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Tuesday 19 May, 2020

UDG Healthcare Plc

Interim Report 2020

RNS Number : 2660N
UDG Healthcare Public Limited Co.
19 May 2020
 

UDG Healthcare plc

Interim Report 2020

 

19 May 2020: UDG Healthcare plc ("UDG Healthcare" or "Group"), a leading international healthcare services provider, announces its results for the six months to 31 March 2020, in which the Group delivered a strong first half performance and an update on the impact of COVID-19.

 

Key updates

· Strong H1 FY20 performance well ahead of prior year:

Adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) increased by 16% (16% on a constant currency basis)

Underlying* net revenue growth of 4%. Total net revenue growth of 10% on a constant currency basis

Underlying* adjusted operating profit growth of 10%. Total adjusted operating profit increased by 24% on a constant currency basis, reflecting continued growth in Ashfield and Sharp

Ashfield's operating profit increased by 24% on a constant currency basis, driven by good underlying growth in Communications & Advisory, and the benefit of 2019 acquisitions

Sharp performed very strongly, with operating profit increasing by 24% on a constant currency basis driven by strong underlying growth across the division

Adjusted net operating margin increased from 12.0% to 13.6%

· Robust balance sheet with net debt to EBITDA of 0.3x** and a continued strong cash flow conversion performance

· In May, Sharp completed the acquisition of a packaging facility in the U.S., adding incremental capacity to the U.S. commercial packaging business

· COVID-19 impact:

The health and wellbeing of our people and serving our clients remains the Group's priority

H2 FY20 performance expected to be impacted by COVID-19

Ongoing mitigation plans being implemented across the Group

As previously announced in the April 2020 trading update, FY20 interim dividend suspended and FY20 financial guidance withdrawn due to current uncertainty

*underlying growth adjusts for the impact of currency translation movements and any acquisition or disposal activity

**calculated in line with financial covenant requirements

 

Chief Executive's comment

Chief Executive Officer, Brendan McAtamney commented:

 

"The Group's priority remains on protecting the health and wellbeing of our people and serving our clients during this challenging time. I am immensely proud of the continued hard work and resilience of our people and want to reiterate my continued appreciation for their dedication and commitment. 

 

As announced in our April 2020 trading update, we delivered a strong first half performance, well ahead of the prior year, driven by underlying growth and acquisitions in Ashfield, and strong demand in our Sharp business. While we expect to see an impact from COVID-19 in the second half, we are implementing plans across the Group to mitigate this.

 

UDG is a strong and diversified business, underpinned by excellent long-term market fundamentals and a robust balance sheet and cash flow position. While uncertainty remains, I am confident the decisive actions taken now will ensure we remain well positioned through the crisis and beyond."

 

Financial Results - six months to 31 March 2020

 

IFRS based

 

 

 

31 March 2020

$'m

31 March 2019

$'m

 

Increase/

(decrease)

%

 

Revenue

 

 

693.6

656.6

6

 

Operating profit

 

 

68.5

34.1

n/m

 

Profit before tax

 

 

62.3

30.3

n/m

 

Diluted earnings per share ("EPS") (cent)

 

 

22.03

9.27

n/m

 

Dividend per share (cent)

 

 

-

4.46

(100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 March 2020

31 March 2019

30 September 2019

 

Net debt ($'m)

 

 

58.2

56.8

80.5

 

Net debt ($'m) including IFRS 16 lease liabilities

 

 

157.1

n/a

n/a

 

Net debt/annualised EBITDA (times)

 

 

0.3

0.3

0.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative performance measures 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 March 2020

$'m

31 March 2019

$'m

Increase

%

 

Constant currency increase

%

Revenue

 

 

693.6

656.6

6

6

Net Revenue

 

 

596.2

546.2

9

10

Adjusted operating profit

 

 

81.3

65.6

24

24

Adjusted profit before tax

 

 

75.0

61.8

21

21

Adjusted diluted earnings per share ("EPS") (cent)

 

 

23.64

20.32

16

16

 

 

COVID-19 update and outlook

 

Protecting the wellbeing of our people

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Group's priority has been the health and wellbeing of our people and their families. A global response team established in the initial stages of the outbreak, made up of representatives from across the Group, continues to convene on a regular basis to review existing measures to protect colleagues and manage these as required.

 

Across all of our businesses, we have put in place additional health and safety measures to protect our people. At our Sharp sites, these measures include providing incremental personal protective equipment, additional cleaning and hygiene services, and adapting shift patterns to enable required social distancing. In Ashfield the vast majority of our employees are working remotely.

 

We have also developed and launched a number of wellbeing initiatives and resources, which are available to all employees across the Group. Launched during wellbeing week, our employee microsite, "Wellspace", contains free webinars, useful resources, activities and classes to support physical and mental wellbeing.

 

Continuing to deliver for our clients

Despite the impact of COVID-19 on activity and operations, our people have shown incredible commitment and dedication in light of the unprecedented challenges presented by this outbreak. As a result, the Group has continued to deliver for clients to the extent possible during this challenging time, aided by our significant investments in technology in recent years.

 

We also continue to use our expertise to support our clients in their efforts to find a treatment for COVID-19, including packaging, distribution and medical information services on several clinical trials related to COVID-19. Our teams in Ashfield have adapted rapidly to ensure we can deliver services such as field-based training, clinical educators, patient support programs and live events virtually to our clients.

 

Supporting the communities we operate in

The Group has a long record of supporting local communities through hands-on projects and charitable fundraising. Over the last few months we have been supporting the communities we operate in through foodbank donations, charitable fundraising, a donation to #fuellingthefrontline, an initiative in Ireland to provide essential and nutritious meals to Frontline Heroes fighting COVID-19, as well as donating personal protective equipment to hospitals and manufacturing face shields for front line workers from surplus materials.

 

Impact on our operations

Within Ashfield, as a dynamic and technology-enabled business, we continue to serve our clients remotely where possible, although we have seen some project deferrals and cancellations. In-field based activities in Ashfield (particularly in our Meetings and Events business, field-based representatives, clinical educator business and audit services in STEM) are experiencing more significant disruption and reduced activity.

 

In Sharp, where we package critical and in some cases life-saving medicines for patients, the business has been categorised as essential and therefore continues to operate. Demand within Sharp remains very robust. Temporary disruption to production schedules and capacity resulting from the additional health and safety measures, along with workforce availability, is expected to reduce our efficiency and revenue. Actions to mitigate these impacts are being implemented, resulting in workforce availability sequentially improving, and the social distancing measures being partially offset by incremental automation.

 

Cost management

The Group is actively adopting tighter cost control measures to mitigate the potential negative impacts from COVID-19. These measures have included: the reduction of appropriate variable costs; tight control of discretionary expenditure; a recruitment freeze; reducing freelancer expenditure; and a temporary reduction in labour, including reduced working hours and furloughing of employees.

 

The Board and Senior Executive Team have voluntarily agreed to take a 20% reduction in their respective fees and base salary for at least the next three months.

 

Balance sheet, liquidity and dividend

The Group has a robust financial position with a strong balance sheet and liquidity profile, and a net debt to EBITDA ratio of 0.3x at 31 March 2020 (as defined by our debt agreements) which compares to the Group's banking covenant of 3.5x net debt to EBITDA. The Group also has access to committed undrawn debt facilities of $230m.

 

Having regard for all stakeholders' interests and the wider societal challenges, the Board took the decision at the time of the April 2020 trading update to suspend an interim dividend for H1 FY20. The Board has committed to keeping this decision under review during the financial year as the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak become clearer.

 

Group outlook

As communicated at the time of our April 2020 trading update, the Group expects lower activity levels than previously anticipated during the second half of FY20. As a result, the Group withdrew its constant currency EPS guidance for FY20 in light of the ongoing uncertainty and near-term challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

During FY19 and the first half of FY20, the Group delivered a strong underlying growth performance, supplemented by the benefits of recent acquisition activity. The Group's strong and diversified business, accompanied by excellent market fundamentals and its robust financial position, leaves it well placed to deliver renewed strong growth over the medium term.

 

Upcoming financial results

The Group will issue its Third Quarter Trading Update on Wednesday, 5th August 2020.

 

 

Notes:

1 Alternative performance measures ("APMs) are financial measurements that are not required under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) which represent the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) under which the Group reports. APMs are presented to provide readers with additional financial information that is regularly reviewed by management. The Group believes that the presentation of these non-IFRS measurements provides useful supplemental information which, when viewed in conjunction with IFRS financial information, provides stakeholders with a more meaningful understanding of the underlying financial and operating performance of the Group and its divisions. APMs should   not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of results as reported under IFRS. See "Additional Information" on page 36 for definitions and reconciliations to the closest respective equivalent GAAP measure.

 

Review of Operations

for the six months to 31 March 2020

 

Ashfield

 

 

Six months to 31 March

 

2020

2019

Actual

Underlying

 

 

$'m

$'m

Growth

Growth 2

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

Communications & Advisory

 

220.4

174.6

26%

6%

Commercial & Clinical

 

287.5

316.4

(9%)

(7%)

Total

 

507.9

491.0

3%

(3%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenue 1

 

 

 

 

 

Communications & Advisory

 

201.0

154.5

30%

7%

Commercial & Clinical

 

209.4

226.1

(7%)

(5%)

Total

 

410.4

380.6

8%

0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit 3

 

 

 

 

 

Communications & Advisory

 

41.1

30.0

37%

8%

Commercial & Clinical

 

17.5

17.4

1%

0%

Total

 

58.6

47.4

24%

5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating margin 3

 

 

 

 

 

Operating margin (on revenue)

 

11.5%

9.7%

 

 

Net operating margin (on net revenue)

 

14.3%

12.5%

 

 

1 Net revenue represents reported revenue adjusted for revenue associated with pass-through costs, for which the Group does not earn a margin. There are no pass-through revenues in Sharp.

2 Underlying growth adjusts for the impact of currency translation movements and any acquisition or disposal activity.

3 Adjusted operating profit is operating profit before amortisation of acquired intangible assets, transaction costs and exceptional items.

 

 

 

Ashfield delivered a strong performance in H1 FY20, driven by good underlying growth and the benefit of acquisitions made in 2019 within Ashfield Communications and Advisory.

 

Ashfield generated net revenue1 of $410.4 million and adjusted operating profit3 of $58.6 million, 8% and 24% respectively ahead of the same period last year. Adjusting for the impact of currency translation movements and the contribution from acquisitions, underlying2 net revenue growth was flat and underlying operating profit increased by 5%. Ashfield's net operating margin improved from 12.5% to 14.3%.

 

Ashfield Communications & Advisory, which now represents over 70% of Ashfield's operating profits, performed strongly in the period. Net revenue increased by 30% and operating profit increased by 37%, including the benefit of the FY19 acquisitions of Putnam and Incisive Health. On an underlying basis, net revenue increased by 7% and operating profit increased by 8%.

 

Ashfield Commercial & Clinical performed in line with previously communicated expectations. Net revenue declined compared to the same period last year, including the disposal of Ashfield's pharmacovigilance business. Operating profit growth in the period was flat, reflecting the benefits of 2019 restructuring completed primarily within the European business.

 

As demonstrated during H1 FY20, Ashfield continues to perform strongly, delivering on its strategy to diversify and expand its service offering, demonstrate increasing collaboration across the division and execute strategic acquisitions to complement existing business capabilities. Ashfield remains well positioned for continued underlying growth in line with the Group's medium-term outlook, although we anticipate some parts of the business will be impacted in the near term by the outbreak of COVID-19 as detailed above.

 

Sharp

 

Six months to 31 March

 

2020

2019

Actual

Underlying

 

 

$'m

$'m

Growth

Growth 1

Revenue

 

185.8

165.6

12%

13%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit 2

 

22.7

18.2

25%

24%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating margin % 2

 

12.2%

11.0%

 

 

1 Underlying growth adjusts for the impact of currency translation movements and any acquisition or disposal activity.

2 Adjusted operating profit is operating profit before amortisation of acquired intangible assets, transaction costs and exceptional items.

