Brand Architekts Grp

Half-year Report

RNS Number : 6538G
Brand Architekts Group PLC
31 March 2022
 

Brand Architekts Group plc 

 

("Brand Architekts" or the "Group")

 

Interim results

 

 

Brand Architekts Group plc, a market leader in the development and supply of beauty and personal care brands, announces its interim results for the 6-month period ended 31 December 2021.

 

Business highlights:

 

·

Progress and focus on the implementation of the four strategic pillars: brand development; brand reach; ESG; the unexpekted - to achieve the Project 50 goal. 

·

Continued distribution gains for Super Facialist including Morrisons and Look Fantastic and Dirty Works internationally. After a successful trial period Super Facialist will be launching 14 products into 200+ Tesco stores in June 2022.

·

The successful relaunch of Root Perfect resulted in strong distribution gains in 300+ Normal stores (a pan European retail chain) across Europe and Morrisons. Following the renegotiation of retailer exclusive distribution, we expect to see strong distribution gains in H1 2022/23.

·

Relaunched seven brands in September & October 2021 (Dr Salts; Root Perfect; Argan +; SenSpa; Kind Natured; Happy Naturals; Beautopia). The benefits of the relaunch (new designs, formulations and environmentally friendly packaging) will be seen in H2 and beyond.

·

The pandemic and broader macro economic & supply chain headwinds, resulted in a temporary margin squeeze and a delay in several of the brand relaunches.

·

The launch of our own marketplace www.theunexpektedstore.com at the end of September 2021 , thereby moving away from the complexity and inefficiency of eight silo DTC sites.

 

Financial highlights:

 

·

Revenues for the period of £7.4m, a decline of 19% on the prior year (£9.0m) as a result of delays to brand relaunches landing in store and planned product range rationalisation.

·

Underlying Gross Profit Margin1 of 32.5% (H1 2021: 36.3%) impacted primarily by increased freight charges on Christmas gift product range sourced from China.

·

Loss before tax of £1.1m (H1 2021: profit before tax of £0.4m) absorbing additional freight charges and also increased marketing spend for theunexpektedstore.com marketplace launch.

·

Net cash position as at the period end was £17.3m reflecting an additional £1.0m contribution to the Group's defined benefit pension scheme and planned capex investment in the new DTC marketplace.

 

 

 

H12022

H12021

Revenue (Note 2 of financial statements)

£7.4m

£9.0m

Underlying operation (loss)/profit1

£(0.8)m

£0.5m

(Loss)/profit before taxation

£(1.1)m

£0.4m

Basic (loss)/earningspershare (Note 4 of financial statements)

(7.7)p

2.3p

Net cash

£17.3m

£19.0m

 

 

 

¹ Underlying gross profit is calculated before exceptional items

2 Underlying operating (loss)/profit is calculated before exceptional items, share-based payments and amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles.

 

 

Quentin Higham, Chief Executive, commented:

"Throughout the period we have focused on implementing our four strategic pillars, which will ultimately enable the Group to reach its Project 50 goal. Our plans to relaunch seven of our brands were impacted by retail headwinds created by the COVID pandemic, which resulted in three key retailers delaying the brand relaunches by three months. In addition, cost price increases throughout the supply chain, including freight, raw materials, componentry and energy impacted our short term performance.

We are confident that effectively implementing our brand reach and brand development strategies will drive growth in the future. We are pleased with the launch of our marketplace theunexpektedstore.com, which enables us to offer consumers a fully omnichannel solution. In the second half of the year, we will look to accelerate our digital first strategy and build out further distribution gains, as we seek to add scale to our business. We have also been working hard to offset many of the price increases though the supply chain to normalise our margins. Whilst challenges remain in the markets in which we operate we remain confident in our strategy and the Group's ability to achieve our aims."

 

For further information please contact:

 

Brand Architekts Group PLC

Quentin Higham / Tom Carter

 

 

via Alma 

Singer Capital Markets

Shaun Dobson / Jen Boorer

(Nominated adviser and broker)

0207496 3000

Alma PR

Josh Royston / Sam Modlin

 

0203 405 0205

 

CEO's Review

 

The trading environment throughout the last six months has continued to be challenging, with the impact of COVID and the well publicised supply chain issues effecting retailers' buying patterns, freight costs and therefore margin. We have focused on implementing our four strategic pillars, so that we can position ourselves to take advantage of future opportunities. Despite these headwinds, I am pleased with the operational progress that has been made in the first half of the year. We will be focusing on securing omnichannel distribution gains and implementing a digital mindset, so that we can ultimately deliver our Project 50 goal.  

