Grainger PLC (GRI) - Final Results RNS Number : 7452R Grainger PLC 22 November 2012 22 November 2012 Grainger plc ("Grainger"/"Group"/"Company") Preliminary Results for the year ended 30 September 2012 NET ASSET VALUE INCREASED OPERATING PERFORMANCE MAINTAINED AND DEBT REDUCED Financial Highlights · Gross net asset value per share up 3.2% to 223p (2011: 216p) · Net debt of £1.19bn, a reduction in the year of £260m (£376m since March 2011) with a plan to reduce net debt to £1bn by end of 2013, a further reduction of £190m · Group loan to value reduced to 55% (2011: 61%) · Operating profit (before valuation movements and non-recurring items) of £126.4m (2011: £126.2m). Recurring profit before tax of £34.6m (2011: £48.3m). Loss before tax of £1.7m, after derivative movements of £31.2m (30 September 2011: profit £26.1m) · Final dividend increased to 1.37p per ordinary share (2011: 1.30p) to give a total dividend for the year of 1.92p per ordinary share (2011: 1.83p), an increase of 4.9% Operational highlights · Continued outperformance - UK Residential and Retirement Solutions valuations up 3.9% from September 2011 · Margins on normal trading sales maintained at 44% · Gross fee income increased by 45% to £10.0m · German joint venture formed with global asset manager, Heitman which will lead to increased fee income and reduced investment. Grainger will hold a 25% equity stake Robin Broadhurst, Chairman of Grainger plc, commented: "The value of our UK reversionary assets continues to outperform the market indices and our overall net asset values have again increased due to our active asset management and our long-term strategy to have greater weight in economically stronger areas. We have also made good progress on debt reduction and have set ourselves a target to reduce debt to below £1bn by the end of 2013 which will further demonstrate our evolution into a more lowly geared business. The headroom generated will give us the flexibility to take advantage of attractive opportunities that may arise. We will also continue to strive to improve efficiency in the business and have set ourselves the goal of reducing our cost run rate by at least 5% by the end of 2013. "Grainger remains uniquely placed to take a leading role in, and to benefit from, opportunities currently arising in all parts of the residential property market, many of which have clear Government support. Over a period of time, we will increase our exposure to rental property through our build to rent and affordable housing initiatives. We will also take advantage of our strong operating platform to continue to expand our management activities on behalf of third parties and our strategic alliances with excellent partners, the latest being our joint venture with Heitman in Germany, announced following our year-end." Analyst presentation Grainger plc will be holding a presentation for analyst and investors today, Thursday, 22 November 2012 at FTI Consulting, 26 Southampton Buildings, London, WC2A 1PB at 9.15am (GMT). The meeting can be accessed through the following dial-in facility and a copy of the presentation slides will be available on Grainger's website, www.graingerplc.co.uk. Conference call details: Toll Number 0208 817 9301 Toll-Free Number 0800 634 5205 Participant PIN 9319637 Webcast details: To view a webcast of the presentation, please register by visiting the following website: http://www1.axisto.co.uk/webcasting/investis/grainger/full-year-2012/ For further information, please contact: Grainger plc FTI Consulting Andrew Cunningham / Mark Greenwood / Stephanie Highett / Dido Laurimore / Will Kurt Mueller Henderson Telephone: +44 (0) 207 795 4700 Telephone: +44 (0) 207 831 3113 Chairman's Statement Grainger remains uniquely placed to take a leading role in, and to benefit from, opportunities arising in all parts of the residential property market using our core skills in property and asset management. The recently published Montague Review, the Government commissioned "Review of the barriers to institutional investment in private rented homes" reiterates the requirement for more homes and a diverse range of tenure types in the UK. This has been reinforced by recent Government announcements and, while the report's recommendations will take time to translate into reality, it demonstrates the major opportunities that are available to us. Grainger is at the forefront of these changes and we are reshaping the business to reflect long term changes in the market. We have rebalanced the portfolio to have greater weight in economically strong areas and this, together with our active management, has enabled us to build a track record of out-performance against the market. Over a period of time we will increase our exposure to rental property through our build to rent and affordable housing initiatives. We are also taking advantage of our strong operating platform to build strategic alliances with excellent partners, the latest being our joint venture with Heitman in Germany in which we will hold a 25% equity stake. Results Operating profit before valuation movements and non-recurring items to 30 September 2012 has marginally improved to £126.4m (2011: £126.2m). Recurring profit before tax was £34.6m (2011: £48.3m). We incurred a loss before tax of £1.7m (2011: £26.1m profit) which is after a charge of £31.2m (2011: £28.0m) relating to mark to market movements on our interest rate derivatives. Gross net asset value (NAV) increased by over 3% to 223p per share (2011: 216p per share). Dividends The Directors have recommended a final dividend of 1.37p per ordinary share (2011: 1.30p). The total dividend for the year will therefore be 1.92p per ordinary share (2011: 1.83p), an increase of 4.9%, following the interim dividend of 0.55p per ordinary share (2011: 0.53p equivalent by way of a tender offer). Before the effect of charges for the change in the mark to market of derivatives (which is a non-cash item) the dividend is covered 3.2 times. Board changes Robert Hiscox retired from the board at the annual general meeting on 8 February 2012 and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his significant contribution over the years. Tony Wray, Chief Executive of Severn Trent plc was appointed to the board on 24 October 2011 and we have already benefitted from his considerable operational and corporate knowledge and experience during the course of the year. Henry Pitman will retire from the board at the next annual general meeting on 6 February 2013. Henry has been a director since May 2007 and we thank him for his invaluable advice and contribution to the business over that period. I am pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Davies as a Non-Executive Director (subject to normal FSA confirmations) Simon retired from the role of Executive Chairman at Threadneedle earlier this year after five years in the position, having previously been Chief Executive (1999-2007) and Chief Investment Officer (1995-1998). His long and wide experience in the financial sector and within wider industry will be a valuable supplement to our board. Outlook The major housing market indices show that UK national house prices have declined slightly over the last twelve months and liquidity and transaction volumes remain low. The UK economy is likely to remain fragile in the short to medium term, exacerbated by the continuing lack of resolution of the issues around the Euro. We anticipate that these subdued market conditions will persist through 2013. Against this background however, through strategic acquisitions and disposals, we have successfully repositioned Grainger to be more focused on geographic locations where economic activity is more robust and on activities less reliant on trading Grainger assets which has continued to show benefits. At 30 September 2012, 62% of the UK portfolio was located in London and the South East (September 2009: 54%). In Germany, 