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Half-year Report

Released 14:25 08-Aug-2017

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Mobeus Income & Growth VCT PLC
08 August 2017
 

Mobeus Income & Growth VCT plc

 

Half-Year results for the six months ended 30 June 2017

Mobeus Income & Growth VCT plc ("the Company", "the Fund" or "MIG VCT") is a Venture Capital Trust ("VCT") listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its investment portfolio, which invests primarily in established, unquoted companies, is advised by Mobeus Equity Partners LLP ("Mobeus" or "the Investment Adviser").

 

Company Objective

The Objective of the Company is to provide investors with a regular income stream, by way of tax-free dividends generated from income and capital returns, while continuing at all times to qualify as a VCT.

 

Financial Highlights

Results for the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

-

Net asset value ("NAV") total return per share for the Half-Year was 6.0%, while the share price total return per share for the Half-Year was -0.3%*.

 

 

-

Shareholders received a second interim capital dividend of 6.00 pence per share, in respect of the year ended 31 December 2016, on 31 March 2017, bringing total dividends paid in respect of the year ended 31 December 2016 to 14.50 pence per share.

 

 

-

The Company has declared an interim capital dividend of 9.00 pence per share, payable on 13 September 2017 to shareholders on the register on 18 August 2017, bringing total cumulative dividends paid to shareholders since inception to 104.80 pence per share.

 

 

-

Three new investments, plus one follow on investment, have been made during the period, totalling £1.99 million.

 

 

-

The Company realised its investment in Entanet Holdings Limited after the period end in August 2017 for £6.12 million, a gain of 4.52 pence per share, contributing to a 2.5 multiple on cost over the life of this investment to date.

 

 

-

The Board intends to raise up to £25 million under an Offer (£15 million plus £10 million via an over-allotment facility) alongside the other Mobeus VCTs, to be launched in September 2017.

 

* The main reason for the divergence in NAV and share price performance is the uplift in value arising from the prospective sale of Entanet which was not announced before 30 June 2017 and therefore was not reflected in the share price at that date.

 

Performance Summary

The net asset value per share of the Company at 30 June 2017 was 82.58 pence.

 

The table below shows the recent past performance of the original fundraising launched in 2004. Performance data for all fundraising rounds and for former Matrix Income & Growth 3 VCT plc ("MIG3 VCT") shareholders are shown in an appendix to the published Half-Year Report and will be available on the Company's website.

 

Reporting date

 

 

 

 

Net
assets

 

 

 

NAV per Share

 

 

 

Share

 Price

 (mid-market price)1

 

Cumulative dividends paid

per share

 

 

 

Cumulative total return per share to shareholders2

Dividends

per share in

respect of the period

 

 

 

 

 

(NAV

basis)

 

(Share price basis)

 

As at

(£m)

 

(p)

 

(p)

(p)

(p)

(p)

(p)

30 June 2017

62.43

 

82.58

 

68.50

95.80

178.38

164.30

9.00 3

31 December 2016

63.15

 

83.53

 

74.75

89.80

173.33

164.55

14.50

30 June 2016

68.67

 

90.80

 

82.75

81.30

172.10

164.05

                          8.50 

 

1

Source: Panmure Gordon & Co (mid-price)

2

Cumulative total return per share comprises either the NAV per share (NAV basis) or the mid-market price per share (share price basis), plus cumulative dividends paid since launch in 2004.

3

The Directors have declared an interim capital dividend of 9.00 pence per share in respect of the six months ended 30 June 2017. The dividend will be paid to shareholders on 13 September 2017.

 

Chairman's Statement

I am pleased to present the Half-Year Report for Mobeus Income & Growth VCT plc ("MIG") covering the six month period ended 30 June 2017.

 

Overview

The half-year has produced a very good return for shareholders with a positive income return as well as realised and unrealised gains from portfolio companies. The Board is pleased to note the sale of the investment in Entanet just after the half-year end, which has contributed substantially to this increase in value.

 

The level of new investment has been strong with four growth capital investments completed so far in 2017, including one which completed after the period end. Further details of these investments are included under 'Investment Portfolio' below.

 

These investments reflect the revised focus on providing growth capital to younger and smaller companies in accordance with the revised Investment Policy approved by shareholders last year. By way of reminder, this revised Policy was required to comply with the new VCT measures introduced by the Finance (No. 2) Act 2015 in November of that year. Since that change £8.69 million has already been invested in nine such companies.

 

Although the VCT industry can no longer make investments to finance management buyouts ("MBOs"), these MBO investments made prior to the change in Investment Policy continue to represent 78% of the Company's portfolio at the date of this Half-Year Report. This portfolio has performed well in what is a time of political and economic uncertainty.

 

Performance

At 30 June 2017, your Company was rated 2nd out of 43 VCTs, over the last 5 years, in the Association of Investment Companies' ("AIC") analysis of NAV Cumulative Total Return.

 

The Net Asset Value ("NAV") Total Return was 6.0% for the period (compared with 0.3% for the same period last year).

 

Planned Fund Raising

Your Board has announced its intention to raise up to a further £25 million (£15 million plus £10 million via an over-allotment facility) alongside three other Mobeus-advised VCTs before the end of the financial year. In our view, this is a good time for the Company to increase its liquidity so as to finance intended new investments and capitalise on the opportunities offered by this sector.

 

We also believe that there continues to be good appetite for further investment in the Company, following a very popular fundraising in the 2014/2015 tax year.

 

A general meeting was convened and held on 3 August 2017 and shareholder approval was sought and obtained for authority to allot shares and dis-apply pre-emption rights in connection with the fundraising. The Offers for Subscription ("Offers") are expected to be launched in early September 2017, full details of which will be contained in the Prospectus that will be sent to all registered shareholders.

 

We very much hope that existing shareholders will add to their holdings and look forward to welcoming new investors in the Company.

 

Dividends

On 31 March 2017, the Company paid a second interim dividend of 6.00 pence per ordinary share, in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2016.

 

The Board has declared an interim capital dividend of 9.00 pence per share, payable on 13 September 2017 to shareholders on the register on 18 August 2017. This dividend will be paid out of the Company's Special Distributable Reserve. Once paid, this will bring cumulative dividends paid per share since the launch of the Company to 104.80 pence (30 June 2016: 89.80 pence) per share. Original shareholders who invested 100p per share at launch will therefore have received more than their original investment back in dividends.

 

Investment Portfolio

As noted above, the Company completed the divestment of Entanet Holdings Limited after the period end in August 2017. Proceeds of £6.12 million have been received, while a further £0.63 million is deferred consideration that is potentially payable over the next two years. This investment has achieved a return on original investment cost of 2.5 times to date, over the three and a half years that the investment was held, which is a very pleasing performance. The valuation of Entanet at the half-year reflects the full £6.12 million of cash proceeds received after the period end.

