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Overview

Calnex Solutions plc (AIM:CLX) designs, produces and markets test instrumentation and solutions for network synchronization and network emulation, enabling its customers to validate the performance of the critical infrastructure associated with telecoms networks. To date, Calnex has secured and delivered orders to over 600 customer sites in 68 countries across the world. Customers include BT, China Mobile, NTT, Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, Qualcomm, IBM and Facebook.

Founded in 2006, Calnex is headquartered in Linlithgow, Scotland, with additional locations in Belfast, Northern Ireland and California in the US, supported by sales teams in China and India. Calnex has a global network of partners, providing a worldwide distribution capability.

Calnex listed on AIM in October 2020, raising £22.5m

www.calnexsol.com

Directors

George Elliott (NE Chair)
Extensive Board level experience. Former NE Chair of Craneware, ex CFO of Wolfson Microelectronics

Tommy Cook (CEO)
FOunder of Calnex. 35+ yrs telecoms test & measurement experience

Ashleigh Greenan (CFO)
Chartered accountant with Deloitte, ex KPMG & former CFO Exova Group plc

NED’s: Ann Budge, Graeme Bissett, Margaret Rice-Jones, Stephen Davidson

Financials

P&L31 Mar 2021
£~000
31 Mar 2020
£~000
Revenue
17,79813,739
(Cost of Sales)(4,013)(3,116)
Gross profit13,96510,622
Profit before tax3,4672,981
Profit after tax
3,4532,287
P&L31 Mar 2021
£~000
31 Mar 2020
£~000
Total Non-Current Assets8,6828,014
Cash & cash equivalents
12,6683,664
Total Assets24,28015,105
Borrowings-2,276
Total Liabilities7,1238,158
Net Assets
17,1576,947

Major Shareholders

Directors

  • Tommy Cook – 21.0%
  • Ann Budge – 3.03%

Other

  • BGF Investment Management Ltd – 11.86%
  • Scottish Enterprise – 9%
  • Close Brothers – 8.53%
  • Otus Capital Management Ltd – 4.99%
  • Lombard Odier AM – 5%
  • Slater Investments Ltd – 4.7%

Media Coverage

Herald (Mar 2022): Calnex off to a record start in the new year
“Telecoms testing specialist Calnex Solutions will start the new financial year with record orders, with revenues and profits in the coming 12 months likely to be “materially ahead” of market expectations.”

Motely Fool (Feb 2022): What are metaverse stocks? Here’s 1 pick I like!
“Calnex is the world leader in testing and measurement solutions to prove and monitor the performance and reliability of the global telecommunications sector. Calnex is a new addition to the UK market and I believe it could be a good opportunity to get in early. Other metaverse stocks will be new additions to the market.”

Macro Indicators

Frost & Sullivan (from Calnex Admission Document)

“The global market for Telecoms test and measurement equipment in 2020 for mobile networks alone has been estimated by Frost & Sullivan to be around US$1.3 billion and is forecast to exceed US$2 billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 11.5 per cent. Frost & Sullivan separately estimated the global high speed Ethernet Test Equipment market to be around US$1.3 billion in 2020 and
forecast this market to grow to US$2 billion by 2024.”

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