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LoopUp Group PLC
26 July 2017
 

26 July 2017

LOOPUP GROUP PLC

 

("LoopUp Group" or the "Group")

 

Trading Update

 

Strong half year trading

 

 

LoopUp Group plc (LSE AIM: LOOP), the premium remote meetings company, is pleased to provide the following trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2017.

 

The Group has traded strongly as follows:

 

£ million


Six months to

30 June 2017

(unaudited)

Six months to

 30 June 2016

(unaudited)

Year-on-year like-for-like growth

LoopUp Revenue1


8.65

6.00

44.2%

LoopUp Gross Profit1


6.65

4.42

50.3%

LoopUp Gross Profit margin (%)1


76.8%

73.7%

+310 BPS

LoopUp EBITDA1, 2


1.61

0.89

81.4%

1.    LoopUp Revenue, LoopUp Gross Profit and LoopUp EBITDA are revenue, gross profit and EBITDA respectively from the LoopUp product and associated value-added add-on capabilities, and so exclude discontinued BT technology licensing business. Total revenue, gross profit and EBITDA for H12016, inclusive of £0.38m discontinued BT technology licensing revenue, were £6.38m, £4.80m and £1.27m respectively. H12017 numbers are unaffected as the BT technology licensing business discontinued in November 2016.

2.    Earnings Before Interest, Taxation, Depreciation and Amortisation

 

Steve Flavell, co-CEO of LoopUp Group, commented,

 

"We're very pleased to report continued strong growth for the first half of 2017. LoopUp Revenue is up 44% (FY2016: 39%, FY2015: 36%); like-for-like gross margin is 310 basis points higher; and like-for-like EBITDA is up by 81.4%.

 

"This continued growth reflects the enterprise market's response to LoopUp's highly differentiated product strategy. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to business conferencing needs, LoopUp is designed specifically for the mainstream majority who struggle every day with cumbersome dial-in numbers and codes. LoopUp guides them to a less painful, premium meeting experience by keeping things simple and not over-burdening them with unnecessary features. 

 

"Looking ahead into the second half of 2017, we continue to see strong demand for the LoopUp product and we remain confident in our ability to deliver future growth."

 

The Group will announce its Interim Results on Wednesday, 6 September 2017.

 

 

Market abuse regulation:

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

LoopUp Group PLC

via FTI

Steve Flavell, Co-CEO




Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

+44 (0) 207 886 2500

Dominic Morley / Alina Vaskina / William Wickham (Corporate Finance)


Erik Anderson / Amy Sarra (Corporate Broking)




FTI Consulting, LLP

+44 (0) 203 727 1000

Matt Dixon / Roger Newby


 

 

About LoopUp Group plc:

 

LoopUp (LSE AIM: LOOP) is a premium remote meetings solution. Streamlined and intuitive, LoopUp is built for business users and delivers the quality, security and reliability required in the enterprise. One-click screen sharing and integration with tools business people use every day, like Outlook™, make it easy for LoopUp users to collaborate in real time. LoopUp's award-winning SaaS solution doesn't overwhelm users with features, and doesn't require training. Over 2,000 enterprises worldwide, including Travelex, Kia Motors America, Planet Hollywood, National Geographic, and Subaru trust LoopUp with their remote meetings.

 

The Group is headquartered in London, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Hong Kong and Barbados, and is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (LOOP). For further information, please visit: www.loopup.com.

 



 


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