blinkx PLC Announces Results For The Year Ended 31 March 2013 Revenue up 73% year-on-year to $198m, adjusted* EBITDA more than doubled to $30m
LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
blinkx's year-end conference call will be webcast live at http://www.blinkx.com on 13 May, 2013
at 9:30 a.m. BST/4:30 a.m. EDT/1:30 a.m. PDT
blinkx PLC (BLNX.L), the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, today reported financial results for the year ended 31 March 2013.
Year ended Year ended 31 March 31 March 2013 2012 (unaudited) (audited) % $000 $000 Change Revenue 197,957 114,397 73% Profit before taxation - adjusted* 24,619 10,732 129% Profit before taxation 16,722 1,926 768% Adjusted* EBITDA 30,187 14,288 111% Cash 55,861 38,406 45% Earnings per share Cents Cents Basic - adjusted* 6.98 3.60 Basic 4.80 1.10 Diluted - adjusted* 6.84 3.52 Diluted 4.70 1.08
- Revenue increased by 73% to $198.0 million, from $114.4 million in FY2012
- Adjusted* EBITDA increased by 111% to $30.2 million, from $14.3 million in FY2012
- Adjusted* profit before tax of $24.6 million, an increase from $10.7 million in FY2012
- Basic earnings per share of 4.8 cents, a 336% increase from 1.1 cents in FY2012
- Net cash at year-end was $55.9 million, an increase from $38.4 million in FY2012
- Secured content and syndication partnerships, including Daily Motion, Kiplinger, Fox Sports, Sony and Popbox
- Added marquee brand advertisers, including Clorox, Kellogg, Nike, Disney, Gap, Siemens and Mattel
- Launched next generation of flagship video search and discovery engine, blinkx.com, optimized for mobile environments and integrated with social media platforms
- Achieved the front end integration of FY2012 acquisitions well ahead of schedule
- Completed the successful transition of the CEO and CFO roles
- Expanded the leadership team with key Marketing, Product and Technology executives
Commenting on the results, S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx, said: "This has been an exciting year for blinkx and we are delighted to report a record performance. The business demonstrated strong underlying growth, stability and efficiency, which was accelerated by the ahead-of-schedule integration of the acquisitions that we made last year. The scale, scope and reach of these acquisitions enabled us to serve a greater number of advertisements to a wider audience at robust monetization rates, which helped drive our growth.
Several structural trends are fueling the growth of the online advertising industry in general, and the video advertising sector in particular. These include widespread broadband adoption, the proliferation of connected devices and the rapid migration and consumption of video content online - all of which are prompting advertisers to follow audiences online. This year, the industry also benefited from the increase in advertising spend attributed to two high-profile events - the summer Olympics and the US political campaigns in a Presidential election cycle. We believe the market momentum underscores the vitality of the sector and of our business model. The opportunity for blinkx lies in maximizing yield through product innovation, expansion of its distribution channels and the capture of new and emerging revenue streams. Based on our capabilities and the fundamentals of the industry, we remain confident in our prospects and opportunities."
- This press release contains references to adjusted* EBITDA. This financial measure is not a measure that has any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and is therefore referred to as a non-GAAP measure. The non-GAAP measures used by blinkx may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies.
- Adjusted* EBITDA is defined as Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock based compensation expense, and acquisition and exceptional costs. Management believes that this measure is a useful supplemental metric as it provides an indication of the results generated by the Company's principal business activities prior to consideration of how the results are impacted by one time exceptional charges, how the results are taxed in various jurisdictions, or how the results are affected by the accounting standards associated with the Group's stock based compensation plan.
These results underscore the success of the Company's core strategic focus, which has been to create a significant, scalable and growing ecosystem of audience, content providers, advertising networks and advertisers, which is becoming video enabled. The acquisitions we made in FY2012 enabled us to develop an expanded set of opportunities to syndicate content and increase our audience reach for advertisers. Our forward strategy and growth are based on further monetizing this opportunity, while also expanding the ecosystem to include rapidly proliferating form factors, such as tablets and smartphones.
