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Arcontech Group PLC - Final Results

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Arcontech Group PLC
02 September 2020
 

ARCONTECH GROUP PLC

 

("Arcontech", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Final Results for the year ended 30 June 2020

 

Arcontech (AIM: ARC), the provider of products and services for real-time financial market data processing and trading, is pleased to announce its final audited results for the year ended 30 June 2020.

 

Financial Highlights:

 

·         Revenue increased by 4% to £2,955,314 (2019: £2,841,362 restated)

·         Profit before tax increased by 12% to £1,040,969 (2019: £931,717 restated)

·         Cash balances up 23% to £5,006,969 as at 30 June 2020 (30 June 2019: £4,063,484)

·         Fully diluted earnings per share of 9.03p (2019: 7.42p restated)     

·         Final dividend increased 25% to 2.5 pence per share (2019: 2.0 pence per share)

 

Operational Highlights:

 

·         Desktop software solution end users increase to 130 from 90

·         Continued investment in sales and products despite challenging background

·         Successful rollout of RESTful interface, new interface for MVCS and Cache

·         Continued strong cash generation and high proportion of recurring revenue

 

Commenting on the results, Richard Last, Chairman of Arcontech said:

"Our recurring annual licence fees provide a stable base for the business and our pipeline of prospects remains positive, but, as with most businesses we face a number of uncertainties: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and changes taking place in the financial markets, as well as with our competitors. However, against this background our workforce has shown resilience and flexibility in dealing with the consequences of the pandemic and our customer relationships remain strong We are a global business and believe we offer excellent levels of support and operational flexibility as well as significant competitiveness, hence, we have the ingredients for growth, despite the macro economic climate. However, given the uncertain backdrop the outlook needs to be tempered by the possibility of further magnification of our traditionally long and complex sales cycles."

 

 

The information communicated in this announcement is inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation 596/2014.

 

Enquiries:

 

Arcontech Group plc

020 7256 2300

Richard Last, Chairman and Non-Executive Director


Matthew Jeffs, Chief Executive




finnCap Ltd (Nomad & Broker)

020 7220 0500

Carl Holmes/Simon Hicks




To access more information on the Group please visit: www.arcontech.com



Chairman's Statement

 

I am pleased to report another year of solid progress for Arcontech, despite the global pandemic, with good growth in profit before taxation for the year ended 30 June 2020 to £1,040,969 (2019: £931,717 restated (refer to the Notes for further detail on 2019 restated numbers)), a year-on-year increase of 12%. These figures include accruals no longer required which are unrelated to the underlying business amounting to £86,500 (2019: £156,786). After adjusting for release of these accruals, profit before taxation is £954,469 (2019: £774,931 restated), an increase of 23% over the previous year. This demonstrates the significant profit conversion from increased revenues as we are able to deliver more from our existing and well managed cost base.

 

We achieved an increase in turnover for the year of 4% against a challenging business backdrop particularly in the second half. Revenue grew by £113,952 to £2,955,314 (2019: £2,841,362 restated) primarily through increasing our product sales to existing customers, including growing our Desktop software solution customer base to 130 (2019:90), which is a creditable performance. Whilst sales to new customers in the year have not been what we had hoped due to extending sales cycles and potential customers less inclined to take on new products during the pandemic, our pipeline of opportunities with potential new customers is looking increasingly positive, particularly for server-side software products. In the year to 30 June 2020 recurring annual license fees accounted for 93% of our revenue with the bulk of the balance represented by fees under contract but subject to some fluctuation. 

