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Friday 11 August, 2017

Vitesse Media PLC

Final Results

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Vitesse Media PLC
11 August 2017
 

11 August 2017

VITESSE MEDIA plc

FINAL RESULTS

 

Vitesse Media plc ("Vitesse", the "Company" or the "Group") announces its audited final results for the 14-month period ended 31 March 2017 (the "14-month period"), the Company's new financial year end. References in this announcement to the preceding period, being the year ended 31 January 2016, are to the "prior year".

 

Highlights

·     Total Normalised Revenue* increased by 26% in the 14-month period to £2,688k (prior year: £2,130k)

·     Events revenue in the 14-month period increased by 45% to £1,263k (prior year: £870k)              

·     Gross profit margin in the 14-month period reduced to 65% from 70% in the prior year due to higher revenue in the Events division, which generally has slightly lower margins than the traditional media mix of business in Vitesse

·     Operating loss before non-recurring costs** in the 14-month period increased to £12k (prior year: £7k)

·     The Group's balance sheet has improved over the 14-month period with a strong improvement in cash from operations compared to the position at the prior year end resulting in an underlying reduction in payables and loans 

·     An impairment of assets has been made during the 14-month period which included the Group's discontinued crowdfunding project, some of the Group's websites (prior to their relaunch) and paper stock.

* Total Normalised Revenue comprises total revenue less non-recurring costs

** Non-recurring costs mainly comprise the impairment of the Group's discontinued crowdfunding project; the impairment of some of the Group's websites (prior to their relaunch); and the write-off of paper stock for the Group's printed magazines

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

Overview of Results

In addition to changing the Company's financial year end, by extending the period by two months to 31 March 2017, we have separately identified non-recurring costs in the income statement thereby seeking to increase transparency.  Overall, we have been building on the prior year's success, in particular by launching new events, whilst relaunching all of our websites, which has increased traffic across our sites.

The Board is not recommending payment of a dividend.

Commentary on results

Revenue

The increase in the Group's revenue in the 14-month period compared to the prior year is almost entirely due to the continued focus on, and success of, the Group's Events division. This included positive inaugural events for British Small Business and Tech Leaders Summit together with the continuing success of Women in IT and Investor All Stars.  The media business remained relatively flat with a small increase in both lead generation and subscription revenues.

Cost of Sales

Cost of sales in the 14-month period have increased mainly due to the success of the Group's events held throughout the period, including the launch of new events to continue the Group's expansion of this division.

Admin Expenses

During the 14-month period, our admin expenses have included a number of non-recurring costs. Taking this into account, while the pro-rated Admin expenses are up compared to the prior year, as a percentage of revenue they are lower than in the prior year, which we anticipate will be a continuing trend.

Non-Recurring Costs

There were sizeable £176k of non-recurring costs included in admin expenses for the 14-month period. The main components were: the impairment of the Group's discontinued crowdfunding project; the impairment of some of the Group's websites (prior to their relaunch); and the write-off of paper stock for the Group's printed magazines.

The operating loss for the 14-month period was £188,462 (prior year: £195,481).

Current Trading

Trading in the current year to date is in line with the Board's expectations. The Board's strategy has been to focus the Group's resources on the Events division where it sees more opportunities. We intend to continue with this strategy, whilst at the same time we intend to invest in our media businesses, which we believe will improve the Group's performance in what is a changing market.

The business is in a much stronger position than it has been for some time and the Board is confident this will be reflected in the Group's trading performance in the year ahead. 

 

Notice of AGM and publication of Annual Report

 

The Company's Annual General Meeting is due to be held on 26 September 2017 at 10.00am at the offices of Stephenson Harwood LLP, 1 Finsbury Circus, London EC2R 7SH. The notice of meeting together with the Annual Report & Accounts will be dispatched to shareholders in due course and will be available on the Company's website at www.vitessemedia.com, when published.

 

A copy of this announcement will be posted today on the Company's website.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Vitesse Media Plc                                                                                            Tel 020 7250 7010

Dave Smith, Non-Executive Chairman

Niki Baker, Chief Executive

 

Stockdale Securities Limited                                                                      Tel 020 7601 6100

Tom Griffiths/David Coaten

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the 14-month period ended 31 March 2017

 

 

2017

£

 

2016

£

 

 

 

Normalised

Non-Recurring Costs

Total

 

 

 

Normalised

Non-Recurring Costs

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

2,688,433

(17,340)

2,671,093

 

2,130,235

-

2,130,235

Cost of sales

 

(946,368)

(15,534)

(961,902)

 

(641,776)

-

(641,776)

 

 

________

________

________

 

________

_______

________

Gross profit

 

1,742,065

(32,874)

1,709,191

 

1,488,459

-

1,488,459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

 

(1,753,743)

(143,910)

(1,897,653)

 

(1,495,625)

(188,315)

(1,683,940)

 

 

________

________

________

 

________

_______

________

Operating loss

 

(11,678)

(176,784)

(188,462)

 

(7,166)

(188,315)

