Majestic Corporation - Annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021
RNS Number : 6855N
Majestic Corporation PLC
06 June 2022
 

              

                                                 Majestic Corporation Plc

06 June 2022

 

Annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021

·    Revenue up by 8% to                          US$29.7m (2020: US$27.5m)

·    Profit before tax up by 103% to         US$853,754 (2020: US$419,390)

·    Cash balance as at 31st December       US$2.47m (2020: US$2.35m)

Peter Lai, Chairman and Chief Executive Office of the Company, commented:

"Not only did we deliver another year of excellent results, but we also further advanced and solidified growth plans with all our partners putting us in a better position to succeed in the future"

For further information please contact:

Majestic Corporation Plc

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Peter Lai                      Tel: +852 9726 2890

 

Chief Financial Officer          

Joe Lee                        Tel: +44 (0) 7539 103 502                                         

Guild Financial Advisory Limited (Corporate Advisor)       

Ross Andrews             Tel: +44 (0)797 3839767

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer's statement

 

I have great pleasure in presenting the results for Majestic Corporation Limited ("Majestic" -or "the Company") for the year ended 31 December 2021. Majestic is the wholly owned subsidiary of Majestic Corporation Plc (together the Group), which was incorporated on 10 December 2021.

Majestic continues to be a leading non-ferrous metal and precious metals recycler with partnership ventures operating in eight countries and growing. It is through these key partnerships and our network, that we work to increase our presence across all countries to improve global sustainability as well as increase the value to our shareholders.

At our core, we are urban miners, working alongside suppliers and consumers committed to closing the loop on recycling to achieve a more sustainable and green future.

Our capital allocation has been focused on two main areas - investing in partnerships to secure long-term contracts and investing in equipment to recover greater yields from our inventories and technology in procuring inventory at the right price.

 

Ever since China implemented the National Sword policy, in January 2018, banning the importation of certain types of metals and imposed national tariffs between the United States, Europe and China, our team has shifted and broadened our customer base as well as strengthening our partnerships across the globe.

 

Highlights

Following the listing of Majestic Corporation Plc on AQSE in March, I see clear opportunities for the Group and I am delighted to announce a new facility in Deeside, UK which is expected to be fully operational in 2022.  This move fits into our long-term strategic objectives of deepening partnerships and expanding our presence in our current markets.

Financial Highlights

The year-end marks the first trading results following the successful listing of the company to the AQSE exchange in March 2022.

2021 has been an excellent year for Majestic and I am pleased to report yet another year of strong operational and financial results. Revenue up from US$27.5m to US$29.7m, largely driven by improvements in market prices for materials and the strengthening of key partnerships within our network.

Not only did we deliver another year of excellent results, but we also further advanced and solidified growth plans with all our partners putting us in a better position to succeed in the future. The Company has retained a strong cash position at year end with cash at bank increasing to US$2.5m (2020: US$2.3m).

Underlying earnings before tax of US$853k was up 103% (2020: US$419k). Net Profit after Tax of US$735k was up 97% (2020:US$374k). For year ended 31 December 2021, the company has decided not to pay a dividend.

 

_______________________________

Peter Lai

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

01 June 2022

 

About Majestic


The business has been established for over 20 years and it rebranded its name to Majestic Corporation Limited in 2018. They are an emerging leader in the precious metals and non- ferrous metals recycling. Working with suppliers globally, Majestic plays an integral role in the circular economy by making resources available for future use.

 

Majestic is admitted to trading on the AQSE Growth Market of the Aquis Stock Exchange.

For further information please visit: www.majestic-corp.com

 

STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS AND OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2021                                            

 (Expressed in United States Dollar)

 

 







Notes


2021


2020












Turnover





5


29,661,683


27,482,363

Cost of goods sold






(28,183,275)


(26,230,343)

Gross Profit







1,478,408


1,252,020












Other income





5


164,838


(155,531)

Administrative expenses






(668,455)


(564,236)

Finance costs





6


(121,037)


(112,863)


Profit from operation and before taxation


7


853,754


419,390

Taxation





10


(118,307)


(45,839)

Profit for the year







735,447


373,551


Other comprehensive income for the year




-


-


Total comprehensive income for the year




735,447


373,551

 

 

The accompanying Accounting Policies and Explanatory Notes form an integral part of, and should be read in conjunction with, these financial statements.

