Net 1 Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results

February 9, 2022 at 4:05 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UEPS; JSE: NT1) today released results for the second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2021.

Highlights:

  • Continued momentum in Easy Pay Everywhere (“EPE”), ending the quarter with just under 1.1 million EPE accounts as of December 31, 2021;
  • At December 31, 2021, unrestricted cash of $182.4 million;
  • Revenue of $31.1 million, a decrease of 4% from Q2 2021;
  • 38% recovery in operating loss to $(9.4) million in Q2 2022, reflecting the direct cost reductions in our Consumer business;
  • GAAP EPS of $(0.22) and Fundamental EPS of $(0.13); and
  • 42% improvement in adjusted EBITDA loss to $(7.1) million, underpinned by the turnaround in our Consumer business.

“I am pleased with the progress we made in Q2, towards our strategic goal of returning our consumer financial services business to breakeven and then profitability as soon as possible. During the quarter we continued to grow active accounts, improved average revenue per customer and delivered on our cost savings initiatives. We have seen this positive momentum translate into a marked improvement in the operational performance of our consumer business compared to Q1.” said Chris Meyer, Group CEO of Net1. “We are looking forward to finalizing the Connect Group acquisition in Q3, which will transform our Merchant business, once all the regulatory approvals are in place. We also made key enhancements to our management team, positioning us with the right leadership to successfully execute our long-term growth strategy and advance our key initiatives. However, we know there is still a lot more work to be done as we continue our journey of building the leading South African FinTech platform for underserved consumers and merchants.”

Summary Financial Metrics

Three months ended

    Three months ended                
    Dec 31,
2021
  Dec 31,
2020
  Sep 30,
2021
  Q2 ’22 vs
Q2 ’21
  Q2 ’22 vs
Q1 ’22
  Q2 ’22 vs
Q2 ’21
  Q2 ’22 vs
Q1 ’22
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data) USD ‘000’s
(except per share data)
  % change in USD   % change in ZAR
Revenue 31,114     32,305     34,504     (4 %)   (10 %)   (4 %)   (5 %)
                             
GAAP operating loss (9,427 )   (15,205 )   (11,225 )   (38 %)   (16 %)   (38 %)   (12 %)
                             
Adjusted EBITDA (loss)(1) (7,059 )   (12,132 )   (10,087 )   (42 %)   (30 %)   (42 %)   (26 %)
                             
GAAP (loss) earnings per share ($) (0.22 )   (0.08 )   (0.23 )   171 %   (5 %)   170 %   (0 %)
                             
Fundamental loss per share ($)(1) (0.13 )   (0.23 )   (0.22 )   (43 %)   (41 %)   (44 %)   (38 %)
                             
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000’s) 57,204     56,641     56,809     1 %   1 %   nm     nm  
                             
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate 15.38     15.47     14.61     (1 %)   5 %   nm     nm  

Six months ended

    Six months ended
December 31,
  F2022 vs
F2021

  F2022 vs
F2021

    2021     2020      
(All figures in USD ‘000s except per share data) USD ‘000’s
(except per share data)
% change in USD   % change in ZAR
Revenue 65,618     67,441     (3 %)   (9 %)
                 
GAAP operating loss (20,652 )   (25,980 )   (21 %)   (25 %)
                 
Adjusted EBITDA (loss)(1) (17,146 )   (21,876 )   (22 %)   (26 %)
                 
GAAP loss per share ($) (0.45 )   (0.59 )   (24 %)   (29 %)
                 
Fundamental loss per share ($)(1) (0.35 )   (0.45 )   (22 %)   (27 %)
                 
Fully-diluted shares outstanding (‘000’s) 57,093     56,880     0 %   nm  
                 
Average period USD/ ZAR exchange rate 15.47     16.47     (6 %)   nm  

(1) Adjusted EBITDA (loss), fundamental loss and fundamental loss per share are non-GAAP measures and are described below under “Use of Non-GAAP Measures—EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, and —Fundamental net (loss) income and fundamental (loss) earnings per share.” See Attachment B for a reconciliation of GAAP operating loss to EBITDA (loss) and Adjusted EBITDA (loss), and GAAP net loss to fundamental net loss and loss per share.

