EQSTRA HOLDINGS LIMITED - Trading statement
1 June 2016 16:46
EQS 201606010064A Trading statement Eqstra Holdings Limited (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) (Registration number 1998/011672/06) Share code: EQS, EQS05, EQS06, EQS07, EQS08A, EQS09 ISIN: ZAE000117123 (“Eqstra” or “the group”) TRADING STATEMENT In terms of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited, companies are required to publish a trading statement as soon they have reasonable certainty that the financial results for the period to be reported on next will differ by 20% or more from the financial results of the previous corresponding reporting period. Shareholders are referred to the group’s interim financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2015 which reported an impairment of R736 million of excess mining equipment as well as a loss for the period from discontinued operations of R438 million, primarily relating to the termination of the Benga operations in Mozambique. Shareholders are advised that, as a consequence of the above, the group anticipates that both headline earnings per share (“HEPS”) and earnings per share (“EPS”) for the year ending 30 June 2016 will be at least 15.74 cents per share (20%) and 12.26 cents per share (20%) lower respectively than those reported for the previous corresponding reporting period (the year ended 30 June 2015) of 78.7 cents per share and 61.3 cents per share respectively. There is currently insufficient certainty to enable the group to provide specific guidance on the extent of the impact on HEPS and EPS and Eqstra will publish a further trading statement once it has the requisite reasonable certainty. The forecast financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by Eqstra’s external auditors. Kempton Park 1 June 2016 Sponsor RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited) Date: 01/06/2016 04:46:00 Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on, information disseminated through SENS.