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Travis Perkins PLC : Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017

Released 07:00 02-Aug-2017

Travis Perkins PLC : Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017

Travis Perkins plc

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017

Executed well against a challenging market backdrop

£m Note H1 2017 H1 2016 Change
Revenue   3,221 3,113 3.5%
Like-for-like revenue growth(1) 14h 2.7% 3.1%  
Adjusted operating profit(1) 14a 190 194 (2.1)%
Adjusted profit before taxation(1) 14b 175 184 (4.9)%
Adjusted earnings per share(1) 7b 55.8p 58.4p (4.5)%
Net debt(1) 11 377 510  
Dividend per share (pence) 8 15.5p 15.25p 1.6%
Lease adjusted ROCE(1)(2) 14f 10.6% 10.9% (0.3)ppt
       
Operating profit   183 186 (1.6)%
Profit before taxation   168 176 (4.5)%
Basic earnings per share (pence) 7a 53.6p 55.7p (3.8)%

(1) Alternative performance measures are used to provide a guide to underlying performance and details of the calculations can be found in the notes listed

(2)LAROCE comparator from 2016 is for the 12 month period ending 31 December 2016 which has been adjusted to exclude from opening capital employed the impairment to goodwill and other intangible assets written off at 31 December 2016 and already deducted from Capital Employed at that date

Highlights

John Carter - Chief Executive Officer said:

"We executed our plan well and delivered a solid overall performance in the first half of 2017 against a challenging market backdrop of pronounced input cost inflation and market volatility. The robust growth and outperformance in our Contracts and Consumer divisions build on strong customer propositions and successful investments in those businesses.

In the first half of the year, the Group made a conscious decision to recover input cost inflation selectively through disciplined pricing activity. Whilst this had some impact on trading volume, it enabled us to maintain Group gross margins and positions the business well for the future.

Today we have announced a comprehensive transformation plan in our Plumbing & Heating division which is designed to stabilise performance and to create more options to maximise shareholder value. Whilst we remain cautious on the macro-economic outlook for the second half, the Group remains focused on executing the clear plans it has in place which will deliver strong cash generation and maximise returns."

Enquiries:

Travis Perkins   Tulchan Communications
Graeme Barnes   David Allchurch
+44 (0) 7469 401819   +44 (0) 207 353 4200
graeme.barnes@travisperkins.co.uk   

Cautionary Statement:

This announcement contains "forward-looking statements" with respect to Travis Perkins' financial condition, results of operations and business and details of plans and objectives in respect to these items. Forward-looking statements are sometimes, but not always, identified by their use of a date in the future or such words as "anticipates", "aims", "due", "could", "may", "will", "should", "expects", "believes", "seeks", "intends", "plans", "potential", "reasonably possible", "targets", "goal" or "estimates", and words of similar meaning. By their very nature forward-looking statements are inherently unpredictable, speculative and involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the Principal Risks and Uncertainties disclosed in the Group's Annual Report, changes in the economies and markets in which the Group operates; changes in the legislative, regulatory and competition frameworks in which the Group operates; changes in the capital markets from which the Group raises finance; the impact of legal or other proceedings against or which affect the Group; and changes in interest and exchange rates. All forward-looking statements, made in this announcement or made subsequently, which are attributable to Travis Perkins or any other member of the Group or persons acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the factors referred to above. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements in this document will be realised. Subject to compliance with applicable law and regulations, Travis Perkins does not intend to update these forward-looking statements and does not undertake any obligation to do so. Nothing in this document should be regarded as a profits forecast.

Without prejudice to the above:

(a) neither Travis Perkins plc nor any other member of the Group, nor persons acting on their behalf shall otherwise have any liability whatsoever for loss howsoever arising, directly or indirectly, from use of the information contained within this announcement; and

(b) neither Travis Perkins plc nor any other member of the Group, nor persons acting on their behalf makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained within this announcement.

This announcement is current as of 2 August 2017, the date on which it is given. This announcement has not been and will not be updated to reflect any changes since that date.

Past performance of the shares of Travis Perkins plc cannot be relied upon as a guide to the future performance of the shares of Travis Perkins plc.


Summary

The first half of 2017 has seen a number of macroeconomic headwinds affect our business, including weakening housing transactions and consumer confidence, as well as industry input cost inflation.

Despite the difficult market background, the Group has again demonstrated its ability to grow, both in absolute and like-for-like terms. The Consumer and Contracts divisions have continued to demonstrate above market revenue growth, driven by strong customer propositions and the benefits of recent investments in the businesses. Both divisions grew sales volumes driving growth in operating profit.

In the General Merchanting division, a deliberate trading stance was taken early in the year to recover cost price inflation, caused by both currency exchange rate volatility and commodity price pressure. At the same time, a new pricing tool was rolled out across the division. This provides better guidance to branch colleagues and results in more consistent pricing to customers whilst enabling the business to maintain gross margins.

The markets served by the Plumbing & Heating division continued to be particularly challenging. In the contract channel, growth with house builders was not sufficient to offset the reduction in volumes in social housing and reduced trade with one of our largest customers. The remaining Plumbing & Heating businesses, encompassing our local installer, online businesses and wholesaling operations, delivered growth in revenues following recent actions to improve the customer propositions. Following the strategic review of the Plumbing & Heating division, a comprehensive plan has been put in place to stabilise the business and provide the Group with more options to enhance shareholder value in the future.

The Group remains focused on disciplined capital management. Net debt remained in line with the prior year end, and was £133m lower than 30 June 2016. Whilst there was an expected, seasonal working capital outflow in the first half, underlying working capital management was encouraging. As planned, given the uncertain outlook for the Group's end markets, capital expenditure was lower year-on-year, and the programme to recycle capital invested in property continued with a sale and leaseback transaction completed in the first half of the year.

The Group has continued to make focused investments that will drive improving returns. The expansion of the Toolstation and Benchmarx networks has continued at pace, and the Wickes store refit programme is generating higher sales and corresponding returns.

Investment in the Group's merchant systems continued, with construction of the new system now well underway. The new system will make it easier for customers to transact with the Group, at the same time making it easier for colleagues to service customers. It will also provide significantly more data with greater accuracy, which will enable better decision making.

Plumbing & Heating transformation plan

The Plumbing & Heating division has under-performed in recent years, with weakening sales and reducing profitability. Both the contract and local installer markets have been increasingly competitive, with the traditional national plumbing merchants under pressure from the significant expansion of online and fixed price multichannel operators and strong local and regional independents.

In the first half of 2017 the new leadership team has undertaken a comprehensive strategic review of the business. The resulting plan builds on the foundations put in place by the 2014 restructuring programme. The near-term focus is on arresting the decline in profits with actions being taken to address the issues faced, including a reduction in capacity at all points in the supply chain. The plan seeks to improve all aspects of the business and create more options to maximise shareholder value in the future.

By reducing capital employed in the business, the plan is expected to be broadly cash neutral, whilst the likely income statement charge for the restructuring will be approximately £30m-40m over the next 12 months.

The key elements of the transformation plan build on some of the successful work previously undertaken to reduce capacity, acquire a number of digital businesses and invest in the bathrooms, renewables and spares categories. The comprehensive and wide-ranging improvement plan covers all of the Plumbing & Heating businesses and is designed to bring a more customer focused approach to developing the propositions, as well as driving greater efficiency to underpin profitability. The main pillars of the plan are:

  1. An integrated City Plumbing and PTS branch network: to be run under a single management team providing customers with more convenience and improved service. Online brands, where they are valued by customers, will form an important range extension solution for customers supported by the branch network. 
     
