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Wednesday 16 May 2018

Micro Focus holding steady after previous warning

When it issued a logowarning in March, Micro Focus lost half its value overnight. The release of its pre-close trading statement for the six months to 30 April 2018 indicates more of a steady state performance within guidance bounds.

The company expects revenue to be better than guidance of minus 9% to minus 12% (constant currency) when compared with pro forma H1 results for last year. Although revenue will be boosted by “an unusually large licence deal of approximately $40m, which closed earlier than expected” excluding this contract, first half  results are expected to be at the better end of guidance.

A $40m contract is a rarity within the software market these days so its signing is an indication of confidence in the enlarged company and that the issues that led to the warning – which were attributed to one-off transition issues from the Micro Focus/HPE Software merger – are being addressed. It will be interesting to see whether the contract covers Micro Focus or HPE Software products or a combination of both – the latter would be a tangible proof point of the value proposition of the enlarged Micro Focus. We’ll be looking for more detail when interim results are released on 11 July 2018.

Full year revenue guidance to 31 October 2018 is minus 6% to minus 9% and if the company reaches the midpoint management expects an Adjusted EBITDA margin percentage (one of its preferred KPIs) of approximately 37%. That is down on the pre-HPE Software figure 46.2% for FY17 but will provide a benchmark to measure improvement against. The trading update has been well received with the share price rising so far this morning. 

Posted by Angela Eager at '08:55' - Tagged: software   tradingupdate  

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