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Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Quixant PLC

Interim Results

RNS Number : 5222M
Quixant PLC
17 September 2019
 

 

17 September 2019

Quixant plc

("Quixant" or the "Group")

 

Interim Results

 

Quixant (AIM: QXT), a leading provider of innovative, highly engineered technology products principally for the global gaming and broadcast industries, announces its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

 

Group revenue and profit for H1 2019 is in line with management expectations and with the expectations at the time of the Group's March 2019 results announcement and its trading update on 23 July 2019.  Quixant's revenue has historically been second half-weighted and as previously announced, management expect this trend to be reflected in full year 2019 results.  However, new information from some customers regarding order levels for the remainder of 2019 indicates that, while this second-half weighting will occur, due to lower than expected demand for our customers' gaming machines, Quixant's total revenues will be below previous expectations and consequently will result in a reduction in full year profits for the Group to between $12.0m and $13.0m.

 

Financial highlights:

 

·    Group revenue $41.9m (H1 2018: $50.3m)

Quixant Gaming division revenue $23.6m (H1 2018: $31.4m)

-      Gaming platforms revenue $19.6m (H1 2018: $27.0m)

-      Gaming monitors revenue $4.0m (H1 2018: $4.4m)

Densitron division revenue $18.4m (H1 2018: $18.9m)

 

·    Group pre-tax profit $3.0m (H1 2018: $6.1m)

 

·    Group adjusted pre-tax profit1 $3.4m (H1 2018: $7.1m)

 

·    Fully diluted EPS of $0.0346/share (H1 2018: $0.0750/share)

 

·    Net cash from operating activities of $6.7m (H1 2018: $1.9m)

 

·    Net cash at 30 June 2019 of $12.4m (30 June 2018: $2.5m)

 

1.     Adjusted by adding back items included in the adjusted PBT reconciliation in note 1 totaling $0.4m (H1 2018: $1.0m).

 

Operational highlights:

•     Greater than expected slow-down in gaming customer orders, particularly in the Australian market as major customers face significant competitive pressure and have lost market share to competitors.  Gross margins remain robust.  Concentration of revenues from top 5 customers continues to decline.

 

·    Customer retention remains strong, new business pipeline is robust and we have successfully converted $12m of the $30m pipeline indicated in the March 2019 results which will lead to growth in 2020 and beyond.

 

·    Expect to commence shipments of sports betting terminals in 2020

 

·    Won gaming platform business of a major Japanese customer which is expected to contribute around $10m per year in revenue starting in the second half of 2021

 

·    Acquisition of the Intelligent Display Systems (IDS) solution by Densitron in the broadcast sector.  IDS combines proprietary hardware and software allowing broadcasters to connect, control and automate devices and activities in and around the studio.

 

·    Densitron continues to see good growth opportunities in the broadcast market, with a pipeline of new opportunities totaling $9.5m as at September 2019.

 

•     Continued development of business infrastructure, including further high calibre, key hires in Gaming product and sales leadership and in the Densitron management team. 

 

Jon Jayal, CEO of Quixant, commented:

 

"As announced in our trading update in July 2019, the first six months of 2019 have seen a deepening in the slow-down of ordering by some large customers.  The second half began with better ordering from some of these customers, but we have now been informed that order levels will not return to those achieved in previous years both for the rest of this year and for at least the first half of 2020.  New business from other customers has partially offset this shortfall and we see strong growth coming from sports betting terminals and new gaming platform customers in 2020 and 2021.  We continue to gain new customers and the market opportunity remains very positive over the medium to longer term.

 

Densitron continue to make progress in the broadcast market under a top-quality new management team and the acquisition of the IDS product set will only strengthen their offering in that sector.

 

Despite this challenging trading period, we continue to make major enhancements to our management team, bringing high calibre expertise to the business. Combined with the technical expertise of our staff, continued profitable trading, positive cash generation and a strong balance sheet, Quixant is in a strong position to return to double-digit growth despite short term softness from some key customers.

Our belief in Quixant's long term growth potential is undiminished.  We have a challenging trading period at present but through this we continue to win new business to generate long term growth, seek greater diversity of growth drivers and evolve the organisation to enable operation as a larger entity."

