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Maestrano Group PLC
05 February 2019
 

5 February 2019

 

 

Maestrano Group PLC ("Maestrano" or the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Six Months to 31 December 2018 unaudited Results

 

Revenue uplift while strategic projects continue

 

 

Maestrano Group PLC (AIM: MNO), the cloud business integration platform with cross-app data synchronization announces its unaudited results for the six months ending 31 December 2018.

 

 

GDP 000's

Six months to December 2018

Six months to December 2017

% Change

% Change

Constant Currency*

 

 

 

 

 

Total Revenue

444

345

29%

35%

Cost of Sales

158

78

103%

114%

Total Expenses

1,958

1,043

88%

93%

Other Income

376

361

4%

9%

EBITDA

(1,296)

(415)

212%

218%

 

* Constant currency reflects the results had the underlying transactional currencies, (i.e. USD, AUD and GBP) remained constant across the full financial year.

 

 

Key Financial Highlights

 

•     Total revenue up 29% in reported currency and 35% at constant currency.  The moderate uplift reflects the implementation effort for key clients including a major US bank.

 

•     Total expenses increased by 88% (93% at constant currency) as the company increased headcount in order to deliver major client projects and support future growth.

 

•     Underlying EBITDA before exceptional one-off items was a loss of £1,296K, a 212% decline driven by the

investment in resources noted above.

 

·    Cash balance at 31/12/18 was £3,764,770, Net Assets £3,872,876.

 

Key Operational Highlights

 

·    Successful launch of first phase of Maestrano platform with a large and well known USA based bank.

 

·    Launch of a platform for a multinational value-add technology distributor - the rollout is scheduled for Asia Pacific and Europe in 2019.
 

·    Contract with a major Australia based bank for testing and pilot phases of a solution for its small to medium sized customer base has commenced - this will target the legal sector initially.
 

·    Maestrano continues to focus on increasing the depth and breadth of functionality of its platform.
 

·    Additional headcount recruited in areas of engineering, customer support and specialist sales to augment future growth.

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Directors' report

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

Trading Update and Outlook

 

After detailed planning discussions with our major USA bank client, we have taken a much more cautious approach to the ramp up of end-user subscription revenue for 2019 and have revised our outlook accordingly. This cautious approach is expected to result in revenue and the adjusted loss for the 2019 financial year being materially behind market expectations. Notwithstanding end-user uptake taking longer than anticipated, the Company's business model remains the same and the Board remains extremely confident that the bank will achieve its planned end-user targets over the next three years.

 

The half year Accounts will be made available today on the Group's website: www.maestrano.com/investors/ 

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Maestrano Group plc

Ian Buddery, Chairman

Andrew Pearson, CEO

 

c/o IFC

Grant Thornton (Nominated Adviser)

Colin Aaronson / Jamie Barklem

 

+44 (0)20 7383 5100

Arden Partners (Broker)

Ruari McGirr / Ciaran Walsh / Alex Penney

 

+44 (0)20 7614 5900

IFC Advisory Limited (Financial PR & IR)

Graham Herring / Miles Nolan / Zach Cohen

graham.herring@investor-focus.co.uk    

miles.nolan@investor-focus.co.uk

+44 (0)20 3934 6630

 

 

 

About Maestrano

 

Maestrano develops and deploys a patented cloud-based Platform as a Service that serves the needs of Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) and large Enterprises (such as major banks and global accounting firms) to access real time, automated management data efficiently on an integrated platform.  This technology is called Master Data Management (MDM).

 

Further information on the Group is available at www.maestrano.com

 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) 596/2014.

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Review of operations by the Chief Executive Officer

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

Review of operations by the Chief Executive Officer

 

I am pleased to bring you my first report as Chief Executive Officer, having joined Maestrano Group plc (the 'Group' or 'Maestrano') during this financial half-year ended 31 December 2018 and having been appointed to this role in December 2018.

 

Since joining I have been impressed with Maestrano's platform that enables banks and other large enterprises to offer a differentiated service to their small and medium business customers. This platform along with the skilled technical team are being recognised by large enterprise customers as providing the ability to rapidly offer innovative and flexible solutions to their clients.

