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Inland Homes PLC
29 October 2015
 



 29 October 2015

Inland Homes plc

 

brownfield regeneration specialists and home builders

 

('Inland' or the 'Company' or the 'Group')

Preliminary results for the year ended 30 June 2015

Rapid Growth Enabling Record Results

 

Inland Homes, the specialist housebuilder and brownfield land developer, today announces its preliminary results for the year ended 30 June 2015.

 


2015

2014

(restated2)

  Change

Revenue

£114.2m

£58.9m

94%

Profit before tax (including £14.5m revaluation surplus)

£34.0m

£9.6m

254%

Period-end cash balance

£21.4m

£11.1m

93%

Net asset value per share1

43.9p

29.6p

48%

Basic earnings per share

14.67p

3.46p

324%

Dividend per share

1.00p

0.60p

67%

 

1 Excludes unrealised added value accumulated within the land bank due to planning permissions achieved on some sites.

2 The results for 2014 have been restated due to the change in accounting policies to allow for the revaluation of investment properties and for the consolidation of Drayton Garden Village Limited.

 

 

Group Highlights

 

·              Record performance, well ahead of market expectations

·              Expansion of housebuilding programme adding significantly to results - 248 private homes sold this year (2014:114)

·              Creation of residential investment property portfolio contributed £14.5m of revaluation surplus and rental income has exceeded £1.1m per annum post year end

·              Land bank has continued to grow and currently stands at 5,176 plots (2014: 3,734 plots), 1,200 of which are consented (2014:1,318).  Net asset value per share has increased by 43% to 43.9p

·              Total dividend (interim 0.3p plus proposed final 0.7p) per share increased by 67 per cent to 1.0p (2014: 0.6p) which demonstrates the Group's continued strong financial position and confidence in the medium-term outlook

 

 

Outlook

 

·                 After a brief lull in the UK housing market in the early part of 2015, house prices in the South East, where the Group predominately operates, continued to increase by 6.7 per cent in the year

The 'Help to Buy' scheme has now been extended to 2020, and this year 31 per cent of the homes sold by Inland used this scheme

·                 Due to the continual undersupply of housing in the areas in which the Group operates and the  expectation of continued low interest rates for the foreseeable future, it is likely that house prices in Southern England will continue to rise

·                 The Company expects its site in Southampton, the former Meridian TV Studios, to be cash generative in the current financial year

 

 

 

Stephen Wicks, Chief Executive of Inland, commented:

 

"Inland Homes has exceeded market expectations and delivered growth in value for our shareholders.

 

"The 94 per cent increase in revenue and 48 per cent increase in net asset value per share validates our strategy of expanding our housebuilding programme and remaining focused on development opportunities in Southern England, in locations where the economy is robust and demand is consistently high.

 

"Our business model has delivered a substantial increase in house completions during this past financial year and we are now well  positioned  for expansion opportunities.

 

"With purchasers' confidence high, supported by the removal of any political uncertainty and continuing strong demand for homes and building land, we have every confidence in delivering further significant progress in the current financial year."

 

 

 

Enquiries:

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Nishith Malde, Finance Director

Paul Brett, Land Director

 

Corporate Finance:

David Arch

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Tim Blythe

Wendy Haowei

George Yeomans

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Notes to Editors:

Inland Homes acquires brownfield land in the South and South-East of England principally for residentially led development schemes. The business then enhances the land value by obtaining planning permission, before building open market and affordable homes or selling surplus consented land to other developers to generate cash

 

 

CHAIRMAN'S STATEMENT

This has been a significant year for Inland Homes, with record breaking financial results achieved though the delivery of a well-balanced strategy of new homes, land sales, land purchases and rental income. The Group's results demonstrate that our small team has been highly successful in delivering and managing the significant increase in both turnover, profitability and shareholders' funds achieved from our expanding housebuilding and the sale of consented land.

Our focus remains on development opportunities in Southern England in locations where the economy is strong and demand is high.

Inland built and sold 248 private homes and 39 homes for housing associations with an average sale price of £264,000 for our private units. This is a 152% increase in overall completions when measured against the comparable period last year.

We completed the sale of 440 building plots (2014: 169 building plots) and our rental income was £0.8m, although this has increased significantly since the year end to £1.1m per annum.

During the financial year, Inland acquired 76 existing houses, together with undeveloped land, that was released by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation at Wilton Park in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.  The Group intends to hold the houses as investment properties and we have seen a revaluation surplus on these properties of £14.5m at the balance sheet date.

These transactions have resulted in a record profit before tax of £34.0m (including the revaluation surplus on investment properties of £14.5m), an increase of 254% over the previous year.

Our varied portfolio of mainly 1, 2 and 3 bed homes are particularly popular with first time buyers and investors. The government's 'Help to Buy' initiative is a very attractive incentive with 31% of our buyers taking advantage of this scheme during the financial year. We are pleased to note that this scheme has been extended by the government to 2020.

The forward sales position of homes that have been reserved or where contracts have been exchanged, is very strong at £31.1m.

The Group's balance sheet has strengthened significantly over the previous period with cash balances of £21.4m at the year end and shareholders' funds of £88.8m. Net borrowings amounted to £34.9m (2014 restated: £40.9m). Borrowings have increased post the year end date due to continuing investment in land opportunities and a further increase in work in progress.

Despite the substantial increase in plot sales with planning permissions and completed homes, I am pleased to report that the land bank has increased to a record 5,176 plots (2014: 3,734 plots), by any measure, a significant achievement.

The Group's administrative expenses have increased as we continue to invest in quality personnel in a competitive marketplace and as a result of the substantial increase in the activities of the Group.

Given the Group's strong earnings, forward sales position and sound balance sheet, the Board is proposing to increase the final dividend by 17% to 0.7p per share (2014: 0.6p) subject to shareholders' approval at the AGM which is to be held on 14 December 2015. The final dividend will be paid to shareholders on 22 January 2016. Together with the interim dividend of 0.3p per share paid in July 2015 this brings the total dividends for the year to 1.0p, an increase of 67%.

Finally, I should like to extend my thanks once again to our small, highly motivated team led by our CEO, Stephen Wicks, for their continued hard work during the year which has made these outstanding results possible.

 Terry Roydon

Chairman

 

CEO REVIEW

"Our extensive experience, refined business model and consistent strategy has come together to generate an exceptional year of growth for the business"

I am delighted to report on a record year for Inland with the business achieving 48% growth in net assets per share to 43.92p (2014 restated: 29.63p per share) and a profit before tax of £34.0m (2014 restated: £9.6m).

As set out by in the Chairman's statement, this has been a significant year for our Group, with record sales of 440 building plots, together with the sale of 248 private homes and 39 for housing associations.  Our average selling price of £264,000 for our private units means that we are at the end of the market where our product is affordable and where demand from buyers is strongest.

This outstanding set of results has been helped by a revaluation surplus of £14.5m on the existing housing portfolio at Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire where 76 houses are being held as investment properties. This revaluation should help give shareholders an indication of some of the underlying value behind Inland's stated NAV per share.  These properties are being rented out on assured shorthold tenancy agreements with 31 properties going under offer to tenants in the first few months.  Once all the houses at Wilton Park are let, we expect gross residential rental income on this project to exceed £1m per annum.

Despite the utilisation of 727 plots through sale of consented land and construction of homes, our land bank has continued to rise and now stands at a record 5,176 plots. This is testament to our small land team led by Paul Brett, the Group Land Director. 

The status of the land portfolio is as follows:


PLOTS

Owned or contracted with planning consent or resolution to grant planning consent

1,086

Owned or contracted without consent 

1,344

Held within joint ventures without consent 

1,329

Plots controlled or terms agreed with consent or resolution to grant planning consent

114

Plots controlled or terms agreed without consent

1,303

TOTAL

5,176

 

Whilst our primary business is residentially led brownfield regeneration, wherever possible, we ensure that our assets generate an income stream that contributes significantly towards the running costs of the business.  Our short term target is to achieve a rental income in excess of £2m per annum.

The substantial increase in work in progress within our housebuilding operations and the continuing investment into good land opportunities, particularly into major projects such as Wilton Park, has led to an increase in our borrowings after the year end and the Board is comfortable with the position as the underlying asset value of the business has also grown substantially.  The increased borrowings are also supported by a strong forward sales position and growing recurring rental income.

The Group has in the order of 50 projects at various stages of the development cycle and I set out below further details on a number of the more significant ones.

WILTON PARK, BEACONSFIELD, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

We achieved adoption of the planning brief for the development of this site during the course of the year.  This confirms the capacity for at least 300 new homes, together with commercial space and the retention of a substantial number of existing former MoD houses.

We now intend to apply for planning permission based on the principles set out in the brief and, in the meantime, expect to commence the construction of the first section of the new access road into the site from the Pyebush roundabout. This will also serve as the first section of the long awaited Beaconsfield relief road which will connect to Amersham Road (A355) in due course.  In the short term, and until consent is granted, our focus will be on generating short term income and preparing the site for development.

This site is our 'jewel in the crown' and is geographically situated in one of the most affluent parts of the country outside Central London.  We estimate the gross development value to be in the order of £250m.  Shareholders' can rest assured that we are managing and nurturing this asset very carefully.

DRAYTON GARDEN VILLAGE, WEST DRAYTON, MIDDLESEX

We are very proud of what has been achieved on this project.  We have turned what was a derelict wasteland of rundown buildings into a superb community of new homes in a highly landscaped environment with a number of beautifully laid out village greens and children's play areas.

A combined heat and power system was installed with a new energy centre that delivers hot water and heating to the development in an extremely efficient manner, with estimated carbon savings of 40% when compared to a more conventional system.

The sale of 205 building plots to a major housebuilder in June 2015 means that our work is now nearly finished.  The development of 43 new homes by Inland, which are all pre-sold, will also conclude in this financial year.

The development has been extremely profitable and has demonstrated the ability of Inland to manage a large scale complex development from inception through to completion, creating an excellent living environment in the process.  The development is also experiencing additional value brought about by the new Cross Rail station at West Drayton, which will be an easy walking distance away.

WEST PLAZA, ASHFORD, MIDDLESEX

The development of 152 apartments on a complex, brownfield former hospital site was completed during the year.  The apartments proved to be very attractive to a substantial number of first time buyers and investors.  A block of 59 units was sold to an investor prior to commencement of the development and this underpinned the financing for the project.  The demand for the homes was very strong with all units sold well ahead of completion of the building works.

THE VALE, ACTON, LONDON

This site is a former builder's merchant yard, located in a prime location on a one acre plot.  The property was acquired during the year and leased back to the former owner whilst it is being taken through the planning process.

We have now made a planning application for 95 apartments, including some affordable housing, and commercial space. We expect to receive planning consent during the current financial year for a scheme that is expected to generate a gross development value of approximately £35m.

MERIDIAN WATERSIDE, SOUTHAMPTON

This seven acre brownfield site is the former home of ITV Meridian Studios fronting the River Itchen. A resolution to grant planning consent for 351 units plus some commercial space was secured during the year, with no affordable housing provision.  Site clearance has commenced and construction of the first phase of 54 homes will start in the current financial year. We expect the entire development to achieve a gross development value of £65m.

CARTERS QUAY, POOLE, DORSET

Our development of a small part of the former Pilkington's Tiles factory, where we have consent for 268 homes, is now well underway with 41 homes now completed.

We are currently selling on average over 4 homes per month on this project, where 3 bedroom houses are achieving an average price of £320,000. This site has undergone a dramatic transformation from what was a derelict industrial estate.

CALLIS YARD, WOOLWICH

During the course of the year we obtained consent for 152 apartments on this derelict town centre site and subsequently completed a very profitable sale of the site to another housebuilder.

JOINT VENTURE WITH CPC GROUP 

The following two sites have now been acquired by our joint venture with CPC Group Limited:

LILY'S WALK, HIGH WYCOMBE

This former gasworks site is in the town centre opposite the Eden Shopping Centre and is subject to significant remediation to prepare for development.

Detailed plans are due to be submitted shortly to the local authority for approximately 240 homes and circa 16,000 ft² of commercial space.

