Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).


For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.


We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.


In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.


We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which may interest you, tailored to your specific interests, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts between you and us;
  • to enable you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our service;
  • to improve our content by tracking group information that describes the habits, usage, patterns and demographics of our customers.

We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.


We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.


Our sites contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


If you want more information or have any questions or comments relating to our privacy policy please email [email protected] in the first instance.

 Information  X 
Enter a valid email address

Optimisa PLC (OPS)

  Print      Mail a friend

Wednesday 28 March, 2007

Optimisa PLC

Preliminary Announcement

Optimisa PLC
28 March 2007

Optimisa plc
Preliminary announcement
For the year ended 31 December 2006

Chairman's statement


•         Revenues rose from £2,263,000 in 2005 to £5,894,000 for the full year

•         Operating profits of £763,000 were achieved for the year, a 119%
          increase on the results for 2005.

•         Shareholders' funds rose from £2,851,000 to £4,458,000 and included
          net cash of £1,596,000 (at end December 2006).

•         Two acquisitions were completed in the year:

          On 3 March 2006, USA based nxtMOVE was acquired for $1,567,000
          (£895,000 - based on the exchange rate at date of acquisition of 
          $1.75=£1.00) plus acquisition costs paid in cash.

          On 2 October 2006, Andrew Irving Associates was acquired for a
          mixture of cash and shares.

•         A placing of 105,000 shares in May 2006 raised £937,000 net of

•         Fully diluted earnings per share of 80.7p were reported for the year
          to end December 2006 an increase of 31%.

•         A final dividend of 15p is recommended making a total of 22.5p for the

I am very pleased to report that the year under review has exceeded even our
high expectations.  The excellent results reflect strong underlying growth from
KAE throughout the year and a significant contribution from nxtMOVE and Andrew
Irving Associates (AIA) in the second half.  We have an exceptionally strong
balance sheet with significant net cash at end December 2006.

In a recent survey of 803 AIM listed companies, which have been the subject of a
reverse takeover or have IPOed only 49% are now trading at or above their
initial share price.  In the light of this survey, I would like to review our
performance since the reverse takeover of KAE in May 2005.  At that time our
share price on completion was 405p.  On the basis of our results for 2006 and
the recommended final dividend, shareholders who have retained their shares
would now receive a dividend payout of over 5% on the initial 405p, have net
asset backing of over £5 per share including 180p of cash and the fully diluted
EPS has increased from 61.8p to 80.7p.  Our performance was reflected in a rise
in the share price of 172% to £11 from May 2005 to end December 2006.  We raised
over £1,000,000 in new equity in 2006 and I am convinced our AIM listing will be
a major contributor to the future success of our buy and build strategy as AIM
investors become more discriminating.

The current year has started very well and the operating pipelines for all three
business units are well ahead of the previous year at this stage.  We have
increased our professional staff numbers substantially to maintain our ability
to grow our core KAE business organically.  We are budgeting excellent returns
on our investment in nxtMOVE and AIA in their first full year in the Company and
expect to make further add-on acquisitions in 2007.  Optimisa has net cash
resources of £1.6m and generates strong surplus cash flow, which enables us to
pursue a substantial acquisition, which could transform the size and scale of
the group in 2007.

Optimisa is a 'people business' and the key determinate of our success is our
ability to retain and attract high quality staff.  It is thanks to our highly
motivated employees hard work and ability that we have produced another
excellent set of results and look forward to an exciting and challenging year
with confidence.

R F Littleboy


Chief executive's review

I am pleased to report that 2006 was a year of solid growth and strong
performance in all areas of our business.  The core business of KAE exceeded
expectations and we are very pleased with the progress made with the two
acquisitions completed during the year - nxtMOVE helping to develop our
operations in North America and Andrew Irving Associates adding strength to our
business in the UK.

The results for the year to end December 2006 include a 10-month contribution
from nxtMOVE and a 3-month contribution from Andrew Irving Associates.  The
integration of nxtMOVE has largely been completed and several significant new
client wins in both the UK and the US came as a direct consequence of our
presence in both markets.  Integration of Andrew Irving Associates is also going
well and they are now handling a considerable amount of business previously
outsourced to other companies.

KAE continued its strong organic expansion, once again beating high growth
targets and expanding both the depth of its relationship with existing clients
and the overall client breadth.  All large clients were retained through the
year and several key target clients were added as part of the business
development programme.

