- Digital performance marketing group XLMedia posted a 27% rise in annual profit after acquisitions boosted revenue by a third.

Pre-tax profit rose to $39.3m, as revenue increased by 33% to $137.6m.

Full-year dividend payments were nudged up to 7.7331c per share, up from 7.6069c in the previous year.

'Our recent entry into the personal finance sector is already delivering tangible benefits with potential for further upside, while the core activities continue to deliver solid growth,' chief executive Ory Weihs said.

'Elsewhere, core markets continue to perform well, and alongside the acquisitions and ongoing investment in technology, we are confident these will generate significant returns.'

At 9:13am: [LON:XLM] XLMedia Plc share price was -7p at 185p

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