Source - RNS
RNS Number : 6221J
Good Energy Group PLC
13 September 2016
 

13 September 2016

Good Energy Group PLC

Unaudited results for the six months ended 30 June 2016

 

Strong results and continued demand for Good Energy's 100% renewable electricity

 

"As our continued customer growth demonstrates, UK consumers are increasingly moving away from fossil fuels and choosing Good Energy, with its award winning customer service and dedicated focus on 100% renewable electricity.

 

We continue to invest in the Company as we build our digital capacity and we expect that the first stage of our system investment will be completed before the end of the year. Additional roll outs will occur across the Company in 2017. We feel optimistic about the opportunities this investment provides as the UK energy market transitions to SMART.

 

Our strong results supported by our recently oversubscribed share offer, investment in systems and continued focus on internal efficiencies, innovation and customer service excellence will help Good Energy successfully meet the changing demands of the UK energy market.

 

The outlook for the remainder of the year remains positive and we remain confident of achieving the market's full year expectations."

 

Juliet Davenport OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Good Energy Group PLC

 

Good Energy Group PLC, which supplies and generates 100% renewable electricity to UK homes and businesses, is pleased to announce its results for the six months ended 30 June 2016.

 

Six months ended 30 June

H1 2016

H1 2015

Change

£ million (unless otherwise stated)

 

 

 

Revenue

45.6

32.6

+40%

Gross profit

15.3

10.2

+50%

Gross profit margin (%)

33.5

31.3

+7%

EBITDA

6.2

3.6

+72%

Operating Profit

3.6

2.3

+60%

Profit before tax

1.4

0.5

+164%

Basic earnings per share (pence)

7.9

2.6

+204%

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

7.6

2.4

+217%

Interim dividend per share (pence)

1

1

0%

Net Debt

50.7

50.2

+1%

 

 

Electricity total customer meter points  (number)

72,250

55,000

+ 31%

Gas total customer meter points (number)

43,000

28,000

+ 54%

Feed-in-Tariff total customer meter points (number)

124,500

93,500

+ 33%

 

 

 

         

Continuing strong growth

·      Revenue up 40% to £45.6m (H1 2015: £32.6m), reflecting continued customer growth, the sale of Wrotham Heath and growth in generation from additional sites connected over the period and the benefit of a full period of generation on 18.3MW of assets.

·      Gross profit increased 50% to £15.3m (H1 2015: £10.2m), reflecting the sale of Wrotham Heath and an improved margin in the supply business.

·      Profit before tax up 164% to £1.4m (H1 2015: £0.5m), including a £0.5m profit from the sale of Wrotham Heath.

Potential for growth

·      The UK has a target to almost double the country's share of renewable energy to 15% by 2020.

·      Good Energy has a target to deliver a five-fold increase in customer sales1 (on H1 2015) by the end of 2020.

Robust financial position

·      £3.1m gross new equity issued in June 2016 following a significantly oversubscribed share offer.

·      Net operating cash flow £0.4m (H1 2015: -£4.1m), an improvement of over £4.5m on improved margins and the site sale in H1 2016.

·      Net debt at 30 June 2016 of £50.7m (30 June 2015 £50.2m) as funds were drawn against a 5MW solar site in August 2015 and repayments were made over the period.

 

1 Business customer electricity volume sold is converted into the equivalent number of domestic households based on a Good Energy customer's usage.

 

 

For further information please contact:

 

Arden Partners plc (Nomad)

0121 423 8900

Steve Douglas

 

Patrick Caulfield

 

Camarco (Financial PR Adviser)

020 3757 4980

Geoffrey Pelham-Lane

 

Georgia Mann

 

Good Energy Press Office  

01249 478 358

Luke Bigwood

 

  

Notes to editors

 

Good Energy is a fast-growing 100% renewable electricity and green gas company, offering award-winning customer service.

An AIM-listed PLC, and founder member of the Social Stock Exchange, its mission is to support change in the energy market, address climate change and boost energy security.