82% (September 2011: 81%) of our properties lie in four of the more affluent areas of the country: Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, Northrhine-Westphalia and Bavaria. As a result of the specialist nature of our UK properties (predominantly second hand, low average value and un-refurbished) along with our active value-added management, we continue to outperform general UK house price indices. We are maintaining both sales velocity and prices, achieving good rental growth and growing our fee income. Strategy and Financial Position As we have stated previously, our two key strategic objectives for 2012 have been firstly to increase the proportion of profit generated from rents and fees and secondly to reduce our overall net debt within the business. We have made good progress in both regards. In the twelve months ended 30 September 2012 the proportion of operating profit composed of rents and fees was 48.4% (2011: 46.1%). Our fee income has increased from £6.9m to £10.0m, up 45% in the year. This focus on the composition of profit will be maintained in 2013 as we continue to build sustainable sources of income and further strengthen and diversify the Company's platform. Group net debt fell by £260m to £1.19bn from the September 2011 position of £1.45bn. This includes the effect of the transfer of a proportion of our German assets into the joint venture with Heitman announced recently. On this basis, since March 2011, we have reduced net debt by £376m whilst increasing gross net asset value by £54m. This degearing has therefore been performed without any overall loss of value as our gross net asset value has improved by 6.2% over that eighteen month period. We have now set ourselves the target of reducing Group debt to below £1bn by the end of 2013. Assuming no changes to valuation this would result in a consolidated loan to value approaching 50% from its September 2012 level of 55% (September 2011: 61%). In conjunction with this financial degearing we have also set ourselves the goal of reducing our cost run rate by at least 5% by the end of 2013. The actions we have taken in 2012 and those we anticipate taking in 2013 has given us the confidence to increase our dividend by 5% until we reach a target net debt of £1bn, at which point we will reappraise the policy. By changing the profiles of our asset base and income streams and by reducing gearing, we have been repositioning our business for the future. We will retain this focus which will enable the Group to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. As we close our centenary year we continue to evolve our brand and maintain our reputation as a professional and caring landlord. To have reached 100 years as a company is a tremendous achievement and this is thanks to the enthusiasm, skill and commitment of all our staff over the years. I would like to extend my continuing thanks to them all. Robin Broadhurst Chairman 22 November 2012 Chief Executive's Review Market Overview The residential market in 2012 continued to show marked regional variations in valuation movements. In London, where 50% of our assets by market value are located, we saw year on year growth of 7.4% with Central London showing the highest growth at 12.0% and Inner and Outer London showing increases of 6.4% and 3.0% respectively. Our assets in some Northern regions of the country saw further falls in value (Scotland -1.7% and North East -1.7%) compared to the smaller falls/marginal increases in other regions (South West -0.3% and East Anglia 1.0%). More recently, however, there are some signs of stability in the regions as confidence improves at the lower end of the market where much of Grainger's stock is priced. One significant area of growth in the housing market is the private rented sector (PRS). The sector comprises 3.65m households, a rise of over a million in the last 10 years and in London the PRS is estimated to now exceed 25% of households or 800,000 homes, with the sector expected to continue to grow. The Montague Review, set up by the Housing Minister in December 2011, highlighted the need to build more homes for rent and to increase the level of institutional investment in the sector. The Review made a number of recommendations including better use of public land, the creation of an enabling fund to bridge the gap between conception and completion of purpose built rental stock and a reduction in the requirement for the provision of affordable housing on build to rent schemes. The Government embraced the report and shortly afterwards announced a £200m enabling fund for the PRS specifically and a £10bn loan guarantee for the acquisition of new homes built for rent (private or affordable). Local Planning Authorities already have the power to determine the amount of affordable housing each development proposal should build and there are already signs that some Local Authorities are considering the opportunities the recommendations provide on land in their ownership. These changes in tenure mix, development focus and attitudes to renting provide a huge opportunity for multi-disciplined residential investors and developers such as Grainger. Indeed we are already creating opportunities as evidenced by our innovative agreement with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, announced recently, and our ongoing development of activities in the build to rent sector. The final area of the residential market that is growing with central and local government support is the affordable housing or Social Housing Sector which is owned by Local Authorities 47% and Registered Providers (RP'sformerly called Housing Associations) 53%. The Government's Welfare Reform Act, in its desire to see the delivery of more new affordable housing, includes an ability for RP's to charge 'Affordable Rents' of up to 80% of open market rents (subject to caps that impact some London Boroughs) making affordable housing much more viable than previously. The Act also allows private sector companies to become 'For Profit Registered Providers' (FPRP) of social housing in the hope that the private sector can assist in the building of new stock. This blurring of the dividing lines between the private and public sector provides opportunities for organisations such as Grainger to build on its existing infrastructure and expertise to operate in this arena.Consequently, as announced on 9 November, we have formed our own FPRP by re-incarnating the name Grainger Trust as a subsidiary of Grainger plc which was formally registered by the Homes and Community Agency in November 2012. Its first properties will be the 77 affordable units in the first phase of Berewood, our 2,500 unit development site in Hampshire, currently being built by Bloor Homes. Business Overview Grainger operates as owner, manager and trader of residential properties and has three main sources of income:- - Receipts from the sale of assets (profit from sales: £78m; 2011: £81m) - Rents (net rents: £63m; 2011: £62m) - Fees from co-invested and/or managed vehicles (total fees: £10m; 2011: £6.9m) We have repositioned the business over the last two years to reduce gearing and to increase the proportion of our income from rents and fees. We have continued to outperform the general residential market. In the year ended 30 September 2012 the average of the two major housing indices (as provided by Halifax and the Nationwide) showed a fall of 1.3%. By contrast, Grainger's UK portfolio increased in value by 3.9%. The valuations are supported by sales results in the year. Sales of property with vacant possession were made 6.1% above last year's valuation. On a vacant possession basis, since 2004 our residential portfolio in the UK has shown cumulative valuation increases of 14.5% compared to the average index increase of 2.5%. This outperformance has come from active management of the portfolio: · Geographic weighting to areas of