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Thursday 08 August, 2019

Global Invacom Group

Results for the six months ended 30 June 2019

RNS Number : 3161I
Global Invacom Group Limited
08 August 2019
 

Global Invacom Group Limited

("Global Invacom", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Results for the six months ended 30 June 2019

("1H FY2019")

 

Singapore/London, 8 August 2019 - Global Invacom (SGX: QS9) (AIM: GINV), the global provider of satellite communications equipment and electronics, is pleased to announce its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 and three months ended 30 June 2019 ("Q2 FY2019").

 

Key financial highlights:

 

·   The Group announced a Q2 FY2019 net profit of US$845k, its tenth consecutive quarter of profitability

·    Revenue for 1H FY2019 increased significantly by 29.9% to US$71.9m (1H FY2018: US$55.4m)

·    Gross Profit for 1H FY2019 increased by 28.1% to US$15.1m (1H FY2018: US$11.8m)

·    Net profit for 1H FY2019 increased by 198.1% to US$1.6m (1H FY2018: US$0.5m)

·    Cash and cash equivalents of US$7.9m (31 December 2018: US$8.4m)

 

Key operational highlights:

 

·    The acquisition of Apexsat (June 2019) bolsters capability in Low Earth Orbit ("LEO") and Medium Earth Orbit ("MEO") products

·    Ongoing sales momentum for Direct to Home ("DTH") satellite connectivity equipment, to major US, Malaysian and UK satellite broadcasters

·    Expanded capabilities to deliver integrated antenna and electronics solutions for the fast growing Very Small Apertune Terminal ("VSAT") market for Data over Satellite ("DOS") to customers such as Hughes, Gilat and Viasat

·    Ongoing focus on both product development and diversification remains central to growth strategy

 

The Group's sales momentum reflects the continued and growing global demand for satellite communications equipment and electronics to satisfy the demand for data and connectivity. 

 

Satellite communications remain an essential component in meeting global demand for data and connectivity, especially where security of transmission is important or in rural areas and less developed regions where physical fibre or cable is not commercially viable.

 

This strong industry back drop is reflected in our robust financial performance, with the Group reporting another quarter of profit.

 

Revenue for the quarter ended 30 June 2019 rose 27.1% to US$33.7 million from Q2 FY2018 at US$26.5 million, driven by an increase in order intake from major customers in the United States.

 

Revenue in the period increased in America, Europe and Rest of the World by US$7.2 million (+40.9%), US$0.1 million (+1.4%) and US$1.0 million (+122.8%), respectively, minorly offset by a weaker performance in Asia, down by US$1.1 million (-73.9%).

 

With the increase in revenue coupled with product mix and manufacturing improvements, gross profit for Q2 FY2019 increased by 28.8% to US$7.3 million, compared with corresponding quarter in 2018 of US$5.7 million.

 

Net profit increased significantly by 310.2% to US$0.8 million (Q2 FY2018: US$0.2 million), the Group's tenth consecutive quarter of profitability.

 

Administrative expenses rose to US$5.9 million in Q2 FY2019 from US$5.2 million in Q2 FY2018, due to the inclusion of salaries and related costs from the acquisition of Skyware Technologies and some small professional fees incurred for the reverse takeover, which were both absent in Q2 FY2018. Excluding these new costs brings administrative costs back in line with FY2018.

 

Earnings per share on a fully diluted basis rose to 0.31 US cent for Q2 FY2019 (Q2 FY2018: 0.08 US cent). For 1H FY2019, earnings per share increased to 0.58 US cent (1H FY2018: 0.20 US cent). Net asset value per share increased to 21.30 US cents as at 30 June 2019 from 20.84 US cents as at 31 December 2018. The Group's cash and cash equivalents amounted to US$7.9 million as at 30 June 2019.

 

Through the Group's solutions, Global Invacom has fast established itself as a preferred partner for several blue-chip global media operators. The Group is now the exclusive antenna manufacturer for a leading UK telecommunications company to whom it is also now supplying its electronics, and has built strong relationships with major US customers, including a major broadcaster and the world's largest provider of DOS services.

 

Underpinning this strong market position is the growing demand for satellite systems.  It is estimated that approximately 3,300 satellites will be launched between 2018 and 2027, representing a market of approximately US$284 billion[1].  Increasing demand for data services continues to support this growth, led by the ongoing adoption of smart phone usage, particularly in developing economies, where fibre infrastructure is weak or non-existent.  Smart phone data consumption is forecast to increase ten-fold globally between 2016 and 2022, rising to twelve times in Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East and Africa[2], with demand for voice data remaining largely flat.

 

The Company's focus on DOS and DTH solutions and complementary ancillary products and services continues to exploit global demand. In 1H FY2019, the Company commenced sales of its US-targeted slimline Eastern Arc LNB (low noise block downconverter), following the successful launch of the Western Arc model in late-2018 and was initially the sole source supplier for these DTH products.

