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Thursday 10 September, 2015

Global Energy Dev.

Half Yearly Report

RNS Number : 6029Y
Global Energy Development PLC
10 September 2015
 



lmmediate Release                                                                           10 September 2015

 

  

GLOBAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT PLC

(the "Company" or "Global")

 

INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2015

 

Global Energy Development PLC (AIM: GED), the Latin America focused petroleum exploitation, development and production company with operations in Colombia, announces its interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2015 (the "Period").

 

Key points:

·     Maintained strong cash balance of $35 million at 30 June 2015

·     Overhead costs significantly reduced during the period - including a significant reduction in personnel costs

·     Production from the Torcaz #2 well averaged approximately 35 gross barrels of oil per day ("bopd")

·     Global has undertaken a substantial screening exercise to identify acquisition opportunities where Global's cash resources could "unlock" value

·     Continued discussions with various companies regarding possible strategic alternatives associated with its Colombian contracts

 

Steve Voss, Managing Director, commented: "Despite the continued volatility and instability in the energy sector, Global has performed well for the period.  With the Group's strong cash balance, streamlined, debt-free and low overhead structure, the Company, with the assistance of its advisors, is equipped to find and unlock value for its shareholders through investment, strategic or acquisition opportunities with other energy sector companies."

For further information please contact

Global Energy Development PLC

Anna Williams, Finance Director

   +001 817 310 0240

[email protected]

www.globalenergyplc.com


 

Northland Capital Partners Limited


  Matthew Johnson

   +44 (0)20 7382 1100

  David Hignell

 

Newgate


  Tim Thompson / Adam Lloyd / Helena Bogle

   +44 (0)20 7680 6563

           

Notes to Editors:

 

The Company's shares have been traded on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange, since March 2002 (AIM: GED).  The Company's portfolio includes exploration and developmental drilling opportunities in Colombia, South America.  The Company currently holds two operated contracts in Colombia.

 

Chairman and Managing Director's Statement & Review of Operations

Operations

 

During the first six months of 2015, energy industry companies continued to contend with low oil prices, geopolitical turmoil, rising debt and a general lack of access to financing.  Some companies, like Global, have addressed these trends by reducing staff numbers and overhead as well as by extinguishing all outstanding debt.  These steps were critical as the energy industry is most likely unable to rely on a commodity price rally in the near term. 

 

In 2015, Global's main assets are its cash balance and its Bolivar and Bocachico Association Contracts in Colombia, South America.  With the continued downturn in oil prices, the Group has been preserving its contract acreage in Colombia by maintaining its ongoing environmental, social, safety and reporting requirements while delaying capital expenditures related to further exploration and development of its oil reserves in country.  Global has also been in discussions with various companies regarding possible strategic alternatives associated with its Colombian contracts. 

 

With regards to the Group's strong cash balance, there are a number of options for the use of the cash including, for example, paying a dividend to shareholders or utilising the cash for an acquisition or investment.  The Board believes that utilising cash to unlock the value in the existing asset bases of targeted energy sector companies could create long-term value for shareholders.  During this first six months of 2015, Global has focused on these types of opportunities and been working with its advisors to define, review and evaluate an initial list of target companies, both public and private, from the exploration and production and oil services sectors.  The Group's target list of possible investments and acquisitions expands beyond South America.

 

While considering potential uses of cash, management has also taken steps to preserve its cash.  The Group immediately reduced its personnel costs by approximately 40 per cent following the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Colombia Exploration and Development Company, ("CEDCO") in December 2014, and it further reduced personnel costs by an additional 40 per cent during the first six months of 2015 through both salary and personnel reductions.  In addition during the period, the Group has undertaken substantive cost reductions in primarily all administrative areas and is moving forward with a streamlined and low cost overhead structure. 

 

Financials

 

During the period, the Group's sole producing well from its continuing operations, the Torcaz #2 well, averaged approximately 35 gross barrels of oil per day ("bopd") yielding lifted volumes of 5,862 barrels of oil ("bbls") (2014: 3,940 bbls) and turnover of $217 thousand (2014: $348 thousand).  Average realised sales prices decreased to $37.10/bbl compared to $88.39/bbl for the prior year period. 

