- Bodycote's group revenue for the four months ended 30 April was £227.0m, 18.0% higher than the corresponding period last year, 7.1% higher at constant exchange rates.

Like-for-like revenues were higher by 3.9%.

Aerospace, defence & energy business revenues were higher by 10.8% (0.6% at constant exchange rates).

Automotive & general industrial business revenues increased by 23.2% (11.8% at constant exchange rates.

Bodycote said the performance in the first four months of the year had been robust and in line with the board's expectations and the outlook for the year as a whole remained unchanged.

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