Net 1 Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

May 6, 2021 4:05 PM EDT

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UEPS; JSE: NT1) today released results for the third fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Recent Developments:

  • Net increase of approximately 27,000 EasyPay Everywhere (EPE) account holders;
  • Non-cash increase of $10.8 million, before tax effect, in the fair value of investment in MobiKwik;
  • Sale of entire interest in Bank Frick for $30 million;
  • Reduction of IPG operating loss from $3.2 million in Q2, 2021, to $1.2 million in Q3, 2021, excluding the impact of the $3.6 million once-off payment to terminate all arrangements with Bank Frick and settle all related liabilities, of which $1.4 million and 2.2 million was expensed during Q2, 2021 and Q3, 2021, respectively;
  • At March 31, 2021, unrestricted cash of $208 million and no debt;
  • Revenue of $28.8 million, a decrease of 17% from Q3 2020;
  • Operating loss of $(14.3) million;
  • GAAP EPS of $(0.11) and Fundamental EPS of $(0.24); and
  • Adjusted EBITDA loss of $(12.8) million, flat compared to Q2 2021.

“We have made a lot of operational progress over the past quarter in exiting our loss-making European operations and preparing the South African operations for significant account growth,” said Alex Smith, Net1’s interim CEO and CFO. “We are making progress in our mission of driving financial inclusion for the underserved market having recently hired a new dynamic, highly accomplished and experienced CEO of Net1 Southern Africa, Lincoln Mali, who is well respected and experienced in the South African financial services and banking industry. Our new strategy, mission and leadership has also enabled us to attract some amazing new talent among the senior management ranks,” he concluded.

Summary Financial Metrics

 Q3 2021  Q3 2020  Q2 2021         
    (asrestated)(1)     Q3 ’21 vsQ3 ’20 Q3 ’21 vsQ2 ’21 Q3 ’21 vsQ3 ’20 Q3 ’21 vsQ2 ’21
      
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data)USD ‘000’s (except per share data) % change in USD % change in ZAR
Revenue28,828  34,614  32,305  (17%) (11%) (19%) (14%)
              
GAAP operating loss(14,292) (14,212) (15,205) 1% (6%) (2%) (9%)
              
Adjusted EBITDA (loss)(2)(12,823) (6,423) (12,792) 100% 0% 94% (3%)
              
GAAP (loss) earnings per share ($)(0.11) (0.61) (0.08) (82%) 38% (82%) 33%
Continuing(0.11) (0.85) (0.08) (87%) 38% (87%) 33%
Discontinued-  0.24  -  nm nm nm nm
              
Fundamental loss per share ($)(2)(0.24) (0.11) (0.24) 118% - 112% (3%)
              
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000’s)56,921  56,803  56,641  0% 0% nm nm
              
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate14.96  15.37  15.47  (3%) (3%) nm nm

             
  F2021  F2020(asrestated)(1) F2021 vsF2020 F2021 vsF2020
     
     
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data)USD ‘000’s (except per share data)% changein USD % changein ZAR
Revenue96,269  119,748  (20%)  (19%) 
         
GAAP operating loss(40,272) (31,068) 30%  31% 
         
Adjusted EBITDA (loss)(2)(35,438) (17,399) 104%  106% 
         
GAAP (loss) earnings per share ($)(0.70) (0.69) 1%  2% 
Continuing (0.70) (1.03) (32%)  (31%) 
Discontinued -  0.34  nm  nm 
           
Fundamental loss per share ($)(2)(0.71) (0.22) 223%  226% 
           
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000’s)56,895  56,646  0%  nm 
           
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate16.12  15.96  1%  nm 

(1) 2020 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 nine months ended March 31, 2020, has been restated with the effect of decreasing revenue by $1.9 million and $5.3 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 and loss 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 nine months ended March 31, 2021, compared to the last four months of the year ended June 30, 2020. South Africa has been at an adjusted Level 1 since March 1, 2021. On December 28, 2020, the country moved back to Level 3 restrictions which remained in place through to February 28, 2021. 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 was more severe than the first wave. The South Africa government commenced its vaccination program in early calendar 2021, with a stated goal of vaccinating 67% of the South African population by the end of calendar year. With the winter months approaching, there are concerns over the potential for a third wave, particularly as there have been several delays in the vaccination program to date.

