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Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Scientific Dig Imag

Interim Results

RNS Number : 7475K
Scientific Digital Imaging Plc
18 December 2018
 

 

Scientific Digital Imaging plc

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

(AIM: SDI)

 

Unaudited Interim Results for the six months to 31 October 2018

 

Scientific Digital Imaging plc, the AIM quoted group focused on the design and manufacture of scientific and technology products for use in digital imaging and sensing and control applications, including life sciences, healthcare, astronomy, manufacturing and art conservation, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 31 October 2018.

 

Highlights

 

·     Revenue increased by 23% to £8,047,000 (H1 2017: £6,552,000)

·     Revenue growth driven by organic (11%) and acquisitions (12%); organic revenue growth notably at the Atik Cameras and Sentek divisions with growth from acquisitions delivered by Applied Thermal Controls, Quantum Scientific Imaging and Fistreem

·     Adjusted operating profit* increased by 31% to £1,494,000 (H1 2017: £1,137,000)

·     Adjusted profit before tax* increased by 32% to £1,464,000 (H1 2017: £1,110,000)

·     Profit before tax increased by 42% to £1,199,000 (H1 2017: £846,000)

·     Cash generated from operations increased by 103% to £1,531,000 (H1 2017: £755,000)

·     In September 2018, SDI acquired Fistreem International for consideration of £756,000

 

* before acquisition and fundraising costs, amortisation of acquired intangibles, reorganisation costs and share based payments

 

Ken Ford, Chairman of SDI, commented:

 

"This has been a record-breaking six-month period with 23% sales growth and 31% growth in adjusted operating profit."

 

"All our businesses are in good health and are prepared to trade profitably through any potential turbulence, while also developing new opportunities. The Board remains confident in the outlook for the year as current trading remains robust and comfortably in line with market expectations. SDI is continuing to review acquisition opportunities of profitable businesses and intends to add other companies to the Group. The Board hopes to add at least one other company to the Group before the end of the financial year as we continue with our successful strategy of organic and acquisitive growth."

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Scientific Digital Imaging plc

01223 320480

Ken Ford, Chairman

 

Mike Creedon, CEO

 

Jon Abell, CFO

 

www.scientificdigitalimaging.com

 

 

 

finnCap Ltd

020 7220 0500

Ed Frisby/Kate Bannatyne - Corporate Finance

 

Andrew Burdis/Sunila de Silva - Corporate Broking

 

 

 

JW Communications

07818 430877

Julia Wilson - Investor & Public Relations

 

 

 

About SDI:

Scientific Digital Imaging plc ("SDI") designs and manufactures scientific and technology products for use in digital imaging and sensing and control applications including life sciences, healthcare, astronomy, manufacturing and art conservation. SDI operates through its company divisions: Applied Thermal Control, Astles, Atik Cameras, Sentek and Synoptics, as well as the recently acquired, Fistreem.

 

SDI continues to grow by developing its own technology advancements and by improving its global distribution footprint, as well as through pursuing strategic, complementary acquisitions.

 

The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

The interim report can also be viewed on the Company's website: www.scientificdigitalimaging.com

Chairman's statement

 

OVERVIEW

 

This has been a record-breaking six-month period with 23% sales growth and 31% growth in adjusted operating profit, together with welcoming a new acquisition, Fistreem International ('Fistreem'), to our portfolio of companies in September this year. The Group will continue to seek to acquire firms which have complementary technologies alongside growing its existing businesses.

 

SDI revenue was £8,047,000 in the six months to 31 October 2018 compared with £6,552,000 for the six months to 31 October 2017. The revenue increase was balanced between organic growth of 11%, notably at the Atik Cameras and Sentek divisions, and the contribution of revenues from Applied Thermal Control ("ATC") (acquired in August 2017), Quantum Scientific Imaging ("QSI") (acquired January 2018) and Fistreem acquired businesses in months in which they were not part of the Group in the prior year.

