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Avon Rubber PLC  -  AVON   

Half-year Report

Released 07:00 02-May-2018

RNS Number : 8148M
Avon Rubber PLC
02 May 2018
 

 

 

 

AVON RUBBER P.L.C.

UNAUDITED INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS

ENDED 31 MARCH 2018

 

6 MONTHS OF STRATEGIC PROGRESS

 

Paul McDonald, Chief Executive Officer

"We have delivered strong financial results, with underlying performance more than offsetting currency headwinds, whilst continuing to build the order book. We have also made further progress on the longer-term growth opportunities for our expanding product portfolio.

The performance reflects the benefits of the strategic actions being implemented to enable the Group to continue to grow sustainably in our core markets. Building on this platform, and with the momentum from our expanding product portfolio, the Board remains confident on delivery of its current year expectations and is excited by the medium-term prospects for the Group."

 

 

31 March 2018

 

31 March 2017

(Restated)2

% Increase Reported

 

% Increase Constant Currency

Orders received

£88.3m

£90.8m

(2.7%)

5.0%

Closing order book

£40.6m

£34.5m

17.7%

29.6%

Revenue

£77.7m

£78.9m

(1.5%)

5.9%

Adjusted1 operating profit

£11.6m

£10.9m

6.4%

18.9%

Operating profit

£9.9m

£9.6m

3.1%

18.4%

Net cash

£39.1m

£12.6m

      Up £14.4m3

Adjusted1 basic earnings per share4

32.8p

28.6p

14.7%

33.7%

Basic earnings per share4

27.9p

24.7p

13.0%

33.6%

Interim dividend per share

5.34p

4.11p

30.0%

30.0%

 

Operational highlights

·    Avon Protection growth driven by strong Law Enforcement performance

·    Positive Military order intake contributing to building the order book for 2019

·    milkrite | InterPuls growth momentum in Farm Services and Precision, Controls & Intelligence

·    Powered Air range NIOSH approval obtained together with first customer orders

·    MCM100 initial customer orders received for delivery in H2 2018

·    UK MOD General Service Respirator 5 year contract signed for deliveries starting in 2019

·    Avon Engineered Fabrications, Inc. ("AEF") non-core divestment for $9.25m

 

Financial highlights at constant currency

·    Orders received up 5.0% and £10.6m ahead of revenue

·    Closing order book of £40.6m provides excellent visibility going into the second half of 2018

·    Revenue up 5.9% at £77.7m and adjusted1 operating profit up 18.9% at £11.6m

·    EBITDA margins improved by 20bps to 19.9%

·    Strong EBITDA cash conversion of 123.9% and the divestment of AEF resulting in net cash of £39.1m, up £14.4m in the half year

·    Adjusted1 earnings per share of 32.8p, grew by 33.7%

·    Interim dividend per share of 5.34p, up 30.0%

 

Notes:

1 The Directors believe that adjusted measures provide a more useful comparison of business trends and performance. Adjusted results exclude exceptional items, defined benefit pension scheme costs, the amortisation of acquired intangibles and discontinued operations. The term adjusted is not defined under IFRS and may not be comparable with similarly titled measures used by other companies. A reconciliation of reported numbers to adjusted numbers is provided in note 4 to the interim financial statements.

2 2017 has been restated to reflect the continuing operations of the business following the sale of AEF on 30 March 2018 and to correct the charge for share based payments as previously reported in the 2017 Annual Report. The restatement did not have any impact on the prior period comparatives for adjusted and reported operating profit and earnings per share.

3 Movement since 30 September 2017.

4 Earnings per share and adjusted earnings per share are presented on a continuing operations basis.

 

For further enquiries, please contact:

Avon Rubber p.l.c.

Paul McDonald, Chief Executive Officer                                                       01225 896300

Nick Keveth, Chief Financial Officer

Weber Shandwick Financial

Nick Oborne                                                                                                    020 7067 0700

Tom Jenkins

 

An analyst meeting will be held at 9.30am this morning at the offices of Weber Shandwick Financial, 2 Waterhouse Square, 140 Holborn, London, EC1N 2AE. The analyst meeting will be webcast live on www.avon-rubber.com 

Legal Entity Identifier: 213800JM1AN62REBWA71

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation ("MAR") EU no.596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

Note to editors: 

Avon Rubber p.l.c. is an innovative technology group specialising in respiratory protection systems and milking point solutions through our two businesses Avon Protection and milkrite | InterPuls. We design, test and manufacture specialist products and services to maximise the performance and capabilities of our customers.

Avon Protection is the recognised global leader in advanced Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) respiratory protection systems for the world's Military, Law Enforcement and Fire markets.

milkrite | InterPuls is a global leader providing complete milking point solutions to customers across the world with the aim of improving every farm it touches.

For further information please visit the Group's website: www.avon-rubber.com

 

Interim Management Report

Overview

During the first half of 2018 we have continued to make excellent progress delivering our strategy to generate shareholder value through maximising organic sales growth from our current portfolio, supported by selective product development, and through value enhancing acquisitions.

In Avon Protection, we have seen significant market share gains within Law Enforcement as well as higher filter and spare sales from the increased customer base. Military order intake for existing platforms for both the DoD and Rest of World customers has been positive and enables us to build visibility into 2019. In milkrite | InterPuls, we have seen good growth in the Farm Services and Precision, Control & Intelligence ("PCI") products, despite weaker market conditions in North America impacting the performance of Interface. This reflects both the benefits of our differentiated Farm Services ownership model as well as the added value our PCI products bring to customers in terms of driving farm efficiency. As a result the Group delivered strong constant currency revenue growth in the first six months of the year and positive order intake across the business has resulted in a closing order book at the half year of £40.6m (Sept 2017: £30.0m).

Our focus on new selective product development has continued with £4.4m of investment in research and development projects during the first six months of the year. We received NIOSH safety approval in North America for our Powered Air range and are in full production readiness for the MCM100 underwater rebreather, with first deliveries during the second half of the year. We will also launch our Magnum Self Contained Breathing Apparatus ("SCBA") and the heavy duty PCI products in North America during the second half of the year.

