Regulatory Story
Go to market news section View chart   Print
RNS
Mincon Group Plc   -  MCON   

Final Results

Released 07:00 19-Mar-2019

RNS Number : 2269T
Mincon Group Plc
19 March 2019
 

 

Mincon Group plc

("Mincon" or the "Group")

 

2018 Full Year Financial Results

 

Mincon Group plc (ESM:MIO AIM:MCON), the Irish engineering group specialising in the design, manufacture, sale and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products, announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

 

 

 

 

Percentage

change in

period

 

 

Pre-Exceptional Items

2018

2017

Product revenue:

€'000

€'000

 

Sale of Mincon product

100,319

74,965

+34%

Sale of third party product

  17,369

22,393

(22%)

Total revenue

117,688

97,358

+21%

Gross profit

44,626

37,838

+18%

Operating profit

16,352

14,040

+16%

Profit for the period

13,266

10,445

+27%

Basic earnings per share, €

6.45c

4.79c

+35%

 

Joe Purcell, Chief Executive Officer, commenting on the results, said:

 

Summary

It was another good year for the Group, with revenue growth of 21%. This consisted of 34% growth in Mincon products of which c.10% was organic and the balance arose from acquisitions. The reduction in third party sales was mainly due to drill pipe supplies now coming from inside the Group as a result of the acquisition of Driconeq which was completed in March 2018. In Q4, the rig inventory that we have held for some years began to sell, and I will comment further on these sales below.

 

We achieved record profitability for the Group at €16.4 million of operating profit, a 16% increase, and this translated into profit after tax of €13.3 million before an exceptional gain, or €13.85 million after the exceptional items. The earnings per share increased by 35% to 6.45 cent.

 

I am also pleased to note that sales of our own manufactured products exceeded €100 million for the first time.

 

The Driconeq acquisition

The significant acquisition during the year was the Driconeq Group, which is a large lower margin business, but is a great fit for our business, as a drill pipe manufacturer, and consequently a key element in building out our drill string offering. This business had four trading businesses, two in Sweden, one in Australia and one in South Africa, and we incurred acquisition costs, consolidation costs and the cost of investment in expenditure to reduce costs to improve performance. With a gross margin of c. 23% in the period since acquisition, this addition had a dilutionary effect on our gross margin overall.

 

We do not expect acquisitions to add much to profitability in their first year due to acquisition and transition costs, but we expect to improve the gross and net margins in the full year coming. During the year we also consolidated the two factories in Sunne, Sweden, and the management teams, and the two drill pipe businesses in Australia and took the Australian business of Driconeq out of Administration. Driconeq represents good value for the Group, but it has taken some work, which will continue into 2019. Overall, we are happy with the businesses, their teams, the trading and the additions to the product line-up.

 

Margins

Our gross profit margin, excluding the drill pipe sales and rigs, improved to 40%, from 38.9% in 2017. The drill pipe sales had a gross margin of 23%, and the rigs, selling at book value, had no gross margin. Even with the rig sales included at nil gross margin, the operating profit margin improved to 15.2% without Driconeq. This compared to 14.4% in the prior year. After the dilutionary impact of Driconeq the operating profit margin was 13.9%.

 

 

 

Rigs

We have carried rigs in inventory for a number of years and in 2017 we wrote them down to their expected market value. In recent months we have seen interest in them, and before and after the year end, we sold six of the eleven that we held. The early ones went out at their written down value, but the later ones, post the year end, sold out at about their original cost. This has given rise to an exceptional gain of €747,000, on the written down carrying value, inclusive of costs of refurbishment and sales. We will receive the cash due over the coming months in accordance with the sales contracts. Rig sales were part of the normal business in previous years, but we are unlikely to carry these capital goods in future. We intend to sell the rest of the rigs in the coming year.

 

Inventory

There are three elements in the increase in inventory during the year.

 

Firstly, there is the approximately €5 million of inventory that came with the Driconeq acquisition and the subsequent placing of Driconeq products throughout our distribution network.

 

The second element is the build-up in raw materials inventory by €5 million to ensure we did not run out of our key inputs, as flagged by our plans over the last year in the "Sentinel" programme. As delivery and pricing from suppliers has now become more stable, we plan to exit this programme in the coming year. We will use stocks of raw materials in our factories, and since we make 85% of what we sell, the work in progress and finished goods in our inventories are mainly of our own products and they will sell through in the coming year.

 

The third element is the increase in work in progress and finished goods to satisfy customer requirements. For the last two years, the sales orders have exceeded the capacity of the factories, and as we have previously commented, delivery schedules moved out past what was the normal expectation of our end-customers. In order to catch up with the demand, we have rapidly increased the throughput of the factories and shipped product both by expedited delivery, and more recently, by normal freight. This has caused some doubling up of inventory in the delivery pipeline, but as it unwinds, it should result in lower freight costs and enable the factories to reduce shifts and normalise production levels.

 

By the year end we had brought the order books into line with production. We have now started building out the large hammer programme that has been in abeyance for the last eighteen months and we are increasing our sales into construction drilling and piling, as outlined in our strategy over the last few years.

 

In the coming year we intend to realise all of the €2.3 million tied up in rigs, to reduce raw material inventory by approximately €4 million, and depending on the sales level, reduce the work in progress and finished goods inventory by, perhaps €4 million. We will review this plan through the year as we unwind the working capital.

 

Capital expenditure

We substantially completed the build out of the factories during the year, and capital equipment has been installed and commissioned in our factories through the period. The heat treatment plants, exceeding some €5 million in total investment were commissioned over the year end period and they should facilitate the delivery of consistent quality in our products across our key factories in Shannon, Ireland; Benton, Illinois; and Perth, Australia. We are planning that our capital expenditure in the coming years will be in the region of our depreciation charge for the maintenance of our current production and product ranges.

 

Mincon is developing into a challenger brand

Mincon has concentrated on the design, manufacture, delivery and servicing of surface drilling consumables for the first forty years of its corporate existence. In recent years we have set out to assemble the full range of the drill string for different types of mining and construction piling. This provides us with the opportunity to deliver a full service offering to end customers, as we now design and manufacture the key elements in the drill string. We are differentiating ourselves from the less developed businesses in low margin activities in the sector, and we are positioning ourselves to deal directly with end customers and to win large contracts.

 

Much done, much to do

We have developed profitability at a slower rate than the revenue growth as a result of a number of factors:

·      we have added lower margin products as we filled out the drill string

·      we have spent considerable time building out the distribution footprint into markets where we have yet to earn an adequate return and

·      we have added overheads to improve products, operations, sales and margins.

 

We have yet to see the expected returns on some of these investments. We understand that we have to increase revenue and improve the returns on these investments. We have made the investments, and, in the coming year, we expect to build out the income streams.

 

 

 

This coming year we are on the verge of;

•           the launch of large hammer and bit range

•           the breakthrough into the construction sector for these products

•           the move to the commercial stage of the Greenhammer hydraulic systems and

•           the development of Mincon Group as a challenger brand supplying directly to customers at the mines.

 

After some years of very fast growth we will spend the early part of 2019 consolidating the businesses that we have bought, considering the deployment of our balance sheet, and reviewing the value add of products and activities. This is a normal part of Mincon growth and investment, and we build it into our ongoing management review.

 

The hydraulic systems

We believe we are moving towards the commercialisation phase of the hydraulic hammer systems (or "Greenhammer" systems) in 2019. We will continue to capitalise the development costs during the year until we reach the commercialisation stage. The system being tested is due back on site and on the primary rig in the first quarter. The system on the rig, prior to the drill string being added, weighs about eight tonnes, and eleven tonnes when the full drill string is added. This is not a small system or easily replicable, and we have placed patents around the system to protect it. The system is more than just the hydraulic hammer; it includes all the drill string and the supporting on-rig infrastructure and handling.

 

Our investment over seven years has been significant, of which we have capitalised €3.4 million, and we will continue to invest and develop the systems in the coming years. The development and release of the system is not an event, but a journey, and has taken a substantial investment of time, belief, and resources. It is a disruptive technology, offering tremendous savings in fuel, with an ambitious planned partnership programme in our customer base, and there is growing interest from other potential customers with the problems that this technology can address, such as hard rock, and high altitude drilling. It is the current embodiment of our challenger brand strategy.

 

Automation in our factories and investment in IT are a key part of this strategy and so we have been investing in these areas.

 

Acquisitions

Acquisitions are part of our business model, as they help us to gain access to new markets and new customers, fill out our product ranges, and acquire new leaders for our teams. The direction of our acquisitions will develop in the coming years, for example, into construction drilling and piling, in keeping with the development of our product range and strategy. Our environmental product emphasis is on creating minimum ground disturbance in our products for construction piling in sensitive and high density population areas.

 

Going forward we plan to embrace more environmentally conscious products and systems, to adopt more energy efficient delivery of production, and to seek long term partnerships and multi-year contracts with end customers incorporating direct delivery to their sites.

 

Concluding comments

We had another year of excellent growth across most of the metrics for the Group.

 

Trading in the new year to date has been fitful and flat. However we have significant opportunities to realise over the coming months, including the roll out in construction piling and large hammers and the commercialisation of the Greenhammer systems.

 

We plan to review the overheads that we have built up with a view to improving efficiency across the Group, and we will be investing in Group information technology to give easy worldwide access to and transparency of our inventory for our own team, and for our customers. The three main factories will go live on a common system in the coming months, and this should be substantially established throughout the entire Group by the year end. This is expected to deliver vastly improved group transparency in our inventory position and to accommodate cross-delivery among the customer centres and factories. This will be a huge step forward in our service delivery.

 

We have ramped up overheads over the last two years, much of it necessary as part of the Group build-out and through our acquisitions, and we will spend much of 2019 consolidating our operations, reducing our overheads and moving strongly back into cash generation. This is something that we do every couple of years between strong growth periods, and with the roll-out of the large hammers, the construction sales build-out, and the upcoming launch of the Greenhammer systems we have another busy year ahead of us and redeploying our cash shall be central to that.

 

Joseph Purcell

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Mincon Group plc

Joe Purcell - Chief Executive Officer

Tel: +353 (61) 361 099

Peter E. Lynch - Chief Operating Officer

 

 

Davy Corporate Finance (Nominated Adviser and ESM Adviser)

Anthony Farrell

Tel: +353 (1) 679 6363

Daragh O'Reilly

 

 

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

 

 

 

Notes

Pre-exceptional items

€'000

Exceptional items

(Note 8)

€'000

 

 

Total

€'000

 

Pre-exceptional items

€'000

Exceptional items

(Note 8)

€'000

 

 

Total

€'000

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

4

117,688

-

117,688

 

97,358

-

97,358

Cost of sales

6

(73,062)

747

(72,315)

 

(59,520)

(2,271)

(61,791)

Gross profit

 

44,626

747

45,373

 

37,838

(2,271)

35,567

Operating costs

6

(28,274)

(166)

(28,440)

 

(23,798)

(903)

(24,701)

Operating profit

10

16,352

581

16,933

 

14,040

(3,174)

10,866

Finance cost

 

(122)

-

(122)

 

(126)

-

(126)

Finance income

 

91

-

91

 

47

-

47

Foreign exchange loss

 

(634)

-

(634)

 

(1,309)

-

(1,309)

Movement on contingent consideration...

