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30Aug91 UK: EBC SHOWS A SHARP DROP IN PRETAX PROFITS TO £1.335M FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO JUNE 1991.

EBC, the Exeter-based contractor has unveiled a sharp fall in pre-tax profits to £1.335 million for the half to June (1990: £2,156 million).Chairman Bert Cockroft said the result was 'satisfactory' and the contracting and building and maintenance divisions made excellent contributions. Order books were satisfactory.But the group's housing division Marwood Homes sustained losses, despite increased sales. The company says the market remains stagnant and a full year profit is ...

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