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Mind Gym PLC Half year results

23/11/2020 7:00am

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Mind Gym PLC

23 November 2020

Mind Gym PLC

("Mind Gym", the "Group" or the "Company")

Half year results for the six months ended 30 September 2020

Mind Gym (AIM: MIND), the global provider of human capital and business improvement solutions, announces its half year results for the six months ended 30 September 2020.

Key Financials

 
                                      6 months       6 months       12 months        Change 
                                      to 30 Sept     to 30 Sept      to 31 Mar       (H1 FY21 
                                         2020           2019        2020 (FY20)     v H1 FY20) 
                                      (H1 FY21)      (H1 FY20) 
--------------------------------- 
  Revenue                             GBP14.5m       GBP23.9m        GBP48.2m         -40% 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Digitally enabled(1) revenue        GBP10.3m        GBP7.1m        GBP14.5m         +43% 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Gross profit margin                   88.3%          78.8%          79.9%          +9.5pps 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Adjusted PBT(2,3)                   GBP(1.3m)       GBP3.9m        GBP6.6m          -134% 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Statutory PBT                       GBP(2.0m)       GBP3.9m        GBP7.4m          -152% 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Diluted EPS                          (1.58p)         3.06p          5.91p           -152% 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Adjusted(2,3) Diluted EPS            (1.04p)         3.06p          5.22p           -134% 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Total Dividend per share(4)             -            0.9p            0.9p            n/a 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Total Cash                          GBP14.5m       GBP10.7m        GBP16.0m         +36% 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
  Cash generated from operations       GBP1.1m        GBP4.3m        GBP10.6m         -75% 
                                   -------------  -------------  --------------  ------------- 
 

(1) Digitally enabled revenue comprises revenue from our digital products and revenue for the delivery of virtual sessions.

(2) Adjustments include restructuring costs in H1 FY21 and employee share option surrender bonuses in FY20. A reconciliation of these adjustments is shown in Note 6.

(3) The definition of adjustments has been updated to remove share-based payments, in line with the FY20 presentation and the adjusted results for the six months ended 30 September 2019 have been restated as a result.

(4) FY20 dividend of 0.9p reflects interim dividend only and no final dividend.

Overview

-- Revenue decreased by 40% (39% on a constant currency basis) to GBP14.5 million (H1 FY20: GBP23.9 million) as COVID caused disruption to business activity and a suspension of face to face meetings.

o EMEA revenue decreased by 44% to GBP5.8 million (H1 FY20: GBP10.2 million).

o US revenue decreased by 37% (35% in constant currency) to GBP8.7 million (H1 FY20: GBP13.7 million).

-- Digitally-enabled revenue increased 43% to GBP10.3 million, (H1 FY20: GBP7.1 million) reflecting increased revenues from both digital products and live virtual deliveries:

o Digital product revenue grew by 7% to GBP2.1 million (GBP1.9 million) to represent 15% of total revenue (H1 FY20: 8%).

o Live virtual deliveries grew by 57% to GBP8.2 million, with strong feedback reflected in a 2% increase in participants rating courses as "Excellent" to 54% (H1 FY 20: 52%).

-- Repeat revenue(5) remained strong at 87% of Group revenue (H1 FY20: 92%) despite the impact of COVID.

-- Gross profit margin increased by 9.5 percentage points to 88.3% as a result of higher digital and virtual revenues.

-- Action taken to reduce ongoing costs whilst investing in accelerating the Group's digital strategy and continuing to innovate:

o People costs, excluding the new digital team, reduced by 9% on the comparative period last year and average headcount, excluding the digital team, reduced by 1%. Savings in basic salaries of 15% on the comparative period last year through temporary and permanent measures were partially offset by new heads in marketing and other areas.

o GBP1.2 million invested in new digital products to be launched next financial year, the majority in recruiting 19 digital specialists as at 30 September 2020.

o Product innovation has included an "on demand" digital e-workout offering; new DEI white paper; diversity and inclusion and wellness products; and remote working workouts.

o Investment in marketing has increased. This includes a strategic re-branding that will be launched along with a new website and marketing campaigns in Q1 FY22.

-- Adjusted(2) loss before tax of GBP1.3 million (H1 FY20: GBP3.9 million) before GBP0.7 million of restructuring costs, with the Group having operated profitably by the end of the period.

-- Cash balance remains strong at GBP14.5 million (H1 FY20: GBP10.7 million) due to continued working capital improvements to support continued investments.

-- Cash generated from operations remained positive at GBP1.1 million (H1 FY20: GBP4.3 million).

Due to the continued uncertainty in light of further cycles of lockdowns across the world and the allocation of excess cash to digital investment, no interim dividend will be paid.

(5) Repeat revenue is defined as revenue from clients that have purchased products during a comparative period in one or more of the previous three years.

Outlook

Due to the continuing global and economic uncertainties caused by COVID, it remains too early for the Group to reinstate guidance. However, there has been a month-on-month increase in revenue since July, with October delivering the largest monthly revenue in the year to date with the smallest year on year reduction at -15% versus October last year. We expect this trend in performance to continue and therefore anticipate full year revenue being down 20% to 30% and a return to profitability in H2 resulting in a small loss for the full year. Furthermore, despite the planned investment of GBP2.8 million in new digital products during H2, cash at bank at year end is expected to be between GBP9 and GBP11 million. Meanwhile, the Group remains focused on the medium to long term and is pushing ahead with investment in its strong digital proposition, the demand for which has been strongly reinforced by COVID.

