Net 1 Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

February 4, 2021 4:10 PM EST

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UEPS; JSE: NT1) today released results for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020.

Q2 2021 Highlights and Recent Developments:

  • Net increase of 44,000 EasyPay Everywhere (EPE) account holders, the first quarterly increase in eight quarters;
  • IPG exit process at an advanced stage, which should result in reduced operating losses and cash burn going forward;
  • Non-cash increase of $15.1 million, before tax effect, in the fair value of investment in MobiKwik;
  • Sale of entire interest in Bank Frick after quarter-end;
  • At December 31, 2020, unrestricted cash of $206 million and no debt;
  • Revenue of $32.3 million, a constant currency decrease of 12% from Q2 2020, and a decrease of 15% from Q1 2021;
  • Operating loss of $(15.2) million;
  • GAAP EPS of $(0.08) and Fundamental EPS of $(0.24); and
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(12.8) million, a sequential increase from a loss of $(10.8) million in Q1 2021.

“We have made strong operational progress this quarter, which should result in improved financial performance going forward. In South Africa, our consumer bank account offering, EasyPay Everywhere, added approximately 44,000 net accounts during the quarter - the first quarterly increase in eight quarters,” said Alex Smith, Net1’s interim CEO and CFO. “In addition, we saw another sequential increase in the utilization of our ATM infrastructure. Internationally, we made significant progress on the exit from IPG. While once-off closure costs from IPG have impacted this quarter’s results, the operational losses and cash burn should reduce materially going forward due to the decisive actions taken this quarter. We are actively working to resolve our Investment Company Act status in order for us to effect a partial return of capital as soon as we are able to do so. We are fully focused on executing our strategy to grow Net1 into the leading fintech business in South Africa.”

Summary Financial Metrics

  Q2 2021 Q2 2020 Q1 2021 Q2 ’21 vs  Q2 ’21 vs  Q2 ’21 vs  Q2 ’21 vs 
    (as restated)(1) (as restated)(1) Q2 ’20  Q1 ’21  Q2 ’20  Q1 ’21 
           
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data) USD ‘000’s         
  (except per share data)  % change in USD % change in ZAR 
Revenue32,305  38,918  35,136  (17%) (8%) (12%) (15%)
               
GAAP operating loss(15,205) (10,420) (10,775) 46% 41% 55% 30%
               
Adjusted EBITDA (loss)(2)(12,792) (7,476) (9,822) 71% 30% 81% 20%
               
GAAP (loss) earnings per share ($)(0.08) -  (0.51) nm  (84%) nm  (86%)
Continuing(0.08) (0.05) (0.51) 60% (84%) 69% (86%)
Discontinued-  0.05  -  nm  nm  nm  nm 
                      
Fundamental loss per share ($)(2)(0.24) (0.10) (0.23) 140% 4% 154% (4%)
                 
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000’s)56,641  56,568  57,119  0% (1%) nm  nm 
                 
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate15.47  14.60  16.77  6% -8% nm  nm 

 

  F2021 F2020 F2021 vs F2021 vs 
    (as restated)(1) F2020   F2020
      
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data)USD ‘000’s (except per share data) % change in USD % change in ZAR
Revenue67,441  85,134  (21%) (9%)
         
GAAP operating loss(25,980) (16,856) 54% 76%
         
Adjusted EBITDA (loss)(2)(22,614) (11,782) 92% 119%
         
GAAP (loss) earnings per share ($)(0.59) (0.08) 638% 743%
 Continuing(0.59) (0.18) 228% 275%
 Discontinued-  0.10  nm  nm 
         
Fundamental loss per share ($)(2)(0.47) (0.12) 292% 348%
         
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000’s)56,880  56,568  1% nm 
          
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate16.47  14.40  14% nm 

(1) 2019 has been restated to correct an error with respect to the recognition of certain revenue and related cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support. The financial information for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019, has been restated with the effect of decreasing revenue by $1.6 million and $3.4 million, respectively. Refer to Note 1 to our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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

