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Reconstruction Capital II Ltd
09 June 2017
 

09 June 2017

Reconstruction Capital II Limited (the "Company")

 

Annual Report and Audited Consolidated Financial Statements

for the year ended 31 December 2016

 

Reconstruction Capital II Limited ("RC2", the "Company" or the "Group"), a closed-end investment company incorporated in the Cayman Islands admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, today announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2016.

 

Copies of the Company's annual report will today be posted to shareholders.  The annual report is also available to view on the Company's website http://www.reconstructioncapital2.com.

 

Financial highlights

·     The audited net asset value as at 31 December 2016 was EUR0.3670 per share (EUR0.3736 per share as at 31 December 2015), a 1.75% decrease  over the year;

·     The Directors do not recommend the payment of a dividend.

 

Operational highlights

 

Private Equity Programme

 

In 2016, RC2 Cyprus Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of RC2, sold its investment in Albalact S.A., generating cash proceeds of EUR19.5m. The transaction was concluded on 20 September 2016 and generated a profit of EUR14.9m on the total cost of this investment. RC2 Cyprus Limited's holding in Albalact S.A. was valued at EUR12.3m at the end of 2015.

 

The investments held under the Private Equity Programme had a total fair value of EUR36.0m at the end of 2016, which was significantly less than the 2015 valuation of EUR44.4m, primarily due to the sale of the holding in Albalact S.A. RC2 received EUR2m of dividends in 2016 from its investment in Glasro Holdings Limited. RC2 did not make any new investments under its Private Equity Programme during 2016.

 

Trading Programme

 

RC2 Cyprus Limited sold down its residual listed equities portfolio held under the Trading Programme during the year, generating cash proceeds of EUR0.1m. At the end of the year, the portfolio was worth EUR0.1m compared to EUR0.2m at the end of the prior year. All the investments held under the Trading Programme were in Romanian equities.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Reconstruction Capital II Limited

Ion Florescu / Anca Moraru

Tel: +40 21 3167680

 

Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nominated Adviser)

Philip Secrett / Carolyn Sansom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

 

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (Broker)

Paul Fincham/Jonathan Becher

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7886 2500

 



 

ADVISER'S REPORT

For the year ended 31 December 2016

                                   

On 31 December 2016, Reconstruction Capital II Limited ("RC2") had a total audited net asset value ("NAV") of EUR54.2m or EUR0.3670 per share, a 1.75% decrease over the year on an undiluted basis and a 28.92% year-on-year increase on a fully diluted basis.

                                   

In 2016, EUR9.0m of convertible loan notes were converted into ordinary shares at the rate of 7.41 shares for every EUR1 of convertible loan notes, resulting in 62.6m new shares being issued. Having acquired 15.0m of its own shares during the course of 2016, at year end RC2 had 147.6m shares in issue, compared to 100m shares at the end of the prior year.                                 

 

Private Equity Programme                            

                                   

In 2016, RC2 Cyprus Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of RC2, sold its investment in Albalact S.A., generating cash proceeds of EUR19.5m. The transaction was concluded on 20 September 2016 and generated a profit of EUR14.9m on the total cost of this investment. RC2 Cyprus Limited's holding in Albalact S.A. was valued at EUR12.3m at the end of 2015.                                

                                   

The investments held under the Private Equity Programme had a total fair value of EUR36.0m at the end of 2016, which was significantly less than the 2015 valuation of EUR44.4m, primarily due to the sale of the holding in Albalact S.A. Following the annual independent valuation of its remaining private equity investments at 31 December 2016, RC2 Cyprus Limited recorded a gain on revaluation of EUR3.9m (2015: loss of EUR6.2m), as illustrated by the table below:

                                                                                                                              Valuations


      2016


              2015


      EUR


               EUR

Policolor S.A.

20,640,000


19,920,000

Top Factoring Group

11,284,423


9,026,716

Mamaia Resort Hotels SRL

4,049,921


3,194,735






36,004,344


32,141,451



RC2 received EUR2m of dividends in 2016 from its investment in Glasro Holdings Limited. RC2 did not make any new investments under its Private Equity Programme during 2016.

 

Trading Programme                          

                                   

RC2 Cyprus Limited sold down its residual listed equities portfolio held under the Trading Programme during the year, generating cash proceeds of EUR0.1m. At the end of the year, the portfolio was worth EUR0.1m compared to EUR0.2m at the end of the prior year. All the investments held under the Trading Programme were in Romanian equities.                                 

                                   

Economic Overview                          

                                   

Both the Romanian and Bulgarian economies reported increases in GDP during 2016 of 4.8% and 3.4% respectively, and are expected to continue to grow during 2017. Increased private consumption is expected to be the main driver for Romania's GDP growth in 2017 (forecast at 4.4% by the European Commission), whilst Bulgaria is expected to benefit from the positive effect of investments, as a number of big infrastructure projects are to be launched in 2017 (with GDP growth in 2017 forecast at 2.9% in the latest European Commission report).                        

