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SysGroup LSE:SYS London Ordinary Share GB00BYT18182 ORD 1P
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  +0.00p +0.00% 39.50p 37.00p 42.00p 39.50p 39.50p 39.50p 0 05:00:01
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Media 10.5 -0.0 1.0 38.3 8.88

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
26/11/2018
10:55
SysGroup plc ("SysGroup" or the "Company" or the "Group") Half yearly results for the six months ended 30 September 2018 SysGroup PLC (AIM: SYS), the Managed IT Services and Cloud Hosting provider, is pleased to announce its unaudited half year results for the six months ended 30 September 2018 (H1 2019). Financial highlights · Revenue increased 47.3% to £5.8m (H1 FY18: £3.9m) · Recurring Managed IT Services represented 77.8% of total revenue (H1 FY18: 72.8%) · Adjusted EBITDA1 increased 300% to £0.56m (H1 FY18: £0.14m) · Adjusted profit2 before tax of £0.25m (H1 FY18: loss of £0.008m) · Adjusted basic EPS3 of 1.1p (H1 FY18 0.2p) · Loss before tax of £0.35m (H1 FY17: profit of £0.08m) · Basic loss per share of 1.4p (H1 FY18: EPS 0.8p) · Gross cash of £1.15m (H1 FY18: £2.69m; FY18: £1.32m) · Net debt of £0.84m (H1 FY18: Net cash £2.41m; FY18 Net debt £0.92m) 1Adjusted EBITDA is earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, amortisation of intangible assets, exceptional items, share based payments and fair value adjustments 2Adjusted profit before tax is profit before tax after adding back amortisation of intangible assets, exceptional items, fair value adjustments, and share based payments. 3Adjusted basic EPS is profit after tax after adding back amortisation of intangible assets, exceptional items, fair value adjustments, share based payments and associated tax. Operational highlights · Restructuring of Board complete with Martin Audcent appointed as CFO and retirement of Robert Khalastchy as Non-Executive Director · 2nd Hyper-Scale Cloud Platform in London datacentre now servicing customers · Implementation of Long Term Incentive Plan for executive management to deliver long-term value creation for shareholders and ensure alignment with shareholder interests · Enhanced staff benefits to attract and retain the best talent in the business · Refurbishment of Liverpool office complete and London office commenced Post Period-end · Won Security Vendor of the Year at Computing Security Excellence Awards Adam Binks, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "During the period we have focussed on execution and I am pleased to report that the Group has made steady progress in the first half of the year during my first period as CEO. The increasing proportion of recurring revenue demonstrates the ongoing success of our strategy and position as a consultative led provider of Managed IT Services and Cloud Hosting. We have continued to invest in our business, our people, our brand and in systems and as a result have a more sales focused workforce all working towards the same common goals. We are beginning to see the results of this investment through a strengthened pipeline and remain confident in delivering full year performance in line with current market expectations." For further information please contact: SysGroup Plc Adam Binks, Chief Executive Officer Martin Audcent, Chief Financial Officer Tel: 0151 559 1777 Shore Capital (Nomad and Broker) Edward Mansfield/Anita Ghanekar/Daniel Bush Tel: 020 7408 4090 Alma PR (Financial PR) Josh Royston / Helena Bogle Tel: 0203 405 0208 About SysGroup SysGroup is a leading provider of Managed IT Services, Cloud Hosting, and expert IT Consultancy. The Group delivers solutions that enable clients to understand and benefit from industry leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities. SysGroup focuses on a customer's strategic and operational requirements - enabling clients to free up resources, grow their core business and avoid the distractions and complexity of delivering IT services. The Group has offices in Liverpool, Coventry, London and Telford. For more information, visit hxxp://www.sysgroupplc.com Introduction The first half of the financial year has been one of steady progress with a focus on execution and continued delivery against our stated strategy. Revenue grew by 47.3% over the first half of last year to £5.8m, with recurring revenue of 77.8% compared to the first half of 2018. As stated at the full year, the business is continuing to invest in its sales and marketing functions to accelerate growth and expects to see the benefits begin to flow through into the second half and beyond. This is the first six month period under my stewardship, having been appointed Chief Executive on 3 April 2018. I was delighted to welcome Martin Audcent to the Board, taking up the role of Chief Financial Officer in July and have been impressed by the contribution he has already made. Further, with the recent additions of Mark Quartermaine (November 2017) and Mike Fletcher (January 2018) as Non-Executive Directors, along with the long-standing support from our Chairman Michael Edelson, I believe that we have successfully composed a Board with the right blend of experience and skills to be able to execute the strategic vision for the Company and ultimately deliver shareholder value into the future. At the beginning of the year we unified all Group operations and launched our services under a single brand, SysGroup, which was completed in April 2018. This has been an important step for the business following