Business update related to COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic did not impact our South African operations as severely during the three and six months ended December 31, 2020, compared to the last four months of the year ended June 30, 2020. However, on December 28, 2020, the country moved back to Level 3 restrictions which remain in place at the date of this report. South Africa operates with a five-level COVID-19 alert system, with Level 1 being the least restrictive and Level 5 being the most restrictive. The country went into lockdown (Level 5) towards the end of March 2020 and gradually eased restrictions for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year (to Level 4 from May 1, to Level 3 from June 1, to Level 2 from August 18 and to Level 1 from September 21). The increase at the end of December 2020 back to Level 3 was in response to a second wave of infections, which has been more severe than the first wave. While all our businesses continue to operate, we have increased preventive measures and it is unclear to what extent business activity levels will be affected. We have already seen an increase in claims in our life insurance business, which we believe is linked to the second wave and there is a risk of increased credit losses in our micro lending business as a result of increased mortality rates. Over the course of the pandemic to date, it is estimated that 2.2 million jobs have been lost in South Africa.

Factors impacting comparability of our Q2 2021 and Q2 2020 results

  • Lower revenue: Our revenues decreased 12% in ZAR primarily due to fewer prepaid airtime sales and lower account fee revenue;
  • Ongoing operating losses: Operating costs are largely in line with the prior period in ZAR due to the largely fixed cost nature of the costs base. As a result, we continue to experience operating losses as a result of depressed revenues; and
  • Adverse foreign exchange movements: The U.S. dollar was 6% stronger against the ZAR during the second quarter of fiscal 2021, which adversely impacted our reported results.

Results of Operations by Segment and Liquidity

Processing

Segment revenue, excluding IPG, was $19.5 million in Q2 2021, down 16%, compared with Q2 2020 and Q1 2021 on a constant currency basis. Excluding IPG, segment revenue decreased primarily due to fewer prepaid airtime sales and a modest reduction in volume-driven transaction fees. Excluding IPG, Processing operating loss has been impacted by lower revenue and by an increase in transaction-based costs. IPG incurred an operating loss but is in the process of being closed down. Our operating loss margin for Q2 2021 and 2020 was (51.9%) and (23.4%), respectively. Excluding IPG, our operating loss margin for the Processing segment was (29.4%) and (11.9%) during Q2 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Financial services

Segment revenue was $9.7 million in Q2 2021, down 16% on a constant currency basis compared with Q2 2020 and up from $8.3 million compared to Q1 2020. Segment revenue decreased due to lower account fee revenue whilst lending and insurance revenues increased modestly, in ZAR, compared to the prior period. The reduction in operating loss is primarily due to an improvement of operating margin on certain products offered. Our operating loss margin for Q2 fiscal 2021 and 2020 was (11.0%) and (10.2%), respectively.

Technology

Segment revenue was $4.6 million in Q2 2021, flat on a constant currency basis compared with Q2 2020 but lower than the $6.2 million in Q1 2021 due to lower hardware sales. Operating income for Q2 2021 improved compared with fiscal 2020 due to improved margins on various product lines within the segment. Our operating income margin for the Technology segment was 23.4% and 12.0% during the second quarter of fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Corporate/eliminations

Our corporate expenses increased primarily due to an allowance on doubtful loans receivable from equity-accounted investments created during the second quarter of fiscal 2021, and higher legal and consulting fees, which were partially offset by lower audit fees.

Cash flow and liquidity

At December 31, 2020, our cash and cash equivalents were $206.3 million and comprised U.S. dollar-denominated balances of $156.8 million, ZAR-denominated balances of ZAR 0.7 billion ($45.5 million), and other currency deposits, primarily Botswana pula, of $3.9 million, all amounts translated at exchange rates applicable as of December 31, 2020. The decrease in our unrestricted cash balances from June 30, 2020, was primarily due to the payment of Federal income taxes, weak trading activities and an increase in our lending book, which was partially offset by the receipt of the outstanding proceeds related to the sale of our Korean business and the receipt of the outstanding loan related to the disposal of our remaining interest in DNI.

