Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Toople Plc LSE:TOOP London Ordinary Share GB00BZ8TP087 ORD 0.0667P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 0.045 0.04 0.05 0.045 0.045 0.045 5,218,606 08:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Mobile Telecommunications 2.5 -1.7 -0.2 - 3

Toople PLC Trading Update

17/09/2019 7:01am

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Toople PLC

17 September 2019

Strictly embargoed until: 07.00, 17 September 2019

Toople PLC

("Toople" or the "Company")

Trading Update

Continued growth in better than expected order numbers over the summer

New sales centre in Durban delivering increased sales

Toople Plc (LSE: TOOP), a provider of bespoke telecom services to UK SMEs, is pleased to provide the following update on trading.

The Company, which is debt free, has enjoyed strong growth in July and August, traditionally seasonally affected, adding 1,300 and 1,000 new customer orders respectively in these months. The Board expects these new customer orders to deliver additional revenues over and above the GBP500,000 incremental revenues arising from the contracts signed in May 2019.

In addition to the growth in customer orders, Toople is also pleased to announce that the new sales facility established in Durban, South Africa went live in July and is proving to be a major success for the Company. This facility considerably enhances Toople's sales capability, extending working hours into the evenings after 8 p.m. and at the weekends, which traditionally are peak times for SME enquiries. Conversion rates to date are good and comparable to those achieved by the UK team. The impact is an overall lower cost of acquisition per customer and revenue generating unit, which will deliver margin improvements over the medium term.

Commenting, Andy Hollingworth, CEO at Toople said:

"The order numbers achieved in July and August were ahead of our expectations. Growth is being driven by a number of factors, not least a noticeable switch by UK SMEs to superfast fibre broadband, ahead of the eventual closure of existing legacy copper infrastructure in 2025. As businesses are forced to review their existing telecoms services, many are seeking new solutions which provide enhanced quality at an affordable fixed price. SMEs are increasingly dissatisfied with a lack of price transparency, poor service offerings and poor customer service from the traditional tier one providers. Toople is taking advantage of these failings by its bigger competitors and is fast becoming a major disruptor in our segment of the market. The Company continues to make great progress, as evidenced by sales figures over the normally quieter summer period."

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market abuse.

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For further information please visit www.toople.com or contact:

 
 Toople PLC                            Tel: 0800 0499 499 
  Andy Hollingworth, Chief Executive 
  Officer / 
  Kevin Lawrence, Chief Financial 
  Officer 
 Cairn Financial Advisers LLP          Tel: 020 7213 0880 
  David Coffman / Ludo Lazzaretti 
 Novum Securities Limited              Tel: 020 7399 9400 
  Colin Rowbury 
 Turner Pope Investments Limited       Tel: 020 3621 4120 
  Andy Thacker 
 Belvedere Communications              Tel: 020 3687 2754 
  John West / Llew Angus 
 

About Toople PLC

Toople Plc, a company incorporated in the UK provides a range of telecoms services primarily targeted at the UK SME market. Services offered by the Group include business broadband, fibre, EFM and Ethernet data services, business mobile phones, cloud PBX and SIP Trunking and Traditional Services (calls and lines) all of which are delivered and managed through Merlin, the Group's proprietary software platform.

The Group is differentiated by its focus on creating small business connectivity solutions, with robust and reliable packages that will enhance our customer's companies. In addition, our vision is based on trust and transparency, with no hidden fees within our pricing policy providing customers with a clear understanding of cost.

Toople Plc has a strong and highly experienced Board and management team who are focused on growing the business both organically and by identifying earnings enhancing strategic acquisition opportunities.

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

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