 

In the DOS division, the acquisition of the business of Skyware Technologies, now trading under Global Skyware Limited, in October 2018 bolstered the Group's electronics capabilities, which now positions Global Invacom to offer integrated antenna and electronics solutions for this market. The Group's capabilities in this DOS sector of the market were further enhanced when, in June 2019, the Group completed the acquisition of the assets and technology of Apexsat, which specialises in the design and manufacture of steerable earth station antenna solutions, essential to address the upcoming LEO and MEO satellite communications market. These moveable antennas are capable of tracking satellites that form part of the LEO and MEO constellations in addition to receiving signals from rarely used commercial satellites. The integration of Apexsat is now underway with management keen to explore commercial opportunities as the rollout of LEO and MEO commences. 

 

Meanwhile, in the DTH market, the Group is focussed on second generation data satellite providers, where there is demand for streaming and recording capabilities and is now seeing real global traction within this sector, which the Group believes presents a significant opportunity going forward.

 

The Group's sales reflected demand across its global footprint with DTH and DOS products now equally represented. The Group remains well positioned to capitalise on further market growth and will continue to leverage its blue-chip customer relationships.

 

Central to the Group's success is its technical track record, both acquired and created internally.  In Q2 FY2019, the Group successfully completed a further trial of its Bx-Wifi technology, with the Italian national public broadcasting company. Bx-Wifi technology enables the simultaneous streaming of uninterrupted audio or video content from multiple sources by narrowing bandwidth usage, eliminating buffering or loss of signal, and enabling thousands of users to stream concurrently.

 

The Group plans to expand its sales and marketing activities to further broaden its growing customer base geographically, in addition to strengthening existing customer relationships. In light of further recent tariff increases imposed by the USA on products produced in China, it will also continue its strategy in the second half to derisk its manufacturing exposure through reduced activity at its largest site in China.

 

Tony Taylor, Executive Chairman of Global Invacom, commented:

 

"We have made a strong start to 2019 buoyed by our recent acquisition of Apexsat and good customer traction across our DOS and DTH satelite solutions. Global Invacom has an enviable customer base, a long track record of innovation and service excellence, and a unique and leading position in the industry."

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Global Invacom Group Limited

www.globalinvacom.com

Matthew Garner, Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +65 6431 0782

Tel: +44 203 053 3523

 

 

finnCap Ltd (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

www.finncap.com

Christopher Raggett / Matthew Radley (Corporate Finance)

Tel: +44 207 220 0500

 

 

Mirabaud Securities LLP (Joint Broker)

www.mirabaud.com

Peter Krens (Equity Capital Markets)

Tel: +44 207 878 3362

 

 

WeR1 Consultants Pte Ltd (Singapore Investor Relations)

www.wer1.net

Jordan Teo / Ryan del Agua

Tel: +65 6737 4844

[email protected]

 

 

 

Vigo Communications (UK Media & Investor Relations)

www.vigocomms.com

Jeremy Garcia / Fiona Henson / Charlie Neish

Tel: +44 207 390 0238

[email protected]

 

 

 

About Global Invacom Group Limited

 

Global Invacom is a fully integrated satellite equipment provider with six manufacturing plants across China, Israel, Malaysia, UK and the US.  Its customers include satellite broadcasters such as BSkyB of the UK and Dish Network of the USA and Data over Satellite providers including Hughes Network Systems, Viasat and Gilat Satellite Networks.

 

Global Invacom provides a full range of antennas, LNB receivers, transceivers, electronics, fibre distribution equipment, transmitters, switches and video distribution components as well as electronics manufacturing services in satellite communications. Following the acquisition in 2015 of Global Skyware, a leading US-based designer and supplier of satellite antennas products and services, the Company became the world's only full-service outdoor unit supplier.

 

Global Invacom is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and its shares are admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

 

For more information, please refer to www.globalinvacom.com 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR Q2 AND HALF-YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

 

PART I  -     INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF QUARTERLY (Q1, Q2 & Q3), HALF-YEAR AND FULL YEAR RESULTS

 

1(a)         A statement of comprehensive income (for the group) together with a comparative statement for the corresponding period of the immediately preceding financial year.

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for Q2 and the half-year ended 30 June 2019. These figures have not been audited.

 

 

Group
 
Group

 

Q2

FY2019

Q2 FY2018

Increase/
(Decrease)

 

1H FY2019

1H FY2018

Increase/

(Decrease)

 

US$'000

US$'000

%

 

US$'000

US$'000

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

   33,652

   26,471

        27.1

 

   71,945

     55,396

        29.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(26,332)

(20,788)

        26.7

 

(56,866)

  (43,625)

        30.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

     7,320

     5,683

        28.8

 

   15,079

     11,771

        28.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

         145

           10

        N.M.

