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Half-year Report

Released 07:00 01-Aug-2018

RNS Number : 3912W
Aggreko PLC
01 August 2018
 

 

     

AGGREKO PLC INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS

ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

1 AUGUST 2018

 

 

Encouraging first half results: full year guidance unchanged

Building on our strong platform for improved returns

 

Chris Weston, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

 

"These are encouraging results that keep us well on track to deliver our full year guidance.  As we continue to execute on our strategy, we have also completed a comprehensive review of the Group's expected performance over the medium term.  Based on this review, and the detailed action plans we have developed, we are confident that the Group can deliver a return on capital employed in the mid-teens in 2020 with potential for further improvement beyond this."

 

Results summary

 

£m

 

1H18

 

1H17

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE1

Group revenue

857

779

+10% 

+14%

Operating profit

 76

79

- 4%

+8%

Operating profit margin (%)

9

10

 

 

Profit before tax

59

63

-7%

+8%

Diluted EPS(p)

15.85

17.88

-11%

+2%

Operating cash inflow

160

184

 

 

Dividend per share (p)

9.38

9.38

Flat

 

ROCE (%)

11

12

 

 

1Underlying excludes pass-through fuel, currency and 2017 exceptional items.  A reconciliation between reported and underlying performance is detailed on page 10.

 

·      Good underlying1 Group revenue growth of 14%

Rental Solutions underlying1 revenue up 32% (26% excluding hurricanes in North America)

Power Solutions Industrial underlying1 revenue up 15% (up 3% excluding the Winter Olympics)

Power Solutions Utility underlying1 revenue down 15%

·      Profit before tax of £59 million, up 8% on an underlying1 basis

·      Group average megawatts on hire during the six months of 6,560 MW (2017: 6,520 MW)

·      Successful execution of the Commonwealth Games and South Korea Winter Olympics

·      Interim dividend maintained at 9.38p per share

 

Strategic progress update

·      Our strategy, as set out in 2015, focusing on customer, technology and capital efficiency, has evolved to reflect the changing markets

·      Execution of our strategy has strengthened the Group's foundations and is beginning to drive growth

·      Our detailed execution plans, particularly focused on operating margin and capital efficiency, supported by a £50 million cost reduction programme, are expected to improve the financial returns of the Group over the medium term

·      With higher returns in Rental Solutions and Power Solutions Industrial and significant improvement in Power Solutions Utility, we expect the Group to deliver a return on capital employed in the mid-teens in 2020, with potential for further improvement beyond this

 

 

Future results

 

November 2018        Q3 2018 trading update

 

Enquiries

 

Investors and analysts

Jill Sherratt, Aggreko plc

Tom Hull, Aggreko plc

+44 7970 142 486

+44 7342 056 727

 

Media

John Sunnucks

 

Liz Morley

 

 

+44 7919 615 222

+44 7990 003 314

 

 

Analyst presentation

 

A presentation will be held for analysts and investors today at 9.30am (BST) at the London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, EC4M 7LS.

 

A live web-cast and a copy of the slides will be available on our website at www.plc.aggreko.com/investors.

 

 

 

 

 

RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS TO 30 JUNE 2018

 

Reporting changes

 

As previously announced, as a result of the Group's increased sector focus, we have refined our segmental reporting and reassigned all non-utility sector customer contracts from within our Power Solutions Utility business into Power Solutions Industrial.  The details of the impact of this change are contained in Note 4(a) to the Accounts.

 

The Group has also adopted IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' with effect from 1 January 2018.  Note 3 to the Accounts explains these changes in detail.

 

Comparative figures for 2017 have been restated to reflect both the above changes. 

 

 

Group trading performance

 

£m

 

 

 

 

post 2017 exceptional items

 

1H18

1H17

REPORTED

Change

UNDERLYING CHANGE1  

1H17

REPORTED

Change

UNDERLYING CHANGE2

Group revenue

857

779

+10% 

+14%

 

 

 

Operating profit

 76

79

-4%

+8%

69

+10%

+25%

Operating profit margin (%)

9

10

 

 

9

 

 

Profit before tax

59

63

-7%

+8%

53

+10%

+30%

Diluted EPS(p)

15.85

17.88

-11%

+2%

14.98

+6%

+23%

Operating cash inflow

160

184

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend per share (p)

9.38

9.38

 

 

 

 

 

ROCE(%)

11

12

 

 

9

 

 

2 Underlying excludes pass-through fuel and currency.

 

Underlying1 Group revenue rose 14%, driven by a strong performance in Rental Solutions which offset the decline in Power Solutions Utility. Underlying1 profit before tax was up 8% at £59 million.  The operating margin was 9% (2017: 10%) as good growth in Rental Solutions was offset by Power Solutions Utility off-hires and lower operating profit in our Power Solutions Industrial business. The lower margin resulted in a reduction in the Group's return on capital employed (ROCE) to 11% (2017: 12%).  Diluted earnings per share (DEPS) were 15.85 pence (2017: 17.88 pence, excluding exceptional items). 

 

 

 

Divisional headlines

 

REVENUE £m

 

 

2018

2017

REPORTED CHANGE

 UNDERLYING CHANGE1

 

 

 

 

 

Rental Solutions

386

307

26%

32%

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

    Industrial

219

212

3%

15%

    Utility excl. pass-through fuel

163

218

(25)%

(15)%

    Pass-through fuel

89

42

113%

151%

Group

857

779

10%

14%

 

OPERATING PROFIT £m

POST 2017 EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS

 

2018

2017

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE1

2017

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental Solutions

40

14

169%

192%

11

235%

267%

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

23

31

(24)%

(15)%

26

(9)%

3%

  Utility excl pass-through fuel             

14

36

(62)%

(55)%

34

(60)%

(52)%

  Pass-through fuel

(1)

(2)

n/m

n/m

(2)

n/m

n/m

Group

76

79

(4)%

8%

69

10%

25%

 

Rental Solutions underlying1 revenue was up 32%. North America had a strong first half with revenue up 34%, supported by £17 million from hurricane-related work (up 23% excluding hurricanes) and a strong performance across several key sectors including building services & construction, petrochemical & refining and oil & gas.  We also achieved good growth in both Europe and Australia Pacific. The operating margin rose six percentage points to 11%, driven by improved volumes, rates, fleet utilisation and operating leverage.

 

Power Solutions Industrial underlying1 revenue increased 15%, supported by the South Korea Winter Olympics (up 3% excluding the Olympics). The operating margin was 11%, down three percentage points due to competitive pressure and market conditions driving down rates across the Middle East and in parts of our business in Africa, as well as the timing of on and off-hires in our industrial project portfolio.

 

Power Solutions Utility underlying1 revenue was down 15% primarily due to planned off-hires in Zimbabwe and Japan, and lower volumes and pricing in Argentina. As a result, the Power Solutions Utility margin (excluding pass-through fuel) was down 9 percentage points to 8%.

 

Reported financial measures

 

Reported revenue and operating profit include the translational impact of currency as Aggreko's revenue and profit are earned in a number of different currencies (most notably the US Dollar), which are then translated and reported in Sterling.  The movement in exchange rates in the period had the translational impact of decreasing revenue by £67 million and operating profit by £10 million.

 

In addition, the Group separately reports fuel revenue from contracts in the Power Solutions Utility business in Brazil, where we manage fuel on a pass-through basis on behalf of our customers. The reason for the separate reporting is that fuel revenue on these contracts is entirely dependent on fuel prices and the volumes of fuel consumed, which can be volatile and may distort the view of the performance of the underlying business.  In 2018, fuel revenue from these contracts was £89 million (2017: £42 million).

 

Reported Group revenue was up 10% on prior year, with Rental Solutions up 26%, Power Solutions Industrial up 3% and Utility down 3%. 

 

 

During the first half of 2017 the Group incurred exceptional costs of £10 million relating to the implementation of our Business Priorities programme, split as follows: Rental Solutions £3 million, Power Solutions Utility £2 million and Power Solutions Industrial £5 million.  There were no exceptional items reported in the first six months of 2018.

 

Dividends

 

The Group is proposing to maintain the interim dividend at 9.38 pence per share (2017: 9.38 per share), which equates to dividend cover of 1.7 times (2017: 1.9 times).  Dividend cover is calculated as basic earnings per share for the period divided by dividend per share.

 

Cash flow and balance sheet

 

During the first six months, we generated an operating cash inflow of £160 million (2017: £184 million).  The decrease in operating cash flow is mainly driven by higher working capital outflows year on year, with an outflow of £68 million in 2018 compared to £51 million outflow in 2017. This year's outflow consists of a £7 million inflow from trade and other receivables, a £50 million outflow from trade and other payables, a £4 million outflow from inventory and a net £21 million outflow from the movement in fulfilment assets and demobilisation provisions.

 

The decrease in trade and other receivables is analysed by business unit as a £8 million decrease in Power Solutions Utility, a £7 million decrease in Rental Solutions and a £8 million increase in Power Solutions Industrial. The increase in Power Solutions Industrial is driven by the revenue growth and improved activity levels in Eurasia. The reduction in Rental Solutions is driven by an increased focus on collections as well as delayed receipts on some of the hurricane-related work through the end of 2017. In Power Solutions Utility the decrease is driven by lower activity, coupled with solid cash collections. We see signs of stability in the overall Power Solutions Utility debtor position, however we still have some customers who are taking longer to pay due to issues of liquidity and access to foreign currency (primarily US dollars and Euros). The Group's bad debt provision is £81 million in line with December 2017.

 

The movement in fulfilment asset and demobilisation provisions mainly relates to mobilisation costs for new contracts in Bangladesh, Madagascar and Malawi.

