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Safestyle UK PLC
15 September 2016
 

15 September 2016

 

This announcement contains inside information

 

Safestyle UK plc

 

Unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2016

 

Safestyle UK plc (AIM: SFE), the leading UK-focused retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors for the homeowner market, today announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016.

 

Financial and Operational highlights

 

 

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 June 2016

£m

Unaudited

6 months ended

30 June 2015

£m

 

 

 

% change

Revenue

83.5

74.0

+12.8%

Gross profit***

28.2

25.2

+11.9%

Gross margin %***

33.7%

34.1%

-40bps

EBITDA

10.1

9.3

+8.6%

Underlying EBITDA*

11.1

9.5

+16.8%

PBT

9.5

8.7

+9.2%

Underlying PBT**

10.6

9.0

+17.8%

EPS - Basic

9.4p

9.1p

+3.3%

Interim Dividend

3.75p

3.40p

+10.3%

 

* Underlying EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and share based payments charges

** Underlying PBT is defined as earnings before taxation and share based payments charges

*** Cost of sales restated to reflect lead generation costs previously stated as other operating expenses

 

·    Volume of frames installed increased by 5.7% to 149,742 (H1 2015: 141,712)

·    Continued growth in market share to 10.0% at 30 June 2016 (End 2015: 9.5%)

·    Leads generated from media and on-line marketing grew by 26% to 39,118 (H1 2015: 31,095)

·    Average unit sales price up 4.7% to £556 (FY 2015: £531)

·    New sales offices opened in Guildford and Norwich

·    Pre-tax operating cash flow of £9.8 million (2015: £8.7 million)

 

Commenting on the results, Steve Birmingham, CEO said:

 

"I am pleased to report that Safestyle UK has delivered another record performance in the first half of 2016 in which our revenue, market share and profit all increased. We have continued to build on the positive momentum generated last year and the Group's cash conversion and balance sheet remain strong. Furthermore, we continue to execute on our strategy of increasing market share and expanding geographically, with new sales branches opened in Guildford and Norwich. 

 

So far in H2 we have seen no change in demand which might be attributed to June's Brexit vote. Order intake since the half year has increased on the previous year, albeit at a lower rate than in the first half due to more challenging comparatives.

 

We have entered the second half of 2016 in a strong position and the Board remains confident of making further progress and delivering a full year outturn in line with management expectations."

 

Enquiries:

 

Safestyle UK plc

Tel: 0207 653 9850

Steve Birmingham, Chief Executive Officer

 

Mike Robinson, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

 

Zeus Capital (Nominated Adviser & Joint Broker)

Tel: 0203 829 5000

Nick How / Dominic King / Andrew Jones

 

 

Liberum (Joint Broker)

Neil Patel

 

 

Tel: 0203 100 2100

FTI Consulting (Financial PR)

Tel: 0203 727 1000

Oliver Winters / Alex Beagley / James Styles

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Safestyle UK plc

 

The Group is the leading retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors to the UK homeowner market.  For more information please visit www.safestyleukplc.co.uk and www.safestyle-windows.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

Chairman's Statement

 

Summary of Performance

 

I am pleased to report that Safestyle UK has continued to perform well in the six months ended 30 June 2016.

 

Revenue was up 12.8% to £83.5 million (H1 2015: £74.0 million) as we continued to increase our market share in the period to 10.02% (9.46% as at 31 December 2015), according to FENSA installations data. Order intake was up 19.7% and we closed the period with a record half-year order book.

 

Profit before tax increased by 8.9% to £9.5 million (H1 2015: £8.8 million), after including an unusually high charge related to LTIP share options granted at the time of the company's IPO in 2013, and exercised during the period, of £1.05 million (H1 2015: £0.22 million). Underlying EBITDA was up 16.5% at £11.1 million. EPS for the period is up marginally to 9.4p, reflecting both the option expense and the increased number of shares in issue as a result of the April 2016 exercise of share options and the October 2015 warrant exercise.

