Interim Results

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Oxford Metrics PLC
30 May 2018
 

30 May 2018

Oxford Metrics plc

 

("Oxford Metrics", the "Company" or the "Group")

Interim Results for the six months ended 31 March 2018

 

 

Oxford Metrics plc (LSE: OMG), the international software company servicing government, life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets, announces interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2018.

 

Financial Key Points

 

·     Headline Group Revenue of £14.3m, up 10.9% (H1 FY17: £12.9m) - record first half performance, on track with strategic plan.

·     Adjusted PBT* of £1.5m (H1 FY17: £1.6m), in line with our expectations.

·     Group cash stands at £9.2m (H1 FY17: £11.1m) following purchase of IMeasureU and dividend payments balanced by continued strong cash generation.

·     Growth initiatives at Yotta yielding results:

Annualised Recurring Revenue ('ARR') up 22.5% year-on-year.

100% retention of growing SaaS customer base during first half.

As at 29th May 2018, ARR stood at £5.6m (H1 FY17: £4.3m).

·     Headline Vicon revenue up 14% year-on-year (21% at constant currency) - extended product range gaining traction and driving growth.

 

Strategic Progress

 

·     Five-year strategic growth plan launched in 2016 with two key financial objectives: by 2021, aim to double Group profit and triple recurring revenues.

·     Good progress towards objective for Year Two to leverage FY17 investments to amplify growth of recurring revenues and profitability.

 

Operational Key Points

 

·     Strategy for Yotta: develop cloud-based software products, expand internationally and grow recurring revenues. That growth is driven through three different routes:

Direct: new customer wins for both Horizons (Abertis Chile and Itineris) and Alloy (Stockton and Cambridgeshire Districts).

Resellers: international indirect channel expanded to 8 resellers (H1 FY17: 3).

OEM: partnerships with Tvilight and Pavement Management Services with Alloy and Horizons powering their respective software platforms and helping the Group establish foothold in new geographies.

Post period end completed process to dispose of Yotta Surveying activities.

·     Strategy for Vicon: strengthen and protect profitable market leader.

Launched Shōgun 1.2 to maintain leadership in Entertainment market - software update aimed at meeting the growing demands of game, film and Virtual Reality (VR) production.

Integration of IMeasureU sensor technology into Vicon Nexus software, broadening motion capture applications and enabling optical and inertial data to be collected together.

Launched SaaS solution for elite sports - IMU Step - to analyse and optimise an athlete's training programme.

Traction in Virtual Reality market with Vicon partnering with Epic Games, Cubic Motion & 3Lateral to create Siren demonstration at GDC 2018, making the virtual ever more real.

Vicon technology used in recent films Ready Player One, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 2018 Visual Effects Academy Award winner, Blade Runner 2049.

 

 

Commenting on the results Nick Bolton, Chief Executive Officer said:

 

"This has been an encouraging start to the year. We have delivered double-digit revenue growth as the targeted investments in our development teams and sales channels begin to pay off. Vicon has secured its position as a profitable market leader and continues to deliver excellent performances half-on-half. At Yotta, strong strategic foundations have been built as we continue to expand internationally through new partners and gain sales momentum.

 

Our aim for this second year of our five-year plan was to amplify profits and recurring revenues. We are delivering against those goals and continue to track in-line with our long term objectives. As we enter the second half, the sales pipelines remain strong - all of which underpins our confidence in delivering in line with current market expectations for the full year as well as on our long term growth prospects."

 

 

For further information please contact:

 

Oxford Metrics

+44 (0) 1865 261860

Nick Bolton, CEO

 

David Deacon, CFO

 

 

 

FTI Consulting

+44 (0) 20 3727 1021

Matt Dixon / Emma Hall / Harry Staight

 

 

 

N+1 Singer (NOMAD to OMG)

+44 (0) 20 7496 3000

Shaun Dobson / Jen Boorer

 

 

 

About Oxford Metrics

Oxford Metrics develops and markets analytics software for motion measurement and infrastructure asset management to customers in over 70 countries worldwide. Our list of clients across the globe is as diverse as the markets we operate in; we help highways authorities manage and maintain their road networks, hospitals and clinicians decide therapeutic strategies and Hollywood studios create stunning visual effects. And the diversity of applications is growing all the time.

 

The Group trades through two subsidiaries: Vicon and Yotta. Vicon is the world's leader in high precision motion measurement analysis to thousands of customers worldwide, including Guy's Hospital, EA Sports, MIT and NASA and our software is used in an ever expanding range of applications. Yotta provides cloud-based infrastructure asset management software to central and local government agencies and other infrastructure owners. Yotta has a large number of high profile clients including Highways England and Amey in the UK and VicRoads in Australia amongst others.

 

Founded in 1984 our Group is headquartered in Oxford with offices in Leamington Spa, Gloucester, California, Colorado, Singapore and Auckland. Since 2001, Oxford Metrics (LSE: OMG), has been a quoted company listed on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange.

