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Thursday 08 March, 2012

Schroders PLC

Final Results

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Schroders PLC
08 March 2012
 



Press Release

Schroders plc

Annual Results to 31 December 2011 (audited)                         8 March 2012

 

·      Profit before tax £407.3 million (2010: £406.9 million)

·      Earnings per share 115.9 pence (2010: 111.8 pence)

·      Full-year dividend 39.0 pence per share (2010: 37.0 pence)

·      Net inflows £3.2 billion (2010: £27.1 billion)

·      Assets under management £187.3 billion (2010: £196.7 billion)

 

 

2011
£m

2010
£m

Profit

 

 

                Asset Management

389.4

381.0

                Private Banking

23.8

10.1

 

413.2

391.1

                Group segment

(5.9)

15.8

Total profit before tax

407.3

406.9

 

 

 

Earnings per share (pence)

 

Total dividend (pence per share)

115.9

 

39.0

111.8

 

37.0

 

Contacts:

Schroders

Emma Holden

Head of Corporate Communications

+44 (0) 207 658 2329

emma.holden@schroders.com

Maitland

William Clutterbuck

 

+44 (0) 207 379 5151

wclutterbuck@maitland.co.uk

 

 

Management Statement

Concerns over the level of government debt in developed economies, the impact of deleveraging on economic growth and the instability of the Eurozone weighed heavily on equity markets throughout 2011.  Interest rates were negative in real terms and yields on government bonds, other than those directly impacted by the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, were at record lows. As a result 2011 was a particularly challenging year for investors.

Against that background Schroders performed well, achieving a profit before tax of £407.3 million, slightly ahead of the record year of 2010.  Net new business, whilst much reduced from the exceptionally strong result of the previous year, remained positive at £3.2 billion (2010: £27.1 billion) and assets under management ended the year at £187.3 billion (2010: £196.7 billion).

Asset Management

Asset Management net revenue increased to £1,041.5 million (2010: £996.2 million) despite a decline in performance fees to £36.6 million (2010: £72.6 million).  As expected, net revenue margins excluding performance fees were lower at 56 basis points (2010: 59 basis points) reflecting the high levels of new business won in Institutional in the past two years.  Asset Management profit before tax was a record £389.4 million (2010: £381.0 million).

While market volatility has impacted short-term investment performance in some asset classes, our long-term performance remains strong with 70 per cent. of funds outperforming benchmark or peer group over the three years to the end of 2011. Together with our broad product range and distribution capability, this resulted in another successful year in Institutional with £6.8 billion of net inflows (2010: £16.8 billion). We saw high levels of net new business in multi-asset strategies, and in equities despite the market environment. Assets under management in Institutional ended the year at £108.4 billion (2010: £106.4 billion).

Retail investor demand was affected by growing concerns over the macro-economic environment and equity market volatility. As a result, gross sales in our Intermediary business declined as the environment deteriorated and for the year as a whole we had net outflows of £3.8 billion (2010: net inflows £7.9 billion). Assets under management in Intermediary ended the year at £62.9 billion (2010: £74.1 billion).

Private Banking

Private Banking profit rebounded sharply on the back of record levels of new business in the previous year and the absence of doubtful debt charges. Net revenue increased to £114.3 million (2010: £103.3 million) and profit before tax more than doubled to £23.8 million (2010: £10.1 million). Net new business was £0.2 billion (2010: £2.4 billion) and assets under management ended the year at £16.0 billion (2010: £16.2 billion).

Group

The Group segment incurred a loss before tax of £5.9 million (2010: profit £15.8 million) as mark to market losses on seed capital investments, principally in the fourth quarter, outweighed the modest returns we achieved on our investment capital portfolio during the year in what was a very low return environment.  After the purchase of 3.4 million ordinary shares and 5.2 million non-voting ordinary shares at a cost of £126.1 million, shareholders' equity at the end of 2011 was £1.9 billion (2010: £1.8 billion).

Dividend

The Board is recommending an unchanged final dividend of 26.0 pence per share payable on 11 May 2012 to shareholders on the Register at 30 March 2012. This brings the total dividend for the year to 39.0 pence per share (2010: 37.0 pence).

Board changes

After more than nine years as Chairman, Michael Miles will retire from the Board at the Annual General Meeting on 3 May 2012 and will be succeeded by Andrew Beeson, the Senior Independent Director.  Alan Brown will also step down from the Board at the Annual General Meeting. Alan has served as Chief Investment Officer since 2005 and has made an important contribution to our success during that time.  He will continue to work with some of our largest clients as a Senior Adviser to the firm. During the year we welcomed Ashley Almanza as a member of the Board.

