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15-Jan-2018 – 6.38p – £48.4m – PER 31.9

Trading Update For The 12 Months To End December 2017 – In-line despite challenging conditions, Board remains confident.

Quite like the look of this, will keep my eye out here for actuals and some forecasts.

17-Apr-2018 – 5.60p – £42.6m – PER 28.1

Results For The 12 Months To End December 2017 – Revenue up 39% to £29.5m (2016: £21.2m) with an Operating Loss £0.5m (2016: £0.3m). Closing cash of £21.9m (2016: £9.2m), £20.8m from an equity raise to “fund ambitious growth plans”. Order book up 89% to £32.1m (2016: £17.0m).

A bit of a mixed bag here and it seems quite a miss on the Profit front, e.g. making a Loss instead of a Profit. Problems handling growth perhaps? And, the intention is to grow more? Will remain on the side-lines for now.

7-Jun-2018 – 7.55p – £57.3m – PER 52.8

AGM Statement – A positive start to the year in-line with market expectations.

Based on forecasts I could be tempted here but that would just be breaking too many of my own rules – I will remain Neutral.

16-Jul-2018 – 6.95p – £52.7m – PER 45.3

Trading Update For The 6 Months To End June 2018 – Strong start and confident of delivering in-line with FY expectations.

I still quite like this but will wait until I see the actual results (to see if they actually start making a profit – It’s long overdue!).

11-Sep-2018 – 6.85p – £51.2m – PER 40.0

Interim Results For The 6 Months To End June 2018 – Revenue up 52% to £16.0m (H1 2017: £10.5m), Adjusted Operating Profit grew to £0.9m (H1 2017: £0.1m), Closing order book up 31% to £56.5m (31 December 2017: £43.0m), Cash of £21.0m (31 December 2017: £21.9m). On track to deliver FY in-line.

Still quite like this, it’s on the Watchlist although I will probably wait to see how the FY looks.

Subsequent note: Further research indicated 0 EPS next year so I am going back to Neutral here for now.

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