SILVERBRIDGE HOLDINGS LIMITED

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)

(Registration NUMBER 1995/006315/06)

Share code: “SVB” ISIN: ZAE000086229

(“SilverBridge” or “the Group” OR “THE COMPANY”)

Summarised audited consolidated RESULTS FOR THE year ENDED 30 June 2016 AND Notice of annual general meeting

GROUP PROFILE

SilverBridge offers reliable solutions that support the operations of companies offering financial products and services. Our understanding of contract administration processes helps our clients to improve and simplify their business processes. We achieve this by implementing our system platforms and customising them to meet product and process needs. In the last year we have extended our services to include cloud hosted solutions. This is a result of experience gained over many years.

Exergy is our flagship platform that enables core back office policy administration in the life assurance industry. The Exergy solution package can be customised to suit the needs of a life assurer’s on-premise software requirements. We have extended our portfolio to include group scheme administration, pension fund administration as well as elements of medical and short-term insurance. This caters for clients wanting to offer a wider range of financial services offerings.

We use a project approach to help our clients translate business objectives into IT requirements. We then implement sustainable solutions. Our software products and hosted services are rented to our customers on a usage basis.

Summarised audited consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the year ended 30 June 2016

 

Notes

2016

R’000

2015

R’000

Revenue 1.5 86 442 80 943
Other income 152 15
Personnel expenses (57 527) (55 161)
Depreciation and amortisation (1 395) (1 699)
Professional fees paid for services (5 666) (4 246)
Other expenses (9 969) (8 840)
Results from operating activities 12 037 11 012
Finance income 1 367 468
Finance expenses (250) (1)
Profit before income tax 13 154 11 479
Income tax (3 064) (3 136)
Profit and total comprehensive income for the year 10 090 8 343
Earnings per share
Basic earnings per share 1.3 29.1 24.1
Diluted earnings per share 1.3 27.5 23.7

Summarised audited consolidated statement of FINANCIAL Position as at 30 June 2016

 

Notes

2016

R’000

2015

R’000

ASSETS
Non-current assets 15 810 14 766
Equipment 983 992
Intangible assets and goodwill 12 371 11 286
Deferred tax assets 1 266 441
Withholding tax rebates receivable 1 190 2 047
Current assets 4 7229 37 191
Withholding tax rebates receivable 1 312 1 511
Income tax receivable 802
Revenue recognised not yet invoiced 1.4 4 737 2 684
Trade and other receivables 13 422 14 782
Cash and cash equivalents 26 956 18 214
Total assets 63 039 51 957
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Equity 47 988 39 188
Share capital 348 348
Share premium 11 871 11 871
Treasury shares (197) (197)
Share based payment reserve 910 462
Retained earnings 35 056 26 704
Non-current liabilities 1 098 308
Deferred tax liabilities 1 098 308
Current liabilities 13 953 12 461
Income tax payable 1 791 1 785
Trade and other payables 1.2 11 764 10 048
Deferred revenue 1.4 398 628
Total liabilities 15 051 12 769
Total equity and liabilities 63 039 51 957
Net asset value per share (cents) 138.4 113.0
Net tangible asset value per share (cents) 102.7 80.5

Summarised audited consolidated STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY for the year ended 30 June 2016

Share capital
R’000
Share premium R’000 Treasury shares

R’000

 Share based

payment

reserve

R’000

Retained

earnings

R’000

Total

equity

R’000

Balance at 1 July 2014 348 11 871 (197) 512 17 967 30 501
Total comprehensive income for the year
Profit for the year 8 343 8 343
Total comprehensive income for the year 8 343 8 343
Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity:
Contributions by and distributions to owners
Equity settled share based payment 344 344
Transfer of reserve of share options that did not vest (394) 394
Total transactions with owners (50) 394 344
Balance at 30 June 2015 348 11 871 (197) 462 26 704 39 188
Total comprehensive income for the year
Profit for the year 10 090 10 090
Total comprehensive income for the year 10 090 10 090
Transactions with owners, recorded directly in equity:
Dividend paid (1 738) (1 738)
Equity settled share based payment 448 448
Total transactions with owners 448 (1 738) (1 290)
Balance at 30 June 2016 348 11 871 (197) 910 35 056 47 988

