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EVR Final Results Year ended 31 December 2018

Released 07:00 09-May-2019

RNS Number : 4310Y
EVR Holdings PLC
09 May 2019
 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement via the Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

For Immediate Release

9 May 2019

 

EVR Holdings plc

('EVR', the 'Group' or the 'Company')

Full Year Results

EVR Holdings (AIM: EVRH), the leading creator of virtual reality music ('VR') content and operator of the MelodyVR platform, is pleased to announce its results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

Highlights

·      The official launch of the MelodyVR music platform in the US, UK and 8 European territories.

·      Partnership agreement with Ibiza Rocks Group for the provision of immersive VR marketing and content production tools and sponsorship of the MelodyVR music platform. 

·      Broadcast the first real time global VR stream of a live performance event featuring Liam Payne formerly of One Direction.

·      Continued expansion of content and distribution opportunities through the signing of multi-year licence agreements with a number of music labels, publishers and music venues.

·    Group revenues of £1.2m from content sales and partnership deals (2017: £nil). Operating loss of £11.3m as a result of increased investment in people and operating capabilities (2017: £6.2 million loss).

 

·      Completion of a successful equity placing to raise £20 million (before costs).

 

·     As at 31st December 2018 the Company had cash and cash equivalents in excess of £19 million for future expansion and development.

 

 

For further information please contact:

 

, Executive Chairman & CEO

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7097 5737

ndy Brown, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Nominated Adviser, Financial Adviser and Corporate Broker

 

David Anderson / Junya Iwamoto

 

Sara Hale

 

www.evrholdings.com  

 

                                        Tel: +44 (0) 20 7597 5970

 

     

 

Chairman's Statement

 

Our principal subsidiary MelodyVR is a leading virtual reality (VR) music platform that provides digital on demand access to an extensive library of live music performances from many of the world's most loved and listened to artists. Since launching our service in May 2018, our aim has been to deliver immersive music experiences globally, capturing the magic of live performance whether re-lived via recorded content, or streamed to fans in real-time.

 

Currently, access to music content on the MelodyVR platform is available via a free to the user application on the market-leading Oculus platform, which is owned and operated by Facebook. Through licensing agreements with major record labels and music publishers, such as Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, users can instantly enjoy an extensive catalogue of free and paid for content, each providing an unrivalled VR visual and audio experience. Our licensing agreements provide for various monetisation models which ensures rights holders, artists and songwriters are appropriately compensated and incentivised for their work. We believe that we have the most comprehensive, and only global licensing arrangements in the world for the creation and distribution of music VR content.

 

December 2018 saw our inaugural live stream event, featuring Liam Payne, formerly of One Direction, perform to a full-capacity venue in London. This event was broadcast live to 36 countries on both the MelodyVR platform and Facebook 360, and to date this content alone has achieved more than 127,000 views. Delivering this first-of-its-kind high resolution VR content in real-time, in addition to the recorded content available via MelodyVR's existing music library, provides significant opportunities for revenue generation and will continue to drive awareness of MelodyVR's services, as well as providing ever more immersive engagement for fans and music lovers alike, on a global basis.

 

In order to extend the reach and accessibility of our offering, we are working with both new and existing media and platform partners to market and distribute our service - from media, technology, events and brand partners through to the telecoms, hardware and other non- music related industries. The success of our live stream event in December 2018, and the viewing metrics achieved particularly via Facebook's 360 social platform, illustrated significant consumer appetite for MelodyVR content. While VR device adoption continues to build, we will focus on our mobile strategy to extend the reach of our music content library to the 1 billion plus smartphone devices around the world.

 

Where others have scaled operations in anticipation of mass market appeal, our measured expansion has allowed us to conserve valuable cash resources, preserve agility and capitalise on our first mover advantage in this young and embryonic industry. Ultimately the success of our model will depend on our ability to scale. We are reassured by the experiences of those who have already experienced our immersive content and are confident that given the right access, awareness and availability of our content, user numbers and the quality of engagement will deliver profitable growth. We will, therefore, continue to invest in key marketing and product initiatives, to accelerate reach and believe that at scale we will benefit from substantial revenues and improved margins.

