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Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

/EIN News/ -- JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UEPS; JSE: NT1) today released results for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018.

 Q2 2019 Highlights:

  • Revenue of $97.2 million and Fundamental EPS of $(0.88)
  • Fundamental EPS of ($0.88) includes $0.74 per share of non-cash adjustments, including a $0.41 allowance for doubtful loans receivable, $0.28 Cell C fair value loss adjustment, and $0.05 Cedar Cell note impairment loss;
  • Operating loss was attributable primarily to our rural South African businesses;
  • Adjusted negative EBITDA of approximately $25 million including approximately $23 million for allowance for doubtful loans receivable;
  • Korea EBITDA margin improved to 22% from 20% in Q2 2018;
  • Net cash of approximately $35 million at December 31, 2018;
  • Active EPE accounts declined to 1.1 million as of December 31, 2018.

“This was a very difficult quarter for our company. Our loss for the quarter is primarily attributable to our rural South African businesses,” said Herman Kotzé, CEO. “Our other transaction-driven businesses continue to operate profitably and provide a meaningful source of EBITDA and free cash flow. We are pleased with the performance of KSNET, DNI, and our EasyPay financial switch and transaction processing business in South Africa. Our equity investments continued to perform in line with expectations.”

“Currently, our primary focus is to immediately stem the losses in our South African financial inclusion operations, right size the businesses and get them to a breakeven level by the end of this fiscal year. The Board and management are squarely focused on reviewing all options available for the business in South Africa, and will provide updates when there are tangible actions to report.  At this time, we believe that all of the challenges we are facing are contained and can be resolved in the near future, and remain comfortable with the Company’s liquidity position over the next 12 months,” concluded Kotzé. 

Subsequent Event
On January 29, 2019 the High Court of the Republic of South Africa (Gauteng Division, Pretoria) handed down its final judgment in our application to direct SASSA to pay social grants into the EPE accounts of recipients who had previously made biometric elections to receive their grants into their EPE accounts, but had not submitted a SASSA-prescribed form called an “Annexure C form”. The High Court reversed a portion of its November 28, 2018 interim order that directed SASSA to pay grants into the EPE accounts of recipients who made those biometric elections without submitting a physical Annexure C form. The effect of the final judgment is that, while SASSA is required to promptly pay social grants into EPE accounts of those recipients who have submitted the Annexure C form electing to have their grants paid that way, SASSA is not required to pay grants into the EPE accounts of those recipients who have not submitted the Annexure C form, despite having provided their previous biometric consent. We are currently evaluating the options available to it, including an appeal against the judgment.

Summary Financial Metrics

  Three months ended December 31,
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data) 2018   2017   % change
in USD 
  % change
in ZAR
Revenue 97,150   148,416   (35 %)   (31 %)
GAAP operating (loss) income (43,075 ) 16,307   (364 %)   (377 %)
Adjusted (negative) EBITDA (1) (24,731 ) 32,981   (175 %)   (179 %)
GAAP net (loss) income (63,941 ) 9,622   (765 %)   (796 %)
Fundamental net (loss) income (1) (49,966 ) 22,405   (323 %)   (335 %)
GAAP (loss) earnings per share ($) (1.13 ) 0.17   (764 %)   (795 %)
Fundamental (loss)(loss) earnings per share ($) (1) (0.88 ) 0.39   (326 %)   (336 %)
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000’s) 56,855   56,807   1 %      
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate 14.32   13.67   5 %      
Non-cash adjustments included (before tax impact): 50,150   -   nm        
Allowance for doubtful finance loans receivables 23,391   -   nm        
Change in fair value of equity securities 15,836   -   nm        
Goodwill impairment loss 8,191   -   nm        
Impairment of Cedar Cellular note 2,732   -   nm        


