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Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. Reports Preliminary Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:UEPS, JSE: NT1)) today released preliminary unaudited results for the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2018.

We are pleased to report another successful quarter and fiscal year as we embark upon our transition to a stable and growing business, no longer dependent on our SASSA contract in South Africa. Fiscal 2018 was a turbulent year, and one where we have positioned our company for future growth through our strategic investments and the realignment of our vast payment infrastructure servicing the rural communities in South Africa. We achieved this result despite the deferral of significant revenue related to Q4 activities under our SASSA contract, until we receive pricing confirmation from the Constitutional Court.

Fiscal 2018 highlights include:

  • Revenue of $612.9 million, and Fundamental EPS of $2.00 ($1.56 excluding fair value adjustments);
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $127.2 million;
  • Added 0.9 million new EPE accounts. Total accounts as of June 30 were 2.9 million; and
  • Spent $291.5 million on strategic investments and acquisitions, including Cell C, DNI and Bank Frick.

Q4 2018 highlights include:

  • Revenue of $149.2 million and Fundamental EPS of $0.22 ($0.29 excluding fair value adjustments);
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $24.3 million;
  • EPE account growth in the quarter of 0.4 million, to a total of 2.9 million at June 30; and
  • Stabilization in South Korea and repositioning of the International Payments Group.

Investment portfolio performance:

  • Our preliminary results include our share of DNI's net income for 11 months of ZAR 258.4 million, which was well ahead of its budget and our previously reported guidance for DNI;
  • Cell C reported double-digit service revenue and EBITDA growth in the six months ended June 30, 2018;
  • Bank Frick continues to rapidly expand its operations, carrying forward the momentum from last year; and
  • Finbond generated revenue and net income of $161.9 million (66% increase) and $19.2 million (98% increase) for its fiscal year ended February 28, 2018.

We achieved the aforementioned results despite CPS revenue declining 81% year-over-year in the fourth quarter, as a result of the declining number of grant recipients we paid during the phase-out period of our SASSA contract, which is scheduled to terminate on September 30, 2018.

Looking ahead, and as we have said previously, we expect FY2019 to be both a transitional and a transformational year. While there is still considerable near-term uncertainty in our South African consumer related businesses, which includes EPE and other commercial banking accounts, as well as financial inclusion and lifestyle products, we are confident the strategy that we have implemented over the last few years will yield returns for our shareholders.

"It is with great excitement that we are counting down the days to the end of our SASSA contract on September 30, 2018," said Herman Kotzé, CEO of Net1. "While many investors have been concerned that the end of this relationship would severely impact our other South African businesses, I can happily point to our solid Q4 we achieved despite a nearly 80% decline at CPS, as well as our guidance for fiscal 2019. Furthermore, the elimination of the negative impact that this contract has had on our business, management's time and shareholder value, should provide a meaningful lift to product refinement and R&D going forward. We see many opportunities as we look ahead to the next several years. We expect to demonstrate our capabilities as a strong financial technology and services business with the proven ability to be the last mile provider of transacting, value added and financial services to the under-serviced individuals and businesses in our markets, regardless of their location. I am confident that our deep understanding and expertise in the areas of off-line payment systems, biometrics and blockchain applications will be leveraged to affirm our status as an innovative global fintech business," he concluded.

Preliminary Summary Financial Metrics

  Fiscal year ended June 30,
 
  2018   2017   % change
in USD
  % change
in ZAR
 
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data)                
Revenue 612,889   610,066   0%   (6%)  
             
GAAP operating income 58,949   97,043   (39%)   (43%)  
             
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 127,155   150,018   (15%)   (21%)  
             
GAAP net income 39,150   72,954   (46%)   (50%)  
             
Fundamental net income (1) 113,823   94,721   20%   12%  
             
GAAP earnings per share ($) 0.69   1.34   (48%)   (52%)  
             
Fundamental earnings per share ($) (1) 2.00   1.74   15%   8%  
             
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000's) 56,858   54,648   4%    
             
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate 12.70   13.62   (7%)    
   
  Three months ended June 30,
 
  2018   2017   % change
in USD
  % change
in ZAR
 
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data)              
Revenue 149,194   155,056   (4%)   (16%)  
             
GAAP operating income 10,072   14,726   (32%)   (41%)  
             
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 24,301   35,143   (31%)   (40%)  
             
GAAP net income 7,036   11,289   (38%)   (46%)  
             
Fundamental net income (1) 12,687   23,185   (45%)   (48%)  
             
GAAP earnings per share ($) 0.12   0.20   (37%)   (46%)  
             
Fundamental earnings per share ($) (1) 0.22   0.41   (46%)   (48%)  
             
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000's) 56,816   57,249   (1%)    
             
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate 11.45   13.19   (13%)    

(1) Adjusted EBITDA, fundamental net income and earnings per share are non-GAAP measures and are described below under "Use of Non-GAAP Measures—EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, and —Fundamental net income and fundamental earnings per share." See Attachment B for a reconciliation of GAAP operating income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, and GAAP net income to fundamental net income and earnings per share.

