Annual Results

Released : 23 Mar 2017 07:00

RNS Number : 2624A
Ted Baker PLC
23 March 2017
 

 

23 March 2017

 

 

Ted Baker Plc

("Ted Baker", the "Group")

 

Annual Results for the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

 

Highlights:

 

2017

2016

Change

 

 

 

 

Group Revenue

£531.0m

£456.2m

16.4%

Profit Before Tax and Exceptional Items

£65.8m

£58.7m

12.1%

Profit Before Tax

£61.3m

£58.7m

4.4%

Adjusted EPS

114.0p

100.6p

13.3%

Basic EPS

105.7p

100.6p

5.1%

Total Dividend

53.6p

47.8p

12.1%

 

·    Group revenue up 16.4% (10.8% in constant currency) to £531.0m

·    Retail sales up 15.0% (9.2% in constant currency) to £400.7m

UK and Europe retail sales up 10.7% (8.4% in constant currency) to £279.5m

US and Canada retail sales up 28.3% (13.0% in constant currency) to £103.4m

E-commerce sales up 35.1% (32.3% in constant currency) to £72.3m

·    Wholesale sales up 20.9% (15.9% in constant currency) to £130.3m

·    Licence income up 26.8% to £18.2m

·    Proposed final dividend of 38.8p bringing total dividend to 53.6p, an increase of 12.1%

 

Ray Kelvin CBE, Founder and Chief Executive, said:

"I am pleased to report another good year of progress in Ted Baker's expansion as a global lifestyle brand. We have continued to trade well and develop despite a backdrop of on-going external challenges across our global markets. This success reflects the strength and appeal of the brand as well as the outstanding quality of our collections.

 

Our Spring/Summer collections have been well received and we have a clear strategy for continued growth across both established and newer markets. This is underpinned by controlled distribution across channels as well as the design, quality and attention to detail that are at the core of everything we do.

 

The success of the Ted Baker brand is testament to the skill and talent of our commitTED teams across the globe. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work during the year. The Group's business model as well as the strength of the brand, our team and collections support confidence in Ted Baker's further development and growth."

 

 

 

 

 

 

This document contains inside information.

 

Enquiries:

 

 

 

Ted Baker Plc

Tel: 020 7796 4133 on 23 March 2017 only

Ray Kelvin CBE, Founder & Chief Executive

Tel: 020 7255 4800 thereafter

Lindsay Page, Chief Operating Officer & Group Finance Director

 

Charles Anderson, Company Secretary & Finance Director

 

 

 

Hudson Sandler

Tel: 020 7796 4133

Alex Brennan

Fern Duncan

 

     

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Notes to editors:

 

Ted Baker Plc - "No Ordinary Designer Label"

Ted Baker is a global lifestyle brand that operates through three main distribution channels: retail, which includes e-commerce; wholesale; and licensing, which includes territorial and product licences.

 

We distribute through our own and licensed retail outlets, leading department stores and selected independent stores in the UK and Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

The brand continues to go from strength to strength driven along in part by its unconventional approach to product and design. Never forgetting its roots as a shirt specialist but always with an eye on the future Ted is continuously innovating through its collections, store environments and now with digital and social media initiatives that foster a truly omnichannel view for its growing and highly engaged global audience. 

Ted Baker has 490 stores and concessions worldwide, comprising of 192 in the UK, 98 in Europe, 111 in the US and Canada, 80 in the Middle East, Africa and Asia and 9 in Australasia.

The brand offers a wide range of collections including: Menswear; Womenswear; Global; Phormal; Endurance; Accessories; Bedding; Childrenswear; Crockery; Eyewear; Footwear; Fragrance and Skinwear; Gifting and Stationery; Jewellery; Lingerie and Sleepwear; Luggage; Neckwear; Rugs; Suiting; Technical Accessories; Tiles; and Watches.

 

 

 

 

 

Strategic Report

 

Chairman's Statement

 

I am pleased to report that Group revenue increased by 16.4% (10.8% in constant currency)1 to £531.0m (2016: £456.2m) and profit before tax and exceptional items2 increased by 12.1% to £65.8m (2016: £58.7m)2 for the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017 (the "period").  This good performance reflects the strength of the Ted Baker brand and business model and was achieved despite a backdrop of on-going external factors which have impacted trading across all of our markets. In particular, we have seen increased levels of promotional activity and a fall in international tourism in North America, and the trading environment continued to be challenging in Asia.

 

The retail channel performed well, with retail sales including e-commerce up 15.0% (9.2% in constant currency)1 to £400.7m (2016: £348.4m) on an increase in average square footage of 8.5%. Our e-commerce business is an integral and increasingly important component within our retail proposition and has performed very well, delivering strong sales growth of 35.1% (32.3% in constant currency)1 to £72.3m (2016: £53.5m). We continued our geographic expansion with openings across the UK and Europe, North America and Asia and we continue to invest and build brand awareness in our newer markets for the long-term development of the brand.

 

The wholesale channel delivered a strong performance, with sales up 20.9% (15.9% in constant currency)1 to £130.3m (2016: £107.7m). This reflects a good performance from our UK wholesale business, which includes the supply of goods to our licensed stores and our export business, as well as a strong performance from our North American wholesale business.

 

Our territorial and product licences delivered strong performances, as licence income increased by 26.8% to £18.2m (2016: £14.4m). During the period, our licence partners opened stores and concessions in Azerbaijan, Dubai, Egypt, Indonesia, Mexico and Taiwan. We also opened our first stores in Bahrain and Vietnam and are pleased with their performances so far.

 

During the period, we successfully launched the next phase of the Microsoft Dynamics AX system across our North American business. We will continue the roll-out of the next phases of the project to our other territories over the coming months, which will allow us to enhance efficiency, streamline our operations and support the evolution of the business. 

 

                In October 2016, we took our first delivery of inventory into our new European distribution centre in the UK and have successfully transitioned one of our legacy warehouses into this facility with the remaining two to complete in the coming months. The European distribution centre will handle all operations for our retail, wholesale and e-commerce businesses across the UK and Europe, supporting our long-term growth strategy.

               

Having completed the purchase of the iconic Ugly Brown Building in the prior period, the Group continues to consider its expansion and development opportunities. The Group has extended the term of its option to purchase 50% of neighbouring Block A to 31 May 2017.

 

Financial Results

Group revenue for the period increased by 16.4% (10.8% in constant currency)1 to £531.0m (2016: £456.2m). The Group gross margin increased to 61.0% (2016: 59.9%) as a result of improved full price sell-through in our retail channel and an improved mix of wholesale sales to trustee customers, as well as some foreign exchange benefits.

 

Profit before tax and exceptional items2 increased by 12.1% to £65.8m (2016: £58.7m) and profit before tax increased by 4.4% to £61.3m (2016: £58.7m). Adjusted basic earnings per share, which excludes exceptional items, increased by 13.3% to 114.0p (2016: 100.6p) and basic earnings per share increased by 5.1% to 105.7p (2016: 100.6p).

 

Exceptional items in the period of £4.5m (2016: £nil) include a provision for lease commitments relating to the Group's legacy warehouses of £2.9m along with £0.7m of other closure costs and £0.9m in respect of closure costs for a concept store in London. There were no exceptional items in the previous period.

 

The Group's net borrowing position at the end of the period was £95.2m (2016: £84.6m). This reflects the secured term loan of £58.5m (2016: £60.0m) used to purchase The Ugly Brown Building and other net debt of £36.7m (2016: £24.6m). The increase in other net debt reflects the on-going capital expenditure during the period and increased working capital in line with the Group's growth.

 

Dividends

The Board is recommending a final dividend of 38.8p per share (2016: 34.6p), making a total for the period of 53.6p per share (2016: 47.8p per share), an increase of 12.1% on the prior period. Subject to approval by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 13 June 2017, the final dividend will be paid on 23 June 2017 to shareholders on the register on 19 May 2017.

 

People

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my colleagues across the world for their continued hard work and commitment. The performance in the period is testament to our talented teams, whose commitment and passion are key to our success as we continue to grow the business and develop Ted Baker as a global lifestyle brand.

 

Current Trading and Outlook

 

Retail

In the UK and Europe, we plan to open a new store in each of Oxford and Paris, an outlet in Gloucester and our first Dutch outlet in Roermond, along with further concessions in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.  We will continue to invest in our e-commerce sites to enhance customer experience.

 

In North America, we will continue to develop our presence with plans to open stores in Los Angeles and Houston, and relocate our Miami Aventura store. We also plan to open new concessions in Canada with a premium department store.

 

In Asia, we remain focused on building brand awareness, where we are still in the relatively early stages of investment. In line with our development strategy in this territory, we have relocated a store in Tokyo and plan to open a further store in Shanghai and new concessions in Japan and South Korea.  

 

Wholesale

We anticipate further growth across our wholesale businesses, which should result in high single-digit sales growth (in constant currency)1 in the coming period.

 

Licence Income

Our product and territorial licences continue to perform well, with further store openings planned in Australia, Dubai, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey along with our first store in India.

 

Group

Trading across our markets continues to be impacted by on-going external factors. We have a clear strategy for the continued expansion of Ted Baker as a global lifestyle brand across both established and newer markets. This is underpinned by our controlled distribution across channels as well as the design, quality and attention to detail that are at the core of everything we do.

 

To deliver our expansion plans, capital expenditure in the new financial period is planned to be at £35.0m (2017: £43.8m). This relates to continued investment in the new European distribution centre, further store openings and refurbishments, and the on-going investment in new IT systems across the business.

 

Ted Baker's business model, as well as the strength of the brand and collections, support our confidence in the Group's continued development and further growth.

