The morning news update with Unilever, William Hill and dotDigital

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FTSE 100

Unilever (ULVR) – net profits up by 5% at €5.5 billion in the year to December.

Petrofac (PFC) – has received an award notification for the first phase of Kuwait Oil Company’s Lower Fars heavy oil development programme, with Greece based Consolidated Contractors Company as its partner, with a total project value of more than $4 billion.

Capita (CPI) – Sheffield City Council has chosen to extend its existing seven-year transformation partnership with Capita, which commenced in January 2009, by up to a further six years. The extension will generate additional revenue to Capita of approximately £140 – £170 million and will run from January 2016 to January 2022.

FTSE 250

William Hill (WMH) – statutory operating profits down by 7% in the fourth quarter but up by 11% at £371 million for the full year to 30th December.

Stock Spirits Group (STCK) – expects full year results to conclude around the lower end of the range outlined in the November trading statement.

IG Group (IGG) – profit before tax up by 2.8% to £101.4 million in the six months to November.

Small caps

1pm (OPM) – profit before taxation increased by 25% to £0.76 million for the six months to November.

IQE (IQE) – trading during the second half of the year has been good and it expects to report a performance for the year as a whole in line with market expectations. 

Actual Experience (ACT) – has secured its third contract with Ofcom to continue the development of a quality measurement methodology which takes account of all factors which can affect internet performance. The three month contract, which represents the largest order received to date by the company, culminates in a report to be submitted to Ofcom.

K3 Business Technologies (KBT) – trading in the first half of the year has been in line with management expectations, supported by an increase in sales of approximately 20% against the same period last year. 

dotDigital (DOTD) – overall revenue up by 31%  to approximately £10 million in the six months to December.

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