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Friday 12 March, 2021

Goldplat plc

Interim Results for the six months ended 31 Dec 21

RNS Number : 1678S
Goldplat plc
12 March 2021
 

Goldplat plc / Ticker: GDP / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining & Exploration

12  March 2021

Goldplat plc ('Goldplat' or 'the Company')

 

The following amendments have been made to the Interim Results for the six months ended 31 December 2020 announcement released at 07.00 on 5 March 2021 under RNS Number  2568R

The earnings per share numbers shown on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the interim periods ended 31 December 2020 and 31 December 2019 and in the overview and Chairman's Statement have been amended to show the earnings for the six month periods, rather than annualised amounts.

All other details remain unchanged.

The full amended text is shown below.

 

Interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2020

 

Goldplat plc, the AIM listed gold producer, with international gold recovery operations located in South Africa and Ghana, announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2020.

 

Overview

 

Group

· Goldplat achieved an operating profit for the six months ended 31 December 2020 of £2,600,000 (31 December 2019: £2,566,000).  Within this, the South African operation achieved an operating profit of £2,108,000 (31 December 2019: £2,659,000) and the Ghana operation increased operating profitability by more than 5-fold to £849,000 (31 December 2019: £151,000);

· The fully diluted earnings per share for the period from continuing operations increased to 0.73 pence (31 December 2019: 0.32 pence) as a result of increased performance in Ghana, increasing net profit from continuing operations attributable to owners of the company to £1,256,000 (31 December 2019: £536,000).

 

South Africa

 

· Revenues in South Africa decreased by 13% to £8,243,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £9,486,000);

· In pursuance of the objective to ensure profitability of our production lines, from material available in the market, on a sustainable basis, we have invested substantial time and resources on gathering data to optimise the production lines and investigating the best processing routes to obtain maximum recovery during re-processing of the gold contained in our tailings storage facility ("TSF"). This expenditure contributed to higher operating cost but this research should inform our future decision making;

· The total capital expenditure during the period in South Africa amounted to £394,000 focussed on the optimisation of the largest milling and Carbon-in Leach Circuit by adding additional equipment, and the installation of a pilot plant to bulk test material from the TSF, as described above, and the further extension of the deposition area on the current TSF;

· Normal operating costs increased, specifically as a result of electricity price increases, more water used from the Rand Water Board and rental of yellow machinery for material handling purposes in addition to higher security and engineering costs. Further electricity increases are expected but measures have been taken to mitigate and reduce other cost.

 

Ghana

 

· We experienced a good supply from our regular clients during the period which was supported with supply from a new client in South America, driving the 92% increase in revenue year on year to £4,359,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £2,273,000).

· Our marketing efforts in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast to secure additional sources of supply continue, with engagements at mine and Government level. We have received a low-grade trial batch from another mine in Mali for evaluation purposes and initial results are encouraging.  By achieving a larger geographical spread with more clients, our objective is to have a steady supply to our plant in Tema from current production rather than ad hoc supplies from stockpiles.

· We are still engaging with relevant authorities in Ghana on re-entering the processing and tolling of tailings material.

 

Kilimapesa Update

 

· We are encouraged with the progress made during the last month on the sale of Kilimapesa to Mayflower. The formal legal documentation has been signed and transaction has been approved by a majority of Papillon shareholders, Papillon creditors deeds have been executed and we are in a position to complete the transaction by 31 March.

 

Chairman's Statement

I am pleased to report good progress in delivering sustainable and strong results from our gold recovery operations, with profit for the half year from continuing operations of £1,500,000 (2019: £1,000,000) and an all-in, fully diluted EPS for the half year of 0.73 pence (Restated 31 December 2019: 0.32 pence).  As recently announced, progress also includes simplifying the group structure to reduce group costs and ensure more of the strong operational performance may flow to our shareholders.

Our portfolio of core assets consists of two gold recovery operations, in South Africa and Ghana, which recover gold from by-products of the mining process, thereby providing mines with an environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient way of removing waste material.

We are also in the process of selling our Kilimapesa gold exploration and mining operation in Kenya and this is progressing well.

The Revenues for continuing operations for the six months ended 31 December 2020 increased by 7% to £12,602,000 (restated six months ended 31 December 2019: £11,759,000), with the growth achieved in Ghana, where revenues increased by 92%, from £2,273,000 for the six months ended 31 December 2019 to £4,359,000. The growth in Ghana was set-off by lower gold production in South Africa resulting in a decrease in Revenues in South Africa by 13% to £8,243,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £9,486,000).  

The Group achieved an operating profit from continuing operations for the six months ended 31 December 2020 of £2,600,000 (restated for the six months ended 31 December 2019: £2,566,000).  The overall increase was impacted by lower gold production in South Africa where material processed during this period was lower in grade and the volume of fine carbon was less than in previous periods.  The measures being taken by the Company and the continuous research of better processing methods should ameliorate this effect as mines become more efficient and during the consolidation process of the industry. 

The net financing cost can be split into intergroup foreign exchange movements, third party foreign exchange movements and net interest paid. This has been broken down in the below table:

 

Six Months Ended 31 December 2020

Restated Six Months Ended 31 December 2019

Intergroup foreign exchange movements

(357,000)

(400,000)

Third party foreign exchange movements

(72,000)

(121,000)

Net interest paid

(149,000)

(127,000)

Total

(578,000)

(648,000)

The net interest paid includes £66,000 (31 December 2019: £41,000) paid on the Scipion loan. The remainder relates to lease interest of £36,000 (31 December 2019: £44,000) and pre-financing of proceeds of £36,000 (31 December 2019: £132,000).