  Six months ended December 31, 
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data) 2018   2017   % change
in USD
  % change
in ZAR
Revenue 223,034   300,974   (26 %)   (21 %)
GAAP operating (loss) income (42,179 ) 41,313   (202 %)   (209 %)
Adjusted (negative) EBITDA (1) (11,491 ) 68,439   (117 %)   (118 %)
GAAP net (loss) income (69,140 ) 29,105   (338 %)   (354 %)
Fundamental net (loss) income (1) (48,709 ) 46,875   (204 %)   (211 %)
GAAP (loss) earnings per share ($) (1.22 ) 0.51   (100 %)   (100 %)
Fundamental (loss)(loss) earnings per share ($) (1) (0.86 ) 0.83   (204 %)   (211 %)
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000’s) 56,814   56,812   -        
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate 14.34   13.41   7 %      
Non-cash adjustments included (before tax impact): 54,553   -   nm        
Allowance for doubtful finance loans receivables 27,794   -   nm        
Change in fair value of equity securities 15,836   -   nm        
Goodwill impairment loss 8,191   -   nm        
Impairment of Cedar Cellular note 2,732   -   nm        

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

Factors impacting comparability of our Q2 2019 and Q2 2018 results

  • Losses incurred resulting from SASSA’s auto-migration of EPE accounts: We experienced a significant decline in EPE account numbers driven largely by SASSA’s auto-migration of accounts to SAPO, often unilaterally and without the recipient’s consent. The resultant losses were caused by the loss of monthly income on the relevant EPE accounts, a $23.4 million allowance for doubtful finance loans receivable as well as losses incurred from maintaining our mobile payment infrastructure;
  • Loss of CPS revenue and operating income due to the expiration of our SASSA contract: The expiration of our SASSA contract on September 30, 2018, resulted in the loss of all revenue from the contract and, as a result, CPS recorded no revenue from the SASSA during Q2 2019 compared with the prior year;
  • Non-cash impairment loss related to impairment of goodwill: We recorded an impairment loss of $8.2 million primarily related to goodwill allocated to the international transaction processing operating segment;
  • Consolidation of DNI results: DNI contributed to an increase in revenue and operating income during the Q2 2019, performing in line with expectations;
  • Improved contribution from South Korea: Our South Korean operations experienced modest revenue pressures due to ongoing regulatory changes and macroeconomic factors, though operating income and margin continued to show improvement compared to Q2 2018;
  • High income tax expense due to deferred tax valuation allowance on losses by certain South African businesses: Our income tax expense included a valuation allowance recorded against the net operating loss deferred tax asset generated by certain of our South African businesses, including CPS and our microlending business as a result of the losses incurred during Q2 2019;
  • Unfavorable impact from the strengthening of the U.S. dollar against the South African Rand: The U.S. dollar appreciated 5% against the ZAR during Q2 2019 compared to Q2 2018, which adversely impacted our reported results;
  • Higher revenue from Masterpayment and allowance for credit losses in fiscal 2018: During fiscal 2018, Masterpayment contributed higher revenues as a result of an increase in processing activities, particularly related to its cryptocurrency processing launched in December 2017, as well as from its working capital financing and supply chain solutions;
  • Higher depreciation and amortization charges resulting from DNI acquisition: Our depreciation and amortization charge increased during the Q2 2019, as a result of our acquisition of DNI;
  • Loss resulting from Cell C fair value adjustment: We recorded a non-cash pre-tax fair value adjustment loss related to Cell C of approximately $15.8 million due to lower industry comparable valuations, which adversely impacted our reported results in fiscal 2019;
  • Reduced income from equity-accounted investments: Earnings from equity accounted investments decreased as a result of the consolidation of DNI from June 30, 2018; and
  • Lower interest income and higher interest expense: The movement in net interest expense (before the Cedar Cellular impairment) was $2.8 million primarily due to lower interest income resulting from the utilization of cash to fund strategic investments and higher interest expense as a result of the South African lending facilities we obtained, including a facility to fund our ATMs.

Results of Operations by Segment and Liquidity

South African transaction processing

Segment revenue was $21.9 million in Q2 2019, down 66% compared with Q2 2018 in USD, and 64% lower on a constant currency basis. The decrease in segment revenue and operating income was primarily due to the substantial decrease in the number of SASSA grant recipients paid under our SASSA contract as the contract ended at the end of Q1 fiscal 2019. Our revenue and operating income was also adversely impacted by the significant reduction in the number of SASSA grant recipients with SASSA-branded Grindrod cards linked to Grindrod bank accounts as well as a lower number of EPE accounts. These decreases in revenue and operating income were partially offset by higher transaction revenue as a result of increased usage of our ATMs. Our operating (loss) income margin for Q2 2019 and 2018 was (53.8%) and 21.0%, respectively.

