Interim Report for the six months ended 30 June 2017

RNS Number : 4304Q
TP Group PLC
12 September 2017

Interim Report for the six months ended 30 June 2017

Growth in mission-critical systems and services

TP Group (AIM: TPG), the specialist services and engineering group, today announces its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017.

Financial highlights

•              Revenue up 45% to £13.6m (H1 2016: £9.4m)

•              Operating loss reduced to £0.3m (H1 2016 operating loss: £0.8m)

•              Adjusted EBITDA1 improved to £0.8m (H1 2016: breakeven)

•              Order intake of £27.4m was more than three times that of prior year (H1 2016: £8.3m)

•              Closing order book more than doubled to £30.8m (H1 2016: £13.4m)

•              Cash balance of £6.7m (31 December 2016: £9.2m) 

Operational highlights

•              Acquired and integrated ALS Technologies Ltd. ("ALS") and Flexible Software Solutions Ltd. ("FSS") adding both revenue and profit 

•              Confirmed two large defence contracts with the Ministry of Defence ("MoD") adding further long-term revenue visibility

•              Achieved a breakthrough first contract with the UK Army, being appointed to provide technical and project support to Army HQ on their secure information system implementation 

•              Awarded listing on the MoD's Multi-Participant Framework Agreement for Technical Support (FATS/5)

•              Appointment of two new non-Executive Directors strengthened the Board with new skills and experience

Outlook

•              Post-period end equity issue realised £20.8m (net of expenses) to fund acquisitions and further investment into the existing business

•              Discussions in progress with several acquisition targets with the aim to close the first transaction by the end of the year

•              The Group is growing its activity with global customers and partners in Europe, the Americas and most notably in South-East Asia, evidenced by a significant post-period contract, building our export revenues

•              Visibility of future revenue improved through greater closing order book value and a strengthened pipeline of new opportunities 

•              The Group is leveraging existing skills and capabilities into additional verticals, including secure systems, aerospace and precision manufacturing

•              Group performance provides confidence that the business will continue to trade in line with market expectations

 

Commenting on the results, Chief Executive Officer, Phil Cartmell said:

"TP Group has had a strong start to the year, building upon our positive achievements in 2016. We are increasingly finding ourselves engaged as systems providers, working with tier-1 prime contractors. This is adding scale and depth to our pipeline of new business opportunities.

"There is also a growing international profile in our activity. We have built a track record and enjoy strong relationships with global customers and partners. We are working with them on projects that will deliver in Europe, the Middle East and South-East Asia, and this presence has opened many potential projects that support our expansion plans in these markets.  

"We were delighted with the success of our fundraising in July that raised £20.8m net of expenses. We are actively pursuing a number of opportunities that, if successfully concluded, are expected to be accretive to earnings. The Board remains focused on completing the first of these transactions in the second half of this year.

"Having continued this progress into the second half of the year, the Board is confident that the transformed business of TPG will deliver profit at the adjusted EBITDA1 level in line with market expectations for 2017 and move onward to sustainable profitability."

 

Note:

1              Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating profit adjusted to add back depreciation of property, plant and equipment, amortisation and impairment of acquired intangible assets and any other acquisition-related charges, share based payment charges and exceptional items. Exceptional items are those items believed to be exceptional in nature by virtue of their size and or incidence. Exceptional items in the period to 30 June 2017 comprise restructuring costs of £0.3m (2016: Exceptional items in 2016 comprised termination costs of £0.2m).

 

Business Review

Introduction

The Group is pleased to report it has made significant progress in the first half of 2017 and has continued to deliver market leading solutions and services to our customers across the defence, government and industrial markets. 

In July 2017, post period end, the Group announced a transformational £20.8m fundraising (net of expenses), strongly supported by existing shareholders and achieving an objective of management to introduce new investors to the Company. The proceeds will be used primarily to fund acquisitions that have the potential to grow the business in terms of both widening the Group's capabilities and in earnings accretion. 

