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Redhall Group PLC - Interim Results - Part 1

Wed 8th June, 2016 7:00am
RNS Number : 5158A
Redhall Group PLC
08 June 2016

For immediate release

8 June 2016

Redhall Group plc

("Redhall" or the "Group")

Interim Results

Redhall Group plc (AIM: RHL), the high integrity manufacturing and specialist services group, announces its interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2016.

Key highlights:

Group fully focussed on Manufacturing and Specialist Services as the Group turnaround progresses

Order book for continuing businesses of 24 million (December 2015: 21 million) of which manufacturing orders are 17 million (December 2015: 11 million)

Wins include 6.9 million defence contract and 3.8 million of decommissioning awards. Crossrail awards now exceed 6.2 million

Strong pipeline of manufacturing opportunities provides confidence in future increase in order book

Revenue on continuing operations of 21.4 million (2015: 22.7 million), impacted principally by initial design delays on some of our major projects and the downturn in the oil and gas sector

Operating loss on continuing operations of 0.1 million with no exceptional items (2015: loss of 0.6million before exceptionals of 0.7 million), in line with management expectations

Group loss of 0.8 million (2015: 9.4 million)

Martyn Everett, Chairman of Redhall commented: "The level of new orders received for our Manufacturing businesses for defence, decommissioning and rail related infrastructure projects is very encouraging as is the pipeline of new opportunities. We anticipate an overall improvement in profitability in H2, driven by our Manufacturing businesses, with a continued strong level of profitability for our Specialist Services businesses."

Contact details:

Redhall Group plc

Tel: +44 (0) 1924 385 386

Phil Brierley, Chief Executive

Chris Kelly, Group Finance Director

Buchanan

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000

Mark Court, Sophie Cowles, Jane Glover

Altium, NOMAD and Financial Advisors

Phil Adams, Simon Lord, Paul Lines

Tel: +44 (0) 845 505 4343

WH Ireland, Broker

Adrian Hadden, Liam Gribben

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 1666

Chairman's statement

31 March 2016

Introduction

I am pleased that the first half of this financial year has been one of further progress for Redhall against the strategic plan we set out in December 2014. The improvement in the Group's order book from 21 million at year end to 24 million, particularly at Booth Industries, provides a good platform for growth in our 2016/17 financial year. We have recently received an order for 6.9m from a major customer in the Defence sector and have increased the total orders received on major rail infrastructure projects to 6.2m with several others in the pipeline.

The breakeven result on continuing activities (loss of 91,000 before interest, tax, amortisation and IFRS2 charge) (2015: 551,000) is a sign of further improvement in the Group's performance. The businesses in our Specialist Services segment have all performed ahead of expectations. They have compensated for the lower than expected manufacturing profitability which has been impacted principally by initial design delays on some of our major projects. The continued downturn in the oil and gas sector significantly impacted Manufacturing performance compared to the same period last year, but downsizing our operations at RBC mitigated the adverse impact on the results.

The run off of our nuclear site based contracting businesses is close to completion. There is only one project still on site. Negotiations, which are ongoing to realise the remaining working capital, resulted in a small write down on contract value during the period.

Trading results

The revenue for the 6 month period from continuing operations amounted to 21.4m compared to 22.7m in the same period last year. Adjusted operating loss before interest, tax, amortisation and IFRS2 charge and exceptional items amounted to 0.1m compared to 0.6m last year. The adjusted fully diluted loss per share from the continuing businesses amounted to 0.38p (2015 19.17p).

Since the year end our finance, HR and IT costs have been managed on a group basis reflecting a simplified structure and cost base. The reported central costs for this half year include the costs of finance, HR and IT, whereas in the prior period central costs included the costs of the divisional structure (which was disbanded) but did not include finance and HR costs which were reported within the segments.

The results include 0.2m (2015: 7.5m) of exceptional costs relating to discontinued operations.

More detail of the trading performance can be found in the Chief Executive's Review.

