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Monday 19 July, 2010

Access Intelligence

Half Yearly Report

RNS Number : 5128P
Access Intelligence PLC
19 July 2010
 



 

 

FOR RELEASE                                             07.00                                                        19 July 2010

ACCESS INTELLIGENCE PLC

("Access Intelligence plc" or "the Group")

(Innovative Compliance Solutions)

 

Unaudited Interim Financial Statements for the 6 Months to 31 May 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited 6 months to 31 May 2010

 

Restated

Unaudited  

6 months to

31 May 2009

 

Turnover from continuing operations

 

4,137

 

2,543

 

EBITDA from continuing operations

707

210

Profit before tax

470

169

Taxation

(119)

(15)

Profit on discontinued operations

106

29

Profit after tax

457

184

Diluted basic earnings per share

0.16p

0.10p

Basic earnings per share

            0.22p

0.12p

 

Highlights:

 

§ Turnover increased by 63% to £4.1m (2009: £2.5m)

§ Profit before taxation generated by continuing operations was £470,000 (2009: £169,000)

§ Basic earnings per share increased 83% to 0.22p (2009: 0.12p)

§ Cash balance at 31 May 2010 of £2.4m (2009: £714,000)

§ Recurring revenue increased 65% to £2.4m (2009: £1.4m), representing 57% of total revenue

§ Appointment of Howard Sears to the Board in March 2010 following acquisition of Cobent Ltd on 28th February 2010 for £5.2m


§ Sale of Wired-Gov in May 2010 for £142,000

 

For further information:

Access Intelligence plc

Michael Jackson (Executive Chairman)

Jeremy Hamer (Finance Director)                                                                    07977 234 614

Astaire Securities Plc                                                                                                                      020 7492 4750

Shane Gallwey / Katie Shelton

Cubitt Consulting                                                                                                                            020 7367 5100

Chris Lane / Nicola Krafft

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Access Intelligence plc delivers compliance solutions via Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") to regulated industries in the public and private sectors.  The board is headed by Michael Jackson as Executive Chairman and Jeremy Hamer as Group Finance Director.

Product Portfolio

e-Procurement:

•    SaaS procurement & contract management solutions delivering cost savings to both the public and private sectors through procurement portals that facilitate aggregation.  Heavily compliance focussed in the public sector following the recommendations of the Glover Report.

•    Over 130 customers including the Bank of England, Metropolitan Police, Ladbrokes, and many large Local Government Authorities.

 

Training & Competence:

•    This division has been further enhanced by the recent acquisition of Cobent Ltd, a leading provider of training and competency software into the FDA, FSA and HSE regulated markets.

•    Both MS2M and Cobent provide SaaS solutions for the financial services sector solving the industry's key challenges; controlling and monitoring compliance commitments and reducing administration overheads. Sales are driven by the need to comply with the FSA's Retail Distribution Review.

•    Key customers for MS2M and Cobent include: RBS, Aviva, Merck, Eli Lilly, The United Nations, Focus Solutions, Barclays, DSG and Ladbrokes.

 

Media & Communications:

•    SaaS based solution for media relations, public and government affairs, internal and brand communications professionals;

•    Transforming the way organisations manage stakeholder interactions in order to protect reputation, ensure compliance and maximise value;

•     Ensuring consistency, transparency and accountability  in communications and PR planning and delivery across disparate teams;

•    Over 275 clients including global organisations and operations throughout central and local government, the police and the NHS.  

Chairman's Statement

 

I am pleased to announce our results for the 6 months ended 31 May 2010 which demonstrate the Group's continued progress and development, both strategically and financially. Our operating profits in the first half exceeded those of the full year last year and we have made two significant steps towards the alignment of our group activities with our strategy.

 

Results

 

Group revenue was up by 63% to £4,137,000 (H1 2009: £2,543,000), and 25% on a like for like basis. The Group's operating profit before acquisition costs and taxation was £668,000 including Cobent and £725,000 excluding Cobent. This compares to an operating profit of £169,000 in 2009, up 295%. The basic earnings per share is 0.22p (H1 2009: 0.12p) up 83%. The Group is not proposing to pay a dividend. The Group had net cash at the end of the period of £2,424,000 (H1 2009: £715,000).

