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Wednesday 20 January, 2010

1PM PLC

Half Yearly Report

RNS Number : 8024F
1PM PLC
20 January 2010
 




1pm plc

("1pm" or the "Company")


INTERIM CONSOLIDATED RESULTS 

FOR THE 6 MONTHS ENDED 30 NOVEMBER 2009


The Board of 1pm, the AIM quoted independent provider of asset finance facilities to the SME sector, announces today its independently reviewed interim results for the six month period to 30 November 2009.  


Contacts:




1pm plc

www.1pm.co.uk

Mike Johnson, Chairman

+44 (0) 844 967 0944



WH Ireland Limited

www.wh-ireland.co.uk

Mike Coe / Marc Davies

+44 (0) 117 945 3470


  CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT


Trading in the first six months of the year has been challenging. As indicated in the trading statement made on 16 October 2009, levels of new business have been disappointing and there has been the requirement for an unexpectedly high level of bad debt write-offs. However since the trading statement I am pleased to report that trading has been in line with management's revised expectations and that management is now confident of a significantly stronger performance in the second half.


Results


Turnover for the period was 3% higher at £676,000 (H12008: £657,000)


Operating profit before bad debt write-offs and provisioning was £5,000 (H12008: £41,000)


Bad debt write-offs in the period were £95,000 (H12008: £0). In addition general bad debt provisions of £120,000 have been accrued in the period (H12008: £46,000)


The loss before taxation for the period was £226,000 (H12008: Loss £13,000)


As at 30 November 2009 the total loan book amounted to £6.42 million (H12008: £7.25 million) and the Company had unutilised lending facilities amounting to approximately £1,17 million


Operating review


During the six month period the Company wrote £976,000 of new loans compared to £2,904,000 in the corresponding period last year. Whilst the level of new business has been lower than expected the Directors are determined, particularly in the current economic climate, that we should not chase volume. As a result the Company remains highly selective in the loan business it chooses to write.


Through this cautious underwriting approach and our robust arrears management procedure we seek to manage the Company's exposure to potential bad debts. The bad debt write-offs in the period related to loans written before existing lending policies were implemented. Even so we regarded those write offs as unusual and pleasingly since the trading statement was made we have not seen any repeat of the customer bankruptcies that led to the write-offs. Nevertheless being mindful of the continuing difficult economic environment we have increased the level of our general accrual for bad debts.


Board changes


With effect from 1 February we have decided to implement a number of changes to the structure of the Board. I am delighted to announce that Maria Hampton, the current Operations Director, will be promoted to Managing Director. Helen Walker, currently the Treasury Director, will become Finance Director. Rod Channon, the current Finance Director, will become a non-executive director. These changes reflect the confidence that the Board has in Maria and Helen and the team in general.


I will continue as Executive Chairman supporting Maria and Helen in our drive to take full advantage of the opportunities in our market place.


Prospects


A recent drive to promote the Company's services to the broker network is starting to pay dividends. Levels of new business in both November and December have been slightly ahead of management's revised expectations as has trading as a whole. While the Directors expect market conditions to remain challenging we are confident that the Company is well placed to deliver a significantly improved performance in the second half.


M R Johnson

Chairman - 1pm plc


  Independent Review Report to 1 pm plc


Introduction


We have been instructed by the company to review the financial information set out on pages 4 to 8 and we have read the other information contained in the interim report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the financial information. 


Directors' responsibilities


The interim report, including the financial information contained therein, is the responsibility of, and has been approved by the directors. The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the rules of the London Stock Exchange for companies trading securities on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc. The Disclosure and Transparency Rules require that the accounting policies and presentation applied to the half yearly figures must be consistent with those applied in the latest published annual accounts except where the accounting policies and presentation are to be changed in the subsequent annual financial statements, in which case the new accounting policies and presentation should be followed, and the change and the reasons for the changes should be disclosed in the half yearly financial report. The condensed set of financial statements included in this half yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, "Interim Financial Reporting".


Our responsibility


Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half yearly financial report based on our review.


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 consists principally of making enquiries of group management and applying analytical and other review procedures to the financial information. A review excludes audit procedures such as tests of controls and verification of assets, liabilities and transactions. It is substantially less in scope than an audit performed in accordance with Auditing Standards and therefore provides a lower level of assurance than an audit. Accordingly we do not express an audit opinion on the financial information.


Review conclusion


On the basis of our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 November 2009 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34. 


Moore Stephens
Registered Auditors

Chartered Accountants

30 
Gay Street
Bath BA1 2PA


  CONSOLIDATED INTERIM INCOME STATEMENT

for the six months to 30 November 2009





Independently Reviewed

6 months to

30 November 2009

Independently Reviewed

6 months to

30 November 2008



Audited 12 months to

31 May

2009

Note


£

£

£




(restated)



REVENUE

  675,620     

  657,027     

  1,365,172     


Cost of sales

 (623,776)

 (362,193)

(791,399)






GROSS PROFIT


51,844

294,834

573,773


Administrative expenses


 (261,671)

 (300,252)

(556,145)






OPERATING PROFIT/(LOSS)    


(209,827)

(5,418)

17,628


Finance income


-

63

Finance expense


    (16,276)

  (7,695)

(14,606)






PROFIT / (LOSS) BEFORE TAXATION



(226,103)


(13,113)


3,085


Tax expense



               -

             -

        -






PROFIT / (LOSS) ON AFTER TAXATION    


  (226,103)

  (13,113)

3,085


Attributable to equity holders of the company


  (226,103)

  (13,113)

 3,085






Profit per share attributable to the equity holders of





the company during the period





- basic and diluted

4

(0.00014885p)  

(0.00002075p)

0.000436p



All of the above amounts are in respect of continuing operations.