International transaction processing

Segment revenue was $38.1 million in Q2 2019, down 14% compared with Q2 2018 in USD. The decrease in segment revenue and operating income was primarily due to a contraction in IPG transactions processed, specifically meaningfully lower crypto-exchange and China processing activity, and modestly lower KSNET revenue as a result of lower transaction values processed. Excluding the $7.0 million impairment loss, operating income during Q2 2019 was higher compared to Q2 2018 due to an improved contribution from KSNET primarily as a result of lower depreciation expense and the Mastertrading allowance for doubtful working capital finance receivable of $7.8 million recorded during Q2 2018. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in IPG revenues and ongoing losses at Masterpayment during Q2 2019.  Operating loss margin for Q2 2019 and 2018 was 10.6% and 11.3%, respectively. Excluding the goodwill impairment, segment operating income and margin for Q2 2019 were $3.0 million and 7.8%, respectively. Excluding the Mastertrading allowance for doubtful working capital finance receivables, segment operating income and margin for Q2 2018 were $2.8 million and 6.4% respectively.

Financial inclusion and applied technologies

Segment revenue was $38.8 million in Q2 2019, down 28% compared with Q2 2018 in USD. Segment revenue decreased primarily due to fewer prepaid airtime and value-added services sales, lower lending and insurance revenue, and a decrease in inter-segment revenues, partially offset by the inclusion of DNI. Operating income was significantly lower than Q2 2018, primarily due to the allowance for doubtful finance loans receivable of $23.4 million recognized and expenses incurred to maintain and expand our financial service infrastructure, partially offset by the contribution from DNI.  Operating (loss) income margin for the Financial inclusion and applied technologies segment was (47.8%) and 23.5% during Q2 2019 and 2018, respectively. Excluding the allowance for doubtful finance loans receivable, segment operating income and margin for fiscal 2019 were $4.9 million and 12.5% respectively.

Corporate/eliminations

Our corporate expenses increased primarily due to higher acquired intangible asset amortization, non-employee director expenses and external service provider fees, partially offset by lower transaction-related expenditures.

Cash flow and liquidity

At December 31, 2018, our cash and cash equivalents were $69.9 million and comprised mainly KRW-denominated balances of KRW 31.9 billion ($28.7 million), ZAR-denominated balances of ZAR 376.7 million ($26.2 million), U.S. dollar-denominated balances of $11.7 million, and other currency deposits, primarily Botswana pula, of $3.4 million, all amounts translated at exchange rates applicable as of December 31, 2018. The decrease in our cash balances from June 30, 2018, was primarily due to significantly weaker trading activities, scheduled debt repayments, dividend payments to non-controlling interests and capital expenditures, which was partially offset by the utilization of our debt facilities to fund our ATMs and to finance our lending to Cell C to fund the construction of mobile telephony network infrastructure, the contribution from the inclusion of DNI, and a decrease in our South African lending book.

Excluding the impact of interest received, interest paid under our South Africa debt and taxes, the decrease in cash provided is primarily due to significantly weaker trading activity during fiscal 2019 compared to 2018. Capital expenditures for Q2 2019 and 2018 were $2.5 million and $2.1 million, respectively, and have increased primarily due to the acquisition of ATMs in South Africa, computer equipment to maintain our processing activities and the expansion of our branch network. We made a scheduled South African debt facility payment of $10.6 million (ZAR 151 million).

Operating metrics and supplemental presentation for Q2 2019 Results

Our updated operating metrics have been posted on our website (www.net1.com). A supplemental presentation for Q2 2019 will be posted to the Investor Relations page of our website – ir.net1.com one hour prior to our earnings call on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Conference Call

We will host a conference call to review these results on February 8, 2019, 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 February 28, 2019.

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 negative EBITDA, adjusted negative EBITDA, fundamental net (loss) income and fundamental (loss) earnings per share and headline (loss) earnings per share are non-GAAP measures.

EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA

(Loss) Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) is GAAP operating (loss) income adjusted for depreciation and amortization and, if applicable, impairment losses. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted for costs related to acquisitions and transactions consummated or ultimately not pursued, an allowance for doubtful Mastertrading working capital finance loans receivable and profits realized on sale of a business.

Fundamental net (loss) income and fundamental (loss) earnings per share

Fundamental net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share is GAAP net (loss) income and (loss) 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 and unusual non-recurring items, including the impairment loss, costs related to acquisitions and transactions consummated or ultimately not pursued.

Fundamental net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share for fiscal 2019 also includes an adjustment for the non-controlling interest portion of the amortization of intangible assets (net of deferred taxes).

We provide earnings guidance only on a non-GAAP basis and do not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking fundamental (loss) 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 (loss) income and (loss) 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 net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share and fundamental net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share.

Headline (loss) earnings per share (“H(L)EPS”)

The inclusion of H(L)EPS in this press release is a requirement of our listing on the JSE. H(L)EPS basic and diluted is calculated using net (loss) income which has been determined based on GAAP. Accordingly, this may differ to the headline (loss) 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.

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

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 (NasdaqGS: 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. A discussion of various factors that cause our 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 – BCW
Phone: +27-82-610-0650
Email: bridget.vonholdt@bm-africa.com



NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
  Three months ended    Six months ended
   December 31,   December 31,
   2018    2017   2018   2017
               
  (In thousands, except per share data)   (In thousands, except per share data)
                           
REVENUE 97,150     148,416   223,034     300,974
                           
EXPENSE                          
                           
Cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support   51,185       73,994     123,501       148,646
                           
Selling, general and administration   70,996       49,392     112,874       93,326
                           
Depreciation and amortization   9,853       8,723     20,647       17,689
                           
Impairment loss   8,191       -     8,191       -
                           
OPERATING (LOSS) INCOME   (43,075 )     16,307     (42,179 )     41,313
                           
CHANGE IN VALUE OF EQUITY SECURITIES   (15,836 )     -     (15,836 )     -
                           
INTEREST INCOME, net of impairment   (331 )     4,705     1,545       9,749
                           
INTEREST EXPENSE   2,778       2,325     5,537       4,446
                           
(LOSS) INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE   (62,020 )     18,687     (62,007 )     46,616
                           
INCOME TAX (BENEFIT) EXPENSE   (2,298 )     10,062     4,192       20,339
                           
NET (LOSS) INCOME BEFORE EARNINGS FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS   (59,722 )     8,625     (66,199 )     26,277
                           
(LOSS) EARNINGS FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS   (1,247 )     1,354     126       3,429
                           
NET (LOSS) INCOME   (60,969 )     9,979     (66,073 )     29,706
                           
LESS NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST   2,972       357     3,067       601
                           
NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NET1 (63,941 )   9,622   (69,140 )   29,105
                           
Net (loss) income per share, in U.S. dollars                          
Basic (loss) earnings attributable to Net1 shareholders $ (1.13 )   $ 0.17   $ (1.22 )   $ 0.51
Diluted (loss) earnings attributable to Net1 shareholders $ (1.12 )   $ 0.17   $ (1.22 )   $ 0.51
                           
See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements 
 


NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
  Unaudited   (A)
  December 31,   June 30,
  2018
  2018 
           
  (In thousands, except share data)
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 69,910     $ 90,054  
Restricted cash   63,131       -  
Pre-funded social welfare grants receivable   -       2,965  
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of – December: $1,331; June: $1,101   105,007       109,683  
Finance loans receivable, net of allowances of – December: $39,850; June: $16,403   25,122       62,205  
Inventory   10,272       12,887  
Total current assets before settlement assets   273,442       277,794  
Settlement assets   65,765       149,047  
Total current assets   339,207       426,841  
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of –December: $132,191; June: $129,185   23,739       27,054  
EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS   93,561       88,331  
GOODWILL   267,964       283,240  
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of – December: $132,061 ; June: $121,466   115,250       131,132  
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES   20,826       6,312  
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS, including reinsurance assets   219,577       256,380  
TOTAL ASSETS   1,080,124       1,219,290  
          90,054  
LIABILITIES
CURRENT LIABILITIES          
Short-term credit facilities for ATM funding   63,131       -  
Accounts payable   20,939       35,055  
Other payables   73,464       47,994  
Current portion of long-term borrowings   24,660       44,695  
Income taxes payable   6,770       5,742  
Total current liabilities before settlement obligations   188,964       133,486  
Settlement obligations   65,765       149,047  
Total current liabilities   254,729       282,533  
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES   52,376       46,606  
LONG-TERM BORROWINGS   10,395       5,469  
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES, including insurance policy liabilities   2,515       38,580  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   320,015       373,188  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES          
REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK   107,672       107,672  
           
