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Transense Technologies PLC
21 September 2016
 

21 September 2016

 

Transense Technologies Plc

("Transense" or "the Company")

Final results for the year ended 30 June 2016

 

Transense Technologies Plc (AIM: TRT), the provider of sensor systems for industrial, mining and transportation markets, is pleased to report audited results for the year ended 30 June 2016 in line with the board's expectations, and significant progress in the development of each of the two core business activities.

 

Highlights

 

·    Revenues including licence fees £5.12m  (2015: £1.25m)

·    Disposal of loss making IntelliSAW division in October 2015

·    Licence fees from Emerson of £3.04m following disposal of IntelliSAW business

·    Profit from continuing operations £1.63m  (2015: Loss £2.08m)

·    Net profit for the year of £1.15m (2015: net loss of £3.12m)

·    Net cash generated from operations of £0.84m (2015: £2.15m net cash consumed)

·    Net cash at end of period of £3.65m (2015: £0.47m)

·    Increased market recognition of value in SAW technology

·    Imminent launch of iTrack II system for mining productivity

·    Proposed new capital structure

 

 

Executive Chairman of Transense Technologies, David Ford, said:

 

"The Company has made a great deal of progress over the last year in positioning each of the two core businesses for future success. The Company is now in a robust financial condition and has the resources available to commit to building two distinct businesses with high growth potential. 

The board is confident that the longer term prospects for the Company are promising, whilst maintaining a cautiously optimistic view of prospects for short term revenue growth and the achievement of break even."

 

For further information please visit www.transense.co.uk or contact:

 

Transense Technologies Plc

Graham Storey, Chief Executive

 

Tel: 01869 238380

 

finnCap

Ed Frisby, Giles Rolls (Corporate Finance)

Tony Quirke, Alice Lane (Corporate Broking)

 

Tel: 020 7220 0500

 

IFC Advisory

Tim Metcalfe, Graham Herring, Heather Armstrong, Miles Nolan

 

Tel: 020 3053 8671

 

 

About Transense Technologies

Based in Oxfordshire, UK, Transense has developed patent-protected sensor systems and supporting technology for use in a variety of diverse high growth markets. Transense's Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW), wireless, battery-less, sensor systems offer significant advantages over legacy wireless sensor systems. Transense is targeting the transport and mining industries, and the global torque, temperature and pressure sensing markets, via its trading divisions, Translogik and SAWSense.

Transense's shares are admitted to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange (AIM: "TRT").

www.transense.co.uk

 

 

 

Chairman's statement

 

The Company has made a great deal of progress over the last year in strengthening financial resources and positioning each of the two core businesses for future success. Revenue from continuing operations was strongly ahead of the low base set in the prior year, and net profits came in line with the board's expectations.

Financial results and condition

Revenue from continuing activities totalled £5.12m. Revenues, before the IntelliSAW related license fee, increased by 67% to £2.08m (2015: £1.25m). The pre tax profit (before discontinued operations) totalled £1.60m, which included the licence fee of £3.04m before associated costs and £2.76m after costs (2015: loss £2.13m).

The total profit attributable to shareholders was £1.15m (2015: loss of £3.12m) resulting in earnings per ordinary share of 0.26 pence (2015: loss of 1.11 pence). The board do not recommend payment of a dividend.

Net cash balances at 30 June 2015 were £3.65m (2015: £0.47m).

Strategy

The Company provides innovative sensor systems for complex applications and operates two principal businesses, SAWSense and Translogik. A third operating business, IntelliSAW, was sold in October 2015.

The Company intends to continue to commercialise sensor technologies by working closely with global partners in order to build value for shareholders through the generation and distribution of net income, and/or the return of capital on realisation.

SAWSense designs and develops Surface Acoustic Wave (or "SAW") sensor devices that can be used to measure torque, pressure and/or temperature in harsh, restricted or demanding environments to very high accuracy. This world leading technology has a broad range of potential uses ranging from premium value custom applications through to high volume mass markets such as passenger cars. 

Translogik designs and manufactures a range of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems ("TPMS"), products and services for heavy duty off road vehicles (particularly mine-haul trucks), commercial and passenger transport vehicles. These comprise the iTrack system, which provides real-time tyre temperature and pressure measurements for mine-haul trucks in service, and a range of tyre probes and other offerings for the road transport sector.

