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7 June 2017
("CAP-XX" or the "Company")
Trading update for year ending 30 June 2017
CAP-XX Limited, a world leader in the design and manufacture of supercapacitors, which considerably extend the performance of batteries, today announces a trading update for the year ending 30 June 2017.
CAP-XX has continued to make excellent progress in advancing negotiations on new licencing agreements and high value customer contracts for its range of supercapacitors. Its existing licencees, AVX and Murata, continue to perform strongly. AVX has paid ahead of schedule GBP 750,000 of licence fees due to CAP-XX under existing agreements, whilst the royalty payments from Murata continue to increase, with the last quarterly royalty payment being the highest ever, up by over 50% compared to the same period in the prior year. The Company continues to develop and expand its licencing and new business opportunities.
The Board noted in the interim statement on 20 March 2017 that they expected to finalise additional licence and sales opportunities by the 30th June 2017. Whilst the Board remains very confident that new licence deals and sales opportunities will be realised in the next few months, it now believes that certain of these licence opportunities may not be completed prior to the end of the current financial year.
As a result of these delays, the Board now expects that revenues for the year ending 30 June 2017 will be A$4.11 million that, as a consequence, the EBITDA loss generated by Company for the year ending 30 June 2017 will be A$1.15 million.
The Company has adequate cash resources to meet its foreseeable needs and the Board is increasingly confident of a successful conversion of the growing pipeline of high value enquiries received for licensing and manufactured products.
For further information contact:
Anthony Kongats (Chief Executive Officer) +61 (0) 2 9428 0139
Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
David Hart/Alex Brearley (Corporate Finance) +44 (0) 20 3328 5656
Robert Speed (Financial PR) +44 (0) 20 7074 1800
More information is available at www.cap-xx.com
Notes to Editors:
CAP-XX (LSE:CPX) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of thin flat supercapacitors and energy management systems used in a range of applications including portable and small-scale electronic devices; automotive; and renewable energy. The unique feature of CAP-XX supercapacitors is their very high power density and high energy storage capacity in a space-efficient prismatic package. These attributes are essential in power-hungry consumer and industrial electronics, and deliver similar benefits in automotive and other transportation applications. For more information about CAP-XX, visit www.cap-xx.com
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