• $0.2m improvement in operating cash outflows on PCP
  • Debtors balance increase of approximately $2.0m primarily due to Indian MoD and shipment timing for FFT orders
  • Consolidated net cash position of $3.1m

Ava Risk Group Limited (ASX: AVA), a market leader of risk management services and technologies, today released its Appendix 4C for the quarter ended 30 December 2019. 

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Summary of Results
It was another quarter of strong revenue achievement with the group meeting guidance of $9m or more for Q2 FY2020 and $19m or more for H1 FY2020 on an unaudited results basis, excluding Indian MoD. Importantly, these results reflect continued revenue forecasting consistency.

This excellent revenue performance, along with operating efficiency strategies delivered a positive EBITDA result for the half year, a turnaround of more than $3m compared to the same time last year.

Net operating cashflows in the quarter were negative $0.2m a decline on the previous quarter. This was due to lower cash collections from customers compared the prior quarter, with a number of FFT orders shipped late in Q2 FY2020.  The group also increased R&D spending during the quarter, and continued to further develop the Aura Ai and Aura IQ platforms. In addition, payment of annual insurance premiums during the quarter contributed to the higher operating cash outflows compared to the previous quarter.   

At 31 December 2019 the Company had $3.1m cash at bank.

The group expects to achieve sales revenues A$11m or more for Q3 FY2020, including A$9m or more from the underlying business, and A$2m or more in licencing income from the Indian MoD project.

About Ava Group
The Ava Group, comprising world leading technology divisions Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) and BQT Solutions (BQT), and international secure logistics services division Ava Global,  is a market leader in the provision of risk management services and technologies, trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government clients in the world.

The Group features a range of complementary solutions including intrusion detection for perimeters, pipelines and data networks, biometric and card access control as well as the secure international logistics and storage of high value assets. Through decades of innovation, the Ava Group continues to build upon a comprehensive portfolio of premium services and technologies for the most complex and demanding markets.

Our business truly serves a global market, with our knowledgeable team spread across six continents, providing market and industry expertise directly to customers. With thousands of sites protected, the Ava Group is proven to deliver first class services and technologies that surpass the expectations of our partners and end users.

For further information contact: Leigh Davis leigh.davis@theavagroup.com

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