Summarised audited consolidated CASH FLOW STATEMENT for the year ended 30 June 2016

2016

R’000

2015

R’000

Cash generated from operations 15 455 12 817
Interest received 1 367 468
Interest paid (1)
Taxation paid (3 894) (1 362)
Net cash inflow from operating activities 12 928 11 922
 

Cash flows from investing activities

Equipment acquired to maintain operations (585) (476)
Proceeds from sale of equipment 23
Cash outflow from capitalisation of development costs (1 886) (1 166)
Net cash used in investing activities (2 448) (1 642)
 

Cash flows from financing activities

Dividend paid (1 738)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 8 742 10 280
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year 18 214 7 934
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 26 956 18 214

Summarised audited consolidated SEGMENT REPORTS for the year ended 30 June 2016

Business segments

In the prior financial year, Connect support and Rubix support were reported separately. This has now been consolidated in to one Support services segment for the current and prior year since the Rubix support segment was relatively small.

A new business has been started during the year and therefore the additional segment, Hosting and outsourcing services, was established. This segment provides a range of complimentary managed services to our clients. The services include cloud-based hosting, outsourced technical services and full business process outsourcing. This represents a new initiative for the Group. It enables us to offer additional services to existing clients as well as make our offerings appeal to a wider range of potential clients. It will also help keep our offerings relevant with regard to technology trends. There are no comparative figures since it is a new segment.

Except for the above, the segment report has been prepared consistently with the previous year.

2016 Imple-

mentation

services

R’000

Support services R’000 Hosting and out-sourcing services

R’000

Rental and main-tenance

R’000

Research &

Develop-ment

R’000

Total R’000
Segment revenue 11 027 38 145 3 060 37 217 89 449
Segment revenue inter-group (1 900) (867) (240) (3 007)
Segment revenue external 11 027 36 245 2 193 36 977 86 442
Direct segment cost (5 775) (19 775) (3 562) (6 894) (6 603) (42 609)
Cost capitalised 1 885 1 885
Segment gross profit 5 252 16 470 (1 369) 30 083 (4 718) 45 718
Indirect segment cost (4 568) (14 458) (558) (7 002) (7 095) (33 681)
Segment result 684 2 012 (1 927) 23 080 (11 813) 12 037
Net finance income 1 117
Income tax (3 064)
Profit for the year 10 090

 

2015 Imple-

mentation

services

R’000

Support services R’000 Rental and main-tenance

R’000

Research &

Develop-pment

R’000

Total
R’000
Segment revenue 19 678 30 841 33 494 84 013
Segment revenue inter-group (3 019) (51) (3 070)
Segment revenue

external

19 678 27 822 33 443 80 943
Direct segment cost (9 862) (15 744) (8 007) (5 663) (39 276)
Cost capitalised 1 167 1 167
Segment gross profit 9 816 12 078 25 436 (4 496) 42 834
Indirect segment cost (8 934) (13 142) (5 302) (4 444) (31 822)
Segment result 882 (1 064) 20 134 (8 940) 11 012
Net finance income 467
Income tax (3 136)
Profit for the year 8 343

COMMENTARY

  1. Notes to the summarised audited consolidated financial statements
  • Basis of preparation

The summarised consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the requirements of the JSE Limited Listing Requirements for abridged reports, and the requirements of the Companies Act applicable to summary financial statements. The listing requirements require abridged reports to be prepared in accordance with the framework concepts and the measurement and recognition requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the SAICA Financial Reporting Guides as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee and the Financial Pronouncements as issued by the Financial Reporting Standards Council and to also, as a minimum, contain the information required by IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The accounting policies applied in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements, from which the summary consolidated financial statements were derived, are in terms of International Financial Reporting Standards and are consistent with the accounting policies applied in the preparation of the previous consolidated annual financial statements.