 

Key achievements include:

 

·

Relaunched seven brands in September & October 2021 (Dr Salts; Root Perfect; Argan +; SenSpa; Kind Natured; Happy Naturals; Beautopia). The benefits of the relaunch (new designs, formulations and environmentally friendly packaging) will be seen in H2 and beyond.

·

The successful relaunch of Root Perfect resulted in strong distribution gains in 300+ Normal stores across Europe and Morrisons.

·

Continued distribution gains for Super Facialist (Morrisons; Look Fantastic) and Dirty Works Internationally. After a successful trial period Super Facialist will be launching 14 products into 200+ Tesco stores in June 2022.

·

Launched our own marketplace www.theunexpektedstore.com at the end of September 2021 .

 

Performance review

 

Net sales for the period were £7.4m, a decrease of 19% on the prior year (H1FY 2021: £9.0m). This decline was as a result of two factors; firstly key retailers delaying the implementation of our brand relaunches, caused by the COVID pandemic  and secondly planned rationalisation of our product ranges by 25% to optimise our productivity. With many of our brands needing to be relaunched and product ranges rationalised to reflect consumer demand and improve productivity, this delay meant that sales for the first three months were affected, as stocks of the previous ranges were run down. The impact of these delays was felt across both the high street and grocer retailers, which remain our dominant revenue generators.

 

International sales increased, with Root Perfect rolling out to 300+ Normal stores in Europe and Dirty Works launching in Peru. We also increased both our e-commerce (Amazon and Look Fantastic) and international sales but not significantly enough to counter the high street impact.

 

Gross margin in the period was significantly impacted and declined to 32.5% versus 36.3% in the prior year period (on an adjusted basis). This reflects a wide range of cost pressures felt throughout our supply chain, that we could not pass onto retailers due to previously agreed pricing commitments. The main impact was the significant increase in shipping container costs for goods from overseas (principally Christmas Gift Sets and bath salts), which at the time of shipping were 500% higher than historical prices. Alongside this we have had to contend with other significant cost increases throughout the supply chain, notably in raw materials, componentry and energy. As we enter the second half and as we approach Christmas 2022 planning, we plan to offset the majority of these costs.

 

The Company experienced a first half loss before tax of £1.1m (H1FY 2021: profit of £0.4m).

 

Net cash decreased by £1.7m, as a result of a £1.0 million contribution to the defined benefit pension scheme and the factors detailed above. The Company still enjoys a very strong net cash position of £17.3m (H1 2021: £19.0m) which positions it well for future growth.

 

 

Progress against the Company's four strategic pillars are outlined below:

 

1.  Brand Development

 

Since 2020/21 we have rationalised the number of brands within the portfolio from 22 to 13 and halved our number of products. We have completed the relaunch of Dr Salts, Root Perfect, Argan +, Happy Naturals, Kind Natured, Senspa, Beautopia, giving them a contemporary look and feel which will help them gain traction with their target audiences and grow market share.

 

Data led insights are vital components of our new product development program and we will be looking to relaunch the balance of our portfolio in 2023. On the back of key brand Super Facialist we will be launching a new sub brand called Super Facialist Clear Skin, targeting teenagers into 220 Superdrug stores in September 2022. This is an exciting brand development initiative and will enable younger consumers to enter into the brand, thereby increasing the brand's lifetime value, whilst at the same time enabling the brand to engage with an increasingly important demographic.

 

The transition towards becoming a digital first business is integral to our future aspirations, and we are making steady progress. Now that many of the brands have been relaunched, we are focussing on creating and developing digital assets which we will be able to use throughout our digital footprint (DTC; e-com and social). This will help build a more engaging profile on our unique marketplace - theunexpektedstore, whilst also attracting consumers on other e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Look Fantastic.