The divestment of AEF, the US based manufacturer of hovercraft skirts and bulk liquid storage tanks, supports our focus on growing the core business in our chosen market segments. We continue to explore acquisition opportunities, where we see the potential to deliver significant strategic and financial value. Our strengthened balance sheet will enable us to execute on these acquisition opportunities where our commercial and financial criteria are met.

Group Results

The Group has delivered a strong financial performance in the first half of the year with revenue and adjusted operating profit increasing at constant currency by 5.9% and 18.9% respectively. Given our US businesses constitute over 70% of the Group, the strengthening pound during the first half of the year has resulted in reported revenue decreasing by 1.5% to £77.7m and a smaller increase in reported adjusted operating profit of 6.4% to £11.6m (2017: £10.9m) at actual currency.

After a tax charge of £1.6m (2017: £2.0m), an adjusted effective rate of 14% (2017: 19%), the Group recorded an adjusted profit for the period after tax of £10.0m (2017: £8.7m).

The reduced tax rate of 14% (2017: 19%) has resulted in adjusted basic earnings per share increasing by 33.7% at constant currency to 32.8p (2017: 28.6p). Basic earnings per share from continuing operations were 27.9p (2017: 24.7p).

Operational cash generation has continued to be strong with EBITDA cash conversion of 123.9%. The operational cash performance, together with the divestment of AEF for $9.25m, resulted in a £14.4m increase in net cash during the first half of the year and a closing net cash balance of £39.1m. This strong cash position provides funding to support our organic growth strategy and value enhancing acquisitions.

Against this strong backdrop, the Board has increased the interim dividend by 30% to 5.34p, in line with our policy, and reflecting confidence in the full year performance.

 

Segmental Information

 

 31   March 2018

£m

31 March 2017

(restated)

£m

Growth

%

Growth at constant currency

%

 

Orders received

 

 

 

 

Avon Protection

64.2

65.8

(2.4%)

6.6%

milkrite | InterPuls

24.1

25.0

(3.6%)

1.0%

Total

88.3

90.8

(2.7%)

5.0%

 

Closing order book

 

 

 

 

Avon Protection

37.5

31.8

17.9%

30.8%

milkrite | InterPuls

3.1

2.7

14.8%

16.1%

Total

40.6

34.5

17.7%

29.6%

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

Avon Protection

53.1

53.7

(1.1%)

8.4%

milkrite | InterPuls

24.6

25.2

(2.4%)

0.8%

Total

77.7

78.9

(1.5%)

5.9%

 

Operating profit

 

 

 

 

Avon Protection

8.7

7.6

14.4%

21.0%

milkrite | InterPuls

2.6

3.3

(21.2%)

1.2%

Unallocated corporate costs

(1.4)

(1.3)

(7.7%)

     0.3%

Total

9.9

9.6

3.1%

18.4%

 

Adjusted operating profit

 

 

 

 

Avon Protection

9.2

8.0

15.0%

25.1%

milkrite | InterPuls

3.6

4.0

(10.0%)

2.3%

Unallocated corporate costs

(1.2)

(1.1)

(9.1%)

   (15.8%)

Total

11.6

10.9

6.4%

18.9%

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

Avon Protection

11.7

11.6

0.8%

7.1%

milkrite | InterPuls

5.0

5.5

(9.1%)

0.2%

Unallocated corporate costs

(1.2)

(1.1)

(9.1%)

13.2%

Total

15.5

16.0

(3.1%)

6.6%

 

Adjusted EBITDA margin

 

 

 

 

Avon Protection

22.0%

21.6%

0.4%

-

milkrite | InterPuls

20.3%

21.8%

(1.5%)

(0.5%)

Total

19.9%

20.3%

(0.4%)

0.2%

 

Avon Protection

Orders received totalling £64.2m (2017: £65.8m) reflect a constant currency growth of 6.6%, offset by the impact of the strengthening pound. Revenue of £53.1m (2017: £53.7m) improved by 8.4% on a constant currency basis with exceptional growth in Law Enforcement of 42%, more than offsetting 6% declines in both Military and Fire.

Adjusted operating profit increased by 15.0% to £9.2m (2017: £8.0m) with adjusted EBITDA of £11.7m (2017: £11.6m). On a constant currency basis, adjusted operating profit and adjusted EBITDA grew by 25.1% and 7.1% respectively and our EBITDA margins have remained stable.

Military

Military revenues of £27.3m (2017: £32.9m) were 5.5% lower versus last half year, on a constant currency basis. DoD revenues were flat, with higher spares sales offsetting the planned lower shipment of M50 mask systems of 79,000 (2017: 93,000). The Rest of the World order book has grown strongly in the period driven by the initial MCM100 underwater rebreather orders. The lower first half Rest of World revenue arises due to delivery timings being weighted to the second half.

We received orders for 100,000 M50 mask systems in the first six months, resulting in an order book of 70,000 systems as we entered the second half of the year and, since 31 March 2018, we have received a further order for 24,000 M50 mask systems. This has provided us with visibility for the Military sales in the current year as well as contributing to building the order book for 2019. We continue to pursue a number of identified opportunities with the DoD and Rest of World Military customers and anticipate further orders, both for existing products as well from the new product portfolio.

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement revenue grew 42% on a constant currency basis to £18.6m (2017: £12.5m). This was driven by strong performances in hoods and mask systems in Europe, Middle East and Asia as we continue to make progress in converting police forces to our products. In North America, we also benefited from increased sales of filters and spares to our expanding customer base. Initial sales of our Powered Air range also contributed to the growth in the period and we see the new product range as an exciting driver for growth moving forward.

Fire

Fire revenue reduced to £7.2m (2017: £8.3m), a reduction of 6.3% on a constant currency basis, as the sector experienced tougher market conditions in North America than 2017. We expect the launch of the Magnum SCBA, later in the year, to upgrade the existing product offering to our customers and support the medium term outlook for revenue growth.  

milkrite | InterPuls

Revenue of £24.6m (2017: £25.2m) increased by 0.8% on a constant currency basis. Continued growth in Precison, Control & Intelligence and Farm Services was offset by the performance of Interface in North America due to tougher markets conditions as a result of increased feed costs squeezing farmer margins.

