SACOIL HOLDINGS LIMITED - Provisional condensed audited results
for the year ended 28 February 2017Release Date: 31/05/2017 17:00:00 Code(s): SCL
for the year ended 28 February 2017
SacOil Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1993/000460/06)
JSE share code: SCL
("SacOil" or "the Company" or together with its subsidiaries "the Group")
Provisional condensed audited results
for the year ended 28 February 2017
- Award of a new annual crude trading contract in Nigeria
- Off-take of 3.8 million barrels of crude oil (50% attributable to SacOil)
- Partner Total E&P RDC, operator of Block III, successfully completed the acquisition
of 244 km 2D seismic data on the licence area
- Reversal of the Lagia Oil Field impairment
- 8% reduction in the Group's overhead costs
- Conclusion of settlement agreement relating to the OPL 233 legal disputes
- Post period transformational acquisition of a controlling interest in Afric Oil,
a fuel distribution business
- R162.6 million (US$12.5 million) equity bridge loan secured post period
Dr Thabo Kgogo, Chief Executive Officer of SacOil, commented: "The past financial year saw us
expand our operations into the midstream segment of the oil and gas value chain following the
award of the crude trading contract in Nigeria. This segment of the business contributed revenue of
R1.2 billion to the Group's reported results for the year ended 28 February 2017, through the
cost sharing arrangement with Energy Equity Resources (Nigeria Services) Limited. We also
saw an uplift in the oil price which contributed to the improved valuation of the Lagia asset
by R136.1 million (US$10.5 million) resulting in the reversal of R62.1 million of a previously
recognised impairment loss. The operations at Block III in the Democratic Republic of Congo
have made good progress with the recent acquisition of 244 km of 2D seismic data over the
licence area and the agreement on the route of the oil export pipeline from Uganda. The latter
has taken away some timing risk associated with the project resulting in the reversal of
R31.8 million of a previously recognised impairment loss. Cost control and efficient processes
remained key in all our operations, resulting in an overall decrease of 8% in the Group's
overhead cost base.
Despite the positive actions taken during the year, the Group continues to be negatively affected
by both foreign exchange movements as a result of the strengthening of the Rand against the
US Dollar, as well as legacy issues that it continues to work through. The Group reported foreign
exchange losses totalling R124.6 million against its US Dollar-denominated assets and impairments
totalling R170.8 million of the Encha and Transcorp receivables. We have made every effort to expedite
the resolution of these legal matters and are glad to report that court and arbitration dates have
now been agreed. The legal disputes pertaining to SacOil's involvement in OPL 233 have also been
resolved following the conclusion of a settlement agreement with former partners on the asset.
Our investment in Lagia continues to present operational challenges stemming from poor
well-productivity that resulted in a gross operating loss of R8.9 million, but we are confident
that future operating plans adequately address the challenges identified during the review of
the field characterisation.
Post the period end, SacOil was pleased to announce the acquisition of a controlling interest in
Afric Oil through its acquisition of a 100% interest in Phembani Oil. The acquisition represents
another positive action for the Group in executing its strategy of acquiring cash-generative operations
across the oil and gas value chain. This acquisition diversifies the Group's portfolio of assets by
adding low risk and cash-generative operations with a firm footprint in South Africa. Afric Oil will
transform the Group's financial profile through the addition of significant and predictable revenues.
It currently distributes 45 million litres of fuel products each month to a steady client base.
All conditions preceding the acquisition were fulfilled and the deal subsequently closed in late May.
Our focus now is on integrating the Afric Oil operations into the new and enlarged Group. The acquisition
of Afric Oil and the working capital requirements of the enlarged Group will be funded via equity bridge
financing of R162.6 million (US$12.5 million) from Gemcorp Africa Fund I Limited. This loan will be repaid
from the proceeds of a rights issue that the Board of Directors ("the Board") has committed to undertake
within the next 12 months. This funding mechanism, together with the acquisition of Afric Oil and
subsequent cash flow this will provide, address the uncertainties highlighted in note 19 with
respect to the ability of the Group to remain a going concern.
Despite the challenges in the oil and gas sector, we have now built a solid platform from which
we can grow the Group and continue to make progress in achieving our strategic objectives.
Whilst the annual results for the year ended 28 February 2017 highlight uncertainties that
exist with respect to the ability of the Group to remain a going concern, the Board is wholly
confident that the Group has adequate cash resources to meet its obligations for the foreseeable future.
Looking ahead, our key priority is integrating Afric Oil into the enlarged Group, aiming for full
integration of operations by the end of the year. We consider the acquisition of Afric Oil as a
transformational transaction that will enable us to move forward with confidence and focus more
on future growth as opposed to legacy issues, as has been the case in the previous few years.
To reflect this, the Board is taking the opportunity to relaunch the Company under a new name,
with a more balanced portfolio and a significantly strong financial profile. Details of this process
will be forthcoming in the next few months, however, we are excited about the prospect of resetting
the clock, drawing a line under the legacy issues that we inherited, and beginning life as a new entity
with the sole purpose of creating value for our shareholders.
We thank our stakeholders for their continued support as we work towards building a sustainable business."
Crude trading, Nigeria
The crude trading business presents a new revenue stream for the Group with a risk mitigating
strategy that will ensure consistent margins and limit exposure for the Group. Since the award
of the crude trading contract by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company ("NNPC") in April 2016,
SacOil together with Energy Equity Resources (Nigeria Services) Limited ("EER"), sold 3.8 million
barrels of crude oil from four off-takes for the year ended 28 February 2017. The contract with
the NNPC entitles the parties to lift 950 000 barrels of crude oil a month, subject to availability,
however, oil shortages and security issues in Nigeria affected the availability of crude oil.
In December 2016, a new crude trading contract was awarded for 12 months to expire on 31 December 2017,
which will continue to provide the Group with an additional revenue stream. SacOil's participating
interest in the cost sharing arrangement is 50%. The Group generated a gross operating profit of
R7.5 million (2016: Rnil) from the crude trading business as disclosed in note 3 to the summarised
provisional consolidated audited financial statements.
Lagia Oil Field ("Lagia"), Egypt
Operational challenges continued at Lagia, which resulted in a reduction in production as we seek
to overcome these complex challenges. SacOil commissioned an in-depth review of the reservoir
characterisation in order to optimise production. The results of the technical review identified
optimisation opportunities which have been incorporated into the operational plans for the next
three years. The development plan anticipates the drilling of a pilot well in July 2017 which is
expected to validate the drilling of the remaining 14 wells by February 2020 depending on the
attainment of the outcomes envisaged in the technical review. These new wells will contribute to
a targeted production plateau rate of 500 barrels per day from the field. Whilst the performance
of Lagia fell significantly below our expectations as a result of these unforeseen geological
issues, the Competent Persons Report ("CPR") by DeGoyler and McNaughton Canada Limited as at
31 December 2016 shows an increase in the underlying valuation of the asset from US$13 million to
US$24 million arising from the improvement in oil prices since the last valuation and takes into
account the scheduled drilling of 15 new wells. The Group incurred a gross operating loss of
R8.9 million (2016: R10.5 million) from the Lagia operations as disclosed in note 3 to the
summarised provisional consolidated audited financial statements.
Block III, Democratic Republic of Congo
During June 2016, Total E&P RDC ("Total"), operator of Block III, successfully completed the
acquisition of 244 km of 2D seismic data and is in the process of interpreting and integrating
the data with previously acquired gravity and magnetic information. It is expected that the
seismic processing and interpretation will be completed during the second quarter of 2017.
If possible prospects and an identifiable well location are established, the plan is to drill
a well shortly thereafter. As reported previously, the seismic survey did not encroach on the
Virunga National Park. Total continues to carry SacOil's share of exploration costs relating to
Block III under the terms of the Farm-in Agreement. The licence for Block III will be up for
renewal in January 2018.
Block 1, Malawi; Petroleum exploration licences 123, 124 and 125, Botswana; and Bioko Terminal,
Activities on the Group's exploration assets in Malawi, Botswana and Equatorial Guinea were minimal
due to the strategic decision to focus efforts and resources on cash-generative assets. The Group
is currently undertaking a strategic review of these assets to establish the likelihood of
success of prospecting activities.