Factors impacting comparability of our Q3 2021 and Q3 2020 results

  • Lower revenue: Our revenues decreased 19% in ZAR primarily due to fewer prepaid airtime and hardware 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 cost base. As a result, we continue to experience operating losses because of depressed revenues;
  • Once-off termination payment: During Q3 2021, we made a payment of $3.6 million to the Frick Family Foundation to terminate all existing arrangements with Bank Frick and settle all liabilities related to IPG’s activities with Bank Frick;
  • Non-cash increase in fair value of MobiKwik: We recorded a non-cash fair value gain during Q3 2021 of $10.8 million related to the change in fair value of MobiKwik; and
  • Foreign exchange movements: The U.S. dollar was 3% weaker against the ZAR during Q3 2021, which impacted our reported results.

Results of Operations by Segment and Liquidity

Processing

Segment revenue, excluding IPG, was $18.7 million in Q3 2021, down 13% compared with Q3 2020 and down 7% compared with Q2 2021 on a constant currency basis. Excluding IPG, segment revenue decreased primarily due to fewer prepaid airtime sales and a reduction in volume-driven transaction fees. Excluding IPG, Processing’s operating loss has been impacted by lower revenue and by an increase in transaction-based costs. Our revenue for Q3 2020 was adversely impacted by ZAR 8.2 million ($0.5 million) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic as we were unable to charge certain cash withdrawal fees to customers as a result of the lockdown during the last few days of March 2020. Our operating loss for the Q3 2020 also includes the impact of the $6.4 million impairment losses. IPG’s operating loss for the quarter primarily related to the closure of its operations, which is at an advanced stage, and we expect reduced operating losses and cash burn going forward. Our operating loss margin (calculated as operating (loss) income divided by revenue) for Q3 2021 and 2020 was (57.7%) and (56.1%), respectively. Excluding IPG, our operating loss margin for the Processing segment was (39.9%) and (44.1%) during the Q3 2021 and 2020, respectively. Excluding the impairment losses, our operating loss and operating loss margin for the Processing segment was $6.1 million and (27.4%), respectively, during Q3 2020.

Financial services

Segment revenue was $10.2 million in Q3 2021, down 15% on a constant currency basis compared with Q3 2020 and up from $9.7 million compared to Q2 2021. Segment revenue decreased due to lower account fee revenue and a modest reduction in lending revenue, whilst insurance revenues increased compared to the prior period. The increase in operating loss is primarily due to the lower account fee revenue and the increase in insurance-related claims experienced this quarter attributed to the second wave of the pandemic. Our operating loss margin for the Q3 2021 and 2020 was (20.7%) and (14.6%), respectively.

Technology

Segment revenue was $2.0 million in Q3 2021, down 51%, compared with Q3 2020, and down 57% compared with Q2 2021 on a constant currency basis. Segment revenue decreased significantly due to fewer hardware sales from one product line compared to the prior period, though partially offset by increases in other hardware product lines. Operating income for Q3 2021 was directly impacted by the lower revenue compared with fiscal 2020. Our operating income margin for the Technology segment was 6.5% and 23.4% during Q3 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Corporate/eliminations

Our corporate expenses for fiscal 2020 includes a $0.7 million impairment loss and net unrealized foreign exchange gains of $1.9 million compared with net unrealized foreign exchange gains of $0.6 million recorded in fiscal 2021.

