Trading statement for the 15 months ended 30 June 2018
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number: 1998/013215/06
JSE Code: ECS | ISIN: ZAE000179594
Debt Issuer Code: ECSP
("the Company" or "Ecsponent")
TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE 15 MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2018
In terms of paragraph 3.2(b) of the JSE Limited (“JSE”) Listings Requirements, companies are
required to publish a trading statement as soon as they are satisfied that the financial results
for the period to be reported upon next will differ by at least 20% from those of the previous
corresponding reporting period.
The Board is pleased to advise shareholders that it is reasonably certain the results for the 15-
month period ended 30 June 2018* when compared with the published results for the financial
period ended 31 March 2017# (“comparative period”), will show:
• an increase of more than 100% in headline earnings per share (“HEPS”), resulting in
a HEPS of between 6.989 and 6.992 cents share, as compared to the HEPS of 0.014
cents for the comparative period; and
• an increase of between 10% and 20% in earnings per share (“EPS”), resulting in an
EPS of between 9.218 and 10.056 cents per share, as compared to the EPS of 8.380
cents for the comparative period.
The Group's auditors have not reviewed, nor reported on, the financial information on which
this trading statement is based.
The audited financial results for the 15-month period ended 30 June 2018 will be released on
or after 18 September 2018. Visit https://www.ecsponentlimited.com/2018-financial-results/
for more information.
* Shareholders are referred to the announcement dated 28 March 2018 which contained details
of the change in the Group’s financial year end from 31 March 2018 to 30 June 2018.
# Shareholders are advised that the financial year end 31 March 2017 was a 15-month period.
12 September 2018
Questco Corporate Advisory Proprietary Limited
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