 

Overall the performance of the investment portfolio has been good in the current environment. Principally due to the uplift in Entanet, the portfolio achieved a gain of £3.08 million (6.0% of the opening value) during the first half of the year and was valued at £49.51 million at the period end (30 June 2016: £49.59 million). The six month period experienced notable increases in the valuations of Entanet (as explained above) and Access IS. The portfolio also saw valuation declines over the period for Fullfield (trading as Motorclean) and CGI Creative Graphics.

 

During the period three new and one follow on investment were made at a total cost of £1.99 million (analysed and explained later in this Report). These were:

 

●             Ibericos Etc. Limited (trading as Tapas Revolution) - a leading Spanish restaurant chain in the casual dining sector.

●             BookingTek Limited (follow on) - a business that provides direct booking software for hotels.

●             Chatfield Services Limited (trading as Buster & Punch) - a London-based interiors brand.

●             MyTutorweb Limited - a digital marketplace that connects school pupils who are seeking private

          one-to-one tutoring with university students.

 

Shortly after the period end, a further new investment of £2.74 million was made in Wetsuit Outlet, a leading online retailer in the water sports market. This investment utilised £2.09 million previously held in a company preparing to trade.

 

There was one other realisation during the period under review; £0.37 million proceeds was received from the entire disposal of the balance of the investment in AIM quoted Omega Diagnostics plc.  This investment achieved a return on original investment cost of 1.50 times over the period the investment was held.

 

The company also received cash proceeds of £6.20 million during the period, mostly being partial loan stock repayments from companies preparing to trade.

 

Further information on the portfolio can be found under the Investment Adviser's Review (below).

 

Revenue account

There was a strong net revenue return for the period, being £1.15 million compared to £0.77 million recorded this time last year. Income has increased due to a strong stream of dividends, as well as improved loan interest receipts due to new investments and some portfolio companies resuming loan interest payments as their trading improved.  Running costs have fallen due to lower Investment Adviser fees arising from lower net assets.

 

Industry and regulatory developments

The Patient Capital Review, announced in November 2016, is now in its consultation phase ahead of the Autumn Budget 2017. Led by HM Treasury, its objective is to assess what amendments to Government policy, if any, are needed to support the expansion in provision of long-term capital for growing innovative firms.  Industry bodies such as the AIC, BVCA and EISA, supported by the VCT Industry, are reinforcing the Board and Mobeus's views that the government should renew its public commitment to the positive role that VCTs play in providing development capital to the small business sector, as well as affirming the long-term future of the scheme.

 

Share buybacks

We are pleased to note that currently there is relatively little demand for share buybacks. No shares were bought back and cancelled during the period under review.

 

Shortly after the period end, on 7 July 2017, the Company bought back for cancellation shares amounting to 0.1% of its issued share capital at the start of the year. These were bought back at approximately a 10% discount to the Company's latest announced NAV, in accordance with the Company's buyback policy.

 

Liquidity

The present level of cash or near cash resources held by the Company as at 30 June 2017, including the liquidity held by companies preparing to trade, was £17.38 million or 27.8% of net assets. After the period end, following the investment in Wetsuit Outlet, the realisation of Entanet Holdings, and the payment of the interim dividend in September 2017, the level of liquidity will be £13.93 million or 25.1% of net assets.

 

The VCT continues to hold its cash in a selection of money market funds with AAA credit ratings and in a number of deposit accounts diversified among well-known financial institutions across a range of maturities.

 

Shareholder event

The Investment Adviser held its seventh annual shareholder event on 27 January 2017. As in previous years, the event was well received by those shareholders who attended. The next event is to be held on Tuesday, 30 January 2018, again at the Royal Institute of British Architects in Central London. 

The  programme will contain highlights from the performance of the Mobeus VCTs as well as presentations by 

representatives of portfolio companies. Shareholders have been sent further details and an invitation to the event 

with their copy of the Mobeus VCT Newsletter circulated last week.

 

Outlook

The UK economy continues to be subject to the uncertainties arising both out of the ability of the UK government to negotiate a satisfactory exit from the European Union and from the recent UK election result. Nevertheless the demand from small UK businesses for development capital remains strong and there continues to be a healthy market to invest in quality smaller companies at attractive prices.

 

Both the Board and the Investment Adviser continue to have a positive outlook about the Company's future prospects. 

The small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) segment is a dynamic target universe for new investment, where the Investment Adviser is reviewing many promising opportunities. The Investment Adviser continues to expand its team 

and capabilities and has adapted well to the requirements of the new Investment Policy.

 

The existing portfolio continues to comprise predominantly established, more mature and profitable companies that have been conservatively financed, but over time the growth capital investments will representgrowing proportion. The latter will tend to be less mature, and not always profitable but will have adequate finance at the point of investment by the Company. They will also typically exhibit more volatility in returns and generate less income as they tend to re-invest profits during their growth phase, but may offer the prospect of higher capital returns too.

 

Finally, I would like to thank all of our shareholders for their continuing support.

 

 

Clive Boothman

Chairman

 

8 August 2017

 

Investment Policy

 

The Investment Policy is designed to meet the Company's objective.

 

Investments

The Company invests primarily in a diverse portfolio of UK unquoted companies. Investments are made selectively across a number of sectors, principally in established companies. Investments are usually structured as part loan stock and part equity in order to produce a regular income stream and to generate capital gains from realisations.

 

There are a number of conditions within the VCT legislation which need to be met by the Company and which may change from time to time. The Company will seek to make investments in accordance with the requirements of prevailing VCT legislation.

 

Asset allocation and risk diversification policies, including the size and type of investments the Company makes, are determined in part by the requirements of prevailing VCT legislation. No single investment may represent more than 15% (by VCT tax value) of the Company's total investments at the date of investment.

 

Liquidity

The Company's cash and liquid funds are held in a portfolio of readily realisable interest bearing investments, deposit and current accounts, of varying maturities, subject to the overriding criterion that the risk of loss of capital be minimised.

 

Borrowing

The Company's articles of association permit borrowings of amounts up to 10% of the adjusted capital and reserves (as defined therein). However, the Company has never borrowed and the Board would only consider doing so in exceptional circumstances.

 

Summary of VCT Regulation

To achieve continued status as a VCT, the Company must meet a number of conditions, the most important of which are that:-

-      The Company must hold at least 70%, by VCT tax value*, of its total investments (shares, securities and liquidity) in VCT qualifying holdings, within approximately three years of a fundraising;

-      Of these qualifying holdings, an overall minimum of 70% by VCT tax value* (30% for funds raised on or before 5 April 2011) must be in ordinary shares which carry no preferential rights (save as may be permitted under VCT rules);

-      No investment in a single company or group of companies may represent more than 15% (by VCT tax value*) of the Company's total investments at the date of investment.

