YouGov’s trading update covering the six months to end January confirms that the group is on track to meet the full year market revenue consensus of £264m, 19% ahead of the prior year. This is a little ahead of our modelling (£255m), so we have adjusted accordingly. Edison Group’s operating profit forecast is unchanged, reflecting a slight shift in mix towards Custom Research, which runs with structurally lower operating margins than Data Products. The search for a new CEO is ongoing, with current CEO Stephan Shakespeare set to step across to be non-executive chair in August. YouGov’s strategic plan for FY24–26 remains in the preparation phase.
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