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Grafenia plc - Half-year Report

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Grafenia plc
27 November 2019
 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 ("MAR"). With the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

27 November 2019

 

Grafenia plc

("Grafenia", "the Group" or "the Company")

 

Unaudited Interim Results for the period ended 30 September 2019

 

 

Financial highlights


Six months to

30 September

2019

Six months to

30 September

2018

Turnover

£8.41m

£8.31m

EBITDA*

£0.02m

£(0.44)m

Operating Loss

£(1.01)m

£(1.36)m

Loss before Tax

£(1.20)m

£(1.44)m

Tax

£0.12m

£0.18m

Total Comprehensive Loss

£(1.08)m

£(1.26)m




EPS

(1.17)p

(1.75)p




Capital Expenditure (excluding acquisitions and IFRS 16 adjustments)

£0.65m

£0.22m




Bank Cash

£2.54m

£1.62m

Net Debt**

£(0.25)m

£(1.06)m

 

*Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation

**Net debt is the net of cash and cash equivalents less other interest-bearing loans and borrowings, excluding the impact of IFRS 16 on finance lease liabilities of £2.18m

 

Operational highlights

●              Nettl network reaches 235 locations around the world

●              Nettl Company Stores revenue grows by 20%

●              Successful consolidation of two factories into one

●              New printing press generating operational savings

●              Placing of £4.01m completed to support sign roll-up strategy

 

 

For further information:

 

Grafenia plc


 

Peter Gunning (CEO)

+44 7973 191 632

Jan Mohr (Chairman)

+49 175 734 2740

Simon Barrell (Interim Finance Director)

+44 7850 934 204



Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and broker)

+44 203 328 5656

David Hart / Liz Kirchner / Nicholas Chambers


 

 

 

 

Interim Statement

It's been three brief months since we published our annual report. In that time, we've continued to execute the strategy we said we would. To build, buy and licence.

 

We're rolling-up sign businesses and building performance in our company-owned Nettl stores. We're launching new services, developing new products and licencing our brands and systems to others. During the interim period, revenues have grown in all of those parts of our business and our confidence increases that we have the right strategy. It's far from an easy time to be in business. We sell B2B and it's difficult to think of a more uncertain time for our clients, particularly how the current political environment is messing with their day-to-day decision-making.

 

Nevertheless, we've continued to invest in the future. During the first half we've completed significant heavy-lifting in our main production hub. That's an investment in future cost-savings and available capacity. Whilst it's had some positive impact in the first half, we expect to see the bulk of the benefit in the second half and in future years.

 

Trading Results and Cash

Turnover during the six-month period increased to £8.41m (2018: £8.31m). Gross profit was flat at £4.35m (2018: £4.35m). Whilst this slightly decreased as a percentage of sales to 51.8% (2018: 52.4%), it doesn't tell the full story. Print margins continue to erode, as input costs have risen and trade prices pursue their race to the bottom. However, services, subscription and licence income has increased, which masks a greater fall in other parts of the business.

 

EBITDA, which is profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, increased. It was just above breakeven at £0.02m (2018: loss £0.44m). We've got IFRS 16 to thank for some of that, as £0.22m of lease payments moved out of operational costs and were replaced with £0.19m of depreciation and £0.07m of interest charges. Our loss after tax reduced to £1.08m compared with £1.26m for the same period last year.

 

Our overheads decreased to £4.32m compared to £4.76m in the same period last year. Within overheads, staff costs increased to £2.92m (2018: £2.70m) as they now include a full six months of salaries for the three businesses we acquired part-way through the comparative period.

 

Non-recurring income was £0.29m. This included a gain on disposal of a legacy printing press, which we sold in April 2019. It also includes the reversal of a provision against deferred consideration for the purchase of Image Group. As previously announced, we no longer made a payment of £0.22m to one of the vendors of Image Group.

 

At 30 September 2019, the Company had cash of £2.54m (2018: £1.62m) and debt of £4.97m (2018: £2.67m), consisting of £2.39m of asset finance, £2.18m of lease liabilities related to assets capitalised under IFRS 16, and £0.40m of other borrowings. Our operating activities utilised £0.79m of cash (2018: utilised £0.71m) and, during the period, working capital decreased by £0.38m (2018: decreased by £0.28m).