 

 

Sharp delivered a very strong performance during the period, generating revenue of $185.8 million and adjusted operating profit 2 of $22.7 million, 12% and 25% respectively ahead of the same period last year. Sharp's operating margin improved from 11.0% to 12.2%.

 

Sharp's very strong performance was driven by increasing demand for the packaging of serialised specialty and biotech products, which was a trend in FY19 and continued in H1 FY20. Sharp is well positioned to serve this continued increase in demand following additional operating investments made in people and capacity during 2019. Demand for Sharp's traditional packaging services also continues to remain strong.

 

In May 2020, Sharp completed the acquisition of a packaging facility for approximately $5 million close to its existing campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which will provide incremental capacity to the U.S. commercial packaging business. This investment positions Sharp favourably to meet the increasing demand from new and existing clients across all packaging formats.

 

Sharp continues to experience strong demand, with a robust pipeline of new business. Due to the implementation of additional health and safety measures, along with workforce availability, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the business is experiencing temporary disruption to production schedules and capacity which is expected to reduce efficiency and output in the near term. Actions to mitigate these impacts are being implemented. As a consequence, workforce availability is sequentially improving, while the impact of social distancing measures is being addressed through increased automation.

 

Beyond the impacts of COVID-19, Sharp's strong pipeline of business, its robust market position and recently added additional capacity, leave it well placed to meet client demand and deliver continued strong growth in line with the Group's medium-term outlook.

 

Analyst presentation

 

In line with government guidance on social distancing, the company has decided not to proceed with a physical results presentation. Instead management will host a live audio webcast and conference call at 8.30am BST today, Tuesday, 19 May 2020. If you wish to dial-in the details are below:

 

Conference call registration link: https://secure.emincote.com/client/udghealthcare/udg003/vip_connect  

 

Webcast registration link: https://secure.emincote.com/client/udghealthcare/udg003  

 

It is suggested participants dial-in at least 15 minutes prior to the start time in order to ensure a timely start to the briefing. Please note that questions will only be taken from the conference call.

 

A replay of the audio webcast can be accessed after the presentation via the same webcast link above.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Investors and Analysts:

Keith Byrne

SVP, IR, Strategy & Corporate Communications

UDG Healthcare plc

Tel: + 353-1-468-9000

 

Business / Financial media:

Lisa Kavanagh / Jack Hickey

Powerscourt

Tel: + 44-207-250-1446

 

 

About UDG Healthcare plc

UDG Healthcare plc (LON: UDG) is a leading international partner of choice delivering advisory, communication, commercial, clinical and packaging services to the healthcare industry, employing 9,000 people with operations in 26 countries and delivering services in over 50 countries.

 

UDG Healthcare plc operates across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp.

 

Ashfield - Ashfield is a global leader in commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, operating across three broad areas of activity: advisory, communications and commercial & clinical services. It focuses on supporting healthcare professionals and patients at all stages of the product life cycle. The division provides field and contact centre sales teams, healthcare communications, patient support, audit, advisory, medical information and event management services to over 300 healthcare companies.

 

Sharp - Sharp is a global leader in contract commercial packaging and clinical trial packaging services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, operating from state-of-the-art facilities in the US and Europe. 

 

The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250.

 

For more information, please go to: www.udghealthcare.com .

 

Forward-looking information

Some statements in this announcement are or may be forward looking statements. In particular, any statements that express forecasts, expectations and projections with respect to future matters, including trends in results of operations, margins, growth rates, overall market trends, the impact of interest or exchange rates, the availability of financing, anticipated cost savings and synergies and the execution of the Group's strategy, are forward looking statements. They represent expectations for the Group's business, including statements that relate to the Group's future prospects, developments and strategies, and involve risks and uncertainties both general and specific, because they relate to events and depend upon circumstances that will occur in the future. The Group has based these forward looking statements on assumptions regarding present and future strategies of the Group and the environment in which it will operate in the future. However, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors including but not limited to general economic, political, financial, health, security and business factors, as well as international, national and local conditions which are beyond the Group's control, actual results, performance, operations or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements and accordingly you should not rely on these forward looking statements in making investment decisions. Any forward looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and, except as required by applicable law or regulation, neither the Group nor any other party intends to update or revise these forward-looking statements after the date these statements are published, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Nothing in this document should be construed as a profit forecast. UDG Healthcare plc and its directors accept no liability to third parties.

 

Finance Review

for the six months to 31 March 2020

IFRS based

 

31 March 2020

$'m

31 March 2019

$'m

 

Increase/

(decrease)

%

 

Revenue

 

693.6

656.6

6

 

Operating profit

 

68.5

34.1

n/m

 

Profit before tax

 

62.3

30.3

n/m

 

Diluted earnings per share ("EPS") (cent)

 

22.03

9.27

n/m

 

Dividend per share (cent)

 

-

4.46

(100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative performance measures 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 March 2020

$'m

31 March 2019

$'m

Increase

 

Constant currency increase

 

Revenue

 

693.6

656.6

6

6

 

Net Revenue

 

596.2

546.2

9

10

 

Adjusted operating profit

 

81.3

65.6

24

24

 

Adjusted profit before tax

 

75.0

61.8

21

21

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share ("EPS") (cent)

 

23.64

20.32

16

16

 

               

 

Revenue

Revenue of $693.6 million for the period is 6% ahead of 2019 (6% on a constant currency basis). Ashfield revenue increased by 3% and Sharp revenue increased by 12%. Group underlying net revenue increased by 4%, excluding the impact of foreign exchange, acquisitions and disposals.

 

Adjusted operating profit

Adjusted operating profit of $81.3 million is 24% ahead of 2019 (24% on a constant currency basis).

 

Adjusted net operating margin

The adjusted net operating margin for the businesses for the period is 13.6%, ahead of 12.0% in 2019.

 

Adjusted profit before tax

Net interest costs for the period of $6.3 million are higher than 2019, primarily due to the Group's adoption of IFRS 16 Leases on 1 October 2019. Interest income was also impacted by lower interest income on US cash deposits. This delivered an adjusted profit before tax of $75.0 million.

 

Taxation

The effective taxation rate has increased from 17.8% in 2019 to 21.0% in 2020, due to an increase in the proportion of profit earned in the U.S.

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

Adjusted diluted earnings per share ('EPS') is 16% ahead (16% on a constant currency basis) of 2019 at 23.64 $ cent.

 

Exceptional items

The Group incurred an exceptional gain of $9.6 million after tax in the period.

 

During the period, Ashfield disposed of Ashfield Pharmacovigilance, a U.S. based subsidiary that provides safety and risk management services supporting healthcare organisations. The business was not considered core to Ashfield's operations and the disposal resulted in a gain of $5.3 million. The related tax charge was $0.1 million.

 

In the measurement of the Group's current tax liabilities, there are transactions and calculations, for which the ultimate tax determination can be both complex and uncertain. During the period, the Group recognised a credit of $4.4 million on the remeasurement of current tax liabilities as a consequence of the resolution of a historic uncertain tax position.

 

Foreign exchange

The Group operates in 26 countries, with its primary foreign exchange exposure being the translation of local income statements and balance sheets into U.S. dollar for Group reporting purposes. The retranslation of non-U.S. dollar profits to U.S. dollar has not resulted in a change to the reported adjusted diluted EPS growth of 16%.

 

The average H1 FY20 exchange rates were $1: £0.7797 and $1: €0.9051 (2019: $1: £0.7725 and $1: €0.8783).

 

1 See "Additional Information" on page 36 for more information and reconciliations to the closest respective equivalent GAAP measures.

 

Cash flow

The table displayed below includes information for the periods ended 31 March 2020 and 2019.

 

 

2020

2019

 

$'000

$'000

Net cash inflow from operating activities

97,526

63,538

Net cash outflow from investing activities

(43,182)

(43,739)

Net cash outflow from financing activities

(38,762)

(28,248)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

15,582

(8,449)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

313

(2,435)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

135,228

180,099

Cash and cash equivalents end of period

151,123

169,215

 

Net cash inflow from operating activities

The net cash inflow from operating activities is $97.5 million (2019: $63.5 million).

 

2020

2019

 

$'000

$'000

Adjusted EBITDA

107,099

83,284

Interest paid

(5,930)

(4,158)

Income taxes paid

(17,348)

(9,595)

Working capital decrease

20,298

2,075

Other cash outflows

(6,593)

(8,068)

Net cash inflow from operating activities

97,526

63,538

 

Adjusted EBITDA in the first half of 2020 benefited from the inclusion of $8.9 million due to the adoption of IFRS 16 Leases on 1 October 2019. Income taxes paid increased mainly due to changes in payment dates under UK legislation, along with increased profitability. Working capital decreased by $20.3 million (2019: $2.1 million decrease). The decrease in working capital is principally due to the timing of client prepayments and strong cash collection in the period.   Other cash outflows of $6.6 million relates to transaction costs paid of $0.9 million and exceptional items outflow of $5.7 million relating to the 2019 exceptional charge (2019 cash flows of $8.1 million relate to transaction costs paid of $0.7 million and exceptional items outflow of $7.4 million).

 

Net cash outflow from investing activities

Net cash outflow from investing activities is $43.2 million, compared to $43.7 million in 2019. During the period, $19.3 million was invested in property, plant and equipment, primarily for Sharp's U.S. operations. Acquisition activity in the period resulted in net cash payments of $21.8 million, and deferred and contingent consideration outflows of $8.9 million. The Group received net cash of $9.9 million following the disposal of Ashfield Pharmacovigilance in the period.

 

Net cash outflow from financing activities

Net cash outflow from financing activities increased by $10.5 million to $38.8 million in the period, principally due to the Group's adoption of IFRS 16 Leases during the period. The impact of adoption includes $7.9 million of capital lease payments within financing activities.

 

Balance sheet

Net debt at the end of the period is $58.2 million ($151.1 million cash and $209.3 million debt). Including lease liabilities, net debt at the end of the period is $157.1 million. The net debt to annualised EBITDA ratio is 0.3 times debt (2019: 0.3 times) and net interest is covered 27.2 times (2019: 24.1 times) by annualised EBITDA. Financial covenants in our principal debt facilities exclude lease liabilities under IFRS 16 and are based on net debt to EBITDA being less than 3.5 times and EBITDA interest cover being greater than three times.

 

Return on capital employed

The Group's ROCE is 14.1% up from 12.2% at 31 March 2019. Details of this calculation are on page 38.

 

Dividends

During the period, the final dividend for 2019 (12.34 $ cent per share) was paid, giving rise to a reduction in shareholders' funds of $30,887,000. Having regard for all stakeholders' interests and the wider societal challenges, the Board have taken the decision to suspend an interim dividend.

 

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

 

The Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations 2007 require the disclosure of the principal risks and uncertainties which could have a material impact on the Group's performance over the remainder of the financial year.

 

The Group operates within a highly regulated environment and the expectations of our key stakeholders, which include our clients and regulators, are very high. Our services include, for example, communicating to healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical packaging and the distribution of pharmaceutical products for use in clinical trials. We focus on making sure that we deliver these services correctly and in a compliant way. However, failure to do so could result in adverse consequences for patients and our clients, so the risks that we face in delivering our services are potentially significant.

 

The Group's ability to avoid or mitigate these risks is underpinned by detailed risk registers maintained by each of the Group's divisions and business units. These risk registers identify the risks, as well as the plans for addressing them, and the consolidated Group risk register is reviewed by the executive directors on a regular basis. The consolidated risk register is also reviewed by the Risk, Investment and Financing Committee and the Chairman of that committee reports to the Board on the outcome of each review.

