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eEnergy Group PLC

16 March 2022

16 March 2022

eEnergy Group plc

("eEnergy" or "the Group")

Results for the six months ended 31 December 2021

eEnergy Group plc (AIM: EAAS), the digital energy services company, is pleased to announce its interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2021.

Financial Highlights for the six months ended 31 December 2021:

   --    Revenue for the enlarged Group up 42% to GBP9.6 million (H1 FY21: GBP6.8 million). 

-- Energy Management revenue increased to GBP4.8 million (H1 FY21: GBP0.2 million) through underlying annualised growth of 25%, the inclusion of Beond for the full period and the acquisition of UtilityTeam in September 2021.

-- Energy Efficiency revenue of GBP4.8 million was stable with H2 FY21 but down 28% on H1 FY21 (GBP6.6 million), primarily as a result of the catch up effect in H1 FY21 of projects delayed from the first Covid lockdown.

-- Group gross margin increased in the period to 57.6 % (H1 FY21: 38.2%) due to the change in sales mix towards Energy Management.

   --    Adjusted EBITDA(1) up 117% to GBP0.8 million (H1 FY21: GBP0.4 million). 
   --    Profit before exceptional items(2) of GBP0.2 million (H1 FY21 GBP0.1 million). 

-- Cash at bank GBP2.6 million (30 June 2021: GBP3.3 million) and net debt (including IFRS 16 lease liabilities) of GBP1.1 million (30 June 2021: net cash GBP0.8 million).

Operational Highlights:

-- Successful integration of Beond and advanced integration of UtilityTeam, both performing ahead of management's expectations.

-- Increased stake in MY ZeERO from 37.5% to 51% following the successful completion of specific development milestones.

-- Contracted forward revenue(3) increased 205% to GBP18.3 million (31 December 2020: GBP6.0 million).

-- Accelerating pipeline for Energy Efficiency projects - higher value of investment grade proposals(4) issued in H1 FY22 than in the whole of FY21.

   --    Now ranked as a Top 5 Energy Management provider in the UK by Cornwall Insight. 
   --    Delivered the first integrated onsite solar generation and lighting replacement project 

-- Secured and installed the first standalone energy data and insights contract for a multi academy trust.

-- 108 LED lighting installations completed at schools and businesses in the UK & Ireland in H1 FY22 (H1 FY21: 111).

-- 132 MY ZeERO eMeters installed and a further 260 installed or awaiting installation at 28 February 2022.

Highlights post period end

-- Successfully refinanced all our secured debt with Silicon Valley Bank in February 2022. The GBP5 million revolving credit facility is at a significantly lower average cost of finance and provides much more flexibility.

-- The Company is now able to provide its clients with onsite solar generation and intends to add electric vehicle charging solutions to its offering by the end of FY22.

Full year outlook

-- The Group has a growing pipeline of opportunities, which is expected to generate incremental revenue in H2 FY22.

-- There are clearly risks outside of the Group's control, including challenges to contracting new energy supply contracts in the current market environment and timing of customer decisions on Energy Efficiency contracts and installations . However, on balance, and given the full period contribution from UtilityTeam and the strength of the Group's pipeline of opportunities, the Board expects to trade in line with the current market expectations for FY22.

Harvey Sinclair, CEO of eEnergy, commented :

" eEnergy has made robust progress over the last six months, having successfully integrated the teams at Beond and UtilityTeam, both of which are performing well and ahead of our expectations. Moreover, we are seeing strong momentum with our customers engaging with our newly rolled outsmart metering and energy efficiency as-a-service solutions.

Whilst the volatile market environment represents risks for our business, the ongoing energy crisis and the resulting increase in energy prices has provided an inflection point for our business. Our customers recognise the commercial significance of reducing energy wastage now more than ever. We are one of the only businesses that enable customers to reduce their energy consumption as well as generate their own energy without the need for capital investment.

Additionally, the broader macro conditions and clear regulatory drivers continue to be a tailwind for the business, and the Board believes this provides the Group with improved organic structural growth drivers. "

Investor Presentation

CEO Harvey Sinclair and CFO Ric Williams will provide a live presentation relating to the interim results via the Investor Meet Company platform on 16 March 2022 at 09:00am GMT.

The presentation is open to all existing and potential shareholders. Questions can be submitted at any time during the live presentation.

Investors can sign up to Investor Meet Company for free and add to meet eEnergy Group plc via: https://www.investormeetcompany.com/eenergy-group-plc/register-investor

Note: (1) Adjusted EBITDA is Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation before exceptional items, which are transaction-related items, incremental integration and restructuring costs and share based payment expenses.

Note (2) Profit before exceptional items is the profit before tax and before the exceptional items listed in Note 1.

Note (3) Contracted forward revenue is based upon our expectations of energy consumption by our clients under contract plus the revenue to be earned from energy efficiency contracts that have been signed but not yet installed.

Note (4) An investment grade proposal is a written proposal issued to an engaged client after we have completed an investment grade audit of the client's site.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014, as it forms part of UK Domestic Law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain. The person responsible for arranging for the release of this announcement on behalf of eEnergy is Ric Williams, Chief Financial Officer.


 eEnergy Group plc                                    Tel: +44 20 7078 
 Harvey Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer             info@eenergyplc.com 
  Ric Williams, Chief Financial Officer                www.eenergyplc.com 
  Crispin Goldsmith, Chief Strategy & Commercial 
 Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser            Tel: +44 20 7496 
  and Joint Broker)                                    3000 
 Justin McKeegan/Mark Taylor/Asha Chotai (Corporate 
  Tom Salvesen (Corporate Broking) 
 Turner Pope Investments (Joint Broker)               Tel: +44 20 3657 
 Andy Thacker/James Pope                              info@turnerpope.com 
 Tavistock (Financial PR and IR)                      Tel: +44 20 7920 
 Jos Simson/Heather Armstrong/Katie Hopkins           eEnergy@t avistock.co.uk 

About eEnergy Group plc

eEnergy (AIM: EAAS) is a digital energy services company, empowering organisations to achieve Net Zero by tackling energy waste and transitioning to clean energy, without the need for upfront investment. It is making Net Zero possible and profitable for all organisations in four ways:

-- Transition to the lowest cost clean energy through our digital procurement platform and energy management services.