Octavius Black, Chief Executive Officer of Mind Gym, said:

" The last quarter of FY20 and the first half of FY21 saw the nature of work and workplaces irreversibly altered by the global COVID crisis which meant that first half revenue was down 40% on the comparative period. However, in each month since the nadir in July, year-on-year revenue has continued to improve which implies a marked improvement in overall performance in H2 compared with H1. Our reputation for strong live delivery through virtual channels, built over ten years, has protected the business through lockdown and our rapid innovation has kept us highly relevant during this very human crisis.

The Group continues to invest in areas that support medium term growth including marketing and new senior hires, as well as a major investment in accelerating our digital strategy. Our robust cash balance protects the business and supports our ongoing digital investment to ensure Mind Gym continues to grow its share of the corporate human performance and behavioural change market.

The macro outlook remains highly unpredictable, however we are confident that when the greatest COVID risks have passed, the business will be in a stronger position than ever to realise the market opportunity and return to robust, sustainable growth."

The Company will host a webcast and conference call for analysts and investors at 11:00am GMT today. Octavius Black, Co-Founder and CEO, and Richard Steele, CFO, will provide an update on trading and outlook and Elaine Safier, Chief Digital Officer, will provide an update on the Group's digital strategy. If you would like to attend the webcast and conference call, please contact natalie.clarke@liberum.com for further details.

Enquiries:

 
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About Mind Gym

Mind Gym is a company that delivers business improvement solutions using scalable, proprietary products which are based on behavioural science. The Group operates in three global markets: business transformation, human capital management and learning & development.

Mind Gym is listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (ticker: MIND) and headquartered in London. The business has offices in London, New York and Singapore.

Further information is available at www.themindgym.com

Half Yearly report

Business overview

COVID and its global consequences disrupted a five-year revenue CAGR of 20% to 31 March 2020 for the Group. As face to face meetings were cancelled across the world and clients pressed pause to fathom their business needs and responses, the Group saw revenue drop by 40% YOY (EMEA -44%, US -37%) with COVID having a material impact in both regions. While new lockdowns across the EU and the UK along with unknown outcomes in the US prevent us from reinstating guidance at this time, the Group has seen continued month on month improvement since July with September performing at -29% YOY and October at -15% YOY.

Repeat revenue remained strong at 87% (H1 FY20: 92%) and we continued to be well diversified across many sectors, led by technology, financial services and pharma.

Revenue from the Group's top 25 clients contributed 35% of revenue which was down on 46% for the same period last year due to larger size projects being paused.

The trends in workplace habits and needs accelerated by COVID had been identified and planned for by the Group already. Mind Gym's coaches are trained in the specific skills required to deliver content remotely and our operating and commercial practices empowered a rapid adaptation from live in-person (H1 FY20: 63%) to 100% live remote delivery without any compromise on quality. The Group's participant scores rating courses "Excellent" increased on the comparative period last year by 2% to 54% (H1 FY20: 52%).

As a result, the Group has seen its digitally-enabled revenues grow by 43% in H1 to GBP10.3 million. Within this, digital products grew by 7% to GBP2.1 million, representing a 6% increase in the proportion of Group revenues, up from 8% to 15%. Together, the increased digital mix and move to 100% virtual live delivery drove the Group's gross profit margin up 9.5 percentage points to 88.3%.

Like many other businesses, it was necessary to move rapidly to rationalise the cost base, although the unprecedented speed and severity of the pandemic's consequences meant this was to some extent reactive. Temporary people cost reductions were shared across all employees in the first quarter and led to a 19% reduction in staff costs on the same quarter in the previous period, permanent reductions at the start of the second quarter equated to a 10% reduction on the same period last year. These cost reductions were offset by our commitment to keep investing for growth. The Group commenced an investment programme to build a marketing function, revamp the website and a rebrand. In addition, the Group continues to invest in new leadership and the sales team. Nonetheless, reductions in people costs of 9% helped to mitigate the reduction in revenue which resulted in an adjusted loss of GBP1.3 million, as the Group also accelerated its investment in its digital strategy.

The balance sheet remains strong with no bank debt and cash of GBP14.5 million at 30 September. Further improvements in working capital meant that GBP1.1 million of cash was generated from operations despite the reduced revenue. This strong financial position provides resilience during these challenging times as well as the funds to invest in our digital proposition.

Innovation

The agility and capability of the Group's team of behavioural scientists and creatives came once again to the fore during the pressures in H1. The Group is pleased to report that the six month period included the creation of products to help clients meet the demands of the COVID crisis and consequent remote working, the response to the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter, and increasing concerns about employee wellness (a multi-billion pound market). In addition, the research and writing of the new Diversity and Inclusion research paper was completed for launch in H2.

Digital Innovation

H1 saw preparation of an "on demand" digital package of all our 78 existing e-workouts for launch in early H2, which will help accelerate digital growth. The Group also set up an e-commerce trial, opening up another potential route to market.

The scope and timelines of the longer-term digital strategy have been refined and accelerated due to learnings from COVID. Two new products, one fully digital and one digitally enabled, and both of which address a large market opportunity, are planned for launch in H1 FY22. These are significant in their own right as well as important building blocks in delivering the longer-term digital strategy.

Despite the rationalisation of the cost base due to COVID revenue impact, the Group has continued to invest GBP1.2 million in the building of a digital team over H1. The digital product and platform innovation is capex which we will start to amortise when the first new products become revenue-generating in H2 FY22.

