€5.8m market cap
€0.35 last close
mic is a diversified technology investment company with a particular focus on large-scale data handling, automated optical inspection, acoustic and strain monitoring over fibre-optic networks. It holds majority stakes in companies through intermediate holding companies.
H118 results suggest continued progress in mic’s ‘remarkable change of course’ although, in the absence of management commentary/guidance, underlying performance and immediate financial prospects are necessarily hard to judge. Gross profit was c 20% ahead of H217, while EBT was broadly maintained year-on-year after adjusting for one-off restructuring gains, which flattered the comparative. Significantly, there was also further marked reduction in liabilities (€0.5m vs €0.8m at December 2017) thanks to efficiencies. Restructuring was last reported in July to be largely completed, with management confident that its portfolio focus on three business areas with good potential is ‘very much on track’.