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Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Adv Medical Solutns.

Interim Results

RNS Number : 7879L
Advanced Medical Solutions Grp PLC
15 September 2021
 


15 September 2021

 

 

Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc

("AMS" or the "Group")

 

Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2021

 

 

Winsford, UK, 15 September 2021: Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc (AIM: AMS), the surgical and advanced woundcare specialist company, today announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021 (the "Period").

 

 

Financial Highlights:

 

 

 


H1

2021

H1

2020

Reported change

Change at constant currency¹

Revenue (£ million)

50.2

39.3

28%

31%

Adjusted Measures





Adjusted² profit before tax (£ million)

12.4

5.3

133%


Adjusted² profit before tax

24.6%

13.5%

11.1pp


Adjusted² diluted earnings per share (p)

4.64

2.16

115%







Reported Measures





Profit before tax (£ million)

11.2

4.3

163%


Profit before tax

22.3%

10.8%

11.5pp


Diluted earnings per share (p)

4.10

1.68

144%


Net operating cash flow (£ million)

13.7

8.8

55%


Net cash 3 (£ million)

61.1

67.9

-10%






Interim dividend per share (p)

0.58p

0.50p

+16%


 

 

 

Business Highlights (including post period end):

 

AMS is pleased to report interim results slightly ahead of the trading update of 7 July 2021 with strong revenue growth, profitability and cash generation despite the residual impacts of COVID-19. The Group made significant regulatory and clinical progress in the Period and continued to invest in developing next-generation products.

 

· Revenue increased to £50.2 million (2020 H1: £39.3 million) as the impact of COVID-19 continues to reduce and many key markets rebuild towards more routine levels of elective surgery. This represents an increase of 28% on a reported basis and 31% on a constant currency1 basis

 

· The Group reports a 133% increase in adjusted profit before tax to £12.4 million (2020 H1: £5.3 million) with a significant improvement in operational leverage resulting from the increased sales volumes

 

· Net cash increased to £61.1 million from a year-end position of £53.8 million (2020 H1: £67.9 million) driven by improved trading and good operational cash flow

 

· Investment in R&D increased to £4.4 million (2020 H1: £3.8 million), representing 8.7% of revenue, as progress was made on key projects across the Group

 

· The US clinical trial to support the Premarket Approval (PMA) for LiquiBandFix8® continues to progress well with patient procedure volumes now sufficient to prepare and submit the PMA clinical module. FDA filing for the device is on track for 2022

 

· The LiquiBand® XL 510(k) application was submitted in the Period with approval expected by the end of 2021

 

· As previously announced, Seal-G® and Seal-G® MIST were awarded CE marks and the first human clinical trials commenced for both products in the Period. Interim study results are expected in early 2022 to support the full commercial European launch planned for 2022

· Good progress was made in integrating Raleigh, acquired in November 2020. Revenues continue to perform in line with initial expectations and it is expected to be earnings enhancing in 2021

 

· Given the Group's strong net cash position and reflecting the Board's continued confidence in the future, the interim dividend is increased to 0.58p per share (2020 H1: 0.50p)

 

· Post period end - Chris Locke was appointed as Chief Technology Officer and Douglas Le Fort was appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director

Commenting on the interim results, Chris Meredith, Chief Executive Officer of AMS, said: " I am pleased to report the continued growth of the business as demand returns towards pre-pandemic levels. During the Period, AMS delivered strong revenue growth, profitability and cash generation, alongside significant regulatory and clinical progress in developing the next generation of innovative products that we expect to drive further growth over the coming years. AMS is in robust financial health to deliver organic and acquisitive growth, and reflecting the confidence of the Board, the interim dividend is being increased for the half year. The addition of Chris Locke and Douglas Le Fort to our team adds considerable R&D and commercial experience that will be valuable as we deliver on our significant growth opportunities. "

- End -

 

Notes

Constant currency adjusts for the effect of currency movements by re-translating the current period's performance at the previous period's exchange rates

2  Adjusted profit before tax is shown before exceptional items which, in 2021 H1 were £nil (2020 H1: £nil), before amortisation of acquired intangible assets which, in 2021 H1, were £1.6 million (2020 H1: £1.1 million) and change in long-term liabilities credit of £0.4 million (2020 H1: credit of £0.03 million) as defined in the financial review. Adjusted operating margin is shown before exceptional items and amortisation of acquired intangible assets.

3  Net cash in 2021 H1 was £61.1 million (2020 H1: £67.9 million) defined as cash and cash equivalents of £61.1 million (2020 H1: £68.4 million) plus short-term investments less financial liabilities and bank loans in 2021 H1 of £nil (2020 H1: £0.5 million)

 

 

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc

Tel: +44 (0) 1606 545508

Chris Meredith, Chief Executive Officer

Eddie Johnson, Chief Financial Officer

Michael King, Investor Relations Manager




Consilium Strategic Communications

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3709 5700

Mary-Jane Elliott / Matthew Neal / Matthew Cole

 


Investec Bank plc (NOMAD) & Broker

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7597 5970

Daniel Adams / Gary Clarence / Patrick Robb


 

 

 

About Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc

 

AMS is a world-leading independent developer and manufacturer of innovative and technologically advanced products for the global surgical and woundcare markets, focused on quality outcomes for patients and value for payers. AMS has a wide range of surgical products including tissue adhesives, sutures, haemostats, internal fixation devices and internal sealants, which it markets under its brands LiquiBand®, RESORBA®, LiquiBandFix8® and Seal-G®. AMS also supplies wound care dressings such as silver alginates, alginates and foams through its ActivHeal® brand as well as under white label. In 2019, the Group made two acquisitions: Sealantis, an Israeli medical device company with a patent-protected sealant technology platform; and Biomatlante, an established developer and manufacturer of innovative surgical biomaterial technologies based in France. In 2020, the Group acquired Raleigh Adhesive Coatings, a leading coater and converter of materials predominately for woundcare and bio-diagnostics products based in the UK.

AMS's products, manufactured in the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Israel, are sold globally via a network of multinational or regional partners and distributors, as well as via AMS's own direct sales forces in the UK, Germany, the Czech Republic and Russia. The Group has R&D innovation hubs in the UK, Germany, France and Israel. Established in 1991, the Group has more than 700 employees. For more information, please see  www.admedsol.com .



