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Hawkwing PLC Interim Results

14/10/2020 7:00am

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Hawkwing PLC

14 October 2020

14 October 2020

Hawkwing plc

("Hawkwing" or the "Company")

Unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020

Hawkwing plc (LSE: HNG) announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020.

Financial Highlights

   --     Operating loss from continuing operations of $0.1 million (H1 2019 loss: $0.6 million) 
   --     Loss before tax of $0.1 million (H1 2019 loss: $0.6 million) 
   --     Loss per share from continuing operations of $0.10 cents (H1 2019 loss: $0.44 cents) 

Post Period

-- Moved listing from AIM to the Standard Segment of the Official List ("Standard List") on 30 September 2020

-- Raised GBP1.29 million, before expenses, as part of move to the Standard List by placing 43,116,659 at 3p a share

   --     Completed a 20:1 share consolidation 

Keith Sadler, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, commented: " In the first half of the year, our focus has been to ensure we maintained good cash control whilst moving to the Standard List; raising GBP1.29 million; and re-establish a listing for the Company's shares.

"The Company's strategy is to pursue an acquisition and we intend to target a business with the prospects of being profitable and cash generative. Having moved to the Standard List and strengthened the Company's balance sheet, we can focus on identifying such a business and look forward to updating the market as appropriate. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank all our shareholders for their continued support."

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

Enquiries:

 
 Hawkwing plc 
 Keith Sadler, Senior Independent 
  Non-Executive Director             +44 20 7618 9100 
                                    ----------------- 
 
 Beaumont Cornish 
 Roland Cornish and James Biddle     +44 20 7628 3396 
                                    ----------------- 
 
 Luther Pendragon 
 Harry Chathli, Alexis Gore          +44 20 7618 9100 
                                    ----------------- 
 

About Hawkwing plc

Hawkwing is a Standard List Cash Shell. It intends to pursue a reverse takeover transaction, with the aim of delivering shareholder value. The board intends to seek a business with the prospects of being profitable and cash generative. For more information, please visit www.hawkwing.co

Interim Management Report

Overview

During the first half of 2020 the Company reviewed its AIM listing and decided that a listing on the Standard List would be more appropriate as a Cash Shell. The move to the Standard List was completed on 30 September 2020 and the Company's balance sheet was strengthened with a fund raising of GBP1.29 million before costs.

The Directors believe the move to the Standard List increases the Company's ability to complete an acquisition. The funds raised will help the Company to evaluate potential acquisitions, undertake due diligence on prospective targets, and pay other transaction costs in connection with an acquisition.

The Company's strategy will focus on identifying an acquisition, targeting businesses with the prospects of being profitable and cash generative. The Directors will consider opportunities in a range of sectors and are focusing on an acquisition that can create value for shareholders in the form of capital growth and/or dividends.

Headline results

 
 For the six-month            2020      2019 
  period to 30 June                                Change 
                            $000's    $000's 
------------------------  --------  --------  ----------- 
 
 Revenue                         -         -            - 
 
 Operating income                -         -            - 
 
 Headline EBITDA             (145)     (524)       361.4% 
 
 Headline (loss)/profit 
  before tax                 (145)     (632)       435.9% 
 Headline loss per 
  share (cents)             (0.10)    (0.44)   0.34 cents 
 

Cash flow and net debt

The Company's cash balance as at 30 June 2020 was $0.03 million (H1 2019: $0.1 million) and it had no debt as at 30 June 2020. In September 2020, the Company raised GBP1.29 million of cash, before expenses.

Dividend

The Directors have not declared an interim dividend for the six months ended 30 June 2020. The Directors will continue to review the Company's dividend policy.

Current trading and outlook

Hawkwing is now a Standard List cash shell and the board, as stated previously, is seeking potential businesses that could be reversed into the Company. The board intend to identify a business with the prospects of being profitable and cash generative. The process of identifying such a business has started and the board look forward to updating the market as appropriate.

Risks and uncertainties

The Directors do not consider that the Company's principal risks and uncertainties have changed since the publication of its prospectus dated 23 September 2020, which contains a detailed explanation of the risks relevant to the Company on Page 12 and following and is available at https://hawkwing.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Prospectus-Final.pdf

Statement of directors' responsibilities in respect of the condensed interim report and consolidated financial statement

The Directors; being Keith Sadler; Ken Wotton; Ian Robinson and Dwight Mighty (all Non-Executive) confirm that the condensed set of interim financial statements has been prepared in accordance with international Accounting Standard 34 "interim financial reporting", as adopted by the European Union and that interim report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R and DTR 4.2.8R, namely an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months the financial year; and material related party transactions in the first six months and any material changes in the related party transactions described in the last annual report.

