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Monday 28 September, 2020

Brand Architekts Grp

Final Results

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Brand Architekts Group PLC
28 September 2020
 

Brand Architekts Group plc

("Brand Architekts" or the "Group")

Final Results

 

Brand Architekts Group plc announces its final results for the 52 weeks ended 27 June 2020.

Overview of Results:

 

 

Group

Continuing Operations

 

2020

2019

2020

2019

 Revenue

£23.7m

£77.3m

£16.3m

£19.7m

 Underlying operating (loss) / profit 1

£(0.8)m

£4.4m

£0.1m

£2.4m

 (Loss) / Profit before taxation

£2.2m

£4.1m

£(4.3)m

£1.8m

 EPS

 12.9p

 20.7p

 

 

Net cash / (debt)

£18.0m

£(7.2)m

 

 

 

1 Underlying operating profit is calculated before exceptional items, share based payments, and amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles

 

Financial headlines:

· Revenues for the 52 weeks of £16.3m (excluding sales from discontinued operations), a decline of 17% on the prior year.

· UK sales declined by 16%, driven by low consumer confidence and pressure within the retail environment, and the impact of store closures as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19.

· International sales declined by 24% following the heavy impact of currency devaluation in Turkey, the effect of increased tariffs on cosmetic goods shipped from China to USA and the impact of COVID-19 across several of our markets.

· Underlying Gross Profit Margin, excluding exceptional inventory provisions and write offs made at the year end of £2.5m, was 35.2%. Gross profit margin including these items declined to 19.6% (2019: 35.6%).

· Continuing operations made an underlying operating profit of £0.1m, while the Group made an underlying operating loss of £0.8m (2019: underlying operating profit £4.4m).

· Group Profit before tax decreased to £2.2m (2019: profit before tax £4.1m).

· Net cash position at the year ended June 2020 was £18.0m (2019: net debt £7.2m).

 

Operational highlights:

· Creation of a solely Owned Brands business following the disposal of the Contract Manufacturing Business for £35 million.

· Operational transition now complete.

· Appointment of new Executive team to build scale and deliver further profitable growth.

· Detailed review of operations undertaken including full review of brand portfolio.

 

Quentin Higham, Chief Executive, commented:

"Since joining in May, I have been impressed with the depth of our product portfolio and the professionalism of the team, who have endured the most difficult of trading conditions with great resilience and determination. Following a detailed review of all operations, I believe we now have the right strategy to deliver sustainable, profitable growth over the coming years."

 

 

Roger McDowell, incoming Non-Executive Chairman, commented:

"Having already been involved with the business for a number of years as a Senior Independent Director, I am very excited to be working with the new management team. I have no doubt that we have the model and depth of resources to position us for success over the next few years.

I would like to thank Brendan Hynes for his stewardship, as he has overseen the transformation of the Group to a fully focused branded business with a very strong balance sheet.

I look forward to working with the rest of the Board as we seek to deliver growth organically, through transformational investment and focus on DTC (direct to consumer) and through targeted acquisitions."

 

 

For further information please contact:

 

Brand Architekts plc

 

 

Roger McDowell

Quentin Higham

Tom Carter

Incoming Non-Executive Chairman

Chief Executive

Chief Finance Officer

 via Alma

Shaun Dobson / Jen Boorer

N+1 Singer (Nomad)

 0207 496 3000

Josh Royston / Sam Modlin

Alma PR

 07780 901979

 



 

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

This financial year has been one of transformation for the Group, while presenting both opportunities and challenges in equal measure.

In August 2019 we concluded the disposal of our manufacturing business, leaving a company solely focused on owned-brands, and with a strong balance sheet. While this deal was transformational, it also required the business to go through a period of significant operational transition. We needed to recruit a fresh management team with the necessary experience and ambition to reflect this change of focus, and who could put in place their own strategic vision for delivering shareholder value.

While the search was underway, we were fortunate to be able to call on the experience of Chris How to act as Interim Chief Executive, and I would like to thank him for providing executive management continuity during this challenging period. Even so, the distractions of managing the sale and realigning our management structure inevitably impacted business performance during the reporting period.

With these issues now behind us, I am pleased to say that in Quentin Higham as CEO and Tom Carter as CFO, I am confident that we have the right team in place to develop and execute an exciting new strategic plan to deliver shareholder value for the business. They have identified and will build the right platform of systems and processes to drive the business forward.

This new executive team joined the business as we were starting to see the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This had an immediate effect on the buying habits of both consumers and retailers alike, presenting both risks and opportunities for the Group.

Performance review

The final quarter of the financial year was heavily impacted by COVID-19, with non-essential retailers closed during this period and International business effectively on hold.

As a result net sales for FY20 were £16.3m, (excluding sales from discontinued operations), a decline of 17% on the prior year. Sales in the first half were £10.6m, a decline of 15% when compared to H1 2019 (£12.5m). Sales in the second half of FY20 declined by 21%, to £5.7m (H2 2019: £7.2m). 

Following the heavy impact of currency devaluation in Turkey and the effect of increased tariffs on cosmetic goods shipped from China to USA, international sales declined by 24%. Looking forward, should the tariffs be reversed, the Board believes that the Group is well placed to recover a large proportion of the affected USA business.

UK sales declined by 16%, despite encouraging volume growth across our three 'drive' brands, two of which were re-launched within the period. The decline was largely due to one significant customer, however, overall low consumer confidence and pressure within the retail environment has resulted in a reduction of both category space and the effectiveness of promotional activity.

Gross profit margin declined to 19.6% (2019: 35.6%). Underlying Gross Profit Margin, which excludes Gross Profit of £2.5m from exceptional inventory provisions and write offs made at the year end, was 35.2%. As part of the business transformation to focus on Owned Brands with a new management team, a number of decisions were taken to reshape the brand portfolio, triggering adjustments to these brands and related inventory. This includes brands being exited, de-listed, re-launches and clearance of older products which may have historically been sold through discount channels. These costs are one off as part of the business transformation, therefore margins are expected to normalise in FY20/21.

Profit before tax decreased to £2.2m (2019: profit before tax £4.1m). This included exceptional items of £3.5m comprising the profit made on the disposal of the manufacturing business of £8.9m offset with exceptional costs of £5.4m.