Team

Over the past two years, the Group has invested in senior leadership in line with its ambition for digital transformation and growth. The Board is confident that the leadership team has the potential to drive recovery and growth in a post COVID time.

Overall, the Group has overseen a 1% reduction in average headcount, excluding digital, versus the prior period. Of new hires, the 19 new digital heads are included in capex, in addition to shorter term contractors, at a cost of GBP1.2 million. The ease of transition of the Group to digitally enabled and digital revenue suggests the Board's confidence is well placed.

Board

As announced on 16 October 2020, the Board welcomed the appointment of Trevor Phillips as a Non-Executive Director and Sally Tilleray has become Senior Independent Director, following Baroness Dido Harding stepping down.

As announced separately today, the Board is also delighted that Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE has joined as a Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.

Financial Performance

As a result of the anticipated disruption to our clients, revenue for the six months to 30 September 2020 decreased 40% (39% on a constant currency basis) to GBP14.5 million (H1 FY20: GBP23.9 million).

In EMEA, revenue decreased by 44% to GBP5.8 million (H1 FY20: GBP10.2 million), representing 40% of total revenue. Revenue from the top 25 clients decreased to 53% of regional revenue (H1 FY20: 70%).

In the US, revenue decreased by 37% (35% on a constant currency basis) to GBP8.7 million (H1 FY20: GBP13.7 million), representing 60% of total revenue. Revenue from the top 25 clients decreased to 50% of regional revenue (H1 FY20: 55%).

Revenue from digital products in H1 FY21 increased by 7.4% to GBP2.1 million (H1 FY20: GBP1.9 million), representing 14.6% of total revenue (H1 FY20: 8.3%); a 6% increase. Digitally-enabled revenue (including workouts delivered virtually) increased by 43% to GBP10.3 million (H1 FY20: GBP7.1 million), representing 72% of total revenue (H1 FY20: 30%), following the significant shift to virtual deliveries driven by our response to COVID.

Gross profit in the period decreased by 32% to GBP12.8 million (H1 FY20: GBP18.9 million). However, gross profit as a percentage of revenue in the period increased by 9.5 percentage points on the prior period to 88.3%. The increase reflects the higher mix of digital and digitally-enabled revenues in the period.

The Group has taken action to reduce costs to reflect current revenues, whilst continuing to invest to support growth. In H1, people costs before restructuring costs reduced by GBP1.1 million, or 9% on the comparative period last year; as a result of the measures taken, including temporary salary reductions, greater part-time work during lock down and restructuring, partially offset by continued investment in leadership, sales team and marketing.

As a result of the revenue reduction, and the continued investment in the Group's digital strategy, the Group reported an adjusted loss before tax of GBP1.3 million (H1 FY20: profit of GBP3.9 million). Restructuring costs comprising redundancy payments and related consulting and legal costs of GBP0.7 million are presented as adjusted items, resulting in a statutory loss before tax of GBP2.0 million (H1 FY20: profit of GBP3.9 million). The definition of adjustments was updated for the year ended 31 March 2020 to remove share-based payments and the adjusted results for the six months ended 30 September 2019 have been restated as a result.

The tax credit of GBP0.4 million represents an effective tax rate on profit before tax of 21.3% (H1 FY20: 21.0%). Excluding tax on adjusted items, the adjusted effective tax rate on profit before tax was 21.9% (H1 FY20: 21.0%).

Basic loss per share in H1 2020 was 1.58 pence (H1 FY20: earnings of 3.07 pence). Adjusted diluted loss per share as set out in Note 8 was 1.04 pence (H1 FY20: earnings of 3.06 pence).

The Group continues to generate cash from operating activities with no adverse impact from COVID on collections, with cash generated from operations of GBP1.1 million (H1 FY20: GBP4.3 million). Trade receivable and accrued income days reduced by 23% to 65 days, from 85 days at September 2019. Overdue debt has fallen from 24% of trade debtors at 30 September 2019 to 14% of trade debtors at 30 September 2020. Debtors over 60 days overdue improved to 2% of total debtors in the period (H1 FY20: 5%).

The costs associated with developing new digital products meet the definition of development costs under IAS 38, 'Intangible assets', and have therefore been capitalised in the period. The GBP1.2 million (H1 FY20: nil) investment is presented in the cash flow statement as the purchase of intangible assets. Cash at the end of the period was GBP14.5 million (H1 FY20: GBP10.7 million).

Overall net assets decreased by GBP1.5m million to GBP16.1 million in the period to 30 September 2020 (FY20: GBP17.6 million).

Dividend

Due to the continued uncertainty in light of further cycles of lockdowns across the world and the allocation of excess cash to digital investment, no interim dividend will be paid.

Outlook

Present uncertainties prevent the Group from reinstating guidance. However, we can report an ongoing recovery in the Group's month on month performance since July as well as an increased pipeline, with October 2020 narrowing to a 15% revenue reduction on October last year. We expect this trend in performance to continue and therefore anticipate full year revenue being down 20% to 30% and a return to profitability in H2 resulting in a small loss for the full year. Furthermore, despite the planned investment of GBP2.8 million in new digital products during H2, cash at bank at year end is expected to be between GBP9 million and GBP11 million. The Group therefore expects to be able to withstand destabilised markets due to further waves of COVID and the unwinding of government measures for some industries, as it refines the products needed for clients to navigate turbulent and challenging times. Notwithstanding further severe escalations in pandemic related disruption, the Group has a strong cash balance and a compelling digital strategy to increase market share over the medium to longer term.

