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Monday 25 February, 2013

Dialight PLC

Unaudited Preliminary Results

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Dialight PLC
25 February 2013
 



 

Embargoed for release 7.00am

25 February 2013

Dialight plc

Unaudited Preliminary Results for the Year ended 31 December 2012

Dialight plc ('Dialight' or the 'Group'), the UK based leader in Solid State Lighting technology,

announces its unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2012.

Highlights

·      Underlying Profit before tax from continued operations increases 26.7% to £19.7m (2011: £15.5m)

·      2012 Lighting Revenues increase 72.7% to £45.5m (2011: £26.4m)

·      Lighting Contribution Margin increased by 8.6 points to 44.3%

·      Disposal of Utility switch business complete

·      Year-end net cash of £15.0m (2011: £13.7m) with significant investment in Lighting

·      EPS 41.4p on continuing operations excluding £0.7m profit on disposal of Utility Switch (2011: 31.3p)

·      Final dividend of 9.5p giving a total dividend for the year of 13.5p up 35%(2011: 10.0p)

Roy Burton, Group Chief Executive, said:

"2012 has seen a further increase of Dialight's success in converting the Industrial Lighting Market to Solid State Lighting. This change offers significant energy and maintenance savings to our customer base thus laying the foundations for continued growth."

For further information:

Roy Burton, Group Chief Executive and Mark Fryer, Group Finance Director, Dialight plc,

Tel: 01638 778640

Simon Bridges, Canaccord Genuity Limited, Tel: 020 7050 6500

Robert Speed, Kreab Gavin Anderson, Tel: 020 7074 1800, [email protected] 

There will be an analyst and investor meeting at 09.30 hours this morning at Kreab Gavin Anderson, Scandinavian House, 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6XJ.

A slide presentation of the event will be available at 09.30 hours on http://www.dialight.com.

Internet users will be able to view this announcement, together with other information about Dialight at the company's web site http://www.dialight.com.

 

 

Financial Results

Revenue from continuing operations grew by 12.3% to £115.1m (2011: £102.5m) with Lighting segment revenue growth of 72.7% to £45.5m (2011: £26.4m). Group contribution margin has increased from 45.8% to 46.1% with contribution margins in the Lighting segment growing from 35.7% in 2011 to 44.3% in 2012. Operating leverage has resulted in additional operating profit in Lighting of £6.6m from £2.0m in 2011 to £8.6m in 2012. Profit before tax from continued operations has increased 26.7% to £19.7m (2011: £15.5m). Despite an increase in seasonal working capital requirement to support growth strong operating cash flow generation of £13.8m has resulted in year-end net cash of £15.0m (2011: £13.7m). Group EPS has risen 38.6% to 42.0p including a £0.7m profit before tax on disposal of the Utility Switch business (2011: 30.3p).

Included in the income statement is non-underlying profit of £0.5m after tax on the sale of the Utility switch business (proceeds from the sale of intellectual property of £3.1m) and losses from operations of the business of £0.4m net of tax (2011: £0.3m loss).

Dividend

In line with the Group's progressive dividend policy the Board is recommending, subject to approval by the shareholders, a final dividend of 9.5p giving a total dividend for the year of 13.5p (2011: 10.0p). This will be paid on 8th May 2013 to shareholders on the register at the 12th April 2013.

Business Review

Once again Lighting has demonstrated significant growth based on our strategy of targeting the hazardous and industrial lighting market. Improved performance in both Lighting efficacy and expected lifetime resulting from our extensive investment in the introduction of new products has made it easier for our customers to adopt our lighting products.

Dialight's Lighting sales force has more than doubled in 2012 and the deployment of these extra sales staff is a precursor to continued significant growth in the coming years.

2012 is just the fourth year of our participation in this business which is now significant enough to become a separate reportable segment and within that segment it is clear that not only have revenues increased but also profitability has now reached a par with our other reportable segments, with more improvement to come.

 

Lighting Segment

 


2012

2011

Revenue

£45.5m

£26.4m

Segment profit

£8.6m

£2.0m

Since early 2009, when Dialight's first industrial light was introduced, the strategy has been to focus on sizeable niche markets with defensible barriers to entry. These deliver strong returns for customers through the application of the most current LED technology. Our focus has been to provide products which address the heavy industrial market and in particular those applications which demand the use of lighting which is rated for use in hazardous locations.

The value that Dialight's products bring to this market applies as well to the installed base of industrial lighting as it does to brand new installations giving an addressable market size in the tens of billions of pounds globally. Our sales of £45.5m are tiny in relation to the available market and, bearing in mind that Dialight is the pioneer of LED lighting for industrial applications, the opportunity for superior growth exists for years to come.

It is useful to understand why it is that this market is appropriate for our products and what value we bring to our potential customers. We address customers in Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Heavy Process Industry and Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, most of whom will have round the clock operations with lighting running 24x7 and no ability to easily shut down their processes. It is in these applications that our ability to save more than 50% of the energy bill and guarantee uninterrupted lighting for up to ten years drives rapid paybacks and significant return on investment.

These customers operate on a global basis and following our expansions into Australia, the Middle East and Japan in 2011, we established Dialight Asia based in Singapore to address the ASEAN market. Additionally we continued our programme of recruitment of sales personnel in the USA, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Russia and Australia to more than double the number of Dialight sales people throughout the world. A key part of our expansion has been the establishment of a Dialight office in Houston, Texas. A large proportion of all Oil and Gas projects are specified by major engineering companies based in Houston. These projects typically have a long gestation period and will provide long term business for Dialight.

Towards the end of 2012, we introduced a further extension to our Highbay range of products which will extend the applications which our LED lights can address. This new product produces over 25,000 lumens and allows us to replace up to 1000 watts of conventional lighting using only 250 watts. This is just the latest in a continuing flow of improved new products.

