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Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited
22 September 2016
 

Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited

(The "Company" or "PSDL")

 

Interim Results for the half year to 30 June 2016

 

Phoenix Spree Deutschland (LSE: PSDL.LN), the UK listed investment company specialising in German residential real estate, announces its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2016.

 

First half financial highlights

-    

Profit before tax up 71.4% on H1 2015 to €15.7 million

-    

EPRA NAV per share up 6.1% in H1 2016 to €2.42 per share

-    

EPRA NAV per share total return for H1 2016 of 7.8%

-    

H1 dividend of 1.60p (1.92 Euro cents), up 23% on H1 2015

-    

Share placing successfully completed in March 2016, raising gross proceeds of £38m

 

Operational highlights

-    

Portfolio value increased by 16.7% in H1 2016, and by 9.8% on a like-for-like basis, to €329.8 million

-    

Berlin posted largest like-for-like increase at 13.7%

-    

Annual like-for-like rent per sqm growth of 5.7%

-    

Reversionary rent strategy continued: new leases signed at 26.4% premium to passing rents

-    

Two properties acquired for €6.1m in H1 2016, with a further four already notarised in H2 for a value of €33.7m

-    

Berlin now represents in excess of 70% of portfolio by value

 

Outlook

-    

Berlin property market outlook remains favourable, underpinned by low interest rates and lack of supply

-    

Significant potential to create value through reversionary letting and condominium sales

-    

Further scope for growth in property values, particularly in Central Berlin

-    

Strong balance sheet, with capacity to fund attractive pipeline of acquisition opportunities

-    

Company on track to deliver target annual return of 8-10% per annum


Robert Hingley, Chairman of Phoenix Spree Deutschland, commented:

"I am delighted to announce today's results, which demonstrate further growth in rents and property values resulting in an EPRA NAV per share total return of 7.8% for the half year. The Company continues to take advantage of the strong reversionary rental potential that exists within the Company's portfolio, including the opportunity to create value through the sale of apartment blocks as condominiums. German residential property remains an attractive asset class, particularly in Berlin, and the Company is well placed to grow its portfolio in order to benefit from strong market fundamentals"

 

For further information please contact:

Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited

 

 

Stuart Young

+44 (0)20 7292 7153

 

 

Liberum Capital Limited (Corporate Broker)

 

Christopher Britton

+44 (0)20 3100 2222

 

 

Bell Pottinger (Financial PR)

 

Nick Lambert

+44 (0)20 3772 2500

Elizabeth Snow

 

 

 

Chairman's Statement

The Company has built on the success of 2015 to produce another strong set of results. The first half of 2016 saw further growth in rents and property values, resulting in an EPRA NAV per share total return of 7.8% for the half year. This puts the Company well on track to achieve its target annual return per share of 8-10%.

 

The Company's strategy is to invest in German real estate, particularly residential property in Berlin, and to exploit its reversionary potential. In the first half, this was achieved through the re-letting of apartments at significant premiums to passing rents, and through the sale of individual apartments (condominiums) at values materially higher than for rental properties within the portfolio.

 

In March 2016, the Company successfully completed a £38 million share placing, the proceeds of which are being used to fund further property acquisitions. Since listing on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015, the Company has acquired more than €75 million of Berlin residential property. Further transactions are expected before the year end, and Berlin now represents over 70% of the portfolio by value.

 

Market conditions remain favourable, particularly in Berlin, with evidence of growing demand from investors and owner-occupiers, a limited supply of new-build property and interest rates recently reaching all-time lows. The Board remains confident that the Company is well placed to take advantage of these positive conditions and provide capital growth and dividend income to its investors. The Board is pleased to declare a dividend of 1.6p (€1.92 Euro cents) per share for the first half of the year, an increase of 23% over 2015.

 

Operational and Financial Review

 

Financial Highlights

 

Financial Summary

 

 

 

€ million unless otherwise stated

30-Jun-16

30-Jun-15

31-Dec-15

Gross rental income

7.6

5.4

12.1

Profit Before Tax

15.7

9.1

13.0

Pre-Exceptional Profit Before Tax

17.2

10.8

19.7

Reported EPS (€)

0.14

0.13

0.14

Investment Property Value

329.8

258.3

282.8

Net debt

101.6

104.9

121.0

Net LTV 1

30.8%

40.6%

42.8%

EPRA NAV per share (€)

2.42

           2.19

            2.28

EPRA NAV per share (£) 2

          2.02

           1.55

            1.67

Dividend per share (€ cents)

          1.92

           1.83

            3.94

Dividend per share (£ pence)

          1.60

           1.30

            2.90

EPRA NAV per share total return for period (€%)

7.8%

9.7%

10.0%

EPRA NAV per share total return for period (£%)

22.7%

-2.4%

4.5%

 

 

 

1 Debt less cash as a proportion of value of investment property

2 Exchange rate of 1.20 at 30 June 2016, 1.41 at 30 June 2015, 1.36 at 31 December 2015

 

 

Like-for-like portfolio value increase of 9.8%

 

As at 30 June 2016, the portfolio was valued at €329.8 million (31 December 2015: €282.8 million) by Jones Lang LaSalle GmbH, the Company's external property valuer. This represents an increase of 16.7% over the six-month period, equating to an average value per square metre of €1,775 (31 December 2015: €1,635) and a gross fully occupied yield of 5.2% (31 December 2015: 5.7%). Included within the portfolio are condominium properties with an aggregate value of €4.7m (30 June 2015: Nil) of which €0.4m was held for sale at the half year end.

 

On a like-for-like basis, after adjusting for the impact of acquisitions and disposals, the portfolio valuation rose by 9.8% per cent in the six months ended 30 June 2016, compared to an increase of 10.6% for the year ended 31 December 2015.  This reflects a combination of market growth, improved rents, and the increasing impact of rising condominium values on multi-family home pricing.

 

By geographic segment, Berlin posted the largest like-for-like increase at 13.7%. As at 30 June 2016, Berlin represented 70.1% of the portfolio by value, up from 63.4% as at 30 June 2015.