Financial Position

The Group's financial position has improved following the fundraising and debt conversion in September 2015. Net debt at 31 March was 8.3m (September 2015: 5.5m; March 2015: 16.0m) with the increase reflecting movements in working capital and payments of exceptional costs provided at the year end. We also finalised the agreement of 3 year loan facilities totalling 9.7m expiring in December 2018, with HSBC and funds managed by Henderson, as well as an overdraft facility of 2m with HSBC.

We invested heavily during the first half including 0.4m on capital expenditure to enhance our manufacturing capability at Jordan Manufacturing and product range at Booth Industries including new security, acoustic and fire rated door products.

The IAS19 actuarial valuation of our defined benefit pension liability at 6 April 2015 has been completed and the deficit of 2.0m is consistent with that reported at 30 September 2015. The Trustees have agreed reduced deficit repair contributions for the next two years in order to assist with the turnaround plans for the Group and we have obtained agreement of active members to close the pension scheme to future accrual.

Dividend

The board has recommended that no interim dividend will be paid in 2016.

People

The group is grateful for the support of its loyal employees who have contributed to the improvement in the Group's fortunes in the first half of the year.

Prospects

We continue to focus on securing projects for our higher margin Manufacturing segment businesses. The level of new orders received for our Manufacturing businesses for defence, decommissioning and rail related infrastructure projects is very encouraging as is the pipeline of new opportunities.

We are closely monitoring the progress of the political and commercial negotiations relating to the Nuclear New Build project at Hinkley Point C. Both Booth Industries and Jordan Manufacturing continue to respond to tenders for this major project.

We anticipate an overall improvement in profitability in H2, driven by our Manufacturing businesses, with a continued strong level of profitability for our Specialist Services businesses.

Martyn Everett
Chairman
8 June 2016

Chief Executive's Review

31 March 2016

Overview

Following the successful delivery last year of the Group restructuring that was set out in Stage One of our Strategic plan, this year we have focussed on the implementation of Stage Two, to invest in and improve our core businesses. As a result, we have taken further significant steps towards realising our goal of establishing Redhall as a high-integrity manufacturing and specialist services business.

The actions we took in 2015 to reduce contracting risk, reduce gearing and lower costs have created a simplified and better controlled group which has reported a reduced operating loss before interest, tax, amortisation, IFRS2 charge and exceptional items on continuing business of 0.1m (2015: 0.6m), on turnover of 21.4m (2015: 22.7m). Before central costs this translates into an operating profit on continuing operations of 1.1m (2015: 0.6m).

In the first half we have increased our order book to 24m (December 2015: 21m). Of more significance is the improvement in the high integrity Manufacturing order book which increased in H1 by 55% to 17m from 11m.

Following the placing and debt conversion in September 2015 we outlined the benefits of the transaction and have made good progress in all of the following areas: improving client confidence; gaining better trading terms with our supply chain; investing in product development, capital expenditure and technology to improve efficiency and expand our offering; recruiting high calibre people to strengthen our existing senior teams (particularly in business development and tendering); people development, engineering, commercial and procurement and have increased our levels of working capital to fund growth.

Operational Review

Manufacturing

Manufacturing operations encompass the design, manufacturing and commissioning of high integrity products and equipment for installation into complex environments. Typically this is in the nuclear, infrastructure and energy sectors .Our key businesses in these sectors are Booth Industries and Jordan Manufacturing.

Turnover for the six months to 31 March 2016 was 8.2m compared with 10.1m for 2015 and overall we broke even (2015: profit of 0.5m before exceptional costs). The reduction in turnover and profitability is largely due to the reduced levels of work in the oil and gas sector offset by a reduction in finance and HR costs which are now shown centrally.

The improvement in the order book in recent months has been very encouraging and it currently stands at 17m. This includes a major order on a defence related project for 6.9m, a number of orders amounting to 3.8m in nuclear decommissioning and further orders on rail infrastructure bringing the total secured to 6.2m.

We have invested heavily in product development at Booth Industries, building a new test facility for large heavily engineered doors, and have purchased and upgraded machinery at Jordan Manufacturing. This has increased our highly accredited product range and we believe has brought the business closer to our customers.

