JTC PLC reported Tuesday a rise in pretax profit for the first half of 2020 and said it has performed broadly in line with management views, with is medium-term guidance remaining unchanged.
The financial-services provider posted a pretax profit for the first six months of the year of 10.4 million pounds ($13.4 million) compared with GBP9.0 million for the same period a year earlier.
The London-listed company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization–one of the company’s preferred metrics–increased to GBP16.7 million from GBP15.7 million.
Revenue rose 15% to GBP53.7 million, it said. This was a reflection of a combination of 10.1% organic growth and 5.1% growth related to acquisitions, JTC said.
The board declared an interim dividend of 2.4 pence a share, up from 1.7 pence a share for the first half of 2019.
“Based on our more-than 30 years’ experience, our outlook remains positive,” Chief Executive Nigel Le Quesne said. He said the group has proved its resilience amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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