Factors impacting comparability of our Q2 2022 and Q2 2021 results

  • Lower revenue: Our revenues decreased 4% in ZAR primarily due to lower hardware sales as a result of the global chip shortage and fewer prepaid airtime sales. The benefit of the increase in active accounts was offset by lower ATM transactions as the number of active ATMs decreased as we go through a relocation process;
  • Lower operating losses: Operating losses decreased, delivering an improvement of 38% in ZAR compared with the prior period primarily due to the closure of IPG and the implementation of various cost reduction initiatives in our Consumer business;
  • Significant transaction costs: We expensed $1.5 million of transaction costs related to the Connect Group acquisition; and
  • Foreign exchange movements: The U.S. dollar was 1% stronger against the ZAR during Q2 2022, which impacted our reported results.

Results of Operations by Segment and Liquidity

During November 2021, our chief operating decision maker (“CODM”) changed our operating and internal reporting structures following the establishment of a new management team and our decision to focus primarily on the South African market. Our CODM has decided to analyze our operating performance primarily based on operational lines which group financial services provided to customers (consumers) into the Consumer operating segment and goods and services provided to corporate and other juristic entities into the Merchant operating segment.

Consumer

Segment revenue was $16.6 million in Q2 2022, up 2% compared with Q2 2021, and up 2% compared with Q1 2022 on a constant currency basis. Segment revenue increased primarily due to higher insurance revenue and moderately higher account holder fees, which was partially offset by moderately lower lending revenue and lower ATM transaction volumes. Segment EBITDA loss has decreased primarily due to the implementation of various cost reduction initiatives, which was partially offset by an increase in insurance-related claims experience and an increase in our allowance for doubtful finance loans receivable recorded during the second quarter of fiscal 2022 following strong loan originations in December 2021. Our EBITDA loss margin (calculated as EBITDA loss divided by revenue) for Q2 2022 and 2021 was (27.4%) and (32.1%), respectively.

Merchant

Segment revenue was $14.1 million in Q2 2022, down 8% compared with Q2 2021 and down 13% compared to Q1 2022 on a constant currency basis. Segment revenue decreased due to fewer hardware sales as a result of the global chip shortage and fewer prepaid airtime sales, which was partially offset by higher processing fees. The decrease in segment EBITDA is primarily due to the lower revenue. The decrease in segment EBITDA is primarily due to fewer sales. Our EBITDA margin for Q2 2022 and 2021 was 5.6% and 8.1%, respectively.

Other

Other includes the activities of IPG in fiscal 2021 and our other business outside South Africa.

Segment revenue decreased due to lower revenue following the closure of IPG in fiscal 2021. We recorded an EBITDA contribution during Q2 2022 following the closure of our loss-making activities performed through IPG. Our EBITDA (loss) margin for the Other segment was 31.1% and (494.2%) during Q2 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Corporate/Eliminations

Our corporate expenses generally include acquisition-related intangible asset amortization; expenses incurred related to corporate actions; expenditure related to compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; non-employee directors’ fees; certain employee and executive bonuses; stock-based compensation; legal fees; audit fees; directors and officer’s insurance premiums; elimination entries and from fiscal 2022 our group CEO’s compensation.

Our corporate expenses for fiscal 2022 decreased compared with fiscal 2021 due to the inclusion of an allowance on doubtful loans receivable from equity-accounted investments of $0.7 million created during the second quarter of fiscal 2021. Our corporate expenses for fiscal 2022 includes transaction related expenses of $1.5 million (ZAR 22.9 million) related to the Connect Group acquisition. We expect to incur additional expenses related to the Connect Group transaction in the third quarter of fiscal 2022.