Fiscal 2019 guidance

For fiscal year 2019, we are establishing an initial guidance for FEPS of at least $1.05. This guidance is based on the following expectations:

  • EPE accounts remain stable at 2.5 million and at current Average Revenue Per User ("ARPU");
  • DNI revenue and earnings growth of 10%;
  • South Korea full year results consistent with 2018;
  • No contribution for CPS for the full year; and
  • A constant currency base of ZAR 12.70/$1, 56.8 million shares and a tax rate of 35%.

Factors impacting comparability of our Q4 2018 and Q4 2017 results

  • Growth in non-CPS South African transaction processing businesses: Higher volumes, transaction and fee income due to the increased utilization by our customers of both the National Payment System and our own distribution networks (including ATMs) during Q4 2018, resulted in improved contribution to our processing revenue;
  • Ongoing contributions from EasyPay Everywhere: EPE revenue and operating income growth was driven primarily by the expansion of our customer base over the last year and increased utilization of our ATM infrastructure;
  • Higher equity-accounted earnings and re-measurement loss: Finbond and our investment in DNI positively impacted our reported results by approximately $6.9 million, before amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred taxes. The acquisition of DNI also resulted in a non-cash $4.6 million loss on re-measurement of the previously held equity interest following the consolidation of its business into our financial statements on June 30, 2018;
  • Decline of CPS revenue and operating income due to the expiration of our SASSA contract: CPS revenue and operating income declined significantly due to 82% fewer grant recipients paid by CPS, being only those recipients paid at cash pay points as per the Constitutional Court order of March 23, 2018. We have not recognized the additional revenue per recipient recommended by South Africa's National Treasury as the amounts have not yet been confirmed by the Constitutional Court. As a result, CPS incurred a significant operating loss during Q4 2018;
  • Favorable impact from the weakening of the U.S. dollar against the South African Rand: The U.S. dollar depreciated 13% against the ZAR and 5% against the KRW during Q4 2018 compared with Q4 2017, which positively impacted our reported results;
  • Regulatory changes in South Korea pertaining to fees on card transactions: The regulatory reduction in fees that may be charged on card transactions that came into effect in October 2017 continued to adversely impact our revenues and operating income in South Korea as all parties in the payment process adapt to the new laws and renegotiate their respective positions in the marketplace; and
  • Lower net interest income resulting from strategic investments: Net interest income was $3.8 million lower due to cash utilized for strategic investments. Interest expense increased due to the South African lending facilities we obtained in August 2017 and March 2018 to partially fund our investments.

Preliminary results of Operations by Segment and Liquidity

Our operating metrics will be updated and posted on our website at http://ir.net1.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=73876&p=irol-IRHome.

South African transaction processing

Segment revenue was $64.0 million in Q4 2018, down 6% compared with Q4 2017 in USD, and 18% lower on a constant currency basis. The decrease in segment revenue was primarily due to a significant decline in the number of social welfare grants billed at the old contract rate as the Constitutional Court has not yet issued an order on National Treasury's price recommendation. The resulting segment revenue decline was partially offset by higher EPE related transaction revenue and increased inter-segment transaction processing activities. Operating income decreased, primarily as result of the fees earned from SASSA for paying grant recipients remaining on the current pricing terms, which is not sufficient to cover CPS' fixed costs and resulted in an operating loss in CPS for Q4 2018. Our operating income margin for Q4 2018 and 2017 was 6.7% and 21.9%, respectively.

International transaction processing

Segment revenue of $43.6 million in Q4 2018 was down 3% compared with Q4 2017 due to a lower contribution from KSNET. Operating income during Q4 2018 was higher than Q4 2017 because last year's results include a $3.8 million allowance for doubtful finance loans receivable. Excluding this allowance, Q4 2018 is lower than the comparative period and was adversely impacted by lower operating income generated in South Korea as a result of the regulations governing the fees that may be charged on card transactions and lower contributions from the other international businesses as we restructured various units to consolidate them under the International Payments Group. Operating income margin for Q4 2018 and 2017 was 4.8% and 4.5%, respectively.