Cash flow and liquidity

At March 31, 2021, our cash and cash equivalents were $207.8 million and comprised of U.S. dollar-denominated balances of $171.2 million, ZAR-denominated balances of ZAR 0.5 billion ($34.1 million), and other currency deposits, primarily Botswana pula, of $2.4 million, all amounts translated at exchange rates applicable as of March 31, 2021. 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, receipt of proceeds related to the disposal of Bank Frick 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 Q3 2021 was impacted by the cash losses incurred by the majority of our continuing operations. Net cash used in operating activities during Q3 2020 includes the contribution from our Korean operations for January and February 2020. Capital expenditures for Q3 2021 and 2020 were $0.6 million and $1.0 million, respectively.

Conference Call

We will host a conference call to review these results on May 7, 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 May 7, 2021, conference call by navigating to https://www.diamondpass.net/9167989. 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, loss on disposal of equity-accounted investments, 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 an adjustment for the impairment losses related to our equity-accounted investments, the gain related to the disposal of Net1 Korea, the gain related to the disposal of FIHRST, interest related to SASSA implementation costs refund.

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, loss on disposal of equity-accounted investments, the gain related to the disposal of Net1 Korea. 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 and Asia. 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 Nine months ended
  March 31, March 31,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
    (asrestated)(A)   (asrestated)(A)
     
  (In thousands) (In thousands)
             
REVENUE $28,828  $34,614  $96,269  $119,748 
             
EXPENSE            
             
Cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support  23,096   23,883   73,895   81,335 
Selling, general and administration  18,892   17,454   59,517   59,494 
Depreciation and amortization  1,132   1,153   3,129   3,651 
Impairment loss  -   6,336   -   6,336 
             
OPERATING LOSS  (14,292)  (14,212)  (40,272)  (31,068)
             
CHANGE IN FAIR VALUE OF EQUITY SECURITIES  10,814   -   25,942   - 
             
GAIN ON DISPOSAL OF FIHRST  -   -   -   9,743 
             
LOSS ON DISPOSAL OF EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENT - BANK FRICK  472   -   472   - 
             
LOSS ON DISPOSAL OF EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENT  -   -   13   - 
             
INTEREST INCOME  606   570   1,934   2,015 
             
INTEREST EXPENSE  744   1,886   2,168   6,362 
             
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE  (4,088)  (15,528)  (15,049)  (25,672)
             
INCOME TAX EXPENSE  2,171   640   4,549   2,317 
             
NET LOSS BEFORE EARNINGS (LOSS) FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS  (6,259)  (16,168)  (19,598)  (27,989)
             
EARNINGS (LOSS) FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS  55   (32,193)  (20,098)  (30,624)
             
NET LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS  (6,204)  (48,361)  (39,696)  (58,613)
             
NET INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS  -   747   -   6,402 
GAIN FROM DISPOSAL OF DISCONTINUED OPERATION, net of tax  -   12,733   -   12,733 
             
NET LOSS  (6,204)  (34,881)  (39,696)  (39,478)
             
NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NET1  (6,204)  (34,881)  (39,696)  (39,478)
Continuing  (6,204)  (48,361)  (39,696)  (58,613)
Discontinued $-  $13,480  $-  $19,135 
             
Net (loss) earnings per share, in United States dollars:            
Basic (loss) earnings attributable to Net1 shareholders $(0.11) $(0.61) $(0.70) $(0.69)
Continuing $(0.11) $(0.85) $(0.70) $(1.03)
Discontinued $-  $0.24  $-  $0.34 
Diluted (loss) earnings attributable to Net1 shareholders $(0.11) $(0.61) $(0.70) $(0.69)
Continuing $(0.11) $(0.85) $(0.70) $(1.03)
Discontinued $-  $0.24  $-  $0.34 

(A) 2020 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 nine months ended March 31, 2020, has been restated with the effect of decreasing revenue by $1.9 million and $5.3 million, respectively.