The company has consistently performed well in the annual Which? energy company customer satisfaction survey, winning first or second place in each of the last five years.

It now has 72,500 renewable electricity customers and 43,000 gas customers. It also provides Feed-in Tariff administrative services to 124,500 sites. (All figures as at 30 June 2016.)

Good Energy is the owner of Delabole Wind Farm, the UK's first commercial wind farm, and owns and operates Hampole Wind Farm, near Doncaster. The company also owns and operates seven solar farms.

Good Energy has won a number of awards including Renewable Energy Association Company of the Year Award 2016, BusinessGreen Company of the Year Award 2015, and, was named Social Impact Company of the Year at the 2014 and 2015 Small Cap awards.

 

 

 

Chief Executive OFFICER'S Review

 

Overview

 

In the first half of 2016, I am pleased to report that we have delivered strong revenue and profit growth. We have also made solid progress against our strategic pillars as we continue to focus on the delivery of our five-year strategy of a fivefold increase in customer sales by 31 December 2020 through sustainable, profitable growth.

 

As an established UK energy company that has a track record of managing uncertainty, Good Energy continues to grow and adapt as the UK energy market continues to evolve.

 

Our customer meter points increased by 36% to 239,750 (H1 2015: 176,500) with over 20,000 new customers meter points since the end of 2015. Electricity and gas customer meter point growth in H1 2016 was 29% greater than over the same period in H1 2015. Total business customer consumption increased 38% to approximately 61.5GWh as businesses recognise the importance of climate change issues to consumers and the role that renewable energy can play in reducing their impact on the environment.

 

The funds from our significantly oversubscribed share offer are being used to develop our generation portfolio to maximise the value of our current assets and accelerate investment in our operational platform.

 

In the first half of the year we continued to invest in and strengthen our senior leadership team and digital capabilities with the appointment of a Head of Digital, Marketing and Brand and published our first Progress Report, outlining our aims and how we put our values into practice.

 

As the UK energy regulatory environment evolves, the UK Government continues to show positive commitments to reducing the UK's carbon emissions with the passing of the 5th carbon budget.

 

These forces, combined with more UK consumers making the switch every day, make Good Energy's mission to tackle climate change and help the UK achieve energy security more relevant than ever.

 

Financial Performance Review

 

Consolidated revenue continued its strong growth, up 40% to £45.6m (H1 2015: £32.6m) with increases across all segments of the business with growing customers, increased generation and a site sale in H1 2016.

 

The consolidated gross profit increased 50% to £15.3m (H1 2015: £10.2m) delivering a gross margin of 33% (H1 2015: 31%). Although the gas business margins increased we were still able to pass through a 7.2% gas price reduction reflecting the decrease in wholesale costs and to support further acquisition of customers. FiT margins improved as the business focused on process efficiencies. Electricity margins softened with continued strategic growth in lower margin business volumes.

 

Administration expenses increased by 48% to £11.7m (H1 2015: £7.9m) reflecting the growth in the business and costs associated with our investment in the new Customer Information System (CIS) and strengthening the management team and other key functions of the business. Investment in the Company continues as it positions itself to deliver on its strategic ambitions.

 

EBITDA increased 72% to £6.2m (H1 2015: £3.6m) and operating profit increased 60% to £3.6m (H1 2015: £2.3m) reflecting our continued drive to find efficiencies and starting to benefit from economies of scale in our cost base.

 

Net finance costs increased 29% to £2.2m (H1 2015: £1.7m) as borrowing increased in line with funds drawn against generation assets from our facility with GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited in H2 2015 and a full H1 period of interest costs was incurred.

 

Profit before tax increased 164% to £1.4m (H1 2015: £0.5m) with the sale of Wrotham Heath and reduction in costs following the restructure of the development business.