 

 

Strategy

 

The Group continues to implement its strategy of supplying compliance software solutions for the public and private sectors. Our product offering which, at the start of the year provided solutions in financial services, procurement and media, was enhanced in March 2010 with the acquisition of Cobent Ltd. Cobent delivers compliance training and e-learning management systems into regulated industries where the security and legitimacy of training records are paramount. Businesses are experiencing an ever increasing burden of regulation and legislation against which they have to demonstrate compliance. The Group stands to benefit from this trend, even in tough economic times, as organisations take the necessary action to comply. This is reflected in the public sector's efforts to achieve greater transparency in its day-to-day business where, in the private sector, compliance with industry regulation is usually mandatory.

 

Our continued focus on the Software-as-a-Service business model represents long-term visibility of revenues, high customer retention through long-term contracts and strong cash generation. The benefits of this to our customers are more frequent upgrades, lower cost of ownership and a higher level of service. In the first half £2,362,000 (H1 2009: £1,425,000) was derived from recurring revenues.

 

The Group continues to invest in research and development expensing £500,000 (H1 2009: £260,000) during the first half of 2010. We continue to deliver leading software solutions which provide our customer base with significant cost saving benefits. All of our compliance solutions rationalise workflow and enable our customers to maximise efficiency whilst working within their specific regulatory frameworks.

 

The first six months of 2010 have also seen a stronger emphasis on developing opportunities in the private sector.  The acquisition of Cobent has opened the business up to new regulated markets and international opportunities. This is in line with our long-term strategy to increase the business' scale by broadening the target markets for its products.

 

The Board intends to continue growing Access Intelligence both organically and through acquisition, with an emphasis on developing recurring revenues through software solutions with compliance driven needs. The existing product portfolio offers a strong bedrock on which to build dynamic and competitive Software-as-a-Service propositions, providing the Group with sustainable profits and long-term growth in shareholder value.

 



Acquisition of Cobent Ltd

 

On 1 March 2010 we announced the completed acquisition of the entire share capital of Cobent Ltd for £5.2m, of which £3m was in cash. £3m was raised by way of an equity placing of 60 million shares at 5p per share and the vendors were issued with 33 million new shares at 6p for the equity element of the purchase price. The deferred element of £200,000 was paid in cash on 1 June 2010.

 

Cobent was founded six years ago to exploit a gap in the market for the deployment and tracking of training in FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) regulated markets. Its core product provides learning management systems with built-in compliance and audit trails for regulated markets. As such Cobent is an excellent strategic fit and has the added opportunity to take the Group into global markets. Today its software supports a number of key regulated industries including pharmaceuticals, financial services and retail. Customers include Merck, Eli Lilly, The United Nations, Focus Solutions, Aviva, Barclays, DSG and Ladbrokes.

 

 

Sale of Wired-Gov Ltd

 

Wired-Gov, the online publishing business, was sold to its management in May for a gross cash sum of £142,000, with a further £5,000 trade debt remaining unpaid at 31 May 2010. The business does not fit with the compliance based strategy of the Group. The full financial details are stated in Note 6 to the accounts.

 

 

The half year in focus

 

The first half of 2010 has seen the Group investing in private sector sales, new product development and the building and rationalising of our compliance offering. Total monthly revenue had reached £700,000 by the end of May of which recurring revenues were £435,000, against monthly costs of c. £600,000, giving us increasing stability and visibility going forward.  Taking each company in turn:-

 

1. Compliance Software

 

Cobent: Following the announcement of the acquisition of Cobent on 1 March 2010, Cobent had a solid first 3 months. Since acquisition, the business has benefited from reorganisation, cost rationalisation and new investment in sales and marketing, ensuring that the second half of the year starts with a strong pipeline in FDA, FSA and HSE. The quality of the product is excellent and we are excited about the cross-selling opportunities across the Group, most notably in tandem with MS2M. Total orders received in the first 4 months since the acquisition had a contract value of £550,000.

 

AIMediaComms: The new division's strategy transitions the business away from a narrow media relations focus to encompass all stakeholder interactions that protect reputation, ensure compliance and maximise value. AIMediaComms maintains its leadership in the public sector with 22 new SaaS subscriptions in the year-to-date and a 99% customer retention rate. Private sector penetration is promising with new business from organisations including BG Group, United Utilities and The Carphone Warehouse. Newsflash, the core product, was relaunched in June with upgraded functionality and user interface.  The transfer and integration of Spotlight and its team into the London office from Solcara has been completed.

