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Half Yearly Report

Posted on: 4 August 2009


Chairman's Statement

New Europe Property Investments plc's ("the Company", "NEPI" or "the Group" where statements refer also to the Company's subsidiaries) condensed consolidated unaudited financial results for the six month period ended 30 June 2009 are included in this report. In general, the Group continued to perform strongly in an environment where many other property companies have been affected by a range of issues that are related to the reduced availability of debt finance and a global economic recession. This positions the Group to take advantage of exciting investment opportunities. Further details are available in the Combined Directors' and Investment Advisor's report.

NEPI's secondary listing on the Alternative Exchange ("AltX") of the JSE Limited ("JSE") in South Africa was completed on 17 April 2009. This process took significantly longer than originally anticipated due to regulatory obstacles. The AltX listing is a step that was designed to bring the Group closer to a main board listing on the JSE that is planned for early 2010.

The Group has achieved consolidated distributable earnings of 7.66 € cents per share in respect of the six months period ended 30 June 2009, accordingly the Board declared an interim dividend of 7.66 € cents per share (the interim dividend was 7.48 € cents per share in respect of the six months period ended 30 June 2008). The salient dates relating to the distribution are presented in the Combined Directors' and Investment Advisor's Report.

Dan Pascariu, Chairman

Combined Directors' and Investment Advisor's Report

NEPI has continued to perform in accordance with expectations during the first six months of the 2009 financial year ("the interim period"), despite the downturn in the economic cycle. This is the result of a strategy biased in favour of long term leases and conservative gearing. Simultaneously, the Group has been positioned to take advantage of investment opportunities that have arisen from the downturn in the economic cycle.

Operational Performance

The outstanding weighted average lease duration was approximately 5.46 years as at 30 June 2009 and rental income has been in line with budgets for the first half of the 2009 financial year.

Administrative expenses include costs incurred in exploring a transaction in relation to Carpathian plc. Financial expenses include €905,048 of costs incurred in connection with the AltX listing. Receivables from tenants were €361,134 on 30 June 2009, which is in line with receivables of €301,343 as at December 2008, illustrating continued performance of tenants in accordance with their obligations, during the interim period.

A large casino group that is a tenant in the Raiffeisen portfolio has vacated its premises and terminated rent payments in February 2009 in breach of its contractual obligations. The performance of the casino group, and the other existing smaller tenants in this portfolio at the acquisition date, have been guaranteed by the vendor up until 8 February 2012. Consequently, the Company has limited exposure to these tenants.

Trade and other receivables have increased from €1,771,356 at 31 December 2008 to €2,313,505. This is due mainly to an increase in receivables by €481,683 from the vendor in relation to the Raiffeisen portfolio. The Group is earning a high return on the overdue receivables from the vendor and has secured these along with other vendor's payment obligations that will become due up until December 2010, with some €1,600,000 of VAT receivables and unencumbered land conservatively estimated at a value of €900,000.

Financial results

Three non-cash items affected the Group's consolidated income statement negatively by €804,180. These items include deferred tax, changes in the fair values of financial instruments put in place for interest rate hedging purposes and the amortisation of the share incentive scheme fair value. These items were discussed in the 2008 annual report and the explanations provided therein remain relevant for the 2009 interim period. The exchange gain of €1,723,780 recorded in the consolidated Group income statement results from the weakening of the Romanian Leu compared to the €. As discussed in the 2008 annual report, the Romanian subsidiaries are accounted for in Leu with the result that a movement of the currency gives rise to movements in the recorded Leu value of assets and liabilities of the Group subsidiaries that are consolidated. In substance, however, the Group's income, assets and liabilities are € denominated.

The combination of the above mentioned items led to a net accounting profit of €2,129,574 in relation to the interim period. Distributable earnings in relation to the interim period amounted to €2,156,596. This figure was calculated by adjusting the accounting profit by reversing the exchange gain, the deferred tax expense and the AltX listing expenses. Further adjustments were made to eliminate the financial instrument fair value adjustments and to amortise costs incurred in relation thereto, as well as adjustments required in relation to the accounting treatment applied to the share incentive scheme.