 

The Board is therefore pleased to announce an interim dividend of 1p per ordinary share for the period 30 June 2016 (H1 2015: 1p). The dividend is payable on 19 October 2016 to shareholders whose names are on the register at close of business on 22 September 2016. The shares will trade ex-dividend on 23 September 2016.

 

The Directors have again decided to offer shareholders the opportunity to elect to receive dividends in the form of new shares in the Company as an alternative to a cash dividend payment which allows the ongoing support of customer shareholders.

 

Total Assets increased 13% to £99.6m (H1 2015: £88.2m) with higher working capital associated with growth and increased generation base.

 

Total borrowings increased slightly by 1% to £60.5m (H1 2015: £59.7m) as funds were drawn against investments in assets in H2 2015 and £0.4m of borrowings were repaid in H1 2016.

 

Share premium account increased 28% to £12.6m (H1 2015: £9.8m) due to the successful customer share offer completed in June 2016.

 

Operational cash flow was an inflow of £0.4m, an increase of over £4.5m compared to the same point last year (H1 2015: an outflow of £4.1m). This was driven by improved margins in the supply business along with the sale of Wrotham Heath and the restructure of our Development division.

 

The existing working capital overdraft facility with Lloyds Bank was renewed in April 2016 with a £2.5m increase in the facility to £7.5m. This facility was undrawn as at 30 June 2016.

 

Customer share offer

 

In June 2016 we offered our customers the opportunity to invest directly in the Company through a share offer. We were delighted to receive an overwhelming response with the placing significantly oversubscribed. The gross proceeds of £3.1m are being used to accelerate our growth strategy through investments in our operational platform and maximising the value of our development portfolio.

 

This support demonstrates our customer's ongoing commitment of Good Energy which can also be seen in our churn rate which is one of the lowest in the industry.

 

Strong customer growth

 

We continue to make progress on our growth ambitions of a fivefold increase in customer household equivalents by 31 December 2020.

 

Total customer meter points are up 36% to 239,750 (H1 2015: 176,500). As at 30 June 2016, electricity customer meter points increased by 31% to 72,250 (H1 2015: 55,000), gas customer meter points by 54% to 43,000 (H1 2015: 28,000) and Feed-in Tariff ("FIT") administration customer meter points by 33% to 124,500 (H1 2015: 93,500).

 

We remain committed to passing on wholesale cost reductions where possible to our customers, and for the second year running we were delighted to lower our gas prices, this time by 7.2% in April 2016, more than the majority of UK energy suppliers. For the average dual fuel customer, this equates to a saving of around £42 off their annual bill compared to the £32 average saving the 'Big Six' are offering through their gas price reductions.

 

Electricity supply to business customers increased 38% to 61.5GWh (H1 2015: 44.5GWh) with companies keen to demonstrate their Corporate Social Responsibility and green credentials by seeking credible green alternatives to reduce their carbon foot print. Alongside this, the World Resources Institute (WRI) published new guidance as to how businesses report their carbon emissions, which means companies that buy 100% renewable electricity can report zero carbon emissions and reduce their carbon footprint.

 

FiT customer meter points grew strongly by 33% to 124,500 (H1 2015: 93,500) as changes to the FiT scheme announced by the Government came into force in H1 2016. While we continue to see FiT customer meter point growth we expect future growth to be lower than historical levels. As the market matures our focus will be on customer retention and offering additional services to FiT customers.

 

Excellence in customer service is key to our continuing success. It is therefore pleasing that we continue to perform well in the annual Which? energy company customer satisfaction survey, having achieved first or second place in each of the last four years. In addition, we have been voted number one for customer service twice by MoneySavingExpert readers and increased our customer advocacy score (Net Promoter Score) to 46 from 40, significantly higher than the highest of the Big Six (-18) and above other smaller suppliers such as Ovo (40) and First Utility (45).

 

A key focus for the Company in 2016 is the investment and implementation of our CIS system in order to drive scalable growth to meet our 2020 targets.

