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SOUTH AFRICAN COAL MINING HLDGS LTD - Reviewed results for year ended 31 December 2012

Release Date: 27/03/2013 14:16:00      Code(s): SAH     
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number 1994/009012/06
Share code: SAH     ISIN code: ZAE0000102034
("SACMH", "the Group" or "the Company")
The reviewed condensed annual results for the year ended 31 December 2012 are presented below.

at 31 December 2012

                                                                                 31 December     31 December
                                                                                        2012            2011
R000                                                                               Reviewed         Audited
Non-current assets                                                                   490 865         525 715
Property, plant and equipment                                                         90 597         111 360
Intangible assets                                                                    349 768         407 130
Investments                                                                           50 500           7 225
Current assets                                                                        40 257          58 731
Inventories                                                                              498          22 349
Trade and other receivables                                                           34 129          35 681
Cash and cash equivalents                                                              5 630             701
Non-current assets held for sale                                                                      3 242
Total assets                                                                         531 122         587 688

Capital and reserves                                                                  10 585          59 384
Issued capital and premium                                                           233 885         233 885
Accumulated loss                                                                    (223 300)       (174 501)
Non-current liabilities                                                              472 276         380 820
Shareholders loan                                                                   312 782         213 353
Interest bearing liabilities                                                                            989
Non-interest bearing liabilities                                                      23 200          34 800
Non-current provisions                                                                41 351          34 540
Deferred taxation                                                                     94 943          97 138
Current liabilities                                                                   48 261         147 484
Trade and other payables                                                              32 432          39 416
Current portion of non-interest bearing liabilities                                   11 600          18 200
Current portion of interest bearing liabilities                                        1 051          50 483
Current portion of provisions                                                          2 933          16 001
Bank overdraft                                                                           245          17 224
Non-current liabilities held for sale                                                                 6 160
Total equity and liabilities                                                         531 122         587 688

for the year ended 31 December 2012

                                                                                 31 December      31 December
                                                                                        2012             2011
R000                                                                               Reviewed          Audited
Revenue                                                                              224 168          347 338
Cost of sales                                                                       (204 176)        (341 039)
Gross profit                                                                          19 992            6 299
Foreign exchange losses                                                              (12 026)         (31 481)
Net impairment charge                                                                                 (4 226)
Profit/(loss) on sale/scrapping of assets                                              3 260             (852)
Operating expenses                                                                   (50 993)         (63 419)
Operating loss before finance costs and taxation                                     (39 767)         (93 679)
Finance costs                                                                        (11 233)         (12 881)
Finance income                                                                             6            1 680
Loss before taxation                                                                 (50 994)        (104 880)
Taxation                                                                               2 195            6 344
Loss for the year                                                                    (48 799)         (98 536)
Other comprehensive income                                                                                 
Total comprehensive income for the year                                              (48 799)         (98 536)
Loss and total comprehensive loss attributable
 to ordinary shareholders                                                            (48 799)         (98 536)
Earnings per share (cents)                                                            (10,79)          (21,78)
Diluted earnings per share (cents)                                                    (10,79)          (21,78)

for the year ended 31 December 2012

                                                                                 31 December      31 December
                                                                                        2012             2011
R000                                                                               Reviewed          Audited
Cash flows generated from/(utilised in) operations                                     7 967            6 577
Net finance charges paid                                                             (11 227)         (11 201)
Tax refunded                                                                                              (4)
Net cash utilised operating activities                                                (3 260)          (4 628)
Net cash used in investing activities                                                 (1 023)         (36 286)
Net cash from financing activities                                                    26 191           18 917
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents                                             21 908          (21 997)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year                                       (16 523)           5 474
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year                                               5 385          (16 523)

for the year ended 31 December 2012

                                   Share        Share Shareholders     Accumulated
R000                            capital      premium          loan            loss      Total
Balance at 31 December 2010  
 Audited                          45 246      188 639        15 246         (75 965)   173 166
Increase in equity loans                                  (15 246)                  (15 246)
Total comprehensive loss
  for the year                                                           (98 536)   (98 536)
Balance at 31 December 2011 
  Reviewed                        45 246      188 639                     (174 501)    59 384
Total comprehensive loss
 for the year                                                            (48 799)   (48 799)
Balance at 31 December 2012 
 Reviewed                         45 246      188 639                     (223 300)    10 585


