Media Release: XTEK Launches $11.2 Million Capital Raising

Posted on August 8th, by Bourse Communications in News and Announcements. Comments Off on Media Release: XTEK Launches $11.2 Million Capital Raising

XTEK Limited (ASX: XTE) (XTEK, or the Company) is pleased to announce a successful placement to existing shareholders and new investors to raise approximately A$9.2m (“Placement”), which will be followed by a share purchase plan (“SPP”) to raise up to A$2m.

Key highlights:

   –  XTEK announces record FY20 revenue and updated FY20 earnings guidance (unaudited)

   –  XTEK has successfully raised ~A$9.2m via an oversubscribed placement at A$0.69 per share, supported by existing and new investors, with several institutions welcomed to the register

   –  SPP to raise up to A$2.0m will follow the placement, with eligible shareholders offered the opportunity to acquire additional new shares on the same terms as the placement

   –  Funds will be used to execute XTEK’s international ballistics strategy including increasing US XTclaveTM manufacturing capacity and accelerate growth in other key operations

XTEK Managing Director, Philippe Odouard, said:

“We are pleased to welcome new institutional investors to our share register. Their support for this transaction reflects the endorsement of our financial performance, business strategy, progress made in commercialising XTclaveTM products and exciting outlook. We look forward to accelerating our ballistics commercialisation strategy by increasing our manufacturing capacity in the US, effectively doubling XTclaveTM revenue capacity.

“We are excited to continue commercialising our unique actionable intelligence solutions, which is gaining significant traction and market interest. In addition, we continue to leverage key collaborations to advance the use of our technology in advanced composite materials initiatives. Lastly, we are well-positioned to capitalise on the anticipated growth and look forward to executing our ballistics strategy to unlock the lucrative US defence market which provides a clear pathway to achieving our medium-long term target of A$100m revenue.”

Record FY20 Results and Updated FY20 Earnings Guidance

XTEK is pleased to provide an updated FY20 earnings guidance, following the initial FY20 revenue guidance provided on 6 July 2020. The company, on an unaudited basis, expects to achieve record revenue of ~A$42.7m in FY20, an increase of ~12.7% to FY19 revenue (A$37.9m). In addition, XTEK expects to deliver FY20 gross profit of ~A$9.0m (FY19: A$6.9m), representing a FY20 gross margin of ~21% (FY19: 18%), and FY20 EBITDA of ~A$0.8m (FY19: A$0.3m).

The expected FY20 earnings are underpinned by the HighCom contribution in the US and ongoing SUAS supply and support. Further details on the financial overview and medium term to long term target are outlined in the attached investor presentation.  

Use of Funds

The proceeds from the Placement and the SPP will be used to execute XTEK’s international ballistic strategy and commercialisation, including increasing XTclaveTM manufacturing capability in the US which effectively doubles XTclaveTM revenue capacity in anticipation of strong pipeline growth. Further investment will also be made to accelerate growth in actionable intelligence and advanced composite materials businesses. Further details are outlined below:

US XTclaveTM manufacturing capacity: Unlocks XTEK’s ability to target lucrative US Government, defence and military contracts by manufacturing large-scale ballistic orders in the US, doubling revenue capacity to a total of ~A$80m p.a.

Execute international ballistics strategy: Including product development to expand XTclaveTM product lines, and additional resources to support staged roll-out of global commercialisation activities

Accelerate growth in other operations: Investment in commercialisation and product development across actionable intelligence initiatives and advanced composite materials (i.e. space collaborations)

General working capital: provide working capital required to grow the Company’s business and meet its ongoing financial obligations for factory stock, corporate and transaction costs


The oversubscribed placement to institutions, sophisticated and professional investors will raise approximately A$9.2m, before transaction-related costs. The placement comprises the issue of 13,291,802 new, ordinary fully paid XTEK shares (“New Shares”), at A$0.69 per New Share (“Offer Price”). The Offer Price of A$0.69 represents:

12.1% discount to the 5-day Volume Weight Average Price (“VWAP”) to 5 August 2020

14.8% discount to the 15-day VWAP to 5 August 2020

The Placement will be undertaken in a single tranche within the Company’s existing placement capacity under ASX Listing Rule 7.1 and 7.1A. Settlement of the Placement is scheduled to occur on Thursday, 13 August 2020, with the placement shares scheduled to be allotted through the ASX and expected to commence trading on Friday, 14 August 2020.

Bell Potter Securities and Canaccord Genuity acted as Joint Lead Managers to the Placement. Vesparum Capital is acting in an independent capital markets advisory role for XTEK.

XTEK Share Purchase Plan

A SPP, which is not underwritten, will be targeting to raise up to approximately A$2.0m at A$0.69 per share (the same price as the Placement Offer Price). XTEK shareholders who are registered as at 7.00pm (Sydney time) on Friday, 7 August  2020 (“Record Date”), with a registered address in Australia and / or New Zealand (“Eligible Security Holders”) are invited to participate in the SPP, up to a maximum of A$30,000 investment. There are no brokerage or transaction costs for Eligible Security Holders. New shares issued under SPP will rank equally with existing XTEK ordinary shares.

The amount raised through the SPP remains subject to the Company’s absolute discretion to accept oversubscriptions and to scale back applications. XTEK’s Board and Management have confirmed their intention to participate as eligible shareholders in the SPP.

An SPP Offer Document detailing terms and conditions, together with an SPP Application Form will be sent to all Eligible Security Holders shortly. The SPP, including eligibility, is subject to the more detailed SPP rules which prevail to the extent of any inconsistency. The proposed timetable for the SPP is outlined below:

Important Dates1DateEvent
Record Date7pm2 Friday, 7 August 2020Date for deciding Eligible Security Holders
Announcement DateMonday, 10 August 2020SPP is announced to the market
Opening DateThursday, 13 August 2020SPP opens; SPP Offer Document is dispatched
Closing DateFriday, 28 August 2020SPP closes at 5.00pm2 on this date
SPP ResultsWednesday, 2 September 2020Announcement of SPP results
Allotment DateFriday, 4 September 2020Securities to be issued under SPP are allotted
Dispatch DateMonday, 7 September 2020Holding statements dispatched
Quotation DateMonday, 7 September 2020New Securities are traded on the ASX

The timetable is indicative only and subject to change. The Company reserves the right to vary the above dates subject to the ASX Listing Rules and the Corporations Act.

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About XTEK Limited

XTEK Limited provides high-quality products to deliver tailored solutions to the government, law enforcement, military, space and commercial sectors. XTEK is focused on developing and commercialising its proprietary technologies by leveraging its established distribution network. These technologies include XTclaveTM produced ballistic products and advanced composite solutions, and XTatlasTM real time contextual video, which provide unique solutions for western military forces and other government agencies. In addition, the supply and maintenance of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) remains a focus for XTEK.

For more information visit the XTEK website at

For further information please contact:
Rod North
, Managing Director,
Bourse Communications Pty Ltd
 (03) 9510 8309, M: 0408 670 706,
E: [email protected]

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