 

The decrease in trade and other payables balances since the year end is driven by a decrease in accruals reflecting lower capital expenditure, release of deferred revenue within our global events business and the payment of prior year bonuses.  The increase in inventory reflects the timing of fleet production in our facility in Dumbarton.

 

Fleet capital expenditure was £87 million (2017: £115 million). Within this, £26 million was invested in our Rental Solutions business, primarily on new temperature control fleet and the renewal of our Oil Free Air (OFA) fleet, which serves the North American market. In Power Solutions, £10 million was invested in upgrading our G3 diesel engine to the market leading G3+.

 

Net debt was £741 million at 30 June 2018, £58 million higher than the prior year. This resulted in net debt to EBITDA on a rolling 12-month basis of 1.4 times compared to 1.3 times at June 2017.

 

 

 

Outlook

 

Our good first half performance, combined with the expected improvement in Power Solutions Industrial and continued growth in Rental Solutions, give us confidence we are on track to deliver our guidance for the full year of profit before tax in line with 2017, excluding the effects of currency.  

 

Fleet capital expenditure, previously guided to be in line with 2017 (£246 million), is now expected to be approximately 10% lower, as the Group has continued to focus on capital efficiency and fleet utilisation. We continue to expect the Group tax rate to be around 31% for the full year and, based on our current projections, this will increase to around 35% going forward, as a result of changes in the geographic mix of our profits.  We also expect a small inflow in second half working capital and year end net debt/EBITDA of between 1.2 and 1.3 times.

 

Over the last three years we have strengthened the foundations of the business through the execution of our strategy, which has provided the Group with a solid platform and is beginning to drive growth.  We will build on this with our detailed plans focused on operating margins and capital efficiency, supported by a £50 million cost reduction programme, to deliver an improvement in the returns of each of our businesses.  With overall higher returns in Rental Solutions and Power Solutions Industrial, together with a significant improvement in Power Solutions Utility, we expect the Group to deliver a return on capital employed in the mid-teens in 2020, with potential for further improvement beyond this.  

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS UNIT PERFORMANCE REVIEW

 

RENTAL SOLUTIONS

 

REVENUE £M

 

 

2018

2017

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

386

307

26%

32%

 

OPERATING PROFIT   £M

POST 2017 EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS

 

2018

2017

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE1

2017

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

14

169%

192%

11

235%

267%

Operating Margin %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11%

5%

 

 

4%

 

 

ROCE (rolling 12 months)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16%

8%

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

·      Underlying1 revenue and operating profit, up 32% and 192% respectively

·      Increase in operating margin of six percentage points driven by strong performance in North America

·      Continued good growth in temperature control, up 15% excluding currency effects

·      Successful execution of the Commonwealth Games, earning revenue of £7 million

 

Our Rental Solutions business had a strong first half.  The increase in operating margin was driven by our North American business, where we delivered improved volumes, rates, fleet utilisation and operating leverage.

 

North American underlying1 revenue, was up 34% on the prior year (up 23% excluding hurricane-related work). Our sector focus continued to drive growth, and we saw good performance in most of our key sectors, in particular building services & construction, petrochemical & refining and oil & gas.  This growth enabled us to leverage our fixed cost base more effectively, leading to improved operating profit and margin.

 

In our Australia Pacific business, underlying1 revenue increased 18%, supported by good growth in the mining sector and a 100 MW contract delivering emergency power to Melbourne over the summer months.

 

Our Continental European business grew underlying1 revenue by 20%, aided by good growth in most countries, most notably the Netherlands and Belgium. Key sectors included petrochemical & refining, where we have leveraged our experience and expertise in North America to expand our market footprint, and in the utilities sector, where we have supported renewable energy build out.

 

The Northern European business also delivered good growth with underlying1 revenue increasing 8%, driven by our Next Generation Gas contracts in Ireland and an increase in activity in the oil & gas sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POWER SOLUTIONS

 

REVENUE £M

 

 

2018

2017

REPORTED CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE1

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial

219

212

3%

15%

Utility excl. pass-through fuel

163

218

(25)%

(15)%

Pass-through fuel

89

42

113%

151%

 

 

OPERATING PROFIT £M

 

 

 

POST 2017 EXCEPTIONALS

 

2018

2017

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE1

2017

REPORTED CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial

23

31

(24)%

(15)%

26

(9)%

3%

Utility excl. pass-through fuel

14

36

(62)%

(55)%

34

(60)%

(52)%

Pass-through fuel

(1)

(2)

n/m

n/m

(2)

n/m

n/m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING MARGIN %

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial

11%

14%

 

 

12%

 

 

Utility excl. pass-through fuel

8%

17%

 

 

16%

 

 

ROCE (rolling 12 months)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial

10%

10%

 

 

 

 

 

Utility excl. pass-through fuel

7%

16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

·      Power Solutions Industrial underlying1 revenue increased 15%, supported by the South Korea Winter Olympics. Revenue excluding the Olympics was up 3% on the prior year

·      Power Solutions Industrial underlying1 profit decreased 15% due to competitive pressures in the Middle East and Africa as well as the timing of on and off-hires in our industrial project portfolio

·      Power Solutions Utility underlying1 revenue and operating profit reflect the impact of known off-hires

 

Power Solutions Industrial underlying1 revenue excluding the impact of currency increased 15%.  Revenue excluding the Winter Olympics was up 3% on the prior year.  In Eurasia revenue grew 18%, with good growth in its key sector of oil & gas. Eurasia order intake for the year to date was 185 MW (2017: 179 MW). Revenue in Latin America increased 16%, supported by an emergency contract in Argentina for a local utility distribution company.  In the Middle East revenue decreased 20% with weakness in most areas, notably in Qatar and UAE.  Revenue in Africa decreased 17%, driven by East Africa, while revenue in Asia increased 14% with a good performance from South Korea.  Operating margin decreased to 11% (2017: 14%) largely due to pricing pressure in the Middle East and Africa as well as the timing of on and off-hires in our industrial project portfolio.

 

Power Solutions Utility saw underlying1 revenue decrease 15% due primarily to lower rates and volume in Argentina and off-hires in Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Japan. As a result, the operating margin decreased to 8% (2017: 17%).  Average megawatts on hire in this business was 2,680 (2017: 3,132), with the year on year reduction reflecting an increased off-hire rate in the first half of 27% (2017: 16%), due to notable off-hires in Japan, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.  We now to expect the full year off-hire rate to be 35 to 40%. Order intake year to date for Utility sector projects is 162 MW (2017: 369 MW), including 60 MW in Senegal. 

 

 

 

Receivables in the Power Solutions Utility business continue to be a focus area, as a number of customers in Africa take longer to make payments, and the ongoing crisis in Venezuela continues to impact the ability of our customers there to pay down overdue debts. We continue to believe that the primary reason for delay in payments is liquidity and access to foreign currency, rather than customer disputes. Resolving these situations remains a key part of our strategy to improve returns in this business and we have seen a slight reduction in the level of Power Solutions trade receivables during the period. Power Solution Utility's bad debt provision has remained at $87 million, in line with December 2017. 

 

 

FINANCIAL REVIEW

 

A summarised Income Statement for 2018 is set out below providing the results excluding and including the effect of the 2017 exceptional items, as previously reported. 

 

 

INCOME STATEMENT

 

 

 

POST 2017 EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS

£M

2018

2017

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE1

2017

 

REPORTED

CHANGE

UNDERLYING CHANGE2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

857

779

10%

14%

779

10%

14%

Operating profit

76

79

(4)%

8%

69

10%

25%

Net interest expense

(17)

(16)

(8)%

 

(16)

(8)%

 

Profit before tax

59

63

(7)%

 

53

10%

 

Taxation

(18)

(18)

-%

 

(15)

(20)%

 

Profit after tax

41

45

(10)%

 

38

8%

 

Diluted EPS (p)

15.85

17.88

(11)%

 

14.98

6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating margin

9%

10%

(1)pp

 

9%

-

 

ROCE

11%

12%

(1)pp

 

9%

2pp

 

 

Currency translation

 

The movement in exchange rates in the period had the translational impact of decreasing revenue by £67 million and operating profit by £10 million. This was driven by the strength against Sterling in the majority of the principal currencies impacting the Group, most notably the US Dollar. Currency translation also gave rise to a £28 million decrease in the value of the Group's net assets from December 2017 to June 2018.  Set out in the table below are the principal exchange rates which affected the Group's profit and net assets.

 

 

PRINCIPAL EXCHANGE RATES

 

JUNE 2018

 

JUNE 2017

 

DEC 2017

(PER £ STERLING)

 

 

 

 

 

AVERAGE

PERIOD

AVERAGE

PERIOD

AVERAGE

PERIOD

 

 

END

 

END

 

END

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States Dollar

1.38

1.32

1.26

1.30

1.29

1.35

Euro

1.14

1.13

1.16

1.14

1.14

1.13

UAE Dirhams

5.06

4.84

4.63

4.76

4.74

4.96

Australian Dollar

1.78

1.78

1.67

1.69

1.68

1.73

Brazilian Reals

4.72

5.09

4.01

4.28

4.12

4.48

Argentinian Peso

29.72

36.99

19.80

21.40

21.36

25.92

Russian Rouble

81.85

82.53

73.04

76.69

75.19

78.15

(Source:  Bloomberg)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of reported to underlying results

The tables below reconcile the reported and underlying revenue and operating profit movements:

 

Revenue

£M

RENTAL SOLUTIONS

INDUSTRIAL

UTILITY

GROUP

 

2018

2017

CHANGE

2018

2017

CHANGE

2018

2017

CHANGE

2018

2017

CHANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

386

307

26%

219

212

3%

252

260

(3)%

857

779

10%

Pass-through fuel

-

-

 

-

-

 

(89)

(42)

 

(89)

(42)

 

Currency impact

-

(15)

 

-

(21)

 

-

(31)

 

-

(67)

 

Underlying

386

292

32%

219

191

15%

163

187

(15)%

768

670

14%

 

Operating profit

 

£M

RENTAL SOLUTIONS

INDUSTRIAL

UTILITY

GROUP

 

2018

2017

CHANGE

2018

2017

CHANGE

2018

2017

CHANGE

2018

2017

CHANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

40

11

235%

23

26

(9)%

13

32

(60)%

76

69

10%

Pass-through fuel

-

-

 

-

-

 

1

2

 

1

2

 

Currency impact

-

(1)

 

-

(3)

 

-

(6)

 

-

(10)

 

Exceptional items

-

3

 

-

5

 

-

2

 

-

10

 

Underlying

40

13

192%

23

28

(15)%

14

30

(55)%

77

71

8%

Note : the currency impact is calculated by taking 2017 numbers in local currency and retranslating them at 2018 average rates.

