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Warpaint London PLC  -  W7L   

Final Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2017

Released 07:00 25-Apr-2018

RNS Number : 0084M
Warpaint London PLC
25 April 2018
 

25 April 2018

Warpaint London plc

("Warpaint London" or the "Company")

Final Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2017

Warpaint London plc (AIM: W7L), the specialist supplier of colour cosmetics and owner of the W7 and Technic brands, is pleased to announce its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2017.

Financial Highlights

·    

Proforma revenue increased by 15.6% to £31.2 million (2016: £27.0 million)

·    

Proforma adjusted operating margin 24.4% (2016: 25.2%)

·    

Proforma adjusted earnings per share increased by 8.0% to 9.4p (2016: 8.7p)

·    

Net cash at the year end of £2.0 million (31 December 2016: £3.5 million)

·    

Cash generated from operating activities £5.2 million (2016: £3.0 million)

·    

Final dividend for the year of 2.6p per share (total dividend for the year of 4p per share including interim dividend)

 

(Proforma numbers are adjusted to exclude the revenue of Retra for Dec 2017, and for exceptional items and amortisation costs on acquisitions in 2017 and 2016)

Operational Highlights

·    

Acquisition of Retra Holdings Ltd ("Retra") for £18.2 million on 30 November 2017

·    

W7 brand sales in the UK up 17.1%

·    

W7 brand sales internationally up 16.8%

 

Clive Garston, Chairman of Warpaint, commented: "2017 was Warpaint's first full year as an AIM company and I am pleased to report that the year was one of significant growth and achievement. The acquisition of Retra, which we made in November 2017, has been successfully integrated into the Group and we continue to focus heavily on building brand awareness, both in the UK and in overseas markets.

"After a successful first year as a quoted company, we look to the future with considerable optimism. We have had a promising start to the current year, in line with the Board's expectations, and with a sound financial base, including net cash, prospects are encouraging. I believe we are well positioned to continue to deliver increasing shareholder value in 2018 and the outlook for the Group remains positive."

Enquiries:

Warpaint London PLC    

Sam Bazini - Joint Chief Executive Officer

Eoin Macleod - Joint Chief Executive Officer

Neil Rodol - Chief Financial Officer       

c/o IFC

 

Stockdale Securities Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Antonio Bossi, Ed Thomas - Corporate Finance

Fiona Conroy - Corporate Broking

020 7601 6100

 

IFC Advisory Limited (Financial PR & IR)

Tim Metcalfe

Heather Armstrong

Florence Chandler

 

020 3934 6630

 

 

 

Warpaint London plc

 

Warpaint London is a colour cosmetics business, based in Iver, Buckinghamshire. It is made up of two divisions: close-out and own-brand.  The second and larger own-brand division consists primarily of the Group's flagship brand, W7 - an extremely creative, design-focused cosmetic brand proposition with a focus on the 16-30 age range, delivering high-quality cosmetics at affordable prices. The W7 brand has grown organically since its inception in 2002 and now contains over 700 items which are sold into high street retailers and independent beauty shops across the UK, Europe, Australia and the US. In 2017, W7 was supplied in more than 60 countries.

In 2017 Warpaint completed the acquisition of Retra Holdings Limited, a UK colour cosmetics business with a significant focus on the gifting market, principally for high street retailers and supermarkets including Boots, Superdrug and Asda. Retra owns three major brands: Technic, Body Collection and Man'stuff, in addition to supplying white label cosmetics produced for several major high street retailers including Asda and Matalan.

 

Headline proforma financial results for the year to 31 December 2017

 

Warpaint London plc ("Warpaint", the "Company" or the "Group") is made up of three trading divisions. The largest is the own-brand division which sells the Group's leading cosmetic brand W7; the second, Retra Holdings Ltd ("Retra"), acquired in November 2017 is a colour cosmetics business with a significant focus on the gifting market, principally for high street retailers and supermarkets and in addition supplies white label cosmetics produced for several major high street retailers; the third and smallest division trades in close-out and excess stock of branded cosmetics and fragrances from around the world.

 

On 30 November 2017, the Group acquired Retra for a maximum consideration of £18.2 million (£18.4 million at fair value). This annual report has been prepared in accordance with acquisition accounting standards, therefore in order to present to shareholders a more consistent view of the trading of the Group we have prepared proforma consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the years ended 31 December 2016 and 31 December 2017, with a reconciliation between the proforma and the statutory consolidated statement of comprehensive income.

 

Headline results, shown below, represent the performance comparisons between the proforma consolidated statements of income for the years ended 31 December 2017 and 31 December 2016.

 

The proforma numbers have been adjusted to take account of restructuring changes and other non-recurring items in 2016, specifically the inclusion of the trade of the close-out division in that year, and the exclusion of the acquisition of Retra in the year ended 31 December 2017. Reconciliations between the proforma consolidated income statements and the statutory consolidated income statements for the 12 months to 31 December 2016, and the 12 months to 31 December 2017 are included in the Financial Review.

 

The proforma consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the years ended 31 December 2016 and 31 December 2017 includes the trade of the larger own-brand division plus the trade of the smaller close-out division for the whole of each year and exclude one month of trade related to Retra in the year ended 31 December 2017. The statutory consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the years ended 31 December 2016 and 31 December 2017, include the trade of the larger own-brand division for the whole of each year, plus the trade of the smaller close-out division from the acquisition date of 11 November 2016 only, plus the trade of the Retra division from the acquisition date of 30 November 2017 only.

 

In 2017, £0.4 million of acquisition costs have been treated as exceptional as they were one off legal and professional fees and commissions incurred in acquiring Retra on 30 November 2017 (2016: £1.7 million of one off expenses related to the admission of the Group's shares to trading on AIM in November 2016).

 

Unaudited Proforma Results

Statutory Results

 

Year ended 31 Dec 2017

Year ended 31 Dec 2016

Growth %

Year ended 31 Dec 2017

Year ended 31 Dec 2016

Growth %

Revenue

£31.2m

£27.0m

15.6

£32.5m

£22.5m

44.4

Adjusted profit from operations

£7.6m*

£6.8m*

11.8

£7.7m*

£6.2m*

24.2

Adjusted profit from operations margin

24.4%*

25.2%*

 

23.7%*

27.6%*

 

Adjusted PBT

£7.5m*

£6.8m*

10.3

£7.7m*

£6.2m*

24.2

Adjusted EPS

9.4p*

8.7p*

8.0

9.6p

7.9p

21.5

Net cash

£2.0m

£3.5m

 

£2.0m

£3.5m

 

 

*Adjusted for the £0.4 million of Retra Holdings Ltd acquisition costs incurred in the year (2016: IPO costs £1.7 million) and £0.5 million of amortisation costs in relation to acquisitions in the year (2016: £0.04 million)
 

 

Chairman's Statement

 

2017 was Warpaint's first full year as an AIM company and I am pleased to announce that the year was one of significant growth and achievement. Notwithstanding continuing uncertainty caused by the prospect of Brexit and a fluctuating Sterling exchange rate, the 2017 results are highly satisfactory. The effect of the US dollar exchange rate cannot be overemphasised. Had it been constant with 2016 the margin would have been 2.9 % higher with an accompanying increase in earnings. In addition, in November 2017, Warpaint acquired Retra, which is an own brand and white label colour cosmetics and gifting company with its head office in Yorkshire. Retra brands include Technic, Body Collection and Man'stuff. The acquisition has been successfully integrated into the Warpaint Group and Warpaint continues to focus heavily on building its brand awareness, both in the UK and its successful overseas markets. I believe that we have made excellent progress in doing this. Following the Retra acquisition the Group's earnings are likely to be greater in the second half of the year than the first, as a result of a substantial proportion of Retra sales being made in connection with Christmas gifts.

 

Results

 

The proforma numbers will be quoted throughout this annual report in order to give shareholders clarity in understanding the results for the year.

 

Profit before tax was £6.9 million (proforma £6.7 million) on a revenue of £32.5 million (proforma £31.2 million) with basic earnings per share of 8.34p. Net cash at 31st December 2017 of £2.0 million emphasises the Group's strong position. Margins were strong and our priorities are to maximise earnings in all the key markets.

 

Queen's Award

 

As was announced on 23rd April 2018, Warpaint has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade. This is a very prestigious award and we are all very excited about it. It is further testament to the foresight and hard work of the executive team that this award has been made to Warpaint.

 

Dividend

 

In accordance with the Group's progressive dividend policy, the Board is pleased to recommend a final dividend of 2.6p per share which, if approved by shareholders at the AGM, will be paid on the 20th July 2018 to shareholders on the register at the 6th July 2018. The shares will go ex-dividend on the 5th July 2018.

 

Board and People

 

These results would not have been possible without the commitment, dedication and enthusiasm of my fellow Board members and all the Group's employees. I would like to thank all of them for their contribution to the Group's success.

 

A key strength of the Company is the commitment of its employees which helps to make Warpaint the progressive, energetic and dynamic company that it is. Nowhere is this demonstrated more than by the dedication and ambition of the Joint Chief Executives, Sam Bazini and Eoin Macleod and Neil Rodol, the Chief Financial Officer. They are determined to drive Warpaint forward. The Non-Executive Directors, Keith Sadler and Paul Hagon make a very meaningful contribution to the Board and I regard it as a privilege and pleasure to work alongside them. During the year, there have been a number of significant hires, which has strengthened the team and the Board is fully supportive of recruiting the right people to make the Group stronger.

 

Awards of EMI options were made to all staff in June 2017 and it is proposed to introduce an LTIP for senior management in the current calendar year.

 

Annual General Meeting

 

The annual general meeting will be held on 12th June 2018 at 11am at the offices of DAC Beachcroft LLP, 100 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1BN. I look forward to meeting all shareholders who are able to attend.

 

Outlook

 

After a very successful first year as a quoted company, Warpaint looks to the future with considerable optimism. We have had a promising start to the current year and the Retra acquisition has been well integrated. With a sound financial foundation and being net debt free, prospects are encouraging and Warpaint is well positioned to continue to deliver increasing shareholder value in 2018. The outlook for the Group remains positive.

 

Clive Garston

Chairman

24 April 2018

 

 

Joint Chief Executive's Statement

 

We are delighted to present the Group's first full year results as a public company. 2017 was a very positive year for Warpaint. Our strategy of producing an extensive range of high quality cosmetics at an affordable price has remained our key focus and we are very pleased with the reaction that our expanding product range received during the year. The acquisition of Retra in November 2017 was a key development for Warpaint, which provides us with new product ranges, new brands and new customers.

 

Strategy

 

In order to build our brands, we utilise brand ambassadors, bloggers and vloggers to engage with our target audience. Much of this is done through social media campaigns to educate and interact with our loyal brand users.

 

While the majority of our brand ranges include core colour cosmetic items, we add on trend items and colourways developed by our growing new product development team, especially within our lead brand W7. This on trend and quick to market model is something our customers demand and expect from us, which we repeatedly deliver on.

 

Growing market share, both in our home market and overseas, is a focus. We are delighted to have been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade, this is testament to our growth strategy in recent years and the strength of the W7 brand and the overall business. We have not exhausted the potential for increased exports and we continue to grow in the UK.

 

Our key focus is to supply our customers with a wide range of affordable, high quality cosmetics. We will achieve this by continuing to build our internationally recognised brand W7, as well as our newly acquired Retra brands, Technic, Body Collection and Man'stuff and others we have developed such as Very Vegan. We see this as key to supporting our future growth.

 

China and the US remain of particular focus for us in our international expansion, which we are targeting with focused e-commerce sites, along with social media activities and marketing. During the year we launched our Chinese and US e-commerce sites with the functionality to transact in local currencies.

 

Our e-commerce platform has now been in operation for over a year to support our customers, both retailers and distributors in the UK and overseas. We saw incremental e-commerce revenue for the first time in 2017, the majority of which came from online sales in the UK. We engage with, and educate our customer base through the website with the use of beauty blogs, celebrity influencers and endorsements, and social media campaigns. During the year we hosted a number of very successful events which generated high profile press coverage, as well as a number of media campaigns to strengthen our brand awareness.

 

With the acquisition of Retra in the later part of the year, one of our main priorities was to ensure the smooth integration of the business with the wider Group. We have recruited a new managing director and finance director for Retra. They have replaced the original owners who remain available to the Group on a consultancy basis. We are in an ever stronger position to support our future growth with new and existing customers, demographics, geographies and our ability to stay at the forefront of on trend product development.

 

Acquisition of Retra

 

In November 2017 the Group acquired Retra which owns three major brands: Technic, Body Collection and Man'stuff, allowing the Group access to an older age range and a growing male health and beauty market. Retra also produces white label cosmetics for several major high street retailers. Retra is complementary in terms of products, customer relationships and geographic spread. There are natural synergy opportunities within the enlarged Group in sourcing and cross selling.