 

Capital expenditure was £0.65m (2018: £0.39m), including building works to consolidate two factories into one. The total also includes £0.33m (2018: £0.35m) which was invested in the ongoing development of our platform which underpins our operations and is licensed to our Partners.

 

It's worth repeating that some of our investments might show as costs in our profit and loss statement. Others show as capital expenditure or M&A consideration in our cash-flow statement. To the Board, they are all compared on the same basis. It doesn't matter if we invest in opening a new country operation for Nettl, buying a machine or increasing our sales teams. We focus on what we hope will get us an attractive cash-payback. This may distort our earnings figures temporarily. For example, the launch of a new Nettl country (as discussed in "Nettl of America" below) creates substantial start-up costs. However, we clearly view this as an investment for the future - but one that has to be booked in our profit and loss statement as a cost.

 

We previously announced in July 2019 that we had raised £4.01m, after expenses, at 14p per share to execute our signs roll-up strategy and develop Nettl of America.

 

Trading Review

We manufacture signs, printing and displays in our own factories. We sell services like website design, search engine optimisation and graphics installation. The kind of things that businesses need to help them grow. We also print banners, business cards, fabric stands, window and vehicle graphics, and other types of marketing, those same businesses use every day. 

 

Our clients come in all sizes, from cafes to castles (yes, that big one). Stadiums to solicitors. Fitness instructors to financial consultants. We love them all equally. We have different sales channels and ways of reaching clients. Through our company-owned Nettl stores and key account managers. Indirectly via resellers, who buy online. And via third party Nettl and printing.com partners, who co-brand their business with ours. They pay us subscription and licence fees to use our brands and systems.

 

Shareholders recently asked what's included in each of our revenue segments, so we thought it useful to explain each in a little more detail than usual.

 

Building our Nettl Company Stores

We own and operate Nettl stores in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Exeter and Dublin. We interact with our clients in a way that suits them. That could be online, offline or more commonly a mixture of the two. These stores are our beacons. They range from 2,000 sq ft to 7,500 sq ft. They're a place to show off displays, signs and printing. A place for clients to be inspired. For them to gather and meet with other businesses. And a place for partners and team members to learn and be trained in new skills. Some stores even have dragon taps in the bathrooms. Why? Because little things like that provoke clients' imagination. It helps them think about ways to make their own workspaces, shops and places, better. The water comes out of the dragon's mouth.

 

Our Superstores in Liverpool and Exeter also manufacture signs and our charming installation teams are based there. Both Superstores were born by acquiring sign businesses, combining them with local Nettl partners and relocating the blended families to new trade counter type premises. They're on trading estates, where white-van-person picks up their screws and timber. And might just be tempted to become multi-colour-wrapped-van-person. We're looking for more superstore locations, as well as opportunities to roll-in other businesses to current Nettl stores. More about that later.

 

In our Company Stores segment, we include sales of printing, signs, displays, design, branding, websites, hosting, domain names and search engine optimisation subscriptions. In fact, everything a Nettl store invoices to end clients.

 

Sales in our Company Stores grew by 20% to £1.44m (2018: £1.20m) in the half year. Over the past two years, a lot has changed across our store network. We rolled in three other businesses during part of the prior year and closed a loss-making 'first generation' store this year. So, if like-for-likes are your thing, we should exclude any stores or parts of the businesses which weren't trading in both years, and like-for-like would have increased by 3%.

 

Licencing Nettl and our brands

As well as our own company stores, we licence Nettl to other graphic professionals. People like print shops, graphic designers, sign businesses, marketing agencies and web designers. They 'bolt-on' a Nettl licence to their existing business. We only partner with established businesses, famous in their neighbourhood. We call them "Brand Partners" because our brands are exposed to their own clients.

 

Partners pay an initial licence fee of typically £2,000. Then they pay a monthly subscription fee. The fee is scaled based on the size of the exclusive territory they'd like. That starts at £299 per month for a Neighbourhood tier, rising to £999 for a larger postcode with higher business density. Their subscription grants them access to a library of marketing collateral. There's a wide range of digital campaigns, brochures, point-of-sale and marketing available. It's all intended to help explain web, print and signs to new and existing clients. Partners join Nettl "Because more customers, old bean" as we like to say. Every business needs new customers to grow. And Nettl partners don't have to think up new campaigns for themselves each month. We do it for them.

