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Macfarlane Group PLC  -  MACF   

Half-year Report

Released 07:00 24-Aug-2017

RNS Number : 8330O
Macfarlane Group PLC
24 August 2017
 

 

 

24 August 2017

 

MACFARLANE GROUP'S INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2017

Financial Highlights £000

2017

2016

Year on Year Change

Group turnover

£89,824

£81,479

+10.2%

Profit before tax

£2,535

£2,003

+26.6%

Interim dividend

0.60p

0.55p

+9.1%

Diluted earnings per share

1.52p

1.34p

+13.4%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Graeme Bissett, Chairman of Macfarlane Group PLC, today said: -

"Macfarlane Group has continued to perform well in the first half of 2017.  Group sales of £89.8m, were 10% ahead of the comparable period in 2016 and profit before tax of £2.5m, was 27% higher than in 2016.  The strong performance in the first six months of 2017, supplemented by the expected seasonal uplift from the e-commerce sector in the second half of the year gives the Board confidence that its full year expectations for 2017 will be achieved.

Packaging Distribution sales were 12% up on the first half of 2016, with 3% achieved from organic growth and the remainder from recent acquisitions, all of which are performing well.  Gross margin in Packaging Distribution was similar to last year at 29.0%, (2016: 29.2%).  Operating profit at £2.7m is £0.4m, 18% ahead of 2016.

Sales in our Manufacturing Operations are 1% below 2016 levels, principally due to our continuing programme of focusing on higher margin sales.  Operating profit is £0.3m, 29% ahead of 2016.

After charging net interest of £0.4m, (2016: £0.5m), profit before tax grew to £2.5m (2016: £2.0m).

Net debt at 30 June 2017 was £14.6m, a £1.5m reduction from the level of £16.1m at 31 December 2016.  The Group is operating well within its existing bank facility of £25.0m.  Consistent with our normal pattern, Group trading is expected to be strongly cash generative in the second half of 2017.

The pension scheme deficit reduced to £13.4m at 30 June 2017 from £14.5m at 31 December 2016, mainly due to the payment of deficit reduction contributions during the six month period.

The Board is recommending an increase of 9.1% in the interim dividend to 0.60p per share to be paid on 12 October 2017 to shareholders on the register as at 22 September 2017.  (2016: 0.55p per share)

Earlier this year I indicated to the Board, my intention to step down from the Chair by the end of 2017.  Having been a member of the Board since 2004 and Chairman since 2012, I took the view that the time was right to make the change and to enable an orderly transition.  The Nominations Committee's process to select a new Chairman is well advanced and the outcome will be announced in due course.

Our strategy is to deliver sustainable profit growth by focusing on added value products and services in our target market sectors, combined with the execution of value-enhancing acquisitions.  Macfarlane Group's performance in the first half of 2017 reflects the successful implementation of our strategy and we are confident that the Group will continue to make further progress in the remainder of 2017."

 

Further enquiries:

Macfarlane Group

Tel: 0141 333 9666

 

Graeme Bissett                 Chairman

 

 

Peter Atkinson                 Chief Executive

 

 

John Love                            Finance Director

 

 

Spreng Thomson

Tel: 0141 548 5191

 

Callum Spreng

Mob: 07803 970103


 

 

Notes to Editors:

·      Macfarlane Group PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: MACF) in the Industrials Sector

·      The company is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland and has more than 60 years' experience in the UK packaging industry

·      Macfarlane Group's businesses are:

Macfarlane Packaging is the leading UK distributor of a comprehensive range of protective packaging products

Labels designs and prints high quality self-adhesive and resealable labels, principally for FMCG companies

Packaging Design and Manufacture designs and produces protective packaging for high value, fragile products

·      Macfarlane Group employs 800 people at 29 sites, principally in the UK, but also in Ireland and Sweden

The company has 20,000+ customers in the UK, Europe and the USA providing 600,000+ lines to a wide range of industry sectors including: consumer goods; food manufacturing; logistics; internet retail; mail order; electronics; defence and aerospace

 
Interim Results - Management Report

Macfarlane Group's trading activities comprise two divisions, Packaging Distribution and Manufacturing Operations.

Macfarlane's Packaging Distribution business is the UK's leading specialist distributor of protective packaging materials.  In a fragmented market, Macfarlane operates from 20 Regional Distribution Centres ("RDCs") supplying customers with a comprehensive range of protective packaging materials and services on a local, regional and national basis.  Macfarlane benefits its customers by enabling them to ensure their products are cost-effectively protected in transit and storage by offering a comprehensive product range, single source supply, Just-In-Time delivery, tailored stock management programmes, electronic trading and independent advice on both packaging materials and packing processes.