BROOKLANDS COLLEGE, CHURCH ROAD, ASHFORD, MIDDLESEX

This is a 10 acre site in the town centre where a scheme is being prepared for approximately 300 residential units and some commercial space, A planning application is expected to be submitted in Spring 2016.

During the nine months since the inception of the JV, a total of £13.3m has been committed on the above two projects, of which Inland's share is £2.6m.

We continue to maintain our success rate in securing planning permissions on our brownfield sites and are pleased to see a growing recognition of our regeneration skills by landowners, particularly local authorities, where we are working in partnership with a number of councils to bring forward regeneration and much needed homes in Southern England. Of particular note on this front is our joint venture with Southampton City Council where we have signed heads of terms on a site, 'Chapel Riverside'.  This opportunity is for approximately 350 homes and a new commercial centre and will regenerate 10 acres of land owned by the Council.  We expect the Development Agreement with the Council to be signed within the next few months.

MARKET

The UK housing market slowed down in the early part of 2015, in all likelihood due to the uncertainty caused by the May 2015 general elections. Due to the continual undersupply of new housing and the expectation of low interest rates for the foreseeable future, it is more likely that house prices in Southern England will continue to rise.  The market has recovered since the general election and the changes to stamp duty and the 'Help to Buy' scheme have been of significant assistance.  The introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework has led to a much needed increase in residential consents, however this increase is insufficient to meet the country's demand especially in areas of greatest need.

OUTLOOK

With purchaser's confidence high, supported by a removal of any political uncertainty and continuing strong demand for homes and building land, we have every confidence in delivering further significant progress in the current financial year.   

 

Stephen Wicks

Chief Executive

 

FINANCE REVIEW

Once again the Group has produced a tremendous set of results which has been the product of a better balanced business model, with an increased amount of housebuilding alongside the sale of a number of consented plots from the land portfolio.  The recovery within the housebuilding sector is now well recognised and evidenced by the significant improvement in performance reported by the UK's major housebuilders.

Inland Homes generally purchases its sites unconditionally without planning consent and funding for such acquisitions remains very difficult to procure.  The debt market for residential development has become more relaxed than it was five years ago, which has also supported the momentum in the sector.

In December 2014, the Group entered into an option arrangement with Wilton Park Developments Ltd (WPDL), a company owned by funding partners, to acquire the land and 76 existing freehold residential properties at Wilton Park in Beaconsfield, over a period of time.  The site was acquired by WPDL for £35.0m, of which £29.0m was deferred over a period of three years.  As at the balance sheet date, £19.0m of the deferred consideration remains outstanding and is non-recourse to the Group.  In accordance with IFRS 10, the Group is required to consolidate WPDL within its financial statements and this has led to the inclusion of that company's results, part of which has then been deducted as a minority interest as they are not attributable to the shareholders of Inland Homes plc.  Further information on the treatment of WPDL within the Group accounts is provided in notes 4, 14 and 22 to the accounts.

In June 2015 the Conduct Committee of the Financial Reporting Council (Committee) wrote to the Group requesting information and explanations as to why the Company did not consolidate Drayton Garden Village Limited (DGVL) in the Interim Results for the half year ended 31 December 2014 in accordance with IFRS 10 Consolidated Financial Statements which was effective for the Group for the first time this year.

Following discussions with the Committee, the Board has concluded that the Group controls DGVL because of the following reasons:

•      The Group has power over DGVL because it has the practical ability to direct the relevant activities that significantly affect DGVL's returns.  Such relevant activities would include obtaining planning permission to develop the site and subsequently managing the property to realise its value.  The Group also has an option to acquire the share capital of DGVL which provides it with a mechanism by which it can direct the relevant activities.

•      The services that the Group provides to DGVL and the arrangement by way the Group receives its fees are such that it has rights to variable returns as a result of its involvement in delivering the various property services to DGVL.  The Group is currently entitled to 90% of the profits from the project at Drayton Garden Village and thus provides it with a very significant part of the returns generated from its involvement with DGVL.

•      The Group also has the ability to use its power to affect its returns by virtue of its involvement with DGVL.

In view of the above the Group believes that under the principles of IFRS 10 it had control over DGVL from the date it entered into the agreement with DGVL and has therefore consolidated the results and financial position of DGVL within the Group accounts.  Accordingly, the comparatives for earlier financial years have been restated. The profit share attributable to the shareholder of that company has been included within non-controlling interests and more information can be found in notes 4, 14 and 22 to the accounts.

The consolidation of WPDL and DGVL has led to an increase in revenue, inventories and borrowings amongst other items and has had a corresponding effect on reported cash flow movements.  These effects are shown in note 32 of the accounts.

Financial Performance

The key highlights of our financial performance are:

·      Revenue has increased by 94% to £114.2m (2014 restated: £58.9m);

·      Profit before tax (including the £14.5m revaluation surplus) has increased by 254% to £34.0m (2014 restated: £9.6m);

·      Earnings per share has increased by 324% to 14.67p (2014 restated: 3.46p);

·      Total dividend (interim 0.3p plus proposed final 0.7p) per share increased by 67% to 1.0p (2014: 0.6p);

·      Net assets per share increased by 48% to 43.92p (2014 restated: 29.63p) excluding any unrealised gains within inventories;

·     Year end cash balance of £21.4m (2014 restated: £11.1m);

·     Net gearing* of 39% (2014 restated: 68%).

*borrowings less cash as a proportion of shareholders' funds

Group Income Statement

Group revenues have increased significantly by 94% to £114.2m (2014 restated: £58.9m).  The main driver of this has been the increased housebuilding activity which generated £66.1m (2014 restated: £29.2m) of revenue from 248 (2014 restated: 114) private residential unit completions of which 123 units were at our development in Ashford, Middlesex.  The sale of 440 (2014: 169) plots with planning consent contributed £39.6m (2014 restated: £15.1m) to revenue.

Gross profit has increased by 114%, from £16.1m (restated) to £34.4m and represents a gross margin of 30.1%.  The significant increase in the Group's activities has been reflected in an increase in administrative overheads of £1.6m over the previous period.

During the year, the Group acquired part of the land and 76 existing freehold residential properties at Wilton Park in Beaconsfield.  It is the Group's intention to hold the existing freehold properties for their rental value and for the longer term.  These properties have therefore been revalued at the balance sheet date resulting in a surplus of £14.5m being recognised in the group income statement. This reflects a change in accounting policy and the effects of this change are explained below in 'Financial position'.

The fair value of the option over the issued share capital of DGVL of £541,000 has been written off during the year as the future profits from Drayton Garden Village that would be available for distribution to the shareholder have decreased.     

The Group's loan interest expense has increased significantly to £8.2m (2014 restated: £4.3m) in line with the increased debt funding used in our house building activities.  The increase has also been due to some relatively more expensive debt used to acquire land, as funding for unconsented land is still very difficult to procure at competitive rates.  A notional interest charge of £1.2m (2014: £57,000) has resulted due to the discount applied to deferred consideration on site acquisitions.  £948,000 of this charge relates to WPDL.  

The net finance expense is £8.2m and is covered 3.4 times (2014 restated: 2.6 times) by earnings before interest and tax and excluding revaluations of investment properties.

Taxation

The total tax charge of £5.1m represents 14.9% of the profit before tax.  This is lower than the effective tax rate of 20.75% principally due to the unrealised revaluation surplus on investment properties not being subject to any tax in the current year.

As the Group has sufficient capital losses brought forward, a deferred tax charge has been offset against recognition of capital losses in respect of the revaluation surplus on investment properties.

Earnings per Share and Dividends

Basic earnings per share were 324% higher at 14.67p (2014 restated: 3.46p).  The Group paid its first maiden interim dividend of 0.3p per share in July 2015.  The total dividend payable for the year has been increased by 67% to 1.0p per share, with the proposed final dividend also increasing by 17% to 0.7p per share (2014: 0.6p per share) and will be payable on 22 January 2016 subject to shareholders' approval.  The dividend will be payable to shareholders on the register as at the close of business on 29 December 2015. The ex-dividend date is 24 December 2015.

Cash Flows

During the year ended 30 June 2015, we increased net cash inflows from operating activities before movements in working capital by £16.6m to £28.4m and after taking account of movements in working capital, cash flow generated from operations amounted to £36.8m. This is a significant change from the previous year where we experienced net cash outflows of £27.5m. This was due to the 94% increase in turnover and gross profitability mentioned earlier in my report.

Investment in fixed assets, which includes the acquisition of the 76 existing properties at Wilton Park, amounted to £11.5m.  The Group also arranged two joint ventures into which we invested £4.9m by way of loans and equity.  These investments are included in outflows from investing activities of £16.7m (2014: inflows of £1.9m).

Net cash outflows from financing activities amounted to £9.8m with net inflows from borrowings of £nil, interest paid of £7.2m and £1.2m of dividends paid. 

Financial Position

Investment properties include our property at Hamworthy, Poole and the 76 residential properties at Wilton Park in Beaconsfield.  The property in Poole was valued by the Board at £8.0m, which was the fair value of the property after any transfers to inventories.  The 76 residential properties at Wilton Park were professionally valued at £26.0m at the year end resulting in a surplus of £14.5m. This increase was due to a certificate of lawfulness having been obtained by the Group from the local authority as well as an increase in the value of houses in Beaconsfield since the site was purchased from the MoD. During the year the Group changed its accounting policy for investment properties from a deemed cost basis to a fair value basis. This has resulted in a restatement of the figures for the years ended 30 June 2013 and 2014, where both fixed assets and the profit and loss reserve have improved by £4.1m less an associated deferred tax asset of £2.1m, which had been previously recognised.

Investments in and loans to joint ventures of £4.7m represents the fair value of our share of investment into three sites within the two joint ventures, referred to in the Chief Executive's report.

Inventories have increased by 16.1% to £121.0m, which includes the land and buildings at Wilton Park and DGV which are held for trading.  Debtors have decreased from £10.4m to £8.0m (restated).  Cash balances at the balance sheet date were £21.4m (2014 restated: £11.1m) and net debt amounted to £34.9m (2014 restated: £40.9m), which represented a decrease in net gearing by 41.4% to 39.2% (2014: 66.9%). The substantial increase in work in progress within our housebuilding operations and the continuing investment into good land opportunities, particularly into major projects like Wilton Park, has led to an increase in our borrowings after the year end and the Board is comfortable with this position, as the underlying asset value of the business has also grown significantly.  The increased borrowings are also supported by a strong forward sales position and growing recurring rental income.

Land creditors were £23.5m (2014: £9.3m) of which £16.1m relates to Wilton Park and is non-recourse to the Group.

Net assets attributable to shareholders were £88.8m at 30 June 2015 equating to 43.92p (2014 restated: 29.63p) per share.  The major part of the Group's land bank is held as inventories at the lower of cost and net realisable value and it should be noted that the unrealised value within the portfolio of sites is significantly higher than the stated value. NAV is a key performance measure used in the real estate industry.  However, IFRS NAV does not provide shareholders with the most relevant information on the fair value of the assets within an ongoing real estate company with a long term strategy.  Accordingly, after consultation with our advisers, we have decided to adopt the accounting practices of the European Public Real Estate Association ("EPRA") to address this issue.  Specifically, the EPRA NAV measure highlights the fair value of net assets on a long term, ongoing basis.  While not recognising unrealised gains due to planning gains in the income statement, the adjusted value of trading assets and land subject to planning gains would reflect their current fair value under EPRA's NAV measure.  We intend to introduce this additional disclosure when we report the Group's half year results for the 6 month period ending 31 December 2015 expected in March 2016.

