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Co-op hit by falling food sales

Co-op hit by falling food sales

Co-operative Group has reported a fall in first-half underlying profit to £230.8 million, down from £262.3 million a year earlier. The mutual has been hit by declining food sales in the face of strong competition, reduced government funding for prescriptions and a change in the income recognition policy on the sale of its funeral bonds. [...]

Ryanair profit up despite rising fuel costs

Ryanair profit up despite rising fuel costs

Irish no-frills airline Ryanair has today reported a rise in annual profits despite higher jet fuel costs, which continue to rise due to the political unrest in the Middle East. The budget carrier said fuel costs grew by 37% during the 12-month period to the end of March. Meanwhile, passenger numbers were up 8% in [...]

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Morgan Stanley posts 48% fall in Q1 profit

Morgan Stanley posts 48% fall in Q1 profit

US banking giant Morgan Stanley has today announced first quarter profit fell 48% on an annual basis – primarily due to a $655 million pre-tax loss from its joint venture with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group. However, the fall was much less than analysts had forecast and shares rose 3.5% in early trading as a result. [...]

Tesco full year profit boosted by Asian growth

Tesco full year profit boosted by Asian growth

Supermarket giant Tesco has today announced overall pre-tax profits were £3.5 billion for the year to 26 February – an 11.3% rise on a year ago. Profits were 30% higher in Asia at £570 million with sales up 21% to £11 billion, driven by a strong performance in Thailand and Korea. Today’s results represent the [...]

Northern Rock bad bank returns to profit

Northern Rock bad bank returns to profit

Northern Rock Asset Management (NRAM), the so-called bad bank, returned to profit in 2010, it was reported today. The crisis-torn bank, which was the first victim of the credit crunch, said pre-tax profits for the 2010 year were £200.1 million, against a £166.5 million loss in 2009. At the start of 2010, Northern Rock was [...]

Taylor Wimpey returns to full-year profit

Taylor Wimpey returns to full-year profit

Taylor Wimpey, which was formed by the merger of Taylor Woodrow and George Wimpey, today said it had returned to profitability but remains cautious. The housebuilder, which is the country’s third largest by value, said pre-tax profit before exceptional items came in at £75.1 million for the 2010 year - against a loss of £96.1 [...]

Redrow reports half-year profit

Redrow reports half-year profit

Housebuilder Redrow, which is the fifth largest housebuilder in the UK by volume, has today reported a profit for the six-month period to 31 December. The company said net income for the period was £3.5 million against a loss of £6.3 million a year earlier. Meanwhile, the company based in St. David’s Park, Wales, said [...]

UBS returns to full-year profit

UBS returns to full-year profit

Swiss banking giant has posted its first annual profit since 2006. The bank, which is Switzerland’s largest, has today reported a net profit of SwFr7.2 billion (£4.7 billion) for the 2010 year - this compares with a loss of SwFr2.7 billion in 2009. However, the bank still has a long way to go after full-year [...]

Morgan Stanley reports surge in Q4 profits

Morgan Stanley reports surge in Q4 profits

US banking giant Morgan Stanley has today announced fourth quarter profits surged by 60% - in line with forecasts. The Wall Street bank said net profit came in at $600 million (£375 million) for the final three months of 2010, against a profit of $376 million a year ago. Shares in the bank were up [...]

Revenue up at easyJet despite snowfall

Revenue up at easyJet despite snowfall

Budget airline easyJet has today said it was hit by the severe wintry weather in Europe last month and was hit by costs of £31 million, which also included strike action by French air traffic controllers. However, taking this into account, the airline said revenue in its first quarter (the final three months of 2010) [...]

US Treasury sells stake in Citigroup

US Treasury sells stake in Citigroup

The US Treasury has disposed of its remaining stake in Citigroup - bringing a net profit to taxpayers of $12 billion (£7.6 billion). The banking giant, which was badly hit during the financial crisis, was the recipient of a $45 billion cash bailout in 2008 and 2009, with the funds coming from the Troubled Asset [...]

BP returns to profit following disastrous oil leak

BP returns to profit following disastrous oil leak

Oil giant BP has today announced its results for the July to September period. These were delayed by one week because of account complexities relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company said third-quarter replacement cost profit dived 63% to $1.85 billion (£1.15 billion), this compares with the $17 billion loss reported in [...]

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Global airlines recovering faster than anticipated

Global airlines recovering faster than anticipated

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has today revised its forecasts for the airline industry and said the recovery had been “stronger and faster than anyone predicted”. According to the industry body, global airlines will make profits of $8.9 billion (£5.7 billion) in 2010. The figure is a sharp upward revision from the one it [...]

RBS reports first half profit

RBS reports first half profit

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which is 83% owned by the taxpayer, today announced a profit for the six months ended June, boosted by falling charges for bad debt. The bank posted a net profit of £9 million ($14.3 million) compared with a £1.04 billion net loss in the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, [...]

Banking recovery continues as Lloyds Banking Group returns to profit

Banking recovery continues as Lloyds Banking Group returns to profit

Lloyds Banking Group, which is 41% owned by the Government, has today reported it returned to profit in the first six months of 2010, revealing profits of £1.6 billion, against a loss of £4 billion a year earlier. The rise in profits was primarily due to reduced writedowns with bad loans falling from £13.4 billion [...]

Northern Rock’s bad bank back in profit

Northern Rock’s bad bank back in profit

Northern Rock Asset Management (NRAM), the so-called bad bank, has today reported it has returned to profit. The crisis-torn bank, which was the first victim of the credit crunch, said pre-tax profit for the first six months to the end of June were £349.7 million, compared with a loss of £724.2 million a year earlier. [...]

Bradford & Bingley back in the black

Bradford & Bingley back in the black

Nationalised lender Bradford & Bingley (B&B) today announced it returned to profit in the first half. The bank posted a pre-tax profit of £896 million for the six months to the end of June, after posing a loss of £160 million in the same period a year ago. Meanwhile, operating costs fell from £65 million [...]

UBS Q2 profits exceed expectations

UBS Q2 profits exceed expectations

Swiss banking giant UBS has today reported a net profit of SwFr2.0 billion (£1.2 billion, $1.9 billion) for the April to June period - exceeding analysts’ expectations. The news will be welcomed by many investors after the bank was among one of the worst hit victims of the credit crunch due to its exposure to [...]

Co-operative pays record £50m dividend

Co-operative pays record £50m dividend

The Co-operative Group has announced a record dividend payment of £50 million after posting its highest ever profit in 2009. The five million members of the Co-operative Group will share in the £50.4 million payout, with an average payment of £9.88 per member. This is a 30% increase on last year’s dividend payment of £38.8 [...]

Ryanair returns to profit

Ryanair returns to profit

Budget airline Ryanair has today announced it returned to profit for the year to March after reporting its first annual loss a year ago. The airline unveiled pre-tax profits of €341 million (£289 million) for the year and said it intends to pay a one-off dividend to shareholders totalling €500 million - the first one [...]