 

After classroom training and graduation, they become "Nettl of Their-town". They're listed on nettl.com and use our back-office software system, called 'w3p', to manage efficiently their studio. The Nettl Method makes it easy to handle multiple print, sign and display orders at once. And juggle the demands of building websites, ecommerce shops and online booking systems. To begin with, they co-brand Nettl with their existing name. Over time, as they are slowly seduced by the breadth, depth and frequency of Nettl marketing, many fully adopt Nettl as their sole brand. How much Nettl marketing a partner uses is a critical success factor. The more they use centralised mailing and digital marketing we organise on their behalf, the more likely they are to win new business. And the more value they get from their Nettl partnership. And the less likely they are to leave. Marketing engagement makes up part of a partner's Metascore, which we automatically track. Our performance team uses that to focus and prioritise support.

 

In the early days of Nettl, partners would commit for a minimum 12-month term. Now, the minimum term is five years with an option to break on the 24th month. As partners reach their minimum term, we've been encouraging them to lock-in their rate and territory for longer contracts. We're pleased many do and some have committed for as long as ten years. Retaining partners is clearly important.

 

There are 235 Nettl locations in the world (2018: 210). 177 in the UK and Ireland, 22 in the Netherlands, 12 in France, 10 in the USA, 7 in Belgium, 4 in New Zealand and 3 in Australia. In Europe and America, we support and acquire partners directly. New Zealand and Australia operate under master licence and partners are supported locally.

 

We also licence our printing.com brand in the UK and Ireland. There are currently 77 printing.com subscribers (2018: 100). We have experienced a greater churn from printing.com partners than in previous years. It's getting tougher for businesses to survive by reselling print alone and we continue to encourage partners to follow the trail others have done, to diversify and upgrade to Nettl.

 

Income from Subscriptions and licence fees increased to £1.04m (2018: £0.90m). This segment includes initial licence fees, system usage fees, click charges and monthly licence fees. It also includes the wholesale value of search engine optimisation subscriptions, website hosting, website deployment royalties and stock photography licences where the end client paid one of our partners.

 

Nettl and printing.com partners are hooked into our supply chain. They buy print, displays and signage under a service level agreement. In Europe, we manufacture and distribute product from our Manchester Hub. In other countries, product is mostly manufactured locally under licence.   

 

Sales of print and products to Brand Partners was £1.90m (2018: £2.08m). This segment includes the wholesale price of printing, fabric displays, signage and similar physical products. Trade print prices continue downward, as sector overcapacity results in heavy discounting. Whilst volume from Nettl partners has held steady, revenue from printing.com partners has decreased over time.

 

Nettl of America

Just before the start of the half year we launched Nettl of America. Federal law required us to licence Nettl as a franchise. In other countries, partners sign a simple licence agreement. In the US, prospective franchisees have to agree to read a 200+ page franchise disclosure document and sign to say they received it. And then there are strict waiting times before they can sign a franchise agreement. We expected this would slow down the gestation period, which it has. However, we think the opportunity is worth the effort.

 

Our original franchise acquisition approach didn't behave quite like it has in other countries. Although we've added 10 franchisees so far, we've been testing alternative marketing methods. We've also reset our 'boots on the ground' and trained new acquisition executives. With recent marketing activity completed, we're pleased with our pipeline of potential franchisees and expect to add more founding franchisees in the second half.

 

Other channels

As smaller sign businesses are converted into Nettl Business Superstores, they move to our Company Stores segment. Businesses yet to be rebranded, or those which retain their identity, appear in our Signs revenue segment. In the half year, that segment features just Image Group. Sales were broadly flat at £2.60m (2018: £2.68m). Now we've completed the relocation, we have reorganised the sales teams to focus on growth.

 

Finally, we sell to graphic professionals via online websites. This is a very competitive sector, serviced by much larger players. We redeployed people to other areas last year and sales in our Online and Trade segment have held steady at £1.43m (2018: £1.45m). In the half year, our Marqetspace.com channel was the first printer in the world to offer interest-free 'Buy Now, Pay Later' credit facilities, provided by Klarna Bank. Marqetspace remains an important part of our partner acquisition funnel. We get to meet potential partners this way and build their trust. Then we explain Nettl. And then we invite them to become Nettl. And many have. And we expect more will.

