Interim Results




Jubilee Platinum PLC

Registration number (4459850)

AltX share code: JBL

AIM share code: JLP

ISIN: GB0031852162

(“Jubilee” or “the Company”)

 

Interim Results

 

UNAUDITED INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015

 

The Directors of AIM-quoted and AltX-listed Jubilee, the Mine-to-Metals company, are pleased to announce the unaudited interim results of the Group for the six months ended 31 December 2015.

 

The interim results of the Group reflect Jubilee’s firm focus on the execution of its surface platinum processing projects as it accelerates into a position where it will become a significant producer of platinum group metals. The recently reported corporate transactions and platinum processing agreements are transformational and position Jubilee as a potentially significant player in the platinum arena. Jubilee’s mission is strengthened and supported by numerous opportunities for the rapid growth of the Jubilee Mine-to-Metals ambitions.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

During the period under review

 

·      30 September 2015, Jubilee completes the disposal of 100% of the issued shares in Jubilee Smelting and Refining Proprietary Limited (“JSR”), and 70% of the issued shares in Power Alt Proprietary Limited (“PA”) to Siyanda Resources Proprietary Limited (“Siyanda”) (“Disposal”) for a consideration of, in aggregate, ZAR 110.5 million (approximately GBP 5.3 million)

 

·      85% of the Disposal consideration received in cash on 9 October 2015

 

·      Jubilee retains right to construct a 5MW platinum furnace at the Middelburg Operations

 

·      Jubilee retains rights to participate in any expansion of the Power Plant

 

·    The Disposal further facilitates Jubilee’s fast track approach towards the implementation of the two Platinum Surface Processing projects in 2016

 

·     Loss per share from continued operations for the period reduced by 62% to a loss of 0.05 (2014: loss of 0.14) pence per share (ZAR 1.11 (2014: ZAR 2.51) cents per share)

 

·    Loss per share from discontinued operations for the period up to 30 September 2015 (“Closing Date”) reduced by 20% to a loss of 0.05 (2014: loss of  0.06) pence per share (ZAR 1.01 (2014: ZAR 1.12) cents per share)

 

 

Post the period under review

 

·      Both surface processing projects fully funded

·      Secured debt funding of up to USD 10 million (ZAR 155.4 million), unsecured debt funding of up to USD 5 million (ZAR 77.7 million) and equity funding of GBP 2.5 million (ZAR 55.4 million) secured for Jubilee’s two platinum surface processing projects. (“Two Projects”)

·      First surface processing project commissioned and fully operational with a processing capacity of 25 000 tonnes per month

·     Second surface processing project under construction targeting commissioning end 2016 with a processing capacity of 55 000 tonnes per month

 

Chief Executive Leon Coetzer commented:

 

“Jubilee has experienced a transformational period over the past 6 months which has continued through the current period.  This has been brought about through the sale of its ferrous metals smelting operation and the acquisition of two platinum surface processing projects targeting an annualised production capacity in excess of 900 000 tonnes per annum.

 

“Jubilee has brought the first of its surface processing projects on-line with the second project well advanced targeting commissioning at the end of 2016. Jubilee was further successful in securing project funding for the execution and commissioning of both of its platinum surface projects through a combination of debt and equity funding. The equity component of the funding was minimised to balance the requirements of the lender while minimising the dilution of our shareholders.”

 

OVERVIEW

 

1.   THE DISPOSAL

 

The Company, through a series of announcements, the last of which was published on 9 October 2015, announced the completion of the Disposal to Siyanda, through its newly named nominated special purpose vehicle Hornbill Investments Proprietary Limited (“SPV”) and receipt of 85% of the purchase consideration in cash. 10% of the remaining purchase consideration is held in escrow (approximately GBP 0.390 million (ZAR 8.9 million)), net of closing adjustments including stock and supplier adjustments. This amount was due from the SPV to Jubilee following the expiry of the first warranty period on 31 December 2015 (90 days after the closing date of 30 September 2015). Payment has however not yet been made and Jubilee has taken the necessary steps to expedite payment. The remaining 5% is due for release 12 months after the closing date, being 30 September 2016.

 

The rationale for the Disposal was to release cash to support the Group’s ongoing investment into platinum surface processing projects. The release of significant management time spent on the Middelburg Operations also enabled management to focus on bringing the current projects to production and to develop the Group’s strategy of processing and producing its own platinum group metals. In executing the Disposal the Group exchanged limited growth medium cash generative assets with potentially high cash generative platinum assets, offering significant growth.

 

 

 

 

2.   PLATINUM SURFACE PROCESSING PROJECTS

 

HERNIC

Hernic Ferrochrome Proprietary Limited (“Hernic”) is the world’s 4th largest integrated ferrochrome producer with an estimated 3 million tonnes of platinum containing material at surface while Hernic continues to add further material to the surface stock.