 

         145

             31

     367.7

Distribution costs

        (92)

        (81)

        13.6

 

      (172)

        (180)

       (4.4)

Administrative expenses

   (5,919)

   (5,177)

        14.3

 

(12,197)

  (10,610)

        15.0

Other operating expenses

      (178)

        (55)

      223.6

 

      (409)

          (13)

       N.M.

Finance income

           70

           41

        70.7

 

           98

             44

     122.7

Finance costs

      (199)

      (134)

        48.5

 

      (410)

        (247)

        66.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before income tax(i)

     1,147

         287

      300.0

 

     2,134

          796

     168.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

      (302)

        (81)

      272.8

 

      (548)

        (264)

     107.6

 

Profit after income tax attributable to equity holders of the Company

 

 

 

         845

 

 

 

         206

 

 

               

      310.2

 

 

 

 

     1,586

 

 

 

          532

 

 

 

     198.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (loss)/income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss

 

 

             

 

 

 

             

-  Exchange differences on translation of foreign subsidiaries

      (151)

           70

        N.M.

 

        (98)

           194

       N.M.

 

Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the period, net of tax

      (151)

           70

        N.M.

 

        (98)

           194

       N.M.

 

Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to equity holders of the Company

         694

         276

               

      151.4

 

                     1,488

                             726

               

     105.0

 

N.M.:  Not Meaningful

 

Note:

 

(i)    Profit before income tax was determined after (charging)/crediting the following:

 

 

Group

 

Group

 

Q2

FY2019

Q2 FY2018

Increase/
(Decrease)

 

1H FY2019

1H FY2018

Increase/

(Decrease)

 

US$'000

US$'000

%

 

US$'000

US$'000

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

70

41

70.7

 

98

44

122.7

Interest expense

(199)

(134)

48.5

 

(410)

(247)

66.0

(Loss)/Gain on foreign exchange

(157)

(42)

273.8

 

(380)

20

N.M.

Write-back of payables

74

-

N.M.

 

74

-

N.M.

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

(5)

(13)

(61.5)

 

(13)

(13)

-

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

(789)

(704)

12.1

 

(1,573)

(1,403)

12.1

Amortisation of intangible assets

(230)

(176)

30.7

 

(460)

(351)

31.1

Depreciation of right-of-use assets

(1,152)

-

N.M.

 

(1,152)

-

N.M.

Write-back/(Allowance) for inventory obsolescence, net*

374

(68)

N.M.

 

264

(154)

N.M.

Bad debts written off

(16)

-

N.M.

 

(16)

-

N.M.

Research and development expense

(414)

(727)

(43.1)

 

(1,061)

(1,313)

(19.2)

 

* US$0.5 million of write-back for inventory obsolescence was offset by materials write-off for the same amount recognised in cost of goods sold.

 

 

1(b)(i)     A statement of financial position (for the issuer and group), together with a comparative statement as at the end of the immediately preceding financial year.

 

 

 

 

Group

 

Company

 

30 Jun 2019

31 Dec 2018

 

30 Jun 2019

31 Dec 2018

 

US$'000

US$'000

 

US$'000

US$'000

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

       12,851

        12,606

 

             210

               85

Right-of-use assets

 

         3,017

                    -

 

             199

                  -

Investments in subsidiaries

 

                  -

                    -

 

        44,893

       44,892

Goodwill

 

         9,352

           9,352

 

                   -

                  -

Intangible assets

 

         3,235

           3,656

 

                   -

                  -

Other financial assets

 

         2,367

           1,519

 

          2,080

         1,511

Deferred tax assets

 

             109

              109

 

                   -

                  -

Other receivables and prepayments

 

               55

                55

 

          9,849

         9,608

 

 

       30,986

        27,297

 

        57,231

       56,096

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due from subsidiaries

 

                  -

                    -

 

          2,506

             939

Inventories

 

       32,063

        31,625

 

                   -

                  -

Trade receivables

 

       22,256

        24,874

 

                   -

                  -

Other receivables and prepayments

 

         2,057

           1,900

 

          3,458

         3,433

Tax receivables

 

                 5

                15

 

                   -

                  -

Cash and cash equivalents

 

         7,891

           8,381

 

             145

             526

 

 

       64,272

        66,795

 

          6,109

         4,898

 

Total assets

 

       95,258

        94,092

 

        63,340

       60,994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

       60,423

        60,423

 

        74,240

       74,240

Treasury shares

 

       (1,656)

        (1,656)

 

       (1,656)

       (1,656)

Reserves

 

          (912)

        (2,161)

 

     (12,179)

    (13,988)

Total equity

 

       57,855

        56,606

 

        60,405

       58,596

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other payables

 

             104

              104

 

                   -

                  -

Lease liabilities

 

         1,960

                    -

 

                96

                  -

Deferred tax liabilities

 

             406

              406

 

                   -

                  -

 

 

         2,470

              510

﷐     

                96

                  -

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to subsidiaries

 

                  -

                    -

 

          2,337

         2,109

Trade payables

 

       14,296

        19,381

 

                   -

                  -

Other payables

 

         5,198

           5,326

 

             324

             221

Borrowings

 

       13,650

        11,974

 

                   -

                  -

Lease liabilities

 

         1,269

                    -

﷐     

             110

                  -

Provision for income tax

 

             520

              295

﷐     

                68

               68

 

 

       34,933

        36,976

 

          2,839

         2,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

       37,403

        37,486

 

          2,935

         2,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

       95,258

        94,092

 

        63,340

       60,994

 

1(b)(ii)    Aggregate amount of group's borrowings and debt securities.