Adjusted operating profit of £3.6m (2017: £4.0m) grew 2.3% on a constant currency basis. Adjusted EBITDA of £5.0m (2017: £5.5m) resulted in an adjusted EBITDA margin of 20.3%. With the softer market conditions in North America, we will continue to focus on managing the operating costs of the business in the second half of the year.

Interface

Interface revenue of £17.2m (2017: £18.3m) was impacted by weaker market conditions in North America following recent feed cost increases which is expected to continue in the second half. As a result of the performance in North America, Interface revenues declined by 1.1% on a constant currency basis. Market conditions in Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific remain positive reflected in constant currency revenue growth of 8.6% across these regions.

Precision, Control and Intelligence

Our PCI range and sales have continued to perform well across our key markets. Revenue of £4.8m (2017: £4.8m) grew 5.3% at a constant currency rate as dairy farmers continue to invest in our PCI products to drive farm efficiency.

Farm Services

Farm Services has continued to show exceptional growth with revenue of £2.6m (2017: £2.1m), up 28.7% at constant currency, reflecting the ongoing success of Cluster Exchange which saw a 23% growth in cluster points in the period. The extension of Farm Services to include Pulsator Exchange and Tag Exchange continues to progress well in line with expectations.

Research & Development expenditure

We continue to invest for the future and our total investment in research and development (capitalised and expensed) amounted to £4.4m (2017: £3.9m) as shown below. Total research and development as a percentage of revenue was 5.7% (2017: 4.8%).

 

 

Half year to

31 Mar 2018

Half year to

31 Mar 2017

Year to

30 Sep 2017

Total research and development expenditure

£4.4m

£3.9m

£8.4m

Less customer funded

(£1.4m)

(£2.0m)

(£4.6m)

Group expenditure

£3.0m

£1.9m

£3.8m

Capitalised

(£2.6m)

(£0.9m)

(£2.7m)

Income statement impact

£0.4m

£1.0m

£1.1m

Amortisation

£1.3m

£2.0m

£3.5m

Impairment

-

-

£2.6m

Total income statement impact

£1.7m

£3.0m

£7.2m

Revenue

£77.7m

£78.9m

£159.2m

R&D spend as % of revenue

5.7%

4.8%

5.3%

 

In Avon Protection the most significant investments have been in the further development of the Magnum Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and MCM100 underwater rebreather product ranges. In milkrite | InterPuls, investment has been focussed on expanding our Precision, Control and Intelligence (PCI) heavy duty product range.

 

Profit for the Period

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

£m

Half year to 31 March 2017

£m

(restated)

Adjusted operating profit

11.6

10.9

Adjustments

(1.7)

(1.3)

Operating profit

9.9

9.6

Net finance costs

(0.5)

(0.7)

Profit before taxation

9.4

8.9

Taxation

(0.9)

(1.4)

Profit from continuing operations

8.5

7.5

Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations

1.6

(0.3)

Profit for the period

10.1

7.2

Adjustments

Adjustments of £1.7m (2017: £1.3m) have been excluded from adjusted operating profit and include amortisation of acquired intangible assets of £1.5m (2017: £1.4m) and pension administration costs of £0.2m (2017: £0.2m). Adjustments in 2017 included an exceptional credit of £0.3m for a post-acquisition working capital adjustment relating to the acquisition of InterPuls.

Taxation

The tax charge of £0.9m is comprised of an adjusted tax charge of £1.6m, at an adjusted effective rate of 14%, offset by the tax effects of the amortisation of acquired intangibles and the defined benefit pension scheme.

Profit from Discontinued Operations

The profit from discontinued operations of £1.6m (2017: (£0.3m)) is comprised of the profit after tax of AEF up to the date of disposal on 30 March 2018 of £0.5m (2017: (0.3m)) and the gain on disposal after tax of £1.1m.

Net Cash and Cash Flow

Underlying cash generated from continuing operations was £19.2m with operating cash conversion from adjusted EBITDA continuing to be strong at 123.9% (2017: 105.0%).

Total capital expenditure was £4.0m (2017: £2.7m) including £2.6m of capitalised development costs. Dividends and the purchase of own shares was £3.7m (2017: £2.9m) reflecting the 30% increase in the 2017 final dividend.

Net cash at the half year was £39.1m, including the £6.6m proceeds from the sale of AEF, £14.4m higher than the 2017 year end.

Dividends

The Board has declared an interim dividend of 5.34p per ordinary share, an increase of 30% on the 2017 interim dividend. This will be paid on 7 September 2018 to shareholders on the register on 10 August 2018.

Outlook

We have delivered strong financial results, with underlying performance more than offsetting currency headwinds, whilst continuing to build the order book. We have also made further progress on the longer-term growth opportunities for our expanding product portfolio.

The performance reflects the benefits of the strategic actions being implemented to enable the Group to continue to grow sustainably in our core markets. Building on this platform, and with the momentum from our expanding product portfolio, the Board remains confident on delivery of its current year expectations and is excited by the medium-term prospects for the Group.

 

 

 

Paul McDonald
Chief Executive Officer

2 May 2018

Nick Keveth
Chief Financial Officer
2 May 2018

 

Statement of Directors' Responsibilities

The Directors confirm that this condensed consolidated interim financial information has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, 'Interim Financial Reporting' as adopted by the European Union, and that the interim management report herein includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7 and DTR 4.2.8, namely:

·    an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months and their impact on the condensed consolidated interim financial information, and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the financial year; and

·    material related party transactions in the first six months and any material changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report.

 

Miles Ingrey-Counter
Company Secretary
2 May 2018

 

 

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements in this half year report are forwardlooking. Although the Group believes that the expectations reflected in these forwardlooking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. Because these statements involve risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forwardlooking statements.

