Uniform and casual wear manufacturer Xebec Co has recorded a 25.9 per cent increase in net profit to JPY588 million for the first half of fiscal 2004/2005.

The company said recurring profit was JPY1.2 billion, an increase of 30 per cent.

Operating profit grew 29.3 per cent to JPY1.1 bn, whilst sales revenue increased 2.7 per cent to JPY9.0 bn.