 
NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
         
      Unaudited (A)
      March 31, June 30,
      2021 2020
       
      (In thousands, except share data)
     ASSETS     
CURRENT ASSETS     
 Cash and cash equivalents$207,814  $217,671 
 Restricted cash 19,016   14,814 
 Accounts receivable, net of allowance of - March: $428; June: $253 and other receivables 26,488   43,068 
 Finance loans receivable, net of allowance of - March: $2,289; June: $7,658 20,599   15,879 
 Inventory 20,267   19,860 
  Total current assets before settlement assets 294,184   311,292 
   Settlement assets 2,054   8,014 
    Total current assets 296,238   319,306 
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of - March: $36,296; June: $29,524 8,079   6,656 
OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE 4,870   5,395 
EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS 19,857   65,836 
GOODWILL 28,141   24,169 
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of - March: $29,835; June: $27,325 437   612 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 383   358 
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS, including reinsurance assets 58,447   31,346 
TOTAL ASSETS 416,452   453,678 
           
     LIABILITIES     
CURRENT LIABILITIES     
 Short-term credit facilities for ATM funding 11,395   14,814 
 Accounts payable 6,785   6,287 
 Other payables 23,224   23,779 
 Operating lease liability - current 2,945   2,251 
 Income taxes payable 797   16,157 
  Total current liabilities before settlement obligations 45,146   63,288 
   Settlement obligations 2,054   8,015 
    Total current liabilities 47,200   71,303 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES 5,517   1,859 
OPERATING LEASE LIABILITY - LONG TERM 2,111   3,312 
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES, including insurance policy liabilities 2,240   2,012 
TOTAL LIABILITIES 57,068   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: March: $56,626,060; 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: March: -; June: - -   - 
ADDITIONAL PAID-IN-CAPITAL 302,476   301,489 
TREASURY SHARES, AT COST: March: $24,891,292; June: $24,891,292 (286,951)  (286,951)
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (146,174)  (169,075)
RETAINED EARNINGS 404,974   444,670 
TOTAL NET1 EQUITY 274,405   290,213 
NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST -   - 
TOTAL EQUITY 274,405   290,213 
           
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY$416,452  $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 Nine months ended
   March 31, March 31,
   2021 2020 2021 2020
      
   (In thousands) (In thousands)
              
Cash flows from operating activities           
 Net loss$(6,204) $(34,881) $(39,696) $(39,478)
 Depreciation and amortization 1,132   3,157   3,129   12,303 
 Impairment loss -   6,336   -   6,336 
 Movement in allowance for doubtful accounts receivable 299   277   913   360 
 (Earnings) Loss from equity-accounted investments (55)  32,193   20,098   30,624 
 Movement in allowance for doubtful loans -   99   739   719 
 Change in fair value of equity securities (10,814)  -   (25,942)  - 
 Fair value adjustment related to financial liabilities (475)  (987)  1,201   (753)
 Interest payable (25)  597   (46)  1,755 
 Gain on disposal of Net1 Korea -   (12,733)  -   (12,733)
 Gain on disposal of FIHRST -   -   -   (9,743)
 Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment - Bank Frick 472   -   472   - 
 Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment -   -   13   - 
 (Profit) Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment (142)  108   600   (95)
 Stock-based compensation charge 245   347   876   1,170 
 Dividends received from equity accounted investments -   677   125   2,125 
 Decrease in accounts receivable and finance loans receivable 5,786   10,596   4,230   13,697 
 Decrease (Increase) in inventory 428   (5,041)  2,642   (18,036)
 Decrease in accounts payable and other payables (894)  (4,396)  (4,393)  (4,660)
 Decrease in taxes payable (160)  (131)  (15,498)  (1,087)
 Increase (Decrease) in deferred taxes 2,153   (413)  424   (618)
  Net cash used in operating activities (8,254)  (4,195)  (50,113)  (18,114)
              
