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Monday 25 July, 2016

GlobalData PLC

Interim Results

RNS Number : 0576F
GlobalData PLC
25 July 2016
 

                                                                                                                                               

25 July 2016

GlobalData Plc

Unaudited Interim Report For The Six Months Ended 30 June 2016

"Delivering quality data and analytics"

 

Key highlights and achievements

·      Transformed the business with the recent acquisitions and change in management

·      Change of name

·      Focused business model, with an increased scale of business information offering

·      Increased our sales capabilities in key geographies and verticals

·      Increased revenues, earnings and cash generation

 

Financial Highlights

·      Group revenues increased by 65% to £47.1m (2015: £28.6m)

·      Deferred revenues increased by 97% to £37.9m (2015: £19.2m)

·      Adjusted EBITDA (1) increased by 63% to £9.4m (2015: £5.8m)

·      Cash generated from operations increased by 193% to £8.8m (2015: £3.0m)

·      Loss before tax of £1.3m (2015: £0.8m profit) after a £7.3m (2015: £1.5m) amortisation charge

·      Interim dividend of 2.5 pence per ordinary share (2015: Nil) with full year at 6.5p (2015: 2.5p)

·      Net debt £23.1m (2015: £5.5m)

 

 

 

Bernard Cragg, Chairman of GlobalData Plc, commented:

"It has been an encouraging first half of our financial year with the Group making progress across a broad range of metrics and reporting good increases in revenue, earnings and cash generation. The business is performing well and the Board is confident that we will continue to make progress both this year and beyond."

 

 

Note 1: Adjusted EBITDA: Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, non-trading exchange rate losses, impairment, share based payments, adjusted for costs associated with derivatives, acquisitions, integration and restructure of the Group. Adjusted EBITDA margin is defined as: Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.

 

About GlobalData Plc

GlobalData is a leading data analytics provider for industry verticals.

 

 

ENQURIES

 

GlobalData Plc

 

 

0207 936 6400

Mike Danson, Chief Executive

 

Simon Pyper, Group Financial Officer

 

 

 

N+1 Singer

0207 496 3000

James Maxwell

 

James White

 

 

 

Hudson Sandler

0207 796 4133

Nick Lyon

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

The recent acquisitions and the change in management and organisational structure have transformed the business. We have as a result of this transformation, simplified our business model to focus on the provision of unique subscription based proprietary content and analysis delivered via innovative online platforms. We have also made progress in the period developing the right metrics and processes to deliver on our strategy and objectives.

 

It has been an encouraging first half of our financial year with the Group making progress across a broad range of metrics and reporting good increases in revenues (both reported and deferred), earnings (Adjusted EBITDA) and cash generation.

 

The transformation of the Group

The acquisition of the Datamonitor Consumer business (completed September 2015) from Informa Plc and the acquisition of the Healthcare business (completed January 2016) from GlobalData Ltd have transformed the Group. We are in many respects a new business; with a new name, a new yet experienced management team and a new but greatly simplified business model which I believe provides an ever more compelling proposition to our clients and for our shareholders.

 

Acquisitions transform the business

The acquisition of the Datamonitor Consumer business added scale and depth to our existing consumer offer. Since acquisition much of the focus has been on integrating the enlarged consumer offering onto one simplified platform with a common taxonomy and customer proposition. The results thus far are satisfactory and I expect the integration programme to conclude on schedule.

 

The acquisition of the Healthcare business introduced a third global vertical to the Group. Additionally, it provided the management and operational infrastructure in the important North America market where previously the Group was under-represented. The integration onto our common platform and process is proceeding to schedule, as are our plans to more fully leverage our new North American infrastructure.

 

The integration programmes for our recent acquisitions are on schedule but there remains a significant amount of work to do before the Group can fully deliver the expected revenue and operational synergies.

 

A change in management team and company name

We announced with our 2015 results that as a result of the recent acquisitions there would be a number of changes to the Board and senior management team and moreover that the Group would be renamed to GlobalData Plc. It is pleasing to note that these changes have been implemented, well received and are having a positive influence on the performance and management of the Group.

 

Subscription based business model

Our business model is designed to provide our clients with an ever more compelling proposition and is based upon the provision of innovative subscription based customer solutions and world-class customer service. Additionally, our business model is largely subscription based with high levels of recurring revenues and is both capital light and operationally geared, the attractive economics of which are strong forward (deferred) revenues, improved earnings and strong cash generation.

 

Our employees

We have had a good first half and I, along with my fellow Board members, thank all our employees for their hard work and commitment during such a period of change and extend a warm welcome to those who have recently joined the Group.

 

Dividend and dividend policy

It is the Board's intention to maintain a progressive dividend policy, which reflects our improving financial performance, the cash generative nature of our business model and our commitment to delivering total return to shareholders. Consequently, the Board anticipates a total dividend for the year of 6.5 pence per share with an interim dividend of 2.5 pence per share. Thereafter, dividends are expected to increase in line with adjusted earnings. The interim dividend will be paid on 9th September 2016 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 12th August 2016.

 

Outlook

The longer-term implications of the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union are unknown but we do know that a period of prolonged economic uncertainty will for some businesses lengthen their normal procurement cycles, which could affect sales growth.  Whilst we have yet to see any bearing of this on our business, we are now more than ever focused on building a business with a compelling proposition and one that delivers real value for our clients.

 

 

Bernard Cragg

Chairman 

25 July 2016

 

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S REVIEW

We have transformed the Group into one of the world's leading business information companies, serving a growing client base, which is diversified across geography, size and industry vertical. We are focused on the delivery of unique data, proprietary content together with analysis and innovative delivery. We have made good progress in the period, developing the right metrics and processes to deliver on our objectives. 

 

Review and development of the business 

Our business has changed significantly over the past year with the Group now focused on the provision of premium subscription based business information services to clients operating in a number of distinct global verticals. The benefits of this transformation are characterised by the increased quality and visibility of our revenue streams, which allows the Group to invest in its content, customer platforms and geographic operations, whilst at the same time continuing to grow.