Nishith Malde

Group Finance Director

 

GROUP INCOME




STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015




Continuing operations

Note

2015
£000

2014
 £000
Restated

Revenue

5

        114,219

        58,909

Cost of sales

5

         (79,841)

       (42,857)

Gross profit


34,378

        16,052

Administrative expenses


           (6,021)

         (4,440)

Loss profit on investments

9

              (541)

            (822)

Revaluation of investment properties

8

           14,519

           2,300

Operating profit


           42,335

13,090

Finance cost - interest expense


           (4,836)

         (3,459)

Finance cost - cost associated with arrangement of new facilities and other finance related costs


           (2,322)

            (740)

Finance cost - notional interest on deferred consideration


           (1,215)

               (57)

Finance income - interest receivable and similar income


                201

              166

Profit before tax and share of profits from joint ventures


34,163

9,000

Share of (loss)/profit of joint ventures

9

              (135)

              613

Profit before tax


34,028

9,613

Income tax

6

           (5,078)

         (2,137)

Total profit and comprehensive income for the year


           28,950

7,476

Attributable to:




- Shareholders of the Company


29,680

           6,997

- Non-controlling interests

13

              (730)

479

Earnings per share for profit attributable to the equity holders of the Company during the year




- basic

7

14.67p

3.46p

- diluted

7

13.76p

3.26p

 

GROUP STATEMENT OF





FINANCIAL POSITION  AT 30 JUNE 2015






Note

2015
£000

2014
£000
Restated

2013
 £000 Restated

ASSETS





Non-current assets





Investment properties

8

           34,000

         11,800

            9,500

Property, plant and equipment


                332

              153

               173

Investments

9

                      -

              541

            1,363

Joint ventures

9

             1,488

                   -

               243

Loans to joint ventures due in more than one year


             3,246

                   -

                    -

Receivables due in more than one year


                   55

                55

                 55

Deferred tax

10

548

1,476

1,411

Total non-current assets


39,669

14,025

12,745

Current assets





Inventories

11

        121,031

      104,282

          67,234

Trade and other receivables


7,998

           10,432

5,966

Loan to former associate company


                      -

                   -

            1,000

Listed investments carried at fair value through profit and loss


                     1

                   1

                    1

Cash and cash equivalents


           21,377

         11,064

          12,159

Total current assets


150,407

125,779

86,360

Total assets


        190,076

      139,804

       99,105

EQUITY





Capital and reserves attributable to the Company's equity holders





Share capital

12

           20,281

         20,280

          20,131

Share premium account


           34,033

         34,033

          33,695

Treasury Shares


                      -

                   -

              (366)

Employee benefit trust


              (382)

                   -

                    -

Special reserve


             6,059

           6,059

            6,059

Retained earnings


28,806

(281)

          (9,372)

Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Company


88,797

         60,091

50,147

Non-controlling interests

13

                   272

              1,002

2,985

Total equity


89,069

         61,093

          53,132

LIABILITIES





Current liabilities





Bank loans and overdrafts


           25,192

         19,192

            1,613

Other loans


           18,724

         21,180

          12,266

Trade and other payables


14,862

14,654

            7,074

Corporation tax


             6,347

           2,809

625

Other financial liabilities

14

           10,881

           9,324

          14,674

Total current liabilities


           76,006

67,159

36,252

Non-current liabilities





Zero Dividend Preference shares

14

           12,372

         11,552

            9,721

Other financial liabilities

14

           12,629

                   -

                    -

Total non-current liabilities


           25,001

         11,552

            9,721

Total equity and liabilities


        190,076

      139,804

       99,105

 

 

GROUP STATEMENT OF

CHANGES IN EQUITY   FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015


Share capital
£000

Share premium
£000

Treasury shares
£000

Employee Benefit Trust
£000

Special reserve
£000

Retained earnings
£000

Total
£000

Non-controlling interests
£000

Total equity
£000

At 30 June 2013 (pre-adjustment)

    20,131

      33,695

        (366)

                  -

       6,059

     (1,789)

   57,730

                  -

    57,730

Adjustments from change in accounting policy for investment properties

             -  

               -  

             -  

                -  

             -  

        (693)

       (693)

                  -

        (693)

Adjustments for the application of IFRS 10 (amended)

             -  

               -  

             -  

                -  

             -  

     (6,890)

    (6,890)

2,985

     (3,905)

At 30 June 2013 (restated)

    20,131

      33,695

        (366)

                  -

       6,059

     (9,372)

   50,147

          2,985

    53,132

Share-based payments

               -

                 -

               -

                  -

               -

          171

         171

                  -

         171

Dividend payment

               -

                 -

               -

                  -

               -

        (540)

       (540)

                  -

        (540)

Cancellation of deferred shares

             (1)

                 -

               -

                  -

               -

              1

              -

                  -

               -

Reduction of non-controlling interest's profit share

               -

                 -

               -

                  -

               -

2,462

      2,462

        (2,462)

               -

Sale of treasury shares

               -

            214

         366

                  -

               -

               -

         580

                  -

         580

Issue of equity

          150

            124

               -

                  -

               -

               -

         274

                  -

         274

Transactions with owners

          149

            338

         366

                  -

               -

2,094

      2,947

        (2,462)

         485

Total comprehensive income for the year

               -

                 -

               -

                  -

               -

6,997

      6,997

479

      7,476

Total changes in equity

          149

            338

         366

                  -

               -

9,091

      9,944

           (1,983)

      7,961

At 30 June 2014 (restated)

    20,280

      34,033

               -

                  -

       6,059

       (281)

60,091

             1,002

    61,093

Share-based payments

               -

                 -

               -

                  -

               -

          625

         625

                  -

         625

Dividend payment

               -

                 -

               -

                  -

               -

     (1,217)

    (1,217)

                  -

     (1,217)

Reinstatement of deferred shares

              1

                 -

               -

                  -

               -

             (1)

              -

                  -

               -

Purchase of own shares for deferred bonus plan

               -

                 -

               -

           (382)

               -

               -

       (382)

                  -

        (382)

Transactions with owners

              1

                 -

               -

           (382)

               -

        (593)

    (974)

                  -

        (974)

Total comprehensive income for the year






    29,680

29,680

           (730)

    28,950

Total changes in equity

              1

                 -

               -

           (382)

               -

29,087

   28,706

           (730)

    27,976

At 30 June 2015

    20,281

      34,033

               -

           (382)

      6,059

    28,806

   88,797

272

    89,069

During the year the Company paid a dividend of 0.6p per share (2014: 0.27p)

 

GROUP STATEMENT OF

CASH FLOWS   FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015




Note

2015
£000

2014
 £000
Restated

Cash flow from operating activities




Profit for the year before tax


           34,028

          9,613

Adjustments for:




- depreciation


                120

               71

- profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment


                      -

                (3)

- share-based payments


                625

             171

- fair value adjustment for the value of the DGVL option

9

                541

             822

- revaluation of investment properties


         (14,519)

        (2,300)

- interest expense


             8,373

          4,256

- interest and similar income


              (201)

           (166)

- share of loss/(profit) of joint ventures


                135

           (613)

- corporation tax payments


              (678)

                  -

Change in working capital:




- decrease/(increase) in inventories


           13,819

      (37,048)

- decrease in trade and other receivables


             2,434

        (4,362)

- (decrease)/increase in trade and other payables


           (7,870)

          2,047

Net cash Inflow/(outflow) from operating activities


           36,807

      (27,512)

Cash flow from investing activities




Interest received


                199

               45

Purchases of property, plant and equipment


              (299)

              (51)

Purchases of investment property

8

         (11,481)

                  -

Sale of property, plant and equipment


                      -

                 3

Distribution from joint venture


                      -

             856

Acquisition of subsidiaries


              (250)

                  -

Loans provided to joint ventures


           (3,246)

                  -

Investment in Joint Venture


           (1,622)

                  -

Receipt of loan repayment from former associate company


                      -

          1,000

Net cash (outflow)/inflow from investing activities


         (16,699)

          1,853

Cash flow from financing activities




Interest paid


           (7,172)

        (3,351)

Repayment of borrowings


         (36,568)

      (10,107)

New loans


           35,544

       37,708

Equity dividends paid to ordinary shareholders


           (1,217)

           (540)

Purchase of own shares for Long Term Incentive Plan


              (382)

                  -

Net proceeds on sale of treasury shares


                      -

             580

Net proceeds on issue of ordinary shares


                      -

             274

Net cash (outflow)/inflow from financing activities


           (9,795)

       24,564

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


           10,313

        (1,095)

Net cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year


           11,064

       12,159

Net cash and cash equivalents at end of year


           21,377

       11,064



 

               

NOTES TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2015                                 

1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES                                                     

The principal accounting policies adopted in the preparation of this preliminary announcement set out below.                      

Basis of preparation                                              

This preliminary announcement has been prepared under the historical cost convention, except for certain financial instruments and investment properties which are measured at fair value, and in accordance with applicable International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the EU and as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board. This preliminary announcement has also been prepared in accordance with those parts of the Companies Act 2006 that are relevant to companies that prepare their financial statements in accordance with IFRS.                              

The accounting policies that have been applied in the opening Statement of Financial Position have also been applied throughout all periods presented in This preliminary announcement and this has resulted in a restatement of prior year results where necessary for changes in accounting policies which took place. During the period the Group changed its policy for investment properties from a deemed cost basis to a fair value basis. The introduction of IFRS 10 has resulted in the requirement for the Group to consolidate the results of DGVL into its financial statements, further information on this assessment can be found in note 4. Further information on the financial impact of these changes in accounting policies can be found in note 17. Other than these two areas the accounting policies have been applied on a consistent basis. These accounting policies comply with each IFRS that is mandatory for accounting periods ended on 30 June 2015.                                     

As mentioned previously, IFRS 10 became effective during the period and this has resulted in the consolidation of Bucks Developments Ltd (BDL) and Wilton Park Developments Ltd (WPDL), which are not owned by the Group, but where the Group controls the companies. As this was the first year that these companies were in existence this has not caused a change in policy from prior years. As IFRS 10 requires the question of control to be reassessed on an ongoing basis the matter of the consolidation of BDL, WPDL and DGVL will be kept under review. Further information can be found in note 4. Certain other new standards and interpretations have been issued but are not expected to have a material impact on the Group's Financial Statements.                                                           

At the date this preliminary announcement, certain new standards, amendments and interpretations to existing standards have been published by the IASB but are not yet effective, and have not been adopted early by the Group.                                    

Management anticipates that all of the relevant pronouncements will be adopted in the Group's accounting policies for the first period beginning after the effective date of the pronouncement. Information on new standards, amendments and interpretations that are expected to be relevant to the Group's financial statements is provided below.                                                                

Standards in issue but not yet effective                                               

New standards and interpretations currently in issue but not effective, based on EU mandatory effective dates, for accounting periods commencing on 1 July 2014 are:                                       

. Defined Benefit Plans: Employee Contributions (Amendments to IAS 19) (EU effective date 1 February 2015)                                             

. Annual Improvements to IFRSs 2010-2012 Cycle (EU effective date 1 February 2015)                                          

. Annual Improvements to IFRSs 2011-2013 Cycle (EU effective date 1 January 2015)                                            

None of the standards above are expected to have an impact on the Group's financial statements.                                                                             

Going concern                                        

The board has reviewed the performance for the current year and forecasts for the future period. It has also considered the risks and uncertainties, including credit risk and liquidity risk. The Directors have considered the present economic climate, the state of the housing market and the current demand for land with planning consent. The Group has continued to see an increase in demand for consented land in the areas in which it operates. The Group has significant forward sales of residential units and is in discussions for the sale of some of the land within its projects and expects to make sufficient disposals in the foreseeable future to ensure it has adequate working capital for its requirements. The Directors are satisfied that the Group will generate sufficient cash to meet its liabilities as and when they fall due for a period of 12 months from the date of this preliminary announcement. The Directors therefore consider it appropriate to prepare this preliminary announcement on the going concern basis.    

