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Monday 05 March, 2018

BATM Advanced Comm

Final Results

RNS Number : 6127G
BATM Advanced Communications Ld
05 March 2018
 

5 March 2018            

                                                                                  

BATM Advanced Communications Limited

("BATM" or the "Group")

 

Final 2017 Results

 

BATM Advanced Communications Limited (LSE: BVC), a leading provider of real-time technologies for networking solutions and medical laboratory systems, announces its final results for the year ended 31 December 2017.

 

Financial Summary

·   Group revenue increased 18.5% to $107.1m (2016: $90.4m)

·   Gross margin of 30.6% (2016: 31.4%)

·   Adjusted operating profit* of $5.6m (2016: $0.9m)

·   EBITDA of $7.7m (2016: $2.8m)

·   Earnings per share of 0.06¢ (2016: 0.27¢ loss per share)

·   As at 31 December 2017, the Group had cash and financial assets of $24.0m (30 June 2017: $22.4m; 31 December 2016: $27.6m)

* See note 3

 

Operational Summary

·     Milestone year for the Group with Networking and Cyber division capitalising on previous significant investment to achieve the first year-on-year increase in revenue since 2011 and Bio-Medical division continuing to demonstrate strong growth

Bio-Medical Division (54% of total revenue)

·     Revenues increased by 11.2% to $57.4m (2016: $51.6m)

·     Blended gross margin was maintained at 25% (2016: 25%)

·     Diagnostics Unit

o Increased penetration and geographical expansion with existing products, but overall revenue lower compared with prior year due to reduced sales in China, a key market

o Launched a new ELISA instrument, Personal LAB, in December 2017, with several orders received to date

o Progressed the development, through the Ador joint venture, of new unique rapid-results sample-to-answer multiplexed molecular diagnostics system and reagents, which has already been granted several patents in the US

o Increased sales activity to end the period with a higher order book than at the period end of the previous year

·     Eco-Med Unit

o Significant progress in Eco-Med unit with revenues increasing by 29.3% over the prior year

o Launched the world's first mobile agri-waste treatment solution and was awarded a contract for $2.5m, subsequently extended by $1.1m for a fixed unit, and the mobile unit has now been delivered

o First large installation of the Group's new solution for treating agricultural waste, that was installed at a poultry processing facility, continued to perform well; and the Group is in the process of providing the second large installation at a bovine slaughterhouse

o Commenced sales of the new ISS 500 with automated reloading system for treating medical waste in hospitals, with the first systems delivered to customers in the Middle East and Europe and first order received from a customer in the US

o Higher order book than at the same point of the prior year

·     Distribution Unit

o Increased sales primarily due to strong growth in the distribution of diagnostic kits and services

o Acquired Zer Laboratories Ltd, the largest private diagnostic laboratory in Israel for clinical tests, and commenced offering molecular diagnostics (genetics-based) diagnostics solutions in Israel with strong sales during the year

o Commenced operations at the two new diagnostic and analytic laboratories opened in Romania during 2016

Networking and Cyber Division (46% of total revenue)

·     Sales growth with revenues increasing by 28.3% to $49.4m (2016: $38.5m) - first annual period of sales growth since 2011

·     Blended gross margin was 36% (2016: 40%)

·     Networking Unit

o Growth in the division due to increase in sales of ICT services and solutions:

§ Gained 47 new client accounts, such as Google and TPx Communications, with a 27% year-on-year increase in systems shipped in North America

§ A Tier 1 cyber security customer launched new security systems, basing its networking capability on the Group's state-of-the-art 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GE) card

§ Awarded a framework agreement valued at up to $35.8m over five years to provide ICT services and solutions to an agency of a government defence department, with $8.6m in orders received to date

o Substantial progress in implementing Software-Defined Networking ("SDN")/Network Function Virtualisation ("NFV") strategy:

§ Established partnerships with a number of leading telecoms organisations, including NXP Semiconductors and Arm Holdings, with the respective partners offering joint solutions for network virtualisation

§ Only worldwide software vendor to provide NFV functionality to Arm architecture and all Intel platforms