 

In today's global banking market new services are essential to allow both traditional and challenger bank market entrants to serve the demands and needs of their customers and take advantage of new opportunities that digital technologies offer. Banks need to respond in this rapidly changing market and need new delivery platforms. New regulations are forcing banks to open key areas of banking, such as payments, lending and data access and new competitors - such as big retailers, accounting software vendors, payments providers and others are moving into lucrative segments of banking such as lending and payments.

 

Maestrano's platform provide the tools for mature market players to rapidly pull together information and solutions from multiple internal systems and customer applications. Similarly, the Maestrano platform allows newer entrants to draw together newer applications to expedite market entry. As a result, we are very confident of Maestrano's longer term success in this large global market.

 

Operational highlights 

The Group made good progress during the six-month period ended 31 December 2018.

 

We successfully launched the first phase of a platform with a large and well-known USA based bank for a solution that is intended to reach up to four million small and medium business customers in due course. The launch of this complex solution was the culmination of much hard work from the Maestrano team and strong collaboration with the client. We expect the initial solution will be expanded during the coming year as the client methodically rolls out the solution to its customer base. Subscriber revenue from this client is expected to grow steadily during 2019.

 

 

During the period the Group also successfully launched a platform for a multinational value-add technology distributor, headquartered in the USA. The roll out of this new platform based on Maestrano technologies is scheduled for Asia Pacific and Europe in 2019.

 

 

Maestrano also commenced the implementation phase of a contract with a high-profile Australian bank for testing and pilot phases of a solution for its small and medium business customer base, initially targeted at the legal industry segment. This implementation work is scheduled to be completed during the second half of this financial year, with subscriber revenues expected to commence during the next financial year.

 

On the back of these key new clients our goals for the balance of the financial year will be to:

·    drive revenue via end-user adoption of existing enterprise platforms;

·    expand market penetration in key geographies in Europe, North America and Asia; and

·    increase depth and breadth of the platform functionality.

 

Organisation

 

As foreshadowed at the time of the Company's admission to the Alternative Investment Market ('AIM") the Group has used some of the funds to strengthen its team particularly with the recruitment of incremental engineering, customer support and sales specialists to support its future growth. In addition, a specialised online customer on-boarding and support services company has been contracted to assist Maestrano's major rollouts. The in-house engineering and test team currently stands at 22.

 

Product engineering developments were primarily focused around performance and flexibility enhancements during the past year in preparation for the large-scale solutions that Maestrano's customers will take to market, in addition to specific deployment efforts within these customer projects. A number of new cloud applications were integrated during the financial period, notably Talech's point of sales ('POS') solution, and a key enhancement for Quickbooks Online, Intuit's accounting software-as-a-service ('SaaS'), via a new "Single Sign-On" ('SSO') capability.

 

 

 

 

 

Outlook

 

After detailed planning discussions with our major USA bank client, we have taken a much more cautious approach to the ramp up of end-user subscription revenue for 2019 and have revised our outlook accordingly. This cautious approach is expected to result in revenue and the adjusted loss for the 2019 financial year being materially behind market expectations.

 

Whilst end-users are steadily subscribing, the bank is taking care to "do it slow, get it right" by reducing the number of users who have visibility of the platform, to ensure that the data presented is complete and relevant and the experience exceeds their expectations. Notwithstanding end-user uptake taking longer than anticipated, our business model remains the same and we remain extremely confident that the bank will achieve its planned end-user targets over the next three years.

 

Follow on development phases are now in progress across three of our clients, together with sales outreach to potential new clients, particularly in Europe and Asia. We are proud of the performance of our team, including many new people who have joined in key roles. Our focus in 2019 will continue to be on end-user acquisition to drive recurring revenue growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

_____________________________

Andrew Pearson

Chief Executive Officer

 

4 February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Financial review by the Chief Financial Officer

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

As noted above this period has been focused on successfully delivering key customer projects that will drive recurring subscriber revenue in future periods as well as strengthening our technical and customer facing teams.

