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Thursday 20 September, 2018

IndigoVision Group

Half-year Report

RNS Number : 3290B
IndigoVision Group PLC
20 September 2018
 

20 September 2018

 

IndigoVision Group plc

("IndigoVision", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Interim Results for six months ending 30 June 2018

 

Financial Highlights

 

·      Revenue increased by 9.5% to $22.2m (2017: $20.3m1)

·      Gross margin 58.0% (2017: 51.5%)

·      Increased investment in R&D and the global sales team 

·      Operating loss $1.1m (2017: $0.7m)

·      Net cash at 30 June 2018 $2.7m (2017: $4.9m)

 

 

Operational Highlights

 

As previously articulated our primary objective is to increase the Company's market share and improve profitability which will be achieved by the following actions:-

 

·      Develop innovative and differentiated technology to meet the increased demand for intelligent video systems for both security and operational needs

·      Improve and restructure our sales channel

·      Improve efficiency and control operating costs

 

Over the period we have made considerable progress in all areas though much work remains.

 

·      This year we have successfully launched Integra and the award-winning CyberVigilant® product in camera (IndigoVision's patented technology providing anomaly detection and monitoring within video networks).  We will be releasing further technology initiatives and partnerships throughout the remainder of the year and into 2019, possibly including bolt-on acquisitions of complementary technologies.

·      Our sales teams have been restructured and strengthened globally.  Our partner program has been revamped and we have increased the number of partners.

·      We have reduced warranty costs, improved control over gross margins and embedded a performance culture throughout the organisation.

 

The actions taken continue to drive improvements throughout the business.  As in previous years, sales are expected to be weighted towards the second half of the year and the nature of our business is that the precise timing of our orders is difficult to predict.  Nevertheless, the current indicators continue to support the Board's target to at least break even in the current year and for the business to deliver an increase in revenues and acceptable levels of profitability from 2019.

 

George Elliott, Chairman commented:

"I am pleased to report that considerable progress has been made in the period in delivering the Company's strategy as set out last year.  In particular, we have added new functionality to our core technology and introduced a number of new products.  The sales team has been strengthened and is gaining traction, we have improved our operational capabilities and our marketing efforts have focused on our increasingly innovative technology.  The Group's reporting structures have been streamlined to focus on a performance driven culture and key deliverables".

 

 

Pedro Simoes, Chief Executive commented:

"Almost a year since joining the Group, I remain enthused by the opportunities within our business.  I am particularly pleased with the pace of technology innovation across the Group.  Recent regulatory changes in the US confirm the need to maintain a competitive advantage and strategic relationships in our supply chain, something I believe IndigoVision is well-placed to capitalise on."

 

1 2017 accounts restated under IFRS15 revenue recognition, lowering revenue from $20.4m to $20.3m. See note 4 below. 

 

Notes to Editors

About IndigoVision

 

IndigoVision is a leader in the design and supply of high performance, highly-intelligent video security systems for security installations of differing sizes and complexity.  From video capture and transmission to analysis and storage, IndigoVision's networked video security systems provide the best quality and most secure video evidence, using market leading compression technology to minimise bandwidth and reduce storage costs.

 

IndigoVision's technology is ideally suited for use in mission critical facilities such as government, oil and gas, transport, cities, industry, education, police, prisons and casinos to improve public safety, protect assets, develop organisations' operational efficiency and support law enforcement.

 

IndigoVision has sales and support teams in 24 countries and operates through 18 regional centres, in Edinburgh, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Johannesburg, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Macau, Shanghai, Sydney, Mexico City, Toronto, Bogotá, New Jersey, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. 

 

IndigoVision partners with a network of some 1,000+ trained and authorised IndigoVision resellers to provide local system design, installation and servicing to IndigoVision's system users.

IndigoVision Group plc

Pedro Simoes (CEO)

+44 (0) 131 475 7200

 

Chris Lea (CFO)

 

 

N+1 Singer, Nominated Advisor

 

 

Sandy Fraser

 

+44 (0) 20 7496 3176

Charlotte Street Partners, Media Enquiries

 

Malcolm Robertson

Martha Walsh

+44 (0) 7788 567680

+44 (0) 7876 245962

 

Shareholder information

 

Our website, which carries copies of prior year accounts and stock exchange announcements, can be accessed at www.indigovision.com

 

Shareholder calendar

28 February 2019

Publication of the preliminary results announcement for the year ending 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chairman's Statement

In the six months to 30 June 2018, revenue was $22.2m compared with $20.3m (restated) in the corresponding period last year.  The impact of investment in sales teams and efficiency improvements has been evident, as revenues increased by $1.9m (9.5%).

 

All regions reported sales increases, except Latin America, where sales were flat year on year. Asia Pacific and North America enjoyed growth, up 54% and 16% respectively. Growth in EMEA region was 7%, within which the UK saw 13% revenue growth.