Adjusted NAV per share is €1.93 (31 December 2008 €1.98) due to JSE listing expenses, changes in the fair value of the financial instruments and the difference between the currency translation reserve in the balance sheet (resulting from the translation of equity recorded by the Company's Romanian subsidiaries in Leu) and the foreign exchange gain in the income statement.

Debt position and cash resources

NEPI has drawn down most of its debt facilities and had €9,684,271 of cash resources at the end of the interim period (of which €8,205,687 was unencumbered). The Group is meeting all of its debt covenants. NEPI's loan-to-value ratio at 30 June 2009 was 37% when adjusted for cash on hand (36% as at 31 December 2008). The first substantial debt repayment of €6,824,800 is due in April 2011, which we expect to re-finance given the relative low loan to value ratio in relation to the property financed by this loan. The Group has exercised the option to dispose of the Constanta property at a price of €5,782,210, in line with the book value on 31 December 2008. Raiffeisen bank and the lender to the Group in relation to the Raiffeisen portfolio approved the transaction, but the spin off process in relation to the property is still underway at the date of this report. The Constanta disposal should add a net €3,750,000 (after a partial repayment of debt agreed with the lender) to the Group's available cash resources, when completed.

Dividend

The Board has declared a dividend per share of 7.66 € cents in respect of the six months ended 30 June 2009. This represents a slight increase as compared to the distribution in relation to the same period in 2008. The Company has adequate accumulated profits to sustain the dividend payment.

The salient dates for the dividend are set out below.

Last day to trade (JSE Limited)Friday, 21 August 2009
Ex-dividend date (JSE Limited)Monday, 24 August 2009

Ex-dividend date (AIM)Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Record dateFriday, 28 August 2009
Payment dateWednesday, 2 September 2009

No dematerialisation or rematerialisation of share certificates, nor transfer of shares between registers in the Isle of Man and South Africa will take place between Monday, 24 August 2009 and Friday, 28 August 2009, both dates inclusive.

Shareholders on the South African sub-register will receive dividends in South African Rand, based on the exchange rate to be obtained by the Company on 13 August 2009. A further announcement in this respect will be made on or about 14 August 2009.

Market overview and prospects

The Romanian economy is in recession and has been subject to an acute shortage of liquidity during the half year period. As a result, the Group was able to negotiate deposit rates in excess of 7% on call facilities denominated in €. The liquidity position seemed to have eased somewhat towards the end of the interim period, in that deposit rates have decreased significantly.

There is a reduction in tenant demand and downward pressure on rental levels in Romania. A number of landlords with shorter term lease agreements have had to agree to rent reductions. The German market seemed to have been affected to a lesser extent.

The economic downturn has created unique investment opportunities. A number of property holding companies and developers are under financial pressure, due to a number of reasons including over gearing and consequent breaches of loan to value covenants, rent reductions where short term rent strategies were implemented, a lack of finance sources in relation to continued development and overdue loans held in relation to non-income producing assets with little foreseeable development potential. Although few bank loans in relation to properties have been accelerated, cash sweeps are generally implemented by banks where the opportunities arise.

The Group has been exploring a number of acquisition opportunities, including a transaction in relation to Carpathian plc (a company holding commercial properties in Central and Eastern Europe) that was abandoned. In management's view, the most appropriate and attractive of the opportunities explored seem to be direct acquisitions of commercial assets in Romania. Due to Romania's retail environment being the most underdeveloped in the European Union, dominant or potentially dominant operating commercial assets anchored by international and national retailers with long term lease agreements could present significant value. NEPI is in advanced negotiations in respect of a number of these opportunities and plans to acquire a number of operating commercial centres Romania in a phased manner over the course of the next few months. The potential vendors are selected developers with which NEPI wishes to form mutually beneficial long term relationships. The potential acquisitions are being pursued on the basis that the equity portions of the purchase prices will be settled mostly through the issue of NEPI shares to the vendors. A substantial portion of the vendor shares issued will be locked up for agreed periods to align interests between NEPI and the developers. An investment in relation to a fully pre-leased commercial centre under development is also under discussion.