The Translogik product offerings are continually evolving with the focus on providing a comprehensive service to clients in the mining and truck industry and this strategy has resulted in the development of the new iTrack II kit which is set to be launched in September 2016 at MINExpo.

In the early part of the financial year the board decided to market the IntelliSAW division, in part due to concerns over the ongoing financial commitment to this loss making business. This decision resulted in the successful sale of the business to Emerson in October 2015, and the receipt of a one off licence fee for the use of the valuable intellectual property owned by the Company and required to operate the IntelliSAW division in future. The licence was restricted to the relatively narrow field of temperature monitoring in electrical switchgear in which IntelliSAW operates.

 

Our markets

SAW sensing in global industries

Sensor technology is widely used in virtually every industrial application across a broad range of industries, contributing to many billions of dollars in revenue. Sensors using SAW technology are powered by radio frequency ("RF"), do not require a battery and are wireless. This means that the sensor has significant benefits, as the package can be extremely small and light and is suited to harsh environment or remote locations, and does not require regular maintenance. Being wireless enables the sensor to be used in rotating components, other moving parts, or environments where electrical wiring would pose a safety risk.

These benefits are particularly appropriate in drives, motors, gearboxes, valves and couplings, which are in common use in the industrial equipment, energy generation, oil & gas, aviation, military and automotive sectors.

As Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) seek ever more data on a real-time basis to optimise the performance of their products, accurate and frequent measurement becomes increasingly important. The world's largest and most successful companies in these fields are recognising SAW as one of the enabling technologies in developing the "Internet of Things" in this arena, contributing to a vision by which machines are networked with embedded sensors to optimise performance using real time analytical tools, algorithms and interactive controls.

TPMS in Mining

The original iTrack system was developed to provide tyre pressure and temperature monitoring data to mine haul-truck operators, primarily to reduce or eliminate the incidence of tyre failure. The associated benefits in tyre life management were evident, and were initially viewed as a means of payback for the improved safety performance achieved.

Over recent years the collection of pressure and temperature data has become increasingly sophisticated, and our systems for measuring, monitoring and reporting tyre conditions are seen by key customers as a management tool to optimise asset utilisation and productivity, whilst continuing to make a key contribution to mine safety.

Since the end of the commodities boom in 2012, the world's major mining groups have come under relentless pressure to reduce debt and operating costs. The initial impact of dramatically reduced capital spending programmes had a seriously adverse effect on the roll out of our iTrack system in previous years, and despite offering flexible finance options, decision timescales to adopt any new technology have continued to be elongated in this difficult climate.

In the meantime, working closely with a select group of individual mines, our product and service offering has been developed to provide compelling real time information which can be used to optimise haul truck dispatch operations, minimise down-time, and increase tyre life and mine productivity. These exciting developments work in conjunction with complementary third party IT platforms to provide invaluable insight into mine operations, and will be launched as iTrack II later this month.

Whilst these product range improvements have been under development, we have maintained a fairly cautious approach to geographical expansion, focusing attention on markets in Chile, Australia and South Africa in which we have highly effective teams and channel partners. We are now ready to consider increasing resources in additional territories such as the US, Canada and other territories in the Latin America region in the coming year.

 

Capital structure

The board recognises that the capital structure of the Company, which currently includes valueless Deferred Shares and a substantial Share Premium Account, is no longer fit for purpose. The Board are therefore bringing forward proposals at the forthcoming AGM for a reduction in share capital by the cancellation of the deferred shares and the share premium account. This will result in the Company having distributable reserves enabling the payment of dividends from income or return of capital to shareholders from major licensing transactions or partial disposals in future. Additionally, it is proposed that the ordinary share capital is subject to a 50:1 consolidation to mitigate the effect of prior dilutions on the unit price per share and to reduce trading spreads and transaction costs for shareholders in future dealings.

Prospects

The Company is now in a robust financial condition and has the financial resources available to commit to building two distinct businesses with high growth potential. The latent value of our core SAW technology is becoming recognised, and addresses the increasing information demands of our global partners, who are leaders in industrial equipment, automotive, aerospace and other high volume markets.

