The latest report of Maple and Co. Ltd. is a cheery one. The profits show a rise of about £12,000 on the previous year and reach the respectable total of £219,479. The dividend on the Ordinary shares is simply maintained at 5 per cent., but £8,000 more is carried forward and the profit is reached after providing for depreciation. The balance- sheet shows a large holding of cash, namely, £248,906, against £192,860 a year ago. At the present price of the Ordinary shares, namely, 21s. 6d., the yield to the investor is approxi- mately £4 12s. 6d. per cent.
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