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Alumasc Group Plc (ALU)

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Tuesday 04 February, 2014

Alumasc Group Plc

Interim Results

RNS Number : 1911Z
Alumasc Group PLC
04 February 2014
 



 

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 4 February 2014

 

THE ALUMASC GROUP PLC - INTERIM RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Alumasc (ALU.L), the premium building and engineering products group, announces interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2013.

 

Financial summary


6 months to

31/12/13

6 months to

31/12/12

Year to

30/6/13**

Group revenues (£m)

57.2

59.5

116.8

Underlying profit before tax* (£m)

3.0

2.7

5.9

Reported profit before tax (£m)

2.4

1.1

2.8

Underlying earnings per share* (pence)

6.5

5.7

12.3

Basic earnings per share (pence)

5.2

2.2

5.3

Dividend per share (pence)

2.2

2.0

4.5

 

* Before brand amortisation charges of £0.1m (2012/13 H1: £0.1m; 2012/13 full year: £0.3m) and IAS19 (revised) pension costs of £0.5m (2012/13 H1 re-stated: £0.6m; 2012/13 full year re-stated: £1.4m).  Also, 2012/13 H1 underlying profit before tax was before a restructuring charge of £0.3m (2012/13 full year: £0.8m) and an impairment charge of £0.6m (2012/13 full year: £0.6m).

** Reported and underlying PBT and reported and underlying earnings per share re-stated for IAS19 (revised) pension costs of £1.4m (£0.8m previously reported).

 

Key points

 

·     Alumasc's best H1 earnings performance for five years.

·     11% increase in underlying profit before tax, on group revenues down 4%, reflects improved overall margins, better than expected cashflow and a lower interest charge for the period on reduced net debt.

·     Building Products revenue down 5% to £42.4m, due to lower revenues from the £12m Kitimat contract in Canada and completion of work under the Community Energy Savings Plan last year.  "Recurring" divisional revenues up 5%.  Divisional profit close to prior H1 levels, assisted by recovery in roofing (with green roofing back in profit), a first full H1 contribution from Rainclear and a strong performance from rainwater and drainage, all resulting in improved margins.

·     Engineering Products achieved operating profit of £0.1m (H1 2012/13: £0.3m loss) on revenues up 2% to £15.5m.  Alumasc Precision Components remains in loss although there is increasing confidence that further progress can be made to improve the operational performance of the business, with new work from existing customers expected in H2.  Dyson Diecastings delivered a record H1 performance. 

·     Net debt of £7.7m at the period end was unchanged on the level at 30 June 2013 with advance payments on construction projects now expected to unwind in H2, giving rise to an anticipated cash outflow of £1.3m.  Average net debt in the period was the lowest since 2007.

·     Interim dividend increased by 10% to 2.2p (2012/13: 2.0p).

 

Paul Hooper, Chief Executive, commented:

 

"On balance, in view of all the factors described in the interim statement, the first half result and the normal seasonality of the business, the Board expects the group to achieve its previous expectations for full year performance."

 

Enquiries:

 

The Alumasc Group plc

01536 383844

Paul Hooper (Chief Executive)


Andrew Magson (Finance Director)




Bankside Consultants Limited

020 7367 8888

Simon Bloomfield

 


 

 

 

 

REVIEW OF INTERIM RESULTS

 

Performance overview

 

I am pleased to report Alumasc's best first half year earnings performance for five years, achieved against a background of broadly unchanged market conditions.

 

Whilst optimism is growing that the wider UK building products market will show some recovery later this calendar year, short term demand has not yet shown any marked improvement outside the house building sector. Engineering Products demand recovered to levels similar to those seen prior to the de-stocking of last winter.