 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2021

(Expressed in United States Dollar)

 

 






Notes

2021


2020

 










 CURRENT ASSETS







 

 Inventories




11

6,118,375


5,917,953

 

 Trade receivables



12

1,282,190


812,079

 

 Prepayments, deposits and other receivables


2,043,368


753,982

 

 Amounts due from related companies

13

1,533,245


-

 

 Cash in bank and on hand



2,467,428


2,347,117

 






13,444,606


9,831,131

 









 CURRENT LIABILITIES






 

 Trade payables



14

1,354,152


2,059,387

 

 Deposits received




347,600


288,453

 

 Accruals and other payables



38,242


64,101

 

 Amounts due to related companies

15

1,971,093


-

 

 Import loans




16

3,469,272


1,957,853

 

 Tax payable





131,716


64,253

 






7,312,075


4,434,047

 









 NET CURRENT ASSETS



6,132,531


5,397,084

 









 NET ASSETS





6,132,531


5,397,084

 










 CAPITAL AND RESERVE






 

 Share capital




17

1


1

 

 Capital reserve




4,767,431


4,767,431

 

 Retained profits




1,365,099


629,652

 






6,132,530


5,397,084

 

The accompanying Accounting Policies and Explanatory Notes form an integral part of, and should be read in conjunction with, these financial statements.

 

The financial statements of Majestic Corporation Limited have been approved by the Board of Directors and authorised for issue on 31 May 2022.

 

Signed on its behalf by:

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Lai Yu Pok Peter

Director          

 

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2021                                            

 (Expressed in United States Dollar)

 

 




Share


Capital


Retained






capital


reserve


profits


Total





















Balance as at 1 January 2020


1


-


256,101


256,102

Profit for the year


-


-


373,551


373,551

Transfer to capital reserve


-


4,767,431


-


4,767,431

Balance as at 31 December 2020


1


4,767,431


629,652


5,397,084































Balance as at 1 January 2021


1


4,767,431


629,652


5,397,084

Profit for the year


-


-


735,447


735,447

Balance as at 31 December 2021


1


4,767,431


1,365,099


6,132,531

 

 

The accompanying Accounting Policies and Explanatory Notes form an integral part of, and should be read in conjunction with, these consolidated financial statements.

 

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOW

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2021                                            

 (Expressed in United States Dollar)

 

 

 


2021


2020

 

 





OPERATING ACTIVITIES




 

 





 

Profit for the year

735,447


373,551

 

Adjustment:




 


Cost of gold sold

28,183,275


26,230,343

 


Finance costs

121,037


112,863

 

 





 

Operating profit before working capital changes

29,039,759


26,716,757

 

Changes in working capital




 


Purchase of inventories

(28,383,697)


(27,081,466)

 


Increase in trade and other receivables

(3,292,742)


(307,606)

 

 

Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables

1,366,609


(2,665,167)

 

 





NET CASH USED TO OPERATING ACTIVITIES

(1,270,071)


(3,337,482)

 

 





 

 





INVESTING ACTIVITIES




NET CASH USED TO INVESTING ACTIVITIES

-


-

 

 





 

 





FINANCING ACTIVITIES




 

Payment of finance costs

(121,037)


(112,863)

 

Withdrawal/(repayment) of import loans

1,511,419


(558,818)

 

Fund injected to capital reserve

-


4,767,431

 

 





NET CASH GENERATED FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES

1,390,382


4,095,750

 

 





 

 





NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

120,311


758,268

 

 





CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF YEAR

2,347,117


1,588,849

 

 





CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF YEAR

2,467,428


2,347,117

 

 

The accompanying Accounting Policies and Explanatory Notes form an integral part of, and should be read in conjunction with, these consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2021                                             

 (Expressed in United States Dollar)

 

 

1.     GENERAL

 

The Company is a private limited company incorporated and domiciled in Hong Kong.

 

The address of its registered office and the principal place of business are located at Unit 1203, 12/F, CC Wu Building, 302-308 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. The Company was engaged in information technology assets management and recovery including processing, re-sales and recycling of metal scrap materials during the year.

 

The financial statements are presented in United States Dollars.

 

 

2.     STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE

 

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") and Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622). The financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis.

