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Interim Statement for 6 months to 31 March 2018

Released 07:00 10-May-2018

RNS Number : 5777N
Titon Holdings PLC
10 May 2018
 

Titon Holdings PLC                                                                                           LEI: 213800ZHXS8G27RM1DD7

Interim results for the six months to 31 March 2018

Titon Holdings Plc, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of ventilation systems and window and door hardware, today announces its Interim Results for the six months ended 31 March 2018.

 

TITON DELIVERS DOUBLE DIGIT PROFIT GROWTH IN HALF YEAR

Financial Results

 

2018

2017

% Change

Net revenue

£14.5m 

£14.0m

+3

EBITDA  

£1.29m

£1.17m 

+11

EBIT1     

£0.95m 

£0.85m

+11

Profit before tax          

£1.34m 

£1.18m

+13

Earnings per share (EPS)

8.64p

6.09p

+42

Dividend per share (DPS)

1.75p

1.50p

+17

Financial highlights

·      Group net revenue rose 3% to £14.5 million (2017: £14.0 million) or 5% on a constant currency basis

·      EBITDA increased 11% to £1.29 million (2017: £1.17 million)

·      Profit before tax of £1.34 million, up 13% (2017: £1.18 million) or 16% on a constant currency basis

·      Earnings per share (EPS) rose 42% to 8.64 pence (2017: 6.01 pence)

·      17% increase in the interim dividend to 1.75 pence per share (2017: 1.50 pence)

·      Net cash of £2.74 million (2017: £2.71 million); and a Quick Ratio2 of 1.93 (2017: 1.94)

·      Return on net assets (RONA) 3 was 18.9% (2017: 19.1%) with Asset Turn3 of 2.1x (2017: 2.3x)

Operational highlights

·      South Korea's net profit after tax contribution rose by 22% to £0.9 million and it is the Group's largest income generator on this basis; and in Q1 of calendar 2018, South Korean GDP grew by 2.8%

·      The UK saw its contribution rise significantly as there was no repeat of the previous year's business closure costs

·      Window and door hardware in the UK produced a good result as both revenue and profit rose

·      A new fully accredited Passivhaus mechanical ventilation-with-heat-recovery unit has been introduced to the UK and continental European markets

Executive Chairman Keith Ritchie said: "It was another very good six months for Titon with a 13% increase in profit before tax to £1.34 million. The interim dividend was also increased by 17%.

"In South Korea, the geopolitical climate has taken an extraordinarily positive shift with the recent summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's Leader Kim Jong-un. This was unthinkable even at the turn of the year and has been welcomed in Asia and around the Globe. It remains to be seen whether full de-nuclearisation in North Korea will follow, but this new openness, and a prospective meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, is very good news. In any event, South Korea is an extraordinarily robust economy. GDP grew at 2.9% last year and FocusEconomics is forecasting growth of 2.9% in both 2018 and 2019.

"In the UK we expect stronger seasonal growth in demand for our products through the summer. UK GDP was impacted by the weather in the first quarter of the calendar year and, while it is set to grow below trend, consensus forecasts put GDP at between +1 and 2% this year and next. At the same time, while the pace of UK housebuilding activity is expected to slow, Experian is forecasting average volume growth of more than 3% per annum through020. This is despite continued uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations and the absence of even a transitional agreement.

"Titon has a unique international spread of markets, particularly given its relative scale. We make good products, some of them prosaic, some truly innovative. Backing this up is a traditionally strong balance sheet and a team that I am proud of. I look forward to further progress in the second half of the year in line with market expectations".

For further information please contact Keith Ritchie: +44 (0) 1206 713821

 

 

Titon Holdings PLC                                                                                          

Interim results for the six months to 31 March 2018

Chairman's statement

It was a very good half year result for Titon with revenue of £14.5 million and a 13% increase in profit before tax to £1.34 million. The interim dividend was also increased by 17% with cover at 4.1 times.

Income Statement

In the six months to 31 March 2018, Titon's net revenue (which excludes inter-segment activity) rose 3% to £14.5 million (2017: £14.0 million). On a constant currency basis, however, the increase is 5%.

