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Hornby eyes £15m raise for ‘solid foundation’

25. February 2020 13:51 h

By toyworldmag.co.uk

  • Funds sought to provide the means to fully realise full potential of company’s heritage brands.

Chief executive  Davies said: “The strengthening of our balance sheet provides a solid foundation for the next steps in our journey. There is momentum at Hornby. A lot has changed over the last two years and we continue to make good progress. We have a bold vision. We will take advantage of technology within our products and how we engage with our customers. We will fully harness the energy of the broad range brands we own.”

Hornby is seeking to raise £15m as it seeks a “solid foundation” to build on with brands like Airfix and Scalextric. It will do that by issuing almost 42m new shares at 36p each.

Hornby narrowed losses to £2.7m in the first half of its financial year as it stopped discounting to focus on full price sales, it reported last November.

Meanwhile group revenue rose 15%, but building up Christmas stock saw net debt soar to £8.4m.

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