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MiX Telematics Announces Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016

References in this announcement to “R” are to South African Rand and references to “U.S. Dollars” and “$” are to United States Dollars. Unless otherwise stated MiX Telematics has translated U.S. Dollar amounts from South African Rand at the exchange rate of R12.2854 per $1.00, which was the R/$ exchange rate reported by Oanda.com as of June 30, 2015.

First Quarter Highlights:

  • Total subscription revenue of R271.8 million ($22.1 million), grew 15% year over year
  • Subscribers increased by 13% year over year, bringing the total to over 523,000 subscribers at June 30, 2015
  • Adjusted EBITDA of R65.3 million ($5.3 million), representing a 19% Adjusted EBITDA margin
  • Company maintains guidance for subscription revenue, total revenue and Adjusted EBITDA for the full 2016 fiscal year which ends March 31, 2016.
Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:00 am EDT

Dateline:

MIDRAND, South Africa

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
MIXT
JSE:
MIX
"Our results for the quarter demonstrate our ability to deliver ongoing value to customers across the globe. We posted solid revenue growth, profitability and operating cash flow"

MIDRAND, South Africa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MiX Telematics Limited (NYSE: MIXT, JSE: MIX), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS"), today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2016, which ended June 30, 2015.

"Our results for the quarter demonstrate our ability to deliver ongoing value to customers across the globe. We posted solid revenue growth, profitability and operating cash flow," said Stefan Joselowitz, Chief Executive Officer of MiX Telematics. "We continue to take a balanced approach to growth and profits and are pleased to report that our adjustments to our overhead cost structures are yielding savings without undermining our productivity. With our growing stable of features including flexible analytics and extended mobile capabilities, we continue to capitalize on our position as the leading global provider of cloud-based fleet management and asset tracking solutions."

Financial performance for the three months ended June 30, 2015

Revenue: Total revenue was R344.1 million ($28.0 million), an increase of 7.8% compared to R319.2 million ($26.0 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Subscription revenue was R271.8 million ($22.1 million), an increase of 14.9% compared with R236.6 million ($19.3 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Growth in subscription revenue was driven primarily by an increase of over 60,000 subscribers, which resulted in an increase in subscribers of 13.1% from June 2014 to June 2015. Hardware and other revenue was R72.3 million ($5.9 million), a decrease of 12.4% compared to R82.6 million ($6.7 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Gross Margin: Gross profit was R241.9 million ($19.7 million), as compared to R211.6 million ($17.2 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Gross profit margin was 70.3%, compared to 66.3% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, subscription revenue which generates a higher gross profit margin than hardware and other revenue, contributed 79.0% of total revenue compared to 74.1% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Operating Margin: Operating profit was R32.6 million ($2.7 million), compared to R22.5 million ($1.8 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Operating margin was 9.5%, compared to 7.1% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA, a non-IFRS measure, was R65.3 million ($5.3 million) compared to R52.0 million ($4.2 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Adjusted EBITDA margin, a non-IFRS measure, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 was 19.0%, compared to 16.3% for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

Profit for the period and earnings per share: Profit for the period was R31.1 million ($2.5 million), compared to R16.1 million ($1.3 million) in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Earnings per diluted ordinary share were 4 South African cents, compared to 2 South African cents in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. For the first quarter of 2015, the calculation was based on diluted weighted average ordinary shares in issue of 803.7 million compared to 804.4 million diluted weighted average ordinary shares in issue during the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

The Company's effective tax rate for the quarter was 31.7% in comparison to 32.6% in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

On a U.S. Dollar basis, and using the June 30, 2015 exchange rate of R12.2854 per U.S. Dollar, and at a ratio of 25 ordinary shares to one American Depositary Share ("ADS"), profit for the period was $2.5 million, or 8 U.S. cents per diluted ADS.

