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Thursday 02 August, 2012

Schroders PLC

Half Yearly Report

RNS Number : 1146J
Schroders PLC
02 August 2012
 



Press Release                                              2 August 2012

Schroders plc

Half-year results to 30 June 2012 (unaudited)

                                                                                                                                                           

·  Profit before tax £177.4 million (H1 2011: £215.7 million)

·  Earnings per share 50.7 pence per share (H1 2011: 60.7 pence per share)

·  Interim dividend 13.0 pence per share (interim dividend 2011: 13.0 pence per share)

·  Net inflows £2.7 billion

·  Assets under management £194.6 billion (31 December 2011: £187.3 billion)

 

 

Six months ended

30 June 2012

£m

Six months ended

30 June 2011

£m

Year ended

31 December 2011

£m

Profit/(loss) before tax

 

 

 

                Asset Management

175.2

203.1

389.4

                Private Banking

10.4

12.3

23.8

                Group

(8.2)

0.3

(5.9)

Total profit before tax

177.4

215.7

407.3

Earnings per share (pence)

50.7

60.7

115.9

Dividend (pence)

13.0

13.0

39.0

Assets under management (£bn)

194.6

204.8

187.3

 

Contacts:

Schroders

Emma Holden - Head of Corporate Communications

+44 (0) 20 7658 2329

emma.holden@schroders.com

Maitland Consultancy         

William Clutterbuck



+44 (0) 20 7379 5151

wclutterbuck@maitland.co.uk

 

Management report

Financial markets remained volatile in the first half of 2012 with most of the gains made earlier in the year given back in the second quarter as concerns increased over the stability of the Eurozone and faltering economic growth. Consequently, there were no clear trends in investor sentiment beyond a natural reluctance amongst institutional, retail and high net worth clients to commit to long term investment strategies in the face of so much macro economic uncertainty.

In this challenging environment we were able to generate net new business of £2.7 billion in the first half of 2012 because of the diversification of our business across a broad range of asset classes, client segments and geographies. These new business wins, together with modest but positive investment returns for clients overall, took assets under management at the end of June to £194.6 billion (31 December 2011: £187.3 billion). Profit before tax in the first half of the year, reflecting the lower level of markets and assets under management compared to a year earlier, was £177.4 million (H1 2011: £215.7 million).

Shareholders' equity at the end of June was £1.9 billion (31 December 2011: £1.9 billion).

We are taking advantage of our financial strength to invest in the business across a number of areas. In the first quarter we announced the purchase of a 25 per cent. stake in Axis Asset Management in India. We are engaged in a major information technology upgrade in support of our investment teams and we are taking advantage of the dislocation in markets to add to our pool of talent.  While these investments add to our cost base, we believe they will position the firm well for the long term.

Asset Management

Asset Management net revenue was £491.0 million (H1 2011: £534.6 million) including performance fees of £10.1 million (H1 2011: £13.8 million). Net revenue margins, excluding performance fees, were 54 basis points (2011: 56 basis points) as a result of continued progress in winning new business in Institutional and in Multi-asset rather than any underlying pressure on fees. Profit before tax was £175.2 million (H1 2011: £203.1 million).

Investment performance continues to be competitive with 66 per cent. of assets under management outperforming their benchmark or peer group over three years. 

Net inflows in Institutional were £1.9 billion across Multi-asset, Equities and Alternatives, partially offset by net outflows in Fixed Income. Regionally, these new business wins were broadly spread across continental Europe, Asia and the Americas. We also have a good pipeline of new business we have won but which has not yet been funded, although we are seeing institutional clients delay funding decisions as a result of the volatile market environment. Assets under management in Institutional at the end of June were £113.3 billion (31 December 2011: £108.4 billion).

Unsurprisingly, retail investor demand continued to be affected by the very uncertain economic and market outlook. This was particularly true in continental Europe and to a lesser extent in Asia Pacific. We nevertheless generated net inflows in Intermediary of £1.0 billion with a strong performance in our US Intermediary business. Assets under management in Intermediary at the end of June were £65.3 billion (31 December 2011: £62.9 billion).

