Baskerville Cap PLC - Financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019 London Stock Exchange
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Baskerville Capital PLC
24 October 2019
 

 

 

 24 October 2019

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC

("Baskerville" or "the Company")

 

Financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019

  

Baskerville (ticker: BASK) announces its audited financial results for the period ended 30 June 2019.

 

 

  • Loss for the period of £100,252, with almost £1.5m of cash at year end and no debt
  • Post year end extension of shareholder warrant exercise period to 22 September 2021 

 

Rodger Sargent, Chairman of Baskerville said: "We continue to work on investment opportunities for Baskerville and look forward to updating shareholders when a deal has been agreed." 

 

 

Baskerville Capital plc

www.baskcap.com

Rodger Sargent

via Walbrook PR

 

 

Walbrook PR Ltd

Tel: 020 7933 8780 or baskerville@walbrookpr.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC

 

COMPANY INFORMATION

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

 

 

Directors

R Sargent

J Kehoe

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary

R Sargent

 

 

 

 

Registered Office

4th floor

 

44 Albemarle Street

London

W1S 4JJ

 

 

 

 

Company number

10712201

 

 

 

 

Auditors

Haysmacintyre LLP

10 Queen Street Place

 

London

 

EC4R 1AG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

I am pleased to present the financial results for the year ended 30 June 2019.

 

BUSINESS REVIEW

 

During this year, Baskerville Capital plc recorded a loss of £100,252 (2018: £168,934) and the loss per share was 0.21p (2018: 0.5p). These costs reflect the ongoing administration costs of being  listed on the London Stock Exchange.  The Company held cash reserves at the year end of £1.5m (2018: £1.6m) with no debt financing.

  

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

 

There has been limited communication with shareholders as we continue to consider various technology investments but have still yet to find a deal of sufficient quality. I am pleased to say that we are currently as close to agreeing a deal as we have ever been since Baskerville floated in 2017 but we have yet to agree final terms. We continue to work hard on this potential investment with a very exciting technology company and I hope to be able to update shareholders in the coming months about our first investment.  

 

 

 

J Kehoe

Chairman

23 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC

 

STRATEGIC REPORT

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

 

 

The Directors present the Strategic Report for the year ended 30 June 2019.

 

The Company incorporated on 6 April 2017 as Baskerville Capital plc.

 

 

The Company made a loss for the year of £100,252 (2018: £168,934).

 

The Company's business model is to identify investment opportunities in the technology sector. During the period under review the Directors' have considered a number of opportunities available to them. Further information on the Company's activities is contained in the Chairman's Statement on page 2.

 

The Board seeks to maximise share value by investing in sectors with high growth potential. When an investment has been identified, the Board will assess it against a number of KPI's to assess its suitability.

 

As at the date of this report the Company is seeking potential investment opportunities. Accordingly, until such time that an investment is made the Directors' consider that the Company's business activities have a minimal environmental and social impact.

 

With the exception of the Directors' the Company does not have any employees. The Board of Directors' is comprised of three males.

 

PRINCIPAL RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES AND RISK MANAGEMENT

 

The Company manages its capital to ensure that it will be able to continue as a going concern while maximising returns to the shareholders. It is the current strategy of the Group to finance its activities from existing equity and reserves and by the issue of new equity whenever required.

 

The directors consider the Company to be exposed to the following financial risks:

 

a.   Price risk: the price paid for securities is subject to market movement that will have an impact on the operations of the Company.

Given the relatively small size and operation of the Company in the year, the directors have not delegated the responsibility of risk monitoring to a sub-committee of the board, but will closely monitor the risks on a regular basis. The directors consider their exposure in the financial year to have been low.

 

 

 

 

Rodger Sargent

CEO 

23 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC

 

DIRECTORS' REPORT

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

 

 

The Directors present their report together with the financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2019.

 

Baskerville Capital plc was created to undertake an acquisition within the technology industry.

 

 

The loss before and after taxation for the year was £100,252 (2018: £168,934).  The directors do not recommend payment of a dividend.  