 

Compared with the first half of the prior financial year, group revenues were 4% lower at £57.2 million.  However, despite lower group revenues, underlying(1) profit before tax increased by 11% to £3.0 million and statutory profit before tax more than doubled to £2.4 million. The increase in profitability was driven predominantly by:

·   return to modest profit in our Engineering Products division;

·   steadily improving performances in our Roofing businesses;

·   continued profitable growth in our Rainwater & Drainage and house building businesses, including the benefit of the successful Rainclear acquisition made towards the end of the previous first half year; 

·   lower interest costs on borrowings due to another strong cash performance; and

·   lower non-recurring costs in the first half of this financial year, as described in the footnote at the end of this statement.

 

Underlying earnings per share increased by 14% to 6.5 pence, and basic earnings per share more than doubled to 5.2 pence, both benefiting from higher profits and a lower UK tax rate.

 

In view of all the above, the Board has decided to increase the interim dividend by 10%, from 2.0 pence per share to 2.2 pence per share, which will be paid on 8 April to shareholders on the register on 7 March.

 

Building Products division

 

Reported divisional revenues reduced by 5% to £42.4 million. However, adjusting for the reduction in revenues relating to Alumasc's £12 million contract to refurbish part of the large aluminium smelter at Kitimat in Canada, and sales of insulated render systems under the Community Energy Saving Plan ("CESP"), both of which peaked in the prior first half year, the remaining divisional revenues increased by around 5%.

 

Divisional operating profits, at £3.9 million, fell just short of prior year levels, with the impact of the anticipated lower Kitimat and Insulated Renders revenues largely offset by the recovery of our core roofing and green roofing businesses back into profit, the first full half year contribution from Rainclear following its acquisition in December 2012, and the strong performance from our Rainwater & Drainage business. The latter benefited from penetration into new market sub-segments, further assisted by new product launches and reduced lead times.

Timloc benefited from operational efficiencies, new product launches and improved demand from the house building sector.

 

While the overall Kitimat project has been subject to some delay, our own works have progressed well. Some additional work was won during the first half year, and Alumasc's contribution to the project is expected to be substantially complete by the end of this financial year.

 

The UK Government's announcement in the Autumn Statement of reduced annual spending commitments under the Energy Company Obligation ("ECO") was not helpful to our Insulated Renders business, which is a major provider of exterior wall insulation systems. Nonetheless, this business has continued to be successful in winning traditional exterior wall insulation work, without energy company subsidies, particularly in Scotland.

 

Our Construction Products businesses had a strong start to the year in the UK as the large London Gateway project completed successfully in the first quarter. A solid result was recorded for the half year as a whole, with progress temporarily impacted by subdued demand in Hong Kong and Singapore following completion of a number of airport improvement projects in the second half of the last financial year.

 

Our solar shading company, Levolux, had a satisfactory first half. Financial results were constrained by a number of larger construction contracts that were subject to delays beyond our control. These remained in relatively early stages of completion at our half year end. Successful delivery and completion of these projects in the second half of the year will result in improved revenue and profit recognition. The business continues to develop export market potential, particularly in North America.

 

Engineering Products division

 

Overall, the division recovered to modest profitability, delivering a half year profit of £0.1m (2012: loss of £0.3m) from revenues 2% higher at £15.5 million.  

 

Customer demand was recovering as we entered the financial year, but has since stabilised. Major OEM customers remain affected by the global slow-down in demand for vehicles used in the mining and construction industries, including those in developing market economies.

 

Alumasc Precision Components remains in loss, but there is increasing confidence that further progress can be made to improve the operational performance of the business. Investments in supply chain and production management, and training are currently taking place to increase operational efficiency, and improve both quality and customer service. The business will also benefit from additional work with existing customers in the second half year.

 

Meanwhile, Dyson Diecastings delivered a record first half year performance, winning new work with both existing and new customers.

 

Cash flow, balance sheet and pensions

 

Period end net debt of £7.7 million was unchanged compared to 30 June 2013 (31 December 2012: £8.4 million) with cash performance exceeding our expectations.  Payments received in advance of profit recognised on construction contracts are expected to unwind in the second half of this financial year, giving rise to an anticipated cash outflow of £1.3 million. Average net debt during the six month period was the lowest recorded since the acquisition of Levolux in 2007, and this benefited the group's net interest charge on borrowings which reduced to £0.3 million in the period, compared with £0.4 million a year ago.

