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Final Results to 31 Dec 2010

Mon, 11th Apr 2011 07:30

RNS Number : 6295E
Thalassa Holdings Limited
11 April 2011
 

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THALASSA HOLDINGS LTD

 

 

("the Company", Ticker Reuters THAL.L Bloomberg THAL LN)

 

 

FINAL RESULTS

 

YEAR TO 31 DECEMBER 2010

 

AND NOTICE OF AGM

 

Chairman's Statement

 

Highlights:

 

·    First seismic contract won using Thalassa seismic equipment generating US$404,086 (2009: US$ nil) in revenue:

 

The Valhall contract is for 7 seismic-shoots over the Valhall field in the Norwegian section of the North Sea over a period of 3.5 years, with an option to extend for another two years by the contractor

 

Procurement of a second PMSS™ unit

 

Successful deployment of equipment in July 2010 and completion of the first seismic shoot during September 2010

 

The second seismic shoot has started with the mobilisation of the equipment in the second half of March 2011 and is expected to complete early May 2011

 

·     Realisation of a further US$646,441 of gains from investments (including dividends and interest)

 

·     61.3% increase in Revenue to US$1,050,527 (2009: US$651,162)

 

·     253.1% increase in Profit to US$546,259 (2009: US$154,695)

 

·     200% increase in diluted EPS to US$0.06 per share (2009: US$0.02)

 

·     Total realised gains for 2009 and 2010 US$1.3m (US$651,162 in 2009 and US$646,441 in 2010)

 

·     Placement of 700,000 shares out of Treasury at £0.30 per share

 

 

Duncan Soukup, Executive Chairman, commented: "The Company has taken a significant and long overdue step forward in 2010 with the award of the contract on the Valhall LoFS project and has curtailed all non-core investing activities.

 

I am cognisant that some of our shareholders were concerned by our foray into the realm of financial investing during the economic crisis and the subsequent collapse in the price of oil. To them I would simply say: Thank you for your patience and continued support. To potential investors who were put off by our investing activities I would say: In the real world one sometimes has to be flexible to stay alive. If we had not diversified we would have burnt cash rather than generating free cash as we did and the Company would not have had sufficient cash to purchase the second source system that was a pre-requisite for the award of the Valhall project. I hope you will take a second look at the Company and give the Board credit for their flexibility rather than penalising them for their actions.

 

I am confident that the award of the Valhall contract is the precursor to more interesting and profitable business. With the invaluable support of our operating partner, WGP, we continue to pursue business opportunities, both in areas of political stability, such as the North Sea, and in regions where WGP's experience in hostile environments can be utilised to best effect."

 

For further information please visit the Company's website, www.thalassaholdingsltd.com or contact:

 

Duncan Soukup, Executive Chairman                             Tel: + 33 (0)6 78 63 26 89

Thalassa Holdings Ltd

 

Antony Legge                                                               Tel: + 44 (0)20 7776 6550

Daniel Stewart & Company plc

 

Overview:

 

Thalassa Energy Services Ltd

It has been a productive year for Thalassa Energy Services Ltd winning, through its operating partner WGP, its first contract to procure and supply the ongoing seismic source service for the Valhall Life of Field Seismic project. Thalassa entered the oilfield services sector in 2007, specifically to acquire marine seismic equipment for Life of Field Seismic projects. 2008 and 2009 were immensely challenging for the oil services industry, however we remained optimistic that the market would recover in line with a recovering oil price. The award of the Valhall LoFS project demonstrates that activity and opportunities are increasing and I look forward to working with our operating partner, WGP, to build on this initial project with additional contracts in the future.

 

Thalassa Public Investments Ltd/Thalassa Private Investments Ltd

As I mentioned in the 2009 Chairman's Statement, a number of initiatives were taken to protect and build shareholder value, amongst them, the expansion of operations through the formation of Thalassa Public Investments Ltd (investing in publicly quoted companies) and Thalassa Private Investments Ltd (investing in private companies).  The portfolios have performed exceptionally and gains of US$646,441 were realised in 2010 in addition to the gains realised in 2009 of US$651,162. Whilst the return on investments was an impressive 90.4%,  this activity was always intended as a 'temporary' measure until such time as stability returned to the oil markets and the Company could concentrate on its role as an E&P service company.

 

The Company's recently announced operating contract provides revenue and earnings visibility over the next 3 years and as a consequence, all financial investment activity has been curtailed. As at 31 December 2010, there were no financial investments in either Thalassa Public Investments Ltd or Thalassa Private Investments Ltd.

 

Financial Review:

Group results for the year to 31 December 2010 show an increase in revenue of 61.3% to US$1,050,527 (2009: US$651,162) resulting in a profit of US$546,259, an increase of 253.1% over the prior period (2009: US$154,695). Basic profit per share was US$0.08 (£0.05) and diluted profit per share was US$0.06 (£0.04) as compared to basic and diluted profit per share of US$0.02 (£0.01) in the prior period.

