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Preliminary Results

Released 07:00 12-Sep-2019

RNS Number : 0300M
Haynes Publishing Group PLC
12 September 2019
 

HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP P.L.C.

 

PRELIMINARY UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 May 2019

 

Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. ("Haynes" or "the Group"), a leading supplier of content, data and innovative work-flow solutions for the automotive industry and motorists, today announces its results for the 12 months ended 31 May 2019. 

Financial Highlights

 

12 months to

31 May 2019

12 months to

31 May 2018

% Increase

Year-on-year (YoY)

Group revenue   

£36.2m

£33.8m

+7%

Gross profit

£22.5m

£20.1m

+12%

Adjusted EBITDA1

£12.8m

£11.5m

+11%

Adjusted operating profit1

£4.2m

£3.5m

+20%

Adjusted profit before tax1

£3.6m

£2.9m

+24%

Adjusted basic earnings per share1

19.0p

13.2p

+44%

Total dividend

7.5p

7.5p

-

Net cash2

£4.9m

£2.5m

+96%

1    Full details of the adjusting items and reconciliation to statutory numbers are included in the Consolidated Income Statement and note 2.

2    Net cash defined as cash at bank net of bank overdrafts and bank loans.

 

·              Revenue from the Group's range of digital products and technical data solutions increased by 20% YoY to £20.2 million (2018: £16.9 million) representing 56% of total Group revenue (2018: 50%).

·              Revenue in the Group's Professional segment was up 20% at £19.5 million (2018: £16.3 million).

·              Consumer segment revenue was down 4% at £16.7 million (2018: £17.4 million). YoY revenue from the Consumer digital channels was up 38% in the UK, 32% in North America and 72% in Australia.

·              Investment to expand and update global content, datasets and technology platforms was up 4% to £8.7 million (2018: £8.4 million) with spend targeted on growth areas of the Group.

·              Net cash generated from operating activities (after tax) of £12.5 million, up 21% YoY (2018: £10.3 million).

·              Group is debt free for the first time since 2013 and net cash up 96% at £4.9 million (2018: £2.5 million).

Business Highlights

·              HaynesPro servers exceed one billion data access requests over a rolling 12 month period.

·              Launch of new HaynesPro WorkshopDataTM platform for the Australian professional aftermarket.

·              First significant multi-year contract signed for 'ProFIT', our online installation module.

·              New responsive design for the Group's online manuals, enhancing services to our 60,000 subscribers.

·              Second data production office opened in Bucharest, Romania, to support the growth of our Professional operations.

·              HaynesPro UK's vehicle registration look up servers received in excess of 192 million data requests

Eddie Bell, Chairman of Haynes Publishing Group, commented:

"I am delighted to report a third successive year of headline revenue and underlying profit growth.

"Our continued programme of product innovation, data integration and growing content coverage allows the Group to deliver integrated work-flow solutions for our growing base of global partners.

"Through the extensive automotive knowledge and technological expertise we possess in the business, we are accelerating the linking of the Group's content and datasets and our teams are well positioned to deliver new and exciting global growth opportunities for the Haynes Group."

 

 

Enquiries :

 

Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C.                                                        +44 1963 442009

Eddie Bell, Chairman                                          

J Haynes, Chief Executive Officer                    

 

Investor Contact: Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited                        +44 20 7886 2500

James Stearns                                      

 

Media Contact:    New Century Media                                          +44 20 7930 8033

Catherine Hems                                                                  

 

 

 

Cautionary Statement:

This report contains certain forward-looking statements with regard to the financial condition and results of the operations of Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. These statements and forecasts involve risk factors which are associated with, but are not exclusive to, the economic and business circumstances occurring from time to time in the countries and sectors in which the Group operates. These forward-looking statements are made only as at the date of this announcement. Nothing in this announcement should be construed as a profit forecast. Except as required by law, Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., has no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to correct any inaccuracies therein.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

 

 

 

 

Chairman's Statement

On a corporate level this has been another successful year for the Haynes Group as we report a third successive year of headline revenue and underlying profit growth.

On a personal level this has also been a sad year, as we reflect on the legacy left by John Haynes OBE, the founder of the Haynes Group, who passed away in February 2019. John was a true entrepreneur and inspiring individual who, through a combination of vision, dedication and hard work turned his passion for the motor car into the global Haynes business we know today. Since John stripped down his first vehicle back in 1956, over 200 million Haynes manuals have been sold worldwide. John's attention to detail, his step-by-step approach and the honest and impartial advice which were all important pillars of his success, still remain the core values at the heart of the Haynes business.

John understood the need for businesses to adapt, change and most of all to remain relevant in a changing global and economic environment. Through the changes implemented in recent years, the Haynes Group continues to position itself as a leading global automotive content, data and solutions provider. Our growth is underpinned through our investment in people, products and technology and a tight control over costs and cash management.

Financial highlights

Through a combination of organic growth and an additional four months of revenue from the E3 Technical acquisition, Group revenue increased by 7% to £36.2 million (2018: £33.8 million). Like-for-like Group revenue (excluding acquisitions, discontinued third party Australian print services and on a constant currency basis) was up 5% year-on-year. The increase in revenue helped grow adjusted profit by 24% to £3.6 million (2018: £2.9 million).

I am pleased to report that following the significant restructuring programme implemented over the last five years, together with the acquisitions of OATS and E3 Technical in 2016/17 and 2017/18 respectively, the Group is debt free for the first time since 2013, with net cash balances up 96% at £4.9 million (2018: £2.5 million).

Dividend

The Board is recommending an unchanged final dividend for the year of 4.0 pence which, together with the interim dividend paid in April 2019, maintains the total dividend for the year at 7.5 pence (2018: 7.5 pence). Subject to approval by shareholders, the final dividend will be paid on 30 October 2019 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 11 October 2019 (with an ex-dividend date of 10 October 2019).

Board

On 19 July 2019, we announced the appointment of Harvey Wolff to the Haynes Board. Harvey's appointment strengthens our commercial insight and market experience in North America, which continues to be a strategically important territory for the Group.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow directors for their support and hard work during the year. There is a strong team spirit in the Board which continues to grow and help drive the business forward and it is pleasing to see the strength and depth we now have as a business in our global operational management teams. 