-      The Company must pay sufficient levels of income dividend from its revenue available for distribution so as not to retain more than 15% of its income from shares and securities in a year;

-      The Company's shares must be listed on a regulated European stock market; and

-      Non-qualifying investments can no longer be made, except for certain exemptions in managing the Company's short term liquidity.

To be a VCT qualifying holding, new investments must be in companies:-

-      which carry on a qualifying trade;

-      which have no more than £15 million of gross assets at the time of investment and £16 million immediately following investment from VCTs;

-      whose maximum age is generally seven years (ten years for knowledge intensive businesses);

-      that receive no more than an annual limit of £5 million and a lifetime limit of £12 million (£20 million for knowledge intensive companies), from VCTs and similar sources of State Aid funding; and

-      that use the funds received from VCTs for growth and development purposes.

* VCT tax value means valued in accordance with prevailing VCT legislation.

 

The above takes into account legislation up to the Finance Act 2016 but effective from 6 April 2016.

 

Investment Review

 

New investments in the period

A total of £1.99 million was invested into four companies during the six months under review, comprising new investments into Tapas Revolution, Buster & Punch, MyTutor and a follow on loan into BookingTek. One further new investment in Wetsuit Outlet was completed after the period end.

 

Company

Business

Date of investment

Amount of new

investment (£m)

Tapas Revolution

Restaurant

January 2017

0.69

Based in London, Ibericos Etc. Limited (which trades as Tapas Revolution) is a leading Spanish restaurant chain in the casual dining sector focusing on shopping centre sites with high footfall. Having opened its first restaurant in Shepherd's Bush Westfield, the business has since opened a further six restaurants. The investment provided growth capital to a high-calibre team with significant restaurant rollout experience which has spent the past five years building and refining its offer and is now well placed to capitalize on a strong pipeline of new sites. The company's latest accounts for the year ended 25 October 2016 show a turnover of £4.25 million and loss before interest, tax and amortisation of goodwill of £0.25 million.

 

Buster & Punch

Retailer

March 2017

0.67

Chatfield Services Limited (trading as Buster & Punch) is a London-based interiors brand founded in 2012 by architect and industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale. Buster & Punch (www.busterandpunch.com) started in a small garage in East London, where it built the "world's first designer LED light bulb" (the Buster Bulb) and made its name with its industrial-inspired lighting. Its products are now sold in over 50 countries, both directly to end-consumers, designers and architects, and through well-known retailers including John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. The investment will support the business's international expansion plans and the broadening of its product range. The company's latest accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 show a turnover of £1.98 million and profit before interest, tax and amortisation of goodwill of £0.47 million.

 

MyTutor

Online tutoring

May 2017

0.55

Mytutorweb Limited is a digital marketplace that connects school pupils who are seeking private one-to-one tutoring with university students. The business is satisfying a growing demand from both schools and parents to improve pupils' exam results to enhance their academic and career prospects. This investment represents an opportunity to consolidate the sizeable £2 bn UK tutoring market, build MyTutor's market presence and drive technological development. The company's latest accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016 show a turnover of £0.21 million and loss before interest, tax and amortisation of goodwill of £0.79 million.

 

A further small loan investment of £0.08 million was made into BookingTek Limited (which provides direct booking software for hotel groups), to fund an opportunity for US expansion.

 

 

New investments post period-end

Company

Business

Date of investment

Amount of new

investment (£m)

Wetsuit Outlet

Retailer

July 2017

2.74

B2C Holdings Limited (trading as Wetsuit Outlet) has established itself as a leading online retailer in the water sports market, stocking an impressive brand portfolio including Musto, Billabong, Rip Curl, O'Neill, Red Paddle (an existing Mobeus investment) and Gul. The investment is to fund working capital and growth in the existing activity and enter two new markets. Established in 2005, the company has developed into a successful and profitable business with revenues of £11.51 million and £1.77 million NPBIT&A in the financial year ended 31 March 2017.

 

             

 

Realisations

There was one realisation during the period under review (Omega Diagnostics plc) and one realisation shortly after the period-end (Entanet Holdings Limited) as set out below:

Company

Business

Period of investment

Total cash proceeds over the life of the investment / Multiple over cost

Omega Diagnostics

In-vitro diagnostics for food intolerance, autoimmune and infectious diseases

December 2010

to February 2017

£0.46 million

1.5 times cost

The investment in Omega Diagnostics plc, an AIM quoted stock, was realised over a phased period generating proceeds of £0.46 million. The realisation generated a 1.50 multiple over cost, over the life of the investment.

Entanet

Wholesale voice and data communications provider

February 2014 to August 2017

£6.92 million

2.5 times cost

The Company has just sold this investment to AIM quoted CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings PLC for £6.12 million in August 2017. Between December 2014 and December 2016, Entanet's revenues increased by 39% to £35.75 million. Deferred consideration of up to £0.63 million is potentially payable over the next 24 months. Excluding this deferred consideration, the company has so far realised a gain of £3.41 million, being 4.52 pence per share, and has returned an IRR of 39% to date - an excellent outcome.

 

 

Loan stock repayments

Loan stock repayments totalled £5.89 million for the half-year. These proceeds are summarised below:-

 

 

Company

Business

Month

Amount (£000s)

 

Backhouse Management

Company preparing to trade

January

1,211

 

Creasy Marketing

Company preparing to trade

March

1,211

 

McGrigor Management

Company preparing to trade

January, February

1,211

 

Hollydale Management

Company preparing to trade

March

879

 

Chatfield Services

Company subsequently used to invest in Buster & Punch

March

710

 

Barham Consulting

Company preparing to trade

March

605

 

TPSFF Holdings (formerly The Plastic Surgeon)

Building finishing services

April

67

 

 

 

Total

5,894

 

Mobeus Equity Partners LLP

Investment Adviser

 

8 August 2017

 

 

Investment Portfolio Summary

as at 30 June 2017

 

Qualifying investments

Market
sector

Date of investment

Total book
cost

£'000

Valuation

£'000

Like for like

valuation

increase/

(decrease)

over period1

% value
of net assets

Unquoted investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entanet Holdings Limited²
Wholesale communications provider

Fixed Line Telecommunications

Feb-14

2,713

6,123

117.1%

9.8%

Tovey Management Limited (trading as Access IS)
Provider of data capture and scanning hardware

Software and Computer Services

Oct-15

2,979

3,592

12.8%

5.8%

Virgin Wines Holding Company Limited
Online wine retailer

General retailers

Nov-13

2,439

3,199

(5.7)%

5.1%

ASL Technology Holdings Limited
Printer and photocopier services

Support services

Dec-10

2,942

3,091

(2.5)%

5.0%

Turner Topco Limited (trading as ATG Media)
Publisher and on-line auction platform operator

Media

Oct-08

2,494

2,224

2.2%

3.6%

Vian Marketing Limited
(trading as Red Paddle Co)