  2. A simplification of the business operating model: the integrated branch network and online channels will form the core of the business with a number of the smaller businesses integrated. The wholesale business will increasingly operate on a standalone basis.  These changes will reduce operating costs as well as provide a more coherent customer proposition. 
     
  3. An overhaul of the customer proposition with broader ranges, better availability, more consistent pricing and online development, alongside improvements to specialist categories and selective category extension.
     
  4. A dedicated supply chain will be formed to support the P&H business, decoupled from the group infrastructure, and making better use of the primary distribution centre in Warrington.

Whilst the trading performance in Plumbing & Heating is expected to continue to soften in the second half of the year, profitability is expected to stabilise in 2018.

Outlook

The long term drivers of market growth remain strong, centred on the UK's requirement for more homes and the structural underinvestment in the repair, maintenance and improvement of existing dwellings and infrastructure. Macro-economic data has been weaker in the first half of 2017, and recent lead indicators, including consumer confidence and housing transactions, have painted a mixed picture for the near-term performance of the Group's end markets and this is expected to continue in the second half of 2017.

The Group will continue to focus on executing the clear plans it has in place whilst ensuring that it responds quickly to any changes in market conditions. The investments made in recent years leave the Group well positioned for the future.

Technical guidance

The Group is maintaining the technical guidance for 2017 as issued in March 2017:

Divisional performance

The divisional profit performance in the following section excludes all property profits which are now shown separately as a Group related activity.

General Merchanting

  H1 2017 H1 2016 Change
Total revenue £1,055m £1,045m 1.0%
Like-for-like growth     (0.1)%
Adjusted operating profit £97m £100m (3.0)%
Adjusted operating margin 9.2% 9.6% (40)bps
LAROCE* 15% 15% -
Branch network* 851 833 18

*Comparison data from 31 December 2016

Financial performance

Revenue performance in the first half of the year was in line with expectations, against strong comparators from 2016. The division experienced significant cost price inflation and executed a disciplined pricing strategy to recover the impact. This put pressure on trading volumes in the short term, but has achieved the aim of protecting gross margins.

Adjusted operating profit declined by 3% in the half as operating costs rose following investment in IT capabilities, extension of the reach of the heavyside range centre network and the opening of new branches.

Operational highlights

             

Plumbing & Heating

  H1 2017 H1 2016 Change
Total revenue £669m £679m (1.5)%
Like-for-like growth     (1.2)%
Adjusted operating profit £13m £19m (31.6)%
Adjusted operating margin 1.9% 2.8% (90)bps
LAROCE* 9% 10% (1)ppt
Branch network* 428 439 (11)

*Comparison data from 31 December 2016

Financial performance

Plumbing & Heating revenue reduced by 1.5% in the half and by 1.2% on a like-for-like basis. Growth in the first quarter was stronger than the second quarter, as expected, owing to trade customers buying in advance of manufacturer led cost price increases. Performance reflected the continued difficult market conditions in the large contract installer market, impacting PTS, where growth in the new build market was not enough to offset continued declines in social housing and reduced trade with one of our largest customers.

City Plumbing showed solid growth in the half, with improving like-for-like sales. The wholesale business also delivered positive sales growth with an improving trend through the second quarter.

Operating profit declined in the first half as a result of lower operating leverage resulting from the decrease in volume in addition to the very competitive market.

Operational highlights

The focus in the first half of the year has been the establishment of a new management team under the Group COO and a comprehensive strategic review. Actions have been taken to stabilise performance and improve the focus on customers with encouraging early signs. These include:

Contracts

  H1 2017 H1 2016 Change
Total revenue £675m £623m 8.3%
Like-for-like growth     9.1%
Adjusted operating profit £41m £37m 10.8%
Adjusted operating margin 6.1% 5.9% 20bps
LAROCE* 13% 12% 1ppt
Branch network* 168 167 1

*Comparison data from 31 December 2016

Financial performance

The division delivered strong sales growth at 8.3% and 9.1% on a like-for-like basis. All businesses demonstrated excellent growth, with CCF the stand out performer.

The division experienced significant input cost inflation in the half. Gross margin performance in the division was good as all three businesses focused on pricing activity to recover the input cost inflation. Adjusted operating margin expanded by 20bps with improvements from operating leverage partially offset by the shift in sales mix towards CCF and Keyline.

Divisional LAROCE improved from 12% to 13% driven by the maturing of new branches.

Operational highlights

Consumer

  H1 2017 H1 2016 Change
Total revenue £822m £766m 7.3%
Like-for-like growth     4.7%
Adjusted operating profit £45m £44m 2.3%
Adjusted operating margin 5.5% 5.7% (20)bps
LAROCE* 8% 8% -
Branch network* 642 617 25

*Comparison data from 31 December 2016

Financial performance

The division delivered a strong revenue performance with Wickes outperforming a tough DIY market, and continued strong growth in Toolstation through network expansion and accelerating like-for-like growth in existing stores.

Despite continuing to invest in value to maintain price leadership in both Wickes and Toolstation, gross margin was unchanged in the period. Adjusted operating margins fell by 20bps primarily due to the on-going investments in store refits and new store openings, together with the Group's increasing investment to expand Toolstation in Europe.

Operational highlights

Wickes

Toolstation

Property

The Group continued to leverage its property portfolio with selected investment in freeholds combined with a disciplined disposal programme to realise embedded value in fully developed properties.

The Group invested £23m in new freehold properties and construction in the half and completed a sale and lease back transaction on a portfolio of eight properties which realised £38m of cash, and £1m of property profits.

Overall the Group recognised profits on the disposal of properties of £7m (H1 2016: £3m), with a net release of cash after new freehold acquisitions of £27m.

Financial Performance

Revenue

Group revenue growth was solid in the first half of 2017, with absolute growth of 3.5%, and 2.7% on a like-for-like basis.

Volume, price and mix analysis

Total revenue General Merchanting Plumbing & Heating Contracts Consumer Group
Volume (2.5)% (4.4)% 4.2% 3.0% (0.2)%
Price and mix 2.4% 3.2% 4.9% 1.7% 2.9%
Like-for-like revenue growth (0.1)% (1.2)% 9.1% 4.7% 2.7%
Network changes 1.1% (0.3)% (1.2)% 2.6% 0.7%
Acquisitions - - 0.4% - 0.1%
Total revenue growth 1.0% (1.5)% 8.3% 7.3% 3.5%

Quarterly like-for-like revenue analysis

Like-for-like  revenue growth General Merchanting Plumbing & Heating Contracts Consumer Group
Q1 2017 (0.3)% (1.1)% 12.1% 2.9% 2.7%
Q2 2017 0.3% (1.9)% 6.4% 6.5% 2.7%
Half year 2017 (0.1)% (1.2)% 9.1% 4.7% 2.7%

New branch and net store openings contributed 0.8% to revenue growth. There were no trading day differences in the first half of 2017 compared to 2016. Across the Group volumes were broadly flat, with all of the 2.7% like-for-like growth coming from price increases and mix changes. This was in line with expectations as the Group's businesses focused on mitigating the impact of cost price inflation.

Operating profit and margin

£m H1 2017 H1 2016  
General Merchanting 97 100 (3.0)%
Plumbing & Heating 13 19 (31.6)%
Contracts 41 37 10.8%
Consumer 45 44 2.3%
    
Property 7 3 133.3%
Unallocated central costs (13) (9) 44.4%
Adjusted operating profit 190 194 (2.1)%
Amortisation of acquired intangibles (7) (8)  
Operating profit 183 186 (1.6)%

Operating profit reduced slightly by 1.6% to £183m (H1 2016: £186m), with profit before tax declining by 4.5% to £168m due to higher finance charges.

