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Trading Update

05 December 2022

‘61% increase in revenue year to date and continued investment in growth strategy’

Equals Group plc (AIM:EQLS), the fast-growing payments group focused on the SME marketplace, is pleased to provide a trading update for the 11 months ended 30 November 2022 (the ‘Period’).

Revenues for the Period were £63.5 million, an increase of 61% over revenues of £39.5 million achieved in the same period in 2021.  Revenue per day increased to £0.27 million per day from 230 working days compared to £0.17 million per day in 2021.

 1 Jan – 30 Nov 2021 1 Jan – 30 Nov 2022 % change*
Revenue streams £’m £’m
Solutions 3.5  13.9  +297%
Other revenue 36.0  49.6  +38%
Total 39.5  63.5  +61%
Working Days 232  230   
Revenue per working day 0.170  0.276  +62%

*based on underlying, not rounded, data. There were two additional public holidays in 2022.

Revenue growth remains robust despite unfavorable global macro-economic conditions.

Alongside the strong revenue performance, Equals continues to invest into its connectivity, technology and product development whilst concurrently strengthening resources in sales, marketing, and compliance to underpin the continued growth of the business.

Based on the above, the Board expects the Group´s full year results to be ahead of current market expectations.

Ian Strafford-Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are extremely pleased to see a 61% increase in our revenues in the 11 months ended 30 November with all segments performing strongly.  Our revenue growth has continued in the face of difficult macro environments and this augurs well for 2023 and beyond.  We continue to invest in people, products and technology to drive our growth strategy and look forward to updating the market in early January with our full year trading statement.”

This announcement contains inside information.

For more information, please contact:

Equals Group plc  
Ian Strafford-Taylor, CEO
Richard Cooper, CFO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7778 9308
Canaccord Genuity (Nominated Adviser / Broker) 
Max Hartley / Harry Rees Tel: +44 (0) 20 7523 8150
Buchanan (Financial Communications)  
Henry Harrison-Topham / Steph Whitmore / Toto Berger
[email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000


Notes to Editors:

Equals Group is a technology-led international payments group augmented by highly personalised service for the payment needs of SME’s whether these be FX, card payments or via Faster Payments. Founded in 2007, the Group listed on AIM in 2014 and currently employs around 285 staff across sites in London and Chester.  For more information, please visit