The gross margin dipped from 28.4% to 26.2% due largely to poor trading in the US. Meantime, EBITDA was 11% higher at £1.29 million (2017: £1.17 million). Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) or operating profit also rose 11% to £0.95 million (2017: £0.85 million) and the operating margin increased from 6.1% to 6.6%. Net interest contributed £9,000 (2017: £7,000) while the share of profits from the Group's associate rose 18% to £379,000 (2017: £320,000) resulting in profit before tax of £1.34 million, which was an increase of 13% (2017: £1.18 million) or, on a constant currency basis, the rise was 16%.

 

EPS were a very significant 42% higher at 8.64 pence (2017: 6.09 pence) which was driven by a much lower effective rate of tax i.e. 24% down to 10% which was on account of trading losses in the US.

 

Finally, the non-controlling interests' or minorities' deduction increased 9% from £237,000 to £258,000 which reflects the higher contribution from Titon Korea, 51% owned.

An Interim Dividend in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2018 of 1.75 pence per share (2017: 1.50 pence) was approved by the Directors of Titon Holdings Plc on 9 May 2018. The Interim Dividend is payable on 21 June 2018 to shareholders on the Register at 18 May 2018. The ex-dividend date is 17 May 2018.

Balance sheet and cash flows

Net assets including non-controlling interests rose 11% or £1.8 million to £17.4 million (2017: £15,6 million) with net cash at £2.74 million (2017: £2.71 million) which is equivalent to 15.7% of net assets (2017: 17.3%). Net cash at the end of the fiscal year to 30 September 2017 was £3.3 million.

In the half year, there was a £277,000 outflow at the 'cash generated from operations' line (2017: inflow of £995,000). This was driven by a seasonal spike in working capital, largely debtors at £1.24 million. In mitigation, capital expenditure was lower but dividends were 20% higher. This meant that between 30 September 2017 and 31 March 2018, there was a net cash outflow of £534,000 (2017: inflow of £267,000).

Net current assets were £11.0 million (2017: £9.6 million) with a Quick Ratio2 of 1.93 (2017: 1.94).

RONA3 was 18.9% (2017: 19.1%) with Asset Turn at 2.1 (2017: 2.3).

Operations

In South Korea, Titon's subsidiary company, Titon Korea (51% owned), manufactures natural window ventilation products and is the national market leader. In the half year, it increased revenue by 25% to £5.7 million. A significant shortage of labour, combined with a government policy of aggressively increasing minimum wage rates, has led to a substantial increase in labour costs and has been the main factor in limiting Titon Korea's profit growth to 7% at £635,000 for the six months (2017: £593,000). Net Margin remained very healthy at 11.2% (2017:13.1%).

The Group's associate company, Browntech Sales Co. Limited ('BTS') also operates exclusively in South Korea and it generated an 18% increase in its contribution in the half year to £379,000 (2017: £320,000), which is the entire Associate contribution in the Group Income Statement. In terms of activity, BTS distributes ventilation products in South Korea as well as investing and developing in the domestic residential real estate market.

The combined contribution to Group Net profit after Taxation by the two South Korean companies was up 13% to £0.88 million (2017: £0.78 million). South Korea remains the most profitable area of operation for the Group, generating 74% of Group net profit after tax in the period (2017: 87%).

 

 

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Titon Holdings PLC                                                                                          

Interim results for the six months to 31 March 2018

Operations (continued)

Revenue derived from the UK was flat at £7.5 million (2017: £7.5 million) which reflects the absence of the closure costs of the fabrication venture. The UK's segment contribution, however, increased markedly to almost £500,000 which is a 32% rise year-on-year after the exit costs are added back to the corresponding half year. Margins also rose, on the same basis, from 4.9 to 6.5%.

At home, our window and door hardware business produced a good result in the half year as both sales and profit rose. We have been pleased, too, with rising demand for a number of the Group's new trickle vents. In addition, sales of both Titon manufactured and bought-in hardware products have continued to grow. Elsewhere, sales in our Ventilation Systems Division edged up in the half year. Several new sales staff have also been added here as we expand our coverage throughout the UK. Export sales of our Ventilation Systems products, however, were not as strong in the first six months of the fiscal year as we had anticipated. In response, we have developed products for cold climates in Eastern Europe, which will allow us to broaden our market coverage in this region. We also continue to expand our range of mechanical ventilation products for UK and European markets and have also just introduced a fully accredited Passivhaus mechanical-ventilation-with heat-recovery unit for highly energy efficient homes, which distinguishes Titon from a number of its competitors here.

Finally, in the US, revenue was sharply lower in the period which led to a trading loss for our US based subsidiary, Titon Inc., and which compares with a profit in the period ended 31 March 2017. However, the region made a positive contribution because its products are manufactured at our UK facility. After a number of years of rising sales in the US, this is a disappointing result. There has been a general market slowdown in one of our core markets in Washington State as well as the completion of several profitable contracts in other areas.

Employees

In my outlook statement, I say that we have "a team that I am proud of"; and we do.  Without them, we would not have the high quality, diversified business that is Titon. To all of them, I offer my and the Board's sincere thanks.

Investors

We continue to work with Hardman & Co., the corporate research house, to expand our presence in the private investor world. Hardman writes and distributes, in my view, highly cogent research on the Group. This has had a very positive effect on the Group's share price.

Since January this year, MiFID II (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, Number 2) has been implemented across 17 EU countries including the UK. Essentially, it means that investment banks are now legally bound to charge fund managers for investment research. As a result of this Directive, it was predicted that less notes would be written on many companies particularly the small and middle-sized such as Titon. This prediction has proved to be correct and, in fact, the coverage of small market capitalisation companies is in steeper decline than expected before the change. The corporate research sector, including Hardman & Co., is not impacted by MiFID II.

Finally, I reiterate Titon's dividend reinvestment programme. This is a straight-forward and cost-effective way to increase a shareholding in Titon. It can be achieved by visiting the portal for our Registrars, Link Market Services Limited.

Outlook

It was another very good six months for Titon with a 13% increase in profit before tax to £1.34 million. The interim dividend was also increased by 17%.

In South Korea, the geopolitical climate has taken an extraordinarily positive shift with the recent summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea's Leader Kim Jong-un. This was unthinkable even at the turn of the year and has been welcomed in Asia and around the Globe. It remains to be seen whether full de-nuclearisation in North Korea will follow, but this new openness, and a prospective meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, is very good news. In any event, South Korea is an extraordinarily robust economy. GDP grew at 2.9% last year and FocusEconomics is forecasting growth of 2.9% in both 2018 and 2019.

  

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Titon Holdings PLC                                                                                          

Interim results for the six months to 31 March 2018

 Outlook (continued)

In the UK we expect stronger seasonal growth in demand for our products through the summer. UK GDP was impacted by the weather in the first quarter of the calendar year and, while it is set to grow below trend, consensus forecasts put GDP at between +1 and 2% this year and next. At the same time, while the pace of UK housebuilding activity is expected to slow, Experian is forecasting average volume growth of more than 3% per annum through 2020. This is despite continued uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations and the absence of even a transitional agreement.

Titon has a unique international spread of markets, particularly given its relative scale. We make good products, some of them prosaic, some truly innovative. Backing this up, is a traditionally strong balance sheet and a team that I am proud of. I look forward to further progress in the second half of the year in line with market expectations".

Principal risk and uncertainties

The key financial and non-financial risks faced by the Group are disclosed in the Group's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 30 September 2017 within the Strategic Report (page 6) available at  www.titonholdings.com The Board considers that these remain a current reflection of the risks and uncertainties facing the business. The Board also considers that it is appropriate to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing these financial statements and has not identified any material uncertainties which would prevent us so doing.

Responsibility Statement

The Directors confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, this condensed set of consolidated financial statements has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 as adopted by the European Union, and that this Interim Report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R and DTR 4.2.8R.