The consolidated abridged report is extracted from audited information, but is not itself audited.  PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc audited the financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016 and expressed an unmodified opinion on those financial statements. For a better understanding of the Group’s financial position and results of operations, these abridged financial statements must be read in conjunction with the Group’s audited financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016 which include all disclosures required by IFRS, and which are expected to be released on or about 19 September 2016. The Group’s integrated report which incorporates the Annual Financial Statements can be obtained from our website or by contacting the Company directly. These abridged financial statements were prepared by the Head of Finance and Shared Services, Petro Mostert CA (SA), under the supervision of the Financial Director, Lee Kuyper CA (SA).

The directors take full responsibility for the preparation of the abridged report and the financial information has been correctly extracted from the underlying annual financial statements.

1.2 Trade and other payables

Trade and other payables comprised of the following:

 2016

R’000

 2015

R’000

Trade payables 2 094 671
Other payables (accruals) 3 306 2 681
VAT payable 480 1 069
Incentive accrual 3 342 3 182
Leave accrual 2 542 2 445
Total trade and other payables 11 764 10 048

1.3 EARNINGS per share

Basic earnings per ordinary share

Basic earnings per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the profit for the year attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent, of R10.1 million (2015: R8.3 million) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year of 34.7 million (2015: 34.7 million).

2016 2015
Reconciliation of the weighted average number of shares in issue
Shares in issue at the beginning of the year (‘000) 34 781 34 781
Effect of treasury shares acquired on 1 March 2007 (‘000) (106) (106)
Shares in issue at the end of the year (‘000) 34 675 34 675
Weighted average number of shares in issue at the end of the year (‘000) 34 675 34 675
Earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders (R’000) 10 090 8 343
Basic earnings per share (cents) 29.10 24.06

Diluted earnings per ordinary share

Diluted earnings per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the diluted profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent of R10.1 million (2015: R8.3 million) by the diluted average number of ordinary shares of 36.7 million (2015: 35.2 million).

2016 2015
Reconciliation between weighted average number of shares in issue and weighted average number of shares in issue used for diluted earnings per share
Weighted average number of shares in issue 34 675 34 675
Effect of diluted amount of shares 1 985 577
Weighted average number of shares in issue used for diluted earnings per share 36 660 35 252
Earnings attributable to ordinary shareholders used for diluted earnings (R’000) 10 090 8 343
Diluted earnings per share (cents) 27.52 23.67

The dilutive effect resulted from share options issued.

Headline earnings per ordinary share

Headline earnings per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the headline earnings attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent of R10.1 million (2015: R8.3 million) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year of 34.7 million (2015: 34.7 million).

2016 2015
Weighted average number of shares in issue (‘000) 34 675 34 675
Reconciliation between basic earnings and headline earnings
Basic earnings (R’000) 10 090 8 343
Adjusted for:
– Loss/(Profit) on disposal of equipment (R’000) (17) 14
Headline earnings (R’000) 10 073 8 357
Headline earnings per share (cents) 29.05 24.10

Diluted Headline earnings per ordinary share

Diluted headline earnings per ordinary share is calculated by dividing the diluted headline earnings attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent of R10.1 million (2015: R8.3 million) by the diluted weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year of R36.7 million (2014: 35.2 million).

2016 2015
Weighted average number of shares in issue used for diluted earnings per share (‘000) 36 660 35 252
Headline earnings (R’000) 10 073 8 343
Diluted headline earnings per share (cents) 27.48 23.71

The dilutive effect resulted from share options issued.

1.4 Deferred revenue and revenue recognised BUT not yet invoiced

Deferred revenue and revenue recognised but not yet invoiced refers to the timing difference between recognition of revenue and invoicing to the client.

2016 2015
R’000 R’000
Current asset
Revenue recognised not yet invoiced 4 737 2 684
Current liability
Deferred revenue (398) (628)
Net asset/(liability) 4 339 2 056

1.5 Revenue per geographical segment

 

 

Group
2016 2015
R’000 R’000
South Africa 45 542 36 153
Swaziland 8 232 3 114
Zimbabwe 7 860 6 769
Namibia 7 346 18 553
Lesotho 6 242 1 430
Kenya 3 022 3 505
Other African countries* 8 198 11 419
86 442 80 943

*   Other African countries include Angola, Botswana, Malawi,      Mauritius, Ghana,

1.6 FAIR VALUES

The carrying amounts of all financial assets and liabilities are a reasonable approximation of their fair value.

