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Tandem Grp PLC - Half Yearly Report

Tue 14th September, 2021 6:59am
RNS Number : 6279L
Tandem Group PLC
14 September 2021
 

Tandem Group plc

(the 'Company' or 'Group')

 

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021

The Board of Tandem Group plc (AIM: TND), designers, developers, distributors and retailers of sports, leisure and mobility equipment, announces its unaudited interim results for the six months to 30 June 2021.

 

Highlights

 

-     Revenue increased approximately 14% to £19,262,000 (2020 - £16,927,000)

-     Gross profit increased to £6,066,000 (2020 - £5,556,000)

-     Increase in operating profit to £2,003,000 (2020 - £1,478,000)

-     Profit before tax after non-underlying items was £1,907,000 (2020 - £1,409,000)

-     Net profit for the period was £1,602,000 (2020 - £1,141,000)

-     Earnings per share 31.2p (2020 - 22.7p)

-     Net assets increased to £18,568,000 (2020 - £15,266,000)

-     Cash and cash equivalents as at 30 June 2021 of £5,850,000 (2020 - £6,322,000)

 

Enquiries:

 

Tandem Group plc

Jim Shears, CEO

David Rock, Company Secretary

Telephone 0121 748 8075

 

Nominated Adviser

Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Ben Jeynes / Dan Hodkinson - Corporate Finance

Michael Johnson / Russell Kerr - Sales

Telephone 020 7397 8900

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

Results

Group revenue in the six months to 30 June 2021 increased by approximately 14% to £19,262,000 compared to £16,927,000 in the six months to 30 June 2020. 

 

There was a 9% increase in gross profit from £5,556,000 to £6,066,000.  Gross profit margin decreased to 31.5% compared to 32.8% in the prior period primarily as a result of increased supplier and freight costs, not all of which could be passed onto customers.

 

Operating expenses decreased marginally from £4,078,000 to £4,063,000 in the six months to 30 June 2021 due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, in particular restricting travel and exhibitions as well as reduced inventory storage costs.

 

As a result of the above, there was a significant increase in operating profit to £2,003,000 compared to £1,478,000 in the prior year period. 

 

Finance costs were £96,000 in the six months to 30 June 2021.  This compared to a cost of £69,000 in the prior year period.

 

The profit before taxation for the period was £1,907,000 compared to £1,409,000 last year, a 35% increase.

 

There was a tax charge of £305,000 during the period compared to £268,000 in the prior period.  This reflected the increased level of profitability.

 

Net profit for the period to 30 June 2021 was £1,602,000 compared to £1,141,000 in the six months to 30 June 2020.

 

Basic earnings per share in the six months to 30 June 2021 was 31.2 pence per share compared to 22.7 pence per share in the prior period.

 

Net assets at 30 June 2021 increased by approximately 22% to £18,568,000 against £15,266,000 at 30 June 2020.

Cash and cash equivalents were £5,850,000 at 30 June 2021 which compared to £6,322,000 at 30 June 2020.  The purchase of the land in Castle Bromwich utilised £1,425,000 of cash as previously announced. We continued to carefully manage cash and cash equivalents through the control of our working capital.

 

Net cash after borrowings was £2,144,000 against £5,289,000 at 30 June 2020, the movement was primarily the result of the purchase of the land at a cost of £2,850,000 in April 2021 and related development costs to date.  This was coupled with the return to a more normalised level of stock holding, other than bicycles, following the lower levels held at 30 June 2020.

 

Trading update

To improve transparency we have divided the Group into 4 key reporting segments:

Toys, Sports and Leisure

Toys, Sports and Leisure revenue includes sales from all wheeled and other toys, outdoor sports and leisure ranges, including golf.  Revenue grew by approximately 9% to £7,539,000 compared to £6,936,000 in the same period last year despite a very strong comparative during lockdown.

In our licensed property ranges, Paw Patrol, Nerf and Peppa Pig were significantly ahead of the prior period.  Other licences, such as Trolls and Toy Story, reduced following movie releases in previous years.

In own brands, sales of Hedstrom outdoor play products and Kickmaster football training along with uMoVe and Stunted scooters were all ahead of the previous year to date period. 

Revenue from our Ben Sayers golf business was also considerably ahead of the prior year period and the forward order book remains strong.