Excluding the impact of income taxes, cash used in operating activities during the second quarter of fiscal 2021 was impacted by the cash losses incurred by the majority of our continuing operations and an unwind in our lending book. Net cash used in operating activities during the second quarter of fiscal 2020 includes the contribution from our Korean operations. Capital expenditures for Q2 2021 and 2020 were $3.0 million and $0.8 million, respectively.

Conference Call

We will host a conference call to review these results on February 5, 2021, 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.

Participants are now able to pre-register for the February 5, 2021, conference call by navigating to https://www.diamondpass.net/5478772. Participants utilizing this pre-registration service will receive their dial-in number upon registration.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

U.S. 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 most directly comparable GAAP measures. The presentation of EBITDA, adjusted 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

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) is GAAP operating (loss) income adjusted for depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is EBITDA adjusted for costs related to acquisitions and transactions consummated or ultimately not pursued.

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), stock-based compensation charges, and unusual non-recurring items, including costs related to acquisitions and transactions consummated or ultimately not pursued.

Fundamental net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share for fiscal 2021 also includes adjustments related to changes in the fair value of equity securities, impairment losses related to our equity-accounted investment and the deferred tax liability reversal related to the impairment of the equity-accounted investment, and fiscal 2020 also includes the gain on disposal of FIHRST, amortization of intangible assets (net of deferred taxes) related to equity-accounted investments.

Management believes that the EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, fundamental net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share metrics enhance 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 losses related to our equity-accounted investments, gain on disposal of FIHRST, 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 South African-focused financial technology company with a presence in Africa, Asia and Europe. Net1 utilizes its proprietary banking and payment technology to distribute low-cost financial and value-added services to underserved consumers and small businesses. The Company also provides transaction processing services, including being a payment processor and bill payment platform in South Africa. Net1 leverages its strategic investments in banks, telecom and mobile payment technology companies to further expand its product offerings or to enter new markets.

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 may 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:Dara Dierks Managing Director – ICR Email: net1IR@icrinc.com

Media Relations Contact:Bridget von HoldtBusiness Director – BCWPhone: +27-82-610-0650Email: Bridget.vonholdt@bcw-global.com

NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
        Unaudited Unaudited
        Three months ended Six months ended
        December 31, December 31,
        2020  2019  2020  2019 
          (as restated)(A)   (as restated)(A)
           
        (In thousands) (In thousands)
                   
REVENUE $32,305  $38,918  $67,441  $85,134 
                   
EXPENSE            
                   
 Cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support  24,339   26,746   50,799   57,452 
 Selling, general and administration  22,097   21,418   40,625   42,040 
 Depreciation and amortization  1,074   1,174   1,997   2,498 
                   
OPERATING LOSS  (15,205)  (10,420)  (25,980)  (16,856)
                   
CHANGE IN FAIR VALUE OF EQUITY SECURITIES  15,128   -   15,128   - 
                   
GAIN ON DISPOSAL OF FIHRST  -   9,743   -   9,743 
                   
LOSS ON DISPOSAL OF EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENT  13   -   13   - 
                   
INTEREST INCOME  717   1,082   1,328   1,445 
                   
INTEREST EXPENSE  677   3,129   1,424   4,476 
                   
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE  (50)  (2,724)  (10,961)  (10,144)
                   
INCOME TAX EXPENSE  3,468   707   2,378   1,677 
                   
NET LOSS BEFORE (LOSS) EARNINGS FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS  (3,518)  (3,431)  (13,339)  (11,821)
                   
(LOSS) EARNINGS FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS  (1,016)  506   (20,153)  1,569 
                   
NET LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS  (4,534)  (2,925)  (33,492)  (10,252)
NET INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS  -   2,720   -   5,655 
                   
NET LOSS  (4,534)  (205)  (33,492)  (4,597)
                   
NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NET1  (4,534)  (205)  (33,492)  (4,597)
 Continuing  (4,534)  (2,925)  (33,492)  (10,252)
 Discontinued $-  $2,720  $-  $5,655 
                   
Net (loss) earnings per share, in United States dollars:            
Basic (loss) earnings attributable to Net1 shareholders $(0.08) $-  $(0.59) $(0.08)
 Continuing $(0.08) $(0.05) $(0.59) $(0.18)
 Discontinued $-  $0.05  $-  $0.10 
Diluted (loss) earnings attributable to Net1 shareholders $(0.08) $-  $(0.59) $(0.08)
 Continuing $(0.08) $(0.05) $(0.59) $(0.18)
 Discontinued $-  $0.05  $-  $0.10 

(A) 2019 has been restated to correct an error with respect to the recognition of certain revenue and related cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support. The financial information for the three and six months ended December 31, 2019, has been restated with the effect of decreasing revenue by $1.6 million and $3.4 million, respectively.

NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
      Unaudited (A)
      December 31, June 30,
      2020  2020 
       
      (In thousands, except share data)
     ASSETS     
CURRENT ASSETS     
 Cash and cash equivalents$206,251  $217,671 
 Restricted cash 60,803   14,814 
 Accounts receivable, net of allowance of - December: $359; June: $253 and other receivables 24,447   43,068 
 Finance loans receivable, net of allowance of - December: $2,397; June: $7,658 21,620   15,879 
 Inventory 20,939   19,860 
  Total current assets before settlement assets 334,060   311,292 
   Settlement assets 2,814   8,014 
    Total current assets 336,874   319,306 
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of - December: $35,954; June: $29,524 8,687   6,656 
OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE 5,112   5,395 
EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS 53,126   65,836 
GOODWILL 28,455   24,169 
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of - December: $29,922; June: $27,325 536   612 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 281   358 
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS, including reinsurance assets 43,907   31,346 
TOTAL ASSETS 476,978   453,678 
           
     LIABILITIES     
CURRENT LIABILITIES     
 Short-term credit facilities for ATM funding 60,803   14,814 
 Accounts payable 6,109   6,287 
 Other payables 25,066   23,779 
 Operating lease liability - current 2,585   2,251 
 Income taxes payable 984   16,157 
  Total current liabilities before settlement obligations 95,547   63,288 
   Settlement obligations 2,814   8,015 
    Total current liabilities 98,361   71,303 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 3,262   1,859 
OPERATING LEASE LIABILITY - LONG TERM 2,715   3,312 
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES, including insurance policy liabilities 2,400   2,012 
TOTAL LIABILITIES 106,738   78,486 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES -   - 
REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK 84,979   84,979 
           
     EQUITY     
NET1 EQUITY:     
COMMON STOCK     
 Authorized: 200,000,000 with $0.001 par value;     
 Issued and outstanding shares, net of treasury: December: $56,614,559; June: $57,118,925 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 302,196   301,489 
TREASURY SHARES, AT COST: December: $24,891,292; June: $24,891,292 (286,951)  (286,951)
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (141,242)  (169,075)
RETAINED EARNINGS 411,178   444,670 
TOTAL NET1 EQUITY 285,261   290,213 
NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST -   - 
TOTAL EQUITY 285,261   290,213 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY$476,978  $453,678 

(A) Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.

NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
   Unaudited Unaudited
   Three months ended Six months ended
   December 31, December 31,
   2020  2019  2020  2019 
      
   (In thousands) (In thousands)
              
Cash flows from operating activities           
 Net loss$(4,534) $(205) $(33,492) $(4,597)
 Depreciation and amortization 1,074   4,381   1,997   9,146 
 Movement in allowance for doubtful accounts receivable 100   (429)  614   83 
 Loss (Earnings) from equity-accounted investments 1,016   (506)  20,153   (1,569)
 Movement in allowance for doubtful loans 661   620   739   620 
 Change in fair value of equity securities (15,128)  -   (15,128)  - 
 Fair value adjustment related to financial liabilities 790   147   1,676   234 
 Interest payable 42   526   (21)  1,158 
 Gain on disposal of FIHRST -   (9,743)  -   (9,743)
 Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment 13   -   13   - 
 Loss (Profit) on disposal of property, plant and equipment 752   (49)  742   (203)
 Stock-based compensation charge 232   436   631   823 
 Dividends received from equity accounted investments 68   380   125   1,448 
 Decrease in accounts receivable and finance loans receivable 6,559   8,767   (1,556)  3,101 
 Increase in inventory (145)  (682)  2,214   (12,995)
 (Decrease) Increase in accounts payable and other payables (3,084)  3,132   (3,499)  (264)
 (Decrease) Increase in taxes payable (421)  (2,244)  (15,338)  (956)
 Increase (Decrease) in deferred taxes 26   (117)  (1,729)  (205)
  Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities (11,979)  4,414   (41,859)  (13,919)
              
