EXXARO RESOURCES LIMITED - Trading Statement for the year ended 31 December 2014Release Date: 20/02/2015 16:00:00 Code(s): EXX
EXXARO RESOURCES LIMITED
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
(Registration Number: 2000/011076/06)
JSE share code: EXX
ADR code: EXXAY
(?Exxaro? or ?the company?)
TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2014
Shareholders are advised that Exxaro will release its reviewed annual financial results for the
year ended 31 December 2014 on 05 March 2015.
Consolidated net operating profit as well as attributable earnings per share for the year
ended 31 December 2014 are expected to show a decrease of more than 20% when
compared to the corresponding period of 2013, mainly due to the non-recurring pre-tax
impairment loss of R5 803 million of the company?s investment in the Mayoko Project on
30 June 2014.
The coal business is expected to report a higher net operating profit for the year ended
31 December 2014 compared to the R2 769 million net operating profit reported in the
corresponding period of 2013. This is mainly as a result of higher export and power station
coal sales volumes.
A lower contribution from Exxaro?s equity-accounted investments is expected for the year
ended 31 December 2014 when compared to 2013, mainly as a result of a 32% decrease in
earnings from Sishen Iron Ore Company largely attributable to lower iron ore export prices.
Attributable losses for the year ended 31 December 2014 are expected to be between
R830 million and R998 million. This equates to a basic attributable loss per share of
between 234 cents and 281 cents, representing a decrease of between 113% and 116%
when compared to the attributable earnings per share of 1 751 cents recorded in the
corresponding period in 2013. This is mainly due to the non-recurring post-tax impairment
loss recorded in respect of the Mayoko Project in June 2014 to the value of R5 251 million.
Basic headline earnings per share, which excludes the impact of any impairment losses, are
expected to be between 1 328 cents and 1 381 cents, representing a decrease of between
9% and 6% when compared to the basic headline earnings per share of 1 463 cents of the
corresponding period of 2013.
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.
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 de Klerk
Tel: + 27 12 307 4848
Mobile: +27 82 652 5145
20 February 2015
Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited
Date: 20/02/2015 04:00:00 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za
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