Cash flows from investing activities           
Capital expenditures (649)  (1,042)  (3,947)  (4,493)
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment 254   59   345   362 
Proceeds from disposal of equity-accounted investment - Bank Frick 18,568   -   18,568   - 
Proceeds from disposal of Net1 Korea, net of cash disposed -   192,619   20,114   192,619 
Transaction costs paid related to disposal of Net1 Korea -   (7,458)  -   (7,458)
Proceeds from disposal of DNI as equity-accounted investment -   -   6,010   - 
Proceeds from disposal of FIHRST, net of cash disposed -   -   -   10,895 
Investment in equity-accounted investments -   (1,250)  -   (2,500)
Loan to equity-accounted investment -   (99)  (1,238)  (711)
Repayment of loans by equity-accounted investments -   -   134   4,268 
Net change in settlement assets 745   864   6,190   (9,274)
 Net cash provided by investing activities 18,918   183,693   46,176   183,708 
              
Cash flows from financing activities           
Proceeds from bank overdraft 55,280   193,723   261,759   585,273 
Repayment of bank overdraft (103,195)  (226,699)  (268,303)  (605,253)
Proceeds from issue of shares 35   -   53   - 
Proceeds from disgorgement of shareholders' short-swing profits -   -   124   - 
Long-term borrowings utilized -   -   -   14,798 
Repayment of long-term borrowings -   -   -   (11,313)
Guarantee fee -   -   -   (148)
Finance lease capital repayments -   (17)  -   (69)
Net change in settlement obligations (745)  (864)  (6,190)  9,274 
 Net cash used in financing activities (48,625)  (33,857)  (12,557)  (7,438)
              
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (2,263)  (20,060)  10,839   (19,007)
Net (decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (40,224)  125,581   (5,655)  139,149 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of period 267,054   135,079   232,485   121,511 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – end of period$226,830  $260,660  $226,830  $260,660 
                

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment A

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

Three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 and December 31, 2020

                Change - actualChange –constantexchange rate(1)
                  
Key segmental data, in ’000, except margins Q3 '21 Q3 '20(asrestated)(A) Q2 '21Q3 '21 vs Q3 '20 Q3 '21 vs Q2 '21 Q3 '21 vs Q3 '20 Q3 '21 vs Q2 '21 
Revenue:             
 Processing $18,747  $22,078  $19,990 (15%)(6%)(17%)(9%)
  IPG  6   1,164   478 (99%)(99%)(99%)(99%)
  All Other  18,741   20,914   19,512 (10%)(4%)(13%)(7%)
 Financial services  10,192   11,683   9,709 (13%)5%(15%)2%
 Technology  2,026   4,040   4,609 (50%)(56%)(51%)(57%)
   Subtotal: Operating segments  30,965   37,801   34,308 (18%)(10%)(20%)(13%)
   Intersegment eliminations  (2,137)  (3,187)  (2,003)(33%)7%(35%)3%
    Consolidated revenue $28,828  $34,614  $32,305 (17%)(11%)(19%)(14%)
                    
Operating (loss) income:             
 Processing $(10,816) $(12,394) $(10,381)(13%)4%(15%)1%
  IPG  (3,332)  (3,175)  (4,647)5%(28%)2%(31%)
  All Other  (7,484)  (9,219)  (5,734)(19%)31%(21%)26%
 Financial services  (2,111)  (1,701)  (1,071)24%97%21%91%
 Technology  131   945   1,078 (86%)(88%)(87%)(88%)
   Subtotal: Operating segments  (12,796)  (13,150)  (10,374)(3%)23%(5%)19%
   Corporate/Eliminations  (1,496)  (1,062)  (4,831)41%(69%)37%(70%)
     Consolidated operating (loss) income $(14,292) $(14,212) $(15,205)1%(6%)(2%)(9%)
                    
Operating (loss) income margin (%)             
 Processing  (57.7%)  (56.1%)  (51.9%)    
  IPG  nm  (272.8%)  (972.2%)    
  All Other  (39.9%)  (44.1%)  (29.4%)    
 Financial services  (20.7%)  (14.6%)  (11.0%)    
 Technology  6.5%  23.4%  23.4%    
   Consolidated operating margin  (49.6%)  (41.1%)  (47.1%)    

(A) – 2020 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 Q3 2021 also prevailed during Q3 2020 and Q2 2021.

Nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

              Change -actualChange –constantexchangerate(1)
                
        F2021 F2020 F2021 vsF2020F2021 vs F2020
Key segmental data, in ’000, except margins   (as restated)(A) 
Revenue:         
 Processing $61,243  $75,395  (19%) (18%) 
  IPG  1,693   2,389  (29%) (28%) 
  All other  59,550   73,006  (18%) (18%) 
 Financial services  28,166   38,119  (26%) (25%) 
 Technology  12,846   16,139  (20%) (20%) 
   Subtotal: Operating segments  102,255   129,653  (21%) (20%) 
   Intersegment eliminations  (5,986)  (9,905) (40%) (39%) 
    Consolidated revenue  96,269   119,748  (20%) (19%) 
                
Operating (loss) income:         
 Processing $(28,498) $(23,747) 20% 21% 
  IPG  (10,751)  (8,068) 33% nm 
  All other  (17,747)  (15,679) 13% nm 
 Financial services  (5,554)  (2,605) 113% 115% 
 Technology  2,984   2,679  11% 12% 
   Subtotal: Operating segments  (31,068)  (23,673) 31% 33% 
   Corporate/Eliminations  (9,204)  (7,395) 24% 26% 
     Consolidated operating (loss) income  (40,272)  (31,068) 30% 31% 
                
Operating (loss) income margin (%)         
 Processing  (46.5%)  (31.5%)   
  IPG  (635.0%)  (337.7%)   
  All other  (29.8%)  (21.5%)   
 Financial services  (19.7%)  (6.8%)   
 Technology  23.2%  16.6%   
   Consolidated operating margin  (41.8%)  (25.9%)   

(A) – 2020 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.

Earnings (Loss) from equity-accounted investments:

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

   Q3 2021  Q3 2020 %change  F2021  F2020 %change
Bank Frick 177   (18,393) nm  1,156   (17,924) nm
 Share of net income 177   15  1,080%  1,156   770  50%
 Amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred tax -   (147) nm  -   (433) nm
 Impairment -   (18,261) nm  -   (18,261) nm
DNI$-  $(10,852) nm $-  $(9,744) nm
 Share of net income -   1,563  nm  -   4,676  nm
 Amortization of intangible assets, net of deferred tax -   (419) nm  -   (1,350) nm
 Impairment -   (11,996) nm  -   (13,070) nm
Finbond -   -  nm  (20,267)  491  nm
 Share of net (loss) income -   -  nm  (2,617)  491  nm
 Impairment -   -  nm  (17,650)  -  nm
Other (122)  (2,948) (96%)  (987)  (3,447) (71%)
 Share of net loss (122)  (448) (73%)  (439)  (947) (54%)
 Impairment -   (2,500) nm  (548)  (2,500) (78%)
 Earnings (Loss) from equity-accounted investments $55  $(32,193) nm $(20,098) $(30,624) (34%)

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment B

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

Three and nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

     Three months endedMarch 31, Nine months endedMarch 31,
     2021 2020 2021 2020
Operating loss - GAAP(14,292) (14,212) (40,272) (31,068)
            
 Depreciation and amortization1,132  1,153  3,129  3,651 
 Impairment loss-  6,336  -  6,336 
  Negative EBITDA(13,160) (6,723) (37,143) (21,081)
   Transaction costs337  300  1,705  3,682 
    Adjusted EBITDA loss(12,823) (6,423) (35,438) (17,399)

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

Three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

 Net (loss) income(USD '000) (L)PS, basic (USD) Net (loss) income(ZAR '000) (L)PS, basic (ZAR)
 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020
GAAP(6,204) (34,881) (0.11) (0.61) (92,796) (536,006) (1.64) (9.43)
                
