Results For The Year Ended 31 December 2021
STADIO HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 2016/371398/06)
Share code: SDO
(“STADIO Holdings” or “the Company” or “STADIO Group”)
RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2021
1. SALIENT FEATURES
- Revenue increased from R933 million to R1 098 million (18%)
- Student numbers increased from 35 031 to 38 262 (9%)
- Core headline earnings increased from R117 million to R149 million (27%)
- Core headline earnings per share (“CHEPS”) increased from 14.2 cps to 17.6 cps
- Earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (“EBITDA”)
increased from R46 million to R309 million (>100%)
- Adjusted EBITDA increased from R253 million to R310 million (23%) *
- Earnings per share (“EPS") increased from a loss per share (“LPS”) of (14.5) cps to
14.9 cps (>100%)
- Headline earnings per share (“HEPS”) increased from a headline loss per share
(“HLPS”) of (8.5) cps to 17.0 cps (>100%)
- Net asset value per share increased from 178 cps to 195 cps (10%)
- Maiden final dividend declared of 4.70 cps.
* Adjusted EBITDA excludes the fair value adjustment in respect of the CA Connect
acquisition as further explained below.
The board of directors for the STADIO Group (“Board”) is pleased to report its results for
the period ended 31 December 2021.
For the year ended 31 December 2021, the STADIO Group reported a profit after taxation
of R 137 million (2020: loss after taxation of R138 million) and EPS of 14.9 cps (2020: LPS
of 14.5 cps).
EPS was impacted by the dilution of the STADIO Group’s effective interest, from 87.2%
to 68.5%, in Milpark following conclusion of the early settlement agreement with the CA
Connect shareholders, and impairments of various assets amounting to R30 million.
These impairments largely result from the execution of the STADIO Group’s strategic plan
to consolidate contact learning campuses to create operational efficiencies within the
STADIO Group and include, inter alia:
- An impairment of the right of use asset of R17 million in respect of the leased Milpark
campus based in Gauteng. This impairment followed the decision of the Board to
transition the Milpark business to cater only for the distance learning mode of delivery;
- An impairment of the value of the STADIO Montana property of R10 million. The
STADIO Group entered into an agreement to dispose of the STADIO Montana
property for R52 million, which is below its book value of R62 million.
The large increase in profit after taxation, EPS and HEPS for the year was primarily due
to organic growth and the significant once-off adjustments in the prior year. These prior-
year adjustments included:
- The fair value adjustment of R207 million relating to the CA Connect acquisition
(impacting LPS and HLPS); and
- a R51 million impairment of intangible assets, R40 million of which related to the
once-off, non-cash accounting impairment of trademarks following the business
transfer of various brands to STADIO Higher Education and R11 million in respect of
other intangible assets, including computer software (impacting prior period LPS).
The STADIO Group utilises core headline earnings to measure and benchmark the
underlying performance of the business. Core headline earnings represents headline
earnings adjusted for certain non-recurring or non-cash items that, in the Board’s view,
may distort the financial results from year to year.
For the year ended 31 December 2021, CHEPS grew by 24% to 17.6 cps
(2020: 14.2 cps). The overall growth in CHEPS is due to good top-line growth, coupled
with robust expense management within the business.
3. DIVIDEND DECLARATION
The Board is pleased to declare the Group’s maiden dividend, a final gross dividend of
4.70 cents (2020: nil) per ordinary share from income reserves for the period ended 31
December 2021. This represents excess cash available, following a period of significant
capital investment since listing in 2017. The STADIO Group will consider the payments of
dividends to shareholders out of excess free cash flow, after taking into consideration
capital required for organic and acquisitive growth opportunities in the future.
The dividend is subject to a South African dividend withholding tax (“DWT”) rate of 20%,
unless the shareholder is exempt from paying dividends tax or is entitled to a reduced
rate in terms of the applicable double-tax agreement. The dividend amount, net of DWT
tax of 20%, is 3.76 cents per share (2020: nil). The number of ordinary shares in issue at
the declaration date is 848 192 709 and the income tax number of the Company is
The salient dates for this dividend distribution are:
Declaration date Monday, 14 March 2022
Last day to trade cum dividend Tuesday, 10 May 2022
Trading ex-dividend commences Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Record date Friday, 13 May 2022
Payment date Monday, 16 May 2022
Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday,
11 May 2022 and Friday, 13 May 2022, both days inclusive.
4. SHORT-FORM ANNOUNCEMENT
This short-form announcement is the responsibility of the directors of the Company. It
contains only a summary of the information found in the detailed annual results
announcement for the period ended 31 December 2021 (“Full Announcement”) and does
not contain full or complete details.
The Full Announcement can be found at:
A copy of the Full Announcement is also available for viewing on the Company’s website
at https://www.stadio.co.za/recent-reports/ or may be requested in person, at the
Company’s registered office or the offices of our sponsors, at no charge, during office
Any investment decisions by investors and/or shareholders should be based on
consideration of the Full Announcement, as a whole.
The annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021 have been audited by the
Company’s auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. who expressed an unmodified audit
opinion thereon. The audit opinion also includes communication of key audit matters. Key
audit matters are those matters that, in the auditors’ professional judgement, were of most
significance in the audit of the annual results for the year ended 31 December 2021. The
audit opinion is available, along with the annual financial statements, on the Company’s
website at https://www.stadio.co.za/recent-reports.
STADIO Holdings will be hosting a virtual presentation on Monday, 14 March 2022, at
10:00 to present the results to investors.
Please register to attend the presentation ahead of time by clicking on the following link:
Participants will be able to download the results as well as the slides from the portal during
the presentation. Participants can send through questions using the portal, during and
after the presentation, or may also email questions to email@example.com.
14 March 2022
Independent joint sponsor
Date: 14-03-2022 07:05:00
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