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Tlou Energy Ltd - Final Results

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Tlou Energy Ltd
21 September 2020
 

 

21 September 2020

 

Tlou Energy Limited

("Tlou" or "the Company")

 

Final Results

 

 

Tlou Energy Limited is an ASX, AIM and BSE listed company focused on delivering power in Botswana and southern Africa through the exploration and development of solar and gas. The Company is pleased to announce its 2020 results.

 

Highlights

·    Initial Power Purchase agreement negotiated with Botswana Power Corporation

·    15-year generation license received from the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority facilitating generation of power from both solar and gas

·    Plans progressed to develop solar power in conjunction with gas fired power to provide a hybrid solar/gas solution

 

The Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2020 are available on the Company's website http://tlouenergy.com/reports.

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

By Authority of the Board of Directors

Mr Anthony Gilby

Managing Director

 

For further information regarding this announcement please contact:

Tlou Energy Limited

+61 7 3012 9793

Tony Gilby, Managing Director

 

Solomon Rowland, General Manager

 

 

 

Grant Thornton (Nominated Adviser)

+44 (0)20 7383 5100

Colin Aaronson, Harrison Clarke, Samantha Harrison, Seamus Fricker

 

 

 

Shore Capital (Broker)

+44 (0) 207 408 4090

Jerry Keen, Toby Gibbs, John More

 

 

Company Information

Tlou Energy is focused on delivering Power solutions to Botswana and southern Africa to alleviate some of the chronic power shortage in the region.  Tlou is currently developing projects using gas and plans to combine this with solar power to provide a cleaner base load power source. 

 

Botswana has a significant energy shortage and generally relies on imported power and diesel generation to fulfil its power requirements.  Tlou's Lesedi power project provides investors with access to a compelling opportunity to displace expensive, carbon intensive diesel and imported coal-fired electricity with a more environmentally friendly alternative.

 

In addition to plans for cleaner energy, the Company is also committed to developing community projects in Botswana adding real value to peoples' lives in a region with sparse services and where few opportunities exist for the local population.  The Company aims to assist communities to become self-sustaining, develop business opportunities, improve access to education and create opportunities for self-employment and wealth creation.

 

The Company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, London's AIM market and the Botswana Stock Exchange and is led by an experienced Board, management and advisory team.

 

The project is significantly de-risked.  The Company produced its first gas in 2014, has a Mining (or development) Licence valid to 2042 and 10 Prospecting (or exploration) Licences.  The Company's project acreage covers a vast area spanning approximately 9,300 Km2 in total.

 

Tlou's 'Lesedi' and 'Mamba' projects already benefit from significant independently certified 2P gas Reserves of ~41 Billion Cubic Feet (BCF).  In addition, 3P gas Reserves of ~427 BCF and Contingent Gas Resources of ~3,043 BCF provide significant additional potential.

 

The Company is planning an initial scalable power project.  Following successful implementation of this first scalable project, the Company looks forward to evaluating longer-term prospects for the delivery of additional electricity to Botswana and to neighbouring countries.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements.  Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results.  No representation is made that any of those statements or forecasts will come to pass or that any forecast results will be achieved.  You are cautioned not to place any reliance on such statements or forecasts.  Those forward-looking and other statements speak only as at the date of this announcement.  Tlou Energy Limited undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

 

Chairman's letter

 

Dear Shareholders,

 

We have made excellent progress towards establishing ourselves as a key power player in Botswana, with sustained gas flows from the Lesedi 3 and 4 pods achieved in August 2019, approval for an interim 2MW Power Purchase Agreement with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) in April 2020 and receipt of a 15 year 2MW Electricity Generation Licence from the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) in June 2020. In addition, the Company remains a preferred bidder for the development of a 10MW Coal Bed Methane (CBM) gas-to-power plant in Botswana.  These were key milestones during the year, as we work towards our goal of becoming a regional power provider in southern Africa through the development of our CBM assets.

 

In August 2019, the Company achieved sustained gas flows of approximately 20 thousand cubic feet per day. Increased sustained gas flow rates are anticipated to take some considerable time, based on the currently available data. However, it is anticipated that drilling of additional wells in the area will facilitate the dewatering process.

 

We are privileged to have the support of the forward-thinking government of Botswana, which previously announced that CBM, a relatively clean source of energy, is to be included as part of the country's forward plan to combat power deficiency. 

 

The Company is awaiting a response to its proposal for development of a pilot CBM gas-to-power project in response to the Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by Botswana's Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE) for development of CBM power plants. The Company's response outlining a staged 10MW development was assessed and the Company was selected as a preferred bidder for this project. This has been an exceedingly long process and is now being impacted by the ongoing global pandemic. However, the process is at a later stage and once the proposal is approved, negotiations with the government on a 10MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) can be completed.

 

While we wait for the 10MW PPA to be finalised, BPC have approved a 2MW interim Power Purchase Agreement.  The interim PPA regulatory approvals have been completed and commercial terms agreed, and we are awaiting a meeting with BPC to sign the interim PPA.  The interim PPA facilitates connection into the power grid and first revenue for the Company.  A pathway to revenue generation is key for the Company and once connected to the power grid, expansion of the project is expected to be relatively straightforward.

 

In June 2020 the Company was granted a 15-year power generation licence from BERA for CBM and solar power generation for sale to BPC at the approved BPC tariff.  The licence includes a series of standard conditions. 

 

During the year, the Company commenced the detailed engineering and design of the ~100Km, 66kV overhead transmission line to connect the Lesedi project to Botswana's power grid at the town of Serowe.  The Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the transmission line has been completed, as well as route alignment and associated surveys.

 

In July 2020, the Company successfully completed a A$3m entitlement offer. The funds raised will allow the Company to complete the detailed design of the proposed transmission line and progress development funding options.  The Company is evaluating both debt and equity to fund the construction of the transmission lines and for expansion of CBM and solar power generation capacity.

 

This has been a highly active year for Tlou despite the challenges of COVID-19. We look forward to another successful year ahead. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tlou Board, management, field staff and advisers, and most importantly our shareholders for their continued support during this tough but exciting time for Tlou.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Martin McIver

Chairman

 

 

Managing Director's Report

 

Dear Shareholders,

 

The previous year saw considerable progress towards our objective of being a new and cleaner energy producer in Botswana. Our most recent development pods, Lesedi 3 and 4, flowed continuous gas during the period under review. However, it became apparent that additional dewatering wells would more than likely be required to speed-up the dewatering process in order to potentially flow higher rates of gas.

 

The major achievement of the year was securing an initial 2MW PPA with Botswana Power Corporation which should serve as the template for expansion noting that at the time of writing, the 10MW PPA process was yet to be concluded. A Generation Licence for gas and solar was also recently awarded to Tlou.

 

The onset of COVID-19 saw Tlou significantly reduce costs which included the shutting-in of the Lesedi 3P production pod as well as staff, consultants and directors taking significant salary cuts. Negotiations continued in relation to Project Finance post a successful Entitlement Offer in 3Q20. The objectives of the Company remain to secure Project Finance to connect to the grid, produce first revenue from gas and solar and then to expand.

 

Notable achievements to date include:

 

·      Established the first Independently Certified Gas Reserves in Botswana with enough 2P gas already in place to complete the currently proposed 10MW power project;

·      Flowed gas from the Selemo Pilot for approximately 2 years;

·      Generated electricity from the Selemo Pilot gas for several months;

·      Awarded the first Mining Licence for CBM gas in the country;

·      Obtained upstream environmental approval for over 200 production wells, water handling, seismic, gas gathering pipelines and a gas processing facility;

·      Successfully acquired the first seismic program in the country specifically targeting CBM gas;

·      Successfully completed two gas production pods (Lesedi 3 & 4) in 1H19, safely and on budget;

·      Considerably reduced well cost over time;

·      Obtained downstream environmental approval for 20MW of gas fired power generation coupled with 20MW of solar plus a transmission line to connect to the grid;

·      Secured an initial 2MW PPA with BPC;

·      Secured a 15-year Generation Licence facilitating generation from both solar and gas;

·      Numerous wells drilled since Tlou operations commenced adding to a database comprising over 100 wells;

·      Tlou 100% owns the project covering approximately 9,300Km2, with enormous scope for gas Reserve expansion;

·      The Company has built an experienced in-county operational workforce;

·      Landholder agreements are either in-place or being finalised;

·      Botswana investors (Pension Funds) are now the largest shareholder group in the Company aligning the country's interest with that of the broader shareholder base;

·      Experienced and diverse board with well established ESG programme.

 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Anthony (Tony) Gilby

Managing Director

 

 

Directors' report

 

The Directors present their report, together with the financial statements, on the consolidated entity (referred to hereafter as the 'consolidated entity' or the 'Group') consisting of Tlou Energy Limited (referred to hereafter as the 'Company' or 'parent entity') and the entities it controlled at 30 June 2020.

 

General Information

 

Directors

The following persons were directors of Tlou Energy Limited during the whole of the financial year and up to the date of this report:

Martin McIver

Non-Executive Chairman

Anthony Gilby

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Gabaake Gabaake

Executive Director

Colm Cloonan

Finance Director

Hugh Swire

Non-Executive Director

Linah Mohohlo

Non-Executive Director

 

Dividends

There were no Dividends recommended or paid during the financial year.

 

Principal activities

The principal activity of the consolidated entity is to develop assets in Botswana for power generation. This includes the exploration and evaluation of Coalbed Methane (CBM) natural gas and development of solar power generation. CBM and solar power can operate as standalone projects or as a hybrid solar and gas solution to provide cleaner baseload power. No revenue from this activity has been earned to date, as the consolidated entity is still in the exploration and evaluation or pre-development stage.

 

Significant changes in the state of affairs

The Company's field operations remained relatively unaffected during the period by COVID-19, however corporate and administrative functions were impacted more acutely. Staff worked remotely when possible and followed enhanced social distancing and health and safety procedures when at the workplace. Access to Botswana by external staff and consultants was and remains restricted, however the Company has sufficient personnel in-country at present to meet current field operational requirements. The Company has also reduced expenditure where possible including very significant salary cuts being taken by staff including all Directors.

 

There were no other significant changes to the state of affairs of the consolidated entity other than those disclosed in the financial report and notes thereof.

 

Review and results of operations

The loss for the year amounted to $12,950,601 (30 June 2019: $3,216,695). The loss for the year is higher than the previous period due to the impairment of some of the Group's non-core prospecting licences. The Company has made progress during the year although at a much slower pace than had been anticipated mainly due to external factors outside the control of the Company.

 

Operations

Operations at the Company's Lesedi power project are continuing. The Lesedi project is the Company's most advanced project with plans in place to develop a solar and gas generation facility and connect to the power grid in Botswana.

 

The project includes the Lesedi 3 and Lesedi 4 CBM production wells or 'pods'. These pods have been dewatered sufficiently to achieve initial sustained gas flow rates. The Lesedi 3 and 4 pods are located in a region where dewatering operations focused on the Lower Morupule Coal seam is occurring for the first time. As a result further dewatering is expected to take some time and may require the drilling of additional wells to assist the process and ideally flow more gas.

 

The Company has also advanced plans for development of solar power. Solar can be a standalone project or as part of a hybrid solar/gas project. Both solar and gas can be used together to provide reliable base load power, with solar generation during daylight hours and gas fired power used when solar is unavailable.  This approach could reduce carbon dioxide emissions compared to Botswana's existing coal and diesel fired generation.

 

The Company agreed an interim 2MW CBM Pilot Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) which is viewed by the Company as a major step forward.  Regulatory approvals have been completed and the Company is awaiting final signature of the PPA from BPC. The interim PPA facilitates connection to the power grid and first revenue for the Company. A pathway to revenue generation is key for the Company and once connected to the grid, expansion of the project is expected to be relatively straightforward. 

 

During the year Tlou also received the formal certificate of its Electricity Generation Licence from Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA). The licence has a term of 15 years, is for the generation of 2 MW of CBM gas and solar power generation at the Lesedi project for sale to BPC at the approved BPC tariff, as well as a series of standard conditions.