§ Successful proof-of-concept trials ("POCs") conducted worldwide

·    Cyber Unit

o Received expansion of a contract awarded last year by a government defence department, which is now worth $5.2m

o Conducted successful POC for cyber monitoring and detection systems for first European government customer and engaged in several other POCs in multiple countries

o Post period end, awarded $4m contract extension for cyber security solution by a government defence department

 

Commenting on the results, Dr Zvi Marom, Chief Executive Officer of BATM, said: "This was a turnaround year for BATM as the Networking and Cyber division achieved increased year-on-year revenue for the first time since 2011 on the back of a decade of development, testing and POCs with significant customers and establishing a healthy order book. The Bio-Medical division continued to demonstrate growth in product sales and we made a strong start in providing services while we continued to advance the development of disruptive patented technologies that will soon be introduced to the market.

 

"In 2017, we achieved the goals that we set for the year: gaining new customers and partners, securing new contracts, expanding into new territories and continuing to establish leading positions in our target markets. The strategies that we have implemented in both our divisions are coming to fruition as new products and technologies have completely replaced legacy products and are gaining traction in areas that we had previously identified as growth markets.

 

"Looking ahead, we entered 2018 in a stronger position than at the same time of the prior year with a higher order book across our Networking and Cyber and Bio-Medical divisions. We are confident that the growth momentum across both divisions will be maintained during 2018 and we therefore look forward to the future with continued optimism."

 

Enquiries:

 

BATM Advanced Communications


Dr Zvi Marom, Chief Executive Officer

+972 9866 2525                 

Moti Nagar, Chief Financial Officer




Shore Capital


Mark Percy, Anita Ghanekar

+44 20 7408 4050 



Luther Pendragon


Harry Chathli, Claire Norbury

+44 20 7618 9100

The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

 

 

Operational Review

 

This was a turnaround year for BATM as the Networking and Cyber division achieved increased year-on-year revenue for the first time since 2011 and the Bio-Medical division continued to demonstrate strong growth. The strategy that the Group had implemented in the Bio-Medical division to establish the Eco-Med unit also began to come to fruition with its newly-launched solutions gaining significant traction during the period and an accrual of a substantial order book for delivery in 2018.

 

Both divisions gained new customers, secured new contracts and expanded into new territories. New products and technologies have replaced legacy products, and the Group advanced its sales and marketing strategies in targeting new areas that the Group had identified as growth markets.

 

As a result, total Group revenue increased by 18.5% to $107.1m (2016: $90.4m), of which the Bio-Medical division accounted for 54% with the contribution from the Networking and Cyber division being 46%. The Group also increased its operating profit and returned to generating positive earnings per share.

 

 

Bio-Medical Division

 


H1 2017

H2 2017

FY 2017

FY 2016

Revenues

$28.6m

$28.8m         

$57.4m

$51.6m

Gross margin

25%

25%

25%

25%

Adjusted operating loss

$(0.3m)

$ (0.8m)

$(1.1m)

$(0.3m)

 

The Bio-Medical division achieved significant revenue growth in the Eco-Med and Distribution units, which offset the lower revenues in the Diagnostics unit. However, as a result of the latter, adjusted operating loss for the division was greater than the prior year.

 

Distribution

 

The Distribution unit accounted for 74% of the Bio-Medical division's revenues in 2017 compared with 68% of revenues in 2016, reflecting an increase in sales of 21.3%. This was due to strong growth in the distribution of diagnostic kits and services.

 

At the beginning of the year, the Group acquired the entire issued share capital of Zer Laboratories for a consideration of NIS 2.75m (c. £580,000) payable in cash. Zer Laboratories is the largest private diagnostic laboratory in Israel for clinical tests, mainly providing prenatal screening tests for Down's syndrome, genetic tests and additional non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT) performed during IVF and fertility treatments. During the year, BATM commenced providing these tests and achieved strong, better-than-expected sales. Towards the end of the year, new molecular biology tests, especially for cancer, were added in cooperation with leading US companies. These tests have received a very good initial response with first sales from several prominent oncologists.

 

Also during the year, operations commenced at the two new diagnostic and analytic laboratories that the Group opened in Romania in 2016.