Adjusted earnings for the period and adjusted earnings per share: Adjusted earnings for the period, a non-IFRS measure, was R23.7 million ($1.9 million), compared to R16.4 million ($1.3 million) in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 and excludes a net foreign exchange gain of R11.0 million ($0.9 million). During the first quarter of fiscal 2015 a net foreign exchange loss of R0.2 million ($0.02 million) was incurred. Adjusted earnings per diluted ordinary share, also a non-IFRS measure, were 3 South African cents, compared to 2 South African cents in the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

On a U.S. Dollar basis, and using the June 30, 2015 exchange rate of R12.2854 per U.S. Dollar, and at a ratio of 25 ordinary shares to one ADS, adjusted earnings for the period was $1.9 million, or 6 U.S. cents per diluted ADS.

Statement of Financial Position and Cash Flow: At June 30, 2015, the Company had R959.2 million ($78.1 million) of cash and cash equivalents, compared to R945.4 million ($77.0 million) in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. The Company generated R35.2 million ($2.9 million) in net cash from operating activities for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and invested R38.3 million ($3.1 million) in capital expenditures during the quarter, leading to negative free cash flow, a non-IFRS measure, of R3.1 million ($0.3 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, compared with negative free cash flow of R22.1 million ($1.8 million) for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

An explanation of non-IFRS measures used in this release is set out in the Non-IFRS financial measures section of this press release. A reconciliation of these non-IFRS measures to the most directly comparable IFRS measures is provided in the financial tables that accompany this release.

Business Outlook

MiX Telematics has translated U.S. Dollar amounts in this Business Outlook paragraph from South African Rand at the exchange rate of R12.6963 per $1.00, which was the R/$ exchange rate reported by Oanda.com as of August 4, 2015.

Based on information as of today, August 6, 2015, the Company is issuing the following financial guidance for the full 2016 fiscal year:

  • Revenue - R1,523 million to R1,558 million ($120.0 million to $122.7 million), which would represent revenue growth of 9.6% to 12.1% compared to fiscal year 2015.
  • Subscription revenue - R1,148 million to R1,168 million ($90.4 million to $92.0 million), which would represent subscription revenue growth of 15.0% to 17.0% compared to fiscal year 2015.
  • Adjusted EBITDA - R306 million to R327 million ($24.1 million to $25.8 million), which would represent an increase in Adjusted EBITDA of 11.2% to 18.9% compared to fiscal year 2015.
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted ordinary share of 13.3 to 15.1 South African cents based on 807 million diluted ordinary shares in issue, and based on an effective tax rate of 30% to 34%. At a ratio of 25 ordinary shares to one ADS, this equates to adjusted earnings per diluted ADS of 26 to 30 U.S. cents.

For the second quarter of fiscal year 2016 the Company expects subscription revenue to be in the range of R276 million to R280 million ($21.7 million to $22.1 million) which would represent subscription revenue growth of 14.2% to 15.8% compared to the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.

The key assumptions used in deriving the forecast are as follows:

  • Growth in subscription revenue and vehicles under subscription are based on expected growth rates related to market conditions and takes into account growth rates achieved previously.
  • Achieving hardware sales according to expectations. Hardware sales are dependent on the volumes of bundled solutions selected by customers.

The forecast is the responsibility of the board of directors and has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company’s external auditors. The Company’s policy is to give guidance on a quarterly basis, if necessary, and does not update guidance between quarters.

The information disclosed in this “Business Outlook” paragraph complies with the disclosure requirements in terms of paragraph 8.38 of the JSE Listings Requirements which deals with profit forecasts.

Quarterly Reporting Policy in respect of JSE Listings Requirements

Following the listing of the Company’s ADSs on the New York Stock Exchange, the Company has adopted a quarterly reporting policy. As a result of such quarterly reporting the Company is, in terms of paragraph 3.4(b)(ix) of the JSE Listings Requirements, not required to publish trading statements in terms of paragraph 3.4(b)(i) to (viii) of the JSE Listings Requirements.

Conference Call Information

MiX Telematics management will also host a conference call and audio webcast at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) and 2:00 p.m. (South African Time) on August 6, 2015 to discuss the Company's financial results and current business outlook:

  • To access the call, dial 1-888-461-2024 (within the United States) or 0 800 999 558 (within South Africa) or 1-719-325-2362 (outside of the United States). The conference ID is 5755325.
  • A replay of this conference call will be available for a limited time at 1-877-870-5176 (within the United States) or 1-858-384-5517 (within South Africa or outside of the United States). The replay conference ID is 5755325.
  • A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time at http://investor.mixtelematics.com.

About MiX Telematics Limited

MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as SaaS to customers in more than 120 countries. The Company’s products and services provide enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers with solutions for safety, efficiency, risk and security. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Australia, Romania, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX Telematics shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: MIX) and MiX Telematics American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MIXT). For more information visit www.mixtelematics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain “forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including without limitation, statements concerning our financial guidance for the second quarter and full year of fiscal year 2016, our position to execute on our growth strategy, and our ability to expand our leadership position. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation, those described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, as updated by other reports that the Company files with or furnishes to the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-IFRS financial measures

Adjusted EBITDA

To provide investors with additional information regarding its financial results, the Company has disclosed within this press release, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure, it does not represent cash flows from operations for the periods indicated and should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Company's results of operations or as an alternative to cash flows from operations as an indicator of liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as the profit for the period before income taxes, net interest income/(expense), depreciation of property, plant and equipment including capitalized customer in-vehicle devices, amortization of intangible assets including capitalized in-house development costs, share-based compensation costs, transaction costs arising from the acquisition of a business or investigating strategic alternatives, restructuring costs, profits/(losses) on the disposal or impairments of assets or subsidiaries, insurance reimbursements relating to impaired assets, certain litigation costs, unrealized foreign exchange gains/(losses) and foreign exchange gains/(losses) related to the cash proceeds raised through the IPO.

The Company has included Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin in this press release because they are key measures that the Company's management and Board of Directors use to understand and evaluate its core operating performance and trends; to prepare and approve its annual budget; and to develop short- and long-term operational plans. In particular, the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of the Company's core business. Accordingly, the Company believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating its operating results.

The Company's use of Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider this performance measure in isolation from or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under IFRS. Some of these limitations are:

  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Company's working capital needs;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not consider the potentially dilutive impact of equity-based compensation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments that may represent a reduction in cash available to the Company;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect the interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest payments on the Company's debt or any losses on the extinguishment of the Company's debt;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include interest earned on cash and cash equivalents and other financial assets;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include certain foreign currency transaction gains and losses;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include certain non-recurring IPO costs;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include transaction costs arising from the acquisition of a business or investigating strategic alternatives;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not include certain litigation costs; and
  • other companies, including companies in the Company's industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including operating profit, profit for the year and the Company's other results.

Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted Earnings Per Share

Adjusted earnings per share is defined as profit attributable to owners of the parent, MiX Telematics Limited, excluding net foreign exchange gains/(losses) net of tax, divided by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period.

We have included Adjusted earnings per share in this annual report because it provides a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of the Company's core business by excluding net foreign exchange gains/(losses) from earnings. Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted earnings per share provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating the Company's operating results.

Free cash flow

Free cash flow is determined as net cash generated from operating activities less capital expenditure per investing activities.

 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
          South African Rand       United States Dollar
Three months

ended

      Three months
ended
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated 2015 2014 2015 2014
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Revenue 344,128 319,210 28,011 25,983
Cost of sales (102,246 ) (107,628 ) (8,323 ) (8,761 )
Gross profit 241,882 211,582 19,688 17,222

Other (expenses)/income - net

(598 ) 569 (49 ) 46
Operating expenses (208,717 ) (189,623 ) (16,989 ) (15,435 )
-Sales and marketing (46,581 ) (45,306 ) (3,792 ) (3,688 )
-Administration and other charges (162,136 ) (144,317 ) (13,197 ) (11,747 )
Operating profit 32,567 22,528 2,650 1,833
Finance income/(costs) - net 12,957   1,316   1,054   107  
-Finance income 13,311 2,068 1,083 168
-Finance costs (354 ) (752 ) (29 ) (61 )
Profit before taxation 45,524 23,844 3,704 1,940
Taxation (14,453 ) (7,785 ) (1,176 ) (634 )
Profit for the period 31,071   16,059   2,528   1,306  
 
