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Immotion Group PLC - Interim Results for the six months to 30 June 2020

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Immotion Group PLC
30 September 2020
 

30 September 2020

 

Immotion Group plc

 

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

 

Interim Results

 

Immotion Group plc (AIM:IMMO.L), the provider of 'Out of Home' virtual reality ("VR") experiences, is pleased to announce its Interim Results for the six months to 30 June 2020.

 

Highlights

 

·    Revenue for the six months to 30 June 2020: £0.8m (2019: £1.3m)

·    Almost four months of period effectively lost to COVID-19 lockdown

·    Sites began to re-open in July, and August 2020

·    23 Partner sites and 5 IVR sites now open and trading

·    Three new sites have opened since lockdown, including Mandalay Bay

·    Encouraging overall levels of trading at re-opened sites

·    Operating costs reviewed and reduced

·    Un-audited August revenue of £311k

·    Un-audited August EBITDA loss narrowed to circa £30k

·    Initial sales of UVISAN ultra-violet sanitisation cabinets

·    Let's Explore Oceans 'in home' product ready for launch

·    Cash on hand at 25 September 2020 of £1.2m

 

Robin Miller, Chairman of Immotion Group said: "Prior to lockdown, the Company was extremely well positioned to capitalise on its investments. The opening of our largest installation to date, 'Undersea Explorer' at Shark Reef, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, was planned for early April 2020. This along with numerous other planned Partner installs in the pipeline would have taken us past EBITDA breakeven."

 

"Like many leisure orientated businesses, the pandemic has had a very significant impact on trading. I am, however, pleased to report that we have started to see some of our existing sites re-open, along with a number of new sites, including Mandalay Bay, which opened, albeit with a reduced capacity, on 1 August 2020. These openings have enabled our revenues to grow from almost nothing as a direct result of the lockdown, to over £300,000 in the month of August. Overall, where we are allowed to open, the uptake of our offering, even with reduced footfall, is very encouraging. Whilst many sites remain un-opened, we are encouraged by the level of uptake, and the willingness of consumers to engage with our experiences.

 

Our team has been very proactive in launching two new revenue generating products utilising our assets, skills and knowledge wisely. The first, our UVISAN cabinets, was born out of a need to sanitise our own VR equipment.  Our team designed a proprietary UV cabinet capable of cleaning and disinfecting our VR headsets (and a wide range of other equipment) in a matter of minutes.  We have now started third party sales.

 

The second new product is our in-home offering, 'Let's Explore Oceans' due to launch tomorrow, 1 October 2020, which utilises content we have created and invested in over the years, along with a number of new Augmented Reality experiences, to bring consumers a cutting-edge immersive product they can enjoy in the comfort of their home."

 

"These new initiatives along with significant cost reductions are a testament to the team and its ability to react and adapt to the current situation. With our recovering revenues, tight control of costs and new revenue streams, we are confident in our ability to survive this crisis and put the business back on track to profitability."

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014

 

Enquiries

 

For further information please visit www.immotion.co.uk, or contact: 

 

Immotion Group

 

Martin Higginson

David Marks

 

 

Tel: +44 (0) 161 235 8505

WH Ireland Limited

(Nomad and Joint Broker)

 

 

Adrian Hadden 

Darshan Patel

Matthew Chan

 

 

Tel + 44 (0) 207 220 1666

Shard Capital Partners LLP

(Joint Broker)

 

Damon Heath

Erik Woolgar

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7186 9900

Alvarium Capital Partners

(Joint Broker)

Alex Davies

Tel: +44 (0) 207 195 1433

 

 

Overview

 

In early March 2020, the Company was readying to install headsets into a number of new partner locations, including its largest installation to date, an 'Undersea Explorer' 36-seater theatre project at the MGM-owned Mandalay Bay Resort, in Las Vegas.

 

However, by mid-March 2020, the Company began to see an impact on the business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and by 24 March 2020, the majority of our locations were forced to close as much of the world went into a full lockdown. All sites eventually closed and as a consequence, the remainder of H1 saw zero revenue.

