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Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2018

30 July 2018

XP Power, one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of critical power control solutions for the electronics industry, today announces its interim results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2018.


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  Six months ended Six months ended
  30 June 2018 30 June 2017
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Highlights    
     
Order intake £101.4m £93.4m
Revenue Turnover £93.2m £80.2m
Gross margin 46.7% 46.9%
Interim dividend per share (see Note 8) 33.0p 31.0p
Adjusted    
Adjusted operating margin1 22.2% 21.7%
Adjusted profit before income tax1 £20.3m £17.3m
Adjusted profit attributable to equity holders2 £16.3m £13.0m
Adjusted diluted earnings per share (see Note 9)2 83.7p 67.3p
Reported    
Operating margin 20.3% 18.1%
Profit before income tax £18.5m £14.4m
Profit attributable to equity holders £14.6m £10.9m
Diluted earnings per share 74.9p 56.4p

We assess the Group's performance using various alternative performance measures which are not defined under IFRS. We use these to provide readers with additional useful information on the underlying trends and performance of the Group. Reconciliations of these measures can be found in Note 5 in the notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements.

1 Adjusted for £0.4 million for completed acquisition costs (1H 2017: £2.8 million of acquisition costs, both completed and aborted), intangibles amortisation of £1.0 million (excluding amortisation for development costs) (1H 2017: £0.1 million) and changes in accounting policy of £0.4 million (1H 2017: nil)

2 Adjusted for £0.4 million for completed acquisition costs (1H 2017: £2.8 million of acquisition costs, both completed and aborted), intangibles amortisation of £1.0 million (excluding amortisation for development costs) (1H 2017: £0.1 million), non-recurring tax benefits of £0.1 million (1H 2017: £0.8 million) and changes in accounting policy of £0.4 million (1H 2017: nil).

  • Strong first half performance, with continued momentum in orders and revenues as new design wins enter production, and our global capital equipment markets currently buoyant
  • Order intake increased by 9% to £101.4 million (+17% in constant currency and 10% on a like-for-like basis in constant currency)
  • Revenue increased by 16% to £93.2 million (+25% increase in constant currency and 13% on a like-for-like basis in constant currency)
  • Own-design XP product revenues increased 20% on a reported basis to a record £72.6 million (1H 2017: £60.5 million), and now represent 78% of total revenues (1H 2017: 75%)
  • Supply chain exhibiting lead time extension and cost inflation on certain components - while XP's safety stocks have largely insulated the Group and its customers from these shortages to date, inflation is generating minor margin pressure and building stocks has increased the working capital associated with inventory
  • Acquisition of Glassman HV in May 2018 for US$44.5m adds a highly complementary product set of High Voltage, High Power products to the Group portfolio, expanding our addressable market significantly
  • Construction of second manufacturing facility in Vietnam on track to complete by Q4 2018, with production scheduled to come on stream in the first half of 2019
  • Dividend for the first half of 2018 of 33.0 pence per share (1H 2017: 31.0 pence per share) up 6%
  • Overall momentum has continued to build in the business with a book to bill in 1H of 1.09 (1H 2017 1.16) and the Group entered the second half with a strong order book of £85.5 million (December 2017: £80.3 million).

James Peters, Chairman, commented:

The Group has had a strong first half. Reported order intake and revenue performance for the first six months of 2018 were robust more than offsetting the impact of Sterling appreciation. The performance was a result of continuing new design wins entering their production phase and the continued buoyancy of our customers' markets."

Our strong performance is enabling us to invest part of the cash generated from this revenue growth to expand our engineering capabilities by acquisition. The acquisition of Glassman High Voltage in May 2018 added market leading High Power High Voltage products to the XP portfolio' further increasing our addressable market.

While we remain conscious of potential risks arising from component cost inflation and, macroeconomic challenges, our strong order book, combined with design wins over recent years entering production, means that the Board continues to anticipate that the Group's performance for the full year will be in line with its existing expectations."

