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Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Kape Technologies

Final results for the year ended 31 December 2018

RNS Number : 2232T
Kape Technologies PLC
19 March 2019
 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014

 

19 March 2019

 

Kape Technologies plc

("Kape," the "Company," or the "Group")

 

Final results for the year ended 31 December 2018

 

Kape (AIM: KAPE), the consumer security software business, is pleased to announce its final results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

 

Financial highlights

·      Revenue1 of $52.1 million (2017: $50.6 million). Strong progress in transitioning to a SaaS revenue model, with 53% of revenues now recurring (2017:19%).

·      Adjusted EBITDA2 from continuing operations up 28.3% to $10.4 million (2017: $8.1 million), slightly ahead of market expectations.

·      73% increase in underlying Adjusted EBITDA from core activities excluding Web Apps and Licences segment3.

·      Increase of 31% in combined segment results3 to $25.7 million (2017: $19.6 million).

·      Significant increase in Segment margins to 49.3% (2017: 35.7%) and EBITDA margins to 19.9% (2017: 16.0%).

·      Strong balance sheet with $40.4 million cash (2017: $69.5 million).

·      Increase of 36.8% in Adjusted Earnings Per Share to 5.2 cents (2017: 3.8 cents).

·      Adjusted cash flow from operation of $5.7 million (2017: $8.1 million). Excluding movement in Deferred contract costs, Adjusted cash flow from operations attributable to the current year was $15.9 million (2017: $9.5 million) which represents a cash conversion of 153% (2017: 117%).

 

Operational highlights

·      Executed two earnings enhancing acquisitions, now fully integrated ahead of management expectations:

In July 2018, acquired Intego, a leading Mac and iOS cybersecurity and malware SaaS business, for a total consideration of $16.0 million.

In October 2018, acquired ZenMate, a multi-platform security software business with a focus on the provision of virtual private network ("VPN") solutions, for a total consideration of $5.6 million (€4.8 million).

Integration of Intego and ZenMate products to Kape's user acquisition platform. Realisation of operational synergies.

·      Completed the transformation to a privacy-first cybersecurity provider, divesting non-core Media assets to Ecom Online Ltd in July 2018.

·      Ongoing progress in developing the Group's SaaS revenue model:

Visibility on revenue in future periods from existing users of approximately $30 million4 (2017: $8 million).

Growth of 219% in subscriptions to 830,000 (2017: 260,000).

Customer retention rates increased to 74% (2017: 69%).

·      Launched CyberGhost 7.0 app and developed plug-ins for Chrome and Firefox browsers.

·      The board remains confident in delivering year-on-year growth in 2019, in-line with market expectations.

 

Ido Erlichman, Chief Executive Officer of Kape, commented:

 

"2018 was a strong year for Kape, as evidenced by our EBITDA growth for the year. We have also made substantial progress in transitioning to a pure SaaS-based model, with $30 million4 in revenues expected to be generated from existing users in future periods, providing a solid platform for sustainable future growth.

 

"Our M&A activity has also gathered momentum, with the integration of the two businesses that we acquired in 2018 completed ahead of schedule. This, coupled with our focus on product development, will enable us to further broaden and deepen our presence in the digital privacy and security sectors."

 

1 Revenue from continuing operations 

2Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and a company specific measure which excludes other operating income and expenses which are considered to be one off and non-recurring in nature.

3The Adjusted EBITDA attributable to the Web Apps and License division for 2017 was $2.2 million. This division was discontinued as of September 2017; as no such revenue was recorded in 2018.

4 Calculated as expected revenues from first renewal of the existing user base in addition to the deferred revenue balance

 

Enquiries:

 

Kape Technologies plc

Ido Erlichman, Chief Executive Officer

Moran Laufer, Chief Financial Officer

 

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About Kape

 

Kape is a cybersecurity company focused on helping consumers around the world to have better experience and protection in their digital life. Kape develops and distributes a variety of digital products in the online security space. The Group utilises its proprietary digital distribution technology to optimise its reach and create a superb user experience. Kape offers products which provide online security, privacy and an optimal online experience. Kape's vision is to provide online autonomy for a secure and accessible personal digital life, with team of over 350 people across seven locations worldwide.

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Chairman's statement

Introduction

I am pleased to report 12 months of significant further development for the Group, during which Kape delivered another impressive operating profit performance. Our senior management team has worked tirelessly to both shape and grow the business - successfully completing two acquisitions, alongside product upgrades and launches. This strong performance has only been possible due to the commitment, hard work and dedication of the entire 'global' Kape family and has underpinned our transformation into a leading consumer security company.

Market overview

The shift that Kape has made into a leading privacy-first consumer security company has been central to our commitment to create long-term shareholder value, as the directors believe that the characteristics of the global cybersecurity market support our underlying growth aspirations for the business.

As the world becomes more reliant on digital communication, with individuals accessing data across multiple devices and from various locations globally, consumers have become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks - with high profile hacking often targeting individuals' private and personal data stored online. We believe that digital 'privacy', alongside 'protection' is becoming the number one individual security concern. The global cybersecurity market was worth $153 billion in 2018 and is estimated to be growing by 12-15% p.a., while the market for privacy solutions is growing at an equally fast rate of 15% p.a.

Kape's growing range of 'privacy first' solutions are now well-positioned to capitalise on this sizeable global market opportunity, as we continue to market to a receptive and highly scalable customer base.

Competitive advantage

Customer acquisition knowhow and a superior product stack continue to be key competitive advantages for our business. 

Our ability to manage and implement highly targeted customer acquisition methodologies enables our team to reach millions of customers daily, effectively and has enabled management to both accelerate organic growth and enhance the customer traction of the software solutions that we have acquired.

Our product and R&D teams continue to work hard to develop and improve our solutions, ensuring quality and ease of use as well as heightened customisation and performance.

Alongside this, Kape prides itself on the strength and talent of its people. We now operate from ten locations in eight countries and are thriving as a truly global business. We are also strong advocates of diversity within our workforce and closely monitor the gender ratio of employees within the Company, with the percentage of women growing from 25% to 35% in 2018, which is an incredible achievement given less than 20% of the global cybersecurity workforce are women. We firmly believe that part of Kape's long-term success is the global and diverse nature of our workforce and we intend to continue our efforts to promote this. We have accelerated our training efforts across the Company and see personal development as an important strategic component of our future growth.

Ongoing strategy

Given the successful execution of our organic and acquisitive growth strategy in the year, management remain fully committed to maintaining our current focus. We will therefore continue to develop and grow our product base, while evaluating selective acquisition targets, which would further enhance our market presence.

The board remains confident in delivering year-on-year growth in 2019.

Don Elgie

Non-Executive Chairman

18 March 2019  

Chief Executive Officer's review 

Introduction

 

2018 was a very significant year for Kape, during which we completed our transformation into a privacy-led cybersecurity software provider, reaching over a million paying customers. We are now proud to offer our consumers an end-to-end software suite which includes: Privacy (CyberGhost and ZenMate), Malware Protection (Intego) and Performance (ReImage and Driverfix).

In the last 12 months, we delivered adjusted EBITDA growth of 28.3% to $10.4 million, increased our subscription user base by 219% to c. 830,000 users and improved our customer retention rate to 74%. We expect to generate revenues of c. $30 million in future financial years from the existing user base.

Performance in the Group's App Distribution segment - which is now Kape's sole focus - remained strong, with revenues of $52.1 million (2017: $48.2 million), and an improvement in both profitability, margin and forward visibility over revenues as a result of the Group's transition to a recurring revenue model.

We have achieved this positive momentum by focusing on a clear strategy, centred on:

·    growing our existing user base by leveraging our proprietary technology to drive customer acquisition;

·    broadening and strengthening our product offering through R&D and acquisitions which offer the potential to enter new verticals; and

·    building our SaaS-based business model to improve both visibility and quality of earnings.

 

Operational overview

 

Key Performance Indicators

In order to focus on profitability, growth and earnings predictability we introduced five key performance indicators, which ultimately underpin Kape's financial progress.

 

Deferred income and adjusted operating cash flow demonstrate the true value of each product purchase from our customers, given that they recognise the benefits across the life time of the contract. Paying users and subscriptions represent our ability to grow the customer base. The retention rate is an indication of the quality of our service and products and our aim is for this to remain constant over the short term and improve in the medium term.

 

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

Paying users (thousands)

 

 

1,100

 

887

Subscriptions (thousands)

 

 

830

 

260

Retention rate

 

 

74%

 

69%

Deferred income ($'000)

 

 

9,514

 

4,014

Adjusted operating cash flow:

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to current year ($'000)

 

 

15,936

 

9,471

Investment in growth

 

 

(10,215)

 

(1,330)

Adjusted operating cash flow ($'000)

 

 

5,721

 

8,141

 

Strong progress was made in the year against our core KPIs, with the increase in both paying users and subscriptions demonstrating the strength of our digital marketing expertise in driving user acquisition. Additionally, the increase in our retention rate to 74% is particularly pleasing, and now compares favourably against the wider B2C cybersecurity industry. Clearly, the most important improvement is in visibility of revenues, and we expect to deliver $30 million revenue from existing users in future periods (Dec 2017: $8 million). This is a key metric for the Group, as it reflects our customers' satisfaction, in addition to providing quality, highly visible earnings for the Company moving forward. In 2018, the Company remained highly cash generative. As stated in our growth ambitions we enhanced the investment in growth, primarily in user acquisition.