Financial inclusion and applied technologies

Segment revenue was $53.9 million in Q4 2018, down 4% compared with Q4 2017 in USD and down 17% on a constant currency basis. Financial inclusion and applied technologies revenue and operating income decreased primarily due to fewer prepaid airtime and other value added services sales, lower volumes in our lending business as we tightened lending criteria and fewer inter-segment revenues, partially offset by growth in insurance products and monthly account fees charged to our customers.

Operating income margin for the Financial inclusion and applied technologies segment was 25.5% in Q4 2018 compared with 25.7% in Q4 2017, respectively, and has reduced primarily due to a decrease in inter-segment revenues and inflationary cost pressures, and partially offset by fewer low-margin prepaid product sales and higher monthly account fee income.

Corporate/eliminations

Our corporate expenses have decreased primarily due to fewer transaction costs and lower intangible asset amortization during Q4 2018. In addition, Q4 2018 included a $4.6 million non-cash loss on re-measurement of DNI as a result of its consolidation into our financial statements and Q4 2017 included the costs associated with the separation of our former chief executive officer from us, comprised of an $8.0 million separation payment and a $1.6 million stock-based compensation charge.

Cash flow and liquidity

At June 30, 2018, our cash and cash equivalents were $90.1 million and comprised mainly ZAR-denominated balances of ZAR 648.8 million ($47.3 million), KRW-denominated balances of KRW 32.8 billion ($29.5 million), U.S. dollar-denominated balances of $6.3 million, and other currency deposits, primarily Botswana pula, of $7.0 million, all amounts translated at exchange rates applicable as of June 30, 2018. The decrease in our cash balances from June 30, 2017, was primarily due to our investments in DNI, Bank Frick, Cell C and a $9 million listed note totaling $291.5 million, scheduled repayments of our South African long-term debt, unscheduled repayment of our South Korean debt in full, repayment of our short-term facilities, growth in our South African lending book, and capital expenditures, which was partially offset by cash generated by our core businesses and new South African long-term facilities.

Excluding the impact of interest received, interest paid under our South Korean and South African debt and taxes, the increase in operating cash flow relates primarily to the receipt of certain working capital loans outstanding, offset partially by the expansion of our South African lending book and weaker trading activity. Capital expenditures for Q4 2018 and 2017 were $1.9 million and $2.7 million, respectively, and decreased primarily due to the acquisition of fewer payment processing terminals in South Korea, partially offset by an increase in ATM and vehicle acquisitions in South Africa. We also paid approximately $9.2 million for an additional 6% interest in DNI and received $9.2 million related to the loan repayment from DNI. Finally, we made a scheduled South African debt facility payment of $16.1 million (ZAR 213.8 million) and repaid $3.4 million of our United States overdraft facilities.

Supplemental Presentation for Q4 2018 Results

A supplemental presentation for preliminary Q4 2018 will be posted to the Investor Relations page of our website at – http://ir.net1.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=73876&p=irol-presentations - one hour prior to our earnings call on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

US securities laws require that when we publish any non-GAAP measures, we disclose the reason for using these non-GAAP measures and provide reconciliations to the directly comparable GAAP measures. The presentation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, fundamental net income and fundamental earnings per share and headline earnings per share are non-GAAP measures.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") is GAAP operating income adjusted for depreciation and amortization and impairment losses. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted for costs related to acquisitions and transactions consummated or ultimately not pursued. Fiscal 2018 also includes adjustments for an allowance for doubtful working capital finance receivables, the non-cash re-measurement loss related to the acquisition of DNI, a refund of indirect taxes in South Korea and a gain realized on the sale of XeoHealth. Fiscal 2017 also includes adjustments for costs paid and stock-based compensation charges incurred related to the separation of our former chief executive officer from our company, and stock-based compensation reversals.

Fundamental net income and fundamental earnings per share

Fundamental net income and earnings per share is GAAP net income and earnings per share adjusted for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (net of deferred taxes), the amortization of intangible assets (net of deferred taxes) related to equity-accounted investments, stock-based compensation charges and reversals, the amortization of South African and South Korean debt facility fees, an impairment loss and unusual non-recurring items, including costs related to acquisitions and transactions consummated or ultimately not pursued.