 

The Lesedi project has been largely de-risked with various regulatory approvals in place that facilitate project development. The remaining key item is the funding and construction of a transmission line and initial generation assets to connect the Lesedi project to the BPC power grid. Detailed engineering and design of the transmission line and associated infrastructure began post year end, and the Company hopes to be in a position to tender construction of this project in the coming months.

 

Project finance to develop the Lesedi project is proposed to be split into tranches, the first being transmission line funding to enable connection to the grid and commence initial generation and thereafter expansion of both gas and solar power generation capacity. The Company is evaluating both debt and equity funding options or a mix of both.

 

Impairment

Three of the Group's non-core prospecting licences, PL 003, PL 035 and PL 037 have not had significant operations during the reporting period. Following a review of data to hand, it is expected that Tlou will need to conduct further operations, such as seismic/aeromagnetic surveys and core-hole drilling, in these licence areas to make a more informed assessment of these licences areas. These are currently no gas reserves or contingent resources booked over these three licences. 

 

PL 003 is valid until 31 March 2021 and currently the Company plans to apply for renewal of this licence. PL's 035 & 037 expire on 30 September 2020 and renewal applications have been submitted.

 

Based on current information, and the likelihood that further work on the ground will yield information that will supersede some of the existing data, management believe that it is prudent to impair some of the expenditure over these prospecting licences resulting in the impairment charge of $10,647,734 this period.

 

Matters subsequent to the end of the financial year

On 15 June 2020 Tlou Energy announced a partially underwritten entitlement offer of up to 75,030,031 new Tlou ordinary shares at a price of A$0.04 per share (£0.022, BWP0.32) to raise approximately A$3.0 million (approximately £1.65 million, BWP 24 million).  Eligible shareholders could subscribe for one fully paid ordinary share for each six fully paid ordinary shares held and in addition, participants were granted one unlisted option for every two shares allotted. These new options have an expiry date of two years from the date of issue and exercisable at any time prior to expiry at a price of A$0.08 per share.

 

The offer closed in July 2020 with 63,096,876 shares and 51,548,411 options issued via the offer and a subsequent placement.  In addition, 11,921,978 shares and 5,960,989 options were issued to Directors of the Company under the offer following shareholder approval at a general meeting held on 14 September 2020. At the date of this report the Company's share capital comprises 525,199,039 ordinary shares. 

 

There has not been any matter or circumstance, other than that referred to in this report and disclosed in the financial statements or notes thereto, that has arisen since the end of the period, that has significantly affected, or may significantly affect, the operations of the consolidated entity, the results of these operations, or the state of affairs of the consolidated entity in future financial years.

 

Likely developments, risks and expected results of operations

The Company has drilled development wells in the Lesedi project area which have produced CBM gas.  These wells were designed to achieve enhanced gas flow rates in the area proposed for the Company's initial project development.  The gas flow rates from these wells are vitally important to assess the viability of the Lesedi project and management are confident that commercial gas flows can be achieved. However, at the date of this report the level of gas that can and will be produced from the project is not yet known.

 

In addition, the Company plans to develop a solar project either as a standalone project or in conjunction with gas fired power. This is a new concept for the Company and subject to regulatory approvals. An assessment of a tender application in relation to a longer term PPA for the sale of power produced from Tlou's Lesedi Project is yet to be concluded 

 

No guarantee can be given in relation to the results of the Company's operations, gas flow rates, success of PPA negotiations, approvals being granted or the ability to secure funds as required to progress operations. 

 

However, the regional electricity market in southern Africa continues to suffer from chronic shortage of supply, is heavily reliant on coal fired generation so development of solar and gas-fired power in the region remains an attractive commercial option. The Company does not anticipate there to be any significant impacts from COVID-19 in future financial years.

 

Environmental regulation

The Directors are satisfied that adequate systems are in place for the management of its environmental responsibilities and compliance with its various licence requirements and regulations.  The Directors are not aware of any breaches of these requirements and to the best of their knowledge, all activities have been undertaken in compliance with environmental regulations.

 

 

Information on Directors

 

Martin McIver            MBA

Special Responsibilities                                      Non-Executive Chairman

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Risk Committee

Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                           812,102 Ordinary Shares

750,000 Performance Rights

 

Experience

Martin holds an MBA (International) from the American Graduate School of International Management, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Valuations (FINSIA/Kaplan) and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from the Queensland University of Technology.

 

Martin has over 15 years' experience as General Manager for mining services companies including bulk and dangerous goods logistics, and drilling services.  Martin was the Executive General Manager of the Mitchell Group, a vertically integrated coal and coal seam gas company with investments and operations across Australia, Asia and Africa. Prior to joining the Mitchell Group, Martin was a Director in Mergers and Acquisitions with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

Martin was appointed Non-Executive Director in September 2010 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Workpac group. During the past three years Martin has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

 

Anthony Gilby           B.Sc. (First Class Honours)

Special Responsibilities                                      Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                           34,489,580 Ordinary Shares

750,000 Performance Rights

6,249,999 Options

 

Experience                                      

Tony was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in March 2012 and has over 30 years' experience in the oil and gas industry. He is a founding director of Tlou Energy Limited.

 

Tony was awarded a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Geology from the University of Adelaide in 1984, and also won the University Medal in Geology (Tate Memorial Medal). Tony began his career working as a well-site geologist for Delhi Petroleum in the Cooper Basin. He subsequently joined ESSO Australia. His roles with ESSO included exploration geology, geophysics, petrophysics and a period of time working in the Exxon Production Research Centre in Houston studying the seismic application of sequence stratigraphy.

 

On his return to Australia, he continued to work with ESSO in a New Ventures capacity working on a variety of projects prior to relocating to Brisbane where he worked for MIM Petroleum and the Louisiana Land and Exploration Company (LL&E). In 1996, he left LL&E to take on a consulting role as well as the acquisition of prospective Queensland acreage in a private capacity. This work culminated with the founding of Sunshine Gas Limited where he remained Managing Director until its sale in late 2008. He is a former Non-Executive director of ASX listed Comet Ridge Limited.

 

 

Gabaake Gabaake    M.Sc.

Special Responsibilities                                      Executive Director

Member of the Risk Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                           385,999 Ordinary Shares

750,000 Performance Rights

27,571 Options

 

Experience

Gabaake graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Botswana in 1986 followed by a Masters degree in groundwater hydrology from the University College of London in 1989.

 

Gabaake is a Botswana citizen based in Gaborone. He is a former Botswana Government senior public servant having worked as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources. Prior to that, he served at the Ministry of Local Government. 

 

Gabaake has served on various private company boards including De Beers Group, Debswana Diamond Company (Pty) Limited and Diamond Trading Company Botswana. During the past three years, Gabaake has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

Colm Cloonan           FCCA                               

Special Responsibilities                                      Finance Director

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                           1,931,112 Ordinary Shares

750,000 Performance Rights

375,000 Options

 

Experience

Colm Cloonan is the Company's Finance Director. Colm is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) with 20 years' experience in various finance roles.

 

Colm joined Tlou in 2009 at the early stages of the Company's activities and has been with the Company through all phases of its operations and development to date. Colm has worked in Europe and Australia in a range of finance roles including audit and business services, as well as providing financial and management accounting services to clients in various industries including power generation in Australia.

 

Colm studied accountancy at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland. During the past three years Colm has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

Hugh Swire                BA (Hons)                                       

Special Responsibilities                                      Non-Executive Director

Chair of the Risk Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                           10,065,921 Ordinary Shares

500,000 Performance Rights

2,750,415 Options

 

Experience

Hugh started his career working with Mahon China, an established investment management and advisory partnership based in Beijing. Active in China since 1985, Mahon China have over 3 decades of experience advising foreign companies with investments and corporate activities in China. Hugh has remained a Partner of the firm and now supports UK / EU companies from London looking to expand and find partners in China or increasingly support Chinese companies looking to make investments internationally.

 

After leaving Mahon China, Hugh spent a decade working for Investment funds and International banks in Hong Kong and Tokyo where he worked for Nomura as well as in London for JP Morgan where he was Vice President.

 

Since 2010, Hugh has been focused on supporting fast growing UK companies in the low carbon and technology sectors by investing growth capital in Water Powered Technologies Ltd, a leading innovator in zero energy water management systems as well as MWF Ltd, one of the largest suppliers of renewable heat in the UK, which has since been sold to Aggregated Micro Power Holdings plc. Hugh also helped found a leading technology education company Black Country Atelier Ltd, which provides specialist training courses to students globally in 3D printing (CAM) digital electronics and CAD.

 

Hugh still travels to China after studying Chinese at Oxford University graduating with a BA Hons.  During the past three years Hugh has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

 

Linah Mohohlo          MA Finance & Investments, BA Economics                     

Special Responsibilities                                      Non-Executive Director

Chair of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Interest in Shares and options                           500,000 Performance Rights

 

Experience

Ms Linah Kelebogile Mohohlo, is the former Governor of the Bank of Botswana, a position she held from 1999 to 2016.  Ms Mohohlo joined the Bank of Botswana in 1976, and served in several capacities including Board Secretary, Deputy Director of Research, Director of the Financial Markets and Deputy Governor, before being appointed Governor.

 

Ms Mohohlo was a member of the Commission for Africa and the Africa Progress Panel, a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa.  Along with her contacts and expertise in the banking and finance sectors, Ms Mohohlo brings to Tlou Energy significant experience from the mining industry in Botswana having been a board member of both Debswana Diamond Company and Diamond Trading Company Botswana.

 

Ms Mohohlo holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from The George Washington University (Washington DC), a Masters Degree in Finance and Investments from the University of Exeter (UK) and a Diploma in Accounting and Business Studies from the University of Botswana.

 

During the past three years Ms Mohohlo has not served as a Director of any other ASX listed companies.

 

 

Remuneration Report - audited

This report outlines the remuneration arrangements in place for the key management personnel of the consolidated entity.

 

Remuneration policy

Ensuring that the level of Director and Executive remuneration is sufficient and reasonable is dealt with by the full Board. The Remuneration Policy of Tlou Energy Limited has been designed to align the objectives of key management personnel with shareholder and business objectives.  The Board of Tlou Energy Limited believes the remuneration policy to be appropriate and effective in its ability to attract and retain the best key management personnel to run and manage the consolidated entity, as well as create shared goals between key management personnel and shareholders.

 

The Board's policy for determining the nature and amount of remuneration for the executive Directors and senior executives of the consolidated entity is as follows:

 

·      The remuneration policy is developed by the Board after seeking, if appropriate, professional advice from independent external consultants.

 

·      Executives employed by the consolidated entity receive a base salary (which is based on factors such as length of service and experience), inclusive of superannuation, fringe benefits, options and performance incentives where appropriate. Performance incentives are generally only paid once predetermined key performance indicators have been met.

 

·      Executives engaged through professional service entities are paid fees based on an agreed market based hourly rate for the services provided and may also be entitled to options and performance based incentives.  Performance incentives are generally only paid once predetermined key performance indicators have been met.

 

·      Incentives paid in the form of options or performance rights are intended to align the interests of management, the Directors and Company with those of the shareholders.  In this regard, executives are prohibited from limiting risk attached to those instruments by use of derivatives or other means.

 

The Board reviews executive remuneration arrangements annually by reference to the consolidated entity's performance, executive performance and comparable information from industry sectors.

 

Key management personnel including Non-executive Directors located in Australia and employed executives receive the superannuation guarantee contribution required by the Commonwealth Government, which is currently 9.5% and do not receive any other retirement benefits. Individuals, however, can chose to sacrifice part of their salary to increase payments towards superannuation.

 

Non-Executive Director Remuneration

The Board's policy is to remunerate Non-Executive Directors for time, commitment and responsibilities. The Board determines payments to the Non-Executive Directors and reviews their remuneration annually, based on market practice, duties and accountability. Independent external advice is sought when required.