stronger economic activity - At 30 September 2012 62% of our UK portfolio was situated in London and the South-East of England. In Germany, 82% of our properties were in four of the more affluent areas of the country before the Heitman transaction and 90% after it · Strategic sales - During the year lower performing assets or assets in areas of lower expected economic activity were disposed of, generating £83m in sales and £11m in profit, which further assists the geographic re-weighting of the Company's portfolio · Refurbishment, development and other added value projects - During the year we sold refurbished, high value and development assets totalling £54m, generating £19.6m profit · Leveraging people and processes as well as our assets - We manage assets largely or entirely owned by third parties to the value of £706m which generated £10.0m of fees during the year The three income streams in our business have the following characteristics: ·The trading element comprises sales of largely reversionary assets (including home reversion assets), a long-term strategic land bank and low risk development schemes. The UK residential portfolio has a reversionary surplus of £500m. This represents a 'pipeline' of future added value which does not carry any planning, development or construction risk. The total value of these assets, including the reversionary surplus, amounts to £1,917m. In addition to this, there is a development pipeline of gross development value with current planning permission of £243m. This increases to £496m to include schemes progressing to planning permission ·The rental element comprises a market rented portfolio of £743m of assets (UK and Germany), producing an overall gross yield of 6.6%. This part of the business incorporates market-focused but multiple tenure types. (This value is before a reversionary surplus of £44m) ·Fees primarily arise from co-investment vehicles or where our returns are based upon portfolio performance which enhance recurring profits and increase our overall return on capital. The joint venture with Heitman announced after the year end which will be managed by our German platform is our most recent example On 9 November 2012, we announced that we had signed an agreement with global real estate investment firm Heitman to create a joint venture, to invest in c.3,000 German rented residential units which are currently wholly owned by Grainger. The JV will be 75:25 owned by Heitman, on behalf of a global institutional investor, and Grainger, respectively. The JV's long-term strategy is aimed at maximising returns through income growth and active asset management. The deal is subject to a set of Conditions Precedent and is expected to complete soon. Our accounts for the year ended 30 September 2012 recognise this transaction with the assets of £182m and liabilities of £130m classified as held-for-sale and we have written down the investment property assets to be transferred by £6.9m (£5.2m net of tax). Strategy and Future Outlook Historically Grainger's business was in the trading of reversionary residential assets, primarily those subject to regulated tenancies.The scale and quality of this portfolio will continue to provide healthy cash flows and opportunities to produce added value for many years to come. We are constantly seeking ways to maintain and maximise returns from this portfolio. The expertise and infrastructure that Grainger has built up in accumulating and managing this portfolio also has ensured that we have the platform in place that positions the business strongly in terms of long term sustainability and the potential for accretive growth. The Grainger of the future will have a greater proportion of its activities in the rented sector and will supplement these by leveraging its asset and property management capabilities to manage and expand its co-investment vehicles and fee income business. This reflects the changing nature of the housing market. The continued imbalance between supply and demand has led to pressure points. For example, in value terms, areas of strong economic performance such as London, the South East and parts of Germany show resilience and growth, with demand for good quality, well priced rental property continuing to climb. In these areas we see particular opportunities in the build to rent sector including affordable housing. These business activities together with the prevailing economic conditions dictate that we will operate at lower levels of gearing. In the last 18 months we have reduced debt by £376m in a controlled and managed way, whilst increasing the net asset value of the business by £54m. We intend to continue this policy of debt reduction so that by the end of 2013 our overall Group debt will fall below £1bn. At equivalent levels of value our group loan-to-value (LTV) at that point will approach 50%. Once we reach these targeted levels we will consider further our dividend policy. In the meantime we intend to continue our recent policy of increasing dividends by 5% per annum. Alongside this debt reduction programme we plan to remove 5% of costs, on a run rate basis, from across the business by the end of 2013. Sales Full Year 2012 Full Year 2011 Sales Profit Sales Profit Units sold £m £m Units sold £m £m Trading Stock - Sales on 605 113.9 49.6 561 106.5 46.8 vacancy Development - 18.9 3.4 - 22.1 15.1 Sales of tenanted and other 395 68.8 21.0 607 63.2 17.2 Investment Property/CHARM 504 56.8 3.6 517 31.5 1.9 sales Overall total 1,504 258.4 77.6 1,685 223.3 81.0 Profit from sales of property, was £77.6m, compared to £81.0m in 2011, generated from gross sales proceeds of £258.4m compared to £223.3m in 2011. Margins on our normal sales of vacant trading properties in 2012 of 43.6% were in line with the 44.0% achieved in 2011. During the year the first sales were generated within our development business from our Berewood scheme in Hampshire. This is a scheme where we own 460 acres of land near West Waterlooville representing a pipeline of 2,550 houses to be built out by housebuilders. The scheme is expected to generate sales over the next fifteen years and will be a source of both profit and cash. Sales of tenanted trading stock and other sales rose from £63.2m in 2011 to £68.8m in 2012. Sales included £38.7m of tenanted sales, £18.5m from the sale of high value elements from our central London stock and £7.1m of agricultural sales. Sales of investment properties and CHARM were £56.8m (2011: £31.5m) generating profits of £3.6m (2011: £1.9m). As at 16 November our total Group sales pipeline (completed sales, contracts exchanged and properties in solicitors' hands) amounted to £61.5m with UK normal sales values 4.1% above September 2012 valuations. (£58.7m as at 18 November 2011). In addition to this pipeline, and further sales of property as it becomes vacant, we have identified potential additional tenanted sales of c.