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Filta Group Holdings PLC  -  FLTA   

Interim Results

Released 07:00 04-Sep-2018

RNS Number : 6432Z
Filta Group Holdings PLC
04 September 2018
 

4 September 2018

 

Filta Group Holdings plc

("Filta" or the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Interim Results for the 6-month period ended 30 June 2018

 

Filta Group Holdings plc (AIM: FLTA), a provider of fryer management and other services to commercial kitchens, is pleased to announce its unaudited Interim Results for the 6 month period ended 30 June 2018.

 

Financial Highlights - Continuing Operations

 

·      Revenues up 15% (22% in constant currency) to £6.6 million (H1 2017:  £5.7 million)

·      Gross profit grew 20% (27% in constant currency) to £3.4 million, and gross profit margin improved to 51% (H1 2017:  £49%)

·      Profit before tax increased 13% (22% in constant currency) to £1.0 million (2017: £0.9 million)

·      Adjusted EBITDA* up 24% to £1.3 million (H1 2017: £1.0 million)

·      Deferred income balance increased by £0.2 million

·      Basic EPS 3.00p (H1 2017: 2.41p) up 24%

·      Interim dividend 0.72p per ordinary share (2017: 0.65p)

 

 

Operational Highlights

 

·      10 new Franchise sales in the period resulting in a period end franchise count of 192

·      28 new Mobile Filtration Units ("MFU's") added in the period increasing the total to 422

·      9% increase in FiltaSeal volumes to 16,225 seals fitted

·      FiltaGMG integration complete, with a 25% increase to revenues over the pre-acquisition run rate

·      Filta Canada continues to expand with two new franchises added in H1 bringing the total franchise count in Canada to three with an MFU count of five

·      Following the acquisition of the master franchisor in Germany, two new franchises were added, bringing the total number of franchises to seven.

 

*Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation, acquisition related costs and share based payment expense

 

 

Jason Sayers, CEO of Filta, commented:

 

"We have successfully completed a number of strategic initiatives during the first half of the year, including the disposal of our lower margin refrigeration business, the integration of GMG and the changed structure of our European activities, all of which will support higher margins and greater recurring revenue going forward.

 

"We have enjoyed strong trading through the Group despite a weaker US dollar and have been particularly encouraged by the contribution now coming from GMG, as well as the strong response to our initiative in mainland Europe. We continue to seek further growth opportunities through both acquisitions and the development of our existing businesses over the short, medium and long term. "

                       

                       

For further information please contact:

 

Filta Group Holdings plc                                                              Tel:         +1 407 996 5550

Jason Sayers, Chief Executive Officer

Brian Hogan, Finance Director

 

Cenkos Securities (Nomad and Broker)                                  Tel:         +44 (0)20 7397 8900

Stephen Keys

Harry Hargreaves

 

Chief Executive's and Chairman's Statement

 

Overview

We are pleased to report that strong performances across all our business platforms have resulted in profit before tax for the half year ended 30 June 2018 of £1.0 million (H1 2017, Continuing business: £0.9 million, including Discontinued business: £0.95 million) and revenues up 15% (22% on a constant currency basis) at £6.6 million (H1 2017: Continuing business £5.7 million, including Discontinued business £6.6 million). These discontinued revenues have been replaced through acquisition and organic growth with a consequential improvement in margins, resulting in an increase in overall profitability, the benefits of which will be seen more strongly in the second half of the year.

 

Although we have seen modest growth in costs, net of the impact of professional fees and higher amortisation related to acquisition activity, this targeted spending has allowed us to deliver a profit before tax in line with expectations and supports future revenue growth.  We anticipate a further small increase to overheads in the second half but expect that this will likewise be mitigated by further margin improvements and will enable us to deliver further revenue growth.

 

We have also experienced growth in our core deferred income balance (the amounts relating to territory fees which will be released over 10 years in North America and, 5 years in the UK and Europe) of £0.2 million as a result of £0.4 million being added and £0.2 million being utilised during the period. 