 

Statutory earnings per share for the year to 30 June 2020 was 9.22p (7.51p) an increase of 23% over the corresponding figure for the previous 12 months. These figures included the release of accruals mentioned above. The tax credit for the year was £176,734 (2019: £60,318) reflecting the benefits from historic tax losses and recognition of a deferred tax asset. As at 30 June 2020 Arcontech had tax losses of approximately £7.5m to offset against future trading profits. We believe a better representation of our performance is provided by fully diluted earnings per share based on profit before taxation, excluding the release of accruals relating to a legacy liability that has no direct connection with the Group's revenues or costs incurred for the year under review. On this basis adjusted earnings per share was 8.39p, a 34% increase over the adjusted earnings figure of 6.24p for the year to 30 June 2019.

 

Financing

As at 30 June 2020 Arcontech had, excluding right of use lease liabilities, no debt and cash balances of £5,006,969 (2019: £4,063,484) an increase of 23%. This represents a cash conversion of adjusted operating profit (determined as operating profit before share-based payments and before the release of accruals in respect of prior years) of 90% (2019: 109%). Arcontech continues to be well financed and has a robust balance sheet which is highly desirable for a small, growing software company.

 

Dividend

I am pleased to announce that, subject to approval at the Annual General Meeting, we intend to pay a dividend of 2.5 pence per share for the year ended 30 June 2020 (30 June 2019: 2.0 pence), an increase of 25%, to those shareholders on the register as at the close of business on 11 September 2020, with an ex-dividend date of 10 September 2020.

 

Employees

Arcontech has a small, highly effective and committed workforce that has proved more than up to delivering excellent customer service whilst working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic .On behalf of the Board and shareholders I should like to thank them for their continued support, commitment and dedication to the Company and its customers .

 

Board

As has been previously reported I am standing down, after 13 years, as Chairman and Non-executive director at our forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is due to take place on 29 September 2020. Geoff Wicks, who joined the Board as a non-executive director on 20 July will take over as Chairman; I wish him well in taking Arcontech through the next stages of its development. I should like to thank my Board colleagues, Matthew Jeffs and Louise Barton as well as our Head of Development Darren Lewis for their support; we have taken Arcontech on a long journey to achieving good sustainable profits with excellent cash generation. I wish them and Arcontech every success for the future.

 

 

 

Outlook

Our recurring annual licence fees provide a stable base for the business and our pipeline of prospects remains positive, but, as with most businesses we face a number of uncertainties: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and changes taking place in the financial markets, as well as with our competitors. However, against this background our workforce has shown resilience and flexibility in dealing with the consequences of the pandemic and our customer relationships remain strong. We are a global business and believe we offer excellent levels of support and operational flexibility as well as significant competitiveness, hence, we have the ingredients for growth, despite the macro economic climate. However, given the uncertain backdrop the outlook needs to be tempered by the possibility of further magnification of our traditionally long and complex sales cycles.

 

Richard Last

Chairman and Non-Executive Director



Chief Executive's Review

 

During the year we continued to focus on expanding and delivering on the sales pipeline whilst controlling costs, resulting in a statutory profit before tax of £1,040,969 (2019 restated: £931,717), an increase of 12% compared to the previous year and a 23% increase in adjusted profit to £954,469. 

 

The year under review also saw the number of end users for our desktop software solution increase so that we now have a total of 130 end users (2019 - 90) amongst 3 global institutions. Excelerator numbers remained stable.

 

With regard to development, we rolled out our RESTful interface which has been performing as expected. This will significantly increase the available data for consumption for our current and future clients by enabling content in JSON and SQL formats to be pulled into our software from the web or intranets to use in spreadsheets, templates and charts.

 

We have also rolled out our new GUI for Director, which is our interface for MVCS and our Cache for which feedback has been excellent. The new interface has made administration intuitive and straight forward whilst adding value by, for example, alerting designated staff to data or communication issues when they happen instead of when they are reported by users of the data. Therefore reducing or removing operational, reputational and financial risk.

 

Work on our sales structure continued with the recruitment of two sales professionals at the end of January. Regrettably no sooner than we had conducted product training and allocated territories, the increase in COVID-19 infections required we protect our staff and work from home. This exercise which was undertaken in March went very smoothly thanks to the staff themselves.

