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Preliminary announcement of results for the year ended 31 March 2013

20 May 2013

To download the full preliminary results announcement, please click here.


2013 Headline1,2
year on year     
% change

2013 Statutory
Operating profit before other items
Profit before tax
Operating profit margin before other items
Basic earnings per share
Dividend per share


Excellent progress through a focus on markets that offer organic growth, long-term contracts and improved margins.

Strong headline financial performance

  • Organic headline revenue growth of 5.0%

  • We are exiting our cyclical mechanical and electrical engineering contracting businesses, which generated margins well below the group average – business closure costs of £22.1m were incurred, with no further material costs expected

  • Excellent conversion of EBITDA to cash of 125.7% (headline cash conversion is 108.7%), well above stated long-term KPI of 80% (2012: 83.7%)

  • Net debt at 31 March 2013 of £192.2m or 1.8x statutory EBITDA (2012: £106.9m, 0.8x EBITDA)

  • Total dividend for the year up 7.3% to 10.3 pence per share (2012: 9.6 pence per share)

Integrated facilities management driving strong organic growth

  • Successfully mobilised our integrated facilities management contract for Lloyds Banking Group, which, at £775m over five years, is one of the biggest private sector facilities management contracts in the UK

  • Awarded significant new contracts throughout the year, including with BSkyB and Ladbrokes, as well as property management contracts for London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Golding Homes

Well positioned for growth

  • The acquisition of Enara for £110.8m is an ideal entry point to grow within the wider healthcare market. The integration is going well, with the business performing ahead of expectations

  • Comprehensive energy proposition supports every key energy issue faced by our clients, with a focus on higher margin consultancy following the integration of our Utilyx acquisition

  • Robust balance sheet and strong financial position will support growth and enable further strategic acquisitions

  • Strong growth in order book – up 7.0% or £0.6bn to £9.2bn (2012: £8.6bn)

  • 85% of 2013/14 budgeted revenue secured (prior year: 83%)

  • Pipeline of potential bid activity remains buoyant at £8.7bn

Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, Chief Executive of Mitie Group PLC, commented:

“We have had another good year with success in achieving organic growth driven by new and expanded contracts, as well as completing a strategic acquisition in healthcare. Whilst the economic environment remains challenging, we have reshaped the business to focus on long-term facilities management opportunities, as well as higher margin healthcare provision and energy consulting, all of which will support our growth aspirations.

“We expect outsourcing opportunities will continue to grow, with a trend towards more clients seeking to access integrated services. We are positioned to build further on our long track record of sustainable profitable growth.”

To download the full preliminary results announcement, please click here.


1 The 2012 headline results have been re-presented to show the results of businesses being exited within other items.
2 Headline results exclude other items. Other items comprised acquisition related and integration costs of £6.9m (2012: £0.9m), restructuring costs of £10.2m (2012: £nil) and the amortisation of acquisition related intangible assets of £10.0m (2012: £9.1m). They also include the results of the businesses being exited, with revenue of £139.9m (2012: £176.2m), a trading loss of £3.1m (2012: £0.9m loss) and business closure costs of £22.1m (2012: £nil).

For further information please contact:

Erica Lockhart, Head of Corporate Affairs
T: +44 (0) 20 3123 8179    
M: +44 (0) 7979 784488

John Telling, Group Corporate Affairs Director
T: +44 (0) 20 3123 8673   
M: +44 (0) 7979 701006

Mitie will be presenting its preliminary results for the period ended 31 March 2013 at 09.30 on Monday 20 May 2013. A live webcast of the presentation will be available online at at 09.30. The recorded webcast of the presentation and a copy of the accompanying slides will also be available on our website later in the day. Mitie expects to publish its Annual Report and Accounts (containing financial statements that comply with IFRS) in June 2013 and copies will be available from Mitie’s registered office and on its website Mitie’s Annual General Meeting will take place at 14.30 on 9 July 2013 at UBS Investment Bank, 7th Floor, 1 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PP.

Legal disclaimer
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. Such statements do not relate strictly to historical facts and can be identified by the use of words such as ‘anticipate’, ‘expect’, ‘intend’, ‘will’, ‘project’, ‘plan’, and ‘believe’ and other words of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future events. These statements are made by the Directors of Mitie in good faith based on the information available to them as at 20 May 2013 and will not be updated during the year. These statements, by their nature, involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to, and depend upon, events that may or may not occur in the future. Actual events may differ materially from those expressed or implied in this document and accordingly all such statements should be treated with caution. Nothing in this document should be construed as a profit forecast.
Except as required by law, Mitie is under no obligation to update or keep current the forward-looking statements contained in this report or to correct any inaccuracies which may become apparent in such forward-looking statements.

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Preliminary announcement of results for the year ended 31 March 2013

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