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Wednesday 01 December, 2021

Honye Financial Svcs

Final Results

RNS Number : 1870U
Honye Financial Services Ltd
01 December 2021
 

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1 December 2021

 

Honye Financial Services Ltd

 (the "Company" or "Honye")

 Final Results for the year ended 31 July 2021 

 

The Directors of Honye are pleased to announce the Company's audited final results for the year ended 31 July 2021.

The Annual Report will be available on the Company's website:  www.honyefinance.com .

The Directors accept responsibility for this announcement.

Further information:

Honye Financial Services Ltd

Gareth Edwards

( [email protected] )

Peterhouse Capital Limited (sole broker)

Lucy Williams/Mark Anwyl

+44 207 469 0930

 

FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL SUMMARY

 

The loss for the year to 31 July 2021 was £813,088 (2020: £427,385). This primarily reflects the day-to-day administrative expenses and due diligence into prospective targets.

 

The loss per share was £0.033 (2020: £0.017).

 

At 31 July 2021, the Company had cash of £1.13 million (2020: £1.58 million)., derived from the subscription and admission to the Standard Listing segment of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018.

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

Honye Financial Services Ltd ("Honye") was formed as a special purpose company ("SPAC") to undertake one or more acquisitions of a company or businesses in the financial services and in particular the fintech sector principally in Europe and Asia.

 

As a result of the investigation of the many opportunities on 9 June 2021 the Company announced it had signed non-binding heads of agreement with the shareholders of Zoyo Capital Limited ("Zoyo") which set out the key terms for the proposed acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Zoyo. Although the consideration payable by Honye has not yet been determined, it is anticipated that it will be satisfied entirely by the issue of new Honye shares to the Zoyo shareholders. 

 

The due diligence and negotiation of the various definitive agreements has progressed well as has the preparation of the prospectus required for the purposes of the reverse takeover. However, there are still a number of steps necessary before being able to complete the acquisition and apply for the suspension of the trading in the Company's shares to be lifted.

 

All of this has been set against the backdrop of the last 21 months of COVID. We have all lived through extraordinary times and no-one could have predicted in early 2020 how long the impact of COVID would last and indeed still continues to affect the UK economy and the rest of the world today.

 

We are about to enter another period of uncertainty as the government support schemes, suspension of insolvency laws and property eviction laws gradually come to an end. The impact on the UK economy of these factors is hard to gauge when coupled with supply chain disruption and labour shortages in some sectors.

 

However, in the short term these issues will not affect the Company's day to day functioning due to Honye's cautious approach to investment and identification of suitable acquisition candidates its running costs are low and its asset is still cash in the bank.

 

When (and we have to say "if") the acquisition of Zoyo is completed your Board will be in a position to provide you with more detail about the target and how the then prevailing market conditions are likely to affect trading.

 

As ever we remain optimistic about a positive outcome to these negotiations but will keep you informed of material developments.

 

 

 

Gareth Edwards

 

Non-Executive Chairman

 

30 November 2021

 

 

 

DIRECTORS' REPORT

 

The Directors present this report on the Company, together with the audited financial statements of the Company for the year from 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021.

 

Principal activities

 

The Company was formed to undertake acquisitions in a company or businesses principally in the financial services and fintech sectors. In particular, the initial focus will be to acquire companies which have the potential of growing in the Asian market.  Post-acquisition, the Company will generate returns for shareholders through raising new capital through the enlarged listed entity, and operational improvement, economics of scale, and the subsequent performance of the acquired business. 

 

Dividends

 

The Directors do not propose a dividend for the year ended 31 July 2021.

 

Post balance sheet events

 

There have been no material events that have occurred since the year end that require further disclosure.

 

Directors

 

The Directors of the Company who have served during the year and at the date of this report are:

 

 

Director Name

Role

Date of Appointment

Xu, Wanbao

Executive Director

18 July 2018

Gareth Maitland Edwards

Independent Non-executive Director

7 December 2018

Shaun Carew-Wootton

Independent non-executive director

7 December 2018

Yu Xing Liu

Executive Director

7 April 2020

 

Donations

 

No political or charitable donations have been made in the year.

 

Provision of information to auditors

 

Each of the persons who are Directors at the time when this Directors' Report is approved has confirmed that:

 

• so far as that Director is aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the Company's auditor is unaware; and

 

• each Director has taken all the steps that ought to have been taken as a director in order to be aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the Company's auditor is aware of that information.

 

Independent auditors

 

The Company's auditor is BDO LLP, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 7EU .

 

By order of the board

 

 

 

Wanbao Xu

  Executive Director

30 November 2021

 

 

 

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT

 

Introduction

 

The Board recognises the importance and value for the Company and its shareholders of good corporate governance. The Company Statement on Corporate Governance is set out below.