Private Banking

Net revenues in Private Banking were down nearly 10 per cent. at £52.6 million (H1 2011: £58.0 million) reflecting a reduction in assets under management compared to levels a year ago but, more importantly, a decline in net revenue margins as clients moved towards more defensive strategies and transaction volumes fell. This also affected new business flows and net outflows in the first half were £0.2 billion. Costs were down 8 per cent. after £1.8 million of additional provisions against previously impaired commercial property loans, and profit before tax was £10.4 million (H1 2011: £12.3 million).  Assets under management in Private Banking at the end of June were £16.0 billion (31 December 2011: £16.0 billion). 

Group

The Group segment comprises central costs and returns on investment capital, including seed capital in new products. 

Against a difficult investment environment, particularly in the second quarter, returns on our investment capital portfolio in the first half totalled £13.8 million (H1 2011: £8.1 million), of which £7.3 million (H1 2011: £1.7 million) was recognised in reserves. Excluding the profit in reserves, the result for the Group segment was a loss before tax of £8.2 million (H1 2011 profit: £0.3 million).  In 2011, there was a non-recurring pension credit of £12.1 million in the first half.

Dividend

The Board has declared an unchanged interim dividend of 13.0 pence per share (interim dividend 2011: 13.0 pence) payable on 27 September 2012 to shareholders on the register at 17 August 2012.

Outlook

Investor demand across our business will be affected by the high level of macro economic and market uncertainty which we expect to persist for the remainder of the year.  In this challenging environment our broad product range and global client base is resulting in a resilient performance.

 

Copies of today's 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 half-year results at 9.00am BST on Thursday, 2 August 2012 at 31 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QA. The webcast can be viewed live at www.schroders.com/ir and www.cantos.com. For individuals unable to participate in the live webcast, a replay will be available from midday on Thursday 2 August on www.schroders.com/ir. 

 

Forward-looking statements

These half-year results may contain certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations, strategy and businesses of the Schroders 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',  'estimates' 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 these half-year results. 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 these half-year results should be construed as a forecast, estimate or projection of future financial performance. 

 

 

Consolidated income statement


Notes

Six months

ended

30 June

2012

(unaudited)

Six months

ended

30 June

2011

(unaudited)

Year
ended
31 December
2011
(audited)

 


£m

£m

£m

Revenue

3

698.8

771.1

1,501.9

 

 

 


 

Cost of sales

 

(165.6)

(187.6)

(363.3)

 

 

 


 

Net gains on financial instruments and other income

 

10.8

9.7

14.0

 

 

 


 

Net revenue*

 

544.0

593.2

1,152.6

 

 

 


 

Operating expenses

 

(375.6)

(388.4)

(761.8)

 

 

 


 

Operating profit

 

168.4

204.8

390.8

 

 

 


 

Net finance income

 

6.2

8.5

14.5

 

 




Share of profit of associates and joint ventures

 

2.8

2.4

2.0

 

 

 


 

Profit before tax

 

177.4

215.7

407.3

 

 

 


 

Tax

4

(40.3)

(50.0)

(91.5)

 

 

 


 

Profit after tax

 

137.1

165.7

315.8

 

 

 


 

Earnings per share

 

 


 

Basic

5

50.7p

60.7p

115.9p

Diluted

5

 49.2p

58.7p

111.9p

 

* Non-GAAP measure of performance.

 

 

 

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income


 

 

 

 

Notes

 

Six months

ended

30 June

2012

(unaudited)

£m

Six months

ended

30 June

2011

(unaudited)

£m

Year

ended

31 December

2011

(audited)

£m

Profit for the period


137.1

165.7

315.8

Net exchange differences on translation of foreign operations after hedging


(8.9)

14.9

2.1

Actuarial (losses)/gains on defined benefit pension schemes

10

(12.9)

9.3

(0.5)

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


6.5

2.1

(16.3)

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


1.1

(1.1)

(3.5)

Tax on items taken directly to other comprehensive income


0.3

(1.9)

(1.7)

Other comprehensive (losses)/gains for the period


(13.9)

23.3

(19.9)

Total comprehensive income for the period net of tax


123.2

189.0

295.9

 

 

 

Consolidated statement of financial position

 

 


Notes

30 June

2012

(unaudited)

£m

30 June
2011
(unaudited)

£m

31 December

2011

(audited)

£m

Assets


 



