08 December 2017
Early Equity Plc
(“Early Equity” or “the Company”)
AUDITED RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31 AUGUST 2017
I am pleased to present the financial results for Early Equity Plc for the year
ended 31 August 2017 The total comprehensive loss for the year was GBP138,987
(2016 – GBP110,423). The loss per share was 0.02p (2016 – 0.02p). The loss before
tax of GBP138,987 (2016 – GBP110,423) largely reflects the costs of maintaining a
public listing, administration costs and the impairment of two investments.
On 14 August 2017, the Company acquired 60,000 shares in EI Holdings, which
represents 4% of its issued share capital. The investment was financed by the
issue of 15,000,000 new shares of Early Equity Plc. EI Holdings is a direct
sales company holding a license to operate a multi-level marketing business in
Malaysia. This acquisition was financed by an equity subscription to raise GBP
90,000 (gross of expenses) through the issue of 15,000,000 new ordinary shares
of 0.1pence each at a placing price of 0.6 pence per new ordinary share. Of the
funds raised, GBP60,000 was utilised in the investment of EI Holdings and the
remaining GBP30,000 for working capital needs.
At the year end, the value of our investment portfolio in unquoted securities
(UK and Malaysia) stood at GBP600,320 (2016 – GBP540,320). The investment in Alpha
Prospects was reclassified to unquoted.
At the end of the year our investment portfolio stood at GBP642,411 (2016: GBP
The Group is working towards a closer relationship with Yicom Global Sdn Bhd
and has invested further within this Group in the current year. The aim is to
develop a strong working relationship which will be mutually beneficial to both
Early Equity Plc and Yicom Global Sdn Bhd.
POST-BALANCE SHEET EVENTS
On 8 November 2017, 128,333,334 new ordinary shares of 0.1p were issued at a
price of 0.6p per share. This generated total cash consideration of GBP590,000
and a receipt of 60,000 shares in Yicom Global Sdn Bhd for 30,000,000 of the
issued shares. Early Equity Plc now has a total interest in Yicom Global Sdn
Bhd of 188,571 shares, representing 47.14% of its issued share capital.
The Company continues to seek further acquisitions that meet its investment
criteria and intend to raise additional funds in the future when suitable
investment opportunities present.
The Company’s investment strategy is to invest in early stage, small to medium
high-growth enterprises around the world. The Directors will continue to
evaluate suitable investments opportunities.
On behalf of the Board, I would like to take this opportunity to thank
shareholders and professional advisers for their continued support of the
Chua Siew Lian – Executive Director
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 AUGUST, 2017
TURNOVER – 25,723
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES (137,791) (135,242)
FINANCE COSTS (1,196) (904)
(LOSS) BEFORE TAX (138,987) (110,423)
INCOME TAX – –
(LOSS) FOR THE YEAR GBP(138,987) GBP(110,423)
TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE LOSS FOR THE YEAR GBP(138,987) GBP(110,423)
BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE (PENCE) (0.02) (0.02)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
AS AT 31 AUGUST, 2017
Available-for-sale financial assets 642,411 594,436
Trade and other receivables 2,338 31,518
Cash and cash equivalents 22,018 96,134
Trade and other payables (9,964) (16,298)
NET CURRENT (LIABILITIES)/ASSETS 14,392 111,354
NET ASSETS GBP656,803 GBP705,790
Share capital 824,623 809,623
Share premium 758,590 683,590
Fair value reserve 49,031 49,031
Accumulated losses (975,441) (836,454)
SHAREHOLDERS’ FUNDS GBP656,803 GBP705,790
This financial information has been extracted from the audited financial
statements of the Group for the year ended 31 August 2017. The financial
statements are prepared in accordance with the International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS). A copy of the Company’s financial statements for
the year ended 31 August 2017 will be posted to shareholders and will be
delivered to the Registrar of Companies.
The Directors do not propose to pay a dividend for the year.
The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for this announcement.
Early Equity Plc
Tel: +44 (0)7830 182501
NEX CORPORATE ADVISER:
Alexander David Securities Limited
David Scott -Corporate Finance James Dewhurst – Institutional Sales
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7448 9820
49 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SA