The software behind perfect printed and digital communication
Perfect printed and digital communication

Investors overview

Global Graphics PLC

Today an increasing number of goods are produced by digital printing. From the labels and packaging on our favourite brands in the supermarket to ceramics and interior décor and even garments and footwear. And the trend is only just beginning.

Before designs can be printed or displayed they must be broken down into pixels or vector. Global Graphics is one of the world’s foremost software developers with this expertise.

Our strategic focus is on developing software to drive high-speed digital printing presses. Our customers include the world’s leading brands, such as Canon, HP, Delphax and Kodak. We help them respond to technical challenges with innovation, adding value to their products, and getting them to market quickly. 

In this segment of the printing industry our Harlequin RIP® technology is the fastest available, powering presses capable of printing the equivalent of 10,000 pages per minute.  But printed pages are only part of the equation.  High-speed digital printing, and inkjet printing in particular, is being applied to a wide range of solutions, including those for labels and packaging, ceramics and other décor, and textiles.  In December 2016 Global Graphics acquired TTP Meteor, developers of production-ready drive electronics for industrial inkjet print heads in order to expand our reach into this exciting and innovative technology area.

Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambourne, Cambridge UK and is traded on the Euronext stock exchange under the symbol GLOG.

Key figures

2016 €000s
Sales 16,033
Operating loss (674)
Adjusted operating profit 3,013
Net profit 596
Adjusted net profit 3,670
Adjusted earnings per share in Euro 0.33
Shareholders’ equity 20,424
Net cash at year end date 4,639
Total assets 29,141

Previous years

Acquisitions strategy

Our strategy is to acquire the technology and skills that enable us to offer press manufacturers a more integrated solution for their production digital presses. At drupa 2016 we launched Fundamentals and BreakThrough a single source of software and engineering to provide the components essential to driving digital presses. We plan to continue to add value for press manufacturers by offering more of what they need to differentiate the product lines and to tap into new revenue streams.

December 2016 TTP Meteor

Acquisition of TTP Meteor Limited developers of production-ready electronics and software to drive industrial inkjet print heads. The acquisition enables Global Graphics to offer a broader solution to inkjet press manufacturers by combining our software solutions with Meteor’s industrial print head driver solutions

September 2015 URW++

Acquisition of URW++Design and Development GmbH, a world-class digital font foundry to provide a combined proposition of our Harlequin RIP® technology and the opportunity to expand the URW business geographically with the support of the Global Graphics world-wide infrastructure

March 2015 RTI

Acquisition of RTI Global, Inc. and RIPMall Technologies, Inc. providers of custom-branded versions of the Harlequin RIP direct to print service providers and printing equipment manufacturers. Gives Global Graphics a direct route to market in the traditional graphic arts space that is transitioning to digital printing as well as access to a very successful on-line sales operation.

Financial calendar

15 March 2017
Annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 December 2016
11 April 2017
Trading update for the three months ending 31 March 2017
8 May 2017
Annual shareholders' meeting, Brussels (Belgium)
26 July 2017
Condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ending 30 June 2017
11 October 2017
Trading update for the quarter and nine months ending 30 September 2017

The quarterly trading updates, condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ending 30 June and the annual report for the year ending 31 December will all be released after market close on the aforementioned dates.

Registered office

Global Graphics PLC
Building 2030, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6DW, United Kingdom

Auditors

KPMG LLP
Botanic House, 100 Hills Road , Cambridge, CB2 1AR, United Kingdom

Investor relations contact

For all inquiries, email: investor-relations@globalgraphics.com or write to the company's registered office.

French archive

Global Graphics completed the process of transferring its headquarters to the UK on 23 December 2013. On this date, maintenance of the French language version of this Investors section was discontinued and an archive created: investisseurs.globalgraphics.com.