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Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC
14 February 2013
 



                                                                                                                                                              14 February, 2013

 

 

ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC

2012 FULL YEAR RESULTS

 

Group Highlights

 

·     Order book of £60.1bn, up four per cent.

 

·     Underlying revenue of £12.2bn, up eight per cent.

 

·     Underlying profit before tax of £1.4bn, up 24 per cent.

 

·     Payment to shareholders of 19.5 pence per share, up 11 per cent.

 

 

 

£ millions

2012

2011

Change

Order book*

60,146

57,630

4%

Underlying revenue**

12,209

11,277

8%

Underlying profit before tax**

1,429

1,157

24%

Return on sales***

12.2%

10.7%

1.5pp

Underlying earnings per share

59.27p

48.54p

22%

Full year payment to shareholders

19.5p

17.5p

11%

Reported revenue

12,161

11,124

9%

Reported profit before financing

2,072

1,189

74%

Net cash

1,317

223

1,094

Average net (debt)/cash

(145)

320

-465

          

 *     Restated 2011 year-end data excluding IAE order book of £4,571m

**    See Note 2 on p.20 for explanation

***   By reference to underlying profit before financing costs and tax

 

 

John Rishton, Chief Executive, said:

 

"In the second half of the year, revenue growth increased as we delivered 23 per cent more engines than in the first half. Margins improved, reflecting volume, mix, cost control and the IAE transaction.

"In the full year, underlying profits increased for the tenth consecutive year. We have established this record of consistent delivery while continuing to invest in people, technology and facilities.

"The strength of our order book demonstrates the confidence our customers have in our products and services. Our priorities remain: delivering on the promises we have made; deciding where to grow and where not to; and improving financial performance.

"In 2013, we expect modest growth in underlying revenue and good growth in underlying profit with cash flow around break even as we continue to invest for the future.

"Sir Simon Robertson today announced his intention to retire as Chairman of Rolls-Royce at this year's Annual General Meeting. Simon has made an exceptional contribution over the past eight years. He has worked tirelessly on behalf of the company and his energy and enthusiasm have been an example to us all. I am delighted to welcome Ian Davis as our new Chairman and look forward to working closely with him".

Group Overview

 

In 2012, the order book increased by four per cent, underlying revenue by eight per cent and underlying profit by 24 per cent. We delivered a record number of power systems that, typically, produce decades of aftermarket services revenue.

 

The priorities for the business remain the same as last year:

 

1.    Deliver on the promises we have made.

2.    Decide where to grow and where not to.

3.    Improve financial performance.

In 2012 we have made progress towards these objectives:

 

1.    Deliver on the promises we have made

The quality of the products and services we supply is measured across the Group and has shown steady improvement. Increased focus on delivery has led to significant improvement in wide-body engines in Civil Aerospace and in our Marine products. Across the Group, we are investing in a wide range of projects that will improve operational performance and reduce cost. This includes  continuing investment in modernising our IT infrastructure that is a key enabler for our business.

 

Significant milestones have been achieved in our major programmes.

 

These include:

 

·     In Civil Aerospace, the certification of the Trent XWB engine (in February 2013) that will power the Airbus A350, the launch of the Trent 1000-TEN that will power Boeing 787s entering service from 2016 and the entry into service of the BR725 engine powering the new Gulfstream G650 corporate jet.

 

·     In Defence Aerospace, the Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant of the F35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter entered service with the US Marine Corps and deliveries were made to the UK MoD.

 

·     In Marine, gas turbine power and propulsion equipment was delivered for the US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship and the UK's Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

 

·     In Energy, we expanded our fleet of gas turbine compressor units through contracts for China's West East Pipeline Project (WEPP) and the Uzbekistan section of the Asia Trans Gas (ATG) pipeline.

 

2.    Decide where to grow and where not to

We continue to invest in capacity to fulfil our order book and in technology to expand our portfolio.

 

In Civil Aerospace, we are committed to investing in the wide-body, narrow-body and corporate market segments. In Defence Aerospace, we continue to see opportunities both in developing economies and in our traditional markets, despite the pressure on government spending. In Marine, offshore oil and gas remains a fast growing market and, in Energy, we continue to invest in our Civil Nuclear business where we believe Rolls-Royce can play an important part supporting both existing and new build nuclear capacity.

 

Areas where we have decided not to invest include the sale of our tidal power generation business to Alstom in January 2013 and the sale of a 51 per cent stake in our fuel cell business to LG.

3.    Improve financial performance

We continue to focus on margin progression. In 2012, margins at Group level improved to 12.2 per cent (10.7 per cent 2011).  The Tognum and the IAE restructuring together contributed 1.1 percentage points, with 0.4 percentage points improvement coming from the underlying business.  Overall, profits grew by 24 per cent enabling us to raise our full year distribution to shareholders to 19.5 pence, an 11 per cent increase.

 

Margin progression, cost reduction and cash generation remain areas of intense focus for the Group, as we seek to improve quality, on-time delivery and working capital, while continuing to invest to meet the rising load.  Around £50m of unit cost improvements were realised in 2012.

 

Our cash inflow of £137m, prior to acquisitions and disposals, was delivered after a heavy year of investment in technology, capability and infrastructure.

 

During 2012, we made a number of important announcements:

 

We completed the sale of our equity holding in International Aero Engines (IAE) to Pratt & Whitney. We remain a major supplier to IAE and will receive an agreed payment for each hour flown by the current installed fleet of V2500-powered aircraft for the next fifteen years.

 

Engine Holding (EH), the collaboration we formed with Daimler in 2011, assumed full management control of Tognum. We will fully consolidate the results of EH, including Tognum, from 1 January 2013.

 

We acquired the 50 per cent of the shares we did not already own in Aero Engine Controls (AEC) from Goodrich Corporation. Engine control systems play an increasingly important part in enhancing the fuel efficiency and overall performance of modern jet engines.

 

We have passed information to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) relating to concerns about bribery and corruption involving intermediaries in overseas markets. This follows a request for information from the SFO about allegations of malpractice in Indonesia and China. We have significantly strengthened our compliance procedures in recent years, including new policies for Global Ethics and Intermediaries. We have also expanded the Compliance function. As a further measure, we have appointed Lord Gold to lead a review of current procedures and report to the Ethics Committee of the Board.

 

Group Trading Summary

 

 

£ millions

2012

2011

Change

Order book*

60,146

57,630

4%

Underlying revenue**

12,209

11,277

8%

Underlying OE revenue

5,893

5,258

12%

Underlying services revenue

6,316

6,019

5%

Underlying profit before tax**

1,429

1,157

24%

Return on sales***

12.2%

10.7%

1.5pp

Net cash

1,317

223

1,094

Average net (debt)/cash

(145)

320

-465

         

   *     Restated 2011 year-end data excluding IAE order book of £4,571m

  **    See Note 2 on p.20 for explanation

  ***   By reference to underlying profit before financing costs and tax

  

 

Order Book

 

·   The order book increased four per cent to £60.1bn, adjusted for the IAE disposal.  Order intake of £16.1bn included new orders of £10.3bn in Civil Aerospace, £1.6bn in Defence Aerospace, £3.3bn in Marine, £0.8bn in Energy and £0.4bn in EH.

 

 

Income Statement

 

·   Underlying revenue increased eight per cent to £12.2bn, including 12 per cent growth in underlying OE revenue (£5.9bn) and five per cent growth in underlying services revenue (£6.3bn).

 

·   Underlying OE revenue growth included a 23 per cent increase in deliveries of Trent and corporate engines in Civil Aerospace and a six per cent increase in military transport, combat, UAV and civil helicopter engines in Defence Aerospace. Growth was offset by the reduction in OE revenue in Marine (down three per cent), and in Energy and in Bergen's contribution to EH (both down 35 per cent).

 

·   Underlying services revenue growth included an increase of five per cent in Civil Aerospace, in line with growth in the installed base, and five per cent in Defence Aerospace. Energy and EH also saw good growth. Marine was up one per cent reflecting increased maintenance activity by customers and higher spares spend in the second half.

 

·   Underlying profit before tax increased 24 per cent to £1.4bn, reflecting revenue growth, improved revenue mix, unit cost reduction and net trading contributions of £77m from Tognum and £92m related to the IAE restructuring. These benefits were partially offset in Civil Aerospace by higher R&D charges and lower entry fees associated with major new programmes, and in Defence Aerospace by the non recurrence of the £60m Strategic Defence Security Review (SDSR) settlement.  Underlying earnings per share (UEPS) improved 22 per cent.

 

 

Balance Sheet

 

·    The year-end cash position of £1.3bn (£223m in 2011) includes the contributions of £942m for IAE and £167m for Bergen. The average net debt in 2012 of £145m (average net cash of £320m in 2011) reflects the timing of the acquisition of Tognum in 2011 and the sale of our interest in IAE in 2012. Excluding the effects of acquisitions and disposals, average net cash of £725m in 2012 compared with £805m in 2011.

 

·    In April, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised its long- and short-term corporate credit ratings for the Group to 'A/A-1' from 'A-/A-2'.

 

·    The Group continued to have good liquidity with £3.6bn of cash and committed facilities. Debt maturities remain well spread through to 2019.

 

·    Pension liabilities increased by £148m on an accounting basis, largely due to a reduction in the discount rate. On an economic basis, funding requirements remain stable following the series of measures taken in recent years to achieve greater certainty for our major UK schemes.