Outlook

Since the year end, the tone in markets has improved as investors have seen signs of progress in the resolution of some of the problems of the Eurozone. Retail investor demand has recovered somewhat and we have generated positive net flows in both Institutional and Intermediary.  However, financial markets are likely to remain volatile as the process of reducing government debt will be a long one and economic growth will remain subdued.

We will continue to invest in talent, developing new products and markets and strengthening our infrastructure.  We believe that the higher short-term costs of this organic investment are fully justified by the long-term growth opportunities for our business in the UK and internationally.

 

 

Copies of this announcement are available on the Schroders website: www.schroders.com.  Michael Dobson, Chief Executive, and Kevin Parry, Chief Financial Officer, will host a presentation and webcast for the investment community, to discuss the Group's results at 9 a.m. GMT on Thursday, 8 March 2012 at 31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA.  The webcast can be viewed live at www.schroders.com/ir and www.StreetEvents.com.  For individuals unable to attend the presentation or participate in the live webcast, a replay will be available from midday on Thursday, 8 March 2012 at www.schroders.com/ir.

The Annual Report and Accounts will be available on the Schroders website: www.schroders.com on 23 March 2012.

 

Forward-looking statements

This announcement, the Annual Report and Accounts for 2011 from which it is extracted and the Schroders website may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations, strategy and businesses of the Group.  Such statements and forecasts involve risk and uncertainty because they are based on current expectations and assumptions but they relate to events and depend upon circumstances in the future and you should not place undue reliance on them.  Without limitation, any statements preceded or followed by or that include the words 'targets', 'plans', 'believes', 'expects', 'aims' or 'anticipates' or the negative of these terms and other similar terms are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements and forecasts.  Forward-looking statements and forecasts are based on the Directors' current view and information known to them at the date of this announcement.  The Directors do not make any undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  Nothing in this announcement or in the Annual Report and Accounts or on the Schroders website should be construed as a forecast, estimate or projection of future financial performance.

 

Consolidated income statement

for the year ended 31 December 2011

 

 

2011
£m

2010
£m

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

1,501.9

1,439.3

Cost of sales

 

(363.3)

(352.7)

Net gains on financial instruments and other income

 

14.0

69.2

Net revenue1

 

1,152.6

1,155.8

Operating expenses

 

(761.8)

(774.0)

Operating profit

 

390.8

381.8

Net finance income

 

14.5

9.6

Share of profit of associates and joint ventures

 

2.0

15.5

Profit before tax

 

407.3

406.9

Tax

 

(91.5)

(95.7)

Profit after tax

 

315.8

311.2

Earnings per share

 

 

 

Basic

 

115.9p

111.8p

Diluted

 

111.9p

108.3p

Dividends per share2

 

39.0p

32.0p

 

1 Non-GAAP measure of performance.

2 Interim and final dividends declared during the year.

 

 

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

for the year ended 31 December 2011

 


2011

£m

2010

£m

Profit for the year


315.8

311.2




 

Net exchange differences on translation of foreign operations after hedging


2.1

27.9

Actuarial (losses)/gains on defined benefit pension schemes


(0.5)

8.0

Net fair value movement arising from available-for-sale financial assets


(16.3)

0.8

Net fair value movement arising from available-for-sale financial assets held by joint ventures


(3.5)

(1.0)

Tax on items taken directly to other comprehensive income


(1.7)

(12.4)





Other comprehensive (losses)/gains for the year net of tax


(19.9)

23.3



 

 

Total comprehensive income for the year net of tax


295.9

334.5





 

 

Consolidated statement of financial position


31 December 2011

 

 

2011

£m

2010

£m

Assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

2,338.7

2,004.0

Trade and other receivables

 

411.2

390.5

Financial assets

 

2,165.2

2,388.8

Associates and joint ventures

 

58.4

67.0

Property, plant and equipment

 

16.2

19.3

Goodwill and intangible assets

 

144.1

142.5

Deferred tax

 

50.1

54.0

Retirement benefit scheme surplus

 

55.7

34.4

 

 

5,239.6

5,100.5

 

 

 

 

Assets backing unit-linked liabilities

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

673.6

707.7

Financial assets

 

7,971.6

7,565.7

 

 

8,645.2

8,273.4

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

13,884.8

13,373.9

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

580.9

577.0

Financial liabilities

 

2,642.1

2,631.5

Current tax

 

