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RM ZDP PLC - Final Results

RNS Number : 5971P
RM ZDP PLC
11 June 2020
 

RM ZDP PLC

LEGAL ENTITY IDENTIFIER ('LEI'): 213800QYQTLY4A32F885

 

ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT ANNOUNCEMENT

For the year ended 31 December 2019

OBJECTIVE AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Objective

 

The objective of RM ZDP Plc (the "Company") is to meet the final capital entitlement of the ZDP Shares at the ZDP Repayment Date.

 

 

Financial Information

 

 

 

Year ended 31 December 2019

Period ended 31 December 2018

Accrued capital entitlement per ZDP Share

106.18p

102.62p

ZDP Share redemption yield

3.5%

3.5%

 

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

I am pleased to present the Company's Annual Report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019 for RM ZDP Plc (the "Company").

The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of RM Secured Lending plc (the "Parent" or "RMDL") and was established for the purpose of issuing zero dividend preference shares of GBP 0.01 each ("ZDP" Shares).

On 3 April 2018, 10,869,950 ZDP Shares were issued and admitted to trading on the standard segment of the Official List of the London Stock Exchange. The Company has made a loan of the gross proceeds raised from the issue of the ZDP Shares to RMDL pursuant to the ZDP Loan Agreement between the Company and RMDL ("Loan Agreement").

Subject to the Companies Act, on a return of capital, on a winding‐up or otherwise, ZDP Shareholders will be entitled to receive an amount equal to the Initial Capital Entitlement of 100 pence per ZDP Share, increased at such daily accrual rate as compounds annually to give a Final Capital Entitlement of 110.91 pence per ZDP Share at the ZDP Repayment Date of 6 April 2021, which is equivalent to a Redemption Yield of 3.5 per cent. per annum (compounded annually).

As at 31 December 2019 the accrued capital entitlement per ZDP Share was 106.18p and the share price per ZDP Share was 105.50p.

As part of the Loan Agreement, the Company and the Parent entered into the Undertaking. Pursuant to the Undertaking, to the extent that the Final Capital Entitlement multiplied by the number of outstanding ZDP Shares as at the Repayment Date (or, if earlier, the accrued capital entitlement multiplied by the number of outstanding ZDP Shares following the date on which a Winding-Up Resolution is approved) exceeds the aggregate principal amount and accrued interest due from the Parent to the Company pursuant to the Loan Agreement as at the Repayment Date, the Parent shall: (i) subscribe an amount equal to or greater than the Additional Funding Requirement for the Company Ordinary Shares or (ii) make a capital contribution or gift or otherwise pay an amount equal to or greater than (where rounding is required) the Additional Funding Requirement. Where applicable, the Additional Shares may be Company Ordinary Shares or such other class of shares in the Company as is agreed between the Parent and the Company.

From the perspective of the Directors, the Company's activities are integrated with the Parent for which the Annual Report can be found on the Parent's website.

The Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 16 June 2020 at Seven Fields Farm, Netherfield, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9QH.

Norman Crighton

Chairman

10 June 2020

STRATEGIC REPORT AND OTHER STATUTORY INFORMATION

Incorporation details

RM ZDP Plc was incorporated and registered in England and Wales on 21 February 2018 with registered number 11217952 as a public company limited by shares. The registered office of the Company is at Mermaid House, 2 Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB.

Principal activities

The Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of RM Secured Direct Lending PLC (the "Parent") and was incorporated by the Parent for the sole purpose of issuing the ZDP Shares. The Company's only material financial obligations are in respect of the ZDP Shares. Its only material assets are its Loan to the Parent pursuant to the Loan Agreement and the obligation of the Parent pursuant to the Undertaking to put the Company in a position to meet its obligations in respect of the ZDP Shares and to pay its operating expenses.

Objective

The objective of the Company is to meet the final capital entitlement of the ZDP Shares at the ZDP Repayment Date.

As per the prospectus, subject to the Companies Act, on a return of capital, on a winding‐up or otherwise, ZDP Shareholders will be entitled to receive an amount equal to the Initial Capital Entitlement of 100 pence per ZDP Share, increased at such daily accrual rate as compounds annually to give a Final Capital Entitlement of 110.91 pence per ZDP Share at the ZDP Repayment Date of 6 April 2021, which is equivalent to a Redemption Yield of 3.5 per cent. per annum (compounded annually).

