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Thursday 30 August, 2018

Tlou Energy Ltd

Final Results

RNS Number : 2037Z
Tlou Energy Ltd
30 August 2018
 

30 August 2018

 

Tlou Energy Limited

 

("Tlou" or "the Company")

 

Final Results

 

 

 

Tlou Energy Limited, the AIM, ASX and BSE listed company focused on delivering power in Botswana and Southern Africa through the development of coal bed methane ("CBM") projects, is pleased to announce its results for the year ended 30 June 2018.  The Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements are available on the Company's website http://tlouenergy.com/reports.

 

Highlights

·     Significant upgrade of Independently Certified Gas Reserves across the Lesedi and Mamba areas

·     Seismic survey and core-hole operations successfully completed

·     Company listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange

·     Mining Licence granted over approximately 900Km2

 

Tlou Managing Director Tony Gilby said, "This has been a very productive year for the Company, with key targets achieved that have further de-risked the project, including a significant increase in certified gas reserves.  We look forward to building on our success to date to deliver a project that can bring vital energy security and employment to Botswana and has the potential to provide an excellent return for our supportive shareholders."

 

For further information regarding this announcement please contact:

 

Tlou Energy Limited

+61 7 3012 9793

Tony Gilby, Managing Director

 

Solomon Rowland, General Manager

 

 

 

Grant Thornton (Nominated Adviser)

+44 (0)20 7383 5100

Samantha Harrison, Colin Aaronson, Harrison Clarke

 

 

 

Shore Capital (Broker)

+44 (0) 207 408 4090

Jerry Keen, Toby Gibbs, Mark Percy

 

 

 

FlowComms Limited (Investor Relations)

+44 (0) 7891 677 441

Sasha Sethi

 

Chairman's letter

 

Dear Shareholders,

 

We have made excellent progress towards establishing ourselves as a key power player in Botswana, culminating in being awarded our Mining Licence in August 2017 over a licence area of approximately 900Km2.  This was a key target as we work towards our goal of reducing the regional power deficit in Southern Africa through the development of our gas-to-power project via Coal Bed Methane ('CBM').

 

We are privileged to have the support of the forward-thinking Government of Botswana, which announced in 2016 that CBM, a relatively clean source of energy and more competitively priced than solar and diesel, is to be included as part of the country's forward plan to combat power deficiency.  In September 2017, the Company submitted a proposal for up to 100MW of CBM power in response to the Request for Proposal ('RFP') issued by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security in January 2017. Despite the submission being extensive, the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security did not approve the submission on the basis that it did not satisfy some requirements.  The Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security has since reissued an amended RFP for up to 100MW.  The Company has met with Government officials to discuss the requirements of the reissued RFP and is confident that Tlou's resubmission due in September 2018 will be comprehensive. As 100% owners of the most advanced CBM project in Botswana we believe we are in an excellent position to deliver the project outlined in our response to the RFP.

 

During the last 12 months, Tlou has completed a work program including a 2D seismic survey and core drilling.  The seismic survey acquired data over approximately 250km of the Company's Lesedi and Mamba project areas providing excellent quality data that has been integrated with the existing resource models.  To further verify the seismic data, Tlou completed a 3-core hole drilling program in January 2018, including the first core hole drilled in the Mamba project area.  The work program has provided important data that will be used to optimise future development activities and resulted in an increase in gas reserves.

 

Further field development is being planned for later in 2018 and into 2019.  The Company has purchased a core drilling rig to undertake an expanded core drilling program to further expand gas reserves. The purchase of the core rig will reduce the cost of future core drilling programs and provide increased control over the operations. The Company is also planning to drill new pilot production wells close to the proposed central processing facility.

 

Tlou's Lesedi project has Botswana's first independently-certified CBM reserves. The results of the recent work program have significantly increased the gas reserves, upgrading 2P (Proved and Probable) gas reserves by 944% to 40.8 billion cubic feet ('BCF') and 3P (Proved, Probable and Possible) gas reserves by 63% to 426.6 BCF.  We believe there is significant further upside to these figures which will come to fruition through further de-risking of both the Lesedi and Mamba project areas.

 

During the year, we were delighted to complete a listing on the Botswana Stock Exchange as part of the Company's strategy to access local investors focused upon the development of Botswana based projects.  As part of this listing we secured African Alliance Botswana Limited, a leading asset manager in Botswana, as a cornerstone investor raising P33 million (approximately £2.4 million or A$4.1 million).  We were also delighted to complete an equity entitlement offer and placings to raise ~A$8 million which was well supported by new investors and existing shareholders.  This cash will enable us to undertake additional field development work.

 

This has been a highly active year for Tlou.  With the Lesedi Mining Licence now in hand which is an important prerequisite to developing the first commercial gas-to-power project in the Botswana, we have a range of milestones ahead that are set to be pivotal in shaping our future and we believe we are very well placed to achieve our objectives.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tlou Board, Management Team, Advisers and most importantly our shareholders for their continued support during this exciting time for Tlou.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Martin McIver

Chairman

 

 

 

Managing Director's Report

 

Dear Shareholders,

 

The Company made significant advancements over the previous twelve months however, this was unfortunately not reflected in the share price at year end. Nonetheless, we are now in a much stronger position to advance our gas-to-power project in Botswana in the near term.

 

Notable achievements over the previous period include producing the first on-site electrical power from Tlou's gas, being awarded the first Mining Licence for CBM gas in the country, having a Botswana entity as our largest shareholder, for the first time acquiring excellent quality seismic data to form the basis of future technical evaluation and the drilling of a number of wells including the first core-hole in our Mamba project area. A significant increase in independently certified gas reserves was also achieved on the back of the technical work undertaken during the year with the Company flowing gas from the Selemo pilot production pod for over 2 years.

 

We unfortunately fell short on delivering a successful outcome for a gas-to-power tender which effectively negated our share price momentum. A positive to come out of the tender process was a much more detailed understanding of what we need to do to connect our project to the electricity grid and the economic parameters of doing so.

 

As a result of the achievements of the previous twelve months, we are in a good position to make further significant advancements in the year ahead. Our cash position is strong, and we are therefore financially well placed to proceed with a series of value adding field operations, the most significant of which will be drilling a number of gas production well pods scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2018. These pods have been positioned in the best technical location and orientation to potentially result in enhanced gas flows compared to what has already been achieved. The results of the recent seismic data coupled with an extensive geological review of our area by our independent geological consultants has determined the optimum positioning for the upcoming drilling campaign.

 

Furthermore, we purchased our own coring rig and associated testing equipment so that future core-hole drilling campaigns are much more flexible and cost effective for us as we continue to evaluate our 100% owned circa 8,300Km2 of acreage over 10 individual permits.

 

In terms of gaining access to the power grid to ultimately monetise our gas via electricity, we have continued to run parallel processes of going down the path of the re-issued gas to power tender (recognising its challenges) as well as going it alone by gaining all of the necessary approvals to independently connect to the grid in any event. The Company notes that the Southern African Power Pool region continues to suffer from inadequate investment in the electrical power infrastructure and sooner rather than later will again experience significant electrical energy shortages. The Tlou project offers cost effective and relatively clean energy for Botswana coupled with providing energy security and much needed jobs with successful implementation.

 

We look forward to the next phase of growth and barring encountering any currently unforeseen circumstances, we are set for a promising year ahead.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Anthony (Tony) Gilby

Managing Director

 

Directors' report

 

The Directors present their report, together with the financial statements, on the consolidated entity (referred to hereafter as the 'consolidated entity') consisting of Tlou Energy Limited (referred to hereafter as the 'Company' or 'parent entity') and the entities it controlled at 30 June 2018.

 

General Information

 

Directors

The following persons were directors of Tlou Energy Limited during the whole of the financial year and up to the date of this report, unless otherwise stated:

Martin McIver

Non-Executive Chairman

Anthony Gilby

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Gabaake Gabaake

Executive Director

Colm Cloonan

Finance Director

Hugh Swire

Non-Executive Director

Linah Mohohlo

Non-Executive Director; appointed 12 July 2017

 

Dividends

There were no Dividends recommended or paid during the financial year.

 

Principal activities

The principal activity of the consolidated entity is the exploration and evaluation of assets in Botswana to identify and develop Coalbed Methane (CBM) natural gas resources suitable for gas-to-power generation. No revenue from this activity has been earned to date, as the consolidated entity is still in the exploration and evaluation stage.

 

Significant changes in the state of affairs

During the year ended 30 June 2018, there were no other significant changes to the state of affairs of the consolidated entity other than those disclosed in the financial report and notes thereof.

 

Review and results of operations

The loss for the year after income tax amounted to $2,810,730 (30 June 2017: $3,165,323). The loss for the year is in line with expectations.

 

Mining Licence

In August 2017, Tlou was granted its Mining Licence by Botswana's Department of Mines in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security ('the Ministry').  This milestone achievement gives the Company security of tenure over the Lesedi project area and progresses Tlou's activities from CBM exploration and appraisal to development.

 

In Botswana, holders of Prospecting Licences ('PL') are issued Mining Licences once exploration on a relevant PL has been concluded and the holder of the PL is ready to commence commercial production.  Mining licences are assessed in accordance with the prescribed statutory requirements of the Botswana Mines and Minerals Act.  Two major components of a Mining Licence application are an approved Environmental Impact Statement (granted for the Lesedi Project in September 2016) and a feasibility study for the relevant project. 

 

The licence grants the holder the right to produce CBM natural gas in the approved Mining Licence area for a term of 25 years commencing on 21 August 2017 and ending on 20 August 2042. The Mining Licence was granted in full across the area applied for, which was previously known as Prospecting Licence PL002/2004, an area covering approximately 900Km2.  Project development can commence at any time with no minimum expenditure commitments stipulated;

 

Royalties are payable to the Government of Botswana in accordance with Section 66 of the Mines and Minerals Act.  Royalties are currently payable at a rate of 3% of gross market value.  Gross market value is defined as the sale value receivable at the mine gate in an arm's length transaction without discounts, commissions or deductions for the mineral or mineral product on disposal.

 

Seismic Survey

A seismic survey acquired data over approximately 250Km of the Company's Lesedi and Mamba projects including over part of the Mining Licence area in late 2017. The survey was conducted by Velseis Pty Ltd, an experienced Australian seismic acquisition and processing company that provides a fully integrated range of seismic services.

 

The Company identified potential gas reservoir compartments outside areas that had already been mapped in Tlou's gas reserve areas.  These compartments had relatively sparse geological control other than Tlou's existing aeromagnetic data so new seismic data could demonstrate that continuity of gassy coal exists, and lead to expanded gas reserves and/or contingent resources.

 

The seismic data acquired is of excellent quality and provides a more accurate picture of the subsurface target coal horizon.  SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd ('SRK'), Tlou's geological consultants and independent reserve certifiers, carried out the seismic interpretation with data integrated with existing well and aeromagnetic data sets.

 

Core-hole operations

The Company conducted a core-hole drilling program following the seismic survey.  In consultation with SRK, the Company identified a series of locations using the seismic data, for further evaluation by drilling of new core-holes.  Two new core-holes were completed in the Lesedi project area and one in the Mamba project. 

 

Following coring, desorption samples were taken and placed into desorption baths in the field with readings being taken and sent to Weatherford laboratories in Brisbane.  Thereafter, the physical samples were sent to Weatherford for further analysis.  Results of the desorption testing were taken into account by SRK for expansion of the Company's gas reserves and contingent resources.

 

Increase in Independently Certified Gas Reserves

The Company achieved a significant upgrade in Gas Reserves across the Lesedi and Mamba projects, following the seismic survey and core-hole drilling campaign. 2P (Proved and Probable) Gas Reserves increased 944% to 40.8 billion cubic feet ('BCF') and 3P (Proved, Probable and Possible) Gas Reserves increased by 63% to 426.6 BCF.  Further details are available in the 2018 Reserves statement later in this report.

 

The Lesedi and Mamba projects potentially represent an extremely valuable resource for Tlou's shareholders.  This Reserves upgrade provides continued confidence for the Company to invest in additional appraisal activities aimed at further increasing certified Gas Reserves.  Adding Reserves, and planning for grid connection, reinforces the Company's objective to become the first company to sell power generated by CBM gas in Botswana.

 

Government of Botswana CBM tender

Early in 2017, the Company received a detailed Request for Proposal ('RFP') for the development of up to 100MW of CBM fuelled pilot power plants in Botswana. This was issued by the Ministry of Mineral Resources Green Technology and Energy Security ('the Ministry') in Botswana.  Tlou Energy submitted a response to the RFP in September 2017.  Subsequently the RFP was cancelled and reissued in July 2018 with a closing date for submission of 12 September 2018. 

