Date: Wednesday 04 Apr 2012
LONDON (ShareCast) - Loss-making green technology company TEG Group has entered into a further contract with recycling firm Viridor to process additional volumes of green and food waste in TEG's network of facilities. The contract will run until April 2014. The revenue over the term of the contract will depend upon the volume of waste delivered by Viridor over the period.
Deltex Medical, the oesophageal Doppler monitor maker, is to raise in the region of £1.5m through a placing of 6.1m new shares at 26p each. The company said it is expecting an increase in orders which will require an increase in working capital, hence the fund raising. The group added that UK surgical probe sales in the first quarter were up 40% year-on-year, a significant increase over both the compound annual growth rate of 20% since the launch of surgical probes in 2004 and the 16% increase in UK surgical probe sales achieved in 2011 compared to 2010. The UK surgical installed base increased by 38 monitors to 557 by March 31st 2012. Sales of probes in export markets in the first quarter were also ahead of 2011, driven by increased uptake in several of Deltex's larger export markets.
Interactive healthcare company Ultrasis has been hit hard by the spending slow-down in the National Health Service (NHS) and may need to take advantage of its own 'Beating the Blues' anxiety programme. Revenue in the six months to the end of January slumped to £0.51m from £1.44m at the interim stage the year before. The company slipped into the red, posting a loss before tax of £0.77m versus a profit the year before of £0.19m. Cash reserves are dwindling fast, and stood at £1.42m at the end of January 2012 versus £2.12m a year earlier. "The current structural reorganisation in the NHS has resulted in a pause in revenue but when the new structures, which are designed to focus on efficient deployment of resources, are fully operational we believe that the cost effective solution that 'Beating the Blues' offers will have direct economic relevance to our NHS customer," the company said.
Trakm8, a technology equipment firm, has begun the shipment of its A1091 hardware platform to golf, turf, and utility fleet solution specialists, DSG TAG Systems. The firm had expected shipment to commence this time last year but was delayed as a results of 'internal' issues which has now been resolved. The company was keen to emphasise that it has seen demand for a number of its products increase substantially during the first quarter of 2012.
SimiGon, a global provider of simulation solutions, has posted a positive set of results for 2011 after a patient strategy was successfully implemented by management, providing the firm with a foundation for longterm growth. Revenue increase 5% to $5.48m, leading to a $0.35m profit compared to a $0.68m loss the previous year, helped in part by a 12% reduction in operating profits. In terms of regional breakdown, 71% of SimiGon's revenues came from North America (2010: 67%), 27% from Europe and the Middle East (2010: 27%) and 2% from the Far East (2010: 6%).
Inland Homes, which makes money by investing and building on brown field sites, has now paid £2m following the completion of the purchase of the southern part of the St John's Hospital in Chelmsford. The firm expects to build over 100 homes on the southern section of the site. The firm recently submitted a planning application to develop the northern part of the project. The company has acquired a six-acre site within Grays in Essex for £1.3m which has planning permission for 130 units. The company intends to sell part of the land to other house builders and develop certain areas itself in the future. Furthermore, Inland has obtained planning permission on the Swan Public House site in West Drayton, for 25 supported housing units.
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