Group employees

The Group's continuing success is built on the commitment, performance and loyalty of all our employees. Our workforce have talents and skills which help us create innovative and dynamic solutions and which allow our partners to drive workflow and business efficiencies. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all our staff for their valuable contribution during the year.

Outlook

Through the automotive knowledge and technological expertise we possess in the business, we are accelerating the linking of the Group's content and datasets. Allied to the breadth and depth of content and data in our three core brands 'Haynes', 'HaynesPro' and 'OATS,' and our growing data analytical capabilities, our teams are well positioned to deliver new and exciting global opportunities for the Haynes Group through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisition.

 

Eddie Bell

Chairman

11 September 2019

 

Chief Executive's Review

I am pleased to report that it has been another excellent year for the Haynes Group. Our strategy is delivering value for you, our shareholders, while being responsive to changes in the transport sector.

Through our programme of product innovation and data development, we offer world leading integrated transport work-flow solutions. This focus has resulted in the retention of all key contracts at renewal date over the past 12 months, as well as a number of important customer wins.

Strong Numbers

As a result of these commercial successes, our organic growth, together with a full year of trading from HaynesPro UK, drove revenue up 7% year-on-year. Adjusted pre-tax profit was up 24% to £3.6 million (2018: £2.9 million) and adjusted EBITDA increased 11% to £12.8 million (2018: £11.5 million).

Our commitment to creating world leading solutions is illustrated by our investment in global content, datasets and technology platforms. Over the past 12 months, the Group has invested £8.7 million in expanding and updating our core content. Over two thirds of this expenditure was directed to our professional business.

We gain confidence over the levels of investment through the proportion of Group revenue from our digital product ranges. This revenue, which is primarily contracted and recurring in nature, has more than tripled in the last 5 years and now represents 56% of total Group revenue (2018: 50%).

The level of development expenditure to revenue ratio improved during the year to 23.9%, down from 25.0% in 2017/18 and 26.6% in 2016/17. Net cashflows generated from operating activities increased by 21% during the year to £12.5 million (2018: £10.3 million).

For the first time our European servers achieved a landmark one billion data access requests over a 12 month period.  HaynesPro UK's vehicle registration look-up servers received in excess of 192 million data requests, with over 33 million of the 40 million vehicles on the UK's roads having had a look up request.

We continue to invest in the taxonomy and linking of our datasets. In HaynesPro, the technical information we possess on passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and trucks provides coverage for 99% of the vehicles in Western Europe and 90% in Australia. The OATS lubricant datasets cover 98% of US vehicles in operation since 2003, in Canada the figure is 96%, in mainland Europe 97% and UK coverage is 99%.

Alongside our growing professional datasets, our iconic step-by-step picture driven service and repair data, which is available in both print and online manual formats, covers over 180 million vehicles in the USA and 19 million vehicles in the UK.

Our consumer digital content is one of the fastest growing channels in the Group, and we now have over 60,000 online manual subscribers. Over the last 12 months, there were 6.5 million visits to our site spending 30 minutes or more viewing our data on haynes.com, 69% higher than the prior year. During these sessions over 2.4 million job specific tasks were viewed online.

 Operational update

To facilitate greater shareholder understanding of the Group's activities the Board has decided to report on a new segmental basis, focusing on professional and consumer. These are our two primary operating segments, and brings our reporting more closely into alignment with how the executive team now manage the business.

Innovation and integration

Our ability to deliver innovative software solutions is illustrated by VESATM, our market leading electronics diagnostics application, which helps technicians diagnose electronic faults and component errors. The software is now embedded into the tools of market leading diagnostic equipment manufacturers with over 25,000 devices throughout Europe now fitted with the VESATM application.

Earlier in 2019, we launched an Australian WorkshopDataTM module. This is the first expansion of the HaynesPro WorkshopDataTM platform outside of Europe. During the year, we signed a distribution agreement with a leading global tools and diagnostics equipment manufacturer to market the new product in Australia.

ProFIT is an innovative solution which helps parts manufacturers reduce their CO2 carbon footprint by providing online installation instructions. During the year, the Group signed a multi-year contract with a major global manufacturer of timing belts.

Our online manual product has a new responsive design and over 2,000 videos linked to more than 4,500 task specific jobs. The new features have also been integrated into 'Haynes AllAccess', the Group's library of online manuals available in one subscription and aimed at the education, library, retail and independent garage workshop sectors.

Partnership

During the year, OATS and HaynesPro completed a groundbreaking project with a major global oil and lubricant partner. Our team customised a data input platform for the customer to enter industrial equipment and lubricant specifications, which is linked to OATS lube advice tool.

In many cases our partners are multi-national businesses and one of our key strengths is our ability to engage with our partners in numerous geographies. During the year, our teams spent time at the Chinese headquarters of a major Asian diagnostic tool manufacturer helping them to integrate VESATM into their European diagnostic tools.

The HaynesPro UK team has been working closely with a leading Retail and Autocentre chain to extend our relationship beyond that of a data supplier, by assisting in the development and delivery of key data centric work-flow projects.

In Germany, HaynesPro has been a key partner to a leading European automotive aftermarket catalogue provider since 2006. We have helped integrate HaynesPro's technical data into their innovative new catalogue which is being rolled out to customers in 2019.

Our complementary mix of automotive and technology skillsets makes us well placed to offer value added consultancy services. Since 2016, we have been working closely with a global automotive parts manufacturer on a major website and data overhaul. Following the introduction of the new portal in 2017, our teams have been commissioned to work on new features for the website including vehicle registration look-up in multiple countries, quote management and extended product line support.

Organisational efficiency

In March 2019, we opened up a second office in Bucharest which extends our resource capacity in Romania by approximately 60%, enabling the Group to move forward with some key new product initiatives.

To facilitate accurate and timely decision making we commenced a programme to roll out a new finance software package across all parts of the Haynes Group in 2017/18. I am pleased to confirm this roll-out was completed in June of this year.

In November 2018, as part of an ongoing management plan for our legacy defined benefit pension arrangements, the UK defined benefit scheme was closed to future accrual. All active members transferred to a new Group defined contribution arrangement.

Shortly after the financial year end we opened our first OATS office in North America. Our presence in this territory has been growing in recent years, and this dedicated local resource will help build our relationships with existing and future North American partners.

People and structure

In November 2018, we were delighted to welcome Mike Skypala as Managing Director of OATS and in January 2019, Harvey Wolff as Senior Vice President of Haynes North America Inc. These were key appointments for the Group and I am pleased to report that both Mike and Harvey have settled well into their new roles.