               

Our principal objective is to become one of the world's leading providers of premium, subscription based business information products and services to the verticals we serve.

 

To that end, we have four core strategic priorities:

 

·      To develop world class products and services

·      To continue to develop our sales capabilities

·      To improve operational effectiveness

·      To provide best in class customer service

 

 

Developing world class products and services

Our content is data driven and analyst led and provides our clients with strategic and tactical insights for the markets that they operate in. Our content is robust, relevant and unique; the majority of which can be accessed via our online delivery platforms that give our clients real time access to critical business information and an increasing array of work flow tools.

 

Develop our sales capabilities

The business information market is dominated by North America, which accounts for 50% of global spend, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. Our goal is to create more geographical balance in our business, reflecting market size. Our recent acquisitions have brought significant management and infrastructure both in the United Kingdom and in the important North American market and we are now looking to invest further in our sales operations across all our key geographies and in particular North America.

 

Improve operational effectiveness

The Group has a number of common systems and processes, which improve efficiency, ease expansion into new geographies and reduce integration risk. We have started to introduce these common systems and processes into our recent acquisitions and whilst there is still a significant amount of work to do before integration is complete we have made good progress during the first half of the year.

 

Providing best in class customer service

We believe that outstanding customer service is a critical component in delivering customer satisfaction and improved customer retention. Our aim is to deliver best in class customer service at every point of interaction with our clients.

 

If we are successful in executing our strategy

We aim to keep things simple and execute well. If we are successful, we should expect to see:

 

·      High barriers to entry with a client base that is diversified by size, geography and industry vertical

·      High levels of recurring revenues with increased renewal rates and new client wins

·      High incremental margins on existing business

·      Increased EBITDA and cash generation

 

 

Our first half results show good progress against these metrics.

 

 

The Group's first half performance

Our first half results include a full six-month benefit from our recent acquisitions.

 

1.     Revenue

Revenues increased by 64.6% to £47.1m (2015: £28.6m), which reflects both good underlying performance and the impact of the Consumer and Healthcare acquisitions. The acquisitions, which completed in September 2015 and January 2016, are performing in line with management expectations.

 

2.     Deferred Revenue

Deferred revenue increased by 97.4% to £37.9m (2015: £19.2m).

 

3.     Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA increased by 63.2% to £9.4m (2015: £5.8m) with the Group's margin broadly remaining consistent at 19.9% (2015: 20.1%). Margins are expected to improve in the second half of this financial year as we normalise the investment in our recent acquisitions and secure planned synergies.

 

4.     Cash Generation

Cash generation improved significantly during the first half, with cash generated from operations increasing by £5.8m to £8.8m (2015: £3.0m). Cash conversion (cash generated from operations as a percentage of Adjusted EBITDA) increased to 94% from 52% in the prior year.

 

 

Current Trading

The business is performing in line with management expectations and the Board is confident that we will continue to make progress both this year and beyond.

 

 

Mike Danson

Chief Executive

25 July 2016

 

 

 

 

Independent review report to the members of GlobalData Plc

 

Introduction

 

We have reviewed the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly financial report of GlobalData Plc for the six months ended 30 June 2016 which comprises the consolidated income statement, the consolidated statement of comprehensive income statement, the consolidated statement of financial position, the consolidated changes in equity and the consolidated statement of cash flows. We have read the other information contained in the half yearly financial report which comprises the Chairman's and Chief Executive's statements 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's members, as a body, 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'. Our review work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company's members 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 and the company's members as a body, for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusion we have formed.

 

Directors' responsibilities

 

The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors.

 

As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards 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 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'. 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 2016 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, 'Interim Financial Reporting', as adopted by the European Union. 

 

 

GRANT THORNTON UK LLP

AUDITOR

London
25 Jul 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated income statement

 

Notes

6 months to 30 June 2016

Unaudited

6 months to 30 June 2015

Unaudited

Year to 31 December 2015

Audited

Continuing operations

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Revenue

4

47,129

28,627

60,466

Cost of sales

 

(30,717)

(16,627)

(36,745)

Gross profit

 

16,412

12,000

23,721

Distribution costs

 

(29)

(401)

(804)

Administrative costs

 

(8,145)

(6,791)

(12,391)

Other expenses

5

(9,083)

(3,655)

(12,443)

Operating (Loss) / profit

 

(845)

1,153

(1,917)

Analysed as:

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA1

 

9,387

5,753

12,002

Items associated with acquisitions and restructure of the Group

5

(746)

(1,073)

(5,795)

5

(1,731)

(1,705)

(3,056)

EBITDA2

 

6,910

2,975

3,151

Amortisation

 

(7,318)

(1,465)

(4,392)

 

(437)

(357)

(676)

Operating (Loss) / profit

 

(845)

1,153

(1,917)

Finance costs

 

(436)

(329)

(886)

(Loss) / Profit before tax from continuing operations

 

(1,281)

824

(2,803)

Income tax expense

 

(1,242)

(714)

(306)

(Loss) / profit for the period from continuing operations

 

(2,523)

110

(3,109)

Loss for the period from discontinued operations

11

(516)

(532)

(7,992)

(Loss) for the period

 

(3,039)

(422)

(11,101)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings/ (loss) per share attributable to equity holders from continuing operations:

6

 

 

 

Basic (loss)/ earnings per share (pence)

 

(2.55)

0.14

(4.08)

Diluted (loss)/ earnings per share (pence)

 

(2.55)

0.13

(4.08)

Loss per share attributable to equity holders from discontinued operations:

 

 

 

 

Basic loss per share (pence)

 

(0.52)

(0.70)

(10.48)

Diluted loss per share (pence)

 

(0.52)

(0.70)

(10.48)

Total basic loss per share (pence)

 

(3.07)

(0.55)

(14.56)

Total diluted loss per share (pence)

 

(3.07)

(0.55)

(14.56)

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of this financial report.