Since our Solid State Lights are based on semiconductor technology, they lend themselves to control and monitoring which cannot be achieved with conventional lighting. In June of 2012, Dialight purchased the assets of Airinet Inc., based in Pueblo Colorado for their teams' ability to develop unique controls for  our industrial lights. Multiple features will be available with the Airinet product set which will significantly enhance the payback of our lighting systems with minimal extra cost. We expect first significant sales to be in 2013.

 

Signals Segment              


2012

2011

Revenue

£48.1m

£52.5m

Segment profit

£11.3m

£11.8m

Revenues reduced by 8% in the year driven by difficult conditions in  the Traffic market. Obstruction signals were broadly flat due to the deferral of a major contract in the USA. Contribution Margins were held at last year's levels.

Traffic Signals

Sales into this market were down in both Europe and North America. The potential for growth in Europe remains due to low penetration of LED-based signals but current economic conditions are delaying significant adoption rates. Our relationships with key Traffic Systems OEMs throughout Europe remain strong and business with Siemens in both Germany and the UK is particularly important. Our sales to towns and cities throughout Europe are through these OEMs who supply a complete traffic system. One would expect that with the current low level of adoption we would see a return to growth as the economy improves or as capital for cost saving projects becomes available.

The North American market for LED Traffic Signals is now mature. The majority of the installed base of traffic signals has already been converted to LED technology. We are now beginning to replace the LED signals which were supplied over ten years ago. A major issue in funding this replacement is the fact that efficient signals are being replaced with even more efficient signals, saving perhaps a further 10 watts of power. Put simply, there is minimal saving produced by the new lights. In an effort to encourage this replacement, Dialight has introduced an integrated signal head which will give the cities a twenty year life for their new lights with only a single, simple power supply change, thus allowing our customers to use a twenty year life for their payback calculations.

Obstruction Signals

Dialight has pioneered the use of LED technology for aircraft warning lights on tall structures around the world. For the US market, these lights are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration and Dialight has often been the only qualified source for an LED version of various of these lights. The benefits of LEDs in this application are obvious, being much more reliable than the more conventional light sources that have been used by other suppliers. The lights themselves can be put into roughly three categories; red beacons for wind turbines and painted structures; medium intensity white strobe lights for telecommunications towers between 200 and 500 feet and high intensity white strobes for broadcast towers of more than 500 feet.

The market for red beacons is the most mature and has been serviced by a number of suppliers for the past several years. The market for medium intensity white strobes has been the exclusive province of Dialight since 2007 with significant sales in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  Channel to market is through value added resellers who have added extra features and functionality to our signals. The potential remaining market for this product in the US is still in excess of $200m so some competition was to be expected and in the latter part of the year one of our former resellers introduced a competing product to the market. This had the effect of delaying the award of a major contract from an operator of over 7000 towers which had previously been expected by Dialight. It is likely that this will be awarded in 2013 and Dialight is in a good position  to be awarded a significant piece of this. More than 50% of this market rests with the top ten tower operators and Dialight is confident in its position with those operators. In order to safeguard our channel position, the Company has decided to take a more direct approach to its customers and has enhanced its offering to the market to give control and monitoring options to its customers using technology derived from its Airinet acquisition (which is discussed further in the Lighting Segment).

In late 2011, the Group introduced a high intensity strobe for very tall towers in the US market and during 2012 sold some 20 systems. The potential for this market is at least the same as that for the medium intensity product and the product is significantly more complicated. This product will largely be sold on a direct basis to the end users. It is expected that this product will extend the growth horizon to the Obstruction Signals product line.

Our European business supplies Obstruction Signals primarily for the Offshore Wind Turbine market. Several major German projects were deferred to 2013 but we were still able to show some minor growth in Europe and it is expected these projects will be shipped in the New Year.

 

Components Segment


2012

2011

Revenue

£21.5m

£23.7m

Segment profit

£3.1m

£4.9m

Up until this year, we have reported two components segments; one being LED Indication Components the other being Electromagnetic Disconnects. During 2012 the part of Electromagnetic Disconnect which relates to Utility Switches was divested and so we will now report a combined Components Segment which is the combination of Indication and the remaining small portion of Electromagnetic Disconnect. This segment is cyclical and over time is not expected to grow. Much of the business is channeled through distributors and has a very diverse customer base. Margins are strong and stable and are expected to remain so. The business is split between sales through distributors, which constitutes more than half of the revenues and address over 15,000 Dialight customers. The balance of the business goes through contract manufacturers who assemble for our major OEM customers who supply high-end servers, internet access equipment, cellular infrastructure and storage. We believe the fundamentals of the business remain sound and should provide several years of continued profit input, albeit with fluctuations in line with the general electronics market.

Operations and Engineering

Once again our Engineering and Operations teams had a busy year. From the introduction of ground breaking new products to establishing manufacturing on a new continent, our technical staff were kept fully engaged all year.

Major new product introductions this year saw our first 100 lumen/watt products to hit the market - first in the industry. This has now become our standard and we are striving to further improve this efficiency in 2013 but significantly this improvement will not be as a result only of improved LED efficiency. Within any LED lighting system, losses occur due to optical, thermal and electronic inefficiencies. Dialight engineers and scientists work to optimise the performance of all three technologies to give the best possible performance, as they have done over the last four years. The efficiency of our lights has doubled since the introduction of our first SafeSite product. This improved efficiency translates directly into savings in electricity usage and therefore cost. In addition to electricity savings, reliability is vital to many of our customers.

In applications where access is difficult or dangerous, process shutdowns are expensive, reliable lighting is paramount. From the launch of our first lights, all of our products have carried a five year comprehensive warranty. Once again, an industry exclusive for Dialight is the announcement of a ten year warranty for our latest products, thus giving our customers an even longer period over which to calculate savings and return on investment, as well as enjoying maintenance free lighting. In addition to these technical improvements, our engineers have reduced our costs to give over 8% improvement in Lighting contribution margins. Ongoing redesign to reduce our costs as well as improve performance is the watchword for our engineers and we will continue this task in 2013.