Cash flow and liquidity

At December 31, 2021, our cash and cash equivalents were $182.4 million and comprised of U.S. dollar-denominated balances of $159.4 million, ZAR-denominated balances of ZAR 0.3 billion ($21.0 million), and other currency deposits, primarily Botswana pula, of $2.0 million, all amounts translated at exchange rates applicable as of December 31, 2021. The decrease in our unrestricted cash balances from June 30, 2021, was primarily due to growth in our financial loans receivable book in December 2021, and utilization of cash reserves to fund our operations, partially offset by the receipt of $7.5 million related to the sale of Bank Frick in fiscal 2021.

Excluding the impact of income taxes, our cash used in operating activities during the first quarter of fiscal 2022 was impacted by the utilization of cash to grow our financial loans receivable book in December 2021, but partially offset by lower cash losses incurred by the majority of our continuing operations. Capital expenditures for Q2 2022 and 2021 were $0.2 million and $3.0 million, respectively.

Conference Call

Net1 will host a conference call to review these results on February 10, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. To participate in the call, dial 1-508-924-4326 (US and Canada), 0333-300-1418 (U.K. only) or 010-201-6800 (South Africa only) ten minutes prior to the start of the call. Callers should request “Net1 call” upon dial-in. The call will also be webcast on the Net1 homepage, www.net1.com. Please click on the webcast link at least ten minutes prior to the call. A webcast of the call will be available for replay on the Net1 website.

Participants can pre-register for the February 10, 2022, conference call by navigating to https://services.choruscall.za.com/DiamondPassRegistration/register?confirmationNumber=4585301&linkSecurityString=825dd9610 Participants utilizing this pre-registration service will receive their dial-in number upon registration.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

U.S. securities laws require that when we publish any non-GAAP measures, we disclose the reason for using these non-GAAP measures and provide reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. The presentation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, fundamental net (loss) income and fundamental (loss) earnings per share and headline (loss) earnings per share are non-GAAP measures.

Operating income before depreciation and amortization and adjusted EBITDA

Operating income before depreciation and amortization is GAAP operating (loss) income adjusted for depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), adjusted for unusual non-recurring items, costs related to acquisitions and transactions consummated or ultimately not pursued.

Fundamental net loss and fundamental loss per share

Fundamental net loss and loss per share is GAAP net loss and loss per share adjusted for the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (net of deferred taxes), stock-based compensation charges, and unusual non-recurring items, including costs related to acquisitions and transactions consummated or ultimately not pursued.

Fundamental net loss and loss per share for fiscal 2022 also includes an adjustment for to an unrealized loss related to fair value adjustments in respect of currency options.

Fundamental net loss and loss per share for fiscal 2021 also includes adjustments related to changes in the fair value of equity securities, impairment losses related to an equity-accounted investment and the deferred tax liability reversal related to the impairment of the equity-accounted investment, an allowance for doubtful loans to equity-accounted investments and a loss on disposal of an equity-accounted investment.

Management believes that the EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, fundamental net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share metrics enhance its own evaluation, as well as an investor’s understanding, of our financial performance. Attachment B presents the reconciliation between GAAP operating income and EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA; and GAAP net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share and fundamental net (loss) income and (loss) earnings per share.

Headline (loss) earnings per share (“H(L)EPS”)

The inclusion of H(L)EPS in this press release is a requirement of our listing on the JSE. H(L)EPS basic and diluted is calculated using net (loss) income which has been determined based on GAAP. Accordingly, this may differ to the headline (loss) earnings per share calculation of other companies listed on the JSE as these companies may report their financial results under a different financial reporting framework, including but not limited to, International Financial Reporting Standards.

H(L)EPS basic and diluted is calculated as GAAP net (loss) income adjusted for the impairment losses related to our equity-accounted investments and (profit) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment. Attachment C presents the reconciliation between our net (loss) income used to calculate (loss) earnings per share basic and diluted and H(L)EPS basic and diluted and the calculation of the denominator for headline diluted (loss) earnings per share.