 

Due North: Due North had an excellent six months. The company's core product, Pro-Contract, has been enhanced to allow buyers to issue and receive pre-qualification questionnaires, tenders and requests for quotations online. The Glover report continues to underline the need for public sector purchasing transparency, whilst our efforts to develop a private sector offering are also gaining momentum. 

 

MS2M: The first half has focused on existing customer requirements for Royal Bank of Scotland and Aviva. However the constantly changing financial services landscape, whilst providing challenges, also offers significant opportunities. One of these being the likelihood of personal authorisation of every mortgage broker. In April MS2M won a 'Best Business' award for Trackrecord, with the Chairman of the Judges stating 'MS2M offers an outstanding suite of training, competency and compliance solutions to the financial services sector. A true leader in its field, MS2M is fast becoming a 'must have' companion for financial services providers who take their regulatory responsibilities seriously'.

 

2. IT Support Services

 

Willow Starcom: Willow had a solid first half despite some strong competition in Hardware Maintenance. The division launched new products including a Workplace Recovery Service in April 2010 and sales of which had begun before the first half closed.

 

 

Directors and Senior Management

 

On 1 March 2010 Howard Sears, Managing Director of Cobent, joined the board of Access Intelligence plc as Non-Executive Director strengthening our sales expertise at Group level.

 

Current Trading

 

The tightening of the public sector purse has undoubtedly begun and will increase in severity over the coming months. Despite this we remain cautiously optimistic that our strategy to focus on the cost saving opportunities offered by our software and the low-cost entry that hosted solutions provide will both contribute to future growth and will, to some extent, shield the Group from spending cuts.

 

We are continuing to invest in our private sector sales and marketing and are confident of the Group's prospects, with new customer wins across all subsidiaries. 

 

On behalf of Access Intelligence's board and management, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support.

 

Michael Jackson

Chairman

19 July 2010 

Access Intelligence Plc

Consolidated Income Statement

for the 6 months to 31 May 2010

                                                                                                  

                                                                                              


 

Note

 

Unaudited

Restated

Unaudited

Restated

Audited



6 months to

31 May 2010

£'000

6 months to

31 May 2009

£'000

Year to

30 Nov 2009

£'000





Revenue

2

4,137

2,543

5,772

Cost of sales


1,596

(1,309)

(2,593)

Gross Profit


2,541

1,234

3,179

Administrative expenses


1,876

(1,065)

(2,595)

Shared based payments


(3)

-

-

Operating Profit before Acquisition Costs


668

169

584

Acquisition cost


(120)

-   

-

 

Operating profit


548

169

584

Financial income


-

2

2

Financial expenses


(78)

(1)

(66)

Profit before tax


470

170

520

Taxation

3

(119)

(15)

50

Profit from continuing operations


351

155

570

Profit attributable to discontinued operations

6

106

29

31

Profit for the period


           

 





457

184

601

Earnings per share





Basic profit/(loss) per share

5

0.22p

0.12p

0.38p

Diluted profit/(loss) per share

5

0.16p

0.10p

0.29p

 

There were no recognised gains and losses in the period, or in the prior periods shown, other than the results shown above.

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet   

at 31 May 2010

 


Note

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

Audited

 



At  31 May 2010

At 31 May
 2009

At 30 Nov
2009



£'000

£'000

£'000

Non-current assets





Property, plant and equipment


207

175

181

Intangible assets

4

10,082

2,988

4,996

Deferred tax asset


424

162

493






Total non-current assets


10,713

3,325

5,670

Current assets





Inventories


260

240

265

Trade and other receivables


2,517

1,767

1,481

Current income tax assets


22

-

-

Cash and cash equivalents


2,424

715

1,714

Total current assets


5,223

2,722

3,460

Total assets


15,936

6,047

9,130

Current liabilities





Other interest-bearing loans and borrowings


-

25

-

Trade and other payables


1,643

731

662

Accruals and deferred income


2,625

1,632

2,349

Current income tax liabilities


217

15

98

Total current liabilities


4,485

2,403

3,109

Non-current liabilities





Interest-bearing loans and borrow

Deferred tax liabilities


1,743

24

-

-

1,655

55

Total non-current liabilities


1,767

-

1,710

Total liabilities


6,252

2,403

4,819

Net assets


9,684

3,644

4,311

Equity





Share capital


1,274

797

797

Share premium


13,403

8,955

8,955

Capital redemption reserve


191

191

191

Share option valuation reserve


238

183

247

Equity reserve


186

-

186

Retained earnings


(5,608)