We undertake no obligation to update any forwardlooking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Company website

The interim statement is available on the Company's website at www.avon-rubber.com. The maintenance and integrity of the website is the responsibility of the Directors. Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.

Change of auditor

As reported in our 2017 Annual Report, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ('PwC') have been the Company's external auditor for well over 20 years and the Board requested the Audit Committee run a tender process in early 2018. Following this process the Board have selected KPMG LLP to be the Company's external auditor for the year ending 30 September 2019. PwC will continue to act as auditors for the current financial year. At the 2019 AGM shareholders will be invited to vote on the appointment of KPMG LLP.

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

Half year to 31 March 2017

Year to 30 Sep 2017

 

 

 

Adjusted

Adjustments*

Total

Adjusted

Adjustments*

Total

Adjusted

Adjustments*

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

(restated)

 

(restated)

(restated)

 

(restated)

 

 

Note

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

3

77.7

-

77.7

78.9

-

78.9

159.2

-

159.2

Cost of sales

 

 

(48.9)

-

(48.9)

(48.7)

(48.7)

(97.6)

(97.6)

Gross profit

 

 

28.8

-

28.8

30.2

-

30.2

61.6

-

61.6

Selling and distribution costs

 

 

(9.7)

-

(9.7)

(10.5)

-

(10.5)

(19.9)

-

(19.9)

General and administrative expenses

 

 

(7.5)

(1.7)

(9.2)

(8.8)

(1.3)

(10.1)

(15.6)

(6.0)

(21.6)

Operating profit

 

3

11.6

(1.7)

9.9

10.9

(1.3)

9.6

26.1

(6.0)

20.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit is analysed as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before depreciation and amortisation

 

 

15.5

(0.2)

15.3

16.0

0.1

16.1

35.7

(0.1)

35.6

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

(3.9)

(1.5)

(5.4)

(5.1)

(6.5)

(9.6)

(15.5)

Operating profit

 

 

11.6

(1.7)

9.9

10.9

9.6

26.1

20.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

7

0.1

-

0.1

-

-

-

0.1

-

0.1

Finance costs

 

7

(0.1)

-

(0.1)

(0.1)

-

(0.1)

(0.3)

-

(0.3)

Other finance expense

 

7

-

(0.5)

(0.5)

(0.1)

(0.6)

-

(1.0)

Profit before taxation

 

 

11.6

(2.2)

9.4

10.7

(1.8)

8.9

25.9

(7.0)

18.9

Taxation

 

8

(1.6)

0.7

(0.9)

(2.0)

(1.4)

(0.4)

2.9

Profit for the period from continuing operations

 

 

10.0

(1.5)

8.5

8.7

(1.2)

7.5

25.5

(3.7)

21.8

Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations

 

6

-

1.6

1.6

-

(0.3)

-

(0.3)

Profit for the period

 

 

10.0

0.1

10.1

8.7

7.2

25.5

21.5

 

*See note 5 for further details of adjustments

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (continued)

 

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

Half year to 31 March 2017

Year to 30 Sep 2017

 

 

Adjusted

Adjustments*

Total

Adjusted

Adjustments*

Total

Adjusted

Adjustments*

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

(restated)

 

(restated)

(restated)

 

(restated)

 

 

Note

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actuarial gain/(loss) recognised in retirement benefit scheme (**)

 

-

1.5

1.5

-

(0.4)

(0.4)

-

(3.8)

(3.8)

 

Deferred tax relating to retirement benefit scheme (**)

 

-

(0.3)

(0.3)

-

0.1

0.1

-

0.6

0.6

 

Net exchange differences offset in reserves (***)

 

(2.3)

-

(2.3)

1.1

-

1.1

(2.3)

-

(2.3)

 

Cash flow hedges (***)

 

0.2

-

0.2

0.5

-

0.5

1.1

-

1.1

 

Tax relating to exchange differences offset in reserves (***)

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

0.2

-

0.2

 

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of taxation

 

(2.1)

1.2

(0.9)

1.6

(0.3)

1.3

(1.0)

(3.2)

(4.2)

 

Profit for the period

 

10.0

0.1

10.1

8.7

(1.5)

7.2

25.5

(4.0)

21.5

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

7.9

1.3

9.2

10.3

(1.8)

8.5

24.5

(7.2)

17.3

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

10

32.8p

0.3p

33.1p

28.6p

(4.9)p

23.7p

83.8p

(13.2)p

70.6p

 

Diluted

10

32.6p

0.3p

32.9p

28.2p

(4.9)p

23.3p

83.3p

(13.1)p

70.2p

 

Earnings per share from continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

10

32.8p

(4.9)p

27.9p

28.6p

(3.9)p

24.7p

83.8p

(12.2)p

71.6p

 

Diluted

10

32.6p

(4.9)p

27.7p

28.2p

(3.9)p

24.3p

83.3p

(12.1)p

71.2p

 

 

* See note 5 for further details of adjustments

** Items that are not subsequently reclassified to the income statement

***Items that may be subsequently reclassified to the income statement

The Statement of Comprehensive Income for half year and full year 2017 has been restated to present AEF as a discontinued operation, and half year 2017 has also been restated to correct the charge for share based payments.
 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet

 

 

As at

31 Mar 2018

As at

31 Mar 2017

As at

30 Sep 2017

 

Note

£m

£m

£m

Assets

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Goodwill and acquired intangibles

 

21.2

23.7

23.4

Development expenditure and computer software

 

17.9

21.7

17.0

Property, plant and equipment

 

21.9

29.1

26.3

Deferred tax assets

 

8.1

7.8

8.2

 

 

69.1

82.3

74.9

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

21.8

21.8

21.8

Trade and other receivables

 

18.8

19.8

23.8

Derivative financial instruments

 

0.4

-

0.2

Cash and cash equivalents

14

40.4

14.8

26.5

 

 

81.4

56.4

72.3

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

14

1.3

2.2

1.8

Trade and other payables

 

28.6

26.1

30.1

Derivative financial instruments

 

-

0.3

-

Provisions for liabilities and charges

11

0.3

0.7

0.3

Current tax liabilities

 

