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Norman Broadbent PLC   -  NBB   

Interim Results

Released 07:00 28-Sep-2018

RNS Number : 2366C
Norman Broadbent PLC
28 September 2018
 

 

Norman Broadbent plc

("Norman Broadbent" "NBB"  "the Company" or "the Group")

Interim Results

 

The board (the "Board") of Norman Broadbent plc, is pleased to announce the Groups unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.

 

Highlights

 

·      Significant progress towards a return to profitability

·      Group revenue increased by £1.37m (+42%) to £4.7m

·      Net Fee Income ("NFI") increased by £0.7m (+27%) to £3.3m

·      Loss after tax reduced by £0.4m (-61%) to a H1 2018 loss of £0.3m

·      Interim Management NFI increased by £464,000 (+139%) to £799,000

·      H1 2018 Group operating performance (loss of £0.2m) a significant improvement on preceding period (H2 2017 loss of £1m)

·      Successfully relocated to new Central London offices generating projected annual savings of £0.3m

·      H1 2018 Group performance slightly ahead of Board expectations

 

Mike Brennan, CEO of Norman Broadbent, said:

 

"As Phase Two of our transformation maintains momentum, we are increasingly and consistently delivering high quality innovative solutions for clients, often combining a number of our different service lines.

 

From an NFI perspective, we have created a more balanced Group combining recurring annuity revenue, with a range of consulting, research-related and high-quality fully-retained Talent Acquisition fees.     

 

Having posted a loss of £1m in H2 2017, I am pleased with the significant improvement in H1 2018, reducing the loss to £0.3m.

 

With the Group delivering ahead of Board expectations in the first half, I would like to thank my colleagues for their hard work, innovation and commitment, our clients for placing their continued trust in us, and our supportive shareholders".   

 

For further information please contact:

 

Norman Broadbent plc

Mike Brennan/Will Gerrand

 

020 7484 0000

WH Ireland Limited

Adrian Hadden/ Jessica Cave

020 7220 1666

 

About Norman Broadbent plc:

 

Norman Broadbent plc (AIM: NBB) is a leading Professional Services firm focusing on Talent Acquisition & Advisory Services. Since its formation nearly 40 years ago, NBB has developed a portfolio of complementary service centered on Board & Leadership/Executive Search, Senior Interim Management, Research & Insight, Leadership Consulting & Assessment, and executive level Recruitment Solutions. Unusually, NBB is one of the few businesses of its type offering clients an integrated Executive Search and Interim Management offering.  This innovative approach gives clients access to business critical executive-level Talent, meeting both short and longer-term needs.

 

CEO Review:

 

The Group, in the six months to 30 June 2018 incurred an operating loss of £234,000 (2017: loss £667,000) on turnover of £4,667,000 (2017: £3,292,000). This improved performance represents a 65% reduction compared with H1 2017. In addition the Group has reduced the operating loss from the preceding period (six months ended 31 December 2017) by £659,000 or 74%.

 

The results for the previous two six month periods demonstrate the positive and ongoing impact of the transformational changes being made across the Group.

 

The results evidence how we are creating a more balanced Group made up of complementary high-quality and recurring annuity revenue streams.

 

Whilst our established Search business (which currently incorporates our growing Research & Insight revenues) contributed 54% of NFI, our Interim, Solutions, Insight, and Consulting brands are increasing their percentage share of Group NFI.  As they grow, even greater balance will be created across the Group. 

 

Our diverse portfolio of services continues to gain traction in the market as clients increasingly utilise our more integrated, progressive and sophisticated offerings in addition to our proven 'Search' service.

 

We are on track to strategically scale the business with further high quality additions to the teams. As our transformation progresses, we will maintain our focus on innovation, client-service, enhancing our established brand, the continued growth of high-quality recurring revenues, and ultimately a return to profitability.

 

Board Updates

 

Having served as Non-Executive Chairman since 2016, Frank Carter is stepping down to pursue other interests. On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Frank for his help and insight as we transformed the Company into a more balanced, integrated and innovative Professional Services business. Our Search for a successor is already underway and we will announce the new appointment in due course. 