  1. CORPORATE ACTIVITY

2.1. Dividend

The directors have declared and approved a final gross dividend of 6 cents per share for the year ended 30 June 2016 from income reserves.

The following dates will apply to the abovementioned final dividend:

Last day to trade cum dividend:         Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Trading ex-dividend commences:          Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Record date:                            Friday, 14 October 2016

Dividend payment date:                  Monday, 17 October 2016

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 12 October 2016 and Friday, 14 October 2016, both days inclusive.

In determining the dividends tax (DT) of 15% to withhold in terms of the Income Tax Act (No. 58 of 1962) for those shareholders who are not exempt from the DT. Shareholders who are not exempt from the DT will therefore receive a dividend of 5.1 cents per share (dividend multiplied by 85%) net of DT. The company has 34 781 471 ordinary shares in issue as at 30 June 2016 and its income tax reference number is 9841087647.

Where applicable, dividends in respect of certificated shares will be transferred electronically to shareholders` bank accounts on the payment date. In the absence of specific mandates, dividend cheques will be posted to shareholders. Ordinary shareholders who hold dematerialised shares will have their accounts at their CSDP or broker credited/updated on Monday, 17 October 2016.

  1. AUDIT REPORT

The financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2016 have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. with Deon Storm as the designated partner. Their unmodified audit report is available for inspection at the Company’s registered office.

  1. Notification of a change in auditors

The board of directors recommend the re-appointment of PWC Incorporated, as the independent external auditors for the 2016/2017 financial year.

  1. Subsequent EVENTS

No events occurred subsequent to the year end that would require the summarised consolidated financial statements to be adjusted or disclosure thereof in the summarised consolidated financial statements.

  1. FINANCIAL RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE

We are pleased with the continued improvement in our results and the ability to declare another dividend. Net profit increased by 21% compared to the prior year. Revenue was up 7% (an improvement over last year’s small decline) with good growth in the annuity areas of support and software rental making up for a decline in implementation revenue. Total costs increased by 7% leading to a 9% increase in operating profit. Net profit was assisted by higher finance income from healthier cash balances. HEPS was up 21% to 29.1 cents from 24.1 cents in the prior year.

Cash flow from operations improved to R12.9 million from R11.9 million in the prior year. This was a function of the operating performance. We maintained good working capital control during the year and this continues to be a focus. The cash position of the Group improved to R27.0 million compared to R18.2 million at the previous year end. The balance sheet remains healthy and debt free.

Our client relationships remain healthy. Our efforts into higher value-added offerings for existing clients have been successful. We have also launched new products in adjacent industry verticals as well as offerings in cloud-based hosting and managed services.

Overall, we are pleased with the performance and we are starting to see revenue growth from our efforts. We remain focused on efforts to enable ongoing growth.

Segmental review

Implementation services

This segment implements our solutions for clients and is project based.

Although revenue declined by 44%, the segment result margin improved to 6%.

The revenue decline is a function of the intended strategic transition toward smaller and mid-sized projects as well as an improvement in delivery efficiencies. We have implemented projects faster and more efficiently to enable better growth in the support and software rental segments.

We are happy with our implementation delivery model and continue to secure new contracts in the small to medium sized market in South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Support services

Support is contracted on a monthly basis and is annuity based.

Revenue increased by 30% demonstrating good progress in our transition toward higher value-added support offerings. The gross profit margin improved and the segment result improved significantly to a profit of R2 million compared to a loss of R1.1 million in the prior year.

We are pleased with the result and continue to drive additional higher value-added offerings in this segment.

Hosting and outsourcing services

This is a new segment, which provides a range of complimentary managed services to our clients. The services include cloud based hosting, outsourced technical services and full business process outsourcing.

This segment represents a new initiative for the Group. It enables us to offer additional services to existing clients as well as make our offerings appeal to a wider range of potential clients. It will also help keep our offerings relevant with regard to technology trends.

For the year, the segment generated revenue of R2.2 million with a loss of R1.9 million. There was an investment to set up this business within the first 6 months without any associated revenue. We are satisfied with the progress thus far and envisage the segment becoming profitable as it achieves more scale.

Software rental and maintenance

Software rental is annuity based. It depends on usage, increasing with the number of contracts or policies administered.