Adjusted operating profit reduced by 2.1% to £190m (H1 2016: £194m). Profit growth in Contracts, Consumer and through property transactions was offset by a decline in profits in General Merchanting, the expected decline in Plumbing & Heating and an increase in unallocated costs as the Group invests in its IT capabilities.

Adjusted operating margin

  General Merchanting Plumbing & Heating Contracts Consumer Group
H1 2016 adjusted operating margin (excluding property profits) 9.6% 2.8% 5.9% 5.7% 6.1%
Change in gross margin 0.0% (1.0)% 0.3% 0.0% 0.1%
Margin impact of change in operating costs (0.4)% 0.1% (0.1)% (0.2)% (0.5)%
H1 2017 adjusted operating margin (excluding property profits) 9.2% 1.9% 6.1% 5.5% 5.7%

The Group's gross margin was maintained in the half through pricing activity to recover input cost inflation. In Plumbing & Heating, the intense competitive pricing environment led to a decline in gross margin which was fully offset, primarily by the Contracts division.

Across the Group operating costs increased in the half, primarily due to the opening of new branches together with store refits, and investments made in IT systems.

Finance charge

Net finance charges increased to £16m (2016: £11m). The increase in finance charges reflects a full half year of interest on the £300m public bond issued in May 2016, partially offset by lower borrowings on the revolving credit facility.

Pensions

The Group made £10m (H1 2016: £11m) of cash contributions to its defined benefit schemes in the first half of the year.

At 30 June 2017, the combined gross accounting deficit for the Group's final salary pension schemes was £47m (31 December 2016: £127m), which equated to a net deficit after tax of £38m (31 December 2016: £103m). The reduction in the deficit was primarily due to strong returns on plan assets, and favourable changes in demographic assumptions together with a change in gilt yields which reduced scheme liabilities.

Taxation

The tax charge for the first half of the year was £32.2m (2016: £36.4m), an effective tax rate of 19.2% (2016: 20.7%). The difference in effective rate between 2017 and 2016 was due to a lower statutory tax rate and a higher deferred tax charge on share based payments in 2017.

Earnings per share

Profit after taxation decreased by 2.9% to £135m (H1 2016: £139m) resulting in basic earnings per share decreasing by 3.8% to 53.6 pence (H1 2016: 55.7 pence). There is no significant difference between basic and diluted basic earnings per share.  

Adjusted profit after tax reduced by 3.3% to £141m (H1 2016: £145m) resulting in adjusted earnings per share (note 11) decreasing by 4.5% to 55.8 pence (H1 2016: 58.4 pence). There is no significant difference between adjusted basic and adjusted diluted earnings per share.

Reconciliation of reported to adjusted earnings

  H1 2017 H1 2016
  Earnings EPS Earnings EPS
Basic earnings and EPS attributable to shareholders £135m 53.6p £139m 55.7p
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets £7m 2.7p £8m 3.3p
Tax on amortisation of acquired intangible assets £(1)m (0.5p) £(2)m (0.6p)
Adjusted earnings and EPS attributable to shareholders £141m 55.8p £145m 58.4p

Dividend

The Group has a progressive dividend policy reflecting the on-going strength of cash generation by the Group and the continued confidence in the Group's outlook over the medium term.

The dividend for the half year 2017 of 15.5 pence (H1 2016: 15.25 pence) results in a 1.6% increase. The interim dividend will be paid on 07 November 2017, at a cash cost of approximately £39m. 

Cash flow and balance sheet

Free cash flow

The Group generated strong free cash flow of £188m, at a conversion rate of 99%.

(£m) H1 2017 H1 2016
EBITA 190 194
Depreciation of PPE and other non-cash movements 65 57
Disposal proceeds in excess of property profits 41 2
Change in working capital* (54) (29)
Maintenance capital expenditure (25) (20)
Net interest (2) (12)
Tax paid (27) (27)
Adjusted free cash flow 188 165
One-off tax payment - (42)
Free cash flow 188 123
Underlying cash conversion rate 99% 85%

*2017 Change in net working capital figure excludes £5m in relation to the development of cloud-based software

On a broadly similar earnings figure, the stronger cash generation was driven by the sale and lease back transaction, and a shift in the timing of interest payments on the Group's borrowings to the second half.

Inventories were held broadly flat in the half, improving stock turnover against higher sales. An increase in trade receivables was partially offset by growth in trade payables, with both representing the seasonal nature of the business, and the typically higher working capital requirements in the first half of the year.

Investment in maintenance capex was £25m, slightly higher than in 2016, and on track to meet expectations for the full year.

Additional cash payments to the defined benefit pension schemes, above the P&L charge, were £5m (2016: £7m). The cash cost in the half of utilisation of exceptional provisions incurred in prior years was £6m.

Capital Investments

In April 2017 the Group acquired TF solutions, a ventilation and air conditioning distributor that adds adjacent product categories to the BSS business in the Contracts division. Net cash invested in acquisitions in the first half of the year was £7m (2016: £4m).

Investments to extend branch networks and further improve propositions in advantaged businesses continued in the first half of 2017, with £81m invested in capex, in addition to £23m spent on purchasing and developing freehold sites to sustain the future pipeline of network expansion.

The network expansion programmes continued in Toolstation and Benchmarx, in addition to new branches opened in Wickes and Travis Perkins. Three new trade parks were opened in the period, in Welwyn Garden City, Leicester and South Shields, with multiple trading fascias sharing a single site, improving sales density and creating a trade destination.

  (£m) H1 2017 H1 2016
Extending leadership New TP / Wickes / Toolstation / CCF / Benchmarx branches 15 13
Benchmarx implants / showrooms / tool hire implants
Investing to grow New Wickes / TP formats 17 20
Distribution centres
Re-engineering and infrastructure build Multi-channel development 24 18
IT infrastructure upgrades
Growth capex   56 51
  Freehold property 23 49
  Maintenance 25 20
Total capex   104 120

The programme to deliver new systems to support the merchanting businesses has entered the construction phase. The modernised system will enable branch staff to provide a better and more efficient service to customers, as well as providing considerably better data and information to the business. The programme is on plan, and is due to be piloted in one of the Group's businesses in H2 2018.

Net debt and funding

Net debt of £377m was in line with 31 December 2016, which is a reduction of £133m since 30 June 2016.

Lease debt also remained largely unchanged from the end of 2016. Lease adjusted net debt was therefore also largely unchanged compared with 31 December 2016.

At 30 June 2017, the Group had funding of £1.1bn committed until at least December 2020.

The Group's credit rating, issued by Standard and Poors, was maintained at BB+ stable following its review in April 2017. 

Details of non-statutory disclosures are shown in note 14.

  Medium Term Guidance H1 2017 FY 2016 H1 2016
Net debt   £377m £378m £510m
Lease debt   £1,502m £1,506m £1,484m
Lease adjusted net debt   £1,879m £1,884m £1,994m
Lease adjusted gearing   43.4% 45.3% 45.8%
Fixed charge cover 3.5x 3.3x 3.3x 3.3x
LA net debt : EBITDAR 2.5x 2.6x 2.7x 2.9x

The Group has maintained the fixed charge cover ratio of 3.3x. The LA net debt/EBITDAR ratio reduced further, to 2.6x, very close to the Group's medium term target.

Return on capital measures

The Group's lease adjusted return on capital employed fell to 10.6% from 10.9% in December 2016. The fall was primarily due to the lower profits generated and the additional capital invested in the business over the last 12 months. 

Principal Risks and Uncertainties

The principal risks and uncertainties faced by the Group have been, and are expected to remain consistent with those described on pages 37 to 43 of the 2016 Annual Report and Accounts. Details are provided for risks relating to market conditions, competitive pressures, information technology, colleague recruitment, retention and succession, supplier dependency and direct sourcing, defined benefit pension scheme funding, future expansion and funding liquidity, further business transformation, performance of the Plumbing and Heating division, Brexit, legislation and corporation tax.

