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....Now Nintendo, which has struggled to compete in the games console market as Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox dominate, has a hit on its hands. Last month, Nintendo said it expected its new Switch console, which it launched on 3 March, to end an eight-year sales decline and double annual operating profit. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....9m profit before tax. The carmaker, based in Gaydon, Warwickshire, also raised annual forecasts, predicting an operating profit of £170m in 2017 and a 30% increase in sales to nearly 4,800 cars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Aston Martin roars back into profit as DB11 revs up sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 05:41:58 PM
....9m profit before tax. The carmaker, based in Gaydon, Warwickshire, also raised annual forecasts, predicting an operating profit of £170m in 2017 and a 30% increase in sales to nearly 4,800 cars. ...
Nintendo's share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:29:39 PM
....Now Nintendo, which has struggled to compete in the games console market as Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox dominate, has a hit on its hands. Last month, Nintendo said it expected its new Switch console, which it launched on 3 March, to end an eight-year sales decline and double annual operating profit. ...
National Grid boss says Labour plan will stall green energy drive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:00:40 PM
.... John Pettigrew said renationalisation was “the last thing the industry needs” as it invests to accommodate more wind and solar power on the UK’s power grids. “Clearly, on nationalisation, we do not think it is a good idea,” Pettigrew said, as the company reported operating profits up 14% to £4. ...
Lloyds should give the backslapping a rest after sale of government stake | Nils Pratley image
....SSE, it should be noted, is a much broader business than energy supply. Its networks and power generation divisions contributed larger slices to overall operating profits of £1. ...
Which? names Richer Sounds and Toolstation as UK's best-rated shops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of May 2017 07:01:40 AM
....The hi-fi and TV specialist was founded by influential business guru Julian Richer, who has promised to hand his business to his employees through a trust model similar to that of John Lewis when he dies. It has 53 stores and made an operating profit of £9m on sales of £186m last year. ...
BT deserves credit – clawing back boss's bonus is common sense | Nils Pratley image
.... The public sector market was weak, the global services division needs a job-cutting overhaul, and the TV business ended the year with a “soft” quarter. Overall, top-line operating profits were £7. ...
Sterling falls after Bank report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 07:59:40 AM
....7% after the South African packaging company reported lower profits. First-quarter operating profits dropped 6% to 252m euros (£212m) as a result of lower selling prices and rising costs. ...
Pearson shareholders reject chief executive's £1.5m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:32:23 PM
.... Despite the poor performance of the company, staff still shared £55m in bonus and incentive payments as Pearson reached some goals including profit targets. Taurel defended the payouts to Pearson’s top brass, saying operating profits had come within guidance despite a difficult 2016 for the business overall. ...
BA owner IAG hails record first-quarter profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 10:00:56 AM
....Airline group IAG, which owns British Airways and Iberia, has reported record first-quarter profits. IAG, which also owns Aer Lingus, said underlying operating profits in the quarter rose 10% to 170m euros (£144m). ...
FTSE 100 boosted by Pearson and IAG image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:08:03 AM
....5% after the airline group reported record first-quarter results. The company - which owns BA, Aer Lingus and Iberia - said underlying operating profit rose 9. ...
Volkswagen Group profits soar after cost cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:41:07 AM
....Meanwhile, the group's troubled flagship brand also saw profits surge. Volkswagen brand operating profits rose to 869m euros from 73m euros the year before, although accounting changes meant sales revenues declined 24% to 19bn euros. ...
RBS reports first quarterly profit since 2015 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:57:09 AM
....”. He highlighted the fall in costs for misconduct, the increase in income in the core bank and a reduction in costs – which will fall £750m this year – which are helped generate an operating profit of £1. ...
Pret a Manger tries to woo British workers as Brexit looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:01:44 PM
....His comments came as the company reported a record set of full-year results, with global sales rising 15% to more than £776m last year. The chain’s operating profits increased 11% to more than £93m. ...
Samsung sees best quarterly profits in three years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:59:19 AM
....Demand for memory chips and flat screens for televisions and phones has given Samsung Electronics its best quarterly profits in three years, . The South Korean tech giant reported a 48% jump in operating profits to $8. ...
Jockey Club horse racing posts record annual turnover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:05:46 AM
....5m, up 4. 5% on a year earlier, with operating profits also up, to £22. ...
Toy-maker Hasbro revenues boosted by Monopoly sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 03:00:22 PM
.... . Executives said the decline in operating profit was due to higher expenses, a shift in product mix, and falling revenue from the Magic: The Gathering products. ...
