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MiX Telematics Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Preliminary Results for Full Fiscal Year 2019

MIDRAND, South Africa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

An explanation of non-IFRS measures used in this press release is set out in the Non-IFRS financial measures section of this press release. A reconciliation of these non-IFRS measures to the most directly comparable IFRS measures is provided in the financial tables that accompany this release.

References in this announcement to “R” are to South African Rand and references to “U.S. Dollars” and “$” are to United States Dollars. Unless otherwise stated MiX Telematics has translated U.S. Dollar amounts from South African Rand at an exchange rate of R14.4789 per $1.00, which was the R/$ exchange rate reported by Oanda.com as at March 31, 2019.

Highlights:

Fiscal year 2019:

  • Subscription revenue of R1,693 million ($116.9 million), up 16.3% year over year on a constant currency basis
  • Net subscriber additions of 73,600, compared to 54,800 additions in fiscal 2018
  • Adjusted EBITDA of R603 million ($41.6 million), up 36% year over year and ahead of guidance
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 30.5%, up 470 basis points year over year
  • Diluted adjusted earnings per share of 44 South African cents, or 75 U.S. cents per diluted ADS, up 63% year over year
  • Net cash from operating activities of R464 million ($32.0 million)
  • Free cash flow of R177.4 million ($12.3 million), up from R14.9 million ($1.0 million) in fiscal 2018

Fourth quarter fiscal 2019:

  • Subscription revenue of R444 million ($30.7 million), up 13.1% year over year on a constant currency basis
  • Net subscriber additions of 14,400 bringing the total base to over 750,000, up 11% year over year
  • Adjusted EBITDA of R168 million ($11.6 million), up 29% year over year
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin of 33.0%, up 430 basis points year over year
  • Diluted adjusted earnings per share of 14 South African cents, or 24 U.S. cents per diluted ADS, up 40% year over year
  • Net cash from operating activities of R129 million ($8.9 million)
  • Free cash flow of R80 million ($5.5 million), up from R58 million ($4.0 million) compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018

MiX Telematics Limited (NYSE: MIXT, JSE: MIX), a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and for its full fiscal year 2019, which ended March 31, 2019.

“Our fourth quarter marked a solid continuation of trends we have experienced throughout the year. The strong performance was driven by the continued growth in our premium fleet subscriptions globally, improvements in ARPU and ongoing operating leverage in the business,” said Stefan Joselowitz, Chief Executive Officer of MiX Telematics. “During fiscal 2019, we upwardly revised our long-term adjusted EBITDA margin target to 35% plus, as we expanded our margins by almost 500 basis points to 30.5% and generated record positive free cash flow of R177 million. We remain confident in our ability to achieve our long-term goals given our strong pipeline and ability to further enhance margin accretion across the business.”

Financial performance for the three months ended March 31, 2019

Subscription revenue: Subscription revenue was R443.8 million ($30.7 million), an increase of 18.8% compared with R373.6 million ($25.8 million) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Subscription revenue increased by 13.1% on a constant currency basis, year over year. Subscription revenue benefited from an increase of 73,600 subscribers from April 2018 to March 2019, representing an increase in the subscriber base of 10.9% during that period. Subscription revenue also benefited from higher average revenue per user.

Total revenue: Total revenue was R507.9 million ($35.1 million), an increase of 12.0% compared to R453.5 million ($31.3 million) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Total revenue increased by 6.3% on a constant currency basis, year over year. Hardware and other revenue was R64.1 million ($4.4 million), a decrease of 19.8%, compared to R79.9 million ($5.5 million) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Gross margin: Gross profit was R339.8 million ($23.5 million), compared to R296.0 million ($20.4 million) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Gross profit margin was 66.9%, compared to 65.3% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Operating margin: Operating profit was R97.8 million ($6.8 million), compared to R73.8 million ($5.1 million) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Operating margin was 19.3%, compared to 16.3% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. In addition to the gross margin improvement above, the margin expansion was also attributable to improved economies of scale and ongoing cost management initiatives. Operating expenses of R242.3 million ($16.7 million) increased by R18.6 million ($1.3 million), or 8.3%, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Operating expenses represented 47.7% of revenue compared to 49.3% of revenue in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA, a non-IFRS measure, was R167.6 million ($11.6 million), compared to R130.2 million ($9.0 million) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Adjusted EBITDA margin, a non-IFRS measure, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 was 33.0%, compared to 28.7% for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Profit for the period and earnings per share: Profit for the period was R77.0 million ($5.3 million), compared to R64.3 million ($4.4 million) in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Profit for the period included a net foreign exchange loss of R0.1 million ($0.01 million) before tax. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, profit for the period included a net foreign exchange loss of R1.2 million ($0.1 million).

Earnings per diluted ordinary share were 13 South African cents, compared to 11 South African cents in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the calculation was based on diluted weighted average ordinary shares in issue of 580.1 million compared to 580.8 million diluted weighted average ordinary shares in issue during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

The Group’s effective tax rate was 22.1%, compared to 13.7% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Ignoring the impact of net foreign exchange gains and losses net of tax and share based compensation costs related to Performance Share Awards net of tax, the tax rate which was used in determining adjusted earnings below, was 20.4% compared to 26.9% in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the Group recognized deferred tax assets of R3.6 million ($0.3 million) in respect of a portion of the available tax losses in the Americas, Brazil and Europe segments. These tax losses were incurred in prior years. An ongoing improvement in these regions’ results has resulted in these deferred tax assets being recognized in respect of the future utilization of the historical tax loss considered probable at period end. The recognition of these deferred tax assets reduced the Group’s effective tax rate in the quarter by 3.6%.

On a U.S. Dollar basis, using the March 31, 2019 exchange rate of R14.4789 per U.S. Dollar, and a ratio of 25 ordinary shares to one American Depositary Share (“ADS”), profit for the period was $5.3 million, or 23 U.S. cents per diluted ADS compared to $4.4 million, or 19 U.S. cents per diluted ADS in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Adjusted earnings for the period and adjusted earnings per share: Adjusted earnings for the period, a non-IFRS measure, was R81.0 million ($5.6 million) compared to R55.3 million ($3.8 million) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. Adjusted earnings per diluted ordinary share, also a non-IFRS measure, were 14 South African cents, compared to 10 South African cents in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

On a U.S. Dollar basis, using the March 31, 2019 exchange rate of R14.4789 per U.S. Dollar, and a ratio of 25 ordinary shares to one ADS, the adjusted profit for the period was $5.6 million, or 24 U.S. cents per diluted ADS, compared to $3.8 million, or 16 U.S. cents per diluted ADS in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018.

