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Tuesday 22 January, 2019

FDM Group plc

Period End Trading Statement

RNS Number : 6673N
FDM Group (Holdings) plc
22 January 2019
 

22 January 2019

 

 

FDM GROUP (HOLDINGS) PLC

("FDM" or "THE GROUP")

 

PERIOD END TRADING STATEMENT

 

 

FDM today announces its trading update for the period to 31st December 2018, ahead of its full year results, which will be released on 6th March 2019.

 

Group Trading in the Period and Closing Balance Sheet

 

FDM delivered a good operational performance in the second half of 2018 and the Board expects the Group's financial performance for the year to 31st December 2018 to be in line with its expectations.

 

The Group closed the year with 3,747 Mounties placed on client sites (2017: 3,170), representing an increase of 18%.

 

Total revenues for the year to 31st December 2018 were £245 million (2017: £233 million), an increase of 5%, whilst Mountie revenues were £239 million (2017: £207 million), an increase of 15% on a reported basis and 17% on a constant currency basis.

 

The UK and Ireland closed 2018 with 2,004 Mounties deployed (2017: 1,744), an increase of 15%, North America closed with 1,196 Mounties deployed (2017: 965), an increase of 24%, APAC with 385 Mounties deployed (2017: 306), an increase of 26% and EMEA with 162 Mounties deployed (2017: 155), an increase of 5%.

 

The Group's balance sheet remains strong with significant cash balances and no debt.

 

Outlook

 

Rod Flavell, Group CEO, commented:

 

"Throughout 2018 the Group has continued to invest in its people, training facilities and technology to sustain the future growth of the business.

Market demand in all of our operating territories remains strong and we enter the current year with good momentum, including record levels of client engagement and demand. I anticipate that 2019 will be another year in which we deliver good operational and financial performance."  

 

This announcement contains inside information and is subject to the completion of FDM's 2018 formal audit process.

 

ENDS

Enquiries:

 

For further information:

 

Rod Flavell - CEO

020 3056 8240

Mike McLaren - CFO

020 3056 8240

Mark Heather - Company Secretary

020 3056 8240

Nick Oborne - Financial Public Relations

07850 127526

 

 

 

 

 

About FDM

 

FDM is a global professional services provider with a focus on Information Technology ("IT"). FDM brings people and technology together; creating and inspiring exciting careers that shape our digital future.

 

The Group's principal business activities involve recruiting, training and deploying its own permanent IT and business consultants (Mounties) at client sites. The Group also supplies contractors to clients, either to supplement its own employed consultants' skill sets or to provide additional experience where required. FDM specialises in a range of technical and business disciplines including Development, Testing, IT Service Management, Project Management Office, Data Services, Business Analysis, Business Intelligence, Cyber Security and Robotic Process Automation.

 

The FDM Careers Programme bridges the gap for graduates, ex-Forces and returners to work, providing them with the training and experience required to successfully launch or re-launch their career. FDM has dedicated training centres and sales operations located in London, Leeds, Glasgow, New York, Virginia, Toronto, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney. FDM also operates in Ireland, France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg, China and South Africa.

 

FDM is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, with over 75 nationalities working together as a team. The UK business' Gender Pay Gap Report 2018 showed a median pay gap of 0.0%, for the second consecutive year.


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