 

 

Significant events in 2018

 

·      In May 2018, we launched our MelodyVR music platform in the UK and US, allowing users to access our exclusive music library via Facebook's Oculus Go VR headset device.

·      In June 2018, availability of the MelodyVR platform was extended across a further 8 countries.

·      In October 2018, we announced that we had entered in to an agreement with Ibiza Rocks Group for the provision of immersive VR content production and sponsorship of the MelodyVR music platform. 

·      In November 2018, Oculus launched a major holiday season marketing campaign to promote both its Oculus Go VR headset and showcased selected content partners of which MelodyVR featured prominently.

·      In December 2018, MelodyVR broadcast its virtual reality first live stream event, featuring Liam Payne formerly of One Direction. This event successfully utilised MelodyVR's proprietary broadcast technology to deliver a simultaneous, real time global VR broadcast of the live performance.

·      During and subsequent to the year end, the Group signed multi-year licence agreements with a number of music labels, publishers and music venues.

 

Review of business and 2018 financial results

 

It is now 12 months since MelodyVR launched on the Oculus platform, which consists of a suite of VR devices, featuring an immersive content environment - the Oculus Store. This digital storefront can be accessed via the Oculus Go, a stand-alone, all in one headset combining both visual clarity with immersive sound to bring virtual reality experiences to life. In November 2018, Facebook launched a global advertising campaign in which MelodyVR featured in order to stimulate sales of its headset hardware and raise VR awareness. Given the global nature of the campaign, the commitment that Facebook has publicly made to the adoption of VR and to the success of its own Oculus VR headset suite, headset sales figures for Q4 2018 will have seen good growth.

 

Our inaugural live stream event featuring Liam Payne achieved strong viewer metrics with over 127,000 views to date, the majority of which were accessed via the Facebook 360 platform. This portal provides viewers with the ability to experience full 360 degree, 2D content for those without access to a VR headset. The success of this format and the proven appetite for Melody's content has reinforced our belief in our own monetisation model whether as a truly immersive VR experience or as a peripheral second screen consumption.

 

We have an important partnership deal with Ibiza Rocks which demonstrates our ability to earn sponsorship revenues from leveraging MelodyVR's technical expertise and the appeal of our music platform.  Ibiza Rocks have been both a sponsor of our site and our marketing partners and we continue to work together to secure both targeted audiences and exclusive content. In addition, we will seek to evaluate the adoption of more innovative advertising offerings particularly in conjunction with the continued programme of live events through the coming year.

 

During the year we raised £20 million (before costs) via the issuance of new shares primarily to institutional investors. The cash raised during 2018 will ensure that we have sufficient resources to continue to scale our business responsibly, regardless of the state of the capital markets and the uncertainty which currently surrounds the UK.

 

The Group reported revenues for the year totalling £1.2m (2017: £nil) from content sales and partnership deals. The gross loss of £0.2m has been calculated after the deduction of content creation costs as well as amounts due to all rights holders. These amounts include commissions and revenue share arrangements due to app stores, record labels, artists, publishers, songwriters and exclusive event / venue partners.

 

The operating loss before non-recurring and non-cash items for the year amounted to £10.1m (2017: Loss £5.2m) reflecting our investment in people and our operating capabilities as we scaled up for launch and ready the business for the next stage of its development.  After non-recurring and non-cash items, net financing charges and taxation, the Group reported a loss of £11.3m (2017: Loss £6.2m) resulting in a loss per share of 0.9p (2017: Loss 0.61p).

