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Company Photo-Me International PLC
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Half Yearly Report

Released 07:00 07-Dec-2012
Number 9726S07

RNS Number : 9726S
Photo-Me International PLC
07 December 2012
 



PHOTO-ME INTERNATIONAL PLC - INTERIM RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

EXCELLENT HALF-YEAR RESULTS - CONFIDENT OUTLOOK

 

Photo-Me (PHTM.L), the instant service equipment group, announces its results for the six months to 31 October 2012. 

 

Results in brief:


2012

2011

Change

2012(CC)

2011

Change(CC)

Revenue

£107.4m

£115.6m

-7.1%

£113.2m

£115.6m

-2.1%

EBITDA †

£29.8m

£29.7m

0.3%

£31.8m

£29.7m

6.8%

Pre-tax profit

£20.0m

£17.0m

17.4%

£21.5m

£17.0m

25.9%

EPS(diluted)

3.93p

3.23p

21.7%




Net Cash/(Debt) ‡

£70.0m

* £51.8m

18.2m




Dividend

1.5p

1.25p

20.0%




 

† As defined in note 2 to the interim report

‡ As defined in note 8 to the interim report

* As at 30 April 2012

CC: Constant currency (2012 trading results of overseas subsidiaries converted at 2011 exchange rates, to eliminate the impact of foreign exchange rate movements)

 

Operational Highlights

 

·      Pre-tax profit up 17.4% (25.9% in CC) despite revenue decline of 7.1% (2.1% in CC)

·      All 3 geographic regions increased profits; individually, Germany, Switzerland and Japan outstanding

·      Sales and Servicing division returned to profitability

·      Formal launch of new coin-operated laundry machines; strong growth anticipated

·      Net cash position of £70 million, an increase of £18.2 million since year end

·      Interim dividend increased by 20% to 1.5 pence per share

·      Board to consider additional returns to shareholders

 

The above-mentioned figures include a profit of £2.4 million on the sale of a property in France and additional stock provision of £1.9 million.

 

John Lewis, Non-Executive Chairman, said; "The Group has again traded well in what is traditionally its stronger half and delivered a record result, despite a currency headwind. A growing estate, tighter management and lower costs have all contributed to this with notable improvements in Germany, Switzerland and Japan and another very good performance in our largest market, France. In addition it is pleasing to report that the Sales and Servicing (S&S) division, whilst smaller than it was, has returned to profitability after an extended period of restructuring.

 

"One of Photo-Me's great strengths is innovation. After almost three years of testing and trialling in France and Belgium, our new laundry product is ready to be aggressively rolled out. If the results achieved to date are repeated on a much larger scale, we anticipate this product will become a significant contributor to profits within three years.

 

"We continued to generate significant levels of cash in the period and the net cash position at the end of October was £70 million, an increase of £18 million since the end of April. We are therefore increasing the interim dividend by 20% and, during the second half of the year, the Board will be considering the options for returning some of this cash to shareholders.

 

 "As we always point out, the first half is seasonally the stronger for Photo-Me in terms of profits and we expect this certainly to be the case again. However, the Board remains confident of good progress over the year given that the level of profits in the first half broadly matched the outturn for the whole of the previous year."

 

 

Enquiries:

Photo-Me International

                                         

Serge Crasnianski or Françoise Coutaz-Replan   01372 453 399

 

Media

Madano Partnership                                     

Matthew Moth /Julien Cozens   020 7593 4000                                                           

 

Investors:

IR Focus

Neville Harris    020 7593 4015                                                                                          

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

Comments referring  to constant currency performance are based upon the 2012 trading results of overseas subsidiaries being converted at 2011 exchange rates, to aid comparability of underlying trading performance.

 

Results

 

Despite the fact that revenue was some 2% lower in constant currency (Operations +1.0%, Sales & Servicing -19.6%), another strong performance in our Operations division combined with a turnaround in our Sales & Servicing division meant we were able to report a 17.4% increase in pre-tax profit (25.9% in constant currency).

 

In Operations, there was a healthy increase of 18.0% (in constant currency) in operating profit aided by expansion of the photobooth estate and new product.  There were strong performances especially in Germany, Switzerland and Japan.

 

Our Sales and Servicing division produced improved profitability, on lower revenue, following an extensive period of restructuring.

 

We remain intent on maximizing the returns from Operations and having consolidated the management structure we are moving towards a single logistics and distribution platform for Europe which will generate further savings for the Group.

 

 

Strategy

Our strategy is focused on the development of new complementary products that build upon the strength of the ID photobooth business and offer diversified revenue and profit streams for the future. This has produced a range of photobook and pocketbook products, the new DKS4 minilab and the Philippe Starck designed photobooth in the recent past.

 

After a period of testing we are now ready to rapidly expand our coin-operated laundry product which shares a number of operational characteristics with our core photobooth business. This is detailed further below.

 

 

Dividends

As a result of the Group's strong financial performance, with a continued high rate of conversion of profits into cash, the Board is recommending an interim dividend of 1.5 pence, an increase of 20% over the interim dividend of 1.25 pence paid last year.

 

The interim dividend will be paid on  7 May 2013 to shareholders on the register on  2 April 2013, with an ex-dividend date of  27 March 2013.

 

Outlook 

The profitability of the business has improved and cash flow remains strong. In addition, we are about to introduce more widely coin-operated laundry machines, which we believe have substantial potential in the medium-term and will be less impacted by the prevailing economic climate. We look to the future with confidence and we will be considering the options for  increasing shareholder returns.

