Applied Graphene upbeat over progress as product awareness grows

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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 is doing

AGM is looking forward to stronger sales growth and has enough cash to fund operations well into 2023 after a £5.5mln fundraise in January.

It continues to develop its dispersed GNP technology platform and the potential to extend this to adjacencies applicable to the coatings sector, while solid progress has been made with coatings customers, and it is now starting to see repeat business with some long-range engagements.

AGM also continues to make “excellent” progress in the development of a distributor-based conduit to market for its products and services, while it is “especially pleased” with the approval by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) of an increased powder volume to supply large volumes of graphene for graphene consortium members.

This has addressed a major barrier to the adoption of this new technology in the EU, the group commented, allowing deployment at scale.

In the half-year to January 31, revenue advanced 17% to £42,000 while loss before tax was cut 22% to £1.8mln.

 

What the boss says: Adrian Potts, chief executive

“Our route to significant revenue is through providing our high-quality graphene nanoplatelets dispersed in a format ready to be incorporated into customer product formulations.”

“We continue to work successfully with our customers on graphene integration through to product testing and product launches and we are now starting to see our customer base launch graphene-enhanced products on a larger scale.”

“All of this progress is key to driving AGM’s sales growth, and it is particularly pleasing to see our customers in the coatings sector starting to use graphene-enhanced products in a range of large-scale, real-life applications, resulting in a developing pattern of repeat orders for our graphene products.”

 

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Inflexion points

  • Company relatively unaffected by coronavirus disruption
  • Cash runway until2023
  • Products using graphene now appearing in growing numbers 

 

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