 

The business continues to convert profit into cash, with H1 2016 cash conversion (the ratio of net cashflow from operating activities before taxation to underlying EBITDA) for the period at 88%, compared with 91% for FY 2015. The Group's balance sheet is robust with cash of £23.6 million at 30 June 2016 (£16.5 million as at 31 December 2015). The special dividend of £5.6 million announced with the 2015 full year results was paid on 11 July 2016 alongside the final dividend of £5.6 million.

 

Interim Dividend

 

We will pay an interim dividend of 3.75 pence per share, an increase of 10.3%, on 31 October 2016.  The record date will be 30 September 2016.

 

Business Review

 

The market in which the Group operates contracted by 2.2% by volume in H1 2016 (according to FENSA data), albeit with some recovery in Q2, which we expect will continue in Q3. Our own order intake has been very strong in the first half of the year. The second half has started on plan,   with the three new frame colours introduced at the beginning of June being well received and current order intake shows growth in line with our expectations. We remain encouraged by the demand for our conservatory refurbishment program which remains on target.

 

We note the caution expressed by many commentators about the short-term market outlook for RMI related expenditure. We are pleased that we continue to trade well in an uncertain market place, and see some signs of returning consumer confidence. Taking into consideration the record low interest rates in the UK, we consider that the long-term prospects for enhanced RMI expenditure by the homeowner are robust.

 

Our continued market outperformance reflects our outstanding quality and value proposition, reinforced by our broad product range and ongoing development, geographic expansion, an effective digital strategy, and a market leading finance proposition.

 

Investment in our new factory extension at Wombwell, South Yorkshire, has commenced, and we are currently on time and on budget. The facility is scheduled to be operational in summer 2017.

 

Outlook

 

Our expectation is that the market will show some modest volume growth for the rest of 2016. We expect to continue to gain market share in H2, reflecting our strong order book at 30 June 2016 and our continued sales performance.

 

The business is well positioned and we expect to deliver a full year outturn in line with management expectations.

 

RS Halbert

Chairman

15 September 2016

 

 

 

Finance Review

 

Revenue

 

Revenue for the period was £83.5 million against £74.0 million for the same period last year, representing growth of 12.8%.  The key factors underpinning this growth were:

 

·    26.0% growth in leads generated from direct response from 31,095 to 39,118

·    5.7% growth in the volume of frames installed from 141,712 to 149,742

·    6.9% growth in average unit price from £520 to £556 ex VAT

 

The price list increase implemented at the start of the year to counterbalance the additional costs of the new consumer finance products has been secured.  Unit prices have been further boosted by the sale and installation of 208 conservatory upgrades in the first 6 months of the year.

 

Gross margin

 

The basis of calculating gross margin has been changed from the beginning of this year and the prior period comparatives have been restated accordingly.  Marketing costs that are directly linked to lead generation and previously included as 'Operating expenses' have been reclassified as 'Cost of sales', as explained in note 4.

 

On this basis gross profit increased by 11.9% in the period from £25.2 million in 2015 to £28.2 million in 2016.  Gross margin suffered a small drop from 34.1% in the first half of 2015 to 33.7% for the same period in 2016.

 

The gross margin reduction is in line with expectations.  The price list increase from 1 January 2016 almost offset the additional cost of the consumer finance products introduced on 1 June 2015.  Average sales prices increased steadily through the first half as the pre-increase order book was installed, supporting expectations that gross margin will continue to improve in the second half of the year.

 

Other operating expenses

 

Other operating expenses for the period were £18.7 million (2015: £16.5 million), an increase of 13%.  Employer National Insurance costs of £0.9 million were incurred in the period as a result of the exercise in April 2016 of LTIP options granted when the company floated in 2013.

 

The business continued to invest in building its brand profile, particularly in the south of England, and spent an additional £0.6 million in TV advertising.

 

Salary costs increased by £0.6 million as a result of the annual pay award and continued investment in organic growth.

 

 

EBITDA, PBT and EPS

 

Underlying EBITDA before share based payments was £11.1 million for the period (H1 2015: £9.5 million), an increase of 17%. PBT increased by 8% from £8.8 million in H1 2015 to £9.5 million but this was impacted by the one-off cost £0.9 million from the LTIP exercise.

