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AEL: ALLIED ELECTRONICS CORPORATION LIMITED - Preliminary Audited Summarised Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 29 February 2016
Preliminary Audited Summarised Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended 29 February 2016

ALLIED ELECTRONICS CORPORATION LIMITED
(Registration number 1947/024583/06)
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Share code: AEL ISIN: ZAE000191342
Share code: AEN ISIN: ZAE000191359

PRELIMINARY AUDITED SUMMARISED
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 29 FEBRUARY 2016

SUMMARISED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

R millions % 2016 2015*
change (Audited) (Audited)
CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Revenue 20 14 357 12 014
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and
capital items (EBITDA before capital items) (11) 888 993
Depreciation and amortisation (186) (166)
Operating profit before capital items (15) 702 827
Capital items (Note 1) (69) 23
Result from operating activities (26) 633 850
Finance income 149 79
Finance expense (310) (212)
Share of profit of equity-accounted investees, net of taxation 2 1
Profit before taxation (34) 474 718
Taxation (114) (222)
Profit for the year from continuing operations (27) 360 496
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
Revenue 12 235 15 609
EBITDA before capital items (512) 390
Depreciation and amortisation (264) (390)
Operating loss before capital items (776) -
Capital items (Note 1) (439) (423)
Result from operating activities (1 215) (423)
Finance income 44 34
Finance expense (375) (299)
Share of profit of equity-accounted investees, net of taxation 16 14
Loss before taxation (1 530) (674)
Taxation 70 118
Loss for the year from discontinued operations (1 460) (556)
Loss for the year from total operations (1 100) (60)

SUMMARISED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

R millions % 2016 2015*
change (Audited) (Audited)
Other comprehensive income
Items that will never be reclassified to profit or loss
Remeasurement of net defined benefit asset 60 -
Items that are or may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss
Foreign currency translation differences in respect of foreign
operations 100 (10)
Realisation of foreign currency translation reserve on disposal (13) (3)
Effective portion of changes in the fair value of cash flow hedges 4 (3)
Other comprehensive income for the year, net of taxation 151 (16)
Total comprehensive income for the year (949) (76)
Loss attributable to:
Non-controlling interests (227) (51)
Non-controlling interests from continuing operations 6 35
Non-controlling interests from discontinued operations (233) (86)
Altron equity holders (873) (9)
Altron equity holders from continuing operations 354 461
Altron equity holders from discontinued operations (1 227) (470)
Loss for the year from total operations (1 100) (60)
Total comprehensive income attributable to:
Non-controlling interests (229) (51)
Non-controlling interests from continuing operations 6 35
Non-controlling interests from discontinued operations (235) (86)
Altron equity holders (720) (25)
Altron equity holders from continuing operations 469 469
Altron equity holders from discontinued operations (1 189) (494)
Total comprehensive income for the year (949) (76)
Basic earnings per share from continuing operations (cents) 105 139
Diluted basic earnings per share from continuing operations (cents) 104 137
Basic loss per share from discontinued operations (cents) (364) (141)
Diluted basic loss per share from discontinued operations (cents) (359) (140)
Basic loss per share from total operations (cents) (259) (3)
Diluted basic loss per share from total operations (cents) (256) (3)
Dividends per share declared (cents) - 31

*Comparative information has been re-presented for the discontinued operations, refer to note 10

SUMMARISED CONSOLIDATED
BALANCE SHEET

2016 2015
R millions (Audited) (Audited)

Assets
Non-current assets 2 804 4 496
Property, plant and equipment 618 1 888
Intangible assets, including goodwill 1 042 1 405
Equity-accounted investments 4 229
Other investments 199 183
Rental finance advances 129 93
Non-current receivables and other assets 345 303
Defined benefit asset 211 190
Deferred taxation 256 205
Current assets 11 643 10 686
Inventories 1 152 2 920
Trade and other receivables, including derivatives 4 004 5 222
Assets classified as held-for-sale 4 996 1 149
Taxation receivable - 54
Cash and cash equivalents 1 491 1 341
Total assets 14 447 15 182
Equity and liabilities
Total equity 2 736 3 762
Non-current liabilities 2 714 3 260
Loans 2 675 3 191
Provisions 5 29
Deferred taxation 34 40
Current liabilities 8 997 8 160
Loans 1 003 634
Bank overdraft 1 285 1 050
Trade and other payables, including derivatives 4 504 5 638
Provisions 2 51
Liabilities classified as held-for-sale 2 058 608
Taxation payable 145 179
Total equity and liabilities 14 447 15 182
Net asset value per share (cents) 845 1 080

