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Friday 16 November, 2018

Trakm8 Holdings PLC

Half Year Results and Trading Statement

RNS Number : 5514H
Trakm8 Holdings PLC
16 November 2018
 

16 November 2018

TRAKM8 HOLDINGS PLC

("Trakm8" or the "Group")

Half Year Results and Trading Statement

Trakm8 Holdings plc (AIM: TRAK), the global telematics and data insight provider, announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 September 2018 and trading statement for the year ending 31 March 2019.

Half Year Results

Financial Summary

 

 

6 months to 30 Sept 2018

6 months to 30 Sept 2017

Year to 31 March 2018

Change

 

 

Unaudited

Restated4 Unaudited

Restated4 Audited

 

 

£000

£000

£000

 

Group revenue

8,839

14,146

29,362

-38%

Solutions revenue

8,839

11,874

26,089

-26%

Recurring revenue1

5,117

5,482

10,826

-7%

Operating (loss)/profit

(2,815)

200

610

-1,508%

(Loss)/profit before tax

(2,926)

120

454

-2,538%

Adjusted (loss)/profit before tax2

(2,456)

363

2,075

-777%

(Loss)/profit after tax

(2,183)

558

974

-491%

Cash generated from operations

(421)

3,574

4,736

-112%

Net debt3

(5,730)

(2,314)

(3,298)

-148%

Basic earnings per share

(6.08p)

1.56p

2.73p

-490%

Adjusted basic earnings per share2

(4.94p)

2.15p

6.51p

-330%

1 Recurring revenues are generated from ongoing service and maintenance fees

2 Before exceptional costs and share based payments

3 Total borrowings less cash

4 Restated as a result of change in accounting policy due to adoption of IFRS15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers on 1 April 2018

 

Operating highlights

 

·      H1 2018 results down year-on-year due to:

Exit from Contract Electronics Manufacturing

Working down of launch stocks by one of the Group's significant customers

Modest attrition in one of the Group's significant insurance customers

Lower than expected Fleet and Optimisation revenues due to lower pipeline conversion rates than normal

·      Continuation of new contract wins:

New contract awards with major clients LexisNexis, EE and Intelematics Australia

Installed base continues to grow in Fleet from existing and new customers, offset by Insurance reductions:

§ approximately 251,000 connections (Sept 2017: 217,000 connections), the same as last year end

 

·      A stronger outlook with mid-term opportunity intact:

Restructuring of Fleet & Optimisation sales teams with experienced new staff recruited

Investment in increased manufacturing capacity

Continued focus on driving internal operational improvements and efficiencies

Latest generation of telematics devices launched

Strong level of orders, post period end, from existing and new customers

 

Outlook and trading statement

 

Since the Group's trading update announced in September 2018 it has become clear that the improved H2 financial performance, driven by continued growth in the telematics business, will not materialise as the Group anticipated.  Continuing delays in decisions by customers is preventing the return to the usual levels of success in Fleet and Optimisation, a move to a rental model in the automotive space, and the loss, due to sanctions, of a multi-million-pound contract for the supply of Insurance solutions into Iran, has meant that revenue for the current financial year is now expected to be 20-25% below the FY2018 outcome, and 10-15% below on a like-for-like basis. 

 The directors expect that while the current year will be loss making, the market for Trakm8's solutions will be robust in the longer term and that the Group's strategy will drive Trakm8's future operational and financial performance; evidenced by contract wins from LexisNexis and an initial two year agreement to supply EE, part of the BT Group, with telematics based services, using its Connectedcare product.

 

- Ends -

 

For further information:

Trakm8 Holdings plc

 

John Watkins, Executive Chairman

Tel: +44 (0) 167 543 4200

Jon Furber, Finance Director

www.trakm8.com

 

 

Arden Partners plc (Nominated Adviser & Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7614 5900

Paul Shackleton / Alex Penney

www.arden-partners.com

 

Media enquiries:

Buchanan

 

Chris Lane / Tilly Abraham

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

[email protected]

www.buchanan.uk.com

 

 

About Trakm8

 

Trakm8 is a UK based technology leader in fleet management, insurance telematics, connected car, and optimisation. Through IP owned technology, the Group analyses data collected by its installed base of telematics units to fine tune the algorithms that are used to produce its' solutions; these monitor driver behaviour, identify crash events and monitor vehicle health to provide actionable insights to continuously improve the security and operational efficiency of both company fleets and private drivers.