Fundamental net income and earnings per share for fiscal 2018 includes the Cell C fair value adjustment (net unrealized income on asset available for sale, net of tax), as well as adjustments for the non-cash re-measurement loss related to the acquisition of DNI, an impairment loss, an allowance for doubtful working capital finance receivables, a refund of indirect taxes in South Korea, the impact of changes in tax laws in the U.S and a gain realized on the sale of XeoHealth. Fundamental net income and earnings per share for fiscal 2017 also includes separation costs (net of taxes) paid to our former chief executive officer, adjustments for a refund (net of taxes) related to South Korean industry-wide litigation and US government investigations-related expenses.

We provide earnings guidance only on a non-GAAP basis and do not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking fundamental earnings per share guidance to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures because of the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliation, the amounts of which, based on past experience, could be material.

Management believes that the EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, fundamental net income and earnings per share metric enhances its own evaluation, as well as an investor's understanding, of our financial performance. Attachment B presents the reconciliation between GAAP operating income and EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA; and GAAP and fundamental net income and earnings per share.

Headline earnings per share ("HEPS")

The inclusion of HEPS in this press release is a requirement of our listing on the JSE. HEPS basic and diluted is calculated using net income which has been determined based on GAAP. Accordingly, this may differ to the headline earnings per share calculation of other companies listed on the JSE as these companies may report their financial results under a different financial reporting framework, including but not limited to, International Financial Reporting Standards.

HEPS basic and diluted is calculated as GAAP net income adjusted for the impairment loss, loss on the acquisition of DNI and (profit) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment. Attachment C presents the reconciliation between our net income used to calculate earnings per share basic and diluted and HEPS basic and diluted and the calculation of the denominator for headline diluted earnings per share.

Conference Call

We will host a conference call to review these results on August 30, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the call, dial 1-508-924-4326 (US and Canada), 0333-300-1418 (U.K. only) or 010-201-6800 (South Africa only) ten minutes prior to the start of the call. Callers should request "Net1 call" upon dial-in. The call will also be webcast on the Net1 homepage, www.net1.com. Please click on the webcast link at least ten minutes prior to the call. A webcast of the call will be available for replay on the Net1 website through September 22, 2018.

About Net1

Net1 is a leading provider of transaction processing services, financial inclusion products and services and secure payment technology. Net1 operates market-leading payment processors in South Africa and the Republic of Korea. Net1 offers debit, credit and prepaid processing and issuing services for all major payment networks. In South Africa, Net1 provides innovative low-cost financial inclusion products, including banking, lending and insurance, and is a leading distributor of mobile subscriber starter packs for Cell C, a South African mobile network operator. Net1 leverages its strategic equity investments in Finbond and Bank Frick (both regulated banks), and Cell C to introduce products to new customers and geographies. Net1 has a primary listing on NASDAQ (NASDAQ:UEPS) and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: NT1). Visit www.net1.com for additional information about Net1.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including statements concerning our preliminary financial results for our fourth quarter and full year ended June 30, 2018. The preliminary financial results for our fourth quarter and full year 2018 included in this press release represent the most current information available to management. Our actual results, when disclosed in our Form 10-K, may differ from these preliminary results as a result of the completion of our financial closing procedures, final adjustments, completion of the review by our independent registered public accounting firm and other developments that may arise between now and the disclosure of the final results. A discussion of various factors that may cause our preliminary actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements are included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to revise any of these statements to reflect future events.

Investor Relations Contact:

Dhruv Chopra
Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +1 917-767-6722
Email: dchopra@net1.com

Media Relations Contact:

Bridget von Holdt
Business Director – Burson-Marsteller South Africa
Phone: +27-82-610-0650
Email: bridget.vonholdt@bm-africa.com

NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
 
Preliminary Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations
       
  Unaudited    
  Three months ended   Year ended
  June 30,   June 30,
    2018       2017     2018 (A)   2017 (B)
                             
  (In thousands, except per share data)   (In thousands, except per share data)
               
REVENUE $ 149,194     $ 155,056     $ 612,889     $ 610,066
               
EXPENSE              
               
Cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support   78,030       73,173       304,536       292,383
               
Selling, general and administration   51,586       56,896       193,003       179,262
               
Depreciation and amortization   8,454       10,261       35,484       41,378
               
Impairment loss   1,052       -       20,917       -
               
OPERATING INCOME   10,072       14,726       58,949       97,043
               
INTEREST INCOME   2,982       6,408       17,885       20,897
               
INTEREST EXPENSE   2,069       1,711       8,941       3,484
               
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE   10,985       19,423       67,893       114,456
               
INCOME TAX EXPENSE   10,073       10,152       41,353       42,472
               
NET INCOME BEFORE EARNINGS FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS   912       9,271       26,540       71,984
               
EARNINGS FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS   4,341       1,886       11,730       2,664
               
NET INCOME   5,253       11,157       38,270       74,648
               
LESS NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST   (1,783)       (132)       (880)       1,694
               
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NET1 $ 7,036     $ 11,289     $ 39,150     $ 72,954
               
Net income per share, in U.S. dollars              
Basic earnings attributable to Net1 shareholders $ 0.12     $ 0.20     $ 0.69     $ 1.34
Diluted earnings attributable to Net1 shareholders $ 0.12     $ 0.20     $ 0.69     $ 1.33
               
(A) – Unaudited              
(B) – Derived from audited financial statements              



NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Preliminary Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
  Unaudited   (A) (R)
  June 30,   June 30,
  2018     2017  
               
  (In thousands, except share data)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 90,054     $ 258,457  
Pre-funded social welfare grants receivable   2,965       2,322  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of – June: $1,101; June: $1,255   109,683       111,429  
Finance loans receivable, net of allowances of – June: $16,403; June: $7,469   62,205       80,177  
Inventory   12,887       8,020  
Deferred income taxes   -       5,330  
Total current assets before settlement assets   277,794       465,735  
Settlement assets   149,047       640,455  
Total current assets   426,841       1,106,190  
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of – June: $129,185; June: $120,212   27,054       39,411  
EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS   88,331       27,862  
GOODWILL   283,240       188,833  
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of – June: $121,466 ; June: $108,907   131,132       38,764  
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES   6,312       -  
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS, including reinsurance assets   256,380       49,696  
TOTAL ASSETS   1,219,290       1,450,756  
           
LIABILITIES
CURRENT LIABILITIES          
Short-term credit facilities   -       16,579  
Accounts payable   35,055       15,136  
Other payables   47,994       34,799  
Current portion of long-term borrowings   44,695       8,738  
Income taxes payable   5,742       5,607  
Total current liabilities before settlement obligations   133,486       80,859  
Settlement obligations   149,047       640,455  
Total current liabilities   282,533       721,314  
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES   46,606       11,139  
LONG-TERM BORROWINGS   5,469       7,501  
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES, including insurance policy liabilities   38,580       2,795  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   373,188       742,749  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES          
REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK   107,672       107,672  
           
EQUITY
COMMON STOCK          
Authorized: 200,000,000 with $0.001 par value;          
Issued and outstanding shares, net of treasury - June: 56,685,925; June: 56,369,737   80       80  
PREFERRED STOCK          
Authorized shares: 50,000,000 with $0.001 par value;          
Issued and outstanding shares, net of treasury: June: -; June: -   -       -  
ADDITIONAL PAID-IN-CAPITAL   276,201       273,733  
TREASURY SHARES, AT COST: June: 24,891,292; June: 24,891,292   (286,951 )     (286,951 )
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS   (159,237 )     (162,569 )
RETAINED EARNINGS   812,426       773,276  
TOTAL NET1 EQUITY   642,519       597,569  
NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST   95,911       2,766  
TOTAL EQUITY   738,430       600,335  
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 1,219,290     $ 1,450,756  
             
(A) – Derived from audited financial statements          
(R) During Q2, 2018, we reclassified redeemable common stock out of total equity because redeemable common stock is required to be presented outside of permanent equity. We have restated these amounts in our audited consolidated balance sheet as at June 30, 2017. Total equity has decreased by approximately $107.7 million and we have presented the approximately $107.7 million redeemable common stock outside of permanent equity. This reclassification has no impact on the Company's previously reported consolidated income, comprehensive income or cash flows.



NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Preliminary Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                     
      Unaudited
   
      Three months ended
    Year ended
      June 30,     June 30,
      2018     2017       2018 (A)       2017 (B)  
                               
    (In thousands)   (In thousands)
                     
