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Brighton Pier Group (PIER)

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Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Brighton Pier Group

Interim Results

RNS Number : 9546T
Brighton Pier Group PLC (The)
26 March 2019
 

26 March 2019

The Brighton Pier Group PLC

(the "Company" or the "Group")

Interim results for the 26 weeks ended 30 December 2018

 

The Brighton Pier Group PLC today announces its unaudited results for the 26 week period ended 30 December 2018 (comparative figures are shown for the 26 week period ended 24 December 2017).

 

Financial Highlights

 

26 weeks ended
30 December 2018

 

26 weeks ended
24 December 2017

 

 

 

£m

£m

Revenue

 

16.5

16.0

Group EBITDA before highlighted items

 

2.9

3.2

Group EBITDA after highlighted items

 

2.6

2.8

Operating profit before highlighted items

 

2.0

2.5

Operating profit after highlighted items

 

1.7

2.1

Profit before taxation and highlighted items

 

1.7

2.3

Profit before taxation after highlighted items

 

1.4

1.9

Net debt at the end of the period

 

13.5

13.4

Basic earnings per share (with highlighted items added back)

 

4.3p

6.2p

Basic earnings per share

 

3.5p

4.9p

Diluted earnings per share (with highlighted items added back)

 

4.3p

6.0p

Diluted earnings per share

3.4p

4.8p

 

Commenting on the results, Anne Ackord, Chief Executive Officer, said:

 

"Paradise Island Adventure Golf continues to trade in line with expectations at the time of the acquisition. We are looking forward to our first new site opening (since the purchase of the business) at Rushden Lakes in April 2019.

The refit of our Putney bar to 'Le Fez' has transformed this site with its improved layout and functionality. I am excited by the potential for growth as we rollout new nights over the coming months.

The sale of the Derby bar freehold for £0.8 million nearly completes the site rationalisation process within the Bars division.

Rail network disruptions to and from Brighton continues to affect the pier, which is disappointing; however once the engineering works are complete they will be of great benefit to future visitors travelling to the city and consequently to our Brighton businesses.

The Company's Pier, Bars and Golf businesses remain well invested, strongly cash generative and well positioned for future growth."

 

 

All Company announcements and news are available at www.brightonpiergroup.com

Enquiries:

 

The Brighton Pier Group PLC                  

Tel: 020 7376 6300

Luke Johnson, Chairman     

 

Anne Ackord, Chief Executive Officer

John Smith, Chief Financial Officer            

 

 

 

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

Tel: 020 7886 2500

Corporate Finance

 

Atholl Tweedie

 

Corporate Broking

 

Charles Leigh-Pemberton

 

 

 

Arden Partner plc (Joint Broker)

Tel: 020 7614 5900

Corporate Finance

 

John Llewellyn-Lloyd / Benjamin Cryer

 

Investor Relations

 

Sarah-Jane Woodcock / Charlotte Ridler

 

 

This announcement contains inside information.

 

About The Brighton Pier Group PLC

The Brighton Pier Group PLC (the 'Group') owns and trades Brighton Palace Pier, as well as twelve premium bars nationwide and six indoor mini-golf sites.

Brighton Palace Pier, which has once again been recognised as the fourth most visited free tourist attraction in the country, offers a wide range of attractions including two arcades and eighteen funfair rides, together with a variety of on-site hospitality and catering facilities. The attractions, product offering and layout of the pier are focused on creating a family-friendly atmosphere that aims to draw a wide demographic of visitors. The pier is free to enter, with revenue generated from the pay-as-you-go purchase of products from the fairground rides, arcades, hospitality facilities and retail catering kiosks.

The bars trade under a variety of concepts including Embargo Republica, Lola Lo, PoNaNa, Le Fez, Lowlander, Smash (two ping-pong concept bars) and Coalition. The Group's Bars division predominantly targets a customer base of sophisticated students midweek and stylish over-21s and professionals at the weekend. This division focuses on delivering added value to its customers through premium product ranges, high quality music and entertainment, as well as commitment to exceptional service standards. The bars estate is nationwide, incorporating key university cities and towns that provide a vibrant night-time economy and the demographics to support premium bars.