 

Financial performance

The current year loss is £269,000 (2018: loss of £200,000).

Key performance indicators

The Board reviews the performance of the Company by reference to one key performance indicator (KPIs) as follows;

·    Accrued capital entitlement, which represents the Company's liability per ZDP share. As at 31 December 2019, the total accrued capital entitlement is £11,541,000, equivalent to 106.18p per ZDP Share.

Further KPIs for the Parent can be found in its Annual Report. The Company's ZDP Shares market capitalisation as of 31 December 2019 was £11.5 million based on 10.9 million ZDP Shares and at a share price of 105.5p per ZDP share.

Current and future developments

The current and future developments of the Company are set out in the Chairman's statement and can also be reviewed as part of the Group's activities by reference to the Parent's Annual Report.

External service providers

Administrative functions are contracted to external service providers.  However, the Directors retain responsibility for exercising overall control and supervision of these external service providers.

Principal risks and uncertainties

Due to the Company's dependence on the Parent to repay the loan and provide any contribution to meet the final capital entitlement of the ZDP Shareholders, the principal risk faced by the Company is the credit risk posed by the Loan Agreement and the Parent's ability to perform its obligations under the undertaking. The Board has carried out a robust assessment of this risk. The specific risks faced by the Parent are described in its annual report, which include macroeconomic risks, legal and compliance risks, investment risks, taxation risks, cyber security risks and an update on any effect of Brexit.

In addition, the Company is also focused on the following risk;

Final capital entitlement: The Parent's debt to the Company pursuant to the Loan Agreement and the Parent's obligations under the Undertaking will rank behind any secured creditors of the Parent, therefore it is not guaranteed that the final capital entitlement will be paid. 

Mitigation: The Parent has granted the Undertaking to the Company.  Pursuant to the Undertaking, the Parent will ensure that the Company has sufficient assets on the ZDP Repayment Date to satisfy the ZDP Capital Entitlement then due and to pay any operational costs or expenses incurred by the Company from time to time. Dividends and other payments to Shareholders will be restricted while the ZDP Shares are in issue unless Cover is at least 3 times immediately following any such payment or if such payment is required in order for the Parent Company to maintain its investment trust status.

In addition, under the Investment Policy of the Parent, there is a limit that gearing represented by borrowings, including any obligations owed by the Parent in respect of an issue of zero dividend preference shares (whether issued by RMDL or any other member of its group) or any third‐party borrowings, will not, in aggregate, exceed 20 per cent. of the net asset value of the Parent calculated at the time of drawdown. The unaudited Gross Assets of the Parent at 31 December 2019 were £131 million.

STATEMENT OF DIRECTORS' RESPONSIBILITIES 

The Directors are responsible for preparing the Annual Report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Company law requires the Directors to prepare financial statements for each financial year. Under that law, the Directors have elected to prepare the financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union ("IFRS") and applicable law. Under company law, the Directors must not approve the financial statements unless they are satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company as at the end of the year and of the net return for the year. In preparing these accounts, the Directors are required to:

• select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;

• make judgements and estimates, which are reasonable and prudent;

• state whether applicable accounting standards have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the accounts; and

• prepare the financial statements on a going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the Company will continue in business.

For reasons stated in the Directors' Report and note 2, the financial statements of the Company have been prepared on a basis other than going concern.

The Directors are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the Company's transactions and which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Company and enable them to ensure that the accounts comply with the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the Company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

The accounts are published on the Company's website at https://rmdl.co.uk/ which is maintained by the Company's Investment Manager. The work carried out by the auditors does not involve consideration of the maintenance and integrity of these websites and, accordingly, the auditors accept no responsibility for any changes that have occurred to the accounts since being initially presented on the website. Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.

Directors' confirmation statement

The Directors each confirm to the best of their knowledge that:

(a) the accounts, prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit of the Company; and

(b) this Annual Report includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and position of the Company, together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties that it faces.

The Directors consider that the Annual Report and financial statements taken as a whole is fair, balanced and understandable and provides the information necessary for Shareholders to assess the Company's performance, business model and strategy.