 

Information on the Group's approach to the COVID-19 pandemic is found in the "COVID-19 update and outlook" section above. The Group is closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and its known and potential impacts on our divisions and business units. Given the continued impact of COVID-19 within jurisdictions where the Group operates, 'Pandemic risk' has also been identified as a principal risk and uncertainty.

 

The principal risks and uncertainties identified by the risk management process as facing the Group are detailed below:

 

Strategic

 

 

 

Risk

Impact

Mitigation

 

Value generation from acquisitions

 

 

Acquisitive growth remains a core element of the Group's strategy. A failure to execute and properly integrate acquisitions may impact the Group's projected revenue growth and its ability to capitalise on the synergies they bring and/or to maintain and develop the associated talent pool.

 

All potential acquisitions are assessed and evaluated to ensure that the Group's defined strategic and financial criteria are met. A discrete integration process and post integration review is developed for each acquisition. This process is supported by experienced management with a view to achieving identified benefits, cultivating talent and minimising general and specific integration risks.

 

 

Innovation and insight

 

The continued success of the Group has been dependent upon the development and delivery of innovative solutions to our clients. Examples include serialised packaging and multichannel contract sales and contact centre solutions. An inability to predict client and market trends and develop and deliver such innovation would be a risk to the maintenance of our market leading positions in the various sectors in which we operate.

 

Innovation and insight is at the fore of all business and acquisition strategies set down by the Senior Executive Team (SET). At a divisional level, each management team has a responsibility to identify current and projected client and market demands for new service offerings and market changes and have designated roles within their business units tasked to deliver on this. 

 

 

Client diversification

As the Group's activities consolidate and further acquisitions are completed, the Group's client base may become more concentrated, making the Group more susceptible to competitive, client merger or procurement led threats.

 

In individual business units where there is a high dependence on a small number of key clients, the threats and opportunities are reviewed by divisional management at each business review. The impact that any potential acquisition may have on client concentration is considered as part of the acquisition assessment process.

 

 

Client outsourcing strategy

 

The Group's activities may be impacted by changes to pharma company outsourcing strategy, such as pharma companies reducing their roster of preferred vendors, or the wholesale outsourcing to holding companies that meet all of their service requirements.

In order to maintain or develop a preferred vendor relationship with our target clients, acquisitions can be used to fill any key gaps in client coverage or service offering. The key is to maintain strong client relationships and to keep abreast of potential changes in their business strategies. We have developed an agile Business Development strategy to maximise our value to clients.

 

 

Talent management

The success of the Group is built upon effective management teams that consistently deliver superior performance. If the Group cannot attract, retain and develop suitably qualified, experienced and motivated employees, this could have an impact on business performance.

Talent requirements of the Group are monitored to ensure businesses meet prevailing and anticipated requirements in term of skills, competencies and performance. There is strong focus on key talent management practices including leadership and management development, succession planning and performance management. A formal talent review process is implemented globally and local talent reviews are conducted and linked to the global process.

 

 

 

 

 

Risk

Impact

Mitigation

 

Economic, Political, Legislative, Regulatory and Tax

 

The global macroeconomic, political, regulatory, legislative and taxation environment may have a detrimental impact on our client base, the markets in which they operate, the services we can offer them and our operations in those markets. Such detrimental impacts could result from Brexit, for example, or trade tensions which remain elevated in many parts of the world.

The Group continues to review its portfolio of investments through the annual strategic review process and through constant challenge at a SET and Board level. Acquisitions and new service offerings are sought which improve the balance of our investments and give greater exposure to innovative and growing market segments. As previously noted, reduced exposure to the U.K., and other steps taken by the Group, significantly mitigate the potential impact of Brexit to the Group as a whole.

 

 

Operational

 

 

 

Pandemic risk

The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented global event whose impacts and duration are not yet fully known. The Group expects COVID-19 to impact operations and performance, and to result in continued uncertainty for the Group, its clients and the wider global economy

The diversified nature of the Group's businesses, our robust balance sheet, and the market fundamentals that underpin our businesses inherently provide mitigation to the Group from pandemic risk. The activation of Group business continuity plans provides an additional layer of mitigation and the Group continues to actively monitor and assess the potential and realised impacts of COVID-19.

 

Patient risk

 

Throughout the Group medicines and medical devices can be packaged, supplied or administered directly to patients.  The risk of inappropriate advice, packaging, supply or administration could lead to a negative patient experience.

The level of automation within the Group's packaging facilities continues to increase. The serialisation of packaging processes continues and in addition, the use of electronic batch records will improve assurance and reduce the risk of human error in packaging. The implementation and utilisation of validated software in our patient support programs continues with the introduction of an electronic quality management system in addition to our Health Cloud CRM. Administration of medicines to patients or providing patient support is covered by a detailed client contract with the Marketing Authorisation Holder (MAH), fully approved scripts, and a divisional clinical governance framework.  

 

 

Regulatory Compliance

 

The Group has many legal and regulatory obligations, including in respect of:(a) protection of patient information (such as HIPAA and GDPR); and (b) patient and employee health and safety.  In addition, many of the Group's activities are subject to stringent licensing regulations, for example, FDA, EMEA and national agency manufacturing, packaging and promotional regulations and more recently the serialisation requirements under the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).  A failure to meet any of these could result in regulatory restrictions, financial penalties, the inability to operate, or products and services being defective, harming patients and potentially giving rise to very significant liability.

Maintenance of legal, regulatory and quality standards is a core value of the Group. The Sharp Division is subjected to routine FDA, EMEA and national agency inspections and so is required to be 'audit ready' at all times. Patient education and information programmes are reviewed to ensure compliance with regulation and codes of practice and are subject to regular assessment by the Quality and Risk & Compliance teams. Regular data protection training, gap analyses and auditing continues across global locations with a focus on local data protection law compliance.

 

IT Systems

 

The ability of the Group to support operations and provide its services effectively and competitively is dependent on technology and information systems that are appropriately integrated and that meet current and anticipated future business, regulatory and security requirements.

The Group's technology and information systems and infrastructure are the subject of an ongoing programme to ensure that they are capable of meeting the Group's strategic intent and future requirements. Enhanced governance procedures are in place to ensure alignment with the strategic direction of the Group.

 

Contract risk

The underlying terms of the Group's commercial relationships drive the profitability of the Group. The nature of the Group's business means that the Group could be exposed to undue cost or liability if it agrees inappropriate terms.

 

The Group has adopted processes for identifying and mitigating against undue risks in all prospective commercial relationships, supported by personnel with expertise and/or experience in key commercial risk areas.

 

 

 

Risk

Impact

Mitigation

 

Cyber security

The global threat is increasing due to the activities of criminal organisations and nation states targeting valuable business and personal information through increasingly sophisticated means. These advanced and persistent threats are targeted at business-critical data using, for example, phishing attempts, impersonation, and ransomware for financial and other gain.

The Group has implemented multi-layered information security defences to identify vulnerabilities and protect against attacks. To meet the increasing cyber threat, our systems, procedures and resources are continuously being reviewed and enhanced to detect and respond effectively to cyber events. Cyber simulation software has been sourced to ensure continuous user awareness.

 

Business continuity

The Group is exposed to risks that, should they arise, may give rise to the interruption of critical business processes that could adversely impact the Group or its clients. COVID-19 has resulted in such interruptions with varying impacts across Group businesses.

 

Group business continuity plans have been activated to varying degrees based upon the COVID-19 impacts on individual businesses. COVID-19 business continuity responses include enhanced health and safety measures, the use of technology to enable remote working across much of the organisation and the virtual delivery of services to clients, and cost control measures.

 

Financial

 

 

 

Financial controls

 

The Group's resources and finances must be managed in accordance with rigorous standards and stringent controls. A failure to meet those standards or implement appropriate controls may result in the Group's resources being improperly utilised or its financial statements being inaccurate or misleading.

 

The financial controls of the Group, as well as their effectiveness, are monitored by the Board in the context of the standards to which the Group is subject and the expectations of its stakeholders. This monitoring is supported by a dedicated internal audit function. The Group's financial function, systems and controls are also subject to periodic review to ensure that they remain robust and fit for purpose. 

 

Liquidity

The Group is exposed to liquidity, interest rate, currency and credit risks.

The management of the financial risks facing the Group is governed by policies reviewed and approved by the Board. These policies primarily cover liquidity risk, interest rate risk, currency risk and credit risk. The primary objective of the Group's policies is to minimise financial risk at a reasonable cost. The Group does not trade in financial instruments.

 

 

Foreign exchange

The Group's reporting currency is the U.S. dollar. Given the nature of the Group's businesses, exposure arises in the normal course of business to other currencies, principally sterling and euro.

The majority of the Group's activities are conducted in the local currency of the country of operation. As a consequence, the primary foreign exchange risk arises from the fluctuating value of the Group's net investment in different currencies.  Our strategic intent is to proportionally grow the U.S. as a source of earnings at a faster rate than other markets which will lower the foreign exchange risk for the Group.

 

 

         

 

 

 

Statement of Directors

in respect of the half-yearly financial report

 

Each of the directors confirms that to the best of their knowledge and belief:

 

·   the condensed set of interim financial statements comprising the condensed consolidated income statement, the condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income, the condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity, the condensed consolidated balance sheet, the condensed consolidated cash flow statement, and the related notes have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU;

 

· the half-yearly financial report includes a fair review of the information required by:

(a)  Regulation 8(2) of the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations 2007, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

(b)  Regulation 8(3) of the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations 2007, being related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the entity during that period; and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last Annual Report that could do so.

 

The Group's auditor has not reviewed this condensed half-yearly financial report.

 

On behalf of the Board(i)

 

P. Gray

B. McAtamney

Director

Director

 

18 May 2020

 

(i)  The Board of UDG Healthcare plc is disclosed on the Company's website, www.udghealthcare.com.

 

 

Condensed consolidated income statement

for the six months ended 31 March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Six months ended 31 March 2020

 

 

 

 

Six months ended 31 March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

 

Pre-

exceptional

items

(Unaudited)

$'000

 

Exceptional items (Unaudited)

(Note 5)

$'000

 

Total 

31 March

 2020 

(Unaudited)

$'000

 

 

 

Pre-

exceptional

items

(Unaudited)

$'000

 

Exceptional items (Unaudited)

(Note 5)

$'000

 

Total 

31 March

 2019 

(Unaudited)

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

3

693,590

-

693,590

 

  656,639

-

656,639

 

Cost of sales

 

(491,046)

-

(491,046)

 

  (478,765)

-

(478,765)

 

Gross profit

 

202,544

-

202,544

 

177,874

-

177,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and distribution expenses

 

(105,627)

-

(105,627)

 

(96,812)

-

(96,812)

 

Administration expenses

 

(11,879)

-

(11,879)

 

(11,384)

-

(11,384)

 

Other operating expenses

 

(21,524)

-

(21,524)

 

(19,209)

(15,164)

(34,373)

 

Other operating income

6

-

5,257

5,257

 

-

-

-

 

Transaction costs

 

(1,201)

-

(1,201)

 

(813)

-

(813)

 

Share of joint ventures' profit/(loss) after tax

4

954

-

954

 

(418)

-

(418)

 

Operating profit

 

63,267

5,257

68,524

 

49,238

(15,164)

34,074

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

7

2,065

-

2,065

 

8,566

-

8,566

 

Finance expense

7

(8,319)

-

(8,319)

 

(12,332)

-

(12,332)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax

 

57,013

5,257

62,270

 

45,472

(15,164)

30,308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

(11,395)

4,379

(7,016)

 

(7,324)

209

(7,115)

 

Profit for the financial period

 

45,618

9,636

55,254

 

38,148

(14,955)

23,193

 

 

Profit attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

 

45,609

9,636

55,245

 