 

Eco-Med

 

The Eco-Med unit accounted for 13% of the Bio-Medical division's revenues in 2017 compared with 11% of revenues in 2016, reflecting an increase in revenues of 29.3%. This growth is primarily due to sales of the Group's new, larger solutions, based on its unique patented Integrated Shredder and Steriliser ("ISS") technology, developed for treating biological waste in the biopharma and agri-business sectors. The unit is also leveraging its ISS technology to apply to other industries where the solutions have a higher value and greater market potential.

 

The unit achieved a significant improvement in gross margin to 23.2% (2016: 12.7%) as a result of sales of higher margin agri-waste solutions.

 

During the year, the Group launched the world's first mobile agri-waste treatment solution and was awarded a contract of $2.5m, subsequently extended by $1.1m for a fixed unit. The delivery of the mobile unit has now been completed.

 

The first large installation of the Group's new solution for treating agricultural waste, which was installed in 2016 at a processing facility of a major poultry farming company, continued to perform very successfully. The Group is also in the process of providing a second unit at a bovine slaughterhouse facility for the largest and leading food group in Israel, which follows the successful installation and operation of an initial unit in 2016.

 

The Group commenced sales of the new ISS 500 that has been adapted for the disposal of medical waste in hospitals. The product is receiving a lot of interest from hospitals because of its automated reloading system, which reduces human exposure to medical waste. During the period, the first systems were delivered to customers in the Middle East and Europe and the first orders for the new solution were received from the US.

 

Diagnostics

 

The Diagnostics unit represented 13% of Bio-Medical division revenues in 2017 compared with 20% during 2016 reflecting a decrease in revenues to $7.4m (2016: $10.2m). This reduction was primarily due to weakness in China. However, the Group expanded the geographic sales reach to increase market penetration of its existing products, resulting in the unit entering 2018 with a higher order book than at the same point in the prior year.

 

The Group continued to develop its new products for the diagnostics market. In December, the Group launched a new ELISA instrument, called Personal LAB, with several orders received to date. Progress also continued to be made by the Group's joint venture company, Ador, established in December 2015 with Gamida for Life group, in its preparations for the production and marketing of a unique rapid-results sample-to-answer multiplexed molecular diagnostics system - that has already been granted several patents in the US - and a selection of reagent kits.

 

In July 2017, the Group appointed Dr. David Perry MD as Chief Executive Officer of Adaltis, whose previous experience includes VP Global Clinical and Medical Affairs at Baxter Bioscience. The new role was created within Adaltis as it begins to gear up to take advantage of the advances within its molecular biology business unit, as well as the growing in-vitro diagnostics field. In particular, BATM intends to use the Zer Laboratories acquisition - in addition to distributing diagnostic tests of Abbot and other third parties - for launching new, advanced diagnostic DNA-based tests and molecular biology solutions developed by Adaltis.

 

 

Networking and Cyber Division

 


H1 2017

H2 2017

FY 2017

FY 2016

Revenues

$21.0m

$28.4m

$49.4m

$38.5m

Gross margin

37%

36%

36%

40%

Adjusted operating profit (loss)

$(0.4m)

$1.3m

$0.9m

$(2.2m)

 

This was a milestone year for the Networking and Cyber division as the significant level of investment in prior years has driven a return to growth. Revenue increased by $10.9m to $49.4m (2016: $38.5m) for 2017, which was largely due to growth in the ICT services and solutions business as well as the Group's success in implementing its strategy to leverage the telecom industry transition from hardware to Network Function Virtualisation and Software-Defined Networking. The Group achieved an adjusted operating profit for the Networking and Cyber division of $0.9m in 2017 compared with a loss of $2.2m for the prior year. Gross profit margin for the division reduced to 36% (2016: 40%) due to the contribution to revenues from a large government contract that carried a lower gross margin.

 

ICT solutions and services

 

During the year, ICT services and solutions gained 47 new client accounts in North America, including blue-chip companies such as Google, TPx Communications, Union Wireless and Alpine Communications. As a result, the Group shipped 27% more systems in 2017 in the US compared with the prior year. In particular, a Tier 1 cyber security customer launched its new security systems that contain the Group's latest ATCA product 100GE card. The new ATCA 100GE is gaining increasing momentum and interest from various customers. In addition, the 100GE card is playing a key role in the new aggregation platform, T-Metro 8100 - a next-generation, high-density, standalone 100GE services aggregation platform that was released in H2 2017.

 

Also during the year, NGSoft, a high-end software development and design business and subsidiary within the Networking and Cyber division, was awarded a framework agreement, valued at up to $35.8m over five years, to provide ICT services and solutions to an agency of a government defence department. The Group has received $8.6m in orders under the agreement to date.

 

SDN/NFV solutions

 

The Group made significant progress in advancing its SDN/NFV offer. It established partnerships with a number of leading telecoms organisations, with the respective partners offering joint solutions for network virtualisation. The partnerships include leading providers of central processing unit technology, white box hardware and across a range of virtual network functions. This included a collaboration with NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) and Arm Holdings to develop a NFV solution that enabled the first virtualised operating system to support Arm architecture as well as all Intel architecture. The Group is the only worldwide software vendor to provide NFV functionality to Arm architecture and all Intel platforms.

 

The Group's open and agile service delivery platform can meet the growing demand from telecoms operators and managed service providers for solutions that offer increased performance, flexibility and cost savings on their networks, regardless of their hardware or what they may choose to use. During the year, the Group conducted several successful POCs worldwide, which it expects to translate into significant orders during 2018.

 

Cyber

 

BATM also continued to grow its cyber security business. The Group received an expansion to a contract that was originally awarded in 2016 for the supply of an ICT solution combined with several cyber elements to a government defence department, which increased in value to $5.2m. The Group engaged in several POCs in multiple countries, including conducting a successful POC for cyber monitoring and detection systems for a European government customer, the first such European government customer for the Group's cyber solutions.

 

Post period end, the Group was awarded a significant contract to supply a cyber communication technology solution to a government defence department, which is worth approximately $4m in 2018. This contract is the fourth such contract awarded to BATM by a national government and followed a successful deployment of the division's solution previously. BATM expects to commence delivery of the contract in Q2 2018 with completion by year-end, and anticipates receiving follow-on orders after the completion of this contract.

 

 

Financial Review

 

Total Group revenue for 2017 increased by 18.5% to $107.1m (2016: $90.4m) reflecting growth in both divisions: 11% increase in revenue in the Bio-Medical division, which contributed 54% of total sales, and 28% increase in the Networking and Cyber division, which contributed 46% of total sales. As mentioned above, the increase in revenue in the Networking and Cyber division was due to growth in the Group's existing ICT services and solutions business as well as its success in implementing its SDN/NFV strategy. The Bio-Medical division growth was due to an increase in sales in the Distribution and the Eco-Med units, which more than offset lower sales in the Diagnostics unit.

 

The blended gross profit margin for the year was 30.6% (2016: 31.4%). This decrease is mostly due to a reduction in the gross margin of the Networking and Cyber division as a result of the contribution to revenue from a large government contract that carried a lower margin.

 

Sales and marketing expenses were $15.0m (2016: $14.3m), representing 14% of revenues compared with 16% in 2016.

 

General and administrative expenses were $10.3m (2016: $9.6m), representing 10% of revenues compared with 11% in 2016.

 

R&D investment in 2017 was $7.8m (2016: $7.6m).

 

Adjusted operating profit increased significantly to $5.6m (2016: $0.9m). This was due to both stronger trading and the capital gain from the selling one of the Group's buildings as announced on 4 December 2017. On an underlying basis, excluding the capital gain from property, plant and equipment of $5.5m (2016: $3.1m), the Group delivered an adjusted operating profit of $0.1m compared with an adjusted operating loss of $2.2m in 2016, which also excludes the capital gain from property, plant and equipment in the prior year.

 

EBITDA increased 175% to $7.7m in 2017 (2016: $2.8m). Excluding the benefit of profits on the disposal of property, plant and equipment, EBITDA was $2.2m in 2017 compared with a loss in 2016 of $0.3m.

 

As a result, the Group achieved earnings per share of 0.06¢ (2016: 0.27¢ loss per share), which is the first time that the Group has reported positive earnings per share since 2012.

