What it does
Applied Graphene Materials PLC's (LON:AGM) products include graphene nanoplatelets, thin stacks of graphene used to enhance the properties of certain materials, its Genable dispersion technology used for coating or painting graphene onto surfaces, and multiple pre-dispersed forms of graphene for use by various industries.
Graphene has multiple properties that make it useful to industry, including protecting materials against atmospheric, marine or chemical elements as well as improving thermal of electrical conductivity.
How it's doing
AGM reported “excellent commercial progress” in its full-year results, noting that its development pipeline is continuing to grow despite delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In its figures for the year ended July 31, 2020, the AIM-listed firm reported an underlying (EBITDA) loss of £3.08mln, narrowed from a £4.56mln loss in the previous year, while revenues climbed to £0.08mln from £0.05mln.
AGM highlighted an expansion of its sales distribution network during the year with a number of agreements, adding that it is continuing to grow its intellectual property portfolio with the progress of several patents relating to graphene dispersion technology.
Looking ahead, the company said it remains in “good shape to build on its revenue plan”, with cash in the bank of £3.68mln and an “increasing number of customer products coming to market”.
What the boss says: Adrian Potts, chief executive
“Our technology platform for graphene nanoplatelet dispersions is ideal for the markets that we operate in and I am confident that we will see long term success in each sector.
"Our technology is well-proven, graphene really works in these applications, and we have the keys to unlocking the performance of this remarkable class of materials”, Potts said in the results statement.
- Company relatively unaffected by coronavirus disruption
- Cash runway until the fourth quarter of 2021
- Products using graphene now appearing in growing numbers
What the market says
AGM's results show the beneficial impact of management’s decision in October 2019 to focus on dispersion and application technology to better support product development with those customers presenting the nearest-term revenue opportunities, said research house Edison.
"With three new customer products launched in FY20 and three launched so far in FY21, progress looks set to continue."