Games Workshop Group said its first-half performance was in-line with expectations, keeping it on track to meet full-year guidance even as the company increased factory capacity.

For the six months ended 2 December, preliminary estimates indicated sales of about £124m and an operating profit of about £41m.

'We have built on the progress we made last year and the results are considerable given the backdrop of major projects; increasing factory capacity and enterprise resource planning system implementation,' the company said.

The company declared an interim dividend of 30p per share, in line with the its policy of distributing surplus cash.

At 8:00am: (LON:GAW) Games Workshop Group PLC share price was +102.5p at 3097.5p