 

Following the launch of the Melody VR platform, it was determined that the company has met the necessary conditions to be able to capitalise and reflect £1.82m of intangible assets on its balance sheet, consisting of £0.67m of R&D development spend and £1.15m of content assets. These amounts will be amortised over their useful lifes and expenses of £0.15m and £0.18m respectively were reflected during the year.

 

As at 31 December 2018 the Group had cash reserves of £19.3m (2017: £12.4m) reflecting the successful fundraising completed during the year.

 

 

Technology and development

 

The group intends to continue to make significant investment in capturing and creating new content to further enrich the library of experiences of the MelodyVR platform. In addition, we will develop new equipment and enhance the functionality of our existing product. Product development expenses are primarily comprised of costs incurred for development of equipment related to the capture and production of content together with resources expended on the Group's existing platform and service offerings. In 2019 we anticipate extending this to include new advertising products, the introduction of new mobile applications, an enhanced website and improvements to our content delivery services. The costs incurred during 2018, include related employee compensation and benefits, facility costs and consulting costs.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to our shareholders, customers and business partners for their support, effort and insights over the course of these past years. The development of our business would not have been attained without the efforts of the management team and the unwavering commitment of our staff.

 

Going forward, the Group will continue to pursue opportunities to keep up with this evolving marketplace and optimise its corporate strategy of creating long-term value for stakeholders, and I look forward to reporting on our progress over the course of the coming year.

 

 

Anthony Matchett

Executive Chairman

 

 

 

 

PRIMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

£

£

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations:

Revenue

Cost of sales

 

GROSS LOSS

 

 

 

 

 

1,180,623

(1,427,674)

-------------------

(247,051)

------------------

 

-

-

------------------

-

------------------

Administrative expenses

 

(11,260,086)

(6,192,145)

 

 

-----------------------

---------------------

OPERATING LOSS

 

(11,507,137)

(6,192,145)

 

 

 

 

Operating loss before non-recurring and non-cash items

 

Depreciation

Amortisation

Share based payments

 

OPERATING LOSS

 

(10,142,438)

 

(388,833)

(329,073)

(646,793)

-----------------------

(11,507,137)

(5,168,043)

 

(141,607)

-

(882,495)

--------------------

(6,192,145)

 

Finance income

 

 

42,929

 

2,988

Finance costs

Foreign exchange gain/(loss)

 

-

73,253

(6,348)

(36,377)

 

 

-----------------------

---------------------

LOSS FOR THE YEAR BEFORE TAXATION

 

(11,390,955)

(6,231,882)

 

 

 

 

Taxation

 

121,016

-

 

 

-----------------------

---------------------

NET LOSS AND TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

 

 

FOR THE YEAR

 

(11,269,939)

(6,231,882)

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

Owners of the parent company

Non - controlling interest

 

 

 

(11,270,952)

1,013

 

 

(6,231,882)

-

 

 

---------------------

---------------------

LOSS PER SHARE - from continuing operations - basic                                                                                                             and diluted

 

 

(0.9)p

      ==========

   (0.61)p

       ==========

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Consolidated Statement of Financial Position as at 31 December 2018

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

£

£

ASSETS

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

Goodwill

 

 

933,992

603,476

638,429

603,476

Other intangible assets

 

1,492,071

-

 

 

-----------------------

-----------------------

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

3,029,539

1,241,905

 

 

-----------------------

-----------------------

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

1,601,896

202,835

Cash and cash equivalents

 

19,327,948

12,409,820

 

 

-----------------------

-----------------------

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

 

20,929,844

12,612,655

 

 

-----------------------

-----------------------

TOTAL ASSETS

 

23,959,383

13,854,560

 

 

===========

===========

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(1,933,437)

(613,351)

 

 

-----------------------

-----------------------

NET ASSETS

 

22,025,946

13,266,122

 

 

===========

===========

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

13,690,204

12,184,391

Share premium reserve

 

36,258,164

18,308,854

Retained Earnings

 

(20,273,806)

(9,002,854)

Share option reserve

 

1,974,265

1,327,472

Merger relief reserve

 

