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Director dealings:Judges Scientific CEO sells almost £3m in shares

Tue, 10 October 2017
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Director dealings:Judges Scientific CEO sells almost £3m in shares

(ShareCast News) - David Cicurel, chief executive of scientific instrument business, Judges Scientific, completed a previously proposed sale of 157,727 ordinary shares in the company on Monday.
The sale, which also included 50,000 ordinary shares held by Cicurel's wife and represented almost 2.6% of Judge's entire issued share capital, came to a total value of £2.99m, or 1,900.00p per share.

After the sale Cicurel, who also acted as chairman of the AIM-listed firm Benchmark Holdings and investment firm Octopus Apollo, would remain in possession of 759,227 ordinary shares, combining for an approximate 12.4% stake in the company.

Shore Capital acted as the sole stockbroker in relation to the placing.

In its interim results for the six months ended 30 June, Judges Scientific reported record revenues of £32.7m, a 20% increase on the 27.3% it had reported at the same point in 2016 thanks to a 14% organic growth,

Pre-tax profits soared 48% and earnings per share rocketed up an impressive 65.1%.

The firm nearly halved its net debt from the £10.3m it owed on 31 December to £5.8m by 30 June.

In September, Alex Hambro, chairman of Judges Scientific, said "The first half of 2017 has seen the company deliver record figures across revenues, adjusted profit before tax, adjusted earnings per share, and dividends. This is a robust recovery from the company's performance in the first half of 2016. "

"The company has a healthy order book which provides the board with confidence that the group can deliver a full year performance in line with market expectations, and the recent acquisition of Oxford Cryosystems demonstrates that the Group continues to deliver on its buy and build strategy with the completion of its 16th acquisition," he added.

As of 1645 BST, the firm's share price had dropped 4.83% to 2,029.60p.

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