The Group generated revenue of R1.2 billion from its crude trading activities in Nigeria through
its cost sharing arrangement with EER. Revenues of this magnitude are a first for SacOil and
reflect the Group's intention of growing and diversifying its revenue streams in line with its
strategy. In spite of this positive development, the Group's financial performance remains
constrained by depressed oil prices, foreign exchange fluctuations, legacy issues and Lagia
operational challenges. The Group incurred a loss after tax of R211.8 million (2016: profit of
R39.6 million), a basic loss per share of 6.5 cents (2016: basic earnings per share of 1.6 cents)
and a basic headline loss per share of 7.9 cents (2016: basic headline loss per share of 1.0 cent)
for the year ended 28 February 2017. The Group's reported loss primarily arose from:
- Foreign exchange losses totalling R124.6 million (2016: foreign exchange gains of R154.6 million)
arising from the translation of the contingent bonus, EER and Transcorp receivables. The exchange
rate strengthened from R16.031/US$1 at 29 February 2016 to R13.022/US$1 at 28 February 2017;
- The provision for impairment of R115.8 million (2016: Rnil) of the Encha receivable due to the
default by Encha on 29 February 2016 and the subsequent lack of independent evidence to support
the collectability of the amounts owed. Prior to the maturity of the loan, SacOil received audit
certificates from Encha's auditors confirming that its net assets were in excess of R100 million
as a basis to support the recovery of the loan. These audit certificates have not been made
available to SacOil since the default on the loan agreement. An update on the Encha matter is
provided in the Litigation section of this report below; and
- The impairment of R54.9 million (2016: Rnil) of the Transcorp receivable which essentially
reflects the impact of the time value of money. It is now estimated that the Transcorp matter
may only be resolved at the end of 2018. An update on the Transcorp matter is provided in the
Litigation section of this report.
The above items are all classified under other operating costs and were offset within other
operating costs by the following items:
- The reversal of the Lagia impairment loss of R62.1 million (2016: impairment charge of
R76.5 million) which resulted from favourable changes in the estimates used to determine the
asset's recoverable amount since the impairment losses were recognised, specifically the
future oil price estimates and future cost estimates; and
- The reversal of the contingent bonus impairment of R31.8 million (2016: impairment charge of
R26.1 million). The latest CPR done by Bayphase indicates that the First Investment Date
("FID") and First Oil Date ("FOD") attributable to Block III have changed to 2020 and 2022,
respectively (2016: FID: 2021; FOD: 2025). The fact that an agreement has been reached on
the route of the oil export pipeline from Uganda has removed some of the timing risk.
Excluding the impact of these items, the Group's overall cost base decreased by 8% from
R91.8 million in the prior year to R84.7 million for the year ended 28 February 2017.
This decrease was mainly seen in the Group's remuneration, travel and amortisation costs albeit
an increase in business development, legal and consultancy costs emanating from the Phembani
acquisition, ongoing litigation and technical consultancy services pertaining to the technical
review of the Lagia oil field, respectively.
The Group generated a gross operating profit of R7.5 million (2016: Rnil) from the crude trading
business. Whilst the Lagia operations performed below our expectation for the year, resulting in
a gross operating loss of R8.9 million (2016: R10.5 million) for this segment, we anticipate that
the development initiatives currently underway will result in improved performance of the field
in the coming year.
The Group's investment income increased by R30.9 million year on year to R77.6 million mainly due
to an increase in interest on the contingent bonus receivable and the Encha and Transcorp
receivables. Other income has decreased substantially from R258.2 million in the prior year to
R0.7 million at 28 February 2017. Other income in the prior year included the gain of
R103.6 million arising from the reorganisation of Semliki and foreign exchange gains totalling
R154.6 million. In the current year, other income mainly includes recoveries from bad debts.
The Group's net asset position decreased by R231.3 million year on year which arose mainly from
the net effect of:
- A decrease of R239.4 million in the Group's assets mainly from exchange losses, the impairment
of the Encha and Transcorp receivables and the utilisation of cash as outlined below, which were
partially offset by imputed interest and the reversal of the contingent bonus and Lagia
- A decrease of R8.1 million in the Group's trade payables and deferred tax liability.
The Group utilised R88.1 million (2016: R128.5 million) during the year on remuneration
(R31.1 million), business development (R10.9 million), legal costs (R9.5 million), consultants
(R9.5 million), purchase of assets (R8.3 million), listing costs (R5.8 million), office rentals
and travel (R5.1 million) and other expenses (R7.9 million) as disclosed in note 4 to the
summarised provisional consolidated audited financial statements. The Group's cash balance as at
28 February 2017 was R18.7 million (2016: R107.3 million). On 31 May 2017, SacOil secured equity
bridge financing of US$12.5 million from Gemcorp Africa Fund I Limited repayable in 12 months
from the proceeds of a proposed rights issue which the Board has committed to undertake within
the next 12 months. The equity bridge proceeds will be utilised to fund the acquisition of
Afric Oil and for working capital for general corporate purposes of the enlarged Group.
Details pertaining to this loan are provided in note 20 to the summarised provisional consolidated
audited financial statements.
ACQUISITION OF CONTROLLING INTEREST IN AFRIC OIL ("AO")
The Group concluded the acquisition of a controlling stake (71%) in AO on 31 May 2017 for a
consideration of R183.4 million ("the Acquisition") as disclosed in note 21 to the summarised
provisional consolidated audited financial statements. The Acquisition initially announced on
3 March 2017, further diversifies the Group's offering by adding a downstream distribution
business which sells 45 million litres of fuel products (diesel, petrol and paraffin) per
month to a steady client base with possible annual revenue of around R4-R5 billion.
AO owns three fuel depots in the Boland, Western Cape, Randfontein, Gauteng, and Beitbridge,
the Zimbabwe/RSA border. Its operations are predominantly in South Africa, however, it also has
an operating presence in the greater Southern African regions which include Zimbabwe, Zambia and
Namibia. The key customers of AO include government departments, state-owned entities, blue-chip
mining and industrial customers and other non-refinery wholesalers of fuel products.
The Acquisition is fully in line with the Company's stated strategy of focusing on cash-generating
opportunities that expand SacOil's operations across the oil and gas value chain on the African
continent. The Acquisition provides the Group with a strategic platform for broader expansion of
our downstream activities in the future months.
The Group's capital commitments have decreased by 23% and are disclosed in note 16 of the
summarised provisional consolidated audited financial statements.
The Group continues to rely on its ability to successfully raise further financing to fund
future working capital and business development needs. The addition of the AO investment will
provide the Group with a sustainable business and improve the long-term outlook of the Group.
The Board remains reasonably confident it will manage the material uncertainties that exist,
which are highlighted in note 19 to the summarised provisional consolidated audited financial
statements. The summarised provisional consolidated audited financial statements have therefore
been prepared on a going concern basis.
CHANGES IN DIRECTORATE
The following directors resigned from the Board of SacOil:
- Bradley Cerff on 25 July 2016
- Steve Muller on 16 September 2016
- Danladi Verheijen on 19 September 2016
The following directors were appointed post the reporting period:
- Thuto Masasa on 1 April 2017
- Patrick Mngconkola on 1 April 2017
- Boas Seruwe on 1 April 2017
As previously announced, SacOil 281 Nigeria Limited ("SacOil 281") terminated its participation
with Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc ("Transcorp"), the operator of Oil Prospecting
Licence ("OPL 281").
SacOil contributed US$12.5 million towards farm-in fees on 28 February 2011, which fees
contractually were to be refunded with interest by Transcorp. Notwithstanding the receipt of
Transcorp's acknowledgment of its refund obligation, SacOil subsequently received notice from
Transcorp that SacOil's termination of the Farm-out and Participation Agreement ("FoPA") in
December 2014 was wrongful and amounted to a repudiation of the FoPA. Pursuant to the FoPA,
SacOil 281 filed a notice for arbitration with the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,
Nigeria Branch, on 28 August 2015 to recover its farm-in and related fees plus interest thereon.
Transcorp in response filed the following two court applications in the High Court of Lagos State:
- Transcorp instituted action in the High Court of Lagos State against SacOil 281 and EER 281
for (i) a declaration that SacOil's notice of termination, dated 3 December 2014, was wrongful
and amounted to a repudiation of the FoPA; and (ii) payment of the sum of US$50 million as
- SacOil filed a motion to stay the court proceedings pending the outcome of the arbitral hearing.