In order to service the growth in our Lighting business, we have expanded production capacity in existing facilities, as well as opening a new facility in Penang, Malaysia. Our plan is that this new plant will be used for the duty free supply of Lighting products into most of the fast growing Asia Pacific region. Malaysia gives us not only a cost effective base, but also closeness to important geographies in the Oil and Gas markets.

Intellectual property is important to us and in the year we had 8 new patents granted. We filed 36 new applications and we had 115 patent applications pending at the year end.

 

Board Changes

During the year Harry Tee CBE announced his decision to step down from his position as Chairman of the Board and in September 2012 Bill Ronald former Senior Independent Director assumed the role of Chairman. In addition to the change of Chairman the Board has recently announced the appointment of two new Non-Executives, Tracey Graham who joins as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Stephen Bird who joins the Board as Senior Independent Director.

 

Summary

Once again our niche strategy has delivered top and bottom line growth with a road map to sustain this for the coming years. Our products have improved during 2012 and have brought better savings in energy, less maintenance and improved safety to our customers. The key Lighting segment is positioned to drive the Group forward to achieve continued growth which will be more strongly fuelled by our continued developments and innovations in Lighting, as we enable the penetration of our solutions into the vast installed base of Industrial Lighting.

 

Current Trading and Outlook

2013 is expected to see continued strong growth in Lighting driven by expanded sales channels and new products. We see further enhancements to the value that our products bring to our customers as Dialight's technical teams capitalise on the ongoing developments in LED technology.

The growth in revenues and the Group's focus on the cost and performance of its products gives us confidence for a future of sustainable profit improvement in this year and the years to follow.

Roy Burton, Group Chief Executive.   

25 February 2013

 

 

 

 

Principal Risks and Uncertainties

 

The following section sets out the principal risks and uncertainties facing the Group. There may be other risks and uncertainties, which are not yet known or which are currently considered to be immaterial, but later turn out to have a material impact. Some of the areas set out will be outside of any influence that the business may exert. Should any of the risks actually materialise then Dialight's business, financial condition, prospects and share price could be materially and adversely affected.

Macro-economic conditions

The Group's sales and profits may be impacted by spending slowdowns and/or increasing inflationary pressures. A continuing significant slowdown in economic conditions globally and in certain territories such as North America could have a material effect on sales and operating profit, in particular for the Components segment. We closely monitor the general electronics demand index as well as industry forecast so as to become aware of market trends. In addition, monthly data provided by distributors in America is examined, documented and reviewed as this is also considered to provide valuable information on market demand.

Increasing inflationary pressures on areas such as raw material and sub-contract costs may have an adverse impact on operating margins.

The current adverse conditions for public organisations to reduce and/or defer their capital spending budgets may impact on sales of some of our products.

Changes in government legislation or policy

National and local policies with regard to energy savings in a number of areas such as transport and communication are constantly evolving. This should favour Dialight's efforts in growing sales in some key niche current and potential opportunities identified by the Signals segment.

Additionally, legislation may introduce new higher and more exacting specifications for existing products which will require product redesign and regulatory re-certification. Therefore changes in product specifications should favour Dialight in giving us an advantage over competition. It is Dialight policy to operate in highly regulated markets which require suppliers to achieve compliance with demanding product standards. Our design and engineering departments have a proven track record in technical ability evidenced by strong working relationships with customers and regulatory boards, the design and introduction of new products and the portfolio of registered IPR.

Competitive environment

We operate in competitive markets and there exists a threat that existing competitors or potential new entrants will be successful in taking market share. The threat may, for example, come from an extremely aggressive pricing policy for larger traffic contract bids in America and Europe.

Our focus on identifying, developing and maintaining sales routes to market, servicing strong customer relationships, competitive and leading edge product portfolios and cost efficient manufacturing plants supports Dialight as a major player in our chosen markets and helps to reduce the risk of losing market share to competition.

Laws and regulations

The Group's operations are subject to a wide range of laws and regulations including employment, environmental and health and safety legislation. Group policies and procedures are documented and communicated throughout the Group. All Group companies have an employee handbook detailing employment practices and staff who receive the appropriate training and support to operate in their roles. Each site has a health and safety manager responsible for compliance and performance in this area. A new Governance and Risk Committee has been established to monitor compliance with existing policies and procedures and consider improvements and changes to these on an on-going basis.

Strategy for revenue growth -LED Lighting

The achievement of our goals is dependent on growing sales in our chosen markets for Industrial White Lighting.. The adoption by the market of LEDs for new applications is principally dependent on the increased efficiency and reduced cost of LEDs versus existing technologies such as fluorescent or high intensity discharge. The achievability of the Group's longer term sales growth would be seriously at risk if the parties who are developing the LEDs did not achieve the expected progress such that new applications did not become feasible.

 

Additionally within the fast changing technology world that exists there is a possibility of a technology being developed that supersedes LEDs. Our engineers are actively contributing by their presence on industry related boards, attendance and presentations at industry seminars etc., so as to be proactively involved and keep abreast of developments on a regular basis.

Intellectual property

The development and ownership of intellectual property is critical in underpinning the growth potential for the business. The Group operates a stringent policy on the sharing of know how with third-parties as well as having a well defined policy on the in house identification and registration of patents. If the Group fails to or is unable to protect, maintain and enforce its existing intellectual property, it may result in the loss of the Group to the exclusive right to use technologies and processes which are included or used in its businesses. Plans to improve the quality of the new product introduction systems across the businesses have been implemented with good progress being made as evidenced by the expanding Patent portfolio.

Product liability risks

If a product of the Group does not conform to agreed specifications or is otherwise defective, the Group may be the subject to claims by its customers arising from end-product defects or other such claims. The Group carries product liability insurance. We have a well-developed stringent quality control system to help identify any defects before they are despatched to customers.

Financial markets

Turmoil in global financial markets could pose risks to the financial position of both our customers and suppliers and also to the ability of the Group to renegotiate bank facilities.

There are on-going reviews of supplier bases to ensure wherever possible that there is not over-reliance on one specific supplier.

The Group has a banking relationship with a number of banks. Currently the Group has not drawn down any borrowings against the existing facility with Barclays Bank plc. Regular contact will be kept with the banks to ensure that they understand the business and its requirements.