 

The Group's product portfolio includes the latest data and reporting portal (Trakm8 Insight), integrated telematics/cameras, self-installed telematics units and one of the widest ranges of installed telematics devices. Trakm8 has over 250,000 connections.

 

Headquartered in Coleshill near Birmingham alongside its manufacturing facility, the Group supplies to the Fleet, Optimisation, Insurance and Automotive sectors to many well-known customers in the UK and internationally including the AA, Saint Gobain, EON, Iceland Foods, Direct Line Group and Young Marmalade.

 

Trakm8 has been listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange since 2005.

 

www.trakm8.com / @Trakm8

 

 

 

Executive Chairman's Statement

Results

This is a disappointing set of results for the six months ended 30 September 2018. All of the Group's key financial metrics are down in comparison to the prior period and the full financial year ended 31 March 2018. However, we have continued to focus on driving operational improvements in the business to position ourselves for sustainable and profitable growth.

This is the last year that the migration into a pure telematics data solutions provider has the effect of reducing the total revenues of the Group as a result of the exit from all Contract Electronics Manufacturing (CEM) and third-party hardware supply in the prior financial year that impacts our year-on-year comparisons.

Revenues reduced by 38% in the period to £8.84m (H1 2017: £14.15m). The elimination of the CEM activity accounted for £2.27m of this decline. There was a reduction of £2.01m in Insurance and Automotive revenues, as previously communicated, due to the working down of launch stocks by one of our significant customers and modest attrition in one of our significant insurance customers. Unexpected lower than usual Fleet and Optimisation revenues of £1.03m due to lower pipeline conversion than normal, can be attributed to the current financial uncertainty associated with Brexit.

Total recurring revenues decreased by 7% during the period to £5.12m (H1 2017: £5.48m), as a result of the decline in the revenue per unit in the insurance market. There is an ongoing trend of lower service fees per unit for the same functionality. This should be the lowest point for recurring revenues as volumes build up over the coming months.

Gross profit margin has reduced to 43% (H1 2017: 46%). This is due to the relatively fixed labour costs during a period of low levels of device build. The full year is expected to recover this deterioration both due to the higher levels of hardware build and also due to the reduction in operatives and product cost during the period.

During the period Trakm8 continued to focus on operational efficiencies, using these savings to deploy in sales and marketing resources. As a result, first half sales and marketing expenditure has increased year-on-year by £0.31m, funded by a year-on-year decrease in other operating expenses of £0.34m. Engineering investment in market leading technology was maintained at last year's level of £2.5m, of which £1.71m was capitalised R&D.

As a result, total overhead costs excluding exceptional costs increased by £0.24m year-on-year to £6.61m (H1 2017: £6.37m), with depreciation and amortisation increasing by £0.15m year-on-year and expensed R&D increasing by £0.12m year-on-year. 

At the end of the last financial year Trakm8 had agreed a multi-million-pound contract for the supply of Insurance solutions into Iran. After many months of negotiation over the impact of US sanctions, it is now considered inappropriate to proceed with this contract and so as an exceptional cost we have provided for the cost of the work and solutions supplied last year (amounting to £0.28m).

 

 

 

Financial position

 

Net cash outflow from operating activities was £0.42m (H1 2017: inflow of £3.57m), which included R&D tax credit receipts of £0.97m (H1 2017: £1.64m). The principal cause for the cash outflow was the losses incurred.

Our net debt as at 30 September 2018 was £5.73m (H1 2017: £2.32m) (31.3.2018: £3.30m) including £2.00m of cash (H1 2017: £2.72m). In addition, the Group at 30 September 2018 held an undrawn credit facility of £0.30m at HSBC.

