Audited Group Results for the year ended 31 December 2021
The abridged set was extracted from the audited IFRS financial statements.
SUPPLEMENTARY REPLACEMENT COST STATEMENT for the year ended 31 December 2021
Replacement cost results
Independent Auditor's Report
The independent auditors, Ernst & Young, have issued their opinion on the Group's ﬁnancial statements for the year ended 31 December 2021. The audit was conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. They have issued an unmodiﬁed audit opinion. These summarised ﬁnancial statements have been derived from the Group ﬁnancial statements and are consistent in all material respects with theGroup's ﬁnancial statements. A copy of the audit report is available for inspection at the Group's registered ofﬁce. Any reference to future ﬁnancial performance included in this announcement has not been reviewed or reported on by the Group's auditors.
Basis of Preparation and Accounting Policies The ﬁnancial statements have been prepared in compliance with; the International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board ('IASB'), interpretations issued by the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee of the IASB and the requirements of the Companies Act of Botswana (Companies Act, CAP 42:01).
This press release provides an overview of our ﬁnancial performance for the year ended 31stDecember 2021.
The domestic economy experienced strong GDP growth recovery in 2021 inspite of the constraints posed by the Covid -19 pandemic. The global economic activity still remained susceptible to the constraints imposed by the pandemic and the measures that were taken by the various jurisdictions to manage the spread of the disease.
On the local front, the government undertook the necessary measures to manage the spread of the Covid-19 virus including:
- Restriction of international travel;
- Hard lockdowns during certain periods;
- Imposition of a curfew which restricted movements during particular hours of the night;
- Instituted rigorous Covid-19 testing protocols at points of entry into Botswana; and
- Instituted Permits protocols for inter-zonal travel.
All of these actions were necessary but unfortunately had an adverse impact on the business operations of Engen Botswana Limited arising from the constrained off-take of petroleum products. Many other economic sectors with a direct / indirect relationship with the Group were affected including, tourism, construction and to some degree manufacturing.
Inspite of these headwinds, the group delivered very strong results during the 2021 ﬁnancial year.
The retail channel continued to remain the cornerstone of the business in Botswana. This channel continued to deliver strong results generated from fuels and non-fuel revenues. These results were achieved through a greater focus on efﬁciency improvements and cost management. Four new, full offer, retail outlets were streamed during the year with a number of others being in the ﬁnal stages of planning for 2022.
Engen Botswana Limited continued to diversify its commercial sales channel so as not to be overly dependent on any one sector of the economy thus mitigating concentration risk, while providing value adding business solutions in a safe manner that is in line with international best practices. This channel continued to be highly price competitive and the Group had to continuously manage the effects of strong price competition in order to remain competitive in the market.
We believe that high levels of operational efﬁciency and the responsible conduct of our business in line with our values and cultural beliefs will stand us in good stead to surmount the challenges that we may encounter in the future. This will assist to deliver strong results for our shareholders and continue to make a meaningful contribution to the economic prosperity of Botswana.
We remain optimistic about the business environment and continue to embrace our long-term strategic intent to grow the Engen brand in the Botswana market and be the leading brand of choice in this market.
We recognise the commitment of our investors to the Group, and therefore one of our key objectives is to ensure that the Group delivers long term,sustainable and robust performance and value to our shareholders through leverage on technology, people, know-how, strong partnerships and adaptation to the rapidly changing business operating conditions.
The Group results, tabled below, testify to the success of the Group's business model under challenging economic and social circumstances. The Group results are underpinned by a strong focus on our key values of Integrity, Performance, Team-work, Empowerment and Ownership.
Financial performance comments:
Revenue increased by 16% mainly due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Retail and Commercial volumes increased by 11% and 6% respectively. The lock downs and other measures that were imposed to stop the spread of the virus affected the consumption of petroleum products signiﬁcantly. There were four price adjustments and one margin increase during the year.
Foreign exchange gains decreased from P7.7 million at the end of 2020 to P2.5 million at the end of 2021.
The Group exercised good margin management and cost control throughout the year.
Overall, the Group's performance reﬂects a net proﬁt after tax P260.9 million.
The Group performed above expectations on a replacement cost basis which represents the net proﬁt after tax excluding the effects of inventory revaluations caused by movements in global crude oil prices. The replacement cost net proﬁt increased from P94.6 million to P109.7 million from 2020 to 2021 representing a 16% increase.
Crude oil prices increased steadily due to increased demand as many countries came out of hard lockdown. The steady increase in crude oil prices resulted in signiﬁcant inventory revaluation gains throughout the year.
In spite of the difﬁcult and unprecedented trading conditions, both within Botswana and internationally, the Group continued to perform very well by growing shareholder value during the course of 2021.
Fuel supply of most of the products into Botswana from our supply sources was reasonably stable during the course of the year with the exception of LPG which was affected by the decommissioning of the Engen reﬁnery in South Africa.
The retail network operated slightly lower than expected due the depressed retail fuels demand arising from the rapid increase in fuel pump prices during the course of the year.
The Group competed effectively in themarket and utilised its strong brand proﬁle and consistent convenience and service offering to retain existing business and attract new customers.
The commercial side of the business continued to deliver strong results which exceeded expectation. Distributors of lubricants continued to play a pivotal role in the good ﬁnancial performance of this channel.
The Group achieved a good Net Promoter Score which was testimony to Engen Botswana team's dedication to customer centricity.
Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Key Performance Indicators for the year under review were met and in many cases exceeded. This continues to be a key focus area in our business and there is zero tolerance to actions or behaviour that will compromise our stringent HSE standards.
Efﬁciency continued to be enhanced in the Distribution part of the business in order to ensure 'On Time and In Full' deliveries, a healthy level of 'Inventory Days of Supply' and the effective management the 'Cost to Serve'.
The Directors of the Group would like to thank our valued customers, suppliers, shareholders and all other stakeholders for their on-going support which contributed towards the successful year of Engen Botswana Limited. The directors would also like to extend their appreciation to the management and staff for the tremendous effort applied during the year under review that ensured that we maintained our position as one of the leading petroleum companies in Botswana.
Dr S Ndzinge (Chairman)
C C Monga (Managing Director)
15 March 2022
Declaration of Final Dividend No. 58
Notice is hereby given that a ﬁnal gross dividend of 63.7 thebe per share in respect of the year ended 31 December 2021 has been declared payable to ordinary shareholders registered in the books of the Group at the close of business on 15 April 2022 with an ex-dividend date of 13 April 2022.
In compliance with the requirements of the Income Tax Act, withholding tax at the rate of 10% will be deducted by the company from all dividends.
Dividend cheques and transfers will be dispatched by the Transfer Secretaries on or about 25 April 2022. A shareholder who requires the company to make any changes in regard to the payment of their dividend must lodge a written request with the Transfer Secretaries on or before 22 April 2022.
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