7.1

9.9

6.8

 

 

37.3

39.2

39.0

Net current assets

 

44.1

17.2

33.3

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

5.8

9.2

6.8

Retirement benefit obligations

 

42.5

40.7

44.1

Provisions for liabilities and charges

11

3.0

1.6

1.7

 

 

51.3

51.5

52.6

Net assets

 

61.9

48.0

55.6

Shareholders' equity

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares

12

31.0

31.0

31.0

Share premium account

12

34.7

34.7

34.7

Capital redemption reserve

 

0.5

0.5

0.5

Translation reserve

 

4.2

9.7

6.5

Accumulated losses

 

(8.5)

(27.9)

(17.1)

Total equity

 

61.9

48.0

55.6

 

 

 

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

 

 

Half year to 31 Mar 2018

 

Half year to 31 Mar 2017 (restated)

Year to

30 Sep

2017 (restated)

 

Note

£m

£m

£m

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from continuing operating activities before the impact of exceptional items

13

19.2

16.8

35.0

Cash impact of exceptional items

 

-

0.3

0.3

Cash flows from continuing operations

 

19.2

17.1

35.3

Cash flows from discontinued operations

 

(0.2)

0.2

0.3

Cash generated from operations

13  

19.0

17.3

35.6

Interest income received

 

0.1

-

0.1

Finance costs paid

 

(0.1)

(0.1)

(0.2)

Retirement benefit deficit recovery contributions

 

(0.8)

(0.4)

(1.0)

Tax paid

 

(2.0)

(0.7)

(2.0)

Net cash flows from operating activities

 

16.2

16.1

32.5

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from/(used in) investing activities

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from disposal of discontinued operations

 

6.5

-

-

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(1.4)

(1.7)

(2.6)

Capitalised development costs and purchased software

 

(2.6)

(1.0)

(2.9)

Net cash flows from/(used in) investing activities

 

2.5

(2.7)

(5.5)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows used in financing activities

 

 

 

 

Net movement in borrowings

 

(0.5)

(0.3)

(0.8)

Dividends paid to shareholders

 

(2.5)

(1.9)

(3.2)

Payments to acquire own shares

 

(1.2)

(1.0)

(1.0)

Net cash flows used in financing activities

 

(4.2)

(3.2)

(5.0)

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

14.5

10.2

22.0

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

 

26.5

 

4.5

4.5

Effects of exchange rate changes

 

(0.6)

0.1

-

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

14

40.4

14.8

26.5

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 

Share capital

Share premium

Other reserves*

Accumulated losses (restated)

Total equity (restated)

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

At 30 September 2016

31.0

34.7

9.1

(32.8)

42.0

Profit for the period

-

-

 

7.2

7.2

Net exchange differences offset in reserves

-

-

1.1

-

1.1

Cash flow hedges

-

-

-

0.5

0.5

Actuarial loss recognised on retirement benefit scheme

-

-

-

(0.4)

(0.4)

Deferred tax relating to retirement benefit scheme

-

-

-

0.1

0.1

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

1.1

7.4

8.5

Dividends paid

-

-

-

(1.9)

(1.9)

Movement in shares held by the employee benefit trust

-

-

-

(1.0)

(1.0)

Movement in respect of employee share schemes

-

-

-

0.4

0.4

At 31 March 2017

31.0

34.7

10.2

(27.9)

48.0

Profit for the period

-

-

 

14.3

14.3

Net exchange differences offset in reserves

-

-

(3.4)

-

(3.4)

Tax relating to exchange differences offset in reserves

-

-

0.2

-

0.2

Cash flow hedges

-

-

-

0.6

0.6

Actuarial loss recognised on retirement benefit scheme

-

-

-

(3.4)

(3.4)

Deferred tax relating to retirement benefit scheme

-

-

-

0.5

0.5

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(3.2)

12.0

8.8

Dividends paid

-

-

-

(1.3)

(1.3)

Movement in respect of employee share schemes

-

-

-

0.5

0.5

Deferred tax relating to employee share schemes

-

-

-

(0.4)

(0.4)

At 30 September 2017

31.0

34.7

7.0

(17.1)

55.6

Profit for the period

-

-

-

10.1

10.1

Net exchange differences offset in reserves

-

-

(2.3)

-

(2.3)

Cash flow hedges

-

-

-

0.2

0.2

Actuarial gain recognised on retirement benefit scheme

-

-

-

1.5

1.5

Deferred tax relating to retirement benefit scheme

-

-

-

(0.3)

(0.3)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(2.3)

11.5

9.2

Dividends paid

-

-

-

(2.5)

(2.5)

Movement in shares held by the employee benefit trust

-

-

-

(1.0)

(1.0)

Movement in respect of employee share schemes

-

-

-

0.6

0.6

At 31 March 2018

31.0

34.7

4.7

(8.5)

61.9

 

*Other reserves consist of the capital redemption reserve of £0.5m (31 March 2017: £0.5m, 30 September 2017: £0.5m) and the translation reserve of £4.2m (31 March 2017: £9.7m, 30 September 2017: £6.5m).

 

 

Notes to the Interim Financial Statements

 

1. General information

 

The company is a limited liability company incorporated in England and domiciled in the UK. The address of its registered office is Hampton Park West, Semington Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6NB. The company has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.

 

This unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information was approved for issue on 2 May 2018.

 

These interim financial results do not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Statutory accounts for the year ended 30 September 2017 were approved by the Board of Directors on 15 November 2017 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified, did not contain an emphasis of matter paragraph and did not contain any statement under Section 498 of the Companies Act 2006.

 

2. Basis of preparation

 

This condensed consolidated interim financial information for the half year ended 31 March 2018 has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and with IAS 34, 'Interim financial reporting' as adopted by the European Union. These interim financial results should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2017, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union.

 

Having considered the Group's funding position, budgets for 2018 and three year plan, the Directors have formed a judgement that there is a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. For this reason the Directors continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the condensed consolidated interim financial information.

 

The financial information presented in this Interim Report has been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies expected to be used in preparing the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts which do not differ significantly from those used in the preparation of the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts.