the acquisition and integration of Rockford IT (2017) and Sys-Pro (2016) and has helped to enhance our visibility and reputation in the market place. The rebranding has helped SysGroup transition towards being a more sales focused business, driven by the investments we have made to retain and recruit experienced and skilled staff in the sales and marketing functions, whilst maintaining the excellent service levels which is the bedrock of our business. Furthermore, the back-office investments made, such as a new CRM, integrated service desk platform and unified communications platforms are providing a more cohesive environment for our team. These developments will also allow us to scale the business and ensure that we can add both organic growth and integrate future acquisitions seamlessly. At the beginning of the period, we committed to provide an enhanced working environment for all of our team in line with that of a growing technology company. We set out to refurbish our office locations throughout the course of the year with Liverpool being the first to be completed and London is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year. These changes typically take time to bed in, but we are already starting to see the benefits. We have added more clients and have a strong pipeline of opportunities upon which we hope to capitalise. Strategy SysGroup's clear focus is to expand its position as a trusted provider of Managed IT Services to clients in the UK. The Board believes that a business focused on the provision of Managed IT Services offers the highest growth opportunity and the potential for increased margins and longer-term contracts, thereby providing greater revenue visibility. In pursuit of this strategy, the Group has positioned itself as an extension of a customer's existing IT department, with an emphasis on consultative-led sales to guide customers through the complexities and developments in the market. The Group intends to continue to supplement organic growth with carefully considered acquisitions that can add both value, through breadth of service offering and additional sector specialisms, and scale to the existing operations of the Group. We continue to actively explore strategic acquisition opportunities, being a key tenet of our growth strategy. The Company entered into advanced negotiations with regards to one sizable opportunity, however the Board was not able to get comfortable with a number of factors and the discussions were subsequently terminated by mutual agreement. Results and trading During the period the Group has delivered revenues of £5.8m (H1 2018: £3.93m) and Adjusted EBITDA of £0.56m (H1 2018: £0.14m). Of this revenue, 77.8% was generated from recurring Managed IT Services business, up from 72.8% at the same time last year, demonstrating the continued success of the Company's strategy. Gross profit for the period increased to £3.57m (H1 2018: £2.38m), corresponding to a gross profit margin of 61.7% (H1 2018: 60.6%). The expected increase in operating expenses comes from the addition of the Rockford IT business to the Group and the increased investment in Sales and Marketing and Group support functions. Exceptional items of £0.2m (H1 2018: £0.3m) relate to the integration and restructuring of acquired businesses and also includes £0.066m for professional fees incurred relating to the terminated acquisition process. Adjusted basic earnings per share for the Half Year ended 30 September 2018 was a profit per share of 1.1 pence (H1 FY18: 0.2 pence). Basic earnings per share (EPS) for the Half Year was a loss per share of 1.4 pence (H1 2018: 0.8 pence). Gross cash at 30 September 2018 was £1.15m (30 September 2017: £2.69m) with net debt of £0.84m (30 September 2017: net cash £2.41m). Improvements in working capital management have led to good operating cash generation in H1 FY19 which has been invested in capex, acquisition and integration activities and has reduced the net debt from £0.92m at 31 March 2018 to £0.84m at 30 September 2018. Market Opportunity The opportunity for SysGroup is, we believe, both significant and growing driven by both commercial and regulatory forces, most notably in the period the implementation of GDPR in May 2018. Security, Governance and Compliance remain three of the key areas of focus for organisations looking to consume managed IT services. With increasing regulation and external threats, businesses want to minimise risk as they rely more and more on IT to deliver their own products and services. Further, they want to understand where liability and risk share lies in the case of breaches and at the same time, make their chosen solution as cost effective as possible. The volume and breadth of solutions, particularly with migration to the cloud, means that IT departments are struggling to understand what best suits their needs, exacerbated by the fact that the pace of technological change continues to be so swift. SysGroup is ideally placed to benefit from these dynamics through its consultative approach to fulfilling clients' needs. Our staff are continually focused on the latest product developments and are able to design and present technology agnostic solutions. IT is no longer viewed merely as a burden cost centre but as a business critical enabler and with the shortage of non-industry skilled, relevant staff, an outsourced, consultative approach such as ours is proving an increasingly attractive proposition. Sales and Marketing The benefits are starting to be seen from the