 

Last year saw the company increase its advertising spend on its star brand, Super Facialist, to help drive distribution gains and take advantage of the inherent brand strength. The results to date have been in line with our ambitions and we have been able to substantially increase its distribution network with the range now available through Boots, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco as well as online with Amazon, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique and theunexpekted.

 

Portfolio Management M&A

 

M&A remains a key tenet of our development strategy and the Board has been working hard on identifying and advancing opportunities that meet our investment criteria. Having invested across all areas of operation efficiency and built our platform, theunexpektedstore, we are confident that adding greater scale will significantly advance our strategic objectives.

 

2.  Brand Reach

 

We are making good progress in implementing an omnichannel strategy, so that our consumers can buy our products wherever (online and offline) and whenever they want. In tandem with our brand relaunch program, we have worked hard to exit the constrictive exclusive agreements that were in place across most of our brand portfolio. Our focus in the second half of this year will now be on widening distribution. After a successful trial period in Tesco's 34 Beauty stores, Super Facialist will be launching 14 products into 200+ Tesco stores in June 2022 (2 products in 500+ stores; 5 products in 300+ stores and 7 products in 200+ stores). We are aiming to replicate the distribution success of Super Facialist, which until a few years ago had been a retailer exclusive, across other brands within the portfolio, in particular Dirty Works.

 

International remains a key strategic focus. We are beginning to see a number of markets that had been severely affected by the pandemic begin to open up and we will be looking to capitalise on our strong relationships with those distributors that want to support and grow a portfolio of our brands and also work with international retailers who have a presence in multiple markets. We launched Root Perfect into 300+ stores across Europe and we will be launching Kind Natured Haircare in the same number of stores in June 2022. Dirty Works distribution increased in multiple markets and we launched the brand into Peru in December 2021.

 

Theunexpektedstore

 

www.theunexpektedstore.com   launched in time for Black Friday & Cyber Monday and now all our brands and products (180+) are featured on the site. We have various initiatives in train that will substantially enhance the site's overall offering & consumer engagement. We are committed to exceed the expectations of everyday beauty. In the second half of the year, we will improve the content of the site by appointing a beauty editor; we will launch a "Friends of" initiative, whereby we can sell non-competing brands that share our values and complement our existing ranges; and we will upgrade the site with our new library of digital assets. Most importantly we will also be launching theunexpekted community, a forum where we will encourage and empower the community to share their feedback on our products efficacy; how we can improve and answer their requests for help and advice. The community will be built on collaboration and will provide a knowledge base of experience, ideas and views. Our mission is to break the mould of everyday beauty and as such we will engage with the community and respond to their needs by making affordable products that meet their needs. These initiatives resonate with our challenger identity and can help to drive a deeper engagement between consumer and brand. We are also confident that theunexpekted will let us scale new products and future acquisitions more quickly and effectively. Going forward the focus will be on building our CRM database; building awareness and engagement and ensuring that we have a positive return on ad spend (ROAS) .

 

3.  Environmental and Societal Responsibility

 

We remain committed to our pledge to ensure that all our plastic and packaging is 100% recyclable, reusable or bio-sourced by 2025. This ambition is firmly at the heart of our business and can be seen through our brand relaunch & new product development programmes, whereby all new lines co ntain a minimum of 30% Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) material; all UK sourced card and outer packaging is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and all products are recyclable.

 

4.  Theunexpekted

 

Over the next few years, we expect theunexpekted to become our culture and way of life, a mantra that we live by as a company. Incorporating our corporate values, we will aspire to become an Unexpekted beauty company. Our goal is to challenge the expectations of ourselves and the market we exist in, unconstrained by conventional thinking or ways of working. We want to innovate and disrupt the beauty industry by giving a voice to our community. Our focus to deliver this will be on the quality and performance of the product, our editorial content and community engagement and how we respond and react to user generated content and recommendations. If the business lives by theunexpekted mantra, we should be in a position for our brands to flourish and challenge.