 

As to the present, as we always point out, the first half is seasonally the stronger for Photo-Me in terms of profits and we expect this certainly to be the case again. However, the Board remains confident of good progress over the year given that the level of profits in the first half broadly matched the outturn for the whole of the previous year.

 

John Lewis,

Non-Executive Chairman

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL REVIEW  

Business Review

 

Photo-Me has two principal activities, which the Board monitors in assessing the Group's performance:

 

Operations - which comprises the operation of unattended vending equipment, primarily photobooths, digital photo kiosks, photobook makers, amusement machines, business service equipment and laundry machines.

 

Sales and Servicing - which comprises the development, manufacture, sale and after sale servicing of the above-mentioned Operations equipment and a range of photo processing equipment and album maker solutions.

 

The following table summarises the results analysed between the two divisions, Operations and Sales & Servicing:

 


Revenue

Operating profit

Six months to 31 October

2012

2012*

2011

2012

2012*

2011


£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Operations

94.2

98.9

97.9

20.3

21.7

18.3

Sales & Servicing

13.2

14.3

17.7

1.2

1.3

0.4

Group overheads




(1.5)

(1.5)

(1.7)


107.4

113.2

115.6

20.0

21.5

17.0

 *trading results of overseas subsidiaries converted at 2011 exchange rates 

 

 

Whilst revenue declined by 7.1% (2.1% on a constant currency basis), profit before tax again materially improved, rising by 17.4% (25.9% in constant currency). Diluted earnings per share on continuing operations were up 21.7%, at 3.93 pence (2011: 3.23 pence).

 

Our larger Operations division continued to improve its profitability aided by expansion of the estate and new product. 

The Sales and Servicing division also produced improved profitability, on lower revenue, following an extensive period of restructuring.

 

The business is international in its reach and focused on three main geographic regions at present: Continental Europe; UK & Republic of Ireland and Asia. 

 

Geographical analysis of revenue and profit (by origin)

 


Revenue

Operating profit








Six months to 31 October

2012

2012*

2011

2012

2012*

2011


£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Continental Europe

59.5

65.5

66.9

14.8

16.3

12.9

UK & Republic of Ireland

24.2

24.3

26.5

2.6

2.6

2.4

Asia 

23.7

23.4

22.2

2.6

2.6

1.7


107.4

113.2

115.6

20.0

21.5

17.0

 *trading results of overseas subsidiaries converted at 2011 exchange rates 

 

Continental Europe, which includes the great majority of Sales & Servicing revenue, once again comprised the largest element of Group revenue at 58% (2011: 58%) but contributed 76% (2011 ; 75%) of Group operating profit, in constant currency. Substantially, all Group overheads are charged against the UK & Republic of Ireland.

 

OPERATIONS

 


Revenue

Operating profit









2012

2012*

2011

2012

2012*

2011


£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Six months to 31 October

94.2

98.9

97.9

20.3

21.7

18.3

 *trading results of overseas subsidiaries converted at 2011 exchange rates 

 

Operations contributed 87% (2011: 85%) of Group revenue on a constant currency basis. Divisional revenue rose 1.0% but operating profit rose by 18%, with good performances in all three geographic regions.

 

Photo-Me's operations business is global, trading in 15 industrialised countries. However, 85% of sites are located in three territories - the UK & Ireland, France and Japan. By area, Continental Europe accounted for 19,856 (2011: 19,045) sites; the UK and Ireland for 14,323 (2011: 15,761); and Asia for 8,981 (2011: 8,778).

 

At the half year end, as a result of removing some small value amusement machines, the total number of vending sites worldwide was 43,160 (2011: 43,584) of which photobooths represent around 60%. This extensive network of sites, with related site-owner contracts and relationships, supplemented by an established field service and cash collection infrastructure, represents one of Photo-Me's greatest strengths.

 

Photobooths

 

Photobooths currently represent the bulk of the operating profit of the Operations division and for this product the most important individual market is France. Over the half year the number of sited photobooths increased by 1,285 to almost 24,300 sites internationally, an increase of 5.6%. Over half of this increase was in Europe which has been led by expansion in the German market and the rollout of the newer Starck-designed booths which, after two to three months on site, are showing turnover some 50% higher than older models, justifying the Group's optimism about their introduction. There are currently 630 Starck booths in the market place and the group anticipates a substantial increase in numbers over the year ahead.

 

There was a near 4% increase in Asian units during the period and this, combined with the introduction of newer booths with a much enhanced photo quality, contributed to a strong performance in Japan.

 

The Photobooth market is long-established, but the Group still believes that there are opportunities for growth, particularly in new countries. The Group has just this month launched its first machine in Malaysia and is testing in two other markets - Thailand and Ukraine.  The Group also believes there are opportunities to acquire small businesses for development in other countries, and is currently examining Turkey and Poland.

 

Overall, the business continues to be managed tightly and remains a significant cash generator which enables the Group, amongst other things, to invest in and develop new products, the most important of which are laundry units.

 

Laundry units

 

Over the last three years, and following a period of R&D and product development in Grenoble, Photo-Me has been trialling stand-alone heavy-duty laundry units in France and Belgium, sited predominantly at major supermarkets, standing outside the main buildings. These trials have focused on both the uptake of the product as well as the durability and reliability of the machines, which are designed essentially for the washing and drying of large laundry items such as duvets or bedding, accommodating  large loads of up to 18kg.