 

Basic earnings per share for the period were 9.4p compared to 9.1p for the same period last year.  The value for the first half of 2016 has been impacted by the one-off LTIP cost and by the dilution effect on the weighted average number of shares of both the LTIP exercise and the October 2015 warrant exercise.  The basis for these calculations are detailed in note 6 to the accounts.

 

Cash

 

The cash balance at 30 June 2016 was £23.6 million, an increase of £7.1 million in the period.

 

Pre-tax operating activities generated £9.8 million (2015: £8.7 million).  Capital expenditure in the period was £1.0 million.  £0.7 million of this total related to the factory expansion project.

 

Dividends

 

The Board is declaring an interim dividend of 3.75p per share.  The dividend will be paid on 31 October 2016 to shareholders on the register at close of business on 30 September 2016.

 

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated interim statement of comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restated

 

Restated

 

 

 

 

Note

 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 

 6 months ended 30 June 2015

 

12 months ended 31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

£000

 

£000

 

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue 

 

 

83,548

 

73,990

 

148,902

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

(55,361)

 

(48,777)

 

(99,212)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

28,187

 

25,213

 

49,690

 

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

(18,697)

 

(16,485)

 

(32,205)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

 

9,490

 

8,728

 

17,485

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA before share based payments and charges relating to exercised LTIP options

 

 

11,103

 

9,528

 

19,060

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity settled share based payments charges

 

8

(104)

 

(224)

 

(443)

 

 

Charges relating to exercised LTIP options

 

9

(947)

 

-  

 

-  

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

 

(562)

 

(576)

 

(1,132)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

 

9,490

 

8,728

 

17,485

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

 

 

55

 

45

 

96

 

 

Finance expense

 

 

(7)

 

(12)

 

(18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before taxation

 

 

9,538

 

8,761

 

17,563

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

 

7

(1,920)

 

(1,701)

 

(3,603)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after taxation for the period

 

 

7,618

 

7,060

 

13,960

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

-  

 

-  

 

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive profit for the period attributable to shareholders

 

 

7,618

 

7,060

 

13,960

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic (pence)

 

6

9.4

 

9.1

 

17.8

 

 

Diluted (pence)

 

6

9.3

 

8.7

 

17.3

 

 

All operations were continuing throughout all periods.

 

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated interim statement of financial position

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

Note

 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 

 6 months ended 30 June 2015

 

12 months ended 31 December 2015

 

 

 

£000

 

£000

 

£000

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets - Trademarks

 

 

504

 

504

 

504

Intangible assets - Goodwill

 

 

20,283

 

20,758

 

20,758

Intangible assets - Software

 

 

475

 

548

 

609

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

8,498

 

7,212

 

7,492

Deferred tax asset

 

 

30

 

746

 

1,241

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

29,790

 

29,768

 

30,604

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

 

1,711

 

1,556

 

1,500

Trade and other receivables

 

 

6,752

 

5,242

 

3,858

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

23,552

 

14,864

 

16,485

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

32,015

 

21,662

 

21,843

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

 

61,805

 

51,430

 

52,447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Called up share capital

 

 

828

 

778

 

803

Share premium account

 

 

81,979

 

77,000

 

79,440

Profit and loss account

 

 

18,375

 

19,311

 

24,278

Common control transaction reserve

 

 

(66,527)

 

(66,527)

 

(66,527)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34,655

 

30,562

 

37,994

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

12,812

 

11,673

 

10,159

Dividends accrued

 

5

11,263

 

4,822

 

-  

Financial liabilities

 

 

70

 

94

 

108

Corporation tax liabilities

 

 

521

 

1,784

 

1,746

Provision for liabilities and charges

 

 

701

 

719

 

668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

25,367

 

19,092

 

12,681

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial liabilities

 

 

35

 

130

 

70

Provision for liabilities and charges

 

 

1,748

 

1,646

 

1,702

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

1,783

 

1,776

 

1,772

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

27,150

 

20,868

 

14,453

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

 

61,805

 

51,430

 

52,447

 

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated interim statement of changes in equity

 

 

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Profit and loss account

Common control transaction reserve

Total equity

 

 

 

£000

£000

£000

£000

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 30 June 2015

 

 

778

77,000

19,311

(66,527)

30,562

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive profit for the period

 

 