The Group continues to invest in its businesses to create a balanced offering and the Board remains focused on business priorities to: 

·     Strengthen the Group's services capability by attracting talented systems and software engineers

·     Build an experienced team to support planned acquisition activity

·     Enhance capability and streamline operational effectiveness to drive profitability

·     Leverage existing relationships with major customers to maximise value and expand service offerings

·     Better connect the Group's business units, share capability efficiently and adding value through cross-selling services and products

·     Enhance product offering and market reach through acquisition and by continued investment in the existing business

 

Financial Overview

The Group has continued to improve profitability at an adjusted EBITDA1 level in the first half, through revenue growth in our core markets supported by a growing order book.

A strong close to 2016 in terms of order capture set the business up for a very positive start to the year. This momentum was sustained throughout the first half with a record order intake in the period of £27.4m, positioning the Group well as it enters the second half of the year. First half order intake was more than three times that for the equivalent period last year (H1 2016: £8.3m) and provided a sizeable closing order book of £30.8m, more than double the figure last year (H1 2016: £13.4m). With a number of these new orders taking the form of long term contracts, the Group also has enhanced revenue visibility going forward. 

Order intake was strongest in the defence sector, with large contracts secured for equipment supply and equipment support, and for project services in large-scale secure communications systems. The Group continues to develop new opportunities and has an active sales pipeline.

Efficient conversion of the order book saw revenue grow to £13.6m (H1 2016: £9.4m) with positive momentum across both Engineering and Services. Engineering revenue grew £2.8m to £10.7m and Services revenue doubled to £2.9m. The Group's export business also grew, and was further supported by a £1.9m order from a new major maritime customer in South-East Asia, received in July 2017.

Central costs remained flat in the first half at £0.6m (H1 2016: £0.6m). All costs associated with supporting the business units are fully allocated to them.

The Group's revenue growth and continued focus on operational effectiveness has fed through to further improvement in operating loss, which fell by £0.5m to £0.3m, and adjusted EBITDA1 which grew to £0.8m (H1 2016: breakeven).

The Group cash balance at 30 June 2017 was £6.7m (31 December 2016: £9.2m): 

·     Cash consumed in the first half from operations was £1.0m, reflecting timing of a significant collection associated with a large defence contract, originally expected in early 2017, that was received at the end of the 2016 financial year  

·     Cash used in investments was £1.5m, which includes the acquisitions of ALS and FSS, plus investment in manufacturing equipment to launch the Advanced Manufacturing Centre ("AMC") in Dukinfield

Management views the underlying cash position to be positive and expects to retain a healthy cash balance at the year end, in line with market expectations.

 

Engineering businesses

During the first half of the year, both parts of our engineering activity were focused on providing a solid and resilient platform for the Group to grow. Two large defence contracts were secured to provide long-term revenue visibility.

On 3 April 2017, the Group announced an agreement with the MoD under which TPG will manage equipment availability and spares provision for air purification systems on board Royal Navy submarines currently in service. The five-year contract has an option for a further two year extension and is estimated by the Company and the MoD to be worth at least £22m (at 2017 prices) over seven years, although the final value is dependent on spares usage. This contract is a framework and so is called off progressively over its term. The full value does not, therefore, appear on the Company's current order book. The value of orders booked in the first half of 2017 was £8.7m.

In the equipment supply area, an order for multiple oxygen generation systems for MoD submarines was confirmed. The framework contract was agreed for up to eight Combined Oxygen Generating Systems ("COGS") and additional ancillary items to upgrade in-service Royal Navy submarines. The framework contract has a potential value of up to £22.5m if all systems are ordered. On 4 May 2017, the Group announced the first call-off from the MoD under this framework, worth £9.7m. This first tranche of work is for four COGS systems plus associated documentation and logistics support to be built at TPG's facility in Portsmouth and delivered progressively over the next three years. The balance of the contract value will be added to the order book as it called off over the remainder of the contract life. 

The Group has also invested in manufacturing and inspection equipment to launch the AMC at the Dukinfield facility in Greater Manchester. The AMC was set up initially to support the Group's contract with GE Oil & Gas (now Baker Hughes, a GE company) announced on 6 December 2016. It is equipped with high precision, high capacity machining centres, metrology and manufacturing systems that will serve a wide range of opportunities in aerospace, defence and other high-integrity applications.

