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Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Tax Systems PLC

Trading Update

RNS Number : 0714N
Tax Systems PLC
15 January 2019
 

15 January 2019

Tax Systems plc

("Tax Systems", "the Group" or "the Company")

Trading Update

Tax Systems plc (AIM: TAX), a leading supplier of corporation tax software and services, is pleased to provide an update on trading for the year ended 31 December 2018.

Following on from the strong performance reported at the time of the interim results in September 2018, the Group has continued to grow both recurring and non-recurring revenue from existing and new customers. As a result, the Board expects to report results for the year ended 31 December 2018 comfortably in line with management's expectations.

The Group's income continues to be derived substantially from recurring revenues, with existing customers consistently choosing to renew and extend their contracts as well as upgrading to access additional modules. In addition, Tax Systems secured in excess of 50 new customer accounts during the financial year. This high quality of earnings, alongside strong cash flow, has underpinned the Group's ability to decrease its net debt1 by 32% to £13.9m at 31 December 2018 (31 December 2017: £20.5m; 30 June 2018: £17.5m).

The full results for the year ended 31 December 2018 are expected to be announced in April 2019 and the Board looks forward to updating shareholders with further details at that time.

Gavin Lyons, CEO of Tax Systems, commented,

"We have made strong progress during the year and I am incredibly grateful to everyone in the business for their expertise and commitment to our customers. As a team, we remain focused on the execution of our growth strategy and I'm pleased to report that we expect to be comfortably in line with management's expectations, with the standout financial highlight being a 32% reduction in net debt.  

"Tax Systems has a market leading position, a high-quality customer base and first class technology. We continue to be focused on servicing the needs of our existing clients and creating new solutions to help organisations with the  Government's Making Tax Digital initiative, which begins to be rolled out from April 2019. As a result, the Company remains in a good position to drive further growth in 2019."  

1Net debt is defined as bank borrowings and loan notes recognised as liabilities and the equity element of the loan notes recognised in equity less cash

Tax Systems plc

 

Gavin Lyons, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Goggin, Chief Financial Officer

 

+44 (0)1784 777700

 

 

 

MXC Capital Markets LLP (Financial Adviser)

 

Charlotte Stranner

Steven Zhang

 

+44 (0)20 7965 8149

 

 

 

finnCap Limited (Nomad and Broker)

 

Jonny Franklin-Adams/James Thompson (Corporate Finance)

+44 (0)20 7220 0500

Tim Redfern/Richard Chambers (Corporate Broking)

 

 

 

 

Alma PR (Financial PR)

 

Caroline Forde / Josh Royston / Susie Hudson

+44 (0)20 3405 0205

 

About Tax Systems Plc

Tax Systems is a leading provider of corporation tax software and services in the UK and Ireland. The business has a long track record of being a key supplier of corporation tax software and services to many of the largest companies and the accounting profession in the UK and Ireland. Find out more at www.taxsystems.com


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