Design, manufacture and sale of stand-up paddleboards and windsurfing sails

Leisure goods

Jul-15

1,189

1,760

12.0%

2.8%

Fullfield Limited (trading as Motorclean)
Provider of vehicle cleaning and valet services

Support services

Jul-11

1,626

1,648

(21.4)%

2.6%

TPSFF Holdings Limited

(formerly The Plastic Surgeon Holdings Limited)

Supplier of snagging and finishing services to the domestic and commercial property markets

Support services

Apr-08

443

1,598

14.0%

2.6%

Gro-Group Holdings Limited

Baby sleep products

 

General retailers

Mar-13

1,975

1,578

(7.4)%

2.5%

Tharsten Group Limited

Software based management information systems

Software and computer services

Jul-14

1,377

1,573

2.5%

2.5%

Veritek Global Holdings Limited
Maintenance of imaging equipment

Support services

Jul-13

2,045

1,547

(4.5)%

2.5%

Manufacturing Services Investment Limited
Company subsequently used to invest in Wetsuit Outlet after the period-end

Company preparing to trade

Feb-14

1,524

1,524

-

2.4%

RDL Corporation Limited

Recruitment consultants for the pharmaceutical, business intelligence and IT industries

Support services

Oct-10

1,558

1,506

4.4%

2.4%

Media Business Insight Holdings Limited
A publishing and events business focused on the creative production industries

Media

Jan-15

2,518

1,469

(10.2)%

2.4%

CGI Creative Graphics International Limited
Vinyl graphics to global automotive, recreational vehicle and aerospace markets

General Industrials

Jun-14

1,808

1,347

(17.6)%

2.2%

EOTH Limited

(trading as Rab & Lowe Alpine)
Branded outdoor equipment and clothing

General retailers

Oct-11

1,000

1,298

(0.7)%

2.1%

Redline Worldwide Limited
Provider of security services to the aviation industry and other sectors

Support services

Feb-16

1,088

1,261

15.9%

2.0%

Master Removers Group Limited (formerly Leap New Co Limited (trading as Anthony Ward Thomas, Bishopsgate and Aussie Man & Van))

A specialist logistics, storage and removals business

Support services

Dec-14

614

1,150

30.5%

1.8%

Vectair Holdings Limited

Designer and distributor of washroom products

Support services

Jan-06

139

901

(12.4)%

1.4%

Preservica Limited
Seller of proprietary digital archiving software

Software and Computer Services

Dec-15

900

900

-

1.4%

MPB Group Limited
Online marketplace for used photographic equipment

General retailers

Jun-16

604

869

44.0%

1.4%

Blaze Signs Holdings Limited
Manufacturer and installer of signs

Support services

Apr-06

492

771

(24.3)%

1.2%

Pattern Analytics Limited (trading as Biosite)

Workforce management and security services for the construction industry

Software and Computer Services

Nov-16

757

757

-

1.2%

Ibericos Etc. Limited

(trading as Tapas Revolution)

Spanish restaurant chain

Travel & Leisure

Jan-17

692

692

New investment

1.1%

BookingTek Limited

Direct booking software for hotel groups

Software and Computer Services

Oct-16

688

688

-

1.1%

Chatfield Services Limited

(trading as Buster & Punch)³

Industrial inspired lighting and interiors retailer

General retailers

Mar-17

668

668

New investment

1.1%

Jablite Holdings Limited

Manufacturer of expanded polystyrene products

Construction & building materials

Apr-15

502

598

(26.2)%

1.0%

My Tutorweb Limited

Digital marketplace connecting school pupils seeking one-to-one online tutoring

Support services

May-17

547

547

New investment

0.9%

Lightworks Software Limited

Provider of software for CAD vendors

Software and Computer Services

Apr-06

222

148

(10.3)%

0.2%

Racoon International Holdings Limited

Supplier of hair extensions, hair care products and training

Personal goods

Dec-06

1,213

-

-

0.0%

CB Imports Group Limited (trading as Country Baskets)
Importer and distributor of artificial flowers and floral sundries

General retailers

Dec-09

350

-

-

0.0%

Newquay Helicopters (2013) Limited
(in members' voluntary liquidation)
Helicopter service operator

Support services

Jun-06

30

-

(100.0)%

0.0%

Total qualifying investments

 

 

40,136

45,027

6.8%

72.1%

 

 

 

 

Non-qualifying investments

Market
sector

Date of investment

Total book
cost

£'000

Valuation

£'000

Like for like

valuation

increase/

(decrease)

over period1

% value
of net assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing Services Investment Limited

As stated in previous table

Company preparing to trade

Feb-14

1,143

1,143

-

1.8%

Media Business Insight Limited

As stated in previous table

Media

Jan-15

764

932

-

1.5%

Hollydale Management Limited

Company seeking to carry on a business in the food sector

Company preparing to trade

Mar-15

938

586

-

0.9%

EOTH Limited (trading as Rab & Lowe Alpine)

As stated in previous table

General retailers

Oct-11

298

324

-

0.5%

Backhouse Management Limited

Company seeking to carry on a business in the motor sector

Company preparing to trade

Apr-15

787

303

-

0.5%

Barham Consulting Limited

Company seeking to carry on a business in the catering sector

Company preparing to trade

Apr-15

787

303

-

0.5%

Creasy Marketing Services Limited

Company seeking to carry on a business in the textile sector

Company preparing to trade

Apr-15

787

303

-

0.5%

McGrigor Management Limited

Company seeking to carry on a business in the pharmaceutical sector

Company preparing to trade

Apr-15

787

303

-

0.5%

Tovey Management Limited

(trading as Access IS)

As stated in previous table

Software and Computer Services

Oct-15

285

285

-

0.5%

Turner Topco Limited (trading as ATG Media)

As stated in previous table

Media

Oct-08

7

-

-

0.0%

Watchgate Limited

Holding company

Support services

Nov-11

1

-

-

0.0%

Total non-qualifying investments

 

 

6,584

4,482

1.8%

7.2%

Total investment portfolio

 

 

46,720

49,509

6.0%

79.3%

Current asset investments and Cash at bank and in hand⁴

 

 

 

12,920

 

20.7%

Total investments

 

 

46,720

62,429

 

100.0%

Other assets

 

 

 

331

 

0.5%

Current liabilities

 

 

 

(331)

 

(0.5)%

Net assets

 

 

 

62,429

 

100.0%

 

1

This percentage change in 'like for like' valuations is a comparison of the 30 June 2017 valuations with the 31 December 2016 valuations having adjusted for partial disposals, loan stock repayments or new investments in the period.

 

 

2

Entanet Holdings Limited was realised after the period end.  The valuation at 30 June 2017 reflects the actual proceeds received.

 

 

3

£1,513,500 invested in Chatfield Services Limited, a company preparing to trade, was used for the investment into Buster & Punch.  This resulted in a net repayment to the Company of £845,508.