Although, due to the size and uncertainty of timing, we do not include nuclear new build in our forecasts, it remains a strategic focus for the Group. In support of this we have recently submitted a revalidation of our tender for doors on Hinkley Point C with our strategic partner, Baumert.

Specialist Services

Specialist Services consists of our activities in installation and maintenance of the telecommunications network infrastructure, design, manufacture and installation of process lines in food and pharmaceutical markets and specialist surface finishings and insulation to Astute class submarines. We deliver these through Redhall Networks, Redhall Jex and Redhall Marine.

Turnover for the six months to 31 March 2016 was 13.2m (2015: 12.6m). Segment operating profit increased to 1.1m (2015: 0.1m before exceptional items). Networks benefitted from a 15% increase in volume during the period and maintained its operating margins at a similar level to 2015. Marine volumes were in line with last year but were higher than had been anticipated, whilst Jex executed a range of projects for its major customers with capital projects again accounting for a substantial proportion of the work done. BAE Systems is retendering work packages on Astute class submarines including the blast, spray and insulation works that sit within the scope of Redhall Marine's contract. We are unsure of the outcome of this bid but it is likely to take some months to resolve. In the meantime the volumes under our existing contract remain high.

Site Services

Site services comprised the discontinued activities of RESL which was sold in May 2015 and site based nuclear contracting. We have successfully withdrawn from our framework contract commitments and are in the process of completing our final project on site. Our key task has been resolving final accounts with our clients. Whilst we are having some success in closing out these accounts, it inevitably takes some time and is unlikely that these will be concluded before the end of the financial year. There is a small exceptional charge during the period.

Outlook

We are pleased with the progress in our key markets which has created a strong pipeline of opportunities for manufacturing, and consequently we anticipate further increases in the order book in this part of the business.

Nuclear defence and decommissioning opportunities have increased with 10.6m of orders from this sector in H1 and further tenders in progress for award in H2. We continue to see nuclear new build as strategically important and believe that with our strategic partners we will be well placed to benefit from this at the appropriate time although we do not take account of this in our forecasts.

The outlook for oil and gas remains depressed but we have now largely replaced this work with nuclear and infrastructure projects. We have retained and redeployed the core expertise in oil and gas so that we can react when the market recovers.

In Specialist Services we anticipate that, subject to the outcome of the BAE bid process, we will maintain strong volumes. We expect that the telecoms market for our Networks business will remain particularly buoyant at least for the coming year.

Overall we remain in line with our expectations for the year and, with considerably more work secured and anticipated than at this time last year, we look forward to further improvements in our 2017 year.

Summary

The Group continues to deliver its plan and, although still in a turnaround phase, we believe that the improvement initiatives in the strategy are positively impacting the business. We have built high calibre teams, invested for the future and substantially increased the quality and size of the forward order book which we expect to continue to grow.

We have been supported in this progress by our customers, our people, our suppliers, our shareholders and our funders. The Group's Board is always very grateful for this support and would like to thank all of our stakeholders.

Phil Brierley
Chief Executive
8 June 2016

Condensed Consolidated Interim Income Statement

Six months

Six months

Year to

Note

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

000

000

000

Restated

Revenue

3

21,352

22,714

44,704

Cost of sales

(16,897)

(17,937)

(34,770)

Gross profit

4,455

4,777

9,934

Administrative expenses

(4,809)

(6,131)

(12,166)

Loss before interest and tax

3

(354)

(1,354)

(2,232)

Continuing businesses

1,105

567

1,212

Central costs

(1,196)

(1,118)

(1,884)

Adjusted operating loss*

(91)

(551)

(672)

Exceptional items

-

(647)

(1,240)

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

(162)

(162)

(321)

IFRS2 (charge)/credit

(101)

6

1

Loss before interest and tax

(354)

(1,354)

(2,232)

Net financial expense

(398)

(744)

(1,411)

Loss before tax on continuing operations

(752)

(2,098)

(3,643)

Tax credit on loss on ordinary activities

5

157

143

551

Loss on continuing operations

(595)

(1,955)

(3,092)

Loss on discontinued operations net of tax

9

(159)

(7,453)

(9,069)

Loss attributable to equity holders of the

(754)

(9,408)

(12,161)

Parent Company

Loss per share

6

Basic

(0.38)p

(19.17)p

(24.57)p

Diluted

(0.38)p

(19.17)p

(24.57)p

* Before exceptional items, amortisation of intangible assets acquired with business combinations and IFRS2 (charge)/credits.

