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Omnia lifts FY18 profit by 12% y/y 

By: Anine Kilian     26th June 2018 JSE-listed Omnia Holdings posted positive results for the financial year ended March 31, with group revenue having increased by 7% year-on-year to R17.37-billion, as a result of a stronger performance by the mining and chemicals divisions. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and... 

Legacy issues, poor Q1 affect Rolfes' H1 earnings

By: Simone Liedtke     19th February 2018 Black-empowered chemical group Rolfes' financial results for the six months ended December 31 were negatively affected by legacy issues and a poor first quarter, resulting in headline earnings halving to R23.62-million, from R48.23-million in the six months to December 31, 2016. Revenue from... 

Omnia delivers double-digit H1 growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th November 2017 JSE-listed Omnia on Tuesday posted double-digit growth in earnings for the first half of the 2018 financial year as the agriculture segment normalised after harsh drought conditions ended and the mining segment started to show signs of improvement. Profit after tax increased by 27% to... 

Omnia acquires Umongo to strengthen its chemical business

10th August 2017 Chemical services business Omnia Group’s acquisition of a 90% stake in Umongo Petroleum, effective from 1st March this year, will create new opportunities for Omnia’s chemical business by broadening its current offering and strengthening its sub-Saharan Africa strategy. 

Omnia FY17 results pinched by tough economy

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th June 2017 Chemicals producer Omnia on Tuesday reported a drop in headline earnings a share to 881c for the year ended March 31, from 944c in the prior financial year, owing to a tough economic environment. This resulted in an 8% drop in its profit before tax, to R856-million. 

Omnia H1 profit down 11% y/y amid drought, plant breakdown

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     29th November 2016 South African chemicals producer Omnia on Tuesday reported that negative impacts on its agriculture division, including the drought and a breakdown at its Nitric Acid 2 complex, have seen its gross profit decrease by 11% year-on-year to R1.5-billion for the six months to September 30. The... 

Despite El Niño, Omnia maintains agri sales volumes

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th July 2016 Despite the effects of the El-Niño weather phenomenon and the resulting drought this past year, JSE-listed Omnia’s Agriculture division delivered a “surprisingly good” performance, says Omnia CEO Rod Humphris. The Agriculture division maintained sales volumes in the difficult current economic and... 

Omnia H1 earnings fall on mixed divisional performance

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th November 2015 Despite a bleak economic outlook, JSE-listed Omnia is confident of returning to an upward growth trajectory after posting a double-digit drop in earnings for the six months to September 30. Shares in the specialised chemical products and services provider plunged over 9% on Tuesday morning after... 

Omnia keeping afloat despite tough market conditions

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     23rd June 2015 Despite a tough financial year, marked by weaker performance in its mining division and a flat performance in its chemicals division, owing to a struggling manufacturing sector, JSE-listed chemicals company Omnia achieved a 3% increase in headline earnings a share to R14.65 for the 12 months to... 

Gas specialist acquires air separation unit

By: Bruce Montiea     30th January 2015 Industrial and specialty gas products manufacturer Air Products South Africa in November purchased the  A2100 air separation unit (ASU) from Sasol chemicals division Sasol Chemical Industries, says Air Products MD Mike Hellyar. He says the ASU was designed, constructed and commissioned by Air... 

Omnia posts record FY revenue on mining, currency gains

By: Natalie Greve     24th June 2014 Specialised chemicals provider Omnia has lifted revenue 21% to a record R16.3-billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2014, on the back of volume and sales price increases in its mining and agricultural divisions, price increases in the chemicals division and foreign currency gains. Gross... 

Omnia grows earnings by 40% as mining business booms

By: Natalie Greve     25th June 2013 JSE-listed Omnia has posted a 40% increase in headline earnings a share to R13.32 for the year ended March 31, on the back of what MD Rod Humphris described as an “exceptional” macro environment for its mining services division. The 60-year old diversified provider of specialised chemical... 

Omnia to reap benefits of electricity expansions, sees mining growth 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     27th November 2012 JSE-listed specialist chemical services group Omnia, more specifically its mining division, is set to benefit from South Africa’s power generation capacity expansion plans over the next few years,  MD Rod Humphris said on Tuesday. The combined output of the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired plants,... 

Omnia reports 55% profit growth in H1

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     27th November 2012 Specialist chemical services provider Omnia reported a 55.8% growth in profit for the six months ended September to R363-million, boosted by strong demand for mining explosives products, especially from African economies. The company’s performance was also supported by good sales price increases... 

Logistics group makes R40m investment in new trucks

By: Irma Venter     24th August 2012 Logistics specialist Unitrans is acquiring 40 new MAN TGS trucks in a deal valued at around R40-million. MAN Truck & Bus South Africa deputy CEO Bruce Dickson says the TGS units will replace MAN TGA units, and will be used specifically in long-haul applications. 

Unitrans in R40m deal to acquire 40 new trucks

By: Irma Venter     26th July 2012 Logistics specialist Unitrans is acquiring 40 new MAN TGS trucks in a deal valued at around R40-million. MAN Truck & Bus South Africa deputy CEO Bruce Dickson says the TGS units will replace MAN TGA units, and will be used specifically in long-haul applications. 

Mining underpins Omnia’s earnings growth as chemicals face headwinds

By: Natalie Greve     13th July 2012 Fifty-eight year-old South African chemicals, agriculture and mining services group Omnia Holdings has posted a 39% increase in profit for the 2012 financial year to a record high of R629-million. 

Omnia sees buoyant growth from mining, profit hits record

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th June 2012 Chemicals, explosives and fertiliser group Omnia said on Tuesday its chemicals division remained under pressure as the activity levels in the South African manufacturing sector continued to be muted, but that it was seeing buoyant growth from its mining and agriculture divisions. MD Rod Humphris... 

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