Cash and cash equivalents


2,329.3

2,033.9

2,338.7

Trade and other receivables


455.2

458.2

411.2

Financial assets


2,225.5

2,400.4

2,165.2

Associates and joint ventures


57.6

59.5

58.4

Property, plant and equipment


14.0

17.9

16.2

Goodwill and intangible assets


141.9

143.7

144.1

Deferred tax


49.4

48.9

50.1

Retirement benefit scheme surplus

10

43.0

59.9

55.7

 


5,315.9

5,222.4

5,239.6

Assets backing unit-linked liabilities


 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents


827.8

1,139.3

673.6

Financial assets


8,365.9

7,752.4

7,971.6

 


9,193.7

8,891.7

8,645.2

Total assets


14,509.6

14,114.1

13,884.8

 


 


 

Liabilities


 


 

Trade and other payables


494.8

554.1

580.9

Financial liabilities


2,743.5

2,703.3

2,642.1

Current tax


71.1

57.2

51.8

Provisions


57.4

52.1

52.7

Deferred tax


2.5

3.2

2.6

Retirement benefit scheme deficits

10

8.1

7.1

7.9

 


3,377.4

3,377.0

3,338.0

Unit-linked liabilities


9,193.7

8,891.7

8,645.2

Total liabilities


12,571.1

12,268.7

11,983.2

 


 

 

 

Net assets


1,938.5

1,845.4

1,901.6

 


 

 

 

Equity 


1,938.5

1,845.4

1,901.6


 

Consolidated statement of changes in equity

Six months ended 30 June 2012 (unaudited)

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 2012

87.8

(172.5)

123.8

25.8

34.9

1,519.3

1,901.6


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

2.8

-

134.3

137.1









Net exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

-

-

-

(11.7)

-

-

-

(11.7)

Net exchange differences on hedging of foreign operations

-

-

-

2.8

-

-

-

2.8

Actuarial losses on defined benefit pension schemes

-

-

-

-

-

-

(12.9)

(12.9)

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

-

-

-

-

1.1

9.8

-

10.9

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

-

-

-

-

-

(2.5)

-

(2.5)

Net exchange differences on available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

-

-

-

(0.8)

-

(0.8)

Tax on items taken directly to other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.3

0.3

Other comprehensive (loss)/income

-

-

-

(8.9)

1.1

6.5

(12.6)

(13.9)









Shares issued

0.2

1.4

-

-

-

-

-

1.6

Shares cancelled

(0.2)

-

-

-

-

-

0.2

-

Share-based payments

-

-

-

-


-

21.4

21.4

Tax in respect of share schemes

-

-

-

-

-

-

1.4

1.4

Dividends attributable to owners of the parent

-

-

-

-

-

-

(69.4)

(69.4)

Own shares purchased net of disposals

-

-

(41.3)

-

-

-

-

(41.3)

Transactions with owners

-

1.4

(41.3)

-

-

-

(46.4)

(86.3)










Transfers

-

-

44.9

-

(4.1)

-

(40.8)

-

At 30 June 2012

282.5

89.2

(168.9)

114.9

25.6

41.4

1,553.8

1,938.5

 

 

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2011 (unaudited)

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 period

-

-

-

-

3.1

-

162.6

165.7


 

 

 

 


 



Net exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

-

-

-

17.7

-

-

0.2

17.9

Net exchange differences on hedging of foreign operations

-

-

-

(2.9)

-

-

-

(2.9)

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

-

-

-

(0.1)

-

-

-

(0.1)

Actuarial gains on defined benefit pension schemes*

-

-

-

-

-

-

9.3

9.3

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

-

-

-

-

(1.1)

3.8

-

2.7

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

-

-

-

-

-

(2.1)

-

(2.1)

Net exchange differences on available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

-

0.4

-

-

-

0.4

Tax on items taken directly to other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1.9)

(1.9)

Other comprehensive income/(loss)

-

-

-

15.1

(1.1)

1.7

7.6

23.3


 

 

 

 





Shares issued

0.3

1.6

-

-

-

-

-

1.9

Share-based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

28.8

28.8

Tax in respect of share schemes

-

-

-

-

-

-

(0.1)

(0.1)

Dividends attributable to owners of the parent

-

-

-

-

-

-

(70.1)

(70.1)

Dividends attributable to non-controlling interests

-

-

-

-

-

-

(3.3)

(3.3)

Own shares purchased net of disposals

-

-

(100.5)

-

-

-

-

(100.5)