 

In digital imaging, Atik Cameras expanded revenues and profitability through both OEM and direct camera sales. The business has been enhanced by the acquisition of the QSI camera brand in 2018. Synoptics has continued to focus its product portfolio relative to the different international markets, which has led to the division maintaining profitability during the period.

 

In sensors and control, Sentek has again achieved a significant increase in revenue, and has expanded staffing and begun the expansion of its manufacturing facility. Astles also increased revenues, and ATC has now completed a full year of profitable trading within the Group.

 

We expect Fistreem, our most recent acquisition, to be earnings enhancing in this financial year.

 

During the period, SDI recruited a new CFO, Jon Abell and his appointment is allowing Mike Creedon, the Company's CEO who was covering the role, to concentrate on acquisitions and operational improvements for a growing business.

 

Basic earnings per share was 1.12p (2017: 0.98p). Fully diluted earnings per share was 1.10p (2017: 0.95p).

 

The Group has adequate working capital reserves and bank facilities that can be used, with its steady cashflow, to acquire new companies with complementary technologies and SDI expects to announce further expansion of the Group with the addition of at least another new company by the end of the financial year.

 

PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

 

DIGITAL IMAGING

 

The digital imaging portfolio consists of two companies, Atik Cameras and Synoptics. Atik Cameras designs and manufactures sensitive cameras for deep-sky astronomical and life science imaging applications under the Artemis, Atik, and QSI brands, as well as art conservation via Opus Instruments. Synoptics designs and manufactures innovative digital imaging systems for use in the life science and clinical markets via its Syngene, Synbiosis and Synoptics Health brands and utilises some of the Atik range in its products. These digital imaging companies delivered an 18% increase in sales revenue compared with the prior period.

 

Atik Cameras

 

During the period, Atik Cameras reported strong sales and profitability with a mix of organic and acquisitive growth. OEM sales of cameras with customers including a major life science imaging company, an Asian manufacture of qPCR systems and the Synoptics group remained robust. OEM sales have been strengthened by the successful integration of QSI, which was acquired in February 2018. Atik has continued to work with all QSI's OEM customers to ensure existing products meet their requirements, as well as developing new QSI high-specification camera technology for use in life sciences.

 

Atik has also introduced a new version of the Opus Instruments Infrared Reflectography camera, APOLLO, into the art conservation market in 2018 which has seen strong reviews from the early buyers of the camera. 

 

The division continues to develop new cameras which contain less-expensive CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) sensors instead of CCDs (Charge Coupled Devices), with a view to replacing CCDs in many of its ranges by 2025.The Board believes the demand for Atik's products by life science OEMs, as well as the art conservation and amateur astronomy markets, will ensure Atik maintains its positive contribution to the SDI Group throughout 2019. 

 

Synoptics

 

Syngene is continuing to market smaller, competitively priced DNA imaging systems, which are selling well across all territories. The division will offer a new high-end, multi-application G:BOX system with a 12 megapixel camera (the only one of its type in the world) in 2019. The Board believes this new system will be popular in European and North American markets and will also generate intra-group revenues and profit at Atik Cameras.

 

Sales revenue of Synbiosis' automated colony counters continued to grow in the period. Synbiosis is developing a high-value, fully-automated, plate-feeder and colony counter/zone measurement system designed for pharmaceutical companies that are testing new antibiotics and vaccines which will be launched in 2019.

 

Synoptics Health ProReveal, in-situ fluorescence test to detect proteins on surgical instruments, is being routinely used in 11 teaching hospitals and several decontamination companies across the UK. These hospitals are advocating ProReveal as best practice for detecting proteins on surgical instruments and are purchasing the consumables that are required to operate their systems, which are providing some sales growth with this product. However, because the NHS is not yet enforcing the new HTM 01-01 regulations, which state a test must be able to detect protein to ≤5 µg in situ on an instrument's surface, the uptake of ProReveal across the NHS is slow.