 

 

2017

2016

 

£000

£000

Sales

78,055

69,955

Cost of sales

55,427

49,503

 

 

 

Gross margin

22,628

20,452

Overheads

19,958

18,201

 

 

 

Operating profit

2,670

2,251

 

 

 

The main features of our first half performance in 2017 were:

 

l Sales showed organic growth of 3% on 2016, reflecting the benefit of new business wins;

l Sales growth of 9% was achieved by the continuing contribution made by recent acquisitions;

l Sales to internet retailers accounted for 25% of business in H1 2017, slightly above 2016.  We continue to retain, develop and win business in this key growth sector and our Innovation Lab in Milton Keynes has supported our sales growth in 2017;

l We are making good progress in the development of our National Account business with additional business from existing customers in H1 2017;

l The Third-party Logistics ("3PL") sector now represents 11% of our total business (2016 - 11%) as we continue to strengthen our partnerships with key 3PL operators;

l Gross margin at 29.0% (2016 - 29.2%) was marginally impacted by industry wide input price increases on paper-based products, which we are in the process of recovering from our customer base; and

l Overhead investment in the current year is primarily due to the impact of acquisitions; meanwhile the strong cost control ethos throughout the business remains.

 

We expect sales to be weighted towards H2 2017 reflecting the growing proportion of internet retailers in our customer base.  The key areas we shall focus on to support this are:

 

l Maintaining our focus on the growth potential for protective packaging in our key market segments - the e-commerce sector, National Accounts and 3PL operators;

l Building on the new business momentum created in H1 2017 to ensure that key business wins are effectively implemented to improve sales growth in H2 2017;

l Utilising the benefits of our membership of NovuPak, for UK based customers requiring our capabilities on a wider European basis;

l Improving our sourcing through stronger relationships with our existing supplier base;

l Fully implementing sales price recovery of paper-related input price increases;

l Rolling out the new products introduced to the business from recent acquisitions;

l Pursuing cost reduction opportunities through productivity improvements as well as in our property portfolio;

l Maintaining the focus on working capital management to reduce borrowing levels; and

l Supplementing organic growth through the identification and completion of further suitable high quality acquisition opportunities.

 

Macfarlane's Manufacturing Operations comprise Labels and Packaging Design & Manufacture.

 

2017

2016

 

£000

£000

Sales

13,553

13,650

Cost of sales

8,650

7,983

 

 

 

Gross margin

4,903

5,667

Overheads

4,625

5,451

 

 

 

Operating profit

278

216

 

 

 

Our Labels business designs and prints self-adhesive labels for major FMCG customers in the UK and Europe and resealable labels for major customers in the UK, Europe and the USA.  The business operates from production sites in Kilmarnock and Wicklow and a sales and design office in Sweden, which focuses on the development and growth of our resealable labels business, Reseal-it.  More product sectors are adopting the re-sealable label format and this is a key strategic focus for the Labels management team.

In H1 2017 sales at Macfarlane Labels were at similar levels to 2016 as we continued our focus on sales of resealable products to key customers.  As a result gross margin improved versus 2016.  Profit in the first half of 2017 was at a similar level to that achieved in 2016.

We operate the Packaging Design & Manufacture business from two UK sites - Grantham and Westbury, where we design, manufacture and assemble custom-designed packaging solutions for customers requiring cost-effective methods of protecting high value products in storage and transit.  We differentiate ourselves through our technical expertise, design capability, industry accreditations and national capability through the partnership with Macfarlane Packaging Distribution.

Packaging Design & Manufacture sales reduced by 1% from last year's levels with demand weakness in particular market sectors, impacting certain of our customers.  We reduced operating costs from the high levels seen in the second quarter of 2016, which resulted in profit in H1 2017 being above the same period in 2016.

The priorities for the Manufacturing Operations in the second half of 2017 are to:

l Accelerate the Reseal-it growth momentum through improved geographic penetration, extending the product range and introducing Reseal-it to new product sectors;

l Increase self-adhesive label sales with key brands to create a more balanced customer portfolio;

l Improve operational efficiency at our Grantham site;

l Accelerate Packaging Design & Manufacture sales growth, particularly in key sectors e.g. Defence, Aerospace and Medical;

l Prioritise sales activity on the higher added value bespoke composite pack product range; and

l Continue to strengthen the relationship between our Packaging Design & Manufacture operations and our Packaging Distribution business to create both sales and cost synergies.

 

 

 

Summary and Future Prospects

Macfarlane businesses all have strong market positions with differentiated product and service offerings.  We have a flexible business model and a clear strategic plan incorporating a range of actions, which is being effectively implemented and is reflected in our consistent, profitable growth in recent years.

Our future performance is largely dependent on our own efforts to grow sales, increase efficiencies and bring high quality acquisitions into the Group.  With a focus on the most attractive UK market sectors for our products and services, combined with our successful track record of growth and acquisitions, we expect the full year 2017 to be another successful year for Macfarlane Group.

