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Baron Oil PLC - Interim Results

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Baron Oil PLC
11 September 2020
 

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11 September 2020

Baron Oil Plc

("Baron" or "the Company")

 

Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

Baron Oil Plc (AIM:BOIL), the AIM-quoted oil and gas exploration company focused on opportunities in SE Asia, Latin America and the UK, announces its unaudited interim financial information and results for the six months ended 30 June 2020.

 

Operations

Timor-Leste

·    Work on the Chuditch PSC has been progressed as far as possible in the absence of the original raw seismic data. SundaGas has written to ANPM requesting a satisfactory response and remedy of the situation.

Peru

·    As soon as free movement in Peru is restored the Company intends to push on with the drilling of the El-Barco-3X well. Assuming that COVID restrictions are lifted by the end of the calendar year, between May and August 2021 is a realistic target.        

UK

·    Inner Moray Firth - On licence P2478 (the Dunrobin Prospect), the original seismic field data has been located, copied and is being validated. We look forward to receiving the results of the studies being carried out by the large European exploration and production company in due course.

·   Dorset - The Joint Venture has agreed to relinquish Licence P1918 (the Colter Prospect); work on PEDL330 & PEDL 345 continues.   

 

Financial

·    £2,500,000 (gross) Placing and Subscription at 0.1p per share was announced on 14 February 2020.

·   Available cash balance (excluding monies held as security for bank guarantees in Peru and Timor-Leste) at 30 June 2020 of £1,798,000 (30 June 2019: £605,000; 31 December 2019: £347,000).

·    Net loss after finance costs and tax of £703,000 (June 2019: net loss of £307,000; 2019 year: net loss of £1,674,000), representing a loss of 0.02p per share (June 2019: 0.02p; year to 31 December 2019: 0.01p).

·    On 22 April 2020, the Company acquired a 33.33% interest in SundaGas (Timor-Leste Sahul) Pte. Ltd at a cost of US$188,000, which is fully impaired under associated company accounting rules. Baron also paid a further US$333,000 in respect of a guarantee bond deposit which is included in receivables.

·    The increase in administration expenses is largely accounted for by higher professional fees related to fund raising activities which includes legal, registrar and corporate advisory costs. In addition, there is a non-cash charge of £63,000 in respect of share-based payments arising on the issue of Placing warrants and options.

 

Malcolm Butler, Executive Chairman commented…

"There are encouraging signs that industry activity is beginning to move again, although oil and gas prices remain depressed. We are pleased that the seismic data on the Dunrobin area has finally been located, enabling reprocessing work to take place. Once the COVID issues have been resolved, we believe the drilling of El Barco-3X should be able to move forward. The situation in Timor-Leste is very frustrating but we will keep shareholders informed of progress."          

 

For further information, please contact:

Baron Oil Plc

+44 (0)20 7117 2849

Dr Malcolm Butler, Executive Chairman

 

Andy Yeo, Managing Director

 

 

 

Allenby Capital Limited

+44 (0)203 328 5656

Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker

 

Alex Brearley, Nick Harriss, Nick Athanas

 

 

 

Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Limited

+44 (0)20 3657 0050

Joint Broker

 

Andy ThackerZoe Alexander

 

 

 

TL-SO-19-16 Production Sharing Contract ("Chuditch PSC"), offshore Timor-Leste - Indirect 25% interest

As outlined in Baron's AGM statement in June, since signing the Chuditch PSC in November 2019, SundaGas has progressed the project as far as possible in the absence of the original raw seismic acquisition data to which it is entitled under the terms of the Chuditch PSC. SundaGas has still not received these data.

The Board believes that the failure of Timor-Leste's public institution responsible for managing and regulating petroleum and mining activities, Autoridade Nacional do Petróleo e Minerais ("ANPM"), to provide these data is the result of a conflicting seismic licensing and revenue sharing agreement, including the Kyranis 3D volume recorded in 2012 over the Chuditch area, understood to have been signed between ANPM and TGS, a provider of multi-client seismic data, an agreement of which SundaGas had no knowledge at the time of the signing of the Chuditch PSC.