 

The results from the trials, both from a durability and takings standpoint, have been sufficiently good that Photo-Me believes a significant opportunity exists to roll-out this product aggressively in France and Belgium initially, followed by other European countries in due course, utilising the same sites as the photobooth estate. To date, Photo-Me has sold 160 of these units and continues to operate 23.  The target is to have at least 3,000 units in operation by the end of calendar year 2015. The price of an 18kg wash is normally €8, an 8kg wash is €4 and there is a further charge of €1 for drying, a price level which is usually cheaper than local alternatives. To date, the average EBITDA on a laundry unit has exceeded 50% of turnover.

 

Machine durability has been good. The machines are currently assembled in France, but Photo-Me believes it will be able to reduce costs in the medium-term by increased sourcing from the Far East.

 

The roll-out of the units will be self-financed by Photo-Me and they will be operated and maintained by Photo-Me's extensive network of service engineers, using the same information systems as the photobooth estate. Photo-Me believes that this network, combined with its excellent long-standing relationships with site-owners - as well as price - will provide effective competitive barriers.  As with photobooths, a commission is paid to the site-owner.

 

In addition, Photo-Me is ensuring that the laundry units going forward will look extremely modern and has once again used Philippe Starck to provide the design template, following the success of the recent Starck-designed photobooths.

 

 

Digital printing kiosks

 

Digital printing kiosks are very much focused in Continental Europe, particularly France and Switzerland, with a smaller presence in the UK. The number of vending sites for digital kiosks is around 5,000 sites.

 

The product offering is continuing to evolve and the Group has now introduced into the marketplace its latest model which offers different formats of prints and a complete range of added value services such as calendars, greeting cards and postcards, together with a scanner for photo replication. Trading in both revenue and operating profit terms was broadly similar to last year.

 

 

Amusement and business service equipment

 

This business, which is quite dependent on levels of economic activity, again saw a small reduction in revenues in the half year but represents less than 8% of the revenue of the Operations division.

 

 

 

SALES & SERVICING

 


Revenue

Operating profit









2012

2012*

2011

2012

2012*

2011


£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Six months to 31 October

13.2

14.3

17.7

1.2

1.3

0.4

 *trading results of overseas subsidiaries converted at 2011 exchange rates 

 

Substantially all of Sales & Servicing revenue derives from the sale to third parties of retail photographic equipment, in the form of machines and related supplies and consumables.  

 

After substantial restructuring, the division is now considerably smaller than it was, and in the first half revenue was 19.6% lower than a year ago at constant currency. However, it is pleasing to report that a better level of profitability has been achieved following the restructuring.

 

As part of the restructuring plan, KIS moved a few years ago from their premises in Echirolles (France). Those premises were sold in October 2012, generating a £2.4m profit, incorporated in cost of sales. On the other hand, to face the decline of the minilab business, an additional provision of £1.9m has been booked against the stock of spare parts.

 

The operating background remains difficult, although the Group did continue to deliver a further 300 Pocketbook Makers to Mitsubishi and 100 Photobook Builders to Fuji. Sales of the new DKS4 minilab continue to be restrained by ongoing weakness in the photographic printing marketplace.

 

 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

Shareholders' equity at 31 October 2012 totalled £100.9 million (30 April 2012: £95.8 million), equivalent to 27.8 pence (30 April 2012: 26.4 pence) per share.

The Group's net financial position continued to improve, reporting a net cash balance of £70.0 million at the end of the period (30 April 2012: £51.8 million).

RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

 

The Group's operational performance and growth are influenced and impacted by a number of risks.

The following key risks have been identified by the Board:

 

Risks related to the economic backdrop

·      Consumer spending contraction: the worldwide recession could lead to reductions in discretionary spending, impacting upon the Group's Operations revenues

·      Volatility in foreign exchange rates: as the large majority of the Group's revenue and profits are generated outside of the UK, Group results could be adversely impacted when those currencies are translated into Sterling

 

Operational risk

·      Reduction in the retail site-owner base: with the possible collapse of additional established retail chains, which traditionally have provided the base of sites for the Group's vending equipment, the Group could lose Operations revenue streams and the market for equipment in the  Sales & Servicing activity could be reduced.

 

Risk related to regulation

·      Centralisation of production of ID photos: in many European countries where the Group operates, if governments were to implement centralised image capture for biometric passport and other applications, the Group's Operations revenues and profits could be seriously affected.

 

Some of these risks are beyond the control of the Group but the Board is continuously analysing and assessing the risks faced and improving the policies and plans to manage the risks identified.