If completed, the acquisitions are expected to have a material enhancing effect on NEPI's future earnings per share. Further announcements are expected to be made in due course.

Martin Slabbert, Director

Balance Sheet

Group
Unaudited 30 June 2009
Group
Reviewed 30 June 2008
Group
Audited 31 December 2008
ASSETS
Non-current assets 87,794,134 87,796,648 87,533,635
Investment property 5 85,280,283 81,848,110 85,142,170
Investment property at fair value 78,676,715 78,954,078 78,627,504
Investment property under development 6,603,568 2,894,032 6,514,666
Goodwill 6 2,386,463 5,736,305 2,386,463
Land concession - 29,864 -
Tenant installation - 4,372 -
Guarantee deposits - 49,429 -
Investments in subsidiaries - - -
Loans to subsidiaries - - -
Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss 8 127,388 128,568 5,002
Current assets 11,997,776 4,813,788 6,190,203
Trade and other receivables 2,313,505 1,621,547 1,771,356
Cash and cash equivalents 9,684,271 3,192,241 4,418,847
Total assets 99,791,910 92,610,436 93,723,838
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Total equity attributable to equity holders 49,815,481 54,682,210 51,397,909
Share capital 267,950 267,950 267,950
Share premium 52,487,190 52,487,190 52,487,190
Share based payment reserve 7 152,665 6,712 81,841
Currency translation reserve (2,591,223) (34,132) (757,686)
Accumulated (loss)/ profit (501,101) 1,954,490 (681,386)
Non-current liabilities 45,281,792 32,426,370 37,195,489
Loans and borrowings 8 40,283,172 30,125,890 32,750,804
Financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss 8 934,866 - 575,303
Deferred tax liabilities 4,063,754 2,300,480 3,869,382
Current liabilities 4,694,637 5,501,856 5,130,440
Trade and other payables 3,057,850 4,315,018 3,268,082
Loans and borrowings 8 1,636,787 1,186,838 1,862,358
Total equity and liabilities 99,791,910 92,610,436 93,723,838
NAV per share 11 1.86 - 1.92
Adjusted NAV per share (28,150,000 shares) 11 1.93 - 1.98

Income Statement

Group
Unaudited 30 June 2009
Group
Reviewed 30 June 2008
Group
Audited 31 December 2008
Net rental and related income 3,520,962 2,844,649 6,315,183
Contractual rental income and expense recoveries 4,323,488 3,475,127 7,713,486
Property operating expenses (802,526) (630,478) (1,398,303)
Share based payments 7 (70,824) (6,712) (81,841)
Investment advisory fees (275,574) (300,618) (571,137)
Administrative expenses (274,508) (215,459) (498,656)
Foreign exchange gain 1,723,780 - 1,144,227
Fair value adjustment on investment property - - (1,671,077)
Profit before net finance expense 4,623,836 2,321,860 4,636,699
Finance income 134,523 245,908 275,930
Finance expense (2,286,056) (556,606) (2,239,250)
Net finance (expense) (2,151,533) (310,698) (1,963,320)
Earnings before tax 2,472,303 2,011,162 2,673,379
Tax (342,729) - (1,204,029)
Earnings after tax 2,129,574 2,011,162 1,469,350
Basic weighted average earnings per share (€ cents) 9 7.95 7.51 5.48
Diluted weighted average earnings per share (€ cents) 9 7.57 7.46 5.33
Distributable earnings per share (€ cents) 9 7.66 7.48 14.72
Headline earnings per share (€ cents) 10 1.78 - 7.76
Diluted headline earnings per share (€ cents) 10 1.69 - 7.54

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

Group
Unaudited
30 June 2009
Group
Unaudited
30 June 2008
Group
Unaudited
31 December 2008
Profit for the period 2,129,574 2,011,162 1,469,350
Other comprehensive income - currency translation reserve (1,833,537) (56,765) (780,319)
Other comprehensive income for the period, net of income tax (1,833,537) (56,765) (780,319)
Total comprehensive income for the period 296,037 1,954,397 689,031