                                                                            31 December     31 December
                                                                                   2012            2011
R000                                                                          Reviewed         Audited
Loss for the year                                                               (48 799)        (98 536)
Weighted number of ordinary shares in issue (000)                              452 454         452 454
Basic and diluted loss per share (cents)                                         (10,79)         (21,78)
Diluted average number of shares (000)                                         452 454         452 454
Diluted loss per share (cents)                                                   (10,79)         (21,78)
Basic earnings loss                                                             (48 799)        (98 536)
Adjusted for:
Impairment of property, plant and equipment                                                      4 226
Loss/(profit) on sale of non-current assets                                      (3 260)            852
Headline loss                                                                   (52 059)        (93 458)
Weighted average shares in issue for the year (000)                            452 454         452 454
Diluted average shares in issue                                                 452 454         452 454
Headline loss per share (cents)                                                  (11,51)         (20,66)
Headline diluted loss per share (cents)                                          (11,51)         (20,66)
Net asset value per share (cents)                                                  2,34           13,12
Tangible less all intangibles: net asset deficit value per share (cents)         (53,32)         (54,34)

Statement of compliance and basis of preparation

The condensed provisional financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the framework concepts and the
measurement and recognition requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and in terms of IAS 34: Interim
Financial Reporting, the AC 500 standards as issued by the Accounting Practices Board, the Companies Act of South Africa and
the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited. The accounting policies and methods of computation used to prepare the financial
statements have been consistently applied to all periods presented and are consistent with those used in the annual financial
statements for the financial year ended 31 December 2011.

The financial statements have been prepared on the going concern basis taking into account the fact that the Group is dependent
on JSW Energy Limited, (a company listed on the Indian stock exchanges and operating through its subsidiary JSW Energy
Natural Resources South Africa (Proprietary) Limited) ("JSW"), which will continue to support SACMH. JSW have indicated their
firm intention to continue financial support in writing subject to the following:

- JSW obtains board approval for the additional funding at the time;
- JSW fulfils all regulatory requirements as prescribed by India legislation; and
- JSW remains the majority shareholder, and retain the management and operational control of SACMH.

JSW have demonstrated their on-going support during the current financial year.

Review opinion

The condensed consolidated Group results have been reviewed by Mazars, who have performed the review in accordance with
ISRE 2410 "Review of interim financial information performed by the independent auditor of the entity". A copy of the modified
review report with an emphasis of matter on going concern is available at the registered office of the Company.


1.   Performance for the 12 months to 31 December 2012
     Volumes for the year were reduced to 303 384 tons (2011: 379 552 tons) of product which was exported during the
     12 months to 31 December 2012 at an average of USD90,76/R738,31 per ton (2011: USD95,20/773,52 per ton) as open
     cast operations at the Vlakfontein reserve were completed in April 2012 and underground operations at Mooifontein came
     to end in November 2012. 

     The average cost per ton for the period improved to R673 per ton (2011: R899 per ton) despite the lower volumes,
     resulting in the Group reporting a gross margin of R20,0 million (2011: R6,3 million) or 8,92% (2010: 1,8%) of turnover.
     The improvement was due to lower costs experienced in underground operations as compared to the open cast operations
     which made up the bulk of volumes in 2012.

     Mining operations and operational performance
     A total of 401 366 tons (2011: 811 302 tons) of ROM was produced during the year. Production was reduced as a result
     of the completion of open cast area at Vlakfontein as well as the underground area at Mooifontein. A further 86 604 tons
     (2011: Nil tons) of ROM was bought in from third parties to supplement own production during the latter half of the year.

     Plans to start mining the Voorslag underground area were suspended as a result of delays in the approval of the Water
     Use Licence Application (WULA) submitted to the Department of Minerals Resources (DMR). To date no commitment has
     been received regarding the approval and consequently on completion of underground mining operations at Mooifontein,
     operations were suspended at the end of November 2012.
     In an effort to curtail costs as a result of the limited income while on Care and Maintenance, a retrenchment programme
     was implemented and a total of 66 staff were retrenched and agreements with existing service providers within the operation
     were terminated with effect from 31 December 2012. A small staff complement has been retained to ensure that existing
     assets are adequately safeguarded and that all statutory and environmental regulations are complied with during the period.

     During the year the Group utilised its rail allocation to Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) in terms of RBCTs Phase V
     expansion programme of 100 000 tons (2011: 100 000 tons) as well as 157 000 tons (2011: 157 000 tons) made available
     through the DMRs Quattro allocation scheme.

