The over 200-year-old company, which works with governments, central banks and commercial organisations in more than 140 countries, reported an adjusted operating profit of 7.9 million pounds ($10.00 million), compared with its forecast of being slightly ahead of break-even.

The company still forecasts its full-year adjusted operating profit to be in the low 20-million-pound range.

($1 = 0.7896 pounds)

(Reporting by Yadarisa Shabong in Bengaluru; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)