 

Our staff adjusted to this change pragmatically and since decamping to their respective home-offices, we have supported our clients seamlessly and developed and rolled out new software to accommodate vendor developments, and more generally, to meet clients' needs. Equally, our sales staff continued to uncover new opportunities and develop those already in the pipeline. Such dedication and professionalism reflects well on the company for which the board and I are very grateful. Richard Last steps down as Chairman after the AGM on 29 September 2020 after 13 years. He has played a major part in turning Arcontech from a loss making company to the profitable one it is today. The Board thanks him for his valuable contribution to the success of the Group during his term of office. Geoff Wicks becomes Chairman after the AGM on 29 September and we very much look forward to working with him.

 

The impact of COVID-19 has also been felt by our existing clients although to-date we have seen little impact on our business. It remains to be seen whether there will be permanent changes to the manner in which we secure future growth by signing up completely new clients given the new norm of online interaction. Our challenge is to ensure we devise our own strategies to succeed in this environment. We have already seen one positive in that we can meet people without the cost of travel or attending tradeshows.

 

Improving the frequency of sales remains our prime focus against our traditional background of a long sales cycle. We believe the expanded product offering and sales capability, along with our clients and potential clients need to reduce costs, should improve the frequency of sales.

 

We will also continue to explore opportunities with other organisations that can complement our offerings, whilst remaining alert for strategic acquisition opportunities that will benefit the Group.

 

Matthew Jeffs

Chief Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Strategic Report

 

The Directors present the group strategic report for Arcontech Group plc and its subsidiaries for the year ended 30 June 2020.

 

Principal activities

 

The principal activities of the Company and its subsidiaries during the year were the development and sale of proprietary software and provision of computer consultancy services.

 

Review of the business and prospects

 

A full review of the operations, financial position and prospects of the Group is given in the Chairman's Statement and Chief Executive's Review.

 

Key performance indicators (KPIs)

 

The Directors monitor the business using management reports and information, reviewed and discussed at monthly Board meetings. Financial and non-financial KPIs used in this report include:

 

Financial KPIs:

                                                                                                                                                                               

Revenue £2,955,314 (2019: £2,841,362 restated; 2018: £2,519,699)

Measurement:

Revenue from sales made to all customers (excluding intra-group sales which eliminate on consolidation)  

 

Performance:

Continued growth driven by increased sales of our product offering

 

Adjusted profit £1,131,203 (2019: £835,248 restated; 2018: £889,584)

Measurement:

Profit after tax and before release of accruals for administrative costs in respect of prior years         

Performance:

Continued growth reflects increase in revenues whilst continuing to maintain tight cost control

 

Cash £5,006,969 (2019: £4,063,484; 2018: £3,210,058)

Measurement:

Cash and cash equivalents held at the end of the year

 

Performance:

The Group continues to maintain healthy cash balances subject to any exceptional circumstances or acquisition opportunities

 

Earnings per share (basic) 9.22p (2019: 7.51p restated; 2018: 7.14p)

Measurement:

Earnings after tax divided by the weighted average number of shares

 

Performance:

Continued growth

 

Earnings per share (diluted) 9.03p (2019: 7.42p restated; 2018: 7.09p)        

Measurement:

Earnings after tax divided by the fully diluted number of shares

 

Performance:

Continued growth

 

 

 

Non-financial KPIs:

 

Staff retention rate (net) 91% (2019: 100%; 2018: 92%)

Measurement:

Net retention after adjusting for joiners and leavers during the year

 

Performance:

Staff morale from our dedicated employees remains strong, reflected in the stable retention rate

 

                               

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

 

The Group's performance is affected by a number of risks and uncertainties, which the Board monitor on an ongoing basis in order to identify, manage and minimise their possible impact. General risks and uncertainties include changes in economic conditions, interest rate fluctuations and the impact of competition. The Group's principal risk areas and the action taken to mitigate their outcome are shown below:

 

Risk area

Mitigation



Competition

Ongoing investment in research and development


Responding to the changing needs of clients to remain competitive



Loss of key personnel

Employee share option scheme in place



COVID-19 pandemic

The Directors and employees are operating remotely in order to protect their health and safety


At present the Company believes that there should be no significant material disruption to its work



Brexit

Arcontech is a global company and as such seeks growth across a geographically diverse customer base

 

 

Relations with shareholders 

 

Section 172(1) Statement - Promotion of the Company for the benefit of the members as a whole

The Directors believe they have acted in the way most likely to promote the success of the Group for the benefit of its members as a whole, as required by s172 of the Companies Act 2006.

The requirements of s172 are for the Directors to:

·          Consider the likely consequences of any decision in the long term;

·          Act fairly between the members of the Company;

·          Maintain a reputation for high standards of business conduct;

·          Consider the interests of the Company's employees;

·          Foster the Company's relationships with suppliers, customers and others; and

·          Consider the impact of the Company's operations on the community and the environment.

 

The Group's operation is the development and sale of proprietary software and provision of computer consultancy services. The Board has identified its key stakeholders as its customers, shareholders, employees and suppliers. The Board keeps itself appraised of its key stakeholders' interests through a combination of both direct and indirect engagement, and the Board has regard to these interests when discharging its duties.

The application of the s172 requirements can be demonstrated in relation to some of the key decisions made during the year to 30 June 2020:

·          Allocation of the Group's capital in a way which offers significant returns to shareholders in line with the Company's dividend policy, while also ensuring that the Group retains flexibility to continue to deploy capital towards profitable growth;

·          Adapting a rapid response to the working location restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that the Group continued to deliver both the high level of service and security that our customers depend on without compromising the health and safety of employees.

During the year to 30 June 2020, the Board assessed its current activities between the Board and its stakeholders, which demonstrated that the Board actively engages with its stakeholders and takes their various objectives into consideration when making decisions. Specifically, actions the Board has taken to engage with its stakeholders over the last twelve months include:

·          Attended the 2019 AGM to answer questions and receive additional feedback from investors;

·          Arranged meetings with certain stakeholders to provide them with updates on the Company's operational activities and other general corporate updates;

·          We discussed feedback from investors' and analysts' meetings following the release of our annual and half-year announcements. We have an investor relations programme of meetings with existing and potential shareholders; and

·          Monitored company culture and engaged with employees on efforts to continuously improve company culture and morale.

 

The Board believes that appropriate steps and considerations have been taken during the year so that each Director has an understanding of the various key stakeholders of the Company. The Board recognises its responsibility to contemplate all such stakeholder needs and concerns as part of its discussions, decision-making, and in the course of taking actions, and will continue to make stakeholder engagement a top priority in the coming years.

 

Approved on behalf of the board on 1 September 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Group Income Statement and Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

For the year ended 30 June 2020

 

 



 

 

 

 


2020

 


 

Restated

2019

 





£


£








Revenue




2,955,314


2,841,362








Administrative costs




(1,917,502)


(1,936,829)








 

Operating profit




1,037,812


904,533

 

Net finance income




3,157


27,184







 

Profit before taxation




1,040,969


931,717







 

Taxation




176,734


60,318

 

Profit for the year after tax




1,217,703


992,035

 

Total comprehensive income for the year




1,217,703


 

 

Earnings per share (basic)



 

 

9.22p


 

Adjusted* Earnings per share (basic)




8.56p


 

Earnings per share (diluted)



 

 

9.03p


 

Adjusted* Earnings per share (diluted)




8.39p


 

 

*Adjusted to exclude the release of accruals for administrative costs of £86,500 (2019: £156,786) in respect of prior years.

