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May 2021

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  • Epic Code:
  • ERGO
  • Price:
  • 1130p
 The expectation for FY20 had been £14.2m EBITDA, but as the year progressed this increased to £18.2m but Ergomed trumped even this and delivered £19.4m. Adjusted eps were up 29% to 24.7p. There’s been some pretty faultless execution during a pandemic by Richard Barfield, who I met again during the month. In the past 18 months, the scale of the business has been transformed with £12m spent on two bolt-ons to establish a foothold in the US, the largest clinical trials market in the world (>50% of clinical trials are run there) with Ashfield PV bought in January and  US-based CRO Medsource in December, a 20 year-old business working on 200 oncology trials. US headcount ...

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