Share

Home   Kent Business   County News   Article

Model manufacturer Hornby based in Margate expects to make a £1.2m loss in year ending March 31 after a foreign exchange loss of £200,000

08 April 2014
by Chris Price

Models manufacturer Hornby is expecting to make a loss of £1.2m in a year after a foreign exchange loss of £200,000.

In an update to shareholders, the Margate-based firm said it expects underlying pre-tax levels to break even in the year ending March 31.

The group is now working with its main bankers to negotiate new banking facilities based on its operating plans for the next financial year.

A model steam train made by Hornby

A model steam train made by Hornby

It is expected this will be agreed by June when the time full results for the year to March 31 will be announced.

Net debt is expected to be about £7.3m, compared to £6.5m at the end of December and £2.1m this time last year.

The firm’s new chief executive Richard Ames will join later this month.

Chairman Roger Canham said of the appointment: “He has a wealth of experience of leading consumer facing businesses.

“I was impressed with his track record of implementing successful marketing strategies and managing complex supply chains.

“Finally, I am pleased that he has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the Hornby business and I am confident that Hornby is in good hands as we move forward.”

Click here for more news from Kent Business.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.