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Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:06:16 AM
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....The change is the latest example of belt-tightening by the grocer, which is part of the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership. Earlier this month the company slashed its staff bonus to just 6% of salary, the lowest level since the 1950s, despite a 21% rise in pre-tax profits. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:53:42 PM
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....ISS said the profit target had been lowered “without any compelling rationale provided by the company”. Crest Nicholson’s remuneration report outlined further plans to cut the target for pre-tax profit growth from 16%-20% a year ago to 5%-8% for the 2017 to 2019 period, citing challenging trading conditions. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A 58% defeat for a remuneration report counts as a thumper, but Crest Nicholson cannot be surprised it happened. The housebuilder, based in the south-east, increased its pre-tax profits by 27% last year but the hurdle for directors to earn maximum jackpots will be set lower in future. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Overall, revenues for Oliver’s restaurant operation were up by 8. 6% in 2015, although pre-tax profits fell by 39% to £2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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What next for Next? Decline, if it comes, should still be profitable | Nils Pratley image
....A 58% defeat for a remuneration report counts as a thumper, but Crest Nicholson cannot be surprised it happened. The housebuilder, based in the south-east, increased its pre-tax profits by 27% last year but the hurdle for directors to earn maximum jackpots will be set lower in future. ...
Crest Nicholson to pay bonuses despite shareholder revolt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 07:10:32 PM
....ISS said the profit target had been lowered “without any compelling rationale provided by the company”. Crest Nicholson’s remuneration report outlined further plans to cut the target for pre-tax profit growth from 16%-20% a year ago to 5%-8% for the 2017 to 2019 period, citing challenging trading conditions. ...
Waitrose axes free coffee for shoppers – unless they buy something first image
....The change is the latest example of belt-tightening by the grocer, which is part of the employee-owned John Lewis Partnership. Earlier this month the company slashed its staff bonus to just 6% of salary, the lowest level since the 1950s, despite a 21% rise in pre-tax profits. ...
Jamie Oliver to launch new show as part of deal with Channel 4 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 03:41:50 PM
....Overall, revenues for Oliver’s restaurant operation were up by 8. 6% in 2015, although pre-tax profits fell by 39% to £2. ...
Audi and VW sites raided in emissions probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:32:14 PM
....Audi-owner VW has already agreed to settlements of $21bn (£17bn) in the US. The raid at Audi's sites coincided with the company's annual press conference, in which it reported pre-tax profits of 3bn euros (£2. ...
Brexit leads cosmetics firm Lush to look for expansion outside UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:00:30 PM
....9m in the year ended 30 June 2016. Lush said pre-tax profit for the year to 30 June rose 76% to £43. ...
‘To fly, to starve’ – BA cabin crew deserve better | Letter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 05:38:47 PM
.... In an amplified reprise of the events of 2009-11, BA is refusing to negotiate through Acas, in this case with Unite (the union for “mixed fleet”), having threatened to remove bonuses for 2016 and 2017 and banned staff travel concessions, while the crew have been compelled to take strike action, amounting to as many as 26 days. The spurious excuse of a tough trading environment used in 2010 is wholly implausible now, given the parent company’s (IAG) recent declaration of £2bn pre-tax profit, an increase of one-third on the previous year. ...
Intel buys driverless car technology firm Mobileye image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:09:06 PM
.... . In its results for last year, Mobileye said revenue more than tripled to $358m, while pre-tax profit jumped from $79. ...
Wood Group agrees takeover of rival Amec Foster Wheeler image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:32:01 AM
....In February, Wood Group revealed a revenues had fallen 16% last year to $4. 9bn, while pre-tax profit halved to $66m. ...
Bovis Homes rejects offers from Redrow and Galliford Try image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:09:00 PM
....The house builder said then that the experiences of a significant number of customers "fell below the high standards they rightly expected". Bovis saw pre-tax profits for last year fall 3% to £154. ...