 

Cash, net of borrowings, was £2.4 million at 30 June 2018 (31 December 2017: £3.1 million). The Group generated £0.8 million of cash from operations, before cash taxes, during the period.  This was despite an unfavourable working capital movement of £0.4 million due primarily to the payment of our annual national account rebates in the first quarter, costs associated with the sale of Filta Refrigeration and spending related to the establishment of Filta Europe.   The principal cash outflow in the period was the payment of £0.8 million of US corporation tax being £0.6 million in respect of the 2017 tax year and £0.2 million paid on account for the current year (thereby reducing the final tax payment to be made in 2019). This, together with net capital investments of £0.2 million and the final dividend payment for 2017 of £0.2 million, resulted in the reduction in net cash in the period.

 

Operating Review

The Group has enjoyed strong trading in each of its operating divisions and territories.

 

Franchise Development

Ten new franchise agreements, 6 in the US, 2 in Canada and 2 in Europe, and five franchise resales, 2 in the US and 3 in the UK, were achieved in H1.  We now have 192 franchisees throughout our global network operating 422 MFU's, up 28 during the current period and by 51 since the same time last year. We are pleased to have added two franchises in each of our newer operating territories, Canada and, post-acquisition, in Germany.  We continue to see strong interest from potential franchisees in both North America and Europe, and we expect that several more appointments will be made in 2018.

 

The buy-in of the master franchise in Germany is the first step in our strategy to expand the fryer management franchise business in Europe, by replacing the master franchise structure with a multi-unit franchise model which has been highly effective in the USA over the last 15 years. This provides more direct influence over the marketing and sale of FiltaFry franchises and enables the Group to provide "hands-on" assistance with a central sales and support office to drive the growth of each franchisee within the network.

 

Fryer Management (FiltaFry)

Royalties and other revenue, most of which is recurring in nature, from our fryer management services increased by 8% over the same period last year to £4.3 million (2017: £4.0 million).  Fryer management revenue in the US, which accounts for just over 80% of the Group's fryer management revenue grew by 15% in local currency.  The addition of 28 MFU's during the period will ensure further revenue growth over the second half and into future periods. We also upgraded an additional 12 U.S. franchises to 6,000-gallon (25 metric tonnes) waste oil storage sites, taking the total number of such sites to 52. 

Commercial Refrigeration Seals (FiltaSeal)

Our commercial seal operation, FiltaSeal, has experienced increasing business from existing clients as well as a major client win resulting in a 9% uplift in the number of seals fitted in the first half (16,225) over the same period last year (14,869) and generating revenue of £0.8 million, also up by 9%. 

 

Drains and Grease Management (FiltaGMG)

We have enjoyed growing demand for our drains and grease management service as customers are forced to comply with ever changing regulations and are attracted by the regular and reliable servicing, which adds to kitchen efficiency.  Last year's acquisition of GMG has broadened the scope of our offering, by adding grease trap maintenance, and has increased our customer base, allowing us the opportunity to cross-sell the full range of Filta services.  Revenue for the half year was £0.7 million, but more importantly, we experienced 46% growth between the first and second quarter of 2018 and whilst we don't anticipate this rate of growth every quarter it reflects a growing pipeline of business and fully justifies the decision to move into this more specialist activity.

 

Infrastructure

The Company has continued to invest in and expand its customer support capacity by adding to the marketing, information technology and sales support teams. We have also increased marketing spend to accelerate growth across the business.

 

New field service scheduling software, supporting our FiltaSeal and FiltaGMG businesses, has been implemented and is fully operational.  Additionally, we have rolled out a new operations module for our US franchise network.  This is fully integrated with our Symphony CRM software and has provided a significant improvement in automation and visibility to real time data.  Both investments provide improved efficiencies while affording us the requisite scale to support future growth.

 

Dividends

In light of the Group's first half performance, and our continued confidence entering the second half of the year, the Board has declared an interim dividend of 0.72 pence per share (2017: 0.65 pence), an increase of 11%. This will be paid on 28 September 2018 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 14 September 2018.

