Published on: November 6, 2018
Strong 1H19 y/y revenue growth of 17% (to $14.9m) should not be overshadowed by restrained gross margins in the period (33%) caused by mix effects and increased investment costs. The Group notes that 2H19E trading has begun ‘extremely positively’. We anticipate that margins will expand, estimating a FY2019E gross margin of 35%, as subtitling volumes recover, ZOOdubs moves to a more mature state and ZOO’s investment in capacity and technological enhancements allow it to capitalise on buoyant market dynamics which should exhibit its scalability. Aside from tweaks to depreciation and cash, our FY2019E estimates are little changed.