Zinc Media Group - Update

New transformation plan announced by highly experienced management team to grow revenues to £100m in the long-term

Zinc Media is an AIM listed TV production and multimedia communications content business specializing in factual production. The company operates through the three divisions of television production, communications content and publishing.

  • 2019 financial year sees new heavyweight management team join

    In October 2018 Will Sawyer joined as Chief Financial Officer and in April 2019 Mark Browning joined as CEO. Sawyer and Browning have a proven track record of transforming underperforming TV businesses into highly profitable companies, working together for many years at ITN Productions which they helped grow to one of the top 5 independent TV productions companies in the UK.

  • New strategic plan to create a sustainably profitable content creation company and scale to turnover of £100 million in the long-term

    To transform the business in the long-term a new strategic plan will focus on four factors: improving the gross margins of television production, revenue growth and diversification, cultural & creative renewal and investment in operational excellence.

  • Potential for significant increase in value

    At the current time we are not putting forecasts into the market for Zinc Media but expect to do so in due course once the finer elements of the strategic plan are finalized. Until then, we note that the track record of the new management team is highly impressive and if Mark Browning and Will Sawyer can repeat their success at ITN with Zinc then we believe the current market cap of just under £5 million could be many multiples of that in the coming years.


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Table: financial overview
Year to June 2016A 2017A 2018A 2019A
Revenues (£m) 22.62 19.76 21.68 24.63
Adj. EBITDA (£m) (0.43) 0.44 0.49 0.13
EPS (p) (0.91) (0.01) (0.17) (0.20)
Source: Company accounts