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Tuesday 28 July, 2009

Jarvis Securities

Interim Report - six months t

RNS Number : 3402W
Jarvis Securities plc
28 July 2009
 



28 July 2008


JARVIS SECURITIES PLC

('Jarvis', the 'Company' or the 'Group')


Interim Report for the six months to 30 June 2009


Highlights


- Average daily trade volumes up 40% on the first six months of 2008

- Derivatives income up 87% on a year ago

- Client cash balances up 29% on 30 June 2008

- Material contract win with a major building society

- Profit before tax of £1.1m (including bad debts of £0.05m)

- Revenue excluding interest turn up 9.6% on six months ended 30 June 2008

- Second interim dividend of 2p per ordinary share declared


Andrew Grant, Chairman and CEO commented, 'In the first half of the year we have experienced record trading volumes, signed a number of new commercial agreements and importantly won a contract with a major UK building society. We are still being impacted by historically low interest rates but remain cautiously optimistic for the rest of the year.'



Enquiries: 

 

Jarvis Securities plc            0870 224 1111

Mathew Edmett


Arbuthnot Securities             020 7012 2000

Alasdair Younie/Katie Shelton


Notes: 

Jarvis Securities plc is the holding company for Jarvis Investment Management plc (AIM: JIM.L) a stock broking company and outsourced service provider for bespoke tailored financial administration. Jarvis was established in 1984 and is a member of the London Stock Exchange; a broker dealer member of PLUS Markets, authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and an HM Revenue & Customs approved ISA manager. Jarvis has more than 30,000 retail clients and a growing number of institutional clients. As well as normal retail broking Jarvis provides cost effective and flexible share trading facilities within ISA and SIPP wrappers. 

 

Jarvis provides outsourced and partnered financial administration services to a number of third party organisations. These organisations include advisers, stockbrokers, banks and fund managers. Jarvis can tailor its administration processes to the requirements of each organisation and has a strong reputation for flexibility and cost-effectiveness.


This announcement can also be found on the Company's website, www.jarvissecurities.co.uk



Chairman's statement


During the period under review we have seen record trade volumes with trade numbers higher for every month than ever before. Overall, daily average volumes are more than 40% higher than a year ago. We have also seen an accelerated increase in client numbers and our derivatives income is 87% higher than the first half of 2008. A number of new commercial agreements have also been signed, most notably a material new contract with a major UK building society that will start to add to revenue from the end of this year. Our results have been impacted by the failure of a number of other firms that we provided settlement services for. I believe that we are at the end of this process, leaving us with a higher quality of more robust and established commercial clients going forward.


As noted in my last statement and in other announcements recently, the rapid fall in bank base rate has also impacted on our financial performance. The unprecedented reduction in base rates from 5% to 0.5% in just a year has been reflected in the term deposit rates that the Company earns on investing client money. This is a significant part of our revenue and the impact of this fall in deposit rates despite having record levels of cash deposits is to lower our profit before tax by more than £600,000 from what we would have achieved at the deposit rates for the comparative period in 2008. Such a large drop in treasury revenues has clearly impacted on our margin.


Our financial performance remains subject to the interest rate environment and will no doubt disguise some of the advances made in other areas of the operation in 2009. The new spread betting service is due to launch imminently and the growth in derivatives revenues is anticipated to continue. We have some significant new commercial clients and we aim to grow our own retail client base substantially with the introduction of further services. The Board will remain alert to any acquisition opportunities, having considered some proposals recently, and we shall maintain our focus on growing shareholder value through these difficult times. I remain cautiously optimistic for the rest of 2009 and positive for our longer-term prospects.


Andrew J Grant

Chairman


Key performance indicators (KPI)


The key performance indicators (KPIs) are designed to give stakeholders in the business a more rounded view of the Group's performance. Further details on the KPIs and their measurement can be found in the last Annual Report. A selection of KPIs and the Group's results to the interim period for these are detailed below. These results have been annualised from the position at 30 June 2009 where measurement over a year is required.