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Comprehensive Income

Six months

Six months

Year to

Note

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

000

000

000

Loss for the period

(754)

(9,408)

(12,161)

Other comprehensive income:

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:

Actuarial loss on pension scheme

-

-

(509)

Tax on actuarial loss

-

-

102

Effect of tax rate change on actuarial loss

-

-

-

Tax on amortisation of property revaluation

-

-

-

transferred between reserves

Effect of tax rate change on amortisation of

-

-

-

property revaluation

Accelerated capital allowances

-

-

(1)

Other comprehensive income for the

-

-

(408)

period net of tax

Total comprehensive income attributable to

(754)

(9,408)

(12,569)

equity holders of the Parent Company

Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheet

As at

As at

As at

31 March

31 March

30 September

Note

2016

2015

2015

000

000

000

Assets

Non-current assets

2,601

Property, plant and equipment

3,105

2,501

Intangible assets

2,770

3,015

2,792

2,792

Purchased goodwill

18,305

18,305

18,305

Deferred tax asset

311

-

154

Current assets

23,987

24,425

23,752

23,752

578

Inventories

519

517

Trade and other receivables (of which 240,000 are

due after one year (31 March 2015: 415,000;

13,215

30 September 2015: 485,000))

14,941

14,968

Cash and cash equivalents

8

1,436

2,482

687

15,229

17,942

16,172

Assets held for sale

-

8,019

440

Liabilities

Current liabilities

(9,687)

Trade and other payables

(12,241)

(13,628)

Borrowings

8

-

(7,925)

-

Current tax payable

(19)

(19)

(19)

(9,706)

(20,185)

(13,647)

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale

-

(8,753)

-

Non-current liabilities

(9,745)

Borrowings

8

(5,700)

(6,175)

Deferred tax liabilities

-

(380)

-

Retirement benefit obligations

(1,836)

(1,601)

(1,960)

(11,581)

(7,681)

(8,135)

Net assets

17,929

13,767

18,582

Equity attributable to owners of

the Parent Company

12,284

Share capital

12,269

12,284

Share premium account

28,326

21,297

28,326

Merger reserve

12,679

12,679

12,679

Revaluation reserve

102

144

102

Other reserve

1,278

245

1,177

Retained earnings

(36,740)

(32,867)

(35,986)

Total equity

17,929

13,767

18,582

Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Changes in Equity

Share

Share

Merger

Revaluation

Other

Retained

Total

capital

premium

reserve

reserve

reserve

earnings

000

000

000

000

000

000

000

At 1 October 2014

12,269

21,297

12,679

144

251

(23,459)

23,181

Share capital issued during

15

7,029

-

-

927

-

7,971

the year net of expenses

-

-

-

-

(1)

-

(1)

Employee share-based

compensation

Transactions with owners

12,284

28,326

12,679

144

1,177

(23,459)

31,151

Loss for the year

-

-

-

-

-

(12,161)

(12,161)

Transfer between reserves

in respect of depreciation

-

-

-

(3)

-

3

-

on property revaluations

Transfer between reserves following disposal

-

-

-

(39)

-

39

-

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

(408)

(408)

for the year

-

Total comprehensive income

-

-

(42)

-

(12,527)

(12,569)

for the year

-

At 30 September 2015

12,284

28,326

12,679

102

1,177

(35,986)

18,582

At 1 October 2015

12,284

28,326

12,679

102

1,177

(35,986)

18,582

Employee share-based

-

-

-

-

101

-

101

compensation

Transactions with owners

12,284

28,326

12,679

102

1,278

(35,986)

18,683

Loss for the period

-

-

-

-

(754)

(754)

Total comprehensive

-

-

-

-

-

(754)

(754)

income for the period

At 31 March 2016

12,284

28,326

12,679

102

1,278

(36,740)

