GBG, the identity data intelligence specialist provided an update on its trading performance for the year to 31 March 2017, in advance of the release of its final results.

Group Trading Performance:  The Board expects to report an adjusted operating profit† performance of £17.0 million (2016: £13.4 million), a 27% increase on last year and ahead of market consensus. Revenue growth is expected to be 19% of which 12% is organic* – an improvement on the 11% organic* growth recorded at the half year stage.

Net cash balances at 31 March 2017 (following the settlement of earn outs on prior acquisitions and the payment of a dividend to shareholders) were £5.2 million (2016: £8.7 million).

Chris Clark CEO of GBG, commented: “I would like to congratulate and thank the team at GBG, our customers and partners for helping us achieve this result. I look forward with confidence to the new year; working with our great team and customers to continue to deliver sustainable growth and shareholder value creation.”

†Adjusted operating profit means profits before amortisation of acquired intangibles, share based payment charges, exceptional items, net finance costs and tax * After adjusting for revenue in the year ending 31 March 2016 relating to the recovery of start-up costs from the service.

Source: GB Group Press Release