Wetherspoons chairman criticises 'dinner party' Budget image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 08:04:21 AM
....Mr Martin's comments came as the 900-strong chain announced its annual results. In its results for the 26 weeks ending 22 January, pre-tax profits before exceptional items rose 42. ...
Pay boosts for Shell and Rolls-Royce bosses despite profits slide image
....5m after securing a maximum payout from the firm's long-term incentive plan. WPP, which Sir Martin has built into one of the world's largest ad agencies, recorded a 13% rise in pre-tax profit last year. ...
Morrisons leads FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:21:19 AM
....5% growth a year earlier. The news overshadowed Domino's Pizza's full-year results, which showed that underlying pre-tax profits had risen by 17% last year to £85. ...
FTSE 100 ends lower after Budget speech image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:03:23 AM
....Other strong performers included the world's largest security firm, G4S, which jumped 8% following a strong set of results. The firm, which is seeking to put a number of historic scandals behind it, said its sales rose 6% in 2016, while pre-tax profits at its continuing businesses climbed 14%. ...
Direct Line says insurance payout change has cost it £217m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:13:16 AM
. Insurance company Direct Line has said last week's changes to the way accident victims are compensated has dented pre-tax profits by £217m. ...
GM set to announce Opel and Vauxhall sale on Monday image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 12:03:33 PM
....Opel had hoped to return to profitability by 2016, but the slide in sterling following the EU referendum last June contributed to its 257m euros annual loss. In contrast, Ford Europe managed to make a pre-tax profit last year despite the pound's collapse. ...
FTSE 100 falls from record high as Capita slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:09:57 AM
....The London market finished down from Wednesday's record high as shares in outsourcing group Capita slumped 9%. The share fall came after the company revealed that annual pre-tax profits had fallen 33% to £74. ...
Capita boss to quit amid profit fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:19:35 AM
....The firm said Andy Parker would step down later this year once a replacement had been found. The news came as it revealed that annual pre-tax profits had fallen 33% to £74. ...
ITV profits fall as advertising revenue slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:37:00 AM
. ITV has reported a 14% fall in annual pre-tax profits to £553m as advertising revenues declined by 3%. ...
Sir Philip Green hasn't pushed the boat out with his BHS pensions deal | Nils Pratley image
....It will be no comfort to Southern’s beleaguered customers that the parent company is also having a rough ride. Go-Ahead, which owns 65% of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), operator of the Southern franchise, saw half-year pre-tax profits fall 12% to £67m. ...
Greggs sales up as it warns on inflation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:32:22 AM
....Total sales rose by 7% to £894. 2m last year, while pre-tax profits hit £75. ...
Middle-aged dog walkers to lead Mountain Warehouse across US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:35:52 AM
....The 49-year-old Welshman is a serial entrepreneur who after several false starts – including an ill-starred rollerblade chain – found a winning formula in Mountain Warehouse. Today it has 201 stores in the UK and delivered a pre-tax profit of £16. ...
Insurance premiums 'set to soar' after compensation changes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 09:21:10 AM
....A number of insurance companies said their finances would be hit as a result of the changes. Direct Line said it expected its pre-tax profits to be reduced by as much as £230m. ...
Housebuilder Persimmon's profits rise amid 'confident' market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 08:32:01 AM
....Annual profits at one of the UK's biggest housebuilders, Persimmon, have risen by nearly a quarter amid what it described as a "confident" market. Persimmon said underlying pre-tax profit rose 23% last year to £782. ...
Trinity Mirror sees big rise in profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 08:17:10 AM
....Newspaper firm Trinity Mirror has seen annual profit rise 24% after it bought local paper group Local World. Adjusted pre-tax profit in 2016 was £133. ...
Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market image
....However, it was Rightmove’s numbers that really caught the eye. The online property portal reported 2016 revenues up 15% to £220m – and pre-tax profits up nearly a fifth to £162m. ...