By order of the Board

Keith Sadler

Senior Independent Non Executive Director

Condensed Income statement (unaudited)

For the six month period to 30 June 2020

 
                                          6 month   6 month period 
                                        period to       to 30 June 
                                          30 June             2019 
                                             2020 
                                           $000's           $000's 
 Administrative expenses                    (145)            (632) 
 Operating loss                             (145)            (632) 
 
 Headline EBITDA                            (145)            (524) 
 
 Exceptional costs 3                            -            (108) 
 
 Operating                                  (145)            (632) 
 
 
 Loss before taxation                       (145)            (632) 
 Taxation                                       -                - 
                                      -----------  --------------- 
 Loss after taxation                        (145)            (632) 
 
 Loss after taxation for the period         (145)            (632) 
 
 
 

Loss for the year is entirely attributable to the owners of the company.

 
 (pe Loss per share attributable to the owners of 
  the company: 
 Basic (cents)                                        2   (0.10)   (0.44) 
 Diluted (cents)                                      2   (0.10)   (0.44) 
 
 
 

Condensed Comprehensive Income (unaudited)

For the six-month period to 30 June 2020

 
 
                                       6 month period to 30 June 2020   6 month period to 30 June 2019 
                                                               $000's 
                                                                                                $000's 
 
Loss for the period                                             (145)                            (632) 
 
 
Foreign exchange translation effect                               (9)                               12 
 
  Total comprehensive expense                                   (154)                            (620) 
 
 

Total comprehensive expense for the period is entirely attributable to the owners of the company.

Condensed Balance Sheet (unaudited)

 
 
                                                 Note    30 June 2020   30 June 2019   31 December 2019 
                                                               $000's         $000's             $000's 
                                                            Unaudited      Unaudited            Audited 
Current assets 
 
Trade and other receivables                                        80            117                 84 
 
Cash and cash equivalents                                          27            133                227 
 
Total current assets                                              107            250                311 
 
Current liabilities 
 
Trade and other payables                                         (75)          (247)              (125) 
 
Net current assets                                                 32              3                186 
 
 
Net assets                                                         32              3                186 
 
 
Equity 
Share capital                                                   4,473          4,473              4,473 
Share premium                                                  46,079         46,079             46,079 
Merger reserve                                                    309            309                309 
Foreign currency reserve                                      (7,165)        (7,149)            (7,157) 
Retained loss                                                (43,664)       (43,709)           (43,518) 
 
Equity attributable to owners of the company                       32              3                186 
 
 
 

Condensed Statement of Cash Flows (unaudited)

For the six-month period to 30 June 2020

 
 
                                                      6 month period to 30 June 2020    6 month period to 30 June 2019 
 
                                              Note                            $000's                            $000's 
                                                                           Unaudited                         Unaudited 
 
Net cash outflow from operating activities     5                               (191)                             (693) 
 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents                                      (191)                             (693) 
 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of 
 period                                                                          227                               814 
 
Foreign currency translation effect                                              (9)                                12 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                                        27                               133 
 
 

Condensed Statement of Changes in Equity (unaudited)

For the six-month period to 30 June 2020

 
                           Share      Share     Merger     Foreign   Retained     Total 
                         Capital    Premium    reserve    Currency       Loss 
                                                           Reserve 
                           $000s     $000's     $000's       $000s      $000s     $000s 
---------------------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------  ---------  -------- 
 
 Balance as at 1 
  January 2019             4,473     46,079        309     (7,161)   (43,077)       623 
 Total comprehensive 
  income for period            -          -          -          12      (632)     (620) 
 Balance as at 30 
  June 2019                4,473     46,079        309     (7,149)   (43,709)         3 
                       =========  =========  =========  ==========  =========  ======== 
 
 Balance as at 1 
  January 2020             4,473     46,079        309     (7,156)   (43,519)       186 
 Total comprehensive 
  income for period            -          -          -         (9)      (145)     (154) 
 Balance as at 30 
  June 2020                4,473     46,079        309     (7,165)   (43,519)        32 
                       =========  =========  =========  ==========  =========  ======== 
 
 

Notes to the Interim Report

General information

Hawkwing plc (the "Company") is incorporated and domiciled in the United Kingdom. The Company is listed on the Standard Segment of the Official List market of the London Stock Exchange. The registered address is 25 Walbrook, London EC4N 8AF.

