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Cake Box profits rise on strong pipeline of new store openings

Cake Box has posted a rise in its annual profits on new store openings

The egg free cake shop company Cake Box (LON:CBOX) posted a 14% rise in its annual profits on Monday.

Its results were driven by a strong pipeline of new store openings.

Shares in the cake retailer were up 3.45% during early trading.

Profit before tax amounted to £3.8 million for the full year ended 31 March, 14% higher than the £3.3 million figure recorded the year earlier.

During the period, 27 new franchise stores were added, with 113 franchise stores in operation as of the end of March.

Franchisee total turnover came to £30.7 million, up 18% from the £25.9 million figure previously.

Additionally, group revenue was up 33% to £16.9 million, compared to the £12.7 million figure from the year before.

Cake Box, which entered the Alternative Investments Market (AIM) last June, first began in East London back in 2008.

This has been a landmark year for Cake Box, due to both the successful completion of the initial public offering and the significant expansion of the family of franchisees, Neil Sachdev, Non-Executive Chairman of Cake Box, commented on the results.

Although Cake Box has only been on AIM for a short period, they have made a huge amount of progress. New store openings have kept pace with their plans, franchisees are enjoying good performance and there is a solid platform for growth with two new warehouse and distribution centers secured. As such, they look forward with great confidence, the Non-Executive Chairman continued.

The new financial year has started well and Cake Box has already opened four new franchise stores, with two more expected to open before the end of June 2019. The Group is well placed for further progress and the Board is confident of another successful year of growth, Chief Executive Officer Sukh Chamdal also commented.

In March 2018, Cake Box became recognised as one of the 100 fastest growing UK companies by turnover in the 2018 Sunday Times Virgin 100 Fast Track league.

Shares in Cake Box Holdings plc. (LON:CBOX) were up 3.45% as of 09:14 BST Monday.

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