 

The Company was selected as the exclusive party to beneficiate the chromite and PGMs contained in the Hernic Surface Material (“the Project”) and address the project execution methodology as well as the operational and financial performance targets. The Project is the second of the Company’s Two Projects.

 

The Hernic Surface Material has been independently fully drilled and assayed for chrome and PGM content. This has resulted in an independent resource statement of 1.7 million tonnes, of which approximately 90% of the resource is classified in the measured category under the internationally recognised SAMREC code. Hernic also has access to secondary surface stocks, which it has internally identified and could increase the surface stocks to in excess of 3 million tonnes through further drilling programmes. The total Project is estimated to contain PGM ounces in excess of 224 000 (3PGM + Au) oz.

 

The Project will be the largest PGM beneficiation plant of surface chrome tailings in South Africa and is capable of producing annual revenues of GBP 18.2 million (ZAR 400 million) at an average metal basket price of USD 906 per (3PGM + Au) oz. The financial and operational risks of the Project are significantly mitigated since the material is already at surface and requires neither the cost nor the risk associated with mining.

 

An extensive prefeasibility study has been concluded on the Project, which included both pilot scale and full commercial scale trials to confirm the design and operational parameters.

 

The Project is to be undertaken in four phases over an 11 month period; namely

·      Phase one – Bankable Feasibility Study and Engineering Design.  Completed.

·      Phase two – Construction of the chrome and platinum processing plant (“Processing Plant”).

·     Phase three – Commissioning and Ramp up of Processing Plant to design capacity of 55 000 tonnes per month.

·      Phase Four – Stable operation of the Processing Plant.

 

The Company has targeted a combined processing of platinum containing surface material over the two projects in excess of 900 000 tonnes per annum.

 

The size of the ZAR based debt funding for both surface projects equates to GBP 11.5 million (ZAR 255 million) before financing costs. The working capital required to bring the Platinum Surface Projects into operation and to achieve positive earnings is estimated at GBP 3.4 million (ZAR 75 million).

 

ASA

Pollux Investment Holdings Proprietary Limited (“Pollux”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Jubilee, holds the exclusive rights to beneficiate the platinum group metals (“PGMs”) from the platinum-containing surface material at Dilokong Chrome Mine Proprietary Limited a subsidiary of ASA Metals Proprietary Limited (“DCM Platinum Project, Processing Agreement”).

 

As previously announced on 14 March 2016, the Company commenced with the commissioning of a Platinum Surface Processing Plant (“Processing Plant”) in late February 2016, in-line with the requirements of the processing agreement entered into between the Company’s subsidiary Pollux Investments Holdings Proprietary Limited (“Pollux”), ASA Metals Proprietary Limited (“ASA Metals”) and its associated mining and processing operations Dilokong (“Processing Agreement”) there by qualifying for the incentives offered under the Processing Agreement for the early commissioning of the Processing Plant.  The Processing Plant is located at Dilokong to process and recover metals from its surface material.

 

Jubilee has targeted the recovery of chrome and PGMs capable of processing up to 35 000 tonnes of surface material per month. The Company executed an addendum to the Processing Agreement (“Addendum”), whereby the Company is incentivised to accelerate the construction and commissioning of the New Processing Plant by targeting commencement of commissioning of the front end of the New Processing Plant early 2016. The Addendum significantly enhances and expedites the projected profitability of the project since both the chrome concentrate and platinum containing concentrate will now contribute to the overall profitability of the DCM Platinum Project. The Company successfully concluded commissioning of the Project to qualify for this incentive during February and early March 2016.  The Project is the first of the Company’s Platinum Projects.

The Company’s commissioning and ramp-up reached 85% of design throughput with overall Processing Plant feed rate reaching an extrapolated 21 000 tonnes per month compared to design of 25 000 tonnes per month for the Processing Plant. The commissioning and ramp-up of operations suffered minor delays beyond the control of the Company due to events relating to ASA Metals but these have now been resolved satisfactorily.

 

The Company also wishes to further clarify the status of ASA Metals and the related Business Rescue Process (“BR Process”). Jubilee’s rights and access to the surface tailings material remains secured.  Jubilee has engaged with the both the appointed Business Practitioner and ASA management as the Project provides a number of opportunities to expand Jubilee’s operational assistance at ASA which offers value to both ASA and will enhance Jubilee shareholder value in the long term.

 

3.   EXPLORATION

TJATE PLATINUM CORPORATION (Tjate Project)

During December 2015 the Company’s subsidiary, Tjate Platinum Corporation Proprietary Limited (“Tjate”) received formal confirmation from the Department of Mineral Resources (“DMR”) that its mining right application is progressing. This follows previous communications from the DMR confirming that the mining right application is in an advance stage and requested Tjate to commence with securing of an Environmental Rehabilitation Fund in preparation of an award of a mining right.  We remain in regular contact with the DMR to continue requesting status updates.

