06 Dec 2022
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
Revenue down 28% to US$154.0 million - Petra Diamonds
Interim results for the six months to 31 December 2015
By: Diamond World News Service
Feb 22 2016 4:14PM
Reference: 12722  


Petra Diamonds Limited announces its interim results (unaudited) for the six months to 31 December 2015 (“the Period” or “H1 FY 2016” or “H1”).




  • Financial
  • Revenue down 28% to US$154.0 million (H1 FY 2015: US$214.8 million); revenue excluding Exceptional Diamonds down 18% to US$144.0 million (H1 FY 2015: US$176.1 million).
  • Adjusted EBITDA3 down 43% to US$48.5 million (H1 FY 2015: US$84.9 million).
  • Adjusted net profit after tax4 down 85% to US$6.3 million (H1 FY 2015: US$42.8 million).
  • Net loss after tax: US$2.2 million (H1 FY 2015: US$39.1 million profit).
  • Operating cashflow US$45.6 million (H1 FY 2015: US$104.4 million).
  • Adjusted EPS8: 0.92 US$ cents (H1 FY 2015: 6.66 US$ cents).
  • Basic loss per share: 0.72 US$ cents (H1 FY 2015: EPS of 5.94 US$ cents).
  • Net debt of US$323.9 million (H1 FY 2015: US$45.8 million) in line with expectations and aligned with planned increased capital spend.


  • Operations
  • Production up 2% to 1,629,403 carats (H1 FY 2015: 1,601,069 carats).
  • Costs remain well controlled; the weaker Rand had a positive effect on Petra’s operating costs in US Dollar terms.
  • Capex of US$151.3 million (H1 FY 2015: US$125.2 million) including capitalised borrowing costs, in accordance with the roll out of the Group's expansion programmes, delivery of which remains on track. Capex remains fully funded from treasury, bank facilities and cashflows.
  • Safety: Group LTIFR of 0.37 (H1 FY 2015: 0.28); continued strong focus on this area.


  • Outlook
  • On track for production guidance of 3.3 – 3.4 Mcts for FY 2016 and ca. 5 Mcts for FY 2019. Sales are also weighted to H2 due to the seasonal timing of Petra tenders.
  • Post Period end, the Company has experienced stable diamond market conditions with firm prices achieved at the first tender of H2.
  • Acquisition of a 49.9% stake in Kimberley Mines completed post Period end. Petra’s production guidance excludes input from these operations; the Company will provide an update after the initial handover period.


Johan Dippenaar, CEO of Petra, commented: “Operationally, the Company performed well, with both production and our expansion programmes progressing according to plan and in line with our full year targets. “While our financial results have been impacted by the lower diamond prices achieved in comparison to the prior period, our operations maintained a healthy profit margin from mining activities of 36% due to the robust economics of our mines, as well as the favourable effect of the weaker ZAR on our cost base. “Petra’s production and sales are weighted to H2 and it is encouraging that we are currently experiencing stable diamond market conditions.”

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
*  Name:
*  Mobile:
*  Email:
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
Search News by City
Recent Issue
News in Pictures
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 32028
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 9533
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 28132
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 39371
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 57067
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 68562
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 21882
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 50927
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 53115
Member of:
Supporter of: