StockMarketWire.com - Next Fifteen Communications says pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 January 2016 rose 28.8% to GBP16.1m compared to GBP12.5m last time. Revenue was up 18.9% to GBP129.8m from GBP109.2m and earnings (EBITDA) came in at GBP19.2m (2015: GBP14.6m).

Other highlights:

- Group organic revenue growth of 7.8% with organic revenue growth of 14.1% in the US

- Improving trend saw organic revenue growth increase to 10.9% in H2

- Operating margin improves to 12.7% from 11.7%

- Headline diluted earnings per share increased by 28.0%

- Significant clients wins including Oculus, Moneysupermarket.com, and Etsy Encore, IncrediBull, and ODD acquired during the year and performing to management expectations

Commenting on the results, Chairman of Next 15, Richard Eyre said:

"These are good times for Next 15. Organically and through acquisition, we have built a strong portfolio of modern, technology-driven marketing businesses. Pursuit of the group's digital strategy has again delivered increased organic revenues and an expanded operating margin. The 17 different businesses that now make up Next 15 operate in major markets around the globe for many of the world's most important growth companies; they employ teams of people who we believe can rival any of the most progressive marketing organisations in the world. Taken with these results and encouraging current trading, your Board has confidence that the current financial year should also be a year of progress for the Group."



At 11:41am: [LON:NFC] Next Fifteen Communications Group PLC share price was +13.5p at 254p



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