 

Risks and Uncertainties

The principal risks and uncertainties, which could impact on the performance of the Group, were outlined in our Annual Report and Accounts for 2016 (available on our website at www.macfarlanegroup.com) together with the mitigating actions. These remain substantially the same for the remaining six months of the financial year and are summarised below:

l The Group's businesses are impacted by commodity-based raw material prices and manufacturer energy costs, with profitability sensitive to supplier price changes.  The Group works closely with its supplier base to manage effectively the scale and timing of these price movements and any resultant impact on profit;

l The Group's defined benefit pension scheme is sensitive to a number of key factors; investment returns, discount rates used to calculate the scheme's liabilities and mortality assumptions.  Small changes in these assumptions could cause significant movements in the pension deficit.  The Group has sought to manage the volatility of the pension scheme deficit caused by these factors by undertaking exercises to reduce liabilities, more effectively match the investment profile with the liability profile and making contributions to reduce the deficit;

l Given the multi-site nature of its business the Group has an extensive property portfolio comprising 3 owned sites and 30 leased sites, 3 of which are sub-let.  The portfolio can give rise to risks in relation to ongoing lease costs, dilapidations and fluctuations in value.  The Group adopts a proactive approach to managing property costs and exposures;

l The Group needs continued access to funding to meet its trading obligations and to support organic growth and acquisitions.  There is a risk that the Group may be unable to obtain funds or that such funds will only be available on unfavourable terms.  The Group's borrowing facility comprises a committed facility of £25 million with Lloyds Bank plc, with an option to increase it further to £30 million, available until June 2019.  This facility finances our trading requirements and supports controlled expansion, providing a medium-term funding platform for growth;

l In Packaging Distribution, the business model reflects a decentralised approach with a high dependency on effective local decision-making.  There is a risk that local decisions may not always meet overall corporate objectives. This is closely monitored in the Group with regular reviews of performance and prospects for all locations;

l The Group has a significant investment in working capital in trade receivables and inventories.  There is a risk that this investment is not fully recovered.  Rigour is applied to the management of trade receivables and inventories throughout the Group to mitigate these risks; and

l The Group's growth strategy includes acquisitions as a key component.  There are risks that the availability of acquisition candidates may reduce, or that acquisitions may not perform as expected either after acquisition or on integration into the Group.  Having made six acquisitions since 2014, the Group has well-established due diligence and integration processes and procedures and seeks to acquire quality businesses which will perform well in the Group.

The Group operates a formal framework for the identification and evaluation of the major business risks faced by each business and determines an appropriate course of action to manage these risks.

Cautionary Statement

This announcement has been prepared solely to provide additional information to shareholders to assess the Group's strategy and the potential for the strategy to succeed.  It should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose.

This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements relating to operations, performance and financial status.  Such statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon circumstances that will occur in the future and should be treated with caution as there are a number of factors, including both economic and business risk factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

These statements are made by the directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of their approval of this announcement.

 

Statement of Directors' Responsibilities

 

The Directors of Macfarlane Group PLC are

G. Bissett                             Chairman

P.D. Atkinson                    Chief Executive               

J. Love                                  Finance Director

M.R. Arrowsmith             Non-Executive Director/Senior Independent Director

S.R. Paterson                     Non-Executive Director

R. McLellan                         Non-Executive Director

 

The Directors confirm that, to the best of their knowledge:-

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

(ii)          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.

 

Approved by the Board of Directors on 24 August 2017 and signed on its behalf by

 

 

 

…………………………..                            ………………………

Peter D. Atkinson                            John Love

Chief Executive                                Finance Director

 

INDEPENDENT REVIEW REPORT TO MACFARLANE GROUP PLC

 

Conclusion

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 30 June 2017 which comprises the condensed consolidated income statement, the condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income, the condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity, the condensed consolidated balance sheet, the condensed consolidated cash flow statement and the related explanatory notes.

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 30 June 2017 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules ("the DTR") of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority ("the UK FCA").

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.  We read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and consider whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) 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.

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 FCA.

As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the group are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU.  The directors are responsible for preparing the condensed set of financial statements included in the half-yearly financial report in accordance with IAS 34 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. 

The purpose of our review work and to whom we owe our responsibilities

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 DTR of the UK FCA.  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.

 

 

Hugh Harvie

for and on behalf of KPMG LLP

Chartered Accountants

319 St Vincent Street

Glasgow G2 5AS

24 August 2017


MACFARLANE GROUP PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six

months to

30 June

2017

£000

 

Six

months to

30 June

2016

£000

 

Year

to 31

December

2016

£000

 

Note

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

3

89,824

 

81,479

 

179,772

Cost of sales

 

(62,293)

 

(55,360)

 

(124,059)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

27,531

 

26,119

 

55,713

Distribution costs

 

(4,000)

 

(3,999)

 

(7,622)

Administrative expenses

 

(20,583)

 

(19,653)

 

(39,379)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

3

2,948

 

2,467

 

8,712

Finance costs

4

(413)

 

(464)

 

(901)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax

 

2,535

 

2,003

 

7,811

Tax

5

(443)

 

(327)

 

(1,761)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

3

2,092

 

1,676

 

6,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

7

 

 

 

 

 

  Basic

 

1.53p

 

1.35p

 

4.67p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Diluted

 

1.52p

 

1.34p

 

4.64p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MACFARLANE GROUP PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six

months to

30 June

2017

£000

 

