RNS Number : 2061P

Scapa Group PLC

09 October 2019

9 October 2019

LEI No. 213800QIPVTK5ES5UU36

Scapa Group plc

Period end update

Scapa Group plc (AIM: SCPA) is today providing a period end update for the six months ended 30 September 2019.

The Group's trading performance for this period is in line with the Board's expectations. On a statutory basis, revenues grew 14.3% (10.4% on a constant currency basis) predominantly driven by Healthcare and the full period effect of the Systagenix technology transfer. Statutory group trading profits reflect the impact of the loss of the ConvaTec contract and are expected to be approximately 17.0% below last year.

                                                                                    Organic Growth 
                                                                                    (excl Syst(3) & 
                            H1 Statutory Basis       H1 Continuing Basis(2)              CVT ) 
                        -------------------------  -------------------------  ------------------------- 
                                         Growth                     Growth                     Growth 
                           Growth       (constant     Growth       (constant     Growth       (constant 
                          (reported)       FX)       (reported)       FX)       (reported)       FX) 
                        ------------  -----------  ------------  -----------  ------------  ----------- 
 Healthcare Revenues        29.2%        22.7%         23.0%        16.7%         4.6%         -0.4% 
 Industrial Revenues        3.9%          1.5%         3.9%          1.5%         3.9%          1.5% 
 Scapa Group Revenues       14.3%        10.4%         11.7%         7.9%         4.1%          0.8% 

Healthcare revenues on a continuing basis are 23.0% ahead of last year (16.7% on a constant currency basis), despite the loss of ConvaTec volumes. On an organic report basis, revenues grew 4.6%, but were broadly flat on constant currency. We anticipate that the second half of the year will benefit from a strong pipeline of new products and technology transfers from new and existing customers. The cost-out related to restructuring of our footprint is in line with expectations.

Industrial revenues increased 3.9% (1.5% on a constant currency basis) despite strong market headwinds, particularly in the automotive sector. We expect the market-wide challenges to continue.

Adjusted net debt at GBP49.0m reflects the continuing strong cash generation of the Group.

The Board considers Scapa to be well positioned to make further progress against its strategic, operational and financial objectives and remains confident in the Group's outlook.

(1) Trading profit is before exceptional items, acquisition costs, amortisation of intangible assets and legacy pension costs

(2) Excluding IFRS 15 provision release. A contract liability provision was created as a result of the acquisition of Systagenix in line with the requirements of IFRS 15 and this is excluded on a 'continuing' basis as it represents a non-cash item. This provision will be released on a straight-line basis over a five-year period, in line with the exclusive supply contract

(3) Systagenix


Adjusted net debt excludes the GBP12.0m temporary finance lease for Knoxville site and the impact of IFRS16

For further information:

 Scapa Group plc             Heejae Chae - Group Chief Executive   Tel: 0161 301 
                              Oskar Zahn - Chief Financial          7430 
 Numis Securities Limited    Mark Lander, Freddie Barnfield        Tel: 020 7260 
  (Nominated Adviser/Joint                                          1000 
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 Berenberg                   Chris Bowman, Toby Flaux              Tel: 020 3207 
  (Joint Broker)                                                    7800 
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 FTI Consulting              Brett Pollard, Victoria Foster        Tel: 020 3727 
  (Media Relations)           Mitchell                              1000 
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About Scapa Group plc

Scapa Group plc is a diversified Healthcare and Industrial company focused on bringing best-in-class innovation, design and manufacturing solutions to its customers.


Scapa Healthcare is the trusted strategic partner of choice for the world's leading companies in Advanced Wound Care, Consumer Wellness and Medical Device Fixation. We partner with the top global MedTech companies to develop and manufacture innovative skin friendly medical device fixation and topical solutions, from inception through to market delivery, from our state-of-the-art facilities.

For further information, please visit www.scapahealthcare.com


Scapa Industrial is a global supplier of bonding solutions and manufacturer of adhesive-based products which offer meaningful value in industrial applications due to their lightweight, easy-to-apply properties. We are recognised for our unparalleled range of products, including adhesive tapes, films and foams, and we can engineer custom designs for even the most unique applications.

For further information, please visit www.scapaindustrial.com

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