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Park Group PLC  -  PKG   

Half-year Report

Released 07:00 28-Nov-2017

RNS Number : 6449X
Park Group PLC
28 November 2017
 

 

 

 

PARK GROUP PLC

('Park' or 'the Company' or 'the Group')

 

INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

28 November 2017

 

Park Group is the UK's leading multi-retailer, gift voucher and prepaid gift card business focused on the corporate and consumer markets. Park's business is seasonal and the first half of the year is traditionally loss making with the bulk of annual revenues and profit generated in the second half.

 

 

Key points: Financial

 

·      Billings increased 7.3 per cent to £105.5m (2016 - £98.3m)

 

·      Group revenue rose 3.1 per cent at £74.7m (2016 - £72.4m)

 

·      Seasonal operating loss was £2.2m (2016 - loss £1.6m) reflecting the larger scale of the business

 

·      Interest receipts were £0.7m (2016 - £0.8m) on average cash balances of £166.1m (2016 - £156.7m)

 

·      Seasonal loss before tax £1.6m (2016 - loss £0.8m)

 

·      Dividend raised 5.3 per cent to 1.00p per share (2016 - 0.95p per share)

 

·      Cash balances peaked at record £229m (2016 - £217m)

 

 

Key points: Operations 

 

·      Solid performance and growth across both our corporate and consumer businesses

 

·      Corporate billings increased 7.7 per cent to £74.0m (2016 - £68.7m)

 

·      Consumer billings rose by 6.3 per cent to £31.4m (2016 - £29.6m)

 

·      Order books running well ahead of comparable period last year

 

·      Over £13m of orders already placed for Christmas 2018 via our enhanced consumer-focused mobile app

 

·      31 client businesses using Love2shop Worldwide to incentivise and reward their staff and customers across a number of different countries including the UK, Ireland, Italy, India, Australia and USA

 

Laura Carstensen, non-executive Chairman, commented: "The performance of the first half is being maintained across our corporate and consumer businesses, with trading continuing in line with the Board's expectations.

 

"Our operations are expanding as we capitalise on the opportunities generated by ongoing enhancement of our product ranges, enabling us to grow our customer base, while also reaching new markets and territories."

 

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Park Group plc

 

Arden Partners plc

Tavistock

Chris Houghton

Martin Stewart

Steve Douglas

Benjamin Cryer

 

Andrew Dunn

Jeremy Carey

Sophie Praill

 

Tel: 0151 653 1700

Tel: 020 7614 5917

Tel: 020 7920 3150

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN'S INTERIM STATEMENT

Park Group has delivered another solid performance in the six months to 30 September 2017, providing the Group with an excellent platform from which to maintain momentum into the second half. 

 

Our sustained progress over recent years is attributable to the success of our ongoing programme of product innovation using the latest in digital communication technologies. Product development and enhancement is focused on the internet, mobile smart phones and social media channels. These are used to offer corporate and consumer customers a range of incentive, reward and Christmas products, backed by closer, more efficient customer interaction and the highest levels of customer service.

 

Group financial highlights

More than three quarters of the Group's billings are generated in the second half of the year due to the seasonal nature of our business, meaning that the first half is generally loss making and this trend is again reflected in this year's results. However, the first half is a period of intense activity and is very important for the Group's performance as it lays the foundations for the full year's result, as orders are secured and managed during the period, to be delivered during the second half.

 

Customer billings at the Group level increased significantly in the six months to 30 September 2017, rising 7.3 per cent to £105.5m (2016 - £98.3m) while Group revenue was ahead of the same period last year by 3.1 per cent at £74.7m (2016 - £72.4m). Encouraging performance and growth was achieved across both our corporate and consumer businesses.

 

The operating loss was £2.2m (2016 - loss £1.6m) reflecting the larger scale of the business. Interest receipts were £0.7m (2016 - £0.8m) on average cash balances of £166.1m (2016 - £156.7m) producing a pre-tax loss of £1.6m (2016 - loss £0.8m). Total cash balances, including cash held in trust at 30 September, were £199.6m (2016 - £198.7m). Balances continued to rise after the period end, peaking at a record £229m (2016 - £217m) at the beginning of November. The end of period cash balances and the cash peak were affected by the decision of a number of customers to take products earlier than usual during the calendar year. This change in customer behaviour has required the Company to bring forward certain stock purchases in order to satisfy earlier deliveries.

