Trading in line with expectations
Following a solid performance in 2018, StatPro’s AGM statement confirms that the Group has traded in line with expectations during the first part of the current financial year. This is consistent with the outlook comment in the March FY 2018 results announcement which said that the Group had good visibility into H1 2019 with a solid business pipeline. We also note recent positive announcements on contracts – the latest of which was made earlier this week when the Group announced a three year extension for £2.44 million with a Top 20 Fund Administrator. Management had previously said that StatPro was seeing further growth from its fund administration clients in the first quarter of 2019. In his statement, Chairman Rory Curran reiterates two particular areas of focus: improving EBITDA margins – aided by the move to the new divisional structure – and ensuring that the Delta integration is a success. We leave estimates unchanged while noting the supportive contract announcements.