Walls & Futures REIT - Final Results London Stock Exchange
RNS Number : 8856Z
Walls & Futures REIT PLC
23 September 2020
 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

 

23 September 2020

WALLS & FUTURES REIT PLC

 

 ("Wall & Futures" or the "Company")

 

Final Results for the year to 31 March 2020

 

Walls & Futures REIT plc ("WAFR") the Ethical Housing Investor and Developer, is pleased to announce its final results and the publication of its audited annual report and accounts for the year to 31 March 2020. A copy of the annual report and accounts has been posted on the Company's website, www.wallsandfutures.com, and can also be viewed here:

 

http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/8856Z_1-2020-9-23.pdf

 

Walls & Futures is an ethical housing investor and developer on a mission to address the unfulfilled demand for specialist social housing in the UK.

 

We design, fund and develop specialist social housing which is let on Full Repairing and Insuring (FRI), inflation linked leases to our partners and customers who include local authorities, registered providers and charities. Their tenants are often individuals with learning & physical disabilities, autism, dementia, mental health and life changing injuries.

 

Walls & Futures REIT plc does not have any involvement with the care delivered within the properties, this is managed by care providers approved by local authorities.

 

Highlights Include:

 

·   Profit £625,835 (2018: Loss of £18,408)

·   Revenue up 1.5% to £138,036 (2019: £135,878)

·   Investment property value increased by 21.9%

·   Earnings per share 16.93p (2019: -0.51p)

·   Outperformed MSCI UK residential benchmark by 423% for year ending 2019

 

Key elements of the final results can be viewed below.

 

Joe McTaggart, CEO of Walls & Futures REIT plc said:

 

"We're delighted investments in Specialist supported housing have created fantastic new homes for residents and much needed high-quality and flexible capacity to the sector.

 

Additionally, by our strategy of deal origination and real estate development has enabled us to create significant value growth, increasing our property portfolio 21.9%.

We will be seeking to dispose of our remaining London residential assets and recycle the capital to make further, more profitable Specialist supported housing investments, translating our benchmark beating performance into a maiden and regular dividend."

 

For further information, contact:

 

Walls & Futures REIT PLC                                                                             0333 700 7171     

Joe McTaggart, Chief Executive

Website www.wallsandfutures.com

 

 

Allenby Capital Limited (Corporate Adviser)                               

Nick Harriss/James Reeve                                                                            020 3328 5656

 

Overview

 

For the calendar year 2019, our portfolio delivered a total return of 23% against the MSCI UK Residential index, which returned 4.4%. This is the third consecutive year that we have outperformed our benchmark. We believe our ongoing success is due to our strategy of proprietary deal origination and real estate development which creates value growth and contributes towards building a resilient income stream.

 

On 3 June 2019, we announced that we had secured a £600,000 Revolving Credit Facility from a private lender, Monastery Hire and Sales Limited. Set to run for an initial 5-year term, at an interest margin of 3.5% over LIBOR. A fee of 0.1% per annum is payable on any undrawn balances. It will be used to provide flexibility to finance the acquisition and refurbishment of specialist supported housing.

 

On 4 June 2019, we announced the completion of the acquisition of a freehold detached bungalow in Didcot, Oxfordshire for £465,000. The property was redeveloped and adapted to provide a high-quality home with specialist support, for four adults with physical & learning disabilities. It was successfully handed over in December 2020 let on a 25-year full repairing and insuring lease linked to inflation (CPI) to one of the UK's largest and longest-established providers currently supporting more than 2,500 adults nationwide.

 

The value growth created is evidenced in this year's results and the full benefit of the income will be reflected in our 2020-21 results.

 

We were once again nominated for the "Impact Company" and "NEX Exchange Company" of the year at the Small Cap 2019 awards. The annual event shines a light on the best companies and participants in the small and micro-cap community (sub-£100m market capitalisation).

 

On 28 August 2019, we announced that we had received a subscription 142,857 ordinary shares of 5 pence each at a price of 70 pence per share for a total of £100,000 from a new investor.