EQUITY
COMMON STOCK          
Authorized: 200,000,000 with $0.001 par value;          
    80       80  
PREFERRED STOCK          
Authorized shares: 50,000,000 with $0.001 par value;          
Issued and outstanding shares, net of treasury: December: -; June: -   -       -  
ADDITIONAL PAID-IN-CAPITAL   277,463       276,201  
TREASURY SHARES, AT COST: December: 24,891,292; June: 24,891,292   (286,951 )     (286,951 )
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS   (198,272 )     (184,436 )
RETAINED EARNINGS   768,485       837,625  
TOTAL NET1 EQUITY   560,805       642,519  
NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST   91,632       95,911  
TOTAL EQUITY   652,437       738,430  
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 1,080,124     $ 1,219,290  
    277,463       276,201  
(A) – Derived from restated audited financial statements filed on Form 10-K/A on December 6, 2018.
 


NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
  Three months ended   Six months ended
  December 31,   December 31,
  2018   2017    2018   2017
               
  (In thousands)   (In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities                            
Net (loss) income $ (60,969 )   $ 9,979     $ (66,073 )   $ 29,706  
Depreciation and amortization   9,853       8,723       20,647       17,689  
Impairment loss   8,191       -       8,191       -  
Movement in allowance for doubtful accounts receivable   21,368       9,402       23,958       9,465  
Loss (Earnings) from equity-accounted investments   1,247       (1,354 )     (126 )     (3,429 )
Interest on Cedar Cell note, net of impairment   1,516       (182 )     1,360       (182 )
Change in fair value of equity securities   15,836       -       15,836       -  
Fair value adjustments and re-measurements   83       (190 )     1       (99 )
Interest payable   131       (159 )     241       (247 )
Facility fee amortized   68       214       155       347  
(Profit) Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment   (139 )     16       (266 )     121  
Profit on disposal of business   -       (463 )     -       (463 )
Stock-based compensation charge, net   598       608       1,185       1,435  
Dividends received from equity accounted investments   454       1,253       454       2,165  
Decrease (Increase) in accounts receivable, pre-funded social welfare grants receivable and finance loans receivable   18,753       (3,397 )     28,755       (42,601 )
(Increase) Decrease in inventory   (24 )     (2,322 )     2,161       (3,848 )
(Decrease) Increase in accounts payable and other payables   (11,759 )     (481 )     (19,535 )     2,948  
(Decrease) Increase in taxes payable   (7,007 )     (9,754 )     1,347       (916 )
(Increase) Decrease in deferred taxes   (3,436 )     1,419       (7,070 )     428  
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities   (5,236 )     13,312       11,221       12,519  
                             
Cash flows from investing activities                            
Capital expenditures   (2,547 )     (2,103 )     (5,665 )     (3,576 )
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment   212       99       486       415  
Acquisition of intangible assets   (1,384 )     -       (1,384 )     -  
Investment in equity of equity-accounted investments   (2,500 )     (40,892 )     (2,500 )     (113,738 )
Investment in MobiKwik   (1,056 )     -       (1,056 )     -  
Proceeds on return of investment   -       -       284       -  
Investment in Cell C   -       -       -       (151,003 )
Acquisition of held to maturity investment   -       (9,000 )     -       (9,000 )
Other investing activities   -       (154 )     -       (154 )
Net change in settlement assets   2,031       24,519       77,962       237,168  
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities   (5,244 )     (27,531 )     68,127       (39,888 )
                             
