The AIM-listed firm, which specialises in the commercialisation of intellectual property, reported a pre-tax profit for the year ended 30 June of £2.35mln, up from £902,000 in 2018, while total revenues jumped 81% to £4.27mln, reflecting an unrealised profit on investments of £3.85mln.
The fair value of the group’s investment portfolio also increased by 47% to £13.25mln, while it ended the year with a cash balance of £1.47mln compared to £1.1mln last year.
"The year to June 2019 represented further strong progress for the group”, said Frontier’s chief executive Neil Crabb.
“Our innovative business model and committed approach to executing our strategy means we believe we are well placed to weather any market and political headwinds and in a good position to deliver another positive performance over the year to come", he added.
Placing raises £3.8mln
In a separate announcement, the company said it had raised around £3.8mln through the placing of 8mln shares at a price of 55.5p each, a 9.9% discount to its Tuesday close price.
Frontier intends to use the proceed to support the conversion of its pipeline as well as resources for future investment opportunities and the development of its current portfolio.
"The strength of our business model and the greater traction we are gaining with industry and academic partners is reflected in the support we have received from existing and new investors. We are now in a strong financial position and well placed to withstand any future market volatility", Crabb said
In mid-afternoon trading on Wednesday, Frontier’s shares were 9.5% lower at 50.3p.
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