The imminent launch by Translogik of iTrack II into the mining sector is timely, meeting the needs of increased productivity, cost control, asset management and safety. It is envisaged that customer trials will commence towards the end of 2016, and adoption by customers will arise by the early part of 2017.  Meanwhile, revenues from the sale of tread depth probes are building momentum, although a major breakthrough in high volume has yet to be achieved.

Accordingly, the board is confident that the longer term prospects for the Company are promising, whilst maintaining a cautiously optimistic view of prospects for short term revenue growth and the achievement of break even.

 

David M Ford

Group Chairman

20 September 2016

 

 

Chief Executive's report

 

During the year the Company reached a turning point in which revenues returned to growth from a low base and trading losses excluding the licence fees were reduced by half. The Company delivered a positive profit attributable to shareholders and an increase in cash reserves following a successful fundraising, grant of licence and disposal of the IntelliSAW business.

 

Meanwhile, background work and investment in our core technologies has positioned the Company well to deliver success in the longer term.

 

SAWSense

The grant of a licence and sale of the IntelliSAW business to Emerson for aggregate consideration of US$5m in October 2015 marked a significant achievement in gaining validation of the inherent value of our core technology. The business was actively commercialising the use of SAW sensing for temperature measurement and control in electrical switchgear, but at the time of sale revenues had not reached break-even level.

The board determined that realisation of value for this activity by sale to a major global switchgear OEM was appropriate given the extent to which further commercialisation may deplete resources.  By granting an exclusive licence to Emerson in this relatively narrow field, the Company has demonstrated the validity and value of the underlying technology and associated Intellectual Property ("IP").

Technical and commercial engagement with select global partners for other high volume applications are ongoing, with more than 20 live projects across multiple divisions of six major companies. These projects are generating sufficient short term revenue to cover internal R&D costs.

In the second half of the year, pilot production commenced of sensor kits to measure temperature, vibration and torque on a new range of industrial equipment recently launched by a large European OEM. Ramp up is expected to be gradual over a two to three year period as the new technology is taken up by end users.  Several other applications are under evaluation with the same customer.

We continue to explore mass market automotive applications with a select group of global passenger car manufacturers, and believe that SAW sensors have unique capabilities to provide performance improvements in several areas. The disruptive nature of the technology does, however, give rise to understandable caution in the rate of adoption.

The relationship with General Electric Company ("GE"), as signalled previously by the completion of a Memorandum of Understanding announced in May 2015, has continued to flourish. We are actively collaborating on several development projects that are progressing towards commercialisation projects, covering multiple divisions of GE. One of these projects resulted in the completion of a licensing agreement, announced in July 2016, for non-exclusive use of Transense IP in certain specific torque applications for an initial fee rising to US$0.75m and a perpetual royalty on future production.

Overall, we are pleased with progress in this business and confident of future prospects.

Translogik

iTrack

Our iTrack products provides a range of features that allow mine operators to track their vehicles' tyre temperature and pressure, speed, braking and location in real-time and receive early warning of potential problems, hazards or opportunities.

During the year, all of our major customers experienced some degree of retrenchment and were subject to restrictions on capital and operational expenditure. In this climate, and despite the significant cost savings and productivity benefits that are evident from our systems, decision making timescales have been elongated.

Australia

We have opened a new iTrack dedicated data analytics control room in Mackay NSW, which has been very well received by service providers and mine owners. The control room allows us to provide critical tyre related alerts as well as performance related analytics. Trials are continuing with major mining companies with further trials expected following the introduction of iTrack II.

Chile

We have opened a new office in Antofagasta, which is considered the mining capital of Chile, and the same analytics service is also being offered there. Chile is also being used as a base to expand into other Latin American countries namely Brasil and Peru where we expect trials to be underway in the new financial year.

North America

We have appointed a consultant who is in the process of establishing a network of agents to include iTrack alongside other products they are already supplying into a range of mines. 

New Product Innovations

Whilst market conditions have been subdued, we have taken the opportunity to design many more features and benefits into a brand new, iTrack II system, which is ready for launch at MINExpo 2016 in Las Vegas on 26-28 September 2016.  Our intention is to maximise functionality and connectivity in a single comprehensive system, comprising rugged and reliable hardware, unparalleled connectivity with other technologies, and meaningful real-time output.