Basis of consolidation                                           

This preliminary announcement consolidates the financial statements of the Company and all of its subsidiary undertakings drawn up to 30 June 2015. Subsidiaries are entities over which the Group is exposed, or has rights to, the variable returns from its involvement with the subsidiary and has the ability to affect those returns through its power over the subsidiary. The Group obtains and exercises control through voting rights, development agreements and option agreements. Further information can be found in note 4.                                                             

Unrealised gains on transactions between the Group and its subsidiaries are eliminated. Unrealised losses are also eliminated unless the transaction provides evidence of an impairment of the asset transferred. Amounts reported in the financial statements of subsidiaries have been adjusted where necessary to ensure consistency with the accounting policies adopted by the Group.                                                              

Acquisitions of subsidiaries are dealt with by the acquisition method. The method involves the recognition at fair value of all identifiable assets and liabilities, including contingent liabilities and non-controlling interests of the subsidiary, at the acquisition date, regardless of whether or not they were recorded in the financial statements of the subsidiary prior to acquisition. On initial recognition, the assets and liabilities of the subsidiary are included in the Group Statement of Financial Position at their fair values, which are also used as the basis for subsequent measurement in accordance with the Group accounting policies. Goodwill is stated after separating out identifiable intangible assets. Goodwill represents the excess of the fair value of the consideration transferred over the fair value of the Group's share of the identifiable net assets and non-controlling interests of the acquired subsidiary at the date of acquisition.                                           

Joint ventures                                        

Joint ventures are entities in which the Group has shared control with another entity, established by contractual agreement. Jointly controlled entities are accounted for using the equity method from the date that the jointly controlled entity commences to the date that the joint control of the entity ceases. All subsequent changes to the share of interest in the equity of the joint venture are recognised in the Group's carrying amount of the investment. Changes resulting from the profit or loss generated by the joint venture are recognised in the Group's carrying amount of the investment. Changes resulting from the profit or loss generated by the joint venture are reported in 'share of profits of joint venture' in the Group Income Statement and therefore affect net results of the Group. These changes include subsequent depreciation, amortisation or impairment of the fair value adjustments of assets and liabilities. If the share of losses equals its investment, the Group does not recognise further losses, except to the extent that there are amounts receivable that may not be recovered or there are further commitments to provide funding. Both realised and unrealised gains on transactions between the Group and its joint ventures are eliminated to the extent of the Group's investment in joint ventures. Realised and unrealised losses are also eliminated unless the transaction provides evidence of an impairment of the asset transferred. The accounting policies of the joint ventures are consistent with those of the Group.                                       

Business combinations                                          

Acquisitions of subsidiaries and businesses are accounted for using the acquisition method. The consideration is measured as the aggregate of the fair values (at the date of exchange) of assets given and liabilities incurred or assumed by the Group in exchange for control of the acquiree.     

Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities and contingent liabilities assumed in a business combination are measured initially at their fair values at the acquisition date. Acquisition related costs are recognised in the Group Income Statement as incurred.                                            

Revenue                                 

Revenue is measured by reference to the fair value of consideration received or receivable by the Group for goods supplied, excluding VAT and trade discounts.                                                                                                                  

Sale of land                                            

Revenue from the sale of land is recognised on legal completion when all the following conditions have been satisfied:    

. the Group has transferred to the buyer the significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods which is when contracts have been completed;           

. the Group retains neither continuing managerial involvement to the degree usually associated with ownership nor effective control over the land sold which is when the contract has been completed;                                     

. the amount of revenue can be measured reliably;                                   

. it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow to the Group; and                                      

. the costs incurred or to be incurred in respect of the transaction can be measured reliably.                                         

Sale of residential units                                        

Revenue is recognised on legal completion, which is when the title passes.      

Contract income                                    

The Group acts as a main contractor on certain building projects, primarily on behalf of housing associations where the Group must provide social housing units as part of its S106 obligations under the planning consent. Once the Group considers that the outcome of the contract can be reliably estimated, revenue and profit is recognised on the basis of the proportion of the contract that is completed. The stage of completion is determined by reference to the valuation certificate provided by a third party surveyor engaged to certify the value of works completed at various intervals in respect of the contract sum.                                     

Interest                                  

Interest is recognised using the effective interest method which calculates the amortised cost of a financial asset and allocates the interest income over the relevant period. The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to the net carrying amount of the financial asset.                                                

Rental Income                                       

Rental income derived from operating leases is recognised on a straight line basis over the lease term.                   

Property, plant and equipment                                             

Property, plant and equipment is stated at cost, net of depreciation and any provision for impairment.                                      

Disposal of assets                                 

The Gain or loss arising on the disposal of an asset is determined as the difference between the disposal proceeds and the carrying amount of the asset and is recognised in the Group Income Statement.                                              

Depreciation                                          

Depreciation is calculated to write down the cost less estimated residual value of all property, plant and equipment by the straight line method where it reflects the basis of consumption of the asset. The rates generally applicable are:                                                           

Fixtures and fittings   -    25%                                           

Office equipment        -   25%                                            

Motor Vehicles             -   25%                                           

Leasehold property     -   Over shorter of lease term and useful economic life                                                     

Material residual value estimates are updated as required, but at least annually.                                          

Investment property                                             

Investment properties are those properties which are not occupied by the Group and which are held for long-term rental yields, capital appreciation or both. Investment property also includes property that will be developed for future use as investment property.                                                          

Investment properties are initially measured at cost, including related transaction costs. At each subsequent reporting date they are remeasured to their fair value. Movements in fair value are included in the Group Income Statement.                                                        

Subsequent expenditure is capitalised to the asset's carrying value only where it is probable that the future economic benefits associated with the expenditure will flow to the Group.                                                          

Any gain or loss resulting from the sale of an investment property is immediately recognised in the Group Income Statement. An investment property shall be derecognised on disposal. When the Directors consider that the status of the property has changed to being a development property it is transferred to inventories. A property is transferred to inventories when it has been decided that the units being constructed will be sold and no future rental income is expected. When a partial disposal or transfer is made, the proportion relating to the disposal or transfer is derecognised.                                                 

Where the Group employs professional valuers the valuations provided are subject to a comprehensive review to ensure they are based on accurate and up to date tenancy and market information. Discussions are also held with the valuers to test the valuation assumptions applied and comparable evidence utilised to ensure they are appropriate in the circumstances.                                                         

Previously the Group carried investment properties at cost and reviewed the carrying amount annually for impariment. This year the policy has changed and there has been a restatement of prior year figures as a result.                                                   

Inventories                                             

Inventories consist of land and work in progress and are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Cost includes the purchase of sites, the cost of infrastructure and construction works, and legal and professional fees incurred during development prior to sale. Net realisable value is estimated based upon the future expected selling price, less estimated costs to sell.                                                 

Taxation                                 

Current tax is the tax currently payable based on taxable profit for the period calculated using tax rates and laws substantively enacted at the reporting date.                        

Deferred income taxes are calculated using the liability method on temporary differences. Deferred tax is generally provided on the difference between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. However, deferred tax is not provided on the initial recognition of goodwill, nor on the initial recognition of an asset or liability unless the related transaction is a business combination or affects tax or accounting profit. Temporary differences include those associated with shares in subsidiaries and joint ventures unless reversal of these temporary differences can be controlled by the Group and it is probable that reversal will not occur in the foreseeable future. In addition, tax losses available to be carried forward as well as other income tax credits to the Group are assessed for recognition as deferred tax assets.                                        

Deferred tax liabilities are provided in full, with no discounting. Deferred tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that the underlying deductible temporary differences will be able to be offset against future taxable income. Current and deferred tax assets and liabilities are calculated at tax rates and laws that are expected to apply to their respective period of realisation, provided they are enacted or substantively enacted at the year end date.                                            

Changes in deferred tax assets or liabilities are recognised as a component of tax expense in the Group Income Statement except where they relate to items that are recognised in other comprehensive income or directly in equity in which case the related deferred tax is also recognised in other comprehensive income or equity respectively.                                               

Leased assets                                        

Lease payments (excluding costs for services such as insurance and maintenance) applicable to operating leases where substantially all the benefits and risks of ownership remain with the lessor are recognised as an expense on a straight line basis over the lease term.                                

Employee benefits                                

Defined contribution retirement benefit scheme                                

The pension costs charged against operating profits are the contributions payable to the scheme in respect of the accounting period.                                

Equity-settled share-based payment                                   

All shared-based payment arrangements are recognised in the Group financial statements. All goods and services received in exchange for the grant of any share-based payment are measured at their fair values using the Black-Scholes options pricing model for share options and the Monte Carlo simulation technique for LTIPs. Where employees are rewarded using share-based payments, the fair values of employees services are determined indirectly by reference to the fair value of the instrument granted to the employee. This fair value is appraised at the grant date and excludes the impact of any non-market vesting conditions.                                           

All equity-settled share-based payments are ultimately recognised as an expense in the Group Income Statement with a corresponding credit to retained earnings.                                                             

If vesting periods or other non-market vesting conditions apply, the expense is allocated over the vesting period, based on the best available estimate of the number of share options/LTIPs expected to vest. Estimates are subsequently revised if there is any indication that the number of share options/LTIPs expected to vest differs from previous estimates. Any cumulative adjustment prior to vesting is recognised in the current period. No adjustment is made to any expense recognised in prior periods if share options/LTIPs ultimately exercised are different to that estimated on vesting.                                                                

Upon exercise of share options/LTIPs the proceeds received net of attributed transactions costs are credited to share capital and, where appropriate, share premium.                           

The Executive Directors receive 50 per cent of bonuses in shares which are purchased by the Employee Benefit Trust. The number of shares purchased correspond to the number of shares which would have been able to be purchased at the closing price on 30 June for the relevant year. The shares will be transferred to the Directors three years after the period to which they relate.                                 

Employee benefit trust                                         

The Directors consider that the Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) is under the de facto control of the Company as the trustees look to the Directors to determine how to dispense the assets. Therefore, the assets and liabilities of the EBT have been consolidated into the Group accounts. The EBT's investment in the Company's shares is eliminated on consolidation and shown as a deduction against equity. Any assets in the EBT will cease to be recognised in the Group Statement of Financial Position when those assets vest unconditionally in identified beneficiaries.                                  

Financial assets                                     

Financial assets are divided into the following categories: loans and receivables and financial assets at fair value through profit or loss. Financial assets are assigned to the different categories by management on initial recognition, depending on the purpose for which they were acquired.           

All financial assets are recognised when the Group becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument. Financial assets other than those categorised as at fair value through profit and loss are initially recognised at fair value plus transaction costs. Financial assets categorised at fair value through profit or loss are recognised initially at fair value with transactions costs expensed through the Group income statement.           

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss include financial assets that are designated by the entity as at fair value through profit or loss upon initial recognition. Subsequent to initial recognition, the financial assets included in this category are measured at fair value with changes in fair value recognised in the Group Income Statement. Financial assets originally designated as financial assets at fair value through profit or loss may not be reclassified subsequently.                                              

Loans and receivables are non-derivative financial assets with fixed or determinable payments that are not quoted in an active market. Trade receivables and loans to associate are classified as loans and receivables. Loans and receivables are measured subsequent to initial recognition at amortised cost using the effective interest method, less provision for impairment. Any change in their value through impairment or reversal of impairment is recognised in the Group Income Statement.                                                      

Provision against trade receivables is made when there is objective evidence that the Group will not be able to collect all amounts due to it in accordance with the original terms of those receivables. The amount of the write-down is determined as the difference between the asset's carrying amount and the present value of estimated future cash flow, discounted at the original effective interest rate.                   

Interest and other income resulting from holding financial assets are recognised in the Group Income Statement.                 

A financial asset is derecognised only where the contractual rights to the cash flows from the asset expire, or the financial asset is transferred and that transfer qualifies for derecognition. A financial asset is transferred if the contractual rights to receive the cash flows of the asset have been transferred or the Group retains the contractual rights to receive the cash flow of the asset, but assumes a contractual obligation to pay the cash flows to one or more recipients. A financial asset that is transferred qualifies for derecognition if the Group transfers substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership of the asset, or if the Group neither retains nor transfers substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership but does transfer control of that asset.                         

Borrowing costs                                     

The Group capitalises borrowing costs directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or production of a qualifying asset as part of the cost of that asset where developments are considered to fall under the requirements of IAS 23 Borrowing Costs (Revised). Qualifying assets are those which are being constructed over a significant period of time. The Directors consider a significant period of time to be over 12 months. Otherwise the Group expenses borrowing costs in the period to which they relate through the income statement using the effective interest method which calculates the amortised cost of a financial asset and allocates the interest income over the relevant period. The effective interest rate is the rate that exactly discounts estimated future cash receipts through the expected life of the financial asset to the net carrying amount of the financial asset.