51.8

38.0

Provisions

 

52.7

44.4

Deferred tax

 

2.6

2.7

Retirement benefit scheme deficits

 

7.9

7.2

 

 

3,338.0

3,300.8

 

 

 

 

Unit-linked liabilities

 

8,645.2

8,273.4

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

11,983.2

11,574.2

Net assets

 

1,901.6

1,799.7

 

 

 

 

Equity 

 

1,901.6

1,799.7

 

 


Consolidated statement of changes in equity

for the year ended 31 December 2011

Year ended 31 December 2011

Share capital
£m

Share premium
£m

Own shares
£m

Net exchange differences

£m

Associates and joint ventures reserve

£m

Fair value reserve

£m

Profit and loss reserve

£m

Total
£m

At 1 January 2011

290.4

84.7

(199.1)

122.1

35.5

50.8

1,415.3

1,799.7


 

 

 






Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

2.0

-

313.8

315.8


 

 

 

 


 



Net exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

-

-

-

1.1

-

-

0.1

1.2

Net exchange differences on hedging of foreign operations

-

-

-

1.0

-

-

-

1.0

Transfer to the income statement of cumulative foreign exchange on derecognition of foreign operations

-

-

-

(0.1)

-

-

-

(0.1)

Actuarial losses on defined benefit pension schemes

-

-

-

-

-

-

(0.5)

(0.5)

Net fair value movements on available-for-sale financial assets taken to other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

(3.5)

(10.6)

-

(14.1)

Transfer to income statement on derecognition or impairment of available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

-

-

-

(5.4)

-

(5.4)

Net exchange differences on available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

-

(0.3)

-

-

-

(0.3)

Tax on items taken directly to other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

0.1

(1.8)

(1.7)

Other comprehensive income/(loss)

-

-

-

1.7

(3.5)

(15.9)

(2.2)

(19.9)


 

 

 

 





Shares issued

0.5

3.1

-

-

-

-

-

3.6

Shares cancelled

(8.4)

-

-

-

-

-

(16.0)

(24.4)

Share-based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

42.7

42.7

Tax in respect of share schemes

-

-

-

-

-

-

(6.1)

(6.1)

Dividends attributable to owners of the parent

-

-

-

-

-

-

(104.8)

(104.8)

Dividends attributable to non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

-

(3.3)

(3.3)

Own shares purchased net of disposals

-

-

(101.4)

-

-

-

(0.3)

(101.7)

Transactions with owners

(7.9)

3.1

(101.4)

-

-

-

(87.8)

(194.0)


 

 


 





Transfers

-

-

128.0

-

(8.2)

-

(119.8)

-


 

 


 





At 31 December 2011

282.5

87.8

(172.5)

123.8

25.8

34.9

1,519.3

1,901.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended 31 December 2010

Share capital
£m

Share premium
£m

Own  shares
£m

Net exchange differences
£m

Associates and joint ventures reserve

£m

Fair value reserve

£m

Profit and loss reserve

£m

Total
£m

At 1 January 2010

288.8

72.5

(89.7)

96.0

30.7

57.9

1,192.8

1,649.0


 

 







Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

15.5

-

295.7

311.2


 

 

 


 

 



Net exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

-

-

-

50.5

-

-

(0.3)

50.2

Net exchange differences on hedging of foreign operations

-

-

-

(21.2)

-

-

-

(21.2)

Transfer to the income statement of cumulative foreign exchange on derecognition of foreign operations

-

-

-

(1.1)

-

-

-

(1.1)

Actuarial gains on defined benefit pension schemes

-

-

-

-

-

-

8.0

8.0

Net fair value movements on available-for-sale- financial assets taken to other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

(1.0)

14.0

-

13.0

Transfer to income statement on derecognition or impairment of available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

-

-

-

(11.1)

-

(11.1)

Transfer of cumulative foreign exchange on derecognition or impairment of available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

-

0.9

-

-

-

0.9

Net exchange differences on available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

-

(3.0)

-

-

-

(3.0)

Tax on items taken directly to other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

(10.0)

(2.4)

(12.4)

Other comprehensive income/(loss)

-

-

-

26.1

(1.0)

(7.1)

5.3

23.3


 

 

 

 

 

 



Shares issued

1.6

12.2

-

-

-

-

-

13.8

Share-based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

31.1

31.1

Tax in respect of share schemes

-

-

-

-

-

-

11.2

11.2

Dividends attributable to owners of the parent

-

-

-

-

-

-

(87.6)

(87.6)

