Date: Thursday 26 Jan 2012
LONDON (ShareCast) - Specialist lending company Paragon has remained strong, in line with management expectations during the period since October 1st, the firm said.
Paragon generated operating profits of £20.3m, compared with £18.1m for the corresponding period in the previous year, the increase largely the result of income generated from the group's new business developments.
Pre-tax profits were £20.8m for the period.
Redemptions across the loan books remained low and the credit performance across the portfolio continued to be strong.
At December 31st 2011 the pipeline of new business amounted to £95.1m.
In a statement the firm said: "During the period, the group made excellent progress, continuing the successful management of the existing and acquired books whilst developing the new lending business, completing its first securitisation since 2007 and securing attractive portfolio acquisition investment opportunities. The group will continue to pursue this strategy."
The share price fell 0.11% to 182.3p by 09:17.
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|% Change||1.88 %|
|52 Week High||354.60|
|52 Week Low||254.00|
|Time||Volume / Share Price|
|14:38||75,000 @ 343.60p|
|13:15||86,800 @ 343.60p|
|16:35||155 @ 347.20p|
|16:35||26,825 @ 347.20p|
|16:29||600 @ 347.60p|
|Finance Director||Nicholas Keen|
|CEO||Nigel S Terrington|
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