Statement of Financial Position and Cash Flow: At March 31, 2019, the Group had R353.2 million ($24.4 million) of net cash and cash equivalents, compared to R290.5 million ($20.1 million) at March 31, 2018.

The Group generated R129.4 million ($8.9 million) in net cash from operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and invested R49.6 million ($3.4 million) in capital expenditures during the quarter (including investments in in-vehicle devices of R24.6 million or $1.7 million), leading to free cash flow, a non-IFRS measure, of R79.8 million ($5.5 million) compared to free cash flow of R57.9 million ($4.0 million) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. The Group utilized R18.0 million ($1.2 million) in financing activities, compared to R8.9 million ($0.6 million) utilized during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018. The cash utilized in financing activities during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 mainly consisted of dividends paid of R16.8 million ($1.2 million) and the payment of lease liabilities of R1.1 million ($0.1 million). The cash utilized in financing activities during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 mainly consisted of dividends paid of R14.1 million ($1.0 million) offset by proceeds from the issuance of shares in respect of employee share options of R5.2 million ($0.4 million).

Financial performance for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019

Subscription revenue: Subscription revenue increased to R1,693.2 million ($116.9 million), an increase of 18.0% compared to R1,434.6 million ($99.1 million) for fiscal 2018. On a constant currency basis, subscription revenue increased by 16.3%. Subscription revenue benefited from an increase of 73,600 subscribers from April 2018 to March 2019, representing an increase in subscribers of 10.9% during fiscal 2019. Subscription revenue also benefited from a higher average revenue per user.

Total revenue: Total revenue for fiscal 2019 was R1,975.9 million ($136.5 million), an increase of 15.4% compared to R1,712.5 million ($118.3 million) for fiscal 2018. On a constant currency basis, total revenue increased by 13.5%. Hardware and other revenue was R282.6 million ($19.5 million), compared to R277.9 million ($19.2 million) for fiscal 2018.

Gross margin: Gross profit was R1,320.0 million ($91.2 million), an increase of 17.3% compared to R1,125.5 million ($77.7 million) for fiscal 2018. Gross profit margin was 66.8%, compared to 65.7% for fiscal 2018.

Operating margin: Operating profit was R338.9 million ($23.4 million), compared to R215.0 million ($14.8 million) in fiscal 2018. The operating margin was 17.2%, compared to the 12.6% in fiscal 2018. The margin expansion was attributable primarily to the revenue growth leveraging the Group’s fixed overheads, and ongoing cost management initiatives. Operating expenses represented 49.7% of revenue compared to 53.4% of revenue in fiscal 2018.

Adjusted EBITDA: Adjusted EBITDA was R602.8 million ($41.6 million), compared to R441.9 million ($30.5 million) for fiscal 2018. The Adjusted EBITDA margin for fiscal 2019 was 30.5%, compared to 25.8% in fiscal 2018.

Profit for the year and earnings per share: Profit for fiscal 2019 was R202.3 million ($14.0 million), compared to R181.2 million ($12.5 million) in fiscal 2018. Profit for the year included a net foreign exchange gain of R0.4 million ($0.03 million) before tax. During fiscal 2018, a net foreign exchange loss of R5.1 million ($0.4 million) was recognized.

Earnings per diluted ordinary share were 35 South African cents, compared to 32 South African cents in fiscal 2018. For fiscal 2019, the calculation was based on diluted weighted average ordinary shares in issue of 583.6 million, compared to 574.0 million diluted weighted average ordinary shares in issue during fiscal 2018.

The Group’s effective tax rate was 40.5%, compared to 15.7% for fiscal 2018. Ignoring the impact of net foreign exchange gains and losses net of tax and share based compensation costs related to Performance Share Awards net of tax, the effective tax rate, which was used in calculating adjusted earnings, was 26.3% compared to 28.7% in fiscal 2018.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019 the Group recognized deferred tax assets of R3.6 million ($0.3 million) in respect of a portion of the available tax losses in the Americas, Brazil and Europe segments. These tax losses were incurred in prior years. An ongoing improvement in these regions' results has resulted in these deferred tax assets being recognized in respect of the future utilization of the historical tax loss considered probable at period end. The recognition of these deferred tax assets reduced the Group’s effective tax rate for the year by 1.1%.

Adjusted earnings for the year and adjusted earnings per share: Adjusted earnings for fiscal 2019, a non-IFRS measure, was R254.4 million ($17.6 million), compared to R156.8 million ($10.8 million) in fiscal 2018. Adjusted earnings per diluted ordinary share, also a non-IFRS measure, were 44 South African cents, compared to 27 South African cents for fiscal 2018.

On a U.S. Dollar basis, using the March 31, 2019 exchange rate of R14.4789 per U.S. Dollar, and a ratio of 25 ordinary shares to one ADS, adjusted earnings were $17.6 million, or 75 U.S. cents per diluted ADS, compared to $10.8 million, or 47 U.S. cents per diluted ADS in fiscal 2018.

Statement of Financial Position and Cash Flow: The Group generated R463.8 million ($32.0 million) in net cash from operating activities for fiscal 2019 and invested R286.5 million ($19.8 million) in capital expenditures during the year (including investments in in-vehicle devices of R191.6 million or $13.2 million), leading to free cash flow of R177.4 million ($12.3 million), compared to free cash flow of R14.9 million ($1.0 million) for fiscal 2018. Capital expenditures in fiscal 2018 were R338.3 million ($23.4 million) and included in-vehicle devices of R229.8 million ($15.9 million).