Bicycles

The bicycles segment comprises all bicycle turnover from independent bicycle dealer (IBD), national retailer and online customers for bicycles with a 12" wheel and above but excludes electric bicycles.  Revenue of £5,489,000 (2020 - £5,550,000) was broadly in line with the prior period with the exception being our lightweight children's bicycle range Squish, which was materially ahead of the same period last year.

Both IBD and national retailer demand continued to be very strong but as we reported in our AGM statement, our greatest challenge continues to be to receive sufficient stock of bicycles to maintain timely supply to our customers. 

Despite these supply chain issues the sales order book

Home & Garden

Revenue from our Home & Garden segment, which comprises sales made predominantly by our Expressco direct to consumer business, was £4,216,000 (2020 - £3,704,000), approximately 14% ahead of the previous year period despite the relatively poor weather prior to June 2021, with May 2021 being the fourth wettest on record and coldest since 1996, supply chain issues in June and a strong comparative period.  However, we performed well in a number of categories, most notably gazebos, party tents, heating, garden storage and various other home categories.

We continue to invest in our key home & garden websites; Garden Comforts by Garden & Camping (www.garden-camping.com) and At Home Comforts by Jack Stonehouse (www.jackstonehouse.com) and have recruited additional digital marketing and product development/buying resources for the second half of the year which we expect to have a positive impact in 2022 and beyond.

eMobility

The eMobility segment includes revenue derived from sales of ebicycles (Falcon, Dawes, Claud Butler and Elswick), escooters (Li-Fe and Wired) and mobility scooters (Pro Rider).  There was significant revenue growth of approximately 174% during the period with revenue of £2,018,000 to 30 June 2021 compared to £737,000 in the prior year period.

We have been very pleased with the growth in both ebikes and escooters and, subject to changes in Government legislation with regards to escooters, anticipate further growth in this area.

Mobility scooter revenues were approximately 16% behind the prior year and continued to be most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Outlook

The challenges previously reported have continued over the last two months since our AGM update.  Global demand remains high with shipping containers still in short supply.  Input costs, having risen significantly during the year to date, have yet to return to more reasonable levels. 

We continue to manage these challenges well, where necessary deferring shipments and seeking alternative shipping routes to minimise cost whilst seeking to maintain timely supply of product.

Group revenue to 31 August 2021 was approximately £27.6 million compared to £24.2 million for same period in the prior year.

Therefore, the outlook for the remainder of 2021 remains positive and the Board are confident that with revenue to 31 August 14% ahead of the prior year and a current sales order book of approximately £30 million (2020 - £11.9 million), the Group will deliver another strong year.

Dividend

Due to the strong performance of the Company in the first half of the year we are declaring a 10% increase in the interim dividend to 3.43p per share (2020 - 3.12p per share) payable on or about 15 November 2021.  We will continue to review our dividend strategy and pay a progressive dividend where profits permit.  The ex-dividend date will be 7 October 2021 and the record date 8 October 2021.

 

Board update

As previously announced, the Company are actively seeking an additional Non-Executive Director who will enhance the existing skills of the Board.

 

Property update

Following the acquisition of land adjacent to the Company's Birmingham premises in April 2021, we are pleased to report that the existing buildings have been demolished and the site cleared.  Planning permission is shortly expected to be granted and the tender process is nearing conclusion.  Construction works are expected to commence thereafter, we expect the construction cost to be in the region of £4m due to rising material costs and we are aware that there is currently a delay in sourcing certain building materials, particularly steel and cladding.  The Board will keep investors informed of future developments.

 

Investor presentation

The interim results presentation for investors will be posted on the Company's website.  Investors are encouraged to contact the Company with any questions about the business by telephone, using the website or by emailing our dedicated shareholder email address investorrelations@tandemgroup.co.uk.

 

Shareholder benefits

There is a facility for shareholders to benefit from an exclusive 10% discount code on our garden, home and leisure websites www.garden-camping.com, www.athomecomforts.co.uk and www.proriderleisure.com by entering the discount code "SH10" on the checkout page.

 

 

Steve Grant

Chairman

14 September 2021
 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months ended

30 June 2021

Unaudited

£'000

6 months ended 30 June 2020 Unaudited

£'000

Year ended 31 December 2020

Audited

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

19,262

16,927

37,056

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

(13,196)

(11,371)

(24,864)

 

Gross profit

 

6,066

5,556

12,192

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

(4,063)

(4,078)

(8,097)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

2,003

1,478

4,095

 

Finance costs

 

(96)

(69)

(91)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before taxation

 

1,907

1,409

4,004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax expense

 

(305)

(268)

(546)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net profit for the period

 

1,602

1,141

3,458

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pence

Pence

Pence

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

2

31.2

22.7

68.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

2

29.6

22.0

64.7

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All figures relate to continuing operations.