KPI:

30/6/09

30/6/08




Profit before tax margin

47%

53%

ROCE - return on capital employed (annualised)

162%

141%

Revenue per employee (annualised)

£167,902

£203,049

Funds under administration

£431M

£445M

Growth in client numbers (annualised)

7.8%

1.4%

Complaints ratio (annualised)

1.10

0.27

Telephone calls answered in three rings

87%

91%

Sickness days (annualised)

1.51%

1.75%

Growth in basic earnings per share

-13.1%

12.5%






Consolidated income statement for the period ended 30 June 2009





Six months ended


Notes


30/6/09

30/6/08




£

£

Continuing operations:





Revenue



2,308,657

2,521,187

Administrative expenses



(1,219,673)

(1,183,779)

Finance costs



(2,209)

(7,440)

Profit before income tax



1,086,775

1,329,968

Income tax charge

4


(294,041)

(393,076)

Profit for the period



792,734

936,892






Attributable to equity holders of the parent



792,734

936,892






Earnings per share

5


p

p

Basic



7.58

8.72

Diluted



7.10

8.14








Consolidated statement of financial position at 30 June 2009



Notes

30/6/09


31/12/08

30/6/08





£

£

Assets






Non-current assets






Property, plant and equipment


322,704


333,286

398,861

Intangible assets


430,673


39,396

48,982

Goodwill


342,872


342,872

342,872

Investment held to maturity


39,601


39,601

39,601

Available-for-sale investments


115,001


57,500

399

Deferred income tax


-


3,143

180,081



1,250,851


815,798

1,010,796

Current assets






Trade and other receivables


6,792,679


5,342,108

7,275,484

Investments held for trading


56,161


50,848

25,635

Cash and cash equivalents


10,424,001


4,697,721

11,821,534



17,272,841


10,090,677

19,122,653

Total assets


18,523,692


10,906,475

20,133,449







Equity and liabilities






Capital and reserves






Share capital

7

105,000


105,000

105,000

Share premium


779,934


779,934

779,934

Merger reserve


9,900


9,900

9,900

Capital redemption reserve


9,845


9,845

9,845

Revaluation reserve


113,902


56,401

-

Other reserves


63,114


54,099

44,476

Retained earnings


340,916


1,255,387

1,012,571

Own shares held in treasury


(83,319)


(83,319)

(80,235)

Total equity


1,339,292


2,187,247

1,881,491

Current liabilities






Trade and other payables


16,396,267


8,135,670

17,385,791

Income tax

4

788,133


583,558

866,167

Total liabilities


17,184,400


8,719,228

18,251,958

Total equity and liabilities


18,523,692


10,906,475

20,133,449



Consolidated statement of comprehensive income






Six months ended





30/6/09

30/6/08





£

£

Purchase of own shares




-

(798,629)

Deferred tax (charge) / asset on share options




-

100,674

Net income recognised directly in equity




-

(697,955)

Profit for the period




792,734

936,892

Total comprehensive income for the period



792,734

238,937

Attributable to equity holders of the parent




792,734

238,937


  Consolidated statement of changes in equity for the period



Share capital

Share premium

Merger reserve

Capital redemption reserve

Revaluation reserve

Other reserves

Retained earnings

Own shares held

Attributable to equity holders of the company


£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

Balance at 31/12/07

108,000

779,934

9,900

6,845

-

34,010

695,329

(1,930)

1,632,088

Purchase of own shares

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(798,629)

(798,629)

Sale of shares from treasury

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Deferred tax asset on options

-

-

-

-

-

-

100,674

-

100,674

Net income recognised directly in equity


-


-


-


-


-


-


100,674


(798,629)


(697,955)

Cancellation of own shares

(3,000)

-

-

3,000

-

-

(720,324)

720,324

-

Expense of employee options

-

-

-

-

-

10,466

-

-

10,466

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

936,892

-

936,892

Balance at 30/6/08

105,000

779,934

9,900

9,845

-

44,476

1,012,571

(80,235)

