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SDV 2025 ZDP PLC SDV 2025 ZDP PLC: Half-Yearly Results for the Six Months Ended 31 October 2021

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26/11/2021 08:00

SDV 2025 ZDP PLC (SDVP)
SDV 2025 ZDP PLC: Half-Yearly Results for the Six Months Ended 31 October 2021

26-Nov-2021 / 07:00 GMT/BST
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SDV 2025 ZDP plc

 

Half-Yearly Report

for the six months ended 31 October 2021

 

The Half-Yearly Report can be accessed via the Investment Manager's website at www.chelvertonam.com or by contacting the Company Secretary on 01245 398950.

 

This interim report should be read in conjunction with the Half-Yearly report of Chelverton UK Dividend Trust PLC ('SDV').

 

COMPANY SUMMARY

 

Company Activities, Strategy & Business Model

 

SDV 2025 ZDP PLC ('SDVP' or the 'Company') was incorporated on 25 October 2017 as a wholly owned subsidiary of SDV, together referred to as the 'Group'. SDVP was especially formed for the issuing of Zero Dividend Preference ('ZDP') shares. It raised £10,980,000 before expenses on 8 January 2018 by the conversion of ZDPs from Chelverton Small Companies ZDP PLC ('SDVP') of 10,977,747 ZDP shares and £1,802,000 on 8 January 2018 by placing of 1,802,336 ZDP Shares, which are listed in the UK Official List and admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange.

 

On 11 April 2018, SDVP placed an additional 1,419,917 ZDP shares at 103p per share and this raised a net total of £1.4 million. 

 

On 10 May 2018, SDVP placed an additional 100,000 ZDP shares at 104p per share and this raised a net total of £104,500. 

 

On 15 May 2018, SDVP placed an additional 200,000 ZDP shares at 105p per share and this raised a net total of £208,500.

 

Pursuant to a contribution agreement between SDVP and SDV, SDVP has lent the proceeds of the placing to SDV. The loan is non-interest bearing and is repayable three business days before the ZDP share redemption date of 30 April 2025 or, if required by SDVP, at any time prior to that date in order to repay the ZDP share entitlement. The funds are to be managed in accordance with the investment policy of SDV.

 

SDVP investment objective & policy

 

The objective of SDVP is to provide the final capital entitlement of the ZDP shares, of 133.18p per share, to the holders of the ZDP shares at the redemption date of 30 April 2025. The proceeds of the placing of the ZDP shares have been lent to SDV under a contribution agreement and the funds are managed in accordance with the investment policy of SDV, which is as follows (as extracted from the Annual Report of SDV):

 

  • The Company's assets comprise investments in equities in order to achieve its investment objectives. It is the aim of the Company to provide both income and capital growth predominantly through investment in mid and smaller capitalised UK companies admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and traded on the London Stock Exchange Main Market or traded on AIM.

 

  • The Company will not invest in preference shares, loan stock or notes, convertible securities or fixed interest securities or any similar securities convertible into shares; nor will it invest in the securities or other investment trusts or in unquoted companies.

 

 

SDVP has a capital structure comprising unlisted Ordinary shares and ZDP shares listed on the Official List and traded on the London Stock Exchange by way of a standard listing. SDVP is a wholly owned subsidiary of SDV which is a closed-ended investment company. On 8 January 2018, 10,977,747 ZDP shares were converted from SDVP at 100p per share, and 1,802,336 ZDP shares were placed at 100p per share and this raised a net total of £12.4 million. The expenses of the placing were borne by SDV.  On 11 April 2018, SDVP placed an additional 1,419,917 ZDP shares at 103p per share and this raised a net total of £1.4 million.  On 10 May 2018, SDVP placed an additional 100,000 ZDP shares at 104.5p per share and this raised a net total of £0.1 million.  On 15 May 2018, SDVP placed an additional 200,000 ZDP shares at 104.25p per share and this raised a net total of £0.2 million. The expenses of the placing were borne by SDV.

 

A contribution agreement between SDV and SDVP has also been made whereby SDV will undertake to contribute sufficient to ensure that SDVP will have in aggregate sufficient assets on 30 April 2025 to satisfy the final capital entitlement of the ZDP shares of 133.18p per share, being £19,311,100 in total. This assumes that the parent company and the Company have sufficient assets  as at  30 April 2025 to repay the ZDP shares. To this extent the Company is reliant upon the investment performance of the parent company and subject to the principal risks as set out in the Annual Report of SDV.

