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SysGroup PLC
07 June 2017
 

7 June 2017

SysGroup plc

("SysGroup" or the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Final Results for the year ended 31 March 2017

 

SysGroup PLC (AIM: SYS), the managed services and cloud integrator, announces its final results for the year ended 31 March 2017.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Financial:

·      Total revenue (including discontinued operations) up 65.2% to £7.87m (FY16: £4.76m)

Revenue from continuing operations up 186% to £7.18m (FY16: £2.51m)

·      Organic growth from existing Managed Services business excluding the acquisition of System Professional Ltd and divestment of SME Mass Market is 19.8%

·      Gross profit margin of 61.3% (FY16: 63.2%)

·      Adjusted EBITDA (including discontinued operations) of £0.81m (FY16: £0.66m)

Adjusted EBITDA (continuing operations) of £0.62m (FY16: £0.54m)

·      Adjusted PBT* growth of 45.1% to £0.45m (FY16: £0.31m)

 

*after adding back share based payments, amortisation on acquired intangibles and costs relating to acquisition and restructuring 

 

Operational

·      Acquisition of Systems Professional Ltd ("Sys-Pro") for an initial consideration of £4.0m

·      Placing to raise £5.0m gross in July 2016

·      Disposal of non-core SME Mass Market division for £2.7m (4.9x EBITDA) in July 2016

·      Transformation to a managed services provider

·      New banking facilities of £3.0m, incorporating a £2.5m acquisition facility agreed with Santander

·      Continued investment in infrastructure and portfolio of services including use of 'hyper-scale' technologies

·      First VEEAM Accredited Service Partner (VASP) in the UK

·      Finance function successfully relocated and integrated across Group to a single location, closure of Nottingham office

·      Existing customers overall net spend increasing

·      Creation of an "integrations" team to enhance capabilities around acquisition integration and to ensure efficient execution

 

Post period-end developments

·      Variation to terms of the Sys-Pro acquisition with settlement of all future potential deferred consideration by payment of £150,000 to the vendors of Sys-Pro

·      Group no longer has any contingent amounts due in relation to acquisitions

·      Further acceleration of integration and realisation of synergies

 

 

2017

2016

2017 % increase/decrease

Revenue

£7.87m

£4.76m

+65.2%

Gross margin

£4.82m

£3.01m

+60.7%

Gross margin %

61.3%

63.2%

(3.0)%

Adjusted EBITDA1 (continuing operations)

£0.62m

£0.54m

+14.8%

Adjusted EBITDA1 (discontinued operations)

£0.19m

£0.12m

+46.2%

Adjusted PBT2

£0.45m

£0.31m

+45.1%

Profit/(loss) before tax

£0.32m

£0.25m

+28.0%

Operating cash inflow

£1.27m

£0.65m

+95.4%

Net Cash3

£3.07m

£0.21m

 

 

(1) Adjusted EBITDA, is earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation, amortisation, acquisition and restructuring costs, fair value adjustments and share based payments

(2) Adjusted PBT is profit before taxation after adding back share based payments, amortisation on acquired intangibles and costs relating to acquisition and restructuring

(3) Net Cash represents cash balances less finance lease liabilities

 

 

Chris Evans, Chief Executive commented: "We are pleased with our results, delivered in a year of both significant progress and change for the Group. We have achieved our objectives of fundamentally transforming the business to focus on high growth managed services whilst delivering enhanced profitability and results in line with market expectations, while at the same time integrating a large acquisition. Our sales pipeline has grown by 28.8% from 30 September 2016 to £3.49m at 31 March 2017, showing the tangible impact of our growth strategy.

 

"We have started the new financial year with the right business platform to support further organic and acquisitive growth. Given our healthy levels of recurring revenue and long term contracts with key customers, coupled with our cash generation, we are well placed to capture market opportunity and I remain confident in the Group's future prospects."

 

 

For further information please contact:

 

SysGroup plc

Chris Evans, CEO

Julian Llewellyn, CFO

 

 

 

Tel: 0151 559 1777

 

Shore Capital (Nomad and Broker)

Bidhi Bhoma / Edward Mansfield

 

Tel: 020 7408 4090

Alma PR (Financial PR)

Josh Royston / Hilary Buchanan / Helena Bogle

 

Tel: 020 8004 4218

 

About SysGroup

SysGroup is a leading provider of Cloud Hosting, Managed Services and expert IT Consultancy. The Group delivers solutions that ensure clients understand and benefit from industry-leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities.  The SysGroup team focuses on a customer's strategic and operational requirements - enabling them to free up resources, grow their core business and avoid the distractions and complexity of delivering IT services.

 

The Group has offices in Liverpool, Coventry, London and East Sussex.

 

For more information, visit http://www.sysgroup.com
 

 

 

STRATEGIC REPORT

 

Chairman's Statement

 

The Board is pleased to report on a busy and successful year for the Group, which saw the business undergo a complete transformation to a managed services provider, delivering against our stated strategic objectives for the 2017 financial year. At the same time the Group achieved impressive growth in line with market expectations, delivering an increase in Group revenue of 65.1%, including 19.8% organic growth.

 

The Group's transformation consisted of the acquisition of Systems Professional Limited ("Sys-Pro") in early July, complementing the Group's existing managed services business, and an associated re-branding of the business from Daily Internet Plc to SysGroup Plc. This, combined with the subsequent disposal of the Company's legacy, non-core SME Mass Market hosting division, resulted in the formation of a business focussed exclusively on servicing the high value managed services market, with a strong focus on cloud. 

 

To facilitate the funding of the Sys-Pro, the Group completed an oversubscribed placing in July raising £5.0m gross and bringing a number of new institutional shareholders onto the Company's register. In conjunction with the placing and acquisition, the Company also undertook a 40 for 1 share consolidation and sought court approval for the cancellation of its share premium account, leaving the parent company able to pay dividends in the future should it be appropriate to do so (see note 22).

 

In order to support the new business composition and operational focus, a number of organisational changes were implemented to restructure the Group, including the appointment of Julian Llewellyn as CFO and Amy Yateman-Smith as Non-Executive Director. I would like to welcome both Julian and Amy to the Board and I look forward to working with them as we continue to execute our growth strategy.

 

The Board believes the Group now has in place the right platform, expertise and focused service offering to capitalise on a substantial market opportunity. The managed services market continues to evolve and remains highly fragmented, and the Board believes that a strategy of organic growth and targeted acquisitions, supported by the Group's strong gross cash position of £3.5m and unutilised £2.5m acquisition facility, will deliver sustained, long-term value for shareholders.

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our employees for their commitment and dedication to the business. We have started the new financial year with an improved operational structure and strong financial footing, which, combined with increasing levels of recurring revenue, leaves me optimistic for the Group's growth prospects ahead.

 

 

Michael Edelson

Chairman

06 June 2017

 

 

 

STRATEGIC REPORT

 

Chief Executive Officer's Report

 

Introduction

The year to 31 March 2017 has been a year of both significant progress and change for SysGroup plc.

 

The acquisition of System Professional Ltd ("Sys-Pro") in July 2016 and subsequent disposal of the SME Mass Market business unit in the same month marked the firm transition to a Cloud and Managed Services business.

 

These were large undertakings for our business as firstly we acquired a business which had higher revenue and staff numbers than ourselves and then disposed of a business which represented almost half of the Group's size, before the acquisition of Sys-Pro.

 

Subsequent to the transactions, we reorganised the combined businesses and made several changes to the management team.  We have created internal teams for managing the integration and have created liaisons between teams to maximise the cross-selling opportunity to customers to take advantage of the increased range of services from our growing product portfolio.

 

Not only did this work to create a business that is now focused on managed services with a cloud bias but it allowed us to put in place the foundations to better take advantage of the opportunities that present themselves in this growing market.

 

The above corporate activity was in line with the Board's stated strategy to exit from a light-touch, low margin and high volume mass hosting market, which was largely commoditised and subject to high customer churn, to a business focused exclusively on providing higher value managed services.

 

Notwithstanding the management time that was involved in this, we maintained focus on the core business and delivered results in line with market expectations for FY 2017.

 

Our revenues (from continuing and discontinued operations) in the year were £7.87m, an increase of 65.1% on the previous year (2016: £4.76m).  Our adjusted EBITDA (from continuing and discontinued operations) increased by 22.7% to £0.81m (2016: £0.66m) and our adjusted profit before tax increased from £0.31m in 2016 to £0.45m representing a 45.1% increase.  At the year-end, we had a healthy net cash position of £3.07m.

 

We believe that the foundations are now firmly laid for us to capture growth in our chosen markets and complement these with carefully considered acquisitions.

