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Final Results For The Year Ended 31 March 17 | iomart Group plc

13th June 2017 · Investor News

iomart (AIM:IOM), the cloud computing company, is pleased to report its consolidated final results for the year ended 31 March 2017.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Revenue growth of 17% to £89.6m (2016: £76.3m)
o Cloud Services segment organic revenue growth of 10% (2016: 9%)

• Adjusted EBITDA1 growth of 13% to £36.6m (2016: £32.3m)

• Adjusted profit before tax growth2 of 18% to £22.4m (2016: £19.0m)

• Adjusted diluted earnings per share3 from operations increased by 18% to 16.99p (2016: 14.44p)

• Cashflow from operations increased by 22% to £37.8m (2016: £30.9m)

• Adjusted profit before tax2 margins maintained at 25% (2016: 25%)

• Proposed final dividend increased by 90% to 6.00p per share (2016: 3.15p per share)
OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Acquisition of Cristie Data during the year for a net consideration of £0.7m

• Acquisition of Dediserve post year end for a consideration of €7.9m

• Further investment in skills and accreditations to support broadening service offering

• Strengthened relationships with Hypercloud vendors

Statutory Equivalents

The above highlights are based on adjusted results. A full reconciliation between adjusted and statutory results is contained within this statement. The statutory equivalents of the above results are as follows:

• Profit before tax growth of 13% to £14.7m (2016: £13.0m)
• Basic earnings per share from operations increased by 9% to 11.27p (2016: 10.32p)

1 Throughout this statement adjusted EBITDA is earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) before share based payment charges, acquisition costs and in the previous year gain on revaluation of contingent consideration. Throughout this statement acquisition costs are defined as acquisition related costs and non-recurring acquisition integration costs.
2 Throughout this statement adjusted profit before tax is profit before tax, amortisation charges on acquired intangible assets, shared based payment charges, mark to mark adjustments in respect of interest rate swaps, acquisition costs, interest on contingent consideration due and in the previous year gain on revaluation of contingent consideration and the accelerated write off of arrangement fees on the bank borrowing facility which was restructured during that year.
3 Throughout this statement adjusted earnings per share is earnings per share before amortisation charges on acquired intangible assets, shared based payment charges, mark to mark adjustments in respect of interest rate swaps, acquisition costs, interest on contingent consideration due, and in the previous year gain on revaluation of contingent consideration and the accelerated write off of arrangement fees on the bank borrowing facility which was restructured during that year, including the taxation effect of these.

Angus MacSween, CEO commented,

“This has been another year of strong growth and trading since the year end remains good.

“The long term opportunity and runway for success remains large and long. iomart remains well positioned to take advantage of that opportunity and to deliver further significant growth.

“I look forward, once again, with confidence to the year ahead.”iomart Group plc – Results Announcement 2017 – Final

Download a copy of the report here: iomart Group plc – Results Announcement 2017 – Final.

 

For further information:

 

iomart Group plc          Tel: 0141 931 6400
Angus MacSween
Richard Logan
Peel Hunt LLP

(Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: 020 7418 8900

 

Richard Kauffer

Euan Brown

Alma PRTel: 020 8004 4218
Hilary Buchanan
Helena Bogle

 

 About iomart Group plc

iomart Group PLC (AIM: IOM) helps organisations maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and security of the cloud. From strategy to delivery, our 300+ consultants and solutions architects provide the cloud expertise to transform your business. With a dynamic range of managed cloud services that integrate with the public clouds of AWS and Azure, our agnostic approach delivers solutions tailored to your exact needs. iomart is a long term supplier to G-Cloud and our infrastructure and cloud and backup services are designed to meet the requirements of the UK public sector.

To find out more about our managed cloud services visit www.iomart.com

 

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