 

Enquiries:

XP Power  
Duncan Penny, Chief Executive +44 (0)118 984 5515
Jonathan Rhodes, Finance Director  +44 (0)118 984 5515
   
Citigate Dewe Rogerson   
Kevin Smith/Jos Bieneman/Sam Stibbs +44(0)20 7638 9571

 

Note to editors

XP Power designs and manufactures power controllers, the essential hardware component in every piece of electrical equipment that converts power from the electricity grid into the right form for equipment to function.

XP Power typically designs power control solutions into the end products of major blue-chip OEMs, with a focus on the industrial (circa 42% of sales), healthcare (circa 22% of sales), semiconductor manufacturing (circa 26% of sales) and technology (circa 10% of sales) sectors. Once designed into a programme, XP Power has a revenue annuity over the life cycle of the customer's product which is typically 5 to 7 years depending on the industry sector.

XP Power has invested in research and development and its own manufacturing facilities in China and Vietnam, to develop a range of tailored products based on its own intellectual property that provide its customers with significantly improved functionality and efficiency.

Headquartered in Singapore and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since 2000, XP Power serves a global blue-chip customer base from 29 locations in Europe, North America and Asia.

For further information, please visit xppower.com

 

Interim Statement

Overview

The Group has had a good first half of 2018. Our reported order intake, revenues and earnings for the first six months of 2018 were comfortably ahead of the equivalent period in 2017, offsetting the impact of Sterling appreciation year on year. The Group benefited from the continued momentum in the capital equipment markets and, significantly, new design wins entering their production phase. The resulting solid growth in earnings and cashflow generation, and our confidence in the Group's outlook, support a further increase in the dividend.

We have continued to execute well against our strategy and are benefiting from the positive effect of design wins from our newer product introductions and our increased focus on engineering solutions which is providing more value to our customers. The successful implementation of our strategy continues to drive market share gains and we are encouraged both by the strength of our order book and our continued new programme wins. Our strong performance is enabling us to invest part of the cash generated from this revenue growth to expand our product offering and engineering capabilities by acquisition to enhance our future growth. Our acquisition of Glassman High Voltage in May 2018 is the latest step in this strategy and we are excited about its potential within the enlarged Group. We now have an enviable product portfolio of over 250 product families from low voltage to 500 kilo Volts at power levels up to 200 kilo Watts. This combined with our excellent customer support makes us the ideal choice as a power solutions provider to our target customers to power their critical systems.

Our strategy and value proposition

The Group has applied a consistent strategy of moving up the value chain and our growth derives in part from the targeting of key account customers. Once we are approved to supply these larger customers, we have a strong track record of successfully gaining a larger share of their business. We also continue to expand the breadth of our product portfolio, both organically and by acquisition, in what remains a highly fragmented sector, therefore enabling us to increase our addressable market. Since the end of 2015 we have completed three acquisitions which have allowed us to expand into the high voltage and radio frequency (RF) power market sectors increasing our addressable market by circa $2.0Bn (75%).

Our value proposition to customers is to reduce their overall costs of design, manufacture and operation. We achieve this by providing excellent sales engineering support and producing new highly reliable products that are easy to design into the customer's system, consume less power, take up less space and reduce installation times.

Our vision is to be the first-choice power solutions provider, delivering the ultimate experience for our customers and as a place of work for our people.

Acquisitions

On 25 May 2018, XP Power acquired the assets and business of Glassman High Voltage, a company based in Highbridge, New Jersey, USA, specialising in High Voltage High Power (HVHP) conversion products which it supplies to the industrial and technology sectors. Total consideration of US$44.5 million (£33.4 million) was paid in cash on completion. Revenue recognised in the period from completion to the 30 June 2018 was £1.2 million and net profit of £0.3 million in line with expectations.

HVHP is generally used in applications involved in the ionisation and acceleration of particles. Typical applications include semiconductor manufacturing equipment, vacuum/plasma processing, analytical instrumentation, medical diagnostics and test equipment. Glassman has the most comprehensive standard product portfolio in its sector, with the capabilities to provide customer specific power solutions and an excellent reputation for quality and reliability.