 

Market

The market for managed and cloud services is large and long term, driven by the structural move to cloud delivered solutions and IT outsourcing in general. IT is no longer seen as a cost base but is something which can really help drive profits and efficiencies in businesses, and corporations are embracing technologies that will put them at a commercial advantage compared with a competitor.

 

This desire to embrace the best of breed technologies which can drive these efficiencies mean that knowledge of better, more cost effective, reliable and secure solutions in a changing environment drives customers to partner with us as we help guide and advise them along their journey.  We become part of our customers' IT function and our close and increasing engagement with them is demonstrated by an overall net increase in customer spend year on year for the past three years.

 

Our managed service offerings include all forms of Cloud hosting (private, public and hybrid) but also outsourced service desk and various IT consulting services including public cloud (Azure and AWS services).  Our managed services revenue is predominantly derived from Cloud and this element of our service is growing at the fastest rate, with organic growth of 19.8% in 2017.

 

Strategy

SysGroup's clear focus is to expand its position as a trusted provider of managed services and expert IT consultancy to clients in the UK and Ireland. We have positioned the Group as an extension to a customer's existing IT department guiding them through the complexities and developments in the market.

 

Our target market is servicing the UK corporate sector that has traditionally managed and housed their own IT infrastructure on premise.  We operate in a variety of vertical sectors but have weighting in not for profit, education, health services, financial services, insurance, technology and merchant and distribution sectors with a variety of well-known clients in these verticals.

 

Being a Visa Level 1 PCI-DSS service provider (highest level) and with our ISO9001 and ISO27001 credentials we are an attractive partner to anyone who wishes to ensure platforms are built and maintained to the highest of security standards.

 

Our IT consulting services often results in customers taking Cloud services from us, and the legacy Value Added Reseller ("VAR") element of the Sys-Pro business provides a feeder of cloud and managed service opportunities as customers favour OPEX over CAPEX models and the flexibilities that offers.

 

Along with seeking to engage with larger spending customers who have a specific need for a large custom built cloud platform we also seek to engage with customers in our chosen markets who are at different stages of their IT journey.  This can initially be by partnering with us for functions like our monitoring services, remote service desk, backup and disaster recovery services.  As our customers develop, the opportunity grows and results in more of their services being outsourced to us. The result is that these customers can be very sticky in nature as the increased level of services provided by the Group creates a greater reliance on the Group and significant barrier to entry for competitors. Customers typically sign up for a contract period of one to three years, with larger contracts tending to be three years.

 

We intend to supplement our organic growth with carefully considered acquisitions.

 

Acquisitions

In July 2016 the Group acquired Sys-Pro for an initial consideration of £4.0m, paid 85% cash and 15% in new ordinary shares at 60 pence per share, funded by way of a placing raising £5.0m gross. There have been certain operational challenges at Sys-Pro since its acquisition but overall integration of the business into the Group is continuing and was accelerated just prior to the year end, with a number of important milestones already reached.

 

During the period the Group secured new banking facilities with Santander UK plc. The facilities comprise a £2.5m Revolving Credit Term Loan Facility to finance acquisitions alongside a £0.5 million overdraft facility and a £0.5m finance leasing facility. 

 

In line with the Group's stated growth strategy, the Board remains alert to strategic acquisition opportunities to supplement organic growth. In a fragmented market, we believe we are well placed to make further astute acquisitions given our size and funding availability.

 

Disposal

On 22 July 2016 the Group announced the disposal of its SME Mass Market business for a total consideration of £2.7m in cash, less an amount of £0.5m in respect of advance receipts/payments.

 

As this business was based in the Group's former head office in Nottingham a necessary reorganisation occurred and a new finance function was established in the Liverpool office of the Group. 

 

Operational Review

All of the Group's activities relate to delivering IT managed services with a Cloud bias along with consulting.  The Group is segmented into managed services, VAR and SME Mass Market.  The SME Mass Market division was discontinued following completion of the disposal of this division on 18 July 2016, and is therefore shown as discontinued in the table below.  Managed services segment consists of all the activities of Netplan Internet Solutions Ltd and that of Sys-Pro but excluding its VAR business.

 

For both SME Mass Market and for Sys-Pro they are included in results to their respective date of disposal or acquisition.

 

We have introduced a new operating segment of VAR. This is legacy activity from which Sys-Pro built its business.  Traditionally Sys-Pro was a provider of hardware and software but has followed the transformation to Cloud and IT Managed Services and was at the beginning but established level of the curve in converting its traditional 'on premise' customers to Cloud delivered solutions.  We continue our work educating our traditional customers of the benefits of Cloud delivered services and the concept of moving from a CAPEX to an OPEX model.  Market drivers and overall trend underline the substantial opportunity to us in this base.  We expect the VAR segment to decrease in value as customers continue to shift to Managed Services.

 

The revenue split of the divisions is shown below:

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

 

 Revenue by operating segment

£'000

%

£'000

%

 

Managed Services

5,400

69%

2,515

53%

 

Value Added Reseller

1,765

22%

-

-

 

SME Mass Market (discontinued)

700

9%

2,249

47%

 

 Total

7,865

100%

4,764

100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

Key performance indicator review

 

 

Revenue Growth

2017

2016

 

Revenue (continuing)

£7.165m

£2.515m

 

Growth

184.9%

22.%

 

Revenue from continuing operations grew by 184.9% driven by Managed Services and the acquisition of Sys-Pro.

 

Adjusted EBITDA (including discontinued activities) improved 22.7% to £0.81m (2016: £0.66m).

 

The growth in Adjusted EBITDA is a combination of improved performance from the Netplan business unit and from contribution from Sys-Pro (acquired in the period)

 

Performance review

Group revenue for the year grew by 65.3% to £7.865m for the year to 31 March 2017 (2016: £4.764m). Revenue growth was driven by the Managed Services division, which consists of the Netplan brand (incorporating Q4Ex) and the System Professional brand (acquired in the year), contributing revenues of £7.165m (2016: £2.52m).  The SME Mass Market division generated revenues of £0.7m (2016: £2.2m) before being divested.

 

We continue to have good visibility of future revenues as the vast majority of our customers have entered into multi-year contracts. As at 31 March 2017 there is £0.47m of deferred revenue (2016: £0.71m) which will be released to profit in future periods.

 

Gross profit for the year on continuing and discontinued operations was £4.82m (2016: £3.01m) representing a gross margin of 61.2% (2016: 63.2%). The reduction in gross margin is attributable to the change of sales mix during the year and the slower conversion of Sys-Pro VAR customers into managed services revenue.

 

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation ("EBITDA") for the year to 31 March 2017 is £0.81m (2016: £0.67m).  Adjusted EBITDA is calculated after excluding acquisition and restructuring costs, share based payment costs and fair value adjustments.  The Directors consider that an adjusted EBITDA figure is a more appropriate measure of the underlying performance of the business.

 

Balance sheet

Net cash inflow from operating activities during the year amounted to £1.10m (2016: £0.67m). Cash at bank at 31 March 2017 was £3.47m (2016: £0.51m).

 

Payables falling due within one year are reported at £1.98m (2016: £1.64m). This figure includes an amount of £0.47m (2016: £0.71m) for deferred revenue which will be released to profit in future years.

 

Contingent consideration payable on the Sys-Pro acquisition of £0.69m (2016: nil), which is the fair value of the amounts payable in shares, is included within liabilities falling due after more than one year. Contingent consideration on the acquisition of Q4Ex Ltd has now been fully settled given all performance criteria were satisfied.

 

Based on certain performance criteria, the vendors of Sys-Pro could be due further consideration of up to £1.865m. At the year-end the fair value of the contingent consideration stood at £0.69m.  Post period end however this has now been settled by a one-off payment of £150,000.  This is a post balance sheet event and has also removed some operational challenges by removing certain approval processes required with the vendors allowing for integration to be accelerated and is explained in more detail in note 24.

 

The Directors are confident there is sufficient working capital within the Group.  The Group also has surplus cash, is cash generative and has £3.0m of committed but undrawn banking facilities (which includes a £2.5m acquisition facility).  However, should accretive acquisitions become available to the Group that cannot be met from existing resources (or with enough headroom comfort), the Group may seek to raise additional finance either through debt, equity or a mixture of the two.

 

Our people          

Our people are very highly valued and the Directors place considerable emphasis on employees sharing in the success of the Group. This is achieved through the participation in share option schemes. Due to the nature and size of the business, employees are constantly encouraged to communicate with the Group's senior management to discuss business issues and potential improvements.

It is the policy of the Group that there should be no unfair discrimination in recruiting and promoting staff, including applicants who are disabled. The Directors are committed to maintaining and developing communication and consultation processes with employees, who in turn are encouraged to develop an awareness of the issues affecting the Group.

