NORTHAM PLATINUM LIMITED
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
(Registration number 1977/003282/06)
Share code: NHM ISIN: ZAE000030912
Debt issuer code: NHMI
Bond code: NHM002 Bond ISIN: ZAG000129024
Bond code: NHM006 Bond ISIN: ZAG000158577
Bond code: NHM007 Bond ISIN: ZAG000158593
Bond code: NHM008 Bond ISIN: ZAG000158858
Bond code: NHM009 Bond ISIN: ZAG000158866
Bond code: NHM010 Bond ISIN: ZAG000159229
Bond code: NHM011 Bond ISIN: ZAG000159237
Bond code: NHM012 Bond ISIN: ZAG000160136
Bond code: NHM013 Bond ISIN: ZAG000162181
Bond code: NHM014 Bond ISIN: ZAG000163650
Bond code: NHM015 Bond ISIN: ZAG000164922
(“Northam” or the “group”)
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, with a reasonable degree of certainty, that the financial
results for the current reporting period (H1 F2020) will differ by at least 20% from the financial results of
the previous corresponding period (H1 F2019).
Northam expects to achieve a record operating profit for the six months ended 31 December 2019,
underpinned by a solid operating performance at all operations and a higher basket price received. The
group achieved a record production from own operations amounting to 306 738 4E oz, representing a
19.6% increase from H1 F2019. Sales volumes increased by 11.9% to 329 760 4E oz.
H1 F2020 H1 F2019
Revenue R7.7 – R7.9 billion R5.0 billion
Operating profit R2.9 – R3.1 billion R1.0 billion
Basic earnings/(loss) per share 326.18 – 329.82 cents (18.2) cents
Headline earnings/(loss) per share 326.40 – 330.20 cents (19.0) cents
Number of shares in issue 509 781 212 509 781 212
Weighted average number of shares* 349 875 759 349 875 759
* Used to determine the basic and headline earnings per share, calculated as 509 781 212 shares in issue less
159 905 453 shares held by Zambezi Platinum (RF) Limited (Zambezi). Zambezi is Northam’s major empowerment
shareholder and Zambezi’s financial results are consolidated into the group’s financial results.
The group expects normalised headline earnings (defined as the group’s headline earnings adjusted for
the impact of Northam’s black economic empowerment transaction), which constitutes the group’s main
measure of performance, to be in excess of R1.8 billion (H1 F2019: R553.3 million), representing an
increase in excess of 240% from H1 F2019.
During the period under review, Northam returned value to shareholders by acquiring 32.5 million
Zambezi preference shares (representing 20.3% of all Zambezi preference shares in issue) for
R2.4 billion. Northam now holds 22.9% of all Zambezi preference shares in issue, whilst maintaining a net
debt to EBITDA ratio of 1 to 1.
The financial information contained in this announcement has not been reviewed or reported on by
Northam’s auditors. The condensed reviewed interim results for the six months ended 31 December 2019
are expected to be published on or about 28 February 2020.
10 February 2020
Sponsor and Debt Sponsor
Date: 10-02-2020 05:00:00
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