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Team PLC (TEAM)

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Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Team PLC

Half-year Report

RNS Number : 7049P
Team PLC
22 June 2022
 

Interim Results

For the six months to 31 March 2022

 

TEAM plc

('the Company' or 'the Group')

Unaudited Interim Results for the six months to 31 March 2022

Delivering on Strategy and on Track to be Cash Positive

 

Highlights

 

·   TEAM plc was created to be a new wealth, asset management and complementary financial services group

·   In March 2021, TEAM completed a successful listing on AIM raising gross proceeds of £7.5 million and attracted the support of leading institutional fund managers and has since:

· In July 2021 completed the second acquisition, a treasury services business in Jersey, JCAP

·   In December 2021 exchanged contracts on a further acquisition, a financial advice business in Jersey, Omega Financial Services, for a headline consideration of £4 million (awaiting regulatory approval)

·    In May 2022, exchanged contracts for the acquisition of a second financial advice and investment consulting business, Concentric Group, for a headline consideration of £2.5 million (awaiting regulatory approval), and raised gross proceeds of £2.65 million from existing and new shareholders

·             Client AUM in the asset management business was £231 million (H1 2022) versus £281 million (FY 2021), primarily as one client with £41 million of assets transferred to their historic adviser.  Cash under advice was £1.4 billion (H1 2022)

·           Strengthened investment management team with key senior hires, together with further client-facing staff joining post the period end

·             Paid the maximum deferred consideration payment, of £737,500, for the acquisition of JCAP, as it surpassed its profit target for the year to December 2021

·         Good visibility on further significant organic and acquisition led growth opportunities, within Jersey and other locations

·   Staff numbers grown to 20, an increase from 10 at March 2021

 

 

Financial Highlights

 

·   Revenue was up 63% to £1.0 million (H1 2021 £0.6 million)

·  Loss for the year down 26% to £0.7 million (H1 2021 £0.9 million)

·   Adjusted EBITDA flat at loss of £0.4 million (H1 2021 £0.4 million)

·   Loss per share was down 53% to 8 pence (H1 2021 17 pence)

·   Adjusted loss per share down 43% to 4 pence (H1 2021 7 pence)

·   Cash balance as at 30 March 2022 £3.0 million, (H1 2021 £6.4 million)

 

Current trading and outlook

 

·   Trading in line with management expectations

·   The Company is benefiting from increasing new client opportunities, though partially offset by the challenging asset markets

·         The Company remains in line to be cash positive once the acquisitions of Omega and Concentric have gained regulatory approval and are integrated into the group.

 

Commenting on the results Mark Clubb, Executive Chairman of TEAM, said:

"TEAM plc is delivering on its growth strategy. We have had a very active start as a public company, investing in and building a talented, multi-skilled team as well as putting in place the infrastructure to support them, together with the distribution capabilities to enable first class execution. To date, we have made four exciting acquisitions which have helped lay the foundations for the future.

We therefore have the building blocks in place to provide an integrated wealth and investment business. Our attention now turns to effectively integrating the acquired businesses into TEAM plc, and delivering the improved services to clients that will generate incremental revenues and profits for shareholders.

We have good momentum and are building our presence in our home market of Jersey, and starting to be recognised as a leading player in the Jersey wealth management market, as demonstrated by our ability to attract high quality staff and to win new clients.

With the completion of the two latest acquired businesses, we expect to be cash positive as a group.  We are optimistic for the future."

 

Enquiries

TEAM plc Mark Clubb / Matthew Moore

Telephone: +44 (0) 1534 877210

Hannam & Partners (Financial Adviser to TEAM)

Giles Fitzpatrick / Richard Clarke / Ernest Bell

Telephone: +44 20 7907 8500

Canaccord Genuity Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker to TEAM)

Bobbie Hilliam / Alex Aylen

Telephone: +44 20 7523 8000

Novella Communications (Financial Public Relations)

Tim Robertson

Telephone: +44 20 3151 7008

Chairman's Statement

 

Progress

These are the second set of interim results for TEAM plc as a public company following our listing in March 2021. At that time of listing we set out our ambition to become a leading wealth and asset management business. I am therefore delighted to confirm that we have seen even more opportunity to develop and grow, and have made significant progress towards this goal.

