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Electrocomponents (ECM)

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Tuesday 12 April, 2022


Trading Statement

RNS Number : 0315I
Electrocomponents PLC
12 April 2022

12 April 2022, 7.00am


Electrocomponents plc today issues a trading update for the year ended 31 March 2022, ahead of publishing full-year results on 24 May 2022


Like-for-like revenue growth1


Q1 to
Jun 2021

Q2 to
Sep 2021

Q3 to
Dec 2021

Q4 to
Mar 2022

Year to Mar 2022













Asia Pacific














Group like-for-like revenue growth for the year ended 31 March 2022 was 26%. Please refer to our commentary accompanying the recent trading update released on 9 March 2022 for more detail. As reported on 30 March 2022, we expect our full year adjusted operating profit margin to be at the top end of the consensus range2. Due to our trading update on 9 March 2022 and Investor Event on 30 March 2022, there will be no conference call taking place today. Webcasts from both are on our website .


As previously announced, in early May Electrocomponents plc will become RS Group plc as we strengthen our position as one brand, united behind our single purpose of 'making amazing happen for a better world'. An announcement will be made when the name change becomes effective with a revised stock TIDM (ticker). Until such an announcement is made, trading will continue under the existing ticker 'ECM'. No action is required on the part of any shareholder.




David Egan

Chief Financial Officer

020 7239 8400

Lucy Sharma

VP Investor Relations

020 7239 8427

Martin Robinson / Olivia Peters

Tulchan Communications

020 7353 4200



1.  Like-for-like revenue growth is growth in revenue adjusted to eliminate the impact of acquisitions and the effects of changes in exchange rates and trading days year on year. Acquisitions are only included once they have been owned for a year, at which point they start to be included in both the current and comparative periods for the same number of months. 2020/21 is converted at 2021/22 average exchange rates for the period.   

2.  Consensus for the year ended 31 March 2022 (as reported on 30 March 2022) of adjusted profit before tax of £306.0 million within a range of £299.9 million to £313.0 million (source:

3.  Our profit remains sensitive to movements in exchange rates on translation of overseas profits. Average exchange rates for the year ended 31 March 2022 for euro and US dollar were 1.176 and $1.366 respectively. Every 1 cent movement in the euro has a c. £1.8 million impact on annual adjusted profit before tax. Every 1 cent movement in the US dollar has a c. £0.7 million impact on annual adjusted profit before tax.  

4.  We expect to see a negative impact of around £7 million on revenue from fewer trading days in 2022/23 compared to 2021/22.   



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