 

 

Cash Flow

 

·      A cash inflow of £1.1bn during 2012 included £942m from the disposal of IAE and £167m for the contribution of Bergen to EH. Excluding acquisitions, disposals and foreign exchange, the inflow of £137m reflects the continued investment programme in future growth and the increase in net working capital required ahead of OE volume growth, predominantly in Civil Aerospace.

 

Group Prospects

 

Full year 2013 Group guidance excluding Engine Holding:

 

For the full year 2013, we expect the Group to see modest growth in underlying revenue and good growth in underlying profit, with cash flow around breakeven as we continue to invest for future growth.

 

This guidance excludes the impact of Engine Holding, for which further information is given below.

 

 

Full year 2013 segmental guidance:

 

For the full year 2013, we expect underlying revenue and underlying profit for our business segments as follows:

 

In Civil Aerospace, we anticipate modest growth in revenue and strong growth in profit. In Defence Aerospace we expect modest growth in revenue and a modest reduction in profit. In Marine we expect modest growth in revenue and profit. And in Energy we expect some improvement in revenue and profit.

 

 

The implications of Engine Holding on 2013 performance:

 

Engine Holding comprises Bergen and Tognum. The Group cannot provide financial guidance for Tognum while it is still listed. Tognum also reports its 2012 results today. These can be accessed at www.tognum.de/investors.

 

 

 

Enquiries:

 

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Simon Goodson                                                        Josh Rosenstock

Director - Investor Relations                                      Director of External Communications

Rolls-Royce plc                                                          Rolls-Royce plc

Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 9237                                           Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 9163

simon.goodson@rolls-royce.com                              josh.rosenstock@rolls-royce.com

 

 

 

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A PDF copy of this report can be downloaded from www.rolls-royce.com/investors.

 

This Full Year Results Announcement contains forward-looking statements. Any statements that express forecasts, expectations and projections are not guarantees of future performance and will not be updated. By their nature, these statements involve risk and uncertainty, and a number of factors could cause material differences to the actual results or developments. This report is intended to provide information to shareholders, is not designed to be relied upon by any other party, or for any other purpose and the Company and its directors accept no liability to any other person other than under English law.

Business Segment Reviews 

 

Civil Aerospace

 

£ millions

2012

2011

Change

Order book*

49,608

47,370

5%

Engine deliveries*

668

544

23%

Underlying revenue

6,437

5,572

16%

Underlying OE revenue

2,934

2,232

31%

Underlying services revenue

3,503

3,340

5%

Underlying profit before financing

727

499

46%

Return on sales**

11.3%

9.0%

2.3pp

                     

   *    Restated 2011 year-end data excluding IAE order book of £4,571m and 418 V2500 deliveries

   **   By reference to underlying profit before financing costs and tax

 

Financial          

 

·     The order book increased by five per cent including new orders of £10.3bn (£11.0bn in 2011). We continue to grow our wide-body market share, with Trent engines making up around 75 per cent of our order book. We remain committed to the mid-size market both as a supplier to IAE and via our planned joint venture with the IAE partners to develop the next generation of engines for this market segment. Our continued success in the corporate market is being driven primarily by our BR700 series of engines for large cabin Gulfstream and Bombardier aircraft.

 

Significant orders in 2012 included:

 

Trent 700 engines and TotalCare for 54 Airbus A330s for China Eastern, Etihad, Avianca, Synergy, Garuda Indonesia, Air Pacific and Skymark.

Trent 900 engines and TotalCare for 11 A380s for Singapore Airlines and Skymark.

Trent 1000 engines and TotalCare for five Boeing 787s for Avianca and Air New Zealand.

Trent XWB engines and TotalCare for 30 A350s for Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines.

 

·     Revenue increased by 16 per cent. There was a 31 per cent growth in OE revenue, primarily reflecting higher deliveries of Trent and corporate engines. Services revenue grew by five per cent consistent with growth in the installed base of thrust.

 

·     Profit increased by 46 per cent, including £92m related to the restructured trading arrangements with IAE. Excluding these, profit increased by 27 per cent due to increased OE volume, better OE mix, services growth and unit cost improvements. This growth was tempered by a higher R&D charge due to higher spend and lower capitalisation related to major new programme activity, and by lower entry fees related to the current maturity of the Trent XWB programme.

 

Portfolio

 

·     The Trent XWB gained certification in February 2013 following a successful flight test programme on an Airbus A380 test aircraft. The Trent XWB is the world's most efficient large jet engine and is the fastest-selling Trent engine, with orders for more than 1,200 engines already received.

 

·     We launched the Trent 1000-TEN that is due to enter service in 2016. This engine, which incorporates proven next generation technology from the Trent XWB, will be capable of powering all versions of the Boeing 787.

 

·     The BR725-powered Gulfstream G650 entered service early in 2013, and the AE3007C-powered Cessna Citation TEN is due to enter service later this year.

 

Defence Aerospace

 

£ millions

2012

2011

Change

Order book

5,157

6,035

-15%

Engine deliveries

864

814

6%

Underlying revenue

2,417

2,235

8%

Underlying OE revenue

1,231

1,102

12%

Underlying services revenue

1,186

1,133

5%

Underlying profit before financing

404

376

7%

Return on sales*

16.7%

16.8%

-0.1pp

 

  *   By reference to underlying profit before financing costs and tax

 

Financial

 

·     The order book contracted by 15 per cent reflecting the budgetary pressures on our major customers in Europe and North America.  The net order intake of £1.6bn (£1.8bn in 2011) includes cancellations of £0.4bn, principally the proposed cancellations of a number of contracts for C-27J aircraft, including those by the US Department of Defense (DoD). Despite the challenging environment, we continue to see opportunities both in our traditional markets and the developing economies.

 

Significant orders in 2012 included:

 

US$1bn of contracts for OE and services for military transport, trainer and helicopter engines for the US Army, US Air Force, US Marine Corps and US Navy.

A US$315m contract from Pratt & Whitney for 17 LiftSystem sets for the F-35B STOVL variant of the Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

A £100m contract extension to maintain the engines for the UK MoD's fleets of C-130 military transport and VC10 tanker aircraft.

A contract with the Royal Australian Air Force to help improve the fuel efficiency of its C-130 military transport aircraft.

 

·      Revenue increased by eight per cent, reflecting a 12 per cent increase in OE revenue and a five per cent increase in services revenue. However, adjusted for the non-recurrence of the £60m SDSR benefit in 2011, services revenue increased by 11 per cent. This highlights how our large installed base continues to provide services opportunities as customers seek to optimise the efficiency of their aircraft.

 

·      Profit increased by seven per cent. Adjusted for the SDSR benefit in 2011, profit increased by 28 per cent due to increased OE volumes and mix, growth in services, unit cost improvements and a lower R&D charge.  

 

 

Portfolio

 

·     The F-35B STOVL variant of the JSF entered service with the US and the first deliveries were made to the UK MoD. This followed a successful flight test programme for the F-35B that included over 500 short take-offs and landings.

 

·     Engine deliveries for the first production Airbus A400M transport aircraft began in 2012 ahead of entry into service in 2013.

 

·     Flight testing completed successfully with the US Air Force of the Series 3.5 enhanced T56 engine. The reduced fuel consumption and reliability improvements will enable the US Air Force to operate its C130H military transport aircraft until 2040, with improved performance, reduced emissions and significant cost savings.

 

Marine

 

£ millions

2012

2011*

Change

Order book

3,954

2,737

44%

Underlying revenue

2,249

2,271

-1%

Underlying OE revenue

1,288

1,322

-3%

Underlying services revenue

961

949

1%

Underlying profit before financing

294

287

2%

Return on sales**

13.1%

12.6%

0.5pp

 

   *    2011 restated due to the transfer of Bergen to Engine Holding on 2 January as per Note 2 on p.20

  **   By reference to underlying profit before financing costs and tax

 

Financial

 

·      The order book increased 44 per cent including new orders of £3.3bn (£2.1bn in 2011). These include the £1.1bn order by the UK MoD to deliver reactor cores for its future fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. Offshore orders reflected improved demand in the Oil & Gas sector, especially for drillships and support vessels in Brazil. This was partially offset by continued weak order flow in the Merchant sector.

 

Significant orders in 2012 also included:

 

£147m of contracts in Brazil to design and equip 18 drillships, Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs) and Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) for Atlantico Sul on behalf of Petrobras, Navegação São Miguel and Bravante Group.

£119m of contracts to design and equip 10 OSVs for Norway's Farstad Shipping, China's COSCO and Korea's Hyundai.

A contract for MT7 gas turbine engines to power the US Navy's future fleet of up to 73 hovercraft, known as the Ship-to-Shore Connector, working with Textron.

A contract with the US Navy to supply MT30 gas turbines and propulsion systems for the two latest vessels in the Littoral Combat Ship programme.

A contract with the Republic of Korea's Navy to supply the MT30 to power a new FFX frigate. This is the first order for the MT30 in Asia.

 

·     Revenue reduced by one per cent, reflecting increased pricing pressure and adverse foreign exchange movements. Both OE and services revenue improved in the second half reflecting improvement in the offshore sector and better capture of the services market resulting from the recent expansion of our global network of services centres.  

 

·      Profit increased by two per cent due to better revenue mix and cost reduction, partially offset by pricing pressures and adverse foreign exchange movement.