During the period, the company was proud to unveil the next generation of its flagship video search and discovery technology at blinkx.com. With an eye to the growing mobile market, the new site was built from the ground up for use on connected devices, with a simple, elegant user interface that is touch optimized for continuous video discovery and streaming, and offers easy personalization tools and integration with social networks. The upgraded search and discovery functionality is currently being rolled out to our syndication partners and affiliates.
Over the year, we have continued to build on our leadership position in the online video market. We progressed our cross-platform distribution strategy by mobile-enabling our syndication partners and securing Connected TV partnerships with Sony and Popbox. We also expanded our index of premium content through agreements with Kiplinger, Daily Motion and XOS Sports, among others. This combination of top tier professional content, broad distribution and our patented video search, discovery and advertising platform and products, helped us attract new and repeat marquee brand advertisers, such as Disney, Gap and Siemens.
There are four structural trends driving the growth of the online video sector in which blinkx operates.
First, broadband and high-speed mobile networks are becoming increasingly prevalent. Reliable, high speed connectivity means that an ever growing volume of rich media is being consumed online, with estimates predicting that by 2016, 1.2 million minutes of video will traverse the Internet every second.
Second, there is an ongoing move to video-enable the Text Web. Websites from a decade ago resembled a static page from a magazine. Today, consumers expect rich media to be part of their online experience, and destination sites position video content prominently to enhance and complement their text content - whether a cooking blog that offers video on how to prepare ingredients, or a professional news outlet with video footage of breaking news stories.
Third, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets is accelerating access to high-speed mobile networks and enabling consumers to watch video content anytime, anywhere. According to Cisco, video consumption accounted for 51% of overall Internet traffic in 2012, and is expected to grow to 55% by 2016.
Finally, advertisers have increased budgets to address the growing online video audience - 1.3 billion viewers worldwide in 2012, according to comScore. Online video presents a powerful opportunity for advertisers because it combines the emotive, storytelling, brand-building power of TV with the measurability and targeting power of the Internet. blinkx's patented CORE technology remains unique in being able to analyse video on the Web and place contextually relevant advertisements, resulting in highly targeted and effective marketing campaigns for advertisers.
While online video advertising spend is still only a fraction of conventional TV spend, the trends are clear and compelling - major brands are embracing the format and spend is graduating from experimental to incremental budgets. We believe that online video budgets will begin to complement and even cannibalize TV spend in the future.
blinkx is well positioned to capitalize on the market opportunity. In the last financial year, the combination of the underlying structural growth in our markets, coupled with the accelerating contribution from successfully integrated prior year acquisitions, plus one-off benefits from the Olympics and US Presidential elections - which we estimate at around a tenth of our FY2013 revenue, enhanced the growth of the company. Industry reports indicate the market outlook remains fundamentally positive in the coming year, based on observed trends in both consumer and advertiser behaviour. Within this sector, blinkx has a number of well-defined revenue opportunities, covering the gamut of product innovation and expanded distribution. We expect to exceed projected industry growth rates, given the scale, scope and reach of our operations.
Since inception, blinkx has spent almost $60 million in capital investment on research, development and infrastructure to build and enhance blinkx CORE, (COncept Recognition Engine) its patented video engine. blinkx CORE solves the challenges inherent in processing, managing and monetizing all forms of rich media. It comprises speech recognition, visual and text analysis to enable blinkx to understand video at a greater level of depth and accuracy than any other offering on the market. This deep, granular understanding of rich media enables blinkx to process, monetize and deliver video and audio content in unique ways, and to capitalize on the true potential of video in the four screen world of PCs, Tablets, Smartphones and Connected TV.
blinkx's advertising platform, AdHoc, is built on CORE. AdHoc is unique because it leverages CORE's patented speech recognition, visual analysis and concept recognition technology to match emotive, compelling rich media advertisements to online audiences, resulting in more effective brand marketing for advertisers and, most importantly, an engaging experience for consumers. In FY2013, AdHoc enabled us to attract new and repeat marquee brand advertisers, including Clorox, Kellogg, Nike, Mattel and P&G.
blinkx.com, our flagship consumer site, also leverages CORE technology to provide video search and discovery technology to users. During the period, we launched the next generation blinkx.com, which showcases our upgraded video search, discovery and viewing experience, with recommendation and personalization features that can be easily integrated across a users' social graph. The new site was built using responsive design, with an interface that is touch-optimized for effortless navigation on smartphone and tablet devices, resulting in a significant increase in mobile usage. The upgraded search and discovery functionality is currently being rolled out to our syndication and affiliate partners. blinkx CORE also powers video search and discovery for some of the Internet's largest properties, including AOL and Ask.
