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Half Yearly Report

Released 07:00 25-Feb-2013
Number 5325Y07

RNS Number : 5325Y
Arcontech Group PLC
25 February 2013
 



ARCONTECH GROUP PLC

 

("Arcontech" or the "Group")

 

INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2012

 

Arcontech Group PLC (AIM: ARC), providers of products and services for real-time financial market data processing and trading, reports its unaudited results for the six months ended 31 December 2012.

 

Financial and business highlights:

 

·    Turnover increased by 22% to £848,101 (six months to 31 December 2011: £696,797).

·    Operating loss reduced by 23% to £262,850 (six months to 31 December 2011: £342,789).

·    Contracted future annual recurring revenues at 31 December 2012 amount to      £1.7 million (2011: £1.3 million) and cover 73% (2011: 67%) of the cost base.

·    Net cash of £0.6 million at 31 December 2012.

 

Richard Last, Chairman of Arcontech Group, said:

 

With our increased level of recurring revenues and tight control of operating costs we are making solid progress towards profitability. We have continued to invest in product development whilst also adding to our sales resource, which we believe will add to the continued successful growth of the Group.

 

Enquiries:

Arcontech Group plc

 

Richard Last, Chairman

07713 214484

 

 

Northland Capital Partners Limited

 

Matthew Johnson / Lauren Kettle

020 7796 8800

 

To access more information on the Group please visit: www.arcontech.com

The interim report will only be available to view online enabling the Group to communicate in a more environmentally friendly and cost effective manner.

 

 

 

 

Chairman's Statement

 

Turnover for the Arcontech Group for the six month period to 31 December 2012 increased by 22% to £848,101 (six month period to 31 December 2011: £696,797), due primarily to the full year effect of sales made in the second half of the last financial year. Of this, £818,145 (96%) relates to recurring annual licence fees (six month period to 31 December 2011: £672,834 (97%)) and £29,956 (4%) relates to support revenues (six month period to 31 December 2011: £23,963 (3%)). The operating loss for the period was £262,850, 23% lower than the corresponding period for the six month period to 31 December 2011 (£342,789). 

 

New customer contracts obtained during the six month period to 31 December 2012, together with contract wins in January 2013 result in our contracted annual recurring revenues amounting to £1.9 million covering 82% of the cost base.

 

Financing

 

As at 31 December 2012 the Group had net cash balances of £602,157 (31 December 2011: £1,252,693). This reduction reflects the trading losses incurred by the Group and the continued development of our product portfolio, the cost of which is charged to the income statement as incurred. As a result of the timing of contract renewals our net cash balances as at 21 February 2013 increased to £854,206.

 

Board

 

Arcontech announced on 3 January 2013 that Andrew Miller had resigned as Chief Executive Officer to pursue other business interests. Andrew's contribution to the growth and development of the business is greatly appreciated and we wish him every success for the future. We are currently in the process of considering candidates for this position and expect to make an announcement before the end of our financial year.

 

Employees

 

I should like to thank all of our employees for their continued hard work, dedication and support over this last six months. Their continued focus on delivering quality software and support has provided the Group with the firm foundations needed to achieve growth.

 

Outlook

 

With our increased level of recurring revenues and tight control of operating costs we are making solid progress towards profitability. We have continued to invest in product development whilst also adding to our sales resource, which we believe will add to the continued successful growth of the Group.

 

Richard Last

Chairman

 

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

 


 

Six months ended 31

 December


Six months ended 31

 December


Year ended

30 June


 

2012


2011


2012



(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(audited)



£


£


£








Revenue


848,101


696,797


1,463,530








Distribution costs


-


-


(19,477)








Administrative costs


(1,110,951)


(1,039,586)


(2,039,200)















Operating loss


(262,850)


(342,789)


(595,147)








Finance income


4,260


3,385


8,756















Loss before taxation


(258,590)


(339,404)


(586,391)








Taxation


93,405


85,319


85,319















 

Loss for the period after tax

 

 

(165,185)


(254,085)


 

(501,072)















Total comprehensive income


(165,185)


(254,085)


(501,072)















Loss per share (basic and diluted)


(0.011)p


(0.017)p


(0.03)p








 

All of the results relate to continuing operations.