-- Tackle energy waste with granular data and insight on energy use and dynamic energy management.

   --    Reduce energy use with the right energy efficiency solutions without upfront cost. 
   --    Reach Net Zero with onsite renewable generation and EV charging. 

eEnergy currently manages 5.3TWh of energy for 2,200 customers across the public and private sectors.

eEnergy has been awarded The Green Economy Mark by London Stock Exchange.


Chief Executive's Statement

The first half of our FY22 financial year has been a period in which we have made significant steps in integrating the Group. We have expanded our services and customer base and aligned our broader strategy to become a leading integrated energy efficiency and management business. The acquisition of UtilityTeam has brought us a commercial edge to our Energy Management business, including scale and a significant opportunity to cross-sell our products and services to our growing customer base. Whilst H1 FY22 may have felt like we were "treading water" in Energy Efficiency, the resumption of face to face marketing to the education sector and the success in establishing a broader set of channels to market means that our pipeline of proposals and opportunities is at a record high.


Our strategy since Admission has been to assemble, through organic growth and acquisition, a balanced portfolio of energy and carbon reduction solutions, to diversify the Group, improve its quality of earnings and generate scale with a view to helping schools and businesses achieve the Net Zero goals. eEnergy now has the ability to offer customers a broad range of products and services and expertise in energy management and efficiency and intelligent measurement and analysis, cultivating a large and relevant customer base to which the Group is cross-selling by delivering its end-to-end offering. 44% of our Top 50 clients are actively engaged in procuring significant additional services from the Group.

With the acquisition and integration of UtilityTeam we have established the foundation for how we support our clients in their journey to Net Zero across the business. With this now complete, we continue to build upon this base with an increased focus on channel partners and relationships which means we can scale the business more effectively and build relationships with customers who can benefit from the breadth of our offering rather than just a single solution.

We completed our first integrated onsite solar generation and LED lighting project in H1 FY22 and we have proposals of significant value that include onsite solar generation which we hope to secure and deliver before the end of FY22. As energy prices move inexorably higher we believe that the combination of being able to install local solar generation alongside energy reduction projects like LED, all on a capital free basis, is a compelling proposition for the market. Onsite solar generation is relevant to the vast majority of our clients and we have active engagement with clients for projects worth over GBP7 million. We are also exploring opportunities to ensure that we secure more of the value gained through the installation of onsite solar generation, which may include acquiring the right solar partner.

As previously disclosed, the Group also intends to add electric vehicle charging solutions to its offering by the end of FY22. The structural and regulatory growth drivers that the Group is exposed to remain highly attractive and will support Management's growth ambitions over the medium term.

Acquisition criteria

We have a clearly stated acquisition strategy with focused criteria, including to:

   --    building capability in renewables; 
   --    target high growth, strong and aligned leadership ideally with proprietary technologies; and 
   --    execute transactions that are earnings accretive and cash generative. 

We will seek to target acquisitions based on maintainable EBITDA multiples, with earnout and lock-ins for key management.

To date, the Group has utilised flexible acquisition structures, involving a mix of consideration shares and cash. The Group intends to continue to utilise such structures and where cash is paid using available debt facilities, to limit Group net leverage to no more than 2x EBITDA.

Energy Market conditions

We have seen extreme volatility in the UK and European energy markets for a number of months, and more recently exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. We have been advising our clients for some time that higher energy prices are with us for the foreseeable future, and that this only makes the savings achievable from implementing energy efficiency measures that much greater. The volatility in the market, including the risk of failure of some energy suppliers, also emphasises the advantage we have from our technology and consulting led Energy Management business, where customers are increasingly looking for greater insight on consumption, efficiency and risk management. However, the recent issues around security of supply have meant that despite us having consultancy agreements in place with our clients we have not always been able to lock in their future energy supply. This is due to the effective closure of the market with suppliers unwilling to price customers' demand in the short term. Whilst we have seen some easing of these conditions in the past few days, the market remains susceptible to change as events in Ukraine trigger a broader political and economic response.

Trading performance

Energy Management

Beond's first year

We acquired Beond in December 2020 to be the bedrock for our Energy Management business and it has performed very well, delivering Adjusted EBITDA 25% ahead of our acquisition base case in the first year. This strong performance has been driven by increased revenues as we have expanded the services our clients pay for complemented by operating efficiencies in how we deliver those services. In addition, we have delivered the automation of key data collection and manipulation processes as well as our online customer platform.


We completed the acquisition of UtilityTeam in September 2021 and trading to date has exceeded our expectations, although the much larger size of UtilityTeam's key contracts brings positives and negatives. The UtilityTeam contracts are typically longer and larger than the more diversified portfolio of contracts in Beond and the customers demand a broader range of services. However, whilst we have good visibility of our pipeline and have not seen any increase in customer churn, the disruption in the marketplace we are currently seeing has resulted in a delay in signing some larger contracts which, in turn, has a bearing on the timing of revenue as we recognise c20% of the contract value on signing.


Following the successful completion of specific development milestones in October 2021 eEnergy increased its stake in MY ZeERO from 37.5% to 51%. We signed and then installed our first standalone monitoring and data insights as a service contract with a multi academy trust in December 2021 and at 31 December 2021 had 132 eMeters installed. Client demand is strong and we have installed or secured orders for another 260 eMeters as at 11 March 2022 and expect to have installed over 1,000 eMeters by the end of June from a sales pipeline of c.GBP1.8 million.