 

The integration of Retra into the Group has been very successful and the business is performing well, producing new opportunities for the combined Group.

 

Brands

 

During 2017 Warpaint continued to focus on the development of Warpaint's brands which represented 79% of overall revenue generated in comparison to 17% contributed from the close-out side of the business. The contribution from the Retra brands in the period was minimal due to the acquisition completing at the end of November 2017 and totalled 4% of overall revenue in the year.

 

As previously reported, we launched our Very Vegan range during the second half of the year and we have been very encouraged by the sales we have seen in the period. For 2017, the range included 15 Stock Keeping Units ("SKUs") and for 2018 we are adding 6 SKUs to provide a full range of Very Vegan colour cosmetics.

 

We have seen development in some of our other brands in the year as well as W7, increasing SKUs in a number of product lines. Outdoor Girl now has 11 SKUs in its range, our W7 Christmas range has now grown to 75 SKUs and the everyday range of W7 now includes 687 live SKUs.

 

Warpaint brands are:

 

·     W7

·     Very Vegan

·     Outdoor Girl

·     Smooch

·     Copy Cat

·     Taxi

 

Additional brands acquired through Retra are:

 

·     Technic

·     Body Collection

·     Man'stuff

 

Products

 

W7's largest selling product categories are eye products, face make-up and lip products, which together represented approximately 80% of the own-brand division's revenue in 2017.

 

Customers & Geographies

 

Amongst our largest clients are export customers and distributers from Australia, the US and Europe. At the end of 2017 our top ten W7 customers represented 59.2% of revenues, compared to 56.3% in 2016. In the UK, the W7 brand had growth of 17.1% and internationally the brand grew by 16.8%.

 

In 2017 W7's global expansion increased and the brand is now sold to more than 60 countries (2016: 50 countries).

 

Summary

 

Our first full year as a public company has been one of strong growth for Warpaint. We have seen geographic expansion, a significant increase in our product offering, both organically and through the acquisition of Retra, as well as growth in our product awareness.

 

We remain a leader in the sale of on trend colour cosmetics for our growing customer base and are very encouraged by the continued appetite we see from both UK and international customers, further aiding us in growing our sales in the global colour cosmetics market.  We intend to continue to drive UK and export sales to new and existing markets, develop our portfolio of brands, as well as maximising the opportunities presented by the Retra acquisition.

 

We are exceedingly grateful to our employees for their loyalty, commitment and hard work during 2017, a year that has seen yet another big change for Warpaint as we welcomed the Retra team into our Group.

 

Sam Bazini & Eoin Macleod

Joint Chief Executive Officers

24 April 2018

 

 

Financial Review

 

2017 was the first full year for the Group as an AIM company following 24 years as a private business. We delivered continued organic growth in the UK and internationally as well as making the significant acquisition on the 30th November 2017 of Retra. Our KPIs of revenue (on a proforma basis) and profit before tax (on an adjusted proforma basis) improved in the year by 16% and 10% respectively. We remain focused on margin, being debt free (notwithstanding £1.4million of debt outstanding at the year end from the acquisition of Retra which we intend to repay during 2018), generating cash and delivering a progressive dividend policy.

 

In order to aid shareholders' understanding of the underlying performance of the business we have focused our comments on the proforma consolidated statement of income for the 12 months to 31 December 2017 compared with the proforma consolidated statement of income for the 12 months to 31 December 2016.

 

Headline results represent the performance comparisons between the proforma consolidated statements of income for the years ended 31 December 2016 and 31 December 2017. The proforma numbers have been adjusted to take account of restructuring changes and other non-recurring items in 2016, specifically the inclusion of the trade of the close-out division in that year, and the exclusion of the acquisition of Retra in the year ended 31 December 2017. Reconciliations between the proforma consolidated income statements and the statutory consolidated income statements for the 12 months to 31 December 2017, and the 12 months to 31 December 2016 are shown below.

 

 

Proforma Headline Consolidated Income Statement

 

 

2017 Unaudited Proforma Statement

 

2016 Unaudited Proforma

Statement

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

Revenue

31,226

 

26,968

Cost of sales

(19,115)

 

(16,745)

 

                

 

                

Gross profit

12,111

 

10,223

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

(5,376)

 

(5,205)

 

 

 

 

Analysed as:

 

 

 

Profit from operations before exceptional items

7,121

 

6,757

Exceptional items

(386)

 

(1,739)

 

                

 

                

Profit from operations

6,735

 

5,018

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

(17)

 

(16)

 

                

 

                

Profit before tax

6,718

 

5,002

 

 

 

 

Tax expense

(1,363)

 

(1,384)

 

                

 

                

Profit for the year

5,355

 

3,618

 

                

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation between the statutory consolidated income statement and the proforma consolidated income statement for the 12 months to 31 December 2017

 

 

 

2017

Statutory Accounts

Retra business post-acquisition 30th Nov 2017 (see Note 8)
 

2017

Unaudited Proforma Statement

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

Revenue

32,549

1,323

31,226

Cost of sales

(19,911)

(796)

(19,115)

 

                

                

                

Gross profit

12,638

527

12,111

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

(5,744)

(368)

(5376)

 

 

 

 

Analysed as:        

 

 

 

Profit from operations before exceptional items

7,280

159

7,121

Exceptional items

(386)

-

(386)

 

                

                

                

Profit from operations

6,894

159

6,735

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

(37)

(20)

(17)

 

                

                

                

Profit before tax

6,857

139

6,718

 

 

 

 

Tax expense

(1,384)

(21)

(1,363)

 

                

                

                

Profit for the year

5,473

118

5,355

 

                

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted number of ordinary shares

65,575,658

 

 

65,575,658

Earnings per share

8.34p

 

8.17p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

5,473

 

5,355

Add back exceptional items

Add back amortisation costs in relation to acquisitions

386

445

 

386

445

 

                

 

                

Adjusted profit for the year

6,304

 

6,186

 

                

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted number of ordinary shares

65,575,658

 

65,575,658

Adjusted earnings per share

9.61p

 

9.43p

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation between the statutory consolidated income statement and the proforma consolidated income statement for the 12 months to 31 December 2016

 

 

 

2016

Statutory Accounts

Close-out business

pre-acquisition

11th Nov 2016

2016 Unaudited Proforma Statement

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

Revenue

22,483

4,485

26,968

Cost of sales

(13,692)

(3,053)

(16,745)

 

                

                

                

Gross profit

8,791

1,432

10,223

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

(4,374)

(831)

(5,205)

 

 

 

 

Analysed as:

 

 

 

Profit from operations before exceptional items

6,156

601

6,757

Exceptional items

(1,739)

-

(1,739)

 

                

                

                

Profit from operations

4,417

601

5,018

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

(16)

-

(16)

 

                

                

                

Profit before tax

4,401

601

5,002

 

 

 

 

Tax expense

(1,260)

(124)

(1,384)

 

                

                

                

Profit for the year

3,141

477

3,618

 

                

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted number of ordinary shares

61,981,720

 

 

61,981,720

Earnings per share

5.07p

 

5.84p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

3,141

 

3,618

Add back exceptional items

Add back amortisation costs in relation to acquisitions

1,739

44

 

1,739

44

 

                

 

                

Adjusted profit for the year

4,924

 

5,401

 

                

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted number of ordinary shares

61,981,720

 

 

61,981,720

Adjusted earnings per share

7.94p

 

8.71p

 

 

Acquisition and Related Equity Issue

 

The Group acquired Retra on 30 November 2017. Retra is a colour cosmetics business focusing on the gifting market principally for high street retailers and supermarkets. Retra's revenue is predominantly in the second half of the year when Christmas gifting is delivered, with early visibility of the order book in the first half of the year.


The purchase price was £18.2 million (£16.2 million in cash and £2 million of consideration shares, £18.4 million at fair value). This is subject to adjustment in the event that the 2017 EBITDA is less than £2.85 million. On delivery of a final EBITDA statement to the previous owners of Retra, which will be after the date of these accounts, the actual consideration will be determined and this is likely to lead to a repayment to the Group (see note 8).


The Group raised £21.2 million in cash by issuing 11,157,894 new shares at £1.90 to fund the acquisition of Retra, the associated costs of the placing and to reduce Retra's reliance on its funding arrangements. In addition, a further 1,052,631 new consideration shares were issued as part of the amount paid for Retra.


Revenue

 

Group proforma revenue for the year grew by 15.6% from £27.0 million in 2016 to £31.2 million in 2017. The sales of W7 branded product grew by 16.4% from £21.9million in 2016 to £25.5million in 2017. The close-out business revenue grew by 11.8% from £5.1million in 2016 to £5.7million in 2017. Christmas W7 gifting was more significant in 2017 with sales delivered in the second half of the year totalling £2.7million (2016: £1.6million). Following the addition of Retra, sales will be more weighted to the second half of the year and are expected to represent two thirds of the total for 2018.

 

Our growth strategy remains on track and our recently received honour of the Queens Award for Enterprise - International Trade is testament to this. Revenue continues to be driven by increased sales in the UK as we continue to grow our market share and internationally by our growing export business. A detailed commentary on our sales growth strategy and trading performance is included in the CEO's report.

 

Total statutory revenue grew by 44.4% from £22.5 million in 2016 to £32.5 million in 2017. Statutory revenue includes £1.3million from the newly acquired Retra business being the sales made in December 2017.

 

Product Gross Margin

 

Proforma gross margin improved this year by 2.4% over 2016 to 38.8%. The cost impact of Brexit has been mitigated with a ratcheted discount mechanism from our key supplier in China, by moving production to new factories of equal quality to improve margin, from US dollar revenue which continues to provide a natural hedge and from enjoying margin growth as the W7 brand continues to grow in global awareness. Further contributing to Group margin is the close-out business which has delivered gross margin of 31.1% compared to 25.4% in 2016. We remain focused on improving gross margin in both our own-brand and close-out businesses and now in the enlarged Group including Retra.

 

Statutory gross margin decreased by 0.8% over 2016 to 38.8%.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Underlying proforma operating expenses(1) grew 32.8% year on year, however expressed as a percentage of proforma turnover underlying proforma operating expenses(1) increased to 14.6% in 2017 from 12.7% in 2016. Underlying proforma operating expenses(1) have increased in absolute terms, reflecting the investment of key hires in the business in 2017, increased spend on marketing and PR, foreign exchange loss, amortisation of intangibles and the cost of the PLC board and other AIM costs in the year. However, other operating expenses remain at a similar level to those in 2016.

 


Statutory operating expenses(1) grew 89.6% year on year, however expressed as a percentage of statutory turnover, operating expenses(1) increased to 15.1% in 2017 from 11.5% in 2016. Statutory operating costs grew because of the factors discussed above, the inclusion of the operating costs of the close-out division for a full year in 2017 and the operating costs of Retra for the month of December only.


Most operating expenses are relatively fixed, however we continue to monitor and examine significant costs to ensure they are controlled and see if they can be reduced, in addition the increased scale of the business now incorporating Retra has given the Group increased buying.

 

(1) Before exceptional items and amortisation costs in relation to acquisitions.


Profit from Operations Margin

 

Proforma profit from operations before exceptional items was £7.1 million for the year being 22.8% of revenue (2016: £6.8 million, 25.1%). During 2017, there were certain costs that were not on a like for like basis with 2016 and were not a function of the natural growth of the business, these were:

 

·     Cost of the PLC board and other AIM costs for a full year: £0.35 million (2016: £0.05 million)

·     Amortisation of intangibles from acquisitions for a full year: £0.45 million (2016: £0.04 million)

·     Foreign exchange loss: £0.07 million (2016: £0.03 million gain)

 

Taking these costs into account on an underlying basis profit from operations before exceptional items was £7.9 million for the year being 25.4% of revenue, an improvement of 1.2% on 2016. Profit from operations is a focus of the Group to grow year on year.


Profit Before Tax and Exceptional Items

 

Proforma Profit Before Tax ("PBT") was £6.7 million (2016: £5.0 million), an increase of 34.0% on the prior year. Underlying PBT (profit before tax and exceptional items) was £7.1 million (2016: £6.7 million), an increase of 6.0% on the prior year. Adding back the additional costs in the year detailed above, like for like underlying PBT was £7.9million, an increase of 17.9% on 2016.

 

In the year to 31 December 2017, £0.4 million of Retra acquisition costs have been treated as exceptional (total acquisition costs were £1.2 million of which £0.8 million relates to the issue of new shares to fund the purchase of Retra and these have been charged against the share premium account). In 2016, £1.7 million of expenses were treated as exceptional as they related to the admission of the Group's shares to trading on AIM.

 

Statutory Profit Before Tax ("PBT") was £6.9 million (2016: £4.4 million), an increase of 56.8% on the prior year. Underlying PBT (profit before tax and exceptional items) was £7.2 million (2016: £6.1 million), an increase of 18.0% on the prior year.