 

Outlook

We have delivered increased revenues and improved margins from our businesses in the first half of the year and, with the enlarged MFU base, the strong pipeline of potential franchisees and the increased business levels being enjoyed by our Company-owned activities, FiltaSeal and FiltaGMG, the Board is confident of further progress in the second half of the year.  The currency environment appears less challenging in the second half of the year which has begun with a stronger US dollar.  Should this continue it would be an encouraging sign supporting higher revenue and profit growth for the second half.  We have already made the necessary investment in our infrastructure to support the revenue growth and should therefore experience margin improvements on the incremental revenue.

 

We continue to seek infill acquisitions which can broaden our offering and customer base in order to support the organic growth being achieved by our core businesses.

 

 

 

 

Tim Worlledge                                                                                             Jason Sayers

Non-executive Chairman                                                                           Chief Executive Officer

3 September 2018                                                                                       3 September 2018

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

for the six months ended 30 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited 6 months ended 30 June 2018

 

Unaudited

6 months ended 30 June 2017

 

Audited Year ended 31 December 2017

 

 

Notes

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

3

 

6,566,821

 

5,694,547

 

11,547,299

 

Cost of sales

 

 

(3,200,193)

 

(2,891,005)

 

(5,870,449)

 

Gross profit

 

 

3,366,628

 

2,803,542

 

5,676,850

 

Other income

 

 

8,305

 

4,400

 

38,377

 

Distribution costs

 

 

(58,894)

 

(59,969)

 

(124,690)

 

Administrative expenses

 

 

(2,283,643)

 

(1,824,251)

 

(3,891,858)

 

Operating profit

 

 

1,032,396

 

923,722

 

1,698,679

 

Analysed as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

1,279,283

 

1,028,187

 

2,115,953

 

Acquisition of subsidiaries costs

 

 

(64,677)

 

(29,390)

 

(120,280)

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

(150,516)

 

(57,388)

 

(209,912)

 

Share based payments

6

 

(31,694)

 

(17,687)

 

(87,082)

 

 

 

 

1,032,396

 

923,722

 

1,698,679

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance costs

 

 

(19,510)

 

(27,529)

 

(90,952)

 

Profit before tax

 

 

1,012,886

 

896,193

 

1,607,727

 

Income tax expense

 

 

(198,458)

 

(246,518)

 

(824,268)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit from continuing operations

 

 

814,428

 

649,675

 

783,459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit from discontinued operations

 

 

-

 

49,427

 

32,858

 

Net profit attributable to owners

 

 

814,428

 

699,102

 

816,317

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

 

 

(4,855)

 

143,433

 

(94,174)

 

Total other comprehensive income

 

 

(4,855)

 

143,433

 

(94,174)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit and total comprehensive income

 

 

809,573

 

842,535

 

722,143

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic (pence)

2

 

3.00

 

2.41

 

2.90

 

- Diluted (pence)

2

 

2.98

 

2.38

 

2.87

 

From continuing and discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Basic (pence)

2

 

3.00

 

2.59

 

3.03

 

- Diluted (pence)

2

 

2.98

 

2.56

 

2.99

 

 

                                                                

Filta Group Holdings plc

Condensed consolidated statement of financial position

As at 30 June 2018

 

 

 

Unaudited

30 June

 

Audited 31 December

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

Notes

£

 

£

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

1,229,668

 

1,216,388

Deferred tax assets

 

701,490

 

652,131

Intangible assets

 

585,695

 

484,821

Goodwill

7

784,452

 

631,380

Deposits

 

2,398

 

2,344

Trade receivables

4

384,376

 

302,163

 

 

3,688,079

 

3,289,227

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

4

2,915,969

 

2,506,060

Inventories

 

403,042

 

437,716

Cash and cash equivalents

 

3,298,151

 

4,031,174

 

 

6,617,162

 

6,974,950

 

 

 

 

 

Assets classified as held for sale

 

-

 