1,881,491

Purchase of own shares

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(44,334)

(44,334)

Sale of shares from treasury

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

41,250

41,250

Deferred tax charged

-

-

-

-

-

-

(129,978)

-

(129,978)

Net income recognised directly in equity


-


-


-


-


-


-


(129,978)


(3,084)


(133,062)

Expense of employee options

-

-

-

-

-

9,623

-

-

9,623

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

372,794

-

372,794

Investment revaluation

-

-

-

-

56,401

-

-

-

56,401

Balance at 31/12/08

105,000

779,934

9,900

9,845

56,401

54,099

1,255,387

(83,319)

2,187,247

Expense of employee options

-

-

-

-

-

9,015

-

-

9,015

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

792,734

-

792,734

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,707,205)

-

(1,707,205)

Investment revaluation

-

-

-

-

57,501

-

-

-

57,501

Balance at 30/6/09

105,000

779,934

9,900

9,845

113,902

63,114

340,916

(83,319)

1,339,292



Condensed statement of cashflows for the period ended 30 June 2009






Six months ended





30/6/09

30/6/08





£

£

Net cash from operating activities




616,495

2,214,002

Additions to non-current assets




(327,961)

(393,285)

Proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment


-

469

Other investing cash flows (net)




-

(20,000)

Net cash used in investing activities




(327,961)

(412,816)

Other financing cash flows (net)




(313,860)

(1,446,629)

Net cash from (used in) financing activities



(313,860)

(1,446,629)

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents


(25,326)

354,557

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January




273,621

880,591

Cash and cash equivalents at 30 June




248,295

1,235,148

Bank balances and cash




248,295

1,235,148

Net cash held to settle DVP bargains




10,175,706

10,586,386

Cash and cash equivalents per Balance Sheet



10,424,001

11,821,534


Notes forming part of the interim financial statements


1. Basis of preparation


The interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard (IAS) 34, Interim Financial Reporting. These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with those IFRS standards and IFRIC interpretations issued and effective or issued and early adopted as at the time of preparing these statements (July 2009).


These consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention, as modified by the revaluation of available-for-sale financial assets, and financial assets and liabilities at fair value through profit or loss.


The following IFRS standards, amendments and interpretations are effective for the company from 1 January 2010 and hence have not been adopted within these financial statements. The adoptions of these standards, amendments and interpretations is not expected to have a material impact on the company's profit for the year or equity:


Title

Issued

Effective Date

IFRS Improvements re IFRS 5 (see detail below)

May-08

Accounting periods beginning on or after 01/07/2009

IAS 27 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements

Jan-08

Accounting periods beginning on or after 01/07/2009

IFRS 3 Business Combinations

Jan-08

Acquisitions in Accounting periods beginning on or after 01/07/2009

IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement (Amendment) - Eligible Hedged Items

Jul-08

Accounting periods beginning on or after 01/07/2009

IFRIC 17 Distributions of Non-cash Assets to Owners

Nov-08

Accounting periods beginning on or after 01/07/2009

IFRS 1 First- time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (revised)

Nov-08

Accounting periods beginning on or after 01/07/2009

Embedded Derivatives - Amendments to IFRIC 9 and IAS 39

Mar-09

Accounting periods beginning on or after 30/06/2009

Group Cash-settled Share-based Payment Transactions

Jun-09

Accounting periods beginning on or after 01/01/2010


The preparation of financial statements in accordance with IAS34 requires the use of certain accounting estimates. It also requires management to exercise judgement in the process of applying the Company's accounting policies. The areas involving a high degree of judgement or complexity, or areas where the assumptions and estimates are significant to the consolidated interim financial statements, are disclosed in Note 9.


The financial information contained in this report, which has not been audited, does not constitute statutory accounts as defined by Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The auditors' report for the 2008 accounts was unqualified and did not contain a statement under Section 237(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 1985 or Section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.