Transactions with owners

0.3

1.6

(100.5)

-

-

-

(44.7)

(143.3)


 

 


 





Transfers

-

-

51.3

-

(8.6)

-

(42.7)

-

At 30 June 2011

290.7

86.3

(248.3)

137.2

28.9

52.5

1,498.1

1,845.4

* Includes £0.1 million actuarial loss in respect of a non-UK defined benefit pension scheme

 

 

Year ended 31 December 2011 (audited)

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


Consolidated cash flow statement

 

 
Notes
Six months
ended
30 June
2012
(unaudited)
£m
Six months
ended
30 June
2011
(unaudited)
£m
Year
ended
31 December
2011
(audited)
£m
Net cash from operating activities
9
369.6
596.4
426.8
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities
 
 
 
 
Net purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets
 
(3.4)
(5.5)
(12.7)
Net (acquisition)/disposal of financial assets
 
(97.4)
(21.9)
114.6
Non-banking interest received
 
5.9
8.3
15.0
Distributions received from associates and joint ventures
 
1.0
8.6
9.0
Net cash (used in)/from investing activities
 
(93.9)
(10.5)
125.9
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from issue of non-voting ordinary shares
 
1.6
1.9
3.6
Purchase of non-voting ordinary shares for cancellation
 
-
-
(24.4)
Net acquisition of own shares
 
(41.3)
(100.5)
(101.7)
Net repayments of borrowings
 
-
(18.6)
(18.6)
Dividends paid
 
(69.4)
(70.1)
(104.8)
Other flows
 
(0.8)
(4.0)
(4.8)
Net cash used in financing activities
 
(109.9)
(191.3)
(250.7)
 
 
 
 
 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
165.8
394.6
302.0
 
 
 
 
 
Opening cash and cash equivalents
 
3,012.3
2,711.7
2,711.7
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
165.8
394.6
302.0
Effect of exchange rate changes
 
(21.0)
66.9
(1.4)
Closing cash and cash equivalents
 
3,157.1
3,173.2
3,012.3
 
 
 
 
 
Closing cash and cash equivalents consists of:
 
 
 
 
Cash backing unit-linked liabilities
 
827.8
1,139.3
673.6
Other cash and cash equivalents held by the Group:
 
 
 
 
Cash
 
1,471.9
1,453.2
1,396.9
Cash equivalents
 
857.4
580.7
941.8
 
 
2,329.3
2,033.9
2,338.7
 
 
3,157.1
3,173.2
3,012.3
 

 The Group is not legally entitled to draw on the cash backing unit-linked liabilities for its own corporate purposes.

 

 

 

Explanatory notes to the half-year results

Within the notes to the half-year results, all current and comparative data covering periods to (or as at) 30 June are unaudited. Data given in respect of the comparative year ended (or as at) 31 December 2011 is audited.

 

1. Basis of preparation

The half-year results are unaudited and do not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The statutory accounts for 2011, which were 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, have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditors' opinion on these accounts was unqualified and did not contain a statement made under Section 498 of the Companies Act 2006.

The half-year results have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard (IAS) 34 'Interim Financial Reporting' and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority.

The Group has considerable financial resources, a broad range of products and a geographically diversified business. As a consequence, the Directors believe that the Group is well placed to manage its business risks in the context of the current economic outlook. Accordingly, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.  They therefore continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing these half-year results.

The accounting policies applied in these half-year results are consistent with those applied in the Group's statutory accounts for 2011.

The presentation of the financial statements was reformatted at 31 December 2011 to enable greater understanding of the financial results and position of the Group. Where appropriate the comparative information at 30 June 2011 has consequently been reformatted.

 

2. Segmental reporting

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 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.