74,372

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

10,305,241

 

10,338,549

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

5

1,415,690

 

2,142,906

Borrowings

 

107,687

 

107,786

Deferred income

 

623,686

 

532,682

 

 

2,147,063

 

2,783,374

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax liability

 

129,322

 

95,185

Borrowings

 

784,452

 

931,765

Deferred income

 

2,515,848

 

2,404,645

 

 

3,429,622

 

3,431,595

Non-current liabilities classified as held for sale

 

-

 

66,425

Total liabilities

 

5,576,685

 

6,281,394

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

2,714,363

 

2,713,266

Share premium

 

153,385

 

131,400

Retained profits

 

2,500,961

 

1,862,967

Translation reserve

 

(359,432)

 

(354,577)

Other reserves

2

(280,721)

 

(295,901)

Total equity

 

4,728,556

 

4,057,155

Total equity and liabilities

 

10,305,241

 

10,338,549

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filta Group Holdings plc

Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

for the six months ended 30 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign

 

 

 

Share

Share

Other

Merger

Exchange

Retained

Total

 

Capital

Premium

Reserves

Reserve

Reserve

Earnings

Equity

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2018

2,713,266

131,400

43,786

(339,687)

(354,577)

1,862,967

4,057,155

Profit for the year

 

 

 

 

 

814,428

814,428

Translation differences

-

-

-

-

(4,855)

-

(4,855)

Total comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

(4,855)

814,428

809,573

Dividends paid

 

 

 

 

 

(176,434)

(176,434)

Issue of share capital related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to business combination

1,097

21,985

-

-

-

-

23,082

Shares based payments

-

-

15,180

-

-

-

15,180

Balance at 30 June 2018

2,714,363

153,385

 

58,966

(339,687)

(359,432)

 

2,500,961

 

4,728,556

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign

 

 

 

Share

Share

Other

Merger

Exchange

Retained

Total

 

Capital

Premium

Reserves

Reserve

Reserve

Earnings

Equity

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2017

2,695,266

3,480,191

49,400

(339,687)

(260,403)

(2,256,539)

3,368,228

Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

816,317

816,317

Translation differences

-

-

-

-

(94,174)

-

(94,174)

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

(94,174)

816,317

722,143

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

(226,402)

(226,402)

Issue of share capital

18,000

131,400

-

-

-

-

149,400

Transfer between reserves

-

-

(49,400)

-

-

49,400

-

Share premium reduction

-

(3,480,191)

-

-

-

3,480,191

-

Share based payments

-

-

43,786

-

-

-

43,786

Balance at 31 December 2017

2,713,266

131,400

 

43,786

(339,687)

(354,577)

 

1,862,967

 

4,057,155

 

 

 

 

Filta Group Holdings plc

Condensed consolidated statement of cash flows

for the six months ended 30 June 2018

 

 

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2018

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2017

Audited

Year

ended 31 December

2017

 

Notes                                £

£

£

Operating activities

Profit before tax

 

1,012,886

 

945,620

 

1,640,585

 

Adjustments for non-cash operating transactions:

 

 

 

Finance costs

19,510

37,794

90,952

Depreciation

85,497

18,611

109,911

Amortisation

65,020

26,638

100,001

Gain on disposal of tangible fixed assets

-

-

9,992

Share based payment charge

31,694

17,687

87,082

 

1,214,607

1,046,350

2,038,523

Movements in working capital:

 

 

 

Increase in trade and other receivables

(457,496)

(662,830)

(526,864)

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

(248,307)

83,598

210,973

Decrease/(increase) in inventories

86,868

(39,325)

(106,743)

(Decrease)/increase in deferred revenue

202,207

(99,470)

225,969

Cash flow from operations

797,879

328,323

1,841,858

Taxes paid

(813,044)

(344,177)

(510,187)

Net cash flow from operations

(15,165)

(15,854)

1,331,671

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(135,109)

(49,277)

(112,941)

Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment

-

-

24,836

Disposal of discontinued operation, net

49,285

-

-

of cash disposed of

 