 

A summary of the Group's results are as follows:

 

 

Six months to 31 December 2018

£'000

Six months to 31 December 2017

£'000

 

 

 

Change

 

Enterprise implementation

405

315

29%

Enterprise subscriber

39

30

31%

Total revenue

444

345

29%

 

 

 

 

Direct costs of sale

158

78

103%

Gross margin

286

267

7%

 

 

 

 

Employee expenses

1,399

791

77%

Occupancy expenses

118

93

27%

Professional fees

290

46

530%

Other operational expenses

151

113

32%

Total expenses

1,958

1,043

88%

 

 

 

 

Other income

370

356

4%

Interest income

6

5

20%

 

 

 

 

Underlying EBITDA (earnings before interest expense, taxation, depreciation and amortisation adjusted for other one-off items)

(1,296)

(415)

(212)%

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

7

12

(44)%

Finance costs

-

261

 

Other non-operating costs

-

17

 

Loss before income tax expense

(1,303)

(705)

(85)%

Income tax

 

 

 

Loss after income tax expense

(1,303)

(705)

(85)%

 

 

Revenue 

Total revenue for the period increased by 29% to £0.44 million, when compared to the prior comparative period ('pcp'), as the Group focused on a small number of key implementation projects. Subscriber revenue increased modestly in the period. Current projects are expected to provide material long-term subscriber revenues in the coming years

 

Operating expenses

Overall operating expenses increased by £0.91 million compared to pcp primarily as a result of increases in staff costs as well as additional public company related costs. Staff expenses increased £0.61 million to £1.40 million as the Group strengthened its technical and customer support resources. Corporate and professional costs increased £0.24 million.

 

Other income derived from government research and development grants received in the period increased slightly to £0.37 million compared to £0.36 million in the pcp. This income is primarily received in the first-half of each financial year.

 

Underlying EBITDA for the period was a loss of £1.30 million due to the increased costs noted above.

 

Finance and other non-operating expenditure were immaterial for the period after the conversion of all outstanding convertible notes in May 2018.

 

The loss after tax for the period was £1.30 million an increase of 85% compared to pcp.

 

Balance sheet, cash and working capital

The Group balance sheet remained strong with cash resources of £3.76 million as at 31 December 2018.

  

Cash outflow from operating activities was £1.44 million. The operating cash flow was negatively impacted by the trading for the period as well as an increase in the work-in-progress, now classified as contract assets, given the timing of billing milestones for ongoing projects.

 

Underlying basis

The Group manages its operations by looking at the underlying EBITDA which excludes the impact of a number of one-off and non-cash items as this, in the Board's opinion, provides a more representative measure of the Group's performance. A reconciliation between the reported loss before tax and underlying EBITDA is included at note 6 to the financial statements.

 

 

 

 

____________________________

Craig Holden

Chief Financial Officer

 

4 February 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income

 

 

For the period ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

Note

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from contracts with customers

 

4

 

444,046

 

344,864

 

977,455

 

Other income

 

5

 

370,190

 

356,198

 

372,304

Interest revenue calculated using the effective interest method

 

 

 

5,656

 

4,761

 

6,570

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting fees and other direct costs

 

 

 

(158,030)

 

(77,667)

 

(183,608)

Employee benefits expense

 

 

 

(1,398,655)

 

(790,844)

 

(1,633,549)

Occupancy expenses

 

 

 

(118,485)

 

(92,680)

 

(184,920)

Depreciation and amortisation expense

 

 

 

(6,544)

 

(11,717)

 

(14,402)

Initial public offering ('IPO') and other non-operating costs

 

 

 

 

(17,060)

 

(395,820)

Other expenses

 

 

 

(440,844)

 

(159,987)

 

(422,521)

Finance costs

 

 

 

 

(260,727)

 

(450,682)

 

Loss before income tax expense

 

 

 

(1,302,666)

 

(704,859)

 

(1,929,173)

 

Income tax expense

 

 

 

 

 

(30,612)

 

Loss after income tax expense for the period

 

 

 

(1,302,666)

 

(704,859)

 

(1,959,785)

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation

 

 

 

(12,723)

 

55,997

 

234,688

 

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

 

 

 

(12,723)

 

55,997

 

234,688

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

(1,315,389)

 

(648,862)

 

(1,725,097)

 

Loss for the period is attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

 

 

(12,326)

 

(11,082)

Owners of Maestrano Group plc

 

 

 

(1,302,666)

 

(692,533)

 

(1,948,703)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,302,666)

 

(704,859)

 

(1,959,785)

 

Total comprehensive income for the period is attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

 

 

 

(12,326)

 

(11,082)

Owners of Maestrano Group plc

 