Cash flows from investing activities           
Capital expenditures (3,023)  (827)  (3,298)  (3,451)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 75   90   91   303 
Proceeds from disposal of Net1 Korea, net of cash disposed -   -   20,114   - 
Proceeds from disposal of DNI as equity-accounted investment 5,815   -   6,144   - 
Proceeds from disposal of subsidiaries, net of cash disposed -   10,895   -   10,895 
Investment in equity-accounted investments -   -   -   (1,250)
Loan to equity-accounted investment (1,160)  (612)  (1,238)  (612)
Repayment of loans by equity-accounted investments -   -   -   4,268 
Net change in settlement assets 1,377   3,371   5,445   (10,138)
 Net cash provided by investing activities 3,084   12,917   27,258   15 
              
Cash flows from financing activities           
Proceeds from bank overdraft 137,333   207,876   206,479   391,550 
Repayment of bank overdraft (88,258)  (193,725)  (165,108)  (378,554)
Proceeds from issue of shares 18   -   18   - 
Proceeds from disgorgement of shareholders' short-swing profits 26   -   124   - 
Long-term borrowings utilized -   -   -   14,798 
Repayment of long-term borrowings -   (11,313)  -   (11,313)
Guarantee fee -   -   -   (148)
Finance lease capital repayments -   (26)  -   (52)
Net change in settlement obligations (1,377)  (3,371)  (5,445)  10,138 
 Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 47,742   (559)  36,068   26,419 
              
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 12,296   7,508   13,102   1,053 
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 51,143   24,280   34,569   13,568 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of period 215,911   110,799   232,485   121,511 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – end of period$267,054  $135,079  $267,054  $135,079 

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment A

Operating segment revenue, operating (loss) income and operating (loss) margin:

Three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 and September 30, 2020

                Change - actualChange – constant exchange rate(1)
        Q2 '21 Q2 '20 Q1 '21Q2 '21 vsQ2 '21 vsQ2 '21 vsQ2 '21 vs
Key segmental data, in ’000, except margins   (as restated)(A) (as restated)(A)Q2 '20Q1 '21Q2 '20Q1 '21
Revenue:             
 Processing $19,990  $25,022  $22,506 (20%)(11%)(15%)(18%)
  IPG  478   432   1,209 11%(60%)17%(64%)
  All Other  19,512   24,590   21,297 (21%)(8%)(16%)(16%)
 Financial services  9,709   12,268   8,265 (21%)17%(16%)8%
 Technology  4,609   4,890   6,211 (6%)(26%)(0%)(32%)
   Subtotal: Operating segments  34,308   42,180   36,982 (19%)(7%)(14%)(14%)
   Intersegment eliminations  (2,003)  (3,262)  (1,846)(39%)9%(35%)0%
    Consolidated revenue $32,305  $38,918  $35,136 (17%)(8%)(12%)(15%)
                    
Operating (loss) income:             
 Processing $(10,381) $(5,848) $(7,301)78%42%88%31%
  IPG  (4,647)  (2,920)  (2,772)59%68%69%55%
  All Other  (5,734)  (2,928)  (4,529)96%27%107%17%
 Financial services  (1,071)  (1,249)  (2,372)(14%)(55%)(9%)(58%)
 Technology  1,078   589   1,775 83%(39%)94%(44%)
   Subtotal: Operating segments  (10,374)  (6,508)  (7,898)59%31%69%21%
   Corporate/Eliminations  (4,831)  (3,912)  (2,877)23%68%31%55%
     Consolidated operating (loss) income $(15,205) $(10,420) $(10,775)46%41%55%30%
                    
Operating (loss) income margin (%)             
 Processing  (51.9%)  (23.4%)  (32.4%)    
  IPG  (972.2%)  (675.9%)  (229.3%)    
  All Other  (29.4%)  (11.9%)  (21.3%)    
 Financial services  (11.0%)  (10.2%)  (28.7%)    
 Technology  23.4%  12.0%  28.6%    
   Consolidated operating margin  (47.1%)  (26.8%)  (30.7%)    

(A) – 2019 has been restated to correct an error with respect to the recognition of certain revenue and related cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support.