 

 

SENSORS & CONTROL

 

The sensors and control segment of SDI currently encompasses three acquired companies; Applied Thermal Control (ATC), Astles Control Systems (Astles), and Sentek. ATC manufactures, and supplies chillers, coolers and heat exchangers used within scientific instruments. Astles is a supplier of chemical dosing and control systems to different manufacturing industries. Sentek manufactures and markets off-the shelf and custom-made, reusable and single-use electrochemical sensors for use in laboratory analysis, food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care manufacturing, as well as the leisure industry. The sensing and control companies, ATC, Astles and Sentek together delivered a 27% increase in sales revenue compared to the previous period.

 

 

Astles Control Systems

 

Astles' chemical dosing and control systems equipment utilises many of Sentek's electrochemical sensors and has continued to sell into its existing markets and contributed to intra-group revenues during the period. The division has appointed Hal Stephenson as its new CEO, with the company founder Peter Astles taking on a business development role going forward.

 

Applied Thermal Control

 

Applied Thermal Control (ATC) is continuing to sell chillers into the life science sector, as well as into digital printing and laser lithography markets worldwide and has been earnings enhancing for the SDI Group during the period. ATC has redesigned one of its chiller systems to comply with new EU regulations on equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gas and is testing these products in bioprocess automation.

 

Sentek

 

Sentek further increased sales turnover in the period, driven by sales growth of its reusable and single-use sensor portfolio. The single-use electrode business remains buoyant, with Sentek continuing to be a large OEM supplier to two global life science and healthcare companies. Sales of the automated systems made by these companies are increasing year on year and sales of the electrodes continue to grow as a consequence. To ensure the division meets quality and production demands, Sentek has recruited additional staff, and has leased and is refurbishing an additional building to increase the size of its manufacturing footprint. The new facilities will be ready for production by April 2019.

 

ACQUISITIONS

 

In September 2018, SDI acquired Fistreem, a manufacturer of water purification products and vacuum ovens. Its Cyclon Water Still water purifier is recognised as a world leading brand for scientific and healthcare applications. The Board believes that the integration risk relating to the acquisition is low and will increase SDI's business revenue by utilising its current staff level and premises. This is a complementary fit to the SDI Group, providing potential areas for market penetration and growth. The acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing in its first full year of ownership.

 

OUTLOOK

 

Going forward, all our businesses are in good health and are prepared to trade profitably through any potential turbulence, while also developing new opportunities. The Board remains confident in the outlook for the year as current trading remains robust and comfortably in line with market expectations. SDI is continuing to review acquisition opportunities of profitable businesses and intends to add other companies to the Group. Alongside our existing portfolio of businesses serving global markets with niche technologies, we believe new acquisitions will maintain a good balance for continued growth and profitability. The Board hopes to add at least one other company to the Group before the end of the financial year as we continue with our successful strategy of organic and acquisitive growth.

 

 

Ken Ford, Chairman

17 December 2018

 

 

Consolidated income statement

Unaudited for the six months ended 31 October 2018

 

 

 

 

Note

6 months to

31 October

2018

Unaudited

£'000

6 months to

31 October

2017

Unaudited

£'000

12 months to

30 April

2018

Audited

£'000

Revenue

 

8,047

6,552

14,496

Costs of sales

 

(2,736)

(2,163)

(4,954)

Gross Profit

 

5,311

4,389

9,542

Administrative expenses

 

(3,970)

(3,384)

(7,473)

Reorganisation costs

 

(4)

(7)

(63)

Share based payments

 

(48)

(5)

(65)

Acquisition and fundraising costs

 

(60)

(120)

(165)

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

1,229

873

1,776

Net financing expense

 

(30)

(27)

(63)

Profit before taxation

 

1,199

846

1,713

Income tax credit (charge)

 

(203)

25

(98)

Profit for the period

 

996

871

1,615

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

5

1.12p

0.98p

1.81p

Diluted earnings per share

 

1.10p

0.95p

1.79p

 

 

 

 

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

Unaudited for the six months ended 31 October 2018

 

 

6 months to

31 October

2018

Unaudited

£'000

6 months to

31 October

2017

Unaudited

£'000

12 months to

30 April

2018

Audited

£'000

Profit for the period

996

871

1,615

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

50

(5)

