* H1 pretax profit down 9 pct to 24.7 mln stg
* H1 revenue falls 3 pct to 151 mln stg
* Raises interim dividend 10 pct to 7.24 pence
June 26 Barcode-printer maker Domino Printing
Sciences Plc reported a 9 percent fall in first-half
profit, as the fallout from the debt crisis in Europe prompted
customers to delay orders, and the company said sales for the
year would be similar to those achieved last year.
"There is general uncertainty about global economic
conditions and we remain cautious about immediate prospects for
market recovery," Chairman Peter Byrom said in a statement.
In March this year, the company - which reported sales of
314.1 million pounds for 2011 - had said it was unlikely to see
any sales growth this year due to tough market conditions in
Europe and fewer large orders from China.
For the six months ended April 30, Domino Printing reported
an underlying pretax profit of 24.7 million pounds ($38.43
million) down from 27.1 million pounds, last year.
Sales at the company, which makes printers to stamp barcodes
and expiry dates on food, beverages and other products, fell 3
percent to 151.1 million pounds.
New equipment revenue fell 4 percent reflecting the delays
in investment decisions by some of the company's customers in
the face of economic uncertainty.
Domino shares, which have shed 23 percent since March when
the company warned on profits, closed at 509 pence on Monday on
the London Stock Exchange.