 

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona McAnena as a Non-Executive Director. Fiona, 54, will join the Board with immediate effect. She will serve alongside long-standing NED, Brian Stephens.

 

Fiona has a background in strategic marketing and brand consultancy. She is a business adviser and NED with broad expertise in creating and executing consumer and customer led strategies for growth and commercial impact. She has continuous and diverse experience as an NED over twenty years, having sat on committees such as finance, audit and risk, and nominations across three boards. With executive experience in major corporates such as PepsiCo (Vice President, Innovation), WPP (Group Development Director, Kantar Insight & Consulting and CEO of MEC UK), and BUPA (Global Brand Director) she brings a customer and consumer lens to business questions.

 

As we seek to further enhance our brands, and refine our messaging into the markets, Fiona's experience will be a great asset to the Group.

 

Further disclosures as required under Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules are set out below.

 

Present Directorships/Partnerships

Previous Directorships/Partnerships

Clearhound

Stagecoach Performing Arts

British Rowing

PK Food concepts Ltd

City West Homes

 

Meadway (Esher) Residents' Association

 

CS Healthcare

 

 

Summarised Financial Results:

 

The table below summarises the results for the Group.

 

 

Six months to 30 June

2018

Six months to 30 June

2017

Year ended

31 Dec

2017

 

£000's

£000's

£000's

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

4,667

3,292

6,523

Cost of sale

(1,377)

(696)

(1,484)

 

 

 

 

Gross profit / Net Fee Income

3,290

2,596

5,039

Operating expenses

(3,524)

(3,263)

(6,599)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group operating loss

(234)

(667)

(1,560)

 

 

 

 

Net finance cost

(31)

(12)

(42)

 

 

 

 

Loss before tax

(265)

(679)

(1,602)

Income tax

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

Loss after tax

(265)

(679)

(1,602)

 

 

Norman Broadbent Executive Search ("NBES")

 

NBES continued to recover momentum after the significant restructure of the last 12 months. Net Fee Income for H1 2018 was £1,775,000, an increase of £356,000 from H1 2017 (+25%), and up £199,000 (+13%) from H2 2017. NBES made a small loss of £18,000 for H1 2018 compared with a loss of £566,000 in H1 2017.

 

Research & Insight ("R&I")

 

NBES revenues above include those generated by our R&I team where we continue to invest.  The R&I team not only serves our own internal requirements, but also provides complementary services to our other businesses, and increasingly to external clients who buy stand-alone Research & Insight services.   

 

Norman Broadbent Interim Management ("NBIM")

 

NBIM was re-launched at the end of 2016 and continues to grow. Net Fee Income for H1 2018 was £799,000, an increase of £464,000 from H1 2017 (+139%), and up £423,000 (+113%) from H2 2017. NBIM has reported a profit of £118,000 for H1 2018 compared to a loss of £113,000 in H1 2017. NBIM made a loss of £124,000 in H2 2017.

 

NB Solutions ("NBS")

 

NBS Net Fee Income for H1 2018 was £618,000, an increase of £245,000 from H1 2017 (+66%), and up £174,000 (+39%) from H2 2017. NBS posted a Profit Before Tax of £66,000 compared with a loss of £62,000 in H1 2017.

 

Norman Broadbent Leadership Consulting ("NBLC") 

 

NBLC was not able to replicate the success of H1 2017, declining from a profit before tax of £365,000 in H1 2017 to a loss of £44,000 in H1 2018 (NBLC made a loss of £71,000 in H2 17). This reflected a pause in the assessment and development programmes of some of our larger customers.

 

Financial Position

 

Equity shareholders' funds were £1,765,000 as at 30 June 2018 (£2,049,000 at 31 December 2017), with net current liabilities of (£39,000) (net current assets £316,000 at 31 December 2017). Cash and cash equivalents at 30 June 2018 amounted to £260,000 (£678,000 at 31 December 2017).

 

Net cash outflow from operations was £255,000 (£2,079,000 at 31 December 2017) and net cash inflow from financing activities amounted to £20,000 (£1,851,000 at 31 December 2017).