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES                  
Net income $ 5,253   $ 11,157     $ 38,270   $ 74,648  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                  
Depreciation and amortization   8,454     10,261       35,484     41,378  
Earnings from equity-accounted investments   (4,341)     (1,886)       (11,730)     (2,664)  
Interest on Cedar Cellular note   (587)     -       (769)     -  
Fair value adjustment   584     (239)       (212)     (300)  
Interest payable   118     (64)       (146)     20  
Facility fee amortized   122     1,232       589     1,326  
Loss on fair value of DNI   4,614     -       4,614     -  
(Profit) Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment   (31)     (68)       40     (639)  
Profit on disposal of business   -     -       (463)     -  
Stock compensation charge, net of forfeitures   597     2,050       2,607     1,982  
Dividends received from equity accounted investments   -     817       4,111     1,187  
Impairment loss   1,052     -       20,917     -  
Decrease (Increase) in accounts and finance loans receivable, and pre-funded grants receivable   21,968     (13,506)       31,390     (15,767)  
Decrease (Increase) in inventory   255     2,717       (2,521)     3,025  
Increase (Decrease) in accounts payable and other payables   4,820     (2,075)       10,595     (6,461)  
(Decrease) Increase in taxes payable   (6,954)     (6,173)       1,137     (354)  
(Decrease) Increase in deferred taxes   (1,083)     1,532       (1,308)     (220)  
Net cash provided by operating activities   34,841     5,755       132,605     97,161  
                   
Cash flows from investing activities                  
Capital expenditures   (1,848)     (2,697)       (9,649)     (11,195)  
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment   83     238       658     1,592  
Investment in Cell C   -     -       (151,003)     -  
Investment in equity of equity-accounted investments   -     -       (133,335)     -  
Loans to equity-accounted investments   (1,000)     -       (10,635)     (12,044)  
Repayment of loans by equity-accounted investments   9,180     -       9,180     -  
Acquisition of held to maturity investment   -     -       (9,000)     -  
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired   (6,202)     -       (6,202)     (4,651)  
Investment in MobiKwik   -     (10,488)       -     (25,835)  
Other investing activities, net   (207)     -       (361)     -  
Net change in settlement assets   210,405     (116,755)       490,795     (61,938)  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   210,411     (129,702)       180,448     (114,071)  
                   
Cash flows from financing activities                  
Long-term borrowings utilized   -     279       113,157     800  
Repayment of long-term borrowings   (16,095)     (8,825)       (77,062)     (37,318)  
Repayment of bank overdraft   (5,932)     -       (62,925)     -  
Proceeds from bank overdraft   2,528     16,176       44,900     16,176  
Payment of guarantee fee   -     -       (754)     (1,145)  
Proceeds from issue of common stock   -     2,250       -     47,879  
Acquisition of treasury stock   -     (13,713)       -     (45,794)  
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest   -     (1,454)       -     (2,067)  
Net change in settlement obligations   (210,405)     116,755       (490,795)     61,938  
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (229,904)     111,468       (473,479)     40,469  
                   
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (12,466)     3,229       (7,977)     11,254  
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents   2,882     (9,250)       (168,403)     34,813  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of period   87,172     267,707       258,457     223,644  
Cash and cash equivalents – end of period $ 90,054   $ 258,457     $ 90,054   $ 258,457  
                   
(A) – Unaudited                  
(B) – Derived from audited financial statements                  


Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment A

Preliminary Operating segment revenue, operating income and operating margin:

Three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 and March 31, 2018

                          Change - actual
  Change –
constant
exchange rate
(1)
 
Key segmental data, in '000, except margins Q4 ‘18
  Q4 ‘17
  Q3 ‘18
  Q4 ‘18
vs
Q4‘17
  Q4 ‘18
vs
Q3 ‘18
  Q4 ‘18
vs
Q4‘17
  Q4 ‘18
vs
Q3 ‘18
 
Revenue:                                        
South African transaction processing $63,954     $67,747     $73,508     (6%)   (13%)   (18%)   (17%)  
International transaction processing   43,580       45,025       46,240     (3%)   (6%)   (16%)   (10%)  
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   53,888       56,220       59,574     (4%)   (10%)   (17%)   (13%)  
Subtotal: Operating segments   161,422       168,992       179,322     (4%)   (10%)   (17%)   (14%)  
Intersegment eliminations   (12,228)       (13,936)       (16,601)     (12%)   (26%)   (24%)   (29%)  
Consolidated revenue  $149,194     $155,056     $162,721     (4%)   (8%)   (16%)   (12%)  
                   
Operating income (loss):                  
South African transaction processing $4,275     $14,858     $12,719     (71%)   (66%)   (75%)   (68%)  
International transaction processing   2,089       2,016       (14,892)     4%   (114%)   (10%)   (113%)  
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   13,747       14,431       14,968     (5%)   (8%)   (17%)   (12%)  
Subtotal: Operating segments   20,111       31,305       12,795     (36%)   57%   (44%)   51%  
Corporate/Eliminations   (10,039)       (16,579)       (5,231)     (39%)   92%   (47%)   84%  
Consolidated operating income  $10,072     $14,726     $7,564     (32%)   33%   (41%)   28%  
                   