 

Revenue of US$1,050,527 includes US$404,086 generated from operations (2009: US$ nil) and US$646,441 of realised gains from investments in the period (2009: US$651,162).

 

Net assets at 31 December 2010 amounted to US$7,463,084, resulting in a net asset value per share of US$1.04 (£0.67) in comparison to US$1.10 (£0.69) for the prior period. 700,000 shares were placed out of Treasury stock during the period resulting in 7,200,000 shares in issue at 31 December 2010 (2009: 6,500,000).

 

Cash inflow for the period amounted to US$369,251. This was largely made up of US$1.4m from the disposal of investments, US$0.5m from operating activities, US$0.2m from an increase in trade and other payables and US$0.3m from the placement of Treasury shares, partially offset by the acquisition of plant and equipment for US$2.0m.

 

During the year investment assets totalling US$939,487 were transferred to me, at cost, in part repayment of the 'related party loans' outstanding. As at 31 December 2010, the remaining related party loan balance was reduced from US$1,186,832 to US$247,345. The transaction had a positive impact on the results due to the reversal of the Company's share of the related party losses of approximately US$91,000 that the Company has had to account for in connection with the private investments having been accounted for as associate companies.

 

I would also mention that I have waived all interest accrued on the related party loans during the year totalling US$104,367 plus a further US$215,240 of fees and interest accrued and owed to my management company.  As at 31 December 2010 the amount owed to this company was US$163,718.

 

While revenue streams remain visible in 2011 and beyond, control of the Group's cost base remains a key area of focus and as a result the Group has continued to reduce fixed costs in an effort to guarantee positive cash generation through 2013 based on contracted revenue.

 

Outlook for 2011:

Since the low of US$34 per barrel in January 2009, oil has increased to a recent level of US$110 per barrel, an increase of 224%! At the same time fear of sustained hostilities across Africa and the Middle East with the potential to affect Saudi Arabia will probably result in an extended period of expensive oil.  Due to the fact that a majority of the World's oil comes from this region it is probable that exploration and production in geographic areas seen as more stable than Africa and the Middle East will accelerate. It is your Board's intention to focus on these areas and to take steps to expand the Company's services as and when possible.

 

The Board is considering the appointment of a CEO from the energy industry to drive the Company forward. Obviously there is no guarantee that this search will be successful, however, the Board is unanimous in its view that industry prospects are solid and that the current turbulence in the Energy sector offers an opportunity for accelerated growth.

 

Whilst 2010 results showed a marked improvement over 2009, the Board is well aware that the financial returns on capital invested fall well short of desired levels. ROCE of 7.3%, particularly when over 60% of revenue was generated from financial investments, is unacceptable to the Board and we will continue to strive to improve performance in the future.  

 

As a final note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our operating partner, WGP, for their ongoing dedication and commitment, particularly in securing the company's first contract during the period. We continue to explore new opportunities with WGP and remain positive on the outlook of securing additional contracts in the future. 

 

C. Duncan Soukup

Chairman

 

 

11 April 2011

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Income

for the year ended 31 December 2010

 


2010

2009


$

$




Revenue

1,050,527

651,162

Cost of sales

(82,546)

-

Gross profit

967,981

651,162

Administrative expenses

(512,291)

(476,719)

Other gains and (losses) - foreign currency gains

91,932

(12,936)

Operating profit

547,622

161,507

Interest income

15,822

324

Finance expense

(17,185)

(7,136)

Profit before taxation

546,259

154,695

Taxation

-

-

Profit for the financial period

546,259

154,695

 

 



Weighted average number of shares of the Company:



Basic

6,753,425

7,343,836

Diluted

9,133,425

9,723,836




Number of shares held in Treasury

1,300,000

2,000,000

 

 

Earnings per share $



Basic

0.08

0.02

Diluted

0.06

0.02

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income 

for the year ended 31 December 2010

 


2010

2009


$

$

Profit / (loss) for the financial period

546,259

154,695

Other comprehensive income:



Financial assets - available-for-sale - fair value gains / (losses)

(510,208)

515,851

Total comprehensive income

36,051

670,546

 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

as at 31 December 2010

 


2010

2009


$

$

Assets



Non-current assets



Tangible fixed assets

7,723,349

5,782,763

Available for sale investments

-

1,820,606

Total non-current assets

7,723,349

7,603,369




Current assets



Loans and receivables

21,268

232,992

Trade and other receivables

66,083

217,109

Cash and cash equivalents

504,989

135,738

Total current assets

592,340

585,839




Liabilities



Current liabilities



Trade and other payables

605,170

368,382

Loans

247,435

701,501

Total current liabilities

852,605

1,069,883




Net current assets / (liabilities)

(260,265)