Joanne Cash

Chair

Octavius Black

Chief Executive Officer

   MIND GYM PLC     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME 
 
                                                              6 months        6 months 
                                                                    to              to       Year to 
                                                               30 Sept         30 Sept      31 March 
                                                                  2020           2019*          2020 
                                                           (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
                                                  Note         GBP'000         GBP'000       GBP'000 
  Continuing operations 
  Revenue                                          3            14,468          23,936        48,249 
Cost of sales                                                  (1,687)         (5,076)       (9,680) 
                                                        --------------  --------------  ------------ 
  Gross profit                                                  12,781          18,860        38,569 
Administrative expenses                                       (14,699)        (14,977)      (31,147) 
                                                        --------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
    Operating (loss)/profit                                    (1,918)           3,883         7,422 
 
    Finance income                                 5                 8              15            51 
  Finance costs                                    5              (82)            (35)          (75) 
                                                        --------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
  (Loss)/profit before taxation                                (1,992)           3,863         7,398 
 
Adjusted* (loss)/profit before tax                             (1,330)           3,863         6,633 
  Restructuring costs                              6             (662)               -             - 
  Employee options surrender credit                6                 -               -           765 
 
  Total adjustments                                6             (662)               -           765 
                                                        --------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
    (Loss)/profit before tax                                   (1,992)           3,863         7,398 
----------------------------------------------  ------  --------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
  Tax on (loss)/profit                             7               424           (813)       (1,493) 
                                                        --------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
    (Loss)/profit for the financial period 
    from continuing operations attributable 
    to owners of the parent                                    (1,568)           3,050         5,905 
                                                        ==============  ==============  ============ 
 
  Items that may be reclassified subsequently 
   to profit or loss 
Exchange translation differences on 
 consolidation                                                   (116)             117            88 
                                                        --------------  --------------  ------------ 
Other comprehensive income for the 
 period attributable to the owners of 
 the parent                                                      (116)             117            88 
                                                        --------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
  Total comprehensive income for the 
  period attributable to the owners of 
  the parent                                                   (1,684)           3,167         5,993 
                                                        ==============  ==============  ============ 
 
Earnings per share (pence) 
  Basic                                            8           (1.58)p           3.07p         5.93p 
  Diluted                                          8           (1.58)p           3.06p         5.91p 
Adjusted earnings per share (pence) 
  Basic                                            8           (1.04)p           3.07p         5.24p 
  Diluted                                          8           (1.04)p           3.06p         5.22p 
                                                        ==============  ==============  ============ 
 

* the definition of adjustments has been updated to remove share-based payments and the adjusted results for the six months ended 30 September 2019 have been restated as a result.

   MIND GYM PLC     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION 
 
                                                                     30 September           31 
                                                     30 September            2019        March 
                                                             2020                         2020 
                                                      (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)    (Audited) 
                                             Note         GBP'000         GBP'000      GBP'000 
Non-current assets 
Intangible assets                             10            1,306             427           95 
Property, plant and equipment                               3,904           1,743        4,395 
Deferred tax assets                                           520             375           85 
Other receivables                                             507               -          567 
                                                   --------------  --------------  ----------- 
                                                            6,237           2,545        5,142 
Current assets 
Inventories                                                     -              63           73 
Trade and other receivables                   11            6,176          12,301       10,131 
Current tax receivable                                        176           1,196            - 
Cash and cash equivalents                                  14,549          10,743       15,952 
                                                   --------------  --------------  ----------- 
                                                           20,901          24,303       26,156 
                                                   --------------  --------------  ----------- 
 
    Total assets                                           27,138          26,848       31,298 
                                                   ==============  ==============  =========== 
 
  Current liabilities 
  Trade and other payables                    12            7,083           8,395        8,921 
  Lease liability                                             889             570          914 
  Provisions                                                    -             814            - 
  Redeemable preference shares                                 50              50           50 
  Current tax payable                                          52             683          384 
                                                   --------------  --------------  ----------- 
                                                            8,074          10,512       10,269 
  Non-current liabilities 
  Lease liability                                           3,004             996        3,472 
 
  Total liabilities                                        11,078          11,508       13,741 
                                                   --------------  --------------  ----------- 
 
    Net assets                                             16,060          15,340       17,557 
                                                   ==============  ==============  =========== 
 
    Equity 
  Share capital                               13                1               1            1 
Share premium                                                 112             112          112 
Share option reserve                                          871             475          684 
Retained earnings                                          15,076          14,752       16,760 
                                                   --------------  --------------  ----------- 
 
    Equity attributable to owners of the 
    parent Company                                         16,060          15,340       17,557 
                                                   ==============  ==============  =========== 
 

The Board of Directors approved these condensed interim financial statements on 20 November 2020.