SUMMARISED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT
OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

Attributable to Altron equity holders

Share Non-
capital and Treasury Retained controlling Total
R millions premium shares Reserves earnings Total interests equity
Balance at 28 February 2014 (Audited) 2 427 (299) (1 852) 3 980 4 256 258 4 514
Total comprehensive income for the year
Loss for the year - - - (9) (9) (51) (60)
Other comprehensive income
Foreign currency translation differences
in respect of foreign operations - - (10) - (10) - (10)
Realisation of foreign currency
translation reserve on disposal - - (3) - (3) - (3)
Effective portion of changes in the fair
value of cash flow hedges - - (3) - (3) - (3)
Total other comprehensive income - - (16) - (16) - (16)
Total comprehensive income for the year - - (16) (9) (25) (51) (76)
Transactions with owners, recorded
directly in equity
Contributions by and distributions to
owners
Issue of share capital 17 - (17) - - - -
Dividends to equity holders - - - (263) (263) (13) (276)
Share-based payment transactions - - 34 - 34 1 35
Total contributions by and distributions
to owners 17 - 17 (263) (229) (12) (241)
Changes in ownership interests in
subsidiaries
Buy-back of non-controlling interest 291 - (393) - (102) (356) (458)
Introduction of non-controlling interest - - (261) - (261) 284 23
Total changes in ownership interests in
subsidiaries 291 - (654) - (363) (72) (435)
Total transactions with owners 308 - (637) (263) (592) (84) (676)
Balance at 28 February 2015 (Audited) 2 735 (299) (2 505) 3 708 3 639 123 3 762
Total comprehensive income for the year
Loss for the year - - - (873) (873) (227) (1 100)
Other comprehensive income
Foreign currency translation differences
in respect of foreign operations - - 102 - 102 (2) 100
Realisation of foreign currency
translation reserve on disposal of
subsidiary - - (13) - (13) - (13)
Remeasurement on net defined benefit
asset - - 60 - 60 - 60
Effective portion of changes in the fair
value of cash flow hedges - - 4 - 4 - 4
Total other comprehensive income - - 153 - 153 (2) 151
Total comprehensive income for the year - - 153 (873) (720) (229) (949)
Transactions with owners, recorded
directly in equity
Contributions by and distributions to
owners
Dividends to equity holders - - - (104) (104) (3) (107)
Share-based payment transactions - - 32 - 32 1 33
Total contributions by and distributions
to owners - - 32 (104) (72) (2) (74)
Changes in ownership interests in
subsidiaries
Buy-back of non-controlling interest - - - - - (3) (3)
Total changes in ownership interests in
subsidiaries - - - - - (3) (3)
Total transactions with owners - - 32 (104) (72) (5) (77)
Balance at 29 February 2016 (Audited) 2 735 (299) (2 320) 2 731 2 847 (111) 2 736

SUMMARISED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT
OF CASH FLOWS

2016 2015
R millions (Audited) (Audited)

Cash flows from operating activities 1 253 1 169
Cash generated by operations 528 1 703
Net finance expense paid (459) (335)
Changes in working capital 1 443 330
Taxation paid (152) (253)
Cash available from operating activities 1 360 1 445
Dividends paid, including to non-controlling interests (107) (276)
Cash flows from investing activities (1 121) (1 018)
Cash flows from financing activities (117) 453
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 15 604
Net cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the year 291 (314)
Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash held 20 1
Cash classified as held-for-sale (120) -
Net cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 206 291

NOTES

Basis of preparation
The preliminary audited summarised consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the requirements
of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements for preliminary reports, and the requirements of the Companies
Act applicable to summary financial statements. The Listings Requirements require preliminary reports 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 consolidated financial statements from which the
preliminary summarised financial statements were derived are in terms of International Financial Reporting
Standards and are consistent with those accounting policies applied in the preparation of the previous consolidated
financial statements.

This report was compiled under the supervision of Mr Alex Smith CA, Chief Financial Officer.

Report of the independent auditors
These preliminary summarised financial statements for the year ended 29 February 2016 have been audited by KPMG Inc.,
the independent auditors, who expressed an unmodified opinion thereon. The auditor also expressed an unmodified opinion
on the annual consolidated financial statements from which these preliminary summarised consolidated financial
statements were derived. A copy of the auditor´s report on the preliminary summarised consolidated financial
statements and of the auditor´s report on the annual consolidated financial statements are available for inspection
at the company´s registered office, together with the financial statements identified in the respective auditor´s report.

