BRIEFS

RESULT

RESULT

Worley flat

Engineering company WorleyParsons has reported a net profit of $155.1 million in the six months to December 31, up 2 per cent. Worley declared a fully franked interim dividend of 41.5¢ a share, up 1.5¢.

MINING

OZ upbeat

Copper and gold producer OZ Minerals has maintained its 2013 production targets. Profit for the year to December 31 fell 44 per cent to $152 million. OZ declared an unfranked dividend of 30¢ a share, down from 60¢ in 2011.

RETAIL

Noni B drops

Womenswear retailer Noni B has suffered a 19 per cent plunge in first-half profit. Noni B posted an after-tax profit of $1.95 million for the half-year to December 31, down from $2.4 million in the first half of 2012.

PROFIT

Skilled up 10%

Labour contractor Skilled Group has reported net profit of $28.2 million for the six months to December 31, up 10.2 per cent on the previous corresponding period. The company declared a fully franked interim dividend of 7¢, up 2¢.

GROWTH

Carsales win

Online classifieds company carsales.com has posted a 14 per cent rise in half-year profit. The company posted an after-tax profit of $37.6 million in the six months to December 31.

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