 

 

 

3. Segment information

 

The Group has two clearly defined business segments, Protection and Dairy.

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

 

Protection

Dairy

Unallocated

Group

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

Revenue

53.1

24.6

-

77.7

 

 

 

 

 

Segment result before depreciation, amortisation, exceptional items and defined benefit pension scheme costs

11.7

5.0

(1.2)

15.5

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

(1.4)

(1.2)

-

(2.6)

Amortisation of development costs and software

(1.1)

(0.2)

-

(1.3)

Segment result before amortisation of acquired intangibles, exceptional items and defined benefit pension scheme costs

9.2

3.6

(1.2)

11.6

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

(0.5)

(1.0)

-

(1.5)

Exceptional items

-

-

-

-

Defined benefit pension scheme costs

-

-

(0.2)

(0.2)

Segment result

8.7

2.6

(1.4)

9.9

Interest income

 

 

 

0.1

Finance costs

 

 

 

(0.1)

Other finance expense

 

 

 

(0.5)

Profit before taxation

 

 

 

9.4

Taxation

 

 

 

(0.9)

Profit for the period from continuing operations

 

 

 

8.5

 

 

 

Half year to 31 March 2017

 

Protection

(restated)

Dairy

 

Unallocated

 

Group

(restated)

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

Revenue

53.7

25.2

-

78.9

 

 

 

 

 

Segment result before depreciation, amortisation and defined benefit pension scheme credit

11.6

5.5

(1.1)

16.0

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

(1.8)

(1.1)

-

(2.9)

Amortisation of development costs and software

(1.8)

(0.4)

-

(2.2)

Segment result before amortisation of acquired intangibles and defined benefit pension scheme credit

8.0

4.0

(1.1)

10.9

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

(0.4)

(1.0)

-

(1.4)

Exceptional items

-

0.3

-

0.3

Defined benefit pension scheme costs

-

-

(0.2)

(0.2)

Segment result

7.6

3.3

(1.3)

9.6

Finance costs

 

 

 

(0.1)

Other finance expense

 

 

 

(0.6)

Profit before taxation

 

 

 

8.9

Taxation

 

 

 

(1.4)

Profit for the period from continuing operations

 

 

 

7.5

 

 

 

Year ended 30 September 2017

 

Protection

(restated)

Dairy

 

Unallocated

 

Group

(restated)

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

Revenue

109.8

49.4

-

159.2

 

 

 

 

 

Segment result before depreciation, amortisation, exceptional items, acquisition costs and defined benefit pension scheme costs

26.8

10.9

(2.0)

35.7

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

(3.4)

(2.3)

-

(5.7)

Amortisation of development costs and software

(3.3)

(0.6)

-

(3.9)

Segment result before amortisation of acquired intangibles, exceptional items, acquisition costs and defined benefit pension scheme costs

20.1

8.0

(2.0)

26.1

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

(1.0)

(2.0)

-

(3.0)

Exceptional items and acquisition costs

(2.9)

0.3

-

(2.6)

Defined benefit pension scheme costs

-

-

(0.4)

(0.4)

Segment result

16.2

6.3

(2.4)

20.1

Interest income

 

 

 

0.1

Finance costs

 

 

 

(0.3)

Other finance expense

 

 

 

(1.0)

Profit before taxation

 

 

 

18.9

Taxation

 

 

 

2.9

Profit for the year from continuing operations

 

 

 

21.8

 

Revenue by origin

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

 

Half year to 31 March 2017

(restated)

Year to

30 Sep 2017

(restated)

 

£m

£m

£m

Europe

21.3

17.3

40.2

North America

56.4

61.6

119.0

 Continuing operations

77.7

78.9

159.2

 

 

 

4. Adjusted Performance Measures

 

This document contains certain financial measures that are not defined or recognised under IFRS including adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share. The Directors believe that adjusted measures provide a more useful comparison of business trends and performance. These adjusted measures exclude the effect of exceptional items, defined benefit scheme pension costs, the amortisation of acquired intangible assets and discontinued operations. The Group uses these measures for planning, budgeting and reporting purposes and for its internal assessment of the operational performance of individual businesses within the Group. Given the term adjusted is not defined under IFRS, the adjusted measures may not be comparable with similarly titled measures used by other companies.

 

The following tables show the adjustments made to arrive at adjusted operating profit, adjusted profit for the period and adjusted basic earnings per share.

 

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

Half year to 31 March 2017

Adjusted operating profit

Protection

 

£m

Dairy

 

£m

Group

 

£m

Dairy

 

£m

Group (restated)

£m

Operating profit

8.7

2.6

9.9

7.6

3.3

9.6

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

0.5

1.0

1.5

0.4

1.0

1.4

Defined benefit pension administration costs

-

-

0.2

-

-

0.2

Post-acquisition working capital adjustment

-

-

-

-

(0.3)

(0.3)

Adjusted operating profit

9.2

3.6

11.6

8.0

4.0

10.9

 

 

Adjusted basic earnings per share

Half year to 31 March 2018

 

£m

Half year to 31 March 2017

(restated)

£m

Profit for the period

10.1

7.2

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

1.5

1.4

Defined benefit pension administration costs

0.2

0.2

Post-acquisition working capital adjustment

-

(0.3)

Defined benefit pension net interest cost

0.5

0.5

Tax on exceptional items

(0.7)

(0.6)

(Profit)/loss from discontinued operations

(1.6)

0.3

Adjusted profit for the year

10.0

8.7

Weighted average number of shares (in thousands)

30,498

30,410

Basic earnings per share (in pence)

33.1

23.7

Adjusted basic earnings per share (in pence)

32.8

28.6

 

 

 

5. Adjustments

 

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

Half year to 31 March 2017

Year to 30 Sep 2017

 

£m

£m

£m

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

(1.5)

(1.4)

(3.0)

Exceptional impairment of capitalised development expenditure

-

-

(2.6)

Exceptional impairment of plant and machinery

-

-

(0.3)

Exceptional post-acquisition working capital adjustment

-

0.3

0.3

Defined benefit pension scheme administration costs

(0.2)

(0.2)

(0.4)

 

(1.7)

(1.3)

(6.0)

 

The tax impact of the above gives rise to a deferred tax credit to the income statement of £0.6m (31 March 2017: £0.6m, 30 September 2017: £1.0m).

