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Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Worthington Group

Half Yearly Report

RNS Number : 0443T
Worthington Group PLC
30 November 2011
 



For immediate release                                                                                                                                                                               30 November 2011

 

WORTHINGTON GROUP PLC

Interim Financial Statements

for the half year ended

30 September 2011

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

The company recorded a loss of £187,000 (2010: £162,000) for the period after all head office and pension scheme costs. This includes non-cash charges in the period of £55,000 (2010: £121,000) in relation to pension scheme finance costs and £61,000 in relation to share based payments.

 

We are pleased to report that Trimmings by Design, our associated company, continued to trade profitably in the period and we recognised a profit of £19,000 (2010: loss £39,000) in the period. In addition we also received a dividend distribution of £44,000 (2010: £nil) in the period.

 

All of our tenants have now vacated the Keighley site and the buildings have been completely demolished in readiness for development and to remove any requirement for us to pay rates.

 

On 1st November we advised you that additional information had been requested by the local authority planners to enable them to proceed with our application. We, together with our architects and consultants, have met with the planners to discuss their further requirements and that information is being prepared so that our application can progress.  We are in discussions with potential developers and JV partners with regard to the development and have received some useful input as to other potential opportunities for the site which may modify the content of our planning application going forward. We will notify the market if we revise our application and will accordingly advise you of any significant changes. Whilst receipt of planning permission is clearly taking longer than we had hoped we remain confident that the site will gain permission for a very significant development which is in the interests of the local area and a significant opportunity for Worthington. 

 

We continue to monitor the pension scheme investments and liabilities, which  represent the key risk to the company at present. Details of our principal risk factors can be found in the director's report on page 4 of the 2011 Annual Report and Accounts. There have been no significant changes to the principal risks in the half year to 30 September 2011.

 

We are in discussions with and have identified a number of potential acquisition opportunities but we must accept that our bargaining position as to the company's potential value does to some extent depend on the result of our planning application.  Again when we have anything significant to report we will advise shareholders accordingly.

 

We remain positive as to the outcome of our planning application and that the other opportunities we are considering will secure the future of Worthington

 

 

A R Cooke

Chairman

30  November 2011

 

 

This interim report may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations of, and assumptions and forecasts made by management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to substantial differences between the actual future results and, financial situation development or performance of the company and the estimates and historical results given herein. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward looking statements which speak only as at the date of this document.  We undertake no obligation publicly to update or revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.



 

Worthington Group plc

 

Income Statement

for the six months ended 30 September 2011

 

                                                                                                                                               

 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2011

£'000

 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2010

£'000

 

Audited

Year ended

31 March

2011

£'000

 

Continuing operations




Revenue

47

69

140

Cost of sales

 (81) 

 (11)

   (154)


____

____

____

Gross loss/ profit

                     (34)

58

(14)





Administrative expenses

                      (89)

   (45)

  (151)

Pension  expenses

                      (28)

(42)

 32


____

____

____

Operating loss

                    (151)

(29)

            (133)





Investment revenues

61

                      27

88

Fair value gain on investment property

     -

    -

2,200

Pension finance costs

                     (55)

(121)

(110)

Share of results of associates

19

(39)

32

Share based payment

                    (61)

-

-

 

____

____

____

(Loss)/profit before taxation

                   (187)

(162)

2,077





Taxation

       -

         -

       -


____

____

____

(Loss)/profit on ordinary activities after taxation

                   (187)

         (162)

 2,077

 

 

____

____

____

(Loss)/earnings per share












Basic

                 (1.6p)

                (1.4p)

  17.6p

--

____

____

____

Fully diluted

N/A

   N/A

  N/A

--

____

____

____









 

 

Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2011

£'000

 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2010

£'000

 

Audited

Year ended

31 March

2011

£'000

 

(Loss)/profit for the period

 

 

(187)

 

(162)

 

2,077

Actuarial gain on retirement benefit obligation

       -

       -

 328


____

____

____

Total comprehensive (loss)/profit for the period

(187)

(162)

2,405


____

____

____





 

Worthington Group plc

 

Statement Of Financial Position

at 30 September 2011

 

 


 

Unaudited

30 September

2011

£'000

 

Unaudited

30 September

2010

£'000

 

Audited

31 March

2011

£'000

Non-current assets




Investment Property  

4,000

1,800

4,000

Interests in associates

134

86

157

Other financial assets 

    800

    800

    800


_____

_____

_____


 4,934

 2,686

 4,957


_____

_____

_____

Current assets




Trade and other receivables

74

60

483

Cash and bank balance  

   455

    687

    247


_____

_____

_____


   529   

    747

    730


_____

_____

_____

Total assets

5,463

3,433

5,687





Current liabilities




Trade and other payables

(110)

(92)

(208)

Non-current liabilities




Retirement benefit obligation

  (2,842)

   (3,271)

(2,842)


_____

_____

_____

Total liabilities

  (2,952)

    (3,363)

( 3,050)


_____

_____

_____

Net assets

     2,511

   70

  2,637


_____

_____

_____

Equity




Called up share capital

1,181

11,807

1,181

Share premium account

9,836

9,836

9,836

Other reserve

10,626

-

10,626

Share based payment reserve

61

-

-

Retained earnings

(19,193)

(21,573)

(19,006)


_____

_____

_____

Total equity

       2,511

    70

    2,637


_____

_____

_____









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 

 

 

 

 

Worthington Group plc

 

 

Statement Of Changes In Equity

for the periods to 30 September 2011

 

 

 







 

 

 

 

Share

capital

£'000

 