Disclosed as Current Asset Investment and Cash at bank and in hand within Current assets in the Balance Sheet.

 

Statement of the Directors' Responsibilities

 

Responsibility statements

In accordance with Disclosure and Transparency Rule (DTR) 4.2.10, Clive Boothman (Chairman), Bridget Guérin (Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration and Management Engagement Committees), and Catherine Wall (Chairman of the Audit Committee), being the Directors of the Company, confirm that, to the best of their knowledge:

 

a)   the condensed set of financial statements, which has been prepared in accordance with Financial Reporting Standard 104 "Interim Financial Reporting" gives a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit of the Company, as required by DTR 4.2.10;

 

b)   the Half-Year Management Report which comprises the Chairman's Statement, Investment Policy, Investment Review and Investment Portfolio Summary includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7, being an indication of the important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements;

 

c)   a description of the principal risks and uncertainties facing the Company for the remaining six months is set out below, in accordance with DTR 4.2.7; and

 

d)   there were no related party transactions in the first six months of the current financial year that are required to be disclosed in accordance with DTR 4.2.8.

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

In accordance with DTR 4.2.7, the Board confirms that the principal risks and uncertainties facing the Company have not changed materially since the publication of the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016. The Board acknowledges that there is regulatory risk (for example potential Budget changes arising from the outcome of the Patient Capital Review) and continues to manage the Company's affairs in such a manner as to comply with section 274 of the Income Tax Act 2007.

The principal risks faced by the Company are:

 

•      Investment and strategic;

•     Loss of approval as a Venture Capital Trust;

•     Economic;

•     Regulatory;

•     Financial and operating;

•     Market;

•     Asset liquidity;

•     Market liquidity; and

•     Counterparty.

 

A detailed explanation of these risks can be found in the Strategic Report on pages 19- 20 and in Note 15 on 

pages 51 - 58 of the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016, copies of which are available on the Investment Adviser's website, www.mobeusequity.co.uk or by going direct to: www.migvct.co.uk.

 

Going concern

The Board has assessed the Company's operation as a going concern. The Company's business activities, together with the factors likely to affect its future development, performance and position are set out in the Half-Year Management Report. The Directors have satisfied themselves that the Company continues to maintain a significant cash position but does intend to raise funds from an Offer for subscription to be launched later this year. The majority of companies in the portfolio continue to trade profitably and the portfolio taken as a whole remains resilient and well-diversified. The major cash outflows of the Company (namely investments, buy-backs and dividends) are within the Company's control.

 

The Board's assessment of liquidity risk and details of the Company's policies for managing its capital and financial risks are shown in Notes 15 and 16 on pages 51 - 58 of the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016. Accordingly, the Directors continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the half-year report and annual financial statements.

 

Cautionary statement

This report may contain forward looking statements with regards to the financial condition and results of the Company, which are made in the light of current economic and business circumstances. Nothing in this report should be construed as a profit forecast.

 

For and on behalf of the Board: 

 

 

Clive Boothman

Chairman

 

8 August 2017

 

Unaudited Condensed Income Statement

for the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2017

(unaudited)

 

Six months ended 30 June 2016

(unaudited)

 

Notes

Revenue

Capital

Total

 

Revenue

Capital

Total

 

 

£

£

£

 

£

£

£

Unrealised gains/(losses) on investments

9

-

2,891,634

2,891,634

 

-

(742,313)

(742,313)

Realised gains on investments

9

-

186,404

186,404

 

-

616,899

616,899

Income

4

1,691,814

-

1,691,814

 

1,343,945

-

1,343,945

Investment Adviser's fees

5

(169,087)

(507,259)

(676,346)

 

(201,589)

(604,765)

(806,354)

Other expenses

 

(171,119)

-

(171,119)

 

(189,557)

-

(189,557)

Profit/(loss) on ordinary activities before taxation

 

1,351,608

2,570,779

3,922,387

 

952,799

(730,179)

222,620

Tax on profit/(loss) on ordinary activities

6

(204,510)

97,647

(106,863)

 

(182,620)

120,953

(61,667)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) and total comprehensive income

 

1,147,098

2,668,426

3,815,524

 

770,179

(609,226)

160,953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per ordinary share

7

1.52p

3.53p

5.05p

 

1.02p

(0.81)p

0.21p

 

 

 

Year ended 31 December 2016

(audited)

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

Revenue

Capital

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

Unrealised gains/(losses) on investments

 

-

(196,760)

(196,760)

 

 

 

 

Realised gains on investments

 

-

628,948

628,948

 

 

 

 

Income

4

2,650,934

-

2,650,934

 

 

 

 

Investment Adviser's fees

5

(383,672)

(1,151,015)

(1,534,687)

 

 

 

 

Other expenses

 

(349,892)

-

(349,892)

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) on ordinary activities before taxation

 

1,917,370

(718,827)

1,198,543

 

 

 

 

Tax on profit/(loss) on ordinary activities

6

(339,532)

230,203

(109,329)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) and total comprehensive income

 

1,577,838

(488,624)

1,089,214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per ordinary share

7

2.08p

(0.64)p

1.44p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The revenue column of the Income Statement includes all income and expenses. The capital column accounts for the unrealised gains/(losses) and realised gains on investments and the proportion of the Investment Adviser's fee charged to capital.

 

The total column is the Statement of Total Comprehensive Income of the Company prepared in accordance with UK GAAP, including Financial Reporting Standard 102. In order to better reflect the activities of a VCT and in accordance with the 2014 Statement of Recommended Practice ("SORP") updated in January 2017 by the Association of Investment Companies ("AIC"), supplementary information which analyses the Income Statement between items of a revenue and capital nature has been presented alongside the Income Statement. The revenue column of profit attributable to equity shareholders is the measure the Directors believe appropriate in assessing the Company's compliance with certain requirements set out in Section 274 Income Tax Act 2007.

 

All the items in the above statement derive from continuing operations of the Company. No operations were acquired or discontinued in the period.

