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ME Group

September 2023

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  • Epic Code:
  • MEGP
  • Price:
  • 159p
Me Group’s results were in line with previous upgrades with sales +25% to £144m and pretax increasing 37% to £27.2m. Eps rose 23% to 5.3p. Net cash fell around £10m to £24m due to capex on new laundry machines and more spares required. The photobooths and biometric ID business  grew sales 25% to £84m driven by price rises and increased usage while it now expects to roll out 1,000 next generation photo booths this year rising to 3,000 in both FY’24 and ‘25. In laundry, revenue rose 37% to £37.8m driven by higher usage and a 16% rise in the installed base. Roll-out run rate is currently 50-60 a month, slower than previously targeted due to supply chain issues but it should pick up as these issues abate. Forecast is for ...

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