 

The Directors who served the Company during the year and to the date of these financial statements were:

 

R Sargent

J Kehoe

 

 

The Directors of the Company held the following interests in the shares of Baskerville Capital plc at the 30 June 2019.

 

Directly and indirectly held by the directors:

 

J Kehoe

3,700,000

7.7%

R Sargent

2,500,000

5.2%

 

There have been no material changes to the Directors' shareholdings between the year-end and the date that this report was issued.

 

This report is submitted in accordance with Schedule 8 of the Large and Medium sized Companies (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 in respect of the year ended 30 June 2019.  The reporting requirements entail two sections to be included, a Policy Report and an Annual Remuneration Report which are presented below.

 

The Company's auditor, Haysmacintyre LLP, is required to give its opinion on certain information included in this report, this comprises of the Directors Remuneration and the information on directors' shareholdings which is detailed above and also forms part of this directors' remuneration report.  Their report on these and other matters is set out on page 7.

 

Policy

The Company's Directors as a whole considers Directors' remuneration and has not sought advice or services from any person in respect of its consideration of Directors' remuneration during the year although the Directors expect from time to time to review the fees against those paid to boards of directors of comparable organisations and appointments. During the year the Directors' policy has been that the Directors' shall receive such remuneration as shall be agreed between the Directors' from time to time and consistent with amounts that are paid to Directors' of similar organisations. This policy will be reconsidered following the successful completion of an investment.

 

Annual Remuneration Report

The Directors received remuneration as disclosed in note 6 during the year. The single total remuneration received by the Directors' during the year was £50,000 (2018: £44,306).

 

Details of the Directors' shareholdings in the Company are set out above and details of the Directors' share options are disclosed in note 12 to these financial statements.

 

 

On 30 June 2019, the following interests in 3% or more of the issued share capital appear in the register:

 

J F Cox

5,100,000

10.7%

J Kehoe 

3,700,000

7.7%

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

3,400,000

7.1%

M Wright

2,900,000

6.1%

C Akers 

4,150,000

8.7%

R Sargent

2,500,000

5.2%

R J Backhouse

2,500,000

5.2%

C Venner

2,400,000

5.0%

M H Patel

1,800,000

3.8%

M D Barnard private clients

1,615,000

3.4%

Courtney Investments

1,600,000

3.3%

                                                               

 

There has not been a material change to the above shareholdings since the year-end.


As a company listed on the Standard Segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority, the Company is not required to comply with the provisions of the UK Corporate Governance Code. Although the Company does not comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Company intends to have regard for the provision of the Corporate Governance Code insofar as is appropriate, save as set out below:

 

Until an acquisition is made the Company will not have nomination, remuneration, audit or risk committees. The Board as a whole will instead review its size, structure and composition, the scale and structure of the Directors' fees (taking into account the interests of Shareholders and the performance of the Company), take responsibility for the initial appointment of auditors and payment of their audit fee, monitor and review the integrity of the Company's financial statements, the Board's performance and take responsibility for any formal announcements on the Company's financial performance. Following an acquisition the Board intends to put in place nomination, remuneration and audit and risk committees. The Board has adopted the Model Code for Directors' dealings contained in the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority. The Board will be responsible for taking all proper and reasonable steps to ensure compliance with the Model Code by the Directors.

 

The Directors are responsible for internal control in the Company and for reviewing its effectiveness. Due to the size of the Company, all key decisions are made by the Board in full. The Directors have reviewed the effectiveness of the Company's systems during the year under review and consider that there have been no material losses, contingencies or uncertainties due to the weakness in the controls. The Board do not consider the internal audit function to be necessary due to the Company being a special purpose acquisition company.

 

 

The directors have assessed the Company's position as at 30 June 2019 and for the 12 months following the approval of the financial statements and consider it appropriate to prepare the financial statements on a going concern basis. There are cash reserves of £1.5m (2018: £1.6m) which the directors consider sufficient to ensure that the Company will be able to continue to meet its commitments as they fall due for at least twelve months from the date of approval of the financial statements.

 

 

The directors are responsible for preparing the Directors' Report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations.