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Balance Sheet

as at 30 June 2017

Company registration number: 05153931

 

Notes

As at 30 June 2017 (unaudited)

£

As at 30 June 2016 (unaudited)

£

As at 31 December 2016

(audited)

£

 

 

 

Fixed assets

 

 

49,509,076

 

49,586,695

 

51,682,768

Investments at fair value

9

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Debtors and prepayments

 

331,084

297,597

1,154,144

Current asset investments

10

9,646,811

11,818,297

5,246,949

Cash at bank

10

3,273,445

7,147,951

5,314,539

 

 

 

 

13,251,340

19,263,845

11,715,632

Creditors: amounts falling due within one year

(331,187)

(177,971)

(248,847)

Net current assets

12,920,153

19,085,874

11,466,785

Net assets

62,429,229

68,672,569

63,149,553

 

Capital and reserves

 

 

 

755,975

 

 

 

756,280

 

 

 

755,975

Called up share capital

Capital redemption reserve

 9,440

                             9,135

9,440

Share premium reserve

19,463,849

19,463,849

19,463,849

Revaluation reserve

6,290,934

3,007,708

3,523,180

Special distributable reserve

30,659,875

39,846,633

35,605,335

Realised capital reserve

3,044,076

3,826,082

2,733,792

Revenue reserve

2,205,080

1,762,882

1,057,982

Equity shareholders' funds

62,429,229

68,672,569

63,149,553

Basic and diluted net asset value per share

11

82.58p

90.80p

83.53p

             

 

The financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2017 and the six months ended 30 June 2016 has not been audited

 

Unaudited Condensed Statement of Changes in Equity

for the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Non-distributable reserves

Distributable reserves

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Called up

 share

capital

Capital redemption reserve

Share premium reserve

Revaluation reserve

Special distributable reserve

Realised capital reserve

Revenue reserve

 

 

 

 

 

(note  a)

(note b)

(note b)

 

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

At 1 January 2017

755,975

9,440

19,463,849

3,523,180

35,605,335

2,733,792

1,057,982

63,149,553

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income
for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Profit/(loss) for the period

-

-

-

2,891,634

-

(223,208)

1,147,098

3,815,524

Total comprehensive
income for the period

-

-

-

2,891,634

-

(223,208)

1,147,098

3,815,524

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions by and
distributions to owners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares bought back

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

(4,535,848)

-

-

(4,535,848)

Total contributions
by and distributions
to owners

-

-

-

-

(4,535,848)

-

-

(4,535,848)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other movements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realised losses transferred
to special reserve (note a)

-

-

-

-

(409,612)

409,612

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realisation of previously
unrealised appreciation

-

-

-

(123,880)

-

123,880

-

-

Total other movements

-

-

-

(123,880)

(409,612)

533,492

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2017

755,975

9,440

19,463,849

6,290,934

30,659,875

3,044,076

2,205,080

62,429,229

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

Notes:

 

a)

The cancellation of the share premium reserve and capital redemption reserve (as approved at the General Meeting held on 22 February 2014 and by order of the Court dated 12 March 2014) has increased the Company's special distributable reserve. The purpose of this reserve is to fund market purchases of the Company's own shares, write off any existing and future losses and for any other corporate purpose, including dividend distributions. All of this reserve arose from shares issued before 5 April 2014.

 

b)

The Realised capital reserve and the Revenue reserve together comprise the Profit and Loss Account of the Company.

 

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Statement of Changes in Equity

for the six months ended 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

Non-distributable reserves

Distributable reserves

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Called up

Capital

Share

Revaluation

Special

Realised

Revenue

 

 

share

redemption

premium

reserve

distributable

capital

reserve

 

 

capital

reserve

reserve

 

reserve

reserve

 

 

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

759,730

5,685

19,463,849

3,785,072

40,625,822

7,716,009

1,749,683

74,105,850

Comprehensive income
for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/profit for the period

-

-

-

(742,313)

-

133,087

770,179

160,953

Total comprehensive
income for the period

-

-

-

(742,313)

-

133,087

770,179

160,953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions by and
distributions to owners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares bought back

(3,450)

3,450

-

-

(295,377)

-

-

(295,377)

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

(4,541,877)

(756,980)

(5,298,857)

Total contributions
by and distributions
to owners

(3,450)

3,450

-

-

(295,377)

(4,541,877)

(756,980)

(5,594,234)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other movements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realised losses transferred
to special reserve

-

-

-

-

(483,812)

483,812

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realisation of previously
unrealised appreciation

-

-

-

(35,051)

-

35,051

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total other movements

-

-

-

(35,051)

(483,812)

518,863

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016

756,280

9,135

19,463,849

3,007,708

39,846,633

3,826,082

1,762,882

68,672,569

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

 

Unaudited Condensed Statement of Cash Flows

for the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months

 ended

30 June 2017

(unaudited)

Six months ended

30 June 2016

(unaudited)

Year

ended

31 December 2016

(audited)

 

 

Notes

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after tax for the financial period

 

3,815,524

160,953

1,089,214

 

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealised (gains)/losses on investments

 

(2,891,634)

742,313

196,760

 

Net realised gains on investments

 

(186,404)

(616,899)

(628,948)

 

Tax charge for current period

 

106,863

61,667

109,329

 

Decrease/(increase) in debtors

 

41,613

36,547

(38,554)

 

Decrease in creditors and accruals

 

(24,522)

(106,096)

(82,593)

 

Net cash inflow from operations

 

861,440

278,485

645,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporation tax paid

 

-

(44,108)

(44,108)

 

Net cash inflow from operating activities

 

861,440

234,377

601,100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of investments

9

(630,103)

(604,465)

(3,559,180)

 

Disposals of investments

9

6,663,279

2,762,213

3,397,012

 

Decrease/(increase) in bank deposits with a maturity over three months

 

1,942

(11,467)

2,003,484

 

Net cash inflow from investing activities

 

6,035,118

2,146,281

1,841,316

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Equity dividends paid

8

(4,535,848)

(5,298,857)

(11,727,234)

 

Purchase of own shares

 

-

(295,087)

(318,277)

 

Net cash outflow from financing activities

 

(4,535,848)

(5,593,944)

(12,045,511)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

2,360,710

(3,213,286)

(9,603,095)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at start of period

 

9,554,221

19,157,316

19,157,316

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

11,914,931

15,944,030

9,554,221

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents comprise:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at bank and in hand

10

3,273,445

7,147,951

5,314,539

 

Cash equivalents

10

8,641,486

8,796,079

4,239,682

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

Notes to the Unaudited Condensed Financial Statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

1.

Company information

 

 

Mobeus Income and Growth VCT plc is a public limited company incorporated in England, registration number 05153931. The registered office is 30 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4EX.

 

 

 

 

2.

Basis of preparation of the financial statements

 

 

These financial statements are prepared in accordance with accounting policies consistent with Financial Reporting Standard 102 ("FRS102"), Financial Reporting Standard 104 ("FRS104") - Interim Financial Reporting, with the Companies Act 2006 and the 2014 Statement of Recommended Practice, 'Financial Statements of Investment Trust Companies and Venture Capital Trusts' ('the SORP') (updated in January 2017) issued by the Association of Investment Companies ("AIC").  The Financial Statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for the modification to a fair value basis for certain financial instruments as specified in note 9.

 

 

 

 

 

The Half-Year Report has not been audited, nor has it been reviewed by the Auditor pursuant to the Financial Reporting Council's (FRC) guidance on Review of Interim Financial Information.

 

 

 

 

3.

Principal accounting policies

 

 

The accounting policies have been applied consistently throughout the period. Full details of principal accounting policies will be disclosed in the Annual Report, while the policy in respect of investments is included within note 9.