Customers are subject to credit checks and there is very close review of trade debtors, day's outstanding and overdue amounts. Purchase limits are set for all customers.

Currency exchange rate risk

The Group is exposed to translation exchange rate risk as a significant proportion of the Group's results and assets and liabilities are reported in US Dollars and Euros and are therefore subject to translation to UK Sterling for incorporation into the Group's results. In addition, transactions are carried out by Group companies in currencies other than UK Sterling leading to transactional foreign exchange risk. Where possible the Group nets such exposures and maintains a hedging programme utilising foreign exchange forward contracts and currency overdrafts to cover specific contracts and such proportion of other anticipated exposures as can be estimated with reasonable certainty.

Acquisition strategy

The successful implementation of the Group's acquisition strategy depends on its ability to identify targets, successful completion of the transaction, achievement of an acceptable rate of return and a successful and timely integration post-acquisition.

The Board plans to make acquisitions of businesses if the targets fit appropriately into the strategy by strengthening our product range and existing technologies, offering new and attractive sales routes to markets, have high performance and motivated management, and have a proven profit record.

 

By order of the Board

Nick Giles

Company Secretary

Exning Road

Newmarket

Suffolk

CB8 0AX

25 February 2013

Condensed consolidated income statement

For the period ended 31 December 2012

 




12 months ended 31 December 2012

(unaudited)

12 months ended 31 December 2011

(audited)


Note


Underlying

£'000

Non-

Underlying

(Note 4)

£'000

Total

£'000

Underlying*

£'000

Non-

Underlying*

(Note 4)

£'000

Total *

£'000

Continuing operations









Revenue

1


115,130

-

115,130

102,498

-

102,498

Cost of sales



(73,951)

-

(73,951)

(69,078)

-

(69,078)

Gross profit



41,179

-

41,179

33,420

-

33,420

Distribution costs



(12,488)

-

(12,488)

(9,084)

-

(9,084)

Administrative expenses



(9,114)

-

(9,114)

(8,824)

(2,808)

(11,632)

Other operating income



-

24

24

-

2,741

2,741

Profit / (Loss) from operating activities

1


19,577

24

19,601

15,512

(67)

15,445

Financial income

5


1,078

-

1,078

1,265

-

1,265

Financial expense

5


(968)

48

(920)

(1,234)

(704)

(1,938)

Net financing income/(expense)

5


110

48

158

31

(704)

(673)

Profit / (Loss) before income tax

1


19,687

72

19,759

15,543

(771)

14,772

Income tax expense

7


(6,442)

(22)

(6,464)

(5,177)

332

(4,845)

Profit / (Loss) from continuing operations after tax



13,245

50

13,295

10,366

(439)

9,927

Discontinued operations









Gain / (Loss) from discontinued operations (net of taxes)

 

2


 

-

 

149

 

149

 

-

 

(336)

 

(336)

Profit / (Loss) for the year



13,245

199

13,444

10,366

(775)

9,591

Profit for the period attributable to:









Equity owners of the Company





13,573



9,670

Non-controlling Interests





(129)



(79)

Profit for the year





13,444



9,591

Earnings per share









Basic

7




42.0p



30.3p

Diluted

7




41.3p



29.5p

Earnings per share - continuing operations









Basic

7




41.4p



31.3p

Diluted

7




40.7p



30.6p

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

* Reclassification - See note 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

for the year ended 31 December 2012



2012

£'000

(unaudited)

2011

£'000

(audited)





Other comprehensive Income




Exchange difference on translation of foreign operations


(1,697)

74

Income tax on exchange differences on transactions of foreign operations


 

264

 

(26)

Actuarial losses on defined benefit pension schemes


(2,413)

(188)

Income tax on actuarial losses on defined benefit pension schemes


555

60

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax


(3,291)

(80)

Profit for the year


13,444

9,591

Total comprehensive income for the year


10,153

9,511

Attributable to:




-       Owners of the parent


10,279

9,586

-       Non-controlling interest


(126)

(75)

Total comprehensive income for the year


10,153

9,511

 




The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

for the year ended 31 December 2012


Share

 capital

£'000

Merger

reserve

£'000

Translation

reserve

£'000

Capital

redemption

reserve

£'000

Retained

earnings

£'000

Total

£'000

Non-

controlling

interests

£'000

Total

Equity

£'000

Balance at 1 January 2012

601

1,449

3,451

2,232

46,967

54,700

64

54,764

Profit

-

-

-

-

13,573

13,573

(129)

13,444

Other comprehensive income:









Foreign exchange translation differences, net of taxes

-

-

(1,436)

-

-

(1,436)

3

(1,433)

Actuarial losses on defined benefit pension plans, net of taxes

-

-

-

-

(1,858)

(1,858)

-

(1,858)

Total other comprehensive income

-

-

(1,436)

-

(1,858)

(3,294)

3

(3,291)

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

(1,436)

-

11,715

10,279

(126)

10,153

Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity:









Own shares issued

7

-

-

-

(7)

-

-

-

Share-based payments, net of tax

-

-

-

-

1,412

1,412

-

1,412

Deferred bonus share scheme

-

-

-

-

199

199

-

199

Dividends

-

-

-

-

(3,412)

(3,412)

-

(3,412)

Dividends on shares awarded under the PSP and deferred bonus share scheme

-

-

-

-

(150)

(150)

-

(150)

Unpaid dividends returned from shareholders

-

-

-

-

3

3

-

3

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

7

-

-

-

(1,955)

(1,948)

-

(1,948)

Change in ownership interests in subsidiaries:









Acquisition of subsidiaries with non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

-

-

29

29

Balance at 31 December 2012

608

1,449

2,015

2,232

56,727

63,031

(33)

62,998



















Balance at 1 January 2011

597

1,449

3,407

2,232

38,484

46,169

-

46,169

Profit

-

-

-

-

9,670

9,670

(79)

9,591

Other comprehensive income:









Foreign exchange translation differences, net of taxes

-

-

44

-

-

44

4

48

Actuarial losses on defined benefit pension plans, net of taxes

-

-

-

-

(128)

(128)

-

(128)

Total other comprehensive income

-

-

44

-

(128)

(84)

4

(80)

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

44

-

9,542

9,586

(75)

9,511

Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity:









Issue of shares on acquisition

4

-

-

-

(4)

-

-

-

Share-based payments, net of tax

-

-

-

-

1,511

1,511

-

1,511

Deferred bonus share scheme

-

-

-

-

230

230

-

230

Dividends

-

-

-

-

(2,683)

(2,683)

-

(2,683)

Dividends on shares awarded under the PSP

-

-

-

-

(115)

(115)

-

(115)

Unpaid dividends returned from shareholders

-

-

-

-

2

2

-

2

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

4

-

-

-

(1,059)

(1,055)

-

(1,055)

Change in ownership interests in subsidiaries:

Acquisition of subsidiaries with non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

-

-

139

139

Balance at 31 December 2011

601

1,449

3,451

2,232

46,967

54,700

64

54,764










 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As at 31 December 2012



2012

£'000

(unaudited)

2011

£'000

(audited)

Assets




Property, plant and equipment


10,849

8,929

Intangible assets


18,236

12,158

Deferred tax assets


1,631

1,950

Employee Benefits


-

803

Total non-current assets


30,716

23,840

Inventories


19,610

15,842

Trade and other receivables


26,987

22,846

Cash and cash equivalents


14,962

13,700

Total current assets


61,559

52,388

Total assets


92,275

76,228

Liabilities




Trade and other payables


(22,417)

(19,136)

Provisions


(455)

(434)

Contingent consideration


(615)

-

Tax liabilities


(1,450)

(1,409)

Total current liabilities


(24,937)

(20,979)

Employee benefits


(1,238)

-

Contingent consideration


(2,668)

-

Provisions


(434)

(485)

Total non-current liabilities


(4,340)

(485)

Total liabilities


(29,277)

(21,464)

Net assets


62,998

54,764

Equity attributable to the owners of the parent




Issued share capital


608

601

Merger reserve


1,449

1,449

Other reserves


4,247

5,683

Retained earnings


56,727

46,967

 


63,031

54,700

Non-controlling interests


(33)

64

Total equity


62,998

54,764

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW

for the year ended 31 December 2012



2012

£'000

(unaudited)

2011

£'000

(audited)

Operating activities




Profit for the year


13,444

9,591

Adjustments for:




Financial income


(1,078)

(1,265)

Financial expense


920

1,234

Income tax expense


6,335

4,724

Share based payments


457

391

Deferred bonus share scheme


199

230

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment


1,974

1,833

Amortisation of intangible assets


914

936

Gain on sale of discontinued operation, net of tax


(547)

-

Operating cash flow before movements in working capital


22,618

17,674

Increase in inventories


(7,474)

(6,396)

Increase in trade and other receivables


(4,905)

(3,662)

Increase in trade and other payables


3,927

7,807

Increase/(decrease) in provisions


7

(235)

Pension contributions in excess of the income statement charge


(385)

(489)

Buy-out of US pension scheme


-

(2,331)

Cash generated from operations


13,788

12,368

Income taxes paid


(4,287)

(1,744)

Interest paid


(35)

(30)

Net cash from operating activities


9,466

10,594

Investing activities




Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired


(1,641)

(427)

Minority Interest


33

-

Interest received


13

25

Disposal of discontinued operation, net of cash disposed


4,290

-

Capital expenditure


(4,233)

(2,512)

Capitalised expenditure on development


(2,772)

(1,637)

Sale of tangible fixed assets


43

32

Net cash used in investing activities


(4,267)

(4,519)

Financing activities




Dividends returned


3

2

Dividends paid


(3,430)

(2,698)

Net cash used in financing activities


(3,427)

(2,696)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


1,772

3,379

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year


13,700

10,359

Effect of exchange rates on cash held


(510)

(38)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year


14,962

13,700

 




 

 

Notes to the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012

 

Basis of preparation

The summary financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for the revaluation of certain financial instruments which are carried at fair value.

The financial information set out in this announcement does not constitute the company's statutory accounts for the years ended 31 December 2012 or 2011. The financial information for 2011 is derived from the statutory accounts for 2011 which have been delivered to the registrar of companies. The auditors have reported on the 2011 accounts; their report was (i) unqualified, (ii) did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report and (iii) did not contain a statement under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006. The statutory accounts for 2012 will befinalisedon the basis of the financial information presented by the directors in this preliminary announcement and will be delivered to the registrar of companies in due course.

Full financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012, will be posted to shareholders on 19th March 2013, and delivered to the registrar after the Annual General Meeting on 25th April 2013.

 

1. Operating Segments

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Following the disposal of the major part of the Electromagnetic Component Segment. The Group now has three reportable segments, as described below, which are the Group's strategic business units. The strategic units offer different products. They require different technology and marketing strategies. For each of the units the CEO reviews internal monthly reports. The following summary describes the operations in each of the Group's reportable segments.

The Group comprises the following business segments:

 

·  Lighting which addresses the increasing demands for Energy Efficient Lighting solutions through the use of high brightness LEDs and utilisation of a number of associated technologies. Areas of business are Solid State Lighting products for Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Industrial application.

·  Signals which addresses the increasing demands for Energy Efficient signalling solutions through the use of high brightness LEDs and utilisation of a number of associated technologies. Areas of business include Traffic Signals, Obstruction Signals

·  Components whose sales are primarily to Electronics OEMs for status indication and residual disconnect components for automotive and niche industrial application

·  There is no inter-segment revenue.

2011 has been reclassified to take into account the new reportable segments.

All revenue relates to the sale of goods. Segment results, assets and liabilities include items directly attributable to a segment as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis. Unallocated expenses comprise corporate costs including share-based payments. Unallocated assets and liabilities comprise an element of cash, borrowings, taxation and pension fund liabilities where it has not been possible to allocate to a specific segment.