 

Divisional split as at 31 March

2017

2016

Board of Directors

5

4

SME Mass Market

-

12

Managed Services

59

14

 

64

30

 

 

Men

Women

Gender diversity as at 31 March 2017

Number

%age

Number

%age

Board of Directors

4

80%

1

20%

Senior Managers

3

75%

1

25%

Employees

50

91%

5

9%

 

57

89%

7

11%

 

Infrastructure and technology

During the year, we invested in our capabilities and have begun deploying Cloud services from a newly fitted out location on our network in a datacentre in Manchester.  We are utilising 'hyper-scale' technologies that the likes of Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon utilise, such as software defined networking and continuous integration.  These technologies allow us to automatically roll-out a whole network deployment and virtual machine build in minutes whilst continuous integration means we can test changes in a virtual environment before pushing these to a live environment, minimising 'change control' risks.

 

Our work and contribution to the CEPH OpenSource community gained us recognition for the development of an industry leading low cost storage solution which lead us to become the first VEEAM accredited service partner in the UK.  We will continue our R&D efforts and bring new and interesting services to our customers.

 

Summary and Outlook

We are pleased with our results, delivered in a year of both significant progress and change for the Group. We have achieved our objectives of fundamentally transforming the business to focus on high growth managed services whilst delivering enhanced profitability and results in line with market expectations, while at the same time integrating a large acquisition. Our sales pipeline has grown by 28.8% from 30 September 2016 to £3.49m at 31 March 2017, showing the tangible impact of our growth strategy.

 

Due to operational challenges at Sys-Pro since its acquisition the Group expects growth to be slower than originally expected for FY 2018. The Board have taken the necessary remedial steps and following entry into the deed of variation with the vendors of Sys- Pro, the management team has the ability to accelerate the integration process.

 

Our new management structure and internal teams will support further organic and acquisitive growth and given our healthy levels of recurring revenue and long term contracts with key customers, coupled with our cash generation, we are well placed to capture market opportunity.

 

We look forward to the future with confidence.

This Strategic Report was approved and signed by order of the board.

 

 

Chris Evans

Chief Executive Officer

6 June 2017

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

 

 

 

 

2017

2016

 

 

 

Group

Group

 

Notes

 

£'000

£'000

Revenue

 

 

 

 

Total group revenue - continuing and discontinued operations

4

 

7,865

4,764

Revenue - discontinued operations

 

 

700

2,249

Revenue - continuing operations

 

 

7,165

2,515

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

(2,783)

(829)

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

4,382

1,686

Operating expenses before depreciation, amortisation, acquisition and integration costs, fair value adjustment and share based payments

 

 

(3,764)

(1,579)

 

Adjusted EBITDA - continuing

 

 

 

618

 

107

 

Depreciation - continuing

14

 

(324)

(241)

Amortisation of intangibles - continuing

13

 

(326)

(205)

Acquisition and restructuring costs - continuing

8

 

(791)

(11)

Fair value adjustment - continuing

 

 

(300)

270

Share based payments - continuing

 

 

-

10

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

 

 

(5,505)

(1,756)

Loss from operations

 

 

(1,123)

(70)

 

 

 

 

 

Finance costs

6

 

(27)

(44)

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before taxation

 

 

(1,150)

(114)

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

12

 

 20

41

Loss from continuing operations

 

 

(1,130)

(73)

Profit from discontinued operations - net of income tax

23

 

1,508

375

Total comprehensive profit attributable to the equity holders of the company

 

 

378

302

Basic  earnings per share (EPS)

 

11

 

£0.019

£0.021

 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 31 MARCH 2017

 

 

 

2017

2016

 

 

Group

Group

 

Notes

£'000

£'000

Assets

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Goodwill

13

7,620

4,454

Intangible assets

13

1,617

1,329

Property, plant and equipment

14

666

450

 

 

9,903

6,233

Current assets

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

16

1,311

598

Cash and cash equivalents

 

3,473

513

 

 

4,784

1,111

 

 

 

 

Total Assets

 

14,687

7,344

 

 

 

 

Equity and Liabilities

 

 

 

Equity attributable to the equity shareholders of the parent

 

 

 

Called up share capital

22

  4,620

2,552

Share premium reserve

 

-

6,493

Other reserve

 

1,622

1,008

Translation reserve

 

4

-

Retained earnings / (losses)

 

                                            4,843

(5,118)

 

 

                                          11,089

4,935

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Obligations under finance leases

19

184

91

Contingent consideration due on acquisitions

17

690

435

Deferred taxation

12

365

242

 

 

1,239

768

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

17

1,671

718

Deferred Income

17

465

707

Other loans

18

-

105

Obligations under finance leases

 19

223

111

 

 

2,359

1,641

 

 

 

 

Total Equity and Liabilities

 

14,687

7,344

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

 

 

 

Attributable to equity holders of the parent

 

Share capital

Share premium reserve

Other reserve

Translation

Accumulated

Total

reserve

losses

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

£'000

£'000

At 1 April 2015

2,399

6,493

656

-

(5,420)

4,128

Profit and comprehensive profit

-

-

-

-

302

302

Issue of share capital

153

-

367

-

-

520

Expenses of share issue

-

-

(7)

-

-

(7)

Movement in share option reserve

-

-

(8)

-

-

(8)

At 31 March 2016

2,552

6,493

1,008

-

(5,118)

4,935

Profit and comprehensive profit

-

-

-

-

378

378

Translation of foreign subsidiaries

-

-

-

4

-

4

Issue of share capital - placing

1,686

3,367

-

-

-

5,053

Issue of share capital - consideration

382

-

616

-

 

998

Expenses of share issue

-

(277)

-

-

-

(277)

Capital re-organisation (note 22)

-

(9,583)

-

-

9,583

-

Movement in share option reserve

-

-

(2)

-

-

(2)

At 31 March 2017

4,620

-

1,622

4

4,843

11,089

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following describes the nature and purpose of each reserve within equity:

Reserve

 

 Description and purpose

Share Premium Reserve

 

Amount subscribed for share capital in excess of nominal values.

Other Reserve

 

Amount reserved for share based payments to be released over the life of the instruments and the equity element of convertible loans and the amount subscribed for share capital in excess of nominal value on acquisition of another company

 

Accumulated losses

 

All other net gains and losses and transactions with owners (e.g. dividends) not recognised elsewhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

 

 

 

Group 2017

Group 2016

 

 

£,000

£,000

Cash flows used in operating activities

 

 

 

Profit after tax

 

378

302

Profit net of tax - discontinued operations

 

(1,508)

(375)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

650

446

Fair Value adjustment on contingent consideration

 

300

(270)

Finance costs

 

27

44

Acquisition and integration costs

 

791

34

Share based payments

 

-

(10)

Taxation

 

(20)

(41)

Operating cash flows before movement in working capital

 

618

130

(Increase)/Decrease in trade and other receivables

 

(163)

61

Increase/(Decrease) in trade and other payables

 

544

(35)

Cash generated from operations

 

999

156

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Payments to acquire property, plant & equipment

 

(380)

(111)

Acquisition and integration costs

 

(742)

(34)

Acquisition of subsidiary net of cash acquired

 

(3,425)

-

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(4,547)

(145)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Net proceeds from issue of ordinary share capital

 

4,722

(7)

Drawdown of loan facility

 

-

105

Repayment of loan facility

 

(105)

(175)

Repayment of loan notes

 

-

(105)

Loan note interest paid

 

-

(9)

Taxation paid

 

(197)

-

Interest element of finance lease payments

 

(27)

(33)

Sale and leaseback of assets

 

189

-

Capital repayment of finance leases

 

(153)

(110)

 

 

 

 

Net cash from financing activities

 

4,429

(334)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents from continuing operations

 

881

(323)

Cash flows from discontinued operations

 

 

 

Net cash used for operating activities

 

99

518

Net cash provided for investing activities

 

1,987

(39)

Net cash used for financing activities

 

(7)

(69)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents from discontinued operations

 

2,079

410

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year

 

513

426

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

 

3,473

513

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017

 

1.     Accounting policies

SysGroup Plc (the 'Company') is a company incorporated and domiciled in the United Kingdom. The company's registered office is at Walker House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool., L2 3YL. These consolidated financial statements comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the 'Group').

 

Statement of compliance

These Group and Company financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs and IFRIC interpretations) as endorsed by the European Union ("endorsed IFRS") and with those parts of the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies preparing their accounts under endorsed IFRS.

 

Basis of preparation

The principal accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the Financial Statements are set out below. The policies have been consistently applied to all the years presented, unless otherwise stated. The consolidated financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost basis, except for the revaluation of certain financial liabilities which have been valued in accordance with IAS 39.

 

The preparation of financial statements in compliance with adopted IFRS requires the use of certain critical accounting estimates. It also requires Group management to exercise judgement in applying the Group's accounting policies. The areas where significant judgements and estimates have been made in preparing the Financial Statements and their effect are disclosed in note 2. The financial statements are presented in pounds' sterling, rounded to the nearest thousand, unless otherwise stated.