Energy Efficiency

We provide schools, businesses and other organisations with the right energy efficiency solutions (such as LED lighting) to reduce their energy usage with no upfront cost as the client pays for our solution over a fixed term (typically five - seven years) where the regular payment is always less than the savings on their energy.

Due to the difficult market conditions brought about by the third national Covid lockdown in early 2021 the financial performance of the Energy Efficiency business in H1 FY22 was stable at the level we achieved in H2 FY21 but behind that seen in H1 FY21, a period that benefited significantly from the "catch up" of projects from the first Covid lockdown into the summer of 2020.

Access to potential clients changed significantly in October and November 2021 as we were able to engage in face-to-face marketing at events and conferences, which is a key direct sales channel for the education marketplace. As a result, we achieved our lead generation targets for the whole of FY22 by Christmas and the pipeline of proposals and opportunities at 31 December 2021 was at a record high. Momentum has continued since the end of the calendar year and the pipeline has grown further still. The focus is now on completing the committed installations by the end of FY22 and continuing to develop our pipeline of opportunities. Together with securing projects through key channel partners, the success in securing the first phase with a number of large multi academy trusts gives us confidence in a significantly improved outcome for H2 FY22.

In Ireland the impact of the Covid restrictions on our ability to secure leads, convert opportunities and install projects continued throughout 2021 and were more severe than in the UK, with revenue falling 18% compared with H1 FY21. Having brought Ireland into the unified management structure and with those Covid restrictions starting to ease, we are now seeing the volume of sales increasing in line with our expectations.

Management team and structure

The acquisition of UtilityTeam allowed us to further strengthen the management structure and we welcomed Delvin Lane and Simon Smith as Managing Directors for each of the Energy Management and Energy Efficiency businesses respectively. Whilst focused on the solutions each of these businesses deliver Delvin and Simon work collaboratively to ensure that we are delivering integrated solutions to our top 50 strategic clients, those who have the greatest need for our end-to-end solutions.

Full Year Outlook

Our strategy is on track and the Group has a growing pipeline of opportunities for the remainder of the financial year across both our Energy Efficiency and Energy Management divisions. Our new business targets are well covered and we have issued more Energy Efficiency proposals in H1 FY22 than in the whole of FY21.

Our contracted forward revenues (based on current expected consumption for Energy Management clients), as at 31 December 2021 of GBP18.3 million over five years (up 205% from 31 December 2020). Of that GBP18.3 million, GBP5.3 million is expected to be recognised as revenue in H2 FY22 and GBP6.5 million recognised in FY23.

eEnergy continues to make significant strategic progress towards its stated goal to provide a simple, end to end solution to organisations and companies wanting an economic and effective path to Net Zero emissions. We have grown our customer base, evolved our service offering and have exposure to some of the largest structural growth trends in the energy segment. Our focus on cross-selling to our existing customers (with whom we are actively engaged in over GBP17 million of opportunities) and cultivating new customers across both divisions is creating new opportunities for the Group to drive further profitable growth.

There are clearly risks that are outside of the control of the Group, including the global consequences of continued war in Ukraine and the timing of customer decisions on Energy Efficiency contracting and installations but on balance, and given the full period contribution from UtilityTeam and the strength of our pipeline of opportunities, the Board expects to trade in-line with market expectations for the current financial year.

Harvey Sinclair

Chief Executive Officer

16 March 2022

Note: (1) Profit before exceptional items is the profit before tax excluding transaction-related items, incremental integration and restructuring costs and share based payment expenses.

Chief Financial Officer's Statement

The financial performance of the Group for the interim period has been broadly in line with our expectations. The acquisition of UtilityTeam in September and the related Placing that we completed has strengthened our overall financial position and has contributed to the continued growth in revenue and profitability.

Financial position and liquidity

Our closing cash at the end of December 2021 was GBP2.6 million (30 June 2021: GBP3.3 million) and our debt balances (GBP3.7 million at 31 December 2021, including IFRS 16 lease liabilities) were predominantly long term in nature. In February 2022 we completed the refinancing of all of our secured debt with Silicon Valley Bank as part of a GBP5 million committed revolving credit facility which provides more flexibility at a significantly lower average cost of finance.

During H1 FY22 the impact of the shift from energy suppliers paying commission income in advance to favouring paying in arrears became more pronounced and was a particular factor in the reduction to our period end cash balance. Whilst the working capital profile has changed there is no reduction to the overall cash commission that the Group receives over the life of the effected contracts.

The Board seeks to take a prudent approach to working capital management, with ongoing monitoring of our financial position and scenario analysis to reflect downside risk cases that may arise from potential disruption to the business, whether from the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic or the volatility in the energy market. Having considered management's assessment of potential scenarios, the Board is confident that the Group has sufficient financial resources and headroom within its debt facilities (including the ability to meet its debt covenants) for the foreseeable future.

Financial overview

The overall 42% increase in revenue reflects a stronger than expected performance in Energy Management as well as the trading to date from the acquisition of UtilityTeam in September 2021 and slightly weaker than expected revenue in Energy Efficiency due to the drag on lead generation earlier in 2021.

Energy Management

-- Revenue for H1 FY22 was GBP4.8 million (H1 FY21: GBP0.2 million) reflecting strong annualised growth of 25% following the acquisition of Beond in December 2020 and the contribution from UtilityTeam from its acquisition in September 2021.

-- Contracted forward revenues of GBP17.0 million at 31 December 2021, up 250% (31 December 2020 GBP4.9 million).

-- Operating EBITDA margin for H1 FY22 was 29.8% (H1 FY21: 15.4%) as we improved pricing and operational efficiency across the Energy Management business.

-- During H1 FY22 87% of all energy management contracts signed by clients were for 100% renewable supply (FY21: 82%).

