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The Daily Update: 17 July

Feb. 29, 2024
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The latest updates from the JSE and NYSE for the past 24 hours.

 

South Africa

Anglo American Platinum Limited- Trading statement

  • EPS for the period are also expected to decrease by 65% to 75% compared to H1 2022.
  • Earnings decreased primarily due to a decline in revenue caused by lower average PGM basket prices compared to the corresponding period in 2022.
  • Rhodium and palladium prices dropped by 47% and 29% respectively, contributing to the decrease in revenue.
  • The weakening ZAR/US$ exchange rate partially offset the impact of the US$ price decline, resulting in a 15% decrease in the overall rand basket price.
  • Sales volumes from own production (excluding trading) were 12% lower compared to H1 2022 due to various factors such as smelter rebuild, maintenance work, and load-curtailment.
  • Inflationary pressure and exchange rate volatility led to higher mining and processing costs.
  • Costs incurred in purchasing concentrate decreased compared to H1 2022 due to lower prices and volumes.

Merafe Resources Limited- Production report for the six months ended 30 June 2023

  • Merafes attributable ferrochrome production from the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture for the six months ended 30 June 2023 decreased by approximately 9% compared to the prior comparative period.
  • The reduction is due to planned pullback in production.

Oceana Group Limited

  • Oceana Group Limited announces that Daybrook Fisheries Incorporated has repaid US$15 million of debt and refinanced its five-year term loan and revolving credit facility.
  • Oceana acquired Daybrook Fisheries in 2015, and the debt raised by Daybrook at the time amounted to US$142 million.
  • As of June 2023, Daybrook had repaid US$46.4 million, leaving a remaining debt balance of US$95.6 million.
  • Due to the Group's recent financial performance and tightening US credit markets, the decision was made to refinance the facility before the end of the 2023 financial year.
  • Daybrook successfully concluded the refinance, replacing the existing term debt of US$95.6 million with a new facility of US$80.6 million, utilizing an additional US$15 million from excess cash generated during the year.

Capitec Bank Holdings Limited

  • A prescribed officer disposed of 1 210 Capitec shares worth approximately R2 million.

Argent Industrial Limited- Dealings in securities

  • A director purchased 14 000 shares for a total value of R222 740.00.

 

The U.S.

Tesla

  • Tesla now has more than 45 000 superchargers around the world.

Apple

  • Apple is getting ready to release its new iPhone lineup in September.

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