 

The Directors of Titon Holdings Plc are listed on page 15 of this document.  A list of current directors is maintained on the Group's website www.titonholdings.com

 

 

On behalf of the Board                                     

                                                                    

 

KA Ritchie                                                                                            

Chairman                                                                                             

9 May 2018

                                               

Notes:

1. EBIT is shown before the contribution from the Associate.

2. The Quick Ratio measures liquidity and is calculated by dividing Current Assets-less-inventories by Current Liabilities

3 RONA is calculated by dividing Profit before tax by Net Assets including non-controlling interests, net of cash and intangibles and here it is an annualised number; Asset Turn is calculated by dividing the group's net revenue by Net Assets as defined above.

 

 

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Titon Holdings Plc

Consolidated Interim Income Statement

for the six months ended 31 March 2018

 

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

 

to 31.3.18

to 31.3.17

30.9.17

 

 

unaudited

unaudited

 

audited

 

Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

2

14,485

14,012

28,011

Cost of sales

1

(10,686)

(10,032)

(20,746)

Gross profit

 

3,799

3,980

7,265

Distribution costs

 

(328)

(488)

(717)

Administrative expenses

 

(2,278)

(2,361)

(4,249)

Research and development expenses

1

(247)

(282)

(467)

Other income

 

3

5

18

Operating profit

 

949

854

1,850

Finance income

 

9

7

10

Share of profits from associates

 

379

320

633

Profit before tax

 

1,337

1,181

2,493

Income tax expense

3

(132)

(281)

(269)

Profit after income tax

 

1,205

900

2,224

Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

 

947

663

1,804

Non-controlling interest

 

258

237

420

Profit for the period

 

1,205

900

2,224

Earnings per share attributed to equity holders of the parent:

 

 

 

Basic

5

8.64p

6.09p

16.55p

Diluted

5

8.53p

5.99p

16.24p

Consolidated Interim Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the six months ended 31 March 2018

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

to 31.3.18

to 31.3.17

30.9.17

 

unaudited

unaudited

audited

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Profit for the period

1,205

900

2,224

Other comprehensive income - items which may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

 

 

Exchange difference on re-translation of net assets of overseas operations

 

195

 

143

 

(443)

Total comprehensive income for the period

1,400

1,043

1,781

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

1,082

757

1,509

Non-controlling interest

318

286

272

 

1,400

1,043

1,781

 

 The notes on pages 8 to 15 form an integral part of this condensed interim information.

                                                                                               

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Titon Holdings Plc

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

at 31 March 2018

               

 

31.3.18

31.3.17

30.9.17

 

 

unaudited

unaudited

audited

 

          Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

Assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

6

3,418

3,576

3,548

Intangible assets

 

530

529

638

Investments in associates

 

2,411

1,824

1,966

Deferred tax

 

123

154

116

Total non-current assets

 

6,482

6,083

6,268

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

5,721

4,976

4,670

Trade and other receivables

 

8,103

6,772

6,644

Corporation tax

 

79

-

79

Cash and cash equivalents

 

2,735

2,705

3,269

Total current assets

 

16,638

14,453

14,662

 

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

23,120

20,536

20,930

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax

 

51

40

39

Total non-current liabilities

 

51

40

39

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

5,436

4,706

4,627

Corporation tax

 

235

176

63

Total current liabilities

 

5,671

4,882

4,690

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

 

5,722

4,922

4,729

Equity

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

1,113

1,095

1,098

Share premium reserve

 

1,049

975

985

Capital redemption reserve

 

56

56

56

Treasury shares

 

(27)

(27)

(27)

Translation reserve

 

351

605

                216

Retained earnings

 

12,552

10,910

11,887

Total Equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent

 

15,094

13,614

14,215

Non-controlling Interest

 

2,304

2,000

1,986

Total Equity

 

17,398

15,614

16,201

Total Liabilities and Equity

 

23,120

20,536

20,930

 

The notes on pages 8 to 15 form an integral part of this condensed interim information.