The Energy Management business has performed ahead of management's expectations in terms of both revenue growth and the rate at which the UtilityTeam business is being integrated into the Group. In the first year within the Group Beond has increased its average contract term by 27% and revenue per meter under management by 37%.

The contracted future revenue has grown both organically (at 27% pa) and as a result of bringing UtilityTeam into the Group and we have already contracted x% of our expected FY23 revenues.


   --    At 31 December 2021 we had 132 eMeters deployed. 

-- We had a further 260 eMeters either installed or under committed order at 11 March 2022, which represents Contracted future revenue was GBP0.4 million.

We report the results of MY ZeERO within the Energy Management business and see this as an integral part of the Group as allowing customers to measure their energy consumption is at the heart of the strategy.

Energy Efficiency

   --    Total contract value secured in H1 FY22 was GBP4.9 million (H1 FY21: GBP6.9 million). 

-- Contracted future revenue of GBP1.3 million at 31 December 2021 was 10% higher compared to 31 December 2020 (GBP1.2 million).

-- Revenue for H1 FY22 was GBP4.8 million, the same as for H2 FY21 but down from GBP6.6 million in H1 FY21, where we benefited from the catch-up of projects delayed after the first Covid lockdown.

-- Gross margin (after commission) has improved 440bps to 37.8% compared the equivalent period of the prior year (H1 FY21: 33.4%; FY21 34.4%).

-- The operating EBITDA margin declined 730bps to 5.8% (H1 FY21: 13.1%) as a result of the lower revenue in the period and the investment in additional sales, marketing and operational delivery resources.

   --    Number of projects completed in H1 FY22 was 108 (H1 FY21: 111). 

The Energy Efficiency business has been stable across the whole of calendar 2021. Market conditions have remained challenging in Ireland where the extent of Covid lockdowns have been more restrictive than in the UK.

Gross margins after commission have continued to improve over the period as a result of the strong relationships we have with our key supply chain partners across the UK and Ireland.

Operating expenses have increased 13% to GBP1.5 million (H1 FY21: GBP1.3 million) as we have continued to invest in our sales and marketing and operational delivery capability in order to capture and deliver the volume and complexity of projects we are installing.

Head office costs

Following the acquisition of Beond in December 2021 and to reflect the growing scale of the Group's operations, we expanded the head office management team to include our COO as well as additional Group resources in marketing and finance. As a result our central management costs increased to GBP0.9 million in H1 FY22 (H1 FY21: GBP0.5 million).

Working capital

As described in my year end report our two divisions operate to a different working capital tempo. Within Energy Efficiency we typically fund our projects with funding partners at the time of installation and our funding partner takes the collection risk over the term of the client contract. Due to the timing of the completion of projects in December 2021 more than usual of our contracts completed in the month were funded during 2022 which accounts for cGBP0.5 million of the increase in Trade and other receivables.

Within Energy Management we recognise a proportion of revenue when the underlying energy supply contract is signed between our client and the energy supplier. We also typically receive the majority of our income in the form of commission based upon actual consumption by our client. Historically the business has received more cash in advance from suppliers than the revenue that has been recognised and therefore recorded a deferred income balance. However, in light of the ongoing volatility in the energy markets we have seen a change in receipt of supplier commissions, with energy suppliers increasingly favouring payments in arrears, rather than offering up to 80% of the expected commission upfront. This shift by suppliers away from upfront commission has accelerated with the recently increased volatility in the market. This has changed the working capital profile and delayed the collection of cash (but not overall cash commissions to be received), for the applicable contracts.


At acquisition in September 2021, UtilityTeam had a GBP1.45 million CBILS loan. Throughout the period we have made scheduled repayments across our loans and the combined effect has resulted in our borrowings increased GBP1.1 million between 30 June and 31 December 2021 to GBP2.9 million.

In February 2022 we successfully refinanced all of our secured loans with a three year, GBP5 million rolling credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank which has significantly reduced our blended cost of finance and provides us with enhanced liquidity and more flexible financing. With Silicon Valley Bank we have a strong partner who is very supportive of our growth strategy.


In September 2021 we completed the acquisition of UtilityTeam. As described in note 9 of the interim financial report, we expect to pay approximately GBP18.0 million (assuming the maximum Earn-out consideration is payable) of which we have already paid GBP14.5 million. The first GBP1.5 million of the earn out consideration is payable in cash with the balance is shares. UtilityTeam is being integrated into our Energy Management business but we are already seeing the benefits of having broadened the capability and reach within the business.

Ric Williams

Chief Financial Officer

16 March 2022


For the six month period ended 31 December 2021

                                                         Period to       Period to     Year to 
                                                       31 December     31 December     30 June 
                                                              2021            2020        2021 
                                              Note         GBP'000         GBP'000     GBP'000 
                                             -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
  Continuing operations 
     Revenue from contracts with customers                   9,592           6,767      13,596 
     Cost of sales                                         (4,067)         (4,428)     (8,059) 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
 Gross profit                                                5,525           2,339       5,537 
     Operating expenses                                    (5,911)         (2,952)     (4,955) 
 Included within operating expenses 
       *    Other exceptional items            4             1,193             985         248 
                                                    --------------  --------------  ---------- 
 Adjusted operating expenses                               (4,718)         (2,213)     (4,707) 
                                                    --------------  --------------  ---------- 
  Adjusted earnings before interest, 
   taxation, depreciation and amortisation                     807             372         830 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
  Earnings before interest, taxation, 
   depreciation and amortisation                             (386)           (613)         582 
     Depreciation and amortisation                           (401)            (63)       (333) 
     Finance costs                                           (227)           (212)       (426) 
 Loss before taxation                                      (1,014)           (888)       (177) 
     Income tax                                                  -               -         205 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
  Profit (Loss) for the year from 
   continuing operations attributable 
   to the owners of the company                            (1,014)           (888)          28 
===========================================  =====  ==============  ==============  ========== 
  Attributable to: 
     Owners of the company                                   (932)           (888)          28 
     Non-controlling interest                                 (82)               -           - 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
                                                           (1,014)           (888)          28 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
  Other comprehensive income - 
   items that may be reclassified 
   subsequently to profit and loss 
     Change in the fair value of other 
      current assets                                             -              43          34 
     Translation of foreign operations                         107              49         102 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
  Total other comprehensive profit 
   (loss)                                                      107              92         136 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
  Total comprehensive profit (loss) 
   for the year                                              (907)           (796)         164 
===========================================  =====  ==============  ==============  ========== 
  Total comprehensive profit (loss) 
   attributable to: 
     Owners of the company                                   (825)           (796)         164 
     Non-controlling interest                                 (82)               -           - 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
                                                           (1,003)           (796)         164 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 
  Basic and diluted loss per share 
   from continuing operations attributable 
   to owners of the company                    5           (0.33)p         (0.58)p       0.01p 
-------------------------------------------  -----  --------------  --------------  ---------- 


