by Kyle Morris
Creightons PLC said on Thursday that pretax profit and revenue for the first half of FY 2022 fell after a half-year figure of last year was boosted by outright sanitation sales generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UK maker of personal care, beauty and fragrance products said pretax profit for the six months ended 30 September was 2.3 million pounds ($3.1 million), compared to GBP 2.9 million a year ago.
Revenue for the period was GBP30.0 million compared to GBP32.4 million a year ago.
Creightons said it benefited from one-time hygiene sales of GBP11.5 million six months ago compared to a year ago, generated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “These hygiene sales were very significant, so were largely replaced in the first half by an increase in core sales across the branded, private label and contract business units prior to the full impact of the recent acquisition, which was driven by the inherent strength of the business and Reflects speed,” it said. ,
The Board declared an interim dividend of 0.15 pence per share per annum.
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