investments made in the prior year and in the first half of the current year. We now have a strong and skilled sales function with a clear go-to-market strategy under the leadership of an industry seasoned Sales Director and the resultant cultural shift within SysGroup has been noticeable. Our continued efforts in marketing are also beginning to bear fruit. We have launched a number of external campaigns as part of our newly defined marketing strategy with the introduction of digital marketing channels, including social media and targeted email campaigns, increased our efforts on search engine optimisation and have ramped up our internal lead generation function, all of which coupled together are creating an enhanced pipeline of opportunity. Outlook With the support of a team of almost 100 committed colleagues, each playing to their individual strengths, the growth opportunity for SysGroup is significant and continues to accelerate. We have a clearly defined strategic focus within Managed IT Services and Cloud Hosting, delivered through a highly consultative approach to businesses who are increasingly in need of guidance due to a continually changing landscape of risk and compliance issues coupled with a wide-ranging portfolio of solutions. Our operations have been unified under a single brand which is gaining recognition in the market, establishing us firmly as a trusted provider and supporting our strengthened sales and marketing teams. We are seeing a strong pipeline of opportunities and our focus on the UK market should provide a level of resilience to the possible impacts on the wider market from the currently uncertain political landscape. The continued investments we are making in the Group mean that we can effectively scale the business, both organically and through acquisition as we continue to monitor and assess opportunities. Trading in the second half of the year has begun well and as a result, the Board remains confident in delivering full year performance in line with current market expectations. Adam Binks Chief Executive Officer 26 November 2018
cpap man
22/11/2018
10:56
SysGroup took Security Vendor of the Year - SME hTtps://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/3066809/here-are-the-winners-of-the-security-excellence-awards
aishah
07/11/2018
12:31
BusinessCloud’s inaugural UK Business Tech Awards are set for November and will recognise the individuals and businesses who are making the most impact in the world of technology. Every day we are highlighting a different category ahead of a glitzy ceremony at London’s Montcalm Marble Arch on November 20. SYS is one of the finalists. htTps://businesscloud.co.uk/news/uk-business-tech-awards-tech-company-of-the-year-medium SysGroup is a leading provider of managed IT services, cloud hosting and technical consultancy, delivering innovative solutions to its clients. With six acquisitions in three years, SysGroup has grown rapidly, but has always maintained their focus on customers’ strategic requirements, enabling them to free up resources and achieve optimal efficiency. Headquartered in Liverpool with offices in Coventry, Telford and London, it recently announced revenue growth of 45.7 per cent to £10.45 million for the year ending 31st March 2018. This demonstrates an organic revenue growth of 21 per cent, which in itself has generated a revenue of £8.65m. The staff headcount has increased by 168 per cent in the past two years. From a complete corporate rebrand incorporating multiple sub-brands under the SysGroup name to the announcement of their most successful financial year to date, SysGroup has established its name within the UK cloud hosting and managed services market and demonstrated its commitment to connecting as many customers as possible to powerful and innovative solutions for their unique needs.
aishah
20/9/2018
08:22
Hope that wasn't you buying them this morning napoleon!
tiltonboy
20/9/2018
06:49
Haven't you got the wrong company ? These results are for Scisys.
weatherman
20/9/2018
06:39
Lovely numbers out of sys -- Adjusted operating profit up to GBP2.5m (2017: GBP1.2m restated). -- Revenues up 13% to GBP28.7m (2017: GBP25.3m restated). -- Half-year order book approaching GBP100m (2017: GBP64m). -- Net debt reduced to GBP3.3m (2017: net debt GBP9.0m). -- Interim dividend up 10% at 0.65 pence per share (2017: 0.59p). -- Adjusted basic earnings per share 6.1p (2017: 1.4p). i don't hold ...........yet!
napoleon 14th
31/8/2018
14:21
Yes 132% increase 👍
battlebus2
31/8/2018
13:51
Techinvest are quite positive on SYS. I see from your thread that you are already invested here, so I'm in good company. Shore Cap fcst are for 2.8p(2019) followed by 3.3p(2020). As Techinvest says, SYS are well placed to be a market consolidator for small managed service providers, so acquisitions will boost prospects here imo.
aishah
31/8/2018
12:53
Hi Aishah great to see you here, really like this one. Didn’t realise it was in Techinvest. 👍
battlebus2
31/8/2018
10:04
I added yesterday following the poorly executed sale that smashed the price.
tiltonboy
31/8/2018
09:48
Added first tranche yesterday having been on watchlist since Techinvest made them a new buy in July. A full write-up in August ended with "Continue to buy".
aishah
10/7/2018
13:51
There was a seller around the low 40's that has been cleared, but mystified by this rise. Perhaps after a number of false dawns, they really have got this on the right track. They owe me quite a lot more than these levels, but it's a start.