As the Group grows, we need to continually refine our organisational structure and processes. During the year management implemented a series of coordinated initiatives to improve the Group's future performance. The total cost of these one-off actions was £0.6 million which has been included within Group overheads.

In the last 12 months, I have been able to spend time with many of our employees and I feel incredibly grateful for the dedication and professionalism of our staff.  Our employees are the cornerstone from which the Group's future success will be driven and I would like to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to all of them.

First quarter trading update

Overall Group revenue during the first quarter of 2019/20 was tracking 9% ahead of the prior year. At a segmental level, both the Professional and Consumer segments were performing ahead of the prior year through the first 13 weeks of 2019/20.

 

 

Outlook and future developments

The Group's management teams enter the new financial year focused on delivering our current initiatives and progressing our pipeline projects.

My father founded the Haynes Group with a belief that to be helpful and relevant we must provide accurate, useful and trustworthy information. Through our programme of product innovation, integration and growing data coverage we will continue to deliver work-flow solutions and advice, serving both drivers and the automotive industry. I believe this focus will support our partners' growth ambitions, and firmly establish the Haynes Group as a leading global transport data solutions business.

 

J Haynes

Chief Executive Officer

11 September 2019

 

 

 

Group Finance Director's Review

The 2019 financial year represents the 52 weeks to 31 May 2019 ("the financial year") and the comparative period represents the 52 weeks to 31 May 2018 ("prior year").

Group revenue

 

2019

£m

2018

£m

Movement

%

Total Group revenue

36.2

33.8

+7%

Overall Group revenue ended the year up 7% at £36.2 million (2018: £33.8 million) boosted by the performance from the professional product ranges. Revenue from the Group's range of digital products and work-flow solutions ended the year up 20% at £20.2 million (2018: £16.9 million) and now represents 56% of total Group revenue (2018: 50%).

This is the first set of Group results to include a full 12 months of the E3 Technical business, which added £0.9 million of incremental revenue in comparison to 2017/18.

The decision to exit low margin third party printing services in Australia in August 2018, reduced revenue by £0.4 million year-on-year.

Over the course of the last 12 months, Sterling has weakened against the US dollar, driving a lower average exchange rate of $1.30 (2018: $1.35). In contrast, Sterling strengthened against the Euro and Australian dollar leading to average exchange rates of €1.14 (2018: €1.13) and A$1.81 (2018: A$1.74) respectively. The net effect of these movements increased Group revenue by £0.2 million.

On a constant currency basis and excluding the incremental revenue from E3 Technical and discontinued Australian third-party print services, underlying Group revenue increased by 5%.

 

Segmental review

 

Professional

 

2019

£m

2018

£m

Movement

%

Professional revenue

19.5

16.3

+20%

Professional adjusted operating profit [1]

7.0

5.6

+25%

Professional adjusted EBITDA [1]

12.0

10.2

+18%

[1] Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating profit are defined as before Group licence fees and adjusting items.

Revenue from the Group's Professional operations ended the year up 20% at £19.5 million (2018: £16.3 million) which includes a full period of trading from the E3 Technical business (acquired 30 September 2017) which contributed an incremental £0.9 million to revenue. On a like-for-like basis, excluding the impact of exchange rate movements and the additional E3 Technical income, Professional revenue was up 15% at £18.7 million (2018: £16.3 million).

Local currency HaynesPro revenue excluding the incremental benefit from E3 Technical was up 15%. OATS delivered revenue growth of 10% during the year, driven by the new management team and a focus on expanding the OATS global content and datasets and upgrading the businesses delivery platforms.  

The impact of the stronger trading led to adjusted operating profit in the Professional segment ending the year up 25% at £7.0 million (2018: £5.6 million). After Group licence fees, adjusting items and finance costs, Professional profit before tax for the year was up 26% at £4.9 million (2018: £3.9 million).

Consumer

 

2019

£m

2018

£m

Movement

%

Consumer revenue

16.7

17.4

(4%)

Consumer adjusted operating profit [1]

1.1

1.8

(39%)

Consumer adjusted EBITDA [1]

4.4

4.9

(10%)

[1] Adjusted EBITDA and adjusted operating profit are defined as before Group licence fees and adjusting items.

Consumer revenue ended the year down 4% at £16.7 million (2018: £17.4 million). The exchange gains from a weaker Sterling against the US dollar were offset by the reduction in revenue following the exit from low margin Australian third party printing services, leaving Consumer revenue on a constant currency basis similarly down 4%.

UK consumer revenue was up 1% over the prior year, driven by a solid performance from our UK automotive manuals which ended the period up 4%. Offsetting the higher automotive revenue was lower revenue from our brand extension publishing, as sales of the new Bluffers range of titles only partially offset the expected reduction in sales from the novelty Haynes Explains range. Revenue from UK consumer digital products, although small in value has grown by 84% year-on-year.

Local currency US revenue was down 6% as weaker ordering from a small number of key retailers impacted the business but was partially offset by growth in the digital revenue channels. The new management team in the US implemented an overdue stock replenishment programme with a key customer in the final quarter of 2018/19 and I am pleased to report that we have experienced a pickup in the ordering patterns from this customer in recent weeks.

Like-for-like Australian local currency revenue, excluding the discontinued third party printing services income, ended the 12 month period in line with the prior year, as lower print manual revenue was offset by higher revenue from the Australian digital channels.

Non-trading restructuring costs impacted adjusted operating profit in the Consumer segment, which ended the year down 39% at £1.1 million (2018: £1.8 million). Excluding the non-trading costs, adjusted operating profit in the Consumer segment would have traded in line with the prior year.

The reported Consumer profit before tax for the year was down 79% at £0.6 million (2018: £2.9 million) following the exceptional property gain in the US last year of £2.6 million and after Group licence fees, adjusting items and finance costs.

Group margins

 

2019

£m

2018

£m

Movement

%

2019

%

2018

%

Movement

bps

Gross profit & margin

22.5

20.1

+12%

      62.2

      59.5

+270

Adjusted operating profit & margin [1]

4.2

3.5

+20%

11.6

10.4

+120

[1] Excluding adjusting items. Reported Group operating profit was £2.4 million (2018: £4.2 million) with a Group operating margin of 6.6% (2018: 12.4%)

Adjusted gross profit ended the 12 month period up 12% at £22.5 million (2018: £20.1 million) and with the growing mix of digital revenues and the exit from low margin third party printing in Australia, the Group gross margin was up 270 basis points at 62.2% (2018: 59.5%).