Interim Dividend

The board has declared an interim dividend of 1.00p per share (2016 - 0.95p). The dividend will be paid on 6 April 2018 to shareholders on the register on 2 March 2018.

 

Operations

The corporate business, offering extensive ranges of reward and incentivisation products, delivered a billings increase of 7.7 per cent to £74.0m (2016 - £68.7m). Park's Love2shop Business Services operation is one of the leading providers of reward and incentivisation solutions to UK companies, and now services more than 31,000 client organisations.

 

Park tailors its schemes to meet each individual organisation's needs, as they use our systems to incentivise, recognise and reward their own staff or end customers.  The business offers a variety of products, from Park's own multi-retailer vouchers and gift cards, to single-store vouchers and gift cards, gift experiences and holidays. The business also offers an array of online programme management solutions, which can help clients to cost-effectively run and manage their schemes and communicate more effectively with their end users.

 

Love2shop Business Services has now fully integrated the acquisition of Fisher Moy International (FMI) which is operating as its customer engagement arm and the expanded capability is performing well.  Among new business won by the enlarged division has been a global automotive manufacturer, which is using Park's platform to launch rewards products in 16 countries.  Another contract win has been a major UK trade incentive programme with communication and engagement opportunities set to launch in January.

 

Evolve, our digital reward medium, launched in June 2016, continues to make excellent progress with a further increase in billings from its rapidly expanding customer base. Evolve is a sophisticated product which uses the latest technology to provide instant and branded digital reward codes to customers and employees, enabling them to redeem value instantly.

 

In May 2017, we announced the global expansion of our Evolve platform, with the launch of Love2shop Worldwide, which was adopted by a number of major organisations in the first few weeks after launch.  Today, 31 client businesses are using Love2shop Worldwide to incentivise and reward their staff and customers across a number of different countries including the UK, Ireland, Italy, India, Australia and USA. We continue to see growing demand for this new and innovative capability and look forward to updating shareholders as to further progress at the year end.

 

In the period under review, billings to the incentive market were more than 6 per cent ahead of the same period last year while billings to employee benefits customers rose by close to 18 per cent.

 

We have secured a number of important new customers during the period. Our platforms are proving popular as they offer corporate customers the ability to take advantage of the freedom and flexibility provided by self-service, so that they can manage the order process themselves, at a time of their choosing, principally through the internet or mobile smart phones. 

 

Our long-established consumer business enables customers to plan and prepare for the festive season in a careful and controlled manner, as they pay for products over many months, smoothing out the cost, then receive their orders in time for Christmas. The business delivered another pleasing performance with consumer billings in the first half, advancing by 6.3 per cent to £31.4m (2016 - £29.6m).

 

The consumer business books most of its orders in the early months of the calendar year for delivery in the period running up to the festive season. This timetable gives the Company a clear indication of the likely outturn for the financial year at an early stage. We are encouraged that the order book is some 4 per cent ahead of the same time last year.

 

In January 2017, we launched a mobile app, which gives our consumer customers an additional and convenient method of communicating with us.  The app, developed in response to customer feedback, has been well received by our customers with a growing volume of business now coming via the app. To date there have been in excess of 46,000 downloads and over £13m of orders placed via the app for Christmas 2018.

 

The number of consumer customers using direct debit to renew their programmes each year continues to increase. This form of payment is convenient and useful for the customer, and also benefits the Company as it reduces administration time and cost while ensuring that customers do not miss the opportunity to commence new programmes promptly and begin preparing for the following Christmas immediately.

 

The marketing campaign for the 2018 festive season is already underway and it is encouraging to note that, at this early stage, the value of orders booked is well ahead of the level at the same time last year.

 

CEO Succession

Earlier this month, we were pleased to announce that after a comprehensive recruitment process, Ian O'Doherty will be appointed to succeed Chris Houghton as Park's CEO.  Ian has extremely relevant experience and a long and successful background in banking, payments and card services gained during 26 years at MBNA Limited, latterly as Chairman and CEO.  He will join the Company on 2 January 2018 and will work with Chris to execute a thorough handover and smooth transition.  Following the announcement of the Company's final results in June 2018, Chris will leave the Company, after more than 30 years of dedicated service, where he has made an immense contribution to the success and direction of the business.