Cash flows from financing activities                            
Proceeds from bank overdraft   221,582       690       306,237       32,570  
Repayment of bank overdraft   (245,726 )     (11,391 )     (245,726 )     (14,343 )
Repayment of long-term borrowings   (13,551 )     (30,881 )     (23,811 )     (45,141 )
Long-term borrowings utilized   3,203       -       11,004       95,431  
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest   (1,208 )     -       (2,937 )     -  
Payment of guarantee fee   (258 )     -       (394 )     (552 )
Net change in settlement obligations   (2,031 )     (24,519 )     (77,962 )     (237,168 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (37,989 )     (66,101 )     (33,589 )     (169,203 )
                             
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (1,823 )     6,857       (2,772 )     3,011  
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (50,292 )     (73,463 )     42,987       (193,561 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of period   183,333       138,359       90,054       258,457  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – end of period (1) $ 133,041     $ 64,896     $ 133,041     $ 64,896  
                             
See Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements                

(1) Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as of December 31, 2018, includes restricted cash of approximately $63.1 million related to cash withdrawn from our various debt facilities to fund ATMs. This cash may only be used to fund ATMs and is considered restricted as to use and therefore is classified as restricted cash.

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment A

Operating segment revenue, operating income and operating margin:

Three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 and September 30, 2018

                                               
Key segmental data, in ’000, except margins                           Change - actual   Change –
constant
exchange rate(1)
Revenue: Q2 ‘19    Q2 ‘18    Q1 '19   Q2 ‘19
vs
Q2‘18
  Q2 ‘19
vs
Q1 ‘19
  Q2 ‘19
vs
Q2‘18
  Q2 ‘19
vs
Q1 ‘19
South African transaction processing $ 21,970     $ 64,148     $ 37,749     (66 %)   (42 %)   (64 %)   (44 %)
International transaction processing   38,124       44,185       39,387     (14 %)   (3 %)   (10 %)   (7 %)
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   38,755       54,131       53,206     (28 %)   (27 %)   (25 %)   (30 %)
Subtotal: Operating segments   98,849       162,464       130,342     (39 %)   (24 %)   (36 %)   (27 %)
Intersegment eliminations   (1,699 )     (14,048 )     (4,458 )   (88 %)   (62 %)   (87 %)   (63 %)
Consolidated revenue $ 97,150     $ 148,416     $ 125,884     (35 %)   (23 %)   (31 %)   (26 %)
                                               
Operating (loss) income:                                              
South African transaction processing $ (11,830 )   $ 13,470     $ (3,513 )   nm     237 %   nm     225 %
International transaction processing   (4,043 )     (4,991 )     2,762     (19 %)   nm     (281 %)   nm  
Financial inclusion and applied technologies    (18,538 )     12,737       11,302     nm     nm     nm     nm  
Subtotal: Operating segments   (34,411 )     21,216       10,551     nm     nm     nm     nm  
Corporate/Eliminations   (8,664 )     (4,909 )     (9,655 )   76 %   (10 %)   (49 %)   (13 %)
Consolidated operating (loss) income $ (43,075 )   $ 16,307     $ 896     nm     nm     nm     nm  
                                               
Operating (loss) income margin (%)                                              
South African transaction processing   (53.8 %)     21.0 %     (9.3 %)                        
International transaction processing   (10.6 %)     (11.3 %)     7.0 %                        
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   (47.8 %)     23.5 %     21.2 %                        
Consolidated operating margin   (44.3 %)     11.0 %     0.7 %                        
                                               
(1) – This information shows what the change in these items would have been if the USD/ ZAR exchange rate that prevailed during the Q2 2019 also prevailed during Q2 2018 and Q1 2019.
 