 

 

Purchase of subsidiary undertakings, net                     7

(152,260)

-

(1,137,901)

of cash acquired

 

 

 

Purchase of other intangible assets

(51,303)

(13,775)

(55,480)

Net cash used in investing activities

(289,387)

(63,052)

(1,281,486)

Financing activities

 

 

 

Repayments of borrowings

(262,039)

(37,357)

(47,058)

Net proceeds from issue of share capital

-

-

149,400

Dividends paid to shareholders

(176,434)

(51,210)

(226,402)

(19,510)

(37,794)

(90,952)

Net cash used in financing activities

(457,983)

(126,361)

(215,012)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(762,535)

(205,267)

(164,827)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

4,031,174

4,392,350

4,392,350

Exchange differences on cash and cash equivalents

29,512

(63,074)

(196,349)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

3,298,151

4,124,009

4,031,174

 

 

Filta Group Holdings plc

Notes to the condensed consolidated interim financial statements

for the six months ended 30 June 2018

 

1.     Accounting Policies

 

Basis of preparation

The condensed consolidated financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2018 and 2017 are unaudited and were approved by the Directors on 3 September 2018. They do not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the EU and have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditor on those financial statements was unqualified and did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis of matter.

 

Applicable standards 

The interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies set out in the Group's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2017, with the exception of the impact due to the adoption of IFRS 9 "Financial Instruments" and IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers", which are discussed below.

 

Basis of consolidation

The Group's financial statements consolidate the financial statements of Filta Group Holdings plc and its subsidiaries. 

 

Going concern

The condensed financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis. At the period end the Group was profitable and had cash and cash equivalents of £3.3m. The Directors are satisfied that there are sufficient resources available for the Group to continue for the foreseeable future.

 

IFRS 9 Financial instruments

IFRS 9 addresses the classification, measurement and derecognition of financial assets and liabilities, introduces new rules for hedge accounting and a new impairment model for financial assets.  The Group does not hold complex financial instruments or utilise hedging instruments.

The Group has applied IFRS 9 retrospectively, with the initial application date of 1 January 2018. There has been no impact on the comparatives for the period beginning 1 January 2017.

 

Cash and cash equivalents, and trade and other receivables: the new rules do not affect the classification and measurement of these financial assets which continue to be recognised at amortised cost.

 

Financial liabilities: there are no changes to the classification or measurement of financial liabilities under IFRS 9.  

 

The new impairment model requires the recognition of impairment provisions based on forward-looking expected credit losses (ECL) rather than backward-looking incurred losses previously applied under IAS 39. This applies to financial assets classified at amortised cost, namely cash and cash equivalents and trade and other receivables. The only financial asset that is currently impaired under IFRS 9 is trade receivables. A large proportion of trade receivables are covered by credit insurance. The adoption of the ECL requirements of IFRS 9 has resulted in an immaterial change in impairment provisions.

 

IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers

IFRS 15 has replaced all existing revenue requirements in IFRS and applies to all revenue arising from contracts with customers unless the contracts are within the scope of other standards. The new standard establishes a five-step model to account for revenue arising from contracts with customers. Under IFRS 15, revenue is recognised at an amount that reflects the consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled in exchange for transferring goods or services to a customer. The standard became effective on 1 January 2018.  The Group has applied the standard using the modified retrospective method requiring any cumulative impact to be recognised as an adjustment to the opening balances within equity.  

 

The revenue associated with each of the Group's revenue segments falls under the guidance of IFRS 15.  The Group has performed the five-step model on each of these elements, identifying the contracts, the performance obligations, transaction price and then allocating this to determine the timing of revenue recognition. For each of these there is no impact on the timing of transfer of control and therefore no impact on the timing of recognition of revenue.

 

The Group's profit before tax remains unchanged and no adjustments to any line items have been made to the opening balances within equity.