The vast majority of our revenue is generated from advertising that is sold both directly and sourced from third parties. Through organic growth, selective acquisitions and unique technological capabilities, we have created a growing ecosystem of audience, content providers, and advertisers that we continue to video-enable.
The successful integration of the acquisitions has brought us access to vast networks of text-oriented sites and the potential to deliver video content and advertising to over 3,000 new web publishers, syndication partners and affiliates. In addition to massive scale, with access to billions of potential advertising interactions annually, the integrations have significantly broadened the scope of advertising products we are able to offer our customers, and boosted our reach to tens of millions of unique users per month.
Today, however, we monetize only a fraction of the total ad interactions that we now have access to as a result of the acquisitions. This represents a captive, organic growth opportunity for the company. We see the exploitation of the un-monetized interactions, through a growing stable of content and advertising, as a tangible commercial opportunity.
As previously, Subhransu ("Brian") Mukherjee, who was the COO of blinkx, was appointed CEO and elected to the Board of Directors as an Executive Member. Suranga Chandratillake, the Founder and CEO of the Company, assumed the role of President and Chief Strategy Officer and continues to serve as an Executive Member on its Board. Jonathan Spira, former CFO, stepped down as of 30 November, 2012. Edward Reginelli, formerly Senior Vice President and Group Controller at blinkx, succeeded Mr. Spira as CFO. As demonstrated by the performance of the company, the transition within the executive management team has been completed smoothly.
During a period of transition and growth, the Company has made significant investment in management bandwidth and expertise in Technology, Product and Marketing by bringing on board three seasoned executives who will play important roles in building the business and growing the company though existing initiatives and new market opportunities.
Dan Slivjanovski joined as Senior Vice President, Marketing, bringing over 15 years of executive experience in digital marketing, management consulting and integrated agency services to his new role. Technology veteran Gerry Louw was hired as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations. Mr. Louw has driven enterprise-level change and innovation across a wide spectrum of businesses, including Video Monitoring Services (VMS) and Agency.com. Most recently, we announced the appointment of Trent Wheeler, a product expert, from Rovi Corporation as Senior Vice President, Product.
For the financial year ended 31 March 2013 (FY2013), revenue totaled $198.0 million, an increase of 73% over the $114.4 million in revenue reported for the year ended 31 March 2012 (FY2012). Revenue benefited from strong underlying growth, which was accelerated by the ahead-of-schedule integration of the acquisitions and two high-profile events during the year, namely the summer Olympics and the US presidential election cycle. Over 95% of blinkx's revenue is generated from online advertising. Technology and services related to managing digital assets and advertising spend make up the remainder of the revenue stream. The Company's advertising products broadly fall into two categories: Premium and Conventional. Premium includes high value, ad units such as video, rich media, social, text and mobile, which are directly sold or sourced from third parties, such as advertising trading platforms. Conventional revenues are generated from high volume ad units - generally banner ads. Our goal is to monetize the un-monetized interactions available to us, and convert conventional revenues to premium revenues through video enabling our syndicate partners and affiliates.
Profit from operations before acquisition and exceptional cost was $24.6 million for FY2013, an increase of 135% over $10.4 million for FY2012. The operating profit margin improvement resulted from the benefit of operational gearing, as the profit from additional revenue growth has outpaced cost and expense trends.
Adjusted net profit before acquisition costs, exceptional and integration costs, amortisation of purchased intangibles and other income for FY2013 was $25.2 million (FY2012: $12.7 million). Net profit for FY2013 was $17.4 million (FY2012: $3.9 million).
