Platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design

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 to interior décor, garments and even automotive dashboards. And the trend is only just beginning.

Global Graphics PLC is a leading developer of the components used in the printing platforms that create these products. Our subsidiary companies are experts in providing software, printhead driver solutions and font technology to original equipment manufacturers for their new machines:

Our operating subsidiaries are:

  • Global Graphics Software: one of the world’s foremost software devleopers with the expertise to to break down graphical designs into pixels or vector before they are printed or displayed
  • Meteor Inkjet: the premier provider of the driver electronics and software for industrial inkjet machines that instruct a printhead what to print
  • URW Type Foundry: the inventors of digital outline font technology in the 1970s and designers and developers of digital font technology used by OEMs, as well as corporate type development and production.

Our customers include the world’s leading brands, such as Canon, HP, Roland, Hymmen, Mark Andy, Kodak, General Motors, Siemens, NEC, Epson and Ricoh. We help our customers to respond to technical challenges with innovation, adding value to their products, and getting them to market quickly.

Our strategy is to continue to:

  • Tap into new revenue streams by offering production press manufacturers more of what they need to differentiate their product lines;
  • increase our share of the growing digital inkjet market;
  • expand the geographical reach of our businesses by leveraging our respective infrastructures

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

Key figures

2017 €000s
Revenue 20,536
Operating profit (loss) (288)
Adjusted operating profit (loss) 2,140
EBITDA 3,095
Net profit (loss) (266)
Adjusted net profit (loss) 1,773
Adjusted earnings (loss) per share in Euro 0.15
Net cash at year end date 5,076
Total assets 27,219

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.

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

28 February 2018
Annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 December 2017
10 April 2018
Trading update for the three months ending 31 March 2018
24 April 2018
Annual shareholders' meeting, Brussels (Belgium)
25 July 2018
Condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ending 30 June 2018
10 October 2018
Trading update for the quarter and nine months ending 30 September 2018

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.

About Global Graphics PLC

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy. Those for font design include numerous international brands, from manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and Siemens, to digital media and epublishing companies. Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.

investor-relations@globalgraphics.com