   MIND GYM PLC     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY 
 
                                                                          Share 
                                                  Share       Share      option     Retained 
                                                capital     premium     reserve     earnings    Total equity 
                                       Note     GBP'000     GBP'000     GBP'000      GBP'000         GBP'000 
 
    At 1 April 2019                                   1         112         340       13,177          13,630 
                                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ===========  ============== 
 
    Profit for the period                             -           -           -        3,050           3,050 
 
    Other comprehensive income: 
  Exchange translation differences 
   on consolidation                                   -           -           -          117             117 
                                             ----------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -------------- 
  Total comprehensive income 
   for the period                                                 -           -        3,167           3,167 
  Credit to equity for share 
   based payments                        14           -           -         135            -             135 
  Tax relating to share-based 
   payments                                           -           -           -            -               - 
  Dividends                               9           -           -           -      (1,592)         (1,592) 
                                             ----------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -------------- 
 
    At 30 September 2019                              1         112         475       14,752          15,340 
                                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ===========  ============== 
 
 
    Profit for the period                             -           -           -        2,855           2,855 
 
    Other comprehensive income: 
  Exchange translation differences 
   on consolidation                                   -           -           -         (29)            (29) 
                                             ----------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -------------- 
  Total comprehensive income 
   for the period                                     -           -           -        2,826           2,826 
  Credit to equity for share 
   based payments                        14           -           -         209            -             209 
  Tax relating to share-based 
   payments                                           -           -           -           77              77 
  Dividends                               9           -           -           -        (895)           (895) 
                                             ----------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -------------- 
 
    At 31 March 2020                                  1         112         684       16,760          17,557 
                                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ===========  ============== 
 
    Loss for the period                               -           -           -      (1,568)         (1,568) 
 
    Other comprehensive income: 
  Exchange translation differences 
   on consolidation                                   -           -           -        (116)           (116) 
                                             ----------  ----------  ----------  -----------  -------------- 
  Total comprehensive income 
   for the period                                     -           -           -      (1,684)         (1,684) 
  Credit to equity for share 
   based payments                        14           -           -         187            -             187 
 
    At 30 September 2020                              1         112         871       15,076          16,060 
                                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ===========  ============== 
 
   MIND GYM PLC     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS 
 
                                                          6 months        6 months 
                                                                to              to       Year to 
                                                           30 Sept         30 Sept      31 March 
                                                              2020            2019          2020 
                                                       (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
                                             Note          GBP'000         GBP'000       GBP'000 
Cash flows from operating activities 
  (Loss)/profit for the financial 
   period                                                  (1,568)           3,050         5,905 
 
    Adjustments for: 
Amortisation of intangible assets                               26              29           444 
Depreciation of tangible assets                                546             321           717 
  Net finance costs                                             74              20            24 
  Taxation (credit)/charge                                   (424)             813         1,493 
Decrease/(increase) in inventories                              73            (10)          (20) 
Decrease in trade and other receivables                      4,003             267         2,279 
Decrease in payables and provisions                        (1,838)           (330)         (571) 
Share based payment charge                     14              187             135           344 
                                                   ---------------  --------------  ------------ 
Cash generated from operations                               1,079           4,295        10,615 
Net tax (paid)/received                                      (517)               2           638 
Net cash generated from operating 
 activities                                                    562           4,297        11,253 
                                                   ---------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
  Cash flows from investing activities 
Purchase of intangible assets                              (1,237)            (11)          (94) 
Purchase of property, plant and 
 equipment                                                   (187)           (105)         (556) 
Interest received                                                8              15            51 
                                                   ---------------  --------------  ------------ 
Net cash used in investing activities                      (1,416)           (101)         (599) 
                                                   ---------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
    Cash flows from financing activities 
  Cash repayment of lease liabilities                        (444)           (304)         (565) 
  Dividends paid                                8                -         (1,592)       (2,487) 
Net cash used in financing activities                        (444)         (1,896)       (3,052) 
                                                   ---------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
  Net (decrease)/increase in cash 
  and cash equivalents                                     (1,298)           2,300         7,602 
Cash and cash equivalents at 
 beginning of period                                        15,952           8,294         8,294 
  Effect of foreign exchange rate 
   changes                                                   (105)             149            56 
                                                   ---------------  --------------  ------------ 
Cash and cash equivalents at 
 the end of period                                          14,549          10,743        15,952 
                                                   ===============  ==============  ============ 
 
  Cash and cash equivalents at 
  the end of period comprise: 
Cash at bank and in hand                                    14,549          10,743        15,952 
                                                   ===============  ==============  ============ 
 
   MIND GYM PLC     NOTES TO THE GROUP FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
   1.   General information 

Mind Gym plc ("the Company") is a public limited company incorporated in England & Wales and its ordinary shares are traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange ("AIM"). The address of the registered office is 160 Kensington High Street, London W8 7RG. The group consists of Mind Gym plc and its subsidiaries, Mind Gym (USA) Inc., Mind Gym Performance (Asia) Pte. Ltd and Mind Gym (Canada) Inc. (together "the Group").

The principal activity of the Group is to apply behavioural science to transform the performance of companies and the lives of the people who work in them. The Group does this primarily through research, strategic advice, management and employee development, employee communication, and related services.

   2.   Basis of preparation 

The condensed interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the AIM Rules for Companies. As permitted, the Company has chosen not to adopt IAS 34 "Interim Financial Statements" in preparing this interim financial information. The condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 March 2020, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union, including interpretations issued by the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee ("IFRIC"), and with the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies reporting under IFRS. The unaudited interim financial information does not constitute statutory accounts within the meaning of the Companies Act 2006. This interim report, which has neither been audited nor reviewed by independent auditors, was approved by the board of directors on 20 November 2020.

Statutory accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 were approved by the Board of Directors on 10 June 2020 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified, did not contain an emphasis of matter paragraph and did not contain any statement under Section 498 of the Companies Act 2006.

The interim financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis under the historical cost convention.

The interim financial statements are presented in pounds sterling. All values are rounded to GBP1,000 except where otherwise indicated.