- On 8 December 2015, the High Court of Lagos dismissed the application.
- SacOil filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal applying for the stay of High Court proceedings
pending the appeal.
- Appeal date is set for 13 June 2017.
- Transcorp instituted this action in the High Court: Lagos State to prevent the appointment of
three arbitrators by the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigerian Branch.
The action is borne out of the Notice of Arbitration issued on Transcorp by SacOil and the
application for the appointment of three arbitrators issued to the Chairman of the Chartered
Institute of Arbitrators.
- SacOil has appealed the ruling of the Lagos High Court and a hearing date for the appeal is
still to be determined.
- A successful appeal would compel the matter to be settled via arbitration.
The estimated resolution date for this matter is the second half of 2018.
Encha Group Limited & Encha Energy Proprietary Limited
The Company instituted action against Encha Group Limited for payment of R75 million, together with
interest and costs, based on unjustified enrichment following the failure of an exclusivity
agreement regarding certain DRC exploration assets. In the same action, the Company is claiming
payment of R75 million, plus interest, from Encha Energy Proprietary Limited and Encha Group Limited
on the basis of a written acknowledgment of debt provided by Encha Energy Proprietary Limited,
in respect of which Encha Group Limited bound itself as surety. The parties have agreed to refer
the matter to arbitration and the arbitration process has began with the hearing scheduled to
commence on 20 November 2017.
The Company instituted legal action against Robin Vela (its former CEO) in which it claimed an
amount of R3 324 524 together with interest in respect of taxes that became due to the
South African Revenue Service and which were not deducted from the salary that was paid to him
by the Company during his tenure as CEO. The Company has also claimed legal costs. Robin Vela is
defending the action and has also raised three counterclaims in the action in terms of which he
claims an amount of R280 749 allegedly owing in respect of unpaid leave; an amount of R2 784 948
allegedly due in respect of a bonus; and an amount of R16 881 459 allegedly owing in respect of
the breach of a share option agreement. In addition, Robin Vela is also claiming interest on these
amounts and legal costs. The matter is set down for trial on 25 August 2017.
Richard Linnell (the Company's former Chairman) instituted legal action against the Company
during September 2016 in which he claims, amongst others matters, payment of R14 740 166,
together with interest, and the reinstatement of 12 595 841 share options which the Company
contends have lapsed. He is also claiming legal costs. The Company is defending the action.
We look forward to integrating the AO business and expanding the existing distribution market
share. AO will transform the financial profile of the Group through the addition of significant
and predictable revenue streams which enable the Group to create a sustainable business that
drives shareholder value. We also anticipate positive results from the pilot well to be drilled
at Lagia in July 2017 which will pave the way for further development activities and consequently
production optimisation at the field. Depending on the outcome of the ongoing seismic programme in
DRC, we may also be fully carried on a high-impact exploration well by our partner Total later
this year. The Board remains cognisant that volatility within the oil and gas markets is expected
to persist which will require us to continue to operate at low oil prices. Cost containment and the
resolution of legacy issues are therefore also part of our key priorities for the foreseeable future.
Any forecast financial information is the sole responsibility of the directors and has not been
reviewed by the Group's auditors.
SacOil is a South African based independent African oil and gas company, listed on the JSE.
The Company has a diverse portfolio of assets spanning a controlling interest in the fuel
distribution business of Afric Oil; crude production in Egypt; exploration and appraisal in the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Botswana; and midstream projects including crude trading
in Nigeria and a terminal project in Equatorial Guinea. Our focus as a Group is on delivering
energy for the African continent by using Africa's own resources to meet the significant growth in
demand expected over the next decade. The Company continues to evaluate industry opportunities
throughout Africa as it seeks to establish itself as a leading, full-cycle pan-African oil and
SUMMARISED PROVISIONAL CONSOLIDATED AUDITED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
Notes R'000 R'000
Revenue 1 171 247 4 746
Cost of sales (1 172 733) (15 286)
Gross loss (1 486) (10 540)
Other income 686 258 239
Other operating costs (283 757) (194 429)
(Loss)/profit from operations 4 (284 557) 53 270
Investment income 5 77 613 46 744
Finance costs (1) (4)
(Loss)/profit before taxation (206 945) 100 010
Taxation (4 877) (60 422)
(Loss)/profit for the year (211 822) 39 588
Other comprehensive (loss)/income
Items that may be reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periods:
Exchange differences on translation of foreign operations (21 536) 61 460
Other comprehensive (loss)/income for the year net of taxation (21 536) 61 460
Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the year (233 358) 101 048
(Loss)/profit attributable to:
Equity holders of the parent (211 822) 53 584
Non-controlling interest - (13 996)
(Loss)/profit for the year (211 822) 39 588
Total comprehensive (loss)/profit attributable to:
Equity holders of the parent (233 358) 115 044
Non-controlling interest - (13 996)
Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the year (233 358) 101 048
(Loss)/earnings per share
Basic (cents) 6 (6.48) 1.64
Diluted (cents) 6 (6.48) 1.64
SUMMARISED PROVISIONAL CONSOLIDATED AUDITED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
Notes R'000 R'000
Exploration and evaluation assets 51 029 50 975
Oil and gas properties 7 183 758 166 030
Other financial assets 8 468 322 253 799
Property, plant and equipment 1 187 1 075
Other intangible assets 9 58 284 57 844
Total non-current assets 762 580 529 723
Other financial assets 8 2 574 383 145
Inventories 7 484 9 330
Trade and other receivables 2 192 3 405
Cash and cash equivalents 10 18 724 107 349
Total current assets 30 974 503 229
Total assets 793 554 1 032 952
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Stated capital 11 1 216 504 1 216 504
Reserves 58 452 77 963
Accumulated loss (587 075) (375 253)
Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent 687 881 919 214
Total shareholders' equity 687 881 919 214
Deferred tax liability 83 403 78 526
Total non-current liabilities 83 403 78 526
Current tax payable 12 851 12 851
Trade and other payables 12 9 419 22 361
Total current liabilities 22 270 35 212
Total liabilities 105 673 113 738
Total equity and liabilities 793 554 1 032 952
Number of shares in issue (000's) 3 269 836 3 269 836
Net asset value per share (cents) 21.04 28.11
Net tangible asset value per share (cents) 19.48 26.55
SUMMARISED PROVISIONAL CONSOLIDATED AUDITED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
currency Share-based to equity Non-
Stated translation payment Total Accumulated holders of controlling Total
capital reserve reserve reserves loss the parent interest equity
R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000
Balance at 28 February 2015 1 216 504 8 717 6 890 15 607 (448 655) 783 456 4 417 787 873
Changes in equity:
Profit/(loss) for the year - - - - 53 584 53 584 (13 996) 39 588
Other comprehensive income
for the year - 61 460 - 61 460 - 61 460 - 61 460
Total comprehensive income/(loss)
for the year - 61 460 - 61 460 53 584 115 044 (13 996) 101 048
Share options issued - - 896 896 - 896 - 896
Acquisition of non-controlling interest - - - - 19 818 19 818 (19 818) -
Disposal of Semliki (note 13) - - - - - - 29 397 29 397
Total changes - 61 460 896 62 356 73 402 135 758 (4 417) 131 341
Balance at 29 February 2016 1 216 504 70 177 7 786 77 963 (375 253) 919 214 - 919 214
Changes in equity:
Loss for the year - - - - (211 822) (211 822) - (211 822)
Other comprehensive loss
for the year - (21 536) - (21 536) - (21 536) - (21 536)
Total comprehensive loss
for the year - (21 536) - (21 536) (211 822) (233 358) - (233 358)
Share options issued - - 2 025 2 025 - 2 025 - 2 025
Total changes - (21 536) 2 025 (19 511) (211 822) (231 333) - (231 333)
Balance at 28 February 2017 1 216 504 48 641 9 811 58 452 (587 075) 687 881 - 687 881
SUMMARISED PROVISIONAL CONSOLIDATED AUDITED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
Notes R'000 R'000
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash used in operations (83 156) (81 375)
Interest received 5 3 989 8 756
Finance costs (1) (4)
Net cash used in operating activities (79 168) (72 623)
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (586) (1 063)
Purchase of exploration and evaluation assets (781) (873)
Purchase of oil and gas properties 7 (6 916) (55 444)
Purchase of other intangible assets 9 - (409)
Disposal of subsidiary 13 - (107)
Payments (paid)/received for other financial assets (668) 63 088
Net cash (used in)/from investing activities (8 951) 5 192
Cash flows from financing activities
Repayment of other financial liabilities - (61 092)
Net cash used in financing activities - (61 092)
Total movement in cash and cash equivalents for the year (88 119) (128 523)
Foreign exchange (losses)/gains on cash and cash equivalents (506) 6 441
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year 107 349 229 431
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 10 18 724 107 349
1 BASIS OF PREPARATION
The summarised provisional consolidated audited financial statements of the Group for the
year ended 28 February 2017 have been prepared in accordance with the Group's accounting
policies, which comply with the recognition and measurement criteria of International Financial
Reporting Standards, and the presentation and disclosure requirements of IAS 34 - Interim
Financial Reporting, the SAICA Financial Reporting Guides as issued by the Accounting Practices
Committee, the Financial Reporting Pronouncements as issued by the Financial Reporting Standards
Council, the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited for provisional reports and the Companies
Act of South Africa (No. 71 of 2008), as amended. The accounting policies applied in the
preparation of the results for the year ended 28 February 2017 are consistent with those adopted
in the financial statements for the year ended 29 February 2016 except as noted below.
The Group adopted the amendment to IAS 34 - Interim Financial Reporting which has been applied
in the preparation of these summarised provisional consolidated audited financial statements
and other information contained in this financial report. The amendment clarifies what is meant
by the reference in the standard to "information disclosed elsewhere in the interim report" and
further requires cross-reference from summarised financial statements to the location of the
The following improvements arising from the IASB's annual improvements projects and the
amendments to IFRS listed below, effective for financial periods beginning on or after
1 January 2016, were effective for the first time during this financial year and did not have
an impact on the Group's results:
- Amendments to IAS 1 - Disclosure Initiative
- Amendments to IFRS 10, IFRS 12 and IAS 28 - Investment Entities: Applying the
- Amendment to IFRS 11 - Joint Arrangements, regarding acquisition of an interest in a
- Amendment to IAS 16 - Property, Plant and Equipment and IAS 38 - Intangible Assets,
regarding depreciation and amortisation
- Amendment to IAS 16 - Property, Plant and Equipment and IAS 41 - Agriculture, regarding
- Amendment to IFRS 10 and IAS 28 regarding the sale or contribution of assets between an
investor and its associate or joint venture
- Amendment to IAS 27 - Separate Financial Statements, regarding the equity method
- Amendment to IFRS 14 - Regulatory Deferral Accounts
- Improvement to IFRS 5 - Non-current Asset Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations
- Improvement to IFRS 7 - Financial Instruments: Disclosures
- Improvement to IAS 19 - Employee Benefits
Details pertaining to the amendments or improvements referred to above are provided in the
Group annual financial statements for the year ended 28 February 2017.
These summarised provisional consolidated audited financial statements have been prepared on
a going concern basis after taking into account the matters in note 19.
All monetary information is presented in the functional currency of the Company, being
South African Rand.
2 PREPARATION OF THE SUMMARISED PROVISIONAL CONSOLIDATED AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND
AUDITOR'S AUDIT REPORT
The directors take full responsibility for the preparation of these summarised provisional
consolidated audited financial statements. These summarised provisional consolidated audited
financial statements for the year ended 28 February 2017 have been prepared under the
supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, Mr Marius Damain Matroos CA(SA).
These summarised provisional consolidated audited financial statements, which have been
derived from the audited consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended
28 February 2017 and with which they are consistent in all material respects, have been
audited by Ernst & Young Inc. Their unmodified audit opinions on the consolidated annual
financial statements and on the summarised provisional consolidated audited financial
statements are available for inspection at the registered office of the Company. The audit
opinions contain a material uncertainty related to going concern paragraph for the going
concern matters highlighted in note 19 of the summarised provisional consolidated audited
financial statements. The auditor's report does not necessarily report on all the information
contained in this report. Shareholders are therefore advised that, in order to obtain a full
understanding of the nature of the auditor's engagement, they should obtain a copy of the
auditor's report together with the accompanying consolidated audited annual financial statements
from the Company's registered office.
This summarised report is extracted from audited information, but is itself not audited.
3 SEGMENTAL REPORTING
The Group operates in six geographical locations which form the basis of the information
evaluated by its chief operating decision maker. For management purposes the Group is
organised and analysed by these locations. These locations are: South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria,
DRC, Botswana and Malawi. Operations in South Africa relate to head office activities of the
Group that include the general management, financing and administration of the Group.
Egypt Nigeria DRC Malawi Botswana South Africa Eliminations Consolidated
R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000
Revenue 5 263 1 165 984 - - - - - 1 171 247
Cost of sales (14 210) (1 158 523) - - - - - (1 172 733)
Gross (loss)/profit (8 947) 7 461 - - - - - (1 486)
Other income 62 147 447 31 755 - 215 5 105 (98 983) 686
Investment income - 5 249 17 575 - - 54 789 - 77 613
Finance costs - (1) - - - - - (1)
Other operating expenses (25 247) (56 526) (30 218) - (1 859) (268 890) 98 983 (283 757)
Taxation - - (4 877) - - - - (4 877)
(Loss)/profit for the year 27 953 (43 370) 14 235 - (1 644) (208 996) - (211 822)
Segment assets - non-current 241 807 109 561 259 077 307 153 345 742 (194 067) 762 580
Segment assets - current 11 093 17 24 - 2 19 838 - 30 974
Segment liabilities - non-current (112 140) - (160 744) - (4 586) - 194 067 (83 403)
Segment liabilities - current (5 300) (741) - - (454) (15 775) - (22 270)
Revenue 4 746 - - - - - - 4 746
Cost of sales (15 286) - - - - - - (15 286)
Gross loss (10 540) - - - - - - (10 540)
Other income - 52 496 106 026 - - 136 554 (36 837) 258 239
Investment income - 383 26 426 - - 19 935 - 46 744
Finance costs - - - - - (4) - (4)
Other operating expenses (98 158) (31 327) (28 975) - (2 711) (70 095) 36 837 (194 429)
Taxation - - (65 706) - - 5 284 - (60 422)
Profit/(loss) for the year (108 698) 21 552 37 771 - (2 711) 91 674 - 39 588
Segment assets - non-current 223 440 - 246 884 259 146 263 949 (204 954) 529 723
Segment assets - current 28 791 152 916 32 - 2 321 488 - 503 229
Segment liabilities - non-current (117 297) - (162 794) - (3 389) - 204 954 (78 526)
Segment liabilities - current (6 321) (281) - - - (28 611) - (35 212)
The operations of the Group comprise oil and gas exploration and production, and crude trading.
The activities currently undertaken in Equatorial Guinea with respect to the development of the
Bioko Oil Terminal are not significant at this stage and have not been separately disclosed.
These activities therefore do not meet the recognition criteria for operating segments.
The Group's reported revenue is generated from the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation
("EGPC") and Trafigura Pte Limited, with respect to oil sales and crude trading, respectively.
These revenues are attributed to the Egypt and Nigeria segments, respectively.
Taxation - Egypt
No income or deferred tax has been accrued by Mena International Petroleum Company Limited
("Mena") as the Concession Agreement between the EGPC, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mena
provides that the EGPC is responsible for the settlement of income tax on behalf of Mena,
out of EGPC's share of petroleum produced. The Group has elected the net presentation approach
in accounting for this deemed income tax. Under this approach Mena's revenue is not grossed up
for income tax payable by EGPC on behalf of Mena. Consequently, no income or deferred tax is accrued.
