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Agriterra Ltd
04 November 2013
 



Agriterra Ltd / Ticker: AGTA / Index: AIM / Sector: Agriculture

4 November 2013

Agriterra Ltd ('Agriterra' or 'the Group')

Preliminary Results

 

Agriterra Ltd, the AIM listed pan-African agricultural company, announces its unaudited results for the year ended 31 May 2013.

 

OVERVIEW

 

·    African focussed multi divisional agricultural Group with vertically integrated operations to maximise margins and revenues

·    Defined investment and development programme to provide foundation for sustainable growth and profitability - focussing on expansion of beef operations in Mozambique and cocoa operations in Sierra Leone

·    Record revenues of US$21.2m (2012: US$13.8m) reported and increased Net Asset Value ('NAV') to US$60.0m (2012: US$41.4m)

·    Strong balance sheet to support expansion programme following the sale of legacy oil assets in Ethiopia - further $10m before tax due if a commercial discovery is made in Ethiopia

 

Beef Operations, Mozambique

 

·    Revenue from beef operations more than doubled during the year to US$2.2m (2012: US$0.9m) with the slaughter of 2,145 animals (2012: 1076 animals).  1,832 head slaughtered from 1 June to 31 October 2013

·    Completion of abattoir and opening of 3 retail butchery units, initiating our "field to fork" strategy

·    Improved pregnancy rates with bumper calving season - expect to achieve target of 10,000 head by 2015

·    Acquisition of third ranch completed

 

Cocoa Operations, Sierra Leone

 

·    Integrated cocoa buying, trading and production divisions in line with strategy of establishing a secure, sustainable and traceable source of supply

·    Rapid expansion of cocoa plantation to facilitate commercial large scale cocoa production - 3,200 hectares plantation land acquired to date and negotiations underway to expand further

·    Expanding nursery to 2.2 hectares with capacity to cultivate 1.1 million seedlings

·    In excess of 250 hectares of land planted, with an additional 750 hectares targeted to be cleared and planted by Q3 2014

·    Cocoa trading business with 3 hub stores and a buyer register of over 3,500 farmers

·    Improved market share despite poor harvest with revenues generated from cocoa trading of US$3.14m (2012: US$3.25m)

·    New warehousing and processing facility in Kenema expected to be commissioned in December 2013

 

Maize Operations, Mozambique

 

·    Record revenues of US$15.8m generated from maize division, representing a 61% increase compared to the previous year (2012: US$9.7m) 

·    Maize milled increased 68% to 46,600 tonnes (2012: 27,690 tonnes) and maize meal sold increased 59% to 34,500 tonnes (2012: 21,717 tonnes)

·    Poor harvest impacted the 2013-2014 buying season - however increased demand and a more favourable pricing environment expected as a result

 

Agriterra CEO Andrew Groves said, "We continue to develop an integrated African focussed agricultural business that is positioned for long term sustainable growth and profitability.  We have invested heavily in building the platform needed to support our expansion plans, with a particular focus on beef and cocoa, where future pricing dynamics are extremely positive.  We remain excited about the potential of agri businesses and look forward to achieving our growth targets by implementing our expansion strategy and building shareholder value."   

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

Agriterra continues to develop and invest in its agricultural operations in Mozambique and Sierra Leone, building a multiple revenue stream business focussed primarily on beef, cocoa and maize.  The Group has benefited greatly from the non-dilutive cash injection of US$28 million from the sale of its legacy oil assets in Ethiopia, which has enabled it to invest further in its expansion programme across all divisions.  This included the building of an abattoir and the opening of butchery outlets in Mozambique as well as the establishment of a cocoa nursery and plantation and a new warehousing and processing facility in Sierra Leone.

 

Underlining the growth that we achieved this year, we reported record revenues of US$21.2m (2012:$13.8m) and increased Net Asset Value ('NAV') to US$60m (2012: US$41.4m).  The Board recognises the potential for agriculture and has established a development strategy to grow the inherent value of the business by utilising the Group's framework in place to build a profitable and fully integrated African focussed agricultural company.