24

16

-

16

 

36

-

36

Settlement gain

24

-

-

-

 

-

3,124

3,124

Profit before tax

 

15,703

581

16,284

 

12,688

(50)

12,638

Income tax expense

11

(2,437)

-

(2,437)

 

(2,243)

-

(2,243)

Profit for the year

 

13,266

581

13,847

 

10,445

(50)

10,395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

- owners of the Parent

 

 

 

13,573

 

10,092

- non-controlling interests

20

 

 

274

 

303

Earnings per Ordinary Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share, €

 22

 

 

6.45c

 

4.79c

Diluted earnings per share, €

22

 

 

6.37c

 

4.76c

                           

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Profit for the year

13,847

10,395

Other comprehensive loss:

 

 

Items that are or may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:

 

 

Foreign currency translation - foreign operations

(3,081)

(3,975)

Other comprehensive loss for the year

(3,081)

(3,975)

Total comprehensive income for the year

10,766

6,420

Total comprehensive income attributable to:

 

 

- owners of the Parent

10,488

6,117

- non-controlling interests

278

303

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As at 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

Notes

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Current Assets

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets and goodwill

 

12

30,753

25,094

Property, plant and equipment

 

14

34,930

22,576

Deferred tax asset

 

11

278

150

Other non-current assets

 

13

-

100

Total Non-Current Assets

 

 

65,961

47,920

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

Inventory and capital equipment

 

15

49,357

31,851

Trade and other receivables

 

16a

20,711

17,560

Prepayments and other current assets

 

16b

6,578

4,709

Current tax asset                                                                                                                                                          

 

 

252

842

Cash and cash equivalents

 

24

8,042

28,215

Total Current Assets

 

 

84,940

83,177

Total Assets

 

 

150,901

131,097

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

Ordinary share capital

 

21

2,105

2,105

Share premium

 

21

67,647

67,647

Undenominated capital

 

 

39

39

Merger reserve

 

21

(17,393)

(17,393)

Restricted equity reserve

 

21

1,511

-

Share based payment reserve

 

23

1,274

512

Foreign currency translation reserve

 

 

(6,021)

(2,940)

Retained earnings

 

 

66,543

57,391

Equity attributable to owners of Mincon Group plc

 

 

115,705

107,361

Non-controlling interests

 

 

1,061

787

Total Equity

 

 

116,766

108,148

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Loans and borrowings

 

19

4,461

1,405

Deferred tax liability

 

11

1,222

318

Deferred contingent consideration

 

24

5,470

6,931

Other liabilities

 

 

151

368

Total Non-Current Liabilities

 

 

11,304

9,022

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Loans and borrowings

 

19

2,735

668

Trade and other payables

 

17

12,027

7,721

Accrued and other liabilities

 

17

6,996

4,403

Current tax liability

 

 

1,073

1,135

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

22,831

13,927

Total Liabilities

 

 

34,135

22,949

Total Equity and Liabilities

 

 

150,901

131,097

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements. 

 

On behalf of the Board:

 

 

 

Patrick Purcell                                                                   Joseph Purcell

Chairman                                                                            Chief Executive Officer

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

Notes

€'000

€'000

Operating activities:

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

13,847

10,395

Adjustments to reconcile profit to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

Depreciation

14

3,896

3,014

Fair value movement on deferred contingent consideration

 

(16)

(3,160)

Finance cost

 

122

126

Finance income

 

(91)

(47)

Income tax expense

 

2,437

2,243

Other non-cash movements

 

(849)

3,711

 

 

19,346

16,282

Changes in trade and other receivables

 

(292)

(3,488)

Changes in prepayments and other assets

 

(1,456)

(3,776)

Changes in inventory

 

(14,551)

1,339

Changes in trade and other payables

 

1,429

1,517

Cash provided by operations

 

4,476

11,874

Interest received

 

91

47

Interest paid

 

(122)

(126)

Income taxes paid

 

(1,296)

(1,723)

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

3,149

10,072

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(12,552)

(5,639)

Investment in intangible assets

 

(1,715)

(1,163)

Acquisitions of subsidiary, net of cash acquired

 

(7,923)

(5,200)

Payment of deferred contingent consideration

 

(1,445)

(2,024)

Short term deposit

 

-

-

Proceeds from former joint venture investments

 

104

109

Net cash used in by investing activities

 

(23,531)

(13,917)

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

(4,421)

(4,210)

Repayment of loans and finance leases

19

(1,141)

(253)

Drawdown of loans

19

6,264

-

Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities

 

702

(4,463)

 

 

 

 

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash

 

(493)

(313)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(20,173)

(8,621)

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year

 

28,215

36,836

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

 

8,042

28,215

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

For the year ended 31 December 2018

 

 Share

capital

Share premium

Merger reserve

Restricted equity reserve

Un-denominated

capital

Share based payment reserve

Foreign

currency translation reserve

Retained earnings

Total

Non-controlling interests

Total

equity

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balances at 1 January 2017

2,105

67,647

(17,393)

-

39

89

1,035

51,509

105,031

484

105,515

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10,092

10,092

303

10,395

Other comprehensive income/(loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation

-

-

-

-

-

-

(3,975)

-

(3,975)

-

(3,975)

Total comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,975)

10,092

6,117

303

6,420

Transactions with Shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

423

-

-

423

-

423

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(4,210)

(4,210)

-

(4,210)

Balances at 31 December 2017

2,105

67,647

(17,393)

-

39

512

(2,940)

57,391

107,361

787

108,148

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

13,573

13,573

274

13,847

Other comprehensive income/(loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation

-

-

-

-

-

-

(3,081)

-

(3,081)

-

(3,081)

Total comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3,081)

13,573

10,492

274

10,766

Non-taxable income

 

 

 

1,511

 

 

 

 

1,511

 

1,511

Transactions with Shareholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based payments

-

-

-

-

-

762

-

-

762

-

762

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(4,421)

(4,421)

-

(4,421)

Balances at 31 December 2018

2,105

67,647

(17,393)

1,511

39

1,274

(6,021)

66,543

115,705

1,061

116,766

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements. See note 21 for explanation of movements in reserve balances.

 

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

1.  Description of business

 

The consolidated financial statements of Mincon Group Plc (also referred to as "Mincon" or "the Group") comprises the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as "the Group"). The companies registered address is Smithstown Industrial Estate, Smithstown, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland.

The Group is an Irish engineering group, specialising in the design, manufacturing, sale and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products. Mincon Group Plc is domiciled in Shannon, Ireland.

 

On 26 November 2013, Mincon Group plc was admitted to trading on the Enterprise Securities Market (ESM) of the Euronext Dublin and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

 

2.  Basis of preparation

 

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (EU IFRS), which comprise standards and interpretations approved by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and endorsed by the EU.

 

The individual financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU and as applied in accordance with the Companies Act 2014 which permit a company that publishes its Group and Company financial statements together to take advantage of the exemption in Section 304 of the Companies Act 2014 from presenting to its members its Company income statement, statement of comprehensive income and related notes that form part of the approved Company financial statements.

 

The accounting policies set out in note 3 have been applied consistently in preparing the Group and Company financial statements for the years ended 31 December 2018 and 31 December 2017.

 

The Group and Company financial statements are presented in euro, which is the functional currency of the Company and also the presentation currency for the Group's financial reporting. Unless otherwise indi-cated, the amounts are presented in thousands of euro. These financial statements are prepared on the historical cost basis.

 

The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of policies and reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expenses. The judgements, estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates. The areas involving a high degree of judgement and the areas where estimates and assumptions are critical to the consolidated financial statements are discussed in note 3.

 

The directors believe that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future and that it is appropriate to continue to prepare our consolidated financial statements on a going concern basis.

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements

 

The accounting principles as set out in the following paragraphs have, unless otherwise stated, been consistently applied to all periods presented in the consolidated financial statements and for all entities included in the consolidated financial statements.

 

Impact of the adoption of IFRS 9 and IFRS 15

The following new and amended standards and interpretations are effective for the Group for the first time for the financial year beginning 1 January 2018:

 

•           IFRS 9: Financial Instruments

•           IFRS 15: Revenue from Contracts with Customers

•           Amendments to IFRS 2 Share-based Payments

 

While the new standards, interpretations and standard amendments did not result in a material impact on the Group's results, the nature and effect of changes required by IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 are described below.

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Impact of the adoption of IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 (continued)

 

IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("IFRS 15")

 

Transition methodology

Mincon has adopted IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers from 1 January 2018. This standard deals with revenue recognition and establishes principles for reporting useful information to users of financial statements about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from an entity's contracts with customers. Revenue is recognized when a customer obtains control of a good or service and thus has the ability to direct the use and obtain the benefits from the good or service.  IFRS 15 excludes revenue from lease contracts which follows IAS 17. The new standard provides a single, comprehensive revenue recognition model.  Mincon has adopted the new standard on modified retrospective basis without restatement of prior period comparatives.

 

Revenue recognition - IFRS 15 Revenue policy applicable after 1 January 2018

 

Transition impact

Mincon has assessed the impact of IFRS 15 which included a review of relevant contracts which Mincon believes are in the scope of IFRS 15. Mincon has concluded that the pattern of revenue recognition for those contracts falling within this standard will remain unchanged upon adoption.

 

The Group has adopted IFRS 15 using the cumulative effect method (without practical expedients), with the effect of initially applying this standard recognised at the date of initial application (i.e. 1 January 2018). Accordingly, the information presented for 2017 has not been restated - i.e. it is presented, as previously reported, under IAS 18. Additionally, the disclosure requirements in IFRS 15 have not generally been applied to comparative information. See Note 4 for disclosures.

 

IFRS 15 establishes a comprehensive framework for determining whether, how much, and when revenue is recognised. It replaces existing revenue recognition guidance, including IAS 18 revenue, IAS 11 Construction contracts and IFRIC 13 Customer Loyalty Programmes.

 

The Group is involved in the sale and servicing of rock drilling tools and associated products. Revenue from the sale of these goods and services to customers is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable (excluding sales taxes). The Group recognises revenue when it transfers control of goods to a customer.

 

IFRS 9, Financial Instruments ("IFRS 9")

 

Transitional methodology

The revised IFRS 9 incorporates requirements for the classification and measurement of financial liabilities over the existing derecognition requirements of IAS 39, Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. The final amendment of IFRS 9 included: (i) a third measurement category for financial assets- fair value through other comprehensive income; (ii) a single, forward-looking "expected loss" impairment model; and (iii) a mandatory effective date for IFRS 9 for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. During 2017, Mincon performed an assessment of key areas within the scope of IFRS 9 which includes, but not limited to, additional disclosures required by IFRS 7, "Financial Instruments- Disclosure" upon initial adoption of IFRS 9. Mincon has adopted the new standards on the required effective date of January 1, 2018 and has not restated comparative information.

 

Financial instruments - Policy applicable after 1 January 2018

 

Financial assets and financial liabilities

Under IFRS 9, Financial assets and financial liabilities are initially recognised at fair value and are subsequently accounted for based on their classification as described below. Their classification depends on the purpose for which the financial instruments were acquired or issued, their characteristics and Mincon's designation of such instruments. The standards require that all financial assets and financial liabilities be classified as fair value through profit or loss ("FVTPL"), amortised cost, or fair value through other comprehensive income ("FVOCI").