Adjusted operating profit ended the year up 20% at £4.2 million (2018: £3.5 million). Following a full year of trading from the E3 Technical business and the additional costs associated with the new finance IT system roll-out Group overheads were up 10%. Excluding E3 Technical, the one-off costs and the impact of currency movements, like-for-like overheads were up 4% against the prior year.

Group finance costs ended the year in line with the prior year at £0.6 million (2018: £0.6 million) and primarily relate to the interest charge on the UK and US defined benefit pension schemes' liabilities net of interest on the pension schemes' assets.

Adjusted earnings and earnings per share

 

 

20191

£m

20181

£m

Movement

%

Adjusted profit before tax

 

3.6

2.9

+24%

Adjusted taxation

 

(0.7)

(0.9)

(22%)

Adjusted profit for the period

 

2.9

2.0

+45%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pence

Pence

 

Adjusted basic EPS

 

19.0

13.2

+44%

           

[1] Excluding adjusting items. Reported profit before tax was £1.9 million (2018: £3.6 million), taxation was £0.5 million (2018: £2.1 million) and the reported profit for the period was £1.4 million (2018: £1.5 million). Reported earnings per share were 9.4 pence (2018: 9.9 pence).

Adjusted pre-tax profit ended the year up 24% at £3.6 million (2018: £2.9 million). The adjusted tax charge was £0.7 million (2018: £0.9 million) giving an effective tax rate of 20.6% (2018: 31.2%). The lower effective tax rate is primarily driven by a full year of a lower headline federal tax rate in the US. Adjusted earnings per share increased to 19.0 pence (2018: 13.2 pence).

 

Adjusting items

 

2019

£m

2018

£m

Equalisation of Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) benefits

                     (1.2)

                  -

Acquired intangible amortisation charge

(0.6)

(0.3)

Write-down of assets held for sale

-

(0.4)

Restructuring costs

-

(1.0)

Acquisition expenses

-

(0.2)

Gain on property disposals

-

2.6

Total adjusting items effecting profit before tax

(1.8)

0.7

Adjustments to tax

0.3

(1.2)

Total adjusting items

(1.5)

(0.5)

Adjusting items include £1.2 million to reflect the impact of guaranteed minimum pension ("GMP") equalisation to our UK pension scheme which remains our actuaries best estimate of the charge. On 26 October 2018, the High Court handed down a judgement involving the Lloyds Banking Group's defined benefit pension schemes. The judgement concluded that Schemes should equalise pension benefits for men and women in relation to GMP. The judgement has implications for many defined benefit schemes, including our UK scheme. Adjusting items also include the amortisation of acquired intangible assets of £0.6 million (2018: £0.3 million).

Balance sheet

 

 

2019

£m

Restated 1

2018

£m

 

Movement

£m

Non-current assets

41.2

40.5

+0.7

Working capital

1.8

2.5

(0.7)

Net cash

4.9

2.5

+2.4

Retirement benefit obligation

(23.8)

(18.7)

(5.1)

Net other assets/(liabilities)

(1.1)

(1.2)

+0.1

Net assets

23.0

25.6

(2.6)

1 See Note 1 - Restatement of prior years

During the year, the Group increased its investment in new product development by 4% to £8.7 million (2018: £8.4 million) which included £6.2 million (2018: £5.3 million) in relation to the Group's rapidly growing professional product ranges. The Group also invested £2.3 million (2018: £2.8 million) on new consumer content and £0.2 million (2018: £0.3 million) on new consumer digital platforms. Netting against the above was higher product development amortisation of £8.2 million (2018: £7.5 million) and acquired intangible amortisation of £0.6 million (2018: £0.3 million). Deferred tax assets increased by £0.6 million directly linked to the increase in the deficit of the Group's defined benefits schemes.

Group working capital has benefitted from lower outsourced print prices, which has reduced inventory values on similar volumes. Trade receivables were in line with the prior year, despite the increased revenues, with the Group's debtors days ratio improved by 7 days. Our ongoing focus on cash has helped reduce the Group's working capital as a percentage of sales to 5.0% (2018: 7.5%). The improvement in working capital has boosted Group net cash which ended the year up 96% at £4.9 million (2018: £2.5 million).

At 31 May 2019, the net deficit, as reported in accordance with IAS 19, on the Group's two defined benefit retirement schemes increased by £5.1 million to £23.8 million (2018: £18.7 million) with the UK scheme deficit increasing to £22.6 million (2018: £17.4 million) offset by a small reduction in the US deficit to £1.2 million (2018: £1.3 million). The combined total assets of the schemes were maintained at £34.1 million (2018: £34.1 million) while the total liabilities increased to £57.9 million (2018: £52.8 million). The adverse movement in the UK scheme liabilities was driven by a lower UK discount rate of 2.45% (2018: 2.85%) and the inclusion of an actuarial estimated charge of £1.2 million in relation to GMP equalisation (as noted above).

On 30 November 2018, the UK defined benefit scheme was closed to future accrual and all active members transferred to a new Group defined contribution arrangement.
 

Cash flow

 

2019

£m

2018

£m

Net cash generated from operations before tax

12.7

11.8

Tax paid

(0.3)

(1.5)

Investing activities

(8.9)

(10.0)

Financing activities

(1.2)

(1.2)

Net movement in cash during the year

2.3

(0.9)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year

2.5

3.7

Effect of foreign exchange rates

0.1

(0.3)

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

4.9

2.5

The Group's net cash generated from operations before tax for the year was up 8% at £12.7 million (2018: £11.8 million) reflecting the improved trading performance and working capital cycles. Management continue to closely monitor free operational cash flows to provide confidence over the Group's investing activities and I am pleased to report the Group's cash generation remains strong with cash generated from operations at 303% (2018: 332%) of adjusted Group operating profit.