 

In line with this we have made progress across all three of our main divisions.  Mozbife Limitada ('Mozbife'), our beef operation in Mozambique, now has three ranches, a feedlot, an abattoir and three retail butcheries with two satellite units, meaning we have a fully integrated beef operation to capitalise on the full uplift through the value chain from field to fork.  As a result, revenues from this division more than doubled during the period, with the slaughter of more than 2,100 animals which generated US$2.2m (2012: $0.9m).  With a total herd of 6,879 head at the year end and a high current pregnancy rate from our 4,100 head breeding herd, we expect to achieve our initial target of 10,000 head by 2015.  This should provide the critical mass to generate significant returns and profitability in the future.

 

Also in Mozambique, we achieved record sales in the grain division of US$15.8m (2012: US$9.7m), although we experienced lower margins due to the pricing environment and harvest.  Despite a poor harvest in 2013, current grain inventories stand at 19,000 tonnes.  With strong demand and improved pricing, margins are anticipated to improve compared with 2013.  We maintain a positive outlook for our grain division, which works strategically with our beef operations, as the bran by-product of the milling operation forms an important constituent of feed in the Vanduzi Feedlot operation, thus highlighting the integrated relationship between our Mozambican operations. 

 

In Sierra Leone, under our Tropical Farms Limited ('TFL') subsidiary, we continue to develop our 3,200 hectare cocoa plantation with 250 hectares now planted and a further 750 hectares targeted this year.  The seedlings are being generated from our own nursery which is being expanded to 2.2 hectares and will hold over 1 million plants.  We are building a new warehousing and cocoa processing facility outside Kenema, which we believe will enable us to establish critical mass and build a profitable trading operation.  The trading business is focussed on three hub stores in the main buying centres in the cocoa growing region.  The early rainy season crop has been poor, with only 200 tonnes purchased to date, however TFL expects to extend its buying network out from these hubs as the dry season crop comes to market.  Although this division performed below our expectation with turnover of US$3.14m (2012: US$3.25m), it enables us to establish ourselves as a secure, sustainable and traceable source of cocoa supply in Sierra Leone, which will dovetail with the plantation as it moves into commercial production in 2016.  

 

The commodities outlook in the wider food sector remains highly positive. Demographics suggest that there will be an increasing demand for food as the global population continue to rise.  Particularly relevant to Agriterra, the increasing adoption of western diets in eastern and emerging economies has led to a growing demand for beef.  Add to this the cocoa market dynamics, where shortages are expanding as chocolate sales climb to record highs, we are confident that we are well positioned to increase revenue and margins over the coming years, as our own high quality product reaches the market. 

 

Financial Results

 

We continue to invest heavily in building the business which has been highlighted by the investment to date.  We have reported revenues of US$21.2m (2012: US$13.8m) and a profit of US$21.8m (2012: loss US$6.2m), which has been primarily driven by the funds received for our legacy oil assets.  The continued expansion of the ranching and the cocoa trading operations lead to an increased operating loss on continuing activities before finance costs and tax of US$7.3m (2012: US$6.8m).  Importantly NAV rose to $60.0m, a 45% increase from $41.4m last year.

 

Outlook

 

We see strong growth potential for our business as we remain committed to building a sustainable, scalable, profitable and fully integrated African focussed agricultural Group.  We see the main growth being achieved through the scaling of our beef operations in Mozambique and our cocoa division in Sierra Leone.  Importantly, as we develop these businesses, by expanding our beef "field to fork" strategy where we raise, slaughter and sell to the end customer, and developing our own cocoa plantations, our margins increase significantly, which should translate into increasing profitability.

 

Importantly, our investment case is aligned with the current global markets where increasingly globalised tastes have seen a rise in meat demand, and reduced cocoa bean production  combined with strong processing grind figures, due to increased global demand for chocolate products, have resulted in an underlying change in the fundamentals and  higher cocoa bean prices. 