 

Gross margin improved to 58.0% (2017: 51.5% (restated)) due to a variety of factors including: an increase in software revenues, improvements in managing product warranty costs, geographical and product mix, and a comprehensive review of product margins.

 

Overheads (pre-FX), at $13.9m, were 21% higher than the first half of 2017. This increase in overheads had an impact in the first half, with stronger revenue and improved gross margin.  The Group incurred an immaterial FX loss in the six months to 30 June 2018 (2017: $0.3m gain)

 

Research and development spend increased 31% reflecting the greater investment in product development, with differentiated software-led products offering end-to-end video security launching successfully, such as Integra which is aimed at the SME market.

 

The operating loss for the six months ended 30 June 2018 was $1.1m (2017: $0.7m). The loss after tax was $1.1m (2017: $0.7m), representing a loss per share of 14.0 cents (2017: 9.2 cents).

 

Working capital recorded an outflow as a result of increased inventory and payables, the latter up significantly, and flat receivables. Cash collections have been strong since the half year and significant reductions in inventory are being targeted. Net cash as at 30 June 2018 of $2.7m represented a marginal improvement from $2.6m at 31 December 2017.

 

The Group has unutilised overdraft facilities of $4.0m and is in the process of negotiating a new invoice finance facility with several potential lenders.

 

The Company will not pay an interim dividend this year. 

 

A circular will shortly be distributed to shareholders detailing a proposed new long term incentive plan for IndigoVision's senior management, following the expiry of the previous plan at the 2018 annual general meeting.

 

During the first half of 2018 the Group launched a range of new products and services including the Integra all-in-one device, which combines video storage and Control Center video management software in a single piece of hardware, as mentioned in our AGM statement in May. The product targets the SME market, and has attracted a strong pipeline of orders since launch in April.

 

The innovative CyberVigilant® security solution has been well received. This product uses the Group's extensive knowledge of video networks to detect and report anomalous behaviour and attempts to hack into a customer's video devices, is now available in a range of the Group's cameras, providing an additional layer of cyber protection.

 

Other product launches included re-engineered tiered software bringing greater value for customers.

 

The Group continues to look at exciting partnership opportunities to combine IndigoVision's scale and technology base with emerging technology providers to create further innovative new products, possibly including bolt-on acquisitions of complementary technologies. 

 

Upcoming trade shows in Germany and the US will see the launch of new product partnerships including plans to launch automatic number plate recognition software and software that allows us to "make the invisible, visible" by providing location-based analytics.

 

On 13 August 2018, the US Government enacted legislation, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), placing restrictions on the use of two manufacturers' hardware products, either for standalone supply or as a  substantial or essential component or as critical technology within any system for US government and US government-funded contracts; the legislation takes effect in fiscal year 2019.

 

In addition, the impact and extent of tariffs, especially in relation to the distribution of Chinese manufactured product into the US, remains dynamic. The high pace of change in this regard brings a corresponding amount of uncertainty, however the Group does not currently foresee these factors impacting materially on our ability to fulfil contractual commitments in the US. Also our developing supply chain partnerships and flexibility diminish our reliance on specific companies and Chinese manufacturers.

 

Outlook

 

The actions taken continue to drive improvements throughout the business. As in previous years, sales are expected to be weighted towards the second half of the year and the nature of our business is that the precise timing of our orders is difficult to predict. Nevertheless, the current indicators continue to support the Board's target to at least break even in the current year and for the business to deliver an increase in revenues and acceptable levels of profitability from 2019.

 

George Elliott

Chairman

20 September 2018

 

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2018

 

 

Note

6 months ended 30 June 2018

6 months ended 30 June 2017

Restated*

12 months ended     31 December 2017

Restated*

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

22,210

20,277

42,100

Cost of sales

 

(9,325)

(9,827)

(19,327)

 

12,885

10,450

22,773

 

 

 

Research and development expenditure

 

(1,722)

(1,315)

(3,090)

Selling and distribution expenses

 

(8,986)

(7,754)

(17,081)

Other administrative expenses

 

(3,228)

(2,418)

(5,699)

Foreign exchange (loss)/gain

 

(2)

330

281

 

(1,053)

(707)

(2,816)

 

 

 

Financial income

 

1

6

12

 

(1,052)

(701)

(2,804)

 

 

 

Income tax (expense)/credit

 

(1)

11

204

 

(1,053)

(690)

(2,600)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange translation differences on foreign operations

 

(55)

(151)

(255)

 

(1,108)

(841)

(2,855)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic loss per share (cents)

2

(14.0)

(9.2)

                              (34.9)

Diluted loss per share (cents)

2

(14.0)

(9.2)

                              (34.9)

Adjusted loss per share (cents)

2

(14.0)

(9.2)

                              (29.6)

 

Revenue and loss for the current and comparative periods relate wholly to continuing activities.