 

The RFP assists in the development of a CBM gas industry in the country and can create a new market for Tlou's independently-certified gas reserves and contingent resources.  The RFP submission will be assessed based on conditions including eligibility, technical and funding criteria.  Tlou's submission will outline a staged development commencing with up to 10MW of generation as well as project feasibility, proposed field development, installation of power generation facilities and supply of power into the grid in Botswana.  Following successful implementation of the initial project, the Company will look at expansion.  While the Company will submit a very comprehensive bid, the RFP is a very detailed and regulated process so there is no guarantee of success.  The Company will continue to push other objectives including negotiating directly with potential off-takers and becoming a member of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

 

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

In 2016 Tlou Energy received environmental approval for the development of a CBM wellfield, the central processing unit (which is to house the gas and water processing and power generators) and the development of a new base camp to accommodate staff for field drilling, infrastructure construction, and on-going operation and maintenance.

 

This year the Company commenced work on an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for proposed transmission lines and power generation facilities to tie the wellfield to the regional power grid.  This ESIA will cover 1-20 MW of CBM power generation, 1-20 MW photovoltaic (PV) solar array and a 66 kV transmission line.  A separate EIA process would be conducted later for larger projects up to and above 100MW.  The Company is planning to build the necessary infrastructure to connect to the existing electricity grid and sell power into the Botswana market under either a power purchase agreement or on an "as required" basis.  Power could also be sold to neighbouring countries by 'wheeling' electricity through the existing SAPP transmission network.

 

Botswana Stock Exchange listing and capital raisings

The Company listed on the main board of the Botswana Stock Exchange ('BSE') on 13 December 2017 and issued capital via a share subscription to new Botswana based investment funds managed by African Alliance Botswana Limited ('African Alliance'), a leading asset manager in Botswana.

 

Listing on the BSE has a number of advantages for the Company.  One of the key advantages is that, as a BSE listed entity, the Company has access to the significant investment funds which are available for development of Botswana based projects.  This could prove to be valuable to the Company as it progresses discussions on financing options for its planned CBM gas-to-power project.

 

The Company also successfully raised approximately A$8m in June and July 2018 through placements and an entitlement offer to existing shareholders.  Directors of the Company also participated in the entitlement offer.  The net proceeds of these capital raisings will be mainly applied towards the drilling operations, regulatory approvals and working capital.

 

Matters subsequent to the end of the financial year

There has not been any matter or circumstance, other than that referred to in this report and disclosed in the financial statements or notes thereto, that has arisen since the end of the period, that has significantly affected, or may significantly affect, the operations of the consolidated entity, the results of these operations, or the state of affairs of the consolidated entity in future financial years.

 

Likely developments and expected results of operations

Pilot production wells are planned to be drilled in the Lesedi project area, commencing in September 2018.  The wells will be drilled in areas identified as being potentially highly suited for initial project development, where quality seismic and core-hole data exists.  In addition, Tlou's reserve certifiers have indicated that drilling of production pods in a different orientation to existing wells has the potential to enhance gas production rates.  A key objective of the program is to achieve enhanced gas flow rates in the area proposed for initial project development.  In addition, and if successful, the work program could further de-risk the project and add to the Company's independently certified gas reserves at the Lesedi CBM project.  The results of these operations are vitally important to assess the viability of the Lesedi CBM project.  There is no indication as to the success or otherwise of this drilling campaign.

 

A successful result from the RFP process would provide an ideal path to market for Tlou's gas.  The Company will submit a very comprehensive bid; however, the process is highly regulated so there is no guarantee of success.  While the RFP is important it is not the only option for the Company, hence Tlou will continue to investigate other objectives including negotiating directly with potential off-takers and becoming a member of the SAPP.

 

No guarantee can be given in relation to the expected results for the consolidated entity. However, the electricity market in Southern Africa continues to suffer from chronic shortage of supply, so development of gas and gas fired power in the region remains a very attractive commercial option.

 

Environmental regulation

The Directors are satisfied that adequate systems are in place for the management of its environmental responsibilities and compliance with its various licence requirements and regulations.  The Directors are not aware of any breaches of these requirements and to the best of their knowledge, all activities have been undertaken in compliance with environmental regulations.

 

 

Information on Directors

 

Martin McIver    MBA

Special Responsibilities                                 Non-Executive Chairman

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Risk Committee

Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                         812,102 Ordinary Shares

250,000 Performance Rights

 

Experience

Martin holds an MBA (International) from the American Graduate School of International Management, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Valuations (FINSIA/Kaplan) and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the Queensland University of Technology.

 

Martin has over 15 years' experience as General Manager for mining services companies including bulk and dangerous goods logistics, and drilling services.  Martin was the Executive General Manager of the Mitchell Group, a vertically integrated coal and coal seam gas company with investments and operations across Australia, Asia and Africa. Prior to joining the Mitchell Group, Martin was a Director in Mergers and Acquisitions with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

Martin was appointed Non-Executive Director in September 2010 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Workpac group. During the past three years, Martin has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

 

Anthony Gilby   B.Sc. (First Class Honours)

Special Responsibilities                                 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                        21,701,789 Ordinary Shares

250,000 Performance Rights

 

Experience                                                      

Tony was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in March 2012 and has over 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. He is a founding director of Tlou Energy Limited.

 

Tony was awarded a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Geology from the University of Adelaide in 1984, and also won the University Medal in Geology (Tate Memorial Medal). Tony began his career working as a well-site geologist for Delhi Petroleum in the Cooper Basin. He subsequently joined ESSO Australia. His roles with ESSO included exploration geology, geophysics, petrophysics and a period of time working in the Exxon Production Research Centre in Houston studying the seismic application of sequence stratigraphy.

 

On his return to Australia, he continued to work with ESSO in a New Ventures capacity working on a variety of projects prior to relocating to Brisbane where he worked for MIM Petroleum and the Louisiana Land and Exploration Company (LL&E). In 1996, he left LL&E to take on a consulting role as well as the acquisition of prospective Queensland acreage in a private capacity. This work culminated with the founding of Sunshine Gas Limited where he remained Managing Director until its sale in late 2008. He is a former Non-Executive director of ASX listed Comet Ridge Limited.

 

 

Gabaake Gabaake            M.Sc.

Special Responsibilities                                 Executive Director

Member of the Risk Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                        330,857 Ordinary Shares

250,000 Performance Rights

 

Experience

Gabaake graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Botswana in 1986 followed by a Masters degree in groundwater hydrology from the University College of London in 1989.

 

Gabaake is a Botswana citizen based in Gaborone. He is a former Botswana Government senior public servant having worked as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources. Prior to that, he served at the Ministry of Local Government. 

 

Gabaake has served on various private company boards including De Beers Group, Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Limited and Diamond Trading Company Botswana. During the past three years, Gabaake has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

Colm Cloonan  FCCA                                   

Special Responsibilities                                 Finance Director

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                        1,081,112 Ordinary Shares

250,000 Performance Rights

 

Experience

Colm Cloonan is the Company's Finance Director. Colm is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) with 20 years' experience in various finance roles.

 

Colm joined Tlou in 2009 at the very early stages of the Company's activities and has been with the Company through all phases of its operations and development to date. Colm has worked in Europe and Australia in a range of finance roles including audit and business services, as well as providing financial and management accounting services to clients in various industries including power generation in Australia.

 

Colm studied accountancy at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland. During the past three years, Colm has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

Hugh Swire      BA (Hons)                                          

Special Responsibilities                                  Non-Executive Director

Chair of the Risk Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                        4,560,092 Ordinary Shares

 

Experience

Hugh started his career working with Mahon China, an established investment management and advisory partnership based in Beijing. Active in China since 1985, Mahon China have over 3 decades of experience advising foreign companies with investments and corporate activities in China. Hugh has remained a Partner of the firm and now supports UK / EU companies from London looking to expand and find partners in China or increasingly support Chinese companies looking to make investments internationally.

 

After leaving Mahon China, Hugh spent a decade working for Investment funds and International banks in Hong Kong and Tokyo where he worked for Nomura as well as in London for JP Morgan where he was Vice President.

 

Since 2010, Hugh has been focused on supporting fast growing UK companies in the low carbon and technology sectors by investing growth capital in Water Powered Technologies Ltd, a leading innovator in zero energy water management systems as well as MWF Ltd, one of the largest suppliers of renewable heat in the UK, which has since been sold to Aggregated Micro Power Holdings plc. Hugh also helped found a leading technology education company Black Country Atelier Ltd, which provides specialist training courses to students globally in 3D printing (CAM) digital electronics and CAD.

 

Hugh still travels to China regularly after studying Chinese at Oxford University graduating with a BA Hons.  During the past three years, Hugh has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

Linah Mohohlo             MA Finance & Investments, BA Economics                 

Special Responsibilities                                  Non-Executive Director; appointed 12 July 2017

Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                         Nil

 

Experience

Ms Linah Kelebogile Mohohlo, is the former Governor of the Bank of Botswana, a position she held from 1999 to 2016.  Ms Mohohlo joined the Bank of Botswana in 1976, and served in several capacities including Board Secretary, Deputy Director of Research, Director of the Financial Markets and Deputy Governor, before being appointed Governor.

 

Ms Mohohlo was a member of the Commission for Africa and the Africa Progress Panel, a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa.  Along with her contacts and expertise in the banking and finance sectors, Ms Mohohlo brings to Tlou Energy significant experience from the mining industry in Botswana having been a board member of both Debswana Diamond Company and Diamond Trading Company Botswana.

 

Ms Mohohlo holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from The George Washington University (Washington DC), a Masters Degree in Finance and Investments from the University of Exeter (UK) and a Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies from the University of Botswana.

 

During the past three years, Ms Mohohlo has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

Remuneration Report - audited

This report outlines the remuneration arrangements in place for the key management personnel of the consolidated entity.

 

Remuneration policy

Ensuring that the level of Director and Executive remuneration is sufficient and reasonable is dealt with by the full Board. The Remuneration Policy of Tlou Energy Limited has been designed to align the objectives of key management personnel with shareholder and business objectives.  The Board of Tlou Energy Limited believes the remuneration policy to be appropriate and effective in its ability to attract and retain the best key management personnel to run and manage the consolidated entity, as well as create shared goals between key management personnel and shareholders.

 

The Board's policy for determining the nature and amount of remuneration for the executive Directors and senior executives of the consolidated entity is as follows:

 

·      The remuneration policy is developed by the Board after seeking, if appropriate, professional advice from independent external consultants.

 

·      Executives employed by the consolidated entity receive a base salary (which is based on factors such as length of service and experience), inclusive of superannuation, fringe benefits, options and performance incentives where appropriate. Performance incentives are generally only paid once predetermined key performance indicators have been met.

 

·      Executives engaged through professional service entities are paid fees based on an agreed market based hourly rate for the services provided and may also be entitled to options and performance based incentives.  Performance incentives are generally only paid once predetermined key performance indicators have been met.

 

·      Incentives paid in the form of options or performance rights are intended to align the interests of management, the Directors and Company with those of the shareholders.  In this regard, executives are prohibited from limiting risk attached to those instruments by use of derivatives or other means.

 

The Board reviews executive remuneration arrangements annually by reference to the consolidated entity's performance, executive performance and comparable information from industry sectors.

Key management personnel including Non-executive Directors and employed executives receive the superannuation guarantee contribution required by the Commonwealth Government, which is currently 9.5% and do not receive any other retirement benefits. Individuals, however, can chose to sacrifice part of their salary to increase payments towards superannuation.

 

Non-Executive Director Remuneration

The Board's policy is to remunerate Non-Executive Directors for time, commitment and responsibilities. The Board determines payments to the Non-Executive Directors and reviews their remuneration annually, based on market practice, duties and accountability. Independent external advice is sought when required.

 

The maximum aggregate amount of fees that can be paid to Non-Executive Directors is $500,000 per year. This was approved by shareholders at a general meeting held on 10 July 2012.

 

Fees for Non-Executive Directors are not linked to the performance of the consolidated entity, however, to align Directors interests with shareholder interests, where possible the Directors are encouraged to hold shares in the Company.  There is no minimum holding prescribed in the Constitution.

 

Performance conditions linked to remuneration

The Board provides advice on remuneration and incentive policies and practices and specific recommendations on remuneration packages and other terms of employment for executive Directors, other senior executives and Non-Executive Directors. The aim is to ensure that reward for performance is competitive and appropriate for the results delivered.

 

Remuneration and the terms and conditions of employment for executive Directors and Company executives are reviewed annually having regard to performance and relative comparative information and are approved by the Board following independent professional advice, as required.  In this respect, consideration is given to normal commercial rates of remuneration for similar levels of responsibility.