 

All of the results relate to continuing operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of Changes in Equity



For the year ended 30 June 2020

 

Group:


Share

capital

Share

premium

Share option reserve

Retained

earnings

Total

equity


£

£

£

£

£

Balance at 30 June 2018

1,651,314

56,381

56,366

2,011,689

3,775,750

 

Profit for the year

-

-

-

1,117,461

1,117,461

Adjustment for IFRS 15 restatement




(125,426)

(125,426)

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

-

992,035

992,035







Dividend paid

-

-

-

(171,334)

(171,334)

 

Share-based payments

-

-

53,857

-

53,857







Transfer between reserves

-

-

(10,576)

10,576

-

Restated Balance at 30 June 2019

1,651,314

56,381

99,647

2,842,966

4,650,308







Profit for the year

-

-

-

1,217,703

1,217,703

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

-

1,217,703

1,217,703







Dividend paid

-

-

-

(263,591)

(263,591)







Share-based payments

-

-

98,428

-

98,428







Transfer between reserves

-

-

(9,436)

9,436

-

Balance at 30 June 2020

1,651,314

56,381

188,639

3,806,514

5,702,848



Company:


Share

capital

Share

premium

Share option reserve

Retained

earnings

Total

equity


£

£

£

£

£

Balance at 30 June 2018

1,651,314

56,381

56,366

4,196,617

5,960,678







Profit for the year

-

-

-

342,250

342,250

Total comprehensive expense for the year

-

-

-

342,250

342,250







Dividend paid

-

-

-

(171,334)

(171,334)

 

Share-based payments

-

-

53,857

-

53,857

 

Transfer between reserves

-

-

(10,576)

10,576

-

Balance at 30 June 2019

1,651,314

56,381

99,647

4,378,109

 6,185,451







Profit for the year

-

-

-

326,348

326,348

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

-

326,348

326,348







Dividend paid

-

-

-

(263,591)

(263,591)







Share-based payments

-

-

98,428

-

98,428







Transfer between reserves

-

-

(9,436)

9,436

-

Balance as at 30 June 2020

1,651,314

56,381

188,639

4,450,302

 6,346,636



 

 

 

 

 

 



Balance Sheets

 

As at 30 June 2020



Group
2020
£


Restated

Group
2019

£


Company
2020
£


Company
2019

£










Non-current assets


















Goodwill


1,715,153


1,715,153


-


-

Property, plant and equipment


19,316


15,011


-


-

Right of use asset


512,061


-


-


-

Investments in subsidiaries


-


-


2,017,471


2,017,471

Deferred tax asset


452,000


285,000


151,000


125,000

Trade and other receivables


141,750


141,750


-


-










Total non-current assets


2,840,280


2,156,914


2,168,471


2,142,471










Current assets


















Trade and other receivables


192,632


263,875


3,181,410


3,073,519

Cash and cash equivalents


5,006,969


4,063,484


1,146,700


1,078,755










Total current assets


5,199,601


4,327,359


4,328,110


4,152,274










Current liabilities


















Trade and other payables


(1,851,037)


(1,833,965)


(149,945)


(109,294)

Lease liabilities


(141,693)


-


-


-










Total current liabilities


(1,992,730)


(1,833,965)


(149,945)


(109,294)










Non-current liabilities


















Lease liabilities


(344,303)


-


-


-










Total Non-current liabilities


(344,303)


-


-


-










Net current assets


3,206,871


2,493,394


4,178,165


4,042,980

Net assets


5,702,848


4,650,308


6,346,636


6,185,451










Equity


















Called up share capital


1,651,314


1,651,314


1,651,314


1,651,314

Share premium account


56,381


56,381


     56,381


     56,381

Share option reserve


188,639


99,647


    188,639


    99,647

Retained earnings


3,806,514


2,842,966


4,450,302


4,378,109



    5,702,848


    4,650,308


6,346,636


6,185,451

 



Group Cash Flow Statement

 

For the year ended 30 June 2020

 