William Hill's potential next CEO backs curbs on TV gambling adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:53:03 PM
....Bowcock, the interim CEO after the departure of James Henderson last July following successive profit warnings, is among the favourites to be named chief executive, with a decision due within weeks. His comments on advertising, as the company announced a 1% increase in pre-tax profit to £226m, come as the government reviews the potential harm caused by fixed-odds betting terminals and TV advertising. ...
BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:30:11 PM
.... . Unite said it was clear BA could "afford" to settle the dispute after its parent company, IAG, announced annual pre-tax profit of £2bn earlier on Friday. ...
RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:10:51 AM
....Airline group IAG - which owns British Airways and Iberia - saw its shares rise 4. 5% after it reported pre-tax profits of 2. ...
Royal Bank of Scotland losses more than treble to £7bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:32:39 AM
....Separately, Asian-focused bank Standard Chartered reported that it had swung back into profit in 2016. It recorded a pre-tax profit of $409m (£326m), compared with a $1. ...
John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 08:49:50 PM
.... . In January the retailer said it expected its full-year pre-tax profit, which it will announce on 9 March, to be higher than last year's £435m. ...
Australia Post chief resigns despite bumper profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:35:29 AM
....7bn bailout over a 10-year period, it added. Australia Post earned A$197m ($151m; £121m) in first half pre-tax profit for the six months to December 2016. ...
Qantas profits buffeted by competition headwinds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:43:50 AM
....More empty seats on flights contributed to a 7. 5% fall in underlying pre-tax profit to A$852m ($656m; £527m), while revenue slipped 3. ...
Business rates: this toxic row will return unless we find a fairer alternative | Nils Pratley image
.... On the other hand, revenues (ignoring currency movements) were flat, disappointing the City. Headline pre-tax profits, swamped by write-offs and one-offs, fell by 62% but even at the underlying level the figure was still virtually unchanged at $19bn. ...
Rolls-Royce posts biggest loss in its history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:28:53 AM
....Excluding the bribery penalties and the impact of currency fluctuations, Rolls reported that underlying revenues fell 2% in 2016 to £13. 8bn and that underlying pre-tax profits fell 49% to £813m. ...
Unite workers at BMW threaten action over plans to shut UK pension scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
.... He is due to hold talks with senior management at the car giant’s Mini plant in Cowley, Oxfordshire, next Monday. BMW, which made record pre-tax profits of €9bn (£7. ...
Hand delivered: will Ocado's robot soon be picking your shopping? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:49:24 PM
....The company, founded by three former Goldman Sachs bankers in 2000, delivered its first profit in 2015 after 15 years of investment in technology and warehouse systems. On Tuesday, the company reported a 22% rise in pre-tax profits to £14. ...
BT insists Italian scandal is under control as profits plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of January 2017 09:54:01 AM
....”. The third-quarter results showed a 37% fall in pre-tax profits to £526m, with the fallout of the scandal and a slowdown in UK public sector work and international corporate business overshadowing better results elsewhere. ...
Mr Kipling maker's shares in exceedingly sharp fall as profits sliced image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 03:09:46 PM
....After a tough quarter in the run-up to Christmas, Premier said annual trading profits would be 10% lower than previously expected. City analysts had pencilled in trading profits of £130m and adjusted pre-tax profits of £86m. ...
A new stock market bubble? Neil Woodford may have a point image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:21:32 PM
.... Such an increase was also merely part of the script as M&S attempts to rid itself of its addiction to short-term discounts to sell more of its clothes at full price. The company’s guidance that pre-tax profits will be £593m-ish this year was left intact. ...
Bovis accused of pressuring buyers to move into unfinished homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:00:13 AM
.... It warned last Wednesday that it would complete about 180 fewer homes than expected in 2016, blaming operational issues. This will affect profits – Bovis now expects to make an annual pre-tax profit of £160m to £170m, compared with analysts’ forecasts of about £183m. ...