The Golf division (Paradise Island Adventure Golf) operates six indoor mini-golf sites at high footfall retail and leisure centres. The business capitalises on the increasing convergence between retail and leisure, offering an accessible and traditional activity for the whole family. The first unit was opened in Glasgow in 2006, after which followed Manchester (2008), Sheffield (2012), Livingston (2012), Cheshire Oaks (2015) and Derby (2017). Each site offers two unique 18-hole mini-golf courses.

The Group operates as three separate divisions under the leadership of Anne Ackord, the Group's Chief Executive Officer.

Business review

The business review covers the trading results for the 26 weeks ended 30 December 2018 (2017: 26 weeks ended 24 December 2017).

The Group acquired the Golf division on 8 December 2017 and, as a result, the 2017 comparative period consists of only three weeks of trade from this division.

Half year results

The Group reports continuing profitability during a challenging trading period, with profit before tax and highlighted items of £1.7 million (2017: £2.3 million).

Total Group revenue for the period was up £0.5 million for the period, benefitting from the acquisition of Paradise Island Adventure Golf, which has contributed £2.1 million of sales in the 26 weeks of trading (2017: £0.2 million). We are pleased to report the Golf business continues to trade in line with expectations at the time of purchase.

Revenue for the Pier division was £7.9 million (2017: £7.8 million), up on the prior period by £0.1 million. The newly fitted bars and catering facilities combined have out-performed the prior year, with sales for Palm Court and Horatio's Bar up 22%, partly due to growth in the functions business and partly due to the closure of Horatio's Bar for its refit during the prior period. Sales across the rest of the pier (primarily from rides and arcades) was down 4% versus the like period, hindered by poor weather and reduced numbers of visitors to Brighton resulting from weekend closures of the mainline railway from London. Given that the pier's rides and arcades have higher margin than the bars and catering, the loss of revenue (excluding bars and catering) has negatively impacted EBITDA and earnings.

Revenue for the Bars division was £6.6 million (2017: £8.0 million), down £1.4 million. £0.4 million of this decrease related to the planned closure of Putney Fez for its refit, and £0.2 million from the closure of Reading Coalition. As reported in the Group's January 2019 trading update, Christmas trading across the bars was broadly flat year-on-year but conditions have otherwise been challenging in parts of the estate; these issues have impacted sales by £0.8 million versus the 2017 period.

Group gross margin for the period has increased by 120 basis points in comparison with the 2017 period, reflecting the high-margin nature of the acquired Golf division, together with a continued focus on pricing in order to mitigate pressure from rising input costs across the rest of the Group.

Highlighted costs totalling £0.3 million were incurred during the period, of which £0.2 million related to occupation and other pre-opening expenses incurred during the redevelopment of 'Le Fez' in Putney, as well as a further £0.1 million relating to costs incurred from the closure of Reading Coalition in June 2018.

In summary, for the 26 weeks ended 30 December 2018 (compared to the equivalent 26-week period ended 24 December 2017):

•           Revenue:                                                                                               £16.5 million      (2017: £16.0 million)

•           Group EBITDA before highlighted items:                                             £2.9 million        (2017: £3.2 million)

•           Group EBITDA after highlighted items:                                                £2.6 million        (2017: £2.8 million)

•           Operating profit before highlighted items:                                             £2.0 million        (2017: £2.5 million)

•           Operating profit after highlighted items:                                                 £1.7 million        (2017: £2.1 million)

•           Profit before tax and highlighted items:                                                  £1.7 million        (2017: £2.3 million)

•           Profit before tax and after highlighted items:                                         £1.4 million        (2017: £1.9 million)

•           Net debt at the end of the period:                                                          £13.5 million      (2017: £13.4 million)

•           Basic earnings per share (with highlighted items added back):                          4.3p                     (2017: 6.2p)

•           Basic earnings per share:                                                                                     3.5p                     (2017: 4.9p)

•           Diluted earnings per share (with highlighted items added back):                       4.3p                     (2017: 6.0p)

•           Diluted earnings per share:                                                                                  3.4p                     (2017: 4.8p)

Principal developments during the period and outlook

As previously reported, the Group's Pier and Bars divisions have experienced challenging trading conditions during the period.

·       Pier division - the trading performance during the period was negatively impacted by disappointing weather over the August bank holiday weekend that continued into the following months. Additionally, weekend railway services to and from Brighton have been disrupted by a major programme of engineering works, resulting in recurrent line closures (with replacement bus services) on the mainline from London between the stations at Three Bridges and Brighton. This has significantly impacted the number of visitors into Brighton and onto the pier.