The accounting policies used in preparing the interim results are the same as those applied to the latest audited annual financial statements.

   3.   Segmental analysis 

Operating segments are reported in a manner consistent with the internal reporting provided to the chief operating decision maker, who is responsible for allocating resources and assessing performance of the business. The chief operating decision maker has been identified as the Board. The Group has two operating segments: EMEA (comprising the United Kingdom and Singapore) and America (comprising the United States and Canada).

Both segments derive their revenue from a single business activity, the provision of human capital and business improvement solutions.

The Group's business is not highly seasonal and the Group's customer base is diversified with no individually significant customer.

Segment results for the 6 months ended 30 September 2020 (Unaudited)

Segment result

 
                                           EMEA    America       Total 
                                        GBP'000    GBP'000     GBP'000 
Revenue                                   5,764      8,704      14,468 
Cost of sales                             (747)      (940)     (1,687) 
Administrative expenses                 (7,776)    (6,923)    (14,699) 
                                      ---------  ---------  ---------- 
Profit before inter-segment charges     (2,759)        841     (1,918) 
Inter-segment charges                     1,228    (1,228)           - 
                                      ---------  ---------  ---------- 
Operating profit - segment result       (1,531)      (387)     (1,918) 
Finance income                                                       8 
Finance costs                                                     (82) 
                                                            ---------- 
Profit before tax                                              (1,992) 
                                                            ========== 
 

Adjusted profit before tax

 
                                         EMEA    America      Total 
                                      GBP'000    GBP'000    GBP'000 
Operating profit - segment result     (1,531)      (387)    (1,918) 
Restructuring costs                       587         75        662 
Adjusted EBIT                           (944)      (312)    (1,256) 
Finance income                                                    8 
Finance costs                                                  (82) 
Adjusted profit before tax                                  (1,330) 
                                                          ========= 
 

The mix of revenue for the six months ended 30 September 2020 is set out below.

 
                                         EMEA       America       Group 
     Delivery                           59.6%         55.8%       57.3% 
     Design                             13.0%         12.1%       12.5% 
     Digital                            12.6%         16.0%       14.6% 
     Licensing and certification         8.7%         10.0%        9.5% 
     Other                               3.1%          5.0%        4.3% 
     Advisory                            3.0%          1.1%        1.9% 
 

Segment results for the 6 months ended 30 September 2019 (Unaudited)

Segment result

 
                                           EMEA    America       Total 
                                        GBP'000    GBP'000     GBP'000 
Revenue                                  10,203     13,733      23,936 
Cost of sales                           (2,309)    (2,767)     (5,076) 
Administrative expenses                 (7,560)    (7,417)    (14,977) 
                                      ---------  ---------  ---------- 
Profit before inter-segment charges         334      3,549       3,883 
Inter-segment charges                     2,688    (2,688)           - 
                                      ---------  ---------  ---------- 
Operating profit - segment result         3,022        861       3,883 
Net finance costs                                                 (20) 
                                                            ---------- 
Profit before taxation                                           3,863 
                                                            ========== 
 

Adjusted profit before tax

 
                                         EMEA    America      Total 
                                      GBP'000    GBP'000    GBP'000 
Operating profit - segment result       3,022        861      3,883 
Restructuring costs                         -          -          - 
Adjusted EBIT                           3,022        861      3,883 
Finance income                                                   15 
Finance costs                                                  (35) 
Adjusted profit before taxation                               3,863 
                                                          ========= 
 

The definition of adjustments has been updated to remove share-based payments and the adjusted results for the six months ended 30 September 2019 have been restated as a result.

The mix of revenue for the six months ended 30 September 2019 is set out below.

 
                                         EMEA       America       Group 
     Delivery                           59.9%         59.1%       59.4% 
     Design                             13.7%         18.4%       16.4% 
     Digital                             7.2%          9.1%        8.3% 
     Licensing and certification        13.9%          8.0%       10.5% 
     Other                               4.3%          3.7%        4.0% 
     Advisory                            1.0%          1.7%        1.4% 
 

Segment results for the year ended 31 March 2020 (Audited)

Segment result

 
                                            EMEA     America       Total 
                                         GBP'000     GBP'000     GBP'000 
Revenue                                   21,807      26,442      48,249 
Cost of sales                            (4,832)     (4,848)     (9,680) 
Administrative expenses                 (16,525)    (14,622)    (31,147) 
                                      ----------  ----------  ---------- 
Profit before inter-segment charges          450       6,972       7,422 
Inter-segment charges                      5,064     (5,064)           - 
                                      ----------  ----------  ---------- 
Operating profit - segment result          5,514       1,908       7,422 
Finance income                                                        51 
Finance costs                                                       (75) 
                                                              ---------- 
Profit before tax                                                  7,398 
                                                              ========== 
 

Adjusted profit before tax

 
                                         EMEA    America      Total 
                                      GBP'000    GBP'000    GBP'000 
Operating profit - segment result       5,514      1,908      7,422 
Employee options surrender costs            -      (765)      (765) 
Adjusted EBIT                           5,514      1,143      6,657 
Finance income                                                   51 
Finance costs                                                  (75) 
                                                          --------- 
Adjusted profit before tax                                    6,633 
                                                          --------- 
 

The mix of revenue for the year ended 31 March 2020 is set out below.