 

2.     Earnings per share

 

The calculation of earnings per share is based on the following earnings and number of shares:

 

 

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2018

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2017

Audited

Year ended

31 December       

2017

 

£

£

£

Profit from continuing operations

814,428

649,675

783,459

Profit from continuing and discontinued operations

814,428

699,102

816,317

Weighted average number of shares

 

 

 

Basic

27,141,812

26,952,659

26,971,892

Dilutive effect of share options and awards

232,459

314,600

288,081

Diluted

27,374,271

27,267,259

27,259,973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.     Segmental Analysis

 

Operating segments have been identified on the basis of internal reports about components of the Group that are regularly reviewed by the chief operating decision maker (which takes the form of the Board of Directors), in order to allocate resources to the segment and to assess its performance.  The

Directors consider that the Group currently has four reportable segments: the marketing and execution related to Franchise Development; provision of services and supplies to the Fryer Management sector; servicing the refrigerator seal replacement market (FiltaSeal); and the provision of design, installation and services to the drain and grease management market (FiltaGMG).  The Group also has three geographic segments: United Kingdom, North America and Europe.

 

Revenue and non-current assets by origin of geographical segment for all entities in the Group is as follows:

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2018

£

 

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2017

£

 

Audited

Year

ended

31 December

2017

£

 

 

United Kingdom

2,225,383

 

1,439,286

 

3,197,973

 

 

North America 1

4,257,501

 

4,255,261

 

8,349,325

 

 

Europe

83,938

 

-

 

-

 

 

Total continuing operations

6,566,821

 

5,694,547

 

11,547,299

 

 

Discontinued operations

-

 

893,106

 

1,937,440

 

 

Total

6,566,821

 

6,587,653

 

13,484,739

 

 

 

1 North American revenue, on a constant currency basis, is up 9.1%

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

6 months ended 30 June

2018

£

 

Audited

Year

ended

31 December

2017

£

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

1,646,488

 

1,544,785

 

 

 

 

North America

1,629,921

 

1,673,329

 

 

 

 

Europe

295,810

 

-

 

 

 

 

Total

3,572,219

 

3,218,114

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product and services revenue analysis

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2018

£

 

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2017

£

 

Audited

Year

ended

31 December

2017

£

 

 

 

Franchise Development

749,447

 

969,213

 

1,348,193

 

 

 

Fryer Management

4,329,659

 

4,025,934

 

8,434,262

 

 

 

FiltaSeal

761,009

 

699,400

 

1,327,835

 

 

 

FiltaGMG

726,706

 

-

 

437,008

 

 

 

Total continuing operations

6,566,821

 

5,694,547

 

11,547,299

 

 

 

Discontinued operations

-

 

893,106

 

1,937,440

 

 

 

Total

6,566,821

 

6,587,653

 

13,484,739

 

 

 

 

No customer has accounted for more than 10% of total revenue during the periods presented.

 

4.     Trade and other receivables

 

Trade and other receivables consist of the following:

 

 

 

 

 

Group

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2018

 

Audited

Year

ended

31 December

2017

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

Trade receivables

2,118,665

 

2,028,107

Prepayments and other receivables

501,131

 

395,677

Prepaid corporate tax

235,197

 

-

Franchise payment plans

445,352

 

384,439

 

3,300,345

 

2,808,223

 

Accounts receivable include amounts that the Filta Group has agreed may be settled over extended repayment terms.  Accounts receivable subject to these extended repayment terms totaled £260,918 and £302,163 respectively, at 30 June 2018 and 31 December 2017.

 

 

5.     Trade and other payables

   

Group

Unaudited

6 months

ended 30 June

2018

 

Audited

Year

ended

31 December

2017

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

700,759

 

846,564

Taxes and social security

391,855

 

804,922

Accruals and other payables

323,076

 

491,420

 

1,415,690

 

2,142,906

 

Analysis of trade and other payables

These are classified as short term and are expected to be settled within 12 months from the reporting date.