 

Post balance sheet event

 

On 12 June 2020, we announced the disposal of our freehold property in Wimbledon Park for £656,000. Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 and the economic backdrop the price achieved reflected just a 2.9% discount on its valuation and highlights the underlying strength of our London residential portfolio.

 

We will continue to review our assets in the Private Rental Sector with a view of recycling the capital to make further investments in Specialist Supported Housing.

 

Outlook for the future

 

To date our investments in Specialist Supported Housing have created a total return that has enabled us to outperform the MSCI UK residential index for three consecutive years.

 

To translate this performance into a maiden and regular dividend we intend to dispose of our remaining London residential assets and to recycle the capital making further and more profitable investments in Specialist Supported Housing.

 

We note with disappointment that the share price has been lower than our net asset value of 107p per share.  We believe this is due to an overhang of shares being held by the market maker. We are working to increase awareness of Walls & Futures REIT plc and our investment aims to a wider range of retail and institutional investors.

 

We continue to develop relationships with key stakeholders and customers and are always reviewing new investments which will be announced as they are finalised.

 

The directors will continue the same investment policies which have been successful since joining the AQUIS Stock Exchange.

 

Finally, we would like to thank all our shareholders for their support.

 

Consolidated Income Statement for the year ended 31 March 2020

 

 

Notes

TURNOVER                                                             4

2020

£

 

138,036

2019

£

 

135,878

Cost of sales

13,286

13,607

GROSS PROFIT

124,750

122,271

Administrative expenses

275,725

286,093

 

(150,975)

(163,822)

Gain/loss on revaluation of tangible assets

797,686

145,000

OPERATING PROFIT/(LOSS)                              6

646,711

(18,822)

Interest receivable and similar income

350

522

 

647,061

(18,300)

Interest payable and similar expenses              7

21,226

-

PROFIT/(LOSS) BEFORE TAXATION

625,835

(18,300)

Tax on profit/(loss)                                                  8

67

108

PROFIT/(LOSS) FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR

625,768

(18,408)

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) attributable to: Owners of the parent

 

625,768

 

(18,408)

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share expressed

in pence per share:                                              10

Basic

 

 

 

16.93

 

 

 

-0.51

Diluted

16.93

-0.51

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position as at 31 March 2020

 

 

Notes

FIXED ASSETS

2020

£                           £

2019

£

 

£

631

-

 

1,263

-

Investment property                                             13

4,625,000

 

3,170,000

 

4,625,631

 

3,171,263

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

Debtors                                                                   14

4,489

4,363

 

Cash at bank

22,306

148,955

 

 

CREDITORS

26,795

153,318

 

Amounts falling due within one year                15

18,760

16,683

 

NET CURRENT ASSETS

8,035

 

136,635

TOTAL ASSETS LESS CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

4,633,666

 

 

3,307,898

CREDITORS

Amounts falling due after more than one

 

 

 

year                                                                         16

600,000

 

-

NET ASSETS

4,033,666

 

3,307,898

 

 

 

 

 

CAPITAL AND RESERVES

Called up share capital                                       21

 

 

187,754

 

 

 

180,611

Share premium                                                    22

3,505,154

 

3,412,297

Fair value reserve                                                22

1,111,019

 

313,333

Retained earnings                                                22

(770,261)

 

(598,343)

SHAREHOLDERS' FUNDS                               25

4,033,666

 

3,307,898

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended 31 March 2020

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

Notes

2020

£

2019

£

 

Cash generated from operations

1

(148,459)

(165,603)

 

Interest paid

 

(21,226)

-

 

Tax paid

 

-

(9)

 

Net cash from operating activities

 

(169,685)

(165,612)

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

Purchase of tangible fixed assets

 

 

 

-

 

 

(1,894)

 

Purchase of investment property

 

(657,314)

-

 

Interest received

 

350

522

 

Net cash from investing activities

 

(656,964)

(1,372)

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

New loans in year

 

600,000

-

 

Share issue

 

7,143

4,259

 

Share premium paid

 

92,857

267,494

 

Net cash from financing activities

 

700,000

271,753

(Decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at beginning

(126,649)

104,769

 

of year                                                                      2

148,955

44,186

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year     2

22,306

148,955

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

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