 

Exceptional Items

 

In 2017, £0.4 million of acquisition costs (see Note 3) have been treated as exceptional as they related to one off legal and professional fees and commissions incurred in acquiring Retra on 30 November 2017 (2016: £1.7 million of one off legal and professional fees and commissions incurred in relation to the admission of the Group's shares to trading on AIM in November 2016).

 

Tax

 

The proforma tax rate for the Group for 2017 was 20.3% compared to the UK corporation tax standard rate of 19.25% for the year. Some of the costs of the acquisition of Retra have been disallowed for tax purposes, which has increased the effective tax rate. We would expect the tax rate on adjusted profits to be approximately 19% in 2018 and falling in line with the UK Government measures to reduce corporation tax to 17% by 2020.

 

The statutory tax rate for the Group for 2017 was 20.2% compared to the UK corporation tax standard rate of 19.25% for the year.

 

Earnings Per Share

 

The underlying proforma basic earnings per share before exceptional items and amortisation costs in relation to acquisitions was 9.4p in 2017, an increase of 8.1% on the 8.7p achieved in 2016, as a result of improved sales and gross margin.

 

The statutory basic earnings per share before exceptional items and amortisation costs in relation to acquisitions was 9.6p in 2017, an increase of 21.5% on the 7.9p achieved in 2016.

 

Dividends

 

The board is recommending a final dividend for 2017 of 2.6 pence per share, making a total dividend of 4.0 pence per share of which 1.4 pence per share was paid on 17 November 2017 (2016: 5.8 pence per share of which 4.3 pence per share was paid prior to the IPO). The dividend for the year is covered 2.4 times by proforma adjusted earnings per share and with the additional full year earnings of Retra coming through in 2018 there is scope to increase the dividend in the future, in line with the progressive dividend policy outlined at the time of the IPO.

 

EMI Share Options

 

On 29 June 2017 options were granted over 277,788 ordinary shares of 25p each in the Company under the Warpaint London PLC Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme. The options provide the right to acquire 277,788 ordinary shares at an exercise price of 237.5p per ordinary share. The options had a dilutive impact on earnings per share in the period (see Note 26). The share-based payment charge of the options for the year £0.05 million has been taken to the share option reserve.

 

Cash Flow and Cash Position

 

Net cash flow generated from operating activities was £5.2 million (2016: £3.0 million), after payment of the £0.4 million (2016: £1.7 million) exceptional items previously referred to. The Group's cash balance decreased by £0.1 million to £3.4 million in 2017 (2016: £3.5 million). The cash generated was principally used to make dividend payments in the year and reduce debt in Retra.

 

Capital expenditure requirements of the Group remain modest and we expect it to continue to be so. In 2017 £0.20 million (2016: £0.16 million) was spent on new office space for additional staff, the purchase of a promotional taxi for the W7 brand and general fixtures and plant upgrades. (Also included in the financial statements is capital expenditure of £0.35 million for sales display units that have been reclassified in the balance sheet for 2017).

 

Balance Sheet

 

Management are continually monitoring trade receivables and stock levels to avoid working capital lock up as the business continues to grow.


Trade receivables are monitored by management to ensure collection is made to terms, to reduce the risk of bad debt and to control debtor days. At the year end trade receivables were £12.1 million (2016: £2.7 million), the increase on 2016 is due to higher sales and the acquisition of Retra. In 2017 there was a bad and doubtful debt credit of £0.05 million because of the collection of debts previously provided for in 2016. The provision at the year end for bad and doubtful debts carried forward is £0.17 million, 1.4% of gross trade receivables (2016: £0.11 million, 0.41%).

 

Stock was higher at the year end at £11.6 million (2016: £7.9 million), this increase was due to the growth of the business, the increase in range offering and the acquisition of Retra. The provision for old and slow stock was £0.11 million, 1.0% at the year end (2016: £0.19 million, 2.5%). The reduction in provision reflects the close attention of management in dealing with slower stock items as they occur and on stock purchase order levels that are reasoned. Whilst provisioning for older and slow stock is prudent, the reality is that any such items are generally sold through our close-out division without a loss to the business. 

 

On acquiring Retra the Group took on their debt of £8.7 million being £7.6 million of invoice and trade finance facilities, term loans of £0.3 million and HP contracts of £0.8 million. £6.0 million of debt was repaid immediately upon acquisition using surplus cash and some of the funds raised to acquire Retra. A further £1.3 million of Retra debt was repaid during December from their own positive cash flow, leaving £1.4 million of debt outstanding at the year end. We intend to repay the remaining debt in 2018 from Group generated normal cash flow.

 

The Group's balance sheet remains in a very healthy position being net debt free. Net assets totaled £40.4 million at 31 December 2017, an increase of £26.1 million from 2016, reflecting the retained profits generated in the year and the issue of new share capital to fund the purchase of Retra. The majority of the balance sheet is made up of liquid assets of stock, trade receivables and cash. Included in the balance sheet is £8.0 million of goodwill (2016: £0.5 million) and £10.7 million of intangible fixed assets (2016: £1.3 million) arising from the acquisition accounting adopted to reflect the purchase of Retra in the year and the purchase of the close-out business by the much larger own-brand colour cosmetics business in November 2016, in preparation of the Group joining AIM.

 

Foreign Exchange

 

The Group imports the majority of its finished goods from China paid for in US dollars, which strengthened on average against Sterling by 5% in 2017 compared to 2016 ($1.289 v $1.355). The Group has a natural hedge from sales to the US which are entirely in US dollars, in 2017 these sales were $3.2 million (2016: $3.4 million) and together with the ratcheted discount mechanism from our main supplier in China, sourcing product from new factories where it makes commercial sense to do so, by growing our margin through increased brand awareness and by hedging when rates are favourable, we have been able to mitigate the 5% fall in value of Sterling and at the same time deliver an improved gross margin.

 

As we start 2018 it is pleasing to see that Sterling has strengthened against the US dollar, nevertheless management continue with the same strategy as 2017 to ensure delivery of satisfactory results.

 

Conclusion

The Group has delivered a good year for shareholders culminating in an acquisition that is expected to be earnings enhancing. Our first full year on AIM has seen the Group grow in size and profits and the Board have put in place personnel and strategies to continue the progress of the Group for the foreseeable future.

 

Neil Rodol
Chief Financial Officer

24 April 2018

 

 

INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT TO THE MEMBERS OF WARPAINT LONDON PLC

 

 

Opinion

 

We have audited the financial statements of Warpaint London PLC (the 'parent company') and its subsidiaries (the 'group') for the year ended 31 December 2017 which comprise the consolidated statement of comprehensive income, the consolidated and company statement of changes in equity, the consolidated and company statements of financial position, the consolidated statement of cash flows and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies.

 

The financial reporting framework that has been applied in the preparation of the group financial statements is applicable law and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in the preparation of the parent company financial statements is applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards, including Financial Reporting Standard 102 The Financial Reporting Standard in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).

 

In our opinion:

•     the financial statements give a true and fair view of the state of the group's and of the parent company's affairs as at 31 December 2017 and of the group's profit for the year then ended;

•     the group financial statements have been properly prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union;

•     the parent company financial statements have been properly prepared in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice; and

•     the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006.

 

 

Basis for opinion

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) (ISAs (UK)) and applicable law. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements section of our report. We are independent of the group and the parent company in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements in the UK, including the FRC's Ethical Standard as applied to listed entities, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

 

Use of our report

 

This report is made solely to the company's members, as a body, in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 16 of the Companies Act 2006.  Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company's members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor's 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 Parent company and the Parent company's members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.

 

Conclusions relating to going concern

 

We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the ISAs (UK) require us to report to you where:

•     the directors' use of the going concern basis of accounting in the preparation of the financial statements is not appropriate; or

•     the directors have not disclosed in the financial statements any identified material uncertainties that may cast significant doubt about the group's or the parent company's ability to continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting for a period of at least twelve months from the date when the financial statements are authorised for issue.

 

Key audit matters

 

Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period and include the most significant assessed risks of material misstatement (whether or not due to fraud) we identified, including those which had the greatest effect on: the overall audit strategy, the allocation of resources in the audit; and directing the efforts of the engagement team. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.

 

The following matters were identified by us as the most significant assessed risks of material misstatement:

 

Accounting for business combination

As disclosed in note 8, the group acquired Retra Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries ("the acquired group") on 30 November 2017. The acquisition of this business has been accounted for as a business combination under IFRS 3.

 

The issue - Accounting for business combinations consists of significant judgment in determining the fair value of both the consideration paid for the acquired group and the underlying assets and liabilities of that group, including intangible assets such as customer relationships and brands. Judgment is also exercised in determining the appropriate period over which to amortise the intangible asset in relation to customer relationships and brands. We also consider that there is a risk that the disclosures in the financial statements may not be presented in accordance with the requirements of the accounting standards.

 

How we addressed the risk - Our audit procedures included challenging the Directors' assessment of the fair value of the consideration paid, the assets acquired and liabilities assumed with reference to evidence provided by third party experts engaged by management. We critically evaluated the capabilities, competence and objectivity of the external valuers engaged by the Directors involved in assessing the fair value of intangible assets and the fair value of the consideration paid by checking their qualifications and background, as well as evaluating and concluding on the appropriateness of their conclusions by comparing them to our knowledge of the industry and market information.

 

We used our own valuation specialists to challenge the acquisition accounting including the identification of amounts related to customer relationships and brand while we have tested the valuation of the consideration paid by agreement to supporting documents and quoted market price. We also challenged the third party experts and management regarding the amortisation period of the intangible assets in relation to customer relationships and brands. We have considered the period over which the intangibles are to be amortised and benchmarked these against similar assets in competitor businesses.

 

In addition, we considered the adequacy of the Group's disclosures in respect of the business combinations by checking its appropriateness based on our workings and its compliance with the requirements of the standards.

 

Carrying value of inventory

See accounting policy in note 1.

 

The issue - The group holds significant levels of inventory and a number of estimates are involved in valuing slow moving and obsolete inventories, some of which have a limited shelf life. There are inherent uncertainties in consumer preferences and spending patterns, which are primarily driven by wider trends in the fashion and cosmetics industry. There is a recoverability risk associated with new product launches as well as with close out stock purchased at the end of ranges or seasons with judgement required in forecasting demand.

 

How we addressed the risk - Our procedures included assessing the principles and appropriateness of the Group's inventory provisioning policies based on our understanding of the business and the accuracy of previous provisioning estimates. In assessing inventory provisions our procedures included testing the methodology applied by management in preparing their provision including the identification of slow moving and obsolete items. We considered the inventory write off figure during the year and compared this to the Group's expected recoveries brought forward and to the position at the year end date. Further, we tested the unprovided inventory balance by reviewing sales volumes and values after the balance sheet date.

 

Our application of materiality

 

The scope of our audit was influenced by our application of materiality. We set certain quantitative thresholds for materiality which, together with qualitative considerations, help us to determine the nature, timing and extent of our audit procedures on the individual financial statement areas and disclosures and in evaluating the effect of misstatements, both individually and in aggregate on the financial statements as a whole.

 

We determined materiality for the financial statements as a whole to be £388,000 which represents 5% of profit before tax and exceptional items. In the prior year materiality was based on 8.5% of profit before tax and exceptional items at £515,000.

 

Whilst materiality for the financial statements of a whole was £388,000, each component of the Group was audited to a lower level of materiality. Component materiality ranged from £45,000 to £349,200.

 

Performance materiality is the application of materiality at the individual account or balance level set at an amount to reduce to an appropriately low level the probability that the aggregate of uncorrected and undetected misstatements exceeds materiality for the financial statements as a whole. Performance materiality was set at £271,600 (2016: £381,550) which represents 70% (2016 65%) of the above materiality levels.

 

We agreed with the audit committee that we would report to them misstatements identified during our audit above £19,400 (2016: £25,000). We also agreed to report differences below these thresholds that, in our view, warranted reporting on qualitative grounds.

 

We used profit before tax before exceptional items as a benchmark given the importance of profit as a measure for shareholders in assessing the performance of the Group.

 

An overview of the scope of our audit

 

The group consists of three trading subgroups, all of which are run from the UK. As mentioned above, the group acquired Retra Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries during the year that brings the total of trading subgroups to three. Retra Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries only contributed one month of its post-acquisition trading in these group financial statements. In establishing the overall approach to the group audit, we completed full scope audits on the underlying subgroups and the parent company.

 

Other information

 

The directors are responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the annual report, other than the financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and, except to the extent otherwise explicitly stated in our report, we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

 

In connection with our audit of the financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If we identify such material inconsistencies or apparent material misstatements, we are required to determine whether there is a material misstatement in the financial statements or a material misstatement of the other information. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

 

Opinions on other matters prescribed by the Companies Act 2006

 

In our opinion, based on the work undertaken in the course of the audit:

•     the information given in the strategic report and the directors' report for the financial year for which the financial statements are prepared is consistent with the financial statements; and

•     the strategic report and the directors' report have been prepared in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

 

Matters on which we are required to report by exception

 

In the light of the knowledge and understanding of the group and the parent company and its environment obtained in the course of the audit, we have not identified material misstatements in the strategic report or the directors' report.