 

The profit after taxation of £1,500,000 (restated 31 December 2019: £1,000,000) was negatively impacted by unrealised intragroup foreign exchange losses on intercompany loans balances for the six months ended of £357,000
(31 December 2019: £400,000). The group has intercompany loans denominated in USD which differ from its reporting currencies. The strengthening of the ZAR against the USD contributed the most to the unrealised intragroup foreign exchange loss for the six months.

 

The taxation expense decreased to £560,000 (31 December 2019: £918,000) as a result of more of the Group profits being attributable to Ghana which are subject to a favourable tax rate of 15%. Furthermore, the withholding tax expense year-on-year was lower due to less dividends declared by Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd ('GPL')during the period, reducing dividend taxation paid for the six months ended 31 December 2020 to £80,000 (31 December 2019: £190,000). With Kilimapesa no longer requiring funding from the group we expect to maintain lower dividend declarations to fund working capital requirements. By restructuring GPL as a subsidiary of Goldplat Plc, as recently announced, there will not only be a saving of General and Administrative expenses but also a reduction in the withholding tax rate on dividends declared to Goldplat Plc

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period (net of bank overdrafts) decreased to £910,000 (31 December 2019: £1,981,000). This decrease in cash is attributable to increases in inventories and accounts receivable.

 

Precious metals on hand and in process doubled to £7,591,000 during the period, directly related to the larger batches of material received in Ghana and gold produced in South Africa not sold. Sales from this material will be accounted for during the third quarter.

 

We further increased our strategic raw material stockpiles by investing £1,400,000 in material. This is a defined strategy of the company to ensure sustainable production and afford the company the opportunities to blend and schedule production to maximise returns.

 

 During the period trade and other receivable balances increased by £1,470,000.

 

 The precious metals on hand and in process and trade receivable balance fluctuate based on when material is received and sold. The cash balance at date of the report increased to £1,990,000.

 

Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Ltd ('GPL')

 

Revenues in South Africa decreased by 13% to £8,243,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £9,486,000). Fluctuations of this nature are not uncommon and are dependent on the nature of material purchased, the grade of the material and the stage of processing. Margins on high value material are normally lower than lower value material received and changes in revenues do not necessarily result in lower margins. During the comparative period ending 31 December 2019, South Africa achieved record sales numbers as a result of good quality, high grade material available to be processed through all circuits. The production during the six months ended 31 December 2020, was in line with production during the six months ended 30 June 2020. In comparison with the six months ended 31 December 2019 the current period production was impacted by a milling circuit being offline for 3 months, whilst the pilot plant was constructed, and lower volumes of by-products received from clients.

 

The reduction in turnover and increased operating costs, did offset the benefit derived from increases in gold prices and resulted in the operating profit in South Africa for the period decreasing year-on-year from £2,659,000 for the six months ended 31 December 2019 to £2,108,000. 

 

Increases in operating costs included £51,000 in water consumption from Rand Water Board due to poorer quality of other water sources we used in the past being contaminated by sewage from pipe failures in surrounding areas. The rental and repair of plant machinery during the period increased by £38,000 , due to additional material handling requirements and breakdown of yellow machinery requiring lengthy repair. The additional plant infrastructure, together with increased electricity prices resulted in an increase in electricity cost compared to the previous period of £67,000 . During the period we changed the security service provider in South Africa, resulting in an extra month of security cost being incurred. The additional cost amounted to £32,000 but in changing service providers will result in future saving of £11,000 per month.

 

Arrangements made to transport our staff in a hygienic and safe manner and other operating requirements under Covid-19 restrictions, cost the South African subsidiary an additional £75,000.

 

During the period we also evaluated an alternate PGM resource at some cost.  We achieved mixed results but will continue our endeavours to penetrate and pursue this market.

 

The approval of our new TSF in South Africa remains critical to our ability to continue operating at current levels. The approval for the application is due in July 2021 but we will start pre-construction work during the June quarter to ensure we are in a position to move our deposition to the new facility when approval is received.  The construction cost of the new TSF is estimated at £700,000.

 

The test work on re-processing the existing TSF has advanced to the point where we have established what we believe to be the optimal processing routes in terms of gold recovery, processing volumes and operating costs.  These options will now be evaluated by accredited technical facilities to obtain the data on which the final processing plan can be designed.

 

Gold Recovery Ghana ('GRG')

 

We experienced a good supply from our regular clients during the period which was supported with supply from a new client in South America, driving the 92% increase in revenue year on year to £4,359,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £2,273,000). The increase in volume of material processed, together with the higher gold price resulted in operating profit margins increasing from 6.6% during the 6 months ended 31 December 2019 to 19.5% for the 6 months ended 31 December 2020. Operating profit of £849,000 for the 6 months ended 31 December 2020 represents a more than five-fold increase from Operating profit reported for the 6 months ended 31 December 2019 of £151,000.