Statement of Changes in Equity

Share capital
Share premium
Share based payments reserve
Currency translation reserves
Retained earnings
Total
Opening balance 1 January 2008 267,950 52,487,190 - 22,633 275,746 53,053,519
Transactions with owners - - 6,712 - (332,418) (325,706)
- share based payments reserve - - 6,712 - - 6,712
- dividend distribution - - - - (332,418) (332,418)
Total comprehensive income - - - (56,765) 2,011,162 1,954,397
- currency translation reserve - - - (56,765) - (56,765)
- profit for the period - - - - 2,011,162 2,011,162
Closing balance 30 June 2008 267,950 52,487,190 6,712 (34,132) 1,954,490 54,682,210
Opening balance 1 January 2008 267,950 52,487,190 - 22,633 275,746 53,053,519
Transaction with owners - - 81,841 - (2,416,482) (2,344,641)
- share based payments reserve - - 81,841 - - 81,841
- dividend distribution - - - - (2,426,482) (2,426,482)
Total comprehensive income - - - (780,319) 1,469,350 689,031
- currency translation reserve - - - (780,319) - (780,319)
- profit for the year - - - - 1,469,350 1,469,350
Closing balance 31 December 2008 267,950 52,487,190 81,841 (757,686) (681,386) 51,397,909
Opening balance 1 January 2009 267,950 52,487,190 81,841 (757,686) (681,386) 51,397,909
Transaction with owners - - 70,824 - (1,949,289) (1,878,465)
- share based payments reserve - - 70,824 - - 70,824
- dividend distribution - - - - (1,949,289) (1,949,289)
Total comprehensive income - - - (1,833,537) 2,129,574 296,037
- currency translation reserve - - - (1,833,537) - (1,833,537)
- profit for the period - - - - 2,129,574 2,129,574
Closing balance 30 June 2009 267,950 52,487,190 152,665 (2,591,223) (501,101) 49,815,481

Cash Flow Statement

Group
Unaudited
30 June 2009
Group
Reviewed
30 June 2008
Group
Audited
31 December 2008
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Earnings after tax 2,129,574 2,011,162 1,469,350
Adjustments for:
Fair value of derivative instruments 392,176 (128,568) 570,301
Fair value adjustments on investment property - - 1,671,077
Share based payments 70,824 6,712 81,841
Net finance expense 1,759,357 310,698 1,963,320
Foreign exchange gain (1,723,780) - (1,144,227)
Corporate tax charge and deferred tax 341,180 - 1,204,029
Operating profit before changes in working capital 2,969,331 2,200,004 5,815,691
(Increase) in trade and other receivables (534,924) (1,139,591) (1,219,480)
(Decrease) in trade and other payables (217,457) (172,427) (430,680)
Interest paid (1,014,619) (446,048) (839,299)
Interest received 134,523 234,097 275,930
Cash flows from operating activities 1,336,854 676,035 3,602,162
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Acquisition of investment property (138,113) (19,813,740) (22,465,661)
Payments for acquisition of subsidiaries less cash acquired - (27,209,412) (27,198,062)
Cash flows from investing activities (138,113) (47,023,152) (49,663,723)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Listing expenses on JSE (905,048) - -
Proceeds from bank borrowings 8,911,596 16,659,802 20,348,000
Repayment of borrowings (1,579,012) (382,368) (1,177,853)
Acquisition of interest hedging instruments (155,000) - -
Payment of dividends (1,949,289) (332,418) (2,426,482)
Cash flows from financing activities 4,323,247 15,945,016 16,743,665
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 5,522,248 (30,402,101) (29,317,896)
Cash and cash equivalents brought forward 4,418,847 33,651,107 33,651,107
Translation effect on cash and cash equivalents (256,564) (56,765) 85,636
Cash and cash equivalents carried forward 9,684,271 3,192,241 4,418,847

Notes to the condensed consolidated unaudited interim financial statement

1. General

New Europe Property Investments plc is a company on 23 July 2007. The Company has a primary listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and secondary listing on AltX of the JSE Limited. The Group includes the Company and its subsidiaries.