Basic shop disciplines deliver Morrisons a merrier Christmas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 03:13:19 PM
.... In profits terms, it won’t be. Five years ago, annual underlying pre-tax profits were £948m but this financial year, after Tuesday’s modest upgrade to forecasts, they will be £335m-ish, up from £242m a year ago. ...
Trinity Mirror confirms talks with Richard Desmond's Express Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:26:23 PM
....Express Newspapers is not involved in the initiative, Project Juno. In May last year, the firm reported it had more than tripled pre-tax profits in 2015 to £30. ...
Tesco set to cut 1,000 jobs in restructuring plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 06:38:03 PM
....However, although like-for-like sales have picked up again in the UK, profits have remained stubbornly low as the company invests in cutting prices and improving its shops. Tesco recorded a 28% fall in pre-tax profits to £71m in its most recent half-year results. ...
Harrods demonstrators block doorways during tips protest at store image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 7th of January 2017 04:29:21 PM
....1m dividend in 2016. That followed a record year in which pre-tax profits increased by 19% to £168m and sales rose by 4% to £1. ...
Jamie Oliver to close six restaurants in 'tough market' after Brexit vote image
....”. In 2015, Oliver’s group of companies, which also spans areas including TV production, his range of books and the FoodTube digital venture, increased its total revenues by 2% to £158m with pre-tax profits of £10. ...
Harrods workers say company keeps up to 75% of restaurant service charge image
....1m dividend in 2016. That followed a record year in which pre-tax profits increased 19% to £168m. ...
Sports Direct sells Dunlop for $137m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 12:58:13 PM
....In a statement, Sports Direct said it did “not currently have the bandwidth to develop and manage international brands simultaneously”, and needed to prioritise its core UK businesses and relationships with third-party brands. The Dunlop business made a pre-tax profit of £4m on sales of £41. ...
Lloyds Bank buys MBNA credit card firm for £1.9bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 07:29:36 AM
....The price paid by Lloyds assumes £240m to cover claims for mis-selling payment protection insurance (PPI). Lloyds set aside an extra £1bn in October for PPI mis-selling as it revealed that pre-tax profits had fallen 15% in the third quarter to £811m. ...
Nissan's British arm saw profits rise 21% before EU vote image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 07:41:39 PM
....The British arm of Japanese car maker Nissan increased annual profits last year ahead of warnings by senior executives that the Brexit vote could undermine its business and put investment plans in jeopardy. Nissan’s British subsidiary, which is centred around its Sunderland car factory, reported a jump in pre-tax profits of 21% to £117m for the 12 months to the end of March. ...
Fortnum & Mason aims to cut basic pay for more staff in bid to reduce tax bill image
....The Queen’s grocer Fortnum & Mason is trying to persuade more of its staff to accept a big cut in basic pay in return for a share of tips in a move that will help reduce its tax bill. The retailer, which recently announced a 27% rise in pre-tax profit to £6. ...
Rolls-Royce winning contracts legitimately key to growth, says CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:08:31 PM
....But at Rolls-Royce, allegations of corruption were just one of the problems that have dragged the group down. It shares slumped almost 40% in 2015 and this year its first-half pre-tax profit fell 80% to £104m as governments and airlines reined in spending. ...
Punch Taverns pub group receives two takeover offers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 01:37:55 PM
....A deal would follow a complex restructuring of Punch Taverns over recent years, including the demerger in 2011 of its managed pub division Spirit, which was later bought by Greene King. Last month Punch reported its first annual pre-tax profit since 2013. ...
Dixons Carphone drags down FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:35:43 AM
....The retailer saw its share price fall 6. 6%, despite a rise in half-yearly pre-tax profits, as it warned that "more uncertain times" lay ahead. ...