 

 

We intend to make our trading statement covering trading from the start of the financial period in mid-June 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

David Bernstein CBE

Non-Executive Chairman

23 March 2017

 

Notes:

1 Constant currency variances are calculated by applying the previous financial period foreign exchange rates to current period results in overseas subsidiaries to remove the impact of exchange rate fluctuations.

2 Exceptional items are excluded from profit before tax and exceptional items due to these items being one-off and material in nature.

The Directors believe these measures provide a consistent and comparable view of the underlying performance of the Group's on-going business.
 

Business Model and Strategy

               

                Business model

 

Ted Baker has grown steadily from its origins as a single shirt specialist store in Glasgow to the global lifestyle brand it is today. In order to protect the ethos and persona for which we have gained an enviable reputation, we always ask ourselves the question: "Would Ted do it that way?"

 

Product

Ted Baker is a quintessentially British brand with a quirky yet commercial fashion offering that prides itself in always being able to satisfy the needs of our customer. Our approach is focused on unwavering attention to detail and firm commitment to quality.

 

We offer a wide range of collections including: Menswear; Womenswear; Global; Phormal; Endurance; Accessories; Bedding; Childrenswear; Crockery; Eyewear; Footwear; Fragrance and Skinwear; Gifting and Stationery; Jewellery; Lingerie and Sleepwear; Luggage; Neckwear; Rugs; Suiting; Technical Accessories; Tiles; and Watches.

 

The menswear collection is a reflection of popular contemporary culture, with a sense of style and humour mixed in. It also includes our Phormalwear range, offering a number of distinctive suiting collections that combine heritage British tailoring with a modern outlook. The womenswear collection is a fresh and feminine mix of European elegance with London flair, and is a celebration of beauty, individuality and exquisite attention to detail.

 

Distribution channels

The brand operates through three main distribution channels: retail, which includes e-commerce; wholesale; and licensing, which includes territorial and product licences. We want our customer to enjoy a seamless experience regardless of how they choose to shop and interact with the brand.

 

The retail channel comprises stores, concessions and e-commerce, which is now an integral part of our retail experience. We operate stores and concessions across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, and localised e-commerce sites for the UK, Europe, US, Canada and Australia. We also have e-commerce businesses with some of our concession partners.

 

Stores and concessions are designed to showcase the brand's unique style of retail theatre and to ensure our customers enjoy a welcoming and pleasurable shopping experience. Each store boasts a fully bespoke design that's full of innovative and distinctive touches.

 

E-commerce enables us to offer our customers access to an extended product range and provides us with a means to talk directly with our customers and engage them with the brand in non-traditional ways. We focus on ensuring that we provide a user-friendly online brand and shopping experience across multiple devices.

 

The wholesale business in the UK serves countries across the world, primarily in the UK and Europe, as well as supplying products to stores operated by our territorial licence partners. In addition, we operate a wholesale business in North America serving the US and Canada. Our wholesale partners ("Trustees") are custodians of our collections and uphold our brand integrity by ensuring that their retail environment and brand adjacencies are in keeping with the profile and positioning of the brand. We have built up strong relationships with some of the best independent retailers and department stores around the world.

 

We operate both territorial and product licences. Our licence partners are all experts in their field and share our passion for unwavering attention to detail and firm commitment to quality.

 

Territorial licences cover specific countries or regions in Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, where our partners operate licensed retail stores and, in some territories, wholesale operations.

 

Product licences cover: Bedding; Childrenswear; Crockery; Eyewear; Footwear; Fragrance and Skinwear; Gifting and Stationery; Jewellery; Lingerie and Sleepwear; Luggage; Neckwear; Rugs; Suiting; Technical Accessories; Tiles; and Watches.

 

Geographic reach

Ted Baker is a truly global lifestyle brand with 490 stores and concessions worldwide, comprising of 192 in the UK, 98 in Europe, 111 in the US and Canada, 80 in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia and 9 in Australasia.

 

The Group opened its first shop in the UK in Glasgow in 1988 and has since established itself in all the major fashion centres in the UK. We have also built a growing presence in Europe with stores and concessions in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain. Our e-commerce and wholesale businesses complement our locations in Europe.

 

In 1998, the Group opened its first store in North America in New York. Since then, the Group has established a presence across the USA from the East to West coasts and into Canada through both own stores and concessions. In addition, the Group has a standalone e-commerce site in North America that is localised to each of Canada and the US, and a rapidly growing wholesale business.

 

As part of our strategy to invest for the longer-term development of the brand, we have launched the brand in Asia with stores and concessions in China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. We also understand the growing desire of our customers to buy our products online and trade on renowned local websites in this region.

 

Through our territorial licences we also trade in many other countries across Africa, Australasia and the Middle East.

 

Strategy

Our strategy is to enhance our position as a leading global lifestyle brand by the continuous development of three main elements of our business model:

 

·     considered extension of the Ted Baker collections to achieve our brand growth potential. We review our collections continually to ensure we anticipate and react to trends and meet our customers' expectations. In addition, we look for opportunities to extend the breadth of collections and enhance our offer;

·     controlled distribution through three main channels: retail; wholesale; and licensing. We consider each new opportunity to ensure it is right for the brand and will deliver margin led growth; and

·     further international growth through carefully managed development of overseas markets. We continue to manage growth in existing territories while considering new territories for expansion.

 

Underlying our strategy is an emphasis on design, product quality and attention to detail, delivered by the passion, commitment and skill of our teams, licence partners and wholesale customers.

 

 

 

Key Performance Indicators

We review the on-going performance of the business using key performance indicators.

 

The Key Performance Indicators ("KPI's") that the Directors judge to be most effective in assessing progress against the Group's objectives and strategy have been detailed below and are considered throughout the Strategic Report.

 

 

Key Performance Indicator

52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

52 weeks ended 30 January 2016

Variance

Constant currency variance1

Group

Revenue

£531.0m

£456.2m

16.4%

10.8%

 

Gross margin

61.0%

59.9%

 

 

 

Profit before tax (excluding exceptional items) as a % of revenue

12.4%

12.9%

 

 

 

Operating contribution (excluding exceptional items) %2

12.6%

13.0%

 

 

 

Operating contribution (including exceptional items) %2

11.8%

13.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail

Revenue

£400.7m

£348.4m

15.0%

9.2%

 

E-Commerce

£72.3m

£53.5m

35.1%

32.3%

 

Gross margin

66.1%

64.8%

 

 

 

Average square footage3

387,373

357,096

8.5%

 

 

Closing square footage3

395,088

377,830

4.6%

 

 

Sales per square foot excluding e-commerce

£848

£826

2.7%

(3.2%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wholesale

Revenue

£130.3m

£107.7m

20.9%

15.9%

 

Gross margin

45.1%

43.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licence income

Revenue

£18.2m

£14.4m

26.8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group

Operating cashflow per share4

118.4p

93.3p

26.9%

 

 

Working capital5

£136.8m

£113.5m

20.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Constant currency variances are calculated by applying the previous financial period foreign exchange rates to current period results in overseas subsidiaries to remove the impact of exchange rate fluctuations

 2 Operating contribution is defined as operating profit as a percentage of revenue

Excludes licensed partner stores

4 Operating cashflow per share is defined as net cash generated from operating activities divided by the weighted number of ordinary shares (diluted)

                5 Working capital comprises inventories, trade and other receivables and trade and other payables

 

Business Review

 

Distribution channels

 

The brand operates through three main distribution channels: retail, which includes e-commerce; wholesale; and licensing, which includes territorial and product licences. As part of our strategy we look to further develop each of these routes to market, whilst ensuring the controlled distribution of our product.

 

Retail

Our retail channel comprises stores, concessions and e-commerce, which is now an integral part of our retail experience. We operate stores and concessions across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, and localised e-commerce sites for the UK, Europe, US, Canada and Australia. We also have e-commerce businesses with some of our concession partners.

 

The retail division performed well, with sales up 15.0% (9.2% in constant currency)1 to £400.7m (2016: £348.4m) despite a challenging trading environment across our global markets. The growth was driven by continued investments in new and existing stores and a strong e-commerce performance, where sales grew by 35.1% (32.3% in constant currency)1 to £72.3m (2016: £53.5m) and represented 18.0% (2016: 15.4%) of our total retail sales.

 

We continue to develop our retail proposition with further  investment in each of our e-commerce sites, aiming to provide a more relevant customer experience through improved design, performance and personalised content. During the period, we launched our first language specific e-commerce sites for France and Germany and have been pleased with their performance. 

 

Average retail square footage rose by 8.5% over the period to 387,373 sq ft (2016: 357,096 sq ft). Total retail square footage at 28 January 2017 was 395,088 sq ft (2016: 377,830 sq ft), an increase of 4.6% on the prior period. Retail sales excluding e-commerce per square foot rose 2.7% (-3.2% in constant currency)1 to £848 (2016: £826).

 

The retail gross margin increased to 66.1% (2016: 64.8%), primarily reflecting an improved full price sell-through in our retail channel, as well as some foreign exchange benefits.

 

Retail operating costs increased 24.3% (17.0% in constant currency)1 to £203.3m (2016: £163.5m) and as a percentage of retail sales, increased to 50.7% (2016: 46.9%). An element of the increase in retail operating costs is due to dual running costs arising from the new European distribution centre, and some store pre-opening costs in our North American market.

 

Wholesale

Our wholesale business in the UK serves countries across the world, primarily in the UK and Europe, as well as supplying products to stores operated by our territorial licence partners. In addition, we operate a wholesale business in North America serving the US and Canada.

 

Group wholesale sales increased by 20.9% (15.9% in constant currency)1 to £130.3m (2016: £107.7m), reflecting a good performance from our UK wholesale business, with sales increasing by 10.4% to £86.1m (2016: £78.0m), and a strong performance from our North American wholesale business, with sales increasing by 48.8% (30.7% in constant currency)1 to £44.2m (2016: £29.7m).

