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Reviewed Provisional Results for the eight months ended 28 February 2009

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29 May 2009

SACOIL HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Formerly SA Mineral Resources Corporation Limited)
(Registration No    1993/000460/06)
(ISIN Number:  ZAE000127460)
(Share code:    SCL)
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa ("SacOil Holdings" or "the Company")

REVIEWED PROVISIONAL RESULTS FOR THE EIGHT MONTHS ENDED 28 FEBRUARY 2009

INCOME STATEMENT

 

Reviewed Eights months to 28 February 2009 000’s

Audited Twelve months to 30 June 2008

R 000’s

Revenue

20,802

21,810

Cost of sales

(16,395)

(16,960)

Gross profit

4,407

4,850

Operating costs

(7,850)

(9,957)

Loss from operations

(3,443)

(5,107)

Share based payment expense

(23,754)

-

Impairment losses

(383)

(5,159)

Realised gain on insurance claim

-

501

Investment income

557

327

Interest paid

(93)

(78)

Loss before tax

(27,116)

(9,517)

Taxation

-

-

Loss after tax

(27,116)

(9,517)

Weighted average number of shares  (000`s)

313,292

167,593

Loss per share (cents)

(8.66)

(5.68)

Diluted loss per share (cents)

(8.64)

(5.68)

Reconciliation of headline earnings:

Loss attributable to shareholders

(27,116)

(9,517)

Realised gain on insurance claim

-

(501)

Impairment loss on revaluation of property, plant and equipment

-

5,159

Headline loss

(27,116)

(4,859)

Headline loss per share (cents)

(8.66)

(2.90)

Diluted headline loss per share (cents)

(8.64)

(2.90)

BALANCE SHEET

 

28 February 2009

R 000’s

30 June 2008

R 000’s

ASSETS

 

 

Non-current assets

7,709

5,230

Property, plant and equipment

4,838

5,230

Loans receivable

2,871

-

Current assets

40,369

46,792

Loans receivable

27,867

27,867

Inventory

2,048

1,454

Trade accounts receivable

2,628

3,731

Sundry accounts receivable

970

1,920

Cash and cash equivalents

6,856

11,819

Total assets

48,078

52,022

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

Equity attributable to equity holders

41,064

44,426

Stated capital

83,726

83,726

Accumulated loss

(66,416)

(39,300)

Share based payment reserve

23,754

-

Non-current liabilities

3,209

3,129

Long term liabilities

2,503

2,503

Provision for environmental

706

626

Rehabilitation

 

 

Current liabilities

3,805

4,467

Accounts payable

3,537

3,546

Sundry accounts payable

268

921

Total equity and liabilities

48,078

52,022

Number of shares in issue (`000)

313,292

313,292

Net asset value per share (cents)

13.11

14.18

CASH FLOW STATEMENT

 

Eight months to 28 February 2009

R 000’s

Twelve months to 30 June 2008

R 000’s

Cash utilised in operations

(2,951)

(4,177)

Cash generated from/(utilised) in movements in working capital

796

(1,925)

(Increase) in inventories

(594)

(982)

Decrease/(increase) in accounts receivable

2,053

(3,052)

(Decrease)/increase in accounts payable

(663)

2,109

Cash utilised in operating activities

(2,155)

(6,102)

Investment income

494

327

Interest paid

(93)

(78)

Net cash flows from operating activities

(1,754)

(5,853)

Net cash flows from investing activities

(19)

(180)

Net cash flows from financing activities

(3,190)

17,687

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(4,963)

11,654

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

11,819

165

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

6,856

11,819

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

Eight months to 28 February 2009

R 000’s

Twelve months to 30 June 2008

R 000’s

Stated capital

 

 

Opening balance

83,726

3,743

 - Transfer from share premium

-

27,152

 - Shares issued for cash

-

54,148

 - Expenses written off against stated capital

-

(1,318)

Closing balance

83,726

83,726

Share premium

 

 

Opening balance

-

27,152

 - Transfer to stated capital

-

(27,152)

Closing balance

-

-

Accumulated loss

 

 

Opening balance

(39,300)

(29,783)

Net loss for the year

(27,116)

(9,517)

Closing balance

(66,416)

(39,300)

Share based payment reserve

 

 

Opening balance

-

-

Share based payment expense

23,754

-

Closing balance

23,754

-

NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

1.      Basis of preparation 

The reviewed provisional financial statements of the group for the eight months ended 28 February 2009 have been prepared in compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), IAS 34 and the South African Companies Act 1973. The accounting policies and method of measurement and recognition applied in preparation of these financial statements are consistent with those applied in the group`s most recent audited annual financial statements for the previous year. They have been prepared on a going concern basis. Where appropriate, comparatives for cost of sales were reclassified to provide a more accurate gross profit. All monetary information and figures presented in these financial statements are stated in thousands of Rand (R`000), unless otherwise indicated.

2.      Auditors review

The provisional financial statements have been reviewed by the company`s auditors, Moore Stephens MWM. Their unmodified review opinion is available for inspection at the company`s registered office.

3.      Change of year end 

In order to comply with the requirements of Section 293 of the Companies Act the board resolved to change the year end of the Company to the last day of February to coincide with that of its holdings company Encha Capital (Proprietary) Limited. The Company therefore reports to shareholders on results for the eight months to 28 February 2009. 