 

We currently provide energy to 0.21% of the UK domestic energy market. Enhancing our systems and digital capabilities allows us to connect with more people by exploiting new digital markets, developing new partnerships and identifying new distribution and acquisition channels. Attracting and retaining customers is achieved through a combination of our brand, propositions and price.

 

While we are renowned for our green credentials, ethical approach and customer service we are focused on continuing to improve our brand awareness, which is currently just under 7%. Developing our brand awareness and digital presence increases name recognition and conversion and is core to the ongoing growth strategy.

 

This year we have enhanced our customer propositions with the introduction of carbon neutral green gas, an electronic vehicle tariff and a peer to peer energy trading platform. As the UK energy market transitions to SMART operations and our system and digital sophistication increases so will our customer propositions.

 

Enhancing our digital capabilities allows us to become more efficient and provides us the opportunity to further improve our customer pricing in the market.

 

Generation and development

 

As a generator, as well as a supplier of renewable energy, we now own and operate a total of seven solar sites and two wind farms for a total of 52MW (H1 2015:42.5MW) of installed capacity.

 

During the period, we successfully commissioned a new 5MW solar site "Oaklands Plantation" near Wareham, Dorset and sold Wrotham Heath, a 4.65MW solar site at Wrotham, near Maidstone, Kent, to a member of the Trina Solar group. The sale of Wrotham Heath followed a competitive tender process and generated a net profit on sale of approximately £0.5m, which was realised in the first half of this year.

 

We also received planning permission for an additional 2MW solar farm located next to our wind farm at Delabole, in Cornwall. As at 30 June 2016 the Company had consented over 150MW of solar assets, enough to supply renewable electricity to over 40,000 average UK homes.

 

The total output from our generation portfolio increased 19% to 43.2GWh (H1 2015: 36.4GWh). Solar output increased 107% to 19.0GWh (H1 2015: 9.2GWh) with 23.3MW of solar brought online throughout 2015 and H1 2016. Wind output was 11% lower at 24.2GWh (H1 2015: 27.2GWh) due to above average wind speeds in H1 2015.

 

Our growth ambitions require sources of renewable electricity generation. As announced at our 2015 year end, our immediate focus is to maximise the value of our existing development portfolio that qualify for Government support before 31 March 2017 of which we currently have two 5MW sites (Newton Downs, Dorset and Brynwhilach, South Wales) that could meet the required deadline.

 

With the removal of subsidy support, our medium term generation focus has shifted to wind power of which we have over 90MW currently in development. Our longer term focus is on tidal, which we believe will offer a significant source of energy in the future.

 

We will continue to monitor and review the role that solar will play as part of our generation portfolio, with its participation mainly influenced by the evolution of construction costs after the removal of subsidies as well as additional revenues or optimisations that could be derived from new technologies such as battery storage.

 

We continue to actively manage our generation and development portfolio to realise the maximum value for Good Energy and enable its optimal development and diversification.

 

Propositions and Innovation

 

Good Energy has a long history of innovation and investing in new technology to help change the way we generate and use electricity as a country.

 

In April 2016, we launched our carbon neutral Green Gas, an enhanced gas product which contains over 6% of all biomethane sourced in the UK.

 

In May 2016 we successfully completed our six-month trial of the UK's first 'peer to peer' energy trading platform with Open Utility. The platform provides an online service which gives consumers and generators direct access to each other and control over the sourcing and selling of their electricity, the "Ebay" of energy. The scheme was warmly received with 37 consumers and generators taking part in the trial including the National Trust, City of Cardiff Council and Eden Project. Following the successful trial we are working with demand and generation trial users to assess the wider commercial opportunities for the platform.

 

In May we also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ITM Power, an energy storage and clean fuel company, to explore green electricity tariffs for hydrogen production at ITM's refuelling stations across the UK. This allows both companies to explore the provision of renewable energy contracts and direct coupling to renewable power generation in their portfolios for the production of hydrogen fuel across the UK.