 

Divestment of Media division and re-brand

During 2018, we completed our transition to solely focus on the delivery of cybersecurity solutions following the divestment of Kape's Media division, announced in July 2018, to Ecom Online Ltd. As consideration, Kape will receive a 50% share of EBITDA from the Media division for the next five years following the sale. This divestment resulted in an anticipated decrease in revenues for the year and is aligned to the Company's strategy to focus on the development and growth of its owned cybersecurity assets. In March 2018, we rebranded to Kape Technologies Group plc to better reflect the ongoing activities of the business.

Acquisitions and integration

In-line with our strategy laid out at the beginning of the year, we were able to successfully execute on two earnings enhancing acquisitions in 2018, both of which form part of Kape's approach to acquire select businesses to add complementary products and additional users.

In July 2018, Kape acquired Intego, a US-headquartered SaaS business providing malware protection, firewall, anti-spam, backup, data protection and parental control software for Mac users globally, for a total consideration of $16.0 million. With a user base of 150,000 paying customers, high renewal rates and a strong brand presence, Intego brought additional benefits to the Group. We have now completed the integration of Intego and implemented Kape's user acquisition methodologies which we expect to accelerate Intego's growth in the first half of 2019. We have also integrated Intego's R&D, marketing and product teams into Kape, which further benefit from the economies of scale of the enlarged group. We also expect to release new malware protection products in the coming months.

In October 2018, Kape acquired ZenMate, a multi-platform security software business with a focus on the provision of privacy solutions, for a total consideration of $5.6 million. ZenMate is a highly complementary solution to CyberGhost, Kape's existing VPN solution. This synergistic infrastructure allows Kape to leverage the products' strengths and create an improved product for users worldwide coupled with substantial cost savings. In addition, with ZenMate's highly regarded web firewall and its Safesearch application, Kape is now able to provide a broader software suite to protect our customers' digital lives. As part of its integration, Kape implemented an extensive restructuring of ZenMate, which has been completed in less than two months, ahead of management's expectations. As a result, in this short time we have been able to bring ZenMate to profitability. ZenMate is anticipated to be EBITDA enhancing from Q1 2019.

Prior to being acquired, both businesses' marketing activities were primarily organic, presenting a clear opportunity for the implementation of Kape's digital marketing expertise to drive user acquisition and enhance profit margin. The benefits of this implementation are anticipated to begin to be realised in 2019.

 

Organic growth

During the year, we saw accelerated growth in CyberGhost, as we increased user acquisition through the application of our digital marketing technologies and expertise. We have seen positive results in CyberGhost's user acquisition on desktop and mobile; and expect enhanced growth and profitability to be delivered in 2019. In 2018, CyberGhost was one of the top performing VPN solutions globally - ranking in the top three in the US, France, Germany and the UK by industry reviewers.

In our Performance vertical (ReImage and Driverfix), focus has been on transitioning to a subscription-based model and implementing new product marketing initiatives ahead of the launch of two major updates for our driver and computer repair solutions. We are extremely pleased with the results of the transition to a subscription model, which we expect to improve profitability moving forward.

 

Product development

We accelerated our R&D efforts in the year and we now have 68 employees globally who are top-tier experts in their field. Our focus has been on:

·      investment in the next generation infrastructure;

·      development of new products and updates to existing solutions; and

·      implementation of proprietary cross-product business intelligence and marketing tools.

 

Specifically, we released the most comprehensive update to our CyberGhost product to-date with the launch of the CyberGhost 7.0 app across Apple and Android devices, following an increase in mobile subscribers, as individuals look to safeguard their mobile devices. Kape also launched a Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox plug-in based on a distributed computing platform and operating system, which enables greater freedom on the internet. We have seen significant traction across these products, demonstrating our standing at the forefront of the privacy technology sector.

Outlook

The underlying trends in digital privacy and cybersecurity continue to broaden Kape's addressable VPN market to $36 billion by 2022 with demand for privacy solutions anticipated to continue growing 15% annually, underpinning the ongoing demand for our products.

Management are confident that not only does a sizable opportunity exist to add further products to Kape's portfolio through ongoing acquisitions, but there is also substantial potential within Kape's existing product portfolio and user base to further invest in organic initiatives.

We continue to improve and expand our product offering to best serve our customers globally and will continue to evaluate select acquisition opportunities to broaden and deepen our reach. 

 

Ido Erlichman

Chief Executive Officer

18 March 2019

 

Chief Financial Officer's review

 

Overview

Revenue from continued operations for the year to 31 December 2018 increased by 3% to $52.1 million (2017: $50.6 million). Adjusted EBITDA5 from continued operations increased by 28.4% to $10.4 million (2017: $8.1 million) with the increase in Adjusted EBITDA was driven by the strong performance of Kape's core App Distribution activity, with an increase of 8% in revenues, 49.3% in segment results and 73.3% in underlying adjusted EBITDA. In July 2018, Kape divested its Media division to a third Party, Ecom online Ltd, and is now considered a discontinued operation.

Kape remains a highly cash generative business, with cash generated from continued operations after adjusting for one-off non-recurring items in 2018 of $5.7 million (2017: $8.1 million). This represents adjusted cash conversion of 55% (2017: 101%). Cash flow from operations includes $10.2 of million investment in user acquisitions growth that will be expensed in future periods as it attributable to future revenue from subscriptions and is recognised over the expected life time of the users in accordance with  IFRS 15 (2017: $1.3 million). When excluding this investment adjusted cash conversion from operations was $15.9 million, which represents cash conversion of 151%. The Group's balance sheet remains strong with cash of $40.4 million at 31 December 2018 (31 December 2017: $69.5 million) and no debt after cash outflow for investing and financing activities of $32.0 million, that comprise mainly of the acquisitions of Intego and ZenMate and a special dividend payment.

On 24 July 2018, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Neutral Holdings Inc, trading as Intego, for a total consideration of $16.0 million. Intego is a leading Mac and IOS cybersecurity and malware protection SaaS business. Intego is focused on the provision of malware protection, firewall, anti-spam, backup, data protection and parental controls software for Mac. In the year to 31 December 2017, Intego generated profit before tax of $1.3 million.

On 16 October 2018, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of ZenGuard GMBH trading as ZenMate, a multi-platform security software business with a focus on the provision of virtual private network solutions. The total consideration for the acquisition was $5.6 million (€4.8 million) in cash, funded from Kape's internal cash resources, which was satisfied on closing of the acquisition. As part of the acquisition, Kape initiated restructuring plan which was intended to downsize ZenMate's staff and reduce operational costs.

5 Adjusted EBITDA is a company specific measure which is calculated as operating loss before depreciation, amortisation, exceptional and non-recurring costs, employee share-based payment charges and charge of repurchase of employee options which are considered to be one off and non-recurring in nature as set out in note 4. The Directors believe that this provides a better understanding of the underlying trading performance of the business.

Segment Result

 

 

Revenue

 

Segment result

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

$'000

App Distribution

 

52,060

 

48,226

 

25,690

 

17,207

Web Apps and License

 

-

 

2,376

 

-

 

2,376

Revenue

 

52,060

 

50,602

 

25,690

 

19,583

The segment result has been calculated using revenue less costs directly attributable to that segment. Cost of sales comprises payment processing fees and infrastructure costs of the group's VPN products. Direct sales and marketing costs are user acquisition costs.

App Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

Revenue

 

 

 52,060

 

48,226

Cost of sales

 

 

 (5,605)

 

(4,572)

Direct sales and marketing costs

 

 

 (20,765)

 

(26,447)

Segment result

 

 

25,690

 

17,207

Segment margin (%)

 

 

49.3

 

35.7

 

During the period, the App Distribution segment has seen continued growth with an 8.0% increase in revenue to $52.1 million (2017: $48.2 million) and a 49.3% increase in segment result to $25.7 million (2017: $17.2 million). The segment margin has significantly improved to 49.3% (2017: 35.7%). Following their acquisition, Intego contributed $2.6 million and ZenMate contributed $0.4 million to the segment result. Excluding acquisitions, the segment results has increased by 30.2% to $22.4 million in 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA from continued operations

Adjusted EBITDA from continued operations for the year to 31 December 2018 was $10.4 million (2017: $8.1 million). Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP company specific measure which is considered to be a key performance indicator of the Group's financial performance. It excludes share based payment charges and expenses which are considered to be one-off and non-recurring in nature and are excluded from the following analysis:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

Revenue

 

 

52,060

 

50,602

Cost of sales

 

 

(5,605)

 

(4,572)

Direct sales and marketing costs

 

 

(20,765)

 

(26,447)

Segment result

 

 

25,690

 

19,583

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indirect sales and marketing costs

 

 

(6,398)

 

(3,657)

Research and development costs

 

 

(1,389)

 

(535)

Management, general and administrative cost

 

 

(7,529)

 

(7,306)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

10,374

 

8,085

 

Operating profit

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to operating loss is provided as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

10,374

 

8,085

Employee share-based payment charge

 

 

(1,490)

 

(303)

Charge for repurchase of employee options

 

 

-

 

(3,176)

Exceptional and non-recurring costs

 

 

(1,441)

 

(796)

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

(3,800)

 

(2,376)

Operating profit

 

 

3,643

 

1,434

 

Exceptional and non-recurring costs in 2018 comprised non-recurring staff costs of $0.5 million (2017: $0.3 million), mainly due to payments made to employees option holders in parallel to the special dividend paid in June, $0.8 million for professional services for acquisitions (2017: $0.3 million) and $0.1 million related to an onerous lease contract (H1 2017: Nil).