The deferred consideration for the acquisition of KAE was dependent on KAE
achieving certain targets.  All targets were achieved for 2005 and 2006 and the
final 60,000 deferred shares were issued in June 2006 as per the prospectus
released in 2005.

On 6 March 2006, we announced the acquisition of nxtMOVE from Huntsworth plc for
$1,567,000 (£895,000) paid in cash.  Huntsworth had acquired nxtMOVE with its
purchase of Incepta plc in May 2005 but decided it was non-core and subsequently
sold it to Optimisa.  We knew the company well and had worked with them in the

On 2 October 2006, we announced the acquisition of Andrew Irving Associates
(AIA).   AIA is a long established UK based qualitative research agency with an
impressive track record in the private and public sector.  We, and the team led
by Andrew Irving, are confident that this business will achieve exceptional
growth in the next few years and will also considerably strengthen both the
capabilities and product offering of KAE.

As part of the integration and development process for our business units we
have implemented consistent group wide performance management and resource
planning tools and instigated a process of staff rotation.  These have already
had very positive results - providing internal developmental opportunities for
members of the core team as well as improving management efficiency and
knowledge sharing.

At the beginning of 2006 KAE had 27 employees.  By virtue of both the
acquisitions and strategic recruitment the Group expanded to 56 employees at the
start of 2007.  As part of the overall business development plan we expect to
increase this further to 66 by the end of the current year excluding further
acquisitions.  Recruitment is currently focused on high calibre senior level
individuals who can reinforce and further expand our consulting offer in both
the UK and the US.

Market conditions for our type of consulting offer have been very good over the
last year and we have taken full advantage of the opportunities this has
presented.  Moving forward we are focused on expanding both the breadth and the
depth of our offer to further build on the client relationships we already have
and to leverage these in adjacent sectors.

We have set very demanding targets for each of our business units in the current
year, but are confident that the results will confirm our status as a genuine
growth company.  Our strategy is to produce well above average organic growth
from each of our business units and to accelerate this growth with earnings
enhancing acquisitions.

The overall Optimisa business focus remains on delivering high value,
commercially based market and marketing advice to help our clients grow their
businesses profitably.

KAE continues to concentrate on growing its business in the strategic marketing
consulting arena, providing consulting services around new product development,
market opportunity identification and assessment and commercial marketing advice
to blue chip clients in Europe and the US.  Business is extremely good in the
core telecommunications and financial services sectors and we have had
considerable success in expanding our business in hospitality and transport over
the last year.

nxtMOVE  is building on its success in providing strategic decision support
services to US corporates both domestically and internationally and will
continue its focus on clients in the aerospace, financial services and private
equity markets providing high value market and corporate analysis.

Andrew Irving Associates is expected to grow significantly in the coming year.
Organic expansion of its qualitative market research services for existing and
targeted new clients is already being augmented by cross selling by both KAE and
nxtMOVE and this is expected to further develop as our experience of multi team
/ office delivery grows.

S J Dannatt

Chief Executive

Group profit and loss account

                              Note     Continuing        Acquisitions   2006         2005
                                       £'000             £'000          £'000        £'000
Turnover                      1        4,188             1,706          5,894        2,263

Cost of sales                          (1,048)           (227)          (1,275)      (542)

Gross profit                           3,140             1,479          4,619        1,721

Administrative expenses                (2,474)           (1,400)        (3,874)      (1,409)

Other operating income          2      2                 16             18           37
Operating profit                3      668               95             763          349
Net interest receivable                4                 1              5            17
Amounts written off                    
investments                            -                 -              -           (109)
Profit on ordinary activities          
before taxation                        672               96             768          257
Tax on profit on ordinary
                                                                        (105)        114
Profit on ordinary activities
after taxation                                                          663          371

Earnings per share (pence)      4
- Basic                                                                 82.9         65.8
- Diluted                                                               80.7         61.8

Group and company balance sheets
                                                                    Group                   Company
                              Note                        2006          2005        2006       2005
                                                          £'000         £'000       £'000      £'000
Fixed assets
Intangible assets                                         2,062         1,304       -          -
Tangible assets                                           144           47          11         4
Investments                                               -             411         3,219      2,428
                                                          2,206         1,762       3,230      2,432

Current assets
Debtors                                                   1,733         766         1,264      423
Cash at bank                                              1,596         757         356        358
                                                          3,329         1,523       1,620      781

Creditors: amounts falling                                (976)         (434)       (50)
due within one year

Net current assets                                        2,353         1,089       1,570      707