 

All our Partner and Immotion VR sites were closed and no new installations occurred. Work at the Mandalay Bay site (which had been scheduled to open in early April 2020) was suspended. This was deeply disappointing as we had expected the original scheduled opening of Mandalay Bay and other new Partner sites would move the Group into a monthly profit at the EBITDA level for the first time in April 2020.

 

The Lockdown Period

 

We anticipated a lengthy lockdown with little or no revenue and carried out an immediate full review of our business. We implemented a programme of cost reductions (including pay cuts for all monthly salaried employees paid £30,000 or more, including Directors) and focused on cash preservation. We applied in both the UK and USA for available government support and undertook a placing of new ordinary shares, which completed in late May 2020, raising £1.2m net of expenses.

 

We have benefitted from the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme in the UK and in the USA we have received $161,000 under the Paycheck Protection Program and $150,000 through the Economic Injury Disaster loan regime (the former received in H1 and the latter since the period end). Repayment of the majority of the Paycheck Protection Program loan is expected to be forgiven by the US government in accordance with the terms of the scheme. We have also secured a £50,000 bounce back loan from the UK Government (also after the period end).

 

One of the challenges the pandemic forced upon us was how to clean VR headsets in a rapid, effective and safe manner at our locations. Anticipating consumer and Partner concerns about hygiene when sites re-open, our team quickly designed and developed our own sanitisation product to service our highest traffic sites, where manual cleaning of headsets would not be practical. This led to the UVISAN cabinet, which uses ultra-violet light to kill bacteria and viruses. Our product has many potential applications and we have now begun to sell it to third parties. This is discussed in more detail below.

 

Given the considerable uncertainty regarding the length of any lockdown and its impact, we decided to accelerate our 'in-home' initiative, utilising our existing content and studio expertise to create a complementary product, which could be sold through direct to consumer channels, as well as through our Partner sites when they re-opened.

 

Post Lockdown (Post Period End Trading)

 

Our first Partner sites began to re-open in early July. At the time of writing we have 23 Partner sites and 5 ImmotionVR units trading.  We were delighted that Mandalay Bay finally opened on 1 August 2020 (though some 4 months later than was expected) and, in the absence of any further lockdowns, we expect it to be a strong contributor even at reduced footfall.

 

At the commencement of lockdown, we had 42 Partner sites in operation; of which 3 will not re-open; but we have completed 3 new installations since lockdown, including Mandalay Bay.  Of our current Partner site portfolio, 4 sites have not yet re-opened and a further 15 are open but have not yet re-opened interactive attractions such as ours.  We are hopeful that more sites will begin to re-open in the coming months.

 

Footfall in general has been very heavily impacted by the pandemic, in large part we believe due to regulatory or self-imposed restrictions on footfall due to social distancing requirements. However, where sites are open, we are seeing good uptake of our offering. Average revenue per headset in the seven weeks from 3 August 2020 across all Partner sites in operation for any part of that period (excluding Mandalay Bay) was £243 which was 74% of that for any sites in operation in any part of the equivalent period in 2019.  Whilst this is not an exact site-by-site comparison, we believe the overall outcome is very encouraging given social distancing and significantly reduced footfall. Partner average revenue per headset in the same period on the same basis was 31% higher than in 2019 when Mandalay Bay is included.

 

Whilst trading conditions remain challenging and uncertain, there have been some encouraging signs. In particular, there does not seem to be a significant resistance amongst customers to using VR headsets. The three new sites we have opened since lockdown, including our Undersea Explorer at Shark Reef Aquarium, Mandalay Bay, have traded well so far. Mandalay Bay is our largest site to date, with a 36 seat VR theatre and an interactive pre-show area.

