- Healthcare services provider Craneware posted a 7% rise in first-half profit, boosted by strong sales in the US.

Pre-tax profit for the six months through December rose to $9.3m, as revenue climbed 15% to $35.8m.

The company declared an interim dividend of 11p per share, up 10% on-year.

Craneware said it had visible revenue of over $70.0m for the current financial year and $196.2m for the three-year period to June 2021.

'As we enter the second half of the financial year we do so with excitement as we continue to build the business in line with the large market opportunity available to us,' chief executive Keith Neilson said.

At 2:34pm: [LON:CRW] Craneware PLC share price was -110p at 2550p

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