Half-yearly report for the six months ended 30 June 2019

01 October 2019

The Company is pleased to announce its unaudited condensed interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

Electronic copies of the report will be available at the Company's website



The full results are available to
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John-Paul Etheridge
+971 (0)50 454 2608 / [email protected]


Director's Statement

I am pleased to report the condensed interim financial statements of MENA Land PLC (the "Company") for the six months ended 30 June 2019.

The Company was formed for the purpose of making acquisitions in the real estate sector in the United Arab Emirates, and our long-term strategy remains steadfast, which we aim to achieve by:

  • acquiring high-quality income generating assets ensuring flexibility to cope with technological advances and environmental sustainability;
  • building a real estate practice aimed at delivering diversification and superior risk-adjusted returns by identifying attractive opportunities on a highly selective basis; and
  • maintaining capital discipline to create value, with a strong and healthy balance sheet and extensive reach to access capital markets.

Financial headlines

In the six months ended 30 June 2019:

  • On 11 April 2019 the Company completed its initial public offering with admission to the Standard Listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange.
  • On 24 June 2019 the Company entered into an agreement with Blue Rock Investments LLC ("Blue Rock") for a £100,000 loan facility ("the Facility") for a period of five years with an interest coupon of 5% per annum.
  • Total loss for the period was £120,665.
  • Net assets at 30 June 2019 were £665,673.


The Company continues to make steady progress with efforts towards identifying suitable assets for acquisition and is well positioned to move quickly once these quality assets are identified.  At 30 June 2019 the Company had net assets of £665,673 (as a result of gross proceeds from the issue of equity in April 2019) to be put towards costs to be incurred in connection with seeking to identify and effect an acquisition(s). The costs of such acquisition(s) will likely comprise legal, financial and tax due diligence.

Cautionary statement about forward looking statements

All statements other than historical facts are forward-looking statements and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

There are a number of potential risks and uncertainties which may have material impact on the Company's performance over the remaining six months of the financial year and could cause actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results.  The directors do not consider that there are any changes to the principal risks and uncertainties since the publication of the prospectus in connection with admission to the Standard Listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities, which contained a detailed explanation of the risks relevant to the Company, and which is available on the Company's website at

Responsibility statement

The Directors are responsible for preparing the Condensed Interim Financial Statements in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority ('DTR') and with International Accounting Standard 34 on Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34).

The directors confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, this condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with IAS 34, as adopted by the European Union. The interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7 and DTR 4.2.8, namely:

  • an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months and their impact on the condensed set of financial statements, and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the financial year; and
  • material related-party transactions in the first six months and any material changes in the related party transactions described in the Admission document.


John-Paul Etheridge

30 September 2019


Condensed Interim Statement of Comprehensive Income

Six months ended
30 June 2018
Note £
Revenue -
Cost of sales -
Gross profit -
Listing costs 3 32,769
Operating costs 85,989
Operating loss 118,758
Finance cost 1,907
Loss before tax 120,665
Tax -
Loss after tax 120,665
Total comprehensive loss for the period attributable to equity holders 120,665
Earnings per share
Basic and diluted loss per share (£) 4 0.845


Condensed Interim Statement of Financial Position

At 30 June
At 31 December
Note £ £
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 772,218 100
Trade and other receivables 6,738 -
778,956 100
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables 113,283 -
113,283 -
Net current assets/(liabilities) 665,673 -
Net assets/(liabilities) 665,673 100
Equity attributable to owners
Stated capital 3 786,338 100
Accumulated loss (120,665) -
Total equity 665,673 100


Condensed Interim Statement of Changes in Equity

Stated capital Accumulated loss Total
£ £ £
On incorporation (3 August 2018) 100 - 100
Result for the period - - -
Total comprehensive loss - - -
Balance at 31 December 2018 100 - 100
Loss for the year - (120,665) (120,665)
Total comprehensive loss - (120,665) (120,665)
Transactions with owners
Shares issued on IPO (note 3) 999,900 - 999.900
IPO listing costs (note 3) (213,662) - (213,662)
Balance at 30 June 2019 (unaudited) 786,338 (120,665) 665,673


The above condensed interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the accompanying notes below.

As the Company was incorporated on 3 August 2018 no comparative figures are available.



The notes to the financial statement are available in the PDF download.