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Thursday 07 November, 2013

Dialight PLC

Interim Management Statement

RNS Number : 3969S
Dialight PLC
07 November 2013
 



7 November 2013

 

Dialight plc

("Dialight" or "the Group")

 

Interim Management Statement

 

Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L), the UK-based leader in applied Light Emitting Diode ("LED") technology, today publishes its Interim Management Statement for the period from 1 July 2013 until 6 November 2013, in accordance with Disclosure and Transparency Rule 4.3.

 

Our Industrial Lighting business continues to perform very well with sales growth of just under 60% for the 10-month period to the end of October. The Group has ensured that it has continued to invest for further growth in its Industrial Lighting business for 2014 and beyond. This investment includes an increase from 59 sales people at year end 2012 to over 100 at December 2013. We have also invested in setting up new operations in Brazil and Russia, and adding a new manufacturing facility in Malaysia and a second facility in Mexico. Overall, these measures will increase Industrial Lighting's productive capacity by at least 50% and are expected to meet our anticipated growth trajectory for the medium term.

 

The performance of our Obstruction business has been affected by the transition in our business model in this market. We are achieving order input in line with our previous guidance of flat revenues for the second half of 2013 compared to the second half of 2012.

 

The performance of our Components business is in line with previous guidance.

 

The Group cash balance at the end of October was £1.0m compared with £6.3m at the same stage in 2012. The reduction in cash is accounted for by additional inventory holding which is expected to reduce by year-end.

 

As in recent years, the Group's financial results are weighted to the second half, and in particular the seasonally-strong fourth quarter. As ever the precise timing of Industrial Lighting orders remains difficult to predict, although the Group continues to expect underlying profit before tax from continuing operations to be broadly in line with the prior year.

 

 

For further information:

 

Dialight plc

Roy Burton - Group Chief Executive

Mark Fryer- Group Finance Director

Tel: +44 (0) 1638 778640

 

Canaccord Genuity Limited

Simon Bridges

Cameron Duncan

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8000 

 

FTI Consulting 

Nick Hasell

Susanne Yule

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7269 7291

 

About Dialight plc

 

Dialight plc is leading the change in the status quo for industrial lighting users across the world. Applying leading edge LED technology it produces lighting fixtures designed specifically for hazardous and industrial locations, obstruction signals and traffic signals to deliver significant reductions in maintenance and energy consumption.

 

The Group comprises the following business segments:

 

Industrial Lighting which addresses the increasing demands for Energy Efficient Lighting solutions for industrial/hazardous locations;

 

Signals Lighting that covers Traffic, Transportation and Obstruction Lights; and

 

Components whose sales are primarily to Electronics OEMs for status indication.

 

The company is headquartered in the UK with operating locations in Australia, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, UAE, the UK and the USA. More information is available at www.dialight.com.

 

Cautionary statement

 

This Interim Management Statement contains certain forward-looking statements which have been made by the Directors in good faith using information available up until the date they approved the statement. Forward-looking statements should be regarded with caution as by their nature such statements involve risk and uncertainties relating to events and circumstances that may occur in the future. Actual results may differ from those expressed in such statements, depending on the outcome of these uncertain future events. 

 


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