 

With a strong cash position to support development and multiple revenue streams, Agriterra is positioned well for growth.  Furthermore, as part of the sale of our legacy oil assets, if there is a commercial discovery on the South Omo Block in Ethiopia, the Company receives a further $10 million (pre-tax).

 

Finally I'd like to thanks all involved in the Group for their hard work and support as we look towards and exciting future.

 

Phil Edmonds

Chairman

4 November 2013

 

For further information please visit www.agriterra-ltd.com or contact:

Andrew Groves

Agriterra Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7408 9200

David Foreman

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7894 7684

Rick Thompson

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7894 7684

Andy Cuthill

Peat & Co.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3540 1722

John Beaumont

Peat & Co.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3540 1723

Susie Geliher

St Brides Media & Finance Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7236 1177

 

CONDENSED UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED INCOME STATEMENT

For the year ended 31 May 2013

 




2013


2012

Continuing Operations

Note


$'000


$'000







Revenue

3


21,213


13,826

Cost of sales



(18,625)


(11,913)







Gross profit



2,588


1,913







Increase in value of biological assets



770


400







Operating expenses



(10,761)


(9,169)

Other income



136


47

Share of (loss) / profit from associate



(5)


9







Operating loss



(7,272)


(6,800)







Finance income



43


48

Finance costs



(689)


(164)







Loss before taxation



(7,918)


(6,916)







Income tax expense



(13)


(26)







Loss after tax



(7,931)


(6,942)







Discontinued operations






Profit for the year

4


28,870


721







Profit / (loss) for the year attributable to owners of the parent



 

20,939


 

(6,221)







Profit / (loss) per share






- Basic (cents)

5


1.98c


(0.71c)

- Diluted (cents)

5


1.90c


(0.71c)







Loss per share from continuing operations






- Basic and diluted (cents)

5


(0.75c)


(0.79c)

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the year ended 31 May 2013

 

 



2013

2012

 



$'000

$'000

 





 

Profit / (loss) for the year


20,939

(6,221)





 

Foreign exchange translation differences


(2,492)

2,078

 





 

Other comprehensive income for the year


(2,492)

2,078

 






 

Total comprehensive income for the year


18,447

(4,143)

 





 

Total comprehensive income for the year

attributable to owners of the parent company arising from:




 

-     Continuing activities


(10,423)

(4,864)

 

-     Discontinued activities


28,870

721

 



18,477

(4,143)

 





 

 

 

 

CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As at 31 May 2013

 




2013


2012


Note


$'000


$'000







ASSETS






Non-current assets






Intangible assets



697


963

Property, plant and equipment

6


33,241


26,243

Investment in associate



4


9

Financial assets



4


-

Biological assets



2,060


1,642

Total non-current assets



36,006


28,857







Current assets






Biological assets



1,947


1,018

Inventories



5,456


6,701

Trade and other receivables



3,378


3,628

Cash and cash equivalents



18,748


3,553

Total current assets



29,529


14,900







TOTAL ASSETS



65,535


43,757







LIABILITIES






Current liabilities






Borrowings



(3,091)


(123)

Trade and other payables



(2,416)


(2,238)

Total current liabilities



(5,507)


(2,361)







NET ASSETS



60,028


41,396







EQUITY






Issued capital



1,960


1,957

Share premium



148,622


148,530

Shares to be issued



2,940


2,940

Share based payment reserve



1,710


1,620

Translation reserve



(2,196)


296

Retained earnings



(93,008)


(113,947)






TOTAL EQUITY ATTRIBUTABLE TO

OWNERS OF THE PARENT


60,028


41,396

 



Attributable to equity holders of the parent

CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

Ordinary share capital

$'000

Deferred share capital

$'000

 

Share premium

$'000

Shares

 to be issued

$'000

Share based payment reserve

$'000

 

Translation

 reserve

$'000

 

Retained earnings

$'000

 

Total

 

$'000










Balances at 1 June 2011

1,149

238

131,593

-

1,360

(1,782)