Creditors: amounts falling                                (101)         -           (101)      -
due after more than one year
Net assets                                                4,458         2,851       4,699      3,139

Capital and reserves
Called-up equity share        7                           1,323         1,036       1,323      1,036
Share premium account         8                           1,334         502         1,334      502
Merger reserve                8                           914           612         914        612
Shares to be issued                                       -             243         -          243
Profit and loss account       8                           887           458         1,128      746
Shareholders' funds           9                           4,458         2,851       4,699      3,139

Group cash flow statement
                                             Note       2006                     2005
                                                        £'000       £'000        £'000       £'000

Net cash inflow / (outflow) from operating                          975                           (192)

Return on investments and servicing of
Interest received                                       26                       17
Interest paid                                                  (21)              -

Net cash inflow from returns on investments                         5                        17
and servicing of finance

Taxation                                                            (66)                     (76)

Capital expenditure and financial investment
Payments to acquire tangible assets                     (56)                     (34)
Proceeds on sale of tangible fixed assets               -                        177
Acquisition of investments                              -                        (82)
Proceeds on sale of investments                         103                      -

Net cash inflow from capital expenditure and                        47                       61
financial investment

Purchase of subsidiary undertakings          6          (1,003)                  (802)
Net cash acquired with subsidiary                       13                       1,060

Net cash (outflow) / inflow from                                    (990)                    258

Equity dividend paid                                                (135)                    (35)

Net cash inflow from financial investment
Management of liquid resources
Disposal of investments                                 -                        80
Net cash inflow from management of liquid                           -                        80

Cash (outflow) / inflow before financing                            (164)                    113

Cash inflow from issuing shares                         1,011                    345
Share issue costs                                       (8)                      -        
Net cash inflow from financing                                      1,003                    345

Increase in cash in the period                                      839                      458

Group statement of total recognised gains and losses

                                                                                2006          2005
                                                                               £'000         £'000
Profit for the year                                                              663           371
Currency translation differences                                                (99)     -        
Total recognised gains for the year                                              564           371

Principal accounting policies

Basis of preparation

The preliminary announcement has been prepared under the historical cost
convention, in accordance with applicable accounting standards in the United

The principal accounting policies of the Group are set out below and remain
unchanged from the prior year.

Basis of consolidation

The Group preliminary announcement consolidates those of the Company and its
subsidiary undertakings to 31 December 2006.

As permitted by Section 230 of the Companies Act 1985, the Company has not
presented its own profit and loss account. The profit for the financial year
relating to the parent Company amounted to £517,000.

The results of the subsidiaries acquired during the period are included in the
consolidated preliminary announcement from the date of acquisition. On
acquisition of a business, all of the assets and liabilities of that business at
the date of acquisition are recorded at fair value. All changes to those assets
and liabilities, and the resulting gains and losses that arise after the date of
acquisition, are charged to the post acquisition profit and loss account or
statement of total recognised gains and losses as appropriate.

Acquisitions of subsidiaries are dealt with by the acquisition method of

True and fair override

The Group has concluded that goodwill arising on acquisitions of kae: marketing
intelligence limited, nxtMOVE Corporation and Andrew Irving Associates Limited
should not be amortised given that these companies have demonstrated historical
ability to sustain profitability, their respective market positions and the
Group's commitment to invest in the long term development of the brands.

The Group has not amortised this goodwill, a departure from the Companies Act
1985 Paragraph 21 of Schedule 4, for the over-riding purpose of giving a true
and fair view of the Group's results for the reasons outlined above.  If the
goodwill arising on the acquisition of kae: marketing intelligence limited,
nxtMOVE Corporation and Andrew Irving Associates Limited had been amortised over
a period of 20 years, goodwill would have decreased by £135,000, with a decrease
in operating profits and opening retained earnings of £92,000 and £43,000


Turnover comprises the gross amounts billed to clients in respect of the
provision during the year of marketing services to include fees and
disbursements for market research and other services performed, subject to
specific contract.  Revenue is recognised when the service is performed, in
accordance with the terms of the contractual agreement and the stage of
completion of the work.  Turnover is stated after deduction of trade discounts
and excluding Value Added Tax or similar sales taxes outside the United Kingdom.

Goodwill and intangible assets

Goodwill on acquisitions, representing the purchase consideration and the costs
of acquisition less the fair value of net assets acquired, is capitalised.

