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EX-Date
05/12/10
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universe group plc (UNG) Details

Universe Group plc, through its subsidiary, HTEC Limited, provides point of sale, payment, and loyalty solutions for the petrol forecourt, and convenience store and general retail sectors primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company’s products for convenience and retail comprise HydraPOS, a touch-screen point of sale system for busy environment; RetCON, an integrated back office linking to wholesaler; and IBOS, a scalable solutions for multiple sites. It also offers loyalty products that include GemPOINTS, a solution, which enables issuing and redemption of loyalty points to loyalty cards; and On Line Loyalty for various loyalty applications, including supermarkets, department stores, C-stores, and petrol forecourts. It also offers Hydra ANPR, an intelligent automatic number plate recognition system to minimalise drive offs; HydraPOD, a free standing outdoor payment terminal; HydraOPT, an unattended payment terminal; and Fuel Optimization, a real time task monitoring and delivery scheduling information terminal. In addition, the company provides in store IT services to the retail sector comprising hardware maintenance, incident based hardware maintenance, flexible service level agreements, installation moves and change works, multi-site retail rollouts, retail project management, equipment screening and repair, staging and configuration, and IT refurbishment and WEEE disposal services; and deployment services, such as site surveys, communications infrastructure design and installation, and equipment refurbishment and disposal services, as well as hangering, delivery, and installation services. Further, it offers field maintenance services, including on-site warranty cover, contact maintenance cover, and retained maintenance services; bench repair, warranty management and provision, help desk, and call centre services; and outsourcing services. Universe Group plc was founded in 1979 and is based in Southampton, the United Kingdom.

174 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/7/14
Founded in 1979

universe group plc (UNG) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: 69.0K GBP
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Execut...
Total Annual Compensation: 205.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

universe group plc (UNG) Key Developments

Universe Group plc Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Half Year Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Second Half of 2014

Universe Group plc reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the half year ended June 30, 2014. For the half year, the company reported revenue of £8,784,000 against £6,588,000 a year ago. Operating profit was £324,000 against £751,000 a year ago. Profit before taxation was £226,000 against £716,000 a year ago. Profit from continuing operations was £198,000 or 0.08 pence per diluted share against £694,000 or 0.36 pence per diluted share a year ago. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £726,000 against £1,058,000 a year ago. Purchase of property, plant & equipment was £98,000 against £147,000 a year ago. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were stable at £1.19 million compared to £1.21 million a year ago.  EBITDA is stated before an exceptional item of £0.11 million, which is recognised in relation to the restructuring of HRS and of the HTEC management team earlier in the year. The first six months of 2014 have seen significant new orders for payment terminal roll-outs and these will be fulfilled in the second half of the year. In addition, the company have a strong pipeline of work to deliver in respect of software solutions and consultancy services and so expect a strong second half of 2014.

Universe Group Seeks Acquisitions

Universe Group plc (AIM:UNG) will consider acquisitions. Universe Group will continue to examine acquisition opportunities but will only pursue those that are compelling in respect of both price and business logic.

Universe Group plc Announces Audited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2013

Universe Group plc announced audited consolidated earnings results for the full year ended December 31, 2013. For the full year, the company reported revenue of £15,874,000 against £11,851,000 for the same period last year. Operating profit was £1,346,000 against £1,227,000 for the same period last year. Profit before taxation was £1,200,000 against £1,012,000 for the same period last year. Profit from continuing operations was £1,331,000 or 0.66 pence per share against £1,012,000 or 0.71 pence per share a year ago. Total comprehensive income and expense attributable to equity holders was £1,331,000 against £820,000 for the same period last year. Earnings per diluted share were 0.62 pence against 0.58 pence for the same period last year. Net cash inflow from operating activities was £2,070,000 against £2,078,000 for the same period last year. Purchase of property, plant & equipment was £399,000 against £216,000 for the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was up 16% to £2.50 million compared to £2.15 million a year ago. Expenditure on product development was £731,000 against £756,000 for the same period last year.

 

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