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April 2022

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  • Epic Code:
  • ERGO
  • Price:
  • 1316p
Ergomed delivered a strong performance in 2021 with sales up 37% to £124.7m within which revenues in North America were up 60% driven by the acquisition of Medsource in Dec 2020. That business went so well it brought forward the earnout so it could integrate it quicker. Adjusted ebitda was up 31% at £25.4m. Eps were also up markedly by 59% to 41.1p. In particular, Medsource electrified the CRO side where sales were up 85% to £58m (+26% ex Medsource) whilst the PV side was up 10% to £60.5m. A divisional mix shift - driven by pass through costs that go through CRO - meant gross margins were tempered slightly from 45.9% to 40.8% but this is of no concern. The closing order book was up 24% to a record high of £240m, underpinning this year’s ...

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