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laird plc (LARRF) Key Developments

Laird PLC, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 30, 2015

Laird PLC, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Jul 30, 2015

Laird PLC Announces Management Changes; Declares Interim Dividend for the Year 2015, Payable on December 4, 2015; Reports Unaudited Group Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015

Laird PLC announced that Tony Quinlan was appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer, effective from July 28, 2015, having joined Laird on 1 July 2015. The company also welcome Kjersti Wiklund to the Laird Board as a non-executive director, effective from July 1, 2015. Kjersti brings significant experience as a senior operations director for several global telecoms companies, including Vodafone, where she is currently Director, Global Technology Operations. Professor Michael Kelly stepped down on June 30, 2015 after nine years on the Laird Board. The Board declared an interim dividend of 4.40 pence, a 3% increase over last year's interim dividend of 4.27 pence. The interim dividend will be paid on December 4, 2015 to shareholders on the register on November 6, 2015. The company reported unaudited group earnings results for the six months ended June 30, 2015. For the period, the company reported total revenue of £305.9 million compared to £252.6 million a year ago. The increase driven by organic growth, a full six months' contribution from Model Solution (acquired in April 2014), and foreign currency exchange translation. Operating profit was £23.9 million compared to £21.8 million a year ago. Profit before tax from continuing operations was £21.6 million compared to £16.0 million a year ago. Profit attributable to equity shareholders of the parent company was £14.7 million or 5.5 pence per diluted share compared to £9.4 million or 3.5 pence per diluted share a year ago. Underlying profit before tax was £26.9 million or 7.8 pence per diluted share compared to £19.8 million or 6.0 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash flows from operating activities were was £33.6 million compared to £22.3 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was £8.0 million compared to £10.9 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets (internally developed) was £7 million compared to £6.0 million a year ago.

Laird PLC Announces Board Changes

Laird PLC announced the appointment of Kjersti Wiklund as a Non-Executive Director with effect from July 1, 2015. Kjersti will become a member of the Audit Committee. Kjersti is currently Director, Group Technology Operations of Vodafone. Previously, Kjersti held a series of senior global roles including Chief Operating Officer of VimpelCom Russia, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Kyivstar in Ukraine, and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Digi Telecommunications in Malaysia, and Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Telenor in Norway. The company also announced that Professor Michael Kelly will retire as a Non-Executive Director on June 30, 2015 after nine years on the Laird Board.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Chooses Laird's Infrastructure Antenna Solutions

Laird announced that its Infrastructure Antenna Solutions were chosen to provide an in-building wireless reception solution for Terminal One of the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Laird's CMD Low PIM Ceiling Mount and PAS Low PIM pole mount panel antennas offer the reliable and robust cellular signals and mobile data which are essential to the success of a modern airport. More and more travelers rely on mobile phones and cellular data while inside airports. Even the businesses serving those travelers are also using wireless data more than ever before.

Laird PLC, Q1 2015 Sales/ Trading Statement Call, May 08, 2015

Laird PLC, Q1 2015 Sales/ Trading Statement Call, May 08, 2015

 

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