 

The Group continues to closely manage its costs and with trading improving, the Board looks forward to the Group becoming cash generative.

 

 

Outlook

 

The business is now well positioned and our aim is to continue building on the significant work carried out to date.

 

These are positive results for us, and evidence our progression. With the Group delivering slightly ahead of Board expectations in the first half, I would like to thank my colleagues for their hard work, innovation and commitment, our clients for placing their continued trust in us, and our supportive shareholders. 

 

Michael J. Brennan

Group Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the six month period ended 30 June 2018

 

 

 

 

Note

 

Six months ended 30 June 2018

(unaudited)

 

Six months ended 30 June 2017

(unaudited)

 

Year ended

31 December 2017

(audited)

 

 

£000

£000

£000

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

4,667

3,292

6,523

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of Sales

 

(1,377)

(696)

(1,484)

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

3,290

2,596

5,039

Operating expenses

 

(3,524)

(3,263)

(6,599)

 

 

 

 

 

Group operating profit / (loss)

 

(234)

(667)

(1,560)

 

 

 

 

 

Net finance cost

 

(31)

(12)

(42)

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on ordinary activities before income tax

 

(265)

(679)

(1,602)

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

-

-

-

 

Loss for the period

 

(265)

(679)

(1,602)

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss

 

(265)

(679)

(1,602)

 

 

 

 

 

Loss attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

(294)

(651)

(1,543)

Non-controlling interests

 

29

(28)

(59)

Loss for the period

 

(265)

(679)

(1,602)

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

(294)

(651)

(1,543)

Non-controlling interests

 

29

(28)

(59)

Total comprehensive loss for the period

 

(265)

(679)

(1,602)

 

 

 

 

 

Loss per share

4

 

 

 

 - Basic

 

(0.55p)

(1.56)p

(3.52)p

 - Diluted

 

(0.55p)

(1.56)p

(3.52)p

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted loss per share

 

 

 

 

 - Basic

 

(0.53p)

(1.53)p

(3.48)p

 - Diluted

 

(0.53p)

(1.53)p

(3.48)p

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As at 30 June 2018

 

 

Note

As at

 30 June

2018

As at

30 June

2017

As at

31 December 2017

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

(audited)

 

 

£000

 

£000

 

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

 

1,363

 

1,363

 

1,363

Property, plant and equipment

 

174

 

60

 

47

Trade and other receivables

 

168

 

201

 

195

Deferred tax

 

69

 

69

 

69

Total non-current assets

 

1,774

 

1,693

 

1,674

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

2,597

 

1,935

 

2,093

Cash and cash equivalents

 

260

 

304

 

678

Total current assets

 

2,857

 

2,239

 

2,771

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

4,631

 

3,932

 

4,445

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(1,599)

 

(1,208)

 

(1,179)

Provisions

5

(125)

 

(125)

 

(125)

Loan Note

 

(300)

 

-

 

(300)

Bank overdraft and interest bearing loans

 

(872)

 

(833)

 

(851)

Total current liabilities

 

(2,896)

 

(2,166)

 

(2,455)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net current assets

 

(39)

 

73

 

316

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

(2,896)

 

(2,166)

 

(2,455)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets less total liabilities

 

1,735

 

1,766

 

1,990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued share capital

 

6,266

 

6,143

 

6,266

Share premium account

 

13,706

 

12,685

 

13,706

Retained earnings

 

(18,207)

 

(17,034)

 

(17,923)

Equity attributable to owners of the Company

 

1,765

 

1,794

 

2,049

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests

 

(30)

 

(28)

 

(59)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity

 

1,735

 

1,766

 

1,990

               

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

For the six month period ended 30 June 2018

 

Attributable to owners of the Company

 

 

CONSOLIDATED GROUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Capital

Share Premium

Retained Earnings

Total Equity

Non-controlling interests

Total Equity

 

 

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2017

6,143

12,685

(16,394)

2,434

-

2,434

 

Loss for the period

-

-

(651)

(651)

(28)

(679)

 

Adjustment for discontinued operation

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Total other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(651)

(651)

(28)

(679)

 

Transactions with owners of the Company, recognised directly in equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of ordinary shares