(484,044)




Net assets

7,463,084

7,119,325




Shareholders Equity



Share capital

85,000

85,000

Share premium

7,264,414

7,125,634

Treasury shares

(313,725)

(482,653)

Other reserves

-

510,208

Retained earnings / (losses)

427,395

(118,864)

Total shareholders equity

7,463,084

7,119,325




 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

for the year ended 31 December 2010

 


2010

2009


$

$

Cash flows from operating activities



Operating profit / (loss) for the period

547,622

161,507

(Increase) / decrease in loans and receivables

211,724

(232,992)

(Increase) / decrease in trade and other receivables

151,026

(129,650)

Increase in trade and other payables

236,788

252,493

Acquisition of investments

(1,096,120)

(3,046,804)

Disposal of investments

2,406,518

1,776,444

Cash generated by operations

2,457,558

(1,219,002)

Interest paid

(17,185)

(7,136)

Depreciation

26,520

-

Net cash flow from operating activities

2,466,893

(1,226,138)




Cash flows from investing activities



Acquisition of plant and equipment

(1,967,106)

(25,815)

Interest received

15,822

324

Net cash flow from investing activities

(1,951,284)

(25,491)




Cash flows from financing activities



Increase / (decrease) in Shareholder loans

(454,066)

1,280,619

Repayment of borrowings

-

(579,118)

Cost of share issues

-

8,983

Treasury shares

307,708

(482,653)

Net cash flow from financing activities

(146,358)

227,831




Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents

369,251

(1,023,798)

Cash and cash equivalents at the start of the period

135,738

1,159,536

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

504,989

135,738

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

for the year ended 31 December 2010

 


Share Capital

Share Premium

Treasury shares

Other Reserves

Retained earnings / (losses)

Total Equity


$

$

$

$

$

$

Balance as at 31 December 2008

85,000

7,116,651

-

(5,643)

(273,559)

6,922,449

Issue of share capital

-

8,983

-

-

-

8,983

Purchase of treasury shares

-

-

(482,653)

-

-

(482,653)

Total comprehensive income and expense for the period

-

-

-

515,851

154,695

670,546

Balance as at 31 December 2009

85,000

7,125,634

(482,653)

510,208

(118,864)

7,119,325

Sale of treasury shares

-

138,780

168,928

-

-

307,708

Total recognised income and expense for the period

-

-

-

(510,208)

546,259

36,051

Balance as at 31 December 2010

85,000

7,264,414

(313,725)

-

427,395

7,463,084

 

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

for the year ended 31 December 2010

 

1.   General information

 

Thalassa Holdings Ltd (the "Company") is a BVI business company, incorporated and registered in the British Virgin Islands on 26 September 2007.  The Company was established as a holding company, and currently has three subsidiaries, Thalassa Energy Services Ltd ("TESL"), Thalassa Public Investments Ltd ("TPUIL") and Thalassa Private Investments Ltd ("TPRIL") (together with Thalassa Holdings Ltd, the "Group").

 

TESL was established to acquire marine seismic equipment, specifically a Portable Modular Source System ("PMSS™"). TESL has two PMSS™ units, the second acquired in 2010. The equipment can be installed on a vessel in order to provide the seismic (sound) source to allow exploration and production companies to perform reservoir monitoring. The newly acquired PMSS™ was successfully deployed in the year and completed its first 'shoot' on a new 3.5 year contract. The second PMSS™ is in storage awaiting deployment.

 

TPUIL was formed to invest in publicly quoted companies and TPRIL was formed to invest in private opportunities.

 

2.   Accounting policies

 

The Group prepares its accounts in accordance with applicable International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRSs") as adopted by the European Union.  The consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for available for sale investments that have been measured at fair value.

 

The financial statements are expressed in US dollars, being the functional currency of the Company and its subsidiaries.

 

The principal accounting policies are summarised below. They have been applied consistently throughout the period covered by these financial statements.

 

3.   Going concern

 

The financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis as management consider that the Group has sufficient cash and budgeted cashflow from operations to fund its commitments for the foreseeable future.

 

4.   Basis of consolidation

 

The consolidated accounts include the assets, liabilities and results of the Company together with its wholly owned subsidiaries; Thalassa Energy Services Ltd, Thalassa Public Investments Ltd and Thalassa Private Investments Ltd.  All significant intercompany transactions and balances within the group are eliminated in the preparation of the consolidated financial information.

 

5.   Earnings / (Loss) per share

 


2010

2009

The calculation of earnings per share is based on the following profit and number of shares:



Profit for the period (US$)

546,259

154,695




Weighted average number of shares of the Company:



Basic

6,753,425

7,343,836

Diluted

9,133,425

9,723,836




Earnings per share:



Basic (US$)

0.08

0.02

Diluted (US$)

0.06

0.02




Number of shares outstanding at the period end:



Basic

7,200,000

6,500,000

Diluted

9,580,000

8,880,000










 

 

 

 

6.   Segment information

 

The Group has identified three operating segments; investments in publicly listed companies, investments in private companies and operations from the PMSS™. 