 

Whilst we still have a significant number of sites closed, or with restricted footfall, un-audited aggregate revenue for August 2020 was £0.3m with the underlying EBITDA loss (after taking the benefit of furlough grants and benefitting from reduction in operating costs) was circa £30k. Revenue can be analysed as follows:

 

 

Partner

ImmotionVR

 

July

2020

August 2020

July

2020

August 2020

Average headsets

57

          116

55

61

Revenue

£45k

£246k

£13k

£50k

Average weekly revenue per headset

£178

£479

£53

£185

 

The monthly central operating cost base (excluding capitalised studio salaries and IFRS 16 charges) has averaged around £215k for July and August 2020 (circa £180k with the benefit of furlough grant).  We continue to look for additional savings, particularly in the area of occupancy costs.

 

Going into lockdown we had a contracted pipeline of 122 Partner headsets (19 locations).  Of those, 46 have now been installed at 3 sites (including 36 at Mandalay Bay).  We remain in discussions with 12 Partners on 64 of the remaining headsets, with only 3 sites (12 headsets) having said they cannot at this stage proceed due to COVID-19 social distancing.  Of the balance we have a mixture of target dates for installs in Q1 2021 (28 headsets; 5 locations) and those that are "on hold" pending recovery in footfall numbers (36 headsets; 7 locations).

 

For obvious reasons we are taking a very cautious approach on new sites and further capex in general. We believe our offering remains attractive to prospective partners and that there is plentiful future opportunity to grow the estate. However, beyond utilising existing stocks on known or selected new opportunities we do not anticipate major expansion in the short term.  

 

With our reduced operating costs, the first priority is working with Partners on those key sites that have not yet re-opened or where performance is lagging and to provide assurance on hygiene and work on any social distancing concerns that remain.

 

 

ImmotionVR

 

We have successfully re-opened 5 sites but will not re-open the others (including the site in the USA). This leaves us with the core of what were the best performing ImmotionVR sites in any case. They performed well in August 2020 and were all profitable at site level. We have now moved all sites to either turnover-based rents or low manageable fixed rents and/or leases terminable at short notice.

 

There are no business rates until April 2021 and VAT has been reduced to 5 per cent, both of which provide an uplift in the short term. This along with careful management of rotas and part time furloughing through until end October allows us to trade these sites at minimal risk and with potential for good profits in school and public holidays and weekends.

 

We are also examining some opportunities for short term pop-ups to cover the Christmas holiday period - which is a further means of utilising our available stock. 

 

 

Let's Explore Oceans

 

As we went into lockdown, it quickly became clear that we should accelerate our 'in-home' plans. With an arsenal of VR content, especially undersea experiences, it was clear this could be used to create a fully connected 'in home' offering, including VR headset and experiences in one, simple to use, boxed product.

 

This exciting new product will be launched tomorrow (1 October 2020).

 

UVISAN

 

We developed the UVISAN cabinet for our own purposes.  It was clear that for our high traffic sites we would need an alternative to manual clean-down of our VR headsets in particular.  We needed something that did not use chemicals or fluids and that safely and rapidly killed pathogens without damaging our equipment. Accordingly, we opted to use ultra-violet light, which is scientifically proven to be effective in killing viruses and bacteria.

 

Our cabinets allow rapid cleaning of not only our VR headsets and headphones but also a very wide range of other products. It is particularly well suited to sanitising sensitive electronic equipment, such as laptops, tablets, notebooks, headphones, microphones as the UV light does not damage these. 

 

Therefore, we began to approach third parties and we have now made initial third-party sales to schools; universities and industrial partners. We also have trials underway with some important industrial and healthcare parties.

 

We have also been asked by a number of parties if we have an ambient UV sanitising product for rooms and surfaces and we are in the process of designing a cost-effective product in conjunction with an educational establishment.

 

Outlook

 

We continue to tread cautiously and are focused on working with existing partners to optimise trading at sites that are open and to do what we can to assist in the re-opening of sites that remain closed. Our first priority is to reach EBITDA and then operating cashflow breakeven.