 

Outlook

The performance of the first half is being maintained across our corporate and consumer businesses, with trading in line with expectations.

 

Our operations are expanding as we capitalise on the opportunities generated by ongoing enhancement of our product ranges, enabling us to grow our customer base, while also reaching new markets and territories. 

 

Park is an innovative, technology enabled business but the core focus remains on preserving our long track record in outstanding customer service. We continue to listen carefully to the preferences of customers on both sides of our business and will remain agile, continually refreshing our offering to match their requirements and continuing to deliver specialist products and services with maximum efficiency. We believe that these values have helped us to evolve and achieve consistent growth over the previous few years.

 

These values, coupled with a debt free balance sheet and strong cash generation characteristics, enable us to look forward to the future with confidence.

 

Laura Carstensen

Chairman

28 November 2017

 

 

PARK GROUP PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

FOR THE HALF YEAR TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

 


 

Notes

Unaudited 

Half Year 

to 30.09.17 

Unaudited 

Half Year 

to 30.09.16 

Audited 

Year to 

31.03.17 



£'000 

£'000 

£'000 






Billings


105,463 

98,273 

404,512 






Revenue


74,703 

72,446 

310,927 






Cost of sales


(68,416)

(66,525)

(280,758)






Gross profit


6,287 

5,921 

30,169 

Distribution costs


(616)

(599)

(2,940)

Administrative expenses


(7,908)

(6,907)

(16,348)

Operating (loss)/profit


(2,237)

(1,585)

10,881 






Finance income


666 

825 

1,472 






Finance costs


(2)

(Loss)/profit before taxation


(1,571)

(760)

12,351 






Taxation

2

298 

152 

(2,452)






(Loss)/profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the parent


(1,273)

(608)

9,899 






(Loss)/earnings per share

3




- basic (p)


(0.69)

(0.33)

5.38 

- diluted (p)


(0.69)

(0.33)

5.29 

 

 

All activities derive from continuing operations.

 

 

 

 

PARK GROUP PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE HALF YEAR TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2017


Unaudited 

Half Year 

Unaudited 

Half Year 

Audited 

Year to 


to 30.09.17 

to 30.09.16 

31.03.17 


£'000 

£'000 

£'000 





(Loss)/profit for the period

(1,273)

(608)

9,899 

Other comprehensive income




Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:

Remeasurement of defined benefit pension schemes

572 

Deferred tax on defined benefit pension schemes

(97)


475 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:




Foreign exchange translation differences

(24)

(37)

(28)





Other comprehensive income for the period net of tax

(24)

(37)

447 





Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to equity holders of the parent

(1,297)

(645)

10,346 

















 

 

 

PARK GROUP PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 30 SEPTEMBER 2017



Unaudited 

30.09.17 

Unaudited 

30.09.16 

Audited 

31.03.17 



£'000 

£'000 

£'000 

Assets





Non-current assets





Goodwill


2,202 

1,320 

2,202 

Other intangible assets


2,549 

2,916 

2,682 

Property, plant and equipment


7,691 

7,961 

7,688 

Retirement benefit asset


1,827 

1,367 

1,827 



14,269 

13,564 

14,399 

Current assets

Inventories


23,127 

14,447 

2,632 

Trade and other receivables


10,955 

8,534 

9,096 

Tax receivable


310 

252 

Other financial assets


200 

Monies held in trust


194,240 

169,411 

83,018 

Cash and cash equivalents


7,760 

32,560 

34,236 



236,392 

225,204 

129,182 

Total assets


250,661 

238,768 

143,581 

Liabilities





Current liabilities





Trade and other payables           


(186,629)

(179,829)

(82,602)

Tax payable


(1,272)

Provisions        


(58,138)

(56,319)

(46,164)



(244,767)

(236,148)

(130,038)

Non-current liabilities





Deferred tax liability


(194)

(181)

(194)

Retirement benefit obligation


(625)

(1,378)

(924)



(819)

(1,559)

(1,118)

