Sopheon plc, the international provider of software and services for complete Enterprise Innovation Management solutions, is pleased to announce a trading update for the Group’s performance for the year ended 31 December 2016.
At the time of the interim report issued in August 2016 we reported encouraging continued progress of the Company, and reiterated the positive shift in the momentum of the business that had started the previous year. We are very pleased to report that this continued to translate into a strong performance in the second half of 2016, driven by a large number of license orders in the final quarter, including substantial activity with major enterprise customers. In addition to the effect of the stronger sales performance, the profitability of the business was further enhanced by cost efficiencies over the course of the year, and to a lesser extent by foreign exchange gains linked to the sharp fall in Sterling.
As a consequence, the Board expects that reported revenues for the year ended 31 December 2016 will be in line with current market expectations. The Board also expects that, even when excluding the impact of the positive foreign exchange effects, EBITDA will be ahead, and pre-tax profits significantly ahead, of current market expectations.
The financial expectations noted above are subject to the completion of year-end financial close and audit processes.
Sopheon intends to issue its results for the year ended 31 December 2016, on 23 March 2017.
For Further Information Contact:
|Barry Mence, Chairman
Arif Karimjee, CFO
|Sopheon plc||+ 44 (0) 1276 919 560|
|Carl Holmes / Giles Rolls (corporate finance)
Mia Gardener (corporate broking)
|finnCap||+ 44 (0) 20 7220 0500|
Sopheon (LSE: SPE) partners with customers to provide complete enterprise innovation management solutions including software, expertise, and best practices, that enable them to achieve exceptional long-term revenue growth and profitability. Sopheon’s Accolade solution provides unique, fully-integrated coverage for the entire innovation management and new product development lifecycle, including strategic innovation planning, roadmapping, idea and concept development, process and project management, portfolio management and resource planning. Sopheon’s solutions have been implemented by over 200 customers with over 60,000 users in over 50 countries. Sopheon is listed on AIM, operated by the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.sopheon.com