(6,482)

(6,065)

Total equity attributable to equity shareholders


9,684

3,644

4,311

 



 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for the 6 months to 31 May 2010

 


Share

capital

Share

premium

account

Capital

redemption

 reserve

Share option valuation reserve

Equity

reserve

Retained

 earnings

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Group








At 1 December 2008

779

8,873

191

183

-

(6,666)

3,360


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------

Profit restated for the period

-

-

-

-

-

184

184


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------

Total recognised profit for the 6 months

-

-

-

-

-

184

184


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------

Issue of new shares

18

82

-

-

-

-

100

Share based payment - prior year adjustment

-

-

-

-

-

-

-


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------

At 31 May 2009

797

8,955

191

183

-

(6,482)

3,644


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------

At 30 November 2008 - as restated

779

8,873

191

183

-

(6,666)

3,360


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------









Profit for year

-

-

-

-

-

601

601


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------

Total recognised profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

601

601


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------

Issue of new shares

18

82

-

-

-

-

100

Equity component of convertible loan notes

-

-

-

-

186

-

186

Tax credit relating to share based payment

-

-

-

64

-

-

64


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------


18

82

-

64

186

-

350


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------









At 30 November 2009

797

8,955

191

247

186

(6,065)

4,311


--------------

----------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

----------------

----------------

 



Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for the 6 months to 31 May 2010 (continued)

 

 


Share

capital

Share

premium

account

Capital

redemption

 reserve

Share option valuation reserve

Equity

reserve

Retained

 earnings

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Group








 

At 1 December 2009

797

8,955

191

247

186

(6,065)

4,311

Profit for the 6 months

-

-

-

-

-

457

457


--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

Total recognised profit for the 6 months

-

-

-

-

-

457

457


--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

Issue of new shares

477

4,578

-

-

-

-

5,055

Cost of fundraising

-

(130)

-

-

-

-

(130)

Share based payments - charge for period

-

-

-

13

-

-

13

Share based payments - release for period

-

-

-

(16)

-

-

(16)

Tax credit relating to share based payments

-

-

-

(6)

-

-

(6)


--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

At 31 May 2010

1,274

13,403

191

238

186

(5,608)

 

 

9,684


--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

--------------

 



 

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

for the 6 months to 31 May 2010

 



            restated

            restated


      Unaudited

       Unaudited

           Audited

 


   6 months to

     6 months to

             Year to                           


31 May 2010

    31 May 2009

30 Nov 2009


             £'000

                 £'000

                 £'000

Cash flows from continuing operating activities

                       

                         

                          

(Loss)/profit for the year attributable to equity shareholders of the parent

351

155

570

Adjustments for:




Depreciation

39

41

79

Cost of acquisition

120

-

-

    Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

11

-

1

Financial income

-

(2)

(1)

Financial expense

78

1

66

Taxation

119

15

(35)

Operating profit before changes in working capital and provisions

718

210

680

(Increase) in trade and other receivables

(1035)

            (263)

(620)

Decrease in Inventories

5

24

3

Increase in trade and other payables

1,258

112

598

(Decrease) in provisions

-

(188)

-

Net cash inflow/(outflow) the continuing operations

946

(105)

661

Tax received

0

0

98

Net cash inflow/ (outflow) from continuing operating activities

946

(105)

759

Cash flows from investing in continuing activities




Interest received

-

2

1

Costs of fundraising

(130)

-

-

Expenditure on business acquisition

(3,120)

-

(2,598)

)

Cash acquired with acquisition

(10)

-

889

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(41)

(32)

(61)

Net cash (outflow) from investing in continuing activities

(3,301)

(30)

(1,769)

Cash flows from financing continuing activities




Interest paid

(57)

(1)

(1)

Issue of equity share capital

3,055

100

100

Issue of Loan Notes

-

-

              1,850

Repayment of borrowings

(7)

 

(28)

(43)

Net cash inflow from financing continuing activities

2,991

71

1,906

Net decrease/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

636

(64)

896

Cash from discontinued operations                                       6

74

16

55

Opening cash and cash equivalents

1,714

763

763

Closing cash and cash equivalents

2,424

715

1,714


 

Notes

1.     Basis of preparation

The condensed consolidated interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended November 2009 which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS') as adopted by the European Union.

