19 Aug - 2 min read

Trading Statement in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2021

Trading Statement in respect of the financial year ended 30 June 2021

African Rainbow Minerals Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1933/004580/06)
JSE Share code: ARI
ISIN: ZAE000054045
(“ARM” or the “Company”)


TRADING STATEMENT IN RESPECT OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED
30 JUNE 2021 (F2021)

In terms of paragraph 3.4(b) of the Listings Requirements of the
JSE Limited, a listed company is required to publish a trading
statement as soon as it is satisfied that a reasonable degree
of certainty exists that the financial results for the period
to be reported on next will differ by at least 20% from those
of the previous corresponding period.

Headline earnings for F2021 are expected to increase by between
130% and 138% compared to the corresponding financial year ended
30 June 2020 (F2020) to between R12 728 million and R13 171
million (F2020: R5 534 million) underpinned by higher iron ore
and platinum group metals (PGM) prices, coupled with an increase
in export iron ore and PGM sales volumes. Headline earnings per
share are expected to be between 6 555 cents and 6 783 cents
(F2020: 2 850 cents).

Basic earnings for F2021 are expected to increase by between
210% and 220% compared to F2020 to between R12 292 million and
R12 688 million (F2020: R3 965 million). F2021 basic earnings
include an attributable impairment (after tax) of R169 million
of Assmang’s equity-accounted investment in Sakura Ferroalloys,
as previously reported in the Company’s interim results for the
six months ended 31 December 2020 as well as impairments to the
South African manganese alloy businesses. F2021 basic earnings
per share are therefore expected to be between 6 330 cents and
6 534 cents (F2020: 2 042 cents). Basic earnings for the
comparative financial year F2020 included an attributable
impairment (after tax) of the ARM Coal assets of R1 524 million.

The Company’s F2021 financial results will be released on 6
September 2021.

ENDS

For all investor relations queries please contact:

                                                               
Jongisa Magagula
Executive Director for Investor Relations and New Business
Development
Tel:           +27 11 779 1507
E-mail:        jongisa.magagula@arm.co.za

Johannesburg

19 August 2021
Sponsor: Investec Bank Limited




                                                             

Date: 19-08-2021 01:03:00
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