 

We have invested in developing 'Let's Explore' and 'UVISAN' and believe that these can also begin to contribute in a meaningful way to our fixed costs of operation over the coming months and have the potential to flourish into businesses in their own right.

 

Rather than any major new capex in our Partner estate, we will seek to deploy the stock of machines on hand into sites that are already in our known pipeline or for selected new opportunities, in both cases where we believe that any cost of commissioning will be rapidly recovered.

 

This has been an exceptionally difficult period and we have had to make some tough decisions, including saying goodbye to valued colleagues. We are proud of the resilience and professionalism of our team. We do not expect the road ahead to be easy; we will stay focused and nimble, seeking to balance caution with growth.

 

 

 

IMMOTION GROUP PLC

INTERIM CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

Notes

Six months to

Six months to

12 months to

 

 

30 June 20

30 June 19

31 December 19

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Continuing operations

3

 

 

 

Revenue

 

818

1,280

3,606

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

(789)

(1,154)

(2,509)

 

 

_______

_______

_______

Gross profit

 

29      

126

1,097

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

4

308

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

 

(2,867)

(2,629)

(6,524)

 

 

_______

_______

_______

Operating loss

 

(2,530)

(2,503)

(5,427)

 

 

 

 

 

Memorandum:

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

(1,212)

 

(1,443)

 

(2,494)

Amortisation

 

(352)

(236)

(561)

Depreciation

Share based payments

 

(851)

(64)

(569)

(131)

(1,304)

(171)

Impairment of intangible assets

 

-

-

(458)

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

 

(24)  

(12)

Restructuring costs

 

(27)

(124)

(427)

 

 

______

______

______

Loss from operations

 

(2,530)

(2,503)

(5,427)

 

 

 

 

 

Finance costs

Finance income

 

(45)  

1

(74)

(108)

4

 

 

______

______

______

Loss before taxation

 

(2,574)

(2,575)

(5,531)

 

 

 

 

 

Tax credit

 

58

137

84

 

 

______

______

______

Loss for the period from continuing operations

 

(2,516)

 

(2,438)

 

(5,447)

Profit from discontinued operations

 

-   

44

32

 

 

 

 

 

Loss after taxation

 

(2,516)

(2,394)

(5,415)

 

 

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Other comprehensive income / (expense) for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit / (loss) on translation of subsidiary

 

67

4

(29)

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive expense for the period

 

(2,449)

(2,390)

(5,444)

 

 

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Earnings per share

5  

£0.01

£0.01

£0.01

Basic EPS from continuing operations

 

(0.77)

(1.06)

(2.13)

Basic EPS from discontinued operations

 

-   

0.02

0.01

 

 

______

______

______

Basic EPS from loss for the period

 

(0.77)

(1.04)

(2.12)

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted EPS from continuing operations

 

(0.77)

(1.06)

(2.13)

Diluted EPS from discontinued operations

 

-   

0.02

0.01

 

 

______

______

______

Diluted EPS from loss for the period

 

(0.77)

(1.04)

(2.12)

 

IMMOTION GROUP PLC

INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

capital

 

Share

premium

Retained earnings

Foreign exchange reserve

 Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2018

78

9,999

(3,861)

(16)

6,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive expense for the period

-

-

(2,394)

-

(2,394)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation of overseas subsidiary

-

-

-

4

Issue of new shares

 

22

3,278

-

-

3,300

Issue costs deducted from equity

-

(219)

-

-

(219)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payment expense

-

-

131

-

131

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

Balance at 30 June 2019

100

13,058

(6,124)

(12)

7,022

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive expense for the period

-

-

(3,021)

-

(3,021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of new shares

 

15

2,406

-

-

2,421

Issue costs deducted from equity

-

(154)

-

-

(154)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payment expense

-

-

40

-

40

 

Currency translation of overseas subsidiary

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(33)

 

(33)

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

Balance at 31 December 2019

115

15,310

(9,105)

(45)