(195,481)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance costs

 

(17,098)

-

(17,098)

 

(8,565)

-

(8,565)

 

 

________

________

________

 

________

________

________

Loss before tax

 

(28,776)

(176,784)

(205,560)

 

(15,731)

(188,315)

(204,046)

Tax

 

-

-

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

________

________

________

 

________

________

________

Loss for the period and total comprehensive income for the period attributable to owners of the parent

 

 

(28,776)

 

(176,784)

(205,560)

 

 

 

(15,731)

 

(188,315)

(204,046)

 

 

 

                 

                 

                 

 

                 

                 

                 

Loss per share attributable to the owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted

 

 

 

(0.32p)

 

 

 

(0.40p)

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

At 31 March 2017

 

 

 

 

31 March 2017

£

31 January 2016

£

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

729,332

729,332

Other intangible assets

 

1,358,659

1,369,486

Property, plant and equipment

 

7,386

1,121

 

 

________

________

 

 

2,095,377

2,099,939

 

 

________

________

Current assets

 

 

 

Inventories

 

-

15,533

Trade and other receivables

 

381,848

409,384

Cash and cash equivalents

 

116,000

77,411

 

 

________

________

 

 

497,848

502,328

 

 

________

________

Total assets

 

2,593,225

2,602,267

 

 

________

________

Equity

 

 

 

Share capital

 

2,949,957

2,811,068

Share premium account

 

3,368,921

3,257,810

Share option reserve

 

117,786

117,786

Other reserves

 

103,904

103,904

Retained earnings

 

(5,071,999)

(4,866,439)

 

 

________

________

Total equity attribUtable to OWNERS OF THE PARENT

 

1,468,569

1,424,129

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

976,667

724,478

Borrowings

 

147,989

453,660

 

 

________

________

 

 

1,124,656

1,178,138

 

 

________

________

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

1,124,656

1,178,138

 

 

________

________

Total equity and liabilities

 

2,593,225

2,602,267

 

 

________

________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the 14-month period ended 31 March 2017

 

 

 

2017

2016

 

 

£

£

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS USED IN OPERATIONS

 

210,882

37,773

Interest paid

 

(17,098)

(8,565)

 

 

-------

-------

NET CASH GENERATED FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

193,784

29,208

 

 

-------

-------

 

 

 

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(9,961)

-

Purchases of intangible assets

 

(89,563)

(40,794)

 

 

______

______

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

(99,524)

(40,794)

 

 

______

______

 

 

 

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Proceeds from issue of ordinary shares

 

250,000

-

Proceeds from short term borrowings

 

-

40,000

Repayment of invoice discounting facility and other borrowings

 

(278,637)

(5,405)

 

 

------

------

NET CASH (USED IN)/GENERATED FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

(28,637)

34,595

 

 

______

______

 

 

 

 

NET INCREASE  IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

65,623

23,009

 

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR

 

50,377

27,368

 

 

_______

_______

 

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF YEAR

 

116,000

50,377

 

 

               

               

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

 

 

             ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWNERS OF THE PARENT

 

 

Share capital

 

Share premium

Share-based payment reserve

Other reserves

Retained earnings

Total

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 31 January 2015

2,811,068

3,257,810

101,127

103,904

(4,662,393)

1,611,516

 

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

-

-

(204,046)

(204,046)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognition of share-based payments

-

 

 

-

 

 

16,659

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

16,659

 

 

 

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

As at 31 January 2016

2,811,068

3,257,810

117,786

103,904

(4,866,439)

1,424,129



Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

-

(205,560)

(205,560)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSACTIONS WITH OWNERS IN THEIR CAPACITY AS OWNERS

 

Issue of share capital

 

 

 

138,889

111,111

-

-

-

250,000

 

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

Total transactions with owners in their capacity as owners

138,889

111,111

-

-

-

250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

As at 31 March 2017

2,949,957

3,368,921

117,786

103,904

(5,071,999)

1,468,569

 

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

NOTES

1.            The audited financial information for the periods ended 31 March 2017 and 31 January 2016 contained in this announcement do not constitute statutory accounts as defined in the Companies Act 2006. The comparative financial information is based on the statutory accounts for the financial year ended 31 January 2016. Those accounts, upon which the auditors issued an unmodified opinion with an emphasis of matter paragraph relating to going concern, have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The financial information for the 14-month period ended 31 March 2017 has been extracted from the audited financial statements of Vitesse Media Plc which will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies in due course. The auditors have issued an unmodified opinion on the financial statements for the 14-month period ended 31 March 2017 which did not include reference to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of an emphasis of matter paragraph or any statement under Section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

2.            This announcement was approved by the Board of Directors and authorised for issue on 11 August 2017.

3.            The Group prepares its annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reports Standards (IFRS) and International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) endorsed by the European Union (EU) and with those parts of the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies reporting under IFRS. The financial information included in this announcement does not include all the disclosures required by IFRS or the Companies Act 2006 and accordingly does not itself comply with IRFS or the Companies Act 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


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