The auditor's report does not necessarily report on all of the information contained in this announcement.
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 issuer's registered office.

2016 2015*
R millions (Audited) (Audited)

Headline earnings per share from continuing operations (cents) (8%) 126 137
Headline loss per share from discontinued operations (cents) 530% (271) (43)

Headline (loss)/earnings per share from total operations (cents) (254%) (145) 94
Normalised headline (loss)/earnings per share from total
operations (cents) (176%) (76) 100
Diluted headline (loss)/earnings per share from total
operations (cents) (254%) (143) 93
Normalised diluted headline (loss)/earnings per share from total
operations (cents) (176%) (75) 99

1. Capital items
CONTINUING OPERATIONS
Net loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment (5) (1)
Impairment of goodwill (51) (15)
Impairment of intangible assets (22) (22)
Profit on disposal of subsidiary and businesses 9 61
(69) 23
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
Profit on disposal of discontinued operations 309 -
Impairment of property, plant and equipment (408) (18)
Impairment of intangible assets (115) (78)
Net profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment 5 1
Impairment of equity-accounted investment (51) -
Impairment of goodwill (179) (328)
(439) (423)
TOTAL (508) (400)

Events and circumstances leading to the recognition of significant
impairment losses

Goodwill
The total goodwill impairment resulted from external market conditions putting sustained pressure on
operating results and a corresponding decline in management's expectations of forecast future cash flows
due to the lower than anticipated activity levels without an envisaged material improvement in the short to
medium term.

The carrying amount of the Powertech System Integrators, Powertech Quadpro, Alliance and ISIS France
cash-generating units were determined to be higher than their recoverable amounts, based on value in use.
Impairment losses of R100 million, R9 million, R49 million and R2 million respectively were recognised
and allocated to goodwill. The impairment of R109 million is included in the Powertech System Integrators
operating segment and the R49 million impairment is included in the Universal Systems operating segment.

The carrying amount of the Powertech Transformers cash-generating unit was determined to be higher than
its recoverable amount, based on fair value less cost to sell. An impairment loss of R69 million was recognised
and allocated to goodwill and is included in the Powertech Transformers operating segment. Fair value less
cost to sell has been determined with reference to indicative offers received from prospective buyers.

Other intangible assets
The R137 million impairment of development costs capitalised related to insufficient forecast contributory
cash flows of the underlying products to support the carrying values of these intangible assets.

Impairment of property, plant and equipment
The R408 million impairment of property, plant and equipment costs related to insufficient forecast
contributory cash flows of the underlying products to support the carrying values of these assets. Of the
R408 million impairment of property, plant and equipment, R60 million related to the Altech Node and Altech Autopage
businesses.

The balance of R348 million resulted from an assessment of the carrying value of the assets compared to
the fair value less costs to sell for the Aberdare Cables, Powertech Transformers, Powertech Batteries and
Altech Multimedia businesses. Fair value less cost to sell has been determined with reference to indicative
offers received from prospective buyers.

Impairment of investment in equity-accounted associate
During the year, the equity accounted investment in Battech of R51 million was fully impaired following an
assessment of the current year operating losses and the prospects for a recovery in the business.

2 016 2 015
R millions (Audited) (Audited)

2. Reconciliation between attributable earnings
and headline earnings
Attributable to Altron equity holders (873) (9)
Capital items - gross 508 400
Tax effect of capital items (52) (9)
Non-controlling interests in capital items (71) (70)
Headline earnings (488) 312
3. Reconciliation between attributable earnings
and headline earnings from continuing
operations
Attributable to Altron equity holders 354 461
Capital items - gross 69 (23)
Tax effect of capital items 2 17
Headline earnings 425 455

4. Reconcilation between attributable earnings
and headline earnings from discontinued
operations
Attributable to Altron equity holders (1 227) (470)
Capital items - gross 439 423
Tax effect of capital items (54) (26)
Non-controlling interests in capital items (71) (70)
Headline earnings (913) (143)

5. Reconciliation between headline earnings and
normalised headline earnings
Normalised headline earnings have been presented to demonstrate the
impact of material once off costs, as well as certain restructuring costs, on
the headline earnings of the group.
The presentation of normalised headline earnings is not
an IFRS requirement.
Headline earnings (488) 312
Restructuring costs 129 33
Inventory write-off 108 -
Impairment of receivables 50 -
Lease cancellation 6 -
Tax effect of adjustments (30) (8)
Non-controlling interests in adjustments (30) (5)
(255) 332

6. Reconciliation between attributable earnings and diluted earnings
There were no reconciling items between attributable earnings and diluted earnings

7. Acquisition of subsidiaries and business
Acquisition of Pinpoint Communications in Australia
Effective 1 March 2015, Altech Netstar acquired Pinpoint Communications in Australia, a provider of fleet
and asset management solutions, for a maximum purchase price of Australian Dollars 8.3 million, of which
Australian Dollars 3.2 million was paid upfront and the remainder is payable on the achievement of certain
earn-out targets over the next two years.