 

The Group's balance sheet remains strong with effective liquidity of $24.0m at 31 December 2017 compared with $22.4m at 30 June 2017 and $27.6m at 31 December 2016. In H1 2018, the Group is due to receive a further $5.8m as the final payment from the sale of the building noted above. Period-end cash is comprised as follows: cash and deposits up to three months duration of $18.2m and short-term cash deposits up to one year and held-for-trading bonds of $5.8m. The decrease in cash balances compared with the same period the prior year is mainly as a result of the acquisition of Zer Laboratories, and investment in the development of the Diagnostic unit's Ador joint venture and the Adaltis Bio Med associated company.

 

Inventory was $23.2m (31 December 2016: $20.5m). The increase is mostly due to currency fluctuations of $2.1m and an increase in inventory in the Diagnostic unit to satisfy the increased order book for delivery in 2018. Trade and other receivables increased to $46.9m (31 December 2016: $28.1m), mostly due to an increase in trade receivables from the selling of the building at the end of the year as well as an increase in trade receivables in the Networking and Cyber division due to strong sales towards the end of the year. Post year end, the trade receivables position has been reduced as the customers have paid.

 

Intangible assets and goodwill were $22.9m (31 December 2016: $20.6m), with the increase mostly due to the acquisition of Zer Laboratories.

 

Property, plant and equipment and investment property decreased to $16.7m (31 December 2016: $17.7m). The decrease is primarily due to the disposal of one of the Group's properties in the year.

 

The balance of trade and other payables was $39.8m (31 December 2016: $27.1m). The increase is mostly due to an increase in trade payables in the Networking and Cyber division as well as an increase in government taxes due to tax on the capital gain from the selling of the Group's building.

 

Cash inflow from operating activities was $0.1m for 2017 compared with an inflow of $0.9m for the prior year due to an increase in working capital and increase in tax payments.

 

 

Outlook

 

The Group entered 2018 in a stronger position than at the same point in the prior year with a higher order book in all of its units, particularly in the Networking and Cyber division and the Eco-Med unit. Both divisions are receiving increasing demand for their newly-launched products and solutions, with the Networking and Cyber division having conducted multiple POCs for its SDN/NFV and cyber solutions that it expects to translate to significant orders in 2018.

 

The Diagnostics unit of the Bio-Medical division is making significant advancements in the development and introduction of its new molecular-diagnostics instruments, which it expects to launch in 2018. It is also experiencing a return to growth in sales for its existing analytics equipment and reagents as a result of geographic expansion of its sales and marketing efforts. In addition, the Group expects to be able to leverage the Zer Laboratories acquisition in offering its own diagnostic tests.

 

As a result, the Group expects to report year-on-year revenue growth for full year 2018, and the Board remains highly confident in the outlook for the Group and delivering shareholder value. 

 

 

BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

 


                Year ended 31 December


              2 0 1 7

  2 0 1 6


                 US$ in thousands




Revenues

107,137

90,404




Cost of revenues

74,402

62,048




Gross profit

32,735

28,356


---------

---------

Operating expenses






Sales and marketing expenses

14,987

14,307




General and administrative expenses

10,297

9,584




Research and development expenses

7,752

7,620




Other operating income

(4,526)

(2,853)




Total operating expenses

28,510

28,658


---------

----------

Operating profit (loss)

4,225

(302)




Finance income  

331

291




Finance expenses 

(742)

(650)




Profit (loss) before tax

3,814

(661)




Income tax expenses

(2,364)

(774)   




Profit (loss) for the year before share of loss of a joint venture
and associated companies

 

1,450

 

(1,435)   




Share of loss of a joint venture and associated companies

(1,574)

(810)   




Loss for the year

( 124)

(2,245)   




Attributable to:



Owners of the Company

233

(1,070)

Non-controlling interests

(357)

(1,175)




Loss for the year

(124)

(2,245)  

Profit (loss) per share (in cents):



Basic and Diluted

0.06

(0.27)




BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 


              Year ended 31 December


            2 0 1 7

     2 0 1 6


                US$ in thousands

Loss for the year

(124)

(2,245)

Items that may be reclassified subsequently 

to profit or loss :






Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

4,903

(362)


4,779

(362)

Items that will not be reclassified subsequently 

to profit or loss :



Re-measurement of defined benefit obligation          

6

211




Total Comprehensive income (loss) for the year

4,785

(2,396)

 

Attributable to:



Owners of the Company

5,752

(1,364)

Non-controlling interests

(967)

(1,032)


4,785

(2,396)

BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 


                   31 December


2 0 1 7

2 0 1 6


            US$ in thousands

Current assets



Cash and cash equivalents

18,182

22,015

Trade and other receivables

46,916

28,124

Financial assets

5,782

5,593

Inventories

23,238

20,479


94,118

76,211

Non-current assets



Property, plant and equipment

14,720

14,078

Investment property

1,951

3,669

Goodwill

16,817

15,011

Other intangible assets

6,127

5,604

Investment in joint venture and associate

953

854

Available for sale investments carried at fair value

576

614

Deferred tax assets

2,909

3,570


44,053

43,400




Total assets

138,171

119,611

Current liabilities



Short-term bank credit

5,324

4,407

Trade and other payables

37,607

26,999

Tax liabilities

2,232

101


45,163

-----------31,507

Non-current liabilities



Long-term bank credit

910

1,104

Long-term liabilities

5,261

4,722

Deferred tax liabilities

336

912

Retirement benefit obligation

682

---476


7,189

7,214




Total liabilities

52,352

38,721

 

Equity



Share capital

1,216

1,216

Share premium account

407,688

407,544

Reserves

(15,557)

(21,070)

Accumulated deficit

(303,571)

(303,810)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the:



Owners of the Company

89,776

83,880

Non-controlling interest

(3,957)

(2,990)

Total equity

85,819

80,890

Total equity and liabilities

138,171

119,611

 

 


BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

Year ended 31 December 2017

 


 

Share Capital

Share Premium Account

 

Translation reserve

 

Other

Reserve

 

Accumulated

Deficit

Non-Controlling Interests

 

Total

equity


US$ in thousands

Balance as at 1 January  2017

1,216

407,544

(20,558)

(512)

(303,810)

83,880

(2,990)

80,890

Loss for the year





233

233

(357)

(124)

Re-measurement of defined benefit obligation

-

-

-        

-

6

6

-

6

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

-

-

5,513

-

-

5,513

(610)

4,903

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

5,513

-

239

5,752

(967)

4,785

Exercise of share based options by employees

 

 

-

 

 

35

 

 

-

-

 

 

-

 

 

35

 

 

-

 

 

35

Recognition of share-based payments

 

-

 

109

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

109

 

-

 

109

Balance as at 31 December

2017

1,216

407,688

(15,045)

(512)

(303,571)

(3,957)

85,819

 

 

Year ended 31 December 2016


 

Share Capital

Share Premium Account

 

Translation reserve

 

Other

Reserve

 

Accumulated

Deficit

Non-Controlling Interests

 

Total

equity


US$ in thousands

Balance as at 1 January  2016

1,216

407,436

(20,053)

 

(335)

(306,314)

81,950

(1,458)

80,492

Loss for the year

-

-

-

-

(1,070)

(1,070)

(1,175)

(2,245)

Re-measurement of defined benefit obligation

-

-

-        

-

211

211

-

211

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

-

-

(505)

-

-

(505)

143

(362)

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

(505)

-

(859)

(1,364)

(1,032)

(2,396)

Recognition of share-based payments

-

 

108

-

-

-

 

108

-

 

108

Disposal of partial interest in subsidiary

-

-

-     

(177)

3,363

3,186

(500)

2,686

Balance as at 31 December 2016

1,216

407,544

(20,558)

 

(303,810)

(2,990)

80,890



BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 


                 Year ended 31 December


2 0 1 7

2 0 1 6


               US$ in thousands



Net cash from operating activities  (Appendix A)

56

915

Investing activities



Interest received

132

95

Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment

Tax paid on disposal of property, plant and equipment

Proceeds on disposal of deposits

Proceeds on disposal of financial assets carried at fair value
through profit and loss