                                                                                               

 

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Titon Holdings Plc

Consolidated Interim Statement of Changes in Equity

at 31 March 2018

 

 

Share

capital

Share

premium

 reserve

Capital

 redemption reserve

Translation reserve

Treasury

Shares

Retained

 earnings

Total

Non-

controlling

interest

Total

Equity

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 October 2016

1,091

950

56

511

(27)

10,479

13,060

1,714

14,774

Translation differences on overseas operations

-

-

-

94

-

-

94

49

143

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

663

663

237

900

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

94

-

663

757

286

1,043

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

(245)

(245)

-

(245)

Share-based payment expense

-

-

-

-

-

13

13

-

13

Ordinary shares issued

4

25

-

-

-

-

29

-

29

At 31 March 2017

1,095

975

56

605

(27)

10,910

13,614

2,000

15,614

Translation differences on overseas operations

-

-

-

(389)

-

-

(389)

(197)

(586)

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

1,141

1,141

183

1,324

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

(389)

-

1,141

752

(14)

738

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

(165)

(165)

-

(165)

Share-based payment expense

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

-

1

Ordinary shares issued

3

10

-

-

-

-

13

-

13

At 30 September 2017

1,098

985

56

216

(27)

11,887

14,215

1,986

16,201

Translation differences on overseas operations

-

-

-

135

-

-

135

60

195

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

947

947

258

1,205

Total comprehensive

income for the period

-

-

-

135

-

947

1,082

318

1,400

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

(295)

(295)

-

(295)

Share-based payment expense

-

-

-

-

-

13

13

-

13

Ordinary shares issued

15

64

-

-

-

-

79

-

79

At 31 March 2018

1,113

1,049

56

351

(27)

12,552

15,094

2,304

17,398

 

 

The notes on pages 8 to 15 form an integral part of this condensed interim information.

 

 

             

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Titon Holdings Plc

Consolidated Interim Statement of Cash Flows

for the six months ended 31 March 2018

 

 

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

 

to 31.3.18

to 31.3.17

30.9.17

 

 

unaudited

unaudited

audited

 

Note 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash generated from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax

 

1,337

1,181

2,493

Depreciation of property, plant & equipment

 

233

214

438

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

112

98

175

Increase in inventories

 

(934)

(330)

(133)

(Increase) / decrease in receivables

 

(1,235)

24

(161)

Increase / (decrease) in payables and other current liabilities

 

597

129

57

Profit on sale of plant & equipment

 

(12)

(7)

-

Share based payment - equity settled

 

13

13

14

Interest received

 

(9)

(7)

(10)

Share of associate's profit

 

(379)

(320)

(633)

Cash (used) / generated from operations

 

                (277)

                995

2,240

Income taxes refunded / (paid)

 

45

(247)

(390)

Net cash (used) / generated from operating activities

 

(232)

748

1,850

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Purchase of plant & equipment

  6

(125)

(279)

(520)

Purchase of intangible assets

 

(4)

-

(186)

Proceeds from sale of plant & equipment

 

34

7

45

Interest received

 

9

7

10

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(86)

(265)

(651)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Exercise of share options

 

79

29

42

Dividends paid to equity shareholders

4

(295)

(245)

(410)

Net cash used in financing activities

 

    (216)

    (216)

(368)

Net (decrease) / increase in cash & cash equivalents

 

(534)

267

831

Cash & cash equivalents at beginning of the period

 

3,269

2,438

2,438

Cash & cash equivalents at end of the period

 

2,735

2,705

3,269

Cash & cash equivalents comprise:

 

 

 

 

Cash at bank

 

2,735

2,705

3,269

Cash & cash equivalents at end of the period

 

2,735

2,705

3,269

 

The notes on pages 8 to 15 form an integral part of this condensed interim information.

 

 

  

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements

at 31 March 2018

 

 

Basis of preparation

Titon Holdings Plc (the 'Company') is a company domiciled in England. The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Group for the six months ended 31 March 2018 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the 'Group').

The IASB has issued revised and updated IFRIC amendments which are effective for later reporting periods. These include IFRS 9, 15 and 16.

Management is commencing work in respect of IFRS 9 to evaluate the impact of certain financial instruments held by its associate and in relation to its methodology for providing credit losses on trade receivables.