 

The wholesale gross margin increased to 45.1% (2016: 43.8%), which was principally the result of a greater proportion of wholesale sales to our trustee partners which carry a higher margin, as well as some foreign exchange benefits.

 

Licence income

We operate both territorial and product licences. Our licence partners are all experts in their field and share our passion for unwavering attention to detail and firm commitment to quality.

 

Our territorial licences cover specific countries or regions in Asia, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, where our partners operate licensed retail stores and, in some territories, wholesale operations.

 

 

Our product licences cover: Bedding; Childrenswear; Crockery; Eyewear; Footwear; Fragrance and Skinwear; Gifting and Stationery; Jewellery; Lingerie and Sleepwear; Luggage; Neckwear; Rugs; Suiting; Technical Accessories; Tiles; and Watches.

 

Both territorial and product licences delivered good performances, with licence income up 26.8% to £18.2m (2016: £14.4m). There were notable performances from our product licencees in Childrenswear, Eyewear, Footwear, Homeware, Skinwear and Suiting.

 

In July 2016, we opened our first store in Vietnam with our new licence partner Maison, and we are encouraged by the performance to date. In November 2016, we opened our first store in Bahrain, and are pleased by the performance so far.

 

Collections

Ted Baker Womenswear delivered a good performance with sales up 19.7% to £304.3m (2016: £254.1m). Womenswear represented 57.3% of total sales (2016: 55.7%).

 

Ted Baker Menswear performed well with sales up 12.2% to £226.7m (2016: £202.1m). Menswear represented 42.7% of total sales in the period (2016: 44.3%).

 

Geographic Performance

 

United Kingdom and Europe

 

52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

52 weeks ended 30 January 2016

Variance

Constant currency variance1

Total retail revenue*

£279.5m

£252.5m

10.7%

8.4%

E-commerce revenue

£61.1m

£46.8m

30.6%

29.8%

Average square footage*

246,826

236,685

4.3%

 

Closing square footage*

250,624

244,007

2.7%

 

Sales per square foot including e-commerce sales

£1,132

£1,067

6.1%

3.9%

Sales per square foot excluding e-commerce sales

£885

£869

1.8%

(0.8%)

 

 

 

 

 

Wholesale revenue

£86.1m

£78.0m

10.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Own stores

36

38

 

 

Concessions

237

224

 

 

Outlets

14

13

 

 

Partner stores

3

3

 

 

Total

290

278

 

 

* Excludes licensed partner stores

 

Retail sales in UK and Europe increased by 10.7% to £279.5m (2016: £252.5m) (8.4% in constant currency)1 despite tough trading conditions and the impact of terrorism in northern Europe.

 

Our e-commerce business performed very well during the period with sales increasing by 30.6% to £61.1m (2016: £46.8m). E-commerce sales are an integral part of the retail proposition in the UK and European markets. We launched our first language specific sites for France and Germany and are pleased with their performance.

 

As a percentage of UK and Europe retail sales, e-commerce sales represented 21.9% (2016: 18.5%).

 

During the period, we opened an outlet in Madrid, Spain and further concessions with premium department stores in the UK, France, Germany and Spain. We closed two stores, one in the UK and one in France. We are pleased with the performance of the new openings and remain positive about further growth opportunities for our brand in these markets.

 

Sales from our UK wholesale division increased by 10.4% to £86.1m (2016: £78.0m) reflecting a good performance from sales to Trustees, which include our wholesale export business and the supply of product to our retail licence partners.

 

North America

 

 

52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

52 weeks ended 30 January 2016

Variance

Constant currency variance1

Total retail revenue*

£103.4m

£80.6m

28.3%

13.0%

E-commerce revenue

£9.8m

£6.6m

48.5%

31.2%

Average square footage *

112,110

94,496

18.6%

 

Closing square footage *

116,590

106,471

9.5%

 

Sales per square foot including e-commerce sales

£922

£853

8.1%

(4.7%)

Sales per square foot excluding e-commerce sales

£835

£784

6.5%

(6.1%)

 

 

 

 

 

Wholesale revenue

£44.2m

£29.7m

48.8%

30.7%

 

 

 

 

 

Own stores

31

25

 

 

Concessions

55

55

 

 

Outlets

11

10

 

 

Partner Stores

14

7

 

 

Total

111

97

 

 

* Excludes licensed partner stores

 

We are very pleased with our progress across both the retail and wholesale channels in North America, despite well documented challenges facing the North American retail market, which has seen increased levels of promotional activity and a fall in international tourism. This has resulted in a challenging environment not only for our stores but also for our key trading partners. However, we remain confident that the Ted Baker brand is becoming more established and continuing to gain recognition in this territory.

 

Sales from our retail division in North America increased by 28.3% to £103.4m (2016: £80.6m) (13.0% in constant currency)1. During the period, we continued our expansion with new stores in Atlanta, Miami, New York, Seattle and relocated our Dallas store, and we opened new stores in Calgary, Ottawa and an outlet in Vancouver.  We also opened seven concessions in Mexico with our licence partner. We closed one store in New York.


Our e-commerce businesses delivered strong performances with sales increasing 48.5% to £9.8m (31.2% in constant currency)1. As a percentage of North America retail sales, e-commerce sales represent 9.5% (2016: 8.2%).

 

Sales from our North American wholesale business increased by 48.8% to £44.2m (2016: £29.7m) (30.7% in constant currency)1 reflecting the brand's increased appeal and recognition in this territory.

 

Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australasia

 

 

52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

52 weeks ended 30 January 2016

Variance

Constant currency variance1

Total retail revenue

£17.8m

£15.4m

15.6%

2.6%

E-commerce revenue

£1.4m

-

 

 

Average square footage *

28,438

25,915

9.7%

 

Closing square footage *

27,874

27,352

1.9%

 

Sales per square foot including e-commerce sales

£625

£593

5.4%

 

(6.5%)

Sales per square foot excluding e-commerce sales

 

£576

 

£593

 

(2.9%)

 

(14.0%)

 

 

 

 

 

Own stores

8

8

 

 

Concessions

15

8

 

 

Outlets

3

3

 

 

Partner stores

63

54

 

 

Total

89

73

 

 

* Excludes licensed partner stores

 

We continue to develop the Ted Baker brand across the Middle East, Asia and Australasia through our retail and licensing channels.

 

We remain positive about the long-term opportunities in Asia. However, as has been widely reported, the trading environment continues to be challenging.  Retail sales in Asia increased 15.6% to £17.8m (2016: £15.4m) (2.6% in constant currency)1.  In Hong Kong, we relocated one store; in China, we opened a store in Beijing and four further concessions; and in Japan, we opened three concessions and closed one store in Tokyo, which has been relocated since the period end. During the period, we launched online concession businesses in China and Japan, and we are pleased with the early reaction to these sites.

 

During the period, our Middle Eastern licence partners performed particularly well and opened stores in each of Azerbaijan, Dubai and Egypt and our first store in Bahrain. Our South East Asian licence partner opened a store in Indonesia, and a new licence partner store opened in Vietnam. We opened two stores in Taiwan and closed one. As at 28 January 2017, our licence partners operated 54 stores and concessions across the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa (2016: 45).

 

The joint venture with our Australasian licence partner, Flair Industries Pty Ltd, continued to perform well. As at 28 January 2017, we operated 9 stores in Australasia (2016: 9 stores).

 

 

Notes:

1 Constant currency variances are calculated by applying the previous financial period foreign exchange rates to

current period results in overseas subsidiaries to remove the impact of exchange rate fluctuations.

 

The Directors believe this measure provides a consistent and comparable view of the underlying performance of the Group's on-going business.

Financial Review

 

Revenue and Gross Margin

Group revenue increased by 16.4% (10.8% in constant currency)1 to £531.0m (2016: £456.2m), driven by a 15.0% (9.2% in constant currency)1 increase in retail sales to £400.7m (2016: £348.4m) and a 20.9% (15.9% in constant currency)1 increase in wholesale sales to £130.3m (2016: £107.7m).

 

The gross margin for the Group increased to 61.0% (2016: 59.9%) as a result of improved full price sell-through in our retail channel and an improved mix of wholesale sales to trustee customers, as well as some foreign exchange benefits.

 

Operating Expenses Pre-Exceptional items2

Distribution costs increased by 22.7% (15.5% in constant currency)1 to £208.2m (2016: £169.8m) and as a percentage of sales increased to 39.2% (2016: 37.2%). An element of the increase in distribution costs is due to dual running costs arising from the new European distribution centre, and some store pre-opening costs in our North American market.

 

Administration expenses excluding exceptional costs2 increased by 14.2% (10.6% in constant currency)1  to £65.6m (2016: £57.4m). Excluding the employee performance related bonus of £nil (2016: £2.7m), administration expenses rose by 19.8% due to growth of our central functions, both in the UK and overseas, and the continued deployment of our information technology infrastructures to support our growth.

 

Dual running costs incurred in respect of our new European distribution centre and the systems roll-out were £4.0m in the period.

 

Profit Before Tax

Profit before tax and exceptional items2 increased by 12.1% to £65.8m (2016: £58.7m) and profit before tax increased by 4.4% to £61.3m (2016: £58.7m).

 

Exceptional Items

                Exceptional items in the period of £4.5m (2016: £nil) include a provision for lease commitments relating to the Group's legacy warehouses of £2.9m along with £0.7m of other closure costs and £0.9m in respect of closure costs for a concept store in London. There were no exceptional items in the previous period.