Basis of preparation

The condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 "Half Year Financial Reporting" as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority. These condensed financial statements do not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006, do not include all the notes of the type normally included in an annual financial report and have not been audited or reviewed by the auditors pursuant to the Financial Reporting Council guidance on Review of Interim Financial Information. Accordingly, this report should be read in conjunction with the annual report for the year ended 31 December 2019 (the "Annual Financial Statements"), which has been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union ("IFRS"). The Annual Financial Statements constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006 and a copy these statutory accounts has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those statutory accounts was unqualified, drew attention to a material uncertainty in relation to going concern by way of emphasis, and did not contain a statement under 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The accounting policies adopted in the preparation of the condensed financial statements are consistent with those used to prepare the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019 and those applicable for the year ended 31 December 2020. The preparation of the condensed financial statements requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expense. Actual results may differ from these estimates. In preparing these condensed financial statements, the significant judgements made by management in applying the accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as those that applied to the Annual Financial Statements described above. The condensed financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, under the historical cost convention.

The reporting currency of the Company is US$, unless stated otherwise.

Application of new standards in issue

In the current period, no new or amended standards have been adopted for the period commencing on or after 1 January 2020 have had any impact on these financial statements.

Standards and interpretations not yet applied

The following relevant new standards, amendments to standards and interpretations have been issued, but are not effective for the financial year beginning on 1 January 2020, as adopted by the European Union, and have not been early adopted:

IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts (effective 1 January 2021)

Going concern

As a result of the move to the Standard List and the raising of GBP1.29 million, before costs, the Board continues to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the financial statements.

1. Segmental Analysis

The Company's single reporting segment is that of its activities as an investment holding company. This activity takes place wholly in the United Kingdom.

2. Loss per share

Basic and diluted loss per share attributable to ordinary shareholders:

 
 
                         6 month period    6 month period 
                             to 30 June        to 30 June 
                                   2020              2019 
                              cents per         cents per 
                                  share             share 
 
Basis loss per share             (0.10)            (0.44) 
Diluted loss per share           (0.10)            (0.44) 
 

The calculation of loss per share per share is based on the following data:

 
                                                       6 month period  6 month period 
                                                                           to 30 June 
                                                                                 2019 
                                                           to 30 June          $000's 
                                                                 2020 
                                                               $000's 
 
 
           Loss for the purposes of basic earnings 
            per share being net loss attributable to 
            owners of the Company                               (145)               (632) 
 
                                                            Number of           Number of 
                                                               Shares              Shares 
Weighted average number of shares in issue:               143,427,199         143,427,199 
 
 

3. Exceptional costs

Exceptional items comprise:

 
                                                  6 month period  6 month period 
                                                                      to 30 June 
                                                                            2019 
                                                      to 30 June          $000's 
                                                            2020 
                                                          $000's 
Continuing operations 
Impairment of loans                                            -           (117) 
Costs relating to offers by potential investors                -             225 
Total exceptional and acquisition related 
 costs                                                         -             108 
 
 

4. Taxation

The company incurred no current taxation liability in the 6 months to 30 June 2020 or the 6 months to 30 June 2019. The company has tax losses carried forward of $1,334,970 (2019:$764,892) in respect of which no deferred tax asset has been recognised due to uncertainty of the Company's expected future profitability

5. Notes to the Statement of Cash Flow

 
                                                 6 month period     6 month 
                                                                  period to 
                                                                    30 June 
                                                                       2019 
                                                     to 30 June      $000's 
                                                           2020 
                                                         $000's 
 
Operating loss for the period                             (145)       (632) 
 
 
Operating cash flows before movements in 
 working capital                                          (145)       (632) 
 
Decrease/(increase) in trade other receivables                9         117 
(Decrease) in trade other payables                         (55)       (177) 
 
Cash used in operations                                   (191)       (693) 
 
Income taxes paid                                             -           - 
 
Net cash outflow from operating activities                (191)       (693) 
 
 

Cash and cash equivalents comprise cash and short-term bank deposits with an original maturity of three months or less. The carrying amount of these assets is approximately equal to their fair value.

The Company's net debt has moved as follows during the period:

 
                             1 January    Cash flow     Non-cash    30 June 
                                  2020                 Movements       2019 
                                  $000         $000         $000       $000 
                           -----------  -----------  -----------  --------- 
 
  Cash and bank balances           227        (191)          (9)         27 
 
  Borrowings                         -            -            -          - 
 
  Net (debt)/cash                  227        (191)          (9)         27 
 

6. Interim accounts

This interim statement will be available on the Company's investor relations website at www.hawkwing.co

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