£68m as at 30 September 2012. Rents Total net rents in the year amounted to £63m (2011: £62m). UK Residential net rental income in the year increased to £42.5m from last year's figure of £38.4m, assisted by the strategic portfolio acquisitions during the previous year of HI Tricomm and the Grainger Invest LLPs. This represents an annual gross yield of 4.1% (net yield of 3.0%). The German business delivered net rents, before property management expenses, of €22.8m (2011: €25.3m) at an annual gross yield of 7.0% (net yield of 4.23%). The decrease is due to strategic sales made at the end of 2011 and during 2012 including the sale of our portfolio in Berlin in 2011 for €16m and sales of Frankfurt property in 2012 for €21m. Certain assets in the Retirement Solutions portfolio also produce a net rental income and this amounted to £3.7m in the year (2011: £3.8m). Fees and Other Income Gross fee income increased by 45% to £10.0m (2011: £6.9m) derived from asset and property management fees from our co-investment vehicles and management contracts. In addition, the Group earned other income of £1.0m (2011: £1.1m). The progress seen in the fee earning element of this business in the year to September 2011, with the agreement with Lloyds Banking Group to establish G:RAMP, has continued and the numbers of properties under management have risen, with no requirement for Grainger to invest in this particular arrangement. By 30 September 2012, G:RAMP had 1,595 units under management and, even more importantly, had sold 1,110 units on behalf of Lloyds since the start of the agreement. The UK Residential division generated £0.2m in service charge management fees and £0.8m in sundry other income. In Retirement Solutions, management fees of £1.1m were earned. These fees relate to the management both of the assets owned by our Sovereign joint venture and the third party assets managed under external management contracts with Sovereign. During 2011 the Development business was appointed as development partner for the Aldershot Urban Extension working with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Although this scheme is at an early stage it generated management fee income of £0.3m in 2012. The recently announced joint venture in Germany will further increase fee generation for the group as Grainger will provide asset management services to the joint venture. Asset Performance Valuations in our UK Residential portfolio were up 4.8% at the year end from the previous September compared to decreases in the Nationwide and Halifax House Price indices of 1.4% and 1.2% respectively. This clearly illustrates the specific characteristics of our property assets and the value we add to them through expert asset and property management. One of the features of our business, given its trading nature, is that carrying values are tested throughout the year by sales. Vacant (normal) sales were at values, on average, 4.5% above September 2011 vacant possession valuations. Selective refurbishment works prior to sale can improve returns and when these are taken into account we have sold at 8.9% above September 2011 vacant possession. The liquidity of the properties was again demonstrated by the time taken for sale, measured from the date of vacancy to receipt of cash, being a slight improvement at 98 days (99 days in 2011). We have been extremely selective as regards buying property in the UK residential business in 2012 acquiring 86 units for £13.0m (2011: 1,950 units for £402m including assets acquired in the Grainger Invest and HI Tricomm transactions). The assets in the Retirement Solutions portfolio are more geographically widespread than the UK Residential portfolio and do not benefit from the bias they have towards London and the South East. This geographic difference is reflected in the valuation results for the year, which showed a small increase of 1.0% in market value, although this is still above the average decrease of 1.3% in the Nationwide and Halifax House Price indices. Retirement Solutions sales were at values, on average, 0.6% above September 2011 vacant possession values. Overall, combining UK Residential and Retirement Solutions, valuations were up 3.9% from September 2011, and sales were at values, on average, 6.1% above September 2011 vacant possession values. We bought £8.8m of home reversion assets in the year (2011: £14.0m). In the year ended 30 September 2012 the market value of the UK Development portfolio increased by £7.8m after allowing for the disposal of the first tranche of land at Berewood. This increase primarily relates to Berewood given the greater certainty over values at this scheme after the signing this year of the Section 106 Agreement and the first sales of land with associated infrastructure. Grainger's equity investment of £41.2m in its fund and Third Party Management division comprises our 21.96% stake in G:res, which is a market rented fund of 1,677 units. G:res is subject to a full external valuation in December and June of each year and for the twelve months ended 30 June 2012 showed an increase in market values of 5.8%, producing an increase in net asset value in the fund of 18.9% in the year ended 30 September 2012. Operational results at G:res provide a continuing insight into the current UK residential rental market. Rental increases on renewals amounted to 4.6% for the year ended 30 September 2012 and increases on new lets for the same period were 8.1%. Both results indicate a continued strengthening of the rental market. The investors in this fund voted to extend its duration by two years to 2013 and its controlled liquidation is under way as planned. In 2013 the German joint venture referred to above will form part of this element of the Group. In summary, our UK assets continue to outperform the market indices; the proportion of profit derived from rents and fees has increased; our sales margins on normal sales has been maintained; our net asset values have increased and our gearing has reduced. Andrew R. Cunningham Chief Executive 22 November 2012 Financial Review Total shareholder returns in the year amounted to 26.5%. This comprises 1.85 pence in dividends received and a movement from 86.6p to 107.7p in the share price from 30 September 2011 to 30 September 2012. Our key performance indicators are: 2012 2011 Operating profit before valuation movements and non-recurring £126.4m £126.2m items (OPBVM) Recurring Profit £34.6m £48.3m (Loss) / Profit before tax £(1.7m) £26.1m Gross net asset value per share (pence) 223p 216p Triple net asset value per share (pence) 157p 153p Excess on sale of normal sales to previous valuation 6.1% 6.7% Return on capital employed * 5.9% 6.5% Return on shareholder equity ** 3.8% 11.1% *Operating profit after net valuation movements on investment properties plus share of results from joint venture/associates plus the movement on the uplift of trading stock to market value as a percentage of opening gross capital defined as investment property, financial interest in property assets (CHARM), investment in joint venture/associates and trading stock at market value. **Growth in net net net asset value ('NNNAV') in the year plus the dividend per share relating to each year as a percentage of opening NNNAV. Income Performance The table below summarises our Operating Profit before valuation movements (OPBVM), recurring profit and loss before tax. 2012 2011 £m £m £m Profit on sale of assets 77.6 81.0 Net Rents 63.5 62.4 Fees/ other income 11.0 8.0 CHARM 7.1 7.1 Overheads /other expenses (32.8) (32.3) OPBVM 126.4 126.2 Finance costs, net (90.7) (76.3) JV's and associates (1.1) (1.6) Recurring Profit before tax 34.6 48.3 Valuation movements including derivatives (24.6) (14.0) Non-recurring items (11.7) (8.2) (Loss)/profit before tax (1.7) 26.1 We have three income streams within operating profit before valuation movements and non-recurring items (OPBVM). These are sales of residential properties, rental income and fees or other income, net of property expenses and overheads and before valuation and non-recurring items. The rebalancing of the three sources of income has continued and operating profit has been maintained. In the year, net rents rose by 1.8% from £62.4m to £63.5m primarily due to contributions from our acquisitions in the previous year of Grainger Invest and HI Tricomm which are both performing in line with expectations. Profit from sales of property was £77.6m, compared to £81.0m 2011. This was generated from gross sales proceeds of £258.4m compared to £223.3m in 2011. This movement in volume was driven mainly by an increase of £11.1m in Retirement Solutions sales and also in value added and agricultural sales which totalled £25.6m in 2012 (2011: £1.8m). Margins on normal vacant sales were maintained. Fees have risen to £10.0m from £6.9m assisted by increased income from G:RAMP. Other income at £1.0m was similar to last year's figure of £1.1m. Divisional Analysis