The Group utilized R138.7 million ($9.6 million) in financing activities, compared to R62.5 million ($4.3 million) utilized during fiscal 2018. The cash utilized in financing activities in fiscal 2019 mainly consisted of the repurchase of 9.2 million ordinary shares, which resulted in a cash outflow of R73.5 million ($5.1 million), dividends paid of R67.5 million ($4.7 million) and the repayment of lease liabilities of R11.4 million ($0.8 million), offset by proceeds from issuance of shares in respect of employee share options of R13.8 million ($1.0 million). The cash utilized in financing activities in fiscal 2018 included the repurchase of 5.0 million ordinary shares, which resulted in a cash outflow of R18.7 million ($1.3 million) and dividends paid of R53.2 million ($3.7 million).

Segment commentary for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019

The segment results below are presented on an integral margin basis. In respect of revenue, this method of measurement entails reviewing the segmental results based on external revenue only. In respect of Adjusted EBITDA (the non-IFRS profit measure identified by the Group), the margin generated by our Central Services Organization (“CSO”), net of any unrealized inter-company profit, is allocated to the geographic region where the external revenue is recorded by our Regional Sales Offices (“RSOs”).

CSO continues as a central services organization that wholesales our products and services to our RSOs who, in turn, interface with our end-customers and distributors. CSO is also responsible for the development of our hardware and software platforms and provides common marketing, product management, technical and distribution support to each of our other operating segments. CSO’s operating expenses are not allocated to each RSO.

Each RSO’s results reflect the external revenue earned, as well as the Adjusted EBITDA earned (or loss incurred) by each operating segment before the CSO and corporate cost allocations.

Segment   Subscription Revenue
Fiscal
2019
R'000
  Total Revenue
Fiscal
2019
R'000
  Adjusted EBITDA
Fiscal
2019
R'000
  Adjusted EBITDA

% change

on prior

year

  Adjusted EBITDA
Margin
Fiscal
2019
         
Africa 969,377 1,044,406 484,497 9.9% 46.4%
  Subscription revenue increased by 11.1% in the segment as a result of a 10.4% increase in subscribers since April 1, 2018. Total revenue increased by 9.1%. The region reported an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 46.4% (up from the 46.0% Adjusted EBITDA margin reported in fiscal 2018).
Americas 292,577 328,963 152,575 92.8% 46.4%
  Subscription revenue growth on a constant currency basis was 41.9%. Subscribers increased by 15.7% since April 1, 2018. Subscription revenue continued to receive assistance from the market’s ongoing preference for bundled deals across new and existing customers. Total revenue improved by 36.6% on a constant currency basis as hardware and other revenues increased by 11.2%. The region reported an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 46.4% (up from the 34.8% Adjusted EBITDA margin reported in fiscal 2018). Americas is currently the fastest growing geographical region both at a subscription revenue and Adjusted EBITDA level.
Middle East and Australasia 226,020 323,494 145,887 36.6% 45.1%
  Subscription revenue increased by 9.6% on a constant currency basis. Subscribers increased by 8.1% since April 1, 2018. Total revenue in constant currency improved by 13.0% as hardware revenues were higher than in fiscal 2018. The region reported an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 45.1% (up from the 38.3% Adjusted EBITDA margin reported in fiscal 2018).
Europe 140,539 209,757 67,796 3.8% 32.3%
  Subscription revenue growth on a constant currency basis was 16.4%. However, total revenue only increased by 3.6% on a constant currency basis due to lower hardware revenues compared to fiscal 2018. Subscribers increased by 9.0% since April 1, 2018. The region reported an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 32.3% (down from the 33.8% Adjusted EBITDA margin reported in fiscal 2018).
Brazil 63,987 68,408 27,598 64.8% 40.3%
  Subscription revenue increased by 40.1% on a constant currency basis. The increase was due to the market’s preference for bundled deals and an increase in subscribers of 28.2% since April 1, 2018. On a constant currency basis, total revenue increased by 39.6%. The segment reported Adjusted EBITDA of R27.6 million ($1.9 million) in fiscal 2019, at an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 40.3% (up from the 30.8% Adjusted EBITDA margin reported in fiscal 2018).
Central Services Organization 745 835 (156,894) (4.7%)
  CSO is responsible for the development of our hardware and software platforms and provides common marketing, product management, technical and distribution support to each of our other operating segments. The negative Adjusted EBITDA reported arises as a result of operating expenses carried by the segment.

Preliminary financial information

The reviewed but unaudited financial information set forth above is preliminary and subject to potential adjustments. Adjustments to the consolidated financial statements may be identified when audit work has been finalized for the Group’s year-end audit, which could result in potential differences from this preliminary reviewed but unaudited condensed financial information. Any changes to the financial information from the completion of the audit will be announced on SENS.

Business Outlook

MiX Telematics has translated U.S. Dollar amounts in this Business Outlook paragraph from South African Rand at an exchange rate of R14.3842 per $1.00, which was the R/$ exchange rate reported by Oanda.com as at May 8, 2019.

Based on information as of today, May 14, 2019, the Group is issuing the following financial guidance for the full 2020 fiscal year:

  • Subscription revenue - R1,935 million to R1,955 million ($134.5 million to $135.9 million), which would represent subscription revenue growth of 14.3% to 15.5% compared to fiscal 2019. On a constant currency basis, this would represent subscription revenue growth of 12.8% to 14.0%.
  • Total revenue - R2,182 million to R2,212 million ($151.7 million to $153.8 million), which would represent revenue growth of 10.4% to 12.0% compared to fiscal 2019. On a constant currency basis, this would represent revenue growth of 8.9% to 10.5%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA - R680 million to R701 million ($47.3 million to $48.7 million), which would represent Adjusted EBITDA growth of 12.8% to 16.3% compared to fiscal 2019.
  • Adjusted earnings per diluted ordinary share of 45.1 to 50.2 South African cents based on a weighted average of 585 million diluted ordinary shares in issue, and based on an effective tax rate of 28.0%. At a ratio of 25 ordinary shares to one ADS, this equates to adjusted earnings per diluted ADS of 78.4 to 87.2 U.S. cents.

For the first quarter of fiscal 2020 the Group expects subscription revenue to be in the range of R451 million to R457 million ($31.4 million to $31.8 million) which would represent subscription revenue growth of 15.5% to 17.1% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2019. On a constant currency basis, this would represent subscription revenue growth of 10.5% to 12.1%.