 

Going concern

The Directors have prepared the Financial Statements on a going concern basis which assumes that the Group and the company will continue to meet liabilities as they fall due.

 

The directors have reviewed forecasts prepared for the period ending 31 March 2019 and considered the projected trading forecasts and resultant cash flows together with confirmed loan facilities and other sources of finance.

 

The Group's forecasts and projections, taking account of reasonably possible changes in trading performance, show that the Group can continue to operate within the current facilities available to it.

 

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

 

New standards and interpretations not yet adopted

At the date of authorisation of these financial statements, the following standards and interpretations, issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), have been adopted for the first time by the Group with no significant impact on its consolidated results or financial position:

 

-     Annual Improvements to IFRSs (2012-2014 Cycle)

-     Disclosure Initiative: Amendments to IAS 1

 

A number of new standards, amendments to standards and interpretations have been issued during the year ended 31 March 2017 but are not yet effective, and therefore have not yet been adopted by the Group:

 

-     Amendments to IAS12 'Recognition of Deferred Tax Assets for Unrealised Losses' have not yet been endorsed but the IASB effective date will be 1 January 2017.

-     IFRS 9 'Financial Instruments' is effective from 2018. This standard will simplify the classification of financial assets for measurement purposes, but is not anticipated to have a significant impact on the financial statements.

-     IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers is effective after 1 January 2018. This standard will change how revenue is recognised based on a framework. The potential impact on the Group has not yet been fully assessed by management.

-     IFRS 16 Leases is expected to be applicable after 1 January 2019. If endorsed, this standard will affect the presentation of the Group financial statements with all leases apart from short term leases being recognised as on-balance sheet finance leases with a corresponding liability being the present value of lease payments. The potential impact on the Group has not yet been assessed by management.

 

The Group continues to monitor the potential impact of other new standards and interpretations which may be endorsed by the European Union and require adoption by the Group in future reporting periods.

 

The adoption of these standards in future periods may have an impact on the results and net assets of the Group, however it is too early to quantify this.

 

Revenue

Revenue is recognised to the extent that it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow into the Group. Revenue represents the fair value of amounts received or receivable for goods and services provided net of trade discounts and VAT. Revenue from the sale of domain name registrations is recognised when the domain name is registered or renewed. Revenue from value added resale is recognised as these products or services are delivered. Revenue from managed services is taken to deferred income on the balance sheet and recognised over the life of each contract.

 

Basis of consolidation

Where the company has control over an investee, it is classified as a subsidiary. The company controls an investee if all three of the following elements are present: power over the investee, exposure to variable returns from the investee; and the ability of the investor to use its power to affect those variable returns. Control is re-assessed whenever facts and circumstances indicate that there may be a change in any of these elements of control.

 

The consolidated financial statements present the results of the company and its subsidiaries ("the Group") as if they formed a single entity. Intercompany transactions and balances between group companies are therefore eliminated in full.

 

The consolidated financial statements incorporate the results of business combinations using the acquisition method. In the statement of financial position, the acquiree's identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities are initially recognised at their fair values at the acquisition date. The results of acquired operations are included in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income from the date on which control is obtained. They are deconsolidated from the date on which control ceases.

 

Business combinations

All business combinations are accounted for by applying the purchase method. On acquisition, all the subsidiaries' assets and liabilities that exist at the date of acquisition are recorded at their fair values reflecting the conditions at that date. The results of subsidiaries acquired in the period are included in the income statement from the date on which control is obtained.

 

Goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of a business combination over the total acquisition date fair value of the identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities acquired. Goodwill is not amortised but is capitalised as an intangible asset with any impairment in carrying value being charged to the consolidated statement of comprehensive income. In determining the fair value of consideration, the fair value of equity issued is the market value of equity at the date of completion, and the fair value of contingent consideration is based on the expected future cashflows based on whether the directors believe performance conditions will be met and thus the extent to which the further consideration will be payable. Where the fair value of identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities exceed the fair value of consideration paid, the excess is credited in full to the consolidated statement of comprehensive income on the acquisition date.

 

Impairment of non-financial assets

Impairment tests on goodwill and other intangible assets with indefinite useful economic lives are undertaken annually at the financial year end. Other non-financial assets are subject to impairment tests whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying amount may not be recoverable. Where the carrying value of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount (i.e. the higher of value in use and fair value less costs to sell), the asset is written down accordingly.

 

Where it is not possible to estimate the recoverable amount of an individual asset, the impairment test is carried out on the asset's cash-generating unit (i.e. the lowest Group of assets in which the asset belongs for which there are separable identifiable cash flows that are largely independent of the cash flows from the other assets or Groups of assets). Goodwill is allocated on initial recognition to each of the Group's cash-generating units that are expected to benefit from the synergies of the combination giving rise to the goodwill.

 

The estimated future cash flows are discounted to their present value using a pre-tax discount rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the asset for which the estimates of future cash flows have not been adjusted.

 

Foreign currencies

Transactions in foreign currencies are recorded using the rate of exchange ruling at the date of the transaction. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated using the rate of exchange ruling at the balance sheet date and the gains or losses on translation are included in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income. The results of foreign subsidiaries that have a functional currency different from the group's presentation currency are translated at the average rates of exchange for the year. Assets and liabilities of foreign subsidiaries that have a functional currency different from the group's presentation currency, are translated at the exchange rates prevailing at the balance sheet date. Exchange differences arising from the translation of the results of foreign subsidiaries and their opening net assets are recognised as a separate component of equity.

 

Segment reporting

Operating segments are reported in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the chief operating decision maker. The chief operating decision maker has been identified as the Board of Directors.

 

Financial instruments

Financial instruments are classified and accounted for, according to the substance of the contractual arrangement, as either financial assets, financial liabilities or equity instruments. An equity instrument is any contract that evidences a residual interest in the assets of the company after deducting all of its liabilities.

 

Financial assets

The Group's loans and receivables comprise trade and other receivables and cash and cash equivalents in the consolidated statement of financial position. Trade receivables are stated at their nominal value and an impairment provision will be recognised if there is evidence that the amount is irrecoverable and will be shown in administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income. Cash and cash equivalents includes cash in hand, deposits held at call with banks.

 

Share capital

Financial instruments issued by the Group are classified as equity only to the extent that they do not meet the definition of a financial liability or financial asset. The Group's ordinary shares are classified as equity instruments and are recorded at the proceeds received, net of direct issue costs.

 

Financial liabilities

The Group classifies its financial liabilities into one of two categories, depending on the purpose for which it was acquired. The Group's accounting policy for each category is as follows:

 

Fair value through profit or loss

This category comprises only contingent consideration. They are carried in the statement of financial position at fair values with changes in fair value recognised in the consolidated income statement.

 

Other financial liabilities

Other financial liabilities include trade payables and other short-term monetary liabilities, which are initially recognised at fair value and subsequently carried at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method.

 

Fair value measurement hierarchy

IFRS 7 requires certain disclosures which require the classification of financial assets and financial liabilities measured at fair value to reflect the significance of the inputs used in making the fair value measurement. The fair value hierarchy has the following levels:

(a)   Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1)

(b)   Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (i.e. as prices) or indirectly (i.e. derived from prices) (Level 2); and

(c)   Inputs from the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (Level 3)

The level in the fair value hierarchy within which the financial asset or financial liability is categorised is determined on the basis of the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement. Financial assets and financial liabilities are classified in their entirety into only one of the three levels.

 

Share based payments

The fair value of employee options granted is charged to the consolidated statement of comprehensive income with a corresponding increase in equity. The fair value is measured at grant date and spread over the period during which the employees become unconditionally entitled to the options. The fair value of the options granted is measured using the Black Scholes pricing model, taking into account the terms and conditions upon which the options were granted.

 

Leases

Assets obtained under hire purchase contracts and finance leases are capitalised as tangible assets and depreciated over the shorter of the lease term and their useful lives. Obligations under such agreements are included in payables net of the finance charge allocated to future periods. The finance element of the rental payment is charged to the consolidated statement of comprehensive income so as to produce a constant periodic rate of charge on the net obligation outstanding in each period. Rentals payable under operating leases are charged against income on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

 

Property plant and equipment

Items of property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less depreciation. Depreciation is provided at annual rates calculated to write off the cost less estimated residual value of each asset over its expected useful life, as follows:

 

IT hardware                                                                 20% - 33.3% both reducing balance and straight line

Furniture and fittings                                                 20% - 33.3% reducing balance

 

Investment in subsidiaries

Fixed asset investments in the Parent Company are shown at cost less any provision for impairment as necessary.