 

Interest

 

The net interest charge of £17 million was £1 million higher than last year, reflecting higher average net debt year on year and an increase in the effective interest rate.  Interest cover, measured against rolling 12-month EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation) remained strong at 15 times (2017: 17 times) relative to the financial covenant attached to our borrowing facilities that EBITDA should be no less than 4 times interest.

 

Effective tax rate

 

The current forecast of the effective tax rate for the full year, which has been used in the interim accounts, is 31% (30 June 2017: 28%). The increase in the effective rate is driven primarily by a change in the expected geographic profit mix for the year.

 

Dividends

 

The Board has decided to pay an interim dividend of 9.38 pence per ordinary share, in line with last year; dividend cover is 1.7 times (30 June 2017: 1.9 times).  This interim dividend will be paid on 2 October 2018 to shareholders on the register at 7 September 2018, with an ex-dividend date of 6 September 2018.  Dividend cover is calculated as basic earnings per share for the period divided by dividend per share.

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow

 

The net cash inflow from operations during the period totalled £160 million (2017: £184 million). The decrease in cash inflow from operations was mainly driven by an increase in the working capital outflow of £17 million.  Capital expenditure in the period was £95 million (2017: £128 million), of which £87 million (2017: £115 million) was spent on fleet assets.  The working capital movements in the period are explained on page 5.

 

Financial resources

 

The Group maintains sufficient facilities to meet its normal funding requirements over the medium term.  At 30 June 2018 these facilities totalled £1,155 million, in the form of committed bank facilities arranged on a bilateral basis with a number of international banks and private placement notes.  The financial covenants attached to these facilities are that EBITDA should be no less than 4 times interest and net debt should be no more than 3 times EBITDA; at 30 June 2018, these stood at a comfortable 15 times and 1.4 times respectively.  The maturity profile of the Group's borrowings is detailed in Note 11 in the Accounts.

 

Net debt amounted to £741 million at 30 June 2018 and, at that date, un-drawn committed facilities were £396 million.

 

Net operating assets

 

The net operating assets of the Group (including goodwill) at 30 June 2018 totalled £2,123 million, £52 million higher than 30 June 2017. The main components of net operating assets are detailed in the table below.

 

 

£M

 

2018

 

2017

 

MOVEMENT

 

MOVEMENT EXCLUDING

THE IMPACT OF CURRENCY

 

 

 

 

 

Rental fleet

1,078

1,157

(7)%

(4)%

Property & plant

106

106

-

2%

Inventory

244

238

2%

6%

Trade and other receivables

740

736

-

7%

 

A key measure of Aggreko's performance is the return (expressed as underlying operating profit) generated from average net operating assets (ROCE).  For each half year reporting period, we calculate ROCE by taking the underlying operating profit on a rolling 12-month basis and expressing it as a percentage of the average net operating assets at 30 June, 31 December and the previous 30 June.  In the first half of 2018 the ROCE decreased to 11% compared with 12% for the same period in 2017, driven by the decrease in the Group's operating profit.

 

Acquisitions

 

The Group completed two acquisitions in the six months to 30 June 2018, details of which are contained in Note 16 to the Accounts.

 

On 15 February 2018 the Group acquired the business and assets of A Contact Electric Rentals (A Contact) in North America.  A Contact specialises in the rental of medium and high voltage electrical distribution equipment across North America, and furthers Aggreko's leadership position in the speciality rental market in the region.  The cost of the acquisition was £21 million.

 

On 31 May 2018 the Group acquired the business and assets of Generator Hire Service in Australia, for a total consideration of £3 million.

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity

 

Shareholders' equity decreased by £16 million to £1,298 million in the six months ended 30 June 2018, represented by the net assets of the Group of £2,039 million before net debt of £741 million.  The movements in shareholders' equity are analysed in the table below:

 

 

MOVEMENTS IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

£M

£M

AS AT 1 JANUARY 2018

 

1,314

Profit for the period

41

 

Dividend3

(45)

 

Retained earnings

Employee share awards

Purchase of Treasury shares

 

(4)

5

(7)

Re-measurement of retirement benefits

 

21

Currency translation

 

(28)

Other

 

(3) 

AS AT 30 JUNE 2018

 

1,298

3 Reflects the final dividend for 2017 of 17.74 pence per share (2016 17.74 pence) that was paid during the period.

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

In the day to day operations of the Group, we face risks and uncertainties and the job of management is to prevent these risks from crystallising and to mitigate their impact if they do.  To facilitate this the Board has developed a risk management framework which is described on pages 48 and 49 of the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts.  Also set out on pages 48 to 54 of that report are the principal risks and uncertainties which we believe could potentially impact the Group. These are listed below:

 

·      Market dynamics;

·      Disruptive technology;

·      Talent management;

·      New technology market introduction;

·      Cyber security;

·      Equipment obsolescence;

·      Health and safety;

·      Security;

·      Failure to conduct business dealings with integrity and honesty;

·      Failure to collect payments or to recover assets; and

·      Working capital management

 

We do not believe that the principal risks and uncertainties facing the business have changed materially since the publication of the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts.

 

Shareholder information

 

Our website can be accessed at www.plc.aggreko.com.  This contains a large amount of information about our business, including a range of charts and data, which can be downloaded for easy analysis.  The website also carries copies of recent investor presentations, as well as Stock Exchange announcements.

 

Chris Weston

 

Heath Drewett

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

1 August 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

GROUP INCOME STATEMENT

 

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

6 MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

 

 

TOTAL BEFORE

 

 

TOTAL BEFORE

 

 

 

 

 

EXCEPTIONAL

 

 

EXCEPTIONAL

 

 

 

 

6 MONTHS

ITEMS

 

 

ITEMS

 

 

 

 

ENDED

2017

EXCEPTIONAL

2017

2017

EXCEPTIONAL

2017

 

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

ITEMS

RESTATED

RESTATED

ITEMS

RESTATED

 

 

2018

(NOTE 3)

2017

(NOTE 3)

(NOTE 3)

2017

(NOTE 3)

 

NOTES

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Revenue

4

857

779

-

779

1,698

-

1,698

Cost of sales

 

(420)

(362)

(1)

(363)

(778)

(5)

(783)

Gross profit

 

437

417

(1)

416

920 

(5)

915 

Distribution costs

 

(234)

(232)

(3)

(235)

(481)

(12)

(493)

Administrative expenses

 

(129)

(108)

(6)

(114)

(219)

(23)

(242)

Other income

 

2

2

-

2

4

(1)

3

Operating profit

4

76

79

(10)

69

224 

(41)

183 

Net finance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Finance cost

 

(17)

(17)

-

(17)

(36)

-

(36)

- Finance income

 

-

1

-

1

2

-

2

Profit before taxation

 

59

63

(10)

53

190

(41)

149

Taxation

7

(18)

(18)

3

(15)

(56)

9

(47)

Profit for the period

41

45

(7)

38

134

(32)

102

All profit for the period is attributable to the owners of the Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (pence)

6

15.85

 

 

14.98

 

 

40.04 

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

6

15.85

 

 

14.98

 

 

40.01 

 

 

  

 

 

GROUP STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 (UNAUDITED)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR ENDED
31 DECEMBER

2017

 

6 MONTHS ENDED

6 MONTHS ENDED

RESTATED

 

30 JUNE 2018

30 JUNE 2017

(NOTE 3)

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

41

38

102

Other comprehensive (loss)/income

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss

   Remeasurement of retirement benefits

   Taxation on remeasurement of retirement benefits

 

21

(4)

(1)

-

5

(1)

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss

   Cash flow hedges

 

1

2

3

   Taxation on cash flow hedges

-

-

(1)

   PDVSA private placement notes: net change in fair value

-

-

(4)

   Net exchange losses offset in reserves

(28)

(54)

(98)

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive loss for the period

(10)

(53)

(96)

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period

31

(15)

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP BALANCE SHEET
 

AS AT 30 JUNE 2018 (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

 

 

2017

2017

 

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

 

 

2018

(NOTE 3)

(NOTE 3)

 

NOTES

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

180

153

184

Other intangible assets

 

33

23

31

Other financial asset

16

9

-

-

Property, plant and equipment

8

1,184

1,263

1,214

Deferred tax asset

 

34

52

42

Fulfilment asset

9

17

5

3

 

 

1,457

1,496

1,474

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

244

238

232

Trade and other receivables

10

740

736

770

Fulfilment asset

9

8

10

5

Cash and cash equivalents

 

76

51

71

Derivative financial instruments

 

-

1

-

Current tax assets

 

27

25

23

 

 

1,095 

1,061

1,101

Total assets

 

2,552

2,557

2,575

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

11

(175)

(137)

(139)

Derivative financial instruments

 

