- Robotic process automation group Blue Prism reported Tuesday a wider first-half operating loss despite a 145% jump in revenue as the company's strategy to foster global growth increased costs.

For the six months to 30 April 2018, losses from operations were £5.5m, wider than the £3.1m seen the same period a year ago, revenue increased 145% to £22.9m from £9.3m, while administrative expenses more than doubled to £27.1m from £12.0m the same year period a year ago.

The company signed 559 licence deals in the first-half of the year, well above the 209 in the same period a year ago.

'The sales momentum we have seen so far this year, coupled with a solid pipeline and increasing support from our partner network, gives us continued confidence as we go into the second half and beyond,' the company said. At 9:30am: [LON:PRSM] Blue Prism Group Plc share price was -79p at 1781p

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