Advanced Medical Solutions AMS produced strong organic growth in the year to 31st December, its 12th consecutive year of solid revenue growth. Liquiband has now captured more than 20% of the US market and market share is expected to continue to grow substantially over the next three years. Revenue rose by 20% both profit before tax and adjusted diluted earnings per share grew by 12%. A final dividend of 0.92p per share is to be paid making a total rise for the year of 15%.
Stadium Group SDM is excited about its prospects with the year end order book at record levels and up 36% on the previous year. Statutory reported profit before tax for the year to 31st December rose by 29% and statutory earnings per share were up from 4.2p per share to 4.9p per share. The final dividend is to be increased from 1.8p to 1.95p per share., making a total rise for the year of 7.4%
French Connection FCCN does not have much to get excited about, with the year to the end of January producing yet more losses and promises of more store closures.The underlying operating loss was reduced by £1m to £3.7m as group revenue fell by 6.7%, with wholesale revenue leading the way with a fall of 9.1%. The one bright spot was produced by e commerce which saw a 12.7% rise in sales, which now account for 27.3% of retail revenue, figures which illustrate the need for fewer and fewer high street shops. Two stores have already been closed since the start of the current financial year and a further six are to go before the year end. The first six weeks of the new year have, however, seen a strong performance.
Surgical Innovations SUN describes 2016 as a break out year which produced strong results and saw management building a robust platform for future development of the business. 2015’s loss of £2.13m was turned into a pre tax profit of £0.28m and earnings per share of 0.15p replaced the previous years loss of 0.42p per share. Adjusted EBITDA rose nearly sixfold to £1.41m and net debt of £2.26m was repaid and replaced with net cash of £0.72m
Ocado OCDO finds that customers are continuing to embrace its proposition, so it is perhaps best that its retailing is online only. Gross sales in the 13 weeks to 26th February rose by 13.3% and average orders per week rose by 16.7%, although the average order value fell slightly by 1.6%.