 

Research and Development

Research expenditure is written off to the consolidated statement of comprehensive income in the year in which the expenditure occurs. Development expenditure is treated in the same way unless the directors are satisfied as to the technical, commercial and financial viability of individual projects, there is an intention to complete and sell the product and the costs can be easily measurable. In this situation, the expenditure is capitalised and amortised expense is included in administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income over the years during which the Group is to benefit.

 

Intangible assets

Intangible assets are recognised on business combinations if they are separable from the acquired entity or give rise to other contractual / legal rights. The amounts ascribed to such intangibles are arrived at by using appropriate valuation techniques (see section related to critical estimates and judgements below).

 

The significant intangibles recognised by the Group, their estimated useful economic lives and the methods used to determine the cost of intangibles acquired in business combinations are as follows:

 

Intangible asset                                        Estimated UEL                      Valuation method

Customer relationships                             5-7 years                               Estimated discounted cash flow

 

Deferred Taxation

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognised where the carrying amount of an asset or liability in the consolidated statement of financial position differs from its tax base, except for differences arising on:

·      the initial recognition of goodwill;

·      the initial recognition of an asset or liability in a transaction which is not a business combination and at the time of the transaction affects neither accounting or taxable profit; and

·      investments in subsidiaries and jointly controlled entities where the Group is able to control the timing of the reversal of the difference and it is probable that the difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future.

 

Recognition of deferred tax assets is restricted to those instances where it is highly probable that relief against taxable profit will be available.

 

The amount of the asset or liability is determined using tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the reporting date and are expected to apply when the deferred tax liabilities/(assets) are settled/(recovered).

 

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset when the Group has a legally enforceable right to offset current tax assets and liabilities and the deferred tax assets and liabilities relate to taxes levied by the same tax authority on either:

·      the same taxable Group company; or

·      different Group entities which intend either to settle current tax assets and liabilities on a net basis, or to realise the assets and settle the liabilities simultaneously, in each future period in which significant amounts of deferred tax assets or liabilities are expected to be settled or recovered.

 

Deferred tax liabilities are recognised on intangible assets and other temporary differences recognised in business combinations.

 

2   Significant accounting estimates and judgements

The preparation of this financial information requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported for assets and liabilities at the period end date and the amounts reported for revenues and expenses during each period. However, the nature of estimation means that actual outcomes could differ from those estimates. The key sources of estimation that have a significant impact on the carrying value of assets and liabilities are discussed below.

 

Impairment of goodwill and other intangibles

The Group tests goodwill for impairment on an annual basis in line with the accounting policy noted above. This involves judgement regarding the future development of the business and the estimation of the level of future profitability and cash flows to support the carrying value of goodwill. An impairment review has been performed at the reporting date and no impairment has been identified. More details including carrying values are included in note 13.

 

Impairment of other assets

The Group reviews the carrying value of all other assets for indications of impairment at each period end. If indicators of impairment exist, the carrying value of the asset is subject to further testing to determine whether its carrying value exceeds its recoverable amount.

 

Valuation of intangibles acquired in business combinations

Determining the fair value of customer relationships acquired in business combinations requires estimation of the value of the cash flows related to those relationships and a suitable discount rate in order to calculate the present value. More details including carrying values are included in note 13.

 

Valuation of contingent consideration

When valuing the contingent consideration still payable on acquisitions, the Group considers various factors including the performance of the acquired entity since acquisition together with its expected performance to the end of the earn-out period. Following the adoption of IFRS 3 (revised) - Business Combinations, contingent consideration is recognised at, and carried thereafter at, fair value. All changes in fair value (other than measurement period adjustments) are reflected in the income statement.

 

Useful economic lives of intangible assets

Intangible assets are amortised over their useful economic lives. Useful lives are based on management's estimates of the period over which the assets will generate revenue, which are periodically reviewed for continued appropriateness. Changes to estimates can result in changes in the carrying values and hence amounts charged to the income statement in particular periods which could be significant.

 

3      Financial instruments - risk management

 

The Group's financial instruments comprise cash and liquid resources and various items such as trade receivables and trade payables that arise directly from its operations. There have been no substantive changes in the Group's objectives, policies and processes for managing those risks or the methods used to measure them from previous periods. The Group's objective is to ensure adequate funding for continued growth and expansion.

 

All the Group's financial instruments are carried at amortised cost with the exception of contingent consideration.  There is no material difference between the carrying and fair value of its financial instruments, in the current or prior year, due to the instruments bearing interest at fixed rates or being of short term nature.

 

A summary of financial instruments held by category is shown below:

 

Group

Company

Financial assets

2017

2016

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Loans and receivables

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

3,473

513

2,077

11

Trade receivables

902

306

-

-

Total financial assets

      4,375

      819

2,077

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group

Company

Financial liabilities

2017

2016

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

At amortised cost

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

1,409

563

134

71

Loans and other borrowings

407

105

-

-

At fair value

1,816

668

134

71

Contingent consideration

690

435

690

435

Total financial liabilities

      2,506

      1,103

         824

         506

 

Per the fair value hierarchy classifications under IFRS 7 Financial Instruments the contingent consideration due on acquisitions shown above are considered to be level 3 financial liabilities as there are no observable inputs for valuation.

 

Group

Company

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

Contingent consideration

 

 

 

 

At 1 April 2015

 

1,225

 

1,225

Settled during the year

 

(520)

 

(520)

Notional interest charged

 

132

 

132

Fair value adjustment through Income Statement

 

(402)

 

(402)

At acquisition

 

435

 

435

At 31 March 2016

 

435

 

435

Settled during the year

 

(666)

 

(666)

Notional interest charged

 

116

 

116

Fair value adjustment through Income Statement

 

184

 

184

At Acquisition

 

621

 

621

At 31 March 2017

 

690

 

690

 

The fair value adjustment related to the change in fair value calculation of the contingent consideration payable on the Q4Ex acquisition.

 

Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk arises from the Group's management of working capital and the finance charges and principal repayments on its debt instruments. It is the risk that the Group will encounter difficulty in meeting its financial obligations as they fall due.

 

The Group's policy is to prepare periodic working capital forecasts, allowing an assessment of the cash requirements of the Group and Company, to manage liquidity risk. Cash resources are managed in accordance with planned expenditure forecasts and the directors have regard to the maintenance of sufficient cash resources to fund the Group and Company's immediate operating requirements and capital expenditure.

 

The following table sets out the contractual maturities (representing undiscounted contractual cash-flows) of financial liabilities:

Group

Up to 3 months

Between
3 and 12
months

Between
1 and 2
years

Between
2 and 5
years

Over
5 years

At 31st March 2016

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Trade and other payables

563

-

-

-

-

Contingent consideration

-

-

435

-

-

Loans and borrowings

28

188

91

-

-

 

591

188

526

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group

Up to 3 months

Between
3 and 12
months

Between
1 and 2
years

Between
2 and 5
years

Over
5 years

At 31st March 2017

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Trade and other payables

1,409

-

-

-

-

Contingent consideration

-

-

690

-

-

Loans and borrowings

56

167

136

48

-

 

1,465

167

826

48

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company

Up to 3 months

Between
3 and 12
months

Between
1 and 2
years

Between
2 and 5
years

Over
5 years

At 31st March 2016

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Trade and other payables

71

-

-

-

-

Contingent consideration

-

-

435

-

-

Loans and borrowings

-

-

-

-

-

 

71

-

435

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Company

Up to 3 months

Between
3 and 12
months

Between
1 and 2
years

Between
2 and 5
years

Over
5 years

At 31st March 2017

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Trade and other payables

134

-

-

-

-

Contingent consideration

-

-

690

-

-

Loans and borrowings

-

-

-

-

-

 

134

-

690

-

-

 

 

Interest rate risk

The Group seeks to minimise exposure to interest rate risk by borrowing at fixed interest rates.

 

Credit risk

The Group generally gives 30 day credit terms on its continuing business and provides against doubtful debts only when recoverability is considered to be at risk. For cash and cash equivalents, the Group only uses recognised banks with high credit ratings.

 

 

Capital Disclosures

The Group monitors "adjusted capital" which comprises all components of equity (i.e. share capital, share premium and retained earnings).

 

The Group's objective when maintaining capital are:

·      to safeguard the entity's ability to continue as a going concern, so that it can provide returns for shareholders in future periods and benefits for other stakeholders, and

·      to provide an adequate return to shareholders by pricing products and services commensurately with the level of risk.

The Group sets the amount of capital it requires in proportion to risk. The Group manages its capital structure and makes adjustments to it in the light of changes in economic conditions and the risk characteristics of the underlying assets.

 

4      Segmental analysis

The chief operating decision maker for the Group is the Board of Directors. The Group reports in three segments:

 

·      SME Mass Market - this segment provides a range of VPS, shared hosting, email and domain registration services to individuals and SME's. This business was divested during the year.

