Cyber security firm NCC Group posted a fall in first-half profit as higher overheads offset increased revenue.
Adjusted operating profit for the six months through November fell 13% to £14.m, as revenue rose 7.2% to £118.2m.
The company kept its interim dividend steady at 1.5p per share.
"In the second half, the combination of further gross margin gains and continuing organic revenue growth will offset remaining committed cost increases to deliver full year adjusted operating profit in line with the board's current expectations," the company said.
At 9:13am: (LON:NCC) NCC Group PLC share price was -1.9p at 217.1p