Corporate News

Interim Results

27 February 2020

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Group to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 ('MAR').  Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service ('RIS'), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

Haydale (AIM: HAYD), the global advanced materials group, announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2019 (the 'Period' or 'H1 2020').

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Financial Highlights

  • Group Revenues of £1.35 million for the Period, 17% down on H1 2019;

  • Adjusted administrative expenses fell by 17% with a saving of £0.68 million on the prior year half year;

  • Adjusted operating loss for the Period reduced by 22% (H1 2020 £2.1 million vs H1 2019 £2.7 million);

  • Cash at Period end of £2.70 million (30 June 2019: £4.69 million); and

  • New share subscription of £0.45 million at approximately a 29% premium to closing mid-market price.

Operational Highlights

  • US blanks production now at commercial levels after some earlier teething issues;

  • Decision taken to close loss-making Taiwan manufacturing facility and transfer production to both our UK and Thailand operations, expected to result in a reduction in turnover but improved EBITDA for H2 2020;

  • Rightsizing of the Group's cost base has continued, with a reduction of £0.68 million adjusted administrative expenses in the Period.

 

Commenting on the interim results, Keith Broadbent, Chief Executive Officer of Haydale, said:

Whilst both internal and external factors have adversely impacted our short-term revenues, the Directors remain committed to delivering on the commercial potential of our stable of world leading technologies.   We are making significant progress, in collaboration with a number of international partners, towards converting state of art science into everyday applications that will positively impact our customers' businesses.  Our proprietary technology and our exceptional ability to functionalise nano materials continues to give us confidence in the longer-term prospects of the Group.


For further information:

Haydale Graphene Industries plc

Keith Broadbent, CEO
Gemma Smith, Head of Marketing
Tel: +44 (0) 1269 842 946
www.haydale.com 
Arden Partners plc (Nominated Adviser & Broker)
Ruari McGirr / Paul Shackleton / Ben Cryer
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7614 5900

 

Notes to Editors

 

Haydale is a global technologies group and service provider that facilitates the integration of graphene and other nanomaterials into the next generation of industrial materials and commercial technologies.  With expertise in graphene, silicon carbide and other nanomaterials, Haydale is able to deliver improvements in electrical, thermal and mechanical properties, as well as toughness.  Haydale has been granted patents for its technologies in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and China and operates from five sites in the UK, USA and the Far East.  For more information please visit: www.haydale.com or Twitter: @haydalegraphene

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