 

Our efforts in Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast to secure additional sources of supply continue, with engagements at mine and Government level, has yielded positive outcomes and the company continues its marketing in the region. We have received a low-grade trial batch from another mine in Mali for evaluation purposes and initial results are encouraging.  By achieving a larger geographical spread with more clients, our objective is to have a steady supply from the mines current production, rather than ad hoc supplies from stockpiles.

 

We are still engaging with relevant authorities in Ghana on re-entering the processing and tolling of tailings material.

 

 

Kilimapesa Gold ('KPG')

 

KPG is currently classified as an asset in disposal groups classified as held for sale and has been disclosed separately in the statement of financial position at fair value less the cost of sale. During the period the Group supported KPG with a balance of £243,000 which has been impaired and recognised under discontinued operations during the period.

 

The formal legal documentation relating to the acquisition of total issued share capital of Kilimapesa by Mayflower Gold Investments Limited ("Mayflower Gold") a wholly owned subsidiary of Mayflower Capital Investments Pty Limited (the "Transaction") has been signed by all parties. The formal documentation includes a Share Purchase Agreement ("SPA") entered into by Gold Mineral Resources Limited ("GMR") (a wholly owned subsidiary of Goldplat) with Mayflower Gold. The SPA sets out the terms of the Transaction under which Mayflower Gold will acquire 100% of the entire issued share capital of Kilimapesa which holds the licences and assets of producing Kilimapesa Gold Mine and processing operations located in Narok County, Kenya. The completion date for the Transaction has been changed from 28 February 2021 to 31 March 2021.

 

A deed of novation and royalty agreement has also been entered into by GMR and Mayflower Gold. The deed of novation relates to the transfer of all rights and obligation of GMR in the loan agreement between GMR and Kilimapesa to Mayflower Gold as described in the Company's announcement of 31 July 2020. Under the royalty agreement, GMR has the right to receive a 1% gross net smelter return royalty subject to a maximum of US$1,500,000 on future gold produced and sold by Kilimapesa.

 

Completion of the Transaction remains subject to a number of conditions being satisfied including, amongst other things:

Receipt of various regulatory approvals in Kenya;

Approval of Kilimapesa's prospecting license;

The completion by Mayflower Gold of the Reverse takeover of Papillon Holdings plc including a fundraising of at least US$4 million; and

initial consideration to be satisfied by the issue of shares to that value of US$1,750,000 in Papillon Holdings Plc or US$1,500,000 in cash payment to GMR;

As at 31 July 2020 GMR had lent US$10 784 765 to Kilimapesa which will be subject to the novation agreement and during the interim period a further US$150 000 was advanced to facilitate the conclusion of the transaction.

 

Post-Period End

Progress can be reported subsequent to 31 December 2020 on the following:

 

· The installation of density separation unit at our largest milling circuit has been completed and we are currently in the process of commissioning the unit. The purpose of the unit is to increase gold recovery and margins achieved from the processing of lower grade material, containing significant amount of carbon. If successful material that previously was not commercially viable may become payable and add additional sources of material.

· Engagement with authorities is continuing on our water use license application required for future deposition of tailings;

 

 

 

Outlook

 

We remain committed to our strategy of increasing long term visibility of earnings in the recovery businesses through key initiatives. These key initiatives include:

 

· improving our gold recoveries from lower grade contaminated material, effectively reducing the grade of the material we will be able to source economically. Reserves of lower grade materials are more readily available and help to alleviate the sourcing risk;

· Building strategic partnerships within the mining industry;

· Evaluating the investment into larger t ailings storage facility and additional mill and leaching capacity to enable us to reprocess our current TSF; and

· Increased investment into sourcing initiatives and test work on a wider range of materials, including PGM discards.

 

The company's production has remained satisfactory, to date, during the second half. The profitability for remainder of the period will however remain dependent on sourcing of quality material and the gold price.

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Robinson

Chairman

5 March 2021

 

 

 

 

 

For further information visit www.goldplat.com, follow on Twitter @GoldPlatPlc or contact:

 

Werner Klingenberg

 

Goldplat plc

(CEO)

 

Tel: +27 (0) 82 051 1071

Colin Aaronson / Harrison Clarke/Seamus Fricker

 

Grant Thornton UK LLP

(Nominated Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

 

James Joyce / Jessica Cave

 

WH Ireland Limited

(Broker)

 

Tel: +44 (0) 207 220 1666

 

Tim Thompson / Mark Edwards / Fergus Mellon

Flagstaff Strategic and Investor Communications

Tel: +44 (0) 207 129 1474

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

Th e information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation   (EU No. 596/2014) which is part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHES ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

 

£'000

 

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited and restated)

£'000

 

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

 

£'000

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,602

 

11,759

 

24,809

Cost of sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

(9,323)

 

(8,540)

 

(17,497)

Gross profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,279

 

3,219

 

7,312

Administrative expenses

 

 

 

 

 

(679)

 

(653)

 

(1,682)

Impairment loss

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

(295)

Profit from operating activities

 

 

 

2,600

 

2,566

 

5,335

Net finance cost

 

 

 

 

 

(578)

 

(648)

 

331

Sundry income

 

 

 

 

 

38

 

-

 

-

Profit from operating activities after finance (cost)/income

 

 

 

 

 

2,060

 

1,918

 

5,666

Taxation

 

 

 

6

 

(560)

 

(918)

 

(2,361)

Profit for the period from continuing operations

 

1,500

 

1,000

 

3,305

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year from discontinued operations

 

(243)