The acquisition contributed revenue of R59 million and a net profit after tax of R7 million to the group.

Acquisition of Health-Soft
On 1 March 2015, Med-e-Mass, part of the Altron TMT group of companies, acquired Health-Soft, a provider
of technology services to the South African healthcare industry, for a purchase price not
exceeding R10 million, of which R6.5 million was paid upfront and the remainder is payable on the achievement
of certain earn-out targets over the next one and a half years.

The acquisition contributed revenue of R2 million and a net loss after tax of R1 million to the group.

Acquisition of Inter-Active Technologies
Effective 3 March 2015, the Competition Tribunal approved the acquisition by Bytes People Solutions, part
of the Altron TMT group of companies, of Inter-Active Technologies, a specialist customer interaction
management business for a nominal consideration.

The acquisition contributed revenue of R201 million and a net profit after tax of R7 million to the group.

Delter IT Services
Effective 1 December 2015, Altech Nupay, part of the Altron TMT group of companies, acquired Delter IT
Services, a microlending software development company which provides client management systems to
microlenders, for a purchase price of R25 million.

The acquisition contributed revenue of R6 million and a net profit after tax of R1 million to the group. If the
acquisition had occurred on 1 March 2015, group revenue would have increased by R23 million.

Altech Netstar Traffic
Effective 1 July 2015, Altech Netstar acquired the remaining 50% of Altech Netstar Traffic from its joint
venture partner, Inrix UK Ltd, for R3 million.

These amounts as indicated above have been calculated using the group's accounting policies.

Recognised Fair value Carrying
values adjustments amount
The acquired balances at the effective date were as follows: R millions R millions R millions

Property, plant and equipment 12 - 12
Intangible assets on acquisition - 35 35
Deferred tax 1 (10) (9)
Inventories 6 - 6
Trade and other receivables 22 - 22
Trade and other payables (36) - (36)
Net loans (24) - (24)
Cash and cash equivalents 9 - 9
Provisions (9) - (9)
Total net assets on acquisition (19) 25 6
Attributable to non-controlling interests 3
Goodwill on acquisition 88
Total purchase consideration 97
Less: Cash and cash equivalents in subsidiaries and
businesses acquired (9)
Less: Deferred purchase consideration (33)
Net cash outflow on acquisitions 55

8. Disposal of subsidiaries and businesses

Disposal of PaperGenie, a division of Altron TMT

PaperGenie was sold effective 1 April 2015 for R18 million being the carrying value of all PaperGenie's tangible
net assets and goodwill as at the effective date. Accordingly, no accounting profit or loss was recognised on
the transaction. The operation did not constitute a discontinued operation.

Disposal of Kimberly branch of Bytes Document Solutions, a division of Altron TMT

The Kimberly branch was sold effective 29 February 2016 for R9 million realising a profit on the disposal of
the same amount. The operation did not constitute a discontinued operation.

Disposal of 100% interest in SetOne Italy

Effective 2 November 2015, SetOne Germany disposed of 100% of its equity interest in SetOne Italy for Euro
1 giving rise to a loss on disposal of R1 million. This operation formed part of the Altech Multimedia division,
which has been disclosed as a discontinued operation.

Disposal of 100% interest in UEC Technologies Private Limited

During February 2016, there was a management buyout of UEC Technologies Private Limited for a nominal
consideration, giving rise to a loss on disposal of R2 million. This operation formed part of the Altech
Multimedia division, which has been disclosed as a discontinued operation.

Disposal of 100% interest in Dynamic Battery Services in the UK

Effective 1 March 2015, Powertech Batteries International Holdings disposed of 100% of its equity interest
in Dynamic Batteries Services for R31 million. A loss of R11 million was recognised on the disposal. This
operation formed part of the Powertech group, which has been disclosed as a discontinued operation.