EBITDA for the combined Palm Court restaurant and Horatio's Bar increased by £0.1m to £0.6m versus the like period, and for the rest of the pier EBITDA was down £0.5m to £1.2m, reflecting the impact of weather and line closures.

The Pier division EBITDA for the period was £1.8 million (2017: £2.4 million).

·       Bars division - the Company's Fez bar in Putney was closed for a full refit at the end of July 2018. The refurbishment works were prolonged due to unexpected structural issues at the venue which was re-launched at the beginning of December, having been transformed into a new-look 'Le Fez'. Performance since the re-launch has been in line with management's expectations.

Christmas trading across the Bars division during the period was broadly flat year-on-year, although trading conditions remain challenging in parts of the estate outside of key event dates such as Christmas and Halloween.

Bars division EBITDA for the period was £0.7 million (2017: £1.2 million). £0.2 million of this decrease relates to lost EBITDA from the temporary closure of the venue in Putney.

·       Golf division continues to trade in-line with expectations, generating EBITDA of £0.7 million, with only three weeks comparative in the like period (2017: £0.04 million). During the period work has started on the fit-out of our new site in Rushden and the roll out to all our Golf locations of a new augmented reality application for smartphones.

Results for the half year show that the Group continues to be cash-generative, with EBITDA before highlighted items of £2.9 million (2017: £3.2 million) and EBITDA after highlighted items of £2.6 million (2017: £2.8 million).

Group operating profit before highlighted items was £2.0 million (2017: £2.5 million) and Group operating profit for the period after highlighted items was £1.7 million (2017: £2.1 million).

Cash flow and balance sheet

Net cash flow generated from operations and available for investment (after interest and tax payments) was £1.0 million (2017: £1.5 million). Tax of £0.3 million was paid this period, with no comparative in the like period.

£1.0 million has been invested in capital expenditure (2017: £1.8 million), the majority of which has been spent on the transformation of Putney 'Le Fez' and annual upgrades of arcade machines on the pier.

In December 2018, £0.6 million of deferred consideration was paid to the previous shareholders of Lethington Leisure Limited for the acquisition of Paradise Island Adventure Golf; the balance of £0.3 million is due for re-payment on 30 June 2019.

During the period, the Group made net debt repayments of £1.2 million (2017: net draw down of £4.9 million).

Total bank debt at the end of the period was £15.5 million (2017: £16.2 million), made up of £2.3 million drawn on the revolving credit facility and £13.2 million of term debt.

The Group continues to comply with all its covenants.

On 23 November 2018, the Group's Chairman, Luke Johnson, fully exercised warrants issued on 30 July 2015 to subscribe to 1,622,274 Ordinary Shares of 25p each at a subscription price of 60p per Ordinary Share, resulting in cash proceeds of £1.0 million.

At the period end, cash and cash equivalents were £2.0 million (2017: £2.8 million).

Net debt at the period end stood at £13.5 million (2017: £13.4 million). The Directors continue to take a cautious approach to net debt levels for the Group.

 

Outlook

The Group is trading in line with the full year FY 2019 expectations that were rebased at the time of the trading update of 10 January 2019.

As expected, closures of the mainline railway from London to Brighton have continued into the second half of the current financial year, including a complete closure over the nine days of the February half term and further closures in March. The Group has been informed that these closures will continue into April and May (the start of the pier's peak trading period).

However, once the railway upgrades have been completed, the Group expects that the improved railway service, with fewer interruptions, will benefit businesses across Brighton and the trading performance of the pier. The Board remains confident that normalised train services to and from Brighton (expected to resume towards the middle of May) and trading from the refurbished Putney venue following its refit will underpin the Company's performance in the second half of the 2019 financial year and in the following financial year.

A new Golf site is due to open at Rushden Lakes in April 2019, bringing the total estate in the Golf division to seven locations. A further site is planned to open during the following financial year at Drake's Circus in Plymouth and work will start on this later in the second half.

After the period end, the Group disposed of its freehold interest in Derby. Proceeds of £0.8 million were received in February 2019.

Whilst the focus of the current year is to maximise opportunities in the Group's current businesses, the longer-term strategy of the Group continues to be the creation of a growth company that operates across a diverse portfolio of leisure and entertainment assets in the UK. The Group will achieve this objective by way of organic revenue growth across the whole estate, together with the active pursuit of future potential strategic acquisitions of experiential leisure businesses, thus enhancing its portfolio and ability to realise synergies by leveraging scale.