Dividends attributable to non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

-

(0.4)

(0.4)

Own shares purchased net of disposals

-

-

(151.9)

-

-

-

-

(151.9)

Transactions with owners

1.6

12.2

(151.9)

-

-

-

(45.7)

(183.8)


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Transfers

-

-

42.5

-

(9.7)

-

(32.8)

-


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2010

290.4

84.7

(199.1)

122.1

35.5

50.8

1,415.3

1,799.7

 

 


Consolidated cash flow statement

for the year ended 31 December 2011

 


2011

£m

2010

£m

Net cash from operating activities


426.8

1,066.8



 



 



-

10.4


-

(14.3)


(12.7)

(10.0)


114.6

(15.8)


15.0

7.3


9.0

9.7


-

(2.1)

Net cash from/(used in) investing activities


125.9

(14.8)









3.6

13.8

Purchase of non-voting ordinary shares for cancellation


(24.4)

-


(101.7)

(151.9)


(18.6)

18.6


(104.8)

(87.6)


(4.8)

(2.8)

Net cash used in financing activities


(250.7)

(209.9)





Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


302.0

842.1



 



2,711.7

1,769.3


302.0

842.1

Effect of exchange rate changes


(1.4)

100.3

Closing cash and cash equivalents


3,012.3

2,711.7





Closing cash and cash equivalents consists of:





673.6

707.7


 

 


1,396.9

1,446.2

Cash equivalents

 


941.8

557.8



2,338.7

2,004.0



3,012.3

2,711.7

 

The cash backing unit-linked liabilities cannot be used by the Group as it is not legally entitled to draw on the assets of the life company for its own corporate purposes.

 

 

Basis of preparation

The financial information included in this statement does not constitute the Group's statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.  The statutory accounts for 2010 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies and the auditors' opinion on those accounts was unqualified and did not contain a statement made under Section 498(2) or Section 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.  An unqualified auditors' opinion has also been issued on the statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2011 which will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies in due course.

The presentation of the financial statements has been reformatted in 2011 to enable greater understanding of the financial results and position of the Group.  Where appropriate, the comparative information has also been reformatted for better comparison.

The consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which comprise Standards and Interpretations approved by either the International Accounting Standards Board or the IFRS Interpretations Committee or their predecessors, as adopted by the European Union (EU), and with those parts of the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies reporting under IFRS.

 

 

Segmental reporting

Operating segments

The Group has three business segments: Asset Management, Private Banking, and Group.  Asset Management principally comprises investment management including advisory services, equity products, fixed income securities, multi-asset and alternative asset classes such as property, commodities, private equity and funds of hedge funds.  Private Banking principally comprises investment management and banking services provided to high net worth individuals and charities.  Group principally comprises the Group's investment capital and treasury management activities and the management of costs associated with governance and corporate management.

Segment information is presented on the same basis as that provided for internal reporting purposes to the Group's chief operating decision maker.  The chief operating decision maker is the Chief Executive.  One of the key measures used in respect of performance measurement is net revenue. The allocation of costs to individual business segments is undertaken in order to provide management information on the business performance and to provide managers with a tool to manage and control expenditure. Costs are allocated on a basis that aligns the charge with the resources employed in a particular area of the business.

 

Year ended 31 December 2011

Asset

Management
£m

Private

Banking
£m

 Group
£m

 Total
 £m






Fee income

1,359.3

106.3

0.4

1,466.0

Banking interest receivable

-

35.9

-

35.9

Revenue

1,359.3

142.2

0.4

1,501.9






Fee expense

(335.4)

(6.4)

-

(341.8)

Banking interest payable

-

(21.5)

-

(21.5)

Cost of sales

(335.4)

(27.9)

-

(363.3)






Net gains/(losses) on financial instruments and other income

17.6

-

(3.6)

14.0

Net revenue

1,041.5

114.3

(3.2)

1,152.6






Operating expenses

(658.5)

(90.5)

(12.8)

(761.8)

Operating profit/(loss)

383.0

23.8

(16.0)

390.8






Net finance (charge)/income

(0.3)

-

14.8

14.5






Share of profit/(loss) of associates and joint ventures

6.7

-

(4.7)

2.0

Profit/(loss) before tax

389.4

23.8

(5.9)

407.3

 

 





 

 

 

Segmental reporting continued

Year ended 31 December 2010

Asset

Management
£m

Private

Banking
£m

 Group
£m

Inter-segment

eliminations

and adjustments
£m

 Total
 £m







Fee income

1,298.6

93.7

2.5

-

1,394.8

Banking interest receivable

-

44.5

-

-

44.5

Revenue

1,298.6

138.2

2.5

 