 

For further information please contact:

 

Quixant plc

Tel: +44 (0)1223 892 696

Jon Jayal, Chief Executive Officer

Guy Millward, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

Nominated Adviser and Broker:

 

finnCap Ltd

Tel: +44(0)20 7220 0500

Matt Goode / Simon Hicks (Corporate Finance)

 

Alice Lane (Corporate Broking)

 

 

 

Financial PR:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3405 0205

Alma PR

 

John Coles / Hilary Buchanan / Susie Hudson

 

 

 

About Quixant

 

Quixant, founded in 2005, designs and manufactures highly optimised computing solutions and monitors principally for the global gaming industry. The Company is headquartered in Cambridge in the UK where the global sales function is based. North America sales and sales support is run from their subsidiary in Las Vegas. Quixant has its own manufacturing and engineering operation based in Taiwan and software engineering and customer support team based in Italy. All the specialised products software and manufacturing are produced in-house and Quixant owns all its own IP some of which is protected by patents and design rights.

 

In November 2015 Quixant acquired Densitron Technologies plc. Densitron has a strong heritage in the sale of electronic display solutions to global industrial markets. Through Densitron's experienced sales team, Quixant has a robust platform to build its business into wider industrial markets. In-depth information on the Company's products, markets, activities and history can be found on the corporate website at www.quixant.com.

 

 

The information communicated in this announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.
 

OPERATING REVIEW

 

In a challenging first half, revenues and profits in the Quixant Gaming division decreased on the prior year as some large customers saw reduced demand for their machines containing our gaming platforms due to heavy competition in their global markets.  Densitron maintained its revenue base and moved further towards growing through its investment in the broadcast sector. 

 

Gaming Division

The first half of 2019 has been marked by the slow-down in sales to some of our largest customers, particularly in the Australian market, as these customers experienced large falls in sales of their gaming machines containing Quixant's products.  Our largest customer, Ainsworth, recently announced its results for the first half of 2019, showing significant declines in revenues and profits, particularly in their domestic Australian market (revenues down 43%), citing strong competitive challenges.  This followed similar issues in the second half of 2018.  Ainsworth has a pipeline of new products but does not expect its revenues to be impacted positively by these products until at least the second half of calendar year 2020.  We therefore expect lower revenue from this customer until its new games succeed in taking market share from the dominant global supplier, Aristocrat.  Our shipments to other domestic Australian customers have been similarly reduced by Aristocrat's high selling gaming titles and sales to these customers will similarly not recover until our customers produce more successful games. 

 

While we have limited visibility on the timing of improved business performance from these customers, ongoing new business wins will increasingly mitigate our reliance on them.  We announced a $30m new business pipeline in March 2019 and we have won $12m of that business since then which will contribute to growth in 2020 and beyond.  Significantly we recently won the gaming platform business of a major Japanese customer which is expected to contribute around $10m per year in revenue starting in the second half of 2021.  We already supply button deck solutions to this customer.  With the broadening of our customer base, we anticipate revenues from our largest customer to continue to fall from 2018 levels (17% of Group revenue) to approach 10% of revenues in 2020.

 

Our sports betting strategy, which we believe has potential to be a multi-million-dollar business, is progressing well.  Sports betting terminals represent an exciting area of business expansion beyond the traditional land-based gaming sector. We are at an advanced stage in discussions with several major sports betting customers who have asked us to deliver a complete terminal solution which leverages our computer boards, monitors and a new cabinet offering.  We expect to demonstrate sample product at the G2E exhibition in Las Vegas in October 2019, potentially leading to full commercial production in 2020.

 

We appointed a new Product Director to the Gaming business in early September, Abhinay Bhagavatula.  Abhinay joined us from Aristocrat Technologies, where he was Director of Commercial and Product Strategy.  This is a critical hire and we are confident he will make a major contribution to our future product development capability and our credibility in communicating a compelling message to the senior management of the major gaming manufacturers.  His many years' experience working in Tier 1 businesses in the gaming industry brings a wealth of new knowledge to Quixant.  We are also in the advanced stages of recruiting a senior new Business Development Director to the gaming team who will greatly enhance our capability in solution selling to the C-suite of major gaming manufacturers.  Abhinay's industry knowledge and the strategic sales capability of the Business Development Director are a powerful combination which we believe will unlock opportunities in the largest gaming manufacturers.

Enhancing our revenue visibility and providing metrics which enable monitoring of the health of our sales pipeline has been a focus through 2019.  We have adopted Salesforce, an industry leading CRM tool already used in the Densitron division and we are in the process of rolling it out in the Gaming division.   It is intended for the first phase of this to complete in October 2019.  The SAP project is now coming to a close and the new system is operating effectively and has delivered process efficiency enhancements already while still being in the early stages of operation.  The next phase of the project will provide greater integration with other systems (such as Salesforce) and streamline sales, operational and management reporting.

 

Densitron Division

Densitron continued to perform in line with our expectations. Densitron revenue in the first half of 2019 was slightly down on 2018, mainly due to the sale of the loss-making Densitron Nordic business.  Growth in other areas of the business have substantially offset the sale of this revenue.  The Densitron business has undergone extensive restructuring and re-energising over the last 12 months and the new management team has made a major positive impact.