For and on behalf of the Board

 

 

Norman Crighton

Director

 

10 June 2020

 

Statement of Comprehensive Income

For the year ended 31 December 2019






Year ended
31 December 2019

Period ended
31 December 2018


Note

£'000

£'000

Income




Investment income

3

220

163

Administrative expenses


(79)

(58)

Result from operating activities


141

105

Finance costs

6

(386)

(285)

Loss before taxation


(245)

(180)

Taxation

4

(24)

(20)

Loss after taxation


(269)

(200)

Return per Ordinary Share (pence)


(5.38p)

(4.00p)





There were no items of other comprehensive income in the current year therefore the loss

for the year are also the total comprehensive loss for the year.










 



 

Statement of Financial Position

 



As at 31 December 2019

As at 31 December 2018

 


Note

£'000

£'000

 

Non-current assets




 

Financial assets at amortised cost

3

-

11,155

 

Total non-current assets


-

11,155

 





 

Current assets




 

Financial assets at amortised cost

3

11,541

-

 

Cash and cash equivalents


18

18

 

Trade and other receivables


105

79

 

Total current assets


11,664

97

 

Total assets


11,664

11,252

 





 

Current liabilities




 

Trade and other payables


(73)

(47)

 

Zero Dividend Preference Shares

6

(11,541)

-

 

Total current liabilities


(11,614)

(47)

 



 

 

 

Non-current liabilities




 

Zero Dividend Preference Shares

6

-

(11,155)

 

Total non-current liabilities


-

(11,155)

 





 

Total liabilities


(11,614)

(11,202)

 

Net assets


50

50

 





 

Capital and reserves: equity




 

Share capital

8

50

50

 

Capital contribution


469

200

 

Profit and loss reserve


(469)

(200)

 

Total Shareholders' funds


50

50

 

NAV per share - Ordinary Shares (pence)

9

100.00p

100.00p

 

Capital Entitlement - ZDP Shares (pence)

9

106.18p

102.62p

 





 

The financial statements of the Company were approved and authorised for issue by the Board of Directors on 10 June 2020 and signed on their behalf by:

 





 





 

Norman Crighton




 

Director




 





 

The Company is registered in England and Wales with registered company number 11217952.

 





 


 

Statement of Changes in Equity

For the year ended 31 December 2019








Share capital

Capital contribution

Profit and loss

Total



£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance as at beginning of the year


50

200

(200)

50

Loss after taxation


-

-

(269)

(269)

Capital contribution


-

269

-

269

Balance as at 31 December 2019


50

469

(469)

50







For the period from incorporation on 21 February 2018 to 31 December 2018





Share capital

Capital contribution

Profit and loss

Total


Note

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance as at beginning of the period


-

-

-

-

Loss after taxation


-

-

(200)

(200)

Capital contribution


-

200

-

200

Issue of Ordinary Shares

8

50

-

-

50

Balance as at 31 December 2018


50

200

(200)

50






 

Share capital represents the nominal value of the Company's Ordinary Shares that have been issued.

The Capital contribution from the Parent has not been received in cash and therefore it is not distributable. Capital contribution also includes Company's operating expenses paid by the Parent.










 

Statement of Cash Flows

For the year ended 31 December 2019






Year ended
31 December 2019

Period ended
31 December 2018


Note

 £'000

£'000

Operating activities




Result from operating activities


141

105

Increase in capital contribution relating to operating expenses


(141)

(200)

(Increase)/decrease in receivables


(26)

43

Increase in other payables


26

20

Net cash flow from operating activities


-

(32)





Investing activities




Loans to Parent Company


-

(10,870)

Net cash flow used in investing activities



(10,870)





Financing activities




Proceeds from issue of ZDP shares


-

10,870

Share issue proceeds


-

50

Net cash flow from financing activities


-

10,920

Increase in cash


-

18

Opening balance


18

-





Closing Balance


18

18




* There was no cash inflow from investment income during the year.






 



 

Notes to the financial statements


1. General information


RM ZDP Plc (the "Company") was incorporated in England and Wales on 21 February 2018, with registered number 11217952 as a public company limited by shares under the Companies Act. The Company has a limited life, with a ZDP Shares Repayment Date of 6 April 2021, unless early terminated or extended, as per provisions in the prospectus dated 12 March 2018. The Company commenced its operations on 3 April 2018.