Baron supports SundaGas in its efforts to work constructively with ANPM and others to make progress with the Chuditch PSC. However, in order to fulfil the agreed specific technical aims of the data reprocessing and its national training commitment, which were previously agreed to by all parties, it is crucial for SundaGas to access the original raw seismic data and be able to closely direct the reprocessing work. Various seismic products within Timor-Leste offshore now being marketed by TGS to third parties will neither satisfy the Chuditch PSC obligations nor provide the detailed local analyses required.

It should be noted that ANPM has also failed to take steps to provide other necessary data required to fulfil the Chuditch PSC obligations, such as raw 2D seismic data, that do not fall within their agreement with TGS. This means that SundaGas has been unable to make further progress in relation to the Chuditch PSC's 2020 work programme. SundaGas considers that these issues indicate that ANPM is in breach of contract of the Chuditch PSC and is failing to fulfil its obligations under Timor-Leste Petroleum Law. Accordingly, SundaGas has also informed its partner in the Chuditch PSC, TIMOR GAP, that it is unable to submit a 2021 work programme and budget at this time.

During the first two years of the initial three-year term of the Chuditch PSC, there is an obligation to reprocess 800 sq. kilometres of 3D seismic and 2,000 line kilometres of 2D seismic data and, if justified by the results of the reprocessing, drill a well during the third year. The Board believes that, with ten months having already elapsed since signing the Chuditch PSC, it will be difficult, once the data access issues referred to above have been satisfactorily resolved, to complete the required work programme on the Chuditch PSC in sufficient time for a drilling decision to be made.

Since June 2020, SundaGas has received no response or feedback from ANPM on these specific matters. In seeking to expedite a resolution to the situation, SundaGas has written to ANPM requesting a satisfactory response and remedy of the data access issues, the absence of which would mean that the project could not move forward.

Peru - Block XXI, Onshore Licence - 100% interest

We continue to pursue efforts to drill the proposed 1,850 metre El Barco-3X well to test for low-risk gas in the Mancora Sands and higher-risk oil and gas in fractured basement, but progress has been severely hampered by the ongoing COVID-19 issues. The Piura region is one of the most infected areas in Peru and current restrictions suggest that it will not open up for meetings until early 2021. The local settlements of El Barco and Belisario remain COVID free, since they have closed access to both villages. The Company is required to hold three workshops to present its drilling and environmental plans in Piura and in the villages and has to complete negotiations to gain access to the site with the local community President. None of this can take place until free movement is allowed. Taking into account these issues, our current indicative target for drilling El Barco-3X is between May and August 2021.

Block XXI will remain in Force Majeure until the Company is able to conclude the workshops and reach agreement regarding access to the site with the local community. Baron will have approximately six months left in which to drill when Force Majeure is lifted. The pre-COVID estimate for site preparation and drilling of El Barco-3X was US$1.2 million and updated estimates have been requested from four drilling companies. The Company's aim continues to be to bring in a new drilling and equity partner, but the previous negotiations with an interested company based in Piura have been interrupted by the COVID situation and have not yet been able to be resumed. Meanwhile, the continuing focus is on ensuring that the licence remains in good order and working with Perupetro to confirm the three-year extension option for Block XXI, contingent on the drilling of El-Barco-3X.

UK - Inner Moray Firth, Offshore Licence P2478 - Baron 15% interest

Further to the update made in our 2020 AGM statement, Corallian Energy Limited, the Operator of Licence P2478 which contains the large Dunrobin and smaller Golspie prospects, has informed the Joint Venture that the original seismic field data necessary to perform specialised reprocessing has recently been located and copied and is now being validated. Once this has been checked and loaded, reprocessing work will be able to take place. The initial Exclusivity period of the Work Sharing and Confidentiality Agreement, which was signed with a large European exploration and production company in April 2020, currently expires at the end of September 2020 and we look forward to receiving the results of the studies undertaken in due course.

UK - Dorset, Offshore Licence P1918; Onshore Licences PEDL330 & PEDL345 - Baron 8% interest

Licence P1918: The Joint Venture has agreed that in the present oil price environment any development of the Colter South discovery is sub-commercial and it has therefore been decided to give notice to the UK Oil & Gas Authority to relinquish the licence at the expiry date of the second term on 31 January 2021.