About Net1

Net1 is a leading financial technology company that utilizes its proprietary banking and payment technology to deliver on its mission of financial inclusion through the distribution of low-cost financial and value-added services to underserved consumers and small businesses in Southern Africa, which represents a significant segment of these economies. The Company also provides transaction processing services, including being a payment processor and bill payment platform in South Africa. Net1 leverages its strategic investments to further expand its product offerings or to enter new markets.

Net1 has a primary listing on NASDAQ (NasdaqGS: UEPS) and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: NT1). Visit www.net1.com for additional information about Net1.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. A discussion of various factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements are included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to revise any of these statements to reflect future events.

Investor Relations Contact:
Partner – ICR
Email: net1IR@icrinc.com

Media Relations Contact:
Bridget von Holdt
Co-Market Leader | MD – BCW
Phone: +27-82-610-0650
Email: Bridget.vonholdt@bcw-global.com

NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.      
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations      
      Unaudited   Unaudited
      Three months ended   Six months ended
      December 31,   December 31,
      2021     2020     2021     2020  
      (In thousands)   (In thousands)
                           
REVENUE   $ 31,114     $ 32,305     $ 65,618     $ 67,441  
                           
EXPENSE                        
                           
  Cost of goods sold, IT processing, servicing and support     20,580       24,339       44,787       50,799  
  Selling, general and administration     17,746       22,097       38,188       40,625  
  Depreciation and amortization     726       1,074       1,621       1,997  
  Transaction costs related to Connect Group acquisition     1,489       -       1,674       -  
                           
OPERATING LOSS     (9,427 )     (15,205 )     (20,652 )     (25,980 )
                           
CHANGE IN FAIR VALUE OF EQUITY SECURITIES     -       15,128       -       15,128  
                           
UNREALIZED LOSS RELATED TO FAIR VALUE ADJUSTMENT TO CURRENCY OPTIONS     2,429       -       2,429       -  
                           
LOSS ON DISPOSAL OF EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENT     -       13       -       13  
                           
INTEREST INCOME     313       717       702       1,328  
                           
INTEREST EXPENSE     765       677       1,581       1,424  
                           
LOSS BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE     (12,308 )     (50 )     (23,960 )     (10,961 )
                           
INCOME TAX EXPENSE     98       3,468       284       2,378  
                           
NET LOSS BEFORE LOSS FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS     (12,406 )     (3,518 )     (24,244 )     (13,339 )
                           
LOSS FROM EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS     -       (1,016 )     (1,156 )     (20,153 )
                           
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO NET1     (12,406 )     (4,534 )     (25,400 )     (33,492 )
                           
Net loss per share, in United States dollars:                        
Basic loss attributable to Net1 shareholders   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.45 )   $ (0.59 )
Diluted loss attributable to Net1 shareholders   $ (0.22 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.45 )   $ (0.59 )


NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
            Unaudited   (A)
            December 31,   June 30,
            2021
  2021
            (In thousands, except share data)
          ASSETS          
CURRENT ASSETS          
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 182,356     $ 198,572  
  Restricted cash   57,788       25,193  
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance of - December: $424; June: $267 and other receivables   20,701       26,583  
  Finance loans receivable, net of allowance of - December: $2,397; June: $2,349   21,571       21,142  
  Inventory   20,005       22,361  
    Total current assets before settlement assets   302,421       293,851  
      Settlement assets   369       466  
        Total current assets   302,790       294,317  
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of - December: $34,643; June: $38,535   5,389       7,492  
OPERATING LEASE RIGHT-OF-USE   3,611       4,519  
EQUITY-ACCOUNTED INVESTMENTS   7,217       10,004  
GOODWILL   26,239       29,153  
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of - December: $14,757; June: $16,403   288       357  
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES   868       622  
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS, including reinsurance assets   77,821       81,866  
TOTAL ASSETS   424,223       428,330  
                     
