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2019 Interim Statement

Released 07:00 15-May-2019

RNS Number : 0203Z
Titon Holdings PLC
15 May 2019
 

LEI: 213800ZHXS8G27RM1DD7

15 May 2019

Titon Holdings PLC

Unaudited interim results for the six months to 31 March 2019

Titon Holdings Plc ("Titon", the "Group" or the "Company"), a leading international manufacturer and supplier of ventilation systems and window and door hardware, today announces its Interim Results for the six months ended 31 March 2019.

 Financial Results

 

Six months ended 31 March 2019

Six months ended 31 March 2018 (restated)*

% Change

Net revenue

£14.29m               

£14.24m

-

Underlying EBITDA1

£1.35m

£1.05m

+29%

EBITDA

£1.17m

£1.05m

+12%

Underlying profit before tax1

£1.30m

£1.04m

+26%

Profit before tax                          

£1.12m

£1.04m

+8%

Underlying earnings per share1

8.69p

7.25p

+20%

Interim dividend per share

1.75p

1.75p

-

 

Financial highlights

·      Underlying EBITDA increased 29% to £1.35 million

·      Underlying profit before tax rose 26% to £1.30 million

·      Underlying earnings per share ("EPS") were 20% higher at 8.69 pence

·      Interim dividend is maintained at 1.75 pence per share

·      Net cash of £3.84 million (2018: £2.74 million)

·      Return on net assets ("RONA") 2 was 19.9% (2018: 16.3%)

 

Operational highlights

·      South Korea's profit before tax increased 21% to £0.9 million; and it remains the Group's largest income generator

·      Strong sales growth in mechanical ventilation systems in the UK and Continental Europe

·      Revenue in the US rose 55% to £0.5 million

·      The mechanical ventilation product range for the UK and Continental Europe was expanded in the period, including a new mechanical ventilation heat recovery ("MVHR") unit for larger homes

·      UK showroom and meeting area upgraded

 

Executive Chairman Keith Ritchie said: "By any yardstick, the Group's first half performance was a very good one with both underlying profit before tax and earnings rising by a fifth or more. Despite the previously announced weak housing market in Korea, group net revenue was resilient and against these headwinds our Korean business performed well".

"Titon has a diversified and growing presence in international markets, together with an established and expanding range of products. We have a strong balance sheet and a team that I am proud of. As previously announced, testing conditions continue in South Korea but I look forward to results for the Group in the second half of the year in line with market expectations".

 

 

*Prior period figures for the year to 30 September 2018 and the six months to 31 March 2018 have been restated pursuant to the announcement made by the Company on 19 March 2019, further details of which are included in note 2 of the Interim Statement.

 

For further information please contact

Titon Holdings Plc

Keith Ritchie:                                                                                                                        +44 (0) 1206 713821

Shore Capital

Dru Danford                                                                                                                          +44 (0)20 7408 4090

Edward Mansfield

Daniel Bush

 

Notes:

1 Underlying EBITDA, Operating profit, Profit before tax and EPS in the period are calculated by adding back an exceptional item of £181,000 which relates to transaction related costs in respect of a potential acquisition which did not proceed          

2 RONA is calculated by dividing Underlying profit before tax by Net Assets (including non-controlling interests, net of cash and intangibles) and expressed as an annualised figure. Asset Turn is calculated by dividing the group's net revenue by Net Assets as defined above.

 

 

Titon Holdings PLC                                                                                          

Interim results for the six months to 31 March 2019

Chairman's statement

Income Statement

In the six months to 31 March 2019, Titon's net revenue (which excludes inter-segment activity) rose 0.4%, to £14.3 million (2018: £14.2 million). The 2018 comparatives have been restated, where appropriate, due to an accounting change, which is explained below.

Gross margin improved to 29.3% (2018: 27.6%) due to the geographical mix of sales with the European and US operations providing an increased contribution in the period and an improvement in the profitability of mechanical ventilation systems in the UK and in Europe. At the same time, underlying EBITDA1 was 29% higher at £1.35 million (2018: £1.05 million), whilst underlying operating profit1 increased by 40% to £0.98 million (2018: £0.70 million) which meant that the Group's operating margin also rose to 6.9% (2018: 4.9%). The share of profits from the Group's associate, Browntech Sales Co., Ltd (BTS) in South Korea, dipped marginally to £0.31 million (2018: £0.33 million) as a result of the previously announced weaker housing market in Korea. In turn, underlying profit before tax1 was 26% higher at £1.30 million (2018: £1.04 million).

Reported profit before tax rose by 8%, to £1.12 million (2018: £1.04 million). This is stated net of £181,000 of costs relating to a potential acquisition under consideration during the period which did not proceed, and which is shown separately in the income statement.

 

Underlying earnings per share1 increased by a fifth to 8.69 pence (2018: 7.25 pence) with the apportionment of profits to minority shareholders higher at £0.22 million (2018: £0.16 million) which reflected the higher contribution from the Group's 51% owned subsidiary, Titon Korea.

An unchanged interim dividend in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2019 of 1.75 pence per share (2018: 1.75 pence) was approved by the Directors of Titon Holdings Plc on 14 May 2019. The interim dividend is payable on 21 June 2019 to shareholders on the register at 24 May 2019. The ex-dividend date is 23 May 2019.

