EXXARO RESOURCES LIMITED - Trading Statement for the year ended 31 December 2013Release Date: 27/02/2014 15:30:00 Code(s): EXX
EXXARO RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
(Registration Number: 2000/011076/06)
JSE share code: EXX
ISIN code: ZAE000084992
ADR code: EXXAY
(?Exxaro? or ?the group?)
TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2013
Shareholders are referred to the trading statement published on 30 January 2014 and are
advised that Exxaro and its directors have obtained a reasonable degree of certainty relating
to the expected financial results of Exxaro for the year ended 31 December 2013.
A decrease in consolidated net operating profit for the group is expected when compared to
the R7 557 million in the corresponding period in 2012, mainly due to the non-recurring
profits of R4 037 million realised during 2012 on the sale of the mineral sands and zinc
operations and other assets.
The group is expected to record higher net operating profit from the coal operations, based
on higher export volumes at higher average Rand selling prices as well as expected higher
shortfall income at the Grootegeluk Medupi Expansion Project, partially offset by higher
inflation. The group also recorded a net pre-tax impairment loss of R143 million of the
carrying value of property, plant and equipment at the New Clydesdale Colliery coal
operation in Mpumalanga during the year ended 31 December 2013.
The group is expected to report an increase in the operating cost of the ferrous business
reported for the year ended 31 December 2013 when compared to 2012, mainly due to
corporate costs and cost of the refurbishment of the demonstration furnace at Alloystream.
Contributions from equity-accounted investments are expected to be in line with 2012.
Attributable earnings (from both continuing and discontinued operations) for the year ended
31 December 2013 are expected to be between R5 595 and R6 404 million. This equates to
basic attributable earnings per share of between 1 576 cents and 1 804 cents, representing a
decrease of between 34% and 42% when compared with the comparative period in 2012.
Again, this is mainly due to the non-recurring profit on the sale of the mineral sands
operations as well as the sale of the Rosh Pinah mine and other non-core assets, collectively
amounting to R4 037 million in 2012.
Basic headline earnings per share are expected to be between 1 370 cents and 1 478 cents,
representing an expected range between a decrease of 2% and an increase of 6% when
compared with the comparative period in 2012.
The forecast financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been
reviewed, audited or reported on by Exxaro?s external auditors. This statement is issued in
compliance with the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited.
Shareholders are reminded that Exxaro will release its reviewed financial results for the year
ended 31 December 2013 on 6 March 2014.
Exxaro is one of the largest South African based diversified resources companies, with
interests in the Coal, Titanium Dioxide and Iron ore commodities. www.exxaro.com
Wim A de Klerk
Tel: + 27 12 307 4848
Mobile: +27 82 652 5145
27 February 2014
Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited
Date: 27/02/2014 03:30:00 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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