486,611

486,611

Non-controlling interests

Currency Translation Reserve

 

(44,990)

(61,959)

(46,003)

10,194

Reverse takeover reserve

 

(10,002,543)

(10,002,543)

 

 

-----------------------

-----------------------

TOTAL EQUITY

 

22,025,946

13,266,122

 

 

===========

===========

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Merger Relief Reserve

Share Option Reserve

Retained Losses

Reverse Takeover Reserve

Non-Controlling Interest

Currency Translation Reserve

Total Equity

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2017

10,067,861

5,903,289

486,611

444,977

(2,770,972)

(10,002,543)

(46,003)

-

4,083,220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share issue

2,116,530

12,405,565

-

-

-

-

-

-

14,522,094

Grant of share options/warrants

-

-

-

882,495

-

-

-

-

882,495

Loss and comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

-

-

(6,231,882)

-

-

-

(6,231,882)

Non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

Currency transaction reserve

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10,194

10,194

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2017

12,184,391

18,308,854

486,611

1,327,472

(9,002,854)

(10,002,543)

(46,003)

10,194

13,266,122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share issue

1,250,000

17,798,293

-

-

-

-

-

-

19,048,293

Grant of share options/warrants

255,813

151,017

-

646,793

-

-

-

-

1,053,623

Loss and comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

-

-

(11,270,952)

-

 

-

(11,270,952)

Non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

 

-

1,013

-

1,013

Currency transaction reserve

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(72,153)

(72,153)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2018

13,690,204

36,258,164

486,611

1,974,265

(20.273,806)

(10,002,543)

(44,990)

(61,959)

22,025,946

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                        

2018

2017

 

£

£

 

Operating activities

 

 

Loss from continuing operations

(11,390,955)

(6,231,882)

 

 

 

Adjustments for:

 

 

Depreciation of tangible assets

Amortisation of intangible assets

388,833

329,073

141,607

-

Share based payment expense

646,793

882,495

Increase in trade and other receivables

(1,115,147)

(241,392)

Increase in trade and other payables

1,118,317

508,120

 

---------------------

---------------------

 

 

 

NET CASH OUTFLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

(10,023,086)

(4,941,052)

 

---------------------

---------------------

Investing activities

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(682,040)

(550,278)

Investment in intangible assets

(1,821,144)

-

 

---------------------

---------------------

NET CASH OUTFLOW FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

(2,503,184)

(550,278)

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

Proceeds from issue of ordinary share capital

19,048,293

14,174,918

Proceeds from the exercise of warrants

     406,831

     347,176

 

---------------------

---------------------

NET CASH GENERATED FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

19,455,124

14,522,094

 

_________

_________

 

 

 

Increase in cash and cash equivalents

Effect of changes in foreign exchange rates

6,928,854

(10,726)

9,030,764

       9,363

Cash and cash equivalents brought forward

12,409,820

3,369,693

 

---------------------

---------------------

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS CARRIED FORWARD                                 

19,327,948

12,409,820

 

===========

===========

 

 

 

  

 

 

ABRIDGED NOTES TO THE PRIMARY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the 12 months ended 31 December 2018

 

The financial statements of the Group for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018 and 2017 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, International Accounting Standards and Interpretations (collectively IFRS) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) as adopted by European Union.

 

The financial information set out above does not constitute the Company's statutory accounts for the years ended 31 December 2018 or 2017 as defined by sec on 435 of the Companies Act 2006 but is derived from those accounts.  Statutory accounts for 2017 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies, and those for 2018 will be delivered in due course. The auditors have reported on those accounts; their reports were (i) unqualified, and (ii) did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report and (iii) did not contain a statement under sec on 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006 in respect of the accounts.