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Impact of the adoption of IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 (continued)

 

Transition impact

Impairment of Financial Assets

 

Under IFRS 9, there is a new expected credit loss ("ECL") model resulting in the requirement to revise impairment methodology for account receivables for Mincon. Upon assessment, Mincon has determined that the ECL model did not have a material impact on Mincon account receivables.

 

Financial instruments - Policy applicable before 1 January 2018

 

Financial assets and financial liabilities

Financial assets and financial liabilities are initially recognised at fair value and are subsequently accounted for based on their classification, as described below. Their classification depends on the purpose for which the financial instruments were acquired or issued, their characteristics and the Group's designation of such instruments.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents include cash and short-term investments with an original maturity of three months or less, and are accounted for at amortised cost. Interest earned or accrued on these financial assets is included in investment income in the profit or loss in the consolidated statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income.

 

Trade and other receivables

Trade and other receivables are included in current assets. They are initially recognised when they are originated. Trade receivables do not have any significant financing composites and are initially recognised at the transaction price. Other receivables are included in other assets in the consolidated statement of financial position and are accounted for at amortised cost.

 

Accrued and other liabilities

Such financial liabilities are recorded at amortised cost and include all liabilities other than derivative financial instruments which are accounted for at fair value through profit and loss.

 

 

Standards, interpretations and amendments to published standards that are not yet effective

A number of new Standards, Amendments to Standards and Interpretations are effective for annual periods beginning after 1 January 2019, and have not been applied in preparing these consolidated financial statements. These are set out as follows:

 

• IFRS 16: Leases*

• IFRIC 23: Uncertainty over Income Tax Treatments*

• IFRS 17: Insurance Contracts**

Other than IFRS 16 the aforementioned are not expected to have a material impact.

 

* Amendments are effective for annual period commencing after 1 January 2019.

** Amendments are effective for annual period commencing after 1 January 2021.

 

Estimated impact of the adoption of IFRS 16

The impact of this new standard and interpretation has been considered as follows:

 

The Group is required to adopt IFRS 16 Leases from 1 January 2019. The Group has assessed the estimated impact that initial application of IFRS 16 will have on its consolidated financial statements, as described below.

 

IFRS 16 introduces a single, on-balance sheet lease accounting model for lessees. A lessee recognises a right-of-use asset representing its right to use the underlying asset and a lease liability representing its obligation to make lease payments. There are recognition exemptions for shortterm leases and leases of lowvalue items. Lessor accounting remains similar to the current standard - i.e. lessors continue to classify leases as finance or operating leases.

 

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Standards, interpretations and amendments to published standards that are not yet effective (continued)

 

IFRS 16 replaces existing leases guidance, including IAS 17 Leases, IFRIC 4 Determining whether an Arrangement contains a Lease, SIC15 Operating Leases - Incentives and SIC27 Evaluating the Substance of Transactions Involving the Legal Form of a Lease.

 

Leases in which the Group is a lessee

The Group will recognise new assets and liabilities for its operating leases of Land & Buildings, Plant & Machinery and Motor Vehicles .The nature of expenses related to those leases will now change because the Group will recognise a depreciation charge for rightofuse assets and interest expense on lease liabilities.

 

Previously, the Group recognised operating lease expense on a straightline basis over the term of the lease, and recognised assets and liabilities only to the extent that there was a timing difference between actual lease payments and the expense recognised.

 

In addition, the Group will no longer recognise provisions for operating leases that it assesses to be onerous, Instead the Group will include the payments due under the lease in its lease liability. No significant impact is expected for the Group's finance leases.

 

Based on the information currently available, the Group estimates that it will recognise additional lease liabilities of €2.6m-€2.7m and a corresponding right of use asset of €2.6m-€2.7m as at 1 January 2019.

 

Transition

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

 

The Group plans to apply the practical expedient to grandfather the definition of a lease on transition. This means that it will apply IFRS 16 to all contracts entered into before 1 January 2019 and identified as leases in accordance with IAS 17 and IFRIC 4.

 

 

Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share is calculated based on the profit for the year attributable to owners of the Company and the basic weighted average number of shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per share is calcu-lated based on the profit for the year attributable to owners of the Company and the diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding.

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Taxation

Current tax comprises the expected tax payable or receivable on the taxable income or loss for the year and any adjustment to the tax payable or receivable in respect of previous years. The amount of current tax payable or receivable is the best estimate of the tax amount expected to be paid or received that reflects uncertainty related to income taxes, if any. It is measured using tax rates enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date. Current tax also includes any tax arising from dividends.

 

Current tax assets and liabilities are offset only if certain criteria are met.

 

Deferred tax

Deferred tax is recognised in respect of temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts used for taxation purposes. Deferred tax is not recognised for:

 

•           temporary differences on the initial recognition of assets or liabilities in a transaction that is not a business combination and that affects neither accounting nor taxable profit or loss;

•           temporary differences related to investments in subsidiaries, associates and joint arrangements to the extent that the Group is able to control the timing of the reversal of the temporary differences and it is probable that they will not reverse in the foreseeable future; and

•           taxable temporary differences arising on the initial recognition of goodwill.

 

Deferred tax assets are recognised for unused tax losses, unused tax credits and deductible temporary differences to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profits will be available against which they can be used. Future taxable profits are determined based on the reversal of relevant taxable temporary differences. If the amount of taxable temporary differences is insufficient to recognise a deferred tax asset in full, then future taxable profits, adjusted for reversals of existing temporary differences, are considered, based on the business plans for individual subsidiaries in the Group. Deferred tax assets are reviewed at each reporting date and are reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that the related tax benefit will be realised; such reductions are reversed when the probability of future taxable profits improves.

 

Unrecognised deferred tax assets are reassessed at each reporting date and recognised to the extent that it has become probable that future taxable profits will be available against which they can be used.

 

Deferred tax is measured at the tax rates that are expected to be applied to temporary differences when they reverse, using tax rates enacted or substantively enacted at the reporting date.

 

The measurement of deferred tax reflects the tax consequences that would follow from the manner in which the Group expects, at the reporting date, to recover or settle the carrying amount of its assets and liabilities. For this purpose, the carrying amount of investment property measured at fair value is presumed to be recovered through sale, and the Group has not rebutted this presumption.

 

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset only if certain criteria are met.

 

 

Inventories and capital equipment

Inventories and capital equipment are valued at the lower of cost or net realisable value. Net realisable value is the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business less the estimated costs of completion and selling expenses. The cost of inventories is based on the first-in, first-out principle and includes the costs of acquiring inventories and bringing them to their existing location and condition. Inventories manufactured by the Group and work in progress include an appropriate share of production overheads based on normal operating capacity. Inventories are reported net of deductions for obsolescence.

 

 

Intangible Assets and Goodwill

Goodwill

The Group accounts for acquisitions using the purchase accounting method as outlined in IFRS 3 Business Combinations. Group management has determined that the Group has one operating segment and therefore all goodwill is tested for impairment at Group level and this is tested for impairment annually.

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Intangible assets

Expenditure on research activities is recognised in profit or loss as incurred.

Development expenditure is capitalised only if the expenditure can be measured reliably, the product or process is technically and commercially feasible, future economic benefits are probable and the Group intends to and has sufficient resources to complete development and to use or sell the asset. Otherwise, it is recognised in the profit or loss as incurred. Subsequent to initial recognition, development expenditure is measured at cost less accumulated amortisation and any accumulated impairment losses.

Subsequent expenditure is capitalised only when it increases the future economic benefits embodied in the specific asset to which it relates. All other expenditure, including expenditure on internally generated goodwill and brands, is recognised in profit or loss as incurred.

 

 

Foreign Currency

Foreign currency transactions

Transactions in foreign currencies (those which are denominated in a currency other than the functional currency) are translated at the foreign exchange rate ruling at the date of the transaction. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated using the foreign exchange rate at the statement of financial position date. Exchange gains and losses related to trade receivables and payables, other financial assets and payables, and other operating receiv-ables and payables are separately presented on the face of the income statement.

Exchange rate differences on translation to functional currency are reported in profit or loss, except when reported in other compre-hensive income for the translation of intra-group receivables from, or liabilities to, a for-eign operation that in substance is part of the net investment in the foreign operation.

Exchange rates for major currencies used in the various reporting periods are shown in Note 24.

 

 

Translation of accounts of foreign entities

The assets and liabilities of foreign entities, including goodwill and fair value adjustments arising on consolidation, are translated to Euro at the exchange rates ruling at the reporting date. Revenues, expenses, gains, and losses are translated at average exchange rates, when these approximate the exchange rate for the respective transaction. Foreign exchange differences arising on translation of foreign entities are recognised in other comprehensive income and are accumulated in a separate component of equity as a translation reserve. On divestment of foreign entities, the accumulated exchange differences, are recycled through profit or loss, increasing or decreasing the profit or loss on divestments.

 

 

Business combinations and consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the financial statements of the Group and all companies in which Mincon Group plc, directly or indirectly, has control. The Group controls an entity when it is exposed to, or has rights to, variable returns from its involvement with the entity and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the entity. The financial statements of subsidiaries are included in the consolidated financial statements from the date on which control commences until the date on which control ceases.

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the acquisition method. According to this method, business combinations are seen as if the Group directly acquires the assets and assumes the liabilities of the entity acquired. At the acquisition date, i.e. the date on which control is obtained, each identifiable asset acquired and liability assumed is recognised at its acquisition-date fair value.

Consideration transferred is measured at its fair value. It includes the sum of the acquisition date fair values of the assets transferred, liabilities incurred to the previous owners of the acquiree, and equity interests issued by the Group. Deferred contingent consideration is initially measured at its acquisition-date fair value. Any subsequent change in such fair value is recognised in profit or loss, unless the deferred contingent consideration is classified as equity. In that case, there is no remeasurement and the subsequent settlement is accounted for within equity. Deferred contingent consideration arises in the current year where part payment for an acquisition is deferred to the following year or years.

Transaction costs that the Group incurs in connection with a business combination, such as legal fees, due diligence fees, and other professional and consulting fees are expensed as incurred.

 

 

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Business combinations and consolidation (continued)

Goodwill is measured as the excess of the fair value of the consider-ation transferred, the amount of any non-controlling interest in the acquiree, and the fair value of the Group's previously held equity interest in the acquiree (if any) over the net of acquisition-date fair values of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed. Goodwill is not amortised but tested for impairment at least annually.

Non-controlling interest is initially measured either at fair value or at the non-controlling interest's proportionate share of the fair value of the acquiree's identifiable net assets. This means that goodwill is either recorded in "full" (on the total acquired net assets) or in "part" (only on the Group's share of net assets). The choice of mea-surement basis is made on an acquisition-by-acquisition basis.

Earnings from the acquirees are reported in the consolidated income statement from the date of control.

Intra-group balances and transactions such as income, expenses and dividends are eliminated in preparing the consolidated financial statements. Profits and losses resulting from intra-group transactions that are recognised in assets, such as inventory, are eliminated in full, but losses are only eliminated to the extent that there is no evidence of impairment.

 

Property, plant and equipment

Items of property, plant and equipment are carried at cost less accu-mulated depreciation and impairment losses. Cost of an item of property, plant and equipment comprises the purchase price, import duties, and any cost directly attributable to bringing the asset to its location and condition for use. The Group capitalises costs on initial recognition and on replacement of significant parts of property, plant and equip-ment, if it is probable that the future economic benefits embodied will flow to the Group and the cost can be measured reliably. All other costs are recognised as an expense in profit or loss when incurred.

