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Quixant PLC
14 September 2016
 

14 September 2016

 

Quixant plc
("Quixant", "Group" or the "Company")

 

Interim Results

 

Quixant (AIM: QXT), a leading provider of innovative, highly engineered technology products principally to the global gaming industry, is pleased to announce its interim financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2016. The results include a full six month contribution by Densitron Technologies Ltd, acquired in November 2015.

 

H1 2016 Financial Highlights

  • Group Revenue of $41.3m
    • Quixant core gaming division revenue up 56% to $21.2m (1H 2015 $13.6m)
    • Densitron division revenue of $20.1m
  • Group Gross Margin 35%
    • Quixant core gaming division gross margin 42% (1H 2015: 44%)
    • Densitron division gross margin 28%
  • Group Adjusted EBITDA1 of $6.0m (1H 2015: $3.1m)
    • Quixant core Gaming division up 52% to $4.7m (1H 2015:$3.1m)
    • Densitron division $1.3m
  • Group Pre-tax profit of $4.4m (1H: $2.6m)
  • Group Adjusted pre-tax profit1 of $4.5m (1H 2015: $2.7m)
    • Quixant core Gaming division up 27% to $3.4m (1H 2015: $2.7m)
    • Densitron division $1.1m
  • Fully diluted EPS of $0.052/share (1H 2015 $0.031/share)
  • Adjusted fully diluted EPS2 of $0.052/share (1H 2015: $0.032/share)
  • Net cash from operating activities of $6.1m (1H 2015: $5.1m)
  • Net debt at 30 June 2016 of $3.3m (31 December 2015: $7.9m)

 

1.   Adjusted by adding back $0.150m in respect of share based payments (1H 2015: $0.097m)

2.   Adjusted by adding back $0.150m in respect of share based payments and subtracting the associated tax effect of $0.030m (1H 2015: $0.097m adjustment less tax effect of $0.019m).

 

Operational Highlights

  • Commenced volume shipments of gaming platforms to a Tier 1 side project won in 2015
  • Secured side project business with another new Tier 1 for gaming platforms
  • Strong growth in gaming monitor business with several customers now in mass production, including a Tier 1 customer
  • Delivered strong performance from Densitron division and made strategic enhancements to the business to improve long term revenue growth and profitability.

 

Nick Jarmany, CEO of Quixant commented: "I am delighted with the performance of the Group over the first six months of the year.  Our core gaming business is going from strength to strength and has continued its track record of revenue and profit growth.  I am particularly pleased to see our progress in the largest gaming machine manufacturers and our increasingly diversified customer base.  As we continue to diversify our customer base and revenue streams our historic second half weighting will reduce.

 

The Densitron division since acquisition in November 2015 has performed well.  We have worked hard to leverage the benefits of the combined business and introduced new strategic initiatives which we believe will enhance performance.  We are also being introduced to the wider industrial marketplace and seeing opportunities to leverage Quixant's capabilities and infrastructure in a number of sectors. 

Quixant is in an excellent position to continue its track record of profitable growth. Our share of the gaming market is growing fast, although in percentage terms is still relatively modest.  We have an excellent reputation and are a highly trusted partner of many major gaming machine manufacturers.  Densitron has grown strongly and we believe that the enhancements we have introduced will lead to continued growth in both revenue and profits.

We remain on track to achieve full year market expectations and are well placed to continue our record of strong growth."

 

 

The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

 

For further information please contact:

 

Quixant plc

Tel: +44 (0)1223 892696

Nick Jarmany, Chief Executive

 

Jon Jayal, Chief Operating Officer

 

 

 

Nominated Adviser and Broker:

Tel: +44(0)20 7220 0500

finnCap

 

Matt Goode / Grant Bergman (Corporate Finance)

 

Simon Johnson / Alice Lane (Corporate Broking)

 

 

 

Financial PR:

 

Alma PR

 

John Coles

Tel: +44 (0)7836 273660

Hilary Buchanan

Tel: +44 (0)7515 805218

 

About Quixant

Quixant, founded in 2005, designs and manufactures highly optimised computing solutions and monitors principally to the global gaming industry. The Company is headquartered in Cambridge in the UK where the global sales function is based. North America sales and sales support is run from their subsidiary in Las Vegas. Quixant has its own manufacturing and engineering operation based in Taiwan and software engineering and customer support team based in Italy. All the specialised products software and manufacturing are produced in-house and Quixant owns all its own IP much of which is copyright protected.