2. Basis of preparation

The condensed consolidated unaudited interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with applicable Isle of Man law and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. The interim financial statements do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the Group for the year ended 31 December 2008.

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements have not been reviewed or reported on by the Company's auditor.

3. Significant accounting policies

Except as described below, the accounting policies applied by the Group in the condensed consolidated unaudited interim financial statements are the same as those applied by the Group in its consolidated financial statements of the Group for the period ended 31 December 2008.

(a) Changes in accounting policies

(i) Determination and presentation of operating segments

As of 1 January 2009 the Group determines and presents operating segments based on information that is internally produced. This change in accounting policy is due to the adoption of IFRS 8 Operating Segments. Previously operating segments were determined and presented in accordance with IAS 14 Segment Reporting. The new accounting policy in respect of segment operating disclosure is presented as follows.

Comparative segment information has been re-presented in conformity with the transitional requirements of IFRS 8. Since the change in accounting policy only impacts presentation and disclosure, there is no impact on earnings per share.

An operating segment is a component of the Group that engages in business activities from which it may earn revenue and incur expenses, including revenue and expenses that relate to transactions with any of the Group's other components.

An operating segment's operating results are reviewed regularly by the management to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and assess its performance, and for which discrete financial information is available.

Segment results that are reported include items directly attributable to a segment as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis. Unallocated items comprise mainly corporate assets (primarily the Company's headquarters), head office expenses, and income tax assets and liabilities.

(ii) Presentation of financial statements

The Group applies revised IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements (2007), which became effective as of 1 January 2009. As a result, the Group presents in the consolidated statement of changes in equity all owner changes in equity, whereas all non-owner changes in equity are presented in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income. This presentation has been applied in the condensed consolidated unaudited interim financial statements for the six months period ended 30 June 2009.

Comparative information has been re-presented so that it also is in conformity with the revised standard. Since the change in accounting policy only impacts presentation aspects, there is no impact on earnings per share.

4. Financial risk management

During the six months ended 30 June 2009 the Group has not changed its objectives and policies in respect of credit risk, liquidity risk, market risk, currency risk and interest rate risk.

5. Investment property

Group
30 June 2009
Group
30 June 2008
Group
31 December 2008
Movement in investment property      
Carrying value at beginning of period 85,142,170 21,718,366 21,718,364
Additions from business combination - 36,473,582 36,473,582
Assets under development acquired through business combination - 6,514,666 6,514,666
Additions 138,113 17,141,496 22,106,635
Fair value adjustment - - (1,671,077)
Carrying value at period end 85,280,283 81,848,110 85,142,170

Except for €118,113 representing the value of works in relation to the Brasov building under construction no investment property was acquired or disposed of during the period. Further information on investment property is available in the Group's 2008 annual report.

6. Goodwill

Detailed information about recognition and measurement of goodwill is disclosed in the Group's 2008 annual report.

7. Share based payments

The features of the share incentive scheme and its measurement on recognition are disclosed in the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2008.

The amount of €152,665 represents the pro-rata amount of the fair value of the options at grant date, in relation to the period over which the share scheme shares were in issue.

8. Loans and borrowings

The Group contracted bank loan facility agreements with Nord LB Bank and Alpha Bank Romania S.A. for an aggregate amount of € 28,119,800. Of that amount, €600,000 was available for draw-down as at 30 June 2009. A loan from EuroHypo AG for an amount of €15,000,000 has been taken over as a result of the acquisition of General Investment S.R.L. and General Building Management S.R.L.

The facility agreements concluded with Nord LB bear interest at a fixed rate of 5.17% as a result of an interest rate swap concluded with the Nord LB Bank fixing the reference rate of the loan. As at 30 June 2009 the fair value of the interest rate swap amounted to (€934,866).

The facility agreements concluded with Alpha Bank Romania S.A. bear interest at a floating rate of one month Euribor plus 1.9% p.a. and 4.5%, respectively. The Group has capped its Euribor interest rate risk at 4.7% for the amount of €7.6m and at 3% for the amount of €7.3m by purchasing two derivative financial instruments. As at 30 June 2009 the fair value of the derivative financial instruments amounted to €127,388.