 

 

Depreciation

Depreciation is calculated based on cost using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life of the asset.

The following useful lives are used for depreciation:

 

 

Years

Buildings

20-30

Plant and equipment

3-10

The depreciation methods, useful lives and residual values are reassessed annually. Land is not depreciated.

 

 

Leased assets

In the consolidated financial statements, leases are classified as either finance leases or operating leases. A finance lease entails the transfer to the lessee of substantially all of the economic risks and benefits associated with ownership. If this is not the case, the lease is accounted for as an operating lease. For the lessee, a finance lease requires that the asset leased is recognised as an asset in the statement of financial position. Upon initial recognition, the leased asset is measured at an amount equal to the lower of its fair value and the present value of the future minimum lease payments. Initially, a corresponding liability is recorded. Assets under finance leases are depreciated over their estimated useful lives, while the lease payments are reported as interest and amortisation of the lease liability. For operating leases, the lessee does not account for the leased asset in its statement of financial position. In profit or loss, the costs of operating leases are recorded on a straightline basis over the term of the lease.

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Financial Assets and Liabilities

 

Recognition and derecognition

Financial assets and liabilities are recognised at fair value when the Group becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. Purchases and sales of financial assets are accounted for at trade date, which is the day when the Group contractually commits to acquire or dispose of the assets. Trade receivables are recognised on delivery of product. Liabilities are recognised when the other party has performed and there is a contractual obligation to pay. Derecognition (fully or partially) of a financial asset occurs when the rights to receive cash flows from the financial instruments expire or are transferred and substantially all of the risks and rewards of own-ership have been removed from the Group. The Group derecognises (fully or partially) a financial liability when the obligation specified in the contract is discharged or otherwise expires. A financial asset and a financial liability are offset and the net amount presented in the statement of financial position when there is a legally enforce-able right to set off the recognised amounts and there is an intention to either settle on a net basis or to realise the asset and settle the liability simultaneously.

 

Effective interest method

The effective interest method is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial asset or a financial liability and of allocating the interest income or interest expense over the relevant periods. The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash payments or receipts through the expected life of the financial instrument, or when appropriate a shorter period, to the net carrying amount of the financial asset or financial liability. The calculation includes all fees and points paid or received between parties to the contract that are an integral part of the effective interest rate, transac-tion costs, and all other premiums or discounts.

 

Borrowing costs

All borrowing costs are expensed in accordance with the effective interest rate method.

 

Investments in subsidiaries - Company

Investments in subsidiary undertakings are stated at cost less provision for impairment in the Company's statement of financial position. Loans to subsidiary undertakings are initially recorded at fair value in the Company statement of financial position and subsequently at amortised cost using an effective interest rate methodology.

 

Impairment of financial assets

Financial assets are assessed at each reporting date to determine whether there is any objective evidence that they are impaired. A financial asset is considered to be impaired if objective evidence indicates that one or more events have had a negative effect on the estimated future cash flows of that asset.

 

Equity

Shares are classified as equity. Incremental costs directly attributable to the issue of ordinary shares and share options are recognised as a deduction from equity, net of any tax effect.

 

Contingent liabilities

A contingent liability is a possible obligation or a present obligation that arises from past events that is not reported as a liability or provision, as it is not probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation or that a sufficiently reliable calculation of the amount cannot be made.

 

Financial instruments carried at fair value: Non-derivative financial liabilities

Fair value is calculated based on the present value of future principal and interest cash flows, discounted at the market rate of interest at the reporting date. 

 

Finance income and expenses

Finance income and expense are included in profit or loss using the effective interest method.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash balances and call deposits with maturities of three months or less.

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Provisions

A provision is recognised in the statement of financial position when the Group has a legal or constructive obligation as a result of a past event, it is proba-ble that an outflow of economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation, and the outflow can be estimated reliably. The amount recognised as a provision is the best estimate of the expenditure required to settle the present obligation at the reporting date. If the effect of the time value of money is material, the provision is determined by discounting the expected future cash flows at a pre-tax rate that reflects the current market assessments of the time value of money and, where appropriate, the risks specific to the liability. 

A provision for restructuring is recognised when the Group has approved a detailed and formal restructuring plan and the restructuring has either commenced or been announced publicly. Future operating losses are not provided for. 

 

Exceptional Items

The Group has adopted an Income Statement format which seeks to highlight significant items within the Group results for the year. Exceptional items may include restructuring, profit or loss on disposal or termination of operations, litigation costs and settlements, profit or loss on disposal of investments, profit or loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment, acquisition costs, adjustment to contingent consideration (arising on business combinations from 1 April 2010) and impairment of assets relating to significant transactions. Judgement is used by the Group in assessing particular items, which by virtue of their scale and nature, should be presented in the Income Statements and disclosed in the related notes as exceptional items.

 

Defined contribution plans

A defined contribution pension plan is a post-employment benefit plan under which the Group pays fixed contributions into a separate entity and will have no legal or constructive obligation to pay further amounts. Obligations for contributions to defined contribution pension plans are recognised as an employee benefit expense in profit or loss when employees provide services entitling them to the contributions.

 

Share-based payment transactions

The Group operates a long term incentive plan which allows the Company to grant Restricted Share Awards ("RSAs") to executive directors and senior management. All schemes are equity settled arrangements under IFRS 2 Share-based Payment.

 

The grant-date fair value of share-based payment awards granted to employees is recognised as an employee expense, with a corresponding increase in equity, over the period that the employees become unconditionally entitled to the awards. The amount recognised as an expense is adjusted to reflect the number of awards for which the related service and non-market performance conditions are expected to be met, such that the amount ultimately recognised as an expense is based on the number of awards that meet the related service and non-market performance conditions at the vesting date.

 

Critical accounting estimates and judgements

The preparation of financial statements requires management's judgement and the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. These estimates and associated assumptions are based on his-torical experience and various other factors that are believed to be rea-sonable under the prevailing circumstances. Actual results may differ from those estimates. The estimates and assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to the accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which they are revised and in any future periods affected.

Following are the estimates and judgements which, in the opinion of management, are significant to the underlying amounts included in the financial reports and for which there is a significant risk that future events or new information could entail a change in those estimates or judgements.

 

Deferred contingent consideration

The deferred contingent consideration payable represents management's best estimate of the fair value of the amounts that will be payable, discounted as appropriate using a market interest rate. The fair value was estimated by assigning probabilities, based on management's current expectations, to the potential pay-out scenarios. The fair value of deferred contingent consideration is primarily dependent on the future performance of the acquired businesses against predetermined targets and on management's current expectations thereof.

 

 

 

3.  Significant accounting principles, accounting estimates and judgements (continued)

 

Trade and other receivables

Trade and other receivables are included in current assets, except for those with maturities more than 12 months after the reporting date, which are classified as non-current assets. The Group estimates the risk that receivables will not be paid and pro-vides for doubtful debts in line with IFRS 9.

 

 

4.  Revenue

 

In the following table, revenue is disaggregated between Mincon manufactured product and product that is purchased outside the Group and resold through Mincon distribution channels.

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Product revenue:

 

 

Sale of Mincon product

100,319

74,965

Sale of third party product

17,369

22,393

Total revenue

117,688

97,358

 

Revenue is measured based on the consideration specified in a contract with a customer. The Group recognises revenue when it transfers control of goods to a customer.

 

The following provides information about the nature and timing of the satisfaction of performance obligations in contracts with customers, including significant payment terms, and the related revenue recognition policies.

 

Customers obtain control of products when one of the following conditions are satisfied:

1.   The goods have been picked up by the customer from Mincon's premises.

2.   When goods have been shipped by Mincon, the goods are delivered to the customer and have been accepted at their premises.

 

Invoices are generated at that point in time. Invoices are payable within the timeframe as set in agreement with the customer at the point of placing the order of the product. Discounts are provided from time-to-time to customers.

 

Customers may be permitted to return goods where issues are identified with regard to quality of the product. Returned goods are exchanged only for new goods or credit note. No cash refunds are offered.

 

Revenue recognition under IFRS 15 (applicable from 1 January 2018)

Where the customer is permitted to return an item, revenue is recognised to the extent that it is highly probable that a significant reversal in the amount of cumulative revenue recognised will not occur. Therefore, the amount of revenue recognised is adjusted for expected returns, which are estimated based on the historical data for specific types of product. In these circumstances, a refund liability and a right to recover returned goods asset are recognised.

 

Revenue recognition under IAS 18 (applicable before 1 January 2018)

Revenue was recognised when the goods were delivered to the customers' premises, which was taken to be the point in time at which the customer accepted the goods and the related risks and rewards of ownership transferred, provided that a reasonable estimate of the returns could be made. If a reasonable estimate could not be made, then revenue recognition was deferred until the return period lapsed or a reasonable estimate of returns could be made.

 

No adjustment was required on transition in the Group.

 

 

 

5.  Operating Segment

 

An operating segment is a component of the Group that engages in busi-ness activities from which it may earn revenue and incur expenses, and for which discrete financial information is available. The operating results of all operating segments are reviewed regularly by the Board of Directors, the chief operating decision maker, to make deci-sions about allocation of resources to the segments and also to assess their performance.

 

Results are reported in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the chief operating decision maker (CODM). Our CODM has been identified as the Board of Directors.

 

The Group has determined that it has one reportable segment. The Group is managed as a single business unit that sells drilling equipment, primarily manufactured by Mincon manufacturing sites.

 

The CODM assesses operating segment performance based on a measure of operating profit. Segment revenue for the year ended 31 December 2018 of €117.7 million (2017: €97.4 million) is wholly derived from sales to external customers.

 

Entity-wide disclosures

 

The business is managed on a worldwide basis but operates manufacturing facilities and sales offices in Ireland, Sweden, South Africa, UK, Western Australia, the United States and Canada and sales offices in eleven other locations including Eastern & Western Australia, South Africa, UK, Finland, Spain, Namibia, Tanzania, Sweden, Chile and Peru. In presenting information on geography, revenue is based on the geographical location of customers and non-current assets based on the location of these assets.

 

Revenue by region (by location of customers):

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Region:

 

 

Ireland

915

661

Americas

24,732

25,407

Australasia

28,256

22,206

Europe, Middle East, Africa

63,785

49,084

Total revenue from continuing operations

117,688

97,358

 

During 2018 Mincon had sales in Sweden of €14.5 million and Australia of €20.8 million, these separately contributed to more than 10% of the entire Group's sales for 2018.

 

Non-current assets by region (location of assets):

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Region:

 

 

Ireland

15,255

10,381

Americas

17,271

14,796

Australasia

8,795

5,241

Europe, Middle East, Africa

24,362

17,352

Total non-current assets(1)

65,683

47,770

(1) Non-current assets exclude deferred tax assets.

 

 

 

During 2018 Mincon held non-current assets (excluding deferred tax assets) in USA of €7.2 million and Australia of €8.3 million, these separately contributed to more than 10% of the entire Group's non-current assets (excluding deferred tax assets) for 2018.