 

Richard Barker

Group Finance Director

11 September 2019

 

 

 

Consolidated Income Statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended 31 May 2019

Year ended 31 May 2018

 

 

Adjusted

Adjusting items

(note 2)

Statutory

Adjusted

Adjusting items

(note 2)

Statutory

 

Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

3

36,197

-

36,197

33,788

-

33,788

Cost of sales

 

(13,744)

-

(13,744)

(13,641)

-

(13,641)

Gross profit

 

22,453

-

22,453

20,147

-

20,147

Other income

 

54

-

54

17

-

17

Distribution costs

 

(8,261)

-

(8,261)

(8,151)

(337)

(8,488)

Administrative expenses

 

(10,047)

(1,760)

(11,807)

(8,511)

(1,591)

(10,102)

Gain on disposal of property

 

-

-

-

-

2,588

2,588

Operating profit/(loss)

 

4,199

(1,760)

2,439

3,502

660

4,162

Finance income

5

3

-

3

11

-

11

Finance costs

6

(43)

-

(43)

(57)

-

(57)

Other finance costs - retirement benefits

 

(531)

-

(531)

(554)

-

(554)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) before taxation

 

3,628

(1,760)

1,868

2,902

660

3,562

Taxation

7

(749)

299

(450)

(904)

(1,164)

(2,068)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) for the period

 

2,879

(1,461)

1,418

1,998

(504)

1,494

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per 20p share

8

Pence

 

Pence

Pence

 

Pence

From continuing operations  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 -   Basic

 

19.0

 

9.4

13.2

 

9.9

 -   Diluted

 

18.7

 

9.2

13.1

 

9.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

Year Ended

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Profit for the period

1,418

1,494

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (expense)/income

 

 

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss in

subsequent periods:

 

 

Actuarial gains/(losses) on retirement benefit obligation

 

 

 -  UK Scheme

(4,420)

5,718

 -  US Scheme

138

(458)

Deferred tax on retirement benefit obligation

 

 

 -  UK Scheme

751

(972)

 -  US Scheme

(31)

103

Deferred tax arising on change in corporation tax rates

-

(53)

 

(3,562)

4,338

 

 

 

Items that will or may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

528

(530)

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (expense)/income

(3,034)

3,808

 

 

 

Total comprehensive (expense)/income for the financial period

(1,616)

5,302

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet

 

 

 

Year Ended

Restated 1

Year Ended

Restated 1 Year Ended

 

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

31 May 2017

 

Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

1,378

1,525

4,011

Intangible assets

 

33,502

33,244

27,696

Deferred tax assets

 

6,301

5,693

7,839

Total non-current assets

 

41,181

40,462

39,546

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

2,599

3,084

3,965

Trade and other receivables

 

9,296

9,264

8,586

Tax recoverable

 

79

124

130

Cash and cash equivalents

 

4,871

4,809

7,036

 

 

16,845

17,281

19,717

Assets held for sale

 

2,135

2,195

1,483

Total current assets

 

18,980

19,476

21,200

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

60,161

59,938

60,746

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(10,257)

(9,813)

(7,674)

Borrowings

 

-

(2,276)

(3,331)

Provisions

 

-

(332)

(1,164)

Total current liabilities

 

(10,257)

(12,421)

(12,169)

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

(3,026)

(3,233)

(3,482)

Retirement benefit obligation

11

(23,845)

(18,712)

(23,778)

Total non-current liabilities

 

(26,871)

(21,945)

(27,260)

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

(37,128)

(34,366)

(39,429)

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

23,033

25,572

21,317

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

3,270

3,270

3,270

Share premium

 

638

638

638

Treasury shares

 

(2,425)

(2,447)

(2,447)

Retained earnings

 

13,299

16,388

11,603

Foreign currency translation reserve

 

8,251

7,723

8,253

Total equity

 

23,033

25,572

21,317

 

1 See Note 1 - Restatement of prior years arising from adoption of IFRS 15

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign

 

 

 

 

 

 

currency

 

 

 

Share

Share

Treasury

translation

Retained

 

 

capital

premium

shares

reserve

earnings

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 May 2017

3,270

638

(2,447)

8,253

11,018

20,732

Prior year restatement 1

-

-

-

-

585

(585)

Balance at 31 May 2017 restated 1

3,270

638

(2,447)

8,253

11,603

21,317

 

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

1,494

1,494

Other comprehensive income/(expense) :

Currency translation adjustments

-

-

-

(530)

-

(530)

Actuarial gains/(losses) on defined benefit plans (net of tax)

-

-

-

-

4,338

4,338

Total other comprehensive income / (expense)

-

-

-

(530)

4,338

3,808

Total comprehensive income / (expense)

-

-

-

(530)

5,832

5,302

Performance share plan

-

-

-

-

86

86

Dividends (note 9)

-

-

-

-

(1,133)

(1,133)

 

Balance at 31 May 2018 restated 1

3,270

638

(2,447)

7,723

16,388

25,572

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

1,418

1,418

Other comprehensive income/(expense) :

Currency translation adjustments

-

-

-

528

-

528

Actuarial gains/(losses) on defined benefit plans (net of tax)

-

-

-

-

(3,562)

(3,562)

Total other comprehensive income / (expense)

-

-

-

528

(3,562)

(3,034)

Total comprehensive income / (expense)

-

-

-

528

(2,144)

(1,616)

Performance share plan

-

-

-

-

189

189

Dividends (note 9)

-

-

-

-

(1,134)

(1,134)

Sale of treasury shares

-

-

22

-

-

22

 

Balance at 31 May 2019

3,270

638

(2,425)

8,251

13,299

23,033

 

                             

1 See Note 1 - Restatement of prior years arising from adoption of IFRS 15

 

Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

 

 

 

Year Ended

Year Ended

 

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

 

£'000

£'000

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Profit after tax

 

1,418

1,494

Adjusted for :

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

450

2,068

Interest payable and similar charges

 

43

57

Interest receivable

 

(3)

(11)

Retirement benefits finance costs

 

531

554

Operating profit

 

2,439

4,162

Depreciation on property, plant and equipment

 

439

504

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

8,194

7,461

Adjusting items (note 2)

 

1,760

(660)

EBITDA before adjusting items

 

12,832

11,467

Performance share plan

 

189

86

IAS 19 pensions service costs net of contributions paid

(906)

(548)

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

 

32

125

Operating cash flows before working capital movements

 

12,147

11,130

Decrease in inventories

 

560

793

Decrease/(increase) in receivables

 

99

(753)

Increase in payables

 

252

1,449

Movement in provisions

 

(340)

(832)

Net cash generated from operations

 

12,718

11,787

Tax paid

 