Dixons Carphone profits jump 19% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:27:46 AM
....Profits at Dixons Carphone have jumped 19% after a rise in sales of phones and domestic appliances in its home market. In the six months to 29 October, pre-tax profits climbed to £144m while sales rose 4% to £4. ...
Capita capitalises on robots before new chair Powell powers in | Nils Pratley image
.... The case for the defence is that Capita has suffered a series of unfortunate accidents, such as a Brexit-related slowdown, delays in installing IT for the London congestion zone and upheaval in a recruitment business. Add them all up, though, and Capita, even on the latest prediction, will still make pre-tax profits this year of £515m, only about £100m less than expected in the summer. ...
Capita to replace staff with robots to save money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:29:14 PM
.... The company unveiled plans to shore up its finances, saving £50m a year via austerity measures, including greater use of “proprietary robotic solutions” and moving around 200 jobs to India. The chief executive, Andy Parker, said Capita, which made a pre-tax profit of £186m in the first six months of this year, would use robots to help eliminate human error and make decisions faster. ...
Sports Direct chairman lambasts critics as profits fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:26:28 AM
....Sports Direct also reported a big drop in half-year profits, which it blamed partly on the fall in the pound. The retailer, which has been criticised over working conditions, said reported pre-tax profits fell 25% to £140. ...
Stagecoach: cheap fuel means more people are choosing to travel by car image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:51:08 PM
....Shares rose 2% after Stagecoach reported a 1. 6% increase in revenue to £2bn in the 26 weeks to 29 October, while pre-tax profit dipped to £89. ...
Fortnum & Mason not hampered by Aldi's Christmas competition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 06:00:15 AM
.... Venters said the retailer had recorded an increase in overseas hamper orders this year as wealthy food-lovers cash in on the weak pound. The company, founded in 1707 and best known for its flagship store in Piccadilly, central London, said an overall 17% increase in hamper sales had contributed to another record financial performance, with pre-tax profit up by 27% to £6. ...
Berkeley Group boosts profits by 34% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:15:56 AM
....Housebuilder Berkeley Group has bolstered profits by a third despite seeing demand take a hit from Brexit uncertainty, rising stamp duty and the “extraordinary attack” on buy-to-let landlords. The group, which is focused on London and the south-east, recorded a 34% rise in pre-tax profits to £392. ...
Theresa May should ignore objections to publishing pay ratios | Nils Pratley image
.... But the approach has its limits. After Aberdeen’s 28% fall in underlying pre-tax profits to £353m, the same-again dividend was barely covered by earnings and its £250m cost will swallow most of the year’s cashflow. ...
JD Sports buys Go Outdoors for £112m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 08:28:12 AM
....In the 53 weeks to 31 January 2016, Sheffield-based Go Outdoors had revenues of £202. 2m and a pre-tax profit of £4. ...
Austin Reed brand set for high street return image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 04:43:43 PM
....The group, which also owns homewares retailer Ponden Mill and golfing brand Pro-Quip, posted a 2. 4% rise in underlying annual pre-tax profits to £90. ...
Austin Reed to return to high street seven months after collapse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 11:33:46 AM
....3m in the year to 27 February. The group, which also owns fashion retailer Peacocks, homeware chain Ponden Mill and golfing brand ProQuip, said pre-tax profits before exceptional items increased by 2. ...
Thomas Cook profits down in tough year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:10:06 AM
....Thomas Cook's profits have fallen after a tough year for the tourism industry, with trading affected by terror attacks in Europe and political instability in Turkey. The travel company said pre-tax profits fell to £42m from £50m last year. ...
Chancellor picks goodies selectively from his autumn statement bag image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:01:49 AM
.... Those operators must look after themselves but note the nuanced account offered by the pub and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers on Tuesday. Its pre-tax profits, down by a quarter to £94m in the past year, were impacted by wage inflation; on the other hand, it said competitive pressures have now reduced as the rate of openings of rival new restaurants has “slowed considerably” since the national living wage was introduced in July last year. ...

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