 
                                         EMEA       America       Group 
     Delivery                           58.2%         54.6%       57.2% 
     Design                             12.8%         16.2%       14.9% 
     Digital                             7.5%         10.0%        8.9% 
     Licensing and certification        14.4%         12.6%       12.0% 
     Other                               1.2%          1.8%        1.6% 
     Advisory                            5.9%          4.8%        5.4% 
 
   4.   Employees 

Staff costs were as follows:

 
                                           6 months to      6 months to     Year to 31 
                                          30 Sept 2020     30 Sept 2019     March 2020 
                                           (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                                               GBP'000          GBP'000        GBP'000 
 
Wages and salaries                               9,181           10,245         20,613 
Social security costs                              897              971          2,006 
Pension costs - defined contribution 
 plans                                             415              438            823 
Share-based payments                               187              135            344 
Restructuring payroll costs included 
 in adjusted items                                 583                -              - 
                                                11,263           11,789         23,786 
                                       ===============  ===============  ============= 
 

The average number of Group's employees by function was:

 
               6 months to      6 months to     Year to 31 
              30 Sept 2020     30 Sept 2019     March 2020 
               (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                   GBP'000          GBP'000        GBP'000 
Delivery               170              170            183 
Support                 63               66             64 
Digital                 11                -              - 
                       245              236            247 
           ===============  ===============  ============= 
 

The period end number of Group's employees by function was:

 
               6 months to      6 months to     Year to 31 
              30 Sept 2020     30 Sept 2019     March 2020 
               (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                   GBP'000          GBP'000        GBP'000 
Delivery               162              176            186 
Support                 59               67             69 
Digital                 19                -              - 
                       240              243            255 
           ===============  ===============  ============= 
 
   5.   Net finance costs 
 
                               6 months to      6 months to     Year to 31 
                              30 Sept 2020     30 Sept 2019     March 2020 
                               (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                                   GBP'000          GBP'000        GBP'000 
Finance income 
Bank interest receivable                 8               15             51 
 
Finance costs 
Lease interest (IFRS 16)              (82)             (35)           (75) 
                                      (74)             (20)           (24) 
                           ===============  ===============  ============= 
 
   6.   Adjustments 
 
                                       6 months to      6 months to     Year to 31 
                                      30 Sept 2020     30 Sept 2019     March 2020 
                                       (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)      (Audited) 
                                           GBP'000          GBP'000        GBP'000 
Restructuring costs                            662                -              - 
Employee options surrender costs                 -                -          (765) 
                                               662                -          (765) 
                                   ===============  ===============  ============= 
 

Restructuring costs in the six months ended 30 September 2020 include redundancy costs related to the headcount reduction exercise undertaken in response to the COVID-19 impact on the business.

Adjusted items for the six months ended 30 September 2019 have been restated to exclude share-based payments, which is consistent with the adjusted results presentation in the 2020 annual report.

The credit for employee option surrender costs in the year ended 31 March 2020 reflects the release of a provision in respect of compensation paid to a non-UK resident employee in relation to the IPO in June 2018. The employee left the business in October 2019.

   7.   Tax 

The adjusted tax credit of GBP292,000 (six months ended 30 September 2019: charge of GBP831,000; year ended 31 March 2020: charge of GBP1,420,000) represents an effective tax rate on adjusted loss before tax of 21.9% (six months ended 30 September 2019: 20.9%; year ended 31 March 2020: 21.4%).

The statutory tax credit of GBP424,000 (six months ended 30 September 2019: charge of GBP813,000; year ended 31 March 2020: charge of GBP1,493,000) represents an effective tax rate on loss before tax of 21.3% (six months ended 30 September 2019: 21.1%; year ended 31 March 2020: 20.2%).

   8.   Earnings per share 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year. The Company has potentially dilutive shares in respect of the share-based payment plans (see Note 14). Adjusted earnings per share removes the effect of restructuring and employee option surrender cost (see Note 6).

 
                                                                               31 March 
                                             30 Sept 2020    30 Sept 2019          2020 
                                              (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
Weighted average number of shares 
 in issue                                      99,532,575      99,493,210    99,493,210 
Potentially dilutive shares (weighted 
 average) *                                             -         296,431       445,571 
                                           --------------  --------------  ------------ 
Fully diluted number of shares (weighted 
 average)                                      99,532,575      99,789,641    99,938,781 
                                           --------------  --------------  ------------ 
 
 
 

*For 30 September 2020 dilutive potential ordinary shares have no effect on the calculation of diluted EPS as their conversion into ordinary shares cannot increase the loss per share.

 
                                          6 months to       6 months to     Year to 31 
                                         30 Sept 2020      30 Sept 2019     March 2020 
                                          (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)**      (Audited) 
                                                pence             pence          pence 
Basic earnings per share                       (1.58)              3.07           5.93 
Diluted earnings per share                     (1.58)              3.06           5.91 
Adjusted basic earnings per share              (1.04)              3.07           5.24 
Adjusted diluted earnings per share            (1.04)              3.06           5.22 
 

The reconciliation of statutory profit to adjusted profit for the financial period is as follows:

 
                                             6 months to       6 months to     Year to 31 
                                            30 Sept 2020      30 Sept 2019     March 2020 
                                             (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)**      (Audited) 
                                                 GBP'000           GBP'000        GBP'000 
Profit attributable to owners of the 
 parent                                          (1,568)             3,050          5,905 
Adjusted items                                       662                 -          (765) 
Tax on adjusted items                              (132)                 -             73 
                                         ---------------  ----------------  ------------- 
Adjusted profit attributable to owners 
 of the parent                                   (1,038)             3,050          5,213 
                                         ===============  ================  ============= 
 

** the definition of adjustments has been updated to remove share-based payments and the adjusted results for the six months ended 30 September 2019 have been restated as a result.