 

In March 2019 we signalled a $4.5m new business pipeline in broadcast in Densitron.  That figure now stands at $9.5m driven by the enhanced product range, sales discipline and professionalised marketing messaging generating new business.

 

The acquisition of the IDS product line in July 2019 will accelerate product development in the broadcast sector and should lead Densitron to growth in 2020.  IDS is a successful broadcast product which is used to distribute content and control equipment in a number of high-profile broadcasting corporations.  Densitron will provide a sales network for the product to a global audience. 

 

Financial review

 

Revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2019 was $41.9m (1H 2018: $50.3m). Gaming Division revenue was $23.6m (H1 2018: $31.4m), comprising Gaming Platform revenue of $19.6m (H1 2018: $27.0m) and Gaming Monitors revenue of $4.0m (H1 2018: $4.4m). Densitron division revenue was $18.4m (H1 2018: $18.9m). The Group gross margin of 36.4% was marginally better than H1 2018 (35.8%) as sales of lower-margin monitors became a smaller proportion of revenue.  Gaming monitors revenue comprised $2.5m of higher-margin button decks (H1 2018: $2.2m) and $1.5m of lower-margin monitors (H1 2018: $2.2m).

 

Adjusted profit before tax (PBT) for the six months was $3.4m (H1 2018: $7.1m). Overheads rose by 4% in the period as we recorded full periods for costs added in 2018 part-way through the year.  Unadjusted PBT was $3.0m (H1 2018: $6.1m).  We sold our 80% share in the loss-making subsidiary Densitron Nordic in May 2019 to its management, the costs of the disposal have been shown separately in note 1 below.

 

The Group continues to maintain a strong balance sheet. Net assets at 30 June 2019 were $59.0m compared with $59.4m at 31 December 2018 and $50.4m at 30 June 2018, with minimal debt. Net assets are down slightly on 31 December 2018 as the dividend paid in May 2019 is higher than the profits made in the six months to 30 June 2019.  The introduction of IFRS 16 has resulted in an asset of $1.2m being capitalised, representing a right to use asset of leases, mainly rented offices, with a corresponding lease liability.  The global shortage of electronic components has persisted during 2019 and the Group have continued to make strategic purchases to ensure we can satisfy customer lead times and maintain our margins. As a result, the Group stock levels continue to be elevated, at $22.9m. Cash generation in the period was strong as the build up of customer receivables in the period to 31 December 2018 unwound in H1 2019.

 

The Group continued with its progressive dividend policy, making a payment of 3.1p per share, totalling $2.8m in May 2019. This was in respect of the full year 2018 and represented the sixth dividend payment made by the Group.

 

Outlook

 

Clearly the first half of 2019 and expected persistence in reduced order volumes from some customers for the rest of 2019 are disappointing.  As a result, we do not expect to meet previous market expectations for both revenues and profits in 2019.  Australian customers, in particular, are unlikely to recover in 2020 to revenue levels seen in prior years.  We have continually strived to diversify our customer base to minimise the impact of our historically-high customer concentration.  While this has resulted in a much smaller reliance on our larger customers, our growth in 2019 is being adversely affected by the reduction in revenue from some of these customers.  However, the market opportunity in Gaming has not diminished and we have not lost any customers.  In 2020 we expect to commence shipments of sports betting terminals which should deliver significant revenue.  This will be followed in 2021 by the recent new gaming platform business win in Japan entering mass production.  Alongside these we have several other smaller customers entering mass production in 2020 after completing their design cycles this year.

Densitron is expected to benefit from its focus on the broadcast market in 2020 while maintaining revenue and profits from its existing business in 2019.

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT AND LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2019, 30 JUNE 2018 AND YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Note

30 June 2019

30 June 2018

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

41,943

50,281

115,150

Cost of sales

 

 

 

(26,672)

(32,283)

(75,392)

Gross profit

 

 

 

15,271

17,998

39,757

Operating expenses

 

 

 

(12,268)

(11,744)

(25,173)

Operating profit

 

 

 

3,002

6,254

14,584

Financial expenses

 

 

 

(42)

(139)

(251)

Profit before tax

 

 

1

2,961

6,115

14,333

Taxation

 

 

 

(653)

(1,111)

(177)

Profit for the period

 

 

 

2,307

5,004

14,156

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive expense

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation differences

 

(143)

(55)

(176)

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

2,164

4,949

13,980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

 

2

$0.0348

$0.0757

$0.2137

Fully diluted earnings per share

2

$0.0346

$0.0750

$0.2125

 