In December 2021 we exchanged contracts for the acquisition of a Jersey based financial advisory business, Omega, which has been supplemented by the exchange of contracts to acquire a second Jersey based IFA and investment consultancy business, called Concentric Group. These two businesses, together with the organic growth achieved, and the further development of our pipeline of potential transactions demonstrate that we have delivered on our early plans and clearly signal the future potential of the Group.

We have also continued to invest in the development of TEAM Jersey, our asset management business, and the integration into the group of the treasury services business we acquired last year, JCAP. Our new proposition has found favour with the large majority of the acquired client base, though we have seen some move on where the alignment was less clear. The return of volatility to global asset markets has dampened investment returns, though as a long-term focused manager this is part of the expected cycle.

Our financial results for the period demonstrate a significant improvement in our revenues, and, while this has required investment, we expect it to pay off in the future. Our revenues rose from £610k in the previous period to £999k, while our operating loss closed at £700k (£935k). The underlying loss, excluding the costs associated with the acquisitions, increased to £646k from £467k. Group total net assets fell to £6.9 million, down from £7.7 million, and cash balances at the year- end were £3.0 million (2021: £6.4 million) with no deferred payments outstanding. Financially, we are well positioned to continue with our growth plans.

We received good support from existing and new shareholders for our most recent round of fund raising in May to acquire the Concentric Group and add to working capital. We look forward to integrating this business into the Group and we are grateful for the continued and new support from our shareholders.

We entered the second half of the financial year in a good position, with the expectation of maintaining our positive momentum and building upon progress to date. Once we have completed the two acquisitions agreed by gaining regulatory approval, we expect the business will become cash positive. I look forward to providing further updates as we continue to progress.

 

Mr J M Clubb

Executive Chair

21 June 2022

 

 

Operational and Financial Review

 

Overview

The first six months of the financial year include a full contribution from the acquired JCAP business for the first time, which was the main driver of the increase in revenues from £0.6 million to £1.0 million. The adjusted EBITDA (adjusted for IPO and acquisition costs) was flat at a loss of £382k. This is our preferred measure of profitability, as it shows the core performance of the group, and is not skewed by the impact of amortisation of intangible assets.

The adjusted loss per share reduced to 4p from 7p, and at this early stage in the Company's development we are not recommending paying a dividend for the period. The Company had over £3 million of cash at period end on the balance sheet

TEAM Jersey

October 2021 to March 2022 saw further investment in the investment management business, a revision to client fees, and further steps towards building the investment track record of the multi asset portfolios, which delivered outperformance of mid to high single digit across all four strategies (Diversified Income, Multi Asset Cautious, Balanced & Growth) versus MPI peer group (55 direct competitors).  This places TEAM ahead of MPI peer group across all key time periods (rolling 1Y, 3Y, 5Y) in each strategy. The business did however see a large, lower yielding client, transfer to historic managers who had left TEAM Jersey, and this was the main driver in the total AUM falling from £285 million to £231 million. There were positive signs, with the level of new client wins on an upwards trajectory. TEAM Jersey is starting to gain traction with the key trustee intermediaries within Jersey.

The Keox funds continued to perform well within their asset class, but were overall down from £91 million to £82 million. This decline was directly attributable to bond market declines as the interest rate environment changed to combat inflation. This was further compounded by a widening in credit spread in both Investment Grade and High Yield sectors.

We will shortly be shutting the KEOX GBP fund and transferring the assets to our new GBP Diversified Income fund (Liechtenstein UCITS). I'm confident that we can get the fund up to £20 million in fairly short order.

The TEAM International Equity Fund (Dublin UCITS) performed better than most of the peers, being up 3.4% versus MSCI All World Index for the period of plus 7.4%. The volatility and uncertainty of equities markets has presented marketing challenges in terms of new subscribers. However, I believe this may be short lived.

 

Treasury Services

JCAP made a material contribution to the financial performance of the group, and exceeded its profit target for the year to December 2021. The deferred consideration due on the acquisition was paid in full. The upwards move in interest rates is leading to greater client interest for the cash advisory services, and while still early days, extending the client base into the Jersey trust market is looking promising.

M&A

We exchanged contracts to acquire 100% of the shares of Omega Financial Services (Jersey) Limited in December 2021, which we covered in our annual report last year. We have bolstered our financial advice capabilities in Jersey by the acquisition of a second business, the Concentric Group, which we signed in May 2022. Both Omega and Concentric await approval by the Jersey regulator for the change in the shareholder.