38,144

(14,955)

23,189

 

Non-controlling interest

 

9

-

9

 

4

-

4

 

 

 

45,618

9,636

55,254

 

38,148

(14,955)

23,193

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per ordinary share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share - cent

  8

 

 

 

 

 

22.07

 

 

 

9.32

 

Diluted earnings per share - cent

8

 

 

 

22.03

 

 

 

9.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

Condensed consolidated statement of

comprehensive income

for the six months ended 31 March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

31 March 2020

(Unaudited)

$'000

 

 

 

Six months ended

31 March 2019

(Unaudited)

$'000

 

23,193

 

 

 

 

Notes

 

 

Profit for the financial period

 

 

55,254

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income/(expense):

 

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurement gain/(loss) on Group defined benefit schemes

16

 

  2,719

 

(2,408)

 

Deferred tax on Group defined benefit schemes

 

 

  (586)

 

535

 

 

 

 

2,133 

 

(1,873)

 

 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

773

 

3,534

 

 

Group cash flow hedges:

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Effective portion of cash flow hedges - movement into reserve

 

7,612

 

11,754

 

 

- Effective portion of cash flow hedges - movement out of reserve

 

-

 

(6,412)

 

 

Effective portion of cash flow hedges

12

 

7,612

 

5,342

 

- Movement in deferred tax - movement into reserve

 

(952)

 

(1,469)

 

- Movement in deferred tax - movement out of reserve

 

-

 

801

 

Net movement in deferred tax

12

 

(952)

 

(668)

 

 

 

 

7,433

 

8,208

 

Total other comprehensive income for the period

 

 

9,566

 

6,335

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

64,820

 

29,528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

 

 

64,804

 

29,524

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

16

 

4

 

 

 

 

64,820

 

29,528

 

         

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of changes in

equity

for the six months ended 31 March 2020

 

 

 

Equity share Capital

 

 

 

Share Premium

 

 

Other reserves (Note 12)

 

 

 

Retained earnings

 

Attributable to owners

of the parent

 

 

Non-controlling Interest

 

 

 

Total Equity

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 October 2019

14,678

198,978

(142,759)

829,459

900,356

207

900,563

Change in accounting policy (Note 21)

-

-

-

1,924

1,924

-

1,924

Restated total equity at the beginning of the financial year

 

14,678

 

198,978

 

(142,759)

 

831,383

 

902,280

 

207

 

902,487

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the financial period

-

-

-

55,245

55,245

9

55,254

Other comprehensive income/(expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective portion of cash flow hedges

-

-

7,612

-

7,612

-

7,612

Deferred tax on cash flow hedges

-

-

(952)

-

(952)

-

(952)

Translation adjustment

-

-

766

-

766

7

773

Remeasurement gain on defined benefit schemes

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

2,719

 

2,719

 

-

 

2,719

Deferred tax on defined benefit schemes

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(586)

 

(586)

 

-

 

(586)

Total comprehensive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

income for the period

-

-

7,426

57,378

64,804

16

64,820

Transactions with shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New shares issued

31

24

-

-

55

-

55

Issued in settlement of deferred consideration1

 

40

 

6,160

 

-

 

-

 

6,200

 

-

 

6,200

Share-based payment expense

-

-

2,628

-

2,628

-

2,628

Dividends paid to equity holders

-

-

-

(30,887)

(30,887)

-

(30,887)

Release from share-based payment reserve

 

-

 

-

 

(3,469)

 

3,469

 

-

 

-

 

-

At 31 March 2020 - unaudited

14,749

205,162

(136,174)

861,343

945,080

223

945,303

 

1The Company issued 723,775 ordinary shares in the period as a part settlement of the deferred consideration for the acquisition of STEM Marketing which the Group acquired in the year ended 30 September 2017.

 

 

Equity

 

Other reserves (Note 12)

 

 

 

Attributable

 

Non-

 

 

share

Share

Retained earnings

to owners

controlling

Total

 

capital

premium

of the parent

interest

equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 October 2018

14,643

197,837

(135,955)

808,647

885,172

171

885,343

Change in accounting policy

-

-

-

3,822

3,822

-

3,822

Restated total equity at the beginning of the financial year

14,643

197,837

(135,955)

812,469

888,994

171

889,165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the financial period

-

-

-

23,189

23,189

4

23,193

Other comprehensive income/(expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effective portion of cash flow hedges

-

-

5,342

-

5,342

-

5,342

Deferred tax on cash flow hedges

-

-

(668)

-

(668)

-

(668)

Translation adjustment

-

-

3,534

-

3,534

-

3,534

Remeasurement loss on defined benefit schemes

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(2,408)

 

(2,408)

 

-

 

(2,408)

Deferred tax on defined benefit schemes

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

535

 

535

 

-

 

535

Total comprehensive   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

income for the period

-

-

8,208

21,316

29,524

4

29,528

Transactions with shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New shares issued

6

679

-

-

685

-

685

Share-based payment expense

-

-

2,521

-

2,521

-

2,521

Dividends paid to equity holders

-

-

-

(29,224)

(29,224)

-

(29,224)

Release from share-based payment reserve

 

-

 

-

 

(621)

 

621

 

-

 

-

 

-

At 31 March 2019 - unaudited

14,649

198,516

(125,847)

805,182

892,500

175

892,675

 

Condensed consolidated balance sheet

as at 31 March 2020

 

 

As at 31 March

2020

 

As at 31 March

2019

 

As at 30 September 2019

 

 

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

 

Notes

$'000

$'000

$'000

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Non-current

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

9

182,122

181,529

176,305

Goodwill

10

570,309

513,606

547,520

Intangible assets

10

230,617

226,505

241,615

Investment in joint ventures and associates

10

11,104

9,497

10,216

Right of use assets

11

85,753

-

-

Contract fulfilment assets

 

5,815

3,870

5,327

Derivative financial instruments

13

21,639

12,003

15,395

Deferred income tax assets

 

5,418

5,885

5,178

Employee benefits

16

9,535

9,652

7,636

Total non-current assets

 

1,122,312

962,547

1,009,192

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

24,641

26,314

25,253

Trade and other receivables

 

380,315

375,210

370,350

Contract fulfilment assets

 

6,013

3,538

5,315

Cash and cash equivalents

13

151,123

169,215

135,228

Current income tax assets

 

2,235

814

4,385

Derivative financial instruments

13

8,993

2,704

8,878

Total current assets

 

573,320

577,795

549,409

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

1,695,632

1,540,342

1,558,601

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Equity share capital

 

14,749

14,649

14,678

Share premium

 

205,162

198,516

198,978

Other reserves

12

(136,174)

(125,847)

(142,759)

Retained earnings

 

861,343

805,182

829,459

Equity attributable to owners of the parent

 

945,080

892,500

900,356

Non-controlling interest

 

223

175

207

Total equity

 

945,303

892,675

900,563

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Non-current

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

13

174,875

240,681

174,734

Lease liabilities

13

83,515

-

-

Other payables

 

15,200

16,994

23,853

Provisions

14

79,765

49,724

74,193

Deferred income tax liabilities

 

39,394

42,694

39,263

Total non-current liabilities

 

392,749

350,093

312,043

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

 

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

13

65,119

21

65,297

Lease liabilities

13

15,353

-

-

Trade and other payables

 

258,816

258,175

246,685

Current income tax liabilities

 

2,273

14,868

14,380

Provisions

14

16,019

24,510

19,633

Total current liabilities

 

357,580

297,574

345,995

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

750,329

647,667

658,038

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

1,695,632

1,540,342

1,558,601

 

 

Condensed consolidated cash flow statement

for the six months ended 31 March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months

ended

 31 March 2020

(Unaudited)

 

Six months ended

31 March 2019

(Unaudited)

 

 

$'000

$'000

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Profit before tax

 

62,270

30,308

Finance income

7

(2,065)

(8,566)

Finance expense

7

8,319

12,332

Exceptional items

5

(5,257)

15,164

Operating profit

 

63,267

49,238

Share of joint ventures' (profit)/loss after tax

4

(954)

418

Transaction costs

 

1,201

813

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

9

11,331

11,764

Depreciation of right of use assets

11

8,128

-

Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

(26)

(678)

Amortisation of intangible assets

10

21,524

19,208

Share-based payment expense

 

2,628

2,521

Increase in contract fulfilment assets

 

(1,015)

(403)

Decrease/(increase) in inventories

 

614

(7,943)

Increase in trade and other receivables

 

(7,550)

(12,023)

Increase in trade payables and other payables

 

28,249

22,444

Exceptional items paid

 

(5,732)

(7,379)

Transaction costs paid

 

(861)

(689)

Cash generated from operations

 

120,804

77,291

Interest paid

 

(5,930)

(4,158)

Income taxes paid

 

(17,348)

(9,595)

Net cash inflow from operating activities

 

97,526

63,538

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Interest received

 

730

1,112

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(19,315)

(17,661)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

35

808

Investment in intangible assets - computer software

 

(3,826)

(4,337)

Acquisition of subsidiaries (net of cash and cash equivalents acquired)

 

15

(21,785)

-

Deferred consideration paid

 

(6,182)

(22,889)

Deferred contingent consideration paid

14

(2,763)

(772)

Disposal of subsidiaries (net of cash and cash equivalents disposed)

 

6

9,924

-

Net cash outflow from investing activities

 

(43,182)

  (43,739)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds from issue of shares (including share premium thereon)

 

55

685

Repayments of interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

(158)

-

Proceeds from interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

134

367

Principal elements of lease payments (2019: decrease in finance leases)

 

(7,906)

(76)

Dividends paid to equity holders of the Company

 

(30,887)

(29,224)

Net cash outflow from financing activities

 

(38,762)

(28,248)

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

15,582

(8,449)

Translation adjustment

 

313

(2,435)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

135,228

180,099

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

151,123

169,215

 

Cash and cash equivalents is comprised of:

 

 

 

Cash at bank and short-term deposits

 

151,123

169,215

       

 

 

Notes to the condensed interim financial statements

for the six months ended 31 March 2020

 

1.  Reporting entity

UDG Healthcare plc (the "Company") is a company domiciled in Ireland. The unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information of the Company for the six months ended 31 March 2020, are comprised of the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the "Group") and the Group's interest in joint ventures and associates.

 

The financial information presented herein does not amount to statutory financial statements that are required by Section 347 of the Companies Act, 2014 to be annexed to the annual return of the Company. The financial information does not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements. The statutory financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2019 will be annexed to the annual return and filed with the Registrar of Companies. The audit report on those statutory financial statements was unqualified and did not contain any matters to which attention was drawn by way of emphasis.

 

2.  Statement of compliance and basis of preparation

Basis of preparation

These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements ("the interim accounts") for the six months ended 31 March 2020 have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting, as endorsed by the European Union. These interim accounts do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the most recent published consolidated financial statements of the Group.

 

The preparation of interim financial statements requires the use of certain critical accounting estimates, judgements and assumptions. The areas involving a high degree of judgement or complexity, or areas where assumptions and estimates are significant to the financial statements, relate primarily to goodwill impairment testing, revenue recognition, income tax expense, employee benefit obligations, share-based payments and valuation of provisions. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis of making the judgements about carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. Changes to key estimates and judgements in the six month period include: updates on the review of goodwill for impairment (Note 10); a change to certain actuarial assumptions (Note 16); and key judgments on the adoption of IFRS 16 Leases (Note 21). The income tax expense for the six month period is calculated by applying the directors' best estimate of the effective tax rate applicable to the profit for the period.

 

The Group has assessed the principal risks and uncertainties outlined on page 9, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on economic activity. The Group is actively monitoring the impact of COVID-19 and adopting cost control measures to mitigate against the potential future impact of weaker demand in some of our businesses. These measures have included: the reduction of appropriate variable costs; tight control of discretionary expenditure; a recruitment freeze; a pay reduction for Executive Management and the Board; and a temporary reduction in labour including reduced working hours and furloughing employees. There are also a number of COVID-19 government support schemes that are available to the Group in the jurisdictions where operations are located.