 

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

 

26 weeks to

 

26 weeks to

 

53 weeks to

 

 

 

30 December

 

24 December

 

1 July

 

Notes

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Revenue

 

 

16,534

 

16,003

 

31,682

Cost of sales

 

 

(2,728)

 

(2,829)

 

(5,424)

Gross profit

 

 

13,806

 

13,174

 

26,258

Operating expenses - excluding highlighted items

 

 

(11,829)

 

(10,690)

 

(22,656)

Operating expenses - highlighted items

5

 

(303)

 

(418)

 

(947)

Total operating expenses

 

 

(12,132)

 

(11,108)

 

(23,603)

Operating profit - before highlighted items

 

 

1,977

 

2,484

 

3,602

Highlighted items - operating expenses

5

 

(303)

 

(418)

 

(947)

Operating profit

 

 

1,674

 

2,066

 

2,655

Finance cost

 

 

(236)

 

(148)

 

(387)

Profit before tax and highlighted items

 

 

1,741

 

2,336

 

3,215

Highlighted items

5

 

(303)

 

(418)

 

(947)

Profit on ordinary activities before taxation

 

 

1,438

 

1,918

 

2,268

Taxation

6

 

(193)

 

(332)

 

(507)

Profit and total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

1,245

 

1,586

 

1,761

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share - basic

7

 

3.5p

 

4.9p

 

5.2p

Adjusted* earnings per share - basic

7

 

4.3p

 

6.2p

 

7.8p

Earnings per share - diluted

7

 

3.4p

 

4.8p

 

5.0p

Adjusted* earnings per share - diluted

7

 

4.3p

 

6.0p

 

7.6p

 

*adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share are calculated using the profit for the period adjusted for highlighted items (note 5).

 

No other comprehensive income was earned during the current or prior periods.

 

 

                INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 

Unaudited

As at

30 December 2018

 

Unaudited

As at

24 December 2017

 

Audited

As at              1 July

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

12,678

 

11,804

 

12,669

Property, plant & equipment

26,901

 

26,102

 

26,634

 

39,579

 

37,906

 

39,303

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Assets held for sale

293

 

293

 

293

Inventories

609

 

595

 

599

Trade and other receivables

1,803

 

1,700

 

1,791

Cash and cash equivalents

2,033

 

2,796

 

2,812

 

4,738

 

5,384

 

5,495

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

44,317

 

43,290

 

44,798

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Issued share capital

9,322

 

8,896

 

8,916

Share premium

16,457

 

15,798

 

15,890

Merger reserve

(1,575)

 

(1,575)

 

(1,575)

Other reserve

383

 

366

 

362

Retained deficit

(1,165)

 

(2,585)

 

(2,410)

Equity attributable to equity shareholders of the parent

23,422

 

20,900

 

21,183

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY

23,422

 

20,900

 

21,183

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

4,273

 

5,083

 

5,732

Other financial liabilities

2,003

 

2,680

 

1,696

Income tax payable

817

 

858

 

840

Provisions

50

 

284

 

59

 

7,143

 

8,905

 

8,327

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Other financial liabilities

13,512

 

13,485

 

14,988

Deferred tax liability

240

 

-

 

300

 

13,752

 

13,485

 

15,288

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

20,895

 

22,390

 

23,615

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

44,317

 

43,290

 

44,798

 

 

 

 

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

 

Issued share capital

Share premium

Merger reserve

Other reserves

Retained

deficit

Total shareholders' equity

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 25 June 2017

        7,941

        13,229

(1,575)

             321

       (4,171)

15,745

Profit and total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

1,586

1,586

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of share capital

955

2,675

-

-

-

3,630

Share issue costs taken to equity

-

(106)

-

-

-

(106)

Share-based payments charge

-

-

-

45

-

45

At 24 December 2017

8,896

15,798

(1,575)

366

(2,585)

20,900

 

 

 

Issued share capital

Share premium

Merger reserve

Other reserves

Retained deficit

Total shareholders' equity

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At 2 July 2018

8,916

15,890

(1,575)

362

(2,410)

