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Half-year Report

Released 07:50 24-Aug-2018

Half-year Report

24 August 2018

BISICHI MINING PLC

Interim Results for the period ended 30 June 2018

For the six months ending 30th June 2018:

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For further information, please call:

Andrew Heller/Garrett Casey      Bisichi Mining PLC                                  020 7415 5030

[1] Earnings before Interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation.

[2] Operating profit before depreciation, fair value adjustments and exchange movements. 

Bisichi Mining PLC

Half year review – 30 June 2018

We are very pleased to report that for the six month period ending on 30 June 2018, Bisichi Mining PLC achieved earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of £5.2million (2017: £1.4 million).

During the first half of 2018, Black Wattle continued to benefit from the infrastructure improvements to the coal washing plant that were reported to shareholders in 2017. These improvements have enabled Black Wattle to deliver a higher rate of production from our opencast areas and achieve an increased overall yield compared to the first half of 2017. The mine’s total production was 670,000 metric tonnes (2017: 582,000 metric tonnes) during the period reported.

In terms of markets, a shortage of coal in the domestic market and a strong demand for coal in the international market have continued to impact positively on the prices achievable for our coal during the period. At the end of June 2018 the average weekly price of Free on Board (FOB) Coal from Richard Bay Coal Terminal (API4 price) reached levels of over US$105 per metric tonne, compared to US$95 at the end of 2017 and US$85 at the beginning of 2017. The higher coal prices, along with a stable Rand and improved production attributed to the increase in Group revenue compared to the same period last year.

Looking forward to the rest of this year, management will continue to focus on increasing our life of mine at Black Wattle, through the acquisition of additional coal reserves, as well as maintaining levels of production in order to benefit from the higher prices achievable for our coal.

In other news, and as reported to shareholders earlier this year, the Group has formed a joint venture to acquire the freehold of five shops and to develop flats in West Ealing, London. Bisichi and London & Associated Properties PLC, a 41.52% shareholder of Bisichi, each own 45% of the joint venture, with the remaining 10% owned by Metroprop Real Estate Ltd. The joint venture includes shops that produce a current rent of c£140,000 per annum and has planning consent for 20 flats at first and second floor which will be eligible for the UK Government Help to Buy Scheme. At present the Group has no further news to report on this exciting real estate transaction, however we look forward to updating shareholders as the development progresses.

Finally, the Company's current UK retail property portfolio, which is managed by London & Associated Properties, continues to perform well with the group achieving revenue from our directly owned property portfolio of £0.55million (2017: £0.56million) during the period.

Your directors intend to pay an interim dividend of 1p per share which will be paid on the 8 February 2019, to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 4 January 2019.

On behalf of the Board we would like to thank all our staff for their hard work during the first six months of the year.

Sir Michael Heller                                         Andrew Heller

Chairman                                                         Managing Director

23 August 2018                                               

Bisichi Mining PLC

Consolidated income statement

For the six months ended 30 June 2018

Unaudited Unaudited Audited 
   6 months ended                          6 months ended Year ended
30 June 30 June 31 December
2018 2017 2017
Notes  £000  £000  £000
Group revenue 1           23,407           16,732            37,459
Operating costs         (19,218)         (16,283)           (33,686)
Operating profit/(loss) on trading activities 4,189 449             3,773
Increase in value of investment properties                  -              -                    (13)  
(Loss)/Gain on investments held at fair value (29) - 3
Operating profit 1           4,160           449             3,763
Write off of investment in joint venture - - (1,827)
Share of profit/(loss) in joint ventures 8                 4                  8
Profit before interest and taxation 4,160 453            1,944
Interest receivable                  80                  127                 205
Interest payable              (283)              (337)               (664)
Profit/(Loss) before taxation 1 3,965 243             1,485
Income tax 2               (1,201)               (18)                 (564)
Profit/(Loss) for the period          2,764          225             921
Attributable to:
Equity holders of the company 2,376 253 749
Non-controlling interest              388              (28)                172
Profit/(Loss) for the period         2,764          225             921
Earnings/(Loss) per share - basic 3 22.25p 2.37p 7.02p
Earnings/(Loss) per share - diluted 3 21.73p 2.37p 7.02p

