NEWS7 August 2012

YouGov sees ‘solid’ full-year trading performance

Financials UK

UK— YouGov today reported a “solid trading performance” for the year ended 31 July, in a brief update released to the London Stock Exchange.

The company said operating profits would be in line with expectations, while second-half revenue would be similar to that achieved in the first half “reflecting the focus on profitability in the German business and the expected end to the long-term contract in Iraq”.

For the six months to 31 January, revenue was up 11% to £29.9m – with strong growth in the UK, US and Nordics – but German sales were down 21% to £5m and Middle East revenue fell 4% to £3.5m.

Pictured is YouGov CEO Stephan Shakespeare.