 

 

 

6.  Cost of Sales and operating expenses

 

Included within cost of sales and operating costs were the following major components: 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Raw materials

33,221

24,517

Third party product purchases

13,625

17,580

Employee costs

14,728

9,588

Depreciation

3,213

2,404

Distribution costs

2,988

1,896

Energy costs

1,648

1,097

Maintenance of machinery

1,302

932

Impairment of capital inventory (note 8)

(747)

1,741

Impairment of finished goods inventory (note 8)

-

530

Other

2,337

1,506

Total cost of sales

72,315

61,791

 

 

Operating costs

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Employee costs (including director emoluments)

18,373

13,845

Depreciation

683

610

Rent

1,287

741

Travel

2,309

1,848

Professional costs

2,138

1,228

Administration

1,978

1,919

Marketing

698

586

Acquisition and related costs (note 8)

166

303

Impairment of trade receivable (note 8)

-

600

Other

808

3,021

Total other operating costs

28,440

24,701

 

The Group invested approximately €2.7 million on research and development projects in 2018 (2017: €1.7 million). €1.0 of this million has been expensed in the period (2017: €0.6 million), with the balance of €1.7 million capitalised (2017: €1.1 million) (note 12).

 

 

7.  Employee information

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Wages and salaries - excluding directors

26,997

19,448

Wages, salaries, fees and pensions - directors

765

658

Termination payments

17

380

Social security costs

3,070

1,591

Retirement benefit costs of defined contribution plans

1,551

1,045

Share based payment expense (note 23)

701

411

Total employee costs

33,101

23,533

 

The Group capitalised payroll costs of  €0.1million in 2018 (2017: €0.1 million) in relation to research and development.

 

 

 

 

The average number of employees was as follows:

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

Number

Number

Sales and distribution

126

86

General and administration

56

49

Manufacturing, service and development

332

189

Average number of persons employed

514

324

 

Retirement benefit and Other Employee Benefit Plans

 

The Group operates various defined contribution pension plans. During the year ended 31 December 2018, the Group recorded €1.6 million (2017: €1.1 million) of expense in connection with these plans.

 

 

8.  Exceptional Items

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Cost of sales

 

 

Impairment of capital equipment inventory

747

(1,741)

Impairment of finished goods inventory

-

(530)

Total cost of sales

747

(2,271)

 

 

 

Operating costs

 

 

Impairment of trade receivables

-

(600)

Acquisition and related costs

(166)

(303)

Total operating costs

(166)

(903)

 

 

 

Settlement gain

-

3,124

 

 

 

Total exceptional items

581

(50)

 

 

At the 31 December 2018 the Group wrote back  €0.7 million of previously recognised impairment due to information obtained during the year on the valuation of capital equipment inventory. The write down in the year ended 31 December 2017 on the Group's capital equipment inventory was €1.7 million.

 

The Group considers acquisition and related costs as exceptional items. During the course of acquiring Driconeq, the Group incurred costs of €0.2 million, during 2017 acquisition and related costs were €0.3 million.

 

 

 

9.  Acquisitions

 

In March, 2018 Mincon acquired 100% shareholding in Driconeq AB and its subsidiaries (see note 25), a group that specialises in the design, manufacture, sale and support of drill rods to mining, waterwell and construction industries for a consideration of €7.8 million. The Driconeq Group has manufacturing plants and sales offices in Sweden, South Africa and Australia, and a sales office in Brazil, it also owns a heattreatment plant in Sweden. This acquisition will further increase Mincon's market share on the sale and service of drill pipe in the markets they are present in.

 

The Driconeq Group has contributed €396,000 of profit after tax to the Mincon Group since acquisition, it is estimated that this would have been €475,000 if the acquisition had occurred at the 1st of January 2018. The costs incurred in relation to acquisition of the Driconeq Group were €166,000.

 

During 2018, the Group transferred payment for the remaining shareholding in Mincon Tanzania and Mincon Namibia for €46,000 and €94,000 respectively.

 

A.    Consideration transferred

 

The following table summarises the acquisition date fair value of each major class of consideration transferred.

 

 

Driconeq

Mincon Namibia

Mincon Tanzania

Total

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

Cash

7,783

94

46

7,923

Total consideration transferred

7,783

94

46

7,923

 

 

B.    Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed

 

The following table summarises the recognised amounts of assets and liabilities assumed at the date of acquisition.

 

 

Total

 

€'000

Property, plant and equipment

4,039

Inventories

4,189

Trade receivables

3,527

Other assets

94

Trade and other payables

(2,732)

Tax liabilities

(521)

Employee taxes & pensions

(1,645)

Other accruals and liabilities

(3,519)

Fair value of identifiable net assets acquired

3,432

 

Measurement of fair values

The valuation techniques used for measuring the fair value of material assets acquired were as follows.

 

Assets acquired

Valuation Technique

 

Property, plant and equipment

Market comparison technique and cost technique: The valuation model considers quoted market prices for similar items when they are available, and depreciated replacement cost when appropriate. Depreciated replacement cost reflects adjustments for physical deterioration as well as functional and economic obsolescence.

 

Inventories

Market comparison technique: The fair value is determined based on the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business less the estimated costs of completion and sale, and a reasonable profit margin based on the effort required to complete and sell the inventories.

 

 

 

9.  Acquisitions (continued)

 

Goodwill

 

Goodwill arising from the acquisition has been recognised as follows.

 

 

 

Driconeq

Mincon Namibia

Mincon Tanzania

Total

Consideration transferred

7,783

94

46

7,923

Fair value of identifiable net assets

(3,432)

-

-

(3,432)

Goodwill

4,351

94

46

4,491

 

 

The goodwill created in the acquisition in the period is primarily related to the synergies expected to be achieved from integrating these companies into the Group's existing structure. Driconeq product will be sold through the Group's current sales offices and the Group's existing distribution channels.

 

 

10.  Statutory and other required disclosures

 

Operating profit is stated after charging the following amounts:

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Directors' remuneration

 

 

Fees

161

129

Wages and salaries

546

469

Other emoluments

-

-

Retirement benefit contributions

58

60

Total directors' remuneration

765

658

 

Auditor's remuneration:

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Auditor's remuneration - Fees payable to lead audit firm

 

 

Audit of the Group financial statements

186

131

Audit of the Company financial statements

14

14

Other assurance services

10

10

Tax advisory services (a)

28

24

Other non-audit services

3

4

           

241

183

Auditor's remuneration - Fees payable to other firms in lead audit firm's network

 

 

Audit services

150

61

Other assurance services

3

12

Tax advisory services

3

10

Total auditor's remuneration

156

266

 

(a) Includes tax compliance work on behalf of Group companies.

 

 

 

11.  Income tax

 

Tax recognised in income statement:

 

2018

2017

Current tax expense

€'000

€'000

Current year

2,594

2,226

Adjustment for prior years

(412)

-

Total current tax expense

2,182

2,226

Deferred tax expense

 

 

Origination and reversal of temporary differences

287

17

Adjustment for prior years

(32)

-

Total deferred tax (credit)/expense

255

17

 

 

 

Total income tax expense

2,437

2,243

 

A reconciliation of the expected income tax expense for continuing operations is computed by applying the standard Irish tax rate to the profit before tax and the reconciliation to the actual income tax expense is as follows:

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Profit before tax from continuing operations

16,284

12,638

Irish standard tax rate (12.5%)

12.5%

12.5%

Taxes at the Irish standard rate 

2,036

1,580

Foreign income at rates other than the Irish standard rate 

446

116

Losses creating no income tax benefit

559

226

Other 

(604)

321

Total income tax expense

2,437

2,243

 

The Group's net deferred taxation liability was as follows:

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Deferred taxation assets:

 

 

Reserves, provisions and tax credits

278

69

Tax losses and unrealised FX gains

-

81

Total deferred taxation asset

278

150

Deferred taxation liabilities:

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

(1,154)

(194)

Accrued income

-

(30)

Profit not yet taxable

(68)

(94)

Total deferred taxation liabilities

(1,222)

(318)

 

 

 

Net deferred taxation liability

(944)

(168)

 

 

 

11.  Income tax (continued)

 

 

The movement in temporary differences during the year were as follows:

 

 

Balance

Recognised in

Balance

 

1 January

Profit or Loss

31 December

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

€'000

€'000

€'000

Deferred taxation assets:

 

 

 

Reserves, provisions and tax credits

377

(308)

69

Tax losses

152

(71)

81

Total deferred taxation asset

529

(379)

150

Deferred taxation liabilities:

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

(523)

329

(194)

Accrued income and other

-

(30)

(30)

Profit not yet taxable

(191)

97

(94)

Total deferred taxation liabilities

(714)

396

(318)

 

 

 

 

Net deferred taxation liability

(185)

17

(168)

 

 

 

Balance

Recognised in

Acquired in a

Balance

 

1 January

Profit or Loss

Business combination

31 December

1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

Deferred taxation assets:

 

 

 

 

Reserves, provisions and tax credits

69

209

-

278

Tax losses

81

(81)

-

-

Total deferred taxation asset

150

128

-

278

Deferred taxation liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

(194)

(439)

(521)

(1,154)

Accrued income

(30)

30

-

-

Profit not yet taxable

(94)

26

-

(68)

Total deferred taxation liabilities

(318)

(383)

(521)

(1,222)

 

 

 

 

 

Net deferred taxation liability

(168)

(255)

(521)

(944)

 

Deferred taxation assets have not been recognised in respect of the following items:

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Tax losses

3,824

3,286

Total

3,824

3,286

 

 

 

12.  Intangible assets and goodwill

 

Product development

Goodwill

Total

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

Balance at 1 January 2017

499

12,621

13,120

Internally developed

1,163

-

1,163

Acquisitions

-

11,524

11,524

Translation differences

-

(713)

(713)

Balance at 31 December 2017

1,662

23,432

25,094

Internally developed

1,715

-

1,715

Acquisitions (note 9)

-

4,491

4,491

Translation differences

-

(547)

(547)

Balance at 31 December 2018

3,377

27,376

30,753

 

Goodwill relates to the acquisition of the below companies, being the dates that the Group obtained control of these business:

·..... The remaining 60% of DDS-SA Pty Limited in November 2009.

·..... The 60% acquisition of Omina Supplies in August 2014.

·..... The 65% acquisition of Rotacan in August 2014.

·..... The acquisition of ABC products in August 2014.

·..... The acquisition of Ozmine in January 2015.

·..... The acquisition of Mincon Chile in March 2015.

·..... The acquisition of and Mincon Tanzania in March 2015.

·..... The acquisition of Premier in November 2016.

·..... The acquisition of Rockdrill Engineering in November 2016.

·..... The acquisition of PPV in April 2017.

·..... The acquisition of Viqing July 2017.

·..... The acquisition of Driconeq in March 2018.

The Group accounts for acquisitions using the purchase accounting method as outlined in IFRS 3 Business Combinations.

 

The businesses acquired were integrated with other Group operations soon after acquisition. Impairment testing (including sensitivity analyses) is performed at each period end. Group management has determined that the Group has multiple cash generating units, which are aggregated into one operating segment and therefore all goodwill is tested for impairment at Group level.