2. Accounting policies


(a) Revenue


Revenue represents net sales of services, commissions and interest excluding value added tax. Management fees charged in arrears are accrued pro-rata for the expired period of each charging interval. Interest is accrued on cash deposits pro-rata for the expired period of the deposit. Commission income is recognised as earned.


(b) Basis of consolidation


Subsidiaries are all entities over which the Group has the power to govern the financial and operating policies generally accompanying a shareholding of more than half of the voting rights. The existence and effect of potential voting rights that are currently exercisable or convertible are considered when assessing whether the Group controls another entity. Subsidiaries are fully consolidated from the date on which control is transferred to the Group. They are deconsolidated from the date on which control ceases. The group financial statements consolidate the financial statements of Jarvis Securities plc, Jarvis Investment Management plc, Sharegain Limited, JIM Nominees Limited, Galleon Nominees Limited and Dudley Road Nominees Limited made up to 30 June 2009. 


The Group uses the purchase method of accounting for the acquisition of subsidiaries. The cost of an acquisition is measured as the fair value of the assets given, equity instruments issued and liabilities incurred or assumed at the date of exchange, plus costs directly attributable to the acquisition. Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities and contingent liabilities assumed in a business combination are measured initially at their fair values at the acquisition date, irrespective of the extent of any minority interest. The cost of acquisition over the fair value of the Group's share of identifiable net assets acquired is recorded as goodwill. If the cost of acquisition is less than the fair value of the Group's share of the net assets of the subsidiary acquired, the difference is recognised in the income statement.


Intra-group sales and profits are eliminated on consolidation and all sales and profit figures relate to external transactions only. No profit and loss account is presented for Jarvis Securities plc as provided by S408 of the Companies Act 2006.


(c) Property, plant and equipment


All property, plant and equipment is shown at cost less subsequent depreciation and impairment. Cost includes expenditure that is directly attributable to the acquisition of the items. Depreciation is provided on cost in equal annual instalments over the lives of the assets at the following rates:


Leasehold improvements

- 33% on cost

Motor vehicles

- 15% on cost

Office equipment

- 20% on cost


The assets' residual values and useful lives are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, at each balance sheet date. Gains and losses on disposals are determined by comparing proceeds with carrying amount. These are included in the income statement. Impairment reviews of property, plant and equipment are undertaken if there are indications that the carrying values may not be recoverable or that the recoverable amounts may be less than the asset's carrying value.


(d) Intangible assets


Intangible assets are capitalised at their fair value on acquisition and carried at cost less accumulated amortisation. Amortisation is charged to administrative expenses within the income statement and provided on cost in equal annual instalments over the lives of the assets at the following rates:


Databases

- 4% on cost

Software developments

- 33% on cost

Website 

- 33% on cost


Impairment reviews of intangible assets are undertaken if there are indications that the carrying values may not be recoverable or that the recoverable amounts may be less than the asset's carrying value.


(e) Goodwill


Goodwill represents the excess of the fair value of the consideration given over the aggregate fair values of the net identifiable assets of the acquired trade and assets at the date of acquisition. Goodwill is tested annually for impairment and carried at cost less accumulated impairment losses.


(f) Deferred income tax


Deferred income tax is provided in full, using the liability method, on differences arising between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their carrying amounts in the consolidated financial statements. The deferred income tax is not accounted for if it arises from initial recognition of an asset or liability in a transaction, other than a business combination, that at the time of the transaction affects neither accounting or taxable profit or loss. Deferred income tax is determined using tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the balance sheet date and are expected to apply when the related deferred income tax asset is realised or the deferred income tax liability is settled.


Deferred income tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profit will be available against which the temporary differences can be utilised.


Deferred income tax is provided on temporary differences arising on investments in subsidiaries except where the timing of the reversal of the timing difference is controlled by the Group and it is probable that the temporary differences will not reverse in the foreseeable future.


