DTA - Delta - Disposal of the group`s Australian residue disposal site and Release Date: 08/06/2010 09:00:02 Code(s): DTA
DTA - Delta - Disposal of the group`s Australian residue disposal site and
Delta EMD Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number: 1919/006020/06
Share Code: DTA
("Delta" or "the Company" or "the Group")
DISPOSAL OF THE GROUP`S AUSTRALIAN RESIDUE DISPOSAL SITE AND TRADING STATEMENT
In December 2007 Delta shareholders ("shareholders") were informed of the
closure of the Group`s Australian manufacturing plant, which is owned and
operated by Delta EMD Australia (Pty) Limited ("Delta EMD Australia"), including
the demolition of plant and equipment and the subsequent sale of the plant site
as well as the Kooragang Island residue disposal site ("Kooragang residue
disposal site" or "the site").
Shareholders are advised that on 4th June 2010 Delta EMD Australia entered into
a contract for sale with Port Waratah Coal Services Limited ("PWCS") to sell the
Kooragang residue disposal site (the "Disposal") to PWCS for an amount of AU$12
million plus 10% goods and services tax ("the purchase price").
2. THE DISPOSAL
The Kooragang residue disposal site is subject to both an Environmental Licence
and an Environmental Deed.
The Environmental Licence regulates the use of the site and requires the
rehabilitation of the site following discontinuation of use. The Environmental
Licence was amended during July 2009 allowing for a lower cost rehabilitation of
the site. At the time of the amendment the Group`s provision for rehabilitation
was reduced from AUS$18.6 million to AUS$7.7 million, and the Group recognized
AU$10.9 million of operating income in the 2009 financial year.
The Environmental Deed was agreed in 1988 by Delta, Delta EMD Australia and the
former owner of the site ("Former Owner") and sets out the environmental
responsibilities and liabilities of each party with respect to the site. On
completion of the contract for sale, Delta, Delta EMD Australia, Former Owner
and PWCS, will enter into a new Environmental Deed ("the 2010 Environmental
Deed"). Under the 2010 Environmental Deed, PWCS will agree to release and
indemnify Delta EMD Australia and Delta from and against all environmental
liabilities arising at the site.
PWCS has undertaken environmental due diligence and has reviewed Delta EMD
Australia`s historic compliance with the Environmental Licence.
2.2 Settlement of the purchase price
Ten percent of the purchase price was paid to Delta EMD Australia by way of a
deposit on 4th June 2010. The balance of the purchase price will be paid to
Delta EMD Australia on the date of completion, which is expected to be 10 (ten)
business days after the condition precedent listed in paragraph 2.3 below is
2.3 Condition precedent
Completion is subject to the execution of the 2010 Environmental Deed by Delta,
Delta EMD Australia, PWCS and Former Owner.
2.4 Environmental Licence
Delta EMD Australia is obligated under the contract for sale to procure the
transfer of the Environmental Licence to PWCS. Delta EMD Australia and PWCS
will apply to the regulator to have the Environmental Licence transferred to
PWCS with effect on the date on which the contract for sale completes and it is
currently anticipated that this application will be approved by the regulator.
On and from the completion date, PWCS will assume all responsibilities under the
Environmental License and will release and indemnify Delta and Delta EMD
Australia from and against any liabilities arising from PWCS`s failure to
fulfill any such responsibilities. Delta EMD Australia will have residual
responsibilities under the Environmental Licence until it is transferred.
2.5 Pro forma financial effects of the Disposal
The table below sets out the unaudited pro forma financial effects of the
Disposal on earnings per share ("EPS"), headline EPS, and net asset value
("NAV") based on the audited results of the Company for the period ended 27
The unaudited pro forma financial effects are the responsibility of the
directors and have been prepared for illustrative purposes only to provide
information about how the Disposal may impact shareholders on the relevant
reporting date and because of its nature may not give a fair reflection of the
Company`s financial position, changes in equity, results of operations or
cashflows after implementation of the Disposal or of the Company`s future
Before the After the Change
Disposal(1) Disposal (2,3,) (%)
EPS 341.6 554.9 62%
Headline EPS 323.6 426.0 32%
NAV per share 1 064 1 277 20%
Weighted average number of 49 083 000 49 083 000
shares in issue
1. Extracted from the published audited results of the Company for the
period ended 27 December 2009.
2. Adjustments to EPS and headline EPS have been made on the assumption
2.1. the Disposal was effective on 27 December 2009
2.2. a company tax rate of 30% was applied.
3. Adjustments to NAV per share have been made on the assumption that:
3.1. the Disposal was effective on 27 December 2009 and
3.2. the proceeds from the Disposal were held as cash on hand.
4. FURTHER TRADING STATEMENT
Shareholders are referred to the Group`s 2009 Annual Report and the Chairman`s
Review contained therein, dated 19 February 2010, and to the Trading Statement
released by the Group on SENS on 27 May 2010.
Shareholders are advised that the Group will recognise a AUS$12 million gain on
the sale of the Kooragang residue disposal site, and is expected to incur
AUS$3.6 million of tax. Further, given PWCS`s assumption of responsibility for
rehabilitation of the site, the Group will reduce the outstanding provision for
the rehabilitation of the site from AUS$7.7 million to zero, recognizing AUS$7.7
million of operating income, which will not be subject to tax.
Consequently, earnings after taxation for the six months ending 27 June 2010 are
forecast to be between R130 million and R141 million (2009 R58 million) and
headline earnings after taxation for the six months ending 27 June 2010 are
forecast to be between R76 million and R87 million (2009 R56 million).
EPS for the six months ending 27 June 2010 are forecast to be between 265 cents
and 288 cents (2009 118.9 cents) and headline EPS for the six months ending 27
June 2010 are forecast to be between 154 cents and 177 cents (2009 115.9 cents)
The forecast financial information on which this Trading Statement is based has
not been reviewed and reported on by the Group`s external auditors.
7 June 2010
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