 

The Company's ZDP Shares were admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority with a premium listing on 3 April 2018 ("Admission"). On the same day, trading of the Ordinary Shares commenced on the London Stock Exchange. The registered office is Mermaid House, 2 Puddle Dock, London, EC4V 3DB.


2. Significant accounting policies


The principal accounting policies applied by the Company are set out below:


(a) Basis of accounting

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standard ('IFRS') as adopted by the European Union and in accordance with Article 4 of the IAS Regulation and the Companies Act 2006 as applicable to companies using IFRS. These financial statements are prepared on a basis other than a going concern.

 

 

(b) Going concern

Given that the Company is due to pay its final capital entitlement to the ZDP Shareholders (110.91 pence per ZDP Share) on the ZDP Repayment Date of 6 April 2021 and the Company will  be placed into voluntary liquidation and wound up thereafter, the Directors believe that it would not be reasonable to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the financial statements. The cost of liquidation will be borne by the Parent Company as such provision for the estimated liquidation costs has not been provided for. The accounts have been prepared on a basis other than a going concern but the ZDP's shown in the financial statements continue to be presented on an amortised basis rather than a settlement basis. This is deemed appropriate given the purpose of the Company being limited to the issuance of ZDP shares. The capital entitlement attached to the ZDPs will continue to be recognised until their maturity in April 2021. All other receivables and cash are recognized at an equivalent to the realizable value and payables at an equivalent to settlement value.

 


(c) Financial assets and liabilities at amortised cost-Loans made by the Company and ZDP Shares

Loans made by the Company to its Parent are classified financial assets at amortised cost. ZDP Shares have been classified as financial liabilities at amortised cost.

 

Loans made by the Company and ZDP Shares are initially recognised at cost, being the fair value of the consideration received or paid associated with the loan or borrowing. Loans and ZDP Shares are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method, less any impairment (for the loans). Interest income is recognised by applying the effective interest rate.  The loan will be de-recognised when the company is no longer eligible for the cash flows from it and the ZDPS will be de-recognised when they are repaid.

The final capital entitlement to ZDP Shareholders will rank in priority to the capital entitlement of the Ordinary Shares as such ZDP Shares are classified as a liability.

 

The accounts have been prepared on a breakup basis but the figures shown in the financial statements continue to be presented on an amortised basis rather than a settlement basis given the purpose of the Company being limited to the issuance of ZDP shares.

 

Impairment of assets - Financial assets at amortised cost and Trade and other receivables are subject to impairment calculated under the expected credit loss model within IFRS 9.


(d) Income
Interest income is recognised on accrual basis using the effective interest rate method.

(e) Expenses
All expenses are accounted for on an accruals basis and recognised in the Statement of Comprehensive Income.

 

 

(f) Taxation

The charge for taxation is based upon the net return for the period using the applicable UK corporation tax rate for the reporting period. It takes into account both deductible and non-deductible income and expenses incurred in the reporting period. Deferred taxation will be recognised as an asset or a liability if transactions have occurred at the initial reporting date that give rise to an obligation to pay more taxation in the future, or a right to pay less taxation in the future. An asset will not be recognised to the extent that the transfer of economic benefit is uncertain.


(g) Dividends

Interim dividends to the holders of shares are recorded in the Statement of Changes in Equity on the date that they are paid. Final dividends are recorded in the Statement of Changes in Equity when they are approved by Shareholders.


 (h) Judgement, estimates and assumptions

There are there no judgement, estimate and assumptions for the Company that would have a significant impact on the financial statements.

 

 (i) Capital contribution

Capital contribution(s) from the Parent to meet current and future obligations of the Company are recognised directly in Capital contribution.

 

 

 (j) Segmental reporting

The Directors perform regular reviews of the operating results of the Group as a whole and make decisions using financial information at the Group level. The Board of Directors is of the view that the Company is only engaged in one business segment.

 



 

3 Financial assets at amortised cost




 As at 31 December 2019

 As at 31 December 2018


 £'000

 £'000

Loans to Parent

10,870

10,870

Investment income receivable

383

163

Capital contribution receivable

288

122

Closing balance

11,541

11,155




 

Intercompany Loan Agreement

On 29 March 2018, the Company entered into a Loan Agreement with its Parent. Pursuant to the Loan Agreement, the Company lent the entirety of the gross proceeds of the issue of ZDP Shares to its Parent, which has been applied towards making investments in accordance with its Investment Policy and for working capital purposes.




