Published on: January 17, 2017
Successful Christmas trading leads to ….forecast upgrades
On the back of a very strong Q3 trading period, with revenues up by over 70% and volumes by 56%, the Board now anticipates that Distil’s FY17 results “will be ahead of current market expectations”. We are consequently raising our revenue forecasts for the next three years, which also see improvements to our bottom line PBT projections. Brand marketing spend growth of 88% in Q3 was running ahead of revenue growth, reflecting the ongoing brand investment across the product portfolio. This dilutes the impact of operational leverage, but still sees our previous PBT loss of c £120K reduce by to thirds to £40K. A strong Q4 performance could potentially see Distil achieve breakeven, but we prefer to err on the side of prudence at this stage.