Impact of COVID-19

Clearly, the outbreak of COVID-19 in March presented us with a challenge that no business had experienced before. We took immediate steps to ensure the health and well-being of our employees, clients and suppliers and this still remains the top priority for the Group. I would like to thank all our employees for their tireless work and dedication throughout these challenging times.

Encouragingly, overall sales performance during H2 was stronger than the Board had anticipated. Even so, we weren't immune to the fluctuating demands of customers and end-consumers, and during the last quarter of FY20 the impact of the pandemic had a significant effect on the sales mix.

Our brands' performance within UK grocers showed single digit growth, while our online sales channels, whether through large e-tailers such as Amazon or our own branded websites, have delivered high double digit growth. As a result of the shift to online we stepped up promotional activity to capitalise on this route to market.

These gains did not offset the significant decline in other high street outlets, whose store traffic was impacted during lockdown. Additionally, several key international markets did not place orders during Q4 FY20 due to the closure of most general merchandise and department stores.

Unsurprisingly, sales of handcare products increased significantly and we were able to secure extra supply to support retailer demand. But it was also no surprise that sales of male haircare and shaving products saw a major decline.

Response to COVID-19

In order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the business, the Group took a number of decisions to reduce operating costs and associated cash requirements. These included:

· a number of short-term reductions on our discretionary expenditure

· a short-term suspension of rent payments for our offices in Teddington

· steps to manage staff costs, including a hiring freeze across a number of vacant positions

· all Board directors agreeing to a 20% reduction in their respective salaries or fees (April-June).

However, the business took the decision not to participate in the furlough scheme, so that the team could focus on its response to consumer behaviour post COVID-19, and to plan for FY21.

Board changes

Over the period, and following the sale of our manufacturing business, we made a number of changes to the executive team and Board. We now believe that we have the team in place to build scale and deliver further profitable growth.

Quentin Higham became CEO, effective from 4 May 2020. Despite the difficulties of joining the business in the midst of lockdown, his deep industry experience and passion for brands has been evident from the outset. Quentin joined Brand Architekts from Yardley of London Ltd. where he had been Managing Director for 10 years. Previously he had been Marketing Director at Coty and was Head of UK Marketing at global cosmetics company Revlon.

On 22 June 2020 Tom Carter joined the Group as Chief Financial Officer. Tom brings strong financial and operational skills to the business and the Board believes he is the right person to steer Brand Architekts to the next stage in its development. Tom joined from Technetix Group Limited, a market-leading technology company, where he was Group Finance and Operations Director. Previously, he was Regional Business Controller at Alliance Boots, Financial Controller at Sky Media and Finance Manager at Procter & Gamble. Tom trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC.

As announced on 14 July 2020, Chris How was appointed as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Chris was formerly the CEO of Swallowfield PLC (the previous name of the Group) and recently served as interim CEO of Brand Architekts. Chris brings continuity, detailed knowledge of the business and extensive, relevant sector experience. I have no doubt that he will provide sound counsel to Quentin and Tom.

After seven years in the role, as announced on 14 July 2020, I informed the Group of my intention to step down from the Board following the presentation of these financial results. With the Group now transformed into a strong, fully brands-focused, cash-positive business, and with a new executive team in place, I feel that now is the right time to step aside. I am proud of the work that we have done to transform the business and believe that it has never been better placed to build scale and drive growth.

Roger McDowell, the incumbent Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee, will succeed me and take on the role of Non-Executive Chairman. Roger is an experienced Chairman and non-executive director, and his extensive knowledge of the business provides for a smooth and seamless transition.

Dividends

Following the sale of the manufacturing business and subsequent reorganisation, the Group has not delivered an operating profit this year. Accordingly, the Board will not be proposing a final dividend. The payment of the interim dividend was cancelled as a result of uncertainty following the coronavirus outbreak. The Group's dividend policy will be kept under review and further updates made as appropriate.

Outlook

As we enter the new financial year the difficult trading conditions remain and the impact on the high street in particular is uncertain. This is evidenced by the caution being shown by retailers for their forthcoming Christmas orders, where agreed volumes are down on last year both domestically and I internationally.

The impact of COVID-19 on our business has been significant, but we have responded well to these challenges. We now have in place a new management team, an experienced and committed workforce and a strong balance sheet with significant positive cash.

We are responding to structural changes in the market, by accelerating our strategy to develop and invest in online sales, further innovative NPD and a stronger focus on distribution in both the UK and internationally. There is still considerable work to be done on relaunching a number of underperforming brands; rationalising ranges & improving productivity. All of these plans are in place but given retailer range review dates, will not come to fruition until H2 this year.

Given the strength of our balance sheet, we also remain alert to further acquisition opportunities which offer the potential to build scale and deliver incremental shareholder value.

Given these uncertain conditions it would be inappropriate to provide guidance on the likely outcome for the year at this time. This will be kept under review and guidance will be provided when there is greater clarity.

 

Brendan Hynes

Non-Executive Chairman

 

 

CEO'S STATEMENT

It is a great pleasure to give you my first impressions of Brand Architekts, having taken up the reins as Chief Executive in May.

I can safely say it has been an induction like no other I've experienced: when I arrived the business had hunkered down due to COVID-19, against a sad backdrop of ghost-town high streets and rapidly changing retail habits. The lockdown also meant that getting together with my new colleagues was necessarily confined to Microsoft Teams.

However, it was instantly clear to me that I was inheriting a team that had become adept at making light work of challenges and changes. With unswerving dedication and passion, they had already embraced significant structural and management changes during this reporting year. They proceeded to address the pandemic, and its considerable business and logistical implications, with the same calm professionalism.

I'm also excited to be working with two fellow new recruits to the management team: Tom Carter (Chief Financial Officer) and Joanna Hutton (Commercial Director). We have already launched ambitious new growth plans, and across our business I'm entirely confident we have the talent, drive and portfolio to deliver them. 

Initial findings

Brand Architekts is not in fact entirely new to me. I have worked in the beauty sector for nearly 30 years and was involved with BA brands such as Fish! and Real Shaving Company in previous roles.

One of my first tasks was to review how we are organised. Brand Architekts was only established in its current guise in August 2019 and there were transitional service agreements in place until the end of that calendar year. Much of my initial focus was therefore on making sure that we have the right structures and processes in place to give us the insight we need across all functions of the business.