Condensed consolidated income statement

  Six months ended
 30 Jun
2017
(Unaudited)
Six months ended
 30 Jun
2016
(Unaudited)
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
(Audited)
  £m £m £m
Revenue 3,220.8 3,113.3 6,217.2
Operating profit before amortisation and exceptional items 190.2 194.4 409.0
Impairment of assets and other exceptional items - - (292.0)
Amortisation of goodwill and acquired intangible assets (6.9) (8.3) (16.6)
Operating profit 183.3 186.1 100.4
Net finance costs (note 5) (15.7) (10.6) (27.7)
Profit before tax 167.6 175.5 72.7
Tax before exceptional items (32.2) (36.4) (77.1)
Tax on exceptional items - - 18.5
Tax (note 6) (32.2) (36.4) (58.6)
Profit for the period 135.4 139.1 14.1
Attributable to:      
Owners of the Company 134.9 138.5 12.7
Non-controlling interests 0.5 0.6 1.4
  135.4 139.1 14.1
Earnings per ordinary share (note 7)      
Basic 53.6p 55.7p 5.1p
Diluted 53.2p 54.7p 5.0p
Total dividend declared per share (note 8) 15.5p 15.25p 45.0p

All results relate to continuing operations.


Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

  Six months ended
30 Jun 2017
(Unaudited)
Six months
ended
30 Jun 2016
(Unaudited)
Year
ended
31 Dec 2016
(Audited)
  £m £m £m
Profit for the period 135.4 139.1 14.1
Items that will not be reclassified subsequently to profit and loss:      
Actuarial gains / (losses) on defined benefit pension schemes 76.8 (2.4) (86.9)
Income taxes relating to items not reclassified (14.5) 0.5 16.5
  62.3 (1.9) (70.4)
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit and loss:      
Cash flow hedges:      
Losses arising during the year - - 0.1
Reclassification adjustment for losses included in profit - 0.1 -
Other - 0.1 -
  - 0.2 0.1
Other comprehensive income / (loss) for the period 62.3 (1.7) (70.3)
Total comprehensive income / (loss) for the period 197.7 137.4 (56.2)

Attributable to:      
Owners of the Company  197.2  136.8 (57.6)
Non-controlling interests 0.5 0.6 1.4
  197.7 137.4 (56.2)

Condensed consolidated balance sheet

  As at
30 Jun
2017
(Unaudited)
As at
.  30 Jun
2016
(Unaudited)
As at
31 Dec
2016
(Audited)
  £m £m £m
ASSETS      
Non-current assets      
Goodwill 1,536.1 1,741.2 1,528.3
Other intangible assets 368.1 373.3 360.8
Property, plant and equipment 930.8 906.4 929.5
Derivative financial instruments - 19.4 -
Interest in associates 15.6 10.3 11.5
Investments 9.0 8.2 9.1
Other receivables 13.3 - 8.3
Total non-current assets 2,872.9 3,058.8 2,847.5
Current assets      
Inventories 767.1 740.1 768.0
Trade and other receivables 1,148.2 1,087.6 1,059.3
Derivative financial instruments 1.5 3.2 1.7
Cash and cash equivalents 245.3 134.1 250.5
Total current assets 2,162.1 1,965.0 2,079.5
Total assets 5,035.0 5,023.8 4,927.0

Condensed consolidated balance sheet (continued)

  As at
30 Jun
2017
(Unaudited)
£m
As at
.  30 Jun
2016
(Unaudited)
£m
As at
31 Dec
2016
(Audited)
£m
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES      
Capital and reserves      
Issued capital 25.1 25.0 25.1
Share premium account 531.6 520.6 528.5
Merger reserve 326.5 326.5 326.5
Revaluation reserve 16.8 18.4 16.8
Hedging reserve - - -
Own shares (9.0) (10.1) (8.7)
Other reserves (4.0) (1.3) -
Retained earnings 1,884.2 1,982.7 1,760.1
Equity attributable to owners of the Company 2,771.2 2,861.8 2.648.3
Non-controlling interests 10.2 6.5 7.3
Total equity 2,781.4 2,868.3 2,655.6
Non-current liabilities      
Interest bearing loans and borrowings 618.9 662.0 621.1
Derivative financial instrument 4.0 - -
Retirement benefit obligations (note 4) 46.9 49.1 127.3
Long-term provisions 21.2 7.3 21.2
Deferred tax liabilities 58.2 63.1 45.8
Total non-current liabilities 749.2 781.5 815.4
Current liabilities      
Interest bearing loans and borrowings 3.5 1.0 6.9
Trade and other payables 1,395.2 1,277.2 1,348.3
Tax liabilities 51.0 56.5 43.8
Short-term provisions 54.7 39.3 57.0
Total current liabilities 1,504.4 1,374.0 1,456.0
Total liabilities 2,253.6 2,155.5 2,271.4
Total equity and liabilities 5,035.0 5,023.8 4,927.0

The interim condensed financial statements of Travis Perkins plc, registered number 824821, were approved by the Board of Directors on 1 August 2017 and signed on its behalf by:

John Carter   Alan Williams
Chief Executive Officer   Chief Financial Officer

Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

    Issued share capital Share premium account Merger reserve

 
Revaluation reserve Own shares Other Retained earnings Total equity before non-controlling interest Non-controlling interest Total equity
    £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m
  At 1 January 2017 (Audited) 25.1 528.5 326.5 16.8 (8.7) - 1,760.1 2,648.3 7.3 2,655.6
  Profit for the period - - - - - - 134.9 134.9 0.5 135.4
  Other comprehensive income for the period net of tax - - - - - - 62.3 62.3 - 62.3
  Total comprehensive income for the period - - - - - - 197.2 197.2 0.5 197.7
  Dividends - - - - - - (74.6) (74.6) - (74.6)
  Issue of share capital - 3.1 - - (8.9) - - (5.8) - (5.8)
  Tax on share based payments - - - - - - (0.3) (0.3) - (0.3)
  Options on non-controlling interest - - - - - (4.0) - (4.0) - (4.0)
  Own shares movement - - - - 8.6 - (8.6) - - -
  Arising on acquisition - - - - - - - - 2.4 2.4
  Foreign exchange - - - - - - 0.5 0.5 - 0.5
  Credit to equity for equity-settled share based payments - - - - - - 9.9 9.9 - 9.9
  At 30 June 2017 (Unaudited) 25.1 531.6 326.5 16.8 (9.0) (4.0) 1,884.2 2,771.2 10.2 2,781.4
             


Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity (continued)

  Issued share capital Share premium account Merger reserve Revaluation reserve Own shares Other Retained earnings Total equity before non-controlling interest Non-controlling interest Total equity
  £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m
At 1 January 2016 (Audited) 25.0 518.9 326.5 18.4 (15.5) (1.5) 1,918.1 2,789.9 5.9 2,795.8
Profit for the period - - - - - - 138.5 138.5 0.6 139.1
Other comprehensive income/(expense) for the period net of tax - - - - - 0.2 (1.9) (1.7) - (1.7)
Total comprehensive income for the period - - - - - 0.2 136.6 136.8 0.6 137.4
Dividends - - - - - - (72.8) (72.8) - (72.8)
Issue of share capital - 1.7 - - 5.4 - (5.2) 1.9 - 1.9
Tax on share based payments - - - - - - (1.4) (1.4) - (1.4)
Foreign exchange - - - - - - (0.4) (0.4) - (0.4)
Credit to equity for equity-settled share based payments - - - - - - 7.8 7.8 - 7.8
At 30 June 2016 (Unaudited) 25.0 520.6 326.5 18.4 (10.1) (1.3) 1,982.7 2,861.8 6.5 2,868.3

Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity (continued)

       
    Issued share capital Share premium account Merger reserve Revaluation reserve Own shares Other Retained earnings Total Equity before non-controlling interest Non-controlling interest Total equity
    £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m
  At 1 January 2016 (Audited) 25.0 518.9 326.5 18.4 (15.5) (1.5) 1,918.1 2,789.9 5.9 2,795.8
  Profit for the year - - - - - - 12.7 12.7 1.4 14.1
  Other comprehensive income/(expense) for the year net of tax - - - - - 0.1 (70.4) (70.3) - (70.3)
  Total comprehensive income for the year - - - - - 0.1 (57.7) (57.6) 1.4 (56.2)
  Dividends - - - - - - (110.5) (110.5) - (110.5)
  Issue of share capital 0.1 9.6 - - - - - 9.7 - 9.7
  Realisation of revaluation reserve in respect of property disposals - - - (1.8) - - 1.8 - - -
  Difference between depreciation of assets on a historical basis and on a revaluation basis - - - (0.2) - - 0.2 - - -
  Deferred tax rate change - - - 0.4 - - - 0.4 - 0.4
  Tax on share based payments - - - - - - (1.1) (1.1) - (1.1)
  Reserves adjustment - - - - - 1.4 (1.4) - - -
  Own shares movement - - - - 6.8 - (6.8) - - -
  Credit to equity for equity-settled share based payments - - - - - - 17.5 17.5 - 17.5
  At 31 December 2016 (Audited) 25.1 528.5 326.5 16.8 (8.7) - 1,760.1 2,648.3 7.3 2,655.6

 Condensed consolidated cash flow statement

  Six months ended
30 Jun 2017
(Unaudited)
£m
Six months ended
 30 Jun 2016
(Unaudited)
£m
Year ended
 31 Dec 2016
(Audited)

 

£m
Operating profit before acquired intangible amortisation and exceptional items 190.2 194.4 409.0
Adjustments for:      
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment 49.0 41.5 97.6
Amortisation of internally generated intangibles 5.6 7.4 7.5
Other non-cash movements - share based payments 9.9 7.8 17.5
Other 0.3 (0.4) 0.2
Losses of associates 0.7 1.0 1.1
Gains on disposal of property, plant and equipment (8.9) (3.9) (18.0)
Operating cash flow 246.8 247.8 514.9
Decrease / (increase) in inventories 0.9 22.3 (5.7)
Increase in receivables (104.4) (122.4) (83.3)
Increase in payables 44.1 71.1 93.9
Payments on exceptional items (6.0) - (11.6)
Pension payments in excess of the charges to profits (5.2) (6.5) (13.5)
Cash generated from operations 176.2 212.3 494.7
Interest paid (2.6) (14.2) (22.6)
Current income taxes paid (27.4) (26.5) (62.2)
Exceptional income tax payments (note 6) - (42.5) (42.5)
Total income taxes paid (27.4) (69.0) (104.7)
Net cash from operating activities 146.2 129.1 367.4
Cash flows from investing activities      
Interest received 0.2 1.9 0.4
Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment 50.3 5.5 42.9
Development of software (19.8) (11.8) (30.8)
Purchases of property, plant and equipment (84.3) (107.8) (197.5)
Interests in associates (4.9) (3.4) (4.6)
Investments - - (1.1)
Acquisition of businesses net of cash acquired (6.6) (3.5) (3.2)
Net cash used in investing activities (65.1) (119.1) (193.9)
Financing activities      
Net proceeds from the issue of share capital 3.2 2.0 9.7
Movement in finance lease liabilities (2.6) 9.5 15.9
Debt arrangement fees - (2.5) (2.4)
Repayment of loans - - (123.1)
Shares purchased (8.9) - -
Decrease in loans, liabilities to pension scheme and loan notes (3.2) (195.9) (113.2)
Gain on settlement of swap contracts - - 16.8
Issue of in sterling bond - 300.0 300.0
Dividends paid (74.8) (72.8) (110.5)
Net cash (outflow) / inflow from financing activities (86.3) 40.3 (6.8)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents (5.2) 50.3 166.7
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 250.5 83.8 83.8
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 245.3 134.1 250.5

Notes to the interim financial statements

1.      General information and accounting policies

The interim financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis, except that derivative financial instruments are stated at their fair value. The condensed interim financial statements include the accounts of the Company and all its subsidiaries ("the Group").

Basis of preparation

The financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2017 and 30 June 2016 is unaudited. The June 2017 information has been reviewed by KPMG LLP, the Group's auditor, and a copy of their review report appears at the end of this interim report. The June 2016 information was also reviewed by KPMG LLP. The financial information for the year ended 31 December 2016 does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. A copy of the statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016 as prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU ("IFRS") has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those accounts was not qualified, did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying the report and did not contain statements under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The unaudited interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2017 have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" and have been prepared on the basis of IFRS.

The annual financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with IFRS. As required by the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, the condensed set of financial statements has been prepared applying the accounting policies and presentation that were applied in the preparation of the Company's published consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016.

The accounting policies adopted by Travis Perkins plc are set out in the 2016 full year financial statements, which are available on the Travis Perkins web site www.travisperkinsplc.co.uk.

The Directors are currently of the opinion that the Group's forecasts and projections show that the Group should be able to operate within its current facilities and comply with its banking covenants. The Group is however exposed to a number of significant risks and uncertainties, which could affect the Group's ability to meet management's projections.

The Directors believe that the Group has the flexibility to react to changing market conditions and is adequately placed to manage its business risks successfully. After making enquiries, the Directors have formed a judgement that there is a reasonable expectation that the Group has the resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. For this reason, interim financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis.

Impacts of standards and interpretations in issue but not yet effective

In January 2016 the IASB issued IFRS 16 "Leases", which is yet to be endorsed by the European Union. This Standard will have a material effect on the Group because the value of the operating leases it has entered into will be included in the balance sheet in future as lease liabilities and associated right-of-use assets. An associated finance charge and depreciation charge will replace the operating lease charge and as a result there is expected to be an impact on operating profit and on profit after tax in future periods. The Group is midway through a project to implement this new standard and will provide an update on the anticipated impact in its 2017 Annual Report.

IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers" supersedes IAS 18 "Revenue". The new standard provides a single model for revenue recognition based on when identified performance obligations are satisfied. The approach now focuses on the transfer of control rather than the transfer of risks and rewards. On initial assessment, management do not expect there to be a material effect on revenue recognition or measurement as revenue is recognised at the point of sale of a product for branch revenue, revenue from the installation of kitchens and bathrooms is recognised when the Group has fulfilled all its obligations under the installation contract and online revenue is recognised on either dispatch or delivery. This is currently consistent with the passing of control under IFRS 15.

Notes to the interim financial statements

1.      General information and accounting policies (continued)

IFRS 9 "Financial Instruments" supersedes IAS 39 "Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement". The new standard introduces a principles-based approach to the classification and measurement of financial instruments, a new impairment model to be applied and changes to hedge accounting. Upon initial assessment, management do not expect there to be a material effect on the financial statements

There are no other new standards, amendments to existing standards or interpretations that are not yet effective that would be expected to have a material impact on the Group.

