Quarto's 'excellent' start to 2006

<p>Book packager and publisher Quarto has reported an "excellent start to 2006" at its annual general meeting. Laurence Orbach, chairman and chief executive, said that the performance was "in the face of trading conditions in our major markets that continue to be demanding".</p><p>For the first quarter, to 31st March 2006, the group achieved operating profits of &#163;731,000 (2005: &#163;255,000), on revenue of &#163;18m (2005: &#163;17m), up 6%.</p><p>"The first quarter is, traditionally, our weakest quarter for revenue, but current indications are that 2006 overall will be stronger than ...

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