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DXS International plc : Half-year Report


Posted on: 31 Jan 18

DXS INTERNATIONAL PLC

HALF YEAR REPORT

DXS International plc ("DXS" or "the Company"), the NEX Growth Market quoted healthcare information and clinical decision support systems provider today announces its half year report for the 6 month period ending 31 October 2017.

As DXS has previously indicated Government budget cuts and reorganisations within the NHS have severely affected our plans for organic growth during the past year. With the cuts in CCG budgets adversely affecting both sales and retention of existing clients, turnover fell by 7% in the second half of the last financial year and a further 2.5% in the first half of the current financial year.  The decline has now been arrested and we have been able to source additional loans to be able to continue our investment in our new products (outlined below).  While the outcome for the six months to October 2017 is disappointing, the Board believes that the Company is  now on the turn back to growth.  The NHS have informed us that the new GPSoC 3 tender will happen this year and that they intend addressing the shortcomings of GPSoC 2 during the past two years which have made business difficult for many NHS suppliers.

Management are confident that the Company is poised to achieve significant growth over the next three years. The basis for the positive outlook is founded on the following premises:

  • The NHS and Healthcare providers globally continue to face continual rising costs and simply have no choice other than to find ways of curbing costs;
  • It is a fact that globally 70% of healthcare costs are incurred by 27% of the population - these are people with one or more long term conditions;
  • It is an accepted fact that if the chronic conditions of this sector of the population were better managed the result will be reduced admissions to hospital - the main cost factor.
  • Newly developed DXS products focus particularly on improving the effective management of patient care particularly those with these expensive long term conditions.

DXS has spent the past three years innovating and developing cutting edge solutions that will contribute to helping manage patients with long term conditions. These products are generating impressive feedback from the clinicians who have seen them.

  • The four key modules are:  An intelligent referral management system. This has been trialled for the past eight months and is achieving significant results for the client, particularly by reducing unwarranted referrals;
  • The DXS Call and Recall app, which automatically analyses a patient's record and then communicates with the patient via the app regarding required health checks, medicine compliance, signposting to preferred services etc;
  • The DXS PCP tool that reads a patient's record and then makes medicine treatment recommendations to a prescriber ensuring that a patient is compliant with the best evidence treatment;
  • Care in the home monitoring devices that have built in sim cards and seamlessly send various readings, such as Blood Pressure, to both the GP practice and the patient's App.

A pilot of all of the foregoing has commenced at Warrington, focusing on one of the most significant and complex major long term conditions - hypertension. There are three additional pilots addressing Diabetes, Pregnancy and Arthritis and the initial response is very positive.  The roll out of these pilots is a major focus for the Company.

While DXS continues to invest in R&D, management has planned an aggressive sales and marketing campaign to achieve significant revenue growth over the next three years.

The Board is focused on continuing to improve communication with shareholders and has introduced a programme of newsletters.  If you wish to be added to the circulation list of recipients please contact our office on +441252719800 or send an email to info@dxs-systems.co.uk.

David Immelman
CEO

INTERIM RESULTS TO 31 OCTOBER 2017

CONSOLIDATED PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT

for the six month period ended 31 October 2017

 
Unaudited Group
6 Months ended
31st Oct 2017
  Restated
Unaudited
6 Months ended
31st Oct 2016
 
Audited
Year to
30th April 2017
    £     £     £
Turnover 1,608,023   1,778,482   3,428,632
Cost of Sales (225,083)   (248,490)   (468.092)
  _________   _________   _________
  1,382,940   1,529.992   2,960,540
Administrative and Selling Expenses (1,471,154)   (1,458,747)   (2,945,032)
  _________   _________   _________
Operating Profit/(Loss) (88,214)   71,245   15,508
Other interest receivable and similar income 1,431   1,303   2,642
Interest payable and similar charges (5,497)   (8,916)   20,682
  _________   _________   _________
Profit / (Loss) on ordinary activities before taxation (92,280)   63,632   38,832
Taxation on ordinary activities 119,980   64,968   185,290
  _________   _________   _________
Profit  for the period 27,700   128,600   224,122
  =========   =========   =========
Profit per share          
basic 0.0p   0.4p   0.7p
fully diluted 0.0p   0.3p   0.6p
  =========   =========   =========


Notes:   
  All amounts relate to continuing activities.
  All recognised gains and losses are included in the profit and loss account.

.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

as at 31 October 2017

 
Unaudited
Group
31 Oct 2017
Restated
Unaudited
Group
31 Oct 2016

Restated
Audited Group
30 April 2017
    £   £   £
Fixed Assets      
Intangible Assets 2,646,290 2,281,234 2,460,085
Tangible Assets 848 6,755 3,253
  _________ _________ _________
  2,647,138 2,287,989 2,463,338
  _________ _________ _________
Current assets      
Debtors      
Amounts due in less than one year 1,551,359 371,486 1,376,513
Amounts due in more than one year 92,127 96,557 96,550
Cash at bank and in hand 135,602 361,314 165,736
  _________ _________ _________
  1,779,088 829,357 1,638,799
Creditors: amounts falling due within one year (1,364,634) (671,886) (1,123,277)
  _________ _________ _________
Net current liabilities 414,454 157,471 515,522
  _________ _________ _________
       
Total assets less current liabilities 3,061,592 2,445,460 2,978,860
Creditors: amounts falling due after more than one year (194,253) (91,849) (97,849)
Accruals and Deferred Income (948,677) (558,171) (990,049)
  _________ _________ _________
  1,918,662 1,795,440 1,890,962
  ========= ========= =========
Capital and reserves      
Called up share capital 110,174 110,174 110,174
Share Premium account 1,639,523 1,639,523 1,639,523
Provision for costs of share option awards 162,580 162,580 162,580
Profit and loss account 6,385 (116,837) (21,315)
  _________ _________ _________
Equity Shareholders Funds 1,918,662 1,795,440 1,890,962
  ========= ========= =========
       

The above figures have not been reviewed by the company's auditors LDP Luckmans.

The Directors of DXS International plc accept responsibility for this announcement

Contacts:

David Immelman, CE0 01252 719800
DXS International Plc  
www.dxs-systems.com  
   
Corporate Adviser  
City & Merchant Ltd 0207 101 7676
David Papworth  
020 7101 7676  
   

Notes to Editors

About DXS:

DXS International presents up to date treatment guidelines and recommendations, from Clinical Commissioning Groups and other trusted NHS sources, to doctors, nurses and pharmacists in their workflow and during the patient consultation. This effective clinical decision support ultimately translates to improved healthcare outcomes delivered more cost effectively which should significantly contribute towards the NHS achieving its projected efficiency savings.

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Last updated on: 01/02/2018

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