 

  

Asset

Management

Private Banking

Group

Total

Six months ended 30 June 2012

£m

£m

£m

£m

Fee income

631.9

49.1

0.2

681.2

Banking interest receivable

-

17.6

-

17.6

Revenue

631.9

66.7

0.2

698.8

Fee expense

(151.5)

(3.6)

-

(155.1)

Banking interest payable

-

(10.5)

-

(10.5)

Cost of sales

(151.5)

(14.1)

-

(165.6)

Net gains on financial instruments and other income

10.6

-

0.2

10.8

Net revenue

491.0

52.6

0.4

544.0

Operating expenses

(319.0)

(42.2)*

(14.4)

(375.6)

Operating profit/(loss)

172.0

10.4

(14.0)

168.4

Net finance (charge)/income

(0.1)

-

6.3

6.2

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

3.3

-

(0.5)

2.8

Profit/(loss) before tax

175.2

10.4

(8.2)

177.4

 

*Includes £1.8 million in respect of loan loss provisions

 

  

Asset

Management

Private Banking

Group

Total

Six months ended 30 June 2011

£m

£m

£m

£m

Fee income

699.3

54.1

0.2

753.6

Banking interest receivable

-

17.5

-

17.5

Revenue

699.3

71.6

0.2

771.1

Fee expense

(173.9)

(3.4)

-

(177.3)

Banking interest payable

-

(10.3)

-

(10.3)

Cost of sales

(173.9)

(13.7)

-

(187.6)

Net gains on financial instruments and other income

9.2

0.1

0.4

9.7

Net revenue

534.6

58.0

0.6

593.2

Operating expenses

(335.2)

(45.7)

(7.5)

(388.4)

Operating profit/(loss)

199.4

12.3

(6.9)

204.8

Net finance (charge)/income

(0.5)

-

9.0

8.5

Share of profit/(loss) of associates

and joint ventures

4.2

-

(1.8)

2.4

Profit before tax

203.1

12.3

0.3

215.7

 


Asset Management

Private Banking

Group

Total

Year ended 31 December 2011

£m

£m

£m

£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

 

3. Revenue


Six months

ended
30 June

2012
£m

Six months

ended
30 June

2011
£m

Year

ended
31 December

2011
£m

Management fees

600.6

653.8

1,267.0

Performance fees

10.1

14.6

37.8

Other fees

70.5

85.2

161.2

Interest income receivable by Private Banking subsidiaries

17.6

17.5

35.9


698.8

771.1

1,501.9

 

4. Tax expense

(a) Analysis of charge in the period

 

Six months
ended
30 June
2012
£m

Six months
ended
30 June
2011
£m

Year
ended
31 December
2011
£m

UK corporation tax on profits for the period

11.5

19.1

31.6

Adjustments in respect of prior periods

1.6

(0.2)

-

Foreign tax - current

28.5

31.0

67.1

Foreign tax - adjustments in respect of prior periods

(0.4)

0.1

0.8

Total current tax

41.2

50.0

99.5

Origination and reversal of temporary differences

1.1

(3.0)

(7.9)

Adjustments in respect of prior periods

(1.8)

0.4

(1.7)

Effect of changes in corporation tax rates

(0.2)

2.6

1.6

Total deferred tax

(0.9)

-

(8.0)

Total tax charge for the period

40.3

50.0

91.5

 

(b) Analysis of (credit)/charge taken to other comprehensive income

 

Six months
ended
30 June
2012
£m

Six months
ended
30 June
2011
£m

Year
ended
31 December
2011
£m

Current income tax on movements on

available-for-sale financial assets

-

-

(0.1)

Deferred tax on actuarial (losses)/gains on defined benefit pension schemes

(3.2)

2.5

(0.1)

Deferred tax  - effect of changes in corporation tax rates

2.9

(0.6)

1.9

Tax (credit)/charge taken to other comprehensive income

(0.3)

1.9

1.7

 

(c) Analysis of (credit)/charge reported in equity

 

Six months
ended
30 June
2012
£m

Six months
ended
30 June
2011
£m

Year
ended
31 December
2011
£m

Current income tax on Equity Compensation Plan and share option awards

(3.3)

(3.5)

(3.9)

Deferred tax on Equity Compensation Plan and share option awards - current year

1.7

2.5

9.2

Deferred tax  - effect of changes in corporation tax rates

0.2

1.1

0.8

Tax (credit)/charge reported in equity

(1.4)

0.1

6.1

 

The tax charge for the period has been arrived at by estimating an effective annual tax rate for each tax jurisdiction and applying that rate individually to the pre-tax income of that jurisdiction.