Six

months to

30 June

2016

£000

 

Year

to 31

December

2016

£000

Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss

Note

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation differences

 

35

 

164

 

195

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-measurement of pension scheme liability

10

(505)

 

(2,323)

 

(5,552)

Tax recognised in other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Tax on re-measurement of pension scheme liability

11

86

 

418

 

1,000

 Long-term corporation tax rate change

11

-

 

-

 

(146)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive expense for the period, net of tax

 

 

(384)

 

 

(1,741)

 

 

(4,503)

Profit for the period

 

2,092

 

1,676

 

6,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income/(expense) for the period

 

 

1,708

 

 

(65)

 

 

1,547

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

 

 

 

 

Note

Share

Capital

£000

Share

Premium

£000

Revaluation

Reserve

£000

Translation

Reserve

£000

Retained

Earnings

£000

 

Total

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2017

 

34,084

4,641

70

254

274

39,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

 

-

-

-

-

2,092

2,092

Foreign currency translation differences

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

35

 

-

 

35

Re-measurement of pension scheme liability

 

10

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(505)

 

(505)

Tax on re-measurement of pension scheme liability

 

11

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

86

 

86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

35

1,673

1,708

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

6

-

-

-

-

(1,909)

(1,909)

Credit for share-based payments

 

-

-

-

-

54

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total transactions with shareholders

-

-

-

-

(1,855)

(1,855)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2017

 

34,084

4,641

70

289

92

39,176

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

MACFARLANE GROUP PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2016

 

 

 

Note

Share

Capital

£000

Share

Premium

£000

Revaluation

Reserve

£000

Translation

Reserve

£000

Retained

Earnings

£000

 

Total

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

 

31,153

1,018

70

59

1,172

33,472

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

 

-

-

-

-

1,676

1,676

Foreign currency translation differences

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

164

 

-

 

164

Re-measurement of pension scheme liability

 

10

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(2,323)

 

(2,323)

Tax on re-measurement of pension scheme liability

 

11

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

418

 

418

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive expense

-

-

-

164

(229)

(65)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

6

-

-

-

-

(1,608)

(1,608)

Credit for share-based payments

 

-

-

-

-

54

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total transactions with shareholders

-

-

-

-

(1,554)

(1,554)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016

 

31,153

1,018

70

223

(611)

31,853

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2016

 

 

 

Note

Share

Capital

£000

Share

Premium

£000

Revaluation

Reserve

£000

Translation

Reserve

£000

Retained

Earnings

£000

 

Total

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

 

31,153

1,018

70

59

1,172

33,472

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

 

-

-

-

-

6,050

6,050

Foreign currency translation differences

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

195

 

-

 

195

Re-measurement of pension scheme liability

 

10

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(5,552)

 

(5,552)

Tax on re-measurement of pension scheme liability

 

11

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

1,000

 

1,000

Corporation tax rate change

11

-

-

-

-

(146)

(146)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

195

1,352

1,547

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with shareholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

6

-

-

-

-

(2,358)

(2,358)

Credit for share-based payments

 

-

-

-

-

108

108

Issue of share capital

12

2,931

3,623

-

-

-

6,554

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total transactions with shareholders

2,931

3,623

-

-

(2,250)

4,304

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2016

 

34,084

4,641

70

254

274

39,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MACFARLANE GROUP PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED) AT 30 JUNE 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

2017

 

30 June

2016

 

31 December

2016

 

Note

£000

 

£000

 

£000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets

 

43,330

 

38,371

 

44,002

Property, plant and equipment

 

7,961

 

7,868

 

7,770

Other receivables

 

358

 

457

 

425

Deferred tax asset

11

2,691

 

2,698

 

2,878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total non-current assets

 

54,340

 

49,394

 

55,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

12,848

 

10,968

 

12,986

Trade and other receivables

 

42,880

 

40,358

 

48,572

Cash and cash equivalents

9

1,212

 

730

 

1,930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

56,940

 

52,056

 

63,488

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

3

111,280

 

101,450

 

118,563

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

39,943

 

37,904

 

43,202

Current tax liabilities

 

563

 

271

 

1,020

Finance lease liabilities

9

398

 

383

 

395

Bank borrowings

9

15,259

 

16,634

 

17,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

56,163

 

55,192

 

61,823

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net current assets/(liabilities)

 

777

 

(3,136)

 

1,665

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retirement benefit obligations

10

13,419

 

12,624

 

14,537

Deferred tax liabilities

11

1,577

 

1,191

 

1,697

Trade and other payables

 

778

 

31

 

781

Finance lease liabilities

9

167

 

559

 

402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

15,941

 

14,405

 

17,417

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

72,104

 

69,597

 

79,240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

3

39,176

 

31,853

 

39,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

34,084

 

31,153

 

34,084

Share premium

 

4,641

 

1,018

 

4,641

Revaluation reserve

 

70

 

70

 

70

Translation reserve

 

289

 

223

 

254

Retained earnings

 

92

 

(611)

 

274

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity

 

39,176

 

