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ADM Energy PLC: Interim Results

30.09.2021 / 18:39
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30 September 2021

ADM Energy plc

("ADM" or the "Company")

Interim Results


ADM Energy plc (AIM: ADME; BER and FSE: P4JC), a natural resources investing company, announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021.


Investment Highlights:

OML 113 - Aje Field, Nigeria (9.2% equity investment)

- Two wells (Aje-4 and Aje-5) producing at an average of 1,360 bopd (H1 2020: 2,126 bopd), equating to a current net rate to ADM of 125 bopd (H1 2020: 106 bopd) The drop in volume reflected the decision by the JV partners to continue a more thorough and extended period of maintenance on the FPSO while oil prices were depressed.

- Total gross production volume of approximately 246,240 barrels of oil from 1 January to 30 June 2021

- 15th Lifting in April 2021 marked the first lifting since the Company finalised an agreement in December 2020 to consolidate its interest in the asset

- Acquired an indirect interest in a Risk Sharing Agreement (RSA) for the development of the Barracuda Field



Superdielectrics

- Disposed of 188,778 shares in Superdielectrics Ltd for a total consideration of £849,501, a profit of £656,003 on ADM's original investment



Corporate Highlights:

- Extended strategic alliance MoU with Trafigura for a further 12 months to develop African energy projects and provide conditional pre-finance of up to US$120 million

- Raised £1,220,000 in an equity fundraising in March 2021

- Post period, ADM strengthened the Board and technical team by adding high-calibre individuals with industry expertise and experience:

o Oliver Andrews, former Chief Investment Officer at the African Finance Corporation, appointed Non-executive Chairman
o Industry veteran Dr Babatunde Pearse appointed to the technical team as Chief Engineer to oversee the next phase of development at Aje




Enquiries:

ADM Energy plc +44 20 7459 4718
Osamede Okhomina, CEO  
www.admenergyplc.com  
   
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP +44 20 7213 0880
(Nominated Adviser)  
Jo Turner, James Caithie  
   
Arden Partners plc +44 20 7614 5900
(Lead Broker)  
Paul Shackleton  
   
Hybridan LLP +44 20 3764 2341
(Joint Broker)  
Claire Louise Noyce  
   
ODDO BHF Corporates & Markets AG +49 69 920540
(Designated Sponsor)  
Michael B. Thiriot  
   
Luther Pendragon +44 20 7618 9100
(Financial PR)  
Harry Chathli, Alexis Gore  
 



About ADM Energy PLC

ADM Energy PLC (AIM: ADME; BER and FSE: P4JC) is a natural resources investing company with an existing asset base in Nigeria. ADM Energy holds a 9.2% profit interest in the oil producing Aje Field, part of OML 113, which covers an area of 835km² offshore Nigeria. Aje has multiple oil, gas, and gas condensate reservoirs in the Turonian, Cenomanian and Albian sandstones with five wells drilled to date.

ADM Energy is seeking to build on its existing asset base in Nigeria and target other investment opportunities across the West African region in the oil and gas sector with attractive risk reward profiles such as proven nature of reserves, level of historic investment, established infrastructure and route to early cash flow.



Operating Review

ADM continued to make progress on its strategy to build a multi-asset portfolio by targeting projects with highly attractive risk-reward profiles. In particular, the six months to 30 June 2021 marked the first full period since the Company consolidated its position in OML 113, increasing ADM's profit interest from 5% to 9.2%, and resulted in a significantly higher rate of net production.

The Company was active in pursuing new opportunities and extended its MOU with global trading house Trafigura Pte Ltd ("Trafigura"). Post period, the ADM further strengthened its Board and technical team with the appointment of Oliver Andrews as Non-executive Chairman and Dr Babatunde Pearse as Chief Engineer.