 

Cost of sales decreased slightly to $411 thousand (2014: $429 thousand) during the period primarily due to lower production volumes and decreased personnel, fuel, maintenance and transportation costs.  The Group experienced a lower depreciation charge due to the full impairment of the Bocachico area oil assets during 2014.  Based on lower turnover, the gross loss increased to $194 thousand compared to $81 thousand for the prior year period. 

 

Administrative expenses increased to $2.5 million during the period compared to $1.8 million for the prior year period.  This increase was due primarily to $173 thousand of severance costs for personnel redundancies during the period in addition to lower salary expense in the six months ended 30 June 2014 from the capitalisation of $650 thousand of technical and operational salaries incurred for the Catalina #1 well project.  Salary costs for technical and operational personnel can only be capitalised when their related time is clearly allocated to the development of a qualifying asset.  The Group did not capitalise any salaries during the period.  As of 1 January 2015, the Group employed 21 personnel, and during the period, the Group reduced personnel count by approximately 43 per cent to 12 employees.  One-time severance costs for these personnel redundancies were included in administrative expenses.  All other general and administrative cost areas decreased during the period in comparison to the prior year period.  During the period, share-based expense was approximately $6 thousand compared to a benefit of $279 thousand for the prior year period due to a decrease in the Group's share price. 

 

Finance and other expense during the period was comprised solely of accretion expense associated with the future decommissioning liabilities of the Group's Colombian contract areas.  During the prior year period, in addition to accretion expense, the Group recorded $858 thousand of interest expense associated with its then-outstanding debt.  The Group held no debt outstanding during the six months ended 30 June 2015.

 

In 2015, a new Colombian equity tax was introduced and will be calculated each year for three years using a taxable base of the net equity (as at 1 January) at regressive rates of 1.15 per cent for 2015, 1.00 per cent for 2016 and 0.40 per cent for 2017.  The payment of the tax is required with installments made twice per year (May and September).  Current tax expense during the period included $125 thousand for this new equity tax in addition to normal income and CREE (Colombian income tax for equality) tax expense.  The decrease in net deferred tax liabilities during the period is due primarily to the increase in Colombian fiscal tax loss carryforwards.  New Colombian regulations were introduced in 2015 which allow tax loss carryforwards incurred beginning 2015 to be eligible to offset the CREE taxable amount with no expiration date.  The Group recognised a benefit to deferred tax expense during the period of $489 thousand for the net decrease in deferred tax liabilities for the period.

Prior to the steep decline in oil prices, the Group agreed to dispose of its rights and obligations of its Llanos Basin Contract areas (Rio Verde, Alcaravan and Los Hatos) in December 2014 through the sale of the entire issued share capital of CEDCO, for gross cash consideration of $50 million, less approximately $1.0 million of initial purchase price adjustments for CEDCO's operating income received and capital expenditures spent by the Group during the period between the transaction's effective date (1 August 2014) and the closing date in December 2014.  In accordance with the share purchase agreement, the purchaser of CEDCO was required to send any final proposed adjustments to the purchase price within 90 days after the closing date.  In February 2015, the Group received the purchaser's adjustment statement with additional purchase price adjustments totalling $1.5 million.  The Group had accrued for the additional $1.5 million of proposed adjustments in its financial statements as of 31 December 2014.  On 31 March 2015, the Group and the purchaser finalised the additional purchase price adjustments totalling $1.1 million following review of the proposed adjustments in accordance with the share purchase agreement and this amount was paid by the Group on 31 March 2015.  The resulting difference of approximately $386 thousand is recorded as profit from discontinued operations in the statement of operations as of 30 June 2015.  Based upon new Colombian regulation introduced in 2015, the pre-effective date CREE tax liabilities for discontinued operations previously accrued as at 31 December 2014 and owed by the Group were able to be eliminated upon the filing of the 2014 Colombian tax returns in May 2015.  The elimination of this accrued CREE tax liability of approximately $661 thousand is recorded to profit of discontinued operations in the statement of operations as of 30 June 2015.  Profit from discontinued operations totalled $1.0 million during the period.