 

Company law requires the directors to prepare Company financial statements for each financial year.  Under that law the directors are required to prepare the Company financial statements in accordance with IFRS's as adopted by the EU and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or practice. Under applicable law and regulations, the directors are also responsible for preparing a Directors' Report to comply with that law and those regulations. In determining how amounts are presented within terms in the income statement and statement of financial position the directors have had regard to the substance of the reported transaction or arrangement in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or practice.

 

The financial statements are required by law to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Company and of the profit and loss of the Company for that year.

 

In preparing the Company financial statements the directors are required to:

 

·          select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;

·          make judgements and accounting estimates that are reasonable and prudent;

·          state whether they have been prepared in accordance with IFRS's as adopted by the EU subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the Company financial statements; and

·          prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the Company will continue in business.

 

The directors are responsible for keeping proper accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Company and to enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006.  They have general responsibility for taking such steps as are reasonably open to safeguard the assets of the Company and to prevent and detect fraud and other irregularities.

 

In the case of each person who was a director at the time this report was approved:

 

·        so far as that director is aware there is no relevant audit information of which the Company's auditor is unaware:

             and

·        that director has taken all steps that the director ought to have taken as a director to make himself aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the Company's auditor is aware of that information.

 

 

So far as the directors are aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the Company's auditors are unaware, and they have taken all steps that they ought to have taken as directors in order to make themselves aware of any relevant audit information and to establish that the Company's auditors are aware of that information.

AUDITORS

 

A resolution to re-appoint Haysmacintyre LLP as auditors will be presented to the members at the Annual General Meeting in accordance with Section 485(2) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

 

Rodger Sargent

On behalf of the Board

 

23 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

TO THE MEMBERS OF BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC

 

Opinion

We have audited the financial statements of Baskerville Capital Plc (the 'company') for the year ended 30 June 2019 which comprise the Statement of Comprehensive Income, the Statement of Financial Position, the Statement of Changes in Equity, the Statement of Cash Flows and the related notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union.

 

In our opinion, the financial statements:

 

•       give a true and fair view of the state of the company's affairs as at 30 June 2019 and of the company's loss for the year then ended;

•       have been properly prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union; and

•       have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006.

 

Basis for opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) (ISAs (UK)) and applicable law. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements section of our report. We are independent of the company in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements in the UK, including the FRC's Ethical Standard as applied to listed public interest entities, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

 

Conclusions relating to going concern

We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the ISAs (UK) require us to report to you where:

 

•       the directors' use of the going concern basis of accounting in the preparation of the financial statements is not appropriate; or

•       the directors have not disclosed in the financial statements any identified material uncertainties that may cast significant doubt about the company's ability to continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting for a period of at least twelve months from the date when the financial statements are authorised for issue.

 

Key audit matters

Key audit matters are those matters that, in our professional judgment, were of most significance in our audit of the financial statements of the current period and include the most significant assessed risks of material misstatement (whether or not due to fraud) we identified, including those which had the greatest effect on: the overall audit strategy, the allocation of resources in the audit; and directing the efforts of the engagement team. These matters were addressed in the context of our audit of the financial statements as a whole, and in forming our opinion thereon, and we do not provide a separate opinion on these matters.

 

 

 

The risk

Our response to the risk:

Going concern

 

At the planning stage we identified that there was a risk that the going concern basis of preparation may not be appropriate.  Ongoing losses within the company indicate a potential risk that the company is not a going concern.

As described in the accounting policies (see note 2) the directors' have concluded that the company is a going concern. The Directors' note that the Company has cash reserves of £1.49m and that the annual recurring expenditure of the Company is forecast to be consistent with the level of expenditure incurred in the current year.

 

We reviewed the current level of cash and managements forecasts in support of their assessment of going concern. Based on our review and challenge of those forecasts we are satisfied that these support the Directors' conclusions and we are in agreement with the Directors' that it is appropriate to prepare the financial statements on the going concern basis.

 

We have reviewed the appropriateness of the going concern disclosures in these financial statements.

 

Key observations communicated to the Audit Committee

 

The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis and, based on the procedures performed, we have no matters to report to the Audit Committee.