17,929

Condensed Consolidated Interim Cash Flow Statement

Six months

Six months

Year to

Note

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

000

000

000

Cash (absorbed by)/generated from operations 7

(2,419)

512

(1,455)

Interest paid

(412)

(798)

(1,361)

Net cash absorbed by operating activities

(2,831)

(286)

(2,816)

Cash flows from investing activities

(242)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(90)

(103)

Purchase of intangible assets

(188)

(19)

(17)

Proceeds from sale of plant and equipment

440

385

395

Net proceeds from disposal of subsidiary company

-

-

5,114

Net cash received from investing activities

10

276

5,389

Cash flows from financing activities

-

Proceeds from issue of share capital

-

4,971

Proceeds from borrowings

9,745

-

-

Repayment of facility

(5,745)

-

-

Repayment of long term borrowing

(430)

(625)

(5,075)

Net cash generated/(absorbed) by financing activities

3,570

(625)

(104)

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

749

(635)

2,469

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

687

(1,782)

(1,782)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 8

1,436

(2,417)

687

Notes to the condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

1. Basis of preparation

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements ("interim financial statements") are for the six months ended 31 March 2016 and do not constitute statutory accounts under sections 434 and 435 of the Companies Act 2006. They do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements. The comparative figures for the financial year ended 30 September 2015 are not the Group's consolidated statutory accounts for that financial year. Those accounts have been reported on by the Group's auditor and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditor was

(i) unqualified, (ii) did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report, and (iii) did not contain a statement under sections 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006. These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the Group for the year ended 30 September 2015.

These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement requirements of IFRSs as adopted by the EU but not in compliance with IAS34 as adopted by the EU, and under the historical cost convention, except for the revaluation of certain non-current assets and to include fair values for share-based payments and the initial recognition of financial instruments.

These interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies adopted in the latest consolidated financial statements for the year to 30 September 2015. The accounting policies have been applied consistently throughout the Group for the purposes of preparation of these interim financial statements.

The results for the period to 31 March 2015 have been restated to reflect the split of results between continuing and discontinued operations on a consistent basis with 31 March 2016 and 30 September 2015.

As noted in note 8, the Group has entered into new banking arrangements since 30

September 2015. The Group's forecasts and projections, taking account of expected trading performance, show that the Group should be able to operate within the level of the revised facilities. After making enquiries, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Accordingly they have continued to adopt the going concern basis in the preparation of these interim financial statements.

These interim financial statements have been reviewed, but not audited, by the Group's auditors and their report is set out after note 11.

Notes to the condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements

2. Principal operating risks and uncertainties

The principal operating risks and uncertainties faced by the Group were reported in the latest consolidated financial statements of the Group for the year to 30 September 2015 and remain unchanged.

3. Segment analysis

The segment information set out below reflects the information provided to the Board of Directors, which is the Chief Operating Decision Maker as described by IFRS8. Central costs for the period from 1 October 2015 include the costs of the Group's centralised finance and HR functions. These activities were previously incurred within the individual segments.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing encompasses the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke specialist plant and equipment typically in the nuclear, defence, oil and gas, petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and food sectors. The division has particular expertise in the design and manufacture of high integrity fire and blast resistant doors, window and wall systems.

Specialist Services

Specialist Services comprises our activities in installation and maintenance of the telecommunications network infrastructure, design manufacture and installation of process lines in food and pharmaceutical markets and specialist surface finishings to Astute class submarines.

Site Services

During the second half of the year ended 30 September 2015 the activities of Site Services were discontinued. The Group sold its Engineering business on 13 May 2015 and on 14 May 2015 announced the closure of its site based Nuclear contracting business. The results of the discontinued activities are shown in note 9.