Comdel was acquired in September 2017, allowing the Group to enter the radio frequency (RF) power market. RF products are used in a number of semiconductor manufacturing processes, medical applications and various induction and dielectrical heating and welding applications. The business is performing in line with expectations and revenue recognised in the 6 month period to the 30 June 2018 was £7.6 million and net profit of £1.7 million.

Glassman, Comdel and XP Power share several customers, and while there is no direct overlap in product lines, the power supply solutions of these recently acquired companies are highly complementary. Both Glassman and Comdel enhance the Group's ability to implement its strategy of winning a greater share of business from its target customers by achieving wider vertical penetration of their accounts. As well as a product offering suitable for an array of applications used by some of XP Power's existing customer base, Glassman and Comdel also bring a number of new customers to the Group.

These acquisitions will enable XP Power to provide its existing customers with a comprehensive product offering in RF power generation and RF matching systems, and now high power, high voltage products. These are both product segments with robust demand fundamentals and areas in which we did not previously operate.

Our key customers can now come to one power solutions provider for all their power requirements, providing better service and allowing them to reduce their vendor base and costs.

Advisory and acquisition costs in the period were £0.4 million (1H 2017: £2.8 million acquisition costs, both completed and aborted).

Trading and Financial Review

XP Power supplies power control solutions to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") who supply the healthcare, industrial, semiconductor manufacturing and technology markets with high value, high reliability products. The increasing importance of energy efficiency for environmental, reliability and economic reasons; the necessity for ever smaller products; the accelerating rate of technological change; and the increasing proliferation of electronic equipment and semiconductor devices, have established a strong foundation for growth in demand for XP Power's products.

Order intake of £101.4 million (1H 2017: £93.4 million) was up 9% on a reported basis (17% in constant currency and 10% on a like-for-like and constant currency basis) and set another new record for the Group. The average US Dollar to Sterling exchange rate was 1.26 in the first half of 2017 compared with 1.39 in the first half of 2018 representing a 10% strengthening of Sterling. Given the majority of the Group's revenues are earned in US Dollars this decreased the reported order intake in the first half by approximately £7.1 million, or 9%, compared to the first half of 2017. In US Dollar terms, compared to the same period a year ago, Asia increased by 1%, Europe increased by 11% and North America increased by 44% (22% organic).

Order intake in the first half of 2018 exceeded revenues with a resultant book-to-bill ratio of 1.09 (1H 2017: 1.16). Overall momentum has continued to build in the business and we enter the second half of the current year with a strong order book of £85.5 million (December 2017: £80.3 million).

Reported revenues grew 16% to £93.2 million in the six months to 30 June 2018 compared to £80.2 million in the same period a year ago. When adjusting to constant currency the underlying growth was 25% or 13% on a like-for-like and a constant currency basis.

Revenues in North America were US$79.0 million (1H 2017: US$54.9 million), up 44% compared to the same period a year ago. Excluding revenues from the acquired Comdel and Glassman businesses of US$12.0 million, the organic growth rate was 22%, reflecting, in particular, the strong performance of the semiconductor equipment market. Revenues in Europe were US$41.1 million (1H 2017: US$37.0 million), up 11% on the same period a year ago (approximately half the European revenues are denominated in US Dollars). Revenues in Asia were US$9.0 million (1H 2017: US$8.9 million), up 1% compared with the same period a year ago.

Given the growing significance of the semiconductor manufacturing sector to the Group results and the favourable long term fundamentals of this market we have decided to disclose our revenues from this sector separately within our segmental reporting for the first time. All sectors remain buoyant suggesting that the broad recovery we have seen in capital equipment markets in 2017 is continuing into 2018.