-  

-  

6,900

-  

6,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners of the Company:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of shares

 

 

25

2,440

-  

-  

2,465

Equity settled share based payment

 

 

-  

-  

219

-  

219

Deferred tax on equity settled share based payments

 

 

-  

-  

496

-  

496

Dividends

 

 

-  

-  

(2,648)

-  

(2,648)

Balance at 31 December 2015

 

 

803

79,440

24,278

(66,527)

37,994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive profit for the period

 

 

-  

-  

7,618

-  

7,618

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners of the Company:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of shares

 

 

25

2,539

(2,564)

-  

-  

Equity settled share based payment

 

 

-  

-  

104

-  

104

Deferred tax on equity settled share based payments

 

 

-  

-  

203

-  

203

Dividends

 

 

-  

-  

(11,263)

-  

(11,263)

Balance at 30 June  2016

 

 

828

81,979

18,375

(66,527)

34,655

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated interim statement of cash flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

 

 6 months ended 30 June 2016

 

 6 months ended 30 June 2015

 

12 months ended 31 December 2015

 

 

 

£000

 

£000

 

£000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the year

 

 

7,435

 

7,060

 

13,960

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of plant, property and equipment

 

 

461

 

493

 

957

Amortisation of intangible fixed assets

 

 

101

 

83

 

175

Finance income

 

 

(54)

 

(45)

 

(96)

Finance expense

 

 

7

 

12

 

18

Profit on sale of plant, property and equipment

 

 

7

 

-  

 

-  

Equity settled share based payments

 

 

104

 

224

 

443

Tax expense

 

 

2,103

 

1,701

 

3,603

 

 

 

10,164

 

9,528

 

19,060

Increase in inventories

 

 

(211)

 

(93)

 

(36)

Increase in trade and other receivables

 

 

(2,894)

 

(1,928)

 

(544)

Decrease in trade and other payables

 

 

2,654

 

1,356

 

(160)

Decrease in provisions

 

 

79

 

(147)

 

(142)

 

 

 

(372)

 

(812)

 

(882)

Hire purchase interest paid

 

 

(7)

 

(11)

 

(17)

Other interest paid

 

 

-  

 

(1)

 

(1)

 

 

 

(7)

 

(12)

 

(18)

Taxation paid

 

 

(1,734)

 

(1,600)

 

(3,540)

Net cash from operating activities

 

 

8,051

 

7,104

 

14,620

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of property, plant and equipment

 

 

(1,007)

 

(663)

 

(1,343)

Interest received

 

 

54

 

45

 

96

Proceeds from issue of property, plant and equipment

 

 

42

 

-  

 

-  

Acquisition of intangible fixed assets

 

 

-  

 

(28)

 

(243)

Net cash outflow from investing activities

 

 

(911)

 

(646)

 

(1,490)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from the issue of ordinary shares

 

 

-  

 

-  

 

2,465

Payment of hire purchase and finance leases

 

 

(73)

 

(51)

 

(97)

Dividends paid

 

 

-  

 

-  

 

(7,470)

Net cash outflow from financing activities

 

 

(73)

 

(51)

 

(5,102)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

7,067

 

6,407

 

8,028

Cash and cash equivalents at start of year

 

 

16,485

 

8,457

 

8,457

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

 

 

23,552

 

14,864

 

16,485

 

Notes to the interim financial information

1              General information

 

The condensed interim financial information set out herein is in respect of Safestyle UK plc and its subsidiaries (the Group) for the period ended 30 June 2016.

 

Safestyle UK plc is a public listed company incorporated in Jersey.  The registered office address of Safestyle UK plc is 47 Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey JE1 0BD.

 

The financial information presented for the year ended 31 December 2015 is not the statutory accounts for that financial year, these accounts have been reported on by the company's auditor. The report of the auditor was unqualified and did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report.

 

 The company is not required to present parent company information.

 

2              Basis of preparation

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial information for the period ended 30 June 2016 has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, 'Interim financial reporting' as adopted by the European Union.

 

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.

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2015 which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union.

 

The accounting policies adopted in the condensed interim financial information are consistent with those set out in financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2015.

