Chocolate products retailer Hotel Chocolat (LON: HOTC) has been a big success on AIM. The share price has risen from 148p to 353.5p since the flotation in May 2016. On Wednesday management will be publishing a pre-close trading statement.
In reality, there should be no significant surprises because the first half is the most important, because it includes Christmas. Hotel Chocolat remains a strong brand.
Interim revenues were 13% ahead at £80.7m and full year revenues are expected to improve from £116.3m to around £130m.
The profit is made in the first half so the repo...