Nanoco Group


£38.6m market cap

13.5p last close

Nanoco is a global leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials. Its platform includes c 700 patents and specialist manufacturing lines. Focus applications are advanced electronics, displays, lighting and bio-imaging.

Investment summary

As flagged in the post-close trading update, Nanoco generated £7.1m revenues in FY19. This was more than double FY18’s level and slightly ahead of consensus because of the early delivery of some revenue under the major services contract. FY19 billings totalled £9.6m, including £2.4m as the final sum payable to complete the new Runcorn production facility. Operating losses, adjusted for exceptionals and share-based payments, narrowed from £7.2m to £5.0m. Cash at end FY19 was £7.0m, an increase of £0.8m since end January 2019.

Y/E Jul
Revenue (£m)
PBT (£m)
EPS (p)
P/E (x)
P/CF (x)
2018A 3.3 (6.2) (7.1) (2.63) N/A N/A
2019A 7.1 (3.8) (5.0) (1.75) N/A N/A
2020E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2021E N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Industry outlook

Although Nanoco’s major US client will not progress to volume production in the foreseeable future, commissioning work continues on the new production capacity, which is scheduled to complete by December. Once that is completed, the facility will be able to produce high quality nanomaterials for use in a number of electronics applications. It could therefore be used to service future demand from the US customer or potential new customers with whom Nanoco is in the early stages of discussion.

Last updated on 21/11/2019
Share price graph
Balance sheet
Forecast net debt (£m) N/A
Forecast gearing ratio (%) N/A
Price performance
Actual 14.4 13.0 (67.4)
Relative* 13.4 11.4 (68.6)
52-week high/low 55.0p/8.5p
*% relative to local index
Key management
Michael Edelman CEO
Brian Tenner CFO

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