 

Events after the Reporting Period                            

                                   

On 23 February 2017, RC2 held an Extraordinary General Meeting to increase its authorised share capital by 17,000,000 non-voting, transferrable B shares of EUR1 nominal value, redeemable at the option of RC2. On 24 February 2017, 16,997,375 B shares were issued as a bonus to existing ordinary shareholders, being one B share for each 8.685 ordinary shares in issue, and all such B shares were redeemed during March and April 2017, with RC2 thereby returning EUR17m to its shareholders, being the bulk of the Albalact S.A. disposal proceeds.

 

On 19 April 2017, RC2 Cyprus Limited completed the disposal of its 93% interest in Top Factoring SRL, and Glasro Holdings Limited disposed of the whole of its non-performing loan book for a total cash consideration of approximately EUR13.1m.

 

A condition of the disposal was the acquisition by Glasro Holdings Limited of a 74.5% interest in Telecredit IFN SA ("Telecredit"), a Romanian non-banking financial institution that provides consumer loans, which is majority-owned by Cătălin Neagu, the founder and CEO of Top Factoring SRL. The cash consideration for the acquisition was EUR2.67m, and Glasro Holdings Limited also committed to making a EUR0.15m capital increase in Telecredit, bringing its total shareholding to 80%.           

                       

                                   

New Europe Capital SRL         



 

                       

INVESTMENT POLICY

 

Private Equity Programme

Under the Private Equity Programme, the Company takes significant or controlling stakes in companies operating primarily in Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria and neighbouring countries (the "Target Region"). The Company invests in investee companies where it believes New Europe Capital SRL (the "Adviser") can add value by implementing operational and/or financial restructuring over a 3 to 5 year horizon. The Company only makes an investment under the Private Equity Programme if its Adviser believes there is a clear exit strategy available, such as trade sale, break up and subsequent disposal of different divisions or assets, or flotation on a stock exchange.

 

Trading Programme

Under the Trading Programme, the Company aims to generate short and medium term returns by investing such portion of its assets as determined by the Directors from time to time in listed equities and fixed income securities, including convertible and other mezzanine instruments, issued by entities in the Target Region. The Trading Programme differs from the Private Equity Programme in the key respect that the Company will typically not take significant or controlling stakes in investee companies and will typically hold investments for shorter periods of time than investments made under the Private Equity Programme.

 

Value Creation

Under its Private Equity Programme, the Adviser is involved at board level in the investee entity to seek to implement operational and financial changes to enhance returns. As part of the Company's pre-acquisition due diligence, the Adviser seeks to identify specific actions that it believes will create value in the target investee post acquisition and, where appropriate, seek to work with third party professionals to develop, in combination with the proposed management team of the target, a value creation plan with clear and identifiable short and medium term targets. These plans are likely to address different parts of the business and are tailored to reflect the specific challenges of the relevant target investee. The Adviser believes that the investment strategies under the Private Equity and Trading Programme can achieve returns which are different than the returns of the relevant market indices.

 

Investing Restrictions and Cross-Holdings

The Directors and the Adviser have sought to ensure that the portfolio of investments is sufficiently diversified to spread the risks of those investments. The Investment Strategy does not restrict the Company from investing in other closed-ended funds operating in the Target Region. In line with the Company's investment policy, the Directors do not normally authorise any investment in a single investee that is greater than 20% of the Company's net asset value at the time of effecting the investment and in no circumstances will it approve an investment in a single investee that is greater than 25% of the Company's net asset value at the time of effecting the investment.

 

Change of Investment Objective and Policy of the Company

Following the annual general meeting of the Company on 14 December 2012, the investment objective and policy of the Company were amended such that no new investments will be made. Further investments into existing portfolio companies will be permitted in certain circumstances pending their realisation and, following each realisation, all proceeds will be returned to Shareholders after paying outstanding liabilities and setting aside a sufficient amount for working capital purposes.

 

Gearing

The Company may borrow up to a maximum level of 30% of its gross assets (as defined in its articles).

 

Distribution Policy

The Company's investment objective is focused principally on the provision of capital growth. For further details of the Company's distribution policy, please refer to the Admission Document on the Company's website.

