The week ahead
CML Microsystems Plc (LON: CML), which manufactures semiconductor solutions, reports interim results on Tuesday. In its half-year trading update last month, the company said that sales and new order intake for Storage semiconductors remained at healthy levels while demand for Communication products was somewhat weaker overall; however, new order intake from the Communications sector in the last few weeks of the half-year was more encouraging.
Eckoh PLC (LON: ECK), which provides secure payment products and customer contact solutions, reports interim results on Tuesday. In its half-year trading update last month, the company said it had delivered a robust performance in the period that was in line with the board’s expectations. While the first quarter was unsurprisingly challenging, especially for larger deals, the company said it had seen momentum building in the second quarter, particularly for US Secure Payments contracts delivered in the cloud.
Alpha Financial Markets Consulting PLC (LON: AFM), which provides specialist consultancy services to the Asset and Wealth Management industry, reports interim results on Wednesday. In an upbeat trading update last month, the company said it had achieved good net fee income growth as well as growth in adjusted underlying earnings (EBITDA). It said it had recently repaid the £5mln outstanding balance on its revolving credit facility and held cash balances of approximately £30mln at the end of September. Later in the month, Alpha announced it had launched a dedicated ESG & Responsible Investment practice.
D4t4 Solutions PLC (LON: D4T4), the data solutions provider, announces interim results on Wednesday. In its half-year trading update last month, it said group revenue and adjusted profit were in line with management expectations. Revenue dipped by about 42% to £5.09mln while net cash had risen to £12.08mln. Earlier this month, the company said it had won four new contract wins for the group's Celebrus family of products, which will add about £5.5mln to revenue in the current financial year and hence management is anticipating a strong second-half performance.
Calnex Solutions PLC (LON: CLX), the telecoms test and measurement solutions provider, reports its maiden interim results as a listed company on Wednesday. The company raised £22.5mln in its IPO when it joined AIM last month.
Shearwater Group PLC (LON: SWG), which provides cybersecurity, advisory and managed security services, reports interim results on Wednesday. In its half-year trading update last month, the company said it had enjoyed a resilient performance during the period in line with the board’s expectations. It expects to report first-half (H1) revenue of about £11mln (H120: £16.3mln) and underlying EBITDA of £1mln (H120: £1mln). Improved efficiencies in the group's software division continue to deliver an underlying EBITDA margin of around 40%
Tracsis Plc (LON: TRCS), which provides software, hardware and services for the rail, traffic data and wider transport industries, reports annual results on Thursday. In its post-period trading update in August, the company said it expects to report group revenues of around £48mln (2019: £49.2mln). As noted previously, Covid-19 had a negative impact of around £10mln on overall revenues mainly in the Traffic & Data Services division, though the impact was much less than originally feared. This weakness was balanced by a very strong performance from the group’s Rail Technology & Services Division
|24-Nov||CML Microsystems||Interim results||30-Sep|
|25-Nov||Alpha Financial Markets||Interim results||30-Sep|
|03-Dec||Oxford Metrics||Final results||30-Sep|
|08-Dec||GB Group||Interim results||30-Sep|
|08-Dec||Solid State||Interim results||30-Sep|