 

Board

 

The Board is currently comprised of:

 

Gareth Edwards, Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Shaun Carew-Wootton, Independent Non-Executive Director

Wanbao Xu, Executive Director

Yu Xing Liu,  Executive Director

 

Mr Wanbao Xu is also considered as a main shareholder by virtue of his indirect significant securities in the Company as at 31 July 2021.

 

The terms and conditions of appointment of the non-executive directors are available for inspection at the Company's registered office.

 

For the year ending 31 July 2021 there were six Board Meetings and all directors were in attendance. There were 10 separate committee meetings of the independent non-executive directors during the year.

 

The executive directors work full time for the Company committing such time as may be required to service the needs of the Company. The non-executive Directors are contractually committed to one day per month to fulfil their obligations to the Company but would commit such other time as may be necessary to service the needs of the Company.

 

The Company has no business or trade and so the skills required for the directors to carry out their duties, at this stage, are limited to corporate governance.

 

Gareth Edwards, the Non-Executive Chairman, is a solicitor and has practised Corporate law relating to publicly listed companies for 35 years and as part of the annual renewal of his practising certificate is required to undertake "Continuing Professional Development" which keeps his knowledge of the law and corporate governance requirements current. The other directors undertake such research, reading and courses necessary to keep themselves up to date.

 

In his capacity as Non-Executive Chairman, Gareth Edwards has assumed responsibility for leading the Board effectively and ensuring the Company has appropriate corporate governance in place and that these standards are observed and applied in the Company. When the Company makes an acquisition, the Board will review the corporate governance to ensure it adapts to take account of the newly acquired business.

 

Corporate Governance Statement

 

As a company with a Standard Listing the Company is not required to comply with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code.  Nevertheless, the directors are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance and propose, so far as is practicable given the Company's size and nature, to voluntarily adopt and comply with the QCA Code (available on the QCA's website (www.theqca.com)).  However at present, due to the size of the Company, the directors acknowledge that adherence to certain other provisions of the QCA Code may be delayed until such time as the directors are able to fully adopt them.  In particular, action will be required in the following areas:

 

· in keeping with the QCA Code provisions on board composition, the Company has separated the roles of chairman and executive director.  As the Company grows, the Board will seek to appoint additional independent directors, one of whom will be appointed as senior independent director;

· the Company is currently too small to have an audit committee, a remuneration committee or a nominations committee established and the appointments to such committees will be revisited upon the completion of an Acquisition along with incorporating terms of reference for them;

· the QCA Code recommends that companies publish key performance indicators which align with strategy and feedback through regular meetings with shareholders and directors.  The Company will not comply with this provision until after such time as it has made an Acquisition; and

· given the Company's size, it has not yet developed a corporate and social responsibility policy or diversity policy.  One will be put in place at the appropriate time.

In line with the QCA Code, the Company holds timely board meetings as issues arise which require the attention of the Board. The Board is responsible for the management of the business of the Company, setting the strategic direction of the Company and establishing the policies of the Company. It is the directors' responsibility to oversee the financial position of the Company and monitor the business and affairs of the Company, on behalf of the Shareholders, to whom they are accountable. The primary duty of the directors is to act in the best interests of the Company at all times. The Board also addresses issues relating to internal control and the Company's approach to risk management.

 

The Board as a whole will be responsible for sourcing acquisitions and ensuring that opportunities are in conformity with the Company's strategy. The Board will meet periodically to: (i) discuss possible acquisition opportunities for the Company; (ii) monitor the deal flow and acquisitions in progress; and (iii) review the Company's strategy and ensure that it is up-to-date and appropriate for the Company and its aims.

 

The directors are responsible for internal controls in the Company and for reviewing effectiveness.  Due to the size of the Company, all key decisions are made by the Board. The directors have reviewed the effectiveness of the Company's internal controls during the year under review and consider that there have been no material losses, contingencies or uncertainties due to weaknesses in the controls.

 

Share Dealings

 

The Company has voluntarily adopted a dealing code and procedures manual which complies with the ‎Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 and will take all reasonable steps to ensure compliance by the ‎directors and any relevant individuals. ‎

 

Annual General Meeting

 

Individual shareholders will be given the opportunity to put questions to the Chairman and to other members of the Board that may be present at the AGM.

 

The Company will ensure a quorum is present to allow the formal business of the AGM to be transacted. Voting on all resolutions will be taken by way of a poll whereby shareholder votes are counted according to the number of shares held by each shareholder. Notice of the AGM will be sent to shareholders before the meeting, which is planned to be on 18 March 2022 at 201 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M 3AB. Details of proxy votes for and against each resolution, together with the votes withheld are announced to the London Stock Exchange and are published on the Company's website as soon as practical after the meeting.