 

 

 

4.

Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

30 June 2017

            (unaudited)

Six months ended

30 June 2016

            (unaudited)

Year ended

31 December 2016

            (audited)

 

 

 

£

£

£

 

 

Dividends

289,217

40,897

220,910

 

 

Money-market funds

7,938

21,041

31,429

 

 

Loan stock interest

1,386,114

1,241,971

2,338,480

 

 

Bank deposit interest

8,545

40,036

60,115

 

 

Total Income

1,691,814

1,343,945

2,650,934

 

                     

           

5.

Investment Adviser's fees

 

In accordance with the policy statement published under "Management and Administration" in the Company's prospectus dated 9 July 2004, the Directors have charged 75% of the Investment Adviser's fees to the capital reserve. This is in line with the Board's expectation of the long-term split of returns from the investment portfolio of the Company. For further details, see Note 4 on page 45 of the 2016 Annual Report.

 

6.

Taxation

 

There is a tax charge for the period as the Company has taxable income in excess of deductible expenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2017

(unaudited)

Six months ended 30 June 2016

(unaudited)

Year ended 31 December 2016

(audited)

 

 

 

Revenue

Capital

Total

Revenue

Capital

Total

Revenue

Capital

Total

 

 

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a) Analysis of tax charge:

UK Corporation tax on profits/(losses) for the period

204,510

(97,647)

106,863

182,620

(120,953)

61,667

339,532

(230,203)

109,329

 

 

Total current tax charge/(credit)

204,510

(97,647)

106,863

182,620

(120,953)

61,667

339,532

(230,203)

109,329

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporation tax is based on a rate of 19.3% (2016: 20.0%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b) Profit/(loss) on ordinary activities
before tax

1,351,608

2,570,779

3,922,387

952,799

(730,179)

222,620

1,917,370

(718,827)

1,198,543

 

 

Profit on ordinary
activities multiplied by rate of
corporation tax in the UK of 19.3% (2016: 20.0%)

260,185

494,876

755,061

190,560

(146,036)

44,524

383,474

(143,765)

239,709

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK dividends

(55,675)

-

(55,675)

(8,180)

-

(8,180)

(44,182)

-

(44,182)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealised (gains)/losses not taxable/
allowable

-

(556,640)

(556,640)

-

148,463

148,463

-

39,352

39,352

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realised gains not taxable

-

(35,883)

(35,883)

-

(123,380)

(123,380)

-

(125,790)

(125,790)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under provision in prior period

-

-

-

240

-

240

240

-

240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actual current tax charge

204,510

(97,647)

106,863

182,620

(120,953)

61,667

339,532

(230,203)

109,329

 

                         

 

7.

Basic and diluted earnings and return per share

 

The basic and diluted earnings, revenue return and capital return per share shown below for each period are respectively based on numerators i)-iii), each divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue in the period - see iv) below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended
30 June 2017
(unaudited)

Six months ended
30 June 2016

 (unaudited)

Year ended
31 December 2016
(audited)

 

 

 

 

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i)

Total earnings after taxation

3,815,524

160,953

1,089,214

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share

5.05p

0.21p

1.44p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii)

Net revenue from ordinary activities after taxation

1,147,098

770,179

1,577,838

 

 

 

Basic and diluted revenue return per share

1.52p

1.02p

2.08p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealised capital gains/(losses) on investments

2,891,634

(742,313)

(196,760)

 

 

 

Net realised capital gains on investments

186,404

616,899

628,948

 

 

 

Capital Investment Adviser's fees less taxation

(409,612)

(483,812)

(920,812)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii)

Total capital return

2,668,426

(609,226)

(488,624)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted capital return per share

3.53p

(0.81)p

(0.64)p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv)

Weighted average number of shares in issue in the period

75,597,471

75,857,731

75,741,214

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Dividends paid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend

Type

For the year ended

31 December

Pence per

share

Date paid

Six months ended 30 June 2017  (unaudited)

Six months ended 30 June 2016  (unaudited)

Year ended 31 December 2016  (audited)

 

Final

Income

2015

1.00p

31 May 2016

-

756,980

756,980

 

Final

Capital

2015

6.00p

31 May 2016

-

4,541,877

4,541,877

 

Interim

Income

2016

2.00p

20 September 2016

-

-

1,512,559

 

Interim

Capital

2016

1.50p

20 September 2016

-

-

1,134,420

 

Interim

Capital

2016

5.00p

20 September 2016

-

-

3,781,398¹

 

Second interim

Capital

2016

6.00p

31 March 2017

4,535,848¹

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,535,848

5,298,857

11,727,234

 

¹ These dividends were paid out of the Company's special distributable reserve.

 

 

9.

Summary of movement on investments during the period

 

 

The most critical estimates, assumptions and judgements relate to the determination of the carrying value of investments at 'fair value through profit and loss' ("FVTPL"). All investments held by the Company are classified as FVTPL, and measured in accordance with the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation ("IPEV") guidelines, as updated in December 2015. This classification is followed as the Company's business is to invest in financial assets with a view to profiting from their total return in the form of capital growth and income.

 

 

For investments actively traded in organised financial markets, fair value is generally determined by reference to Stock Exchange market quoted bid prices at the close of business on the balance sheet date. Purchases and sales of quoted investments are recognised on the trade date where a contract of sale exists whose terms require delivery within a time frame determined by the relevant market. Purchases and sales of unlisted investments are recognised when the contract for acquisition or sale becomes unconditional.

 

 

 

Unquoted investments are stated at fair value by the Directors in accordance with the following rules, which are consistent with the IPEV guidelines:

 

 

 

 

 

All investments are held at the price of a recent investment for an appropriate period where there is considered to have been no change in fair value. Where such a basis is no longer considered appropriate, each investment is considered as a whole on a 'unit of account' basis alongside consideration of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i)           

Where a value is indicated by a material arms-length transaction by an independent third party in the shares of a company, this value will be used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)

In the absence of i), and depending upon both the subsequent trading performance and investment structure of an investee company, the valuation basis will usually move to either:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a)

a multiple basis. The shares may be valued by applying a suitable price-earnings ratio to that company's historic, current or forecast post-tax earnings before interest and amortisation, or revenue, (the ratio used being based on a comparable sector but the resulting value being adjusted to reflect points of difference identified by the Investment Adviser compared to the sector including, inter alia, a lack of marketability).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)

where a company's underperformance against plan indicates a diminution in the value of the investment, provision against cost is made, as appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii)

Premiums, to the extent they are considered capital in nature, that will be received upon repayment of loan stock investments are accrued at fair value when the Company receives the right to the premium and when considered recoverable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iv)

Where a multiple or cost less impairment basis is not appropriate and overriding factors apply, a discounted cash flow, net asset valuation or realisation proceeds basis may be applied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital gains and losses on investments, whether realised or unrealised, are dealt with in the profit and loss and revaluation reserves and movements in the period are shown in the Income Statement.