2.      Business segments

As required by IFRS 8 the operating segments are identified on the basis of internal reports about components of the Group that are regularly reviewed by the Chief Operating Decision Maker ("CODM"), which is considered to be the Board of Directors, to assess their performance. All four divisions sell building materials to a wide range of customers, none of which are dominant, and operate almost exclusively in the United Kingdom. Segment profit represents the profit earned by each segment without allocation of certain central costs, finance income and costs and income tax expense. Unallocated segment assets and liabilities comprise financial instruments, current and deferred taxation, cash and borrowings and pension scheme assets and liabilities.

Six months ended 30 June 2017

    General
Merchanting
Plumbing
& Heating
Contracts Consumer Unallocated Consolidated
    £m £m £m £m £m £m
  Revenue 1,054.7 669.2 674.8 822.1 - 3,220.8
  Result            
  Segment result before amortisation and property profits 97.3 13.2 41.2 45.4 (13.9) 183.2
  Property profits 6.0 0.1 0.2 0.7 - 7.0
  Segment result before amortisation 103.3 13.3 41.4 46.1 (13.9) 190.2
  Amortisation of acquired intangible assets - (0.5) (4.0) (2.4) - (6.9)
  Segment result 103.3 12.8 37.4 43.7 (13.9) 183.3
  Finance income - - - - 0.4 0.4
  Finance costs - - - - (16.1) (16.1)
  Profit / (loss) before taxation 103.3 12.8 37.4 43.7 (29.6) 167.6
  Taxation - - - - (32.2) (32.2)
  Profit / (loss) for the period 103.3 12.8 37.4 43.7 (61.8) 135.4
               

Notes to the interim financial statements

2.      Business segments (continued)

Six months ended 30 June 2016

  General
Merchanting
Plumbing
& Heating
Contracts Consumer Unallocated Consolidated
  £m £m £m £m £m £m
Revenue 1,045.0 679.2 623.1 766.0 - 3,113.3
Result            
Segment result before amortisation and property profits 99.8 19.2 36.6 43.7 (7.5) 191.8
Property profits 3.8 (1.1) (0.1) - - 2.6
Segment result before amortisation 103.6 18.1 36.5 43.7 (7.5) 194.4
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets - (2.8) (3.0) (2.5) - (8.3)
Segment result 103.6 15.3 33.5 41.2 (7.5) 186.1
Finance income - - - - 1.9 1.9
Finance costs - - - - (12.5) (12.5)
Profit / (loss) before taxation 103.6 15.3 33.5 41.2 (18.1) 175.5
Taxation - - - - (36.4) (36.4)
Profit / (loss) for the period 103.6 15.3 33.5 41.2 (54.5) 139.1
             

Year ended 31 December 2016

  General
Merchanting
Plumbing
& Heating
Contracts Consumer Unallocated Consolidated
  £m £m £m £m £m £m
Revenue 2,073.4 1,358.9 1,266.7 1,518.2 - 6,217.2
Result            
Segment result before amortisation and property profits 193.9 36.0 76.3 101.0 (14.8) 392.4
Property profits 13.6 3.3 (0.3) - - 16.6
Segment result before exceptional items and amortisation 207.5 39.3 76.0 101.0 (14.8) 409.0
Exceptional items (11.3) (232.3) (9.7) (36.4) (2.3) (292.0)
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets - (5.3) (6.3) (5.0) - (16.6)
Segment result 196.2 (198.3) 60.0 59.6 (17.1) 100.4
Finance income - - - - 0.7 0.7
Finance costs - - - - (28.4) (28.4)
Profit / (loss) before taxation 196.2 (198.3) 60.0 59.6 (44.8) 72.7
Taxation - - - - (58.6) (58.6)
Profit / (loss) for the year 196.2 (198.3) 60.0 59.6 (103.4) 14.1

Notes to the interim financial statements

2.      Business segments (continued)

  30 Jun 2017

£m
30 Jun 2016

£m
31 Dec 2016

£m
Segment assets:      
General Merchanting 1,702.1 1,639.4 1,661.5
Plumbing & Heating 607.9 823.8 613.1
Contracts 877.3 860.6 831.4
Consumer 1,545.9 1,524.2 1,526.4
Unallocated 301.8 175.8 294.6
Total assets 5,035.0 5,023.8 4,927.0

  30 Jun 2017

£m
30 Jun 2016

£m
31 Dec 2016

£m
Segment liabilities:      
General Merchanting (415.3) (380.1) (388.5)
Plumbing & Heating (299.6) (286.6) (332.5)
Contracts (295.9) (267.4) (255.9)
Consumer (447.8) (395.3) (409.0)
Unallocated (795.0) (826.1) (885.5)
Total liabilities (2,253.6) (2,155.5) (2,271.4)

3.      Seasonality

The Group's trading operations when assessed on a half yearly basis are mainly unaffected by seasonal factors. In 2016 the period to 30 June accounted for 50.1% of the Group's annual revenue (2015: 49.5%).

Notes to the interim financial statements

4.      Retirement benefit obligations

(a) Pension scheme deficit movement

  Six months ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Actuarial deficit at 1 July / 1 January (127.3) (1.1) (1.1)
Restriction of asset recognised - (34.4) (34.4)
Additional liability recognised for minimum funding requirements - (16.7) (16.7)
Gross deficit at 1 July / 1 January (127.3) (52.2) (52.2)
Service costs charged to the income statement (4.7) (4.3) (8.7)
Net interest expense (1.6) (0.9) (1.7)
Contributions from sponsoring companies 9.9 10.7 22.2
Return on plan assets (excluding amounts included in net interest) 44.0 72.7 184.3
Actuarial gains arising from changes in demographic assumptions 26.0 - 4.8
Actuarial gains / (losses) arising from changes in financial assumptions 13.5 (124.5) (335.6)
Actuarial (losses) / gains arising from experience adjustments - (0.6) 6.4
(Increase) / decrease arising from IFRIC 14 restriction (6.7) 50.0 53.2
Gross deficit at 30 June / 31 December (46.9) (49.1) (127.3)
       
Actuarial deficit (40.2) (46.9) (127.3)
Additional liability recognised for minimum funding requirements (6.7) (2.2) -
Gross deficit at 30 June / 31 December (46.9) (49.1) (127.3)

(b) Net pension scheme deficit

  30 Jun
2017
£m
30 Jun
2016
£m
31 Dec
2016
£m
Gross deficit at 30 June / 31 December (46.9) (49.1) (127.3)
Deferred tax 9.0 9.3 24.1
Net deficit at 30 June / 31 December (37.9) (39.8) (103.2)

Notes to the interim financial statements

4.      Retirement benefit obligations (continued)

(c) Amounts recognised in the statement of comprehensive income

  Six months ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Return on plan assets (excluding amounts included in net interest) 44.0 72.7 184.3
Actuarial gains arising from changes in demographic assumptions 26.0 - 4.8
Actuarial gains / (losses) arising from changes in financial assumptions 13.5 (124.5) (335.6)
Actuarial (losses) / gains arising from experience adjustments - (0.6) 6.4
(Increase) / decrease arising from IFRIC 14 restriction (6.7) 50.0 53.2
Actuarial gains / (losses) on defined benefit pension schemes 76.8 (2.4) (86.9)

Notes to the interim financial statements

5.      Finance costs

a) Net finance costs

 

 

 
Six months ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Interest receivable 0.4 0.1 0.4
Net gain on re-measurement or settlement of derivatives at fair value - 1.8 0.3
Finance income 0.4 1.9 0.7
       