 

Gareth Edwards

Non-Executive Chairman

 

STATEMENT OF DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Directors are responsible for preparing the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations.

 

Cayman Islands Company law requires the Directors to prepare financial statements for each financial period.  Under that law the Directors have elected to prepare the financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union ("IFRS"). The Directors must not approve the financial statements unless they are satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and of the profit or loss of the Company for that period.

 

In preparing these financial statements, the directors are required to:

 

· select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;

 

· make judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;

 

· prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the Company will continue in business

 

The Directors are responsible for causing to be kept proper books of account with respect to:

 

· all sums of money received and expensed by the Company and the matters in respect of which the receipt and expenditure takes place;

 

· all sales and purchases of goods by the Company; and

 

· the assets and liabilities of the Company.

 

They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the Company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

 

Gareth Edwards

 

Non-Executive Chairman

 

30 November 2021

 

Independent auditor's report to the members of Honye Financial Services Ltd

 

Opinion on the financial statements

 

In our opinion the financial statements:

 

give a true and fair view of the state of the Company's affairs as at 31 July 2021 and of the Company's loss for the year then ended;

have been properly prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union.

 

We have audited the financial statements of Honye Financial Services Ltd (the 'Company') for the year ended 31 July 2021 which comprise the Statement of Comprehensive Income, the Statement of Financial Position, the Statement of Changes in Equity, the Statement of Cash Flows and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union.

 

Basis for opinion

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) (ISAs

(UK)) and applicable law. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the

Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements section of our report. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion. Our audit opinion is consistent with the additional report to the audit committee .

 

Independence

 

Following the recommendation of the Board, we were appointed to audit the financial statements for the year ended 31 July 2019 and subsequent financial periods. The period of total uninterrupted engagement is 3 years, covering the years ended 31 July 2021 . We remain independent of the Company in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements in the UK, including the FRC's Ethical Standard as applied to listed public interest entities, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements. The non-audit services prohibited by that standard were not provided to the Company.

 

Material uncertainty related to going concern

 

In auditing the financial statements, we have concluded that the Directors' use of the going concern basis of accounting in the preparation of the financial statements is appropriate. We considered going concern to be a key audit matter. 

 

We draw your attention to note 4b of the financial statements, which indicates that the Company is in the process of a Reverse Take Over '(RTO').  Should the RTO not go ahead, the Company's ability to meet its cashflow requirements could be difficult given that the Company is non trading. As stated in Note 4b, these conditions indicate that a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. Our opinion is not modified in respect of this matter.

 

Our evaluation of the Directors' assessment of the Company's ability to continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting and in response to the key audit matter included:

 

 

In our evaluation of the Directors' conclusions, we considered the inherent risks to the Company's business model and analysed how those risks might affect the Company's financial resources or ability to continue operations over the going concern period. The risks that we considered most likely to affect the Company's financial resources or ability to continue operations over this period was the availability of capital to meet operating costs and other financial commitments.

Obtained forecast used to support the going concern assessment and challenged Directors' assumptions and judgements applied in the forecast for consistency with our understanding of the business, observations of historic trends and other corroborative information. For example, confirmed with the major suppliers of the Company their estimated expenses to be charged to the Company over the next 12 months from expected accounts signing date, and obtained legally binding agreements entered between the Company and executive Directors and L&S Capital Limited for deferring and waiving payments of the balances owing to them at year end

Performed retrospective and stress testing of the forecast

Considered the impact of the Covid 19 on the Company's operations and business activities

Reviewed the going concern disclosures included in the financial statements and assessed whether the disclosures were appropriate and sufficient in accordance with accounting standards and applicable regulations.

 

Our responsibilities and the responsibilities of the Directors with respect to going concern are described in the relevant sections of this report.

 

Overview

 

 

Coverage

99.6% (2020: 99.9%) of Company administrative expenses 100% (2020: 100%) of Company liabilities

100% (2020: 100%) of Company total assets

 

 

Key audit matters

 


2021

2020

Completeness, existence and accuracy of administrative expenses

 

 

 

  √

Going concern

  -

 

Materiality

£12,195 (2020:£5,000) based on 1.5% (2020: 1.5%) of total administrative expenses

 

An overview of the scope of our audit

Our audit was scoped by obtaining an understanding of the Company and its environment, including the Company's system of internal control, and assessing the risks of material misstatement in the financial statements. We also addressed the risk of management override of internal controls, including assessing whether there was evidence of bias by the Directors that may have represented a risk of material misstatement.