1,439.3







Fee expense

(318.0)

(5.5)

-

-

(323.5)

Banking interest payable

-

(29.4)

-

0.2

(29.2)

Cost of sales

(318.0)

(34.9)

-

0.2

(352.7)







Net gains on financial instruments and other income

15.6

-

49.3

4.3

69.2

Net revenue

996.2

103.3

51.8

4.5

1,155.8







Operating expenses

(629.8)

(93.2)

(46.7)

(4.3)

(774.0)

Operating profit

366.4

10.1

5.1

0.2

381.8


 

 

 



Net finance income/(charge)

3.4

-

6.4

(0.2)

9.6


 

 

 



Share of profit of associates and joint ventures

11.2

-

4.3

-

15.5

Profit before tax

381.0

10.1

15.8

-

406.9

 

Revenue

 

2011

£m

 2010
£m

Management fees

1,267.0

1,161.9

Performance fees

37.8

73.4

Other fees

161.2

159.5

Interest income receivable by Private Banking subsidiaries

35.9

44.5

 

1,501.9

1,439.3


Operating expenses

Operating expenses include:

 

2011

£m

 

 2010
£m

Salaries and other remuneration

455.3

444.4

Social security costs

39.4

48.0

Pension costs

5.1

13.1

Employee benefits expense

499.8

505.5

 


 

 

 

Tax expense

Analysis of charge in the year:

 

2011

£m

2010

 £m

UK corporation tax on profits for the year

31.6

23.1

Adjustments in respect of prior years

-

(5.3)

Foreign tax - current

67.1

59.9

Foreign tax - adjustments in respect of prior years

0.8

(1.6)

Total current tax

99.5

76.1

Origination and reversal of temporary differences

(7.9)

9.4

Adjustments in respect of prior years

(1.7)

9.2

Effect of changes in corporation tax rates

1.6

1.0

Total deferred tax

(8.0)

19.6

Total tax charge for the year

91.5

95.7

 

The UK standard rate of corporation tax reduced from 28 per cent. to 26 per cent. on 1 April 2011 resulting in a UK effective tax rate for the year of 26.5 per cent. (2010: standard and effective rate of 28 per cent.). The tax charge is lower (2010: lower) than a charge based on the UK effective rate. The reconciliation of the income statement tax charge to the UK rate on profits before tax including the impact of taxes incurred in overseas operations and differences in accounting versus tax profit is set out below:

 

2011

£m

2010

 £m

Profit before tax

407.3

406.9

Less post-tax profits of joint ventures and associates

(2.0)

(15.5)

Profit before tax of consolidated Group entities

405.3

391.4

 

 

 

Profit before tax of consolidated Group entities multiplied by corporation tax at the UK effective rate of 26.5 per cent. (2010: 28 per cent.)

107.4

109.6

 

 

 

Effects of:

 

 

Different statutory tax rates of overseas jurisdictions

(1.9)

(5.5)

Permanent differences including non-taxable income and non-deductible expenses

(10.5)

(3.0)

Net utilisation of tax losses for which no deferred tax asset was recognised

(3.8)

(7.8)

Foreign exchange movements on tax balances

(0.9)

(0.9)

Deferred tax adjustments in respect of changes in corporation tax rates

1.6

1.0

Adjustments to prior year estimates

(0.4)

2.3

Total tax charge for the year

91.5

95.7

 

 

Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit for the financial year attributable to owners of the parent by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the year, less the weighted average number of own shares. 

Diluted earnings per share is calculated as for basic earnings per share with a further adjustment to the weighted average number of shares to reflect the effects of all dilutive potential shares.

Reconciliation of the figures used in calculating basic and diluted earnings per share:

 

2011

Millions

2010
Millions

Weighted average number of shares used in calculation of basic earnings per share

272.3

275.4

Effect of dilutive potential shares - share options

9.2

8.8

Effect of dilutive potential shares - contingently issuable shares

0.5

0.2

Weighted average number of shares used in calculation of diluted earnings per share

282.0

284.4

 

There have been no material transactions involving shares or potential shares since the reporting date and before the completion of these results.