Now on sale: Jimmy Choo (the whole company) image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 08:25:28 AM
.... It runs 150 stores around the world, opening 10 last year as well as refitting 16 shops. It recently reported operating profits of £42. ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
....Publicis Media, part of the multibillion-pound French advertising and public relations group Publicis, is currently looking for a German-speaking intern who will receive only lunch and travel expenses. The firm’s parent company, Publicis Groupe, recorded an operating profit of £1. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....Sky has a separate existing deal to exclusively air HBO programming, such as Billions and Game of Thrones, which runs until 2020. Sky reported an 11% decline in operating profits to £1bn in the nine months to the end of March. ...
Sky announces HBO co-production deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:23:20 AM
....That news was released along with Sky's results for the nine months to April. It reported an 11% fall in operating profit to a little over £1bn. ...
Premier League revenues soar but clubs still make a loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:05:23 PM
....In 2015-16 wages accounted for 64% of income, compared with 71% in 2012-13 and 69% in 2009-10. Meanwhile, combined operating profits for 2015-16 - which strip out the effects of player trading, net interest charges and the changing value of player contracts - remained stable at £500m, the same as in the previous 2014-15 season. ...
Tesco full-year pre-tax profits hit by fine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:37:34 AM
....It said it had taken a £235m charge after it agreed a deferred prosecution with the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority in March. However, Tesco said it exceeded its full-year operating profit target. ...
Tesco shares tumble despite first UK growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:26:58 AM
....Tesco has reported its first year of sales growth in the UK since 2010, but good news for its vast domestic chain has been overshadowed by the stormy outlook for future trading as the weakness of sterling pushes up food prices. The UK’s largest retailer was the biggest faller in the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, with the shares finishing down more than 5%, despite beating City expectations with a 30% rise in group operating profit to £1. ...
Southern rail boss paid £495,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 10:09:03 AM
....David Brown, the chief executive of Go-Ahead, the parent company of Govia Thameslink, refused an annual bonus and pay increase in September given the disruption on the network. Go-Ahead’s annual report states: “The directors’ remuneration policy is designed to reflect the group’s performance, with elements of remuneration linked to our strategic priorities, particularly health and safety, customer satisfaction, and operating profit and cashflow. ...
Tesco to report a return to financial health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 04:14:41 PM
.... “We expect a beat and look for a confident outlook,” said Mahamkali. Last year Tesco made an operating profit of £944m but five years ago that figure was £4bn, which is why some investors are worried the purchase of Booker, the cash and carry company behind the Londis and Budgens convenience stores, will derail its recovery. ...
Can end of unhappy marriage with L'Oréal breathe new life into Body Shop? image
.... “This is not a time to have lots of stores,” says a source close to the bidding. The Body Shop’s operating profits dived 38% to €33. ...
Co-op boss shrugs off £130m loss to focus on group's 'stellar progress' image
....Revenues for the group rose by 3% to £9. 5bn in the year to 31 December and operating profit rose by 32% to £148m after lower restructuring costs. ...
Co-op Group makes loss as bank stake written off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:27:53 AM
....Co-op Group said it had made a "prudent valuation" of its stake in Co-operative Bank based on the "volatility" caused by the sale of the bank. Co-op Group said that operating profits, which exclude the loss related to the bank stake, were up 32% in 2016 at £148m. ...
Apple exit sends UK chip firm's shares into freefall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 08:10:18 AM
....The cost cutting and a foreign exchange boost helped return Imagination to profit in the first half following its worst annual loss the previous year. It posted an operating profit from continuing operations of £2. ...
FTSE 100 slides as sterling strengthens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 08:32:29 AM
....SSE fell 1. 55% after the energy firm said operating profits for 2016-17 at its retail unit were expected to fall. ...
Johnston Press announces £300m pre-tax loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 07:28:23 AM
....Other costs include the £20m annual cost of servicing the debt, and £10m extra for pensions. There was an operating profit of £42m, but the major revaluations took the pre-tax statutory loss to £300m. ...
Tesco has settled with the SFO – but it faces more headaches ahead | Nils Pratley image
....For Tesco, a £235m bill to settle investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority counts as a tidy piece of business. The sum will wipe out almost 20% of operating profits last year, but the company’s negotiating power was approximately zero after it had confessed to a £326m overstatement of profits in 2014. ...