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 


 

 

 

31 December


 

 

31 December


 

 

30 June


 

2012


2011


2012



(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(audited)



£


£


£








Non-current assets







Goodwill


1,715,153


1,715,153


1,715,153

Property, plant and equipment


28,902


32,364


34,263















Total non-current assets


1,744,055


1,747,517


1,749,416















Current assets







Trade and other receivables


392,902


256,986


667,637

Cash and cash equivalents


602,157


1,252,693


746,675















Total current assets


995,059


1,509,679


1,414,312















Current liabilities







Trade and other payables


(382,129)


(456,872)


(355,447)

Deferred income


(813,597)


(909,137)


(1,131,894)















Total current liabilities


(1,195,726)


(1,366,009)


(1,487,341)















Net current (liabilities)/assets


(200,667)


143,670


(73,030)















Net assets


1,543,389


1,891,187


1,676,387















Equity







Share capital


1,531,315


1,531,315


1,531,315

Share premium account


9,428,169


9,428,169


9,428,169

Share option reserve


222,947


158,573


190,760

Retained earnings


(9,639,042)


(9,226,870)


(9,473,857)

















1,543,389


1,891,187


1,676,387








 

 CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

 


 

Six months ended 31

December


Six months ended 31

     December


Year ended

30 June


 

2012


2011


2012



(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(audited)



£


£


£








 

Net cash (used)/received in operating activities


(146,300)


410,924


 

 

(90,351)








Investing activities







Interest received


4,260


3,385


8,756

 

Purchases of plant and equipment


 

(2,478)


 

(2,820)


 

          (12,934)















Net cash generated from/(used) in investing activities


1,782


565


            (4,178)








 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents


 

 

(144,518)


 

 

411,489


 

 

        (94,529)















Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


 

746,675


 

841,204


 

          841,204








Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


602,157


1,252,693


746,675

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 


Share

capital

Share

premium

Share-based payments
reserve

Retained

earnings

       Total

    


         £

           £

         £

           £

          £

At 1 July 2011

 

1,531,315

 

9,428,169

 

145,538

 

(8,992,785)

 

2,132,2374

Loss and comprehensive income for the period

 

-

-

 - 

 

(254,085)

 

(254,085)

Share-based payments

 

-

 

-

 

13,035

 

-

 

13,035

At 31 December 2011

1,531,315

9,428,169

158,573

(9,226,870)

1,891,187

Loss and comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

(246,987)

(246,987)

Share-based payments

 

-

 

-

 

32,187

 

-

32,187

At 30 June 2012

1,531,315

9,428,169

190,760

(9,473,857)

1,676,387

Loss and comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

(165,185)

 

 

(165,185)

 

Share-based payments

 

-

-

 

32,187 

 

-

32,187

At 31 December 2012

1,531,315

9,428,169

222,947

(9,639,042)

1,543,389

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

1.       The figures for the six months ended 31 December 2012 and 31 December 2011 are unaudited and do not constitute statutory accounts. The interim results have been prepared using accounting policies which are consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union and are expected to be adopted in the next annual accounts.

The financial information for the year ended 30 June 2012 set out in this interim report does not comprise the Group's statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The statutory accounts for the year ended 30 June 2012, which were prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted for use in the EU, applied in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006, have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditors reported on those accounts; their report was unqualified and did not contain a statement under either Section 498(2) or Section 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006 and did not include references to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of emphasis

 

2.       Copies of this statement are available from the Company Secretary at the Company's registered office at 8th Floor Finsbury Tower, 103-105 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8LZ or from the Company's website at www.arcontech.com.

3.       Earnings per share have been calculated based on the loss after tax and the weighted average number of shares in issue during the half year ended 31 December 2012 of 1,531,314,870  (31 December 2011 - 1,531,314,870; 30 June 2012 - 1,531,314,870). Share options are anti-dilutive and are therefore not included.

4.       Taxation is based on the unaudited results and provision has been estimated at the rate applicable to the Company at the time of this statementand expected to be applied to the total annual earnings, adjusted for cash recovery of Research & Development tax credits during the period.

5.       There were no dividends paid or proposed during the period (2011: Nil).

6.       The Directors have elected not to apply IAS34 Interim financial reporting.

 

 

 

 

 


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