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John Menzies profit up 35% following ASIG deal

By BFN News | 02:48 PM | Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Baggage handling group John Menzies posted a 35% rise in annual profit after its acquisition of fuel-management provider ASIG boosted revenue and off-charges fell. Pre-tax profit rose to £26.7m amid a 21% increase in revenue to £2.52bn. The company declared a final dividend of 14.5p per share, bringing total payouts for the year to 20.5p, up 11%. 'We continue to make good progress on our separation plans and a sale process for Menzies Distribution is now underway,' chairman Dermot F. Smurfit said. 'The board is focused on creating a global pure play aviation services business and is excited by the opportunities that presents.' Story provided by

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