 

Sustainability Report

 

In June 2016, we published our first Progress Report to demonstrate how Good Energy aims to make a positive impact and put our values into every day practice. The report also details our aims to ensure that all of our renewable energy projects deliver local benefits, bringing investment to the local economy, and enhancing the natural environment to leave a positive legacy for years to come.

 

Strategy

 

We continued to make progress against our four strategic pillars in H1 2016.

 

Get Efficient - drive down cost to serve

Drive process efficiency of existing processes and maximise the impact of new systems capacity on driving down cost to serve.

In the first six months we have been getting efficient with investment in our CIS system and middleware as well as upgrading our website with the first rollouts scheduled for H2 2016.

 

Get Clever - build a platform for 2020 growth

Build capacity of our people and systems to support the Good Energy strategy.

In the first six months of the year we have been getting clever through the appointment of a Head of Digital, Marketing and Brand. and the sale of our solar site at Wrotham Heath. The sale released funds, allowing us to continue to invest in our development portfolio.

 

Get Great - create compelling propositions

Use the capabilities we are building to create compelling offers for our customers.

In the first six months of the year we have been getting great with the publishing of our Progress Report on environmental performance, completing our peer to peer energy trial and announcing our partnership with ITM Power Limited.

 

Get Big - get famous, drive scale and profitability

Telling the right stories in compelling ways and making sure we can source the energy for them.

In the first six months of the year we have been getting big by connecting our 7th solar farm, launching our green gas product and dropping our gas prices by 7.2% to widen our appeal to new customers, getting the Renewable Energy Association Customer Service and Company of the Year awards and with the success of our customer share offer.

 

Regulatory, political and market environment

 

The UK energy market continues to evolve with the final recommendations of the CMA review, SMART rollout and the transfer of energy policy to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy following the dissolution of Department of Energy and Climate Change, and we welcome the alignment of energy and business policy. While the Government continues to show positive commitments to climate change with the passing of the 5th carbon budget, we note additional challenges for the Government with decarbonising the heat and transport networks.

 

Given the UK's reliance on imported fuels, we are seeing increased volatility of wholesale energy prices following the BREXIT vote. As a result of this volatility, some supply market participants are increasing their prices. Good Energy operates a hedging policy that is the combination of over 1,000 small and medium generators, our own generation assets and trading in the market with a mix of short term balancing and other medium to long term hedging arrangements.

 

We consider this market volatility offers opportunities for Good Energy given our vertical integration, hedging policy and over 16 years of UK energy market experience.

 

Outlook

 

H1 2016 has seen a strong performance which has benefitted from the sale of Wrotham Heath and reflects the seasonality of the business, with greater profitability expected in the first 6 months of the year from the supply business. We expect to make further progress in the second half of the year including continuing to invest in growing the business and the Board remains confident of meeting the market's full year expectations.

 

The first stage of our CIS system and middleware investment as well as website updates are expected to be implemented in H2 2016 and this presents Good Energy with some exciting opportunities. Additional releases will continue across the business in 2017.

 

We continue to make progress against our four strategic objectives, keeping us on track to achieve our long term objective of a five-fold increase in customer sales by 31 December 2020.

 

Summary

 

Good Energy has had a strong start to 2016 increasing customers, profit and cash flow.

 

Investment in our systems and digital capabilities form the platform that allows the Company to be competitive in the future UK energy market.

 

We believe our low carbon offering to homes and businesses from a supplier who is renewable, ethical and innovative is new and will continue to be a key differentiator in the UK energy market.