 

Finance Income and Expenses

Net interest payable during the period was £2.9m (2016: £1.4m). The increase was largely due to interest payable on the term loan that financed the purchase of the freehold of The Ugly Brown Building.

 

The net foreign exchange gain during the period of £1.1m (2016: £nil) was due to the translation of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies following the devaluation of sterling that followed the UK's EU referendum result.

 

Taxation

The Group tax charge for the period was £14.7m (2016: £14.4m), an effective tax rate of 24.0% (2016: 24.6%). This effective tax rate is higher than the UK tax rate for the period of 20% largely due to higher overseas tax rates and to the non-recognition of losses in overseas territories where the businesses are still in their development phase. The UK corporation tax rate will reduce to 19% from 1 April 2017 and 17% from 1 April 2020.

 

Our closing UK deferred tax assets and liabilities have been measured at 19% based on the corporation tax rate at which they are anticipated to unwind and overseas deferred tax assets and liabilities have been measured at the applicable overseas tax rates.

 

Our future effective tax rate is expected to be higher than the UK tax rate as a result of a growing proportion of overseas profits arising in jurisdictions with higher tax rates than the UK.

 

Cash Flow

The net decrease in cash and cash equivalents of £13.5m (2016: £5.9m) primarily reflected an increase in working capital and further capital expenditure to support our long-term development.

 

Total working capital, which comprises inventories, trade and other receivables and trade and other payables, increased by £23.3m to £136.8m (2016: £113.5m). This was mainly driven by an increase in inventories of £33.2m to £158.5m (2016: £125.3m) reflecting the growth of our business, stock on hand for our wholesale customers and licence partners, and earlier phasing of stock deliveries at the end of the financial period due to the timing of Chinese New Year, which fell at the end of the period. In addition to this, inventory has increased due to the impact of foreign exchange rates on the translation of inventory in overseas subsidiaries.

 

Income taxes paid decreased by £2.5m to £10.6m (2016: £13.1m). This was largely due to accelerated tax deductions on US store openings and refurbishments.

 

Group capital expenditure of £43.8m (2016: £89.5m including £58.0m relating to the purchase of The Ugly Brown Building) relates to the opening and refurbishment of stores, concessions and outlets, the fit-out of our new European distribution centre and the on-going investment in business-wide IT systems to support our continued growth.

 

The Group's net borrowing position at the end of the period was £95.2m (2016: £84.6m).

 

Shareholder Return

Basic earnings per share increased by 5.1% to 105.7p (2016: 100.6p). Adjusted earnings per share, which exclude exceptional items2, increased by 13.3% to 114.0p (2016: 100.6p).

 

The proposed final dividend of 38.8p per share will make a total for the period of 53.6p per share (2016: 47.8p per share), an increase of 12.1% on the previous period.

 

Operating cash flow per share was 118.4p (2016: 93.3p) and reflected an increase in cash generated from operating activities.

 

Borrowing Facilities

During the period, the Group agreed an extension of its multi-currency revolving credit facility with The Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. A new agreement was signed on 31 May 2016 which increased the Group's committed borrowing facility from £85m to £110m expiring in March 2018. The increase is a function of the growth in our business and is necessary to fund capital expenditure to support the Group's long-term strategy.

 

In the prior period, the Group entered into a five year £60m secured term loan, in addition to the existing multi-currency revolving credit facility with The Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays.  The term loan is amortised over fifteen years and the proceeds were used to finance the purchase of The Ugly Brown Building.

 

The facility and term loan contain appropriate financial covenants that are tested on a quarterly basis. The Group monitors actual and prospective compliance with these on a regular basis.

 

Treasury Risk Management

The most significant exposure to foreign exchange fluctuation relates to purchases made in foreign currencies, principally the US Dollar and the Euro.

 

A proportion of the Group's purchases are hedged in accordance with the Group's risk management policy, which allows for foreign currency to be hedged for up to 24 months in advance. The balance of purchases is hedged naturally as the business operates internationally and income is generated in the local currencies.

 

In June 2016, ahead of the UK referendum on Brexit, the Group extended its hedging arrangements for US Dollars to April 2018. At the balance sheet date, the Group has hedged its projected commitments in respect of the period ending 27 January 2018 as well as a proportion of its requirements for the following period.

 

The Group is exposed to movements in UK interest rates as both the revolving credit facility and term loan accrue interest based on LIBOR plus a fixed margin.

 

During the period, the Group entered into interest rate swap agreements, fixing £30.0m of the floating rate net debt.

 

Notes:

1 Constant currency variances are calculated by applying the previous financial period foreign exchange rates to current period results in overseas subsidiaries to remove the impact of exchange rate fluctuations.

2 Exceptional items are excluded from profit before tax and exceptional items due to these items being one-off and material in nature.

3 Exceptional items are excluded from adjusted earnings per share due to these items being one-off and material in nature.

 

The Directors believe these measures provide a consistent and comparable view of the underlying performance of the Group's on-going business.

 

 

Principal Risks and Uncertainties

 

The Board is ultimately responsible for the Group's system of risk management and internal control and for reviewing their effectiveness. The Board confirms that there is an on-going process for identifying, evaluating and managing the significant risks faced by the Group, which has been in place for the period and up to the date of approval of these financial statements, and that this process is regularly reviewed by the Board. However, such systems are designed to manage rather than eliminate the risk of failure to achieve business objectives, and can provide only reasonable and not absolute assurance against material misstatement or loss.

 

In order to help manage these risks and uncertainties, the Board has delegated responsibility for monitoring the effectiveness of the Group's systems of internal control and risk management to the Audit Committee.

 

In addition, the Group has established a Risk Committee that includes the Finance Director and various members of the Executive Committee and heads of department. The Risk Committee reviews the risk management and control process in each key business area on an on-going basis, and provides a platform for management to drive improvement across the business. The Risk Committee considers:

 

•               the authority, resources and co-ordination of those involved in the identification, assessment and management of significant risks faced by the Group;

 

•               the response to the significant risks which have been identified by management and others;

 

•               the maintenance of a controlled environment directed towards the proper management of risk; and

 

•               the annual reporting procedures.

 

Having considered the key risks inherent in the business and the system of control necessary to manage such risks, the Finance Director presents the Risk Committee's findings to the Board on a regular basis. In addition, the Chief Executive reports to the Board on changes in the business and the external environment which affect significant risks.

 

On behalf of the Board, the Audit Committee has reviewed the effectiveness of the system of risk management and internal control during the period. In particular, it has reviewed and updated the process for identifying and evaluating the significant risks affecting the business and the policies and procedures by which these risks are managed. Management is responsible for the identification and evaluation of significant risks applicable to their areas of the business together with the design and operation of suitable internal controls. These risks are assessed on a continual basis and may be associated with a variety of internal or external sources including control breakdowns, disruption in information systems, competition, natural catastrophe and regulatory requirements, and also by reference to the Group's five year strategic and financial plan. During the period the Board has placed significant focus on risk management. As such, during the period the Audit Committee engaged PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ("PwC") to undertake a detailed review of the Group's risk framework and internal audit function via in-depth interviews with senior management and key stakeholders across the Group. 

 

The Group has an independent internal audit function whose findings are regularly reviewed by the Board and the Executive Committee. The Audit Committee monitors and reviews the effectiveness of the internal audit activities.

 

The Chief Operating Officer provides the Board with monthly financial information which includes key performance indicators.

 

The Board has carried out a robust assessment of the principal risks facing the Group, including those that would threaten its business model, future performance, solvency or liquidity. Although not exhaustive, the following list highlights some of the principal risks identified by the Group (which are not shown in order of importance). Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known, or currently considered to be less material, may also have an adverse effect on the Group:

 

Issue

Potential impact

Mitigation

 

 

Strategic Risks

Brand and Reputational Risk

The strength and reputation of the Ted Baker brand is important to the business. There is a risk that our brand may be undermined or damaged by our actions or those of our partners or supply chain.

We carefully consider each new partner with whom we do business. Such partners are subject to due diligence and are monitored on an on-going basis to ensure they remain appropriate to the brand.

 

Our dedicated social media team closely monitors social media channels and addresses any reputational issues in accordance with our protocol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development of Overseas Markets

Failure in growing the international business through franchise operations, licencees and e-commerce.  Risk that the Group fails to prioritise the right territories or investment or fails to support these markets with systems and supply chain capability.

We perform extensive due diligence on all potential partners and territories and to assess our appropriate routes to market. We operate in a range of international markets, which helps to mitigate over-reliance and exposure to any one territory.

 

 

Fashion and Design

As with all fashion brands there is a risk that our offer will not satisfy the needs of our customers or we fail to correctly identify trends in an increasingly competitive market, resulting in lower sales and reduced market share.

We maintain a high level of market awareness and an understanding of consumer trends and fashion to ensure that we remain able to respond to changes in consumer preference.  We use customer data to develop targeted marketing and promotional activity.

 

We continue to focus on product design, quality and attention to detail.

 

 

 

External Events

External events may occur which may affect the global, economic and financial environment in which we operate. These events can affect our suppliers, customers and partners, increasing our cost base and adversely affecting our revenue.

These risk factors are monitored closely on an on-going basis ensuring that we are prepared for and can react to changes in the external environment, allowing us to reduce our exposure as early as possible.

 

The geographic spread of our business and supply chain also helps to mitigate these risks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brexit

The UK's decision to leave the European Union has increased the level of economic and consumer uncertainty.

 

The Group and its external advisers continue to carefully monitor the potential impact of Brexit. Our presence in a range of international markets helps mitigate the impact of this risk.

 

 

 

Operational Risks

Supply Chain

If garments do not reach us on time and to specification, there is a risk of a loss of revenue and customer confidence. Over reliance on key suppliers could also have an impact on our business.