All our audit work was carried out in the UK by the Company's audit team.

 

Key audit matters

 

Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgement, were of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period and include the most significant assessed risks of material misstatement (whether or not due to fraud) that we identified, including those which had the greatest effect on: the overall audit strategy, the allocation of resources in the audit, and directing the efforts of the engagement team. This matter was addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on this matter.  In addition to the matter described in the Material uncertainty related to going concern section of our report, we have determined the matters below to be the key audit matters to be communicated in our report.

 

Key audit matter

How the scope of our audit addressed the key audit matter

Completeness, existence and accuracy of administrative expenses

 

The Company has not started earning any revenue and hence administrative expenses form the most significant assessed risk of misstatements.

 

 

Therefore, completeness, existence and accuracy of administrative expenses is considered to be a significant risk and key audit matter.

 

 

 

 

· Obtained the list of expenses and agreed the total to the trial balance

 

· Selected a sample of expenses and:

a)  agreed the amount to supplier invoices

b)  Obtained understanding of the nature of the expenses and evaluated whether the expense represented a genuine business cost of the Company in the period

c)  Agreed to the bank statements for the payment of the invoices or traced to creditor/accrual listing for unpaid expenses

d)  Checked the name of the suppliers for indication of related parties that have not been identified by management

 

· Obtained the list of suppliers' invoices received post year. For a sample of invoices selected, obtained the business rationale of the expenses and the period the services cover to determine if the invoices have been accounted for in the correct accounting period

 

· Selected a sample of cash movements around year end, obtained an understanding of business rationale of the transaction and supporting documentation to ensure expenses were accounted for in the correct accounting period

 

· For Directors' fees, we have obtained the service agreements with each Director and re-calculated the charge for the year based on the agreed amount per the agreements. We have also obtained Directors' remuneration confirmation from the Directors in relation to fees received during the year.

 

Key observations

From procedures performed above, we have not identified any material misstatements relating to administrative expenses.

 

 

Our application of materiality

 

We apply the concept of materiality both in planning and performing our audit, and in evaluating the effect of misstatements.  We consider materiality to be the magnitude by which misstatements, including omissions, could influence the economic decisions of reasonable users that are taken on the basis of the financial statements.

 

In order to reduce to an appropriately low level the probability that any misstatements exceed materiality, we use a lower materiality level, performance materiality, to determine the extent of testing needed. Importantly, misstatements below these levels will not necessarily be evaluated as immaterial as we also take account of the nature of identified misstatements, and the particular circumstances of their occurrence, when evaluating their effect on the financial statements as a whole.

 

Based on our professional judgement, we determined materiality for the financial statements as a whole and performance materiality as follows:

 




2021

£

2020

£

Materiality

12,195

5,000

Basis for determining materiality

1.5% of total expenditure

1.5% of total expenditure

Rationale for the benchmark applied

The Company is still in its early stages of development and incurring cost relating to potential investments opportunities. In addition, it has not earned any income and hence total expenditure has been considered as the most appropriate measure as it is the main factor of particular interest to the users of the financial statements at this stage.

Performance materiality

£9,145 at 75% of materiality

£3,750 at 75% of materiality

Basis for determining performance materiality

On the basis of our risk assessments, together with our assessment of the overall control environment, the complexity of the Company's financial statements, and Directors' attitude toward proposed adjustments, we set performance materiality at 75% of materiality.

 

Reporting threshold 

 

We agreed with the Board that we would report to them all individual audit differences in excess of £450 (2020: £100).

 

Other information

 

The Directors are responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the annual report other than the financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and, except to the extent otherwise explicitly stated in our report, we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon. Our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the course of the audit, or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If we identify such material inconsistencies or apparent material misstatements, we are required to determine whether this gives rise to a material misstatement in the financial statements themselves. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact.

 

We have nothing to report in this regard.

 

Responsibilities of Directors

 

As explained more fully in the Statement of Directors' responsibilities , the Directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view, and for such internal control as the Directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

 

In preparing the financial statements, the Directors are responsible for assessing the Company's ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the Directors either intend to liquidate the Company or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so.

 

Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements

 

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with ISAs (UK) will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

 

Extent to which the audit was capable of detecting irregularities, including fraud

 

Irregularities, including fraud, are instances of non-compliance with laws and regulations. We design procedures in line with our responsibilities, outlined above, to detect material misstatements in respect of irregularities, including fraud. The extent to which our procedures are capable of detecting irregularities, including fraud is detailed below:

 

We obtained an understanding of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to Company and the industry in which it operates and considered the risk of acts by the Company, which would be contrary to applicable laws and regulations, including fraud. The most significant of these for the Company's business is FCA Listing and DTR rules.