 

The main change in the group balance sheet was the increase in the IAS19 pension deficit to £15.5 million (31 December 2012: £13.7 million, 30 June 2013: £10.1 million), mainly due to a reduction in long term AA corporate bond yields used to discount pension liabilities to present values. This increase exceeded retained profit in the period, and therefore shareholders' funds reduced from £22.4 million at the last financial year end to £18.3 million at 31 December 2013.

 

The group's formal triennial pension valuation at 31 March 2013, which uses more prudent assumptions than the IAS19 accounting valuation, remains under discussion with the Pension Trustees. Draft calculations show that this deficit has more than doubled from the £11.5 million recorded at the previous valuation in 2010, mainly due to a reduction in gilt yields to almost record low levels in the intervening period. Despite the steady recovery in gilt yields since the valuation date, it is now likely that company funding of the pension schemes will have to increase from July 2014 onwards. The group is seeking to agree a longer deficit recovery period with the Pension Trustees, such that future deficit recovery payments remain proportionate, and balanced with the need to continue to invest in and grow the business.

 

Outlook

 

Group order books at 31 December 2013 stood at £35 million, compared with £44 million at 30 June 2013 and £46 million at 31 December 2012. The reduction can be explained by billings on the Kitimat contract and other large construction contracts over the last year. Levels of enquiries, specifications and "spot" orders remain healthy.

 

On balance, in view of all the factors described in this statement, the first half result and the normal seasonality of the business, the Board expects the group to achieve its previous expectations for full year performance.

 

 

 

Paul Hooper, Chief Executive

4 February 2014

 

 

 

 

 

(1)   Underlying profits are stated prior to the deduction of brand amortisation charges of £0.1 million (2012: £0.1million), and IAS19 (revised) pension costs of £0.5 million (2012 re-stated: £0.6 million). Also, in 2012, underlying profits were stated prior to deducting restructuring and acquisition costs of £0.3 million and an impairment charge of £0.6m.



CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

for the half year to 31 December 2013

 



Half year to 31 December 2013

Half year to 31 December 2012 (re-stated)*

Year to

30 June 2013

(re-stated)*



 

 

Underlying (Unaudited)

 

Non - underlying (Unaudited)

 

 

Total

(Unaudited)

 

 

Underlying (Unaudited)

 

Non - underlying (Unaudited)

 

 

Total

(Unaudited)

 

Total

(Re-statement* unaudited)


Notes

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000










Revenue

4

57,222

-

57,222

59,519

-

59,519

116,769

Cost of sales


(42,026)

-

(42,026)

(44,767)

-

(44,767)

(86,087)

Gross profit


15,196

-

15,196

14,752

-

14,752

30,682










Net operating expenses









   Net operating expenses before 

   non-underlying items

 

5

 

(11,883)

 

-

 

(11,883)

 

(11,596)

 

-

 

(11,596)

 

(24,033)

   Brand amortisation

5

-

(134)

(134)

-

(128)

(128)

(273)

   IAS19 (revised) - pension scheme 

   administration costs

 

5,6

 

-

 

(200)

 

(200)

 

-

 

(125)

 

(125)

 

(400)

   Restructuring and acquisition costs

5

-

-

-

-

(241)

(241)

(814)

   Impairment

5

-

-

-

-

(625)

(625)

(625)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net operating expenses


(11,883)

(334)

(12,217)

(11,596)

(1,119)

(12,715)

(26,145)










Operating profit

4

3,313

(334)

2,979

3,156

(1,119)

2,037

4,537










Finance income

7

5

-

5

7

-

7

16

Finance expenses

5,6,7

(279)

(320)

(599)

(437)

(498)

(935)

(1,779)

Profit before taxation


3,039

(654)

2,385

2,726

(1,617)