(1)

(1)

(1)

Trade and other payables

 

(346)

(361)

(410)

Current tax liabilities

 

(52)

(44)

(60)

Demobilisation provision

12

(8)

(9)

(9)

Provisions

 

(4)

(1)

(8)

 

 

(586)

(553)

(627)

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

11

(642)

(597)

(584)

Derivative financial instruments

 

-

(4)

(2)

Deferred tax liabilities

 

(22)

(55)

(22)

Retirement benefit obligation

 

(2)

(30)

(25)

Demobilisation provision

Contingent consideration

12

 

(2)

 - 

(2)

(3)

(1)

-

 

 

(668)

(691)

(634)

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

(1,254)

(1,244)

(1,261)

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

1,298

1,313

1,314

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

42

42

42

Share premium

 

20

20

20

Treasury shares

 

(14)

(8)

(7)

Capital redemption reserve

 

13

13

13

Hedging reserve (net of deferred tax)

 

-

(1)

(1)

Foreign exchange reserve

 

(55)

17

(27)

Retained earnings

 

1,292

1,230

1,274

Total shareholders' equity

 

1,298

1,313

1,314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP CASH FLOW STATEMENT

 

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 (UNAUDITED)

 

 

 

 

 

6 MONTHS ENDED

YEAR ENDED

 

 

6 MONTHS

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

 

ENDED

2017

2017

 

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

 

 

2018

(NOTE 3)

(NOTE 3)

 

NOTES

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

41

38

102

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

Exceptional items

 

-

10

41

Tax

 

18

15

47

Depreciation

 

145

149

296

Amortisation of intangibles

 

3

2

4

Fulfilment assets

9

3

8

20

Demobilisation provisions

12

2

5

9

Finance income

 

-

(1)

(2)

Finance cost

 

17

17

36

Profit on sale of PPE

 

(2)

(2)

(4)

Share based payments

 

5

4

8

Negative goodwill on acquisition

 

-

-

(2)

Changes in working capital (excluding the effects of exchange differences on consolidation):

 

 

 

 

Increase in inventories

 

(4)

-

(1)

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

 

7

(103)

(163)

(Decrease)/increase in trade and other payables

 

(50)

64

111

Cash flows relating to fulfilment assets

9

(20)

(7)

(12)

Cash flows relating to demobilisation provisions

12

(1)

(5)

(10)

Cash flows relating to prior period exceptional items

 

(4)

(10)

(30)

Cash generated from operations

 

160

184       

450

 

    

 

 

 

 

Tax paid

 

(33)

(33)

(69)

Interest received

 

-

1

2

Interest paid

 

(18)

(18)

(36)

Net cash generated from operating activities

 

109

134

347

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions (net of cash acquired)

Acquisitions: repayment of loans and financing

16

 

(24)

-

(10)

(18)

(55)

(18)

Purchases of property, plant and equipment (PPE)

Purchase of other intangible assets

 

(95)

(4)

(128)

(2)

(272)

(5)

Purchase of other financial assets

16

(9)

-

-

Proceeds from sale of PPE

 

4

6

14

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(128)

(152)

(336)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Increase in long-term loans

 

473

615

905

Repayment of long-term loans

 

(338)

(551)

(826)

Increase in short-term loans

 

11

-

21

Repayment of short-term loans

 

(68)

(10)

(6)

Dividends paid to shareholders

 

(45)

(45)

(69)

Purchase of treasury shares

 

(7)

-

-    

Net cash from financing activities

 

26

9

25

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

7

(9)

36

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

 

59

25

25

Exchange loss on cash and cash equivalents

 

(1)

-

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

 

65

16

59

           
 

RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH FLOW TO MOVEMENT IN NET DEBT

 

AS AT 30 JUNE 2018

 

 

 

At 1 JAN 2018

CASH FLOW

ACQUISITIONS

EXCHANGE

RECLASSIFICATIONS

At 30 JUNE 2018

Analysis of changes in net debt

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Cash and cash equivalents

 

59

7

-

(1)

-

65

Current borrowings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank borrowings

(72)

3

-

(2)

(74)

(145)

Private placement notes

(55)

54

-

-

(18)

(19)

 

(127)

57

-

(2)

(92)

(164)

Non-current borrowings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank borrowings

(103)

(111)

(24)

(3)

74

(167)

Private placement notes

(481)

-

-

(12)

18

(475)

 

(584)

(111)

(24)

(15)

92

(642)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Debt

(652)

(47)

(24)

(18)

-

(741)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of changes in liabilities from financing activities

 

Current borrowings

(127)

57

-

(2)

(92)

(164)

Non-current borrowings

(584)

(111)

(24)

(15)

92

(642)

Financing derivatives

(2)

1

-

-

-

(1)

Total Financing liabilities

 

(713)

 

(53)

 

(24)

 

(17)

 

-

 

(807)

 

 

AS AT 30 JUNE 2017

 

 

 

At 1 JAN 2017

CASH FLOW

ACQUISITIONS

EXCHANGE

RECLASSIFICATIONS

At 30 JUNE 2017

Analysis of changes in net debt

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Cash and cash equivalents

 

25

(9)

-

-

-

16

Current borrowings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank borrowings

(41)

10

-

1

(14)

(44)

Private placement notes

-

-

-

2

(60)

(58)

 

(41)

10

-

3

(74)

(102)

Non-current borrowings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank borrowings

(329)

242

(28)

5

14

(96)

Private placement notes

(304)

(278)

-

21

60

(501)

 

(633)

(36)

(28)

26

74

(597)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Debt

(649)

(35)

(28)

29

-

(683)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of changes in liabilities from financing activities

 

 

 

Current borrowings

(41)

10

-

3

(74)

(102)

Non-current borrowings

(633)

(36)

(28)

26

74

(597)

Financing derivatives

(5)

2

-

-

-

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Financing liabilities

 

(679)

 

(24)

 

(28)

 

29

 

-

 

(702)

 

 

 

GROUP STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 (UNAUDITED)

 

AS AT
30 JUNE 2018

ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY

 

 

 

ORDINARY

SHARE

CAPITAL

£ MILLION

 

SHARE

PREMIUM

ACCOUNT

£ MILLION

 

 

TREASURY

SHARES

£ MILLION

 

CAPITAL

REDEMPTION

RESERVE

£ MILLION

 

 

HEDGING

RESERVE

£ MILLION

FOREIGN

EXCHANGE

RESERVE

(TRANSLATION)

£ MILLION

 

 

RETAINED

EARNINGS

£ MILLION

 

 

TOTAL

EQUITY

£ MILLION

 

Balance at 1 January 2018 as previously reported

42

20

(7)

13

(1)

(27)

1,277

1,317

Impact of change in accounting policy (Note 3)

-

-

-

-

-

-

(3)

(3)

Restated balance at 1 January 2018

42

20

(7)

13

(1)

(27)

1,274

1,314

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

41

41

Other comprehensive (loss)/income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value gains on interest rate swaps

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

1

 

-

 

-

1

Currency translation differences (Note (i))

-

-

-

-

-

(28)

-

(28)

Re-measurement of retirement benefits (net of tax)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

-

 

-

17

17

Total comprehensive income for the period ended 30 June 2018

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

1

(28)

58

31

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of Treasury shares (Note (iii))

-

-

(7)

-

-

-

-

(7)

Employee share awards

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

5

Dividends paid during the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

(45)

(45)

 

-

-

(7)

-

-

-

(40)

(47)

Balance at 30 June 2018

42

20

(14)

13

-

(55)

1,292

1,298

                   

 

(i)            The currency translation difference is explained in the Financial Review on page 9.

 

(ii)            During the period 41,543 Ordinary shares have been transferred from the Employee Benefit Trust to satisfy the Restricted Stock Schemes. 

 

(iii)           During the period 940,000 Ordinary shares were purchased at an average price of £7.39 and transferred to the Employee Benefit Trust. 

 

GROUP STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018 (UNAUDITED)

 

AS AT
30 JUNE 2017

ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY

 

 

 

ORDINARY

SHARE

CAPITAL

£ MILLION

 

SHARE

PREMIUM

ACCOUNT

£ MILLION

 

 

TREASURY

SHARES

£ MILLION

 

CAPITAL

REDEMPTION

RESERVE

£ MILLION

 

 

HEDGING

RESERVE

£ MILLION

FOREIGN

EXCHANGE

RESERVE

(TRANSLATION)

£ MILLION

 

 

RETAINED

EARNINGS

£ MILLION

 

 

TOTAL

EQUITY

£ MILLION

 

Balance at 1 January 2017 as previously reported

42

20

(14)

13

(3)

71

1,239

1,368

Impact of change in accounting policy (Note 3)

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

1

Restated balance at 1 January 2017

42

20

(14)

13

(3)

71

1,240

1,369

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

38

38

Other comprehensive (loss)/income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value gains on interest rate swaps

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

2

 

-

 

-

2

Currency translation differences

-

-

-

-

-

(54)

-

(54)

Re-measurement of retirement benefits (net of tax)

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

-

 

-

(1)

(1)

Total comprehensive income for the period ended 30 June 2017

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

2

(54)

37

(15)

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee share awards

-

-

-

-

-

-

4

4

Issue of ordinary shares to employees under share option schemes (Note (i))

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

6

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

(6)

-

Dividends paid during the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

(45)

(45)

 

-

-

6

-

-

-

(47)

(41)

Balance at 30 June 2017

42

20

(8)

13

(1)

17

1,230

1,313

                   

 

(i)    During the period 435,760 Ordinary shares have been transferred from the Employee Benefit Trust to satisfy the Restricted Stock Schemes. In addition, 1,698 shares were transferred from the Employee Benefit Trust to participants in the Long Term Incentive Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE INTERIM ACCOUNTS

For the six months ended 30 June 2018 (unaudited)

 

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The Company is a public limited company which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is incorporated and domiciled in the UK. The address of the registered office is 120 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7JS, UK.

