SPUR CORPORATION LIMITED - Abridged Consolidated Audited Financial Statements
20 November 2020 13:00
Abridged Consolidated Audited Financial Statements

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1998/000828/06)
Share Code: SUR & ISIN: ZAE000022653
(“Spur” or “the group”)



Shareholders are advised that the group’s abridged results, integrated report and consolidated
audited annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2020, were published on the
websites of the JSE Limited and/or the group, today, 20 November 2020.



Total franchised restaurant sales down 21.7% to R6.0 billion

Group revenue declined by 19.4% to R761.6 million

Profit before income tax declined by 50.3%

Comparable profit before income tax declined by 40.9%

Diluted headline earnings per share 52.1% lower

Group in an ungeared financial position at year end

COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns severely impacted trading across the group

All restaurants in South Africa were closed for five weeks

68% of South African restaurants and 95% of international restaurants were trading again at
year end

The global COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant national lockdown and trading restrictions
in South Africa and all countries of operation has had a material impact on the group’s
business operations and financial performance.

Total franchised restaurant sales declined by 21.7% to R6.0 billion for the year to 30 June
2020, as the pandemic adversely impacted trading in the last four months of the financial
Sales from franchised restaurants in South Africa decreased by 22.3%, with sales from
international restaurants decreasing by 16.7% in rand terms. As local restaurant sales
comprise 88.5% of the group’s total restaurant sales, the lockdown restrictions in South
Africa had the most significant impact on the group’s trading performance.

After restaurant sales having increased by 6.0% in South Africa and 4.0% in the
international operations in the eight months to February 2020, sales declined dramatically in
the weeks leading up to the lockdown in South Africa and decreased by 46.7% for March

All restaurants in South Africa were closed from the start of the national lockdown on 27
March 2020 until 1 May 2020 and the group did not earn any material income during this

Trading restrictions were gradually eased and restaurants were permitted to provide
delivery-only service to customers from 1 May 2020. Sales for the month of May 2020
reduced by 87.2% in South Africa relative to the prior year. Takeaway services were
permitted from the beginning of June 2020 and sales for the month declined by 83.6% in
South Africa relative to the prior year.

The main financial priorities during lockdown were cash preservation and tight cost
management. The group entered lockdown with adequate cash resources and an ungeared
balance sheet and did not need to access external funding during lockdown while the
business generated limited revenue. As previously advised, the interim dividend for 2020
was deferred to preserve cash. Management introduced a reduced workweek and
commensurate 20% salary reduction for all employees from 1 June. Fees for non-executive
directors were also reduced by 20%.

Group revenue declined by 19.4% to R761.6 million. Revenue from the South African
operations, which accounted for 95.7% of total group revenue, decreased by 19.3% while
international revenue declined by 20.9% mainly due to the weak performance from the
Australasian operations.

Profit before income tax declined by 50.3%. This includes restaurant asset impairments of
R7.1 million owing to the weaker outlook due to COVID-19, an impairment recovery of
R10.8 million (2019: impairment loss of R6.7 million) related to the Grand Parade
Investments Ltd black economic empowerment transaction, impairment allowances for
expected credit losses (which increased as a result of COVID-19) of R13.2 million
(2019: R10.0 million), an IFRS 16 related charge of R2.9 million for interest and
depreciation of right-of-use assets and R1.8 million for the refurbishment of the sauce
manufacturing facility. The prior year includes R2.4 million relating to the settlement of a
legal dispute with a former franchisee in Zambia and R1.4 million in severance payments
following a restructure in the group’s décor manufacturing business. Comparable profit
before income tax, excluding exceptional and one-off items and the impact of marketing
funds, declined by 40.9%.
Headline earnings decreased by 56.1% to R72.5 million. Earnings per share declined by
55.7% to 76.87 cents, headline earnings per share by 52.1% to 83.23 cents, with diluted
headline earnings per share 52.1% lower at 82.96 cents.

No final dividend has been declared. Shareholders are referred to the announcement on
SENS on 3 September 2020 regarding the deferment of the payment of the dividend of 78
cents per share for the six months to December 2019 until the publication of the group’s
interim results for the period ending 31 December 2020, which are expected to be released
in March 2021.

Trading for the first four months of the 2021 financial year, covering the period since
lockdown restrictions were eased to allow sit-down restaurant service, is showing a steadily
improving monthly growth trend ahead of management’s expectations.

The South African restaurants traded at 92.8% of the prior year’s turnover for the month of
October, improving from 36.5% for July, 56.7% for August and 73.8% for September.

International restaurants traded at 97.5% of the prior year in October.

The number of restaurants trading has grown consistently since June and by the end of
October 2020, 612 of the group’s 631 restaurants had reopened.

The restaurant industry faces a protracted period of recovery following the devastating
financial and social impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on consumers and restaurant
owners. The current weak trading environment is expected to continue in the medium term
and could be further impacted by expected widespread job losses as well as a second wave
of infections similar to what is being experienced in several other countries.

In this tight consumer environment, the group will continue to capitalise on the strength and
appeal of its brands and customer loyalty, and remains committed to offering value and a
safe and entertaining family restaurant experience.

The group’s priority is to ensure the financial sustainability of franchisees. Strategies have
been implemented to restore franchisee profitability by driving turnover through promotions
and value campaigns.

As franchisees are starting to report stronger turnover levels post the hard lockdown,
franchise and marketing fees are being increased but remain at discounted levels. Gradual
increases in the fee rates are anticipated as restaurant turnovers continue to recover.

Management continues to focus on the tight cost management disciplines applied from the
start of the COVID-19 lockdown and is also reviewing the cost structure of the international
For and on behalf of the board

Mike Bosman                      Pierre van Tonder
Chairman                         Group Chief executive officer

20 November 2020

This short-form announcement is a summary of the information contained in the detailed abridged
results announcement which is available as follows:

JSE website - https://senspdf.jse.co.za/documents/2020/jse/isse/SUR/SpurYE2020.pdf; and
Spur website - www.spurcorporation.com/investors/results-centre/.

The full announcement is available for inspection, at no charge, at the company's registered office
and at the offices of Sasfin Capital (29 Scott Street, Waverley, Johannesburg) and copies may
be requested from the company's registered office during business hours. Any investment
decision in relation to the company's shares should be based on the full announcement.

This short-form announcement is the responsibility of the board of directors and has been
prepared under the supervision of the chief financial officer, Phillip Matthee CA (SA).

The consolidated annual financial statements have been audited by the group's auditors,
KPMG Inc, who expressed an unmodified audit opinion thereon. This auditor's report, along
with the consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2020, can be
downloaded from www.spurcorporation.com/investors/results-centre/.

Sasfin Capital (a member of the Sasfin Group)

Date: 20-11-2020 01:00:00
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