of Operating Profit before valuation movements Profit Management on sale Fees/other Net income Overheads/ Total Total of Rents Other 2012 2011 assets £m £m £m £m £m £m UK Residential 59.8 42.5 1.0 (8.6) 94.7 86.0 Portfolio Retirement 13.3 3.7 1.1 4.2 22.3 18.7 Solutions Portfolio Fund and third - - 8.3 (6.4) 1.9 1.8 party management Development 3.4 0.2 0.5 (1.3) 2.8 14.4 Assets German 1.1 17.1 0.1 (2.6) 15.7 18.3 Residential Portfolio Group and other - - - (11.0) (11.0) (13.0) OPBVM 2012 77.6 63.5 11.0 (25.7) 126.4 OPBVM 2011 81.0 62.4 8.0 (25.2) 126.2 Main movements within OPBVM £m 2011 OPBVM 126.2 Increase in gross rents 3.5 Increase in residential trading profit 6.5 Increase in gross management fees and other income 3.0 Decrease in interest income from CHARM (0.2) Decrease in development trading profit (11.7) Increase in property expenses/ overheads/ other (0.9) 2012 OPBVM 126.4 The major movements within OPBVM are: · An increase of £3.5m in gross rents. A full year's gross rent from our 2011 acquisition of HI Tricomm and Grainger Invest has added £9.1m. Rent increases in the year, including an average increase in regulated rents of 12.6%, added £2.0m. These increases were negated by net sales of assets which resulted in a reduction of £6.0m, and a reduction of £1.6m due to exchange movements on rent in Germany. ·An increase of £6.5m in residential trading profits. This arose from value added sales in UK Residential and additional margin from higher sales of £11m in Retirement Solutions. ·An increase in gross management fees and other income of £3.0m arising primarily from G:RAMP which commenced during the second half of 2011. ·A reduction of £11.7m in development profits. Interest expense Net recurring interest charge has increased by £14.4m from £76.3m in 2011 to £90.7m at 30 September 2012. The interest charge increased following debt either assumed or raised in connection with the acquisitions of HI Tricomm and Grainger Invest. These acquisitions were made at the end of the first half of 2011. There is also an increase in the average cost of debt following the refinancing activities of 2011 and our increasing proportion of hedged debt. Joint ventures and associates Joint ventures and associates contributed a loss of £1.1m to recurring profit in the year (2011: loss of £1.6m). Included within valuation movements is a profit of £4.6m derived from our share of the G:res revaluation surplus. In 2011 our share of revaluation surplus was £8.1m which derived from G:res and Grainger Invest (Grainger Invest was wholly owned by Grainger throughout 2012). Valuation and non-recurring The movement in valuation and non-recurring items is analysed as follows: 30 September 2012 30 September 2011 £m £m Movement Gain on acquisition of - 16.1 (16.1) subsidiaries Goodwill impairment - (2.2) 2.2 Write down of inventories to net (0.1) (1.8) 1.7 realisable value Impairment provisions against - (4.2) 4.2 loans Valuation gain/(deficit) on 2.1 (2.0) 4.1 investment property Write down of investment property (6.9) - (6.9) in disposal group Change in fair value of (31.2) (28.0) (3.2) derivatives Valuation gains on investment property in joint venture and 4.6 8.1 (3.5) associates Other non-recurring costs (4.8) (8.2) 3.4 (36.3) (22.2) (14.1) In 2011 the gain on acquisition arose from our acquisition of HI Tricomm which provided a gain of £14.9m, and in the case of Grainger Invest, £1.2m. Other than movements on derivatives the major items in 2012 are a £2.1m valuation gain on our investment property compared to a £2m deficit in 2011 and a £6.9m write down applied to the net assets in Germany being sold as part of the Heitman transaction to their agreed value (see note 22 to the accounts). Fair value movements on derivatives is a charge of £31.2m. This comprises a £24.6m adverse movement on the yield curve in the year and £6.6m in relation to the settlement of swap contracts in both the current and prior years. Including an amount of £21.7m relating to an agreed swap settlement value and £4.8m included in liabilities related to assets held-for-sale, the fair value of swaps at 30 September 2012 is a liability of £171.9m compared to £154.3m at 30 September 2011. Loss before tax Having taken account of interest and derivative movements and our share of profits from joint ventures and associates of £3.5m, loss before tax was £1.7m compared to a profit of £26.1m in 2011. Tax The Group has an overall tax credit of £2.1m. In achieving this credit, the Group has released certain overseas tax provisions following a reorganisation within the Group. In addition, there is a £1.7m reduction in deferred tax liabilities relating to the assets in Germany being sold as part of the Heitman transaction. Earnings per share Basic earnings per share is a profit of 0.1p (2011: a profit of 9.5p). A year on year comparison is shown below: £m Pence per share 2011 Profit/earnings per share 39.1 9.5 Movements in: OPBVM 0.2 - Contribution from joint ventures and associates (2.8) (0.7) Fair value of derivatives (3.2) (0.8) Revaluation of investment properties 4.1 1.0 Provisions against trading stock values and loans 5.9 1.5 Gain on acquisition of subsidiaries (13.9) (3.4) Net interest payable (13.3) (3.2) Write down of investment property in disposal group (6.9) (1.7) Taxation and other (8.8) (2.1) 2012 Profit/ earnings per share 0.4 0.1 Dividend for the year After considering the investment and working capital needs of the business, the Directors have recommended a final dividend of 1.37p per ordinary share (2011: 1.30p). This is in addition to the dividend at the half year of 0.55p per ordinary share (2011: 0.53p) equivalent by way of a tender offer). The total dividend for the year will therefore be 1.92p per ordinary share (2011: 1.83p), an increase of 4.9%. Asset Performance Net asset value We set out two measurements to enable shareholders to compare our performance year on year. 30 September 2012 30 September 2011 Movement Gross net assets per share (NAV) 223p 216p 3.2% - Market value of net assets per share before deduction for deferred tax on property revaluations and before adjustments for the fair value of derivatives Triple net asset value per share 157p 153p 2.5% (NNNAV) - Gross NAV per share adjusted for deferred and contingent tax on revaluation gains and for the fair value of derivatives The European Public Real Estate Association ('EPRA') Best Practices Committee has recommended the calculation and use of an EPRA NAV and an EPRA NNNAV. The definitions of these measures are consistent with Gross NAV and Triple NAV as described and shown in this document. A reconciliation between the statutory balance sheet and the market value balance sheets for both Gross NAV and NNNAV is set out below. Reconciliation of Gross NAV to NNNAV £m Pence per share Gross NAV 929 223 Deferred and contingent tax (120) (29) Fair value of derivatives adjustments net of tax (155) (37) NNNAV 654 157 The major movements in Gross NAV in the year are:- £m Pence per share Gross NAV at 30 September 2011 900 216 Profit after tax - - Revaluation gains 67 16 Elimination of previously recognised surplus on sales (47) (11) Dividends paid (8) (2) Derivatives movement net of tax 25 6 Others (8) (2) Gross NAV at 30 September 2012 929 223 The major movements in NNNAV in the year are: £m Pence per share NNNAV at 30 September 2011 638 153 Profit after tax - - Revaluation gains 67 16 Elimination of previously recognised surplus on sales (47) (11) Dividends paid (8) (2) Cashflow hedge reserve net of tax 10 2 Contingent tax 2 1 Others (8) (2) NNNAV at 30 September 2012 654 157 Market value analysis of property assets Shown as Investment stock at Market property/financial interest cost value in property assets Total Market value £m adjustment £m £m £m £m Residential 953 364 1,317 843 2,160 Development 70 - 70 - 70 Total at 30 1,023 364 1,387 843 2,230 September 2012 Total at 30 1,105 344 1,449 