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VUNANI LIMITED - Unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 31 August 2019

Release Date: 10/10/2019 07:45
Code(s): VUN     PDF:  
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Unaudited Interim Results for the six months ended 31 August 2019

Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number: 1997/020641/06
JSE code: VUN ISIN: ZAE000163382
Vunani" or "the company" or "the group"


   -   Revenue down 27% to R170.5 million
   -   Profit after tax down 35% to R18.9 million
   -   HEPS and Earnings down 31% to 10.8 cents
   -   NAV per share up to 298.8 cents

Vunani's performance for the 6 months period to 31 August 2019 was significantly affected by a decline in the performance
of the commodities trading segment.The commodities trading business encountered disruptions at its main operating site
due to community unrest during the period under review. The disruption resulted in an 80% decrease in production when
compared to the prior period, which significantly reduced revenue and profitability. Vunani generated total profit for
the period of R18.9 million (2018: R29.2 million), while total profit attributable to equity holders of the company amounted
to R17.4 million (2018: R25.2 million).

The group's reporting segments include fund management, asset administration, investment banking (advisory services and
institutional securities broking) and private equity (other investments and commodities trading).

This short-form announcement is the responsibility of the directors and is only a summary of the information in the full
announcement and does not contain full or complete details. The full announcement was released on SENS on 11 October 2019
and can be found on the company's website at
and at

Copies of the full announcement may also be requested at the company's registered office, or the office of the sponsor
at no charge, during office hours.

Any investment decision should be based on the full announcement published on SENS and on the company's website.

By order of the board

Ethan Dube and Tafadzwa Mika
10 October 2019


Executive directors
E Dube (Chief Executive Officer)
T Mika (Chief Financial Officer)
BM Khoza
NM Anderson

Non-executive directors
LI Jacobs - independent chairman
XP Guma - independent
NS Mazwi - independent
G Nzalo - independent
JR Macey - independent
S Mthethwa
M Golding

Company secretary
CIS Company Secretaries Proprietary Limited

Grindrod Bank Limited

Financial communications adviser
Singular Systems Proprietary Limited

Transfer secretaries
Computershare Investor Services Proprietary Limited
Rosebank Towers,
15 Biermann Ave, Rosebank,


Vunani will be hosting the interim results presentation by CEO Ethan Dube and CFO Tafadzwa Mika, followed by a question and
answer session on Thursday, 10 October 2019,at 11:00 via a web/audio cast. The web/audio cast link is as follows:

Date: 10/10/2019 07:45:00
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