 

Services businesses

The Group's Services businesses have evolved significantly during the first half of 2017. Two primary initiatives were implemented: 

•              the streamlining of the business to create a single services platform from which to deliver the full range of Group capabilities in a consistent way, and

•              the acquisition and integration of ALS and FSS to add new capabilities, capacity and customer relationships.

The resulting consolidation of business methods has greatly reduced overlap or duplication of business processes and has established a Group-wide template to facilitate the addition of future acquired services businesses as opportunities arise. This restructuring incurred exceptional one-time restructuring costs of c£0.3m.

Services revenue doubled year-on-year to £2.9m (H1 2016: £1.5m) and contributed towards balancing business activities across the Group. Services generated 21% of Group revenue (H1 2016: 16%). The relative growth in this area is expected to continue to improve the balance of Group revenues in the long term.

The Services business is now set up to provide:

•              Technical project management - services to monitor, control and integrate engineering activities to help our customers achieve their strategic objectives on time and to cost, quality and performance requirements.

•              Systems engineering - requirements capture, architecture, software development, assurance and delivery roles in aerospace and defence domains on complex operational, mission- and safety-critical systems.

•              Through-life support - managing the long-term availability and performance of complex equipment and systems.

•              Project resourcing - supplying permanent and contract engineering resources across the aerospace and defence sectors.

A notable contract was secured in the period to provide independent technical support to an advanced communications and information management system for the Army HQ. This is a strategic MoD programme to provide information superiority to UK Commanders in the Land Environment through better information exploitation between headquarters and individual troops. TPG are providing expert skills in systems engineering, project and programme management and business analysis to complement the Army's own resources. This represents a major achievement as the Group secured its first contract with the UK Army.

In addition, the Group was awarded listing on the MoD's Multi-Participant Framework Agreement for Technical Support (FATS/5). This is a service catalogue that allows the MoD to procure technical service work packages from pre-approved participants and provides ready access to a pipeline of future business opportunities for the Services business.

 

Update on acquisition targets

The Company raised £20.8 million (net of expenses) towards the end of July. The proceeds will be used to support a programme of investment in the existing business together with the acquisition of suitable companies that demonstrate synergies with the Group's current activities, and that are intended to be accretive to earnings in the first full year following completion of their acquisition. 

The Directors continue to evaluate a number of acquisition opportunities and have identified several in areas including simulation, emulation, mission control systems, satellite technologies and unmanned air vehicles, where discussions are ongoing. The Board is aiming to complete the first acquisition by the end of the year. 

 

Strategy and Outlook

The Group is firmly focused on further developing TPG into a highly profitable business, generating annual revenues of between £90m and £100m in 2020. The Board firmly believes the defence, aerospace and government sectors offer scope to accelerate growth through the Group's leading position as a services and engineering business with a blue-chip customer base.

Over the first half of 2017 we have delivered improving organic performance, completed successful acquisitions and built a solid platform with a strategy for ambitious growth. 

The acquisitions completed in February, the strengthening of the Board and the recent fundraising are key components of this plan and demonstrate that the business is ready and equipped for the next phase.

The Group's near-term strategy is in two parts - to focus on the effective management of the existing business in order to provide the strongest of platforms for the investments that are planned; and looking outwards, to identify, evaluate and complete suitable acquisitions and then integrate them into the Group in order to materially increase shareholder value. 

The Group has seen increasing export opportunities and business in Europe, the Americas and most notably South-East Asia. This includes direct sales opportunities and technology developments to enhance existing products. 

We have a strong platform from which to grow and achieve our targets and we look forward to achieving these targets and generating considerable shareholder value as we do so. 

The Group performance provides the Board with confidence that the business will continue to trade in line with 2017 market expectations and build towards sustainable growth and profitability.