 

Basis of Consolidation

 

Where the Group has the power, either directly or indirectly, to govern the financial and operating policies of another entity or business so as to obtain benefits from its activities, it is classified as a subsidiary.  The consolidated financial statements present the results of the company and its subsidiaries ("the Group") as if they formed a single entity.  Intercompany transactions and balances between Group companies are therefore eliminated in full.

 

Business Combinations

 

The Consolidated Financial Statements comprise the period for the 12 months to 31 December 2018.  Subsidiaries are entities controlled by the Group. The Group controls an entity when it is exposed to, or has rights to, variable returns from its involvement with the entity and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the entity. The financial statements of subsidiaries are included in the consolidated financial statements from the date on which control commences until the date on which control ceases. Consolidated within these financial statements are results from subsidiaries: MelodyVR Ltd (100% ownership), MelodyVR Inc (100% ownership), MelodyVR Holdings Ltd (100% ownership) and Immersive Construction Ltd (51% ownership).

 

Going Concern

 

The Financial Statements have been prepared on the going concern basis. The Directors have prepared cash flow forecasts through to 30 June 2020, covering the 12 month period beyond the signing date of these financial statements. As there are sufficient existing resources to operate for the foreseeable future the Board has concluded that the going concern assumption is appropriate in preparing these financial statements.

 

Revenue

 

Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits will flow to the Company and the revenue can be reliably measured. Revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received, excluding discounts, rebates, value added tax and other sales taxes.

 

Capitalisation of Development and Content creation costs

 

The Group recognises both internal development costs as well as VR content creation costs as intangible assets only when the following criteria are met: the technical feasibility of completing the intangible asset exists, there is an intent to complete and an ability to use or sell the intangible asset, the intangible asset will generate probable future economic benefits, there are adequate resources available to complete the development and to use or sell the intangible asset, and there is the ability to reliably measure the expenditure attributable to the intangible asset during its development.

 

Intangible assets with finite lives are amortised on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives and are assessed for impairment whenever there is an indication that the intangible asset may be impaired. The amortisation period and the amortisation method for an intangible asset are reviewed at least annually. Changes in the expected useful life or the expected pattern of consumption of future economic benefits embodied in the asset is accounted for by changing the amortisation period or method, as appropriate, and are treated as changes in accounting estimates. The amortisation of intangible assets is recognised in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income/costs in the expense category consistent with the function of the intangible assets.

 

Amortisation rates applicable to development costs is 33% straight line.

 

Amortisation rates applicable to content assets released during the period is as follows:

 

Year 1: 80%

Year 2: 15%

Year 3: 5%

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1.    LOSS FROM OPERATIONS

 

This has been arrived at after charging:

   2018

2017

 

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

 

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

Amortisation on internally generated intangible assets

388,833

329,073

=========

-

-

=========

141,607

-

=========

-

-

=========

               

2.    AUDITORS REMUNERATION

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

 

 

 

£

£

£

£

 

During the year the Company obtained the following

service from the Company's auditors:

Fees payable to the Company's auditors for the audit of the Company's

 

 

 

 

 

 

annual accounts

 

25,500

14,000

24,850

13,500

 

Fees payable to the Company's auditors for other services:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax services

 

5,925

5,925

3,582

3,582

 

Other services

 

5,550

5,550

4,950

4,950

 

 

 

-------------------

-------------------

-------------------

-------------------

 

 

 

36,975

25,475

33,382

22,032

 

 

 

 

 

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=========

=========

=========

 

3.    DIRECTORS' AND EMPLOYEE REMUNERATION

 

2018

2017

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

The amount paid to directors and employees, is as follows:

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

Wages and salaries

4,669,734

1,096,010

1,861,673

480,775

Social security costs

553,006

145,283

218,347

79,199

Pension costs

73,975

-

-

-

Share based payment costs

507,446

173,994

239,836

63,686

 

-------------------

-------------------

-------------------

-------------------

 

5,804,161

1,415,287

2,319,856

623,660

 

=========

=========

=========

=========

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

The average number of employees for the year was as follows:

 

No.