tiltonboy
10/7/2018
12:41
I’ve been buying into the story at SYS, added them to the early recovery portfolio with a 60p target. Adam seems to be making progress. DYOR ofcouse.
battlebus2
10/7/2018
12:31
What is that about ?
holts
27/6/2018
09:00
FINALS out today from SYS + another SYS RNS ref: a new director etc....
cpap man
23/4/2018
06:50
RNS out from SYS - TRADING UPDATE + notice of results
cpap man
05/3/2018
16:05
SYS finally gaining some real traction now!
cpap man
05/3/2018
08:10
Nearly ONE MILLION QUID - is this the major break through that SYS have been looking for?
cpap man
07/11/2017
07:55
Tuesday 07 November, 2017 SysGroup PLC Board Changes RNS Number : 7226V SysGroup PLC 07 November 2017 SysGroup plc ("SysGroup" or the "Group") Board Changes SysGroup plc (AIM: SYS), the managed IT services and cloud hosting provider, announces the following Board changes: Chris Evans, Chief Executive Officer, has, due to longstanding health issues, notified the Board of his intention to step down from the Board with effect from 30 November 2017. Michael Edelson, Non-Executive Chairman, has become interim Executive Chairman supporting Adam Binks and Julian Llewellyn, COO and CFO respectively, whilst a process is undertaken to appoint a permanent successor. Chris Evans has entered into a restriction on the sale of shares held by him ("Lock-in"). Under the terms of the Lock-in Chris Evans has given an irrevocable undertaking that he will not (and will use his best endeavours to procure that any of his connected persons will not) dispose of any interest in ordinary shares until 31 January 2019, save in certain very limited circumstances or without the written consent of Shore Capital. Chris Evans is currently interested in 1,168,720 Ordinary Shares representing 5.06% of the SysGroup's current issued share capital. In addition, the Board announces the appointment of Mark Quartermaine, as Non-Executive Director, to the Board with immediate effect. Mark has over 30 years' experience in the ICT industry in a variety of executive, sales and marketing roles. He started his career at IBM in 1984 where he held different executive positions both in the UK and abroad culminating in running the point of sale business in the US, as the Worldwide Marketing Director for the Retail Division. Since leaving IBM in 2001 Mark served as COO on the board of NSB Retail and held various roles at BT Global Services. He then moved to be the CEO at Azzurri Communications and a Non-Executive Director at Prologic plc, which was successfully sold in 2012. In January 2013 Mark joined the board of Alternative Networks as a Non-Executive Director, he subsequently moved to become COO in January 2014 and was then appointed CEO in September 2015. Alternative Networks was subsequently sold to Daisy Group for £165 million in December 2016. Mark left the company in May 2017 after concluding a successful transition. Michael Edelson, Executive Chairman of SysGroup, said: "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Chris for his years of dedication to the Group where he has overseen the transformation of SysGroup into a business increasingly focused on servicing the high value managed services market. Chris leaves the Company with a focused business platform as we enter this next stage of our evolution and growth. "We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Board, who brings with him a wealth of sector and quoted company experience. Mark joins at a pivotal time for the Group following our recent acquisition of Rockford IT Ltd. Mark will prove a valuable sounding board as we continue to execute our strategy of organic growth supplemented by strategic acquisitions."
cpap man
06/11/2017
07:09
Big warning.
funkmasterp12
06/11/2017
07:07
What a mess. I knew this company was a farce
mirabeau
02/11/2017
07:46
SYS appear to be busy....let's see what the results bring next month?
cpap man
24/8/2017
07:05
RNS out from SYS this morning ref: DIRECTOR SHARE PURCHASES SysGroup plc ("SysGroup" or the "Company" or the "Group") Director and PDMR share purchases SysGroup (AIM: SYS), announces that it has received notification that on 23 August the Executive Directors and the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company acquired, in aggregate, 102,675 ordinary shares of 1p each ("Ordinary Shares"). The details of the purchases are as follows: Director Shareholding Ordinary Shares purchased Shareholding Shareholding (%) Michael Edelson (Non-Executive Chairman)1 689,600 37,000 726,600 3.14% Chris Evans (CEO) 1,143,110 25,610 1,168,720 5.06% Julian Llewellyn (Chief Financial Officer) Nil 37,499 37,499 0.16% Adam Binks (Chief Operating Officer) 118,365 2,566 120,931 0.52% Note: 1. Ordinary Shares acquired by Jacqueline Edleson the wife of Michael Edelson
cpap man
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