 

In November 2015 Quixant acquired Densitron Technologies plc. Densitron has a strong heritage in the sale of electronic display solutions to global industrial markets. Through Densitron's experienced sales team, Quixant has a robust platform to build its business into wider industrial markets.

In-depth information on the Company's products, markets, activities and history can be found on the corporate website at www.quixant.com.

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

I am pleased to report on a strong first half performance by the Group, with both the core Gaming division and recently acquired Densitron division performing well.  We have delivered growth in both turnover and profits over the first six months of the year, with total turnover of $41.33m, adjusted EBITDA of $5.96m and pre-tax profit of $4.40m.  The first full six month contribution from Densitron has made a significant contribution to the results.  Quixant's core Gaming division continues to grow strongly both in turnover and profit as we successfully execute our strategy of converting major gaming machine manufacturers to outsourcing the supply and development of their gaming computer platforms to Quixant.

 

Pleasingly, we have also seen significant interest in Quixant's gaming monitor product range from both new and existing customers.  Quixant made a strategic investment in 2015 in the monitor business, bringing on board a specialist team dedicated to business development and product innovation.  We have already seen this translate into sales revenue in the first half of the year and a healthy pipeline of new business. 

 

We have initiated several strategies since the acquisition of Densitron which we believe will enhance the division's growth, improve operational efficiency and profitability.  Densitron's business has delivered strong performance for the first six months of the year and is well positioned entering the second half.

 

Quixant is a global business with a diverse international customer base and principally US dollar denominated sales and purchasing.  As we also report in US dollars the Group is therefore largely unaffected by the turbulence in currency markets and the long term changes of the UK leaving the European Union.

 

We have continued to strengthen our balance sheet in the first half of the year and our strong cash generation has enabled us to reduce our net borrowings to $3.3m.

 

We enter the second half of the year on track to meet market expectations for the full year and with a wealth of opportunities for growth in 2017 and beyond in both gaming and Densitron divisions.

 

Michael Peagram

Chairman

 

 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S STATEMENT

 

The first half of 2016 has seen the Group continue to make excellent progress, achieving strong financial growth, creating increasing opportunities in the gaming market and making strategic enhancements in the Densitron division which we believe will deliver considerable benefits in the future. 

 

Our turnover for the half was $41.33m (2015 1H: $13.59m), comprising Gaming division revenue of $21.20m, an increase of 56%, and Densitron division revenue of $20.13m.  Adjusted pre-tax profit of $4.55m (Gaming division $3.43m, an increase of 27%, and Densitron division $1.12m) compares to adjusted pre-tax profit to June 2015 of $2.70m.

 

The Gaming division gross margin was 42% and Densitron division was 28%.  Gaming division gross margin in percentage terms was slightly lower than the comparable period due to the significant increase in sales of monitor products which operate on a structurally lower margin.

 

Gaming Division

Sales in Quixant's Gaming division have been strong in the first half as we continue to grow our market share in both gaming platforms and gaming monitors.  In May 2016 we announced the signing of a new contract with Ainsworth Game Technology, confirming Quixant as the exclusive supplier of the gaming platforms which power their machines until 2021, consolidating our position with a key customer.  Although Ainsworth remains our largest customer, we have continued to diversify our customer base and revenues.

 

Our progress with Tier 1 customers continues, demonstrated by our success in winning a side project with a new customer during the first half of the year.  We expect this project to generate volume sales in the first half of 2017.  We also made volume shipments of gaming platforms to another Tier 1 customer for a project related to betting shops. 