Interest on bank loans and overdrafts (1.0) (2.8) (4.2)
Interest on sterling bonds (10.4) (5.5) (16.1)
Amortisation of issue costs of bank loans (0.7) (0.6) (1.9)
Other interest (0.3) (1.0) (1.2)
Interest on obligations under finance leases (0.3) (0.4) (0.6)
Unwinding of discounts - liability to pension scheme (1.2) (1.2) (2.4)
Unwinding of discounts - property provisions (0.4) (0.1) (0.3)
Other finance costs - pension scheme (1.6) (0.9) (1.7)
Net loss on re-measurement or settlement of derivatives at fair value (0.2) - -
Finance costs (16.1) (12.5) (28.4)
Net finance costs (15.7) (10.6) (27.7)

b) Interest for non-statutory measures

 

 

 
Year
ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Year
ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Interest on bank loans and overdrafts (2.4) (8.0) (4.2)
Interest on sterling bonds (21.0) (9.3) (16.1)
Amortisation of issue costs of bank loans (1.5) (3.9) (1.9)
Interest on obligations under finance leases (0.5) (0.6) (0.6)
Unwinding of discounts - liability to pension scheme (2.4) (2.5) (2.4)
Interest for fixed charge ratio purposes (27.8) (24.3) (25.2)

Notes to the interim financial statements

6.      Tax

 

 
Six months
ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Current tax      
UK corporation tax      
  - current year (34.7) (36.2) (63.1)
  - prior year - - 3.7
Total current tax (34.7) (36.2) (59.4)
Deferred tax      
  - current year 2.5 (0.2) 4.6
  - prior year - - (3.8)
Total deferred tax 2.5 (0.2) 0.8
Total tax charge (32.2) (36.4) (58.6)

Tax for the interim period is charged on profit before tax, based on the best estimate of the corporate tax rate for the full financial year.

7.      Earnings per share

a) Basic and diluted earnings per share      
  Six months ended
30 Jun
2017
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
  £m £m £m
Earnings      
Earnings for the purposes of basic and diluted earnings per share being net profit attributable to equity share holders of the Parent Company 134.9 138.5 12.7
  No. No. No.
Number of shares      
Weighted average number of shares for the purposes of basic earnings per share 251,798,828 248,833,390 249,073,416
Dilutive effect of share options on potential ordinary shares 1,825,582 4,471,772 4,029,146
Weighted average number of shares for the purposes of diluted earnings per share 253,624,410 253,305,162 253,102,562

Notes to the interim financial statements

7.      Earnings per share

b) Adjusted earnings per share

Adjusted earnings per share are calculated by excluding the effects of amortisation of intangible assets and exceptional items in 2017 and 2016 from earnings.

  Six months ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Earnings for the purposes of basic and diluted earnings per share being net profit attributable to equity share holders of the Parent Company 134.9 138.5 12.7
Exceptional items - - 292.0
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets 6.9 8.3 16.6
Tax on amortisation of acquired intangible assets (1.3) (1.5) (2.9)
Tax on exceptional items - - (15.1)
Effect of reduction in corporation tax rate on deferred tax - - (3.4)
Earnings for adjusted earnings per share 140.5 145.3 299.9
Adjusted earnings per share 55.8p 58.4p 120.4p
Adjusted diluted earnings per share 55.4p 57.4p 118.5p

8.      Dividends

Amounts were recognised in the financial statements as distributions to equity shareholders in the following periods:

  Six months ended
30 June
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2016 of 29.25 pence (2015: 29.25 pence) per share 74.8 72.5 72.5
Interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2016 of 15.25 pence per share - - 38.0

The proposed interim dividend of 15.5p per share in respect of the year ending 31 December 2017 was approved by the Board on 1 August 2017 and has not been included as a liability as at 30 June 2017. It will be paid on 10 November 2017 to shareholders on the register at close of business on 29 September 2017.  The shares will be quoted ex-dividend on 28 September 2017.


Notes to the interim financial statements

9.      Borrowings

At the period end, the Group had the following borrowing facilities available:

 

 

 
As at 30 Jun
2017
£m
As at 30 Jun
2016
£m
As at 31 Dec
2016
£m
Drawn facilities:      
5 year committed revolving credit facility - 40.0 -
Sterling bond 2014 (due 2021) 264.1 269.4 266.0
Sterling bond 2016 (due 2023) 300.0 300.0 300.0
  564.1 609.4 566.0
Undrawn facilities:      
5 year committed revolving credit facility (expires December 2020) 550.0 510.0 550.0
Bank overdraft 30.0 30.0 30.0
  580.0 540.0 580.0

10.    Share capital

  Allotted
  No. £m
Ordinary shares of 10p    
At 1 January 2017 250,804,680 25.1
Allotted under share option schemes 280,944 -
At 30 June 2017 251,085,624 25.1

11.    Net debt reconciliation

  Six months ended 30 Jun 2017
£m
Six months ended 30 Jun 2016
£m
Year ended 31 Dec 2016
£m
Net debt at 1 January (377.5) (447.4) (447.4)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents (5.2) 50.3 166.7
Cash flows from debt 5.9 (111.1) (93.8)
Exchange gain on settlement on US$ notes - - 0.1
Finance charges movement (0.7) (0.6) (1.4)
Amortisation of swap cancellation receipt 1.7 - 0.7
Discount unwind on liability to pension scheme (1.2) (1.2) (2.4)
Net debt at 30 June / 31 December (377.0) (510.0) (377.5)

Notes to the interim financial statements

12.    Financial instruments

The fair values of financial assets and financial liabilities are determined as follows:

The following table provides an analysis of financial instruments that are measured subsequent to initial recognition at fair value, grouped into Levels 1 to 3 based on the degree to which the fair value is observable:

There were no transfers between levels during the year. There are no non-recurring fair value measurements.

  As at
30 Jun
2017
£m
As at
30 Jun
2016
£m
As at
31 Dec
2016
£m
Included in assets      
Level 2      
Foreign currency forward contracts at fair value through profit and loss 1.5 3.2 1.7
Interest rate swaps designated and effective as hedging instruments carried at fair value - 19.4 -
  1.5 22.6 1.7
Current assets 1.5 3.2 1.7
Non-current assets - 19.4 -
  1.5 22.6 1.7
 

 

 
As at
30 Jun
2017
£m
As at
30 Jun
2016
£m
As at
31 Dec
2016
£m
Included in liabilities      
Level 3      
Option on non-controlling interest at fair value through reserves 4.0 - -
Deferred consideration at fair value through profit and loss - 1.0 -
  4.0 1.0 -
Current liabilities - 1.0 -
Non-current liabilities 4.0 - -
  4.0 1.0 -

13.    Related party transactions

The Group has a related party relationship with its subsidiaries and with its directors. Transactions between group companies, which are related parties, have been eliminated on consolidation and are not disclosed in this note. There have been no related party transactions with directors other than in respect of remuneration. In the first half of 2017 the Group made loans to associates of £4.8m (2016: £3.4m). Operating transactions with associated companies were not significant during the period.

14.    Non-statutory information

a) Adjusted operating profit

Adjusted operating profit is calculated by excluding the effects of amortisation of intangible assets and exceptional items from operating profit.

  Six months ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Operating profit 183.3 186.1 100.4
Exceptional items - - 292.0
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets 6.9 8.3 16.6
Adjusted operating profit 190.2 194.4 409.0

b) Adjusted profit before taxation

Adjusted profit before taxation is calculated by excluding the effects of amortisation of intangible assets and exceptional items from profit before taxation.

