– Outstanding safety performance in the group
– Headline earnings 5% lower
– Interim dividend increased by 67% to R10 per share
– Strong commodity prices
– Increased sales
volumes for all
Headline earnings for the six months to 31 December 2017 (the current period) increased by 11,8% to R2,4 billion, compared to the same period in the previous financial year (the previous period, or 2016). This increase comprises higher headline earnings in Assmang Proprietary Limited (Assmang), which were 21,7% higher than 2016 and lower headline earnings from the rest of the group’s operations, which were 9,3% lower than 2016, at R701,8 million.