 

Following the commencement of volume production of gaming monitor products in the first half of 2015, we have seen continued growth in this business line, mainly from customers who were introduced in the second half of 2015.  Going into 2016, we shipped significant volumes to two major customers.  The gaming monitor business has a shorter gestation period than we typically see for gaming platform customers.  Our belief that gaming customers would see benefit in being able to select a single trusted supplier for both monitor and computer platform solutions has been confirmed. 

 

Densitron division

In November 2015, Quixant achieved a significant milestone in our first acquisition of Densitron Technologies.  This business has progressed in 2016 contributing significant turnover and profit to our results.  Several projects that commenced mass production during 2015 have continued during 2016 and significant re-orders have been received from existing customers.  We have seen benefits in the first half of the year and expect them to continue into the future.

 

Since their acquisition, we have focused on strengthening Densitron operations through integration with Quixant personnel in Taiwan and the implementation of Quixant standards across the Group.  We continue to refine the Densitron products and sales strategy into the future.  It is pleasing to see the Densitron division performing well since the acquisition and we are confident that the improvements we have introduced will lead to further growth and profitability. 

 

Infrastructure for growth

We have taken steps at a group level to create a scalable infrastructure which can support our long term growth objectives.  These include establishing a central shared services team which will have responsibility for functions such as IT, HR and legal services.

 

We have also invested in the team in Taiwan, particularly in the area of gaming monitor and Densitron display solutions, and brought on board several experienced senior hires.

 

In July 2016 we made our first employee appointment in Australia.  Traditionally this market has been serviced out of the UK and US, but given the importance of this market for Quixant's business and the major opportunities presented to us, we believe it is appropriate to have local presence.  We identified a candidate who had previously worked as a hardware engineering manager at one of our customers and was responsible for the selection and integration of Quixant's platforms into their machines.  This experience and ability makes him a valuable asset to develop our continued growth with our customers in this important region.

 

Financial review

Revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2016 was $41.33m (1H 2015: $13.59m), comprising Gaming division revenue of $21.20m and Densitron division revenue of $20.13m.  Adjusted profit before tax of $4.55m (Gaming division $3.43m and Densitron division $1.12m) compares to first half 2015 adjusted pre-tax profits of $2.70m.  Adjusted EBITDA increased 95% to $5.96m (1H 2015: $3.05m). Profit before tax and EBITDA are adjusted to add back share based payments of $0.150m (1H 2015: $0.097m).

 

Adjusted fully diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the period were $0.052 (1H 2015: $0.032).  The adjustment for fully diluted EPS incorporates the tax effect $0.030m of adding back share based payments of $0.150m (1H 2015: $0.097m adjustment for share based payments less tax effect of $0.019m).

 

The Group continues to maintain a strong balance sheet with net assets at 30 June 2016 of $28.78m (31 December 2015: $25.65m).  Intangible assets of $14.79m represent our investment in internally generated R&D together with the goodwill in respect of the acquisitions in 2H 2015.  Full details of these acquisitions are provided in our published accounts as at 31 December 2015.  Driven by net cash from operating activities of $6.07m (1H 2015: $5.12m) the Group has a cash balance of $8.51m, which compares to $3.86m at the end of December 2015.  As a consequence, net debt has fallen to $3.36m, from its year-end level of $7.88m.  We have reduced our debtors to $12.58m (31 December 2015: $19.48m), which is in part a reflection of the weighting of our sales in 2015.

 

The Group maintained a progressive dividend policy in making a payment at 1.5p per share, totaling $1.40m, in May 2016.  This was in respect of full year 2015 and represents the third dividend payment made by the Group. 

 

Outlook

Quixant's business is in excellent shape.  Within the Gaming division, we have several opportunities to win major business with the largest gaming machine manufacturers and we have continued to invest in the business for many years to ensure we maximise our chances of success.  Our decision to aggressively market our gaming monitor line has also yielded success in addressing our customers' desire to have a smaller number of trusted suppliers for the components in their machine.  Consequentially, the impact is an increased spend with Quixant.