PEDL330 & PEDL345: The prospectivity of these onshore Licences, to the south of Wytch Farm oilfield, remains under evaluation in order to inform a decision on whether to request an extension of the licences beyond the current term expiry date of 20 July 2021.

 

 

Baron Oil plc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Income Statement

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

 

6 months to

 

6 months to

 

Year to

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

Note

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Revenue

 

                    -  

 

                    -  

 

                     -  

Cost of sales

 

                    -  

 

                    -  

 

                     -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross loss

 

                     -

 

                     -

 

                     -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploration and evaluation expenditure

 

(67)

 

                (53)

 

              (160)

Intangible asset impairment

 

             (120)

 

                 (6)

 

           (1,047)

Receivables impairment

 

                (14)

 

                  (8)

 

16

Administration expenses

5

(367)

 

(227)

 

(442)

Profit/(loss) arising on foreign exchange

 

37

 

(13)

 

(41)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss

 

(531)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income from interest in associated undertaking

 

(15)

 

                     -  

 

                     -  

Impairment of investment in associated undertaking

 

(159)

 

                     -  

 

                     -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before interest and taxation

 

(705)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance cost

 

                    -

 

(1)

 

(1)

Finance income

 

2

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on ordinary activities before taxation

6

(703)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax (expense)/benefit

7

                     -

 

                    -  

 

                     -  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on ordinary activities after taxation

 

(703)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on ordinary activities after taxation is attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity shareholders

 

(703)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

Non-controlling interests

 

-

 

                     -  

 

                     -  

Loss on ordinary activities after taxation

 

(703)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings/(loss) per share: basic

8

(0.02)p

 

(0.02)p

 

(0.01)p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

8

(0.02)p

 

(0.02)p

 

(0.01)p

 

Baron Oil plc

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

 

 

6 months to

 

6 months to

 

Year to

 

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on ordinary activities after taxation attributable to the parent

 

(703)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation differences

 

88

 

6

 

(69)

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

(615)

 

(301)

 

(1,743)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income attributable to :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the company

 

(615)

 

(301)

 

(1,743)

 

                       

  

 

Baron Oil plc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

at 30 June 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

Note

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

                     -

 

                     -

 

                     -

Intangibles

 

14

 

1,101

 

5

Goodwill

 

                     -

 

                    -

 

                     -

Investment in associated company

 

                     -

 

                     -

 

                     -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

1,101

 

5

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivables

 

311

 

139

 

49

Cash and cash equivalents

 

1,798

 

605

 

347

Cash held as security for bank guarantees

 

134

 

130

 

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,243

 

874

 

521

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

2,257

 

1,975

 

526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity and liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital and reserves attributable to owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

Called up share capital

9

1,107

 

482

 

482

Share premium account

 

32,189

 

30,507

 

30,507

Share option reserve

 

137

 

74

 

74

Foreign exchange translation reserve

 

1,731

 

1,718

 

1,643

Retained earnings

 

(32,954)

 

(30,884)

 

(32,251)

Total equity

 

2,210

 

1,897

 

455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

36

 

73

 

64

Taxes payable

 

11

 

5

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

 

78

 

71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

2,257

 

1,975

 

526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Baron Oil plc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

 

6 months to

 

6 months to

 

Year to

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

Note

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating activities

10

(675)

 

(478)

 

(724)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return from investment and servicing of finance

 

2

 

                         1

 

                         1

Acquisition of intangible assets

 

(183)

 

               (1,035)

 

               (1,047)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(181)

 

(1,034)

 

(1,046)

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issue of share capital

 

              2,307

 

                408

 

                 408

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash (outflow)/inflow

 

1,451

 

(1,104)

 

(1,362)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

 

347

 

1,709

 

1,709

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

 

1,798

 

605

 

347

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 30 June 2020, bank deposits include amounts totalling US$160,000 (30 June and 31 December 2019: US$160,000) that are being held in respect of guarantees and are not available for use until the Group fulfils certain licence commitments in Peru. This is not considered to be available cash and has therefore been excluded from the cash flow statement.

