Bodycote has enjoyed a strong first half of 2018. Robust growth has continued with double-digit revenue progression in Specialist Technologies, contract wins on automotive and aerospace programmes, and excellent growth across the Emerging Markets. We continue to invest in the ongoing growth of the business through capital expenditure and increased resources.

While our business, by its nature, has limited forward visibility, at current exchange rates, the Board expects that the full year result will be marginally ahead of current consensus.1

  1. The Company compiled consensus forecast for headline operating profit is £135.3m.