 

 

Mikel Faulkner

Chairman

 

Stephen Voss

Managing Director



 Independent Review Report to Global Energy Development PLC

Introduction

We have been engaged by the Company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2015 which comprises the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income, Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position, Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Statement, Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes of Equity and related explanatory notes.  We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

 

This report is made solely to the Company in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 "Review of Interim Financial Information performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity" issued by the Auditing Practices Board.  Our review work has been undertaken so that we might state to the Company those matters we are required to state to them in an independent review report and for no other purpose.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company, for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have formed.

Directors' Responsibilities

The half-yearly financial report, is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors.  The directors are responsible for preparing and presenting the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the AIM Rules of the London Stock Exchange.

 

As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee pronouncements as adopted by the European Union.  The condensed set of financial statements included in this half-yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, "Interim Financial Reporting" as adopted by the European Union.

 

Our Responsibility

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report based on our review.

 

Scope of Review

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410, "Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity" issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the United Kingdom.  A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures.  A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2015 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, "Interim Financial Reporting" as adopted by the European Union, and the AIM Rules of the London Stock Exchange.

 

 

Baker Tilly UK Audit LLP

Chartered Accountants  

25 Farringdon Street

London

EC4A 4AB

 

9 September 2015



Unaudited Condensed Consolidated

Statement of Comprehensive Income

For the period ended 30 June 2015

 




Note

 

Six months ended
30 June 2015
$'000 (Unaudited)


 

Six months ended
30 June 2014
$'000 (Unaudited)


 

Year

ended
31 December 2014
$'000
(Audited)

Revenue

4

217


348


689

Cost of sales


(411)


(429)


            (1,679)

Gross loss


(194)


(81)


(990)








Other income


6


10


14

Administrative expense


(2,529)


(1,804)


       (3,644)

Share-based (expense)/gain


(6)


279


413

Exchange  gain/(expense)


10


(54)


(113)

Impairment loss


-


-


(11,163)

Finance income


1


-


1

Finance and other expense


(98)


(890)


            (1,793)

Loss  before taxation from continuing operations


(2,810)


(2,540)


(17,275)








Tax benefit/(expense)

8

296


(1,538)


2,311

Loss  from continuing operations, net of tax


(2,514)


(4,078)


          (14,964)

Income/(loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax

3

1,047


5,315


(7,173)

Total comprehensive  (loss) / income attributable to the equity holders of the parent

3

(1,467)


1,237


      (22,137)

Loss per share for continuing operations







- Basic

5

$(0.07)


$(0.11)


$(0.41)

- Diluted

5

$(0.07)


$(0.11)


$(0.41)

Earnings /(loss) per share for discontinued operations







- Basic

5

$0.03


$0.14


$(0.20)

- Diluted

5

$0.03


$0.14


$(0.20)

Total earning/(loss) per share







- Basic

5

$(0.04)


$0.03


$(0.61)

- Diluted

5

$(0.04)


$0.03


$(0.61)

 

 

 

 

Figures in thousands except for per share information.



Unaudited Condensed Consolidated

Statement of Financial Position

As at 30 June 2015

 



 

30 June

2015
$'000 (
Unaudited)


 

30 June 2014
$'000 (
Unaudited)


 

31 December 2014
$'000 (
Audited)

Note



Assets







Non‑current assets







Intangible assets


               29


491


33

Property, plant and equipment


        22,336


102,255


22,263

Trade receivables


-


         1,387


-

Total non‑current assets


22,365


104,133


22,296

Current assets







Inventories


276


2,444


290

Trade and other receivables


518


2,406


467

Prepayments and other assets


1,094


2,623


1,014

Term deposits


-


1,367


-

Cash and cash equivalents


34,963


8,664


41,153

Total current assets


36,851


17,504


42,924

Total assets


59,216


121,637


65,220

Liabilities







Non‑current liabilities







Deferred tax liabilities (net)

