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Cerillion PLC

19 April 2021

19 April 2021


Cerillion plc

("Cerillion" or "the Company")

Half Year Trading Update

Cerillion, the billing, charging and customer relationship management software solutions provider, is pleased to announce an update on trading for the first six months of its current financial year ending 30 September 2021.

Cerillion has experienced its strongest ever six-month trading period, exceeding management expectations. Revenue for the first half ended 31 March 2021 is expected to total approximately GBP12.8m, a 25% increase on the same period last year (H1 2020: GBP10.2m) and adjusted EBITDA is expected to be approximately GBP4.8m, a 77% rise on the comparative period last year (H1 2020: GBP2.7m). The Company's balance sheet remains strong, with net cash at 31 March 2021 up by 60% to approximately GBP7.7m (31 March 2020: GBP4.8m).

This excellent performance reflects three major factors; on-going work on new customer implementation projects, strong demand from existing customers, and two major contract wins totalling GBP18.4m, which were secured in March 2021.

Reflecting the strong momentum in the business, the Company has added further resource. In addition, the Company completed Cerillion 21.1 in the period. This is the latest version of its Enterprise OSS/BSS suite for fixed, mobile, cable and multi-service operators, and will be released this month. The new release provides customers with enhanced B2B functionality, with a particular focus on lead and opportunity management.

Cerillion's sales pipeline remains strong, and p rospects for the remainder of the financial year are very positive.

Notice of results

The Board intends to announce interim results for the six months to 31 March 2021 on 17 May 2021, when the Company will provide a further update on current trading.

Louis Hall, Chief Executive of Cerillion, commented:

"The business has performed very strongly over the first half, and new orders in the period have equalled total new orders for the whole of the last financial year. Our last contract win represented another major milestone for us, and reflects growing market recognition of the quality of our solution and services.

"We have a strong pipeline of potential new business and remain well-positioned for continuing growth this financial year and next."

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 ("MAR"), and is disclosed in accordance with the company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR.

 Cerillion plc                      c/o KTZ Communications 
 Louis Hall, CEO                    T: 020 3178 6378 
 Oliver Gilchrist, CFO 
 Liberum (Nomad and Broker)         T: 020 3100 2000 
 Bidhi Bhoma, Euan Brown, William 
 KTZ Communications                 T: 020 3178 6378 
 Katie Tzouliadis, Dan Mahoney 

About Cerillion


Cerillion is a leading provider of mission critical software for billing, charging and customer relationship management ("CRM"), mainly serving the telecommunications market but also other sectors such as utilities and financial services. The Company currently has over 90 customer installations across over 40 countries.

Headquartered in London, Cerillion also has operations in Pune, India, where its Global Solutions Centre is located, Miami and Sydney.

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