 

The Densitron division has also demonstrated growth.  We believe that the benefit of the enhancements will lead to improvements in profitability and growth over time in the division.

 

Following a strong first half, we enter the second half of the year with confidence in achieving market expectations for the full year.  Our positioning in several major opportunities also gives us strong confidence for continued growth in 2017 and beyond.

 

Nick Jarmany

Chief Executive

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 AND 2015 AND YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015

 

 

 

Note

 

30 June 2016

 

30 June 2015

 

31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

41,330

13,587

41,829

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

 

(26,971)

(7,579)

(24,503)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

14,359

6,008

17,326

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

 

 

(9,747)

(3,395)

(9,464)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

 

 

4,612

2,613

7,862

Financial expenses

 

 

 

(217)

(11)

(74)

 

 

 

 

             

             

             

Profit before tax

 

 

 

4,395

2,602

7,788

Taxation

 

3

 

(929)

(549)

(1,368)

 

 

 

 

             

             

             

Profit for the period

 

 

 

3,466

2,053

6,420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minority interest

 

 

 

(3)

(-)

(-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      -------         

----------

----------

Net profit attributable to equity shareholders

 

 

 

 

3,463

 

2,053

 

6,420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

             

             

Basic earnings per share

 

5

 

$0.0535

$0.0318

$0.0993

Fully diluted earnings per share

 

5

 

$0.0520

$0.0309

$0.0967

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 AND 2015 AND YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015

 

 

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to equity shareholders

 

 

 

3,463

2,053

6,420

Foreign currency translation differences

 

 

 

473

(24)

(268)

 

 

 

 

             

             

             

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

3,936

2,029

6,152

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 30 JUNE 2016 AND 2015 AND AT 31 DECEMBER 2015

 

Note

30 June 2016

30 June 2015

31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

5,939

5,220

5,996

Intangible assets

14,791

2,451

15,395

Investment property

676

-

740

Deferred tax assets

593

63

620

 

             

             

             

Total non-current assets

21,999

7,734

22,751

 

             

             

             

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Inventories

10,535

5,215

9,285

Trade and other receivables

12,584

6,579

19,484

Cash and cash equivalents

8,512

8,029

3,861

 

             

             

             

Total current assets

31,631

19,823

32,630

 

             

             

              

 

 

 

 

Total assets

53,630

27,557

55,381

 

             

             

             

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Other interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

(3,686)

 

(94)

 

(2,994)

Trade and other payables

(10,019)

(4,323)

(15,274)

Tax payable

(597)

(83)

(301)

 

             

             

             

Total current liabilities

(14,302)

(4,500)

(18,569)

 

             

             

             

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Other interest-bearing loans and borrowings

 

(8,183)

 

(1,171)

 

(8,744)

Provisions

(750)

-

(750)

Deferred tax liabilities

(1,615)

(463)

(1,667)

 

             

             

             

Total non-current liabilities

(10,548)

(1,634)

(11,161)

 

             

             

             

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

(24,850)

(6,134)

(29,730)

 

             

             

             

Net assets

28,780

21,423

25,651

 

             

             

             

 

 

 

Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital                                                       4

105

104

104

Share premium

5,623

5,181

5,181

Share based payments reserve

620

370

470

Retained earnings

22,365

15,932

20,299

Translation reserve

65

(164)

(408)

 

             

             

             

 

28,778

21,423

25,646

Non-controlling interest

2

-

5

 

 

 

 

 

             

             

             

Total equity

28,780

21,423

25,651

 

             

             

             

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2016, 31 DECEMBER 2015 AND 30 JUNE 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

capital

Share premium

Translation reserve

Share based

payments

Retained earnings

Total parent equity

Non-

controlling

interest

Total

equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

$000

$000

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2015

 

104

5,181

(140)

273

15,061

20,479

-

20,479

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the six months

 