 

 

Phil Cartmell                                                                     Derren Stroud

Chief Executive Officer                                                 Chief Financial Officer

12 September 2017


Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

 

 

 


Unaudited

Six months ended

30 June 

2017

 

Unaudited

Six months ended

30 June

2016

Re-stated2

Audited

Year ended

31 December

2016

 


£'000

£'000

£'000









Revenue

13,640

9,363

21,226





Cost of sales

(9,933)

(6,878)

(14,748)





Gross profit

3,707

2,485

6,478





Distribution costs

(103)

(188)

(361)

Administrative expenses

(3,876)

(3,074)

(6,381)

Operating loss

(272)

(777)

(264)





Adjusted EBITDA1

760

12

1,066

Depreciation, amortization and impairment

(615)

(540)

  (1,051)

Acquisition related cost

(89)

-

(44)

Exceptional items

(305)

(231)

(231)

Share based payments

(23)

(18)

(4)

Operating loss

(272)

(777)

(264)





Finance cost

-

(69)

(69)





Loss before income tax

(272)

(846)

(333)





Income tax (charge)/credit

(28)

22

134





Total comprehensive loss for the period attributable to shareholders

(300)

(824)

(199)





Loss per share expressed in pence per share

Pence

Pence

Pence

Basic and diluted loss per share

  (0.07)

(0.20)

(0.05)

All results relate to continuing activities.

 

 

1          Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating profit adjusted to add back depreciation of property, plant and equipment, amortisation and impairment of acquired intangible assets and any other acquisition-related charges, share based payment charges and exceptional items. Exceptional items are those items believed to be exceptional in nature by virtue of their size and or incidence. Exceptional items in the period to 30 June 2017 comprise restructuring costs of £305k (2016: Exceptional items in 2016 comprised termination costs of £231k).

2          Refer to note 2 for details of re-statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

 

 

 

Unaudited

30 June 2017

 

Unaudited

30 June 2016

Re-stated1

Audited

31 December 2016

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

ASSETS




Non-current assets




Goodwill

3,918

3,918

3,918

Other intangible assets

10,298

9,054

8,775

Property, plant and equipment 

1,053

693

667


15,269

13,665

13,360

Current assets 




Inventories

540

136

116

Trade and other receivables 

7,844

5,871

7,291

Taxation recoverable

-

79

71

Cash and cash equivalents 

6,749

7,482

9,160


15,133

13,568

16,638

Total assets

30,402

27,233

29,998

LIABILITIES 




Current liabilities 




Trade and other payables

(9,263)

(6,338)

(8,411)


(9,263)

(6,338)

(8,411)

Non-current liabilities





Deferred taxation

(1,081)

(949)

(823)

Provisions

(673)

(894)

(1,101)


(1,754)

(1,843)

(1,924)

Total liabilities

(11,017)

(8,181)

(10,335)

Net assets 

19,385

19,052

19,663

EQUITY 





Share capital 

4,225

42,246

4,225

Share premium 

-

13,769

-

Capital redemption reserve 

-

575

-

Own shares held by the Employee Benefit Trust

(561)

(561)

(561)

Share-based payments reserve 

1,201

1,192

1,178

Retained earnings 

14,520

(38,169)

14,821

Total equity 

19,385

19,052

19,663

 

1          Refer to note 2 for details of re-statement

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 

 








 

Share capital

Share premium

Capital redemption reserve

Own shares held by EBT

Share-based payments reserve

Retained earnings

Re-stated1

Total

Six months to 30 June 2017

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance at 

1 January 2017

4,225

-

-

(561)

1,178

14,821

19,663

IFRS 2 share option charge

-

-

-

-

23

-

23

Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

-

-

(300)

(300)

Balance at 

30 June 2017

4,225

-

-

(561)

1,201

14,521

19,386

Six months to 30 June 2016


Balance at 

1 January 2016                  

42,246

13,769

575

(561)

1,174

(37,345)

19,858

IFRS 2 share option charge

-

-

-

-

18

-

18

Total comprehensive loss for the period

-

-

-

-

-

(824)

(824)

Balance at 

30 June 2016

42,246

13,769

575

(561)