No.

No.

No.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directors

 

5

5

6

6

Senior Management

 

1

-

1

-

Staff

 

48

-

23

-

 

 

-------------------

-------------------

-------------------

-------------------

 

 

54

5

30

6

 

 

=========

=========

=========

=========

                 

Details for directors' remuneration is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current salary

Total

2018

Total

2017

 

Director

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Matchett

275,000

442,500

165,077

 

Steven Hancock

220,000

305,667

153,846

 

Sebastian Theron (resigned: 15 January 2019)

-

277,000

136,179

 

Simon Cole

50,000

35,416

25,000

 

Ian Hanson

40,000

31,250

16,955

 

Andy Botha

Sean Nicolson (resigned: 7 February 2018)

Peter Reed (resigned: 26 April 2017)

40,000

-

-

1,613

2,564

-

-

25,000

25,000

 

 

 

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-------------------

 

 

 

1,096,010

530,390

               

The remuneration committee approved the salary increases and bonuses for executive directors post the launch of the MelodyVR application on 1 May 2018. Non-executive fees were also increased in line with market rates.

 

 

4.    EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the loss attributable to shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year. IAS 33 requires presentation of diluted EPS when a company could be called upon to issue shares that would decrease earnings per share, or increase the loss per share. For a loss-making company with outstanding share options and warrants, net loss per share would be decreased by the exercise of options. Therefore the antidilutative potential ordinary shares are disregarded in the calculation of diluted EPS. Reconciliation of the profit and weighted average number of shares used in the calculation are set out below:

 

2018

2017

 

Group

Group

 

£

£

Loss attributable to equity holders of the Company:

 

 

Continuing and total operations

(11,269,939)

(6,231,882)

 

-------------------

-------------------

 

No. of shares

No. of shares

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for basic earnings

1,252,156,578

1,022,052,742

Weighted average number of ordinary shares and dilutive shares and other instruments in issue for fully diluted earnings

1,613,487,210

1,452,275,506

 

-----------------------

-----------------------

 

 

 

 

Pence per

Pence per

 

Share

Share

Loss per share

 

 

Basic and diluted per share

 

 

Continuing and total operations

(0.9p)

(0.61p)

 

==========

==========

 

5.     INTANGIBLE FIXED ASSETS

 

 

Goodwill

Development costs

Content assets - in production

Content assets - released

Total

Cost

£

£

£

£

£

At 1 January 2018

603,476

             -

                 -

               -

              603,476

Additions

 

-

 

667,819

 

646,344

 

 

506,981

 

1,821,144

 

-----------------------

-----------------------

---------------------

-----------------------

-----------------------

At 31 December 2018

              603,476

              667,819

646,344

 

506,981

 

2,424,620 

 

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Accumulated Amortisation

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2018

                

-

                

 -

-

-

-

Charge for the period

 

-

 

149,279

 

-

 

179,794

329,073

 

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At 31 December 2018

-

149,279

-

179,794

329,073

 

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Net Book Value

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2017

603,476

               -

-

-

603,476

 

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At 31 December 2018

603,476

518,540

646,344

327,187

2,095,547

 

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6.     ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL

 

Number of

Nominal

Share

 

Shares

Value

premium

Issued and fully paid

No.

£

£

At 31 December 2017:

 

 

 

Ordinary shares of 1p each

1,157,614,265

12,184,391

18,795,465

Deferred shares of 0.24p each

150,520,616

361,249

-

Deferred shares of 0.95p each

26,000,000

247,000

-

 

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At 31 December 2017:

1,334,134,881

12,792,640

18,795,465

 

 

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Number of

Nominal

Share

 

Shares

Value

premium

Issued and fully paid during the year

No.