Dividends

 

 

 

 

 

2012

2011

2010

 

£m

Pence per share

£m

Pence per share

£m

Pence per share

Declared and paid in year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final dividend

69.3

26.0

70.1

26.0

-

-

Interim dividend

 

 

34.7

13.0

29.8

11.0

Second interim dividend

 

 

-

-

57.8

21.0

 

 

 

104.8

39.0

87.6

32.0

 

Dividends of £6.2 million (2010: £4.4 million) on shares held by the employee trusts have been waived; dividends may not be paid on treasury shares. The 2011 final dividend is payable on 11 May 2012 and will be accounted for in 2012.

 



Share capital and share premium


Number of shares
Millions

Ordinary
shares

£m

Non-voting ordinary shares

£m

Total
shares

£m

Share premium

£m

At 1 January 2011

290.4

226.0

64.4

290.4

84.7

Shares issued

0.5

-

0.5

0.5

3.1

Shares cancelled

(8.4)

-

(8.4)

(8.4)

-

At 31 December 2011

282.5

226.0

56.5

282.5

87.8

 


Number of shares

Millions

Ordinary
shares

£m

Non-voting ordinary shares

£m

Total
shares

£m

Share premium

£m

At 1 January 2010

288.8

226.0

62.8

288.8

72.5

Shares issued

1.6

-

1.6

1.6

12.2

At 31 December 2010

290.4

226.0

64.4

290.4

84.7

 




2011

Millions

2010

Millions

Issued and fully paid:




 

Ordinary shares of £1 each



226.0

226.0

Non-voting ordinary shares of £1 each



56.5

64.4




282.5

290.4

 

The non-voting ordinary shares carry the same rights as ordinary shares except that they do not confer the right to attend and vote at any general meeting of the Company, and that on a capitalisation issue they carry the right to receive non-voting ordinary shares rather than ordinary shares.

Shares acquired and held in treasury are included in own shares.

During the year, 8.4 million non-voting ordinary shares were cancelled. 6.4 million of these shares were first acquired into treasury and a further 2.0 million were acquired and immediately cancelled.

 

 

Own shares

Own shares include the Group's shares (both ordinary and non-voting ordinary) that are held by employee trusts or in treasury.

Movements during the year were as follows:

 

2011

£m

2010

£m

At 1 January

(199.1)

(89.7)

Own shares purchased

(101.4)

(161.2)

Own shares disposed

-

9.3

Cancellation of own shares held in treasury

75.3

-

Awards vested

52.7

42.5

At 31 December

(172.5)

(199.1)

 

 

 

2011

2010

 

Vested shares

Number

Millions

Unvested shares

Number

Millions

 

Total

Number

Millions

Vested shares

Number

Millions

Unvested shares

Number

Millions

 

Total

Number

Millions

Ordinary shares held within trusts

2.4

12.3

14.7

1.3

12.9

14.2

Non-voting ordinary shares held within trusts

0.6

0.1

0.7

0.8

0.1

0.9

Non-voting ordinary shares held as treasury shares*

-

0.6

0.6

-

3.8

3.8


3.0

13.0

16.0

2.1

16.8

18.9

* Non-voting ordinary shares held as treasury shares do not vest but are included in unvested shares for presentational purposes only.

During the year 6.4 million non-voting ordinary shares held within treasury were cancelled.

 

Reconciliation of net cash from operating activities

 

2011

£m

2010

£m

Operating profit

390.8

381.8

Adjustments for income statement non-cash movements:

 

 

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment and amortisation and impairment of
intangible assets

14.1

17.5

Net losses/(gains) and impairments taken through the income statement on
financial instruments

3.2

(42.5)

Share-based payments

42.7

34.2

Net charge for provisions

11.3

27.2

Other non-cash movements            

(7.6)

(13.7)

 

63.7

22.7

Adjustments for other income statement cash movements:


 

Payments made to the defined benefit section of the UK pension scheme

(3.1)

(62.2)

Cash paid on settlement of share-based payments

-

(3.1)

Tax paid

(78.5)

(48.2)

Interest paid

(0.2)

(0.5)

 

(81.8)

(114.0)

Adjustments for statement of financial position movements:

 

 

Decrease in trade and other receivables

61.9

121.9

Increase in trade and other payables and provisions

26.3

213.4

 

88.2

335.3

Adjustments for life company movements:

 

 

Net purchase of assets backing unit-linked liabilities

(405.9)

(2,124.4)

Net increase in unit-linked liabilities

371.8

2,565.4

 

(34.1)

441.0

 

 

 

Net cash from operating activities

426.8

1,066.8



 

 

 

Retirement benefit obligations

The disclosures are provided mainly in respect of the principal defined benefit scheme in the UK, the defined benefit section of the Schroders Retirement Benefits Scheme (the Scheme).