 

 

(1,315,389)

 

(636,536)

 

(1,714,015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,315,389)

 

(648,862)

 

(1,725,097)

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Consolidated statements of profit or loss and other comprehensive income

 

 

For the period ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

Note

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (pence per share)                                                      15

 

(1.63)

 

(3.75)

 

(8.11)

Diluted earnings per share (pence per share)                                                  15

 

(1.63)

 

(3.75)

 

(8.11)

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Consolidated balance sheets

 

 

As at 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

31 December

Audited

30 June

 

 

Note

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangibles

 

 

 

8,496

 

13,587

 

11,477

Property, plant and equipment

 

 

 

33,589

 

5,295

 

5,547

Total non-current assets

 

 

 

42,085

 

18,882

 

17,024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

7

 

172,964

 

99,532

 

150,406

Contract assets

 

 

 

134,841

 

 

68,955

Other

 

8

 

144,310

 

22,980

 

109,070

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

3,764,770

 

885,703

 

5,236,040

Total current assets

 

 

 

4,216,885

 

1,008,215

 

5,564,471

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

 

 

4,258,970

 

1,027,097

 

5,581,495

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

9

 

300,163

 

226,029

 

249,379

Contract liabilities

 

 

 

3,797

 

73,007

 

27,804

Borrowings

 

 

 

 

2,880,805

 

Employee benefits

 

 

 

82,134

 

63,844

 

92,069

Income tax

 

 

 

 

 

30,612

Total current liabilities

 

 

 

386,094

 

3,243,685

 

399,864

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

 

386,094

 

3,243,685

 

399,864

 

Net assets/(liabilities)

 

 

 

3,872,876

 

(2,216,588)

 

5,181,631

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

800,403

 

1,803,920

 

800,403

Share premium account

 

 

 

7,583,057

 

 

7,583,057

Other reserves

 

10

 

2,170,102

 

154,703

 

2,176,191

Accumulated losses

 

 

 

(6,680,686)

 

(4,130,042)

 

(5,378,020)

Equity/(deficiency) attributable to the owners of Maestrano Group plc

 

 

 

3,872,876

 

(2,171,419)

 

5,181,631

Non-controlling interest

 

 

 

 

(45,169)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity/(deficiency)

 

 

 

3,872,876

 

(2,216,588)

 

5,181,631

 

The interim financial statements of Maestrano Group plc (company number 11098701 (England and Wales)) were approved by the Board of Directors and authorised for issue on 5 February 2019. They were signed on its behalf by:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________

 

___________________________

Ian Buddery

 

Craig Holden

Chairman

 

Director

 

 

 

4 February 2019

 

 

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Consolidated statements of changes in equity

 

 

For the period ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Share

 

Share premium

 

Other

 

Accumulated

 

Non-controlling

 

Total deficiency in equity

 

 

capital

 

account *

 

reserves

 

losses

 

interest **

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December 2017

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 July 2017

 

1,803,920

 

-

 

90,478

 

(3,437,509)

 

(32,843)

 

(1,575,954)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss after income tax expense for the period

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(692,533)

 

(12,326)

 

(704,859)

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

 

-

 

-

 

55,997

 

-

 

-

 

55,997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

-

 

-

 

55,997

 

(692,533)

 

(12,326)

 

(648,862)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based payments

 

-

 

-

 

8,228

 

-

 

-

 

8,228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2017

 

1,803,920

 

-

 

154,703

 

(4,130,042)

 

(45,169)

 

(2,216,588)

 

 

 

Share

 

Share premium

 

Other

 

Accumulated

 

Non-controlling

 

Total equity

 

 

capital

 

account *

 

reserves

 

losses

 

interest **

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December 2018

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 July 2018

 

800,403

 

7,583,057

 

2,176,191

 

(5,378,020)

 

-

 

5,181,631

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss after income tax expense for the period

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(1,302,666)

 

-

 

(1,302,666)

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

 

-

 

-

 

(12,723)

 

-

 

-

 

(12,723)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

-

 

-

 

(12,723)

 

(1,302,666)

 

-

 

(1,315,389)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based payments (note 16)

 

-

 

-

 

6,634

 

-

 

-

 

6,634

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2018

 

800,403

 

7,583,057

 

2,170,102

 

