Bodycote first-half profit rises 10 pct

July 25 Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:20am EDT

July 25 (Reuters) - British engineering company Bodycote Plc reported a 10 percent rise in profit for the first half of the year, helped by acquisitions made in 2012.

The company, which heat-treats jet engine turbine blades and other aircraft and car parts, said pretax profit rose to 48.5 million pounds ($74.48 million) for the six months ended June 30 from 43.9 million pounds a year earlier.

Revenue rose 5 percent to 316.5 million pounds.

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