 

1 We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for costs associated with acquisition, integration, restructure of the Group, share based payments, impairment, unrealised exchange rate losses and impact of foreign exchange contracts. We present Adjusted EBITDA as additional information because we understand that it is a measure used by certain investors. However, other companies may present Adjusted EBITDA differently. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures of financial performance under IFRS and should not be considered as an alternative to operating profit or as a measure of liquidity or an alternative to net income as indicators of our operating performance or any other measure of performance derived in accordance with IFRS.

 

2 EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and impairment. 

 

 

 

Consolidated statement of comprehensive income

 

 

6 months to

30 June

2016

Unaudited

 

6 months to

30 June

2015

Unaudited

Year to

31 December

2015

Audited

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Loss for the period

(3,039)

(422)

(11,101)

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

Items that will be classified subsequently to profit or loss:

 

 

 

Translation of foreign entities

(253)

(60)

(55)

Other comprehensive loss, net of tax

(253)

(60)

(55)

Total comprehensive loss for the period

(3,292)

(482)

(11,156)

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of this financial report.

 

 

Consolidated statement of financial position

 

Notes

30 June

2016

Unaudited

 

30 June

2015

Unaudited

31 December

2015

Audited

 

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

1,360

1,295

1,297

Intangible assets

7

136,337

41,539

62,540

Trade and other receivables

 

4,500

-

-

Long-term derivative assets

 

-

37

-

Deferred tax assets

 

3,018

923

2,042

 

 

145,215

43,794

65,879

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

186

362

77

Current tax receivable

 

-

-

432

Trade and other receivables

 

28,382

26,796

32,089

Short-term derivative assets

 

-

137

-

Cash and cash equivalents

 

10,853

11,365

10,117

 

 

39,421

38,660

42,715

Non-current assets and current assets classified as held for sale

 

-

-

6,425

Total assets

 

184,636

82,454

115,019

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(52,095)

(28,537)

(46,061)

Short-term borrowings

 

(5,492)

(2,543)

(5,214)

Current tax payable

 

(892)

(1,108)

-

Short-term derivative liabilities

8

(992)

-

(201)

Short-term provisions

 

(1,456)

(281)

(1,649)

 

 

(60,927)

(32,469)

(53,125)

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Long-term provisions

 

(1,009)

(94)

(954)

Deferred tax liabilities

 

(6,553)

-

(3,218)

Long-term derivative liabilities

8

-

-

(24)

Long-term borrowings

 

(28,429)

(14,336)

(30,359)

 

 

(35,991)

(14,430)

(34,555)

Liabilities directly associated with non-current assets and current assets classified as held for sale

 

-

-

(2,128)

Total liabilities

 

(96,918)

(46,899)

(89,808)

Net assets

 

87,718

35,555

25,211

Equity

 

 

 

 

Share capital

9

173

154

154

Share premium account

 

200

200

200

Other reserve

 

(37,128)

(37,128)

(37,128)

Foreign currency translation reserve

 

(434)

(186)

(181)

Special reserve

9

-

48,422

48,422

Merger Reserve

9

66,481

-

-

Retained profit

 

58,426

24,093

13,744

Total equity

 

87,718

35,555

25,211

The accompanying notes form an integral part of this financial report.

 

 

Consolidated statement of changes in equity (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

Share premium account

Other reserve

Foreign currency translation reserve

Special reserve

Merger reserve

Retained  profit

Total equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

154

200

(37,128)

(126)

48,422

-

23,106

34,628

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

(422)

(422)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translation of foreign entities

-

-

-

(60)

-

-

-

(60)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

(60)

-

-

(422)

(482)

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Share based payments charge

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,485

1,485

Excess deferred tax on share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

(76)

(76)

Balance at 30 June 2015

154

200

(37,128)

(186)

48,422

-

24,093

35,555

Loss for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

(10,679)

(10,679)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translation of foreign entities

-

-

-

5

-

-

-

5

Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

5

-

-

(10,679)

(10,674)

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Share based payments charge

-

-

-

-

-

-

581

581

Excess deferred tax on share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

(251)

(251)

Balance at 31 December 2015

154

200

(37,128)

(181)

48,422

-

13,744

25,211

Loss for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

(3,039)

(3,039)

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Translation of foreign entities

-

-

-

(253)

-

-

-

(253)

Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

(253)

-

-

(3,039)

(3,292)

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares issued for GlobalData acquisition

19

-

-

-

-

66,481

-

66,500

Share Buyback

-

-

-

-

-

-

(408)

(408)

Special Reserve Transfer

-

-

-

-

(48,422)

-

48,422

-

Dividend

-

-

-

-

-

-

(2,559)

(2,559)

Share based payments charge

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,158

1,158

Excess deferred tax on share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,108

1,108

Balance at 30 June 2016

173

200

(37,128)

(434)

-

66,481

58,426

87,718

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of this financial report.