Total liabilities


(245,586)

(237,707)

(131,156)

Net assets


5,075 

1,061 

12,425 

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent





Share capital


3,711 

3,674 

3,687 

Share premium


6,137 

6,132 

6,137 

Retained earnings


(4,462)

(8,434)

2,912 

Other reserves


(311)

(311)

(311)

Total equity


5,075 

1,061 

12,425 

 

 

 

 

PARK GROUP PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY


Share capital

Share

 premium

 

Other 

reserves 

 

Retained 

earnings 

Unaudited

Total 

equity 


£'000

£'000

£'000 

£'000 

£'000 







Balance at 1 April 2017

3,687

6,137

(311)

2,912 

12,425 







Total comprehensive income for the period






Loss

-

-

(1,273)

(1,273)

Other comprehensive income






Foreign exchange translation adjustments

-

-

(24)

(24)

Total other comprehensive income

-

-

(24)

(24)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

 

(1,297)

(1,297)







Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity






Equity settled share-based payment transactions

-

-

(683)

(683)

LTIP shares awarded

24

-

(24)

Dividends

-

-

(5,370)

(5,370)

Total contributions by and distribution to owners

 

24

 

-

 

 

(6,077)

 

(6,053)

 

Balance at 30 September 2017

3,711

6,137

 

(311)

(4,462)

5,075 

 

 

Balance at 1 April 2016

3,674

6,132

 

 

(311)

(3,070)

6,425 







Total comprehensive income for the period






Loss

-

-

(608)

(608)







Other comprehensive income






Foreign exchange translation adjustments

-

-

(37)

(37)

Total other comprehensive income

-

-

(37)

(37)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

 

(645)

(645)







Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity






Equity settled share-based payment transactions

-

-

333 

333 

Dividends

-

-

(5,052)

(5,052)

Total contributions by and distribution to owners

 

-

 

-

 

 

(4,719)

 

(4,719)

Balance at 30 September 2016

3,674

6,132

 

(311)

(8,434)

1,061 

 

 

Balance at 1 April 2016

3,674

6,132

 

 

(311)

(3,070)

6,425 







Total comprehensive income for the year






Profit

-

-

9,899 

9,899 







Other comprehensive income






Remeasurement of defined benefit pension schemes

-

-

 

572 

572 

Tax on defined benefit pension schemes

-

-

(97)

(97)

Foreign exchange translation adjustments

-

-

(28)

(28)

Total other comprehensive income

-

-

447 

447 

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

 

10,346 

10,346 







Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity






Equity settled share-based payment transactions

-

-

701 

701 

Exercise of share options

-

5

LTIP shares awarded

13

-

(13)

Dividends

-

-

(5,052)

(5,052)

Total contributions by and distribution to owners

13

5

(4,364)

(4,346)







Balance at 31 March 2017

3,687

6,137

     (311)

2,912 

12,425 

 

 

 

 

PARK GROUP PLC

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE HALF YEAR TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

 


Notes

Unaudited 

Half Year 

to 30.09.17 

Unaudited 

Half Year 

to 30.09.16 

Audited 

Year to 

31.03.17 



£'000 

 £'000 

£'000 

Cash flows from operating activities





Cash (used in)/generated from operations

4

(20,168)

5,605 

9,903 

Interest received


572 

625 

1,540 

Interest paid


(1)

Tax paid


(1,284)

(1,119)

(2,258)

Net cash (used in)/ generated from operating activities


(20,880)

5,111 

9,184 






Cash flows from investing activities





Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment


Purchase of intangible assets


(244)

(239)

(370)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(329)

(304)

(347)

Purchase of investments in subsidiaries


(876)

Net cash used in investing activities


(572)

(543)

(1,592)






Cash flows from financing activities





Proceeds from exercise of share options


Dividends paid to shareholders


(4,515)

(4,123)

(5,052)

Net cash used in financing activities


(4,515)

(4,123)

(5,047)

Net (decrease)/ increase in cash and cash equivalents


(25,967)

445 

2,545 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


31,362 

28,817 

28,817 






Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


5,395 

29,262 

31,362 






Cash and cash equivalents comprise:





Cash


7,760 

32,560 

34,236 

Bank overdrafts


(2,365)