Of course, one of the businesses key strengths is its portfolio of brands. Understanding the needs of retailers and delivering products to meet those needs has been the foundation of Brand Architekts' success and reflects the strength of relationships we enjoy. This is also a time when the breadth of our portfolio comes into its own: we cover both female beauty and male grooming products, and at different price points ranging from "masstige" to everyday accessible value. This should give us resilience as the true economic impact of the pandemic becomes increasingly felt. We are increasingly focused on productivity and rationalising underperforming SKUs and brands. 

As we move into FY21 and beyond, I see immediate priorities in three specific areas:

· Getting closer to our end-consumers' needs and wants. Just as we have forged strong relationships with customers, we need to do the same with consumers. Consumer habits change at pace and it is only by being hard-wired into those evolving needs that a brand can achieve its full potential. By complementing our team's knowledge of the marketplace with more deep-dive data analysis, we can improve and create more powerful, sustainable brands.

Pleasingly, our portfolio contains brands with considerable untapped potential. Once we have gained consumer insight, we will invest in these specific brands to accelerate market awareness, drive demand and achieve higher ROI. Even where certain brands do not merit extra investment, they can still be profitable and cash generative. 

· Strengthening our DTC channels. As I write, high street outlets are cautiously emerging from lockdown. While this is heartening to see, footfall is, and is expected to remain, depressed for the foreseeable future. COVID-19 has highlighted that we have a pressing need to build a robust direct-to-consumer (DTC) channel. We will invest the resources required and actively get closer to our consumer base.

· Realise our full potential internationally. Although we already have a presence in 28 countries, there is much more we can do. The love of high quality, efficacious, yet affordable beauty products transcends borders and I will be drawing on my international experience to oversee this personally.

I am pleased to say that the sale of our manufacturing business in 2019 means we have the resources to make these investments happen. We also intend to supplement these organic initiatives with acquisitions which will strengthen our core competences, and/or address areas of weakness. It is always hard to predict a timeline for M&A activity, but we will approach opportunities selectively. The Board will be focused on the right deals - those that complement our strategy and generate good ROI - rather than quick deals.

With this combination of organic and acquisitive initiatives, I'm confident that within five years we will have created a company delivering £50m of annualised revenues. To this end we have launched "Project 50" internally, and we are united in believing that while this goal is ambitious, it is also eminently achievable. Project 50 will enable us to achieve scale and increase earnings, resulting in improved shareholder value.

This Project 50 plan allows for the challenging retail conditions we are witnessing now and the uncertainty around when they might improve. In FY21, the year ahead will be one of consolidation for Brand Architekts as we finalise the platform, the products and the routes to market that will drive this business forward.

 

Quentin Higham

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL REVIEW

Key Performance Indicators

To measure and monitor our progress against our growth strategy, we track our performance against a set of ambitious targets and milestones. The goals we set are closely assessed to ensure we focus our efforts to deliver both in the short term and long term. A summary of the financial measures used are:

 

 

 

2020

2019

Reported Results from continuing operations

 

 

 

 Revenue (note 5)

 

£16.3m

£19.7m

 Underlying operating profit 1

 

£0.1m

£2.4m

 (Loss) / Profit before taxation

 

£(4.3)m

£1.8m

 

 

 

 

 Reported Results from continuing and discontinued operations

 

 

 

 Revenue (note 5)

 

£23.7m

£77.3m

 Underlying operating (loss) / profit 1

 

£(0.8)m

£4.4m

 Profit before taxation

 

£2.2m

£4.1m

 Basic earnings per share

 

£12.9p

20.7p

 Net cash / (debt)

 

£18.0m

£(7.2)m 

 

1 Underlying operating profit is calculated before exceptional items, share based payments, and amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles

A reconciliation of underlying operating profit to profit before taxation is shown below:

 

 

 

2020

2020

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

2019

 

 

Continuing

Discontinued

Total

 

Continuing

 

Discontinued

 

Total

Underlying (loss) / profit from operations

 

121

(909)

(788)

 

2,355

 

2,073

 

4,428

Exceptional Cost of Sales

 

(2,535)

 

(2,535)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles

 

(260)

 

(260)

 

(260)

 

 

 

(260)

Charge for share-based payments

 

(4)

-

(4)

 

(115)

 

 

 

(115)

Adjusted Operating (loss) / profit

 

(2,678)

(909)

(3,587)

 

1,980

 

2,073

 

4,053

Net finance (costs) / income

 

(224)

(23)

(246)

 

(144)

 

901

 

757

Adjusted (loss) / profit before taxation

 

(2,902)

(931)

(3,833)

 

1,836

 

2,974

 

4,810

Other exceptional items

 

(1,444)

7,460

6,016

 

(48)

 

(669)

 

(717)

(Loss) / profit before taxation

 

(4,346)

6,529

2,183

 

1,788

 

2,305

 

4,093

 

The Group implements a number of non-statutory measures which are summarised in the tables above and in more detail within the segmental Income Statement (note 5). These measures are used to illustrate the impact of non-recurring and non-trading items on the Group's financial results.

In addition to the financial key performance measures, a range of operational non-financial key performance indicators are also monitored at a management level covering, amongst others, new product development and innovation.  The Board receives an overview of these as part of its board management report.

Group statutory revenue at £16.3m from continuing operations was down 17% against prior year, adversely impacted by the continued decline in consumer confidence and retailer pressures, coupled with international pressures following the currency devaluation in Turkey and increased US tariffs from goods shipped from China and also the impact of COVID-19 in the last quarter of the financial year.

The gross profit margin declined to 19.6% (2019: 35.6%).  This decline is driven by exceptional adjustments as discussed in the Chairman's statement. Adjusting for these items Underlying Gross Profit margin was 35.2%. As these are one off costs, margins are expected to normalise in 2021.

Continuing operations made an underlying operating profit of £0.1m, while the Group made an underlying operating loss of £0.8m (2019: underlying operating profit £4.4m). Underlying operating profit is shown before amortisation of intangibles, exceptional costs and charges for share-based payments. Share options are put in place in order to incentivise the Group's wider management team (including the Executive Directors) and to ensure that their interests are aligned with shareholders. At the year-end, all previous executive share option schemes had been settled in full. At the reporting date, new schemes are in the process of being implemented.