 

(282)

 

(5,270)

Profit/(Loss) for the period

 

1,257

 

718

 

(1,965)

Other comprehensive income/(expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit/loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange cost on translation of subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange translation

 

1,031

 

(213)

 

(1,882)

Other comprehensive expense for the period, net of tax

1,031

 

(213)

 

(1,882)

Total comprehensive income/(expense) for the period

 

2,288

 

505

 

(3,847)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit from continuing operations attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

1,256

 

536

 

2,133

Non-controlling interests

 

 

 

244

 

464

 

1,172

Profit for the period from continuing operations

 

 

 

1,500

 

1,000

 

3,305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(Loss) attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

 

 

1,013

 

254

 

(3,137)

Non-controlling interests

 

 

 

244

 

464

 

1,172

Profit/(Loss) for the period

 

 

 

1,257

 

718

 

(1,965)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income/(expense) attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

 

 

1,826

 

125

 

(4,531)

Non-controlling interests

 

 

 

462

 

380

 

684

Total comprehensive income/(expense) for the period

 

2,288

 

505

 

(3,847)

Earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the parent operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share(pence)

 

 

13

 

0.74

 

0.32

 

1.27

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

 

13

 

0.73

 

0.32

 

1.25

Earnings per share from operations attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the parent operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings/(loss) per share (pence)

 

13

 

0.60

 

0.15

 

(1.87)

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

 

13

 

0.59

 

0.15

 

(1.87)

                           

 

The notes below are an integral part of this condensed consolidated interim financial report.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

 

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

£'000

 

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

£'000

 

30-Jun-20

(audited)

£'000

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

7

 

4,132

 

7,401

 

3,900

Intangible assets

 

 

 

8

 

4,664

 

7,410

 

4,664

Right of use assets

 

 

 

14

 

375

 

151

 

356

Loan receivable

 

 

750

 

786

 

661

Investment in joint venture

 

 

1

 

595

 

1

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

9,922

 

16,343

 

9,582

Inventories

 

 

 

9

 

11,568

 

7,926

 

6,432

Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

10

 

6,580

 

7,344

 

4,476

Cash at bank and on hand

 

 

 

11

 

1,394

 

2,070

 

3,141

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

19,542

 

17,340

 

14,049

Assets in disposal groups classified as held for sale

 

 

 

 

 

3,380

 

-

 

3,380

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

32,844

 

33,683

 

27,011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

12

 

1,698

 

1,675

 

  1,675

Share premium

 

 

 

 

 

11,491

 

11,441

 

11,441

Exchange reserve

 

 

 

 

 

(5,406)

 

(4,959)

 

(6,224)

Retained earnings

 

 

 

 

 

6,180

 

8,536

 

5,167

Equity attributable to owners of the Company

 

13,963

 

16,693

 

12,059

Non-controlling interests

 

 

 

 

 

3,379

 

2,781

 

3,057

Total equity

 

 

 

 

 

17,342

 

19,474

 

15,116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

 

14

 

77

 

183

 

  145

Provisions

 

 

 

16

 

586

 

613

 

549

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

727

 

549

 

919

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

1,390

 

1,345

 

1,613

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank overdraft

 

 

 

11

 

484

 

89

 

1

Interest bearing borrowings

 

 

 

15

 

723

 

1,388

 

1,004

Lease liabilities

 

 

 

14

 

200

 

266

 

206

Taxation

 

 

 

 

 

532

 

75

 

157

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

17

 

10,724

 

11,046

 

7,465

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

12,663

 

12,864

 

8,833

Liabilities in disposal groups classified as held for sale

 

 

 

 

 

1,449

 

-

 

1,449

Total liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

15,502

 

14,209

 

11,895

Total equity and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

32,844

 

33,683

 

27,011

     

The notes below are an integral part of this condensed consolidated interim financial report.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2019

 

Attributable to owners of the Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

capital

£'000

 

Share premium

£'000

 

Exchange reserve

£'000

 

 

Retained earnings

£'000

 

 

Total

£ '000

Non-controlling interests

£'000

 

 

Total equity

£'000

 

Balance at 1 July 2019, as previously reported

 

1,675

 

11,441

 

(4,830)

 

8,282

 

16,568

 

2,717

 

19,285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive (expense)/income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

254

 

254

 

464

 

718

 

Total other comprehensive expense

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

(129)

 

-

 

(129)

 

(84)

 

(213)

 

Total comprehensive (expense)/income for the period

 

-

 

-

 

(129)

 

254

 

125

 

380

 

505

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners of the Company, recognised directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in ownership interests in subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests in subsidiary dividend

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(316)

 

(316)

Total transactions with owners of the Company

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(316)

 

(316)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2019 (unaudited)

 

 

1,675

 

11,441

 

(4,959)

 

8,536

 

16,693

 

2,781

 

19,474

                                                         

 

The notes below are an integral part of this condensed consolidated interim financial report.