 

Six months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

                           
Key segmental data, in ’000, except margins                          
          Change -
actual
  Change –
constant
exchange
rate(1)
Revenue: F2019    F2018     F2019
vs
F2018
   F2019
vs
F2018
South African transaction processing  $ 59,719     $ 130,585     (54 %)   (51 %)
International transaction processing .   77,511       90,207     (14 %)   (8 %)
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   91,961       108,444     (15 %)   (9 %)
Subtotal: Operating segments   229,191       329,236     (30 %)   (26 %)
Intersegment eliminations   (6,157 )     (28,262 )   (78 %)   (77 %)
Consolidated revenue $ 223,034     $ 300,974     (26 %)   (21 %)
                           
Operating (loss) income:                          
South African transaction processing  $ (15,343 )   $ 25,802     nm     nm  
International transaction processing   (1,281 )     325     nm     nm  
Financial inclusion and applied technologies .   (7,236 )     26,657     nm     nm  
Subtotal: Operating segments    (23,860 )     52,784     nm     nm  
Corporate/Eliminations    (18,319 )     (11,471 )   60 %   71 %
Consolidated operating (loss) income $ (42,179 )   $ 41,313     nm     nm  
                           
Operating (loss) income margin (%)                          
South African transaction processing    (25.7 %)     19.8 %            
International transaction processing .   (1.7 %)     0.4 %            
Financial inclusion and applied technologies   (7.9 %)     24.6 %            
Overall operating margin   (18.9 %)     13.7 %            
                           
(1) – This information shows what the change in these items would have been if the USD/ ZAR exchange rate that prevailed during the first half of fiscal 2019 also prevailed during the first half of fiscal 2018.
 
 

(Loss) Earnings from equity-accounted investments:

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

                       
  Q2 2019   Q2 2018   %
change
  F2019   F2018   %
change
Bank Frick $ (1,217 )   $ 322     nm     $ (1,805 )   $ 322     nm  
Share of net income   402       487     (17 %)     564       487     16 %
Amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred tax   (141 )     (165 )   (15 %)     (285 )     (165 )   73 %
Other   (1,478 )     -     nm       (2,084 )     -     nm  
DNI(1)   -       1,046     nm       -       1,911     nm  
Share of net income   -       1,832     nm       -       3,240     nm  
Amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred tax   -       (786 )   nm       -       (1,329 )   nm  
Finbond(2)   -       -     nm       1,875       1,101     70 %
Other   (30 )     (14 )   114 %     56       95     (41 %)
(Loss) earnings from equity-accounted investments $ (1,247 )   $ 1,354     (192 %)   $ 126     $ 3,429     (96 %)

(1) DNI was accounted for using the equity method in fiscal 2018 and has been consolidated from June 30, 2018, following the acquisition of a controlling interest in the company. DNI is included in our Financial inclusion and applied technologies operating segment from the acquisition date.
(2) Finbond is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and reports its six-month results during our first quarter and its annual results during our fourth quarter and we record those results in our results during those quarters

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Attachment B

Reconciliation of GAAP operating (loss) income to negative EBITDA and adjusted negative EBITDA:

Three and six months and year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

       
  Three months ended
December 31,
  Six months ended
December 31,
   2018
   2017
   2018
   2017
Operating (loss) income - GAAP (43,075 )   16,307     (42,179 )   41,313  
                       
Depreciation and amortization 9,853     8,723     20,647     17,689  
Impairment loss 8,191     -     8,191     -  
(Negative) EBITDA (25,031 )   25,030     (13,341 )   59,002  
Transaction costs  300     611     1,850     2,097  
Non-recurring Mastertrading allowance for doubtful accounts. -     7,803     -     7,803  
Profit on sale of Xeo  -     (463 )   -     (463 )
Adjusted (negative) EBITDA (24,731 )   32,981     (11,491 )   68,439  

Reconciliation of GAAP net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share, basic, to fundamental net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share, basic:

Three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

               
  Net (loss) income
(USD’000)

  (L)EPS,
basic
(USD)

  Net (loss) income
(ZAR’000)
  (L)EPS,
basic
(ZAR)
   2018
   2017
   2018
  2017      2018
   2017
  2018   2017 
GAAP  (63,941 )   9,622     (1.13 )   0.17   (915,866 )   131,510     (16.11 )   2.31
                                           