Sales of Telematics Services 

The Group now generates revenues entirely from the provision of Telematics Services, which comprises Fleet Management, Optimisation, Insurance and Automotive solution revenues including associated engineering services.

Recurring revenues from this base have reduced by 7% to £5.11m (H1 2017: £5.48m) and represent 58% of Group revenues (H1 2017: 39%).  At the period end we had approximately 251,000 units (30 Sept 2017: 217,000 units) reporting to our servers, being an increase of 15% over the last twelve months. This is the same as at 31 March 2018.

Despite a record pipeline for Fleet and Optimisation contracts, the market has been adversely affected by the current uncertainty over Brexit and the economy in general. Decision making is taking even longer than previously has been the case. Since March 2018 Fleet units installed have increased by 4,000 units to 77,000 (5%).

The Group's largest insurance customer has experienced a decline in young driver policies and as a result the level of new policies written has been less than those not renewed or cancelled. The effect of US sanctions on Iran impacted expected revenues in the period. In addition, the Group's major automotive customer has had a slower roll out than originally expected whilst running down the inventory purchased at the end of the last financial year. The new contract wins and the resumption of volume supply to Automotive will commence in H2. As a result, Insurance & Automotive connections reduced by 5,000 to 173,000 (-3%).

Overall, revenue was 26% lower than the same period of 2017 at £8.84m (H1 2017: £11.87m).

 

 

Strategy

The Group has been following the strategy outlined in the 2018 Annual Report. Our focus is to provide ever more meaningful insights to our customers using the data generated by our installed devices and other connections so that they can run their operations more efficiently and safely.

We continue to seek to increase the number of connections in order to generate long term, recurring revenues. We have outlined our strategy to achieve 1m connections by 31 December 2020 and will continue to monitor this trend as an important KPI. Despite the poor six months, we believe that our ambition remains realistic due to the new contract wins and strong commitment from various existing customers.

We continue to strive to benefit from the opportunity created by the trend of either amortising the cost of hardware over the lifetime of a contract or a move to a full rental model. Both reduce free cash flows in the short term. The rental model also has the effect of increasing the capital expenditure and reducing revenues and profitability in the short term but increases the security of the relationship and improves the cash flow and profitability in the medium term. As a supplier with sufficient financing in place to meet the challenge in the market, Trakm8 can secure contracts others might not be able to finance.

We will continue to own the majority of IP in our value chain and are investing heavily in our technology to ensure we remain at the leading edge of the telematics industry.

We continue to focus on streamlining the operations of the Group to further increase the efficiency of our operations, maintaining the current levels of engineering spend, whilst deploying increasing sales and marketing resources to drive growth. During the period the Group expanded the footprint of the operations in Coleshill near Birmingham and will make investments to meet the demand for devices anticipated over the coming few years. The Group will also implement a new ERP system with anticipated improvements in management information and operational efficiency. 

JOHN WATKINS

Executive Chairman

 

 

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income
for the six months to 30 September 2018

 

 

 

 

Six months to 30 September

Six months to 30 September

Year to
31 March

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

 

Restated*

Restated*

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Note

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

3

                   8,839

              14,146

         29,362

Cost of sales

 

 

 

(4,995)

(7,676)

(15,232)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

                   3,844

                6,470

        14,130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

 

4

                      278

                   264

              566

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses excluding exceptional costs

 

(6,614)

(6,369)

(12,681)

Exceptional administrative costs

 

 

7

(323)

(165)

(1,405)

Total administrative costs

 

 

 

(6,937)

(6,534)

(14,086)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating (loss)/profit

 

 

 

(2,815)

                   200

              610

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

 

 

 

                          6

                      14

                33

Finance costs

 

 

8

(117)

(94)

(189)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/Profit before taxation

 

 

 

(2,926)

                   120

              454

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax

 

 

 

                      743

                    438

              520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/Profit for the period

 

 

 

(2,183)

                   558

              974

Other Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss:

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

 

(3)

                         -

                 9

Total other comprehensive income

 

(3)