 

EPRA NAV increase of 6.1%

 

EPRA NAV per share rose by 6.1% in the first half of 2016 to €2.42 (£2.02) (31 December 2015: €2.28 (£1.67)). After taking into account the 2015 final dividend of 2.9p (3.94 Euro cents), which was paid in June 2016, the EPRA NAV total return in the first half of 2016 was 7.8%.

 

EPRA NAV per share growth in the first half, before exceptional costs associated with the share placing in Q1 2016, was 8.5%. Other factors affecting NAV growth include the costs related to recent property acquisitions and the short term impact of un-invested cash balances from the recent fund raising.  

 

Strong rental performance

 

Annualised rental income as at 30 June 2016 stood at €15.1m (30 June 2015: €13.2m). Adjusting for acquisitions and disposals, this represents a like-for-like increase of 4.7% compared with 30 June 2015.

 

Average in place rent was €7.6 per sqm as at 30th June 2016, an increase of 5.1% compared with 30 June 2015. On a like-for-like basis, the increase was 5.7%, with Berlin and Nuremberg & Furth both experiencing a strong increase.

 

Reported vacancy was 11.1% at 30 June 2016 (30 June 2015: 10.3%). On an EPRA basis, which adjusts for units undergoing development and made available for sale, the vacancy rate was 3.2% (June 2015 5.6%).

 

New lettings' premium sustained

 

The Company continues to let units at a significant premium to in-place rents. During the period, 159 leases were signed, representing an annualised letting rate of 12.5% of units. The average rent achieved on new lettings was €9.4 per sqm, a 5.4% increase on the same period in 2015. In Berlin new leases were signed at an average rate of €10.9 per sqm, a 37.4% premium to passing rents and an increase of 7.2% compared to 30 June 2015.

 

Acquisitions and disposals

 

As at 31 August 2016, the Company had exchanged contracts on six Berlin property packages during 2016, consisting of 375 residential and 13 commercial units, for an aggregate purchase price of €39.7 million and representing an average price per square metre of €1,771. Two of the property packages were structured as share deals, which benefit from lower acquisition costs.

 

Acquisitions representing a consideration of €22.9 million have completed in H1 2016, consisting of four properties notarised in 2015 and one property acquired in 2016. Taking into account properties notarised but which had not completed as at 30 June 2016, the Company's Berlin properties  represent 73.1% of its portfolio value, versus 70.1% as at 30 June 2016.

 

Including the acquisition of Boxhagenerstrasse, which completed in October 2015 for €16.0 million (excluding acquisition costs), as at 31 August 2016, the Company had completed or notarised 11 Berlin property acquisitions since listing on the London Stock Exchange in June 2015. In aggregate, these were acquired for €75.5 million and comprise 588 apartments and 27 commercial units, with a lettable area of c.40,650 sqm.

 

Condominium sales

 

Five apartments were notarised for sale during the first half of 2016, representing a sales' value of €1.2 million. The average value per sqm achieved was €3,662. Since the period end, a further two apartments have been notarised for sale. As at 31 August 2016, 55.3% of available units at the two Berlin Kreuzberg apartment blocks had been sold.

 

Since the half year end, marketing of the property in Boxhagenerstrasse, in Berlin Friedrichshain, has started and the first condominium sales are expected to take place within the next two months. An additional property in Friedrichshain is being considered for privatisation which, subject to final approval, is expected to contribute to condominium sales during the first half of 2017.

 

The Company had expected to augment condominium sales further with a project in Berlin Moabit. The process was at an advanced stage, with planning permission granted and the application to partition having been lodged with the land registry. However, in May, the Company was informed by the authorities that they would not approve the application to split this property's entry on the land registry, since the area where the property resides had subsequently been assigned to the special protection register. This property is in the process of being let, and it is expected that the rent achieved will command a significant premium to the portfolio's average rent per sqm in Berlin.

 

Regional overview

 

Market

% of fund by value

Buildings

Resi units

Comm units

Total units

Total sqm ('000)

Gross rent (€m)

Gross rent per sqm (€)

Valuation (€m)

Value per sqm (€)

Fully occupied gross yield %

Vacancy %

EPRA Vacancy %

 Berlin (incl. Greater Area)

70%

               59

   1,321

       100

   1,421

         107.6

                8.9

                  7.9

         231.3

          2,150

4.5%

12.6%

2.7%

 Central & North Germany

18%

               42

       805

          47

       852

            50.3

                3.9

                  7.0

            59.4

          1,182

7.2%

7.6%

5.5%

 Nuremberg & Furth

9%

               17

       200

          26

       226

            19.6

                1.4

                  7.2

            29.3

          1,496

6.1%

14.4%

1.4%

 Baden-Wurttemberg

3%

                  2

          18

          24

          42

               8.4

                0.8

                  8.6

               9.8

          1,167

8.8%

4.4%

0.9%

Total

100%

            120

   2,344

       197

   2,541

         185.8

             15.1

                  7.6

         329.8

          1,775

5.2%

11.1%

3.2%

 

 

As at 30 June 2016, Berlin represented 70.1% of the portfolio by value, and the region has continued its strong performance in the first half, with significant growth in rents and property values. Reported average rent per let sqm stood at €7.9, an increase of 5.3% compared with 30 June 2015. On a like-for-like basis, the increase was 7.6%, a record for the Company. The principal driver for the increase remains the strong reversionary increase achieved on re-letting. In the first half of 2016 the average rent achieved for new leases was €10.9 per sqm, a 37.4% premium to the average rent per let sqm.

 

In Nuremberg & Furth, average rents increased by 7.7% compared with 30 June 2015 to €7.2 per sqm, while Northern Germany saw an increase of 4.5%. The decrease of 4.6% in Baden-Wurttemberg reflected the impact of a lease extension at the Company's office property in Holzgerlingen.

 

Financial Results

 

Reported revenue for the six-month period was €7.6 million (six months to 30 June 2015: €5.4 million). This increase represents a combination of organic growth in rental income, the impact of acquisitions, and the full consolidation of Phoenix Spree Property Fund (PSPF) for the period (in the period to 30 June 2015, PSPF was consolidated from 9 March 2015).