Restatement

In an announcement on 19 March 2019, the Group explained that certain costs associated with products sold by Titon Korea in earlier accounting periods, up to and including 30 September 2018, had, in error, not been wholly taken into account in the relevant periods. This related to the incorrect accounting apportionment of costs and revenues between first and second fix installations of products manufactured by our 51% owned subsidiary Titon Korea and sold by BTS, our 49% owned associated company. We have now completed an analysis of this issue and I can confirm that the total equity attributable to equity holders of Titon as at 30 September 2018 has been reduced by £826,000 (or 5.1%) from the figure shown in the 2018 Annual Report. Subsequently, this and other comparative 2018 numbers, where they were impacted by the adjustment, have been restated. In terms of the income statement, there has also been a restatement of the results for the six months to 31 March 2018 and for the year to 30 September 2018. In the six months to 31 March 2018 revenue has been reduced by £248,000 to £14.2 million and profit before tax by £301,000 to £1.04 million. Similarly, in the fiscal year to 30 September 2018, revenue has been reduced by £172,000 to £29.8 million and profit before tax has been reduced by £209,000 to £2.77 million. See note 2 of the Interim Statement for further details.   

Balance sheet and cash flow

Net assets including non-controlling interests rose 9.9% or £1.59 million to £17.6 million (31 March 2018: £16.0 million) with net cash of £3.84 million (31 March 2018: £2.74 million, 30 September 2018: £3.42 million) which is equivalent to 21.8% of net assets (31 March 2018: 17.1%, 30 September 2018: 19.9%). Of this net cash, £1.01 million (31 March 2018: £0.04 million) is held in Titon Korea and we expect a proportion of this amount to be distributed to the Company and to minority shareholders as a dividend in the second half of the year. 

The half year saw cash generated from operations of £1.45 million (2018: outflow of £0.28 million). Of the £1.45 million, almost £1.33 million has been generated in Titon Korea where there has been a £0.75 million reduction in inventories since the year-end and where other working capital components have fallen in line with reducing levels of activity as noted in the segmental and operational review below.  In the UK, inventories have increased by £0.30 million in the half year due to the decision to make additional purchases from Continental Europe ahead of the planned Brexit deadline of 29 March 2019.  Capital expenditure in the period was also higher at £0.46 million (2018: £0.13 million) as we invested in new moulding machines, specialist tooling for new mechanical ventilation products plus the refurbishment of our showroom and meeting facilities at Haverhill.  Net current assets were £10.0 million (2018: £9.5 million) with a Quick Ratio3 of 2.08 (2018: 1.67).

RONA2 was 19.9% (2018: 16.3%) with Asset Turn at 2.19 (2018: 2.24).

Segmental and operational review

UK and Continental Europe

Revenue in the UK increased 4% to £7.6 million (2018: £7.3 million) despite a degree of economic uncertainty in and around the run up to the planned Brexit date of 29 March 2019. In our Window and Door Hardware business in the UK, this included increased demand for our trickle vents, whilst sales of Titon's branded window and door hardware products also rose. I am pleased to report, too, that our UK Ventilation Systems division sales increased by more than 6% in the period as the reorganisation of our sales force began to make itself felt. We also have a number of new products in the research and development pipeline which we expect will contribute to our leading market positions when they emerge. The UK's segmental underlying profit before tax1 declined in the period by 5% to £461,000 (2018: £484,000), which was due to higher costs in our Window and Door Hardware division.

Export sales of Ventilation Systems products also grew in the period by 28%. In fact, the majority of our key markets in Western Europe have seen good growth and we are beginning to establish good levels of business in Eastern Europe, where we have developed cold climate products for our customers.

Once again, we have expanded the range of mechanical ventilation products for UK and European markets and have introduced our largest heat recovery unit to date. The latter should prove particularly popular in export markets, where house sizes are typically larger than in the UK.

South Korea

On 14 February 2019, we announced a trading update in respect of our South Korean business. During the period, two factors contributed to the Group's performance in South Korea. Firstly, the domestic residential development market slowed down much faster than anticipated, which is reflected in a decline in housing permits issued of 13.7% in calendar 2018 in South Korea. At the same time, virulent dust-based air pollution, largely from China, intensified. The latter effect meant that demand for mechanical ventilation units rose at the expense of natural ventilation products. In turn, this meant that the trading performance of Titon Korea was expected to be substantially lower than market forecasts at that time. However, overheads have been reduced and the gross margin actually improved in the period.

BTS, the Group's associate company, which primarily distributes ventilation products in South Korea, was also affected by lower sales in the half year. Here again, a focus on reducing costs has meant that its contribution has not been significantly impacted. As noted earlier, the profit recognised in respect of associates (which is all BTS) was just 4% lower at £313,000 (2018: £326,000). In addition to its trading activities, there have been no changes in the status of BTS's investments in the residential real estate market.

In terms of the segmental contribution from South Korea, the two businesses, Titon Korea and BTS are added together. The revenue is solely Titon Korea (because the Company's share of BTS's profits are accounted for as an associate) which was 12% lower at £4.8 million (2018: £5.4 million). The profit contribution for South Korea, however, was 21% higher at £864,000. Note, too, that South Korea is the largest contributor to Group underlying profit before tax1 with a 66% share in the first six months of fiscal 2019 (2018: 69%). At the post-tax level the contribution from Korea for the period was £743,000 (2018: £629,000) which represents 63% (2018: 66%) of the Group's underlying post-tax profits1.