 

Serge Crasnianski

Chief Executive Officer

 

GROUP CONDENSED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

for the six months ended 31 October 2012

 

 

Notes

Unaudited   6 months to

31 October

2012

£'000

Unaudited

6 months to

31 October

2011

£'000

Audited Year to

30 April

2012

£'000

Revenue

3

107,393

115,610

207,841

Cost of sales


(79,153)

(89,402)

(169,340)

Gross profit


28,240

26,208

38,501

Other operating income


501

577

1,194

Administrative expenses


(8,690)

(9,826)

(19,765)

Share of post-tax (losses)/profits from associates


(16)

77

89

Operating profit

3

20,035

17,036

20,019

Finance revenue


156

476

844

Finance cost


(175)

(463)

(723)

Profit before tax

3

20,016

17,049

20,140

Total tax charge

4

(5,668)

(5,200)

(5,594)

Profit for the period

3

14,348

11,849

14,546






Other comprehensive income










Exchange differences arising on translation of foreign operations


(538)

904

(2,841)

Translation reserve taken to income statement on disposal


-

38

(12)

Actuarial movements in defined benefit obligations and other post-employment benefit obligations


-

-

(531)

Deferred tax on actuarial movements


(11)

(10)

118

Other comprehensive (expense)/income (net of tax)


(549)

932

(3,266)






Total comprehensive income for the period


13,799

12,781

11,280






Profit for the period attributable to:





Owners of the Parent


14,274

11,740

14,349

Non-controlling interests


74

109

197



14,348

11,849

14,546

Total comprehensive income attributable to:





Owners of the Parent


13,737

12,710

11,175

Non-controlling interests


62

71

105



13,799

12,781

11,280

 

Earnings per share





Basic earnings per share

6

3.94p

3.25p

3.97p

Diluted earnings per share

6

3.93p

3.23p

3.95p






The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

GROUP CONDENSED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

as at 31 October 2012

 

 

Notes

Unaudited 31 October

2012

£'000

Unaudited 31 October

2011

£'000

Audited

30 April

2012

£'000

Assets





Non-current assets





Goodwill

7

9,867

10,026

9,895

Other intangible assets

7

7,853

10,066

8,958

Property, plant and equipment

7

45,814

49,133

46,128

Investment property

7

907

1,457

1,147

Investments in associates


614

576

592

Other financial assets - held to maturity

8

2,101

2,347

2,176

                                   - available-for-sale


79

78

80

Deferred tax assets


2,649

2,923

3,148

Trade and other receivables


1,650

1,886

1,473



71,534

78,492

73,597

Current assets





Inventories


12,472

20,227

16,931

Trade and other receivables


14,181

16,420

14,302

Other financial assets - held to maturity

8

213

14

213

                                   - available-for-sale


4

18

5

Derivative financial asset


-

67

-

Current tax


33

205

19

Cash and cash equivalents

8

70,713

57,422

54,605



97,616

94,373

86,075

Total assets


169,150

172,865

159,672

Equity





Share capital


1,855

1,847

1,850

Share premium


6,184

5,809

5,873

Treasury shares


(5,802)

(5,802)

(5,802)

Other reserves


18,399

22,666

18,925

Retained earnings


80,254

72,632

74,994

Equity attributable to owners of the Parent


100,890

97,152

95,840

Non-controlling interests


1,063

966

1,001

Total equity


101,953

98,118

96,841

Liabilities





Non-current liabilities





Financial liabilities

8

530

3,250

776

Post-employment benefit obligations


4,145

3,963

4,285

Provisions


78

83

77

Deferred tax liabilities


1,793

3,341

2,508

Trade and other payables


4,989

6,758

5,646



11,535

17,395

13,292

Current liabilities





Financial liabilities

8

2,494

5,461

4,386

Provisions


4,536

4,559

4,957

Current tax


8,334

7,850

5,368

Trade and other payables


40,298

39,482

34,828



55,662

57,352

49,539

Total equity and liabilities


169,150

172,865

159,672

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

GROUP CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

for the six months ended 31 October 2012

 

Notes

Unaudited

6 months to

31 October

2012

£'000

Unaudited

 6 months to

31 October

2011

£'000

Audited Year to

30 April

2012

£'000

Cash flows from operating activities





Profit before tax


20,016

17,049

20,140

Finance cost


175

463

723

Finance revenue


(156)

(476)

(844)

Operating profit


20,035

17,036

20,019

Share of post-tax losses/(profits) from associates


16

(77)

(89)

Amortisation of intangible assets


1,564

1,617

3,277

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment


8,225

11,092

20,737

Profit on sale of property, plant and equipment


(2,617)

(178)

(69)

Exchange differences


(259)

(180)

(905)

Other items


52

277

(1,010)

Changes in working capital:





Inventories


4,287

364

2,650

Trade and other receivables


(933)

3,961

5,540

Trade and other payables


1,492

(8,042)

(8,894)

Provisions


(473)

58

1,170

Cash generated from operations


31,389

25,928

42,426

Interest paid


(174)

(378)

(649)

Taxation paid


(2,917)

(2,601)

(5,314)

Net cash generated from operating activities


28,298

22,949

36,463

Cash flows from investing activities





Investment in associates


(32)

-

(62)

Investment in intangible assets


(557)

(1,506)

(2,477)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(8,360)

(8,521)

(15,865)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment


3,213

389

866

Purchase  of available-for-sale investments


-

(1)

(387)

Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale investments


-

-

528

Interest received


156

193

434

Dividends received from associate


-

52

101

Net cash utilised in investing activities


(5,580)

(9,394)

(16,862)

Cash flows from financing activities





Issue of Ordinary shares to equity shareholders


316

94

161

Repayment of capital element of finance leases


(84)

(230)

(643)

Repayment of borrowings


(2,010)

(8,181)

(11,148)

Decrease/(increase) in assets held to maturity


52

(505)

(433)

Dividends paid to owners of the Parent


(4,529)

(3,613)

(7,232)

Dividends paid to non-controlling interests


-

(40)

(39)

Net cash utilised in financing activities


(6,255)

(12,475)

(19,334)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


16,463

1,080

267

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period


54,605

56,212

56,212

Exchange (loss)/gain on cash and cash equivalents


(355)