 

For more information about Oxford Metrics, visit www.oxfordmetrics.com

 

 

 

Chairman and Chief Executive's Statement

 

Overall the Group has traded well in the first half setting a new record revenue performance on a continuing operations basis of £14.3m (H1 FY17: £12.9m), up 10.9% on last year at a headline level and 15.6% on a constant currency basis. Adjusted PBT* of £1.5m (H1 FY17: £1.6m) is reported reflecting the full year effect of investment activities relating to the five-year plan made in FY17 and the transition from perpetual license to SaaS which will provide us with improved visibility over the longer term but impacted profits by £0.4m in the first half. This strong performance converted well to cash flow with Group cash standing at £9.2m on 31 March 2018.

 

KPI

Revenue

PBT

Adjusted PBT*

 

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

Group

£14.3m

£12.9m

£1.2m

£1.5m

£1.5m

£1.6m

 

The Group continued to make progress towards achieving our strategic five-year plan, launched in 2016, of doubling profits and tripling recurring revenues by 2021. In particular, the annual value of Yotta recurring revenues increased to £5.3m (H1 FY17: £4.3m) representing a year-on-year increase of 22.5%.

 

The Group overall is on target to achieve market expectations for the current financial year.

 

A dividend of 1.20p per share in respect of the year ended 30 September 2017 was paid to shareholders in March 2018, following formal approval at the AGM. This represented an increase of 20% over the dividend paid in the previous year, in line with the Company's progressive dividend policy. When we announced the new plan in December 2016, we stated our aim to deliver an average dividend cover of 2.0x over the five-year period.

 

 

Strategic Progress

 

The first half saw the Group deliver both a strong trading performance and visible progress against our strategic plan announced in December 2016 to "amplify the core". As a reminder, this plan aims to drive growth by amplifying our core strengths and capabilities across our core products, markets and customers. In this way, we aim, by 2021, to double Group profit and to triple recurring revenues.

 

We remain confident in our strategy as both our Yotta and Vicon businesses continue to be strong within their respective marketplaces. They both have differentiated products with clear product roadmaps, global customer bases and capable teams driving their plans. We will amplify our core strengths through carefully targeted investments.

 

Yotta

 

Our strategic plan at Yotta is to broaden the capabilities, and therefore market appeal, of our products and to grow a domestic and international customer base for those broadened products. In the last financial year, we accelerated investment in both of these areas and saw the first fruits of these initiatives coming to pass towards the end of the financial year, including the shipment of Alloy, Yotta's new asset management platform, in September 2017, and growth of our reseller network. Since then and through the first half of this new fiscal year we are pleased to report both trends have continued.

 

New capabilities have been added to Alloy over the first half, including the software now being available in five different languages and most notably the arrival of Alloy Mobile. This new app, available globally, enables users working out in the field to gain easy, secure access to all the benefits of Alloy but now through a smartphone or tablet.

 

The second important step in the strategic plan for Yotta was to strengthen our channel in both the UK and internationally. As a reminder Yotta has three important growth drivers: growth through direct sales in the UK and Australia, growth through indirect sales via a network of independent international resellers and growth through OEMs, where third-party companies re-label our software products as their own which they then market through their existing channels and sales teams.

 

·     Direct - sales grew through wins across the UK, including Stockton, South Tyneside and Cambridgeshire, and we also delivered a significant Horizons upgrade at Highways England.

 

·     Resellers - our international network of indirect resellers grew to 8 (H1 FY17: 3). We signed our first customers in Chile and Colombia and further customers in Netherlands, taking Yotta to 32 international customers (H1 FY17: 20).

 

·     OEM - in the first half we signed two OEM partners, Pavement Management Services in Australia and Tvilight in the Netherlands. Tvilight is a Smart City solution provider focused on the European market. With an installed base of more than 250 projects, the company specialises in sensors, wireless lighting controllers and connected light management solutions for outdoor applications. Through the relationship, Tvilight's CityManager platform, which is designed to optimise management of public assets like streetlights and streamline asset-related operational activities, is now powered by Alloy.

 

Post period end, the Group announced the sale of Yotta Surveying Limited to Ginger Group, a major construction and civil engineering company. The sale completes the disposal process first announced by the Company in June 2017 and is in line with the Group's strategy.

 

Vicon

 

Turning to Vicon, our strategy here is to fortify the business by extending our product range to both increase its appeal in our existing markets and extend its capabilities to meet demand in new markets. This means targeting our R&D spend to both enhance our capabilities and maintain leadership within our markets. This is a proven approach to growing our market share inside a marketplace which itself is growing. Indeed, over the past three years, first half revenues at Vicon have grown by 44% equivalent to CAGR of 9.2% over the period. We made a number of key moves in the first half to continue to drive this trend.

 

Firstly integration of the IMeasureU (IMU) business, acquired in June 2017, is progressing well. The acquisition offers four key benefits: cross-sell IMU's high quality inertial measurement sensors to the Vicon customer base, accelerate the Vicon product roadmap, expand the Total Addressable Market for the combined company, and increase the quality and recurring nature of Vicon's revenues through the IMU Step Software as a Service (SaaS) product. One year on, we are pleased to report progress on all fronts. Cross-selling efforts have led to Vicon customers taking up IMU sensors, which are now also available to buy through our web shop. As well as adding IMU sensors to existing Vicon systems, we now have new customers buying combined Vicon optical and IMU sensor systems. The first half also saw the delivery of key milestones in IMU's engagements with the defence industry, providing systems and consultancy relating to "black box" recording for soldiers.