-

-

-

-

2,053

2,053

-

2,053

 

Other comprehensive loss

 

-

-

(24)

-

-

(24)

-

(24)

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

-

 

-

 

(24)

 

-

 

2,053

 

2,029

 

-

 

2,029

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

-

-

-

-

(1,182)

(1,182)

-

(1,182)

 

Share based payments

 

-

-

-

97

-

97

-

97

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

97

 

(1,182)

 

(1,085)

 

-

 

(1,085)

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

At 30 June 2015

 

104

5,181

(164)

370

15,932

21,423

-

21,423

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Profit for the six months

 

-

-

-

-

4,367

4,367

-

4,367

 

Other comprehensive loss

 

-

-

(244)

-

-

(244)

-

(244)

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

-

 

-

 

(244)

 

-

 

4,367

 

4,123

 

-

 

4,123

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

 

Share based payments

 

-

-

-

100

-

100

-

100

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

100

 

-

 

100

 

-

 

100

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Transactions with owners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of subsidiary with a non-controlling interest

 

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Total transactions with owners

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

5

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

At 31 December 2015

 

104

5,181

(408)

470

20,299

25,646

5

25,651

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the six months

 

-

-

-

-

3,466

3,466

(3)

3,463

 

Other comprehensive surplus

 

-

-

473

-

-

473

-

473

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

-

 

-

 

473

 

-

 

3,466

 

3,939

 

(3)

 

3,936

 

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

-

-

-

-

(1,400)

(1,400)

-

(1,400)

 

Issue of shares

 

1

442

-

-

-

443

-

443

 

Share based payments

 

-

-

-

150

-

150

-

150

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

Total contributions by and distributions to owners

 

 

1

 

442

 

-

 

150

 

(1,400)

 

(807)

 

-

 

(807)

 

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

At 30 June 2016

 

105

5,623

65

620

22,365

28,778

2

28,780

 

 

 

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

 

                                           

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2016 AND 2015 AND YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June 2016

 

30 June 2015

 

31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$000

 

$000

 

$000

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

3,466

 

2,053

 

6,420

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

1,197

 

343

 

871

Taxation expense

929

 

549

 

1,368

Financial expense

217

 

11

 

74

Equity settled share based payment expenses

150

 

97

 

197

 

             

 

             

 

             

 

5,959

 

3,053

 

8,930

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

6,900

 

3,470

 

(2,140)

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

(1,250)

 

290

 

(1,490)

(Decrease)/increase in trade and other payables

(4,665)

 

(1,085)

 

2,166

 

             

 

             

 

             

 

6,944

 

5,728

 

7,466

Interest paid

(217)

 

(11)

 

(74)

Tax paid

(658)

 

(602)

 

(1,112)

 

             

 

             

 

             

Net cash from operating activities

6,069

 

5,115

 

6,280

 

             

 

             

 

             

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired

-

 

-

 

(10,593)

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

(128)

 

(164)

 

(1,101)

Acquisition of intangible assets

(464)

 

(428)

 

(1,151)

 

             

 

             

 

             

Net cash used in investing activities

(592)

 

(592)

 

(12,845)

 

             

 

             

 

             

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from new loan

539

 

-

 

7,754

Proceeds from issue of shares

443

 

-

 

-

Dividends paid

(1,400)

 

(1,182)

 

(1,182)

Repayment of borrowings

(408)

 

(34)

 

(868)

 

             

 

             

 

             

Net cash (used in)/from financing activities

(826)

 

(1,216)

 

5,704

 

             

 

             

 

             

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

4,651

 

3,307

 

(861)

Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January

3,861

 

4,722

 

4,722

 

             

 

             

 

             

Cash and cash equivalents at period end

8,512

 

8,029

 

3,861

 

             

 

             

 

             

                 

 

 

 

General information and reporting entity

 

 

 

Quixant Plc ("Quixant") is a Public Limited Company incorporated and domiciled in England and Wales, whose shares are publically traded on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. The address of the Company's registered office is Aisle Barn, 100 High Street, Balsham, Cambridge, CB21 4EP. Quixant is a leading provider of innovative, highly engineered technology products principally for the global gaming industry.  The Group designs and manufactures highly optimised computing solutions and monitors.  In November 2015 Quixant acquired Densitron Technologies, which has a strong heritage in the sale of electronic display solutions to global industrial markets. This condensed consolidated interim financial information for the Quixant Group comprises the Company, its branch in Taiwan and its subsidiaries (the "Group").