The key assumptions used in deriving the forecast are as follows:

  • Growth in subscription revenue and subscribers are based on expected growth rates related to market conditions and takes into account growth rates achieved previously.
  • Achieving hardware sales according to expectations, as hardware sales are dependent on the volumes of bundled solutions selected by customers.
  • An average forecast exchange rate for the 2020 fiscal year of R14.3000 per $1.00.

The forecast is the responsibility of the Board of Directors and has not been reviewed or reported on by the Group’s external auditors. The Group’s policy is to give guidance on a quarterly basis, if necessary, and does not update guidance between quarters.

The Group provides earnings guidance only on a non-IFRS basis and does not provide a reconciliation of forward-looking Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Ordinary Share guidance to the most directly comparable IFRS financial measures because of the inherent difficulty in forecasting and quantifying certain amounts that are necessary for such reconciliations, including adjustments that could be made for foreign exchange gains/(losses) and related tax consequences, restructuring costs, share-based compensation costs, and other charges reflected in the Group’s reconciliation of historic non-IFRS financial measures, the amounts of which, based on past experience, could be material.

The information disclosed in this “Business Outlook” paragraph complies with the disclosure requirements in terms of paragraph 8.38 of the JSE Listings Requirements which deals with profit forecasts.

Quarterly Reporting Policy in respect of JSE Listings Requirements

Following the listing of the Group’s ADSs on the New York Stock Exchange, the Group has adopted a quarterly reporting policy. As a result of such quarterly reporting the Group is, in terms of paragraph 3.4(b)(ix) of the JSE Listings Requirements, not required to publish trading statements in terms of paragraph 3.4(b)(i) to (viii) of the JSE Listings Requirements.

Conference Call Information

MiX Telematics management will also host a conference call and audio webcast at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) and 2:00 p.m. (South African Time) on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to discuss the Group’s financial results and current business outlook:

  • The live webcast of the call will be available at the “Investor Information” page of the Group’s website, http://investor.mixtelematics.com.
  • To access the call, dial +1-877-451-6152 (within the United States) or 0 800 983 831 (within South Africa) or +1-201-389-0879 (outside of the United States). The conference ID is 13689224.
  • A replay of this conference call will be available for a limited time at +1-844-512-2921 (within the United States) or +1-412-317-6671 (within South Africa or outside of the United States). The replay conference ID is 13689224.
  • A replay of the webcast will also be available for a limited time at http://investor.mixtelematics.com.

About MiX Telematics Limited

MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as SaaS to customers managing over 750,000 assets in approximately 120 countries. The Group’s products and services provide enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers with solutions for safety, efficiency, risk and security. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Romania, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX Telematics shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: MIX) and MiX Telematics American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (MIXT). For more information visit www.mixtelematics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including without limitation, statements concerning our financial guidance for the first quarter and full year of fiscal 2020, our position to execute on our growth strategy, and our ability to expand our leadership position. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about our plans, intentions, expectations, strategies and prospects, which are based on the information currently available to us and on assumptions we have made. Actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements and will be affected by a variety of risks and factors that are beyond our control including, without limitation, those described under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Group’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, as updated by other reports that the Group files with or furnishes to the SEC. The Group assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-IFRS financial measures

Adjusted EBITDA

To provide investors with additional information regarding its financial results, the Group has disclosed within this press release, Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin are non-IFRS financial measures, and they do not represent cash flows from operations for the periods indicated, and should not be considered an alternative to net income as an indicator of the Group’s results of operations, or as an alternative to cash flows from operations as an indicator of liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as the profit for the period before income taxes, net finance income/(costs) including foreign exchange gains/(losses), depreciation of property, plant and equipment including capitalized customer in-vehicle devices and right-of-use assets, amortization of intangible assets including capitalized in-house development costs and intangible assets identified as part of a business combination, share-based compensation costs, restructuring costs, profits/(losses) on the disposal or impairments of assets or subsidiaries, insurance reimbursements relating to impaired assets and certain litigation costs.

The Group has included Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin in this press release because they are key measures that the Group’s management and Board of Directors use to understand and evaluate its core operating performance and trends; to prepare and approve its annual budget; and to develop short and long-term operational plans. In particular, the exclusion of certain expenses in calculating Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of the Group’s core business. Accordingly, the Group believes that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin provide useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating its operating results.

The Group’s use of Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool, and you should not consider this performance measure in isolation from or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under IFRS. Some of these limitations are:

  • although depreciation and amortization are non-cash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized may have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect cash capital expenditure requirements for such replacements or for new capital expenditure requirements;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, the Group’s working capital needs;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not consider the potentially dilutive impact of equity-based compensation;
  • Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect tax payments or the payment of lease liabilities that may represent a reduction in cash available to the Group; and
  • other companies, including companies in our industry, may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently, which reduces its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, you should consider Adjusted EBITDA alongside other financial performance measures, including operating profit, profit for the year and our other results.

Headline Earnings

Headline earnings is a profit measure required for JSE-listed companies and is calculated in accordance with circular 4/2018 issued by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. The profit measure is determined by taking the profit for the period prior to certain separately identifiable re-measurements of the carrying amount of an asset or liability that arose after the initial recognition of such asset or liability net of related tax (both current and deferred) and related non-controlling interest.

Adjusted Earnings and Adjusted Earnings Per Share

Adjusted earnings per share is defined as profit attributable to owners of the parent, MiX Telematics Limited, excluding net foreign exchange gains/(losses) net of tax and share based compensation costs related to Performance Share Awards net of tax, divided by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period.

We have included Adjusted earnings per share in this press release because it provides a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of the Group’s core business by excluding net foreign exchange gains/(losses) from earnings, as well as share based compensation costs related to Performance Share Awards. Performance Share Awards were awarded under the MiX Telematics Long-Term Incentive Plan for the first time in November 2018 and are aimed at incentivising management to achieve cumulative subscription revenue and Adjusted EBITDA targets for the 2019 and 2020 fiscal years.

Accordingly, we believe that Adjusted earnings per share provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating the Group's operating results.

Free cash flow

Free cash flow is determined as net cash generated from operating activities less capital expenditure for investing activities. We believe that free cash flow provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating the Group’s cash flows as it provides detail of the amount of cash the Group generates or utilizes after accounting for all capital expenditures including investments in in-vehicle devices and development expenditure.

