Interim Results for the six month period ended 30 June 2017 30 August 2017

Continued growth in membership, revenue and profit as 100th gym milestone approaches

The Gym Group plc, the fast growing, nationwide operator of 97 low cost gyms branded ‘The Gym’, announces its interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2017.

Financial Highlights

  • Revenue of £42.8 million, an increase of 18.8% (H1 2016:  £36.1 million)
  • Group Adjusted EBITDA1 of £13.7 million, an increase of 19.1% (H1 2016: £11.5 million); EBITDA margin of 32.0% (H1 2016: 31.9%)
  • Adjusted profit before tax2 of £6.5 million, up 41.7% (H1 2016: £4.6 million)
  • Statutory profit before tax increased by 75.5% to £5.9 million (H1 2016: £3.4 million)
  • Adjusted EPS3 of 3.9p, an increase of 39.3% (H1 2016: 2.8p)
  • Continued strong cash generation with self-funded growth - net debt reduced to £4.6 million (December 2016: £5.2 million)
  • Interim dividend of 0.3 pence per share declared, up 20.0% (H1 2016: 0.25 pence)

Operational Progress

  • Six new gyms opened in H1 2017, increasing the total estate to 95
  • Membership numbers increased by 19.8% to 508,000 (H1 2016: 424,000)
  • Expect to achieve the top end of the guidance range of 15 to 20 sites openings for 2017

John Treharne, CEO of The Gym Group, commented:

“We have delivered another period of strong growth in membership, revenue and profit. We have continued to expand our footprint across the UK, opening six new gyms in the period, two in H2 to date, with several more currently in fit out.  

Our strategy remains the same: to take advantage of the demand for high quality, low cost, 24/7 gyms whilst continuing to innovate through the use of technology and digital marketing. As usual, our openings programme is second half weighted and we anticipate achieving the top end of our guidance range of 15 to 20 site openings in 2017.” 

An audio webcast of the analyst presentation will be available from 13:00 today via our website

For further information, please contact

The Gym Group
John Treharne, CEO
Richard Darwin, CFO
via Instinctif Partners

Oliver Cardigan
Oliver Hardy
Toby Adcock
020 7260 1000

Instinctif Partners
Matthew Smallwood
Justine Warren
0207 457 2020 

1 Group Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as operating profit before depreciation, amortisation, long term employee incentive costs and exceptional items.
2 Adjusted profit before tax is calculated as profit before tax before amortisation and exceptional items.
3 Adjusted EPS is calculated as the Group's profit for the period before amortisation, exceptional items and the related tax effect, divided by the basic weighted average number of shares.

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