Consumer spending has proved softer than expected while food price rises will impact on the profitability of the group’s franchisees.
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“With a number of sources of organic growth, we believe the group is well placed to deliver 6% pa revenue growth over the FY17-20 period.
New tie-up will develop a streaming service aimed at brands and content rights holders.
Revenues climbed almost 7% to £198.8mln last year, while pre-tax profits followed suit and jumped to £12.9mln
Trading 212 will allow investors to make ten free trades per month up to a value of £10,000 each.
HS2 will link London and Birmingham and the opportunity to run it from 2026 is included within a West Coast Partnership franchise
Saga’s chief executive officer, Lance Batchelor, said: “We remain on track to deliver on our strategic objectives, including the launch of our membership scheme, Saga Possibilities, which will go live later this year."
The US bank’s analysts said: “Gaming stock valuations appear to be pricing in a consistent growth premium for online players and a bear case regulatory scenario only affecting retail-exposed players.”
The financial services firm said strong client demand had boosted its performance
“Capita is a good business, it creates process solutions for the public and the private sector, and there will be demand,” the HSBC analysts contend
Marlin Bidco had said it intends to de-list the bank if itss take went above 75%
The company is looking to pay a whopping 5.5% dividend starting in October, with plans to grow it over the coming years
The broker concedes Burberry is behind some of its rivals in China, however, the uber popular DK88 leather handbag is proving a runaway success with China’s young affluent
Kin hopes the one-year deal with an NHS Trust hospital will be the start of a “continuing relationship” with the health service
"The Northern Ireland business community has a strong heritage of entrepreneurship but has not necessarily taken full advantage of the public markets."
FFI provides the financiers of film and television productions with contracts that such productions will be completed on time, on budget and to a basic pre-agreed specification
Recently listed on AIM, Falcon Media specialises in “over the top” or OTT media services
“We are delighted to welcome Sir Richard Lambert who joins Bloomsbury at a time when the digital landscape is providing Bloomsbury with new opportunities to grow its publishing mission."
“With earnings, margins and cash conversion continuing to fall we regard Next as a value trap.”
Awash with cash, the company is proposing a special divi, but the shares fell as it reported a slowish start to the current financial year
The board's preference is for an issue of convertible debt to raise funds for investment purposes
Davy’s analysts said the upgrade is based on easyJet’s “unit revenue momentum and the exposure to this trend from the operating leverage provided by its lowered margins”
“The board expects to report revenue and [underlying earnings] comfortably in line with expectations”
It comes as present non-executive director Stephen Morana is stepping down.
A placing at 10p per share will raise the new funds and coincides with a conversion of £3.75mln of debt into equity