On a sector basis, revenues from healthcare customers grew by 14% to US$28.0 million (1H 2017: US$24.6 million). Revenues from industrial customers increased by 10% to US$54.1 million (1H 2017: US$49.2 million). Revenues from technology customers grew 13% to US$12.4 million (1H 2017: US$11.0 million). Revenues from semiconductor manufacturing customers increased by 115% to US$34.6 million (1H 2017: US$16.1 million). The acquisitions of Comdel and Glassman contributed US$8.6 million to 2018 semiconductor manufacturing revenues so the organic growth rate of the semiconductor manufacturing sector was 68%. This robust organic growth rate was underpinned by a number of new programme wins by our engineering solutions group entering into production, expanding our market share. Notwithstanding this performance our market share remains very low in this attractive segment, highlighting the future growth opportunity. The semiconductor manufacturing sector has highly attractive growth prospects which are being driven by the growth of big data, augmented intelligence and the internet of things.

XP Power's expansion of its capabilities into higher voltages, higher power and RF power have made us an attractive power solutions provider to the many healthcare and semiconductor manufacturers who use these type of products and value our engineering solutions capability.

In terms of overall revenue for the first half of 2018, industrial represented 42% (1H 2017: 49%), technology represented 10% (1H 2017: 11%), healthcare represented 22% (1H 2017: 24%) and semiconductor manufacturing represented 26% (1H 2017: 16%).

Our customer base remains highly diversified with the largest customer accounting for only 16% of revenue, spread over 140 different programmes/part numbers.

Margins

Gross margin in the first half of 2018 was 46.7% (1H 2017: 46.9%). Against a background of buoyant market conditions, we are now seeing some shortages of components together with component price inflation. To date our safety stocks have largely insulated us and our customers from these shortages but this caused a minor margin decline in the first half of 2018, although this was partially offset by the effect of strengthening Sterling. We are continuing to manage our component inventory tightly, building in a sufficient margin of safety stock on critical lines wherever possible in order to support our customers.

As Sterling strengthens, our reported revenues decrease due to translation but so do our cost of sales although at a greater rate as a higher proportion of the cost of sales are non-Sterling denominated than our revenues. The result is lower gross margins in absolute terms but the gross margin percentage increases. The average exchange rate for converting US Dollars into Sterling in the period was 1.39 in the first half of 2018 (1H 2017: 1.26); a strengthening of 10%. We also have revenues in Euro with costs in US Dollars. The average exchange rate for converting Euro into Sterling in the period was 1.14 in the first half of 2018 (1H 2017: 1.17); a 3% weakening of Sterling. We estimate that the effect of a stronger Sterling increased the gross margin percentage by 170 basis points.

Operating expenses in the first half were £23.2 million (1H 2017: £20.2 million) after deducting £1.0 million of intangibles amortisation (1H 2017: £0.1 million) and £0.4 million of advisory and acquisition costs (1H 2017: £2.8 million of acquisition costs, both completed and aborted). Again, there is a significant translation effect from the strengthening of Sterling versus the US Dollar comparing the first half of 2018 with the first half of 2017. We estimate that this translation effect decreased reported operating expenses by approximately £1.9 million. In addition, we had the full period cost impact of operating expenses of Comdel, and those from Glassman from late May 2018, which totalled £1.3 million.

We are engaging in ever more complicated programmes with many of our key customers. These customers value XP Power's engineering solutions and power conversion expertise to get their products to market more quickly and solve their power-related challenges. Systems are becoming more complex and there is increasing demand for power conversion solutions that communicate with both the customers' applications and with the outside world as the concept of an Internet of Things promulgates. This area of the market allows us to add more value to our customers' engineering teams and is less crowded with low cost Asian competition. As such, we continue to reinvest part of the cash returns generated from our growth to fund further expansion of our engineering capabilities, particularly our engineering solutions groups in Asia, Europe and North America.

Gross product development spend was £6.6 million (1H 2017: £5.5 million), £2.8 million of which was capitalised (1H 2017: £2.0 million), and £1.4 million amortised (1H 2017: £1.2 million). We will continue to invest in engineering resources to drive future revenue growth.