 

We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the Companies Act 2006 requires us to report to you if, in our opinion:

•     adequate accounting records have not been kept, or returns adequate for our audit have not been received from branches not visited by us; or

•     the parent company financial statements are not in agreement with the accounting records and returns; or

•     certain disclosures of directors' remuneration specified by law are not made; or

•     we have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit.

 

Responsibilities of directors

 

As explained more fully in the directors' responsibilities statement set out in the Directors' report, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view, and for such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

 

In preparing the financial statements, the directors are responsible for assessing the group's and the parent company's ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the directors either intend to liquidate the group or the parent company or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so.

 

Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements

 

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with ISAs (UK) will always detect a material misstatement when it exists.

 

Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the

aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

 

A further description of our responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements is located on the Financial Reporting Council's website at: www.frc.org.uk/auditorsresponsibilities. This description forms part of our auditor's report.

 

 

Mark RA Edwards (Senior Statutory Auditor)

For and on behalf of BDO LLP, Statutory Auditor

London

24 April 2018

 

BDO LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC305127).

 

 

 

WARPAINT LONDON PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

 

 

 

 

Year ended 31 December

 

 

2017

2016

 

Note

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

Revenue

1,2

32,549

22,483

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

(19,911)

(13,692)

 

 

                

                

Gross profit

 

12,638

8,791

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

3,4

(5,744)

(4,374)

 

 

 

 

Analysed as:

 

 

 

Profit from operations before exceptional items

 

7,280

6,156

Exceptional items

3

(386)

(1,739)

 

 

                

                

Profit from operations

3

6,894

4,417

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

5

(37)

(16)

 

 

                

                

Profit before tax

 

6,857

4,401

 

 

 

 

Tax expense

6

(1,384)

(1,260)

 

 

                

                

Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent company

 

5,473

3,141

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

-

-

 

 

                

                

Total comprehensive income attributable to equity holders of the parent company

 

5,473

3,141

 

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (pence)

26

8.34

5.07

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

26

8.34

5.07

 

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARPAINT LONDON PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2017

Registered Number: 10261717

 

 

 

 

Year ended 31 December

 

 

2017

2016

 

Note

£'000

£'000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Goodwill

9

7,982

513

Intangibles

10

10,653

1,403

Property, plant and equipment

11

1,497

237

 

 

                

                

Total non-current assets

 

20,132

2,153

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Inventories

12

11,531

7,669

Trade and other receivables

13

13,226

5,364

Derivative financial instruments

22

-

37

Cash and cash equivalents

 

3,369

3,503

 

 

                

                

Total current assets

 

28,126

16,573

 

 

                

                

Total assets

 

48,258

18,726

 

 

                

                

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

14

(3,537)

(2,841)

Loans and borrowings

15

(582)

-

Corporation tax liability

 

(939)

(1,329)

Derivative financial instruments

22

(3)

-

 

 

                

                

Total current liabilities

 

(5,061)

(4,170)

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Bank loan

15

(814)

-

Deferred tax liability

16

(1,959)

(278)

 

 

                

                

Total non-current liabilities

 

(2,773)

(278)

 

 

                

                

Total liabilities

 

(7,834)

(4,448)

 

 

                

                

NET ASSETS

 

40,424

14,278

 

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

2017

2016

 

 

£'000

£'000

Equities

 

 

 

Share capital

18

19,187

16,135

Share premium

 

19,359

1,806

Merger reserve

 

(16,100)

(17,995)

Other reserves

20

45

-

Retained earnings

 

17,933

14,332

 

 

                

                

TOTAL EQUITY

 

40,424

14,278

 

 

                

                

 

 

 

WARPAINT LONDON PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

 

 

 

 

Share Capital

Share Premium

Merger Reserve

Share option reserve

Retained Earnings

Total Equity

 

Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

 

15,000

-

(20,000)

-

13,991

8,991

Shares issued for cash

18

644

1,806

-

-

-

2,450

Shares issued for Treasured Scents

18

1,340

-

2,005

-

-

3,345

Share capital reduction

18

(849)

-

-

-

-

(849)

Profit for the year

 

-

-

-

-

3,141

3,141

Dividends paid

17

-

-

-

-

(2,800)

(2,800)

 

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

As at 31 December 2016

 

16,135

1,806

(17,995)

 

14,332

14,278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued during the year

18

2,789

18,410

-

-

-

21,199

Shares issued for Retra Holdings

18

263

-

1,895

-

-

2,158

Share issue costs

 

-

(857)

-

-

-

(857)

Movement in other reserves

20

-

-

-

45

-

45

Profit for the year

 

-

-

-

-

5,473

5,473

Dividends paid

17

-

-

-

-

(1,872)

(1,872)

 

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

As at 31 December 2017

 

19,187

19,359

(16,100)

45

17,933

40,424

 

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

 

WARPAINT LONDON PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

 

 

 

Year ended 31 December

 

 

2017

2016

 

Note

£'000

£'000

Operating activities

 

 

 

Profit before tax

 

6,857

4,401

Interest paid

5

37

16

Amortisation of intangible assets

10

469

57

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

11

184

58

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

6

8

Share based payment

 

45

-

Decrease/(Increase) in trade and other receivables

 

869

(289)

Decrease/(Increase) in inventories

 

224

(1,413)

(Decrease)/Increase in trade and other payables

 

(1,356)

1,601

 

 

                

                

Cash generated from operations

 

7,335

4,439

 

 

 

 

Tax paid

 

(2,077)

(1,465)

Interest paid

 

(37)

(16)

 

 

                

                

Net cash flows from operating activities

 

5,221

2,958

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of intangible assets

10

(52)

(77)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

11

(555)

(163)

Acquisition of business

8

(16,200)

-

Bank balances acquired

8

242

98

Sale of investments

 

-

(6)

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

 

33

-

 

 

                

                

Net cash used in by investing activities

 

(16,532)

(148)

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds from new share capital subscribed

 

21,199

2,500

Share issue costs

 

(857)

(53)

Reduction in borrowings

 

(7,293)

(712)

Dividends

17

(1,872)

(2,800)

 

 

                

                

Net cash generated by/ (used in) financing activities

 

11,177

(1,065)

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(134)

1,745

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

3,503

1,758

 

 

                

                

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

3,369

3,503

 

 

                

                

Cash and cash equivalents consists:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

3,369

3,503

 

 

                

                

 

 

3,369

3,503

 

 

                

                

 

 

 

WARPAINT LONDON PLC

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

 

 

1.            Significant accounting policies

 

Basis of preparation

 

The financial statements of Warpaint London PLC (the "Company" or "Warpaint") and its subsidiaries (together the "Group") for the year ended 31 December 2017 were authorised for issue by the board of directors on 24 April 2018 and the statement of financial position was signed on the board's behalf by Neil Rodol.

 

Warpaint London PLC is a public limited Company incorporated and domiciled in England and Wales. Its registered office is Units B&C, Orbital Forty Six, The Ridgeway Trading Estate, Iver, Bucks., SL0 9HW.

 

The Group's financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union and with those parts of the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies reporting under IFRS.  The financial statements are presented in pounds sterling because that is the currency of the primary economic environment in which the Group operates. All values are rounded to the nearest thousand (£'000) except where otherwise indicated.

 

The annual financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis, except for certain financial assets and liabilities which are carried at fair value or amortised cost as appropriate.

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards adopted by the European Union requires the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period. Although these estimates are based on management's best knowledge of current events and actions, actual results ultimately may differ from those estimates. The principal accounting policies adopted are set out below.

 

Basis of consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements incorporates the financial statements of the Group and all of its subsidiary undertakings. The financial statements of all Group companies are adjusted, where necessary, to ensure the use of consistent accounting policies. Acquisitions are accounted for under the acquisition method from the date control passed to the Group. On acquisition, the assets and liabilities of a subsidiary are measured at their fair values. Any excess of the cost of acquisition over the fair values of the identifiable net assets acquired is recognised as goodwill.

 

The group was formed after the company, prior to its IPO and listing on AIM, completed share for share transactions for two separate groups owned by the same shareholders. In the financial year ended 31 December 2016, the Board took the view that the most appropriate way to account for these in line with IFRS was to deem the share for share exchange with the Warpaint Group (the own brand business) as a group reconstruction. This has been accounted for under the basis of merger accounting given that the ultimate ownership before and after the transaction remained the same. Merged subsidiaries undertakings are treated as if they have always been a member of the Group. Any difference between the nominal value of the shares acquired by the Company and those issued by the Company to acquire them is taken to the merger reserve.

 

There is currently no specific guidance on accounting for group reconstructions such as this transaction under IFRSs. In the absence of specific guidance, entities should select an appropriate accounting policy and IFRS permits the consideration of pronouncements of other standard-setting bodies. This group reconstruction as scoped out of IFRS 3 has therefore been accounted for in the year ended 31 December 2016 using predecessor accounting principles resulting in the following practical effects;

a.    The net assets of the two companies are combined using existing book values, with adjustments made as necessary to ensure that the same accounting policies are applied to the calculation of the net assets of both companies;

b.    No amount is recognised as consideration for goodwill or negative goodwill;

c.     The consolidated profit and loss account includes the profits or losses of each company for the entire period, regardless of the date of the reconstruction, and the comparative amounts in the consolidated financial statements are restated to the figures presented by the predecessor company Warpaint Cosmetics Group Limited;

d.    The retained earnings reserve includes the cumulative results of each company, regardless of the date of the reconstruction, and the comparative amounts in the statement of financial position were restated in 2016 to that presented by the predecessor company Warpaint Cosmetics Group Limited

 

The share for share exchange of the other group of companies, namely Treasured Scents (the close-out business) was acquired on 11 November 2016 and has been treated as an acquisition under IFRS 3.

 

On 21 November 2016, the Company also undertook a capital reduction pursuant to which 16,340,000 B ordinary shares of £0.052 each held by Sam Bazini and Eoin Macleod where cancelled in consideration for the transfer of the entire issued share capital of Warpaint Cosmetics Limited to a company owned and controlled by Sam Bazini and Eoin Macleod.

On 30 November 2017, the company acquired 100% of the share capital of Retra Holdings Limited by way of a share for share exchange which has been treated as an acquisition under IFRS 3. All subsidiaries have a reporting date of December. All transactions and balances between Groups companies are eliminated on consolidation. The amounts reported in the financial statements of subsidiaries have been adjusted where necessary to ensure the consistency with the accounting policies of the Group.

 

Going concern

 

The Directors have prepared a detailed forecast with a supporting business plan for the foreseeable future. The forecast indicates that the Group will remain in a positive cash position throughout the forecast period. As such, the Directors have a reasonable expectation the Company and Group will have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. As such, they continue to prepare the financial statements on the basis of going concern.

Revenue Recognition

 

Revenue for the Group is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable.  The Group recognises revenue for goods sold net of discounts and provisions when the amount of revenue can be reliably measured and it is probable that future economic benefits will flow to the entity.

Sale of goods

 

Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised when all of the following conditions are satisfied:

·     the Group has transferred the significant risks and rewards of ownership to the buyer;

·     the Group retains neither continuing managerial involvement to the degree usually associated with ownership nor effective control over the goods sold;

·     the amount of revenue can be measured reliably;

·     it is probable that the Group will receive the consideration due under the transaction; and

·     the costs incurred or to be incurred in respect of the transaction can be measured reliably.

 

UK sales are recognised and invoiced to the customer once the goods have been delivered to the customer. Overseas sales are recognised and invoiced to the customer once the goods have been delivered to the customer, or collected by the customer from the company's warehouse according to the terms of sale.

 

Where the company has entered in to distributor arrangements the risk and rewards are considered to be with the distributor from the date of dispatch from either the company's overseas supplier or from the company's UK warehouse. Revenue will therefore be recognised from the date of dispatch.

 

Expenditure and provisions

 

Expenditure is recognised in respect of goods and services received when supplied in accordance with contractual terms. Provision is made when an obligation exists for a future liability relating to a past event and where the amount of the obligation can be reliably estimated.

 

Retirement Benefits: Defined contribution schemes

 

Contributions to defined contribution schemes are charged to the consolidated statement of comprehensive income in the year to which they relate.

Exceptional items

 

Exceptional items which have been disclosed separately on the face of the income statement in order to summarise the underlying results. Exceptional items, relate to legal and professional fees incurred on the acquisition of Retra Holdings Limited (2016: costs in relation to listing the company on AIM). Neither 'underlying profit or loss' nor 'exceptional items' are defined by IFRS however the directors believe that the disclosures presented in this manner provide clear presentation of the financial performance of the Group.

