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Thursday 21 April, 2011

Xaar PLC

Interim Management Statement

RNS Number : 3133F
Xaar PLC
21 April 2011
 



  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

21 April 2011

 

  

Xaar plc

 

 

INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

 

 

Xaar plc ("Xaar" or "the Group"), the inkjet printing technology group headquartered in Cambridge, is providing an Interim Management Statement covering trading from 1 January 2011.

 

Trading and margins for the first quarter of the year were in line with the Board's expectations.  

 

Demand for Platform 3 ("P3") products remains strong, driven by industrial and packaging markets.  Sales were up on the same period last year but remain constrained by production capacity.  The expansion at Huntingdon, announced in October 2010, is on schedule to deliver initial increases to output before the end of 2011, with completion before the end of 2012.

 

Sales of Platform 1 ("P1") and other products have performed in line with expectations.

 

The Group's balance sheet is strong with net cash at 31 March 2011 of £19.8 million (31 December 2010: £22.0 million).

 

Since the announcement of 2010 results on 22 March 2011, we have continued to monitor the potential impact on the business of the disaster in Japan.  Whilst uncertainties remain, all of our key suppliers have confirmed they will continue to meet our requirements.

 

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CONTACTS

 

Xaar plc:

01223-423663

Ian Dinwoodie, Chief Executive

www.xaar.com

Alex Bevis, Finance Director


Singer Capital Markets Limited:

020-3205-7500

Shaun Dobson


Bankside Consultants:

020-7367-8888 / 07771-758517

Simon Bloomfield


 


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