(6,680,686)

 

-

 

3,872,876

 

 

 

Share

 

Share premium

 

Other

 

Accumulated

 

Non-controlling

 

Total equity

 

 

capital

 

account *

 

reserves

 

losses

 

interest **

 

Audited year ended 30 June

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 July 2017

 

1,803,920

 

-

 

90,478

 

(3,437,509)

 

(32,843)

 

(1,575,954)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss after income tax expense for the period

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(1,948,703)

 

(11,082)

 

(1,989,785)

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

 

-

 

-

 

234,688

 

-

 

-

 

234,688

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

-

 

-

 

234,688

 

(1,948,703)

 

(11,082)

 

(1,725,097)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions of equity, net of transaction costs

 

886,323

 

7,583,057

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

8,469,380

Share-based payments

 

-

 

-

 

13,302

 

-

 

-

 

13,302

Exercise of options

 

-

 

-

 

(52,117)

 

52,117

 

-

 

Capital reorganisation

 

(1,889,840)

 

-

 

1,889,840

 

-

 

-

 

Change in non-controlling interest

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

(43,925)

 

43,925

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 30 June 2018

 

800,403

 

7,583,057

 

2,176,191

 

(5,378,020)

 

-

 

5,181,631

 

*

 

The share premium account is used to recognise the difference between the issued share capital at nominal value and the capital received, net of transaction costs.

**

 

Non-controlling interest represented a 40% interest in subsidiary entity Maestrano EMEA DMCC. In February 2018, the Group acquired the remaining non-controlling interest and Maestrano EMEA DMCC became a wholly-owned subsidiary.

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Consolidated statements of cash flows

 

 

For the period ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income tax expense for the period

 

(1,302,666)

 

(704,859)

 

(1,929,173)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation

 

6,544

 

11,717

 

14,402

Share-based payments

 

6,634

 

8,228

 

13,302

Foreign exchange differences

 

(10,102)

 

18,368

 

17,652

Interest received

 

(5,656)

 

(4,761)

 

(6,570)

Interest unwind on convertible note

 

 

177,302

 

299,963

Interest and other finance costs

 

 

83,425

 

150,719

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,305,246)

 

(410,580)

 

(1,439,705)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

 

(22,558)

 

173,144

 

122,271

Decrease/(increase) in contract assets

 

(65,886)

 

73,085

 

4,130

Decrease/(increase) in other operating assets

 

(35,240)

 

4,363

 

(81,728)

Increase in trade and other payables

 

50,784

 

87,336

 

126,956

Increase/(decrease) in contract liabilities

 

(24,007)

 

34,474

 

(10,750)

Increase/(decrease) in employee benefits

 

(9,935)

 

(22,133)

 

6,073

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,412,088)

 

(60,311)

 

(1,272,753)

Interest received

 

5,656

 

4,761

 

6,570

Interest and other finance costs paid

 

 

(83,425)

 

(150,719)

Income taxes paid

 

(30,612)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in operating activities

 

(1,437,044)

 

(138,975)

 

(1,416,902)

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Payments for property, plant and equipment

 

(31,815)

 

(828)

 

(2,185)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(31,815)

 

(828)

 

(2,185)

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issue of shares in Maestrano Pty Ltd

 

 

 

285,920

Proceeds from issue of shares on AIM admission representing share capital

 

 

 

400,000

Proceeds from issue of shares on AIM admission representing share premium

 

 

 

5,600,000

Transaction costs on issue of shares

 

 

 

(635,122)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from financing activities

 

 

 

5,650,798

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Consolidated statements of cash flows

 

 

For the period ended 31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

(1,468,859)

 

(139,803)

 

4,231,711

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the financial period

 

5,236,040

 

1,050,421

 

1,050,421

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(2,411)

 

(24,915)

 

(46,092)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the financial period

 

3,764,770

 

885,703

 

5,236,040

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Note 1. General information

 

The financial statements cover Maestrano Group plc ('Company') as a consolidated entity consisting of Maestrano Group plc and the entities it controlled at the end of, or during, the period (referred to as the 'Group'). The financial statements are presented in Pound Sterling, which is Maestrano Group plc's functional and presentation currency.