OML 113 - Aje Field

In the six months to 30 June 2021, oil production continued from two wells at the Aje Field (Aje-4 and Aje-5) at an average of 1,360 bopd (H1 2020: 2,126 bopd). Total gross production volume amounted to approximately 246,240 barrels of oil. Following the completion of the transaction with EER (Colobos) Nigeria Limited ("EER") in December 2020, the Company benefitted from an increased 9.2% profit interest in the field. As a result, the net rate of production attributable to ADM increased to 167 bopd (H1 2020: 106 bopd).

In April 2021, the Company announced the completion of the 15th Lifting at the Aje Field for a total of 225,000 barrels (52,000 barrels were left in the tank). In this first Lifting since ADM consolidated its interest in the Aje Field, the Company received a net share of 27,675 barrels, which equated to ADM's paying interest of approximately 12.3%. The proceeds of the Lifting were applied against the project debt, significantly reducing the outstanding balance.

Superdielectrics

In May 2021, the Company completed the sale of 188,778 shares in Superdielectrics Ltd ("Superdielectrics") for a total consideration of £829,501, a profit of £656,00 on ADM's original investment. The sale followed a funding round by Superdielectrics in October 2020 that valued ADM's total holding at £877,500, representing a total book profit of £677,625 and an increase in value of approximately 340%. ADM retains a holding of 6,222 shares in Superdielectrics following the sale.

OML 141 - Barracuda Field

In March 2021, the Company acquired an indirect interest in a Risk Sharing Agreement ("RSA") for the development of the Barracuda Field. Located in OML 141, the Barracuda Field is an existing discovery and near-term production asset, which covers 103 km2 in the swamp/shallow waters of the Niger Delta. The Company has commissioned a Competent Person's Report ("CPR") on the Barracuda Field. ADM has received a draft of a preliminary report however it is not yet finalised pending further technical appraisal. Once finalised, ADM will be in a better position to conclude the full CPR report as well as its strategy for the Barracuda field.

Extension of Trafigura MOU

Access to capital is a key competitive advantage for ADM and supports the Company's strategy to acquire undervalued assets and unlock value. In January 2021, the Company announced a 12-month extension to its indicative MOU with Trafigura, the multi-billion-dollar global trading house. The intention is to create a strategic alliance where ADM will act as the sponsor for investment opportunities, with Trafigura providing up to US$100 million in approved project finance as well as up to US$20 million of convertible loan notes. The Company has engaged Trafigura on a number of potential deals to date and this extension is a reflection of the strong relationship between both parties.


Corporate Developments

Post period, the Company appointed Oliver Andrews as the new Non-executive Chairman following the departure of Peter Francis due to personal circumstances. Mr Andrews is the former Chief Investment Officer at the Africa Finance Corporation, one of the largest investment funds in Africa. Over the last 35 years, he has overseen investments of approximately US$10bn and originated investments deals in natural resources and infrastructure across the continent, worth US$100bn.

In addition, ADM further bolstered its technical team to advance the Company's existing assets and evaluate new prospects. Having last year enlisted non-Board advisors, Darrell McKenna and Dr Satinder Purewal as Lead Technical consultants, the Company appointed Dr Babatunde Pearse, as Chief Engineer post period. Dr Pearse is an industry veteran with an extensive background with International Oil Companies ("IOC"s). He is primarily responsible for planning the next phase of the Aje development and oversees Front End Engineering Design ("FEED") studies to support the Final Investment Decision.

Financial Review

On 24 March 2021 the company announced an oversubscribed fundraising. The company issued 28,710,250 shares at 4.25p for a total amount of £1,220,000 before expenses.

On 8th April 2021, the company issued 443,627 shares to settle various loans. 208,333 shares were issued at 2.4 pence per share, 235,294 shares were issued at 4.25 pence per share.

On 28th April, the company announced it completed a controlling interest in a Risk Sharing Agreement for the development of the large-scale Barracuda Field in OML 141. Initial consideration was $0.25m along with 5,657,912 of ADM shares at a price of 7 pence per share.