Notwithstanding our investment in additional customer support and engineering resources, we continue to achieve an adjusted operating margin of 22.2% (1H 2017: 21.7%) highlighting the strength of our business model.

Taxation

The tax charge for the period was £3.8 million (1H 2017: £3.2 million) which represents an effective tax rate of 20.5% (1H 2017: 22.2%) following the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the United States. We have used an effective tax rate of 18.7% to compute the adjusted earnings per share.

We currently expect our future tax rate to be in the range of 17% to 19% depending on the geographic distribution of our future profits.

Financial Position

Class-leading gross and operating margins and modest capital requirements continue resulting in strong performance. The impact the abovementioned supply chain dynamic has resulted in increased level of working capital particularly inventories. After payment of the 2017 final dividend and the £33.4 million cash consideration for the Glassman acquisition our net debt was £46.5 million at 30 June 2018. This compares with net debt of £9.0 million at 31 December 2017 and net cash of £8.0 million at 30 June 2017.

Product Development

New products are fundamental to our revenue growth. The broader our product offering, the more opportunity we have to increase revenues by expanding our available market. As expected, the significant number of new product families introduced over the last three years has yet to have a material impact on our revenues, given the time lag from launch to production. This is due to the lengthy design-in cycles required by our customers to qualify the power converter in their equipment, as well as by the requirement to gain the necessary safety agency approvals.

XP launched 12 new product families in the first half of 2018 (1H 2017: 14). We continue to lead our industry on the introduction of high efficiency, "green" products, with 11 of those new products released in the first half of 2018 having high efficiency and/or low stand-by power.

Revenue from own-design products was £72.6 million (1H 2017: £60.5 million) and now represents 78% of total revenue (1H 2017: 75%).

With larger customers continuing to reduce the number of vendors they deal with, XP Power's broad product offering, excellent global engineering support, in-house manufacturing capability and industry-leading environmental credentials leave the Group well-placed to secure further preferred supplier agreements. The addition of RF power and high voltage/high power products to our range via the acquisitions of Comdel and Glassman further enhances this proposition.

Manufacturing Progress

XP Power's move into manufacturing in 2006 has been instrumental in enabling the Group to win approved and preferred supplier status with new Blue-Chip customers who value suppliers that have complete control over their supply chain and product manufacture to ensure the highest levels of quality and agility.

To supplement our original Chinese manufacturing facility in Kunshan near Shanghai, our Vietnamese manufacturing facility, located in Ho Chi Minh City, began production of its first magnetic components in March 2012 and is now producing the majority of the Group's magnetics.

Producing our own magnetic components in Vietnam is helping us mitigate the rise of Chinese labour costs. In addition, extending vertical integration to the critical magnetic components used in power converters is seen as an additional value proposition by many of our customers, notably in the healthcare and high reliability industrial sectors.

In the fourth quarter of 2014 we began production of the first complete power converters in Vietnam. We now have 282 (1H 2017: 259) part numbers approved for production in Vietnam with more in the pipeline. XP manufactured 716,900 (1H 2017: 693,000) power converters in total during the first half of 2018 and 504,800 (1H 2017: 416,000) of these were produced in Vietnam. We expect the proportion of power converters produced in Vietnam to increase further as we transfer more products to that facility. Kunshan will focus on the higher power, higher complexity products.

In October 2017 we commenced construction of a second factory on our existing site in Vietnam. We expect construction to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year, with production scheduled to come on stream in the first half of 2019. We estimate that our existing Asian manufacturing facilities have the capacity to produce approximately US$170 million of end revenue of our own manufactured products. The second facility in Vietnam will add an additional capability of approximately US$130 million of revenue.

We estimate the cost of the Vietnam II building and the initial equipment set to be approximately US$6.5 million of which US$1.5 million has been incurred to date.

Dividend

The Company makes quarterly dividend payments. Our strong cash flow and confidence in the Group's prospects have enabled us to increase total dividends for the first half by 6% to 33.0 pence per share (1H 2017: 31.0 pence per share).

