- Mobile-data solutions group Touchstar upgraded its annual guidance after it posted a modest first-half profit underpinned by cost cutting.

Pre-tax profit for the six months through June amounted to £112,000, down from £150,000 year-on-year.

Revenue fell to £2.9 million, down from £3.2 million, but margins improved to 56.5%, from 50.1%.

Touchstar said the profitable outcome in the first half was driven by tight cost control and higher margins.

The second half had started well and it now expected the full-year result to be above market forecasts 'despite continued uncertainty'.

Touchstar added that current prospects gave it confidence that 2022 would be 'an even better year'.

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