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LPA Group PLC
05 October 2021
 

LPA GROUP PLC

("LPA" or the "Group")

Year End Trading Update

LPA Group Plc, the high reliability LED lighting, electronic and electro-mechanical system designer and manufacturer, provides a trading update for the year ended 30 September 2021.

Despite the hurdles of Covid lockdowns and Brexit, at our Interim update (announced on 17 June 2021) we remained positive that our conservative expectations for the financial year could be delivered.  However, supply chain challenges have continued to impact worldwide, causing further rail project delays, and impinging the momentum we had anticipated from the market, tipping this year's results into an operating loss. 

We have been re-looking at our Strategy going forward which will continue to be export led but will also have a greater emphasis on the UK's growing engineering demand, on-shoring opportunities, and the capacity constraints being experienced throughout the sectors that we can address through the capacity and capabilities we have across our manufacturing sites.  Our recent focus on large scale rail projects that have been hampered by supply issues and delayed by macro-economics will be less strategic but nevertheless our order book will be a bedrock to allow us to adapt and build our business. FY22 will be a year of development as we implement these changes and deploy our sales and marketing staff into more a resilient market focus.

Our balance sheet and liquidity remain a key asset alongside our people and our highly invested capabilities, in addition, we have remained cash generative. These will continue to underpin the Group through these unprecedented times, as we intend to build on our strengths and continue our development.

As previously announced, we welcomed Andrew Jenner to the Board from 1 September to conclude the Board's refresh.  Andrew is appointed as Senior Independent Director and is appointed chair of the Audit Committee; Gordon Wakeford now chairs the Remuneration Committee.

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www.lpa-group.com

 

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LPA Group Plc

 

 

 

Robert B Horvath

Chairman

 

01799 512844

Paul Curtis

CEO

 

01799 512858

Chris Buckenham

CFO

 

01799 512859

 

 

 

 

Cairn Financial Advisers

(Nominated Adviser)

 

020 7213 0880

James Caithie / Liam Murray

Ludovico Lazzaretti

 

 

 



finnCap

(Broker)

 

020 7220 0500

Ed Frisby / Tim Harper (Corporate Finance)

Tim Redfern / Charlotte Sutcliffe (ECM)

 

 

 

 

The Directors of the Company take responsibility for this announcement.

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