 

This condensed interim financial information was approved for issue on 1 August 2018.

 

This condensed consolidated interim financial information does not comprise Statutory Accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Statutory Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2017 were approved by the Board on 6 March 2018 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditor on those Accounts was unqualified, did not contain an emphasis of matter paragraph and did not contain any statement under Section 498 of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial information is unaudited but has been reviewed by the Group's auditor, whose report is on page 42.

 

2. BASIS OF PREPARATION

 

This condensed consolidated interim financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2018 has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules (DTR) of the Financial Conduct Authority (previously the Financial Services Authority) and IAS 34 'Interim financial reporting' as adopted by the European Union. The condensed consolidated interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union.

 

Going concern basis

 

Given the proven ability of the business to fund organic growth from operating cash flows, and the nature of our business model, we believe it is sensible to run the business with a modest amount of debt. We say 'modest' because we are strongly of the view that it is unwise to run a business which has high levels of operational gearing with high levels of debt. Given the above considerations, we believe that a Net Debt to EBITDA ratio of around one times is appropriate for the Group over the longer term.

 

The Group maintains sufficient facilities to meet its normal funding requirements over the medium term. At 30 June 2018, these facilities totalled £1,155 million in the form of committed bank facilities arranged on a bilateral basis with a number of international banks and private placement notes. The financial covenants attached to these facilities are that EBITDA should be no less than four times interest and net debt should be no more than three times EBITDA; at 30 June 2018, these stood at 15 times and 1.4 times respectively. The Group does not expect to breach these covenants in the year from the date of approval of this half yearly report and the Group expects to continue to be able to arrange sufficient finance to meet its future funding requirements. It has been the Group's custom and practice to refinance its facilities in advance of their maturity dates, providing that there is an ongoing need for those facilities. Net debt amounted to £741 million at 30 June 2018 and, at that date, undrawn committed facilities were £396 million.

 

The Group balance sheet shows consolidated net assets of £1,298 million (30 June 2017: £1,313 million) of which £1,078 million (30 June 2017: £1,157 million) relates to fleet assets. The defined benefit pension deficit is £2 million (30 June 2017: £30 million), representing only 0.2% of the Group's net assets. 

 

Based on the above the Directors are confident that it is appropriate for the going concern basis to be adopted in preparing the half year financial statements.

 

3. ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Except as described below, the accounting policies are consistent with those of the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, as described in those annual financial statements.

 

The Group adopted IFRS 15 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' and IFRS 9 'Financial Instruments' from 1 January 2018 therefore this is the first set of the Group's financial statements where IFRS 15 and IFRS 9 have been applied. Changes to significant accounting policies are described below.

 

The changes in accounting policies will be reflected in the Group's consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ending 31 December 2018.

 

Taxes on income in the interim periods are accrued using the tax rate that would be applicable to expected total annual earnings.

 

IFRS 15

IFRS 15 deals with revenue recognition and establishes principles for reporting useful information to users of financial statements about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from an entity's contracts with customers. Revenue is recognised in accordance with the five-step model included in IFRS 15 which specifies that revenue should be recognised when (or as) an entity transfers control of goods or services to a customer at an amount to which the entity expects to be entitled.

 

The Group has applied IFRS 15 retrospectively using the practical expedient not to restate for contract extensions before 1 January 2018.  Comparative numbers for the year ended 31 December 2017 and the six months ended 30 June 2017 have been restated. The main changes from adopting IFRS 15 are detailed below.

 

Mobilisation and demobilisation

Mobilisation costs are classified as fulfilment costs where they are separately identifiable and specific to a project and where the mobilisation does not itself form a separate performance obligation. In these circumstances, mobilisation costs are capitalised as they relate to future performance obligations, i.e. the provision of power is the future performance obligation, which begins when the power starts to be generated. During the phase of mobilisation this service has not yet started and as such represents a future performance obligation. The costs incurred during mobilisation are directly related to the contract and enable Aggreko to earn revenue from the provision of power. They are expected to be recovered because the contract is profitable although these will be reviewed carefully for any indication of impairment.

 

With respect to demobilisation costs the Group has a legal obligation to incur demobilisation costs once the assets are installed on site, as this is required by the contract. This creates a legal obligation from a past event. The majority of these costs can be measured reliably and therefore they meet the definition of a provision. These costs are capitalised as a fulfilment cost asset as they are incurred in relation to a performance obligation (delivering power) and are expected to be recovered and generate or enhance resources because they facilitate Aggreko's delivery of the contract.

 

The fulfilment costs (mobilisation and demobilisation costs) are amortised to the income statement over the period of the initial contract. The amortisation starts when we start to earn revenue and stops when the initial contract period stops. If there is a signed extension, the unamortised amount left in the balance sheet when the extension is signed can then be amortised over the remaining period of the initial contract and the extension period (for demobilisation costs there only needs to be a high probability of an extension).

 

In contracts, where mobilisation and demobilisation income timing is specifically stipulated in the contract in order to match the timing of associated costs, then this income is now recognised during the period of provision of power.

 

The financial impact of these items for the year ended 31 December 2017 and six months ended 30 June 2017 is detailed below (Note references refer to tables below):

 

 

·      Note 1: Revenue for the year ended 31 December 2017 is £2 million higher reflecting revenue now being recognised during the provision of power (30 June 2017: £1 million). Deferred revenue in the balance sheet also increases by £2 million (30 June 2017: £3 million),

·      Note 2: Cost of sales for the year ended 31 December 2017 are £7 million higher reflecting mobilisation and demobilisation costs amortised to income statement over period of the contract (30 June 2017: £1 million),

·      Note 5: A fulfilment asset of £8 million was recognised as at 31 December 2017 (30 June 2017: £15 million) with £5 million less than one year (30 June 2017: £10 million) and £3 million greater than one year (30 June 2017: £5 million),

·      Note 6: A demobilisation provision of £10 million was recognised as at 31 December 2017 (30 June 2017: £11 million) with £9 million less than one year (30 June 2017: £9 million) and £1 million greater than one year (30 June 2017: £2 million).

 

Rehire arrangements (Principal vs. Agent)

Aggreko will sometimes hire equipment from a third party to use on a contract. Before IFRS 15 the revenue and cost associated with this item was accounted for separately as Aggreko was the principal. Under IFRS 15 Aggreko is acting as an agent rather than principal in this instance mainly because Aggreko does not control the provision of the service due to factors such as the fact that the third party is still responsible for repairs to the equipment. Under IFRS 15 the cost of the rehire is netted against revenue. The impact of this for the year ended 31 December 2017 was to reduce revenue and cost of sales by £34 million (30 June 2017: £14 million). There is no impact on operating profit (refer to Note 3 in the table below).

 

IMPACTS ON FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

GROUP INCOME STATEMENT

 

 

 

6 MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

 

 

 

AS PREVIOUSLY

REPORTED

ADJUSTMENTS

AS RESTATED

AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

ADJUSTMENTS

AS RESTATED

 

NOTES

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Revenue

1,3

 

792

(13)

779

1,730

(32)

1,698

Cost of sales

2,3

 

(376)

13

(363)

(810)

27

(783)

Gross profit

 

 

416

-

416

920 

(5)

915 

Distribution costs

 

 

(235)

-

(235)

(493)

-

(493)

Administrative expenses

 

 

(114)

-

(114)

(242)

-

(242)

Other income

 

 

2

-

2

3

-

3

Operating profit

 

 

69

-

69

188 

(5)

183 

Net finance costs

 

 

(16)

-

(16)

(34)

-

(34)

Profit before taxation

 

 

53

-

53

154

(5)

149

Taxation

4

 

(15)

-

(15)

(48)

1

(47)

Profit for the period

 

38

-

38

106

(4)

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (pence)

 

 

14.98

-

14.98

 41.54

(1.50) 

40.04 

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

 

 

14.98

-

14.98

 41.51

(1.50)

40.01 

 

Notes

1,2,3 - Refer to narrative above

4 - Tax impact of adjustments 1, 2 & 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP BALANCE SHEET

 

 

 

30 JUNE 2017

31 DECEMBER 2017

 

 

 

AS PREVIOUSLY

REPORTED

ADJUSTMENTS

AS RESTATED

AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

ADJUSTMENTS

AS RESTATED

 

NOTES

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Non-current assets

Other non-current assets

 

 

1,491

-

1,491

1,471

-

1,471

Fulfilment assets

5

 

-

5

5

-

3

3

 

 

 

1,491

5

1,496

1,471 

3

1,474 

Current assets

Other current assets

 

 

1,051

-

1,051

1,096

-

1,096

Fulfilment asset

5

 

-

10

10

-

5

5

 

 

 

1,051

10

1,061

1,096 

5

1,101

Total assets

 

 

2,542

15

2,557

2,567

8

2,575

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other current liabilities

1,4

 

(541)

(3)

(544)

(617)

(1)

(618)

Demobilisation provision

6

 

-

(9)

(9)

-

(9)

(9)

 

 

(541)

(12)

(553)

(617)

(10)

(627)

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other non-current liabilities

 

(689)

-

(689)

(633)

-

(633)

Demobilisation

provision                       6

 

-

(2)

(2)

-

(1)

(1)

 

 

 

(689)

(2)

(691)

(633)

(1)

(634)

Total Liabilities

 

 

(1,230)

(14)

(1,244)

(1,250)

(11)

(1,261)

Net assets

 

 

1,312

1

1,313

1,317

(3)

1,314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

83

-

83

40

-

40

Retained earnings

 