1,109

2,774










Tax (expense)/income

8

(735)

214

(521)

(709)

380

(329)

(888)



 



 

 




Profit for the period


2,304

(440)

1,864

2,017

(1,237)

780

1,886

 

Other comprehensive income


















Items that will not be recycled to profit or loss:









    Actuarial (loss)/gain on defined benefit pensions

 

2



 

(6,156)



 

215

3,597

    Tax on actuarial loss/(gain) on defined benefit pensions




1,042



(196)

(924)





(5,114)



19

2,673











Items that are or may be recycled subsequently to profit or loss:









    Effective portion of changes in fair value of cash flow hedges




 

(75)



 

-

 

5

    Exchange differences on retranslation of foreign operations




 

(16)



 

(13)

 

15

 

 Tax on cash flow hedge




 

19

(72)



3

(10)

5

25







Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the period, net of tax




 

(5,186)



 

9

2,698









Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the period, net of tax




(3,322)



789

4,584










Earnings per share




Pence



Pence

Pence










Basic earnings per share

11



5.2



2.2

5.3










Diluted earnings per share

11



5.2



2.2

5.3










* Pension costs in 2012/13 have been re-stated in accordance with IAS19 (revised), which became effective this financial year. Further details are provided in notes 1

and 6. The re-statement has not yet been audited.


 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

at 31 December 2013

 





31 December

31 December

30 June





2013

(Unaudited)

2012

(Unaudited)

2013

(Audited)





£'000

£'000

£'000

Assets







Non-current assets






Property, plant and equipment


12,605

13,462

12,872

Goodwill




16,488

16,488

16,488

Other intangible assets


2,857

3,252

2,976

Financial asset investments



17

17

17

Deferred tax assets



3,256

3,156

2,314





35,223

36,375

34,667

Current assets






Inventories



13,170

14,015

12,131

Biological assets


170

125

163

Trade and other receivables


19,568

19,774

23,529

Cash and cash equivalents


6,179

11,434

9,147

Derivative financial assets


50

71

63





39,137

45,419

45,033






Total assets



74,360

81,794

79,700







Liabilities






Non-current liabilities





Interest bearing loans and borrowings


(13,862)

(19,807)

(16,834)

Employee benefits payable


(15,504)

(13,723)

(10,062)

Provisions




(628)

(595)

(572)

Deferred tax liabilities


(1,435)

(1,652)

(1,515)





(31,429)

(35,777)

(28,983)

Current liabilities






Trade and other payables


(23,720)

(25,941)

(27,162)

Provisions




(366)

(246)

(528)

Income tax payable



(521)

(454)

(584)

Derivative financial liabilities


(73)

(3)

-





(24,680)

(26,644)

(28,274)

Total liabilities



(56,109)

(62,421)

(57,257)








Net assets



18,251

19,373

22,443








Equity







Called up share capital


4,517

4,517

4,517

Share premium



445

445

445

Capital reserve - own shares


(618)

(618)

(618)

Hedging reserve



(68)

(19)

(12)

Foreign currency reserve



35

23

51

Profit and loss account reserve



13,940

15,025

18,060

Total equity



18,251

19,373

22,443


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

for the half year to 31 December 2013

 




Half year to 31 December

Half year to 31 December

2012

 

(Re-stated)

(Unaudited)

Year to 30 June




2013

2013




 

 

(Unaudited)

 (Re-stated)

(Re-statement unaudited)





£'000

£'000

£'000

Operating activities





Operating profit


2,979

2,037

4,537

Adjustments for:






Depreciation



992

1,116

2,331

Amortisation


238

247

543

Impairment


-

625

625

Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment


-

(58)

(67)

(Increase) / decrease in inventories


(1,039)

352

2,236

Increase in biological assets


(7)

(34)

(72)

Decrease in receivables


3,961

6,940

3,188

Decrease in trade and other payables


(3,279)

(3,454)

(1,951)

Movement in provisions


(106)

(244)

