Year-end financial reports released today announce record growth from the 109-year-old company with a 19 percent increase in revenue against 2016 to £36m, improved group margins with an increase of 12 percent, a 13 percent increase in group net assets and an increase in pre-tax profits to £2m.
Last year saw strong performances from all sectors of the Morgan business, including a new technological partnership with Frazer-Nash for EV development, future-proofing with long-lead new model planning and strategic in-house appointments within the management team coupled with increased marketing activity.
Product sales continue to be strong with export sales up 10 percent, helped by new partner growth within the global dealer network. Recently launched models, the Aero GT and 50th Anniversary V8, sold out upon unveiling and all vehicles produced at Malvern continue to be pre-sold, with no vehicles being produced for pre-registration.
Last year also saw the re-acquisition of the land on which the factory is built, plus the purchase of the Visitor Centre has proved a significant investment which helps to provide stable foundations for Morgan’s future growth plans and reverses a land buy-back deal that has been effective since 2006.
Steve Morris, Managing Director, said: “The last year has seen us develop our long-term strategy for sustainable new products, exciting development plans, a visionary business approach and a real focus on longevity, customer care and dealer relations. To see such strong results for the business as a result shows that our strategy is sound and is a real credit to our dedicated, passionate and ever-growing workforce.
“I’m proud to announce our excellent year-end results, but far from resting on our laurels we are looking forward to a strong 2018, the next stage of which will see some brand new cars being unveiled at Geneva in a few weeks’ time.”
Dominic Riley, Chairman, said: “Once again the results speak for themselves. We are stronger than ever with record revenue growth, increased employment, a clear vision for the future and strong demand for product from customers around the globe. Morgan Motor Company has never been stronger.”