 

The financial impact of COVID-19 is not quantifiable due to the uncertainty over the length of time that the health crisis and related restrictions will continue to exist. The Group has modelled a number of scenarios including where the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic and the downturn in economic activity continues for the period to the end of September 2020. Further possible downside risk has been incorporated into forecasts through a widening of sensitivities.

 

In the scenarios modelled, the Group continues to have significant liquidity headroom on its existing financing facilities. At 31 March, the Group has

· unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $151.1 million;

· unused committed debt facilities of up to $230 million from a multi-currency revolving senior bank credit facility expiring in May 2025; and

· bank overdraft facilities of $5.5 million renewable on an annual basis.

 

The Group has a low gearing with a net debt of $58.2m and net debt to annualised EBITDA ratio of 0.3, excluding IFRS 16 lease liabilities. The next debt repayment of approximately $58 million is due in September 2020, and there are no material debt maturities thereafter until September 2023.

 

Having considered the Group's forecasts, sensitivity analysis and the Group's significant financial headroom, the directors have a reasonable expectation that the Company, and the Group as a whole, have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. For this reason, they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

As permitted by the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations 2007 this Interim Report is available on www.udghealthcare.com. However, if a physical copy is required, please contact the Company Secretary.

 

Accounting policies

The accounting policies applied in the interim accounts are the same as those applied in the 2019 Annual Report, except for the adoption of new standards, interpretations and standard amendments effective for the Group for the period commencing 1 October 2019. The Group has had to change its accounting policies as a result of adopting IFRS 16 Leases. Details on the impact of adoption of new accounting standards and interpretations are outlined in Note 21.

 

3.  Segmental analysis

The Group's operations are divided into the following operating segments each of which operates in a distinct sector of the healthcare services market:

 

Ashfield - Ashfield is a global leader in commercialisation services for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, operating across three broad areas of activity: advisory, communications and commercial & clinical services. It focuses on supporting healthcare professionals and patients at all stages of the product life cycle. The division provides field and contact centre sales teams, healthcare communications, patient support, audit, advisory, medical information and event management services to over 300 healthcare companies.

 

Sharp - Sharp is a global leader in contract commercial packaging and clinical trial packaging services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, operating from state-of-the-art facilities in the US and Europe. 

 

The segmental analysis of the business corresponds with the Group's organisational structure and the Group's internal reporting for the purpose of managing the business and assessing performance as reviewed by the Group's Chief Operating Decision Maker (CODM), which the Group has defined as Brendan McAtamney (Chief Executive Officer). The amount of revenue and operating profit under the Group's operating segments is as follows:

 

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2019

 

$'000

$'000

Revenue

 

 

Ashfield

507,839

491,027

Sharp

185,751

165,612

 

693,590

656,639

 

 

Operating profit before acquired intangible amortisation, transaction costs and exceptional items

 

 

Ashfield

58,596

47,408

Sharp

22,702

18,194

 

81,298

65,602

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

(16,830)

(15,551)

Transaction costs

(1,201)

(813)

Exceptional items

5,257

(15,164)

Operating profit

68,524

34,074

Finance income

2,065

8,566

Finance expense

(8,319)

(12,332)

Profit before tax

62,270

30,308

Income tax expense

(7,016)

(7,115)

Profit after tax for the period

55,254

23,193 

Disaggregated revenue

Six months ended 31 March 2020

 

 

Over time

$'000

Point in time

$'000

 

Total

$'000

Ashfield

 

 

 

Communications & Advisory

220,363

-

220,363

Commercial & Clinical

286,010

1,466

287,476

Ashfield

506,373

1,466

507,839

Sharp

184,622

1,129

185,751

Group

690,995

2,595

693,590

 

 

 

Six months ended 31 March 2019

 

 

Over time

$'000

Point in time

$'000

 

Total

$'000

Ashfield

 

 

 

Communications & Advisory

174,619

-

174,619

Commercial & Clinical

314,994

1,414

316,408

Ashfield

489,613

1,414

491,027

Sharp

161,245

4,367

165,612

Group

650,858

5,781

656,639

 

Revenue is recognised when a customer obtains control of a good or service and therefore has the ability to direct the use and obtain the benefits from the good or service. Revenue is recognised over time where i) there is a continuous transfer of control to the customer; or ii) there is no alternative use for any asset created and there is an enforceable right to payment for performance completed to date. Other revenue contracts are recognised at a point in time when control of the good or service transfers to the customer.

 

Geographical analysis of revenue

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2019

 

$'000

$'000

Republic of Ireland

2,696

3,403

United Kingdom

126,286

127,145

North America 

454,634

414,662

Rest of the World

109,974

111,429

 

693,590

656,639

 

4. Share of joint ventures' profit/(loss) after tax

 

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2019

 

$'000

$'000

Revenue

39,706

33,196

Expenses, including tax

(37,798)

(34,032)

Profit/(loss) after tax

1,908

(836)

Group's equity interest

49.99%

49.99%

Group's share of profit/(loss) after tax

954

(418)

 

 

5.  Exceptional items

 

Exceptional items are those which, in management's judgement, should be disclosed separately by virtue of their nature or amount. Such items are included within the Income Statement caption to which they relate and are separately disclosed in the notes to the Group Interim Financial Statements. The Group realised an exceptional gain of $9.6 million after tax in the period.

 

The Group reports the following exceptional items:

 

 

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2019

 

 

$'000

$'000

Gain on disposal of subsidiary

 

5,257

-

Legal costs and settlements

 

-

(15,164)

Net exceptional items pre-tax

 

5,257

(15,164)

Exceptional tax credit

 

4,420

-

Tax effect of exceptional items

 

(41)

209

Net exceptional items after tax

 

9,636

(14,955)

 

In January 2020, Ashfield disposed of Ashfield Pharmacovigilance, a U.S. based subsidiary that provides safety and risk management services supporting healthcare organisations. The business was not considered core to Ashfield's operations. As further outlined in note 6, the disposal resulted in a gain of $5.3 million. The related tax charge was $0.1 million.

 

In the measurement of the Group's current tax liabilities, there are transactions and calculations, for which the ultimate tax determination can be both complex and uncertain. During the period, the Group recognised a credit of $4.4 million on the remeasurement of current tax liabilities as a consequence of the resolution of a historic uncertain tax position.

 

In the prior period, the Group recognised $15.0 million of an exceptional charge after tax primarily relating to the settlement of a claim relating to the Group's disposal of United Drug in 2016 and other legal costs relating to protecting an Ashfield trademark.

 

 

6.  Disposal of subsidiaries

 

On 10 January 2020 the Group completed the disposal of Ashfield Pharmacovigilance, which was part of the Ashfield operating segment, based in the U.S.  The following tables summarise the consideration received, profit on disposal and the net cash flow arising on the disposal:

 

 

   

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

    $'000
Consideration    
Cash consideration received   10,924

Total consideration received

 

10,924

 

Assets and liabilities disposed of

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

1,004

Intangible assets

 

198

Goodwill

 

1,450

Deferred tax assets

 

213

Trade and other receivables

 

2,165

Trade and other payables

 

(529)

Cash and cash equivalents

 

1,000

Net assets disposed of

 

5,501

 

 

 

Gain on disposal

 

 

Total consideration received

 

10,924

Net assets disposed of

 

(5,501)

Disposal costs

 

(166)

Net profit on disposal of subsidiaries

 

5,257

 

 

 

Net cash flow from disposal of subsidiaries

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents received

 

10,924

Cash and cash equivalents disposed of

 

(1,000)

Net cash inflow from disposal of subsidiaries

 

9,924

 

The cash inflow from disposal of subsidiaries is presented within cash flows from investing activities in the Group Cash Flow Statement. The net gain on disposal is presented as an exceptional item (Note 5) within other operating income.

 

 

7.  Finance income and expense

 

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2019

 

$'000

$'000

Finance income

 

 

Income arising from cash deposits

684

1,240

Fair value adjustments to guaranteed senior unsecured loan notes

172

627

Foreign currency gain on retranslation of guaranteed senior unsecured loan notes

1,179

6,412

Ineffective portion of cash flow hedges

-

88

Net finance income on pension scheme obligations

30

199

 

2,065

8,566

Finance expense

 

 

Interest on bank loans and other loans

 

 

-wholly repayable within 5 years

(3,494)

(3,569)

-wholly repayable after 5 years

(926)

(955)

Interest on lease liabilities (2019: Interest on finance leases)

(1,526)

(1)

Interest on overdrafts

(53)

(30)

Interest on deferred acquisition consideration

-

(99)

Unwinding of discount on provisions

(969)

(639)

Fair value adjustments to fair value hedges

(172)

(627)

Fair value of cash flow hedges transferred to equity

(1,179)

(6,412)

 

(8,319)

(12,332)

Net finance expense

(6,254)

(3,766)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.  Earnings per ordinary share

 

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

$'000

Six months

ended

31 March

2019

$'000

 

Profit attributable to owners of the parent

 

55,245

23,189

 

Adjustment for amortisation of acquired intangible assets (net of tax)

 

12,591

11,909

 

Adjustment for transaction costs (net of tax)

 

1,083

773

 

Adjustment for exceptional items (net of tax)

 

(9,636)

14,955

 

 

Adjusted profit attributable to owners of the parent

 

 

59,283

50,826

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

2019   

 

 

 

Number

Number   

 

 

 

of shares

of shares   

 

Weighted average number of shares

 

250,273,185

248,802,272 

 

Number of dilutive shares under option

 

513,713

    1,267,485 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares, including share options

 

 

 

250,786,898

250,069,757

 

                   

   

 

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

Basic earnings per share - $ cent

 

 

22.07

9.32

Diluted earnings per share - $ cent

 

 

22.03

9.27

Adjusted basic earnings per share - $ cent1

 

 

23.69

20.43

Adjusted diluted earnings per share - $ cent1

 

 

23.64

20.32

 

1 Adjusted profit attributable to owners of the parent in the six months ended 31 March 2020 is stated before the amortisation of acquired intangible assets ($12.6m, net of tax), transaction costs ($1.1m, net of tax), and exceptional items ($9.6m, net of tax).

 

Non-IFRS information

The Group reports certain financial measurements that are not required under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) which represent the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) under which the Group reports. The Group believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measurements provides useful supplemental information which, when viewed in conjunction with our IFRS financial information, provides investors with a more meaningful understanding of the underlying financial and operating performance of the Group and its divisions. These measurements are also used internally to evaluate the historical and planned future performance of the Group's operations and to measure executive management's performance based remuneration.

 

Treasury shares have been excluded from the weighted average number of shares in issue used in the calculation of earnings per share. A total of 2,197,997 (2019: 2,247,738) anti-dilutive share options have been excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share.

 

The average market value of the Company's shares for the purposes of calculating the dilutive effect of share options was based on quoted market prices for the period.