 

The maximum aggregate amount of fees that can be paid to Non-Executive Directors is $500,000 per year. This was approved by shareholders at a general meeting held on 10 July 2012.

 

Fees for Non-Executive Directors are not linked to the performance of the consolidated entity, however, to align Directors interests with shareholder interests, where possible the Directors are encouraged to hold shares in the Company.  There is no minimum holding prescribed in the Constitution.

 

Performance conditions linked to remuneration

The Board provides advice on remuneration and incentive policies and practices and specific recommendations on remuneration packages and other terms of employment for executive Directors, other senior executives and Non-Executive Directors. The aim is to ensure that reward for performance is competitive and appropriate for the results delivered.

 

Remuneration and the terms and conditions of employment for executive Directors and Company executives are reviewed annually having regard to performance and relative comparative information and are approved by the Board following independent professional advice, as required.  In this respect, consideration is given to normal commercial rates of remuneration for similar levels of responsibility.

 

Key management personnel during the financial year ended 30 June 2020

 

Directors

Martin McIver                                     Non-Executive Chairman

Anthony Gilby                                     Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Gabaake Gabaake                              Executive Director

Colm Cloonan                                     Finance Director

Hugh Swire                                           Non-Executive Director

Linah Mohohlo                                    Non-Executive Director

 

Executives

Solomon Rowland                              Company Secretary

There were no other key management personnel of the consolidated entity during the financial year ended 30 June 2020.

 

Details of remuneration

Details of remuneration of each of the Directors and executives of the consolidated entity during the financial year are set out in the table below.

 

Note:

Salaries of Directors and executives have been severely cut following the impact of COVID-19 on operations. Details of the current cost to the Company of key executives is outlined under 'Service Agreements' below. In addition, fees paid to Non-Executive Directors have been reduced to $1,000 per month.

 

Benefits and Payments for the year ended 30 June 2020

 

Short-term

benefits

Post

Employment

benefits

Long

Term

benefits

 

 

Salary & Fees

Cash Bonus

Superannuation

Leave Benefits

Total

 

Directors

$

$

$

$

$

 

M McIver

48,000

-  

4,560

-  

52,560

 

A Gilby

320,651

-  

15,934

68,180

404,765

 

G Gabaake

106,103

-  

10,080

2,473

118,656

 

C Cloonan

199,609

-  

18,963

-  

218,572

 

H Swire

30,000

-  

-  

-  

30,000

 

L Mohohlo

30,000

-  

-  

-  

30,000

 

Total Directors

734,363

-  

49,537

70,653

854,553

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executives

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Rowland

163,534

-  

15,536

-  

179,070

 

Total Executives

163,534

-  

15,536

-  

179,070

 

Total

897,897

-  

65,073

70,653

1,033,623

 

               

 

During the 2020 year, no proportion of the remuneration of any key management personnel was performance based.  No key management personnel received cash bonuses, performance related bonuses, termination benefits or non-cash benefits during the year.

 

Benefits and Payments for the year ended 30 June 2019

 

Short-term

benefits

Post

Employment

benefits

  Long term

    benefits

    Share based payments

 

Salary & Fees

Cash Bonus

Superannuation

Leave Benefits

Total Cash Remuneration

Performance Rights

Equity Compensation

Total

Directors

$

$

$

$

$

$

 

$

M McIver

48,000

-  

4,560

-  

52,560

43,150

45.1%

95,710

A Gilby

415,082

-  

17,965

-  

433,047

43,150

9.1%

476,197

G Gabaake

170,919

-  

12,661

10,713

194,293

43,150

18.2%

237,443

C Cloonan

257,749

-  

24,479

47,041

329,269

43,150

11.6%

372,419

H Swire

24,000

-  

-  

-  

24,000

43,150

64.3%

67,150

L Mohohlo

24,000

-  

1,119

-  

25,119

43,150

63.2%

68,269

Total Directors

939,750

-  

60,784

57,754

1,058,288

258,900

 

1,317,188

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Executives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Rowland

182,648

-  

17,352

-  

200,000

43,150

17.7%

243,150

Total Executives

182,648

-  

17,352

-  

200,000

43,150

 

243,150

Total

1,122,398

-  

78,136

57,754

1,258,288

302,050

 

1,560,338

 

During the 2019 year, no proportion of the remuneration of any key management personnel was performance based.  No key management personnel received cash bonuses, performance related bonuses, termination benefits or non-cash benefits during the year.

 

Service agreements

The following outlines the remuneration and other terms of employment for the following personnel during the reporting period which are formalised in employment contracts for services.

 

Anthony Gilby                                     Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Term of Agreement:                           Mr Gilby's services are provided in a personal capacity. The agreement has no fixed term. Mr Gilby has waived 75% of his current contracted rate. This amount waived is not payable by the Company at a future date. After this 75% reduction and taking account of adjustments for industry standards and CPI the annual cost to the Company is approximately $153,140.

Termination Benefit:                          No termination benefit is payable if terminated for cause.

Termination Notice:                            The Company may give Mr Gilby three months' notice or pay 1.5 times his contracted salary in lieu of notice to terminate the Agreement.

 

Solomon Rowland                              Company Secretary

Term of Agreement:                           Mr Rowland's services are provided in a personal capacity. The agreement has no fixed term.

Base Fee:                                              Mr Rowland has waived 50% of his current contracted rate. This amount waived is not payable by the Company at a future date. After this 50% reduction and taking account of adjustments for industry standards and CPI, the annual cost to the Company is approximately $117,300. 

Termination Benefit:                          No termination benefit is payable if terminated for cause.

Termination Notice:                            The Company may give the Company Secretary six months' notice of its intention to terminate the Agreement.

 

Gabaake Gabaake                              Executive Director

Term of Agreement:                           Mr Gabaake's services are provided in a personal capacity. The agreement has no fixed term.

Base Fee:                                              Mr Gabaake has waived 50% of his current contracted rate. This amount waived is not payable by the Company at a future date. After this 50% reduction and taking account of adjustments for industry standards and CPI, the annual cost to the Company is approximately $79,004. 

Termination Benefit:                          No termination benefit is payable if terminated for cause.

Termination Notice:                            The Company may give the Executive Director six months' notice of its intention to terminate the Agreement.

 

Colm Cloonan                                     Finance Director

Term of Agreement:                           Mr Cloonan's services are provided in a personal capacity. The agreement has no fixed term.

Base Fee:                                              Mr Cloonan has waived 50% of his current contracted rate. This amount waived is not payable by the Company at a future date. After this 50% reduction and taking account of adjustments for industry standards and CPI, the annual cost to the Company is approximately $146,949.

Termination Benefit:                          No termination benefit is payable if terminated for cause.

Termination Notice:                            The Company may give the Finance Director six months' notice of its intention to terminate the Agreement.

 

Key management personnel shareholdings

The number of ordinary shares in Tlou Energy Limited held by each key management person of the consolidated entity during the financial year is set out below. These figures do not include any shares issued post year end.

 

30 June 2020

Balance at beginning of year

Granted as remuneration during the year

Additions1

Disposals

Balance at date of resignation / appointment

Balance at end of year

M McIver

812,102

-  

-  

-  

-  

812,102

A Gilby

21,701,789

-  

287,791

-  

-  

21,989,580

G Gabaake

330,857

-  

-  

-  

-  

330,857

C Cloonan

1,081,112

-  

100,000

-  

-  

1,181,112

H Swire

4,560,092

-  

-  

-  

-  

4,560,092

L Mohohlo

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

S Rowland

250,000

-  

-  

-  

-  

250,000

 

28,735,952

-  

387,791

-  

-  

29,123,743

1 On-market purchase

 

Performance rights

Performance Rights are linked to the share price performance of the Company, ensuring alignment with the interests of the Company's shareholders. The Performance Rights issued to key management personnel are split into Tranches of 250,000 shares. For the Performance Rights to vest and, therefore, become exercisable by a participant, certain performance conditions are required to be met as set out below. On vesting, holders of Performance Rights will be entitled to acquire Tlou Energy Limited ordinary shares at nil cost.

 

Performance rights held by key management personnel on 30 June 2020 are as set out below:

30 June 2020

Tranche

Issue Date

Opening Balance

Fair Value at grant date

Exercised

Lapsed

Balance at Year End

Unvested

M McIver

(i)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(ii)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(iii)

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Gilby

(i)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(ii)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(iii)

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G Gabaake

(i)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(ii)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(iii)

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C Cloonan

(i)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(ii)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(iii)

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H Swire

(i)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(ii)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L Mohohlo

(i)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(ii)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S Rowland

(i)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(ii)

19-Oct-18

250,000

21,575

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

 

(iii)

31-Jan-17

250,000

34,000

-  

-  

250,000

250,000

Total

 

 

4,750,000

472,050

-  

-  

4,750,000

4,750,000

 

Tranche

Performance conditions and expiry date

(i)

To vest the share price needs to be AUD $0.165 or greater for a period of 10 consecutive trading days. These performance rights expire on 31/01/2025.

(ii)

To vest the share price needs to be AUD $0.22 or greater for a period of 10 consecutive trading days. These performance rights expire on 31/01/2025.

(iii)

To vest the share price needs to be AUD $0.28 or greater for a period of 10 consecutive trading days. These performance rights expire on 31/01/2024.

 

Shares issued on exercise of performance rights

Other than as shown in the table above, no other shares were issued on exercise of performance rights up to the date of this report.

 

Relationship between remuneration and Company performance

The factors that are considered to affect shareholder return during the last five years is summarised below:

 

 

 

 

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Share price at end of financial year ($)

0.04

0.115

0.10

0.11

0.07

Market capitalisation at end of financial year ($M)

18

52

35

33

14

Loss for the financial year ($)

 

(12,950,601)

(3,216,695)

(2,810,730)

(3,165,323)

(3,065,583)

Cash spend on exploration programs ($)

(1,766,761)

(6,942,758)

(3,330,951)

(1,852,642)

(5,783,800)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director and Key Management Personnel remuneration ($)

1,033,623

1,560,338

1,168,943

964,891

968,640

 

Given that the remuneration is commercially reasonable, the link between remuneration, Company performance and shareholder wealth generation is tenuous, particularly in the exploration and development and pre-development stage. Share prices are subject to market sentiment towards the sector and increases or decreases may occur independently of executive performance or remuneration.

 

The Company may issue options or performance rights to provide an incentive for key management personnel which, it is believed, is in line with industry standards and practice and is also believed to align the interests of key management personnel with those of the Company's shareholders.

 

No remuneration consultants were used in the 2020 financial year.

 

 

Other transactions with key management personnel and their related parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Payment for goods and services:

 

 

 

 

Office rent paid to The Gilby McKay Alice Street Partnership, a director-related entity of Anthony Gilby.

27,500

32,000

Terms and conditions: Transactions between related parties are on normal commercial terms and conditions no more favourable than those available to other parties unless otherwise stated.

 

(End of Remuneration Report)

 

 

Company secretary

Mr Solomon Rowland was appointed Company Secretary on 19 August 2015 and continues in office at the date of this report. Mr Rowland is a commercial lawyer with over 20 years' experience in various private, government and in-house legal roles.  Solomon holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Queensland.

 

Prior to joining Tlou Energy Limited as Legal Counsel in February 2013, Solomon worked for Crown Law representing various Queensland government departments in a range of legal matters.  During his time in government, Solomon was involved in advising government departments on commercial, corporate governance and policy matters as well as representing the state in various courts, tribunals and commissions of Inquiry. Solomon brings many years of experience in commercial, advocacy, administrative and planning and environment law.

 

Meetings of directors

The number of meetings of the consolidated entity's Board of Directors and committees held during the year ended 30 June 2020, and the number of meetings attended by each Director are listed below. The Nomination & Remuneration committee comprises the full board.