15

Movement in retirement benefit obligations


(1,234)

(1,224)

(2,276)

Share based payments


21

12

-

Other non-cash items


200

125

400

Cash generated from operations


2,726

6,440

9,509








Tax (paid) / received




(544)

182

(267)

Net cash inflow from operating activities


2,182

6,622

9,242







Investing activities






Purchase of property, plant and equipment


(738)

(623)

(1,476)

Payments to acquire intangible fixed assets


(119)

(23)

(43)

Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment


-

64

83

Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash and deferred consideration


(150)

(399)

(399)

Interest received


5

7

16

Net cash outflow from investing activities


(1,002)

(974)

(1,819)







Financing activities






Interest paid



(241)

(395)

(764)

Equity dividends paid



(891)

(356)

(1,069)

Repayment of amounts borrowed


(3,000)

-

(3,000)

Net cash outflow from financing activities


(4,132)

(751)

(4,833)








Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(2,952)

4,897

2,590








Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


9,147

6,550

6,550

Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents

(2,952)

4,897

2,590

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes


(16)

(13)

7

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

6,179

11,434

9,147








Cash and cash equivalents comprise:





Cash and short term deposits

 

6,179

11,434

9,147


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

for the half year to 31 December 2013

 

 

Share

Share

Capital reserve -

 

 

 

Hedging

 

 

Foreign

currency

 

Profit

and loss account

 

 

capital

premium

own shares

reserve

reserve

reserve

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 July 2013

4,517

445

(618)

(12)

51

18,060

22,443

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

1,864

1,864

Exchange differences on retranslation of foreign operations

-

-

-

-

(16)

-

 

(16)

Net loss on cash flow hedges

-

-

-

(75)

-

-

(75)

Tax on derivative financial liability

-

-

-

19

-

-

19

Actuarial loss on defined benefit pension schemes, net of tax

-

-

-

-

-

(5,114)

 

(5,114)

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

(891)

(891)

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

21

21

At 31 December 2013

4,517

445

(618)

(68)

35

13,940

18,251

 

 







 

Share

Share

Capital reserve -

 

 

Hedging

 

 Foreign

currency

Profit

and loss account


 

capital

premium

own shares

reserve

reserve

reserve

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 July 2012

4,517

445

(618)

(22)

36

14,570

18,928

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

780

780

Exchange differences on retranslation of foreign operations

-

-

-

-

(13)

-

 

(13)

Tax on derivative financial liability

-

-

-

3

-

-

3

Actuarial gain on defined benefit pension schemes, net of tax

-

-

-

-

-

19

 

19

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

(356)

(356)

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

12

12

At 31 December 2012

4,517

445

(618)

(19)

23

15,025

19,373


NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

for the half year to 31 December 2013

 

1. Basis of preparation

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of The Alumasc Group plc and its subsidiaries have been prepared on the basis of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as adopted by the European Union, that are effective at 31 December 2013.

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared using the accounting policies set out in the statutory accounts for the financial year to 30 June 2013 and in accordance with IAS34 "Interim Financial Reporting".

 

The consolidated financial statements of the group as at and for the year ended 30 June 2013 are available on request from the company's registered office at Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northants, NN15 5JP or at the website www.alumasc.co.uk.

 

The comparative figures for the financial year ended 30 June 2013 are not the company's statutory accounts for that financial year but have been extracted from those accounts. Those accounts have been reported on by the company's auditors and delivered to the registrar of companies. The report of the auditors was (i) unqualified, (ii) did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report, and (iii) did not contain a statement under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the half year ended 31 December 2013 are not statutory accounts and have been neither audited nor reviewed by the group's auditors.  They do not contain all of the information required for full financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the group as at and for the year ended 30 June 2013. 

