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Tuesday 13 January, 2009

Gresham Computing

Trading Statement

RNS Number : 5164L
Gresham Computing PLC
13 January 2009
 


Gresham Computing plc


('Gresham')


Trading update


Gresham expects over £2.5m turnaround results compared to prior year


Gresham Computing plc is delighted to provide the following trading update in respect of its un-audited results for the year ended 31 December 2008.


Financials

We anticipate reporting a significantly improved result for the year ended 31 December 2008 compared to that seen in 2007. The trend of revenue and profit growth from earlier quarters continued into Q4 2008. As a result, we anticipate reporting an adjusted EBITDA profit for the full year of approximately £0.6m, which includes £0.4m profit on sale of Redstone, compared to a loss of £2.2m reported in 2007.  We expect to report a cash balance of approximately £1.1at 31 December 2008.


Focus on core business and restructuring

We made good progress in restructuring the group in 2008, achieving significant cost reductions; closure of Gresham France (back-up software) and disposal of Redstone Software Inc (automation and testing software). In late 2008, we also commenced a restructuring of our IT staff placement business.


Outlook

We enter 2009 with a tighter focus on our core business and a strong order book. The current economic environment has led to solid traction with our deposit aggregation solution and we now anticipate stronger revenue growth from this business line.  Overall, we expect 2009 to be a year of significant progress for the group across its core business.



For further information, please contact:

Gresham Computing plc    +44 (0)20 7653 0200

Andrew Walton-Green

KBC Peel Hunt                   +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Oliver Scott    

Daniel Harris


Note: Adjusted EBITDA profit represents un-audited Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation before non-cash share option charges



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