 

Our supply chain is diversified across a number of suppliers in different regions, reducing reliance on a small number of key suppliers. Suppliers are treated as key business partners and we work closely with them to mitigate these risks. The Group continues to improve and evolve its supply chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure

There is a risk of operational problems, including disruption to the infrastructure that supports our business, which may lead to a loss of revenue, data and inventory.

 

The business continuity plan is constantly reviewed and updated by the Risk Committee. In addition, business disruption is covered by our insurance policies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Responsibility

We are committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner as regards our supply chain, environment and community. If we fail to operate in a manner that supports our philosophy, this could damage the trust and confidence of our stakeholders.

A sub-committee of the Executive Committee has been tasked with overseeing specific areas of our social responsibility agenda. Ted's Conscience Team is responsible for monitoring this agenda and ensure our practices fall in line with it.

 

 

 

 

 

Cyber Security

The business is reliant on sensitive data being transmitted electronically, and is subject to threats from hacking or viruses or other unauthorised data breaches.

 

There is the possibility of unintentional loss of controlled data by authorised users.

The Group has invested in additional specialist IT resources.

 

The continual upgrading of security equipment and software also mitigates these risks.

 

Tightly controlled security controls and data recovery and business continuity plans have been implemented with the support of specialist third parties.

 

 

 

IT Infrastructure and Implementation of ERP

The Group's IT infrastructure is key to the operation of its business.

 

We are in the process of implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX across the business.  With any project of this scale, there is a risk of a poorly managed implementation or take-up of new systems, which could lead to business disruptions.

 

This, and the implementation of other new business systems, has potential to impact interdependent systems.

The Group's IT Steering Committee meets on a two weekly basis to review the implementation and all other major IT projects.  This Committee comprises members of the Executive Committee and is advised by external professional advisers. The IT Steering Committee has established a Design Authority charged with overseeing the scheduling of the implementation of any new system.

 

 

 

 

 

Robust change management and professional project managers recruited to oversee the project team which includes key business stakeholders.

 

 

People

Our performance is linked to the performance of our people and, in particular, to the leadership of key individuals. The loss of a key individual whether at management level or within a specialist skill set could have a detrimental affect on our operations and, in some cases, the creative vision for the brand.

Identification and retention of key talent is important and we take active steps to provide stability and security to the key team. We carry out an annual benchmarking review to ensure that we provide competitive remuneration and total reward packages. We also utilise long-term incentive schemes to retain key talent. Employee engagement through our culture and environment strengthen the commitment of team members and has a positive impact on our attrition rate.

 

 

 

 

 

Succession plans are in place and have been reviewed during the period.

 

 

Regulatory and Legal Framework

 

 

We operate in a range of international markets and must comply with various regulatory requirements. Failure to do so could lead to financial penalties and/or reputational damage.

 

 

The Group closely monitors changes in the legal and regulatory framework within the markets in which it operates. We work closely with specialist advisers in each market to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations.

 

 

 

Infringement of the Group's Intellectual Property

Unauthorised use of the Group's designs, trademarks and other intellectual property rights could damage the Ted Baker brand and the Group's reputation.

 

The Group, with its external advisers, rigorously manages and defends its intellectual property.

 

The Group deals with counterfeit goods in accordance with its robust enforcement strategy.

 

 

 

Financial Risks

Currency,  Interest, Credit and Counterparty Credit Risks, including Financial Covenants under the Group's credit facilities

 

In the course of its operations, we are exposed to these financial risks which, if they were to arise, may have material financial impacts on the Group.

 

The Group's policies for dealing with these risks are discussed in detail in Note 23 to the financial statements.

 

 

Foreign Exchange

 

The Group is exposed to fluctuations in the exchange rates of key currencies.

 

The Group's Foreign Exchange strategy is closely managed by the Finance Director and the Group's external advisers. The Group has adopted  a hedging policy to mitigate short-term foreign exchange risk.

 

 
           

 

 

Viability statement

In accordance with provision C.2.2 of the UK Corporate Governance Code dated September 2014 (the "Code") the Directors have assessed the viability of the Group over a five year period, taking into account the Group's current position and the potential impact of the principal risks documented above.

 

The Group operates a five year plan, which is updated and reviewed annually by the Board.  Within the five year plan, detailed scenario planning and stress testing has been carried out over a five year period. The Directors therefore consider the five year period to 30 January 2022 to be the appropriate period to assess the viability and prospects of the Group with a high level of certainty.

 

The Directors' assessment has been further enhanced by analysing the current and future risks, controls and assurances available, resulting in a clear picture of the risk profile across the whole business.  The principal risks, including specific operational risks, that could affect the future viability of the Group over the next five years are identified in the Principal Risks and Uncertainties section.

 

In making this assessment the Directors have considered the resilience of the Group to the occurrence of these risks in severe but plausible scenarios, taking into account the effectiveness of any mitigating actions. In addition, the Board has considered the impact on the Group's cash flows, headroom, covenants and other key financial ratios having stress tested the potential impact of these scenarios, both individually and in combination. 

 

Sensitivity analysis was also used to stress test the Group's strategic plan and to confirm that sufficient headroom would remain available under the Group's credit facilities.  The Board considers that under each scenario tested the mitigating actions would be effective and sufficient to ensure the continued viability of the Group. For the reasons stated above, based on the robust assessment undertaken, the Directors confirm they have a reasonable expectation that the Group will be able to continue in operation, and meet its liabilities as they fall due, over the period of assessment.

 

Going Concern

The Directors have reviewed the Group's budgets and long-term projections. After making enquiries, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Company and the Group have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for 12 months from the approval of these accounts. For this reason, they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the financial statements.

 

 

 

The Strategic Report was approved by the Board of Directors on 23 March 2017 and signed on its behalf by:

 

 

Charles Anderson

Finance Director and Company Secretary

23 March 2017

 

 

Registered Office:               The Ugly Brown Building, 6a St. Pancras Way, London NW1 0TB

Company No:                       03393836

 

 

Group Income Statement

 

 

 

 

For the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Note

52 weeks ended

52 weeks ended

 

28 January

30 January

 

2017

2016

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

2

530,986

456,169

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

 

(207,257)

(183,147)

 
 

Gross profit

 

323,729

273,022

 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Distribution costs

 

(208,221)

 

(169,762)

 

 
 

Administrative expenses

 

(70,103)

(57,435)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses before exceptional costs

 

(65,590)

(57,435)

 
 

Exceptional costs

3

(4,513)

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licence income

 

18,237

14,384

 
 

Other operating expense

 

(1,145)

(840)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

62,497

59,369

 
 
 

Finance income

4

1,597

531

 
 

Finance expense

4

(3,373)

(1,931)

 
 

Share of profit of jointly controlled entity, net of tax

 

550

695

 
 

Profit before tax

3

61,271

58,664

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before tax and exceptional costs

 

65,784

58,664

 

Exceptional costs

 

(4,513)

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

5

(14,703)

(14,429)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

46,568

44,235

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

Basic

7

105.7p

100.6p

 
 

Diluted

7

104.5p

99.3p

 
         

 

 

 

 

Group Statement of Comprehensive Income

 

 

For the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Profit for the period

46,568

44,235

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

Items that may be reclassified to the Income Statement

 

 

Net effective portion of changes in fair value of cash flow hedges

10,521

951

Net change in fair value of cash flow hedges transferred to profit or loss

(5,435)

(669)

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations net of tax

5,580

2,599

Other comprehensive income for the period

10,666

2,881

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

57,234

47,116

 

 

 

 

Group Statement of Changes in Equity

 

For the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Cash flow hedging reserve

Translation reserve

Retained earnings

Total equity attributable to equity shareholders of the parent

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance at 30 January 2016

2,199

9,617

1,650

2,311

156,822

172,599

Comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

46,568

46,568

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

-

-

-

7,038

-

7,038

Current tax on foreign currency translation

-

-

-

(1,458)

-

(1,458)

Effective portion of changes in fair value of cash flow hedges

-

-

11,714

-

-

11,714

Net change in fair value of cash flow hedges transferred to profit or loss

-

-

(5,435)

-

-

(5,435)

Deferred tax associated with movement in hedging reserve

-

-

(1,193)

-

-

(1,193)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

5,086

5,580

46,568

57,234

Transactions with owners recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in issued share capital

9

318

-

-

-

327

Share-based payments charges

-

-

-

-

1,839

1,839

Movement on current and deferred tax on share-based payments

-

-

-

-

281

281

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

(21,736)

(21,736)

Total transactions with owners

9

318

-

-

(19,616)

(19,289)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 28 January 2017

2,208

9,935

6,736

7,891

183,774

210,544

               

 

  

 

Group Statement of Changes in Equity

 

For the 52 weeks ended 30 January 2016

 

 

Share capital

Share premium

Cash flow hedging reserve

Translation reserve

Retained earnings

Total equity attributable to equity shareholders of the parent

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Balance at 31 January 2015

2,196

9,331

1,368

(288)

127,967

140,574

Comprehensive income for the period

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

44,235

44,235

Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations

-

-

-

3,242

-

3,242

Current tax on foreign currency translation

-

-

-

(643)

-

(643)

Effective portion of changes in fair value of cash flow hedges

-

-

996

-

-

996

Net change in fair value of cash flow hedges transferred to profit or loss

-

-

(669)

-

-

(669)

Deferred tax associated with movement in hedging reserve

-

-

(45)

-

-

(45)

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

282

2,599

44,235

47,116

Transactions with owners recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in issued share capital

3

286

-

-

-

289

Share-based payments charges

-

-

-

-

2,019

2,019

Movement on current and deferred tax on share-based payments

-

-

-

-

1,144

1,144

Dividends paid

-

-

-

-

(18,543)