31,853

 

39,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MACFARLANE GROUP PLC

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT (UNAUDITED)

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to

30 June

 

Year

to 31

December

 

 

Note

 

2016

£000

 

2016

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash inflow from operating activities

9

4,427

 

991

 

3,294

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions

8

(246)

 

(2,701)

 

(8,718)

Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment

18

 

11

 

57

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(829)

 

(781)

 

(1,144)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(1,057)

 

(3,471)

 

(9,805)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

6

(1,909)

 

(1,608)

 

(2,358)

Proceeds from issue of share capital (net of issue expenses)

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

5,554

(Repayment)/drawdown on bank facility

 

(1,947)

 

3,595

 

4,167

Repayment of obligations under finance leases

 

(232)

 

(184)

 

(329)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash (used in)/generated by financing activities

(4,088)

 

1,803

 

7,034

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(718)

 

(677)

 

523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

1,930

 

1,407

 

1,407

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

9

1,212

 

730

 

1,930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MACFARLANE GROUP PLC

SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

NOTES TO THE GROUP CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

1.         Basis of preparation

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

The annual financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the EU.  As required by the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, the condensed set of financial statements has been prepared applying the accounting policies and presentation that were applied in the preparation of the company's published consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Judgements, assumptions and estimation uncertainties

In preparing these condensed financial statements, management has made judgements, estimates and assumptions, which affect the application of the Group's accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, income and expenses.  Actual results may differ from the amounts estimated.  Estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Revisions to estimates are recognised prospectively.

Information about judgements, assumptions and estimation uncertainties made in applying accounting policies that have the most significant effect on the amounts recognised in these financial statements and therefore have the most significant risk of resulting in a material adjustment are as follows:-

(i)           Trade and Other Receivables

The provision for doubtful receivables is based on judgemental estimates over the recoverable amounts

(ii)          Retirement Benefit Obligations

The valuation of the pension deficit is affected by key actuarial assumptions

Business activities, risks and financing

The Group's business activities, together with the factors likely to affect its future development, performance and financial position are set out in the Interim Management Report in this announcement.

The Group's principal financial risks in the medium term relate to liquidity and credit risk.  Liquidity risk is managed by ensuring that the Group's day-to-day working capital requirements are met by having access to committed banking facilities with suitable terms and conditions to accommodate the requirements of the Group's operations.  Credit risk is managed by applying considerable rigour in managing the Group's trade receivables. The Directors believe that the Group is adequately placed to manage its financial risks effectively in the current economic climate.

The Group's banking arrangements with Lloyds Bank PLC comprise a committed borrowing facility of £25 million, expiring in June 2019, secured over part of Macfarlane Group's trade receivables, with an option to increase it further to £30 million.  The facility bears interest at normal commercial rates and has financial covenants in relation to interest cover and headroom over trade receivables.

The Directors are of the opinion that the Group's cash and revenue projections, which they believe are based on prudent market data and past experience taking account of reasonably possible changes in trading performance given current market and economic conditions, show that the Group should be able to operate within its current facilities and comply with its banking covenants.

In assessing the going concern basis, the Directors have considered the Group's business activities, the financial position of the Group and the Group's risks and uncertainties.  The Directors have a reasonable expectation that, despite the current uncertain economic environment, the Company and the Group have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.  For this reason this condensed set of financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis.

Approval and review of condensed financial statements

These condensed financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 24 August 2017.

This condensed set of financial statements is unaudited but has been formally reviewed by the auditor and their Independent Review Report to the Company is set out in this announcement.


2.            General information

Comparative figures for the financial year ended 31 December 2016 are extracted from the Company's statutory accounts for 2016.  Those accounts have been reported on by the Company's auditor and delivered to the Registrar of Companies.  The report of the auditor was (i) unqualified, (ii) did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report, and (iii) did not contain a statement under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

3.         Segmental information

The Group's principal business segment is Packaging Distribution, comprising the distribution of packaging materials and supply of storage and warehousing services in the UK.  The remaining operations for the manufacture and supply of self-adhesive and resealable labels to a variety of FMCG customers in the UK, Europe and USA and the design, manufacture and assembly of timber, corrugated and foam-based packaging materials in the UK comprise one segment headed Manufacturing Operations.  No individual business segment within Manufacturing Operations represents more than 10% of Group revenue or profit in each period presented.