129

(1,874)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

8

70,713

57,421

54,605

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

GROUP CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY 

for the six months ended 31 October 2012


Share capital

Share premium

Treasury shares

Other reserves

Translation reserve

Retained earnings

Attributable to owners of the Parent

Non-controlling interests

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 1 May 2011

1,844

5,718

(5,802)

2,430

19,256

64,374

87,820

935

88,755

Profit for period

-

-

-

-

-

11,740

11,740

109

11,849

Other comprehensive income/(expense)










Exchange differences

-

-

-

-

942

-

942

(38)

904

Translation reserve taken to income statement on disposal of subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

38

-

38

-

38

Deferred tax arising from a

change in rate

-

-

-

-

-

(10)

(10)

-

(10)

Total other comprehensive income/(expense)

-

-

-

-

980

(10)

970

(38)

932

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

980

11,730

12,710

71

12,781

Transactions with owners of the Parent










Shares issued in period

3

91

-

-

-

-

94

-

94

Share options

-

-

-

-

-

146

146

-

146

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

(3,618)

(3,618)

(40)

(3,658)

Total transactions with owners of the Parent

3

91

-

-

-

(3,472)

(3,378)

(40)

(3,418)

At 31 October 2011

1,847

5,809

(5,802)

2,430

20,236

72,632

97,152

966

98,118











At 1 May 2011

1,844

5,718

(5,802)

2,430

19,256

64,374

87,820

935

88,755

Profit for year

-

-

-

-

-

14,349

14,349

197

14,546

Other comprehensive (expense)/income










Exchange differences

-

-

-

-

(2,749)

-

(2,749)

(92)

(2,841)

Translation reserve taken to income statement on disposal of subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

(12)

-

(12)

-

(12)

Actuarial movement in defined benefit pension scheme and other post-employment benefit obligations

-

-

-

-

-

(531)

(531)

-

(531)

Deferred tax on actuarial movements

-

-

-

-

-

118

118

-

118

Total other comprehensive expense

-

-

-

-

(2,761)

(413)

(3,174)

(92)

(3,266)

Total comprehensive (expense)/income for the year

-

-

-

-

(2,761)

13,936

11,175

105

11,280

Transactions with owners of the Parent










Shares issued in the period

6

155

-

-

-

-

161

-

161

Share options

-

-

-

-

-

302

302

-

302

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

(3,618)

(3,618)

(39)

(3,657)

Total transactions with owners  of the Parent

6

155

-

-

-

(3,316)

(3,155)

(39)

(3,194)

At 30 April 2012

1,850

5,873

(5,802)

2,430

16,495

74,994

95,840

1,001

96,841

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

GROUP CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY -continued

for the six months ended 31 October 2012

 


Share capital

Share premium

Treasury shares

Other reserves

Translation reserve

Retained earnings

Attributable to owners of the Parent

Non-controlling interests

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 1 May 2012

1,850

5,873

(5,802)

2,430

16,495

74,994

95,840

1,001

96,841

Profit for period

-

-

-

-

14,274

14,274

74

14,348

Other comprehensive expense










Exchange differences

-

-

-

-

(526)

-

(526)

(12)

(538)

Deferred tax arising from a

change in rate

-

-

-

-

-

(11)

(11)

-

(11)

Total other comprehensive expense

-

-

-

 

-

(526)

(11)

(537)

(12)

(549)

Total comprehensive (expense)/income for the period

-

-

-

(526)

14,263

13,737

62

13,799

Transactions with owners of the Parent










Shares issued in period

5

311

-

-

-

-

316

-

316

Share options

-

-

-

-

-

57

57

-

57

Dividends

-

-

-

-

(9,060)

(9,060)

-

(9,060)

Total transactions with owners of the Parent

5

311

-

-

(9,003)

(8,687)

-

(8,687)

At 31 October 2012

1,855

6,184

(5,802)

2,430

15,969

80,254

100,890

1,063

101,953

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

NOTES TO THE INTERIM REPORT

1 Corporate information

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of Photo-Me International plc (the "Company") for the six months ended 31 October 2012 ("the Interim Report") were approved and authorised for issue by the Board of Directors on 6 December 2012.

The Company is a public limited company, incorporated and domiciled in England, whose shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange, under symbol PHTM. Its registered number is 735438 and its registered office is at Church Road, Bookham, Surrey KT23 3EU.

Photo-Me's principal activities are the operation, sale and servicing of a wide range of instant service equipment. The Group operates coin-operated automatic photobooths for identification and fun purposes and a diverse range of vending equipment, including digital photo kiosks, amusement machines, business service equipment and laundry machines. Sales and servicing comprises the manufacture, sale and after-sale servicing of both the above-mentioned equipment and a range of photo-processing equipment, including photobook makers and minilabs. The principal operations of the Group are in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Continental Europe and Asia.

2 Basis of preparation and accounting policies

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended 31 October 2012 have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting and International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as adopted by the European Union ("EU") and in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Services Authority. The condensed consolidated interim financial statements comprise the unaudited financial information for the six months to 31 October 2012 and 31 October 2011, together with the audited results to 30 April 2012. They do not include all of the information and disclosures required for full annual financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the Group's financial statements for the year ended 30 April 2012. The condensed financial statements do not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

The Interim Report is unaudited but has been reviewed by the auditors and their report to the Company is included in the Interim Report. The comparative figures for the financial year ended 30 April 2012 are not the Company's statutory accounts for that financial year. Those accounts have been reported on by the Company's auditors and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors (i) was unqualified, (ii) did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report, and (iii) did not contain a statement under section 498 of the Companies Act  2006.

