Bodycote made encouraging progress in the first half of 2014. Revenues increased by 4.6% at constant exchange rates although adverse foreign exchange movements led reported revenues to decline by 1.3%. Headline operating profit grew by 7.1% to £56.1m and operating profit grew by 7.8% to £54.2m, despite a £3.2m impact due to the effect of adverse exchange movements. 

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Financial highlights

Half Year to
30 June 2014
Revenue £312.3m
Headline operating profit £56.1m
Headline operating cash flow £44.0m
Basic earnings per share 21.1p
Interim dividend per share 4.6p

Business Review Aerospace, Defence & Energy

Revenues for the ADE business were £133.5m in the six months to June 2014 compared with £132.6m in 2013, an increase of 0.7%. At constant exchange rates revenues increased by 6.2%.

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Business Review Automotive & General Industrial

Revenues for the AGI business were £178.8m in the first half of 2014, compared with £183.9m in 2013, a decrease of 2.8%. Revenues increased by 3.4% at constant exchange rates.

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Summary and outlook

The Group delivered a strong first half performance. Organic growth and margin improvement were affected by currency headwinds, which at current exchange rates will have a greater impact in the second half.

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