 

Chief Executive's Review

 

Surgical Business Unit

 

The Surgical Business Unit includes tissue adhesives, sutures, biosurgical devices and internal fixation devices marketed under the AMS brands LiquiBand®, RESORBA® and LiquiBandFix8®.

 

The ongoing recovery of global elective surgery volumes drove significant revenue growth in the Surgical Business Unit but demand remains below pre-pandemic levels as COVID-19 continues to impact surgical volumes and hospital access, restricting business development activities in all categories. Revenue increased by 42% in the Period to £30.4 million (2020 H1: £21.4 million) and by 45% on a constant currency basis.

 

Surgical Business Unit

2021 H1 £'000

2020 H1 £'000

Reported Growth

Growth at constant currency

Advanced Closure

15,194

8,875

71%

79%

Internal Fixation and Sealants

1,193

967

23%

23%

Traditional Closure

7,265

6,188

17%

18%

Biosurgical Devices

6,725

5,398

25%

24%

TOTAL

30,377

21,428

42%

45%

 

Advanced Closure

LiquiBand® is a range of topical skin adhesives, incorporating medical grade cyanoacrylate in combination with purpose-built applicators. These products are used to close and protect a broad variety of surgical and traumatic wounds.

 

Advanced Closure

2021 H1 £'000

2020 H1 £'000

Reported Growth

Growth at constant currency

Americas

10,372

5,094

104%

117%

UK/Germany

2,846

1,956

46%

45%

Rest of World

1,976

1,825

8%

9%

TOTAL

15,194

8,875

71%

79%

 

Revenues increased to £15.2 million (2020 H1: £8.9 million) representing growth of 71% on a reported basis and 79% on a constant currency basis.

 

US LiquiBand® growth was especially strong driven by increased end sales demand and by the Group's partners now replenishing inventory levels that were reduced during the COVID-19 crisis. Sales of LiquiBand® Rapid, our new accelerated Topical Skin Adhesive technology, continue to grow despite the challenges of COVID-19, including the first major Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) conversion with this technology.

 

The 510(k) for LiquiBand® XL was submitted to the FDA in the Period and the product remains on schedule for approval by the end of the year. Approval would provide access to a new $50 million market and unlock further growth potential in the LiquiBand® business with all partners.

 

The Group has also continued to leverage the LiquiBand® brand in new geographies and has selected a partner in India following approval in 2020, with launch shipments due to be made in the second half of 2021.

 

 

Internal Fixation and Sealants

LiquiBandFix8® is used to fix hernia meshes placed inside the body with accurately delivered individual drops of cyanoacrylate adhesive, instead of traditional tacks and staples. Revenues increased by 23% to £1.2 million (2020 H1: £1.0 million) with demand continuing to improve despite remaining heavily suppressed in comparison to pre-pandemic levels, reflecting the non-essential nature of the majority of hernia surgery.

 

The US clinical trial for LiquiBandFix8 ®  continues to progress well with completed patient procedure volumes now sufficient to prepare and submit the clinical module and Premarket Approval (PMA) filing on track for 2022 after the 12-month patient follow-up. AMS continues to be excited about the long-term prospects for the LiquiBandFix8® portfolio with entry into the US being a significant milestone for the Group.

 

In the Period, AMS obtained CE mark approval for Seal-G® MIST ( laparoscopic surgery) and expanded the CE mark for Seal-G® (open surgery ) to include a colourant to aid surgeon visibility. In addition, the Group started the first human clinical trials for both products with interim study results expected in early 2022 . First commercial sales are expected in H2 2021 ahead of full European commercial launch in 2022 to be supported by clinical study results. Key Opinion Leader feedback continues to be very positive and AMS remains confident that the device is a good solution to the high unmet patient need for an effective GI sealant.

 

Traditional Closure

RESORBA® branded Absorbable and Non-absorbable Suture ranges are used in general surgery and a wide range of surgical specialties including dental and ophthalmic surgery. Revenue increased by 17% to £7.3 million and by 18% at constant currency (2020 H1: £6.2 million).

 

To enhance its competitive edge in the tendering process, AMS continues to develop line extensions to complement its range of specialist products. It has recently expanded its suture portfolio by adding ranges with self-anchoring barbed needles and also with special needles optimised for cardio-vascular surgery. Both products were soft launched in June 2021.

 

Biosurgical Devices 

The Biosurgical Devices category comprises antibiotic-loaded collagen sponges, collagen membranes and cones, oxidised cellulose, synthetic bone substitutes and bio-absorbable screws. R evenues increased by 25% to £6.7 million (2020 H1: £5.4 million) and by 24% at constant currency.

 

Included within Biosurgical Devices are revenues for Biomatlante, which increased by 20% to £2.0 million in the Period incorporating sales of the new RESORBA ® branded bone substitutes range in Germany, the Czech Republic and elsewhere.

 

Antibiotic-loaded collagens, used to locally deliver antibiotics and significantly reduce the catastrophic risks that can be caused by severe localised infections, are a key part of our biosurgical portfolio. Gentamycin loaded collagen is sold under CE mark in Europe and   Vancomycin loaded collagen is sold at low volumes via prescription in Germany. AMS has extended the CE mark for Gentamycin under the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and is progressing with the work required for Medical Device Regulation (MDR) approval and also is exploring avenues for potential US certification which would require Premarket Approval. In addition, the Group is progressing with MDR submission work to obtain a CE mark for Vancomycin that would enable broader promotion and sales.

 

Furthermore, the Group is exploring the new FDA Breakthrough Device designation as a mechanism for obtaining US approval for the Group's antibiotic-loaded collagen pacemaker pouch, also currently sold at very low levels via prescription in Germany .

 

AMS is also working towards its first collagen approval in the US with a 510(k) submission expected in 2022 for a dental application which supports haemostasis and healing following tooth extraction.

 

The Group's newly developed freeze-dried bone substitute (FDBS), which can be mixed with fluids and moulded for optimal placement in orthopaedic and spine surgery, is expected to open up longer-term opportunities for the Group relating to the addition of active ingredients such as platelets, stem cells or synthetic peptides. US approval with limited indications is expected in 2022 with additional claims in the US and European approval under MDR expected to follow in the coming years.

 

Woundcare Business Unit

The Woundcare Business Unit is comprised of the Group's multi-product portfolio of advanced woundcare dressings sold under its partners' brands and the ActivHeal ® label, plus a portfolio of specialist medical bulk materials including multi-layer woundcare and bio diagnostics products following the acquisition of Raleigh in late 2020.

The Woundcare Business Unit delivered growth as global wound treatment volumes gradually recover towards pre-pandemic levels despite some business development activities continuing to be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. Revenue increased by 11% in the Period to £19.8 million (2020 H1: £17.9 million) and by 14% on a constant currency basis.

Woundcare Business Unit

2021 H1 £'000

2020 H1 £'000

Reported Growth

Growth at constant currency

Infection Management

6,724

7,281

(8%)

(5%)

Exudate Management

10,011

7,205

39%

41%

Other Woundcare

3,091

3,368

(8%)

(3%)

TOTAL

19,826

17,854

11%

14%

 

Infection Management

The infection management category comprises advanced woundcare dressings that incorporate antimicrobials such as Silver and Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB). Revenue reduced by 8% on a reported basis and by 5% on a constant currency basis to £6.7 million (2020 H1: £7.3 million).

 

As previously reported, an exclusive five-year agreement for one of the Group's silver alginates was not initially extended at December 2020 which impacted sales in the Period. AMS is now pleased to report that a new five-year contract has been agreed that provides ongoing supply for this customer's demand. This new agreement also allows AMS to promote the product directly in many markets which has already resulted in the Group securing new business. In the short term, the Group expects to record lower revenues in comparison to the annual minimum of the previous contract. In the medium term, the Group expects the combined value from direct sales and sales to the partner to return to historical levels.

 

In the Period, AMS obtained enhanced 510(k) approval for our Silver High Performance Dressing, incorporating an anti-microbial indication which is important for commercial success. This patent-protected technology provides the potential for deeper penetration into the US antimicrobial gelling fibre market and the Group is in discussions with interested strategic partners.

 

Existing partners' sales of Moisture Wicking Fabric, used to manage skin fold issues, have temporarily been restricted by COVID-19. However, a number of new partners have indicated interest in the product which will also be marketed on a 'direct to patient' basis in the US on Amazon.com from around the end of 2021.

 

AMS continues to invest in its R&D pipeline which includes an antimicrobial high gelling product with anti-biofilm activity, which is expected to launch in the US in 2022.

 

Exudate Management

Exudate management comprises advanced woundcare dressings and gels which do not incorporate any antimicrobial elements. Revenue increased by 39% on a reported basis and 41% on a constant currency basis to £10.0 million (2020 H1: £7.2 million) which incorporated £2.8 million of Raleigh sales (2020 H1: £ nil).

 

Following the acquisition of Raleigh, the AMS and Raleigh woundcare teams have worked closely together to evaluate commercial opportunities for Raleigh products as well as actively progressing the in-sourcing of elements of the woundcare manufacturing process which are expected to start to deliver cost savings for the Group from early 2022.

 

AMS has continued to appoint new distribution partners in markets where its key partners have no or low presence but the demand for a high quality, cost effective wound care dressing range still exists. Several new contracts have been signed in the first half of the year, in particular in Africa and Asia, expanding the Group's branded distribution network, with launches planned in the second half of the year and into 2022 that are expected to drive significant growth in the next few years.

 

For some time, AMS has been developing a customer-specific negative pressure dressing which is now due for 510(k) submission by our partner in late 2021 ahead of anticipated commercial launch in 2022. The Group sees considerable medium term potential in the negative pressure wound treatment space, especially given our significantly increased internal expertise in this area following the appointment of Chris Locke.

 



 

Other Woundcare

Other Woundcare comprises royalties, fees and woundcare sealants. Revenue decreased by 8% at reported currency and by 3% at constant currency to £3.1 million (2020 H1: £3.4 million) due to low partner demand for membranes.

 

In the Period, AMS obtained CE mark approval for its Mechanical Debridement product and successfully listed the product with the FDA for the US market and are currently assessing commercial opportunities.

 

New Skin Scaffold development

AMS has applied its Biosurgical, collagen technology into developing a tissue scaffold designed to treat hard to heal and stalled wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers. A 510(k) submission to the FDA is nearing completion which is targeted for 2022 and the Group is in the process of developing the optimal commercial strategy.

 

Regulatory

Significantly ahead of the 2024 deadline, AMS obtained its first two Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) certificates in the Period. The Group remains well prepared for the stricter requirements on product safety and performance, clinical evaluation and post-market clinical evidence stipulated by MDR and further submissions and approvals are anticipated in the coming months.

 

The Group's extensive preparations leave it well placed to exploit opportunities that will undoubtedly arise in Europe in the next few years during the implementation of MDR.

 

Supply Chain / Brexit

Having completed comprehensive preparations for Brexit, the Group did not experience any significant disruption in early 2021 following the end of the transition period at December 2020. However, like many other businesses across all sectors globally, AMS has recently experienced some supply chain disruptions due to haulier shortages and transportation delays caused by the combination of COVID-19 and Brexit. During this period of disruption, the Group is reviewing its stockholding levels and expects to incur increased freight and raw material costs. To date there has not been a material impact, however, we are monitoring this situation very closely and continue to evaluate all options .

 

Summary and outlook

AMS delivered strong revenue growth, profitability and cash generation in the first half of 2021, along with an increased dividend, driven by good underlying performance and the reducing impact of COVID-19 on elective surgery volumes. The Group made significant regulatory and clinical progress in the Period as it continues to increase its investments in developing next-generation products.

 

AMS expects the improving trend in elective surgery and wound treatment volumes to continue in the second half of 2021 and into 2022, despite the presence of the COVID-19 Delta variant in key markets. However, the pace of recovery for different types of surgical procedures and the potential impact of any new COVID-19 variants in our key markets remains difficult to predict. Nevertheless, we have enjoyed a strong third quarter of the year, in particular with order coverage into the US ahead of our internal forecasts, placing us in a strong position to secure demand for our full-year forecast.

 

The strong underlying performance of the business, together with key R&D initiatives and innovative product launches, the US LiquiBand® recovery plan and the Group's strong financial position, mean that AMS is well placed for continued growth over the second half of 2021 and beyond.

 



Financial Review

 

IFRS reporting

To provide the clearest possible insight into our performance, the Group uses alternative performance measures. These measures are not defined in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and, therefore, are considered to be non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) measures. Accordingly, the relevant IFRS measures are also presented where appropriate. AMS uses such measures consistently at the half-year and full-year and reconciles them as appropriate. The measures used in this statement include constant currency revenue growth, adjusted operating margin, adjusted profit before tax and adjusted earnings per share, allowing the impacts of exchange rate volatility, exceptional items, amortisation and the change in fair value of long-term liability to be separately identified. Net cash is an additional non-GAAP measure used.

 

Overview

Revenue increased by 28% at reported currency and 31% at constant currency to £50.2 million (2020 H1: £39.3 million).

 

Administration expenses decreased marginally to £16.5 million (2020 H1: £16.9 million) inclusive of foreign exchange movements despite higher amortisation of intangibles. The Group incurred £4.4 million of gross R&D spend in the period (2020 H1: £3.8 million), representing 8.7% of sales (2020 H1: 9.6%) which reflects an ongoing investment in innovation and in accommodating the heightened regulatory environment.

 

No exceptional costs have been incurred in the six-month period (2020 H1: £nil).

 

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets was £1.6 million in the six-month period (2020 H1: £1.1 million) due to the effect of the acquisition of Raleigh in November 2020.

 

Adjusted operating profit which excludes amortisation of acquired intangibles and exceptional costs, increased by 130.4% to £12.7 million (2020 H1: £5.5 million) whilst the adjusted operating margin increased by 1,120 bps to 25.2% (2020 H1: 14.0%) due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Group's revenues in the prior period.

 

£0.4 million was recorded within finance income due to the change in long-term liabilities recognised on acquisition of Sealantis in 2019 (2020 H1: £0.03 million).

 

The Group generated adjusted profit before tax of £12.4 million (2020 H1: £5.3 million) and profit before tax of £11.2 million (2020 H1: £4.3 million).

Reconciliation of profit before tax to adjusted profit before tax


Six months ended

Six months ended


30 June 21

30 June 20


£'000

£'000

Profit before tax

11,193

4,260

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

1,587

1,074

Change in long-term liabilities

(407)

(29)

Adjusted profit before tax

12,373

5,305

 

 

The Group's effective corporation tax rate, reflecting the blended tax rates in the countries where we operate and including UK patent box relief, increased to 20.2% (2020 H1: 14.4%). The increase on the previous period has arisen as the Group was able to retrospectively claim for patent box relief as a result of the granting of patents on LiquiBand® Exceed in the first half of 2020. Additionally, the substantive enactment of the higher tax rate in the UK from April 2023 has increased the valuation of the deferred tax liability and contributed an additional 3.0 percentage points to the effective tax rate.

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share increased by 115% to 4.64p (2020 H1: 2.16p) and diluted earnings per share increased by 144% to 4.10p (2020 H1: 1.68p) reflecting the Group's increased earnings.

 

The Board intends to pay an interim dividend of 0.58p per share on 22 October 2021 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 24 September 2021. This is a 16% increase on the interim dividend paid in respect of the first half of 2020 reflecting the Board's confidence in the future growth in the Group.

 

 

Operating result by business segment

Six months ended 30 June 2021

Surgical

Woundcare


£'000

£'000

Revenue

30,377

19,826

Profit from operations

8,854

2,543

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

1,001

586

Adjusted profit from operations 4

9,855

3,129

Adjusted operating margin 4

32.4%

15.8%

Six months ended 30 June 2020



Revenue

21,428

17,854

Profit from operations

1,951

2,779

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

1,069

5

Adjusted profit from operations 4

3,020

2,784

Adjusted operating margin 4

14.1%

15.6%

 

 

4 Adjusted for amortisation of acquired intangible assets

 

Table is reconciled to statutory information in note 5 of the financial information.

 

Surgical

Surgical revenues increased by 42% to £30.4 million (2020 H1: £21.4 million) at reported currency and 45% at constant currency. Adjusted operating margin increased by 1,830 bps to 32.4% (2020 H1: 14.1%) as higher sales allowed the Group to achieve greater operational leverage compared with the previous period.

 

Woundcare

Woundcare revenues increased by 11% to £19.8 million (2020 H1: £17.9 million) at reported currency and by 14% at constant currency. Adjusted operating margin increased by 20 bps to 15.8% (2020 H1: 15.6%) as the general recovery was partially offset by reduced Silver Alginate volumes.

 

Currency

The Group hedges significant currency transaction exposure by using forward contracts, and aims to hedge approximately 80% of its estimated transactional exposure for the next 12 to 18 months. In the first half of the year, approximately one third of sales were invoiced in Euros and approximately one quarter were invoiced in US Dollars.

 

The Group estimates that a 10% movement in the £:US$ or £:€ exchange rate will impact Sterling revenues by approximately 3.1% and 3.0% respectively and in the absence of any hedging this would have an impact on the Group operating margin of 2.6% and 0.2% percentage points respectively.

 

Cash Flow

Net cash inflow from operating activities increased by 55% to £13.7 million (2020 H1: £8.8 million) as a result of the Group's increased profitability.

 

At the end of the period, the Group had net cash of £61.1 million (31 December 2020: £53.8 million).

 

In the first half of 2021, receivables increased by £1.5 million due to higher sales (2020 H1: £11.9 million decrease) with debtor days at 50 (2020 H1: 43 days) and payables reduced by £1.8 million (2020 H1: £1.1 million decrease) with creditor days at 31 (2020 H1: 30 days). Inventory decreased to 5.5 months of supply in the period (2020 H1: 6.7 months of supply).

 

In the period, we invested £2.8 million in capital equipment, R&D and regulatory costs including investment in converting and packaging machines (2020 H1: £2.4 million).