          LIABILITIES          
CURRENT LIABILITIES          
  Short-term credit facilities for ATM funding   47,960       14,245  
  Accounts payable   3,539       7,113  
  Other payables   30,248       27,588  
  Operating lease liability - current   2,516       2,822  
  Income taxes payable   271       256  
    Total current liabilities before settlement obligations   84,534       52,024  
      Settlement obligations   369       466  
        Total current liabilities   84,903       52,490  
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES   10,402       10,415  
OPERATING LEASE LIABILITY - LONG TERM   1,281       1,890  
OTHER LONG-TERM LIABILITIES, including insurance policy liabilities   2,391       2,576  
TOTAL LIABILITIES   98,977       67,371  
REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK   84,979       84,979  
                     
          EQUITY          
NET1 EQUITY:          
COMMON STOCK          
  Authorized: 200,000,000 with $0.001 par value;          
  Issued and outstanding shares, net of treasury: December: $57,657,172; June: $56,716,620   80       80  
PREFERRED STOCK          
  Authorized shares: 50,000,000 with $0.001 par value;          
  Issued and outstanding shares, net of treasury: December: -; June: -   -       -  
ADDITIONAL PAID-IN-CAPITAL   303,804       301,959  
TREASURY SHARES, AT COST: December: $24,891,292; June: $24,891,292   (286,951 )     (286,951 )
ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS   (157,879 )     (145,721 )
RETAINED EARNINGS   381,213       406,613  
TOTAL NET1 EQUITY   240,267       275,980  
NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST   -       -  
TOTAL EQUITY   240,267       275,980  
                     
TOTAL LIABILITIES, REDEEMABLE COMMON STOCK AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 424,223     $ 428,330  

(A) Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.

NET 1 UEPS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.      
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows      
      Unaudited   Unaudited
      Three months ended   Six months ended
      December 31,   December 31,
      2021    2020    2021    2020 
      (In thousands)   (In thousands)
                           
Cash flows from operating activities                      
  Net loss $ (12,406 )   $ (4,534 )   $ (25,400 )   $ (33,492 )
  Depreciation and amortization   726       1,074       1,621       1,997  
  Impairment loss   85       -       225       -  
  Movement in allowance for doubtful accounts receivable   740       100       1,126       614  
  Loss from equity-accounted investments   -       1,016       1,156       20,153  
  Movement in allowance for doubtful loans   -       661       -       739  
  Change in fair value of equity securities   -       (15,128 )     -       (15,128 )
  Fair value adjustment related to financial liabilities   (234 )     790       (324 )     1,676  
  Unrealized loss related to fair value adjustment to currency options   2,429       -       2,429       -  
  Interest payable   (113 )     42       (102 )     (21 )
  Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment   -       13       -       13  
  Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment   (1,356 )     752       (1,521 )     742  
  Stock-based compensation charge   788       232       1,097       631  
  Dividends received from equity-accounted investments   -       68       137       125  
  (Increase) Decrease in accounts receivable and finance loans receivable   (3,467 )     6,559       (2,279 )     (1,556 )
  (Increase) Decrease in inventory   (1,429 )     (145 )     154       2,214  
  Increase (Decrease) in accounts payable and other payables   676       (3,084 )     245       (3,499 )
  (Decrease) Increase in taxes payable   (245 )     (421 )     49       (15,338 )
  Increase (Decrease) in deferred taxes   21       26       (346 )     (1,729 )
    Net cash used in operating activities   (13,785 )     (11,979 )     (21,733 )     (41,859 )
                           
Cash flows from investing activities                      
Capital expenditures   (189 )     (3,023 )     (887 )     (3,298 )
Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment   1,760       75       1,991       91  
Proceeds from disposal of equity-accounted investment - Bank Frick   7,500       -       7,500       -  
Proceeds from disposal of Net1 Korea, net of cash disposed   -       -       -       20,114  
Proceeds from disposal of DNI as equity-accounted investment   -       5,681       -       6,010  
Loan to equity-accounted investment   -       (1,160 )     -       (1,238 )
Net change in settlement assets   97       1,377       97       5,445  
  Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities   9,168       3,084       8,701       27,258  
                           