1,192

(38,169)

19,052

 

Year to 31 December 2016


Balance at 

1 January 2016                  

42,246

13,769

575

(561)

1,174

(37,345)

19,858

Capital reduction

(38,021)

(13,769)

(575)

-

-

52,365

-

IFRS 2 share option charge

-

-

-

-

4

-

4

Total comprehensive loss for the year

-

-

-

-

-

(199)

(199)

Balance at 

31 December 2016

4,225

-

-

(561)

1,178

(14,821)

19,663

 

1          Refer to note 2 for details of re-statement

 


Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 

 

Unaudited

Six months ended

30 June 2017

Unaudited

Six months ended

30 June 2016

Audited 

Year ended

31 December 2016

 

£'000

 £'000 

 £'000 

Operating activities

 

 

 

Loss before income tax

(272)

(846)

(333)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Depreciation

86

81

98

Amortisation

529

459

953

Finance cost

-

69

69

Share-based payment expense

23

18

4

(Increase)/decrease in inventories

(244)

33

53

(Increase)/decrease in trade and other receivables

(145)

496

(836)

(Decrease)/increase in trade and other payables

(512)

582

2,563

(Decrease)/increase in provisions

(428)

(202)

5

 

(962)

690

2,576

Income tax received

60

-

-

Net cash (used in)/ generated from operating activities

(903)

690

2,576

 

Investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of subsidiary, net of cash acquired

(1,037)

-

-

Interest received

-

1

1

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(450)

(160)

(313)

Purchase of Computer Software

(18)

(54)

(106)

Net cash used in investing activities

(1,505)

(213)

(418)

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

Repayment of hire purchase liabilities 

(3)

-

(3)

Net cash from financing activities

(3)

-

(3)

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(2,411)

477

2,155

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

9,160

7,005

7,005

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

6,749

7,482

9,160


Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

 

1. Nature of operations and general information

 

Following the refinement of the Group's strategy, the business is now managed along two distinct business units. The principal activities of TP Group plc and its subsidiaries (the "Group") comprise:

 

·      TPG Engineering - activities include the design, manufacture, installation and support of complex equipment. These include air purification equipment for submarines including oxygen/hydrogen generation and purification, air handling and distribution systems, heat exchange equipment used in the heating and cooling of large scale industrial processes, and other fabricated structures. This segment is a combination of the prior segments TPG Maritime and TPG Engineering.

·      TPG Services - the provision of know-how and experience to add value in large and complex enterprises. Services include technical project management, systems engineering, design, software development and assurance. This segment is a combination of the prior segments TPG Design & Technology, TPG Managed Solutions and the acquired businesses of ALS Technologies Ltd and Flexible Software Solutions Ltd.

 

In 2016, the Group reported along four business units as follows.

 

·      TPG Maritime - activities include the provision of air purification equipment for submarines including oxygen/hydrogen generation and purification, air handling and distribution systems.

 

·      TPG Engineering - activities include the manufacture of heat exchange equipment used in the heating and cooling of large scale industrial processes and other fabricated structures.

 

·      TPG Design and Technology - specialises in the design and development of high-speed turbomachinery. Innovative compressors and expander generators use patented technologies.

 

·      TPG Managed Solutions - services to major organisations through prime contracting and provision of specialist resources

 

Central unallocated costs are specific costs associated with the Group's AIM listing and other Group operational costs that are not charged out to the operating companies.

 

TP Group plc (the "Parent Company") is the Group's ultimate parent company which is incorporated and domiciled in the United Kingdom. The address of the registered office of the Company is Cody Technology Park, Old Ively Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0LX. The Parent Company's shares are listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements are presented in pounds sterling, which is also the functional currency of the Parent Company, and all values are rounded to the nearest thousand pounds except when otherwise indicated.

 

The financial information set out in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The Group's statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016, prepared under IFRS as adopted by the EU, have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on the 2016 financial statements was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) or Section 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements were approved for issue by the Board of Directors on 11th September 2017.