The Group has commenced its evaluation of the impact of IFRS 15 and currently expects the impact on the UK business may be limited, but is working with its Korean operations to determine the effect on the timing of revenue recognition in both Titon Korea and the Group's associate, Browntech Sales Co. Ltd. 

In respect of IFRS 16 property and vehicle leases are currently being treated as operating leases and the Group believes that there will be a material impact on the Group's financial statements when they are accounted for differently under IFRS 16.

 

Effective date

(periods beginning)

·    IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers. IFRS 15 is intended to clarify the principles of revenue recognition and establish a single framework for revenue recognition. IFRS 15 supersedes: IAS 11 Construction Contracts, IAS 18 Revenue, IFRIC 13 Customer Loyalty Programmes, IFRIC 15 Agreements for the Construction of Real Estate, IFRIC 18 Transfers of Assets from Customers and SIC-31 Revenue-Barter Transactions Involving Advertising Services. The core principle is that an entity should recognise revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services.

1 January 2018

·    IFRS 16 Leases. This IFRS sets out the principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases for both parties to a contract, i.e. the customer ('lessee') and the supplier ('lessor').  IFRS 16 eliminates and replaces the classification of leases as either operating leases or finance leases as is required by IAS 17 and, instead, introduces a single lessee accounting model. The amendments are not yet endorsed for use in the EU as the expected date of endorsement is not yet determined.

1 January 2019

Otherwise, the condensed interim financial statements have been prepared using accounting policies set out in the Report and Accounts 2017 and have been applied consistently to all periods presented in these financial statements. They are in accordance with IAS 34. The six months results for both 31 March 2017 and 2018 have neither been audited nor reviewed pursuant to guidance issued by the Auditing Practices Board. The financial information for the year end 30 September 2017 does not constitute the full statutory accounts for that period. The Company's Report and Accounts 2017 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The independent auditors' report on those accounts was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The condensed interim financial statements do not constitute full accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.

The interim report was approved by the Board and authorised for issue on 9 May 2018. Copies of the interim report will be sent to shareholders in the next few weeks.

This statement is being sent to shareholders, will be available on the Group's website at www.titonholdings.com and from the Company's registered office at 894 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 9YQ.

                                                                                               

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements

at 31 March 2018

 

2   Revenue and segmental information

In identifying its operating segments, management generally follows the Group's reporting lines, which represent the main geographic markets in which the Group operates. The segment reporting below is shown in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the Board, which is the Chief Operating Decision Maker (CODM). These operating segments are monitored and strategic decisions are made on the basis of segment operating results. The Group operates three main business segments which are:

Segment

Activities undertaken include:

United Kingdom

Sales of passive and powered ventilation products to house builders, electrical contractors and window and door manufacturers. In addition to this, it is a leading supplier of window and door hardware.

South Korea

Sales of passive ventilation products to construction companies.

North America

Sales of passive ventilation products to window and door manufacturers.

All other countries

Sales of passive and powered ventilation products to distributors, window manufacturers and construction companies

 

Inter-segment revenue is transacted on an arm's length basis and charged at prevailing market prices for a specific product and market or cost plus where no direct comparative market price is available.  Segment results include items directly attributable to a segment as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis.  Research and development entity-wide financial expenses are allocated to the business activities for which R&D is specifically performed. Sales Administration and Other Expenses are currently allocated to operating segments in the Group's reporting to the CODM. Other Expenses include mainly central and parent company overheads relating to group management, the finance function and regulatory requirements.

The measurement policies the Group uses for segment reporting under IFRS 8 are the same as those used in its financial statements.

The total assets for the segments represent the consolidated total assets attributable to these reporting segments. Parent company results and consolidation adjustments reconciling the segmental results and total assets to the consolidated financial statements, are included within the United Kingdom segment figures stated over page.