 

 

 

Consolidated statement of cash flows

 

 

 

 

6 months

to 30 June

2016

Unaudited

6 months

to 30 June

2015

Unaudited

Year to

31 December

2015

Audited

Cash flows from operating activities

£000s

£000s

£000s

Continuing operations

 

 

 

(Loss)/ profit for the period

(2,523)

110

(3,109)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Depreciation

437

357

676

Amortisation

7,318

1,465

4,392

Finance expense

436

329

886

Taxation recognised in profit or loss

1,242

714

306

Revaluation of foreign currency loan

927

(93)

774

Share based payments charge

1,158

1,485

2,066

Decrease/ (increase) in trade and other receivables

8,743

2,770

(6,504)

(Increase)/ decrease in inventories

(109)

(212)

73

(Decrease)/ increase in trade and other payables

(9,443)

(3,656)

9,018

Revaluation of derivatives

767

(182)

216

Movement in provisions

(138)

(77)

2,151

Cash generated from continuing operations

8,815

3,010

10,945

Interest paid (continuing operations)

(496)

(292)

(775)

Income taxes paid (continuing operations)

(570)

(1,176)

(2,182)

Net cash from operating activities (continuing operations)

7,749

1,542

7,988

Net (decrease)/ increase in cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations

(516)

2,165

(1,624)

Total cash flows from operating activities

7,233

3,707

6,364

Cash flows from investing activities (continuing operations)

 

 

 

Acquisition of  GlobalData Holdings

(277)

-

-

Acquisition of  Verdict Research

-

-

(20,679)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(187)

(141)

(468)

Purchase of intangible assets

(154)

(402)

(1,066)

Total cash flows from investing activities

(618)

(543)

(22,213)

Cash flows from financing activities (continuing operations)

 

 

 

Repayment of short-term borrowings

(2,659)

-

(1,920)

Proceeds from long-term borrowings

-

-

20,000

Acquisition of own shares

(408)

-

-

Dividend paid

(2,559)

-

-

Total cash flows from financing activities

(5,626)

-

18,080

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

989

3,164

2,231

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

10,117

8,261

8,261

Effects of currency translation on cash and cash equivalents

(253)

(60)

(375)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

10,853

11,365

10,117

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of this financial report.

 

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements

 

1.      General information

 

Nature of operations

The principal activity of GlobalData Plc and its subsidiaries (together 'the Group') is to provide unique, high quality business information and services across multiple platforms to enable organisations in the Consumer, ICT and Healthcare markets to gain competitive advantage.

 

GlobalData Plc ('the Company') is a company incorporated in the United Kingdom and listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The registered office of the Company is John Carpenter House, John Carpenter Street, London, EC4Y 0AN. The registered number of the Company is 03925319.

 

Basis of preparation

These interim financial statements are for the six months ended 30 June 2016.  They have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, Interim Financial Reporting as adopted in the European Union.  They do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with GlobalData Plc's audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

The financial information for the year ended 31 December 2015 set out in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The Group's statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015 have been filed with the Registrar of Companies and can be found on the Group's website www.globaldata.com.  The auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified and did not contain statements under Section 498(2) or Section 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

These interim financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention as modified by the revaluation of derivative financial instruments.

 

The interim financial statements are presented in Pounds Sterling (£), which is also the functional currency of the Company. These interim financial statements have been approved for issue by the Board of Directors.

 

Critical accounting estimates and judgements

The Group makes estimates and assumptions regarding the future. Estimates and judgements are continually evaluated based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.

 

In the future, actual experience may deviate from these estimates and assumptions. The estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial period relate to valuation of acquired intangible assets, provisions for share based payments, provisions for bad debt, deferred tax assets and the carrying value of goodwill and other intangibles.

 

Going concern

The Group has closing cash of £10.9 million as at 30 June 2016 and net debt of £23.1 million (30 June 2015: £5.5 million), being cash and cash equivalents less short and long-term borrowings.

 

The Group has outstanding loans of £33.9 million with The Royal Bank of Scotland.

 

The Group considers the current cash balance, cash flow projections and the existing financing facilities to be adequate to meet short-term commitments. The Directors have a reasonable expectation that there are no material uncertainties that cast significant doubt about the Group's ability to continue as a going concern. Accordingly, the Directors have prepared the interim financial statements on a going concern basis.

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

2.      Accounting policies

 

This interim report has been prepared based on the accounting policies detailed in the Group's financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015. All policies have been consistently applied.

 

3.      Taxation

Income tax on the profit or loss for the year comprises current and deferred tax. 

 

Current tax is the expected tax payable on the taxable income for the year, using rates substantively enacted at the reporting date, and any adjustments to the tax payable in respect of previous years.

 

Deferred taxation is provided in full on temporary differences between the carrying amount of the assets and liabilities in the financial statements and the tax base. Deferred tax assets are recognised only to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profits will be available against which the temporary difference can be utilised. Deferred tax is determined using the tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the reporting date, and are expected to apply when the deferred tax liability is settled or the deferred tax asset is realised.

 

Tax is recognised in the income statement for interim reporting purposes based upon an estimate of the likely effective tax rate for the year.

 

4.      Segment analysis

 

The principal activity of GlobalData Plc and its subsidiaries (together 'the Group') is to provide unique, high quality business information and services across multiple platforms to enable organisations in the Consumer, ICT and Healthcare markets to gain competitive advantage.

 

IFRS 8 "Operating Segments" requires the segment information presented in the financial statements to be that which is used internally by the chief operating decision maker to evaluate the performance of the business and to decide how to allocate resources. The Group has identified the Executive Directors as its chief operating decision maker.

 

Business information is provided to customers through multiple channels by a dedicated content team that is centrally managed by Research Directors who report directly to the Executive Directors. Business information is therefore considered to be the operating segment of the Group.

 

The Group profit or loss is reported to the Executive Directors on a monthly basis and consists of earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation, central overheads and other adjusting items. The Executive Directors also monitor revenue within the operating segment.