 

The Company was incorporated on 6 December 2017 as a private company, Maestrano Group Limited. On 11 May 2018, the Company converted to a public company, Maestrano Group plc and on 30 May 2018 was admitted onto the Alternative Investment Market ('AIM'). On 19 April 2018, as part of a group reorganisation, the Company acquired 100% of the ordinary shares of Maestrano Pty Ltd from the existing shareholders and became the immediate and ultimate parent of the Group.

 

Maestrano Group plc is a listed public company limited by shares, incorporated and domiciled in England and Wales. Its registered office and principal place of business are:

 

Registered office

 

Principal place of business

 

 

 

10 John Street
London WC1N 2EB
United Kingdom

 

Suite 504, 46-48 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

A description of the nature of the Group's operations and its principal activities are included in the directors' report, which is not part of the financial statements.

 

The financial statements were authorised for issue, in accordance with a resolution of directors, on 4 February 2019. The directors have the power to amend and reissue the financial statements.

 

 

Note 2. Significant accounting policies

 

These financial statements for the interim half-year reporting period ended 31 December 2018 have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting'.  

 

These interim financial statements do not include all the notes of the type normally included in annual financial statements. Accordingly, these financial statements are to be read in conjunction with the annual report for the year ended 30 June 2018 and any public announcements made by the Company during the interim reporting period. 

 

New or amended Accounting Standards and Interpretations adopted

The Group has adopted all of the new or amended Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the International Accounting Standards Board that are mandatory for the current reporting period.

 

Any new or amended Accounting Standards or Interpretations that are not yet mandatory have not been early adopted.

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

Note 2. Significant accounting policies (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

The following Accounting Standards and Interpretations are most relevant to the Group:

 

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

The Group has adopted IFRS 9 from 1 July 2018. The standard introduced new classification and measurement models for financial assets. A financial asset shall be measured at amortised cost if it is held within a business model whose objective is to hold assets in order to collect contractual cash flows which arise on specified dates and that are solely principal and interest. A debt investment shall be measured at fair value through other comprehensive income if it is held within a business model whose objective is to both hold assets in order to collect contractual cash flows which arise on specified dates that are solely principal and interest as well as selling the asset on the basis of its fair value. All other financial assets are classified and measured at fair value through profit or loss unless the entity makes an irrevocable election on initial recognition to present gains and losses on equity instruments (that are not held-for-trading or contingent consideration recognised in a business combination) in other comprehensive income ('OCI'). Despite these requirements, a financial asset may be irrevocably designated as measured at fair value through profit or loss to reduce the effect of, or eliminate, an accounting mismatch. For financial liabilities designated at fair value through profit or loss, the standard requires the portion of the change in fair value that relates to the entity's own credit risk to be presented in OCI (unless it would create an accounting mismatch). New simpler hedge accounting requirements are intended to more closely align the accounting treatment with the risk management activities of the entity. New impairment requirements use an 'expected credit loss' ('ECL') model to recognise an allowance. Impairment is measured using a 12-month ECL method unless the credit risk on a financial instrument has increased significantly since initial recognition in which case the lifetime ECL method is adopted. For receivables, a simplified approach to measuring expected credit losses using a lifetime expected loss allowance is available.

 

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

The Group has adopted IFRS 15 from 1 July 2018. The standard provides a single comprehensive model for revenue recognition. The core principle of the standard is that an entity shall recognise revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers at an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The standard introduced a new contract-based revenue recognition model with a measurement approach that is based on an allocation of the transaction price. This is described further in the accounting policies below. Credit risk is presented separately as an expense rather than adjusted against revenue. Contracts with customers are presented in an entity's balance sheet as a contract liability, a contract asset, or a receivable, depending on the relationship between the entity's performance and the customer's payment. Customer acquisition costs and costs to fulfil a contract can, subject to certain criteria, be capitalised as an asset and amortised over the contract period.

 

Impact of adoption

IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 were adopted using the full retrospective approach. The impact of adoption on opening accumulated losses as at the transition date of 1 July 2017 was £nil.

 

There has been no material impact on adoption of IFRS 9 and IFRS 15, other than the changes to disclosure as required by these standards, which includes:

 

reclassifying accrued revenue as contingent assets;

 

reclassifying deferred revenue as contingent liabilities; and

 

showing interest income on the face of profit or loss.