 

Outlook

 

There have been a number of challenging headwinds in H1, firstly with COVID, then with a wide range of supply chain issues, while we expect cost price pressures to persist particularly with regards to energy prices following recent events in Ukraine. Despite this, we are starting to see progress on a number of fronts. We have a rationalised our portfolio of brands and we have exited the exclusive agreements that saw us tied to individual distribution channels. For the remainder of this year and beyond, we will focus strongly on building distribution gains and take advantage of the hard work done on relaunching many of our brands. This will be combined with creating much stronger brand assets, which will help improve engagement across all channels. We will be advancing our digital first focus and building brand loyalty through the unexpekted community. We also believe that the hard work of the last eighteen months, will enable us to add scale as required and that we are a stronger business as we enter the second half and remain confident in our strategy and the Groups' ability to achieve our aims.  

Group Statement of Comprehensive Income

Periodended

Period ended

Year ended

 

 

31Dec2021

31Dec2020

30June2021

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

Notes

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

2

7,354

9,049

15,875

Costofsales

 

(4,964)

(5,517)

(9,530)

Grossprofit

 

2,390

3,532

6,345

Commercialandadministrativecosts

 

(3,347)

(2,974)

(6,408)

Operating (loss)/profit before exceptional items

 

(957)

558

(63)

Exceptionalitems

 

-

-

(1,600)

Operating (loss)/profit

 

(957)

558

(1,663)

Financeincome

 

1

2

2

Financecosts

3

(99)

(125)

(224)

(Loss)/profitbeforetaxation

 

(1,055)

435

(1,885)

Taxation

 

(250)

(17)

(314)

(Loss)/profitaftertaxation

 

(1,305)

418

(2,199)

 

Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the period:

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified

subsequentlytoprofitorloss:

Remeasurement of defined benefit liability

 

122

(113)

2,786

Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the period

 

122

(113)

2,786

Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the period

 

(1,183)

305

587

 

(Loss)/profitattributableto:

 

 

 

 

Equityshareholders

 

(1,334)

392

(2,253)

Non-controllinginterests

 

29

26

54

 

Total comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to:

 

 

 

Equityshareholders

 

(1,212)

279

533

Non-controllinginterests

 

29

26

54

 

(Loss)/earningspershare

 

4

 

 

 

- basic

- diluted

 

(7.7)p

(7.7)p

2.3p

2.3p

(13.1)p

(13.1)p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Statement of Financial Position

 

 

 

Asat

Asat

Asat

 

 

31Dec2021

31Dec2020

30June2021

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

Notes

£'000

£'000

£'000

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Non-currentassets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment including right-of-use assets

 

 

68

 

130

 

67

Intangibleassets

 

10,161

11,637

10,118

Deferredtaxassets

 

2,299

2,526

2,605

Totalnon-currentassets

 

12,528

14,293

12,790

Currentassets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

2,655

2,251

2,299

Tradeandotherreceivables

 

5,080

4,962

3,651

Cashandcashequivalents

 

17,284

19,026

19,018

Currenttaxreceivable

 

432

413

432

Totalcurrentassets

 

25,451

26,652

25,400

Totalassets

 

37,979

40,945

38,190

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Currentliabilities

 

 

 

 

Tradeandother payables

 

4,786

3,059

2,602

Currenttaxpayable

 

-

25

-

Totalcurrentliabilities

 

4,786

3,084

2,602

Non-currentliabilities

 

 

 

 

Post-retirement benefit obligations

6

9,195

13,195

10,418

Leaseliabilities

 

-

57

-

Deferredtaxliabilities

 

1,459

1,154

1,475

Totalnon-currentliabilities

 

10,654

14,406

11,893

Totalliabilities

 

15,440

17,490

14,495

Netassets

 

22,539

23,455

23,695

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Sharecapital

 

862

862

862

Sharepremium

 

11,987

11,987

11,987

Pension remeasurement reserve

 

(7,680)

(10,701)

(7,802)

Retainedearnings

 

17,189

21,183

18,496

Totalequity

 

22,358

23,331

23,543

Non-controllinginterest

 

181

124

152

Totalequity

 

22,539

23,455

23,695

 

 

 

 

 

Group Statement of Changes in Equity

 

 

 

Sharecapital

Sharepremium

Pension remeasurement reserve

 

Retainedearnings

Non- controlling interest

 

Totalequity

Group

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance as at 30 June 2021

862

11,987

(7,802)

18,496

152

23,695

Non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

29

29

Share-based payments

-

-

-

27

-

27

Transactionswith owners

-

-

-

27

29

56

Lossfortheperiod

-

-

-

(1,334)