(107,726)

24,832

Loss for the year

-

-

-

-

-

-

(6,221)

(6,221)

Other comprehensive income









Exchange translation differences on foreign operations

-

-

-

-

-

2,078

-

2,078

Total comprehensive income for the year

 

-

-

-

-

-

2,078

(6,221)

(4,143)

Transactions with owners









Share issues

570

-

17,707

-

-

-

-

18,277

Shares to be issued

-

-

-

2,940

-

-

-

2,940

Issue costs

-

-

(770)

-

160

-

-

(610)

Share based payment charge

-

-

-

-

100

-

-

100

Total transactions with owners

570

-

16,937

2,940

260

-

-

20,707

Balances at 1 June 2012

1,719

238

148,530

2,940

1,620

296

(113,947)

41,396










Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

-

20,939

20,939

Other comprehensive income









Exchange translation differences on foreign operations

-

-

-

-

-

(2,492)

-

(2,492)

Total comprehensive income for the year

 

Transactions with owners

-

-

-

-

-

(2,492)

20,939

18,447

Share issues

3

-

92

-

-

-

-

95

Share based payment charge

-

-

-

-

90

-

-

90

Total transactions with owners

3

-

92

-

90

-

-

185










Balances at 31 May 2013

1,722

238

148,622

2,940

1,710

(2,196)

(93,008)

60,028

 

 


 

CONSOLIDATED UNAUDITED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

For the year ended 31 May 2013










2013


2012




$'000


$'000

Operating activities






Loss before tax from continuing operations



(7,918)


(6,916)

Adjustments for:






- Depreciation of property, plant and equipment



2,209


1,878

- Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment


1


12

- Share based payment charge



90


100

- Increase in Biological assets



(770)


(400)

- Foreign exchange



529


149

- Net interest expense



646


116

Operating cash flow before movements in working capital

(5,213)


(5,061)

Working capital adjustments:






-Decrease / (increase) in inventory



917


(3,505)

-Decrease / (increase) in receivables



1,104


(1,545)

-Increase / (decrease) in payables



330


(690)

Cash used in operations



(2,862)


(10,801)

Corporation tax paid



(125)


(60)

Finance charges



(689)


(164)

Interest received



43


48

Net cash used in continuing operating activities

(3,633)


(10,977)

Net cash from discontinued activities



-


721

Net cash used in  operating activities



(3,633)


(10,256)







 

Investing activities






Purchase of subsidiary net of debt acquired



-


(283)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment



(10,505)


(7,575)

Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment



14


96

Purchase of biological assets



(773)


(1,428)

Purchase of investment in financial assets


(4)


-

Net cash used in investing in continuing activities



(11,268)


(9,190)

Discontinued activities



27,110


-

Net cash from / (used in) investing activities



15,842


(9,190)







Financing activities






Proceeds from issue of share capital



-


15,000

Share issue costs



-


(610)

Draw down of overdraft



1,468


123

Draw down of loans



6,000


-

Repayment of loans



(4,500)


-

Net cash from financing activities



2,968


14,513







Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


15,177

 


(4,933)

Cash and cash equivalents at start of the year



3,553


8,172







Exchange rate adjustment



18


314







Cash and cash equivalents at end of the year



18,748


3,553

 

 

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

For the year ended 31 May 2013

 

1. General Information

 

Agriterra Limited is incorporated and domiciled in Guernsey.  The nature of the Group's operations and its principal activities are set out in the Chairman's Statement

 

The reporting currency for the Company and Group is the US Dollar as it most appropriately reflects the Group's business activities in the agricultural sector in Africa and therefore the Group's financial position and financial performance.

 

The results for the year have been prepared using the recognition and measurement principles of international financial reporting standards as adopted by the EU.

 

The audited financial information for the year ended 31 May 2012 is based on the statutory accounts for the financial year ended 31 May 2012. The auditors reported on those accounts: their report was (i) unqualified, (ii) did not include references to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying the reports and (iii) did not contain statements where the auditor is required to report by exception.