 

To protect the interests of ZDP Shareholders, the contribution agreement contains a restriction on the Group incurring any other borrowings (other than short-term indebtedness in the normal course of business, such as when settling share transactions) except where such borrowings are for the purpose of paying the final capital entitlement due to holders of ZDP shares.

 

Based on the value of the Group's assets as at 31 October 2021 they would have to fall at a rate of 69.87% per annum for the Company to be unable to meet the full capital repayment entitlements of the ZDP shares on the scheduled repayment date of 30 April 2025.

 

 

INTERIM MANAGEMENT REPORT

 

 

For details of the Group's activities, development and performance during the six months ended 31 October 2021 Shareholders should refer to the Half-Yearly Report of SDV, which can be found on the Investment Manager's website. www.chelvertonam.com or is available for inspection at the NSM, which is situated at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm

 

 

David Horner

Chelverton Asset Management Limited

25 November 2021

 

 

PRINCIPAL RISKS

 

The principal risks facing the Company are substantially unchanged since the date of the Annual Report for the year ended 30 April 2021 and continue to be as set out on page 11 and 12 of that report.

 

In addition, and due to the Company's dependence on SDV to repay the loan and provide a contribution to meet the capital entitlement of the ZDP Shareholders, the other risks faced by the Company are considered to be the same as for SDV. These are defined in note 23 of SDV's Annual Report for the year ended 30 April 2021 and include the following: market risk, market price risk, foreign currency risk, interest rate risk, credit risk and liquidity risk.

 

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT OF THE DIRECTORS IN RESPECT OF

THE HALF-YEARLY REPORT

 

We confirm that to the best of our knowledge:

 

  • the condensed set of financial statements has been prepared in compliance with the IAS34 'Interim Financial Reporting' and gives a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities and financial position of the Company; and

 

  • the interim management report and notes to the Half-Yearly Report include a fair view of the information required by:

 

(a) DTR 4.2.7R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being an indication of the important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements; and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year; and

 

(b) DTR 4.2.8R of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, being related party transactions that have taken place in the first six months of the current financial year and that have materially affected the financial position or performance of the Company during that period; and any changes in the related party transactions described in the last Annual Report that could do so.

 

This Half-Yearly Report was approved by the Board of Directors on 25 November 2021 and the above responsibility statement was signed on its behalf by Howard Myles, Chairman.

 

 

 

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (unaudited)

for the six months ended 31 October 2021

 

 

Six months ended 
31 October 2021

 

Year to 
30 April 2021 (audited)

 

Revenue 

Capital  

Total  

 

Revenue 

Capital  

Total  

 

£'000 

£'000  

£'000  

 

£'000 

£'000  

£'000  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income

- 

-  

-   

 

- 

-  

-   

 

Provision for contribution from SDV regarding the capital entitlement of the ZDP shares

 

- 

  

326  

 

326 

 

 

- 

  

630  

 

630  

 

Return before finance costs and taxation

- 

326  

326

 

- 

630  

630  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appropriations in respect of ZDP shares

-   

(326)

(326)

 

-   

(630) 

(630) 

Net return after finance costs and before taxation

 

- 

-  

-  

 

 

- 

-  

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

- 

-  

-  

 

- 

-  

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net return after taxation

- 

-  

-  

 

- 

-  

-  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return per ZDP share (see note 3)

- 

2.25p

2.25p

 

- 

4.34p

   4.34p

 

 

The total column of this statement is the Statement of Comprehensive Income of the Company, prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards amd in conformity with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006. The supplementary revenue and capital return columns are presented for information purposes as recommended by the Statement of Recommended Practice issued by the Association of Investment Companies ('AIC').

 

All items in the above statement derive from continuing operations.

 

 

Statement of Changes in Net Equity

for the six months ended 31 October 2021

 

Share Capital

Total

 

Period ended 31 October 2021

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

 

 

1 May 2021

13

13

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

31 October 2021

13

13 

 

 

 

 

Share Capital

Total

Year ended 30 April 2021 (audited)

£'000

£'000

 

 

 

1 May 2020

13

13

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

 

 

 

30 April 2021

13

13 

 

 

BALANCE SHEET (unaudited)

as at 31 October 2021

 

 

31 October 2021

 

30 April 2021

 

 

£'000

 

£'000

 

 

 

 

(audited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Loans and receivables

16,858 

 

16,532 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

13 

 

13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

16,871 

 

16,545 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

ZDP shares

(16,858)

 

(16,532)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net assets

13 

 

13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Represented by:

 

 

 

 

Share capital

13 

 

13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity Shareholders' funds

13 

 

13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net asset value per ZDP share (see note 4)

116.26p 

 

114.01p 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES TO THE HALF-YEARLY REPORT

For the six months ended 31 October 2021

 

  1. General information

 

The financial information contained in this Half-Yearly Report does not constitute statutory financial statements as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The statutory financial statements for the year ended 30 April 2021, which contained an unqualified auditors' report, have been lodged with the Registrar of Companies and did not contain a statement required under the Companies Act 2006. The financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards and applicable requirements of UK company law, and reflect the following policies which have been adopted and applied consistently.