The Group made a Profit Before Tax of £2.2m including other exceptional items of £3.5m made from the disposal of the manufacturing business of £8.9m offset with exceptional costs of £5.4m.

The effective tax rate for the period was negative 1% (2019: positive 11.1%) of pre-tax profits. The effective rate is below the statutory rate of 19% mainly due to the impact of the untaxable profit on disposal of the manufacturing division, losses carried back to previous period and the non recognition of deferred tax assets in relation to taxable losses carried forward. The current year tax charge reflects standard UK rates of taxation.

Net debt and cash flow

The Group has moved from a net debt to a net cash position primarily as a result of the net proceeds from the disposal of the manufacturing business in August 2019.  The Group's net cash position at the year ended June 2020 was £18.0m (2019: net debt £7.2m). Following the disposal of the manufacturing business, the majority of the Group's trading was in GBP. Note 10 provides an analysis of net cash. 

Financing costs of £0.3m (2019: £0.4m) comprised interest expense of £0.1m (2019: £0.26m) plus a pension plan notional finance charge of £0.2m (2019: charge £0.13m).  Finance income in the year is interest received on cash deposits.  Finance income in the prior year was the receipt of £1.15m income from the investment holding in Shanghai Colour Cosmetics Technology Company Limited (which was disposed of as part of the sale of the manufacturing business).

Capital expenditure in the year was limited to the design and implementation of a new ERP system (£0.1m), plus purchases of laptops and fixtures and fittings for the office (£0.03m).

Defined benefit pension plan

The defined benefit pension plan underwent its last triennial valuation on 5 April 2017. The deficit on a statutory funding basis was £2.6m and the Group entered into a revised deficit recovery plan and schedule of contributions in July 2018. Under this there is a commitment to make deficit reduction payments of £318k per annum for seven years and £210k for a further three years, and to pay certain administration costs and the PPF levy for the life of the plan.  This commitment will be re-assessed and is likely to be increased once the results of the next triennial valuation at 5 April 2020 are available. At the reporting date, the April 2020 valuation is still in progress.

Accounting Standards require the discount rate used for valuations under IAS19 'employee benefits' to be based on yields on high quality (usually AA-rated) corporate bonds of appropriate currency, taking into account the term of the relevant pension plan's liabilities. Corporate bond indices are used as a proxy to determine the discount rate. At the reporting date, the yields on bonds of all types were lower than they were at 29 June 2019. This has resulted in lower discount rates being adopted for accounting purposes compared to last year. This has materially increased the fair value of the plan liabilities as measured under IAS 19, which combined with the anticipated investment return performance, has translated into an increased liability under the IAS19 methodology. For accounting purposes at 27 June 2020, the Group recognised under IAS19 'employee benefits', a net liability of £13.2m (2019: £9.4m).

Going Concern

As part of its normal business practice, the Group prepares annual and longer-term plans and, in reviewing this information the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Company and Group have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. The Group has significant cash reserves of £21.2m following the sale of the manufacturing business.  Accordingly, we continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the annual report and accounts.

 



 

 

 

Group Statement of Comprehensive Income

For the 52 weeks ended 27 June 2020 and 52 weeks ended 29 June 2019

 




Notes

£'000

£'000

Revenue

5

16,250

19,676

Cost of sales (including Exceptional costs)

6

(13,069)

(12,680)

Gross profit


3,181

6,996

Commercial and administrative costs


(5,859)

(5,016)

Operating (loss) / profit before other exceptional items

(2,678)

1,980

Exceptional items

6

(1,444)

(48)

Operating (loss) / profit


(4,122)

1,932

Finance income


77

-

Finance expense


(301)

(144)

(Loss) / Profit before taxation

7

(4,346)

1,788

Taxation

8

55

(198)

(Loss) / Profit for the year


(4,291)

1,590

Profit on Discontinued Operations after taxation

11

6,529

2,050

Profit for the year


2,238

3,640

 

Other comprehensive income/(loss):




Items that will not be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:




Re-measurement of defined benefit liability


(4,086)

(4,011)

Items that will be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:




Exchange differences on translating foreign operations


(49)

(35)

Loss on financial assets held at fair value


-

(6)

Other comprehensive loss for the year


(4,135)

(4,052)

Total comprehensive loss for the year


(1,897)

(412)





Profit attributable to:




Equity shareholders


2,217

3,539

Non-controlling interests


21

101





Total comprehensive (loss) / income attributable to:




Equity shareholders


(1,918)

(513)

Non-controlling interests


21

101









Earnings per share




- basic

9

12.9p

20.7p

- diluted

9

12.9p

20.0p





Dividends




Paid in year (£'000)


745

1,088

Paid in year (pence per share)


4.35p

6.35p

Proposed (£'000)


Nil

745

Proposed (pence per share)


Nil

4.35p

 

 

Group Statement of Financial Position

For the 52 weeks ended 27 June 2020, and 52 weeks ended 29 June 2019

 



2020

2019


Notes

£'000

£'000

ASSETS




Non-current assets




Property, plant and equipment including right of use assets


142

21

Intangible assets


11,714

12,817

Deferred tax assets


2,515

1,714

Total non-current assets


14,371

14,552

Current assets




Inventories


3,724

5,211

Trade and other receivables


3,969

3,475

Assets held for resale

11

-

22,700

Cash and cash equivalents


21,240

381

Current tax receivable


836

285

Total current assets


29,769

32,052

Total assets


44,140

46,604





LIABILITIES




Current liabilities




Trade and other payables


4,503

6,628

Interest-bearing loans and borrowings


1,029

1,139

Current tax payable


-

527

Total current liabilities


5,532

8,294

Non-current liabilities




Interest-bearing loans and borrowings


1,066

2,091

Post-retirement benefit obligations


13,237

9,417

Lease liabilities


81

-

Deferred tax liabilities


1,154

1,061

Total non-current liabilities


15,538

12,569

Total liabilities


21,070

20,863

Net assets


23,070

25,741





EQUITY




Share capital


862

857

Share premium


11,987

11,987

Revaluation of investment reserve


-

1,241

Exchange reserve


-

(147)

Pension re-measurement reserve


(10,588)

(6,502)

Retained earnings


20,711

18,160

Equity attributable to holders of the parent


22,972

25,596

Non-controlling interest


98

145

Total equity


23,070

25,741

 