Notes R'000 R'000
4 (Loss)/profit from operations
(Loss)/profit from operations for the year is stated after
accounting for the following income and (expense) items:
Provision for impairment of financial assets 8 (115 919) -
Reversal of impairment/(impairment) of oil and gas properties 14 46 179 (56 849)
Reversal of impairment/(impairment) of other intangible assets 14 15 968 (19 659)
Foreign exchange (losses)/gains (124 565) 154 603
Donations (25) -
Payment of past Semliki SARL costs - (2 333)
Gain on reorganisation of interest in Block III 13 - 103 624
Impairment of financial assets 8 (54 897) (26 083)
Reversal of impairment of financial assets 8 31 755 -
Corporate costs (5 759) (4 638)
External auditor's remuneration (2 475) (2 666)
Audit fees (2 475) (1 796)
Other services - (870)
Internal auditor's remuneration (396) (326)
Employee benefit expense (31 134) (34 034)
Accounting fees - (25)
Inventory write-down (244) -
Consulting fees (9 512) (6 133)
Legal fees (9 514) (4 948)
Business development (10 856) (7 140)
Travel and accommodation (2 618) (4 702)
Bad debts recovered 399 -
Depreciation and amortisation (10 190) (10 919)
Oil and gas assets 7 (3 805) (2 268)
Property, plant and equipment (474) (326)
Exploration and evaluation assets (727) (2 051)
Other intangible assets 9 (5 184) (6 274)
Rentals - premises (2 522) (3 284)
Broker fees (640) (788)
Share-based payment expense (2 025) (896)
Reversal of accrual for share-based payments (footnote 1) 6 874 -
1 Accrual was raised following the rights issue in 2014 pursuant to the terms of the share
option scheme which require top-up share options to be issued to existing holders of share
options. The share options were subsequently issued during the current financial year resulting
in the reversal of the accrual originally recognised.
Notes R'000 R'000
5 INVESTMENT INCOME
Interest received - cash and cash equivalents 3 989 8 756
Interest receivable - loans 8 40 334 -
Interest on financial assets 8 33 290 37 988
77 613 46 744
6 (LOSS)/EARNINGS PER SHARE
Basic (cents) (6.48) 1.64
Diluted (cents) (6.48) 1.64
(Loss)/profit attributable to equity holders of the parent used in
the calculation of the basic and diluted (loss)/earnings per share (211 822) 53 584
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in the calculation
of basic (loss)/earnings per share (000's) 3 269 836 3 269 836
Issued shares at the beginning of the reporting period (000's) 3 269 836 3 269 836
Effect of shares issued during the reporting period (weighted) (000's) - -
Add: Dilutive share options (000's) - 901
Weighted average number of ordinary shares used in the calculation
of diluted (loss)/earnings per share (000's) 3 269 836 3 270 737
Headline (loss)/earnings per share
Basic (cents) (7.85) 1.04
Diluted (cents) (7.85) 1.04
Reconciliation of headline (loss)/earnings
(Loss)/earnings attributable to equity holders of the parent (211 822) 53 584
(Reversal of impairment)/impairment of oil and gas assets (46 179) 56 849
(Reversal of impairment)/impairment of other intangible assets (15 968) 19 659
Write-off of property, plant and equipment - 5
Gain on reorganisation of interest in Block III - (103 624)
Tax effects of adjustments 17 401 7 591
Headline (loss)/earnings (256 568) 34 064
7 OIL AND GAS PROPERTIES
At 1 March 2015 123 145
Additions 55 444
Translation of foreign operations 46 833
At 29 February 2016 225 422
At 1 March 2016 225 422
Additions 6 916
Translation of foreign operations (31 278)
At 28 February 2017 200 776
Depletion and impairment
At 1 March 2015 (275)
Impairment (note 14) (56 849)
Depletion (2 268)
At 29 February 2016 (59 392)
At 1 March 2016 (59 392)
Reversal of impairment (note 14) 46 179
Depletion (3 805)
At 28 February 2017 (17 018)
Net book value
At 28 February 2015 122 870
At 29 February 2016 166 030
At 28 February 2017 183 758
Details pertaining to the prior year impairment charge and its subsequent reversal in the
current year are provided in note 14.
8 OTHER FINANCIAL ASSETS
Loan due from EERNL (footnote 1) 51 363 57 484
Transcorp Refund (footnote 2) 208 450 -
Contingent consideration (footnote 3) 208 509 196 315
468 322 253 799
Loan due from EERNL (footnote 1) 668 173 571
Transcorp Refund (footnote 2) - 305 764
Advance payment against future services (footnote 4) 115 825 75 490
Deferred consideration on disposal of Greenhills Plant (footnote 5) 2 000 1 891
118 493 556 716
Less: Provision for impairment (footnote 6) (115 919) (173 571)
2 574 383 145
470 896 636 944
1 At 28 February 2017, the long-term loan receivable of R51.4 million (2016: R57.5 million)
represents the present value of future amounts (R65.1 million (2016: R80.2 million)
(US$5 million)) due from EERNL, to be recovered from its share of OML 113's cash flows
expected in 2019 and 2020. Interest amounting to R5.1 million (2016: R4.4 million) arising
from the unwinding of the discount applied to the future receivable on initial recognition
has been included in investment income in profit or loss. Foreign exchange losses totalling
R11.2 million have been recognised in other operating costs in profit or loss in relation
to this long-term loan (2016: foreign exchange gains totalling R15.4 million recognised in
other income in profit or loss).
The short-term loan due from EERNL represents amounts historically advanced by SacOil to
EERNL in connection with operating and other activities relating to OPL 233 and OPL 281.
As previously disclosed, this loan was due to be settled from recoveries from Nigdel
United Oil Company ("Nigdel") pursuant to a settlement agreement concluded between SacOil
and EERNL in March 2015. The recoveries from Nigdel were expected from the anticipated
settlement of claims instituted by SacOil and EERNL against Nigdel pursuant to the exit
from OPL 233. On 11 October 2016, SacOil, EERNL and Nigdel entered into a settlement
agreement whereupon the parties withdrew their respective litigation and arbitration claims.
Consequently, the short-term loan due from EERNL of R173.6 million is no longer recoverable
and has been written off to other operating costs in profit or loss. The provision for
impairment of R173.6 million which was recognised in the prior year pending the outcome of
the settlement of the claims, has also been derecognised within other operating costs in
profit or loss. The write-off of the EERNL loan therefore has no impact on the current
year profit or loss as this has been off-set by the reversal of the provision for
impairment initially recognised in the previous year.
2 The Transcorp Refund represents amounts recoverable from Transcorp under the provisions of
the Farm-in Agreement ("FIA"), following the termination of SacOil 281's participation in
OPL 281. SacOil paid R44.1 million (US$6.25 million) on behalf of its subsidiary SacOil 281,
and R43.6 million (US$6.25 million) on behalf of EER 233 Nigeria Limited for a signature
bonus and other costs relating to OPL281, which contractually should be refunded by
Transcorp with interest, on the signature bonus component, at 20% per annum. The FIA provides
for the accrual of interest between the date of payment of these amounts and the date of exit
from the asset, being 3 December 2014. As such there is no interest accrued in the current
year (2016: Rnil). Under the terms of the settlement agreement concluded with EERNL in 2015,
EERNL ceded its share of the refund as settlement of the OPL 281 loan owed to SacOil.
The decrease in the receivable during the period is attributable to foreign exchange losses
of R52.9 million due to the strengthening of the Rand (2016: foreign exchange gain of
R84.9 million), interest of R10.5 million (2016: Rnil) and an impairment charge of
R54.9 million (2016: Rnil). The SacOil Board continues to pursue the recovery of the
Transcorp Refund, however, it is now estimated that the ongoing litigation (as fully
disclosed above) may be resolved at the end of 2018. This delay has affected the valuation
of the receivable. The impairment charge reflects the impact of the time value of money and
has been recorded under other operating costs in profit or loss. Pursuant to the exit,
SacOil does not have further commitments or obligations associated with the appraisal of
OPL 281. The receivable has been reclassified as long term as it is estimated that the
Transcorp litigation will likely be resolved at the end of 2018.
3 The contingent consideration represents SacOil DRC's right to receive cash from Total upon
the occurrence of certain future events under the terms of the Farm-in Agreements concluded
in 2011 and 2012. The agreements were concluded between Total and Semliki. Pursuant to the
reorganisation completed in the prior financial year, SacOil's interest in Block III and its
rights under the various agreements relating to the asset were transferred to SacOil DRC.