 

Tax payments decreased to £1.9 million (2020 H1: £3.3 million) which is £0.3 million lower than tax in the income statement due to the timing of payments on account. The prior period included accelerated payments on account in the UK, resulting in a higher cash outflow than in the current period.

 

In June 2021, the Group paid its final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2020 of £2.6 million (2020 H1: £2.3 million).

 

The Group has an unsecured, undrawn £80 million, multi-currency credit facility provided jointly by HSBC and NatWest, which is in place until December 2022. This facility carries an annual interest rate of LIBOR or EURIBOR   plus a margin that varies between 0.60% and 1.70% depending on the Group's net debt to EBITDA ratio.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT









(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)



Six months ended 30 June 2021

Six months ended 30 June 2020

Year ended 31 December 2020



Before

Exceptional


Before

Exceptional


Before

Exceptional




Exceptional

Items


Exceptional

Items


Exceptional

Items




Items

Note 7

Total

Items

Note 7

Total

Items

Note 7

Total


Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000 

£'000

£'000 

£'000 

£'000

£'000 

Revenue from continuing operations

5

50,203

-

50,203

39,282

-

39,282

86,796

-

86,796

Cost of sales


(22,116)

-

(22,116)

(17,540)

-

(17,540)

(40,756)

-

(40,756)

Gross profit


28,087

-

28,087

21,742

-

21,742

46,040

-

46,040

Distribution costs


(627)

-

(627)

(483)

-

(483)

(1,071)

-

(1,071)

Administration costs


(16,512)

-

(16,512)

(16,949)

-

(16,949)

(33,658)

(834)

(34,492)

Other income


133

-

133

115

-

115

253

-

253

Profit from operations


11,081

-

11,081

4,425

-

4,425

11,564

(834)

10,730

Finance income


451

-

451

166

-

166

220

-

220

Finance costs


(339)

-

(339)

(331)

-

(331)

(861)

-

(861)

Profit before taxation


11,193

-

11,193

4,260

-

4,260

10,923

(834)

10,089

Income tax

8

(2,261)

-

(2,261)

(614)

-

(614)

(1,505)

-

(1,505)

Profit for the period attributable to equity holders of the parent


8,932

-

8,932

3,646

-

3,646

9,418

(834)

8,584

Earnings per share











Basic

4

4.15p

-

4.15p

1.70p

-

1.70p

4.38p

(0.39p)

3.99p

Diluted

4

4.10p

-

4.10p

1.68p

-

1.68p

4.32p

(0.38p)

3.94p

Adjusted diluted 5

4

4.64p

-

4.64p

2.16p

-

2.16p

5.44p

(0.38p)

5.06p












CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME







(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)



Six months ended

 30 June 2021

Six months ended

 30 June 2020

Year ended

 31 December 2020





£'000



£'000



£'000

Profit for the year




8,932



3,646



8,584

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

(3,891)



6,733



3,507

(Loss)/gain arising on cash flow hedges

(264)



(1,759)



842

Deferred tax credit /(charge) arising on cash flow hedges

50



130 



(160)

Other comprehensive (charge)/ credit for the period

(4,105)



5,104



4,189

Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to equity holders of the parent

4,827



8,750



12,773

 

 

5 Adjusted for exceptional items, amortisation of acquired intangible assets and the change in long-term liabilities. 


 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION



(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)



30 June 2021

30 June 2020

31 December 2020


Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

Assets





Non-current assets





Acquired intellectual property rights


9,364

10,095

9,879

Technology based intangible assets


20,563

16,134

22,357

Software intangibles


2,184

2,665

2,437

Development costs


8,929

6,103

7,368

Goodwill


66,659

57,470

68,911

Property, plant and equipment


28,542

27,629

30,064

Trade and other receivables


90

223

364



136,331

120,319

141,380

Current assets





Inventories


20,599

23,653

21,025

Trade and other receivables


19,892

17,603

21,107

Current tax assets


2,041

1,001

  1,214

Cash and cash equivalents


61,114

68,355

53,829



103,646

110,612

97,175

Total assets


239,977

230,931

238,555

Liabilities





Current liabilities





Trade and other payables


11,574

12,577

13,139

Current tax liabilities


307

-

319

Lease liabilities


1,196

1,140

1,257



13,077

13,717

14,715

Non-current liabilities





Trade and other payables


2,777

3,470

3,229

Other loans


-

498

-

Deferred tax liabilities


9,218

6,863

8,536

Lease liabilities


9,271

8,070

9,864



21,266

18,901

21,629

Total liabilities


34,343

32,618

36,344

Net assets


205,634

198,313

202,211

Equity





Share capital

11

10,787

10,764

10,769

Share premium


36,355

36,284

36,288

Share-based payments reserve


12,107

10,211

11,142

Investment in own shares


(164)

(161)

(162)

Share-based payments deferred tax reserve


557

417

430

Other reserve


1,531

1,531

1,531

Hedging reserve


1,023

(1,074)

1,237

Translation reserve


(633)

6,484

3,258

Retained earnings


144,071

133,857

137,718

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent


205,634

198,313

202,211

 

 


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED Statement of Changes in Equity

Attributable to equity holders of the Group

 




Share-

Investment

Share-based







Share

Share

based

in own

payments

Other

Hedging

Translation

Retained



capital

premium

payments

shares

deferred tax

reserve

reserve

reserve

earnings

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 1 January 2021 (audited)

10,769

36,288

11,142

(162)

430

1,531

1,237

3,258

137,718

202,211

Consolidated profit for the period to 30 June 2021

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

8,932

8,932

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

(214)

(3,891)

-

(4,105)

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

(214)

(3,891)

8,932

4,827

Share-based payments

-

-

878

-

-

-

-

-

-

  878

Share options exercised

18

67

87

-

127

-

-

-

-

299

Shares purchased by EBT

-

-

-

(368)

-

-

-

-

-

(368)

Shares sold by EBT

-

-

-

366

-

-

-

-

-

366

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(2,579)

(2,579)

At 30 June 2021 (unaudited)

10,787

36,355

12,107

(164)

557

1,531

1,023

(633)

144,071

205,634




Share-

Investment

Share-based







Share

Share

based

in own

payments

Other

Hedging

Translation

Retained



capital

premium

payments

shares

deferred tax

reserve

reserve

reserve

earnings

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 1 January 2020 (audited)