 

 

Key management personnel during the financial year ended 30 June 2018

Directors

Martin McIver                                          Non-Executive Chairman

Anthony Gilby                                          Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Gabaake Gabaake                                     Executive Director

Colm Cloonan                                          Finance Director

Hugh Swire                                              Non-Executive Director

Linah Mohohlo                                         Non-Executive Director; appointed 12 July 2017

 

Executives

Solomon Rowland                                   Company Secretary

There were no other key management personnel of the consolidated entity during the financial year ended 30 June 2018.

 

Details of remuneration

Details of remuneration of each of the Directors and executives of the consolidated entity during the financial year are set out in the following table:

 

Benefits and Payments for the year ended 30 June 2018

 

 

Short-term

benefits

Post

Employment

benefits

Long

term

benefits

Share

based

payments

 

Salary & Fees

Cash Bonus

Superannuation

Leave Benefits

Total Cash Remuneration

Performance Rights

Performance Rights as a % of Total Remuneration

Total

Directors

$

$

$

$

$

$

 

$

M McIver

48,000

-  

4,560

-  

52,560

21,937

29%

74,497

A Gilby

331,915

-  

14,365

18,083

364,363

21,937

6%

386,300

G Gabaake

134,668

-  

12,243

10,359

157,270

21,937

12%

179,207

C Cloonan

200,000

-  

19,000

8,974

227,974

21,937

9%

249,911

H Swire

24,000

-  

-  

-  

24,000

-  

-

24,000

L Mohohlo*

23,812

-  

1,082

-  

24,894

-  

-

24,894

Total Directors

762,395

-  

51,250

37,416

851,061

87,748

 

938,809

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Rowland

182,649

-  

17,352

8,196

208,197

21,937

10%

230,134

Total Executives

182,649

-  

17,352

8,196

208,197

21,937

 

230,134

Total

945,044

-  

68,602

45,612

1,059,258

109,685

 

1,168,943

* Appointed 12 July 2017

 

During the 2018 year, no proportion of the remuneration of any key management personnel was performance based.  No key management personnel received cash bonuses, performance related bonuses, termination benefits or non-cash benefits during the year.

 

See the table on the following page for schedule of performance rights exercised during the year.

 

Benefits and Payments for the year ended 30 June 2017

 

 

Short-term

benefits

Post

Employment

benefits

Long

term

benefits

Share

based

payments

 

 

Salary & Fees

Cash Bonus

Superannuation

Leave Benefits

Total Cash Remuneration

Performance Rights**

Performance Rights as a % of Total Remuneration

Total

Directors

$

$

$

$

$

$

 

$

M McIver

33,000

-  

3,135

-  

36,135

46,538

56%

82,673

A Gilby

139,418

-  

6,499

5,016

150,933

46,538

24%

197,471

G Gabaake

136,269

-  

12,388

11,356

160,013

46,538

23%

206,551

C Cloonan

200,326

-  

19,031

3,846

223,203

46,538

17%

269,741

H Swire*

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-

-  

Total Directors

509,013

-  

41,053

20,218

570,284

186,152

 

756,436

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Rowland

144,662

-  

13,743

3,512

161,917

46,538

22%

208,455

Total Executives

144,662

-  

13,743

3,512

161,917

46,538

 

208,455

Total

653,675

-  

54,796

23,730

732,201

232,690

 

964,891

* Appointed 22 June 2017

** In the 30 June 2017 financial statements, the amount shown in the table above related to Performance Rights showed the full value of the rights issued rather than the expense related to the 2017 financial year. This column has been updated to show the expense related to the 2017 financial year. The remaining amount reflecting the expense for the 2018 year is shown in the 2018 table.

 

During the 2017 year, performance rights were issued to key management personnel as outlined in the table below.  No key management personnel received other performance related bonuses, cash bonuses, termination benefits or non-cash benefits during the year.

 

Performance Rights issued during 2017 were linked to the share price performance of the Company, ensuring alignment with the interests of the Company's shareholders. The Performance Rights issued to key management personnel were split into two equal Tranches of 250,000 shares in each tranche. For the Performance Rights to vest and, therefore, become exercisable by a participant, certain performance conditions are required to be met as set out below. On vesting, holders of Performance Rights will be entitled to acquire Tlou Energy Limited ordinary shares at nil cost.

 

During 2018, all directors exercised tranche 1 of the performance rights.

30 June 2018

 

Issue Date

Opening Balance

Value

Exercised

Lapsed

Balance at Year End

Unvested

M McIver

Tranche 1

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,475

250,000

-  

-  

-  

 

Tranche 2

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Gilby

Tranche 1

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,475

250,000

-  

-  

-  

 

Tranche 2

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G Gabaake

Tranche 1

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,475

250,000

-  

-  

-  

 

Tranche 2

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Cloonan

Tranche 1

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,475

250,000

-  

-  

-  

 

Tranche 2

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Rowland

Tranche 1

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,475

250,000

-  

-  

-  

 

Tranche 2

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

-  

Total

 

 

2,500,000

342,375

1,250,000

-  

1,250,000

-  

 

 

Tranche

Performance Condition

Tranche 1

The closing price of Shares being 50% or more above the price at the date of shareholder approval for a period of 10 consecutive trading days.

Tranche 2

The closing price of Shares being 100% or more above the price at the date of shareholder approval for a period of 10 consecutive trading days.

Notes:

·      The date of shareholder approval was 10 November 2016

·      The share price on 10 November 2016 was AUD $0.14

·      For Tranche 1 to vest the share price needs to be AUD $0.21 per share or greater for a period of 10 consecutive trading days

·      For Tranche 2 to vest the share price needs to be AUD $0.28 or greater for a period of 10 consecutive trading days

 

Service agreements

The following outlines the remuneration and other terms of employment for the following personnel which are formalised in employment contracts for services.

 

Anthony Gilby                                 Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Term of Agreement:                        Mr Gilby's services are provided in a personal capacity. The agreement has no fixed term. Based on the agreed rate the estimated contracted annual cost to the Company is approximately $578,000. Mr Gilby has agreed to waive 25% of his current contracted rate, so the current estimated cost is approximately $433,000.

Termination Benefit:                        No termination benefit is payable if terminated for cause.

Termination Notice:                        The Company may give Mr Gilby three months' notice or pay 1.5 times his contracted salary in lieu of notice to terminate the Agreement.

 

Solomon Rowland                            Company Secretary

Term of Agreement:                         Mr Rowland's services are provided in a personal capacity. The agreement has no fixed term.

Base Fee:                                          Based on the contracted rate the estimated annual cost to the Company is approximately $200,000.

Termination Benefit:                        No termination benefit is payable if terminated for cause.

Termination Notice:                         The Company may give the Company Secretary two months' notice of its intention to terminate the Agreement.

 

Gabaake Gabaake                             Executive Director

Term of Agreement:                         Mr Gabaake's services are provided in a personal capacity. The agreement has no fixed term.

Base Fee:                                          Based on the contracted rate the estimated annual cost to the consolidated entity is approximately $143,000.

Termination Benefit:                        No termination benefit is payable if terminated for cause.

Termination Notice:                         The Company may give the Executive Director two months' notice of its intention to terminate the Agreement.

 

Colm Cloonan                                  Finance Director

Term of Agreement:                        Mr Cloonan's services are provided in a personal capacity. The agreement has no fixed term.

Base Fee:                                         Based on the contracted rate the estimated annual cost to the Company is approximately $240,000.

Termination Benefit:                       No termination benefit is payable if terminated for cause.

Termination Notice:                        The Company may give the Finance Director two months' notice of its intention to terminate the Agreement.

 

Key management personnel shareholdings

The number of ordinary shares in Tlou Energy Limited held by each key management person of the consolidated entity during the financial year is as follows:

 

30 June 2018

Balance at beginning of year

Granted as remuneration during the year

Additions

Disposals

Balance at date of resignation / appointment

Balance at end of year

M McIver

446,088

-  

250,000

-  

-  

696,088

A Gilby

17,946,487

-  

250,000

-  

-  

18,196,487

G Gabaake

80,857

-  

250,000

-  

-  

330,857

C Cloonan

419,525

-  

250,000

-  

-  

669,525

H Swire

3,064,366

-  

-  

-  

-  

3,064,366

L Mohohlo

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

S Rowland

-  

-  

250,000

-  

-  

250,000

 

21,957,323

-  

1,250,000

-  

-  

23,207,323

 

 

Performance rights

The number of performance rights held by each key management person of the consolidated entity during the financial year is as follows:

 

30 June 2018

Balance at beginning of year

Granted as remuneration

Exercised during the year

Expired during the year

Balance at end of year

Vested

Unvested

M McIver

500,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

A Gilby

500,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

G Gabaake

500,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

C Cloonan

500,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

H Swire

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

L Mohohlo

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

S Rowland

500,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

-  

250,000

Total

2,500,000

-  

1,250,000

-  

1,250,000

-  

1,250,000

 

Shares issued on exercise of performance rights

Other than as shown in the table above, no other shares were issued on exercise of performance rights up to the date of this report.

 

Relationship between remuneration and Company performance

The factors that are considered to affect shareholder return during the last five years is summarised below:

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Share price at end of financial year ($)

0.10

0.11

0.07

0.13

0.30

Market capitalisation at end of financial year ($M)

35

33

14

24

44

Loss for the financial year ($)

 

(2,810,730)

(3,165,323)

(3,065,583)

(2,730,900)

(2,289,366)

Cash spend on exploration programs ($)

(3,330,951)

(1,852,642)

(5,783,800)

(4,529,184)

(8,670,411)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director and Key Management Personnel remuneration ($)

1,168,943

964,891

968,640

1,441,785

1,168,396

 

Given that the remuneration is commercially reasonable, the link between remuneration, Company performance and shareholder wealth generation is tenuous, particularly in the exploration and development stage. Share prices are subject to market sentiment towards the sector and increases or decreases may occur independently of executive performance or remuneration.

 

The Company may issue options or performance rights to provide an incentive for key management personnel which, it is believed, is in line with industry standards and practice and is also believed to align the interests of key management personnel with those of the Company's shareholders.

 

No remuneration consultants were used in the 2018 financial year.

 

 

Other transactions with key management personnel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Payment for goods and services:

 

 

 

 

Office rent paid to The Gilby McKay Alice Street Partnership, a director-related entity of Anthony Gilby.

21,000

21,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivable from and payable to related parties

 

 

 

The following balances are outstanding at the reporting date in relation to transactions with related parties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current payables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables to The Gilby McKay Alice Street Partnership, a director-related entity of Anthony Gilby

-  

1,925

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans to/from related parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were no loans to or from related parties at the reporting date or during the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms and conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions between related parties are on normal commercial terms and conditions no more favourable than those available to other parties unless otherwise stated.

 

(End of Remuneration Report)

 

Company secretary

Mr Solomon Rowland was appointed Company Secretary on 19 August 2015 and continues in office at the date of this report. Mr Rowland was Assistant Company Secretary and Legal Counsel since March 2013.

 

Mr Rowland is a commercial lawyer with over 18 years' experience in various private, government and in-house legal roles.  Solomon holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Queensland.

 

Prior to joining Tlou Energy Limited as Legal Counsel in February 2013, Solomon worked for Crown Law representing various Queensland government departments in a range of legal matters.  During his time in government, Solomon was involved in advising government departments on commercial, corporate governance and policy matters as well as representing the state in various courts, tribunals and commissions of Inquiry. Solomon brings many years of experience in commercial, advocacy, administrative and planning and environment law.

 

Meetings of directors

The number of meetings of the consolidated entity's Board of Directors and committees held during the year ended 30 June 2018, and the number of meetings attended by each Director are listed below. The Nomination & Remuneration committee comprises the full board.

 

 

 

Board / Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Audit Committee

Risk Committee

 

 

Attended

Held

Attended

Held

Attended

Held

M McIver

 

8

8

2

2

3

3

A Gilby

 

8

8

2

2

-

-

G Gabaake

 

6

8

-

-

2

3

C Cloonan

 

8

8

2

2

-

-

H Swire

 

7

8

-

-

3

3

L Mohohlo

 

4

8

1

2

-

-

 

Held: represents the number of meetings held during the time the director held office or was a member of the relevant committee.

 

Shares under option

There were no unissued ordinary shares of Tlou Energy Limited under option at the date of this report.

 

Issued performance rights at the date of this report are as follows:

 

Vesting Date

 

Exercise Price

01/07/2017

Issued

Exercised

Expired

30/06/2018

31 January 2017

$0.21

 

    2,275,000

                  -  

      2,275,000

                 -  

               -  

31 January 2017

$0.28

 

    2,275,000

                  -  

                 -  

                 -  

   2,275,000

 

 

 

 

    4,550,000

                  -  

      2,275,000

                 -  

   2,275,000

 

Shares issued on the exercise of options

Other than those disclosed in the table above there were no ordinary shares of Tlou Energy Limited issued during the year ended 30 June 2018 on the exercise of options granted or up to the date of this report.

