- A significant market deterioration led to a £87.6m drop in revenue for Vesuvius in 2019.

The company has reported a decline of trading profit, limited to £15.8m for the year ending December 31, 2019, a result of the acceleration of its restructuring efforts.

In spite of the lower revenue, the company saw a resilient return on sales at 10.6% during the period.

Over the year, Vesuvius made recurring savings of £16.4m and accelerated R&D efforts with the launch of 10 products, which as a percentage of sales increased to 16.3%, from 15.4% in 2018.

The full year dividend increased by 3.5% to 20.5p per share.

At 9:34am: [LON:VSVS] Vesuvius PLC share price was +17.5p at 428.7p

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