ProfΙt / (Loss) before tax from continuing operations

Profit before tax from continuing operations was $3.3 million (2017: $1.3 million)

Profit from continuing operations

Profit from continuing operations was $2.2 million (2017: $0.2 million). The tax charge derives mainly from group subsidiaries' residual profits. The Group recognises a deferred tax asset of $0.2 million (2017: Nil) in respect of tax losses accumulated in previous years. 

Discontinued operations

On 26 July 2018, the Group sold the Media division to Ecom Online Ltd. This sale is in-line with the Company's strategy to focus on the development and distribution of its own cybersecurity products. As consideration, the Group will receive a 50% share of EBITDA from the Media division for the five years following the sale. The Company recognised a loss from the sale as calculated below:

 

 

2018

 

 

$'000

Consideration received or receivable:

 

 

Fair value of contingent consideration

 

1,257

Total consideration

 

1,257

Carry amount of net assets sold

 

(4,498)

Non-controlling interest

 

989

Loss on sale

 

(2,252)

 

The financial performance and cash flow information presented are for the period ended 26 July 2018 and the year ended 31 December 2017.

 

2018

 

2017

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

Revenue

4,185

 

15,781

Share of results of equity accounted associates

-

 

(40)

Expenses

(4,501)

 

(19,895)

Loss before income tax

(316)

 

(4,154)

Income tax income/ (expenses)

(166)

 

636

Loss after income tax of discontinued operation

(482)

 

(3,518)

Loss on sale of the Media division

(2,252)

 

Loss from discontinued operation

(2,734)

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash outflow from operating activities

(336)

 

(603)

Net cash outflow from investing activities

(341)

 

(175)

Net cash flow from financing activities

-

 

Net decrease in cash generated by the Media division

(677)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

Cash flow from operations

 

 

3,695

 

6,533

Exceptional and non-recurring payments

 

 

1,441

 

1,005

Net cash flow from discontinued operating activities

 

 

336

 

603

Net cash paid due to restructuring plan

 

 

249

 

-

Adjusted cash flow from operations

 

 

5,721

 

8,141

% of Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

55%

 

 

Cash flow from operations was $3.7 million (2017: $6.5 million). Adjusted cash flows from operations, after adding back payments that are one off in nature was $5.7 million (2017: $8.1 million). This represents a cash conversion of 55% of Adjusted EBITDA (2017: 101%). Cash flow from operations includes $10.2 million investment in user acquisitions growth that will be expensed in future periods as it attributable to future revenue from subscriptions and therefore is recognised over the expected life time of the users in accordance with IFRS 15 (2017: $1.3 million). When excluding this investment adjusted cash conversion from operations is $15.9 million (2017: $9.5 million) which represents cash conversion of 151% (2017: 115%).

Tax paid net of refunds in the period was $0.5 million (2017: $0.1 million).

Cash spent in the period on capital expenditure of $2.5 million (2017: $2 million) mainly comprises of capitalised development costs and purchase of fixed assets. Net cash paid for acquisitions in the period totalled $20.8 million (2017: $5.3 million), out of which the Company paid $15.5 million in relation to the acquisition of Neural Holdings Inc and $5.3 million related to the acquisition of ZenGuard GMBH. Net cash outflow for sold operations in the period amounted to $0.3 million in relation to the disposal of the Media division to a third party in July 2018. As a result, net cash outflow from investing activities was $23.6 million (2017: $7.4 million).

In June 2018, the Company paid a special dividend in the amount of $6.8 million representing 3.55 pence per share. In November 2017, the Company repurchased 3.8 million share options from CyberGhost's founder for a total consideration of $3.8 million, out of which $1.9 million was paid in 2017 and the rest in eight equal quarterly instalments. During 2018 $0.9 million in payments were made for the repurchase. During 2018 the company paid $1.1 million of lease related payments that were recorded as part of the financing activities following the adoption of IFRS 16. Employee option exercises resulted in cash receipts of $0.4 million during 2018. As a result, net cash outflow from financing activities was $8.4 million (2017: 1.5 million).

Financial position

At 31 December 2018, the Company had cash of $40.4 million (31 December 2017: $69.5 million), net assets of $73.0 million (31 December 2017: $79.4 million) and was debt free. At 31 December 2018, trade receivables and contract assets were $3.6 million (31 December 2017: $8.5 million) which represented 13 days outstanding, (31 December 2017: 42 days). The decrease in Trade receivables is mainly due to the sale of the media division.

Early adoption of IFRS 16

From 1 January, 2018, the Company adopted IFRS 16, which specifies how to recognise, measure, present and disclose leases. The Company has not restated comparatives for the 2017 reporting period.

On initial application, the Group recognised lease liabilities in relation to leases which had previously been classified as 'operating leases' under the principles of IAS 17 Leases.

If the Company had chosen not to early adopt IFRS 16, the company net profits from continuing operations would have been $2.3 million.

The recognised right-of-use assets and lease liabilities are specified below:

Right-of-Use Assets

 

 

Real estate leases

 

Vehicles

 

Total

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2018

 

1,331

 

77

 

1,408

Additions

 

1,265

 

-

 

1,265

Additions through business combination

 

305

 

-

 

305

Amortisation

 

(1,181)

 

(28)

 

(1,209)

At 31 December 2018

 

1,720

 

49

 

1,769

 

Lease liabilities

 

 

Real estate leases

 

Vehicles

 

Total

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2018

 

1,331

 

77

 

1,408

Additions

 

1,265

 

-

 

1,265

Additions through business combination

 

305

 

-

 

305

Interest expense

 

82

 

11

 

93

Lease payments

 

(1,058)

 

(29)

 

(1,087)

Foreign exchange movements

 

(62)

 

(3)

 

(65)

At 31 December 2018

 

1,863

 

56

 

1,919

 

Moran Laufer

Chief Financial Officer

18 March 2019

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

Note

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

2,3

 

52,060

 

50,602

Cost of sales

 

 

(5,605)

 

(4,572)

Gross profit

 

 

46,455

 

46,030

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling and marketing costs

2c

 

(27,564)

 

(30,143)

Research and development costs

 

 

(1,653)

 

(856)

Management, general and administrative costs

 

 

(9,795)

 

(11,221)

Depreciation and amortisation

6,13

 

(3,800)

 

(2,376)

Total operating costs

 

 

(42,812)

 

(44,596)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

4

 

3,643

 

1,434

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

4

 

10,374

 

8,085

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee share-based payment charge

8

 

(1,490)

 

(303)

Charge for repurchase of employee options

8

 

-

 

(3,176)

Exceptional and non-recurring costs

4

 

(1,441)

 

(796)

Depreciation and amortisation

6,13

 

(3,800)

 

(2,376)

Operating profit

 

 

3,643

 

1,434

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

 

 

587

 

277

Finance costs

 

 

(938)

 

(452)

Profit before taxation

 

 

3,292

 

1,259

Tax charge

5

 

(1,064)

 

(1,102)

Profit from continuing operations

 

 

2,228

 

157

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from discontinued operations (attributable to equity holders of the company)

11

 

(2,734)

 

(3,518)

Loss for the year

 

 

(506)

 

(3,361)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified to profit and loss:

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

 

 

7

 

858

Total comprehensive loss for the year

 

 

(499)

 

(2,503)

Total profit/ (loss) for the year attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

 

 

(518)

 

(3,561)

Non-controlling interests

 

 

12

 

200

Total comprehensive income/ (loss) attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

 

 

(511)

 

(2,703)

Non-controlling interests

 

 

12

 

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total profit/ (loss) for the year attributable to Owners of the parent:

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

 

2,228

 

157

Discontinuing operations

 

 

(2,746)

 

(3,718)

 

 

 

(518)

 

(3,561)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (cents)

9

 

1.5

 

0.1

Diluted earnings per share (cents)

9

 

1.5

 

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the company:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (cents)

9

 

(0.3)

 

(2.4)

Diluted earnings per share (cents)

9

 

(0.3)

 

(2.4)

 

 

Consolidated statement of financial position

As at 31 December 2018

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

Note

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

6

 

36,265

 

12,350

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

713

 

815

Right-of-use assets

13

 

1,769

 

-

Non-current investments

 

 

-

 

50

Contingent consideration

11

 

934

 

-

Deferred contract costs  

2c

 

7,196

 

406

Deferred tax asset

5

 