922 2,371 September 2011 Financial resources We have reduced net debt by a further £260m in the year from £1,454m to £1,194m and maintained headroom at appropriate levels. Included in the reduction is net debt to be transferred to the new joint venture with Heitman of £118m. The Group significantly refreshed and diversified its sources of finance during 2011. A total of £1.2bn of new debt was secured for the purposes of refinancing existing debt and in connection with acquisitions. Our core group syndicated facility - with RBS, Lloyds, Barclays, Nationwide, HSBC and Allied Irish - agreed in September 2011 and drawn during the year provides £840m of committed facilities. Of this,£606m matures in July 2016.The balance of the facilities mature in three stages, with £166.5m maturing in December 2014, £7.5m maturing in July 2018 and £60m maturing in July 2020. Given the cash generative capabilities of the business we will consider whether to repay, rather than refinance, the December 2014 maturity. Subsequent to the year-end we also refinanced the element of our German operations that were transferred to the new joint venture with Heitman. The financing of €164.9m was achieved at attractive interest rates with a new lender. In the UK we attracted development finance of £23m for our Macaulay Road development scheme in Clapham again at competitive rates. Both these examples evidence our continued ability to raise finance for our activities and lenders' confidence in our business model. As at 30 September 2012, the average maturity of the Group's committed facilities was 5.1 years (September 2011: 5.5 years) and the average maturity of the Group's drawn debt was 5.5 years (September 2011: 5.9 years). The Group has free cash balances of £26m plus available overdraft of £5m along with undrawn committed facilities of £117m. Thus headroom totals £148m as at 30 September 2012 (2011: £214m). The Group's average interest rate excluding costs as at 30 September 2012 (based on current Libor/Euribor rates and on current debt hedging was 6.0% (September 2011: 5.3%). The Group's average cost of debt, including costs, through the year to 30 September was 6.1% (September 2011: 5.4%). The business has produced £267m of cash from its operating activities derived from net rents and other income, property sales and other working capital movements net of overheads.The largest outflow of cash is £77m of net interest. At 30 September 2012 and taking into account the reduction in net debt of £118m arising from the Heitman transaction, net debt levels had fallen from £1,454m at September 2011 to £1,194m which is a decrease of £260m. Net debt is now £376m lower than eighteen months ago at 31 March 2011 when net debt was £1,570m. At 30 September 2012 gross debt was 85% hedged (September 2011: 73%) of which 4% was subject to caps. This reduces to 84% following the Heitman transaction. At the year-end LTV on the core facility was 48% (September 2011: 52%). This compares to a minimum required LTV covenant of 75%. Taking into account the reduction in net debt of £118m arising from the Heitman transaction Group consolidated LTV was 55% (September 2011: 61%) and upon receipt of proceeds on completion the LTV will fall to 54%. At 30 September 2012 the interest cover ratio on the core facility stood at 3.0 times (September 2011: 3.1 times).This compares to an interest cover covenant of 1.35 times. Given the progress already made and our objective of materially reducing debt and gearing we have set ourselves the specific target of attaining a Group net debt figure of less than £1bn by the end of 2013. On the basis of the Group's current trading, cash flow generation and debt reduction the Directors have concluded that it is appropriate to prepare the Group financial statements on a going concern basis. Mark Greenwood Finance Director 22 November 2012 Consolidated income statement (unaudited) 2012 2011 restated For the year ended 30 September 2012 Notes £m £m Group revenue 3,4 311.4 296.2 5 Net rental income 5 62.8 62.4 Profit on disposal of trading property 6 74.0 79.1 Administrative expenses 8 (31.0) (33.1) Other income 9 11.0 8.0 Other expenses 10 (3.4) (3.8) Net gain on acquisition of subsidiary - 16.1 Goodwill impairment - (2.2) Profit on disposal of investment property 7 3.0 1.1 Finance income from financial interest in property assets 16 7.7 7.9 Write down of inventories to net realisable value (0.1) (1.8) Provision for impairment of loans receivable net of write backs - (4.2) Operating profit before net valuation gains/(deficits) on investment property 124.0 129.5 Net valuation gains/(deficits) on investment property 13 2.1 (2.0) Write down of investment property in disposal group 22 (6.9) - Operating profit after net valuation gains/(deficits) on investment property 119.2 127.5 Change in fair value of derivatives 20 (31.2) (28.0) Finance costs (95.3) (82.6) Finance income 2.1 2.7 Share of profit of associates after tax 14 4.5 4.4 Share of (loss)/profit of joint ventures after tax 15 (1.0) 2.1 (Loss)/profit before tax (1.7) 26.1 Tax credit before exceptional item 2.1 2.8 Exceptional tax credit - 10.2 Tax credit for the year 19 2.1 13.0 Profit for the year attributable to the owners of the company 0.4 39.1 Consolidated statement of comprehensive income (unaudited) 2012 2011 For the year ended 30 September 2012 Notes £m £m Profit for the year 0.4 39.1 Actuarial (loss)/gain on BPT Limited defined benefit pension scheme (2.0) 1.2 Fair value movement on financial interest in property assets 16 (0.4) (0.3) Exchange adjustments offset in reserves (0.6) (0.9) Changes in fair value of cash flow hedges 14.1 13.2 Other comprehensive income and expense for the year before tax 11.1 13.2 Tax relating to components of other comprehensive income 19 (2.4) (4.5) Other comprehensive income and expense for the year 8.7 8.7 Total comprehensive income and expense for the year attributable to the owners ofthecompany 9.1 47.8 Basic earnings per share 11 0.1p 9.5p Diluted earnings per share 11 0.1p 9.4p Included within comprehensive income is £5.0m (2011: £8.8m) relating to associates and joint ventures accounted for under the equitymethod. Consolidated statement of financial position (unaudited) 2012 2011 As at 30 September 2012 Notes £m £m ASSETS Non-current assets Investment property 13 525.9 819.9 Property, plant and equipment 0.8 1.2 Investment in associates 14 41.2 34.6 Investment in joint ventures 15 19.2 23.9 Financial interest in property assets 16 99.0 102.3 Deferred tax assets 19 44.5 42.7 Goodwill 5.3 5.3 735.9 1,029.9 Current assets Inventories - trading property 1,023.4 1,105.1 Trade and other receivables 17 35.6 18.3 Derivative financial instruments - 0.2 Cash and cash equivalents 73.3 90.9 Assets classified as held-for-sale 22 222.1 - 1,354.4 1,214.5 Total assets 2,090.3 2,244.4 LIABILITIES Non-current liabilities Interest-bearing loans and borrowings 18 1,240.1 1,428.0 Trade and other payables - 4.0 Retirement benefits 5.8 4.5 Provisions for other liabilities and charges 0.5 0.6 Deferred tax liabilities 19 37.8 47.7 1,284.2 1,484.8 Current liabilities Interest-bearing loans and borrowings 18 27.3 116.7 Trade and other payables 21 88.4 76.4 Current tax liabilities 19 24.4 24.6 Derivative financial instruments 20 145.4 154.5 Liabilities associated with assets classified as held-for-sale 22 129.7 - 415.2 372.2 Total liabilities 1,699.4 1,857.0 Net assets 390.9 387.4 EQUITY Capital and reserves attributable to the owners of the company Issued share capital 20.8 20.8 Share premium 109.8 109.8 Merger reserve 20.1 20.1 Capital redemption reserve 0.3 0.3 Cash flow hedge reserve (24.5) (34.4) Equity component of convertible bond 5.0 5.0 Available-for-sale reserve 3.9 4.1 Retained earnings 255.4 261.6 Equity attributable to the owners of the company 390.8 387.3 Non-controlling interests 0.1 0.1 Total equity 390.9 387.4 Consolidated Statement of changes in equity (unaudited) Equity Cash component Issued Capital flow of Available- share Share Merger redemption hedge convertible for-sale Retained Total capital premium reserve reserve reserve bond reserve earnings Non-controlling equity £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m interests £m £m Balance as at 1October2010 20.8 109.8 20.1 0.3 (43.0) 5.0 4.2 228.0 0.1 345.3 Profit for the year - - - - - - - 39.1 - 39.1 Actuarial gain on BPT Limited defined benefit pension scheme - - - - - - - 1.2 - 1.2 Fair value movement on financial interest in propertyassets - - - - - - (0.3) - - (0.3) Exchange adjustments offset in reserves - - - - - - - (0.9) - (0.9) Changes in fair value ofcashflow hedges - - - - 13.2 - - - - 13.2 Tax relating to components of other comprehensive income - - - - (4.6) - 0.2 (0.1) - (4.5) Total comprehensive income and expense for theyear - - - - 8.6 - (0.1) 39.3 - 47.8 Purchase of own shares - - - - - - - (2.8) - (2.8) Share-based paymentscharge - - - - - - - 2.0 - 2.0 Dividends paid - - - - - - - (4.9) - (4.9) Balance as at 30September2011 20.8 109.8 20.1 0.3 (34.4) 5.0 4.1 261.6 0.1 387.4 Profit for the year - - - - - - - 0.4 - 0.4 Actuarial loss on BPT Limited defined benefit pension scheme - - - - - - - (2.0) - (2.0) Fair value movement on financial interest in property assets - - - - - - (0.4) - - (0.4) Exchange adjustments offset in reserves - - - - - - - (0.6) - (0.6) Changes in fair value of cash flow hedges - - - - 14.1 - - - - 14.1 Tax relating to components of other comprehensive income - - - - (4.2) - 0.2 1.6 - (2.4) Total comprehensive income and expense for the year - - - - 9.9 - (0.2) (0.6) - 9.1 Purchase of own shares - - - - - - - (0.5) - (0.5) Proceeds from SAYE shares - - - - - - - 0.4 - 0.4 Share-based paymentscharge - - - - - - - 2.1 - 2.1 Dividends paid - - - - - - - (7.6) - (7.6) Balance as at 30September2012 20.8 109.8 20.1 0.3 (24.5) 5.0 3.9 255.4 0.1 390.9 Consolidated statement of cash flows (unaudited) 2012 2011 For the year ended 30 September 2012 Notes £m £m Cash flow from operating activities Profit for the year 0.4 39.1 Depreciation 0.4 0.6 Net gain on acquisition of subsidiary - (16.1) Goodwill impairment - 2.2 Write down of investment property in disposal group 22 6.9 - Net valuation (gains)/ deficits on investment property 13 (2.1) 2.0 Net finance costs 93.2 79.9 Share of profit of associates and joint ventures 14,15 (3.5) (6.5) Profit on disposal of investment property 7 (3.0) (1.1) Provision for impairment of loans receivable net of write-backs - 4.2 Share-based payment charge 2.1 2.0 Change in fair value of derivatives 31.2 28.0 Interest income from financial interest in property assets 16 (7.7) (7.9) Taxation 19 (2.1) (13.0) Operating profit before changes in working capital 115.8 113.4 Increase in trade and other receivables (13.5) (0.8) Decrease in trade and other payables (3.8) (4.8) Decrease in provisions for liabilities and charges (0.1) (0.2) Decrease in trading property 78.3 71.7 Cash generated from operations 176.7 179.3 Interest paid (78.1) (73.1) Taxation paid 19 (12.0) (4.4) Net cash inflow from operating activities 86.6 101.8 Cash flow from investing activities Proceeds from sale of investment property 7 48.3 24.6 Proceeds from financial interest in property assets 16 10.6 9.2 Proceeds from redemption of equity units in associate 14 - 0.1 Dividend and loan repayment from joint venture 15 3.5 - Interest received 0.7 1.9 Proceeds from disposal of interest in subsidiary - 17.5 Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired - (23.1) Investment in associates and joint ventures 15 (0.5) (2.4) Acquisition of investment property and property, plant and equipment 13 (5.5) (5.9) Net cash inflow from investing activities 57.1 21.9 Cash flows from financing activities Proceeds from SAYE options 0.4 - Purchase of own shares (0.5) (2.8) Proceeds from new borrowings 79.0 220.0 Payment of loan costs (10.5) - Settlement of derivative contracts (1.2) - Repayment of borrowings (215.5) (335.1) Dividends paid 12 (7.6) (4.9) Payments to defined benefit pension scheme (1.0) (0.6) Net cash outflow from financing activities (156.9) (123.4) Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents (13.2) 0.3 Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year 90.9 91.5 Net exchange movements on cash and cash equivalents (1.8) (0.9) Total cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 75.9 90.9 Cash held in assets classified as held-for-sale 22 (2.6) - Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 73.3 90.9 Notes to the Preliminary Announcement of unaudited results 1a. Basis of Preparation The Board approved this preliminary announcement on 22 November 2012. The financial information included in this preliminary announcement is unaudited and does not constitute the Group's statutory accounts for the years ended 30 September 2011 or 30 September 2012. Statutory accounts for the year ended 30 September 2011 have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The statutory accounts for the year ended 30 September 2012 will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies following the company's annual general meeting. The auditors have reported on the 2011 accounts; their report was unqualified, did not include any references to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain statements under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006. These financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2012 have been prepared under the historical cost convention except for the following assets and liabilities which are stated at their fair value; investment property, derivative financial instruments and financial interest in property assets. The accounting policies used are consistent with those contained in the Group's last annual report and accounts for the year ended 30 September 2011. The financial information included in this preliminary announcement has been prepared in accordance with EU endorsed International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS'), IFRIC interpretations and those parts of the Companies Act 2006 applicable to companies reporting under IFRS. 1b. Adoption of new and revised international Financial Reporting Standards New standards and interpretations in the year At the date ofapproval of these financial statements, the following interpretations and amendments were issued, endorsed by the EU and are mandatory for the group for the first time for the financial year beginning 1 October 2011. Amendments to existing standards · Amendment to IFRS 1 'First time adoption' was updated to clarify that a first-time adopter that changes its accounting policies or its use of IFRS 1 exemptions after publishing a set ofIAS 34 interim financial information should explain those changes and include the effects of such changes in its opening reconciliations within the first annual IFRS reporting. · Amendments to IFRS 1 'First time adoption' was updated to extend the exemption to use a 'deemed cost' arising from a revaluation triggered by an event such as a privatisation that occurred at or before the date of transition to IFRS, to revaluations that occur during the period covered by the first IFRS financial statements. · Amendments to IFRS 1 'First time Adoption' amends fixed dates and includes guidance on implementations affected by hyperinflation. · Amendments to IFRS 1 'First time adoption' was updated to clarify that entities subject to rate regulation are allowed to use previous GAAP carrying amounts of property, plant and · equipment or intangible assets as deemed cost on an item-by-item basis. · Amendments to IFRS 3 'Business combinations' was updated to extend the application guidance to all share-based payment transactions that are part of a business combination, including un-replaced and voluntarily replaced share-based payment awards. · Amendments to IFRS 3 'Business combinations' was