 

On an IFRS basis, the Company reported a profit before taxation for the period to 30 June 2016 of €15.7 million (30 June 2015 : €9.1 million). This is after charging a number of one off or non-cash items totalling €7.3m, consisting of:

-      costs relating to the placing of 22.6 million shares in March 2016 of €1.6 million (30 June 2015: €1.7 million costs relating to stock market listing);

-      a charge to the profit and loss account of €2.8 million relating to the accrual of the Property Advisor performance fee (30 June 2015: zero). The charge reflects the potential fee payable to the Property Advisor, due to the increase in EPRA NAV under the terms of the Property Advisor Agreement; and

-      mark-to-market interest rate swap losses of €2.9m (30 June 2015: gain of €0.8m)

The results were positively affected by a revaluation gain of €21.7 million (30 June 2015: €9.0 million). Excluding the revaluation gain, the Company reported a loss before tax of €6 million (30 June 2015: profit before tax of €0.2m).

The Company invested €1.3 million in property renovations during the first half. It is expected that the majority of investment in 2016 will take place during the second half of the year.

 

Reported earnings per share for the period were 14c (June 2015: 13c).

 

In line with its policy of paying a dividend which is equivalent to 2.5% of EPRA NAV, the Board has declared a dividend of 1.60 pence (€1.92 cents) per share (30 June 2015: 1.30 pence (€1.83 cents) for the first half of the year. The dividend is expected to be paid on or around 14 of October 2016 to shareholders on the register at close of business on 30 September 2016, with an ex-dividend date of 29 September 2016.

 

Balance Sheet

 

As at 30 June 2016, the Company had gross borrowings of €143.6 million (30 June 2015: €121.8m) and cash balances of €42.0 million (30 June 2015: €16.9 million), resulting in net debt of €101.6 million (30 June 2015 : €104.9m) and a net loan to value of 30.8% (30 June 2015: 40.6%). The increase in cash balances, and resulting fall in net loan to value, is reflective of the recent share placing which resulted in a fundraising of £38 million before costs. The Company is in the process of deploying these proceeds in the form of property acquisitions within the Berlin region.

 

In January 2016, the Company entered into a €16.7 million six year facility with DG Hyp relating to properties notarised during the second half of 2015. The effective interest rate on the new facility is 1.3%. As at 30 June 2016 the Company had drawn 100% of this facility.

 

The average interest rate payable on the Company's debt as at 30 June 2016 was 2.0% (30 June 2015: 2.2%). €8.4 million of debt is due for repayment in November 2016 and the Company expects to refinance this debt upon maturity.

 

Market outlook

 

The first half of 2016 has seen the Company achieve record rental prices, while experiencing good demand for its condominium sales. Demand for residential property from all of tenants, owner-occupiers and investors remains healthy. Despite recent increases, property values, on average, remain below the cost of construction. Recent declines in long term bond yields have increased the relative attraction of residential property as an investment, while reducing financing costs for property owners. For example, as at 31 August 2016, the net yield on the Company's portfolio stood at a premium of around 400bps to 10 yr bunds, which in June 2016 moved into negative territory for the first time. Population growth in most German cities, coupled with limited supply of residential property, is also supportive of further growth in rents and property values. The Company therefore believes there remains significant scope for further growth in property values and that its portfolio, with its focus on Central Berlin, is well placed to take advantage of these trends.

 

Key Performance Indicators

 

The Company has chosen a number of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), which the Board believes may help investors understand the performance of the Company and the underlying property portfolio.

 

 

Key Performance Indicator

2016 HY

2015 FY

2015 HY

2014

2013

Like-for-like property value growth

9.8%

10.6%

5.5%

8.6%

8.8%

Like-for-like property rent per sqm €

7.7

7.4

7.2

7.1

6.8

EPRA vacancy

3.2%

3.9%

5.6%

4.1%

8.0%

Condominium sales €m

1.2

4.7

-

-

-

EPRA NAV per share €

2.42

2.28

2.19

2.06

1.92

Dividend per share p

1.60

2.90

1.30

-

-

 

 

Forward looking statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interim management report contains certain forward looking statements in respect of Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited and the operation of its subsidiaries. These statements and forecasts involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward looking statements and forecasts. Nothing in this announcement should be construed as a profit forecast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibility statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We confirm that to the best of our knowledge;

 

 

 

 

 

(a) the condensed set of financial statements, which has been prepared in accordance with the applicable set of accounting standards, gives a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit and loss of the Group, included in the consolidation as a whole as required by DTR 4.2.4R;

 

 

 

 

 

(b) the condensed set of financial statements has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting';

 

 

 

 

 

(c) the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R (indication of important events during the first six months and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements and description of principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year); and

 

 

 

 

 

(d) the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.8R (disclosure of related party transactions and changes therein).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By order of the Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Hingley

 

 

 

 

Non-executive Director and Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

For the six months ended 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
 ended

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

Continuing Operations

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

5

7,624

5,368

12,070

 

Property expenses

6

(6,324)

(2,901)

(7,258)

 

Gross profit

 

1,300

2,467

4,812

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other operating income

 

57

73

261

 

Administrative expenses

7

(1,406)

(692)

(2,410)

 

Gain on disposal of investment property

8

422

-

670

 

Investment property fair value gain

15

21,662

8,979

18,148

 

Operating profit before exceptional costs

 

22,035

10,827

21,481

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exceptional items - transaction costs

9

(1,592)

(1,682)

(2,256)

 

Exceptional items - impairment of goodwill

 

-

-

(4,493)

 

Operating profit

 

20,443

9,145

14,732

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net finance charge

10

(4,788)

(1,381)

(3,164)

 

Gain on financial asset

11

-

1,368

1,395

 

Profit before taxation

 

15,655

9,132

12,963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

12

(3,269)

(1,096)

(2,640)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after taxation

 

12,386

8,036

10,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

12,386

8,036

10,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

 

12,144

7,899

9,721

 

Non-controlling interests

 

242

137

602

 

 

 

12,386

8,036

10,323

 

Earnings per share attributable to the owners of the parent:

 

 

 

 

 

From continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

Basic (€)

22

0.14

0.13

0.14

 

Diluted (€)