 

Perhaps the biggest news for IMU in the first half was the launch of our SaaS solution for elite sports - IMU Step. This solution utilises two IMU sensors attached to each ankle of an athlete producing highly accurate movement data. This data is then uploaded to our cloud software, which analyses the movement data and then provides highly visual reports detailing the lower limb load the player experienced during that training session. In this way, coaches gain an objective view of the stress the player endured and thus can optimise the athlete's training. The system is already in use in the NBA, Pac-12 schools and Harvard University, and we are now driving its adoption in other athletic programmes across the world.

 

Vicon's optical measurement range also received enhancement during the period, with the release of Nexus 2.7 and Shōgun 1.2. Shōgun continues to drive sales and upgrades in our entertainment segment. Of particular note in the first half were system acquisitions by a number of large and growing video games companies including EA, Creative Assembly and Seasun Games. Furthermore, long-standing customer, Epic Games, creators of Unreal Engine technology and the smash-hit video game, Fortnite, upgraded to a Vicon Vantage system.

 

Lastly, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) opportunities have grown throughout the first half. Vicon is already being used by the major blue-chip companies active in the VR/AR market, many of whom are household names. Of particular note is the growth of interest in location-based VR, where customers share collective VR experiences in a specific location, such as a cinema, theme-park or museum. In these experiences, users are free to explore a specific virtual world and story (e.g. a scene from a movie or walking across the surface of Mars) and interact with each other and virtual characters. It represents the next step in location-based entertainment and requires robust, accurate positional motion tracking, which Vicon has 34 years' experience in delivering. Underlining the growing interest in VR, Vicon recently partnered with Epic Games, Cubic Motion and 3Lateral to demonstrate Siren, an incredibly realistic real-time generated virtual character, which became the highlight of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco in March 2018. Vicon is leading the way in making the virtual ever more real.

 

In summary, we continue to make good progress at both Yotta and Vicon on our five-year growth plan. In this way, as we amplify our core capabilities, we aim to drive value for all our stakeholders: customers, staff and shareholders.

 

 

Financial Performance

 

During the first half, Group revenue increased year-on-year by 10.9% to £14.3m (H1 FY17: £12.9m). Adjusting for a foreign exchange headwind, underlying revenue growth was 15.6% on a constant currency basis. The Group reported Adjusted PBT* of £1.5m (H1 FY17: £1.6m), which represents a small decrease of £0.1m but on a constant currency basis there was an improvement of £0.1m. The Group cash position as at 31 March 2018 stood at £9.2m (H1 FY17: £11.1m), the movement reflecting the acquisition of IMeasureU for £2.0m in June 2017 and the payment of a final dividend of £1.5m in March 2018. Cash generated from operations during the first half was £3.5m (H1 FY17: £2.3m excluding the Boeing Receipt). The Group remains debt-free.

 

Yotta

 

KPI

Revenue

PBT

Adjusted PBT*

 

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

Yotta

£3.3m

£3.3m

(£0.8m)

(£0.2m)

(£0.1m)

£0.6m

 

Post-period end, we completed the disposal of Yotta Surveying Limited to Ginger Group for a cash consideration of £1.0m. The Net Assets of Yotta Surveying at the date of disposal total £0.4m which includes £0.3m in cash and an inter-company liability with Oxford Metrics of £0.6m that will be settled by Ginger Group as part of the transaction. The disposal therefore will yield a net cash inflow to the Group of £1.3m. A loss on disposal of £0.2m (before costs) will be recognised.

 

Yotta reported software revenues of £3.3m (H1 FY17: £3.3m). The reported revenue growth is slightly lower than expected for two reasons. Firstly, the growth in Annualised Recurring Revenues ('ARR') to £5.3m (H1 FY17: £4.3m) came late in the first half and secondly the transition to a SaaS revenue model has had some effect. As at 29th May 2018, ARR stood at £5.6m. In the first half of FY17 the business reported perpetual license revenues of £0.5m which has now reduced to £0.1m but in the longer term the SaaS model will provide the Group with enhanced visibility as Yotta increasingly becomes a recurring revenue based business. Customer retention of the growing SaaS customer base was 100% compared to the start of the financial year; 98% was reported for FY17.

 

Yotta reported an Adjusted loss before tax* of £0.1m (H1 FY17: £0.6m profit) and an unadjusted loss before tax of £0.8m (H1 FY17: £0.2m profit), reflecting the full year effect of strategic investments previously announced.

 

Our growth initiatives within Yotta are progressing well and contributing to the increasing dependability and repeatability of revenue in this business. Whilst the late signing of some new business wins has slowed the pace of recognised revenue growth in the period, the 22.5% increase in ARR is clear evidence that we remain firmly on track with our ambitions for Yotta under our five-year plan.