 

 

Portfolio

 

·     The reactor core contract with the UK MoD includes the regeneration of the manufacturing facility in Derby. The phased re-build will provide a leading-edge manufacturing facility with the highest standards of safety to support future programme needs.

 

·     Our innovative commercial ship design capability was extended with a new team formed to design ships for navies, coastguards and other maritime agencies. Ship design enhances our ability to offer integrated systems solutions.

 

·     Our market leading LNG-fuelled C engine was approved for sale in the US by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The C engine positions us well for opportunities that will arise from stricter environmental standards from 2016.

 

Energy

 

£ millions

2012

2011*

Change

Order book

1,290

1,420

-9%

Underlying revenue

962

1,083

-11%

Underlying OE revenue

344

527

-35%

Underlying services revenue

618

556

11%

Underlying profit before financing

21

16

31%

Return on sales**

2.2%

1.5%

0.7pp

 

   *    2011 restated due to the transfer of Bergen to Engine Holding on 2 January as per Note 2 on p.20

   **   By reference to underlying profit before financing costs and tax

 

Financial

 

·     The order book reduced by nine per cent, with new orders of £0.8bn (£1.3bn in 2011). In the oil & gas market, high oil prices and global growth continue to sustain bid activity, albeit with pricing pressures and order deferrals by some customers. While the power generation market in mature economies remains suppressed, we are seeing growth in developing countries. We continue to invest for future growth in Civil Nuclear.

 

Significant orders in 2012 included:

 

A contract with Petrochina to supply a further six RB211 gas turbine compression packages for Line 3 of the West-East Pipeline Project (WEPP).

A contract with Uzbekistan to supply three RB211 units for the Uzbekistan section of the Asia Trans Gas (ATG) pipeline to transport gas from Turkmenistan to China.

A contract to supply two industrial Trent 60 WLE gas turbines to generate power for LUKOIL's plant in Russia.

A contract to supply a Trent 60 WLE gas turbine to supply power for the El Alto plant in the Kenko Zone that will power over 100,000 homes in and around La Paz, Bolivia.

A contract to supply an RB211 to operate PTT's Ethane Separation Plant in Thailand.

 

·      Revenue fell by 11 per cent due to a significant reduction in OE revenue and adverse revenue mix in Oil & Gas and in Power Generation. The OE reduction was partially offset by an 11 per cent increase in services revenue. Services revenue, particularly in Oil & Gas, benefited from a better penetration of the aftermarket for the installed base across all sectors.

 

·      Profit increased by five million pounds.

 

 

Portfolio

 

·      Agreements were signed with Areva and Hitachi to collaborate further on civil nuclear new build projects for which we will manufacture complex components and provide technical services.

 

·      The RB211-Gzero was launched as a retrofit upgrade product to provide increased power to many existing users of industrial RB211 aero-derivative gas turbine engines.

 

·      LG acquired a 51 per cent stake in Rolls-Royce Fuel Systems (US) Inc. that will enable the business to further develop and industrialise fuel cell technology. In January 2013, we sold Tidal Generation Ltd. to Alstom.

 

·       Construction of a new purpose-built gas turbine package, assembly and test facility in Santa Cruz in Brazil is well advanced. The facility is expected to start production in 2013.

 

Additional Financial Information

 

Income statement

 

Underlying income statement extracts - £ millions

2012

2011

Change

Revenue

12,209

11,277

8%

            Civil Aerospace

6,437

5,572

16%

            Defence Aerospace

2,417

2,235

8%

            Marine

2,249

2,271

-1%

            Energy

962

1,083

-11%

            Engine Holding

287

331

-13%

            Intra-segment

(143)

(215)


Profit before financing costs and taxation

1,490

1,206

24%

            Civil Aerospace

727

499

46%

            Defence Aerospace

404

376

7%

            Marine

294

287

2%

            Energy

21

16

31%

            Engine Holding

109

80

36%

            Intra-segment

(11)

-


            Central costs

(54)

(52)


Net financing costs

(61)

(49)

24%

Profit before taxation

1,429

1,157

24%

Taxation

(318)

(261)

22%

Profit for the period

1,111

896

24%

EPS

59.27p

48.54p

22%

Payment to shareholders

19.5p

17.5p

11%

Other items




Other operating income

33

70


Gross R&D investment

919

908


Net R&D charged to the income statement

589

463


 

·    Engine Holding (EH), our joint venture with Daimler, owns Bergen and over 99 per cent of Tognum. Management control of Tognum was taken on 1 January 2013 from which date we will fully consolidate EH's results, together with Daimler's 50 per cent non-controlling interest. EH's contribution of £287m to 2012 revenue came wholly from Bergen. EH's profit contribution of £109m comprised £32m from Bergen and £77m from the equity accounted contribution from Tognum. The transfer of Bergen to EH during 2012 also resulted in a £167m cash benefit to the Group. Further details are provided in Note 12 on p.27.

 

·    Underlying revenue increased eight per cent to £12.2 bn. This includes a five per cent growth in services revenue to £6.3bn and a 12 per cent increase in OE revenue to £5.9bn. OE performance included strong 31 per cent growth in Civil Aerospace and 12 per cent growth in Defence Aerospace offset by reductions in OE revenue in each of Marine, Energy and EH. Underlying services revenue continues to represent more than half (52 per cent) of the Group's underlying revenue. In 2012, services revenue grew in all businesses as the installed base of products continued to grow and the services network expanded.

 

·    Underlying profit before financing costs and taxation increased 24 per cent to £1.5bn. This was due to a number of factors: increased revenue; better mix; unit cost reduction; a full year's benefit from Tognum (compared to four months' contribution to Group results in 2011); and improved trading following the IAE restructuring settlement completed during the year. These improvements were partly offset by a significant increase in the R&D charge and lower other operating income. Further discussion of trading is included in the business segment reports on p.6 to p.9.

 

·    Underlying financing costs increased 24 per cent to £61m, including an increase in net interest charges reflecting lower average net funds after funding the Tognum acquisition in the second half of 2011.

 

·     Underlying taxation was £318m, an underlying tax rate of 22.3 per cent compared with 22.6 per cent in 2011.

 

·     Underlying EPS increased 22 per cent to 59.27 pence, in line with the increase in the underlying profit after tax.

 

·     Payments to shareholders: at the AGM on 2 May 2013, the directors will recommend an issue of 119 C Shares with a total nominal value of 11.9 pence for each ordinary share. The final issue of C shares will be made on 1 July 2013 to shareholders on the register on 26 April, 2013 and the final day of trading with entitlement to C Shares is 23 April 2012. Together with the interim issue on 2 January 2013 of 76 C Shares for each ordinary share with a total nominal value of 7.6 pence, this is the equivalent of a total annual payment to ordinary shareholders of 19.5 pence for each ordinary share.

 

The payment to shareholders will, as before, be made in the form of redeemable C Shares which shareholders may either choose to retain or redeem for a cash equivalent. The Registrar, on behalf of the Company, operates a C Share Reinvestment Plan (CRIP) and can, on behalf of shareholders, purchase ordinary shares from the market rather than delivering a cash payment. Shareholders wishing to redeem their C Shares or else redeem and participate in the CRIP must ensure that their instructions are lodged with the Registrar, Computershare Investor Services Plc, no later than 5pm on 3 June 2013. Redemption will take place on 3 July 2013.

 

·    Other operating income relates to programme receipts from RRSPs, which reimburse past expenditure. These receipts decreased by 53 per cent in 2012 due to the phasing of major programmes such as the Trent XWB.

 

·    Net R&D charged to the income statement increased by 27 per cent to £589m reflecting a combination of increased spend of £57m and lower net capitalisation of £70m due to the phasing of major new programmes. This investment and the ten per cent increase in capital expenditure including software to £610m will prepare our infrastructure and global supply chain for significant growth in the next decade. The Group continues to expect the net R&D spend to remain within four to five per cent of Group underlying revenue.

 

·    Foreign exchange rate movements influence the reported income statement, the cash flow and closing net cash balance. The average and spot rates for the principal trading currencies of the Group are shown in the table below:

 



2012

2011

USD per GBP

Closing spot rate

1.63

1.55

Average spot rate

1.59

1.60





EUR per GBP

Closing spot rate

1.23

1.20

Average spot rate

1.23

1.15

 

·    The adjustments between the underlying income statement and the reported income statement are set out in Note 2 to the condensed financial statements on p.20.

 

 

Balance sheet

 

Summary balance sheet - £ millions

2012

2011

Intangible assets

2,901

2,882

Property, plant and equipment

2,564

2,338

Net post-retirement scheme deficits

(545)

(397)

Net working capital

(1,100)

(1,098)

Net funds

1,317

223

Provisions

(461)

(502)

Net financial assets and liabilities

(127)

(718)

Investment in joint ventures and associates

1,800

1,680

Assets held for sale

4

178

Other net assets and liabilities

(248)

(67)

Net assets

6,105

4,519

Other items



USD hedge book

$22,500

$22,000

Net TotalCare assets

1,312

956

Gross customer finance contingent liabilities

569

612

Net customer finance contingent liabilities

70

124

 

·    Intangible assets relate to goodwill, certification costs, participation fees, development expenditure, recoverable engine costs, software and other costs that represent long-term assets of the Group. In aggregate, these assets remained broadly unchanged at £2.9bn with additional development, recoverable engine, certification and software costs being offset by annual amortisation charges. The carrying values of the intangible assets are assessed for impairment against the present value of forecast cash flows generated by the intangible asset. The principal risks remain: reductions in assumed market share; programme timings; increases in unit cost assumptions; and adverse movements in discount rates. There have been no significant impairments in 2012. Further details are given in Note 6 to the condensed financial statements on p.24.