 

*      See note 4 for details regarding the restatement as a result of change in accounting policy.

 

Consolidated balance sheet

As at 30 June 2018

 

 

6 months ended

30 June 2018

6 months ended

30 June 2017

Restated*

12 months ended     31 December 2017

Restated*

 

$000

$000

$000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

1,704

1,319

              1,504

Intangible assets

426

161

352

Deferred tax

1,803

1,767

1,846

Total non-current assets

3,933

3,247

3,702

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Inventories

10,259

8,047

8,936

Trade and other receivables

13,151

12,114

13,100

Cash and cash equivalents

2,715

4,865

2,574

Total current assets

26,125

25,026

24,610

 

 

 

 

Total assets

30,058

28,273

28,312

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

14,045

9,314

11,181

Provisions

138

138

138

Total current liabilities

14,183

9,452

11,319

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Other non-current liabilities

7

29

17

Provisions

45

45

45

Total non-current liabilities

52

74

62

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

14,235

9,526

11,381

 

 

 

 

Net assets

15,823

18,747

16,931

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Called up share capital

                 120

                 120

120

Share premium account

              2,684

              2,684

2,684

Other reserve

              8,080

              8,080

8,080

Treasury/own share reserve

(268)

(210)

(268)

Translation reserve

(651)

(186)

(596)

Profit and loss account

5,858

8,259

6,911

Total equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

15,823

18,747

16,931

         

 

*      See note 4 for details regarding the restatement as a result of change in accounting policy.

 

Consolidated statement of changes in equity

 

$000

Share capital

Share premium

Other reserve

Translation reserve

Treasury/

own share reserve

Retained earnings

Total equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

2,684

8,080

(596)

(268)

6,911

16,931

 

Loss for the period

-

-

-

-

-

(1,053)

(1,053)

 

Difference on translation

-

-

-

(55)

-

-

(55)

 

Purchase of own shares

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Equity-settled transactions, including deferred tax effect

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

 

Dividends paid to equity holders

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

2,684

8,080

(651)

(268)

5,858

15,823

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$000

Share capital

 

Share premium

 

Other reserve

 

Translation reserve

 

Treasury/

own share reserve

Retained earnings

 

Total equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

2,684

8,080

(341)

-

9,243

19,786

 

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

(694)

(694)

 

Difference on translation

-

-

-

155

-

-

155

 

Purchase of own shares

-

-

-

-

(210)

-

(210)

 

Equity-settled transactions, including deferred tax effect

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

 

Dividends paid to equity holders

-

-

-

-

-

(290)

(290)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

2,684

8,080

(186)

(210)

8,259

18,747

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$000

Share capital

Share premium

Other reserve

Translation reserve

Treasury/

own share reserve

 

Retained earnings

Total equity

 

120

2,684

8,080

(341)

-

9,243

19,786

 

Loss for the period

-

-

-

-

-

(2,600)

(2,600)

 

Difference on translation

-

-

-

(255)

-

-

(255)

 

Purchase of own shares

-

-

-

-

(268)

268

-

 

Equity-settled transactions, including deferred tax effect

-

-

-

-

 

-

 

-

-

 

Dividends paid to equity holders

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

2,684

8,080

(596)

(268)

6,911

16,931

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

 

Consolidated statement of cash flows

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2018

 

 

6 months ended 30 June 2018

6 months ended 30 June 2017

12 months ended 31 December 2017

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year

(1,053)

(690)

(2,600)

Adjusted for:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation

396

393

850

Financial income

(1)

(6)

(12)

Share based payment expense

30

-

36

Foreign exchange (gain)/ loss

(14)

20

(281)

Gain/(loss) on disposal of property, plant and equipment

2

(1)

77

Income tax charge/(credit)

1

(11)

(204)

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

(1,323)

25

(864)

(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables

(50)

658

339

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

2,864

(680)

1,158

 

 

 

 

852

(292)

(1,501)

Income taxes received

-

22

179

 

 

 

 

852

(270)

(1,322)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest received

1

6

12

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(506)

(463)

(1,139)

Acquisition of intangibles

(164)

(152)

(414)

Proceeds from sale of fixed assets

-

-

28

 

 

 

(669)

(609)

(1,513)

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

-

(290)

(289)

Finance lease payments

(10)

-

(18)

Purchase of own shares

-

(210)

(268)

 

 

 

(10)

(500)

(575)

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

173

(1,379)

(3,411)

Cash and cash equivalents at start of period

2,574

6,203

6,203

Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash held

(32)

41

(218)

 

 

 

2,715

4,865

2,574

 

Notes to the accounts:

 

1.