 

2. Basis of preparation

 

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements are for the six months ended 30 June 2017. They have been prepared following the principal accounting policies and methods of computation set out in the Group's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016.

 

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention using accounting policies consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union. The same accounting policies, presentation and methods of computation are followed in the condensed set of financial statements as applied in the Group's latest annual audited financial statements. While the financial figures included in this half-yearly report have been computed in accordance with IFRS applicable to interim periods, this half-yearly report does not contain sufficient information to constitute an interim financial report as that term is defined in IAS 34.

 

Going concern

The Directors are satisfied that the Group has adequate resources to continue in business for the foreseeable future, and accordingly continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the accounts. 



 

2. Basis of preparation (continued)

Prior year re-statement (H1 2016)

In 2016, the Group identified that a deferred tax liability previously recognised upon acquisition of TPG Maritime on 5 April 2012 and Shaw Sheet Metal Company on 30 January 2015, had been incorrectly accounted for. This also affected the value of goodwill identified as part of the business combination accounting. 

The business combination accounting treatment has, therefore been re-stated in the H1 2016 financial statements. The effects of the re-statement are as outlined below:










H1 2016

Re-stated

 

H1 2016

Original

 




£'000

£'000







Goodwill


3,918

4,953


Deferred tax liability


(949)

(1,636)


Tax credit


22

70


Retained earnings


(38,169)

(37,821)


Total comprehensive loss for the year attributable to shareholders


(824)

(776)

             

 

Restatement of comparative segmental results for 2017

As set out in Note 1, the presentation of the audited segmental results for the year to 31 December 2016 and the unaudited segmental results for the six months to 30 June 2016 have been reclassified to be consistent with the current year presentation.  The overall reported loss for the period has not changed. 


3. Segmental Reporting

 

Following the refinement of the Group's strategy the business is managed along two distinct business units The following table presents revenue and profit information for each new business segment.

 

TPG 

Engineering2

TPG

Services2

Central unallocated costs

Group

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Six months ended
30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

Revenue

10,715

2,925

-

13,640

Operating profit/(loss)

1,055

(535)

(795)

(275)

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

514

3

101

618

Acquisition related cost

-

-

89

89

Exceptional items

-

305

-

305

Share based payments 

-

-

23

23

Adjusted EBITDA1

1,569

(227)

(582)

760

 

Six months ended
30 June 2016





Revenue

7,904

1,459

-

9,363

Operating profit/(loss)

659

(613)

(823)

(777)

Depreciation, amortization and impairment

511

8

21

540

Exceptional items

-

-

231

231

Share based payments 

-

-

18

18

Adjusted EBITDA1

1,170

(605)

(553)

12

 

Year ended
31 December 2016

 

 

 

 

Revenue

19,080

2,146

-

21,226

Operating profit/(loss)

2,168

(1,008)

(1,424)

(264)

Depreciation, amortization and impairment

1,032

19

-

1,051

Acquisition related costs

-

-

44

44

Exceptional items

-

-

231

231

Share based payments 

-

-

4

4

Adjusted EBITDA1

3,200

(989)

(1,145)

1,066

 

1         Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating profit adjusted to add back depreciation of property, plant and equipment, amortisation and impairment of acquired intangible assets and any other acquisition-related charges, share based payment charges and exceptional items. Exceptional items are those items believed to be exceptional in nature by virtue of their size and or incidence. Exceptional items in the period to 30 June 2017 comprise restructuring costs of £305k (2016: Exceptional items in 2016 comprised termination costs of £231k).

2         The presentation of the unaudited segmental results for the six months to 30 June 2016 and 31 December 2016 have been reclassified to be consistent with the current year presentation in line with the Group's refined strategy.  The overall reported loss for the period has not changed. TPG Engineering is a combination of the 2016 segments TPG Maritime and TPG Engineering, TPG Services is a combination of the 2016 segments TPG Design & Technology, TPG Managed Solutions and the acquired businesses of ALS Technologies Ltd and Flexible Software Solutions Ltd.