6,275

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

Total comprehensive expense for the period

 

-

 

-

 

(2,516)

 

-

 

(2,516)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation of overseas subsidiary

-

-

-

67

67

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of new shares

37

4,164

-

-

4,201

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue costs deducted from equity

-

(328)

-

-

(328)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payment expense

-

-

64

-

64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

Balance at 30 June 2020

152

19,146

(11,557)  

22 

7,763

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMMOTION GROUP PLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

as at 30 June 2020

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

Notes  

30 June 20

30 June 19

31 December 19

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

2,638

1,838

2,395

Right of use assets

 

580

914

737

Intangible assets

6    

3,971

4,517

4,020

 

 

______

______

______

Total non-current assets

 

7,189

7,269

7,152

 

 

______

______

______

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

Inventories

 

 

 

147

 

Trade and other receivables

 

668

1,139

803

Cash and cash equivalents

 

1,811

737

474

 

 

______

______

______

Total current assets

 

2,479

2,023

1,277

 

 

______

______

______

Total assets

 

9,668

9,292

8,429

 

 

______

______

______

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(947) 

(864) 

(1,060)

Finance leases

 

(340) 

(559) 

(401)

Bank overdraft and loans

 

(180) 

(156) 

(101)

Deferred tax

 

(7)  

(38)  

     (27)

Contract liabilities

 

(12) 

(113) 

(14)

 

 

_______

_______

_______

Total current liabilities

 

(1,486)

(1,730)

(1,603)

 

 

_______

_______

_______

Total current net assets / (liabilities)

 

993  

293 

(326)  

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Bank loans

Finance leases

Other payables

 

(95)

(324)

-  

   (88)

(435)

(17)

(55)

 (496)

-  

 

 

_______

_______

_______

Total non-current liabilities

 

(419)

(540)

(551)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_______

_______

_______

TOTAL NET ASSETS

 

 7,763    

 7,022    

6,275

 

 

_______

_______

_______

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL AND RESERVES

ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUITY HOLDERS OF THE PARENT

 

 

 

 

Issued share capital

7     

152

100

115

Share premium account

7     

19,146

13,058

15,310

Foreign exchange reserve

 

22 

(12)

(45)

Retained earnings

 

(11,557)

(6,124)

(9,105)

 

 

_______

_______

_______

 

 

7,763

_______

 

7,022

_______

 

6,275

_______

 

 

 

IMMOTION GROUP PLC

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

Six months to

Six months to

12 months to

 

30 June 20

30 June 19

31 December 19

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Loss before tax including discontinued operations

(2,574)

(2,531) 

(5,499)

 

 

 

 

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Share based payments

64

131

171

Depreciation

851

569

1,302

Loss on disposal of fixed assets

24

-   

12

Amortisation

352

236

561

Impairment of intangible assets

-

-  

458

Finance costs

45

74

108

Finance income

(1)

-  

(4)

Foreign exchange on retranslation of fixed assets

(101)

(11) 

(32) 

Foreign exchange loss

67   

4   

(29)

Taxation refund received

-

-  

289 

 

_____ 

_____

_____

Operating loss before changes in working capital and provisions

(1,273) 

(1,528) 

(2,663)

 

 

 

 

Increase in stocks

-  

(14) 

133 

Decrease in trade and other receivables

173

357  

339 

Decrease in trade and other payables

(113)

(117) 

(55) 

 

_____ 

_____

_____

Cash flows used in operating activities

(1,213) 

(1,302) 

(2,246)

 

_____ 

_____

_____

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(931) 

(1,750) 

(2,883)

Purchase of intangible assets

(288) 

(715) 

(1,005)

Disposals of property, plant and equipment

54 

25  

15

Foreign exchange on retranslation of fixed assets

-   

-      

32

 

_____  

_____

_____

Cash consumed by investing activities

(1,165) 

(2,440) 

(3,841)

 

_____ 

_____

_____

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Finance costs

(45) 

