- Global metrology and healthcare technology group Renishaw plc saw its revenue from continuing operations grow 8% to £154m in its first quarter, the three months to 30 September, but reported a drop in adjusted pre-tax profit to £32.6m, 9% lower year on year.

Its metrology business revenue rose by 7% (at constant exchange rates) to £147.4m while revenue in its healthcare business climbed 25% to £6.6m over the period. Looking forward, the company remained confident in its future growth in both revenue and profit in this financial year despite the potential impacts of Brexit and economic uncertainties in Asia.

Renishaw said it would publish results for the half year ending 31 December 2018 on 31 January 2019.

At 8:16am: [LON:RSW] Renishaw PLC share price was -172p at 4104p

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