 

The financial information for the year ended 31 May 2013 is unaudited and the statutory accounts for the year ended 31 May 2013 are expected to be finalised and signed following approval by the board of directors on 12 November 2013. 

 

The financial information contained in this announcement does not constitute statutory accounts for the year ended 31 May 2013 or 2012 as defined by the Companies (Guernsey) Law 2008.

 

A copy of this announcement can be viewed on the Group's website

 

2. Critical accounting estimates and judgments

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with EU adopted IFRS requires the use of certain critical accounting estimates.  It also requires management to exercise its judgement in the process of applying the Group's accounting policies.  The 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.

 

Going concern

The board has prepared forecasts for the Group's ongoing businesses covering the period of 12 months from the date of approval of these financial statements.  These forecasts are based on assumptions that there are no significant disruptions to the supply of maize or cocoa to meet its projected sales volumes and take into account the investment in the beef herd, cocoa plantation, other working capital and additional property plant and equipment that are expected to be required. 

 

The directors believe that, with the receipt of funds from the disposal of the legacy oil and gas assets, together with existing resources, the Group and Company is well placed to manage its business risks successfully despite the current uncertain economic outlook.  The directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group and Company have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Thus they continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the annual financial statements.

 

Impairments

Impairment reviews on non-current assets are carried out on each cash-generating unit identified in accordance with IAS 36 "Impairment of Assets".  At each reporting date, where there are indicators of impairment, the net book value of the cash generating unit is compared with the associated fair value.

 

During the previous financial year, licenses to import maize meal into Zimbabwe were withdrawn.  With no renewal likely in the foreseeable future, during the period the board has closed the operations and all assets have been fully impaired.  The loss on discontinued operations was $276,000 (2012: $nil).

 

With the focus on establishing the Group's agricultural activities, the directors have decided not to proceed with the Company's concession agreement to develop the East zone of the port of Conakry and therefore the asset has been written off.  The loss on discontinued operations was $234,000 (2012: $nil).

 

Biological assets

Biological assets (cattle) are measured at their fair value at each balance sheet date. The fair value of cattle is based on the estimated market value for cattle of a similar age and breed, less the estimated costs to bring them to market.  Changes in any estimates could lead to recognition of significant fair value changes in the income statement.  At 31 May 2013 the value of the breeding herd disclosed as a non-current asset was $2,060,000 (2012: $1,642,000). The value of the herd held for slaughter disclosed as a current asset was $1,947,000 (2012: $1,018,000).

 

Income tax

In order to obtain clearance from the Ethiopian Government for the disposal of the Group's oil and gas interests, income tax at a rate of 30% was withheld and paid over to the Ethiopian tax authorities.  A refund of $1m (2012: $nil) has been recognised during the period as the directors best estimate of the tax charge for the disposal.  The Ethiopian tax returns are in the process of being finalised and there remains uncertainty surrounding the exact magnitude and timing of receipt following the submission and agreement of the actual tax charge.

 

3. Segment reporting

 

As set out in the operating review, the directors consider that the Group's continuing activities comprise the segments of grain processing, beef production and cocoa businesses, and other unallocated expenditure in one geographical segment, Africa. 

 

Revenue represents sales to external customers in the country of domicile of the group company making the sale.

 

Unallocated expenditure relates to central costs and any items of expenditure that can not be directly attributed to an individual segment.

