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Elecosoft PLC
25 September 2017
 

25 September 2017

Elecosoft plc

("Elecosoft", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Interim Results

For the Six Months Ended 30 June 2017

 

Elecosoft plc (AIM: ELCO), the AIM-listed international construction software specialist, is pleased to announce its unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2017.

 

Financial Highlights

 

·   Revenue up 14% to £10,010,000 (2016 H1: £8,769,000) of which 48% was from recurring maintenance and support revenue (2016 H1: 47%)

·     Operating profit up 76% to £1,059,000 (2016 H1: £601,000)

·     Profit before tax up 81% to £1,007,000 (2016 H1: £557,000)

·     EBITDA up 66% to £1,598,000, (2016 H1: £963,000)

·     Expensed product development of £1,054,000 (2016 H1: £1,258,000) with a further £494,000 capitalised of new software programmes (2016 H1: £175,000)

·     Basic earnings per share up 83% to 1.1p (2016 H1: 0.6p)

·     Increased interim dividend of 0.20p proposed, (2016 H1: 0.15p)

 

At constant exchange rates

·     Revenue of £9,504,000, up 8% (2016 H1: £8,769,000)

·     65% rise in operating profit to £990,000 (2016 H1: £601,000)

·     68% rise in profit before tax to £938,000 (2016 H1: £557,000)

 

 

Operational Highlights

 

·     Introduced Powerproject® Software as a Service (SaaS) in the UK

·     Introduced Staircon® into the Canadian and Australian markets

·     Continued progress with cross-selling Powerproject® to new and existing customers in Sweden

·     Development of the Icon®VR surveying service with its first client adoption in August 2017

·     Elecosoft's total product portfolio showcased at Europe's largest construction exhibition, BAU Munich in Germany in January 2017

·     Increased investment in the period in both existing and new software products, including new SaaS web applications.

·     New Board appointments included Anders Karlsson, Executive Director; Kevin Craig, Non-Executive Director; and Serena Lang as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman

 

Executive Chairman, John Ketteley said: "Elecosoft delivered a positive performance in the first six months of 2017, with growth in all our geographic regions. We also decided to unify all our software brands under the Elecosoft® brand worldwide. This is a momentous and positive step for all involved in the Elecosoft group and I am confident that it is a decision that will benefit all our customers, employees and shareholders as we move forward. We have also made an excellent start to the second half of the year."

 

 

 

 

About Elecosoft plc

 

Elecosoft is listed on the Alternative Investment Market in London (AIM: ELCO). It is a specialist international provider of software and related services to the architectural, engineering, construction and digital marketing industries from centres of excellence in the UK, Sweden, Germany and the US. Elecosoft's market leading software solutions are developed by teams in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Germany; and its software programs cover project management, construction site management, estimating, timber engineering, 3D design and visualisation, and cloud based digital marketing solutions.

 

 

 

 

Chairman's Statement

I am pleased to report an improved trading performance for the six months ended 30 June 2017. Elecosoft's unaudited profits before tax in respect of the period were significantly higher than those achieved in the same period last year; and it also increased its cash generation from operations and strengthened its financial position in the period under review. As a consequence, the Board has declared a significantly increased interim scrip dividend with a cash alternative, details of which are set out below.

 

Trading Performance

    

Unaudited Group revenue in the period increased by 14 per cent to £10,010,000 (2016: £8,769,000); 33 per cent of Group revenue was generated from our UK operations, and 67 per cent from our overseas operations and customers.

 

Unaudited revenue in the UK for the period amounted to £3,325,000 (2016: £2,825,000), an increase of 18 per cent. This included £419,000 generated by ICON, which was acquired by Elecosoft in October 2016.  Revenue of our overseas operations for the period under review amounted to £6,685,000 (2016: £5,944,000), an increase of 12 per cent.

 

License sales in the period under review increased from £2,738,000 to £2,859,000, an increase of 4 per cent; recurring revenue in the period amounted to £4,847,000 (2016: £4,102,000), an increase of 18 per cent; and services revenue was £2,304,000 (2016: £1,929,000), growing 19 per cent.