Pearson boss sees pay boost despite firm's struggles image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 04:28:38 PM
....5m in 2016, including a £343,000 bonus, as the company hit certain performance measures. Pearson met its operating profit target of £630m, but made a £2. ...
Bonus for Pearson chief despite biggest loss in company's history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 03:30:57 PM
....In January almost £2bn was wiped from Pearson’s stock market value after it issued fifth profit warning in two years. The company said Fallon had received a cash bonus for hitting lower-end targets relating to operating profits. ...
Boss of British Gas owner gets 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty image
....Centrica said it recognised the sensitivity of executive pay and was very careful to be in line with its peers. A spokeswoman said that in terms of financial performance, 2016 had been a very good year for the company, which posted an operating profit of £1. ...
Thames Water fined £20m for sewage spill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:40:05 PM
....However, the fine amounts to a tiny proportion of the company's annual income. Thames Water makes an operating profit of around £2m every day. ...
Thames Water hit with record £20m fine for huge sewage leaks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:49:38 AM
....Thames Water, which is the UK’s biggest water company and serves about a quarter of the population, was fined £1m in 2016 for repeated discharges of sewage into the Grand Union canal in Hertfordshire and £380,000 later the same year, after a sewage leak in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Chilterns. Thames Water made an operating profit of £742m in 2015-16 and paid out £82m in dividends. ...
Sainsbury's takes inflation hit on the chin as Aldi and Lidl loom | Nils Pratley image
....It would be exaggeration to say Leo Quinn, the outsider recruited to cure Balfour’s many ailments, has completed the task. Even in a low-margin business like construction, making an operating profit of £67m on revenues of £8. ...
FTSE 100 slips after Brexit jitters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 09:57:01 AM
Morrisons leads FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:21:19 AM
....". Shares in Aviva were having a better day, rising nearly 6% after the insurer reported a 12% rise in operating profits in 2016. ...
FTSE 100 ends lower after Budget speech image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:03:23 AM
....Shares in the insurer Legal & General dipped 2. 12% as the company reported an 11% increase in operating profits to £1. ...
FTSE 100 dragged lower as Paddy Power Betfair shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:33:52 AM
....Revenues rose 18% to £1. 55bn last year, with underlying operating profit jumping 44% to £330m. ...
Standard Life  and Aberdeen Asset Management confirm merger talks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 05:57:06 PM
.... Aberdeen specialises in emerging markets and has struggled since investor interest cooled in recent years, prompting Gilbert to freeze salaries and cut other costs. Standard Life has fared better, and recently posted a 9% rise in operating profit before tax to £723m for 2016. ...
City news: Merlin Entertainments, Sportech, and Mike Ashley  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 08:59:00 AM
....Merlin posted a 6. 2 per cent drop in annual operating profit at constant currency to £302million on 3. ...
Snap IPO: a 21st-century firm with a 19th-century structure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:36:11 PM
.... But the stack is far from ruinous. It should be a simple matter to flog the asset services division, which makes £60m of operating profit, for £650m-ish and thereby avoid a rights issue. ...
Cobham in cash call to tackle debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:26:13 AM
....Cobham unveiled the rights issue plan alongside a disastrous set of results. The firm is still trading profitably and made a £225m operating profit. ...
RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:10:51 AM
....In the FTSE 250, shares in property website Rightmove fell 5. 8%, despite it reporting an 18% rise in operating profit to £161. ...
Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 08:17:21 AM
....”. On Friday, Pearson said that after stripping out the multibillion-dollar impairment charge adjusted operating profits were down by 21% to £635m. ...
BA owner IAG's profits hit by weak pound image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:53:02 AM
....Pre-tax profits at the company rose by nearly a third last year to 2. 4bn euros (£2bn), with operating profits up 8. ...
Barclays: triple the profits, but still a work in progress | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:09:13 AM
.... Since then, RSA’s recovery has run consistently ahead of schedule. The latest evidence is the 25% increase in operating profits to £665m, which included record underwriting profits. ...
John Lewis expects to cut nearly 800 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:45:38 PM
....5% rise in sales in the six months to the end of July as the company invested heavily in equipment to support its online business and increasing pay for staff. The John Lewis group – which includes Waitrose – said last month its annual bonus for staff, known as “partners” because they own the company collectively, would fall significantly this year and that staff numbers would drop after operating profits dived 58. ...