 

Going concern

The financial statements have been prepared assuming the Group will continue as a going concern. Under the going

concern assumption, an entity is ordinarily viewed as continuing in business for the foreseeable future. In assessing

whether the going concern assumption is appropriate, the directors have considered the Group's existing working capital and are of the opinion that the Group has adequate resources to undertake its planned program of activities for the 12 months from the date of approval of these financial statements. Further details of the directors' considerations in relation to going concern are included in the directors' report.

 

 

 

Note 3. Operating segments

 

Identification of reportable operating segments

The Group operates in one segment being provision of data integration and analytic services. This operating segment is based on the internal reports that are reviewed and used by the Board of Directors (who are identified as the Chief Operating Decision Makers ('CODM')) in assessing performance and in determining the allocation of resources.

 

The operating segment information is the same information as provided throughout the consolidated financial statements and are therefore not duplicated.

 

 

Note 4. Revenue from contracts with customers

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enterprise implementation

 

404,694

 

314,720

 

927,106

Enterprise subscriber

 

39,352

 

30,144

 

50,349

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue from contracts with customers

 

444,046

 

344,864

 

977,455

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

Note 4. Revenue from contracts with customers (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

Disaggregation of revenue

The disaggregation of revenue from contracts with customers is as follows:

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geographical regions

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

 

 

712

 

712

Australia

 

181,055

 

164,976

 

272,441

United States of America

 

261,472

 

167,958

 

684,353

Middle East and Africa

 

1,519

 

11,218

 

19,949

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

444,046

 

344,864

 

977,455

 

Enterprise implantation and enterprise subscriber income are recognised as revenue over time as opposed to a point in time.

 

 

Note 5. Other income

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government grants and rebates

 

370,190

 

356,048

 

372,154

Other income

 

 

150

 

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

370,190

 

356,198

 

372,304

 

Government grants and rebates predominately relates to research and development rebates.

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Note 6. EBITDA reconciliation (earnings before interest expense, taxation, depreciation and amortisation)

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before income tax

 

(1,302,666)

 

(704,859)

 

(1,929,173)

Add: Interest expense

 

 

260,727

 

450,682

Add: Depreciation and amortisation

 

6,544

 

11,717

 

14,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA

 

(1,296,122)

 

(432,415)

 

(1,464,089)

 

Underlying EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for significant, exceptional and other one-off items.

 

 

 

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying EBITDA reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA

 

(1,296,122)

 

(432,415)

 

(1,464,089)

IPO

 

 

 

325,023

Restructuring costs and Enterprise Investment Scheme set-up costs

 

 

17,060

 

70,797

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underlying EBITDA

 

(1,296,122)

 

(415,355)

 

(1,068,269)

 

The financial statements include both the statutory financial statements and additional performance measures of EBITDA and Underlying EBITDA. The directors believe these additional measures provide useful information on the underlying trend in operational performance going forward without these exceptional and other one-off items.

 

 

Note 7. Current assets - trade and other receivables

 

 

 

Unaudited

31 December

Audited

30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade receivables

 

131,714

 

99,206

 

78,160

Other receivables

 

41,250

 

326

 

72,246

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

172,964

 

99,532

 

150,406

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Note 8. Current assets - other

 

 

 

Unaudited

 31 December

Audited

30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepayments

 

71,512

 

22,980

 

35,315

Staff loans *

 

72,798

 

 

73,755

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

144,310

 

22,980

 

109,070

 

*

 

In April 2018 the Board agreed to provide certain staff loans for the exercise value of the employee share options. The loans are for three years with interest payable at 5.3% per annum. No interest is payable if the loan is repaid within the first 12 months.

 

 

Note 9. Current liabilities - trade and other payables

 

 

 

Unaudited

31 December

Audited

30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

 

62,792

 

26,800

 

83,554

Accrued expenses

 

159,945

 

135,644

 

138,248

Other payables

 

77,426

 

63,585

 

27,577

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

300,163

 

226,029

 

249,379

 

 

Note 10. Equity - other reserves

 

 

 

Unaudited

31 December

Audited

30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency reserve

 

273,628

 

107,660

 

286,351

Share-based payments reserve

 

6,634

 

47,043

 

Capital reorganisation reserve

 

1,889,840

 

 

1,889,840

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,170,102

 

