Goals Soccer Centres completed its debt restructuring, having lifted underlying profit in the first half of the year thanks to self-help strategies and better weather.
Revenues at the five-a-side football centres company rose 3% to £17m in the first-half of the year compared to the same period last year, with underlying pre-tax profits up 9% to £4.4.m.
The debt restructuring meant that statutory profits plunged to £0.6m from last year's £4m due to £3.8m of exceptional costs.
Goals has replaced its existing banking arrangements with a long term loan facility of £42.5m on much improved and competitive terms, which it intends to use to help roll-out of new centres in the UK and the US.
Chairman Keith Edelman said: "With the rebalanced capital structure generating significant interest savings, a healthy pipeline of new centres and the opportunity to further improve sales and profits in the immature sites the board is confident in meeting its financial expectations for the current financial year and delivering long term value to its shareholders."
Cash and equivalents also increased to £2.2m against £1.8m last year.
The company maintained its dividend recommendation at 0.675p per share.
Interim profits fell by more than a third at Circle Oil, in line with expectations, as it invested in its Moroccan drilling campaign.
Oil production in Egypt continued on a "solid footing" after successful drilling added new producers, while Morocco's gas production now contributes increasingly to revenues as industrial off-take of gas through its pipeline was maintained.
On revenue up 13% to $47.8m, pre-tax profit fell 36% to $9.4m due to increased expenditure, the implementation of the new senior debt facility with the World Bank and a reduction in cost recovery in the North West Gemsa permit.
The extra spending is paying off, said chief executive Chris Green: "Circle's continuing efforts in exploration and development activities for the first half of 2014 have been rewarded with a successful start to the third Moroccan drilling campaign in the SAH-W1 discovery in the Sebou permit."
Available cash at end-June was $29.9m, up by 27%, with the debt facility agreed in March offering $100m.
Circle achieved an average oil price
in Egypt of $104.32 per barrel and a gas price in Morocco of $10.31 per million standard cubic feet (MMscf).
Green added that the recent potential discovery offshore Tunisia adds near and mid-term opportunity, opening and extends the prospectivity over the whole Mahdia permit that management believe could be a "game-changing event" in Circle's development.
"An exciting period is ahead with the second half of the year including new drilling in both Morocco and onshore Oman," he added.