 

 

3              Going concern

 

The Group has considerable financial resources and has prepared forecasts that show the Group is expected to continue to trade strongly. As a consequence, the Directors believe that the Group is well placed to manage its business risks successfully.

 

The assessment of the Group's ability to execute its strategy by funding future working capital requirements involves judgement. The Directors monitor future cash requirements to assess the Group's ability to meet these funding requirements.

 

The Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.  Thus they continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the annual financial statements.

 

 

 

4              Significant  accounting policies

 

Accounting Estimates

 

In preparing this condensed consolidated interim financial report, significant judgments made by management in applying the Group's accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as those that applied to the consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

Reclassification of costs

 

In the current year costs of  £3.0m (H1 2015: £2.3m, FY 2015: £4.8m) relating to the cost of generating of customer leads were reclassified as a 'cost of sale', previously these were classed as 'other operating expenses'. The board of Directors decided this reflected the 'true nature' of the cost. There is no resulting change to operating profit in the period and there are no prior year adjustments to profit. The previous year's figures have been restated to allow comparison with the current year.

 

5              Dividends

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

 6 months ended

 

 6 months ended

 

12 months ended

 

 

30 June 2016

 

30 June 2015

 

31 December 2015

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-  

 

-  

 

4,822

 

 

11,263

 

4,822

 

2,648

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11,263

 

4,822

 

7,470

 

 

A final dividend for the year end 31 December 2015 of 6.8 pence per ordinary share totalling £5,630,847 was paid on 11 July 2016.

A special dividend for the year end 31 December 2015 of 6.8 pence per ordinary share totalling £5,630,847 was also paid on 11 July 2016.

A proposed interim dividend for the half year end 30 June 2016 of 3.75 pence per ordinary share will be paid on 31 October 2016.

 

 

 

6              Earnings per share

 

a) Basic earnings per share

 

 

The calculation of basic earnings per share has been based on the following profit attributable to ordinary shareholders and weighted-average number of shares outstanding.

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

 

 6 months ended

 

 6 months ended

 

12 months ended

 

 

 

30 June 2016

 

30 June 2015

 

31 December 2015

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders

 

 

7,618

 

7,060

 

13,960

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average number of ordinary shares (basic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No of shares '000

 

No of shares '000

 

No of shares '000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issued ordinary shares at period end

 

 

81,184

 

77,778

 

78,283

 

b) Diluted earnings per share

 

 

The calculation of diluted earnings per share has been based on the following profit attributable to ordinary shareholders and weighted-average number of ordinary shares outstanding after adjustment for the effects of all dilutive potential ordinary shares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

 

 6 months ended

 

 6 months ended

 

12 months ended

 

 

 

30 June 2016

 

30 June 2015

 

31 December 2015

 

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders

 

 

7,618

 

7,060

 

13,960

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No of shares '000

 

No of shares '000

 

No of shares '000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average number of ordinary shares (basic)

 

 

81,184

 

77,778

 

78,283

Effect of dilutive share options and warrants

 

 

385

 

3,040

 

2,435

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average number of ordinary shares (basic) at period end

 

 

81,569

 

80,818

 

80,718

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The average market value of the Company's shares for the purpose of calculating the dilutive effect of share options was based on quoted market prices for the period during which the options were outstanding.

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

Unaudited

 

Audited

 

 

 

 6 months ended

 

 6 months ended

 

12 months ended

 

 

 

30 June 2016

 

30 June 2015

 

31 December 2015

Earnings per share (pence)

 

 

9.4

 

9.1

 

17.8

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

 

 

9.3

 

8.7

 

17.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7              Taxation

 

The condensed interim financial information includes a tax charge based on the management's best estimate of the full year effective tax rate based on expected full year profits to 31 December 2016. The effective tax rate applied in the period was 20.13% (period ended 30 June 2015: 19.4%) which compares to the standard corporation tax rate of 20.00%. The main reason for the effective tax rate being higher than the standard rate is due to movements in deferred tax relating to capital allowances and share based payments.