(74)        

(108) 

Finance income

2  

4

New Loans and finance leases

174 

1,063      

1,166

Loan repayments

(55)     

(91) 

(560) 

Finance lease repayments

(233) 

(213) 

-

Issue of ordinary shares

4,201 

3,300  

5,721

Costs on issue of shares

(328)     

(219) 

(373)

 

Cash generated by financing activities

_____

3,715 

_____

3,768  

_____

5,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCREASE/ (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH

EQUIVALENTS

1,337 

---------------

26 

---------------

(237) 

---------------

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents brought forward

474 

711 

711

 

_____

_____

_____

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS CARRIED FORWARD

1,811 

737 

474

 

_____

_____

_____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMMOTION GROUP PLC

NOTES TO THE INTERIM REPORT

for the six months ended 30 June 2020

 

1.     Corporate information

 

The interim consolidated financial statements of the Group for the period ended 30 June 2020 were authorised for issue in accordance with a resolution of the directors on 29 September 2020. Immotion Group Plc ("the company") is a Public Limited Company quoted on AIM, incorporated in England and Wales. The interim consolidated financial statements do not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.

 

2.     Statement of Accounting policies

 

2.1   Basis of Preparation

The entities consolidated in the half year financial statements of the company for the six months to 30 June 2020 comprise the company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as "the Group").

 

The interim consolidated financial statements do not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Group's annual audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019.

 

The directors are satisfied that, at the time of approving the consolidated interim financial statements, it is appropriate to adopt a going concern basis in accordance with the recognition and measurement criteria  of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as adopted by the European Union.

 

2.2   Accounting Policies

 

The interim results' announcement has been prepared in accordance with IFRSs, International Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, as adopted by the European Union, and with those parts of the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies preparing their accounts under IFRSs.  The consolidated financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention.

 

The principal accounting policies adopted in the preparation of these interim consolidated financial statements are consistent with those followed in the preparation of the Group's annual audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019, except for the new and revised IFRSs effective 1 January 2020.  None of the amendments adopted on 1 January 2020 have had a material impact on the interim consolidated financial statements of the Group.

 

The preparation of these consolidated half year financial statements requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expense. Actual results may differ from these estimates in preparing these consolidated half year financial statements.

 

Going concern - the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the Group has been considered in the preparation of these interim consolidated financial statements. At the reporting date income generation has re-commenced; the Group has adopted new distancing and cleansing processes; and the directors remain confident in the long-term future performance of the Group, whilst recognising that continuous monitoring of, and adjustment to, the effects of COVID-19,  will be essential. In reaching their conclusion, the Directors considered the financial position of the Group, and the forecast trading, for 12 months from the reporting date. The forecasts assume a staged recovery back to pre-COVID-19 trading conditions and no further widespread lockdowns throughout the period.

 

  Impairment of intangible assets and goodwill - recoverable amounts are based on value in use calculations using   

     management's best estimate of future performance. On the basis of the forecast cash flows prepared it is concluded

     that no impairment of intangible assets and goodwill is required.

 

 

 

 

 

Recently applied accounting standards and interpretations adopted

 

IFRS 16

 

Effective 1 January 2019, IFRS 16 replaced IAS 17 Leases and IFRIC 4 Determining Whether an Arrangement Contains a Lease. IFRS 16 provides a single lessee accounting model, requiring the recognition of assets and liabilities for all leases, together with options to exclude leases where the lease term is 12 months or less, or where the underlying asset is of low value.

 

The Group adopted IFRS 16 using the modified retrospective approach with recognition from the transitional date (1 January 2019) without restatement of comparative figures.

 

As a lessee, the Group previously classified leases as operating or finance leases based on its assessment of whether the lease transferred substantially all of the risks and rewards of ownership. Under IFRS 16, the Group recognises right-of-use assets and lease liabilities, except where the lease is of low value, or the lease term is 12 months or less. The lease liabilities are measured at the present value of the required lease payments at commencement, discounted using the Group's incremental borrowing rate, considered to be 6%.