 

Defined benefit pension scheme costs relate to administrative expenses of the scheme which is closed to future accrual. £0.5m of other finance expense relating to the pension scheme is also treated as an adjustment (31 March 2017: £0.5m, 30 September 2017: £1.0m).

 

 

 

 

6. Discontinued operations

 

In March 2018, the Group disposed of Avon Engineered Fabrications, Inc. its US based hovercraft skirt and bulk liquid storage tank business. This non-core business was included in the Protection segment. The business has been classified as discontinued and prior periods have been restated to reflect this. The results of discontinued operations are as follows:

 

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

Half year to 31 March 2017

Year to 30 Sep 2017

 

£m

£m

£m

Profit before taxation

0.7

(0.3)

(0.3)

Taxation

(0.2)

-

-

Profit for the period

0.5

(0.3)

(0.3)

Gain on disposal

1.4

-

-

Tax on gain on disposal

(0.3)

-

-

Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations

1.6

(0.3)

(0.3)

Basic earnings/(loss) per share

5.2p

(1.0)p

(0.1)p

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

5.2p

(1.0)p

(0.1)p

 

The gain on disposal is a provisional figure and may be adjusted when final working capital balances have been agreed with the purchaser. Any adjustments that may be required will be recorded in discontinued operations in the future.

 

Cash flows from discontinued operations included in the cash flow statement are as follows:

 

 

Half year to 31 March 2018

Half year to 31 March 2017

Year to 30 Sep 2017

 

£m

£m

£m

Net cash flows (used in)/ from operating activities

(0.2)

0.2

0.3

Net cash flows from investing activities

6.5

-

-

Net cash flows from financing activities

-

-

-

Net cash flows from discontinued operations

6.3

0.2

0.3

 

 

 

7. Finance income and costs

 

Half year to

31 Mar 2018

Half year to

31 Mar 2017

Year to

30 Sep 2017

 

£m

£m

£m

Interest payable on bank loans and overdrafts 

(0.1)

(0.1)

(0.3)

Finance income

0.1

-

0.1

 

-

(0.1)

(0.2)

 

Other finance expense

 

Half year to

31 Mar 2018

Half year to

31 Mar 2017

Year to

30 Sep 2017

 

£m

£m

£m

Net interest cost: UK defined benefit pension scheme

(0.5)

(0.5)

(1.0)

Provisions: Unwinding of discount

-

(0.1)

-

 

(0.5)

(0.6)

(1.0)

 

8. Taxation

 

Half year to

31 Mar 2018

Half year to

31 Mar 2017

Year to

30 Sep 2017

 

£m

£m

£m

Adjusted tax (charge)/credit

(1.6)

(2.0)

(0.4)

Tax credit on Adjustments

0.7

0.6

3.3

Total tax (charge)/credit

(0.9)

(1.4)

2.9

 

The effective tax rate for the period is a charge of 10% (31 March 2017: charge of 16%, 30 September 2017: credit of 15%).

 

The adjusted effective tax rate, where the tax charge and the profit before taxation are adjusted for exceptional items, the amortisation of acquired intangibles and defined benefit pension scheme costs is 14% (31 March 2017: 19%, 30 September 2017: 2%).

 

9. Dividends

 

On 1 February 2018, the shareholders approved a final dividend of 8.21p per qualifying ordinary share in respect of the year ended 30 September 2017. This was paid on 16 March 2018 absorbing £2.5m of shareholders' funds.

 

The Board of Directors has declared an interim dividend of 5.34p (2016: 4.11p) per qualifying ordinary share in respect of the year ended 30 September 2018. This will be paid on 7 September 2018 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 10 August 2018. In accordance with accounting standards, this dividend has not been provided for. It will be recognised in shareholders' funds in the year to 30 September 2018 and is expected to absorb £1.6m (2016: £1.2m) of shareholders' funds.

 

 

 

 

10. Earnings per share

 

Basic earnings per share is based on a profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of £10.1m (2017: £7.2m) and 30,498,000 (2017: 30,410,000) ordinary shares being the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.

 

Adjusted earnings per share is based on a profit from continuing operations attributable to ordinary shareholders of £10.0m (2017: £8.7m) after adding back amortisation of acquired intangible assets, exceptional items and defined benefit pension scheme costs.

 

The Company has 182,000 (2017: 463,000) potentially dilutive ordinary shares in respect of the Performance Share Plan.

 

11. Provisions for liabilities and charges

 

Property obligations

£m

Balance at 30 September 2017

2.0

Reclassification from other payables

1.5

Payments in period

(0.2)

Balance at 31 March 2018

3.3

 

Property obligations include an onerous lease provision and obligations relating to former premises of the Group which are subject to dilapidation risks. Property provisions are subject to uncertainty in respect of the utilisation, non-utilisation, or subletting of surplus leasehold property and the final negotiated settlement of any dilapidation claims with landlords.

 

12. Share capital

 

Half year to 31 Mar 2018

Half year to

31 Mar 2017

Year to

30 Sep 2017

Number of shares (thousands)

31,023

31,023

31,023

Ordinary shares (£m)

31.0

31.0

31.0

Share premium (£m)

34.7

34.7

34.7

 

During the period 150,703 ordinary shares with a nominal value of £1 each were purchased by the Avon Rubber p.l.c. Employer Share Ownership Trust.