Proceeds on disposal of held to maturity investment

Loans granted

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

Increase of other intangible assets

Purchases of financial assets carried at fair value through profit and loss

Investment in deposits

Investment in joint venture

Investment in associated company

Acquisition of subsidiaries (Appendix B)

Net cash from (used in) investing activities

(4,469)

1,821

Financing activities



Increase in short-term bank credit

Bank loan repayment

Bank loan received

Proceeds on disposal of partial interest in a subsidiary
that does not involve loss of control

-

2,928

Proceed on exercise of shares

35

-

Net cash from  financing activities

133

2,329

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year

22,015

17,042

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

 

447

 

 (92)

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

18,182

22,015

BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

APPENDICES TO CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

APPENDIX A

RECONCILIATION OF OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) FOR THE YEAR TO NET CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES


               Year ended 31 December


      2 0 1 7

      2 0 1 6


           US$ in thousands

Operating profit (loss) from  operations

Adjustments for:

4,225

 (302)

Amortization of intangible assets

1,349

1,157

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment and investment property

2,132

1,965

Capital gain of property, plant and equipment and other

(5,455)

(3,929)

Stock option granted to employees

109

108

Increase (decrease) in retirement benefit obligation

59

(232)

Decrease in provisions                                                                                           

(15)                

 (20)                

Operating cash flow before movements in working capital

2,404

(1,253)

Decrease (increase) in inventory

(2,629)

2,348

Decrease (increase) in receivables

(11,234)

2,795

Increase (decrease) in payables

10,552

(2,035)

Effects of exchange rate changes on the balance sheet

1,934

(419)

Cash from operations

1,027

1,436

Income taxes paid                                                         

(512)

(153)

Income taxes received                                                       

1

4

Interest paid

(460)

(372)

Net cash from operating activities 

56

915

 

APPENDIX B

ACQUISITION OF SUBSIDIARIES


               Year ended 31 December


2017

2016


                    US$ in thousands

Net assets acquired



Property, plant and equipment

78

239

Net working capital

109

(270)

-

49

Retirement benefit obligation

 (107)

-


80

18

Deferred tax

(126)

-

Goodwill

898

3,526

Other Intangible assets

586

269

Onerous contracts

 (169)

-

Total consideration

1,269

3,813

Satisfied by:



Cash

804

1,913

Consideration recorded as a contingent liability

465

-

Consideration recorded as a liability

-

1,900


1,269

3,813

Net cash outflow arising on acquisition



Cash consideration

804

1,913

Cash and cash equivalents acquired

-

(49)


804

1,864

BATM ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS LTD

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Note 1 - General

 

The preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2017 and the comparative 2016 information will be presented in the full Annual Report in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").

 

Note 2 - Profit (loss) per share

 

Profit (loss) per share is based on the weighted average number of shares in issue for the year of 403,173,012 (2016: 403,150,820). The number used for the calculation of the diluted profit per share for the year (which includes the effect of dilutive stock option plans) is 404,633,217 shares (2016: 403,150,820).

 

 

Note 3 - Other alternative measures

 


                           Year ended 31 December


                   2 0 1 7

               2 0 1 6


                    US$ in thousands

Operating profit (loss)

4,225

(302)

Amortisation of Intangible assets

1,349

1,157

Other alternative Operating profit

5,574

855

 

 

Note 4 - Segments

Year ended 31 December 2017

 


Networking and Cyber $'000

Bio-Medical

$'000

Unallocated

$'000

Total

$'000

Revenues

49,366

57,393

378

107,137

Adjusted Operating profit (loss) (*)

867

(1,068)

5,775

5,574

Reconciliation-Other operating expenses (*)




(1,349)

Operating profit




4,225

Net Finance expense




(411)

Profit  before tax




3,814

 

 

Year ended 31 December 2016

 


Networking and Cyber $'000

Bio-Medical

$'000

Unallocated

$'000

Total

$'000

Revenues

38,458

51,575

371

90,404

Adjusted Operating profit (loss)(*)

(2,173)

(314)

3,342

855

Reconciliation-Other operating expenses (*)




(1,157)

Operating loss




(302)

Net Finance expense




(359)

Loss before tax




(661)

(*) See note 3


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