The directors assess each acquisition to determine the appropriate treatment of
any related goodwill and select from one of two accounting policies:

Where the directors are of the opinion that the goodwill has an indefinite
economic life given the acquired business' historical ability to sustain long
term profitability, their position within their market sector and the Group's
commitment to continue to invest in the long-term development of that business
then the goodwill is not amortised but is subject to an annual impairment test.

Where the goodwill does not have an indefinite economic life it is amortised on
a straight- line basis over its useful economic life, up to a maximum of 20

Tangible fixed assets and depreciation

Tangible assets are stated at cost less depreciation.  Depreciation is
calculated to write down the cost less estimated residual value of all tangible
fixed assets by equal annual instalments over their expected useful lives, as

Leasehold property        -            over 5 years

Computer equipment        -            over 3 years

Fixtures & fittings       -            over 5 years

The expected useful lives of computer equipment and fixtures and fittings were
reassessed during the year and extended from 2 to 3 years and 3 to 5 years
respectively.  The impact on the profit for the year of this change was


Investments are included at cost less amounts written off. Profits or losses
arising from the disposal of investments are treated as part of the result from
ordinary activities.

Deferred taxation

Deferred tax is recognised on all timing differences where the transactions or
events that give the Company an obligation to pay more tax in the future, or a
right to pay less tax in the future, have occurred by the balance sheet date.
Deferred tax assets are recognised when it is more likely than not that they
will be recovered. Deferred tax is measured using rates of tax that have been
enacted or substantially enacted by the balance sheet date.


Rentals payable under operating leases are charged against income on a
straight-line basis over the lease term.


The Group operates a money purchase (defined contribution) pension scheme.
Contributions payable to this scheme are charged to the profit and loss account
in the year to which they relate. Those contributions are invested separately
from the Group's assets.

Deferred consideration

The terms of an acquisition may provide that the value of the purchase
consideration, which may be payable in cash or shares at a future date, depends
on uncertain future events such as the future performance of the acquired
company. The amount recognised in the preliminary announcement represents the
maximum amount expected to be paid.

Where the agreement gives rise to an obligation that is settled by the delivery
of a variable number of shares to meet a monetary defined liability, these
amounts are disclosed as debt.

Liquid resources

Liquid resources relate to current asset investments held as readily disposable
stores of value which are traded in an active market where disposal will not
disrupt the business.

Foreign currency translation

Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated
into sterling at the rates of exchange ruling at the balance sheet date.
Transactions in foreign currencies are recorded at the rate ruling at the date
of the transaction. All differences are taken to the profit and loss account.

The exchange differences arising on the retranslation of the opening net
investment in subsidiaries are taken directly to reserves. Where exchange
differences result from the translation of foreign currency borrowing raised to
acquire foreign assets they are taken to reserves and offset against the
differences arising from the translation of those assets.

Share options

Executive and employee share option arrangements for the fair value are assessed
at the date of granting the option and a charge is made to the profit and loss
account only to the extent that it is material.


Dividends are recognised as a deduction from equity in the period in which they
are paid. Final dividends are recognised in the period in which they are
approved by the Company in general meeting.

          Notes to the preliminary announcement

1             Segmental analysis

Turnover is attributable to one continuing activity and is stated net of Value
Added Tax.

                                                                    2006                 2005
                                                                    £'000                £'000
Analysed by source of business
Group turnover
- United Kingdom                                                    4,412                2,263
- Rest of World                                                     1,482                 -        
                                                                    5,894                2,263
Group operating profit
- United Kingdom                                                    709                  349
- Rest of World                                                     54                    -        
                                                                    763                  349
Net assets
- United Kingdom                                                    4,091                2,851
- Rest of World                                                     367                   -        
                                                                    4,458                2,851

2             Other operating income
                                                                    2006                 2005
                                                                    £'000                £'000

Profit on disposal of                                               -                    12
Profit on disposal of leasehold                                     -                    21
Rental income                                                       18                   4
                                                                    18                   37

3              Operating profit

Operating profit is stated after charging:
                                                                           2006           2005
                                                                           £'000          £'000
Auditors' remuneration
Audit services                                                             20             15
Non audit services - taxation services                                     4              3
Tangible fixed assets owned                                                42             29
Operating lease rentals                                                    250            142

During the year the auditors also received remuneration of £17,000, for
consulting work relating to the acquisition of nxtMOVE, which has been
capitalised in the cost of investment for this business.