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial information is neither audited nor reviewed and the results of operations for the six months ended 30 June 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for future operating periods.  The condensed consolidated interim financial information has not been reviewed under IRSE 2410.

 

The financial information shown for the year ended 31 December 2015 in the interim financial information does not constitute full statutory financial statements as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and has been extracted from the Company's annual report and accounts. The Auditor's Report on the annual report and accounts was unqualified.

 

The value of intangible assets has increased significantly following the acquisitions made in 2015.  Full details of these acquisitions were included in notes 2 and 12 to the Company's annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

1.  Principal accounting policies

 

Statement of compliance

This condensed consolidated interim financial report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. Selected explanatory notes are included to explain events and transactions that are significant to an understanding of the changes in financial position and performance of the Group since the last annual consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 31 December 2015. This condensed consolidated interim financial report does not include all the information required for full annual financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. The reporting currency adopted by the Quixant Group is the US dollar as this is the trading currency of the Group.

 

This condensed consolidated interim financial report was approved by the Board of Directors on 13 September 2016.

 

Judgements and estimates

Preparing the interim financial report 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 expenses. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

 

The preparation of financial information requires the use of certain critical accounting estimates.  It also requires management to exercise its judgement in the process of applying the Quixant Group accounting policies.  The areas involving a higher degree of judgement and estimation continue to relate to determining the point at which the criteria for development cost capitalisation have been met and inventory and bad debt provisions respectively.  In addition, management considers the recoverable amount of goodwill and the assessment of the contingent consideration payable to be judgemental areas.  Goodwill is reviewed for impairment at each reporting date or when indicators of impairment arise.

 

The Group is in the process of evaluating the goodwill on the acquisition of Quixant Deutschland GmbH which was estimated at 31 December 2015.  The results of the evaluation will be incorporated into the Group accounts at 31 December 2016.

 

Segmental analysis

The Quixant Group determines and presents operating segments based on the information that internally is provided to the executive management team, the body which is considered to be the Quixant Group's Chief Operating Decision Maker ("CODM").  An operating segment is a component of the Quixant Group that engages in business activities from which it may earn revenues and incur expenses, including revenues and expenses that relate to transactions with any of the Quixant Group's other components.  The operating segments' operating results are reviewed regularly by the CODM to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment, to assess its performance and for which discrete financial information is available.  The financial information of the operating segments is set out in Note 2.

 

Significant accounting policies

The accounting policies applied by the Group in this condensed consolidated interim financial report are the same as those applied by the Group in its consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

EBITDA reconciliation

EBITDA for the current and prior periods has been derived as follows:

 

 

 

 

6 months ended
30 June 2016

6 months ended
30 June 2015

12 months ended
31 December 2015

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

 

3,466

2,053

6,420

Adding back:

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation expense

 

 

929

549

1,368

Financial expenses

 

 

217

11

74

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

583

343

871

Amortisation of customer related goodwill

 

 

614

-

-

 

 

 

             

             

             

EBITDA

 

 

5,809

2,956

8,733

Share based payments expense

 

 

150

97

197

Costs arising on the acquisition of subsidiaries

 

 

-

-

1,168

 

 

 

             

             

             

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

5,959

3,053

10,098

 

 

 

             

             

             

2.   Business and geographical segments

 

The Chief Operating Decision Maker in the organisation is an executive management committee comprising the Board of Directors.  They have determined the operating segments detailed within this report on which the business is managed.  The Group assesses the performance of the segments based on a measure of revenue and EBITDA.  The principal divisions are the Quixant Gaming division, which is the core gaming business, and the Densitron division, which comprises the Densitron operating segments in Europe, America, France and Japan.  No single customer accounted for more than 20% of total revenue for the six months to 30 June 2016.  The operating segments applicable to the Group are as follows:

 

·     Quixant Gaming division.