 

 

 

Trading results - continuing operations

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year ended

31 December

2016

£000

 

 

 

 

Packaging Distribution

 

 

 

Revenue

78,055

69,955

156,187

Cost of sales

(55,427)

(49,503)

(110,928)

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

22,628

20,452

45,259

Net operating expenses

(19,958)

(18,201)

(37,423)

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

2,670

2,251

7,836

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing Operations

 

 

 

Revenue

13,553

13,650

28,031

Cost of sales

(8,650)

(7,983)

(17,577)

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

4,903

5,667

10,454

Net operating expenses

(4,625)

(5,451)

(9,578)

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

278

216

876

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

Group segment - total revenue

 

 

 

Packaging Distribution

78,055

69,955

156,187

Manufacturing Operations

13,553

13,650

28,031

Inter-segment revenue

(1,784)

(2,126)

(4,446)

 

 

 

 

External revenue - continuing operations

89,824

81,479

179,772

 

 

 

 

Operating profit - continuing operations

 

 

 

Packaging Distribution

2,670

2,251

7,836

Manufacturing Operations

278

216

876

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

2,948

2,467

8,712

Finance costs                     (see note 4)

(413)

(464)

(901)

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax

2,535

2,003

7,811

Tax                                         (see note 5)

(443)

(327)

(1,761)

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

2,092

1,676

6,050

 

 

 

 

The Packaging Distribution business has historically benefited from additional demand in the final months of the year, resulting in revenue and profitability at higher levels in the second half of the year.

 

30 June

2017

£000

30 June

2016

£000

31 December

2016

£000

Total assets

 

 

 

Packaging Distribution

96,872

86,883

105,034

Manufacturing Operations

14,408

14,567

13,529

 

 

 

 

Total assets

111,280

101,450

118,563

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

 

 

Packaging Distribution

32,342

25,530

32,531

Manufacturing Operations

6,834

6,323

6,792

 

 

 

 

Net assets

39,176

31,853

39,323

 

 

 

 

 

4.         Finance costs

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

 

 

 

 

Interest on bank borrowings

(214)

(241)

(480)

Interest on obligations under finance leases

(15)

(23)

(48)

Net interest expense on retirement benefit obligation (see note 10)

 

(184)

 

(200)

 

(373)

 

 

 

 

Total finance costs

(413)

(464)

(901)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.         Tax

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

Current tax

 

 

 

   UK corporation tax

(327)

(263)

(1,409)

   Overseas tax

(12)

(33)

(79)

   Prior year adjustments

49

99

83

 

 

 

 

Total current tax

(290)

(197)

(1,405)

Total deferred tax                                                           (See note 11)

(153)

(130)

(356)

 

 

 

 

Total

(443)

(327)

(1,761)

 

 

 

 

Tax for the first six months has been charged at 19.25% (2016 - 20.00%) representing the best estimate of the effective tax charge for the full year.

 

6.         Dividends

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the period

 

 

Final Dividend     (1.40p per share)         (2016     1.29p per share)

1,909

1,608

1,608

Interim Dividend                                             (2016     0.55p per share)

-

-

750

 

 

 

 

Distributions in the period

1,909

1,608

2,358

 

 

 

 

An interim dividend of 0.60p per share, payable on 12 October 2017 was declared on 24 August 2017 and has therefore not been included as a liability in these condensed financial statements.

7.         Earnings per share

 

 

Earnings

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

Earnings from continuing operations for the purposes of earnings per share being profit for the year from continuing operations

 

2,092

 

1,676

 

6,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

2017

30 June

2016

31 December 2016

Number of shares '000

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue

136,335

124,611

129,496

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares in issue for the

purposes of basic earnings per share

 

136,335

 

124,611

 

129,496

Effect of dilutive potential ordinary shares due to share options

967

743

859

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares in issue for the

purposes of diluted earnings per share

 

137,302

 

125,354

 

130,355

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Earnings per share

1.53p

1.35p

4.67p

 

 

 

 

Diluted Earnings per share

1.52p

1.34p

4.64p

 

 

 

 

 
8.         Acquisitions

On 29 July 2016, the Group acquired 100% of Nelsons for Cartons & Packaging Limited for a consideration of £7.2 million.  £4.7 million was paid in cash on acquisition with £1.0 million settled by the issue of shares.  The deferred consideration of £1.5 million, is payable in two equal instalments in the final quarter of 2017 and 2018, subject to certain trading targets being met in the two twelve month periods ending on 29 July 2017 and 29 July 2018 respectively.

In the first half of 2016, Macfarlane Group UK Limited, acquired the business of Colton Packaging Teesside ("Colton"), for £1.3 million and the packaging business of Edward McNeil Limited, for £1.7 million.  £2.7 million was paid in cash on acquisition, with the deferred consideration payable based on earn-out targets in Colton for the year to 31 March 2017 and based on working capital levels in the Edward McNeil business.  In 2017 £246,000 was paid to conclude both transactions.

In 2014 and 2015 the Group acquired 100% of One Packaging Limited and Network Packaging Limited.  The final deferred considerations of £2.1m were paid in the second half of 2016 following the successful conclusion of the respective earn-out periods.