As at 31 December 2021

                                                           As at      As at 
                                                     31 December    30 June 
                                                            2021       2021 
                                             Note        GBP'000    GBP'000 
                                            -----  ------------- 
   Property, plant and equipment                             296         80 
   Intangible assets                          6           30,253     11,693 
   Right of use assets                                       622        610 
   Deferred Tax Asset                                        415        415 
   Investment in Associate                                     -        155 
  Total non-current assets                                31,586     12,953 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
   Other current assets                                       44         47 
   Inventories                                               742        371 
   Trade and other receivables                             8,049      4,276 
   Financial assets at fair value through 
    profit or loss                                           140        140 
   Cash and cash equivalents                               2,588      3,332 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
  Total current assets                                    11,563      8,166 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
 TOTAL ASSETS                                             43,149     21,119 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
   Lease liability                                           376        434 
   Borrowings                                 7            2,367      1,245 
   Deferred Tax Liability                                  1,576        415 
   Other non-current liabilities                             300        468 
 Total non-current liabilities                             4,619      2,562 
   Trade and other payables                               10,019      7,819 
   Deferred and contingent consideration      9            4,245          - 
   Lease liability                                           343        264 
   Borrowings                                 7              579        601 
 Total current liabilities                                15,186      8,684 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
 TOTAL LIABILITIES                                        19,805     11,246 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
 NET ASSETS                                               23,344      9,873 
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 Equity attributable to owners of the 
   Issued share capital                                   16,367     16,071 
   Share premium                                          47,167     33,014 
   Other reserves                                            771        601 
   Reverse acquisition reserve                          (35,246)   (35,246) 
   Foreign currency translation reserve                       94       (13) 
   Accumulated losses                                    (5,486)    (4,554) 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
   Total equity attributable to owners 
    of the parent                                         23,667      9,873 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
   Non-controlling interest                                (323)          - 
------------------------------------------  -----  -------------  --------- 
 Total equity                                             23,344      9,873 
==========================================  =====  =============  ========= 


For the six month period ended 31 December 2021

                                                        Period            Period    Year to 
                                                to 31 December    to 31 December    30 June 
                                                          2021              2020       2021 
                                                       GBP'000           GBP'000    GBP'000 
                                              ----------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Cash flow from operating activities 
  Operating profit (loss) - continuing 
   operations                                          (1,014)             (888)         28 
 Adjustments for: 
   Depreciation and amortisation                           401                63        332 
   Finance cost (net)                                      127               131        311 
   Share issue to settle expenses                            -                 -        301 
   Share option charge                                     170               172        485 
   Share of loss in associate                               30                 -         34 
   Finance charge on lease liabilities                      31                34         65 
   Foreign exchange movement                                12                10         35 
   Gain on derecognition of contingent 
    consideration                                            -                 -    (1,444) 
--------------------------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  --------- 
  Operating cashflow before working 
   capital movements                                     (243)             (478)        147 
   Decrease (increase) in trade and 
    other receivables                                       65           (1,652)    (2,406) 
   (Decrease) increase in trade and 
    other payables                                     (2,612)             1,344      2,760 
   (Increase) decrease in inventories                     (42)                10       (23) 
   Decrease (increase) in deferred 
    income                                               (414)             (140)      (264) 
  Net cash outflow inflow from operating 
   activities                                          (3,246)             (916)        214 
--------------------------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Cash flow from investing activities 
   Cash acquired on acquisition of 
    business                                             2,800             1,218      1,218 
   Cash from exercise of options in 
    acquired business                                        -               521        521 
   Cash paid to acquire subsidiaries                  (10,582)           (2,395)    (2,395) 
   Expenditure on intangible assets                      (457)                 -      (217) 
   Purchase of property, plant and 
    equipment                                            (117)             (122)      (134) 
--------------------------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  --------- 
  Net cash (outflow) from investing 
   activities                                          (8,356)             (778)    (1,007) 
--------------------------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  --------- 
 Cash flows from financing activities 
   Interest (paid) received                               (97)             (131)      (319) 
   Repayment of lease liabilities                        (109)              (41)      (163) 
  Net proceeds from the issue of 
   shares                                               11,382             2,985      3,149 
  Proceeds from loans and borrowings                         -               299        294 
  Repayment of borrowings                                (333)                 -      (314) 
--------------------------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  --------- 
  Net cash inflow from financing activities             10,843             3,112      2,647 
--------------------------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  --------- 
  Net increase in cash and cash equivalents              (759)             1,418      1,854 
  Effect of exchange rates on cash                          15              (73)          - 
  Cash and cash equivalents at the 
   start of the period                                   3,332             1,478      1,478 
  Cash and cash equivalents at the 
   end of the period                                     2,588             2,823      3,332 
============================================  ================  ================  ========= 


