AGM Trading Update
Speedy Hire Plc
("Speedy" or "the Group")
Annual General Meeting
11 July 2019
Speedy, the UK's leading provider of tools and equipment hire, and services to the construction, infrastructure and industrial markets provides an update on current trading ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held later today.
Revenue for the first quarter of the year ending 31 March 2020, pre disposals, increased by 5.9% on the prior year. Hire and services revenues grew by 1.2% and 13.4% respectively. Revenue from SME customers grew strongly, up 27.5% in the first quarter compared to a year ago.
Asset utilisation rates increased to 56.8% on a rolling 12 month basis (30 June 2018: 55.7%). Net debt at 30 June 2019 was £91.6m, broadly unchanged from year end. ROCE for the 12 months to 30 June 2019 was 12.1% (30 June 2018: 11.8%).
The Group anticipates delivering a result for the full year in line with the Board's expectations.
Speedy Hire Plc
Tel: 01942 720 000
Russell Down, Chief Executive
Chris Morgan, Group Finance Director
Tel: 0203 128 8778
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Notes to Editors: Founded in 1977, Speedy is the UK's leading provider of tools, equipment and plant hire services to a wide range of customers in the construction, infrastructure and industrial markets, as well as to local trade and industry. The Group provides complementary support services through the provision of training, asset management and compliance services. Speedy is certified nationally to ISO50001, ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001. The Group operates from over 200 fixed sites across the UK and Ireland together with a number of on-site facilities at client locations throughout the UK, Ireland and from an international office based in Abu Dhabi.
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