 

Indemnity and insurance of officers

The consolidated entity has indemnified the Directors and executives of the consolidated entity for costs incurred, in their capacity as a director or executive, for which they may be held personally liable, except where there is a lack of good faith.

 

During the financial year, the consolidated entity paid a premium in respect of a contract to insure the Directors and executives of the consolidated entity against a liability to the extent permitted by the Corporations Act 2001. The contract of insurance prohibits disclosure of the nature of liability and the amount of the premium.

 

Indemnity and insurance of auditor

The consolidated entity has not, during or since the financial year, indemnified or agreed to indemnify the auditor of the consolidated entity or any related entity against a liability incurred by the auditor.

 

During the financial year, the consolidated entity has not paid a premium in respect of a contract to insure the auditor of the consolidated entity or any related entity.

 

Proceedings on behalf of the Company

No person has applied to the Court under section 237 of the Corporations Act 2001 for leave to bring proceedings on behalf of the Company, or to intervene in any proceedings to which the Company is a party for the purpose of taking responsibility on behalf of the Company for all or part of those proceedings.

 

Currency and rounding

The financial report is presented in Australian dollars and amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.

 

Auditor's independence declaration

A copy of the auditor's independence declaration as required under section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001 can be found later in the report.

 

Auditor

BDO Audit Pty Ltd continues in office in accordance with section 327 of the Corporations Act 2001.

 

Non-audit services

The Company may decide to employ the auditor on assignments additional to their statutory audit duties where the auditor's expertise and experience with the Company and/or the consolidated entity are important.

 

The Board of Directors has considered the position and, in accordance with advice received from the Audit Committee, is satisfied that the provision of the non-audit services is compatible with the general standard of independence for auditors imposed by the Corporations Act 2001. The Directors are satisfied that the provision of non-audit services by the auditor, as set out below, did not compromise the auditor independence requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 for the following reasons:

 

·      all non-audit services have been reviewed to ensure they do not impact the impartiality and objectivity of the auditor; and

·      none of the services undermine the general principles relating to auditor independence as set out in APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.

 

Details of the amounts paid or payable to the auditor for non-audit services provided during the year are set out below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

 

 

$

$

Non-audit services - BDO Australia

 

 

 

Tax consulting and compliance services

11,810

10,172

BSE listing

 

 

 

4,500

-  

Corporate finance services

 

30,000

-  

Total

 

 

 

46,310

10,172

 

This report is made in accordance with a resolution of Directors, pursuant to section 298(2)(a) of the Corporations Act 2001.

 

On behalf of the Directors

 

 

 

Anthony Gilby

Director

Brisbane, 30 August 2018

2018 Annual Reserves Statement

 

Tlou Energy Limited is pleased to present its Annual Reserves Statement for the period ending 30 June 2018.  As detailed in the Director's Report SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd ('SRK') has upgraded the Company's reserves during the reporting period. There has been no adjustment to the net gas reserves and contingent resources of the Company since the upgraded reserves were announced on 20 February 2018. Please refer to the ASX announcement on 20 February 2018 for full details of the consolidated entity's gas reserves and contingent resources.

Having conducted a review of its gas reserves and resources position during the reporting period and satisfying itself that there was no new data that might materially increase the reserves or resources estimates reported during the reporting period, the Company hereby presents the net gas reserves and contingent resources on a combined basis as well as for each of its individual tenements as at 30 June 2018:

 

Location

Project

Tlou Interest

Gas Reserves (BCF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/06/2018

30/06/2017

30/06/2018

30/06/2017

30/06/2018

30/06/2017

 

 

 

1P*

1P

2P*

2P

3P

3P

Karoo Basin Botswana

Lesedi CBM

(all coal seams)

PL001/2004,

ML 2017/18L

100%

0.34

0.15

25.2

3.5

252

117

Karoo Basin Botswana

Mamba CBM

(Lower Morupule coal)

PL238/2014 -

PL241/2014

100%

0.01

0.02

15.5

0.4

175

144

Karoo Basin Botswana

PL003/2004,

PL035/2000,

PL037/2000

100%

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

 

 

0.35

0.17

40.7

3.9

427

261

 

Location

Project

Tlou Interest

Gas Contingent Resource (BCF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/06/2018

30/06/2017

30/06/2018

30/06/2017

30/06/2018

30/06/2017

 

 

 

1C

1C

2C**

2C**

3C

3C

Karoo Basin Botswana

Lesedi CBM

(all coal seams)

PL001/2004,

ML 2017/18L

100%

4.6

4.3

214

235

3,043

3183

Karoo Basin Botswana

Mamba CBM

(Lower Morupule coal)

PL238/2014 -

PL241/2014

100%

-

-

-

-

-

-

Karoo Basin Botswana

PL003/2004,

PL035/2000,

PL037/2000

100%

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

 

 

4.6

4.3

214

235

3043

3183

 

 

ASX Listing Rules Annual Report Requirements

*Listing Rule 5.39.1:

·    All 1P and 2P petroleum reserves recorded in the table are undeveloped and are attributable to unconventional gas.

·    100% of all 1P and 2P petroleum reserves are located in the Karoo Basin in Botswana.

*Listing Rule 5.39.2:

·    All 1P and 2P petroleum reserves reported are based on unconventional petroleum resources.

Listing Rule 5.39.3:

·    The table shows the 2P and 3P petroleum reserves as at 30 June 2018 and comparative petroleum reserves certified at 30 June 2017.

Governance Arrangements and Internal Controls Listing Rule 5.39.5:

·    Tlou Energy has obtained all its gas reserves and resources reported as at 30 June 2018 from external independent consultants who are qualified petroleum reserves and resource evaluators as prescribed by the ASX Listing Rules.  

·    Tlou Energy estimates and reports its petroleum reserves and resources in accordance with the definitions and guidelines of the Petroleum Resources Management System 2007, published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE PRMS).

·    To ensure the integrity and reliability of data used in the reserves estimation process, the raw data is reviewed by senior reservoir and geological staff and consultants at Tlou Energy before being provided to the independent reserve certifiers. Tlou Energy has not and does not currently intend to conduct internal reviews of petroleum reserves preferring to appoint independent external experts prior to reporting any updated estimates of reserves or resources so as to ensure an independent and rigorous review of its data.

·    Tlou Energy reviews and updates its gas reserves and resources position on an annual basis to ensure that if there is any new data that might affect the reserves or resources estimates of the Company steps can be taken to ensure that the estimates are adjusted accordingly.

** Listing Rule 5.40.1:

·      All 2C contingent resources recorded in the table are undeveloped. 100% of the reported 2C contingent resource is attributable to unconventional gas.

·      The geographical areas where the 2C contingent resources are located is the Karoo Basin in Botswana.

 

Listing Rule 5.40.2:

·      The table shows the 2C and 3C contingent resources as at 30 June 2018 as against the previous year. The net 2C and 3C contingent resources did not increase from the 2017 year to the 2018 year.

·      2C and 3C contingent resources decreased during the period as a result of converting 2C and 3C contingent resources to gas reserves. There were no other changes to the 2C and 3C contingent resources since the announcement on 20 February 2018. 

 

Listing Rule 5.44:

·      The estimates of Reserves and Contingent Resources appearing in the 2018 Annual Reserves Statement for Tlou Energy Limited and its subsidiaries are based on, and fairly represent, information and supporting documentation determined by the various qualified petroleum reserves and resource evaluators listed below.

 

·      The gas reserves and resource estimates for the Lesedi CBM Project provided in this report were released to the Market on 20 February 2018 ('Announcement'). Tlou Energy confirms that it is not aware of any new information or data that materially affects the information included in the Announcement and that all of the material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the estimates in the Announcement continue to apply and have not materially changed. The gas reserve and resource estimates are based on and fairly represents, information and supporting documentation and were determined by Dr. Bruce Alan McConachie of SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd, in accordance with Petroleum Resource Management System guidelines. Dr. McConachie is considered to be a qualified person as defined under the ASX Listing Rule 5.42 and has given his consent to the use of the resource figures in the form and context in which they appear in this report.

 

 

Notes to Net Reserves and Resources Table:

1)     Gas Reserve and Resource numbers have been rounded to the nearest whole number. 

2)     Gas Resource numbers have been rounded to the nearest tenth for amounts less than 100 BCF, otherwise to the nearest whole number.

3)     Tlou's Gas Reserves have not been adjusted for fuel or shrinkage and have been calculated at the wellhead (which is the reference point for the purposes of Listing Rule 5.26.5).

4)     Contingent Gas Resources are (100%) Unrisked Gross and are derived from the SRK certification at 31 March 2015 for all coal seams (as previously announced by Tlou on 9 April 2015) with adjustment for the gas volumes which have now been certified by SRK in the Gas Reserves category.

5)     ASX Listing Rule 5.28.2 Statement relating to Prospective Resources:

The estimated quantities of petroleum gas that may potentially be recovered by the application of a future development project(s) relate to undiscovered accumulations. These estimates have both an associated risk of discovery and a risk of development. Further exploration appraisal and evaluation is required to determine the existence of a significant quantity of potentially moveable hydrocarbons.

6)     Prospective Gas Resources are (100%) Unrisked Gross and are derived from a report to Tlou from Netherland, Sewell and Associates Inc (NSAI) dated 16th February 2012 regarding certification for all coal seams located in the remaining prospecting licences (as previously announced by Tlou in its prospectus dated 20 February 2013).

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the year ended 30 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

Note

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

883

2,365

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits expense

3

(998,700)

(617,581)

Depreciation and amortisation expense

 

(204,788)

(240,961)

Foreign exchange gain/(loss)

 

194,706

(37,181)

Share issue costs

 

(176,685)

(356,732)

Performance rights expense

3

(199,624)

(423,499)

Professional fees

 

(218,862)

(177,121)

Corporate expenses

 

(17,510)

(48,437)

Occupancy costs

3

(53,524)

(47,817)

Other expenses

3

(1,136,626)

(1,218,359)

LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX 

 

(2,810,730)

(3,165,323)

Income tax

 

4

-  

-  

LOSS FOR THE PERIOD

 

(2,810,730)

(3,165,323)

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

 

413,563

1,210,182

Tax effect

 

 

-  

-  

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

 

413,563

1,210,182

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

 

(2,397,167)

(1,955,141)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cents

Cents

Basic loss per share

5

(0.9)

(1.3)

Diluted loss per share

5

(0.9)

(1.3)

 

The above consolidated statement of comprehensive income should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

as at 30 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

Note

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

$

$

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

6

7,019,345

6,727,424

Trade and other receivables

 

194,814

100,674

Other current assets

 

364,956

8,650

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

 

7,579,115

6,836,748

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Exploration and evaluation assets

8

52,861,961

49,328,038

Other non-current assets

9

652,522

694,402

Property, plant and equipment

7

440,683

320,739

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

53,955,166

50,343,179

TOTAL ASSETS

 

61,534,281

57,179,927

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

10

258,024

431,032

Provisions

11

215,183

166,193

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

473,207

597,225

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

4

369,353

369,353

Provisions

11

97,000

94,000

TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

466,353

463,353

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

939,560

1,060,578

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET ASSETS

 

60,594,721

56,119,349

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Contributed equity

12

90,463,822

83,380,184

Reserves

 

 

(2,904,968)

(3,107,432)

Accumulated losses

 

(26,964,133)

(24,153,403)

TOTAL EQUITY

 

60,594,721

56,119,349

 

The above consolidated statement of financial position should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for the year ended 30 June 2018

 

 

 

Contributed Equity

Share Based Payments Reserve

Foreign Currency Translation Reserve

Accumulated Losses

Total

 

$

$

$

$

$

Balance at 1 July 2016

73,931,569

97,001

(4,838,114)

(20,988,080)

48,202,376

Loss for the period

-  

-  

-  

(3,165,323)

(3,165,323)

Other comprehensive income

-  

-  

1,210,182

-  

1,210,182

Total comprehensive income

-  

-  

1,210,182

(3,165,323)

(1,955,141)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners

 

 

 

Share based payments

-  

423,499

-  

-  

423,499

Shares issued, net of costs

9,448,615

-  

-  

-  

9,448,615

 

9,448,615

423,499

-  

-  

9,872,114

Balance at 30 June 2017

83,380,184

520,500

(3,627,932)

(24,153,403)

56,119,349

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 July 2017

83,380,184

520,500

(3,627,932)

(24,153,403)

56,119,349

Loss for the period

-  

-  

-  

(2,810,730)

(2,810,730)

Other comprehensive income

-  

-  

413,563

-  

413,563

Total comprehensive income

-  

-  

413,563

(2,810,730)

(2,397,167)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners

 

 

 

Share based payments

-  

199,624

-  

-  

199,624

Transfers - Options exercised

410,723

(410,723)

-  

-  

-  

Shares issued, net of costs

6,672,915

-  

-  

-  

6,672,915

 

7,083,638

(211,099)

-  

-  

6,872,539

Balance at 30 June 2018

90,463,822

309,401

(3,214,369)

(26,964,133)

60,594,721

 

The above consolidated statement of changes in equity should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

for the year ended 30 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Payments to suppliers and employees (inclusive of GST and VAT)

(2,845,889)

(2,446,145)

Interest received

 

883

2,365

GST and VAT received

 

262,111

98,911

NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES

22

(2,582,895)

(2,344,869)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Payments for exploration and evaluation assets

 

(3,330,951)

(1,852,642)

Payment for property, plant and equipment

 

(562,062)

(100,764)

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

(3,893,013)

(1,953,406)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Proceeds from issue of shares

 

6,894,517

9,938,787

Share issue costs

 

(237,767)

(162,317)

NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

6,656,750

9,776,470

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash held

 

180,842

5,478,195

Cash at the beginning of the period

 

6,727,424

1,224,404

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash

 

111,079

24,825

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT THE END OF THE PERIOD

6

7,019,345

6,727,424

 

The above consolidated statement of cash flows should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

Notes to the financial statements

 

Note 1. Significant accounting policies

 

Introduction

This financial report includes the consolidated financial statements of Tlou Energy Limited (the "Company") and its controlled entities (together referred to as the "consolidated entity" or the "group").