728

 

97

 

 

 

47,605

 

13,718

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Software license inventory

 

 

52

 

65

Deferred contract costs

2c

 

5,216

 

1,386

Contingent consideration

11

 

323

 

-

Trade and other receivables

 

 

6,101

 

11,071

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

40,405

 

69,502

 

 

 

52,097

 

82,024

Total assets

 

 

99,702

 

95,742

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

15

 

15

Additional paid in capital

 

 

131,091

 

130,728

Foreign exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

 

 

859

 

852

Retained earnings

 

 

(58,991)

 

(53,200)

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

 

72,974

 

78,395

Non-controlling interests

 

 

-

 

977

Total equity

 

 

72,974

 

79,372

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Contract liabilities

2b

 

2,165

 

892

Deferred tax liabilities

5

 

3,125

 

349

Long term lease liabilities

13

 

1,693

 

-

Deferred consideration

14

 

143

 

993

 

 

 

7,126

 

2,234

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

11,131

 

10,094

Contract liabilities

2b

 

7,349

 

3,120

Short term lease liabilities

13

 

226

 

-

Deferred consideration

14

 

896

 

922

 

 

 

19,602

 

14,136

Total equity and liabilities

 

 

99,702

 

95,742

 

Consolidated statement of changes in equity

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

Share

capital

Additional paid in capital

Foreign exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

Retained earnings

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

Non-controlling interests

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

   $'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2017

14

130,292

(6)

(49,747)

80,553

-

  80,553

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year

-

-

 

(3,561)

(3,561)

200

(3,361)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

-

-

858

-

858

-

858

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

858

(3,561)

(2,703)

200

(2,503)

Non-controlling interest from acquisition of subsidiary

-

-

-

-

-

777

777

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payments

-

-

-

3,516

3,516

-

3,516

Exercise of employee options (note 7)

1

436

-

-

437

-

437

Purchase of own share options (note 7)

-

-

-

(3,408)

(3,408)

-

(3,408)

At 31 December 2017

15

130,728

852

(53,200)

78,395

977

79,372

At 1 January 2018

15

130,728

852

(53,200)

78,395

977

  79,372

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year

-

-

 

(518)

(518)

12

(506)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

-

-

7

-

7

-

7

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

7

(518)

(511)

12

(499)

Non-controlling interest from disposal of subsidiary

-

-

-

-

-

(989)

(989)

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payments

-

-

-

1,490

1,490

-

1,490

Exercise of employee options (note 7)

*

363

-

-

363

-

363

Dividend paid to company's shareholders

-

-

-

(6,763)

(6,763)

-

(6,763)

At 31 December 2018

15

131,091

859

(58,991)

72,974

-

72,974

 

* amounts below 1 thousands

 

Consolidated statement of cash flows

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

Note

 

$'000

 

$'000

Cash flow from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year after taxation

 

 

(506)

 

(3,361)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

Amortisation of intangible assets

6

 

 2,617

 

6,046

Loss from Selling the media activity

11

 

2,252

 

-

Depreciation of Right-to-use assets

13

 

1,209

 

-

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

 

 

288

 

399

Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

 

 

58

 

101

Tax charge

5

 

1,230

 

467

Interest income

 

 

(587)

 

(277)

Interest expenses, fair value movements on deferred consideration

 

 

252

 

411

Share based payment charge

8

 

1,490

 

3,516

Share of results of associates

 

 

-

 

40

Movement in deferred and contingent consideration

 

 

(20)

 

(90)

Re-measurement gain on equity interest in associate

 

 

-

 

(52)

Expense from repurchase of employee share options

 

 

-

 

208

Interest received

 

 

587

 

277

Unrealised foreign exchange differences

 

 

(168)

 

240

Operating cash flow before movement in working capital

 

 

8,702

 

7,925

Decrease in trade and other receivables

 

 

3,142

 

967

Decrease/ (Increase) in software licenses inventory

 

 

13

 

(65)

Increase /(Decrease) in trade and other payables

 

 

82

 

(2,113)

Decrease in other current liabilities

 

 

-

 

(209)

Increase in deferred contract costs

 

 

(10,215)

 

(1,330)

Increase in contract liabilities

 

 

1,971

 

1,358

Cash flow from operations

 

 

3,695

 

6,533

Tax paid net of refunds

 

 

(502)

 

(109)

Cash generated from operations

 

 

3,193

 

6,424

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

 

(179)

 

(540)

Sale of property, plant and equipment

 

 

10

 

39

Net cash paid on business combination

10

 

(20,823)

 

(5,337)

Net cash paid on business sold

11

 

(341)

 

-

Intangible assets acquired

6

 

(6)

 

(115)

Capitalisation of development costs

6

 

(2,289)

 

(1,432)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(23,628)

 

(7,385)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Repurchase of employee share options

7,8

 

(929)

 

(1,914)

Dividend paid

 

 

(6,763)

 

-

Payment of leases

 

 

(1,087)

 

-

Exercise of options by employees

7

 

363

 

437

Net cash generated from financing activities

 

 

(8,416)

 

(1,477)

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(28,851)

 

(2,438)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revaluation of cash due to changes in foreign exchange rates

 

 

(246)

 

(124)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

 

69,502

 

72,064

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

 

 

40,405

 

69,502

 

 

Notes forming part of the financial information for the year ended 31 December 2018

 

1          Basis of preparation

The financial information set out in this document does not constitute the Group's  financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 or 31 December 2017. The annual report and financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 were approved by the Board of Directors on 18 March 2018, along with this preliminary announcement. The financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 have been reported on by the Independent Auditor. The Independent Auditor's report on the financial statements for the year ended 2018 was unqualified and did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis.

The financial information set out in these preliminary results has been prepared using International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. The accounting policies adopted in these preliminary results have been consistently applied to all the years presented and are consistent with the policies used in the preparation of the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, except for those that relate to new standards and interpretations effective for the first time for periods beginning on (or after) 1 January 2018. New standards impacting the Group that have be adopted in the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2018 are IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and IFRS 16 Accounting for leases. Details of the impact of these two standards are given below. Other new standards, amendments and interpretations to existing standards, which have been adopted by the Group have not been listed, since they have no material impact on the financial statements.

The Group's revenue and operating costs are predominantly denominated in US Dollars and accordingly the Group's financial statements have been presented in US Dollars.

Going concern

The Directors have, at the time of approving the financial statements, a reasonable expectation that the Company and the Group have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. They therefore continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the financial statements. 

IFRS 9 - Financial instruments

IFRS 9 has replaced IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement, and has had no significant effect on the Group.

The impairment provision on financial assets measured at amortised cost (such as trade and other receivables) has been calculated in accordance with IFRS 9's expected credit loss model, which differs from the incurred loss model previously required by IAS 39. The Group has chosen not to restate comparatives on adoption of IFRS 9. The change to an expected credit loss model as required under IFRS 9 has had an immaterial impact on the group.

As allowed by the transitional rules in IFRS 9, prior year financial statements have not been restated and, in any event, no material changes in the numbers recognised were required. The adoption of IFRS 9 has though resulted in presentational changes as described above.

On the date of initial application, 1 January 2018, the financial instruments of the group were as follows:

 

Measurement Category

Carrying amount

 

Original (IAS 39)

New (IFRS 9)

Original

New

Difference

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current financial assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade receivables and accrued income

Amortised cost

Amortised cost

8,536

8,536

-

Other receivables

Amortised cost

Amortised cost

1,872

1,872

-

Cash and cash equivalents

Amortised cost

Amortised cost

69,502

69,502

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred consideration

FVTPL

FVTPL

993

993

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

Amortised cost

Amortised cost

2,469

2,469

-

Other payables and accrued expenses

Amortised cost

Amortised cost

5,939

5,939

-

Deferred consideration

FVTPL

FVTPL

922

922

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

2          Revenue

 

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sale of software license and services

 

 

52,060

 

48,226

Revenue from advertising

 

 

-

 

2,376

 

 

 

52,060

 

50,602

 

Revenues from sale of software tool and provision of virtual private network ("VPN") solutions are generated from the App distribution CGU, while revenues from advertising is generated mainly from the Web Apps and licenses CGU. The revenues generated from the Media CGU are presented as discontinued operations.

(a)        Disaggregation of revenue

The following table presents our revenues disaggregated by the timing of revenue recognition in accordance with our reporting segments:

 

2018

(USD, in thousands)

 

2017

(USD, in thousands)

 

App distribution

Total

 

App distribution

Web apps and license

Total

Revenue recognised over a period

11,788

11,788

 

6,454

2,376

8,830

Revenue recognised at a point in time

40,272

40,272

 

41,772

-

41,772

Total

52,060

52,060

 

48,226

2,376

50,602

 

 (b)       Contract liabilities

The company has recognised the following revenue-related contract liabilities:

 

 

December 31, 2018

(USD, in thousands)

 

December 31, 2017

(USD, in thousands)

Contract liabilities

9,514

 

4,012

Total

9,514

 

4,012

 

Significant changes in relation to contract liabilities

The following table shows the significant changes in the current reporting period which relate to carried-forward contract liabilities.