21,183

Profit and total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

1,245

1,245

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of share capital

406

567

-

-

-

973

Share-based payments charge

-

-

-

21

-

21

At 30 December 2018

9,322

16,457

(1,575)

383

(1,165)

23,422

 

 

                INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

26 weeks to

 

26 weeks to

 

53 weeks to

 

30 December

 

24 December

 

1 July

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after tax

1,245

 

1,586

 

1,761

Taxation

193

 

332

 

507

Net finance costs

236

 

148

 

387

Amortisation of intangible assets

30

 

13

 

39

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

907

 

668

 

1,432

Write-off of property plant and equipment at closed sites

-

 

56

 

178

Share-based payment expense

21

 

45

 

102

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

(10)

 

(48)

 

(47)

(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables

(12)

 

(566)

 

(221)

(Decrease) in trade and other payables

(1,070)

 

(361)

 

(817)

Decrease in provisions

(9)

 

(207)

 

(432)

Interest paid

(225)

 

(148)

 

(358)

Income tax paid

(277)

 

-

 

(65)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash flow from operating activities

1,029

 

1,518

 

2,466

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets

(1,028)

 

(1,762)

 

(3,336)

Acquisition of business net of cash acquired

-

 

(8,667)

 

(8,688)

Settlement of deferred consideration

(591)

 

-

 

-

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

17

 

-

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash flows used in investing activities

(1,602)

 

(10,429)

 

(12,011)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from borrowings

1,300

 

6,058

 

6,800

Repayment of borrowings

(2,479)

 

(1,200)

 

(1,450)

Proceeds from issue of shares

973

 

2,894

 

3,051

Share issue costs recognised directly in equity

-

 

(106)

 

(106)

Capital element on finance lease rental payments

-

 

(12)

 

(11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash flows generated (used in)/from financing activities

(206)

 

7,634

 

8,284

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(779)

 

(1,277)

 

(1,261)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

2,812

 

4,073

 

4,073

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at period end date

2,033

 

2,796

 

2,812

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.            GENERAL INFORMATION

The Brighton Pier Group PLC is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in England and Wales. The Company's ordinary shares are traded on AIM. Its registered address is 36 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5RR. The Company is the immediate and ultimate parent of the The Brighton Pier Group PLC group (the "Group").

The Brighton Pier Group PLC owns and operates Brighton Palace Pier, one of the leading tourist attractions in the UK. The Group is also a leading operator of 12 premium bars, and the operator of 6 indoor adventure golf facilities trading in major towns and cities across the UK.

The principal accounting policies adopted by the Group are set out in Note 2.

2.            ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The financial information for the six months ended 30 December 2018 and 24 December 2017 does not constitute statutory accounts for the purposes of section 435 of the Companies Act 2006 and has not been audited. The Group's latest statutory financial statements were for the 53 weeks ended 1 July 2018 and these have been filed with the Registrar of Companies.

Information that has been extracted from the July 2018 accounts is from the audited accounts included in the annual report, published in November 2018, on which the auditor gave an unmodified opinion and did not include a statement under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006. A copy of these accounts can be found on the Group's website, www.brightonpiergroup.com.

The interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the 26 weeks ended 30 December 2018 have been prepared in accordance with the AIM Rules issued by the London Stock Exchange. They do not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Group's annual financial statements as at 1 July 2018, which were prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union.

New accounting standards effective for the period ended 30 December 2018 and adopted by the Group are IFRS 9: Financial Instruments and IFRS 15: Revenue from Contracts with Customers.  IFRS 9 replaces the existing classification and measurement requirements in IAS 39 - Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. IFRS 15 provides a single point of reference for revenue recognition, including guidance in relation to identification of the contract and licensing arrangements. The adoption of these new standards has had no impact on the financial statements of the Group.

All other accounting policies used in preparation of the financial information for the six months ended 30 December 2018 are the same accounting policies applied to the Group's financial statements for the 53 weeks ended 1 July 2018. These policies were disclosed in the 2018 Annual Report and are in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union.

3.            GOING CONCERN

After reviewing the Group's performance, future forecasted performance and cash flows, as well as its ability to draw down on its facilities and the covenant requirements of those facilities, and after considering the key risks and uncertainties set out on pages 12-13 of the 2018 Annual Report, the Directors consider that the Group has sufficient resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. For this reason, they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the Group's financial statements.