Net assets of the above operations disposed:

Rm
Non-current assets 4
Current assets 93
Current liabilities (21)
Disposal value 76
Loss on disposal of subsidiaries and businesses (5)
Proceeds receivable (9)
Cash and cash equivalents disposed (7)
Release of foreign currency translation surplus on disposal (13)
Proceeds received on disposal 42

Disposal of Altech Autopage
The Altech Autopage disposal was effective in February 2016. As part of the disposal, Altech Autopage disposed of its
business to Vodacom, MTN and Cell C, for approximately R1.3 billion. Approximately R1 billion of the proceeds
was received subsequent to the balance sheet date with the balance receivable in June 2016. The disposal
gave rise to a profit of R322 million. Altech Autopage has been classified as a discontinued operation.

Net assets of Autopage disposed:

Rm
Non-current assets 1 141
Current liabilities (158)
Disposal value 983
Proceeds receivable (1 305)
Profit on disposal of Autopage 322
Proceeds received on disposal -

9. Disposal of equity accounted investment
Disposal of interest in Alcon Marepha
During February 2016, Aberdare Cables disposed of its 49.9% equity interest in Alcon Marepha for R19 million
giving rise to a profit on disposal of R1 million. This investment formed part of the Powertech group, which
has been disclosed as a discontinued operation.

Rm
Carrying amount of equity accounted investment disposed 18
Profit on disposal of equity accounted investment 1
Proceeds 19
Proceeds receivable (12)
Proceeds received on disposal 7

10.Discontinued operations
At the interim reporting date, Altech Autopage, Altech Node and Powertech Transformers were classified as
discontinued operations and assets held-for-sale.

Since that date, the decision was taken to dispose of the remainder of the Powertech group as well as the
Altech Multimedia group and, as a result, all of these businesses have been classified as discontinued
operations and assets held-for-sale.

Management has committed to a plan to sell these operations in the 2017 financial year, following a
strategic decision to focus the group in certain areas where the board believes the group has the resources,
competence and skills to leverage a competitive advantage.

2016 2015
Net assets of disposal group held-for-sale: R millions R millions

Assets classified as held-for-sale 4 996 1 149
Non-current assets 1 320 1 051
Current assets 3 676 98
Liabilities classified as held-for-sale (2 058) (608)
Non-current liabilities (56) -
Current liabilities (2 002) (608)
2016 2015
Cash flows utilised in discontinued operations: R millions R millions
Net cash generated from operating activities 424 341
Net cash utilised in investing activities (509) (385)
Net cash utilised in financing activities (75) (3)
Net cash flow for the year (160) (47)

RE-PRESENTED COMPARATIVE INFORMATION

The Powertech and Multimedia groups have been classified as discontinued operations in
the current financial year. The comparative consolidated statement of comprehensive income has been
re-presented.

11.Post-balance sheet events
11.1 Altech Autopage
Post financial year-end, Altech Autopage re-acquired certain handset receivables from Nedbank for
R464 million. As part of the Altech Autopage disposal, R210 million of handset receivables was disposed of
to MTN.

A further R83 million of handset receivables was sold to Glocell on deferred payment terms, while
the balance of the receivables will be collected over their remaining term. A loan of R160 million was
entered into in order to fund the acquisition and will be repaid out of the collections.

11.2 IST Holdings Menlyn building
Post financial year-end, IST Holdings entered into a sale agreement in respect of an office building in
Menlyn, with expected proceeds of R107 million.

12.Related party transactions
The group entered into various sale and purchase transactions with related parties in the ordinary course of
business, on an arm's length basis.

The nature of related party transactions is consistent with those reported previously.

13.Financial instruments at fair value
The group measures a preference share investment, its derivative foreign exchange contracts used for
hedging and contingent purchase considerations at fair value.

The preference share investment is disclosed as a Level 3 financial asset in terms of the fair value hierarchy
with fair valuation inputs which are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs). A discounted
cash flow valuation model is used to determine fair value.

The contingent purchase considerations are disclosed as Level 3 financial liabilities in terms of the fair value
hierarchy with fair valuation inputs which are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs).
A discounted cash flow valuation model is used to determine fair value.

The derivative foreign exchange contracts used for hedging are disclosed as Level 2 financial instruments
in terms of the fair value hierarchy with fair valuation inputs (other than quoted prices) that are observable
either directly (i.e as prices) or indirectly (i.e derived from prices). A market comparison technique is used to
determine fair value.

There were no transfers between Levels 1, 2 or 3 of the fair value hierarchy for the year ended 29 February 2016.