                               

Amount repayable in one year or less, or on demand

 

As at 30 Jun 2019

As at 31 Dec 2018

 

Secured

Unsecured

Secured

Unsecured

 

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

13,650

-

11,974

-

 

 

 

Amount repayable after one year

 

As at 30 Jun 2019

As at 31 Dec 2018

 

Secured

Unsecured

Secured

Unsecured

 

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

Details of any collateral

 

The revolving credit loans of US$13,650,000 were secured over the assets of the subsidiaries and corporate guarantees provided by the Company and the subsidiaries.

 

 

1(c)         A statement of cash flows (for the group), together with a comparative statement for the corresponding period of the immediately preceding financial year.

 

 

Group
 
Group

Q2 FY2019

Q2 FY2018

 

1H

FY2019

1H

FY2018

 

US$'000

US$'000

 

US$'000

US$'000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before income tax

1,147

287

 

2,134

796

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

789

704

 

1,573

1,403

Amortisation of intangible assets

230

176

 

460

351

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

5

13

 

13

13

Depreciation of right-of-use assets

1,152

-

 

1,152

-

(Write-back)/Allowance for inventory obsolescence, net

(374)

68

 

(264)

154

Bad debts written off

16

-

 

16

-

Unrealised exchange (gain)/loss

(309)

312

 

(95)

210

Interest income

(70)

(41)

 

(98)

(44)

Interest expense

199

134

 

410

247

Share-based payments

-

3

 

2

11

Write-back of payables

(74)

-

 

(74)

-

Operating cash flow before working capital changes

2,711

1,656

 

5,229

3,141

Changes in working capital:

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

1,638

(1,394)

 

(174)

336

Trade receivables

4,772

1,585

 

2,746

2,508

Other receivables and prepayments

(229)

92

 

(142)

1,640

Trade and other payables

(5,071)

253

 

(5,303)

(1,102)

Cash generated from operating activities

3,821

2,192

 

2,356

6,523

Interest paid

(175)

(64)

 

(235)

(119)

Income tax paid

(134)

(2)

 

(198)

(79)

Net cash generated from operating activities

3,512

2,126

 

1,923

6,325

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Interest received

26

42

 

30

44

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(705)

(421)

 

(1,842)

(711)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

-

28

 

1

28

Payment for financial asset, at fair value through profit or loss

(279)

-

 

(779)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

(958)

(351)

 

(2,590)

(639)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings

17,117

12,629

 

36,494

24,270

Repayment of borrowings

(18,093)

(13,475)

 

(34,818)

(23,700)

Repayment of lease liabilities

(1,459)

-

 

(1,459)

-

Net cash (used in)/generated from financing activities

(2,435)

(846)

 

217

570

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

119

929

 

(450)

6,256

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

7,751

12,512

 

8,381

7,152

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on the balance of cash held in foreign currencies

21

(55)

 

(40)

(22)

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period(i)

        7,891

    13,386

 

        7,891

    13,386

 

 

Note:

 

(i)    For the purpose of presentation in the consolidated statement of cash flows, the consolidated cash and cash equivalents comprise the following:

 

 

Q2

FY2019

Q2

FY2018

 

1H

FY2019

1H

FY2018

 

US$'000

US$'000

 

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and bank balances

   7,861

13,356

 

     7,861

      13,356

Fixed deposits

         30

        30

 

           30

              30

Cash and cash equivalents per the consolidated statement of cash flows

   7,891

            

13,386

 

     7,891

           

      13,386

 

 

 

 

               

 


 

 

1(d)(i)     A statement (for the issuer and group) showing either (i) all changes in equity or (ii) changes in equity other than those arising from capitalisation issues and distributions to shareholders, together with a comparative statement for the corresponding period of the immediately preceding financial year.