(3,298)

(2,874)



5,395 

29,262 

31,362 






 

 

 

 

PARK GROUP PLC

 

 

SEGMENTAL REPORTING

FOR THE HALF YEAR TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2017

 


Unaudited 

Half Year 

to 30.09.17 

Unaudited 

Half Year 

to 30.09.16 

Audited 

Year to 

31.03.17 


£'000 

 £'000 

£'000 

Billings

 




Consumer

31,433 

29,564 

216,771 

Corporate

74,030 

68,709 

187,741 





External billings

105,463 

98,273 

404,512 





Consumer

Corporate

20,862 

21,123 

148,066 

Elimination

(20,862)

(21,123)

(148,066)




-

Inter-segment billings





Consumer

31,433 

29,564 

216,771 

Corporate

94,892 

89,832 

335,807 

Elimination

(20,862)

(21,123)

(148,066)





Total billings

105,463 

98,273 

404,512 





Revenue

 




Consumer

23,924 

24,042 

174,184 

Corporate

50,779 

48,404 

136,743 





External revenue

74,703 

72,446 

310,927 





Consumer

Corporate

20,862 

21,123 

148,066 

Elimination

(20,862)

(21,123)

(148,066)





Inter-segment revenue





Consumer

23,924 

24,042 

174,184 

Corporate

71,641 

69,527 

284,809 

Elimination

(20,862)

(21,123)

(148,066)





Total revenue

74,703 

72,446 

310,927 









Operating (loss)/profit

 




Consumer

(1,994)

(1,349)

6,460 

Corporate

1,048 

1,095 

7,231 

All other segments

(1,291)

(1,331)

(2,810)

(Loss)/profit before interest

(2,237)

(1,585)

10,881 





 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE INTERIM RESULTS

 

 

(1) Basis of preparation

The financial information in this interim report has been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU and the AIM rules of the London Stock Exchange and on the basis of the accounting policies described in Park Group plc's annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017.  These accounting policies have been based on the current standards and interpretations expected to be effective at 31 March 2018.  The Group does not expect there to be a significant impact on the results from standards, amendments or interpretations which are available for early adoption but which have not yet been adopted.

 

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers, introduces a new five-step approach to measuring and recognising revenue from contracts with customers and will be adopted by the group with effect from 1 April 2018. Under IFRS15, revenue is recognised at an amount that reflects the consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled in exchange for transferring goods or services to a customer.

 

Management are continuing to assess the impact of IFRS15 and have reached initial conclusions on all key implementation issues. Based on the work completed to date the key impacts are expected to be as follows :

 

Principal and Agent

Under IFRS15, an entity is a principal (and records revenue on a gross basis) if it controls the promised good or service before transferring it to the customer. An entity is an agent (and records as revenue the net amount that it retains for its agency services) if its role is to arrange for another entity to provide the good or service.

 

The group earns fees from redeemers of its vouchers and cards and as such acts as an agent of the redeemer. Under IFRS15 these fees will be shown as revenue. Under current accounting policies the group records its revenue gross for vouchers, based on the face value of the voucher less any rebates or discounts.

 

Timing of revenue recognition

Under IFRS15, the group will recognise revenue from its vouchers and cards at the point at which the customer has fully exercised its right to future goods and services. This is usually when the voucher or card has been redeemed with another entity. Under current accounting policies the group recognises revenue for vouchers at the date on which the voucher is received by customers.

 

Vouchers and cards may be partially or fully redeemed, and the unused amount (i.e. the amount attributable to a customer's unexercised rights to future goods or services) is often referred to as breakage. Under IFRS15 where the group expects to be entitled to a breakage amount, it will recognise the expected breakage as revenue in proportion to the pattern of rights exercised by the customer. Under current accounting policies the group recognises breakage at the date on which the voucher or card is received by customers, except where the customer has the right of redemption for cash, where no breakage is recognised until the card has expired and the right of redemption has lapsed. Because breakage amounts represent a form of variable consideration, when estimating any breakage amount, an entity considers the constraint on variable consideration. That is, the group will not recognise any estimated breakage amounts until it is highly probable that a significant revenue reversal will not occur. If the group cannot determine whether breakage will occur, it will not recognise any amounts as breakage until the likelihood of the customer exercising its rights becomes remote. This may be the case when the group first begins to sell gift cards and has no history of breakage patterns.