The Group has continued to take steps to re-design its existing natural ventilation products and to introduce new products for the Korean market. We expect that that these will be available for sale early in 2020.

United States

The results from our US business have improved significantly in the period following the sharp decline experienced last year. Sales for the six months increased by 55% year-on-year to £510,000 (2018: £330,000) and we are pleased that the pipeline of opportunities remains healthy. Although Titon Inc. recorded a small statutory loss for the period under review (£12,000) this was sharply reduced from the 2018 half year loss (£77,000). It is important to note, too, that when the results are combined with the inter-segmental profits made in our UK factory on products sold in North America, the overall contribution is positive and exceeded our budget.

Website

I am pleased to report that we have upgraded our website to one which, we believe, possesses a much more contemporary feel.  It also contains a lot more information about our products, which customers will find useful, plus we have added new product selector tools to assist users in easily finding the product they need. Please visit www.titon.com which also includes a new Investors tab.

Board

I would like to welcome Bernd Ratzke to the Titon Board. He joined at the end of March as an independent Non-Executive Director and brings a wealth of business experience from his long career as a corporate lawyer in the City and specifically as a former Head of Corporate at Baker & McKenzie. We look forward to his contribution and counsel.

Employees

Once again, I am indebted to all of Titon's employees for their talent and hard work.  Without them, we would not have such a high quality and diversified business. To all of them, I offer my and the Board's sincere thanks.          

Investors

We continue to work with Hardman & Co., the corporate research house, to raise our visibility in investment markets with, in my view, high quality research on the Group. The Company, last year, moved from the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange to AIM. The Board believes that AIM provides a more suitable regulatory environment for a business of Titon's size and structure, and provides more flexibility in relation to corporate transactions and equity fundraising, should such opportunities or initiatives arise or become relevant to the Group in the future. Once again, I reiterate the existence of Titon's dividend reinvestment programme. This is a straight-forward and cost-effective potential way to increase a shareholding in Titon; and it can be accessed by visiting the portal for our Registrars, Link Market Services Limited.

Outlook

By any yardstick, the Group's first half performance was a very good one with both underlying profit before tax1 and earnings rising by a fifth or more. In February, however, we updated the market on current trading in our prime market of South Korea, where there has been a slow-down and a structural shift in product preference; both of which will impact the Group this year. It is not in Titon's nature to sit on its hands and already we have reduced overheads in South Korea and will be bringing on new products early next year.

Titon has operated in South Korea since 2008 and it is the market leader in natural ventilation products. For a number of years, too, South Korea has been the Group's largest profit contributor and in the half year, this remained the case with South Korea accounting for 63% of underlying profit after tax1. The domestic economy also ranks number 12 in the World and, although GDP growth forecasts have been reduced, Statista is forecasting GDP growth of 2.6% in 2019 and 2.8% in 2020, the envy of many of South Korea's peers. Specifically, too, government expenditure is rising and serving to replace some private sector activity; and we anticipate that this will underpin a modest return to growth in the housing market over the coming years. However, we also believe that the growing popularity of mechanical ventilation units at the expense of natural products will continue and we have already agreed with our South Korean partners to develop and sell mechanical units, which will happen in 2020. At the same time, domestic building regulations in South Korea continue to provide for the use of natural ventilation, which is cost effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly. Consequently, we are designing new natural ventilation products with a much higher level of filtering to deal with the intensity of the dust-borne pollution, for our customers that wish to continue with this cost effective and environmentally friendly means of providing ventilation.

In the UK we had reasonable growth in the markets for our products through the winter. UK GDP rose by 0.5% in the three months to end January this year and, whilst GDP is set to grow below historical trends, consensus forecasts are for GDP to increase at between 1% and 2% per annum in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Similarly, Experian is forecasting average volume growth in UK housebuilding of 3.3% per annum in 2019 through to 2021. This is despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the Brexit negotiations and the fact that the UK did not leave the EU, as scheduled, on 29 March 2019. The uncertainty is not helpful to business and particularly for medium sized companies like Titon, which do not have the resources to cater for every possible outcome of Brexit.

The Government has announced that there will be a review of building regulations concerning ventilation, as part of its response to the Hackitt report following the desperately tragic Grenfell fire. A consultation paper is to be issued over the summer and any change in regulations may create new opportunities for Titon; I believe that we are very well positioned to benefit from these. Above all, the Government and the industry want to make buildings safer, more sustainable and healthier.

Titon has a diversified and growing spread of international markets together with an established and expanding range of attractive products. We have a strong balance sheet and a team that I am proud of. As previously announced, testing conditions continue in South Korea but I look forward to results for the Group in the second half of the year in line with prevailing market expectations.

Principal risk and uncertainties

The key financial and non-financial risks faced by the Group are disclosed in the Group's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 30 September 2018 within the Strategic Report (page 6) available at www.titon.com.  The Board considers that these remain a current reflection of the risks and uncertainties facing the business. The Board also considers that it is appropriate to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing these financial statements and has not identified any material uncertainties which would prevent us so doing.

 

A list of current directors is maintained on the Group's website www.titonholdings.com.

