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BRIEF-Laura Ashley sees FY net pre-tax profit below market expectations.
February 16, 2017 / 7:45 AM / 10 months ago

BRIEF-Laura Ashley sees FY net pre-tax profit below market expectations.

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Laura Ashley Holdings Plc:

* H1 pretax profit 7.8 million stg versus 11 million stg year ago

* H1 sales fell 2.5 percent to 146 million stg

* FY pretax profit 7.8 million stg versus 11 million stg year ago

* Interim dividend 0.5 penceper share

* Says online revenue of 25.6 mln stg. (26 weeks to Jan. 30 2016: 25.0 mln stg) for 26 weeks to Dec. 31 2016.

* Says hotel revenue of 1.4 mln stg (26 weeks to Jan. 30 2016: 1.3 mln stg) for 26 weeks to Dec. 31 2016.

* Says trading conditions have been demanding during first six months of year ending 30 June 2017.

* Says that net pre-tax profit for year will fall below market expectations. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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