The first quarter dividend payment of 16.0 pence per share was made on 11 July 2018. The second quarter dividend of 17.0 pence per share will be paid on 11 October 2018 to shareholders on the register at 14 September 2018.

The compound average growth rate in dividends over the last 10 years has been 13%.

Brexit and the impact of Tariff changes

The Group is monitoring the progress on Brexit negotiations and has plans in place to ensure continued effective operations in the event of any conceivable scenario. We are also tracking the ongoing Global Tariff movements and the impact they may have on both components and finished power supplies; at this stage the impact is envisaged to be minimal. In the event that either Brexit or Tariff changes do impact the business or operations the Group will take actions to address.

Environmental Impact and "Green XP Power" products

XP Power has placed improved environmental performance at the heart of its operations both in terms of minimising the impact its activities have on the environment and, as importantly, in its product development strategy.

We have developed a class-leading portfolio of green products with efficiencies up to 95% and many of these products also have low stand-by power (a feature to reduce the power consumed while the end equipment is not operational but in stand-by mode). Revenues for these ultra-high efficiency "Green XP Power" products continue to grow and are up by 5% on a reported basis to £19.7 million (1H 2017: £18.8 million) representing 21% of total revenue (1H 2017: 23%). The RF power products added to our portfolio as a result of the acquisition of Comdel are not classified as "Green XP Power" products.

Outlook

We have made a strong start to 2018, with the momentum of 2017 continuing into the first half of the current year. Our book-to-bill ratio in the first half of 2018 was robust at 1.09 and customer open order books totalled £85.5 million at the period end. We are confident that our new product releases and design wins, particularly from our engineering solutions groups, will support our revenue growth. While we remain mindful of potential risks arising from inflationary pressure in component prices and, global macroeconomic challenges, the Board expects the Group's performance for the full year will be in line with its existing expectations.

The acquisitions of Comdel and Glassman have dramatically expanded the Group's product portfolio and we are now able to offer a full suite of products across low power, high power and radio frequency. Our expanded capability leaves the Group well placed to take a larger share of the business available at our key accounts where we already have approved or preferred status, in line with our strategy.

We believe we are well along the path to achieving our vision of becoming the first choice power solutions provider to our existing and target customer base.

 

Independent review report to XP Power Limited
Report on review of interim financial information

Introduction

We have reviewed the accompanying condensed consolidated financial information of XP Power Limited ("the Company") and its subsidiaries ("the Group") set out on pages 11 to 32, which comprise the condensed consolidated balance sheet of the Group as at 30 June 2018, the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income, changes in equity and cash flows for the 6-month period then ended and the related notes. Management is responsible for the preparation and presentation of this condensed consolidated interim financial information in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority. Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on this interim financial information based on our review.

Scope of Review

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements 2410, Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity. A review of interim financial information consists of making inquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures.

A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report, which comprise the "Interim Results" set out on pages 1 to 3, "Interim Statement" set out on pages 4 to 9 and "Risks and uncertainties" set out on pages 33 to 34, and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the financial information.

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the accompanying condensed consolidated interim financial information is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants
Singapore,

30 July 2018

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income
For the six months ended 30 June 2018

£ Millions Note Six months ended
30 June 2018
(Unaudited)
Six months ended
30 June 2017
(Unaudited)
       
Revenue 5 93.2 80.2
Cost of sales 6 (49.7) (42.6)
Gross profit   43.5 37.6
       
Expenses      
Distribution and marketing 6 (18.3) (15.0)
Administrative 6 (1.1) (3.4)
Research and development 6 (5.2) (4.7)
Operating profit   18.9 14.5
       
Finance charge 6 (0.4) (0.1)
Profit before income tax   18.5 14.4
       
Income tax expense 7 (3.8) (3.2)
Profit after income tax   14.7 11.2
       
Other comprehensive income:      
       
Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:      
Cash flow hedges   0.5 (0.6)
Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations   1.3 (0.9)
Other comprehensive income/(loss), net of tax   1.8 (1.5)
       
