AIM Investor Focus: October 2013

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AIM Investor Focus is a one-day corporate access event, comprising a series of presentations from AIM-listed companies.

AIM Investor Focus took place on Thursday, October 10th at the offices of finnCap, the No. 1 Nominated Adviser and Broker to AIM companies.

The following companies presented at AIM Investor Focus in October:

Goals Soccer Centres
Goals operates outdoor five-a-side football centres. The company runs 43 such centres in the UK and one in Los Angeles, USA.

Revenues at the company have increased year-on-year from £22.0m in 2007 to £34.0m in 2012.

In that time, earnings per share has increased from 11.1p to 15.7p.

Goals has been paying a dividend since 2006 that has never been cut or passed.

The company reported in 2012 that its American operation delivered an operating profit.

idox
Information management solutions firm idox has grown fast. Between 2007 and 2012, sales at the company rose from £20.6m to £55.4m. In that time, earnings per share increased from 0.77p to 2.52p. Along the way, the company increased its dividend to shareholders year-in, year-out.

Although the shares have fallen back recently following a trading update in May, management announced a 9% dividend increase with half-year results in June.

Matchtech
Matchtech is a recruitment firm, specialising in the engineering and professional services sectors.

Matchtech was profitable throughout the recession. In the last five years, Matchtech has remained dividend paying, never cutting its shareholder payout.

The company's most recent results showed an 8% increase to net fee income and a 41% increase in underlying profit. This flowed through to a 33% increase to EPS. The dividend was raised 3% and net debt was reported 27% lower.

Staffline
Staffline is a recruitment and workforce management company. In the last five years, sales at Staffline have increased threefold. In that time, earnings per share has doubled and dividends have been increased at an average rate of 16% a year.

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The Mission Marketing Group
The Mission Media Marketing Group is a profitable, dividend-paying company that has been paying down debts fast.

With its recent interim results, the company confirmed a 13% increase in revenues and a 25% reduction in group gearing. The chairman reported that "profitability is much improved and tracking in line with last year."

According to Stockopedia, the company made adjusted EPS of 4.45p for the 2012 full year.

@UK
@UK is a cloud eCommerce marketplace.

Shares in the company have risen recently following the launch of a number of collaborations with card processor Visa. At the beginning of Septemer, @UK announced a 26% increase in sales, helped by a 127% rise in spend analysis deals.