 

Reductions in the UK corporation tax rate from 23% to 21% (effective 1 April 2014) and 20% (effective from 1 April 2015) were substantively enacted on 2 July 2013. Further reductions to 19% (effective 1 April 2017) and to 18% (effective 1 April 2020) were substantively enacted on 26 October 2015. This will reduce the Group's future current tax charge accordingly. The deferred tax asset at 30 June 2016 has been calculated based on these rates.

 

 

8              Share Based Payments

 

At 30 June 2016 the Group had the following share based payment arrangements:

 

LTIPS

 

The Group operates an equity-settled LTIP remuneration scheme for Directors and certain management ("LTIP 2013", "LTIP 2015" & "LTIP 2016").

The only vesting condition attached to the LTIP 2013 scheme was that the individual must remain an employee of the Group for a minimum period. The LTIP 2013 options vested on 5 December 2015. On 22 April 2016 all the members vested their options resulting in the issue of 2,564,427 new shares out of 3,986,110 originally granted. The remaining shares are not exercisable under the criteria used in the issue of the shares and the LTIP 2013 has now closed.

On 29 April 2016, a further 448,523 options were granted ("LTIP 2016"). The LTIP 2015 and 2016 schemes require a combination of specific performance based criteria and remaining an employee for a minimum period.

The numbers of share options in existence during the year were as follows:

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 6 months ended  

 6 months ended

12 months ended

 

 

30 June 2016

30 June 2015

31 December 2015

 

 

Number of share options

Weighted average exercise price

Number of share options

Weighted average exercise price

Number of share options

Weighted average exercise price

Outstanding at start of period

 

4,581,976

 £1.10

4,083,333

 £1.00

4,083,333

 £1.00

Granted during the year

 

448,533

 £2.68

595,866

 £1.79

595,866

 £1.79

Issued in the year

 

(2,564,427)

  £0.00

-  

  -  

(97,223)

 £1.00

Cancelled in the year

 

(1,421,683)

 £1.00

-  

  -  

-  

 £1.00

Lapsed in the year

 

(14,265)

 £1.79

-  

  -  

-  

 £1.00

Outstanding at end of period

 

1,030,134

 £2.18

4,679,199

 £1.10

4,581,976

 £1.10

Exercisable at end of period

 

-  

  -  

  -  

  -  

3,986,110

 £1.00

 

 

 

8              Share Based Payments (continued)

 

Options are valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.  The following information is relevant in the determination of the fair value of the options granted during the period.

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 6 months ended  

 

 

 

 

30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

LTIP 2016

LTIP 2015

LTIP 2013

Grant date

 

 

 

 

29/04/2016

01/04/2015

05/12/2013

Vesting date

 

 

 

 

29/04/2019

01/04/2018

05/12/2015

Lapsing date

 

 

 

 

01/04/2026

01/04/2025

05/12/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk free interest rate

 

 

 

 

1.22%

1.28%

1.19%

Expected volatility

 

 

 

 

36.93%

43.13%

38.90%

Expected option life (in years)

 

 

 

 

6.50

6.50

3.50

Weighted average share price after adjusting for PV of dividends

 

£2.67

£1.80

£0.77

Weighted average exercise price

 

 

 

 

£2.68

£1.79

£1.00

Weighted average fair value of options granted

 

 

65.79p

44.78p

15.93p

Dividend Yield

 

 

 

 

3.60%

5.20%

8.00%

Remaining contractual life

 

 

 

 

9.76

8.76

2.43

 

 

 

At the grant date there was limited share price history for the company on which to calculate volatility. Volatility was therefore estimated using both Safestyle and companies classified in the 'Home Improvement Retailers' subsector on the London Stock Exchange.

 

 

8              Share Based Payments (continued)

 

SAYE

 

On 1 April 2016 the company launched a new share save (SAYE) scheme ("SAYE 2016") in addition to the existing schemes ("SAYE 2014" and "SAYE 2015") for employees. All schemes allow employees to acquire a certain number of shares at a discount of 20% of the share price prior to the invitation to join the scheme, using amounts saved under a 'Save As You Earn' savings contract.