 

1,229

1

1,230

1,277

(3)

1,274

Total shareholders' equity

 

 

1,312

1

1,313

1,317

(3)

1,314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes - Refer to narrative above

 

GROUP CASH FLOW STATEMENT

 

 

 

6 MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2017

YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017

 

 

 

AS PREVIOUSLY

REPORTED

ADJUSTMENTS

AS RESTATED

AS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

ADJUSTMENTS

AS RESTATED

 

NOTES

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Profit for the period

7

 

38

-

38

106

(4)

102

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax

8

 

15

-

15

48 

(1)

47 

 

Fulfilment assets

9

 

-

8

8

-

20

20

Demobilisation provisions

10

 

-

5

5

-

9

9

 

Cash flows relating to fulfilment assets

9

 

-

(7)

(7)

-

(12)

(12)

 

Cash flows relating to demobilisation provisions

10

 

-

(5)

(5)

-

(10)

(10)

Increase in trade and other payables

 

 

65

(1)

64

113 

(2)

111

Other items

 

 

66

-

66

183

-

183

Cash generated from operations

 

184

-

184

450

-

450

 

Note 7 - Refer to income statement above

Note 8 - Refer to income statement above

Note 9 - Refer to Note 9 to the Accounts (Fulfilment assets)

Note 10 - Refer to Note 12 to the Accounts (Demobilisation provision)

 

 

IFRS 9

IFRS 9 addresses the classification, measurement and recognition of financial assets and liabilities. The Group has adopted IFRS 9 using the cumulative effect method therefore comparatives have not been restated.

 

The main changes from implementing IFRS 9 are detailed below:

 

Impairment of financial assets

 

IFRS 9 replaces the 'incurred loss' model in IAS39 with an 'expected credit loss' (ECL) model. Under IFRS 9 credit losses tend to be recognised earlier than under IAS 39. Receivables (including accrued revenue) are required to be considered immediately for impairment provision to reflect the possibility of future default or non-collectability.

 

The Group assesses the ECL as explained below:

 

Power Solutions Industrial and Rental Solutions

 

The Group has taken advantage of the practical expedient in IFRS 9 to use a provision matrix to simplify the calculation where accounts receivable are split into various risk categories (e.g. based on Credit Rating Agencies) and then a percentage is applied to each category to obtain the impairment allowances. An example of the provision matrix applied to our Power Solution Industrial and Rental Solutions businesses is detailed below:

 

Ageing

Notes

Current

0-30 days

31-60 days

61-90 days

Ø 90 days

Risk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low risk

1

 

 

 

 

 

Medium risk

1

 

 

 

 

 

High risk

1

 

 

 

 

 

Specific

2

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

 

 

 

 

1. Classification based on assessment of customer credit risk.

 

2. Specific provision for customers

 

 

 

Each operating unit within the Power Solution Industrial and Rental Solutions businesses has used this provision matrix to calculate the provision and each matrix is specific to the economic and operating conditions of each operating unit.

 

Power Solutions Utility (PSU)

 

Within our PSU business when considering the risk profile of the debtors and the relevant impairment provision the Group considers each debtor and customer individually, within the relevant environment to which it relates, taking into account a number of factors. These factors include the political and economic conditions in the relevant country, duration and quality of relationship with the customer, age of debt, cash flows from the customer and any relevant communication throughout the year.

 

Based on this there is no material impact to the Group.

 

Classification and measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities

 

There are no material changes relating to derivatives, however we will defer implementation until the macro hedging requirements are finalised.

 

In September 2016 the Group signed £14 million of private placement notes with one customer in Venezuela (PDVSA) to progress clearing the overdue debt. This resulted in a financial instrument which replaced the net trade receivable balance. The financial instrument was booked at fair value which reflected our estimation of the recoverability of these notes. This fair value at 30 June 2018 was £4 million (31 December 2017 £4 million; 30 June 2017 £8 million). This financial instrument was included in other receivables. Previously the change in fair value of these notes was reflected in the statement of changes in equity however under IFRS 9 the changes in the fair value are now reflected in the income statement. There has been no change to the fair value of these notes in the six months ended 30 June 2018.

 

New standards, amendments and interpretations issued but not effective for the financial year beginning 1 January 2018 and not early adopted

IFRS 16 'Leases'

IFRS 16 applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 and requires lessees to recognise all leases on balance sheet with limited exemptions for short-term leases and low value leases (<$5,000). This will result in the recognition of a right-to-use asset and corresponding liability on balance sheet, with the associated depreciation and interest expense being recorded in the income statement over the lease period. The Group has completed its initial impact assessment of this standard. This initial impact assessment has been calculated by reviewing a sample of leases (circa 35% of total lease commitment value) and then applying this to the full population of leases. Based on this initial impact assessment the expected impact of applying IFRS 16 in its first full year of application is detailed below.

 

·   The total annual income statement charge is expected to increase by circa £1 million.

·   EBITDA is expected to increase by around £30 to £40 million as the expense is now depreciation and interest.

·   The total income statement charge over the life of the leases is unchanged - the difference under IFRS 16 is a 'front-loading' of the recognition of the charge.

·   Recognition of a right-of-use asset of circa £60 million and a lease liability of circa £60 million with no impact on net assets.

The Group will complete its assessment during the second half of 2018. The actual impact of applying IFRS 16 on the financial statements in the period of initial application will depend on future economic conditions, including the Group's borrowing rate at 1 January 2019, the composition of the Group's lease portfolio at that date, the Group's latest assessment of whether it will exercise any lease renewal options and the extent to which the Group chooses to use the practical expedient exemptions.

 

The Group plans to apply IFRS 16 initially on 1 January 2019, using a modified retrospective approach. Therefore, the cumulative effect of adopting IFRS 16 will be recognised as an adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings at 1 January 2019, with no restatement of comparatives.

 

 

4. SEGMENTAL REPORTING

 

(a) As a result of the Group's increased sector focus we have refined our segmental reporting and reassigned all non-utility sector customer contracts from within our Power Solutions Utility business into Power Solutions Industrial. Accordingly, the comparative figures have been restated. The impact was to reduce the previously stated Power Solutions Utility balances and results by the amounts shown below and to increase similarly the Power Solutions Industrial balances and results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 MONTHS

ENDED

30 JUNE 2017

£ MILLION

YEAR

ENDED

31 DEC

2017

£ MILLION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

93

Operating profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

17

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

 

 

9

17

Capital expenditure

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

8

Net operating assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

138

122

                   

 

Note 17 contains a reconciliation between previously reported segmental information and restated segmental information for the year ended 31 December 2017 and the 6 months ended 30 June 2017.

 

(b) Revenue by segment

 

 

 

 

 

EXTERNAL REVENUE

 

 

 

 

 

6 MONTHS

YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

ENDED

ENDED

 

 

 

 

6 MONTHS

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

 

 

 

ENDED

2017

2017

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

 

 

 

 

2018

(NOTES 3, 4(a))

(NOTES 3,4(a))

 

 

 

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial (PSI)

 

 

 

219

212

429

  Utility (PSU)

 

 

 

252

260

579

 

 

 

 

471

472

1,008

Rental Solutions (RS)

 

 

 

386

307

690

Group

 

 

 

857

779

1,698

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i)    Inter-segment transfers or transactions are entered into under the normal commercial terms and conditions that would also be available to unrelated third parties. All inter-segment revenue was less than £1 million.

 

(b) Revenue by segment continued

 

Disaggregation of revenue

 

In the tables below revenue is disaggregated by geography and sector.

 

Revenue by geography

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

 

 

 

 

2018

(NOTE 3)

(NOTE 3)

 

 

 

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

North America

 

 

 

203

159

369

UK

 

 

 

58

41

93

Continental Europe

 

 

 

78

58

136

Eurasia

 

 

 

40

39

85

Middle East

 

 

 

69

88

168

Africa

 

 

 

91

119

246

Asia

 

 

 

91

78

168

Australia Pacific

 

 

 

56

45

89

Latin America

 

 

 

171

152

344

 

 

 

 

857

779

1,698

 

 

Revenue by sector

 

 

6 MONTHS ENDED 30 June 2018

 

 

PSI

PSU

RS

Group

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Utilities

18

252

44

314

Oil & gas

85

-

46

131

Petrochemical & refining

5

-

67

72

Business Services & construction

22

-

75

97

Events

35

-

34

69

Manufacturing

15

-

26

41

Quarrying & mining

25

-

20

45

Other

14

-

74

88

 

219

252

386

857

 

 

6 MONTHS ENDED 30 June 2017

 

 

PSI

PSU

RS

Group

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Utilities

9

260

32

301

Oil & gas

83

-

30

113

Petrochemical & refining

4

-

54

58

Business Services & construction

37

-

69

106

Events

9

-

30

39

Manufacturing

24

-

25

49

Quarrying & mining

29

-

17

46

Other

17

-

50

67

 

212

260

307

779

 

 

Revenue by sector continued

 

 

 

YEAR ENDED 31 December 2017

 

 

PSI

PSU

RS

Group

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Utilities

24

579

79

682

Oil & gas

166

-

63

229

Petrochemical & refining

8

-

114

122

Business Services & construction

62

-

148

210

Events

37

-

66

103

Manufacturing

42

-

57

99

Quarrying & mining

55

-

35

90

Other

35

-

128

163

 

429

579

690

1,698

 

 

(c) Profit by segment

 

 

OPERATING PROFIT

 

 

6 MONTHS

YEAR

 

 

ENDED

ENDED

 

6 MONTHS

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

ENDED

2017

2017

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

 

2018

(NOTES 3, 4(a))

(NOTES 3, 4(a))

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Power Solutions

 

 

 