The loan from EuroHypo AG bears interest at a fixed rate of 6.20% per annum.

In addition to the bank loans, the Group also obtained financing from the vendors of the German portfolio amounting to €853,281 for a period of five years. Of this amount €250,000 bears interest at a fixed interest rate of 6% p.a. while the balance does not attract interest.

The repayment profile of the group's outstanding loans is set out in the table below.

Loans and borrowings Due within one year
Due within two to five years
Due after five years
Alpha Bank Romania S.A. revolving credit facilities - 13,524,800 -
Nord LB bank loan 137,754 1,224,972 12,581,640
EuroHypo AG 898,864 4,514,275 7,584,204
Vendor finance - 853,281 -
Accrued interest on Alpha Bank Romania S.A. - - -
Accrued interest on Nord LB loan 384,420 - -
Accrued interest on Eurohypo AG loan 204,531 - -
Accrued interest on vendor finance 11,218 - -
TOTAL 1,636,787 20,117,328 20,165,844

As a result of the loan contract concluded with EuroHypo AG, first ranking security interests were created over the real estate properties of General Investment S.R.L. in favour of Eurohypo AG together with a prohibition to sell, encumber or lease the real estate properties, through mortgage agreements concluded for each individual property. In addition the following security agreements have been concluded in relation to the loan:

  • Pledge agreement over the bank accounts of General Investment S.R.L.;
  • General security agreement over the assets owned by General Investment S.R.L.;
  • Assignment of rental receivable to EuroHypo AG; and
  • Personal guarantee agreement between EuroHypo AG (as lender) and the Company (as first guarantor).

Covenants:

  • Debt service ratio min 120%; and
  • Loan to value ratio max 70%.

The Alpha Bank Romania S.A. loans have been secured as follows:

  • Mortgage over the land and building located in Rasnov and the land and buildings in the Flanco portfolio;
  • Pledge agreement over the bank accounts of NEPI Bucharest One S.R.L. and NEPI Bucharest Two S.R.L opened with Alpha Bank Romania S.A.;
  • Real movable security over the shares of NEPI Bucharest One S.R.L. and NEPI Bucharest Two S.R.L; and
  • Corporate guarantee issued by the Company.

Covenants:

  • Loan to value ratio max 60% in case of Nepi Bucharest Two S.R.L; and
  • Loan to value ratio max 65% in case of Nepi Bucharest One S.R.L.

9. Earnings per share

The calculation of basic earnings per share for the period ended 30 June 2009 was based on the profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of €2,129,574 (30 June 2008: €2,011,162) and the weighted average number of 26,795,000 (30 June 2008: 26,795,000) ordinary shares in issue during the period (excluding the share incentive scheme shares).

The calculation of diluted earnings per share for the period ended 30 June 2009 was based on the profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of €2,129,574 (30 June 2008: €2,011,162) and the weighted average number of 28,150,000 (30 June 2008: 26,974,669) ordinary shares in issue during the period (including the share incentive scheme shares).

The calculation of distributable earnings per share was based on earnings after tax adjusted as shown in the table below to arrive at the distributable earnings of €2,156,596 (30 June 2008: €2,104,386) and the number of shares in issue at 30 June 2009.

Group
30 June 2009
Group
30 June 2008
Distributable earnings 2,156,596 2,104,386
Earnings after tax 2,129,574 2,011,162
Unrealised foreign exchange gains (1,723,780) -
Share based payment fair value 70,824 6,712
JSE Listing expenses 905,048 -
Interest receivable from key employees 81,351 -
Fair value adjustments on investment property - -
Net change in fair value of financial assets and liabilities 392,176 432
Amortisation of the premium paid for derivative instrument (39,777) (1,648)
Share issue cum distribution - 87,728
Deferred tax expense 341,180 -
Number of shares in issue at end of period 28,150,000 28,150,000
Distributable earnings per share (€ cents) 7.66 7.48

1,355,000 shares were issued as part of the share option scheme and are accounted for as treasury shares.