 

5. Earnings per share

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

 

Six months

ended

30 June

2012

Millions

Six months

ended

30 June

2011

Millions

Year

ended

31 December

2011

Millions

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

270.1

272.5

272.3

Effect of dilutive potential shares - share options

7.5

9.1

9.2

Effect of dilutive potential shares - contingently issuable shares

0.5

0.5

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

278.1

282.1

282.0

 

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

 

6. Dividends

 

Six months

ended 30 June

2012

Six months

ended 30 June

 2011

Year

ended 31 December

 2011

 

£m

Pence per share

£m

Pence per share

£m

Pence per share

Declared and paid in period:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final dividend

69.4

26.0

70.1

26.0

70.1

26.0

Interim dividend

-

-

-

-

34.7

13.0

 

69.4

26.0

70.1

26.0

104.8

39.0

Interim dividend for 2012

34.6

13.0

 

 

 

 

 

7. 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 2012

282.5

226.0

56.5

282.5

87.8

Shares issued

0.2

-

0.2

0.2

1.4

Shares cancelled

(0.2)

-

(0.2)

(0.2)

-

At 30 June 2012

282.5

226.0

56.5

282.5

89.2

 

 

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

0.3

-

0.3

0.3

1.6

At 30 June 2011

290.7

226.0

64.7

290.7

86.3

 

 

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

 

During the period, 0.2 million non-voting ordinary shares previously held in treasury were cancelled (six months to 30 June 2011: nil, year to 31 December 2011: 8.4 million). Shares held in treasury are included in own shares.

 

 

8. 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 period were as follows:

 

Six months

ended

30 June
2012

£m

Six months

ended

30 June
2011

£m

Year
ended

31 December

2011

£m

At 1 January

(172.5)

(199.1)

(199.1)

Own shares purchased

(41.3)

(100.5)

(101.4)

Cancellation of own shares held in treasury *

2.7

-

75.3

Awards vested*

42.2

51.3

52.7

At 30 June/31 December

(168.9)

(248.3)

(172.5)


* Own shares balances are transferred to the profit and loss reserve insofar as they relate to treasury shares that have been cancelled or share-based payments that have vested.

 

9. Reconciliation of net cash from operating activities

 

Six months

ended

30 June

2012

£m

Six months
ended

30 June

2011

£m

Year
ended

31 December

2011

£m

Operating profit

168.4

204.8

390.8

 



 

Adjustments for income statement non-cash movements:



 

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

6.3

7.1

14.1

Net losses and impairment taken through the income statement on  financial instruments

0.8

1.9

3.2

Share-based payments

21.4

28.8

42.7

Net charge for provisions

1.9

10.0

11.3

Other non-cash movements

7.7

(16.8)

(7.6)


38.1

31.0

63.7

Adjustments for other income statement cash movements:



 

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

-

(3.1)

(3.1)

Tax paid

(45.9)

(32.7)

(78.5)

Interest paid

(0.2)

(0.1)

(0.2)


(46.1)

(35.9)

(81.8)

Adjustments for balance sheet movements:



 

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

35.4

(14.2)

61.9

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables and provisions

19.6

(20.9)

26.3


55.0

(35.1)

88.2

Adjustments for life company movements:



 

Net purchase of assets backing unit-linked liabilities

(394.3)

(186.7)

(405.9)

Net increase in unit-linked liabilities

548.5

618.3

371.8


154.2

431.6

(34.1)




 

Net cash from operating activities

369.6

596.4

426.8

 

10. Retirement benefit obligations

The amounts recognised in the consolidated statement of financial position are:

 

Six months

ended

30 June
2012

£m

Six months

ended

30 June
2011

£m

Year

ended

31 December
2011

£m

At 1 January

763.8

692.9

692.9

Expected return

16.1

22.0

44.7

Actuarial (losses)/gains

(11.9)

(0.1)

42.6

Contributions by employer

-

3.1

3.1

Benefits paid

(10.7)

(9.8)

(19.5)

Fair value of plan assets

757.3

708.1

763.8

 



 

At 1 January

(708.1)

(658.5)

(658.5)

Current service cost

-

(2.8)

(2.8)

Interest cost

(15.9)

(16.4)

(33.4)

Curtailment

-

10.2

10.2

Actuarial (losses)/gains

(1.0)

9.5

(43.1)

Benefits paid

10.7

9.8

19.5

Present value of funded obligation

(714.3)

(648.2)

(708.1)

 



 

Net surplus in respect of the UK defined benefit Scheme

43.0

59.9

55.7

 




Net deficits in respect of other defined benefit
schemes

8.1

7.1

7.9

 