·      Managed Services - this segment provides all forms of managed services to customers. This segment was created on the acquisition of Netplan in November 2013 and has been further expanded with the acquisition of Q4Ex Ltd and System Professional Ltd. This segment was previously referred to as Managed Hosting..

·      Value Added Resale (VAR) of products/services - this segment provides all forms of VAR sales where the business is acting as a reseller. This segment was created following the acquisition of System Professional Ltd

Information regarding the operation of the reportable segments is included below. The performance of each operating segment is based on revenue and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) before any allocation of Group overheads, share based payments, fair value adjustments or acquisition costs, as the Board believe this is the best measure for performance. The Groups Adjusted EBITDA has been calculated after deducting Group overheads which include the cost of the Board, Group marketing, legal and professional fees, share based payments, fair value adjustments and acquisition costs.

 

Assets and liabilities are not reviewed on a segmental basis. All segments are continuing operations. The accounting policies of the operating segments are the same as those described in the summary of significant accounting policies. Transactions between segments are accounted for using an arm's length commercial basis.

 

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

Revenue by operating segment

£'000

%

£'000

%

SME Mass Market (discontinued)

700

9%

2,249

47%

Managed Services

5,400

69%

            2,515

53%

Value added resale (VAR)

1,765

22%

-

-

 

7,865

100%

4,764

100%

 

 

 

 

 

No individual customer accounts for more than 10% of the Group's revenue.

 

The Group operates out of the UK and sells services to the following geographical locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

 

£'000

%

£'000

%

 

 

 

 

 

UK

 

7,267

92%

3,792

80%

Rest of World

598

8%

972

20%

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,865

 100%

4,764

 100%

 

 

2017

2016

 

EBITDA before acquisition costs and share based payments

Depreciation and amortisation

Profit (loss) before tax

EBITDA before acquisition costs and share based payments

Depreciation and amortisation

Profit (loss) before tax)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SME Mass Market - discontinued         

193

(45)

148

558

(164)

394

Managed Services

Value Added Resale (VAR)

 

905

 

468

 

(635)

 

-

 

270

 

468

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,566

(680)

886

1,300

(599)

701

Group overheads

(737)

(15)

(771)

(635)

(12)

(646)

Acquisition costs

-

-

(804)

-

-

(34)

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

8

Fair value adjustment

-

-

(300)

-

-

270

Group interest

-

-

(27)

-

-

(51)

Profit on sale of SME

 -

1,336 

 

 

 

 

829

(695)

320

666

(611)

248

 

 

 

5      Operating loss

 

 

 

2017

2016

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

Operating loss is after charging the following:

 

Auditor's remuneration:

 

 

 

Group:

Audit

36

31

 

 

Taxation - compliance

4

4

 

 

Corporate finance

75

-

 

 

Other advisory

1

1

 

Company:

Audit

4

4

Depreciation of tangible fixed assets:

 

 

 

Owned

 

189

134

 

Held under finance leases

135

107

Amortisation of Intangible assets

326

205

Share based payments

-

(8)

Rentals payable under operating leases

89

81

Acquisition and integration costs

791

34

 

6      Finance expense

 

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Interest payable on finance leases

27

32

Interest payable on loan notes

-

12

 

27

44

 

7      Staff numbers and costs

The average number of full time persons employed by the Group, including executive Directors during the year was:

 

 

2017

2016

Research and Development

6

4

Technical Support

37

20

Sales and Marketing

5

1

Executive and Administration

8

6

 

56

31

 

The aggregate payroll costs including executive Directors but excluding  Non-Executive Director service fees were as follows:

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Wages and salaries

3,278

1,387

Social security costs

289

156

Benefits in kind

24

6

Pension benefits accrued

31

23

Share based payment credit

-

(8)

 

3,622

1,564

 

Total staff costs for the company are £339,599 (2016: £328,376). Average staff numbers for the year for the company are 5.

 

Directors and Key Management Personnel

 

Key management personnel are those persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the Group, they are also the Directors of the Company listed on page13.

 

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Fees and salaries

395

287

Social security costs

27

156

Benefits in kind

3

3

Pension

12

23

Share based payment expense

-

8

 

437

290

 

The emoluments of the highest paid director Julie Joyce were £126,000 (2016: Christopher Evans £96,000).

 

The Group does not operate a defined benefits pension scheme and executive Directors who are entitled to receive pension contributions may nominate a defined contribution scheme into which the Company makes pension contributions.

 

The fees relating to Non-Executive Directors are in some cases payable to third parties in connection with the provision of their services.

 

8      Acquisition and restructuring costs

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Professional fees on acquisition of System Professional Ltd

414

4

Professional fees on aborted transaction

38

30

Integration and restructuring of continuing business*

339

-

 

791

34

 

*Integration and restructuring costs relate to closing and relocating offices/teams, streamlining operations and establishing single front and back office IT platforms/systems.  This includes costs of £161k in relation to the use of internal management and technical staff resources to deliver the changes.

 

9      Share based payments and warrants

 

The Company has granted a number of EMI options. The Directors have the discretion to grant options to subscribe for ordinary shares up to a maximum of 10 per cent of the Company's issued share capital. Options can be granted to any employee of the Group. There are no performance criteria associated with the options. The weighted average exercise price is 50.97p per share.

 

Rights to options over ordinary shares of the Company are summarised as follows:

 

 

 

 

No. of Ordinary Shares

Grant date

Exercise period

Exercise price

At 31 March 2016

Granted

Lapsed

At 31 March 2017

24-Aug-07

 

31 July 2007 to 30 July 2017

 

28p

 

89,286

 

-

 

-

 

89,286

 

19-Dec-12

 

19 Dec 2012 to 18 Dec 2022

 

40p

 

2,175,000

-

-

2,175,000

12-Dec-13

 

12 Dec 2013 to 11 Dec 2023

 

60p

 

625,000

-

-

625,000

02-Mar-15

02 Mar 2015 to 01 Mar 2025

62.8p

100,000

-

-

100,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14-Aug-15

14 Aug 2015 to 13 Aug 2025

68p

1,000,000

-

-

1,000,000

21-Feb-16

 

 

15-Aug-16

 

 

13-Sep-16

21 Feb 2016 to

 20 Feb 2026

 

15 Aug 2018 to 14 Aug 2026

 

13 Sep 2018 to 12 Sep 2026

55.2p

 

 

60.5p

 

 

60.5p

475,000

 

 

-

 

 

-

 -

 

 

125,000

 

 

5,000

 

 

 -

 


(125,000)

 

 

-

 

475,000

 

 

-

 

 

5,000

 

 

 

4,464,286

130,000

(125,000)

4,469,286

 

 

The options have been valued, using the Black Scholes method, using the following assumptions:

 

 

Number of instruments granted

89,286

4,025,000

1,900,000

300,000

 

Grant date

23-Mar-09

19-Dec-12

12-Dec-13

12-Feb-15

 

Expiry date

30-Jul-17

18-Dec-22

11-Dec-23

11-Feb-25

 

Contract term (years)

8.2

10

10

10

 

Exercise price

287p

40p

60p

62.8p

 

Share price at granting

200p

100p

85p

62p

 

Annual risk free rate (%)

5%

0.5%

0.5%

0.5%

 

Annual expected dividend yield (%)

0%

0%

0%

0%

 

Volatility (%)

50%

40%

90%

40%

 

Fair value per grant instrument

18.4p

54.4p

74.46p

32p

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of instruments granted

1,000,000

475,000

5,000

 

Grant date

14-Aug-15

21-Feb-16

13-Sep-16

 

Expiry date

13-Aug-25

20-Feb-26

12-Sep-26

 

Contract term (years)

10

10

10

 

Exercise price

68pp

55.2p

60.5p

 

Share price at granting

68p

70.8p

60.5p

 

Annual risk free rate (%)

0.5%

0.5%

0.5%

 

Annual expected dividend yield (%)

0%

0%

0%

 

Volatility (%)

90%

55%

55%

 

Fair value per grant instrument

57.6p

47.6p

52.17p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The inputs to the share valuation model utilised at the grant of option is shown in the tables above. Management has determined volatility using their knowledge of the business.

 

                 

 

At 31 March 2017 there were 140,000 outstanding warrants to subscribe for the ordinary share capital of the Company as follows:

 

 

 

No. of Warrants and Exercise price

Grant date

Expiry Date

200p

Total

09.01.12

08.01.22

140,000

140,000

 

 

The fair value of the convertible loan warrants has been calculated at 0.36p based on the following assumptions - share price at granting 50p, annual risk free rate 0.5%, and volatility 20%. No provision has been made for the convertible loan note warrants in shared based payments.