          

            (1,886)


     (15,684)


           (2,375)

Equity tax liability


                     -


          (271)


              -

Long‑term provisions


            (2,224)


       (6,258)


           (2,130)

Long‑term loans payable


                     -


          (626)


           -

Total non‑current liabilities


       (4,110)


(22,839)


         (4,505)

Current liabilities







Trade and other payables


         (680)


       (5,011)


          (3,782)

Corporate and equity tax liability


         (84)


       (2,109)


           (1,133)

Short‑term loans and finance leases


         -


       (9,518)


          -

Total current liabilities


               (764)


     (16,638)


           (4,915)

Total liabilities


            (4,874)


     (39,477)


           (9,420)

Net assets


          54,342


       82,160


           55,800

Capital and reserves attributable to equity holders of the parent






Share capital

9

               608


            608


                608

Share premium account


          27,139


      27,139


           27,139

Capital reserve


        51,855


    210,844


         51,855

Retained deficit


     (25,260)


   (156,431)


       (23,802)

Total equity


          54,342


      82,160


           55,800

 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated

Cash Flow Statement

For the period ended 30 June 2015

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Note


 

 

Six months ended
30 June 2014
$'000 (Unaudited)


 

 

Year

 ended
31 December 2014
$'000
(Audited)

Cash flows from operating activities







Cash generated from operations

3

(3,406)


5,406


6,295

Taxes paid (continuing and discontinued operations)


(536)


(238)


(5,560)

Net cash generated from operating activities


(3,942)


5,168


735

Cash flows from investing activities







Gross proceeds from sale of subsidiary


-


          -


             50,000

Purchase price adjustments for sale of subsidiary

3

(1,161)


-


(998)

Costs paid for sale of subsidiary


(1,000)


-


-

Interest received


1


14


                    19

Purchase of property plant and equipment


        (88)


(3,587)


         (7,539)

Decrease in short -term deposits (discontinued  operations)


-


(471)


(480)

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities


(2,248)


(4,044)


41,002

Cash flows from financing activities







Farm-out partner cash calls


-


4,600


6,238

Bolivar contract farm-out proceeds


-


2,883


5,000

Bocachico contract farm-out proceeds


-


729


1,000

Fees paid for Bolivar and Bocachico  farm-outs


        -


-


             (2,372)

Debt principal repayments


        -


(3,000)


           (12,000)

Repayment of finance leases (discontinued operations)


                 -


(306)


             (360)

Interest paid


        -


(781)


             (1,505)

Net cash used in financing activities


        -


4,125


(3,999)








Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


        (6,190)


5,249


              37,738

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning period


        41,153


3,415


               3,415

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period


        34,963


8,664


              41,153








 

 

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated

Statement of Changes in Equity

For the six months ended 30 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital $'000


 

Share premium $'000


 

Capital reserve $'000


 

Retained deficit
 $'000


Total
$'000

At 1 January 2014 (Audited)

608


27,139


210,844


(157,701)


80,890

Total comprehensive income

-


-


-


1,237


1,237

Share‑based payments

-


-


-


33


33

At 30 June 2014 (Unaudited)

608


       27,139


 210,844


(156,431)


 82,160

Total comprehensive loss

               -


                -


            -


(23,374)


(23,374)

Share‑based payments

-


                -


            -


18


18

Disposal of CEDCO

-


-


(158,989)


155,985


(3,004)

At 31 December 2014 (Audited)

          608


       27,139


 51,855


(23,802)


 55,800

Total comprehensive income

-               


                -


           -


(1,467)      


(1,467)  

Share‑based payments

 -


                -


            -


           9


        9

 

At 30 June 2015 (Unaudited)

         608


       27,139


51,855


(25,260)


 54,342











 



Unaudited Notes Forming Part of the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Report

For the six months ended 30 June 2015

 

1. Accounting Policies

Basis of Preparation

The interim financial information has been prepared using policies based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS and IFRIC interpretations) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") as adopted for use in the EU. The interim financial information has been prepared using the accounting policies which will be applied in the Group's statutory financial information for the year ending 31 December 2015. Of the new international accounting standards issued with effective date of 1 January 2015, none have an impact on the Group.  The interim financial information has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 - Interim Financial Reporting.

