Smiths confident as margin focus delivers

first_img Show Comments ▼ UK TECHNOLOGY firm Smiths Group said cost cuts and a focus on margins should help it deliver a good performance in the first half, as delays on government orders crimped sales for airport security devices.Technology group Smiths, whose products range from bomb detectors to medical devices and fuel hoses, said it had seen underlying sales growth in the three months to 30 October, supported by improvements at its Medical division.Sales at Smiths Detection, which makes X-ray scanners used at airports and advanced explosion scanners, lagged those of a year ago due to a delay in large orders from government agencies, as lawmakers debate changes to military spending.“Sales in the period are behind last year as some large orders from various government agencies have been delayed,” the company said in a statement yesterday. Governments are scrambling to tighten aviation security after bombs were found in air cargo bound for the United States two weeks ago and Smiths said it was well-placed to support such changes, but expected further delays to orders as reforms are finalised. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healththedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For whatsapp Share KCS-content center_img whatsapp Smiths confident as margin focus delivers Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tuesday 16 November 2010 8:40 pmlast_img read more