Change in fair value of equity securities, net(8,543) -      (127,783) -     
Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment - Bank Frick472  -      7,060  -     
Stock-based compensation charge245  347      3,665  5,332     
Intangible asset amortization, net66  983      990  15,112     
Impairment of equity method investment-  32,277      -  495,990     
Gain on discontinued operation-  (12,733)     -  (195,664)    
Impairment loss-  6,336      -  97,363     
Intangible asset amortization, net related to equity accounted investments-  566      -  8,698     
Interest related to SASSA implementation costs refund-  509      -  7,822     
Transaction costs337  300      5,041  4,610     
Fundamental(13,627) (6,296) (0.24) (0.11) (203,823) (96,743) (3.60) (1.70)

Nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

 Net (loss) income (USD '000) (L) EPS, basic (USD) Net (loss) income (ZAR '000) (L)EPS, basic (ZAR)
 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020 2021 2020
GAAP(39,696) (39,478) (0.70) (0.69) (639,798) (630,053) (11.27) (11.12)
                
Impairment of equity method investments18,198  32,084      281,729  512,048     
Reversal of deferred taxes related to impairment of equity method investment(1,353) -      (22,633) -     
Change in fair value of equity securities, net(20,494) -      (330,313) -     
Transaction costs1,705  2,876      27,480  45,900     
Stock-based compensation charge876  1,170      14,119  18,673     
Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment - Bank Frick472  -      7,607  -     
Intangible asset amortization, net184  3,768      2,971  60,123     
Gain on discontinued operation-  (12,733)     -  (203,214)    
Gain on disposal of FIHRST-  (9,743)     -  (155,494)    
Impairment loss-  6,336      -  101,120     
Intangible asset amortization, net related to equity accounted investments-  1,783      -  28,456     
Interest related to SASSA implementation costs refund-  1,498      -  23,909     
Fundamental(40,095) (12,439) (0.71) (0.22) (658,628) (198,532) (11.60) (3.50)

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 March 31, 2021 and 2020

  2021 2020 
      
Net loss (USD’000)(6,204) (34,881) 
Adjustments:    
 Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment - Bank Frick430  -  
 Impairment of equity method investments-  32,757  
 Gain on disposal of discontinued operation-  (21,377) 
 Impairment loss-  6,336  
 (Profit) Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment(142) 108  
 Tax effects on above40  (30) 
      
Net loss used to calculate headline loss (USD’000)(5,876) (17,087) 
      
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share basic loss and headline loss per share basic loss (‘000)56,646  56,803  
      
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share diluted loss and headline loss per share diluted loss (‘000)56,921  56,803  
      
Headline loss per share:    
 Basic, in USD(0.10) (0.30) 
 Diluted, in USD(0.10) (0.30) 

Nine months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

  2021 2020 
      
Net loss (USD’000)(39,696) (39,478) 
Adjustments:    
 Impairment of equity method investments18,198  33,831  
 Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment - Bank Frick430  -  
 Gain on disposal of discontinued operation-  (21,377) 
 Gain on disposal of FIHRST-  (9,607) 
 Impairment loss-  6,336  
 Loss (Profit) on sale of property, plant and equipment600  (95) 
 Tax effects on above(1,521) 27  
      
Net loss used to calculate headline loss (USD’000)(21,989) (30,363) 
      
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share basic loss and headline loss per share basic loss (‘000)56,803  56,646  
      
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share diluted loss and headline loss per share diluted loss (‘000)56,895  56,646  
      
Headline loss per share:    
 Basic, in USD(0.39) (0.54) 
 Diluted, in USD(0.39) (0.54) 

Calculation of the denominator for headline diluted loss per share

   Q3 2021 Q3 2020 F2021 F2020
          
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding and unvested restricted shares expected to vest under GAAP56,646 56,803 56,803 56,646
 Effect of dilutive securities under GAAP275 - 92 -
  Denominator for headline diluted loss per share56,921 56,803 56,895 56,646

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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