Due to the contractual right to receive cash from Total, the Group has historically
recognised a financial asset in its statement of financial position. The asset was initially
recognised at its fair value. Subsequently, the financial asset meets the definition of a
loan and receivable, and is accounted for at amortised cost taking into account interest
revenue and currency movements. At each reporting date the Group reassesses its estimate of
receipts from the financial asset in line with IAS 39. Included in profit or loss at
28 February 2017 is a reversal of an impairment loss of R31.8 million. The fact that
agreement has been reached on the route of the oil export pipeline from Uganda has removed
some of the timing risk associated with the receipt of the contingent bonus as illustrated
below. In the prior year an impairment loss of R26.1 million was recognised in profit or
loss arising from the write-down of future expected cash flows from the contingent
consideration receivable for the Block III farm-outs in March 2011 and March 2012.
The write-down which was reflective of the impact of the time value of money arose as a
result of the delays in activities on Block III due to civil unrest in the area and in
obtaining an extension of the operating licence, which deferred the receipt of the
contingent consideration by a year. The extension has since been granted.
The movement in the contingent consideration is attributable to imputed interest of
R17.6 million (2016: R26.4 million), a reversal of impairment of R31.8 million
(2016: Rnil) and a foreign exchange loss of R37.1 million (2016: R91.1 million foreign
exchange gain). A deferred tax charge of R4.9 million (2016: tax charge of R36.5 million)
was recognised in the statement of comprehensive income.
The assumptions used to measure the contingent consideration are detailed below:
Probability of exploration success (single well) 26% 26%
Probability of at least one success from two wells 45% 45%
Probability of successful completion given exploration success 89% 89%
Discount rate 10% 10%
First Investment Decision Date ("FID") 28 February 2020 28 February 2021
First Oil Date ("FOD") 28 February 2022 28 February 2025
Valuation date 28 February 2017 28 February 2016
FID US$29 000 000 US$29 000 000
FOD US$25 000 000 US$25 000 000
Should the probability factors applied to the valuation model be increased or decreased by 10%,
all other variables held constant, post-tax loss would have been R48.6 million (2016: R45.5 million)
lower and R48.6 million (2016: R45.5 million) higher, respectively.
4 The amount due represents Encha Energy's indebtedness to SacOil Holdings Limited under the
Acknowledgement of Debt Agreement concluded between the two parties on 28 February 2013
("the Agreement"). This debt became due and payable on 29 February 2016 and remains unpaid
as at the date of the annual financial statements. The financial asset recognised at
28 February 2017 is R115.8 million (2016: R75.5 million) representing the advance of
R75.5 million and interest totalling R40.3 million (2016: Rnil) calculated at the prime
rate plus 3%. The interest has been included in investment income in the statement of
comprehensive income. The Agreement provides for the accrual of default interest on the
amount outstanding from 28 February 2013 until such time the debt is paid in full.
The amount due from Encha Energy has been provided for as outlined below, pending the
outcome of the debt recovery process.
5 The remaining consideration of R2.0 million for the disposal of the Greenhills Plant was
due on 1 October 2016. The amount remains unpaid at the date of the annual financial statements.
A provision for impairment has been recognised as outlined below.
6 For the duration of the Agreement referred to above, as provided for therein, the Company
received certificates from Encha's auditors which confirmed at each reporting date that the
net asset value of the Encha Group exceeded R100 million as a basis to support the
recoverability of the amount owed. Since the expiry of the Agreement and the subsequent
default by Encha on its obligations, this information has not been made available to the
Company to enable a complete assessment of the financial position of the Encha Group.
Information available to enable an assessment of the recoverability of the R115.8 million
owed to the Company at 28 February 2017 was therefore limited to information available in
the public domain on Encha's asset base. This information however does not provide visibility
of Encha's liabilities to enable a complete assessment of the net asset position at
28 February 2017. A provision for impairment of R115.8 million has therefore been raised.
A impairment provision of R0.1 million (2016: Rnil) has been recognised against the deferred
consideration on disposal of the Greenhills Plant following management's assessment of the
debtor's ability to repay the amount owed. A recovery process is currently ongoing.
In the prior year a provision for impairment of R173.6 million was recognised pending the
outcome of the arbitration proceedings where it was expected that SacOil would recover
the amount owed from Nigdel as outlined above (footnote 1).
The fair value of other financial assets is given in note 15.
software assets Total
R'000 R'000 R'000
9 OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
At 28 February 2015 408 62 743 63 151
Additions 409 - 409
Translation of foreign operations - 22 272 22 272
At 29 February 2016 817 85 015 85 832
Translation of foreign operations - (10 344) (10 344)
At 28 February 2017 817 74 671 75 488
Accumulated depreciation and impairment
At 28 February 2015 (202) (1 853) (2 055)
Impairment (note 14) - (19 659) (19 659)
Amortisation (180) (6 094) (6 274)
At 29 February 2016 (382) (27 606) (27 988)
Reversal of impairment (note 14) - 15 968 15 968
Amortisation (198) (4 986) (5 184)
At 28 February 2017 (580) (16 624) (17 204)
At 28 February 2015 206 60 890 61 096
At 29 February 2016 435 57 409 57 844
At 28 February 2017 237 58 047 58 284
The Group's other intangible assets arose from the acquisition of Mena in October 2014.
Mena owns the Lagia oil field. The Petroleum Concession Agreement gives Mena the right to drill
for petroleum reserves.
Details pertaining to the prior year impairment charge and subsequent reversal in the current
year are provided in note 14.
10 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
Cash and cash equivalents consist of:
Cash at banks and on hand 11 775 23 810
Short-term deposits 6 949 83 539
Cash and cash equivalents 18 724 107 349
Cash at banks earns interest at floating rates. Short-term deposits are made for varying
periods but usually for one month, depending on the immediate cash requirements of the Group,
and earn interest at the respective short-term deposit rates.
At 28 February 2017, the Group had no undrawn committed borrowing facilities.
Number of Stated
11 STATED CAPITAL
Balance at 1 March 2015 3 269 836 1 216 504
Balance at 29 February 2016 3 269 836 1 216 504
Balance at 28 February 2017 3 269 836 1 216 504
12 TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES
Trade payables 5 084 10 655
Accruals 3 284 10 585
Other payables 1 051 1 121
9 419 22 361
The carrying values of trade and other payables approximate their fair values.
13 REORGANISATION OF INTEREST IN BLOCK III
At 29 February 2016
Prior to the reorganisation concluded on 29 February 2016, Semliki SARL ("Semliki") had a direct
18.3% participating interest in Block III in the DRC alongside partners Total E&P RDC (66.7%)
("Total") and the DRC government (15%). Semliki was 68% directly owned by RDK Mining Proprietary
Limited ("RDK"), with the remaining 32% held by Divine Inspiration Group Proprietary Limited
("DIG"). RDK is a wholly owned subsidiary of SacOil.
During the prior year SacOil initiated a process to reorganise the holding of its indirect
interest in Block III ("the Interest"). The transaction agreements implementing the reorganisation
were concluded on 29 February 2016. This resulted in the disposal of the Group's shareholding in
Semliki for US$1 (R16) and the incorporation of SacOil DRC SARL ("SacOil DRC"), in which RDK owns
100% of the issued shares. The effect of the reorganisation was to transfer the Group's share of
assets and liabilities (including the Interest), previously owned in Semliki, to SacOil DRC,
pursuant to various agreements with DIG. This reorganisation has since enabled SacOil to represent
its interest in Block III directly and to have a direct line of sight of the activities of the block.
The following table summarises the impact of the reorganisation on the results of the Group as
at 29 February 2016 measured at the carrying amount of the assets and liabilities disposed or
Disposal of Semliki:
Exploration and evaluation assets (74 366)
Contingent consideration (329 097)
Loan due from DIG (57 729)
Cash and cash equivalents (107)
Non-controlling interest (29 397)
Deferred tax liability 131 639
Loans from Group companies 84 268
Current tax payable 272 206
Total identifiable net liabilities disposed at carrying amount (2 583)
Plus: Transfer of assets and liabilities to SacOil DRC:
Exploration and evaluation assets 50 569
Contingent consideration 196 315
Deferred tax liability (78 526)
Loans from Group companies (84 268)
Total identifiable net assets recognised 84 090
Plus: Impact of the reorganisation on SacOil's assets and liabilities (footnote 1):
Other financial assets (12 190)
Current tax payable 34 307
Net identifiable liabilities derecognised at carrying amount 22 117
Total impact of the reorganisation 103 624
Total gain on reorganisation of Interest (103 624)
Total consideration transferred (footnote 2) -
1 DIG indemnified the Group and Company of tax obligations pertaining to the farm-out of a
portion of Block III to Total in March 2011 and March 2012 which resulted in the derecognition
of current tax payable. Consequently, the asset previously recognised to reflect the recovery
of taxes payable by the Group and the Company from DIG, under this indemnity, was simultaneously
2 Amount less than R1 000.
The gain on reorganisation of R103.6 million was recognised in "other income" in profit or
loss at 29 February 2016.