(g) Segmental reporting


A business segment is a group of assets and operations engaged in providing products or services that are subject to risks and returns that are different from those of other business segments. The directors regard the operations of the Group as a single segment.


(h) Pensions


The group operates a defined contribution pension scheme. Contributions payable for the year are charged to the income statement.


(i) Stockbroking balances


The gross assets and liabilities of the group relating to stockbroking transactions on behalf of clients are included in trade receivables, trade payables and cash and cash equivalents.


(j) Operating leases and finance leases


Costs in respect of operating leases are charged on a straight line basis over the lease term in arriving at the profit before income tax. Where the company has entered into finance leases, the obligations to the lessor are shown as part of borrowings and the rights in the corresponding assets are treated in the same way as owned fixed assets. Leases are regarded as finance leases where their terms transfer to the lessee substantially all the benefits and burdens of ownership other than right to legal title.


(k) Finance lease interest


The finance charge is allocated to each period during the lease term so as to produce a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability.


(l) Investments


The Group classifies its investments in the following categories: investments held to maturity, investments held for trading and available-for-sale investments. The classification depends on the purpose for which the investments were acquired. Management determines the classification of its investments at initial recognition and re-evaluates this designation at every reporting date.


Investments held to maturity


Investments held to maturity are stated at cost. Held to maturity investments are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments and fixed maturity that an entity has the positive intention and ability to hold to maturity. Assets in this category are classified as non-current.


Investment held for trading


Investments held for trading are stated at fair value. An investment is classified in this category if acquired principally for the purpose of selling in the short term. Assets in this category are classified as current.


Available-for-sale investments


Available-for-sale investments are stated at fair value. They are included in non-current assets unless management intends to dispose of them within 12 months of the balance sheet date.


Purchases and sales of investments are recognised on the trade-date - the date on which the Group commits to purchase or sell the asset. Investments are initially recognised at fair value. Investments are derecognised when the rights to receive cash flows from the investments have expired or been transferred and the Group has transferred substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership. Realised and unrealised gains and losses arising from changes in fair value of investments held for trading are included in the income statement in the period in which they arise. Unrealised gains and losses arising in changes in the fair value of available-for-sale investments are recognised in equity. When investments classified as available-for-sale are sold or impaired, the accumulated fair value adjustments are included in the income statement as gains and losses from investment securities.


The fair value of quoted investments is based on current bid prices. If the market for an investment is not active, the Group establishes fair value by using valuation techniques. These include the use of recent arm's length transactions, reference to other instruments that are substantially the same, or discounted cash flow analysis refined to reflect the issuer's specific circumstances.


The Group assesses at each balance sheet date whether there is objective evidence that an investment is impaired. In the case of investments classified as available-for-sale, a significant or prolonged decline in the fair value below its cost is considered in determining whether the security is impaired.


(m) Cashflow statement


Cash movements relating to stockbroking balances derived from client trading are excluded from the cashflow statement on the basis that these amounts do not form part of the cashflow position of the group. DVP cash is client funds held in trust for delivery versus payment transactions in order to pay market counterparties for the purchase of equities and other instruments settled via CREST, the electronic mechanism for the simultaneous and irrevocable transfer of cash and securities operated by CRESTCo Limited. Hence such cash and cash equivalents are not readily available for use by the company as they relate to client transactions.


(n) Foreign Exchange


The group offers settlement of trades in sterling, US dollars, euros, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, South African rand and Swiss francs. The group does not hold any assets or liabilities other than in sterling and converts client currency on matching terms to settlement of trades realising any currency gain or loss immediately in the income statement. Consequently the group has no foreign exchange risk. 


(o) Share Capital


Incremental costs directly attributable to the issue of new shares or options are shown in equity as a deduction from proceeds, net of income tax.


Where the company purchases its equity share capital (treasury shares), the consideration paid, including any directly attributable incremental costs (net of income tax), is deducted from equity attributable to the company's equity holders until the shares are cancelled, reissued or disposed of. Where such shares are subsequently sold or reissued, any consideration received, net of any directly incremental transaction costs and the related income tax effects, is included in equity attributable to the company's equity holders.