 

There are no individual customers representing more than 10% of revenue.

 

 

 

1. Operating Segments continued

 

Reportable segments

2012

 

 

Lighting

 

 

Signals

Components

Continuing

Operations

Total

Electro-

Magnetic

Components

(discontinued)

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

45,538

48,136

21,456

115,130

14,555

129,685

Contribution

20,183

22,621

10,276

53,080

1,933

55,013

Overhead costs

(11,594)

(11,278)

(7,190)

(30,062)

(2,460)

(32,522)

Segment result

8,589

11,343

3,086

23,018

(527)

22,491

Unallocated expenses




(3,441)

-

(3,441)

Operating profit




19,577

(527)

19,050

Non-underlying operating profit




24

-

24

Net financing income




158

-

158

Profit on sale




-

725

725

Profit before tax




19,759

198

19,957

Income tax expense




(6,464)

(49)

(6,513)

Profit after tax




13,295

149

13,444

 

2011 - Reclassified

 

 

Lighting

 

 

Signals

Components

Continuing

Operations

Total

Electro-

Magnetic

Components

(discontinued)

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

26,375

52,456

23,667

102,498

11,026

113,524

Contribution

9,421

25,122

12,414

46,957

1,539

48,496

Overhead costs

(7,391)

(13,327)

(7,533)

(28,251)

(1,996)

(30,247)

Segment result

2,030

11,795

4,881

18,706

(457)

18,249

Unallocated expenses




(3,194)

-

(3,194)

Non-underlying expenses




(67)

-

(67)

Operating profit




15,445

(457)

14,988

Net financing expense




(673)

-

(673)

Profit before tax




14,772

(457)

14,315

Income tax expense




(4,845)

121

(4,724)

Profit after tax




9,927

(336)

9,591








Note: Contribution is revenue less direct material, direct labour, freight and sales commission.

 

2012

 

 

Other Information

Electro-

Magnetic

Components

(discontinued)

£'000

 

 

 

Lighting

£'000

 

 

 

Signals

£'000

 

 

 

Components

£'000

 

 

 

Total

£'000







Capital Additions*

100

3,317

2,675

899

6,991

Depreciation and amortization

(129)

(1,063)

(822)

(486)

(2,500)

 

2011 - Reclassified

 

 

Other Information

Electro-

Magnetic

Components

(discontinued)

£'000

 

 

 

Lighting

£'000

 

 

 

Signals

£'000

 

 

 

Components

£'000

 

 

 

Total

£'000






Capital Additions*

217

1,910

1,310

653

4,090

Depreciation and amortization

(494)

(565)

(1,056)

(349)

(2,464)

* Capital additions include property, plant and equipment, development costs, concessions, patents, licenses and trademarks.

Not included above are central asset additions of £14,000 (2011: £59,000) and depreciation/amortisation of £35,000 (2011: £33,000) not allocated to a segment.

 

 

1. Operating Segments continued

 

2012

 

 

Total financial position - assets

Electro-

Magnetic

Components

(discontinued)

£'000

 

 

 

Lighting

£'000

 

 

 

Signals

£'000

 

 

 

Components

£'000

 

 

 

Total

£'000







Segment assets

1,496

35,256

26,166

11,719

74,637

Unallocated assets *





17,638

Consolidated assets





92,275

 

2012

 

 

Total financial position - liabilities

Electro-

Magnetic

Components

(discontinued)

£'000

 

 

 

Lighting

£'000

 

 

 

Signals

£'000

 

 

 

Components

£'000

 

 

 

Total

£'000







Segment liabilities

(2,879)

(12,499)

(4,100)

(4,805)

(24,283)

Unallocated liabilities *





(4,994)

Consolidated liabilities





(29,277)

 

2011 - Reclassified

 

 

Total financial position - assets

Electro-

Magnetic

Components

(discontinued)

£'000

 

 

 

Lighting

£'000

 

 

 

Signals

£'000

 

 

 

Components

£'000

 

 

 

Total

£'000







Segment assets

6,713

18,851

28,081

7,509

61,154

Unallocated assets *





15,074

Consolidated assets





76,228

 

2011 - Reclassified

 

 

Total financial position - liabilities

Electro-

Magnetic

Components

(discontinued)

£'000

 

 

 

Lighting

£'000

 

 

 

Signals

£'000

 

 

 

Components

£'000

 

 

 

Total

£'000







Segment liabilities

(5,164)

(3,716)

(6,880)

(2,656)

(18,416)

Unallocated liabilities *





(3,048)

Consolidated liabilities





(21,464)

*Unallocated assets and liabilities comprise cash, borrowings, taxation and pension fund liabilities where it has not been possible to allocate to a specific segment.

 

The Electromagnetic Components, Components, Signals and Lighting segments are managed on a worldwide basis, but operate in three principal geographic areas, UK, Europe and North America. The following table provides 1) an analysis of the Group's sales by geographical market, irrespective of the origin of the goods. 2) An analysis of total assets and non-current assets by location.

 

Sales revenue by geographical market


12 months ended

31 December 2012

12 months ended

31 December 2011

North America

90,141

77,454

UK

11,694

11,702

Rest of Europe

12,872

13,160

Rest of World

14,978

11,208

Electro-magnetic components (discontinued)

(14,555)

(11,026)

Consolidated Revenue

115,130

102,498

 

 

 

 

1. Operating Segments continued

 

Continuing operations


Total assets

Non-current assets



2012

2011

2012

2011



£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

North America


53,911

38,692

13,797

6,462

UK


22,376

22,930

6,373

6,035

Rest of Europe


10,624

13,090

7,800

7,911

Rest of the World


5,364

1,516

1,115

679



92,275

76,228

29,085

21,087

 

Reconciliations of reportable segment revenues, profit or loss

 

Revenues


12 months ended

31 December 2012

12 months ended

31 December 2011

Total revenue by reportable segments

129,685

113,524

Electro-magnetic components (discontinued)

(14,555)

(11,026)

Consolidated Revenue

115,130

102,498

 

Reconciliations of reportable segment revenues, profit or loss continued

 

Profit or loss


12 months ended

31 December 2012

12 months ended

31 December 2011

Total profit or loss for reportable segments

22,491

18,249

Elimination of discontinued operations

527

457

Unallocated amounts:



Other corporate expenses

(3,441)

(3,194)

Non-underlying expenses

-

(67)

Non-underlying operating income

24

-

Net financing income/(expenses)

158

(673)

Consolidated profit from continuing activities before tax

19,759

14,772

 

2. Discontinued operations

From late 2011 a strategic review of the Electromagnetic Components Segment was conducted. As a result, the sale of patents and trademarks was concluded in late 2012. This segment has been presented as a Discontinued Operation in the Income Statement.