22

0.14

0.13

0.14

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

 

As at 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

As at

As at

As at

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

14

-

4,493

-

Investment properties

15

329,493

258,331

283,554

Property, plant and equipment

 

31

31

30

Deferred tax asset

12

749

284

296

Loans and receivables

16

1,409

1,355

1,382

 

 

331,682

264,494

285,262

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Investment properties - held for sale

15

354

-

-

Trade and other receivables

 

2,037

2,051

2,286

Cash and cash equivalents

 

42,039

16,876

12,757

 

 

44,430

18,927

15,043

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

376,112

283,421

300,305

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

17

8,418

4,327

11,523

Trade and other payables

 

935

1,732

2,684

Current tax

 

9

-

-

 

 

9,362

6,059

14,207

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

17

135,218

117,471

122,278

Derivative financial instruments

18

4,734

1,843

1,869

Other financial liabilities

19

3,113

-

-

Deferred tax liability

12

14,500

9,198

10,786

 

 

157,565

128,512

134,933

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

166,927

134,571

149,140

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stated capital

21

164,230

115,150

115,150

Share based payment reserve

20

4,101

-

1,264

Retained earnings

 

40,854

31,539

32,125

Equity attributable to owners of the parent

 

209,185

146,689

148,539

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

-

2,161

2,626

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity

 

209,185

148,850

151,165

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

376,112

283,421

300,305

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 

For the six months ended 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to the owners of the parent

 

 

 

Stated capital

Share based payment reserve

Retained earnings

Total

Non-controlling interest

Total equity

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

67,708

8,949

23,640

100,297

(4)

100,293

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

7,899

7,899

137

8,036

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

7,899

7,899

137

8,036

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners - recognised directly in equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of share capital

39,052

-

-

39,052

-

39,052

Performance fee

8,390

(8,390)

-

-

-

-

Synthetic equity fee

-

(559)

-

(559)

-

(559)

Acquisition of subsidiary

-

-

-

-

2,028

2,028

Balance at 30 June 2015

115,150

-

31,539

146,689

2,161

148,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

1,822

1,822

465

2,287

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

1,822

1,822

465

2,287

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners - recognised directly in equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

-

-

(1,236)

(1,236)

-

(1,236)

Performance fee

-

1,264

-

1,264

-

1,264

Balance at 31 December 2015

115,150

1,264

32,125

148,539

2,626

151,165

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

12,144

12,144

242

12,386

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

12,144

12,144

242

12,386

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners - recognised directly in equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of share capital

49,080

-

-

49,080

-

49,080

Dividends paid

-

-

(3,414)

(3,414)

-

(3,414)

Performance fee

-

2,837

-

2,837

-

2,837

Recognition of redemption liability

-

-

(1)

(1)

(2,868)

(2,869)

Balance at 30 June 2016

164,230

4,101

40,854

209,185

-

209,185

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

For the six months ended 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
 ended

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax

15,655

9,132

12,963

 

 

 

 

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Net finance charge

4,788

1,381

3,164

Gain on disposal of investment property

(422)

-

(670)

Investment property revaluation gain

(21,662)

(8,979)

(18,148)

Gain on financial asset 

-

(1,368)

(1,395)

Depreciation

5

-

6

Performance fee charge

2,837

-

1,264

Impairment of goodwill

-

-

4,493

Operating cash flows before movements in working capital

1,201

166

1,677

 

 

 

 

Decrease/(Increase) in receivables

481

(323)

1,807

(Decrease)/Increase in payables

(1,749)

(3,533)

1,250

Cash (used in)/generated from operating activities

(67)

(3,690)

4,734

Income tax (paid)/received

-

(19)

5

Net cash (used in)/generated from operating activities

(67)

(3,709)

4,739

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from investing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds on disposal of investment property

2,277

-

5,502

Acquisition of subsidiary

-

1,165

1,165

Bank interest received

102

13

6

Capital expenditure on investment property

(1,303)

(1,253)

(3,934)

Property additions

(25,183)

-

(17,413)

Additions to property, plant and equipment

(6)

-

(23)

Loans to partners

-

-

(1,365)

Net cash used in investing activities

(24,113)

(75)

(16,062)

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from financing activities

 

 

 

Interest paid on bank loans

(1,756)

(2,228)

(3,978)

Repayment of bank loans

(6,815)

(46,000)

(46,000)

Drawdown on bank loan facilities

16,650

65,833

72,266

Share issue

49,080

-

-

Cash settled Synthetic equity fee

-

(559)

(559)

Dividends paid

(3,414)

-

(1,236)

Net cash generated from financing activities

53,745

17,046

20,493

 

 

 

 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

29,565

13,262

9,170

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

12,757

3,583

3,583

Exchange (losses)/gains on cash and cash equivalents

(283)

31

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

42,039

16,876

12,757

 

 

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

 

For the six months ended 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. General information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phoenix Spree Deutschland Limited is a public limited company which is listed on the premium segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange and is incorporated and domiciled in Jersey, and operates out of Jersey and Germany. The Group's principal activity is the holding of investment properties located in Germany. The Company's ordinary shares were admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange on 15 June 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

The registered office of the company is 13-14 Esplanade, St. Helier, Jersey JE1 1BD.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Basis of preparation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interim condensed set of consolidated financial statements has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the European Union.

 

 

 

 

 

The interim condensed financial statements do not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the Group's annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

As required by the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, the financial statements have been prepared applying the accounting policies and presentation that were applied in the preparation of the Company's published consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

The comparative figures for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 are extracted from but do not comprise, the Group's annual financial statements for that financial year.

 

 

 

 

 

The condensed interim financial statements were authorised and approved for issue on 20th September 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

The condensed interim financial statements are neither audited nor reviewed and do not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 105 of the Companies (Jersey) Law 1991.

 

 

 

 

 

Identification  of business risks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Group's principal risks and uncertainties are consistent with those noted in the Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2015 being compliance with financial covenants on bank borrowing, tenant default, liquidity, interest rate hedging instruments and interest rate movements on bank borrowings. The Directors consider that the significant areas of judgement made by management that have significant effect on the Group's performance and estimates with a significant risk of material adjustment in the second half of the year are unchanged from those identified in the Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Going concern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The interim condensed financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which assumes the Group will be able to meet its liabilities as they fall due for the foreseeable future.  The directors have prepared cash flow forecasts which show that the cash generated from operating activities will provide sufficient cash headroom for the foreseeable future.