Adjusted basic earnings per share for FY2013 was 6.98 cents (FY2012: 3.60 cents), 4.80 cents basic earnings per share (FY2012: 1.10 cents), 6.84 cents adjusted fully diluted (FY2012: 3.52 cents) and 4.70 cents fully diluted (FY2012: 1.08 cents).
blinkx's cash balance at 31 March 2013 was $55.9 million (31 March 2012: $38.4 million) benefiting from strong cash conversion efforts.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT (UNAUDITED)
Results for the year to 31 March 2013
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Year ended Year ended 31 March 31 March 2013 2012 (reclassified**) Note $'000 $'000 Revenue: continuing operations 197,957 114,397 Cost of revenue 9 (97,006) (46,604) Research and development (15,050) (10,526) Sales and marketing 9 (51,112) (39,774) Administrative expenses (10,208) (7,047) Total cost and expenses (173,376) (103,951) Profit from operations before acquisition and exceptional costs* 24,581 10,446 Amortisation of purchased intangibles Research and development (1,629) (1,708) Sales and marketing (3,749) (2,353) (5,378) (4,061) Acquisition and exceptional costs 7 (3,276) (4,745) Profit from operations 15,927 1,640 Other income 757 - Net investment revenue 38 286 Profit before taxation 16,722 1,926 Tax 3 634 1,962 Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent before acquisition and exceptional costs and other income* 25,253 12,694 Profit for the year attributable to equity holders of the parent 17,356 3,888 Note Cents Cents Earnings per share Adjusted basic* 4 6.98 3.60 Basic 4 4.80 1.10 Adjusted diluted* 4 6.84 3.52 Diluted 4 4.70 1.08
*Adjusted for acquisition and exceptional charges of $3.3m (2012:$4.7m), amortization of purchased intangibles of $5.4m (2012: $4.7m) and other income of $0.8m (2012: nil)
** Income statement includes reclassification of certain cost of revenue and sales and marketing expenses as detailed in note 9.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Results for the year to 31 March 2013
Year Year ended ended 31 31 March March 2013 2012 $'000 $'000 Profit for the year 17,356 3,888 Exchange difference on translation of foreign operations (1,456) (295) Total comprehensive income for the year, net of related tax effects 15,900 3,593
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET (UNAUDITED)
As at 31 March 2013
Year ended Year ended 31 March 31 March 2013 2012 Note $'000 $'000 ASSETS Non-current assets Goodwill 49,080 48,878 Intangible assets 24,678 29,651 Property, plant and equipment 2,103 2,275 Other receivables 100 250 Deferred tax asset 10,983 7,076 86,944 88,130 Current assets Trade receivables 29,902 21,950 Other receivables 5,657 3,803 Cash and cash equivalents 55,861 38,406 91,420 64,159 Total assets 178,364 152,289 LIABILITIES Current liabilities Trade and other payables (32,822) (25,465) Non-current liabilities Deferred tax liability - (1,732) Other payables (551) (474) Total liabilities (33,373) (27,671) Net assets 144,991 124,618 Shareholders' equity Share capital 5 6,850 6,837 Share premium account 101,975 101,552 Shares to be issued 6 750 754 Stock compensation reserve 13,975 11,938 Currency translation reserve (9,293) (7,837) Merger reserve 33,089 33,089 Retained loss (2,355) (21,715) Total equity 144,991 124,618
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT (UNAUDITED)
Results for the year to 31 March 2013
Year ended Year ended 31 March 31 March 2013 2013 $'000 $'000 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES Profit from operations 15,927 1,640 Adjustments for: Depreciation and amortization 8,947 6,379 Share based payments 2,037 1,524 Non-cash acquisition and exceptional costs 2,676 - Foreign exchange gain (178) (453) Operating cash flows before movements in working capital 29,409 9,090 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Increase in trade and other receivables (9,534) (642) Increase in trade and other payables 6,944 356 Net cash generated by operations 26,819 8,804 Income taxes paid (4,833) - Net cash generated by operating activities 21,986 8,804 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES Interest received 38 286 Purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangibles (3,989) (5,950) Acquisitions, net of cash acquired 250 (33,406) Net cash used in investment activities (3,701) (39,070) CASHFLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES Net payments on finance lease (171) (148) Proceeds from issuance of shares 432 15,264 Net cash generated in financing activities 261 15,116 Net increase / (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 18,546 (15,150) Beginning cash and cash equivalents 38,406 52,809 Effect of foreign exchange on cash and cash equivalents (1,091) 747 Ending cash and cash equivalents 55,861 38,406
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (UNAUDITED)
Results for the year to 31 March 2013