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

For the year ended 31 December 2016

 

 


2016

2015

 


EUR


EUR

 

Revenue




 

Fair value gain/(loss) on financial assets at fair value




 

through profit or loss

4,699,325

(6,210,170)

 

Gain on disposal of investments

-

170,498

 

Interest income

5,854,313

5,954,844

 

Dividend income

2,000,000

1,700,000

 

Other income

11,347

29,232

 





 

Total revenue

12,564,985

1,644,404

 

Expenses




 

(1,230,810)

(1,035,750)

 

Financial expenses

(775,195)

(977,821)

 





 

Total expenses

(2,006,005)

(2,013,571)

 





 

Profit/(loss) from continuing operations

10,558,980

(369,167)

 

Loss for the year from discontinued operations

-

(69,349)

 





 

Profit/(loss) for the year

10,558,980

(438,516)

 

Other comprehensive income




 




 

Reclassification of foreign exchange differences to profit




 

or loss

-

26,245

 





 

Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the year

10,558,980

(412,271)

 

Profit/(loss) for the year attributable to:




 




 

10,558,980

(372,605)

 

- Owners of the Company

 

- Non-controlling interest

-

(39,666)

 





 


10,558,980

(412,271)

 

Total comprehensive income/(loss) attributable to:




 




 

10,558,980

(372,605)

 

- Owners of the Company

 

- from continuing operations

10,558,980

(369,167)

 

- from discontinued operations

-

(3,438)

 

- Non-controlling interest

-

(39,666)

 

- from continuing operations

-

-

 

- from discontinued operations

-

(39,666)

 





 


10,558,980

(412,271)

 





 








 





 

 

 

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (continued)

For the year ended 31 December 2016

 

 


2016


2015


EUR


EUR





Total comprehensive income/(loss) from:




-     Continuing operations

10,558,980


(369,167)

-     Discontinued operations

-


(69,349)


10,558,980


(438,516)





Total Earnings Per Share attributable to the owners of the Company

 

 




Basic undiluted earnings per share

 

 

0.0971


(0.0037)

Fully diluted earnings per share

 

0.0971


0.0036

Continuing operations Earnings Per Share attributable to the owners of the Company

 

 




Basic undiluted earnings per share

 

 

0.0971


(0.0037)

Fully diluted earnings per share

 

0.0971


0.0036





Discontinued operations Earnings Per Share attributable to the owners of the Company

 

 




Basic undiluted earnings per share

-


(0.00003)

Fully diluted earnings per share

-


(0.00002)

 

 

 



 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

As at 31 December 2016

 


2016

2015


EUR


EUR

ASSETS




Non-current assets

36,300,265

4,995,164

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss





Total non-current assets

36,300,265

4,995,164

Current assets




-

41,158,753

Trade and other receivables

17,791

37,462

Cash and cash equivalents

18,004,241

269,719





Total current assets

18,022,032

41,465,934





TOTAL ASSETS

54,322,297

46,461,098

LIABILITIES







Current liabilities

138,006

123,061

Loans and borrowings

-

46,490





Total current liabilities

138,006

169,551

Non-current liabilities




-

8,934,201

Convertible loan notes





TOTAL LIABILITIES

138,006

9,103,752





NET ASSETS

54,184,291

37,357,346









 



 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (continued)

 

As at 31 December 2016

 


2016

2015


EUR


EUR

EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO OWNERS




Share capital

1,476,223

1,000,000

Share premium

127,991,989

121,570,802

Retained deficit

(75,283,921)

(85,842,901)

Equity component of convertible loan notes

-

629,445

TOTAL EQUITY




54,184,291

37,357,346










2016

2015


EUR


EUR

Net Asset Value per share




Basic undiluted net asset value per share

0.3670

0.3736

Fully diluted net asset value per share

0.3670

0.2847

 



 

CASH FLOW STATEMENT

 

For the year ended 31 December 2016

 


2016

2015


EUR


EUR

Cash flows from operating activities

10,558,980

(412,271)

Profit/(loss) before taxation

Adjustments for:




Fair value (gain)/loss on financial assets at fair value through




profit or loss

(4,699,325)

6,210,170

Gain on disposal of investments

-

(170,498)

Loss for the year from discontinued operations

-

16,859

Interest income

(5,854,313)

(5,954,844)

Financial expenses

775,152

977,294

Dividend income

(2,000,000)

(1,700,000)

Net loss on foreign exchange

43

527





Net cash outflow before changes in working capital

(1,219,463)

(1,032,763)

Decrease in trade and other receivables

19,671

2,043

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

14,945

(391,797)

Purchase of financial assets

(2,710)

(535,000)

Disposals and repayments of financial assets

20,410,000

778,968

Dividends received

2,000,000

1,700,000





Net cash flows from continuing activities

21,222,443

521,451

Net cash flows from discontinued activities

-

20,296





Net cash generated by operating activities

21,222,443

541,747

Cash flows from financing activities

(3,439,849)

-

Payments to purchase own shares

Loans received from subsidiaries

200,000

-

Repayment of loans from subsidiaries

(240,000)

-

Interest paid

(8,029)

(237,274)





Net cash flow generated from financing activities

(3,487,878)

(237,274)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents before currency







adjustment

17,734,565

304,473

Effects of exchange rate differences on cash and cash equivalents

(43)

(36,958)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents after currency







adjustment

17,734,522

267,515

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year

269,719

124,343

Cash and cash equivalents included in discontinued operations

-

(122,139)





Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

18,004,241

269,719









 

 

 

 

 


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