 

Group Statement of Changes in Equity

For the 52 weeks ending 27 June 2020 and 52 weeks ending 29 June 2019

 

 

 

Share Capital

Share Premium

Revaluation of investment reserve

Exchange Reserve

Pension re-measurement reserve

Retained Earnings

Non-controlling interest

Total Equity

Group

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance as at June 2019

857

11,987

1,241

(147)

(6,502)

18,160

145

25,741

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

(745)

(68)

(813)

Issue of new shares

5

-

-

-

-

-

-

5

Non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

-

-

21

21

Share based payments (credit)

-

-

-

-

-

(162)

-

(162)

Realisation of exchange differences on sale of subsidiary

-

-

-

196

-

-

-

196

Transactions with owners

5

-

-

196

-

(907)

(47)

(753)

Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

2,217

-

2,217

Other comprehensive income:









Re-measurement of defined benefit liability

-

-

-

-

(4,086)

-

-

(4,086)

Exchange difference on translating foreign operations

-

-

-

(49)

-

-

-

(49)

Realised profit on asset sold

-

-

(1,241)

-

-

1,241

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

(1,241)

(49)

(4,086)

3,458

  - 

(1,918)

Balance as at June 2020

862

11,987

-

-

(10,588)

20,711

98

23,070

 

 

 

 

Share Capital

Share Premium

Revaluation of investment reserve

Exchange Reserve

Pension re-measurement reserve

Retained Earnings

Non-controlling interest

Total Equity

Group

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance as at June 2018

857

11,987

1,247

(112)

(2,491)

15,455

79

27,022

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

(1,088)

(35)

(1,123)

Non-controlling interest

-

-

-

-

-

-

101

101

Share based payments charge

-

-

-

-

-

254

-

254

Transactions with owners

-

-

-

-

-

(834)

66

(768)

Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

3,539

-

3,539

Other comprehensive income:









Re-measurement of defined benefit liability

-

-

-

-

(4,011)

-

-

(4,011)

Exchange difference on translating foreign operations

-

-

-

(35)

-

-

-

(35)

Gain on available for sale financial assets

-

-

(6)

-

-

-

-

(6)

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

(6)

(35)

(4,011)

3,539

  - 

(513)

Balance as at June 2019

857

11,987

1,241

(147)

(6,502)

18,160

145

25,741

 

 

 

Cash Flow Statement

For the 52 weeks ending 27 June 2020 and 53 weeks ending 29 June 2019

 


Group

Company


2020

2019

2020

2019


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash flow from operating activities





Profit before taxation

2,183

4,093

5,627

461

Depreciation

93

1,262

-

1,064

Amortisation

1,204

944

1,020

768

Gain on disposal of subsidiaries

(8,922)

-

(9,015)

-

Change in value of assets held for resale prior to sale in period

(3,225)

-

(3,681)

-

Finance income

(77)

(1,146)

(149)

(1,182)

Finance cost

324

389

278

382

Decrease/(Increase) in inventories

1,487

(2,129)

-

(877)

Decrease /(Increase) in trade and other receivables

(494)

1,252

(214)

(1,693)

Increase/(Decrease) in trade and other payables

923

3,059

(1,562)

7,712

(Decrease) in share-based payments provision

(124)

(221)

(124)

(221)

Contributions to defined benefit plans

(318)

(282)

(318)

(282)

Cash generated from operations

(6,946)

7,221

(8,138)

6,132

Finance expense paid

(128)

(263)

(82)

(256)

Taxation paid

(773)

(593)

(50)

(197)

Net cash flow from operating activities

(7,847)

6,365

(8,270)

5,679

Cash flow from investing activities





Investment income received

-

1,146

-

1,182

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(28)

(1,088)

-

(900)

Purchase of intangible assets

(101)

(699)

-

(699)

Proceeds from the sale of subsidiaries

35,255


35,255


Cost associated with disposal of subsidiaries

(1,315)

-

(1,315)

-

Net cash flow from investing activities

33,811

(641)

33,940

(417)

Cash flow from financing activities





Movements in invoice discounting facility

(3,187)

(4,027)

(3,592)

(3,637)

Finance income received

77

-

149

-

Repayment of loans

(1,135)

(1,127)

(1,135)

(1,127)

Lease payments

(52)

-

-

-

Issue of new shares

5

-

5

-

Dividends paid

(813)

(1,123)

(745)

(1,088)

Net cash flow from financing activities

(5,105)

(6,277)

(5,318)

(5,852)

Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

20,859

(553)

20,352

(590)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

381

934

147

737

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

21,240

381

20,499

147

 



 

Notes to the Accounts

 

1.  Statutory Accounts

 

The financial information does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 435 of the Companies Act 2006, but has been extracted from the statutory accounts for the year ended June 2020 on which an unqualified audit report has been issued and which will be delivered to the Registrar following their adoption at the Annual General Meeting.

 

The statutory accounts for the financial year ended June 2019 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies with an unqualified audit report and did not contain a statement under section 498 of the Companies Act 2006.

 

Copies of the 2020 Annual Report and Accounts will be posted to shareholders with the notice of the Annual General Meeting.  Further copies may be obtained by contacting the Company Secretary at Brand Architekts Group plc, 8 Waldegrave Rd, Teddington, TW11 8GT.  An electronic copy will be available on the Group's web site ( www.brandarchitektsplc.com ).

 

2.  Basis of preparation

 

The Group has prepared its consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union and also in accordance with IFRS issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.  These financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention, modified to include the revaluation of certain non-current assets and financial instruments.

 

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

 

The consolidated financial statements are presented in sterling and all values are rounded to the nearest thousand (£'000) except where otherwise indicated.

 

3.  Discontinued activities

 

As a result of the disposal of the manufacturing business (completed 23 August 2019), these operations have been disclosed as discontinued and the related assets classified as held for sale at the prior year end.

 

4.  Basis of consolidation

 

The Group financial statements consolidate the financial statements of the Company and its subsidiary undertakings.  The results and net assets of undertakings acquired or disposed of during a financial year are included in the Group Statement of Comprehensive Income and Group Statement of Financial Position from the effective date of acquisition or to the effective date of disposal.  Subsidiary undertakings have been consolidated using the purchase method of accounting.  In accordance with the exemptions given by section 408 of the Companies Act 2006, the Company has not presented its own Statement of Comprehensive Income.  The Company's profit after tax for the year to June 2020 was £5.518m (2019: profit after tax £0.487m).