£

£

Issue of new ordinary shares at 1.4p each

14,760,790

147,608

59,043

Issue of new ordinary shares at 1.85p each

Issue of new ordinary shares at 16p each

Share issue costs

10,820,537

125,000,000

-

108,205

1,250,000

-

91,975

18,750,000

(951,707)

 

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150,581,327

1,505,813

17,949,311

 

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Number of

Nominal

Share

 

Shares

Value

premium

Issued and fully paid

No.

£

£

At 31 December 2018:

 

 

 

Ordinary shares of 1p each

1,308,195,592

13,690,204

36,744,776

Deferred shares of 0.24p each

150,520,616

361,249

-

Deferred shares of 0.95p each

26,000,000

247,000

-

 

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At 31 December 2018:

1,484,716,208

14,298,453

36,744,776

 

 

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The deferred shares do not confer upon the holders right to any dividends or the right to attend or vote at general meetings of the Company. 

 

7.    SHARE OPTIONS AND WARRANTS

The Group operates share-based payment arrangements to remunerate directors and key employees in the form of options and warrants. Equity-settled share-based payments are measured at fair value (excluding the effect of non-market based vesting conditions) at the date of grant. The fair value determined at the grant date of the equity-settled share-based payments is expensed on a straight-line basis over the vesting period, based on the Company's estimate of shares that will eventually vest and adjusted for the effect of non-market based vesting conditions.

 

The fair value at grant date is independently determined using the Black Scholes Model that takes into account the exercise price, the term of the option, the share price at grant date and expected price volatility of the underlying share, the expected dividend yield, the risk free interest rate for the term of the option and the correlations and volatilities of the peer group companies.

 

In determining the expected price volatility, the directors have taken account of expectations regarding the current and future circumstances in the virtual reality market, both from the perspective of investment into content creation and hardware manufacture, and from the perspective of consumer trends, to assess the expected uptake of virtual reality as a mainstream outlet for music and other media and entertainment genres.

 

 

DIRECTOR OPTIONS AND WARRANTS

 

The following table sets out the details of options and warrants held by directors at 31 December 2018:

 

Director

Warrants and options in parent at 1 January 2018

Issued during the year

Warrants and options at 31 December 2018

Exercise price

Expiry date

Simon Cole

4,615,090

-

4,615,090

1.1p

16.05.2026

Anthony Matchett

11,537,725

-

11,537,725

1.1p

16.05.2026

Steven Hancock

11,684,783

-

11,684,783

1.1p

16.05.2026

Sebastian Theron

3,640,830

-

3,640,830

1.1p

13.10.2026

 

1,023,279

-

1,023,279

8.125p

17.07.2027

Ian Hanson

4,615,090

-

4,615,090

8.125p

17.07.2027

Andy Botha

-

4,615,090

4,615,090

5.7p

20.12.2028

 

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37,116,797

4,615,090

41,731,887

 

 

 

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No options or warrants issued to directors were exercised, have lapsed or been forfeited during the year. This calculation takes into account warrants and options awarded to directors in the performance of their duties.

 

 

EQUITY SETTLED SHARE OPTION SCHEME

 

The Group operates an approved enterprise management incentive scheme under which employees have been granted options to purchase shares in EVR Holdings plc. The unexercised options at 31 December 2018 expire on the tenth anniversary from the grant date and are subject to vesting criteria.

 

The following table sets out the details of share options held at 31 December 2018:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

Average exercise price per share option

Number of options

Average exercise price per share option

Number of options

As at 1 January

5.1p

28,609,707

1.1p

13,828,472

Granted during the year

6.9p

17,526,814

8p

16,906,731

Exercised during the year

-

-

-

-

Forfeited during the year

8.5p

(1,650,000)

2.8p

(2,125,496)

 

 

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As at 31 December

5.7p

44,486,521

5.1p

28,609,707

 

 

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Vested and exercisable at 31 December

5.2p

19,366,068

3.1p

5,320,719

 

 

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Share options outstanding at the end of the year have the following expiry date and exercise prices:

 

 

Grant Date

Expiry date

Weighted average exercise price

Share options
31 December 2018

Share options
31 December 2017

 
 