   9.   Dividends 
 
                                          Per share        6 months        6 months       Year to 
                                                         to 30 Sept      to 30 Sept      31 March 
                                                               2020            2019          2019 
                                                        (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
                                              Pence         GBP'000         GBP'000       GBP'000 
FY19 Final dividend (paid Aug 2019)            1.60               -           1,592         1,592 
FY20 Interim dividend (paid Jan 2020)          0.90               -               -           895 
                                                     --------------  --------------  ------------ 
                                                                  -           1,592         2,487 
                                                     ==============  ==============  ============ 
 
 

The Board did not propose a final dividend for the year ended 31 March 2020. No interim dividend is proposed for the period to 30 September 2020.

10. Intangible assets

 
                                      Development 
                           Patents          costs      Total 
                           GBP'000        GBP'000    GBP'000 
  Cost 
At 1 April 2020                 63          1,927      1,990 
Additions                        -          1,237      1,237 
                         ---------  -------------  --------- 
At 30 September 2020            63          3,164      3,227 
 
    Amortisation 
  At 1 April 2020               63          1,832      1,895 
  Amortisation charge            -             26         26 
                         ---------  -------------  --------- 
At 30 September 2020            63          1,858      1,921 
                         =========  =============  ========= 
 
    Net book value 
  At 31 March 2020               -             95         95 
                         ---------  -------------  --------- 
  At 30 September 2020           -          1,306      1,306 
                         =========  =============  ========= 
 

Development cost additions in the six months ended 30 September 2020 includes software development costs directly incurred in the creation of new digital assets.

11. Trade and other receivables

 
                                                       30 Sept      31 March 
                                  30 Sept 2020            2019          2020 
                                   (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
                                       GBP'000         GBP'000       GBP'000 
Trade receivables                        4,775           9,292         8,235 
Less provision for impairment            (218)           (104)         (303) 
                                --------------  --------------  ------------ 
Net trade receivables                    4,557           9,188         7,932 
Net investment in sub-lease                155               -           162 
Other receivables                          258             629           305 
Prepayments                                632             586           645 
Accrued income                             574           1,898         1,087 
                                         6,176          12,301        10,131 
                                ==============  ==============  ============ 
 

Non-current assets includes GBP277,000 (30 September 2019: GBPnil; 31 March 2020: GBP289,000) of prepayments in respect of property deposits and GBP230,000 (30 September 2019: GBPnil; 31 March 2020: GBP278,000) of net investment in sublease that will be recovered in over one year's time.

Trade receivables have been aged with respect to the payment terms as follows:

 
                                                    30 Sept      31 March 
                               30 Sept 2020            2019          2020 
                                (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
                                    GBP'000         GBP'000       GBP'000 
Not past due                          4,098           7,057         6,549 
Past due 0-30 days                      506           1,097         1,027 
Past due 31-60 days                      68             641           266 
Past due 61-90 days                      50             203           177 
Past due more than 90 days               53             294           216 
                                      4,775           9,292         8,235 
                             ==============  ==============  ============ 
 

12. Trade and other payables

 
                                                            30 Sept      31 March 
                                       30 Sept 2020            2019          2020 
                                        (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
                                            GBP'000         GBP'000       GBP'000 
Trade payables                                1,348           2,041         1,997 
Other taxation and social security              471             581           833 
Other payables                                  931             558           673 
Accruals                                      2,537           2,892         3,075 
Deferred income                               1,796           2,323         2,343 
                                              7,083           8,395         8,921 
                                     ==============  ==============  ============ 
 

13. Share capital

 
                                       30 Sept    30 Sept       30 Sept    30 Sept      31 March    31 March 
                                          2020       2020          2019       2019          2020        2020 
                                                     Cost                     Cost                      Cost 
                                        Number    GBP'000        Number    GBP'000        Number     GBP'000 
Ordinary shares of GBP0.0001 
 At 1 April                         99,493,210          1    99,493,210          1    99,493,210           1 
Issue of shares to satisfy             248,405          -             -          -             -           - 
 options 
  Ordinary shares of GBP0.00001 
   at period end                    99,741,615          1    99,493,210          1    99,493,210           1 
                                  ============  =========  ============  =========  ============  ========== 
 

14. Share based payments

The Group awards options to selected employees under a Long-Term Incentive Share Option Plan ("LTIP"). The options granted to date vest subject only to remaining employed up to the vesting date. Unexercised options do not entitle the holder to dividends or to voting rights.

The Group operates the Mind Gym plc Share Incentive Plan (SIP). An initial award of GBP1,000 of free shares was granted in October 2018 to all employees at the IPO price of 146 pence. The shares are held in an employee benefit trust and vest after three years subject only to remaining employed up to the vesting date. The holder is entitled to dividends over the vesting period.

On the 30(th) September 2019 the Group launched an annual Save As You Earn Scheme and an Employee Share Purchase Plan for all eligible employees in the UK and USA respectively.

The total share-based payments expense was:

 
                                            6 months                        Year to 
                                          to 30 Sept      6 months to      31 March 
                                                2020     30 Sept 2019          2020 
                                         (Unaudited)      (Unaudited)     (Audited) 
                                             GBP'000          GBP'000       GBP'000 
Equity settled share-based payments              187              135           344 
                                      ==============  ===============  ============ 
 

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