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Mar 09 2021

Adapt IT underlines South Africa challenges in muted earnings

by Staff Writer (Business Tech)
Adapt IT on Tuesday (9 March) reported a 2% drop in revenue for the six months ended December 2020, to R707 million, due to ongoing challenging and weaker trading conditions particularly in South Africa – which remains the group’s primary market, constituting 73% of total revenue. Profit from operations, however, improved by a percent, to R79.83 million. “The Covid-19 global pandemic caused repeated shutdowns or slowdowns in certain of our client segments resulting in project volume decline and delays, with project based revenue suffering longer lead times,” it said. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was R128 million, marginally down from R129 million in 2019. The impacts on earnings in the current period included an increase in bonus provision of R16 million, a negative foreign exchange movement of R10 million, and an increase in the allowance for expected credit losses of R7 million resulting from client segments most impacted by Covid-19, it...Read More
Oct 26 2020

Adapt IT eyes e-learning growth as shares spike on solid earnings during difficult trading period

by Staff Writer (Business Tech)
JSE-listed Adapt IT, a provider of specialised software and digitally-led business solutions, on Monday (26 October) reported a 3% rise in revenue for the year ended June 2020, to R1.48 billion, comprising muted organic growth of -2% and growth from acquisitions of 5%. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) increased by 29% to 72.58 cents per share, and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) improved by 9% to R250 million. “The tough trading conditions in South Africa were a catalyst for Adapt IT to drive operational improvements through significant cost containment measures in segments most impacted by Covid-19. Most operational efficiency projects have been completed, which will result in cost savings in future financial periods,” Adapt IT said. The board decided to suspend the payment of dividends so as to preserve cash amid the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. “I am pleased to report that in a year dominated by global macroeconomic challenges and the...Read More
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