 

 

Our application of materiality

The scope and focus of our audit was influenced by our assessment and application of materiality.  We define materiality as the magnitude of misstatement that could reasonably be expected to influence the readers and the economic decisions of the users of the financial statements. We use materiality to determine the scope of our audit and the nature, timing and extent of our audit procedures and to evaluate the effect of misstatements, both individually and on the financial statements as a whole. For the purpose of this audit, a materiality level of 2% of gross assets was utilised being £30,000. Performance materiality was set at 75% of materiality. Any misstatements identified above 5% of materiality and not adjusted were reported to the directors as unadjusted misstatements. Materiality was based on gross assets as the company currently holds cash and is looking for investment opportunities.  

 

An overview of the scope of our audit

Our assessment of audit risk, our evaluation of materiality and our allocation of performance materiality determine our audit scope for the Company. This enables us to form an opinion on the financial statements. We take into account size, risk profile, the organised of the Company and the internal control environment when assessing the level of work to be performed.

 

Based on our assessment of the accounting processes, the industry in which the company operates and assessed that, based on the control environment, it was appropriate to undertake an entirely substantive audit approach. Our substantive audit procedures included testing of total expenditure, total assets, liabilities and equities.

 

Other information

The directors are responsible for the other information. The other information comprises the information included in the annual report, other than the financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and, except to the extent otherwise explicitly stated in our report, we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon.

 

In connection with our audit of the financial statements, our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the audit or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If we identify such material inconsistencies or apparent material misstatements, we are required to determine whether there is a material misstatement in the financial statements or a material misstatement of the other information. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact. We have nothing to report in this regard.

 

Opinions on other matters prescribed by the Companies Act 2006

In our opinion, based on the work undertaken in the course of the audit:

 

•       the information given in the strategic report and the directors' report for the financial year for which the financial statements are prepared is consistent with the financial statements;

•       the strategic report and the directors' report have been prepared in accordance with applicable legal requirements; and

•       the Directors' Remuneration report has been properly prepared in accordance with the Companies Act 2006.

 

Matters on which we are required to report by exception

In the light of the knowledge and understanding of the company and its environment obtained in the course of the audit, we have not identified material misstatements in the strategic report or the directors' report.

 

We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the Companies Act

2006 requires us to report to you if, in our opinion:

 

•       adequate accounting records have not been kept by the parent company, or returns adequate for our audit have not been received from branches not visited by us; or

•       the financial statements are not in agreement with the accounting records and returns; or

•       certain disclosures of directors' remuneration specified by law are not made; or

•       we have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit.

 

Responsibilities of Directors

 

As explained more fully in the Directors' Responsibilities Statement, the Directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view, and for such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

 

In preparing the financial statements, the directors are responsible for assessing the company's ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using going concern basis of accounting unless the directors either intend to liquidate the company or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative to do so.

 

Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements

 

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion.

 

Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance, but not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with ISAs (UK) will always detect material misstatement when it exists.

 

Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in aggregate, they can reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

 

Explanation as to what extent the audit was considered capable of detecting irregularities, including fraud

 

The objectives of our audit, in respect to fraud are; to identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements due to fraud; to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence regarding the assessed risks of material misstatement due to fraud, through designing and implementing appropriate responses; and to respond appropriately to fraud or suspected fraud identified during the audit. However, the primary responsibility for the prevention and detection of fraud rests with both those charged with governance of the entity and management.

 

Our approach was as follows:

 

  • We obtained an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks that are applicable to the Company and determined that the most significant are the Companies Act 2006 and the Listing Rules.
  • We understood how the Company is complying with those frameworks through discussions with the Directors'.
  • We assessed the susceptibility of the Company's financial statements to material misstatement including how fraud might occur by considering the key risks impacting the financial statements.
  • We carried out a review of manual entries recorded in managements accounting records and assessed the appropriateness of such entries.
  • We have assessed that the Company's control environment is adequate for the size and operating model of such a listed Company.

 

A further description of our responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements is located on the Financial Reporting Council's website at: www.frc.org.uk/auditorsresponsibilities.  This description forms part of our auditor's report.