 

The Tjate project is located down-dip of Anglo Platinum’s Twickenham and Impala Platinum’s Marula mines. Tjate’s Merensky and UG2 platinum reefs targeted for initial mining lie between 600 meters and 1,000 meters below surface. The property’s reefs extend to depths greater than 1,600 meters, offering significant potential to extend or expand production in future.

Tjate Mineral Resource estimate  (Samrec Compliant)

Classification

Tonnes (million)

3PGE+Au (g/t)*

3PGE+Au (Moz)

Indicated

11,561,359

5.28

1.964

Inferred

120,919,133

5.24

20.365

Total

132,480,493

5.250

22.329

 

* 3PGE+Au  = platinum, palladium, rhodium plus gold  

 

The Tjate project covers 5,140 hectares over three contiguous farms. The area has been independently appraised to contain a potential net 65 million ounces of platinum group elements (PGEs) and gold. This represents the resource targeted for future exploratory drilling.

 

 

 

 

CHAIRMAN’S OVERVIEW

 

Dear Shareholder,

 

I am pleased to report that the period under review including post balance sheet activities have gone very much according to plan. Naturally in an environment hostile to small company development the work to procure, design and finance our projects has been very difficult and the period has been filled with euphoria and sometimes dismay whilst achieving the key objectives. I am happy to say that both our projects ASA and Hernic are on track and we expect to add to the ASA production by producing PGM’s and chrome from Hernic with commercial production by year end. We have placed lead time orders and our contractor is on site carrying out preparatory works to install the civil works and receive the various items of equipment and the myriad of peripherals required to build the plant. At ASA, we have built our fine chrome recovery plant; it is commissioned and is building up to full production shortly. A number of other opportunities are being explored in and around ASA and should they be successful will be reported on separately.  In essence, the Company is targeted to be in full production by year end with both its ASA and Hernic facilities.

 

The disposal of the Middelburg facility and power plant was completed successfully and minimal residual payments are to be received to close the transaction satisfactorily. The Company awaits the Tjate mining license and remains confident that its issuance will be forthcoming and that no material issues exist as to its grant.

 

The negotiation, procuring and financings of the aforementioned plans have required the majority of management time during the period under review. Despite this we have been very active in seeking out opportunities, which will complement our business model and expand our earnings. The Board is determined not to embark upon any venture or ventures where short-term benefit cannot be seen for our shareholders. At this stage we firmly believe that our operating space is surface material, small primary operations in either chrome or PGMs preferably access from an open pit but we do not rule out small adit operations.

 

In general, I see much activity and conjecture around the resource sector and for once it is not confined to the juniors and mid-term players. The majors have been beaten down in value and are taking significant measures to reduce operating cost and minimise capital expenditure in order to pay a dividend, which to most is an unlikely event since dividends are being reduced or eliminated to facilitate debt reduction. Jubilee carries on regardless, operating at its level and seeking opportunities to grow in the areas where it has demonstrated expertise and tenacity.

 

The Company’s reported loss for the period from continued operations reduced by 62% to a loss of 0.05 (2014: loss of 0.14) pence per share (ZAR 1.11 (2014: ZAR 2.51) cents per share). The Company’s reported loss for the period up to 30 September 2015 (“Closing Date”) from discontinued operations reduced by 20% to a loss of 0.05 (2014: loss of  0.06) pence per share (ZAR 1.01 (2014: ZAR 1.12) cents per share).

 

It is generally the annual report where the Chairman thanks the Executives and Management team but in the light of the achievement during the period under review and thereafter, I feel I would be remiss in not acknowledging their efforts in the face of intense competition and hostility towards the small mining companies. Therefore well done to the team and I look forward to the balance of the year being spent on the excitement and development of two major cash-producing platinum dump retreatment facilities. I also hope to be able to report new developments which are aimed solely at supporting and expanding current operations.

 

Colin Bird

Non-Executive Chairman

 

UNAUDITED INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2015

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income for the six months ended 31 December 2015

 

 

 

 Unaudited

 Restated

unaudited

 Audited

 

 Group

 Group

 Group

 

 6 months

 6 months

 12 months

 

 to 31 December

 to 31 December

 to 30

June 

 

                      2015

                      2014

                     2015

 

 £’000

 £’000

 £’000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continued operations

 

 

 

Revenue

1 375

2

49

Cost of sales

(1)

   (17)

(26)

Gross profit

1 374

      15

23

Operating costs

(1 192)

   (750)

(2 844)

Profit/(loss) from operations

182

       (765)

(2 821)

Other income

20

9

Operating profit/(loss)

182

        (768)

(2 812)

Loss on disposal of non-current assets held for sale

(608)

Investment income

58

              1

65

Finance costs

(0)

          (70)

(195)

Loss before taxation

(368)

   (833)

(2 941)

Taxation

              –

Loss for the period from continued operations

(368)