 

 

9.  Property, plant and equipment

 

Land and buildings

Plant and equipment

Motor vehicles

Computer equipment

Assets under construction

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

At 1 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening net book amount

84,088

82,160

38

5,530

4,489

176,305

Additions in the period

485

14,849

-

1,437

813

17,584

Arising on acquisition

-

327

-

33

-

360

Depreciation

(2,231)

(7,269)

-

(1,831)

-

(11,331)

Disposals in period

-

(2)

-

(7)

-

(9)

Disposal of subsidiaries

 

(757)

 

(247)

 

(1,004)

Reclassifications

(4,518)

6,519

(36)

887

(2,852)

-

Translation adjustment

108

68

-

(8)

49

217

At 31 March 2020

77,932

95,895

2

5,794

2,499

182,122

 

At 31 March 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost or deemed cost

118,420

188,099

47

27,728

2,499

336,793

Accumulated depreciation

(40,488)

(92,204)

(45)

(21,934)

-

(154,671)

Net book amount

77,932

95,895

2

5,794

2,499

182,122

 

 

10.  Movement in goodwill, intangible assets and investment in joint ventures and associates

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

Intangible

assets

Investment

in joint ventures and associates

$'000

$'000

$'000

547,520

241,615

10,216

-

3,826

-

-

(16,830)

-

-

(4,694)

-

23,152

6,120

-

(1,450)

(198)

-

Share of joint ventures' profit after tax

-

-

954

1,087

778

(66)

At 31 March 2020

570,309

230,617

11,104

 

The Group has performed a half year assessment of impairment risk. The scenarios outlined in note 2 have been incorporated in the half year impairment review. The discount rate applied in reviewing impairment incorporate an additional COVID-19 risk factor and sensitivity analysis has been widened on discount rates and cash flow forecasts.

 

As previously disclosed in the 2019 Annual Report, the Ashfield Commercial & Clinical UK cash generating unit ('CGU') is sensitive to changes in key assumptions, in particular to changes in the discount rate. The goodwill allocated to the CGU is $35.8 million and the excess of value-in-use over carrying value from the impairment review was $9.0m. If the discount rate used in the model was increased by 0.9% there would be no headroom in the CGU, holding all other variables constant. While the base impairment model does not indicate that an impairment exists in the CGU, should the underlying assumptions and forecasts attributable to the CGU differ in the future, this may result in an impairment of goodwill of the CGU.

 

 

11.  Right of use assets

 

 

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

 

 

 

$'000

At 1 October 2019 (Note 21)

 

 

81,161

Additions

 

 

12,854

Arising on acquisition

 

 

253

Depreciation

 

 

(8,128)

Termination of lease contracts

 

 

(231)

Modification of lease contracts

 

 

137

Translation adjustment

 

 

(293)

At 31 March 2020

 

 

85,753

 

 

12.  Other reserves

 

Cash flow

Share-based

Foreign

Treasury

Capital redemption

 

 

hedge

payment

exchange

shares

reserve

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

At 1 October 2019

(7,816)

16,605

(144,219)

(7,676)

347

(142,759)

Effective portion of cash flow hedges

7,612

-

-

-

-

7,612

Deferred tax on cash flow hedges

(952)

-

-

-

-

(952)

Share-based payment expense

-

2,628

-

-

-

2,628

Release from share-based payment reserve

-

(3,469)

-

-

-

(3,469)

Translation adjustment

-

-

766

-

-

766

At 31 March 2020

(1,156)

15,764

(143,453)

(7,676)

347

(136,174)

 

13.  Net debt

 

 As at

31 March 2020

As at

31 March 2019

As at

30 Sept 2019

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash at bank and short-term deposits

151,123

169,215

135,228

Derivative financial instruments

8,993

2,704

8,878

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Derivative financial instruments

21,639

12,003

15,395

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

(65,119)

-

(65,278)

Finance leases

-

(21)

(19)

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

(174,875)

(240,680)

(174,704)

Finance leases

-

(1)

(30)

Net debt

(58,239)

(56,780)

(80,530)

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

(15,353)

-

-

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

(83,515)

-

-

Net debt including lease liabilities

(157,107)

(56,780)

(80,530)

         

 

14.  Provisions

 

 

Deferred contingent consideration

$'000

 

Onerous leases

$'000

Restructuring and

other costs

$'000

 

Total

$'000

At 1 October 2019

78,184

1,537

14,105

93,826

Release to income statement

-

-

(118)

(118)

Arising on acquisition

10,461

-

-

10,461

Utilised during the period

(2,763)

(58)

(5,674)

(8,495)

Unwinding of discount

969

-

-

969

Reclassification

-

(1,310)

240

(1,070)

Translation adjustment

43

8

160

211

At 31 March 2020

86,894

177

8,713

95,784

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current

79,761

-

4

79,765

Current

7,133

177

8,709

16,019

Total

86,894

177

8,713

95,784

 

The Group availed of the practical expedient on adoption of IFRS 16 Leases to rely on the assessment of whether leases are onerous applying IAS 37 Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets. Consequently, right of use assets were adjusted on transition by the amount of the provisions for onerous leases recognised at 30 September 2019. The remaining onerous lease balance relates to a lease with a lease term of less than one year from the date of adoption of the standard (Note 21).

 

15. Acquisition of subsidiary undertakings

 

The Group completed the acquisition of 100% of Canale Communications, Inc. ('CanaleComm') on 12 November 2019. CanaleComm is a U.S.-based healthcare strategic communications agency, with specialist capabilities in corporate communications, public relations and investor relations. CanaleComm is presented as part of the Ashfield operating segment, and significantly strengthens the Group's public relations offering in the U.S.

 

The initial assignment of fair values to identifiable net assets acquired has been performed on a provisional basis in respect of the above acquisition due to the recent acquisition date. Any amendments to these acquisition fair values within the 12-month timeframe from the date of acquisition will be disclosed in the 2020 Annual Report as stipulated by IFRS 3 Business Combinations.

 

 

Arising on

 

Acquisition

 

$'000

Property, plant and equipment

360

Right of use assets

253

Intangible assets - arising on acquisition

6,120

Trade and other receivables

1,854

Trade and other payables

(640)

Lease liabilities

(253)

Deferred tax liabilities

(100)

Cash acquired

60

Net assets acquired

7,654

Goodwill

23,152

Consideration

30,806

 

Satisfied by:

 

Cash consideration

20,345

Deferred contingent consideration

10,461

Total consideration

30,806

Net cash outflow - arising on acquisitions

 

Cash consideration

20,345

Less: Cash and cash equivalents

(60)

Net cash outflow - Business combinations completed in the period

20,285

Deposit in escrow for business combinations (Note 22)

1,500

Net cash outflow

21,785

 

 

 

       

Goodwill is attributable to the future economic benefits arising from assets which are not capable of being individually identified and separately recognised. The significant factors giving rise to the goodwill include the value of the workforce and management teams within the business acquired, the enhancement of the competitive position of the Group in the marketplace and the strategic premium paid by UDG Healthcare plc to create the combined Group. The goodwill arising from acquisitions that is expected to be tax deductible is $23,152,000.

 

The intangible assets arising on the acquisition primarily relate to the trade names, customer relationships, and customer contracts. The gross contractual value of trade and other receivables on acquisition amounted to $1,874,000. The fair value of trade and other receivables recognised on acquisition was $1,854,000. No contingent liabilities were recognised on the acquisition completed during the six month period ended 31 March 2020.

 

The total transaction related costs for completed and aborted acquisitions amounts to $1,201,000. These are presented separately in the Group Income Statement.

 

Contingent consideration is payable to the sellers of CanaleComm after three years, based on the achievement of certain profit targets. The fair value of contingent consideration recognised at the date of acquisition is calculated by discounting the expected future payments to present value at the acquisition date. For contingent consideration to become payable, the pre-defined profit thresholds must be achieved by the acquired business. On an undiscounted basis, the future payments for which the Group may be liable in respect of the current period acquisition ranges from $nil to $11,000,000.

 

The Group's results for the six month period ended 31 March 2020 included the following amounts in respect of the business acquired during the period:

 

 

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2020

 

 

$'000

Revenue

 

3,772

Profit for the period

 

406

 

The proforma revenue and profit of the Group for the six month period ended 31 March 2020 would have been $694,344,000 and $55,294,000 respectively had the acquisition taken place at the start of the reporting period. The proforma results for the period include the estimate of tax expense and amortisation of intangible assets recognised on acquisition.

 

16.  Employee benefits

 

 

 

Employee

 

 

 

benefit

 

 

 

asset

 

 

 

$'000

Employee benefit asset at 1 October 2019

 

 

7,636

Current service cost

 

 

(1,627)

Interest

 

 

30

Contributions paid

 

 

809

Remeasurement gain

 

 

2,719

Translation adjustment

 

 

(32)

Employee benefit asset at 31 March 2020

 

 

9,535

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

As set out in the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2019, the Group operates a number of defined benefit pension schemes which are funded by the payments of contributions to separately administered trust funds. The ROI schemes have a remeasurement gain in the period arising from a change in the assumptions used to measure liabilities of the plan. The U.S. scheme has a remeasurement loss in the period resulting from lower than expected returns on plan assets.  In the ROI schemes, there is no longer a salary increase assumption due to the accrual of pension benefits ceasing from 1 December 2015.

 

The principal assumptions are as follows:

 

 

 

  Republic of Ireland Schemes

 

  United States Scheme

 

As at

31 March

2020

As at

30 September

2019

As at

31 March

2020

As at

30 September

2019

Rate of increase in salaries

n/a

n/a

2.75-4.00%

2.75-4.00%

Rate of increase in pensions

0-1.00%

0-1.25%

0.00%

0.00%

Inflation rate

1.00%

1.25%

2.75%

2.75%

Discount rate

1.85%

0.85%

3.00%

3.00%

 

17. Financial instruments

The fair values of financial assets and financial liabilities, together with the carrying amounts in the condensed consolidated balance sheet at 31 March 2020, are as follows:

 

 

Carrying value

Fair value

 

 

$'000

$'000

Financial assets

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

354,799

354,799

Derivative financial assets

 

30,632

30,632

Cash and cash equivalents

 

151,123

151,123

 

 

536,554

536,554

Financial liabilities

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

169,419

169,419

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

239,994

239,994

Lease liabilities

 

98,868

98,868

Deferred contingent consideration

 

86,894

86,894

 

 

595,175

595,175

 

The fair values of the financial assets and liabilities disclosed in the above tables have been determined using the methods and assumptions set out below.

 

Trade and other receivables/payables

For receivables and payables the carrying value less impairment provision is deemed to reflect fair value, where appropriate.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

For cash and cash equivalents, the nominal amount is deemed to reflect fair value.

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings (excluding lease liabilities)

The fair value of interest-bearing loans and borrowings is based on the fair value of the expected future principal and interest cash flows discounted at interest rates effective at the balance sheet date and adjusted for movements in credit spreads.

 

Lease liabilities

The lease liability is initially measured at the present value of the lease payments that are not paid at the commencement date, discounted by using the rate implicit in the lease. If this rate cannot be readily determined, the Group uses its incremental borrowing rate.

 

Valuation techniques and significant unobservable inputs

Fair value hierarchy of assets and liabilities measured at fair value

The Group has adopted the following fair value hierarchy in relation to its financial instruments that are carried in the balance sheet at fair value as at the period end:

· Level 1 - quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

· Level 2 - inputs, other than quoted prices included within Level 1, that are observable for the asset or liability either directly (as prices) or indirectly (derived from prices); and

· Level 3 - inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs).

 

The following table sets out the fair value of all financial assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value:

 

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

  Total

 

  $'000

  $'000

  $'000

  $'000

Assets measured at fair value

 

 

 

 

Designated as hedging instruments

 

 

 

 

Cross currency interest rate swaps

-

30,632

-

30,632

 

-

30,632

-

30,632

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities measured at fair value

 

 

 

 

At fair value through profit or loss 

 

 

 

 

Deferred contingent consideration

-

-

86,894

86,894

 

-

-

86,894

86,894

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of derivatives:

 

 

Amount of financial assets/liabilities as presented in the balance sheet

$'000

 

Related amounts not offset in the balance sheet

$'000

 

 

 

31 March 2020

Net

$'000

 

 

Amount of financial assets/liabilities as presented in the balance sheet

$'000

 

 

Related amounts not offset in the balance sheet

$'000

 

 

 

31 March 2019

Net

$'000

Derivative financial assets

30,632

-

30,632

14,707

-

14,707

Derivative financial liabilities

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

All derivatives entered into by the Group are included in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy and consist of cross currency interest rate swaps. The fair values of cross currency interest rate swaps are calculated as the present value of the estimated future cash flows based on the terms and maturity of each contract and using forward currency rates and market interest rates as applicable for a similar instrument at the measurement date. Fair values reflect the credit risk of the instrument and include, where appropriate, adjustments to take account of the credit risk of the Group entity and counterparty.