Other matters we are required to address

 

We were appointed by the Audit Committee on 28 August 2018 to audit the financial statements for the period ending 30 June 2018. Our total uninterrupted period of engagement is 2 years covering the two years to 30 June 2019.

 

The non-audit services prohibited by the FRC's Ethical Standard were not provided to the company and we remain independent of the company in conducting our audit.

 

Our audit opinion is consistent with the additional report to the Audit Committee.

 

Use of this report

 

This report is made solely to the company's members, as a body, in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 16 of the Companies Act 2006. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company's members those matters we are required to state to them in an Auditor's 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 and the company's members as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.

 

 

Ian Cliffe

 

Senior Statutory Auditor

10 Queen Street Place

for and on behalf of Haysmacintyre LLP

London

Statutory Auditors

EC4R 1AG

 

 

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                             

 

Date: 23 October 2019

 

 

 

 

 

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC

 

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019

2018

 

Note

£

£

 

 

 

 

CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

 

(108,495)

(171,582)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OPERATING LOSS

4

(108,495)

(171,582)

 

 

 

 

Interest income

 

8,243

2,648

 

 

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LOSS FOR THE YEAR BEFORE TAXATION

 

(100,252)

(168,934)

 

 

 

 

Taxation

7

-

-

 

 

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TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

(100,252)

(168,934)

 

 

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BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE (PENCE)

14

(0.21)p

(0.50)p

 

 

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There was no other comprehensive income in 2019 (2018: £nil)

 

The notes on pages 15 to 22 form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC                                                                                     

 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

AS AT 30 JUNE 2019

 

 

 

 

 

2019

2018

 

 

Note

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

8

14,532

14,618

Cash and cash equivalents

 

9

1,489,666

1,616,216

 

 

 

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TOTAL ASSETS

 

 

1,504,198

1,630,834

 

 

 

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CURRENT LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

10

(13,239)

(39,622)

 

 

 

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NET ASSETS

 

 

1,490,959

1,591,212

 

 

 

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EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

11

239,000

239,000

Share premium account

 

11

1,467,894

1,467,894

Share option reserve

 

 

53,252

53,252

Retained losses

 

 

(269,186)

(168,934)

 

 

 

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TOTAL EQUITY

 

 

1,490,959

1,591,212

 

 

 

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These financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 23 October 2019 and were signed on its behalf by:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodger Sargent (CEO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The notes on pages 15 to 22 form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

 

 

 

 

Share

Share

Share

Retained

Total

 

Capital

Premium

option reserve

Losses

Equity

 

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

On incorporation

-

-

-

-

-

Loss for the period and total comprehensive loss

-

-

-

(168,934)

(168,934)

Share issues

239,000

-

-

-

239,000

Share premium (net of expenses)

-

1,467,894

-

-

1,467,894

Grant of share options

 

 

53,252

 

53,252

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 30 June 2018

239,000

1,467,894

53,252

(168,934)

1,591,212

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the year and total

 

 

 

 

 

comprehensive loss

-

-

-

(100,252)

(100,252)

 

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Balance at 30 June 2019

239,000

1,467,894

53,252

(269,186)

1,490,959

 

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The notes on pages 15 to 22 form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC                                                                                                                     

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

 

 

 

Note

 

2019

2018

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

Loss after taxation

 

 

(100,252)

(168,934)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share option charge

 

 

-

53,252

Decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

 

 

85

(14,618)

(Decrease)/increase in trade and other payables

 

 

(26,383)

39,622

Interest receivable

 

 

(8,243)

2,648

 

 

 

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NET CASH OUTFLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

         (134,793)

(88,030)

 

 

 

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CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue of shares (net of costs)

 

 

-

1,706,894

Interest receivable

 

 

8,243

(2,648)

 

 

 

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NET CASH INFLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

8,243

1,704,246

 

 

 

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NET (DECREASE)/INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

 

(126,550)

1,616,216

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents brought forward

 

 

1,616,216

-

 

 

 

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CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS CARRIED FORWARD

8

 

1,489,666

1,616,216

 

 

 

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The notes on pages 15 to 22 form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASKERVILLE CAPITAL PLC

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2019

 

 

1.         GENERAL INFORMATION

 

            Baskerville Capital plc is a public limited company registered and incorporated in  England and Wales. The Company's principal activities are described in the Directors' Report. The Company's registered office and principal place of business is 4th floor, 44 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JJ.  