                         -

                 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Comprehensive (Loss)/Income for the period attributable to owners of the parent

5

(2,186)

                    558

              983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (loss)/profit before tax 

 

6

(2,456)

                   363

           2,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per ordinary share (pence) attributable to owners of the Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

9

(6.08)

                  1.56

             2.73

Diluted

 

 

9

(5.99)

                  1.54

             2.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted basic earnings per share (pence)

 

9

(4.94)

                  2.15

             6.51

Adjusted diluted earnings per share (pence)

 

9

(4.85)

                  2.13

             6.47

 

* See note 13 for details regarding the restatement as a result of changes in accounting policy

The results relate to continuing operations.

 

 

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity for
the six months to 30 September 2018

 

Share capital

Share premium

Merger  reserve

Translation reserve

Treasury  reserve

Retained earnings

Total
equity

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 April 2017

       357

 11,674

      1,138

     199

(4)

               6,703

    20,067

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period (restated*)

       -

            -

               -

           -

           -

           558

          558

Total comprehensive income

               -

            -

               -

           -

             -

      558

          558

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS 2 Share-based payments

         -

            -

               -

           -

                -

              78

            78

Transactions with owners

            -

            -

               -

           -

                 -

           78

            78

Balance as at 30 Sept 2017

    357

  11,674

       1,138

      199

(4)

        7,339

    20,703

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period (restated*)

           -

            -

               -

           -

                -

        416

          416

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of overseas operations

         -

            -

               -

          9

               -

 -

                9

Total comprehensive income

           -

            -

               -

          9

                 -

            416

          425

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued

           2

         76

               -

           -

             -

                -

              78

IFRS2 Share-based payments

            -

            -

               -

           -

                 -

            138

          138

Tax recognised directly in equity

           -

            -

               -

           -

                  -

                      38

           38

Transactions with owners

           2

         76

               -

           -

              -

       176

         254

Balance as at 31 March 2018

      359

  11,750

      1,138

      208

(4)

   7,931

    21,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

           -

            -

               -

           -

                 -

(2,183)

(2,183)

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of overseas operations

                 -

            -

               -

(3)

                          -

 -

(3)

Total comprehensive income

           -

            -

               -

(3)

                  -

(2,183)

(2,186)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued

          2

      50

               -

       -

                  -

   -

52

IFRS2 Share based payments

           -

            -

               -

           -

                -

         147

         147

Transactions with owners

           2

         50

               -

           -

       -

   147

         199

Balance as at 30 Sept 2018

361

  11,800

      1,138

      205

(4)

        5,895

    19,395

 

* See note 13 for details regarding the restatement as a result of changes in accounting policy

 

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
as at 30 September 2018

 

 

 

 

As at 30 September

As at 30 September

As at 31 March

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

 

Restated*

Restated*

 

 

 

Note

Unaudited

Unaudited

 Audited

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

 

 

10

           20,282

          18,138

     19,460

Plant, property and equipment

 

 

 

             1,823

            1,847

      1,756

Deferred income tax asset

 

 

 

                122

              432

-

Amounts receivable under finance leases

 

 

                238

              418

         318

 

 

 

 

           22,465

          20,835

     21,534

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 

 

             2,529

            2,579

      2,556

Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

             6,789

            7,836

     10,844

Corporation tax receivable

 

 

 

                576

              339

      1,001

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

             1,995

            2,720

      3,472

 

 

 

 

           11,889

          13,474

     17,873

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

(6,604)

(8,011)

(10,516)

Borrowings

 

 

 

(1,221)

(1,094)

(1,151)

Provisions

 

 

 

                    -

(62)

(47)

 

 

 

 

(7,825)

(9,167)

(11,714)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets less current liabilities

 

 

             4,064

            4,307

      6,159

Total assets less current liabilities

 

 

 

           26,529

          25,142

     27,693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

(630)

(455)

(581)

Borrowings

 

 

 

(6,504)

(3,940)

(5,619)

Provisions

 

 

 

                    -

(44)

(38)

Deferred income tax liability

 

 