 

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME        

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2021

 

 

 

 6 months

ended

30 June

2020

Year ended 31 December

2020

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

1,602

1,141

3,458

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange differences on translation of overseas subsidiaries

(11)

50

(28)

Forward foreign exchange contracts

78

-

(410)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revaluation of property, plant and equipment

-

-

1,141

Actuarial gain on pension schemes

-

-

(1,982)

Movement in pension schemes' deferred tax provision

-

-

474

67

50

(805)

 

 

 

 

1,669

1,191

2,654

 

 

 

 

 

 

All figures relate to continuing operations.

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

As at 30 June 2021

 

 

 

 

 

  At 30 June

2020

At 31

December

2020

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non current assets

 

 

 

 

Intangible fixed assets

 

5,483

5,532

5,481

Property, plant and equipment

 

7,717

3,536

4,624

Deferred taxation

 

1,761

1,931

1,761

 

 

14,961

10,999

11,866

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

5,244

2,436

4,512

Trade and other receivables

 

8,533

6,524

9,971

Derivative financial asset held at fair value

 

36

-

-

Cash and cash equivalents

 

5,850

6,322

6,076

 

 

19,663

15,282

20,559

 

 

 

 

 

 

34,624

26,281

32,425

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(8,039)

(6,751)

(8,952)

Borrowings

 

(1,634)

(203)

(1,562)

Derivative financial liability held at fair value

 

-

(40)

(410)

Current tax liabilities

 

(306)

(827)

(1)

 

 

(9,979)

(7,821)

(10,925)

 

Non current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Borrowings

 

(2,072)

(830)

(735)

Pension schemes' deficits

 

(4,005)

(2,364)

(4,157)

 

 

(6,077)

(3,194)

(4,892)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(16,056)

(11,015)

(15,817)

 

 

 

 

 

 

18,568

15,266

16,608

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

1,503

1,503

1,503

Shares held in treasury

 

(192)

(245)

(240)

Share premium

 

466

294

315

Other reserves

 

4,758

3,670

4,323

Profit and loss account

 

12,033

10,044

10,707

 

18,568

15,266

16,608

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONDENSED Consolidated statement of changes in equity

As at 30 June 2021

 

 

 

Share

capital

 

 

Shares held in treasury

 

 

 

Share premium

 

Cash flow hedge reserve

Merger reserve

 

 

Capital redemption reserve

 

 

 

Revaluation reserve

Translation

reserve

Profit

and loss

account

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2020

1,503

(247)

286

-

1,036

1,427

530

627

9,149

14,311

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,141

1,141

Retranslation of overseas subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

50

-

50

Total comprehensive income for period attributable to equity shareholders

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

50

1,141

1,191

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

9

9

Exercise of share options

-

2

8

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(255)

(255)

Total transactions with owners

-

2

8

-

-

-

-

50

895

955

At 30 June 2020

1,503

(245)

294

-

1,036

1,427

530

677

10,044

15,266

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,317

2,317

Retranslation of overseas subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(78)

-

(78)

Revaluation of property, plant and equipment

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,141

-

-

1,141

Forward contracts

-

-

-

(410)

-

-

-

-

-

(410)

Net actuarial loss on pension schemes

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,508)

(1,508)

Total comprehensive income for period attributable to equity shareholders

-

-

-

(410)

-

-

1,141

(78)

809

1,462

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10

10

Exercise of share options

-

5

21

-

-

-

-

-

-

26

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(156)

(156)

Total transactions with owners

-

5

21

(410)

-

-

1,141

(78)

663

1,342

At 1 January 2021

1,503

(240)

315

(410)

1,036

1,427

1,671

599

10,707

16,608

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,602

1,602

Retranslation of overseas subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(11)

-

(11)

Forward contracts

-

-

-

78

-

-

-

-

-

78

Total comprehensive income for period attributable to equity shareholders

-

-

-

78

-

-

-

(11)

1,602

1,669

Share based payments

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

15

15

Exercise of share options

-

48

151

-

-

-

-

-

-

199

Reclassified to cost of inventory

-

-

-

368

-

-

-

-

-

368

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(291)