On 4th May 2021, ADM's CEO Osa Okhomina purchased 480,446 ordinary shares at 3.45 pence per share.

On 22 June 2021, the company announced it had extended 2 loan agreements. £100k had been extended to 31 December 2021, and £100k has been extended to 30 June 2022. 4,705,882 new warrants were issued in respect of the loan extension.







UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2021

    Unaudited
6 months
ended
30 June
2021
Unaudited
6 months
ended
30 June
2020
Audited
Year ended
31 December
2020
  Notes £'000 £'000 £'000
         
Continuing operations        
         
Revenue   785 799
         
Operating costs   (1,124) (1,423)
Administrative expenses   (1,173) (938) (2,616)
Impairment of investment     (4,628)
Consultancy fee income     353
         
Operating loss   (1,512) (938) (7,515)
         
Movement in fair value of investments   678
Finance costs   (25) (37) (67)
         
Loss on ordinary activities before taxation   (1,537) (975) (6,904)
         
Taxation   
         
Loss for the period   (1,537) (975) (6,904)
Other Comprehensive income:        
Exchange translation movement   (62) 529 (233)
Total comprehensive loss for the period   (1,599) (446) (7,137)
         
Basic and diluted loss per share 2      
From continuing and total operations   (1.1)p (1.5)p (8.7)p
       
 


UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2021

  Share capital Share premium Exchange translation reserve Other reserves Retained deficit Total

equity
  £'000 £'000 £'000 £'000 £'000 £'000
             
At 1 January 2020 8,817 34,012 (617) 870 (28,152) 14,930
Loss for the year (6,904) (6,904)
Exchange translation movement (233) (233)
Total comprehensive expense for the year (233) (6,904) (7,137)
Issue of new shares 633 2,544 (134) 3,043
Share issue costs (21) (21)
Issue of convertible loans 17 17
Warrants issued in settlement of fees 170 170
Warrants exercised 56 (106) 50
             
At 31 December 2020 9,450 36,591 (850) 817 (35,006) 11,002
Loss for the period     (1,537) (1,537)
Exchange translation movement   (62)   (62)
Total comprehensive expense for the period   (62)  (1,537) (1,599)
Issue of new shares 348 1,283    1,631
Share issue costs  (43)    (43)
Issue of warrants  (9)  65  56
             
At 30 June 2021 9,798 37,822 (912) 882 (36,543) 11,047
 


UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
AS AT 30 JUNE 2021

  Notes Unaudited
30 June
2021
Unaudited
30 June
2020
Audited
31 December
2020
    £'000 £'000 £'000
         
NON-CURRENT ASSETS        
Intangible assets   16,430 16,212 16,007
    16,430 16,212 16,007
         
CURRENT ASSETS        
Investments held for trading   28 200 878
Inventory   104 740 32
Trade and other receivables   137 337 109
Cash and cash equivalents   137 52 30
    406 1,329 1,049
         
CURRENT LIABILITIES        
Trade and other payables 3 4,123 2,761 4,206
Borrowings 3 195 235
    4,318 2,761 4,441
NET CURRENT LIABILITIES   (3,912) (1,432) (3,392)
         
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES        
Convertible loans   398 284
Other borrowings   297
Decommissioning provision   1,073 1,032
    1,471 1,613
         
NET ASSETS   11,047 14,780 11,002
         
EQUITY        
Ordinary share capital   9,798 8,965 9,450
Share premium   37,822 34,310 36,591
Other reserves   882 720 (35,006)
Currency translation reserve   (912) (88) 9,450
Retained deficit   (36,543) (29,127) 36,591
Equity attributable to owners of the Company and total equity   11,047 14,780 11,002
 




UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2021

    Unaudited
6 months
ended
30 June
2021
Unaudited
6 months
ended
30 June
2020
Audited
Year ended
31 December
2020
    £'000 £'000 £'000
         