 

Vicon

 

KPI

Revenue

PBT

Adjusted PBT*

 

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

H1 FY18

H1 FY17

Vicon

£11.0m

£9.6m

£2.0m

£1.4m

£3.0m

2.1m

 

Revenue momentum achieved by Vicon in the last financial year continued into the first half of FY18 with headline revenues of £11.0m (H1 FY17: £9.6m), improving 14.3% year-on-year; on a constant currency basis, underlying revenue growth was even better at 21.0%. Vicon reported an Adjusted PBT* of £3.0m (H1 FY17: £2.1m) and an unadjusted profit before tax of £2.0m (H1 FY17: £1.4m).

 

Vicon reported broadly unchanged product gross margins at 72.6% (H1 FY17: 72.5%) in the first half. Vicon also reported a decrease in working capital largely due to a reduction in inventory to £3.4m (H1 FY17: £4.1m). In the previous year, potential supply chain disruption and the relocation of the business to new premises necessitated carrying higher inventory; this is no longer the case.

 

Vicon's qualified sales pipeline for the second half is currently 10% higher than this time last year so the H2 outlook is promising. Furthermore, Vicon's trading is usually second half-weighted giving us further confidence for the full year.

 

 

Outlook

 

Looking forward to the second half, the Board is encouraged by the strong pipeline of sales opportunities in both Vicon and Yotta. We will continue to pursue our organic "amplify the core" growth strategy and we remain on track to achieve the objectives set out in our five-year plan. Complementing this, the Group will continue to explore value-enhancing acquisition opportunities.

 

Notwithstanding macro-economic uncertainty, the Board remains enthused with the broad array of opportunities for the Group and is confident that, with the expected performance across the business, the Group is on track to meet current market expectations for the year as a whole.

 

 

* Profit/(loss) Before Tax from continuing operations before Group recharges adjusted for share based payments, amortisation of intangibles arising on acquisition, Change in fair value of deferred consideration payable and unwinding of associated discount factor, Pimloc and redundancy costs. The statutory equivalents of the adjusted numbers shown in this statement are disclosed in notes 3 and 5.

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

 

 

 

 

Six months ended

31 March

2018

Six months ended

31 March

2017

Year

ended

30 September 2017

 

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

Revenue

2

14,253

12,852

29,155

 

Cost of sales

 

(4,105)

(3,692)

(8,599)

 

Gross profit

 

10,148

9,160

20,556

 

Sales, support and marketing costs

 

(3,476)

(3,160)

(6,753)

 

Research and development

 

(1,797)

(1,477)

(3,144)

 

Administrative expenses

 

(3,744)

(3,266)

(7,231)

 

Other operating income

 

107

244

297

 

Operating profit

 

1,238

1,501

3,725

 

Finance income

 

11

11

29

 

Finance expense

 

(15)

-

-

Share of post-tax loss of equity accounted associate

 

(50)

(39)

(87)

 

Profit before taxation

2,3

1,184

1,473

3,667

 

Taxation

4

(438)

67

(533)

 

Profit from continuing operations

 

746

1,540

3,134

 

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

(269)

(726)

(2,127)

 

Profit for the period attributable to

owners of the parent during the period

 

 

477

 

814

 

1,007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share for profit on continuing operations attributable to owners of the parent during the year

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (pence)

5

0.60p

1.26p

2.55p

 

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

5

0.58p

1.24p

2.49p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share for profit on total operations attributable to owners of the parent during the year

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (pence)

5

0.38p

0.67p

0.82p

 

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

5

0.37p

0.65p

0.80p

           

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

 

 

Six months ended

31 March

2018

Six months ended

31 March

2017

Year

ended

30 September 2017

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Net profit for the period

 

477

814

1,007

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

Items that will or may be reclassified to profit or loss

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on retranslation of overseas subsidiaries

 

(115)

30

(208)

Recycling of hedging instrument

 

-

-

158

Total other comprehensive (expense)/income

 

(115)

30

(50)

Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to the owners of the parent

 

362

844

957

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

 

 

31 March

2018

31 March

2017

30 September

2017

 

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

Non-current assets

 

 

 

Goodwill and intangible assets

 

11,927

11,106

12,069

Property, plant and equipment

 

2,404

662

1,948

Financial asset - investments

 

182

280

232

Deferred consideration receivable

 

-

117

-

Deferred tax asset

 

127

191

377

 

 

14,640

12,356

14,626

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

3,406

4,062

3,330

Trade and other receivables

 

7,641

8,248

9,992

Cash and cash equivalents

 

9,225

11,130

9,185

 

20,272

23,440

22,507

 

 

 

 

 

Assets classified as held for sale

 

2,247

1,081

3,047

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(7,515)

(6,898)

(9,086)

Current tax liabilities

 

-

(588)

(408)

 

(7,515)

(7,486)

(9,494)

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities directly associated with assets classified as held for sale

 

(437)

(454)

(584)

 

 

 

 

 

Net current assets

 

14,567

16,581

15,476

Total assets less current liabilities

 