 

 

 

 

Group

 

 

Share

capital

 

 

Treasury shares

 

 

Merger reserves

 

Capital redemption reserves

 

Share options reserve

 

 

Capital reserve

Foreign currency translation reserve

 

 

Retained profits

 

 

Total

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 Jan 2019

   60,423

   (1,656)

(10,150)

             6

       723

   (3,560)

     (1,289)

    12,109

   56,606

Effect of adoption of SFRS(I) 16

           -

           -

           -

              -

           -

            -

              -

      (239)

     (239)

Share-based payments

           -

           -

           -

              -

           2

            -

              -

            -

           2

Profit for the period

           -

           -

           -

              -

           -

            -

              -

        741

       741

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

 

           -

 

           -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            -

 

           53

 

            -

 

         53

Total other comprehensive income for the period

 

           -

 

           -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            -

 

           53

 

        741

 

       794

Balance as at            31 Mar 2019

   60,423

   (1,656)

(10,150)

             6

       725

   (3,560)

     (1,236)

    12,611

   57,163

Profit for the period

           -

           -

           -

              -

           -

            -

              -

        845

       845

Other comprehensive loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

 

           -

 

           -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            -

 

        (153)

 

            -

 

     (153)

Total other comprehensive income for the period

 

           -

 

           -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            -

 

        (153)

 

        845

 

       692

Balance as at            30 Jun 2019

   60,423

   (1,656)

(10,150)

             6

       725

   (3,560)

     (1,389)

    13,456

   57,855

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 Jan 2018

   60,423

   (1,656)

(10,150)

             6

       706

   (3,695)

        (872)

    10,708

   55,470

Share-based payments

           -

           -

           -

              -

           8

            -

              -

            -

           8

Profit for the period

           -

           -

           -

              -

           -

            -

              -

        326

       326

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

 

           -

 

           -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            -

 

          124

 

            -

 

       124

Total other comprehensive income for the period

 

           -

 

           -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            -

 

          124

 

        326

 

       450

Balance as at            31 Mar 2018

   60,423

   (1,656)

(10,150)

             6

       714

   (3,695)

        (748)

    11,034

   55,928

Share-based payments

           -

           -

           -

              -

           3

            -

              -

            -

           3

Profit for the period

           -

           -

           -

              -

           -

            -

              -

        206

       206

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

 

           -

 

           -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            -

 

           69

 

            -

 

         69

Total other comprehensive income for the period

 

           -

 

           -

 

           -

 

              -

 

           -

 

            -

 

           69

 

        206

 

       275

Balance as at            30 Jun 2018

   60,423

   (1,656)

(10,150)

             6

       717

   (3,695)

        (679)

    11,240

   56,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company

 

Share

capital

 

 

Treasury shares

 

Share options reserve

 

 

Capital reserve

Foreign currency translation reserve

 

 

Accumulated losses

 

 

 

Total

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 Jan 2019

      74,240

      (1,656)

          723

      (4,481)

      (1,927)

      (8,303)

      58,596

Effect of adoption of SFRS(I) 16

              -

              -

              -

              -

              -

            (5)

            (5)

Share-based payments

              -

              -

              2

              -

              -

              -

              2

Loss for the period

              -

              -

              -

              -

              -

        (485)

        (485)

Other comprehensive loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

              

              -

 

              -

Total other comprehensive loss for the period

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

              

        (485)

 

        (485)

Balance as at 31 Mar 2019

      74,240

      (1,656)

          725

      (4,481)

      (1,927)

      (8,793)

      58,108

Profit for the period

              -

              -

              -

              -

              -

        2,297

        2,297

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

 

              -

Total other comprehensive income for the period

              

              -

              

              -

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

              

        2,297

 

        2,297

Balance as at 30 Jun 2019

      74,240

      (1,656)

          725

      (4,481)

      (1,927)

      (6,496)

      60,405

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 Jan 2018

      74,240

      (1,656)

          706

      (4,481)

      (1,927)

      (7,618)

      59,264

Share-based payments

              -

              -

              7

              -

              -

              -

              7

Loss for the period

              -

              -

              -

              -

              -

        (234)

        (234)

Other comprehensive loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

              

              -

 

              -

Total other comprehensive loss for the period

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

 

        (234)

 

        (234)

Balance as at 31 Mar 2018

      74,240

      (1,656)

          713

      (4,481)

      (1,927)

      (7,852)

      59,037

Share-based payments

              -

              -

              4

              -

              -

              -

              4

Loss for the period

              -

              -

              -

              -

              -

        (240)

        (240)

Other comprehensive loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

 

              -

Total other comprehensive loss for the period

              

              -

              

              -

              

              -

 

              -

              

              -

              

        (240)

 

        (240)

Balance as at 30 Jun 2018

      74,240

      (1,656)

          717

      (4,481)

      (1,927)

      (8,092)

      58,801

 

 

 

 

 

1(d)(ii)    Details of any changes in the company's share capital arising from rights issue, bonus issue, share buy-backs, exercise of share options or warrants, conversion of other issues of equity securities, issue of shares for cash or as consideration for acquisition or for any other purpose since the end of the previous period reported on.   

State also the number of shares that may be issued on conversion of all the outstanding convertibles, as well as the number of shares held as treasury shares, if any, against the total number of issued shares excluding treasury shares of the issuer, as at the end of the current financial period reported on and as at the end of the corresponding period of the immediately preceding financial year.