 

                    -

-

(73)

 

 

 

 

(7,134)

(4,439)

(6,311)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

 

 

           19,395

          20,703

     21,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

11

                361

              357

         359

Share premium

 

 

 

           11,800

          11,674

     11,750

Merger reserve

 

 

 

             1,138

            1,138

      1,138

Translation reserve

 

 

 

                205

              199

         208

Treasury reserve

 

 

 

(4)

(4)

(4)

Retained earnings

 

 

 

             5,895

            7,339

      7,931

Total equity attributable to owners of the parent

 

           19,395

          20,703

     21,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* See note 13 for details regarding the restatement as a result of changes in accounting policy

 

                 

Unaudited Consolidated Cash Flow Statement for the
six months to 30 September 2018

 

 

 

 

Six months to

Six months to

Year to

 

 

 

 

30 September

30 September

31 March

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

 

Restated*

Restated*

 

 

 

Note

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash generated from operating activities

12

(421)

               3,574

               4,736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cashflows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(2)

(75)

(91)

Purchases of software

 

 

 

(4)

(3)

(236)

Capitalised Development costs

 

 

(1,713)

(1,756)

(3,389)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(1,719)

(1,834)

(3,716)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cashflows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of new shares

 

 

 

                        52

                        -

                    78

New bank loan

 

 

 

                  1,350

             1,100

               2,600

Repayment of bank loans

 

 

 

(537)

(1,972)

(1,881)

Repayment of obligations under hire purchase agreements

(85)

(44)

(146)

Interest paid

 

 

 

(117)

(94)

(189)

Net cash generated from financing activities

 

                     663

(1,010)

                  462

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/ (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(1,477)

730

              1,482

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

                  3,472

               1,990

               1,990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

                  1,995

              2,720

              3,472

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* See note 13 for details regarding the restatement as a result of changes in accounting policy

 

               

 

 

 

Notes To The Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

1.     Basis of preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Group's interim results for the 6 months to 30 September 2018 (prior year 30 September 2017) were approved by the Board of Directors on 15 November 2018.

 

As permitted this Interim Report has been prepared in accordance with the AIM Rules for Companies and not in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" and therefore is not fully in compliance with IFRS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trakm8 Holdings PLC ("Trakm8") is a public limited company incorporated in the United Kingdom under the Companies Act 2006.  Trakm8 is domiciled in the United Kingdom and its ordinary shares are traded on AIM, the market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the interim financial statement are the same as those set out in the Group's annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2018, except for the adoption of IFRS 15 (Revenue from Contracts with Customers) and IFRS 9 (Financial Instruments) for the first time for the interim reporting period commencing 1 April 2018. The Group had to change its accounting policies and make certain retrospective adjustments following adoption of IFRS15. This is disclosed in note 13. The impact of adoption of IFRS 9 is not material and no separate disclosure is made. The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for certain liabilities and share based payment liabilities which are measured at fair value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interim financial statements have not been audited or reviewed by Group's auditors pursuant to the Auditing Practice Board guidance on 'Review of Interim Financial Information' and do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The financial information contained in this report is condensed and does not constitute statutory accounts of the Group within the meaning of Section 434(3) of the Companies Act 2006. Statutory accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The audit report of those accounts was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Going concern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The director's report that, having reviewed current performance and forecasts, they are satisfied that the Group has sufficient resources to continue in operation for the foreseeable future, a period of not less than 12 months from the date of this report. Accordingly, they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the condensed financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.     Risks and uncertainties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board has considered the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining half of the financial year and determined that the risk presented in the 31 March 2018 Annual Report, described as follows, also remain relevant to the rest of the financial year: Significant operational system failure; Cyber-attack and data security; Brexit and a deteriorating economic climate; Operating in a fast-moving technology industry where we will always be at risk from new products; Adverse mobile network changes; Attracting and maintaining high-quality employees; Space limitation; Electronic supply chain under constraint. These are detailed on pages 27 to 28 of the 2018 Annual Report, a copy of which is available on the Group's website at www.trakm8.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.     Segmental Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chief operating decision maker ("CODM") is identified as the Board. It continued to define all the Group's trading under the single Integrated Telematics Technology segment and therefore review the results of the group as a whole. Consequently all of the Group's revenue, expenses, results, assets and liabilities are in respect of one Integrated Telematics Technology segment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board as the CODM review the revenue streams of Integrated Fleet, Insurance and Automotive Solutions (Solutions) and Hardware as Discrete Devices (Products) as part of their internal reporting. Solutions represents the sale of the Group's full vehicle telematics and optimisation services, engineering services, professional services and mapping solutions to customers. Products is the sale of Contract Electronic Manufacturing services which ceased with effect from 1 April 2018.