 

10   Acquisitions

There has been one acquisition during the period.  The Board strategically expect acquisitions to be a common component of growth in the future.

 

Acquisitions made during the year to 31 March 2017 were:

 

System Professional Ltd

 

The Group acquired 100% of the share capital of System Professional Ltd (Sys-Pro) on 4 July 2016. Sys-Pro provides managed services, cloud hosting, value added resale services, and IT consultancy support.

 

During the year to 31 March 2017 the Group incurred £414,000 of costs in relation to this acquisition. These costs are included in administrative expenses in the Group's consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the year ended 31 March 2017.

 

The amount of identifiable net assets assumed at the acquisition date is shown below:

 

 

 

 

Fair Values

Recognised amounts of net assets acquired and liabilities assumed

£'000

Cash and cash equivalents

289

Trade and other receivables

589

Property, plant and equipment

96

Stock and work in progress

69

Intangible assets

948

Trade and other payables

(579)

Current income tax liability

(383)

Deferred tax liability

(203)

Identifiable net assets

826

Goodwill

3,844

Total consideration

4,670

 

 

Satisfied by:

 

Cash consideration - paid on acquisition

                    3,464

Consideration - new ordinary shares issued at 60p per share

                      585

Contingent consideration

                      621

Total consideration

4,670

 

 

The fair value of acquired customer relationships intangible asset has been estimated using a discounted cashflow method, based on the estimated level of profit to be generated from them. A post tax discount rate of 19% was used in the valuation. Customer relationships are being amortised over an estimated useful life of 5 years. The acquisition of Sys-Pro included a contingent consideration which is payable 85% in cash and 15% in shares at 60p (resulting in the issue of 975,000 consideration shares in respect of the 15%). The contingent consideration payable is based on delivering certain performance criteria and is capped at £1.865m. The earn out period is to 31 March 2018 (unless achieved in 31 March 2017). If EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) of less than £714k in the year ended 31 March 2018 then no consideration is payable, there is a ratchet mechanism and a set of ranges. Achieving the maximum potential consideration would require Sys-Pro to deliver £1.3m or more of EBIT for the respective full financial year.

                                              

Since the acquisition date to 31 March 2017, System Professional Limited has contributed £4,058,000 to Group revenue and £159,000 to Group EBITDA. Had the acquisition taken place on 1 April 2016, the contribution to Group revenue would have been £5,208,639 and £911,283 to Group EBITDA.

 

11   Earnings per share

 

 

2017

2016

Profit  for the financial year attributable to shareholders

£378,000

£248,000

Weighted number of equity shares used in basic EPS

19,805,397

12,076,486

Weighted number of equity shares used in diluted EPS

20,164,861

12,076,486

Basic earnings (loss) per share

£0.0190

£0.0205

Diluted loss per share

£0.0187

£0.0205

 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year, excluding treasury shares which are treated as cancelled.

 

For diluted earnings per share, the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year is adjusted to include the weighted average number of ordinary shares that would be issued on the conversion of all the dilutive potential ordinary shares (from share options) into ordinary shares.

 

12   Taxation

 

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

Current tax charge

65

31

 

 

 

 

Temporary differences

(123)

(85)

 

 

Total tax credit

(58)

(54)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit (loss) on ordinary activities before taxation

319

248

 

 

 

 

Profit (loss) on ordinary activities before taxation multiplied by the Standard rate of UK corporation tax of 20% (2016:20%)

65

34

 

 

 

 

Tax losses

-

(3)

Deferred tax movements

(123)

(85)

 

 

 

Total tax credit

(58)

(54)

 

The Group recognised deferred tax assets and liabilities as follows:

 

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

Deferred tax on customer relationships

(242)

(267)

(123)

25

 

 

 

Deferred tax (liability)

(365)

(242)

 

Recognition of deferred tax assets is restricted to those instances where it is highly probable that relief against taxable profit will be available.

 

 

The movement in the deferred tax account during the year was:

 

Capital allowances timing differences

Customer relationships

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance at 1 April 2016

25

(267)

(242)

Credited to statement of comprehensive income

(25)

(98)

(123)

 Balance at 31 March 2017

-

(365)

(365)

 

 

13   Intangible assets

 

 

Website

cost

Development

Software

Customer

Positive

 

Group

 

Cost

licences

relationships

goodwill

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 April 2015

197

232

7

1,914

4,454

6,810

Additions

 

-

54

-

-

54

Acquired from acquisition

 

-

-

-

-

-

Disposals

 

-

-

-

-

-

At 31 March 2016

197

232

61

1,914

4,454

6,858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 April 2016

197

232

61

1,914

4,454

6,661

Acquired from acquisitions

 

-

-

948

3,844

4,792

Additions

 

 

11

 

 

11

Disposals

 

(232)

-

(479)

(678)

(1,389)

At 31 March 2017

197

-

72

2,383

7,620

10,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated amortisation and impairment

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 April 2015

169

232

1

354

-

587

On disposals

 

-

-

-

-

-

Charge for the year

11

-

7

301

-

308

At 31 March 2016

180

232

8

655

-

895

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 April 2016

180

232

8

655

-

895

On disposals

 

(232)

-

(479)

-

(711)

Charge for the year

11

-

22

638

-

660

At 31 March 2017

191

-

30

814

-

844

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 March 2016

17

                  -

                 53

           1,259

           4,454

           5,963

At 31 March 2017

6

                  -

42

1,569

7,440

9,428

               

 

The Company held no Intangible assets at 31 March 2017 or 31 March 2016.

 

All amortisation and impairment charges are included in the depreciation, amortisation and impairment of non-financial assets classification, which is disclosed as administrative expenses in the statement of comprehensive income.

 

During the year, goodwill was reviewed for impairment in accordance with IAS 36 "Impairment of Assets". No impairment charges arose as a result of this review.

 

The recoverable amount is determined based on a discounted cash flow basis and is allocated to individual cash generating units. The calculation uses pre-tax cash flow projections based on financial budgets approved by the Board covering a two year period. Cash flows beyond the two year period are extrapolated using the estimated growth rates stated below. The growth rates and margins used to estimate future performance are based on past performance and the experience of growth rates.

 

The carrying value of each CGU is as follows:

 

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

SME Mass Market (divested in year)

-

620

Netplan

5,348

4,977

System Professional

4,585

-

 

9,932

5,597

 

 

The assumptions used for the impairment reviews are as follows

 

 

System

Professional

Netplan

Discount rate

19%

19%

Growth rate year 2 to year 5

10%

10%

Terminal growth rate

5%

5%

 

 

 

Forecast period for which cashflows are estimated

2 years

2 years

 

The Group had no contractual liability for development costs at 31st March 2017. As a result of the impairment testing carried out on the basis of these estimates and assumptions, no impairment provisions are required.

 

The recoverable amount for the Netplan and System Professional businesses exceeds the carrying value of the total net assets by £2.8m. A 1% increase in the discount rate would reduce the recoverable amount by approximately £0.5m. A 4% reduction in the growth rate would reduce the recoverable amount by approximately £0.27m."

 

14   Property Plant and Equipment

 

Furniture

 

 

and

 

Group

equipment

Total

 

£,000

£,000

Cost

 

 

At 1 April 2015

1,341

1,341

Additions

161

161

Acquisition of subsidiary

-

-

Disposals

(11)

(11)

At 31 March 2016

1,491

1,491

 

 

 

At 1 April 2016

1,491

1,491

Additions

571

571

Acquisition of subsidiary

96

96

Disposals

(737)

(737)

At 31 March 2017

1,421

1,421

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 April 2015

749

749

Charge for the year

294

294

On disposal

(2)

(2)

At 31 March 2016

1,041

1,041

 

 

 

At 1 April 2016

1,041

1,041

Charge for the year

337

337

On disposal

(624)

(624)

At 31 March 2017

754

754

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

At 31 March 2015

592

592

 

 

 

At 31 March 2016

450

450

 

 

 

At 31 March 2017

666

666

 

Included in the net book value of £666,000 (2016: £450,000) are assets held under finance leases with a NBV of £340,291 (2016: £151,000).

 

The depreciation for the year on these assets was £135,000 (2016 £77,000).

 

 

Furniture

 

 

and

 

Company

equipment

Total

 

£'000

£'000

Cost

 

 

At 1 April 2015

3

3

Additions

42

42

Disposals

-

-

At 31 March 2016

45

45

 

 

 

At 1 April 2016

45

45

Additions

36

36

Disposals

-

-

At 31 March 2017

81

81

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 April 2015

 

 

On disposal

-

-

Charge for the year

12

12

At 31 March 2016

12

12

 

 

 

At 1 April 2016

12

12

On disposal

-

-

Charge for the year

13

13

At 31 March 2017

25

25

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

At 31 March 2015

3

3

At 31 March 2016

33

33

At 31 March 2017

56

56

 

The Company held no finance leases at 31 March 2017 or 31 March 2016.