Intangible assets

 

Patents

 

Patents are used by the Group in order to generate future economic value through normal business operations. Patents are acquired separately and carried at cost less amortisation and impairment. The underlying assets are amortised over the period from which the Group expects to benefit, which is typically between five to ten years.

Intangible assets acquired separately

 

Intangible assets with finite useful lives that are acquired separately are carried at cost less accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses. Amortisation is recognised on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives. The estimated useful life and amortisation method are reviewed at the end of each reporting period, with the effect of any changes in estimate being accounted for on a prospective basis. Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives that are acquired separately are carried at cost less accumulated impairment losses.

 

Intangible assets acquired in a business combination

 

Intangible assets acquired in a business combination and recognised separately from goodwill are initially recognised at their fair value at the acquisition date (which is regarded as their cost). Subsequent to initial recognition, intangible assets acquired in a business combination are reported at cost less accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses, on the same basis as intangible assets that are acquired separately. Amortisation is provided on customer lists and brands so as to write off the carrying value over the expected useful economic life of five years. Other details of the acquisition are detailed in note 8.

Derecognition of intangible assets

 

An intangible asset is derecognised on disposal, or when no future economic benefits are expected from use or disposal. Gains or losses arising from derecognition of an intangible asset, measured as the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset, are recognised in profit or loss when the asset is derecognised.

Property, plant and equipment

 

Items of property, plant and equipment are initially recognised at cost. As well as the purchase price, cost includes directly attributable costs.

 

Depreciation is provided on all items of property, plant and equipment so as to write off their carrying value over the expected useful economic lives. It is provided at the following rates:

 

Land and buildings                                          -              50 years

Plant and machinery                                      -              25% reducing balance

Fixtures and fittings                                       -              25% reducing balance

Computer equipment                                   -              25% reducing balance

Motor vehicles                                                 -              20% straight line

 

Financial assets

 

The Group classifies its financial assets into the categories, discussed below, due to the purpose for which the asset was acquired. The Group has not classified any of its financial assets as held to maturity.

Loans and receivables

 

These assets are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market. They arise principally through the supply of goods to customers (e.g. trade receivables), but also incorporate other types of contractual monetary asset.  They are initially recognised at fair value plus transactions costs that are directly attributable to their acquisition or issue, and are subsequently carried at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method, less provision for impairment.

The Group's loans and receivables comprise of trade and other receivables included within the combined statement of financial position.

Cash and cash equivalents include cash held at bank and bank overdrafts. Bank overdrafts are shown within loans and borrowings in current liabilities in the combined statement of financial position.

Impairment provisions are recognised when there is objective evidence (such as significant financial difficulties on the part of the counterparty or default or significant delay in payment) that the Group will be unable to collect all of the amounts due under the terms receivable, the amount of such a provision being the difference between the net carrying amount and the present value of the future expected cash flows associated with the impaired receivable. For trade receivables, which are reported net, such provisions are recorded in a separate allowance account with the loss being recognised within administrative expenses in the income statement.  On confirmation that the trade receivables will not be collectable, the gross carrying value of the asset is written off against the associated provision.

 

Financial liabilities

 

The Group classifies its financial liabilities as other financial liabilities which include the following:

·     Bank loans which are initially recognised at fair value net of any transaction costs directly attributable to the issue of the instrument. Such interest-bearing liabilities are subsequently measured at amortised cost ensuring the interest element of the borrowing is expensed over the repayment period at a constant rate.

·     Trade payables, other borrowings and other short-term monetary liabilities, which are initially recognised at fair value and subsequently carried at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

 

Leased assets

 

Assets obtained under hire purchase contract and finance leases are capitalised as tangible fixed assets. Assets acquired by finance lease are depreciated over the shorter of the lease term and their useful lives. Assets acquired by hire purchase are depreciated over their useful lives. Finance leases are those where substantially all of the benefits and risks of ownership are assumed by the company. Obligations under such agreements are included in creditors net of the finance charge allocated to future periods. The finance element of the rental payment is charged to the profit and loss account so as to produce a constant periodic rate of charge on the net obligation outstanding in each period.

Operating Leases

 

Where substantially all of the risks and rewards incidental to ownership are not transferred to the Group (an 'operating lease'), the total rentals payable under the lease are charged to the combined statement of comprehensive income on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The aggregate benefit of lease incentives is recognised as a reduction of the rental expense over the lease term on a straight-line basis.

Taxation

 

Income tax expense represents the sum of the tax currently payable and deferred tax.

 

Current tax

 

The tax currently payable is based on taxable profit for the year. Taxable profit differs from 'profit before tax' as reported in the consolidated statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income because of items of income or expense that are taxable or deductible in other years and items that are never taxable or deductible.

 

The Group's current tax is calculated using tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the end of the reporting period.

 

Deferred taxation

 

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognised where the carrying amount of an asset or liability in the combined statement of financial position differs from its tax base, except for differences arising on:

·     the initial recognition of goodwill;

·     the initial recognition of an asset or liability in a transaction which is not a business combination and at the time of the transaction affects neither accounting or taxable profit; and

·     investments in subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities where the Group is able to control the timing of the reversal of the difference and it is probable that the difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future.

 

Recognition of deferred tax assets is restricted to those instances where it is probable that taxable profit will be available against which the difference can be utilised.

The amount of the asset or liability is determined using tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the balance sheet date and are expected to apply when the deferred tax liabilities or assets are settled or recovered. Deferred tax balances are not discounted.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset when the Group has a legally enforceable right to offset current tax assets and liabilities and the deferred tax assets and liabilities relate to taxes levied by the same tax authority on either:

·     the same taxable group company; or

·     different company entities which intend either to settle current tax assets and liabilities on a net basis, or to realise the assets and settle the liabilities simultaneously, in each future period in which significant amounts of deferred tax assets and liabilities are expected to be settled or recovered.

 

Inventories

 

Inventories are initially recognised at cost, and subsequently at the lower of the cost and net realisable value. Cost comprises all costs of purchase, costs of conversion and other costs incurred in bringing the inventories to their present location and condition.

Foreign currencies

Assets and liabilities in foreign currencies are translated into Sterling at the rates of exchange ruling of the Statement of Financial Position date.  Transactions in foreign currencies are translated into Sterling at the rate of exchange ruling at the date of the transaction.  Exchange differences are taken into account in arriving at operating profit.

 

Operating segments

 

Operating segments are reported in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the chief operating decision-maker. The chief operating decision maker has been identified as the management team including the Chief Executive Officers and the Chief Financial Officer.

The Board considers that the Group's project activity constitutes two operating and two reporting segments, as defined under IFRS 8. Management reviews the performance of the Group by reference to total results against budget.

The total profit measures are operating profit and profit for the year, both disclosed on the face of the combined income statement. No differences exist between the basis of preparation of the performance measures used by management and the figures in the Group financial information.

Derivative financial instruments

 

The Group enters into a variety of derivative financial instruments to manage its exposure to foreign exchange rate risk, through the use of foreign exchange rate forward contracts.

 

Derivatives are initially recognised at fair value at the date the derivative contracts are entered into and are subsequently re-measured to their fair value at the end of each reporting period.  The resulting gain or loss is recognised in profit or loss immediately unless the derivative is designated and effective as a hedging instrument, in which event the timing of the recognition in profit or loss depends on the nature of the hedge relationship.

 

Earnings per share

 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year, excluding treasury shares and shares in employee benefit trusts, determined in accordance with the provisions of IAS 33 earnings per Share. Diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year adjusted for the potentially dilutive ordinary shares.

 

Changes in accounting policies

 

At the date of authorisation of these financial statements, certain new standards, amendments and interpretations to existing standards have been published by the IASB but are not yet effective, and have not been adopted early by the Group. Management anticipates that all of the relevant pronouncements will be adopted in the Group's accounting policies for the first period beginning after the effective date of the pronouncement. Information on new standards, amendments and interpretations that are expected to be relevant to the Group's financial statements is provided below. Certain other new standards and interpretations have been issued but are not expected to have a material impact on the Group's financial statements.

IFRS 9 'FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS'

 

The IASB have released IFRS 9 'Financial Instruments', representing the completion of its project to replace IAS 39 'Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement'. The new standard introduces extensive changes to IAS 39's guidance on the classification and measurement of financial assets and introduces a new 'expected credit loss' model for the impairment of financial assets. IFRS 9 also provides new guidance on the application of hedge accounting. The Group's management have yet to assess the impact of IFRS 9 on these consolidated financial statements. The new standard is required to be applied for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018.

IFRS 15 'REVENUE FROM CONTRACTS WITH CUSTOMERS'

 

IFRS 15 presents new requirements for the recognition of revenue, replacing IAS 18 'Revenue', IAS 11 'Construction Contracts', and several revenue-related interpretations. The new standard establishes a control-based revenue recognition model and provides additional guidance in many areas not covered in detail under existing IFRSs, including how to account for arrangements with multiple performance obligations, variable pricing, customer refund rights, supplier repurchase options, and other common complexities. IFRS 15 is effective for reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. The Group's management have not yet assessed the impact of IFRS 15 on these consolidated financial statements.

IFRS 16 'LEASES'

 

IFRS 16 represents new requirements for the recognition of operating leases, replacing IAS 17 'Leases'. The new standard requires that certain operating leases are disclosed within the Statement of Financial Position. The Group's management have yet to assess the impact of IFRS 16 on these consolidated financial statements. The new standard is required to be applied for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019.

Critical accounting estimates and judgements

 

The Group makes certain estimates and assumptions regarding the future. Estimates and judgements are continually evaluated based on historical experience and other factors, including the expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. In the future, actual experience may differ from these estimates and assumptions. The estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year are discussed below.

Judgements and accounting estimates and assumptions

 

a)   Inventories

Inventories are initially recognised at cost, and subsequently at the lower of the cost and net realisable value.  There is judgement involved in assessing the level of inventory provision required in respect of slow moving inventory.

The Group make a 50% provision for perishable items of stock that are greater than 18 months old. Should the Group increase the provision to 100% of perishable items that are greater than 18 months old, this would decrease profit by £114,000.

b)    Intangible assets acquired

On acquisition of Treasured Scents (2014) Limited the group has recognised the customer list also obtained in the business combination. The valuation of the customer list is based on judgement involved in assessing the projected future cashflows arising from those customers. Further judgement is involved in assessing the life of the intangible asset and a suitable discount rate to be used to measure the future revenues to present value.

On acquisition of Retra Holdings Limited the group has recognised the customer list and brands obtained in the business combination.

The valuation of the customer list is based on judgement involved in assessing the projected future cashflows arising from those customers. Further judgement is involved in assessing the life of the intangible asset and a suitable discount rate to be used to measure the future revenues to present value. A one per cent increase in the discount rate from 15% to 16% would reduce the fair value of customer lists by approximately £220,000.  A reduction in the growth rate of cash flows beyond the five-year period from 4.5% to 3.5% would reduce the fair value of customer list by approximately £130,000.

The valuation of the brands is based on judgement involved in assessing the future royalties arising from the 'Technic' and 'Man'Stuff' brands. Further judgement is involved in assessing the life of the intangible asset and a suitable discount rate to be used to measure the future revenues to present value. A one per cent increase in the discount rate from 15% to 16% would reduce the fair value of brands by approximately £150,000.

 

2.    Segmental information

 

For management purposes, the Group is organised into two operating segments; Branded and Close-out.   The segment 'W7 Branded' relates to the sale of own branded products whereas 'close-out' relates to the purchase of third party stock which is then repackaged for sale.  These segments are the basis on which the Group reports internally to the Board. 

Year ended 31 December

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2016

 

Own Brand

Close-out

Total

Own Brand

Close-out

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

26,890

5,659

32,549

21,862

621

22,483

Cost of sales

(16,012)

(3,899)

        (19,911)

(13,078)

(614)

(13,692)

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

Gross profit

10,878

1,760

12,638

8,784

7

8,791

Administrative expenses

(4,423)

(935)

(5,358)

(2,483)

(152)

(2,635)

Exceptional items

(386)

-

(386)

(1,739)

-

(1,739)

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

Segment result

6,069

825

6,894

4,562

(145)

4,417

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of segment result to profit before tax:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment result

6,069

825

6,894

4,562

(145)

4,417

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

(37)

-

(37)

(16)

-

(16)

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

Profit before tax

6,032

825

6,857

4,546

(145)

4,401

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of total revenue by geographical market:

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

12,070

4,507

16,577

9,617

615

10,232

USA

2,483

160

2,643

2,612

-

2,612

Australia

3,740

156

3,896

2,315

-

2,315

Rest of World

8,597

836

9,433

7,324

-

7,324

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

Total

26,890

5,659

32,549

21,868

615

22,483

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

During the year ended 31 December 2017, the Group had 1 customer that exceeded 10% of total revenue being 11%. During the year ended 31 December 2016, the Group had 1 customer that exceeded 10% of total revenue being 12%.

