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MultiChoice Group Expects 30% Profit Rise Despite Covid19

MultiChoice Group expects full-year trading profit to jump by as much as 30 percent, or up to 45 percent on an organic basis.

In a trading update before the results on 10 June, it said it is anticipating trading profit at between USD 14.8 billion, an increase of 25 percent, and USD 17.8 billion, a rise of 30 percent year on year, for the twelve months to 31 March.

On a constant currency basis, excluding mergers and acquisitions, trading profit will grow by between USD 23.8 billion (40%) and USD 26.8 billion, up 45 percent.

Despite Covid-19 and macroeconomic challenges throughout Africa, the organisation managed to improve its financial performance for the year 2021.

MultiChoice said resilient revenue growth, strong cost control, shifts in content costs and new ways of working as a consequence of coronavirus allowed the business to offset challenges.

According to MultiChoice, trading profit and core headline earnings per share (HEPS) are the two most appropriate measures of operating performance, as they adjust for non-recurring and non-operational items. Core HEPS will be between USD 0.14 and USD 0.16, increasing between 32 percent and 37 percent from 2020’s USD 0.42 USD, the group added.

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