   (833)

(2 941)

 

 

 

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

Loss from discontinued operations

(277)

(374)

(504)

Loss for the year

(645)

(1 207)

(3 445)

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

– Loss on translation of foreign subsidiaries –

continued operations

(61)

 (1 285)

(4 081)

– Loss on translation of foreign subsidiaries –

discontinued operations

(3 502)

(7)

(416)

Total other comprehensive income for the 6 months

(3 563)

   (1 292)

(4 497)

Total comprehensive loss

(4 208)

(2 305)

(7 942)

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

Owners of the parent:

 

 

 

Loss for the year from continued operations

(368)

   (833)

(2 907)

Loss for the year from discontinued operations

(345)

(374)

(628)

Loss for the year attributable to owners of the parent

(713)

(1 207)

(3 535)

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interest

 

                        

 

Loss for the year from continued operations

(0)

193

(34)

Profit for the year from discontinued operations

68

124

 

68

193

90

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive loss attributable to:

 

 

 

Owners of the parent

(4 248)

   (2 498)

(8 006)

Non-controlling interest

40

                   193

64

 

(4 208)

(2 305)

(7 942)

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares – continued operations

688 633

594 156

644 852

Diluted weighted average number of shares – continued operations

688 633

  599 787

644 852

Basic loss per share (pence)  – continued operations

(0.05)

     (0.14)

(0.45)

Diluted loss per share (pence) – continued operations

(0.05)

     (0.14)

(0.45)

Weighted average number of shares – discontinued operations

686 246

599 787

644 852

Diluted weighted average number of shares – discontinued operations

686 246

599 787

644 852

Basic loss per share (pence) – discontinued operations

(0.05)

(0.06)

(0.10)

Diluted loss per share (pence) – discontinued operations

(0.05)

(0.06)

(0.10)

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position as at 31 December 2015

 

 

 

Unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

Group

Group

Group

 

6 months

6 months

12 months

 

to 31 December

to 31 December

to 30 June

 

2015

2014

2015

 

£’000

£’000

£’000

Assets

 

 

 

Non-Current Assets

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

68

              5 662

88

Intangible assets

55 697

            64 518

59 069

Deferred tax

                 163

 

55 765

            70 343

59 157

Current Assets

 

 

 

Inventories

19

19

Current tax receivable

16

                    20

16

Trade and other receivables

1 626

              2 151

303

Cash and cash equivalents

6 673

                  424

361

 

8 334

              2 595

698

Current assets held for sale and assets of disposal groups

7 696

Total Assets

64 099

            72 938

67 552

 

 

 

 

Equity and Liabilities

 

 

 

Share capital and share premium

80 091

75 031

75 897

Merger reserve

15 024

19 641

16 742

Accumulated loss

(46 025)

          (41 635)

(43 496)

 

49 090

            53 037

49 143

Non-controlling interest

(49)

                 493

365

 

49 041

            53 530

49 508

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

Non-Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Deferred tax liability

13 552

            15 210

13 739

 

13 552

            15 210

13 739

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

Loans from related parties

                 312

Other financial liabilities

                 646

812

Trade and other payables

1 160

              2 978

877

Deferred income

346

                 262

346

 

1 506

              4 198

2 034

Liabilities of disposal group

2 271

Total Liabilities

15 058

            19 408

18 044

Total Equity and Liabilities

64 099

            72 938

67 552

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity as at 31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 Share premium

 

Merger reserve

 

 Share based payment reserve

 

 Currency translation reserve

 

 Total reserves

 

 Accumulated loss

 

 Total attributable to parent of equity holders

 

 Non-controlling interest

 

 Total equity

 Balance at 30 June 2014

 

                      5 243

 

           

68 191

 

                   23 184

 

                     4 918

 

                       (7 170)

 

      

    20 934

 

        

   (40 428)

 

        

   53 939

 

                   178

 

 

          54 116

 Changes in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

         (3 535)

 

   (3 535)

 

       90

 

         (3 445)

 Other comprehensive income for the period 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     (4 471)

 

(4 471)

 

 –  

 

  (4 471)

 

          (26)  

 

(4 497)

 Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      (4 471)

 

(4 471)

 

        (3 535)

 

    (8 006)

 

64

 

 (7 942)

 Issue of shares net of costs

 

                      2 256

 

                          207

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       2 462

 

 

 

            

2 462

Warrants issued

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

749

 

 

 

749

 

 

 

749

 

 

 

749

Share options forfeited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(468)

 

 

 

(468)

 

468

 

 

 

 

 

 Acquisition of non-controlling interest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

123                  

 

123                

 Total changes

 

2 256

 

  207

 

 

(281)

 

   (4 471)

 

 (4 190)

 

       (3 067)

 

      (4 795)

 

  188

 

        (4 608)

 Balance at 30 June 2015

 

7 499

 

68 398  

 

23 184

 