-

(1,334)

Othercomprehensiveincome:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurement of defined benefit liability

 

-

 

-

 

122

 

-

 

-

 

122

Totalcomprehensive lossfortheperiod

 

-

 

-

 

122

 

(1,334)

 

-

 

(1,212)

Balance as at 31 December 2021

 

862

 

11,987

 

(7,680)

 

17,189

 

181

 

22,539

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharecapital

 

Sharepremium

Pension remeasurement reserve

 

Retainedearnings

Non- controlling interest

 

Totalequity

Group

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance as at 27 June 2020

862

11,987

(10,588)

20,711

98

23,070

Non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

26

26

Share-based payments

-

-

-

80

-

80

Transactions with owners

-

-

-

80

26

106

Profit for the period

-

-

-

392

-

392

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurement of defined benefit liability

 

-

 

-

 

(113)

 

-

 

-

 

(113)

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

-

 

-

 

(113)

 

392

 

-

 

279

Balance as at 31 December 2020

 

862

 

11,987

 

(10,701)

 

21,183

 

124

 

23,455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

Share premium

Pension remeasurement reserve

 

Retained earnings

Non- controlling interest

 

Total equity

Group

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance as at 27 June 2020

862

11,987

(10,588)

20,711

98

23,070

Non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

54

54

Share-based payments

-

-

-

38

-

38

Transactions with owners

-

-

-

38

54

92

Loss for the year

-

-

-

(2,253)

-

(2,253)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurement of defined benefit liability

 

-

 

-

 

2,786

 

-

 

-

 

2,786

Total comprehensive income for the year

 

-

 

-

 

2,786

 

(2,253)

 

-

 

533

Balance as at 30 June 2021

862

11,987

(7,802)

18,496

152

23,695

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group Cash Flow Statement

 

 

 

Periodended

Period ended

Year ended

 

 

31Dec2021

31Dec2020

30June2021

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cashflowfromoperatingactivities

 

 

 

 

(Loss)/profit after taxation

 

(1,305)

418

(2,199)

Depreciation

 

13

28

7

Amortisation

 

187

138

1,880

Tax charge

 

250

17

314

Finance income

 

(1)

(2)

(2)

Finance cost

 

99

125

224

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

 

(356)

1,473

1,425

(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables

 

(1,429)

(993)

318

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

 

2,185

(300)

(687)

Share-based payment expense

 

27

80

38

Contributions to defined benefit plan

 

(1,159)

(159)

(318)

Cash (utilised in)/generated from operations

 

(1,489)

825

1,000

Finance expense paid

 

(1)

(123)

(28)

Taxation received

 

-

407

381

Net cash flow from operating activities

 

(1,490)

1,109

1,353

Cash flow from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(14)

(13)

(66)

Purchase of intangibles

 

(231)

(61)

(284)

Net cash flow from investing activities

 

(245)

(74)

(350)

Cash flow from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Finance income received

 

1

2

2

Repayment of invoice discounting facility

 

-

(1,132)

(1,132)

Repayment of loans

 

-

(2,095)

(2,095)

Lease payments

 

-

(24)

-

Net cash flow from financing activities

 

1

(3,249)

(3,225)

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

(1,734)

(2,214)

(2,222)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

19,018

21 ,240

21,240

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

17,284

19,026

19,018

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Accounts

Note 1 Basis of preparation

The Group has prepared its interim results for the six-month period ended 31 December 2021 in accordance with the recognition and measurement principles of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the UK and also in accordance with the recognition and measurement principles of IFRS issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.

 

The Directors have considered trading and cash flow forecasts prepared for the Group, and based on these, and the confirmed banking facilities, are satisfied that the Group will continue to be able to meet its liabilities as they fall due for at least one year from the date of approval of the Interim Report. On this basis, they consider it appropriate to adopt the going concern basis in the preparation of these accounts.

 

These interim financial statements do not constitute full statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and are unaudited. The unaudited interim financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 9 March 2022.

 

The consolidated financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention. The accounting policies used in the interim financial statements are consistent with IFRS and those which will be adopted in the preparation of the Group's Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2022.