 

 

 

A breakdown of revenue within these streams are as follows:

Six months to

Six months to

Year to

 

 

 

 

30 September

30 September

31 March

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

 

Restated*

Restated*

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solutions

 

 

 

8,839

11,874

26,089

Products

 

 

 

-

2,272

3,273

 

 

 

 

8,839

14,146

29,362

 

 

 

 

4.     Other income

 

 

 

 

Six months to

Six months to

Year to

 

30 September

30 September

31 March

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

Restated*

Restated*

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

Grant income

278

264

531

R&D tax credit

                               -

                            -

35

 

278

264

566

 

5.     (Loss)/profit per ordinary share attributable to the owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

Six months to

Year to

 

 

 

 

30 September

30 September

31 March

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

 

Restated*

Restated*

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/profit attributable to the owners of the parent

(2,186)

    558

         983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.    Adjusted (loss)/profit before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted (loss)/profit before tax is monitored by the Board and measured as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

Six months to

Year to

 

 

 

 

30 September

30 September

31 March

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

(Loss)/profit before tax

 

 

 

(2,926)

    120

         454

Exceptional administrative costs

 

                      323

    165

      1,405

Share based payments

 

 

 

                       147

     78

         216

Adjusted (loss)/profit Before Tax

 

(2,456)

    363

      2,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.     Exceptional costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

Six months to

Year to

 

 

 

 

30 September

30 September

31 March

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition costs

 

 

 

37

        -

         256

Integration costs

 

 

 

7

    165

         501

Head Office relocation

 

 

 

-

        -

         238

Contract manufacturing closure costs

 

 

-

        -

         410

Bad debt cost

 

 

 

279

        -

             -

 

 

 

 

323

    165

      1,405

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The acquisition cost incurred in 2019 relate to non-underlying charges under two separate agreements linked to the acquisition in 2017. The costs incurred are directly linked to the acquisition and not as part of the ongoing underlying business. One agreement terminates on 31 July 2019 and the second agreement on
31 March 2019.

The integration cost relates costs incurred in a project to streamline and rationalise the operations of the business.

The bad debt cost relates to a provision made for the supply of Insurance solutions into Iran. Due to the Iran sanctions, we now consider it inappropriate to proceed with the contract to supply services into the Middle East and have provided for the cost of the work and solutions provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.      Finance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

Six months to

Year to

 

 

 

 

30 September

30 September

31 March

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest on bank loans

 

 

 

88

82

147

Amortisation of debts issue costs

 

 

 

14

-

13

Interest on Hire Purchase and similar agreements

 

15

12

29

 

 

 

 

117

94

189

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.      Earnings Per Ordinary Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The earnings per Ordinary share have been calculated in accordance with IAS 33 using the profit for the period and the weighted average number of Ordinary shares in issue during the period as follow:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

Six months to

 

 

 

 

30 September

30 September

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/profit the year after taxation

 

(2,183)

558

Exceptional administrative costs

 

323

165

Share based payments

 

 

 

147

78

Tax effect of adjustments

 

 

 

(61)

(31)

Adjusted (loss)/profit after taxation

 

 

(1,774)

770

2,328

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

No.