 

 

Board / Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Audit Committee

Risk Committee

 

 

Attended

Held

Attended

Held

Attended

Held

M McIver

 

7

8

2

2

4

4

A Gilby

 

8

8

2

2

-

-

G Gabaake

 

6

8

-

-

1

4

C Cloonan

 

8

8

2

2

-

-

H Swire

 

8

8

-

-

4

4

L Mohohlo

 

7

8

2

2

-

-

Held: represents the number of meetings held during the time the director held office or was a member of the relevant committee.

 

Shares under option

Unissued ordinary shares of Tlou Energy Limited under option at the date of this report are as follows:

Grant date

Expiry date

Exercise price

Number under option

20-Jul-20

20-Jul-22

$0.08

57,509,400

 

Issued performance rights at the date of this report are as follows:

Vesting Date

 

Exercise Price

1/07/2019

Issued

Exercised

Expired

30/06/2020

19 October 2018

$0.165

 

    2,475,000

                  -  

                 -  

                 -  

   2,475,000

19 October 2018

$0.22

 

    2,475,000

                  -  

                 -  

                 -  

   2,475,000

31 January 2017

$0.28

 

    2,275,000

                  -  

                 -  

                 -  

   2,275,000

 

 

 

 

    7,225,000

                  -  

                 -  

                 -  

   7,225,000

 

Shares issued on the exercise of options

Other than those disclosed in the table above there were no ordinary shares of Tlou Energy Limited issued during the year ended 30 June 2020 on the exercise of options granted or up to the date of this report.

 

Indemnity and insurance of officers

The consolidated entity has indemnified the Directors and executives of the consolidated entity for costs incurred, in their capacity as a director or executive, for which they may be held personally liable, except where there is a lack of good faith.

 

During the financial year, the consolidated entity paid a premium in respect of a contract to insure the Directors and executives of the consolidated entity against a liability to the extent permitted by the Corporations Act 2001. The contract of insurance prohibits disclosure of the nature of liability and the amount of the premium.

 

Proceedings on behalf of the Company

No person has applied to the Court under section 237 of the Corporations Act 2001 for leave to bring proceedings on behalf of the Company, or to intervene in any proceedings to which the Company is a party for the purpose of taking responsibility on behalf of the Company for all or part of those proceedings.

 

Currency and rounding

The financial report is presented in Australian dollars and amounts are rounded to the nearest dollar.

 

Auditor's independence declaration

A copy of the auditor's independence declaration as required under section 307C of the Corporations Act 2001 can be found on page 23.

 

Auditor

BDO Audit Pty Ltd continues in office in accordance with section 327 of the Corporations Act 2001.

 

Non-audit services

The Company may decide to employ the auditor on assignments additional to their statutory audit duties where the auditor's expertise and experience with the Company and/or the consolidated entity are important.

 

The Board of Directors has considered the position and, in accordance with advice received from the Audit Committee, is satisfied that the provision of the non-audit services is compatible with the general standard of independence for auditors imposed by the Corporations Act 2001. The Directors are satisfied that the provision of non-audit services by the auditor, as set out below, did not compromise the auditor independence requirements of the Corporations Act 2001 for the following reasons:

 

·      all non-audit services have been reviewed to ensure they do not impact the impartiality and objectivity of the auditor; and

·      none of the services undermine the general principles relating to auditor independence as set out in APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.

 

Details of the amounts paid or payable to the auditor for non-audit services provided during the year are set out below.

 

 

 

 

 

2020

2019

 

 

 

 

$

$

Non-audit services - BDO Australia:

 

 

 

Tax consulting and compliance services

10,700

8,400

Total

 

 

 

10,700

8,400

 

This report is made in accordance with a resolution of Directors, pursuant to section 298(2)(a) of the Corporations Act 2001.

 

On behalf of the Directors

 

Anthony Gilby

Director

Brisbane, 18 September 2020

 

 

2020 Annual Reserves Statement

 

Tlou Energy Limited is pleased to present its Annual Reserves Statement for the period ending 30 June 2020.  There has been no adjustment to the net gas reserves and contingent resources of the Company since the last upgraded reserves were announced on 20 February 2018. Please refer to the ASX announcement on 20 February 2018 for full details of the consolidated entity's gas reserves and contingent resources.

Having conducted a review of its gas reserves and resources position during the reporting period and satisfying itself that there was no new data that might materially increase the reserves or resources estimates reported during the reporting period, the Company hereby presents the net gas reserves and contingent resources on a combined basis as well as for each of its individual tenements as at 30 June 2020:

 

Location

Project

Tlou Interest

Gas Reserves (BCF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/06/2020

30/06/2019

30/06/2020

30/06/2019

30/06/2020

30/06/2019

 

 

 

1P*

1P

2P*

2P

3P

3P

Karoo Basin Botswana

Lesedi CBM

(all coal seams)

PL001/2004,

ML 2017/18L

100%

0.34

0.34

25.2

25.2

252

252

Karoo Basin Botswana

Mamba CBM

(Lower Morupule coal)

PL238/2014 -

PL241/2014

100%

0.01

0.01

15.5

15.5

175

175

Karoo Basin Botswana

PL003/2004,

PL035/2000,

PL037/2000

100%

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

 

 

0.35

0.35

40.7

40.7

427

427

 

Location

Project

Tlou Interest

Gas Contingent Resource (BCF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

30/06/2020

30/06/2019

30/06/2020

30/06/2019

30/06/2020

30/06/2019

 

 

 

1C

1C

2C**

2C**

3C

3C

Karoo Basin Botswana

Lesedi CBM

(all coal seams)

PL001/2004,

ML 2017/18L

100%

4.6

4.6

214

214

3,043

3,043

Karoo Basin Botswana

Mamba CBM

(Lower Morupule coal)

PL238/2014 -

PL241/2014

100%

-

-

-

-

-

-

Karoo Basin Botswana

PL003/2004,

PL035/2000,

PL037/2000

100%

-

-

-

-

-

-

Total

 

 

4.6

4.6

214

214

3,043

3,043

 

ASX Listing Rules Annual Report Requirements

*Listing Rule 5.39.1:

·    All 1P and 2P petroleum reserves recorded in the table are undeveloped and are attributable to unconventional gas.

·    100% of all 1P and 2P petroleum reserves are located in the Karoo Basin in Botswana.

*Listing Rule 5.39.2:

·    All 1P and 2P petroleum reserves reported are based on unconventional petroleum resources.

Listing Rule 5.39.3:

·    The table shows the 2P and 3P petroleum reserves as at 30 June 2020 and comparative petroleum reserves certified at 30 June 2019.

Governance Arrangements and Internal Controls Listing Rule 5.39.5:

·    Tlou Energy has obtained all its gas reserves and resources reported as at 30 June 2020 from external independent consultants who are qualified petroleum reserves and resource evaluators as prescribed by the ASX Listing Rules.  

·    Tlou Energy estimates and reports its petroleum reserves and resources in accordance with the definitions and guidelines of the Petroleum Resources Management System 2007, published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE PRMS).

·    To ensure the integrity and reliability of data used in the reserves estimation process, the raw data is reviewed by senior reservoir and geological staff and consultants at Tlou Energy before being provided to the independent reserve certifiers. Tlou Energy has not and does not currently intend to conduct internal reviews of petroleum reserves preferring to appoint independent external experts prior to reporting any updated estimates of reserves or resources so as to ensure an independent and rigorous review of its data.

·    Tlou Energy reviews and updates its gas reserves and resources position on an annual basis to ensure that if there is any new data that might affect the reserves or resources estimates of the Company steps can be taken to ensure that the estimates are adjusted accordingly.

** Listing Rule 5.40.1:

·      All 2C contingent resources recorded in the table are undeveloped. 100% of the reported 2C contingent resource is attributable to unconventional gas.

·      The geographical areas where the 2C contingent resources are located is the Karoo Basin in Botswana.

 

Listing Rule 5.40.2:

·      The table shows the 2C and 3C contingent resources as at 30 June 2020 as against the previous year. The net 2C and 3C contingent resources did not increase from the 2019 year to the 2020 year.

·      There were no other changes to the 2C and 3C contingent resources since the announcement on 20 February 2018. 

 

Listing Rule 5.44:

·      The estimates of Reserves and Contingent Resources appearing in the 2020 Annual Reserves Statement for Tlou Energy Limited and its subsidiaries are based on, and fairly represent, information and supporting documentation determined by the various qualified petroleum reserves and resource evaluators listed below.

 

·      The gas reserves and resource estimates for the Lesedi CBM Project provided in this report were released to the Market on 20 February 2018 ('Announcement'). Tlou Energy confirms that it is not aware of any new information or data that materially affects the information included in the Announcement and that all of the material assumptions and technical parameters underpinning the estimates in the Announcement continue to apply and have not materially changed. The gas reserve and resource estimates are based on and fairly represents, information and supporting documentation and were determined by Dr. Bruce Alan McConachie of SRK Consulting (Australasia) Pty Ltd, in accordance with Petroleum Resource Management System guidelines. Dr. McConachie is considered to be a qualified person as defined under the ASX Listing Rule 5.42 and has given his consent to the use of the resource figures in the form and context in which they appear in this report.

 

 

Notes to Net Reserves and Resources Table:

 

1)    Gas Reserve and Resource numbers have been rounded to the nearest whole number. 

2)    Gas Resource numbers have been rounded to the nearest tenth for amounts less than 100 BCF, otherwise to the nearest whole number.

3)    Tlou's Gas Reserves have not been adjusted for fuel or shrinkage and have been calculated at the wellhead (which is the reference point for the purposes of Listing Rule 5.26.5).

4)    Contingent Gas Resources are (100%) Unrisked Gross and are derived from the SRK certification at 31 March 2015 for all coal seams (as previously announced by Tlou on 9 April 2015) with adjustment for the gas volumes which have now been certified by SRK in the Gas Reserves category.

5)    ASX Listing Rule 5.28.2 Statement relating to Prospective Resources:

The estimated quantities of petroleum gas that may potentially be recovered by the application of a future development project(s) relate to undiscovered accumulations. These estimates have both an associated risk of discovery and a risk of development. Further exploration appraisal and evaluation is required to determine the existence of a significant quantity of potentially moveable hydrocarbons.

6)    Prospective Gas Resources are (100%) Unrisked Gross and are derived from a report to Tlou from Netherland, Sewell and Associates Inc (NSAI) dated 16th February 2012 regarding certification for all coal seams located in the remaining prospecting licences (as previously announced by Tlou in its prospectus dated 20 February 2013).