 

Government grants and assistance

 

      The Group has applied IAS 20 - Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance - in relation to Government grants received in the period to 30 June 2020 (further details in Note 4). No government grants or assistance were received in prior periods.

 

In accordance with IAS 20 the accruals method of accounting has been adopted.

 

•      grants in recognition of specific expenses are recognised in profit or loss in the same period as the relevant expenses;

•      grants related to depreciable assets are recognised in profit or loss over the periods and in the proportions in which depreciation expense on those assets is recognised; and

•      grants related to non-depreciable assets which require the fulfilment of certain obligations are recognised in profit or loss over the periods that bear the cost of meeting the obligations.

 

 

 

3.     Segment Information

 

The Group's primary reporting format for segment information is business segments which reflect the management reporting structure in the Group.

 

6 months to 30 June 2020

 

 

 

*Admin expenses exclude depreciation, amortisation, loss on disposal, restructuring costs, finance costs and income, taxation and share based payments.

 

3.     Segment Information (continued)

 

 

External revenue by location of customer

Location of assets

Net tangible capital

expenditure by location

 of assets

 

30-Jun-20

Continuing

30-Jun-19

Continuing

31-Dec-19

Continuing

30-Jun-20

30-Jun-19

31-Dec-19

30-Jun-20

30-Jun-19

31-Dec-19

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

345

719

1,599

7,449

7,612

6,437

239

592

1,182

United States of America

 

301

348

1,031

1,988

1,445

1,698

692

898

1,358

Netherlands

-

77

422

-

-

-

-

-

China

7

34

156

12

-

14

-

-

17

Australia

85

23

187

41

18

52

-

18

73

Germany

9

14   

83  

33

34

43

-

40

65

Spain

12

-   

-

-

-

United Arab Emirates

39

8

55

74

123

95

-

141

83

Japan

-

5

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

Estonia

-

1

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Portugal

-

(17)  

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

France

5

6

-

8

-

-

9

Saudi Arabia

29

56 

62

65

60

82

-

61

96

Eire

1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

Total

818

1,280

3,606

9,668

9,292

8,429

931

1,750

2,883

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

_____

                                               

More than 10% of revenue was generated from one customer. This has been recognised within the ImmotionVR and Partners' revenues. 

 

Total revenues for the period to 30 June 2020 from 10% plus customers:

 

 

£'000

USA

123 

UK

192 

 

 

Total

315

 

4.     Other Income

            

Other income for the period of £308k includes £259k received from the UK Government under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and £49k of property rental income.

 

The government grant of £259k covered 80% of the payroll costs incurred in April, May and June 2020 of furloughed employees.

 

The Group is satisfied that it has met all the conditions relating to these grants and that no liability for repayment of the grants exists.

 

The Group has not benefited from any other Government grants or assistance in the period to 30 June 2020 or in any prior periods of account.

 

5.     Earnings per share


The calculation of the group basic and diluted loss per ordinary share is based on the following data:

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

Six months to

Six months to

12 months to

 

 

 

 

 

30 June 20

30 June 19

31 Dec 19

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

The earnings per share is based on the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing earnings post tax loss attributable to shareholders

(2,516)

(2,438)

(5,447)

 

 

 

 

Discontinued earnings post tax earnings attributable to shareholders

-    

44

32 

 

 

 

 

 

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    ========= ======    

========== ====       

Basic weighted average number of shares

328,286,069

230,119,542

255,564,704

Diluted weighted average number of shares

328,286,069

230,119,542

255,564,704

 

    ========= ======    

======== ======    

             ==============       

 

 

 

 

 

£0.01

£0.01

£0.01

Basic earnings per share

(0.77)

(1.04)

(2.12)

Diluted earnings per share

(0.77)

(1.04)

(2.12)

 

=========

==========

=========

Continuing earnings per share

(0.77)