 

The Group financial statements consolidate those of the parent company and all of its subsidiaries as of June 2020. The parent controls a subsidiary if it is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with the subsidiary and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the subsidiary. All subsidiaries have a reporting date of June.

 

All transactions and balances between Group companies are eliminated on consolidation, including unrealised gains and losses on transactions between Group companies.  Amounts reported in the financial statements of subsidiaries have been adjusted where necessary to ensure consistency with the accounting policies adopted by the Group.

 

Profit or loss and other comprehensive income of subsidiaries acquired or disposed of during the year are recognised from the effective date of acquisition, or up to the effective date of disposal, as applicable.

 

5.  Segmental analysis

 

During the year, the reportable segments of the Group were aggregated as follows:

 

· Brands - we leverage our skilled resources to develop and market a growing portfolio of Brand Architekts Group owned and managed Brands. These include organically developed MR. and Tru, plus the acquisitions of The Real Shaving Company (in 2015), the portfolio of Brands included in The Brand Architekts acquisition (in 2016) and the Fish brand acquired during 2018.

 

· Manufacturing - the contracted development, formulation and production of quality products for many of the world's leading personal care and beauty Brands.   Disposal of the manufacturing business completed on the 23 August 2019.

 

· Eliminations and Central Costs. Other Group-wide activities and expenses, including defined benefit pension costs, share-based payment expenses / (credits), amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles, interest, taxation and eliminations of intersegment items, are presented within 'Eliminations and central costs'.

 

This is the basis on which the Group presents its operating results to the Directors, which is considered to be the Chief Operating Decision Maker (CODM) for the purposes of IFRS 8. Comparative full year numbers have been presented on the same basis.

 

IFRS15 requires the disaggregation of revenue into categories that depict how the nature, timing, amount and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors. The Directors have considered how the Group's revenue might be disaggregated in order to meet the requirements of IFRS15 and has concluded that the activity and geographical segmentation disclosures set out below represent the most appropriate categories of disaggregation.

 

 

a) Principal measures of profit and loss - Income Statement segmental information for 52 weeks ending 27 June 2020 and 52 weeks ending 29 June 2019:

 

 

52 weeks ended 27 June 2020

Brands

Manufacturing

Eliminations and Central Costs

Total

2019

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

UK revenue

  13,796

  4,841

 -

  18,637

  52,144

International revenue

  2,454

 -

  5,093

  25,194

Revenue - External

  16,250

  7,480

  - 

  23,730

  77,338

Revenue - Internal

  5

  (449)

  - 

  - 

Total Revenue

  16,255

  (449)

  23,730

  77,338

Discontinued Operation

 -

  444

  (7,480)

  (57,662)

Total Revenue Continuing Operations

  16,255

  (5)

  16,250

  19,676

Underlying (loss) / profit from operations*

  1,204

  (1,083)

  (788)

  4,428

Charge for share-based payments

 -

 -

  (4)

  (4)

  (115)

Amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles

 -

 -

  (260)

  (260)

  (260)

Exceptional items included in cost of sales (Note 3)

  (2,535)

  (2,535)

Other Exceptional items (Note 3)

  (176)

  7,460

  (1,268)

  6,016

  (717)

Net borrowing costs

  (46)

  (22)

  (178)

  (246)

  757

Tax charge on discontinued operations

 -

 -

 -

  - 

  (255)

Segment Profit included in Discontinued Operations

 -

  (6,529)

 -

  (6,529)

  (2,050)

(Loss) / Profit before taxation

  (1,553)

  - 

  (2,793)

  (4,346)

  1,788

Tax credit / (charge)

  328

  - 

  (273)

  55

  (198)

Profit for the period from continuing activities

  (1,225)

  - 

  (3,066)

  (4,291)

  1,590

 

 

 

*The underlying profit net of eliminations and central costs are as follows:

 

 


Continuing operations - Brands

Discontinued operations - Manufacturing

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

Underlying profit / (loss) from operations - operating segments

1,204

(909)

295

Eliminations and central costs

(1,083)

-

(1,083)

Underlying profit /(loss) from operations

121

(909)

(788)

 

 

 

 

 

52 weeks ended 30 June 2019

Brands

Manufacturing

Eliminations and Central Costs

Total

2018

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

UK revenue

  16,381

  35,763

-

  52,144

  51,253

International revenue

3,220 

21,974 

-

  25,194

  22,692

Revenue - External

  19,601

  57,737

  - 

  77,338

  73,945

Revenue - Internal

  75 

  4,235

  (4,310)

  - 

  - 

Total revenue

  19,676

  61,972

  (4,310)

  77,338

  73,945

Discontinued Operation

-

(61,972)

4,310

(57,662)

(52,860)

Total Revenue Continuing Operations

19,676

-

-

19,676

21,085

Underlying profit from operations*

  3,619

2,515

(1,706)

  4,428

  5,470

Charge for share-based payments

-

-

(115)

(115)

(297)

Amortisation of acquisition-related intangibles

-

-

(260)

(260)

(197)

Other Exceptional items (Note 3)

-

(669)

(48)

(717)

(279)

Net borrowing costs

-

901

(144) 

  757

  (173)

Tax charge on discontinued operations

-

(255)

-

(255)

(438)

Segment Profit included in Discontinued Operations

-

(2,492)

442

(2,050)

(1,701)

Profit before taxation

  3,619

  -

  (1,831)

  1,788

  2,385

Tax charge



(198)

  (198)

  (453)

Profit for the period from continuing activities

  3,619

  -

  (2,029)

  1,590

  1,932

 

 

*The underlying profit net of eliminations and central costs are as follows:

 

 


Continuing operations - Brands

Discontinued operations - Manufacturing

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

Underlying profit from operations - operating segments

3,619

2,515

6,134

Eliminations and central costs

(1,264)

(442)

(1,706)

Underlying profit from operations

2,355

2,073

4,428

 

 

 

The segmental Income Statement disclosures are measured in accordance with the Group's accounting policies.

