Solid foundations in place
Anexo, the specialist integrated credit-hire and legal services business, has reported a record performance for FY 19 with numbers in line with previous guidance. The year saw good cash generation following the decision to focus on the Legal Services business while holding back growth of the Credit Hire business. A 0.5p final dividend strikes a balance between cash conservation and confidence in the outlook for the Group in uncertain times. Given the impact of COVID-19 on the wider operating environment, we think that the key focus should be on the Group’s current positioning and its preparedness to operate in the evolving business environment. Although there is no update on guidance for estimates, we believe that the business is well-placed – particularly since the recent £7.5 million fundraise which underpinned the Group’s options to accelerate growth without diminishing existing cash resources.