   5 199

 

     (11 641)

 

  16 743

 

  (43 496)

 

  49 143

 

365

 

       49 508

 Changes in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Loss for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(713)

 

(713)

 

68

 

(645)

 Other comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3 535)

 

(3 535)

 

 

(3 535)

 

(28)

 

(3 563)

 Total comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3 535)

 

(3 535)

 

(713)

 

(4 248)

 

40

 

(4 208)

 Issue of shares net of expenses

 

1 463

 

2 731

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 195

 

 

 

4 195

Non-current assets sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 817

 

1 817

 

(1 817)

 

 

(454)

 

(454)

 Total changes

 

1 463

 

2 731

 

 

 

(1 718)

 

(1 718)

 

(2 530)

 

(53)

 

(414)

 

(467)

Balance at 31 December 2015

 

8 962

 

71 129

 

23 184

 

5 199

 

(13 359)

 

15 024

 

(46 025)

 

49 090

 

(49)

 

49 041

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash flow for the six months ended 31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

Unaudited

Restated unaudited

 Audited

 

 

 

Group

Group

 Group

 

 

 

6 months

6 months

 12 months

 

 

 

to 31 December

to 31 December

  to 30 June 

 

 

 

2015

2014

          2015

 

 

 

£’000

£’000

 £’000

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Loss for the period before taxation – continued operations

(368)

            (1 207)

(2 907)

Loss for the period before taxation – discontinued operations net of tax

(452)

Loss before taxation

(368)

(1 207)

(3 393)

 

 

 

 

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation – continued operations

297

692

696

Depreciation and amortisation – discontinued operations

–                   

744

Loss on sale of non-current assets held for sale and disposal group

608

(Profit)/loss on Sale of Property, plant and equipment

 

                   (9)

 

Interest received

(58)

                   (1)

(65)

Interest paid

 

0

                   70

195

Loss on sale of Property Plant and Equipment

1

                   –  

60

Working capital changes

 

                    

 

         Increase in receivables

(19)

 

Increase in receivables

(1 324)

               (986)

(535)

 

Increase in payables

284

              1 255

981

 

Deferred income

                    –  

84

 

 

 

 

 

Cash utilised in operations

(560)

               (185)

(1 251)

Interest received

58

                     1

65

Interest paid

 

(0)

                 (70)

(195)

Net cash from operating activities

(502)

               (254)

(1 381)

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

(6)

Disposal of property, plant and equipment

                     9

(43)

Proceeds from sale of non-current assets held for sale

4 104

Cash removed as part of discontinued operations

(118)

(163)

Purchase of intangible assets

(124)

                       –  

(45)

Net cash used in investing activities

3 862

                     9

(257)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

Proceeds on share issues net of costs

4 195

                 186

1 413

Repayment of other financial liabilities

(812)

                 (34)

(264)

Net cash generated from financing activities

3 383

                 152

1 149)

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

6 743

                 (93)

(489)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year

360

                 733

733

Effects of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents

(430)

               (216)

116

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

6 673

                 424

361

 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED INTERIM RESULTS

 

1.   Basis of preparation

 

The Group unaudited interim results for the 6 months ended 31 December 2015 have been prepared using the accounting policies applied by the company in its 30 June  2015 annual report which are in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS and IFRC interpretations) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) as adopted for use in the EU(“IFRS, including the SAICA financial reporting guides as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee, IAS 34 – Interim Financial Reporting, the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, the AIM rules of the London Stock Exchange and the Companies Act 2006 (UK). This condensed consolidated interim financial report does not include all notes of the type normally included in an annual financial report. Accordingly, this report is to be read in conjunction with the annual report for the year ended 30 June 2015 and any public announcements by Jubilee Platinum Plc. All monetary information is presented in the presentation currency of the Company being Great British Pound. The Group’s principal accounting policies and assumptions have been applied consistently over the current and prior comparative financial period. The financial information for the year ended 30 June 2015 contained in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined by section 435 of the Companies Act 2006. A copy of the statutory accounts for that year has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor’s report on those accounts was unqualified and did not contain a statement under section 498(2)-(3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

2.   Financial review

 

Earnings per share for the six months ended 31 December 2015 are presented as follows:

 

 

Group

Group

 Group

 

Unaudited

Restated

Unaudited

Audited

 

6 months

6 months

12 months

 

to 31 December

to 31 December

 to 30 June 

 

2015

2014

        2015

 

£’000

£’000

 £’000

Basic loss for the year – continuing operations (£)

                  (368)

(833)

(2 907)

Basic loss for the year – discontinued operations (£)

(345)

(374)

(628)

Total loss for the year (£)

(713)

(1 207)

(3 535)

Weighted average number of shares in issue  – continued operations

688 633

594 156

644 852

Diluted weighted average number of shares in issue – continued operations

688 633

599 787

644 852

Weighted average number of shares in issue  – discontinued operations

686 246

594 156

644 852

Diluted weighted average number of shares in issue – discontinued operations

686 246

594 156

644 852

 

