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Motorpoint Group plc - AGM Trading Update

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Motorpoint Group plc
23 July 2019
 

23 July 2019

Motorpoint Group Plc

 ("Motorpoint" or "the Company")

AGM Trading Update

 

Mark Morris, Chairman of Motorpoint, the UK's largest independent vehicle retailer, will make the following statement at the Company's Annual General Meeting to be held at 11:00am today:

"Motorpoint has achieved revenue growth over the first three months of the financial year despite the challenging consumer environment and ongoing uncertain political backdrop.  The Board believes that this growth reflects further encouraging market share gains against a declining market.

"Gross Margin has performed below last year's strong comparative period, impacted by unusually high supply levels.  This margin pressure is expected to result in Motorpoint reporting a profit for the six months ending 30 September 2019 below the same period last year.

"However, the Company has experienced a strengthening margin trend in July and, combined with the impact of improved business processes, the Board believes Motorpoint is well placed to continue to take market share and remains confident in its full year outlook."

 

Contact Information:

 

Motorpoint Group Plc (www.motorpointplc.com)

Mark Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer

James Gilmour, Chief Financial Officer

 

Via FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting (Financial PR)

Alex Beagley

James Styles

Sam Macpherson

 

020 3727 1000

 

Notes to editors

Motorpoint is the largest independent vehicle retailer in the United Kingdom. The Company's principal business is the sale of nearly-new vehicles, the majority of which are up to two years old and which have covered less than 15,000 miles.  Motorpoint sells vehicles from brands representing over 95 per cent. of new vehicle sales in the United Kingdom, with models from Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Nissan, Hyundai, Audi and BMW being amongst the top sellers. The Group operates from 12 retail sites across the United Kingdom; Derby, Burnley, Glasgow, Newport, Peterborough, Chingford, Birmingham, Widnes, Birtley, Castleford, Oldbury and Sheffield, of which five have opened in the last five years; together with a national contact-centre dealing with online enquiries.

 

More information is available at www.motorpointplc.com and www.motorpoint.co.uk.

 

 


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