 

1H FY2019

No. of shares

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 Jan 2019 and 30 Jun 2019

       271,662,227

     72,584

 

 

1H FY2018

No. of shares

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 Jan 2018 and 30 Jun 2018

       271,662,227

     72,584

 

 

 

 

 

1(d)(iii)   To show the total number of issued shares excluding treasury shares as at the end of the current financial period and as at the end of the immediately preceding year.

 

 

30 Jun 2019

31 Dec 2018

Total number of issued shares excluding treasury shares

271,662,227

271,662,227

 

1(d)(iv)   A statement showing all sales, transfers, disposal, cancellation and/or use of treasury shares as at the end of the current financial period reported on.

               

1H FY2019

No. of shares

US$'000

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 Jan 2019 and 30 Jun 2019

10,740,072

1,656

 

 

1(d)(v)    A statement showing all sales, transfers, cancellation and/or use of subsidiary holdings as at the end of the current financial period reported on.

 

1H FY2019

No. of shares

US$'000

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 Jan 2019 and 30 Jun 2019

-

-

 

 

2.             Whether the figures have been audited or reviewed and in accordance with which auditing standard or practice.

 

These figures have not been audited or reviewed.

 

 

3.             Where the figures have been audited or reviewed, the auditors' report (including any qualifications or emphasis of a matter).

 

Not applicable.

 

 

 

 

4.             Whether the same accounting policies and methods of computation as in the issuer's most recently audited annual financial statements have been applied.

 

Except as disclosed in Note 5 below, the Group has applied the same accounting policies and methods of computation consistent with those used in the most recent audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018.

 

 

5.             If there are any changes in the accounting policies and methods of computation, including any required by an accounting standard, what has changed, as well as the reasons for, and the effect of, the change.

 

The Group has adopted various new and revised SFRS(I)s and IFRSs that are relevant to its operations and effective for the period beginning 1 January 2019. Except as disclosed below, the adoption of the new and revised SFRS(I)s and IFRSs has no material financial impact on the Group's financial statements.

 

SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16, Leases sets out a revised framework for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases, and replaces existing lease accounting guidance. SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16 requires lessees to recognise right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for all leases with a term of more than 12 months, except where the underlying asset is of low value. The right-of-use asset is depreciated and interest expense is recognised on the lease liability. The accounting requirements for lessors have not been changed substantially and continue to be based on classification as operating and finance leases. Disclosure requirements have been enhanced for both lessors and lessees.

 

The Group adopted SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16 on 1 January 2019 based on a permitted transition approach that does not restate comparative information, but recognised the cumulative effect of initially applying SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16 as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings on 1 January 2019. The Group also adopted an expedient offered by SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16, exempting the Group from having to reassess whether pre-existing contracts contain a lease.

 

The Group and the Company have entered into several leasing arrangements with lessors for factory buildings and office premises. Prior to the adoption of SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16, the Group and the Company recognised these arrangement as operating leases and payments made under operating leases are recognised in the income statement on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease. Upon adoption of SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16, the Group and the Company recognised the right-of-use assets and lease liabilities. The nature of expenses related to those leases will change as SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16 replaces the straight-line operating lease expense with depreciation charge for right-of-use assets and interest expenses on lease liabilities. The Group does not restate the comparative information for the effect of adopting SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16 due to the exemption in SFRS(I) 16 and IFRS 16 but has instead recognised the effect in retained earnings and other reserves as at 1 January 2019.

 

 

6.             Earnings per ordinary share of the group for the current financial period reported on and the corresponding period of the immediately preceding financial year, after deducting any provision for preference dividends.

 

Earnings per ordinary share of the Group, after deducting any provision for preference dividends

Group

Group

Q2

FY2019

US$

Q2

FY2018

US$

1H

FY2019

 US$

1H

FY2018

US$

(a)  Based on weighted average number of ordinary shares on issue; and

0.31 cent

0.08 cent

0.58 cent

0.20 cent

(b)  On a fully diluted basis

0.31 cent*

0.08 cent*

0.58 cent*

0.20 cent*

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computation of basic earnings per share

271,662,227

271,662,227

271,662,227

271,662,227

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in computation of diluted earnings per share

271,662,227

271,662,227

271,662,227

271,662,227

 

* Diluted earnings per share for Q2 FY2019 and 1H FY2019 are the same as the basic earnings per share because the potential ordinary shares to be converted are anti-dilutive as the effect of the share conversion would be to increase the earnings per share.

 

 

7.             Net asset value (for the issuer and group) per ordinary share based on the total number of issued shares excluding treasury shares of the issuer at the end of the:

(a) current financial period reported on; and

(b) immediately preceding financial year.