 

Information regarding segment assets and liabilities as at 31 December 2017 and capital expenditure for the period then ended:

 

 

Own Brand

Close-out

Eliminations*

Total

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

76,389

3,108

(31,239)

48,258

Total liabilities

 

(5,112)

(817)

(1,905)

(7,834)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible asset additions

 

1,483

-

-

1,483

Intangible asset additions

 

12,539

-

-

12,539

 

 

                

                

                

                

Total capital expenditure

 

14,022

-

-

14,022

 

 

                

                

                

                

*The eliminations are as a result of adjustments arising on consolidation of the financial statements.

 

3.    Operating profit

 

Operating profit for the period is stated after charging/ (crediting):

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Foreign exchange loss/(gain)

71

(28)

Depreciation and amortisation

653

115

Loss on disposal of fixed asset

6

8

Operating lease costs

373

263

Exceptional costs

386

1,739

 

                

                

 

Exceptional costs in the year ended 31 December 2017 of £386,000 relate to legal and professional fees incurred on the acquisition of Retra Holdings Limited (2016: costs in relation to listing the company on AIM £1,739,000).

 

Analysis of auditor's remuneration is as follows:

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Fees payable to the Company's auditor for the audit of the Group's annual accounts

20

13

Fees payable to the Company's auditor for the audit of subsidiary companies

66

49

 

                

                

 

86

62

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

2017

£'000

2016

£'000

Other services pursuant to legislation:

 

 

Tax advice

1

30

Transaction related services

114

308

 

                

                

Total non-audit fees

115

338

 

                

                

 

4.    Staff costs

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Wages and salaries

3,099

1,413

Social security costs

205

159

Pension costs

14

6

 

                

                

 

3,318

1,578

 

                

                

 

The average monthly number of employees during the period was as follows:

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

No.

No.

Directors

6

3

Administrative

6

5

Finance

3

2

Warehouse

25

22

Sales

4

4

Other

8

4

 

                

                

 

52

40

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2017

2016

Directors' remuneration, included in staff costs

£'000

£'000

Salaries

653

330

Bonus

-

150

Pension contributions

-

-

 

                

                

 

653

480

 

                

                

 

Remuneration in respect of Directors was as follows:

 

 

Salary /fees

Bonus

Benefits

Pension contribution

 2017

2016

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Executive Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Garston

 

60

-

-

-

60

10

S Bazini

 

200

-

6

-

206

146

E Macleod

 

200

-

5

-

205

146

N Rodol

 

112

-

-

-

112

166

Non-executive Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K Sadler

 

40

-

-

-

40

7

P Hagon

 

30

-

-

-

30

5

 

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

 

642

-

11

-

653

480

 

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

 

Number of Shares at January 2017

Number of Shares Awarded in the year

Number of shares Lapsed in the year

Number of Shares at December 2017

Exercise Price

Earliest Exercise Date

Exercise Expiry Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N Rodol

-

105,262

-

105,262

237.5p

29/06/2020

29/06/2027

 

                

                

                

                

 

 

 

Total share options

-

105,262

-

105,262

 

 

 

 

                

                

                

                

 

 

 

 

The directors of the Group are the only key management personnel.

 

5.    Finance expense

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Loan interest

15

16

HP interest

5

-

Other interest

17

-

 

                

                

 

37

16

 

                

                

 

6.    Income tax

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Current tax expense

 

 

Current tax on profits for the period

1,473

1,225

Adjustment in respect of previous periods

(30)

19

 

                

                

 

1,443

1,244

Deferred tax expense

 

 

Origination and reversal of temporary differences

(59)

16

 

                

                

Total tax expense

1,384

1,260

 

                

                

 

The reasons for the difference between the actual tax charge for the year and the standard rate of corporation tax in the United Kingdom applied to profit for the year as follows:

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Profit for the period before tax

6,857

4,401

 

 

 

Expected tax charge based on corporation tax rate of 19.25% (2016: 20%)

1,319

880

Expenses not deductible for tax purposes

178

361

Other adjustments

                         4

3

Prior year adjustments

(30)

19

Adjustment to deferred tax to average rate

(87)

(3)

 

                

                

Total tax expense

1,384

1,260

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

The UK corporation tax at the standard rate for the year is 19.0% (2016: 20.0%).

 

In July 2015 the UK government announced its intention to reduce the standard corporation tax rate to 18% by 2020. The measure to reduce the rate to 19% for the financial year beginning 1 April 2017 and to 18% for the financial year beginning 1 April 2020 were substantively enacted on 26 October 2015 and have been reflected in the calculation of deferred tax in the December 2017 numbers.

 

 

7.    Subsidiaries

 

At the period end, the Group has the following subsidiaries:

Subsidiary name

Nature of business

Place of incorporation

Percentage owned

Warpaint Cosmetic Group Limited

Holding company

England and Wales

100%

Warpaint Cosmetics (2014) Limited*

Wholesaler

England and Wales

100%

Treasured Scents (2014) Limited

Wholesaler

England and Wales

100%

Treasured Scents Limited*

Holding company

England and Wales

100%

Warpaint Cosmetics Inc.

Dormant

U.S.A.

100%

Retra Holdings Limited

Holding company

England and Wales

100%

Badgequo Limited*

Wholesaler

England and Wales

100%

Retra Own Label Limited*

Dormant

England and Wales

100%

Badgequo Deutschland GmbH*

Supply chain management

Germany

100%

Badgequo Hong Kong Limited*

Supply chain management

Hong Kong

100%

* indicates indirect interest

 

On 30 November 2017, the Company acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Retra Holdings Limited and its subsidiary undertaking Badgequo Limited, Retra Own Label Limited, Badgequo Deutschland GmbH and Badgequo Hong Kong Limited

 

All the other entities detailed above have been in existence for the whole of the reporting period.

 

The registered office for all UK incorporated subsidiaries is Units B&C, Orbital Forty Six, The Ridgeway Trading Estate, Iver, Bucks. SL0 9HW.

 

The registered office for the USA incorporated subsidiary is 160 Greentree Drive, Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904, Kent County, USA.

 

The registered office for the German incorporated subsidiary is Robert-Bosch-Straße 10, Haus 1, 56410 Montabaur, Germany.

 

The registered office for the Hong Kong incorporated subsidiary is 12F, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong.

 

8.    Acquisitions

 

Retra Holdings Limited

 

On 30 November 2017, the Group acquired the entire share capital of Retra Holdings Limited ("Retra Holdings)"), a cosmetics wholesaler based in the UK. The principal reason for acquiring Retra Holdings was due to the company operating in the same industry, it also holds additional customer base, product ranges and brands.

 

Retra has contributed £1,323,000 to revenue for the period between the date of acquisition and the balance sheet date. Had Retra Holdings been consolidated from 1 January 2017, the consolidated income statement for the year ended 31 December 2017 would show additional revenue of £18,944,000 and profit before tax of £1,849,000.

The provisional fair value of the net assets at the acquisition date is as follows:

Book value

Fair value adjustment

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Brands

-

3,802

3,802

Customer lists

-

5,865

5,865

Property, plant and equipment

929

-

929

Stock

4,088

-

4,088

Trade and other receivables

8,698

-

8,698

Cash and cash equivalents

242

-

242

Trade and other payables

(2,234)

-

(2,234)

Corporation tax

(74)

-

(74)

Loans

(8,687)

-

(8,687)

Deferred tax liability

-

(1,740)

(1,740)

 

                

                

                

Net assets acquired

2,962

7,927

10,889

 

 

 

 

Goodwill arising on acquisition

 

 

7,469

 

 

 

                

Consideration

 

 

18,358

 

 

                

The gross contractual amount of trade receivables is equal to the fair value.

Goodwill comprises the value of expected synergies and other opportunities arising from the acquisition, management know how, the skilled work force employed by Retra Holdings Limited and other intangible assets that do not qualify for separate recognition. None of the goodwill recognised is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.

The fair value of consideration paid is as follows:

 

£'000

 

 

 

Cash consideration

 

16,200

Share consideration

 

2,158

 

 

                

 

 

18,358

 

 

                

 

Share consideration is based on the issue of 1,052,631 shares at a market value on 30 November 2017 at £2.05 per share.

 

The final consideration amount is dependent on an EBITDA statement to be agreed according to the Sale and Purchase agreement terms and delivery of the statutory accounts of Retra Holdings Limited. The purchase price was £18.36 million (£16.2 million in cash and £2 million of consideration shares) this being the maximum amount payable. On delivery of a final EBITDA statement to the previous owners of Retra, which will be after the date of these accounts the actual consideration will be determined and this is likely to lead to a repayment to the Group, although the amount at the date of these accounts is not certain.

 

 

The profit and loss for Retra Holdings Limited from the date of acquisition to 31 December 2017 is as follows:

 

£'000

 

 

Revenue

1,323

Cost of sales

(796)

 

                

Gross profit

527

 

 

Administrative expenses

(368)

Finance expense

(20)

 

                

Profit before tax

139

 

 

Tax expense

(21)

 

                

Total comprehensive income for the period

118

 

                

 

Treasured Scents (2014) Limited

 

On 11 November 2016, the Group acquired the entire share capital of Treasured Scents (2014) Limited ("Treasured Scents (2014)"), a close-out cosmetics wholesaler based in the UK. The principal reason for acquiring Treasured Scents was due to the company operating in the same industry and the client relationships maintained by the directors, Mr E. Macleod and Mr S. Bazini.

 

Treasured Scents (2014) has contributed £621,260 to revenue for the period between the date of acquisition and the balance sheet date. Had Treasured Scents been consolidated from 1 January 2016, the consolidated income statement for the year ended 31 December 2016 would show revenue of £26,968,000 and profit before tax of £4,927,000.

 

The fair value of the net assets at the acquisition date is as follows:

 

Book value

Fair value adjustment

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Client relationships

-

1,318

1,318

Property, plant and equipment

14

-

14

Stock

960

-

960

Trade and other receivables

1,142

-

1,142

Cash and cash equivalents

98

-

98

Trade and other payables

(334)

-

(334)

Current tax liabilities

(116)

-

(116)

Deferred tax liabilities

-

(250)

(250)

 

                

                

                

Net assets acquired

1,764

1,068

2,832

 

 

 

 

Goodwill arising on acquisition

 

 

513

 

 

 

                

Consideration

 

 

3,345

 

 

 

                

 

The gross contractual amount of trade receivables is equal to the fair value.

Goodwill comprises the value of expected synergies and other opportunities arising from the acquisition, management know how, the skilled work force employed by Treasured Scents (2014) Limited and other intangible assets that do not qualify for separate recognition. None of the goodwill recognised is expected to be deductible for tax purposes. The fair value of consideration has been calculated by means of an EBITDA multiple supported by a discounted cashflow model.

The fair value of consideration paid is as follows:

 

 

£'000

 

 

 

Share consideration

 

3,345

 

 

                

 

 

3,345

 

 

                

 

The profit and loss for Treasured Scents (2014) Limited from the date of acquisition to 31 December 2016 is as follows:

 

£'000

 

 

Revenue

615

Cost of sales

(614)

 

                

Gross profit

1

 

 

Administrative expenses

(152)

 

                

Loss before tax

(151)

 

 

Tax expense

19

 

                

Total comprehensive loss for the period

(132)

 

                

 

9.    Goodwill

 

Cost

 

£'000

At 1 January 2017

 

513

 

 

 

Arising on acquisition of Retra Holdings Limited

 

7,469

 

 

                

At 31 December 2017

 

7,982

 

 

                

Impairment

 

 

At 31 December 2016 and 31 December 2017

 

-

 

 

                

 

 

 

Net book value

 

                

At 31 December 2017

 

7,982

 

 

                

At 31 December 2016

 

513

 

 

                

 

Goodwill represents the excess of consideration over the fair value of the Group's share of the net identifiable assets of the acquired subsidiary at the date of acquisition.

Goodwill arising on acquisition in the year ended 31 December 2016 relates to the Group's acquisition of Treasured Scents (2014) Limited. Goodwill arising on acquisition in the year ended 31 December 2017 relates to the Group's acquisition of Retra Holdings Limited.

Impairment is calculated by comparing the carrying amounts to the value in use derived from discounted cash flow projections for Treasured Scents and Retra Holdings. A CGU is deemed to be an individual division and these have been grouped together into similar classes for the purpose of formulating operating segments as reported in note 2. Value in use calculations are based on a discounted cash flow model ("DCF") for the subsidiary, which discounts expected cash flows over a five-year period using a pre-tax discount rate of 15% (2016: 15%). Cash flows beyond the five-year period are extrapolated using the average growth rate of 4.5% (2016: 0.5%). The average growth rate beyond the five-year period is lower than current growth rates and is in line with Management's expectations for the business. Management have performed the annual impairment review as recognised by IAS 36 and have concluded that no impairment is indicated with the fair value of goodwill exceeding book value.