 

Deferred contingent consideration

Deferred contingent consideration is included in Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. Details of movements in the period are included in Note 14. The deferred contingent consideration liability arises from acquisitions completed by the Group. The fair value is determined considering the expected payment, discounted to present value using a risk-adjusted discount rate. The expected payment is determined separately in respect of each individual earn out agreement taking into consideration the expected level of profitability of each acquisition. The provision for deferred contingent consideration is in respect of acquisitions completed during financial years 2017 to 2020. 

 

The significant unobservable inputs are:

· forecasted weighted average EBIT growth rate 14.6% (2019: 13%); and

· risk adjusted discount rate 0.7% - 2.8% (2019: 0.02% - 2.75%).

 

Inter-relationship between significant unobservable inputs and fair value measurement:

The estimated fair value would increase/(decrease) if:

· the EBIT growth rate was higher/(lower); and

· the risk adjusted discount rate was lower/(higher).

 

For the fair value of deferred contingent consideration, a reasonable possible change to one of the significant unobservable inputs at 31 March 2020, holding the other inputs constant, would have the following effects:

 

 

Increase

Decrease

 

$'000

$'000

Effect of change in assumption on income statement

 

 

 

Annual EBIT growth rate (1% movement)

742

(801)

Risk-adjusted discount rate (1% movement)

(1,792)

1,827

 

Financial ratios

Financial covenants in our principal debt facilities are based on net debt to EBITDA being less than 3.5 times and EBITDA interest cover being greater than three times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 March 2020

Times

31 March

2019

Times

Net debt to annualised EBITDA

 

 

 

 

0.3

0.3

Annualised EBITDA interest cover

 

 

 

 

27.2

24.1

 

The financial ratios calculated above exclude the impact of IFRS 16, in line with financial covenant requirements.

 

18.  Dividends

During the first half of the financial year, the final dividend for 2019 (12.34 $ cent per share) was paid, giving rise to a reduction in shareholders' funds of $30,887,000.

 

19.  Foreign currency

The principal exchange rates used in translating sterling and euro balance sheets and income statements were as follows:

 

 

31 March

31 March

 

 

2020

2019

 

 

$1=Stg£

$1=Stg£

Balance sheet (closing rate)

0.8091

0.7640

Income statement (average rate)

0.7797

0.7725

 

 

 

 

$1=Euro€

$1=Euro€

Balance sheet (closing rate)

0.9127

0.8901

Income statement (average rate)

0.9051

0.8783

       

 

20. Related parties  

The Group trades in the normal course of business with its joint venture undertakings. The aggregate value of these transactions is not material in the context of the Group's financial results.

 

The Group's investment in Magir Limited has been classified as an asset held for sale at 31 March 2020. The Group has provided a loan to Magir, gross of interest, of Stg£11,958,000 (2019: Stg£11,561,000).

 

IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures requires the disclosure of compensation paid to the Group's key management personnel. Key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the Group. UDG Healthcare classifies directors, the Company Secretary and members of its executive team as key management personnel. This executive team is the body of senior executives that formulates business strategy along with the directors, follows through on the implementation of that strategy and directs and controls the activities of the Group on a day to day basis.

 

Key management personnel receive compensation in the form of short-term employee benefits, post-employment benefits and equity compensation benefits. Key management personnel received total compensation of $4,466,000 for the six months ended 31 March 2020 (2019: $6,009,000).

 

21.  Changes in accounting policies

 

This note explains the impact of the adoption of IFRS 16 Leases on the Group's financial statements and the new accounting policies that have been applied from 1 October 2019, where they are different to those applied and disclosed in the 2019 Annual Report.

 

New and amended standards and interpretations effective during 2020

IFRS 16 Leases

IFRS 16 replaced IAS 17 Leases and related interpretations. The standard addresses the definition of a lease, recognition and measurement of leases, and establishes principles for reporting useful information to users of financial statements about leasing activities. A key change arising from IFRS 16 is that most of the leases previously accounted for as operating leases under IAS 17 are now accounted for on the Balance Sheet, similar to the accounting for finance leases previously.

 

Accounting policy

All leases are accounted for by recognising a right of use asset and a lease liability except for:

· Leases of low value assets; and

· Leases with a duration of 12 months or less.

 

Such leases are accounted for on a straight line expense basis.

 

Lease liabilities are measured at the present value of the contractual payments due to the lessor over the lease term, discounted using the rate inherent in the lease unless this is not readily determinable, in which case the Group's incremental borrowing rate on commencement of the lease is used. Variable lease payments are only included in the measurement of the lease liability if they depend on an index or rate. In such cases, the initial measurement of the lease liability assumes the variable element will remain unchanged throughout the lease term. Other variable lease payments are expensed in the period in which they relate.

 

Right of use assets are initially measured at the amount of the lease liability, reduced for any lease incentives received, and increased for:

· Lease payments made at or before the commencement of the lease;

· Initial direct costs incurred; and

· The amount of any provision recognised where the Group is contractually required to dismantle, remove or restore the leased asset.

 

Subsequent to initial measurement, lease liabilities increase as a result of interest charged on the balance outstanding and are reduced for lease payments made. Right of use assets are amortised on a straight line basis over the remaining term of the lease or over the remaining economic life of the asset if this is determined to be shorter than the lease term.

 

When the estimate of the term of any lease is revised, for example due to reassessing the probability of exercising an extension or termination option, the carrying amount of the lease liability is adjusted to reflect the payments to be made over the revised term, which are discounted using a revised discount rate. The carrying value of lease liabilities is also revised when the variable element of future lease payments dependent on a rate or index is revised, except in this case the discount rate remains unchanged. In both cases an equivalent adjustment is made to the carrying value of the right of use asset, with the revised carrying amount being amortised over the remaining revised lease term.

 

When the Group renegotiates the contractual terms of a lease with the lessor, the accounting depends on the nature of the modification. If the renegotiation results in one or more additional assets being leased for an amount equal to the standalone price for the additional right of use assets obtained, the modification is accounted for as a separate lease in accordance with the above policy. In all other cases where the renegotiation increases the scope of the lease, the lease liability is remeasured using the discount rate applicable on the modification date, with the right of use asset being adjusted by the same amount. If the renegotiation results in a decrease in the scope of the lease, both the carrying amount of the lease liability and right of use asset are reduced by the same proportion to reflect the partial or full termination of the lease with any difference recognised in profit or loss. The lease liability is then further adjusted to ensure its carrying amount reflects the amount of the renegotiated payments over the renegotiated term, with the modified lease payments discounted at the rate applicable on the modification date. The right of use asset is adjusted by the same amount.

 

For contracts that include both a right to the Group to use an identified asset and require services to be provided to the Group by the lessor, the Group has elected to separate the non-lease components and exclude these from the lease liability calculations.

 

Implementation of IFRS 16

IFRS 16 was adopted by the Group on 1 October 2019 using the modified retrospective approach, with recognition of transitional adjustments on the date of initial application, without restatement of comparative figures. With this approach, lease liabilities and right of use assets were recognised for the remaining lease payments on identified lease contracts at date of application, discounted at the appropriate incremental borrowing rate. Contracts entered into before the transition date that were not identified as leases under IAS 17 and IFRIC 4 were not reassessed. 

 

The impact of adopting the new standard on the Group Balance Sheet as at 1 October 2019 is outlined as follows:

 

 


 

30 September 2019

Previously reported
$'000

IFRS 16

Adjustments
$'000

1 October 2019

Adjusted

$'000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Right of use assets

-

81,161

Deferred income tax assets

5,178

7,114

Current assets

 

 

Trade and other receivables

370,350

369,482

Equity

 

 

Retained earnings

829,459

831,383

Non-current liabilities

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

174,734

174,704

Lease liabilities

-

79,467

Other payables

23,853

16,223

Provisions

74,193

74,012

Deferred income tax liabilities

39,263

39,275

Current liabilities

 

 

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings

65,297

65,278

Lease liabilities

-

14,620

Trade and other payables

246,685

241,640

Provisions

19,633

(889)

18,744

 

The Group's total future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases at 30 September 2019 amounted to $125,497,000 and are reconciled to the lease liability recognised at 1 October 2019 as follows:

 

Reconciliation of operating lease commitments to IFRS 16 lease liability on transition

Land & Buildings $'000

Motor Vehicles $'000

Plant, Equipment,

& Other

$'000

Total

$'000

Operating lease commitments under IAS 17 at 30 September 2019

112,070

10,800

2,327

125,197

Adjusted for impact of:

 

 

 

 

Finance lease liabilities recognised under IAS 17 as at 30 September 2019

-

-

49

49

Short-term leases not recognised as a liability 1

(904)

(4,320)

-

(5,224)

Low-value leases not recognised as a liability 2

-

-

(1,523)

(1,523)

Different treatment of extension and termination options 3

4,034

103

-

4,137

Separation of non-lease components from the lease contracts 4

(6,022)

(1,110)

(110)

(7,242)

Lease contracts not yet commenced 5

(9,185)

-

-

(9,185)

Effect of discounting the lease liability 6

(11,875)

(221)

(26)

(12,122)

IFRS 16 Lease liability on adoption at 1 October 2019

88,118

5,252

717

94,087

Notes

1 Relates to leases which are ending within 1 year or less of the date of transition and are therefore excluded from the IFRS 16 lease liability as a result of applying the recognition exemption for short-term leases.

2 Relates to leases of assets that qualify as low-value assets and are therefore excluded from the IFRS 16 lease liability as a result of applying the recognition exemption for leases of low-value assets. These leases primarily relate to leases of IT, office and telephony equipment which are not individually material.

3 Differences between the non-cancellable periods of the in-scope leases which are used to calculate the operating lease commitments, and the lease terms used to calculate the lease liability under IFRS 16 which include periods covered by an option to extend the lease if the lessee is reasonably certain to exercise such options, and periods covered by an option to terminate the lease if the lessee is reasonably certain not to exercise such options. As part of the transition to IFRS 16, management judgement has been applied to assess whether options included in the in-scope lease contracts will be executed.

4 Adjustments to remove non-lease components included in operating lease commitments from the IFRS 16 lease liability, in accordance with the Group accounting policy being applied on transition.

5 Refers to lease contracts that have been signed as at the transition date but that have not yet commenced as the asset is not available for use.

6 Impact of discounting the remaining lease payments on identified lease contracts as at the transition date, using the appropriate incremental borrowing rate.

 

Significant accounting estimates and judgements - Leases

Judgement is used in determining whether an extension or termination option will be exercised. Extension options and periods after termination options are only included in the lease term if the lease is reasonably certain to be extended or not terminated. All facts and circumstances that create an incentive to exercise an extension option or to not exercise a termination option are considered, including:

· If there are significant penalties to terminate a lease, the Group is typically reasonably certain to not terminate the lease.

· If the rental terms are favourable to current market terms, the Group is typically reasonably certain to extend the lease, or to not exercise a termination option.

· If leasehold improvement assets are considered to have a significant remaining value, the Group is typically reasonably certain to extend the lease, or to not terminate the lease.

 

Other factors considered in determining whether a lease extension option or lease termination option will be exercised include historical lease durations, the availability of alternative similar properties in the market, and the costs and business disruption to replace the leased asset. The lease term is reassessed if there is a significant change in circumstances within the Group's control that affects the determination of whether an extension or termination would be exercised.