 

A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to profit before tax from continuing operations is set out below:

 

 

6 months

to 30 June

2016

Unaudited

£000s

6 months

to 30 June

2015

Unaudited

£000s

Year to

31 December

2015

Audited

£000s

 

 

 

 

Business Information

47,129

28,627

60,466

Total Revenue

47,129

28,627

60,466

 

 

 

 

Business Information Adjusted EBITDA

9,387

5,753

12,002

Other expenses (see note 5)

(9,083)

(3,655)

(12,443)

Depreciation

(437)

(357)

(676)

Amortisation (excluding amortisation of acquired intangible assets)

(712)

(588)

(800)

Finance costs

(436)

(329)

(886)

(Loss)/ profit before tax from continuing operations

(1,281)

824

(2,803)

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

 

4.      Segment analysis (continued)

 

Geographical analysis

 

From continuing operations

 

6 months to 30 June 2016

UK

Europe

 

North America

Rest of World

Total

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

Revenue from external customers

12,821

14,497

12,506

7,305

47,129

 

6 months to 30 June 2015

UK

Europe

 

North America

Rest of World

Total

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

Revenue from external customers

8,189

8,412

8,041

3,985

28,627

 

12 months to 31 December 2015

UK

Europe

 

North America

Rest of World

Total

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

Revenue from external customers

17,001

17,054

17,457

8,954

60,466

 

 

5.      Other expenses

 

 

6 months to       

30 June 2016        

Unaudited         

 

  6 months to

30 June  2015

Unaudited

 

Year to 31 December 2015

Audited

 

£000s                   

£000s

£000s

Restructuring costs (1)

467

1,031

4,258

Property related provisions

18

45

61

Exceptional property costs

-

5

6

Deal costs

-

(9)

6

M&A costs

261

1

1,464

Items associated with acquisitions and restructure of the Group

746

1,073

5,795

Share based payment charge

1,158

1,485

2,066

Revaluation of short and long-term derivatives

767

(182)

216

Unrealised foreign exchange loss

(194)

402

774

Amortisation of acquired intangibles

6,606

877

3,592

Total other expenses

9,083

3,655

12,443

           

 

(1) Restructuring costs consist of redundancy costs relating to three key management personnel as well as other costs in relation 

to restructuring the business.

 

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

6.      Earnings per share

 

The calculation of the basic earnings per share is based on the earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent company divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period. The Group also has a share options scheme in place and therefore the Group has calculated the dilutive effect of these options. The below table shows earnings per share for both continuing and discontinued operations:

 

 

6 months to

30 June 2016

Unaudited

 

  6 months to

30 June 2015

Unaudited

 

Year to 31 December 2015

Audited

 

Continuing operations

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent company (£000s)

(2,523)

110

(3,109)

Weighted average number of shares (000s)

98,888

76,268

76,268

Basic earnings/ (loss) per share (pence)

(2.55)

0.14

(4.08)

Diluted

 

 

 

Profit/ (loss) for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent company (£000s)

(2,523)

110

(3,109)

Weighted average number of shares (000s) *

98,888

83,949

76,268

Diluted earnings/ (loss) per share (pence)

(2.55)

0.13

(4.08)

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

 

Loss for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent company (£000s)

(516)

(532)

(7,992)

Weighted average number of shares (000s)

98,888

76,268

76,268

Basic loss per share (pence)

(0.52)

(0.70)

(10.48)

Diluted

 

 

 

Loss for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent company (£000s)

(516)

(532)

(7,992)

Weighted average number of shares (000s) *

98,888

76,268

76,268

Diluted loss per share (pence)

(0.52)

(0.70)

(10.48)

Total

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

 

(Loss)/ profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent company (£000s)

(3,039)

(422)

(11,101)

Weighted average number of shares (000s)

98,888

76,268

76,268

Basic (loss)/ earnings per share (pence)

(3.07)

(0.55)

(14.56)

Diluted

 

 

 

(Loss)/ profit for the period attributable to ordinary shareholders of the parent company (£000s)

(3,039)

(422)

(11,101)

Weighted average number of shares (000s) *

98,888

76,268

76,268

Diluted (loss)/ earnings per share (pence)

(3.07)

(0.55)

(14.56)

 

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

6.      Earnings per share (continued)

 

Reconciliation of basic weighted average number of shares to the diluted weighted average number of shares:

 

 

 

6 months to

30 June 2016

Unaudited

No'000s

 

  6 months to

30 June 2015

Unaudited

No'000s

 

Year to 31 December 2015

Audited

No'000s

 

Basic weighted average number of shares

98,888

76,268

76,268

Share options in issue at end of year

9,997

7,681

7,558

Diluted weighted average number of shares

108,885

83,949

83,826

 

* The share options in issue are anti-dilutive in respect of the diluted loss per share calculation in 2016 and 2015, therefore the options have not been included in the calculation, other than in respect of the continuing earnings per share for the period ended 30 June 2015.

 

7.      Intangible assets

 

 

Software

Customer relationships

Brands

 

IP rights

 

Goodwill

Total

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

£000s

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 31 December 2015

6,423

15,849

4,817

11,397

53,479

91,965

Additions

154

-

-

-

-

154

Acquisition of GlobalData

9,552

5,697

10,522

55,190

80,961

As at 30 June 2016

6,577

25,401

10,514

21,919

108,669

173,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 31 December 2015

(4,346)

(10,615)

(641)

(4,463)

(9,360)

(29,425)

Charge for the year

(475)

(1,470)

(490)

(4,883)

-

(7,318)

As at 30 June 2016

(4,821)

(12,085)

(1,131)

(9,346)

(9,360)

(36,743)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 30 June 2016

1,756

13,316

9,383

12,573

99,309

136,337

As at 31 December 2015

2,077

5,234

4,176

6,934

44,119

62,540

 

 

8.      Derivative assets and liabilities

 

 

6 months to

30 June 2016

Unaudited

No'000s

 

  6 months to

30 June 2015

Unaudited

No'000s

 

Year to 31 December 2015

Audited

No'000s

Short-term derivative assets

-

137

-

Short-term derivative liabilities

(992)

-

(201)

Long-term derivative liabilities

-

-

(24)

Net derivative (liability)/ asset

(992)

137

(225)

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

8.      Derivative assets and liabilities  (continued)

 

Classification is based on when the derivatives mature. The fair values of derivatives are expected to impact the income statement over the next year, dependant on movements in the fair value of the foreign exchange contracts. The movement in the year was a £767,000 charge to the income statement (2014: credit of £182,000). The large movement was caused by volatility in the foreign exchange market following the UK's decision to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016.