The separate financial statements of the parent entity, Tlou Energy Limited, have not been presented within this financial report as permitted by the Corporations Act 2001. Supplementary information about the parent entity is disclosed in note 25.

Tlou Energy Limited is a public company, incorporated and domiciled in Australia. Its registered office and principal place of business is 210 Alice St, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia.

The following is a summary of the material and principal accounting policies adopted by the consolidated entity in the preparation of the financial report.  The accounting policies have been consistently applied to all the years presented, unless otherwise stated.

 

Operations and principal activities

The principal activity of the consolidated entity is the exploration and evaluation of assets in Southern Africa to identify and develop CBM resources. No revenue from this activity has been earned to date, as the consolidated entity is still in the exploration and evaluation stage.

 

Currency

The financial report is presented in Australian dollars, rounded to the nearest dollar, which is the functional currency of the parent entity.

 

Authorisation of financial report

The financial report was authorised for issue on 30 August 2018.

 

Basis of preparation

These general purpose financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the Corporations Act 2001. Tlou Energy Limited is a for-profit entity for the purposes of preparing the financial statements.

 

Compliance with IFRS

The consolidated financial statements of Tlou Energy Limited also comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Historical cost convention

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on an accruals basis and are based on historical costs.

Critical accounting estimates

The preparation of the financial statements requires the use of certain critical accounting estimates. It also requires management to exercise its judgement in the process of applying the consolidated entity's accounting policies. The areas involving a higher degree of judgement or complexity, or areas where assumptions and estimates are significant to the financial statements are disclosed in note 2.

Foreign currency transactions

Foreign currency transactions are translated into Australian dollars using the exchange rates prevailing at the dates of the transactions. Foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation at financial year-end exchange rates of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are recognised in profit or loss.

 

Going Concern

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which contemplates that the consolidated entity will continue to meet its commitments and can therefore continue normal business activities and the realisation of assets and settlement of liabilities in the ordinary course of business.

Because of the nature of the operations, exploration companies, such as Tlou Energy Limited, find it necessary on a regular basis to raise additional cash funds for future exploration activity and meet other necessary corporate expenditure. The Company has recently completed a capital raising which is expected to fund ongoing operations and working capital requirements for the next 12 months. Subject to the results of these operations the consolidated entity may need to raise additional capital to expand and develop the project further. Accordingly, the consolidated entity is in the process of investigating various options for the raising of additional funds which may include but is not limited to an issue of shares or the sale of exploration assets where increased value has been created through previous exploration activity.

At the date of this financial report, none of the above fund-raising options have been concluded and no guarantee can be given that a successful outcome will eventuate. The directors have concluded that as a result of the current circumstances there exists a material uncertainty that may cast significant doubt regarding the consolidated entity's and the Company's ability to continue as a going concern and therefore the consolidated entity and Company may be unable to realise their assets and discharge their liabilities in the normal course of business. Nevertheless, after taking into account the current status of the various funding options currently being investigated and making other enquiries regarding other sources of funding, the directors have a reasonable expectation that the consolidated entity and the Company will have adequate resources to fund its future operational requirements and for these reasons they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the financial report.

The financial report does not include adjustments relating to the recoverability or classification of recorded assets amounts or to the amounts or classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the consolidated entity not be able to continue as a going concern.

 

Accounting Polices

 

(a)           Principles of consolidation

Subsidiaries are all entities (including structured entities) over which the consolidated entity has control. The consolidated entity controls an entity when the consolidated entity is exposed to, or has rights to, variable returns from its involvement with the entity and has the ability to affect those returns through its power to direct the activities of the entity. Subsidiaries are fully consolidated from the date on which control is transferred to the consolidated entity. They are deconsolidated from the date that control ceases.

The acquisition method of accounting is used to account for business combinations by the consolidated entity.

Intercompany transactions, balances and unrealised gains on transactions between consolidated entity companies are eliminated. Unrealised losses are also eliminated unless the transaction provides evidence of an impairment of the transferred asset. Accounting policies of subsidiaries have been changed where necessary to ensure consistency with the policies adopted by the consolidated entity.

 

(b)          Revenue recognition

Revenue is recognised when it is probable that the economic benefit will flow to the consolidated entity and the revenue can be reliably measured. Revenue is measured at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable.

 

Interest

Interest revenue is recognised as interest accrues using the effective interest method. This is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial asset and allocating the interest income over the relevant period using the effective interest rate, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to the net carrying amount of the financial asset.

 

Other revenue

Other revenue is recognised when it is received or when the right to receive payment is established.

 

(c)           Investments and other financial assets

Investments and other financial assets are measured at either amortised cost or fair value depending on their classification.  Classification is determined based on the purpose of the acquisition and subsequent reclassification to other categories is restricted. The fair values of quoted investments are based on current bid prices. For unlisted investments, the consolidated entity establishes fair value by using valuation techniques. These include the use of recent arm's length transactions, reference to other instruments that are substantially the same, discounted cash flow analysis, and option pricing models.

Financial assets are derecognised when the rights to receive cash flows from the financial assets have expired or have been transferred and the consolidated entity has transferred substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership.

 

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss are either: (i) held for trading, where they are acquired for the purpose of selling in the short- term with an intention of making a profit; or (ii) designated as such upon initial recognition, where they are managed on a fair value basis or to eliminate or significantly reduce an accounting mismatch. Except for effective hedging instruments, derivatives are also categorised as fair value through profit or loss. Fair value movements are recognised in profit or loss.

 

Available-for-sale financial assets

Available-for-sale financial assets are non-derivative financial assets, principally equity securities that are either designated as available-for-sale or not classified as any other category. After initial recognition, fair value movements are recognised in the available-for-sale reserve in equity. Cumulative gain or loss previously reported in the available-for-sale reserve is recognised in profit or loss when the asset is derecognised or impaired.

 

Impairment of financial assets

The consolidated entity assesses at the end of each reporting period whether there is any objective evidence that a financial asset or group of financial assets is impaired. Objective evidence includes significant financial difficulty of the issuer or obligor; a breach of contract such as default or delinquency in payments; the lender granting to a borrower concessions due to economic or legal reasons that the lender would not otherwise do; it becomes probable that the borrower will enter bankruptcy or other financial reorganisation; the disappearance of an active market for the financial asset; or observable data indicating that there is a measurable decrease in estimated future cash flows.

The amount of the impairment allowance for financial assets carried at cost is the difference between the asset's carrying amount and the present value of estimated future cash flows, discounted at the current market rate of return for similar financial assets.

Available-for-sale financial assets are considered impaired when there has been a significant or prolonged decline in value below initial cost. Subsequent increments in value are recognised in the available-for-sale reserve.

 

(d)          Impairment of non-financial assets

Non-financial assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which the asset's carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount.

Recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's fair value less costs to sell and value-in-use. The value-in-use is the present value of the estimated future cash flows relating to the asset using a pre-tax discount rate specific to the asset or cash-generating unit to which the asset belongs.

Assets that do not have independent cash flows are grouped together to form a cash-generating unit.

 

(e)           Goods and Services Tax ('GST') and other similar taxes

Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of associated GST, unless the GST incurred is not recoverable from the tax authority. In this case it is recognised as part of the cost of the acquisition of the asset or as part of the expense.

Receivables and payables are stated inclusive of the amount of GST receivable or payable. The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the tax authority is included in other receivables or other payables in the consolidated statement of financial position.

Cash flows are presented on a gross basis. The GST components of cash flows arising from investing or financing activities which are recoverable from, or payable to the tax authority, are presented as operating cash flows.

Commitments and contingencies are disclosed net of the amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the tax authority.

 

(f)            Comparative figures

When required by accounting standards comparative figures have been adjusted to conform to changes in presentation for the current financial year.

 

(g)          New Accounting Standards and Interpretations

The consolidated entity has adopted all new and amended Australian Accounting Standards and AASB Interpretations as of 1 July 2018. The consolidated entity did not have to change its accounting policies or make retrospective adjustments as a result of adopting these standards.

 

(h)          New Standards and Interpretations not yet adopted

Certain new accounting standards and interpretations have been published that are not mandatory for 30 June 2018 reporting periods. The consolidated entity has decided against early adoption of these standards.  The consolidated entity's assessment of the impact of these new standards and interpretations is set out below:

 

AASB 9 Financial Instruments

This standard and its consequential amendments are currently applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. This standard introduces new classification and measurement models for financial assets, using a single approach to determine whether a financial asset is measured at amortised cost or fair value. To be classified and measured at amortised cost, assets must satisfy the business model test for managing the financial assets and have certain contractual cash flow characteristics. All other financial instrument assets are to be classified and measured at fair value. This standard allows an irrevocable election on initial recognition to present gains and losses on equity instruments (that are not held-for-trading) in other comprehensive income, with dividends as a return on these investments being recognised in profit or loss. In addition, those equity instruments measured at fair value through other comprehensive income would no longer have to apply any impairment requirements nor would there be any 'recycling' of gains or losses through profit or loss on disposal. The accounting for financial liabilities continues to be classified and measured in accordance with AASB 139, with one exception, being that the portion of a change of fair value relating to the entity's own credit risk is to be presented in other comprehensive income unless it would create an accounting mismatch. This standard will not have a significant impact on the financial instruments held by the consolidated entity.

 

AASB 16: Leases

This standard is applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. When effective, this Standard will replace the current accounting requirements applicable to leases in AASB 117: Leases and related Interpretations. AASB 16 introduces a single lessee accounting model that eliminates the requirement for leases to be classified as operating or finance leases.

The main changes introduced by the new Standard include:

§ recognition of a right-to-use asset and liability for all leases (excluding short-term leases with less than 12 months of tenure and leases relating to low-value assets);

§ depreciation of right-to-use assets in line with AASB 116: Property, Plant and Equipment in profit or loss and unwinding of the liability in principal and interest components;

§ variable lease payments that depend on an index or a rate are included in the initial measurement of the lease liability using the index or rate at the commencement date;

§ by applying a practical expedient, a lessee is permitted to elect not to separate non-lease components and instead account for all components as a lease; and

§ additional disclosure requirements.

The transitional provisions of AASB 16 allow a lessee to either retrospectively apply the Standard to comparatives in line with AASB 108 or recognise the cumulative effect of retrospective application as an adjustment to opening equity on the date of initial application. The only item considered to be an operating lease is the lease or office space. The amount of this lease is not considered material, so no change has been recognised in the financial statements in relation to this standard.

 

Note 2.                 Critical accounting judgements, estimates and assumptions

 

The preparation of the financial statements requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts in the financial statements. Management continually evaluates its judgements and estimates in relation to assets, liabilities, contingent liabilities, revenue and expenses. Management bases its judgements, estimates and assumptions on historical experience and on other various factors, including expectations of future events, management believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. The resulting accounting judgements and estimates will seldom equal the related actual results. The judgements, 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 year are discussed below.

 

Exploration & evaluation assets

The consolidated entity performs regular reviews on each area of interest to determine the appropriateness of continuing to carry forward costs in relation to that area of interest.  These reviews are based on detailed surveys and analysis of drilling results performed to reporting date.