 

The recoverable amount of goodwill has been assessed based on estimates of value in use. Calculations of value in use are based on the estimated future cash flows using forecasts covering a three-year period and terminal value (based on three year plans prepared annually). The most significant assumptions are revenues, operating profits, working capital and capital expenditure. A growth rate of 3% was applied for all periods after the three year budget. The discount rate in 2018 was assumed to amount to 13% (2017: 13%) after tax and has been used in discounting the cash flows to determine the recoverable amounts. Goodwill impairment testing did not indicate any impairment during any of the periods being reported. Sensitivity in all calculations implies that the goodwill would not be impaired even if the discount rate increased or decreased by 5% or the long-term or short-term growth was substantially increased or decreased.

 

Investment expenditure of €1.7 million, which has been capitalised, is in relation to ongoing product development within the Group. Amortisation will begin at the stage of commercialisation and charged to the income statement over a period of three to five years, or the capitalised amount will be written off if the project is deemed no longer viable by management.

 

 

 

13.  Other non-current assets

 

Total

 

€'000

Loan to former joint venture partner:

 

At 1 January 2017 (1)

238

Repayment of loan from joint venture partner

(109)

FX movement on loan from joint venture partner

(29)

At 31 December 2017

100

 

Repayment of loan from joint venture partner

(104)

FX movement on loan from joint venture partner

         4

At 31 December 2018

      -

 

In September 2008, the Group invested in TJM, a drilling equipment and supplies company based in Pennsylvania, USA. The Group disposed of its investment in March 2012. The consideration for sale of the Group's shareholding was a US$700,000 interest bearing loan note repayable over 6 years. As at 31 December 2018 this loan had been repaid in full.

 

 

 

14.  Property, plant and equipment

 

Land &

Plant &

 

 

Buildings

Equipment

Total

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

Cost:

 

 

 

At 1 January 2017

9,266

27,407

36,673

Acquisitions through business combinations

244

908

1,152

Additions

1,865

3,774

5,639

Disposals

-

(986)

(986)

Foreign exchange differences

(529)

(1,444)

(1,973)

At 31 December 2017

10,846

29,659

40,505

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions through business combinations

501

3,511

4,012

Additions

4,353

8,199

12,552

Disposals

-

(601)

(601)

Foreign exchange differences

(50)

(421)

(471)

At 31 December 2018

15,650

40,347

55,997

 

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation:

 

 

 

At 1 January 2017

(2,238)

(14,383)

(16,621)

Charged in year

(264)

(2,750)

(3,014)

Disposals

-

796

796

Foreign exchange differences

83

827

910

At 31 December 2017

(2,419)

(15,510)

(17,929)

 

 

 

 

Charged in year

(448)

(3,448)

(3,896)

Disposals

-

598

598

Foreign exchange differences

12

148

160

At 31 December 2018

(2,855)

(18,212)

(21,067)

 

 

 

 

Carrying amount: 31 December 2018

12,795

22,135

34,930

Carrying amount: 31 December 2017

8,427

14,149

22,576

Carrying amount: 1 January 2017

7,028

13,024

20,052

 

The depreciation charge for property, plant and equipment is recognised in the following line items in the income statement:

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Cost of sales

3,213

2,404

General, selling and distribution expenses

683

610

Total depreciation charge for property, plant and equipment

3,896

3,014

 

 

 

 

15.  Inventory and capital equipment

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Finished goods and work-in-progress

36,158

23,336

Capital equipment

2,365

2,612

Raw materials

5,903

Total inventory

49,357

31,851

 

The company recorded write-downs of €0.1 million against inventory to net realisable value during the year ended 31 December 2018 (2017: €2.3 million). Write-downs are included in cost of sales.

 

At 31 December 2018 and 31 December 2017, capital equipment are rigs held in South Africa for resale.

 

 

16.  Trade and other receivables and other current assets

 

a) Trade and other receivables

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Gross receivable

21,519

20,603

Provision for impairment

(808)

(3,043)

Net trade and other receivables

20,711

17,560

 

 

 

Provision for impairment

 

€'000

Balance at 1 January 2018

(3,043)

Write off in impaired South American Trade receivable

1,245

IFRS 9 movement due to ECL model

990

Balance at 31 December 2018

808

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Less than 60 days

14,451

13,333

61 to 90 days

3,437

3,005

Greater than 90 days

1,222

Net trade and other receivables

20,711

17,560

 

At 31 December 2018, €5.6 million of trade receivables balances (27%) were past due but not impaired (2017: €3.9 million (22%)).

 

b) Prepayments and other current assets

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Plant and machinery prepaid

4,943

3,143

Prepayments

1,635

1,566

Prepayments and other current assets

6,578

4,709

 

 

 

 

17. Trade creditors, accruals and other liabilities

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Trade creditors

12,027

7,721

Total creditors and other payables

12,027

7,721

 

At 31 December 2018, €2.8 million of trade creditors was held within the Driconeq Group

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

VAT

476

466

Social security costs

3,048

1,527

Other accruals and liabilities

3,472

2,410

Total accruals and other liabilities

6,996

4,403

 

 

 

18.  Capital management

 

The Group's policy is to have a strong capital base in order to maintain investor, creditor and market confidence and to sustain future development of the business. Management monitors the return on capital, as well as the level of dividends to ordinary shareholders.

 

The Board of Directors seeks to maintain a balance between the higher returns that might be possible with higher levels of borrowing and the advantages and security afforded by a sound capital position.

 

The Group monitors capital using a ratio of 'net debt' to equity. Net debt is calculated as total liabilities  less cash and cash equivalents (as shown in the statement of financial position).

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Total liabilities

34,135

22,949

Less: cash and cash equivalents

8,042

28,215

Net debt

26,093

(5,266)

Total equity

116,766

108,148

Net debt to equity ratio

0.22

(0.05)

 

 

19.  Loans and borrowings

 

 

2018

2017

 

Maturity

€'000

€'000

Bank loans

2019-2022

   4,576

1,825

Finance leases

2019-2021

2,620

248

Total loans and borrowings

 

7,196

2,073

Current

 

2,735

668

Non-current.

 

4,461

1,405

 

The Group has a number of bank loans and finance leases in Sweden, the UK, the United States and Australia with a mixture of variable and fixed interest rates. The Group has not been in default on any of these debt agreements during any of the periods presented. None of the debt agreements carry restrictive financial covenants. Interest rates on current borrowings are at an average rate of 3.5%

 

During 2018, the Group availed of the option to enter into overdraft facilities and to draw down loans of €6.3 million with interest rate between 3% and 9.5%.

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.  Loans and borrowings (continued)

 

Reconciliation of movements of liabilities to cash flows arising from financing activities

 

  

Loans and borrowings

Finance leases

Retained earnings

Total

  

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

At 1 January 2018:

 1,825

248

-

2,073

Proceeds from loans and borrowings

3,821

2,443

-

6,264

Proceeds from finance leases

-

-

-

-

Repayment of borrowings

(1,070)

(71)

-

(1,141)

Repayment of finance lease liabilities

-

-

-

-

Dividend paid

-

-

(4,421)

(4,421)

Total at 31 December 2018

4,576

2,620

(4,421)

2,775

 

 

20.  Non-controlling interest

 

The following table summarises the information relating to the Group's subsidiary, Mincon West Africa SL, that has material non-controlling interests, before any intra-group eliminations. The non-controlling interest is 20% of this subsidiary.

 

 

2018

2017

Non-controlling Interest 20%

€'000

€'000

Non-current assets

106

36

Current assets

3,762

4,004

Non-current liabilities

-

(500)

Current liabilities

(664)

(1,704)

Net assets

3,204

1,836

Net assets attributable to NCI

641

367

Revenue

6,978

7,137

Profit

1,368

1,519

OCI

-

-

Total comprehensive income

1,368

1,519

Profit allocated to NCI

274

303

 

 

21.  Share capital and reserves

 

At 31 December 2017 and 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Authorised Share Capital

Number

€000

Ordinary Shares of €0.01 each

500,000,000

5,000

 

Allotted, called-up and fully paid up shares

Number

€000

Ordinary Shares of €0.01 each

210,541,102

2,105

 

Share issuances

On 26 November 2013, Mincon Group plc was admitted to trading on the Enterprise Securities Market (ESM) of the Euronext Dublin and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.

 

 

 

21.  Share capital and reserves (continued)

 

Voting rights

The holders of Ordinary Shares have the right to receive notice of and attend and vote at all general meetings of the Company and they are entitled, on a poll or a show of hands, to one vote for every Ordinary Share they hold. Votes at general meetings may be given either personally or by proxy. Subject to the Companies Act and any special rights or restrictions as to voting attached to any shares, on a show of hands every member who (being an individual) is present in person and every proxy and every member (being a corporation) who is present by a representative duly authorised, shall have one vote, so, however, that no individual shall have more than one vote for every share carrying voting rights and on a poll every member present in person or by proxy shall have one vote for every share of which he is the holder.

 

Dividends

In September 2018, Mincon Group plc paid an interim dividend for 2018 of €0.0105 (1.05 cent) per ordinary share. In June 2018, Mincon Group plc paid a final dividend for 2017 of €0.0105 (1.05 cent) per ordinary share. In September 2017, Mincon Group plc paid an interim dividend for 2017 of €0.01 (1 cent) per ordinary share. The directors are recommending a final dividend of €0.0105 (1.05 cent) per ordinary share for 2018 which will be subject to approval at the company's AGM in April 2019.

 

Share premium and other reserve

As part of a Group reorganisation the Company, Mincon Group plc, became the ultimate parent entity of the Group. On 30 August 2013, the Company acquired 100% of the issued share capital in Smithstown Holdings and acquired (directly or indirectly) the shareholdings previously held by Smithstown Holdings in each of its subsidiaries. 

 

Restricted equity reserve

Restricted equity reserve arises on the acquisition of the Driconeq Group. It is untaxed reserves within the Driconeq Swedish companies. The appropriation arises on allocating 78% of the untaxed reserves to equity and 22% to deferred taxes in the Driconeq Swedish companies balance sheets.

 

 

22.  Earnings per share

 

Basic earnings per share (EPS) is computed by dividing the profit for the period available to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of Ordinary Shares outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share is computed by dividing the profit for the period by the weighted average number of Ordinary Shares outstanding and, when dilutive, adjusted for the effect of all potentially dilutive shares. The following table sets forth the computation for basic and diluted net profit per share for the years ended 31 December:

 

 

2018

2017

Numerator (amounts in €'000):

 

 

Profit attributable to owners of the Parent

13,573

10,092

Denominator (Number):

Basic shares outstanding

Restricted shares awards

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

210,541,102

210,541,102

2,469,176

1,653,845

213,010,278

212,194,947

Earnings per Ordinary Share

 

 

Basic earnings per share, €

Diluted earnings per share, €

6.45c

6.37c

4.79c

4.76c

 

 

 

 

23.  Share based payment

 

During the year ended 31 December 2018, the Remuneration Committee made a grant of approximately 883,331 Restricted Share Awards (RSAs) to members of the senior management team. The vesting conditions of the scheme state that the minimum growth in EPS shall be CPI plus 5% per annum, compounded annually, over the relevant three accounting years up to the share award of 100% of the participants basic salary. Where awards have been granted to a participant in excess of 100% of their basic salary, the performance condition for the element that is in excess of 100% of basic salary is that the minimum growth in EPS shall be CPI plus 10% per annum, compounded annually, over the three accounting years.