The cash outflow on reorganisation is as follows:
Cash received -
Net cash retained in Semliki (107)
Net cash outflow (107)
14 REVERSAL OF IMPAIRMENT/(IMPAIRMENT) OF NON-CURRENT ASSETS
In assessing whether an impairment or impairment reversal is required, the carrying value of
the cash-generating unit ("CGU") is compared with its recoverable amount. The recoverable
amount is the higher of the CGU's fair value less costs to sell and value in use. Given the
nature of the Group's activities, information on the fair value of an asset is usually
difficult to obtain unless negotiations with potential purchasers or similar transactions are
taking place. Consequently, unless indicated otherwise, the recoverable amount used in assessing
the impairment charges or reversals described below is value in use. The Group generally
estimates value in use using a discounted cash flow model.
Key assumptions relating to the valuation of the oil and gas assets and other intangible assets
in the current and prior year include the discount rate and cash flows used to determine the
value in use. Future cash flows were estimated based on financial budgets approved by management
covering a three-year period and were extrapolated over the useful life of the assets to reflect
the long-term plans for the Group using the estimated growth rate for the specific business.
The future cash flows were discounted to their present values using a pre-tax discount rate of 10%.
This discount rate was derived from the Group's post-tax weighted average cost of capital ("WACC"),
with appropriate adjustments made to reflect the risks specific to the CGU and to determine the
pre-tax rate. The WACC took into account targeted debt and equity, weighted 50% each. The cost
of equity was derived from the expected return on investment by the Group's investors. The
cost of debt was based on the interest rate at which the Group would be able to borrow for
future expenditure. Segment-specific risk was incorporated by applying individual beta factors.
The beta factors are evaluated annually based on publicly available market data.
Other key assumptions used for the valuation in the current and prior year:
- Crude oil prices: Forecast commodity prices were based on management's estimates and
available market data
- Production rates: Based on management's best estimate of production profiles
- Growth rate estimates: Rates were based on published industry research
- Gross margins: Gross margins were based on average values achieved in since the acquisition
of the assets
28 February 2017
Oil and gas properties (note 7) 46 179 -
Other intangible assets (note 9) 15 968 -
62 147 -
The trigger for testing for the reversal of previously recognised impairment losses was the
uplift in oil prices and future operating cost estimates. On 28 February 2017, the Group reversed
the impairments of oil and gas assets of US$3.5 million (R46.2 million) (2016: Rnil) and other
intangible assets US$1.2 million (R16.0 million). These reversals relate to impairment losses
recognised in the prior year attributable to these assets which are owned by SacOil's subsidiary,
Mena International Petroleum Company Limited ("Mena"). The reversals resulted from a positive
change in the estimates used to determine the assets' recoverable amount since the impairment
losses were recognised, specifically the future oil price estimates and future operating cost
estimates. The basis for the determination of recoverable amount is outlined above.
28 February 2016
Oil and gas properties (note 7) - (56 849)
Other intangible assets (note 9) - (19 659)
- (76 508)
The trigger for impairment testing for the prior year was the decline in oil prices which
significantly affected the revenue of the Group. This decline occurred subsequent to the
acquisition of Mena in October 2014.
Management considered the sensitivity of the value-in-use calculation to various key assumptions
such as crude oil prices and production rates. These sensitivities were taken into consideration
in determining the required impairments or reversal of impairments. A 10% change in any of these
variables would have changed the recoverable amount to between US$12.2 million (R159.1 million)
(2016: US$12.5 million (R201.3 million)) and US$36.6 million (R476.1 million)
(2016: US$ 20.9 million (R337.2 million)). The recoverable amount at 28 February 2017 was
US$24.4 million (R317.6 million) (2016: US$13.9 million (R223.4 million)).
The Group's oil and gas properties and other intangible assets form part of a single CGU.
This CGU falls within the Egypt reportable segment (note 3).
Carrying value Fair value
2017 2016 2017 2016
R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000
15 FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT
Loans and receivables
Other financial assets (note 8) (footnote 1) 470 896 636 944 428 682 540 851
1 In terms of SacOil's accounting policies and IAS 39 - Financial Instruments: Recognition
and Measurement ("IAS 39") these financial instruments are carried at amortised cost and
not at fair value, given that SacOil intends to collect the cash flows from these instruments
when they fall due over the life of the instrument. Changes in market discount rates which
affect fair value would therefore not impact the valuation of these financial instruments and
are not considered to be objective evidence of impairment for items carried at amortised cost
per IAS 39 as this does not impact the timing or amount of expected future cash flows.
Fair value at
28 February 2017
Assets R'000 Valuation technique Significant inputs
Other financial assets 428 682 Discounted cash flow model Weighted average cost of capital
The Group's own non-performance risk as at 28 February 2017 was assessed to be insignificant.
Fair value hierarchy:
The following table presents the Group's assets not measured at fair value in the statement of
financial position, but for which the fair value is disclosed above. The different levels have
been defined as follows:
Level 1 - Quoted (unadjusted) prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities
Level 2 - Other techniques for which all inputs which have a significant effect on the recorded
fair value are observable, either directly or indirectly
Level 3 - Techniques which use inputs that have a significant effect on the recorded fair value
that are not based on observable market data
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Total
R'000 R'000 R'000 R'000
At 28 February 2017
Other financial assets - - 428 682 428 682
At 29 February 2016
Other financial assets - - 540 851 540 851
There were no transfers between any levels during the year.
16 COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
Exploration and evaluation assets
- work programme commitments - due within 12 months 313 830
- work programme commitments - due within 13 to 48 months 40 008 51 282
40 321 52 112
Exploration and evaluation commitments will be funded through a
combination of cash, debt and equity funding.
Cost carry arrangement with TOTAL (footnote 1) 114 003 95 773
Total 114 003 95 773
1 Cost carry arrangement
The Farm-in Agreement between Semliki and Total provides for a carry of costs by Total on
behalf of Semliki on Block III. Semliki's rights under the contract were subsequently
assigned to SacOil DRC as part of the reorganisation concluded on 29 February 2016. Total
will be entitled to recover these costs, being SacOil DRC's share of the production costs on
Block III, plus interest, from future oil revenues. The contingency becomes probable when
production of oil commences and will be raised in full at that point. At 28 February 2017,
Total has incurred R114.0 million (29 February 2016: R95.8 million) of costs on behalf of
Semliki. Should this liability be recognised, a corresponding increase in assets will be
recognised, which, together with existing exploration and evaluation assets, will be
recognised as development infrastructure assets.
17 RELATED PARTIES
Key management compensation
Fees 3 975 3 242
Salaries 8 676 10 610
Other key management:
Salaries 7 575 7 436
The Board has resolved not to declare any dividends to shareholders for the period under review.
19 GOING CONCERN
The Company incurred a net loss for the year ended 28 February 2017 of R211.8 million
(2016: net profit: R39.6 million). The results of the Group continue to be affected by
developments in the global markets with respect to oil prices and exchange rates as well as
lower than expected performance of the Lagia asset for the reasons highlighted in the operations
and finance reviews. Consequently, the Group's operations have not delivered expected cash flows
which has resulted in a net cash outflow of R88.1 million for the year ended 28 February 2017
(2016: R128.5 million) from operations, business development activities and overhead costs.
The Group's cash resources at 28 February 2017 total R18.7 million and are presently not adequate
to meet the Group's obligations for the foreseeable future. The following uncertainties therefore
exist with respect to the Group's ability to remain a going concern.
Availability of funding for the Group's activities
A deficit of R164.4 million exists in the Group's cash flow forecast to February 2020
("the Forecast") for reasons highlighted above. The Forecast does not take into account the
possible cash inflow which could arise from the recovery of funds owed to the Group as disclosed
in note 8. In order to address the shortfall, the Group secured an equity bridge of US$12.5 million
from Gemcorp Africa Fund I Limited on 31 May 2017 as disclosed in note 20 which became available to
the Group to utilise as of that date. This loan will be repaid from the proceeds of a rights
issue which the Board of Directors ("the Board") has committed to undertake within the next
twelve months. The Board is confident of obtaining the required support from its key shareholders
for the future rights issue, however, it is difficult to establish with certainty the extent to
which shareholders will follow their rights in order to raise adequate funds to repay the loan.