 

6.     Share option scheme

 

The Company, on 5 May 2017 ("Grant Date"), introduced a Share Option Scheme to incentivise executives and employees of Filta Group Holdings and its subsidiaries.  For U.K. employees, Options were awarded over a total of 330,000 ordinary shares, equivalent to 1.2% of the Company's current issued share capital.  The options may vest, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, over a period of 3 years between 2019 and 2021 and are exercisable at any time after vesting and within 10 years from the grant date.

 

Additionally, all qualifying U.S. employees have been awarded share acquisition rights (SAR's). The SAR's are conditional bonuses whose value will be calculated by reference to the amount by which the price of the Company's ordinary shares has risen above the base price at the date of exercise, thus providing holders of SAR's the same reward value as if the SAR's were share options. The qualifying conditions and timing of vesting are identical to those within the share option scheme for UK employees.  A total of 360,000 SAR's have been awarded at a base price of 97p or £341,925.

 

In the ordinary course of business, an option will normally only be exercisable to the extent it has fully vested, and any applicable non-market performance conditions have been satisfied or waived. Options shall lapse to the extent unexercised on the tenth anniversary of the date of grant or such earlier date as specified by the Board at the date of grant.

 

Movement in the number of share options outstanding was as follows:

 

 

Share

Share

Total

 

options

acquisition rights

 

Outstanding at 1 January 2017

 

 

 

Granted on 5 May 2017 (0.97p)

345,000

360,000

705,000

Forfeited during the period

(60,000)

(7,500)

(67,500)

Total outstanding at 30 June 2017

285,000

352,500

637,500

Granted on 16 October 2017 (1.74p)

97,500

-

97,500

Forfeited during the period

(150,000)

(22,500)

(172,500)

Total outstanding at 31 December 2017

232,500

330,000

562,500

Granted during the period

-

-

-

Forfeited during the year

(7,500)

-

(7,500)

Total outstanding at 30 June 2018

225,000

330,000

555,000

Exercisable at 30 June 2018

-

-

-

 

 

During the period ended 30 June 2018 the Company recognised an expense of £31,694 related to the fair value of the share based payment arrangements (2017: £17,687).

 

 

7.     Business Combinations

 

On 31 January 2018, the Group acquired 100% of the voting equity interest in FiltaFry Deutschland GmbH, the company which owns the master franchise agreement for FiltaFry in Germany. The acquisition is the first step in Filta's strategy to expand its fryer management franchise business in Europe, by replacing the master franchise structure with a multi-unit franchise model which has been highly effective in the USA over the last 15 years. This provides more direct influence over the marketing and sale of FiltaFry franchises and enables the Group to provide "hands-on" assistance with a central sales and support office to drive the growth of each franchisee within the network.

 

Details of the provisional fair values of the identifiable assets and liabilities acquired, purchase consideration and goodwill are as follows:

 

 

 Book Value

 Adjustment

 FMV

 

£

£

£

Customer relationships

114,592

 

114,592

Property, plant and equipment

37,124

 

37,124

Inventory

2,909

 

2,909

Trade and other receivables

28,441

 

28,441

Cash

3,265

 

3,265

Trade and other payables

(82,418)

-

(82,418)

Deferred Tax Liability

 

(34,137)

(34,137)

Deferred Consideration

 

(44,240)

(44,240)

Total provisional fair value

103,912

(78,377)

25,535

 

 

 

 

Consideration paid in cash

 

 

155,525

Consideration paid in equity

 

 

23,082

Total consideration

 

 

178,607

Goodwill

 

 

153,072

 

 

 

8.     Dividends 

            

An interim dividend of 0.72p per share will be paid, out of the Company's available distributable reserves, on 28 September 2018, to shareholders on the register at 14 September 2018. In accordance with IAS 1, dividends are recorded only when paid and are shown as a movement in equity rather than as a charge to the Income Statement. 

 

 

9.     Date of approval of interim financial statements

 

The unaudited consolidated interim financial statements were approved by the Board on 3 September 2018. Electronic copies are available on the Filta Group Holdings plc website, www.filtaplc.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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