29,207

28,937

30,102

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Other liabilities

 

(1,039)

(441)

(1,003)

Provisions

 

(189)

(185)

(185)

Deferred tax liability

 

(1,519)

(1,295)

(1,619)

 

 

(2,747)

(1,921)

(2,807)

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

26,460

27,016

27,295

 

 

 

 

Capital and reserves attributable to the owners of the parent

 

 

 

 

Share capital

6

312

308

308

Shares to be issued

 

65

65

65

Share premium account

 

17,327

17,302

17,302

Retained earnings

 

8,800

9,032

9,549

Foreign currency translation reserve

 

(44)

309

71

Total equity shareholders' funds

 

26,460

27,016

27,295

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASHFLOWS

 

 

 

Six months

ended

31 March

2018

Six months ended

31 March

2017

Year

ended

30 September 2017

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Operating profit from continuing operations

1,238

1,501

3,725

Operating loss from discontinued operations

 

(275)

(308)

(2,139)

Group operating profit

963

1,193

1,586

Depreciation and amortisation

1,245

1,001

2,166

Impairment of intangibles

-

-

1,630

Loss/(profit) on sale of property, plant and equipment

1

(36)

(39)

Profit on sale of intellectual property to associate undertaking

-

-

(208)

Share based payments

163

35

142

Exchange adjustments

(72)

(63)

(360)

Increase in inventories

(110)

(1,357)

(640)

Decrease in receivables

2,832

5,025

664

(Decrease)/increase in payables

 

(1,542)

(1,610)

655

Cash generated from operating activities

3,480

4,188

5,596

Tax (paid)/received

(571)

529

18

Net cash from operating activities

 

2,909

4,717

5,614

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(713)

(187)

(1,680)

Purchase of intangible assets

(809)

(973)

(1,822)

Proceeds on disposal of property, plant and equipment

7

40

55

Proceeds on disposal of subsidiary undertakings

-

-

2,109

Acquisition of subsidiary undertaking net of cash acquired

-

-

(2,042)

Interest paid

(15)

-

-

Interest received

11

11

29

Net cash used in investing activities

 

(1,519)

(1,109)

(3,351)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Issue of ordinary shares

29

473

473

Equity dividends paid

 

(1,499)

(1,224)

(1,224)

Net cash used in financing activities

(1,470)

(751)

(751)

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

(80)

2,857

1,512

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

 

9,785

8,273

8,273

Cash and cash equivalents at end of the period

 

9,705

11,130

9,785

Amount included in cash and cash equivalents

9,225

 

9,185

Amount included in assets classified as held for sale

 

480

 

600

 

 

9,705

11,130

9,785

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES TO EQUITY

 

 

Share

Capital

Shares

to be

issued

Share premium account

Cash flow hedging reserve

Retained earnings

Foreign currency translation reserve

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance as at 1 October 2017

308

65

17,302

-

9,549

71

Net profit for the period

-

-

-

-

477

-

477

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange difference on retranslation of overseas subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

-

(115)

(115)

Transfer between reserves

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Tax recognised directly in equity

-

-

-

-

110

-

110

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

-

-

-

-

(1,499)

-

(1,499)

Issue of share capital

4

-

25

-

-

-

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movement in relation to share based payments

-

-

-

-

163

-

163

Balance as at 31 March 2018

312

65

17,327

-

8,800

(44)

26,460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 October 2016

303

65

16,834

(158)

9,506

279

Net profit for the period

-

-

-

-

814

-

814

Exchange differences on retranslation of overseas subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

-

30

30

Recycling of hedging instrument

-

-

-

158

(158)

-

-

Tax recognised directly in equity

-

-

-

-

59

-

59

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

-

-

-

-

(1,224)

-

(1,224)

Issue of share capital

5

-

468

-

-

-

473

Movement in relation to share options

-

-

-

-

35

-

35

Balance as at 31 March 2017

308

65

17,302

-

9,032

309

27,016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 October 2016

303

65

16,834

(158)

9,506

279

Net profit for the year

-

-

-

-

1,007

-

1,007

Exchange differences on retranslation of overseas subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

-

(208)

(208)

Recycling of hedging instrument

-

-

-

158

-

-

158

Tax recognised directly in equity

-

-

-

-

118

-

118

Transactions with owners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends

-

-

-

-

(1,224)

-

(1,224)

Issue of share capital

5

-

468

-

-

-

473

Movement in relation to share options

-

-

-

-

142

-

142

Balance as at 30 September 2017

308

65

17,302

-

9,549

71

27,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of this interim financial information

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS

 

 

1.  Basis of preparation

 

Oxford Metrics Plc, (the "Company") is a company domiciled in England.  The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of the Company for the six months ended 31 March 2018 comprise the Company and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the "Group").