Impairment loss 8,191     -               117,325     -            
Intangible asset amortization, net 4,510     2,199               64,609     30,055            
Intangible asset amortization, net related to non-controlling interest (909 )   -               (13,020 )   -            
Stock-based compensation charge 598     608               8,566     8,310            
Transaction costs 300     611               4,297     8,351            
Intangible asset amortization, net related to equity accounted investments ... 1,217     951               17,432     10,701            
Facility fees for debt  68     214               974     2,925            
Non-recurring Mastertrading allowance for doubtful accounts -     7,803               -     106,647            
Change in US tax rate -     860               -     11,754            
Profit on sale of Xeo  -     (463 )             -     (6,328 )          
Fundamental (49,966 )   22,405     (0.88 )   0.39   (715,683 )   303,925     (12.59 )   5.34
                                           
                                           

Six months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

               
 
Net (loss) income
(USD’000)
  (L)EPS,
basic
(USD)

  Net (loss) income
(ZAR’000)

  (L)EPS,
basic
(ZAR)
   2018
   2017
   2018
   2017    2018
   2017
   2018
   2017
GAAP  (69,140 )   29,105     (1.22 )   0.51   (991,314 )   390,375     (17.46 )   6.88
                                           
Intangible asset amortization, net 9,060     4,354               129,886     58,378            
Impairment loss 8,191     -               117,441     -            
Transaction costs 1,850     1,940               26,525     26,021            
Intangible asset amortization, net related to non-controlling interest (1,815 )   -               (26,023 )   -            
Stock-based compensation charge 1,185     1,435               16,990     19,247            
Intangible asset amortization, net related to equity accounted investments  1,805     1,494               25,880     17,835            
Facility fees for debt 155     347               2,222     4,654            
Non-recurring Mastertrading allowance for doubtful accounts -     7,803               -     104,659            
Change in US tax rate -     860               -     11,535            
Profit on sale of Xeo  -     (463 )             -     (6,210 )          
Fundamental (48,709 )   46,875     (0.86 )   0.83   (698,393 )   626,494     (12.30 )   11.04
                                           
                                           

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment C

Reconciliation of net (loss) income used to calculate (loss) earnings per share basic and diluted and headline (loss) earnings per share basic and diluted:

Three months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

           
  2018   2017
Net (loss) income (USD’000) (63,941 )   9,622  
Adjustments:      
Impairment loss  8,191     -  
Profit on sale of business -     (463 )
(Profit) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment  (139 )   16  
Tax effects on above 39     (4 )
Net (loss) income used to calculate headline earnings (USD’000) (55,850 )   9,171  
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income per share basic (loss) earnings and headline (loss)
earnings per share basic (loss) earnings (‘000) 
56,834     56,755  
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income per share diluted (loss) earnings and headline (loss)
earnings per share diluted (loss) earnings (‘000)
56,855     56,807  
       
Headline (loss) earnings per share:      
Basic, in USD  (0.98 )   0.16  
Diluted, in USD  (0.98 )   0.16  

Six months ended December 31, 2018 and 2017

  2018    2017 
Net (loss) income (USD’000) (69,140 )   29,105  
Adjustments:      
Impairment loss 8,191     -  
Profit on sale of business -     (463 )
(Profit) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment (266 )   16  
Tax effects on above 74     (4 )
Net (loss) income used to calculate headline earnings (USD’000) (61,141 )   28,654  
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income per share basic (loss)
earnings and headline (loss) earnings per share basic (loss) earnings (‘000)
56,778     56,762  
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net income per share diluted (loss)
earnings and headline (loss) earnings per share diluted (loss) earnings (‘000)  
56,814     56,812  
       
Headline (loss) earnings per share:       
Basic, in USD  (1.08 )   0.50  
Diluted, in USD  (1.08 )   0.50  
           

Calculation of the denominator for headline diluted (loss) earnings per share

   Q2 ‘19    Q2 ‘18    F2019    F2018
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding and unvested
restricted shares expected to vest under GAAP
56,834   56,755   56,778   56,762
Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP  21   52   36   50
Denominator for headline diluted (loss) earnings per share 56,855   56,807   56,814   56,812

Weighted average number of shares used to calculate headline (loss) 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 (loss) earnings per share diluted because we do not use the two-class method to calculate headline (loss) earnings per share diluted.

 

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