Financial liabilities                                                

Financial liabilities are obligations to pay cash or other financial assets and are recognised when the Group becomes a party to the contractual provisions of the instrument.                                     

All financial liabilities are recorded at amortised cost using the effective interest method, with interest-related charges recognised as an expense in finance cost In the Group Income Statement. Finance charges, including premiums payable on settlement or redemption and direct issue costs, are charged to the Group Income Statement on an accruals basis using the effective interest method and are added to the carrying amount of the instrument to the extent that they are not settled in the period in which they arise.                                       

A financial liability is derecognised only when the obligation is extinguished, that is, when the obligation is discharged or cancelled or expires.

Cash and cash equivalents                                    

Cash and Cash equivalents comprise cash in 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.                                                          

Dividends                                               

Dividend distributions payable to equity shareholders are included in other short term financial liabilities when the dividends are approved in a general meeting prior to the year end date. Interim dividends are recognised when paid.                                                    

                                               

Equity                                     

An equity instrument is a contract which evidences a residual interest in the assets after deducting all liabilities. 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;                                             

. 'Employee benefit trust' represent the purchase of the Company's own shares and are deducted from total equity until they are issued to employees under the Long Term Incentive Plan;                                     

. 'Special reserve' represents the distributable surplus created by the transfer of an amount from the share premium to rectify the deficit which exisited on the profit and loss reserve; and                                     

. 'profit and loss reserve' represents retained profits                                                                

2. FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT                                                      

Financial risk factors                                             

The Group's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: credit risk; and liquidity risk. The Group's overall risk management programmes focus on the unpredictability of financial markets and seek to minimise potential adverse effects on the Group's financial performance.                                       

Risk management is carried out centrally under policies approved by the Board of Directors.                                         

(a) Credit risk                                       

The Group has no significant concentrations of credit risk other than its loans to joint ventures which are secured over the assets of the joint ventures. Further information can be found in note 9. It has policies in place to ensure that sales of products and services are made to customers with an appropriate credit history.                         

The Group's exposure to credit risk is limited to the carrying amount of financial assets recognised at the year end date, as summarised below:   



2015
£000

2014
£000

Classes of financial assets - carrying amounts




Loans to joint ventures due in more than one year


             3,246

                      -

Trade and other receivables


7,342

             10,189



10,588

         10,189

The Group's policy is to deal with creditworthy counterparties.                              

The Group's management considers that all the above financial assets for each of the reporting dates under review are of good credit quality. The Directors consider that none of the receivables are past due or impaired.

The credit risk for liquid funds and other short term financial assets is considered negligible, since the counterparties are reputable banks with high quality credit ratings.                          

(b) Liquidity risk                                  

Prudent liquidity risk management implies maintaining sufficient cash balances and ensuring availability of funding through an adequate amount of credit facilities. The Group aims to maintain flexibility in funding by keeping credit lines available. The Group also purchases property under deferred consideration arrangements.                                                          

3. SEGMENT INFORMATION                                 

In accordance with IFRS 8, information is disclosed to enable users of financial statements to evaluate the nature and financial effects of the business activities in which the Group engages.                                            

In identifying its operating segments, management differentiates between land sales, housebuilding, fee income, rental income and other income. These segments are based on the information reported to the chief operating decision maker and represent the activities which generate significant revenues, profits and use of resources within the Group. An analysis of the Group's results by segment are disclosed in note 5.                                                                           

4. CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS                                                

Estimates and judgements are continually evaluated and are based on historic experience and other factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.                                        

Critical accounting estimates                                

The Group makes estimates and assumptions concerning the future. The resulting accounting estimates will, by definition, rarely equal the related actual results. The estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year are outlined below.                       

(a) Valuation of inventories                                             

In applying the Group's accounting policy for the valuation of inventories the Directors are required to assess the expected selling price and costs to sell each of the plots or units that constitute the Group's land bank and work in progress. Cost includes the cost of acquisition of sites, the cost of infrastructure and construction works, and legal and professional fees incurred during development prior to sale. Estimation of the selling price is subject to significant inherent uncertainties, in particular the prediction of future trends in the market value of land.                                        

Whilst the Directors exercise due care and attention to make reasonable estimates, taking into account all available information in estimating the future selling price, the estimates will, in all likelihood, differ from the actual selling prices achieved in future periods and these differences may, in certain circumstances, be very significant. The critical judgement in respect of receipt of planning consent (see below) further increases the level of estimation uncertainty in this area.                                                  

(b) Income taxes                                 

The Group recognises tax/deferred tax assets and liabilities for anticipated tax based on estimates of when the tax/deferred tax will be paid or recovered. When the final outcome of these matters is different from the amounts initially recorded, such differences impact the period in which the determination is made. Critical accounting estimates relate to the profit forecasts used to determine the extent to which deferred tax assets are recognised from available losses and the period over which they are estimated.                                       

(c) Fair value of derivatives and other financial instruments                                   

The fair value of instruments that are not traded in an active market is determined by using valuation techniques. The Group uses its judgement to select a variety of methods and makes assumptions that are mainly based on market conditions existing.                                                      

(d) Fair value of investment properties                                         

The fair value of completed investment property is determined by independent valuation experts using the open market value of existing use method, subject to current leases and restrictions, as this has been assessed currently as the best use of these assets. Investment properties awaiting construction are valued by the Directors using an appraisal system; critical accounting estimates relate to the forecasts prepared in order to assess the carrying value. This system has been used to establish the fair value of the investment property in Poole when restating the results of 2014 and 2013.                                               

(e) Fair value of assets and liabilities acquired with business combinations                                    

The fair value of assets and liabilities is determined by the Directors at the date of acquisition using residual valuation model for property assets,the recoverable amount for debtors and the discounted cash flow method for deferred consideration of inventories in accordance with IAS 39. Critical accounting estimates relate to the experience of the Directors in reaching their valuations and the cost of debt capital used as an appropriate discount rate.                                                   

(f) Discounting on deferred consideration of inventories                                         

The Group discounts deferred consideration of inventories using the discounted cash flow method; the Group considers that the cost of debt capital is the most appropriate discount rate and this is a significant estimate.                                      

Critical judgements in applying the entity's accounting policies                         

Inventories                                             

The Group values inventories at the lower of cost and net realisable value. The net realisable value is based on the judgement of the probability that planning consent will be granted for each site. The Group believes that, based on the Directors' experience, planning consent will be given. If planning consent was not achieved, then a provision may be required against inventories.                                               

Zero Dividend Preference Shares                                         

The Group has in issue Zero Dividend Preference shares which are accounted for as a debt. ZDP shares are repayable, plus accrued interest to date, in the event of a takeover. The Directors consider that the potential early repayment meets the definition of a derivative instrument under IAS39. However, they consider that this instrument is closely related to the host contract and therefore have not accounted for the embedded derivative separately.                                  

Consolidation of Drayton Garden Village Limited                                

In December 2008 the Group entered into an Option and Development Services Agreement (the Agreement) with DGVL.                                         

The Board has reviewed the requirements of IFRS 10, to assess whether the Group controls DGVL and has concluded that, although it does not own any of its share capital it does control DGVL because of the nature of the contractual arrangements between the Group and DGVL. In particular:

• The Group has power over DGVL because it has the practical ability to direct the relevant activities that significantly affect DGVL's returns.  Such relevant activities would include obtaining planning permission to develop the site and subsequently managing the property to realise its value.  The Group also has an option to acquire the share capital of DGVL which provides it with a mechanism by which it can direct the relevant activities.

• The services that the Group provides to DGVL and the arrangement by which the Group receives its fees are such that it has rights to variable returns as a result of its involvement in delivering the various property services to DGVL.  The Group is entitled to 90% of the profits from the project at Drayton Garden Village and thus provides it with a very significant part of the returns generated from its involvement with DGVL.

• The Group also has the ability to use its power to affect its returns by virtue of its involvement with DGVL.

In view of the above the Group believes that it had control over DGVL from the date it entered into the agreement with DGVL and has therefore consolidated the results and financial position of DGVL within the Group accounts.  Accordingly, the comparatives have been restated. See note 17 for further details.

Consolidation of Bucks Developments Ltd and Wilton Park Developments Ltd                                 

In December 2014, the Group entered into an Option with WPDL. The Option entitles the Group to acquire land from WPDL within 10 days of the date that the land is released from the vendor's charge, as payment of deferred consideration is made by WPDL to the vendor and this could be before any decisions about the relevant activities take place. The terms of the option allow the Group to purchase the land from WPDL at a price of cost plus 20% plus indexation. The Directors have considered the requirements of IFRS 10 'Consolidated Financial Statements' and have consolidated WPDL as part of these results from the date the Option was granted. The Directors are of the opinion that the Group controls WPDL, and therefore also its parent undertaking BDL, as it has an option to acquire the only significant asset of that group and because these entities were incorporated solely for the purpose of purchasing the land under Option. The Group does not own any of the share capital of either WPDL or BDL and has none of the voting rights.                                                              

Investment in joint ventures                                 

The Group's joint venture investments in Aston Clinton S.A.R.L and Project Helix Holdco Limited (Project Helix) are not in equal share (the Group owns 10% of the share capital of Aston Clinton S.A.R.L. and 20% of the share capital of Project Helix) however the Group has joint control over the activities of the companies with the other parties due to its entitlement to veto any decisions. In addition, the Group and the other parties, to the agreements only have rights to the net assets of these companies through the terms of the contractual arrangements. With Aston Clinton S.A.R.L the Group is entitled to 50% of the net assets and with Project Helix there is a ratchet mechanism which depends on the amount of profit each development contributes to the joint venture. Therefore, these entities are classified as joint ventures and are accounted for using the equity method.       

5. INCOME AND SEGMENTAL ANALYSIS

The Group generates income by way of land sales. It also generates income from housebuilding, fees from planning and property management services and other related services. These operating segments are monitored and strategic decisions are made on the basis of segment operating results. The segmental analysis of operations is as follows:











Segmental analysis by activity








2014 restated

Revenue
£000

Cost of sales
£000

Gross profit
£000

Admin costs
£000

Other
£000

Operating profit
£000

Finance (cost) / income
£000

Other
£000

Profit before tax
£000

Segment










Land sales

      15,100

       (8,975)

         6,125

                 -

                 -

         6,125

          (2,157)

                 -

         3,968

Housebuilding

      29,168

     (20,575)

         8,593

                 -

                 -

         8,593

          (2,099)

                 -

         6,494

Contract income

      14,265

     (13,307)

            958

                 -

                 -

            958

                    -

                 -

            958

Rental income

            372

                 -

            372

                 -

                 -

            372

                    -

                 -

            372

Other

                4

                 -

                4

                 -

                 -

                4

                    -

                 -

                4

- Loss on investments

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

          (822)

          (822)

                    -

                 -

          (822)

- Gain on revaluation of investment properties

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

         2,300

         2,300

                    -

                 -

         2,300

- Share of profit of joint venture

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

                    -

            613

            613

- Unallocated

                 -

                 -

                 -

       (4,440)

                 -

       (4,440)

               166

                 -

       (4,274)


      58,909

     (42,857)

      16,052

       (4,440)

         1,478

      13,090

          (4,090)

            613

         9,613











2015

Revenue
£000

Cost of sales
£000

Gross profit
£000

Admin costs
£000

Other
£000

Operating profit
£000

Finance (cost) / income
£000

Other
£000

Profit before tax
£000

Segment










Land sales

      39,560

     (22,553)

      17,007

                 -

                 -

      17,007

          (4,816)

                 -

        12,191

Housebuilding

      66,119

     (52,317)

      13,802

                 -

                 -

      13,802

          (2,567)

                 -

      11,235

Contract income

         7,592

       (4,943)

        2,649

                 -

                 -

        2,649



        2,649

Rental income

            787

             (28)

            759

                 -

                 -

            759

                    -

                 -

            759

Other

            161

                 -

            161

                 -

                 -

            161

                    -

                 -

            161

- Loss on investments

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

          (541)

          (541)

                    -

                 -

          (541)

- Gain on revaluation of investment properties

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

      14,519

      14,519

                    -

                 -

      14,519

- Share of loss of joint venture

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

                 -

             (990)

          (135)

      (1,125)

- Unallocated

                 -

                 -

                 -

       (6,021)

                 -

      (6,021)

               201

                 -

      (5,820)


    114,219

     (79,841)

      34,378

       (6,021)

      13,978

      42,335

          (8,172)

          (135)

      34,028











Items included within 'Other' above do not produce significant income streams and are therefore not monitored separately by the Board, but as a group.