 

 

 

 

 

All investments are initially recognised and subsequently measured at fair value. Changes in fair value are recognised in the Income Statement.

 

 

 

 

 

A key judgement made in applying the above accounting policy relates to investments that are permanently impaired.  Where the value of an investment has fallen permanently below cost, the loss is treated as a permanent impairment and as a realised loss, even though the investment is still held.  The Board assesses the portfolio for such investments and, after agreement with the Investment Adviser, will agree the values that represent the extent to which an investment has become realised.  This is based upon an assessment of objective evidence of that investment's future prospects, to determine whether there is potential for the investment to recover in value.

 

 

 

 

 

The methods of fair value measurement are classified in to a hierarchy based on the reliability of the information used to determine the valuation.

 

 

 

 

 

Level 1 -              

Fair value is measured based on quoted prices in an active market.

 

 

 

Level 2 -

Fair value is measured based on directly observable current market prices or indirectly being derived from market prices.

 

 

Level 3 -

Fair value is measured using valuation techniques using inputs that are not based on observable market data.

 

                           

 

 

 

Traded

on AIM

 

Level 1

Unquoted

equity

shares

Level 3

Unquoted preference

shares

Level 3

Unquoted

loan stock

 

Level 3

Total

 

 

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valuation at 1 January 2017

357,306

14,330,923

28,948

36,965,591

51,682,768

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases at cost

-

962,581

-

359,419

1,322,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales - proceeds

(367,810)

(311,441)

-

(5,894,479)

(6,573,730)

 

- realised gains/(losses)

10,504

(1,870,940)

-

2,046,840

186,404

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reclassification at valuation

-

(159)

159

-

-

 

Unrealised gains/(losses) on
investments in the period

-

2,437,778

718,698

(264,842)

2,891,634

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valuation at 30 June 2017

-

15,548,742

747,805

33,212,529

49,509,076

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book cost at 30 June 2017

-

17,912,459

30,009

28,777,707

46,720,175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Permanent impairment in value of investments

-

(2,453,963)

(3,078)

(1,044,992)

(3,502,033)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealised gains at 30 June 2017

-

90,246

720,874

5,479,814

6,290,934

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valuation at 30 June 2017

-

15,548,742

747,805

33,212,529

49,509,076

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gains/(losses) on investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realised gains/(losses) based on historical cost

122,798

(1,889,840)

-

2,077,326

310,284

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less amounts recognised as unrealised (gains)/losses in previous years

(112,294)

18,900

-

(30,486)

(123,880)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realised gains/(losses) based on carrying value at

31 December 2016

10,504

(1,870,940)

-

2,046,840

186,404

 

Net movement in unrealised gains/(losses) in the period

-

2,437,778

718,698

(264,842)

2,891,634

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gains on investments for the
six months ended

30 June 2017

10,504

566,838

718,698

1,781,998

3,078,038

           

 

Reconciliation to Condensed Statement of Cash Flows

 

Sales proceeds above of £6,573,730 are less than that shown in the Condensed Statement of Cash Flows of £6,663,279 by £89,549. This amount is cash proceeds received in the current period that related to an investment realised in the previous year.

 

 

 

Purchases at cost above of £1,322,000 are more than that shown in the Condensed Statement of Cash Flows of £630,103 by £691,897. This amount is funds remitted in December 2016 for the investment in Ibericos Etc. Limited (trading as Tapas Revolution), which completed in this Half-Year period. Purchases of investments referred to in the Chairman's Statement of £1,989,992 are higher than that shown above by £667,992. This amount represents funds previously held in Chatfield Services Limited, a company preparing to trade, utilised for the investment into Buster & Punch, as referred to in the Investment Adviser's Review.

 

There has been no significant change in the risk analysis as disclosed in Note 15 of the Financial Statements in the Company's Annual Report.  The decrease in unrealised valuations of the loan stock investment above reflect the changes in the entitlement to loan premiums, and/or in the underlying enterprise values of the investee company.  The decrease does not arise from assessments of credit or market risk upon these instruments.

 

 

 

 

Level 3 unquoted equity and loan investments are valued in accordance with IPEV guidelines as follows:

 

 

As at

30 June 2017

(unaudited)

£

As at

30 June 2016

(unaudited)

£

As at

31 December 2016

(audited)

£

 

Estimated realisation proceeds

6,123,453

-

-

 

Recent investment price

8,716,511

16,655,476

15,049,213

 

Price-earnings or revenue multiple

34,669,112

32,524,539

36,276,249

 

 

49,509,076

49,180,015

51,325,462

 

 

10.

Current asset investments and Cash at bank

 

 

 

 

 

As at

30 June 2017

(unaudited)

£

As at

30 June 2016

(unaudited)

£

As at

31 December 2016

(audited)

£

 

OEIC Money market funds

8,641,486

6,287,480

4,239,682

 

Bank deposits that mature within three months but are not immediately repayable

-

2,508,599

-

 

Cash equivalents per Condensed Statement of Cash Flows

8,641,486

8,796,079

4,239,682

 

Bank deposits that mature after three months

1,005,325

3,022,218

1,007,267

 

Current asset investments

9,646,811

11,818,297

5,246,949

 

Cash at bank

3,273,445

7,147,951

5,314,539

 

 

11.

Basic and diluted net asset value per ordinary share

 

 

 

 

 

As at

30 June 2017

(unaudited)

£

As at

30 June 2016

(unaudited)

£

As at

31 December 2016

(audited)

£

 

Net assets

£62,429,229

£68,672,569

£63,149,553

 

Number of shares in issue

75,597,471

75,627,951

75,597,471

 

Basic and diluted net asset value per share (pence)

82.58p

90.80p

83.53p

                 

 

12.

Post balance sheet events

 

On 5 July 2017, one of the Company's investments, Manufacturing Services Investment Limited, a company preparing to trade, alongside funds from the VCT, provided capital of £2.74 million to invest in Wetsuit Outlet Limited.

On 1 August 2017, the Company realised its entire holding in Entanet Holdings Limited for proceeds of £6.12 million, realising a gain over original cost of £3.41 million, or 4.52 pence per share to date. These proceeds have been fully reflected in the valuation of the Company at 30 June 2017, as the Board consider that the transaction was sufficiently progressed at 30 June to justify a valuation reflecting the full cash proceeds.

 

13.

Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016

 

The information for the period ended 30 June 2017 does not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The auditor has reported on these Financial Statements and that report was unqualified and did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

 

14.

Half-Year Report

 

This Half-Year Report will be sent to shareholders shortly and will be made available on the Company's website: www.migvct.co.uk. Further copies are available free of charge from the Company's registered office, 30 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4EX or can be downloaded via the website.

 


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