(18,543)

Total transactions with owners

3

286

-

-

(15,380)

(15,091)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 30 January 2016

2,199

9,617

1,650

2,311

156,822

172,599

               
 

Company Statement of Changes in Equity

For the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

 

 

Share capital

 

Share premium

 

Other reserves

 

Retained earnings

Total equity

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 Balance at 30 January 2016

2,199

9,617

19,060

38,697

69,573

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Profit for the period

-

-

-

27,246

27,246

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in issued share capital

9

318

-

-

327

Share-based payments charges

-

-

-

219

219

Share-based payments charges for awards granted to subsidiary employees

-

-

1,620

-

1,620

Dividends paid

-

-

-

(21,736)

(21,736)

 Total transactions with owners

9

318

1,620

(21,517)

(19,570)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Balance at 28 January 2017

2,208

9,935

20,680

44,426

77,249

 

  

 

Company Statement of Changes in Equity

For the 52 weeks ended 30 January 2016

 

 

 

Share capital

 

Share premium

 

Other reserves

 

Retained earnings

Total equity

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 Balance at 31 January 2015

2,196

9,331

17,287

32,978

61,792

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Profit for the period

-

-

-

24,016

24,016

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners recorded directly in equity

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in issued share capital

3

286

-

-

289

Share-based payments charges

-

-

-

246

246

Share-based payments charges for awards granted to subsidiary employees

-

-

1,773

-

1,773

Dividends paid

-

-

-

(18,543)

(18,543)

 Total transactions with owners

3

286

1,773

(18,297)

(16,235)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Balance at 30 January 2016

2,199

9,617

19,060

38,697

69,573

 

Group and Company Balance Sheet

 

At 28 January 2017

 

Note

Group

Group

Company

Company

 

 

28-Jan-17

30-Jan-16

28-Jan-17

30-Jan-16

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Intangible assets

8

24,445

17,247

-

-

Property, plant and equipment

9

144,354

123,397

-

-

Investments in subsidiary

 

-

-

23,102

21,482

Investment in equity accounted investee

 

1,897

1,641

-

-

Deferred tax assets

 

4,446

6,313

-

-

Prepayments

 

401

414

-

-

 Non-current assets

 

175,543

149,012

23,102

21,482

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

 

158,500

125,323

-

-

Trade and other receivables

 

59,251

49,303

51,932

47,486

Amount due from equity accounted investee

 

653

563

-

-

Derivative financial assets

 

8,974

2,850

-

-

Cash and cash equivalents

 

21,401

13,295

2,238

615

Current assets

 

248,779

191,334

54,170

48,101

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

(80,995)

(61,088)

(23)

(10)

Bank overdraft

 

(58,074)

(37,869)

-

-

Term loan

 

(6,000)

(1,500)

-

-

Income tax payable

 

(10,327)

(8,382)

-

-

Provisions for liabilities and charges

 

(915)

-

-

-

Derivative financial liabilities

 

(616)

(352)

-

-

 Current liabilities

 

(156,927)

(109,191)

(23)

(10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax liability

 

(2,349)

(56)

-

-

Provisions for liabilities and charges

 

(2,002)

-

-

-

Term loan

 

(52,500)

(58,500)

-

-

Non-current liabilities

 

(56,851)

(58,556)

-

-

Net assets

 

210,544

172,599

77,249

69,573

 

 Equity

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

2,208

2,199

2,208

2,199

Share premium

 

9,935

9,617

9,935

9,617

Other reserves

 

6,736

1,650

20,680

19,060

Translation reserve

 

7,891

2,311

-

-

Retained earnings

 

183,774

156,822

44,426

38,697

Total equity attributable to equity shareholders of the parent company

 

210,544

172,599

77,249

69,573

Total equity

 

210,544

172,599

77,249

69,573

                 

 

 

 

 

These financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 23 March 2017 and were signed on its behalf by:

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Page

Director

Company number: 03393836

 

 

 

Group and Company Cash Flow Statement

For the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

 

Group

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

Group

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

Company

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

Company

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cash generated from operations

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

46,568

44,235

27,246

24,016

Adjusted for:

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

14,703

14,429

-

-

Depreciation and amortisation

20,966

14,929

-

-

Impairment

-

188

-

-

Loss on disposal of property, plant & equipment

416

58

-

-

Share-based payments

1,839

2,019

219

247

Net finance expense

1,776

1,400

-

-

Net change in derivative financial assets and liabilities carried at fair value through profit or loss

677

840

-

-

Share of profit in joint venture

(550)

(695)

-

-

Decrease in non-current prepayments

59

52

-

-

Increase in inventory

(27,128)

(12,142)

-

-

Increase in trade and other receivables

(16,335)

(10,805)

(4,446)

(5,977)

Increase in trade and other payables

20,392

1,566

13

-

Increase in provisions for liabilities and charges

2,917

-

-

-

Interest paid

(2,886)

(1,376)

-

-

Income taxes paid

(10,644)

(13,127)

-

-

Net cash generated from operating activities

52,770

41,571

23,032

18,286

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from investing activities

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant & equipment and intangibles

(43,753)

(89,535)

-

-

Proceeds from sale of property, plant & equipment

93

-

-

-

Investment in subsidiaries

-

-

-

-

Dividends received from joint venture

294

344

-

-

Interest received

15

-

-

-

Net (decrease) in cash from investing activities

(43,351)

(89,191)

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow financing activities

 

 

 

 

Proceeds of term loan

-

60,000

-

-

Repayment of term loan

(1,500)

-

-

-

Dividends paid

(21,736)

(18,543)

(21,736)

(18,543)

Proceeds from issue of shares

327

289

327

289

Net (decrease) in cash from financing activities

(22,909)

41,746

(21,409)

(18,254)

 

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents

(13,490)

(5,874)

1,623

32

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

(24,574)

(18,824)

615

583

Exchange rate movement

1,391

124

-

-

Net cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

(36,673)

(24,574)

2,238

615

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

21,401

13,295

2,238

615

Bank overdraft at the end of the period

(58,074)

(37,869)

-

-

Net cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

(36,673)

(24,574)

2,238

615

 

Notes to the Financial Statements

1.     Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

 

Basis of preparation

EU law (IAS Regulation EC 1606/2002) requires that the Group financial statements, for the 52 weeks ended 28

January 2017 are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) adopted for use in the EU ("adopted IFRSs").

 

This financial information has been prepared on the basis of the recognition and measurement requirements of adopted IFRSs as at 28 January 2017. This financial information does not constitute the Group's statutory accounts for the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017 or 30 January 2016. The annual financial information presented in this annual results announcement for the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017 is based on, and is consistent with, that in the Group's audited financial statements for the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017, and those financial statements will be delivered in May 2017. The auditor's report on those financial statements is unqualified and does not contain any statement under Section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

Statutory accounts for 30 January 2016 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor has reported on those accounts; their reports were i) unqualified and, ii) did not contain statements under Section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

Going concern

The Group's business activities, together with the factors likely to affect its future development, performance and position are set out on pages 3 to 16. The financial position of the Group, its cash flows, liquidity position and borrowing facilities are described in the Chairman's Statement on pages 3 to 5. In addition, the financial statements includes the Group's objectives, policies and processes for managing its capital; its financial risk management objectives; details of its financial instruments and hedging activities; and its exposures to credit risk and liquidity risk.

 

The Group meets its day-to-day working capital requirements through a committed overdraft facility expiring on 29 March 2018 which is a multi-currency revolving credit facility with The Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays. The facility will be used to the extent necessary to fund working capital and capital expenditure to support the Group's growth strategy.

 

The Group's forecasts and projections, taking into account reasonably possible changes in trading performance, show that the Group has sufficient financial resources. As a consequence the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Company and the Group are well placed to manage their business risks and to continue in operational existence for the twelve months from the date of signing the financial statements, despite the current uncertain global economic outlook.  Accordingly, the Directors continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the consolidated financial statements.

 

Non-GAAP performance measures

Exceptional items are those items which, in the opinion of the Directors, should be excluded in order to provide a consistent and comparable view of the underlying performance of the Group's on-going business. Generally this will include those items that are largely one-off and material in nature. Exceptional items are identified and presented on a consistent basis each period and a reconciliation of profit before tax and exceptional items to profit before tax is included in the financial statements.

 

Exceptional items in the period included:

 

·      costs in relation to the closure of the Group's legacy warehouses in the UK. The Directors believe this cost to be one-off in nature as the Group do not close existing warehouses or move to new warehouses regularly;

·      costs in relation to the closure of a concept store in London. The Directors believe this cost to be one-off in nature as the Group does not open concept stores frequently.

 

There were no exceptional items in the prior period.

 

Exceptional items and their related tax impacts are added back/deducted from profit attributable to the owners of the Company to arrive at adjusted earnings per share.

 

The Directors believe that the profit before exceptional items and adjusted earnings per share measures provide useful information for shareholders on the underlying performance of the business as these exceptional items are one-off and material in nature. These measures are also consistent with how underlying business performance is measured internally.

 

The exceptional profit before tax measure is not a recognised profit measure under IFRS and may not be directly comparable with adjusted profit measures used by other companies.

 

Constant Currency variances are calculated by applying the previous financial period foreign exchange rates to current period results in overseas subsidiaries to remove the impact of exchange rate fluctuations. The Directors believe this provides a consistent and comparable view of the underlying performance of the Group's on-going business.

 

Significant accounting policies

No new standards, amendments or interpretations, effective for the first time for the period beginning on or after 31 January 2016 have had a material impact on the Group or Company.

 

IFRS 15, 'Revenue from Contracts with Customers' which is effective from 1 January 2018 has been considered by the Group and it was concluded this will not be significant to the Group's financial statements in the future.