 

Transactions with customers making up 10% or more of revenue




2015
£000

2014
 £000
Restated

Land sales customer 1

           19,000

          7,607

Land sales customer 2

           12,000

                   -

Housebuilding bulk sale customer 3

           11,420

                   -

Contracting customer 4

                      -

        11,805


           42,420

        19,412

All activities arose solely in the United Kingdom



 





2015
£000

2014
 £000
Restated

Segment assets



Land:



Non-current assets - deferred tax

                142

          1,196

Current assets - inventories

           90,530

        66,527

Current assets - other

             2,252

          4,337


           92,924

72,060




Housebuilding:



Non-current assets - deposit match debtor

                   55

                55

Current assets - inventories

           29,709

        37,279

Current assets - other

                426

             159


           30,190

        37,493




Contracting:



Current assets - inventories

                792

             476

Current assets - other

                   26

             320


                818

             796




Investment property:



Non-current assets - investment property

           34,000

        11,800

Current assets - other

                158

                   -


           34,158

        11,800




Other:



Non-current assets - investment in joint venture

             1,488

                   -

Non-current assets - loans to joint venture

             3,246

                   -

Non-current assets - other

                332

             694

Non-current assets - deferred tax

                406

             280

Current assets - other

             5,137

5,617

Cash

           21,377

        11,064


           31,986

17,655

Total segmental and entity assets

        190,076

139,804

 





2015
£000

2014
 £000
Restated

Segment liabilities



Land:



Current liabilities - trade creditors

             1,966

          1,786

Current liabilities - other loans

           10,178

        11,275

Current liabilities - other

             4,860

          2,772

Current liabilities - purchase consideration

           10,881

          9,324

Non-current liabilities - purchase consideration

           12,629

                   -


           40,514

        25,157




Housebuilding:



Current liabilities - trade creditors

             2,322

          4,594

Current liabilities - other loans

             8,546

          9,905

Current liabilities - bank loans

             9,692

        19,192

Current liabilities - other

             2,392

          2,013


           22,952

        35,704




Contracting:



Current liabilities - trade creditors

                   25

             675

Current liabilities - other

             1,272

                79


             1,297

             754




Rental investment:



Current liabilities - bank loans

           15,500

                   -


           15,500

                   -




Other:



Current liabilities - trade creditors

                   70

             159

Current liabilities - other creditors

             8,302

5,385

Non-current liabilities - Zero Dividend Preference shares

           12,372

        11,552


           20,744

        17,096

Total segmental and entity liabilities

        101,007

78,711

                               

6. INCOME TAX




2015
£000

2014
 £000
Restated

Current tax charge

             4,150

2,184

Deferred tax charge/(credit)

928

            (47)

Total

5,078

2,137

 



2015
£000

2014
 £000
Restated

Profit before tax


34,028

         9,613

Profit on ordinary activities multiplied by the standard rate of corporation tax in the UK of 20.75% (2014: 22.5%)


             7,061

         2,163

Expenses not deductible for tax purposes


                   70

               84

ZDP interest not deductible for tax purposes


                129

             163

Other


166

364

Joint Venture tax losses not recognised


                 (28)

                  -

Utilisation of tax losses


                      -

           (120)

Prior year capital losses now recognised


           (2,320)

           (517)

Tax charge


5,078

         2,137

                                               

7.  EARNINGS AND NET ASSET VALUE PER SHARE


Basic and diluted EPS




Basic and diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to equity holders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period.



2015

2014 Restated

Profit attributable to equity holders of the Company (£000)


29,680

6,997

Net assets attributable to equity holders of the Company (£000)


           88,797

60,091

Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (000)


        202,368

     202,093

Dilutive effect of options (000)


             1,985

         1,441

Dilutive effect of growth shares (000)


           11,351

       11,351

Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in determining diluted EPS (000)

        215,704

     214,885

Basic earnings per share in pence


 14,67p

3.46p

Diluted earnings per share in pence


 13.76p

3.26p

Shares in issue (000)


        202,156

     202,799

Net asset value per share in pence


 43.92p

 29.63p

Diluted net asset value per share in pence


 41.18p

 28.26p

On 29 October 2014 the Group's Employee Benefit Trust purchased 643,216 shares in Inland Homes plc under the terms of the Long Term Incentive Plan. These have been deducted from the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue and also from the shares in issue at the year end.

 

8. INVESTMENT PROPERTIES






Residential properties Level 3
£000

Development land
Level 3
£000

Total
£000

Cost or fair value





At 30 June 2013 restated


                      -

                  9,500

             9,500

Fair value adjustment


                      -

                  2,300

             2,300

At 30 June 2014 restated


                      -

                11,800

           11,800

Additions


           11,481

                           -

           11,481

Fair value adjustment


           14,519

                           -

           14,519

Transfer to inventories


                      -

                 (3,800)

            (3,800)

At 30 June 2015


           26,000

                  8,000

           34,000

At 30 June 2014


                      -

                11,800

           11,800

At 30 June 2013


                      -

                  9,500

             9,500






The different valuation method levels are defined below.






Level 1: quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2: inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly (i.e. as prices) or indirectly (i.e. derived from prices); and
Level 3: inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs).






These levels are specified in accordance with IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement. Our property valuation approach and process is set out within the 'Valuation and sensitivity' section of this note below. Property valuations are inherently subjective as they are made on the basis of assumptions made by the valuer which may not prove to be accurate. For these reasons we have classified the investment property valuations as Level 3 as defined by IFRS 13.






The Group's policy is to recognise transfers between fair value hierarchy levels as of the date of the event or change in circumstances that caused the transfer. There have been no transfers during the period.






At 30 June 2015, the Group's investment properties were valued at £34m (2014 restated: £11.8m) and the historical costs were £12.3m (2014: £1.1m).






During the year the Board took the decision to change the accounting policy for investment properties from a 'deemed cost' basis to a 'fair value' basis. Further information on the effects of this change can be found in note 17.






During the year a decision was made to build 65 homes at Poole for sale to the public. Therefore a transfer at a fair value of £3.8m was made to inventories to reflect this decision. The direct operating expenses for the period arising from the investment property was £nil (2014: £nil). The investment property generated no rental income during the period and is being held as an investment property as the Directors intend to let the land or construct rental properties on the site.






Both the Poole and Wilton Park investment properties are pledged as security on borrowings.






Valuation and sensitivity





The Group's residential investment properties were valued by an independent external valuer, Cluttons LLP, on the basis of 'existing use' in accordance with the Valuation Standards, Guidance Notes and Appendices contained in the RICS Valuation - UK & Global (January 2014). The valuer used the comparable method of valuation involving the assimilation of relevant lettings, as well as analysing data obtained from internet based research in order to form an opinion of annualised market rent for the entire portfolio, by property type. A similar method was used to ascertain the capital values of the properties, but with sales information used rather than lettings information. A discount was then applied to the capital value to ensure a minimum rental yield of 4%.






If market rental values decreased by 5% this would result in a reduction in fair value of £1.25m.






The Group's development property at Poole is now carried at fair value which has been established using an internal appraisal model based on the 'residual method'. The inputs for this model are the market value of units to be constructed in accordance with the planning permission, the costs of any housebuilding, infrastructure, local authority fees and professional fees. The market value of the units has been assumed to be at a similar level to the prices obtained by the Group on earlier phases of the same development for similar property types. Housebuilding and infrastructure costs have been forecast using costs incurred by the Group on this or other similar developments with an allowance for cost increases. Local authority fees were agreed at the time of the signing of the planning permission and are therefore known costs. Professional fees are input using costs incurred on similar projects and finance holding costs are the Group's cost of debt capital.  Using a profit margin of 20% this generated a land value for the remaining site of £8m. The Directors are of the opinion that developing the site reflects the highest and best use of this asset.






As a residual valuation model is used, if house prices were to fall by 5% this would result in a reduction in fair value of £2.2m in order to maintain a profit margin of 20% on the development. If costs should increase by 5% this would result in a reduction in fair value of £1.8m in order to maintain the required 20% profit margin.

                                               

9. INVESTMENTS





Option
£000

Investment in joint ventures
£000

Total
£000

Cost or fair value




At 30 June 2013

             1,363

                243

             1,606

Share of profit after tax

                      -

                613

                613

Distributions from joint ventures

                      -

               (856)

               (856)

Fair value adjustment

               (822)

                      -

               (822)

Movement during the year to 30 June 2014

               (822)

               (243)

            (1,065)

At 30 June 2014

                541

                      -

                541

Additions

                      -

             1,623

             1,623

Share of loss after tax

                      -

               (135)

               (135)

Fair value adjustment

               (541)

                      -

               (541)

Movement during the year to 30 June 2015

               (541)

             1,488

                947

Net book value




At 30 June 2015

                      -

             1,488

             1,488

At 30 June 2014

                541

                      -

                541





On 18 December 2008, Inland entered into an Option and Development Services Agreement with DGVL which granted Inland Limited an option for a consideration of £250,000 to purchase the share capital of DGVL at an exercise price of £1. Although the Group consolidates DGVL, none of the share capital is owned by the Group and the payments for the option were made to the shareholder of DGVL, not to DGVL itself. The initial period of the option was for one year from the date of the agreement and this could be extended on up to four occasions to a maximum period of ten years by making further payments. During the years ended 30 June 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, the option period was extended to expire on 15 January 2019 for a total consideration of £1,200,000. In accordance with the Group's accounting policy for financial assets, the option has been measured at fair value at 30 June 2015, which resulted in a fair value loss of £541,000 (2014: loss of £822,000) which has been recognised in the Group Income Statement, resulting in the option being valued at £1,200,000 less than the actual consideration paid for the option. The fair value of the option has decreased as the profits are being realised and are available for distribution to the shareholder of DGVL.





The Group's joint venture in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire came to an end during the year ended 30 June 2014. The Group's 50% share of the profits after tax for the year ended 30 June 2014 amounted to £613,000 and was been recognised in the Group Income Statement.

                                               

At 30 June 2015, the Company, directly or indirectly, held 20% or more of the equity of the following:

Company name

Country of
registration

Principal activity

Holding and voting rights

Class of shares

Subsidiary undertakings





Inland Homes 2013 Limited

 England & Wales

 Holding company

100%

 Ordinary

Inland Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Poole Investments Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate investment

100%

 Ordinary

Inland Housing Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Inland Finance Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Inland (Southern) Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Inland Homes (Essex) Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Inland Homes Developments Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Inland New Homes Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Exeter Road (Bournemouth) Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Inland ZDP plc

 England & Wales

 Provision of finance

100%

 Ordinary

Inland Helix Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Inland Property Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate investment

100%

 Ordinary

Inland Commercial Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate investment

100%

 Ordinary

Drayton Developments Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Leighton Developments Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate development

100%

 Ordinary

Basildon United Football, Sports & Leisure Limited

 England & Wales

 Sports club

100%

 Ordinary

Interests in joint ventures






 

10 Ant South Limited

 England & Wales

 Real estate investment

50%

 Ordinary

Aston Clinton S.A.R.L.

 Luxembourg

 Real estate development

10%

 Ordinary

Project Helix Holdco Limited

 England & Wales

 Holding company

20%

 Ordinary

The joint ventures listed above are accounted for using the equity method. Further details can be found in Critical Judgements in note 4 and below.