 

Unaudited operating profit for the period under review was £1,059,000, (2016: £601,000), an increase of 76 per cent after charging software development costs and amortization totalling £1,474,000 (2016: £1,541,000) made up of £1,054,000 of development costs (2016: £1,258,000) and amortization of intangible assets of £420,000 (2016: £283,000) for the period.

 

EBITDA for the period under review was £1,598,000, (2016: £963,000), an increase of 66 per cent.

 

Unaudited profit before tax for the period was £1,007,000, (2016: £557,000), an increase of 81 per cent. Unaudited earnings for the period were £804,000 (2016; £431,000), equivalent to basic unaudited earnings per share of 1.00p, which compare with unaudited earnings for the same period last year of £431,000, and basic unaudited earnings per share of 0.6p.

 

Financial Performance

 

The Group generated cash from operations in the period under review of £2,277,000 compared with £1,439,000 of cash generated in the same period last year. This improvement in our financial position has facilitated our continuing investment in our software development activities in the period.

 

The Group had net cash at 30 June 2017 of £259,000 after financing the acquisition of ICON in October 2016 compared to £302,000 at 30 June 2016. Our net cash position at 30 June 2017, comprised Sterling Borrowings of £2.9m, finance lease obligations of £0.3m, more than offset by cash balances totalling £3.5m held principally in Swedish Krona, Euro's and US Dollar's.

 

Our Sterling borrowings at 30 June 2017 included £2,765,000 of medium term Sterling borrowings which were raised from Barclays Bank as part of the financing of the acquisition of ICON in May 2016. The Directors consider that in the absence of unforeseen circumstances, the Group would be in a position to comfortably service and repay its medium-term Sterling borrowings in accordance with their terms.

 

Software Development

 

The volume, quality and innovation in the output of the software produced by our software teams located in the UK, Sweden and Germany, have been major factors in the growth of Elecosoft in recent years, into a profitable international provider of outstanding market leading construction software.

 

Software development expenditure in the period under review increased to £1,548,000 (2016: £1,433,000) and represents the equivalent of 16 per cent of sales in the period (2016: 16 per cent). Our commitment to the continuing enhancement of our current market leading construction software portfolio reflects Elecosoft's policy commitment to our customers to maintain and enhance our software offering worldwide now under the strong Elecosoft brand.

 

Development expenditure capitalised in the period was £494,000 (2016: £175,000).  The capitalised development projects are spread across Germany, Sweden and the UK with the majority of our latest investment programs involving the introduction of SaaS web applications, which will enhance our project management and site management offerings. 

 

Trading Highlights

 

We continued to make progress in the period, with the integration of ICON following the acquisition in October 2016. I am therefore pleased to report that Elecosoft's IconSystem® which is the market leading Property Information Management system in the retail sector, is now becoming recognised in other property management sectors.  It gives us pleasure to mention that McCarthy & Stone, the UK's leading retirement housebuilder, has pioneered the use of IconSystem® to improve its planning, design, fabrication, construction regimes and also to improve the co-ordination of its build process and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate McCarthy & Stone on its achievement in winning the prestigious 'Digital Construction Award', which was presented at the recent Construction Excellence Awards.

 

In the UK, we focused on sales and support efforts to our existing customers by concentrating on the provision to them of software tools fully scoped for their businesses and as a consequence, we noted that our Powerproject BIM and Site Progress Mobile programs gained more acceptance in the construction industry. We successfully launched our SaaS offering of Powerproject® in the UK in the period. Product updates in Powerproject® and BIM were also demonstrated and well received by our client base in the UK at eight national user forums, which attracted more than 300 attendees.

 

Our Swedish colleagues also succeeded in securing major orders in Australia and Canada for the sale of Staircon®, Elecosoft's leading staircase design and manufacturing software.

 

Management Changes

 

Graham Spratling resigned as Finance Director of Elecosoft in January after ten years of service with the Group and we wish him well. His successor, David Pearson, who joined the Group in February 2017 left the Group in August 2017 and we have taken steps to recruit a new Finance Director as his replacement. Our Nominations Committee is currently undertaking a search for a new Finance Director and will announce his or her appointment in due course.