3. Segment analysis (continued)

Operating segments

The continuing revenues and profit before tax generated by each of the Group's operating segments are summarised as follows:

Six months to 31 March 2016

Group

Revenue

operating

profit

000

000

Manufacturing

8,160

(32)

Exceptional items

-

-

Total Manufacturing

8,160

(32)

Specialist Services

13,192

1,137

Exceptional items

-

-

Total Specialist Services

13,192

1,137

Central costs

-

(1,196)

Exceptional items

-

-

Total Central costs

-

(1,196)

Total operations before exceptional items

21,352

(91)

Exceptional items

-

-

Total operations

21,352

(91)

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

(162)

IFRS 2 charge

(101)

Operating loss

(354)

Financial income

-

Financial expenses

(398)

Group loss before tax -continuing

(752)

Tax

157

Group loss for the period - continuing

(595)

Segmental adjusted operating profit is stated before exceptional items and amortisation of intangible assets acquired with business combinations.

Notes to the condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (Continued)

3. Segment analysis (continued)

Six months to 31 March 2015

Group

Revenue

operating

profit

000

000

Manufacturing

10,071

503

Exceptional items

-

(548)

Total Manufacturing

10,071

(45)

Specialist Services

12,643

64

Exceptional items

-

(60)

Total Specialist Services

12,643

4

Central costs

-

(1,118)

Exceptional items

-

(39)

Total Central costs

-

(1,157)

Total operations before exceptional items

22,714

(551)

Exceptional items

-

(647)

Total operations

22,714

(1,198)

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

(162)

IFRS 2 credit

6

Operating loss

(1,354)

Financial income

-

Financial expenses

(744)

Group loss before tax - continuing

(2,098)

Tax

143

Group loss for the period - continuing

(1,955)

Segmental adjusted operating profit is stated before exceptional items and amortisation of intangible assets acquiredwith business combinations.

Exceptional items totalled 647,000 which related to redundancy and asset write offs.

3. Segment analysis (continued)

Year to 30 September 2015

Group

Revenue

operating

profit

000

000

Manufacturing

18,461

321

Exceptional items

-

(867)

Total Manufacturing

18,461

(546)

Specialist Services

26,243

891

Exceptional items

-

(105)

Total Specialist Services

26,243

786

Central costs

-

(1,884)

Exceptional items

-

(268)

Total Central costs

-

(2,152)

Total operations before exceptional items

44,704

(672)

Exceptional items

-

(1,240)

Total operations

44,704

(1,912)

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

(321)

IFRS 2 credit

1

Operating loss

(2,232)

Financial income

-

Financial expenses

(1,411)

Group loss before tax - continuing

(3,643)

Tax

551

Group loss for the year - continuing

(3,092)

Segmental adjusted operating profit is stated before exceptional items and amortisation of intangible assets acquiredwith business combinations.

Exceptional items in the period relate to redundancy and restructuring costs of 1,135,000, a loss on disposal of properties of 105,000.

Notes to the condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (Continued)

3. Segment analysis (continued)

Geographical segments

The following table shows the distribution of the Group's continuing consolidated revenue by geographical market, regardless of the origin of the goods or services.

Six months

Six months

Year to

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

000

000

000

United Kingdom

20,590

20,408

41,697

Other European Union countries

332

138

439

Other overseas locations

430

2,168

2,568

21,352

22,714

44,704

4. Financial income and expenses

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

000

000

000

Financial expenses

(323)

Interest on bank loans and overdrafts

(670)

(1,262)

Net finance expense on pension scheme*

(75)

(74)

(149)

(398)

(744)

(1,411)

* Includes 44,000 of pension administration expenses paid for by the Group (31 March 2015: 45,000;

30 September 2014: 89,000).

5. Taxation

The credit for taxation reflects an estimated current tax charge on the projected results for the year and estimated movements in the deferred tax balance.

6. Earnings per share

Basic loss per share

The calculation of basic loss per share of 0.38p (31 March 2015: loss per share of 19.17p; 30 September 2015: loss per share of 24.57p) is based on 200,250,684 shares (31 March 2015: 49,077,469; 30 September 2015: 49,491,094), being the weighted average number of shares in issue throughout the period and the loss of 754,000 (31 March 2015: loss of 9,408,000; 30 September 2015: loss of 12,161,000).

Diluted loss per share

The loss attributable to ordinary shareholders and weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purpose of calculating the diluted loss per share for the period ended 31 March 2016, 31 March 2015 and for the year ended 30 September 2015 are identical to those used for the basic loss per share.