 

 

Reconciliation of outstanding share options

Number of Options in thousands

Outstanding on 1 January 2018

1,654

Forfeited during the year

(60)

Exercised during the year

-

Granted during the year

883

Outstanding at 31 December 2018

2,469

 

 

 

During 2018 members of the senior management team departed the company and the award of 68,000 Restricted Share Awards (RSAs) that were granted during 2016 have now been cancelled.

 

 

               Key management

               Senior management

Measurement of fair values

2018

2017

2018

2017

Fair value at grant date

€1.24

€1.04

€1.28

€1.04

Share price at grant date

€1.28

€1.04

€1.27

€1.04

 

 

24.  Financial risk management

 

The Group is exposed to various financial risks arising in the normal course of business. Its financial risk exposures are predominantly related to changes in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates, as well as the creditworthiness of our counterparties.

 

The Company's board of directors has overall responsibility for the establishment and oversight of the Group's risk management framework. The board of directors has established the risk management committee, which is responsible for developing and monitoring the Group's risk management policies. The committee reports regularly to the board of directors on its activities.

 

The Group's risk management policies are established to identify and analyse the risks faced by the Group, to set appropriate risk limits and controls and to monitor risks and adherence to limits. Risk management policies and systems are reviewed regularly to reflect changes in market conditions and the Group's activities. The Group, through its training and management standards and procedures, aims to maintain a disciplined and constructive control environment in which all employees understand their roles and obligations.

 

The Group audit committee oversees how management monitors compliance with the Group's risk management policies and procedures, and reviews the adequacy of the risk management framework in relation to the risks faced by the Group.

 

 

 

24.  Financial risk management (continued)

 

a) Liquidity and capital

The Group defines liquid resources as the total of its cash, cash equivalents and short term deposits. Capital is defined as the Group's shareholders' equity and borrowings.

 

The Group's objectives when managing its liquid resources are:

•           To maintain adequate liquid resources to fund its ongoing operations and safeguard its ability to continue as a going concern, so that it can continue to create value for investors;

•           To have available the necessary financial resources to allow it to invest in areas that may create value for shareholders; and

•           To maintain sufficient financial resources to mitigate against risks and unforeseen events.

 

Liquid and capital resources are monitored on the basis of the total amount of such resources available and the Group's anticipated requirements for the foreseeable future. The Group's liquid resources and shareholders' equity at 31 December 2018 and 31 December 2017 were as follows:

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Cash and cash equivalents

8,042

28,215

Loans and borrowings

7,196

2,073

Shareholders' equity

115,705

107,361

 

The Group frequently assess its liquidity requirements, together with this requirement and the rate return of long term euro deposits, the Group has decided to keep all cash readily available that is accessible within a month or less. Cash at bank earns interest at floating rates based on daily bank deposits. The fair value of cash and cash equivalents equals the carrying amount.

 

Cash and cash equivalents are held by major Irish, European, United States and Australian institutions with credit rating of A3 or better. The Company deposits cash with individual institutions to avoid concentration of risk with any one counterparty. The Group has also engaged the services of a depository to ensure the security of the cash assets.

 

Risk of counterparty default arising on cash and cash equivalents and derivative financial instruments is controlled by dealing with high-quality institutions and by policy, limiting the amount of credit exposure to any one bank or institution.

 

The Group is also exposed to credit risk on its liquid resources (cash), of which the euro equivalent of €1.6m was held in Swedish krona (SEK 17 million) and the euro equivalent of €1.2m was held in South African rand (ZAR 19  million). The Directors actively monitor the credit risk associated with this exposure.

 

At year-end, the Group's total cash and cash equivalents were held in the following jurisdictions:

 

31 December

31 December

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Ireland

1,068

17,148

Americas

1,558

2,087

Australasia

266

3,407

Europe, Middle East, Africa

5,150

5,573

Total cash, cash equivalents and short term deposits

8,042

28,215

 

There are currently no restrictions that would have a material adverse impact on the Group in relation to the intercompany transfer of cash held by its foreign subsidiaries. The Group continually evaluates its liquidity requirements, capital needs and availability of resources in view of, among other things, alternative uses of capital, the cost of debt and equity capital and estimated future operating cash flow.

 

 

 

24.  Financial risk management (continued)

 

a) Liquidity and capital (continued)

 

In the normal course of business, the Group may investigate, evaluate, discuss and engage in future company or product acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments and other business opportunities. In the event of any future acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments or other business opportunities, the Group may consider using available cash or raising additional capital, including the issuance of additional debt. The maturity of the contractual undiscounted cash flows (including estimated future interest payments on debt) of the Group's financial liabilities were as follows:

 

  

Total

 

 

 

 

  

Fair Value of

Less than

 

 

More than

  

Cash Flows

1 Year

1-3 Years

3-5 Years

5 Years

  

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

At 31 December 2017:

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred contingent consideration

6,931

1,444

5,487

-

-

Loans and borrowings

2,192

481

751

383

577

Finance leases  

258

182

76

-

-

Trade and other payables  

7,721

7,721

-

-

-

Accrued and other financial liabilities

4,403

4,403

-

-

-

Total at 31 December 2017

21,505

14,231

6,314

383

577

At 31 December 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred contingent consideration

5,470

1,596

3,874

-

-

Loans and borrowings

4,677

2,246

479

416

1,536

Finance leases 

2,630

655

1,025

950

-

Trade and other payables 

12,027

12,027

-

-

-

Accrued and other financial liabilities

6,996

6,996

-

-

-

Total at 31 December 2018

31,800

23,520

5,378

1,366

1,536

 

 

b) Foreign currency risk

The Group is a multinational business operating in a number of countries and the euro is the presentation currency. The Group, however, does have revenues, costs, assets and liabilities denominated in currencies other than euro. Transactions in foreign currencies are recorded at the exchange rate prevailing at the date of the transaction. The resulting monetary assets and liabilities are translated into the appropriate functional currency at exchange rates prevailing at the reporting date and the resulting gains and losses are recognised in the income statement. The Group manages some of its transaction exposure by matching cash inflows and outflows of the same currencies. The Group does not engage in hedging transactions and therefore any movements in the primary transactional currencies will impact profitability. The Group continues to monitor appropriateness of this policy.

 

The Group's global operations create a translation exposure on the Group's net assets since the financial statements of entities with non-euro functional currencies are translated to euro when preparing the consolidated financial statements. The Group does not use derivative instruments to hedge these net investments.

 

The principal foreign currency risks to which the Group is exposed relate to movements in the exchange rate of the euro against US dollar, South African rand, Australian dollar, Swedish krona and Canadian dollar.

 

The Group has material subsidiaries with a functional currency other than the euro, such as US dollar, Australian dollar, South African rand, Canadian dollar, British pound and Swedish krona.

 

 

 

24.  Financial risk management (continued)

 

b) Foreign currency risk (continued)

 

The Group's worldwide presence creates currency volatility when compared year on year. In 2018, there were negative movements in all of Mincon's non-euro operational currencies, except for USD. Continued interest rate increases and strong economic growth in the USA are a key driver for increases in the USD. Conversely low interest rates and economic growth challenges in other economies in which Mincon operates has helped create negative currency movements. In particular we note the following:

·      The Swedish Krona decreased by 4% against the closing 2017 Euro rate (2017 increase of 3% against 2016). As Mincon has increased its holdings in Swedish Krona in 2018 through the acquisition of Driconeq, the negative currency movement of  the Swedish Krona against the Euro has contributed significantly to the FX movement.

·      The South African Rand has decreased 11% against the closing 2017 Euro rated (2017 increase of 3% against 2016).

·      Other negative currencies movements, which had a material impact on Mincon's holdings were the Canadian Dollar and the Australian Dollar.

 

In 2018, 53% (2017: 44%) of Mincon's revenue €118 million (2017: €97 million) was generated in ZAR, AUD, SEK. The majority of the group's manufacturing base has a Euro, US dollar or Swedish Krona cost base. While Group management makes every effort to reduce the impact of this currency volatility, it is impossible to eliminate or significantly reduce given the fact that the highest grades of our key raw materials are either not available or not denominated in these markets and currencies. Additionally, the ability to increase prices for our products in these jurisdictions is limited by the current market factors.

 

 

2018

2017

Euro exchange rates

Closing

Average

Closing

Average

US Dollar

1.14

1.18

1.20

1.13

Australian Dollar

1.62

1.58

1.53

1.47

Great British Pound

0.90

0.88

0.89

0.88

South African Rand

16.46

15.60

14.80

15.02

Swedish Krona

10.21

10.25

9.83

9.63

 

The table below shows the Group's net monetary asset/(liability) exposure. Such exposure comprises the monetary assets and monetary liabilities that are not denominated in the functional currency of the operating unit involved. These exposures were as follows:

 

b) Foreign currency risk (continued)

 

Net Foreign Currency

 

 

 

2018

2017

Monetary Assets/(Liabilities)

€'000

€'000

Euro

(1,877)

(2,625)

US Dollar

25,313

15,069

Australian Dollar

6,384

2,172

South African Rand

10,867

11,227

Other

(2,974)

1,445

Total

37,713

27,288

 

 

 

24.  Financial risk management (continued)

 

c) Credit risk

 

Credit risk is the risk that the possibility that the Group's customers may experience financial difficulty and be unable to meet their obligations.  The Group monitors its collection experience on a monthly basis and ensures that a stringent policy is adopted to provide for all past due amounts. The majority of the Group's customers are third party distributors and end users of drilling tools and equipment.

 

Expected credit loss assessment

The Group allocates each exposure to a credit risk grade based on data that is determined to be predictive of the risk of loss and applying experienced credit judgement. Credit risk grades are defined using quantitative factors that are indicative of the risk of default and are aligned to past experiences. Loss rates are based on accrual credit loss experience over the past five years.

 

The maximum exposure to credit risk for trade and other receivables at 31 December 2018 and 31 December 2017 by geographic region was as follows:

 

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Ireland

122

62

Americas

5,154

3,325

Australasia

4,772

3,648

Europe, Middle East, Africa

10,663

10,525

Total amounts owed

20,711

17,560

 

The Group is also exposed to credit risk on its liquid resources (cash), of which the euro equivalent of €1.6m was held in Swedish krona (SEK 17 million) and the euro equivalent of €1.2m was held in South African rand (ZAR 19  million). The Directors actively monitor the credit risk associated with this exposure, cash and cash equivalents are held by major Irish, European, United States and Australian institutions with credit rating of A3 or better.

 

d) Interest rate risk

 

Interest Rate Risk on financial liabilities

Movements in interest rates had no significant impact on our financial liabilities or finance cost recognised in either 2017 or 2018.

 

Interest Rate Risk on cash and cash equivalents

Our exposure to interest rate risk on cash and cash equivalents is actively monitored and managed, the rate risk on cash and cash equivalents is not considered material to the Group.

 

e) Fair values

 

Fair value is the amount at which a financial instrument could be exchanged in an arms-length transaction between informed and willing parties, other than in a forced or liquidation sale. The contractual amounts payable less impairment provision of trade receivables, trade payables and other accrued liabilities approximate to their fair values. Under IFRS 7, the disclosure of fair values is not required when the carrying amount is the reasonable approximation of fair value.

 

There are no material differences between the carrying amounts and fair value of our financial liabilities as at 31 December 2017 or 2018.