(1) – This information shows what the change in these items would have been if the USD/ ZAR exchange rate that prevailed during Q2 2021 also prevailed during Q2 2020 and Q1 2021.

Six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

              Change - actualChange – constant exchange rate(1)
        F2021 F2020 F2021 vsF2021 vs
Key segmental data, in ’000, except margins   (as restated)(A) F2020F2020
Revenue:         
 Processing $42,496  $53,317  (20%)(9%)
  IPG  1,687   1,225  38%57%
  All other  40,809   52,092  (22%)(10%)
 Financial services  17,974   26,436  (32%)(22%)
 Technology  10,820   12,099  (11%)2%
   Subtotal: Operating segments  71,290   91,852  (22%)(11%)
   Intersegment eliminations  (3,849)  (6,718) (43%)(34%)
    Consolidated revenue  67,441   85,134  (21%)(9%)
                
Operating (loss) income:         
 Processing $(17,682) $(11,353) 56%78%
  IPG  (7,419)  (4,893) 52%nm 
  All other  (10,263)  (6,460) 59%nm 
 Financial services  (3,443)  (904) 281%335%
 Technology  2,853   1,734  65%88%
   Subtotal: Operating segments  (18,272)  (10,523) 74%99%
   Corporate/Eliminations  (7,708)  (6,333) 22%39%
     Consolidated operating (loss) income  (25,980)  (16,856) 54%76%
                
Operating (loss) income margin (%)         
 Processing  (41.6%)  (21.3%)   
  IPG  (439.8%)  (399.4%)   
  All other  (25.1%)  (12.4%)   
 Financial services  (19.2%)  (3.4%)   
 Technology  26.4%  14.3%   
   Consolidated operating margin  (38.5%)  (19.8%)   

(A) – 2019 has been restated to correct an error with respect to the recognition of certain revenue and related cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support.

(1) – This information shows what the change in these items would have been if the USD/ ZAR exchange rate that prevailed during fiscal 2021 also prevailed during fiscal 2020.

(Loss) Earnings from equity-accounted investments:

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

   Q2 2021  Q2 2020 % change  F2021  F2020 % change
Bank Frick 498   494  1%  979   469  109%
 Share of net income 498   636  (22%)  979   755  30%
 Amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred tax -   (142) nm   -   (286) nm 
DNI$-  $380  nm  $-  $1,108  nm 
 Share of net income -   1,650  nm   -   3,113  nm 
 Amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred tax -   (465) nm   -   (931) nm 
 Impairment -   (805) nm   -   (1,074) nm 
Finbond (806)  -  nm   (20,267)  491  nm 
 Share of net (loss) income -   -  nm   (2,617)  491  nm 
 Impairment (806)  -  nm   (17,650)  -  nm 
Other (708)  (368) 92%  (865)  (499) 73%
 Share of net loss (160)  (368) (57%)  (317)  (499) (36%)
 Impairment (548)  -  nm   (548)  -  nm 
 (Loss) earnings from equity-accounted investments $(1,016) $506  nm  $(20,153) $1,569  nm 

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment B

Reconciliation of GAAP operating loss to EBITDA loss and adjusted EBITDA loss:

Three and six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

     Three months ended December 31, Six months ended December 31,
     2020  2019  2020  2019 
Operating loss - GAAP(15,205) (10,420) (25,980) (16,856)
            
 Depreciation and amortization1,074  1,174  1,997  2,498 
  Negative EBITDA(14,131) (9,246) (23,983) (14,358)
   Transaction costs1,339  1,770  1,369  2,576 
    Adjusted EBITDA (loss)(12,792) (7,476) (22,614) (11,782)