 

Information about reportable segments:

 

 


Publicly listed investments

Private investments

PMSSTM

Other

Total


2010

2010

2010

2010

2010


$

$

$

$

$

Revenue






Segment revenue

646,441

-

404,086


1,050,527

Cost of sales



(82,546)


(82,546)

Other segment information






Administrative expenses




(512,291)

(512,291)

Other gains and losses - foreign currency gains

115

(11,191)

8,774

94,234

91,932

Interest income


15,593


229

15,822

Finance expense



(3,248)

(13,937)

(17,185)

Financial position






Assets






Tangible fixed assets

-

-

7,723,349

-

7,723,349

Available for sale investments

-

-

-

-

-

Loans and receivables

-

21,268

-

-

21,268

Trade and other receivables

18,750

-

29,122

18,211

66,083

Cash and cash equivalents



719

504,270

504,989

Liabilities






Trade and other payables



395,271

209,899

605,170

Loans




247,435

247,435

 

 


Publicly listed investments

Private investments

PMSSTM

Other

Total


2009

2009

2009

2009

2009


$

$

$

$

$

Revenue






Segment revenue

648,225

2,937

-

-

651,162

Cost of sales

-

-

-

-

-

Other segment information






Administrative expenses

-

-

(111,715)

(365,004)

(476,719)

Other gains and losses - foreign currency gains

-

11,041

(3,411)

(20,566)

(12,936)

Interest income

-

-

218

106

324

Finance expense

-

-

(176)

(6,960)

(7,136)

Financial position






Assets






Tangible fixed assets

-

-

5,782,763

-

5,782,763

Available for sale investments

1,580,306

240,300

-

-

1,820,606

Loans and receivables

-

232,992

-

-

232,992

Trade and other receivables

-

-

208,518

8,591

217,109

Cash and cash equivalents

-

-

169,498

(33,760)

135,738

Liabilities






Trade and other payables

-

-

(271,781)

(96,601)

(368,382)

 

7.   Related party transactions

 

During the period, the Chairman provided a loan totalling £300,000 which has been used for investments in publicly quoted shares, investments in private companies and for the repurchase of shares in the Company, now held in Treasury. 

 

Also during the period, and as announced in the Trading Statement 25 November 2010, the Company repaid the majority of Mr Soukup's loan of US$1,186,922. The loan was repaid, in the most part, by the transfer, at cost of the Company's private investments with a value of US$939,487. The transaction had a positive impact on the results due to the reversal of the Company's share of the related party losses of approximately US$91,000 that the Company has had to account for in connection with the private investments having been accounted for as associate companies. Following the transaction Mr Soukup's loan was reduced to US$247,435. The directors, with the exception of Mr Soukup, consulted Daniel Stewart & Company plc, the Company's nominated advisor, who considered the transaction to be fair and reasonable so far as the Company's shareholders were concerned.

 

Interest accrued on the loan amounting to US$104,367 at 31 December 2010 was waived by the Chairman (2009: US$61,096).  The remaining loan is secured against the assets of Thalassa Holdings Ltd and bears interest at 10%. 

 

Also during the period, the Company was invoiced US$454,334 of administrative fees from a company in which the Chairman has a beneficial interest. Such fees include legal, financial and administrative services provided to the Company. At 31 December 2010, an amount of US$200,000 in relation to fees and US$15,240 in interest owed to the Company was waived (2009: US$324,571).  As at 31 December 2010, the amount owed to the Company was US$163,718 (2009: US$31,589).

 

8.   Investments

 


2010

2009


$

$

Available for sale investments - listed on a recognised stock exchange

-

1,580,306

Unquoted investments - investment in associate

-

240,300

At 31 December

-

1,820,606

 

 

Available for sale investments which are listed on a recognised stock exchange are classified as level 1 financial instruments.

 


2010

2009


$

$

Unquoted investments - investment in associate



At the beginning of the period

240,300

-

Acquisitions

-

240,300

Disposals

(240,300)

-

At 31 December

-

240,300

 

Unquoted investments are classified as level 3 financial instruments.

 

9.   Subsequent events

 

There have been no significant post balance sheet date events to report.

 

10. Notice of the Annual General Meeting

 

The Annual General Meeting will be held at Le Cabanon, Pointe des Douaniers 06320 Cap D'Ail at 12.00 p.m. on 12 May 2011.  The Notice of AGM is contained within the Annual Report.

 

11. Copies of the consolidated financial statements

 

A copy of the Annual Report and Financial Statements has been posted to shareholders today.  Further copies will be available to the public from the Company's website: www.thalassaholdingsltd.com


This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
 
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