 

I would like to welcome Kevin Craig's appointment as a Non-Executive Director on 27 March 2017. Kevin Craig, aged 45, is Founder and CEO of PLMR which is one of the UK's top communication firms. Kevin has spent his career across the public and private sector advising a whole range of clients from political lobbying, PR to crisis management. Most recently Kevin has been involved with a number of significant transactions across the healthcare and infrastructure sectors.

 

Also, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Anders Karlsson as an Executive Director on 27 March 2017. Per Erik Anders Karlsson (Anders), aged 52, has over 23 years' experience across the software development, digital and industrials sectors and has held numerous Chief Executive and board level positions during his career. Anders is CEO of the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Consultec Elecosoft AB, overseeing the successful expansion phase of the company's lifecycle. Previously he held similar senior roles within the software development and digital space including CEO of Zone Systems between 2010 and 2014 and Managing Director at Consultec Byggprogram AB between 2005 and 2010. Anders has also held a board position at Visit Skelleftea.

 

Dividend

 

Having regards to Elecosoft's strong trading performance and cash generation in the period under review and a good start to the second half, the Board has decided to declare an increased scrip dividend of 0.20p per ordinary share or alternative cash dividend of 0.20p per ordinary share (2016: cash dividend 0.15p) an increase of 33%, covered 5.5 times by unaudited earnings for the period of 1.1p per ordinary share.

 

The scrip reference price is 43.25p calculated from the average of the closing price for an ordinary share of the company as derived from the daily official list of the London Stock Exchange during the period of five dealing days ending 22 September 2017.The interim dividend will be paid on 6 November 2017 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 6 October 2017 and the ex-dividend date will be 5 October 2017.

 

Outlook

 

Elecosoft delivered a positive performance in the first six months of 2017, with growth in all geographic regions and we have enjoyed an excellent start to the second half. However, we are not complacent and we will remain focused and we will make every effort to meet any challenging and uncertain conditions that may arise in the markets we serve. In doing so, we will continue to concentrate our efforts on the development of the market leading software programs that our customers require and in doing so, I am confident that as we do so, we shall be able to rely, as we always do, on the close co-operation of our customers, for which we thank them. 

 

I am confident that our decision to unify all our software brands under the Elecosoft brand. This will facilitate the cross-selling of our present product range to the construction industry in the markets we serve. It will also assist us to accelerate the implementation of the marketing and communications strategies in markets other than the construction markets in which we have concentrated our efforts thus far.  Thus, we regard the adoption of Elecosoft as our unifying brand as a momentous and positive step for Elecosoft plc, which will benefit our customers, our employees and our shareholders, and we look forward to the future with confidence.

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Income Statement

For the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(restated)

 

 

Revenue

 

 

3,4

10,010

 

8,769

 

17,795

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

 

(1,293)

 

(1,179)

 

(2,374)

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

8,717

 

7,590

 

15,421

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses before amortisation of intangible assets, acquisition expenses and termination payments

 

(7,238)

 

(6,597)

 

(12,818)

 

 

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

(420)

 

(283)

 

(631)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses before acquisition expenses and termination payments

(7,658)

 

(6,880)

 

(13,449)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit before acquisition expenses and termination payments

1,059

 

710

 

1,972

 

 

Acquisition expenses

 

 

-

 

-

 

(212)

 

 

Former Directors' termination payments

 

-

 

(109)

 

(166)

 

 

Selling and administrative expenses

 

(7,658)

 

(6,989)

 

(13,827)

 

 

Operating profit

4,5

1,059

 

601

 

1,594

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

 

6

-

 

2

 

3

 

 

Finance cost

 

 

6

(52)

 

(46)

 

(93)

 

 

Profit before tax

 

 

1,007

 

557

 

1,504

 

 

Tax

 

 

 

(203)

 

(126)

 

(261)

 

 

Profit for the financial period

 

 

804

 

431

 

1,243

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

 

 

804

 

431

 

1,243

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

7

1.1

p

0.6

p

1.7

p

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

7

1.0

p

0.6

p

1.6

p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

For the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year  Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

Profit for the period

 

 

804

 

431

 

1,243

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that will be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Translation differences on foreign operations