Ordinary Share Shares Stock share premium to be compensation capital account issued reserve Note $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Balance as at 31 March 2011 6,398 86,443 - 9,968 Net profit for the year - - - - Other comprehensive income - - - - Total comprehensive income for the year - - - - Issue of shares, net of costs 439 15,109 - - Shares to be issued - - 754 - Share based payment - acquisition related - - - 446 Share based payments 2 - - - 1,524 Tax movement on share options - - - - Balance as at 31 March 2012 6,837 101,552 754 11,938 Net profit for the year - - - - Other comprehensive income - - - - Total comprehensive income for the year - - - - Issue of shares, net of costs 5 13 423 (4) - Share based payments 2 - - - 2,037 Tax movement on share options - - - - Balance as at 31 March 2013 6,850 101,975 750 13,975
Currency translation Merger Retained reserve reserve loss Total Note $'000 $'000 $'000 $'000 Balance as at 31 March 2011 (7,542) (4,323) (25,530) 65,414 Net profit for the year - - 3,888 3,888 Other comprehensive income (295) - - (295) Total comprehensive income for the year (295) - 3,888 3,593 Issue of shares, net of costs - 37,412 - 52,960 Shares to be issued - - - 754 Share based payment - acquisition related - - - 446 Share based payments 2 - - - 1,524 Tax movement on share options - - (73) (73) Balance as at 31 March 2012 (7,837) 33,089 (21,715) 124,618 Net profit for the year - - 17,356 17,356 Other comprehensive income (1,456) - - (1,456) Total comprehensive income for the year (1,456) - 17,356 15,900 Issue of shares, net of costs 5 - - - 432 Share based payments 2 - - - 2,037 Tax movement on share options - - 2,004 2,004 Balance as at 31 March 2013 (9,293) 33,089 (2,355) 144,991
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1. Basis of preparation
While the financial information included in this preliminary announcement has been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement criteria of International Accounting Reporting Standards (IFRSs), this announcement does not itself contain sufficient information to comply with IFRSs. The Company will publish full financial statements that comply with IFRSs.
The financial information set out in this unaudited announcement does not constitute the Company's statutory accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 or 31 March 2012, within the meaning of Section 435 of the Companies Act 2006. The audit of the statutory accounts for the year ended 31 March 2013 is not yet complete. These accounts will be finalised on the basis of the financial information presented by the directors in this unaudited announcement and will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies following the Company's annual general meeting.
The financial information for the year ended 31 March 2012 is derived from the statutory accounts for that year which have been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The Group's auditor issued a report on those financial statements that was unqualified and did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain a statement under section 489 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.
The directors have considered the financial resources of the Group and the risks associated with doing business in the current economic environment and believe the Group is well placed to manage these risks successfully. In doing this the board has prepared a business plan and cash flow forecast setting out key business assumptions, including the rate of revenue growth, operating margins and cost control. The directors have considered these assumptions to be reasonable and that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future being a period of no less than 12 months from the date of this announcement. Accordingly, they continue to adopt the going concern basis in preparing these financial statements.
2. Share-based payments
Included within cost and expenses are the following amounts in respect of share based payments:
Year ended Year ended 31 March 31 March 2013 2012 (unaudited) (audited) $'000 $'000 Sales and marketing 1,105 975 Research and development 668 315 Administrative expenses 264 234 2,037 1,524
The tax credit of $0.6m (2012: $2.0m), includes recognition of a $3.5m credit to fully recognize the deferred tax asset in the US business and a $0.5m prior period adjustment.
4. Earnings per share
The calculation of the basic and diluted earnings per share is based on the following information.
Year ended Year ended 31 March 31 March 2013 2012 (unaudited) (audited) $'000 $'000 Profit Profit used in calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share 17,356 3,888 Profit used in calculation of adjusted basic earnings per share 25,253 12,694 shares shares Number of shares Weighted average number of shares for the purpose of basic and adjusted* basic earnings per share 361,955,834 352,653,116 Weighted average number of shares for the purpose of diluted and adjusted* diluted earnings per share 369,116,636 360,300,309
*Adjusted for acquisition and exceptional costs of $3.3m (2012:$4.7m), amortization of purchased intangibles of $5.4m (2012: $4.1m) and benefit from other income of $0.8m (2012:$nil)
5. Share capital
The issuance of shares in the period relates to the issuance of 1,637 shares to the former shareholders of Burst Media Corporation and 804,071 shares on the exercise of employee share options.