 

At the balance sheet date there are a number of new standards and amendments to existing standards in issue but not yet effective. None of these is expected to have a significant effect on the financial statements of the Group or Company, except the following, set out below:

 

IFRS 9, 'Financial instruments', which is effective for periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018, replaces IAS 39 and addresses the classification, measurement and recognition of financial assets and financial liabilities. This was endorsed by the EU in November 2016 and as such the impact on the Group is currently being assessed.

 

IFRS 16, 'Leases' addresses the definition of a lease, recognition and measurement of leases and establishes principles for reporting useful information to users of financial statements about the leasing activities of both lessees and lessors. A key change arising from IFRS 16 is that most operating leases will be accounted for on balance sheet for lessees. The standard replaces IAS 17 'Leases', and related interpretations. The standard is effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2019. The quantitative impact of IFRS 16 on the Group's net assets and results is being assessed. IFRS 16 is expected to have a material impact on the balance sheet as both assets and liabilities will increase and is also expected to have a material impact on key components within the income statements because operating lease rental charges will be replaced by depreciation and finance costs. IFRS 16 will not have any impact on the underlying commercial performance of the Group or the cash flow generated in the period.

 

The Group does not consider that any other standards, amendments or interpretations issued by the IASB, but not yet applicable, will have a significant impact on the financial statements in future years.

 

2. Segment information

 

The Group has three reportable segments; retail, wholesale and licence income. For each of the three segments, the Executive Committee reviews internal management reports on a four weekly basis.

 

The accounting policies of the reportable segments are described in the Group's financial statements. Information regarding the results of each reportable segment is included below. Performance for the retail segment is measured based on operating contribution, whereas performance of the wholesale segment is measured based on gross profit and performance of the licence segment is measured based on royalty income, as included in the internal management reports that are reviewed by the Board.

 

Segment results before exceptional items are used to measure performance as management believes that such information is the most relevant in evaluating the performance of certain segments relative to other entities that operate within these industries. Inter-segment pricing is determined on an arm's length basis.

 

a)    Segment revenue and segment result

 

52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

Retail

Wholesale

Licence income

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

400,724

130,262

-

530,986

Cost of sales

(135,704)

(71,553)

-

(207,257)

Gross profit

265,020

58,709

-

323,729

Operating costs

(203,253)

-

-

(203,253)

Operating contribution

61,767

58,709

-

120,476

Licence income

-

-

18,237

18,237

Segment result

61,767

58,709

18,237

138,713

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of segment

result to profit before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment result

61,767

58,709

18,237

138,713

Other operating costs

-

-

-

(70,558)

Exceptional costs

-

-

-

(4,513)

Other operating expense

-

-

-

(1,145)

Operating profit

-

-

-

62,497

Net finance expense

-

-

-

(1,776)

Share of profit of jointly controlled entity, net of tax

-

-

-

550

Profit before tax

-

-

-

61,271

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditure

21,358

411

-

21,769

Unallocated capital expenditure

-

-

-

21,985

Total capital expenditure

-

-

-

43,754

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation

16,588

397

-

16,985

Unallocated depreciation and amortisation

-

-

-

3,981

Total depreciation and amortisation

-

-

-

20,966

 

 

 

 

 

Segment assets

225,632

83,161

-

308,793

Deferred tax assets

-

-

-

4,446

Derivative financial assets

-

-

-

8,974

Intangible assets - head office

-

-

-

21,718

Property, plant and equipment - head office

-

-

-

77,440

Other assets

-

-

-

2,951

Total assets

-

-

-

424,322

 

 

 

 

 

Segment liabilities

(104,953)

(34,116)

-

(139,069)

Income tax payable

-

-

-

(10,327)

Provisions for liabilities and charges

-

-

-

(2,917)

Term loan

-

-

-

(58,500)

Other liabilities

-

-

-

(2,965)

Total liabilities

-

-

-

(213,778)

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

-

-

-

210,544

Wholesale sales are shown after the elimination of inter-company sales of £89,695,272 (2016: £65,535,811).

 

52 weeks ended 30 January 2016

Retail

Wholesale

Licence income

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

348,433

107,736

-

456,169

Cost of sales

(122,557)

(60,590)

-

(183,147)

Gross profit

225,876

47,146

-

273,022

Operating costs

(163,484)

-

-

(163,484)

Operating contribution

62,392

47,146

-

109,538

Licence income

-

-

14,384

14,384

Segment result

62,392

47,146

14,384

123,922

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of segment

result to profit before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment result

62,392

47,146

14,384

123,922

Other operating costs

-

-

-

(63,713)

Exceptional costs

-

-

-

-

Other operating expense

-

-

-

(840)

Operating profit

-

-

-

59,369

Net finance expense

-

-

-

(1,400)

Share of profit of jointly controlled entity, net of tax

-

-

-

695

Profit before tax

-

-

-

58,664

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditure

19,386

1,153

-

20,539

Unallocated capital expenditure

-

-

-

68,994

Total capital expenditure

-

-

-

89,533

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation

11,966

258

-

12,224

Unallocated depreciation and amortisation

-

-

-

2,705

Total depreciation and amortisation

-

-

-

14,929

 

 

 

 

 

Segment assets

186,826

60,468

-

247,294

Deferred tax assets

-

-

-

6,313

Derivative financial assets

-

-

-

2,850

Intangible assets - head office

-

-

-

14,199

Property, plant and equipment - head office

-

-

-

67,072

Other assets

-

-

-

2,618

Total assets

-

-

-

340,346

 

 

 

 

 

Segment liabilities

(75,232)

(23,726)

-

(98,958)

Income tax payable

-

-

-

(8,382)

Term loan

-

-

-

(60,000)

Other liabilities

-

-

-

(407)

Total liabilities

-

-

-

(167,747)

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

-

-

-

172,599

 

 

 

 

 

 

b) Geographical information

 

UK

US

Rest of World

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

52 weeks ended 28 January 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

316,542

130,941

83,503

530,986

Non-current assets*

118,879

34,571

17,647

171,097

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 weeks ended 30 January 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

291,804

99,931

64,434

456,169

Non-current assets*

103,642

25,578

13,479

142,699

 

*Non-current assets exclude deferred tax assets.

 

 

c) Revenue by collection

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

Menswear

226,731

202,083

Womenswear

304,255

254,086

 

530,986

456,169

 

 

 

3. Profit before tax

 

Profit before tax is stated after charging/(crediting):

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Depreciation and amortisation

20,966

14,929

Impairment of property, plant and equipment

-

188

Exceptional costs

4,513

-

Leasehold properties & concession rentals*

 

 

     Fixed lease payments

56,558

41,171

     Variable rental and commission payments

36,125

29,724

Loss on sale of property, plant & equipment and intangibles

416

58

 

Auditor remuneration:

 

 

    Audit of these financial statements

12

11

 

Amounts receivable by the Company's auditor and its associates in respect of:

 

 

    Audit of financial statements of subsidiaries of the Company    

300

205

    Interim financial statements review

17

17

    Audit related assurance services

21

20

    Taxation compliance and other advisory services

10

114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

 

*Disclosed above are the costs charged in the period relating to leasehold properties and concession arrangements. These are either fixed in nature or variable based on revenue levels for a particular store or concession, where relevant, excluding e-commerce sales with concession partners.

 

Exceptional costs in the period of £4.5m (2016: £nil) include a provision for lease commitments relating to the Group's legacy warehouses of £2.9m along with £0.7m of other closure costs and £0.9m in respect of closure costs for a concept store in London.

 

There were no amounts recognised as exceptional costs or income during the 52 weeks ended 30 January 2016.

 

 

 

 

4. Finance income and expenses

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Finance income

 

 

- Interest receivable

15

-

- Foreign exchange gains

1,582

531

 

1,597

531

Finance expenses

 

 

- Interest payable

(2,933)

(1,430)

- Foreign exchange losses

(440)

(501)

 

(3,373)

(1,931)

 

 

5. Income tax expense

 

a) The tax charge comprises

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Current tax

 

 

               United Kingdom Corporation Tax

12,343

11,609

               Overseas Tax

3,625

5,060

eferred tax

 

 

               United Kingdom Corporation Tax

977

46

               Overseas Tax

(1,038)

(854)

Prior period (over)/under provision

 

 

  Current tax

(4,481)

(2,854)

  Deferred tax

3,277

1,422

 

14,703

14,429

 

The movements in prior period current and deferred tax provisions are largely a result of accelerated tax relief claims on fixed assets in the US (2016: movements largely due to accelerated capital allowances in the UK).

 

 

 

 

 

b) Deferred tax movement by type

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Property, plant & equipment

(464)

(107)

Share-based payments

(49)

336

Overseas losses

379

412

Inventory

(41)

(65)

Other

236

232

 

61

808

 

c) Factors affecting the tax charge for the period

The tax assessed for the period is higher than the tax calculated at domestic rates applicable to profits in the respective countries. The differences are explained below.

 

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Profit before tax

61,271

58,664

 

 

 

Profit multiplied by the standard rate in the UK - 20%, (2016: standard rate in the UK of 20.16%)

12,254

11,827

 

 

 

Income not taxable/expenses not deductible for tax purposes

675

759

Overseas losses not recognised

1,494

678

Movement in current and deferred tax on share awards and options

31

30

Prior period over provision

(1,204)

(1,432)

Difference due to overseas tax rates

1,453

2,526

Total income tax expense

14,703

14,429

 

 

d) Deferred and current tax recognised directly in equity

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Current tax credit on share awards and options

(554)

(190)

Deferred tax charge / (credit) on share awards and options

273

(954)

Deferred tax charge associated with movement in hedging reserve

1,193

45

Current tax charge associated with foreign exchange movements in reserves

1,458

643

 

2,370

(456)

 

There will be a reduction in the UK corporation tax rate to 19% from 1 April 2017 and to 17% from 1 April 2020.