 

At the date of authorisation of these financial statements the following standards, amendments to standards and interpretations, which have not been adopted early in these financial statements, were issued by the IASB, but not yet effective:

 

•     IFRS 9 'Financial instruments'

•     IFRS 15 'Revenue from contracts with customers'

•     IFRS 16 'Leases'

•     Amendments to IAS 12 'Recognition of deferred tax assets for unrealised losses'

•     Amendments to IAS 7 'Statement of cash flows'

•     Amendments to IAS 40 'Transfers of investment property'

•     Amendments to IFRS 15 'Revenue from contracts with customers'

•     Amendments to IFRS 2 'Share based payments'

•     Amendments to IFRS 4 'Insurance contracts'

•     Amendments to IFRIC 22 'Foreign currency transactions and advance consideration'

•     Amendments to IFRIC 23 'Uncertainty over income tax treatments'

•     Annual improvements to IFRS's (2014-2016) cycle

 

At the date of authorisation of these financial statements, the directors have considered the standards and interpretations which have not been applied in these financial statements that were in issue but not yet effective (and in some cases had not yet been adopted by the EU).  The directors consider that IFRS 9 'Financial instruments', IFRS 15 'Revenue from contracts with customers' and IFRS 16 'Leases' are relevant to the Group.

 

Under IFRS 15 'Revenue from contracts with customers' revenue should be recognised to depict the transfer of goods and services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled.  IFRS 15 also includes specific guidance for multi element arrangements, contract costs and disclosures.  The directors are assessing whether the application of IFRS 15, once effective, will have a material impact on the results of the Group and in particular on the way in which revenue from software and support contracts is recognised.

 

Under IFRS 16 'Leases' all leases are accounted for under a single accounting model for the lessee.  All leases with a term of more than 12 months will result in the recognition of an asset and liability, unless the underlying asset is of low value, and depreciation of lease assets will be recognised separately from interest on lease liabilities in the income statement.  Leases currently designated as operating leases will be impacted and the directors are assessing whether the application of IFRS 16, once effective, will have a material impact on the results of the Group.

 

The directors are also assessing whether the application of IFRS 9, once effective, will have a material impact on the results of the Group.

 

Adoption of the other standards and interpretations referred to above is not expected to have a material impact on the results of the company. Application of these standards may result in some changes in presentation of information within the Company's financial statements.

 

Otherwise, the condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared using accounting policies consistent with those of the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2017.  They are in accordance with IAS 34.

 

The interim financial statements have not been audited or reviewed and the financial information contained in this report does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The comparative figures for the year ended 30 September 2017 are not the statutory accounts but have been extracted from the Group's 2017 financial statements which have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditors' report on those financial statements was unqualified did not contain references to any matters to which the auditors drew attention without qualifying the report and did not contain a statement under Section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006. 

 

 

2.  Segmental reporting

 

Segment information is presented in the condensed consolidated interim financial statements in respect of the Group's business segments, which are reported to the Chief Operating Decision Maker (CODM). The Group has identified the Board of Directors of Oxford Metrics plc, ("the Board") as the CODM. The business segment reporting reflects the Group's management and internal reporting structure.

 

The Group comprises the following business segments:

 

Vicon Group:  This is the development, production and sale of computer software and equipment for the entertainment, engineering and life science markets; and

 

Yotta Group:  This is the provision of software and services for the management of infrastructure assets and highways surveying services (which are pending disposal) for the Government Agencies, Local Government and major infrastructure contractors.  Yotta Surveying was discontinued during the prior year and is shown within discontinued operations.

 

Other unallocated costs represent head office expenses not recharged to subsidiary companies.

 

Business segments are analysed below:

 

 

Revenue

 

Six months ended

31 March

 2018

Six months ended

31 March

 2017

Year

 ended

30 September

2017

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Vicon UK

6,315

4,366

11,342

Vicon USA

4,635

5,210

11,170

Vicon Group

10,950

9,576

22,512

 

 

 

 

Yotta

3,303

3,276

6,643

Continuing operations

14,253

12,852

29,155

 

 

 

 

Yotta surveying

1,208

973

2,842

Discontinued operations

1,208

973

2,842

 

 

 

 

Oxford Metrics Group

15,461

13,825

31,997

 

 

 

Vicon revenue by market

 

 

 

Engineering

1,740

1,995

4,767

Entertainment

2,951

1,999

6,661

Life sciences

6,259

5,582

11,084

Vicon Group*

10,950

9,576

22,512

 

 

 

Group revenue by type

 

 

 

Sale of hardware

9,419

8,429

20,240

Sale of software

1,831

1,884

3,603

Rendering of services

3,003

2,539

5,312

Continuing operations

14,253

12,852

29,155

 

 

 

 

Rendering of services

1,208

973

2,842

Discontinued operations

1,208

973

2,842

 

 

 

 

Oxford Metrics Group

15,461

13,825

31,997

 

 

 

Yotta revenue by type

 

 

 

Software and related services

3,303

3,276

6,643

Continuing operations

3,303

3,276

6,643

 

 

 

 

Surveying services

1,208

973

2,842

Discontinued operations

1,208

973

2,842

 

 

 

 

Yotta Group

4,511

4,249

9,485

 

 

*This additional information is provided to the Chief Operating Decision Maker.  Further analysis by market is not available.