 

 

 

 

'000

'000

Number of Ordinary shares of 1p each

 

36,073

35,723

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average number of Ordinary shares of 1p each

35,921

35,723

Diluted weighted average number of Ordinary shares of 1p each

36,447

36,321

    36,297

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

 

 

(6.08p)

1.56p

Diluted earnings per share

 

 

 

(5.99p)

1.54p

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjust for effects of:

 

 

 

 

 

Exceptional costs

 

 

 

0.73p

0.37p

Share based payments

 

 

 

0.41p

0.22p

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted basic earnings per share

 

 

(4.94p)

2.15p

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

 

(4.85p)

2.13p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.      Intangible Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

Intellectual property

Customer Relationships

Development costs

Software

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 1 April 2017

10,417

1,920

100

7,234

1,432

21,103

Additions - Internal development

-

-

-

1,253

-

1,253

Additions - External purchases

-

-

-

194

220

414

Disposals

-

-

-

-

-

-

As at 30 September 2017

10,417

1,920

100

8,681

1,652

22,770

Additions - Internal development

-

-

-

1,454

115

1,569

Additions - External purchases

-

-

-

486

108

594

Disposals

-

-

-

-

-

-

As at 31 March 2018

10,417

1,920

100

10,621

1,875

24,933

Additions - Internal development

-

-

-

1,422

4

1,426

Additions - External purchases

-

-

-

291

-

291

Disposals

-

-

-

-

-

-

As at 30 September 2018

10,417

1,920

100

12,334

1,879

26,650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 1 April 2017

-

1,671

22

1,978

312

3,983

Charge for period

-

67

17

470

95

649

Depreciation on disposals

-

-

-

-

-

-

As at 30 September 2017

-

1,738

39

2,448

407

4,632

Charge for period

-

50

17

653

121

841

Depreciation on disposals

-

-

-

-

-

-

As at 31 March 2018

-

1,788

56

3,101

528

5,473

Charge for period

-

30

17

730

118

895

Depreciation on disposals

-

-

-

-

-

-

As at 30 September 2018

-

1,818

73

3,831

646

6,368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book amount

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 30 September 2018

10,417

102

27

8,503

1,233

20,282

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 31 March 2018

10,417

132

44

7,520

1,347

19,460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 30 September 2017

10,417

182

61

6,233

1,245

18,138

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 31 March 2017

10,417

249

78

5,256

1,120

17,120

                                                                         

 

 

11.      Share Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 30 September 2018

As at 30 September

2017

As at 31 March

2018

 

 

No's

 

No's

 

No's

 

 

 

000's

£'000

000's

£'000

000's

£'000

Authorised:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares of 1p each

 

200,000

200,000

200,000

200,000

200,000

200,000

Allotted, issued and fully paid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares of 1p each

 

36,073

361

35,723

357

35,898

359

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movement in share capital:

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 1 April 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

357

New shares issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

As at 30 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

357

New shares issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

As at 31 March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

359

New shares issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

As at 30 September 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

361

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Company currently holds 29,000 Ordinary shares in treasury representing 0.08% (2017: 0.08%) of the Company's issued share capital. The number of 1 pence Ordinary shares that the Company has in issue less the total number of Treasury shares is 36,044,254.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the interim period the following shares were issued:

 

 

 

 

Date

Description

Shares
No's

Share Capital

Premium

 

 

 

 

 

000's

£'000

£'000

20 August 2018

Exercise of options over Ordinary shares by an employee

175

2

50

 

 

 

 

 

175

2

50

                     

 

 

 

12.      Reconciliation of cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

Six months to

Year to

 

 

 

 

 

30 September

30 September

31 March

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2018

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss)/profit before taxation

 

 

(2,926)

120

454

 

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

 

159

178

321

 

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

 

 

 

-

-

26

 

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

 

 

895

729

1,484

 

Interest received

 

 

 

(6)

(14)

-

 

Bank and other interest charges

 

 

 

117

94

156

 

Share based payments

 

 

 

147

78

216

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating cashflows before movement in working capital

(1,614)

1,185

2,657

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movement in inventories

 

 

 

27

1,095

1,118

 

Movement in trade and other receivables

 

 

4,261

(1680)