I am pleased to report that the above transactions have been well received and heightened the market's awareness of TEAM Plc. The result is that opportunities both recruitment and corporate are presenting themselves more than ever. I believe there will be further consolidation both locally (e.g., RBC acquiring Brewin), internationally within the ex-pat centres and other IFC jurisdictions. For recruitment we are now an appealing "home" for all ranges of professionals and importantly, their clients.

Looking Forward

H2 2022 will be another period of progression for the business. In the near term we are looking forward to completing the acquisition of both Omega and Concentric and then fully integrating the two businesses into the Group. This will be relatively quick as much of the groundwork has been done and the respective teams are already working closely together and jointly planning future projects around potential opportunities.

There is a real TEAM plc ethos and personality developing, driven by the people already in the business and those who are about to join. Being a new wealth, asset management and complementary financial services group, this is modern business, and the ethos is entrepreneurial. We are not held back by any traditional approach -  instead our team is youthful and energetic and excited by the potential of being a part of fast growing, flexible company with an ambition to become a much larger business.

With Jersey as our base, we believe we are ideally placed to capture a growing number of upcoming younger investors in Jersey where there is over-concentration of private wealth. We also intend to grow our international client base including the ex-pat communities across Europe and further afield, an attractive market by demographics and wealth and one which we believe is currently significantly under-served in terms of accessing professional financial advice.

 

Mr M C Moore

CFO and COO

21 June 2022

 Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

 



6 months ended

6 months ended



31 Mar 2022

31 Mar 2021


Note

£'000

£'000

Revenues

2

999

610

Cost of sales


(230)

(41)

Operating expenses


(1,469)

(1,504)

Operating loss


(700)

(935)

 


 

 

Operating loss before exceptional items

(646)

(467)

Exceptional items

  3

(54)

(468)

Operating loss after exceptional item

(700)

(935)

 


 

 

Other income and charges


(10)

2

Loss on ordinary activities before tax


(710)

(933)

Taxation


29

12

Loss for the year/ period and total comprehensive

loss

(681)

(921)

 


 

 



 

 

Loss per share (basic and diluted)


(0.08)

(0.17)

 

 



 

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

 



6 months ended 31 Mar 2022

6 months ended 31 Mar 2021


Note

£'000

£'000

Non-current assets


 


Intangible assets


3,516

936

Property, plant & equipment


501

522

Deferred tax


118

56

Long term deposit


55

55



4,190

1,569



 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Trade, other receivables and prepayments


545

366

Cash and cash equivalents


3,013

6,404



3,558

6,770



 

 

Trade and other payables: amounts falling due within one year


(360)

(206)



 

 

Net current assets


3,198

6,564



 

 

Total assets less current liabilities


7,388

8,133



 

 

Trade and other payables: amounts falling due after one

year

(446)

  (463)



 

 

Net assets


6,942

7,670



 

 

Equity

 

 

 

Stated Capital

4

9,791

9,053

Retained loss


(2,849)

(1,383)

Total Equity


6,942

7,670

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements were approved and authorised for issue by the board of the directors on the 21 June 2022 and were signed on its behalf by:

 

 

Mr J M Clubb   Mr M C Moore

Executive Chair  CFO and COO



 

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 



Share

Share

Stated

Retained

 

 


capital

premium

capital

loss

Total

 


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 


 

 

 

 

 

At 1 October 2021


  -

  -

  9,606

  (2,168)

  7,438

New share capital 


  -

  -

  185

  -

  185

Loss for the year


  -

  -

  -

  (681)

  (681)

At 31 March 2022


  -

  -

9,791

(2,849)

6,942

 
















Share

Share

Stated

Retained

 



capital

premium

capital

loss

Total

 


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 


 

 

 

 

 

At 1 October 2020


9

1,823

  -

(462)

1,370

New share capital 


  -

163

  -

  -

163

Cost of shares issued through IPO


  -

(443)

  -

  -

(443)

Conversion of shares


(9)

(1,543)

1,552

  -

  -

Share premium received from IPO


  -

  -

7,501

  -

7,501

Loss for the period


  -

  -

  -

(921)

(921)

At 31 March 2021


  -

  -

9,053

(1,383)

7,670

 







 



 

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 



6 months ended

6 months ended



31-Mar-22

31-Mar-21

 

Note

£'000

£'000

Cash flows from operating activities

 