(30)

Total comprehensive profit for the period

1,046

866

1,585

 

 

 

Consolidated balance sheet

Unaudited at 31 October 2018

 

 

Note

31 October

2018

Unaudited

£'000

31 October

2017

Unaudited

£'000

30 April

2018

Audited

£'000

Assets

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

 

11,299

10,609

10,727

Property, plant and equipment

 

370

503

431

Deferred tax asset

 

27

47

37

 

 

11,696

11,159

11,195

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

2,200

1,963

2,090

Trade and other receivables

 

2,858

2,186

2,221

Cash and cash equivalents

 

2,307

1,143

2,007

 

 

7,365

5,292

6,318

Total assets

 

19,061

16,451

17,513

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

6

1,378

1,171

1,391

Deferred tax liability

 

1,033

1,015

969

 

 

2,411

2,186

2,360

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

2,392

1,907

2,309

Provisions for warranty

 

11

19

11

Borrowings

6

34

332

29

Current tax payable

 

494

229

244

 

 

2,931

2,487

2,593

Total liabilities

 

5,342

4,673

4,953

Net assets

 

13,719

11,778

12,560

Equity

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

896

896

896

Merger reserve

 

3,030

3,030

3,030

Share premium account

 

6,390

6,390

6,390

Own shares held by Employee Benefit Trust

 

(17)

(85)

(82)

Other reserves

 

196

88

148

Foreign exchange reserve

 

159

134

109

Retained earnings

 

3,065

1,325

2,069

Total equity

 

13,719

11,778

12,560

 

 

Consolidated statement of cash flows

Unaudited for the six months ended 31 October 2018

 

 

6 months to

31 October

2018

Unaudited

£'000

6 months to

31 October

2017

Unaudited

£'000

12 months to

30 April

2018

Audited

£'000

Operating activities

 

 

Profit for the period

996

871

1,615

Depreciation and amortisation

579

306

1,076

Impairment of capitalised development assets

50

-

-

Finance costs and income

30

27

63

(Decrease) / increase in provisions

-

-

(8)

Taxation expense in the income statement

203

(25)

98

Employee share based payments

47

5

65

Operating cash flow before movement in working capital

1,905

1,184

2,909

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

(34)

(62)

(134)

Changes in trade and other receivables

(529)

(119)

(106)

Changes in trade and other payables

189

(248)

185

Cash generated from operations

755

2,854

Interest paid

(30)

(27)

(63)

Income taxes (received)/paid

(8)

-

(198)

Cash generated from operating activities

1,493

728

2,593

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Capital expenditure on fixed assets

(69)

(165)

(184)

Sale of property plant and equipment

35

34

3

Expenditure on development and other intangibles

 

(273)

 

(32)

(620)

Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash

(744)

(926)

(1,341)

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,089)

(2,142)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Finance leases repayments net

(8)

(21)

(33)

Proceeds from bank borrowings

-

450

1,370

Deferred consideration paid

(152)

(1,353)

(1,201)

Exchange difference

-

(4)

(24)

Repayment of borrowings

-

(120)

(1,111)

Issues of shares

-

197

200

Net cash from/(used in) financing activities

(160)

(851)

799

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(1,212)

(348)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

2,007

 

2,355

2,355

Foreign currency movements on cash balances

 

18

 

-

-

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

2,307

1,143

2,007

 

 

Consolidated statement of changes in equity

Unaudited for the six months ended 31 October 2018

 

6 months to 31 October 2018 - unaudited

Share

capital

£'000

Merger

reserve

£'000

Foreign

exchange

£'000

Share

premium

£'000

Own shares

held by EBT

£'000

Other

reserves

£'000

Retained

earnings

£'000

Total

£'000

Balance at 1 May 2018

896

3,030

109

6,390

(82)

