Euromoney Institutional Investor plc (LON: ERM), the global information business providing essential B2B information to global and specialist markets, has today announced a trading update for the period from 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019 ahead of the Group’s Capital Markets Day at 14:00 GMT today.
Euromoney is trading in line with the Board’s expectations, reflecting a continuation of recent trends, with good performance in Pricing, Data & Market Intelligence and Banking & Finance offset by ongoing structural and cyclical challenges within Asset Management.
Reported revenues for the three months to 30 June 2019 were £110.9m (2018: £107.9m) with underlying revenues1 flat year on year. Underlying revenues in the Pricing, Data & Market Intelligence segment were up by 6% in the quarter, compared to the 3% increase that was reported for the six months to 31 March 2019, with a strong performance in subscriptions and a better performance from events than in the first half of the year. Banking & Finance segment revenues grew 1% in the quarter compared to 4% in the half year as we saw a more normal performance in events. The Asset Management segment performance reflected the continuing structural and cyclical issues, with underlying revenues in the quarter down 9%, compared to the 3% decline reported at the half year, with particular weakness in subscription vote revenues and Institutional Investor.
Group underlying subscription revenues were down 1% in the quarter reflecting the decline in Asset Management. Group underlying events revenues were up 3% including a strong performance in telecoms and a return to growth in Fastmarkets events. Group underlying advertising revenue, which made up only 7% of total revenues, continued with recent trends being down by 6% in the quarter.
Strong financial position
Net cash at 30 June 2019 was £41.2m compared to net cash of £29.3m at 31 March 2019, reflecting strong underlying cash conversion and £8.7m of final proceeds from the disposal of Mining Indaba.
Capital Markets Day
Euromoney is hosting a Capital Markets Day today in London. The event will be hosted by CEO Andrew Rashbass and CFO Wendy Pallot. Senior management will provide presentations on the Investment Research division, BoardEx, the relationship mapping business which was acquired by the Group in February 2019, and Fastmarkets, our price-reporting agency. No material new information is being provided. The presentations and live webcast will be available on the Euromoney website, www.euromoneyplc.com.
The results for the year to 30 September 2019 will be announced on 21 November 2019.
1.Underlying measures include the adjusted results of continuing operations and are stated at constant exchange rates, including pro forma prior year comparatives for acquisitions and new business launches and excluding disposals, business closures and significant event and publication timing differences.