Source - SMW
Legal marketing group NAHL said it expected to deliver underlying operating profit in line with its expectations, but beat its earnings per share forecasts.

Finance charges had come in at a lower-than-expected level due to prudent capital allocation and the balance sheet was strong, NAHL said.

"Consequently, underlying earnings per share for the 2017 financial year are expected to be ahead of board expectations."

In the fourth quarter, the group's personal injury division, National Accident Helpline, achieved a stronger performance than expected, with the division performing particularly well in December.

Bush, the group's critical care division, experienced slightly softer trading in the fourth quarter against expectations.