  Industrial

23

31

73

  Utility

13

34

70

 

36

143

Rental Solutions

40

14

81

Operating profit pre-exceptional items

76

79

224

Exceptional items

-

(10)

(41)

Operating profit post-exceptional items

76

183

Finance costs - net

(17)

(16)

(34)

Profit before taxation

59

53

149

Taxation

(18)

(15)

(47)

Profit for the period/year

41

38

102

 

 

(d) Depreciation and amortisation by segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 MONTHS

YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

ENDED

ENDED

 

 

 

 

6 MONTHS

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

 

 

 

ENDED

2017

2017

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

 

 

 

 

2018

(NOTE 4(a))

(NOTE 4(a))

 

 

 

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

 

45

45

89

  Utility

 

 

 

53

58

115

 

 

 

 

98

103

204

Rental Solutions

 

 

 

50

48

96

Group

 

 

 

148

151

300

 

(e) Capital expenditure on property, plant & equipment and intangible assets by segment

 

 

 

 

6 MONTHS

YEAR

 

 

 

ENDED

ENDED

 

 

6 MONTHS

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

 

ENDED

2017

2017

 

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

 

 

2018

(NOTE 4(a))

(NOTE 4(a))

 

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

33

17

63

  Utility

 

34

105

175

 

 

67

238

Rental Solutions

 

45

32

75

Group

 

112

154

313

 

(i)    The net book value of total Group disposals of property, plant and equipment (PPE) during the period was £2 million (30 June 2017: £4 million, 31 Dec 2017: £11 million).

(ii)   Capital expenditure comprises additions of PPE of £95 million (30 June 2017: £128 million, 31 December 2017: £272 million), additions of intangible assets of £4 million (30 June 2017: £2 million, 31 December 2017: £5 million), acquisitions of PPE of £13 million (30 June 2017: £24 million, 31 December 2017: £28 million), and acquisitions of intangible assets of £nil (30 June 2017: £nil, 31 December 2017: £8 million).

 

 

(f) Assets / (Liabilities) by segment

 

 

ASSETS

LIABILITIES

 

 

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

 

2017

2017

 

2017

2017

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

30 JUNE

RESTATED

RESTATED

 

2018

(NOTES 3,4(a))

(NOTES 3,4(a))

2018

(NOTES 3,4(a))

(NOTES 3,4(a))

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

768

758

802

(102)

(98)

(112)

  Utility

904

961

943

(169)

(198)

(224)

 

1,672

1,719

1,745

(271)

(296)

(336)

Rental Solutions

819

760

765

(97)

(112)

(100)

Group

2,491

2,479

2,510

(368)

(408)

(436)

Tax and finance payable

61

77

65

(77)

(102)

(86)

Derivative financial instruments

-

1

-

(1)

(5)

(3)

Borrowings

-

-

-

(806)

(699)

(711)

Retirement benefit obligation

-    

-

-

(2)

(30)

(25)

Total assets/(liabilities) per balance sheet

2,552

2,557

2,575

(1,254)

(1,244)

(1,261)

                 

 

(g) Geographical information

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

31 DEC

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE

RESTATED

 

 

 

 

2018

(NOTE 3)

 

 

 

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

North America

 

 

 

265

253

UK

 

 

 

123

110

Continental Europe

 

 

 

126

119

Eurasia

 

 

 

61

70

Middle East

 

 

 

303

210

343

Africa

 

 

 

162

159

Asia

 

 

 

169

150

Australia Pacific

 

 

 

69

67

Latin America

 

 

 

145

200

161

 

 

 

 

1,423

1,444

1,432

                 

Non-current assets exclude deferred tax.

 

 

5. DIVIDENDS

 

The dividends paid in the period were:

 

6 MONTHS

6 MONTHS

YEAR

 

ENDED

ENDED

ENDED

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

2018

2017

2017

 

 

 

 

Total dividend (£ million)

45

45

69

Dividend per share (pence)

17.74

17.74

27.12

 

The interim dividend per share for the period was 9.38 pence (2017: 9.38 pence), amounting to a total dividend of £24 million (2017: £24 million). This interim dividend will be paid on 2 October 2018 to shareholders on the register on 7 September 2018, with an ex-dividend date of 6 September 2018.

 

6. EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Basic earnings per share have been calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period, excluding shares held by the Employee Share Ownership Trusts which are treated as cancelled.

 

 

6 MONTHS

6 MONTHS

YEAR

ENDED

31 DEC

2017

 

ENDED

ENDED

RESTATED

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

(NOTE 3)

 

2018

2017

2017

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period (£ million)

41

38

102

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (million)

255

254

255

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (pence)

15.85

14.98

40.04

 

For diluted earnings per share, the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue is adjusted to assume conversion of all potentially dilutive ordinary shares.  These represent share options granted to employees where the exercise price is less than the average market price of the Company's ordinary shares during the period.  The number of shares calculated as above is compared with the number of shares that would have been issued assuming the exercise of the share options.

 

 

6 MONTHS

6 MONTHS

YEAR

ENDED

31 DEC

2017

 

ENDED

ENDED

RESTATED

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

(NOTE 3)

 

2018

2017

2017

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period (£ million)

41 

38

102

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (million)

255

254

255

Adjustment for share options

-    

-

-

Diluted weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (million)

255

254

255

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

15.85

14.98

40.01

 

Aggreko plc assesses the performance of the Group by adjusting earnings per share, calculated in accordance with IAS 33, to exclude items it considers to be material and non-recurring and believes that the exclusion of such items provides a better comparison of business performance. The calculation of earnings per ordinary share on a basis which excludes exceptional items is based on the following adjusted earnings:

 

 

 

6 MONTHS

6 MONTHS

YEAR

ENDED

31 DEC

 

ENDED

ENDED

2017

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

RESTATED

 

2018

2017

(NOTE 3)

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Profit for the period

41

38

102

Exclude exceptional items (net of tax)

7

32

Adjusted earnings

41

45

134

 

 

 

 

An adjusted earnings per share figure is presented below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share pre-exceptional items (pence)

15.85

17.89

52.48

Diluted earnings per share pre-exceptional items (pence)

15.85

17.88

52.44

 

7. TAXATION

 

The taxation charge for the period is based on an estimate of the Group's expected annual effective rate of tax for 2018 based on prevailing tax legislation at 30 June 2018.  This is currently estimated to be 31% (June 2017: 28% on profits before exceptional items and 25% on exceptional items; December 2017: 29% on profits before exceptional items and 23% on exceptional items).

 

8. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

 

SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

 

FREEHOLD

SHORT LEASEHOLD

 

VEHICLES, PLANT &

 

 

PROPERTIES

PROPERTIES

FLEET

EQUIPMENT

TOTAL

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2018

86

20

3,400

152

3,658

Exchange adjustments

1

(1)

21

-

21

Additions

-

3

87

5

95

Acquisitions (Note 16)

-

-

13

-

13

Disposals

-  

-

(37)

-

(37)

At 30 June 2018

87    

22

3,484

157

3,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2018

35

15

2,296

98

2,444

Exchange adjustments

1

-

11

-

12

Charge for the period

1

1

134

9

145

Disposals

-   

-

(35)

-

(35)

At 30 June 2018

37     

16

2,406

107

2,566

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book values

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2018

50 

6  

1,078

50

1,184

At 31 December 2017

51

5

1,104

54

1,214

             

 

 

 

9. FULFILMENT ASSET

 

 

30 JUNE

2018

30 JUNE

2017

31 DEC

2017

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January

8

16

16

Capitalised in the period

20

7

12

Provision created for future demobilisation costs

2

1

2

Amortised to the income statement

(5)

(9)

(22)

Balance at 30 June/31 December

25

15

8

 

 

 

 

Analysis of fulfilment assets

 

 

 

Current

8

10

5

Non-current

17

5

3

Total

25

15

8

 

10. TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES

 

 

30 JUNE

2018

30 JUNE

2017

31 DEC

2017

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

 

 

 

 

Trade receivables

562

553

570

Less: provision for impairment of receivables

(81)

(73)

(80)

Trade receivables - net

481

480

490

Prepayments

48

45

57

Accrued income

140

140

139

Other receivables (Note (i))

71

71

84

Total receivables

740

736

770

 

 

 

 

Provision for impairment of receivables

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

2018

2017

2017

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Power Solutions

 

 

 

  Industrial

6

7

6

  Utility

65

56

64

 

71

63

70

Rental Solutions

10

10

10

Group

81

73

80

 

(i)    Other receivables include £4 million (30 June 2017: £8 million, 31 December 2017: £4 million) of private placement notes with one customer in Venezuela (PDVSA). The financial instrument is booked at fair value which reflects our estimation of the recoverability of these notes. Other material amounts included in other receivables include taxes receivable of £26 million (30 June 2017: £26 million, 31 December 2017: £24 million) and deposits of £10 million (30 June 2017: £6 million, 31 December 2017: £11 million).