The Loan Agreement provides that, interest will accrue on the Loan daily at a rate of 2% per annum, compounded annually on each anniversary of Admission of the ZDP Shares and will be rolled up and paid to the Company along with repayment of the principal amount of the ZDP Loan on the date falling 2 Business Days before the ZDP Repayment Date, provided that the ZDP Loan (Loan to Parent) shall become repayable by the Parent immediately upon the passing of a Winding-Up Resolution.




Deed of Undertaking



The Company also entered into the Undertaking with the Parent , pursuant to which, to the extent that the Final Capital Entitlement multiplied by the number of outstanding ZDP Shares as at the ZDP Repayment Date exceeds the aggregate principal amount and accrued interest due from the Parent to the Company as at the Repayment Date, the Parent shall: (i) subscribe an amount equal to or greater than the additional funding Requirement for Subsidiary Ordinary Shares  or (ii) make a capital contribution or gift or otherwise pay an amount equal to or greater than the additional funding requirement.

 

4.  Taxation




 Year ended
31 December 2019

 Period ended
31 December 2018

Analysis of tax charge for the year/period

 £'000

 £'000

Corporation tax

24

20

Total tax charge for the year/period (see below note)

24

20



 

Factors affecting the tax charge for the year/period:



The effective UK corporation tax rate for the year is 19% (2018:19%). The tax charge for the year can be reconciled to the return on ordinary activities in the Statement of Comprehensive Income as follows:





 Year ended
31 December 2019

 Period ended
31 December 2018


 £'000

 £'000

Return on ordinary activities before taxation

(245)

(180)

UK corporation tax at 19%

(47)

(34)

Non-deductible expense

71

54

Total tax charge for the year/period

24

20

 

5. Basic and diluted loss per Ordinary Share

 


 

The calculation of loss per Ordinary Share is based on the net loss for the year £269,000 (2018: £200,000) and a weighted average number of 50,000 (2018:50,000) Ordinary Shares during the year.

 

 

 

6. Financial liabilities at amortised cost-Zero Dividend Preference ('ZDP') Shares

 


 As at 31 December 2019

 As at 31 December 2018


 £'000

 £'000

Opening balance

11,155

-

ZDP Shares issued

-

10,870

Accrued interest during the year/period

386

285

Closing balance

11,541

11,155




Authorised



The maximum number of ZDP Shares to be issued pursuant to the Initial ZDP Placing, as disclosed in the Prospectus dated 12 March 2018, has been set at 20 million. At a general meeting of the Company held on 7 March 2018, a special resolution was passed to issue up to 60 million ZDP Shares.

 




On 3 April 2018, the Company issued 10,869,950 ZDP Shares of a nominal value of 1 pence each at a placing price of 100 pence each to raise gross proceeds of £10,869,950, which were allotted and fully paid up. The Parent Company incurred ZDP Shares issue cost of £129,000, which has been amortised over the life of ZDP shares.

 

 

Rights attaching to the ZDP Shares



The ZDP Shares carry no right to receive dividends or other distributions out of revenue or any other profits of the Company.

 

The ZDP Shares will have a life of 3 years and, on that basis, a Final Capital Entitlement of 110.91 pence per ZDP Share on the ZDP Repayment Date of 6 April 2021, equivalent to a Redemption Yield of 3.5% per annum (compounded annually) on the Issue Price.

 

Under the obligations of Loan Agreement, the Ordinary Shares and the C Shares of the Parent rank behind the ZDP Shares.

 




Voting rights of ZDP Shares



The ZDP Shareholders shall have the right to receive notice of all general meetings of the Company for information purposes, but shall have no right to attend or vote at any such meeting of the Company. For the avoidance of doubt:

 

•  any resolution to alter, modify or abrogate the special rights or privileges attached to the ZDP Shares shall require separate class consent (by special resolution) at a class meeting of ZDP Shareholders convened and held in accordance with the ZDP Articles (a "ZDP Class Consent"); and

 

•  any ZDP Recommended Resolution or any resolution to approve a, ZDP Reconstruction Proposal (if required) shall only be approved by Company Ordinary Shareholders provided they have first been approved by way of a ZDP Class Consent.