 

 

Baron Oil plc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

 

6 months to

 

6 months to

 

Year to

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening equity

 

455

 

1,790

 

1,790

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued net of costs

 

2,307

 

                408

 

                408

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

(703)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

Share based payments

 

63

 

                     -

 

                     -

Foreign exchange translation

 

88

 

6

 

(69)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing equity

 

2,210

 

1,897

 

455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baron Oil plc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Interim Financial Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. General Information

Baron Oil Plc is a company incorporated in England and Wales and quoted on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. The registered office address is Finsgate, 5-7 Cranwood Street, London EC1V 9EE.

The principal activity of the Group is that of oil and gas exploration and production.

These financial statements are a condensed set of financial statements and are prepared in accordance with the requirements of IAS 34 and do not include all the information and disclosures required in annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Group's annual financial statements as at 31 December 2019. The financial statements for the half period ended 30 June 2020 are unaudited and do not comprise statutory financial statements within the meaning of Section 435 of the Companies Act 2006.

Statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019, prepared under IFRS, were approved by the Board of Directors on 28 April 2020 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies.

2. Basis of Preparation

This consolidated interim financial information have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as adopted by the European Union and on the historical cost basis, using the accounting policies which are consistent with those set out in the Company's Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019. This interim financial information for the six months to 30 June 2020, which complies with IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting', was approved by the Board on 10 September 2020.

3. Accounting Policies

Except as described below, the accounting policies applied are consistent with those of the annual financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2019, as described in those annual financial statements.

The preparation of financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported for assets and liabilities as at the balance sheet date and the amounts reported for revenues and expenses during the period. The nature of estimation means that actual outcomes could differ from those estimates. Estimates and assumptions used in the preparation of the financial statements are continually reviewed and revised as necessary. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that such estimates and assumptions are reasonable, by their nature they are uncertain, and as such, changes in estimates and assumptions may have a material impact in the financial statements.

 

i)    Carrying value of property, plant and equipment and of intangible exploration and evaluation fixed assets.

Valuation of petroleum and natural gas properties: consideration of impairment includes estimates relating to oil and gas reserves, future production rates, overall costs, oil and natural gas prices which impact future cash flows. In addition, the timing of regulatory approval, the general economic environment and the ability to finance future activities through the issuance of debt or equity also impact the impairment analysis. All these factors may impact the viability of future commercial production from developed and unproved properties, including major development projects, and therefore the need to recognise impairment.

 

ii)   Commercial reserves estimates

Oil and gas reserve estimates: estimation of recoverable reserves include assumptions regarding commodity prices, exchange rates, discount rates, production and transportation costs all of which impact future cashflows. It also requires the interpretation of complex geological and geophysical models in order to make an assessment of the size, shape, depth and quality of reservoirs and their anticipated recoveries. The economic, geological and technical factors used to estimate reserves may change from period to period. Changes in estimated reserves can impact developed and undeveloped property carrying values, asset retirement costs and the recognition of income tax assets, due to changes in expected future cash flows. Reserve estimates are also integral to the amount of depletion and depreciation charged to income.

 

 

Baron Oil plc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Interim Financial Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Segmental information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

 

South America

 

South East Asia

 

Total

Six months ended 30 June 2020

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales to external customers

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

_______

 

_______

 

_______

 

_______

Segment revenue

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

Segment result

 

(332)

 

(197)

 

(174)

 

(703)

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total net assets

 

2,067

 

143

 

              -

 

2,210

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

 

South America

 

South East Asia

 

Total

Six months ended 30 June 2019

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales to external customers

 

            -

 

             -

 

             -

 

             -

 

 

_______

 

_______

 

_______

 

_______

Segment revenue

 

             -

 

              -

 

              -

 

              -

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

Segment result

 

(217)

 

(82)

 

(8)

 

(307)

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

1,762

 

135

 

             -

 

1,897

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

 

South America

 

South East Asia

 

Total

Year ended 31 December 2019

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Audited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales to external customers

 

              -

 

              -

 

              -

 