 

 

 

13. Cash flows from operations

 

Half year to 31 Mar 2018

Half year to 31 Mar 2017

(restated)

Year to

30 Sep 2017

(restated)

 

£m

£m

£m

Continuing operations

 

 

 

Profit for the period

8.5

7.5

21.8

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Taxation

0.9

1.4

(2.9)

Depreciation

2.6

2.9

5.7

Amortisation of intangible assets

2.8

3.6

6.9

Impairment of plant and machinery

-

-

0.3

Impairment of development costs

-

-

2.6

Defined benefit pension scheme costs

0.2

0.2

0.4

Interest income

(0.1)

-

(0.1)

Finance costs

0.1

0.1

0.3

Other finance expense

0.5

0.6

1.0

Movement in respect of employee share scheme

0.6

0.3

0.9

Movements in working capital and provisions

3.1

0.5

(1.6)

Other movements

-

-

-

Cash flows from continuing operations

19.2

17.1

35.3

Analysed as:

 

 

 

Cash flows from continuing operations prior to the effect of exceptional operating items

19.2

16.8

35.0

Cash effect of exceptional operating items

-

0.3

0.3

Cash flows (used in)/from discontinued operations

(0.2)

0.2

0.3

Cash flows from operations

19.0

17.3

35.6

 

 

14. Analysis of cash and debt

 

As at

30 Sep 2017

Cash Flow

Exchange movements

As at

31 Mar 2018

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

Cash at bank and in hand

26.5

14.5

(0.6)

40.4

Debt due in less than 1 year

(1.8)

0.5

-

(1.3)

 

24.7

15.0

(0.6)

39.1

 

Borrowing facilities

 

As at

31 Mar 2018

As at

31 Mar 2017

As at

30 Sep 2017

 

£m

£m

£m

Total undrawn committed facilities

26.7

31.6

29.9

Bank loans and overdrafts utilised

1.3

2.2

1.8

Utilised in respect of guarantees

1.7

0.3

0.3

Total Group facilities (excluding accordion option of $35m)

29.7

34.1

32.0

 

All facilities are at floating interest rates.

 

The Group has agreed bank facilities with Barclays Bank and Comerica Bank comprising a revolving credit facility of $40m with a $35m accordion option. The facilities expire on 30 November 2019. This facility is priced on the dollar LIBOR plus margin of 1.25% and includes financial covenants which are measured on a quarterly basis. The Group was in compliance with its financial covenants during 2018 and 2017.

 

15. Disposal

 

In March 2018, the Group disposed of Avon Engineered Fabrications, Inc. Further details are given in Note 6.

 

 

£m

Cash consideration received

6.6

Consideration receivable

0.6

Total Consideration

7.2

Net assets disposed

(5.1)

Disposal cost

(0.7)

Recycling of deferred foreign exchange gains

-

Gain on disposal

1.4

 

Assets and liabilities at the date of disposal were:

 

£m

Intangible assets

0.1

Property, plant and equipment

2.4

Inventories

1.2

Receivables

2.0

Payables

(0.6)

Total net assets disposed

5.1

 

 

16. Exchange rates

 

The following significant exchange rates applied during the period.

 

 

Average rate

Closing rate

Average rate

Closing rate

Average rate

Closing rate

 

H1 2018

H1 2018

H1 2017

H1 2017

FY 2017

FY 2017

US dollar

1.359

1.408

1.240

1.250

1.267

1.339

Euro

1.130

1.143

1.157

1.169

1.147

1.134

 

Fair value of financial instruments

The fair value of forward exchange contracts is determined by using valuation techniques using period end spot rates, adjusted for the forward points to the contract's value date.

 

17. Principal risks and uncertainties
 

The principal risks and uncertainties impacting the Group are described on pages 32-35 of our Annual Report 2017 and remain unchanged at 31 March 2018.

 

They include: projects failure/acquisition integration, market threat, talent management, product development, financial management, customer dependency, business interruption - supply chain, non-compliance with legislation and quality risks and product recall.

 

18. Related party transactions

 

There were no related party transactions during the period or outstanding at the end of the period (2017: £nil) other than compensation of key management personnel which will be disclosed in the Group's Annual Report for the year ending 30 September 2018.


 

 

19. Restatement of prior periods

 

The Statement of Comprehensive Income for half year and full year 2017 has been restated to present AEF as a discontinued operation. The half year 2017 has also been restated to correct the charge for share based payments. This is consistent with the restatement of the Income Statement for the year ended 30 September 2016 which was disclosed in the 2017 Annual Report. Further explanation is given on page 119 of our 2017 Annual Report. The effect of these restatements is summarised below.

 

Half Year to 31 March 2017

 

Year to 30 Sep 2017

 

As previously reported

Share based payments

AEF discontinued operations

Restated

 

As previously reported

AEF discontinued operations

Restated

 

£m

£m

£m

£m

 

£m

£m

£m

Adjusted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orders received

90.7

-

-

90.7

 

173.9

(7.9)

166.0

Closing order book

35.0

-

(0.5)

34.5

 

34.0

(4.0)

30.0

Revenue

81.1

-

(2.2)

78.9

 

163.2

(4.0)

159.2

EBITDA

16.5

(0.3)

(0.2)

16.0

 

36.0

(0.3)

35.7

Operating profit

10.9

(0.3)

0.3

10.9

 

25.8

0.3

26.1

Profit before tax

10.7

(0.3)

0.3

10.7

 

25.6

0.3

25.9

Tax

(2.0)

-

-

(2.0)

 

(0.4)

-

(0.4)

Profit for the period(1)

8.7

(0.3)

0.3

8.7

 

25.2

0.3

25.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orders received

90.7

-

-

90.7

 

173.9

(7.9)

166.0

Closing order book

35.0

-

(0.5)

34.5

 

34.0

(4.0)

30.0

Revenue

81.1

-

(2.2)

78.9

 

163.2

(4.0)

159.2

EBITDA

16.6

(0.3)

(0.2)

16.1

 

35.9

(0.3)

35.6

Operating profit

9.6

(0.3)

0.3

9.6

 

19.8

0.3

20.1

Profit before tax

8.9

(0.3)

0.3

8.9

 

18.6

0.3

18.9

Tax

(1.4)

-

-

(1.4)

 

2.9

-

2.9

Profit for the period(1)

7.5

(0.3)

0.3

7.5

 

21.5

0.3

21.8

(1)      Profit for the period from continuing operations.


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