4                    Earnings per share

                                      2006                                  2005
                          Profit      Weighted     Pence per    Profit      Weighted                         Pence per
                          for the     average          share    for the     average                             share
                          financial   number of                 financial   number of
                          year        shares                    year        shares
                          £'000                                 £'000
Basic earnings per share
Earning attributable to:
   Ordinary shareholders  663         799,576           82.9    371         562,406                              65.8
Dilutive effect of
  Warrants                  -         22,376           (2.2)      -         22,168                               (2.5)
  Share to be issued        -         -            -              -         13,673                               (1.5)
Diluted earnings per      663         821,952           80.7    371         598,247                              61.8

5                    Dividends

                                                                               2006       2005
                                                                               £'000      £'000

Final 2005 dividend paid 2006 (2005: nil)                                      70         -        
Interim dividend of 7.5p per share (2005: 5.0p per share)                      65         35
                                                                               135        35

6                    Acquisitions

The following acquisitions were made during the period:

a) NxtMOVE Corporation

During the year, the group set up a wholly owned subsidiary, NM Acquisition
Corporation in the United States, with the intention of acquiring the business
and net assets of nxtMOVE LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huntsworth Group

On 3 March 2006, NM Acquisition Corporation acquired the trade and net assets of
nxtMOVE LLC for a consideration of $1,567,000 (£895,000).  Further costs of
$147,000 (£84,000) relating to the acquisition were incurred during the year.
Following the acquisition of these net assets, NM Acquisition Corp changed its
name to nxtMOVE Corporation.

The funding for this acquisition was provided by Optimisa plc in the form of an
interest-bearing loan and by the issue of ordinary shares by nxtMOVE Corporation
to Optimisa plc.

In order to assist with the financing of these transactions, Optimisa plc took
out a Multi Option Facility with the Bank of Scotland that provided an overdraft
facility of £575,000.  This facility expired on 28 February 2007, and was not
renewed, as the facility was no longer required.

The assets and liabilities of nxtMOVE Corporation at 3 March 2006 were as
follows (based on the exchange rate at date of acquisition of US$1.75=£1.00):

                                                 UK GAAP             Accounting       Fair value
                                                 Book value          adjustments
                                                 £'000               £'000            £'000
Fixed assets
Tangible assets                                  62                  -                62

Current assets
Debtors                                          405                 -                405
Other debtors                                    2                   -                2
Prepayments and accrued income                   88                  -                88
                                                 495                 -                495
Creditors amounts falling due with
within one year                                  (243)               -                (243)
Current net assets                               252                 -                252

Total assets less current liabilities            314                 -                314
Goodwill                                                                              665
Satisfied by:                                                                         £'000
Cash                                                                                  979

No comparative financial information is available.

b) Andrew Irving Associates Limited

On 2 October 2006, the Group acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Andrew
Irving Associates Limited.  The consideration comprised of £10,700 in cash and
the allotment of 17,701 ordinary shares at £9.90 each.

In addition to the initial consideration, a further deferred consideration up to
a maximum of £101,000 is payable dependent upon the gross profit earned by AIA
in the 2007 and 2008 financial years.  The deferred consideration will be paid
through a mixture of equity shares and cash in accordance with the associated
sale and purchase agreement.

A provision for the maximum amount payable has been made for the deferred
consideration at 31 December 2006.

The assets and liabilities of Andrew Irving Associates Limited at 2 October 2006
were as follows:

                                                 Book value         Accounting       Fair value
                                                 £'000              £'000            £'000
Fixed assets
Tangible assets                                  28                 -                28

Current assets
Debtors                                          164                -                164
Cash at bank and in hand                         13                 -                13
                                                 177                -                177
Creditors amounts falling due with
within one year                                  (68)               -                (68)
Current net assets                               109                -                109

Total assets less current liabilities            137                -                137
Goodwill                                                                             163
Satisfied by:                                                                        £'000
Cash                                                                                 11
Shares issued (note 7)                                                               175
Deferred consideration                                                               101
Acquisition costs                                                                    13

Pre-acquisition results
The information disclosed below has been prepared on the basis of the company's
accounting policies which remain unchanged following the acquisition.

                                                                                   1 May 2006
                                                                                   to 1 October 2006
  urnover                                                                          309,641
Operating loss                                                                    (34,070)
Loss before taxation                                                              (33,073)
Taxation                                                                          -        
Loss after taxation                                                               (33,073)

The profit after taxation for the year ended 30 April 2006 was £30,379.