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the year ended 30 June 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

Note

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

451

6,933

Other income

 

68,000

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits expense

3

(1,021,320)

(1,109,658)

Depreciation expense

 

(580,713)

(555,675)

Impairment - exploration and evaluation assets

8

(10,647,734)

-  

Foreign exchange gain/(loss)

 

36,968

119,277

Share based payment expense

3

(49,881)

(377,305)

Professional fees

 

(171,767)

(168,072)

Corporate expenses

 

-  

(7,280)

Occupancy costs

3

(50,203)

(63,592)

Other expenses

3

(903,755)

(1,061,323)

LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX 

 

(13,319,954)

(3,216,695)

Income tax

 

4

369,353

-  

LOSS FOR THE PERIOD

 

(12,950,601)

(3,216,695)

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

 

(3,993,594)

1,355,609

Tax effect

 

4

-  

-  

TOTAL OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

 

(3,993,594)

1,355,609

TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

 

(16,944,195)

(1,861,086)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cents

Cents

Basic loss per share

5

(2.9)

(0.8)

Diluted loss per share

5

(2.9)

(0.8)

 

The above consolidated statement of comprehensive income should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

Note

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

$

$

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

6

1,576,471

5,204,948

Trade and other receivables

 

206,799

430,351

Other current assets

 

87,682

77,535

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

 

1,870,952

5,712,834

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Exploration and evaluation assets

8

48,163,968

60,896,127

Other non-current assets

9

708,908

770,750

Property, plant and equipment

7

1,273,953

1,867,025

TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

 

50,146,829

63,533,902

TOTAL ASSETS

 

52,017,781

69,246,736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

10

161,463

221,404

Provisions

 

11

236,010

140,357

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

397,473

361,761

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

-  

369,353

Provisions

 

11

114,000

115,000

TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

114,000

484,353

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

511,473

846,114

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET ASSETS

 

51,506,308

68,400,622

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Contributed equity

12

99,753,504

99,753,504

Reserves

 

 

(5,115,767)

(1,172,054)

Accumulated losses

 

(43,131,429)

(30,180,828)

TOTAL EQUITY

 

51,506,308

68,400,622

 

The above consolidated statement of financial position should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

 

 Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity for the year ended 30 June 2020

 

 

Contributed Equity

Share Based Payments Reserve

Foreign Currency Translation Reserve

Accumulated Losses

Total

 

$

$

$

$

$

Balance at 1 July 2018

90,463,822

309,401

(3,214,369)

(26,964,133)

60,594,721

Loss for the period

-  

-  

-  

(3,216,695)

(3,216,695)

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

-  

-  

1,355,609

-  

1,355,609

Total comprehensive income

-  

-  

1,355,609

(3,216,695)

(1,861,086)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners

 

 

 

Share based payments

-  

377,305

-  

-  

377,305

Shares issued, net of costs

9,289,682

-  

-  

-  

9,289,682

 

9,289,682

377,305

-  

-  

9,666,987

Balance at 30 June 2019

99,753,504

686,706

(1,858,760)

(30,180,828)

68,400,622

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 July 2019

99,753,504

686,706

(1,858,760)

(30,180,828)

68,400,622

Loss for the period

-  

-  

-  

(12,950,601)

(12,950,601)

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

-  

-  

(3,993,594)

-  

(3,993,594)

Total comprehensive income

-  

-  

(3,993,594)

(12,950,601)

(16,944,195)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners in their capacity as owners

 

 

 

Share based payments

-  

49,881

-  

-  

49,881

 

-  

49,881

-  

-  

49,881

Balance at 30 June 2020

99,753,504

736,587

(5,852,354)

(43,131,429)

51,506,308

 

The above consolidated statement of changes in equity should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended 30 June 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

Note

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Payments to suppliers and employees (inclusive of GST and VAT)

(2,145,102)

(2,749,259)

Interest received

 

451

6,933

Other receipts

 

68,000

-  

GST and VAT received

 

365,079

682,516

NET CASH USED IN OPERATING ACTIVITIES

22

(1,711,572)

(2,059,810)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Payments for exploration and evaluation assets

 

(1,766,761)

(6,942,758)

Payment for property, plant and equipment

 

(141,173)

(1,987,503)

NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

(1,907,934)

(8,930,261)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Proceeds from issue of shares

 

-  

9,595,592

Share issue costs

 

-  

(305,910)

NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

-  

9,289,682

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash held

 

(3,619,506)

(1,700,389)

Cash at the beginning of the period

 

5,204,948

7,019,345

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(8,971)

(114,008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT THE END OF THE PERIOD

6

1,576,471

5,204,948

 

 

The above consolidated statement of cash flows should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes.

 

 

 

Notes to the financial statements

 

Note 1.            Significant accounting policies

 

Introduction

This financial report includes the consolidated financial statements of Tlou Energy Limited (the "Company") and its controlled entities (together referred to as the "consolidated entity" or the "group").

The separate financial statements of the parent entity, Tlou Energy Limited, have not been presented within this financial report as permitted by the Corporations Act 2001. Supplementary information about the parent entity is disclosed in note 25.

Tlou Energy Limited is a public company, incorporated and domiciled in Australia. Its registered office and principal place of business is 210 Alice St, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia.

The following is a summary of the material and principal accounting policies adopted by the consolidated entity in the preparation of the financial report.  The accounting policies have been consistently applied to all the years presented, unless otherwise stated.

 

Operations and principal activities

The principal activity of the consolidated entity is to develop assets in Botswana for power generation. This includes the exploration and evaluation of Coalbed Methane (CBM) natural gas and development of solar power generation. CBM and solar power can operate as standalone projects or as a hybrid solar and gas solution to provide cleaner baseload power. No revenue from this activity has been earned to date, as the consolidated entity is still in the exploration and evaluation or pre-development stage.

 

Currency

The financial report is presented in Australian dollars, rounded to the nearest dollar, which is the functional currency of the parent entity.

 

Authorisation of financial report

The financial report was authorised for issue on 18 September 2020.

 

Basis of preparation

These general purpose financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards and Interpretations issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board and the Corporations Act 2001. Tlou Energy Limited is a for-profit entity for the purposes of preparing the financial statements.

 

Compliance with IFRS

The consolidated financial statements of Tlou Energy Limited also comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Historical cost convention

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on an accruals basis and are based on historical costs.

Critical accounting estimates

The preparation of the financial statements requires the use of certain critical accounting estimates. It also requires management to exercise its judgement in the process of applying the consolidated entity's accounting policies. The areas involving a higher degree of judgement or complexity, or areas where assumptions and estimates are significant to the financial statements are disclosed in note 2.

Foreign currency transactions

Foreign currency transactions are translated into Australian dollars using the exchange rates prevailing at the dates of the transactions. Foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the settlement of such transactions and from the translation at financial year-end exchange rates of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are recognised in profit or loss.

 

Going Concern

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis which contemplates that the consolidated entity will continue to meet its commitments and can therefore continue normal business activities and the realisation of assets and settlement of liabilities in the ordinary course of business.

Because of the nature of the operations, exploration or pre-development companies, such as Tlou Energy Limited, find it necessary on a regular basis to raise additional cash funds for future exploration and development activity and meet other necessary corporate expenditure. The Company has recently completed a capital raising which is expected to fund ongoing operations and working capital requirements for the next 12 months. Subject to the results of these operations the consolidated entity may need to raise additional capital to expand and develop the project further. Accordingly, the consolidated entity is in the process of investigating various options for the raising of additional funds which may include but is not limited to an issue of shares or the sale of exploration assets where increased value has been created through previous exploration activity. The Consolidated Entity does not expect the COVID-19 pandemic to adversely impact its ability to raise further capital.

At the date of this financial report, none of the above fund-raising options have been concluded and no guarantee can be given that a successful outcome will eventuate. The directors have concluded that as a result of the current circumstances there exists a material uncertainty that may cast significant doubt regarding the consolidated entity's and the Company's ability to continue as a going concern and therefore the consolidated entity and Company may be unable to realise their assets and discharge their liabilities in the normal course of business. Nevertheless, after taking into account the current status of the various funding options currently being investigated and making other enquiries regarding other sources of funding, the directors have a reasonable expectation that the consolidated entity and the Company will have adequate resources to fund its future operational requirements and for these reasons they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the financial report.

The financial report does not include adjustments relating to the recoverability or classification of recorded assets amounts or to the amounts or classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the consolidated entity not be able to continue as a going concern.

 

COVID-19 Impacts

The Company's field operations remained relatively unaffected during the period by COVID-19, however corporate and administrative functions were impacted more acutely. Staff worked remotely when possible and followed enhanced social distancing and health and safety procedures when at the workplace. Access to Botswana by external staff and consultants was and remains restricted, however the Company has sufficient personnel in-country at present to meet current field operational requirements. The Company has also reduced expenditure where possible including significant salary cuts being taken by staff including all Directors. Throughout the period, the Company received $68,000 grant funding from the Australian Taxation Office relating to COVID-19 assistance.

 

Accounting Policies

 

(a)       Principles of consolidation

Subsidiaries are all entities (including structured entities) over which the consolidated entity has control. The consolidated entity controls an entity when the consolidated entity is exposed to, or has rights to, variable returns from its involvement with the entity and has the ability to affect those returns through its power to direct the activities of the entity. Subsidiaries are fully consolidated from the date on which control is transferred to the consolidated entity. They are deconsolidated from the date that control ceases.

The acquisition method of accounting is used to account for business combinations by the consolidated entity.

Intercompany transactions, balances and unrealised gains on transactions between consolidated entity companies are eliminated. Unrealised losses are also eliminated unless the transaction provides evidence of an impairment of the transferred asset. Accounting policies of subsidiaries have been changed where necessary to ensure consistency with the policies adopted by the consolidated entity.

 

 

(b)       Income recognition

Interest

Interest income is recognised as interest accrues using the effective interest method. This is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial asset and allocating the interest income over the relevant period using the effective interest rate, which is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to the net carrying amount of the financial asset.

 

Other income

Other income is recognised when it is received or when the right to receive payment is established.

 

(c)       Impairment of non-financial assets

Non-financial assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment loss is recognised for the amount by which the asset's carrying amount exceeds its recoverable amount.

Recoverable amount is the higher of an asset's fair value less costs to sell and value-in-use. The value-in-use is the present value of the estimated future cash flows relating to the asset using a pre-tax discount rate specific to the asset or cash-generating unit to which the asset belongs.

Assets that do not have independent cash flows are grouped together to form a cash-generating unit.

 

(d)       Goods and Services Tax ('GST') and other similar taxes

Revenues, expenses and assets are recognised net of the amount of associated GST, unless the GST incurred is not recoverable from the tax authority. In this case it is recognised as part of the cost of the acquisition of the asset or as part of the expense.

Receivables and payables are stated inclusive of the amount of GST receivable or payable. The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the tax authority is included in other receivables or other payables in the consolidated statement of financial position.

Cash flows are presented on a gross basis. The GST components of cash flows arising from investing or financing activities which are recoverable from, or payable to the tax authority, are presented as operating cash flows.

Commitments and contingencies are disclosed net of the amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to, the tax authority.

 

(e)       Comparative figures

When required by accounting standards comparative figures have been adjusted to conform to changes in presentation for the current financial year.

 

 

(f)        New Accounting Standards and Interpretations

A number of new or amended standards became applicable for the current reporting period and the group had to change its accounting policies as a result of adopting AASB 16 Leases.  The impact of the adoption of this standard and the new accounting policies are disclosed below. The other standards did not have any impact on the group's accounting policies and did not require retrospective adjustments.

 

AASB 16 Leases

This standard and its consequential amendments are applicable to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. This standard replaces the accounting requirements applicable to leases in AASB 117 Leases and related interpretations. AASB 16 introduces a single lessee accounting model that eliminates the requirement for leases to be classified as operating or finance leases. This means that for most leases, a right-to-use asset and a liability will be recognised, with the right-to-use asset being depreciated and the liability being unwound in principal and interest components over the life of the lease. 

Upon adoption of this standard, the Consolidated Entity's transitioned using the modified retrospective approach, where the right-of-use asset is recognised at the date of initial application at an amount equal to the lease liability, using the entity's current incremental borrowing rate.  Comparative figures are not restated.  Based on the transition approach and the entity's current leasing arrangements, there were no material impacts in the current or future reporting periods and on foreseeable future transactions.

There are no other standards that are not yet effective and that would be expected to have a material impact on the entity in the current or future reporting periods and on foreseeable future transactions.

 

(g)       Financial Instruments

Classification

The group classifies its financial assets in the following measurement categories:

·      those to be measured subsequently at fair value (either through OCI, or through profit or loss); and

·      those to be measured at amortised cost.

The classification depends on the entity's business model for managing the financial assets and the contractual terms of the cash flows.

 

Measurement

At initial recognition, the group measures a financial asset at its fair value plus, in the case of a financial asset not at fair value through profit or loss (FVPL), transaction costs that are directly attributable to the acquisition of the financial asset. Transaction costs of financial assets carried at FVPL are expensed in profit or loss.

 

Financial assets with embedded derivatives are considered in their entirety when determining whether their cash flows are solely payment of principal and interest.

 

Impairment

The group assesses on a forward-looking basis the expected credit losses associated with its debt instruments carried at amortised cost. The impairment methodology applied depends on whether there has been a significant increase in credit risk.