 

Deferred Tax assets

The Company is subject to income taxes in Australia and jurisdictions where it has foreign operations. Significant judgement is required in determining the worldwide provision for income taxes. There are certain transactions and calculations undertaken during the ordinary course of business for which the ultimate tax determination is uncertain. The consolidated entity estimates its tax liabilities based on the consolidated entity's understanding of the tax law. Where the final tax outcome of these matters is different from the amounts that were initially recorded, such differences will impact the current and deferred income tax assets and liabilities in the period in which such determination is made.

In addition, the consolidated entity has recognised deferred tax assets relating to carried forward tax losses to the extent there are sufficient taxable temporary differences (deferred tax liabilities) relating to the same taxation authority and the same subsidiary against which the unused tax losses can be utilised. However, utilisation of the tax losses also depends on the ability of the entity, which is not part of the tax consolidated group, to satisfy certain tests at the time the losses are recouped. Due to the parent entity acquiring the entity that holds the losses it is expected that the entity will fail to satisfy the continuity of ownership test and therefore has to rely on the same business test. As at 30 June 2018 the consolidated entity has not received advice that the losses are unavailable, however should this change in the future the consolidated entity may be required to derecognise these losses.

 

Note 3.                 Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

Loss before income tax includes the following specific expenses:

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defined contribution superannuation expense

 

57,616

42,408

Performance rights

 

 

 

 

199,624

423,499

Other employee benefits expense

 

 

941,084

575,173

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,198,324

1,041,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupancy costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental expense relating to operating leases minimum lease rentals

53,524

47,817

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53,524

47,817

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses include the following specific items:

 

 

 

Travel and accommodation costs

 

 

198,056

225,735

Consultants

 

 

 

 

 

327,238

277,184

Stock exchange, advisory, secretarial fees

 

264,438

355,848

Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

55,694

68,254

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note 4.                 Income Tax

 

The income tax expense or benefit for the period is the tax payable on that period's taxable income based on the applicable income tax rate for each jurisdiction adjusted by changes in deferred tax assets and liabilities attributable to temporary differences and unused tax losses and under and over provision in prior periods, where applicable.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognised for temporary differences at the tax rates expected to apply when the assets are recovered or liabilities are settled, based on those tax rates that are enacted or substantively enacted, except for:

·      When the deferred income tax asset or liability arises from the initial recognition of goodwill or an asset or liability in a transaction that is not a business combination and that, at the time of the transaction, affects neither the accounting nor taxable profits; or

·      When the taxable temporary difference is associated with investments in subsidiaries, associates or interests in joint ventures, and the timing of the reversal can be controlled and it is probable that the temporary difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future.

Deferred tax assets are recognised for deductible temporary differences and unused tax losses only if it is probable that future taxable amounts will be available to utilise those temporary differences and losses.

The carrying amount of recognised and unrecognised deferred tax assets are reviewed each reporting date. Deferred tax assets recognised are reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that future taxable profits will be available for the carrying amount to be recovered. Previously unrecognised deferred tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that there are future taxable profits available to recover the asset.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset only where there is a legally enforceable right to offset current tax assets against current tax liabilities; and they relate to the same taxable authority on either the same taxable entity or different taxable entities which intend to settle simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Loss before income tax

 

 

 

 

(2,810,730)

(3,165,323)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax at the domestic tax rates applicable to profits in the country concerned*

(772,951)

(949,597)

Tax effect of amounts which are not deductible/(taxable) in calculating taxable income:

Other non-deductible items

 

 

 

 

578,713

216,360

Difference in overseas tax rates

 

 

 

 

56,833

(218,335)

Previously unrecognised tax losses used to reduce deferred tax expense

-  

-  

Deferred tax asset not recognised

 

 

 

137,404

951,572

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

-  

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognised deferred tax assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unused tax losses

 

 

 

 

 

7,223,446

7,551,526

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,223,446

7,551,526

Recognised deferred tax liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Assessable temporary differences

 

 

 

7,592,799

7,920,879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,592,799

7,920,879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net deferred tax liability recognised

 

 

 

369,353

369,353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrecognised temporary differences and tax losses

 

 

 

Unused tax losses and temporary differences for which no deferred tax asset has been recognised

34,834,624

29,026,473

 

*Australia 27.5% (2017: 30%), Botswana 22% (2017: 22%).

The deductible temporary differences and tax losses do not expire under current tax legislation.  Deferred tax assets have not been recognised in respect of these items because it is not probable that future taxable profit will be available against which the consolidated entity can utilise these benefits.

 

Note 5.                 Earnings per share

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to the owners of Tlou Energy Limited, excluding any costs of servicing equity other than ordinary shares, by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the financial year.

Diluted earnings per share adjusts the figures used in the determination of basic earnings per share to take into account the after income tax effect of interest and other financing costs associated with dilutive potential ordinary shares and the weighted average number of shares assumed to have been issued for no consideration in relation to dilutive potential ordinary shares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Reconciliation of earnings used in calculating basic and diluted loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year attributable to owners of Tlou Energy Limited

(2,810,730)

(3,165,323)

Loss used in the calculation of the basic and dilutive loss per share

(2,810,730)

(3,165,323)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used as the denominator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Number

Number used in calculating basic and diluted loss per share

319,100,085

245,694,059

Options and performance rights are considered to be "potential ordinary shares" but were anti-dilutive in nature and therefore the diluted loss per share is the same as the basic loss per share.

 

Note 6.                 Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents includes cash on hand, deposits held at call with financial institutions, other short-term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value. For the consolidated statement of cash flows presentation purposes, cash and cash equivalents also includes bank overdrafts, which are shown within borrowings in current liabilities on the consolidated statement of financial position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at bank

 

 

 

 

 

7,019,345

6,727,424

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,019,345

6,727,424

 

 

Note 7.                  Property, Plant and Equipment

 

Plant and equipment is stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment. Historical cost includes expenditure that is directly attributable to the acquisition of the items.

Depreciation is calculated on a straight-line basis to write off the net cost of each item of property, plant and equipment (excluding land) over their expected useful lives as follows:

Plant and equipment                3-7 years

The residual values, useful lives and depreciation methods are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, at each reporting date.

An item of property, plant and equipment is derecognised upon disposal or when there is no future economic benefit to the consolidated entity. Gains and losses between the carrying amount and the disposal proceeds are taken to profit or loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Plant and equipment at cost

 

 

 

 

2,289,826

1,946,392

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

(1,849,143)

(1,625,653)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

440,683

320,739

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movements in Carrying Amounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movement in the carrying amount of plant and equipment between the beginning and the end of the current financial year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at the beginning of year

 

 

 

 

320,739

444,358

Additions

 

 

 

 

 

 

320,928

100,664

Disposals

 

 

 

 

 

-  

(788)

Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

(204,788)

(240,961)

Foreign exchange movements

 

 

 

 

3,804

17,466

Carrying amount at the end of year

 

 

 

440,683

320,739

 

Note 8.                 Exploration and Evaluation Assets

 

Exploration and evaluation expenditure incurred is accumulated in respect of each identifiable area of interest.  Such expenditures comprise net direct costs and an appropriate portion of related overhead expenditure but do not include overheads or administration expenditure not having a specific nexus with a particular area of interest.  These costs are only carried forward to the extent that they are expected to be recouped through the successful development of the area or where activities in the area have not yet reached a stage which permits reasonable assessment of the existence of economically recoverable reserves and active or significant operations in relation to the area are continuing.

Accumulated costs in relation to an area no longer considered viable are written off in full in the year the decision is made. Regular reviews are undertaken on each area of interest to determine the appropriateness of continuing to carry forward costs in relation to that area of interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Exploration and evaluation assets

 

 

52,861,961

49,328,038

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52,861,961

49,328,038

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movements in exploration and evaluation assets

 

 

 

Balance at the beginning of period

 

 

 

49,328,038

46,183,722

Exploration and evaluation expenditure during the year

 

3,109,241

1,848,143

Foreign currency translation

 

 

 

 

424,682

1,296,173

Balance at the end of period

 

 

 

 

52,861,961

49,328,038

 

The recoupment of costs carried forward in relation to areas of interest in the exploration and evaluation phase is dependent on successful development and commercial exploitation, or alternatively, sale of the respective areas of interest.

There is a risk that one of more of the exploration licences will not be extended, or that the terms of the extension are not favourable to Tlou. This could have an adverse impact on the performance of Tlou. The consolidated entity is not aware of any reasons why the licences will not be renewed.

 

Note 9.                 Other non-current assets

 

Inventory and well consumables are valued at lower of cost or net realisable value. Inventory and well consumables are allocated to exploration and evaluation expenditure when the assets are used in operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory and well consumables

 

 

 

 

652,522

694,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

652,522

694,402

 

Note 10.                Trade and Other Payables

 

These amounts represent liabilities for goods and services provided to the consolidated entity prior to the end of the financial year and which are unpaid. Due to their short-term nature they are measured at amortised cost and not discounted. The amounts are unsecured and are usually paid within 30 days of recognition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

 

 

 

 

 

152,737

131,161

Accruals

 

 

 

 

 

 

105,249

278,552

Other payables

 

 

 

 

 

38

21,319

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

258,024

431,032

 

The carrying values of trade and other payables approximate fair values due to short-term nature of the amounts. These are non-interest bearing.

 

Note 11.                Provisions

 

Provisions are recognised when the consolidated entity has a present (legal or constructive) obligation as a result of a past event, it is probable the consolidated entity will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. The amount recognised as a provision is the best estimate of the consideration required to settle the present obligation at the reporting date, taking into account the risks and uncertainties surrounding the obligation. If the time value of money is material, provisions are discounted using a current pre-tax rate specific to the liability. The increase in the provision resulting from the passage of time is recognised as a finance cost.

 

Restoration

Both for close down and restoration and for environmental clean-up costs, a provision is made in the accounting period when the related disturbance occurs, based on the net present value of estimated future costs.  The amortisation or 'unwinding' of the discount applied in establishing the net present value of provision is charged as a finance cost to the consolidated statement of comprehensive income in each accounting period.

For close down and restoration costs, which include the dismantling and demolition of infrastructure, removal of residual materials and remediation of disturbed areas, movements in provision other than the amortisation of the discount, such as those resulting from changes in the cost estimates, lives of operations or discount rates, are capitalised into the carrying amount of development and amortised against future production.

 

Rehabilitation

The provision represents the estimated costs to rehabilitate wells in licences held by the consolidated entity. This provision has been calculated based on the number of wells which require rehabilitation and the expected costs to rehabilitate each well, taking into consideration the type of well and its location.

 

Employee benefits

Wages and salaries and annual leave

Liabilities for wages and salaries, including non-monetary benefits, and annual leave expected to be settled within 12 months of the reporting date are recognised in current liabilities in respect of employees' services up to the reporting date and are measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liabilities are settled.

 

Long service leave

The liability for long service leave is recognised in current and non-current liabilities, depending on the unconditional right to defer settlement of the liability for at least 12 months after the reporting date. The liability is measured as the present value of expected future payments to be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date using the projected unit credit method. Consideration is given to expected future wage and salary levels, experience of employee departures and periods of service. Expected future payments are discounted using market yields at the reporting date on national corporate bonds with terms to maturity and currency that match, as closely as possible, the estimated future cash outflows.

 

Severance pay

As per the Botswana Labour a provision is calculated for each Botswana based employee of one day per month of service, which can be paid out after 60 months or when employment ends. The benefit rises to two days per month after the first 60 months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

Current

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Employee benefits

 

 

 

 

59,214

42,322

Employee benefits - Botswana severance

 

 

155,969

123,871

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

215,183

166,193

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

 

97,000

94,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

97,000

94,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movements in rehabilitation provision during the year

 

 

 

Balance at the beginning of the year

 

 

94,000

94,000

Rehabilitation required on wells drilled during the year

 

3,000

-  

Carrying amount at the end of the year

 

 

97,000

94,000

 

Employee benefits - Botswana Severance

A provision has been recognised for employee benefits relating to severance pay payable in Botswana.