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2020 

 

Attributable to owners of the Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

capital

£'000

 

Share premium

£'000

 

Exchange reserve

£'000

 

 

Retained earnings

£'000

 

 

Total

£ '000

Non-controlling interests

£'000

 

 

Total equity

£'000

 

Balance at 1 July 2019

 

 

 

 

1,675

 

11,441

 

(4,830)

 

8,282

 

16,568

 

2,717

 

19,285

 

Total comprehensive (expense)/income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) for the period

 

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(3,137)

 

(3,137)

 

1,172

 

(1,965)

 

Total other comprehensive expense

 

-

 

-

 

(1,394)

 

-

 

(1,394)

 

(488)

 

(1,882)

 

Total comprehensive (expense)/income for the period

 

 

-

 

-

 

(1,394)

 

(3,137)

 

(4,531)

 

684

 

(3,847)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners of the Company recognised directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payment transactions

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

22

 

22

 

-

 

22

 

Changes in ownership interests in subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests in subsidiary dividend

 

-

 

-

-

 

-

 

-

 

(344)

(344)

Total transactions with owners of the Company

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

22

 

22

 

(344)

 

(322)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 30 June 2020 (audited)

 

 

1,675

 

11,441

(6,224)

 

5,167

 

12,059

 

3,057

15,116

                                                       

 

 

The notes below are an integral part of this condensed consolidated interim financial report.

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2020

 

Attributable to owners of the Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

capital

£'000

 

Share premium

£'000

 

Exchange reserve

£'000

 

 

Retained earnings

£'000

 

 

Total

£ '000

Non-controlling interests

£'000

 

 

Total equity

£'000

Balance at 1 July 2020

 

 

 

 

1,675

 

11,441

 

(6,224)

 

5,167

 

12,059

 

3,057

 

15,116

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

1,013

 

1,013

 

244

 

1,257

Total other comprehensive expense

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

818

 

-

 

818

 

213

 

1,031

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

818

 

1,013

 

1,831

 

457

 

2,288

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners of the Company recognised directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional shares from options exercised

 

 

 

23

 

50

 

-

 

-

 

73

 

-

 

73

Changes in ownership interests in subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests in subsidiary dividend

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(135)

 

(135)

Total transactions with owners of the Company

 

23

 

50

 

-

 

-

 

73

 

(135)

 

(62)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2020 (unaudited)

 

 

1,698

 

11,491

 

(5,406)

 

6,180

 

13,963

 

3,379

 

17,342

 

 

The notes below are an integral part of this condensed consolidated interim financial report.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

  £'000

 

6 months

31-Dec-19 (unaudited)

  £'000

 

12 months

30-Jun-20

  (audited)

  £'000

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(Loss) for the year

 

 

 

 

 

1,257

 

718

 

(1,965)

Adjusted for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

278

 

437

 

874

- Amortisation of right-of-use assets

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

85

- Amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

35

 

-

 

232

- Provisions

 

 

 

 

 

37

 

(20)

 

(84)

- Finance income

 

 

 

 

 

(46)

 

(139)

 

(1,237)

- Finance costs

 

 

 

 

 

623

 

787

 

906

- Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

-

 

  13

 

6

- Impairment of property plant and equipment

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

151

- Impairment of intangible assets

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

1,112

- Impairment in JV

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

594

- Loss on sale of discontinued operations

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

2,218

- Foreign exchange net (gain)/loss

 

 

 

751

 

(471)

 

(767)

- Share-based payment expense

 

 

 

-

 

-

 

22

-  Income tax expense

 

 

342

 

918

 

2,361

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,277

 

2,243

 

4,508

Changes in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-  inventories

 

 

 

 

 

(5,136)

 

(2,084)

 

(1,226)

-  trade and other receivables

 

 

 

 

 

(2,104)

 

574

 

2,598

-  trade and other payables

 

 

 

 

 

3,259

 

(229)

 

(1,106)

Cash generated from operating activities

 

 

(704)

 

504

 

4,774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

 

 

 

 

 

46

 

51

 

1,067

Finance cost

 

 

 

 

 

(623)

 

(231)

 

(736)

Taxes paid

 

 

 

 

 

(159)

 

(488)

 

(1,725)

Net cash (used in)/from operating activities

 

 

 

(1,440)

 

(164)

 

3,380

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

9

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

(458)

 

(216)

 

(356)

Payments/(receipts) from long term receivable

 

 

 

(89)

 

134

 

156

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

(545)

 

(82)

 

(191)

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from drawdown of interest bearing borrowings

 

-

 

916

 

973

Proceeds from share options exercised

 

73

 

-

 

 

Net (repayment) from debt factoring (included under trade and other payables)

 

-

 

-

 

(1,490)

Repayment of interest bearing borrowings

 

 

(142)

 

(77)

 

(394)

Interest paid on interest-bearing borrowings

 

 

(66)

 

-

 

(127)

Principal paid on lease liabilities

 

 

(88)

 

(50)

 

(151)

Interest paid on lease liabilities

 

 

(36)

 

(8)

 

(40)

Payment of dividend by subsidiary to non-controlling interest

 

 

(135)

 

(302)

 

(344)

Net cash from/ (used in) financing activities

 

 

 

(394)

 

479

 

(1,573)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(2,379)

 

233

 

1,616

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

 

3,140

 

1,808

 

1,807

Foreign exchange movement on opening balance

 

 

 

149

 

(60)

 

(277)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

11

 

910

 

1,981

 

3,146

Cash flows from discontinued operations

 

 

 

113

 

11

 

5

 

The notes below are an integral part of this condensed consolidated interim financial report.