(258)

Net cash generated by operating activities

 

12,460

10,308

Investing activities

 

 

 

Acquisition of E3 Technical

-

(4,891)

Disposal proceeds on property, plant and equipment

 

22

3,798

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

 

(401)

(499)

Expenditure on product development

 

(8,657)

(8,446)

Interest received

 

3

11

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(9,033)

(10,027)

Financing activities

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

(1,134)

(1,133)

Interest paid

 

(43)

(57)

Proceeds from sale of treasury shares

 

22

-

Net cash used in financing activities

 

(1,155)

(1,190)

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

2,272

(909)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

2,533

3,705

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

 

66

(263)

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

 

4,871

2,533

 

 

 

Notes to the Results Announcement

 

1.         Accounting policies

 

Basis of preparation

Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C. (the "Company") is a company domiciled in the United Kingdom. The financial information of the Company as set out in this announcement for the year ended 31 May 2019 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the "Group"). This announcement has been prepared in accordance with our accounting policies published in our financial statements available on our website www.haynes.com/investor and are presented in sterling, with all values rounded to the nearest thousand pounds (£'000) except as indicated otherwise.

The financial information contained in this report does not constitute the Company's statutory accounts for the year ended 31 May 2019 or for the year ended 31 May 2018. The statutory accounts for the year ended 31 May 2018 have been reported on by the Independent Auditors and the Independent Auditors' Report was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain a statement under 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006. The statutory accounts for the year ended 31 May 2018 have been filed with the Registrar of Companies.

The 2019 figures are based on unaudited accounts for the year ended 31 May 2019. Statutory accounts for the year ended 31 May 2019 will be finalised based on the information presented in this announcement and the auditors will report on those accounts once they are finalised. The statutory accounts for the year ended 31 May 2019 will be delivered to the Registrar in due course.

The preliminary announcement has been approved by the Board of Directors and authorised for issue on 11 September 2019. The Annual Report 2019 will be approved by the Board of Directors and authorised for issue on 18 September 2019.

 

Basis of accounting

The Group's annual financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRSIC) interpretations as adopted by the European Union and Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies reporting under IFRS. The accounting policies used to prepare this results announcement are consistent with those set out in the Annual Report 2018 and should be read in conjunction with that Annual Report except for the adjustments of new accounting standards as discussed below. As a result of adopting the standards below, the Group has changed its accounting policies, and where applicable, made retrospective adjustments.

 

New standards and interpretations adopted in the current year

 

-     IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers

'IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers' establishes a principles based approach for revenue recognition and is based on the concept of recognising revenue when (or as) performance obligations are satisfied and the control of goods and services is transferred.

During the year, the Directors completed their review outlined in the 2018 Annual Report and have adopted IFRS 15 from 1 June 2018, applying the full retrospective approach and restating the comparatives where necessary. Full details of the restatement can be found below.

The review focussed on the timing of recognition of revenue from contracts where 'usage' of services was reported by customers to the Group either on a monthly or quarterly basis. Until this point, the Group had no visibility of the revenue. Prior to the adoption of IFRS 15, the Group recognised this revenue at the time it could be reliably measured, i.e. when it was reported to the Group, in line with 'IAS 18 - Revenue'. Under IFRS 15, the revenue from these contracts has been estimated and brought forward, in line with when performance conditions are provided and when the customers are deemed to have 'control', which under the standard is when they use the Group's Intellectual Property under contract for their benefit.

As a result of the review outlined above, the Group has updated its revenue recognition policy on revenue from the sale of digital data through subscriptions, software licenses and development projects to reflect when licences are sold on the Group's behalf by third party distributors, so that revenue will be estimated over the period in which these sales occur.

 

 

1.         Accounting policies (continued)

 

-     IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments

'IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments' includes requirements for recognition and measurement, impairment, de-recognition and general hedge accounting. IFRS 9 requires a new impairment model with impairment provisions based on expected credit losses rather than incurred credit losses under IAS 39. For trade and other receivables, the Group has applied the simplified approach under the standard and assessed expected credit losses for the Group's receivables.

The Directors consider the transitional movement in the impairment allowance as a result of adopting this policy as immaterial and therefore there was no IFRS 9 impact on retained earnings at 1 June 2018.

 

New standards and interpretations not adopted with an effective date after the year

 

Management are currently assessing the impact of the new standards, interpretations and amendments which are effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 and which have not been adopted early, including the following:

 

-     IFRS 16 - Leases (with an effective date of periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019)

'IFRS 16 - Leases' requires operating leases to be treated the same as finance leases except for short-term leases and leases of low value assets. This results in previously recognised operating leases being treated as right of use assets and the finance lease liability being recorded on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The right of use asset is initially measured at cost and subsequently measured at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. The lease liability is initially measured at the present value of the lease payments that are not paid at that date. Subsequently, the lease liability is adjusted for interest and lease payments. Under IFRS 16, the classification of cash flows will be amended as the lease payments will be split into a principal and interest portion and presented as financing and operating cash flows respectively.

As at 31 May 2019, the Group had total non-cancellable lease commitments of £2,506,000. Management have concluded that these arrangements meet the definition of a lease under IFRS 16 and hence the Group will recognise a right of use asset and lease liability, unless they meet the definition of a short-term or low value lease as permitted under the standard. Management also anticipates an increase in operating cash flows but a decrease in financing cash flows, as the associated expense is split between depreciation and interest. Notwithstanding the Group's level of non-cancellable lease commitments as detailed above, management considers the anticipated impact from the adoption of IFRS 16 will not have a material impact on the net assets although assets and liabilities will be grossed up for the net present value of the outstanding operating lease liabilities as at 1 June 2019.

Restatement of prior years

As explained above, during the year the Group has transitioned to IFRS 15 applying the full retrospective approach for revenue recognition which requires the restatement of previous results so that prior period revenue is reported in line with the current period. The impact of this restatement on the years ended 31 May 2018 and 31 May 2017 in the Consolidated Balance Sheet has been to increase other debtors by £780,000, increase deferred tax liabilities by £195,000 and increase equity reserves by the corresponding £585,000 which has also been adjusted in the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity. There is no impact on the Consolidated Income Statement in respect of the year 31 May 2018.