 

Our factory move and press investment

In December 2018, we began the process of decommissioning three old printing presses. As we waved them proshchay to their new lives in Russia, we also said konnichi wa to a new high-end press, delivered from Japan just in time for Christmas. One old press remained until April, just as we switched full production to the new one. As with most technology, there's a learning curve, while operators figure out how to harness their new beast.

 

We talked about our reasons for investing in a new press in the annual report. Six months in, it's worth explaining one of the important metrics in our decision. With each batch of jobs, our team needs to perform a press changeover. This involves the press running with paper to measure and adjust ink settings, to reach the right colour. Our legacy presses took around 400 sheets to 'make-ready', to produce as few as 500 'good' sellable sheets. That paper would be recycled, but truly was a waste of money. When making our press investment decision, we expected to substantially reduce the amount of paper wasted. That's turned out to be the case and now we use less than 100 sheets per change. The team is working on reducing that further. Tweak by tweak, week by week

 

With those old presses gone, they freed up quite a bit of space in our Manchester hub. Ice rink. Basketball court. Dance classroom. All ideas we discounted. Instead, we decided to relocate Image Group's main factory. Despite much eye-squinting, lip-pursing and tutting, we realised there wasn't quite enough space to fit the whole factory in. So, during the summer of 2019 we did some building work to make the impossible, possible. By the end of July, we'd relocated machines and teams. The old factory was vacated and property leases ended in October 2019, so no benefit in H1. We'll feel the full financial benefits in the second half. As well as significant savings on rent, rates and other occupation costs, we are enjoying operational improvements of having everyone in the same building.

 

Acquiring other businesses

As we said in our Annual Report, we continue to look for businesses to roll into Grafenia. In the signs sector, we're looking for larger businesses to convert into regional hubs, or Nettl Works. That's our priority. We're also talking to smaller businesses, with the aim of rolling them into an existing store or converting them into Nettl Business Superstores, like Liverpool and Exeter.

 

In the first half we've met lots of potential acquisition candidates. Some we have quickly discounted as poor cultural fits (the ones who don't like dragon taps). Some have price expectations well beyond our investment criteria (the cheeky, greedy ones). We've started due diligence on some and discovered things that made us walk away (the mysterious, enigmatic ones). And, finally, there are others whom we're getting to know better (the ones we like).

 

Outlook

After the interim period ended, trading has been mostly positive. Some parts of our business have set new sales records. Other legacy parts are performing behind last year. The efforts our team have made to reduce overheads and increase profitability are expected to be weighted to the second half and beyond. And this isn't a finished project. We're relentlessly automating things done manually, or stupidly. And looking for new ways to help clients to get more for their budget.

 

We're still looking for M&A opportunities in our sector. They'd change the size and structure of the Group materially, if they were to progress. But we're not rushing to do deals, so we can say we've done a deal. No deal is… well, you've heard that before.

 

Which is a suitable note to end on. Given the political and economic situation, we still remain cautious on quantifying the outlook. But our goal for the second half is EBITDA breakeven on a monthly run-rate basis and our mid-term goal remains to reach an EBITDA margin of 10-15%.

 

 

 

Jan Mohr                                               Peter Gunning

Chairman                                              Chief Executive Officer

26 November 2019

 

 



 

Unaudited Interim Results for the period ended 30 September 2019

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the six months ended 30 September 2019

 



Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

Continuing Operations

 

Note

Six months to

30 September 2019

Six months to

30 September 2018

Year ended

31 March

2019



£000

£000

£000






Revenue

3

8,410

8,309

15,962

Raw materials and consumables used


(4,056)

(3,957)

(7,417)

Gross profit


4,354

4,352

8,545






Staff costs


(2,922)

(2,709)

(6,077)

Other operating charges


(1,395)

(2,054)

(3,533)

Share based payments


(14)

(26)

(47)

Earnings before interest, tax depreciation and amortisation

 

 

 

23

 

(437)

 

(1,112)






Depreciation and amortisation


(1,031)

(918)

(1,875)

Operating loss


(1,008)

(1,355)