The principal financial assumptions used for the UK defined benefit Scheme were as follows:

 

Six months

ended

30 June

2012

%

Six months

ended

30 June

2011

%

Year

ended

31 December

2011

%

Discount rate

4.4

5.4

4.6

RPI inflation rate

3.2

3.8

3.4

CPI inflation rate

2.4

3.3

2.6

Future pension increases
(for benefits earned before 13 August 2007)

3.1

3.7

3.3

Future pension increases
(for benefits earned after 13 August 2007)

2.1

2.4

2.3

 

 

Additional information

Assets under management

Six months to 30 June 2012

 

Institutional

£bn

 

Intermediary

£bn

 

Private Banking

£bn

 

Total

£bn

31 December 2011

108.4

62.9

16.0

187.3

Net flows

1.9

1.0

(0.2)

2.7

Investment returns

3.0

1.4

0.2

4.6

30 June 2012

113.3

65.3

16.0

194.6

 

Three months to 30 June 2012

 

Institutional

£bn

 

Intermediary

£bn

 

Private Banking

£bn

 

Total

£bn

31 March 2012

116.2

67.0

16.4

199.6

Net flows

0.5

0.7

(0.1)

1.1

Investment returns

(3.4)

(2.4)

(0.3)

(6.1)

30 June 2012

113.3

65.3

16.0

194.6

 

Income and cost metrics for the Group

 

Six months

ended

30 June

2012

Six months

ended

30 June

2011

Year

ended

31 December

2011

Costs: net revenue ratio

69%

65%

66%

Compensation costs: operating revenue ratio

47%

44%

44%

Bonus: pre-bonus operating profit

38%

40%

39%

Return on average capital (pre-tax)

18%

24%

22%

Return on average capital (post-tax)

14%

18%

17%

 

 

 

 

Key risks

Like any other asset management business, we are exposed to a range of risks. These risks, if not managed properly, increase the possibility of the Group not being able to meet its objectives. Some of them, like the risks inherent in taking active investment decisions on behalf of clients, are the risks we are in business to take.

The key risks to which the Group will be exposed in the second half of 2012 are expected to be substantially the same as those described in the 2011 Annual Report, being market, investment performance and liquidity risk, credit risk, operational risk and emerging risks, including the Eurozone crisis.

 

Directors' responsibility statement

On behalf of the Directors, I confirm to the best of my knowledge that the half-year results:

·  have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 as adopted by the European Union;

·  include a fair review of the information required by Disclosure and Transparency Rule 4.2.7, namely important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial period and their impact on the half-year results, as well as a description of the principal risks and uncertainties faced by the Group and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole for the remaining six months of the financial year; and

·  include, as required by Disclosure and Transparency Rule 4.2.8, a fair review of material related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the financial period and any material changes to the related party transactions described in the last Annual Report.

A list of current Directors is maintained on the Schroders plc website: www.schroders.com

On behalf of the Board

 

Kevin Parry
Chief Financial Officer


 

 

1 August 2012

 

 

Independent review report to Schroders plc

Introduction

We have been engaged by the Company to review the condensed set of financial statements on pages 4 to 17 of the half-year results for the six months ended 30 June 2012, which comprises the consolidated income statement, the consolidated statement of comprehensive income, the consolidated statement of financial position, the consolidated statement of changes in equity, the consolidated cash flow statement and related notes. We have read the other information contained in the half-year results and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

Directors' responsibilities

The half-year results are the responsibility of, and have been approved by, the Directors. The Directors are responsible for preparing the half-year results in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority.

As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union. The condensed set of financial statements included in these half-year results has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, 'Interim Financial Reporting', as adopted by the European Union.

Our responsibility

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-year results based on our review. This report, including the conclusion, has been prepared for and only for the Company for the purpose of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority and for no other purpose. We do not, in producing this report, accept or assume responsibility for any other purpose or to any other person to whom this report is shown or into whose hands it may come save where expressly agreed by our prior consent in writing.

Scope of review

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410, 'Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity' issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the United Kingdom. A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-year results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority.

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Chartered Accountants
1 August 2012

London


Notes:

(a)   The maintenance and integrity of the Schroders plc website is the responsibility of the Directors; the work carried out by the auditors does not involve consideration of these matters and, accordingly, the auditors accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the financial statements since they were initially presented on the website.

(b)   Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.


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