Reconciliation of GAAP net loss and loss per share, basic, to fundamental net loss and loss per share, basic:

Three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

 Net (loss) income(USD '000) (L)PS, basic (USD) Net (loss) income(ZAR '000) (L)PS, basic (ZAR)
 2020  2019  2020  2019  2020  2019  2020  2019 
GAAP(4,534) (205) (0.08) -  (70,119) (2,993) (1.24) (0.05)
                
Change in fair value of equity securities, net(11,951) -      (184,828) -     
Impairment of equity method investment1,354  -      19,850  -     
Stock-based compensation charge232  436      3,588  6,367     
Transaction costs1,339  1,770      20,708  25,846     
Intangible asset amortization, net64  1,437      990  20,972     
Loss on disposal of DNI13  -      201  -     
Gain on disposal of FIHRST-  (9,743)     -  (142,269)    
Intangible asset amortization, net related to equity accounted investments-  607      -  8,864     
Fundamental(13,483) (5,698) (0.24) (0.10) (209,610) (83,213) (3.70) (1.47)

Six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

 Net (Loss) Income (USD '000) (L) EPS, basic (USD) Net (Loss) Income (ZAR '000) (L)EPS, basic (ZAR)
 2020  2019  2020  2019  2020  2019  2020  2019 
GAAP(33,492) (4,597) (0.59) (0.08) (551,530) (66,206) (9.70) (1.17)
                
Impairment of equity method investments18,198  -      301,579  -     
Reversal of deferred taxes related to impairment of equity method investment(1,353) -      (22,633) -     
Change in fair value of equity securities, net(11,951) -      (196,805) -     
Stock-based compensation charge631  823      10,391  11,853     
Transaction costs1,369  2,576      22,544  37,100     
Loss on disposal of DNI13  -      214  -     
Intangible asset amortization, net121  2,838      1,980  40,863     
Gain on disposal of FIHRST-  (9,743)     -  (140,322)    
Intangible asset amortization, net related to equity accounted investments-  1,217      -  17,528     
Fundamental(26,464) (6,886) (0.47) (0.12) (434,260) (99,184) (7.63) (1.75)

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment C

Reconciliation of net loss used to calculate loss per share basic and diluted and headline loss per share basic and diluted:

Three months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

  2020  2019 
     
Net loss (USD’000)(4,534) (205)
Adjustments:   
 Impairment of equity method investments1,354  - 
 Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment13  - 
 Gain on disposal of FIHRST-  (9,743)
 Loss (Profit) on sale of property, plant and equipment752  (49)
 Tax effects on above(211) 14 
     
Net loss used to calculate headline loss (USD’000)(2,626) (9,983)
     
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share basic loss and headline loss per share basic loss (‘000)56,641  56,568 
     
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share diluted loss and headline loss per share diluted loss (‘000)56,641  56,568 
     
Headline loss per share:   
 Basic, in USD(0.05) (0.18)
 Diluted, in USD(0.05) (0.18)

Six months ended December 31, 2020 and 2019

  2020  2019 
     
Net loss (USD’000)(33,492) (4,597)
Adjustments:   
 Impairment of equity method investments18,198  - 
 Gain on disposal of FIHRST-  (9,743)
 Loss (Profit) on sale of property, plant and equipment742  (203)
 Tax effects on above(1,561) 57 
     
Net loss used to calculate headline loss (USD’000)(16,100) (14,486)
     
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share basic loss and headline loss per share basic loss (‘000)56,880  56,568 
     
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share diluted loss and headline loss per share diluted loss (‘000)56,880  56,568 
     
Headline loss per share:   
 Basic, in USD(0.28) (0.26)
 Diluted, in USD(0.28) (0.26)

Calculation of the denominator for headline diluted loss per share

   Q2 2021 Q2 2020 F2021 F2020
          
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding and unvested restricted shares expected to vest under GAAP56,641 56,568 56,880 56,568
  Denominator for headline diluted loss per share56,641 56,568 56,880 56,568

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

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Source: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.


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