updated to clarify that the choice of measuring non-controlling interests at fair value or at the proportionate share of the acquiree's net assets applies only to instruments that represent present ownership interests and entitle their holders to a proportionate share of the net assets in the event of liquidation. All other components of non-controlling interest are measured at fair value unless another measurement basis is required by IFRS. ·Amendments to IFRS 7 'Financial Instruments: Disclosures' includes changes to promote transparency in the reporting of transfer transactions and improve users' understanding of the risk exposures of transfers of financial assets. ·Amendments to IFRS 7 'Financial Instruments: Disclosures' was updated to include multiple clarifications related to the disclosure of financial instruments. · Amendments to IAS 24 (revised) 'Related party disclosures' was updated to remove the requirement for government related entities to disclose details of all transactions with government-related entities and it clarifies and simplifies the definition of a related party. · Amendment to IAS 27 'Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements' was updated to clarify that the consequential amendments to IAS 21, IAS 28 and IAS 31 following the 2008 revisions to IAS 27 are to be applied prospectively. · Amendment to IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting' was updated to place greater emphasis on the disclosure principles involving significant events and transactions, including changes to fair value measurements, and the need to update relevant information from the most recent annual report. International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee ('IFRIC') interpretations ·IFRIC 15 'Arrangement for construction of real estates' clarifies when IAS 18 'Revenue Recognition' and IAS 11 'Construction contracts' should be applied to particular transactions. · IFRIC 18 'Transfer of assets from customers' clarifies the accounting for arrangements where an item of property, plant and equipment that is provided by the customer is used to provide an ongoing service. · IFRIC 19 'Extinguishing financial liabilities with equity instruments' clarifies the accounting when an entity renegotiates the terms of its debt with the result that the liability is extinguished through the creditor issuing its own equity instruments to the debtor. Amendments to existing interpretations · Amendment to IFRIC 13 'Customer loyalty programmes' to clarify the term 'fair value' in the context of measuring award credits under customer loyalty programmes. · Amendment to IFRIC 14 'Prepayments of a minimum funding requirement' applies only to entities that are required to make minimum funding contributions to a defined benefit pension plan. These standards and amendments to these standards and interpretations have had no material financial impact on these financial statements. 1c.Group risk factors As with all businesses, the Group is affected by certain risks, not wholly within our control, which could have a material impact on the Group and could cause actualresults to differ materially from forecast and historical results. The most significant of these, all of which are macro-economic, are as follows:- · A negative impact on Germany and the UK from a deterioration of the Eurozone · Long term flat or negative growth in value of group assets · Availability of sufficient funds at the right price · A rapid, cataclysmic decline in house prices. The principal risks facing the Group will be set out in more detail in the 2012 Annual Report and Accounts. 2 Analysis of profit after tax The results for the years ended 30 September 2011 and 2012, respectively, have been affected by valuation movements and non-recurring items. The table below provides further analysis of the consolidated income statement showing the results of tradingactivities separately from these other items. 2012 2011 (restated) Trading Valuation Non-recurring Total Trading Valuation Non-recurring Total £m £m £m £m £m £m £m £m Group revenue 311.4 - - 311.4 296.2 - - 296.2 Net rental income 63.5 - (0.7) 62.8 62.4 - - 62.4 Profit on disposal of trading property 74.0 - - 74.0 79.1 - - 79.1 Administrative expenses (31.0) - - (31.0) (32.3) - (0.8) (33.1) Other income 11.0 - - 11.0 8.0 - - 8.0 Other expenses (1.8) - (1.6) (3.4) - - (3.8) (3.8) Net gain on acquisition of subsidiary - - - - - 16.1 - 16.1 Goodwill impairment - - - - - (2.2) - (2.2) Profit on disposal of investment property 3.0 - - 3.0 1.1 - - 1.1 Finance income from financial interest inproperty assets 7.7 - - 7.7 7.9 - - 7.9 Write down of inventories tonetrealisable value - (0.1) - (0.1) - (1.8) - (1.8) Provision for impairment of loans receivable net of write-backs - - - - - (4.2) - (4.2) Operating profit before net valuation gains/(deficits) on investment property 126.4 (0.1) (2.3) 124.0 126.2 7.9 (4.6) 129.5 Net valuation gains/(deficits) on investment property - 2.1 - 2.1 - (2.0) - (2.0) Write down of investment property in disposal group - - (6.9) (6.9) - - - - Operating profit after net valuation gains/(deficits) on investment property 126.4 2.0 (9.2) 119.2 126.2 5.9 (4.6) 127.5 Change in fair value of derivatives - (31.2) - (31.2) - (28.0) - (28.0) Finance costs (92.8) - (2.5) (95.3) (79.0) - (3.6) (82.6) Finance income 2.1 - - 2.1 2.7 - - 2.7 Share of profit of associates after tax (0.1) 4.6 - 4.5 0.2 4.2 - 4.4 Share of (loss)/profit of joint ventures after tax (1.0) - - (1.0) (1.8) 3.9 - 2.1 (Loss)/profit before tax 34.6 (24.6) (11.7) (1.7) 48.3 (14.0) (8.2) 26.1 Tax (6.3) 6.7 1.7 2.1 (7.9) 10.7 10.2 13.0 Profit after tax 28.3 (17.9) (10.0) 0.4 40.4 (3.3) 2.0 39.1 3. Segmental information IFRS 8 'Operating Segments' (IFRS 8) requires operating segments to be identified based upon the Group's internal reporting to the Chief Operating Decision Maker ("CODM") so that the CODM can make decisions about resources to be allocated to segments and assess their performance. The Group's CODM is the Chief Executive Officer. The Group has identified five segments and is treating all of these as reportable segments. The segments are: UK Residential; Retirement Solutions; Fund and third party management; UK and European development and German Residential. The Group has a segment director responsible for the performance of each of these five segments and the Group reports key financial information to the CODM on the basis of these five segments. Each of these five segments operates within the different part of the overall residential market. The title "All other segments" has been included in the tables below to reconcile the segments to the figures reviewed by the CODM. The key operating performance measure of profit or loss used by the CODM is the trading profit or loss before valuation gains or deficits on investment property and excluding all revaluation and non-recurring items (OPBVM) as set out in Note 2. The CODM reviews by segment two key balance sheet measures of net asset value. These are Gross Net Value and Triple Net Asset Value. 2012 Income statement Fund and third UK and All UK Retirement party European German other (£m) residential solutions management development residential segments Total Group revenue Segment revenue-external 211.4 35.5 8.3 19.6 36.6 - 311.4 Net rental income 42.5 3.7 - 0.2 17.1 - 63.5 Profit on disposal of trading property 57.6 12.7 - 3.4 0.3 - 74.0 Administrative expenses (8.6) (2.9) (4.6) (1.3) (2.6) (11.0) (31.0) Other income and expenses 1.0 1.1 6.5 0.5 0.1 - 9.2 Profit on disposal of investment property 2.2 - - - 0.8 - 3.0 Finance income from financial interest in property assets - 7.7 - - - - 7.7 Operating profit before net valuation deficits oninvestment property 94.7 22.3 1.9 2.8 15.7 (11.0) 126.4 The story has been truncated, 1<GO> to download the complete version. [TRUNCATED]
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