 

2.         ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

            The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union.  The financial statements have been prepared using the measurement bases specified by IFRS for each type of asset, liability, income and expense.  The measurement bases are more fully described in the accounting policies below.

 

            The financial statements are presented in pounds sterling (£) which is the functional currency of the company.

 

            An overview of standards, amendments and interpretations to IFRSs issued but not yet effective, and which have not been adopted early by the Company are presented below under 'Statement of Compliance'.

 

Statement of compliance

The financial statements comply with IFRS as adopted by the European Union.  At the date of authorisation of these financial statements the following Standards and Interpretations affecting the Company, which have not been applied in these financial statements, were in issue, but not yet effective.  The company does not plan to adopt these standards early.

 

·      IFRS 16 Leases (effective for accounting years beginning on or after 1 January 2019)

 

Going Concern

            The directors have assessed the Company's position as at 30 June 2019 and consider it appropriate to prepare the financial statements on a going concern basis. There are cash reserves of £1.5m which the directors consider, based on the current level of activity, sufficient to ensure that the Company will be able to continue to meet its commitments as they fall due for at least twelve months from the date of approval of the financial statements.

 

Segment reporting

A business segment is a group of assets and operations engaged in providing products or services that are subject to risks and returns that are different from those of other business segments. A geographical segment is engaged in providing products or services within a particular economic environment that are subject to risks and returns that are different from those of segments operating in other economic environments.

 

The directors are of the opinion that the Company is not currently engaged in any more than a single sector as it has not yet traded and has incurred only set up fees and the costs of running a business for the year. The Company is based in the United Kingdom and accordingly, no segmental analysis is considered necessary.

 

Expenses

All expenses are accounted for on an accruals basis and are presented through the Statement of Comprehensive Income.

 

Share based payments

All share based payments are accounted for in accordance with IFRS 2 - Share-based payments. The Company issues equity-settled share based payments in the form of options and warrants to certain directors and employees. Equity settled share based payments are measured at fair value at the date of grant. The fair value determined at the grant date of equity-settled share based payments is expensed on a straight line basis over the vesting year, based on the Company's estimate of shares that will eventually vest.

 

Fair value is estimated using the Black-Scholes valuation model. The expected life used in the model has been adjusted, on the basis of management's best estimate for the effects of non-transferability, exercise restrictions and behavioural considerations. At each balance sheet date, the Company revises its estimate of the number of equity instruments expected to vest as a result of the effect of non-market based vesting conditions. The impact of the revision of the original estimates, if any, is recognised in profit or loss such that the cumulative expense reflects the revised estimate, with a corresponding adjustment to retained earnings.

 

Taxation

Current taxation is the taxation currently payable on taxable profit for the year.

 

Trade and other receivables

Trade and other receivables are recognised and carried at original invoice value less an allowance for any uncollectible amounts. An estimate for doubtful debts is made when collection of the full amount is no longer probable. Bad debts are written off when identified.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash on hand and demand deposits, together with other short-term, highly liquid investments that are readily convertible into known amounts of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of changes in value.

 

Trade payables

            Trade payables are initially measured at fair value and are subsequently measured at amortised cost, using the effective interest rate method.

 

             Financial instruments

 

The Company's financial assets comprise cash and cash equivalents.

            

The Company's financial liabilities comprise trade payables.  Financial liabilities are obligations to pay cash or other financial assets and are recognised when the Company becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instruments.

 

             Equity

 

             Equity comprises the following:

 

·      "Share capital" represents the nominal value of equity shares.

·      "Share premium" represents the excess over nominal value of the fair value of consideration received for equity shares, net of expenses of the share issue.

·      "Share option reserve" represents the value of warrants and options issued.

·      "Retained losses" represents cumulative net gains and losses recognised in the Statement of Comprehensive Income.