148

2,069

12,560

Share based payments

Release of shares on option exercise

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

65

48

-

-

-

48

65

Transactions with owners

-

-

-

-

65

48

-

113

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

996

996

Foreign exchange on consolidation of subsidiaries

-

-

50

-

-

-

-

50

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

50

-

-

-

996

1,046

Balance at 31 October 2018

896

3,030

159

6,390

(17)

196

3,065

13,719

 

 

6 months to 31 October 2017 - unaudited

Share

capital

£'000

Merger

reserve

£'000

Foreign

exchange

£'000

Share

premium

£'000

Own shares

held by EBT

£'000

Other

reserves

£'000

Retained

earnings

£'000

Total

£'000

Balance at 1 May 2017

889

3,030

139

6,200

(85)

83

454

10,710

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

5

-

5

Issue of share capital

7

-

-

190

-

-

-

197

Transactions with owners

7

-

-

190

-

5

-

202

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

871

871

Foreign exchange on consolidation of subsidiaries

-

-

(5)

-

-

-

-

(5)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(5)

-

-

-

871

866

Balance at 31 October 2017

896

3,030

134

6,390

(85)

88

1,325

11,778

 

 

12 months to 30 April 2018 - audited

Share

capital

£'000

Merger

reserve

£'000

Foreign

exchange

£'000

Share

premium

£'000

Own shares

held by EBT

£'000

Other

reserves

£'000

Retained

earnings

£'000

Total

£'000

Balance at 1 May 2017

889

3,030

139

6,200

(85)

83

454

10,710

Shares issued

7

-

-

190

3

-

-

200

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

65

-

65

Transactions with owners

7

-

-

190

3

65

-

265

Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,615

1,615

Foreign exchange on consolidation of subsidiaries

-

-

(30)

-

-

-

-

(30)

Total comprehensive income

-

-

(30)

-

-

-

1,615

1,585

Balance at 30 April 2018

896

3,030

109

6,390

(82)

148

2,069

12,560

 

Notes to the interim financial statements

 

 

1. General information and basis of preparation

 

Scientific Digital Imaging plc (the "Company"), a public limited company, is the Group's ultimate parent. It is registered in England and Wales. The consolidated interim financial statements of the Company for the period ended 31 October 2018 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the "Group").

The Group has determined that, from the current financial year, it is appropriate to provide an analysis of its activities in two distinct operating segments, Digital Imaging and Sensors & Control, and this analysis is provided in Note 4, including comparative information from previous periods.

 

The unaudited consolidated interim financial statements are for the six months ended 31 October 2018. These interim financial statements have been prepared using the recognition and measurement principles of International Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and Interpretations adopted for use in the European Union (collectively EU IFRS). The financial information for the year ended 30 April 2018 is based upon the audited statutory accounts for that year. The consolidated interim financial information has been prepared on the historical cost basis. The consolidated interim financial statements are presented in British pounds (£), which is also the functional currency of the ultimate parent company.

 

The consolidated interim financial information was approved by the Board of Directors on 17 December 2018.

 

The financial information set out in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 435 of the Companies Act 2006. The figures for the year ended 30 April 2018 have been extracted from the statutory financial statements of Scientific Digital Imaging plc which have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified and did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006. The financial information for the six months ended 31 October 2018 and for the six months ended 31 October 2017 has not been audited.

 

 

2. Principal accounting policies

The principal accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the condensed consolidated interim information are consistent with those followed in the preparation of the Group's financial statements for the year ended 30 April 2018, except that the Group has implemented IFRS 15 ("Revenues from Contracts with Customers") with effect from 1 May 2018.  No restatement to prior period comparatives was required.

Segment reporting

Until 30 April 2018, management considered that the Group constituted a single operating segment.

During the period, the Group has started to analyse its operating performance for management reporting purposes into two distinct segments, under the names Digital Imaging and Sensors & Control, and has concluded that it is appropriate to report these as operating segments under IFRS8.

The segment Digital Imaging incorporates the Synoptics brands Syngene, Synbiosis and Synoptics Health, and the Atik brands Atik Cameras, Opus and Quantum Scientific Imaging.  These businesses use digital imaging to provide detailed analysis and images broadly to the biotechnology and amateur astronomy sectors.  Revenues derive from the sale of instruments, major components for OEM customers' instruments, and from accessories and service.