Share

premium

£'000

 

Other Reserve £'000

 

Share based Compensation £'000

 

Retained

earnings

£'000

 

Total

equity

£'000








As at 1 April 2010                            

11,807

9,836

-

-

(21,411)

232

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

             -

-

-

(162)

  (162)


______

_____

_____

_____

______

_____

As at 30 September 2010

11,807

9,836

-

-

(21,573)

70








Purchase and cancellation of deferred shares

(10,626)


10,626

-

             -

       -

Total comprehensive income for the

period

-

             -

-

-

     2,567

 2,567


______

_____

_____

_____

______

_____

As at 31 March 2011

1,181

9,836

10,626

-

(19,006)

2,637








Share based compensation

-

-

-

61

-

61








Total comprehensive income for the period

-

             -

             -

                   -

(187)

  (187)


______

______

______

______

______

_____

As at 30 September 2011

1,181

9,836

10,626

61

(19,193)

2,511


______

______

______

______

______

_____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 














Worthington Group plc

 

Cash Flow Statement

for the six months ended 30 September 2011

 

 


 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2011

£'000

 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2010

£'000

 

Audited

Year ended

31 March

2011

£'000





Cash flow from operating activities




Operating loss for the period

(151)

(29)

(133)

Movement in trade and other receivables

(38)

(45)

(71)

Movement in trade and other payables

23

19

109

Payments to retirement benefit scheme 

    (55)

 (90)

 (180)


_____

_____

_____

Net cash outflow from operating activities

  (221)

  (145)

   (275)


_____

_____

_____

Cash flows from investing activities




Interest received

35

1

41

Dividend received from associated undertaking

44

-

-

Loans advanced

-

-

(350)

Loans repaid

350

-

-


____

_____

_____

Net cash from/(used in) investing activities

       429

   1

     (309)


_____

_____

_____

 

Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

208

 

(144)

 

(584)

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

 

    247

 

  831

 

  831


_____

_____

_____

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

    455

     687

     247


_____

_____

_____

 

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash held at bank.

 




 

 

 

 

 

Worthington Group plc

 

Notes to the Interim Financial Statements for the six months ending 30th September 2011

 

1. General Information

 

Worthington Group plc is a company incorporated in the United Kingdom.The Company has its primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.

 

These condensed interim financial statements were approved for issue on 30 November 2011.  These interim financial statements do not constitute statutory accounts as defined by section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Full accounts of the company for the year ended 31 March 2011 on which the Auditors gave an unqualified report, have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies.

 

2. Basis of preparation

 

These condensed interim financial statements for the 6 months ended 30 September 2011 has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Services Authority and with IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting' as adopted by the European Union. The interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2011, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRS's as adopted by the European Union.

 

Going Concern

 

The directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, the financial statements

 

3. Significant accounting policies

 

The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the interim financial statements are consistent with those followed in the preparation of the annual financial statements for the year ended 31March 2011, as described in those financial statements. Any new amended Accounting Standards applicable for the period do not have a significant effect. These accounting policies are expected to be applied for the full year to 31 March 2012.

 

Taxes on income in the interim periods are accrued using the tax rate that would be applicable to expected total annual earnings.

 

 

4. Segmental analysis

 

The company only has one operating segment relating to property rental and management. Disclosure is in accordance with IAS 34. All operations are continuing and in the UK.

 

 

 

 

Worthington Group plc

 

Notes to the Interim Financial Statements for the six months ending 30th September 2011

 

 

5. Earnings per share

 

The calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share is based upon the (loss) /profit for the period and the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.

 


 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2011

No:

 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2010

No:

 

Audited

Year ended

31 March

2011

No:





Weighted average number of shares

  11,807,013

  11,807,013

  11,807,013


_________

_________

_________


 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2011

pence

 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 September

2010

pence

 

Audited

Year ended

31 March

2011

pence





(Loss)/earnings per share  

     (1.6p)

   (1.4p)

     17.6p


_____

_____

_____





There is no difference between basic and diluted earnings per share in either period.

 

 

6. Directors' Statement of Responsibilities

                    

The Directors confirm to the best of their knowledge:

 

  • The condensed set of financial statements has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU;

 

  • The interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R being an indication of important events that have occurred during the first 26 weeks of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining 26 weeks of the year; and

 

  • The interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.8R being disclosure of related party transactions and changes therein since the last annual report.

 

 

 

 

 

By order of the Board   -        Peter Townsend

                                      -        Anthony Cooke

                                      -         John Taylor

 

 

 

30 November 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Worthington Group plc

 

Notes to the Interim Financial Statements for the six months ending 30th September 2011

 

 

7.  Related party transactions

 

Included in other financial assets are loan notes of £800,000 (31 March 2011 - £800,000) due from Trimmings by Design Limited an associated company in which the Company has a 44% interest.  The loan notes are subject to interest at 6.5% amounting to an interest revenue for the period of £26,000 (6 months to 30 September 2010 - £26,000) and as at the period end there was £39,000 (31 March 2011 - £13,000) of unpaid interest within Trade and other receivables.

 

8. Availability of Interim Report

 

A copy of this report is available on the company's website at www.worthingtongroupplc.co.uk. Copies are being sent to shareholders and are also available from The Secretary, Worthington Group plc, 1 The Green, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1PL.

 

Enquiries:

 

Anne Alesbury, PD Cosec Limited, Company Secretary, 020 8940 0962

 

Roland Cornish, Beaumont Cornish Limited, 020 7628 3396

 

Website:                www.worthingtongroupplc.co.uk

 

 


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