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(Reuters) - Britain’s Majestic Wine Plc (WINEW.L) said its half-year adjusted pretax profit rose to 6.8 million pounds as its Naked Wines unit registered a profit in all three geographies. The Naked Wines business, which funds independent winemakers to make exclusive wines at preferential price, posted adjusted earnings before interest and tax of 4.72 million pounds compared with a loss 2.78 million pounds, a year ago.
The latest full-year results were driven by increased air travel that more than offset weakness in sales at rail stations. The rail business has been hurt due to recent attacks, rail workers' strikes and disruptions due to station redevelopments in London, the company said. Like-for-like sales increased 3.1 percent in the year ended Sept. 30, while underlying profit jumped 27 percent to 162.9 million pounds. Revenue rose 11.7 percent to 2.38 billion pounds, excluding the effects of currency change.
Nov 20 (Reuters) - British industrial component distributor Diploma Plc reported a 19 percent rise in full-year adjusted pretax profit as its controls unit saw new project activity and recovery in some end-user markets. Diploma shares rose as much as 8.4 percent to 1160 pence in a muted London market. The stock was trading at the top of the FTSE midcap index by 0945 GMT. Underlying revenue at the company's controls unit rose 14 percent, while its seals unit saw a 4 percent growth.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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