 

 

3.     ADOPTION OF NEW AND REVISED STANDARDS

 

In 2021, the Company has initially applied the new and revised IFRSs issued by the IASB that are first effective for accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021 and are relevant to the Company's financial statements, including:

 

IFRS 4, IFRS 7, IFRS 9,

IFRS 16 and IAS 39                                             Interest Rate Benchmark Reform - Phase 2 (amendments)

IFRS 16                                                               Covid-19-Related Rent Concessions (amendments)

 

The application of the new and revised IFRSs has no material effects on the Company's financial performance and positions.

 

 

4.     PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

The principal accounting policies adopted are set out below.

 

a.            Basis of accounting

 

The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost basis.

 

b.     Revenue recognition

 

Revenue from the sales of goods is recognised when control of the goods has transferred, being when the goods have been shipped to the customer's specific location. Follow delivery, the customer has full discretion over the usage of the goods, has the primary responsibility when onselling the goods and bears the risks in relation to the goods. A receivable is recognised by the Company when the goods are delivered to the customers as this represents the point in time at which the right to consideration becomes unconditional, as only the passage of time is required before payment is due.

 

Interest income is recognised as other income as it accrues using the effective interest method.

 

c.     Borrowing costs

 

Borrowing costs are recognised as an expense in the period in which they are incurred.

d.     Cash and cash equivalents

 

Cash and cash equivalents include demand deposits and other short-term highly liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less.

 

e.     Trade and other receivables

 

Trade and other receivables are stated at estimated realisable value after each debt has been considered individually. Where the payment of a debt becomes doubtful a provision is made and charged to the income statement.

 

f.      Trade and other payables

 

Trade and other payables are recognised initially at the transaction price and subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

 

g.     Translation of foreign currency

 

Foreign currency transactions during the period are translated into United States Dollars at the exchange rates ruling at the transaction dates. Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are translated into United States Dollars at the market rates of exchange ruling at the reporting date. Exchange gains and losses on foreign currency translation are dealt with in the statement of income and retained earnings.                                  

 

h.     Taxation

 

Income tax expense represents current tax expense. The income tax payable represents the amounts expected to be paid to the tax authority, using the tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the balance sheet date. Deferred tax is not provided.

 

i.      Inventories

 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost and net realisable value. In arriving at net realisable value an allowance has been made for deterioration and obsolescence.

 

j.      Leases

 

Leases are classified as operating leases and the rentals receivable or payable under these leases are credited or charged to the statement of income and retained earnings on a straight line basis over the duration of the leases.

 

k.     Employee benefits

 

Salaries, annual bonuses, paid annual leave, contributions to defined contribution plans and the cost of non-monetary benefits are accrued in the period in which the associated services are rendered by employees. Where payment or settlement is deferred and the effect would be material, these amounts are stated at their present values.

 

Termination benefits are recognized when, and only when, the Group demonstrably commits itself to terminate employment or to provide benefits as a result of voluntary redundancy by having a detailed formal plan which is without realistic possibility of withdrawal.

 

l.      Government grants

 

Government grants that are receivable as compensation for expenses or losses already incurred or for the purpose of giving immediate financial support to the Group with no future related costs are recognised in profit or loss in the period in which they become receivable.

 

m.    Related parties

 

For the purposes of these financial statements, related party includes a person and entity as defined below:

 

(a)    A person, or a close member of that person's family, is related to the Group if that person:

 

i.          has control or joint control over the Group;

ii.         has significant influence over the Group; or

iii.    is a member of the key management personnel of the Group or the Group's parent.

 

(b)    An entity is related to the Group if any of the following conditions applies:

 

i.      The entity and the Group are members of the same group (which means that each parent, subsidiary and fellow subsidiary is related to the others).

ii.     One entity is an associate or joint venture of the other entity (or an associate or joint venture of a member of a group of which the other entity is a member).

iii.        Both entities are joint ventures of the same third party.

iv.    One entity is a joint venture of a third entity and the other entity is an associate of the third entity.

v.     The entity is a post-employment benefit plan for the benefit of employees of either the Group or an entity related to the Group.

vi.        The entity is controlled or jointly controlled by a person identified in (a).

vii.   A person identified in (a)(i) has significant influence over the entity or is a member of the key management personnel of the entity (or of a parent of the entity).

viii.  The entity, or any member of a group of which it is a part, provides key management personnel services to the Group or to the Group's parent.

