Quickstep Holdings Limited, an Australian manufacturer of carbon fiber composite components, has announced total sales of AUS$59.0 million for 2018, up 13.7% from AUS$51.9 million in FY17.

Earnings before interest, tax and research and development costs were AUS$2.4 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2018, compared to an operating loss before R&D of AUS$0.2 million for the previous corresponding year.

The group said that it anticipates its business to continue to improve in 2019 with expected revenue growth of at least 20% in 2019. It plans to win additional business in defense and aerospace.

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