The income statement charge for retirement benefit costs is as follows:

 

2011

£m

 2010
£m

Pension costs - defined contribution plans

(22.2)

(16.5)

Pension costs - defined benefit plans

17.3

3.7

Other post-employment benefits

(0.2)

(0.3)

 

(5.1)

(13.1)

 

 

 

The income statement credit in respect of defined benefit plans consists of:

 

 

 


 

Current service cost

(2.8)

(8.0)

Past service credit

-

3.5

Expected return on scheme assets

44.7

42.8

Curtailment

10.2

-

Interest on scheme liabilities

(33.4)

(33.3)

Total income statement credit in respect of the Scheme

18.7

5.0

Income statement charges in respect of other defined benefit schemes

(1.4)

(1.3)

Total defined benefit schemes income statement credit

17.3

3.7

 

The amounts recognised in the statement of comprehensive income are set out below:

Other comprehensive (loss)/income consists of:

2011

£m

 2010
£m

Actual return less expected return on Scheme assets

37.1

Experience losses arising on Scheme liabilities

(4.1)

(1.4)

Changes in assumptions underlying the present value of the Scheme liabilities

(39.0)

(27.4)

Total other comprehensive (loss)/income in respect of the Scheme

8.3

Other comprehensive loss in respect of other defined benefit schemes

-

(0.3)

Total other comprehensive (loss)/income in respect of defined benefit schemes

(0.5)

8.0

 

The Scheme is non-contributory and administered by the Scheme's trustee. The Scheme was closed to new entrants and future accrual on 30 April 2011. At 31 December 2011 there were no active members in the Scheme and 1,238 active members in the defined contribution section of the Schroders Retirement Benefits Scheme (2010: 284 and 849 respectively). The last completed triennial valuation of the Scheme was carried out as at 31 December 2008. It disclosed that the market value of the assets of the Scheme represented 92 per cent. of the liabilities at that date, calculated on the funding basis applicable to the Scheme, for the benefits that had accrued to members at that date allowing for future increases in earnings and pensions. The triennial valuation as at 31 December 2011 is currently in progress.

In the year, the contributions to the Scheme totalled £3.1 million (2010: £62.2 million). The Group paid effective contributions to 30 April 2011 of 37.5 per cent. of pensionable salaries to cover the accrual of ongoing benefits. For joiners on or after 1 June 1989, pensionable salaries for this purpose were subject to the statutory earnings cap which was in force until April 2006, after which this cap was replaced by a notional earnings cap.

The income statement credit for the Scheme has been determined by independent qualified actuaries, Aon Hewitt Limited, and is based on an assessment of the Scheme as at 31 December 2011.

 

 

The amounts recognised in the statement of financial position in respect of the Scheme are:

 

Fair value of plan assets

2011

£m

 2010
£m

At 1 January

692.9

573.0

Expected return

44.7

42.8

Actuarial gains

42.6

37.1

Contributions by employer

3.1

62.2

Benefits paid

(19.5)

(22.2)

At 31 December

763.8

692.9

 

 

 

Present value of funded obligations

 

 

At 1 January

(658.5)

(614.1)

Current service cost

(2.8)

(8.0)

Past service credit

-

3.5

Interest cost

(33.4)

(33.3)

Curtailment

10.2

-

Actuarial losses

(43.1)

(28.8)

Benefits paid

19.5

22.2

At 31 December

(708.1)

(658.5)

 

 

 

Net asset in respect of the Scheme

55.7

34.4


The history of the Group's defined benefit schemes, including the Scheme, is as follows:

 

 

2011

£m

2010

£m

2009

£m

2008

£m

2007

£m

Fair value of Scheme assets

763.8

692.9

573.0

547.6

555.3

Present value of defined benefit obligation
of the Scheme

(708.1)

(658.5)

(614.1)

(525.2)

(512.8)

Surplus/(deficit) in the Scheme

55.7

34.4

(41.1)

22.4

42.5

 

Deficit of other defined benefit schemes

 

(7.9)

 

(7.2)

 

(5.4)

 

(7.4)

 

(4.5)

Total surplus/(deficit) of defined benefit schemes

47.8

27.2

(46.5)

15.0

38.0

 

 



 

 

Experience adjustments on Scheme liabilities

(4.1)

(1.4)

16.6

2.0

(0.6)

Experience adjustments on Scheme assets

42.6

37.1

0.1

(40.0)

(1.4)

Net experience adjustments

38.5

35.7

16.7

(38.0)