The control unit is mounted in each truck, and transmits live data across various protocols to iTrack servers at one of three global control centres. Dedicated iTrack experts are on hand to analyse live and historic data, determine trends and create custom reports and warnings. Mine operations will have access to tyre temperature, pressure, sensor function, GPS and speed data on easy to read, customisable screens. This data can provide invaluable signals, not only to avoid tyre failures and increase life, but also to increase truck speeds, availability and productivity. Our offer will be to provide the equipment on finance or operating lease although our preference will be towards operating leases with additional charges for data provision and monitoring services.

Early indications are positive and we await the outcome of the MINExpo and subsequent orders.

 

Probe

The Probe is now being used in 43 different countries and sales in the last financial year were 60% ahead of the previous year. The number of System Integrators, Value Added Resellers and Service Providers using the probe would suggest 2017 will be another good year. Integration of the probe within the commercial bus and truck market has been completed by Goodyear with their ControlMax system, Bridgestone with Fleet Alalyser2, ContiTrade with Fleetfox and Michelin with iManage. The UK's Garage Equipment Association has recently granted approval which allows the probe to be used as an MOT audit device and our distributors Rema Tip Top in the UK and Squarerigger in the USA are both focusing on the passenger car market which is showing some potential.

 

 

Graham Storey

Chief Executive

20 September 2016

 

 

Strategic Report

 

Financial Review

Results for the year

Revenues from continuing activities totalled £5.12m and after excluding the licence fee, other revenues increased by 67% to £2.08m (2015: £1.25m). The pre-tax profit (before discontinued operations) totalled £1.60m, which included the licence fee of £3.04m before costs and £2.76m after costs (2015: loss £2.13m).

Translogik revenues grew by 79% to £1.63m, and SAWSense generated £0.45m of revenues (2015: £0.33m) from design, development and low volume production activities. SAWSense also produced a further £3.04m of revenues generated from the licensing of IP to Emerson following the sale of the IntelliSAW business. Gross margins excluding the licence fee were 64% (2015: 67%) reflecting a slight change in the mix between business activities.

 

Administrative overheads for the year amounted to £2.54m compared with £3.04m in the prior year.

 

The Earnings per share (EPS) are set out below (in Pence):

 


2016

2015


 

 

EPS (including discounted operations)

0.258

(1.060)

EPS (excluding discounted operations)

0.361

(0.700)

 

Taxation

 

The Company has UK tax losses available to carry forward at 30 June 2016 of approximately £16.7m, subject to HMRC agreement.

 

Certain elements of development expenditure undertaken by the company are eligible for enhanced research and development tax relief which generally relates to salary costs of technical staff. As a result of claims in 2015 and 2014 the Company has received tax credits of £0.08m and £0.07m respectively.

 

Cash flow and financial position

 

There was a net cash inflow of £3.18m (2015: outflow of £2.61m) during the year, arising from trading and £2.46m of proceeds arising from the share issue in July 2015.

 

Net cash generated by operations amounted to £0.84m, which included the benefit of the majority of the licence fee received from Emerson. The balance of the licence fee totalling £0.30m (USD0.40m), is being held in escrow due for release in October 2016 and is included in other receivables.

 

At 30 June 2016 the group had net cash balances of £3.65m (2015: £0.47m). A further US$0.50m (or approximately £0.38m) was received in licensing revenue in August 2016. 

 

Whilst it is anticipated that the Company will continue to consume cash to finance on-going activities in the short term, the directors consider that there are sufficient cash resources available to reach a break-even level of revenues, and accordingly are satisfied that the Company can continue trading as a going concern for the foreseeable future.

Capital Structure

 

The Chairman's Statement refers to proposed changes in the Company's capital structure and a pro forma Balance Sheet as at 30 June 2016 reflecting the restructuring is set out below:



Pro Forma
2016

Audited

2016



£m

£m





Net Assets

6.92

6.92





Capital and Reserves



 Share Capital

 4.72

 11.55

 Share Premium

 -  

 17.22

 Accumulated Reserves/(Deficit)

2.20

(21.85)

Shareholder's funds

6.92

6.92




 

A more detailed review of the financial year is provided in the Chairman's statement and the Chief Executives report.