Bisichi Mining PLC

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

For the six months ended 30 June 2018

Unaudited Unaudited Audited 
6 months
ended
6 months
ended
Year
ended
30 June 30 June 31 December
2018 2017 2017
 £000  £000  £000
Profit/(Loss) for the period 2,764 225 921
Other comprehensive income:
Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations       (226)       7          91
Gain on available for sale investments - 28 103
Taxation - (3) (20)
Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax     (226)     32         174
Total comprehensive income for the period     2,538     257         1,095
Attributable to:
Equity shareholders     2,191    285         912
Non-controlling interest       347        (28)          183
Total comprehensive income for the period     2,538     257         1,095

   

Bisichi Mining PLC
Consolidated Balance Sheet
 as at 30 June 2018
Unaudited Unaudited Audited
30 June 2018 30 June 2017 31 December 2017
Assets £000 £000 £000
Non-current-assets
Value of investment properties 13,260 13,265 13,245
Fair value of head leases       152       181       152
Investment property 13,412 13,446 13,397
Reserves, plant and equipment 7,972 8,819 8,613
Investments in joint ventures 883 1,326 874
Loan to joint venture - 1,398 -
Other investments available for sale -        46       51
Other investments at fair value through profit and loss (“FVPL”)        32          -         -
Total non-current assets  22,299  25,035  22,935
Current assets
Inventories 985 842 828
Trade and other receivables 7,748 6,163 6,417
Investments in listed securities held at FVPL (previously classified as Available for sale investments)   1,032 779 1,050
Cash and cash equivalents   6,600   2,414   5,327
Total current assets  16,365  10,198   13,622
Total assets  38,664 35,233  36,557
Liabilities
Current liabilities
Borrowings (1,783) (806) (1,288)
Trade and other payables (7,667) (7,963) (7,381)
Current tax liabilities       (273)       (113)            (356)
Total current liabilities  (9,723)  (8,882)  (9,025)
Non-current liabilities
Borrowings (5,928) (5,887) (5,872)
Provision for rehabilitation (1,276) (1,283) (1,349)
Finance lease liabilities (152) (181)  (152)
Deferred tax liabilities   (2,298)   (2,164)   (2,485)
Total non-current liabilities   (9,654)   (9,515)   (9,858)
Total liabilities (19,377) (18,397) (18,883)
Net assets     19,287 16,836     17,674
Equity
Share capital 1,068 1,068  1,068
Share premium 258 258 258
Translation reserve (1,856) (1,744) (1,671)
Available for sale reserves - 85 143
Other reserves 722 683  683
Retained earnings  18,646  16,165  16,661
Total equity attributable to equity shareholders  18,838  16,515   17,142
Non-controlling interest        449         321       532
 Total equity    19,287 16,836    17,674

Bisichi Mining PLC

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

For the six months ended 30 June 2018

Unaudited Unaudited Audited           
30 June 30 June 31 December
2018 2017 2017
 £000  £000  £000
Cash flows from operating activities
Operating profit 4,160 449             3,763
Depreciation 1,077 956              1,790
Unrealised (gain)/loss on investments 37 - (3)
Unrealised gain on investment properties - - 13
Share based payment expense 39 -                  -
Exchange adjustments 63 28 256
Movement in working capital (1,870) 2,630               1,884
Net interest paid (203) (162)               (422)
Income tax (paid)/received (1,328) 23               (11)
Cash flow from operating activities 1,975 3,924               7,270
Cash flows from investing activities (1,143) (1,258)             (1,936)
Cash flows from financing activities (47) (154)              (429)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 785 2,512             4,905
 Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January 4,065 (890)             (890)
 Exchange adjustment (11) (2)                  50
 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 4,839 1,620              4,065
Cash and cash equivalents
For the purposes of the cash flow statement, cash and cash equivalents comprise the following balance sheet amounts:

Cash and cash equivalents
6,600 2,414              5,327
Bank overdrafts (1,761) (794)            (1,262)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 4,839 1,620              4,065