 

Financial instruments carried at fair value

The deferred contingent consideration payable represents management's best estimate of the fair value of the amounts that will be payable, discounted as appropriate using a market interest rate. The fair value was estimated by assigning probabilities, based on management's current expectations, to the potential pay-out scenarios.

 

 

 

24.  Financial risk management (continued)

 

e) Fair values (continued)

 

Movements in the year in respect of Level 3 financial instruments carried at fair value

The movements in respect of the financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value in the year to 31 December 2018 are as follows:

 

Deferred contingent consideration

 

€'000

Balance at 1 January 2018

6,931

Arising on acquisition

-

Cash payment

(1,445)

Settlement gain

-

Foreign currency translation adjustment

(3)

Other

(13)

Balance at 31 December 2018

5,470

 

 

 

25.  Subsidiary undertakings

 

At 31 December 2018, the Group had the following subsidiary undertakings:

 

 

Company

Group

Share %    

Registered Office &

Country of Incorporation

Mincon International Limited

100%

Smithstown, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Manufacturer of rock drilling equipment

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Rockdrills USA Inc.

100%*

107 Industrial Park, Benton, IL 62812, USA

Manufacturer of rock drilling equipment

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Rockdrills PTY Ltd

100%

8 Fargo Way, Welshpool, WA 6106, Australia

Manufacturer of rock drilling equipment

 

 

 

 

 

1676427 Ontario Inc. (Operating as Rotacan)

100%

400B Kirkpatrick Street, North Bay,

Ontario, P1B 8G5, Canada

Manufacturer of rock drilling equipment

 

 

 

 

Mincon Carbide Ltd

100%

Windsor St, Sheffield S4 7WB, United Kingdom

Manufacturer of tungsten carbide

 

 

 

 

 

Viqing Drilling Equipment AB

100%*

Svarvarevagen 1, SE-686 33 Sunne, Sweden

Manufacturer of drill pipe equipment

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Inc.

100%

603 Centre Avenue, N.W. Roanoke, VA 24016, USA

Sales company

 

 

 

 

Premier Drilling Equipment SA (Pty) Ltd

100%

P.O. Box 30094, Kyalami, 1684, Gauteng, South Africa

Manufacturer of rock drilling equipment

 

 

 

 

Mincon Sweden AB

100%

Industrivagen 2-4, 61202 Finspang, Sweden

Sales company

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Nordic OY

100%

Hulikanmutka 6, 37570 Lempäälä, Finland

Sales company

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Holdings Southern Africa (Pty)

100%

1 Northlake, Jetpark 1469, Gauteng, South Africa

Sales company

 

 

 

 

 

ABC Products (Rocky) Pty Ltd

95%

2/57 Alexandra Street, North Rockhampton, Queensland, 4701 Australia

Sales company

 

 

 

 

Mincon West Africa SARL

80%

Villa TF 4635 GRD, Almadies, Dakar B.P. 45534, Senegal

Dormant company

 

 

 

 

Mincon West Africa SL

80%

Calle Adolfo Alonso Fernández, s/n, Parcela P-16, Planta 2, Oficina 23, Zona Franca de Gran Canaria, Puerto de la Luz, Código Postal 35008, Las Palmas de Gran Canari

 

Sales company

 

 

 

 

Mincon Poland

100%

ul.Mickiewicza 32, 32-050 Skawina, Poland

Dormant company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25.  Subsidiary undertakings (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

Company

Group

Share %    

Registered Office &

Country of Incorporation

 

 

 

Mincon Rockdrills Ghana Limited

80%

P.O. Box CT5105, Accra,

Ghana

Dormant company

 

 

 

 

Mincon S.A.C.

100%

Calle La Arboleda 151, Dpto 201, La Planicie, La Molina, Peru

Sales company

 

 

 

 

Ozmine International Pty Limited

100%

Gidgegannup, WA 6083, Australia

Sales company

 

 

 

 

Mincon Chile

100%

Av. La Dehesa #1201, Torre Norte, Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile

Sales company

 

 

 

 

Mincon Tanzania

100%

Plot 1/3 Nyakato Road,

Mwanza, Tanzania

Sales company

 

 

 

 

Mincon Namibia Pty Ltd

100%

Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, Namibia

Sales company

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Russia

100%

4,4 Lesnoy In,125047  Moscow, Russia

Sales Company

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon International UK Ltd

100%

Windsor St, Sheffield S4 7WB, United Kingdom

Sales company

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Mining Equipment Inc

100%*

19789-92a Avenue, Langley, British Columbia V1M3B3, Canada

Sales company

 

 

 

 

Pirkanmaan Poraveikot OY PPV

100%*

Hulikanmutka 6, 37570 Lempäälä, Finland

Engineering company

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Exports USA Inc.

100%

603 Centre Ave, Roanoke VA 24016, USA

Group finance company

 

 

 

 

Mincon International Shannon

100%*

Smithstown, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Dormant company

 

 

 

 

 

Smithstown Holdings

100%

Smithstown, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Holding company

 

 

 

Mincon Canada Drilling Products Inc.

 

100%

 

Suite 1800-355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 268, Canada

Holding company

 

 

 

 

Lotusglade Limited

100%*

Smithstown, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

Floralglade Company

100%

Smithstown, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

25.  Subsidiary undertakings (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

Company

Group

Share %    

Registered Office &

Country of Incorporation

 

 

 

Castle Heat Treatment Limited

100%*

Smithstown, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Microcare Limited

100%*

Smithstown, Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

Cebeko Elast AB

100%*

Svarvarevagen 1, SE-686 33 Sunne, Sweden

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

Gunnarsby Fastighets AB

100%*

Svarvarevagen 1, SE-686 33 Sunne, Sweden

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

Driconeq AB

100%

Svetsarevägen 4, 686 33, Sunne, Sweden

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

Driconeq Production AB

100%

Svetsarevägen 4, 686 33, Sunne, Sweden

Manufacturing facility

 

 

 

 

 

Driconeq fastighet AB

100%

Svetsarevägen 4, 686 33, Sunne, Sweden

Property holding company

 

 

 

 

 

Härdtekno i Kristinehamn AB

100%

Hantverkaregatan 6, 681 42 Kristinehamn, Sweden.

Manufacturing facility

 

 

 

 

 

Driconeq Do Brasil

100%

Rua Dr. Ramiro De Araujo Filho, 348, Jundai, SP, Brasil

Sales company

 

 

 

 

 

Driconeq Africa Ltd

100%

Cnr of Harriet and James Bright Avenue, Driehoek. Germiston 1400

Manufacturing facility

 

 

 

 

 

Driconeq Australia Holdings Pty Ltd

100%

47 Greenwich Parade, AU-6031 Neerabup, WA, Australia

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

Driconeq Australia Pty Ltd

100%

47 Greenwich Parade, AU-6031 Neerabup, WA, Australia

Manufacturing facility

 

 

 

 

 

Mincon Drill String AB (former Goldcup)

100%

Svetsarevägen 4, 686 33, Sunne, Sweden

Holding company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Indirectly held shareholding

 

 

26.  Leases

 

Operating leases

The Group leases certain of its facilities and equipment under non-cancellable operating lease agreements. The leases typically run for a period of less than 5 years, with an option to renew the lease after that date. Lease payments are renegotiated at intervals specific to each contract to reflect market rentals.

 

At 31 December 2018, the future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable leases were payable as follows:

 

 

31 December

31 December

 

2018

2017

Future minimum lease payments

€'000

€'000

Less than one year

874

892

Between one and five years

1,405

1,451

Total

2,279

2,343

       

 

 

 

31 December

31 December

 

2018

2017

Amounts recognised in the income statement

€'000

€'000

Lease expense

906

920

Total

906

920

       

 

Finance leases

At 31 December 2018, the net book value of assets acquired under finance leases was €2.2 million (2017: €0.8 million), which included €0.1 million (2017: €0.5 million) of accumulated depreciation.

 

 

27.  Commitments

 

The following capital commitments for the purchase of property, plant and equipment had been authorised by the directors at 31 December:

 

 

31 December

31 December

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Contracted for

3,553

6,258

Not-contracted for

185

718

Total

3,738

6,976

       

 

 

28.  Litigation

 

The Group is not involved in legal proceedings that could have a material adverse effect on its results or financial position.

 

 

 

 

29.  Related parties

 

As at 31 December 2018, the share capital of Mincon Group plc was 56.84% owned by Kingbell Company which is ultimately controlled by Patrick Purcell and members of the Purcell family. Patrick Purcell is also a director and Chairman of the Company. In September 2018, the Group paid an interim dividend of €0.0105 (1.05 cent) to all shareholders on the register at 31 August 2018, of this dividend payment Kingbell Company was paid €1,256,551.

 

In September 2018, the Group paid an interim dividend for 2018 of €0.0105 to all shareholders. The total dividend paid to Kingbell Company was €1,256,551 (September 2017: €1,196,712).

 

In June 2018, the Group paid a final dividend for 2017 of €0.0105 to all shareholders. The total dividend paid to Kingbell Company €1,256,551.

 

The Group has a related party relationship with its subsidiary and its joint venture undertakings (see note 25) for a list of these undertakings), directors and officers. All transactions with subsidiaries eliminate on consolidation and are not disclosed.

 

Transactions with Directors

The Group is owed €Nil from directors and shareholders at 31 December 2018 and 2017. The Group has amounts owing to directors of €Nil as at 31 December 2018 and 2017.

 

Key management compensation

The profit before tax from continuing operations has been arrived at after charging the following key management compensation:

 

2018

2017

 

€'000

€'000

Short term employee benefits  

1,686

1,283

Share based payment charged in the year

600

242

Bonus and other emoluments

188

-

Post-employment contributions  

109

90

Social security costs

164

104

Total

2,747

1,719

 

The key management compensation amounts disclosed above represent compensation to those people having the authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the Group, which comprises the Board of Directors and executive management (ten in total at year end). Amounts included above are time weighted for the period of the individuals employment.

 

 

30.  Events after the reporting date

 

The Board of Mincon Group plc is recommending the payment of a final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2018 in the amount of €0.0105 (1.05 cent) per ordinary share, which will be subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting of the Company in April 2019. This final dividend, when added to the interim dividend of 1.05 cent paid in September 2018, makes a total distribution for the year of 2.10 cent per share. Subject to Shareholder approval at the Company's annual general meeting, the final dividend will be paid on 21 June 2019 to Shareholders on the register at the close of business on 24 May 2019.

 

Acquisitions of the Pacific Bit of Canada

 

On the 26th February 2019, the Group completed the acquisition of Pacific Bit of Canada Inc., a reseller of drilling consumables for a consideration of CA$2.8 million. The goodwill arising on acquisition at the 1 January 2019 is circa €0.9 million, with expected 2019 revenue of between CA$5.8 million and CA$6.5 million, and profit after tax of between CA$260,000 and CA$289,000 in 2019.

 

 

31.  Approval of financial statements

 

The Board of Directors approved the consolidated financial statements on 18 March 2019.


This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.
 
END
 
 
FR EAADPFSENEAF
Close


London Stock Exchange plc is not responsible for and does not check content on this Website. Website users are responsible for checking content. Any news item (including any prospectus) which is addressed solely to the persons and countries specified therein should not be relied upon other than by such persons and/or outside the specified countries. Terms and conditions, including restrictions on use and distribution apply.

 


Final Results - RNS