     Foreign exchange gains/(losses)
     The Group continued to be financially supported by JSW during the year, inter alia, through a loan of USD33,3 million loan
     (2011: USD22,9 million) from a subsidiary of JSW. Changes in the Rand/Dollar exchange rate resulted in an unrealised loss
     of R14,3 million (2011: R33,4 million) on this loan outstanding at the year end.

     Exchange gains on turnover totalled R2,3 million (2011: R1,87 million) for the year.

     Due to the losses incurred during the year no provision has been made for taxation. A reduction in the deferred tax liability of
     R2 million (2011: R6 million) was recorded as a result of the reduction in the carrying value of the mining right and changes
     to the rehabilitation liability.

2.   Asset management
     Capital expenditure
     Limited capital expenditure was incurred during year of R1,4 million (2010: R36,3 million). No further capital expenditure has
     been committed to, pending the WULA approval outstanding on the Voorslag reserve.

     Assets held for sale
     Assets held for resale in the previous year were transferred to third parties in 2012, at a net profit of R3,3 million (2011: loss
     R0,8 million).

3.   Impairment of Mining Right
     The depreciation in the Rand to R8,67 (2011: R8,01), the forecast to R9,25 (2011: R8,35) to the USD as well as the
     reduction in the carrying value of the Groups assets has offset the effect of the reduction in the forecast API4 index price
     to USD105,60 (2011: USD116,13). Management is of the opinion that WULA approval will be received to allow for the
     resumption of activities and consequently no impairment has been recorded.

4.   Going concern
     The Groups going concern has been underwritten by the support of JSW. JSW has confirmed in writing its intention to
     continue their financial support of SACMH. This is also evidenced by the further funding made available during the year.
     In terms of the loan agreements with JSW, the Group has undertaken not to accept repayment of its loan accounts until
     such stage as SACMHs assets fairly valued exceed its liabilities.

5.   Updated statement of Reserves and Resources
     Reserves have been reduced by current mining operations of 401 366 (2011: 811 302) tons; no further changes to the
     statement of Reserves and Resources as published in the Groups annual integrated report released on 6 July 2012 have
     been recorded.

6.   Financing activities
     In terms of the agreement entered into with RBCT the Group acquired the balance of the 4 000 ordinary RBCT shares
     (2011: 283 ordinary shares) and repaid the outstanding loan of R48 million (2011: R50 million) in full during the year.

     The increase in the investment has no effect on the Groups rail entitlement to RBCT. This was financed through the
     Groups shareholder JSW Energy India.

     JSW extended a further R78 million (2011: R27 million) to support the Group during the year as well as to finance debt
     repayments due by the Group to RBCT and The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.

Events subsequent to the year end
Further updates have been provided to the DMR to support the Groups WULA, no commitment has been received from the
DMR for any approval. The Group continues to engage with prospective Black Empowerment Partners (BEE) in an effort to fulfil
its commitments to the DMR in terms of its mining right. The Groups shareholders expect to be able to confirm the introduction
of a BEE partner within the foreseeable future.

Capital expenditure commitments
No material commitments have been approved.

Contingencies and commitments
There has been no change in the previously disclosed contingent assets and liabilities.

Operations continue to be suspended pending the approval of the WULA and a Care & Maintenance programme has been
implemented. The Group continues to receive rental income from its various logistical assets which will allow for it to service
current expenditure.

Management together with the Groups major shareholder are actively pursuing various strategic transactions to address the
Groups long-term sustainability as well as its BEE status.

Changes to directorate
Mr QMSM Mokoetle was appointed as an independent non-executive director and chairman of the board on 6 February 2012.
Mr AJL Rayment resigned as Chief Executive Officer and also as a director of the Company on 31 October 2012. Consequent
to the resignation of Mr AJL Rayment, Mr DGA Miller has been designated as acting CEO of the Company with effect from
1 November 2012.

The reviewed consolidated condensed Group results for the year ended 31 December 2012 have been prepared by the CFO,
DGA Miller CA(SA).

For and on behalf of the board

QMSM Mokoetle	                                                    DGA Miller
Chairman	                                                    Acting Chief Executive Officer

27 March 2013

Directors:	        QMSM Mokoetle (non-executive Chairman), DGA Miller (acting CEO/CFO)
	                VP Garg* (non-executive), PP Menon* (non-executive) *Indian

Registered office:	3rd Floor, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo, Sandton

Transfer secretary:	Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited

Sponsor:	        Exchange Sponsors (2008) (Pty) Limited

Auditors:	        Mazars

Website:	        www.sacmh.co.za
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