 

Our tests included, but not limited to:

· Enquiring of management and those charged with governance of any non-compliance with Listing Rules;

· Reading minutes of meetings of those charged with governance;

· Considering the design and implementation of the controls in monitoring compliance with laws and regulations.

 

We assess the susceptibility of the financial statements to material misstatement including fraud and considered the key fraud risk areas to be the completeness, existence and accuracy of administration expenses and management override.

 

Our tests included, but were not limited to:

 

· The procedures set out in the Key Audit Matters section above;

· Obtaining independent confirmation of bank balances; and

· Testing journals, based on risk assessment criteria as well as an unpredictable sample and evaluating whether there was evidence of bias by management that represented a risk of material misstatement due to fraud.

 

Our audit procedures were designed to respond to risks of material misstatement in the financial statements, recognising that the risk of not detecting a material misstatement due to fraud is higher than the risk of not detecting one resulting from error, as fraud may involve deliberate concealment by, for example, forgery, misrepresentations or through collusion. There are inherent limitations in the audit procedures performed and the further removed non-compliance with laws and regulations is from the events and transactions reflected in the financial statements, the less likely we are to become aware of it.

 

A further description of our responsibilities is available on the Financial Reporting Council's website at: www.frc.org.uk/auditorsresponsibilities .   This description forms part of our auditor's report.

 

 

 

Use of our report

 

This report is made solely to the Company's members, as a body, in accordance with the terms of the engagement letter dated 9 September 2021.  Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the Company's members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor's report and for no other purpose.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company and the Company's members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.

 

 

 

 

BDO LLP

Chartered Accountants

London, UK

Date: 30 November 2021

 

BDO LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC305127).

 

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 JULY 2021

 





 

 

Continuing operations

 

 

Note

 

Year Ended 31/07/2021

£


 

Year Ended 31/07/2020

  £

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

Professional fees 

Directorship fees

Other expenses

 


 

(578,233)

(232,000)

(2,855)


 

(280,173)

(135,700)

(11,512)

 

Operating loss


(813,088)


(427,385)

 






 

Loss before taxation


(813,088


 (427,385)

 

 

10

 

-


 

-

 

 

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


 

 

 

(813,088)


 

 

 

(427,385)

 

 

 

Loss per share - basic and diluted (pence per share)

 

 

11

 

 

3.3


 

 

1.7

 

 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 JULY 2021

 


Note

As at



  As at


31/07/2021

  31/07/2020


£

£




Assets

Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

12

1,129,541



1,575,076

Prepayments


26 ,237



28,536

Total current assets


1,155,778



1,603,612

Total assets


1,155,778



1,603,612

 

Equity and liabilities






Capital and reserves attributable to owners of the company






Ordinary shares

14

246,714



246,714

Share premium


2,252,892



2,252,892

Accumulated losses


(1,918,668)



(1,105,580)

Total equity


580,938



1,394,026

 

Current liabilities






Trade and other payables

13  

574,840



209,586

Total current liabilities


574,840



209,586

Total equity and liabilities


1,155,778



1,603,612

 

 

These financial statements were authorised for issue by the Board of Directors on 30 November 2021 and signed on behalf by:

 

 

 

Wanbao Xu

Executive Director

 


  STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY FOR THE

  YEAR ENDED 31 JULY 2021

 

 

 

  Note

 

Share capital


 

Share premium


 

Accumulated Losses

 

 

Total equity



  £


£


£

£

Balance as at 31 July 2019


 246,414


2,248,692


(678,195)  

1,816,911

New shares issued


300


  4,200


  - 

4,500

Total comprehensive loss for the year


  -


  -


(427,385)

(427,385)

Balance as at 31 July 2020


  246,714

 


  2,252,892

 


(1,105,580)

 

  1,394,026

 









Total comprehensive loss for the financial year


-


-


 (813,088)

(813,088)

Balance as at 31 July 2021

 14

246,714


2,252,892


(1,918,668)

580,938

 

 

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS FOR THE

YEAR ENDED 31 JULY 2021

 





 

Year Ended 31/07/2021

£


 

Year Ended

31/07/2020

£

Cash flows from operating activities




Loss before taxation

(813,088)


(427,385)

Decrease/(increase) in receivables

2,299


(28,536)

Increase in payables

365,254


163,399

Net cash used in operating activities

(445,535)


(292,522)

 

Cash flows from financing activities




Proceeds from issue of ordinary shares

-


4,500

Net cash generated from financing activities

-


4,500

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(445,535)


 

(288,022)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

1,575,076


1,863,098

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year

 

1,129,541


 

1,575,076

 

  NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1.  GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The Company was incorporated and registered in the Cayman Islands as a private company limited by shares on 25 April 2018 under the Companies Law (as revised) of The Cayman Islands, with the name Honye Financial Services Limited, and registered number 336262.