 

In forming its opinion as to going concern, the Board prepares a working capital forecast based upon its assumptions. The Board also prepares a number of alternative scenarios modelling the business variables and key risks and uncertainties. Based upon these, the Board remains confident that the Group's current cash on hand and current cash flow from operations will enable the Group to fully finance its future working capital discretionary expenditures beyond the period of 12 months of the date of this report.  

 

2. Financial reporting period

The interim financial information for the period 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2015 is unaudited. In the opinion of the Directors, the interim financial information for the period presents fairly the financial position, results from operations and cash flows for the period in conformity with the generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied. The interim financial information incorporates unaudited comparative figures for the interim period 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2014 and the audited financial year to 31 December 2014.

 

The financial information contained in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined by section 435 of the Companies Act 2006. The comparatives for the full year ended 31 December 2014 are not the Company's full statutory accounts for that year. A copy of the statutory accounts for that year has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditors' report on those accounts was unqualified, did not include references to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report and did not contain a statement under section 498(2)-(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

3. Discontinued Operations

On 6 December 2014, the Group closed on the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Colombia Energy Development Company ("CEDCO"), with an effective date of 1 August 2014.  CEDCO held the Company's contract areas (Rio Verde, Alcaravan and Los Hatos contracts) within the Llanos Basin of Colombia, South America.  These contracts previously comprised the majority of the Company's oil producing properties.  As a result of this disposal, the operations of CEDCO have been treated as discontinued operations. 

 

The table below provides further details of the amounts shown in the statement of operations for the discontinued operations of CEDCO:

Colombia

 

 

Six months ended
30 June 2015

$´000

(Unaudited)


 

 

Six 
months  ended  

30 June 2014

$´000

(Unaudited)

 

 

           Year

           ended
 31 December 2014
$'000
(Audited)

Revenue

-


14,517

16,440

Cost of sales

-


(9,252)

(10,977)

Gross profit

-


5,265

5,463

Other expense

-


(4)

(5)

Administrative expenses

-


(585)

(1,060)

Finance income

-


15

18

Finance and other expense

-


(257)

(298)

Profit before taxation

-


4,434

4,118

Tax (expense) benefit1

661


881

(4,274)

(Loss) / income after taxation



5,315

(156)

(Loss) / gain on disposal of business (including fees and purchase price adjustments)2

386


-

(7,017)

(Loss) / income from discontinued operations

1,047


5,315

(7,173)

 

1Based upon new Colombian regulation introduced in 2015, the 2014 pre-effective date CREE tax liabilities for discontinued operations previously accrued as at 31 December 2014 and owed by the Group were able to be eliminated upon the filing of the 2014 Colombian tax returns in May 2015.  The elimination of the accrued CREE tax liability of approximately $661 thousand is recorded to profit from discontinued operations in the statement of operations as of 30 June 2015.

 

2Per the share purchase agreement, the purchaser of CEDCO could send proposed adjustments to the purchase price following 90 days after the closing date.  In February 2015, the Group received the purchaser's adjustment statement with proposed additional purchase price adjustments totalling $1.5 million.  The Group accrued the $1.5 million of proposed adjustments in its financial statements as of 31 December 2014.  On 31 March 2015, the Group and the purchaser agreed upon the finalised purchase price adjustment of $1.1 million following review of the proposed adjustments in accordance with the share purchase agreement.   The $1.1 million was paid to the purchaser in March 2015.  The resulting difference of approximately $386 thousand is recorded to profit from discontinued operations in the statement of operations as of 30 June 2015.