 

Year ending 31 May 2013

Grain

Beef

Cocoa

Unallocated

Total


$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000







Revenue

15,843

2,230

3,140

-

21,213

Segment results






- Operating loss

(108)

(2,639)

(1,564)

(2,961)

(7,272)

- Interest (expense) / income

(335)

2

(5)

(308)

(646)

Loss before tax

(443)

(2,637)

(1,569)

(3,269)

(7,918)







Income tax

(13)

-

-

-

(13)

Loss after tax

(456)

(2,637)

(1,569)

(3,269)

(7,931)







The segment items included in the income statement for the year are as follows:

 


Grain

Beef

Cocoa

Unallocated

Total


$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000







Depreciation

767

932

369

141

2,209

 

Year ending 31 May 2012

Grain

Beef

Cocoa

Unallocated

Total


$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000







Revenue

9,681

895

3,250

-

13,826

Segment results






- Operating profit / (loss)

(1,203)

(2,310)

(578)

(2,709)

(6,800)

- Interest income

(138)

-

-

22

(116)

Profit / (loss) before tax

(1,341)

(2,310)

(578)

(2,687)

(6,916)







Income tax

(26)

-

-

-

(26)

Profit / (loss) after tax

(1,367)

(2,310)

(578)

(2,687)

(6,942)







The segment items included in the income statement for the year are as follows:

 


Grain

Beef

Cocoa

Unallocated

Total


$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000







Depreciation

980

703

105

90

1,878

 

Segment assets consist primarily of property, plant and equipment, inventories and trade and other receivables and cash and cash equivalents.  Segment liabilities comprise operating liabilities.

 

Capital expenditure comprises of additions to property, plant and equipment and intangibles.

 

The segment assets and liabilities at 31 May 2013 and capital expenditure for the year then ended are as follows:


Grain

Beef

Cocoa

Unallocated

Total


$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000







Assets

14,935

18,434

5,750

26,416

65,535

Liabilities

1,928

407

15

3,157

5,507

Capital expenditure

466

6,174

4,162

45

10,847

 

Segment assets and liabilities are reconciled to Group assets and liabilities as follows:

 

At 31 May 2013



Assets

Liabilities




$'000

$'000

Segment assets and liabilities



39,119

2,350

Discontinued activities



226

606

Unallocated:





Property, plant and equipment



6,232

-

Investments



8

-

Other receivables



2,175

-

Cash



17,775

-

Trade payables



-

709

Accruals and deferred income



-

342

Loan note



-

1,500

Total



65,535

5,507

 

The segment assets and liabilities at 31 May 2012 and capital expenditure for the year then ended are as follows:


Grain

Beef

Cocoa

Unallocated

Total


$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000







Assets

17,934

12,410

2,633

10,780

43,757

Liabilities

595

35

154

1,577

2,361

Capital expenditure

546

5,485

1,186

357

7,574

 

Segment assets and liabilities are reconciled to Group assets and liabilities as follows:

 

At 31 May 2012




Assets

Liabilities





$'000

$'000

Segment assets and liabilities




32,978

784

Discontinued activities




226

606

Unallocated:






Intangible assets




266

-

Property, plant and equipment




6,385

-

Investments




9

-

Other receivables




1,428

-

Cash




2,465

-

Amounts due to related parties




-

593

Accruals and deferred income




-

378

Total




43,757

2,361

 

Unallocated property, plant and equipment includes $5.9m (2012: $5.9m) in respect of the lease over 45,000 hectares of brownfield land suitable for Palm oil production.

 

Significant customers

 

In the year ended 31 May 2013 no customers generated more than 10% of group revenue (2012: two customers generated $4,811,000 being 34.8% of group revenue).

 

4. Discontinued operations

 

On 6 January 2009, the shareholders approved the adoption of the investing strategy to acquire or invest in businesses or projects operating in the agricultural and associated civil engineering industries in Southern Africa.  The directors decided to suspend exploration activities and reduce expenditure to the minimum required in order to retain exploration licenses and extract potential value for shareholders.  Consequently the oil and gas activities were reclassified as a discontinued operation and the discontinued operations' trading results are included in the income statement as a single line below the loss after taxation from continuing operations.  The directors consider that the value of exploration and evaluation and other related assets of $49.4m (2012: $79.6m) is fully impaired.  Provisions for impairment will be written back as appropriate as gains from discontinued activities upon receipt of funds.

 

On 17 January 2013, the Company completed the disposal of its oil and gas interests in Ethiopia, realising a gain after tax of $29.4m. This gain has been written back against the impairment provision made in prior years. 