 

The statutory accounts for the year ended 30 June 2021, which were prepared under IFRS, have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. These statutory accounts carried an unqualified Auditors Report and did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The Group has not changed any of its accounting policies in the 6 months to 31 December 2021.

 

 

Note 2 Segmental analysis

The reportable segments of the Group were aggregated as follows:

 

- Brands - we leverage our skilled resources to develop and market a growing portfolio of Brand Architekts Group owned and managed brands. These include those organically developed plus the acquisitions of the portfolio of brands included in the Brand Architekts acquisition (in 2016) and the Fish brand acquired during 2018.

 

- Eliminations and central costs - other group-wide activities and expenses, including defined benefit pension costs, share-based payment expenses/(credits), amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles, interest, taxation and eliminations of inter-segment items, are presented within "Eliminations and central costs".

 

 

IFRS 15 requires the disaggregation of revenue into categories that depict how the nature, timing, amount and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. The directors have considered how the Group's revenue might be disaggregated in order to meet the requirements of IFRS 15 and have concluded that the activity and geographical segmentation disclosures set out below represent the most appropriate categories of disaggregation.

 

(a)  Principal measures of profit and loss - Income Statement segmental information:

 

 

Periodended 31December2021

 

Periodended 31December2020

 

 

 

Brands

Eliminations and central costs

 

 

Total

 

 

 

Brands

Eliminations and central costs

 

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

UK revenue

5,845

-

5,845

 

7,791

-

7,791

International revenue

1,509

-

1,509

 

1,258

-

1,258

Revenue - external

7,354

-

7,354

 

9,049

-

9,049

Revenue - internal

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total revenue

7,354

-

7,354

 

9,049

-

9,049

Underlying operating (loss)/profit

(208)

(602)

(810)

 

1,155

(629)

526

Charge for share-based payments

(6)

(21)

(27)

 

(14)

(66)

(80)

Amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles

-

(120)

(120)

 

-

(138)

(138)

Exceptional items included in cost of sales

-

-

-

 

250

 

250

Net borrowing costs

-

(98)

(98)

 

(5)

(118)

(123)

(Loss)/profit before taxation

(214)

(841)

(1,055)

 

1,386

(951)

435

Tax (charge)/credit

-

(250)

(250)

 

(25)

8

(17)

(Loss)/profit for the period

(214)

(1,091)

(1,305)

 

1,361

(943)

418

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)  Other Income Statement segmental information:

 

The following additional items are included in the measures of underlying profit and loss reported to the CODM and are included within (a) above:

 

Periodended31December2021

 

Brands

Eliminations and central costs

 

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Depreciation

13

-

13

Amortisation

-

187

187

 

 

 

 

Periodended31December2020

 

Brands

Eliminations and central costs

 

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Depreciation

28

-

28

Amortisation

-

138

138

 

 

 

 

 

(c)  Principal measures of assets and liabilities:

 

The Groups assets and liabilities are managed centrally by the CODM and consequently there is no reconciliation between the Group's assets per the Statement of Financial Position and the segment assets.

 

(d)  Additional entity-wide disclosures:

 

The distribution of the Group's external revenue by destination is shown below:

 

Geographicalsegments

Periodended

Period ended

Year ended

 

31Dec2021

31 Dec 2020

30June2021

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

UK

  5,845

7,791

13,447

EuropeanUnioncountries

603

373

970

RestoftheWorld

906

885

1,458

 

7,354

9,049

15,875

 

 

 

 

In the period ended 31 December 2021, the Group had three customers that exceeded 10% of total revenues, being 16.8%, 13.0% and 10.2% respectively. In the period ended 31 December 2020, the Group had two customers that exceeded 10% of revenues, being 24% and 11.8% respectively.

 

 

 

Note 3 Finance costs

 

 

Periodended

Periodended

Year ended

 

31Dec2021

31Dec2020

30June2021

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Bankloansandoverdrafts

1

27

28

Pension plan notional finance charge

98

98

196

 

99

125

224

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note 4 Earnings per share

 

 

Period ended

Period ended

Year ended

 

31Dec2021

31 Dec 2020

30June2021

 

     (unaudited) 

(unaudited)

(audited) 

Basicanddiluted

 

 

 

(Loss)/profitattributabletoequityshareholders(£'000)

(1,334)

392

(2,253)

Basicweightedaveragenumberof

 

 

 

ordinarysharesinissueduringthe period

17,230,702

17,277,146

17,230,702

Dilutednumber ofshares

17,319,702

17,366,146

17,319,702

Basic (loss)/earningspershare

(7.7)p

2.3p

(13.1)p

Diluted (loss)/earningspershare

(7.7)p

2.3p

(13.1)p

 

Basic earnings/(loss) per share has been calculated by dividing the profit/(loss) for each financial period by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue in the period.

