Oct 27 (Reuters) - LAIRD PLC ::REVENUE FOR Q3 CONTINUED MUCH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE SEEN IN H1 2017.ANTICIPATE REPORTING FULL YEAR UNDERLYING PROFIT BEFORE TAX TOWARDS TOP END OF CURRENT MARKET FORECASTS FOR 2017.YEAR TO DATE, FOR NINE MONTH PERIOD TO 30 SEPTEMBER, REVENUE INCREASED 23% TO £686M (YEAR TO DATE SEPT 2016: £560M).
Laird Plc : Sees likely loss from Novero acquisition for full year of around 9.0 mln stg . Interim dividend up 3 pct to 4.53 pence per share . For 6 months ended June 30 underlying profit before tax 1,3 16.4 mln stg versus 26.9 mln stg . 15.2 pct increase in H1 revenue reflects growth in majority of business and acquisitions .Rapid downturn in US rail freight markets due to commodity and energy prices has had a significant impact on revenues in our WACS business.