 

 

 

 

3. Critical accounting judgements and estimates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The preparation of condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with IFRS requires the Group to make certain critical accounting estimates and judgements. In the process of applying the Group's accounting policies, management has decided the following estimates and assumptions have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities recognised in the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

i) Estimate of fair value of investment properties

 

The best evidence of fair value is current prices in an active market for similar properties and other contracts. In the absence of such information, the Group determines the amount within a range of reasonable fair value estimates. In making its judgement, the Group considers information from a variety of sources including:

 

a) Current prices in an active market, and its third party independent experts, for properties of different nature, condition or location (or subject to different lease or other contracts), adjusted to reflect those differences.

 

b) Recent prices of similar properties in less active markets, with adjustments to reflect any changes in economic conditions since the date of the transactions that occurred at those prices.

 

c) Discounted cash flow projections based on reliable estimates of future cash flows, derived from the terms of any existing lease and other contracts, and (where possible) from external evidence such as current market rents for similar properties in the same location and condition, and using discount rates that reflect current market assessments of the uncertainty in the amount and timing of the cash flows.

 

Principal assumptions for management's estimation of fair value of investment property

 

If information on current or recent prices or assumptions underlying the discounted cash flow approach is not available, the fair values of investment properties are determined using discounted cash flow techniques. The Group uses its third party independent experts and assumptions that are mainly based on market conditions existing at each reporting date. The principal assumptions underlying management's estimation of fair value are those related to: the receipt of contractual rentals; expected future market rentals; void periods; maintenance requirements; and appropriate discount rates. These valuations are regularly compared to actual market yield data and actual transactions by the Group and those reported by the market. The expected future market rentals are determined on the basis of current market rentals for similar properties in the same location and condition.

 

4. Segmental Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information reported to the Board of Directors, which is the chief operating decision maker, for the purposes of resource allocation and assessment of segment performance is focussed on the different revenue streams that exist within the Group. The Group's principal reportable segments under IFRS 8 are therefore as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

·         

Residential

 

 

 

·         

Commercial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All revenues are earned in Germany with property and administrative expenses incurred in Jersey and Germany.

             

 

4. Segmental Information (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 December 2015 (audited)

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

Commercial

Unallocated

Total

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

Goodwill

-

-

-

-

Investment property

235,350

48,204

-

283,554

Loans and receivables

-

-

1,382

1,382

Other assets

12,486

2,557

326

15,369

Liabilities

(113,283)

(23,202)

(12,655)

(149,140)

Net assets

134,553

27,559

(10,947)

151,165

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

Commercial

Unallocated

Total

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

Revenue

10,018

2,052

-

12,070

Property expenses

(6,024)

(1,234)

-

(7,258)

Other operating income

-

-

261

261

Administrative expenses

-

-

(2,410)

(2,410)

Gain on disposal of investment property

670

-

-

670

Investment property fair value gain

15,062

3,086

-

18,148

Operating profit

19,726

3,904

(2,149)

21,481

Exceptional costs

 

 

 

(2,256)

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 

(4,493)

Net finance charge

 

 

 

(3,164)

Gain on financial asset

 

 

 

1,395

Income tax expense

 

 

 

(2,640)

Profit for the year

 

 

 

10,323

 

 

 

 

 

30 June 2015 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

Commercial

Unallocated

Total

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

Goodwill

-

-

4,493

4,493

Investment property

214,415

43,916

-

258,331

Loans and receivables

-

-

1,355

1,355

Other asset

15,709

3,218

315

19,242

Liabilities

(102,530)

(21,000)

(11,041)

(134,571)

Net assets

127,594

26,134

(4,878)

148,850

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

Commercial

Unallocated

Total

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

Revenue

4,455

913

-

5,368

Property expenses

(2,408)

(493)

-

(2,901)

Other operating income

-

-

73

73

Administrative expenses

-

-

(692)

(692)

Gain on disposal of investment property

-

-

-

-

Investment property fair value gain

-

-

8,979

8,979

Operating profit

2,047

420

8,360

10,827

Exceptional costs

 

 

 

(1,682)

Net finance charge

 

 

 

(1,381)

Gain on financial asset

 

 

 

1,368

Income tax expense

 

 

 

(1,096)

Profit for the period

 

 

 

8,036

 

4. Segmental Information (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June 2016 (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

Commercial

Unallocated

Total

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

Goodwill

-

-

-

-

 

Investment property

273,479

56,014

-

329,493

 

Loans and receivables

-

-

1,409

1,409

 

Other assets

37,559

7,620

31

45,210

 

Liabilities

(135,958)

(27,847)

(3,122)

(166,927)

 

Net assets

175,080

35,787

(1,682)

209,185

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential

Commercial

Unallocated

Total

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

Revenue

6,328

1,296

-

7,624

 

Property expenses

(5,249)

(1,075)

-

(6,324)

 

Other operating income

-

-

57

57

 

Administrative expenses

-

-

(1,406)

(1,406)

 

Gain on disposal of investment property

422

-

-

422

 

Investment property fair value gain

17,979

3,683

-

21,662

 

Operating profit

19,480

3,904

(1,349)

22,035

 

Exceptional costs

 

 

 

(1,592)

 

Net finance charge

 

 

 

(4,788)

 

Gain on financial asset

 

 

 

-

 

Income tax expense

 

 

 

(3,269)

 

Profit for the period

 

 

 

12,386

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

 Rental income

 

              7,624

              5,368

            12,070

             

 

6. Property expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property management expenses

 

529

419

942

Repairs and maintenance

 

543

426

921

Doubtful debt expense

 

130

(46)

153

Other property expenses

 

742

1,030

1,404

Property advisors' fees and expenses

1,543

1,072

2,574

Property advisors' performance fee

 

2,837

-

1,264

 

 

6,324

2,901

7,258

 