 

Critical Accounting Estimates and Judgements

The preparation of financial statement in conformity with IFRS requires the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting year.  These estimates and assumptions are based upon management's knowledge and experience of the amounts, events or actions.  Actual results may differ from such estimates.

 

 

3.             SEGMENTAL INFORMATION

 

The Company is organised around one business class and the results are reported to the Chief Operating Decision Maker according to this class.  There is one continuing class of business, being the seeking of investments in line with the Company's investment strategy.

 

            Given that there is only one continuing class of business, operating within the UK no further segmental information has been provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The loss from operations has been arrived after charging:

 

2019

2018

 

£

£

 

 

 

Legal and professional fees

 

36,900

104,934

 

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2019

2018

 

£

£

 

During the year the Company obtained the following services

from the Company's auditor:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees payable to the Company's auditors for the audit of the Company's financial statements

 

12,500

13,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees payable to the Company's auditors for other services:

 

 

 

 

  Other services pursuant to legislation

 

2,700

12,600

 

 

 

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15,200

25,800

 

 

 

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2019

2018

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fees

50,000

44,306

 

 

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The table below summarises the remuneration received by the Directors' in each period:

 

 

2019

2018

 

 

£

£

 

R Sargant

25,000

22,153

 

J Kehoe

25,000

22,153

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAXATION

 

 

 

 

Due to tax losses sustained there was no corporation tax payable by the company in the year.

 

 

The tax charge for the year is different from the standard rate of corporation tax in the United Kingdom. The difference is reconciled as follows:-

 

 

 

2019

2018

 

 

 £

 £

Loss on ordinary activities before tax

 

(168,934)

 

 

 

 

Loss on ordinary activities at the effective rate of corporation tax applicable to the Company of 19%

 

 

(19,048)

 

(32,097)

Expenses not deductible

 

-

10,118

Losses not utilized

 

     19,048

       21,979

 

 

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Total tax charge

-

-

 

 

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No deferred tax asset has been recognised as the Directors cannot be certain that future profits will be sufficient for this asset to be realised.

 

Factors affecting future tax charges  

There are no factors affecting the tax charge.

 

 

TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES

 

2019

2018

 

 

 

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepayments

 

14,532

14,618

 

 

 

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CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

2019

 2018

 

 

£

  £

 

 

 

 

 

Cash at bank

1,489,666

1,616,216

 

 

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The Directors consider that the carrying amount of cash and cash equivalent represents their fair value.

 

 

TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES

2019

2018

 

 

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

Trade payables

739

26,422

 

Accruals

12,500

13,200

 

 

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13,239

39,622

 

 

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The fair value of trade and other payables is considered by the Directors not to be materially different to carrying amounts.

 

 

 

ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL

Number of

Nominal

Share

 

Shares

Value

premium

Issued and fully paid

No.

£

£

 

At 30 June 2019:

47,800,000

239,000

1,467,894

 

Fully paid ordinary shares, which have a par value of 2.5p, carry one vote per share and rank equally in respect of dividends.

 

Reserve

Description and Purpose

 

 

Share premium

Amount subscribed for share capital in excess of nominal value.

Share option reserve

Value of warrants and options issued

Retained losses

Cumulative net gains and losses recognised in the income statement.

 

 

 

SHARE OPTIONS AND DIRECTOR WARRANTS

               

EQUITY SETTLED SHARE OPTION SCHEME

 

The Company operates share-based payment arrangements to remunerate directors and key employees in the form of options and warrants.  Equity-settled share-based payments are measured at fair value (excluding the effect of non-market based vesting conditions) at the date of grant. The fair value determined at the grant date of the equity-settled share-based payments is expensed on a straight-line basis over the vesting period, based on the Company's estimate of shares that will eventually vest and adjusted for the effect of non-market based vesting conditions.