 

The Group uses derivative financial instruments to reduce its exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.  The notional values of contract amounts outstanding are:

 

 

Expiring in the period ending:

Euro

€'000

US Dollar

$'000

Indian Rupee

INR'000

30 June 2017

4,300

9,450

326,782

 

 

Fair value of financial instruments

 

Financial instruments are either carried at amortised cost, less any provision for impairment, or fair value.  As at 30 June 2016 the fair value of bank borrowings is £26.9 million and the carrying value is £33.9 million.

 

The Group uses the following hierarchy for determining and disclosing the fair value of financial instruments by valuation technique:

 

• Level 1: quoted (unadjusted) prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

• Level 2: other techniques for which all inputs which have a significant effect on the recorded fair value are observable, either directly or indirectly; and

• Level 3: techniques which use inputs which have a significant effect on the recorded fair value that are not based on observable market data.

 

As at 30 June 2016, the only financial instruments measured at fair value were derivative financial liabilities and these are classified as Level 2.

 

9.      Equity

 

Share capital

 

Allotted, called up and fully paid:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June 2016

Unaudited

30 June 2015

Unaudited

31 December 2015

Audited

 

No'000s

£000s

No'000s

£000s

No'000s

£000s

Ordinary shares at 1 January (1/14th pence)

76,268

54

76,268

54

76,268

54

Issue of shares: Consideration GlobalData

26,078

19

-

-

-

-

Shares Buyback

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ordinary shares c/f (1/14th pence)

102,346

73

76,268

54

76,268

54

 

Deferred shares of £1.00 each

100

100

 100

100

 100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Total allotted, called up and fully paid

102,446

173

76,368

154

76,368

154

 

The issue of shares in the year related to the following:

 

GlobalData Holding Limited Acquisition

The Group issued 26,078,431 ordinary shares as consideration for GlobalData Holding Limited and its subsidiaries. These shares rank pari passu with the existing GlobalData Plc ordinary shares in issue.

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

9.      Equity (continued)

 

Share Buyback

During the period the Group purchased an aggregate amount of 130,000 shares at a total market value of £408,000. The purchased shares will be held in treasury for the purpose of satisfying the exercise of share options under the Company's Employee Share Option Plan.

 

Capital management

The Group's capital management objectives are:

·      To ensure the Group's ability to continue as a going concern

·      To fund future growth and provide an adequate return to shareholders and, when appropriate, distribute dividends

 

The capital structure of the Group consists of net debt, which includes borrowings and cash and cash equivalents, and equity.

 

The Company has two classes of shares:

 

·      Ordinary shares carry no right to fixed income and each share carries the right to one vote at general meetings of the Company

·      Deferred shares do not confer upon the holders the right to receive any dividend, distribution or other participation in the profits of the Company. The deferred shares do not entitle the holders to receive notice of or to attend and speak or vote at any general meeting of the Company. On distribution of assets on liquidation or otherwise, the surplus assets of the Company remaining after payments of its liabilities shall be applied first in repaying to holders of the deferred shares the nominal amounts and any premiums paid up or credited as paid up on such shares, and second the balance of such assets shall belong to and be distributed among the holders of the ordinary shares in proportion to the nominal amounts paid up on the ordinary shares held by them respectively.

 

There are no specific restrictions on the size of a holding nor on the transfer of shares, which are both governed by the general provisions of the Articles of Association and prevailing legislation. The Directors are not aware of any agreements between holders of the Company's shares that may result in restrictions on the transfer of securities or on voting rights.

 

 

No person has any special rights of control over the Company's share capital and all its issued shares are fully paid.

 

With regard to the appointment and replacement of Directors, the Company is governed by its Articles of Association, the principles of the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Companies Act and related legislation. The Articles themselves may be amended by special resolution of the shareholders. The powers of Directors are described in the Board Terms of Reference, copies of which are available on request.

 

Other reserve

The other reserve consists of a reserve created upon the reverse acquisition of the TMN Group Plc.

 

Foreign currency translation reserve

The foreign currency translation reserve contains the translation differences that arise upon translating the results of subsidiaries with a functional currency other than Sterling. Such exchange differences are recognised in the income statement in the period in which a foreign operation is disposed of.

 

Special reserve

The special reserve was created upon the capital reduction which occurred during 2013.

 

In order to facilitate the payment of dividends, the special reserve, constituted by an undertaking to the Court given in connection with the reduction of the Company's share premium account undertaken in May 2013 (the "Special Reserve"), has been released in accordance with its terms pursuant to a resolution of the Board dated 23 February 2016 (all relevant creditors having been discharged or otherwise consented to the reduction). 

 

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

9.      Equity (continued)

 

Merger reserve

The merger reserve was created to account for the premium on the shares issued in consideration for the purchase of GlobalData Holdings Limited in 2016.

 

Dividends

The Company is one that is focused on the efficient management of working capital and increased cash generation. The Board therefore believes it can invest in the business, achieve growth in profits and service a progressive dividend policy.

 

The final dividend for 2015 was 2.5p per share and was paid in June 2016. The Board anticipates a total dividend for the current year of 6.5 pence per share, with an interim dividend of 2.5 pence per share. Thereafter, dividends will be progressive and increase in line with earnings. The interim dividend will be paid on 9th September 2016 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 12th August 2016.

 

Share based payments

The Group created a share option scheme during the year ended 31 December 2010 and granted the first options under the scheme on 1 January 2011 to certain senior employees. Each option granted converts to one ordinary share on exercise. A participant may exercise their options (subject to employment conditions) at any time during a prescribed period from the vesting date to the date the option lapses.  For these options to be exercised the Group's earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation, as adjusted by the Remuneration Committee for significant or one-off occurrences, must exceed certain targets. The fair values of options granted were determined using the market value at the date of grant. The market values were compared to the Black-Scholes model and there were no significant differences.

