Capital for Colleagues plc / EPIC: CFCP / Market: AQSE / Sector: Investment
28 May 2021
CAPITAL FOR COLLEAGUES PLC
(‘Capital for Colleagues’ or the ‘Company’)
Unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 28 February 2021
Capital for Colleagues, the investment vehicle focused on opportunities in the Employee Owned Business (‘EOB’) sector, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 28 February 2021.
Revenues of £198,000 (2020: £271,000), comprising interest receivable, dividends received and fees
Profit of £1.29 million (after tax adjustments) for the six-month period (2020: profit of £1.04 million)
Net assets of £9.43 million as at 28 February 2021 (29 February 2020: £7.75 million)
NAV per share of 61.05 pence as at 28 February 2021 (29 February 2020: 50.17 pence per share)
Disposal of entire investment in Civils Store Limited (‘Civils Store’) for £1.0 million, yielding a realised profit of £604,000
Revalued investment in Anthesis Consulting Group Limited (‘Anthesis’) to £1.15 million, fully reflecting the disposal proceeds received in March 2021
£134,000 of follow-on funding provided during the period across 3 investee companies
Certain investments revalued upwards by a total of £437,000 during the period, to reflect underlying performance and prospects
Investment portfolio at the period end comprised 15 unquoted EOBs (29 February 2020: 18)
Chief Executive’s Statement
There was continued progress across the Company’s portfolio during the six months ended 28 February 2021 and this has enabled the Directors to increase the value attributable to a number of the Company’s investments.
Material developments in the six months
Disposal of entire investment in Civils Store for consideration of approximately £1.0 million, a profit on the original investment of around 150%. The investment had been valued at £720,000 in the Company’s investment update for the quarter ended 30 November 2020.
Follow-on loans totaling £134,000 were made to three existing investees: Place 2 Place Logistics Limited, The Security Awareness Group Limited and South Cerney Outdoor Limited, providing those companies with additional working capital.
Key Developments since the end of the quarter:
Disposal of entire investment in Anthesis for consideration of £1.15 million in cash, a profit on the original investment of around 155%.
Following the receipt of this consideration, the Company had cash balances of £2.64 million as at 24 March 2021. The Company has no debt.
In the six months ended 28 February 2021, the Company generated income of £198,000 (2019: £271,000), principally from interest and dividends receivable and fees associated with our investments. As at 28 February 2021, the Company had net assets of £9.43 million (2019: £7.75 million), with the increase in value reflecting the disposal of two investments for proceeds of £2.15 million in cash, the further revaluations of companies within our investment portfolio and the tax adjustment referred to below.
Following discussions with its tax advisers, the Company has been advised that certain deferred taxation provisions made by the Company in relation to recent disposals are no longer required, as a result of the investment gain exemptions afforded by the Reform of the Substantial Shareholdings Exemption in the Finance Act 2017. The effect of this is to write back the whole of the deferred tax provision (£477,000) at the half year. This equates to approximately 3p per share and is reflected in the figures included within this announcement.
We continue to promote the commercial and financial benefits of EOBs at every opportunity and are pleased to see increasing recognition of EOBs as important generators of equitable and dynamic growth.
The Directors remain optimistic of the Company’s prospects in light of the balance and proven resilience of the companies in its portfolio. The Directors also believe that Employee Ownership has played a key role in the Covid-19 economic recovery so far and that the Company is therefore particularly well-placed to participate in and benefit from that ongoing recovery.
For further information, please visit www.capitalforcolleagues.com or contact:
CAPITAL FOR COLLEAGUES PLC
01985 201 980
PETERHOUSE CAPITAL LIMITED
020 7469 0930
PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT
PROFIT FROM ONGOING OPERATIONS
Impairment of investments and loans (including associates)
PROFIT BEFORE TAXATION
PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD
Property, plant & equipment
Investments held at fair value through profit or loss
Investments in Associates
Loans and receivables
Trade and other receivables
Cash and cash equivalents
EQUITY AND LIABILTIES
Called up share capital
Trade and other payables
Provision for liabilities
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
The interim results have not been reviewed by the Company's auditors.
The Directors of the Company are responsible for the contents of this announcement.
Capital for Colleagues
Capital for Colleagues is an investment company focused on the UK EOB sector. The Company has a proven management team, with a wide network of contacts and affiliates, as well as established access to investment opportunities, enabling the Company to execute its strategy and capitalise on EOB-focused investment opportunities.
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure
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