4.      Commentary on the Results

A loss of 8,66 (2008: 5,68) cents, a diluted loss of 8,64 cents, a headline loss of 8,66 (2008: 2,90) cents, a diluted headline loss of 8,64 cents and a net asset value of 13,11 (2008: 14,18) cents per share were reported. Included in the loss for the eight months are corporate head office costs in relation to current and future anticipated corporate actions in an amount of R2,9 million.

The 1,07 cent decrease in the net asset value is mainly due to these costs being expensed as well as the impairment loss on the revaluation of loans receivable. Sale of products from the Greenhill’s plant increased due to an increase in export sales as well as increased orders for Manganese Oxide. Despite significant increases in the costs of raw materials and consumables, the plant managed to maintain its margins but the lag effect of cost increases to customers still negatively impacted gross profits.

During November 2008 expenses paid by SacOil Holdings on behalf of Pioneer Coal Limited ("Pioneer") in an amount of R1.19 million were debited to a loan account. A further loan was made in December 2008, in an amount of R2 million.

The purpose of these loans is to provide Pioneer with seed capital to set up the company as a coal exploration company. Pioneer Coal shall not be obliged to pay interest for a period of one year ("initial period") from the date that Pioneer Coal is granted a listing by the JSE Limited. Should the loan not be repaid in full by the end of the initial period, interest on the loan amount will become payable from the day that a listing is granted. Included in the loss for the eight months is a fair value loss in the amount of R0,4 million in relation to these loans.

Loans advanced to Divine Inspiration Group (Proprietary) Limited ("DIG") and South Africa Congo Oil Company (Proprietary) Limited ("South Africa Congo Oil Company"), totalling R27,9 million have been reclassified as current financial assets. These loans are secured by pledges and sureties normal for transactions of this nature.

Upon conclusion of the SacOil transaction, the indebtedness of DIG to SacOil Holdings under the relevant loan agreement will be set-off against the indebtedness of South Africa Congo Oil Company Holdings to DIG under the SacOil agreement. The indebtedness of South Africa Congo Oil Company to SacOil Holdings under the relevant loan agreement will be capitalised to the value of the exploration and evaluation asset on conclusion of the transaction.

At a general meeting of shareholders held on 21 November 2008, 41 986 136 share options were granted to the directors of SacOil Holdings. In compliance with IFRS 2 - Share based payments; the options were valued, on the grant date, at R23, 8 million using the Black - Scholes valuation model for non-dividend paying shares. As no vesting conditions are attached to these options, a share based payment expense of R23; 8 million is included in the loss for the eight months ended 28 February 2009.

5.      Investment in South Africa Congo Oil Company (Proprietary) Limited

Further to previous announcements regarding the Company`s investment in South Africa Congo Oil Company (Pty) Limited ("the transaction") and as noted in the interim results announcement dated 25 March 2009, the date for fulfilment of the conditions precedent to the agreements referred to therein has been extended to 31 July 2009. The last condition outstanding is the receipt of a Presidential Decree from the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Following meetings with the relevant authorities, the directors are confident this condition will be fulfilled by 31 July 2009.

6.      Conditional acquisition of coal exploration assets and proposed unbundling of shares in Pioneer Coal Limited

It was announced on 15 December 2008 that the directors of SacOil Holdings have finalised proposals in terms of which Pioneer Coal Limited ("Pioneer Coal"), a newly formed company, will issue 313 291 612 ordinary shares to SacOil Holdings at a price of R0.001 per share which shares will be distributed to SacOil Holdings` shareholders by way of an unbundling, following which Pioneer Coal would, subject to certain conditions precedent, including completing a due diligence investigation and the raising of sufficient capital, acquire certain coal exploration companies.

The due diligence process will be completed shortly. The capital raising process is still underway but proceeding satisfactorily, following which SacOil Holdings will begin the process of the unbundling.

On the basis that the Pioneer shares will be unbundled to SacOil Holdings shareholders immediately after the shares have been issued to SacOil Holdings, the results of Pioneer have not been consolidated into the results of SacOil Holdings for the period under review.

7.      Dividend

The board has resolved not to declare any dividend to shareholders for the period under review.

8.      Future direction

SacOil Holdings` current operating business remains that of manufacturing manganese sulphate powder, manganese sulphate solution and manganese oxide at its plant near Graskop in Mpumalanga, referred to as the Greenhill’s plant.

The focus of the Company has however shifted to that of an integrated Oil and Gas company. The Company is in the process of evaluating various value adding acquisition opportunities and considering additions to its financial and technical resources base which will be announced to shareholders in due course.

By order of the board
Melinda van den Berg

Fusion Corporate Secretarial Services (Proprietary) Limited
Company secretary

Johannesburg
29 May 2009

Directors: RJ Linnell (Chairman), C Bird*, BH Christie*, RT Vela (Executive)*
(*British)

Registered office: 119 Rosen Office Park, 37 Invicta Road, Midrand, 1685
Registered postal address: P.O. Box 8439, Halfway House, 1685
Transfer secretaries: Link Market Services SA (Proprietary) Limited
Company secretary: Melinda van den Berg - Fusion Corporate Secretarial Services (Proprietary) Limited
Corporate Advisers: Lonsa Corporate Finance (Proprietary) Limited
Sponsor: Sasfin Capital (A division of Sasfin Bank Limited)

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