(291)

Total transactions with owners

-

48

151

446

-

-

-

(11)

1,326

1,960

At 30 June 2021

1,503

(192)

466

36

1,036

1,427

1,671

588

12,033

18,568

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

For the 6 months ended 30 June 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

  At 30 June

2020

At 31

December

2020

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Profit for the period

1,602

1,141

3,458

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

65

55

245

Amortisation of intangible fixed assets

1

10

65

Loss/(profit) on sale of property, plant and equipment

-

3

(1)

 

Contributions to defined benefit pension schemes

(218)

(218)

(437)

Finance costs

96

69

91

Tax expense

305

268

546

Share based payments

15

9

19

Net cash flow from operating activities before movements in working capital

1,866

1,337

3,986

 

 

 

 

Change in inventories

(732)

2,273

197

Change in trade and other receivables

1,438

(1,081)

(4,528)

Change in trade and other payables

(913)

1,244

3,445

Cash flows from operations

1,659

3,773

3,100

Interest paid

(28)

(33)

(65)

Tax paid

-

(98)

(558)

Net cash flow from operating activities

1,631

3,642

2,477

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of intangible fixed assets

(3)

-

(4)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(3,158)

(22)

(72)

Sale of property, plant and equipment

-

18

27

Net cash flow from investing activities

(3,161)

(4)

(49)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

New loans

1,425

-

-

Loan repayments

(44)

(196)

(314)

Finance lease repayments

(65)

(15)

(80)

Movement in invoice financing

93

(1,947)

(592)

Exercise of share options

197

10

36

Dividends paid

(291)

(255)

(411)

Net cash flow from financing activities

1,315

(2,403)

(1,361)

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(215)

1,235

1,067

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

6,076

5,037

5,037

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

(11)

50

(28)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

5,850

6,322

6,076

 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE HALF YEARLY REPORT

 

 

Tandem Group plc is a public limited company incorporated and domiciled in the United Kingdom with its shares listed on AIM, the market of that name operated by the London Stock Exchange.

The principal activity of the Group is the design, development, distribution and retail of sports, leisure and mobility equipment.

The ultimate parent company of the Group is Tandem Group plc whose principal place of business and registered office address is 35 Tameside Drive, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham,
B35 7AG.

The interim financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2021 (including the comparatives for the period ended 30 June 2020 and the year ended 31 December 2020) were approved by the Board of Directors on 14 September 2021.  

The financial information set out in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.  The Group's statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020, prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), have been filed with the Registrar of Companies.  The auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified and did not contain statements under Sections 498(2) and 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

This interim financial information has been prepared using the accounting policies set out in the Group's 2020 statutory accounts.  Copies of the annual statutory accounts and the interim report may be obtained by writing to the Company Secretary of Tandem Group plc, 35 Tameside Drive, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, B35 7AG and can be found on the Company's website at www.tandemgroup.co.uk.

The net retirement benefit obligation recognised at 30 June 2021 is based on the actuarial valuation under IAS19 at 31 December 2020 updated for movements in net defined benefit pension income and contributions paid during the half year period.  A full valuation for IAS19 financial reporting purposes will be carried out for incorporation in the audited financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2021.
 

 

2   earnings per share

 

The calculation of earnings per share is based on the net result and ordinary shares in issue during the period as follows:

 

    6 months

ended

30 June 2020

Year

ended 31 December

2020

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

1,602

1,141

3,458

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Number

Number

Weighted average shares in issue used for basic earnings per share

5,133,189

5,031,498

5,048,453

Weighted average dilutive shares under option

272,778

151,646

296,085

Average number of shares used for diluted earnings per share

5,405,967

5,183,144

5,344,538

 

 

 

 

 

Pence

Pence

Pence

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

31.2

22.7

68.5

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

29.6

22.0

64.7

 

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014 (as amended), which forms part of domestic UK law pursuant to the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

 

Forward Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements relating to expected or anticipated future events and anticipated results that are forward-looking in nature and, as a result, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, such as general economic, market and business conditions, competition for qualified staff, the regulatory process and actions, technical issues, new legislation, uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans, uncertainties resulting from working in a new political jurisdiction, uncertainties regarding the results of exploration, uncertainties regarding the timing and granting of prospecting rights, uncertainties regarding the Company's or any third party's ability to execute and implement future plans, and the occurrence of unexpected events. Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors.

 

 

 

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