 

Presentation and disclosure

The presentation and disclosure requirements of IFRS15 represent a significant change from current practice and will increase the volume of disclosures required in the notes to the financial statements.

 

The group plans to apply the full retrospective approach when transitioning to the new standard which will result in restated comparatives for prior years on the basis that IFRS15 had always applied.

 

The group is in the process of quantifying the financial impacts of the above adjustments which are expected to result in the reporting of significantly lower revenues, an immaterial reduction in operating profit and a reduced net asset position at transition.

 

The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention, as modified by the accounting for financial instruments at fair value.  In addition this interim financial report does not comply with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting, which is not currently required to be applied under AIM rules.

 

The directors are of the opinion that the financial information should be prepared on a going concern basis, in the light of current trading and the forecast positive cash balances for the foreseeable future.

 

The financial information included in this interim financial report for the six months ended 30 September 2017 does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and is unaudited.  A copy of the Group's statutory accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017, on which the auditors gave an unqualified opinion and did not make a statement under section 498 of the Companies Act 2006, has been filed with the registrar of companies.

 

 

(2) Taxation

The taxation credit for the six months to 30 September 2017 has been calculated using an overall effective tax rate of 19.0 per cent which has been applied to the taxable income (half year to 30 September 2016 - 20.0 per cent).

 

 

(3) Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share (eps) is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period.

 

For diluted eps, the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue is adjusted to assume conversion of all dilutive potential ordinary shares.

 

The calculation of basic and diluted eps is based on the following figures:

 


Half Year 

to 30.09.17 

Half Year 

to 30.09.16 

Year to

31.03.17


£'000 

£'000 

£'000

Earnings




Total (loss)/earnings for period

(1,273)

(608)

9,899

 

 

 

 

Half Year 

to 30.09.17 

 

 

Half Year 

to 30.09.16 

 

Year to

 31.03.17

Weighted average number of shares




Basic eps - weighted average number of shares

184,979,921 

183,706,277 

183,905,844

Diluting effect of employee share options

3,331,939

Diluted eps - weighted average number of shares

184,979,921 

183,706,277 

187,237,783





Basic eps




Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue

184,979,921 

183,706,277 

183,905,844

Eps (p)

(0.69)

(0.33)

5.38





Diluted eps




Weighted average number of ordinary shares

184,979,921 

183,706,277 

187,237,783

Eps (p)

(0.69)

(0.33)

5.29

 

 

(4) Reconciliation of (loss)/profit for the period to cash (used in)/ generated from operations

 


Half Year 

to 30.09.17 


Half Year 

to 30.09.16 


Year 

to 31.03.17 


£'000 


£'000 


£'000 

(Loss)/profit for the period

(1,273)


(608)


9,899 

Adjustments for:






Tax

(298)


(152)


2,452 

Interest income

(666)


(825)


(1,472)

Interest expense



Depreciation and amortisation

703 


705 


1,405 

Profit on sale of property, plant and equipment

(1)



- 

Decrease in other financial assets

200 


500 


300 

Increase in inventories

(20,496)


(12,265)


(448)

(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables

(1,764)


395 


12 

Increase in trade and other payables

103,683 


100,498 


4,153 

Increase in provisions

11,973 


11,552 


1,397 

Increase in monies held in trust

(111,223)


(94,192)


(7,797)

Decrease in retirement benefit obligation

(299)


(299)


(641)

Translation adjustment

(24)


(37)


(28)

Share-based payments

(683)


333 


669 

Cash (used in)/ generated from operations

(20,168)


5,605 


9,903 

 

 

(5) Approval

This statement was approved by the board on 28 November 2017.

 

 

(6) Reports

A copy of this announcement will be available on the Company's website from today www.parkgroup.co.uk and will be mailed to shareholders on or before 18 December 2017.  Copies will also be available for members of the public at the Company's registered office - Valley Road, Birkenhead CH41 7ED and also at the offices of the Company's registrars, Computershare Investor Services PLC, P O Box 82, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 7NH.

 

 

 

 


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