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of profit / (loss) before taxation to net cash flow from operations

 


 

Six months
ended 

30 June

2015

$´000

(Unaudited)

 

Six months
ended 
30 June

2014

$´000

(Unaudited)

 

Year

           ended
 31 December 2014
$'000
(Audited)

Continuing operations




Loss before tax

           (2,810)

           (2,540)

  (17,275)

Adjustments for:




Depreciation of property, plant & equipment

                 37

                 146

                 191

Amortisation of intangible assets

3

5

1

Impairment charge

            -

            -

            11,163

Share based (benefit) expense

                6

                (279)

               (413)

Finance income

                    (1)

                    -

                  (1)

Finance and other costs

              98

              890

              1,793

Operating cash flow before movements in working capital

             (2,667)

             (1,778)

            (4,541)

Decrease  in inventories

                 14

                 58

                 113

Increase  in trade and other receivables

                (839)

                (2,029)

              (159)

Decrease)/ increase in trade and other payables

                (558)

                (2,215)

2,328

Cash generated from continuing operations

             (4,050)

             (5,964)

            (2,259)





Discontinued operations




Profit before tax

              -

              4,434

              4,118

Adjustments for:




Depreciation of property, plant & equipment

              -

              4,495

              5,379

Amortisation of intangible assets

                 -

                 449

                 263

Income/(loss) on sale of subsidiary

1,047 

           -

            (7,017)

Finance income

                  -

                  (15)

                 (18)

Finance cost

                 -

                 257

                 298

Operating cash flow before movements in working capital

              1,047

              9,620

              3,023

Increase in inventories

                -

                (599)

                (841)

Decrease / (increase) in trade and other receivables

             -

             1,524

            (1,361)

(Decrease) / increase in trade and other payables

              (403)

              825

              7,733

Cash generated from discontinued operations

            644

            11,370

            8,554

Cash generated from operations

              (3,406)

              5,406

              6,295

 

 

The Statement of Cash Flows contains the following elements related to discontinued operations:


 

Six months
ended 
30 June

2015

$´000

(Unaudited)

 

Six months
 ended 

30 June

2014

$´000

(Unaudited)

        

Year

           ended
 31 December 2014
$'000
(Audited)

Net cash generated from operating activities

            

108

            

11,132

            

3,004

Net cash used in investing activities

(87)

(1,648)

(2,383)

Net cash used in financing activities

             -

(370)            

                (433)

Total

21

9,114

188

 

 

 

4. Revenue

Revenue is attributable to one continuing activity which is oil liftings from the Group's wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Group, located in Colombia, South America.

 

5. Earnings per share

Basic earnings/(loss) per share amounts are calculated by dividing profit/(loss) for the period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the period.

 

 

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share amounts are calculated by dividing the profit/(loss) for the period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period plus the weighted average number of ordinary shares that would be issued on the conversion of all the dilutive potential ordinary shares into ordinary shares. The calculation of the dilutive potential ordinary shares related to employee and Director share option plans includes only those options with exercise prices below the average share trading price for each period.

 

The following table reflects the profit/(loss) and share data used in the basic and diluted earnings per share calculations:


 

Six months ended
30 June 2015
$'000 (Unaudited)


 

Six months ended
30 June

2014
$'000 (Unaudited)


 

Year

 ended
31 December 2014
$'000
(Audited)

 

Loss  from continuing operations after taxation

        (2,514)


         (4,078)


            (14,964)

 

Profit (loss) from discontinued operations after taxation

1,047 


5,315


(7,173)    

Net profit (loss) attributable to equity holders of the parent used in dilutive calculation

      

 (1,467)


     

1,237


        

 (22,137)

 

Loss per share for continuing operations






 

- Basic

       $(0.07)


         $(0.11)


        $ (0.41)

 

- Diluted

           $(0.07)


           $(0.11)


             

$ (0.41)

 

Earnings / (loss) per share for discontinued operations






 

- Basic and diluted

                 $0.03  


                $0.14  


                  $(0.20)

 

Total earnings / (loss) per share






 

- Basic

        $(0.04)


          $0.03


              $(0.61)

 

- Diluted

        $(0.04)


          $0.03


              $(0.61)

 

Basic weighted average number of shares

 36,112,187


 36,112,187


         36,112,187

 

Dilutive potential ordinary shares






 

Employee and Director share option plans

   -


   1,004,033


           626,162

 

Diluted weighted average number of shares

 36,112,187


 37,116,220


         36,738,349

 

Figures in thousands except for share and per share information.