Bisichi Mining PLC

Consolidated statement of changes in shareholders' equity

For the six months ended 30 June 2018

Share Share Translation Available for sale Other Retained Non-
controlling
Total
capital premium reserve reserves reserves earnings Total Interest Equity
£’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000 £’000
Balance as at 1 January 2017 1,068 258 (1,751) 60 683 16,339 16,657 349 17,006
Profit for the period - - - - - 253 253 (28) 225
Other comprehensive income and expense - - 7 25 - - 32 - 32
Total comprehensive  income  for the period - - 7 25 - 253 285 (28) 257
Dividend - - - - - (427) (427) - (427)
Equity share options - - - - - - - - -
Balance at 30 June 2017 1,068 258 (1,744) 85 683 16,165 16,515 321 16,836
Balance as at 1 January 2017 1,068 258 (1,751) 60 683 16,339 16,657 349 17,006
Revaluation of investment properties and impairments - - - - - (1,808) (1,808) - (1,808)
Other income statement movements - - - - - 2,557 2,557 172 2,729
Profit for the year - - - - - 749 749 172 921
Other comprehensive income and expense - - 80 83 - - 163 11 174
Total comprehensive  income  for the year - - 80 83 - 749 912 183 1,095
Dividend - - - - - (427) (427) - (427)
Equity share options - - - - - - - - -
Balance at 31 December 2017 1,068 258 (1,671) 143 683 16,661 17,142 532 17,674
IFRS 9 Reclassification - - - (143) - 143 - - -
Balance at 1 January 2018 1,068 258 (1,671) - 683 18,804 17,142 532 17,674
Profit for the year - - - - - 2,376 2,376 388 2,764
Other comprehensive income and expense - - (185) - - - (185) (41) (226)
Total comprehensive  income  for the period - - (185) - - 2,376 2,191 347 2,538
Dividend - - - - - (534) (534) (430) (964)
Equity share options - - - - 39 - 39 - 39
Balance at 30 June 2018 1,068 258 (1,856) - 722 18,646 18,838 449 19,287

ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND NOTES TO THE ACCOUNTS:                                                                                                                                                                                    

The results for the six months ended 30 June 2018 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).  The principal accounting policies applied are the same as those set out in the Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 and which will form the basis of the 2018 Annual report.

  1. Segmental analysis

For management purposes, the Group is organised into two operating Divisions, Mining and Property. These Divisions are the primary basis on which the Group reports its segment information. This is consistent with the way the Group is managed and with the format of the Group's internal financial reporting.

Unaudited Unaudited Audited           
30 June 30 June 31 December
2018 2017 2017
 £000  £000  £000
Revenue
Mining 22,835 16,160 36,300
Property 549 558              1,125
Other 23 14 34              
23,407 16,732 37,459
Operating profit/(loss)
Mining 3,751 68                2,848
Property 416 368 884
Other (7) 13 31
4,160 449               3,763
             Write off of investment in joint ventures - - (1,827)
             Share of profit in joint ventures 8 4 8
             Interest receivable 80 127 205
Interest payable (283) (337) (664)
Profit/(Loss) before taxation 3,965 243 1,485
  1. Taxation           
Unaudited Unaudited Audited           
30 June 30 June 31 December
2018 2017 2017
 £000  £000  £000
Based on the results for the period:
Corporation tax at 27.00% (2017: 19.5%) 1,246 107 367
Prior year adjustment - UK - - (5)
1,246 107 362
Deferred taxation (45) (89) 202
1,201 18 564
  1. Earnings/ (loss) per share

Both the basic and diluted earnings per share calculations are based on a profit of £2,376,000 (2017: £253,000). The basic earnings per share has been calculated on a weighted average of 10,676,839 (2017: 10,676,839) ordinary shares being in issue during the year. The diluted earnings per share has been calculated on the weighted average number of shares in issue of 10,676,839 (2017: 10,676,839) plus the dilutive potential ordinary shares arising from share options of 165,400 (2017: nil) totalling 10,842,239 (2017: 10,676,839).

  1. Investment properties

Investment properties are included at valuation as at 31 December 2017 plus additions in the period ended 30 June 2018.

  1. Related Parties

The related parties and the nature of costs recharged are as disclosed in the group's annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017. The group paid management fees of £68,750 (30 June 2017: £68,750 31 December 2017: £137,500) to London & Associated Properties PLC, an associated company.

  1. Financial information

The above financial information does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.   The figures for the year ended 31st December 2017 are based upon the latest statutory accounts, which have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies; the report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified and did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006. 

As required by the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, the interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and in accordance with both IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting' as adopted by the European Union and the disclosure requirements of the Listing Rules.

The half year results have not been audited or subject to review by the company's auditors.

The annual financial statements of Bisichi Mining PLC are prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted by European Union. The same accounting policies are used for the six months ended 30 June 2018 as were used for the year ended 31 December 2017.

