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Marston's says sales and profits for year are ahead of last year


Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017 

Oct 10 (Reuters) - MARSTON'S PLC ::‍IN DESTINATION AND PREMIUM, FY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES WERE 0.9% ABOVE LAST YEAR​.‍IN TAVERNS, FY LIKE-FOR-LIKE SALES WERE 1.6% ABOVE LAST YEAR​.‍IN LEASED, FY LIKE-FOR-LIKE PROFITS ARE ESTIMATED TO BE UP 1% COMPARED TO LAST YEAR​.‍IN 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR WE NOW EXPECT TO OPEN 15 PUBS AND BARS, AND SIX LODGES​.‍"MODEST TRIMMING OF OUR OPENINGS PROGRAMME REFLECTS A DEGREE OF CAUTION GIVEN RECENT SUBDUED MARKET CONDITIONS".‍SALES AND PROFITS FOR YEAR ARE AHEAD OF LAST YEAR, AND WE TARGET FURTHER GROWTH IN 2018​.‍NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO COST TRENDS HIGHLIGHTED PREVIOUSLY, BUT CO HAS IDENTIFIED COST SAVINGS OF APPROXIMATELY £5M PER ANNUM​.