 

The Company's registered office is located at Ogier Global (Cayman) Limited, 89 Nexus Way, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman, KY1-9901, Cayman Islands.

 

2.  PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES

 

The principal activity of the Company is to undertake acquisitions in a company or businesses principally in the financial services and fintech sectors. In particular, the initial focus will be to acquire companies which have the potential of growing in the Asian market.  Post-acquisition, the Company will generate returns for shareholders through raising new capital through the enlarged listed entity, and operational improvement, economics of scale, and the subsequent performance of the acquired business .  

 

3.  RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS 

he amendments are effective for business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after 1 January 2020.

The new standards that have been adopted in the financial statements for the year have not had significant effect on the company.

 

There are a number of standards, amendments to standards, and interpretations which have been issued by the IASB that are effective in future accounting periods that the Company has decided not to adopt early.

 

The following amendments are effective for the period beginning 1 August 2021:

Interest Rate Benchmark Reform - IBOR 'phase 2' (Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 4 and IFRS 16)

 

 The following amendments are effective for the period beginning 1 August 2022:

• Onerous Contracts - Cost of Fulfilling a Contract (Amendments to IAS 37);

• Property, Plant and Equipment: Proceeds before Intended Use (Amendments to IAS 16);

• Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018-2020 (Amendments to IFRS 1, IFRS 4, IFRS 7, IFRS 9, IFRS 16, IAS 39, and IAS 41); and

• References to Conceptual Framework (Amendments to IFRS 3).

 

The following amendments are effective for the period beginning 1 August 2023:

• Disclosure of Accounting Policies (Amendments to IAS 1 and IFRS Practice Statement 2);

• Definition of Accounting Estimates (Amendments to IAS 8); and

• Deferred Tax Related to Assets and Liabilities arising from a Single Transaction (Amendments to IAS 12).

 

The Directors do not believe these standards and interpretations will have a material impact on the financial statements once adopted.

 

4.  SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

a)  Basis of preparation

The financial information has been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as adopted by the European Union and prepared on a going concern basis, under the historic cost convention.

 

The financial information is presented in Pounds Sterling (£), which is the Company's functional currency. A summary of the principal accounting policies of the Company are set out below.

b) Going concern

The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. The Directors have considered the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Company, in the context of its operations and the market it operates in.

 

As the Company has no existing business and its management operates remotely the practical impact of COVID -19 on the Company has been minimal and it is able to continue to monitor the acquisition opportunities without discernible disruption. At this stage, the Directors do not envisage a long-term impact to the Company resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic but will continue to monitor the situation and continue to expand its search for appropriate acquisition opportunities.

 

On 9 June 2021, the Company announced it had signed non-binding heads of agreements for a potential acquisition which, if concluded would constitute a Reverse Take Over ("RTO") under the Listing Rules. The RTO transaction is progressing well but is not yet close to a conclusion.

 

Taking account of the costs incurred in relation to the RTO transaction and reviewing its cash requirements over the next twelve months, the directors are concerned that, if the RTO and its accompanying fundraise do not complete, there could be uncertainty for the Company's future as a going concern. To ensure the Company's financial survival the executive directors have agreed vary their outstanding service fees payable to them as follows:

1.  For Xu Wanbao:

a)  notwithstanding any accruals made in respect of deferred salary in the Company's accounts, to ‎defer the payment to him of any such accrued sums up to the date until the completion of RTO;

b)  that his salary shall be reduced to Nil from 1 Aug 2021 as long as the Agreement is in existence

2.  For Yu Xing Liu:

a)  notwithstanding any accruals made in respect of deferred salary in the Company's accounts, to defer the payment to him of any such accrued sums up to the date until completion of RTO;

b)  that his salary shall be reduced to Nil from 1 Aug 2021 as long as the Agreement is in existence

3.  For L&S Capital Limited:

a)  to defer the payment of Fees owed to it up to 31 July 2021 in the sum of £82,656 until 30 November 2023;

b)  to defer the payment of Fees in respect of the period 1 August 2021 to 31 December 2021 until 30 November 2023;

c)  that the Fees shall be reduced to £1,000 per calendar month from 1 January 2022 until completion of an Acquisition (as defined below); and

d)  any sums owing in respect of Fees in respect of the period from 1 January 2022 shall be deferred for payment until 30 November 2023.

 

On the basis that the above happens, this would ensure that the Company will continue to be able to meet its liabilities as they fall due from its existing cash resources, if the current RTO fails to complete.

