Integrated support services firm Veris saw pre-tax profits fall by 7% in the first six months of the year.

The firm's profits dropped to €1.98m from €2.1m for the same period last year, though revenue jumped 35% to €41.8m from €31m.

Dublin-listed Veris had released a trading statement in July warning that its moving and storage division will not perform as strongly as expected this year.

However, in its interim results released today, the company said that its facilities management and property management divisions are showing 'strong growth'.

The results also include the performance of the Orange Group of FM companies, which Veris bought last November.

Adjusted diluted earnings per share are up 7% to 9.2 cent per share.

The company's shares closed up six cent at 85 cent in Dublin.