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

For the year ended 30 June 2016

 


Year ended

30 June

Year ended

30 June


2016

2016

2015

2015


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

5,122

 

1,248

Cost of sales

 

(1,036)

 

(409)



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Gross profit

 

4,086

 

839


 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

 

 

 

 

Bad debt

-

 

(357)

 

Other administrative expenses

(2,541)

 

(2,683)

 


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-

 

-

 


 

(2,541)

 

(3,040)



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Operating profit/(loss)

 

1,545

 

(2,201)

Financial income

 

51

 

74



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Profit/(loss) before taxation

 

1,596

 

(2,127)

Taxation

 

29

 

48



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Profit/(loss) from continuing operations

 

1,625

 

(2,079)



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Discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

Loss from discontinued operation

 

(472)

 

(1,041)  



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Profit/(loss) and total comprehensive income/(loss) for the year

 


1,153

 


(3,120)  



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Basic and fully diluted profit/(loss) per share (pence)

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

0.36  

 

(0.70)

Discontinued operations

 

(0.10)

 

(0.36)



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Total operations

 

0.26  

 

(1.06)



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Consolidated Balance Sheet

at 30 June 2016


       Year ended 30 June    

       Year ended 30 June   


2016

2016

2015

2015


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Non current assets





Property, plant and equipment

313


316


Intangible assets

894


806


Trade lease receivables

383


668



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1,590


1,790

Current assets





Inventories

571


584


Corporation tax

74


45


Trade and other receivables

1,742


655


Cash and cash equivalents

3,654


472



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6,041


1,756


Assets of disposal group held for sale

-


307



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6,041


2,063



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Total assets


7,631


3,853






Current liabilities





Trade and other payables

(667)


(418)


Current tax liabilities

(41)


(48)



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(708)


(466)


Liabilities of disposal group held for sale

-


(79)



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Total liabilities


(708)


(545)



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Net assets


6,923


3,308



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Equity





Issued share capital


11,546


9,779

Share premium


17,218


16,523

Accumulated loss


(21,841)


(22,994)



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6,923


3,308



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Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

For the year ended 30 June 2016

 

Group

Share

capital

Share   

premium   

Shares to   

be issued   

Cumulative   

losses   

Total   

equity   


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000







Balance at 1 July 2014

9,724

16,329

249

(19,882)

6,420

Loss for the year

-

-

-

(3,120)

(3,120)

Transfer between reserves

55

194

(249)

-

-

Share based payments

-

-

-

8

8


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Balance at 30 June 2015

9,779

16,523

-

(22,994)

3,308


----------------------------------------------

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----------------------------------------------

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Profit for the year

-

-

-

1,153

1,153

Shares issued and share premium

1,767

695

-

-

2,462


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Balance at 30 June 2016

11,546

17,218

-

(21,841)

6,923


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Consolidated Cash Flow Statement

For the year ended 30 June 2016

 


Group


Year ended

30 June

2016

Year ended
30 June

2015


£'000

£'000

Profit/(loss) before taxation from continuing operations


1,596

 

(2,217)

Adjustments for:



Financial income

(51)

(74)

Depreciation

111

88

Amortisation of intangible assets

170

160

Share based payment

-   

8

(Loss)/profit on discontinued operation

(472)

(1,041)

Profit on Disposal of discontinued operation

32   

-


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Operating cash flows before movements in working capital


1,386  


(2,986)

Decrease/(increase) in receivables

(802)  

754

(Decrease)/increase in payables

249  

(216)

Decrease /(increase) in inventories

13

154

Decrease in trade lease receivables




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Cash generated/(used) in operations

846  

(2,284)

Taxation (paid)/recovered

(7)  

139


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Net cash generated/used in operations

839  

(2,145)


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Investing activities



Interest received

51

74

Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment

(130)

(251)

Acquisitions of intangible assets

(258)

(60)

Assets/liabilities held for sale

218

(228)


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Net cash used in investing activities

(119)

(465)


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Financing activities



Proceeds from issue of equity share capital

2,462

-


----------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------

Net cash from financing activities

2,462

-


----------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


3,182


(2,610)

Cash and equivalents at the beginning of year


472


3,082


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Cash and equivalents at the end of year

3,654

472 


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NOTES RELATING TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

BASIS OF PREPARATION

The group financial statements have been prepared and approved by the Directors in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the EU and with those parts of the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies reporting under adopted IFRS.

