- Hill & Smith Holdings said report trading from the beginning of July to the end of October was in line with its expectations set out at the time of the half year results in August.

An update said: 'Revenue for the period was £201.5m (2016: £189.6m, restated to include non-US Pipe Supports), a 4% organic increase after adjusting for currency translation and acquisitions/disposals.

'The positive translational impact of the strengthening of the US dollar and the euro against sterling increased revenue by 2% versus average exchange rates in 2016.

'Underlying operating profit and operating margin are ahead of the same period last year.'

At 8:03am: [LON:HILS] Hill Smith Holdings PLC share price was -1.5p at 1318.5p

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