Games Workshop takes a tumble

Shares in Games Workshop Group lost almost a quarter of their value yesterday after the games retailer reported a drop in both revenues and profits for the first half of the year. The firm, which makes miniature soldier sets, reported revenues of £60.5m in the six months to 1 December 2013, down 10.4 per cent on a year ago. Pre-tax profit fell to £7.7m from £11.1m – a slump of 30.6 per cent.

Shares in the group closed 22.45 per cent lower at 551p.