 

INTERESTS IN SUBSIDIARY UNDERTAKINGS WITH SIGNIFICANT NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS (NCI)

Drayton Garden Village Ltd






 

The Group has also consolidated DGVL, a property development company based in the UK. The Group, neither directly nor indirectly, owns any of the equity of that entity or have any voting rights. Further details of the relationship with DGVL can be found in note 4. All the risks associated with DGVL are non-recourse to the Group. Set out below is the summarised financial information for DGVL, as this subsidiary has non-controlling interests that are material to the Group. Amounts disclosed are before intercompany eliminations and therefore contain adjustments to recognise the Group's profit share, lowering the profits within the individual company to that of the non-controlling interest's share only:

 

DGVL - Summarised statement of financial position





2015
£000

Current assets




                 21,463

           33,493

Current liabilities




               (11,884)

         (26,820)

Current net assets




                       9,579

6,673

Non-current assets




                            -

                      -

Non-current liabilities




                            (1,973)

(1,370)

Non-current net assets




                            (1,973)

(1,370)

Net assets




                       7,606

                 5,303

Accumulated NCI (post intercompany eliminations)




                     (1,196)

               (1,002)


DGVL - Summarised statement of total comprehensive income





2015
£000

2014
£000

Revenue




                 27,148

           25,678

Profit for the period




                       2,303

4,668

Total comprehensive income




                       2,303

4,668

Profit allocated to NCI (post intercompany eliminations)




                     (194)

               (479)

Dividends paid to NCI




                            -

                      -







DGVL - Summarised cash flow statement





2015
£000

2014
£000

Cash flows from operating activities




                   8,786

            (2,986)

Cash flows from investing activities




                            -

                      -

Cash flows from financing activities




                 (8,685)

              2,877

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

                       101

               (109)







Bucks Developments Group






During the year the Group consolidated Bucks Developments Ltd (BDL) and Wilton Park Developments Limited (WPDL), a real estate investment group based in the UK. The Group, neither directly nor indirectly, owns any of the equity of that entity or have any voting rights. The Group has an option to purchase the site owned by WPDL and the rights to all profits and cash flows generated by sales to the Group reside with the shareholder of that company. All the risks associated with BDL and WPDL are non-recourse to the Group. Set out below is the summarised financial information for BDL and WPDL, as these subsidiaries have non-controlling interests that are material to the Group. Amounts disclosed are before intercompany eliminations:

 

Bucks Developments Group - Summarised statement of financial position




2015
£000

Current assets



           21,958

Current liabilities



            (4,853)

Current net assets



           17,105

Non-current assets



                      -

Non-current liabilities



         (15,000)

Non-current net assets



         (15,000)

Net assets



              2,105

Accumulated NCI (post intercompany eliminations)



              924


Bucks Developments Group - Summarised statement of total comprehensive income




2015
£000

Revenue



           18,010

Profit for the period



              2,105

Total comprehensive income



              2,105

Profit allocated to NCI (post intercompany eliminations)



              924

Dividends paid to NCI



                      -

As the profits made within the BDL group are classed as intercompany transactions, they have been eliminated as part of the consolidation process and therefore the NCI amount is different to that quoted in the Group Statement of Financial Position.

 

Bucks Developments Group - Summarised cash flow statement



2015
£000

Cash flows from operating activities

                 514

Cash flows from investing activities

                      -

Cash flows from financing activities

               (514)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

                      -

 

Aston Clinton S.A.R.L.



 




8 months to 30 June 2015 £000

Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents



                      8

Other current assets



              6,764

Total current assets



              6,772

Current liabilities




Financial liabilities (excluding trade payables and provisions)



4,428

Other current liabilities



                   52

Total current liabilities



              4,480

Net assets



              2,292





Reporting entity's share in %



50%

Reporting entity's share in £000



              1,146

Goodwill £000



                   95

Carrying amount at year end £000



              1,241

 

Aston Clinton S.A.R.L. - summarised statement of total comprehensive income




8 months to 30 June 2015 £000

Revenue



                   54

Interest income



                      1

Operating expenses



               (319)

Shareholder interest charge



               (191)

Income tax expense



                    (5)

Total comprehensive income



               (460)





Project Helix Group




In December 2014, the Group entered into a joint venture with Christian Candy's CPC Group Ltd (CPC), to purchase land, obtain planning permission and ultimately sell the land. Under the terms of the joint venture, the Group owns 20% of the share capital and is obliged to fund 20% of the costs of the sites acquired by the joint venture. A 'waterfall' calculation determines the amount of profit to be received by the Group, using performance hurdles. Along with the Group's capital investment of £247,000, £1,127,000 of loans have been provided, which is accounted for as Loans to Joint Ventures within Non-Current Assets in the Group Statement of Financial Position. This investment is valued using the equity method and further details of this can be found in Critical Judgements in note 4.  Project Helix is based at the Company's registered office. At 30 June 2015 there were no significant commitments. Since the year end Project Helix has purchased land in Ashford, Middlesex for £12.9m, £6.5m of which has been deferred and is outstanding at the date of this preliminary announcement. Under the terms of the joint venture agreement the Group must fund £1.3m of this amount. The result below are for both Project Helix Holdco Ltd and its subsidiary undertaking, High Wycombe Developments Ltd.

 

Project Helix Group - summarised statement of financial position




5 months to 31 March 2015 £000

Current assets




Cash and cash equivalents



              1,034

Other current assets



              5,543

Total current assets



              6,577

Current liabilities




Financial liabilities (excluding trade payables and provisions)

6,653

Other current liabilities



                 100

Total current liabilities



              6,753

Net liabilities



               (176)





Reporting entity's share in %



20%

Reporting entity's share in £000



                  (35)

Goodwill in £000



                 282

Carrying amount at year end in £000



                 247

 








5 months to 31 March 2015
£000

Revenue



                      -

Operating expenses



                    (4)

Shareholder interest



               (173)

Income tax expense



                      -

Total comprehensive income



               (177)

                                               

10. DEFERRED TAX








The net movement on the deferred tax account is as follows:

£000

At 1 July 2014 (restated)



              1,476

Income statement charge



                (928)

At 30 June 2015



              548

 

The movement in deferred tax assets is as follows:


 


Capital losses recognised on revaluation gains
£000

Revaluation gains
£000

Other
£000

Losses
£000

Share based compensation
£000

Notional interest on deferred consideration
£000

 Total
£000

 

At 1 July 2014 (restated)

477

(477)

                                  802

                 118

                       280

                       276

              1,476

 

(Charged)/credited to income statement

2,320

(2,320)

                                 (950)

               (118)

                       126

                         14

                (928)

 

At 30 June 2015

2,797

(2,797)

                                  (148)

                     0

                       406

                       290

              548

 









 

Deferred income tax assets are recognised for tax losses carried forward to the extent that the realisation of the related tax benefit through future taxable profits is probable. The Group has capital losses amounting to £24,783,000 (2014 restated: £36,202,000) that have not been recognised as the Directors consider the realisation of the losses is not expected to crystallise in the future.

 

 

11. INVENTORIES




   


 2015
£000

2014
Restated
£000

Stock and work in progress


        121,031

         104,282

 





During the year, a total of £79,841,000 (2014: £42,857,000) of inventories was included in the Group Income Statement as an expense. The Group conducted a review of the net realisable value of its land bank in view of current market conditions. Where the estimated future net realisable value of the site is less than the carrying value within the Group Statement of Financial Position, the Group has impaired the land value. This has resulted in an impairment of £300,000 (2014: £nil). Included in the value of inventories above is £7.4 million (2014: £13.6 million) which is carried at fair value less costs to sell (net realisable value). The amount of inventories pledged as security against borrowings is £70.1 million (2014: £61.1 million). Within inventories is land transferred from investments properties at a fair value of £3.8m.

 

12. SHARE CAPITAL




2015
£000

2014
£000

Authorised



239,990,000 (2014: 239,990,000) ordinary shares of 10p each

              23,999

               23,999

9800 (2014: 9800) redeemable shares of 10p each

                        1

                         1

180 (2014: 180) deferred shares of 10p each

                         -

                          -


              24,000

               24,000





2015
£000

2014
£000

Allotted, issued and fully paid



202,799,432 (2014: 202,799,432) ordinary shares of 10p each

              20,280

               20,280

9800 (2014: 9800) redeemable shares of 10p each

                        1

                          -

180 (2014: 180) deferred shares of 10p each

                         -

                          -


              20,281

               20,280




 

Ordinary shares



Each share has the right to one vote and is entitled to participate in any distribution made by the Company, including the right to receive a dividend.

Redeemable & deferred shares



Deferred shares shall not confer the right to be paid a dividend or to receive notice of or attend or vote at a general meeting. On a winding up, after the distribution of the first £10,000,000 of the assets of the Company, the holders of the deferred share (if any) shall be entitled to receive an amount equal to the nominal value of such deferred shares pro rata to their respective holdings.

On 29 October 2014 the Group's Employee Benefit Trust purchased 643,216 shares of 10p each in Inland Homes plc for £382,000 under the terms of the Long Term Incentive Plan. This is a separate entity which is consolidated in the Group's financial statements.




The Company operates an unapproved share option scheme. Awards under each scheme are made periodically to employees. Share options vest three years after the date of grant and have an exercise period of seven years from the date of vesting. The schemes are all equity-settled. The Company has used the Black-Scholes formula to calculate the fair value of outstanding options and deferred shares. The assumptions applied to the Black-Scholes formula for share options issued and the fair value per option are detailed in the table below.

The Company also operates a long term incentive plan (2013 LTIP) for the Executive Directors. The Company has used the Monte Carlo simulation technique to determine the fair value of the grant of the awards as the outcome of the performance targets depends on the Parent Company's share price. The assumptions applied to the Monte Carlo simulation and the fair value per growth share are detailed in the table below.

 


Unapproved share options 2014/15 grant

Unapproved share options 2012/13 grant

Unapproved share options 2011/12 grant

Unapproved share options 2010/11 grant

Unapproved share options 2009/10 grant

2013 LTIP Growth shares

Expected life of options based on options exercised to date

3 years

3 years

3 years

3 years

3 years

Volatility of share price

30%

67%

67%

76%

69%

33%

Dividend yield

2%

0%

0%

0%

0%

1%

Risk free interest rate

2.25%

2.05%

2.05%

2.05%

2.11%

2.10%

Share price at date of grant

70.25p

32.5p

17.5p

18.25p

16.5p

46.5p

Exercise price

70.25p

32.5p

17.5p

18.25p

16.5p

0.0p

Fair value per option

£0.07

£0.14

£0.05

£0.09

£0.05

£0.22








Volatility was calculated using historical share price information.




The charge calculated for the year ended 30 June 2015 is £626,000 with a corresponding deferred tax asset at that date of £109,000.

 

Volatility was assessed using the closing prices on the first business day of each month over the period since the shares have been listed.

A reconciliation of option movements over the year ended 30 June 2015 is shown below:

 




Number 000s

Weighted average exercise price
pence

Outstanding at 30 June 2013



                5,170


Exercised during the year



               (1,500)

 18.25p

Outstanding at 30 June 2014



                3,670

 26.18p

Granted during the year



                   410

 70.25p

Outstanding at 30 June 2015



                4,080

 30.61p

Exercisable at 30 June 2015



                3,120

 16.74p

Exercisable at 30 June 2014



                2,815


 






At 30 June 2015, outstanding options granted over 10p ordinary shares were as follows:






Share option scheme

Option price pence

Number


Dates exercisable

Company unapproved

50.0p

            710,000


28 March 2010 to 27 March 2017

Company unapproved

16.5p

            605,000


17 December 2012 to 16 December 2019

Company unapproved

18.25p

         1,500,000


22 November 2013 to 21 November 2020

Company unapproved

17.5p

            305,000


25 June 2015 to 24 June 2022

Company unapproved

32.5p

            550,000


18 June 2016 to 17 June 2023

Company unapproved

70.25p

            410,000


22 June 2018 to 21 June 2025

The weighted average remaining life of share options outstanding at 30 June 2015 is five and a half years.

 

13. NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS (minority interests)

The movement in the non-controlling interests is presented below.