Cash flows from financing activities                      
Proceeds from bank overdraft   172,445       137,333       311,350       206,479  
Repayment of bank overdraft   (172,768 )     (88,258 )     (271,676 )     (165,108 )
Proceeds from issue of shares   739       18       739       18  
Proceeds from disgorgement of shareholders' short-swing profits   -       26       -       124  
Net change in settlement obligations   (97 )     (1,377 )     (97 )     (5,445 )
  Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   319       47,742       40,316       36,068  
                           
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash   (5,979 )     12,296       (10,905 )     13,102  
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash   (10,277 )     51,143       16,379       34,569  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – beginning of period   250,421       215,911       223,765       232,485  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash – end of period $ 240,144     $ 267,054     $ 240,144     $ 267,054  

Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc.

Attachment A

Operating segment revenue, operating (loss) income and operating (loss) margin:

Three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020 and June 30, 2021

                Three months ended Change - actual Change – constant
exchange rate
(1)
                Dec 31, 2021
  Dec 31, 2020   Sep 30, 2021 Q2 '22
vs
Q2 '21
Q2 '22
vs
Q1 '22
Q2 '22
vs
Q2 '21
Q2 '22
vs
Q1 '22
Key segmental data, in ’000, except margins      
Revenue:                          
  Consumer   $ 16,639     $ 16,259     $ 17,164   2 % (3 %) 2 % 2 %
  Merchant     14,102       15,206       17,072   (7 %) (17 %) (8 %) (13 %)
  Other     396       878       427   (55 %) (7 %) (55 %) (2 %)
      Subtotal: Operating segments     31,137       32,343       34,663   (4 %) (10 %) (4 %) (5 %)
      Intersegment eliminations     (23 )     (38 )     (159 ) (39 %) (86 %) (40 %) (85 %)
        Consolidated revenue   $ 31,114     $ 32,305     $ 34,504   (4 %) (10 %) (4 %) (5 %)
                                       
EBITDA:                          
  Consumer   $ (4,551 )   $ (5,214 )   $ (9,454 ) (13 %) (52 %) (13 %) (49 %)
  Merchant     795       1,227       1,885   (35 %) (58 %) (36 %) (56 %)
  Other     123       (4,339 )     143   nm   (14 %) nm   (9 %)
    Subtotal: Operating segments     (3,633 )     (8,326 )     (7,426 ) (56 %) (51 %) (57 %) (49 %)
    Corporate/Eliminations     (4,235 )     (4,743 )     (1,980 ) (11 %) 114 % (11 %) 125 %
      Segment Adjusted EBITDA     (7,868 )     (13,069 )     (9,406 ) (40 %) (16 %) nm   nm  
        Less: Lease adjustments     833       1,062       924   (22 %) (10 %) nm   nm  
        Less: Depreciation and amortization     726       1,074       895   (32 %) (19 %) nm   nm  
          Consolidated operating loss   $ (9,427 )   $ (15,205 )   $ (11,225 ) (38 %) (16 %) (38 %) (12 %)
                                       
EBITDA (loss) margin (%)                          
  Consumer     (27.4 %)     (32.1 %)     (55.1 %)        
  Merchant     5.6 %     8.1 %     11.0 %        
  Other     31.1 %     (494.2 %)     33.5 %        
    Consolidated EBITDA (loss) margin     (30.3 %)     (47.1 %)     (32.5 %)        

(1) – This information shows what the change in these items would have been if the USD/ ZAR exchange rate that prevailed during Q2 2022 also prevailed during Q2 2021 and Q1 2022.