  Six months ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
2016
£m
Year
ended
31 Dec
2016
£m
Profit before taxation 167.6 175.5 72.7
Exceptional items - - 292.0
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets 6.9 8.3 16.6
Adjusted profit before taxation 174.5 183.8 381.3

Notes to the interim financial statements

14.     Non-statutory information (continued)

c) Ratio of lease adjusted net debt to EBITDAR (rolling 12 months)

 

 
 30 Jun
2017
£m
 30 Jun
2016
£m
31 Dec
 2016
£m
EBIT 97.6 263.8 100.4
Depreciation and amortisation 126.0 109.3 121.7
EBITDA 223.6 373.1 222.1
Exceptional items 292.0 140.6 292.0
Adjusted EBITDA 515.6 513.7 514.1
Property operating lease rentals 187.8 185.5 188.3
Adjusted EBITDAR 703.4 699.2 702.4
Reported net debt 377.0 510.0 377.5
Property operating rentals x8 1,502.4 1,484.0 1,506.4
Lease adjusted net debt 1,879.4 1,994.0 1,883.9
Lease adjusted net debt to adjusted EBITDAR 2.7x 2.9x 2.7x

d) Fixed charge cover (rolling 12 months)

 

 
30 Jun
2017
£m
30 Jun
2016
£m
31 Dec
 2016
£m
Adjusted EBITDAR 703.4 699.2 702.4
Property operating lease rentals 187.8 185.5 188.3
Interest for fixed charge cover (note 5) 27.8 24.3 25.2
Fixed charge 215.6 209.8 213.5
Fixed charge cover 3.3x 3.3x 3.3x

Notes to the interim financial statements

14.    Non-statutory information (continued)

e) Adjusted free cash flow

  Six months ended
30 Jun
2017
£m
Six months ended
30 Jun
 2016
£m
Year ended
31 Dec
 2016

 

£m
Operating profit before acquired intangible amortisation and exceptional items 190.2 194.4 409.0
Depreciation and amortisation of internally generated intangible assets 54.6 48.9 105.1
Other non-cash movements 10.9 8.3 19.0
Gain on disposal of property plant and equipment (8.9) (3.9) (18.0)
Movement on working capital* (54.4) (29.0) 13.2
Net interest paid (2.4) (12.4) (22.2)
Non-exceptional income tax paid (27.4) (26.5) (62.2)
Replacement capital expenditure (25.0) (19.9) (50.4)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 50.3 5.5 42.9
Adjusted free cash flow 187.9 165.4 436.4

*Excludes £5m in relation to the development of cloud-based software (31 December 2016: £8.3m; 30 June 2016: £nil).

Notes to the interim financial statements

14.    Non-statutory information (continued)

f) Capital ratios (rolling 12 months)

(i) Revised group lease adjusted capital employed

  30 Jun
2017

 

£m
30 Jun
 2016
(Revised)
£m
31 Dec
 2016
(Revised)
£m
Opening net assets 2,868.3 2,738.5 2,795.8
Net pension deficit 39.8 81.9 42.4
Net borrowings 529.4 406.0 467.4
Exchange and fair value adjustment (19.4) (10.6) (20.0)
Opening capital employed as previously stated 3,418.1 3,215.8 3,285.6
Impairment of goodwill and other intangibles (235.4) (376.0) (235.4)
Tax on impairment of goodwill and other intangibles 3.8 11.3 3.8
Revised opening capital employed 3,186.5 2,851.1 3,054.0
Closing net assets 2,781.4 2,868.3 2,655.6
Net pension deficit 37.9 39.8 103.2
Net borrowings 377.0 529.4 377.5
Exchange and fair value adjustment - (19.4) -
Closing capital employed as previously stated 3,196.3 3,418.1 3,136.3
Impairment of goodwill and other intangibles - (235.4) -
Tax on impairment of goodwill and other intangibles - 3.8 -
Revised closing capital employed 3,196.3 3,186.5 3,136.3
Revised average capital employed 3,191.4 3,018.8 3,095.2
Property operating lease rentals x8 1,502.4 1,484.0 1,506.4
Revised lease adjusted capital employed 4,693.8 4,502.8 4,601.6

To calculate revised group lease adjusted capital employed, capital employed at 1 July 2015, 1 January 2016 and 1 July 2016 has been adjusted to exclude the impairments to goodwill and other intangible assets written off at 31 December 2015 and 31 December 2016 and already deducted from capital employed at that date.

Notes to the interim financial statements

14.    Non-statutory information (continued)

f) Capital ratios (rolling 12 months) (continued)

(ii) Revised group lease adjusted return on capital employed

  30 June 2017

 

£m
30 Jun
 2016
(Revised)
£m
31 Dec
 2016
(Revised)
£m
Operating profit 97.6 263.8 100.4
Amortisation of acquired intangible assets 15.2 17.4 16.6
Exceptional items 292.0 140.6 292.0
Adjusted operating profit 404.8 421.8 409.0
50% of property operating lease rentals 93.9 92.7 94.1
Revised lease adjusted operating profit 498.7 514.5 503.1
Revised lease adjusted capital employed 4,693.8 4,502.8 4,601.6
Revised lease adjusted return on capital employed 10.6% 11.4% 10.9%

g) Lease adjusted gearing

   

As at
30 Jun
2017
£m
 

As at
30 Jun
 2016
£m
 

As at
31 Dec
 2016
£m
Reported net debt 377.0 510.0 377.5
Property operating lease rentals x8 1,502.4 1,484.0 1,506.4
Lease adjusted net debt 1,879.4 1,994.0 1,883.9
Property operating lease rentals x8 1,502.4 1,484.0 1,506.4
Total equity 2,781.4 2,868.3 2,655.6
  4,283.8 4,352.3 4,162.0
Lease adjusted gearing 43.9% 45.8% 45.3%

Notes to the interim financial statements

14.    Non-statutory information (continued)

h) Like-for-like sales

  General
Merchanting
Plumbing
& Heating
Contracts Consumer Total
  £m £m £m £m £m
2016 H1 revenue 1,045.0 679.2 623.1 766.0 3,113.3
Like-for-like revenue (1.0) (8.4) 56.7 36.3 83.6
  1,044.0 670.8 679.8 802.3 3,196.9
New branch opening 17.9 - 5.3 21.7 44.9
Closures (7.2) (1.6) (13.2) (1.6) (23.6)
Acquisitions - - 2.9 - 2.9
Trading days - - - (0.3) (0.3)
2017 H1 revenue 1,054.7 669.2 674.8 822.1 3,220.8

Like-for-like sales are a measure of underlying sales performance for two successive periods. Branches contribute to like-for-like sales once they have been trading for more than twelve months. Revenue included in like-for-like sales is for the equivalent times in both years being compared. When branches close revenue is excluded from the prior year figures for the months equivalent to the post closure period in the current year.

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

We confirm that to the best of our knowledge:

  1. DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and
  2. DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the entity during that period; and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report that could do so.

By order of the Board

John Carter                               Alan Williams

Chief Executive Officer             Chief Financial Officer

1 August 2017                           1 August 2017


INDEPENDENT REVIEW REPORT TO TRAVIS PERKINS PLC

Conclusion 

We have been engaged by the company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2017 which comprises the condensed consolidated income statement, condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income, condensed consolidated balance sheet, condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity, condensed consolidated cash flow statement and the related explanatory notes. 

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2017 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules ("the DTR") of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority ("the UK FCA").   

Scope of review 

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the UK.  A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures.  We read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and consider whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements. 

This report A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit.  Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.  . 

Directors' responsibilities 

The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors.  The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the DTR of the UK FCA. 

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

Our responsibility 

Our responsibility is to express to the company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report based on our review. 

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

This report is made solely to the company in accordance with the terms of our engagement to assist the company in meeting the requirements of the DTR of the UK FCA.  Our review has been undertaken so that we might state to the company those matters we are required to state to it in this report and for no other purpose.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have reached.

Greg Watts

for and on behalf of KPMG LLP

Chartered Accountants

One Snowhill

Snow Hill Queensway

Birmingham

B4 6GH

1 August 2017




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