- Informa reported Thursday annual profits grew helped by an increase in revenues amid a boost from acquisitions.

For the 12 months to 31 December, reported pretax profit rose 5.2% to £282.1m reported revenue was 35% to £2.37bn.

The rise in revenue growth was mainly by UBM which saw underlying revenues rise 2.8% for the year.

Academic revenue and global exhibition saw reported revenue rise 2.8% and just 0.6%, respectively.

The dividend was up 7.1% to 21.90p for the year from 20.45p last year.

'In 2019, our focus is on delivering continued performance and growth across the enlarged Group, whilst we consolidate our market positions, and further adapt our operations to reap the full revenue, profit and cashflow benefits of our increased international reach in attractive specialist markets,' the company said.

At 8:31am: [LON:INF] Informa PLC share price was +18.9p at 730.5p

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