·     Densitron Europe

·     Densitron America

·     Densitron France

·     Densitron Japan

 

 

 

 

Quixant

Gaming division

Densitron Europe

Densitron America

Densitron France

Densitron Japan

Total

 

 

$000

$000

$000

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months to 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

21,203

6,373

8,330

2,483

2,941

41,330

 

Profit/(loss) before tax

3,273

(125)

709

270

268

4,395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

39,870

5,807

3,760

2,094

2,099

53,630

 

Liabilities

(14,417)

(6,612)

(2,015)

(1,268)

(538)

(24,850)

 

Net assets/(liabilities)

25,453

(805)

1,745

826

1,561

28,780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve months to 31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

36,650

1,977

2,106

411

685

 41,829

Profit/(loss) before tax

7,607

104

189

(87)

(25)

7,788

 

As at 31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

42,215

5,265

4,572

1,676

1,653

55,381

 

Liabilities

(18,642)

(6,835)

(2,629)

(1,154)

(470)

(29,730)

 

Net assets/(liabilities)

23,573

(1,570)

1,943

522

1,183

25,651

 

                                                               

 

The Densitron results are included for the period since acquisition on 10 November 2015 to 31 December 2015.

 

For periods up to 10 November 2015, the Group had determined that it had only one operating and reportable segment.  All significant assets and liabilities were located within the UK, Taiwan and USA.

3.   Taxation

 

 

 

 

6 months ended
30 June 2016

6 months ended
30 June 2015

12 months ended
31 December 2015

 

 

 

$000

$000

$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis of charge in periods

 

 

 

 

 

Current tax

 

 

 

 

 

UK corporation tax

 

 

557

413

764

Foreign tax

 

 

398

61

550

Deferred tax

 

 

(26)

75

175

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prior periods

 

 

 

 

 

UK corporation tax

 

 

-

-

(121)

 

 

 

             

             

             

Tax expense

 

 

929

549

1,368

 

 

 

             

             

             

 

 

4.   Share capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months ended
30 June 2016

6 months ended
30 June 2015

12 months ended
31 December 2015

 

 

Number

$000

$000

$000

Allocated, called up and fully paid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At beginning of period

 

64,634,782

104

104

104

Issue of new shares as a result of exercise of employee share options

 

 

640,400

 

1

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At end of period

 

65,275,182

105

104

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Company paid a full year dividend of 1.5p per share for the year ended 31 December 2015 on 19 May 2016.

 

5.   Earnings per ordinary share (EPS)

 

 

 

6 months ended 30 June 2016

6 months ended 30 June 2015

12 months ended 31 December 2015

 

 

 

$000

 

$000

 

$000

Earnings

 

 

 

 

Earnings for the purposes of basic and diluted EPS being net profit attributable to equity shareholders

 

 

 

3,463

 

 

 

 

 

2,053

 

 

 

 

 

6,420

 

 

 

Number of shares

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purpose of basic EPS

 

 

 

 

64,691,392

 

 

64,634,782

 

 

64,634,782

Effect of dilutive potential ordinary shares:

-     Share options

      

1,852,249

1,770,000

1,810,578

Weighted number of ordinary shares for the purpose of diluted EPS

 

66,543,641

66,404,782

66,445,360

 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period.

 

 

6.   Related party transactions

 

In June 2016 two Directors entered into a related party transaction.  The wife of G P Mullins rented a house to a subsidiary company.  The rent payable is determined on an arm's length basis.  This subsidiary company provides the house rent free to J F Jayal.

 

There were no other related party transactions, other than the operation of standard service agreements with key management personnel.

 

 


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