7. Administrative expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretarial & administration fees

 

304

82

400

Legal & professional fees

 

587

493

1,386

Directors' fees

 

44

-

108

Accountancy fees

 

121

96

319

Audit fees

 

51

37

156

Bank charges

 

11

15

39

Loss/(profit) on foreign exchange

 

283

(31)

(4)

Depreciation

 

5

-

6

 

 

1,406

692

2,410

 

8. Gain on disposal of investment property

 

 

 

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Net proceeds

 

2,277

-

5,502

Book value of disposals

 

(1,855)

-

(4,832)

 

 

                 422

                   -  

                 670

 

9. Exceptional costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional fees associated with stock market listing, share placing and acquisition of subsidiaries

 

              1,592

              1,682

              2,256

 

 

              1,592

              1,682

              2,256

 

 

 

 

 

Exceptional costs have been defined as those costs directly attributable to the listing and share placing on the London Stock Exchange and any costs directly associated with the acquisition of subsidiaries.

 

10. Net finance charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
 ended

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

(102)

(13)

(6)

Loss/(gain) on interest rate swap

 

2,865

(834)

(808)

Interest payable on bank borrowings

 

1,640

1,213

2,853

Finance arrangement fees

 

                 141

                   28

                 138

Finance cost of redemption liability

 

                 244

                   -  

                   -  

Early termination fee

 

-

987

987

 

 

4,788

1,381

3,164

 

11. Financial assets at fair value through profit and loss

 

 

 

 

As at

As at

As at

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Equity interest in Phoenix Spree Property Fund GmbH and Co.KG:

 

 

 

 

Balance at the beginning of the period

 

-

36,859

36,859

Gain on financial asset

 

-

1,368

1,395

Acquisition of subsidiary

 

-

(38,227)

(38,254)

 

 

-

-

-

 

12. Taxation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

Six months ended

Year
 ended

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

The tax charge for the period is as follows:

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Current tax charge

 

8

8

(24)

Deferred tax charge

 

3,261

1,088

2,664

 

 

 

 

 

Current tax charge for the period

 

3,269

1,096

2,640

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital gains on properties

Interest rate swaps

Total

The movement in respect of deferred taxation is as follows:

 

€'000
(Liability)

€'000
Asset

€'000
(Net liability)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

 

(3,211)

237

(2,974)

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of subsidiary

 

(5,011)

159

(4,852)

Movement for the period

 

(976)

(112)

(1,088)

Deferred tax at 30 June 2015

 

(9,198)

284

(8,914)

 

 

 

 

 

Movement for the period

 

(1,588)

12

(1,576)

Deferred tax at 31 December 2015

 

(10,786)

296

(10,490)

 

 

 

 

 

Movement for the period

 

(3,714)

453

(3,261)

Deferred tax at 30 June 2016

 

(14,500)

749

(13,751)

 

13. Dividends

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at

As at

As at

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

Dividends on participating shares proposed for approval (not recognised as a liability at 30 June 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2016 of 1.60p (1.92 Euro cents) (2015: 1.30p (1.83 Euro cents)) per share

1,771

1,202

-

Proposed final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 2.90p (3.94 Euro cents) (2014: Nil) per share

-

-

3,639

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts recognised as distributions to equity holders in the period:

 

 

 

Interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 1.3p (2014: Nil) per share

-

-

1,236

Final dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015 of 2.9p (2014: Nil) per share

3,414

-

-

             

 

14. Goodwill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

€'000

Cost:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 January 2015

 

 

 

193

Acquisition of subsidiary

 

 

 

4,493

At 30 June 2015, 31 December 2015 and 30 June 2016

 

4,686

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated impairment losses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2015

 

 

 

(193)

Impairment charge for the period

 

 

 

-

At 30 June 2015

 

 

 

(193)

Impairment charge for the period

 

 

 

(4,493)

At 31 December 2015 and 30 June 2016

 

 

(4,686)

 

 

 

 

 

Carrying amount:

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2015

 

 

 

4,493

At 31 December 2015

 

 

 

-

At 30 June 2016

 

 

 

-

 

15. Investment properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

€'000

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2015

 

 

 

115,192

 

Capital expenditure

 

 

 

1,253

 

Additions on acquisition

 

 

 

132,907

 

Revaluation gain

 

 

 

8,979

 

At 30 June 2015

 

 

 

258,331

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditure

 

 

 

2,681

 

Disposals

 

 

 

(4,832)

 

Property additions

 

 

 

17,413

 

Revaluation gain

 

 

 

9,169

 

Investment properties at fair value - as set out in the report by JLL

282,762

 

Properties notarised for sale not completed at year end

 

792

 

At 31 December 2015

 

 

 

283,554

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditure

 

 

 

1,303

 

Disposals

 

 

 

(1,855)

 

Reclassified as investment properties - held for sale

 

 

(354)

 

Property additions

 

 

 

25,183

 

Revaluation gain

 

 

 

21,662

 

At 30 June 2016

 

 

 

329,493

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The property portfolio was valued at 30 June 2016 by the Group's independent valuers, Jones Lang LaSalle GmbH ("JLL"), in accordance with the methodology described below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The valuation is performed on a building-by-building basis and the source information on the properties including current rent levels, void rates and non-recoverable costs was provided to JLL by the Property Advisors PMM Partners (UK) Limited. Assumptions with respect to rental growth, adjustments to non-recoverable costs and the future valuation of these are those of JLL. Such estimates are inherently subjective and actual values can only be determined in a sales transaction.

 

 

 

Having reviewed the JLL report, the Directors are of the opinion that this represents a fair and reasonable valuation of the properties and have consequently adopted this valuation in the preparation of this financial information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The valuations have been prepared by JLL on a consistent basis at each reporting date and the methodology is consistent and in accordance with IFRS, which requires that the 'highest and best use' value is taken into account where that use is physically possible, legally permissible and financially feasible for the property concerned, and irrespective of the current or intended use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discounted cash flow method (DCF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under the DCF method, a property's fair value is estimated using explicit assumptions regarding the benefits and liabilities of ownership over the asset's life including an exit or terminal value. As an accepted method within the income approach to valuation the DCF method involves the projection of a series of cash flows on a real property interest. To this projected cash flow series, an appropriate, market-derived discount rate is applied to establish the present value of the income stream associated with the real property.

