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Published on: January 25, 2021

Firm foundations for growth in FY 2021E

Anexo’s trading update for the year to the end of December 2020 rounds up a resilient performance from the Group in an operating environment that was influenced by COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns and restrictions. The Board expects to report adjusted PBT in line with current market expectations which we believe is around £16.0m, with our estimate at £16.1m. We make no changes to our numbers. We note the lower than expected spend on the VW emissions case in H2 and assume that other costs have increased faster than we expected in line with growth in the business. The VW case remains a potential significant positive impact on revenue and profits, although we only reflect the costs in our estimates at present. While Anexo has previously flagged cash absorption in H2, we note that cash collections rose ‘significantly’ in Q4 with a record high in December – usually a quieter month in that respect. Overall, we believe that Anexo remains well set for further growth in FY 2021.

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