 

3. Segmental Reporting (continued)

 

The following table presents revenue and profit information for each business segment, as previously applied in the business for the year ended 31 December 2016.

 

TPG

Maritime

TPG

Engineering

TPG

D&T

TPG 

MS2

Central unallocated costs

Group

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Six months ended
30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

6,769

3,946

313

2,612

13,640

Operating profit/(loss)

1,579

(524)

(475)

(60)

(795)

(275)

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

425

89

2

2

101

618

Acquisition related cost

-

-

-

-

89

89

Exceptional items

305

 -

-

305

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

23

23

Adjusted EBITDA1

2,003

(435)

(168)

(58)

(582)

760

 

Six months ended
30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

5,155

2,749

279

1,180

-

9,363

Operating profit/(loss)

1,300

(641)

(752)

139

(823)

(777)

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

421

90

8

-

21

540

Exceptional items

-

-

-

-

231

231

Share based payments 

-

-

-

-

18

18

Adjusted EBITDA1

1,721

(551)

(744)

139

(553)

12

 

Year ended
31 December 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

12,229

6,851

757

1,389

-

21,226

Operating profit/(loss)

3,335

(1,167)

(975)

(33)

(1,424)

(264)

Depreciation, amortisation and impairment

859

173

16

3

-

1,051

Acquisition related cost

-

-

-

-

44

44

Exceptional items

-

-

-

-

231

231

Share based payments 

-

-

-

-

4

4

Adjusted EBITDA1

4,194

(994)

(959)

(30)

(1,145)

1,066

 

1         Adjusted EBITDA is defined as operating profit adjusted to add back depreciation of property, plant and equipment, amortisation and impairment of acquired intangible assets and any other acquisition-related charges, share based payment charges and exceptional items. Exceptional items are those items believed to be exceptional in nature by virtue of their size and or incidence. Exceptional items in the period to 30 June 2017 comprise restructuring costs of £305k (2016: Exceptional items in 2016 comprised termination costs of £231k).

2         The TPG MS 2017 numbers include the acquired businesses of ALS Technologies Ltd and Flexible Software Solutions Ltd.

 

 

 

 

4. Loss per share

 

The calculation of the basic loss per share is based on the loss after tax for the period divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period as follows:  

 

 

Unaudited

Six months ended

30 June 2017

Unaudited

Six months ended

30 June 2016

Audited

Year ended

31 December 2016

 

number

number

number

Weighted average shares in issue

420,857,956

420,857,956

420,857,956

 

 

The weighted average number of shares in issue has been reduced by deducting the weighted average number of shares held by the Employee Benefit Trust of 1,606,770 shares (six months ended 30 June 2016 and year ended 31 December 2016: 1,606,770 shares).  

 

The issue of additional shares on exercise of employee share options would decrease the basic loss per share and there is therefore no dilutive effect of employee share options.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Business combinations during the period

 

On 6 February 2017, the Group through its parent company TP Group plc, acquired 100% of the issued share capital of ALS Technologies Limited ("ALS") and Flexible Solutions Software Limited ("FSS") on a normalised working capital and cash free/debt free basis, for a combined initial consideration of £1.25 million and a maximum further discounted deferred consideration of £1.8 million based on the combined performance of both businesses. The acquisition costs have been paid in cash from the Group's existing cash resources. ALS and FSS specialise in providing consulting services to both the public and private sectors. Payback of the investment is expected within four years.

 

The principal reason for this acquisition is to support the Group's evolution as a diversified engineering group providing not only design and manufacture of bespoke engineering solutions but also technical support and management to both the public and private sectors. Both FSS and ALS now form part of the Services business segment. 



Provisional estimates of the fair value of identifiable assets and liabilities acquired are as follows:








ALS and FSS 


Book Value

 

Fair Value

 




£'000

£'000







Property, plant & equipment


22

22


Identifiable intangible assets


-

2,035


Cash and cash equivalents


440

440


Financial assets


592

592


Financial liabilities


(548)

(548)


Deferred taxation


-

(346)


Total identifiable net assets


506

2,195







Goodwill arising on consolidation