 

 

Group

Company

30 Jun 2019

US$

31 Dec 2018

US$

30 Jun 2019

US$

31 Dec 2018

US$

Net asset value per ordinary share based on issued share capital

 

21.30 cents

20.84 cents

22.24 cents

21.57 cents

Total number of issued shares

271,662,227

271,662,227

271,662,227

271,662,227

 

8.             A review of the performance of the group, to the extent necessary for a reasonable   understanding of the group's business.  It must include a discussion of the following:

(a)   any significant factors that affected the turnover, costs, and earnings of the group for the current financial period reported on, including (where applicable) seasonal or cyclical factors; and

(b)   any material factors that affected the cash flow, working capital, assets or liabilities of the group during the current financial period reported on.

 

Review of Financial Performance

 

Revenue

 

The Group's revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2019 ("1H FY2019") increased by US$16.5 million to US$71.9 million from US$55.4 million in the prior year ("1H FY2018"). Revenue for the quarter ended ("Q2 FY2019") amounted to US$33.7 million against US$26.5 million in the prior year quarter ("Q2 FY2018"). The increases were driven by its introduction of new and improved products to its key customers.

 

Geographically, Group revenue for 1H FY2019 increased in America, Europe and Rest of the World ("RoW") by US$14.8 million (+39.7%), US$1.4 million (+10.4%) and US$2.2 million (+164.4%), respectively, offset by reductions in Asia by US$1.9 million (-61.7%). Similarly, revenue for Q2 FY2019 increased in America, Europe and RoW by US$7.2 million (+40.9%), US$0.1 million (+1.4%) and US$1.0 million (+122.8%), respectively but declined in Asia by US$1.1 million (-73.9%) compared to the prior year.

 

Gross Profit

 

The increase in revenue has resulted in a 28.1% increase in gross profit from US$11.8 million in 1H FY2018 to US$15.1 million in 1H FY2019. Gross profit margin decreased slightly by 0.2 percentage points from 21.2% to 21.0%. For Q2 FY2019, gross profit margin improved by 0.3 percentage points from 21.5% to 21.8%, due to product mix and manufacturing improvements with gross profit at US$7.3 million against US$5.7 million for Q2 FY2018.

 

Other Income

 

Other income in Q2 FY2019 relates to write-back of payables and government subsidy in China.

 

Administrative Expenses

 

Administrative expenses for 1H FY2019 increased 15.0% to US$12.2 million compared to US$10.6 million in 1H FY2018, representing 17.0% and 19.2% of revenue respectively, primarily due to the inclusion of salaries and related costs from the acquisition of business from Skyware Technologies and professional fees incurred for the reverse takeover, which were both absent in 1H FY2018. If these costs were excluded, administrative expenses would be US$11.0 million compared to US$10.6 million for 1H FY2018, a 3.9% increase.

 

Administrative expenses for Q2 FY2019 increased to US$5.9 million from US$5.2 million compared to the previous year. Again, excluding the new element of the business in FY2019, administrative expenses for Q2 FY2019 would be US$5.6 million compared to US$5.2 million in the prior year period.

 

Other Operating Expenses

 

Other operating expenses in Q2 FY2019 were derived from foreign exchange losses, loss on disposal of equipment and the write-off of bad debts.

 

Profit Before Tax & Net Profit

 

The Group posted a profit before tax of US$2.1 million in 1H FY2019, compared to US$0.8 million the prior year, representing margins of 3.0% and 1.4%, respectively. For Q2 FY2019, the Group recorded US$1.1 million profit before tax compared to US$0.3 million in the prior year quarter, representing margins of 3.4% and 1.1%, respectively.

 

Overall, the Group posted a net profit of US$1.6 million in 1H FY2019, compared to US$0.5 million in 1H FY2018, representing net margins of 2.2% and 1.0%, respectively. The Group recorded a net profit of US$0.8 million in Q2 FY2019 compared to US$0.2 million the prior year quarter, representing net margins of 2.5% and 0.8%, respectively.

 

 

Review of Financial Position

 

Non-current assets increased by US$3.7 million to US$31.0 million as at 30 June 2019, primarily due to the adoption of SFRS(I) 16 on leases, addition of property, plant and equipment as well as the interest accrued on the convertible loans subscribed in Tactilis Sdn Bhd.

 

Net current assets decreased by US$0.5 million to US$29.3 million as at 30 June 2019 compared to US$29.8 million as at 31 December 2018. Trade and other receivables and trade and other payables decreased by US$2.4 million and US$5.2 million respectively, with faster collection and continuing payment to suppliers, offset by an increase in inventories of US$0.4 million. Borrowings increased by US$1.7 million to US$13.7 million, offset by a decrease in cash and cash equivalents of US$0.5 million to US$7.9 million as at 30 June 2019 compared to US$8.4 million as at 31 December 2018. Provision for income tax increased by US$0.2 million, in line with the increase in profits. The adoption of SFRS(I) 16 on leases increased the current portion of lease liabilities by US$1.3 million.