Six months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

                            Change - actual Change – constant exchange rate(1)
                Six months ended
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  F2021
vs
F2020
F2021
vs
F2020
Key segmental data, in ’000, except margins   2021    2020   
Revenue:                  
  Consumer   $ 33,803     $ 31,631     7 % 0 %
  Merchant     31,174       33,452     (7 %) (12 %)
  Other     823       2,434     (66 %) (68 %)
      Subtotal: Operating segments     65,800       67,517     (3 %) (8 %)
      Intersegment eliminations     (182 )     (76 )   139 % 125 %
        Consolidated revenue   $ 65,618     $ 67,441     (3 %) (9 %)
                               
Operating (loss) income:                  
  Consumer   $ (14,005 )   $ (11,785 )   19 % 12 %
  Merchant     2,680       4,198     (36 %) (40 %)
  Other     266       (6,970 )   nm   nm  
    Subtotal: Operating segments     (11,059 )     (14,557 )   (24 %) (29 %)
    Corporate/Eliminations     (6,215 )     (7,539 )   (18 %) (23 %)
      Segment Adjusted EBITDA     (17,274 )     (22,096 )   (22 %) nm  
        Less: Lease adjustments     1,757       1,887     (7 %) nm  
        Less: Depreciation and amortization     1,621       1,997     (19 %) nm  
          Consolidated operating loss   $ (20,652 )   $ (25,980 )   (21 %) (25 %)
                               
EBITDA (loss) margin (%)                  
  Consumer     (41.4 %)     (37.3 %)      
  Merchant     8.6 %     12.5 %      
  Other     32.3 %     (286.4 %)      
    Consolidated EBITDA (loss) margin     (31.5 %)     (38.5 %)      

(1) – This information shows what the change in these items would have been if the USD/ ZAR exchange rate that prevailed during the first half of fiscal 2022 also prevailed during the first half of fiscal 2021.

(Loss) Earnings from equity-accounted investments:

The table below presents the relative loss (earnings) from our equity-accounted investments:

    Three months ended December 31,         Six months ended December 31,    
      2021     2020     % change     2021       2020     % change
Bank Frick   -     498     nm     -       979     nm  
  Share of net income   -     498     nm     -       979     nm  
Finbond   -     (806 )   nm     (1,156 )     (20,267 )   (94 %)
  Share of net loss   -     -     nm     (1,156 )     (2,617 )   (56 %)
  Impairment   -     (806 )   nm     -       (17,650 )   nm  
Other   -     (708 )   nm     -       (865 )   nm  
  Share of net loss   -     (160 )   nm     -       (317 )   nm  
  Impairment   -     (548 )   nm     -       (548 )   nm  
  Loss from equity-accounted investments $ -   $ (1,016 )   nm   $ (1,156 )   $ (20,153 )   (94 %)

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Attachment B

Reconciliation of GAAP operating loss to EBITDA loss and adjusted EBITDA loss:

Three and six months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

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          2021     2020     2021     2020  
Operating loss - GAAP (9,427 )   (15,205 )   (20,652 )   (25,980 )
                       
  Depreciation and amortization 726     1,074     1,621     1,997  
    Operating loss before depreciation and amortization (8,701 )   (14,131 )   (19,031 )   (23,983 )
      Transaction costs 1,642     1,339     1,885     1,368  
        Adjusted EBITDA loss (7,059 )   (12,131 )   (17,146 )   (21,876 )

Reconciliation of GAAP net loss and loss per share, basic, to fundamental net loss and loss per share, basic:

Three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

  Net (loss) income
(USD '000)
  (L)PS, basic
(USD)
  Net (loss) income
(ZAR '000)
  (L)PS, basic
(ZAR)
  2021     2020     2021     2020     2021     2020     2021     2020  
GAAP (12,406 )   (4,534 )   (0.22 )   (0.08 )   (190,804 )   (70,120 )   (3.34 )   (1.23 )
                               