The Sensors & Control segment combines our Sentek, Astles Control Systems and Applied Thermal Control entities.  All of these businesses enable accurate control of scientific and industrial equipment.  Their revenues also derive from the sale of instruments, major components for OEM customers' instruments, and from accessories and service.

The Board of Directors reviews operational results of these segments on a monthly basis, and decides on resource allocations to the segments and is considered the Group's chief operational decision maker.  Historical but unaudited financial information for these segments is available for the year 2017-18, and is therefore presented below in addition to the information for the current period.

The Board has not yet allocated the newly-acquired Fistreem International unit to either of the segments, but would expect to have done so by the end of the financial year.

 

The accounting policies have been applied consistently throughout the Group for the purposes of preparation of these interim financial statements.

 

3. Alternative Performance Measures

The Group uses Adjusted Operating Profit and Net Operating Assets as supplemental measures of the Group's profitability and investment in business-related assets, in addition to measures defined under IFRS.  The Group considers these useful due to the exclusion of specific items that are considered to hinder comparison of underlying profitability and investments of the Group's segments and businesses.  The following tables are included to define the terms Adjusted Operating Profit and Net Operating Assets used in this report.

 

 

 

6 months to

31 October

2018

Unaudited

£'000

6 months to

31 October

2017

Unaudited

£'000

12 months to

30 April

2018

Unaudited

£'000

 

 

 

 

Operating Profit

1,229

873

1,776

 

 

 

 

Reorganisation costs

4

7

63

Share based payments

48

5

65

Acquisition and fundraising costs

60

120

165

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

153

132

277

Total adjusting items within Operating Profit

265

264

570

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Operating Profit

1,494

1,137

2,346

 

 

 

 

31 October

2018

Unaudited

£'000

31 October

2017

Unaudited

£'000

30 April

2018

Unaudited

£'000

 

 

 

 

Net assets

13,719

11,778

12,560

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax asset

27

47

37

Cash and cash equivalents

2,307

1,143

2,007

Borrowings (current and non-current)

(1,412)

(1,503)

(1,420)

Deferred tax liability

(1,033)

(1,015)

(969)

Current tax payable

(494)

(229)

(244)

Total adjusting items within Net assets

(605)

(1,557)

(589)

 

 

 

 

Net Operating Assets

14,324

13,335

13,149

 

 

4. Segmental analysis

 

 

 

6 months to

31 October

2018

Unaudited

£'000

6 months to

31 October

2017

Unaudited

£'000

12 months to

30 April

2018

Unaudited

£'000

Revenues

 

 

 

Digital Imaging

4,305

3,659

7,647

Sensors & Control

3,672

2,893

6,849

Fistreem / Other

70

-

-

Group

8,047

6,552

14,496

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Operating Profit

 

 

 

Digital Imaging

1,007

555

969

Sensors & Control

915

805

1,978

Fistreem / Other

(428)

(223)

(601)

Group

1,494

1,137

2,346

 

 

 

 

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

 

 

 

Digital Imaging

7

3

7

Sensors & Control

146

129

270

Fistreem / Other

-

-

-

Group

153

132

277

 

A reconciliation of Adjusted Operating Profit to Operating Profit is provided in Note 3.

The Fistreem / Other category includes revenues and costs for the newly acquired Fistreem International entity, plus costs which cannot be allocated to the other segments.

