INVESTING IN VIANET

Vianet Group was established in 1995 and has been an AIM listed business since 2006. With over 300 customers including a number of global blue chip companies and more than 220,000 devices connected to our platform, our experience and knowledge combine to form a powerful technology and insight capability that few can match.

INVESTOR PRESENTATION

MEET THE DIRECTORS

Recurring revenues of c87%

Long term blue chip client contacts

Track record of cash conversion from profit

Strong dividend yield

Robust dividend performance

High barriers to entry

Scalable technology to enable future growth

WHY INVEST IN VIANET?

Vianet Group plc are an AIM quoted company incorporated in England and Wales (No. 05345684) and its main country of operation is the UK with its head office in Stockton-on-Tees. Having operated in the IOT enterprise level market since 1994, the company has a successful track record of converting data from customer assets to insight.

With over 220,000 connected systems today, the company is one the largest solution providers in Europe, with a growing base established in the U.S. Vianet’s growth strategy leverages this core capability in existing markets whilst identifying opportunities in new verticals.

interim results

To 30 september 2023

  • Revenue £7.19 million (2023: £7.18 million) with recurring revenues at 87% (2023: 86%)
  • Adjusted operating profit £1.30 million (2023: £1.21 million)
  • Adjusted operating profit pre BMI £0.2m cost, like for like £1.50 million (2023: £1.21 million)
  • Operational cash generation pre working capital of £1.26 million (2023: £1.43 million), post working capital £1.29 million (2023: £0.71 million)
  • Net debt of £2.09 million (2023: net debt £3.56 million)
  • Final dividend of 0.0p (2023: 0.00p)

LATEST VIANET SHARE PRICE

SHARE INFORMATION AS OF 27 February 2024

Shares in issue: 29,383,414

The shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market, are not traded on any other stock market, and there are no restrictions on the transfer and dealing of the shares. So far as the company is aware, the percentage of shares not in Public hands, (not in public hands is defined as shares held by Directors and Substantial Shareholders) is 37.27%. Vianet have ongoing coverage from their house broker Cenkos Securities plc.

So far as the company is aware, the identity and percentage holding of significant shareholders as of today’s date is;

James Dickson 17.51%
Gresham House 17.31%
Liontrust Asset Management 8.57%
Interactive Investor Trading 5.76%
Hargreaves Lansdown Asset Mgt 3.83%
Cannaccord Genuity Group Inc 3.78%
Teviot Partners 3.31%
Downing LLP 2.68%
Identical Development (Tortola) 2.38%
Hubwise Nominees Ltd (Europe) 2.14%
Butterfield Bank 2.14%
Unicorn Asset Management 2.13%

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Financial Calendar

FULL YEAR FINANCIAL RESULTS TO 31 MARCH 2024

June 2024

INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE 6 MONTHS TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2023

December 2023

AGM & AGM RESULTS

TBC

TRADING UPDATE

April 2024

Reports & Results

INTERIM RESULTS TO 30 September 2023

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Advisors

Company

Vianet Group plc
One Surtees Way
Surtees Business Park
Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 3HR

Nominated Adviser and Broker

Cavendish
One Bartholomew Close
London
EC1A 7BL

Auditors

BDO LLP
Central Square
29 Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 4DL

Solicitors

Gordons LLP
Riverside West
Whitehall Road
Leeds
LS1 4AW

Bankers

HSBC UK Bank plc
3rd Floor
Central Square South
Orchard Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE1 3AZ

Registrars

Link Group
Central Square
29 Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 4DL

COMMITTEES

Audit Committee

This consists of;
Stella Panu, Independent Non-executive Director (Chair)
Dave Coplin, Independent Non-Executive Director
James Dickson

It meets at least twice in any year, and is attended as a minimum by the Chief Executive and CFO, as well as the Group’s External Auditors.

The Audit Committee as terms of reference (which are available for inspection) to report on matters such as the Group’s annual accounts, interim reports, major accounting issues and developments, the appointment of external auditors and their fee, the objectivity of the auditors, the Group’s statement on internal control systems and the scope and findings of external audit.

Remuneration Committee

This consists of;
Dave Coplin, Independent Non-Executive Director (Chair)
Stella Panu, Independent Non-executive Director
James Dickson

The Remuneration Committee has terms of reference (which are available for inspection).
The committee meets at last twice per year and is attended by the Chief Executive in relation to senior management matters on the agenda however is not in attendance for matters related to the Group Chairman and Chief Executive remuneration

The Remuneration policy is to attract, retain and motivate high quality executives capable of achieving the Group’s objectives and thereby enhancing shareholder value.

The remuneration of the Executive Directors consists of a basic salary and benefits, performance related bonuses and share options.

Nominations Committee

This consists of;
Dave Coplin, Independent Non-Executive Director
Stella Panu, Independent Non-executive Director
James Dickson

The Committee met once during the year to consider membership of the Board and succession. The Committee has terms of reference which are available for inspection. The information contained within the Vianet Group plc website is disclosed in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM Rules (February 2007).

Corporate Governance

UK City Code on Takeover and Mergers (“City Code”)
The company is subject to the City Code.

Statement of Compliance with the QCA Corporate Governance Code

© Vianet Group PLC. Incorporated in England, being its main place of operation.

Registered in the UK, Company No 5345684