REG - Rentokil Initial PLC - Interim Management Statement - Q1

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Rentokil Initial PLC
04 May 2012
 



 

 

RENTOKIL INITIAL PLC (RTO)

INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

4 May 2012

 

Results  (£m)

Q1 2012

Growth


AER

AER

CER





Revenue

624.4

2.4%

3.6%

Adjusted operating profit1

33.3

(10.5%)

(6.7%)

Adjusted profit before tax1

26.3

(4.0%)

1.1%

Profit before tax

13.4

148.1%

175.9%

Operating cash flow2

(19.0)

-

-

 

Q1 Highlights

 

§ Group revenue up 3.6%* in challenging trading conditions:

Ø Asia +8.6%, Textiles & Hygiene +4.5%, Pest Control +3.7%, Initial Facilities +3.5%,  City Link +1.7%,

Ø Further improvement in organic growth trend +1.7%** in Q1

Ø Acquisitions continue to perform well contributing 2.4% of revenue growth

§ Adjusted operating profit down 6.7% or £2.5m at CER of which £2.6m central costs and £2.0m City Link with category gains from Pest Control, Textiles and Facilities Services  

§ Profit before tax growth driven in part by a £2.1m increase in pension interest credit but offset by an adverse foreign exchange movement

§ Cash flow impacted by seasonality factors but expected to strengthen during the year

* at CER

** excluding Initial Facilities Spain, where we have decided to scale down the business to reduce financial exposure

 

Alan Brown, Chief Executive Officer of Rentokil Initial plc, said:

 

"The momentum in sales growth generated during 2011 has continued into 2012, with further improvement in organic growth rates and strong performance from our recent acquisitions.  Market conditions have generally remained challenging, especially in our Southern European businesses.  However, Pest North America benefited from relatively mild weather.

 

"City Link losses were higher than prior year but performance improved through the quarter as the new management team gained traction. We expect a significant improvement in year-on-year financial performance in the second half.  Textiles & Hygiene had a strong start to the year with continued progress in the Benelux business supported by robust performances in France and Germany.  The Pest Control Division has been more mixed, with strong performances in North America and UK Pest offset by weaker results in our operations in Southern Europe.  Asia has performed well with strong momentum in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia coupled with continued progress in emerging markets.  As indicated at the time of our 2011 results, central costs were higher than in the prior year reflecting increased investment in Programme Olympic.

 

"Assuming economic conditions do not deteriorate further, we anticipate continued organic growth and that this, coupled with productivity improvement at City Link, will convert into a year-on-year improvement in financial performance in the second half of the year."

 

Financial position

 

Operating cash outflows in Q1 were £19.0m compared to an outflow of £6.9m in Q1 2011.  The group typically incurs operating cash outflows in the first quarter due to the seasonality of the business.  Cash outflows were higher than the prior year due to increased capital expenditure and the phasing of working capital.  Operating cash flows are anticipated to improve for the remainder of the year.  Net debt at 31 March 2012 was £966.8m.  There have been no further changes in the financial position of the group in the period since 31 December 2011.

 

 

AER - actual exchange rates; CER - constant 2011 exchange rates

1 before amortisation and impairment of intangibles (excluding computer software), reorganisation costs and one-off items

2 cash flow before interest, tax, acquisitions, disposals and foreign exchange adjustments



Financial Summary

 



£million
 
 
First Quarter
 
 
 
 
 
2012
2011
change
Continuing Operations1
At 2011 constant exchange rates2
 
 
 
 
Revenue
 
 
 
 
633.4
611.6
3.6%
Adjusted operating profit3
 
 
 
 
34.9
37.4
(6.7%)
Reorganisation costs and one-off items4
 
 
 
 
(6.0)
(10.3)
41.7%
Amortisation and impairment of intangible assets
 
 
 
 
(7.0)
(11.9)
41.2%
Operating profit
 
 
 
 
21.9
15.2
44.1%
Share of profit from associates (net of tax)
 
 
 
 
1.2
1.1
9.1%
Net interest payable
 
 
 
 
(8.2)
(10.9)
24.8%
Profit before tax
 
 
 
 
14.9
5.4
175.9%
Adjusted profit before tax3
 
 
 
 
27.9
27.6
1.1%
Operating cash flow5
 
 
 
 
(18.2)
(6.6)
(175.8%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Continuing Operations1
At actual exchange rates
 
 
 
 
Revenue
 
 
 
 
624.4
609.7
2.4%
Adjusted operating profit3
 
 
 
 
33.3
37.2
(10.5%)
Reorganisation costs and one-off items4
 
 
 
 
(5.9)
(10.3)
42.7%
Amortisation and impairment of intangible assets
 
 
 