 

 

On behalf of the Board                                     

                                                                    

 

KA Ritchie                                                                                            

Chairman                                                                                             

14 May 2019

 

 

Notes

 

1 Underlying EBITDA, Operating profit, Profit before tax and EPS in the period are calculated by adding back an exceptional item of £181,000 which relates to transaction related costs in respect of a potential acquisition which did not proceed

         

2 RONA is calculated by dividing Underlying profit before tax by Net Assets (including non-controlling interests, net of cash and intangibles) and expressed as an annualised figure. Asset Turn is calculated by dividing the group's net revenue by Net Assets as defined above.

 

3. The Quick Ratio measures liquidity and is calculated by dividing Current Assets-less-inventories by Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Titon Holdings Plc

Consolidated Interim Income Statement

for the six months ended 31 March 2019

 

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

 

to 31.3.19

to 31.3.18

restated*

30.9.18

restated*

 

 

unaudited

unaudited

audited

 

Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

2,3

14,290

14,237

29,774

Cost of sales

2

(10,097)

(10,300)

(21,170)

Gross profit

 

4,193

3,937

8,604

Distribution costs

2

(728)

(714)

(1,454)

Administrative expenses

 

(2,258)

(2,278)

(4,707)

Research and development expenses

 

(232)

(247)

(446)

Transaction related expenses

 

(181)

-

-

Other income

 

6

3

19

Operating profit

 

800

701

  2,016

Finance income

 

7

9

13

Share of post-tax profits from associates

 

313

326

741

Profit before tax

 

1,120

1,036

2,770

Income tax expense

4

(118)

(78)

(315)

Profit after income tax

 

1,002

958

2,455

Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

 

782

795

2,007

Non-controlling interest

 

220

163

448

Profit for the period

 

1,002

958

2,455

Earnings per share attributed to equity holders of the parent:

 

 

 

Basic

6

7.06p

7.25p

18.21p

Diluted

6

6.97p

7.15p

17.94p

* See note 2 for details regarding the restatement of prior year results

 

Consolidated Interim Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the six months ended 31 March 2019

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

to 31.3.19

to 31.3.18

restated*

30.9.18

 restated*

 

unaudited

unaudited

audited

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Profit for the period

1,002

958

2,455

Other comprehensive income - items which may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:

 

 

 

Exchange difference on re-translation of net assets of overseas operations

 

(219)

 

195

 

423

Total comprehensive income for the period

783

1,153

2,878

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

649

930

2,293

Non-controlling interest

134

223

585

 

783

1,153

2,878

* See note 2 for details regarding the restatement of prior year results

 

 

                                                                                               

 

Titon Holdings Plc

Consolidated Interim Statement of Financial Position

at 31 March 2019

               

 

31.3.19

31.3.18

restated*

30.9.18

restated*

30.9.17

restated*

 

 

unaudited

unaudited

audited

audited

 

          Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

3,853

3,418

3,655

3,548

Intangible assets

 

687

530

737

638

Investments in associates

 

2,831

2,105

2,586

1,713

Deferred tax assets

 

204

436

348

375

Total non-current assets

 

7,575

6,489

7,326

6,274

Inventories

 

5,246

5,721

5,667

4,670

Trade and other receivables

 

5,977

8,103

7,799

6,644

Income tax receivable

 

33

79

12

79

Cash and cash equivalents

 

3,839

2,735

3,415

3,269

Total current assets

 

15,095

16,638

16,893

14,662

Total Assets

 

22,670

23,127

24,219

20,936

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax liability

 

11

51

37

39

Total non-current liabilities

 

11

51

37

39

Trade and other payables

 

5,088

6,859

6,901

5,802

Income tax payable

 

-

235

154

63

Total current liabilities

 

5,088

7,094

7,055

5,865

Total Liabilities

 

5,099

7,145

7,092

5,904

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

1,113

1,113

1,113

1,098

Share premium reserve

 

1,049

1,049

1,049

985

Capital redemption reserve

 

56

56

56

56

Treasury shares

 

(27)

(27)

(27)

(27)

Foreign exchange reserve

 

369

351

502

216

Retained earnings

 

13,171

11,680

12,728

11,167

Total Equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent

 

15,731

14,222

15,421

13,495

Non-controlling Interest

 

1,840

1,760

1,706

1,537

Total Equity

 

17,571

15,982

17,127

15,032

Total Liabilities and Equity

 

22,670

23,127

24,219

20,936

 

* See note 2 for details regarding the restatement of prior year results

 

 

Titon Holdings Plc

Consolidated Interim Statement of Changes in Equity

at 31 March 2019

 

 

Share

capital

Share

premium

 reserve

Capital

 redemption reserve

Foreign exchange reserve

 

 

Treasury

Shares

Retained

 earnings

Total

 

 

 

Non-

controlling

interest

 

Total

Equity

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 30 September 2017 as previously stated

1,098

985

56

216

(27)

11,887

14,215

1,986

16,201

Restatement of post-tax profit for prior years *

-

-

-

-

-

(720)

(720)

(449)

(1,169)

At 30 September 2017 (as restated)

1,098

985

56

216

(27)

11,167

13,495

1,537

15,032

Translation differences on overseas operations

-

-

-

135

-

-

135

60

195

Profit for the period (as restated)