Significant changes in the contract liabilities balances during the period are as follows:

December 31, 2018

(USD, in thousands)

December 31, 2017

(USD, in thousands)

 

 

 

Business combination

(3,415)

(2,324)

 

 

 

Revenue recognised that was included in the contract liability balance from Business combination

(1,863)

2,181

 

 

 

Revenue recognised that was included in the contract liability balance at the beginning of the period

(3,189)

-

 

 

 

Increases due to cash received, excluding amounts recognised as revenue during the period

3,082

(3,537)

 

 

 

Revaluation of contract liabilities in foreign currency

(117)

(332)

 

Management expects that 77.2% of the transaction price allocated to the unsatisfied contracts (which represent to contract liabilities) as of 31 December 2018 will be recognised as revenue during the next annual reporting period ($7,349,000), 15.1% and 4.5% ($1,432,000 and $433,000) and will be primarily recognised in the 2020 and 2021 financial years, respectively. The remaining 3.2% ($300,000) will be primarily recognised on the following financial years.

 (c)       Assets recognised from costs to obtain and fulfil a contract

The Company recognises an asset in relation to marketing costs to obtain a contract.  The asset is recognised as the Company expects to recover the cost over the expected relationship period with the customer which includes the initial contract period and expected renewals. The expected relationship period with the customer is estimated based on historical contract renewals data. The asset is amortised on a straight line basis over the expected relationship period with the customer.

In addition, the company recognised an asset for fulfilment costs that are considered directly attributable in fulfilling a contract. The fulfilment costs comprised of processing fees paid to third party processing service providers. This asset is amortised on a systematic basis over the initial contract period.

Significant changes in relation to assets recognized from costs to obtain and fulfil a contract

 

December 31, 2018

(USD, in thousands)

December 31, 2017

(USD, in thousands)

 

 

 

Short term Asset recognised from marketing cost to obtain a contract

4,624

1,071

 

 

 

Long term Asset recognised from marketing cost to obtain a contract

7,066

315

 

 

 

short term Asset recognised from fulfilment cost to fulfil a contract

592

315

 

 

 

Long term Asset recognised from fulfilment cost to fulfil a contract

130

91

 

 

 

Amortization recognised during the period - marketing costs

(2,155)

(294)

 

 

 

Amortization recognised during the period - fulfilment cost

(1,319)

(804)

 

3          Segmental information

Segments revenues and results

On 26 July 2018, the Group disposed the Media division which represented a separate reportable segment in the prior year and this has been accounted for as a discontinued operation, as set-out in Note 11. 

Based on the management reporting system, the group operates two reportable segments:

·      App distribution - comprising the Group's own software and SAAS products and distribution platform;

·      Web Apps and License - comprising revenue generated from monetising web apps and licencing the associated technology; and

 

Year ended 31 December 2018

 

App distribution

2018

 

 

Web apps and license

2018

 

 

Total

2018

 

 

$'000

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 52,060

 

 

-

 

 52,060

Cost of sales

 

 (5,605)

 

 

-

 

 (5,605)

Direct sales and marketing costs

 

 (20,765)

 

 

-

 

 (20,765)

Segment result

 

25,690

 

 

-

 

25,690

Central operating costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15,316)

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,374

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,800)

Employee share-based payment charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,490)

Exceptional and non-recurring costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,441)

Operating loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,643

Finance income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 587

Finance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

(938)

Profit before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,292

Taxation

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,064)

Profit from continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,228

Loss from discontinued operations (attributable to equity holders of the company)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,734)

 

Loss for the year

 

 

 

 

 

 

(506)

 

Exceptional and non-recurring costs in 2018 comprised non-recurring staff costs of $0.5 million (2017: $0.3 million) mainly due to payments made to option holders in parallel to the special dividend paid in June, $0.8 million (2017: $0.3 million) for professional services for acquisitions and rebranding expenses and $0.1 of onerous cost related to lease contract (H1 2017: Nil). The decrease in Employee share-based payment charge is due to the repurchase of the share-based option consideration from the founder of CyberGhost, which completed on 20 November 2017.

Year ended 31 December 2017

 

App distribution

2017

 

 

Web apps and license

2017

 

 

Total

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

48,226

 

 

2,376

 

50,602

 

Cost of sales

 

(4,572)

 

 

-

 

(4,572)

 

Direct sales and marketing costs

 

(26,447)

 

 

-

 

(26,447)

 

Segment result

 

17,207

 

 

2,376

 

19,583

 

Central operating costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11,498)

 

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,085

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,376)

 

Employee share-based payment charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

(303)

 

Charge for repurchase of employee options

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,176)

 

Exceptional and non-recurring costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

(796)

 

Operating profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,434

 

Finance income

 

 

 

 

 

 

277

 

Finance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

(452)

 

Profit before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,259

 

Taxation

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,102)

 

Profit from continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

157

 

Loss from discontinued operation (attributable to equity holders of the company)

 

 

 

                       

        (3,518)

 

Loss from the year

 

 

 

 

 

(3,361)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

Exceptional and non-recurring costs in 2017 comprised $0.3 million of acquisition bonuses to employees, professional services related to business combination of $0.3 million and a $0.2 million expense from repurchase of CyberGhost's founder's share options on 20 November 2017.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is a company specific measure which is calculated as operating loss before depreciation, amortisation, exceptional and non-recurring costs, employee share-based payment charges and charge for repurchase of employees options which are considered to be one off and non-recurring in nature as set out in note 4. The Directors believe that this provides a better understanding of the underlying trading performance of the business.

 

Information about major customers

In 2018 and 2017 there were no customers contributing more than 10% of total revenue of the Group.

Geographical analysis of revenue

Revenue by origin

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe

 

 

 49,302

 

48,225

British Virgin Islands

 

 

 -

 

4

Asia

 

 

-

 

2,373

US

 

 

 2,758

 

-

 

 

 

52,060

 

50,602

 

Geographical analysis of non-current assets

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe

 

 

23,972

 

10,364

British Virgin Islands

 

 

-

 

1,954

Asia

 

 

90

 

847

US

 

 

12,916

 

-

Total intangible assets and property, plant and equipment

 

 

36,978

 

13,165

4          Operating loss

 

Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as follows:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

 

3,643

 

1,434

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

3,800

 

2,376

Employee share-based payment charge

 

 

1,490

 

3,479

Exceptional and non-recurring costs:

 

 

 

 

 

      Non-recurring staff and restructuring costs

 

 

1,441

 

796

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

10,374

 

8,085

Excluding Web Apps and License Segment

 

 

-

 

(2,062)

Adjusted EBITDA excluding Web Apps and License segment

 

 

10,374

 

 

6,023

 

Operating profit has been arrived at after charging:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

Exceptional and non-recurring operating costs

 

 

 

 

 

Non-recurring staff costs

 

 

543

 

295

Professional services related to business combination

 

 

813

 

 

293

Expenses from repurchase of employee share options

 

 

-

 

 

208

Costs related to onerous rent agreement

 

 

85

 

-

 

 

 

1,441

 

796

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auditor's remuneration:

 

 

 

 

 

Audit

 

 

220

 

158

Taxation services

 

 

7

 

8

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

 

2,305

 

1,982

Depreciation

 

 

286

 

394

Amortisation of Right-to-use assets

 

 

1,209

 

-

Employee share-based payment charge (note 8)

 

 

1,490

 

3,479

 

Operating costs

Operating costs are further analysed as follows:

 

 

2018

Adjusted

$'000

2018

Total

$'000

 

2017

Adjusted

$'000

2017

Total

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct sales and marketing costs

 

20,765

20,765

 

26,447

26,447

Indirect sales and marketing costs

 

6,398

6,799

 

3,657

3,696

Selling and marketing costs

 

27,163

27,564

 

30,104

30,143

Research and development costs

 

1,389

1,653

 

535

856

Management, general and administrative cost

 

 

7,529

 

9,795

 

 

7,306

 

11,221

Depreciation and amortisation

 

2,079

3,800

 

963

2,376

Total operating costs

 

38,160

42,812

 

38,908

44,596

 

Adjusted operating costs exclude share-based payment charges, exceptional and non-recurring costs, amortisation of acquired intangible assets and impairment of intangible assets. See note 3.

 

5          Taxation

The parent company is domiciled, for tax purposes, in both the Isle of Man and the UK. The final tax charge shown below arises partially from the difference in tax rates applied in the difference jurisdictions in which the subsidiaries' jurisdictions.

The Group continues to recognise a deferred tax asset of $159,000 (2017: $97,000) in respect of tax losses accumulated in previous years.