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Un-audited)

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 

 

Notes

Un-audited 

6 months to 30/06/2016

Un-audited

6 months to 30/06/2015

Audited

12 months to 31/12/2015

 

 

£000's

 

£000's

 

£000's

 

 

REVENUE

 

Cost of Sales

 

GROSS PROFIT

 

Administrative Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING PROFIT

 

Finance Income

 

Finance Costs

 

PROFIT BEFORE TAX

 

1,362

516

128

 

 

Taxation

 

PROFIT/(LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

 

 

 

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME FOR THE PERIOD ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWNERS OF THE PARENT COMPANY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share from profit for period:

 

- Basic

6

- Diluted

6

               

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (Un-audited)

As at 30 June 2016

 

Notes

Un-audited

30/06/2016

Un-audited

30/06/2015

Audited

31/12/2015

 

 

£000's

£000's

£000's

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

 

60,668

56,181

60,984

Intangible assets

 

2,727

3,323

3,317

Restricted deposit assets

 

2,833

-

2,803

Available-for-sale financial assets

 

500

500

500

Total non-current assets

 

66,728

60,004

67,604

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

11,448

9,169

9,482

Trade and other receivables

 

14,614

9,487

11,598

Current tax receivable

 

-

-

126

Cash and cash equivalents

 

6,832

9,533

4,751

Total current assets

 

32,894

28,189

25,957

TOTAL ASSETS

 

99,622

88,193

93,561

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Capital and reserves

 

 

 

 

Called up share capital

8

823

748

748

Share premium account

8

12,558

9,777

9,786

EBT shares

 

(1,064)

(1,074)

(1,074)

Retained earnings

 

8,306

8,254

7,483

Total equity attributable to members of the parent company

 

20,623

17,705

16,943

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Deferred taxation

 

502

119

567

Borrowings

 

55,770

53,344

55,911

Total non-current liabilities

 

56,272

53,463

56,478

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

 

4,770

6,365

5,626

Trade and other payables

 

17,795

10,627

14,514

Current tax payable

 

162

33

-

Total current liabilities

 

22,727

17,025

20,140

Total liabilities

 

78,999

70,488

76,618

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

99,622

88,193

93,561

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity (Un-audited)

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 

Share Capital

Share Premium

Other  Reserves

Retained Earnings

Total

 

£000's

£000's

£000's

£000's

£000's

At 1 January 2015

733

9,077

(127)

8,260

17,943

Profit for the period

-

-

 

-

370

370

Other comprehensive income for the period

-

-

 

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

370

370

Issue of new shares

15

700

-

-

715

Tax credit relating to share option scheme

-

-

-

(39)

(39)

Sale of shares by EBT

-

-

203

(4)

199

Purchase of shares by EBT

-

-

(1,150)

-

(1,150)

Dividend Paid

-

-

-

(333)

(333)

Total contributions by and distributions to owners of the Parent, recognised directly in equity

15

700

(947)

(376)

(608)

At 30 June 2015

748

9,777

(1,074)

8,254

17,705

At 1 July 2015

748

9,777

(1,074)

8,254

17,705

Profit for the period

-

-

-

(565)

(565)

Other comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

(565)

(565)

Share based payments

-

-

-

51

51

Issue of new shares

-

9

-

-

9

Tax credit relating to share option scheme

-

-

-

(112)

(112)

Dividend paid

-

-

-

(145)

(145)

Total contributions by and distributions to owners of the Parent, recognised directly in equity

-

9

-

(206)

(197)

At 31 December 2015

748

9,786

(1,074)

7,483

16,943

At 1 January 2016

748

9,786

(1,074)

7,483

16,943

Profit for the period

-

-

-

1,151

1,151

Other comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

1,151

1,151

Share based payments

-

-

-

25

25

Issue of new shares

75

2,772

-

-

2,847

Tax credit relating to share option scheme

-

-

-

(20)

(20)

Sale of shares by EBT

-

-

10

-

10

Dividend paid

-

-

-

(333)

(333)

Total contributions by and distributions to owners of the Parent, recognised directly in equity

75

2,772

10

(328)

2,529

At 30 June 2016

823

12,558

(1,064)

8,306

20,623

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Un-audited)

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 

Notes

Un-audited

30/06/2016

Un-audited

30/06/2015

Audited

31/12/2015

 

 

£000's

£000's

£000's

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

Cash generated from operations

 

3,246

(3,358)

1,590

Finance income

 