All the businesses above are packaging distributors, accounted for in our Packaging Distribution segment.  Goodwill arising on these acquisitions is attributable to the anticipated future profitability of the distribution of the Group's product ranges in the UK and anticipated operating synergies from future combinations of activities with the existing Packaging Distribution network.  All deferred consideration is recognised in liabilities at the respective reporting dates.  Fair values assigned to net assets acquired and consideration paid and payable are set out below:-

 

 

 

Net assets acquired

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

 

 

 

 

Other intangible assets

-

1,619

4,552

Property, plant and equipment

-

25

195

Inventories

-

628

1,542

Trade and other receivables

-

-

1,728

Cash and bank balances

-

-

696

Trade and other payables

-

-

(1,837)

Current tax liabilities

-

-

(256)

Finance lease liabilities

-

-

(7)

Deferred tax liabilities

-

(292)

(828)

 

 

 

 

Net assets acquired

-

1,980

5,785

Goodwill arising on acquisition

-

1,041

4,386

 

 

 

 

Total consideration

-

3,021

10,171

 

 

 

 

Contingent consideration on acquisitions

 

 

 

   Current year

-

(320)

(1,820)

   Prior years

246

-

2,063

Shares

-

-

(1,000)

 

 

 

 

Total cash consideration

246

2,701

9,414

 

 

 

 

Net cash outflow arising on acquisition

 

 

 

Cash consideration

(246)

(2,701)

(9,414)

Cash and bank balances acquired

-

-

696

 

 

 

 

Net cash outflow

(246)

(2,701)

(8,718)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.         Notes to the cash flow statement

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

2,948

2,467

8,712

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

      Amortisation of intangible assets

672

471

1,117

      Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

629

661

1,267

      Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment

(9)

(3)

(18)

 

 

 

 

Operating cash flows before movements in working capital

4,240

3,596

11,078

 

 

 

 

      Decrease/(increase) in inventories

138

219

(885)

      Decrease/(increase) in receivables

5,737

2,982

(3,450)

      (Decrease)/increase in payables

(2,905)

(3,535)

1,280

      Employer pension contributions less current service costs                                      recognised in the income statement

 

(1,807)

 

(1,417)

 

(2,906)

 

 

 

 

Cash generated from operations

5,403

1,845

5,117

 

 

 

 

      Income taxes paid

(747)

(590)

(1,295)

      Interest paid

(229)

(264)

(528)

 

 

 

 

Net cash inflow from operating activities

4,427

991

3,294

 

 

 

 

Movement in net debt

 

 

 

(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(718)

(677)

523

Decrease/(increase) in bank borrowings

1,947

(3,595)

(4,167)

Cash flows from payment of finance lease liabilities

232

184

329

 

 

 

 

Movement in net debt in the period

1,461

(4,088)

(3,315)

Opening net debt

(16,073)

(12,758)

(12,758)

 

 

 

 

Closing net debt

(14,612)

(16,846)

(16,073)

 

 

 

 

Net debt comprises:-

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

1,212

730

1,930

Bank borrowings

(15,259)

(16,634)

(17,206)

 

 

 

 

Net bank debt

(14,047)

(15,904)

(15,276)

Finance lease liabilities

 

 

 

         Due within one year

(398)

(383)

(395)

         Due outwith one year

(167)

(559)

(402)

 

 

 

 

Closing net debt

(14,612)

(16,846)

(16,073)

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents (which are presented as a single class of asset on the balance sheet) comprise cash at bank and other short-term highly liquid investments with maturity of three months or less.

 

10.       Retirement benefit obligations

The figures below have been prepared by Aon Hewitt and are based on the results of the triennial actuarial valuation as at 1 May 2014, updated to 30 June 2017, 30 June 2016 and 31 December 2016.  The assets in the scheme and the net liability position of the scheme as calculated under IAS 19 are as follows:

 

Investment class

30 June

2017

£000

30 June

2016

£000

31 December

2016

£000

Equities

 

 

 

UK equities and equity funds

7,129

5,725

6,604

Overseas equity funds

10,354

10,374

10,508

Multi-asset diversified funds

21,872

25,506

21,509

Bonds

 

 

 

Liability Driven Investment funds

26,526

26,660

26,532

Corporate bond fund

-

952

-

Other

 

 

 

Loan fund

6,476

6,076

6,334

Secured property income fund

6,330

-

-

Cash

343

859

6,321

 

 

 

 

Fair value of assets

79,030

76,152

77,808

Present value of scheme liabilities

(92,449)

(88,776)

(92,345)

 

 

 

 

Pension scheme deficit

(13,419)

(12,624)

(14,537)

Deferred tax asset (see note 11)

2,281

2,272

2,471

 

 

 

 

Pension scheme deficit net of related deferred tax asset

(11,138)

(10,352)

(12,066)

 

 

 

 

These amounts were calculated using the following principal assumptions as required under IAS 19:

Assumptions

30 June 2017

30 June 2016

31 December 2016

Discount rate

2.60%

2.90%

2.70%

Rate of increase in pensionable salaries

0.00%

0.00%

0.00%

Rate of increase in pensions in payment

3% or 5%

for fixed increases

or 3.20% for LPI

3% or 5%

for fixed increases

or 2.95% for LPI

3% or 5%

for fixed increases

or 3.20% for LPI

Inflation assumption (RPI)

3.30%

3.00%

3.30%

Inflation assumption (CPI)

2.30%

2.00%

2.30%

Life expectancy beyond normal retirement age of 65

 

 

Male

22.9 years

22.8 years

22.8 years

Female

25.4 years

25.3 years

25.3 years

LPI represents limited price indexation applied to pensions in payment.