 

We are optimistic that the RTO transaction will be concluded successfully in the next couple of months but in the event that the RTO is not successful the Company will ensure it has adequate financial resources before embarking on an alternative acquisition.

 

The Board recognizes that unplanned for costs can arise and that existing costs can rise unexpectedly. The Board has planned its finances on the basis of current known projected costs. Should the RTO not happen, as there is no trading income, the prospect of unexpected costs and cost increases give rise to material uncertainty that may cast significant doubt on the company's ability to continue as a going concern and therefore that they may be unable to realise their assets and discharge their liabilities in the normal course of business.  The financial statements do not include adjustments that will result if the Company were unable to continue as a going concern.  Should such an eventuality arise the Board will immediately explore the possibility of an urgent fundraise with its brokers.

 

c) Foreign currency translation

 

The financial statements of the Company are presented in the currency of the primary environment in which the Company operates (its functional currency).

 

Foreign currency transactions are translated into the functional currency using the exchange rates prevailing at the dates of the transactions. Foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation at year end exchange rates of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are recognised in profit and loss.

 

d) Financial instruments

 

A financial asset or a financial liability is recognised only when the Company becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. Financial assets and financial liabilities are initially measured at fair value.

 

Transaction costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition or issue of financial assets and financial liabilities (other than financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss) are added to or deducted from the fair value of the financial assets or financial liabilities, as appropriate, on initial recognition. Transaction costs directly attributable to the acquisition of financial assets or financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss are recognised immediately in profit or loss.

 

  Financial assets

All financial assets are recognised and derecognised on a trade date where the purchase or sale of a financial asset is under a contract whose terms require delivery of the financial asset within the timeframe established by the market concerned, and are initially measured at fair value.

 

Financial assets are subsequently classified into the following specified categories: Financial assets measured at fair value through profit and loss (FVTPL), Financial assets measured at amortised cost and Financial assets measured at fair value through other comprehensive income. The Company's financial assets measured at amortised cost comprise cash and cash equivalents in the statement of financial position.

 

Financial liabilities

The Company's financial liabilities include trade and other payables. Financial liabilities are recognised when the Company  becomes a party to the contractual provision of the instrument. All financial liabilities are recognised initially at their fair value, net of transaction costs, and subsequently measured at amortised cost, using the effective interest method, unless

the effect of discounting would be insignificant, in which case they are stated at cost. The Company derecognises financial liabilities when, and only when, the Company's obligation are discharged, cancelled or they expire.

e) Cash and cash equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents include cash in hand, deposits held on call with banks and other short term (having original maturity within 3 months) highly liquid investments that are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value.

f) Administrative expenses

Administrative expense includes professional fees, directorship fees and other other expenses, which are recognised on an accruals basis as services are provided to the Company.

5.  ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS

 

Preparation of financial information in conformity with IFRS requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis of making judgements about carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.

It is the Directors' view that there are no significant areas of estimation, uncertainty and critical judgements in applying accounting policies that have significant effect on the amount recognised in the financial information for the period.

 

6.  FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

 

a) Objectives and policies

The Company is exposed to a variety of financial risks: market risk, credit risk and liquidity risk. The risk management policies employed by the Company to manage these risks are discussed below. The primary objectives of the financial risk management function are to establish risk limits, and then ensure that exposure to risk stays within these limits. The operational and legal risk management functions are intended to ensure proper functioning of internal policies and procedures to minimise operational and legal risks.

b) Currency risk

 

Currency risk is not considered to be material to the Company as majority of bank transactions were incurred in Pounds Sterling (£). 

 

c) Credit risk

 

Credit risk refers to the risk that a counterparty will default on its contractual obligations resulting in financial loss to the Company. Concentrations of credit risk exist to the extent that the Company's cash were all held with DBS bank. Per Standard & Poor's - the Short Term Deposit Rating is A-1+.

e)  Liquidity risk

 

Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will encounter difficulty in meeting the obligations associated with its financial liabilities. The Company's approach to managing liquidity is to ensure, as far as possible, that it will always have sufficient liquidity to meet its liabilities when due, under both normal and stressed conditions, without incurring unacceptable losses or risking damage to the Company's reputation.

 

f)  Interest rate risks  

 

The Company has limited exposure to interest rate risk on its cash positions. Such exposures are managed as efficiently as possible, given that working capital needs to be maintained. The effect of a 100 basis points increase/decrease in interest rates would not have a material impact on pre-tax profits or equity.