Operating income margin (%)                  
South African transaction processing   6.7%       21.9%       17.3%          
International transaction processing   4.8%       4.5%       (32.2%)          
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   25.5%       25.7%       25.1%          
Consolidated operating margin   6.8%       9.5%       4.6%          
                   
(1) – This information shows what the change in these items would have been if the USD/ ZAR exchange rate that prevailed during the Q4 2018 also prevailed during Q4 2017 and Q3 2018.



Fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

          Change -
actual
  Change –
constant
exchange
rate
(1)
 
Key segmental data, in '000, except margins F2018   F2017   F2018
vs
F2017
  F2018
vs
F2017
 
Revenue:                
South African transaction processing $268,047     $249,144     8%   0%  
International transaction processing   180,027       176,729     2%   (5%)  
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   221,906       235,901     (6%)   (12%)  
Subtotal: Operating segments   669,980       661,774     1%   (6%)  
Intersegment eliminations   (57,091)       (51,708)     10%   3%  
Consolidated revenue  $612,889     $610,066     0%   (6%)  
             
Operating income:            
South African transaction processing $42,796     $59,309     (28%)   (33%)  
International transaction processing   (12,478)       13,705     (191%)   (185%)  
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   55,372       57,785     (4%)   (11%)  
Subtotal: Operating segments   85,690       130,799     (34%)   (39%)  
Corporate/Eliminations   (26,741)       (33,756)     (21%)   (26%)  
Consolidated operating income  $58,949     $97,043     (39%)   (43%)  
             
Operating income margin (%)            
South African transaction processing   16.0%       23.8%        
International transaction processing   (6.9%)       7.8%        
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   25.0%       24.5%        
Overall operating margin   9.6%       15.9%        
             
(1) – This information shows what the change in these items would have been if the USD/ ZAR exchange rate that prevailed during fiscal 2018 also prevailed during fiscal 2017.

Earnings from equity-accounted investments:

The table below presents the relative earnings (loss) from our equity-accounted investments:

  Q4 2018   Q4 2017   %
change
    F2018
    F2017   %
change
 
DNI  $1,803       $-   nm   $7,005       $-   nm  
Share of net income    2,642       -   nm     9,510       -   nm  
Amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred tax    (839)       -   nm     (2,505)       -   nm  
Bank Frick    (1,581)       -   nm     (606)       -   nm  
Share of net income    (1,033)       -   nm     201       -   nm  
Amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred tax    (144)       -   nm     (403)       -   nm  
Other    (404)       -   nm     (404)       -   nm  
Finbond   4,226       1,573   nm     5,327       2,503   113%  
Other    (107)       313   (134%)     4       161   (98%)  
Earnings from equity-accounted investments  $4,341     $1,886   130%   $11,730     $2,664   340%  
                             


Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment B

Reconciliation of preliminary GAAP operating income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:

Three months and year ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

  Three months ended
June 30,
  Year ended
June 30,
  2018   2017   2018   2017
               
Operating income - GAAP 10,072   14,726   58,949   97,043
               
Depreciation and amortization 8,454   10,261   35,484   41,378
Impairment loss 1,052   -   20,917   -
EBITDA 19,578   24,987   115,350   138,421
Non-recurring Mastertrading allowance for doubtful accounts -   -   7,803   -
Loss resulting from acquisition of DNI 4,614   -   4,614   -
Transaction costs 109   586   2,396   3,347
Refund of South Korean indirect taxes -   -   (2,545 ) -
Profit on sale of Xeo -   -   (463 ) -
Former CEO separation payment, -   8,000   -   8,000
Stock-based compensation charge related to former CEO and reversals -   1,570   -   250
Adjusted EBITDA 24,301   35,143   127,155   150,018
               

Reconciliation of preliminary GAAP net income and earnings per share, basic, to fundamental net income and earnings per share, basic:

Three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

  Net income
(USD'000)
  EPS,
basic
(USD)
  Net income
(ZAR'000)
  EPS,
 basic
(ZAR)
  2018   2017   2018   2017   2018   2017   2018   2017
                               