Loss for the year before tax


(710)

(933)

Adjustments to cash flows from non-cash items:

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation


264

85

Finance costs


10

(2)

Trade and other receivables


(18)

(63)

Trade and other payables (deferred payments)


(1,410)

(115)

Net cash outflow from operating activities

(1,864)

(1,028)



 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(9)

(8)

Net cash outflow from investing activities

(9)

(8)



 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

Lease liability paid


(35)

(34)

IPO costs capitalised


  -

(443)

Issue of share capital at no par


  -

7,501

Share premium on issue of shares


  -

163

Net cash flow from financing activities

(35)

7,187



 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

(1,908)

6,151

Cash and cash equivalents from at beginning of year/ period

4,921

  253

Cash and cash equivalents from acquired subsidiaries

  -

  -

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year/ period

3,013

6,404

 

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

Basis of preparation and accounting policies

The accounting policies and estimates adopted are consistent with those of the previous financial period as disclosed in the 2021 Report and Audited Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

The financial information in this interim report has been prepared in accordance with the disclosure requirements of the AIM Rules for Companies and the recognition and measurements of International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), as adopted by the European Union ("EU"). They have been prepared on a going concern basis with reference to the accounting policies and methods of computation and presentation set out in the Group's Consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2021.

 

The Interim Condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Group's audited financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2021, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB"), the interpretations issued by the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee ("IFRIC") and the requirements of Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.

 

The information relating to the six months ended 31 March 2022 is unaudited and does not constitute statutory financial statements. The Group's Consolidated financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2021 have been reported on by the Group's auditor. The report of the auditor was unqualified and did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis.

 

Consolidated financial statements

The consolidated financial statements incorporate the financial statements of the Company and subsidiary entities controlled by the Company made up to 31 March 2022. Control is achieved where the Company is exposed, or has rights, to variable returns from its involvement with an investee company and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the other entity; power generally arises from holding a majority of voting rights.

 

New standards and interpretations not yet adopted

There are a number of standards, amendments to standards, and interpretations which have been issued by the IASB that are effective in future accounting periods that the Group has decided not to adopt early .

 

The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the interim condensed consolidated financial statements will be consistent with those to be followed in the preparation of the Group's annual financial statements for the year ending 30 September 2022 .

 

 

 

Going concern

After making enquiries, the Directors have formed a judgement, at the time of approving the financial statements, that there is a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. For this reason the Directors continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the financial statements.

 

The Directors have considered the impact of COVID-19 on the Group and are of the view that it remains a going concern after revising forecasts for the period to September 2023 and reviewing the impact of COVID-19 on the working capital of the Group.

 

Critical accounting estimates and judgements

The Group makes certain estimates and assumptions in the preparation of financial statements. Estimates and judgements are continually evaluated based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable that best reflects the conditions and circumstances that exist at the reporting date.

 

The principal estimates and judgements that could have an effect upon the Group's financial results are the useful economic lives of property, plant and equipment, the impairment of trade receivables and intangible assets and the provision for income and deferred taxes. Further details of these estimates and judgements are set out in the related accounting policies for these items.

 


2.  Operating Segments

IFRS 8 operating segments are to be identified on the basis of internal reports about components of Group that are regularly reviewed by management  to allocate resources to the segments and to assess their performance. The Group continues to identify a single reportable segment, this is likely to change with the completion of the two most recent transaction. Within this single reportable segment, total revenue for the year from continuing operations is as follows;

 

 



6 months

6 months



31 Mar 2022

(unaudited)

31 Mar 2021

(unaudited)



£'000

£'000

Revenue


 


Fees


491

541

Commissions


260

69

Cash and risk management


208

Other revenue


40



999

610

 



 

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

3.  Exceptional items



6 months

6 months



31 Mar 2022

(unaudited)

31 Mar 2021

(unaudited)



£'000

£'000

IPO and acquisition related costs


54

468



54

468

 

Acquisition costs in the period relate to legal advice for the acquisition of Omega, and financial advice for other transactions that did not complete.

 

4.  Stated capital

 



31 Mar 2022

(unaudited)

31 Mar 2021

(unaudited)



No.

No.