 

 

The duration of the cash flow and the specific timing of inflows and outflows are determined by events such as rent reviews, lease renewal and related lease up periods, re-letting, redevelopment, or refurbishment. The appropriate duration is typically driven by market behaviour that is a characteristic of the class of real property. Periodic cash flow is typically estimated as gross income less vacancy, non-recoverable expenses, collection losses, lease incentives, maintenance cost, agent and commission costs and other operating and management expenses. The series of periodic net operating incomes, along with an estimate of the terminal value anticipated at the end of the projection period, is then discounted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The frequency of inflows and outflows (monthly, quarterly, annually) is contract and market-derived.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An appropriate discount rate is then applied to the cash flow. If the frequency of the time points selected for the cash flow is, for example, quarterly, the discount rate must be the effective quarterly rate and not a nominal rate. The DCF method assumes that cash outflows occur in the same period that expenses are recorded. The exit yield is normally separately determined and differs from the discount rate.

 

The discount rate reflects the opportunity and risk aspects of the market yield demanded by investors, and consist of an interest rate for a risk-free investment, as well as a premium, to account for specific investment risks associated with real estate investments.

 

The exit yield (capitalisation rate) is used to capitalise the stabilised net operating income at year 10 in to perpetuity, as it is assumed that properties are kept in stock aftyer the detailed 10 year planning period. The exit yield is based on each property's individual discount rate.

 

 

 

 

 

Comparable Valuation Method

 

 

 

 

Where the Group has identified properties that may be suitable for disposal in the medium term, the valuation is based on comparable values for properties with similar attributes in a disposal scenario. This includes the Company's properties identified for privatisation.

 

 

 

 

The table below sets out the assets valued using the discounted cash flow method versus comparable valuations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at

As at

As at

 

 

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

DCF Method

 

325,197

258,331

269,842

 

 

Comparable Valuation Method

 

4,296

-

12,920

 

 

Total

 

329,493

258,331

282,762

 

                                                 

 

 

Investment properties - held for sale

€'000

 

Fair Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

 

 

 

-

 

Reclassified from investment properties

 

 

354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016

 

 

 

354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment properties are re-classified as current assets, and described as 'held for sale' when at the balance sheet date the group has obtained and implemented all relevant permissions required to sell individual units, and contracts for sale have been notarised.

 

16. Loans and receivables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at

As at

As at

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans issued - initial recognition at fair value

1,338

1,338

1,338

 

Accrued interest

 

71

17

44

 

 

 

1,409

1,355

1,382

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Group entered into loan agreements with Mike Hilton and Paul Ruddle in connection with the acquisition of PSPF. The loans bear interest at 4% per annum, and have a maturity of less than five years.

 

                   

 

17. Borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at

As at

As at

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Bank loans  -  Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG

-

4,327

-

Bank loans  -  EuroHypo AG

-

-

2,978

Bank loans  -  Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG

8,418

-

8,545

 

 

8,418

4,327

11,523

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Bank loans  -  Deutsche Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank AG

132,275

          104,662

119,262

Bank loans  -  Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG

-

              9,721

-

Bank loans  -  Kreissparkasse Boblingen District Savings Bank

2,943

3,088

3,016

 

 

135,218

117,471

122,278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

143,636

121,798

133,801

 

 

 

 

 

During the period, the group re-financed its bank borrowings and drew down €16,650,000 (six months ended 30 June 2015: €65,833,000 and year ended 31 December 2015 €72,266,000). The terms of the loan are interest at a rate of three-month EURIBOR plus a margin and the final maturity date is on 31 January 2022. Interest rate risk is hedged by the use of interest rate swaps.

 

18. Derivative financial instruments

 

 

 

 

 

As at

As at

As at

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps - carried at fair value through profit or loss 

 

 

 

 

Balance at start of period

 

1,869

1,496

1,496

 

 

 

 

 

From acquisition

 

-

1,181

1,181

Loss/(gain) in movement in fair value through profit or loss

 

2,865

(834)

(808)

Balance at end of period

 

4,734

1,843

1,869

 

19. Other financial liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at

As at

As at

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at start of period

 

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Recognition of redemption liability

 

2,869

-

-

Finance cost on redemption liability

 

244

-

-

Balance at end of period

 

3,113

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

The redemption liability relates to the put option held by the minority shareholders of PSPF for the purchase of the minority interest in PSPF. The option period starts on 6 June 2020. The valuation of the purchase price will be based on the last published financial results as at the date the option is put to the parent.

 

The recognition of the redemption liability has been accounted for as a reduction in the Non-Controlling Interest with the remainder of the recognition against the Groups retained earnings. Also see the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity for the recognition accounting

 

20. Share based payment reserves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthetic equity fee

Performance fee

Share based payment total

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

 

559

7,607

8,166

 

 

 

 

 

Fee charge for the period

 

-

783

783

Equity settled during the period

 

-

(8,390)

(8,390)

Cash settled during the period

 

(559)

-

(559)

Balance at 30 June 2015 (unaudited)

-

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Fee charge for the period

 

-

1,264

1,264

Balance at 31 December 2015 (audited)

-

1,264

1,264

 

 

 

 

 

Fee charge for the period

 

-

2,837

2,837

Balance at 30 June 2016 (unaudited)

-

4,101

4,101

 

21. Stated capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at

As at

As at

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

€'000

€'000

€'000

Issued and fully paid:

 

 

 

 

40,522,364 participating shares of no par value, issued at a consideration of GBP1 each

 

60,027

60,027

60,027

5,896,369 participating shares of no par value, issued at a consideration of GBP1.11 each

 

7,681

7,681

7,681

19,237,484 participating shares of no par value, issued at a consideration of GBP1.46 each

 

39,052

39,052

39,052

4,216,080 participating shares of no par value, issued at a consideration of GBP1.44 each

 

8,390

8,390

8,390

 

 

115,150

115,150

115,150

 

 

 

 

 