 




 



 

Variation of rights and Distribution on winding up



Subject to the Companies Act, on a return of capital, on a winding-up or otherwise, ZDP Shareholders will be entitled to receive an amount equal to the Initial Capital Entitlement of 100 pence per ZDP Share, increased at such daily accrual rate as compounds annually to give a Final Capital Entitlement of 110.91 pence per ZDP Shares at the ZDP Repayment Date of 6 April 2021, which is equivalent to a Redemption Yield of 3.5% per annum (compounded annually).

The Final Capital Entitlement will rank behind any liabilities of the Parent (including the liabilities to OakNorth under the RCF and in priority to the capital entitlements of the Ordinary Shares and any C Shares. The ZDP Shares carry no entitlement to income and the whole of their return accordingly takes the form of capital. The ZDP Shareholders are not entitled to receive any part of the revenue profits (including any accumulated revenue reserves) of the Company on a winding-up, even if the accrued capital entitlement of the ZDP Shares will not be met in full.

 

7. Auditor's remuneration

Audit fees in respect of the Company's financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2019 are £7,000 (2018: £7,000) (excludes VAT of £2,000). During the year no non-audit fees were incurred by the Company.

8. Share capital





Authorised






 As at 31 December 2019

 As at 31 December 2018

Allotted, issued and fully paid:

Number of
shares

 Nominal
£'000

Number of
shares

 Nominal
£'000

Ordinary Shares of £1 each

50,000

50

50,000

50






On incorporation, the Company issued 50,000 Ordinary Shares of a nominal value of £1.00 each which were subscribed by the Parent and fully paid up.






Voting rights





The Company's ordinary shares held by the Parent are the only voting shares in the Company, subject to certain matters which will require ZDP Shareholder approval.






Ultimate controlling rights





The voting rights in the Company are wholly owned by RM Secured Direct Lending Plc, a company incorporated and registered in England and Wales, and is therefore the immediate and ultimate controlling party.

 

9. Net asset value ('NAV') / Capital entitlement per share


 






 

As at 31 December 2019

Shares in issue

 Attributable to Shareholders (£'000)

 Capital entitlement per share (p)

 NAV per share (p)

 

Ordinary Shares

50,000

50

n/a

100.00

 

Zero Dividend Preference Shares

10,869,950

11,541

106.18

n/a

 

As at 31 December 2018

Shares in issue

 Attributable to Shareholders (£'000)

 Capital entitlement per share (p)

 NAV per share (p)

 

Ordinary Shares

50,000

50

n/a

100.00

 

Zero Dividend Preference Shares

10,869,950

11,155

102.62

n/a

 

 

10. Related parties


As at the year end, the Parent Company held 50,000 Ordinary Shares of £1 each in the Company.

On 29 March 2018, the Company entered into a Loan Agreement and Undertaking with its Parent Company which are disclosed in note 3.

The Directors shall not be entitled to receive remuneration in respect of their performance of their duties as Company's Directors nor shall they be entitled to receive any expenses in relation to their role of Company Directors. As at the year end, the Directors held no shareholding in the Company.

 

11. Financial risk and capital management







The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the oversight of the Company's risk management framework. The objective of the Company is to provide the Final Capital Entitlement of the ZDP Shares to ZDP holders at the redemption date. Due to the Company's dependence on Parent Company to repay the loan and provide contribution to meet the final capital entitlement of the ZDP shareholders, the risks faced by the Company are considered to be the same as Parent Company.  The Company has exposure to the following risk from its use of financial instruments:

 

·    Credit risk




·    Liquidity risk




·    Interest rate risk








(i) Credit risks




Credit risk is the risk of the financial loss to the Company if a counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations, and arises principally from the Loan Agreement and the obligation of Parent Company under the Undertaking to subscribe for such number of Ordinary Shares or otherwise ensure that Company is able to pay the Final Capital Entitlement to ZDP Shareholders on the ZDP Repayment date. Parent Company's credit risk is the risk of financial loss if a counterparty to a debt instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations. Parent Company and its investment manager seek to mitigate Parent Company's credit risk by actively monitoring Parent Company's portfolio of debt instruments and the credit quality of the underlying borrowers.