 

 

 

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements

at 31 March 2018

 

2   Revenue and segmental information (continued)

 

Operating segment

United

Kingdom

South

Korea

North

America

All other countries

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

6 months ended 31 March 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Segment revenue

7,457

 

5,665

 

330

1,237

14,689

Inter-segment revenue

(204)

-

-

-

(204)

Total Revenue

7,253

5,665

330

1,237

14,485

Segment profit

484

1,015

(77)

(85)

1,337

Tax expense

 

 

 

 

(132)

Profit for the period

 

 

 

 

1,205

Depreciation and amortisation

299

46

-

-

345

Total assets

12,815

9,965

340

-

23,120

Total assets include:

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in associates

2,411

-

-

-

2,411

Additions to non-current assets (other than financial instruments and deferred tax assets)

129

-

-

-

129

 

The South Korean Segment profit includes the Group's share of the profits from the Associate. One customer accounted for more than 10% of Group revenue and sales to this customer totalled £5.66m (included within South East Asia).

 

 

IFRS 8 requires entity-wide disclosures to be made about the regions in which it earns its revenues and holds its non-current assets which are shown below.

 

6 months ended 31 March 2018

United Kingdom

Europe

North America

 

Asia

 

All other regions

 

Total

Revenues

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

by entities' country of domicile

8,490

-

330

5,665

-

14,485

by country from which derived

7,005

1,419

330

5,721

10

14,485

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

By entities' country of domicile

4,109

-

1

2,372

-

6,482

 

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements

at 31 March 2018

 

2   Revenue and segmental information (continued)

 

Operating segment

United

Kingdom

South

Korea

North

America

All other countries

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

6 months ended 31 March 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Segment revenue

7,512

 

4,520

 

1,047

1,308

14,387

Inter-segment revenue

(375)

-

-

-

(375)

Total Revenue

7,137

4,520

1,047

1,308

14,012

Segment profit

(2)

913

261

9

1,181

Tax expense

 

 

 

 

(281)

Profit for the period

 

 

 

 

900

Depreciation and amortisation

278

33

1

-

312

Total assets

12,048

7,906

582

-

20,536

Total assets include:

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in associates

1,824

-

-

-

1,824

Additions to non-current assets (other than financial instruments and deferred tax assets)

255

24

-

-

279

 

 

The South Korean segment profit includes the Group's share of the profits from the Associate. One customer accounted for more than 10% of Group revenue and sales to this customer totalled £4.52m (included within South East Asia). The United Kingdom segment loss includes £370,000 of closure costs.

 

 

IFRS 8 requires entity-wide disclosures to be made about the regions in which it earns its revenues and holds its non-current assets which are shown below.

 

6 months ended

31 March 2017

United Kingdom

Europe

North America

 

Asia

 

All other regions

 

Total

Revenues

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

by entities' country of domicile

8,445

-

1,047

4,520

-

14,012

by country from which derived

7,110

1,266

1,047

4,585

4

14,012

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

By entities' country of domicile

4,245

-

2

1,836

-

6,083

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements

at 31 March 2018

 

2  Revenue and segmental information (continued)

 

 

Operating segment

United Kingdom

South

Korea

 

North

America

All other countries

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

12 months ended 30 September 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Segment revenue

14,823

9,530

1,781

2,735

28,869

Inter-segment revenue

(858)

-

-

-

(858)

Total Revenue

13,965

9,530

1,781

2,735

28,011

Segment profit

706

1,638

166

(17)

2,493

Tax expense 

 

 

 

 

(269)

Profit for the period

 

 

 

 

2,224

Depreciation and amortisation

563

49

1

-

613

Total assets

12,916

7,704

310

-

20,930

Total assets include:

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in associates

1,741

-

-

-

1,741

Additions to non-current assets (other than financial instruments and deferred tax assets)

672

34

-

-

706

 

The South Korean Segment profit includes the Group's share of the profits from the Associate. Sales to Browntech Sales Co. Ltd (the Group's associate undertaking in South Korea) of £9.53m represent 34.0% of Group Revenue. There are no other concentrations of revenue above 10% during the year (see Note 7 - Related party transactions).

 

 

IFRS 8 requires entity-wide disclosures to be made about the regions in which it earns its revenues and holds its non-current assets which are shown below.

