Technology focused advisor and investor MXC Capital Ltd (LON: MXCP) today posted a turnaround in its profits for the year ended 31 August 2019.
The Company’s pre-close trading statement said they expected to see a minimum trading EBITDA of £1.7 million, swinging from a loss of £1.2 million on-year. MXC Capital attributed these gains to management fees from their JV with Liberty Global plc, its partnership with Ravenscroft Ltd to advise the GIF Technology & Innovation Cell, and transaction and consultancy fees and loan interest.
The Group’s shareholders had reasons to remain optimistic, with unaudited NAV per share rising from 95p to 116p on-year, alongside underlying portfolio and liquid assets up from 80.5p to 103p.
The Company added that it has a strong pipeline of investment opportunities, and that the majority of their £21.5 million will be invested within the coming months.
MXC Capital comments
Peter Rigg, Chairman, stated,
“The year to 31 August 2019 saw significant progress for MXC both in terms of trading profitability and with respect to its investments. Post a couple of difficult years, I am delighted that the hard work of the MXC team is paying off and that we can reward shareholders for their loyalty by way of a return of capital. Furthermore, the Board believes that the proposed demerger of the Group’s transactional businesses into a separate listed company will give shareholders the opportunity to benefit from the value in these businesses which is currently not fully recognised in MXC’s NAV or its share price. We look forward to the coming years with confidence.”
Following today’s positive update, the Company’s shares rallied 9.84% or 9.35p to 104.34p per share 09/09/19 13:32 BST. The Group’s p/e ratio and dividend yield are unavailable, their market cap is £68.88 million.
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