KRM22 remain confident of meeting management expectations

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KRM22 plc (LON:KRM), the technology and software company focused on risk management in capital markets, has today announced its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019. 

Financial highlights

·    Total revenue recognised of £4.1m (2018 – £1.3m, based on seven months and three months post-acquisition revenue from Irisium and ProOpticus respectively)

·    Annualised Recurring Revenue (ARR):

  • Current undisputed ARR of £4.0m (May 2020)
  • ARR at 31 December 2019 of £4.3m (2018 – £3.3m)
  • Net organic ARR growth of 21% in the year (2018 – 10%) including 33% ARR growth from institutional customers
  • Acquired ARR growth of £0.5m from the acquisition of Object+

·    Adjusted EBITDA loss of £3.1m (2018 – loss of £3.3m)

·    Loss before tax of £7.3m (2018 – loss of £5.4m)

·    Cash at 31 December 2019 of £1.1m (2018 – £3.4m)

·    Net cash outflow of £2.3m (2018 – inflow of £3.3m)

·    Raised gross proceeds of £2.8m through a placement and subscription for new ordinary shares

·    Agreed a £10.0m loan facility with an initial drawdown of £1.0m in April 2019 and a committed £0.5m drawdown in 2020 available at the Company’s discretion

Operational highlights

·    Acquisition of Object+ in May 2019 to provide a suite of “pre-trade” and “at trade” market risk applications to complement existing “post-trade” applications

·    Global Risk Platform and Enterprise Risk Cockpit launched in March 2019 and first significant customer of Enterprise Risk Cockpit in October 2019

·    Six new partnerships signed covering client onboarding, enhanced due diligence, online training, individual accountability regime and regulatory reporting

Post Year end matters

·    Acquired the remaining 40% non-controlling interest in Irisium from Cinnober on 16 April 2020

·    Raised gross proceeds of £1.3m in a placing and subscription of shares in May 2020

·    Current cash position of £1.4m

Keith Todd, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of KRM22 plc, commented:

“We made significant progress in 2019 launching the KRM22 Global Risk Platform with its range of market risk and regulatory services.  In the later part of 2019, we suspended our acquisition activity and focussed on organic growth in which we are continuing with this plan through 2020 and the ‘COVID’ crisis.  I am pleased to say that the business is operating very effectively working from home as a result of the automation and flexible working we established from day one.  We are confident of further progress with new and existing customers providing organic growth and remain confident of meeting management expectations.”

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