 

(23)

 

76

 

92

 

 

Other comprehensive income net of tax

 

(23)

 

76

 

92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

781

 

507

 

1,335

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity holders of the parent

 

 

781

 

507

 

1,335

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

For the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Translation reserve

Other reserve

Retained earnings

Total

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

At 1 January 2017

771

578

(80)

(339)

8,786

9,716

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

-

-

-

-

(135)

(135)

 

 

Share-based payments

-

-

-

6

-

6

 

 

Transactions with owners

-

-

-

6

(135)

(129)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

804

804

 

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of net investments in foreign operations

-

-

(23)

-

-

(23)

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

(23)

-

804

781

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2017 (unaudited)

771

578

(103)

(333)

9,455

10,368

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Translation reserve

Other reserve

Retained earnings

Total

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

At 1 January 2016

749

-

(172)

(338)

7,654

7,893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based payments

-

-

-

(9)

-

(9)

 

 

Transactions with owners

-

-

-

(9)

-

(9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

431

431

 

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of net investments in foreign operations

-

-

76

-

-

76

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

76

-

431

507

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016 (unaudited)

749

-

(96)

(347)

8,085

8,391

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Translation reserve

Other reserve

Retained earnings

Total

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

At 1 January 2016

749

-

(172)

(338)

7,654

7,893

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

-

-

-

-

(111)

(111)

 

 

Share-based payments

-

-

-

13

-

13

 

 

Elimination of cancelled share-based payments

-

-

-

(14)

-

(14)

 

 

Issue of share capital

22

578

-

-

-

600

 

 

Transactions with owners

22

578

-

(1)

(111)

488

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

1,243

1,243

 

 

Other comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of net investments in foreign operations

-

-

92

-

-

92

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

92

-

1,243

1,335

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 December 2016

771

578

(80)

(339)

8,786

9,716

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

At 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

 

 

 

 

11,487

 

10,237

 

11,469

 

 

Other intangible assets

 

 

9

3,434

 

1,899

 

3,321

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

786

 

596

 

868

 

 

Total non-current assets

 

 

15,707

 

12,732

 

15,658

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 

 

 

3

 

5

 

11

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

 

2,871

 

2,679

 

3,674

 

 

Current tax assets

 

 

 

77

 

213

 

67

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

3,510

 

2,540

 

2,576

 

 

Total current assets

 

 

 

6,461

 

5,437

 

6,328

 

 

Total assets

 

 

 

22,168

 

18,169

 

21,986

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank overdraft

 

 

10

(179)

 

(541)

 

(339)

 

 

Borrowings

 

 

 

10

(790)

 

(750)

 

(790)

 

 

Obligations under finance leases

 

 

(123)

 

(158)

 

(163)

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

(1,050)

 

(1,068)

 

(1,459)

 

 

Provisions

 

 

 

 

(243)

 

(116)

 

(228)

 

 

Current tax liabilities

 

 

 

(233)

 

(73)

 

(89)

 

 

Accruals and deferred income

 

11

(6,398)

 

(5,898)

 

(6,003)

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

(9,016)

 

(8,604)

 

(9,071)

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

 

 

 

10

(1,975)

 

(597)

 

(2,370)

 

 

Obligations under finance leases

 

 

(184)

 

(192)

 

(218)

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

 

(584)

 

(218)

 

(570)

 

 

Non-current provisions

 

 

 

(41)

 

(167)

 

(41)

 

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

 

(2,784)

 

(1,174)

 

(3,199)

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

 

(11,800)

 

(9,778)

 

(12,270)

 

 

Net assets

 

 

 

 

10,368

 

8,391

 

9,716

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

771

 

749

 

771

 

 

Share premium account

 

 

 

578

 

-

 

578

 

 

Translation reserve

 

 

 

(103)

 

(96)

 

(80)

 

 

Other reserve

 

 

 

(333)

 

(347)

 

(339)

 

 

Retained earnings

 

 

 

9,455

 

8,085

 

8,786

 

 

Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent

10,368

 

8,391

 

9,716

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

Year Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

(unaudited)

 

(unaudited)

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax

 

 

 

