StockMarketWire.com - Miniature wargames maker Games Workshop reported a slip in first-half profit as increased carriage and staff costs offset a rise in revenue.

For the six months to 28 November 2021, pre-tax profit fell to £88.2 million from £91.6 million year-on-year, while revenue increased to £191.5 million from £186.8 million.

'Our profit before tax is down £3.4 million, however, excluding foreign exchange movements and increased carriage costs and paying our staff more [...] our net core business profits are broadly in line with last year's record performance,' the company said.

Games Workshop declared an interim dividend of 100p per share, up from 80p year-on-year.

'We are pleased to confirm that we continue to trade in line with expectations and look forward to providing a further update to the market in due course,' it added. Story provided by StockMarketWire.com