The interim financial information for each of the six month periods to 31 May 2009 and 31 May 2010 has not been audited and does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of section 240 of the Companies Act 2006. The information for the year ended 30 November 2009 does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of section 240 of the Companies Act 2006, but is based on the statutory accounts for that year, on which the Group's auditors gave an unqualified report and have been filed with the Registrar of Companies.

2.     Revenue and Segmental Reporting

 

6 months to 30 May 2010

Software

 as a

 service

IT

 support

services

Head

 office

Consolidation

Adjustment

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Total segment revenue

3,194

943

0

0

4,137


----------------------

---------------------

------------------

------------------

----------------------

Operating profit

761

90

-183

0

668

Net finance costs

-1

0

-77

0

-78

Acquisition costs

0

0

-120

0

-120

Taxation

-101

-18

0

0

-119


----------------------

---------------------

------------------

------------------

----------------------

Profit after taxation

659

72

-380

0

351


----------------------

---------------------

------------------

------------------

----------------------

Profit from discontinued operations





106


----------------------

---------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Profit for the period





457


----------------------

---------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Other information:






Capital additions

37

4

5,200

0

5,241

Depreciation

17

18

4

0

39


----------------------

---------------------

------------------

----------------------

----------------------







Total assets

6,087

1,132

12,994

-4,277

15,936


----------------------

---------------------

------------------

------------------

----------------------

Total liabilities

3,614

822

3,694

-1,878

6,252


----------------------

---------------------

------------------

------------------

----------------------

 

 

  

 



 

Revenue and Segmental Reporting (continued)

 


Software

 as a

 service

IT support

services

Head

 office

Consolidation

Adjustment

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

                     £'000

£'000

Year to 30 November 2009

restated

restated

restated

 

restated

restated







Total Segment Revenue

3,517

2,255

0

0

5,772


----------------------

---------------------

----------------------

 

----------------------

---------------------

Operating profit

629

277

-322

0

584

Net finance costs

-1

-1

-62

0

-64

Taxation

-20

-26

96

0

50


----------------------

-------------------

------------------

---------------------

---------------------

Profit after taxation

608

250

-288

0

570







Profit from Discontinued Operations




 

 

 

31


----------------------

-------------------

------------------

---------------------

---------------------

Profit for the period





601


----------------------

-------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------







Other information:






Capital additions

28

34

2,599

0

2,661






---------------------

Depreciation

38

34

7

0

79






---------------------







Total assets

4,064

1,392

7,855

-4,181

9,130


----------------------

-------------------

------------------

------------------

---------------------







Total liabilities

3,684

978

3,256

-3,099

4,819


----------------------

-------------------

------------------

------------------

---------------------

6 months to 30 May 2009

restated

restated

restated

restated

restated

Total Segment Revenue

1,404

1,139

0

0

2,543


----------------------

-------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------







Operating profit

178

123

-132

0

169

Net Finance Costs

0

0

1

0

1

Taxation

-10

-5

0

0

-15


----------------------

-------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Profit after taxation

168

118

-131

0

155

Profit from Discontinued Operations





29


----------------------

-------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Profit for the period





184


----------------------

-------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Other information:






Capital Additions

21

4

0

0

25

Depriciation

19

18

4

0

41


----------------------

-------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Total assets

1,728

1,264

5,234

-2,179

6,047


----------------------

-------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

Total liabilities

1,501

1,171

452

-721

2,403


----------------------

-------------------

----------------------

----------------------

----------------------

 

 

The Group Sales were split into the following territories:

 


6 months to

30 May 2010

restated  

6 months to

30 May 2009

restated   

Year to

30 Nov 2009





United Kingdom

4011

2,483

5,643

European Union

4

41

87

United States

105

0

0

Rest of the World

17

19

42


----------------------

---------------------

---------------------


4,137

 

2,543

5,772


_________

_________

_________

 

3.     Taxation

The tax charge is based on a 20% tax rate being the rate that would be applicable to expected total annual earnings for the year ended 30 November 2010.

4.     Goodwill impairment

The Group has not undertaken a full impairment review of goodwill since 30 November 2009 however the Board is of the opinion that goodwill at that time was fairly stated. A further review will be undertaken at 30 November 2010 including a first review of the Goodwill resulting from the acquisition of Cobent Ltd, acquired on 28 February 2010.

