Carluccio's, the all-day Italian restaurant and food shop, has unveiled adjusted ebitda up 24% to £5.6m, on sales up 24% to £45.8m. The ebitda figure was adjusted to exclude £0.9m of costs connected to the company's listing on AIM 12 months ago. On a pre-tax basis, profits were up 6% at £3.4m. The company, which now trades 28 outlets, reported a cash return on capital invested (CROCI) figure in excess of 60%. It said its current level of CROCI had allowed it to fund news openings from existing cashflows. In the 52 weeks to 24 September, Carluccio's met its IPO target of opening five locations, with new restaurants now trading in Brighton, Chiswick, Oxford, Richmond and Westbourne Corner, London. Since the year end an outlet has opened at Bloomsbury's Brunswick shopping centre in central London and a further four sites have been secured: two in London, at Covent Garden and Spitalfields, and at the Trafford Centre in Manchester and in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. The new stores will again be financed from existing cashflows. The company said it was working on the development of its internet capabilities, to capitalise on the growing number of people ordering packaged food online. The company was recently voted best newcomer at the annual AIM Awards.