International marketing and support services group DCC said full year pre-tax profits rose 26.6% to £316.4m as revenues increased 16.3% to £14.2bn.
International sales, marketing and support services group DCC issued its interim management statement for the third quarter on Wednesday, saying that group operating profit for the period to 31 December was in line with expectations and ahead of the prior year.
International sales, marketing and support services group DCC said it was buying Countrywide Farmers' LPG distribution business for £28.75m in cash.
International sales, marketing and support services group DCC said it had agreed a deal to buy Tega-Technische Gase und Gasetechnik from Germany's Linde for an undisclosed cash sum.
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Support services company DCC posted a rise in first-half profit on Tuesday thanks to a solid performance across its divisions.
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International sales, marketing and support services group DCC announced on Tuesday that its DCC LPG division has reached agreement with NGL Energy Partners to acquire its 'Retail West' LPG division, Hicksgas, based on an enterprise value of $200m (£152m).
International sales, marketing and support services group DCC said first quarter trading was in line with expectations and expected the full year to produce "profit and growth".
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Strong full year results and "impressive" cash generation at diversified support business DCC have led to a 'buy' retention from Cannacord Genuity with a target price of 8000p.
Full year pre-tax profits at business support group DCC rose 23.7% to £268.2m on the back of a 17% rise in revenue to £12.2bn.
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Casting its critical eye over the larger UK business services groups, Morgan Stanley said Aggreko, Berendsen and Capita, instead recommending investors own DCC, AA, Experian and Rentokil.
Stocks in London manoeuvred their way to a positive close after UK services industry output in March came in much stronger than expected.
Irish services company DCC is to sell its environmental division to Exponent, a private equity firm, for £219m, subject to regulatory approval.
Irish services group DCC has struck a deal to buy Royal Dutch Shell's liquefied petroleum gas business in Hong Kong and Macau for about £120m (HK$1.16bn), subject to regulatory consent.
Hargreaves Lansdown: Citi reiterates Sell with a target price of 1200p.