-

-

-

-

-

795

795

163

958

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

135

-

795

930

223

1,153

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

(295)

(295)

-

(295)

Share-based payment credit

-

-

-

-

-

13

13

-

13

Ordinary shares issued

15

64

-

-

-

-

79

-

79

At 31 March 2018 (as restated)

1,113

1,049

56

351

(27)

11,680

14,222

1,760

15,982

Translation differences on overseas operations

-

-

-

151

-

-

151

77

228

Profit for the period (as restated)

-

-

-

-

-

1,212

1,212

285

1,497

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

151

-

1,212

1,363

362

1,725

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

(194)

-

Dividends paid to NCI in subsidiary

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(416)

(416)

Share-based payment credit

-

-

-

-

-

30

30

-

30

At 30 September 2018 (as restated)

1,113

1,049

56

502

(27)

12,728

15,421

1,706

17,127

Accounting policy change IFRS 9

-

-

-

-

-

(38)

(38)

-

(38)

At 1 October 2018

1,113

1,049

56

502

(27)

12,690

15,383

1,706

17,089

Translation differences on overseas operations

-

-

-

(133)

-

-

(133)

(86)

(219)

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

782

782

220

1,002

Total comprehensive

income for the period

-

-

-

(133)

-

782

649

134

783

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

(332)

(332)

-

(332)

Share-based payment credit

-

-

-

-

-

31

31

-

31

At 31 March 2019

1,113

1,049

56

369

(27)

13,171

15,731

1,840

17,571

 

* See note 2 for details regarding the restatement of prior year results

 

 

Titon Holdings Plc

Consolidated Interim Statement of Cash Flow

for the year ended 31 March 2019

 

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

 

to 31.3.19

to 31.3.18

restated*

30.9.18

restated*

 

 

unaudited

unaudited

audited

 

Note 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash generated from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax

 

1,120

1,036

2,770

Depreciation of property, plant & equipment

 

266

233

448

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

107

112

209

Profit on sale of plant & equipment

 

-

(12)

(16)

Share based payment - equity settled

 

31

13

43

Finance income

 

(7)

(9)

(13)

Share of associate's post-tax profit

 

(313)

(326)

              (741)

 

 

1,204

1,047

2,700

Decrease / (increase) in inventories

 

335

(934)

(836)

Decrease / (increase) in receivables

 

1,675

(1,235)

(890)

(Decrease) / increase in payables and other current liabilities

 

(1,769)

845

964

Cash generated / (used) from operations

 

         1,445

           (277)

 1,938

Income taxes (paid) / refunded

 

(175)

45

(132)

Net cash generated from/(used in) from operating activities

 

1,270

(232)

1,806

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Purchase of plant & equipment

 

(464)

(125)

(578)

Purchase of intangible assets

 

(57)

(4)

(315)

Proceeds from sale of plant & equipment

 

-

34

46

Finance income

 

7

9

13

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(514)

(86)

(834)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Exercise of share options

 

-

79

79

Dividends paid to equity shareholders of the parent

5

(332)

(295)

(489)

Dividends paid to Non-controlling shareholders of a subsidiary

 

-

-

(416)

Cash withdrawn from / (transferred to) treasury deposit accounts

 

900

(300)

300

Net cash generated from/(used in) from operating activities

 

568

    (516)

(526)

Net increase / (decrease) in cash (excluding movement on treasury deposits)

 

1,324

(834)

446

Cash at beginning of the period (excluding treasury deposits)

 

2,515

2,069

2,069

Cash at end of the period (excluding treasury deposits)

 

3,839

1,235

2,515

 

 

The Group cash and cash equivalents figure on the Consolidated Interim Statement of Financial Position includes both the cash at 31 March 2019 and the cash on treasury deposit of £nil (March 2018: £1,500,000, September 2018: £900,000) and totals £3,839,000 at 31 March 2019 (March 2018: £2,735,000, September 2018: £3,415,000).

In respect of this change in presentation of the Consolidated Interim Statement of Cash Flows, the comparative figures have been amended. 

 

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements

at 31 March 2019

 

 

Accounting policies

a) General information 

Titon Holdings Plc (the 'Company') is incorporated and domiciled in England and its shares are publicly traded on AIM. The registered office address is 894 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9YQ.  The company's registered number is 1604952. The principal activities of the Group are as described in Note 3.

The Board considers the principal risks and uncertainties relating to the Group for the next six months to be the same as detailed in the last Annual Report and Financial Statements to 30 September 2018.  The Group's financial risk management objectives and policies are consistent with those disclosed in the consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 30 September 2018.

b)  Basis of preparation

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Group for the six months ended 31 March 2019 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the 'Group'). The prior year results for the six months to 31 March 2018 and twelve months to 30 September 2018 shown throughout this interim report have been restated where appropriate. See Note 2.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the AIM rules. Neither the six months results for 2019 nor the restated 6 months results for 2018 have been audited nor reviewed pursuant to guidance issued by the Auditing Practices Board.  This condensed Interim Group financial Statements do not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 435 of the Companies Act 2006.  The comparative figures for the year ended 30 September 2018 do not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 435 of the Companies Act 2006, but they have been derived from the audited Report and Accounts for that year, which have been filed with the Registrar of Companies as amended by the restatement described. The independent auditors' report on those accounts was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

This report should be read in conjunction with the Group's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 30 September 2018, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRS's as adopted by the European Union.