154,703

 

2,176,191

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

Note 10. Equity - other reserves (continued)

 

 

 

 

Movements in reserves

Movements in each class of reserve during the current financial period are set out below:

 

 

 

Foreign currency

 

Share based payment

 

Capital reorganisation

 

Total

Unaudited six months ended 31 December

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 July 2018

 

286,351

 

-

 

1,889,840

 

2,176,191

Foreign currency translation

 

(12,723)

 

-

 

-

 

(12,723)

Share-based payment

 

-

 

6,634

 

-

 

6,634

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 31 December 2018

 

273,628

 

6,634

 

1,889,840

 

2,170,102

 

 

Note 11. Equity - dividends

 

There were no dividends paid, recommended or declared during the current or previous financial period.

 

 

Note 12. Fair value measurement

 

The carrying amounts of trade and other receivables and trade and other payables are assumed to approximate their fair values due to their short-term nature.

 

The fair value of financial liabilities is estimated by discounting the remaining contractual maturities at the current market interest rate that is available for similar financial liabilities.

 

 

Note 13. Contingent liabilities

 

The Group had no material contingent liabilities as at 31 December 2018, 30 June 2018 and 31 December 2017.

 

 

Note 14. Related party transactions

 

Parent entity

The parent entity and ultimate parent entity is Maestrano Group plc. There is no ultimate controlling party.

 

Transactions with related parties

There were no transactions with related parties during the current and previous financial period.

 

Receivable from and payable to related parties

There were no trade receivables from or trade payables to related parties at the current and previous reporting date.

 

Loans to/from related parties

There were no loans to or from related parties at the current and previous reporting date.

 

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Note 15. Earnings per share

 

 

 

Unaudited six months

ended 31 December

 

Audited year ended 30 June

 

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

 

£

 

£

 

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss after income tax

 

(1,302,666)

 

(704,859)

 

(1,959,785)

Non-controlling interest

 

-

 

12,326

 

11,082

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss after income tax attributable to the owners of Maestrano Group plc

 

(1,302,666)

 

(692,533)

 

(1,948,703)

 

 

 

Number

 

Number

 

Number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in calculating basic earnings per share

 

80,040,331

 

18,434,000

 

24,041,786

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in calculating diluted earnings per share

 

80,040,331

 

18,434,000

 

24,041,786

 

 

 

Pence

 

Pence

 

Pence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

 

(1.63)

 

(3.76)

 

(8.11)

Diluted earnings per share

 

(1.63)

 

(3.76)

 

(8.11)

 

Options and convertible notes have not been included in the diluted earnings per share as they are anti-dilutive.

 

 

Note 16. Share-based payments

 

A share option plan has been established by the Group, whereby the Group may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, grant options over ordinary shares in the Company to certain key management personnel and staff of the Group. The options are issued for nil consideration and are granted in accordance with performance guidelines established by the Board of Directors.

 

Set out below are summaries of options granted under the plan:

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at

 

 

 

 

 

Expired/

 

Balance at

 

 

 

 

Exercise

 

the start of

 

 

 

 

 

forfeited/

 

the end of

Grant date

 

Expiry date

 

price

 

the period

 

Granted

 

Exercised

 

 other

 

the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/12/2018

 

03/12/2028

 

£0.0875

 

-

 

3,660,000

 

-

 

-

 

3,660,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

3,660,000

 

-

 

-

 

3,660,000

 

Maestrano Group plc

 

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements

 

 

31 December 2018

 

 

 

 

Note 16. Share-based payments (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

For the options granted during the current financial period, the valuation model inputs used to determine the fair value at the grant date, are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

Share price

 

Exercise

 

Expected

 

Dividend

 

Risk-free

 

Fair value

Grant date

 

Expiry date

 

at grant date

 

price

 

volatility

 

yield

 

interest rate

 

at grant date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/12/2018

 

03/12/2028

 

£0.0875

 

£0.0875

 

100.00%

 

-

 

2.32%

 

£0.061

 

The share-based payment expense during the financial period for this plan was £6,634.

 

 

Note 17. Events after the reporting period

 

No matter or circumstance has arisen since 31 December 2018 that has significantly affected, or may significantly affect the Group's operations, the results of those operations, or the Group's state of affairs in future financial years.

 

 

 


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