-

17

23

Finance cost

 

(2,811)

(770)

(3,277)

Income tax repaid

 

-

62

59

Net cash flows from operating activities

7

435

(4,049)

(1,605)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

 

(605)

(12,470)

(17,748)

Purchase of intangible fixed assets

 

(123)

(84)

(492)

Deposit into restricted accounts

 

(30)

-

(2,803)

Net cash flows used in investing activities

 

(758)

(12,554)

(21,043)

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

Payments of dividends

 

-

(316)

(451)

Proceeds from borrowings

 

-

21,861

24,749

Repayment of borrowings

 

(430)

(8,858)

(10,348)

Proceeds from issue of shares

 

2,824

-

-

Purchase of own shares

 

-

(453)

(453)

Sale of own shares

 

10

199

199

Net cash flows from financing activities

 

2,404

12,433

13,696

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

2,081

(4,170)

(8,952)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

4,751

13,703

13,703

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

6,832

9,533

4,751

 

 

 

Notes to the Interim Accounts

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 

1.  General information and basis of preparation

 

Good Energy Group PLC is an AIM listed company incorporated and domiciled in the United Kingdom under the Companies Act 2006. The Company's registered office and its principal place of business is Monkton Reach, Monkton Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1EE.

 

The Interim Financial Statements were prepared by the Directors and approved for issue on 13 September 2016. These Interim Financial Statements do not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2015 were approved by the Board of Directors on 11 April 2016 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified and did not contain statements under 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006 and did not contain any emphasis of matter.

 

As permitted these Interim Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with UK AIM rules and the IAS 34, 'Interim financial reporting' as adopted by the European Union. They should be read in conjunction with the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2015, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union. The accounting policies applied are consistent with those of the Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2015, as described in those Annual Financial Statements. Where new standards or amendments to existing standards have become effective during the year, there has been no material impact on the net assets or results of the Group.

 

Certain statements within this report are forward looking. The expectations reflected in these statements are considered reasonable. However, no assurance can be given that they are correct. As these statements involve risks and uncertainties the actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements.

 

The Interim Financial Statements have not been audited.

 

2.  Going-concern basis

 

The Group meets its day to day capital requirements through positive cash balances held on deposit or through its bank facilities. The current economic conditions continue to create opportunities and uncertainties which can impact the level of demand for the Group's products and the availability of bank finance for the foreseeable future. The Group's forecasts and projections, taking account of the possible changes in trading performances, show that the Group should be able to operate within the level of its current facilities.

After making enquiries, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. The Group therefore continues to adopt the going concern basis in preparing its consolidated financial statements.

 

3.  Estimates

 

The preparation of Interim Financial Statements requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expense. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

 

In preparing this set of condensed 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 Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

4.  Financial risk factors

 

The Group's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: market risk, currency risk, credit risk and liquidity risk. The condensed Interim Financial Statements do not include all financial risk management information and disclosures required in the Annual Financial Statements. They should be read in conjunction with the Annual Financial Statements as at 31 December 2015.

 

 

5.  Segmental analysis

 

H1 2016

Electricity Supply

 

 

£000s

FIT Administration

 

 

£000s

Gas Supply

 

 

£000s

Total Supply Companies

 

£000s

Electricity Generation

 

 

£000s

Generation Development

 

 

£000s

Holding Company/

Consolidated Adjustments

£000s

Total

 

 

 

£000s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

25,874

2,766

13,694

42,334

4,247

786

(1,800)

45,567

Cost of sales

(19,500)

(1,545)

(8,606)

(29,651)

(2,096)

(339)

1,800

(30,286)

Gross profit

6,374

1,221

5,088

12,683

2,151

447

-

15,281

Gross margin

25%

44%

37%

30%

51%

57%

0%

34%

Admin costs

 

 

 

(9,609)

(196)

(244)

(1,626)

(11,675)

Operating profit/(loss)

 

 

 

3,074

1,955

203

(1,626)

3,606

Net finance costs

 