 

 

 

Loss per share – continuing operations (pence)

(0.05)

(0.14)

(0.45)

Loss per share – discontinued operations (pence)

(0.05)

(0.06)

(0.10)

 

(0.10)

(0.20)

(0.55)

 

 

 

 

Diluted loss per share – continuing operations (pence)

(0.05)

(0.14)

(0.45)

Diluted loss per share – discontinued operations (pence)

(0.05)

(0.06)

(0.10)

 

(0.10)

(0.20)

(0.55)

 

 

 

 

Loss per share – continuing operations (ZAR cents)

(1.11)

(2.51)

(8.12)

Loss per share – discontinued operations (ZAR cents)

(1.01)

(1.12)

(1.76)

 

(2.12)

(3.62)

(9.88)

 

 

 

 

Diluted loss per share – continuing operations (ZAR cents)

(1.11)

(2.51)

(8.12)

Diluted loss per share – discontinued operations (ZAR cents)

(1.01)

(1.12)

(1.76)

 

(2.12)

(3.62)

(9.88)

 

The Group reported a net asset value of 5.47 (2014:8.4) pence per share (ZAR 98.78 (2014: ZAR 150.25) cents per share) and a net negative tangible asset value per share of 0.74 (2014: 1.72) pence per share (ZAR 13.41 (2014: ZAR 29.88) cents per share).

 

The total shares in issue as at 31 December 2015 were 896 176 million (2014: 637 339 million). Other comprehensive income comprises foreign currency translation differences which can be reclassified to profit and loss in future.

 

Management continued to manage overhead costs for the Group reducing the total overhead component (excluding depreciation and amortisation) by 5.4% to GBP 1.8 million for the period under review compared to the comparative reporting period. The table below sets out the major categories of overheads for the period under review.

 

 

6 months to December 2015

6 months to December 2014

 

£’000

£’000

 Admin, corporate and operational costs

473

                182

 Consulting and professional fees

         489

                552

 Human resources

            

 412

                 499

 Repairs and Maintenance

           

  298

                 542

 Travelling

             

  23

                    13

 Corporate listing costs

             

  73

                    63

 Loss on exchange differences

             

  27

                    50

 Loss on disposal of fixed asset

              

   1

                   

 –  

 

Total

 1,797

              1,900

 

 

3.   Discontinued operations

 

The Middelburg Operations have been operating profitably and attracted much trade interest on both a separate parts and combined basis. The Board considered approaches from interested buyers, as sale of these non-core assets, if completed, could be sufficient to finance the Group’s tailing development and progress the Company into its stated mission of a platinum producer. On 16 July 2015 a sale was concluded. The Middelburg Operations segment was not classified as held-for-sale or as a discontinued operation for the comparative period ending 31 December 2014. The comparative consolidated statement of comprehensive income and consolidated cash flow statement have been restated to show the discontinued operations separately from the continued operations.

 

 

 

 

Results of discontinued operations:

 

Group

Group

 Group

 

unaudited

Unaudited

Audited

 

6 months

6 months

 12 months

 

to 31 December

to 31 December

  to 30 June 

 

2015

2014

          2015

 

£’000

£’000

 £’000

 

 

 

 

Revenue

1 199

2 759

5 160

Expenses

(1 476)

(2 945)

(5 612)

Results from operating activities

(277)

(186)

(452)

Income tax

6

(52)

Results from operating activities net of tax

(277)

(180)

(504)

Non-controlling interest

(68)

(193)

(124)

Profit/(loss) attributable to owners of the parent

(344)

(374)

(628)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from (used in) discontinued operations

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities

(45)

51

(485)

Cash flows from investing activities

Cash flows from financing activities

386

Net cash flows from discontinued operations

(45)

51

(99)

Opening cash balance on discontinued operations

163

139

262

Closing cash balance on discontinued operations        

 

118

190

   163            

Effect of disposal on the financial position of the Group

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

4 408

5 265

4 772

Taxation           

4

4

4

Trade and other receivables        

1 121

2 041

1 458

Intangible assets           

 1 232

1 358

1 299

Cash and cash equivalents        

118

190

163

Total assets

6 883

8 858

7 696

 

 

 

 

Other financial liabilities 

267

291

Trade and other payables           

793

2 715

1 265

Deferred tax      

657

748

715

Total liabilities

1 717

3 463

2 271

 

 

 

 

Net assets and liabilities

5 166

5 395

5 425

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of net proceeds from sale of non-current

Assets to net assets sold

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

(4 408)

 

 

Intangible assets

(1 232)

 

 

Deferred tax assets / liabilities

657

 

 

Trade and other receivables

(1 121)

 

 

Trade and other payables

793

 

 

Tax assets / liabilities

(4)

 

 

Other financial liabilities

267

 

 

Cash

(118)

 

 

Non-controlling interests

454

 

 

Total net assets sold

(4 712)

 

 

Loss on disposal

608

 

 

Cash consideration received

(4 104)

 

 

 

4.   Unaudited results

 

These interim results have not been reviewed or audited by the Group’s auditors.