(2,987)






Financial income


7

-

7

Financial expenses


(195)

(82)

(186)

Net financing (expense)


(188)

(82)

(179)






Loss before tax


(1,196)

(1,437)

(3,166)

Taxation


119

181

343

Loss for the period


(1,077)

(1,256)

(2,823)











Total comprehensive expense for the period


 

(1,077)

 

(1,256)

 

(2,823)






Loss per share

8

(1.17)p

(1.75)p

(3.79)p

 



Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

at 30 September 2019



 Unaudited

 Unaudited

Audited


Note

30 September 2019

30 September 2018

31 March

2019



£000

£000

£000

Non-current assets





Property, plant and equipment


5,978

1,949

4,060

Intangible assets


4,104

4,614

4,371

Deferred tax assets


11

-

10

Total non-current assets


10,093

6,563

8,441






Current assets





Inventories


395

466

455

Trade receivables

4

2,969

2,958

2,573

Other receivables


85

107

154

Prepayments


257

240

548

Current tax receivable


269

159

281

Cash and cash equivalents


2,536

1,616

1,354

Total current assets


6,511

5,546

5,365






Total assets


16,604

12,109

13,806






Current liabilities





Other interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

6

 

734

 

1,395

 

1,695

Deferred consideration


315

37

366

Trade payables

5

1,200

1,201

1,488

Other payables and accruals

5

1,217

1,200

1,344

Deferred income

5

64

205

256

Total current liabilities


3,530

4,038

5,149






Non-current liabilities





Other interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

6

 

3,919

 

692

 

2,180

Deferred consideration


-

550

229

Deferred income

5

88

-

36

Deferred tax liabilities


530

584

576

Total non-current liabilities


4,537

1,826

3,021






Total liabilities


8,067

5,864

8,170






Net assets


8,537

6,245

5,636






Equity





Share capital

7

1,135

768

847

Share premium account


7,801

3,151

4,125

Merger reserve


838

838

838

Retained earnings


(1,298)

1,462

(221)

Share Option reserve


61

26

47

Total equity


8,537

6,245

5,636



             

             

             

 



Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders Equity

for the six months ended 30 September 2019 (unaudited)

 


Share

Capital

Share Premium

Merger

Reserve

Retained

earnings

Share based payment reserve

 

Total


£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000








Opening shareholders' funds at 1 April 2018

475

-

838

2,672

-

3,985








Shares issued in the period

293

3,218

-

-

-

3,511

Costs associated with share issue

-

(67)

-

-

-

(67)

Loss and total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

(1,256)

-

(1,256)

Share option reserve

-

-

-

-

26

26

Exchange difference

-

-

-

46

-

46








Closing shareholders' funds at 30 September 2018

768

3,151

838

1,462

26

6,245








Opening shareholders' funds at 1 October 2018

768

3,151

838

1,462

26

6,245








Shares issued in the period

79

984

-

-

-

1,063

Costs associated with share issue

-

(10)

-

-

-

(10)

Loss and total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

(1,567)

-

(1,567)

Share option reserve

-

-

-

-

21

21

Exchange difference

-

-

-

(116)

-

(116)








Closing shareholders' funds at 31 March 2019

847

4,125

838

(221)

47

5,636








Opening shareholders' funds at 1 April 2019

847

4,125

838

(221)

47

5,636








Shares issued in the period

288

3,738

-

-

-

4,026

Costs associated with share issue

-

(62)

-

-

-

(62)

Loss and total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

(1,077)

-

(1,077)

Share option reserve

-

-

-

-

14

14








Closing shareholders' funds at 30 September 2019

1,135

7,801

838

(1,298)

61

8,537








 



 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

for the six months ended 30 September 2019


Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited


Six months to

30 September

 2019

Six months to

30 September

 2018

Year ended

31 March

 2019


£000

£000

£000

Cash flows from operating activities




Loss for the period

(1,077)

(1,256)

(2,823)

Adjustments for:




Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

1,031

918

1,876

Profit on sale of plant and equipment

(101)

(105)

(105)

Release of deferred profit on sale of plant and equipment

 

(29)

 

-

 

(218)

Release of Deferred consideration

(220)

-

-

Share based payments

14

26

47

Net finance expense

188

82

179

Foreign exchange loss

-

46

(70)