 

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on

4 February 2014.

 

On the basis of the group's financing facilities and current financial plans and sensitivity analyses, the Board is satisfied that the group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future and accordingly continues to adopt the going concern basis in preparing these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

As required, the group has adopted amendments to IAS19 (revised) Employee Benefits in the current financial year, and has re-stated the prior year's results accordingly. As a consequence, the group has changed its accounting policies with respect to the basis for accounting for finance income/expense on the value of the defined benefit pension schemes' assets/liabilities and with respect to the costs of administering defined benefit pension schemes. The group determines finance income/expense for the period relating to defined benefit pension schemes by applying the discount rate used for valuing the schemes' liabilities to the value of the net pension asset/liability at the beginning of the year. Previously, the group calculated finance income by applying the expected return on assets to the value of the schemes' assets at the beginning of the year and finance expense by applying the discount rate to the value of the schemes' liabilities at the beginning of the year (taking in to account any changes during the period as a result of contributions and benefit payments). Additionally, the expense of administering the pension schemes is now charged separately to operating profit within the income statement. Previously it was accounted for as a reduction in the expected return on schemes' assets. The re-statement has not yet been audited.

 

The definition of underlying earnings has been amended from 1 July 2013 as stated in the group's annual report. Pension costs under IAS19 (revised) are now excluded from underlying earnings. Further details are given on pages 23 and 92 of Alumasc's Report and Accounts 2013. All comparators have been re-stated on this basis, see note 6 for further details.

 

2. Estimates

The preparation of condensed consolidated interim financial statements requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amount of assets and liabilities, income and expense.  Actual results may differ from these estimates.

 

Except as described below, in preparing these condensed consolidated interim financial statements, the significant judgements made by management in applying the group's accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as those that applied to the consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 30 June 2013.

During the six months ended 31 December 2013, management reassessed and updated its estimates in respect of retirement benefit obligations based on market data available at 31 December 2013.  The resulting impact was a £6.2 million pre-tax actuarial loss, calculated using IAS19 (revised) conventions, recognised in the six month period to 31 December 2013.

 

3. Risks and Uncertainties

A summary of the group's principal risks and uncertainties was provided on pages 24 and 25 of Alumasc's Report and Accounts 2013. The Board considers these risks and uncertainties remain relevant to the current financial year.

 

 

4. Segmental analysis

 

 

External

 

Inter-segment

 

Revenue

Total

Segmental Operating

Result

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Half Year to 31 December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Shading & Screening

9,152

-

9,152

328

Roofing & Walling

13,690

-

13,690

1,078

Energy Management

22,842

-

22,842

1,406

 

 

 

 

 

Construction Products

7,618

2

7,620

882

Rainwater, Drainage, Plastics & Casings

11,891

28

11,919

1,672

Water Management & Other

19,509

30

19,539

2,554

 

 

 

 

 

Building Products

42,351

30

42,381

3,960

 

 

 

 

 

Alumasc Precision

14,871

596

15,467

42

Engineering Products

14,871

596

15,467

42

 

 

 

 

 

Elimination/Unallocated costs

-

(626)

(626)

(689)

 

 

 

 

 

Total

57,222

-

57,222

3,313

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Segmental operating result

 

 

 

3,313

Brand amortisation

 

 

 

(134)

IAS19 (revised) - pension scheme administration costs

 

 

 

(200)

Total operating profit

 

 

 

2,979

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External

 

Inter-segment

 

Revenue

Total

Segmental Operating

Result

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Half Year to 31 December 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Shading & Screening

9,582

-

9,582

484

Roofing & Walling

17,564

-

17,564

1,595

Energy Management

27,146

-

27,146

2,079

 

 

 

 

 

Construction Products

7,538

-

7,538

950

Rainwater, Drainage, Plastics & Casings

10,060

37

10,097

1,032

Water Management & Other

17,598

37

17,635

1,982

 

 

 

 

 

Building Products

44,744

37

44,781

4,061

 

 

 

 

 

Alumasc Precision

14,775

384

15,159

(294)

Engineering Products

14,775

384

15,159

(294)

 

 

 

 

 

Elimination/Unallocated costs

-

(421)

(421)