 

 

11. BORROWINGS

 

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

2018

2017

2017

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Non-current

 

 

 

Bank borrowings

167

96

103

Private placement notes

475

501

481

 

642

597

584

Current

 

 

 

Bank overdrafts

11

35

12

Bank borrowings

145

44

72

Private placement notes

19

58

55

 

175

137

139

 

 

 

 

Total borrowings

817

734

723

 

 

 

 

Short-term deposits

-

(6)

-

Cash at bank and in hand

(76)

(45)

(71)

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings

741

683

652

 

 

 

 

Overdrafts and borrowings are unsecured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The maturity of financial liabilities

 

 

 

The maturity profile of the borrowings was as follows:

 

 

 

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

2018

2017

2017

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

Within 1 year, or on demand

175

137

139

Between 1 and 2 years

137

82

79

Between 2 and 3 years

164

33

26

Between 3 and 4 years

-

135

146

Between 4 and 5 years

-

-

-

Greater than 5 years

341 

347

333

 

817

734

723

 

Fair value estimation

 

The carrying value of non-derivative financial assets and liabilities, comprising cash and cash equivalents, trade and other receivables, trade and other payables and borrowings is considered to materially equate to their fair value. Derivative financial instruments, which are measured at fair value, comprise interest rate swaps representing a liability of £1 million categorised as level 2. There are no level 1 and level 3 financial instruments. The fair value of interest rate swaps is calculated at the present value of estimated future cash flows using market interest rates. The valuation techniques employed are consistent with the year end Annual Report.  The fair value of the other receivable referred to in Note 10 is based upon comparable bond prices and is considered to be level 2. 

 

 

12. DEMOBILISATION PROVISION

 

 

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

2018

2017

2017

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January

10

11

11

New provisions

2

5

9

Utilised

(1)

(5)

(10)

Exchange

(1)

-

-

Balance at 30 June/31 December

10

11

10

 

 

 

 

Analysis of demobilisation provision

 

 

 

Current

8

9

9

Non-current

2

2

1

Total

10

11

10

 

13. CAPITAL COMMITMENTS

 

 

30 JUNE

30 JUNE

31 DEC

 

2018

2017

2017

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

 

 

 

 

Contracted but not provided for (property, plant and equipment)

64

55

32

 

14. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Transactions between the Company and its subsidiaries, which are related parties, have been eliminated on consolidation and are not disclosed in this note.  There were no other related party transactions in the period.

 

15. SEASONALITY

 

The Group is subject to seasonality with the third quarter of the year being our peak demand period, accordingly revenue and profits have historically been higher in the second half of the year.

 

16. ACQUISITIONS

 

A Contact Electric Rentals

 

On 15 February 2018 the Group completed the acquisition of the business and assets of A Contact Electric Rentals (A Contact).

 

The acquisition furthers Aggreko's leadership position in the speciality rental market and supports its long-term growth strategy to excel through specialised rental solutions. A Contact specialises in the rental of medium and high voltage electrical distribution equipment.

 

The revenue and operating profit included in the consolidated income statement from 15 February 2018 to 30 June 2018 contributed by A Contact was £4 million and £2 million respectively. Had A Contact been consolidated from 1 January 2018, the consolidated income statement for the period ended 30 June 2018 would show revenue and operating profit of £858 million and £76 million respectively.

 

The acquisition method of accounting has been adopted and the goodwill arising on the purchase will be capitalised. Acquisition related costs of £0.3 million have been expensed in the period and are included within administrative expenses in the income statement.

 

Goodwill represents the value of synergies arising from the integration of the acquired business. Synergies include direct cost savings and the reduction of overheads as well as the ability to leverage Aggreko systems and access to its assets.

 

 

 

 

Generator Hire Service (GHS)

 

On 31 May 2018 the Group completed the acquisition of the business and assets of GHS in Australia.

 

GHS specialises in general rental equipment and it strengthens Aggreko's leadership position in the events sector.

 

The revenue and operating profit included in the consolidated income statement from 31 May 2018 to 30 June 2018 contributed by GHS was not material. Had GHS been consolidated from 1 January 2018, the consolidated income statement for the period ended 30 June 2018 would show revenue and operating profit of £857 million and £76 million respectively.

 

The acquisition method of accounting has been adopted and the goodwill arising on the purchase will be capitalised. Acquisition related costs of £0.2 million have been expensed in the period and are included within administrative expenses in the income statement.

 

Goodwill represents the value of synergies arising from the integration of the acquired business. Synergies include direct cost savings and the reduction of overheads as well as the ability to leverage Aggreko systems and access to its assets.

 

The details of the transactions and fair value of assets acquired are shown in the table below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A CONTACT

GHS

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

£ MILLION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant & equipment

 

 

11

2

13

Trade and other receivables

 

 

1

-

1

Inventory

 

 

7

-

7

Net assets acquired

 

 

19

2

21

Goodwill

 

 

 

 

2

1

 

3

Net cash outflow

 

21

3

24

                 

 

The fair values are provisional and will be finalised during the second half of 2018.

 

 

Investment in Origami Energy Ltd (Origami)

 

On 21 March 2018 the Group acquired a 14% share in Origami for a consideration of £9 million. Origami was founded in 2013 and has developed intelligent software that optimises the revenue earning capability of grid connected assets. This investment extends Aggreko's capability in evolving energy markets and supports our distributed energy strategy.

 

17. SEGMENTAL DISCLOSURES: RECONCILIATION OF PREVIOUSLY REPORTED TO RESTATED

 

Year Ended 31 December 2017

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS 15 Impact

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Mob/demob

Rehire

Restated

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

340

93

-

(4)

429

  Utility

 

670

(93)

2

579

 

 

1,010

-

2

(4)

1,008

Rental Solutions

 

720

-

-

(30)

690

Group

 

1,730

-

2

(34)

1,698

 

Operating profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS  15 Impact

 

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Mob/demob

Restated

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

55

17

1

73

  Utility

 

 

93

(17)

(6)

70

 

 

 

148

-

(5)

143

Rental Solutions

 

 

81

-

-

81

Group

 

 

229

-

(5)

224

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Restated

 

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

 

72

17

89

  Utility

 

 

 

(17)

115

 

 

 

 

204

-

204

Rental Solutions

 

 

 

96

-

96

Group

 

 

 

300

-

300

 

Capital expenditure on property, plant & equipment and intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Restated

 

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

 

55

8

63

  Utility

 

 

 

183

(8)

175

 

 

 

 

238

-

238

Rental Solutions

 

 

 

75

-

75

Group

 

 

 

313

-

313

 

 

 

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS  15 Impact

 

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Mob/demob

Restated

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

628

170

4

802

  Utility

 

 

1,109

(170)

4

943

 

 

 

1,737

-

8

1,745

Rental Solutions

 

 

765

-

-

765

Group

 

 

2,502

-

8

2,510

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS  15 Impact

 

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Mob/demob

Restated

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

(61)

(48)

(3)

(112)

  Utility

 

 

(263)

48

(9)

(224)

 

 

 

(324)

-

(12)

(336)

Rental Solutions

 

 

(100)

-

-

(100)

Group

 

 

(424)

-

(12)

(436)

Note: As well as a change in operating assets there is also a £1 million decrease in corporation tax payable. Refer to Note 3.

 

6 Months Ended 30 June 2017

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS 15 Impact

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Mob/demob

Rehire

Restated

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

167

47

-

(2)

212

  Utility

 

306

(47)

1

 -

260

 

 

473

-

1

(2)

472

Rental Solutions

 

319

-

-

(12)

307

Group

 

792

-

1

(14)

779

 

Operating profit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   IFRS 15       Impact

 

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Mob/demob

Restated

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

23

8

-

31

  Utility

 

 

42

(8)

-

34

 

 

 

65

-

-

65

Rental Solutions

 

 

14

-

-

14

Group

 

 

79

-

-

79

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Restated

 

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

 

36

9

45

  Utility

 

 

 

67

(9)

58

 

 

 

 

103

-

103

Rental Solutions

 

 

 

48

-

48

Group

 

 

 

151

-

151

 

Capital expenditure on property, plant & equipment and intangible assets

 

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Restated

 

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

 

14

3

17

  Utility

 

 

 

108

(3)

105

 

 

 

 

122

-

122

Rental Solutions

 

 

 

32

-

32

Group

 

 

 

154

-

154

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS  15 Impact

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Mob/demob

Restated

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

588

168

2

758

  Utility

 

 

1,116

(168)

13

961

 

 

 

1,704

-

15

1,719

Rental Solutions

 

 

760

-

-

760

Group

 

 

2,464

-

15

2,479

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFRS  15 Impact

 

 

 

As reported

PSU/PSI

Mob/demob

Restated

 

 

 

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

Power Solutions

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Industrial

 

 

(66)

(30)

(2)

(98)

  Utility

 

 

(216)

30

(12)

(198)

 

 

 

(282)

-

(14)

(296)

Rental Solutions

 

 

(112)

-

-

(112)

Group

 

 

(394)

-

(14)

(408)

 

Notes

1. Mob/demob is mobilisation and demobilisation.

2. PSU/PSI relates to the reallocation between these segments to better reflect their respective market sectors. This is explained in Note 4(a).

3. IFRS 15 impact - mob/demob and rehire is explained in Note 3.

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Directors confirm that to the best of their knowledge, these condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 as adopted by the European Union, and that the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7 and DTR 4.2.8, namely:

 

·          An indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements, and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the financial year; and

 

·          Material related party transactions in the first six months and any material changes in the related-party transactions described in the last annual report.

 

The Directors of Aggreko plc are listed in the Aggreko plc Annual Report for 31 December 2017.

 

By order of the Board

 

Chris Weston

Heath Drewett

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

 

 

1 August 2018

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT REVIEW REPORT TO AGGREKO PLC

 

We have been engaged by the company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2018 which comprises the condensed consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income, condensed balance sheet, changes in equity and cash flows for the six-month period then ended, and the related explanatory notes. 

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2018 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules ("the DTR") of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority ("the UK FCA").   

Scope of review 

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

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

Directors' responsibilities 

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

As disclosed in note 2, the annual financial statements of the group are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU.  The directors are responsible for preparing the condensed set of financial statements included in the half-yearly financial report in accordance with IAS 34 as adopted by the EU

Our responsibility 

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

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

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

 

John Luke

for and on behalf of KPMG LLP 

Chartered Accountants 

319 St Vincent Street

Glasgow G2 5AS

1 August 2018

 


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