 

As the deferred tax assets and liabilities should be recognised based on the corporation tax rate at which they are anticipated to unwind, the assets and liabilities on UK operations have been recognised at a rate of 19%. Those assets and liabilities arising on foreign operations have been recognised at the applicable overseas tax rates.

 

 

6. Dividends per share

 

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

Final dividend paid for prior period of 34.6p per ordinary share (2016: 29.0p)

 

 15,215

12,739

 

Interim dividend paid of 14.8p per ordinary share (2016: 13.2p)

 

6,521

5,804

 

21,736

18,543

       

 

A final dividend in respect of 2017 of 38.8p per share, amounting to a dividend payable of £17,137,466 is to be proposed at the Annual General Meeting on 13 June 2017.

 

7. Earnings per share

 

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

Number of shares:

No.

No.

Weighted number of ordinary shares outstanding

44,034,459

43,950,203

Effect of dilutive options

516,310

612,138

Weighted number of ordinary shares outstanding - diluted

44,550,769

44,562,341

 

 

 

Earnings:

£'000

£'000

Profit for the period basic and diluted

46,568

44,235

Profit for the period adjusted *

50,178

44,235

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share

105.7p

100.6p

Adjusted earnings per share *

114.0p

100.6p

Diluted earnings per share

104.5p

99.3p

Adjusted diluted earnings per share*

112.6p

99.3p

 

 

Diluted earnings per share and adjusted diluted earnings per share have been calculated using additional ordinary shares of 5p each available under the Ted Baker Sharesave Scheme and the Ted Baker Plc Long-Term Incentive Plan 2013.

 

There were no share related events after the balance sheet date that may affect earnings per share.

 

* Adjusted profit for the period and adjusted earnings per share are shown before the net exceptional costs (net of tax) of £3.6m (2016: £nil).

 

 

 

 

8. Intangible assets

 

 

Key money

Computer software

Computer software under development

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

At 30 January 2016

879

8,361

10,649

19,889

Additions / transfers

-

5,134

4,205

9,339

Disposals

(351)

-

-

(351)

Exchange rate movement

96

124

-

220

At 28 January 2017

624

13,619

14,854

29,097

 

 

 

 

 

Amortisation

 

 

 

 

At 30 January 2016

 -

2,642

-

2,642

Charge for the period

-

1,925

-

1,925

Disposals

-

-

-

-

Exchange rate movement

-

85

-

85

At 28 January 2017

-

4,652

-

4,652

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

At 30 January 2016

879

5,719

10,649

17,247

At 28 January 2017

624

8,967

14,854

24,445

 

 

 

Key money

Computer software

Computer software under development

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

At 31 January 2015

865

3,669

9,278

13,812

Additions / transfers

-

4,634

1,371

6,005

Exchange rate movement

14

58

72

At 30 January 2016

879

8,361

10,649

19,889

 

 

 

 

 

Amortisation

 

 

 

 

At 31 January 2015

-

957

-

957

Charge for the period

-

1,652

-

1,652

Exchange rate movement

 -

33

-

33

At 30 January 2016

 -

2,642

-

2,642

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

At 31 January 2015

865

2,712

9,278

12,855

At 30 January 2016

879

5,719

10,649

17,247

 

The key money brought forward relates to the right to lease stores that have a guaranteed residual value. The guaranteed value arises because the next tenants based on current market conditions are required to pay these amounts to the Group. Due to the nature of this, the assets are considered recoverable and no amortisation is charged each period as the residual value of the asset is considered to be in excess of the carrying value. The current market rate rents, for both stores included within the intangible assets, continue to be above the rent under the lease terms and hence no decline in values is foreseen.

 

Additions included within computer software relate to the Microsoft Dynamics AX systems and further development of our e-commerce platforms. Additions included within the computer software under development category relate to the Microsoft Dynamics AX system and are stated net of transfers to computer software. Transfers from the computer software under development category in the period amounted to £5,134,000 (2016: £4,634,000) whilst additions into this category were £9,339,000 (2016: £6,005,000).

 

 

9. Property, plant and equipment

 

 

Freehold land & buildings

 

Leasehold improvements

Fixtures, fittings & office equipment

Motor

vehicles

Assets under

construction

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 January 2016

57,973

87,384

69,813

110

3,308

218,588

Additions / transfers

-

23,816

8,038

1

2,560

34,415

Disposals

-

(1,538)

(986)

-

-

(2,524)

Exchange rate movement

-

6,351

3,298

-

336

9,985

At 28 January 2017

57,973

116,013

80,163

111

6,204

260,464

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 January 2016

32

45,120

49,934

105

-

95,191

Disposals

-

(1,466)

(898)

-

-

(2,364)

Impairment

-

-

-

-

-

-

Exchange rate movement

-

2,438

1,804

-

-

4,242

At 28 January 2017

483

56,654

58,866

107

-

116,110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 January 2016

57,941

42,264

19,879

5

123,397

At 28 January 2017

57,490

59,359

21,297

4

6,204

144,354

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freehold land & buildings

 

Leasehold improvements

Fixtures, fittings & office equipment

Motor

vehicles

Assets under

construction

Total

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 January 2015

-

73,447

58,160

110

790

132,507

Additions / transfers

57,973

12,470

10,704

-

2,381

83,528

Disposals

-

(280)

(105)

-

-

(385)

Exchange rate movement

-

1,747

1,054

-

137

2,938

At 30 January 2016

57,973

87,384

69,813

110

3,308

218,588

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 January 2015

-

37,238

43,362

103

-

80,703

Charge for the period

32

7,218

6,025

2

-

13,277

Disposals

-

(250)

(77)

-

-

(327)

Impairment

-

187

1

-

-

188

Exchange rate movement

-

727

623

-

-

1,350

At 30 January 2016

32

45,120

49,934

105

-

95,191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net book value

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 31 January 2015

-

36,209

14,798

7

790

51,804

At 30 January 2016

57,941

42,264

19,879

5

3,308

123,397

 

Additions included within the assets under construction category are stated net of transfers to other property, plant and equipment categories. Transfers from the assets under construction category in the period amounted to £31,855,000 (2016: £23,174,000) whilst additions into this category were £34,415,000 (2016: £25,555,000).

 

Impairment of leasehold improvements

The Group has determined that for the purposes of impairment testing, each store and outlet is tested for impairment if there are indications of impairment at the balance sheet date.

 

Recoverable amounts for cash-generating units are based on value in use, which is calculated from cash flow projections using data from the Group's latest internal forecasts, the results of which are reviewed by the Board. The key assumptions for the value in use calculations are those regarding discount rates, growth rates and expected changes in margins. Management estimates discount rates using pre-tax rates that reflect the current market assessment of the time value of money and the risks specific to the cash-generating units. Changes in selling prices and direct costs are based on past experience and expectations of future changes in the market.

 

The pre-tax discount rate used to calculate value in use is derived from the Group's adjusted weighted average cost of capital.

 

The impairment losses relate to stores whose recoverable amounts (value in use) did not exceed the asset carrying values. In all cases, impairment losses arose due to stores performing below projected trading levels.

 

There was no impairment charge for the 52 weeks ended 28 January 2017.

 

The impairment charge for the 52 weeks ended 30 January 2016 included a charge in respect to one retail asset in the UK that had failed to deliver on its potential.
 

 

10. Related Parties

 

The Group considers its Executive and Non-Executive Directors as key management and their compensation therefore comprises a related-party transaction.

 

Total compensation in respect of key management for the year was as follows:

 

 

52 weeks ended

28 January

2017

52 weeks ended

30 January

2016

 

£'000

£'000

Salaries & short-term benefits

2,582

1,513

Contributions to money-purchase pension schemes

53

53

Share-based payment charges

427

480

 

3,062

2,046

 

Directors of the Company and their immediate relatives control 35.4% per cent of the voting shares of the Company.

 

At 28 January 2017, No Ordinary Designer Label Limited ("NODL"), the main trading company owed Ted Baker Plc £51,932,000 (2016: £47,486,000). NODL was owed £136,813,000 (2016: £55,931,000) from the other subsidiaries within the Group.

 

Transactions between subsidiaries were priced on an arm's length basis.

 

The Group has a 50% interest in the ordinary share capital of No Ordinary Retail Company Pty, a company incorporated in Australia, through its wholly owned subsidiary No Ordinary Designer Label Limited. As at 28 January 2017, the joint venture owed £653,000 to the main trading company (2016: £563,000). In the period the value of sales made to the joint venture by the Group was £2,696,000 (2016: £2,427,000).

 

Ray Kelvin and Lindsay Page are both directors of, and shareholders in, THAT Bournemouth Company Limited, THAT TopCo Limited and THAT Bournemouth Big Hotel Limited and as such, these entities are a related party of the Company for the purposes of Chapter 11 of the Listing Rules.

 

During the period the Group provided design services to THAT Bournemouth Company Limited for which licence income fees were charged of £192,000 (2016: £170,000). No amounts were outstanding as at 28 January 2017 (2016: £nil).

 

During the period the main trading company provided office space to THAT TopCo Limited for which rental charges were made of £34,560 and other miscellaneous charges of £3,446 (2016: £nil). No amounts were outstanding as at 28 January 2017 (2016: £nil).

 

During the period the main trading company supplied services to THAT Bournemouth Big Hotel Limited for which charges were made of £16,551 (2016: £nil). No amounts were outstanding as at 28 January 2017 (2016: £nil).

 

 

 

 

 


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