Tax income

(119)

(181)

(343)

Operating cash flow before changes in working capital and provisions

 

(313)

 

(470)

 

(1,457)





Change in trade and other receivables

(36)

32

(154)

Change in inventories

60

6

439

Change in trade and other payables

(399)

(314)

214

Cash utilised by operations

(688)

(746)

(958)





Interest paid

(188)

(82)

(179)

Tax received

84

123

97

Net cash outflow from operating activities

(792)

(705)

(1,040)





Cash flows from investing activities




Proceeds from sale of plant and equipment

265

-

265

Acquisition of plant and equipment

(317)

(42)

(480)

Capitalised development expenditure

(174)

(164)

(375)

Acquisition of other intangible assets

(158)

(186)

(325)

Acquisition of subsidiary net of cash

-

(100)

(134)

Net cash used in investing activities

(384)

(492)

(1,049)





Cash flows from financing activities




Proceeds from share issue

3,964

3,444

4,497

Repayment of invoice finance

(987)

(423)

(1)

Net change on vendor loan notes

-

184

-

Payment of loan notes

(211)

(297)

(634)

Payment of deferred consideration

(60)

37

(29)

Payment of finance leases

(348)

(316)

(561)

Net cash inflow from financing activities

2,358

2,629

3,272





Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

1,182

1,432

1,183

Cash acquired on acquisition

-

13

-

Cash and cash equivalents at start of period

1,354

171

171





Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

2,536

1,616

1,354

 



 

Notes

(forming part of the interim financial statements)

1        Basis of preparation

Grafenia plc (the "Company") is a company incorporated and domiciled in the UK.

 

These financial statements do not include all information required for full annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the financial statements of the Company as at and for the year ended 31 March 2019.

 

The comparative figures for the year ended 31 March 2019 are not the Company's statutory accounts for that financial year.  Those accounts have been reported on by the Company's auditors and delivered to the Registrar of Companies.  The report of the auditors was: (i) unqualified; (ii) did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report; and (iii) did not contain a statement under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The Directors review a two-year forecast when approving the interim financial statements to ensure that adequate cash resources are in operational existence to support trading for the foreseeable future.  

 

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 26 November 2019.  

2        Significant accounting policies

The accounting policies applied by the Company in these condensed consolidated interim financial statements are the same as those applied by the Company in its consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2019 with the addition of IFRS 16, Leases.

 

IFRS 16, Leases, has been implemented under the Cumulative Catch Up Approach, and therefore the comparative figures continue to be reported under IAS 17. 

 

The impact on the financial statements on 1 April 2019 has been to recognise a right of use asset within property, plant and equipment and equivalent finance lease liability of £2,325,907. These leases were previously reported as operating leases within administrative expenses. Interest charged on the finance leases for the period ended 30 September 2019 amounted to £74,429 and is included within finance expenditure. Depreciation charged on the right of use assets amounted to £186,828 for the period.

3        Segmental information

The Company's primary operating segments are geographic being UK & Ireland, Europe and others.  The secondary segmental analysis is by nature of sales channel and service. 

This disclosure correlates with the information which is presented to the Chief Operating Decision Maker, the Chief Executive (CEO), who reviews revenue (which is considered to be the primary growth indicator) by segment.  The Company's costs, finance income, tax charges, non-current liabilities, net assets and capital expenditure are only reviewed by the CEO at a consolidated level and therefore have not been allocated between segments. 

 

Analysis by location of sales


UK & Ireland

 

Europe

 

Other

 

Total


£000

£000

£000

£000

Six months ended 30 September 2019

8,033

205

172

8,410

Six months ended 30 September 2018

7,897

244

168

8,309

 

Year ended 31 March 2019

15,163

447

352

15,962

 

Revenue generated outside the UK is attributable to partners in Australia, Belgium, France, New Zealand, The Netherlands and the USA. No single customer provided the Group with over 6% of its revenue.

