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First Derivatives PLC
13 April 2021

13 April 2021


First Derivatives plc

("FD" or the "Group")


Trading update


FD (AIM: FDP.L, Euronext Growth: FDP.I) announces that it traded in line with market expectations for the year to 28 February 2021, generating revenue of £238m and adjusted EBITDA of £40m. Net debt at the period end was £10m, which is better than analyst forecasts and significantly reduced from the Group's net debt of £49m a year ago. The improvement in net debt is primarily driven by strong operating cash conversion, supplemented by the partial sale of our investment in Quantile Technologies for cash consideration of £11m.


The Group will announce full year results on 18 May 2021.




For further information please contact:


First Derivatives plc

Seamus Keating, Chief Executive Officer

Ryan Preston, Chief Financial Officer

Ian Mitchell, Head of Investor Relations

+44(0)28 3025 2242



Investec Bank plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Andrew Pinder

Carlton Nelson

Sebastian Lawrence

+44 (0)20 7597 5970



Goodbody (Euronext Growth Adviser and Broker)

David Kearney

Don Harrington

Finbarr Griffin


+353 1 667 0420




FTI Consulting

Matt Dixon

Dwight Burden

Darius Alexander

Elena Kalinskaya


+44 (0)20 3727 1000



About FD

FD is a global technology provider with more than 20 years of experience working with some of the world's largest finance, technology, automotive, manufacturing and energy institutions. The Group's KX technology, incorporating the kdb+ time-series database, is a leader in high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics and operational intelligence. KX delivers the best possible performance and flexibility for high-volume, data-intensive analytics and applications across multiple industries. FD operates from 15 offices across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, including its headquarters in Newry, and employs more than 2,400 people worldwide.


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