2020


Restated

2019




£


£








Cash generated from operations


1,315,421


966,060








Tax recovered


9,734


45,318








Net cash generated from operating activities


1,325,155


1,011,378


 

Investing activities












Interest received


29,914


27,184








Purchases of plant and equipment


(12,750)


(13,802)








 

Net cash generated from investing activities


17,164


13,382








Financing activities












Dividend paid


(263,591)


(171,334)








Payment of lease liabilities


(135,243)


-








Net cash used in financing activities


(398,834)


(171,334)


 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents


943,485


853,426








Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


4,063,484


3,210,058


 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year


5,006,969


4,063,484


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Notes to the Financial Statements

 

For the year ended 30 June 2020

 

Status of financial information

 

Arcontech Group plc is a public limited company incorporated in England and Wales whose ordinary shares of £0.125 each are traded on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company's registered office is 1st Floor, 11-21 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4JU.

 

The Board of Directors approved this preliminary announcement on 1 September 2020. Whilst the financial information included in this preliminary announcement has been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as endorsed by the European Union, this announcement does not itself contain sufficient information to comply with all the disclosure requirements of IFRS and does not constitute statutory accounts of the Company for the years ended 30 June 2020 or 30 June 2019.

 

The financial information set out in this announcement does not comprise the Group's statutory accounts for the years ended 30 June 2020 or 30 June 2019.

 

The financial information has been extracted from the statutory accounts of the Company for the years ended 30 June 2020 or 30 June 2019. The auditors reported on those accounts; their reports were unqualified and did not contain a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report and did not contain a statement under either Section 498 (2) or Section 498 (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The statutory accounts for the year ended 30 June 2019 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies, whereas those for the year ended 30 June 2020 will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies following the Company's Annual General Meeting.

 

 

Operating segments:

 

The Group reports internally to the Chief Operating Decision Maker (CODM), who is considered to be the Board. Intersegment license fees and management charges are not included in the reports reviewed by the CODM during the year but are calculated for statutory reporting purposes and therefore are excluded from the following revenue and operating profit disclosures.



2020


Restated

2019




£


£


Revenue by segment












Software development and licence fees


2,955,315


2,841,362


External segment revenue


2,955,315


2,841,362








Operating profit by segment












Software development and licence fees


1,575,029


1,387,813








Unallocated overheads


(563,976)


(483,280)


Total operating profit


   1,011,053


   904,533








Finance income


        29,916


        27,184


Total profit before tax as reported in the Group income statement


    1,040,969


    931,717


 

 



2020


2019




£


£


Segment total of assets

 






Software development and licence fees


6,514,118


5,196,369








Unallocated assets


4,533,110


4,357,274




11,047,228


9,553,643








Less intercompany debtors


 (3,174,349)


 (3,069,370)


Total assets


7,872,879


6,484,273


 



2020


2019




£


£


Segment total of liabilities












Software development and licence fees


5,360,835


3,642,199








Unallocated liabilities


150,546


109,591




5,511,381


3,751,790








Less intercompany creditors


(3,174,349)


(3,069,370)


Total liabilities


      2,337,032


       682,420


 

 



2020


2019




£


£


Additions of property, plant and equipment assets by segment












Software development and licence fees


12,749


13,802


Total additions


12,749


13,802










2020


2019




£


£


Depreciation of property, plant and equipment assets recognised in the period by segment

 






Software development and licence fees


8,444


16,732


Total depreciation


8,444


16,732


 

 

Non-current assets by country


2020


2019




£


£


UK


2,840,280


2,156,914


Total non-current assets


2,840,280


2,156,914


 

 

Geographical information - External revenue


2020


Restated

2019




£


£


UK


2,000,457


1,910,969


Europe (excluding UK)


821,193


804,989


Africa


45,000


44,938


North America


78,177


75,767


Australia


4,267


-


Asia Pacific


6,221


4,699




2,955,315


2,841,362


 

 

During the year there were 3 customers (2019: 4) who accounted for more than 10% of the Group's revenues as follows:

 

 


2020


2019



Value of
sales
£

% of Total

 

 


Value of
sales

£


% of Total

 

 










Customer 1

659,327

22%


643,491


22%


Customer 2

516,605

17%


507,373


18%


Customer 3

371,536

13%


376,411


13%


Customer 4

300,696

10%


280,906


10%



1,848,164

62%


1,808,181


63%


 

These revenues are attributable to the software development and licence fees segment.