DISAGGREGATION OF REVENUE

The disaggregation of revenue from contracts with customers is as follows:


Subscriptions & Licence Fees

Company Studios

Brand Partners

 

Signs

Online & Trade

Total


£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

Six months ended 30 September 2019

1,036

1,445

1,895

2,600

1,434

8,410

Six months ended 30 September 2018

901

1,202

2,080

2,676

1,450

8,309

Year ended 31 March 2019

1,975

2,629

3,577

4,910

2,871

15,962

 

 

4               Trade and other receivables

 


Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited


Six months to 30 September

 2019

Six months to 30 September

 2018

Year ended

31 March

 2019


£000

£000

£000

Trade receivables

3,430

3,320

2,985

Less provision for trade receivables

(461)

(362)

(412)

Trade receivables net

2,969

2,958

2,573

Total financial assets other than cash and cash equivalents classified at amortised cost

2,969

2,958

2,573





Corporation tax

269

159

281

Other taxes

-

-

154

Other receivables

85

347

-

Total Other receivables

354

506

435

Total trade and other receivables

3,323

3,464

3,008



 

 

5        Trade and other payables

 

 

 

Current liabilities


Unaudited

Six months to

30 September

 2019

Unaudited

Six months to 30 September

 2018

Audited

Year ended

31 March

 2019



£000

£000

£000

Trade payables


1,200

1,201

1,488

Accruals


816

817

925

Other liabilities


401

383

419

Total financial liabilities, excluding 'non-current' loans and borrowings classified as financial liabilities measured at amortised cost


 

2,417

 

2,401

 

2,832

Deferred Income


64

205

256

Total trade and other payables


2,481

2,606

3,088






Non-current liabilities





Deferred income


88

-

36

Total non-current liabilities


88

-

36






 

6        Borrowings

 

 

 

Current liabilities


Unaudited

Six months to 30 September

 2019

Unaudited

Six months to 30 September

 2018

Audited

Year ended

31 March

 2019



£000

£000

£000

Bank overdraft


-

15

-

Invoice financing


81

654

1,075

Finance lease


653

239

409

Vendor loan notes


-

487

211



734

1,395

1,695






Deferred consideration


315

37

366






Non-current liabilities





Finance lease


3,919

723

2,180

Vendor loan notes


-

519

-



3,919

1,242

2,180






Deferred consideration


-

-

229






 



 

7        Share Capital

 

On 3 May 2018 the company issued 29,258,331 ordinary shares of £0.01 each at an issue price of £0.12. The difference between the issue price and the nominal value being taken into the share premium account.

 

On 25 March 2019 the company issued 7,868,517 ordinary shares of £0.01 each at an issue price of £0.135. The difference between the issue price and the nominal value being taken into the share premium account.

 

On 12 August 2019 the company issued 28,653,569 ordinary shares of £0.01 each at an issue price of £0.14. The difference between the issue price and the nominal value being taken into the share premium account.

 

On 26 September 2019 an employee, who was a good leaver, exercised options over 187,094 ordinary shares of £0.01 each at an issue price of £0.0775. The difference between the issue price and the nominal value being taken to the share premium account.

 

 



Number of Ordinary Shares

£000

At 31 March 2018


47,557,835

475

Shares Issued on 3 May 2018


29,258,331

293

At 30 September 2018


76,816,166

768

Shares Issued on 25 March 2019


7,868,517

79

At 31 March 2019


84,684,683

847

Shares Issued on 12 August 2019


28,653,569

286

SAYE shares Issued on 26 September 2019


187,094

2

At 30 September 2019


113,525,346

1,135





8           Earnings per share

 

The calculation of the basic earnings per share is based on the loss after taxation divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue, being 92,403,217 for the six months to 30 September 2019 (for the six months to 30 September 2018: 71,671,884; year ended 31 March 2019: 74,504,359). 

 


Unaudited

Six months to

30 September 2019

Unaudited

Six months to

30 September 2018

Audited

Year ended

31 March

2019


£000

£000

£000

Loss after taxation for the period

(1,077)

(1,256)

(2,823)





Weighted average number of shares in issue

92,403,217

71,671,884

 

74,504,359

Basic earnings per share

(1.17)p

(1.75)p

(3.79)p



Share options had no dilutive effect on the weighted average number of shares and therefore no diluted earnings per share have been stated.

 

9. Dividend

The Directors are not declaring an Interim Dividend (2018: Nil).

 

The Company's half yearly report will shortly be sent to shareholders and will be made available on the Company's website www.grafenia.com.


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