Unrealized loss related to fair value adjustment to currency options 2,429     -             37,358     -          
Transaction costs 1,642     1,339             25,254     20,708          
Stock-based compensation charge 788     232             12,119     3,588          
Intangible asset amortization, net 12     64             184     990          
Change in fair value of equity securities, net -     (11,951 )           -     (184,828 )        
Impairment of equity method investment -     1,354             -     19,850          
Allowance for doubtful EMI loans receivable -     661             -     10,223          
Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment -     13             -     201          
Fundamental (7,535 )   (12,822 )   (0.13 )   (0.23 )   (115,889 )   (199,388 )   (2.03 )   (3.52 )

Six months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

  Net (loss) income
(USD '000)
  (L) EPS, basic
(USD)
  Net (loss) income
(ZAR '000)
  (L)EPS, basic
(ZAR)
  2021     2020     2021     2020     2021     2020     2021     2020  
GAAP (25,400 )   (33,492 )   (0.44 )   (0.59 )   (380,361 )   (551,529 )   (6.66 )   (9.70 )
                               
Unrealized loss related to fair value adjustment to currency options 2,429     -             36,374     -          
Transaction costs 1,885     1,369             28,228     22,544          
Stock-based compensation charge 1,097     631             16,427     10,391          
Intangible asset amortization, net 25     121             367     1,980          
Impairment of equity method investments -     18,198             -     301,579          
Change in fair value of equity securities, net -     (11,951 )           -     (196,805 )        
Reversal of deferred taxes related to impairment of equity method investment -     (1,353 )           -     (22,633 )        
Allowance for doubtful EMI loans receivable -     739             -     12,169          
Loss on disposal of equity-accounted investment -     13             -     214          
Fundamental (19,964 )   (25,725 )   (0.35 )   (0.45 )   (298,965 )   (422,090 )   (5.24 )   (7.42 )

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Attachment C

Reconciliation of net loss used to calculate loss per share basic and diluted and headline loss per share basic and diluted:

Three months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

    2021     2020    
           
Net loss (USD’000) (12,406 )   (4,534 )  
Adjustments:        
  Impairment of equity method investments -     1,354    
  Impairment loss 85     -    
  (Profit) Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment (1,356 )   752    
  Tax effects on above 380     (211 )  
           
Net loss used to calculate headline loss (USD’000) (13,297 )   (2,626 )  
           
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share basic loss and headline loss per share basic loss (‘000) 57,204     56,641    
           
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share diluted loss and headline loss per share diluted loss (‘000) 57,204     56,641    
           
Headline loss per share:        
  Basic, in USD (0.23 )   (0.05 )  
  Diluted, in USD (0.23 )   (0.05 )  

Six months ended December 31, 2021 and 2020

    2021     2020    
           
Net loss (USD’000) (25,400 )   (33,492 )  
Adjustments:        
  Impairment of equity method investments -     18,198    
  Impairment loss 225     -    
  (Profit) Loss on sale of property, plant and equipment (1,356 )   742    
  Tax effects on above 380     (1,561 )  
           
Net loss used to calculate headline loss (USD’000) (26,151 )   (16,100 )  
           
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share basic loss and headline loss per share basic loss (‘000) 57,093     56,880    
           
Weighted average number of shares used to calculate net loss per share diluted loss and headline loss per share diluted loss (‘000) 57,093     56,880    
           
Headline loss per share:        
  Basic, in USD (0.46 )   (0.28 )  
  Diluted, in USD (0.46 )   (0.28 )  

Calculation of the denominator for headline diluted loss per share

                         
Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding and unvested restricted shares expected to vest under GAAP 57,204   56,641   57,093     56,880    
    Denominator for headline diluted loss per share 57,204   56,641   57,093     56,880    

Weighted average number of shares used to calculate headline diluted loss per share represents the denominator for basic weighted-average common shares outstanding and unvested restricted shares expected to vest plus the effect of dilutive securities under GAAP. We use this number of fully-diluted shares outstanding to calculate headline diluted loss per share because we do not use the two-class method to calculate headline diluted loss per share. 


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