10,745

36,226

9,466

(159)

649

1,531

555

(249)

132,471

191,235

Consolidated profit for the period to 30 June 2020

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,646

3,646

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,629)

6,733

-

5,104

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,629)

6,733

3,646

8,750

Share-based payments

-

-

795

-

-

-

-

-

-

795

Share options exercised

19

58

(50)

-

(232)

-

-

-

-

(205)

Shares purchased by EBT

-

-

-

(375)

-

-

-

-

-

(375)

Shares sold by EBT

-

-

-

373

-

-

-

-

-

373

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(2,260)

(2,260)

At 30 June 2020 (unaudited)

10,764

36,284

10,211

(161)

417

1,531

(1,074)

6,484

133,857

198,313

 




Share-

Investment

Share-based







Share

Share

based

in own

payments

Other

Hedging

Translation

Retained



capital

premium

payments

shares

deferred tax

reserve

reserve

reserve

earnings

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 1 January 2020 (audited)

10,745

36,226

9,466

(159)

649

1,531

555

(249)

132,471

191,235

Consolidated profit for the year to 31 December 2020

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

8,584

8,584

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

682

3,507

-

4,189

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

682

3,507

8,584

12,773

Share-based payments

-

-

1,611

-

(219)

-

-

-

-

1,392

Share options exercised

24

62

65

-

-

-

-

-

-

151

Shares purchased by EBT

-

-

-

(542)

-

-

-

-

-

(542)

Shares sold by EBT

-

-

-

539

-

-

-

-

-

539

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(3,337)

(3,337)

At 31 December 2020 (audited)

10,769

36,288

11,142

(162)

430

1,531

1,237

3,258

137,718

202,211

 

 

 


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)


Six months

Six months



ended

ended

Year ended


30 June 21

30 June 20

31 December 20


£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash flows from operating activities




Profit from operations

11,081

4,425

10,730

Adjustments for:




Depreciation

1,946

1,700

3,467

Amortisation - intellectual property rights

1,587

1,074

2,269

- development costs

336

251

563

- software intangibles

241

256

533

Increase in inventories

(190)

(5,357)

(1,892)

Decrease in trade and other receivables

967

11,260

10,262

Decrease in trade and other payables

(1,318)

(2,269)

(2,292)

Share-based payments expense

878

795

1,611

Taxation

(1,867)

(3,318)

(3,740)

Net cash inflow from operating activities

13,661

8,817

21,511

Cash flows from investing activities




Purchase of software

(28)

(52)

(126)

Capitalised research and development

(1,969)

(1,217)

(2,788)

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(848)

(1,141)

(2,346)

Disposal of property, plant and equipment

45

120

136

Interest received

43

166

277

Acquisition of subsidiary

-

(39)

(21,924)

Net cash used in investing activities

(2,757)

(2,163)

(26,771)

Cash flows from financing activities




Dividends paid

(2,579)

(2,260)

(3,337)

Repayment of principal under lease liabilities

(607)

(493)

(1,150)

Issue of equity shares

69

60

65

Shares purchased by EBT

(368)

(375)

(542)

Shares sold by EBT

366

373

539

Interest paid

(342)

(347)

(735)

Repayment of secured loan

-

(176)

(664)

Net cash used in financing activities

(3,461)

(3,218)

(5,824)

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

7,443

3,436

(11,084)

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

53,829

64,751

64,751

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

(158)

168

162

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

61,114

68,355

53,829



 

Notes Forming Part of the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

1.  Reporting entity

 

Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc ("the Company") is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in England and Wales (registration number 2867684). The Company's registered address is Premier Park, 33 Road One, Winsford Industrial Estate, Cheshire, CW7 3RT.

 

The Company's ordinary shares are traded on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange plc. The consolidated financial statements of the Company for the six months ended 30 June 2021 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the "Group").

 

The Group is primarily involved in the design, development and manufacture of surgical and advanced woundcare products for sale into the global medical device market.

 

2.  Basis of preparation

 

The information for the period ended 30 June 2021 does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. A copy of the statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020 has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor reported on those accounts; their report was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters of emphasis without qualifying the report and did not contain a statement under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The individual financial statements for each Group company are presented in the currency of the primary economic environment in which it operates (its functional currency). For the purpose of the consolidated financial statements, the results and financial position of each Group company are expressed in pounds sterling, which is the functional currency of the Company and the presentation currency for the consolidated financial statements.

 

3.  Accounting policies

 

The same accounting policies, presentations and methods of computation are followed in the condensed set of financial statements as applied in the Group's latest annual audited financial apart from the adoption of the following new or amended IFRS and Interpretations issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB):

-  Interest Rate Benchmark Reform (Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39 and IFRS7, IFRS4 and IFRS16)

No revised standards adopted in the current period have had a material impact on the Group's financial statements.

 

The unaudited condensed set of financial statements included in this half-yearly financial report have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 'Interim Financial Reporting', as adopted by the United Kingdom. These condensed interim accounts should be read in conjunction with the annual accounts of the Group for the year ended 31 December 2020. The annual financial statements of Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the United Kingdom.  

 

 

4.  Earnings per share

 

 


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

 

 


Six months

Six months

(Audited)


ended

ended

Year ended


30 June 2021

30 June 2020

31 December 2020

Number of shares

'000

'000

' 000

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of basic earnings per share

215,468

214,985

215,126

Effect of dilutive potential ordinary shares: share options, deferred share bonus, LTIPs

2,630

2,585

2,705

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of diluted earnings per share

218,098

217,570

217,831

 

Basic EPS is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period.

 

Diluted EPS is calculated on the same basis as basic EPS but with the further adjustment to the weighted average shares in issue to reflect the effect of all potentially dilutive share options. The number of potentially dilutive share options is derived from the number of share options and awards granted to employees where the exercise price is less than the average market price of the Company's ordinary shares during the period.