12 months ended

 30 September 2017

United Kingdom

Europe

North America

 

Asia

 

All other regions

Total

Revenues

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

by entities' country of domicile

16,700

-

1,781

9,530

-

28,011

by country from which derived

13,965

2,565

1,781

9,684

16

28,011

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

By entities' country of domicile

4,295

-

1

1,972

-

6,268

 

 

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements

at 31 March 2018

 

3   Tax

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

to 31.3.18

to 31.3.17

30.9.17

Current income tax:

£'000

£'000

£'000

Corporation tax expense

(127)

(219)

(249)

Adjustment in respect of prior years

-

(43)

(43)

 

(127)

(262)

(292)

Deferred tax:

 

 

 

Origination and reversal of temporary differences

(5)

(19)

23

Income tax expense

(132)

(281)

(269)

Tax for the interim period is charged at 13.8% (six months to 31 March 2017: 32.6%) representing the best estimate of the average annual income tax rate for the full financial year.

 

 

4   Dividends

An interim dividend in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2018 of 1.75p per share, amounting to a total dividend of £192,000 was approved by the Directors of Titon Holdings Plc on 9 May 2018. These consolidated interim statements do not reflect the dividend payable.

 

The interim dividend will be payable on 21 June 2018 to the shareholders on the register on 18 May 2018. The ex-dividend date is 17 May 2018.

 

The following dividends have been recognised and paid by the Company:

 

 

 

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

 

 

to 31.3.18

to 31.3.17

30.9.17

 

Date

Paid

Pence

per share

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Final in respect of the year end 30.09.16

21.02.17

2.25

-

245

245

Interim in respect of the year end 30.09.17

22.06.17

1.50

-

-

165

Final in respect of the year end 30.09.17

27.02.18

2.70

295

-

-

 

 

 

295

245

410

 

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements

at 31 March 2018

 

5   Earnings per ordinary share

Basic earnings per share has been calculated by dividing the profits attributable to shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period, being 10,964,409 (six months ended 31 March 2017: 10,878,695; year ended 30 September 2017: 10,903,394).

 

Diluted earnings per share has been calculated by dividing the profits attributable to shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares and potential dilutive ordinary shares during the period, being 11,101,308 (six months ended 31 March 2017: 11,077,090; year ended 30 September 2017: 11,111,249).

 

6   Property, plant and equipment

Additions and disposals

During the six months ended 31 March 2018, the Group acquired assets with a cost of £129,000 (six months to 31 March 2017: £279,000; year ended 30 September 2017: £706,000).

 

7   Related party transactions

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

Transactions between subsidiary companies and the associate company, which is a related party, were as follows:

 

 

 

Sale of goods

 

Amount owed by related party

 

6 months

to 31.3.18

6 months

to 31.3.17

Year to

to 30.9.17

6 months

to 31.3.18

6 months

to 31.3.17

Year to

to 30.9.17

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Browntech Sales Co. Ltd

5,665

4,520

9,530

3,413

2,879

2,798

 

 

There have been no additional significant or unusual related party transactions to those disclosed in the Group's Annual Report for 30 September 2017.

 

 

8   Liability statement

Neither the Group nor the Directors accept any liability to any person in relation to the Interim Statement except to the extent that such liability could arise under English Law. Accordingly, any liability to a person who has demonstrated reliance on any untrue or misleading statement or omission shall be determined in accordance with section 90A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

 

 

 

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Directors and Advisors

 

Directors

 

Executive

KA Ritchie (Chairman)

D A Ruffell (Chief Executive)

T N Anderson

T D Gearey

Non-executive

J N Anderson (Deputy Chairman)

K Sargeant

N C Howlett

 

 

Secretary and registered office

D A Ruffell

894 The Crescent

Colchester Business Park

Colchester

Essex CO4 9YQ

 

COMPANY REGISTRATION NUMBER

1604952 (Registered in England & Wales)

 

WEBSITE

www.titonholdings.com

 

auditors

BDO LLP

55 Baker Street

London

W1U 7EU

 

REGISTRARS AND TRANSFER OFFICE

Link Market Services Ltd

Northern House

Woodsome Park

Fenay Bridge

Huddersfield

HD8 0LA

 

 

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