 

·    Property, plant and equipment increased by 10 per cent to £2.6bn due to the ongoing development and refreshment of facilities and tooling as the Group prepares for increased production volumes.

 

·    Net post-retirement scheme deficits increased 37 per cent to £545m. This was principally due to the movements in the assumptions used to value the underlying assets and liabilities in accordance with IAS 19 - in particular the discount rate which is derived from AA corporate bond yields. The impact of the revisions to IAS 19 is described in Note 9 to the condensed financial statements on p.26.

 

Overall funding across the schemes has improved in recent years as the Group has adopted a lower risk investment strategy that reduces volatility going forward and enables the funding position to remain stable: interest rate and inflation risks are largely hedged; and exposure to equities has reduced to around 12 per cent of scheme assets. This has been achieved against the headwind of increasing life expectancy assumptions. A modest reduction in the Group's cash contribution to the overall funding level of the schemes is expected in 2013.

 

·     Net funds increased by £1.1bn to £1.3bn largely due to the £0.9bn proceeds received on the restructuring of IAE. Average net funds fell by £465m to (£145m) due to the timing of the Tognum acquisition in the second half of 2011 and the restructuring of IAE in June 2012.

 

·    Investment - joint ventures and associates increased by seven per cent, largely as a result of the capitalisation of a loan to Engine Holding in respect of the acquisition of Tognum.

 

·     Provisions largely relate to warranties and guarantees provided to secure the sale of OE and services. These provisions reduced modestly during the year.

 

·    Net financial assets and liabilities relate to the fair value of foreign exchange, commodity and interest rate contracts and financial RRSPs and the put option on Bergen Engine AS, set out in detail in note 7 to the condensed financial statements. The change largely reflects the impact of the change in the GBP/USD exchange rate on the valuation of foreign exchange contracts and the inclusion of the put option (£167m) for the first time.

 

·     The USD hedge book increased two per cent to US$22.5bn. This represents around five years of net exposure and has an average book rate of £1 to US$1.60. Current forward market exchange rates are similar to current average book rates.

 

·     Net TotalCare® assets relate to long-term service agreement (LTSA) contracts in the civil aerospace business, including the flagship services product TotalCare. These assets represent the timing difference between the recognition of income and costs in the income statement and cash receipts and payments.

 

·     Customer financing facilitates the sale of original equipment (OE) and services by providing financing support to certain customers. Where such support is provided by the Group, it is generally to customers of the civil aerospace business and takes the form of various types of credit and asset value guarantees. These exposures produce contingent liabilities that are outlined in Note 10 to the condensed financial statements on p.26 and p.27. The contingent liabilities represent the maximum aggregate discounted gross and net exposure in respect of delivered aircraft, regardless of the point in time at which such exposures may arise.

 

During 2012, the Group's gross exposure remained stable at £569m. On a net basis, exposure reduced by £54m to £70m predominantly due to an indemnity from United Technologies for all A320 commitments following the restructuring of IAE.

 

Whilst some banks, particularly European institutions, continue to find circumstances challenging and offer limited participation in financing new aircraft deliveries, the Group expects that other providers of US dollar funding and ongoing support from the export credit agencies will largely fill the gap left by these banks.

 

Condensed consolidated income statement

For the year ended 31 December 2012




2012


2011




Excluding IAE restructuring

IAE restructuring

Total





Notes

£m

£m

£m


£m

Revenue

2

12,161

-

12,161


11,124

Cost of sales


(9,416)

-

(9,416)


(8,676)

Gross profit


2,745

-

2,745


2,448

Other operating income


33

-

33


69

Commercial and administrative costs


(989)

-

(989)


(984)

Research and development costs


(589)

-

(589)


(463)

Share of results of joint ventures and associates


173

-

173


116

Operating profit


1,373

-

1,373


1,186

Profit on disposal of businesses


-

699

699


3

Profit before financing and taxation

2

1,373

699

2,072


1,189

Financing income


1,112

-

1,112


456

Financing costs


(479)

-

(479)


(540)

Net financing

3

633

-

633


(84)

Profit before taxation 1


2,006

699

2,705


1,105

Taxation


(447)

37

(410)


(257)

Profit for the year


1,559

736

2,295


848









Attributable to:







Ordinary shareholders


1,545

736

2,281


850

Non-controlling interests


14

-

14


(2)

Profit for the year


1,559

736

2,295


848








Earnings per ordinary share attributable to shareholders 2

4






Basic


83.47p

39.76p

123.23p


45.95p

Diluted




121.59p


45.33p

Underlying earnings per ordinary share are shown in note 4














Payments to ordinary shareholders in respect of the year

5






Per share




19.5p


17.5p

Total




365


328








1 Underlying profit before taxation


1,429

-

1,429


1,157

2 Underlying earnings per share are shown in note 4









Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

For the year ended 31 December 2012


2012


2011


£m


£m

Profit for the year

2,295


848

Other comprehensive income (OCI)




   Items that will not be reclassified to profit and loss




      Movements in post-retirement schemes

(259)


123

      Share of OCI of joint ventures and associates

(46)


(3)

      Related tax movements

91


(53)

 

(214)


67

   Items that may be reclassified to profit and loss




      Foreign exchange translation differences on foreign operations

(118)


(102)

      Share of OCI of joint ventures and associates

(12)


(7)

      Related tax movements

(1)


(1)


(131)


(110)

Total comprehensive income for the year

1,950


805





Attributable to:




Ordinary shareholders

1,937


808

Non-controlling interests

13


(3)

Total comprehensive income for the year

1,950


805

 



Condensed consolidated balance sheet

At 31 December 2012



2012


2011

 


Notes

£m


£m

 

ASSETS





 

Non-current assets





 

Intangible assets

6

2,901


2,882

 

Property, plant and equipment


2,564


2,338

 

Investments - joint ventures and associates


1,800


1,680

 

Investments - other


6


10

 

Other financial assets

7

592


327

 

Deferred tax assets


330


368

 

Post-retirement scheme surpluses

9

329


503

 



8,522


8,108

 

Current assets





 

Inventories


2,726


2,561

 

Trade and other receivables


4,119


4,009

 

Taxation recoverable


33


20

 

Other financial assets

7

115


91

 

Short-term investments


11


11

 

Cash and cash equivalents


2,585


1,310

 

Assets held for sale


4


313

 



9,593


8,315

 

Total assets


18,115


16,423

 







 

LIABILITIES





 

Current liabilities





 

Borrowings

8

(149)


(20)

 

Other financial liabilities

7

(312)


(111)

 

Trade and other payables


(6,387)


(6,236)

 

Current tax liabilities


(126)


(138)

 

Provisions for liabilities and charges


(220)


(276)

 

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale


-


(135)

 



(7,194)


(6,916)

 

Non-current liabilities





 

Borrowings

8

(1,234)


(1,184)

 

Other financial liabilities

7

(418)


(919)

 

Trade and other payables


(1,465)


(1,314)

 

Deferred tax liabilities


(584)


(445)

 

Provisions for liabilities and charges


(241)


(226)

 

Post-retirement scheme deficits

9

(874)


(900)

 



(4,816)


(4,988)

 

Total liabilities


(12,010)


(11,904)

 






 

Net assets


6,105


4,519

 






EQUITY





Equity attributable to ordinary shareholders





Called-up share capital


374


374

Share premium account


-


-

Capital redemption reserve


169


173

Cash flow hedging reserve


(63)


(52)

Other reserves


314


433

Retained earnings


5,294


3,590



6,088


4,518

Non-controlling interests


17


1

Total equity


6,105


4,519

 



Condensed consolidated cash flow statement

For the year ended 31 December 2012



2012


2011


Notes

£m


Reconciliation of cash flows from operating activities




Operating profit


1,373


Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment


(9)


Share of results of joint ventures and associates


(173)


Dividends received from joint ventures and associates


129


Amortisation and impairment of intangible assets


231


Depreciation and impairment of property, plant and equipment


256


Impairment of investments


2


Decrease in provisions


(40)


Increase in inventories


(158)


Increase in trade and other receivables


(284)


Increase in trade and other payables


267


Movement in other financial assets and liabilities


(29)


Net defined benefit post-retirement cost/(credit) recognised in operating profit


151


Cash funding of defined benefit post-retirement schemes


(297)


Share-based payments


55


Net cash inflow from operating activities before taxation


1,474


Taxation paid


(219)


Net cash inflow from operating activities


1,255






Cash flows from investing activities




Disposals of unlisted investments


4


Additions of intangible assets


(250)


Disposals of intangible assets


1


Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(435)


Government grants received


10


Disposals of property, plant and equipment


30


Acquisitions of businesses (net of cash acquired)


(20)


Proceeds from restructuring of IAE


942


Disposals of businesses


-


Investments in joint ventures and associates


(24)


Cash flows arising from loan to Engine Holding GmbH


167


Transfer of subsidiary to associate


(1)


Net cash inflow/(outflow) from investing activities


424






Cash flows from financing activities




Repayment of loans


(78)


Proceeds from increase in loans


200


Net cash flow from increase/(decrease) in borrowings


122


Interest received


11


Interest paid


(52)