British Gas worst-value tariffs are not 'evil empire', boss says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:28:27 PM
....British Gas has frozen its standard variable tariff, which costs an average of £1,044 per year, until August despite three of the other big six energy suppliers hiking prices. Conn’s comments come as Centrica posted an operating profit for 2016 of £1. ...
FTSE dragged down by ex-dividend firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 12:36:49 PM
....8% after its full-year results beat forecasts. The insurer reported operating profits of £655m, 25% higher than the previous year. ...
British Gas says competition has hit profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:02:22 AM
.... . The owner of British Gas, Centrica, reported a 4% rise in operating profit for 2016 to £1. ...
Heineken may not refresh the pubs other beers could reach, landlords fear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:23:59 AM
....Heineken’s UK managing director has described the deal as a “huge vote of confidence in the ‘Great British pub’”. The brewer’s chief executive, Jean-François van Boxmeer, reiterated those comments on Wednesday when he announced a near-10% rise in operating profits to €3. ...
L'Oréal confirms it is considering selling   The Body Shop as profits fall image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 06:12:47 PM
....But the group now faces more competition than when it started out, from more upmarket ethical brands such as Dr Hauschka and Chantecaille, as well as the British rivals Lush and Neal’s Yard. L’Oréal, which owns a plethora of international brands including Garnier and Maybelline, reported on Thursday that The Body Shop’s operating profit had dived 38% to €33. ...
Five reasons why Waitrose is closing stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 02:57:04 PM
....3% in the past year, as an average 250,000 more shoppers a week walked through its doors. But the upmarket grocer is closing stores and reining in expansion after operating profits fell by 10. ...
Hundreds of Waitrose jobs may go as retailer plans six store closures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 08:17:54 PM
....20 an hour minimum wage for over-25s, the supermarket also stopped paying Sunday and overtime rates for new shop workers. Waitrose’s parent group has warned that its annual bonus for staff, who own the company collectively, would fall significantly this year and staff numbers would drop after operating profits dived 58. ...
GSK needs no medicine despite talk of poor performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:49:04 PM
.... It seems reasonable to balance those risks with annuity-like toothpastes and hard-to-manufacture vaccines. No corporate structure has to be permanent, but Witty leaves a business showing core operating profits up 36% to £7. ...
Samsung factory fire caused by faulty batteries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 04:31:21 PM
TalkTalk hoping for rapid results as Dunstone gets his hands dirty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:29:32 PM
....An optimist would make two points. First, TalkTalk seems more stable after last October’s “simpler” tariffs and rejig of contracts: the third quarter update said full-year operating profits will be as previously advertised, meaning around the £320m mark. ...
Why is Tesco buying Budgens' owner – and will it affect shoppers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 02:12:27 PM
....Booker is a grocery wholesaler supplying 125,000 independent convenience stores as well as 468,000 restaurants, pubs and leisure facilities such as cinemas. The group employs 13,000 people, had sales of £5bn and made £155m in operating profit in the year to March 2016. ...
Does the Imperial revolt herald a new health warning for executive greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:29:10 PM
.... It could be wrong and active negotiations haven’t even started. To be fair to chief executive Ross McEwan, beneath the surface at RBS there is a “core” bank that made operating profits of £1bn a quarter in first nine months of last year. ...
Pearson profit warnings wipe almost £2bn off its value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 09:30:18 AM
....”. Pearson said it had been able to maintain operating profits of about £630m in line with City expectations for 2016 – but only because the company was paying £55m less than expected in management bonus payments. ...
Tesco hails turnaround as festive sales increase image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:18:49 AM
....He said it was on track to meet its promised target of £1. 2bn of operating profit this year “and maybe slightly more”, as the sales rise had been achieved alongside improvements in efficiency. ...
Tesco set to cut 1,000 jobs in restructuring plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 06:38:03 PM
.... Tesco recorded a 28% fall in pre-tax profits to £71m in its most recent half-year results. In response, Lewis told investors that he had an ambition to improve Tesco’s operating profit margin to between 3. ...
FTSE 100 index closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:35:43 AM
.... . As a result, operating profits for 2016 were about £260m, compared with previous guidance of £260m-£280m. ...
William Hill profits hit by 'customer friendly' results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 08:20:03 AM
....William Hill said it had been hit by "customer friendly" results at the back end of last year, cutting profits by about £20m. As a result, its operating profit for 2016 was about £260m, at the bottom end of its predicted range of £260m-£280m. ...

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