Operational performance of the Group
Should Lagia production increase significantly as forecasted based on the planned development
activities, it is expected that this should have a material impact on the financial performance
of the Group as a whole, subject to the impact of the prevailing exchange rates and oil prices
during the foreseeable future. Further, the Group is still in the exploration phase for certain
of the rights that it holds. Should these explorations prove successful, there is significant
upside available in the forecasted financial position and performance in the long term.
It remains to be seen whether the planned development and exploration activities yield the
Acquisition of material subsidiary
SacOil has completed the acquisition of Phembani Oil and this acquisition is expected to
contribute positively to the cash flow position of the Group. Management is confident that
Afric Oil's underlying financial performance will further improve the sustainability of the
Group. The attainment of Afric Oil's forecast after the acquisition remains an uncertainty
given the extensive integration that will be required.
The above conditions give rise to material uncertainties which may cast doubt about the Group's
ability to continue as a going concern and, therefore, that it may be unable to realise its
assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business.
The Board remains reasonably confident that it will manage the material uncertainties that exist,
accordingly the financial statements have been prepared on the basis of accounting policies
applicable to a going concern. This basis presumes that funds will be available to finance
future operations and that the realisation of assets and settlement of liabilities will occur
in the ordinary course of business.
20 EVENTS AFTER THE REPORTING PERIOD
The following events occurred after the reporting period:
Acquisition of Phembani Oil Proprietary Limited
On 3 March 2017, SacOil signed agreements to acquire 100% of Phembani Oil Proprietary Limited
("Phembani Oil") from Gentacure Proprietary Limited ("Gentacure") and its holding company,
Moopong Investments Holdings Proprietary Limited ("Moopong") ("the Acquisition"). Phembani Oil's
only asset is a 71% direct interest in Afric Oil Group ("Afric Oil"), one of the largest
independent fuel distributors in South Africa, distributing over 30 million litres of fuel
product (diesel, petrol and paraffin) monthly to a diversified client base that include local
and national government, mining, construction, transport, manufacturing, parastatals, resellers
and agricultural clients. Following completion of the Acquisition, SacOil will hold a 71%
indirect interest in Afric Oil, with the remaining 29% interest held by The Compensation Fund,
a fund managed by the Public Investment Corporation SOC Limited ("PIC"), the largest fund manager
on the African continent. The detailed announcement regarding this acquisition is available on
the Company's website at www.sacoilholdings.com.
Cancellation of AIM admission
On 6 March 2017, following careful consideration, the Company decided to seek shareholders'
approval to cancel the admission of its ordinary shares to trading on AIM ("Cancellation").
The decision was made on the basis that the Company's shareholder base is predominantly
South African and its shares trade sporadically in London. Accordingly, the board of directors
felt it could not justify the costs of retaining two listings and the burden of complying with
two regulatory regimes. An explanatory circular was posted to shareholders on 24 April 2017 to
call a general meeting to approve the Cancellation, setting out the background to and reasons
for the Cancellation and the reasons why the Board believes that this is in the best interests
of the Company and its shareholders as a whole and their recommendation to shareholders to vote
in favour of the resolution on the Cancellation. The circular is also available on the Company's
website at www.sacoilholdings.com. The general meeting was held on 22 May 2017 and shareholders
voted in favour of the Cancellation. The Cancellation became effective at 07:00 (UK time) on
31 May 2017.
Equity bridge loan
On 31 May 2017, SacOil secured an equity bridge loan of R162.2 million (US$12.5 million) from
Gemcorp Africa Fund I Limited, a company based in Mauritius. The loan is repayable in 12 months
from the proceeds of a rights issue which the Board has committed to undertake within the next
12 months. The loan is secured by a cession in security of the rights offer proceeds, bears
interest at 8.5% per annum and was arranged at a fee of 2%. The loan will be utilised to fund
the acquisition of Phembani Oil and for working capital for general corporate purposes of the Group.
21 BUSINESS COMBINATION
On 31 May 2017, the Group acquired 100% of the share capital of Phembani Oil Proprietary Limited
("Phembani"), an investment holding company whose only asset is a 71% equity interest in Afric Oil
Proprietary Limited which owns a fuel distribution business. Phembani has been acquired to enable
the Group to enter the downstream segment of the oil and gas value chain and have a footprint in
South Africa. The acquisition is also expected to contribute significant revenues and cash flows
as a basis for establishing overall sustainability of the Group.
The provisional fair values of the identifiable assets and liabilities of Phembani as at the
date of acquisition were:
Property, plant and equipment 230 573
Intangible assets 500
Other financial assets 3 500
Deferred tax assets 11 915
Inventories 32 612
Loans to Group companies 459
Other financial assets 368
Current tax receivable 342
Trade and other receivables 234 657
Cash and cash equivalents 26 969
Financial liabilities (239 677)
Finance lease obligations (4 677)
Deferred tax (1 333)
Other financial liabilities (11 523)
Current tax payable (26)
Deferred consideration (45 812)
Trade and other payables (128 996)
Provisions (3 420)
Bank overdraft (9 205)
Total identifiable net assets at fair value 97 227
Non-controlling interest (28 196)
Goodwill arising on acquisition 114 413
Consideration at fair value 183 444
Cash 38 997
Equity instruments 89 487
Contingent consideration (equity instruments) 54 960
The cash outflow on acquisition is as follows:
Cash paid 38 997
Net cash acquired with the subsidiary (17 764)
Net consolidated cash outflow 21 233
The fair value of the 690 million SacOil ordinary shares issued or to be issued as part of the
consideration paid for the acquisition of Phembani was based on the 90-day volume weighted
average price on 31 May 2017, at a discount of 10%.
The contingent consideration will be settled in SacOil ordinary shares if Phembani achieves
EBITDA of between R68 million and R100 million for the year ending 31 December 2017 and if it
recovers specified accounts receivable within 12 months.
The fair value of trade and other receivables is R234.7 million and includes trade receivables
with a fair value of R204.4 million. The gross contractual amount for trade receivables due is
R224.3 million, of which R19.9 million is expected to be uncollectible.
The fair values disclosed are provisional due to the complexity of the acquisition and the fact
that the assessment of the underlying intangible assets acquired (brand and customer and supplier
relationships), and the allocation of value to these assets is still being finalised. In addition,
these fair values are based on the balance sheet as at 31 March 2017, being the latest available
financial information close to the acquisition date. As a result the final fair values and final
goodwill acquired may differ once the intangible asset valuation process has been completed.
The review of the fair value of the assets and liabilities acquired will be completed within
12 months of the acquisition at the latest.
The goodwill arising on acquisition is attributable to expected synergies from the intergration
of the Afric Oil and Big Red businesses and the value of the brand, customer relationships and
On behalf of the Board
Tito Mboweni Dr Thabo Kgogo Marius Damain Matroos
Chairman Chief Executive Officer Chief Financial Officer
31 May 2017
Registered office and physical address: 1st Floor, 12 Culross Road, Bryanston, 2021
Postal address: PostNet Suite 211, Private Bag X75, Bryanston, 2021
Contact details: Tel: +27 (0) 10 591 2260; Fax: +27 (0) 10 591 2268
Dr Thabo Kgogo (Chief Executive Officer), Marius Damain Matroos (Chief Financial Officer),
Tito Mboweni (Chairman)*, Mzuvukile Maqetuka*, Vusi Pikoli*,
Ignatius Sehoole*, Titilola Akinleye**, Thuto Masasa*, Boas Seruwe*, Patrick Mngconkola**
* Independent non-executive directors ** Non-executive directors
Company Secretary: Fusion Corporate Secretarial Services Proprietary Limited
Transfer Secretaries (South Africa): Link Market Services South Africa Proprietary Limited
Corporate Legal Advisers: Norton Rose Fullbright South Africa
Auditors: Ernst & Young Inc.
JSE Sponsor: PSG Capital Proprietary Limited
Investor Relations (United Kingdom): Buchanan Communications Limited
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