To view the PDF file, sign up for a MySharenet subscription.

RAUBEX GROUP LIMITED - Trading statement in respect of the six month period ended 31 August 2019

Release Date: 03/10/2019 08:05
Code(s): RBX     PDF:  
 
Wrap Text
Trading statement in respect of the six month period ended 31 August 2019

RAUBEX GROUP LIMITED 
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) 
(Registration number 2006/023666/06) 
JSE Share code: RBX         
ISIN: ZAE000093183 
(“Raubex” or “the Company”) 
  
TRADING STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF THE SIX MONTH PERIOD ENDED 31 AUGUST 2019 
 
In terms of paragraph 3.4(b) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, companies are required to publish a 
trading statement as soon as they are satisfied that, with a reasonable degree of certainty, the financial results 
for the current reporting period will differ by at least 20% from the financial results of the previous 
corresponding period.                                                  

Shareholders are accordingly advised that Raubex expects its earnings per share for the six month period 
ended 31 August 2019 to be between 70% and 90% higher than the earnings per share from the previous 
corresponding period and its headline earnings per share for the six month period ended 31 August 2019 to be 
between 60% and 80% higher than the headline earnings per share from the previous corresponding period. 
This translates to earnings per share of between 60,7 cents and 67,8 cents (H1 2019: 35,7 cents) and headline 
earnings per share of between 57,1 cents and  64,3 cents (H1 2019: 35,7 cents). 

The roads and earthworks division has continued to experience weak trading conditions in the South African 
construction industry during the first half of the financial year. The division is still carrying some excess 
capacity to that which is required for the current volume of work on hand, however the right sizing initiatives 
undertaken in the prior year have substantially curtailed the losses reported in the previous corresponding 
period and the division is now better positioned to manage the lower volume of work while it has maintained 
sufficient capacity to participate in an expected improvement in the sector.  

The materials division has experienced a challenging six months with considerable margin pressure and a 
decrease in operating profit during the first half of the year compared to the previous corresponding period.  A 
combination of factors have impacted on the performance of this division during the period including i) 
community unrest, which has affected a number of commercial quarry operations across the country; ii) 
completion of certain material handling contracts in the mining sector; iii) establishment costs and lower initial 
production volumes achieved on the transition to new material handling contracts in the mining sector. 

The infrastructure division has experienced strong growth during the first half of the year compared to the 
previous corresponding period, mainly as a result of work related to the division’s participation in the 
Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (“REIPPPP”) where a number of 
contracts are in progress. Stable conditions have persisted in the affordable housing and commercial building 
sector.  

The Company has maintained a strong balance sheet throughout the period and is well positioned to 
participate in future opportunities in the South African construction sector. Some of these opportunities have 
now started to come to the market to tender on including extensive upgrades to the N2/N3 road network in 
KwaZulu?Natal as well as upgrades to OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. 

The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed or reported on by 
the Company’s auditors.  

The release of the results for the six months ended 31 August 2019 is anticipated to be published on or about 
11 November 2019. 

 
 
Centurion 
3 October 2019 
 
Sponsor                                                      
Investec Bank Limited                                                            

Date: 03/10/2019 08:05:00
Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). 
The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of
 the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, 
indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on,
 information disseminated through SENS.

Email this JSE Sens Item to a Friend.

Share This Story