Total comprehensive income   16.5 9.7
       
Profit attributable to:      
- Equity holders of the Company   14.6 10.9
- Non-controlling interests   0.1 0.3
    14.7 11.2
       
Total comprehensive income attributable to:      
- Equity holders of the Company   16.3 9.4
- Non-controlling interests   0.2 0.3
    16.5 9.7
       
Earnings per share attributable to equity holders of the Company   Pence per
Share
Pence per
Share
       
Basic 9 76.4 57.2
Diluted 9 74.9 56.4

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

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
As at 30 June 2018

£ Millions Note At 30
June 2018
(Unaudited)
At 31
December 
2017
At 30
June 2017
(Unaudited)
ASSETS        
Current assets        
Corporate tax recoverable   2.5 2.9 -
Cash and cash equivalents 11 12.1 15.0 11.3
Inventories   50.6 37.8 33.0
Trade receivables   30.0 23.8 23.2
Other current assets   5.2 3.8 2.3
Derivative financial instruments   0.3 0.2 -
Total current assets   100.7 83.5 69.8
Non-current assets        
Goodwill   56.4 40.4 37.5
Intangible assets 10 35.9 23.5 15.9
Property, plant and equipment   27.9 22.5 19.5
Deferred income tax assets   1.4 1.4 0.4
ESOP loans to employees   0.2 0.3 0.4
Total non-current assets   121.8 88.1 73.7
Total assets   222.5 171.6 143.5
LIABILITIES        
Current liabilities        
Current income tax liabilities   4.1 3.5 3.1
Trade and other payables   28.0 21.4 22.2
Borrowings 12 - - 3.3
Derivative financial instruments   0.2 0.2 0.1
Total current liabilities   32.3 25.1 28.7
Non-current liabilities        
Accrued consideration   1.6 1.4 1.5
Borrowings 12 58.6 24.0 -
Deferred income tax liabilities   4.6 4.2 4.6
Total non-current liabilities   64.8 29.6 6.1
Total liabilities   97.1 54.7 34.8
NET ASSETS   125.4 116.9 108.7
EQUITY        
Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company        
Share capital   27.2 27.2 27.2
Merger reserve   0.2 0.2 0.2
Treasury shares   1.4 0.4 0.1
Hedging reserve   0.3 (0.2)   (0.3)
Translation reserve   0.8 (0.4) 2.6
Other reserve   (0.8) (0.8) -
Retained earnings   95.4 89.6 78.0
    124.5 116.0 107.8
Non-controlling interests   0.9 0.9 0.9
TOTAL EQUITY   125.4 116.9 108.7

The above condensed consolidated balance sheet should be read in conjunction with the accompany notes.

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity
For the six months ended 30 June 2018

£ Millions

    Attributable to equity holders of the Company    
  Note Share
capital
Treasury
shares
Merger
reserve
Hedging
reserve
Translation
reserve
Other
reserve
Retained
earnings
Total Non-controlling
interests
Total
Equity
                       
Balance at 1 January 2017   27.2 (0.5) 0.2 0.3 3.5 - 75.4 106.1 0.8 106.9
Sale of treasury shares   - 0.7 - - - - (0.3) 0.4 - 0.4
Purchase of treasury shares   - (0.2) - - - - - (0.2) - (0.2)
Share-based expenses   - 0.1 - - - - - 0.1 - 0.1
Dividends paid   - - - - - - (8.0) (8.0) (0.2) (8.2)
Total comprehensive income for the period   - - - (0.6) (0.9) - 10.9 9.4 0.3 9.7
Balance at 30 June 2017
(unaudited)
  27.2 0.1 0.2 (0.3) 2.6 - 78.0 107.8 0.9 108.7
                       