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

Six months ended

31 March

 2018

Six months ended

31 March

 2017

Year

 ended

30 September

2017

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

By destination

 

 

 

UK

5,106

3,996

8,512

Germany

313

258

554

Bulgaria

6

-

301

Netherlands

254

373

677

Rest of Europe

1,039

370

1,065

North America

4,226

5,161

11,240

Australia

340

539

1,106

Hong Kong

683

995

1,948

Japan

1,443

520

2,441

Rest of Asia Pacific

342

204

549

Other

501

436

762

Continuing operations

14,253

12,852

29,155

 

 

 

 

UK

1,208

932

2,842

Europe

-

41

-

Discontinued operations

1,208

973

2,842

 

 

 

 

Oxford Metrics Group

15,461

13,825

31,997

 

 

 

By origin

 

 

 

UK

9,410

7,576

17,722

North America

4,635

5,210

11,170

Asia Pacific

208

66

263

Continuing operations

14,253

12,852

29,155

 

 

 

 

UK

1,208

973

2,842

Discontinued operations

1,208

973

2,842

 

 

 

 

Oxford Metrics Group

15,461

13,825

31,997

 

 

 

Segment depreciation and amortisation

 

Six months ended

31 March

 2018

Six months ended

31 March

 2017

Year

 ended

30 September

2017

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Vicon UK

751

526

1,188

Vicon USA

27

12

45

Vicon Group

778

538

1,233

 

 

 

 

Yotta

377

356

666

 

 

 

 

Unallocated

11

12

24

Continuing operations

1,166

906

1,923

 

 

 

 

Yotta surveying

79

95

1,873

Discontinued operations

79

95

1,873

 

 

 

 

Oxford Metrics Group

1,245

1,001

3,796

 

 

 

Six months ended 31 March 2018 (unaudited)

Six months ended 31 March 2017 (unaudited)

Year ended 30 September 2017 (audited)

 

Adjusted

profit/(loss)

before tax

Adjusting

items

Group

recharges

Profit/(loss)

before tax

Adjusted

profit/(loss)

before tax

Adjusting

items

Group

recharges

Profit/(loss)

before tax

Adjusted

profit/(loss)

before tax

Adjusting

items

Group

recharges

Profit/(loss)

before tax

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicon UK

947

(107)

335

1,175

296

-

679

975

1,418

(221)

1,653

2,850

Vicon USA

2,034

-

(1,212)

822

1,835

-

(1,417)

418

4,226

-

(3,237)

989

Vicon Group

2,981

(107)

(877)

1,997

2,131

-

(738)

1,393

5,644

(221)

(1,584)

3,839

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yotta

(125)

(246)

(391)

(762)

576

(221)

(527)

(172)

670

(445)

(641)

(416)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unallocated

(1,367)

(122)

1,438

(51)

(1,136)

123

1,265

252

(2,398)

3

2,639

244

Continuing operations

1,489

(475)

170

1,184

1,571

(98)

-

1,473

3,916

(663)

414

3,667

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMG Life Group

18

-

-

18

(102)

(44)

-

(146)

(183)

12

-

(171)

Yotta surveying

(123)

-

(170)

(293)

(162)

-

-

(162)

213

(1,609)

(414)

(1,810)

Unallocated

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(158)

-

-

(158)

Discontinued operations

(105)

-

(170)

(275)

(264)

(44)

-

(308)

(128)

(1,597)

(414)

(2,139)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford Metrics Group

1,384

(475)

-

909

1,307

(142)

-

1,165

3,788

(2,260)

-

1,528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

Additions to non-current assets

Carrying amount of segment assets

Carrying amount of segment liabilities

 

Six months ended 31 March 2018 (unaudited)

Six months ended 31 March 2017 (unaudited)

Year ended 30 September 2017 (audited)

Six months ended 31 March 2018 (unaudited)

Six months ended 31 March 2017 (unaudited)

Year ended 30 September 2017 (audited)

Six months ended 31 March 2018 (unaudited)

Six months ended 31 March 2017 (unaudited)

Year ended 30 September 2017 (audited)

Six months ended 31 March 2018 (unaudited)

Six months ended 31 March 2017 (unaudited)

Year ended 30 September 2017 (audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vicon UK

8,629

3,646

8,495

885

796

6,313

18,022

10,908

18,380

(4,910)

(3,260)

(5,717)

Vicon USA

788

823

825

137

16

40

4,764

6,690

5,782

(1,303)

(1,754)

(1,639)

Vicon Group

9,417

4,469

9,320

1,022

812

6,353

22,786

17,598

24,162

(6,213)

(5,014)

(7,356)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yotta

4,912

7,404

4,793

497

345

603

15,558

20,115

15,399

(3,705)

(1,644)

(3,996)

Yotta Surveying

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,977)

-

Yotta Group

4,912

7,404

4,793

497

345

603

15,558

20,115

15,399

(3,705)

(3,621)

(3,996)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unallocated

300

470

501

2

3

272

2,610

4,123

3,613

(344)

(731)

(908)

 

OMG Life Group*

11

13

12

-

-

-

(6,042)

(6,040)

(6,041)

-

(41)

(41)

Held for sale

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,247

1,081

3,047

(437)

(454)

(584)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oxford Metrics Group

14,640

12,356

14,626

1,521

1,160

7,228

37,159

36,877

40,180

(10,699)

(9,861)

(12,885)

 

*The negative balance within segment assets represents a cash overdraft which is part of the Group's cash offset facility.

