Scapa Group Plc - Period End Update

 

 

Scapa Group plc

Period end update

Scapa Group plc (AIM: SCPA) is today providing a period end update for the six months ended 30 September 2019.

The Group's trading performance for this period is in line with the Board's expectations.  On a statutory basis, revenues grew 14.3% (10.4% on a constant currency basis) predominantly driven by Healthcare and the full period effect of the Systagenix technology transfer. Statutory group trading profits reflect the impact of the loss of the ConvaTec contract and are expected to be approximately 17.0% below last year.

 

 

H1 Statutory Basis

H1 Continuing Basis²

Organic Growth (excl Syst³ & CVT?)

 

Growth (reported)

Growth (constant FX)

Growth (reported)

Growth (constant FX)

Growth (reported)

Growth (constant FX)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare Revenues

29.2%

22.7%

23.0%

16.7%

4.6%

-0.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Revenues

3.9%

1.5%

3.9%

1.5%

3.9%

1.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scapa Group Revenues

14.3%

10.4%

11.7%

7.9%

4.1%

0.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare revenues on a continuing basis are 23.0% ahead of last year (16.7% on a constant currency basis), despite the loss of ConvaTec volumes. On an organic report basis, revenues grew 4.6%, but were broadly flat on constant currency. We anticipate that the second half of the year will benefit from a strong pipeline of new products and technology transfers from new and existing customers. The cost-out related to restructuring of our footprint is in line with expectations.  

Industrial revenues increased 3.9% (1.5% on a constant currency basis) despite strong market headwinds, particularly in the automotive sector. We expect the market-wide challenges to continue.

Adjusted net debt at £49.0m reflects the continuing strong cash generation of the Group.

The Board considers Scapa to be well positioned to make further progress against its strategic, operational and financial objectives and remains confident in the Group's outlook.