(4,614)

 

Movement in trade and other payables

 

 

(3,985)

1,317

3,957

 

Movement in provisions

 

 

 

(85)

-

(21)

 

Cash generated from operations

 

 

 

(1,396)

1,917

3,097

 

Interest received

 

 

 

6

14

33

 

Income taxes received

 

 

 

969

1,643

1,606

 

Net cashflows from operating activities

 

 

(421)

3,574

4,736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.      Changes in accounting policies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This note explains the impact of the adoption of IFRS15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers on the group's financial statements and also discloses the new accounting policies that have been applied from 1 January 2018, where they are different to those in prior period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9(a).          Impact on the financial statements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a result of the changes in the entity's accounting policies, prior year financial statements had to be restated. As explained in note 9(b) below, IFRS 15 was adopted with restated comparative information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following table shows the adjustments recognised for each of the individual line item. Line items that were not affected by the changes have not been included. As a result, the sub-totals and the totals disclosed cannot be recalculated from the numbers provided. The adjustments are explained in more detail below.

 

 

The group has adopted IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers from 1 April 2018 which resulted in changes in accounting policies and adjustments to the amounts recognised in the financial statements. In accordance with the transition provision in IFRS 15, the group has adopted the new rules retrospectively and has restated comparatives for the 2018 financial year. In summary, the following adjustments were made to the amounts recognised in the balance sheet at the date of initial application (1 April 2018):

 

The benefit to the results for the six months to 30 September 2018 from prior year restatements following the adoption of IFRS 15 is not material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (extract)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

 

Six months to

 

Year to

 

Year to

 

 

30 September

 

30 September

 

31 March

 

31 March

 

 

2017

 

2017

 

2018

 

2018

 

 

Presented

IFRS 15

Restated*

 

Presented

IFRS 15

Restated*

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

Non-current assets/(liabilities)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income tax asset/(liability)

295

137

432

 

(229)

156

(73)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

(7,207)

(804)

(8,011)

 

(9,598)

(918)

(10,516)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets less current liabilities

5,111

(804)

4,307

 

7,077

(918)

6,159

 

Total assets less current liabilities

25,809

(667)

25,142

 

28,611

(918)

27,693

 

Net assets

21,370

(667)

20,703

 

22,144

(762)

21,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Retained earnings

6,867

(164)

6,703

 

6,867

(668)

6,199

 

Closing Retained earnings

8,006

(667)

7,339

 

8,693

(762)

7,931

 

Profit for the period

1,061

(503)

558

 

510

(94)

416

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity attributable to equity holders of the Parent

21,370

(667)

20,703

 

22,144

(762)

21,382

 

 

 

13.      Changes in accounting policies (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income  (extract)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

 

Six months to

 

Year to

 

Year to

 

 

30 September

 

30 September

 

31 March

 

31 March

 

 

2017

 

2017

 

2018

 

2018

 

 

Presented

IFRS 15

Restated*

 

Presented

IFRS 15

Restated*

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

14,752

(606)

14,146

 

30,081

(719)

29,362

 

Gross profit

7,076

(606)

6,470

 

14,849

(719)

14,130

 

Operating profit

806

(606)

200

 

1,329

(719)

610

 

Profit before taxation

726

(606)

120

 

1,173

(719)

454

 

Income tax

335

103

438

 

398

122

520

 

Profit for the year

1,061

(503)

558

 

1,571

(597)

974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the year attributable to owners of the Parent

1,061

(503)

558

 

1,580

(597)

983

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted profit before tax

969

(606)

363

 

2,794

(719)

2,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per ordinary share (pence) attributable to owners of the Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

2.97p

(1.41p)

1.56p

 

4.40p

(1.68p)

2.72p

 

Diluted

2.92p

(1.38p)

1.54p

 

4.33p

(1.64p)

2.69p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted basis earnings per share

3.56p

(1.41p)

2.15p

 

8.19p

(1.68p)

6.51p

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share

3.50p

(1.37p)

2.13p

 

8.06p

(1.59p)

6.47p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

 


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