 
(7.0)
(11.7)
40.2%
Operating profit
 
 
 
 
20.4
15.2
34.2%
Share of profit from associates (net of tax)
 
 
 
 
1.2
1.1
9.1%
Net interest payable
 
 
 
 
(8.2)
(10.9)
24.8%
Profit before tax
 
 
 
 
13.4
5.4
148.1%
Adjusted profit before tax3
 
 
 
 
26.3
27.4
(4.0%)
Operating cash flow5
 
 
 
 
(19.0)
(6.9)
(175.4%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

1 all figures are for continuing operations and are unaudited

results at constant exchange rates have been translated at the full year average exchange rates for the year ended

  31 December 2011. £/$ average rates: Q1 2012 1.5808; FY 2011 1.6057, £/ average rates:

 Q1 2012 1.2002; FY 2011 1.1532

3 before amortisation and impairment of intangibles (excluding computer software), reorganisation costs and one-off items

4 see Appendix 2 for further details

5 cash flow before interest, tax, acquisitions, disposals and foreign exchange adjustments

 

This announcement contains statements that are, or may be, forward-looking regarding the group's financial position and results, business strategy, plans and objectives.  Such statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances and there are accordingly a number of factors which might cause actual results and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and no representation or warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given in relation to them, including as to their completeness or accuracy or the basis on which they were prepared. Other than in accordance with the Company's legal or regulatory obligations (including under the Listing Rules and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules), the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Information contained in this announcement relating to the Company or its share price, or the yield on its shares, should not be relied upon as an indicator of future performance. Nothing in this announcement should be construed as a profit forecast.

 

 

Enquiries:

 

Investors / Analysts enquiries:

Katharine Rycroft, Head of Investor Relations                             Rentokil Initial plc              01293 858 166

 

Media enquiries:

Malcolm Padley, Corporate Communications                                Rentokil Initial plc              07788 978 199

Kate Holgate, Catriona McDermott                                                Brunswick Group            020 7404 5959

 

 

Textiles Investor Seminar 

 

Rentokil Initial plc is today hosting an Investor Seminar focused on the group's Textiles operations.  The event will include presentations on the continental European textiles market, our growth initiatives, strategy and capability development.  Peter Slator, Managing Director, will confirm that current trading is in line with the comments made in today's Q1 trading update. 

 

The majority of the presentations will be web cast live and will be available on the Rentokil Initial web site.  The day will begin with a brief update on Q1 which will commence at 8.45am.   The full web cast will be available after the event.    

 



 Appendix 1

 

Divisional Analysis

 

£million

 

3 months to

31 March

2012

 

Change from Q1 2011

 

Change from Q1 2011

 

Organic growth

 

AER

AER

CER

CER

Revenue










Textiles & Hygiene

226.1

2.7%

4.5%

2.3%

Pest Control

145.5

2.0%

3.7%

2.4%

Asia

24.1

8.6%

8.6%

9.5%

Ambius

23.1

1.8%

2.2%

(3.1%)

City Link

73.5

1.7%

1.7%

1.7%

Initial Facilities

151.6

3.2%

3.5%

(2.8%)

Segmental revenue

643.9

2.7%

3.8%

1.1%

Inter group trading

(19.5)

(12.7%)

(13.3%)


At actual exchange rates

624.4

2.4%



Exchange

9.0




At constant exchange rates

633.4


3.6%

1.1%






Adjusted operating profit










Textiles & Hygiene

32.5

7.6%

9.5%

9.8%

Pest Control

18.9

(7.4%)

(3.9%)

(4.4%)

Asia

1.1

-

-

8.2%

Ambius

(0.1)

N/A

N/A

N/A

City Link

(12.7)

(18.7%)

(18.7%)

(18.7%)

Initial Facilities

6.3

1.6%

1.6%

(0.6%)

Central Costs

(12.7)

(27.0%)

(26.0%)

(26.0%)

Segmental profit

33.3

(10.5%)

(6.7%)

(7.7%)

Reorganisation costs and one-off items

(5.9)

42.7%

41.7%


Amortisation of intangible assets1

(7.0)

40.2%

41.2%


At actual exchange rates

20.4

34.2%



Exchange

1.5




At constant exchange rates

21.9


44.1%

(7.7%)






1 excluding computer software

 

Category Analysis

 

£million

 

3 months to

31 March

2012

 

Change from Q1 2011

 

Change from Q1 2011

 

Organic growth

 

AER

AER

CER

CER

Revenue










Pest Control

129.4

5.9%

6.4%

4.5%

Hygiene

128.3

(1.3%)

0.2%

(0.4%)

Textiles

109.8

1.5%

4.9%

4.9%

Interior Plants

32.1

1.3%

1.9%

(2.1%)