 

As set out in note 4, the Group has closed its maize meal importation business in Zimbabwe and its port development concession in Conakry is not being taken forward.

 

The results for the discontinued operations are as follows:

2013


2012


$'000


$'000

Operating expenses

-


(5)

Reversal of impairment of oil and gas operations

40,380


726

Loss on closure of Zimbabwe and Conakry

(510)


-

Profit before taxation

39,870


721

Taxation

(11,000)


-

Profit after taxation

28,870


721

 

 

Cash flows from discontinued operations included in the consolidated statement of cash flows are as follows:


2013


2012


$'000


$'000

Net cash flows from operating activities

-


721

Proceeds from disposal of oil and gas interests

40,000


-

Costs relating to the disposal

(890)


-

Income tax paid

(12,000)


-





Net cash flows from investing activities

27,110


-

 

The Group continues to negotiate with the Government of Southern Sudan for compensation is respect of work undertaken.  The timing of receipt of the compensation payment together with the amount to be received remains uncertain.  Therefore the remaining oil and gas interest remains fully impaired

 

5. Earnings per share

 

The calculation of the basic and diluted earnings per share is based on the following data:

 


2013


2012


$'000


$'000





Loss before tax on continuing operations

(7,918)


(6,919)

Income tax expense

(13)


(26)

Loss for the purposes of basic earnings per share from continuing activities

(7,931)


(6,942)

Profit for the purposes of basic earnings per share from discontinued activities

28,870


721

Profit / (loss) for the purposes of basic earnings per share (loss for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent)

20,939


(6,221)





Number of shares




At 1 June

1,059,716,238


693,254,888

Share issue

2,102,240


366,461,350

At 31 May

1,061,818,478


1,059,716,238









Weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purposes of basic earnings /(loss) per share

1,059,963,899


874,483,042

Potential ordinary shares

43,447,117


41,081,583

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

1,103,411,016


915,564,625





Basic earnings / (loss) per share

1.98c


(0.71c)

Basic earnings / (loss) per share - diluted

1.90c


(0.71c)

Loss per share from continuing activities

(0.75c)


(0.79c)

Earnings per share from discontinued activities

2.72c


0.08c

Earnings per share from discontinued

activities - diluted

 

2.62c


 

0.08c

 

There is no dilutive effect from potential ordinary shares on the loss per share on continuing activities.

 

6. Property, plant and equipment

 


Land and

Plant and

Motor

Aviation

Other

Total


Buildings

machinery

Vehicles


assets



$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

$'000

Cost







1 June 2011

7,158

6,169

4,262

359

458

18,406

Additions

10,107

1,290

1,661

359

182

13,599

Disposals

-

-

(44)

-

-

(44)

Exchange rate adjustment

818

596

311

(75)

22

1,672

1 June 2012

18,083

8,055

6,190

643

662

33,633

Additions

5,754

3,976

1,025

-

92

10,847

Disposals

(292)

(445)

(1,698)

-

(181)

(2,616)

Exchange rate adjustment

(798)

(469)

(306)

(70)

(27)

(1,670)

31 May 2013

22,747

11,117

5,211

573

546

40,194








Depreciation







1 June 2011

269

1,501

3,044

72

256

5,142

Charge for the year

2

951

790

85

50

1,878

Disposals

-

-

(29)

-

-

(29)

Exchange rate adjustment

-

203

205

(15)

6

399

1 June 2012

271

2,655

4,010

142

312

7,390

Charge for the year

3

1,389

957

129

75

2,553

Disposals

(269)

(445)

(1,679)

-

(181)

(2,574)

Exchange rate adjustment

-

(208)

(180)

(15)

(13)

(416)

31 May 2013

5

3,391

3,108

256

193

6,953

 

Net book value







31 May 2013

22,742

7,726

2,103

317

353

33,241

31 May 2012

17,812

5,400

2,180

501

350

26,243

31 May 2011

6,889

4,668

1,218

287

202

13,264

 

 


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