Constant currency and U.S. Dollar financial information

Financial information presented in United States Dollars and constant currency financial information presented as part of the commentary constitute pro-forma financial information under the JSE Listings Requirements. Unless otherwise stated, MiX Telematics has translated U.S. Dollar amounts from South African Rand at the exchange rate of R14.4789 per $1.00, which was the R/$ exchange rate reported by Oanda.com as at March 31, 2019.

Constant currency information has been presented to illustrate the impact of changes in currency rates on the Group’s results. The constant currency information has been determined by adjusting the current financial reporting period results to the prior period average exchange rates, determined as the average of the monthly exchange rates applicable to the period. The measurement has been performed for each of the Group’s currencies, including the U.S. Dollar and British Pound. The constant currency growth percentage has been calculated by utilizing the constant currency results compared to the prior period results.

This pro-forma financial information is the responsibility of the Group’s Board of Directors and is presented for illustrative purposes. Because of its nature, the pro-forma financial information may not fairly present MiX Telematics’ financial position, changes in equity, results of operations or cash flows. The pro-forma financial information does not constitute pro-forma information in accordance with the requirements of Regulation S-X of the SEC or generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. In addition, the rules and regulations related to the preparation of pro-forma financial information in other jurisdictions may also vary significantly from the requirements applicable in South Africa. The pro-forma financial information contained in this results announcement has been reviewed by our auditors, Deloitte & Touche and their unmodified report thereon is available for inspection at the Company’s registered office.

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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT
South African Rand United States Dollar
Year ended Year ended Year ended Year ended
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31,
2019 2018 2019 2018
        Reviewed       Audited     Unaudited       Unaudited
 
Revenue 1,975,863 1,712,482 136,465 118,274
Cost of sales       (655,844 )     (586,963 )     (45,297 )     (40,539 )
Gross profit 1,320,019 1,125,519 91,168 77,735
Other income/(expenses) - net 1,009 4,246 70 293
Operating expenses       (982,116 )     (914,813 )     (67,831 )     (63,183 )
-Sales and marketing (199,209 ) (184,978 ) (13,759 ) (12,776 )
-Administration and other charges       (782,907 )     (729,835 )     (54,072 )     (50,407 )
Operating profit 338,912 214,952 23,407 14,845
Finance income/(costs) - net       1,386       (69 )     96       (5 )
-Finance income 12,286 8,951 849 618
-Finance costs       (10,900 )     (9,020 )     (753 )     (623 )
Profit before taxation 340,298 214,883 23,503 14,840
Taxation       (137,962 )     (33,690 )     (9,528 )     (2,327 )
Profit for the year       202,336       181,193       13,975       12,513  
 
Attributable to:
Owners of the parent 202,336 181,134 13,975 12,510
Non-controlling interest       *       59       *       3  
        202,336       181,193       13,975       12,513  
 
Earnings per share
-basic (R/$) 0.36 0.32 0.02 0.02
-diluted (R/$) 0.35 0.32 0.02 0.02
 
Earnings per American Depositary Share (Unaudited)
-basic (R/$) 8.98 8.07 0.62 0.56
-diluted (R/$)       8.67       7.89       0.60       0.54  

* Amount less than R1,000/$1,000

 

 

 

MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED                    
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
South African Rand United States Dollar
Year ended Year ended Year ended Year ended
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31,
2019 2018 2019 2018
        Reviewed     Audited     Unaudited       Unaudited
 
Profit for the year 202,336 181,193 13,975 12,513
Other comprehensive income:
Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss
Exchange differences on translating foreign operations       114,596       (60,331 )     7,914       (4,166 )
- Attributable to owners of the parent 114,593 (60,339 ) 7,914 (4,167 )
- Attributable to non-controlling interest       3       8       *       1  
Taxation relating to components of other comprehensive income       1,151       (237 )     79       (16 )
Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the year, net of tax       115,747       (60,568 )     7,993       (4,182 )
Total comprehensive income for the year       318,083       120,625      

21,968

      8,331  
 
Attributable to:
Owners of the parent 318,080 120,558

21,968

8,326
Non-controlling interest       3       67       *       5  
Total comprehensive income for the year       318,083       120,625       21,968       8,331  

* Amount less than $1,000

 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED                  
HEADLINE EARNINGS
Reconciliation of Headline Earnings
South African Rand United States Dollar
Year ended Year ended Year ended Year ended
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31,
2019 2018 2019 2018
        Reviewed     Audited     Unaudited     Unaudited
 
 
Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent 202,336 181,134 13,975 12,510
Adjusted for:
Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (586 ) (1,264 ) (40 ) (87 )
Impairment of intangible assets 930 2,687 64 186
Impairment of property, plant and equipment 9 1
Income tax effect on the above components       (85 )     (380 )     (6 )     (26 )
Headline earnings attributable to owners of the parent       202,595       182,186       13,993       12,584  
Headline earnings
Headline earnings per share
-basic (R/$) 0.36 0.32 0.02 0.02
-diluted (R/$) 0.35 0.32 0.02 0.02
 
Headline earnings per American Depositary Share (Unaudited)
-basic (R/$) 8.99 8.12 0.62 0.56
-diluted (R/$) 8.68 7.94 0.60 0.55
 
Ordinary shares ('000)(1)
-in issue at March 31 561,947 564,420 561,947 564,420
-weighted average 563,578 561,088 563,578 561,088
-diluted weighted average 583,647 573,981 583,647 573,981
 
Weighted average American Depositary Shares ('000)(1) (Unaudited)
-in issue at March 31 22,478 22,577 22,478 22,577
-weighted average 22,543 22,444 22,543 22,444
-diluted weighted average       23,346       22,959       23,346       22,959  
 

(1)

 

March 31, 2019 figure excludes 40,000,000 (March 31, 2018: 40,000,000) treasury shares held by MiX Telematics Investments Proprietary Limited (“MiX Investments”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group.