 

Note 12.                Contributed equity

 

Issued and paid up capital is recognised at the fair value of the consideration received by the consolidated entity. Incremental costs directly attributable to the issue of new shares or options are shown in equity as a deduction, net of tax, from the proceeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

Shares

$

$

Opening balance

 

 

 

304,042,848

205,619,292

83,380,184

73,931,569

Issue of ordinary shares during the year*

50,181,427

98,423,556

6,894,517

9,684,461

Share issue costs

 

 

 

-  

-  

(221,602)

(235,846)

Transfer from share based payment reserve

-  

-  

410,723

-  

Ordinary shares fully paid

 

 

354,224,275

304,042,848

90,463,822

83,380,184

 

*Shares issued during the year and the issue price of each issue is as follows:

 

 

 

Issue Date

No. of Shares

 Issue Price

(AUD)

Exercise of Options

10-Nov-17

       1,500,000

$0.111

Exercise of Options

27-Nov-17

          500,000

$0.140

Placement

13-Dec-17

     21,153,845

$0.198

Performance Rights

18-Dec-17

       2,275,000

$0.000

Placement

20-Jun-18

     24,752,582

$0.100

 

Ordinary shares

Ordinary shares entitle the holder to participate in dividends and the proceeds on the winding up of the Company in proportion to the number of, and amounts paid on, the shares held. The fully paid ordinary shares have no par value.  On a show of hands every member present at a meeting, in person or by proxy, shall have one vote and upon a poll, each share shall have one vote. The Company does not have authorised capital or par value in respect of its issued shares.

 

Options and performance rights

At 30 June 2018, the following options for ordinary shares in Tlou Energy Limited and performance rights were on issue:

 

Options:

Number

2018

2017

-  

1,500,000

-  

500,000

-  

2,000,000

 

 

Performance rights:

Vesting Date

Exercise Price

01/07/2017

Issued

Exercised

Expired

30/06/2018

31 January 2017

$0.21

 

 2,275,000

                -  

      2,275,000

                    -  

                    -  

31 January 2017

$0.28

 

 2,275,000

                -  

                 -  

                    -  

         2,275,000

 

 

 

 

 

 4,550,000

                -  

      2,275,000

                    -  

         2,275,000

                   

 

Capital risk management

The capital structure of the consolidated entity consists of equity attributable to equity holders of the parent entity, comprising issued capital and reserves as disclosed in the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity.

 

When managing capital, management's objective is to ensure the parent entity continues as a going concern and to maintain a structure that ensures the lowest cost of capital available and to ensure adequate capital is available for exploration and evaluation of tenements.  In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the consolidated entity may seek to issue new shares.  Consistent with other exploration companies, the consolidated entity, including the parent entity monitors capital on the basis of forecast exploration and development expenditure required to reach a stage which permits a reasonable assessment of the existence or otherwise of an economically recoverable reserve.

There were no changes in the consolidated entity's approach to capital management during the year.

The consolidated entity is not subject to externally imposed capital requirements.

 

 

Note 13.                Reserves

 

Foreign Currency Translation Reserve

The foreign currency translation reserve records exchange differences arising on translation of foreign controlled entities.

The financial report is presented in Australian dollars rounded to the nearest dollar, which is Tlou Energy Limited's functional and presentation currency.

Foreign operations

The assets and liabilities of foreign operations are translated into functional currency using the exchange rates at the reporting date. The revenues and expenses of foreign operations are translated into functional currency using the average exchange rates, which approximate the rate at the date of the transaction, for the period. All resulting foreign exchange differences are recognised in the foreign currency translation reserve in equity. The foreign currency reserve is recognised in profit or loss when the foreign operation or net investment is disposed of.

 

Share Based Payments Reserve

The share based payments reserve is used to record the share based payment associated with options granted to employees and others under equity-settled share based payment arrangements.

 

Note 14.                Share-based payments

 

Equity-settled and cash-settled share-based compensation benefits are provided to employees.

Equity-settled transactions are awards of shares, or options over shares that are provided to employees in exchange for the rendering of services. Cash-settled transactions are awards of cash for the exchange of services, where the amount of cash is determined by reference to the share price.

The cost of equity-settled transactions are measured at fair value on grant date. Fair value is independently determined using either the Binomial or Black-Scholes option pricing model that takes into account the exercise price, the term of the option, the impact of dilution, the share price at grant date and expected price volatility of the underlying share, the expected dividend yield and the risk free interest rate for the term of the option, together with non-vesting conditions that do not determine whether the consolidated entity receives the services that entitle the employees to receive payment. No account is taken of any other vesting conditions.

The cost of equity-settled transactions are recognised as an expense with a corresponding increase in equity over the vesting period. The cumulative charge to profit or loss is calculated based on the grant date fair value of the award, the best estimate of the number of awards that are likely to vest and the expired portion of the vesting period. The amount recognised in profit or loss for the period is the cumulative amount calculated at each reporting date less amounts already recognised in previous periods.

Market conditions are taken into consideration in determining fair value. Therefore, any awards subject to market conditions are considered to vest irrespective of whether or not that market condition has been met provided all other conditions are satisfied.

If equity-settled awards are modified, as a minimum an expense is recognised as if the modification has not been made. An additional expense is recognised, over the remaining vesting period, for any modification that increases the total fair value of the share-based compensation benefit as at the date of modification.

If the non-vesting condition is within the control of the consolidated entity or employee, the failure to satisfy the condition is treated as a cancellation. If the condition is not within the control of the consolidated entity or employee and is not satisfied during the vesting period, any remaining expense for the award is recognised over the remaining vesting period, unless the award is forfeited.

If equity-settled awards are cancelled, it is treated as if it has vested on the date of cancellation, and any remaining expense is recognised immediately. If a new replacement award is substituted for the cancelled award, the cancelled and new award is treated as if they were a modification.

 

Employee Share Options and Performance Rights

Share Options and Performance Rights may be granted to certain personnel of the Company on terms determined by the directors or otherwise approved by the Company at a general meeting. 

The options are granted for no consideration. Options and entitlements to the options are vested on a time basis and/or on specific performance based criteria such as share price increases or reserves certification. Options granted as described above carry no dividend or voting rights.  When exercisable, each option is convertible to one ordinary share.

Performance Rights are linked to the share price performance of the Company, ensuring alignment with the interests of the Company's shareholders. For the Performance Rights that are issued but not yet exercised at the date of this report to vest and, therefore, become exercisable by a participant, certain performance conditions are required to be met as set out below. On vesting, holders of Performance Rights will be entitled to acquire Tlou Energy Limited ordinary shares at nil cost.

 

Performance Condition

The closing price of Shares being 100% or more above the price at the date of shareholder approval for a period of 10 consecutive trading days.

Notes:

·      The date of shareholder approval was 10 November 2016

·      The share price on 10 November 2016 was AUD $0.14

·      To vest the share price needs to be AUD $0.28 or greater for a period of 10 consecutive trading days

 

The expense recognised in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income in relation to share based payments amounts to $199,624 (2017: $423,499). The amount assessed as fair value at the grant date is allocated equally over the period from grant date to vesting date. The fair value at grant date is determined using generally accepted valuation techniques that take into account exercise price, the term of the option or performance rights, the impact of dilution, the share price at grant date, the expected price volatility of the underlying share, the expected dividend yield and the risk free rate for the term of the option/performance rights and an appropriate probability weighting to factor the likelihood of the satisfaction of non-vesting conditions.

 

Inputs used to value the performance rights on issue are as follows:

 

Tranche 1

Tranche 2

Grant date

10/11/16

10/11/16

Expected volatility (%)

100

100

Risk-free interest rate (%)

2.20

2.20

Expected life of (years)

7

7

Weighted average share price ($)

$0.21

$0.28

Model used

Trinomial

Trinomial

 

There are no share options outstanding at the end of the 2018 financial year.

 

Grant Date

Expiry date

Exercise price

Opening Balance

July 2017

Exercised During the Year

Granted During the Year

Expired During the year

Closing Balance

June 2018

Vested & Exercisable

30/11/15

29/11/17

$0.14

1,500,000

1,500,000

-  

-  

-  

-  

14/01/16

14/01/18

$0.14

500,000

500,000

-  

-  

-  

-  

Total

 

 

2,000,000

2,000,000

-  

-  

-  

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average exercise price

$0.14

           -  

            -  

                -  

              -  

               -  

 

The following table shows the number, movements and weighted average exercise price of employee share options outstanding for the 2017 year

Grant Date

Expiry date

Exercise price

Opening Balance

July 2016

Exercised During the Year

Granted During the Year

Expired During the year

Closing Balance

June 2017

Vested & Exercisable

30/11/15

29/11/17

$0.14

1,500,000

-  

-  

-  

1,500,000

1,500,000

14/01/16

14/01/18

$0.14

500,000

-  

-  

-  

500,000

500,000

Total

 

 

2,000,000

-  

-  

-  

2,000,000

2,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average exercise price

$0.14

           -  

            -  

                 -  

$0.14

$0.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weighted average remaining contractual life of share options outstanding at the end of the year was 0.4 years.

 

The following table shows the number, movements and exercise price of performance rights for the 2018 year.

 

Vesting Date

Exercise Price

01/07/2017

Issued

Exercised

Expired

30/06/2018

31 January 2017

$0.21

 

 2,275,000

                -  

      2,275,000

                    -  

                    -  

31 January 2017

$0.28

 

 2,275,000

                -  

                 -  

                    -  

         2,275,000

 

 

 

 

 

 4,550,000

                -  

     2,275,000

                    -  

         2,275,000

                   

 

The following table shows the number, movements and exercise price of performance rights for the 2017 year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movements

 

 

 

Vesting Date

Exercise Price

01/07/2016

Issued

Exercised

Expired

30/06/2017

31 January 2017

$0.21

 

            -  

     2,275,000

                 -  

                    -  

         2,275,000

31 January 2017

$0.28

 

            -  

     2,275,000

                 -  

                    -  

         2,275,000

 

 

 

 

 

            -  

     4,550,000

                 -  

                    -  

         4,550,000

 

Expenses arising from share-based payment transactions

Total expenses arising from share-based payment transaction recognised during the year were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance rights

 

 

 

 

 

199,624

423,499

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

199,624

423,499

 

Note 15.                Commitments

 

Leases

The determination of whether an arrangement is or contains a lease is based on the substance of the arrangement and requires an assessment of whether the fulfilment of the arrangement is dependent on the use of a specific asset or assets and the arrangement conveys a right to use the asset.

A distinction is made between finance leases, which effectively transfer from the lessor to the lessee substantially all the risks and benefits incidental to ownership of leased assets, and operating leases, under which the lessor effectively retains substantially all such risks and benefits.

Finance leases are capitalised. A lease asset and liability are established at the present value of minimum lease payments. Lease payments are allocated between the principal component of the lease liability and the finance costs, to achieve a constant rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability.

Leased assets acquired under a finance lease are depreciated over the asset's useful life or over the shorter of the asset's useful life and the lease term if there is no reasonable certainty that the consolidated entity will obtain ownership at the end of the lease term.

Operating lease payments, net of any incentives received from the lessor, are charged to profit or loss on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease.

 

Operating lease commitments

Commitments for minimum lease payments for non-cancellable operating leases for offices and equipment contracted for but not recognised in the financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

Payable - minimum lease payments

 

 

$

$

not later than 12 months

 

 

 

5,250

5,250

between 12 months and 5 years

 

 

-  

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,250

5,250

 

Exploration expenditure:

To maintain an interest in the exploration tenements in which it is involved, the consolidated entity is required to meet certain conditions imposed by the various statutory authorities granting the exploration tenements or that are imposed by the joint venture agreements entered into by the consolidated entity.  These conditions can include proposed expenditure commitments.  The timing and amount of exploration expenditure obligations of the consolidated entity may vary significantly from the forecast based on the results of the work performed, which will determine the prospectivity of the relevant area of interest.  The consolidated entity's proposed expenditure obligations, which are not provided for in the financial statements are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

Minimum expenditure requirements 

 

 

$

$

not later than 12 months

 

 

 

4,153,861

1,637,420

between 12 months and 5 years

 

 

82,893

2,637,363

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,236,754

4,274,783

 

Note 16.                Financial instruments

 

Overview

The consolidated entity's principal financial instruments comprise receivables, payables, cash and term deposits. The main risks arising from the consolidated entity's financial assets are interest rate risk, foreign currency risk, credit risk and liquidity risk.

This note presents information about the consolidated entity's exposure to each of the above risks, its objectives, policies and processes for measuring and managing risk. Other than as disclosed, there have been no significant changes since the previous financial year to the exposure or management of these risks.

The consolidated entity holds the following financial instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

 

7,019,345

6,727,424

Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

 

194,814

100,674

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,214,159

6,828,098

Financial Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

 

258,024

431,032

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

258,024

431,032

 

Financial risk management objectives

The consolidated entity's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: market risk (including foreign currency risk, price risk and interest rate risk), credit risk and liquidity risk. The consolidated entity's overall risk management program focuses on the unpredictability of financial markets and seeks to minimise potential adverse effects on the financial performance of the consolidated entity. The consolidated entity uses different methods to measure different types of risk to which it is exposed. These methods include sensitivity analysis in the case of interest rate, foreign exchange and other price risks and ageing analysis for credit risk.

 

Key risks are monitored and reviewed as circumstances change (e.g. acquisition of new entity or project) and policies are created or revised as required. The overall objective of the consolidated entity's financial risk management policy is to support the delivery of the consolidated entity's financial targets whilst protecting future financial security.