Foreign exchange rates

The foreign exchange rates used in the financial statements to consolidate the overseas subsidiaries are as follows (local currency equivalent to £1):

                                                                                       Year-end rate                        Average rate

                                                                                        2019     2018                      2019       2018

US dollar                                                                           1.26      1.33                      1.30        1.35

Euro                                                                                 1.13      1.14                      1.14        1.13

Australian dollar                                                                 1.82      1.76                      1.81        1.74
 

2.       Adjusting items

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Adjusting gains included in gain on disposal of property:

 

 

-    Gain on sale of property

-

2,588

 

Adjusting costs included in selling and distribution expenses:

 

 

-    Restructuring costs

-

(337)

 

Adjusting costs included in administrative expenses:

 

 

-    Equalisation of Guaranteed Minimum Pension (GMP) benefits

(1,160)

-

-    Acquired intangible amortisation charge

(600)

(318)

-    Write down of assets held for sale

-

(467)

-    Restructuring costs

-

(635)

-    Acquisition expenses

-

(171)

Total adjusting items effecting profit

(1,760)

660

Adjustments to tax

299

(1,164)

Total adjusting charge to income statement

(1,461)

(504)

Adjusting items are those items which warrant separate disclosure by virtue of their scale and nature to enable a full understanding of the Group's financial performance.

The change in pension liabilities recognised in relation to GMP equalisation involves estimation uncertainty. The Group and the Scheme Trustees are yet to decide which approach they will use to equalise GMP as a range of options are available. While this announcement reflects the current best estimate of the impact on pension liabilities, this estimate reflects a number of assumptions and the information currently available. The current best estimate reflects an increase in liabilities of 2.7% and the Directors have been advised the final impact could be in the potential range of 2.0% - 3.3% of liabilities.

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets is treated as an adjusting item to provide stakeholders with additional useful information to assess the trading performance of the Group on a consistent basis.

The gain from the sale of property in the prior year arose following the implementation of the global operational, cost and structure review and relates to the sale of a property in the US.

The restructuring costs adjustment to selling and distribution costs during the prior year related to the implementation of the restructuring programme in Australia, whilst the adjustment to administration costs related to one-off employee severance packages and past service pension costs.

The write down of assets held for sale in the prior year related to a UK freehold property where the net book value was adjusted to its expected recoverable amount.

The prior year acquisition expenses related to the successful acquisition of the trade and assets of E3 Technical on 30 September 2017.

The adjustment to tax relates to the tax effect on the adjusting items. In the prior year, this balance was also impacted by the reduction in the US deferred tax balances as a result of the cut in the federal tax rate from 35% to 21%.

 

3.    Revenue

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

£'000

£'000

Revenue by geographical destination on continuing operations:

 

 

United Kingdom

10,134

8,733

Rest of Europe

14,096

12,804

United States of America

10,248

10,145

Australasia

1,054

1,525

Rest of World

665

581

Total consolidated revenue

36,197

33,788

 

 

4.    Segmental analysis

 

As reported in the Group's recent Annual Reports, the Board have been transforming the Haynes Group to become a leading global supplier of content, data and innovative work-flow solutions for motorists and the automotive industry. As part of this strategic refocussing of the Group, the way the Board manages the business has been changing and the Board feels it is now appropriate to re-align the way the Group reports its segments in line with IFRS 8 to reflect these changes.

The segmental analysis for 2018/19 has been prepared in line with the new reporting basis and the comparative figures for 2017/18 have been restated accordingly. A summary of the new segmental reporting basis is included below:  

The Group has two primary operating segments:

-  Professional

-  Consumer

The Professional segment has its headquarters in The Netherlands and has offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Romania and the US, operating under the HaynesPro and OATS brands. HaynesPro provide technical data and intelligent work-flow solutions for the automotive industry including parts distributors, parts manufacturers, diagnostic equipment manufacturers, fast fit & auto repair centres and fleet operators. In the UK, HaynesPro is an official DVLA licence holder providing number plate and vehicle registration look-up services for a range of organisations in the automotive sector where highly accurate and granular reporting are an essential work tool. OATS is a leading source of lubricant recommendations for the oil and lubes industry, with partners in over 90 countries including some of the world's major global petrochemical companies.

The Consumer segment which has headquarters in Sparkford, Somerset, has offices in the US and Australia and originates and delivers automotive repair and maintenance information to motorists and motoring enthusiasts in both a print and digital format. Through Haynes AllAccess, the businesses also supply a full range of online vehicle and motorcycle manuals to professional mechanics, automotive retailers, libraries and the education sector. The UK business also publishes a range of practical brand extension titles covering a wide variety of subjects styled on the iconic Haynes Manual as well as a range of light-hearted factual titles published under the Bluffers branding.

Analysis of operating segments

 

Professional

Consumer

Unallocated

 

Consolidated

Revenue and results:

2019

2019

2019

2019

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Segment revenue:

 

 

 

 

Total segment revenue

19,496

17,223

-

36,719

Inter-segment sales [1]

(43)

(479)

-

(522)

Total external revenue

19,453

16,744

-

36,197

 

 

 

 

 

Segment result:

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

11,997

4,442

(3,607)

12,832

Segment amortisation & depreciation

(5,040)

(3,322)

(271)

(8,633)

Adjusted operating profit

6,957

1,120

(3,878)

4,199

Intra group licence fee

(1,656)

(415)

2,071

-

Adjusting items [2]

(354)

-

(1,406)

(1,760)

Net interest payable

(7)

(22)

(11)

(40)

Other finance costs - retirement benefits

-

(48)

(483)

(531)

Consolidated profit before tax

4,940

635

(3,707)

1,868

Taxation [3]

 

 

 

(450)

Consolidated profit after tax

 

 

 

1,418

[1]  Inter-segment sales are charged at the prevailing market rates.

[2]  Details of the adjusting items are shown in note 2 of this Results Announcement.

[3]  The charge to taxation relates to the consolidated Group. Included within the charge to taxation is £791,000 which relates to the Professional segment and £275,000 which relates to the Consumer segment.