 

IFRS and IFRIC are issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (the IASB) and must be adopted into European Union law, referred to as endorsement, before they become mandatory under the IAS Regulation.

 

1        SEGMENT INFORMATION

As referred to in the Chairman's statement the Group, with the successful sale of IntelliSAW, now has two reportable segments being the unique trading divisions, SAWsense and Translogik, which make use of technology developed by the group to measure and record temperature, pressure and torque.

The business revenues include royalties, engineering support and sale of product in relation to this technology.

Information regarding the Group's segments is included in the primary statements and notes to the financial statements. Revenue and EBITDA are the Group's key focus and in turn is the main performance measure adopted by management.

 

The tables below sets out the Group's revenue split and operating segments.

Revenue


Year ended

30 June 2016

Year ended

30 June 2015


£'000

£'000


 

 

North America

3,506

316

Chile

576

454

United Kingdom & Europe

541

301

Australia

409

85

Rest of the World

90

92


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5,122

1,248


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Translogik

£'000

SAWsense

£'000

Total

£'000

Year ended 30 June 2016

 

 

 

Sales

1,633

3,489

5,122


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Gross profit

936

3,150

4,086

Allocated overheads

(955)

(329)

(1,284)


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Contribution

(19)

2,821

2,802


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Group overheads



(1,206)

Loss from discontinued operations



(472)




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Profit before taxation







1,124

Taxation







60




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Profit for the year



1,184




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Translogik

£'000

SAWsense

£'000

Total

£'000

Year ended 30 June 2015

 

 

 

Sales

922

326

1,248


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Gross profit

562

277

839

Allocated overheads

(578)  

(644)   

(1,222)   


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Contribution

(16)

(367)

(383)


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Group overheads



(1,743)   

Loss from discontinued operations



(1,042)   




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Profit before taxation







(3,168)

Taxation







48




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Profit for the year



(3,120)




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During the year ended 30 June 2016 there was 1 (year ended 30 June 2015: 1) customer whose turnover accounted for more than 10% of the Group's total revenue as follows:

Year ended 30 June 2016

Revenue

£'000

Percentage of total




Customer A

3,037

59%




Year ended 30 June 2015

Revenue

£000

Percentage of total




Customer A

391

31%

 

2        DISPOSAL OF INTELLISAW

 

On 21 October 2015 the company disposed of the IntelliSAW division to Emerson Electrical Co. The division was classified as held for sale and as a discontinued operation in the June 2015 financial statements

 

At the date of disposal, the carrying amounts of the divisions' net assets were as follows

 



£'000

Property plant and equipment


22

Inventories


152

Trade and other recoverable


45

Trade and other payables


(33)




Total net assets


186




Cash consideration received


218




Profit on disposal


32

The profit on disposal is included in the loss for the year from discontinued operations in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income. The division was previously reported in the IntelliSAW segment

 

The results of the IntelliSAW division until the date of disposal were as follows:


2016

2015


£'000

£'000




Revenue

51

389

Expenses

            (555)

         (1,430)

Loss before tax

(504)

(1,041)

Tax expense

                   -

                   -

Loss for the year

(504)

(1,041)




Profit before tax on disposal as above

32


Related tax expense

-





Net loss on disposal

(472)






 

 

Loss for the year from discounted operations

(472)

(1,041)




 

The carrying amount of the disposal group in the prior year was summarised as follows:

 

Group

2016

2015


£'000

£'000




Inventories

-

170

Trade and other recoverable

-

137

Trade and other payables

-

(79)


-

228

 

 

 

Cash flows from (used in) discontinued operations

 


Group

Company


2016 

2015

2016

2015


£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000






(Debt)/cash used in operating activities

(472)

(1,041)

(309)

42

(Debt)/cash used in investing activities

218

-

115

-

(Debt)/cash from financing activities

-

-

-

-


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(Debt)/cash from discontinued operations

(254)

(1,041)

(194)

42


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3        FINANCIAL INCOME AND EXPENSE

Recognised in profit or loss


Year ended

30 June 2016

Year ended

30 June 2015


£000

£000




Finance income

45

65

Interest income on cash on deposit

6

9


             

             

Total finance income

               51

74

 

4        TAXATION

Recognised in the statement of comprehensive income


Year ended   

30 June 2016

Year ended    

30 June 2015


£'000   

£'000   

Current tax expense



Current year

1

45

Adjustment for previous year

(30)