22,619,047 participating shares of no par value, issued at a consideration of GBP1.68 each on 4 March 2016

 

49,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

164,230

 

 

 

 

22. Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended

Year ended

Year ended

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings for the purposes of basic earnings per share being net profit attributable to owners of the parent (€'000)

 

12,144

7,899

9,721

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of basic earnings per share (Number)

 

84,661,574

59,635,559

69,872,297

Effect of dilutive potential ordinary shares (Number)

 

2,075,930

-

638,818

Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of diluted earnings per share (Number)

 

86,737,504

59,635,559

70,511,115

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share (€)

 

0.14

0.13

0.14

Diluted earnings per share (€)

 

0.14

0.13

0.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

23. Net asset value per share and EPRA net asset value

 

 

 

 

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (€'000)

 

209,185

146,689

148,539

Number of participating ordinary shares

 

92,491,344

69,872,197

69,872,298

 

 

 

 

 

Net asset value per share (€)

 

2.26

2.10

2.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPRA net asset value

 

30 June
2016

30 June
2015

31 December 2015

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets (€'000)

 

209,185

146,689

148,539

Add back deferred tax assets and liabilities, derivative financial instruments, goodwill, redemption liability and share based payment reserves

 

14,384

6,264

11,095

 

 

 

 

 

EPRA net asset value (€'000)

 

223,569

152,953

159,634

EPRA net asset value per share (€)

 

2.42

2.19

2.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

24. Financial instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of financial instruments

With the exception of the variable rate borrowings, the fair values of the financial assets and liabilities are not materially different to their carrying values due to the short term nature of the current assets and liabilities or due to the commercial variable rates applied to the long term liabilities.

 

The interest rate swap was valued externally by the respective counterparty banks by comparison with the market price for the relevant date.

 

The interest rate swaps are expected to mature between February 2019 and February 2022.

 

The Group uses the following hierarchy for determining and disclosing the fair value of financial instruments by valuation technique:

 

Level 1: quoted (unadjusted) prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

 

Level 2: other techniques for which all inputs which have a significant effect on the recorded fair value are observable, either directly or indirectly; and

 

Level 3: techniques which use inputs which have a significant effect on the recorded fair value that are not based on observable market data.

 

During each of the reporting periods, there were no transfers between valuation levels.

 

25. Related party transactions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related party transactions not disclosed elsewhere are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

R Prosser is a director of Estera Fund Administrators (Jersey) Limited which provides administration services to the Company.

 

 

 

 

 

A Weaver is a partner of the Jersey law firm, Appleby, which provides legal services to the Company and a member of Appleby group.

 

 

 

 

 

During the six month period ended 30 June 2016, an amount of €378,664 (June 2015: €432,160 and December 2015: €718,721) was payable to Estera Fund Administrators (Jersey) Limited for accounting, administration and secretarial services. At June 2016, €330,229 (June 2015: €370,680 and December 2015: €125,671) was outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

During the six month period ended 30 June 2016, an amount of €39,523 (June 2015: €348,770 and December 2015: €375,595) was payable to Appleby, law firm for legal and professional services. At June 2016 €30,354 (June 2015: €Nil and December 2015: €11,352) was outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

M Northover is a Director and shareholder of PMM Partners (UK) Limited, the Company's appointed Property Advisor. During the six month period ended 30 June 2016, an amount of €1,543,000 (June 2015: €1,072,000 and December 2015: €2,574,000) was payable to PMM Partners (UK) Limited. At June 2016 €Nil (June 2015: €Nil and December 2015: €Nil) was outstanding.

 

 

 

 

 

The Property Advisor is also entitled to an asset and estate management performance fee. The charge for the period in respect of the performance fee was €2,837,000 (June 2015: €Nil and December 2015 €1,264,000).

 

 

 

 

 

In March 2015, the group also entered into an option agreement to acquire the remaining 5.2% interest in Phoenix Spree Property Fund GmbH & Co.KG from the remaining partners being M Hilton and P Ruddle, both Directors of PMM Partners (UK) Limited. The options are excisable on the fifth anniversary of the majority interest acquisition for a period of three months thereafter at the fair value of the remaining interest.

 

The Group entered into a loan agreement with M Hilton and P Ruddle in connection with the acquisition of PSPF. At the period end an amount of €704,500 (June 2015: €677,500 and December 2015: €691,000) each was owed to the Group. The loans bear interest of 4% per annum.

 

26. Subsequent events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 1 July 2016, the Group acquired 94.9% of Invador Grundbesitz GmbH, a company incorporated in Germany, for a consideration of €8,604,000. The company owns the residential properties at Gottlieb-Dunkel-Straße 53-58, Bergholzstraße 15 and Tempelhofer Weg 2a-2g.

 

 

 

 

 

Provisional fair value is based on the latest available results and estimates. The fair values of the business combination will be set out in the annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 December 2016.

Provisional

fair value

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Investment properties

 

 

 

15,100

Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

178

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

(7,003)

Deferred tax

 

 

 

(1,300)

Net assets

 

 

 

6,975

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

 

(356)

Goodwill

 

 

 

1,985

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of consideration

 

 

 

8,604

 

 

 

 

 

Cash consideration

 

 

 

(8,604)

Cash acquired

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflow arising on acquisition

 

 

(8,557)

 

 

 

 

 

On 1 July 2016, the Group acquired 94.9% of Laxpan Mueller GmbH, a company incorporated in Germany for a consideration of €8,857,000. The company owns the residential properties at Müllerstraße 122a-c and Lüderitzstraße 48,48a-h,50,52.

 

 

 

 

 

Provisional fair value is based on the latest available results and estimates. The fair values of the business combination will be set out in the annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 December 2016.

Provisional

fair value

€'000

 

 

 

 

 

Investment properties

 

 

 

14,000

Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

411

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

(5,555)

Deferred tax

 

 

 

(900)

Net assets

 

 

 

7,956

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

 

(406)

Goodwill

 

 

 

1,307

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of consideration

 

 

 

8,857

 

 

 

 

 

Cash consideration

 

 

 

(8,857)

Cash acquired

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

 

Cash outflow arising on acquisition

 

 

(8,761)

           

 

 

 


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