- CEPS operating profit rose by 10% to £536,000 in the year to the end of December and revenues increased to £24.32m from £18.23m last time.

Profit before tax was down at £146,000 (2015: £256,000) before the exceptional goodwill impairment charge of £611,000. Group costs were lower than last year at £308,000, but 2015 central costs included a £79,000 write-off of historic goodwill.

The group said that if this was excluded, costs were marginally up by £17,000 as compared to £291,000 in 2015.

The post-tax loss was £913,000 (2015: profit £57,000).

At 9:50am: [LON:CEPS] CEPS PLC share price was -4.5p at 29p

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