 

Close members of the family of a person are those family members who may be expected to influence, or be influenced by, that person in their dealings with the entity.

 

 

5.     TURNOVER AND OTHER INCOME

 

Turnover represents the amounts received and receivables for goods sold to the customers. Turnover and other income recognised during the year are as follows:



2021


2020

Turnover





Sales income

29,661,683


27,482,363






Other income





Interest income

383


4,868


Government subsidies

-


32,177


Exchange gain/(loss)

164,455


(192,576)



164,838


(155,531)

 

4.  FINANCE COSTS


2021


2020





Interest on the import loan

45,007


52,394

Arrangement fees on the import loan

76,028


60,469

Interest on the bank overdraft

2


-


121,037


112,863

 

5.  PROFIT FROM OPERATION AND BEFORE TAXAION

 

 Profit from operation and before taxation have been arrived at after charging/(crediting):

 


2021


2020





Audit and other professional fees

12,857


10,215

Bad debt written off

-


43,260

Stock loss

83,687


-

Cost of goods sold

28,183,275


26,230,343





 

6.  DIRECTOR'S REMUNERATIONS

 

Director's remunerations disclosed pursuant to section 383(1) of the Hong Kong Company Ordinance (Cap.622) is as follows:


2021


2020





Fees

-


-

Other emoluments

79,734


82,740


79,734


82,740

 

7.  STAFF COST


2021


2020





Salary

137,016


161,697

Mandatory provident fund

6,185


7,266


143,201


168,963

 

8.    TAXATION

                                      

Hong Kong profits tax has been provided at the rate of 8.25% on the assessable profits up to HK$2 million and 16.5% on any part of assessable profits over HK$2 million during the year. For the year of assessment 2021/22, 100% of tax payable would be waived, subject to a ceiling of HK$10,000.

 

Taxation is reconciled to profit before taxation in the statement of profit or loss and other comprehensive income as follows:

 


2021


2020





Profit before taxation

853,754


419,390





Notional tax on profit before taxation, calculated at the




rates applicable to profits

140,869


69,199

Tax effect of tax reduction due to implementation of




two-tiered rates

(21,214)


(21,268)

Tax effect of tax rebate

(1,285)


(1,289)

Tax effect of non-taxable income for tax purpose

(63)


(803)


118,307


45,839

 

9.     INVENTORIES

 

Inventories comprise entirely of stock in trade.

 


2021


2020





Inventory in warehouse

2,481,953


2,314,118

Inventory in transit

3,636,422


3,603,835


6,118,375


5,917,953

 

10.   TRADE RECEIVABLES

 

The ageing analysis of the trade receivables, based on invoice dates, is as follows:

 


2021


2020





   Within one month

1,280,970


812,079

   1-3 months

1,220


-

   Over 3 months

-


-


1,282,190


812,079

 

Trade receivables disclosed above include amounts which are past due at the end of the reporting period against which the Company has not recognised an allowance for doubtful receivables because there has not been a significant change in credit quality and the amounts are recovered subsequent to the reporting date. The Company does not hold any collateral or other credit enhancements over these balances nor does it have a legal right of offset against any amounts owed by the Company to the counterparty.

 

11.   AMOUNTS DUE FROM RELATED COMPANIES

 

Amounts due from related companies of the company disclosed pursuant to section 383(1)(d) of the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) and 622G15(3)(b) of Companies (Disclosure of Information about Benefits of Directors) Regulation (Cap. 622) are as follows:







Maximum amount







outstanding during

        Name of companies


2021


2020


the year








        Konbatas Corporation Limited


183,308


-


183,308

        Majestic Corporation PLC


139,599


-


139,599

        Majestic Global Corporation


1,210,338


-


,210,338



1,533,245


-



 

 

The amounts are unsecured, interest free and receivable on demand.

 

12.   TRADE PAYABLES

 

The ageing analysis of the trade payables, based on invoice dates, is as follows:


2021


2020





        Within one month

472,974


1,202,822

        1-3 months

813,090


787,837

        Over 3 months

68,088


68,728


1,354,152


2,059,387

 

13.   AMOUNTS DUE TO RELATED COMPANIES

 







Maximum amount







outstanding during

         Name of companies


2021


2020


the year








         MC Asset Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.