1,006

 

557

 

1,504

 

 

Net finance costs

 

 

52

 

43

 

90

 

 

Depreciation charge

 

 

119

 

79

 

207

 

 

Amortisation charge

 

 

420

 

283

 

631

 

 

Profit on sale of property, plant and equipment

 

(8)

 

(20)

 

(28)

 

 

Share-based payment charge

 

 

6

 

(9)

 

13

 

 

Decrease in provisions

 

 

(5)

 

(60)

 

(75)

 

 

Cash generated in operations before working capital movements

1,590

 

873

 

2,342

 

 

Decrease in trade and other receivables

 

891

 

958

 

403

 

 

Decrease/(increase) in inventories and work in progress

8

 

5

 

(1)

 

 

Decrease in trade and other payables

 

(212)

 

(397)

 

(322)

 

 

Cash generated in operations

 

 

2,277

 

1,439

 

2,422

 

 

Interest paid

 

 

 

(54)

 

(50)

 

(85)

 

 

Interest received

 

 

 

-

 

2

 

3

 

 

Net income tax paid

 

 

(50)

 

(101)

 

(17)

 

 

Net cash inflow from operating activities

 

2,173

 

1,290

 

2,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase of intangible assets

 

 

(531)

 

(218)

 

(754)

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(62)

 

(128)

 

(449)

 

 

Acquisition of subsidiary undertakings net of cash acquired

 

-

 

(63)

 

(1,700)

 

 

Proceeds from sale of property, plant, equipment and intangible assets

 

96

 

48

 

100

 

 

Net cash outflow from investing activities

 

(497)

 

(361)

 

(2,803)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from new bank loan

 

 

-

 

-

 

3,160

 

 

Repayment of bank loans

 

 

(395)

 

(375)

 

(1,722)

 

 

Repayments of obligations under finance leases

 

(133)

 

(73)

 

(153)

 

 

Equity dividends paid

 

 

(135)

 

-

 

(111)

 

 

Net cash (outflow)/inflow from financing activities

(663)

 

(448)

 

1,174

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

1,013

 

481

 

694

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

2,237

 

1,283

 

1,283

 

 

Effects of changes in foreign exchange rates

 

81

 

235

 

260

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

3,331

 

1,999

 

2,237

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents comprise:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and short term deposits

 

 

3,510

 

2,540

 

2,576

 

 

Bank overdrafts

 

 

 

(179)

 

(541)

 

(339)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,331

 

1,999

 

2,237

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

1. General information

 

The company is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in the UK. The address of its registered office is 66 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4HB.

 

The company is listed on the Alternative Investment Market ("AIM")

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial information does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The Group's consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 have been filed at Companies House. The audit report was not qualified and did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or section 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

 

2. Basis of preparation

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months to 30 June 2017 have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies which will be applied in the twelve months financial statements to 31 December 2017. These accounting policies are drawn up in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board and as adopted for use in the European Union that are effective at 30 June 2017.

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements are unaudited and have not been subject to review. They do not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements, and therefore should be read in conjunction with the Group's published financial statements as at 31 December 2016. The comparative figures for the year ended 31 December 2016 are not the Company's statutory accounts for that period but have been extracted from these accounts.

 

The condensed consolidated interim income statement for 2016 was restated for the reclassification of a director's termination payment that was accrued in December 2016. These costs were reclassified to directors' termination payments in the income statement.  

 

The Directors, having considered the Group's current financial resources, have concluded that they are adequate for the Group's present requirements. Therefore, the condensed consolidated interim financial information has been prepared on the going concern basis. 

 

New accounting standards and interpretations are effective for the first time in the current period but have had no impact on the results or financial position of the Group. Furthermore, new standards, new interpretations and amendments to standards and interpretations that have been issued but are not effective for the current period have not been adopted early.

 

 

Estimates

Application of the Group's accounting policies in preparing condensed consolidated interim financial statements requires management to make judgements and estimates that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses.  Actual results may ultimately differ from these estimates.