The above condensed consolidated statement of profit and loss and comprehensive income should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

  

 

BALANCE SHEET

AS AT 30 JUNE 2019, 30 JUNE 2018 AND AT 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Note

30 June 2019

30 June 2018

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

5,947

6,070

6,104

Right-of use asset

 

 

4

1,223

-

-

Intangible assets

 

 

 

15,473

15,039

15,538

Investment property

 

 

 

633

665

631

Deferred tax assets

 

 

 

157

232

236

Total non-current assets

 

 

 

23,433

22,006

22,510

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 

 

22,852

21,080

19,439

Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

27,092

23,772

31,087

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

13,245

9,504

11,082

Total current assets

 

 

 

63,189

54,356

61,607

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

 

 

86,622

76,362

84,117

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

(85)

(6,092)

(530)

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

(24,028)

(16,152)

(21,052)

Provisions

 

 

 

-

(750)

-

Tax payable

 

 

 

-

(766)

(759)

IFRS 16 lease liability

 

 

4

(466)

-

-

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

(24,580)

(23,760)

(22,342)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

(775)

(868)

(823)

Provisions

 

 

 

(338)

-

(306)

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

 

(1,081)

(1,369)

(1,214)

IFRS 16 lease liability

 

 

4

(810)

-

-

Total non-current liabilities

 

 

 

(3,004)

(2,237)

(2,342)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

 

(27,584)

(25,997)

(24,684)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

 

 

59,038

50,365

59,433

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

106

106

106

Share premium

 

 

 

6,658

6,482

6,499

Share based payments reserve

 

 

 

1,191

1,082

1,102

Retained earnings

 

 

 

50,988

42,336

51,488

Translation reserve

 

 

 

95

359

238

Total equity

 

 

 

59,038

50,365

59,433

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above condensed consolidated balance sheet should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.
 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2019, 31 DECEMBER 2018 AND 30 JUNE 2018

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Translation reserve

Share based payments

Retained earnings

Total equity

 

$000

$000

$000

$000

$000

$000

Balance at 1 January 2018

106

6,102

414

991

39,647

47,260

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit

-

-

-

-

5,004

5,004

Other comprehensive expense

-

-

(55)

-

-

(55)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(55)

-

5,004

4,949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payments

-

-

-

91

-

91

Dividend paid

-

-

-

-

(2,315)

(2,315)

Exercise of options

-

380

-

-

-

380

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

 

-

 

380

 

-

 

91

 

(2,315)

 

(1,844)

Balance at 30 June 2018

106

6,482

359

1,082

42,336

50,365

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 July 2018

106

6,482

359

1,082

42,336

50,365

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit

-

-

-

-

9,152

9,152

Other comprehensive expense

-

-

(121)

-

-

(121)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(121)

-

9,152

9,030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payments

-

-

-

20

-

20

Dividend paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

Exercise of options

-

17

-

-

-

17

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

 

-

 

17

 

-

 

20

 

-

 

37

Balance at 31 December 2018

106

6,499

238

1,102

51,488

59,433

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2019

106

6,499

238

1,102

51,488

59,433

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS 16 restatement of opening retained earnings

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(50)

 

(50)

Profit

-

-

-

-

2,307

2,307

Other comprehensive expense

-

-

(143)

-

-

(143)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(143)

-

2,258

2,115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payments

-

-

-

89

-

89

Dividend paid

-

-

-

-

(2,760)

(2,760)

Exercise of options

-

159

-

-

-

159

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

 

-

 

159

 

-

 

89

 

(2,760)

 

(2,511)

Balance at 30 June 2019

106

6,658

95

1,191

50,988

59,038

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2019, 30 JUNE 2018 AND YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June 2019

30 June 2018

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

 

 

2,307

5,004

14,156

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

 

1,617

1,160

2,745

Taxation expense

 

 

 

653

1,111

177

Financial expense

 

 

 

42

139

251

Equity settled share-based payment expenses

 

89

91

111

 

 

 

 

4,708

7,505

17,440

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

 

3,995

(3,677)

(10,992)

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

 

(3,414)

166

1,807

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

 

2,893

(715)

3,753

 

 

 

 

8,182

3,279

12,008

Interest paid

 

 

 

(42)

(139)

(251)

Tax paid

 

 

 

(1,467)

(1,249)

(481)

Net cash from operating activities

 

6,673

1,891

11,276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

 

(145)

(202)

(632)

Acquisition of intangible assets

 

(1,012)

(1,669)

(3,457)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(1,157)

(1,871)

(4,089)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from new loan

 

 

 

-

225

-

Repayment of borrowings

 

 

 

(492)

-

(5,382)

Lease liability paid

 

 

 

(260)

-

-

Dividends paid

 

 

 

(2,760)

(2,315)

(2,315)

Exercise of options

 

 

 

159

380

397

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(3,353)

(1,710)

(7,300)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

2,163

(1,690)

(112)

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January

 

11,082

11,194

11,194

Cash and cash equivalents at period end

 

13,245

9,504

11,082

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The above condensed consolidated cashflow statement should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.
 