1,942,084


-


1,942,084

         TeleCycle Europe Limited


29,009


-


29,009



1,971,093


-



 

The amounts are unsecured, interest free and repayable on demand.

 

14.   IMPORT LOANS

 

The Company has obtained credit facilities from its bankers as secured by guarantees of the director and a related company together with fixed deposit of the Company. The loans are interest bearing at LIBOR+1.45% and repayable in 120 days from the drawdown date which has multiple repayment dates. During the year, the company has drawn a new facility under the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme of HKMC Insurance Limited. It is secured by guarantees of the director, a related company and HKMC Insurance Limited. It is interest bearing at LIBOR+2.5% and repayable in 180 days from the drawdown date which has multiple repayment dates.

 

15.   SHARE CAPITAL

 


2021


2020





Issued and fully paid




1 ordinary share at HK$1

1


1

 

Capital management

 

The Company's primary objectives when managing capital are to safeguard the Company's ability to continue as a going concern, so that it can continue to provide returns to shareholder. The Company defines "capital" as including all components of equity. 

 

The Company's capital structure is regularly reviewed and managed with due regard to the capital management practices of the Company. In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the Company monitors capital by regularly reviewing debts to capital ratio, being the measure of the Company's ability to pay off all debts that reflects financial health and liquidity position. Adjustments are made to the capital structure in light of changes in economic conditions affecting the Company, to the extent that these do not conflict with the director's fiduciary duties towards the Company.

 

The Company was not subject to externally imposed capital requirements during the year and at 31 December 2021.

 

16.   LEASE COMMITMENTS        

 

The Company had the following total future minimum lease payments payable under non-cancellable operating leases:






2021


2020









- not later than one year




21,666


37,141

- later than one year and not later than five years



-


21,666






21,666


58,807

 

17.   MATERIAL RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS  

 

In addition to the transactions and balances detailed elsewhere in these financial statements, the Company had the following material transactions with related parties:

 

Name of related party

Nature of transactions

2021


2020







      MC Asset Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Tolling fee


1,835,000


1,716,000







18.   FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

 

Exposure to credit, liquidity, interest rate, foreign currency and equity price risks arises in the normal course of the Company's business. The Company's exposure to these risks and the financial risk management policies and practices used by the Company to manage these risks are described below.

 

a.     Credit risk

 

In order to minimise credit risk, credit approvals and monitoring procedures are in place to ensure that follow-up action is taken to recover overdue debts.

 

b.     Liquidity risk

 

Ultimate responsibility for liquidity risk management rests with the board of directors, which has established an appropriate liquidity risk management framework for management of the Company's short, medium and long-term funding and liquidity management requirements. The Company manages liquidity risk by maintaining adequate reserves, banking facilities and reserve borrowing facilities, by continuously monitoring forecast and actual cash flows, and by matching the maturity profiles of financial assets and liabilities.

 

c.     Interest rate risk

 

The Company draws import loans to maintain stable cashflow. The loans are interest bearing at LIBOR+1.45% and LIBOR+2.5%. 5% is the sensitivity rate used when reporting interest rate risk internally to key management personnel and represents management's assessment of the reasonably possible change in interest rates. The Company's sensitivity to a 5% increase and decrease in LIBOR is as follow:




2021


2020







5% increase effect on profit for the year



(279)


(636)

5% decrease effect on profit for the year



279


636

 

d.     Foreign currency risk

 

The Company undertakes most of the transactions denominated in United States Dollar with few transactions denominated in Euro. 5% is the sensitivity rate used when reporting foreign currency risk internally to key management personnel and represents management's assessment of the reasonably possible change in foreign exchange rates. The Company's sensitivity to a 5% increase and decrease in Euro against United States Dollar is as follow:

 




2021


2020







5% increase effect on profit for the year



(164,111)


(57,328)

5% decrease effect on profit for the year



164,111


57,328

 

19.   COVID-19 SUBSEQUENT EVENT

 

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) since early January 2020 has had a significant impact on the economy and social well-being worldwide. The year ended 31 December 2021 was impacted although the management do not consider the impact to be significant. The management of the Company maintains a positive and strong cash position to deal with all its liabilities when they fall due.  The management will pay close attention to the development of the COVID-19 outbreak and evaluate its impact on the financial position and operating results of the Company.

 

20.   APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

These financial statements were authorised for issue by the Company's director on 31 May 2022.

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