This is because the exercise of share options would have the effect of reducing the loss per share and is, therefore, not a dilution under the terms of IAS33.

Adjusted earnings per share

The Directors believe that helpful additional earnings per share calculations are earnings per share on adjusted bases. The basic and adjusted weighted average numbers of shares and the adjusted earnings have been calculated as follows:

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

Number

Number

Number

Basic weighted average number of shares

200,050,684

49,077,469

49,491,094

Dilutive potential ordinary shares arising

-

from share options

-

-

Adjusted weighted average number of shares

200,050,684

49,077,469

49,491,094

000

000

000

Earnings:

(911)

Loss on ordinary activities before tax

(9,551)

(12,737)

Exceptional items

159

7,624

9,345

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

162

250

441

Adjusted loss before tax

(590)

(1,677)

(2,951)

Tax at 20.0% (31 March 2015: 21.0%; 30 September 2015: 20.5%)

118

352

605

Adjusted loss after tax

(472)

(1,325)

(2,346)

Adjusted fully taxed basic earnings per share

(0.24)p

(2.70)p

(4.74)p

Adjusted fully taxed diluted earnings per share

(0.24)p

(2.70)p

(4.74)p

Options over 23,640,436 ordinary shares were granted to certain directors on 1 October 2015 and a further 3,000,000 ordinary shares were granted to two employees on 3 February 2016.

Six months

Six months

Year to

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

Continuing operations

000

000

000

(752)

Loss before tax

(2,098)

(3,643)

Exceptional items

-

647

1,240

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

162

162

321

Adjusted loss before tax

(590)

(1,289)

(2,082)

Tax at 20.0% (31 March 2015: 21.0%; 30 September: 20.5%)

118

271

427

Adjusted loss after tax

(472)

(1,018)

(1,655)

Adjusted, fully taxed diluted loss per share

(0.24)p

(2.07)p

(3.34)p

Discontinued operations

000

000

000

(159)

Loss before tax

(7,453)

(9,094)

Exceptional items

159

6,977

8,105

Amortisation of acquired intangible assets

-

88

120

Adjusted loss before tax

-

(388)

(869)

Tax at 20.0% (31 March 2015: 21.0%; 30 September: 20.5%)

-

81

178

Adjusted loss after tax

-

(307)

(691)

Adjusted, fully taxed diluted loss per share

0.00p

(0.63)p

(1.40)p

7. Cash flow from operating activities

Six months

Six months

Year to

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

000

000

000

Loss after taxation

(754)

(9,408)

(12,161)

Adjustments for:

142

Depreciation

500

697

Amortisation of intangible assets

210

290

519

Exceptional write down of goodwill

-

5,163

-

Difference between pension charge and

(124)

cash contributions

(97)

(307)

Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

60

102

Loss on disposal of subsidiary company

-

-

5,147

Share based payments charge/(credit)

101

(6)

(1)

Financial expenses

398

744

1,411

Taxation credit recognised in income statement

(157)

(143)

(576)

Decrease in trade and other receivables

1,753

7,240

5,809

(Increase)/Decrease in inventories

(61)

142

144

Decrease in trade and other payables

(3,927)

(3,973)

(2,239)

Net assets sold on disposal of subsidiary company

-

-

-

Cash (absorbed by)/generated from operations

(2,419)

512

(1,455)

Notes to the condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements (Continued)

8. Reconciliation of net debt

A reconciliation of the cash and cash equivalents reported in the condensed consolidated interim cash flow statement with the total borrowings reported in the condensed consolidated interim balance sheet as at 31 March 2016 is set out as follows:

At start

Cash flow

Non-cash

At end

of period

movement

of period

000

000

000

000

Cash at bank and in hand

687

749

-

1,436

Bank overdraft

-

-

-

-

Bank loan due within one year

-

-

-

-

Net cash and cash equivalents

(Borrowings due within one year)

-

-

-

-

Bank loan due after more than one year

(6,175)

2,175

-

(4,000)

Other loan due after more than one year

-

(5,745)

-

(5,745)

(5,488)

(2,821)

-

(8,309)

The Group entered into new banking arrangements in December 2015. These facilities expire in December 2018. They comprise total facilities of 11,745,000, being an overdraft of 2,000,000 and a revolving credit facility of 4,000,000 with HSBC and a term loan of 5,745,000 with funds managed by Henderson.

