Companies

The Falklands oil companies

7:30 a.m. Fri 19 Feb 2010

Oil-price.net’s article on Falklands oil has a list of the companies involved in exploration, as well as analysis …

Worst January sales growth in 15 years

7:59 a.m. Wed 17 Feb 2010

The KPMG retail monitor downloadable here reports the “worst January sales growth in 15 years”, continuing the bad flow of …

Barclays full year results

11:09 a.m. Tue 16 Feb 2010

Barclays is up over 17% so far this morning on full year results that were much better than expected. The …

ICAP confirms may sell/close businesses

9:51 a.m. Mon 15 Feb 2010

ICAP has confirmed that it is performing a “strategic review” of some of its businesses: in other words it is …

Persimmon trading statement

1:19 p.m. Mon 16 Nov 2009

Persimmon’s trading statement is the most encouraging from the sector so far with sales improving on last year. Even …

Moneysupermarket statement

11:55 a.m. Mon 16 Nov 2009

Moneysupermarket.com’s management statement released today revealed some signs of recovery with revenues 15% better than the average rate …

Lonmin full year results

10:48 a.m. Mon 16 Nov 2009

Lonmin’s performance during the year was dominated by low prices for platinum group metals, with the impact on profits …

BA-Iberia merger:possible obstacles

8:29 a.m. Sat 14 Nov 2009

The Financial Crimes blog warns of possible obstacles to the BA-Iberia merger. Alex does seem to have a point. The …

Electrocomponents H1 results

8:47 a.m. Fri 13 Nov 2009

Parts supplier Electrocomponents’ sales decline has accelerated in in the first half of the current financial year. The H1 results …

British Airways-Iberia merger

6:50 a.m. Fri 13 Nov 2009

British Airways and Iberia are to merge. The merger terms will give BA shareholders 55% of the combined business, which …

BT Q2 results, better outlook, huge pension deficit.

1:49 p.m. Thu 12 Nov 2009

BT’s second quarter results showed the expected declines, but (adjusted) profits rose and expectations for the full year are …

WH Smith’s declining sales

12:01 p.m. Thu 12 Nov 2009

WH Smith’s trading statement revealed a further drops in like-for-like sales with high street like-for-like sales down 4% and …

Hays trading statement

11:05 a.m. Wed 11 Nov 2009

Recruiter Hays trading statement showed continuing declines, as one would expect from a very cyclical business under current circumstances. The …

Reed Elsevier: CEO resgins, trading statement disappoints

10:05 a.m. Wed 11 Nov 2009

The CEO of Reed Elsevier, Ian Smith (that really is an unfortunate name) has resigned. He appears to be the …

Barclays off-balance sheet

11:38 a.m. Tue 10 Nov 2009

According to the Financial Crimes Blog, Barclays is holding assets off balance sheet, which is distorting the numbers. It is …

Yell H1 and new issue

10:12 a.m. Tue 10 Nov 2009

Neither the declines in Yell’s H1 results nor the capital raising that was announced were any surprise. The key …

Vodafone H1

9:26 a.m. Tue 10 Nov 2009

Vodafone’ H1 results showed organic declines: Organic revenue -3% Organic EBITDA -8% Organic adjusted operating profit -11.5% The impact …

Imperial Tobacco 2009 results

8:05 a.m. Tue 10 Nov 2009

Imperial Tobacco’s 10% growth in cigarette volumes for the year (in its full year results) included the effect of …

Cadbury rejects takeover offer

3:39 p.m. Mon 09 Nov 2009

Kraft has, as expected, made a hostile offer for Cadbury. The 717p cash and shares offer is a significant premium …

Spirax-Sarco trading statement

8:45 a.m. Mon 09 Nov 2009

Pump and valve manufacturer Spirax-Sarco has issued a trading statement very like those of other engineers who have reported recently …

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