 

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL REPORT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2020

 

1.  General information

This condensed consolidated interim financial information does not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.  Statutory accounts for the year ended 30 June 2020 were approved by the Board of Directors and have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies.  The audit report on those accounts: their report was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

2.  Basis of preparation

 

(a)  Statement of compliance

The annual financial statements of Goldplat plc (the 'Company') are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union. 

 

(b)  Going concern

The directors assessed that the group is able to continue in business for the foreseeable future with neither the intention nor the necessity of liquidation, ceasing trading or seeking protection from creditors pursuant to laws or regulations and thus adopted the going concern basis in preparing these financial statements.

 

The assessment of the going concern assumption involves judgement, at a particular point in time, about the future outcome of events or conditions which are inherently uncertain. The judgement made by the directors included the availability of and the ability to secure material for processing at its plants in South Africa and Ghana, the impact of loss of key management, outlook of commodity prices and exchange rates in the short to medium term and changes to regulatory and licensing conditions.

 

In reaching this conclusion, the Group also assessed the impact of the current Covid-19 pandemic might be on the business. Similar to other businesses, we have no background experience on how to manage the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the business. Although we are seeing the rollout of vaccines across the globe the uncertainty remains over the outlook, and revisions to trade projections are likely. The sector the Group is involved in has been judged by the various governments as an essential service which ensures that material it sources could still be generated by the mining sector, supplied to its premises and processed. It further also maintained the ability to export and sell the products it produced during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic however brought on new challenges to operating our facilities in South Africa and Ghana in a safe way for all our employees and local communities. With the assistance of relevant regulatory authorities, the Directors believe sufficient procedures have been implemented to assist in safeguarding our employees and local communities. We are, however, comfortable that these various impacts of the Covid-19 impact will not change our ability to continue in business for the foreseeable future.

 

3.  Significant accounting policies

The accounting policies applied in this condensed consolidated interim financial report are the same as those applied in the Group's consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 30 June 2020. Three restatements were accounted for in the 30 June 2020 annual financial statements and therefore the 31 December 2019 comparative figures were also restated as part of these interim financial statements.

4.  Operating segments

Information about reportable segments

 

For the six months ended 31 December 2020 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Africa Recovery  operations

£'000

 

West Africa Recovery

 

£'000

 

Mining and exploration

 

£'000

 

Adminis-tration

 

£'000

 

Reconciliation to Group figures

 

£'000

 

 

Group

 

£'000

External revenues

 

 

8,243

4,359

-

-

-

12,602

Finance expense from continuing operations

 

 

(876)

(68)

-

(132)

 

(1,077)

Finance income from continuing operations

 

 

65

-

-

389

46

499

Depreciation and amortisation

(210)

(68)

-

-

-

(278)

Operating Reportable segment profit/(loss) before tax

2,108

849

-

(357)

-

2,600

Taxation

(358)

(122)

-

(80)

-

(560)

Reportable Segment assets

19,772

8,436

3,380

20,797

(19,541)

32,844

Capital expenditure

362

96

-

-

-

458

Reportable Segment liabilities

6,480

7,533

1,449

9,660

(9,620)

15,502

Loss for period from discontinued operations

-

-

(243)

-

-

(243)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

 

 

For the six months ended 31 December 2019 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Africa Recovery  operations

£'000

 

West Africa Recovery

 

£'000

 

Mining and exploration

 

£'000

 

Adminis-tration

 

£'000

 

Reconciliation to Group figures

 

£'000

 

Group

 

 

£'000

External revenues

 

 

9,486

2,273

-

-

-

11,759

Finance expense from continuing operations

 

 

(169)

(165)

-

(365)

-

(699)

Finance income from continuing operations

 

 

10

-

-

41

-

51

Depreciation and amortisation

(238)

(72)

-

-

-

(309)

Discontinued operations

-

-

-

-

-

-

Operating Reportable segment profit/(loss) before tax

2,639

151

-

(286)

-

(2,505)

Taxation

(728)

-

-

(190)

-

(918)

Reportable Segment assets

17,288

6,765

6,745

32,057

(29,172)

33,683

Capital expenditure

356

-

-

-

-

356

Reportable Segment liabilities

7,038

6,612

10,946

6,017

(16,407)

14,206

                       

 

 

 

 

For the twelve months ended 30 June 2020 (audited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Africa Recovery  operations

£'000

 

West Africa Recovery

 

£'000

 

Mining and exploration

 

£'000

 

Adminis-tration

 

£'000

 

Reconciliation to Group figures

 

£'000

 

Group

 

 

£'000

External revenues

 

 

15,900

8,909

-

-

-

24,809

Finance expense from continuing operations

 

 

(189)

(480)

-

(313)

246

(736)

Finance income from continuing operations

 

 

1,092

12

-

56

(93)

1,067

Depreciation and amortisation

(430)

(150)

-

-

-

(580)

Discontinued operations

-

-

(4,303)

(967)

-

(5,270)

Operating Reportable segment profit/(loss) before tax

6,526

(39)

-

(952)

131

5,666

Taxation

(2,018)

(117)

-

(226)

-

(2,361)

Reportable Segment assets

17,262

5,790

3,380

36,168

(35,589)

27,011

Reportable Segment liabilities

5,513

5,478

1,449

10,285

(10,830)

11,895

                         

 

 

5.  Seasonality of operations

The Group is not considered to be subject to seasonal fluctuations but revenue and cost of sales does fluctuate based on the material received from suppliers and this is variable

 

6.  Income tax expense

Income tax expense is recognised based on management's best estimate of the weighted average annual income tax rate expected for the full financial year applied to the pre-tax income of the interim period.  The tax charges for the period arises in South Africa and on declaration of dividends from South Africa. The effective income tax rate in GPL was 26% (six months ended 31 December 2019: 29%) and the withholding tax rate on dividends declared was 20% (six months ended 31 December 2019: 20%).