 

The following assumptions were used in the valuation:

 

Award Tranche

Grant Date

Fair Value of Share Price at Grant Date

 

Exercise Price

(Pence)

Estimated Forfeiture rate p.a.

Weighted Average of Remaining Contractual Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award 1

 1 January 2011

£1.09

0.0714p

15%

3.5

Award 3

1 May 2012

£1.87

0.0714p

15%

3.5

Award 4

7 March 2014

£2.55

0.0714p

15%

3.5

Award 5

8 September 2014

£2.575

0.0714p

15%

3.5

Award 6

22 September 2014

£2.525

0.0714p

15%

3.9

Award 7

9 December 2014

£2.075

0.0714p

15%

3.7

Award 8

31 December 2014

£2.025

0.0714p

15%

3.7

Award 9

21 April 2015

£2.05

0.0714p

15%

4.5

Award 10

17 March 2016

£2.354

0.0714p

15%

3.8

 

The estimated forfeiture rate assumption is based upon management's expectation of the number of options that will lapse over the vesting period. The assumptions were determined when the scheme was set up in 2011 and are reviewed annually. Management believe the current assumptions to be reasonable based upon the rate of lapsed options.

 

Each of the awards are subject to vesting criteria set by the Remuneration Committee. Following on from the acquisition of the GlobalData Healthcare and Consumer businesses, the targets were revised by the Remuneration Committee to take into account the transformed business.

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

9.      Equity (continued)

The vesting criteria are now as follows:

 

 

 

Vesting Criteria

 

Group Achieves £10m EBITDA

Group Achieves £26.7m EBITDA

Group Achieves £35m EBITDA

Award 1-4

20% Vest

40% Vest

40% Vest

Award 5

N/a

30% Vest

70% Vest

Award 6

N/a

50% Vest

50% Vest

Award 7

N/a

40% Vest

60% Vest

Award 8

N/a

50% Vest

50% Vest

Award 9

N/a

40% Vest

60% Vest

Award 10

N/a

35% Vest

65% Vest

 

The total charge recognised for the scheme during the six months to 30 June 2016 was £1,158,000 (2015: £1,485,000). The awards of the scheme are settled with ordinary shares of the Company. Reconciliation of movement in the number of options is provided below.

 

Option price

(pence)

Number of

options

 

 

 

31 December 2015

1/14th

7,557,840

Granted

1/14th

3,554,390

Forfeited

1/14th

(1,094,800)

31 December 2014

1/14th

10,017,430

 

The following table summarises the Group's share options outstanding at 31 December 2015:

 

 

Reporting date

Options

outstanding

Option price

(pence)

Remaining

life (years)

 

 

 

 

31 December 2011

5,004,300

1/14th

3.7

31 December 2012

4,931,150

1/14th

4.3

31 December 2013

4,775,050

1/14th

3.3

31 December 2014

8,358,880

1/14th

2.5

31 December 2015

7,557,840

1/14th

2.5

30 June 2016

10,017,430

1/14th

3.7

 

10.    Acquisition

 

GlobalData Holdings Limited

On 6 January 2016 the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of GlobalData Holdings Limited. The transaction was effected by a share for share exchange, in which GlobalData PLC issued 26,078,431 ordinary shares to the shareholders of GlobalData Holdings Limited. Based on the Closing Price of 255 pence on 17 December 2015 (being the last business day prior to the Announcement), the terms of the Acquisition value the transaction £66.5 million.

 

The acquisition of GlobalData Holding and its healthcare business will add a third global industry vertical to the Group's existing business information proposition. GlobalData's offering allows its clients, among other things, access to market forecast calculations (including epidemiology data), segmentations, costs of therapy and compliance rates and patient shares. All information is sourced from primary field intelligence such as key opinion leader interviews, surveys to high prescribers in all markets covered in Pharmapoint reports as well as interviews with industry stakeholders, regulatory bodies and patient advocacy groups.

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

 

10.  Acquisition (continued)

 

The amounts recognised for each class of assets and liabilities at the acquisition date were as follows:

 

 

Carrying Value

Fair Value Adjustments

 

Fair Value

 

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Intangible assets consisting of:

 

 

 

 

Brand

 

-

5,697

5,697

Customer relationships

 

-

9,552

9,552

Intellectual Property and Content

 

-

10,522

10,522

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets acquired consisting of:

 

 

 

 

Tangible fixed assets

 

313

-

313

Cash

 

(277)

-

(277)

Trade receivables

 

2,448

-

2,448

Other receivables

 

1,199

(425)

774

Trade and other payables

 

(2,272)

-

(2,272)

Deferred revenue

 

(10,808)

-

(10,808)

Deferred tax

 

-

(4,639)

(4,639)

Fair value of net assets acquired

 

(9,397)

20,707

11,310

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair Value

£000s

Consideration in shares

 

 

 

66,500

Less net assets acquired

 

 

 

(11,310)

Goodwill

 

 

 

55,190

 

 

In line with the provisions of IFRS 3, further fair value adjustments may be required within the 12 month period from the date of acquisition. Any fair value adjustments will result in an adjustment to the goodwill balance reported above.

 

In 2015 the acquired businesses had revenues of £19.1 million and profits before tax of £1.4 million. The business has generated revenues of £11.2 million and Adjusted EBITDA of £3.4 million in the period from acquisition to 30 June 2016.

 

The goodwill that arose on the combination can be attributed to the assembled workforce, know-how and expertise.

 

The Group incurred legal and professional costs of £0.8m in relation to the acquisition, which were recognised in other expenses.

 

11.    Disposal and discontinued operations

 

As the business becomes more focused on its Business Information offering, a number of legacy non-core business units have been discontinued in recent years.

