Hotel Chocolat pre-close update

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Hotel Chocolat delivers sweet results for investors, shares up over 5 pc

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.
Expectations
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...

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Andrew Hore is the publisher of AIM Journal, which is an online monthly publication covering the Alternative Investment Market.