Fuller Smith & Turner Plc : Trading over important Christmas and new year period has been strong . Like for like sales in managed pubs and hotels for last 10 weeks increasing by 7.4 pct . For 43 week period, like for like sales in managed pubs and hotels increased by 3.7 pct, like for like profits in tenanted inns division were down by 1 pct . Like for like profits in tenanted inns rising by 2 pct and total beer and cider volumes in Fuller's Beer Company increasing by 1 pct . For 43 week period total beer and cider volumes in fuller's beer company decreased by 4 pct. . We are facing increasing cost pressures including a steep rise in business rates, an increase in national living wage and introduction of apprenticeship levy ."last 10 weeks have been particularly strong".
Fuller Smith & Turner Plc : Managed pubs and hotels like for like sales up by 2.7 pct in first 10 weeks . Tenanted inns like for like profits for first 10 weeks down by 2 pct . Total beer and cider volumes down by 5 pct in first 10 weeks . Record year planned for investment in existing estate with seven schemes already completed and four more underway . FY revenue rose 9 percent to 350.5 million stg . FY pretax profit 39.2 million stg versus 36.1 million stg year ago . Final dividend 11 pence per share .Total dividend up 8 percent to 17.9 pence per share.