 

IFRIC 23 Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments

IFRIC 23 clarified how to recognise and measure uncertainties over income tax treatments. The Group already provides for tax uncertainties in the recognition and measurement of the income tax expense and current tax liabilities. The impact of implementing IFRIC 23 did not have a material impact on the financial statements.

 

A number of other changes to IFRS became effective in the period beginning on 1 October 2019, however they did not have a material effect on the Group accounting policies and the interim accounts.

 

22.  Events after the balance sheet date

 

Acquisition of QPSI Macungie

In May 2020, the Group completed the acquisition of QPSI Macungie, a U.S.-based packaging facility for consideration of $5.2 million. The facility provides further primary, secondary and tertiary packaging space, warehouse facilities and additional capacity to expand. The acquisition provides a solution to expand Sharp's capacity in the Allentown area. The facility employs approximately 110 people and will be reported in the Group's Sharp segment.

 

Due to the short time frame between completion date and the date of issuance of this report, an initial assignment of fair values to identifiable assets and liabilities acquired has not been completed.

 

23.  Board approval

This interim report was approved by the Board of Directors of UDG Healthcare plc on 18 May 2020.

            Additional Information

 

                    Key performance indicators and non-IFRS performance measures 

The Group reports certain financial measurements that are not required under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) which represent the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) under which the Group reports. The Group believes that the presentation of these non-IFRS measurements provides useful supplemental information which, when viewed in conjunction with IFRS financial information, provides stakeholders with a more meaningful understanding of the underlying financial and operating performance of the Group and its divisions. These measurements are also used internally to evaluate the historical and planned future performance of the Group's operations and to measure executive management's performance based remuneration.

 

None of the non-IFRS measurements should be considered as an alternative to financial measures derived in accordance with IFRS. The non-IFRS measurements can have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of results as reported under IFRS. The principal non-IFRS measurements used by the Group, together with reconciliations where the non-IFRS measures are not readily identifiable from the Financial Statements, are set out below.

 

Net revenue

 

Definition

This comprises of revenue as reported in the Group Income Statement, adjusted for revenue associated with pass-through costs for which the Group does not earn a margin.

 

Calculation

 

 

Six months ended

 31 March

 2020

$'000

Six months ended

 31 March

2019

$'000

Revenue

Income Statement

 

693,590

656,639

Pass - through revenue 

 

 

(97,416)

(110,474)

Net revenue

 

 

 

596,174

546,165

 

Adjusted operating profit

 

Definition

This comprises of operating profit as reported in the Group Income Statement before amortisation of acquired intangible assets, transaction costs and exceptional items (if any).

 

Calculation

 

 

Six months

ended

 31 March

 2020

$'000

Six months

ended

 31 March

2019

$'000

Operating profit

Income Statement

 

68,524

34,074

Transaction costs

Income Statement

 

1,201

813

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

Note 10

 

16,830

15,551

Exceptional items

Note 5

 

(5,257)

15,164

Adjusted operating profit

 

 

 

81,298

65,602

 

 

Adjusted profit before tax

 

Definition

This comprises of profit before tax as reported in the Group Income Statement before amortisation of acquired intangible assets, transaction costs and exceptional items (if any).

 

Calculation

 

 

Six months

ended

 31 March

 2020

$'000

Six months

ended

 31 March

2019

$'000

Profit before tax

Income Statement

 

62,270

30,308

Transaction costs

Income Statement

 

1,201

813

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

Note 10

 

16,830

15,551

Exceptional items

Note 5

 

(5,257)

15,164

Adjusted profit before tax

 

 

 

75,044

61,836

 

Adjusted operating margin

 

Definition

Measures the adjusted operating profit as a percentage of revenue.

 

Calculation

 

 

 

Six months

ended

 31 March

 2020

$'000

Six months

ended

 31 March

2019

$'000

Adjusted operating profit

Per above

 

81,298

65,602

Revenue

 Income Statement

 

693,590

656,639

Adjusted operating margin

 

 

 

11.7%

10.0%

 

Adjusted net operating margin

 

Definition

Measures the adjusted operating profit as a percentage of net revenue.

 

Calculation

 

 

 

Six months

ended

 31 March

 2020

$'000

Six months

ended

 31 March

2019

$'000

Adjusted operating profit

Per above

 

81,298

65,602

Net revenue

Per above

 

596,174

546,165

Adjusted net operating margin

 

 

 

13.6%

12.0%

 

 

Adjusted effective tax rate  

 

Definition

The Group adjusted effective tax rate expresses the income tax expense adjusted for the tax impact of exceptional items, transaction costs and the amortisation of acquired intangible assets as a percentage of adjusted profit before tax.

 

 

Calculation

 

Six months ended

 31 March

2020

$'000

Six months ended

 31 March

2019

$'000

Tax charge

Income Statement

7,016

7,115

Tax relief with respect to transaction costs

 

118

40

Deferred tax credit with respect to acquired intangible amortisation

 

4,239

3,642

Tax relief with respect to exceptional items

Note 5

(41)

209

Remeasurement of current tax liabilities

Note 5

4,420

-

Income tax expense before exceptional, transaction costs and deferred tax attaching to amortisation of acquired intangible assets

 

15,752

11,006

Adjusted profit before tax

Per above

75,044

61,836

Adjusted effective tax rate

 

21.0%

17.8%

 

Return on capital employed (ROCE) 

 

Definition

ROCE is the adjusted operating profit expressed as a percentage of the Group's net assets employed. Net assets employed is the average of the opening and closing net assets in the period excluding net debt adjusted for the historical amortisation of acquired intangible assets and restructuring charges.

 

 

Calculation

 

 

As at

31 March

2020

$'000

 

As at

31 March

2019

$'000

Net assets

Balance Sheet

 

945,303

892,675

Net debt

Note 13

 

58,239

56,780

Assets before net debt

 

 

1,003,542

949,455

Cumulative intangible amortisation

 

 

226,527

197,173

Cumulative restructuring costs

 

 

20,632

25,714

Total capital employed

 

 

1,250,701

1,172,342

 

 

 

 

 

Average total capital employed 

 

 

1,211,522

1,194,822

Rolling 12 month adjusted operating profit

 

 

170,536

145,753

Return on capital employed

 

 

14.1%

12.2%

 

Adjusted and annualised EBITDA

 

Definition

Adjusted EBITDA is used internally for performance management and is also a useful supplemental measure for external stakeholders. Adjusted EBITDA is adjusted operating profit (operating profit before amortisation of acquired intangible assets, transaction costs and exceptional items) before depreciation, share-based payment expense, amortisation of computer software, the share of joint venture profits/(loss) and profit/(loss) on disposal of property, plant and equipment.

 

The annualised EBITDA used for debt covenant compliance purposes, amends adjusted EBITDA to include the annualisation of the EBITDA for acquisitions and exclude share-based payment expense, transaction costs, the impact of IFRS 16 Leases on EBITDA and the EBITDA of completed disposals.

 

Adjusted and annualised EBITDA are adjusted for depreciation of right of use assets as the expense is considered by management to be similar in nature to depreciation of property, plant and equipment and amortisation of intangible assets. Annualised EBITDA excluding IFRS 16 is also presented (excluding depreciation of right of use assets and IFRS 16 operating profit impact) to illustrate an annualised EBITDA that is consistent with the Group's financial debt covenants.

 

 

Calculation

 

 

6 months ended

31 March 2020

$'000

6 months ended

31 March 2019

$'000

12months ended

31 March 2020

$'000

12 months ended

31 March

2019

$'000

Adjusted operating profit

 

Per above

81,298

65,602

170,536

145,753

Share-based payment expense

 

Cash Flow Statement

2,628

2,521

4,827

5,027

Depreciation

 

Cash Flow Statement

11,331

11,764

22,697

24,213

Depreciation of right of use assets

 

Cash Flow Statement

8,128

-

8,128

-

Amortisation of computer software

 

Note 10

4,694

3,657

9,064

7,078

Joint venture profit share

 

Note 4

(954)

418

(1,422)

(403)

Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

Cash Flow Statement

(26)

(678)

80

(744)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

107,099

83,284

213,910

180,924

Share-based payment expense

 

 

 

 

(4,827)

(5,027)

Transaction costs

 

 

 

 

(2,524)

(2,213)

EBITDA of completed disposals

 

 

 

 

(287)

(1,138)

Annualised EBITDA of acquisitions 1

 

 

 

 

4,059

2,026

Annualised EBITDA

 

 

 

 

210,331

174,572

IFRS 16 Operating profit impact

 

 

 

 

(766)

-

Depreciation of right of use assets

 

 

 

 

(8,128)

-

IFRS 16 impact on EBITDA of completed disposals

 

 

 

 

(70)

-

IFRS 16 impact on Annualised EBITDA of acquisitions

 

 

 

 

105

-

Annualised EBITDA excluding IFRS 16                 201,472 174,572

 

1 Includes EBITDA for acquisitions which were not part of the Group for the full financial period.

 

Financial ratios

 

Definition

The net debt to EBITDA and EBITDA interest cover ratios disclosed are calculated using annualised EBITDA and adjusted net finance expense (net finance expense excluding interest on pension scheme obligations and the unwinding of discount on provisions and deferred consideration, see Note 7). Net debt represents the net total of current and non-current borrowings, current and non-current derivative financial instruments and cash and cash equivalents as presented in the Group Balance Sheet and is calculated in Note 13.

 

Constant currency

 

Definition

The translation of foreign denominated earnings can be impacted by movements in foreign exchange rates versus U.S. dollars, the Group's presentation currency. In order to present a better reflection of underlying performance in the period, the Group retranslates foreign denominated prior period earnings at current period exchange rates.

 

 

 

Six months ended 31 March 2020

 

Six months ended 31 March 2019

Revenue - constant currency

 

 

$'000

$'000

Revenue

Income Statement

693,590

656,639

Currency impact

 

-

(4,296)

Revenue - constant currency

 

693,590

652,343

Revenue - constant currency increase on H1 2019

 

41,247

 

Revenue - constant currency increase on H1 2019 %

 

6%

 

 

Net revenue - constant currency

 

$'000

$'000

Net revenue

Per above

596,174

546,165

Currency impact

 

-

(3,669)

Net revenue - constant currency

 

596,174

542,496

Net revenue - constant currency increase on H1 2019

 

53,678

 

Net revenue - constant currency increase on H1 2019 %

 

10%

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit - constant currency

 

$'000

$'000

Adjusted operating profit

Per above

81,298

65,602

Currency impact

 

-

129

Adjusted operating profit - constant currency

 

81,298

65,731

Adjusted operating profit - constant currency increase on 2019

 

15,567

 

Adjusted operating profit - constant currency increase on 2019 %

 

24%

 

 

Adjusted profit before tax - constant currency

 

$'000

$'000

Adjusted profit before tax

Per above

75,044

61,836

Currency impact

 

-

240

Adjusted profit before tax - constant currency

 

75,044

62,076

Adjusted profit before tax - constant currency increase on 2019

 

12,968

 

Adjusted profit before tax - constant currency increase on 2019 %

 

21%

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share ('EPS') - constant currency

 

$'000

$'000

Adjusted profit attributable to owners of the parent 

 Note 8

59,283

50,826

Currency impact

 

-

235

Adjusted profit attributable to owners of the parent - constant currency

 

59,283

51,061

Weighted average number of shares used in diluted EPS calculation  Note 8

 

250,786,898

250,069,757

Adjusted diluted EPS - constant currency (cent)

 

23.64

20.42

Adjusted diluted EPS - constant currency increase on 2019 (cent)

 

3.22

 

Adjusted diluted EPS - constant currency increase on 2019 %

 

16%

 

 

 

 

 

           

The dividend per share constant currency increase on 2019 percentage disclosed is the same as actual percentage increase

in dividend per share as this is based on the disclosed US dollars dividend per share.


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