 

30 June

2017

£000

30 June

2016

£000

31 December

2016

Movement in scheme deficit in the period

 

 

 

At start of period

(14,537)

(11,518)

(11,518)

Current service cost

(61)

(51)

(95)

Employer contributions

1,868

1,468

3,001

Net finance cost

(184)

(200)

(373)

Re-measurement of pension scheme liability in the period

(505)

(2,323)

(5,552)

 

 

 

 

At end of period

(13,419)

(12,624)

(14,537)

 

 

 

 

Sensitivity to key assumptions

Key assumptions used for IAS 19 are discount rate, inflation and mortality.  If different assumptions were used, then this could have a material effect on the deficit.  Assuming all other assumptions are held static then a movement in the following key assumptions would affect the level of the deficit as shown below:-

 

Assumptions

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

 

 

 

 

Discount rate movement of +0.1%

1,572

1,278

1,478

Inflation rate movement of +0.1%

(370)

(453)

(471)

Mortality movement of +0.1 year in age rating

276

240

277

Positive figures reflect a reduction in scheme liabilities and therefore a reduction in the scheme deficit.  The sensitivity information has been prepared using the same method as adopted when adjusting the results of the latest funding valuation to the balance sheet date and is consistent with the approach adopted in previous years.

 

Six months

to 30 June

2017

£000

Six months

to 30 June

2016

£000

Year to 31

December

2016

£000

Movement in fair value of scheme assets

 

 

 

Scheme assets at start of period

77,808

67,793

67,793

Interest income

1,045

1,243

2,470

Return on scheme assets (exc. amounts shown in interest income)

1,004

8,320

9,610

Contributions from sponsoring companies

1,868

1,468

3,001

Contribution from scheme members

36

35

72

Benefits paid

(2,731)

(2,707)

(5,138)

 

 

 

 

Scheme assets at end of period

79,030

76,152

77,808

 

 

 

 

Movement in present value of defined benefit obligations

 

 

 

Obligations at start of period

(92,345)

(79,311)

(79,311)

Current service cost

(61)

(51)

(95)

Interest cost

(1,229)

(1,443)

(2,843)

Contribution from scheme members

(36)

(35)

(72)

Changes in assumptions underlying the defined benefit obligations

 

(1,509)

 

(10,643)

 

(15,162)

Benefits paid

2,731

2,707

5,138

 

 

 

 

Obligations at end of period

(92,449)

(88,776)

(92,345)

 

 

 

 

Investments

The Trustees review the scheme investments regularly and consult with the Company regarding any proposed changes.  During the first half of 2017, the majority of the cash held at 31 December 2016 was invested in a Secured property income fund.

Funding

Following the completion of the triennial actuarial valuation at 1 May 2014, Macfarlane Group PLC is paying deficit reduction contributions in agreement with the scheme trustees to reduce the deficit over 10 years. The next triennial actuarial valuation of the scheme is due at 1 May 2017.

 

11.       Deferred tax

Tax losses less

accelerated capital allowances

£000

 

Other intangible assets

£000

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

433

(995)

2,073

1,511

Acquisitions

-

(292)

-

(292)

(Charged)/credited in income statement

 

 

 

 

                Current period

(7)

96

(219)

(130)

Credited in other comprehensive income

-

-

418

418

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016

426

(1,191)

2,272

1,507

Acquisitions

-

(536)

-

(536)

(Charged)/credited in income statement

 

 

 

 

            Current period

(19)

190

(237)

(66)

            Prior periods

(160)

-

-

(160)

Credited in other comprehensive income

-

-

436

436

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2017

247

(1,537)

2,471

1,181

Credited/(charged) in income statement

 

 

 

 

                Current period

3

120

(276)

(153)

Credited in other comprehensive income

-

-

86

86

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2017

250

(1,417)

2,281

1,114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax assets

410

-

2,281

2,691

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

(160)

(1,417)

-

(1,577)

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2017

250

(1,417)

2,281

1,114

 

 

 

 

 

12.          Related party transactions

Transactions between the Company and its subsidiaries, which are related parties, have been eliminated on consolidation and are not disclosed.

Details of individual and collective remuneration of the Company's Directors and dividends received by the Directors for calendar year 2017 will be disclosed in the Group's 2017 Annual Report.

On 8 May 2015, Peter Atkinson and John Love were granted options over 775,254 and 360,026 ordinary shares respectively under the Macfarlane Group PLC Long Term Incentive Plan.  These Performance Share Plan awards are based on targets around Earnings per share, Total Shareholder Return and Sales levels for the year ended 31 December 2017.

The directors are satisfied that there are no other related party transactions occurring during the six month period which require disclosure.

 

13.          Interim Report

The interim report will be posted to shareholders on 8 September 2017.  Copies will be available from the registered office, 21 Newton Place, Glasgow G3 7PY and available on the Company's website, www.macfarlanegroup.com, from that date.


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