(p) Cash and cash equivalents


Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash on hand and demand deposits, together with other short-term, highly liquid investments that are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value. 


(q) Current income tax 


Current income tax assets and/or liabilities comprise those obligations to, or claims from, fiscal authorities relating to the current or prior reporting periods, that are unpaid at the balance sheet date. They are calculated according to the tax rates and tax laws applicable to the fiscal periods to which they relate based on the taxable profit for the year. 


(r) Dividend distribution


Dividend distribution to the company's shareholders is recognised as a liability in the group's financial statements in the period in which interim dividends are notified to shareholders and final dividends are approved by the company's shareholders.


3. Segmental information


All of the reported revenue and operational results for the period derive from the Group's continuing financial services operations.


4. Income tax charge


Interim period income tax is accrued based on an estimated average annual effective income tax rate of 28%.


5. Earnings per share



Six months ended 30/6/09

Six months ended 30/6/08


Earnings

Weighted average no. of shares

Per share amount

Earnings

Weighted average no. of shares

Per share amount


£

£

p

£

£

p








Earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders


792,734


10,462,000


7.58


936,892


10,744,248


8.72








Dilutive effect of options

9,015

831,000


9,623

880,000









Diluted earnings per share

801,749

11,293,000

7.10

946,515

11,624,248

8.14








Treasury shares have been deducted from the number of shares in issue for the purpose of calculating the weighted average number of shares at the period end.


6. Dividends


During the interim period dividends totalling 16p per ordinary share were declared and paid or previous payments ratified.


7. Share capital


There were no movements in the share capital of the company during the interim period.


8. Interim measurement


Costs that incur unevenly during the financial year are anticipated or deferred in the interim report only if it would also be appropriate to anticipate or defer such costs at the end of the financial year.


9. Critical accounting estimates and judgements


The Group makes estimates and assumptions concerning the future. These estimates and judgements are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. The resulting accounting estimates will, by definition, seldom equal the related actual results. The estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets within the next financial year relate to goodwill and the expense of employee options.


The Group tests annually whether goodwill has suffered any impairment, in accordance with the accounting policy stated in Note 2 (e). These calculations require the use of estimates.


Employee options are expensed equally in each year from issue to the date of first exercise. The total cost is calculated on issue based on the Black Scholes method with a volatility rate of 30% and a risk free interest rate of 3.75%. It is assumed that all current employees with options will still qualify for the options at the exercise date.


10. Related party transactions


The ultimate controlling party of the company and group is Andrew J Grant. On 26 September 2007 the company entered into a lease with Sion Holdings Limited, a company controlled by A J Grant, for the rental of 78 Mount Ephraim, a self-contained office building. The lease has an annual rental of £63,500, being the market rate on an arm's length basis, and expires on 26 September 2017. During the period the company made a management charge of £10,000 to Sion Holdings Limited for office and administrative services and paid Sion Holdings Limited rent of £31,750 under the terms of the lease of 78 Mount Ephraim.


11. Capital commitments


At 30 June the company was committed to purchasing upgraded telephone hardware and software totalling £4,245.


12. Event after the statement of financial position date


The Board propose the payment of a second interim dividend for the year to 31 December 2009 of 2p per Ordinary share to holders on the register at 19 August and payable on 4 September.


13. Acquisitions and goodwill impairment charges


At the end of the period, a number of client databases were acquired. The turnover and profit attributable to these intangible assets is not material for the period and has therefore not been separately disclosed. The cost of acquiring these databases was £255,094. The databases were valued at £386,143 based upon discounted cashflow analysis using an attrition rate of 7% and weighted average cost of capital of 2%. This valuation resulted in recognition of negative goodwill of £197,754, which was credited to the consolidated income statement and positive goodwill of £66,705. The positive goodwill was then subject to an impairment review, was treated as fully impaired and charged against the income statement.



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