 

The calculation of the diluted earnings per share assumes all criteria giving rise to the dilution of the earnings per share are achieved and all outstanding share options with exercise prices lower than the average period share price are exercised.

 

 

6. Segmental analysis

For management purposes, the Group organised its business units based upon the field locations of its production, development and sale of hydrocarbons and related activities in Colombia, South America as follows:

·     Bolivar area (comprised of the Bolivar Contract in the Magdalena valley)

·     Bocachico area (comprised of the Bocachico Contract in the Magdalena valley)

Segment performance is evaluated and measured consistently with operating profit/(loss) in the consolidated condensed financial statements.  However, the Group income taxes are managed on a group basis and are not allocated to operating segments.



 










 


Bolívar

Bocachico

Other

30 June

Bolívar

Bocachico

Other

30 June

Bolívar

Bocachico

Other

31 Dec


segment

segment

segment

2015

segment

segment

segment

2014

segment

segment

segment

2014


$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Total revenues1

-

217

-

217

41

307

-

348

39

650

-

689

Loss before tax1

(137)

(203)

(2,470)

(2,810)

 

(187)

 

(71)

 

(2,282)

 

(2,540)

 

(839)

 

(11,758)

 

(4,678)

 

(17,275)

Total non-current assets

22,171

1

193

22,365

11,065

(82)

33,479

22,193

-

103

22,296

Total non-current liabilities

(5,179)

778

291

(4,110)

(5,779)

(2,977)

(154)

(8,910)

(5,670)

1,106

59

(4,505)

1From continuing operations

All oil revenues from the Group's business units are generated entirely in Colombia and result from sales to Colombia-based customers. Revenue from continuing operations from one major customer exceeded 10 per cent, and amounted to $217 thousand and $348 thousand arising from sales of crude in the six months ended 30 June 2015 and 2014, respectively.

7. Property, plant and equipment

Oil assets are tested periodically for impairment to determine whether the net book value of capitalised costs relating to the cash generating unit exceed the associated estimated future discounted cash flows of the related commercial oil reserves.  If an impairment is identified, the depletion is charged through the statement of comprehensive income in the period incurred.

As at 31 December 2014, the Group's Bocachico area oil assets were fully impaired, and remain fully impaired as at 30 June 2015 due to the currently uneconomic heavy oil reserves within the Bocachico area.  

 

The Group performed an impairment test of the Bolivar area oil assets as at 30 June 2015 and did not identify impairment for the Bolivar area. The Group utilised the value in use calculations derived from the 31 December 2014 reserve report developed by Ralph E. Davis Associates, Inc., an independent petroleum engineering firm.  The projected risked discounted cash flows were calculated using the Brent oil pricing as at 31 December 2014 of $57.33 per bbl, with an escalation of 3% each following year with a pre-tax discount rate applied to the cash flow projections of 10 per cent.  Bolivar's proved and probable reserves were economic based upon many factors, such as estimated oil recovery rates, quality of the oil and lower estimated future operating costs.  Subsequent to 30 June 2015, the Brent oil price continued to fluctuate and had declined to approximately $50.00 per barrel at the date of filing.    The Group's Bolivar area oil assets continue to be economic at this pricing.  The Group will perform an updated impairment analysis of the Bolivar area oil assets at 31 December 2015.

 

 

 

8. Tax expense

 

The Global Energy Development PLC Group is subject to UK and Colombian taxation.

 

UK taxation

 

The Group does not expect to be liable for UK corporation tax in the foreseeable future.  As at 30 June 2015, the Group had trading losses carried forward of $28.9 million.