 

7.  Property, plant and equipment

 

  During the six months ended 31 December 2020, the Group acquired assets with a cost, excluding capitalised borrowing costs of £458,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £356,000; twelve months ended 30 June 2020: £356,000).

 

8.  Intangible assets and goodwill

 

  Intangible assets at the end of the period relate only to goodwill which relate to the investment held in Gold Minerals Resources Limited. The balance is supported by the combined ongoing gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana. During the six months ended 31 December 2020 the goodwill balance has not been impaired (six months ended 31 December 2019: £nil; twelve months ended 30 June 2020: £967,000).

 

  During the 12 months ended 30 June 2020, the Groups mining rights and pre-production expenditure was impaired with £145,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £nil) and the 2,382,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £nil) of cost and £1,676,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £nil) of accumulated amortisation reclassified under disposal group classified as held for sale or other disposals. As a result the opening balance of the six months ended 31 December 2020 for mining rights and pre-production expenditure was £nil and no other changes were made during the period.

 

  During the 12 months ended 30 June 2020, 1,464,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £nil) of cost relating to exploration and development assets and £726,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £nil) of accumulated amortisation relating to exploration and development assets were reclassified under Assets in disposal groups classified as held for sale. As a result the opening balance of the six months ended 31 December 2020 for exploration and development assets was £nil and no other changes were made during the period.

 

 

 

  The carrying value at the end of the period was:

 

 

Goodwill

£'000

Mining rights and pre-production expenditure

£'000

Exploration and development £'000

Total

£'000

Carrying Amounts

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2019

5,631

1,002

777

7,410

Balance at 30 June 2020

4,664

-

-

4,664

Balance at 31 December 2020

4,664

-

-

4,664

 

 

9.  Inventories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

£'000

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

£'000

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

£'000

Consumable stores

 

538

1,059

643

Raw materials

 

3,439

2,037

1,990

Precious metal on hand and in process

7,591

4,819

3,799

Broken ore

-

11

-

 

11,568

7,926

6,432

 

10.  Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

£'000

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

£'000

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

£'000

Trade receivables

5,808

5,765

3,850

Other receivables

772

1,579

626

 

6,580

7,344

4,476

 

 

 

11.  Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

£'000

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

£'000

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

£'000

Bank balances

 

1,394

2,070

3,141

 

Bank overdrafts used for cash management purposes

1,394

(484)

2,070

(89)

3,141

(1)

Cash and cash equivalents in the statement of cash flows

910

1,981

3,140

 

 

12.  Capital and reserves

 

Issue of ordinary shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

No. of shares

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

No. of shares

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

No. of shares

On issue at beginning of period/year

 

167,441,000

167,441,000

167,441,000

Issued during the period/year

 

2,333,333

-

-

On issue at end of period/year

 

169,774,333

167,441,000

167,441,000

Authorised - par value £0.01

1,000,000,000

1,000,000,000

1,000,000,000

                   

 

Issue of ordinary shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

£'000

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

 '000

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

£'000

On issue at beginning of period/year

 

1,675

1,675

1,675

Issued during the period/year

 

23

-

-

On issue at end of period/year

 

1,698

1,675

1,675

                   

 

No dividends were declared or paid by the Company during the periods.

 

13.  Earnings per share

 

The calculation of basic earnings per share at 31 December 2020 was based on the profit from continuing operations attributable to owners of the Company of £1,256,000 (31 December 2019: restated profit £536,000; 30 June 2020: Profit £2,133,000), and weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding of 169,774,333 (31 December 2019: 167,441,000; 30 June 2020: 167,441,000)

 

The calculation of diluted earnings per share at 31 December 2020 was based on the profit from continuing operations attributable ordinary shareholders of £1,256,000 and weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding after adjustment for the effect of all dilutive potential ordinary shares of 173,312,428 (31 December 2019: 168,548,000 ; 30 June 2020: 171,561,000)

 

 

14.  Leases

 

During the six months ended 31 December 2020, the Group acquired right-of-use assets with a cost of £32,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £143,000; twelve months ended 30 June 2020: £362,000). During the six months ended 31 December 2020, the Group made lease payments to the amount of £138,000 (six months ended 31 December 2019: £135,000; twelve months ended 30 June 2020: £191,000)

 

15.  Interest bearing borrowings

 

Six months ended 31 December 2020 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency

Interest

rate

nominal

Year of maturity

 

Face value

£'000

Carrying amount

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest bearing borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

12% plus 1 yr LIBOR

2021

 

723

 

723

Total Interest-bearing liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

723

 

723

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended 31 December 2019 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency

Interest

rate

nominal

Year of maturity

 

Face value

£'000

Carrying amount

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest bearing borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

9.75% plus 1 yr LIBOR

 

2020

 

1,388

 

1,388

Total Interest-bearing liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,388

 

1,388

 

Twelve months ended 30 June 2020 (audited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency

Interest

rate

nominal

Year of maturity

Face value

£'000

Carrying amount

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest bearing borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

12% plus 1 yr LIBOR

 

2021

 

1,004

 

1,004

Total Interest-bearing liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.  Provisions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

£'000

 

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

£'000

 

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

£'000

Environmental obligation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period/year

 

549

 

633

 

633

Increase in provision

 

55

 

-

 

19

Effect of foreign exchange movements

 

(18)

 

(20)

 

(103)

Balance at end of period/year

 

586

 

613

 

549

 

In terms of section 54 of the regulations of the Minerals Resource and Petroleum Act of 2002, in South Africa, a Quantum of Financial Provisioning is required for activities performed under mining lease. Quantum of Financial Provisioning requires a detailed itemization of actual costs relating to the premature closure, decommissioning and final closure and post closure management. The Company makes use of an independent consultant to calculate the detailed itemized actual current costs for rehabilitation and to evaluate any critical estimates and assumptions. The Quantum of Financial Provisioning has been approved by Department of Minerals Resources in South Africa. The Company has insured the obligation and has ceded the proceeds from the policy to the Department of Minerals Resources.

 

 

17.  Trade and other payables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

£'000

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

£'000

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

£'000

Trade payables

4,055

2,734

1,573

Amounts received in advance

1,004

2,516

1,388

Accrued expenses

5,664

5,796

4,504

 

10,724

11,046

7,465

 

 

18.  Share options

 

Reconciliation of outstanding share options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

31-Dec-20

(unaudited)

Number of Options

6 months

31-Dec-19

(unaudited)

Number of Options

12 months

30-Jun-20

(audited)

Number of Options

Outstanding at beginning of period/year

8,666,667

5,666,667

5,666,667

Exercised during the period/year

(2,333,333)

-

-

Granted during the period/year

-

3,000,000

3,000,000

Outstanding at end of period/year

6,333,334

8,666,667

8,666,667

 

The weighted average exercise price of the exercisable options is £0.03089 (31 December 2019: £0.0313; 30 June 2020: £0.0310). The weighted average remaining contractual life of the options outstanding as at 31 December 2019 is 2 years 114 days (31 December 2019: 2 years 191 days; 30 June 2019: 1 year 271 days).

 

19.  Fair values

 

The fair values of financial instruments such as interest-bearing loans and borrowings, finance lease liabilities, trade and other receivables/payables are substantially identical to carrying amounts reflected in the statement of financial position.

 

20.  Restatement

 

· Allocation of foreign exchange reserve to non-controlling interest

 

As per the Group accounting policy under note 4(b)(ii) Foreign Operations, if the foreign operation is a non-wholly owned subsidiary, the relevant proportion of the translation difference is allocated to the non-controlling interest. The 26% share of the minorities of Goldplat Recovery (Pty) Limited's translation difference that arose in prior periods on translation to GBP had not been allocated to non-controlling interest in prior periods. 

 

· Recognition of environmental asset in the prior year

 

In terms of section 54 of the regulations of the Minerals Resource and Petroleum Act of 2002, in South Africa, a Quantum of Financial Provisioning is required for activities performed under mining lease. During the prior year, an assessment was made that the increase of the rehabilitation provision relates to benefits derived from historical operations. On re-assessment, it has been determined that management will get future benefit from the rehabilitation cost to be incurred, and its environmental asset have been increased to reflect the required accounting treatment. Management has assessed the useful life of the environmental asset to be 10 years and the asset is being depreciated over that term.

 

· Recognition of exploration and evaluation asset in the prior year

 

During FY 2016, Goldplat entered into an earn-in option agreement with Ashanti Gold Corp ("Ashanti') in regards with the Anumso Gold Project. On 5 November 2018, Ashanti Gold Corp ("Ashanti') provided notice to Goldplat that it intended to exercise its 51% option on Anumso Gold Project. On 27 December 2018, Ashanti informed Goldplat that it will not elect to take up the subsequent option for an additional 24% of Anumso Project. After analysis of the amount and nature of the earn-in expenditure, Goldplat has concurred that the US$1,500,000 spend by Ashanti met the requirement for the exercise of the 51% option. As the agreement has not been finalized and the additional shares have not been issued, the issue of additional shares and the consideration for the shares of an exploration asset to the value of US$1,500,000 were not recognized in the prior year annual report. We have subsequently evaluated the IFRS 10 indicators of control and concluded that control of the Anumso Project did pass to Ashanti on 5 November 2018 and therefore a portion of the Anumso Project should have been recognised as a disposal in the prior year.

 

Such figures have been restated accordingly as set out below

 

Statement of Financial Position

31 December 2019

 

 

  31 Dec 2019

  As originally

  Presented

  £'000

 

 

 

Restatement

Impact

 

£'000

 

Restated

Unaudited

31 Dec 2019

£'000

Assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

7,135

266

7,401

Intangible assets

 

8,086

(676)

7,410

Right of use asset

 

-

151

151

Investment in JV

 

-

595

595

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

Exchange reserve

 

(6,313)

1,354

(4,959)

Retained earnings

 

9,077

(541)

8,536

Non-controlling interest

 

3,139

(358)

2,781

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax

 

445

104

549

Tax payable

 

154

(79)

75

Trade and other payables

 

11,190

(144)

11,046

 

 

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