 

7.  SEGMENT REPORTING

 

IFRS 8 defines operating segments as those activities of an entity about which separate financial information is available and which are evaluated by the Board of Directors to assess performance and determine the allocation of resources. The Board of Directors are of the opinion that under IFRS 8 the Company has only one operating segment and one geographic market in the UK. The Board of Directors assess the performance of the operating segment using financial information which is measured and presented in a manner consistent with that in the Financial Statements. Segmental reporting will be reviewed and considered in light of the development of the Company's business over the next reporting period. Honye Financial Services Limited has no activities at present other than reviewing possible investment opportunities.

 

8.  AUDITORS' REMUNERATION

 


The following remuneration was received by the Company's auditors:

 

 




Year ended 31/07/2021

£

Year ended

31/07/2020

£


Remuneration for the audit of the Company's financial statements


 

40,000

 

37,500

 


 

Non-audit services

 

122,488

 

2,250

 

 

 

9.  DIRECTORS' EMOLUMENTS

 



Year Ended 31/07/2021

£

 



Year Ended

31/07/2020

£

 

Key management emoluments






 

Remuneration


232,000



135,700

 


The annual remuneration of the key management was as follows, with no other cash or non-cash benefits.

 





Year Ended

31/07/2021

£



Year Ended 31/07/2020

£


Executive Directors









Wanbao Xu




50,000



50,000


Yu Xing Liu




87,500



15,700











Non-executive Directors









Gareth Edwards




52,500



35,000


Shaun Carew-Wootton




42,000



35,000


 

 

Included within trade and other payables is £218,922 (2020: £58,922), which relates to unpaid directors' remuneration.

 

10. TAXATION

 The Company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its activities are subject to taxation at a rate of 0%.

 

11. LOSS PER SHARE

 

The Company presents basic and diluted earnings per share information for its ordinary shares. Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the reporting period. Diluted earnings per share are determined by adjusting the profit attributable to ordinary shareholders and the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the effects of all dilutive potential ordinary shares.

 

There is no difference between the basic and diluted earnings per share, as the Company has no potential ordinary shares.


Year Ended 31/07/2021

£

 

Year Ended 31/07/2020

£

 

 

 

Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders (£)

 

 

( 813,088)

 

 

( 427,385)

Weighted average number of shares

24,671,350

24,650,227

Loss per share (expressed as pence per share)

(3.3)

(1.7)




 

12. CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS


31/07/2021


31/07/2020


£


£

Cash at bank

1,129,541


1,575,076

 

 



 

 

13. TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES


31/07/2021


31/07/2020


£


£

Trade and other payables

574,840


209,585

 

 

14. SHARE CAPITAL



Number

Nominal

Value

£






Authorised




Ordinary shares of £0.01 each

1,000,000,000

10,000,000






Issued and fully paid

24,671,350

246,714






As at 31 July 2020 and 31 July 2021

24,671,350

246,714

 

All of the issued Ordinary Shares are in registered form and the Registrar is responsible for maintaining the Company's share register. There are no restrictions on the distribution of dividends and the repayment of capital.

 

The ISIN number of the Ordinary Shares is KYG4598W1024 and SEDOL number is BGR5JO2.

 

15. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

There have been no material events that have occurred since the year end that require further disclosure.

 

16. CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

 

The Company actively manages the capital available to fund the Company, comprising equity and reserves. The Company's objectives when maintaining capital is to safeguard the entity's ability to continue as a going concern, so that it can continue to provide returns for shareholders.

 

The capital structure of the Company as at 31 July 2021 consisted of Ordinary Shares and equity attributable to the shareholders of the Company, totalling £580,938 (disclosed in the statement of changes in equity).

 

The Company reviews the capital structure on an on-going basis. As part of this review, the directors consider the cost of capital and the risks associated with each class of capital. The Company will balance its overall capital structure through the payment of dividends, new share issues and the issue of new debt or the repayment of existing liability.

 

17. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The remuneration of the Directors, the key management personnel of the Company, is set out in note 9.

 

On 10 December 2020, the Company transferred £12,500 to Mr Gareth Edwards, the Non-executive director, to arrange the settlement of the broker service fees from the supplier.

 

On 9 June 2021, the Company announced it had signed non-binding heads of agreement with the shareholders of Zoyo Capital Limited ("Zoyo") which set out the key terms for the proposed acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Zoyo. Mr. Yu Xing Liu, the Executive director of the Company, is also a shareholder of Zoyo.  

 

Mrs Wei Wang, the sole director of L&S Capital Limited ("L&S"), is also a shareholder and director of Zoyo. L&S provides coordinating services to the Company, in connection with its London listing retaining activities. The Company is negotiating with Zoyo's shareholders to acquire the entire issued share capital of Zoyo.

 

18. ULTIMATE CONTROLLING PARTY

 

There is no ultimate controlling party.

 

 

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