 

The total value of balances subject to credit risk is £11,542 being the receivables due to the parent Company. Loans to the Parent Company have low credit risk as the Parent has a strong capacity to meet its contractual cash flow obligations in the near term. This has been assessed considering the net assets and revenue forecasts of the Parent Company. Adverse changes in economic and business conditions in the longer term are still unlikely to reduce the ability of the Parent to fulfil its obligations. Having assessed these factors and the creditworthiness of the Parent Company, the expected credit loss is not material.

 

 

 

 

 

(ii) Liquidity risks




Liquidity risk is the risk that the Company will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due. The most significant cash outflow consists of the payment of the Final Capital Entitlement to the ZDP holders at the ZDP Repayment Date of 6 April 2021. The Company's exposure to liquidity risk depends upon Parent Company's ability to meet all current and future obligations of the Company. The Directors consider Parent Company's compliance with the Deed of Undertaking (described in note 2 (b) above) and the capital contributions received as sufficient in providing liquidity to the Company when required.

 

     The ZDP Shares capital entitlement amount of £12,055,000 will be repayable on 6 April 2021.

(iii) Interest rate risks




The interest rate applied on the Loan Agreement is fixed at 2% and the interest rate payable on the ZDP shares is fixed at 3.5% compounded and as such no sensitivity analysis is required.





Fair value estimation




The fair values of cash and cash equivalents and short-term debtors and creditors are estimated to be approximately equal to their carrying values due to their short-term nature. The fair values of the financial assets at amortised cost due from the parent under the loan agreement and undertaking are also estimated to be approximately equal to their carrying values. The ZDP Shares are disclosed in this note for disclosures purposes only under IFRS 13 "Fair Value Measurement" (IFRS 13).

The Directors based the fair value of the ZDP shares on the traded price of £105.50 pence per share which was observed on the London Stock Exchange on 31 December 2019 being the last observable traded price before the year end.

Fair value hierarchy




IFRS 13 requires the Company to classify its investments in a fair value hierarchy that reflects the significance of the inputs used in making the measurements. IFRS 13 establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritises the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The three levels of fair value hierarchy under IFRS 13 are as follows:

Level 1




Inputs are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the entity can access at the measurement date.





Level 2




Inputs other than quoted market prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.

 





Level 3




Inputs are unobservable for the asset or liability.



The categorisation of a financial instrument within the hierarchy is based upon the pricing transparency of the financial instruments and does not necessarily correspond to the Company's perceived risk inherent in such financial instruments.

 

The ZDP shares are classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy on the basis that the fair value was derived from an observable traded price.

 

The classification of the Company's investments held at fair value through profit or loss is detailed in the table below:

 





 

As at 31 December 2019

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

 


£'000

£'000

£'000

 

Fair value




 

Financial liabilities at market value

11,468

-


 


Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

 

As at 31 December 2018

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

Fair value




 

Financial liabilities at market value

11,142

-


 

 

12. Subsequent events


The recent outbreak of Covid-19 is a non-adjusting post balance sheet event. Covid-19 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's financial position or operations as the main risk to the Company is that financial support will not be forthcoming from the Company's parent, RM Secured Direct Lending PLC, when required.  The impact of Covid-19 on the Company's parent has been assessed and is disclosed in the parent's annual report and accounts. The increased risk caused by Covid-19 has had a material impact on the Parent Company's investment portfolio but did not impact the Parent Company's ability to continue as a going concern or provide financial support to the Company.

 

13. Financial information

 

This announcement does not constitute the Company's statutory accounts.  The financial information is derived from the statutory accounts, which will be delivered to the registrar of companies and will be put forward for approval at the Company's Annual General Meeting. The auditors have reported on the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019, their report was unqualified and did not include a statement under Section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The Annual Report for the year ended 31 December 2019 was approved on 10 June 2020.  It will be made available on the Company's website at https://rmdl.co.uk/

 

The Annual Report will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at: http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM

 

This announcement contains regulated information under the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules of the FCA.

 

14. Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of RM ZDP Plc will be held at Seven Fields Farm, Netherfield, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9QH on 16 June 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

 

Secretary and registered office:

PraxisIFM Fund Services (UK) Limited

Mermaid House

2 Puddle Dock

London

EC4V 3DB

 

For further information contact:

Brian Smith / Ciara McKillop

PraxisIFM Fund Services (UK) Limited

Tel: 020 7653 9690






 

 


 


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