The assessment of new standards, amendments and interpretations issued but not effective, are not anticipated to have a material impact on the financial statements. The following new or revised standards that are applicable to the group were issued but not yet effective:

IFRS 16 – Leases

The largest areas of estimation and uncertainty in the interim financial statements are in respect of:

The following new standards have become effective and have been adopted by the Group during the year:

IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contract with Customers

The Group has applied IFRS 15 retrospectively and the new standard had no material financial impact on the accounts.  

IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments

The adoption of IFRS 9 has resulted in changes in the Group's accounting policies for the recognition, classification and measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities and impairment of financial assets. The only material impact of IFRS 9 on the Group financial statements related to the movement in fair value of the Groups held for trading (previously available for sale) investments and non-current other investments (“the investments”). Under IAS 39 the movement in the investments was measured at fair value through other comprehensive income and taken to an available for sale reserve. Under IFRS 9 the movements are measured at fair value through profit and loss and taken to retained earnings. The Group has not restated prior periods as allowed by the transition provisions of IFRS 9. In order to reclassify the impact of historic movements on the investments, an adjustment of £109,000 has been made to the Group statement of changes in equity at 1 January 2018 transferring the historical fair value movements of the investments from the available for sale reserve to retained earnings.

Investment properties are not re-valued at the half year end unless there is evidence of a material change in valuation. There have been no material changes in fair value during the period. Please refer to page 60 of the 2017 Annual report and Accounts for details on the valuation of investment properties as at 31 December 2017.

Other areas of estimation and uncertainly are referred to in the group's annual financial statements. There have been no significant changes to the basis of accounting of key estimates and judgements as disclosed in the annual report as at 31 December 2017.

There is no material seasonal impact on the group's financial performance. Taxes on income in the interim periods are accrued using tax rates expected to be applicable to total annual earnings.

The interim financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis as the Directors are satisfied the group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.

  1. Dividend

The interim dividend in respect of 2017, totalling £107,000 was paid on the 9th of February 2018. The final dividends in respect of 2017, totalling £427,000 was approved  by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting  held on the 6th June 2018 and was paid on the 27th July 2018. The final dividend in respect of 2017 is included as a liability in these interim financial statements. A proposed interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2018 totalling £107,000 was approved by the Board of Directors on 23 August 2018 and has not been included as a liability in these Interim Financial Statements.

  1. Principal risks and uncertainties

The Group has an established risk management process which works within the corporate governance framework as set out in the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts. Risks and uncertainties identified by the Group are set out on page 14 of the 2017 Annual Report & Accounts and are reviewed on an ongoing basis. There have been no significant changes in the first half of 2018 to the principle risks and uncertainties as set out in the 2017 Annual Report & Accounts.

The principal risks as stated in the accounts reflect the challenging environment in which the business operates and are considered under the following broad headings:

Mining:

Property:

  1. Board approval

These interim results were approved by the Board of Bisichi Mining on 23 August 2018.

DIRECTORS RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT AND REPORT ON PRINCIPAL RISKS     

AND UNCERTAINITIES      

Responsibility Statement

We confirm to the best of our knowledge:

(a)  the condensed set of financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU; 

(b)  the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by:

(1) DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

(2) DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the entity during the period; and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report that could do so.

This report contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current estimates and projections of management and currently available information. Future statements are not guarantees of the future developments and results outlined therein. Rather, future developments and results are dependent on a number of factors; they involve various risks and uncertainties and are based upon assumptions that may not prove to be accurate. Risks and uncertainties identified by the Group are set out on page 14 of the 2017 Annual Report & Accounts. We do not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this report.

Michael Heller                                                                                      Andrew Heller  

Chairman                                                                                              Managing Director

23 August 2018               

DIRECTORS AND ADVISERS                                                                               

Directors                                                       Sir Michael A Heller MA, FCA (Chairman)

                                                                     Andrew R Heller MA, ACA (Managing Director)                         

                                                                     Robert Grobler PR Cert Eng (Mining Director)                        

                                                                     Garrett Casey CA (SA) (Finance Director)                

                                                                     Christopher A Joll MA (Non-executive)                     

                                                                     John A Sibbald MA (Non-executive)              

Secretary & Registered office                      Garrett Casey CA (SA)                                                             

                                                                    24 Bruton Place 

                                                                     London W1J 6NE             

Black Wattle Colliery - Directors                  Andrew Heller (Managing Director)       

                                                                     Garrett Casey (Finance Director)           

                                                                     Ethan Dube (Commercial Director)

                                                                     Robert Grobler (Mining Director)

                                                                     Millicent Zvarayi

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