For the six month period ended 31 December 2021

                                                Reverse                 Foreign 
                            Share      Share      Acqn.       Other    Currency    Accum.   Non Control     Total 
                          Capital    Premium    Reserve    Reserves     Reserve    Losses      Interest    Equity 
                          GBP'000    GBP'000    GBP'000     GBP'000     GBP'000   GBP'000       GBP'000   GBP'000 
 At 1 July 2021            16,071     33,014   (35,246)         601        (13)   (4,554)             -     9,873 
    of foreign 
    operations                  -          -          -           -         107         -             -       107 
   Loss for the                                                                     ( 932 
    period                      -          -          -           -           -         )          (82)   (1,014) 
----------------------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------  ----------  --------  ------------  -------- 
 Total comprehensive 
  loss for the                                                                      ( 932 
  period                        -          -          -           -         107         )          (82)     (907) 
   Shares issued 
    during the 
    period                    296     14,771          -           -           -         -             -    15,067 
   Cost of share 
    issue                       -      (618)          -           -           -         -             -     (618) 
   Share based 
    payments                    -          -          -         170           -         -                     170 
    of new entity               -          -          -           -           -         -         (241)     (241) 
----------------------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------  ----------  --------  ------------  -------- 
 Total transactions 
  with owners                 296     14,153          -         170           -         -         (241)    14,378 
----------------------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------  ----------  --------  ------------  -------- 
 Balance at 
  31 December 
  2021                     16,367     47,167   (35,246)         771          94   (5,486)         (323)    23,344 
======================  =========  =========  =========  ==========  ==========  ========  ============  ======== 


For the six month period ended 31 December 2020

                                                   Reverse                 Foreign 
                               Share      Share      Acqn.       Other    Currency    Accum.     Total 
                             Capital    Premium    Reserve    Reserves     Reserve    Losses    Equity 
                             GBP'000    GBP'000    GBP'000     GBP'000     GBP'000   GBP'000   GBP'000 
 At 1 July 2020               15,725     22,375   (35,246)          82       (115)   (4,582)   (1,761) 
   Translation of 
    foreign operations             -          -          -           -          49         -        49 
   Revaluation of 
    other assets                   -          -          -          43           -         -        43 
   Loss for the 
    period                         -          -          -           -           -     (888)     (888) 
-------------------------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------  ----------  --------  -------- 
 Total comprehensive 
  loss for the 
  year attributable 
  to equity holders 
  of the parent                    -          -          -          43          49     (888)     (796) 
   Shares issued 
    during the period            328     10,301          -           -           -         -    10,629 
   Share based payments                       -          -         172           -         -       172 
   Cost of share 
    issue                                 (227)          -           -           -         -     (227) 
-------------------------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------  ----------  --------  -------- 
 Total transactions 
  with owners                    328     10,074          -         172           -         -    10,574 
-------------------------  ---------  ---------  ---------  ----------  ----------  --------  -------- 
 Balance at 31 
  December 2020               16,053     32,449   (35,246)         297        (66)   (5,470)     8,017 
=========================  =========  =========  =========  ==========  ==========  ========  ======== 


For the six month period ended 31 December 2021

   1              Basis of preparation 

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of eEnergy Group plc (the "Group") for the six month period ended 31 December 2021 have been prepared in accordance with Accounting Standard IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting.

The interim report does not include all the notes of the type normally included in an annual financial report. Accordingly, this report is to be read in conjunction with the annual report for the year ended 30 June 2021, which was prepared under UK adopted international accounting standards (IFRS), and any public announcements made by eEnergy Group plc during the interim reporting period and since.

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements do not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The Group's statutory financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2021 prepared under 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) of the Companies Act 2006. These condensed consolidated interim financial statements have not been audited.

Basis of preparation - going concern

The interim financial statements have been prepared under the going concern assumption, which presumes that the Group will be able to meet its obligations as they fall due for the foreseeable future.

At 31 December 2021 the Group had cash reserves of GBP2,588,000 (30 June 2021: GBP3,332,000; 31 December 2020: GBP2,823,000).

In assessing whether the going concern assumption is appropriate, the Directors have taken into account all relevant information about the current and future position of the Group and Company, including the current level of resources and the ability to trade within the terms and covenants of its loan facility over the going concern period of at least 12 months from the date of approval of the interim financial statements. The eEnergy group meets its working capital requirements from its cash and cash equivalents and its loan facilities, which are secured by a debenture over its trading subsidiaries.

Having prepared budgets and cash flow forecasts covering the going concern period which have been stress tested for the negative impact of possible scenarios from volatile UK energy prices which have been exacerbated by the current war in Ukraine, the Directors believe the Group has sufficient resources to meet its obligations for a period of at least 12 months from the date of approval of these interim financial statements. Discretionary expenditure will be curtailed, if necessary, in order to preserve cash for working capital purposes and ensure compliance with covenants.

Taking these matters into consideration, the Directors consider that the continued adoption of the going concern basis is appropriate having prepared cash flow forecasts for the relevant period. The interim financial statements do not reflect any adjustments that would be required if they were to be prepared other than on a going concern basis.

Accounting policies

The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those of the previous financial year and corresponding interim reporting period.

New and amended standards adopted by the group

A number of amended standards became applicable for the current reporting period. These amended standards do not have a material impact on the Group, and the Group did not have to change its accounting policies or make retrospective adjustments as a result of adopting these standards.

   3.            SEGMENT REPORTING 

The following information is given about the Group's reportable segments:

The Chief Operating Decision Maker is the Board of Directors. The Board reviews the Group's internal reporting in order to assess performance of the Group. Management has determined the operating segments based on the reports reviewed by the Board.