Attributable to:
Owners of the parent 31,238 16,082 2,542 1,308
Non-controlling interests (167 ) (23 ) (14 ) (2 )
31,071   16,059   2,528   1,306  
 

 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION
          South African Rand       United States Dollar
June 30,       March 31, June 30,       March 31,
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated 2015 2015 2015 2015
Unaudited Audited Unaudited Unaudited
ASSETS
Non-current assets
Property, plant and equipment 140,595 135,844 11,444 11,057
Intangible assets 791,736 778,518 64,445 63,369
Available-for-sale financial asset
Finance lease receivable 950 1,002 77 82
Deferred tax assets 27,050   23,607   2,202   1,922  
Total non-current assets 960,331   938,971   78,168   76,430  
 
Current assets
Inventory 48,464 38,934 3,945 3,169
Trade and other receivables 272,779 261,574 22,204 21,291
Finance lease receivable 4,351 5,607 354 456
Taxation 5,125 7,602 417 619
Restricted cash 12,107 30,539 985 2,486
Cash and cash equivalents 959,223   945,381   78,078   76,952  
Total current assets 1,302,049   1,289,637   105,983   104,973  
Total assets 2,262,380   2,228,608   184,151   181,403  
 
EQUITY
Stated capital 1,436,993 1,436,993 116,968 116,968
Other reserves (4,049 ) (21,894 ) (330 ) (1,782 )
Retained earnings 481,577   450,347   39,199   36,657  
Equity attributable to owners of the parent 1,914,521 1,865,446 155,837 151,843
Non-controlling interest (1,070 ) (874 ) (87 ) (71 )
Total equity 1,913,451   1,864,572   155,750   151,772  
 
LIABILITIES
Non-current liabilities
Borrowings 744 1,104 61 90
Deferred tax liabilities 74,719 63,425 6,082 5,163
Provisions 4,117 4,005 335 326
Share-based payment liability 2,045   1,950   166   159  
Total non-current liabilities 81,625   70,484   6,644   5,738  
 
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables 219,601 247,361 17,875 20,133
Borrowings 1,559 1,399 127 114
Taxation 4,880 3,586 397 292
Provisions 22,218 23,240 1,808 1,892
Bank overdraft 19,046   17,966   1,550   1,462  
Total current liabilities 267,304   293,552   21,757   23,893  
Total liabilities 348,929   364,036   28,401   29,631  
Total equity and liabilities 2,262,380   2,228,608   184,151   181,403  
 

 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
          South African Rand       United States Dollar
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated 2015 2014 2015 2014
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Operating activities
Cash generated from operations 36,777 2,124 2,994 173
Net financing income 1,890 1,409 154 115
Taxation (paid)/refunded (3,476 ) 2,596   (283 ) 211  
Net cash generated from operating activities 35,191   6,129   2,865   499  
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Capital expenditure (38,277 ) (28,197 ) (3,116 ) (2,295 )
Deferred consideration paid (201 ) (300 ) (16 ) (24 )
Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment 157 63 13 5
Contingent consideration paid (note 10) (18,000 ) (1,465 )
Decrease/(increase) in restricted cash 18,568   (152 ) 1,511   (12 )
Net cash used in investing activities (37,753 ) (28,586 ) (3,073 ) (2,326 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares   2,742     223  
Net cash generated from financing activities   2,742     223  
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (2,562 ) (19,715 ) (208 ) (1,604 )
Net cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 927,415 802,639 75,490 65,333
Exchange gains on cash and cash equivalents 15,324   1,711   1,246   138  
Net cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 940,177   784,635   76,528   63,867  
 

 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED
OTHER FINANCIAL AND OPERATING DATA
          South African Rand       United States Dollar
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
Figures are in thousands except for subscribers 2015 2014 2015 2014
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Subscription revenue 271,790 236,613 22,123 19,260
Adjusted EBITDA 65,288 52,005 5,313 4,233
Cash and cash equivalents 959,223 829,800 78,078 67,544

Net cash (1)

937,874 781,194 76,341 63,587
Capital expenditure incurred 37,085 28,197 3,019 2,295
Subscribers (number) 523,344 462,746 523,344 462,746
 

(1) Net cash is calculated as being net cash and cash equivalents, excluding restricted cash less interest bearing borrowings.