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Credit to equity for share based payments

-

-

11

11

-

11

 

Total transactions with owners of the Company, recognised directly in equity

 

-

-

11

11

-

11

 

Balance at 30 June 2017

6,143

12,685

(17,034)

1,794

(28)

1,766

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 July 2017

6,143

12,685

(17,034)

1,794

(28)

1,766

 

Loss for the period

-

-

(892)

(892)

(31)

(923)

 

Total other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(892)

(892)

(31)

(923)

 

Transactions with owners of the Company,     recognised directly in equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of ordinary shares

123

1,021

-

1,144

-

1,144

 

Credit to equity for share based payments

-

-

3

3

-

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total transactions with owners of the Company, recognised directly in equity

123

1,021

3

1,147

-

1,147

 

Changes in ownership interest in subsidiaries

Disposal of non-controlling interests with change of control

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Total transactions with owners of the company

123

1,021

3

1,147

-

1,147

 

Balance at 31 December 2017

6,266

13,706

(17,923)

2,049

(59)

1,990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2018

6,266

13,706

(17,923)

2,049

(59)

1,990

 

Loss for the period

-

-

(294)

(294)

29

(265)

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(294)

(294)

29

(265)

 

Transactions with owners of the Company, recognised directly in equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Credit to equity for share based payments

-

-

10

10

-

10

 

Balance at 30 June 2018

6,266

13,706

(18,207)

1,765

(30)

1,735

 

                 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW

For the six month period ended 30 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

Six months ended 30 June 2018 (unaudited)

Six months ended 30 June 2017 (unaudited)

 Year ended 31 December 2017

(audited)

 

 

£000

£000

£000

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(i)

 

(255)

 

(1,024)

 

(2,079)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities and servicing of finance

 

 

 

 

Net finance cost

 

(31)

(12)

(42)

Payments to acquire tangible fixed assets

 

(152)

(11)

(16)

Disposal of discontinued operation, net of cash disposed of

6

-

-

-

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(183)

 

(23)

 

(58)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Repayment of borrowings

 

-

-

300

Net cash inflows from equity placing

 

-

-

1,144

Increase in invoice discounting

 

20

388

407

 

Net cash from financing activities

 

 

20

 

388

 

1,851

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(418)

(659)

(286)

Net cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

678

963

963

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash balances held in foreign currencies

 

-

 

-

 

1

 

 

Net cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

260

 

304

 

678

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of net funds

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

260

304

678

Borrowings due within one year

 

(1,171)

(832)

(1,151)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net funds

 

 

(911)

 

(528)

 

(473)

 

 

 

 

 

Note (i)

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of operating profit to net cash from operating activities

 

Six months ended 30 June 2018 (unaudited)

Six months ended 30 June 2017 (unaudited)

     Year ended 31 December 2017

(audited)

 

Operating loss from continued operations

 

 

(234)

 

(667)

 

(1,560)

Depreciation/ impairment of property, plant and equipment

 

23

19

37

Share based payment charge

 

10

11

14

Increase in trade and other receivables

 

(477)

(555)

(707)

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

 

423

168

137

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

 

 

(255)

 

(1,024)

 

(2,079)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1.         ACCOUNTING POLICIES

1.1       Basis of preparation

The financial information set out in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The Group's statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017, prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those statements was unqualified.

 

The interim financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2018, has been prepared in accordance with the AIM Rules for Companies. The Group has not elected to apply IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting'. The principal accounting policies used in preparing the interim results are those the Group expects to apply in its financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2018 and are unchanged from those disclosed in the Group's Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2017. The interim financial statements have not been audited.

 

1.2       Basis of consolidation and business combinations

Group financial statements consolidate those of the Company and of the following subsidiary undertakings:

Principal Group investments:

 

Country of incorporation or registration and operation

 

 

 

Principal activities

 

Description and proportion of shares held by the Company

 

 

 

 

 

Norman Broadbent Executive Search Ltd

 

 

England and Wales

Executive Search

100 per cent ordinary shares

Norman Broadbent Overseas Ltd

 

England and Wales

Executive Search

100 per cent ordinary shares

Norman Broadbent Leadership Consulting Ltd

 

 

England and Wales

Assessment, coaching and Talent Mgmt.