Accounting policies

The accounting policies applied by the Group in this Interim Report are the same as those applied in the Group's financial statements for the year ended 30 April 2012, except as indicated below.

New standards adopted in the period:

There are a number of revised standards and interpretations, not all of which are applicable to the Group, which have been issued and are effective for the 2013 and future reporting periods. The most significant standards and interpretations which are likely to have a more material impact on the Group's financial statements were listed in the Group's 2012 Annual Report. The effect of adopting new standards for the 2013 year end has not had a material impact on this Interim Report. 

The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial information requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial information. Such estimates and assumptions are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable in the circumstances and constitute management's best judgement at the date of the financial statements. In future, actual experience may deviate from these estimates and assumptions, which could affect the financial statements as the original estimates and assumptions are modified, as appropriate, in the period in which the circumstances change.

Use of non-GAAP profit measures

The Group measures performance using earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation ("EBITDA"). EBITDA is a common measure used by a number of companies, but is not defined in IFRS.

The Group measures cash on a net cash basis as explained in note 8.

Risks and uncertainties and cautionary statement regarding forward looking statements

The principal risks and uncertainties affecting the business activities of the Group are set out in the "Risks and Uncertainties" section of the Interim Management Report, contained within this Interim Report. The cautionary statement regarding forward looking statements is shown below.

Going Concern

The Annual Report for the year ended 30 April 2012 and the Interim Report for the six months ended 31 October 2012 have been prepared on a going concern basis. In reaching this conclusion, management has reviewed budgets, cash flow forecasts, updated forecasts and current trading results, financial resources and financing arrangements. The Annual Report for 2012 contained a full description of the activities of the Group, its financial position, cash flows, liquidity position, facilities and borrowing position, together with the main risk factors likely to impact on the Group. This Interim Report for the six months to 31 October 2012 provides updated information regarding business activities, financial position, cash flows and liquidity position.

3 Segmental analysis

IFRS8 requires operating segments to be identified based on information presented to the Chief Operating Decision Maker in order to allocate resources to the segments and monitor performance. The Group has identified two segments as set out below.

(i) Operations: comprises the operation of unattended vending equipment, in particular photobooths, digital photo   kiosks, amusement machines, business service equipment and laundry machines.

(ii) Sales & Servicing: comprises the development, manufacture, sale and after-sale service of this operations  equipment and a range of photo-processing equipment, together with the servicing of other third party equipment.

The Group monitors performance at the adjusted operating profit level before special items, interest and taxation.

In accordance with IFRS8, no segment information is provided for assets and liabilities in the disclosures below, as this information is not regularly provided to the Chief Operating Decision Maker.

 

Seasonality of operations

Historically, the Group's Operations activities, which represent more than 80 per cent of the Group's activities have shown greater revenue and profits in the first half of the financial year than the second half. For the current year ending 30 April 2013 it is expected that this pattern will continue.

 

3 Segmental analysis (continued)

 


Operations
£'000

Sales & Servicing
£'000

Total
£'000

6 Months to 31 October 2012




Total revenue

94,234

24,394

118,628

Inter-segment revenue

-

(11,235)

(11,235)

Revenue from external customers

94,234

13,159

107,393

EBITDA 

28,225

2,831

31,056

Depreciation and amortisation

(7,871)

(1,623)

(9,494)

Operating profit excluding associates

20,354

1,208

21,562

Share of post-tax losses from associates



(16)

Corporate costs excluding depreciation and amortisation



(1,216)

Corporate depreciation and amortisation



(295)

Operating profit



20,035

Finance revenue



156

Finance costs



(175)

Profit before tax



20,016

Tax



(5,668)

Profit for period



14,348





Capital expenditure

8,319

572

8,891

Corporate capital expenditure

Total



46

Total capital expenditure



8,937

 

 

3 Segmental analysis (continued)


Operations 
£'000

Sales & Servicing
£'000

Total
£'000

6 months to 31 October 2011




Total revenue

97,895

29,632

127,527

Inter-segment revenue

-

(11,917)

(11,917)

Revenue from external customers

97,895

17,715

115,610

EBITDA

29,001

2,097

31,098

Depreciation and amortisation

(10,678)

(1,721)

(12,399)

Operating profit excluding associates

18,323

376

18,699

Share of post-tax profit from associates



77

Corporate costs excluding depreciation and amortisation



(1,430)

Corporate depreciation and amortisation



(310)

Operating profit



17,036

Finance revenue



476

Finance costs



(463)

Profit  before tax



17,049

Tax



(5,200)

Profit  for period



11,849





Capital expenditure

8,517

1,472

9,989

Corporate capital expenditure

Total



47

Total capital expenditure



10,036

 

3 Segmental analysis (continued)

 

 


Operations
£'000

Sales & Servicing
£'000

Total
£'000

Year to 30 April 2012




Total revenue

178,063

51,546

229,609

Inter-segment revenue

-

 

(21,768)

(21,768)

Revenue from external customers

178,063

29,778

207,841

EBITDA

44,994

997

45,991

Depreciation and amortisation

(19,890)

(3,511)

(23,401)

Operating profit excluding associates

25,104

(2,514)