13 October 2016

13 October 2026

1.1p

12,212,157

12,212,157

 

02 February 2017

02 February 2027

7.8p

6,750,000

6,750,000

 

17 July 2017

17 July 2027

8.13p

8,647,550

8,647,550

 

12 March 2018

12 March 2028

8.69p

7,661,724

-

 

07 December 2018

07 December 2028

4.85p

4,600,000

-

 

20 December 2018

20 December 2028

5.7p

4,615,090

-

 

 

 

 

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Total

 

 

44,486,521

28,609,707

 

 

 

 

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Weighted average remaining contractual life of options outstanding at end of period

 

8.79 years

9.79 years

 

 

 

Of the share options outstanding at 31 December 2018 13,845,270 are held by directors of the Company.

 

 

WARRANTS

 

The Group issues warrants to directors, key advisors, commercial partners and others in consideration of the benefit accruing to the Group.  The following table sets out the details of warrants held at 31 December 2018:

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

Average exercise price per share option

Number of options

Average exercise price per share option

Number of options

As at 1 January

6.4p

226,775,183

2.1p

164,448,322

Granted during the year

5.5p

6,000,000

13.3p

86,479,852

Exercised during the year

1.6p

(25,581,327)

1.5p

(24,152,991)

Forfeited during the year

1.4p

(208,335)

-

-

 

 

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As at 31 December

7p

206,985,521

6.4p

226,775,183

 

 

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Vested and exercisable at 31 December

7p

206,985,521

6.4p

226,775,183

 

 

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Warrants outstanding at the end of the year have the following expiry date and exercise prices:

 

Grant Date

Expiry date

Exercise price

Share options
31 December 2018

Share options
31 December 2017

 
 

31 July 2015

31 July 2018

1.4p

-

14,969,125

 

31 July 2015

31 July 2020

1.2p

9,230,180

9,230,180

 

30 June 2016

30 June 2026

1.1p

51,294,234

51,294,234

 

16 October 2016

16 October 2019

1.85p

10,741,329

21,561,866

 

22 December 2016

22 December 2021

4.3p

43,239,926

43,239,926

 

17 July 2017

17 July 2022

14.2p

43,239,926

43,239,926

 

20 March 2017

20 March 2022

12.4p

43,239,926

43,239,926

 

29 October 2018

29 October 2023

5.5p

6,000,000

-

 

 

 

 

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Total

 

 

206,985,521

226,775,183

 

 

 

 

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Weighted average remaining contractual life of options outstanding at end of period

 

4.68 years

5.33 years

 

 

 

Of the warrants outstanding at 31 December 2018, 27,886,617 are held by directors of the Company.

 

MEASUREMENT OF FAIR VALUES

 

The model inputs for options granted during the year ended 31 December 2018 included:

 

           Share options scheme

              Warrants

 

2018

2017

2018

2017

Fair value at grant date

 4.6p

 4.21p

 1.8p

 0.7p

Share price at grant date

 8.46p

 8.5p

 5.25p

 9.51p

Exercise price

 6.87p

 7.98p

 5.5p

 13.29p

Expected volatility (weighted-average)

40%

40.0%

40%

40%

Expected life (weighted average)

 10 years

 9.42 years

 5 years

 5 years

Risk-free interest rate

0.50%

0.50%

0.50%

0.50%

 

Total expenses arising from share-based payment transactions recognised in Other Comprehensive Income during the year were as follows:

 

2018

2017

 

£

£

Options and warrants issued to directors

173,994

63,686

Options issued under employee share scheme

333,452

175,950

Warrants issued to commercial and other partners

139,347

642,859

 

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Total

646,793

882,495

 

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Share option reserve

1,974,265

1,327,472

 

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8.   POST BALANCE SHEET EVENTS

There have been no material events since the reporting date.


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EVR Final Results Year ended 31 December 2018 - RNS