 

Inter segment revenue earned by Manufacturing from sales to Brands is determined on commercial trading terms as if Brands were a third-party customer, prior to disposal.

 

All defined benefit pension costs and share-based payment expenses are recognised for internal reporting to the CODM as part of Group-wide activities and are included within 'Eliminations and central costs' above. Other costs, such as Group insurance and auditors' remuneration which are incurred on a Group-wide basis are recharged by the head office to segments on a reasonable and consistent basis for all periods presented, and are included within segment results above.

 

 

b) Other Income Statement segmental information

 

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

 

 

52 weeks ended 27 June 2020

Brands

Manufacturing

Eliminations and Central Costs

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Depreciation

  93

-

  - 

  93

Amortisation / impairment*

16

  1,188 

  1,204

* Impairment losses of £924,000 in Central Costs is included in Exceptional Items



52 weeks ended 29 June 2019

Brands

Manufacturing

Eliminations and Central Costs

Total


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Depreciation

  13

  1,249

  - 

  1,262

Amortisation

  -

684 

  260 

  944

 

 





c) Principal measures of assets and liabilities 

 

The Groups assets and liabilities are managed centrally by the CODM and consequently there is no reconciliation between the Group's assets per the statement of financial position and the segment assets. All assets and liabilities in relation to the contract manufacturing division were sold during the period.

 

 

d) Additional entity-wide disclosures

 

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

 

 

Geographical segments


52 weeks ended

52 weeks ended



27 June 2020

29 June 2019



£'000

£'000

UK


18,637

52,144

Other European Union countries


2,683

17,482

Rest of the World


2,410

7,712



23,730

77,338

 

 

Geographical segments - Continuing Operations

52 weeks ended

52 weeks ended



27 June 2020

29 June 2019



£'000

£'000

UK


13,796

16,456

Other European Union countries


541

609

Rest of the World


1,913

2,611



16,250

19,676

 

 

In the 52 weeks ended 27 June 2020, the Group had three customers from Continuing Operations (being the Brands division) that exceeded 10% of total revenues, being 26%, 13% and 11% respectively. In the 52 weeks ended 29 June 2019, the Group had three customers that exceeded 10% of total revenues from Continuing Operations, being 26%, 15% and 11% respectively.

 

At 2020 year end the Group had non-current assets held overseas of £nil (2019: £2,247,000).

 

 

6.  Exceptional items

 

 

 

Exceptional charges / (credits) from Continuing Operations:

52 weeks ended

52 weeks ended



27 June 2020

29 June 2019



£'000

£'000

Included within Cost of sales:




Inventory related


2,535

-





Other exceptional items:




Impairment / amortisation of RSC


928

-

Severance costs (including social security costs)


311

-

Consultancy fees


205

-

Write back of contingent consideration


-

(240)

GMP equalisation


-

288



1,444

48





Total exceptional items from Continuing Operations

3,979

48

 

 

As discussed in the Chairman's statement, as part of the business transformation to focus on Owned Brands business with a new management team, a number of decisions were taken to reshape the brand portfolio, triggering adjustments to these brands and related inventory. This resulted in an exceptional charge of £2.5m which includes provisions for payments due to manufacturers for inventory not expected to be utilised and changes in estimates surrounding the valuation of inventory. These are considered one off and exceptional.

 

Other exceptional items includes £0.9m impairment of the RSC brand, £0.3m cost in relation to the departure in September of the former Chief Executive Officer and £0.2m exceptional consultancy fees following the reorganisation of the group.

 

The prior year exceptional items charge represents a provision of £0.3m made in respect to the GMP equalisation on the Group's DB Pension scheme and write back of contingent consideration from the acquisition of Fish which was not required to be paid.

 

 

Exceptional charges / (credits)  from Discontinued Operations (note 11):

52 weeks ended

52 weeks ended



27 June 2020

29 June 2019



£'000

£'000

Other exceptional items:




Profit on disposal of the manufacturing division


(8,922)

-

Deal related costs


-

669

Bonus payments


1,116

-

Inventory write offs and disposal costs


346

-



(7,460)

669

 

 

The year ended 27 June 2020 exceptional items income includes £8.9m profit on disposal of the manufacturing business, £1.1m employee bonuses paid out following disposal of the manufacturing business, and £0.3m relating to inventory disposals which were intrinsically linked with the manufacturing division.

 

Exceptional items included within the prior year related to the disposal of the manufacturing business of £0.7m

 

 

7.  Profit before taxation

 


2020

2019


£'000

£'000

(a) This is stated after charging/ (crediting)



Depreciation of property, plant  and equipment of purchased assets

93

1,262

Amortisation of intangible assets

276

944

Impairment of intangible assets (classified as exceptional - Note 3)

928

-

Research

177

1,039

Foreign exchange (gains) / losses

3

(37)

Gain on disposal of subsidiaries

8,922

-

Amounts expensed for short term and low value leases

5

-

 

 

 



(b) Auditors' remuneration



Audit services:



Audit of the Company financial statements

41

35

Audit of subsidiary undertakings

11

12

Audit related services:



Interim review

7

-

Other non-audit services:



Corporate finance advice

9

-

 

 

8.  Taxation

 



2020

2019

(a) Analysis of tax charge in the year


£'000

£'000

UK corporation tax:




- on profit for the year


14

528

- adjustment in respect of previous years


(323)

(171)

-foreign tax


-

77

Total current tax (credit)/charge


(309)

434

Deferred tax:




-current year (credit)


(283)

(28)

-prior year charge/(credit)


115

47

-effect of tax rate change on opening balance


(122)

-

-non-recognition of deferred tax asset for losses


544

-

Total deferred tax (credit)/charge


254

19

Tax (credit)/charge


(55)

453

 

 

Total tax credit of £55,000 (2019: tax charge £453,000) comprised tax credit on ongoing operations of £55,000 (2019: tax charge £198,000) plus tax on discontinued operations of £nil (2019: tax charge £255,000).