The total tax charge can be reconciled to the overall tax charge as follows:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit from continuing operations before income tax expense

 

 

3,292

 

1,259

Loss from discontinuing operation before income tax expense

 

 

(2,568)

 

(4,153)

 

 

 

724

 

(2,894)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax at the applicable tax rate of 19% (2017: 19%)

 

 

137

 

(550)

Tax effect of

 

 

 

 

 

Differences in overseas rates

83

 

(421)

Expenses not deductible for tax purposes

835

 

1,253

Deferred tax not recognised on losses carried forward

81

 

122

Tax expense for previous years

94

 

63

Tax charge for the year

 

 

1,230

 

467

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expenses/ (credit) is attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

Profit from continuing operations

 

 

1,064

 

1,102

Loss from discontinued operation

 

 

166

 

(635)

 

 

 

1,230

 

467

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tax expense from continuing operations Analysed as:

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred taxation in respect of the current year

 

 

173

 

41

Current tax charge

 

 

891

 

1,061

Tax charge for the year

 

 

1,064

 

1,102

 

The group has maximum corporation tax losses carried forward at each period end as set out below:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate tax losses carried forward

 

 

38,974

 

33,235

 

Details of the deferred tax asset recognised arising in respect of losses and timing differences is set out below:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the beginning of the year

 

 

97

 

166

Additions through business combinations

 

 

770

 

10

Disposal of the media division

 

 

(12)

 

-

Derecognised in the year from continuing operations

 

 

(115)

 

(100)

Foreign exchange revaluation

 

 

(12)

 

21

At the end of the year

 

 

728

 

97

 

Details of the deferred tax liability recognised arising from timing differences is set out below:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the beginning of the year

 

 

349

 

691

Arising from business combinations

 

 

2,718

 

366

Foreign exchange differences

 

 

-

 

42

Movement in the year due to temporary differences from continuing operations

 

 

58

 

(59)

Movement in the year due to temporary differences from discontinuing operation

 

 

-

 

(691)

At the end of the year

 

 

3,125

 

349

 

In addition, the Group has an unrecognised deferred tax asset in respect of the following:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax losses carried forward

 

 

38,218

 

33,026

Unrecognised deferred tax assets due to tax losses carried forward

 

 

6,603

 

4,011

 

 

6          Intangible assets

 

Intellectual Property

Trademarks

Customer Lists

Goodwill

Internet Domains

Capitalised

 Software Development

Costs

Total

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2017

36,424

9,462

2,383

685

69

3,450

52,473

Additions

-

90

-

-

25

1,432

1,547

Acquisition through business combination

1,706

546

743

5,690

-

204

8,889

Foreign exchange differences

212

70

92

479

-

16

869

At 31 December 2017

38,342

10,168

3,218

6,854

94

5,102

63,778

 

Additions

-

6

-

-

-

2,289

2,295

 

Acquisition through business combination

5,751

2,491

2,342

16,168

-

-

26,752

 

Disposals

(3,663)

(2,035)

(2,078)

(2,524)

-

(768)

(11,068)

 

Foreign exchange differences

(81)

10

24

125

-

(30)

48

 

At 31 December 2018

40,349

10,640

3,506

20,623

94

6,593

81,805

 

                     

 

Accumulated amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2017

(33,559)

(7,968)

(1,415)

-

-

(2,418)

(45,360)

Charge for the year

(2,320)

(1,595)

(1,128)

-

-

(1,003)

(6,046)

Foreign exchange differences

(12)

(4)

(5)

-

-

(1)

(22)

At 31 December 2017

(35,891)

(9,567)

(2,548)

-

-

(3,422)

(51,428)

Charge for the period

(1,031)

(241)

(450)

-

-

(895)

(2,617)

Disposals

3,663

2,035

2,078

-

-

719

8,495

Foreign exchange differences

15

(5)

(4)

-

-

4

10

At 31 December 2018

(33,244)

(7,778)

(924)

-

-

(3,594)

(45,540)

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2017

2,865

1,494

968

685

69

1,032

7,113

At 31 December 2017

2,451

601

670

6,854

94

1,680

12,350

At 31 December 2018

7,105

2,862

2,582

20,623

94

2,999

36,265

 

On 16 October 2018, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of ZenGuard GMBH trading as ZenMate ("ZenMate"), a multi-platform security software business with a focus on the provision of virtual private network ("VPN") solutions. ZenMate is a digital privacy company, headquartered in Berlin, focused on encrypting and securing internet connections and protecting individuals' privacy and digital data, as set out in note 10.

On 24 July 2018, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Neutral Holdings Inc trading as Intego ("Intego"), a leading Mac and IOS cybersecurity and malware protection SaaS business. Intego is focused on the provision of malware protection, firewall, anti-spam, backup, data protection and parental controls software for Mac, as set out in note 10.

On 26 July 2018, the Group sold the media division to Ecom Online Ltd. This sale is in-line with the Company's strategy to develop and distribute its own cybersecurity products. The carrying value of the Intangible assets of the Media division on the Group balance sheet as the date of the sale is $2.6 million of which the majority related to Goodwill, as set out in note 11.

On 14 March 2017, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of CyberGhost S.A ("CyberGhost"), a leading cyber security SaaS provider, with a focus on the provision of virtual private network ("VPN") solutions. Prior to the acquisition date, CyberGhost acquired Mobile Concepts GmbH, a software development company based in Germany, for an amount of €1.5 million.

On 1 April 2017, the Company increased its holding in Clearvelvet Trading Limited ("Clearvelvet") to 50.01% of the share capital by acquiring an additional 33.34% of its issued share capital. In September 2015, the Group acquired 16.67% of the share capital of Clearvelvet for a total consideration of $850,000, of which $350,000 paid in 2016 with the completion of certain milestones.

Goodwill acquired in a business combination is allocated at acquisition to the cash generating units (CGUs), or group of units that are expected to benefit from that business combination.

The Group tests goodwill annually for impairment, or more frequently if there are indications that goodwill might be impaired. The recoverable amounts of the CGUs are determined from value in use calculations. Goodwill allocated to the App Distribution CGU has a carry amount of $20,623,000 (2017: $4,330,000).

The key assumptions for the value in use calculations are those regarding the discount rates, growth rates and expected changes to selling prices and direct costs during the period.

For the App Distribution CGU, the recoverable value has been determined from value in use calculations based on cash flow projections for the next five years from the most recent budgets approved by management and extrapolated cash flows beyond this period using an estimated growth rate of 1 per cent (2017: 1 per cent). This rate does not exceed the average long-term growth rate for the relevant markets. The rate used to discount these forecast cash flows is 25 per cent (2017: 25 per cent).

The discount rate used in the valuation of the App Distribution CGU was 25 per cent. If the discount rate was increased by 1 percentage point the effect would have been nil. There is no reasonably possible change in assumption that would give rise to an impairment.

 

7          Shareholder's equity

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

Number of Shares

 

Number of Shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued and paid up ordinary shares of $0.0001

148,496,073

 

148,496,073

 

During the year a total of 374,095 new ordinary shares of $0.0001 par value from treasury were sold for cash in relation to share option schemes resulting in cash consideration of $363,000 (2017: $437,000).

During the year 1,800,000 shares were transferred out of treasury to an employee benefit trust as part of a jointly owned equity shares award to members of the executive management.

During 2017 a total of 3,810,667 of share option of $0.0001 par value were repurchased by the Company for a total cash consideration of $3,800,000.

As at 31 December 2018, the Company hold in the treasury total of 4,476,153 of ordinary shares of $0.0001 per value (2017: 6,650,248). During 2018, 374,095 of ordinary shares of $0.0001 par value were transferred out of treasury to satisfy the exercise of options by the company employees (2017: 801,175).

The following describes the nature and purpose of each reserve within owner's equity:

Reserve

Description and purpose

Additional paid in capital

Share premium (i.e. amount subscribed or share capital in excess of nominal value)

Retained earnings

Cumulative net gains and losses recognised in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income

Foreign exchange

Cumulative foreign exchange differences of translation of foreign operations

 

In accordance with Isle of Man Company Law, all of the reserves with the exception of share capital are distributable.

8          Employee share-based payments

 

Options have been granted under the Group's share option scheme to subscribe for ordinary shares of the Company. At 31 December 2018, the following options were outstanding (2017: 8,490,329):

Group

Grant date

Number of shares under option

Subscription price per share 

Group 1

29 May 2014

1,258,132

$0.538

Group 2

21 April 2015

338,781

 $1.305

Group 3

5 January 2016

291,500

$0.710

Group 4

31 May 2016

2,000,000

$0.352

Group 5

26 October 2016

2,232,272

$0.467

Group 6

3 April 2017

884,333

$0.0001

Group 7

15 June 2017

991,287

$0.845

Group 8

26 April 2018

67,500

$0.0001

Group 9

26 April 2018

485,000

$1.280

Group 10

13 July 2018

1,810,000

$1.437

Group 11

24 August 2018

1,800,000

$0.000

Total

 

12,158,805

 

 

Vesting conditions

Groups 1-5 and 7-10 - 25% at the end of the first year following the grant date. 6.25% on a quarterly basis during 12 quarters period thereafter.

Group 6 - 50% at the end of the second year following the grant date and the remainder at the end of the third year following the grant.

Group 11 - 33.33% on a yearly basis during 3 years period following the grant date subject to certain performance conditions 

The total number of shares exercisable as of 31 December 2018 was 5,864,311 (2017: 2,973,348).