 

In preparing these condensed consolidated interim financial statements, the significant judgements made by management in applying the Group's accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as those that applied to the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Risks and uncertainties

A summary of the Group's principal risks and uncertainties was set out on page 21 of the 2016 annual report and accounts. The Board considers these risks and uncertainties are still relevant to the current financial year and the impact of changes in the UK economy is reviewed in the Chairman's statement contained in this report.

 

The Interim Report was approved by the Directors on 20 September 2017.

 

3. Revenue

Revenue disclosed in the income statement is analysed as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year ended

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licence sales

 

2,859

 

2,738

 

4,955

 

 

Recurring maintenance and support revenue

4,847

 

4,102

 

8,622

 

 

Services income

 

2,304

 

1,929

 

4,218

 

 

 

 

10,010

 

8,769

 

17,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Segmental information

 

Operating segments

The Group comprises of software business activity only and as such the information is presented in line with management information, as one segment.

 

 

Adjusted operating profit represents operating profit before tangible asset depreciation, expensed product development costs, intangible asset amortisation, acquisition expenses and former director's termination payments. Development project costs are expensed as incurred unless they meet the accounting policy requirements for capitalisation. The projects capitalised in the six months to 30 June 2017 are explained in the Chairman's Statement and the accounting policy requirements are set out on page 47 of the 2016 annual report and accounts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (restated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year ended

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

Revenue

 

10,010

 

8,769

 

17,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit

 

2,652

 

2,330

 

4,778

 

 

Depreciation charge

 

(119)

 

(79)

 

(207)

 

 

Product development costs

 

(1,054)

 

(1,258)

 

(1,968)

 

 

Operating profit before amortisation of intangible assets, acquisition expenses and termination payments

1,479

 

993

 

2,603

 

 

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

(420)

 

(283)

 

(631)

 

 

Acquisition expenses

 

-

 

-

 

(212)

 

 

Former Director's termination payments

-

 

(109)

 

(166)

 

 

Operating profit

 

1,059

 

601

 

1,594

 

 

Net finance cost

 

(52)

 

(44)

 

(90)

 

 

Segment profit before tax

 

1,007

 

557

 

1,504

 

 

Tax

 

(203)

 

(126)

 

(261)

 

 

Segment profit after tax

 

804

 

431

 

1,243

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product development costs expensed

 

(1,054)

 

(1,258)

 

(1,968)

 

 

Internal development costs capitalised

(494)

 

(175)

 

(625)

 

 

Total development costs

 

(1,548)

 

(1,433)

 

(2,593)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

1,059

 

601

 

1,594

 

 

Amortisation of intangible assets

 

420

 

283

 

631

 

 

Depreciation charge

 

119

 

79

 

207

 

 

EBITDA

 

1,598

 

963

 

2,432

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geographical, product and sales channel information

Revenue by geographical segment represents revenue from external customers based upon the geographical location of the customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

 Year ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK

 

 

3,325

 

2,825

 

5,498

 

 

Scandinavia

 

 

3,638

 

3,451

 

6,745

 

 

Germany

 

 

1,565

 

1,425

 

2,982

 

 

USA

 

 

350

 

236

 

601

 

 

Rest of Europe

 

 

999

 

717

 

1,653

 

 

Rest of World

 

 

133

 

115

 

316

 

 

 

 

 

10,010

 

8,769

 

17,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue by product group represents revenue from external customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year ended

 

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project management

 

 

4,559

 

4,272

 

8,452

 

 

Site management

 

 

225

 

229

 

474

 

 

Estimating

 

 

1,521

 

1,507

 

2,964

 

 

Engineering

 

 

1,672

 

1,389

 

2,827

 

 

CAD/Design

 

 

562

 

573

 

1,137

 

 

Visualisation

 

 

979

 

799

 

1,821

 

 

Information management

 

 

492

 

-

 

120

 

 

 

 

 

10,010

 

8,769

 

17,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Group utilises resellers to access certain markets. Revenue by sales channel represents revenue from external customers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year ended

 

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct

 

 

9,398

 

8,273

 

16,674

 

 

Reseller

 

 

612

 

496

 

1,121

 

 

 

 

 

10,010

 

8,769

 

17,795

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Operating profit

Operating profit for the period is after charging/(crediting) the following items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year ended