7                    Share capital

Group and Company
                                                     2006                              2005
                                                     £'000                             £'000
1,600,000 Ordinary share of 150p each                2,400                             2,400

Called up, allotted and fully paid:
                                                     2006                               2005
                                          No         £'000               No            £'000
Ordinary shares of 150p each              882,151    1,323              690,911        1,036


On 6 April 2006, 7,039 new Ordinary Shares of 150p with a total nominal value of
£10,558 were issued at a value of 900p each for a total consideration of

On 5 May 2006, 1,500 warrants were exercised over an equivalent number of new
Ordinary Shares of 150p each for a total nominal value of £2,250. There was no
premium on these shares.

On 12 May 2006, 105,000 new Ordinary Shares of 150p with a total nominal value
of £157,500 were issued at a value of 900p each for a total consideration of
£945,000.  Expenses of £8,000 incurred in issuing these shares have been
deducted from the share premium account.

On 28 June 2006, 60,000 Ordinary Shares of 150p with a total nominal value of
£90,000 were issued to the vendors of KAE at a value of 405p each for a total
consideration of £243,000 as payment of the deferred consideration due under the
purchase agreement.

The premium on the shares issued on acquisition has been taken to the merger
reserve in accordance with section 131 of the Companies Act.

On 2 October 2006, 17,701 Ordinary Shares of 150p with a total nominal value of
£26,552 were issued to the vendors of AIA at a value of 990p each for a total
consideration of £175,240 as part of the consideration for the acquisition.

The premium on the shares issued on acquisition has been taken to the merger
reserve in accordance with section 131 of the Companies Act.

Options and warrants

In prior years the Directors granted a number of share options at prices which
it is no longer realistic for the Company to achieve. These share options
numbered 3,417 and the weighted average exercise price is £690. At 31 December
2006 the Company had the following outstanding warrants over its ordinary shares
of 150 pence each:

Number of share Exercise price           Dates exercisable

5,225           150p                     February 2000 to February 2010
6,500           900p                     March 2007 to March 2010
6,500           900p                     March 2008 to March 2011

8                    Reserves

                                     Shares to be Merger          Share                 Profit and
                                     issued       reserve         premium             loss account
                                     £'000        £'000           £'000                      £'000

At 1 January 2006                    243          612             502             458
Shares issued for deferred           (243)        -               -               -        
Premiums on share issued in the year -            302             832             -        
Retained profit for the financial    -            -               -               663
Currency translation                 -            -               -               (99)
Dividends paid                       -            -               -               (135)
At 31 December 2006                  -            914             1,334           887

At 1 January 2006                    243          612             502             746
Shares issued for deferred           (243)        -               -               -        
Premiums on share issued in the year -            302             832             -        
Retained profit for the financial    -            -               -               517
Dividends paid                       -            -               -               (135)
At 31 December 2006                  -            914             1,334           1,128

9                    Reconciliation of movement in shareholders' funds

                                                                      2006           2005
                                                                      £'000          £'000

At 1 January                                                          2,851          955
Profit for the year                                                   663            371
Dividend paid                                                         (135)          (35)
Currency translation                                                  (99)           -        
Shares issued on acquisition                                          418            972
Shares to be issued                                                   (243)          243
Shares issued for cash consideration                                  1,001          250
Shares issued on exercise of warrants                                 2              95
At 31 December 2006                                                   4,458          2,851

                                                                       2006           2005
                                                                       £'000          £'000

At 1 January                                                           3,139          955
Profit for the year                                                    517            659
Dividend paid                                                          (135)          (35)
Shares issued on acquisition                                           418            972
Shares to be issued                                                    (243)          243
Shares issued for cash consideration                                   1,001          250
Shares issued on exercise of warrants                                  2              95
At 31 December 2006                                                    4,699          3,139

10               Basis of preparation

The financial information presented in this preliminary announcement is
extracted from, and is consistent with, the Group's audited financial statements
for the year ended 31st December 2006.  The information presented does not
constitute the statutory accounts of the Group or of the Company within the
meaning of section 240 of the Companies Act 1985.  The financial statements for
the year ended 31st December 2006 will be delivered to the Registrar of
Companies following the Company's Annual General Meeting.  The auditors' report
on those financial statements is unqualified and does not contain any statement
under section 237 of the Companies Act 1985.

For further information please contact:

Ron Littleboy, Chairman, Optimisa plc                         020 7960 3300
Simon Dannatt, Chief Executive, Optimisa plc                  020 7960 3300
Jonathan Waters, Director, Optimisa plc                       020 7960 3300
Hugh Oram, Nabarro Wells Limited                              020 7710 7400


                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

a d v e r t i s e m e n t