Results of discontinued operation



12 months ended

31 December

2012

12 months ended

31 December

2011

Revenue


14,555

11,026

Expenses


(15,082)

(11,483)

Results from operating activities


(527)

(457)

Tax


129

121

Results from operating activities, net of tax


(398)

(336)

Gain on sale of discontinued operation


725

-

Tax on gain on sale of discontinued operation


(178)

-

Profit / (Loss) for the year


149

(336)

Basic earnings (loss) per share


0.5p

(1.0)p

Diluted earnings (loss) per share


0.5p

(1.1)p

2. Discontinued operations continued

The 2011 Income Statement has been reclassified to reanalyse the result of the discontinued operating segment.

The loss from discontinued operation of £527,000 (2011: loss of £457,000) is attributable entirely to the owners of the Company.

Cash flows from (used in) discontinued operation



12 months ended

31 December

2012

12 months ended

31 December

2011

Net cash generated in operating activities


1,166

1,702

Net cash from investing activities


4,290

-

Net cash from financing activities


-

-

Net cash flows for the year


5,456

1,702

Effect of disposal on the financial position of the Group




2012

Property, plant and equipment



(38)

Intangibles



(463)

Inventories



(3,064)

Net assets and liabilities



(3,565)





 

Consideration received, satisfied in cash



5,741

Cash paid for redundancy and staff costs



(952)

Cash paid for professional and other fees



(499)

Net cash inflow



4,290

3. Acquisition of Trade and Assets

On the 7 June 2012, Dialight plc's US subsidiary, Dialight Corporation acquired the assets of Airinet Inc, a lighting controls company, for upfront consideration of $2.6m with additional sums payable based on future revenue through to 2020 of up to $7.4m. Dialight assumed no liabilities on the acquisition and all employees transferred to Dialight Corporation on completion. All patent applications have transferred to Dialight ownership. The intangible assets including goodwill on acquisition are expected to be $7.7m.

 

 

Recognised amounts of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed at fair value

 

 

 

 

31 December 2012

£000

(Provisional)

 

Intangible assets


702

Net assets acquired


702

Goodwill


4,218

Total Consideration


4,920

Satisfied by:



Cash and cash equivalents


1,641

Contingent consideration


3,279



4,920




Net cash outflow arising on acquisition



Cash consideration


1,641



1,641

 

The goodwill of £4,218,000 arising from the acquisition represents the potential future benefit to the group of the development by the Airinet team of controls to be applied to the Group's Industrial LED lighting portfolio.

 

If new information obtained within one year from the acquisition date about facts and circumstances that existed at the acquisition date identifies adjustments to the above amounts, or any additional provisions existed at the acquisition accounting will be revised.

 

 

4. Non-Underlying Income / Expense

 

In the second half of 2012, the Group undertook a one-off contract to supply third party lighting for a commercial venture. The board deemed this not part of the Group's core business and have shown the profit made of £24,000 as Non-underlying operating Income.

 

In the second half of 2012, £189,000 which had previously been provided in respect of the US Pension scheme disposal was released. This has been shown as Non-underlying Income in the financing expense line where the provision was previously expensed.

 

Following the acquisition of Airinet Inc. in June 2012 the cost of unwinding the discount calculated on the contingent consideration between the date of acquisition and 31 December 2012 of £141,000 has been expensed as a non-underlying financial expense.

 

Prior year non-underlying Income / Expense

 

In the first half of 2011, the Group granted a lifetime licence to a third party for the use of a number of our patents. The income from this licence of £2.741,000 is included within non-underlying other operating income.

 

In the second half of 2011, the Group reached agreement to settle a longstanding dispute with a rail signaling customer for which an LED signal had been in development since 2007. This dispute was provided in full for £2.8m in the first half of 2011 and this amount was paid in full in January 2012.The provision is included within non-underlying administrative expenses and non-trade payables at 31st December 2011.

 

In the first half of 2011, the Group successfully bought out the US defined benefit pension scheme. The cash cost of securing these liabilities was £2.3m and as a result there is a one-off non-underlying financial expense of £0.7m which comprises £0.5m net settlement loss and £0.2m of fees and other incidental expenses.

5. Net financing income/(expense)

 


12 months ended 31 December 2012

12 months ended 31 December 2011


 

Underlying

Non-

Underlying

 

Total

 

Underlying

Non-

Underlying

 

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Interest income on bank deposits

13

-

13

25

-

25

Net change in fair value of financial assets at fair value through profit or loss held for trading

 

 

145

 

 

-

 

 

145

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

Expected return on assets in the defined benefit pension schemes

 

920

 

-

 

920

 

1,240

 

-

 

1,240


1,078

-

1,078

1,265

-

1,265

Interest expense on financial liabilities

(35)

-

(35)

(30)

-

(30)

Interest charge on pension scheme liabilities

(933)

-

(933)

(1,204)

-

(1,204)

Unwind of discount on contingent consideration

-

(141)

(141)

-

-

-

Non-underlying settlement loss on buy-out of US pension scheme

 

-

 

189

 

189

 

-

 

(704)

 

(704)


(968)

48

(920)

(1,234)

(704)

(1,938)

Net financing income/(expense) recognised in consolidated income statement

 

