19 May - 3 min read
Trading statement –for the six months ended 31 March 2021
Trading statement –for the six months ended 31 March 2021 Tharisa plc (Incorporated in the Republic of Cyprus with limited liability) (Registration number HE223412) JSE share code: THA LSE share code: THS A2X share code: THA ISIN: CY0103562118 LEI: 213800WW4YWMVVZIJM90 ('Tharisa' or the 'Company') Trading statement –for the six months ended 31 March 2021 In terms of section 3.4(b) of the JSE Listings Requirements, companies are required to provide guidance to the market when they are satisfied that a reasonable degree of certainty exists that the financial results for the current reporting period will differ by at least 20% from the results of the previous corresponding reporting period. A production update for the six months ended 31 March 2021 was released on the JSE Stock Exchange News Service and LSE Regulatory News Service on 13 April 2021. The production report highlighted operational improvements on all measured metrics and noted the improved PGM basket price and increased chrome concentrate prices received by Tharisa. Tharisa is preparing its financial statements for the interim results for the FY2021 financial year, with the Reviewed Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements expected to be released on or about 27 May 2021. Tharisa’s basic earnings per share ('EPS') and headline earnings per share ('HEPS') for the six months ended 31 March 2021 are expected to be between US$ 21 and US$ 22 cents per share with a tolerance of 10%, relative to the EPS and HEPS of US$ 3.6 cents and US$ 3.7 cents per share for the six months ended 31 March 2020. The financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been reviewed and reported on by the Company’s auditors. Paphos, Cyprus 19 May 2021 JSE Sponsor Investec Bank Limited Connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter to get further news and updates about our business. Investor relations contacts: Ilja Graulich (Head of Investor Relations and Communications) +27 11 996 3500 +27 83 604 0820 email@example.com Financial PR contacts: Bobby Morse / Augustine Chipungu / James Husband +44 207 466 5000 firstname.lastname@example.org Broker contacts: Peel Hunt LLP (UK Joint Broker) Ross Allister / David McKeown / Alexander Allen +44 207 7418 8900 BMO Capital Markets Limited (UK Joint Broker) Thomas Rider / Pascal Lussier Duquette / Nick Macann +44 207 236 1010 Berenberg (UK Joint Broker) Matthew Armitt / Jennifer Wyllie / Detlir Elezi +44 203 207 7800 Nedbank Limited (acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division) (RSA Broker) Carlyle Whittaker +27 11 294 0061 About Tharisa Tharisa is an integrated resource group incorporating mining, processing, exploration and the beneficiation, marketing, sales and logistics of PGMs and chrome concentrates. Its principal asset is the Tharisa Mine located in the South-Western Limb of the Bushveld complex, South Africa. The mechanised mine has a 14-year open pit life of mine (LOM) and the ability to extend operations underground by at least an additional 40 years. Tharisa also owns the Salene Chrome project, a development stage, low cost, open pit asset, located in the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe. Tharisa is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: THA) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (LSE: THS). Date: 19-05-2021 07:05:00 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.