10. Headline earnings per share

The calculation of headline earnings per share for the period ended 30 June 2009 was based on headline earnings of €476,618 and 26,795,000 ordinary shares in issue during the period (excluding the share incentive scheme shares).

The calculation of diluted headline earnings per share for the period ended 30 June 2009 was based on headline earnings of €476,618 and the weighted average of 28,150,000 ordinary shares in issue during the period (including the share incentive scheme shares).

Group
30 June 2009
Gross Net
Profit after tax 2,129,574 2,129,574
Unrealised foreign exchange gain (1,723,780) (1,723,780)
Share base payment fair value 70,824 70,824
Headline earnings 476,618 476,618

As of 30 June 2008 headline earnings per share has not been computed as the Company was not listed on AltX of the JSE.

11. Net asset value per share

Group
30 June 2009
Group
31 December 2008
Adjusted net asset value 54,446,673 55,834,728
Net asset value in balance sheet 49,815,481 51,397,909
Value of shares issued in the share incentive scheme 2,953,900 2,953,900
Deferred tax 4,063,754 3,869,382
Goodwill (2,386,462) (2,386,462)
Number of shares in issue at end of period 28,150,000 28,150,000
Net asset value per share (based on 26,795,000 shares in issue) 1.86 1.92
Adjusted net asset value per share 1.93 1.98

12. Segment reporting

The Group operates only one business segment, which is the rental of investment property.

On a primary basis, the Group operates in the following geographical areas of Europe:

  • Romania
  • Germany

The Group's primary format for segmental reporting is based on geographic segments.

The above geographic areas represent separate geographic segments.

From 15 April 2008, the Group commenced operations in a second geographic segment as a result of its joint acquisition of six properties in Germany. The Group's segmental revenue and results for the period are presented below.

Romania
30 June 2009
Germany
30 June 2009
Consolidated
30 June 2009
External revenues 3,572,907 750,581 4,323,488
Inter-segment revenue - - -
Reportable segment profit before income tax 3,798,312 (142,784) 3,655,528
Segment assets 69,513,236 18,385,331 87,898,567

 

Romania
30 June 2008
Germany
30 June 2008
Consolidated
30 June 2008
External revenues 3,266,879 208,249 3,475,128
Inter-segment revenue - - -
Reportable segment profit before income tax 2,221,434 89,716 2,311,150
Segment assets 71,566,421 19,450,098 91,016,519

 

Group
30 June 2009
Group
30 June 2008
Total profit for reportable segments 3,655,528 2,311,150
Share based payments (70,824) (6,712)
Investment advisor management fee (275,574) (300,618)
Administrative expenses (274,508) (215,459)
JSE listing costs (905,048) -
Interest income - 222,801
Consolidated profit before income tax 2,129,574 2,011,162

13. Contingent assets and liabilities

Guarantees

The Group's policy is to provide financial guarantees to subsidiaries to the extent required in the normal course of business.

The Company issued two corporate letters of guarantee to Nepi Bucharest One S.R.L. and Nepi Bucharest Two S.R.L. in relation to the Alpha Bank Romania S.A. credit facilities (see note 8).

14. Related party transactions

Identity of related parties with whom material transactions have occurred

The subsidiaries and Directors are related parties. The subsidiaries of the Company are presented on page 1 and 2 of the interim financial statements. The Directors are set out on page 1 of the interim financial statements.

Material related party transactions

Pursuant to the investment advisory agreement, the Investment Advisor is paid a monthly advisory fee of one percent per annum of the daily average market capitalisation of NEPI, in consideration for performing investment advisory services for the Group, whether itself or through sub-contractors. The Investment Advisor is also entitled to an annual performance fee from the Group of an amount equal to 20 percent of the declarable dividend arising from investment income in respect of the financial year under consideration to the extent that this exceeds an annual 10 percent return on the aggregate capital invested in the company as at the relevant date.

15. Subsequent events

There are no significant transactions between the reporting period and the release date of the financial statements.