Decrease in short-term investments


-


Issue of ordinary shares


-


Purchase of ordinary shares


(94)


Redemption of C Shares


(318)


Net cash outflow from financing activities


(331)






Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


1,348


Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January


1,291


Exchange losses on cash and cash equivalents


(54)


Cash and cash equivalents at 31 December


2,585


1,291



 


2012


2011


£m


£m

Reconciliation of movements in cash and cash equivalents to movements in net funds




Increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

1,348


(1,556)

Cash flow from (increase)/decrease in borrowings

(122)


567

Cash flow from decrease in short-term investments

-


(316)

Change in net funds resulting from cash flows

1,226


(1,305)

Net funds (excluding cash and cash equivalents) of businesses acquired

(78)


-

Exchange losses on net funds

(54)


(5)

Fair value adjustments

2


92

Movement in net funds

1,096


(1,218)

Net funds at 1 January excluding the fair value of swaps

117


1,335

Net funds at 31 December excluding the fair value of swaps

1,213


117

Fair value of swaps hedging fixed rate borrowings

104


106

Net funds at 31 December

1,317


223

 

The movement in net funds (defined by the Group as including the items shown below) is as follows:

 


At 1 January 2012


Funds flow

Net funds of business acquired/ disposed

Exchange differences

Fair value adjustments

Reclass-ifications


At 31 December 2012


£m


£m

£m

£m

£m

£m


£m

Cash at bank and in hand

1,285


(578)


(33)

-

-


674

Money-market funds

11


397


-

-

-


408

Short-term deposits

14


1,510


(21)

-

-


1,503

Overdrafts

(19)


19


-

-

-


-

Cash and cash equivalents

1,291


1,348


(54)

-

-


2,585

Short-term investments

11


-

-

-

-

-


11

Other current borrowings

(1)


78

(78)

-

-

(148)


(149)

Non-current borrowings

(1,183)


(200)

-

-

2

148


(1,233)

Finance leases

(1)


-

-

-

-

-


(1)

Net funds excluding fair value of swaps

117

 

1,226

(78)

(54)

2

-


1,213

Fair value of swaps hedging fixed rate borrowings

106


-

-

-

(2)

-


104

Net funds

223

 

1,226

(78)

(54)

-

-


1,317

 



Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

For the year ended 31 December 2012



Attributable to ordinary shareholders







Share capital

Share premium

Capital redemption reserve

Cash flow hedging reserve

Other reserves1

Retained earnings2

Total


Non-controlling interests


Total

Equity



£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m


£m


£m

At 1 January 2011

374

133

209

(37)

527

2,769

3,975


4


3,979

Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

850

850


(2)


848

Foreign exchange translation differences on foreign operations

-

-

-

-

(101)

-

(101)


(1)


(102)

Movement on post employment schemes

-

-

-

-

-

123

123


-


123

Share of OCI of joint ventures and associates

-

-

-

(15)

8

(3)

(10)


-


(10)

Related tax movements

-

-

-

-

(1)

(53)

(54)


-


(54)

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

-

(15)

(94)

917

808


(3)


805

Arising on issues of ordinary shares

-

1

-

-

-

-

1


-


1

Issue of C Shares

-

(120)

-

-

-

(176)

(296)


-


(296)

Redemption of C Shares

-

-

317

-

-

(317)

-


-


-

Ordinary shares purchased

-

-

-

-

-

(57)

(57)


-


(57)

Share-based payments - direct to equity 3

-

-

-

-

-

77

77


-


77

Effect of scheme of arrangement 4

2,434

(14)

(353)

-

-

(2,069)

(2)


-


(2)

Effect of capital reduction 4

(2,434)

-

-

-

-

2,434

-


-


-

Related tax movements

-

-

-

-

-

12

12


-


12

Other changes in equity in the year

-

(133)

(36)

-

-

(96)

(265)


-


(265)

At 1 January 2012

374

-

173

(52)

433

3,590

4,518


1


4,519

Profit for the year

-

-

-

-

-

2,281

2,281


14


2,295

Foreign exchange translation differences on foreign operations

-

-

-

-

(117)

-

(117)


(1)


(118)

Movement on post employment schemes

-

-

-

-

-

(259)

(259)


-


(259)

Share of OCI of joint ventures and associates

-

-

-

(11)

(1)

(46)

(58)


-


(58)

Related tax movements

-

-

-

-

(1)

91

90


-


90

Total comprehensive income for the year

-

-

-

(11)

(119)

2,067

1,937


13


1,950

Issue of C Shares

-

-

(328)

-

-

4

(324)


-


(324)

Redemption of C Shares

-

-

324

-

-

(324)

-


-


-

Ordinary shares purchased

-

-

-

-

-

(94)

(94)


-


(94)

Share-based payments - direct to equity 3

-

-

-

-

-

47

47


-


47

Transactions with NCI 5

-

-

-

-

-

116

116


48


164

Initial recognition of put option on NCI 5

-

-

-

-

-

(121)

(121)


(45)


(166)

Related tax movements

-

-

-

-

-

9

9


-


9

Other changes in equity in the year

-

-

(4)

-

-

(363)

(367)


3


(364)

At 31 December 2012

374

-

169

(63)

314

5,294

6,088


17


6,105

 

1    Other reserves include a merger reserve of £3m (2011: £3m; 2010: £3m) and a translation reserve of £311m (2011: £430m; 2010: £524m).

2    At 31 December 2012, 20,365,787 ordinary shares with a net book value of £125m (2011: 22,541,187; 2010: 28,320,962 ordinary shares with net book values of £116m and £125m respectively) were held for the purpose of share based payment plans and included in retained earnings.  During the year, 13,533,646 ordinary shares with a net book value of £85m (2011: 14,822,563 shares with a net book value of £66m) vested in share-based payment plans.  During the year the Company acquired 11,485,790 of its ordinary shares through purchases on the London Stock Exchange.  

3    Share-based payments - direct to equity is the net of the credit to equity in respect of the share-based payment charge to the income statement and the actual cost of shares vesting, excluding those vesting from own shares.

4    On 23 May 2011, under a scheme of arrangement between Rolls-Royce Group plc, the former holding company of the Group, and its shareholders under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006, and as sanctioned by the High Court, all the issued ordinary shares in that company were cancelled and the same number of new ordinary shares were issued to Rolls-Royce Holdings plc in consideration for the allotment to shareholders of one ordinary share in Rolls-Royce Holdings plc for each ordinary share in Rolls-Royce Group plc held on the record date (20 May 2011).  Pursuant to the scheme of arrangement, 1,872,188,709 ordinary shares of 150 pence were issued.  As required by Section 612 of the Companies Act 2006, no share premium was recognised.

On 24 May 2011, the share capital of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc was reduced by reducing the nominal value of the ordinary shares from 150 pence to 20 pence as sanctioned by the High Court.

5    On 2 January 2012, the Group transferred its interest in Bergen Engines AS (Bergen) to Engine Holding GmbH, its joint venture with Daimler AG.  As it retained rights to control Bergen, the transaction has been treated as a disposal of 50 per cent of Bergen to a non‑controlling interest (NCI) for €200m.  Daimler AG has a put option to sell its interest in Bergen for the same value.



1     Basis of preparation

These condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) adopted for use in the EU (Adopted IFRS) in accordance with EU law (IAS Regulation EC 1606/2002).

The financial information set out above does not constitute the Company's statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012, but is derived from those accounts. Statutory accounts for Rolls-Royce Holdings plc for the year ended 31 December 2011 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies.  Statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012 will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies following the Company's Annual General Meeting.   The auditors have reported on those accounts; their reports were (i) unqualified, (ii) did not include references to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their reports and (iii) did not contain statements under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

In 2012, the Group has adopted revisions to IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements that require items of other comprehensive income to be classified depending on whether they may be potentially reclassified to the income statement. There is no net impact. There were no other revisions to IFRS that became applicable in 2012 which had a significant impact on the Group's financial statements.

 

2     Analysis by business segment

The analysis by business segment is presented in accordance with IFRS 8 Operating segments, on the basis of those segments whose operating results are regularly reviewed by the Board (the Chief Operating Decision Maker as defined by IFRS 8), as follows:

Civil Aerospace

development, manufacture, marketing and sales of commercial aero engines and aftermarket services.

Defence Aerospace

development, manufacture, marketing and sales of military aero engines and aftermarket services.

Marine

development, manufacture, marketing and sales of marine-power propulsion systems and aftermarket services.

Energy

development, manufacture, marketing and sales of power systems for the offshore oil and gas industry and electrical power generation and aftermarket services.

Engine Holding

development, manufacture, marketing and sales of diesel engines and aftermarket services and the equity accounted share of Tognum AG.

Technology and Operations, discussed in the business review, operate on a Group-wide basis across all the above segments.  Following the transfer of Bergen Engines AS to Engine Holding on 2 January 2012, the comparative figures for 2011 have been restated to put them on a consistent basis.

The operating results are prepared on an underlying basis, which the Board considers reflects better the economic substance of the Group's trading during the year. The principles adopted to determine the underlying results are:

Underlying revenues - Where revenues are denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the Group undertaking, these reflect the achieved exchange rates arising on settled derivative contracts.

Underlying profit before financing - Where transactions are denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the Group undertaking, this reflects the transactions at the achieved exchange rates on settled derivative contracts.  In addition, adjustments have been made to exclude one-off past‑service credits on post retirement schemes and the effect of acquisition accounting.