9. Discontinued operations

Income and expenditure incurred on discontinued operations during the period comprises the Site Services business. RESL was sold on 13 May 2015 and on 14 May 2015 the Group announced the closure of its site based nuclear contracting businesses.

Site Services comprised certain engineering and nuclear related activities. These included engineering activities in industrial processes including oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical, and included design, project management and execution of on-site works through qualified and experienced engineers and trades personnel. Activities included mechanical design and construction, storage tank services, plant modifications and upgrades, repair and maintenance, shutdown services and offsite services.

The segment also included activities in both the civil and defence nuclear sectors and included design, project management and execution of on-site works through qualified and experienced engineers and trades personnel. Activities in the civil sector included decommissioning and waste management, support to operating nuclear power stations, and nuclear new build. Activities in the defence sector encompassed activities on behalf of the Ministry of Defence and included the design and manufacture of specialist equipment and mechanical and electrical engineering activities for the AWE establishment at Aldermaston.

Six months

Six months

Year to

to 31 March

to 31 March

30 September

2016

2015

2015

000

000

000

Revenue

234

18,665

24,132

Cost of sales

(222)

(16,772)

(21,222)

Gross profit

12

1,893

2,910

Administrative expenses

(12)

(2,369)

(3,899)

Adjusted operating loss before exceptionals

-

(476)

(989)

Exceptional items

(130)

(1,774)

(2,958)

Operating loss before impairment and loss on disposal of operations

(130)

(2,250)

(3,947)

Impairment

-

-

-

Loss on disposal of operations

(29)

(5,203)

(5,147)

Operating loss and loss before taxation

(159)

(7,453)

(9,094)

Taxation credit

-

-

25

Loss after taxation from discontinued operations

(159)

(7,453)

(9,069)

During the period, discontinued operations contributed to a net outflow of 0.2m (31 March 2015: 0.6m outflow; 30 September 2015: 4.4m outflow) to the Group's operating cash flows and there was no cash flow (31 March 2015: 0.1m outflow; 30 September 2015: 5.1m inflow) from investing activities. There were also no cash flows from financing activities.

10. Dividends on equity shares

There were no dividends paid during the six month period to 31 March 2016 or the year ended 30September 2015.

The Directors do not propose the payment of an interim dividend for the six months ended 31 March 2016.

11. Distribution of interim report

Copies of this interim report are available from the Company Secretary, Redhall Group plc, 1 Red Hall Court, Wakefield, WF1 2UN and www.redhallgroup.co.uk.

Independent Review report to Redhall Group PLC

Introduction

We have been engaged by the company to review the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly report for the six months ended 31March 2016 which comprises the condensed consolidated interim income statement, the condensed consolidated interim statement of comprehensive income, the condensedconsolidated interim statement of changes in equity, the condensed consolidated interim balance sheet, the condensed consolidated interim cash flow statement and the related explanatory notes.

We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of financial statements.

This report is made solely to the company in accordance with the terms of our engagement. Our review has been undertaken so that we might state to the company those matters we are required to state to it in this report and for no other purpose.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the company for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have reached.

Directors' responsibilities

The half-yearly report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors. The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly report in accordance with the AIM Rules.As disclosed in note 1, the annual financial statements of the group are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the EU. The condensed set of financial statements includedin this half-yearly report has been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement requirements of IFRSs as adopted by the EU.

Our responsibility

Our responsibility is to express to the company a conclusion on the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly report based on our review.

Scope of review

We conducted our review in accordance withInternational Standard on Review Engagements(UK and Ireland) 2410 Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the UK. A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards onAuditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of financial statements in the half-yearly report for the six months ended31 March 2016 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the recognition and measurement requirements of IFRSs as adopted by the EU and the AIM Rules.

John Pass for and on behalf ofKPMG LLP

Chartered Accountants

1 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds

8 June 2016


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