Allotted, called and fully paid shares

 

 

Ordinary shares


17,559,478

16,559,334

 

 



31 Mar 2022

(unaudited)

31 Mar 2021

(unaudited)



£'000

£'000

Allotted, called and fully paid share capital

 

 

Opening balance


-

9

Ordinary share capital of £0.10 each

-

-

Transferred


-

(9)

 


-

-

 

 



31 Mar 2022

(unaudited)

31 Mar 2021

(unaudited)



£'000

£'000

Share Premium

 

 

 

Opening balance


-

1,823

Premium in year


-

163

Cost of shares issued through IPO


-

(443)

Transferred


-

(1,543)

 


-

-



 

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

4.  Stated capital (continued)



31 Mar 2022

(unaudited)

31 Mar 2021

(unaudited)



£'000

£'000

Stated capital

 

 

 

Opening balance


9,606

-

Transferred


-

1,552

Share premium received from IPO


-

7,501

New Capital subscribed


185

-

 


9,791

9,053

 

The increase in Stated capital reflects the equity component of the deferred consideration paid to the JCAP shareholders.

 

5.  Earnings per share

The Group has calculated the weighted-average number of outstanding ordinary shares for the period as follows:

 


 

Number of shares

Time weighting

Weighted average number of shares

Weighted Average Number of Shares 2022

 


 

Balance brought forward


17,299,795

 6/12

8,649,898

28 February - 31 March 2022


259,683

 1/12

21,640

 


17,559,478

6 months

8,671,538







 


 

Number of shares

Time weighting

Weighted average number of shares

Weighted Average Number of Shares 2021

 


 

Balance brought forward


93,000

6/6

93,000

19 October 2020 - Shares issued


3,600

 5/6

3,000

6 January 2021 - Shares issued


900

 3/6

450

6 January 2021 - Bonus issue


7,897,500

3/6

3,948,750

6 January 2021 - Shares issued


41,000

 3/6

20,550

8 March 2021 - IPO


8,523,334

1/6

1,420,556

 


16,559,334

6  months

5,486,256







 

 

 

 

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

5.  Earnings per share (continued)

 

Loss per share



31 Mar 2022

31 Mar 2021

 


 


Loss per share


 


Loss for the financial period and total comprehensive loss (£'000)

(681)

(921)

Weighted average number of shares

8,671,538

5,486,256

 Pence per share


(0.08)

(0.17)

 

The Parent Company does not have any contingent issuable shares as at year end, hence diluted loss per share is the same as the basic loss per share

 

Adjusted Loss per share

 


6 months

6 months


31 Mar 2022

(unaudited)

31 Mar 2021

(unaudited)


£'000

£'000

Loss after tax

(681)

(921)

 

 

 

Interest

10

(2)

Tax

(29)

(12)

Depreciation

35

32

Amortisation of intangible assets

229

53

EBITDA

(436)

(850)

 

 

 

IPO related expenses

-

443

Acquisition related expenses

54

25

Adjusted EBITDA

(382)

(382)

 

 



31 Mar 2022

(unaudited)

31 Mar 2021

(unaudited)

 


 


Adjusted loss per share


 


Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)


(382)

(382)

Weighted average number of shares

8,671,538

5,486,256

 Pence per share


(0.04)

(0.07)

 

 

 

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

 

6.  Dividends

No interim dividend has been paid or proposed in respect of the current financial period (2021: nil).

 

7.  Events after the statement of financial position date

On 12 May 2022, TEAM exchanged contracts with the shareholders of Concentric Group Limited to acquire 100% of the issued and to be issued share capital of the business for up to £2.5 million. Completion is conditional on the approval of the change in controller by the local regulator, the Jersey Financial Services Commission. Approval for the change in controller for Omega Financial Services Limited is also awaited.

 

On the same date it completed a share subscription with existing and new shareholders, at a price of 60 pence per share (a 5.5% discount to the closing mid-market price), for 4,416,667 share, which raised gross proceeds of £2.65 million, which net of costs were £2.53 million. This is to be used to fund the cash consideration for Concentric, and support working capital for the TEAM plc group. 

Company number

129405

 

Brokers and nominated adviser

Canaccord Genuity Limited

88 Wood Street London

EC2V 7QR

United Kingdom

 

Financial adviser

Hannam & Partners

2 Park Street

London

W1K 2HX

 

Bankers

Butterfield Bank (Jersey) Ltd

St Paul's Gate

New Street

St Helier

Jersey J

E4 5PU

 

Registered office

6 Caledonia Place

St Helier

Jersey

JE2 3NG

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