 

5.   Commitments and contingencies

 

There are no material contingent assets or liabilities as at 31 December 2015.

 

6.   Dividends

 

No dividends were declared during the period under review (2014: nil).

 

7.   Board

 

There were no changes to the board during the period under review.

 

8.   Business segments

 

In the opinion of the Directors, the continued operations of the Group companies comprise four reporting segments, being:

• the evaluation and development of PGM smelters utilising exclusive commercialisation rights of the ConRoast smelting process, located in South Africa (“PGM processing”);

• the evaluation of the reclamation and processing of sulphide nickel tailings at BHP Billiton’s Leinster, Kambalda and Mount Keith properties in Australia (“Nickel tailings”);

• the exploration and development of Platinum Group Elements (“PGEs”) and associated metals (“PGE development”) in South Africa (“Exploration and development”);

• The  Parent  Company  operates  a  head  office  based  in  the  United  Kingdom  which  incurred  certain administration and corporate costs (“Other operations”).

The discontinued operations of the Group companies comprise:

• Base Metal Smelting in South Africa; and

• Electricity Generation in South Africa.

 

The Group’s operations span five countries, South Africa, Australia, Madagascar, Mauritius and the United Kingdom. There is no difference between the accounting policies applied in the segment reporting and those applied in the Group financial statements. Mauritius and Madagascar do not meet the qualitative threshold under IFRS 8, consequently no separate reporting is provided.

 

Segment report for the 6 months ended 31 December 2015

 

 

PGM processing

Nickel Tailings

Exploration and development

Other operations

Total Continuing operations

Total Discontinued

operations

 

 

 £’000

 

 

Total revenues

                            (7)

                              –  

                      –  

             (1,368)

             (1,375)

          

(2 759)

 

 

Cost of sales

 

 

 

                     1

 

1

 

1 422 

 

 

Forex losses

                            –  

                              –  

                        3

                   24

                   27

                 

  –  

 

 

Loss before taxation

              692  

                   7  

                (58)  

 

(273)  

 

(368)  

                 (277)

 

 

Taxation

                            –  

                              –  

                      –  

                  

–  

               

   –  

                 

  –  

 

 

Loss after taxation

              692  

                 

7  

                (58)  

 

(273)  

 

(368)  

                 (277)

 

 

Interest received

                           (39)

                              –  

                      –  

                  (19)

                  (58)

                      1

 

 

Interest paid

               

 0

                              –  

                      –  

               

   –  

              

    –  

                      0

 

 

Depreciation and Amortisation

                          297

                              –  

                      –  

               

   –  

            

      –  

                   348

 

 

Total assets

                      10,265

                        28,106

                20,997

               4,731

             64,099

                8,859

 

 

Total liabilities

(663)

                (6)

               (17)

           (821)

          (1,506)

           (3,463)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment report for the 6 months ended 31 December 2014

 

£’000

PGM processing

Nickel Tailings

Evaluation and development

Other operations

South Africa Base Metal Smelting

South Africa Electricity Generation

Total

Total revenues

                   –  

                   –  

                62

              –  

        (2 101)

        (1 316)

      (3 354)

Less: Intercompany revenue

                   –  

                   –  

                –  

              –  

                  592

               –  

            592

Revenue from external customers

                   –  

                   –  

                62

              –  

         (1 508)

        (1 316)

      (2 762)

Loss before taxation

                   36

                    5

               402

            399

                  470

            (293)

       1 019

Taxation

                   –  

                   –  

                –  

              –  

                    –  

               (6)

              (6)

Loss after taxation

                   36

                    5

               402

            399

                  470

            (299)

        1 013

Interest received

                   –  

                   –  

                –  

              (1)

                    (0)

               –  

              (1)

Interest paid

                   –  

                   –  

                  0

              70

                      0

               –  

              70

Depreciation and Amortisation

                   –  

                   –  

               344

              –  

                  187

              160

            692

Total assets

      13 162

        29 923

          4 087

        16 849

           5 309

           3 608

      72 938

Total liabilities

                    (5)

                 (10)

             (146)

        (1 564)

       (17 411)

            (272)

   (19 409)

 

Segment report for the year ended 30 June 2015

 

 

PGM processing

Nickel Tailings

Exploration and development

Other operations

Total Continued operations

Total Discontinued

operations

 

 

 

£’000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

(4)

(45)

(49)

(5 160)

 

 

Cost of sales

26

26

(2 167)

 

 

Forex losses

(0)

3

21

24

 

 