 

 

Earnings per share

 



2020


Restated

2019




£


£


Earnings






Earnings for the purpose of basic and diluted earnings per share being net profit attributable to equity shareholders


1,217,703


992,035




1,217,703


992,035


 



No.


No.


Number of shares






Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purpose of basic earnings per share


13,210,510


13,210,510








Number of dilutive shares under option


268,484


165,223


Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of dilutive earnings per share


13,478,994


13,375,733


 

The calculation of diluted earnings per share assumes conversion of all potentially dilutive ordinary shares, all of which arise from share options. A calculation is done to determine the number of shares that could have been acquired at fair value, based upon the monetary value of the subscription rights attached to outstanding share options.

 

 

Net cash generated from operations - Group

 


 

2020


Restated

2019


£


£





Operating profit

                

1,037,812


                 904,533





Depreciation charge

154,747


16,732





Non cash share option charges

98,428


53,857





Lease interest paid

(26,757)


-





Adjustment for IFRS 16

(37,125)


-





Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

71,244


46,248





Decrease in trade and other payables

17,072


(55,310)









Cash generated from operations

1,315,421


966,060





 

 

Dividends

 

A final dividend of 2.5 pence will be proposed at the Annual General Meeting but has not been recognised as it requires approval (2019: 2.0 pence).

 

Prior year restatement

 

IFRS 15 "Revenue from contracts with customers" was adopted from 1 July 2018 in line with transitional provisions provided in the new standards. The audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 recognised revenue from recurring license fees on an 'at a point in time' basis. The Group has undertaken a further review and analysis of its offering and performance obligations under the terms of recurring license fee contracts and has also sought independent advice. The conclusion reached is that in the context of IFRS 15 the correct approach for the recognition of revenue is on an over time basis whereby deferred income arises upon entering into a license fee agreement and is then subsequently recognised as revenue across the remaining passage of time on the license.

This is consistent with the Group's approach to revenue recognition for recurring license fees prior to the introduction of IFRS 15.

The comparatives for the year to 30 June 2019 have been restated in this report to recognise revenue from recurring license fee contracts on an over time basis. The effect of this change on the trading result for the year to 30 June 2019 as a result of this change in revenue recognition policy is shown below.

Group Income Statement and Statement of Comprehensive Income:

Revenue decreased by £125,426

Profit for the year before taxation and after taxation decreased by £125,426

Basic earnings per share decreased from 8.49p to 7.40p

Diluted earnings per share decreased from 8.35p to 7.30p

Statement of Changes in Equity:

Total comprehensive income for the year at 30 June 2019 decreased by £125,426

Retained earnings at 30 June 2019 decreased by £1,151,545

Group Balance Sheet:

Trade and other payables - Deferred income (Note 15) increased by £1,151,545

A third statement of financial position as at the beginning of the preceding period has not been presented in accordance with IAS8 paragraph 42 as the amount relating to the preceding period is immaterial.

Annual General Meeting

 

The Annual General Meeting of Arcontech Group PLC will be held at the Company's offices, 1st Floor, 11-21 Paul Street, London EC2A 4JU on 29 September 2020 at 10.00 a.m.

               

Annual report and accounts

 

Copies of the annual report and accounts will be sent to shareholders shortly and will be available from the Company Secretary at the Company's registered office at 1st Floor, 11-21 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4JU or from the Company's website at www.arcontech.com.

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