Notes to condensed consolidated income statements, statements of financial position, statements of cash flows and other financial and operating data

1. Accounting policies

The condensed consolidated statements of financial position, income statements and statements of cash flows included in this announcement have been prepared in accordance with IFRS accounting policies. The accounting policies are consistent in all material respects with those applied in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2015. No new or revised accounting standards have been adopted by the Group in fiscal 2016.

The results have not been audited or reviewed by the Group's external auditors.

2. Presentation currency and convenience translation

The Group’s presentation currency is South African Rand. In addition to presenting these condensed consolidated financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 in South African Rand, supplementary information in U.S. Dollars has been prepared for the convenience of users of this report. Unless otherwise stated, the Group has translated U.S. Dollar amounts from South African Rand at the exchange rate of R12.2854 per $1.00, which was the R/$ exchange rate reported by Oanda.com as of June 30, 2015. The U.S. Dollar figures may not compute as they are rounded independently.

 
3. Earnings per share/ADS data
          South African Rand       United States Dollar
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
  Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Earnings per share
Basic (R/$) 0.04 0.02 # #
Diluted (R/$) 0.04 0.02 # #
Earnings per American Depositary Share
Basic (R/$) 0.99 0.51 0.08 0.04
Diluted (R/$) 0.97 0.50 0.08 0.04
Adjusted earnings per share
Basic (R/$) 0.03 0.02 # #
Diluted (R/$) 0.03 0.02 # #
Adjusted earnings per American Depositary Share
Basic (R/$) 0.75 0.52 0.06 0.04
Diluted (R/$) 0.74 0.51 0.06 0.04
Ordinary shares ('000)
In issue at June 30 792,838 787,513 792,838 787,513
Weighted average 792,838 784,696 792,838 784,696
Diluted weighted average 803,709 804,352 803,709 804,352
American Depositary Shares ('000)
In issue at June 30 31,714 31,501 31,714 31,501
Weighted average 31,714 31,388 31,714 31,388
Diluted weighted average 32,148 32,174 32,148 32,174

# Amount less than $0.01

 
4. Reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings to Profit for the Period
          South African Rand       United States Dollar
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated 2015 2014 2015 2014
  Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Profit for the period attributable to owners of the parent 31,238 16,082 2,542 1,308
Net foreign exchange (gains)/losses (11,044 ) 184 (899 ) 15
Income tax effect on the above component 3,482   128   284   11
Adjusted earnings attributable to owners of the parent 23,676   16,394   1,927   1,334
 
 
5. Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Profit for the Period
          South African Rand       United States Dollar
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated 2015 2014 2015 2014
  Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Adjusted EBITDA 65,288 52,005 5,313 4,233
Add:
Net realized foreign exchange losses 695 57
Decrease in restructuring cost provision 638 52
Less:
Depreciation (1) (16,570 ) (13,656 ) (1,349 ) (1,112 )
Amortization (2) (12,986 ) (11,269 ) (1,057 ) (917 )
Share-based compensation costs (1,576 ) (3,021 ) (128 ) (246 )
Net loss on sale of property, plant and equipment (2 ) (118 ) * (10 )
Transaction costs arising from investigating strategic alternatives (2,040 ) (166 )
Net realized foreign exchange gains (185 ) (15 )
Net litigation costs   (2,108 )   (172 )
Operating profit 32,567 22,528 2,650 1,833
Add: Finance income/(costs) - net 12,957 1,316 1,054 107
Less: Taxation (14,453 ) (7,785 ) (1,176 ) (634 )
Profit for the period 31,071   16,059   2,528   1,306  
 

(1) Includes depreciation of property, plant and equipment (including in-vehicle devices).
(2) Includes amortization of intangible assets (including product development costs and intangible assets identified as part of a business combination).
* Amounts less than $1,000/R1,000