WPDL
 £000

DGVL
 £000

Total
£000

Balance at 1 July 2014

                    -  

        (1,002)

         (1,002)

Non-controlling interests in the net result of subsidiaries

924

        (194)

           730

Further information on the arrangements with these companies can be found in notes 4 and 9.

Within WPDL is land and property which the Group does not control as they are not part of the Option agreement disclosed in notes 4 and 14. There is also a land creditor of £19m which is non-recourse to the Group. Post-tax profits of £2.2m made by WPDL, which have been eliminated on consolidation, will be available for distribution to the shareholder of WPDL as a dividend at a future date. A further explanation of this Option is included within note 4. Further details of the results of this entity can be found in note 9.

 

14. OTHER FINANCIAL LIABILITIES






2015
£000

2014
£000

Purchase consideration on inventories falling due within one year


    10,881

       9,324

Purchase consideration on inventories falling due in more than one year

    12,629

                -

Zero Dividend Preference shares


    12,372

     11,552



    35,882

     20,876

The ZDP shares will be repaid on or before 10 April 2019.

 





15. CONTINGENCIES




The Group has no contingent liabilities as at 30 June 2015 and 30 June 2014.

 

16. BUSINESS COMBINATIONS






Acquisition of Drayton Developments Limited.








On 2 July 2014, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Drayton Developments Limited, a residential and mixed use site developer, for £100,000. The acquisition provided the Group with additional land opportunities.


No goodwill has been recognised on acquisition.








The following table summarises the consideration paid for Drayton Developments Limited and the amounts of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed recognised at the acquisition date.

 








Consideration at 2 July 2014













2015
£000

Cash






                100

Total consideration






                100






Acquiree's book value
£000

Fair value on acquisition
£000

Land





       8,679

           8,873

Trade and other payables





      (8,773)

          (8,773)

Total identifiable net liabilities





           (94)

               100

 








No revenue contributed by Drayton Developments Limited has been included within the consolidated statement of comprehensive income since 2 July 2014. No profit has been contributed by Drayton Developments Limited in that period. There were no significant costs incurred in relation to this acquisition.








Acquisition of Basildon United Football, Sports & Leisure Limited.








On 10 April 2015, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Basildon United Football, Sports & Leisure Limited, a football club, for £150,000. The acquisition provided the Group with a long lease which may form part of a wider land assembly. All other trade, assets and liabilities were transferred out of the entity before acquisition.


No goodwill has been recognised on acquisition.








The following table summarises the consideration paid for Basildon United Football, Sports & Leisure Limited and the amounts of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed recognised at the acquisition date.

 








Consideration at 10 April 2015













2015
£000

Cash






                150

Total consideration






                150






Acquiree's book value
£000

Fair value on acquisition
£000

Lease classified as inventories





                -

               150

Total identifiable net liabilities




               

                -

               150








No revenue contributed by Basildon United Football, Sports & Leisure Limited has been included within the consolidated statement of comprehensive income since 10 April 2015. No profit has been contributed by Basildon United Football, Sports & Leisure Limited in that period. There were no significant costs incurred in relation to this acquisition.








Acquisition of Wilton Park Developments Limited.








In December 2014, the Group entered into an option agreement to purchase the land owned by Wilton Park Developments Limited. The requirements of IFRS 10 necessitate that Wilton Park Developments Limited is accounted for as a subsidiary.


The following table summarises the amounts of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed recognised at the date of control.








Consideration in December 2014













2015
£000

Cash






                     -

Total consideration






                     -






Acquiree's book value
£000

Fair value on acquisition
£000

Inventories





     26,453

         26,453

Debtors





       5,724

           5,724

Other creditors





      (2,066)

          (3,043)

Other loans





      (4,000)

          (4,000)

Purchase consideration on inventories falling due within one year


    (10,000)

          (9,600)

Purchase consideration on inventories falling due after more than one year


    (19,000)

        (15,534)

Total identifiable net liabilities





     (2,889)

                     -








No revenue contributed by Wilton Park Developments Limited has been included within the consolidated statement of comprehensive income since December 2014. No profit has been contributed by Wilton Park Developments Limited in that period. There were no costs incurred in relation to this acquisition. There were interest costs and tax on intercompany profits which have been eliminated on acquisition. These make up the amounts attributed to non-controlling interests. The difference between the acquiree's book value and the fair value of purchase consideration due at a later date is the discount which is applied to these amounts under IAS 39.








               

17. CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES









 

During the year the Group changed its investment property accounting policy from a 'deemed cost' basis to a 'fair value' basis. Further information on the valuation methods used can be found in note 8. The Directors are of the opinion that the revaluation model gives a more accurate reflection of the value of the investment properties held by the Group. The Group also adopted IFRS 10 and this resulted in the consolidation of DGVL. Further information on the reasons for this change can be found in note 4. The impact of these changes in policy on each line item of the Group Income Statement, Group Statement of Financial Position and Group Statement of Cash Flows for the current and the prior year is shown in the table below for investment properties and for the prior year only for the adoption of IFRS 10 as we have taken advantage of the IFRS 10 transition exemption:


Prior to change in accounting policies


Adjustments


Restated

 


2015
£000

2014
£000

2013
£000


2015
£000 Revalu-ation

2014 £000 DGVL

2014 £000 Revalu-ation

2013 £000 DGVL

2013  £000 Revalu-ation

 

2015  £000

2014  £000

2013 £000

 

Group Income Statement














 

- turnover

     114,219

     39,824

                -


                -

    19,085

                -

                -

               -

 

   114,219

         58,909

                     -

 

- cost of sales

     (79,841)

    (24,126)

                -


                -

   (18,731)

                -

                -

               -

 

    (79,841)

        (42,857)

                     -

 

- gross profit

       34,378

     15,698

                -


                -

     354

                -

                -

               -

 

     34,378

         16,052

                     -

 

- administrative expenses

        (6,021)

      (4,353)

                -


                -

          (87)

                -

                -

               -

 

      (6,021)

          (4,440)

                     -

 

- revaluation of investment properties

                  -

                -

                -


     14,519

               -

       2,300

                -

               -

 

     14,519

           2,300

                     -

 

- operating profit

       27,816

     10,523

                -


     14,519

     267

       2,300

                -

               -

 

     42,335

         13,090

                     -

 

- net interest

        (8,172)

      (2,500)

                -


                -

     (1,590)

                -

                -

               -

 

      (8,172)

          (4,090)

                     -

 

- profit before tax

       19,509

       8,636

                -


     14,519

     (1,323)

       2,300

                -

               -

 

     34,028

           9,613

                     -

 











 




 

Earnings per share










 




 

- basic earnings per share in pence

           7.49

         2.87

                -


         7.17

0.59

-

 

14.67 

3.46

                     -

 

- diluted earnings per share in pence

           7.03

         2.70

                -


         6.73

0.56

-

 

13.76 

3.26

                     -

 











 




 

Group Statement of Financial Position










 




 

- investment properties

       15,362

       7,681

       7,681


     18,638

               -

       4,119

                -

       1,819

 

     34,000

         11,800

            9,500

 

- deferred tax

         2,641

       2,767

       3,414


      (2,093)

          802

      (2,093)

                509

     (2,512)

 

       548

           1,476

                1,411

 

- total non-current assets

       23,124

     11,197

     12,929


     16,545

          802

       2,026

                509

         (693)

 

     39,669

         14,025

          12,745

 

- inventories

     121,031

     90,275

     44,736


                -

    14,007

                -

     22,498

               -

 

   121,031

       104,282

          67,234

 

- trade and other receivables

         7,998

     13,983

     15,085


                -

     (3,551)

                -

    (9,119)

               -

 

       7,998

           10,432

            5,966

 

- cash and cash equivalents

       21,377

     11,169

     12,154


                -

        (105)

                -

               5

               -

 

     21,377

         11,064

          12,159

 

- total current assets

     150,407

   115,428

     72,976


                -

    10,351

                -

     13,384

               -

 

   150,407

       125,779

          86,360

 

- retained earnings

       12,261

       3,646

      (1,789)


     16,545

     (5,953)

       2,026

      (6,890)

         (693)

 

     28,806

           (281)

           (9,372)

 

- total equity attributable to shareholders

       72,252

     64,018

     57,730


     16,545

     (5,953)

       2,026

      (6,890)

         (693)

 

     88,797

         60,091

          50,147

 

- other loans

       18,724

       9,231

       4,710


                -

    11,949

                -

       7,556

               -

 

     18,724

         21,180

          12,266

 

- trade and other payables

       14,862

     10,497

       3,559


                -

      4,157

                -

       3,515

               -

 

     14,862

         14,654

            7,074

 

- corporation tax

         6,347

       2,808

          625


                -

            1

                -

                            -

               -

 

       6,347

           2,809

                625

 

- other financial liabilities

       10,881

       9,324

       7,947


                -

               -

                -

       6,727

               -

 

     10,881

           9,324

          14,674

 

- total current liabilities

       76,006

     51,052

     18,454


                -

    16,107

                -

     17,798

               -

 

     76,006

         67,159

          36,252

 











 




 

Group Statement of Cash Flows










 




 

- profit for the year before tax

       19,509

       8,636

                -


     14,519

     (1,323)

       2,300

                -

               -

 

     34,028

           9,613

                     -

 

- revaluation of investment properties

                  -

                -

                -


   (14,519)

               -

      (2,300)

                -

               -

 

    (14,519)

          (2,300)

                     -

 

- interest expense

         8,373

       2,808

                -


                -

      1,448

                -

                -

               -

 

       8,373

           4,256

                     -

 

- interest and similar income

           (201)

         (308)

                -


                -

          142

                -

                -

               -

 

         (201)

             (166)

                     -

 

- decrease/(increase) in inventories

       13,819

    (45,540)

                -


                -

    8,492

                -

                -

               -

 

     13,819

        (37,048)

                     -

 

- decrease/(increase) in trade and other receivables

         2,434

       1,365

                -


                -

     (5,727)

                -

                -

               -

 

       2,434

          (4,362)

                     -

 

- (decrease)/increase in trade and other payables

        (7,870)

       8,133

                -


                -

     (6,086)

                -

                -

               -

 

      (7,870)

           2,047

                     -

 

- net cash inflow/(outflow) from operating activities

       36,807

    (24,458)

                -


                -

     (3,054)

                -

                -

               -

 

     36,807

        (27,512)

                     -

 

- interest paid

        (7,172)

      (1,902)

                -


                -

     (1,449)

                -

                -

               -

 

      (7,172)

          (3,351)

                     -

 

- repayment of borrowings

     (36,568)

      (3,039)

                -


                -

     (7,068)

                -

                -

               -

 

    (36,568)

        (10,107)

                     -

 

- new loans

       35,544

     26,247

                -


                -

    11,461

                -

                -

               -

 

     35,544

         37,708

                     -

 

- net cash (outflow)/inflow from financing activities

        (9,795)

     21,620

                -


                -

      2,944

                -

                -

               -

 

      (9,795)

         24,564

                     -

 

- net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

       10,313

         (985)

                -


                -

        (110)

                -

                -

               -

 

     10,313

          (1,095)

                     -

 

- net cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

       11,064

     12,154

                -


                -

              5

                -

                -

               -

 

     11,064

         12,159

                     -

 

- net cash and cash equivalents at end of year

       21,377

     11,169

                -


                -

        (105)

                -

                -

               -

 

     21,377

         11,064

                     -

 

 

18. Publication of non-statutory accounts

The financial information set out in this preliminary announcement does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 435 of the Companies Act 2006. The Group Income Statement, the Group Statement of Comprehensive Income, the Group Statement of Financial Position at 30 June 2015, the Group Statement of Changes in Equity and the Group Statement of Cash Flows and associated notes for the year then ended have been extracted from the Group's financial statements. Those financial statements have not yet been delivered to the Registrar, nor have the auditors reported on them.

 

This statement is not being posted to shareholders. The Annual Report and Financial Statements will be posted to shareholders shortly. A copy will also be available on the Company's website, www.inlandhomes.co.uk in due course. Further copies are available on request to the Company Secretary at Inland Homes plc.           

 

 


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