We are pleased with the 11% revenue growth. We have introduced complimentary products which contributed to the growth. Price increases also played a role. After the allocation of direct costs related to warranty and maintenance as well as indirect costs, the segment made a profit of R23.1 million, compared to R20.1 million in the prior year. The overall margin increased to 62% from 60% in the prior year.

Our software and the growth of our annuity rental stream remain a core focus going forward.

Research and development (“R&D”)

Over the past year there has been an increased focus on developing new products that can generate future annuity revenue. We have developed and launched several new products and will continue in this regard.

We still continue with R&D efforts on the Eco-Suite and keeping our existing assets relevant in terms of technology and market trends.

During the period, total direct costs were R6.6 million, of which R1.9 million was capitalised.

  1. GROUP OUTLOOK

Overall we remain positive about the outlook for the Group. We continue to build our core annuity streams and we are improving our revenue growth.

We have made good progress with higher value-added offerings in our support area. We have developed products for adjacent vertical market segments and have launched new offerings in the cloud-based hosting and managed services. We are optimistic that our efforts will help improve future growth.

The financial services industry continues to adapt to meet its customers’ changing needs in an increasingly digital world. Financial services providers are driving change in their business. They are differentiating their products and services in order to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world. SilverBridge remains well positioned to meet these needs. It presents us with opportunities to create platforms that can help the industry to adapt and continues guiding our new product development initiatives.

  1. NOTICE OF THE Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will be held at 11:00 on Wednesday 26 October 2016 at the registered office of SilverBridge, 495 Prieska Street, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria, to transact the business as stated in the notice of the Annual General Meeting, which is contained in the Integrated Annual Report to be distributed on or about 19 September 2016.

The board of directors of SilverBridge (“the Board”) has determined that, in terms of section 62(3)(a), as read with section 59 of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008), the record date for the purposes of determining which shareholders of the Company are entitled to participate in and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Friday, 16 October 2015. Accordingly, the last day to trade in SilverBridge shares in order to be recorded in the Register to be entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting will be Friday, 14 October 2016.

  1. DIRECTORATE

No changes to the Board for the period under review.

On behalf of the Board

Robert Emslie                          Jaco Swanepoel

Chairman                               Chief Executive Officer

Pretoria

19 September 2016

 

CORPORATE INFORMATION

DIRECTORS OF SILVERBRIDGE:

Robert Emslie (Chairman)**, Jaco Swanepoel (CEO), Jeremy de Villiers**, J Chikaonda*, Hasheel Govind*, Tyrrel Murray*, Lee Kuyper (Financial Director), Stuart Blyth.

(All the directors are South African citizens).

* Non-executive

**Independent non-executive

 

SilverBridge Registered offices:

First Floor, Castle View North

495 Prieska Street, Erasmuskloof,

Pretoria, 0048

(PO Box 11799, Erasmuskloof, 0048)

 

Company Secretary:

Fusion Corporate Secretarial Services Proprietary Limited

represented by Melinda Gous

Unit 2, Corporate Corner, Marco Polo Street, Highveld

Centurion, Gauteng

(PO Box 68528, Highveld, 0169)

 

LEGAL ADVISERS:

Gildenhuys Malatji Attorneys Inc.

(Registration number: 1997/002114/21)

GLMI House

Harlequins Office Park,

164 Totius Street,

Groenkloof

(PO Box 619, Pretoria, 0001)

 

Group Auditors:

PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.

(Registration number: 1998/012055/21)

Eglin Road, Sunninghill, Johannesburg

(Private Bag X36, Sunninghill, Johannesburg, 2157)

 

Transfer secretaries:

Computershare Investor Services Proprietary Limited

(Registration number: 2004/003647/07)

70 Marshall Street,

Johannesburg,

(Call centre: 0861 100 634)

(PO Box 61051, Marshalltown, 2107)

 

Designated adviser:

PSG Capital

(Registration number: 2006/015817/07)

First Floor, Building 8,

Inanda Greens Business Park,

54 Wierda Road West, Wierda Valley, Sandton, 2196

(PO Box 650957, Benmore, 2010)

 

www.silverbridge.co.za