 

3.  Reconciliation of adjusted profit/(loss) before tax

 

 

Six months ended

31 March

2018

Six months ended

31 March

2017

Year

ended

30 September

2017

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Profit before tax - continuing operations

1,184

1,473

3,667

Share based payments - equity settled

163

46

153

Amortisation of intangibles arising on acquisition

333

212

485

Income from transfer of intellectual property to equity accounted associate

-

(208)

(208)

Change in fair value of deferred consideration payable and unwinding of associated discount factor

(71)

-

-

Share of post-tax loss of equity accounted associate

50

39

87

Costs associated with the acquisition of subsidiary undertaking

-

-

137

Redundancy costs

-

9

9

Reapportion Group overheads

(170)

-

(414)

Adjusted profit before tax - continuing operations

1,489

1,571

3,916

 

 

 

 

Loss before tax - discontinued operations

(275)

(308)

(2,139)

Share based payments - equity settled

-

(11)

(11)

Impairment of intangibles

-

-

1,608

Redundancy costs

-

55

-

Reapportion Group overheads

170

-

414

Adjusted loss before tax - discontinued operations

(105)

(264)

(128)

 

 

 

 

Total adjusted profit before tax - all operations

1,384

1,307

3,788

 

 

Redundancy costs in the period ended 31 March 2017 and year ended 30 September 2017 relate to OMG Life Group and the restructuring of the Yotta business segment.

 

 

4.  Taxation

 

The Group's consolidated effective tax rate for the six months ended 31 March 2018 was 35.2% (for the six months ended 31 March 2017: 29.9%; for the year ended 30 September 2017: 34.1%).

 

In accordance with IAS 34 the tax charge for the half year is calculated on the basis of the estimated full year tax rate.

 

 

5.  Earnings per share

 

The calculation of the basic earnings per share is based on the earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the period.  The calculation of diluted earnings per share is based on the basic earnings per share, adjusted to allow for the issue of shares on the assumed conversion of all dilutive options.

 

 

 

Earnings/(loss)

Weighted average number of shares

Per share amount

Earnings/(loss)

Weighted average number of shares

Per share amount

Earnings/(loss)

Weighted average number of shares

Per share amount

 

£'000

'000

(pence)

£'000

'000

(pence)

£'000

'000

(pence)

Continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings/(loss) per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders

746

124,230

0.60

1,540

122,354

1.26

3,134

122,705

2.55

Dilutive effect of employee share options

-

3,619

(0.02)

-

2,246

(0.02)

-

3,322

(0.06)

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

746

127,849

0.58

1,540

124,600

1.24

3,134

126,027

2.49

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings/(loss) per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders

(269)

124,230

(0.22)

(726)

122,354

(0.59)

(2,127)

122,705

(1.73)

Dilutive effect of employee share options

-

3,619

-

-

2,246

-

-

3,322

-

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

(269)

127,849

(0.22)

(726)

124,600

(0.59)

(2,127)

126,027

(1.73)

Total operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings/(loss) per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss attributable to ordinary shareholders

477

124,230

0.38

814

122,354

0.67

1,007

122,705

0.82

Dilutive effect of employee share options

-

3,619

(0.01)

-

2,246

(0.02)

-

3,322

(0.02)

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

477

127,849

0.37

814

124,600

0.65

1,007

126,027

0.80

 

6.  Share capital

 

 

31 March

31 March

30 September

 

2018

2017

2017

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Allotted, called up and fully paid

 

 

 

124,905,475 shares of 0.25p (31 March 2017: 123,052,402 shares of 0.25p and 30 September 2017: 123,052,402 shares of 0.25p)

312

308

308

 

During the six month period ended 31 March 2018 there were 1,812,750 shares issued relating to share options that were exercised. 

There were 1,676,174 shares issued in respect of share options exercised during the six months ended 31 March 2017 (year ended 30 September 2017: 1,676,174).

 

 

7.  Dividends

 

The following dividends were recognised as distributions to equity holders in the period:

 

 

31 March

31 March

30 September

 

2018

2017

2017

 

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

Final dividend for 2017 paid in 2018 - 1.20 pence per share

1,499

-

-

Final dividend for 2016 paid in 2017 - 1.00 pence per share

-

1,224

1,224

 

1,499

1,224

1,224

 

The final dividend for 2017 was paid to shareholders on 8 March 2018 at 1.20 pence per share, a total of £1,499,000.

 

 

8.  Copies of the interim statement

 

Copies of the interim statement will be available from the Company's registered office at 6 Oxford Industrial Park, Yarnton, Oxfordshire OX5 1QU, and from the Company's website: www.oxfordmetrics.com.

 


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