 

 

(b) Factors affecting total tax charge for the year

 

The tax assessed on the profit before taxation for the year is lower (2019: lower) than the standard rate of UK corporation tax of 19.00% (2019: 19.00%).  The differences are reconciled below:

 



2020

2019



£'000

£'000

Profit before taxation (from continuing and discontinued activities)


2,183

4,093

Tax at the applicable rate of 19.00% (2019:  19.00%)


415

778

Effect of:




Adjustment in respect of previous years


(208)

(124)

Income not taxable for tax purposes


(806)

-

Adjustment to deferred tax


-

(7)

Deferred tax asset not recognised on taxable losses


544


Differences between UK and foreign tax rates


-

10

Permanent differences and other


-

(168)

R&D tax credit


-

(36)

Actual tax charge


(55)

453

 

 

The group has tax losses of £2.9m (2019: £nil) which have not been recognised as there is no certainty that they can be utilised.

 

 

9.  Earnings per share

 



2020

2019

Basic and Diluted




Profit for the year attributable to equity holders (£'000)


2,217

3,539

(Loss) / Profit for the year (£'000) continuing operations attributable to equity holders


(4,312)

1,489





Basic weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year


 

17,143,646

 

17,135,542

Diluted number of shares


17,143,646

17,659,183

Basic earnings per share


12.9p

20.7p

Diluted earnings per share


12.9p

20.0p

Basic (loss) / earnings per share continuing operations


(25.2)p

8.7p

Diluted (loss) / earnings per share continuing operations


(25.2)p

8.4p

 

 

Basic earnings per share has been calculated by dividing the profit for each financial year by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue at 27 June 2020 and 29 June 2019 respectively. 

 

10.  Notes to cash flow statement

 

GROUP

 







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





2020

2019

 



£'000

£'000

 

Increase / (Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


20,859

(553)

 

Net cash outflow from decrease in borrowings


4,322

5,154

 

Change in net cash / (debt)


25,181

4,601

 

Opening net (debt)


(7,168)

(11,769)

 

Closing net cash / (debt)


18,013

(7,168)

 

 

 

 







(b)  Analysis of net cash / (debt):


Closing 2019

Cash Flow

Non-Cash Movement

Closing 2020

 



£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

Cash at bank and in hand


381

20,858

1

21,240

 

CID facility


(4,319)

3,187

-

(1,132)

 

Borrowings due within one year


(1,139)

110

-

(1,029)

 

Borrowings due after one year


(2,091)

1,025

-

(1,066)

 



(7,168)

25,180

1

18,013

 

 

 

COMPANY

 







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

 





2020

2019

 




£'000

£'000

 

Increase / (Decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


20,352

(590)

 

Net cash outflow / (inflow) from decrease / (increase) in borrowings


4,727

4,764

 

Change in net cash / (debt)


25,079

4,174

 

Opening net cash / (debt)


(6,675)

(10,849)

 

Closing net cash / (debt)


18,404

(6,675)

 


 

 

 






(b) Analysis of net cash / (debt):



Closing 2019

Cash Flow

Non-Cash Movement

Closing 2020




£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash at bank and in hand



147

20,352

-

20,499

Secured debt facility



(3,592)

3,592

-

-

Borrowings due within one year



(1,139)

110

-

(1,029)

Borrowings due after one year



(2,091)

1,025

-

(1,066)




(6,675)

25,079

-

18,404

 

 

 

11.  Discontinued operations

 

On 23 August 2019, the Group sold its 100% interest in Curzon Supplies Ltd for consideration of £35,255,000 (completing the disposal of the manufacturing division) which is the only operation presented as discontinued operations in 2019. Curzon Supplies Ltd was incorporated in March 2019. Assets relating to the manufacturing division, along with the related investments in Swallowfield Consumer Products Limited, Swallowfield SARL, Swallowfield s.r.o. and Swallowfield Inc, were transferred to Curzon Supplies Ltd prior to its disposal.

 

 

 

Profit on disposal



Group






At Disposal 23 August 2019






£'000



Property, plant and equipment



11,338



Intangible fixed assets



695



Equity instruments held at fair value



1,558



Inventories



9,724



Trade and other receivables



13,196



Trade and other payables



(10,025)



Deferred tax liability



(561)



Post-retirement pension obligations *



(1,103)



Realisation of exchange differences



196






25,018









Deal costs



1,315









Profit on disposal **



8,922









Satisfied by:






Cash consideration



35,255









* Post-retirement pension scheme obligations figure of £1,103,000 in this table relates to reassessment of annual uprating of pension liabilities.

 

** Profit on disposal increased by £161,000 compared to the interim accounts owing mainly to recovery of VAT on deal related costs and changes in consideration following agreement on the final completion accounts.

 

 

Result of discontinued operations


2020

2019





£'000

£'000









Revenue


7,480

57,663



Expenses other than finance costs


(8,389)

(55,835)



(Finance Costs) / Investment Income


(22)

1,146



Exceptional costs


(1,462)

(669)



Profit on disposal of manufacturing business


8,922

-



Tax expense


-

(255)









Profit for the year


6,529

2,050



 

 

 

Included in 2020 Exceptional costs in discontinued operations are £1,116,000 employee bonuses paid out following disposal of the manufacturing business and £346,000 relating to specific branded inventory write offs that were intrinsically linked to the manufacturing division.

 

Included in 2019 Exceptional costs in discontinued operations are restructuring charges of £535,000 and deal fees of £88,000.

 

No tax charge has been allocated to discontinued operations as the division was loss making, excluding the profit on disposal, in the period from 30 June 2019 to disposal. These taxable losses were transferred with the trade.

 

 

 

Earnings per share from discontinued operations:


2020

 

2019





£

 

£



Basic earnings per share


38.1

 

12.6



Diluted earnings per share


38.1

 

11.6



 

Cashflow in respect of discontinued activities

2020

2019


£000

£000

Operating cash flows

(5,761)

6,717

Investing cash flows

35,255

(602)

Financing cash flows

(3,592)

(3,637)

Total cash flows

25,902

2,478

 

 

 

 

Assets held for sale


Group

Company



2020

2019

2019

2019



£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Property, plant and equipment


-

11,190

-

10,329

Intangible fixed assets


-

779

-

779

Equity instruments held at fair value


-

1,385

-

1,385

Inventories


-

10,743

-

10,743

Trade and other receivables


-

13,966

-

13,962

Trade and other payables


-

(14,800)

-

(14,550)

Deferred tax liability


-

(563)

-

(497)



-

22,700

-

22,151

 

 

 

 

Annual Report

 

This report will also be available from the Company's registered office and on the Company's website www.brandarchitektsplc.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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