5.     Earnings per share

The calculation of the basic earnings per share is based on the profit after taxation divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue, being 206,609,158 (period ended 31 May 2009:157,831,302; year ended 30 November 2009:159,337,737).

The diluted earnings per share takes the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period and adjusts this for dilutive share options existing at the period end. The diluted weighted average number of shares in the period ended 31 May 2010 was 289,579,807 (period ended 31 May 2009:190,331,645; year ended 30 November 2009:209,231,224).

6 months to/12 months to

30 May 2010

      30 May 2009

           30 Nov 2009

Basic earnings per share (weighted)

 

                        0.22p

 

                    0.12p

 

                      0.38p

Diluted earnings per share (weighted)

 

                        0.16p

 

                    0.10p

 

                      0.29p

6.         Discontinued Operations

On 12 May 2010 the sale of Wired-Gov Ltd was completed for total proceeds of £142,000. A further £5,000 was receivable against a trade debt but had not been received by the 30 May 2010.

 

 

Results of Discontinued Operations

        6 months to

      31 May 2010

                   £'000

         6 months to

      31 May 2009

                   £'000

               Year to

     30 Nov 2009

                 £'000





Revenue

                          92

                        125

                       243

Expenses

                         (96)

                       (95)

                     (196)

Results for operating activities

                           (4)

                          30

                         47

Financial (expense)

                             -

                         (1)

                       (16)

Results from operating activities, net of tax

                           (4)

                          29

                         31


                             

                             

                            

Net assets sold

                         (25)

                            -

                           -

Proceeds of sale

                        142

                            -

                           -

Costs of sale

                           (7)

                            -

                           -

 

Profit for the period

 

                             

                       106

                             

                         29

                           

                        31





Basic profit per share (pence)

                         0.05

                       0.01

                     0.02

Diluted profit per share (pence)

                         0.04

                       0.01

                     0.02





Cash flow from discontinued operations




Net cash from investing activities

                        134

                            -

                         (6)

Net cash (used)/generated in operating activities

 

                         (60)

 

                          16

 

                         61

Net cash from discontinued operations

                             

                         74

                             

                         16

                            
                        55





Effect of disposal on the Financial Position of the group




Property, plant and equipment

                            3

                            1

                           2

Trade and other payables

                          71

                          81

                         38

Cash at bank

                            2

                          23

                         62

Trade and other payables

                         (40)

                       (81)

                        (95)

Accruals and deferred income

                         (11)

                       (45)

                        (27)





Net assets/(Liabilities)

                         25

                       (21)

                        (20)

 

 

 

 

                                                             

 

7.     Purchase of Subsidiary Undertaking and Business

On 28 February 2010 the Group acquired 100% of the share capital, business, assets and liabilities of Cobent Ltd. for a total consideration of £5.2m, of which £5m was settled in cash and shares at completion and £200k in cash on 1 June 2010.  The costs of the transaction of £120k have been expensed directly through the profit and loss account, while the costs of the fundraising of £130k have been taken directly to reserves.

The fair and book values of the assets and goodwill acquired is set out below:

 


                    Book

                   Value

                   £'000

       

Adjustment  

                   £'000

 Fair 
Value
 £'000





Property, plant and equipment

                         30

                            -

                  30

Trade and other receivables

                       358

                            -

                 358

Trade and other payables

                     (266)

                            -

               (266)

Bank borrowings (net)

                       (10)

                            -

                 (10)


                            

                       112

 

                            

                            -

                           

                 112

                           

Goodwill

                    5,088

 

                            -

              5,088


                             

                     5,200

 

                            

                            -

                          

             5,200

 

 

Below is a summary of the consolidated income statement showing information separated between continuing operations and acquisitions for the 6 months to 30 May 2010:

 

 

 

£000's

                    From

          continuing

          operations

                             

                    From

         Acquisition

                           

                           

      Total





Revenue

                    3,848

                        289

             4,137      

Gross profit

                    2,335

                        206

           2,541

Administration expenses

                   (1,610)

                       (263)

            (1,873)

 

Operating profit/(loss)

                             

                        725

 

                             

                         (57)

                          

                 668

 

  

 

This statement is being sent to the shareholders of the Company and will also be available at the Company's registered office at 32 Bedford Row, London WC2R 4HE and on the website www. accessintelligence.com.


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