These unaudited interim Group financial Statements were approved for issue on 14 May 2019.  Copies will be sent to shareholders within the next few weeks and is available on the Group's website at www.titonholdings.com and from the Company's registered office at 894 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 9YQ  

c)  Accounting policies

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union as effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018.

In preparing these condensed consolidated interim financial statements the Board have considered the impact of new standards which will be applied in the 2019 Annual Report and Accounts. Other than the adoption of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, which are both effective for accounting periods starting on or after 1 January 2018, there are not expected to be any changes in the accounting policies compared to those applied at 30 September 2018. 

A full description of accounting policies is contained with our 2018 Annual Report and Financial Statement, which is available on our website.

 

New accounting standards

The Group has adopted the following new standards (effective 1 January 2018) in these condensed consolidated interim financial statements:

·     IFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers.  IFRS 15 sets out a single and comprehensive framework for revenue recognition. The guidance in IFRS 15 is considerably more detailed than previous IFRS's for revenue recognition (IAS 11 Construction Contracts and IAS 18 Revenue and associated Interpretations). An assessment of the impact of IFRS 15 has been completed, including a comprehensive review of the contracts that exist across the Group's revenue streams.

The key performance obligation of the Group has been identified as the point at which it delivers its products to its customers; apart from in Korea, where the additional performance obligation requiring the product to be installed to the customer's satisfaction has also been identified. As such, the Group's sale of goods performance obligations are satisfied when the customer receives the goods, apart from in Korea, where it is the point when the customer accepts that the product has been satisfactorily installed.

 Revenue is recognised by the Group at a single point in time when control of goods passes on delivery, except for in Korea, where revenue is recognised over time when initial and secondary activities are completed.

In carrying out the review, no differences were identified between the effects of using the risk and rewards approach to determining when to recognise revenue under IAS 18 and the passing of control over goods and services for satisfied performance obligations under IFRS 15. As a result no material changes have been identified.

 

·      IFRS 9 Financial instruments. IFRS 9 addresses the classification and measurement of financial assets and liabilities and replaces IAS 39.  Among other things, the standard introduces a forward-looking credit loss impairment model whereby entities need to consider and take into account losses that may occur in the future (an "expected loss" model). The Board has considered the potential impact of the introduction of IFRS9 and determined that a reduction in reserves of £38,000 as at 30 September 2018 is necessary.  This amount relates to a provision against amounts due from the Group's associate. No additional provisions are considered necessary for the transition of the Group's previous methodology to the expected credit loss approach.

 

The impact of new standards that have been issued but are not yet effective has also been considered, the most significant being IFRS 16. Whilst the Board has reviewed the implications for the Group and determined the likely impact, they have decided that early adoption is not appropriate. 

·      IFRS 16 Leases. IFRS 16 sets out the principles for recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of leases and will replace IAS 17 Leases.  Adoption of IFRS 16 will result in the Group recognising right of use assets and lease liabilities for all qualifying contracts that are, or contain, a lease. Instead of recognising an operating expense for its operating lease payments, the Group will instead recognise interest on its lease liabilities and amortisation on its right-of-use assets, impacting profit from operations and the finance expense.  The standard is effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019 and contains several options and exemptions which are available at initial adoption.  The Board has reviewed the expected impact of this standard and their current assessment, based on applying the modified retrospective transition method and adopting certain practical expedients, is that there will be a material impact on the Group's Statement of Financial Position when they are accounted for differently under IFRS16.

                     

 

 

2   Restatement of prior year results

 

In March 2019 the Company discovered that correct accounting policy had not been followed at its Korean subsidiary and associate and that the Consolidated Statement of Financial Position as at previous year ends, up to and including 30 September 2018, had been misstated. A full explanation of the reason for the adjustment is included within the Chairman's Statement above and the required restatements have been included within these interim results.

The effect of the restatement on the relevant lines within the Consolidated Statement of Financial Position as at 30 September 2017 and 30 September 2018 is as follows:

 

Originally stated as at

30/09/2017

Adjustment

Restated as at

30/09/2017

Originally stated  as at

30/09/2018

Adjustment

Restated as at

30/09/2018

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in Associates

1,966

(253)

1,713

2,876

(290)

2,586

Deferred tax assets

116

259

375

52

296

348

 

2,082

6

2,088

2,928

6

2,934

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

4,627

1,175

5,802

5,554

1,347

6,901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Equity attributable to the equity holders of the parent

14,215

(720)

13,495

16,247

(826)

15,421

Non-controlling interest

1,986

(449)

1,537

2,221

(515)

1,706

Total Equity

16,201

(1,169)

15,032

18,468

(1,341)

17,127

 

The effect on the relevant lines of the Income Statement for the 6 months to March 2018 and the 12 months to September 2018 is as follows:

 

6 months to March 2018

12 months to September 2018

 

Originally stated

Adjustment

Restated

Originally stated

Adjustment

Restated

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

14,485

(248)

14,237

29,946

(172)

29,774

Profit before tax

1,337

(301)

1,036

2,979

(209)

2,770

Income tax (expense)/credit

(132)

54

(78)

(352)

37

(315)

Profit after income tax

1,205

(247)

958

2,627

(172)