 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED                  
ADJUSTED EARNINGS
Reconciliation of Adjusted Earnings
South African Rand United States Dollar
Year ended Year ended Year ended Year ended
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31,
2019 2018 2019 2018
        Reviewed       Audited     Unaudited       Unaudited  
                                 
Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent 202,336 181,134 13,975 12,510
Net foreign exchange (gains)/losses (383 ) 5,073 (26 ) 350
IFRS 2 charge on performance share awards (note 10) 5,110 353
Income tax effect on the above components       47,382       (29,403 )     3,272       (2,031 )
Adjusted earnings attributable to owners of the parent       254,445       156,804       17,574       10,829  
 
Reconciliation of earnings per share to adjusted earnings per share
Basic earnings per share (R/$) 0.36 0.32 0.02 0.02
Net foreign exchange (gains)/losses # 0.01 # #
IFRS 2 charge on performance share awards 0.01 #
Income tax effect on the above components       0.08       (0.05 )     0.01       #  
Basic adjusted earnings per share (R/$)       0.45       0.28       0.03       0.02  
 
Adjusted earnings per share
-basic (R/$) 0.45 0.28 0.03 0.02
-diluted (R/$) 0.44 0.27 0.03 0.02
 
Adjusted earnings per American Depositary Share (Unaudited)
-basic (R/$) 11.29 6.99 0.78 0.48
-diluted (R/$)       10.90       6.83       0.75       0.47  

# Amount less than R0.01/$0.01

 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED                  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
South African Rand United States Dollar
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31,
2019 2018 2019 2018
        Reviewed     Audited     Unaudited     Unaudited
 
ASSETS
Non-current assets
Property, plant and equipment (note 1) 457,446 334,038 31,594 23,071
Intangible assets 955,646 898,527 66,003 62,058
Capitalized commission assets (note 1) 54,066 3,734
Deferred tax assets       51,666       40,717       3,568       2,812  
Total non-current assets       1,518,824       1,273,282       104,899       87,941  
 
Current assets
Assets classified as held for sale (note 6) 17,058 17,058 1,178 1,178
Inventory 51,263 57,013 3,541 3,938
Trade and other receivables (note 1) 376,475 286,406 26,002 19,781
Taxation 24,119 30,373 1,666 2,098
Restricted cash 20,187 20,935 1,394 1,446
Cash and cash equivalents       383,443       308,258       26,483       21,290  
Total current assets       872,545       720,043       60,264       49,731  
Total assets       2,391,369       1,993,325       165,163       137,672  
 
EQUITY
Stated capital 786,633 846,405 54,329 58,458
Other reserves 83,212 (51,614 ) 5,747 (3,565 )
Retained earnings       881,819       722,380       60,904       49,892  
Equity attributable to owners of the parent 1,751,664 1,517,171 120,980 104,785
Non-controlling interest       13       10       1       1  
Total equity       1,751,677       1,517,181       120,981       104,786  
 
LIABILITIES
Non-current liabilities
Deferred tax liabilities 139,049 82,658 9,604 5,709
Provisions 2,226 2,132 154 147
Recurring commission liability (note 1) 1,798 124
Capitalized lease liability (note 1)       31,183             2,154        
Total non-current liabilities       174,256       84,790       12,036       5,856  
 
Current liabilities
Trade and other payables (note 1) 399,869 350,519 27,618 24,209
Capitalized lease liability (note 1) 10,745 742
Taxation 2,511 2,832 173 196
Provisions 22,049 20,283 1,523 1,401
Bank overdraft       30,262       17,720       2,090       1,224  
Total current liabilities       465,436       391,354       32,146       27,030  
Total liabilities       639,692       476,144       44,182       32,886  
Total equity and liabilities       2,391,369       1,993,325       165,163       137,672  
 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED                  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
South African Rand United States Dollar
Year ended Year ended Year ended Year ended
March 31, March 31, March 31, March 31,
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated 2019 2018 2019 2018
      Reviewed     Audited     Unaudited     Unaudited
 
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash generated from operations 541,432 413,025 37,395 28,526
Net finance income received 7,156 4,845 494 335
Taxation paid       (84,742 )     (64,662 )     (5,853 )     (4,466 )
Net cash generated from operating activities       463,846       353,208       32,036       24,395  
 
Cash flows from investing activities
Capital expenditure payments (286,458 ) (338,261 ) (19,784 ) (23,362 )
Proceeds on sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 2,222 4,388 153 303
Decrease in restricted cash

2,724

127

188

9
Increase in restricted cash      

(983

)     (8,389 )    

(68

)     (579 )
Net cash utilized in investing activities       (282,495 )     (342,135 )     (19,511 )     (23,629 )
 
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of ordinary shares 13,776 10,726 951 741
Repayment of capitalized lease liability (11,435 ) (789 )
Share repurchase (note 8) (73,548 ) (18,666 ) (5,080 ) (1,289 )
Dividends paid to Company’s owners (67,470 ) (53,201 ) (4,659 ) (3,674 )
Acquisition of non-controlling interest             (1,353 )           (93 )
Net cash utilized in financing activities       (138,677 )     (62,494 )     (9,577 )     (4,315 )
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents       42,674       (51,421 )     2,948       (3,549 )
 
Net cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year 290,538 356,333 20,066 24,611
Exchange gains/(losses) on cash and cash equivalents       19,969       (14,374 )     1,379       (996 )
Net cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year       353,181       290,538       24,393       20,066  
 
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED                          
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
Attributable to owners of the parent
South African Rand

Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated

      Stated

capital

    Other

reserves

    Retained

earnings

    Total     Non-
controlling
interest
    Total
equity
 
Balance at March 31, 2017 (Audited) 854,345       (4,370 )     594,514       1,444,489       (1,558 )     1,442,931  
 
Total comprehensive income       (60,576 )     181,134       120,558       67       120,625  
Profit for the year 181,134 181,134 59 181,193
Other comprehensive (loss)/income       (60,576 )           (60,576 )     8       (60,568 )
 
Total transactions with owners (7,940 )     13,332       (53,268 )     (47,876 )     1,501       (46,375 )
Shares issued in relation to share options and share appreciation rights exercised 10,726 10,726 10,726
Share-based payment transaction 9,000 9,000 9,000
Share-based payment - excess tax benefit 5,833 5,833 5,833
Dividends declared (note 9) (53,268 ) (53,268 ) (53,268 )
Share repurchase (note 8) (18,666 ) (18,666 ) (18,666 )
Transactions with non-controlling interest       (1,501 )           (1,501 )     1,501        
                                       