              -

 

 

_______

 

_______

 

_______

 

_______

Segment revenue

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

Segment result

 

(1,575)

 

(57)

 

(42)

 

(1,674)

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets less liabilities

 

320

 

135

 

              -

 

455

 

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

═════

 

 

Baron Oil plc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Interim Financial Information (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Administration expenses

 

6 months to

 

6 months to

 

Year to

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Directors' and employee benefit expense

 

160

 

141

 

258

Share-based payment

 

63

 

                     -

 

                     -

Legal and professional fees

                114

 

                  56

 

133

Other expenses

 

                  30

 

                   30

 

                   51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

367

 

227

 

442

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Loss from operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months to

 

6 months to

 

Year to

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The loss on ordinary activities before taxation includes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auditors' remuneration

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Audit

 

13

 

11

 

21

     Other non-audit services

 

1

 

                     1

 

5

Exploration and evaluation expenditure

 

                     -

 

                     -

 

                 160

Impairment of intangible assets

 

120

 

6

 

                 1,047

Impairment of foreign tax receivables

 

14

 

8

 

(16)

(Profit)/Loss on exchange

 

(37)

 

13

 

41

 

 

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7. Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was no tax expense during the period (30 June 2019: nil; 31 December 2019: nil).

 

 

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Notes to the Interim Financial Information (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Earnings/(loss) per Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months to

 

6 months to

 

Year to

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

Pence

 

Pence

 

Pence

Earnings/(loss) per ordinary share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

(0.02)

 

(0.02)

 

(0.01)

Diluted

 

(0.02)

 

(0.02)

 

(0.01)

 

 

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The earnings/(loss) per ordinary share is based on the Group's loss for the period of £703,000 (30 June 2019: £307,000; 31 December 2019: £1,674,000) and a weighted average number of shares in issue of 3,545,718,838    (30 June 2019: 1,440,221,731; 2019: 1,685,313,686).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Called up Share Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 20 February 2020, the Company issued 735,714,280 Ordinary Shares of 0.025p each at 0.1p per share, plus a further 1,764,285,720 Ordinary Shares of 0.025p each at 0.1p per share on 11 March 2020, together yielding net proceeds after costs of £2,307,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Reconciliation of operating loss to net cash outflow from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months to

 

6 months to

 

Year to

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Profit/(loss) for the period

 

(703)

 

(307)

 

(1,674)

Depreciation and amortisation

 

279

 

6

 

1,047

Share based payments

 

                  63

 

                     -

 

                     -

Income from interest in associated undertaking

 

                  15

 

 -

 

 -

Finance income shown as an investing activity

 

(2)

 

(1)

 

(1)

Foreign currency translation

 

(41)

 

50

 

(4)

(Increase)/decrease in receivables

 

(262)

 

364

 

454

Tax paid

 

20

 

(70)

 

                     -

Increase/(decrease) in payables

 

(44)

 

(520)

 

(546)

 

 

______

 

______

 

_______

 

 

(675)

 

(478)

 

(724)

 

 

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Notes to the Interim Financial Information (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Related party transactions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the period, the Company purchased technical services amounting to £1,346 (30 June 2019: £3,523; 31 December 2019: £9,915) from Tedstone Oil and Gas Limited, a company controlled by Mr Jon Ford, a director.

During the preceding year to 31 December 2019, the Company purchased administrative services amounting to £2,500 (30 June 2019: £2,500) from Langley Associates Limited, a company controlled by Mr Geoff Barnes, who was previously a director. There were no such payments in the six month period ended 30 June 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. Financial Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The unaudited interim financial information for period ended 30 June 2020 do not constitute statutory financial statements within the meaning of Section 435 of the Companies Act 2006. The comparative figures for the year ended 31 December 2019 are extracted from the statutory financial statements which have been filed with the Registrar of Companies and which contain an unqualified audit report and did not contain statements under Section 498 to 502 of the Companies Act 2006.

Copies of this interim financial information document are available from the Company at its registered office at   Finsgate, 5-7 Cranwood Street, London EC1V 9EE. The interim financial information document will also be available on the Company's website www.baronoilplc.com.          

 

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