 

100 per cent ordinary shares

Norman Broadbent Solutions Ltd

 

 

England and Wales

Mezzanine Level Search

100 per cent ordinary shares

Norman Broadbent Interim Management Ltd

 

England and Wales

Interim Management  

75 per cent ordinary shares

Norman Broadbent (Ireland) Ltd *

 

Republic of Ireland

Dormant

100 per cent ordinary shares

Bancomm Ltd

 

England and Wales

Dormant

100 per cent ordinary shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

* 100 per cent of the issued share capital of this company is owned by Norman Broadbent Overseas Ltd.

 

 

2.         copies of the unaudited interim report

 

Copies of this report are available on request from the Company's registered office at 10th Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London, SW1E 5BH and are also available on the Company's website at www.normanbroadbent.com.

 

3.         SEGMENTAL ANALYSIS

Management has determined the operating segments based on the reports reviewed regularly by the Board for use in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. The Board considers Group operations from both a class of business and geographic perspective. 

Each class of business derives its revenues from the supply of a particular recruitment related service, from retained executive search through to executive assessment and coaching. Business segment results are reviewed primarily to operating profit level, which includes employee costs, marketing, office and accommodation costs and appropriate recharges for management time.

Group revenues are primarily driven from UK operations, however when revenue is derived from overseas business the results are presented to the Board by geographic region to identify potential areas for growth or those posing potential risks to the Group.

 

i)          Class of Business:

The analysis by class of business of the Group's turnover and profit before taxation is set out below:

 

 

 

BUSINESS SEGMENTS

Six months ended 30 June 2018

 

 

NBES

£000

 

 

NBLC

£000

 

 

NBS

£000

 

 

NBIM

£000

 

Un

allocated

£000

 

 

Total

£000

 

 

Revenue

1,778

161

618

2,110

-

4,667

 

Cost of sales

(3)

(63)

-

(1,311)

-

(1,377)

 

Gross profit

1,775

98

618

799

-

 

3,290

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

(1,760)

(139)

(548)

(675)

(379)

(3,501)

 

Other operating income

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Finance costs

(11)

(3)

(3)

(6)

(8)

(31)

 

Depreciation and amort.

(22)

 

(1)

-

-

(23)

 

Profit/(Loss) before tax

(18)

(44)

66

118

(387)

(265)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS SEGMENTS

Six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

NBES

£000

 

 

NBLC

£000

 

 

NBS

£000

 

 

NBIM

£000

 

Un

allocated

£000

 

 

Total

£000

 

 

Revenue

1,430

662

393

807

-

3,292

 

Cost of sales

(11)

(193)

(20)

(472)

-

(696)

 

Gross profit

1,419

469

373

335

-

 

2,596

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

(1,963)

(102)

(432)

(444)

(303)

(3,244)

 

Other operating income

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Finance costs

(6)

(2)

(1)

(3)

-

(12)

 

Depreciation and amort.

(16)

 

(2)

(1)

-

(19)

 

Restructuring costs

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Exceptional items

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Loss on disposal of investment

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Profit/(Loss) before tax

(566)

365

(62)

(113)

(303)

(679)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS SEGMENTS

Year ended 31 December 2017

 

 

NBES

£000

 

 

NBLC

£000

 

 

NBS

£000

 

 

NBIM

£000

 

Un

allocated

£000

 

 

Total

£000

 

 

Revenue

3,061

728

842

1,892

-

6,523

 

Cost of sales

(66)

(212)

(25)

(1,181)

-

(1,484)

 

Gross profit

2,995

516

817

711

-

5,039

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

(3,954)

(215)

(824)

(942)

(627)

(6,562)

 

Other operating income

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Finance costs

(15)

(6)

(3)

(5)

(13)

(42)

 

Depreciation and amort.