 

Key Assumptions and sensitivity to changes in assumptions

The key assumptions are based upon management's historical experience. The calculation of VIU is most sensitive to the following assumptions:

·     Sales and EBITDA - this is based on reasonable forecasts for the first year. These have been forecasted for years two to five based on expected sales trends

·     Discount Rate - pre-tax discount rate of 15% reflects the Directors' estimate of an appropriate rate of return, taking into account the relevant risk factors

·     Growth Rate - used to extrapolate beyond the budget period and for terminal values based on a long term average growth rate of 4.5% (2016: 0.5%).

Management believe that no reasonably possible change in key assumptions would lead to an impairment of goodwill.

 

10.  Intangible assets

 

 

Brands

Customer list

Patents

Website

Licences

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

-

-

91

-

-

91

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On acquisition of subsidiaries

-

1,318

-

-

-

1,318

Additions

-

-

41

30

6

77

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2016

-

1,318

132

30

6

1,486

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On acquisition of subsidiaries

3,802

5,865

-

-

-

9,667

Additions

-

-

42

10

-

52

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2017

3,802

7,183

174

40

6

11,205

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

-

-

26

-

-

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charge for the year

                -

                44

8

4

1

57

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2016

-

44

34

4

1

83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charge for the year

63

382

16

7

1

469

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2017

63

426

50

11

2

552

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2017

3,739

6,757

124

29

4

10,653

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2016

-

1,274

98

26

5

1,403

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 1 January 2016

-

-

65

-

-

65

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.  Property, plant and equipment

 

 

Land and buildings

Plant and machinery

Fixtures and fittings

Computer equipment

Motor vehicles

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

1,400

83

26

35

-

1,544

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions

-

6

43

42

72

163

On acquisition of subsidiary

-

2

4

-

8

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disposals

(1,400)

-

-

(9)

-

(1,409)

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2016

-

91

73

68

80

312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additions

-

5

440

22

88

555

On acquisition of subsidiary

-

731

60

137

-

928

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disposals

-

-

-

-

(40)

(40)

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2017

-

827

573

227

128

1,755

 

                

                

                

                

                

                


Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

37

26

3

3

-

69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charge for year

14

14

9

10

11

58

On disposals

(51)

-

-

(1)

-

(52)

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2016

-

40

12

12

11

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charge for year

-

25

122

16

21

184

On disposals

-

-

-

-

(1)

(1)

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2017

-

65

134

28

31

258

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2017

-

762

439

199

97

1,497

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 31 December 2016

-

51

61

56

69

237

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

At 1 January 2016

1,363

57

23

32

-

1,475

 

                

                

                

                

                

                

 

The net book value of assets held under finance leases or hire purchase contracts, included above are as follows:

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Plant and machinery

21

-

Computer equipment

67

-

 

                

                

 

88

-

 

                

                

 

12.  Inventories

 

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Finished goods

11,645

7,858

Provision

(114)

(189)

 

                

                

 

11,531

7,669

 

                

                

 

The cost of inventories recognised as an expense and included in 'cost of sales' amounted to £19,215,000 in the year ended 31 December 2017 (2016: £11,690,172).

 

13.     Trade and other receivables

 

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Trade receivables - gross

12,076

2,674

Allowance for doubtful debts

(173)

(110)

 

                

                

Trade receivables - net

11,903

2,564

Other receivables

572

16

Prepayments and accrued income

751

2,784

 

                

                

Total

13,226

5,364

 

                

                

 

The directors consider that the carrying value of trade and other receivables measured at book value and amortised cost approximates to fair value.

 

The individually impaired receivables are over three months past due and relate to the supply of goods to customers. A provision is recognised for amounts not expected to be recovered. Movements in the accumulated impairment losses on trade receivables were as follows:

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Accumulated impairment losses at 1 January

110

100

Additional impairment losses recognised during the year, net

93

12

Amounts written off during the year as uncollectible

(30)

(2)

Effect of translation to presentation currency

-

-

 

                

                

Accumulated impairment losses at 31 December

173

110

 

                

                

 

The impairment losses recognised during the year are net of a credit of £52,000 (2016: £2,000) relating to the recovery of amounts previously written off as uncollectable.

 

14.  Trade and other payables

 

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Current

 

 

Trade payables

1,671

2,537

Social security and other taxes

568

-

Other payables

41

23

Accruals and deferred income

1,257

281

 

                

                

Total

3,537

2,841

 

                

                

 

The directors consider that the carrying value of trade and other payables measured at book value and amortised cost approximates to fair value. Included in other payables are amounts owed to directors of £nil as at 31 December 2017 (2016: £16,918). The amounts owed to the directors are interest free and are repayable on demand.

 

15.  Loans and borrowings

 

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Bank loans

 

-

Repayable within 1 year

401

-

Repayable within 2 - 5 years

221

-

 

                

                

 

622

-

 

                

                

 

 

 

Hire purchase finance

 

-

Repayable within 1 year

181

-

Repayable within 2 - 5 years

593

-

 

                

                

 

774

-

 

                

                

Total

 

 

Repayable within 1 year

582

-

Repayable within 2 - 5 years

814

-

 

                

                

 

1,396

-

 

                

                

 

The interest rates expected are as follows:

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

%

%

Finance loans

7

-

Bank loans

10

-

 

                

                

 

16.  Deferred Tax

 

Deferred tax is calculated in full on temporary differences under the liability method using tax rate of 19%-20%.

The movement on the deferred tax account is as shown below:

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Opening balance

278

11

On acquisition of subsidiary

1,740

251

 

 

 

Recognised in profit and loss:

 

 

Tax expense

(59)

16

 

                

                

Closing balance

1,959

278

 

                

                

 

The deferred tax has arisen due to the timing difference on accelerated capital allowances amounting to £57,000 (2016: £36,000) and on the intangible assets acquired in a business combination amounting to £1,902,000 (2016: £242,000).

 

In July 2015 the UK government announced its intention to reduce the standard corporation tax rate to 17% by 2020. The measure to reduce the rate to 19% for the financial year beginning 1 April 2017 and to 18% for the financial year beginning 1 April 2020 were substantively enacted on 26 October 2015 and have been reflected in the calculation of deferred tax in the December 2017 numbers.

 

 

17.     Dividends

 

Year to December 2017

Paid

Amount per share

Total £'000

 

 

 

 

Final dividend - 2016

13 Jul 17

1.5p

968

Interim dividend - 2017

13 Nov 17

1.4p

904

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

1,872

 

 

 

                

 

Year to December 2016

Paid

Amount per share

Total £'000

 

 

 

 

Interim dividend

4 April 16

£12,000

1,200

Interim dividend

25 Nov 16

9.79p

1,600

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

2,800

 

 

 

                

The payment of dividends prior to the group restructuring on 11 November 2016 were based on 100 ordinary shares in issue.

 

18.  Called up share capital

 

 

 

 

 

As at 31 December

 

Date

 

 

No of shares

2017

 

 

 

 

'000

£'000

Allotted and issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary shares of £1 each

 

 

 

 

 

Share issue on incorporation

11 Nov 16

 

 

16,340

16,340

Sub-division to A and B shares

15 Nov 16

 

 

16,340

-

Cancellation of B shares

21 Nov 16

 

 

(16,340)

(849)

Consolidation and subdivision of shares into ordinary shares 25p

24 Nov 16

 

 

45,621

-

 

 

 

 

                

                

Ordinary shares of £0.25 each

 

 

 

61,961

15,491

New share issue

30 Nov 16

 

 

2,577

644

 

 

 

 

                

                

At 1 January 2017

 

 

 

64,538

16,135

 

 

 

 

 

 

New share issue

30 Nov 17

 

 

12,211

3,052

 

 

 

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

76,749

19,187

 

 

 

 

                

                

 

On 30 November 2017, the company issued 12,210,525 ordinary £0.25 shares resulting in an increased share capital of £3,052,631.

 

All ordinary shares carry equal rights.

 

19.  Other Reserves

 

Share premium

The share premium reserve contains the premium arising on the issue of equity shares, net of issue expenses incurred by the company. On 30 November 2017, the company issued 11,157,894 ordinary £0.25 shares at a price of £1.90 for cash and 1,052,631 shares at a price of £2.05 per share as consideration for an acquisition, resulting in share premium of £20,216,000 less directly attributable share issue costs of £857,000.

 

Retained earnings

Retained earnings represent cumulative profits or losses, net of dividends and other adjustments.

 

Merger reserve

The merger reserve arose due to the group reconstruction in 2016. The effect of the application of merger accounting principles on the merger reserve is that the share capital and other distributable reserves that existed in Warpaint Cosmetics Group Limited (the company) as at the point Warpaint London PLC legally acquired Warpaint Cosmetics Group Limited is accounted for as if it had been in existence as at 31 December 2015 and as at the 1 January 2015. The corresponding entry being the merger reserve so the overall net assets as at the comparative dates are not affected.

 

The 2016 movement on the merger reserve arose due to the acquisition of Treasured Scent (2014) Limited on 11 November 2016. The shareholders of Treasured Scent (2014) Limited transferred their shares to Warpaint London PLC in exchange for shares in Warpaint London PLC, the difference in fair value of the consideration was £2,005,233. This is adjusted through the merger reserve as it is considered part of the consideration paid by Warpaint London PLC to acquire Treasured Scents (2014) Limited.

 

The 2017 movement in merger reserve represents the difference between the issue price and the nominal value of shares issued as consideration for the acquisition of subsidiary undertaking.

 

Other reserves

'Other reserves' have arisen from the share-based payment charge. The shares over which the options were issued are that of the parent company.

 

 

20.  Share based payments

 

Movements in the number of options and their weighted average exercise prices are as follows:

 

 

 

 

Weighted average exercise price (pence)

Number of options

 

 

 

2017

2017

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at the beginning of the year

 

 

-

-

Granted during the year

 

 

237.5

277,788

Expired during the year

 

 

-

(21,896)

 

 

 

                

                

Outstanding at the end of the year

 

 

237.5

255,892

 

 

 

                

                

 

The weighted average remaining contractual life of the options is 2.5 years.

 

The following options over ordinary shares have been granted by the Company:

 

Exercise price

Exercise period

Number of options

 

Pence

(years)

 

29 June 2017

237.50

3

277,788

 

At the date of grant, the options were valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The fair value per options granted and the assumptions used in the calculations were as follows:

 

 

 

 

29 June 17

Expected volatility

 

 

 

64%

Expected life (years)

 

 

 

3

Risk-free interest rate

 

 

 

0.38%

Expected dividend yield

 

 

 

2%

Fair value per option (£)

 

 

 

0.963

 

On 29 June 2017, Warpaint London PLC granted in aggregate over 277,788 ordinary shares of 25 pence each in the Company under the Enterprise Management Incentive Scheme to all staff members, including the Company's Chief Financial Officer, Neil Rodol, but excluding all other directors. The Options are exercisable for a period of seven years from 29 June 2020, subject to certain performance conditions being met, including that the compound annual growth rate in the Company's earnings per share must exceed 8 per cent over the three financial years commencing 1 January 2017, subject to the discretion of the Company's remuneration committee. The charge in the statement of comprehensive income for the share-based payments during the year was £45,091.

 

 

21.  Related party transactions

 

Transactions between the company and its subsidiaries, which are related parties, have been eliminated on consolidation. Related party transactions are considered to be conducted at arm's length.

 

Key management personnel are considered to be the Directors. Compensation of key management personnel (including Directors) is disclosed in note 4 with the exception of dividends and drawings which are disclosed in note 17.

 

During 2017, Treasured Scents (2014) Ltd paid rent in the sum of £Nil (2016: £123,750) to Trading Scents Group Limited, of which Mr Macleod is a director. At the year end the amount due to Trading Scents Group Limited was £Nil (2016: £Nil).

 

During 2017, Warpaint Cosmetics (2014) Ltd paid rent in the sum of £120,000 (2016: £30,000) to Trading Scents Group Limited, of which Mr Macleod is a director. At the year end the amount due to Trading Scents Group Limited was £80,000 (2016: £Nil).

 

During 2017, Warpaint Cosmetics (2014) Ltd paid rent in the sum of £120,000 (2016: £153,750) to Direct Supplies (2014) Group Limited, of which Mr Bazini is a director. At the year end the amount due to Direct Supplies (2014) Group Limited was £Nil (2016: £Nil).

 

During 2017, Warpaint Cosmetics (2014) Ltd paid consultancy fees in the sum of £nil (2016: £150,000) to Outdoor Girl Limited, of which Mr Rodol is a director.

 

During the year, the company advanced £12,500 (2016: £15,000) to Mr S Bazini, a director of the company. During the year, the director repaid £26,276 (2016: £93,803). Mr S Bazini incurred expenses on behalf of the company totalling £1,804 (2016: £2,002). At the year end the company owed the sums of £Nil (2016: £15,779) to Mr S Bazini.