 
6. Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA Margin to Profit for the Period Margin
          Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
June 30, June 30,
2015 2014
  Unaudited Unaudited
Adjusted EBITDA margin 19.0 % 16.3 %
Add:
Net realized foreign exchange losses 0.2 %
Decrease in restructuring cost provision 0.2 %
Less:
Depreciation (4.8 %) (4.3 %)
Amortization (3.8 %) (3.5 %)
Share-based compensation costs (0.5 %) (0.9 %)
Net loss on sale of property, plant and equipment (0.0 %) (0.0 %)
Transaction costs arising from investigating strategic alternatives (0.6 %)
Net realized foreign exchange gains (0.0 %)
Net litigation costs   (0.7 %)
Operating profit margin 9.5 % 7.1 %
Add: Finance income/(costs) - net 3.7 % 0.4 %
Less: Taxation (4.2 %) (2.5 %)
Profit for the period margin 9.0 % 5.0 %
 
 
7. Reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to Net Cash Generated from Operating Activities
          South African Rand       United States Dollar
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
Three months
ended
      Three months
ended
June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30,
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated 2015 2014 2015 2014
  Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Net cash generated from operating activities 35,191 6,129 2,865 499
Capital expenditure (38,277 ) (28,197 ) (3,116 ) (2,295 )
Free cash flow (3,086 ) (22,068 ) (251 ) (1,796 )
 

8. Contingent Liabilities

Service agreement

In terms of an amended network services agreement with Mobile Telephone Networks Proprietary Limited (“MTN”), MTN is entitled to claw back payments from MiX Telematics Africa Proprietary Limited in the event of early cancellation of the agreement or certain base connections not being maintained over the term of the agreement. No connection incentives will be received in terms of the amended network services agreement. The maximum potential liability under the arrangement is R49.3 million or $4.0 million (June 2014: R56.4 million or $4.6 million). No loss is considered probable under this arrangement.

9. Taxation

MiX Telematics International Proprietary Limited ("MiX International"), a subsidiary of the Group, historically claimed a 150% allowance for research and development spend in terms of section 11D ("S11D") of the South African Income Tax Act of 1962 ("the Act"). As of October 1, 2012, the legislation relating to the allowance was amended. The amendment requires pre-approval of development project expenditure on a project specific basis by the South African Department of Science and Technology ("DST") in order to claim a deduction of the additional 50% over and above the expenditure incurred (150% allowance). Since the amendments to S11D of the Act, MiX International had been claiming the 150% deduction resulting in a recognized tax benefit of R8.5 million ($0.7 million). MiX International has complied with the amended legislation by submitting all required documentation to the DST in a timely manner, commencing in October 2012.

In June 2014, correspondence was received from the DST indicating that the research and development expenditure on certain projects for which the 150% allowance was claimed did not, in the DST’s opinion, constitute qualifying expenditure in terms of the Act. MiX International continues, through due legal process, to formally seek a review of the DST’s decision not to approve the expenditure. This process is unresolved. Consequently, at June 30, 2015, MiX International has an uncertain tax position relating to S11D deductions. MiX International has paid the R8.5 million ($0.7 million) related to the S11D deductions to the South African Revenue Service. The Group has considered this uncertain tax position and recognized a tax asset of R8.5 million ($0.7 million) at June 30, 2015. If the Group is unsuccessful in obtaining DST approval in this specific matter, the Group will not recover the tax asset and will incur an additional taxation expense of up to R8.5 million ($0.7 million) relating to the additional 50% claimed.

10. Contingent consideration paid

On November 1, 2014, the Group acquired the operating business of Compass Fleet Management Proprietary Limited (“Compass”), a South Africa based provider of specialized fleet management solutions in Southern Africa that are delivered off the Group’s hardware and software platform. During May 2015, R18.0 million ($1.5 million) previously held in trust and disclosed within restricted cash was paid to the former owners of Compass. The consideration was paid after it was determined that the agreed revenue and profit targets for the period November 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015 had been achieved.

Contact:

Investors:
ICR for MiX Telematics
Sheila Ennis, 1-(855) 564-9835
ir@mixtelematics.com