 

For trade receivables, the group applies the simplified approach permitted by AASB 9, which requires expected lifetime losses to be recognised from initial recognition of the receivables

 

(h)       New Standards and Interpretations not yet adopted

Certain new accounting standards and interpretations have been published that are not mandatory for 30 June 2020 reporting periods. The consolidated entity has decided against early adoption of these standards. The Consolidated Entity's has assessed the impact of these new standards that are not yet effective and determined that they are not expected to have a material impact on the consolidated entity in the current or future reporting periods and on foreseeable future transactions.

 

 

Note 2.                        Critical accounting judgements, estimates and assumptions

 

The preparation of the financial statements requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts in the financial statements. Management continually evaluates its judgements and estimates in relation to assets and liabilities. Management bases its judgements, estimates and assumptions on historical experience and on other various factors, including expectations of future events, management believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. The resulting accounting judgements and estimates will seldom equal the related actual results. The judgements, estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year are discussed below.

 

Exploration & evaluation assets

The consolidated entity performs regular reviews on each area of interest to determine the appropriateness of continuing to carry forward costs in relation to that area of interest.  These reviews are based on detailed surveys and analysis of drilling results performed to reporting date.

 

Deferred Tax assets

The Company is subject to income taxes in Australia and jurisdictions where it has foreign operations. Significant judgement is required in determining the worldwide provision for income taxes. There are certain transactions and calculations undertaken during the ordinary course of business for which the ultimate tax determination is uncertain. The consolidated entity estimates its tax liabilities based on the consolidated entity's understanding of the tax law. Where the final tax outcome of these matters is different from the amounts that were initially recorded, such differences will impact the current and deferred income tax assets and liabilities in the period in which such determination is made.

In addition, the consolidated entity has recognised deferred tax assets relating to carried forward tax losses to the extent there are sufficient taxable temporary differences (deferred tax liabilities) relating to the same taxation authority and the same subsidiary against which the unused tax losses can be utilised. However, utilisation of the tax losses also depends on the ability of the entity, which is not part of the tax consolidated group, to satisfy certain tests at the time the losses are recouped. Due to the parent entity acquiring the entity that holds the losses it is expected that the entity will fail to satisfy the continuity of ownership test and therefore has to rely on the same business test. As at 30 June 2020 the consolidated entity has not received advice that the losses are unavailable, however should this change in the future the consolidated entity may be required to derecognise these losses.

 

 

Note 3.                        Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

Loss before income tax includes the following specific expenses:

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee benefits expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defined contribution superannuation expense

 

60,144

69,729

Performance rights

 

 

 

 

49,881

377,305

Other employee benefits expense

 

 

961,176

1,039,929

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,071,201

1,486,963

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupancy costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental expense relating to short-term leases minimum lease rentals

50,203

61,219

Other occupancy costs

 

 

 

 

-  

2,373

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,203

63,592

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses include the following specific items:

 

 

 

Travel and accommodation costs

 

 

166,649

189,090

Consultants

 

 

 

 

 

195,356

125,492

Stock exchange, advisory, secretarial fees

 

 

290,614

357,619

Insurance

 

 

 

 

 

75,772

72,783

 

Note 4.                        Income Tax

 

The income tax expense or benefit for the period is the tax payable on that period's taxable income based on the applicable income tax rate for each jurisdiction adjusted by changes in deferred tax assets and liabilities attributable to temporary differences and unused tax losses and under and over provision in prior periods, where applicable.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognised for temporary differences at the tax rates expected to apply when the assets are recovered or liabilities are settled, based on those tax rates that are enacted or substantively enacted, except for:

·      When the deferred income tax asset or liability arises from the initial recognition of goodwill or an asset or liability in a transaction that is not a business combination and that, at the time of the transaction, affects neither the accounting nor taxable profits; or

·      When the taxable temporary difference is associated with investments in subsidiaries, associates or interests in joint ventures, and the timing of the reversal can be controlled and it is probable that the temporary difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future.

Deferred tax assets are recognised for deductible temporary differences and unused tax losses only if it is probable that future taxable amounts will be available to utilise those temporary differences and losses.

The carrying amount of recognised and unrecognised deferred tax assets are reviewed each reporting date. Deferred tax assets recognised are reduced to the extent that it is no longer probable that future taxable profits will be available for the carrying amount to be recovered. Previously unrecognised deferred tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that there are future taxable profits available to recover the asset.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset only where there is a legally enforceable right to offset current tax assets against current tax liabilities; and they relate to the same taxable authority on either the same taxable entity or different taxable entities which intend to settle simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Loss before income tax

 

 

 

 

(13,319,954)

(3,216,695)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax at the domestic tax rates applicable to profits in the country concerned

(3,995,986)

(884,591)

Tax effect of amounts which are not deductible/(taxable) in calculating taxable income:

Other non-deductible items

 

 

 

 

(208,258)

(437,049)

Difference in overseas tax rates

 

 

 

 

1,231,271

(81,849)

Previously unrecognised tax losses used to reduce deferred tax expense

369,353

 

Deferred tax asset not recognised

 

 

 

2,972,972

1,403,489

Income tax benefit

 

 

 

 

 

369,352

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recognised deferred tax assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unused tax losses

 

 

 

 

 

5,439,235

9,777,322

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,439,235

9,777,322

Recognised deferred tax liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Assessable temporary differences

 

 

 

5,439,235

10,146,675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,439,235

10,146,675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net deferred tax liability recognised

 

 

 

-  

369,353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrecognised temporary differences and tax losses

 

 

 

Unused tax losses and temporary differences for which no deferred tax asset has been recognised

40,615,596

36,558,768

 

The deductible temporary differences and tax losses do not expire under current tax legislation.  Deferred tax assets have not been recognised in respect of these items because it is not probable that future taxable profit will be available against which the consolidated entity can utilise these benefits.

 

Note 5.                        Earnings per share

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to the owners of Tlou Energy Limited, excluding any costs of servicing equity other than ordinary shares, by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the financial year.

Diluted earnings per share adjusts the figures used in the determination of basic earnings per share to take into account the after income tax effect of interest and other financing costs associated with dilutive potential ordinary shares and the weighted average number of shares assumed to have been issued for no consideration in relation to dilutive potential ordinary shares. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Reconciliation of earnings used in calculating basic and diluted loss per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12,950,601)

(3,216,695)

Loss used in the calculation of the basic and dilutive loss per share

(12,950,601)

(3,216,695)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used as the denominator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Number

Number used in calculating basic and diluted loss per share

450,180,185

414,964,965

 

Options and performance rights are considered to be "potential ordinary shares" but were anti-dilutive in nature and therefore the diluted loss per share is the same as the basic loss per share.

 

Note 6.                        Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents includes cash on hand, deposits held at call with financial institutions, other short-term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less that are readily convertible to known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value. For the consolidated statement of cash flows presentation purposes, cash and cash equivalents also includes bank overdrafts, which are shown within borrowings in current liabilities on the consolidated statement of financial position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at bank

 

 

 

 

 

1,576,471

5,204,948

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,576,471

5,204,948

 

 

Note 7.            Property, Plant and Equipment

 

Plant and equipment is stated at historical cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment. Historical cost includes expenditure that is directly attributable to the acquisition of the items.

Depreciation is calculated on a straight-line basis to write off the net cost of each item of property, plant and equipment (excluding land) over their expected useful lives as follows:

Plant and equipment          3-7 years

The residual values, useful lives and depreciation methods are reviewed, and adjusted if appropriate, at each reporting date.

An item of property, plant and equipment is derecognised upon disposal or when there is no future economic benefit to the consolidated entity. Gains and losses between the carrying amount and the disposal proceeds are taken to profit or loss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Plant and equipment at cost

 

 

 

 

4,101,326

4,334,656

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

 

 

(2,827,373)

(2,467,631)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,273,953

1,867,025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movements in Carrying Amounts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movement in the carrying amount of plant and equipment between the beginning and the end of the current financial year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at the beginning of year

 

 

 

 

1,867,025

440,683

Additions

 

 

 

 

 

 

137,952

1,963,765

Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

(580,713)

(555,675)

Foreign exchange movements

 

 

 

 

(150,311)

18,252

Carrying amount at the end of year

 

 

 

1,273,953

1,867,025

 

Note 8.                        Exploration and Evaluation Assets

 

Exploration and evaluation expenditure incurred is accumulated in respect of each identifiable area of interest.  Such expenditures comprise net direct costs and an appropriate portion of related overhead expenditure but do not include overheads or administration expenditure not having a specific nexus with a particular area of interest.  These costs are only carried forward to the extent that they are expected to be recouped through the successful development of the area or where activities in the area have not yet reached a stage which permits reasonable assessment of the existence of economically recoverable reserves and active or significant operations in relation to the area are continuing.

Accumulated costs in relation to an area no longer considered viable are written off in full in the year the decision is made. Regular reviews are undertaken on each area of interest to determine the appropriateness of continuing to carry forward costs in relation to that area of interest.

Following a review of the assets held by the Company, capitalised expenditure across three of the group's licences, PL3/2004, PL35/2000 and PL37/2000 have been impaired. Following a review of data to hand, it is expected that Tlou will need to conduct further operations, such as seismic/aeromagnetic surveys and core-hole drilling, in these licence areas to make a more informed assessment of these licences areas. These are currently no gas reserves or contingent resources booked over these three licences.  PL3/2004 is valid until 31 March 2021 and currently the Company plans to apply for renewal of this licence. PL's 35 & 37/2000 expire on 30 Sept 2020 and renewal applications have been submitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Exploration and evaluation assets

 

 

48,163,968

60,896,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48,163,968

60,896,127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movements in exploration and evaluation assets

 

 

 

Balance at the beginning of period

 

 

 

60,896,127

52,861,961

Exploration and evaluation expenditure during the year

 

1,519,240

6,554,654

Impairment expense

 

 

 

 

 

(10,647,734)

-  

Foreign currency translation

 

 

 

 

(3,603,665)

1,479,512

Balance at the end of period

 

 

 

 

48,163,968

60,896,127

 

The recoupment of costs carried forward in relation to areas of interest in the exploration and evaluation phase is dependent on successful development and commercial exploitation, or alternatively, sale of the respective areas of interest.

There is a risk that one or more of the exploration licences will not be extended, or that the terms of the extension are not favourable to Tlou. This could have an adverse impact on the performance of Tlou. The consolidated entity is not aware of any reasons why the licences will not be renewed.

 

Note 9.                        Other non-current assets

 

Inventory and well consumables are valued at lower of cost or net realisable value. Inventory and well consumables are allocated to exploration and evaluation expenditure when the assets are used in operations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory and well consumables

 

 

 

 

708,908

770,750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

708,908

770,750

 

Note 10.          Trade and Other Payables

 

These amounts represent liabilities for goods and services provided to the consolidated entity prior to the end of the financial year and which are unpaid. Due to their short-term nature they are measured at amortised cost and not discounted. The amounts are unsecured and are usually paid within 30 days of recognition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

 

 

 

 

 

87,046

84,799

Accruals

 

 

 

 

 

 

60,323

108,690

Other payables

 

 

 

 

 

14,094

27,915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

161,463

221,404

 

The carrying values of trade and other payables approximate fair values due to short-term nature of the amounts. These are non-interest bearing.

 

Note 11.          Provisions

 

Provisions are recognised when the consolidated entity has a present (legal or constructive) obligation as a result of a past event, it is probable the consolidated entity will be required to settle the obligation, and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation. The amount recognised as a provision is the best estimate of the consideration required to settle the present obligation at the reporting date, taking into account the risks and uncertainties surrounding the obligation. If the time value of money is material, provisions are discounted using a current pre-tax rate specific to the liability. The increase in the provision resulting from the passage of time is recognised as a finance cost.

 

Rehabilitation

The provision represents the estimated costs to rehabilitate wells in licences held by the consolidated entity. This provision has been calculated based on the number of wells which require rehabilitation and the expected costs to rehabilitate each well, taking into consideration the type of well and its location.

 

Employee benefits

Wages and salaries and annual leave

Liabilities for wages and salaries, including non-monetary benefits, and annual leave expected to be settled within 12 months of the reporting date are recognised in current liabilities in respect of employees' services up to the reporting date and are measured at the amounts expected to be paid when the liabilities are settled.