1.   Basis of preparation and accounting policies

 

This condensed consolidated interim financial report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting.  The reporting currency adopted by the Quixant Group is the US dollar as this is the trading currency of the Group.  The financial information shown for the year ended 31 December 2018 in the interim financial information does not constitute full statutory financial statements as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and has been extracted from the Company's annual report and accounts. The Auditor's Report on the annual report and accounts was unqualified.  The condensed consolidated interim financial information is neither audited nor reviewed and the results of operations for the six months ended 30 June 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for future operating periods. The condensed consolidated interim financial information has not been reviewed under IRSE 2410.  This condensed consolidated interim financial report was approved by the Board of Directors on 16 September 2019.

 

The accounting policies applied by the Group in this condensed consolidated interim financial report are the same as those applied by the Group in its consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 31 December 2018 except for the adoption of IFRS 16 - Leases.  The impact of the adoption of IFRS 16 is set out in note 4 below. 

 

Reconciliation of profit before tax (PBT)

PBT and adjusted PBT for the current and prior periods has been derived as follows:

 

 

PBT

 

6 months ended 30 June 2019

6 months ended 30 June 2018

12 months ended 31 December 2018

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

2,307

5,004

14,156

Adding back:

 

 

 

Taxation expense

653

1,111

177

PBT

2,961

6,115

14,333

Amortisation of customer relationships and order backlog1

 

203

 

379

 

757

Share based payments expense2

89

91

111

Loss on disposal of subsidiary3

124

-

-

Restructuring costs3

-

506

3,036

 

Adjusted PBT

3,377

7,091

18,237

 

 

 

 

 

1.     The amortisation of customer relationships and order backlog has been excluded as it is not a cash expense of the Group.

2.     Share based payments expense has been excluded as they are not a cash expense.

3.     Other items of income and expense - where other items of income and expense occur in a particular period and their inclusion in PBT meant that a period on period comparison of operational results is not a consistent basis the directors will exclude them from the adjusted numbers. During the periods under review the directors have excluded restructuring costs and the costs arising from the disposal of Densitron Nordic due to their exceptional size and incomparability with comparative periods. 

 

 

2.    Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months ended 30 June 2019

6 months ended 30 June 2018

Year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings for the purposes of basic and diluted EPS being net profit attributable to equity shareholders

 

 

2,307

 

5,004

 

14,156

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of basic EPS

 

 

66,379,052

 

66,123,336

 

66,239,967

Effect of dilutive potential ordinary shares:

 

 

 

 

Share options

 

 

 

385,798

569,314

380,383

Weighted number of ordinary shares for the purposes of diluted EPS

 

 

66,764,850

 

66,692,650

 

66,620,350

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

3.    Related party transactions

During the period the Group paid €15,600 (2018: €15,600) for administrative services to Francesca Marzilli, the wife of Nicholas Jarmany.  There were no other related party transactions, other than transactions with key management personnel, who are the Directors of the Company.

 

4.    IFRS 16

The group has adopted IFRS 16 using the modified retrospective approach from 1 January 2019 and has not restated comparatives for the 2018 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 retained earnings at 1 January 2019.  In adopting IFRS 16, the Group has taken advantage of practical expedients permitted by the standard, namely the use of a single discount rate to a portfolio of leases with reasonably similar characteristics and the accounting for operating leases with a remaining lease term of less than 12 months as at 1 January 2019 as short-term leases.  On adoption of IFRS 16, 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 2019. The weighted average lessee's incremental borrowing rate applied to the lease liabilities on 1 January 2019 was 5%.  The impact of adopting IFRS 16 at 1 January 2019 was to recognize a right of use asset of $1.2m and a lease liability of $1.3m. 

 

5.    Subsequent events

On 1 July 2019, the Group acquired the entire share capital of IDS Control Solutions Limited for £1.875m in cash, using funds from internal resources.  IDS Control Solutions Limited is a provider of products to the broadcast industry and the products will be used to further Densitron's growth in the broadcast sector.  The business is growing and profitable so will be accretive to earnings immediately.  The provisional identification of the acquired assets and liabilities is not presented due to the proximity of the transaction to the reporting date.


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