United Utilities half-year revenue up to £916m

Warrington-based United Utilities, the UK’s largest listed water company, said on Wednesday its revenue for the six months to September 30 rose 4.6% to £916.4 million while reported profit after tax rose 7.6% to £212.5 million.

United Utilities is paying an interim dividend of 13.76p per share, up from 13.24p.

United Utilities CEO Steve Mogford said: “The significant progress we have made positions us well for the remainder of the current regulatory period and beyond.

“We have responded well to the challenges brought about by the impact of more variable weather and have created a platform for continuing strong operational performance.”