 

 

 

 

 

31 October

2018

Unaudited

£'000

31 October

2017

Unaudited

£'000

30 April

2018

Unaudited

£'000

Operating assets excluding acquired intangible assets

 

 

 

Digital Imaging

4,395

4,097

3,976

Sensors & Control

2,036

1,694

1,966

Fistreem / Other

118

428

20

Group

6,549

6,219

5,962

 

 

 

 

Acquired intangible assets

 

 

 

Digital Imaging

1,352

1,139

1,360

Sensors & Control

8,003

7,903

8,148

Fistreem / Other

824

-

-

Group

10,179

9,042

9,508

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Digital Imaging

(999)

(899)

(1,148)

Sensors & Control

(1,082)

(640)

(845)

Fistreem / Other

(323)

(387)

(328)

Group

(2,404)

(1,926)

(2,321)

 

 

 

 

Net operating assets

 

 

 

Digital Imaging

4,749

4,337

4,188

Sensors & Control

8,956

8,957

9,269

Fistreem / Other

619

41

(308)

Group

14,324

13,335

13,149

 

A reconciliation of net operating assets to net assets is provided in Note 3.

The Fistreem / Other category includes assets and liabilities of the newly acquired Fistreem International entity, plus operating assets and liabilities which cannot be allocated to the other segments.

 

5. Earnings per share

The calculation of the basic earnings per share is based on the profits attributable to the shareholders of Scientific Digital Imaging plc divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period. All profit per share calculations relate to continuing operations of the Group.

 

 

 

Profit

 attributable to

shareholders

£'000

Weighted

average

number of

shares

Earnings

per share

amount in

pence

Basic earnings per share:

 

 

 

Period ended 31 October 2018

996

89,115,396

1.12

Period ended 31 October 2017

871

89,152,003

0.98

Year ended 30 April 2018

1,615

89,391,064

1.81

 

 

 

 

Dilutive effect of share options:

 

 

 

Period ended 31 October 2018

 

1,568,842

 

Period ended 31 October 2017

 

2,300,652

 

Year ended 30 April 2018

 

723,173

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share:

 

 

 

Period ended 31 October 2018

996

91,202,266

1.10

Period ended 31 October 2017

871

91,452,655

0.95

Year ended 30 April 2018

1,615

90,114,237

1.79

 

 

 

6. Borrowings

 

31 October

2018

£'000

31 October

2017

£'000

30 April

2018

£'000

Within one year:

 

 

 

Bank finance

-

302

-

Finance leases

34

30

29

 

34

332

29

After one year and within five years:

 

 

 

Bank finance

1,370

1,139

1,370

Finance leases

8

32

21

 

1,378

1,171

1,391

 

 

 

 

Total borrowings

1,412

1,503

1,420

 

Bank finance for 31 October 2018 relates to amounts drawn down under the Group's revolving bank facility with HSBC Bank plc. The Group has a £3,000,000 facility with an accordion option of an additional £2,000,000. The termination date of the facility is 3 April 2021, with options to extend for a further two years.

 

 

7. Business combinations  

On 24 September 2018, the Company acquired the entire share capital of Fistreem International Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales, for consideration payable in cash.

 

The provisional allocation of fair values of assets and liabilities acquired is as follows:

 

 

Book value

 

£000

Provisional Fair Value

adjustment

£000

Fair Value

 

£000

Assets

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Fixed assets

1

-

1

Intangible assets - trade names

-

24

24

Intangible assets - customer relationships

-

430

430

Total non-current assets

1

454

455

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Stock

107

(50)

57

Debtors

35

(2)

33

Cash at bank

12

-

12

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

(35)

(5)

(40)

Taxation

(45)

-

(45)

Deferred tax on intangibles assets

 

(86)

(86)

Net assets acquired

75

311

386

Goodwill

 

 

370

Consideration and cost of investment

 

 

756

 

 

 

 

Fair value of consideration transferred

 

 

 

Cash paid in year

 

 

756

 

 

 

756

 

 

The fair value of the net assets acquired are net of the cash in the business at the acquisition date (£862,000) which was paid directly back to the previous owners under the conditions of the purchase agreement.

 

Fistreem International Limited contributed £70,000 revenue and £16,000 to the Group's profit for the period between the date of acquisition and the interim balance sheet date, excluding acquisition costs. The goodwill of £370,000 arising from the acquisition primarily relates to expected future profitability and growth expectations. Acquisition costs were £60,000 and these have been recognised on the face of the consolidated income statement.

 

 

 

 


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