(2.0)

 

 

 

The sensitivity of the Scheme pension liabilities to changes in assumptions is as follows:

 

 

2011

2010

Assumption

Assumption change

Estimated
reduction in
pension
liabilities
£m

Estimated
reduction in
pension
liabilities
%

Estimated reduction in pension liabilities
£m

Estimated
reduction in
pension
liabilities
%

Discount rate

Increase by 0.5%
per annum

68.1

9.6

61.8

9.4

Expected rate of salary increases

Reduce by 0.5%
per annum

N/A

N/A

2.2

0.3

Expected rate of pension increases in payment

Reduce by 0.5%
per annum

45.4

6.4

42.4

6.4

Life expectancy

Reduce by one year

18.9

2.7

18.2

2.8

 

 



 

 

Directors' responsibility statement

To the best of their knowledge and belief, each of the Directors listed below confirms that:

-    The consolidated financial statements of Schroders plc, prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the EU, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit of Schroders plc and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole;

-    The announcement includes a fair summary of the development and performance of the business and the position of Schroders plc and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties that they face;

-    So far as each Director is aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the Company's auditors are unaware; and

-    They have each taken all the steps that ought to have been taken by them as Directors in order to make themselves aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the Company's auditors are aware of that information.

Directors:

Michael Miles

Chairman

Michael Dobson

Chief Executive

Alan Brown

Chief Investment Officer

Philip Mallinckrodt

Head of Private Banking

Kevin Parry

Chief Financial Officer

Massimo Tosato

Executive Vice Chairman and Global Head of Distribution

Andrew Beeson

Senior Independent Director

Ashley Almanza

Independent non-executive Director

Luc Bertrand

Independent non-executive Director

Robin Buchanan

Independent non-executive Director

Lord Howard of Penrith

Independent non-executive Director

Merlyn Lowther

Independent non-executive Director

Bruno Schroder

Non-executive Director

 

7 March 2012



 

Five-year consolidated financial summary

 

 


2011

£m

2010

£m

2009

£m

2008

£m

2007

£m

Profit before tax

407.3

406.9

137.5

123.1

392.5

Tax

(91.5)

(95.7)

(41.8)

(51.8)

(88.8)

Profit after tax

315.8

311.2

95.7

71.3

303.7


 





Earnings per share:

2011

Pence

2010

Pence

2009

Pence

2008

Pence

2007

Pence

Basic earnings per share

115.9

111.8

34.3

27.5

104.8

Diluted earnings per share

111.9

108.3

34.2

27.3

103.2


 

 

 

 

 

Dividends (IFRS):

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Cost (£m)

104.8

87.6

84.9

86.7

74.9

Pence per share*

39.0

32.0

31.0

31.0

26.5


 

 

 

 

 

Total equity (£m)

1,901.6

1,799.7

1,649.0

1,632.2

1,696.2


 

 

 

 

 

Net assets per share (pence)**

673

620

571

569

576

*Dividends per share are those amounts approved by the shareholders to be paid within the year on a per share basis to the shareholders on the register at the specified dates.

**Net assets per share are calculated by using the actual number of shares at the year-end date.

 

Assets under management - 2011 flows


£ billion

 

Total

 

Institutional

 

Intermediary


Private Banking

31 December 2010

196.7

106.4

74.1

16.2

Gross inflows

59.3

23.9

31.1

4.3

Gross outflows

(56.1)

(17.1)

(34.9)

(4.1)

Net flows

3.2

6.8

(3.8)

0.2

Investment returns

(12.6)

(4.8)

(7.4)

(0.4)

31 December 2011

187.3

108.4

62.9

16.0

 

 

Income and cost metrics for the Group

 

2011

2010

Cost: net revenue ratio

66%

67%

Compensation cost: operating revenue ratio

44%

45%

Bonus: pre-bonus operating profit

39%

40%

Return on average capital (pre-tax)

22%

24%

Return on average capital (post-tax)

17%

18%

 

Exchange rates - closing

 

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

Sterling:

 

 

 

 

 

Euro

1.20

1.17

1.13

1.03

1.36

US dollar

1.55

1.57

1.61

1.44

1.99

Swiss franc

1.45

1.46

1.67

1.53

2.25

Australian dollar

1.52

1.53

1.80

2.06

2.27

Hong Kong dollar

12.07

12.17

12.52

11.14

15.52

Japanese yen

119.57

126.98

150.33

130.33

222.38

Singaporean dollar

2.02

2.01

2.27

2.07

2.87

 

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