 

 

Adjusted earnings per share

 

Adjusted EPS is calculated after adding back exceptional items, amortisation of acquired intangible assets and change in the fair value of long-term liability and is based on earnings of:

 


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)



Six months

Six months

(Audited)


ended

ended

 Year ended


30 June 2021

30 June 2020

31 December 2020


£'000

£'000

£'000

Earnings




Profit for the year being attributable to equity holders of the parent

8,932

3,646

8,584

Exceptional items

-

-

834

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

1,587

1,074

2,269

Change in long-term liabilities

(407)

(29)

167

Adjusted profit for the year being attributable to equity holders of the parent

10,112

4,691

11,854






pence

pence

pence

Basic EPS

4.15

1.70

3.99

Diluted EPS

4.10

1.68

3.94

Adjusted basic EPS

4.69

2.18

5.51

Adjusted diluted EPS

4.64

2.16

5.44

 

 

The denominators used are the same as those detailed above for both basic and diluted earnings per share.

 

The adjusted diluted EPS information is considered to provide a fairer representation of the Group's trading performance.

 

5.  Segment information

 

Segment results, assets and liabilities include items directly attributable to a segment as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis. Unallocated items comprise mainly investments and related revenue, corporate assets, head office expenses, exceptional items, income tax assets and the Group's external borrowings. These are the measures reported to the Group's Chief Executive for the purposes of resource allocation and assessment of segment performance.

 

Business segments

The principal activities of the business units are as follows:

 

Surgical

Selling, marketing and innovation of the Group's surgical products either sold directly by our sales teams or by distributors.

 

Woundcare

Selling, marketing and innovation of the Group's advanced woundcare products supplied under partner brands, bulk materials and the ActivHeal brand predominantly to the UK NHS as well as bio diagnostics products following the acquisition of Raleigh in November 2020.

 

Segment information about these Business Units is presented below:

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

30 June 2021

Surgical

Woundcare

Consolidated

(Unaudited)

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

30,377

19,826

50,203





Result




Adjusted segment operating profit

9,855

3,129

12,984

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

(1,001)

(586)

(1,587)

Segment operating profit

8,854

2,543

11,397

Unallocated expenses



(316)

Exceptional items



-

Profit from operations



11,081

Finance income



451

Finance costs



(339)

Profit before tax



11,193

Tax



(2,261)

Profit for the period



8,932

 

 

 

At 30 June 2021

(Unaudited)

Surgical

Woundcare

Consolidated

Other information

£'000

£'000

£'000

Capital additions:




Software intangibles

16

12

28

Development

1,216

753

1,969

Property, plant and equipment

463

385

848

Depreciation and amortisation

(2,481)

(1,629)

(4,110)

Balance sheet




Assets




Segment assets

155,927

83,870

239,797

Unallocated assets



180

Consolidated total assets



239,977

Liabilities




Segment liabilities

20,301

14,043

34,343

Consolidated total liabilities



34,343

 

 

Six months ended

30 June 2020

Surgical

Woundcare

Consolidated

(Unaudited)

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

21,428

17,854

39,282





Result




Adjusted segment operating profit

3,020

2,784

5,804

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

(1,069)

(5)

(1,074)

Segment operating profit

1,951

2,779

4,730

Unallocated expenses



(305)

Exceptional items



-

Profit from operations



4,425

Finance income



166

Finance costs



(331)

Profit before tax



4,260

Tax



(614)

Profit for the period



3,646

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2020

(Unaudited)

Surgical

Woundcare

Consolidated

Other information

£'000

£'000

£'000

Capital additions:




Software intangibles

25

27

52

Development

647

570

1,217

Property, plant and equipment

663

478

1,141

Depreciation and amortisation

(2,261)

(1,020)

(3,281)

Balance sheet




Assets




Segment assets

163,143

67,467

230,610

Unallocated assets



321

Consolidated total assets



230,931

Liabilities




Segment liabilities

18,160

14,458

32,618

Consolidated total liabilities



32,618

 

Year ended

31 December 2020

Surgical

Woundcare

Consolidated

(Audited)

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

50,169

36,627

86,796





Result




Adjusted segment operating profit

9,094

5,357

14,451

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

(2,132)

(137)

(2,269)

Segment operating profit

6,962

5,220

12,182

Unallocated expenses



 (618)

Exceptional items



(834)

Profit from operations



10,730

Finance income



220

Finance costs



(861)

Profit before tax



10,089

Tax



(1,505)

Profit for the year



8,584

 

Year ended

31 December 2020

(Audited)

Surgical

Woundcare

Consolidated

Other information

£'000

£'000

£'000

Capital additions:




Software intangibles

74

52

126

Development

1,659

1,129

2,788

Property, plant and equipment

1,367

979

2,346

Depreciation and amortisation

(4,709)

(2,123)

(6,832)

Balance sheet




Assets




Segment assets

155,301

82,999

238,300

Unallocated assets



255

Consolidated total assets



238,555

Liabilities




Segment liabilities

20,354

15,990

36,344

Consolidated total liabilities



36,344

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geographical segments

 

The Group operates in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic, Israel, with a sales office located in Russia and a sales presence in the USA. In presenting information on the basis of geographical segments, segment revenue is based on the geographical location of customers. Segment assets are based on the geographical location of the assets.

 

The following table provides an analysis of the Group's sales by geographical market, irrespective of the origin of the goods or services, based upon location of the Group's customers:

 


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)


Six months ended

Six months ended

Year ended


30 June 2021

30 June 2020

31 December 2020


£'000

£'000

£'000

United Kingdom

8,488

7,349

16,748

Germany

9,956

9,234

18,888

France

1,886

2,254

4,369

Rest of Europe

10,601

9,778

18,027

United States of America

16,385

8,922

23,690

Rest of World

2,887

1,745

5,074


50,203

39,282

86,796

 

 

 

The following table provides an analysis of the Group's total assets by geographical location.

 


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)


Six months ended

Six months ended

Year ended


30 June 2021

30 June 2020

31 December 2020


£'000

£'000

£'000

United Kingdom

133,038

114,466

125,343

Germany

67,338

73,163

71,752

France

9,263

10,291

9,703

Rest of Europe

6,860

4,924

7,224

Israel

20,091

24,478

21,163

United States of America

3,387

3,609

3,370


239,977

230,931

238,555





 

6.  Financial Instruments' fair value disclosures

 

It is the policy of the Group to enter into forward foreign exchange contracts to cover specific foreign currency payments and receipts.