110

 

48

 

158

 

31

 

(704)

 

(673)

 

6. Income tax expense

 



2012

2011

 



£'000

£'000

 

Current tax expense




 

Tax expense from continuing operations


6,464

4,845

 

Tax from discontinued operations (excluding gain on sale)


(129)

(121)

 



6,335

4,724

 

Tax on gain on sale of discontinued operation


178

-

 

Total tax expense


6,513

4,724

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Income tax expense continued

 

Recognised in the income statement




 



2012

2011



£'000

£'000

Current tax expense




Current year


5,443

3,540

Adjustment for prior years


(91)

(100)



5,352

3,440

Deferred tax expense




Origination and reversal of temporary differences


1,068

1,492

Adjustment for prior years


93

(208)

Income tax expense


6,513

4,724

 

Reconciliation of effective tax rate



2012

2012

2011

2011



%

£'000

%

£'000

Profit from continuing operations



13,444


9,591

Total income tax expense



6,513


4,724

Profit excluding income tax



19,957


14,315

Income tax using the UK corporation tax rate of 24.5% (2011: 26.5%)


 

24.5

 

4,889

 

26.5

 

3,793

Effect of tax rates in foreign jurisdictions


10.2

2,035

8.2

1,178

Change in deferred tax rate


0.4

71

0.6

90

Non-deductible expenses


(0.7)

(148)

0.1

19

Unrecognised losses carried forward


-

-

0.5

68

Losses now recognised


(1.0)

(197)

-

-

Over provision in prior years


-

-

(2.1)

(308)

Research and development credits


(0.7)

(133)

(0.5)

(75)

Other


(0.1)

(4)

(0.3)

(41)



32.6

6,513

33.0

4,724

 

Deferred tax recognised directly in equity

2012

£'000

2011

£'000

Share based payments

955

1,120

 

7. Earnings per share

 

Basic earnings per share

The calculation of basic earnings per share at 31 December 2012 was based on the profit for the year of £13,444,000 (2011: £9,591,000) and a weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year ended 31 December 2012 of 31,988,109 (2011: 31,672,355).

 

Diluted earnings per share

The calculation of diluted earnings per share at 31 December 2012 was based on profit for the year of £13,444,000 (2011: £9,591,000) and a weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year ended 31 December 2012 of 32,534,704 (2011: 32,484,865) calculated as follows: -

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares (diluted)

 

2012

2011


Number

Number


'000

'000

Weighted average number of ordinary shares Basic earnings

31,988

31,672

Effect of share options on issue

547

813

Weighted average number of ordinary shares (diluted)

32,535

32,485

 

The weighted average number of shares used in the basic earnings per share calculation excludes 47,596 shares held by the Dialight Employees' Share Ownership Plan Trust.

 

 

 

7. Earnings per share continued

 

Underlying earnings per share are highlighted below as the Directors consider that this measurement of earnings gives valuable information on the performance of the Group.

 

 

2012

2011


Per share

Per share

Basic earnings

42.0p

30.3p

Non-underlying items

0.6p

(1.4)p

Underlying earnings

41.4p

31.7p

Diluted earnings

41.3p

29.5p

Non-underlying items

0.6p

(1.4)p

Underlying diluted earnings

40.7p

30.9p

 

8. Dividends

 

During the year the following dividends were paid:

 


2012

2011


£'000

£'000

Final - 6.7p (2011: 5.2p) per ordinary share

2,131

1,643

Interim - 4.0p (2011: 3.3p) per ordinary share

1,286

1,050

Less: dividends on shares held in trust

(5)

(10)


3,412

2,683

Final Dividend - 6.7p on shares award under the PSP and deferred bonus share scheme not yet vested

55

38

Interim Dividend - 4.0p on shares award under the PSP and deferred bonus share scheme not yet vested

19

24

Dividends accrued on shares awarded under the PSP and deferred bonus scheme but not yet vested

63

38

Dividends paid on shares awarded under the PSP vested during the period

13

15

Total (amount shown in the statement of changes in equity)

3,562

2,798

 

After the balance sheet date the following dividends were recommended by the Directors.  The dividends have not been provided for and there are no corporation tax consequences.

 


2012

2012


£'000

£'000

9.5p per ordinary share (2011: Final 6.7p)

3,054

2,131

 

9. Principal exchange rates

 


2012

2012

Average for the period



Euro

1.23

1.15

US Dollar

1.58

1.61

 


2012

2011

Spot rate



Euro

1.23

1.20

US Dollar

1.63

1.55

 

 

-ENDS-

 

About Dialight  

Dialight plc is leading the lighting revolution for industrial users across the world. Applying leading edge LED technology it produces retro-fittable lighting fixtures designed specifically for hazardous locations, obstruction signals and traffic signalling to vastly reduce maintenance, save energy, improve safety and ease disposal.

 

Dialight comprises the following business segments:

 

·  Lighting which addresses the increasing demands for energy efficient Lighting solutions through the use of high brightness LEDs and utilisation of a number of associated technologies. Areas of business are Solid State Lighting products for Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Industrial application.

 

·  Signals which addresses the increasing demands for energy efficient Signalling solutions through the use of high brightness LEDs and utilisation of a number of associated technologies. Areas of business include Traffic Signals and Obstruction Signals

·  Components whose sales are primarily to Electronics OEMs for status indication and residual disconnect components for automotive and niche industrial application

 

The company is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:DIA.L,GB0033057794) with operating locations in the UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and Mexico. More information is available at www.dialight.com.

 

Cautionary Statement

This announcement contains certain statements, statistics and projections that are or may be forward-looking. The accuracy and completeness of all such statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding the future financial position, strategy, projected costs, plans and objectives for the management of future operations of Dialight plc and its subsidiaries is not warranted or guaranteed. These statements typically contain words such as 'intends', 'expects', 'anticipated', 'estimates' and words of similar import. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. Although Dialight plc believes that the expectations will prove to be correct. There are a number of factors, many of which are beyond the control of Dialight plc, which could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

 

 

 


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