The weighted average fair value of options granted in the year using the Cox, Ross and Rubinstein's Binomial Model (the "Binomial Model") was $1.03. The inputs into the Binomial model are as follows:

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Early exercise factor

 

100%

 

150%

Fair value of Group's stock

 

$1.51-$1.61

 

$0.78

Expected Volatility

 

60%

 

70%

Risk free interest rate

 

0.72%-1.50%

 

0.16%-1.11%

Dividend yield

 

-

 

-

Forfeiture rate

 

0%-28%

 

43%

 

 

 

 

 

We used the empirical observations for early exercise factor of public companies as an appropriate benchmark for the expected Early exercise factor.

Expected volatility was determined based on the historical volatility of comparable companies.

Forfeiture rate is assumed to be 0% for senior management and 28% for other employees.

The risk-free interest rate was estimated based on average yields of UK Government Bonds.

The Group recognised total share-based payments relating to equity-settled share-based payment transactions as follows:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based payment charge

 

 

1,490

 

303

Charge for repurchase of employee options

 

 

-

 

3,176

 

Movements in the number of share options outstanding and their related weighted average exercise prices are as follows:

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

Weighted
average
exercise
price

Number
of
options

 

Weighted
average
exercise
price

Number
of
options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the beginning of the year

 

$0.55

8,490,329

 

$0.66

10,259,383

Granted

 

$0.81

4,162,500

 

$0.17

5,843,424

Lapsed

 

$0.96

(119,929)

 

$0.81

(3,000,633)

Exercised

 

$1.02

(374,095)

 

$0.55

(801,178)

Repurchased by the company

 

-

-

 

$0.0001

(3,810,667)

At the end of the year

 

$0.59

12,158,805

 

$0.55

8,490,329

 

The options outstanding at 31 December 2018 had a weighted average remaining contractual life of 7.9 years (2017: 8.2 years).

On 24 August 2018, the Company awarded 1,800,000 in respect of its ordinary shares of $0.0001 each have been granted under the Company's 2014 Global Equity Plan to members of its executive management. The Awards vest equally over the three-year period from grant, subject to the achievement of certain performance metrics relating to the three financial years of the Company commencing 1 January 2018. The Awards have been granted as Jointly Owned Equity Awards ("JOE Awards"). Under the terms of the Awards, the Executives will benefit from the growth in value of their respective Award from the date of grant along with the right to acquire the Trustee's interest by way of a nil cost option in the event that the Awards vest.

9          Earnings per share

Basic loss/earnings per share is calculated by dividing the loss /earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year.

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

cents

 

cents

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

From continuing operations

 

 

1.5

 

0.1

from discontinued operations

 

 

(1.8)

 

(2.5)

Total basic earnings per share

 

 

(0.3)

 

(2.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share:

 

 

 

 

 

From continuing operations

 

 

1.5

 

0.1

from discontinued operations

 

 

(1.8)

 

(2.5)

Total diluted earnings per share

 

 

(0.3)

 

(2.4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted basic

 

 

5.2

 

3.8

Adjusted diluted

 

 

5.0

 

3.7

 

Adjusted earnings per share is a non-GAAP measure and therefore the approach may differ between companies. Adjusted earnings have been calculated as follows:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year

 

 

(506)

 

(3,361)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post tax adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

Employee share-based payment charge

 

 

1,578

 

3,535

Exceptional and non-recurring costs

 

 

1,403

 

793

Amortisation on acquired intangible assets

 

 

1,905

 

4,439

Loss from discontinued operations

 

 

2,723

 

-

Finance cost on deferred consideration for options repurchase

 

 

247

 

-

Adjusted profit for the year

 

 

7,350

 

5,406

 

 

 

 

Number

 

Number

Denominator - basic:

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of equity shares for the purpose of earnings per share

 

 

142,008,376

 

141,547,496

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denominator - diluted

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of equity shares for the purpose of diluted earnings per share

 

 

147,955,573

 

145,260,658

 

 

 

 

 

 

The diluted denominator has not been used where this has anti-dilutive effect. Basic and diluted loss per share are therefore the same for reporting purposes.

The difference between weighted average number of Ordinary shares used for basic earnings per share and the diluted earnings per share is 5,947,198 (2017: 3,713,162) being the effect of all potentially dilutive Ordinary shares derived from the number of share options granted to employees.

10. Business combinations

(a) Acquisition of Neutral Holdings Inc

On 24 July 2018, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Neutral Holdings Inc trading as Intego ("Intego"), a leading Mac and IOS cybersecurity and malware protection SaaS business. Intego is focused on the provision of malware protection, firewall, anti-spam, backup, data protection and parental controls software for Mac.

The Acquisition is directly in-line with Kape's core strategy to accelerate its growth in the cybersecurity market through select acquisitions, and brings significant strategic benefits to the Company.

Details of the fair value of identifiable assets and liabilities acquired, purchase consideration and goodwill, are as follows:

 

Acquiree's carrying amount before combination

 

 

Fair value

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

B2C Brand

-

 

625

Customer relations

-

 

2,155

Corporate Trademark

-

 

1,334

Technology

-

 

3,687

Deferred tax liability

(61)

 

(1,857)

Cash and cash equivalents

510

 

510

Trade and other receivables

229

 

229

Property, plant and equipment

67

 

67

Deferred Contracts costs

291

 

291

Deferred tax assets

684

 

684

Contract liabilities

(2,499)

 

(2,499)

Trade and other payables

(931)

 

(931)

 

(1,710)

 

4,295

Fair value of consideration

 

 

 

Cash

 

 

15,979

Goodwill

 

 

11,684

 

Net cash outflow on acquisition of business

 

 

 

2017

 

 

$'000

 

 

 

Cash consideration

 

15,979

Cash and cash equivalents acquired

 

(510)

 

 

15,469

 

Intego is being acquired for a total consideration of $16.0 million cash, from internal cash resources, to be satisfied on closing of the Acquisition.

Since the acquisition date, Intego has contributed $2.9 million to group revenues, profit of $1.1 million to group loss. In addition, since the acquisition date Intego contributed $2.6 million to segment results of the app distribution segment (as set out in note 3). If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2018, group revenue would have been $55.5 million, group loss for the period would have been $0.9 million and the app distribution segmental result would have been $28.2 million.

Acquisition costs of $0.6 million arose as a result of the transaction. These have been recognised as part of administrative expenses in the statement of comprehensive income.

(b) Acquisition of ZenGuard GMBH

On 16 October 2018, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of ZenGuard GMBH trading as ZenMate ("ZenMate"), a multi-platform security software business with a focus on the provision of virtual private network ("VPN") solutions. ZenMate is a digital privacy company, headquartered in Berlin, focused on encrypting and securing internet connections and protecting individuals' privacy and digital data.

The Acquisition is highly complementary to CyberGhost, Kape's existing VPN solution.

Details of the fair value of identifiable assets and liabilities acquired, purchase consideration and goodwill, are as follows:

 

Acquiree's carrying amount before combination

 

 

 

Fair value

 

$'000

 

$'000

Customer relations

-

 

187

Brand

-

 

532

Technology

-

 

2,064

Deferred tax liability

(29)

 

(861)

Property, plant and equipment

15

 

15

Deferred Contracts costs

96

 

96

Trade and other receivables

139

 

139

Cash and cash equivalents

200

 

200

Deferred tax asset

-

 

86

Contract liabilities

(916)

 

(916)

Trade and other payables

(472)

 

(472)

 

(967)

 

1,070

Fair value of consideration

 

 

 

Cash

 

 

5,554

Goodwill

 

 

4,484

 

ZenMate is being acquired from several venture capital funds and private investors, including the founders of the business, for a total consideration of $5.6 million (€4.8 million) in cash, funded from Kape's internal cash resources, to be satisfied on closing of the Acquisition.

As part of the acquisition, Kape indicated a restructuring plan which was planned and designed by ZenMate former management. The restructuring plan was intended to downsize ZenMate's staff and reduce operational costs. The restructuring plan cost was circa $0.3 million and was completed in January 2019.

Net cash outflow on acquisition of business

 

 

 

2018

 

 

$'000

Cash consideration

 

5,554

Cash and cash equivalents acquired

 

(200)

 

 

5,354

Since the acquisition date, ZenMate has contributed $0.55 million to group revenues, profit of $0.1 million to group loss and $0.4 million to segment results (as set out on note 3). If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2018, group revenue would have been $54.2 million, group loss for the period would have been $1.7 million and the app distribution segmental result would have been $26.7 million.

Acquisition costs of $0.1 million arose as a result of the transaction. These have been recognised as part of administrative expenses in the statement of comprehensive income.

11        Discontinued operation

(a)        Description

On 26 July 2018, the Group sold the Media division to Ecom Online Ltd. As for the sale date, the Media division included Clearvelvet Trading Limited ("Clearvelvet") and Intangible assets of the Media CGU. This sale is in-line with the Company's strategy to develop and distribute its own cybersecurity products.

(b)        Financial performance

The financial performance and cash flow information presented are for the period ended 26 July 2018 (2018 column) and the year ended 31 December 2017.