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Software product development

1,054

 

1,258

 

1,968

 

 

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

119

 

79

 

207

 

 

Amortisation of intangible assets acquired

255

 

173

 

389

 

 

Amortisation of capitalised development costs

165

 

110

 

242

 

 

Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment

(8)

 

(20)

 

(28)

 

 

Foreign exchange (gains)/losses

13

 

(10)

 

(73)

 

 

Acquisition expenses

 

-

 

-

 

212

 

 

Directors termination payment

-

 

109

 

166

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Net finance (cost)/income

Finance income and costs disclosed in the income statement is set out below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

Finance income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Bank and other interest receivable

-

 

2

 

3

 

 

Finance costs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Bank overdraft and loan interest

(49)

 

(41)

 

(84)

 

 

  Finance leases and hire purchase contracts

(3)

 

(5)

 

(9)

 

 

Total net finance cost

 

(52)

 

(44)

 

(90)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Earnings per share

The calculations of the earnings per share are based on profit after tax attributable to the ordinary equity shareholders of the Company and the weighted average number of shares in issue for the reporting period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended

 

 

 

 

six months to 30 June

 

31 December

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to shareholders

 

£804,000

 

£431,000

 

£1,243,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic weighted average number of shares

76,192,757

 

73,970,534

 

74,433,243

 

 

Dilutive effect of share options

 

1,028,721

 

294,000

 

1,029,000

 

 

Diluted weighted average number of shares

77,221,478

 

74,264,534

 

75,462,243

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

1.1

p

0.6

p

1.7

p

 

Diluted earnings per share

 

1.0

p

0.6

p

1.6

p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares held by the Employee Share Ownership Trust are excluded from the weighted average number of shares in the period.

 

8. Dividends

The Board have recommended the payment of an interim scrip dividend of 0.20p per ordinary share or cash dividend alternative of 0.20p per ordinary share (2016 H1: cash dividend 0.15p) Dividends of £134,000 (2016 H1: £nil) were paid during the six months to June 2017.

 

 

9. Other intangible assets

Other intangible assets comprise capitalised development costs, acquired customer relationships and purchased intangible assets. Additions in the six months to 30 June 2017 represent purchased intangible assets of £37,000 (2016: £43,000) and internal development costs capitalised of £494,000 (2016: £175,000) Internal development relates to software development projects that meet the accounting policy criteria for capitalisation. 

 

 

10. Borrowings

The bank loans and overdrafts are repayable as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at 30 June

at 30 June

at 31 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2016

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

In one year or less

 

 

969

1,291

1,129

 

 

Between one and two years

 

790

597

790

 

 

Between two and five years

 

1,185

-

1,580

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,944

1,888

3,499

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. Accruals and deferred income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at 30 June

at 30 June

at 31 December

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2016

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

Accruals

 

 

 

1,760

1,696

1,602

 

 

Deferred income

 

 

4,638

4,202

4,401

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,398

5,898

6,003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred income represents income from software maintenance and support contracts and is taken to revenue in the income statement on a straight line basis in line with the service and obligations over the term of the contract.

 

 

12. Related Party Disclosures

Transactions between Group undertakings, which are related parties, have been eliminated on consolidation and are not disclosed in this note.

 

The Directors of the Company had no material transactions with the Company during the six months to 30 June 2017, other than a result of service agreements. An amount of £3,000 (2016: £3,000) was paid to JHB Ketteley & Co Limited for a contribution to the office costs at Burnham-on-Crouch.

 

 

 

 

 

 For further information please contact:

 

 

 

 

Elecosoft plc

JHB Ketteley, Executive Chairman

Jonathan Hunter, Group Marketing & Business Development Director

www.elecosoft.com

 Tel: 0207 422 0044

 

 

 

 

finnCap Ltd

 

Adrian Hargrave / Kate Bannatyne (Corporate Finance)

Camille Gochez (Corporate Broking)

Tel: 0207 220 0500

 

 

 

Redleaf Communications

 

Elisabeth Cowell / David Ison

/ Fiona Norman

Tel: 0207 382 4730

elecosoft@redleafpr.com

 

 


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