Underlying profit before taxation - In addition to those adjustments in underlying profit before financing:

-    Includes amounts realised from settled derivative contracts and revaluation of relevant assets and liabilities to exchange rates forecast to be achieved from future settlement of derivative contracts.

-    Excludes unrealised amounts arising from revaluations required by IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement, changes in value of financial RRSP contracts arising from changes in forecast payments and the net impact of financing costs related to post-retirement scheme benefits.

This analysis also includes a reconciliation of the underlying results to those reported in the consolidated income statement.


2012


2011


Original equipment

Aftermarket

Total


Original equipment

Aftermarket

Total


£m

£m

£m


£m

£m

£m

Underlying revenues








Civil aerospace

2,934

3,503

6,437


2,232

3,340

5,572

Defence aerospace

1,231

1,186

2,417


1,102

1,133

2,235

Marine

1,288

961

2,249


1,322

949

2,271

Energy

344

618

962


527

556

1,083

Engine Holding

118

169

287


185

146

331

Intra-segment

(22)

(121)

(143)


(110)

(105)

(215)


5,893

6,316

12,209


5,258

6,019

11,277

 


2012


2011


£m


£m

Underlying profit before financing and taxation




Civil aerospace

727


499

Defence aerospace

404


376

Marine

294


287

Energy

21


16

Engine Holding

109


80

Intra-segment

(11)


-

Reportable segments

1,544


1,258

Central items

(54)


(52)


1,490


1,206

Underlying net financing

(61)


(49)

Underlying profit before taxation

1,429


1,157

Underlying taxation

(318)


(261)

Underlying profit for the year

1,111


896

 

Net assets/(liabilities)

Total assets


Total liabilities


Net assets


2012

2011


2012

2011


2012

2011


£m

£m


£m

£m


£m

£m

Civil aerospace

9,123

8,621


(5,598)

(5,982)


3,525

2,639

Defence aerospace

1,412

1,311


(1,797)

(1,831)


(385)

(520)

Marine

2,063

2,031


(1,467)

(1,440)


596

591

Energy

1,329

1,234


(570)

(546)


759

688

Engine Holding

1,478

1,654


(282)

(164)


1,196

1,490

Intra-segment

(682)

(746)


671

746


(11)

-

Reportable segments

14,723

14,105


(9,043)

(9,217)


5,680

4,888

Net funds/(debt)

2,700

1,427


(1,383)

(1,204)


1,317

223

Tax assets/(liabilities)

363

388


(710)

(583)


(347)

(195)

Net post-retirement scheme surpluses/(deficits)

329

503


(874)

(900)


(545)

(397)

Net assets

18,115

16,423


(12,010)

(11,904)


6,105

4,519

 

Group employees at year end

2012


2011

Civil aerospace

23,500


20,000

Defence aerospace

8,100


8,000

Marine

9,100


8,800

Energy

4,000


3,600

Engine Holding

1,000


900


45,700


41,300

 

Reconciliation to reported results

Total reportable segments

Underlying central items


Total underlying

Underlying adjustments


Group

Year ended 31 December 2012

£m

£m


£m

£m


£m

Revenue from sale of original equipment

5,893

-


5,893

41


5,934

Revenue from aftermarket services

6,316

-


6,316

(89)


6,227

Total revenue

12,209

-


12,209

(48)


12,161

Operating profit excluding share of results of joint ventures and associates

1,313

(54)1


1,259

(59)


1,200

Share of results of joint ventures and associates

231

-


231

(58)


173

Profit on disposal of businesses

-

-


-

699


699

Profit before financing and taxation

1,544

(54)


1,490

582


2,072

Net financing


(61)


(61)

694


633

Profit before taxation


(115)


1,429

1,276


2,705

Taxation


(318)


(318)

(92)


(410)

Profit for the year


(433)


1,111

1,184


2,295









Year ended 31 December 2011








Revenue from sale of original equipment

5,258

-


5,258

(19)


5,239

Revenue from aftermarket services

6,019

-


6,019

(134)


5,885

Total revenue

11,277

-


11,277

(153)


11,124

Operating profit excluding share of results of joint ventures and associates

1,083

(52)1


1,031

39


1,070

Share of results of joint ventures and associates

172

-


172

(56)


116

Profit on disposal of businesses

3

-


3

-


3

Profit before financing and taxation

1,258

(52)


1,206

(17)


1,189

Net financing


(49)


(49)

(35)


(84)

Profit before taxation


(101)


1,157

(52)


1,105

Taxation


(261)


(261)

4


(257)

Profit for the year


(362)


896

(48)


848

1     Central corporate costs

 


 

Underlying adjustments

2012


2011


Revenue

Profit before financing

Net financing

Taxation


Revenue

Profit before financing

Net financing

Taxation


£m

£m

£m

£m


£m

£m

£m

£m

Underlying performance

12,209

1,490

(61)

(318)


11,277

1,206

(49)

(261)

Revenue recognised at exchange rate on date of transaction

(48)

-

-



(153)

-

-


Realised (gains)/losses on settled derivative contracts 1


(25)

-




(116)

24


Net unrealised fair value changes to derivative contracts 2


-

747




(5)

(49)


Effect of currency on contract accounting


(23)

-




4

-


Put option on NCI and financial RRSPs - foreign exchange differences and other unrealised changes in value


-

11




-

2


Effect of acquisition accounting 3


(69)

-




(64)

-


Post-retirement scheme past service credit 4, 5


-

-




164

-


Net post-retirement scheme financing


-

(64)




-

(12)


Related tax effects




(129)





4

IAE restructuring


699

-

37



-

-

-

Total underlying adjustments

(48)

582

694

(92)


(153)

(17)

(35)

4

Reported per consolidated income statement

12,161

2,072

633

(410)


11,124

1,189

(84)

(257)

1  Realised (gains)/losses on settled derivative contracts include adjustments to reflect the (gains)/losses in the same period as the related trading cash flows.

2  Unrealised fair value changes to derivative contracts include those included in equity accounted joint ventures and exclude those for which the related trading contracts have been cancelled when the fair value changes are recognised immediately in underlying profit.

3   The adjustment eliminates charges recognised as a result of recognising assets in acquired businesses at fair value.

4   In 2010, the UK Government announced changes to the basis of the statutory indexation for pension increases.  As a result, the relevant arrangements were amended, resulting in a gain in the income statement in 2011 of £130m, which was excluded from underlying profit.

5  In 2011, the Group agreed revised post-retirement healthcare arrangements on certain of its overseas schemes. This resulted in a net gain in the income statement of £34m which was excluded from underlying profit.

The reconciliation of underlying earnings per ordinary share is shown in note 4.

 



 

3     Net financing


2012


2011


Per consolidated income statement

Underlying financing 1


Per consolidated income statement

Underlying financing 1


£m

£m


£m

£m

Financing income






Interest receivable

10

10


20

20

Fair value gains on foreign currency contracts

750

-


-

-

Put option on NCI and financial RRSPs - foreign exchange differences and other changes in unrealised values

11

-


2

-

Fair value gains on commodity derivatives


-


-

-

Expected return on post-retirement scheme assets

341

-


410

-

Net foreign exchange gains

-

-


24

-


1,112

10


456

20

Financing costs






Interest payable

(51)

(51)


(51)

(51)

Fair value losses on foreign currency derivatives

-

-


(21)

-

Financial charge relating to financial RRSPs

(10)

(10)


(11)

(11)

Fair value losses on commodity derivatives

(3)

-


(28)

-

Interest on post-retirement scheme liabilities

(405)

-


(422)

-

Other financing charges

(10)

(10)


(7)

(7)


(479)

(71)


(540)

(69)

Net financing

633

(61)


(84)

(49)







Analysed as:






Net interest payable

(41)

(41)


(31)

(31)

Net post-retirement scheme financing

(64)

-


(12)

-

Net other financing

738

(20)


(41)

(18)

Net financing

633

(61)


(84)

(49)

1  See note 2

 

4     Earnings per ordinary share (EPS)

Basic earnings per ordinary share (EPS) are calculated by dividing the profit attributable to ordinary shareholders by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year, excluding ordinary shares held under trust, which have been treated as if they had been cancelled.

Diluted EPS are calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year for the bonus element of share options.