3


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Tax credit in statement of comprehensive income

            (29)

48


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Reconciliation of effective tax rate


Year ended

30 June 2016

   Year ended 30 June 2015


£'000

£'000

Profit/(loss) for the year

1,124

(3,120)

Total tax credit

-

(48)


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Profit/(loss) before tax

1,124

3,168


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Tax calculated at the average standard UK corporation tax rate of 20.00% (2014: 20.75%)

225

(657)

Expenses not deductible for tax purposes

36

59

Current year losses for which no deferred tax asset was recognised

-

550

Adjustment for overseas profits

(14)

-

Research and development tax relief/tax credit

(70)

(48)

Losses surrendered for research and development credit

-

48

Utilisation of capital losses

(6)

-

Utilisation of trading losses

(170)

-

Prior year adjustment

(30)

-


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Total tax credit

(29)

(48)


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A deferred tax asset has not be recognised in respect of the following item:






Tax Losses

3,361

3,671


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Reductions in the UK corporation tax rate from 21% to 20% (effective from 1 April 2015) has been enacted. This will reduce the company's future current tax charge accordingly. Deferred tax has been calculated at the rate of 20% substantively enacted at the balance sheet date.  The effect of this change is that profits arising in 2016 are taxable at a rate of approximately 20.00%.  The deferred tax asset as at 30 June 2016 has been calculated based on the rate of 20% substantively enacted at the balance sheet date.

 

The Group has tax losses, subject to agreement by HM Revenue and Customs, in the sum of £16.76m (2015: £17.66m), which are available for offset against future profits of the same trade. There is no expiry date for tax losses. An appropriate asset will be recognised when the Group can demonstrate a reasonable expectation of sufficient taxable profits to utilise the temporary differences.

 

The June 2015 Budget announced that the rate will further reduce to 19% by 2017 and a further reduction to 18% by 2020 which was reduced further to 17% in the 2016 Budget.  These further reductions in the main UK corporation tax rate have yet to be enacted. 

 

As a result the effective tax rate used to calculate the current tax for the period ended 30 June 2016 was 20.00% (2015: 20.75%). 

 

5        EARNINGS PER SHARE

Basic loss per share is calculated by dividing the profit after taxation of £1.15m (2015: loss of £3.12m) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year of 458,108,483 (2015: 295,534,513). Unexercised options over the ordinary shares are not included in the calculation of diluted loss per share as they are anti-dilutive.

 


Year ended 30 June 2016

   Year ended  30 June 2015


Number

Number

Weighted average number of shares - basic

458,108,483

295,534,513

Share option adjustment

-

-




Weighted average number of shares - diluted

458,108,483

295,534,513

 


Year ended 30 June 2016

Year ended
30 June 2015


£000

£000

Earnings/(loss) from continuing operations

1,656

(2,079)




From continuing operations



Basic earnings per share

0.36








Loss from discontinued operations

(472)

(1,041)




From discontinued operations



Basic earnings per share

(0.10)

(0.36)




Earnings attributable to shareholders



Basic earnings per share

0.26

(1.06)

There are 20,095,000 share options at 30 June 2016 (2015: 18,445,000) that are not included within diluted earnings per share because they are anti-dilutive.

 

6        CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 


Group

Company


30 June 2016

30 June 2015

30 June 2016

30 June 2015


£000

£000

£000

£000






Cash and cash equivalents per balance sheet

3,654

472

3,641

415


             

             

             

             

Cash and cash equivalents per cash flow

 statements

3,654

472

3,641

415

 

7        STATUTORY ACCOUNTS

 

The Financial information set out in this preliminary announcement does not constitute the company's Consolidated Financial Statements for the financial years ended 30 June 2016 or 30 June 2015 but are derived from those Financial Statements.  Statutory Financial Statements for 2015 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies and those for 2016 will be delivered following the company's AGM.  The auditors Grant Thornton UK LLP have reported on those financial statements.  Their reports were unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis without qualifying their report and did not contain statements under Section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006 in respect of the Financial Statements for 2016 or 2015.

 

The Statutory accounts are available on the Company web site and will be posted to shareholders who have requested a copy and thereafter by request to the company's registered office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

                                       

 


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