GAAP 7,036   11,289   0.12   0.20   80,532   148,879   1.42   2.60
                               
Net unrealized income on asset available for sale, net of tax (4,167)   -           (47,694)   -        
Loss resulting from acquisition of DNI 4,614   -           63,332   -        
Intangible asset amortization, net 2,261   2,776           25,883   36,620        
Impairment loss 1,052   -           14,442   -        
Stock-based compensation charge 597   2,050           6,833   27,036        
Intangible asset amortization, net related to equity-accounted investments 983   -           11,251   -        
Facility fees for debt 122   1,238           1,396   16,329        
Transaction costs 189   586           2,163   7,728        
Former CEO separation payment, net of tax -   5,200           -   68,578        
US government investigations-related and US lawsuit expenses -   46           -   607        
Fundamental 12,687   23,185   0.22   0.41   158,138   305,777   2.78   5.35
                               
                               

Fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

  Net income
(USD'000)
  EPS,
basic
(USD)
  Net income
(ZAR'000)
  EPS,
 basic
(ZAR)
  2018   2017   2018   2017   2018   2017   2018   2017
                               
GAAP  39,150   72,954   0.69   1.34   497,014   993,504   8.75   18.22
                               
Net unrealized income on asset available for sale, net of tax  25,199   -           319,904   -        
Impairment loss  20,917   -           265,543   -        
Non-recurring Mastertrading allowance for doubtful accounts  7,803   -           99,060   -        
Intangible asset amortization, net  9,385   10,491           119,126   142,857        
Loss resulting from acquisition of DNI  4,614   -           63,332   -        
Transaction costs  2,239   3,347           28,424   45,580        
Stock-based compensation charge  2,607   1,982           33,096   26,991        
Refund of South Korean indirect taxes  (1,985)   -           (25,200)   -        
Intangible asset amortization, net related to equity-accounted investments  2,908   -           36,917   -        
Change in US tax rate  860   -           10,918   -        
Profit on sale of Xeo  (463)   -           (5,878)   -        
Facility fees for debt  589   1,294           7,477   17,621        
Former CEO separation payment, net of tax  -   5,200           -   70,814        
Refund related to litigation finalized in South Korea, net  -   (643)           -   (8,756)        
US government investigations-related and US lawsuit expenses  -   96           -   1,307        
Fundamental  113,823   94,721   2.00   1.74   1,449,733   1,289,918   25.52   23.65
                               
                               

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment C

Reconciliation of preliminary net income used to calculate earnings per share basic and diluted and headline earnings per share basic and diluted:

Three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

  2018       2017  
             
Net income (USD'000)  7,036       11,289  
Adjustments:         
Re-measurement loss resulting from acquisition of DNI  4,614       -  
Impairment loss  1,052       -  
Profit on sale of property, plant and equipment  (31)       (68)  
Tax effects on above  9       19  
         
Net income used to calculate headline earnings (USD'000)  12,680       11,240  
         
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income per share basic earnings and headline earnings per share basic earnings (‘000) 56,773       57,196  
         
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income per share diluted earnings and headline earnings per share diluted earnings (‘000)  56,816       57,249  
         
Headline earnings per share:         
Basic, in USD 0.22       0.20  
Diluted, in USD  0.22       0.20  

Fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

  2018     2017  
           
Net income (USD'000)  39,150     72,954  
Adjustments:       
Impairment loss  20,917     -  
Re-measurement loss resulting from acquisition of DNI  4,614     -  
Profit on sale of business  (463)     -  
Loss (Profit) on sale of property, plant and equipment  40     (639)  
Tax effects on above  (11)     179  
       
Net income used to calculate headline earnings (USD'000)  64,247     72,494  
       
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income per share basic earnings and headline earnings per share basic earnings (‘000) 56,807     54,539  
       
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income per share diluted earnings and headline earnings per share diluted earnings (‘000)  56,858     54,648  
       
Headline earnings per share:       
Basic, in USD 1.13     1.33  
Diluted, in USD  1.13     1.33  

Calculation of the denominator for headline diluted earnings per share

  Q4 ‘18   Q4 ‘17   F2018   F2017
               
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding and unvested restricted shares expected to vest under GAAP  56,773    57,196    56,807    54,539
Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP   43   53   51   109
Denominator for headline diluted earnings per share  56,816    57,249    56,858    54,648
               

Weighted average number of shares used to calculate headline earnings per share diluted represent the denominator for basic weighted-average common shares outstanding and unvested restricted shares expected to vest plus the effect of dilutive securities under GAAP. We use this number of fully-diluted shares outstanding to calculate headline earnings per share diluted because we do not use the two-class method to calculate headline earnings per share diluted.

 

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