 

On 19th January the group disposed of some of its non-core B2B print businesses to a related party. The disposal was for consideration of £1, together with a guaranteed loan from the related party acquirers. The loan is discussed in more detail in note 12. 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

11.  Disposal and discontinued operations (continued)

 

The amounts recognised for each class of assets and liabilities at the disposal date were as follows:

 

 

 

Carrying Value

 

 

£000s

Non-current assets consisting of:

 

 

Goodwill

 

-

Intangible assets

 

-

 

 

 

Current assets consisting of:

 

 

Inventories

 

76

Trade and other receivables

 

6,292

Other receivables

 

278

Cash and cash equivalents

 

500

Total Non-current and Current Assets

 

7,146

 

 

 

Current liabilities consisting of:

 

 

Trade payables

 

(270)

Deferred income

 

(1,068)

Accruals

 

(695)

Total Current Liabilities

 

(2,033)

Net Assets disposed of

 

5,113

                                                                                 

The loss on disposal was calculated as follows:

 

Fair Value

£000s

 

Fair value of consideration

 

4,500

Less net assets disposed of

 

(5,113)

Loss on disposal

 

(613)

 

 

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

11.  Disposal and discontinued operations (continued)

 

 

a) The results of the discontinued operation are as follows;

 

 

6 months to 30 June 2016

Unaudited

6 months to 30 June 2015

Unaudited

Year to 31 December 2015

Audited

 

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

8

4,826

10,145

Cost of sales

 

(27)

(5,043)

(10,013)

Gross (loss)/ profit

 

(19)

(217)

132

Distribution costs

 

-

-

-

Administrative costs

 

(609)

(535)

(8,925)

Loss before tax from discontinued operations

 

(628)

(752)

(8,793)

Income tax credit/ (charge)

 

112

220

801

Loss for the period from discontinued operations

 

(516)

(532)

(7,992)

 

A loss on disposal of £0.6 million is included within admin expenses.

 

b) Loss before tax

 

 

 

6 months to 30 June 2016

Unaudited

6 months to 30 June 2015

Unaudited

Year to 31 December 2015

Audited

This is arrived at after charging:

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Amortisation

 

-

205

409

Impairment

 

-

-

6,225

 

c) Cash flows from discontinued operations

 

 

6 months to 30 June 2016

Unaudited

6 months to 30 June 2015

Unaudited

Year to 31 December 2015

Audited

 

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Cash outflows from operating activities

 

(516)

2,165

(1,624)

Cash inflows from investing activities

 

-

-

-

Cash outflows from financing activities

 

-

-

-

Total cash outflows from discontinued operations

 

(516)

2,165

(1,624)

 

 

12.    Related party transactions

 

Mike Danson, GlobalData's Chairman, owned 69.7% of the Company's ordinary shares as at 25 July 2016. Mike Danson owns a number of businesses that interact with GlobalData PLC. The principal transactions are as follows:

 

Accommodation

GlobalData rents two properties from Estel Property Investments, a company owned by Mike Danson. The total rental expense in relation to the buildings owned by Estel Property Investments for the 6 months to 30 June 2016 was £1,030,000 (2014: £1,053,000)

Notes to the interim financial statements (continued)

 

12.    Related party transactions (continued)

 

Corporate support services

Corporate support services are provided to and from other companies owned by Mike Danson, principally finance, human resources, IT and facilities management. These are recharged to companies that consume these services based on specific drivers of costs, such as proportional occupancy of buildings for facilities management, headcount for human resources services, revenue or gross profit for finance services and headcount for IT services. The recharge made from GlobalData PLC to these companies for the 6 months to 30 June 2016 was £618,700 (2015: £192,400).

 

Acquisition of GlobalData Holding Limited and disposal of B2B print business

On 6th January 2016, the Group acquired GlobalData Holdings Limited (a related party). Also in January the Group agreed  to sell some of its non-core B2B print businesses also to a related party. Further information on the acquisition can be found in note 10, with details of the disposal in note 10.

 

Loan to Progressive Trade Media Limited

As part of the disposal of the non-core B2B print businesses, the Group agreed to issue a loan to Progressive Trade Media to fund the purchase consideration. This loan is for £4.5m and repayable in 5 instalments, with the first instalment due in January 2018. Interest of 2.25% above LIBOR is charged on the loan, with £73,000 charged in the period to 30 June 2016.

 

Amounts outstanding

The Group has taken advantage of the exemptions contained within IAS 24 - Related Party Disclosures from the requirement to disclose transactions between Group companies as these have been eliminated on consolidation. The amounts outstanding for other related parties were:

 

 

Amounts due within one year:

 

30 June

2016

Unaudited

30 June

2015

Unaudited

31 December 2015

Audited

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Global Data Ltd

-

2

24

Estel Property Group Ltd

(502)

(606)

(618)

Progressive Media Venture Ltd

632

784

589

Progressive Trade Media Limited

(152)

-

-

Attentio Research Limited

8

-

-

Attentio Inc

8

-

-

 

(6)

180

(5)

 

The Group has right of set off over these amounts.

 

Non-current:

 

30 June

2016

Unaudited

30 June

2015

Unaudited

31 December 2015

Audited

 

£000s

£000s

£000s

Progressive Trade Media Limited

4,500

-

-

 

4,500

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Advisers

 

Company Secretary

Graham Lilley

 

Head Office and Registered Office

John Carpenter House

John Carpenter Street

London

EC4Y 0AN

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7936 6400

 

Nominated Adviser and Broker

Nplus1 Singer Advisory LLP

1 Bartholomew Lane

London

EC2N 2AX

 

Auditor

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Grant Thornton House

Melton Street

London

NW1 2EP

 

Registrars

Capita Registrars Limited

Northern House

Woodsome Park

Fenay Bridge

Huddersfield

West Yorkshire

HD8 0GA

 

Solicitors

Osborne Clarke

2 Temple Back East

Temple Quay

Bristol

BS1 6EG

 

Bankers

The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc

280 Bishopsgate

London

EC2M 4RB

 

Registered number

Company No. 03925319

 

 

 

 

 

 


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