Loss before taxation

1 561

19

61

1 300

2 941

452

 

 

Taxation

52

 

 

Loss after taxation

1 561

19

61

1 300

2 941

504

 

 

Interest received

(65)

(65)

(1)

 

 

Interest paid

0

195

195

0

 

 

Depreciation and Amortisation

694

2

696

744

 

 

Total assets

7 450

27 758

24 037

611

59 856

7 696

 

 

Total liabilities

(14 230)

(6)

(29)

(1 509)

(15 773)

(2 271)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.   Shares issued

 

The Company issued 146,315,973 shares during the period under review which commenced on 1 July 2015 as follows:

Date

Number

of shares

Issue price –

pence

Nature of

the issue

Opening balance

749,860,507

 

 

1 July 2015

26,850,931

2.10

 

Debt

5 August 2015

1,264,837

4.00

 

Debt

5 August 2015

5,786,380

2.01

 

Warrants

5 August 2015

10,550,581

3.23

 

Warrants

5 August 2015

71,834,833

3.40

 

Cash

18 August 2015

10,000,000

2.63

 

Warrants

22 September 2015

2,000,000

3.13

 

Warrants

5 October 2015

2,706,765

3.40

 

Debt

14 October 2015

7,142,936

3.16

 

Warrants

20 October 2015

5,160,000

3.16

 

Warrants

12 November 2015

1,500,000

3.16

 

Warrants

11 December 2015

1,518,710

3.06

 

Acquisition

Closing balance at 31 December 2015

896,176,480

 

 

 

Shares issued after 31 December 2015

 

 

 

 

29 February 2016

3,750,000

3.16

 

Warrants

30 March 2016

89,285,714

2.80

 

Cash

 

989,212,194

 

 

 

 (i) Debt includes payment of advisory and placement fees in relation to the issue of shares. Share issue expenses are written off against share premium where permitted.

(ii) Shareholders are referred to announcements on, or about the dates above for details of equity issues

 

10.  Going concern

 

The directors have adopted the going-concern basis in preparing the financial statements.

 

11.  Events subsequent to reporting date

 

Warrants issued but not exercised at 31 December 2015 are set out below:

 

Number of warrants

Issue date

Subscription

price (£)

Expiry date

      1,875,000

09/06/2015

0.016000

09/06/2018

    11,340,000

21/02/2014

0.031598

21/02/2017

          840,000

23/02/2014

0.031598

23/02/2016

    38,097,689

14/07/2015

0.035500

30/12/2016

      3,591,742

12/08/2015

0.047500

12/08/2018

55,744,431

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrants issued but not exercised at the last practicable date are set out below:

 

 

Number of warrants

Issue date

Subscription

price(£)

Expiry date

 

 

 

 

      1,875,000

09/06/2015

0.016000

09/06/2018

    7,590,000

21/02/2014

0.031598

21/02/2017

          840,000

23/02/2014

0.031598

23/02/2016

    38,097,689

14/07/2015

0.035500

30/12/2016

      3,591,742

12/08/2015

0.047500

12/08/2018

51,994,431

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.  Interim report

 

Printed copies of the interim report are available to the public free of charge from the Company at 4th Floor, Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE and from Jigsaw Office Park, Ground Floor, Support Services Place,

7 Einstein Street, Highveld Techno Park, Centurion, 0157, Gauteng during normal office hours for 30 days from the date of this report and are also available for download from www.jubileeplatinum.com.

 

Andrew Sarosi, Technical Director of Jubilee, who holds a B.Sc. Metallurgy and M.Sc. Engineering, the University of the Witwatersrand and is a member of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, is a “qualified person” as defined under the AIM Rules for Companies. The technical parts of this announcement have been prepared under Andrew Sarosi’s supervision and he has approved the release of this announcement.

 

 

 

Contacts

 

Jubilee Platinum plc

Colin Bird

Tel +44 (0) 20 7584 2155

Leon Coetzer

Tel +27 (0)11 465 1913

Andrew Sarosi

Tel +44 (0) 1752 221937

 

NOMAD

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited

Sean Wyndham-Quin / Mark Brady

+44 (0)113 370 8975

 

JSE Sponsor

Sasfin Capital, a division of Sasfin Bank Limited

Sharon Owens

Tel +27 (0) 11 809 7500

 

Brokers

Beaufort Securities Limited
Elliot Hance/Jon Belliss
Tel +44 (0) 20 7382 8416

 

Registered offices:

United Kingdom

4th Floor, 2 Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE

South Africa

Jigsaw Office Park, Ground Floor, Support Services Place

7 Einstein Street, Highveld Techno Park, Centurion, 0157

 

Transfer secretaries:

Computershare Investor Services Proprietary Limited

70 Marshall Street, Johannesburg 2001

PO Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107

 

Company Secretary:

Capita Company Secretarial Services

40 Dukes Place

London, EC3A 7NH

 


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