(31)

(1)

(4)

(1)

-

(37)

 

Restructuring costs

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Exceptional items

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Profit on disposal of investment

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Profit/(Loss) before tax

(1,005)

294

(14)

(237)

(640)

(1,602)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

ii)         Revenue and gross profit by geography:

 

 

 

 

Revenue £'000

Gross Profit £'000

 

 

Six Months Ended

Year Ended

Six Months Ended

Year Ended

 

 

30 June

2018

30 June

2017

31 Dec

2017

30 June

2018

30 June

2017

31 Dec

2017

United Kingdom

 

4,486

3,292

6,196

3,119

2,596

4,712

Rest of the World

 

181

-

327

171

-

327

Total

 

4,667

3,292

6,523

3,290

2,596

5,039

 

 

 

4.         earnings PER ORDINARY SHARE

 

i)          Basic earnings per share:

 

This is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to equity holders of the company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period:

 

 

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2018

Six months

ended

30 June 2017

Year ended

 31 December

 2017

 

 

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/profit attributable to shareholders

 

(294,000)

(1,543,350)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares

 

53,885,570

   41,633,320

43,882,363

 

 

 

ii)             Diluted earnings per share:

 

This is calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding to assume conversion of all dilutive potential ordinary shares. The company has issued share options which are potentially dilutive. A calculation is done to determine the number of shares that could have been acquired at fair value (determined as the average annual market share price of the company's shares) based on the monetary value of the subscription rights attached to the outstanding options. The number of shares calculated as above is compared with the number of shares that would have been issued assuming the exercise of the share options.

 

 

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2018

Six months ended 30 June 2017

Year ended 31 December 2017

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/profit attributable to shareholders

 

(294,000)

(651,000)

(1,543,350)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average no. of ordinary shares

 

53,885,570

41,633,320

43,882,363

- assumed conversion of share options

 

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for diluted earnings per share

 

53,885,570

41,633,320

43,882,363

 

 

iii)        Adjusted earnings per share

 

Adjusted earnings per share has also been calculated in addition to the basic and diluted earnings per share and is based on earnings adjusted to eliminate charges for share based payments. It has been calculated to allow shareholders to gain a clearer understanding of the trading performance of the Group.

 

 

Six months ended 30 June

 2018

Six months ended 30 June 2017

Year ended 31 December 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£000

Basic    pence per share

Diluted pence per share

 

 

 

£000

Basic    pence per share

Diluted pence per share

 

 

 

£000

Basic    pence per share

Diluted pence per share

Basic earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/Profit after tax

(294)

(0.55)

(0.55)

(651)

(1.56)

(1.56)

(1,543)

(3.52)

(3.52)

Adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payment charge

10

0.02

0.02

11

0.03

0.03

14

0.04

0.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings

(284)

(0.53)

(0.53)

(640)

(1.53)

(1.53)

(1,529)

(3.48)

(3.48)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

 

 

5.            PROVISIONS

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2018

£000

Six months ended 30 June 2017

£000

Year ended 31 December 2017

£000

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

125

125

125

Provisions made during the period

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

125

125

125

Non-current

 

 

 

Current

125

125

125

 

125

125

125

 

 

The Company moved offices on the 30th of April 2018. Discussions are underway with the Landlord of St James Square to finalise the dilapidation position, The Group expects to have all negotiations concluded shortly.

 

 

6.            RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

 

 

i)          Purchase of services:

Six months ended 30 June 2018

£000

Six months ended 30 June 2017

£000

Year ended 31 December 2017

£000

 

 

 

 

Brian Stephens & Company Limited

12

12

24

 

 

 

 

Total

12

12

24

 

Brian Stephens & Company Limited invoiced the Group for the directors' fees and corporate finance services of B Stephens (£10,000) and business related travel costs of £2,000. B Stephens is a director of Brian Stephens & Company Limited.

 

All related party expenditure took place via "arms-length" transactions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii)         Period-end payables arising from the purchases of services:

Six months ended 30 June 2018

£000

Six months ended 30 June 2017

£000

Year ended 31 December 2017

£000

 

 

 

 

Brian Stephens & Company Limited

4

2

6

 

 

 

 

Total

4

2

6

 

The payables to related parties arise from purchase transactions and are due one month after date of purchase. The payables bear no interest.


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