 

 

NOTES to the INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4.            SEGMENTAL INFORMATION

Management has determined the operating segments based on the reports reviewed by the Chief Operating Decision Maker ("CODM") comprising the Board of Directors. During the 26 week period ended 30 December 2018, there have been no changes from prior periods in the measurement methods used to determine operating segments and reported segment profit or loss. The acquisition of Lethington Leisure on 8 December 2017 created a new Golf division of the Group which was determined as being a separate reportable operating segment of the business.

The segmental information is split on the basis of those same profit centres - however, management report only the contents of the consolidated statement of comprehensive income and therefore no balance sheet information is provided on a segmental basis in the following tables.

26 week period ended 30 December 2018

 

Owned bars

Brighton Palace Pier

Golf

Total segments

Overhead

December 2018 consolidated total

 

 

(26 weeks)

(26 weeks)

(26 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

 

6,627

7,854

2,053

16,534

-

16,534

Cost of sales

 

(1,427)

(1,281)

(20)

(2,728)

-

(2,728)

Gross profit

 

5,200

6,573

2,033

13,806

-

13,806

Gross profit %

 

78%

84%

99%

83.5%

-

83.5%

Administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortisation)

(4,459)

(4,737)

(1,363)

(10,559)

(333)

(10,892)

Highlighted items

 

 

 

 

 

(303)

(303)

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

(937)

(937)

Net finance cost

 

 

 

 

 

(236)

(236)

Profit/(loss) before tax

 

741

1,836

670

3,247

(1,809)

1,438

Income tax

 

 

 

 

 

(193)

(193)

Profit/(loss) after tax

 

741

1,836

670

3,247

(2,002)

1,245

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA (before highlighted items)

 

741

1,836

670

3,247

(312)

2,935

EBITDA (after highlighted items)

 

741

1,836

670

3,247

(616)

2,632

 

 

 

NOTES to the INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

4.         SEGMENTAL INFORMATION (continued)

26 week period ended 24 December 2017

 

Owned bars

Brighton Palace Pier

Golf

Total segments

Overhead

December 2017 consolidated total

 

 

(26 weeks)

(26 weeks)

(3 weeks)

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Revenue

 

7,984

7,807

212

16,003

 -

16,003

Cost of sales

 

(1,675)

(1,153)

(1)

(2,829)

-

(2,829)

Gross profit

 

6,309

6,654

211

13,174

 -

13,174

Gross profit %

 

79%

85%

100%

82.3%

 

82.3%

Administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortisation)

(5,091)

(4,293)

(171)

(9,555)

(454)

(10,009)

Highlighted items

 

 

 

 

 

(418)

(418)

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

(681)

(681)

Net finance cost

 

 

 

 

 

(148)

(148)

Profit/(loss) before tax

 

1,218

2,361

40

3,619

(1,701)

1,918

Income tax

 

                -  

-

-

(332)

(332)

Profit/(loss) after tax

 

1,218

        2,361

40

3,619

(2,033)

1,586

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA (before highlighted items)

 

1,218

2,361

40

3,619

(409)

3,210

EBITDA (after highlighted items)

 

1,218

2,361

40

3,619

(827)

2,792

 

5.            HIGHLIGHTED ITEMS

 

 

26 weeks

 

26 weeks

 

53 weeks

 

ended

 

ended

 

ended

 

30 December

 

24 December

 

1 July

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Acquisition, pre-opening and restructuring costs

 

 

 

 

   Acquisition costs

-

273

 

312

   Site pre-opening costs

168

 

145

 

338

 

168

 

418

 

650

Restructuring, closure and legal costs

 

 

 

 

 

   Other closure costs and legal costs

135

 

-

 

297

 

135

 

-

 

297

Total

303

 

418

 

947

 

The above items have been highlighted to give a better understanding of non-comparable costs included in the consolidated income statement for this period.

Site pre-opening costs incurred during the period ended 30 December 2018 relate to expenses incurred during the redevelopment of 'Le Fez' in Putney.

Other closure and legal costs incurred during the period ended 30 December 2018 arose due to the closure of the Reading Coalition site in June 2018.

 

 

NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

6.            TAXATION

The tax charge has been calculated by reference to the expected effective current and deferred tax rates for the full financial year to 1 July 2018 applied against the profit before tax for the period ended 30 December 2018. The full year effective tax charge on the underlying trading profit is estimated to be 19%.