 

The Group held the following financial instruments at fair value at 30 June 2021. The Group has no financial instruments with fair values that are determined by reference to significant unobservable inputs i.e. those that would be classified as level 3 in the fair value hierarchy, nor have there been any transfers of assets or liabilities between levels of the fair value hierarchy. There are no non-recurring fair value measurements.

 

 

The following table details the forward foreign currency contracts outstanding as at the period end:

 


Ave. exchange rate

Foreign currency

Fair value


30 June 21

30 June 20

31 Dec 20

30 June 21

30 June 20

31 Dec 20

30 June 21

30 June 20

31 Dec 20


USD:£1

USD:£1

USD:£1

USD'000

USD'000

USD'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash flow hedges










Sell US dollars










Less than 3 months

1.29

1.30

1.30

6,500

9,000

8,000

339

(363)

312

3 to 6 months

1.26

1.24

1.30

8,000

8,500

6,500

570

(17)

235

7 to 12 months

1.35

1.30

1.27

14,000

14,000

14,000

269

(526)

805

Over 12 months

-

1.25

1.31

-

10,000

6,000

-

(87)

205





28,500

41,500

34,500

1,178

(993)

1,557

 

 


Ave. exchange rate

Foreign currency

Fair value


30 June 21

30 June 20

31 Dec 20

30 June 21

30 June 20

31 Dec 20

30 June 21

30 June 20

31 Dec 20


EUR:£1

EUR:£1

EUR:£1

EUR'000

EUR'000

EUR'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash flow hedges










Sell Euros










Less than 3 months

1.13

1.14

1.15

800

900

600

23

(28)

(16)

3 to 6 months

1.10

1.07

1.14

600

600

600

27

12

(15)

7 to 12 months

1.12

1.14

1.11

1,200

1,200

1,200

33

(47)

(1)

Over 12 months

-

1.11

1.10

-

1,000

600

-

(18)

2





2,600

3,700

3,000

83

(81)

(30)

 

 

7.  Exceptional items

 

During the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Group incurred exceptional items of £nil (2020 H1: £nil, year ended 31 December 2020: £0.8 million in relation to the acquisition of Raleigh Adhesive Coatings Limited as well as the transaction costs to participate in another potential process which was ultimately unsuccessful) .

 

8.  Taxation

 

The weighted average tax rate for the Group for the six month period ended 30 June 2021 was 22.5% (first half of 2020: 25.2%, year ended 31 December 2020: 24.6%). The Group's effective tax rate for the full year is expected to be 20.2%, which has been applied to the six months ended 30 June 2021 (first half of 2020: 14.4%, year ended 31 December 2020: 14.9%). This represents an increase on the previous period as the Group was able to retrospectively claim for patent box relief as a result of the granting of patents on LiquiBand® Exceed in the first half of 2020 and also reflects the impact of the substantive enactment of the higher tax rate in the UK from April 2023 resulting in an increased valuation of the deferred tax liability in the current period.

 

9.  Dividends

 


(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Audited)


Six months ended

Six months ended

Year ended


30 June 2021

30 June 2020

31 December 2020

Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the period:

£'000

£'000

£'000

Final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2019 of 1.05p per ordinary share

-

2,260

2,260

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2020 of 0.50p per ordinary share

-

-

1,077

Final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2020 of 1.20p per ordinary share

2,579

-

-


2,579

-

3,337

 

10.  Contingent liabilities

 

The Directors are not aware of any contingent liabilities faced by the Group as at 30 June 2021 (30 June 2020: £nil, 31 December 2020: £nil).

 

11.  Share capital

 

Share capital as at 30 June 2021 amounted to £10,787,000 (30 June 2020: £10,764,000, 31 December 2020: £10,769,000). During the period the Group issued 352,526 shares in respect of exercised share options, LTIPS, Deferred Annual Bonus Scheme and the Deferred Share Bonus Scheme.

 

12.  Going concern

 

In carrying out their duties in respect of going concern, the Directors have carried out a review of the Group's financial position and cash flow forecasts for the next 12 months. These have been based on a comprehensive review of revenue, expenditure and cash flows, taking into account specific business risks and the current economic environment.

 

Due to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the global economy, the Group has deemed it appropriate to use sensitivity analysis on the Group's forecasted performance, using a mid-case scenario, a 10% sales reduction, and a worst-case scenario, a 25% sales reduction. The results show that in both scenarios AMS is able to continue its operations for a period of at least 12 months, and importantly there remains significant margin between our covenants in place.

 

With regards to the Group's financial position, it had cash and cash equivalents at 30 June 2021 of £61.1 million and a four-year, £80 million, multi-currency, revolving credit facility, obtained in December 2018, with an accordion option under which AMS can request up to an additional £20 million on the same terms. The credit facility is provided jointly by HSBC and NatWest, is subject to leverage and interest cover covenants, is unsecured on the assets of the Group and is currently undrawn.

 

While the current economic environment is uncertain, AMS operates in markets whose demographics are favourable, underpinned by an increasing need for products to treat chronic and acute wounds. Consequently, long-term market growth is expected. The Group has a number of long-term contracts with customers across different geographic regions and also with substantial financial resources, ranging from government agencies through to global healthcare companies.

 

After taking the above into consideration, the Directors have reached the conclusion that the Group is well placed to manage its business risks in the current economic environment. Accordingly, they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

13.  Principal risks and uncertainties

 

Further detail concerning the principal risks affecting the business activities of the Group is detailed on pages 46-49 of the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020. There have been no significant changes since the last annual report, other than the continued uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, for which, an update has been provided in market announcements and within these Interim Statements.

 

14.  Seasonality of sales

 

There are no significant factors affecting the seasonality of sales between the first and second half of the year.

 

15.  Events after the balance sheet date

 

There have been no material events subsequent to the end of the interim reporting period ended 30 June 2021.

 

16.   Copies of the interim results

 

Copies of the interim results can be obtained from the Group's registered office at Premier Park, 33 Road One, Winsford Industrial Estate, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 3RT and are available on our website "www.admedsol.com".

 

 

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