 

 

1

(2,243)

-

(2)

(2,244)

Profit/(loss) before tax

 

 

 

3,075

(288)

203

(1,628)

1,362

Taxation

 

 

 

(247)

36

-

-

(211)

Net profit/(loss) for the period

 

 

 

2,828

(252)

203

(1,628)

1,151

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation & amortisation

 

 

 

(1,260)

(1,294)

(1)

-

(2,555)

EBITDA

 

 

 

4,334

3,249

204

(1,626)

6,161

 

EBITDA is calculated using operating profit before depreciation and amortisation charges in the year.

 

 

 

H1 2015

Electricity Supply

 

 

£000s

FIT Administration

 

 

£000s

Gas Supply

 

 

£000s

Total Supply Companies

 

£000s

Electricity Generation

 

 

£000s

Generation Development

 

 

£000s

Holding Company/

Consolidated Adjustments

£000s

Total

 

 

 

£000s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

19,783

1,748

9,029

30,560

3,832

200

(2,002)

32,590

Cost of sales

(14,281)

(1,313)

(7,054)

(22,647)

(1,453)

(329)

2,002

(22,428)

Gross profit/(loss)

5,503

435

1,975

7,913

2,379

(129)

-

10,162

Gross margin

28%

25%

22%

26%

62%

(65%)

0%

31%

Admin costs

 

 

 

(6,600)

(173)

(570)

(559)

(7,903)

Operating profit/(loss)

 

 

 

1,313

2,206

(700)

(559)

2,259

Net finance costs

 

 

 

34

(1,717)

(148)

88

(1,743)

Profit/(loss) before tax

 

 

 

1,347

489

(848)

(471)

516

Taxation

 

 

 

(74)

(32)

(10)

(30)

(146)

Net profit/(loss) for the period

 

 

 

1,272

457

(858)

(501)

370

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation & amortisation

 

 

 

(425)

(888)

(2)

(1)

(1,316)

EBITDA

 

 

 

1,738

3,094

(699)

(559)

3,575

 

6.  Earnings per share

 

The calculation of basic earnings per share at 30 June 2016 was based on a weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the six months to 30 June 2016 of 14,552,351 (for the six months to 30 June 2015: 14,463,037 and for the full year 2015: 14,454,565) after excluding the shares held by Clarke Willmott Trust Corporation Limited in trust for the Good Energy Group Employee Benefit Trust.

 

Diluted earnings per share is calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of ordinary shares to assume conversion of all potentially dilutive ordinary shares. Potentially dilutive ordinary shares arise from awards made under the Group's share-based incentive plans. When the vesting of these awards is contingent on satisfying a service or performance condition, the number of the potentially dilutive ordinary shares is calculated based on the status of the condition at the end of the period. Potentially dilutive ordinary shares are actually dilutive only when the Company's ordinary shares during the period exceeds their exercise price (options) or issue price (other awards). The greater any such excess, the greater the dilutive effect. The average market price of the Company's ordinary shares over the six month period to 30 June 2016 was 206p (for the six months to 30 June 2015: 225p and for the full year 2015: 222p). The dilutive effect of share-based incentives was 589,018 shares (for the six months to 30 June 2015: 663,466 shares and for the full year 2015: nil).

 

7.  Net cash flows from operating activities

 

The operating cash inflow for the six months to 30 June 2016 is £0.4m (for the six months to 30 June 2015: £4.0m outflow and for the full year 2015: £1.6m outflow). This includes £1.1m (for the six months to 30 June 2015: £2.7m and for the full year 2015: £2.8m) of spend on inventory relating to generation projects.

 

8.  Share issue

 

A share issue was completed in June 2016. 1,495,899 ordinary shares were issued at 208p per share, raising £3.1m before costs of £0.3m.

 

9.  Related party transactions

 

Further to the related party transactions detailed in the Group's 2015 Annual Financial Report, there have been no new related party transactions in the reporting period.

 


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