2,455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

947

(152)

795

2,113

(106)

2,007

Non-controlling interest

258

(95)

163

514

(66)

448

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

8.64p

 

7.25p

19.17p

 

18.21p

Diluted

8.53p

 

7.15p

18.88p

 

17.94p

 

Additionally, during the period, the Directors have determined that it better reflects the classifications on the Income Statement to show carriage outwards as a Distribution Cost rather than being included within Cost of Sales.  As a result of this, Distribution Costs for the 6 month period ended 31 March 2018 have been increased by £386,000 to £714,000 (previously reported as £328,000) and for the 12 month period to 30 September 2018 have been increased by £750,000 to £1,454,000 (previously reported as £704,000). Cost of Sales for the 6 month period ended 31 March 2018 have been reduced by £386,000 to £10,300,000 (previously reported as £10,686,000) and for the 12 month period to 30 September 2018 have been reduced by £750,000 to £21,170,000 (previously reported as £21,920,000). There has been no overall impact on profit before tax or any Statement of Financial Position line item in any period as a result of this reclassification.

 

3   Revenue and segmental information

In identifying its operating segments, management follows the Group's reporting lines, which represent the main geographic markets in which the Group operates. The segment reporting below is shown in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the Board, which is the Chief Operating Decision Maker (CODM). These operating segments are monitored and strategic decisions are made on the basis of segment operating results. The Group operates four main business segments which are:

Segment

Activities undertaken include:

United Kingdom

Sales of passive and powered ventilation products to house builders, electrical contractors and window and door manufacturers. In addition to this, it is a leading supplier of window and door hardware.

South Korea

Sales of passive ventilation products to construction companies.

North America

Sales of passive ventilation products to window and door manufacturers.

All other countries

Sales of passive and powered ventilation products to distributors, window manufacturers and construction companies

 

Inter-segment revenue is transacted on an arm's length basis and charged at prevailing market prices for a specific product and market or cost plus where no direct comparative market price is available.  Segment results include items directly attributable to a segment as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis.  Research and development entity-wide financial expenses are allocated to the business activities for which R&D is specifically performed. Sales Administration and Other Expenses are currently allocated to operating segments in the Group's reporting to the CODM. Other Expenses include mainly central and parent company overheads relating to Group management, the finance function and regulatory requirements.

The measurement policies the Group uses for segment reporting under IFRS 8 are the same as those used in its financial statements.

The total assets for the segments represent the consolidated total assets attributable to these reporting segments. Parent company results and consolidation adjustments reconciling the segmental results and total assets to the consolidated financial statements are included within the United Kingdom segment figures stated over below.

 

 

Operating segment

United

Kingdom

South

Korea

North

America

All other countries

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

6 months ended 31 March 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Segment revenue

7,819

 

4,769

 

510

1,449

14,547

Inter-segment revenue

(257)

-

-

-

(257)

Total Revenue

7,562

4,769

510

1,449

14,290

Segment profit / (loss)

280*

864

(12)

(12)

1,120

Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

(118)

Profit for the period

 

 

 

 

1,002

Depreciation and amortisation

334

39

-

-

373

Total assets

14,034

8,246

381

-

22,670

Total assets include:

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in associates

2,831

-

-

-

2,831

Additions to non-current assets (other than financial instruments and deferred tax assets)

521

-

-

-

521

* Costs charged to the United Kingdom segment include £181,000 of transaction related costs.

The South Korean Segment profit includes the Group's share of the post-tax profit from the Group's associate undertaking, Browntech Sales Co. Ltd. Sales to Browntech Sales Co. Ltd. of £4.8 million represent 33% of Group Revenue. There are no other concentrations of revenue above 10% during the year. (see Note 7 - Related party transactions).'

 

IFRS 8 requires entity-wide disclosures to be made about the regions in which it earns its revenues and holds its non-current assets which are shown below.

 

6 months ended 31 March 2019

United Kingdom

Europe

North America

 

Asia

 

All other regions

 

Total

Revenues

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

by entities' country of domicile

9,011

-

510

4,769

-

14,290

by country from which derived

7,530

1,479

510

4,769

2

14,290

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

By entities' country of domicile

4,585

-

30

2,960

-

7,575

 

 

 

Operating segment

United

Kingdom

South

Korea

North

America

All other countries

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

6 months ended 31 March 2018

(restated)*

 

 

 

 

 

Segment revenue

7,457

 

5,417

 

330

1,237

14,441

Inter-segment revenue

(204)

-

-

-

(204)

Total Revenue

7,253

5,417

330

1,237

14,237

Segment profit / (loss)

484

714

(77)

(85)

1,036

Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

(78)

Profit for the period

 

 

 

 

958 

Depreciation and amortisation

299

46

-

-

345

Total assets

12,815

9,972

340

-

23,127

Total assets include:

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in associates

2,105

-

-

-

2,105

Additions to non-current assets (other than financial instruments and deferred tax assets)

129

-

-

-

129

 

  * See note 2 for details regarding the restatement of prior year results

 

The South Korean Segment profit includes the Group's share of the post-tax profit from the Group's associate undertaking, Browntech Sales Co., Ltd. Sales to Browntech Sales Co., Ltd of £5.4 million represent 38% of Group Revenue. There are no other concentrations of revenue above 10% during the year. (see Note 7 - Related party transactions).