22,590

Share of post-tax profit from associates



89

Corporate costs excluding depreciation and amortisation



(2,047)

Corporate depreciation and amortisation



(613)

Operating profit



20,019

Finance revenue



844

Finance costs



(723)

Profit before tax



20,140

Tax



(5,594)

Profit for year



14,546





Capital expenditure

15,943

2,337

18,280

Corporate capital expenditure

Total



71

Total capital expenditure



18,351

 

4Taxation

 

 

6 months to

31 October

2012

£'000

6 months to

31 October

2011

£'000

Year to

30 April

2012

£'000

Profit before tax

20,016

17,049

20,140

Total taxation charge

5,668

5,200

5,594

Effective tax rate

28.3%

30.5%

27.8%

 

A number of changes to the UK Corporation tax system were announced in both the March 2012 and March 2011 UK Budget Statements. The Finance Act 2012 included legislation to reduce the main rate of corporation tax from 24% to 23% from 1 April 2013 and was substantively enacted at the balance sheet date. In addition there have been changes in the rates of Corporation tax in France and Japan and these have been reflected in the total taxation charges shown above.

 

The tax charge in the Group Income Statement is based on management's best estimate of the full year effective tax rate based on expected full year profits to 30 April 2013. The full year effective tax rate includes the impact to the Group Income Statement of calculating UK deferred tax balances at the reduced UK tax rate of 23%. A further reduction to the main rate is proposed, to reduce the rate by 1%  to 22% by 1 April 2014. This further change has not been substantively enacted at the balance sheet date and therefore, is not included in this interim consolidated financial information.

5 Dividends

Year ending 30 April 2013

The Board has declared an interim dividend of 1.5p per share for the year ending 30 April 2013, to be paid on 7 May 2013 to shareholders on the register at 2 April 2013.

Year ended 30 April 2012

The Board declared an interim dividend of 1.25p per share for the year ended 30 April 2012, which was paid on 8 May 2012. The Board proposed a final dividend of 1.25p per share, which was approved at the Annual General Meeting held on 13 September 2012 and was paid on 7 November 2012.

 Year ended 30 April 2011

The Board declared an interim dividend of 1.0p per share for the year ended 30 April 2011, which was paid on 6 May 2011. The Board proposed a final dividend for the year ended 30 April 2011 of 1.0p per share which was approved at the Annual General Meeting on 6 October 2011 and was paid on 7 November 2011.

 

6 Earnings per share

The earnings and weighted average number of shares used in the calculation of earnings per share are set out in the table below:

 

6 months to

31 October

2012

6 months to

31 October

2011

Year to

30 April

2012

Basic earnings per share

3.94p

3.25p

3.97p

Diluted earnings per share

3.93p

3.23p

3.95p

Earnings available to Ordinary shareholders (£'000)

14,274

11,740

14,349

Weighted average number of shares in issue in the period




- basic ('000)

362,574

361,657

361,840

- including dilutive share options ('000)

363,465

364,029

363,760

 

7 Non-current assets - intangibles, property, plant and equipment and investment property

 

 

Goodwill

£'000

Other intangible assets 

 £'000

Property,

plant and

equipment

£'000

Investment

property

£'000






Net book value at 1 May 2011

10,093

10,368

50,847

1,749

Exchange adjustment

(67)

(191)

814

(47)

Additions





- photobooths and vending machines

-

-

8,221

-

- research and development costs

-

1,340

-

-

- other additions

-

166

309

-

Depreciation provided in the period

-

(1,617)

(10,847)

(245)

Net book value of disposals

-

-

(211)

-

Net book value at 31 October 2011

10,026

10,066

49,133

1,457






Net book value at 1 May 2011

10,093

10,368

50,847

1,749

Exchange adjustment

(198)

(609)

(298)

(121)

Additions





- photobooths and vending machines

-

-

15,792

-

- research and development costs

-

2,169

-

-

- other additions

-

308

842

-

Depreciation provided in the period

-

(3,277)

(20,256)

(481)

Net book value of disposals

-

(1)

(799)

-

Net book value at 30 April 2012

9,895

8,958

46,128

1,147






Net book value at 1 May 2012

9,895

8,958

46,128

1,147

Exchange adjustment

(28)

(98)

(96)

(17)

Additions





- photobooths and vending machines

-

-

8,018

-

- research and development costs

-

506

-

-

- other additions

-

51

362

-

Depreciation provided in the period

-

(1,564)

(8,002)

(223)

Net book value of disposals

-

-

(596)

-

Net book value at 31 October 2012

9,867

7,853

45,814

907

 

8 Net cash

 

 

31 October

2012

£'000

31 October

2011

£'000

30 April

2012

£'000

Cash and cash equivalents per the statement of financial position

70,713

57,422

54,605

Financial assets - held to maturity

2,314

2,361

2,389

Bank overdrafts

-

(1)

-

Non-current instalments due on bank loans

(463)

(3,090)

(685)

Current instalments due on bank loans

(2,402)

(5,190)

 (4,256)

Non-current finance leases

(67)

(160)

(91)

Current finance leases

(92)

(270)

(130)

Net cash

70,003

51,072

51,832

 

At 31 October 2012 £2,314,000 (31 October 2011: £2,361,000, 30 April 2012: £2,389,000) of the total net cash comprised bank deposit accounts that are subject to restrictions and are not freely for use by the Group.