 
Balance at March 31, 2018 (Audited) 846,405 (51,614 ) 722,380 1,517,171 10 1,517,181
Adjustment on initial application of IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and IFRS 9 (note 1)        

 

          24,675       24,675             24,675  
Adjusted balance at April 1, 2018       846,405       (51,614 )     747,055       1,541,846       10       1,541,856  
 
 
Total comprehensive income       115,744       202,336       318,080       3       318,083  
Profit for the year 202,336 202,336 202,336
Other comprehensive income       115,744             115,744       3       115,747  
 
Total transactions with owners (59,772 )     19,082       (67,572 )     (108,262 )           (108,262 )
Shares issued in relation to share options and share appreciation rights exercised 13,776 13,776 13,776
Share-based payment transaction 12,140 12,140 12,140
Share-based payment - excess tax benefit 6,942 6,942 6,942
Dividends declared (note 9) (67,572 ) (67,572 ) (67,572 )
Share repurchase (note 8) (73,548 )                 (73,548 )           (73,548 )
                                       
Balance at March 31, 2019 (Reviewed)       786,633       83,212       881,819       1,751,664       13       1,751,677  
MIX TELEMATICS LIMITED                          
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
Attributable to owners of the parent
United States Dollar

Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated

      Stated
capital
    Other
reserves
    Retained
earnings
    Total     Non-
controlling
interest
    Total
equity
 
Balance at March 31, 2017 (Unaudited) 59,006 (302 ) 41,061 99,765 (108 ) 99,657
 
Total comprehensive income       (4,184 )     12,510       8,326       5       8,331  
Profit for the year 12,510 12,510 4 12,514
Other comprehensive (loss)/income       (4,184 )           (4,184 )     1       (4,183 )
 
Total transactions with owners (548 )     921       (3,679 )     (3,306 )     104       (3,202 )
Shares issued in relation to share options and share appreciation rights exercised 741 741 741
Share-based payment transaction 622 622 622
Share-based payment - excess tax benefit 403 403 403
Dividends declared (note 9) (3,679 ) (3,679 ) (3,679 )
Share repurchase (note 8) (1,289 ) (1,289 ) (1,289 )
Transactions with non-controlling interest       (104 )           (104 )     104        
                                         
 
Balance at March 31, 2018 (Unaudited) 58,458 (3,565 ) 49,892 104,785 1 104,786
Adjustment on initial application of IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and IFRS 9 (note 1)                   1,704       1,704             1,704  
Adjusted balance at April 1, 2018       58,458       (3,565 )     51,596       106,489       1       106,490  
                                 
 
Balance at March 31, 2018 (Unaudited)      

7,993

      13,975      

21,968

      *      

21,968

 
Profit for the year 13,975

13,975

*

13,975

Other comprehensive income      

7,993

           

7,993

      *      

7,993

 
 
Total transactions with owners (4,129 )    

1,319

      (4,667 )    

(7,477

)          

(7,477

)
Shares issued in relation to share options and share appreciation rights exercised 951 951 951
Share-based payment transaction

839

839

839

Share-based payment - excess tax benefit

480

480

480

Dividends declared (note 9) (4,667 ) (4,667 ) (4,667 )
Share repurchase (note 8) (5,080 )                 (5,080 )           (5,080 )
                                         
Balance at March 31, 2019 (Unaudited)       54,329      

5,747

      60,904       120,980       1       120,981  

* Amount less than $1,000

 

NOTES TO PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RESULTS

1. Basis of preparation and accounting policies

The preliminary condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the requirements of the JSE Limited (JSE) Listings Requirements for preliminary condensed financial statements and the requirements of the Companies Act applicable to financial statements. The JSE Listings Requirements require preliminary condensed financial statements to be prepared in accordance with the framework concepts and the measurement and recognition requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the SAICA Financial Reporting Guides as issued by the Accounting Practices Committee and Financial Pronouncements as issued by the Financial Reporting Standards Council and to also, as a minimum, contain the information required by IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting.

The accounting policies applied in the preparation of the preliminary condensed consolidated financial statements are in terms of IFRS and are consistent with those accounting policies applied in the preparation of the previous consolidated annual financial statements, except for the adoption of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (“IFRS 9”), IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (“IFRS 15”) and IFRS 16 Leases (“IFRS 16”) from April 1, 2018.

The preliminary condensed consolidated financial statements were prepared under the supervision of the Interim Chief Financial Officer, PM Dell, CA(SA). The results were made available on May 14, 2019.

Adoption of IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16

IFRS 9 is effective for the Group from April 1, 2018.

IFRS 15 permits a modified retrospective cumulative catch-up approach for the adoption, which the Group has decided to apply. Under this approach, the Group has recognized transitional adjustments in retained earnings on the date of initial application (i.e. April 1, 2018), without restating the comparative period. Under the practical expedient, the new requirements were only applied to contracts that were not completed as of April 1, 2018.

IFRS 16 applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2019, but can be early adopted. Given that the Group applied IFRS 15 from April 1, 2018, the Group decided to early adopt IFRS 16 from this date.

The Group has chosen to apply the ‘simplified approach’ on adoption of IFRS 16 that includes certain relief related to the measurement of the right-of-use asset and the lease liability at April 1, 2018, rather than full retrospective application. Furthermore, the ‘simplified approach’ does not require a restatement of comparatives.

Refer to Note 2.1.1.2 of our consolidated financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2018 for further details on the adoption of the above mentioned standards.

Summary of the impact at April 1, 2018 of adopting IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16:

        South African Rand   United States Dollar
IFRS 9 Assets       (R3.2 million)   ($0.2 million)
Trade and other receivables (R3.2 million)   ($0.2 million)
 
IFRS 15 Assets R46.5 million   $3.2 million
Capitalized commission assets R45.3 million $3.1 million
Trade and other receivables (1) R1.2 million   $0.1 million
 
IFRS 16 Assets R29.9 million   $2.0 million
Property, plant and equipment R30.6 million $2.1 million
Trade and other receivables (2) (R0.7 million)   ($0.1 million)
             
Total Assets       R73.2 million   $5.0 million
 
IFRS 15 Liabilities R8.7 million   $0.6 million
Recurring commission liability (non-current) R4.0 million $0.3 million
Trade and other payables (3) R4.7 million   $0.3 million
 
IFRS 16 Liabilities R31.9 million   $2.2 million
Capitalized lease liability (non-current) R23.3 million $1.6 million
Capitalized lease liability (current) R8.8 million $0.6 million
Trade and other payables (2) (R0.2 million)   ($0.01 million)
 
Deferred tax liabilities       R7.9 million   $0.5 million
Total liabilities       R48.5 million   $3.3 million
             
Net increase in equity       R24.7 million   $1.7 million

(1)

 

Contract assets related to fixed escalations.