 

IFRS 8 requires entity-wide disclosures to be made about the regions in which it earns its revenues and holds its non-current assets which are shown below.

 

6 months ended 31 March 2018  (restated)*

United Kingdom

Europe

North America

 

Asia

 

 

All other regions

 

Total

 

 

Revenues

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

by entities' country of domicile

8,490

-

330

5,417

-

14,237

by country from which derived

7,005

1,419

330

5,473

10

14,237

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

By entities' country of domicile

4,109

-

1

2,372

-

6,482

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

Operating segment

United Kingdom

South

Korea

North

America

All other countries

Total

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

12 months ended 30 September 2018 (restated)*

 

 

 

 

 

Segment revenue

15,221

11,389

652

2,941

30,203

Inter-segment revenue

(429)

-

-

-

(429)

Total Revenue

14,792

11,389

652

2,941

29,774 

Segment profit / (loss)

1,005

1,875

(109)

(1)

2,770 

Income tax expense 

 

 

 

 

(315)

Profit for the period

 

 

 

 

2,455

Depreciation and amortisation

607

49

1

-

657

Total assets

14,087

9,894

238

-

24,219

Total assets include:

 

 

 

 

 

Investments in associates

2,586

-

-

-

2,586

Additions to non-current assets (other than financial instruments and deferred tax assets)

889

4

-

-

893

 

* See note 2 for details regarding the restatement of prior year results

 

The South Korea Segment profit includes the Group's share of the post-tax profits from Browntech Sales Co. Ltd. Sales to Browntech Sales Co. Ltd. of £11.4m represent 38% of Group Revenue. There are no other concentrations of revenue above 10% during the year (see Note 7 - Related party transactions).

 

 

IFRS 8 requires entity-wide disclosures to be made about the regions in which it earns its revenues and holds its non-current assets which are shown below.

 

12 months ended

 30 September 2018

(restated)*

United Kingdom

Europe

North America

 

Asia

 

 

All other regions

Total

 

 

Revenues

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

by entities' country of domicile

17,733

-

652

11,389

-

29,744

by country from which derived

14,792

2,804

652

11,389

137

29,744

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

By entities' country of domicile

4,439

-

23

2,858

-

7,320

 

 

4   Taxation

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

to 31.3.19

to 31.3.18

30.9.18

 

 

Restated *

Restated *

Current income tax:

£'000

£'000

£'000

Corporation tax expense

-

(127)

(307)

Adjustment in respect of prior years

-

-

17

 

-

(127)

(290)

Deferred tax:

 

 

 

Origination and reversal of temporary differences

(118)

49

(25)

Income tax expense

(118)

(78)

(315)

Taxation for the interim period is charged at 10.5% (six months to 31 March 2018: 13.8%) representing the best estimate of the average annual income tax rate for the full financial year.

 

 

5   Dividends

An interim dividend in respect of the six months ended 31 March 2019 of 1.75p per share, amounting to a total dividend of £193,965 was approved by the Directors of Titon Holdings Plc on 14 May 2019. These consolidated interim statements do not reflect the dividend payable.

 

The interim dividend will be payable on 21 June 2019 to the shareholders on the register on 24 May 2019. The ex-dividend date is 23 May 2019.

 

The following dividends have been recognised and paid by the Company:

 

 

 

 

6 months

6 months

Year to

 

 

 

to 31.3.19

to 31.3.18

30.9.18

 

Date

Paid

Pence

per share

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Final in respect of the year end 30.09.17

27.02.18

2.70

-

295

295

Interim in respect of the year end 30.09.18

22.06.18

1.75

-

-

194

Final in respect of the year end 30.09.18

26.02.19

3.00

332

-

-

 

 

 

332

295

489

 

6   Earnings per ordinary share

Basic earnings per share has been calculated by dividing the profits attributable to shareholders of Titon Holdings Plc by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period, being 11,083,750 (six months ended 31 March 2018: 10,964,409; year ended 30 September 2018: 11,024,243).

 

Diluted earnings per share has been calculated by dividing the profits attributable to shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares and potential dilutive ordinary shares during the period, being 11,225,961 (six months ended 31 March 2018: 11,101,308; year ended 30 September 2018: 11,189,455).

 

7   Related party transactions

Transactions between the Company and its subsidiaries, which are related parties, have been eliminated on consolidation and are not disclosed in this note. Transactions between subsidiary companies and the associate company, which is a related party, were as follows:

 

 

 

Sale of goods

 

Amount owed by related party

 

6 months

to 31.3.19

6 months

to 31.3.18

restated*

Year to

to 30.9.18

restated*

6 months

to 31.3.19

6 months

to 31.3.18

restated*

Year to

to 30.9.18 restated*

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Browntech Sales Co. Ltd

4,769

5,417

11,389

1,118

1,990

2,712

 

*See note 2 for details regarding the restatement of prior year results.

 

There have been no additional significant or unusual related party transactions to those disclosed in the Group's Annual Report for 30 September 2018.

 

 

8  Liability statement

Neither the Group nor the Directors accept any liability to any person in relation to the interim statement except to the extent that such liability could arise under English Law. Accordingly, any liability to a person who has demonstrated reliance on any untrue or misleading statement or omission shall be determined in accordance with section 90A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

         


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