 

2018

 

2017

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

Revenue

4,185

 

15,781

Share of results of equity accounted associates

-

 

(40)

Expenses

(4,501)

 

(19,895)

Loss before income tax

(316)

 

(4,154)

Income tax income/ (expenses)

(166)

 

636

Loss after income tax of discontinued operation

(482)

 

(3,518)

Loss on sale of the Media division

(2,252)

 

-

Loss from discontinued operation

(2,734)

 

(3,518)

 

 

 

 

Net cash outflow from operating activities

(336)

 

(603)

Net cash outflow from investing activities

(341)

 

(175)

Net cash flow from financing activities

-

 

-

Net decrease in cash generated by the Media division

(677)

 

(778)

 

 (c)       Details of the sale of the subsidiary

 

 

 

2018

 

 

$'000

Consideration received or receivable:

 

 

Short term fair value of contingent consideration

 

323

Long term fair value of contingent consideration

 

934

Total consideration

 

1,257

Carry amount of net assets sold

 

 

Goodwill

 

(2,524)

Capitalised Software Development Costs

 

(49)

Investment

 

(50)

Property, plant and equipment

 

(4)

Trade and other receivables

 

(2,517)

Deferred tax asset

 

(12)

Cash and cash equivalents

 

(341)

Trade and other payables

 

999

 

 

(4,498)

Non-controlling interest

 

989

Loss on sale

 

(2,252)

 

As consideration, the Group will receive a 50% share of EBITDA from the Media division for the next five years following the sale, which will be reinvested in the Group's core App Distribution segment, where all Media division employees were be transferred to.

In order to calculate contingent consideration, the recoverable value has been determined from value in use calculations based on cash flow projections for the next five years agreed upon with the acquiree.

The discount rate used in the valuation was 25 per cent. If the discount rate was increased by 1 percentage point the effect would have been $0.03 million. There is no reasonably possible change in assumption that would give rise to an impairment.

12        Related party transactions

 

The Group is controlled by Unikmind Holdings Limited incorporated in British Virgin Islands, which owns 72.77% of the Company's shares. The controlling party is the Unikmid holding Ltd, established under the laws of British Virgin Islands. Mr. Teddy Sagi is the sole ultimate beneficiary of Unikmind Holding Ltd.

(a)        Related party transactions

The following transactions were carried out with related parties:

 

2018

 

2017

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

Revenue from common controlled company

85

 

2,587

Technical support services to end customers provided by common controlled company

(2,227)

 

(2,704)

Payment processing services provided by common controlled company

(376)

 

(208)

Office rent expenses to common controlled companies

-

 

(230)

Amortisation of Right-to-use assets with common controlled companies (Note 13)

(744)

 

-

Interest expenses from Lease liabilities to common controlled companies

(71)

 

-

Loss debt from related parties (Note 13)

(323)

 

-

 

(3,656)

 

(555)

 

 (b)       Receivables owed by related parties

 

 

2018

 

2017

Name

Nature of transaction

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Parent company

Unpaid share capital

10

 

10

Companies related by virtue of common control

 

Trade

650

 

881

 

 

660

 

891

(c)        Payables to related parties

 

 

2018

 

2017

Name

Nature of transaction

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

Companies related by virtue of common control

 

Other

210

 

90

 

 

210

 

90

 

(d)        Right-to-use assets and Lease liabilities to related parties (Note 13)

 

2018

 

2017

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

Right-to-use assets

1,422

 

-

Lease liabilities

(1,543)

 

-

 

13        Operating leases

 

Effective January 1, 2018, the Company early adopted IFRS 16, which specifies how to recognize, measure, present and disclose leases. The Company has not restated comparatives for the 2017 reporting period, as permitted under the specific transitional provisions in the standard. The reclassifications and the adjustments arising from the new leasing rules are therefore recognised in the opening balance sheet on 1 January 2018.

On initial application, the group recognised lease liabilities in relation to leases which had previously been classified as 'operating leases' under the principles of IAS 17 Leases. These liabilities were measured at the present value of the remaining lease payments, discounted using the lessee's incremental borrowing rate as of 1 January 2018. The weighted average lessee's incremental borrowing rate applied to the lease liabilities on 1 January 2018 was 4.49%. The Company has elected to record right-of-use assets based on the corresponding lease liability.

In applying IFRS 16 for the first time, the group has used the following practical expedients permitted by the standard:

·      The use of a single discount rate to a portfolio of leases with reasonably similar characteristics

·      Reliance on previous assessments on whether leases are onerous

·      The exclusion of initial direct costs for the measurement of the right-of-use asset at the date of initial application; and

·      The use of hindsight in determining the lease term where the contract contains options to extend or terminate the lease.

The group has also elected not to reassess whether a contract is, or contains a lease at the date of initial application. Instead, for contracts entered into before the transition date the group relied on its assessment made applying IAS 17 and IFRIC 4 Determining whether an Arrangement contains a Lease.

The Company's operating lease liability at December 31, 2017, as previously disclosed in the Company's consolidated financial statements (2017: $578,000) differs from the lease liability recognised on initial application of IFRS 16 at January 1, 2018 $1,408,550. The differences attributed mainly to, management assumptions for periods of the leases contract, and the Company decision to apply the practical expedient to account for each lease component and any non-lease components as a single lease component.

 

The recognised right-of-use assets relate to the following types of assets:

 

 

 

2018

 

Rights-of-use assets:

 

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real estate leases

 

 

1,720

 

Vehicles

 

 

49

 

 

 

 

1,769

 

 

Right-of-Use Assets

 

 

Real estate leases

 

Vehicles

 

Total

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2018

 

1,331

 

77

 

1,408

Additions

 

1,265

 

-

 

1,265

Additions through business combination

 

305

 

-

 

305

Amortisation

 

(1,181)

 

(28)

 

(1,209)

At 31 December 2018

 

1,720

 

49

 

1,769

 

The Group had sub-leased one of the Right-of-use asset on 2018, for total consideration of $0.1 million.

Lease liabilities

 

 

Real estate leases

 

Vehicles

 

Total

 

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2018

 

1,331

 

77

 

1,408

Additions

 

1,265

 

-

 

1,265

Additions through business combination

 

305

 

-

 

305

Interest expense

 

82

 

11

 

93

Lease payments

 

(1,058)

 

(29)

 

(1,087)

Foreign exchange movements

 

(62)

 

(3)

 

(65)

At 31 December 2018

 

1,863

 

56

 

1,919

 

2018

Carrying amount

Contractual cash flow

3 months or less

Between 3-12 months

Between 1-5 years

More than 5 years

 

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease liabilities

1,919

2,026

366

782

878

-

 

The Company leases various offices and vehicles. Lease terms are negotiated on an individual basis and contain a wide range of different terms and conditions. The lease agreements do not impose any covenants.

Extension and termination options are included in a number of property and equipment leases across the group. These terms are used to maximize operational flexibility in terms of managing contracts

14        Deferred consideration

 (a)       Acquisition of AjillionMax                                                                                                 

The consideration for the acquisition of certain assets of AjilionMAX Limited in May 2014 included $654,000 deferred consideration. Of this $104,000 was repaid during the year ending 31 December 2014, $156,000 was repaid during the year ending 31 December 2015, $189,000 was repaid during the year ending 31 December 2016 and the remainder was repaid during the year ending 31 December 2017.

In addition, $435,000, included as part of the acquisition arrangements, has been recognised directly in the income statement during the year ending 31 December 2015, out of which $209,000 was paid in May 2017.

 

(b)        Acquisition of DriverAgent intangibles

In October 2016, the Group acquired the intellectual property of PC maintenance software product, DriverAgent, from eSupport.com, Inc for a total consideration of $1.2 million. As for 31 December 2018, the consideration included $0.17 million of deferred consideration (2017: $0.17 million) which is contingent on future results.

(c)        Repurchase of share-based consideration

On 20 November 2017, the Company repurchased 3,810,667 options out of the 4,057,813 option granted to the Cyberghost's former founder for total cash consideration of $3.8 million (€3.2 million). Out of which $1.9 million (€1.625 million) paid upon execution of the purchase agreement, while the remaining amount to be paid in eight equal instalments amounting of $235 thousand (€197 thousand) per quarter over the course of two years and recognised as deferred consideration. As for 31 December 2018, the consideration included $0.9 million of deferred consideration (2017: $1.75 million) which will be fully paid in 2019.

(d)        Sale of the Media Division

On 26 July 2018, the Group sold the media division to Ecom Online Ltd. This sale is in-line with the Company's strategy to develop and distribute its own cybersecurity products. As consideration, the Group will receive a 50% share of EBITDA from the Media division for the next five years following the sale, which will be reinvested in the Group's core App Distribution segment, where all Media division employees were be transferred to. As at 31 December 2018, the consideration included $1.3 million of contingent consideration receivable.

15        Subsequent events

 

There were no material events after the reporting period, which have a bearing on the understanding of the consolidated

16        Cautionary Statement

 

Kape has made forward-looking statements in this press release, including statements about the market for and benefits of its products and services; financial results; product development plans; the potential benefits of business relationships with third parties and business strategies.  These statements about future events are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause Kape's actual results to differ materially from those that might be inferred from the forward-looking statements.  Kape can make no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove correct. 


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