 

 

4.       Segment analysis (continued)

 

 

Professional

Consumer

Unallocated

 

Consolidated

Revenue and results:

2018

2018

2018

2018

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Segment revenue:

 

 

 

 

Total segment revenue

16,378

17,853

-

34,231

Inter-segment sales [1]

(39)

(404)

-

(443)

Total external revenue

16,339

17,449

-

33,788

 

 

 

 

 

Segment results:

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

10,193

4,922

(3,648)

11,467

Segment amortisation & depreciation

(4,570)

(3,168)

(227)

(7,965)

Adjusted operating profit

5,623

1,754

(3,875)

3,502

Intra group licence fee

(1,388)

(726)

2,114

-

Adjusting items [2]

(368)

1,963

(935)

660

Net interest payable

8

(44)

(10)

(46)

Other finance costs - retirement benefits

-

(13)

(541)

(554)

Consolidated profit before tax

3,875

2,934

(3,247)

3,562

Taxation [3]

 

 

 

(2,068)

Consolidated profit after tax

 

 

 

1,494

[1]  Inter-segment sales are charged at the prevailing market rates.

[2]  Details of the adjusting items are shown in note 2 of this Results Announcement.

[3]  The charge to taxation relates to the consolidated Group. Included within the charge to taxation is £255,000 which relates to the Professional segment and £1,998,000 which relates to the Consumer segment.

 

 

5.       Finance income

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Interest receivable on bank deposits

3

11

 

 

 

6.       Finance costs

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Interest payable on bank loans and overdrafts

43

57

 

 

 

7.       Taxation

 

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

£'000

£'000

Analysis of charge during the period :

 

 

Current tax

 

 

  -  UK corporation tax on profits for the period

-

-

  -  Foreign tax

450

1,415

  -  Adjustments in respect of prior periods

28

(3)

 

478

1,412

Deferred tax

 

 

 

  -  Origination and reversal of temporary differences

(28)

656

 

 

 

Total taxation in the Consolidated Income Statement

450

2,068

 

The effective rate of tax is higher than the standard rate of UK corporation tax due to the mix of profits from overseas operations where the tax rates are higher than in the UK. There is an unrecognised deferred tax asset for temporary timing differences associated with the Group's UK entities. Had the asset been recognised it would have reduced the tax charge by £968,000.

 

In December 2017, the US Senate substantively enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) which included, amongst other changes, a reduction in the federal tax rate in the US from 35% to 21%. In calculating the prior year US tax charge, a hybrid rate was used for the year at 28.5%. The US deferred tax balances were revalued at a rate of 22.5% as a combination of the federal and state tax rates substantively enacted at 31 May 2018.

 

 

8.       Earnings per share

 

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

 

Adjusted

Statutory

 

Adjusted

Statutory

 

 

2019

2019

 

2018

2018

 

 

£'000

£'000

 

£'000

£'000

 

Earnings :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after tax attributable to equity holders of the Company- continuing operations

 

2,879

 

1,418

 

 

1,998

 

1,494

 

 

 

 No.

 

 No.

 

 

 No.

 

 No.

 

Number of shares :

Weighted average number of shares for basic earnings per share [a]

15,119,577

15,119,577

 

15,111,540

15,111,540

 

Adjusted weighted average for diluted earnings per share [a]

15,424,244

15,424,244

 

15,261,207

15,261,207

 

Basic earnings per share (pence)

19.0

9.4

 

13.2

9.9

 

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

18.7

9.2

 

13.1

9.8

 

 

 [a] The total number of Ordinary shares held in treasury at 31 May 2019 was 1,229,054 (2018: 1,240,000) which are not included in the calculation. On 5 September 2018, the Company sold 10,946 Ordinary shares held in treasury which have been weighted accordingly in the above calculation.

As at 31 May 2019 there were 304,667 (2018: 149,667) outstanding options on the Company's 'Ordinary' shares.

 

There are no outstanding options on the Company's 'A Ordinary' shares.

 

 

9.       Dividends

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

£'000

£'000

Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders :

 

 

 

 

 

Final dividend for the year ended 31 May 2018 of 4.0p per share

(2017: 4.0p per share)

605

604

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 May 2019 of 3.5p per share (2018: 3.5p per share)

 

529

 

529

 

 

 

 

1,134

1,133

 

 

 

Proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 May 2019 of 4.0p per share (2018: 4.0p per share)

605

604

 

As at 31 May 2019, the Company held 1,229,054 (2018: 1,240,000) Ordinary shares in treasury which represents 16.7% (2018: 16.9%) of the Ordinary share capital and 7.5% (2018: 7.6%) of the Company's total share capital. The Company is not able to vote on the treasury shares and the treasury shares carry no right to receive a dividend or other distribution of assets other than in relation to an issue of bonus shares.

 

The proposed final dividend is subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 23 October 2019 and has not been included as a liability in these financial statements.

 

Subject to final approval by shareholders the final dividend will be paid on 30 October 2019 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 11 October 2019.

 

10.        Analysis of the changes in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at

 

Exchange

As at

 

1 June 2018

Cash flow

movements

31 May 2019

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at bank and in hand

4,809

(4)

66

4,871

Bank overdrafts

(2,276)

2,276

-

-

 

2,533

2,272

66

4,871

 

11.        Retirement benefit obligation

 

The Group operates a number of different retirement programmes in the countries within which it operates. The principal pension programmes are a contributory defined benefit scheme in the UK and a non-contributory defined benefit plan in the US. The assets of all schemes are held independently of the Group and its subsidiaries.

 

As at 31 May 2019, the financial position of the two defined benefit schemes have been updated by qualified independent actuaries in line with the requirements of IAS 19 and the combined movements on the two schemes are shown below:

 

31 May 2019

31 May 2018

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Consolidated retirement benefit obligation at beginning of period

(18,712)

(23,778)

 

 

 

Movement in the period :

 

 

-  Total expenses charged in the income statement

(2,091)

(1,571)

-  Contributions paid

1,306

1,350

-  Actuarial gains/(losses) taken directly to reserves

(4,282)

5,260

-  Foreign currency exchange rate movements

(66)

27

 

 

 

Consolidated retirement benefit obligation at end of period

(23,845)

(18,712)

12.        Other information

 

The Directors Report and audited Report & Accounts for the financial year ended 31 May 2019 will be posted to shareholders on 23 September 2019 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies following the Annual General Meeting which will be held on 23 October 2019. Copies of the Directors' Report and audited Report & Accounts will be available from the Group Company Secretary, Haynes Publishing Group P.L.C., Sparkford, Near Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ (telephone 01963 440635) after 24 September 2019.

 

This results announcement is not being posted to shareholders, but is available on the Group Investors website www.haynes.com/investor.

 

 

 

 

 


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