The Board considers that during the six month period ended 31 December 2021 and 31 December 2020, the Group operated in two business segments, the Energy Management segment and the Energy Efficiency segment, which predominantly comprised of LED lighting solutions. With the strengthening of the management team following the acquisition of UtilityTeam and the appointment of Managing Directors to lead each of the operating segments the Board now primarily reviews Energy Efficiency as a single segment whereas in the prior year the Board reviewed the operations in the UK and Ireland separately.

                                       Energy        Energy 
                                         Mgmt    Efficiency   Central      Group 
----------------------------------   --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 2021                                 GBP'000       GBP'000   GBP'000    GBP'000 
----------------------------------   --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
  Revenue - UK                          4,832         3,333         -      8,165 
  Revenue - Ireland                         -         1,427         -      1,427 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
  Revenue - Total                       4,832         4,760         -      9,592 
  Cost of sales                       (1,107)       (2,960)         -    (4,067) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
  Gross Profit                          3,725         1,800         -      5,525 
 Operating expenses                   (2,284)       (1,524)         -    (3,808) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Operating EBITDA                       1,441           276         -      1,717 
 Central management costs                   -             -     (896)      (896) 
 Adjusted EBITDA                        1,441           276     (896)        821 
 Depreciation and amortisation          (344)          (56)       (1)      (401) 
 Finance and similar charges             (38)         (184)      (19)      (241) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Profit (loss) before exceptional 
  items                                 1,059            36     (916)        179 
 Exceptional items                      (139)          (63)     (991)    (1,193) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Profit (loss) before tax                 920          (27)   (1,907)    (1,014) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Taxation charge                            -             -         -          - 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Profit (loss) after tax                  920          (27)   (1,907)    (1,014) 
                                     ========  ============  ========  ========= 
 Non-controlling interest                (82)             -         -       (82) 
  Profit (loss) attributable to 
   owners of the Company                1,002          (27)   (1,907)      (932) 
                                     ========  ============  ========  ========= 
 Net Assets 
 Non current assets - UK               23,269         3,326     4,385     30,980 
 Non current assets - Ireland               -           606         -        606 
 Current assets                         6,878         4,161       524     11,563 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Assets - Total                        30,147         8,093     4,909     43,149 
 Liabilities                          (8,891)       (6,167)   (4,747)   (19,805) 
 Net assets                            21,256         1,926       162     23,344 
                                     ========  ============  ========  ========= 
                                       Energy        Energy 
                                         Mgmt    Efficiency   Central      Group 
----------------------------------   --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 2020                                 GBP'000       GBP'000   GBP'000    GBP'000 
----------------------------------   --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
  Revenue - UK                            162         4,881         -      5,043 
  Revenue - Ireland                         -         1,724         -      1,724 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
  Revenue - Total                         162         6,605         -      6,767 
  Cost of sales                          (28)       (4,400)         -    (4,428) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
  Gross Profit                            134         2,205         -      2,339 
 Operating expenses                     (109)       (1,340)         -    (1,449) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Operating EBITDA                          25           865         -        890 
 Central management costs                   -             -     (518)      (518) 
 Adjusted EBITDA                           25           865     (518)        372 
 Depreciation and amortisation           (10)          (46)       (7)       (63) 
 Finance and similar charges              (6)          (42)     (164)      (212) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Profit (loss) before exceptional 
  items                                     9           777     (689)         97 
 Exceptional items                          -             -     (985)      (985) 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Profit (loss) before and after 
  tax                                       9           777   (1,674)      (888) 
                                     ========  ============  ========  ========= 
 Net Assets 
 Non current assets - UK                1,630           195    10,314     16,014 
 Non current assets - Ireland               -           733         -        733 
 Current assets                         1,615         3,854     1,408      6,877 
                                     --------  ------------  --------  --------- 
 Assets - Total                         3,245         4,782    11,722     19,749 
 Liabilities                          (2,132)       (6,968)   (2,632)   (11,732) 
 Net assets (liabilities)               1,113       (2,186)     9,090      8,017 
                                     ========  ============  ========  ========= 
   4.            EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS 

Operating expenses include items that the Directors consider to be exceptional by their nature. These items are:

                                        Period to      Period to    Year to 
                                      31 December    31 December    30 June 
                                             2021           2020       2021 
                                          GBP'000        GBP'000    GBP'000 
---------------------------------   -------------  -------------  --------- 
 Acquisition related expenses                 820            813      1,094 
  Changes to initial recognition 
   of contingent consideration                  -              -    (1,444) 
  Incremental restructuring and 
   integration costs                          198              -        113 
 Share based payment expense                  175            172        485 
                                    -------------  -------------  --------- 
 Total exceptional expenses                 1,193            985        248 
                                    -------------  -------------  --------- 

Acquisition expenses are the costs incurred in completing the "Buy and Build" strategy associated with acquisitions and strategic investments. The costs incurred in completing the acquisition of UtilityTeam in September 21 are described in Note 8.

The share based payment charge reflects the non cash cost of the Management Incentive Plan awards made on 7 July 2020 and the award of options made to the senior management team on 7 December 2021 which are being amortised over their three year vesting period.

   5.            EARNINGS PER SHARE 

The calculation of the basic and diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit or loss for the year by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the year

                                      Period to    Year to 30      Period to 
                                    31 Dec 2021     June 2021    31 Dec 2020 
-------------------------------   -------------  ------------  ------------- 
   (Loss) profit for the year 
    from continuing operations 
    attributable to owners of 
    the Company - GBP'000               (1,014)            28          (888) 
   Weighted number of ordinary 
    shares in issue                 304,325,269   199,038,204    152,632,932 
--------------------------------  -------------  ------------  ------------- 
   Basic earnings per share 
    from continuing operations 
    - pence                              (0.36)          0.01         (0.58) 
--------------------------------  -------------  ------------  ------------- 

There is no difference between the diluted loss per share and the basic loss per share presented. Share options and warrants could potentially dilute basic earnings per share in the future, but were not included in the calculation of diluted earnings per share as they are anti-dilutive for the periods presented.