 

Long service leave

The liability for long service leave is recognised in current and non-current liabilities, depending on the unconditional right to defer settlement of the liability for at least 12 months after the reporting date. The liability is measured as the present value of expected future payments to be made in respect of services provided by employees up to the reporting date. Consideration is given to expected future wage and salary levels, experience of employee departures and periods of service. Expected future payments are discounted using market yields at the reporting date on national corporate bonds with terms to maturity and currency that match, as closely as possible, the estimated future cash outflows.

 

Employee benefits - Botswana Severance

A provision has been recognised for employee benefits relating to severance pay payable in Botswana.

 

Severance pay

As per the Botswana Labour a provision is calculated for each Botswana based employee of one day per month of service, which can be paid out after 60 months or when employment ends. The benefit rises to two days per month after the first 60 months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

Current

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Employee benefits

 

 

 

 

125,541

64,248

Employee benefits - Botswana severance

 

 

110,469

76,109

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

236,010

140,357

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehabilitation

 

 

 

 

 

114,000

115,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

114,000

115,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movements in rehabilitation provision during the year

 

 

 

Balance at the beginning of the year

 

 

115,000

97,000

Rehabilitation required on wells drilled during the year

 

2,000

18,000

Completed during the year

 

 

 

 

(3,000)

-  

Carrying amount at the end of the year

 

 

114,000

115,000

 

Employee benefits - Botswana Severance

A provision has been recognised for employee benefits relating to severance pay payable in Botswana.

 

Note 12.          Contributed equity

 

Issued and paid up capital is recognised at the fair value of the consideration received by the consolidated entity. Incremental costs directly attributable to the issue of new shares or options are shown in equity as a deduction, net of tax, from the proceeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shares

Shares

$

$

Opening balance

 

 

 

450,180,185

354,224,275

99,753,504

90,463,822

Issue of ordinary shares during the year

-  

95,955,910

-  

9,595,591

Share issue costs

 

 

 

-  

-  

-  

(305,909)

Ordinary shares fully paid

 

 

450,180,185

450,180,185

99,753,504

99,753,504

 

Ordinary shares

Ordinary shares entitle the holder to participate in dividends and the proceeds on the winding up of the Company in proportion to the number of, and amounts paid on, the shares held. The fully paid ordinary shares have no par value.  On a show of hands every member present at a meeting, in person or by proxy, shall have one vote and upon a poll, each share shall have one vote. The Company does not have authorised capital or par value in respect of its issued shares.

 

Capital risk management

The capital structure of the consolidated entity consists of equity attributable to equity holders of the parent entity, comprising issued capital and reserves as disclosed in the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity.

 

When managing capital, management's objective is to ensure the parent entity continues as a going concern and to maintain a structure that ensures the lowest cost of capital available and to ensure adequate capital is available for exploration and evaluation of tenements.  In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the consolidated entity may seek to issue new shares.  Consistent with other exploration companies, the consolidated entity, including the parent entity monitors capital on the basis of forecast exploration and development expenditure required to reach a stage which permits a reasonable assessment of the existence or otherwise of an economically recoverable reserve.

There were no changes in the consolidated entity's approach to capital management during the year.

The consolidated entity is not subject to externally imposed capital requirements.

 

Note 13.          Reserves

 

Foreign Currency Translation Reserve

The foreign currency translation reserve records exchange differences arising on translation of foreign controlled entities.

The financial report is presented in Australian dollars rounded to the nearest dollar, which is Tlou Energy Limited's functional and presentation currency.

Foreign operations

The assets and liabilities of foreign operations are translated into functional currency using the exchange rates at the reporting date. The revenues and expenses of foreign operations are translated into functional currency using the average exchange rates, which approximate the rate at the date of the transaction, for the period. All resulting foreign exchange differences are recognised in the foreign currency translation reserve in equity. The foreign currency reserve is recognised in profit or loss when the foreign operation or net investment is disposed of.

 

Share Based Payments Reserve

The share-based payments reserve is used to record the share based payment associated with options granted to employees and others under equity-settled share based payment arrangements.

 

 

Note 14.          Share-based payments

 

Equity-settled and cash-settled share-based compensation benefits are provided to employees.

Equity-settled transactions are awards of shares, or options over shares that are provided to employees in exchange for the rendering of services. Cash-settled transactions are awards of cash for the exchange of services, where the amount of cash is determined by reference to the share price.

The cost of equity-settled transactions are measured at fair value on grant date. Fair value is independently determined using either the Binomial or Black-Scholes option pricing model that takes into account the exercise price, the term of the option, the impact of dilution, the share price at grant date and expected price volatility of the underlying share, the expected dividend yield and the risk free interest rate for the term of the option, together with non-vesting conditions that do not determine whether the consolidated entity receives the services that entitle the employees to receive payment. No account is taken of any other vesting conditions.

The cost of equity-settled transactions are recognised as an expense with a corresponding increase in equity over the vesting period. The cumulative charge to profit or loss is calculated based on the grant date fair value of the award, the best estimate of the number of awards that are likely to vest and the expired portion of the vesting period. The amount recognised in profit or loss for the period is the cumulative amount calculated at each reporting date less amounts already recognised in previous periods.

Market conditions are taken into consideration in determining fair value. Therefore, any awards subject to market conditions are considered to vest irrespective of whether or not that market condition has been met provided all other conditions are satisfied.

If equity-settled awards are modified, as a minimum an expense is recognised as if the modification has not been made. An additional expense is recognised, over the remaining vesting period, for any modification that increases the total fair value of the share-based compensation benefit as at the date of modification.

If the non-vesting condition is within the control of the consolidated entity or employee, the failure to satisfy the condition is treated as a cancellation. If the condition is not within the control of the consolidated entity or employee and is not satisfied during the vesting period, any remaining expense for the award is recognised over the remaining vesting period, unless the award is forfeited.

If equity-settled awards are cancelled, it is treated as if it has vested on the date of cancellation, and any remaining expense is recognised immediately. If a new replacement award is substituted for the cancelled award, the cancelled and new award is treated as if they were a modification.

 

Employee Share Options and Performance Rights

Share Options and Performance Rights may be granted to certain personnel of the Company on terms determined by the directors or otherwise approved by the Company at a general meeting. 

Share options are granted for no consideration. Options and entitlements to the options are vested on a time basis and/or on specific performance-based criteria such as share price increases or reserves certification. Options granted as described above carry no dividend or voting rights.  When exercisable, each option is convertible to one ordinary share.

Performance Rights are linked to the share price performance of the Company, ensuring alignment with the interests of the Company's shareholders. For the Performance Rights that are issued but not yet exercised at the date of this report to vest and, therefore, become exercisable by a participant, certain performance conditions are required to be met as set out below. On vesting, holders of Performance Rights will be entitled to acquire Tlou Energy Limited ordinary shares at nil cost.

 

Performance rights outstanding at the date of this report:

No. of Performance Rights

Reference

Date of Approval

Share price at approval date

Exercise Price

2,475,000

 

(i)

17-Oct-18

$0.11

$0.165

2,475,000

 

(ii)

17-Oct-18

$0.11

$0.22

2,275,000

 

(iii)

10-Nov-16

$0.14

$0.28

 

 

Performance Condition

(i)

The closing price of Shares being 50% or more above the price at the date of shareholder approval for a period of 10 consecutive trading days.

(ii)

The closing price of Shares being 100% or more above the price at the date of shareholder approval for a period of 10 consecutive trading days.

(iii)

The closing price of Shares being 100% or more above the price at the date of shareholder approval for a period of 10 consecutive trading days.

 

The following table shows the number, movements and exercise price of performance rights for the 2020 year.

Date of Approval

Exercise Price

1/07/2019

Issued

Exercised

Expired

30/06/2020

19 October 2018

$0.165

 

   2,475,000

                -  

                 -  

                    -  

         2,475,000

19 October 2018

$0.22

 

   2,475,000

                -  

                 -  

                    -  

         2,475,000

31 January 2017

$0.28

 

   2,275,000

                -  

                 -  

                    -  

         2,275,000

 

 

 

 

 

   7,225,000

                -  

                 -  

                    -  

         7,225,000

                   

 

The following table shows the number, movements and exercise price of performance rights for the 2019 year.

Date of Approval

 

Exercise Price

1/07/2018

Issued

Exercised

Expired

30/06/2019

19 October 2018

$0.165

 

               -  

      2,475,000

                 -  

                 -  

   2,475,000

19 October 2018

$0.22

 

               -  

      2,475,000

                 -  

                 -  

   2,475,000

31 January 2017

$0.28

 

    2,275,000

                  -  

                 -  

                 -  

   2,275,000

 

 

 

 

    2,275,000

      4,950,000

                 -  

                 -  

   7,225,000

 

There are no share options outstanding at the end of the 2020 financial year (2019: Nil).

 

Expenses arising from share-based payment transactions

Total expenses arising from share-based payment transaction recognised during the year were as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performance rights

 

 

 

 

 

49,881

377,305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49,881

377,305

 

Note 15.          Commitments

 

Exploration expenditure:

To maintain an interest in the exploration tenements in which it is involved, the consolidated entity is required to meet certain conditions imposed by the various statutory authorities granting the exploration tenements or that are imposed by the joint venture agreements entered into by the consolidated entity.  These conditions can include proposed expenditure commitments.  The timing and amount of exploration expenditure obligations of the consolidated entity may vary significantly from the forecast based on the results of the work performed, which will determine the prospectivity of the relevant area of interest.  The consolidated entity's proposed expenditure obligations, which are not provided for in the financial statements are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

Minimum expenditure requirements 

 

 

$

$

not later than 12 months

 

 

 

327,733

251,982

between 12 months and 5 years

 

 

231,401

770,913

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

559,134

1,022,895

 

Note 16.          Financial instruments

 

Overview

The consolidated entity's principal financial instruments comprise receivables, payables, cash and term deposits. The main risks arising from the consolidated entity's financial assets are interest rate risk, foreign currency risk, credit risk and liquidity risk.

This note presents information about the consolidated entity's exposure to each of the above risks, its objectives, policies and processes for measuring and managing risk. Other than as disclosed, there have been no significant changes since the previous financial year to the exposure or management of these risks.

The consolidated entity holds the following financial instruments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

 

1,576,471

5,204,948

Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

 

206,799

430,351

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,783,270

5,635,299

Financial Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

 

161,463

221,404

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

161,463

221,404

 

Financial risk management objectives

The consolidated entity's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: market risk (including foreign currency risk, price risk and interest rate risk), credit risk and liquidity risk. The consolidated entity's overall risk management program focuses on the unpredictability of financial markets and seeks to minimise potential adverse effects on the financial performance of the consolidated entity. The consolidated entity uses different methods to measure different types of risk to which it is exposed. These methods include sensitivity analysis in the case of interest rate, foreign exchange and other price risks and ageing analysis for credit risk.

 

Key risks are monitored and reviewed as circumstances change (e.g. acquisition of new entity or project) and policies are created or revised as required. The overall objective of the consolidated entity's financial risk management policy is to support the delivery of the consolidated entity's financial targets whilst protecting future financial security.

Given the nature and size of the business and uncertainty as to the timing and amount of cash inflows and outflows, the consolidated entity does not enter into derivative transactions to mitigate the financial risks. In addition, the consolidated entity's policy is that no trading in financial instruments shall be undertaken for the purpose of making speculative gains. As the consolidated entity's operations change, the Directors will review this policy periodically going forward.

 

The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for the establishment and oversight of the risk management framework. The Board reviews and agrees policies for managing the consolidated entity's financial risks as summarised below. These policies include identification and analysis of the risk exposure of the consolidated entity and appropriate procedures, controls and risk limits.

Risk management is carried out by senior finance executives (finance) under policies approved by the Board of Directors. Finance identifies, evaluates and hedges financial risks within the consolidated entity's operating units where appropriate.