 

 

Note 5 Notes to Cash Flow Statement

 

(a)  Reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents to movement in net cash:

 

 

Periodended

Period ended

Yearended

 

31Dec2021

31 Dec 2020

30June2021

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

     £'000

  £'000

£'000  

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents in the period

(1,734)

(2,214)

(2,222)

Netcashoutflowfromdecreaseinborrowings

-

3,227

3,227

(1,734)

1,013

1,005

Netcashatthebeginning ofthe period

19,018

18,013

18,013

Netcash attheendof theperiod

17,284

19,026

19,018

 

 

 

 

(b)  Analysis of net cash:

 

Closing

30June2021

 

Cashflow

Closing

31Dec2021

 

    £'000

£'000 

£'000  

Cashatbank andinhand

19,018

(1,734)

17,284

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note 6 IAS 19 'Employee Benefits'

 

Expected future cash flows to and from the Group's defined benefit pension scheme:

 

The Scheme is closed to new members and to further accruals of benefits. It is subject to the scheme funding requirements outlined in UK legislation. The last scheme funding valuation of the Plan was at 5 April 2020 and revealed a deficit of £21,125,000. The deficit reduction payments were based on the actuarial deficit including an allowance for the impact of changes in financial market conditions up to 31 March 2021, which was £15,100,000. The next triennial valuation of the Plan will take place on 5 April 2023.

The deficit reduction payment will be £318,000 per annum for three years to 2024, as well as an additional one-off payment of £1m in 2021, followed by £791,000 per annum for a further 13 years to 2037.

 

In addition, the Company has agreed to meet the cost of administrative expenses and Pension Protection Fund insurance premiums for the Scheme. Anticipated payments by the Company in respect of plan administrative expenses and the Pension Protection Fund premium in the year ending 30 June 2022 are expected to be of a similar order of magnitude to payments in 2021.

 

Payments made by the Company to the Scheme and in respect of Scheme liabilities were:

 

 

Period ended

31 Dec 2021

£'000

Period ended

31Dec2020

£'000

Year ended

30June2021

£'000

Deficitrecoverypayments

1,159

159

318

Schemeadministrativeexpenses

63

69

155

PensionProtectionFundpremium

112

101

165

Total

1,334

329

638

 

 

 

 

 

The amounts expensed in the Group Statement of Comprehensive Income were:

 

Period ended

31 Dec 2021

£'000

Period ended

31Dec2020

£'000

Year ended

30 June 2021

£'000

Inoperatingprofit:

 

 

 

Planadministrativeexpenses

53

69

155

PensionProtectionFundpremium

63

101

165

 

116

170

320

Infinancecosts:

 

 

 

Unwindingofnotionaldiscountfactor

98

98

196

Total

214

268

516

 

 

 

 

 

IAS 19 Employee benefits:

IAS 19 requires a separate valuation of the Scheme on a different basis to the funding valuation referred to above. The key assumptions used were:

 

 

At31December 2021

At31December 2020

At30June 2021

Discountrate

1.95%

1.40%

2.00%

Inflation assumption(RPI)

3.30%

2.85%

3.10%

Inflation assumption(CPI)

2.90%

1.95%

2.75%

 

 

The amounts recognised in the Group Statement of Financial Position were:

 

 

At31December 2021

At31 December2020

At30June 2021

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Presentvalueoffundedobligations

(37,102)

(38,714)

(36,553)

Fairvalueofschemeassets

27,907

25,519

26,135

Deficit

(9,195)

(13,195)

(10,418)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note 7 Announcement of results

 

The   Interim   Report   will   be   sent   to   shareholders   and   is   available   to  members of the public at the Company's Registered Office at 8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington, TW11 8GT and on the Company's website.

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