 

Colombian taxation

 

The Group pays taxes in Colombia through the branch offices of its wholly owned subsidiaries.  The Colombian corporation tax is calculated as the CREE tax and the higher of net income tax or presumptive income tax as follows:

 

• Presumptive income tax. An alternative minimum tax calculated on the prior year gross equity less liabilities at a rate of 3 per cent to determine the presumptive income. A rate of 25 per cent is applied to the presumptive income to arrive at the tax obligation; or

 

• Net income tax. Calculated at a rate of 25 per cent taking into account revenues minus costs, standard and special deductions.

 

• CREE tax.  Calculated at a rate of 14 per cent for 2015, 15 per cent for 2016, 17 per cent for 2017 and 18 per cent for 2018.  Beginning in 2019, the rate will reduce to 9 per cent thereafter. Tax loss carryforwards incurred beginning 2015 shall be eligible to offset the CREE taxable amount with no expiration date.  Lastly, the CREE tax may not be less than three per cent of the taxpayer's net equity as of 31 December of the preceding taxable year.

 

Additionally, in 2015, a new Equity Tax was introduced and is calculated each year for three years using a taxable base of the Net Equity (as at 1 January) at progressive rates of 1.15 per cent for 2015, 1.00 per cent for 2016 and 0.40 per cent for 2017.  The payment of the tax is required with instalments made twice per year (May and September).

The major components of income tax expense for the periods as disclosed in the consolidated condensed statement of comprehensive income are:


 

Six months ended
30 June 2015
$'000 (Unaudited)


 

Six months ended
30 June 2014
$'000 (Unaudited)


 

Year

 ended
31 December 2014
$'000
(Audited)

Current taxes for continuing operations:






CREE income tax

17


-


_

Current income tax charge for continuing operations

50


-


509

2015 equity tax

125


-


-

Other withholdings

1


44


47

Total current taxes for continuing operations

193


44


556

Deferred tax:






Change in deferred tax related to temporary differences and other

(489)


1,494


(2,867)

Tax expense (benefit) for continuing operations

(296) 


1,538


(2,311)

 

 

The decrease in the Group's net deferred tax liability during the period is due primarily to the increase in Colombian fiscal tax loss carryforwards.  New Colombian regulations were introduced in 2015 which allow tax loss carryforwards incurred beginning 2015 to be eligible to offset the CREE taxable amount with no expiration date. 

 

9. Share capital


 

 

Six months ended
30 June 2015
(Unaudited)


 

 

Six months ended
30 June 2014
(Unaudited)


 

 

Year ended
31 December 2014
(Audited)


Number of shares


$´000


Number of shares


$´000


Number of shares


$´000

Allotted, called up and fully paid












Ordinary shares of 1p each

 36,112,187


     608


 36,112,187


           608


 36,112,187


        608

 

 

The ordinary shares confer the right to vote at general meetings of the Company, to a repayment of capital in the event of liquidation or winding up and certain other rights as set out in the Company's articles of association.

 

The ordinary shares also confer the right to receive dividends if declared by the Directors and approved by the Company.

 

10. Related Party Disclosures

The Group had no related party transactions during the six months ended 30 June 2015.



Forward-looking statements

 

This release may include statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes", "estimates", "plans", "projects", "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "may", "will" or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, goals, future events or intentions. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. They appear in a number of places throughout this release and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Group's intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, the Group's results of operations, financial position, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and expectations of the industry. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and the development of the markets and the industry in which the Group operates may differ materially from those described in, or suggested by, any forward-looking statements contained in this release. In addition, even if the development of the markets and the industry in which the Group operates are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this release, those developments may not be indicative of developments in subsequent periods. A number of factors could cause developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, general economic and business conditions, industry trends, competition, commodity prices, changes in law or regulation, currency fluctuations (including the US dollar), the Group's ability to recover its reserves or develop new reserves, changes in its business strategy, political and economic uncertainty. Save as required by law, the Company is under no obligation to update the information contained in this release.

 

Past performance cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance.

 


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