2012


2011


Basic

Potentially dilutive share options

Diluted


Basic

Potentially dilutive share options

Diluted

Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders (£m)

2,281


2,281


850


850

Weighted average number of shares (millions)

1,851

25

1,876


1,850

25

1,875

EPS (pence)

123.23

(1.64)

121.59


45.95

(0.62)

45.33

 

The reconciliation between underlying EPS and basic EPS is as follows:


2012


2011


Pence

£m


Pence

£m

 

Underlying EPS/Underlying profit attributable to ordinary shareholders

59.27

1,097


48.54

898

 

Total underlying adjustments to profit before tax (note 2)

68.93

1,276


(2.81)

(52)

 

Related tax effects

(4.97)

(92)


0.22

4

 

EPS/Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders

123.23

2,281


45.95

850

 

   Excluding IAE restructuring

83.47

1,545


45.95

850

 

   IAE restructuring

39.76

736


-

-

 

Diluted underlying EPS

58.48



47.89


 

 

5     Payments to shareholders in respect of the year

Payments to shareholders in respect of the year represent the value of C Shares to be issued in respect of the results for the year.  Issues of C Shares were declared as follows:


2012


2011


Pence

per share

£m


Pence

per share

£m

Interim (issued in January)

7.6p

142


6.9p

129

Final  (issued in July)

11.9p

223


10.6p

199


19.5p

365


328

 

6     Intangible assets


Goodwill

Certification costs and participation fees

Development expenditure

Recoverable engine costs

Software and other

 

 

 

Total


£m

£m

£m

£m

£m


£m

Cost:








At 1 January 2012

1,106

720

954

464

490


3,734

Exchange differences

(4)

(2)

(4)

-

(1)


(11)

Additions

-

28

38

35

124


225

Acquisitions of businesses

10

-

-

-

9


19

Transferred to assets held for sale

-

-

(1)

-

-


(1)

Disposals

(1)

(6)

(6)

-

(3)


(16)

At 31 December 2012

1,111

740

981

499

619


3,950









Accumulated amortisation:








At 1 January 2012

7

197

268

231

149


852

Charge for the year

-

34

50

64

61


209

Impairment

3

-

-

-

-


3

Disposals

(1)

(6)

(6)

-

(2)


(15)

At 31 December 2012

9

225

312

295

208


1,049









Net book value at 31 December 2012

1,102

515

669

204

411


2,901

Net book value at 31 December 2011

1,099

523

686

233

341


2,882

Certification costs and participation fees, development costs and recoverable engine costs have been reviewed for impairment in accordance with the requirements of IAS 36 Impairment of Assets. Where an impairment test was considered necessary, it has been performed on the following basis:

·        The carrying values have been assessed by reference to value in use. These have been estimated using cash flows from the most recent forecasts prepared by management, which are consistent with past experience and external sources of information on market conditions over the lives of the respective programmes.

·        The key assumptions underlying cash flow projections are assumed market share, programme timings, unit cost assumptions, discount rates, and foreign exchange rates.

·        The pre-tax cash flow projections have been discounted at 11 per cent (2011 11 per cent), based on the Group's weighted average cost of capital.

·        No impairment is required on this basis. However, a combination of changes in assumptions and adverse movements in variables that are outside the Group's control (discount rate, exchange rate and airframe delays), could result in impairment in future years.


 

7     Other financial assets and liabilities


Derivatives








Foreign exchange contracts

Commodity contracts

Interest rate contracts

Total


Put option on NCI

Financial RRSPs

C Shares


Total


£m

£m

£m

£m


£m

£m

£m


£m

At 31 December 2012











Non-current assets

498

4

90

592


-

-

-


592

Current assets

104

6

5

115


-

-

-


115

Current liabilities

(97)

(8)

-

(105)


(167)

(30)

(10)


(312)

Non-current liabilities

(233)

(15)

(7)

(255)


-

(163)

-


(418)


272

(13)

88

347


(167)

(193)

(10)


(23)

At 31 December 2011











Non-current assets

237

7

83

327


-

-

-


327

Current assets

84

7

-

91


-

-

-


91

Current liabilities

(85)

(7)

-

(92)


-

(15)

(4)


(111)

Non-current liabilities

(683)

(19)

(2)

(704)


-

(215)

-


(919)


(447)

(12)

81

(378)


-

(230)

(4)


(612)

 

Derivative financial instruments

Movements in the fair value of derivative financial instruments were as follows:


2012


2011


Foreign exchange

Commodity

Interest rate

Total


Total


£m

£m

£m

£m


£m

At January 1

(447)

(12)

81

(378)


(140)

Movements in fair value hedges

(8)

-

6

(2)


85

Movements in cash flow hedges

(4)

-

-

(4)


(1)

Movements in other derivative contracts

750

(3)

1

748


(48)

Contracts settled

(19)

2

-

(17)


(274)

At December 31

272

(13)

88

347


(378)

 

Put option on NCI and financial RRSPs

The Group has agreed a put option with Daimler AG, such that Daimler can sell its non-controlling interest (NCI) in Bergen Engines AS to the Group for a period of six years from 1 January 2013.  The fair value of the exercise value this option is included as a financial liability. The Group has financial liabilities arising from financial risk and revenue sharing partnerships (RRSPs). These financial liabilities are valued at each reporting date using the amortised cost method. This involves calculating the present value of the forecast cash flows of the arrangements using the internal rate of return at the inception of the arrangements as the discount rate.


Put option on NCI


Financial RRSPs



2012


2012

2011



£m


£m

£m

At 1 January


-


(230)

(266)

Cash paid to partners




35

46

Addition


(167)


-

-

Exchange adjustments included in OCI




1

(1)

Financing charge 1




(10)

(11)

Excluded from underlying profit:






   Change in put option exercise price


(5)




   Exchange adjustments 1


5


9

1

   Restructuring of financial RRSP agreements and changes in forecast payments 1




2

1

At 31 December


(167)


(193)

(230)

1   Included in finance

 



 

8     Borrowings

During 2012, the Group drew down a further £200 million loan from the European Investment Bank.  Following the acquisition of AEC, the Group repaid AEC's external bank funding of £78 million.

 

9     Pensions and other post-retirement benefits

Movements in the net post-retirement position recognised in the balance sheet were as follows:


UK schemes

Overseas schemes


Total


£m

£m


£m

At 1 January 2012

252

(649)


(397)

Exchange differences

-

24


24

Current service cost

(123)

(38)


(161)

Past-service (cost)/credit

(2)

12


10

Interest on post-retirement scheme liabilities

(356)

(49)


(405)

Expected return on post-retirement scheme assets

315

26


341

Contributions by employer

250

47


297

Acquisition of business

5

-


5

Net actuarial gains/(losses)

(689)

(98)


(787)

Movement in unrecognised surplus 1

465

-


465

Movement on minimum funding liability 2

63

-


63

At 31 December 2012

180

(725)


(545)






Analysed as:





Post-retirement scheme surpluses - included in non-current assets

317

12


329

Post-retirement scheme deficits - included in non-current liabilities

(137)

(737)


(874)

1  Where a surplus has arisen on a scheme, in accordance with IAS 19 and IFRIC 14, the surplus is recognised as an asset only if it represents an unconditional economic benefit available to the Group in the future. Any surplus in excess of this benefit is not recognised in the balance sheet.

2  A minimum funding liability arises where the statutory funding requirements require future contributions in respect of past service that will result in a future unrecognisable surplus.

 

In 2013, Rolls-Royce will adopt the amendments to IAS 19 Employee Benefits.  The principal change is that the financing on post-retirement benefits is calculated on the net surplus or deficit using an 'AA' corporate bond rate.  If it had been effective in 2012, it would have increased the current service cost of defined benefit post-retirement schemes by £9 million, the past service cost by £5 million and reduced the net post-retirement scheme financing cost by £55 million. The net deficit at 31 December 2012 would have reduced by £100 million.

10   Contingent liabilities

In connection with the sale of its products the Group will, on some occasions, provide financing support for its customers. The Group's contingent liabilities related to financing arrangements are spread over many years and relate to a number of customers and a broad product portfolio. 

Contingent liabilities are disclosed on a discounted basis. As the directors consider the likelihood of these contingent liabilities crystallising to be remote, this amount does not represent avalue that is expected to crystallise. However, the amounts are discounted at the Group's borrowing rate to reflect better the time span over which these exposures could arise. The contingent liabilities are denominated in US dollars.  As the Group does not adopt hedge accounting for forecast foreign currency transactions, this amount is reported, together with the sterling equivalent at the reporting date spot rate.

The discounted values of contingent liabilities relating to delivered aircraft and other arrangements where financing is in place, less insurance arrangements and relevant provisions were:


2012


2011


£m

$m


£m

$m

Gross contingent liabilities

569

925


612

951

Contingent liabilities net of relevant security 1

70

114


124

192

Contingent liabilities net of relevant security reduced by 20% 2

133

216


201

312

1 Security includes unrestricted cash collateral of:

64

104


67

104

2 Although sensitivity calculations are complex, the reduction of the relevant security by 20 per cent  illustrates the sensitivity of the contingent liability to changes in this assumption

 

There are also net contingent liabilities in respect of undelivered aircraft, but it is not considered practicable to estimate these as deliveries can be many years in the future, and the relevant financing will only be put in place at the appropriate time.

Following a request for information from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) about allegations of malpractice in Indonesia and China, investigations by Rolls-Royce have identified matters of concern in these, and in other overseas markets. The Group has passed information to the SFO relating to these concerns and is cooperating fully.

The consequence of these disclosures will be decided by the regulatory authorities. It is too early to predict the outcomes, but these could include the prosecution of individuals and of the company. Accordingly, the potential for fines or other penalties cannot currently be assessed. As the investigation is ongoing it is not possible to identify the timescale in which these issues might be resolved.

Contingent liabilities exist in respect of guarantees provided by the Group in the ordinary course of business for product delivery, performance and reliability. The Group has, in the normal course of business, entered into arrangements in respect of export finance, performance bonds, countertrade obligations and minor miscellaneous items. Various Group undertakings are parties to legal actions and claims which arise in the ordinary course of business, some of which are for substantial amounts. While the outcome of some of these matters cannot precisely be foreseen, the directors do not expect any of these arrangements, legal actions or claims, after allowing for provisions already made, to result in significant loss to the Group.

11   Restructuring of IAE

On 29 June 2012, the Group and Pratt & Whitney completed the restructuring of their participation in IAE, which produces the V2500 engine for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.  As a result of the restructuring, Rolls-Royce sold its equity, programme share and related goodwill in IAE to Pratt & Whitney for US$1.5 billion, giving rise to a profit before tax of £699 million.