Balance at 1 January 2018   27.2 0.4 0.2 (0.2) (0.4) (0.8) 89.6 116.0 0.9 116.9
Changes in accounting policy 15 - - - - - - 0.4 0.4 - 0.4
Restated total equity as at 1 January 2018 (unaudited)   27.2 0.4 0.2 (0.2) (0.4) (0.8) 90.0 116.4 0.9 117.3
Sale of treasury shares   - 0.7 - - - - (0.2) 0.5 - 0.5
Share-based expenses   - 0.3 - - - - - 0.3 - 0.3
Dividends paid   - - - - - - (9.0) (9.0) (0.2) (9.2)
Exchange difference arising from translation of financial statements of foreign operations   - - - - 1.2 - - 1.2 0.1 1.3
Net change in cash flow hedges   - - - 0.5 - - - 0.5 - 0.5
Profit for the year   - - - - - - 14.6 14.6 0.1 14.7
Total comprehensive income for the period   - - - 0.5 1.2 - 14.6 16.3 0.2 16.5
Balance at 30 June 2018
(unaudited)
  27.2 1.4 0.2 0.3 0.8 (0.8) 95.4 124.5 0.9 125.4

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

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
For the six months ended 30 June 2018

£ Millions Note Six months ended
30 June 2018
(Unaudited)
Six months ended
30 June 2017
(Unaudited)
Cash flows from operating activities      
       
Profit after income tax   14.7 11.2
Adjustments for:      

- Income tax expense

  3.8 3.2

- Amortisation and depreciation

  3.9 2.6

- Finance charge

  0.4 0.1

- Equity award charges, net of tax

  0.3 0.1

- Fair value loss/(gain) on derivative financial instruments

  0.4 (0.6)

- Unrealised currency translation loss/(gain)

  0.7 (0.4)
       
Change in the working capital, net of effects from acquisitions:      

- Inventories

  (10.1) (0.8)

- Trade and other receivables

  (4.5) (1.7)

- Trade and other payables

  6.1 6.1

- Provision for liabilities and other charges

  0.1 -
Cash generated from operations   15.8 19.8
Income tax paid   (2.4) (3.4)
Net cash provided by operating activities   13.4 16.4
       
Cash flows from investing activities      
       
Acquisition of a business and subsidiary, net of cash acquired 13 (b) (35.6) -
Purchases and construction of property, plant and equipment   (2.8) (2.0)
Capitalisation of research and development expenditure 6 (2.8) (2.0)
Repayment of ESOP loan   0.1 0.3
Payment of accrued consideration   - (0.5)
Net cash used in investing activities   (41.1) (4.2)
       
Cash flows from financing activities      
       
Proceeds from borrowings   37.3 -
Repayment of borrowings   (3.5) (2.7)
Sale of treasury shares   0.7 0.7
Purchase of treasury shares by ESOP   - (0.2)
Interest paid   (0.4) -
Dividends paid to equity holders of the Company   (9.0) (8.0)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interests   (0.2) (0.2)
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities   24.9 (10.4)
       
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents   (2.8) 1.8
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of financial period   15.0 9.2
Effects of currency translation on cash and cash equivalents   (0.1) (0.3)
Cash and cash equivalents at end of financial period 11 12.1 10.7
       
£ Millions Note Six months ended
30 June 2018
(Unaudited)
Six months ended
30 June 2017
(Unaudited)
Reconciliation of changes in cash and cash equivalents to movement in net (debt)/cash      
       
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents   (2.8) 1.8
Proceeds from borrowings   (37.3) -
Repayment of borrowings   3.5 2.7
Effects of currency translation   (0.9) (0.2)
Movement in net (debt)/cash   (37.5) 4.3
Net (debt)/cash at beginning of financial period   (9.0) 3.7
Net (debt)/cash at end of financial period   (46.5) 8.0

Reconciliation of liabilities arising from financing activities
£ Millions

   1 January 2018 Principal and interest payments Proceeds from borrowings Non-cash changes 30 June 2018
Acquisition Interest expense Foreign exchange movement
Bank borrowings 24.0 (3.9) 37.3 - 0.4 0.8 58.6

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

 

Notes

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