 

During the year, the company advanced £12,500 (2016: £15,000) to Mr E Macleod, a director of the company. During the year, the director repaid £17,711 (2016: £84,803). Mr E Macleod was reimbursed expenses on behalf of the company totalling £4,071 (2016: £2,663). At the year end the company owed the sums of £Nil (2016: £1,140) to Mr E MacLeod. 

 

Dividends paid to Mr S Bazini prior to the company listing on AIM totalled £Nil (2016: £600,000). Dividends paid to Mr E Macleod prior to the company listing on AIM totalled £Nil (2016: £600,000).

 

 

22.  Financial instruments

 

Capital risk management

 

The Board has overall responsibility for the determination of the Group's risk management objectives and policies. The overall objective of the Board is to set policies that seek to reduce risk as far as possible without unduly affecting the Group's competitiveness and flexibility. The Group reports in Sterling. All funding requirements and financial risks are managed based on policies and procedures adopted by the Board of Directors.

The Group manages its capital to ensure its ability to continue as a going concern and to maintain an optimal capital structure to reduce cost of capital. The capital structure of the Group comprises equity attributable to equity holders of the Company consisting of invested capital as disclosed in the Statement of Changes in Equity and cash and cash equivalents.

The Group's invested capital is made up of share capital and retained earnings totalling £37,120,000 as at 31 December 2017 (2016: £30,467,000) as shown in the statement of changes in equity.

The Group maintains or adjusts its capital structure through the payment of dividends to shareholders and issue of new shares.

 

 

Year ended 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Financial assets

 

 

Loans and receivables at amortised cost including cash and cash equivalents:

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

3,369

3,503

Trade and other receivables

12,475

2,617

 

                

                

 

15,844

6,120

 

 

 

Financial liabilities

 

 

Trade and other payables

(2,969)

(2,841)

Bank loan

(1,396)

-

 

                

                

 

(4,365)

(2,841)

 

                

                

Net

11,479

3,279

 

                

                

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

This comprises cash and short-term deposits held by the Group. The carrying amount of these assets approximates their fair value.

 

General risk management principles

 

The Group's activities expose it to a variety of risks including market risk (interest rate risk), credit risk and liquidity risk. The Group manages these risks through an effective risk management programme and through this programme, the Board seeks to minimise potential adverse effects on the Group's financial performance. The Directors have an overall responsibility for the establishment of the Group's risk management framework. A formal risk assessment and management framework for assessing, monitoring and managing the strategic, operational and financial risks of the Group is in place to ensure appropriate risk management of its operations.

 

The following represent the key financial risks that the Group faces:

 

Market risk

 

The Group's activities expose it to the financial risk of interest rates.

 

Interest rate risk

 

The Group's interest rate exposure arises mainly from its interest-bearing borrowings. Contractual agreements entered into at floating rates expose the entity to cash flow risk. Interest rate risk also arises on the Group's cash and cash equivalents. The Group does not enter into derivative transactions in order to hedge against its exposure to interest rate fluctuations.  An increase in the rate of interest by 100 basis points would decrease profits by £13,000 (2016: £Nil) with an increase in profits by the same amount for a decrease in the rate of interest by 100 basis points.

 

Credit risk

 

Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the Group if a customer or a counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations.

 

The Group's principal financial assets are trade and other receivables and bank balances and cash. The credit risk on liquid funds is limited because the counterparties are banks with high credit-ratings assigned by international credit-rating agencies.

 

The Group's credit risk is primarily attributable to trade receivables. The Group has a policy of assessing credit worthiness of potential and existing customers before entering into transactions. There is ongoing credit evaluation on the financial condition of accounts receivable using independent ratings where available or by assessment of the customer's credit quality based on its financial position, past experience and other factors. The Group manages the collection of its receivables through its ongoing contact with customers so as to ensure that any potential issues that could result in non-payment of the amounts due are addressed as soon as identified.

 

The maximum exposure to credit risk in respect of the above is the carrying value of financial assets recorded in the financial statements. At 31 December 2017, the Group has trade receivables of £11,903,000 (2016: £2,564,000).

 

The following table provides an analysis of trade receivables that were due, but not impaired, at each financial year end.  The Group believes that the balances are ultimately recoverable based on a review of past impairment history and the current financial status of customers.

 

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Current

4,241

1,296

1 - 30 days

3,550

1,084

31 - 60 days

2,623

112

61 - 90 days

868

89

91 + days

794

93

Allowance for doubtful debts

(173)

(110)

 

                

                

Total trade receivables - gross

11,903

2,564

 

                

                

 

The Directors are unaware of any factors affecting the recoverability of outstanding balances at 31 December 2017 and, consequently, no further provisions have been made for bad and doubtful debts.

 

Credit quality of financial assets

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

Trade receivables, gross (Note 13):

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Receivable from large companies

3,929

984

Receivable from small or medium-sized companies

312

312

 

                

                

Total neither past due nor impaired

4,241

1,296

 

                

                

 

Past due but not impaired:

 

 

Less than 30 days overdue

3,550

1,084

30 - 90 days overdue

4,112

184

 

                

                

Total past due but not impaired

7,662

1,268

 

                

                

 

Individually determined to be impaired (gross):

 

 

Less than 30 days overdue

-

-

30 - 90 days overdue

173

110

 

                

                

Total individually determined to be impaired (gross)

173

110

 

                

                

 

 

 

Less: Impairment provision

(173)

(110)

 

                

                

Total trade receivables, net of provision for impairment

11,903

2,564

 

                

                

 

Cash and cash equivalents, neither past due nor impaired (Moody's ratings of respective counterparties):

 

As at 31 December

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

A rated

800

-

BAA rated

2,569

3,502

 

                

                

Total cash and cash equivalents

3,369

3,502

 

                

                

 

For the purpose of the groups monitoring of credit quality, large companies or groups are those that, based on information available to management at the point of initially contracting with the entity, have annual turnover in excess of £100,000 (2016: £100,000).

 

 

Liquidity risk

 

Liquidity risk arises from the Group's management of working capital. It is the risk that the Group will encounter difficulty in meeting its financial obligations as they fall due. The Group's policy is to ensure that it will always have sufficient cash to allow it to meet its liabilities when they become due. To achieve this aim, it closely monitors its access to bank and other credit facilities in comparison to its outstanding commitments on a regular basis to ensure that it has sufficient funds to meet the obligations as they fall due.

The Board receives regular forecasts which estimate cash flows over the next eighteen months, so that management can ensure that sufficient funding is in place as it is required.

 

The tables below summarise the maturity profile of the combined group's non-derivative financial liabilities at each financial year end based on contractual undiscounted payments, including estimated interest payments where applicable:

 

Year ended 31 December 2017

 

Less than 6 months

Between 6 months and 1 year

Between 1 and 5 years

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

1,671

-

-

1,671

Other payables

41

-

-

41

Accruals

1,257

-

-

1,257

Bank loans

-

582

814

1,396

Estimated interest

102

63

201

366

 

                

                

                

                

 

3,071

645

1,015

4,731

 

                

                

                

                

 

Year ended 31 December 2016

 

Less than 6 months

Between 6 months and 1 year

Between 1 and 5 years

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

2,537

-

-

2,537

Other payables

23

-

-

23

Accruals

281

-

-

281

Bank loans

-

-

-

-

 

                

                

                

                

 

2,841

-

-

2,841

 

                

                

                

                

 

Foreign exchange risk

 

The Group operates in a number of markets across the world and is exposed to foreign exchange risk arising from various currency exposure in respect of cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables and trade payables, in particular with respect to the US dollar. The Group mitigates its foreign exchange risk by negotiating contracts with key suppliers that offer a flexible discount structure to offset any adverse foreign exchange movements and through the use of forward currency contracts.

 

At December 2017, there were total sums of £304,527 (2016: £495,146) held in foreign currency.

 

A 5% weakening of sterling would result in a £16,000 increase in reported profits and equity, while a 5% strengthening of sterling would result in £14,000 decrease in profits and equity.

 

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Derivatives carried at fair value:

 

 

Exchange (loss)/gain on forward foreign currency contracts

(3)

37

 

                

                

 

The Group, along with other businesses, will face the risk of inflationary pressures through commodities cost increases, further driven by currency weakness post Brexit.

 

Forward contracts and options

The Group enters into forward foreign exchange contracts and options to manage the risk associated with anticipated sale and purchase transactions which are denominated in foreign currencies.

 

As at 31 December 2017, the group has 1 (2016: 2) forward foreign exchange contracts outstanding. Derivative financial instruments are carried at fair value.

 

The following table details the USD foreign currency contracts outstanding as at the balance sheet date.

 

a)     Contracted exchange rate £/$ rate

2017

2016

3 months or less

1.3393

1.2411 - 1.266

3 to 6 months

-

-

 

 

2017

2016

b)    Contract value

£'000

£'000

3 months or less

359

1,398

3 to 6 months

-

-

 

                

                

 

359

1,398

 

                

                

 

 

2017

2016

c)     Foreign currency

$'000

$'000

3 months or less

481

1,750

3 to 6 months

-

-

 

                

                

 

481

1,750

 

                

                

 

Fair value of financial assets and liabilities

 

Financial instruments are measured in accordance with the accounting policy set out in Note 1. All financial instruments are considered to be Level 3 with the exception of foreign currency forward contracts and options which are considered Level 2. The Directors consider that there is no significant difference between the book value and fair value of the Group's financial assets and liabilities and is considered to be immaterial.

 

 

23.          Pension costs

 

The Group operates a defined contribution pension scheme. Contributions payable to the company's pension scheme are charged to the statement of comprehensive income in the period to which they relate. The amount charged to profit in each period was £13,800 (2016: £6,228).

 

24.          Operating lease commitments - Group company as lessee

 

The group leases offices and warehouses under non-cancellable operating lease agreements. The lease terms are between 5-10 years, and are renewable at the end of the lease period at market rate.

 

The future aggregate minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases are as follows:

 

Land and buildings

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Not later than 1 year

466

360

Later than 1 year and not later than 5 years

1,542

1,440

Later than 5 years

1,290

1,650

 

                

                

Total

3,298

3,450

 

                

                

 

 

 

 

 

25.          Controlling party

 

In the opinion of the Directors there is no ultimate controlling party.

 

26.          Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing profit or loss attributable to ordinary equity holders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period.

 

The acquisition of Warpaint Cosmetics Group Limited by Warpaint London PLC on 11 November 2016 has been accounted for using merger accounting principles. The effect of using merger accounting principles on share capital is that the capital that existed as at the point Warpaint London PLC legally acquired Warpaint Cosmetics Group Limited is accounted for as if it had been in existence as at the comparative period end (31 December 2015) and as at the opening balance sheet date (1 January 2015).

 

The weighted average number of shares in issue for the prior year has therefore been stated to reflect the post IPO share capital structure, this adjustment assumes the total shares issued during the IPO were in issue throughout the whole of the current and previous period presented. The weighted average number of shares includes the shares issued as consideration for the acquisition of Treasured Scents (2014) Limited on 11 November 2016. 

 

The weighted average number of shares for the current year includes the shares issued as consideration for the acquisition of Retra Holdings Limited on 30 November 2017. 

 

 

2017

2016

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (pence)

8.34

5.07

 

                

                

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

8.34

5.07

 

                

                

The calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share is based on the following data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2016

Earnings

£'000

£'000

Earnings for the purpose of basic earnings per share, being the net profit

5,473

3,141

 

                

                

 

 

 

Number of shares

2017

2016

Weighted number of ordinary shares for the purpose of basic earnings per share

65,575,658

61,981,720

Potentially dilutive shares awarded

-

-

 

                    

                    

Weighted number of ordinary shares for the purpose of diluted earnings per share

65,575,658

61,981,720

 

                    

                    

 

The 255,862 share options issued during the year has not been included in the computation of diluted earnings per share, as per IAs 33, the share options are not dilutive as they are not likely to be exercised given that the exercise price is higher than the average market price.

27.          Notes supporting statement of cash flows

Significant non-cash transactions from investing activities is the equity consideration for the business combination of £2,158,000. The non-cash transactions arising on the acquisition of Retra are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

929

Stock

 

 

 

4,088

Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

8,698

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

292

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

(2,234)

Corporation tax

 

 

 

(74)

Loans

 

 

 

(8,687)

 

 

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

2,962

 

 

 

 

                

 

Non-cash transactions from financing activities are shown in the table below.

 

 

Non-current loans and borrowings

Current loans and borrowings

 

 

Total

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 1 January 2017

 

-

-

-

Non-cash flows:

 

 

 

 

-       Amounts recognised on business combinations

 

834

7,855

8,689

Cash flows

 

(20)

(7,273)

(7,293)

 

 

                

                

                

At 31 December 2017

 

814

582

1,396

 

 

                

                

                

 


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