   6.            INTANGIBLE ASSETS 
                                                            Customer      Trade 
                               Goodwill   Software    relation-ships      names      Total 
                                GBP'000    GBP'000           GBP'000    GBP'000    GBP'000 
---------------------------   ---------  ---------  ----------------  ---------  --------- 
  At 1 July 2021                  9,803        642               824        555     11,824 
  Additions on acquisition       14,178          -             3,487      1,039     18,704 
  Additions in the 
   period                             -        244                 -          -        244 
  At 31 December 
   2021                          23,981        886             4,311      1,594     30,772 
                              =========  =========  ================  =========  ========= 
  At 1 July 2021                      -         60                41         30        131 
  Amortisation in 
   the period                         -        182               143         63        388 
  At 31 December 
   2021                               -        242               184         93        519 
                              ---------  ---------  ----------------  ---------  --------- 
  Net book value 
   30 June 2021                   9,803        582               783        525     11,693 
                              ---------  ---------  ----------------  ---------  --------- 
  Net book value 
   31 December 2021              23,981        644             4,127      1,501     30,253 
                              =========  =========  ================  =========  ========= 
   7.            BORROWINGS 
                 31 December    30 June   31 December 
                        2021       2021          2020 
                     GBP'000    GBP'000       GBP'000 
-------------   ------------  ---------  ------------ 
 Borrowings              579        601           592 
                         579        601           592 
 -------------  ------------  ---------  ------------ 
 Borrowings            2,367      1,245         1,629 
                       2,367      1,245         1,629 
 -------------  ------------  ---------  ------------ 

The terms of the Borrowings are as disclosed in the 30 June 2021 financial statements except that at acquisition in September 2021 UtilityTeam had a CBILS Loan of GBP1,450,000. The CBILS loan was interest free for the first twelve months and is then repaid in instalments over the following five years. The interest rate on the UtilityTeam CBILS loans is 1.28 % above base rate per annum. The CBILS loan was secured over the assets of UtilityTeam.

In February 2022 the Group completed the refinancing of all of its secured borrowings and agreed a GBP5m secured revolving credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank.


Maturity of the borrowings as of 31 December 2021 are as follows:

-----------------------   -------- 
 Current                       579 
 Due between 1-2 years       1,602 
 Due between 2-5 years         750 
 Due beyond 5 years             15 
------------------------  -------- 
 -----------------------  -------- 

Key management personnel are considered to the Board of Directors. The amount payable to the Board of Directors for the six months ended 31 December 2021 was GBP563,000 (H1 FY21: GBP266,000).


Acquisition of UtilityTeam Topco Limited and related Placing

On 17 September 2021 the Company completed the acquisition of all of the share capital of UtilityTeam TopCo Limited ("UTT"). At the same time the Company completed the Placing of 80 million shares which were issued at 15 pence per share, which raised GBP12.0 million for the Company. The Placing proceeds have been primarily used to settle the initial cash consideration for the acquisition of UTT.

UTT is a UK-based, top 20 energy consulting and procurement business, whose services aim to reduce costs and support clients' transition to Net Zero.

The initial consideration of GBP14.5 million was satisfied as follows:

-- cash consideration of GBP9.5 million, payable on completion with further cash consideration of GBP2 million, GBP1 million of which was paid in October 2021 and the final GBP1 million in January 2022.; and

-- the issue of 18.0 million Ordinary Shares, which had a fair value of GBP3.0 million based on the closing share price on the day prior to completion.

There is an adjustment to the value of the initial consideration based upon the level of net working capital and debt in UTT at the date of acquisition. Any reduction in the fair value of the net assets acquired will result in lower consideration being paid and lower goodwill arising on the acquisition.

Further earn-out consideration of up to a maximum of GBP5.1 million may be payable, based on a multiple of 7.0x UTT's EBITDA, for the year ending 31 December 2021. The Company will pay GBP7 for every GBP1 of EBITDA generated in excess of GBP2.3 million, up to a maximum EBITDA of GBP3.0 million ("Earn-Out Consideration").

The Earn-Out Consideration would be satisfied as follows:

   --      the first GBP1.5m of Earn-Out Consideration will be paid in cash; and 

-- any balance, up to GBP3.6 million, will be satisfied by the issue of new Ordinary Shares at a price that is the higher of 24p and the 30 day volume weighted average price prior to 31 December 2021. Therefore a maximum of 15 million new Ordinary Shares may be issued.

The initial estimate of the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed of UTT at the date of acquisition based upon the UTT consolida ted balance sheet at 17 September 2021 are as follows:

------------------------------------------------------  --------- 
  Property, plant and equipment                               180 
  Intangible assets                                         4,526 
  Right of use assets                                         135 
  Cash at bank                                              2,787 
  Inventory                                                    27 
  Trade and other receivables                               3,759 
  Trade and other payables                                (4,813) 
  Lease liability                                           (141) 
  Deferred tax liability                                  (1,161) 
  Loans and other borrowings                              (1,450) 
  Total identifiable net assets acquired                    3,849 
  Goodwill                                                 13,935 
------------------------------------------------------  --------- 
  Initial consideration (recorded at the market value 
   of the shares issued)                                   14.539 
  Contingent consideration                                  3,245 
  Total consideration                                      17,784 
------------------------------------------------------  --------- 

The initial accounting for the acquisition of UTT is incomplete as at the date of these interim financial statements given the short period of time since the acquisition was completed.


Refinancing of all secured debt

In February 2022 the Group completed the refinancing of all of its secured borrowings and agreed a GBP5m secured revolving credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank.

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