(2)

Reversal of lease prepayment and lease accruals under IAS 17 Leases. These have been reflected in the measurement of the lease liability under IFRS 16.

(3)

Includes the current portion of additional recurring commission liability of R2.9 million ($0.2 million) and increase in liabilities related to contracts with customers due to significant financing adjustments of R1.8 million ($0.1 million).

 

Summary of impact on fiscal 2019 results of adopting IFRS 9, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16:

The only material impact on the condensed consolidated income statement for fiscal 2019 was a R7.9 million ($0.6 million) increase in finance costs. This was primarily as a result of IFRS 15 significant financing activity interest expense and IFRS 16 capitalized lease liability interest. The impact on every other line item in the condensed consolidated income statement for fiscal 2019 was not material.

The only adjustment to the statement of cash flows was an outflow of R11.4 million ($0.8 million) in respect of the capital portion of lease liability payments being recorded in cash flows from financing activities as a result of the adoption of IFRS 16. This outflow was previously accounted for as an operating lease expense and included under cash generated from operations.

Presentation currency and convenience translation

The Group’s presentation currency is South African Rand. In addition to presenting these preliminary condensed consolidated financial results in South African Rand, supplementary information in U.S. Dollars has been prepared for the convenience of users of the Group financial results. Unless otherwise stated, the Group has translated U.S. Dollar amounts from South African Rand at the exchange rate of R14.4789 per $1.00, which was the R/$ exchange rate reported by Oanda.com as at March 31, 2019. The U.S. Dollar figures may not compute as they are rounded independently.

The supplementary information prepared in U.S. Dollars constitutes pro-forma financial information under the JSE Listings Requirements. This pro-forma financial information is the responsibility of the Group’s Board of Directors and is presented for illustrative purposes. Because of its nature, the pro-forma financial information may not fairly present MiX Telematics’ financial position, changes in equity, results of operations or cash flows. The pro-forma financial information does not constitute pro-forma information in accordance with the requirements of Regulation S-X of the SEC or generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. In addition, the rules and regulations related to the preparation of pro-forma financial information in other jurisdictions may also vary significantly from the requirements applicable in South Africa.

2. Independent review

The preliminary condensed consolidated financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2019 have been reviewed by Deloitte & Touche, who expressed an unmodified review conclusion thereon, which is available for inspection at the Company's registered office. The auditor's report does not necessarily report on all the information contained in these financial results. Shareholders are therefore advised that in order to obtain a full understanding of the nature of the auditor's engagement they should obtain a copy of the auditor's report together with the accompanying financial information from the Company's registered office. Any reference to future financial performance, included in this announcement, has not been reviewed or reported on by the Company’s auditors.

3. Segment information

Our operating segments are based on the geographical location of our Regional Sales Offices (“RSOs”) and also include our Central Services Organization (“CSO”). CSO is our central services organization that wholesales our products and services to our RSOs who, in turn, interface with our end-customers, distributors and dealers. CSO is also responsible for the development of our hardware and software platforms and provides common marketing, product management, technical and distribution support to each of our other operating segments.

The chief operating decision maker (CODM”) reviews the segment results on an integral margin basis as defined by management. The CODM, who is responsible for allocating resources and assessing performance of the operating segments, has been identified collectively as the executive committee and the Chief Executive Officer who make strategic decisions. In respect of revenue, this method of measurement entails reviewing the segmental results based on external revenue only. In respect of Adjusted EBITDA (the profit measure identified by the CODM), the margin generated by CSO, net of any unrealized intercompany profit, is allocated to the geographic region where the external revenue is recorded by our RSOs. The costs remaining in CSO relate mainly to research and development of hardware and software platforms, common marketing, product management and technical and distribution support to each of the RSOs. CSO is a reportable segment of the Group because it produces discrete financial information which is reviewed by the CODM and has the ability to generate external revenues.

Each RSO’s results therefore reflect the external revenue earned, as well as the Adjusted EBITDA earned (or loss incurred) by each operating segment before the remaining CSO and corporate costs allocations. Segment assets are not disclosed as segment information is not reviewed on such a basis by the CODM.

SEGMENTAL ANALYSIS                  
 
South African Rand
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated
     

Subscription
revenue

   

Hardware and
other revenue

   

Total
revenue

   

Adjusted
EBITDA

 
Year ended March 31, 2019 (Reviewed)
Regional Sales Offices
Africa   969,377 75,029 1,044,406 484,497
Europe 140,539 69,218 209,757 67,796
Americas 292,577 36,386 328,963 152,575
Middle East and Australasia 226,020 97,474 323,494 145,887
Brazil 63,987       4,421       68,408       27,598  
Total Regional Sales Offices 1,692,500 282,528 1,975,028 878,353
Central Services Organization           745       90       835       (156,894 )
Total Segment Results 1,693,245 282,618 1,975,863 721,459
Corporate and consolidation entries                         (118,674 )
Total           1,693,245       282,618       1,975,863       602,785  
 
South African Rand
Figures are in thousands unless otherwise stated
     

Subscription
revenue

   

Hardware and
other revenue

   

Total
revenue

   

Adjusted
EBITDA

                 
Year ended March 31, 2018 (Audited)
Regional Sales Offices  
Africa 872,646 84,832 957,478 440,900
Europe 115,199 78,061 193,260 65,326
Americas 194,890 32,715 227,605 79,127
Middle East and Australasia 200,241 78,424 278,665 106,835
Brazil           50,735       3,695       54,430       16,747  
Total Regional Sales Offices 1,433,711 277,727 1,711,438 708,935
Central Services Organization ...