Merlin Entertainments eyes good FY profit growth

Merlin Entertainments anticipates reporting good profit growth in 2016, in line with expectations.

"Underlying trading in the Midway Attractions Operating Group has remained consistent with that reported at the 29 September update," it said.

"The Resort Theme Parks Operating Group enjoyed a strong Halloween period, helped by favourable weather," it said in a statement.

"The LEGOLAND Parks Operating Group has shown continued positive momentum following two years of exceptional growth, although trading in Florida remains soft due to challenging market conditions.

"Good progress has been made towards Merlin's 2020 milestones, including the opening of LEGOLAND Dubai on 31 October and Madame Tussauds Istanbul on 28 November."