OPERATING ACTIVITIES        
Loss for the period   (1,537) (975) (6,904)
Adjustments for:        
Fair value adjustment to investments   (678)
Warrants issued in settlement of fees   56 170
Finance costs   25 37 67
Impairment of intangible assets    4,628
Decommissioning charge   51
Depreciation and amortisation   48 43 85
Operating cashflow before working capital changes   (1,357) (895) (2,632)
(Increase) in inventories   (72) (740) (32)
(Increase)/decrease in receivables   (28) 177 303
Increase/(decrease) in trade and other payables   324 999 1,410
Net cash outflow from operating activities   (1,133) (459) (951)
INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES        
Proceeds on disposal of investments   850
Purchase of investments   
Development costs   (180) (181)
Net cash outflow from investment activities   670 (181)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES        
Issue of ordinary share capital   932 352 848
Share issue costs   (43) (8) (21)
Proceeds from short term loans    170 278
Repayment of borrowings   (352) 170 278
Net cash inflow from financing activities   537 514 1,105
         
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents from continuing and total operations   74 55 (27)
Exchange translation difference   33 (18) 42
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   30 15 15
         
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   137 52 30
 






NOTES TO THE HALF-YEARLY REPORT

1. The financial information set out in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The group's statutory financial statements for the period ended 31 December 2020, prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified and did not contain a statement under section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The interim financial information has been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement principles of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and on the same basis and using the same accounting policies as used in the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019. The interim financial statements have not been audited or reviewed in accordance with the International Standard on Review Engagement 2410 issued by the Auditing Practices Board.

Going concern
At 30 June 2021, the Group recorded a loss for the period of £1,599,000 and had net current liabilities of £4,318,000 after allowing for cash balances of £137,000.

The Directors have prepared cashflow forecasts for the period to 30 September 2022 to assess whether the use of the going concern basis for the preparation of the financial statements is appropriate. In the short term, the Group will require further additional funding in order to meet its liabilities as they fall due and continue to operate as a going concern. The Directors have taken into consideration the level and timing of the Group's working capital requirements (which takes into account recent reductions in costs and control of discretionary spending to preserve cash flow) and has also considered the likelihood of successfully securing funding to meet these needs. In particular, consideration has been given to ongoing discussions around further third-party investment and the extent to which these discussions are advanced both in respect of short and longer term funding. The Directors acknowledge that while they have an expectation that funding will be secured based on this assessment, at the date of approval of these financial statements, no such funding has been unconditionally committed. Therefore, while the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has the ability to raise the additional finance required in order to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future, the uncertainty surrounding the ability and likely timing of securing such finance indicates that a material uncertainty exists that may cast significant doubt on the Group's ability to continue as a going concern. Were no such funding to be secured, the Group would have no realistic alternative but to halt operations and prepare its financial statements on a non-going concern basis.


2. Earnings per share
The basic loss per share is calculated by dividing the loss attributable to equity shareholders by the weighted average number of shares in issue.

  Six months ended
30 June
2021
(unaudited)
Six months ended
30 June
2020
(unaudited)
Year ended
31 December
2020
(audited)
Weighted average number of shares in the period 140,486,609 65,616,001 79,594,655
Loss from continuing and total operations (£1,537,000) (£975,000) (£6,904,000)
Basic and diluted loss per share:      
From continuing and total operations (1.1)p (1.5)p (8.7)p
       
 



3. No interim dividend will be paid.

4. Copies of the interim report can be obtained from: The Company Secretary, ADM Energy plc, 60,Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0HR and are available to view and download from the Company's website: www.admenergyplc.com.

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Language: English
Company: ADM Energy PLC
60 Gracechurch street
EC3V 0HR London
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)2077863555
E-mail: hello@admenergyplc.com
Internet: www.admenergyplc.com
ISIN: GB00BJFDXW97
WKN: A2PLC1
Listed: Foreign Exchange(s) London
EQS News ID: 1237371

 
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