6. Shares to be issued
The shares to be issued reserve relates to shares which are expected to be issued to former Burst shareholders, as part of the consideration, who have not yet submitted the paperwork to effect the exchange of Burst shares for blinkx shares.
7. Acquisition and exceptional costs
Acquisition and exceptional charges of $3.3 million (2012: $4.7m) have been separately identified on the face of the income statement. These charges included post acquisition remuneration, one time write down of a prepaid distribution charge, onerous facility cost, severance and professional services.
8. Acquisition of subsidiaries
On 9 November 2011 the group acquired 100% of the issued share capital of Prime Visibility Media Group Inc., an online advertising network and digital advertising agency.
Fair values of purchased assets and liabilities:
Provisional Adjustment to FV @ date FV @ Final of purchase March 2013 Fair Value $ million $ million $ million Intangibles 12.6 - 12.6 Other assets 5.7 - 5.7 Deferred tax asset 1.7 (0.2) 1.5 Cash 0.7 - 0.7 Trade & other payables (7.3) - (7.3) Total identifiable assets 13.4 (0.2) 13.2 Goodwill 21.4 0.2 21.6 Total consideration 36.0 * - 36.0 *
*The fair value of the $36.0 million consideration paid comprises cash paid of $31 million; deferred consideration provisionally determined of $3.8 million; and prepaid post acquisition remuneration of $1.2 million.
The $0.2 million adjustment to fair values relates to a deferred tax asset valuation adjustment.
The measurement period relating to the PVMG acquisition is now complete so no further purchase adjustments will be posted to the fair values.
9. Standardisation of expense classifications on integration
As part of the process of integrating those companies acquired in fiscal year 2012, the company has been aligning its accounting policies to ensure consistent expense classifications across the expanded Group. The accounting policies are included in full in the annual report, which does not form part of this preliminary announcement. Certain prior year marketing and advertising expenses totaling $7.3 million have been reclassified according to blinkx accounting policies from Cost of revenue to the Sales and Marketing line. This expense reclassification does not impact revenue, operating profits, basic earnings per share or diluted earnings per share as previously reported.
Year ended Year ended 31-Mar 31-Mar 2012 2012 (As previously reported) Reclassification (reclassified) $'000 $'000 $'000 Cost of revenue (53,904) 7,300 (46,604) Sales and marketing (32,474) (7,300) (39,774)
10. Related party transactions
For the purposes of IAS 24 Related Party Disclosures, the directors are considered to be the Group's key management personnel. Their remuneration is detailed below. There were no other related party transactions in either the current year or prior year.
Remuneration of the Directors was as follows:
Year ended Year ended 31 March 31 March 2013 2012 (unaudited) (audited) $'000 $'000 Anthony Bettencourt 57 55 Suranga Chandratillake 411 397 Michael Lynch 57 55 Subhransu ("Brian") Mukherjee 555 n/a Mark Opzoomer 57 55 1,137 562
The non-executive directors fees are £50,000 per annum as of 1 March 2013 (2012: £35,000). The increase shown in the above table of the dollar equivalent is a result of exchange rates.
Details of share options granted to the Directors are set out below. No Directors' share options were cancelled or lapsed, or changed, during the fiscal year. Vesting and exercise of options is subject to continued employment.
At 31 March At 31 March 2012 Granted Exercised 2013 Number Number Number Number Suranga Chandratillake 4,476,057 350,000 - 4,826,057 Michael Lynch 35,248 - (35,248) - Subhransu ("Brian") Mukherjee 80,000 2,500,000 - 2,580,000
The total gain on exercise of share options by Directors was $13,362 (2012: $851,045). None of the directors has pension, retirement or similar entitlement. No payment or awards were made to former Directors during the year.
It is not anticipated that there will be any significant changes to the Directors' remuneration in the current year.
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