 

 

The financial information of the Company for the period ended 31 October 2021 has also been consolidated into the results of SDV for the six months ended 31 October 2021.

 

This Half-Yearly Report has not been reviewed by the Company's Auditors.

 

This Half-Yearly Report has been prepared using accounting policies set out in note 2 of the Company's audited financial statements for the year ended 30 April 2021.

 

  1. Taxation

 

There is no charge to United Kingdom income taxation as the Company does not have any income. There are no deferred tax assets in respect of unrelieved excess expenses as all expenses are borne by SDV.

 

3. Return per ZDP share

 

The capital return per ZDP share is based on appropriations of £326,000 (30 April 2021: £630,000) and on 14,500,000 (30 April 2021: 14,500,000) being the weighted average number of ZDP shares in issue during the period.

 

4. Net asset value per ZDP share

 

The net asset value per ZDP share is based on the net assets attributable of £16,858,000 (30 April 2021: £16,532,000) and on 14,500,000 (30 April 2021: 14,500,000) being the number of ZDP shares in issue during the period.

 

5. Going concern

 

The Company will fulfil its investment objective through the contribution agreement it has with SDV. The contribution from SDV will provide the capital entitlement of the ZDP Shareholders. The principal risk the Company faces, is therefore, that SDV would not have sufficient assets to repay the loan and to make a contribution to fulfil the amount of the capital entitlement due to the ZDP Shareholders. Covenants are in place between SDV and the Company that ensure that SDV will not undertake certain actions in relation to both itself and the Company.

 

Due to the Company's dependence on SDV to repay the loan and provide a contribution to meet the capital entitlement of the ZDP Shareholders, other risks faced by the Company are considered to be the same as for SDV and these are defined in note 23 of SDV's Annual Report.

 

SDV has considerable financial resources and therefore the Directors believe that the Company is well placed to manage its business risks and also believe that SDV will have sufficient resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Accordingly, they have prepared this Half-Yearly Report on the going concern basis.

 

6. Related party transactions

 

The funds lent to SDV are managed by Chelverton, a company for which Mr van Heesewijk is a consultant. The Investment Manager is remunerated by SDV and the amounts in respect of its services as Investment Manager of SDVP are not separately identifiable.

 

 

DIRECTORS AND ADVISERS

 

Directors

 

 

Howard Myles

 

William van Heesewijk

 

Andrew Watkins

 

 

 

 

Principal Group Advisers

 

Investment Manager

Secretary and Registered Office

Chelverton Asset Management Limited

Maitland Administration Services Limited

11 Laura Place

Hamilton Centre

Bath BA2 4BL

Rodney Way, Chelmsford

Tel: 01225 483030

Essex CM1 3BY

 

Tel: 01245 398950

 

 

Registrar and Transfer Office for the ZDP shares

Auditor

Share Registrars Limited

Hazlewoods LLP

Molex House

Millennium Centre

Crosby

Staverton Court

Staverton

Cheltenham GL51 0UX

Farnham

 

Surrey GU9 7XX

 

Tel: 01252 821390

 

www.shareregistrars.uk.com

 

 

 

 

SHAREHOLDER INFORMATION

 

Financial calendar

Company year end     April

Annual results announced    June

Annual General Meeting     September

Half-year results announced    November

 

 

Sources of further information

The Company's ZDP shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

 

The Company's ZDP NAV is released to the London Stock Exchange on a daily basis and published monthly via the AIC.

 

Information about the Company and SDV can be obtained on the Manager's website: www.chelvertonam.com. Any enquiries can also be emailed to cam@chelvertonam.com

 

Share registrar enquiries

The register for the ZDP shares is maintained by Share Registrars Limited. In the event of queries regarding your holding, please contact the Registrar on 01252 821390. Changes of name and/or address must be notified in writing to the Registrar.



ISIN: GB00BZ7MQD81
Category Code: IR
TIDM: SDVP
LEI Code: 213800KMX33J3VAJUU95
OAM Categories: 1.2. Half yearly financial reports and audit reports/limited reviews
Sequence No.: 127679
EQS News ID: 1252117

 
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