Cash and cash equivalents per the cash flow comprise cash at bank and in hand and short-term deposit accounts with an original maturity of less than three months, less bank overdrafts.

Net cash is a non-GAAP measure since it is not defined in accordance with IFRS but is a key indicator used by management in assessing operational performance and financial position strength. The inclusion of items in net cash as defined by the Group may not be comparable with other companies' measurement of net cash/debt. The Group includes in net cash: cash and cash equivalents and certain financial assets (mainly deposits), less loans and other borrowings.

The tables below, which are not currently required by IFRS, reconcile the Group's net cash to the Group's statement of cash flows. Management believes the presentation of the tables will be of assistance to shareholders.

 


1 May

 2011

 £'000

Exchange difference

 £'000

Other

 movements

 £'000

Cash flow

 £'000

31 October 

2011

 £'000

Cash and cash equivalents per statement of financial position

56,212

129

-

1,081

57,422

Financial assets - held to maturity

1,871

(15)

-

505

2,361

Bank overdraft

-

-

-

(1)

(1)

Loans

(16,768)

307

-

8,181

(8,280)

Leases

(636)

(24)

-

230

(430)

Net cash

40,679

397

-

9,996

51,072








1 May

2011

 £'000

Exchange difference

 £'000

Other

movements

 £'000

Cash flow

 £'000

30 April 

2012

£'000

Cash and cash equivalents per statement of financial position and cash flow

56,212

(1,874)

-

267

54,605

Financial assets - held to maturity

1,871

(115)

200

433

2,389

Loans

(16,768)

900

(221)

11,148

(4,941)

Leases

(636)

(3)

(225)

643

(221)

Net cash

40,679

(1,092)

(246)

12,491

51,832








1 May

 2012

 £'000

Exchange difference

 £'000

Other

movements

 £'000

Cash flow

 £'000

31 October

2012

 £'000

Cash and cash equivalents per statement of financial position and cash flow

54,605

(355)

-

16,463

70,713

Financial assets - held to maturity

2,389

(23)

-

(52)

2,314

Loans

(4,941)

66

-

2,010

(2,865)

Leases

(221)

(2)

(20)

84

(159)

Net cash

51,832

(314)

(20)

18,505

70,003

 

9 Related parties

The Group's significant related parties are disclosed in the 2012 Annual Report and include its associates, its pension funds and the Company's Directors. During the 6 months to 31 October 2012, there were no new related parties and no additional related party transactions have taken place that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the Group. In addition there were  no material changes in the nature and relationship of transactions with related parties to those identified in the 2012 Annual Report.

 

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT OF THE DIRECTORS IN RESPECT OF THE HALF-YEARLY FINANCIAL REPORT

We confirm that to the best of our knowledge:

the condensed set of financial statements has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU;

the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by:

(a) DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

(b) DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the entity during that period; and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report that could do so.

By order of the Board

John Lewis (Non-executive Chairman)

Serge Crasnianski (Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman)

6 December 2012

INDEPENDENT REVIEW REPORT TO PHOTO-ME INTERNATIONAL PLC

Introduction

We have been engaged by the Company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 31 October 2012 which comprises the Group condensed statement of comprehensive income, the Group condensed statement of financial position, the Group condensed statement of cash flows, the Group condensed statement of changes in equity and the related explanatory notes. We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

This report is made solely to the company in accordance with the terms of our engagement to assist the Company in meeting the requirements of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules ("the DTR") of the UK's Financial Services Authority ("the UK FSA"). Our review has been undertaken so that we might state to the Company those matters we are required to state to it in this report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have reached.

Directors' responsibilities

The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors. The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the DTR of the UK FSA.

As disclosed in note 2, the annual financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU. The condensed set of financial statements included in this half-yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU.

Our responsibility

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report based on our review.

Scope of review

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the UK. A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 31 October 2012 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34 as adopted by the EU and the DTR of the UK FSA.

Mark Sheppard

for and on behalf of KPMG Audit Plc
Chartered Accountants 

1 Forest Gate

Brighton Road

Crawley

RH11 9PT


6 December 2012

 

Note:

a) The maintenance and integrity of the Photo-Me International plc website is the responsibility of the directors; the work carried out by the auditors does not involve consideration of these matters and, accordingly, the auditors accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the financial statements since they were initially presented on the website.

 

b) Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ANDDISCLAIMERS

This Interim Financial Report is addressed to the shareholders of Photo-Me International  plc and has been prepared solely to provide information to them. This report is intended to inform the shareholders of the Group's performance during the 6 months to 31 October 2012.

This Interim Financial Report  contains certain forward looking statements which are subject to risk factors associated with, among other things, the economic and business circumstances occurring from time to time in the countries and markets in which the Group operates. It is believed that the expectations reflected in this report are reasonable but they may be affected by a wide range of variables which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated. No assurances can be given that the forward looking statements in this Interim Financial  Report will be realized. The forward looking statements reflect the knowledge and information available at the date of preparation.

DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT

This Interim Report is released to the London Stock Exchange. It may be viewed and downloaded from the Company's Investor Relations section on the website www.photo-me.co.uk.

Shareholders and others who require a copy of the report may obtain a copy by contacting the Company Secretary at the Company's registered office.

Photo-Me International plc

Church Road

Bookham

Surrey KT23 3EU

Tel: +44 (0)1372 453399

Fax: +44 (0)1372 459064

e-mail: ir@photo-me.co.uk

 

 

 

 


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