 

 

 

                The following table sets out the details of these options granted:          

  

 

 

Options issued in the

Options at

 

 

 

 

 

Prior year

30 June 19

Exercise price

Issue date

Expiry date

Option holder

 

 

 

 

 

 

J Kehoe

 

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.5p

12/07/2017

22/09/2019

R Sargent

 

1,000,000

1,000,000

2.5p

12/07/2017

22/09/2019

Shareholders

 

11,500,000

11,500,000

7.5p

11/09/2017

22/09/2019

 

 

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13,500,000

13,500,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                Subsequent to the year end the expiry date of the options was extended to 22 September 2021.

 

 

The fair value of the options issued to directors was determined using the Black-Scholes option pricing model and the inputs to the model were as follows

 

 

12 July 2017

 

 

 

Grant date share price

 

5p

Exercise share price

 

2.5p

No. of share options

 

2,000,000

Risk free rate

 

1%

Expected volatility

 

40%

Expected option life

 

2.5 years

Calculated fair value per share

 

2.7p

 

 

Options issued to shareholders were issued as one option for every four ordinary shares purchased. As they were part of the fundraise they have not been valued under IFRS 2.

 

The total share-based payment expense recognised in the statement of comprehensive income for the year ended 30 June 2019 in respect of these options granted was £nil(2018: £53,252).

 

The Company manages its capital to ensure that it will be able to continue as a going concern while maximising returns to shareholders. It is the current strategy of the Company to finance its activities from existing equity and reserves and by the issue of new equity as required.

 

The Board's policy is to maintain a strong capital base so as to maintain investors, creditors and market confidence and to sustain future development of the business. The Board manages the Company's affairs to achieve shareholders returns through capital growth and income.

 

The Company is not subject to externally imposed capital requirements.

 

 

 

The calculation of loss per ordinary share is based on the loss attributable to ordinary shareholders divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue during the year. 

 

 

 

 

Loss

 

Weighted Average number of shares

 

Per shares amount pence

 

 

£

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share 2019

(100,252)

47,800,000

(0.21)p

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share 2018

(168,934)

34,085,714

(0.50)p

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is no difference between the basic and diluted loss per share.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

 

 

15.    NET ASSET VALUATION

 

The net asset valuation per share is calculated by dividing the net assets attributable to the equity holders of the Company at the end of the reporting year by the number of shares in issue.

 

 

 

 

2019

2018

 

 

 

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

 

 

1,490,959

1,591,212

 

Number of ordinary shares in issue

 

 

47,800,000

47,800,000

 

Net asset valuation per share

 

 

3.1p

3.3p

 

 

 

 

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The Company's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, cash flow interest rate risk and equity price risk. 

 

Risk management is carried out by the Board of Directors.

 

(a)   Capital management

 

                 The Company's objectives when managing capital are:

 

·       to safeguard the Company's ability to continue as a going concern, so that it continues to provide returns and benefits for shareholders;

·       to support the Company's growth; and

·       to provide capital for the purpose of strengthening the Company's risk management capability.

 

The Company actively and regularly reviews and manages its capital structure to ensure an optimal capital structure and equity holder returns, taking into consideration the future capital requirements of the Company and capital efficiency, prevailing and projected profitability, projected operating cash flows, projected capital expenditures and projected strategic investment opportunities.  Management regards total equity as capital and reserves, for capital management purposes.

 

(b)   Credit risk

 

The main credit risk relates to liquid funds held at banks.  The credit risk in respect of these bank balances is limited because the counterparties are banks with high credit ratings assigned by international credit rating agencies.

 

(c)   Liquidity risk

The Company seeks to manage financial risk, to ensure sufficient liquidity is available to meet foreseeable needs.

An analysis of trade and other payables is given in note 10.  These payables are payable within a year.

 

 

The IAS 39 categories of financial asset included in the statement of financial position and the headings in which they are included are as follows:

 

 

2019

2018

 

 

 

£

£

 

Financial assets:

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

-

-

 

Cash and bank balances

 

1,489,666

1,616,216

 

 

 

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Financial liabilities at amortised cost:

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

13,239

39,622

 

 

 

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There were no related party transactions with the directors during the year other than those disclosed in note 12. The directors consider themselves to be the key management personnel.

 

 

18.       ULTIMATE CONTROLLING PARTY

 

             The directors do not consider there to be one ultimate controlling party.

  

            

            

 


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