(1.06)

(2.13)

Continuing diluted earnings per share

(0.77)

(1.06)

(2.13)

 

=========

==========

=========

Discontinued earnings per share

0.02

0.01 

Discontinued diluted earnings per share

0.02

0.01 

 

=========

==========

=========

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per ordinary share has been calculated using the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period. The weighted average number of equity shares in issue in the period to 30 June 2020 was 328,286,069.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.     Intangible Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other intangible assets

Goodwill acquired on acquisition

Development costs

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2020

539

2,438

1,973

4,950

Additions

2

-

286

288

Foreign exchange adjustment

-

-

26

26

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

At 30 June 2020

541

2,438

2,285

5,264

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

Amortisation

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2020

422

-

508

930

Charge

58

-

294

352

Foreign exchange adjustment

-

-

11

11   

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

At 30 June 2020

480

-

813

1,293

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June 2020

61

2,438

1,472

3,971

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

 

 

 

31 December 2019

117

2,438

1,465

4,020

 

_____

_____

_____

_____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development costs are fully amortised on a straight-line basis over 3 years.

 

For projects which are still underway and are not ready to be used no amortisation has been charged.

 

Other intangible assets are being amortised principally over a period of 3 years. Domains are amortised over 10 years and the website over 2 years.

 

Goodwill is not amortised.

 

Amortisation is charged to administrative costs in the Statement of Comprehensive Income.

 

 

 

 

7.   Share capital

 

 

Shares issued in the 6 month period to 30 June 2020:

 

 

8.   Related party transactions

 

Brand consultancy services to the value of £6,250 (year to 31 December 2019: £50,437) were invoiced in the period to Immotion Group Plc by S Higginson, the adult son of M J Higginson.  M J Higginson is a director of Immotion Group Plc. There was £nil (31 December 2019: £nil) outstanding at the period end to / from Immotion Group Plc to / from S Higginson.

 

M J Higginson, a director of Immotion Group Plc, is a director and controlling shareholder of M Capital Investment Properties Limited. Services to the value of £47,938 (year to 31 December 2019: £62,500) were invoiced in the period by M Capital Investment Properties Limited to Immotion Group Plc. At 30 June 2020, Immotion Group Plc owed £Nil (31 December 2019: £Nil) to M Capital Investment Properties Limited.

 

R Miller, a director of Immotion Group Plc, is a director of Robin Miller Consultants Ltd. In the period, services totalling £7,500 (year to 31 December 2019: £15,112) were billed to Immotion PLC from Robin Miller Consultants Ltd. At 30 June 2020, £1,250 (31 December 2019: £1,250) was owing from Immotion Group Plc to Robin Miller Consultants Ltd.

 

M J Higginson and R Miller, directors of Immotion Group Plc, are directors of Digitalbox Plc, the parent company of Digitalbox Publishing Limited. Services to the value of £1,532 (year to 31 December 2019: £17,437) were invoiced in the period by Digitalbox Publishing Limited to Immotion Group Plc. At 30 June 2020, Immotion Group Plc owed £Nil (31 December 2019: £4,672) to Digitalbox Publishing Limited.

 

D Marks, a director of Immotion Group Plc, was advanced a loan in a prior period by the subsidiary Immotion Studios Limited. Interest is charged on the loan at 3% per annum. At 30 June 2020, D Marks owed £15,523 (31 December 2019: £15,343) inclusive of interest.

 

E Stanyon, adult step-daughter of M J Higginson, a director of Immotion Group Plc, was advanced a loan in a prior period by the subsidiary Immotion Studios Limited. Interest is charged on the loan at 3% per annum. At 30 June 2020, E Stanyon owed £8,388 (31 December 2019: £8,291) inclusive of interest.

 

The total amounts paid to key management personnel during the period was £275,151. The key management personnel are considered to be the directors of Immotion Group Plc.

 

9.   Seasonality

 

The Group's activities are not subject to significant seasonal variation. 

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