 

7.   EARNINGS PER SHARE

The weighted average number of shares in the period was:

 

26 weeks to

 

26 weeks to

 

53 weeks to

 

30 December 2018              

 

24 December 2017              

 

1 July 2018

 

Thousands of shares

 

Thousands of shares

 

Thousands of shares

Ordinary shares

37,286

 

35,583

 

35,664

Weighted average number of shares - basic

35,996

 

32,100

 

33,915

Dilutive effect on ordinary shares from share options

292

 

1,125

 

1,000

Weighted average number of shares - diluted

36,288

 

33,225

 

34,915

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share are calculated by dividing the profit for the period into the weighted average number of shares for the year. In order to provide a measure of underlying performance, management have chosen to present an adjusted profit for the period, which excludes items that may distort comparability. Such items arise from events or transactions that fall within the ordinary activities of the Group but which management believes should be separately identified to help explain underlying performance.

On 23 November 2018, the Group's Chairman, Luke Johnson, fully exercised warrants issued on 30 July 2015 to subscribe to 1,622,274 Ordinary Shares of 25p each at a subscription price of 60p per Ordinary Share.

 

 

26 weeks to

 

26 weeks to

 

53 weeks to

1 July

 2018              

 

30 December 2018              

 

24 December 2017              

 

Earnings per share from profit for the period

 

 

 

 

 

Basic (pence)

3.5

 

4.9

 

5.2

Diluted (pence)

3.4

 

4.8

 

5.0

Adjusted earnings per share from profit for the period

 

 

 

 

 

Basic (pence)

4.3

 

6.2

 

7.8

Diluted (pence)

4.3

 

6.0

 

7.6

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

8.            RECONCILIATION TO EBITDA

Group profit before tax can be reconciled to Group EBITDA as follows:

 

26 weeks to

 

26 weeks to

 

53 weeks to

 

30 December 2018

 

24 December 2017

 

1 July    2018

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

Profit before tax for the year

1,438

 

1,918

 

2,268

  Add back depreciation

907

 

668

 

1,432

  Add back amortisation

30

 

13

 

39

  Add back net interest paid

236

 

148

 

387

  Add back share-based payment charge

21

 

45

 

102

  Add back highlighted items

303

 

418

 

947

Group EBITDA before highlighted items

2,935

 

3,210

 

5,175

Remove highlighted items included in EBITDA*

(303)

 

(418)

 

(771)

Group EBITDA after highlighted items

2,632

 

2,792

 

4,404

 

* Group EBITDA after highlighted items excludes those highlighted items that do not impact EBITDA.  During the period ended 1 July 2018 the write-off of property, plant and equipment at closed and refurbished sites of £176,000 was therefore excluded.

 

 

NOTES to the INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

9.            BUSINESS COMBINATIONS

On 8 December 2017 the Group acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Lethington Leisure Limited, an unlisted company based in the UK. The Group acquired this company in order to expand and diversify its business.

Fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed

Fair value recognised at 8 December 2017

 

 

£000s

Assets

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

                     2,561

Inventory

 

5

Cash and cash equivalents

 

                        571

Trade and other receivables

 

                        436

Liabilities

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(999)

Income tax payable

 

(236)

Deferred tax liability

 

(300)

 

 

 

Total identifiable net assets at fair value

 

                    2,038

Goodwill

 

                     8,796

 

 

 

Purchase consideration transferred

 

                  10,834

 

 

 

Purchase consideration

 

 

Amount settled in cash

 

                     9,259

Deferred cash consideration at fair value

 

                        945

Equity instruments (663,158 ordinary shares at 95p each)

                        630

 

 

 

Total purchase consideration

 

                  10,834

 

 

 

Consideration transferred settled in cash

Cash and cash equivalents acquired

 

 

9,259

(571)

 

Net cash outflow on acquisition

 

8,688

 

Acquisition-related costs amounting to £312,000 are not included as part of consideration transferred and have been recognised as an expense in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income, as part of highlighted items (see Note 5).

 

As at 30 December 2018, £354,000 of the £945,000 deferred cash consideration remained payable. This is due to be settled in full on 30 June 2019.

 

10.       SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

On 20 February 2019, the Group completed the sale of its freehold site in Derby. This site is included as an asset held for sale on the 30 December 2018 balance sheet.

 


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