 

 

15   Investments

                                                                

 

Company

Company

 

2017

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Investment in Subsidiaries

 

 

At 1 April 2016

6,576

6,576

Additions

4,952

-

Impairment following disposals

(1,099)

-

Cost 31 March 2017

10,429

6,576

 

 

 

The Company's subsidiary undertakings all of which are wholly owned (unless otherwise stated) and included in the consolidated accounts are:

 

 

 

Undertaking

Registration

Principal activity

System Professional Ltd

England

Managed Services

Netplan Internet Solutions Limited

England

Managed Services

Netplan LLC*

USA

Managed Services

SysGroup (DIS) Ltd

England

Managed Services

SysGroup (NH) Ltd

England

Managed Services

Project Clover Ltd

England

Managed Services

SysGroup (EH) Ltd

 

England

 

Managed Services

 

 

*Netplan LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Netplan Internet Solutions Ltd

 

The recoverable amounts have been determined from discounted cash flow calculations based on cash flow projections from approved budgets covering a one-year period to 31 March 2018. The major assumptions can be found in note 13. The impairment charge above relates to the disposal of the SME segment during the period.

 

SysGroup (NH) Limited (Company Number 03963376), SysGroup (EH) Limited (Company Number 05814619), SysGroup (DIS) Ltd (Company number 05743110), Project Clover Ltd (Company number 08995906) are taking advantage of the exemption from audit under section 479a of the Companies Act 2006 following the guarantee provided by SysGroup plc under section 479C of the companies Act 2006.

 

The registered office of all subsidiaries is the same as the registered office of the parent company..

 

16   Trade and other receivables

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Amounts due within one year:

 

 

 

 

Trade debtors

902

-

306

-

Other debtors

-

-

-

-

Amounts owed by subsidiary undertakings

-

-

-

-

Prepayments and accrued income

409

100

292

34

 Total Debtors

1,311

100

598

34

 

The Group is not exposed to any significant credit risk from trade receivables. There are no unimpaired trade receivables which are past due at 31 March 2017

 

17   Trade and other payables

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

 Amounts falling due within one year

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Trade payables

590

36

367

35

Corporation tax

106

-

62

-

Other payables

-

-

-

-

Accruals

653

98

134

36

Total financial liabilities, excluding loans and borrowings measured at amortised cost

1,349

134

563

71

Other taxes and social security costs

322

17

155

-

Deferred Income

465

-

707

-

 

         2,136

151

         1,425

71

 

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

 

2017

2016

2016

Contingent consideration due on acquisitions

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Q4Ex Ltd

-

-

435

435

System Professional

690

690

-

-

 

 

The fair value of contingent consideration was based on the present value of cash flows and the market value of the shares to be issued.

 

To the extent trade payables and other payables are not carried at fair value in the consolidated balance sheet, book value approximates to fair value at 31 March 2017 and 31 March 2016.

 

Maturity of the financial liabilities, excluding loans and borrowings, classified as financial liabilities measured at amortised cost is shown in note 3.

 

 

18 Loans and borrowings

 

The book value and fair value of loans and borrowings are as follows:

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

Non-Current

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Finance lease creditor

184

-

91

-

 

184

-

91

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

Current

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Convertible loan

-

-

-

-

Other loan

-

-

105

-

Finance lease creditor

223

-

111

-

 

223

-

216

-

 

 

19   Leases

 

Group finance leases

Future lease payments are due as follows:

Minimum lease payments

Interest

Present value

 

2016

2016

2016

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Not later than one year

126

15

111

Later than one year and not later than 5 years

97

6

91

Later than 5 years

-

-

-

 

223

21

202

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum lease payments

Interest

Present value

 

2017

2017

2017

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Not later than one year

223

12

211

Later than one year and not later than 5 years

184

5

179

Later than 5 years

-

-

-

 

407

17

390

 

The Company has no finance leases.

 

 

Group operating leases

The total future value of minimum lease payments is due as follows:

 

Leasehold Property

Other

Leasehold Property

Other

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Within one year

109

-

60

-

Within two to five years

364

-

131

-

After five years

13

-

35

-

 

486

-

226

-

 

Company operating leases

 

 

Leasehold Property

Other

Leasehold Property

Other

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Within one year

13

-

13

-

Within two to five years

52

-

65

-

After five years

-

-

-

-

 

65

-

78

-

 

 

 

20   Contingent liabilities

 

There are no contingent liabilities at the year-end for either the group or company.

 

21   Related party transactions

 

Details of Directors' remuneration are given in the Directors' Remuneration Report. Other related party transactions are as follows:

 

 

 

Transaction value

Balance due to Related Party

 

 

2017

2016

2017

2016

Related party relationship

Type of Transaction

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directors

Use of personal credit cards to pay online suppliers and

-

450

-

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Companies in which directors or their immediate family have a significant / controlling interest

Provision of management services and website design

13

58

-

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22  SHARE CAPITAL AND CAPITAL RESTRUCTURING

 

 

 

 

Group

Company

Group

Company

 

2017

2017

2016

2016

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Allotted, called up and fully paid

 

 

 

 

At start of year 510,379,335 Ordinary shares of 0.5p each, consolidated to 12,759,484 shares of 20pence and later reduced by capital reduction to 1p 1

2,552

2,552

2,399

2,399

Issued during the year 10,344,414 Ordinary shares of 20p

2,068

2,068

153

153

At end of year 23,103,898 Ordinary shares of 1p

4,620

4,620

          2,552

           2,552

 

(1)   Following a 1 for 40 share consolidation each block of 40 shares with a nominal value of 0.5p share became one single share of 20 pence, then following a capital reduction became 1p (one pence), this is further set-out in the note below.

On 15 June 2016 the Group announced the proposed acquisition of Sys-Pro and a placing of 8,333,334 New Ordinary Shares at 60 pence per share to raise £5.0 million gross.  The Group also announced a share consolidation and a capital reduction.

 

As at the date of that announcement, the Company had 510,379,335 existing Ordinary Shares in issue and the mid-market price of each existing Ordinary Share as at the close of business on 14 June 2016 was £0.0165 (1.65 pence). The Directors considered that the share consolidation was necessary in order to increase the marketability of the Company's shares through the creation of a higher price per share.

 

Shareholder approval was granted at the General Meeting ("GM") held on 5 July 2016 with 40 existing ordinary shares becoming one new ordinary share

 

The Share Consolidation reduced the number of existing ordinary shares in issue from 510,379,360 (after the issue to the company secretary of an additional 25 existing ordinary shares for the purpose of effecting the share consolidation, given that the number of existing ordinary shares in issue is not divisible by 40) to new ordinary shares 12,759,484 and increased the nominal value of the Company's shares from £0.005 (0.5 pence) to £0.20 (20 pence).

 

The nominal share capital of each new ordinary share was then reduced to £0.01 (1 penny), following a court sanctioned capital reduction.  This capital reduction was approved at the same GM and became effective following the registration of the court order with Companies House on 4 August 2016.

 

The Capital Reduction, as approved by the Court, created realised profits of £9,583k which was applied in eliminating the accumulated deficit on the Company's profit and loss account.

 

The Group now has distributable reserves and so is in a position to pay a dividend in the future if appropriate.

 

When appropriate a progressive dividend policy will be adopted.

 

 

23.  DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

Discontinued operations relate to the SME Mass Market business. The trade and assets of this business were disposed of on 22 July 2016 for a total cash consideration of £2,735,727 (less an initial amount of £465,519 in respect of advance receipts/payments).  The sale will enable SysGroup to focus its strategy on creating longer term Managed Services relationships with larger customers who in the most part contract for a three-year period.

 

The following table summarises the results of the SME Mass Market segment included in discontinued operations in the Consolidated statement of income:

 

 

Year

Year

 

to

to

 

31 Mar 2017

31 Mar 2016

Sales

700

2,249

Costs and expenses

(566)

(1,887)

Profit on sale

1,336

-

Profit before tax

1,470

362

Taxation

38

13

Profit attributable to the shareholders of the company

1,508

375

 

 

 

 

Profit on disposal is calculated as the fair value of consideration received less the fair value of assets and liabilities disposed of.

 

Earnings per share for discontinued activities is £0.076

 

24. Post Balance Sheet Event

 

On 06 June 2017, the Group entered into a Deed of Variation with the Vendors of System Professional Ltd. In consideration of payment by SysGroup plc of £150,000 and various legal waivers to the Vendors of System Professional Ltd the earn-out was considered satisfied and the Group released from various "Sellers Protections" allowing for the business to be integrated at a faster rate and allowed for the exit of certain of the vendor management team and for other changes to be made within the business.

 

 


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