Facilities Services

145.4

2.9%

3.1%

(2.8%)

Parcel Delivery

73.5

1.7%

1.7%

1.7%

Other

25.4

19.2%

21.0%

1.2%

Total

643.9

2.7%

3.8%

1.1%






Adjusted operating profit










Pest Control

19.6

(1.0%)

0.5%

(0.6%)

Hygiene

24.1

(2.8%)

(1.2%)

(1.6%)

Textiles

14.6

23.7%

27.7%

27.7%

Interior Plants

1.4

-

-

(11.1%)

Facilities Services

5.7

5.6%

7.4%

6.7%

Parcel Delivery

(12.7)

(18.7%)

(18.7%)

(18.7%)

Other

(19.4)

(26.8%)

(26.0%)

(24.7%)

Total

33.3

(10.5%)

(6.7%)

(7.7%)






1 excluding computer software

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 2

 

ANNUAL CONTRACT PORTFOLIO - CONTINUING BUSINESSES

 

3 Months to 31 March 2012

 
£m at constant 2011
exchange rates

 

 

1.1.12

New

Business / Additions

 

Terminations/ Reductions

 

Net Price Increases

 

Acquisitions/(Disposals)

 

 

31.3.12

31.3.12 at actual exchange









Textiles & Hygiene

760.6

26.0

(21.4)

4.5

-

769.7

747.7

Pest Control

489.8

19.0

(20.3)

4.2

-

492.7

484.1

Asia

77.6

5.7

(3.8)

0.2

-

79.7

79.9

Ambius

81.6

2.3

(3.4)

0.6

0.6

81.7

81.4

Initial Facilities

523.4

23.0

(27.2)

1.2

-

520.4

518.5

TOTAL

1,933.0

76.0

(76.1)

10.7

0.6

1,944.2

1,911.6









 

Notes

               

Contract portfolio definition:  Customer contracts are usually either "fixed price", "as-used" (based on volume) or mixed contracts.  Contract portfolio is the measure of the annualised value of these customer contracts.

 

Contract portfolio valuation:  The contract portfolio value is typically recorded as the annual value from the customer contract.  However, in some cases - especially "as-used" (based on volume) and mixed contracts - estimates are required in order to derive the contract portfolio value.  The key points in respect of valuation are:

 

"As-used" contracts:  These are more typical in Textiles and Hygiene and Catering, where elements of the contract are often variable and based on usage.  Valuation is based on historic data (where available) or forecast values.

 

Income annualisation:  In some instances, where for example the underlying contract systems cannot value portfolio or there is a significant "as-used" element, the portfolio valuation is calculated using an invoice annualisation method.

 

Inter-company:  The contract portfolio figures include an element of inter-company revenue.

 

Job work and extras:  Many of the contracts within the contract portfolio include ad hoc and/or repeat job work and extras.  These values are excluded from the contract portfolio.

 

Rebates:  The contract portfolio value is gross of customer rebates.  These are considered as a normal part of trading and are therefore not removed from the portfolio valuation.

 

New business/Additions:  Represents new contractual arrangements in the period with a new or existing customers and additional business added to existing contracts.

 

Terminations/Reductions:  Represent the cessation or reduction in value of an existing customer contract or the complete cessation of business with a customer. 

 

Net Price Increases:  Represents the net change in portfolio value as a result of price increase and decreases.

 

Acquisitions/Disposals:  Represents the net value of customer contracts added or lost as a result of businesses acquired or disposed in the period.  Also includes the net volume related changes for the textiles businesses, where it is common practice for customers to increase or decrease service volumes according to their daily operational requirements.

 

Retention rates:  Retention rates are calculated on total terminations (terminations and reductions).

 

Reorganisation costs and one-off items

 

 

 



3 months to

31 March

2012

3 months to

31 March

2011

 



£m

£m

Textiles & Hygiene



(1.1)

(1.1)

Pest Control



(0.4)

(5.5)

Asia



0.3

-

Ambius



(0.1)

-

City Link



(1.9)

(1.6)

Initial Facilities



(1.9)

(1.2)

Central Costs



(0.9)

(0.9)

At constant exchange rates



(6.0)

(10.3)

Exchange



0.1

-

At actual exchange rates



(5.9)

(10.3)

 

Net reorganisation costs and one-off items amounted to £6.0m (2011: £10.3m). £6.4m (2011: £5.5m) of these relate directly to the group's major reorganisation program, including Olympic, and consists mainly of redundancy costs, consultancy and plant and office closure costs net of the profit on sale of certain properties, offset by a £0.4m profit on disposal of a small business in Asia.  Also included in 2011 is a provision of £4.8m against our full financial exposure arising from the suspension of our Libyan pest control business.

 


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