 

Similarly, the non-current portion of the lease liabilities increased to US$2.0 million.

 

The Group's net asset value stood at US$57.9 million as at 30 June 2019, compared to US$56.6 million as at 31 December 2018.

 

Review of Cash Flows

 

In Q2 FY2019, net cash generated from operating activities amounted to US$3.5 million, comprising US$2.7 million cash inflow from operating activities (before working capital changes), US$1.1 million net working capital inflow and US$0.3 million payment of interest and income tax.

 

In 1H FY2019, net cash generated from operating activities amounted to US$1.9 million, comprising US$5.2 million cash inflow from operating activities (before working capital changes), US$2.9 million net working capital outflow and US$0.4 million payment of interest and income tax.

 

Net cash used in investing activities in Q2 FY2019 and 1H FY2019 amounted to US$1.0 million and US$2.6 million, respectively, relating predominately to purchase of machinery and equipment, investment in convertible notes in Tactilis Sdn Bhd and payment for Apexsat Pte Ltd.

 

Net cash used in financing activities amounted to US$2.4 million in Q2 FY2019 and generated from financing activities amounted to US$0.2 million in 1H FY2019, attributable to the net proceeds of borrowings and repayment of lease liabilities.

 

Overall, the Group recorded a net increase in cash and cash equivalents amounting to US$0.1 million in Q2 FY2019 and a net decrease in cash and cash equivalents amounting to US$0.5 million in 1H FY2019, bringing cash and cash equivalents per the consolidated statement of cash flows to US$7.9 million as at 30 June 2019.

 

 

9.             Where a forecast, or a prospect statement, has been previously disclosed to shareholders, any variance between it and the actual results.

 

No prospect statement was made.

 

 

 

10.          A commentary at the date of the announcement of the significant trends and competitive conditions of the industry in which the group operates and any known factors or events that may affect the group in the next reporting period and the next 12 months.

 

The Group continues to see revenue growth resulting from its introduction of new and improved products to its key customers which the Group will strive to maintain. The Group is confident that its investment in R&D for electronics and antennas in both the Direct-to-Home ("DTH") and VSAT/Data over Satellite ("DOS") markets will place it in a strong position compared to their competitors.

 

According to a recent research report by MarketsandMarkets[3], the satellite communications market is estimated to exceed US$30 billion by 2022, driven by demand for data and connectivity across multiple territories, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa as well as Latin America. Satellite communications are increasingly seen as an essential component in addressing the infrastructure necessary to deliver connectivity to all, particularly amid evolving trends such as 5G and connected devices. The Group continues to monitor the ongoing development of 5G throughout the world, and the potential for satellite and satellite ground equipment in particular, to play its part in this evolving infrastructure.

The Group is also mindful of the further recent tariff increases imposed by the United States of America ("USA") on products manufactured in the People's Republic of China ("China") and has been working on its internal processes and externally with affected end customers to limit the exposure to these increases. This has included moving high running, USA bound product from its facility in China to another location that is not affected by tariffs. It will also continue its strategy in the second half to derisk its manufacturing exposure through reduced activity at its largest site in China.

 

 

 

11.          Dividend

 

(a)   Current Financial Period Reported On 

 

Any dividend declared for the current financial period reported on? 

 

None.

 

(b)   Corresponding Period of the Immediately Preceding Financial Year

 

Any dividend declared for the corresponding period of the immediately preceding financial year?

 

None.

 

(c)   Date payable

 

Not applicable.

 

(d)   Books closure date

 

Not applicable.

 

 

12.          If no dividend has been declared/recommended, a statement to that effect.

 

Due to the operating conditions faced by the Group, no dividend has been declared or recommended for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

 

 

13.          If the Group has obtained a general mandate from shareholders for Interested Person Transactions ("IPTs"), the aggregate value of such transactions as required under Rule 920(1)(a)(ii).  If no IPTs mandate has been obtained, a statement to that effect.

 

The Company does not have a shareholders' mandate for IPTs and there were no IPTs for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

 

 

14.          Confirmation that the Company has procured undertaking from all its directors and executive officers pursuant to Rule 720(1).

 

The Company confirms that it has procured undertakings from all its directors and executive officers under Rule 720(1) of the Listing Manual of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (THE "BOARD") PURSUANT TO RULE 705(5) OF THE LISTING MANUAL

 

We do hereby confirm, for and on behalf of the Board of Global Invacom Group Limited (the "Company"), that to the best of our knowledge, nothing has come to the attention of the Board of the Company which may render the financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2019 to be false or misleading in any material aspect.

 

 

On behalf of the Board

 

 

 

 

Anthony Brian Taylor                                                                         Matthew Jonathan Garner

Director                                                                                                                Director

                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD                                                                             

Anthony Brian Taylor

Executive Chairman

 

 

8 August 2019

 

 

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