 

(a)   Interest rate risk

Exposure to interest rate risk arises on financial assets and financial liabilities recognised at reporting date whereby a future change in interest rates will affect future cash flows or the fair value of fixed rate financial instruments. The consolidated entity is also exposed to earnings volatility on floating rate instruments.

A forward business cash requirement estimate is made, identifying cash requirements for the following period (generally up to one year) and interest rate term deposit information is obtained from a variety of banks over a variety of periods (usually one month up to six-month term deposits) accordingly. The funds to invest are then scheduled in an optimised fashion to maximise interest returns.

 

Interest rate sensitivity

A sensitivity of 1% interest rate has been selected as this is considered reasonable given the current market conditions. A 1% movement in interest rates at the reporting date would have increased (decreased) equity and profit or loss by the amounts shown below. This analysis assumes that all other variables, in particular foreign currency rates, remain constant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit or loss

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

1% increase

1% decrease

1% increase

1% decrease

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

$

$

Consolidated - 30 June 2020

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

15,765

(15,765)

15,765

(15,765)

Consolidated - 30 June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

50,049

(50,049)

50,049

(50,049)

 

Interest rate risk on other financial instruments is immaterial.

 

(b)   Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk is the risk that the consolidated entity will not be able to meet its financial obligations as they fall due. The Board's approach to managing liquidity is to ensure, as far as possible, that the consolidated entity will always have sufficient liquidity to meet its obligations when due.

Ultimate responsibility for liquidity risk management rests with the Board of Directors. The consolidated entity manages liquidity risk by maintaining adequate reserves and by continuously monitoring forecast and actual cash flows and matching the maturity profiles of financial assets and liabilities.  This is based on the undiscounted cash flows of the financial liabilities based on the earliest date on which they are required to be paid. At the end of the reporting period the consolidated entity held cash of $1,576,471 (2019: $5,204,948).

The following table details the remaining contractual maturity for non-derivative financial liabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within

Between

Total Contractual

Carrying

 

 

 

 

 

1 Year

1 & 2 years

Cash Flows

Amount

Consolidated - 30 June 2020

$

$

$

$

Trade and other payables

 

161,463

-  

161,463

161,463

Consolidated - 30 June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

221,404

-  

221,404

221,404

 

(c)   Foreign exchange risk

As a result of activities overseas, the consolidated entity's consolidated statement of financial position can be affected by movements in exchange rates. The consolidated entity also has transactional currency exposures. Such exposures arise from transactions denominated in currencies other than the functional currency of the relevant entity.

The consolidated entity's exposure to foreign currency risk primarily arises from the consolidated entity's operations overseas.  Foreign exchange risk arises from future commercial transactions and recognised financial assets and financial liabilities denominated in a currency that is not the entity's functional currency. The risk is measured using sensitivity analysis and cash flow forecasting.

The consolidated entity currently does not engage in any hedging or derivative transactions to manage foreign currency risk. The consolidated entity's policy is to generally convert its local currency to Pula, Rand or US dollars at the time of transaction. The consolidated entity, has on rare occasions, taken the opportunity to move Australian dollars into foreign currency (ahead of a planned requirement for those foreign funds) when exchange rate movements have moved significantly in favour of the Australian dollar, and management considers that the currency movement is extremely likely to move back in subsequent weeks or months. Therefore, the opportunity has been taken to lock in currency at a favourable rate to the consolidated entity. This practice is expected to be the exception, rather than the normal practice.

 

The consolidated entity's exposure to foreign currency risk at the reporting date, expressed in Australian dollars, was as follows:

 

 

 

2020

2020

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

 

 

USD

BWP

ZAR

GBP

USD

BWP

ZAR

GBP

 

 

A$

A$

A$

A$

A$

A$

A$

A$

Financial Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

28,496

398,224

13,649

175,155

27,884

2,878,496

15,470

1,245,221

Trade and other receivables

-  

203,872

-  

-  

-  

404,063

-  

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

-  

(46,953)

-  

-  

-  

(108,858)

-  

-  

Net Financial Instruments

28,496

555,143

13,649

175,155

27,884

3,173,701

15,470

1,245,221

 

Foreign currency rate sensitivity

Based on financial instruments held at 30 June 2020, had the Australian dollar strengthened/weakened by 10% the consolidated entity's profit or loss and equity would be impacted as follows:

 

 

 

 

Profit or loss

Equity

 

 

 

 

10%

10%

10%

10%

 

 

 

 

Increase

Decrease

Increase

Decrease

2020

 

 

 

$

$

$

$

Dollar (US)

 

 

(2,850)

2,850

(2,850)

2,850

Pula (Botswana)

 

(55,514)

55,514

(55,514)

55,514

Rand (South Africa)

 

(1,365)

1,365

(1,365)

1,365

Pound (UK)

 

 

(17,516)

17,516

(17,516)

17,516

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dollar (US)

 

 

(2,788)

2,788

(2,788)

2,788

Pula (Botswana)

 

(317,370)

317,370

(317,370)

317,370

Rand (South Africa)

 

(1,547)

1,547

(1,547)

1,547

Pound (UK)

 

 

(124,522)

124,522

(124,522)

124,522

 

(d)   Credit risk

Credit risk is the risk of financial loss to the consolidated entity if a customer or counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual obligations. This arises principally from cash and cash equivalents and trade and other receivables. The consolidated entity's exposure and the credit ratings of its counterparties are continuously monitored by the Board of Directors.

The maximum exposure to credit risk at the reporting date is the carrying amount of the financial assets as summarised in the table above.

 

Credit Risk Exposures

Trade and other receivables

Trade and other receivables comprise primarily of VAT and GST refunds due. Where possible the consolidated entity trades with recognised, creditworthy third parties. The receivable balances are monitored on an ongoing basis. The consolidated entity's exposure to expected credit losses is not significant.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

The consolidated entity has a significant concentration of credit risk with respect to cash deposits with Westpac Banking Corporation, First National Bank Botswana and First National Bank South Africa. However, significant cash deposits are invested across banks to mitigate credit risk exposure to a particular bank. AAA rated banks are used where possible and non-AAA banks are utilised where commercially attractive returns are available.

 

Note 17.          Key Management Personnel

 

Key management personnel comprise directors and other persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling the activities of the consolidated entity.

 

Key management personnel compensation

The aggregate compensation made to directors and other members of key management personnel of the consolidated entity is set out below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Short-term employee benefits

 

 

 

 

897,897

1,122,398

Post-employment benefits

 

 

 

 

65,073

78,136

Other long-term benefits

 

 

 

 

70,653

57,754

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,033,623

1,258,288

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share based payments

 

 

 

 

-  

302,050

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,033,623

1,560,338

 

Note 18.          Auditors' Remuneration

 

During the year the following fees were paid or payable for services provided by the auditor of the consolidated entity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Audit services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auditing or reviewing the financial statements - BDO Australia

48,375

56,500

 

Auditing or reviewing the financial statements - BDO Botswana

23,135

32,962

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-audit services - BDO Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax consulting and compliance services

 

 

10,700

8,400

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

82,210

97,862

 

 

Note 19.          Contingent Liabilities

 

The Directors are not aware of any contingent liabilities (2019: nil).

 

 

Note 20.          Related Party Transactions

 

Parent entity

The legal parent entity is Tlou Energy Limited.

Subsidiaries

Interests in subsidiaries are set out in note 23.

Transactions with related parties

The following transactions occurred with related parties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Payment for goods and services:

 

 

 

 

Office rent paid to The Gilby McKay Alice Street Partnership, a director-related entity of Anthony Gilby.

27,750

32,000

 

 

Note 21.          Segment Reporting

 

Reportable Segments

Operating segments are identified on the basis of internal reports that are regularly reviewed by the executive team in order to allocate resources to the segment and assess its performance.

The Company currently operates in one segment, being the exploration, evaluation and development of Coalbed Methane resources in Southern Africa.

Segment revenue

As at 30 June 2020 no revenue has been derived from its operations (2019: nil).

 

Segment assets

Segment non-current assets are allocated to countries based on where the assets are located as outlined below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Botswana

 

 

 

 

 

50,142,417

63,526,670

Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,412

7,232

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,146,829

63,533,902

 

 

Note 22.          Cash Flow Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

Reconciliation of cash flow from operations

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

(12,950,601)

(3,216,695)

Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

572,014

555,675

Share-based payments

 

 

 

 

49,881

377,305

Impairment charge - exploration and evaluation assets

 

10,647,734

-  

Net exchange differences

 

 

 

 

40,309

161,460

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of the effects of purchase and disposal of subsidiaries:

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

 

223,322

73,149

Decrease/(increase) in other assets

 

 

(10,214)

(64)

Increase/(decrease) in trade payables and accruals

 

289

9,849

Decrease/(increase) in prepayments

 

 

(9,606)

5,347

Increase/(decrease) in provisions

 

 

 

94,653

(25,836)

Increase/(decrease) in deferred tax liability

 

 

(369,353)

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1,711,572)

(2,059,810)

 

There were no non-cash investing or financing activities during the year (2019: nil).

 

Note 23.          Subsidiaries

 

The consolidated financial statements incorporate the assets, liabilities and results of the following subsidiaries in accordance with the accounting policy described in note 1.

 

Name of entity

 

 

Country of incorporation

Class of shares

Equity holding %

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

Tlou Energy Botswana (Proprietary) Ltd

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technoleads International Inc

 

Barbados

Ordinary

100

100

Tlou Energy Exploration (Proprietary) Limited

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sable Energy Holdings (Barbados) Inc

Barbados

Ordinary

100

100

Tlou Energy Resources (Proprietary) Limited

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copia Resources Inc

 

Barbados

Ordinary

100

100

Tlou Energy Corp Services Botswana (Proprietary) Limited

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madra Holdings (Barbados) Inc

 

Barbados

Ordinary

100

100

Tlou Energy Solutions (Proprietary) Limited

Botswana

Ordinary

100

100

 

 

Note 24.          Matters subsequent to the end of the financial year

 

On 15 June 2020 Tlou Energy announced a partially underwritten entitlement offer of up to 75,030,031 new Offer Shares at a price of A$0.04 per share (£0.022, BWP0.32) to raise approximately A$3.0 million (approximately £1.65 million, BWP 24 million).  Eligible shareholders could subscribe for one fully paid ordinary share for each six fully paid ordinary shares held and in addition, participants were granted one unlisted option for every two shares allotted. These new Options will have an expiry date of two years from the date of issue and exercisable at any time prior to expiry at a price of A$0.08 per share.

 

The offer closed in July 2020 with 63,096,876 shares and 51,548,411 options issued via the offer and a subsequent placement.  In addition, 11,921,978 shares and 5,960,989 options were issued to Directors of the Company under the offer following shareholder approval at a general meeting held on 14 September 2020. At the date of this report the Company's share capital comprises 525,199,039 ordinary shares. 

 

There has not been any matter or circumstance, other than that referred to in this report and disclosed in the financial statements or notes thereto, that has arisen since the end of the period, that has significantly affected, or may significantly affect, the operations of the consolidated entity, the results of these operations, or the state of affairs of the consolidated entity in future financial years.

 

Note 25.          Parent entity disclosures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2020

June 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

1,271,818

2,425,557

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

30,218,163

30,220,983

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

31,489,981

32,646,540

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

229,734

160,683

Total liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

229,734

160,683

Net assets

 

 

 

 

 

31,260,247

32,485,857

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributed equity

 

 

 

 

 

99,753,504

99,753,504

Share based payment

 

 

 

 

736,587

686,706

Accumulated losses

 

 

 

 

 

(69,229,844)

(67,954,353)

Total equity

 

 

 

 

 

31,260,247

32,485,857

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

1,275,491

11,401,749

Total comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

1,275,491

11,401,749

 

Commitments, Contingencies and Guarantees of the Parent Entity

The Parent Entity has no commitments for the acquisition of property, plant and equipment, no contingent assets, contingent liabilities or guarantees at balance date.

 

 

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