Given the nature and size of the business and uncertainty as to the timing and amount of cash inflows and outflows, the consolidated entity does not enter into derivative transactions to mitigate the financial risks. In addition, the consolidated entity's policy is that no trading in financial instruments shall be undertaken for the purpose of making speculative gains. As the consolidated entity's operations change, the Directors will review this policy periodically going forward.

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the establishment and oversight of the risk management framework. The Board reviews and agrees policies for managing the consolidated entity's financial risks as summarised below. These policies include identification and analysis of the risk exposure of the consolidated entity and appropriate procedures, controls and risk limits.

Risk management is carried out by senior finance executives (finance) under policies approved by the Board of Directors. Finance identifies, evaluates and hedges financial risks within the consolidated entity's operating units where appropriate.

 

(a)   Interest rate risk

Exposure to interest rate risk arises on financial assets and financial liabilities recognised at reporting date whereby a future change in interest rates will affect future cash flows or the fair value of fixed rate financial instruments. The consolidated entity is also exposed to earnings volatility on floating rate instruments.

A forward business cash requirement estimate is made, identifying cash requirements for the following period (generally up to one year) and interest rate term deposit information is obtained from a variety of banks over a variety of periods (usually one month up to six-month term deposits) accordingly. The funds to invest are then scheduled in an optimised fashion to maximise interest returns.

 

Interest rate sensitivity

A sensitivity of 1% interest rate has been selected as this is considered reasonable given the current market conditions. A 1% movement in interest rates at the reporting date would have increased (decreased) equity and profit or loss by the amounts shown below. This analysis assumes that all other variables, in particular foreign currency rates, remain constant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit or loss

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

1% increase

1% decrease

1% increase

1% decrease

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

$

$

Consolidated - 30 June 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

70,193

(70,193)

70,193

(70,193)

Consolidated - 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

67,274

(67,274)

67,274

(67,274)

 

Interest rate risk on other financial instruments is immaterial.

 

(b)   Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk is the risk that the consolidated entity will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due. The Board's approach to managing liquidity is to ensure, as far as possible, that the consolidated entity will always have sufficient liquidity to meet its obligations when due.

Ultimate responsibility for liquidity risk management rests with the Board of Directors. The consolidated entity manages liquidity risk by maintaining adequate reserves and by continuously monitoring forecast and actual cash flows and matching the maturity profiles of financial assets and liabilities.  This is based on the undiscounted cash flows of the financial liabilities based on the earliest date on which they are required to be paid. At the end of the reporting period the consolidated entity held cash of $7,019,345 (2017: $6,727,424).

The following table details the remaining contractual maturity for non-derivative financial liabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within

Between

Total Contractual

Carrying

 

 

 

 

 

1 Year

1 & 2 years

Cash Flows

Amount

Consolidated - 30 June 2018

 

$

$

$

$

Trade and other payables

 

258,024

-  

258,024

258,024

Consolidated - 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

431,032

-  

431,032

431,032

 

(c)   Foreign exchange risk

As a result of activities overseas, the consolidated entity's consolidated statement of financial position can be affected by movements in exchange rates. The consolidated entity also has transactional currency exposures. Such exposures arise from transactions denominated in currencies other than the functional currency of the relevant entity.

The consolidated entity's exposure to foreign currency risk primarily arises from the consolidated entity's operations overseas.  Foreign exchange risk arises from future commercial transactions and recognised financial assets and financial liabilities denominated in a currency that is not the entity's functional currency. The risk is measured using sensitivity analysis and cash flow forecasting.

The consolidated entity currently does not engage in any hedging or derivative transactions to manage foreign currency risk. The consolidated entity's policy is to generally convert its local currency to Pula, Rand or US dollars at the time of transaction. The consolidated entity, has on rare occasions, taken the opportunity to move Australian dollars into foreign currency (ahead of a planned requirement for those foreign funds) when exchange rate movements have moved significantly in favour of the Australian dollar, and management considers that the currency movement is extremely likely to move back in subsequent weeks or months. Therefore, the opportunity has been taken to lock in currency at a favourable rate to the consolidated entity. This practice is expected to be the exception, rather than the normal practice.

 

The consolidated entity's exposure to foreign currency risk at the reporting date, expressed in Australian dollars, was as follows:

 

 

 

2018

2018

2018

2018

2017

2017

2017

2017

 

 

USD

BWP

ZAR

GBP

USD

BWP

ZAR

GBP

 

 

A$

A$

A$

A$

A$

A$

A$

A$

Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

18,950

2,895,669

89,615

2,946,349

20,603

105,567

36,377

5,471,648

Trade and other receivables

-  

186,725

-  

-  

-  

78,337

-  

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

-  

(101,457)

-  

-  

-  

(112,508)

-  

-  

Net Financial Instruments

18,950

2,980,937

89,615

2,946,349

20,603

71,396

36,377

5,471,648

 

Foreign currency rate sensitivity

Based on financial instruments held at 30 June 2018, had the Australian dollar strengthened/weakened by 10% the consolidated entity's profit or loss and equity would be impacted as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Profit or loss

Equity

 

 

 

 

10%

10%

10%

10%

 

 

 

 

Increase

Decrease

Increase

Decrease

2018

 

 

 

$

$

$

$

Dollar (US)

 

 

(1,895)

1,895

(1,895)

1,895

Pula (Botswana)

 

 

(298,094)

298,094

(298,094)

298,094

Rand (South Africa)

 

(8,962)

8,962

(8,962)

8,962

Pound (UK)

 

 

(294,635)

294,635

(294,635)

294,635

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dollar (US)

 

 

(2,060)

2,060

(2,060)

2,060

Pula (Botswana)

 

 

(7,140)

7,140

(7,140)

7,140

Rand (South Africa)

 

(3,638)

3,638

(3,638)

3,638

Pound (UK)

 

 

(547,165)

547,165

(547,165)

547,165

 

(d)   Credit risk

Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the consolidated entity if a customer or counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations. This arises principally from cash and cash equivalents and trade and other receivables. The consolidated entity's exposure and the credit ratings of its counterparties are continuously monitored by the Board of Directors.

The maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date is the carrying amount of the financial assets as summarised in the table above.

 

Credit Risk Exposures

Trade and other receivables

Trade and other receivables comprise primarily of VAT and GST refunds due. Where possible the consolidated entity trades with recognised, creditworthy third parties. The receivable balances are monitored on an ongoing basis. The consolidated entity's exposure to bad debts is not significant. At 30 June 2018, none (2017: nil) of the consolidated entity's receivables were past due.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

The consolidated entity has a significant concentration of credit risk with respect to cash deposits with Westpac Banking Corporation, First National Bank Botswana and First National Bank South Africa. However, significant cash deposits are invested across banks to mitigate credit risk exposure to a particular bank. AAA rated banks are used where possible and non-AAA banks are utilised where commercially attractive returns are available.

 

Note 17.                Key Management Personnel

 

Key management personnel comprise directors and other persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the consolidated entity.

Detailed remuneration disclosures are provided in the remuneration report.

 

Key management personnel compensation

The aggregate compensation made to directors and other members of key management personnel of the consolidated entity is set out below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Short-term employee benefits

 

 

 

 

945,044

653,675

Post-employment benefits

 

 

 

 

68,602

54,796

Other long-term benefits

 

 

 

 

45,612

23,730

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,059,258

732,201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payments1

 

 

 

 

109,685

232,690

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,168,943

964,891

 

1 In the 30 June 2017 financial statements the amount under Share based payments showed the full value of the rights issued rather than the expense related to the 2017 financial year. The comparative figure has been updated to show the expense related to the 2017 financial year. The remaining amount, reflecting the expense for the 2018 year, is shown in the 2018 column as the Share based payment.

 

Note 18.                Auditors' Remuneration

 

During the year the following fees were paid or payable for services provided by the auditor of the consolidated entity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Audit services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auditing or reviewing the financial statements - BDO Australia

55,000

55,000

 

Auditing or reviewing the financial statements - BDO Botswana

27,932

25,214

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-audit services - BDO Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax consulting and compliance services

 

 

11,810

10,172

 

BSE Listing

 

 

 

 

 

4,500

-  

 

Corporate finance services

 

 

 

 

30,000

-  

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

129,242

90,386

 

Note 19.                Contingent Liabilities

 

The Directors are not aware of any contingent liabilities (2017: nil).

 

Note 20.                Related Party Transactions

 

Parent entity

The legal parent entity is Tlou Energy Limited.

Subsidiaries

Interests in subsidiaries are set out in note 23.

Transactions with related parties

The following transactions occurred with related parties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Payment for goods and services:

 

 

 

 

Office rent paid to The Gilby McKay Alice Street Partnership, a director-related entity of Anthony Gilby.

21,000

21,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivable from and payable to related parties

 

 

 

The following balances are outstanding at the reporting date in relation to transactions with related parties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current payables:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables to The Gilby McKay Alice Street Partnership, a director-related entity of Anthony Gilby

-  

1,925

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans to/from related parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were no loans to or from related parties at the reporting date or during the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms and conditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions between related parties are on normal commercial terms and conditions no more favourable than those available to other parties unless otherwise stated.

 

Note 21.                Segment Reporting

 

Reportable Segments

Operating segments are identified on the basis of internal reports that are regularly reviewed by the executive team in order to allocate resources to the segment and assess its performance.

The Company currently operates in one segment, being the exploration, evaluation and development of Coalbed Methane resources in Southern Africa.

Segment revenue

As at 30 June 2018 no revenue has been derived from its operations (2017: nil).

 

Segment assets

Segment non-current assets are allocated to countries based on where the assets are located as outlined below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Botswana

 

 

 

 

 

53,949,941

50,341,366

Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,225

1,813

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53,955,166

50,343,179

 

Note 22.                Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Reconciliation of cash flow from operations

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

(2,810,730)

(3,165,323)

Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

204,788

240,961

Share-based payments

 

 

 

 

199,624

423,499

Loss on disposal

 

 

 

 

 

-  

788

Net exchange differences

 

 

 

 

35,229

37,181

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of the effects of purchase and disposal of subsidiaries:

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

 

(28,674)

189,757

Decrease/(increase) in other assets

 

 

(1,865)

-  

Increase/(decrease) in trade payables and accruals

 

(183,242)

(112,369)

Decrease/(increase) in employee benefits

 

 

(47,017)

35,318

Increase/(decrease) in provisions

 

 

 

48,991

5,319

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,582,895)

(2,344,869)

 

There were no non-cash investing or financing activities during the year (2017: none).

 

Note 23.                Subsidiaries

 

The consolidated financial statements incorporate the assets, liabilities and results of the following subsidiaries in accordance with the accounting policy described in note 1.

 

Name of entity

 

 

Country of incorporation

Class of shares

Equity holding %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

Tlou Energy Botswana (Proprietary) Ltd

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technoleads International Inc

 

Barbados

Ordinary

100

100

Tlou Energy Exploration (Proprietary) Limited

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sable Energy Holdings (Barbados) Inc

Barbados

Ordinary

100

100

Tlou Energy Resources (Proprietary) Limited

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copia Resources Inc

 

Barbados

Ordinary

100

100

Tlou Energy Corp Services Botswana (Proprietary) Limited

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madra Holdings (Barbados) Inc

 

Barbados

Ordinary

100

100

Tlou Energy Solutions (Proprietary) Limited

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

Note 24.                Matters subsequent to the end of the financial year

 

In July 2018 the Company raised additional capital following the issue of 54,889,260 ordinary shares in the Company.  The total issued share capital following the issue of these shares is 409,113,535 shares. There has not been any matter or circumstance, other than that referred to in this report and disclosed in the financial statements or notes thereto, that has arisen since the end of the period, that has significantly affected, or may significantly affect, the operations of the consolidated entity, the results of these operations, or the state of affairs of the consolidated entity in future financial years.

 

Note 25.                Parent entity disclosures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018

June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

4,196,540

6,640,713

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

30,218,976

30,215,563

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

34,415,516

36,856,276

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

194,898

330,900

Total liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

194,898

330,900

Net assets

 

 

 

 

 

34,220,618

36,525,376

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed equity

 

 

 

 

 

90,463,822

83,380,184

Share based payment

 

 

 

 

309,400

520,499

Accumulated losses

 

 

 

 

 

(56,552,604)

(47,375,307)

Total equity

 

 

 

 

 

34,220,618

36,525,376

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

9,177,297

2,735,999

Total comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

9,177,297

2,735,999

 

Commitments, Contingencies and Guarantees of the Parent Entity

The Parent Entity has no commitments for the acquisition of property, plant and equipment, no contingent assets, contingent liabilities or guarantees at balance date.

 

**ENDS**


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