(611)

 

 

 

 

 

Total

59,519

-

59,519

3,156

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Segmental operating result

 

 

 

3,156

Brand amortisation

 

 

 

(128)

IAS19 (revised) - pension scheme administration costs

 

 

 

(125)

Restructuring and acquisition costs

 

 

 

(241)

Impairment

 

 

 

(625)

Total operating profit

 

 

 

2,037

 

 

 

External

 

Inter-segment

 

Revenue

Total

Segmental Operating

Result

Full Year to 30 June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Shading & Screening

18,086

-

18,086

841

Roofing & Walling

32,569

-

32,569

3,094

Energy Management

50,655

-

50,655

3,935

 

 

 

 

 

Construction Products

17,109

-

17,109

2,415

Rainwater, Drainage, Plastics & Casings

20,448

77

20,525

2,029

Water Management & Other

37,557

77

37,634

4,444

 

 

 

 

 

Building Products

88,212

77

88,289

8,379

 

 

 

 

 

Alumasc Precision

28,557

859

29,416

(461)

Engineering Products

28,557

859

29,416

(461)

 

 

 

 

 

Elimination/Unallocated costs

-

(936)

(936)

(1,269)

 

 

 

 

 

Total

116,769

-

116,769

6,649

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Segmental operating result

 

 

 

6,649

Brand amortisation

 

 

 

(273)

IAS19 (revised) - pension scheme administration costs

 

 

 

(400)

Restructuring and acquisition costs

 

 

 

(814)

Impairment

 

 

 

(625)

Total operating profit

 

 

 

4,537

 

 

5. Non-underlying items


Half year to

Half year to

Year to




31 December

31 December

30 June




2013

2012

2013





 (Re-stated)

 (Re-stated)




£'000

£'000

£'000







Brand amortisation

(134)

(128)

(273)

IAS19 (revised) - pension scheme administration costs

(200)

(125)

(400)

IAS19 (revised) - net pension scheme finance costs

(320)

(498)

(996)

Restructuring and acquisition costs

-

(241)

(814)

Impairment

-

(625)

(625)


(654)

(1,617)

(3,108)

 

 

Restructuring and acquisition costs in the prior year relate to restructuring and redundancy costs, and the costs of acquiring Rainclear Systems Limited.

 

The impairment charge in the prior year of £625,000 related to a partial write down of the carrying value of goodwill in Blackdown Greenroofs, which was reduced from £1,251,000 to £626,000 at 31 December 2012.

 

6.  Impact of IAS19 (revised) re-statements 

 


 

 

Half year to

 

Year to




31 December

30 June




2012

2013




£'000

£'000






  IAS19 - net pension scheme finance  costs, as originally stated

402

768

Adjustments to IAS19 methodology for calculating returns on pension scheme assets

96

228

IAS19 (revised) - net pension scheme finance  costs, re-stated

498

996

 

 IAS19 (revised) - pension scheme administration costs*

125

400




Re-stated total IAS19 (revised) - pension costs

623

1,396

 

* Pension scheme administration costs were previously accounted for as a reduction in the expected return on scheme assets.

 

 

7. Net finance costs


Half year to

Half year to

Year to




31 December

31 December

30 June




2013

2012

2013





(Re-stated)

(Re-stated)




£'000

£'000

£'000







Finance income - Bank interest

(5)

(7)

(16)

 

Finance costs     - Bank loans and overdrafts

35

66

106

                         - Revolving credit facility

244

371

677


279

437

783

                        

- IAS19 (revised) - net pension scheme finance  costs

320

498

996


599

935

1,779

 

 

8. Tax expense










Half year to

Half year to

Year to





31 December

31 December

30 June





2013

2013

2013






(Re-stated)

(Re-stated)





£'000

£'000

£'000








Current tax:





UK corporation tax


476

336

909

Overseas Tax

4

9

40

Amounts over provided in previous years

-

-

(21)

Total current tax


480

345

928








Deferred tax:






Origination and reversal of temporary differences

120

28

1

Rate change adjustment

(79)

(44)

(41)

Total deferred tax

41

(16)

(40)















Total tax expense

521

329

888








Tax recognised in other comprehensive income:




Deferred tax:




Tax (credit)/charge on actuarial (losses)/gains on pension schemes

(1,042)

196

 

924

Tax credit on losses on cash flow hedges

(19)

(3)

(5)

Tax (credited)/charged to other comprehensive income

(1,061)

193

919








Total tax (credit)/charge in the statement of comprehensive income

(540)

522

1,807

 

 

9. Dividends

The directors have approved an interim dividend per share of 2.2p (2012: 2.0p) which will be paid on 8 April 2014 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 7 March 2014.  The cash cost of the dividend is expected to be £0.8 million.  In accordance with IFRS accounting requirements, as the dividend was approved after the balance sheet date, it has not been accrued in the interim consolidated financial statements.  A final dividend per share of 2.5p in respect of the 2012/13 financial year was paid at a cash cost of £0.9 million during the six months to 31 December 2013.

 

 

10. Share Based Payments

During the period, the group awarded 170,000 (2012: 100,000) options under the Executive Share Option Scheme ("ESOS").  These options have an exercise price of 128.5p and require certain criteria to be fulfilled before vesting.  136,000 (2012: 184,000) existing ESOS options lapsed during the period.

 

Total awards granted under the group's Long Term Incentive Plans ("LTIP") amounted to 289,882 (2012: nil).   LTIP awards have no exercise price but are dependent on certain vesting criteria being met.  During the period 290,217 (2012: 290,272) existing LTIP awards lapsed.

 

 

11. Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net profit for the period attributable to ordinary equity shareholders of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period.

 

Diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing the net profit attributable to ordinary equity shareholders of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period, after allowing for the exercise of outstanding share options. The following sets out the income and share data used in the basic and diluted earnings per share calculations:

 


Half year to

31 December

2013

Half year to

31 December

2012

Year to

30 June

2013



(Re-stated)

(Re-stated)


£'000

£'000

      £'000





Profit attributable to equity holders of the parent

1,864

780

1,886

 

 





Half year to

31 December

2013

Half year to

31 December

2012

Year to

30 June

2013


        000s

        000s

000s





Basic weighted average number of shares

35,648

35,648

35,648

Dilutive potential ordinary shares

-

-

-

Diluted weighted average number of shares

35,648

35,648

35,648

 

 

 

 

 




Calculation of underlying earnings per share:



Half year to

31 December

2013

Half year to

31 December

2012

Year to

30 June

2013



(Re-stated)

(Re-stated)


£'000

£'000

      £'000





Reported profit before taxation

2,385

1,109

2,774

Add: brand amortisation

134

128

273

Add: IAS19 (revised) - pension scheme administration costs

200

125

400

Add: IAS19 (revised) - net pension scheme finance costs

320

498

996

Add: impairment

-

625

625

Add: restructuring and acquisition costs

-

241

814









Underlying profit before taxation

3,039

2,726

5,882

Tax at underlying group rate of 24.2%

(2012: 26.0%; 2012/13: 25.7%)

(735)

(709)

(1,512)

Underlying earnings

2,304

2,017

4,370





Underlying earnings per share

6.5p

5.7p

12.3p

 

 

12. Related party disclosure

The group has a related party relationship with its directors and with its UK pension schemes.  There has been no material change in the nature of the related party transactions described in the Report and Accounts 2013.  Related party information is disclosed in note 30 of that document.   

 

 

Responsibility Statement

 

The Directors confirm that, to the best of their knowledge:

 

a) the condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS34 "Interim Financial Reporting" as adopted by the EU; and

 

b) the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by:

·      DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

·      DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the group during that period; and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report that could do so.

 

On behalf of the Board

 

 

 

 

 

G P Hooper                                                           A Magson             

Chief Executive                                                     Group Finance Director


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