Basis of preparation and accounting policies

 

IndigoVision Group plc ("the Company") is domiciled in Scotland.  The consolidated interim financial statements ("the interim report") of the Company for the six months ended 30 June 2018 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries together referred to as "the Group".  The interim report was approved by the Board on 20 September 2018. 

 

The financial information is prepared on a historical cost basis and is presented in US Dollars, rounded to the nearest thousand.

 

These financial statements have been prepared applying the accounting policies and presentation that were applied in the preparation of the Group's published financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2017.

 

The financial information set out in these interim statements does not constitute the Company's statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Statutory accounts for the period ended 31 December 2017, which were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as adopted by the EU, are available on the Company's website at www.indigovision.com and have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditors have reported on those accounts; their report was (i) unqualified, (ii) did not include references to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report and (iii) did not contain statements under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.  The interim financial information for the 6 month period ended 30 June 2018 is unaudited.

 

2.

Earnings per share

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2018

Six months ended 30 June 2017

12 months ended   31 December 2017

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

Loss for the period attributable to equity shareholders (basic and diluted)

(1,053)

(690)

(2,600)

Exceptional salary costs

-

-

396

Adjusted profit for the year attributable to equity shareholders

(1,053)

(690)

(2,204)

 

 

 

 

 

Cents

Cents

Cents

 

 

 

 

Basic loss per share

(14.0)

(9.2)

(34.9)

Diluted loss per share

(14.0)

(9.2)

(34.9)

Adjusted (loss)/earnings per share

(14.0)

(9.2)

(29.6)

 

 

 

 

The weighted average number of ordinary shares used in the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share for each period were calculated as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2018

Six months ended 30 June 2017

12 months ended   31 December 2017

 

No of shares

No of shares

No of shares

 

 

 

 

Issued ordinary shares at start of year

7,610,756

7,610,756

7,610,756

Effect of weighted average of shares issued during the period from exercise of employee share options

-

-

-

Effect of purchase of own shares

(97,238)

(138,161)

(170,763)

Weighted average number of ordinary share for the period - for earnings per share

7,513,518

7,472,595

7,439,993

 

The calculation of adjusted earnings per share for the year ended 31 December 2017 was based on the loss attributable to equity shareholders of $2,600,000 to which the exceptional compensation/settlement costs of $396,000 have been added back.  A weighted average number of ordinary shares during the year ending 31 December 2017 of 7,439,993, calculated as shown above. Adjusted earnings per share has been presented as the Board believes an adjusted earnings per share measure is required to reflect its view of the underlying performance and to align more closely with management targets and rewards.  There were no such adjustments in the six months ending 30 June 2018 or 30 June 2017.

 

3.

Taxation

 

The tax charge in the current period represents foreign taxes paid.  Other receivables at 30 June 2018 include a corporation tax refund due of $0.4m (2017: $0.4m)

 

No provision for corporation tax is required due to the substantial tax losses available for offset against future taxable profits.  At 30 June 2018 such losses amounted to $30.1m, the deferred tax asset in relation to these trading losses of $1.8m, which has been recognised in the financial statements with a reduced recovery period as previously disclosed in the annual report.

 

4.         Changes in accounting policies

 

This note explains the impact of the adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers on the group's financial statements and also discloses the new accounting policies that have been applied from 1 January 2018, where they are different to those applied in prior periods.

 

The group has adopted IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers from 1 January 2018 which resulted in changes in accounting policies and adjustments to the amounts recognised in the financial statements. In accordance with the transition provisions in IFRS 15, the group has adopted the new rules retrospectively and has restated comparatives for the 2017 financial year.

 

 

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income as originally presented

31 December 2017

$000

 

 

 

IFRS 15

 

$000

Restated consolidated statement of comprehensive income

31 December 2017

$000

Revenue

42,331

(231)

42,100

Cost of sales

(19,558)

(231)

(19,327)

 

 

 

Balance sheet carrying amount

31 December 2017

$000

 

Restatement

 

$000

IFRS 15 carrying amount

1 January 2018

$000

Trade and other receivables

12,869

231

13,100

Trade and other payables

(10,950)

(231)

(11,181)

 

 

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income as originally presented

30 June 2017

$000

 

 

 

IFRS 15

 

$000

Restated consolidated statement of comprehensive income

30 June 2017

$000

Revenue

20,427

(150)

20,277

Cost of sales

(9,977)

(150)

(9,827)

 

 

Balance sheet carrying amount

30 June 2017

$000

 

Restatement

 

$000

IFRS 15 carrying amount

30 June 2017

$000

Trade and other receivables

11,964

150

12,114

Trade and other payables

(9,164)

(150)

(9,314)

 

 

The above adjustments were made to the amounts recognised in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income and balance sheet as at the date of initial application (1 January 2018) and are in relation to the deferral of warranty income and the related costs.  The adjustments do not impact the prior year or prior half year reported profits or net assets.


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