As Rolls-Royce continues to be responsible for the manufacture of high-pressure compressors, fan blades as well as the provision of engine support and final assembly of 50 per cent of V2500 engines, the transaction is not considered to give rise to a discontinued operation.

12   Events after the reporting period - Consolidation of Tognum AG

On 1 January 2013, conditions were fulfilled which gave the Group certain rights that result in Tognum AG being classified as a subsidiary and consolidated.  Rolls-Royce and Daimler AG each hold 50 per cent of the shares of Engine Holding GmbH (EH), which itself holds over 99 per cent of the shares of Tognum AG.  From 25 August 2011 to 31 December 2012 the Group's interest in Tognum was classified as a joint venture and equity accounted.  Tognum is a premium supplier of engines, propulsion systems and components for Marine, Energy, Defence, and other industrial applications (often described as "off-highway" applications).

Accordingly, Rolls-Royce's current joint venture interest in EH will be reclassified to a subsidiary.  The provisional fair values of the identifiable assets and liabilities assumed is £1,347 million, giving rise to goodwill of £735 million.  In accordance with the provisions of IFRS Business Combinations, the Group will opt not to recognise goodwill in respect of the non-controlling interest.  The existing joint venture investment holding in EH will be revalued, giving rise to a provisional gain of £81 million.

As part of the EH shareholders' agreement, Daimler has the option to sell its shares in EH to Rolls-Royce for a period of six years from 1 January 2013.  The fair value of the exercise price of this option in respect of Tognum will be recognised as a liability (estimated £1.4 billion).

Principal risks and uncertainties

The following table describes the risks that the risk committee, with endorsement from the Board, considers would have the most material potential impact on the company and are specific to the nature of our business notwithstanding that there are other risks that may occur and may impact on the achievement of the Group's objectives.

Product failure

Product not meeting safety expectations, or causing significant impact to customers or the environment through failure in quality control.

·   Operating a 'safety first' culture

·   Our engineering design and validation process is applied from initial design, through production and into service

·   A safety management system has been established by a dedicated team, which is subject to continual improvement based on experience and industry best practice

·   Plan to accelerate quality improvements launched, including involvement from our suppliers

·   Crisis management team led by Director of Engineering and Technology or General Counsel as appropriate

Business continuity

Complete breakdown of external supply chain or internal facilities that could be caused by destruction of key facilities, natural disaster, regional conflict, financial insolvency of a critical supplier or scarcity of materials which would reduce the ability to meet customer commitments, win future business or achieve operational results.

·   Continued investment in adequate capacity and modern equipment and facilities

·   Identifying and reducing single points of failure

·   Selection of stronger suppliers; developing dual sources, or dual capability

·   Developing and testing site level incident management and business recovery plans

·   Customer excellence centres provide improved response to supply chain disruption

Competitor action

The presence of large, financially strong competitors in the majority of our markets means that the Group is susceptible to significant price pressure even where our markets are mature or the competitors are few. Our main competitors have access to significant government funding programmes as well as the ability to invest heavily in capability.

·   Accessing and developing key capabilities in technology and service offerings which differentiate us competitively

·   Focusing on our customers and partnering with others effectively

·   Driving down cost and improving margins

·   Protecting credit linesInvesting in innovation, manufacturing and production

·   Understanding our competitors

International trade friction

Geopolitical factors that lead to significant tensions between major trading parties or blocs which could impact the Group's operations. For example: explicit trade protectionism; differing tax or regulatory regimes; potential for conflict, or broader political issues.

·   Where possible, locating our domestic facilities in politically stable countries and/or ensuring that we retain dual capability

·   Diversifying global operations to avoid excessive concentration of risks in particular areas

·   Regional director network proactively monitors local situations

·   Maintaining a balanced business portfolio with high barriers to entry and a diverse customer base

·   Understanding our supply chain risks

·   Proactively influencing regulation where it affects us

Major product programme delivery

Failure to deliver a major product programme on time, to specification or technical performance falling significantly short of customer expectations would have potentially significant adverse financial and reputational consequences, including the risk of impairment of the carrying value of the Group's intangible assets and the impact of potential litigation.

·   Major programmes are subject to Board approval

·   Major programmes are reviewed at levels and frequencies appropriate to their performance against key financial and non-financial deliverables and potential risks

·   Technical audits are conducted at pre-defined points, performed by a team that is independent from the programme

·   Formal independent gated reviews are conducted throughout a programme's lifecycle to review non-technical risks

·   Programmes are required to address the actions arising from reviews and audits and progress is monitored and controlled through to closure

·   Knowledge management principles are applied to provide benefit to current and future programmes

Compliance

Non-compliance by the Group with legislation or other regulatory requirements in the heavily regulated environment in which it operates (for example: export controls; use of controlled chemicals and substances; and anti-bribery and corruption legislation) compromising the ability to conduct business in certain jurisdictions and exposing the Group to potential: reputational damage; financial penalties; debarment from government contracts for a period of time; and/or suspension of export privileges (including export credit financing), each of which could have a material adverse effect.

·   An uncompromising approach to compliance is now, and should always be, the only way to do business

·   The Group has an extensive compliance programme as separately described in the ethics and risk committee reports. These programmes and the Code of Ethics are promulgated throughout the Group and are updated and reinforced from time to time, to ensure their continued relevance and, to ensure that they are complied with both in spirit and to the letterA legal and compliance team has been put in place to manage the current specific issue through to a conclusion

·   The appointment of Lord Gold to lead a review of the Group's current compliance procedures and report to the ethics committee

Market shock

The Group is exposed to a number of market risks: some of which are of a macro-economic nature, for example, foreign currency exchange rates , and some which are more specific to the Group, for example, liquidity and credit risks or disruption to aircraft or other operations. Significant extraneous market events could also materially damage the Group's competitiveness and/or credit worthiness. This would affect operational results or the outcomes of financial transactions.

·   Maintaining a strong balance sheet, through healthy cash balances and a continuing low level of debt

·   Providing financial flexibility by maintaining high levels of liquidity and an investment grade 'A' credit rating

·   The portfolio effect from our business interests, both in terms of original equipment to aftermarket split and our different segments provide a natural shock absorber since the portfolios are not correlated

·   Deciding where and what currencies to source in, where and how much credit risk is extended or taken and hedging residual risk through the financial derivatives markets (foreign exchange, interest rates and commodity price risk)

IT vulnerability

Breach of IT security causing controlled data to be lost, made inaccessible, corrupted or accessed by unauthorised users, impacting the Group's reputation.

·   Establishing 'defence in depth' through deployment of multiple layers of software and processes including web gateways, filtering, firewalls, intrusion and advanced persistent threat detectors

·   Establishment of security and network operations centres

·   Active sharing of information through industry, government and security forums

 



Annual report and financial statements

The statements below have been prepared in connection with the Company's full Annual report for the year ended 31 December 2012.  Certain parts thereof are not included with this announcement.

Going concern

The Group's business activities, together with the factors likely to affect its future development, performance and position and a summary of the principal risks and uncertainties affecting the business are shown in the business review. The financial position of the Group, its cash flows, liquidity position, borrowing facilities and financial risks are also described in the business review.  In addition, the consolidated financial statements include the Group's objectives, policies and processes for financial risk management, details of its cash and cash equivalents, indebtedness and borrowing facilities and its financial instruments, hedging activities and its exposure to counterparty credit risk, liquidity risk, currency risk, interest rate risk and commodity pricing risk.

The Group meets its funding requirements through a mixture of shareholders' funds, bank borrowings, bonds, notes and finance leases. The Group has facilities of £2.3 billion of which £1.3 billion was drawn at the year end.  Facilities of $230 million mature during 2013.

The Group's forecasts and projections, taking into account reasonably possible changes in trading performance, show that the Group has sufficient financial resources. In the event that the put option on Engine Holding GmbH is exercised, (estimated cost £1.6 billion), the directors consider that the Group would be able to raise additional resources in the necessary timeframe to meet this commitment.  As a consequence, the directors have reasonable expectation that the Company and the Group are well placed to manage their business risks and to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future, despite the current uncertain global economic outlook.

Accordingly, the directors continue to adopt the going concern basis (in accordance with the guidance 'Going Concern and Liquidity Risk: Guidance for Directors of UK Companies 2009' issued by the FRC) in preparing the consolidated financial statements.

Annual General Meeting and directorates change

This year's AGM will be held at 11.00am on Thursday, 2 May 2013 at the QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE.  Under Article 112 of the Company's Articles of Association, all directors will retire at the 2013 AGM and offer themselves for re-election.  However, Sir Simon Robertson, Peter Byrom and Ian Strachan have all expressed a wish to retire as non-executive directors of Rolls-Royce at this year's AGM and therefore will not be seeking re-election.

Responsibility statement

Each of the persons who is a director at the date of approval of this report confirms that to the best of his or her knowledge:

i)      each of the Group and parent company financial statements, prepared in accordance with IFRS and UK Accounting Standards respectively, gives a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss of the issuer and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole; and

ii)     the Directors' report includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of the Company and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole, together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties that they face.

 

By order of the Board

 

Sir Simon Robertson

Chairman

13 February 2013

Mark Morris

Chief Financial Officer

13 February 2013

 

 


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