The numbers of share options in existence during the year were as follows:

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 6 months ended  

 6 months ended

12 months ended

 

 

30 June 2016

30 June 2015

31 December 2015

 

 

Number of share options

Weighted average exercise price

Number of share options

Weighted average exercise price

Number of share options

Weighted average exercise price

Outstanding at start of period

 

452,460

 £1.37

         262,598

 £1.31

         262,598

 £1.31

Granted during the year

 

87,485

 £2.25

         211,657

 £1.43

         211,657

 £1.43

Lapsed during the period

 

(59,093)

 £1.49

(21,795)

 £1.31

(21,795)

 £1.31

Outstanding at end of period

 

480,852

 £1.51

         474,255

 £1.43

         452,460

 £1.37

Exercisable at end of period

 

                   -  

  -  

                   -  

  -  

                   -  

  -  

 

Options are valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.  The following information is relevant in the determination of the fair value of the options granted during the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

 

 

 

 

 6 months ended  

 

 

 

 

30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

SAYE 2016

SAYE 2015

SAYE 2014

Grant date

 

 

 

 

01/04/2016

01/04/2015

27/03/2014

Vesting date

 

 

 

 

01/05/2019

01/05/2018

01/05/2017

Lapsing date

 

 

 

 

01/11/2019

01/11/2018

01/11/2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk free interest rate

 

 

 

 

0.56%

0.76%

1.31%

Expected volatility

 

 

 

 

32.88%

23.80%

52.80%

Expected option life (in years)

 

 

 

 

3.35

3.35

3.35

Weighted average share price after adjusting for PV of dividends

 

£2.81

£1.80

£1.57

Weighted average exercise price

 

 

 

 

£2.25

£1.43

£1.31

Weighted average fair value of options granted

 

 

71.93p

41.52p

58.40p

Dividend Yield

 

 

 

 

3.40%

5.20%

8.00%

Remaining contractual life

 

 

 

 

3.34

2.34

1.34

 

 

At the grant date there was limited share price history for the company on which to calculate volatility. Volatility was therefore estimated using both Safestyle and companies classified in the 'Home Improvement Retailers' subsector on the London Stock Exchange.

 

 

8              Share Based Payment (continued)

 

The total share-based expense comprises:

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

 6 months ended  

 6 months ended

12 months ended

 

 

30 June 2016

30 June 2015

31 December 2015

 

 

 

£000

 

£000

 

£000

Equity settled - LTIP

 

 

60

 

186

 

369

Equity settled - SAYE

 

 

44

 

38

 

74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

104

 

224

 

443

 

 

9              Charges relating to exercised LTIP options

 

On 22 April 2016 the LTIP 2013 options were exercised resulting in an employer's national insurance contribution charge of £920k and £27k of associated charges. These have been shown within 'operating profit' but excluded from 'EBITDA before share based payments and charges relating to exercised LTIP options' on the face of the statement of comprehensive income.

 

 

10           Seasonality

Order intake is subject to small seasonal fluctuations with higher demand in the first and fourth quarters as a result of seasonal weather factors. The business can, within limits, smooth this demand by flexing its order book and aims to level load its operations to minimize costs. As a result revenues and profits would normally be similar for both halves of the year.

 

 

 

 

           

INDEPENDENT REVIEW REPORT TO SAFESTYLE UK PLC 

Introduction 

We have been engaged by the company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly report for the six months ended 30 June 2016 which comprises the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Comprehensive Income, the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Changes in Equity, the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Financial Position, the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Cash Flows and the related explanatory notes.  We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements. 

This report is made solely to the company in accordance with the terms of our engagement.  Our review has been undertaken so that we might state to the company those matters we are required to state to it in this report and for no other purpose.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have reached. 
Directors' responsibilities 

The half-yearly report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the Directors.  The Directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly report in accordance with the AIM Rules. 

As disclosed in note 2, the annual financial statements of the group are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU.  The condensed set of financial statements included in this half-yearly report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the EU

Our responsibility 

Our responsibility is to express to the company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly report based on our review. 

Scope of review 

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the UK.  A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, 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 (UK and Ireland) 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. 

Conclusion 

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly report for the six months ended 30 June 2016 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34 as adopted by the EU and the AIM Rules.

Ian Beaumont

for and on behalf of KPMG LLP 

Chartered Accountants

1 Sovereign Square,

Sovereign St,

Leeds

LS1 4DA

 

15 September 2016


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