  CONSOLIDATED INTERIM GROUP BALANCE SHEET

for the six months to 30 November 2009




Independently Reviewed

as at

30 November 2009

Independently

Reviewed

as at

30 November 2008

Audited 12 months as at

31 May

2009

Note


£

£

£




(restated)



ASSETS







NON CURRENT ASSETS






Property, plant and equipment



45,012

67,913

54,651






CURRENT ASSETS





Cash at bank and in hand


26,967

12,769

1,655

Trade and other receivables


6,440,650

6,625,255

7,206,453








6,467,617

6,638,024

7,208,108






TOTAL ASSETS


6,512,629

6,705,937

7,262,759






EQUITY





Share capital


1,035,640

522,573

1,035,640

Share premium account


1,615,323

  1,674,885

  1,640,867

Retained earnings


  (314,727)

(104,821)

(88,624) 






TOTAL EQUITY


2,336,236

 2,092,637

2,587,883






LIABILITIES










CURRENT LIABILITIES





Trade and other payables


2,142,151

 2,233,293

2,428,419






NON CURRENT LIABILITIES










Trade and other payables



2,034,242

2,380,007

2,246,457

TOTAL LIABILITIES


4,176,393

4,613,300

4,674,876






TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES


6,512,629

6,705,937

7,262,759


  CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

for the six months to 30 November 2009





Independently Reviewed

6 months to

30 November 2009

Independently Reviewed

6 months to

30 November 2008



Audited 12 months to

31 May

2009

Note


£

£

£




(restated)







CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES





Consumed by operations


(464,902)

(429,314)

(687,209)

Taxation


          -

          -

          - 








(464,902)

(429,314)

(687,209)






CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES





Finance income


-

-

63

Finance expense


  (16,276)

  (7,695)

(14,606)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment


  (2,273)

  (15,360)

(16,255)








(18,549)

(23,055)

(30,798)






CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING





Term loan

Issue of shares net of costs


250,000

477,980

-

595,574

-

565,688








727,980

595,574

565,688






NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS



244,529


(143,205)


(152,319)






CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD



(499,716)


(347,397)


(347,397)






CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT THE END OF THE PERIOD



(255,187)


(490,602)


(499,716)







 

 CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY



Share

Capital

Share

Premium

Retained

Earnings

Total

Equity











Balance at 31 May 2008 (restated)

298,773

1,303,112

(91,708)

1,510,177


Movement in share capital

223,800

371,773

-

595,573

Profit / (loss) for period

           -

                -

(13,113)

(13,113) 






Balance at 30 November 2008 (restated)

522,573

  1,674,885

(104,821)

2,092,637











Balance at 30 November 2008 (restated)

522,573

1,674,885

(104,821)

2,092,637


Movement in share capital

513,067

(34,018)

-

479,049

Profit /(loss) for the period

             -

                -

  16,197

  16,197






Balance at 31 May 2009

1,035,640

 1,640,867 

(88,624)

2,587,883











Balance at 31 May 2009

1,035,640

1,640,867

(88,624)

2,587,883


Movement in share capital

-

(25,544)

-

(25,544)

Profit /(loss) for the period

             -

                -

(226,103)

(226,103)






Balance at 30 November 2009

1,035,640

  1,615,323

(314,727)  

2,336,236








1.    ACCOUNTING POLICIES


The significant accounting policies, which have been consistently applied in preparing the financial statements are as follows:


BASIS OF PREPARATION


The financial information set out in the interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434(3) and 435(3) of the Companies Act 2006. The Group's statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 May 2009 prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified and did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) of the Companies Act 2006.


These interim financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention.


These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies set out in the most recently available public information, which are based on the recognition and measurement principles of IFRS in issue as adopted by the European Union (EU) and are effective at 31 May 2009 or are expected to be adopted and effective at 31 May 2009, The financial information for the six months ended 30 November 2009 and the six month period 30 November 2009 are unaudited and do not constitute the groups statutory financial statements for these periods. The accounting policies have been applied consistently throughout the Group for the purposes of preparation of these interim financial statements.


BASIS OF CONSOLIDATION


The financial statements consolidate the results, cash flows and assets and liabilities of the company and its wholly owned subsidiary undertaking, 1pm (UK) Ltd.  



2.    TAXATION


Taxation charged for the period ended 30 November 2009 is calculated by applying the directors' best estimate of the annual tax rate to the result for the period.



3.    SHARE CAPITAL


As at 30 November 2009, the company had an authorised share capital of 1,613,352,889 ordinary shares of £0.0006818p each, of which 1,518,979,086 had been issued and were fully paid.

    


4.    EARNINGS PER ORDINARY SHARE


The earnings per ordinary share has been calculated using the profit for the period and the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period as follows:







Six months to

30 November 2009





£

Profit/(loss) for the period after taxation




(226,103) 















Number

Basic weighted average of ordinary shares




1,518,979,086

























Pps 

Basic earnings (pence per share)



   

(0.00014885)  0208)

    

The basic earnings per share is calculated on the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.



5.    COPIES OF THE INTERIM REPORT


Copies of the interim report will be sent to shareholders and are available from www.1pm.co.uk and the company secretary at the company's registered office: 27 Gay StreetBathBA1 2PD.


This information is provided by RNS
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