SEGMENTAL REPORT

Segment analysis
The segment information has been prepared in accordance with IFRS 8 - Operating Segments which defines the
requirements for the disclosure of financial information of an entity's operating segments.

The standard requires segmentation based on the group's internal organisation and reporting of revenue and
EBITDA based upon internal accounting presentation.

Revenue EBITDA

Feb Feb Growth Feb Feb Growth
R millions 2016 2015 Cur/Pyr 2016 2015 Cur/Pyr

Altech Autopage Group* 5 188 5 650 (8%) (209) 137 (253%)
Altech Multimedia Group** 1 030 1 821 (43%) (160) 61 (362%)
Altech Netstar Group 1 161 1 121 4% 252 310 (19%)
Systems Integration Group 1 497 1 678 (11%) 65 132 (51%)
Radio Holdings Group 953 726 31% 75 66 14%
Other Altech Segments 419 188 123% 32 36 (11%)
Altech Group 10 248 11 184 (8%) 55 742 (93%)
Bytes Technology Group UK
Software 3 554 2 644 34% 132 106 25%
Bytes Document Solutions
Group 2 117 2 212 (4%) 84 115 (27%)
Bytes Managed Solutions 1 528 1 520 1% 135 136 (1%)
Bytes Secure Transaction
Solutions 837 697 20% 192 158 22%
Bytes Universal Systems 703 856 (18%) 73 107 (32%)
Other Bytes Segments 741 399 86% 54 (6) nm
Bytes Group 9 480 8 328 14% 670 616 9%
Powertech Cables Group 4 370 4 973 (12%) (3) 202 (101%)
Powertech Transformers Group 957 1 330 (28%) (146) (66) (121%)
Powertech Battery Group 984 945 4% 74 76 (3%)
Powertech System Integrators 770 820 (6%) (5) 3 (267%)
Other Powertech Segments 104 220 (53%) (76) 5 nm
Powertech Group** 7 185 8 288 (13%) (156) 220 (171%)
Corporate, consolidation and
financial services (321) (177) (81%) (193) (195) 1%
Altron Group 26 592 27 623 (4%) 376 1 383 (73%)

* The majority of this segment formed part of the discontinued operations.
** These segments formed part of the discontinued operations.

2016 2015
Segment EBITDA can be reconciled to group operating profit before capital items
as follows:
EBITDA 376 1 383
Reconciling items:
Depreciation (285) (377)
Amortisation (165) (179)
Group operating (loss)/profit before capital items (74) 827

OPERATIONAL CONTRIBUTION FROM TOTAL
OPERATIONS

% 2016 2015*
R millions change (Audited) % (Audited) %

Revenue
Altech (8) 10 248 38 11 184 41
Bytes 14 9 480 36 8 328 30
Powertech (13) 7 185 27 8 288 30
Corporate and eliminations (321) (1) (177) (1)
Altron (4) 26 592 100 27 623 100
Normalised EBITDA *
Altech (75) 187 28 752 53
Bytes 10 676 101 616 44
Powertech (138) (92) (14) 243 17
Corporate and eliminations (102) (15) (195) (14)
Altron (53) 669 100 1 416 100
Normalised headline earnings **
Altech (326) (203) 80 90 27
Bytes 13 440 (173) 391 118
Powertech nm (289) 113 4 1
Corporate and eliminations (203) 80 (153) (46)
Altron (177) (255) 100 332 100

* Normalised EBITDA is stated for total operations before capital items and non-operational once off costs relating to inventory
written-off, impairment of receivables, lease cancellations as well as certain restructuring costs
** Normalised headline earnings is stated for total operations and before non-operational once off costs relating to inventory
written-off, impairment of receivables, lease cancellations as well as certain restructuring costs

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION (TOTAL
OPERATIONS)

2016 2015*
R millions (Audited) (Audited)

Depreciation 285 377
Amortisation 165 179
Net foreign exchange (profit)/losses (41) 64
Cash flow movements
Capital expenditure (including intangibles) 468 650
Net additions to contract fulfilment costs 383 148
Additions to contract fulfilment costs 634 486
Net expensing of contract fulfilment costs during the year (167) (327)
Terminations of contract fulfilment costs (84) (11)
Capital commitments 55 71
Lease commitments 604 927
Payable within the next 12 months: 241 244
Payable thereafter: 363 683
Weighted average number of shares (millions) 337 333
Diluted average number of shares (millions) 341 337
Shares in issue at the end of the year (millions) 337 337
Ratios
EBITDA margin 1,4% 5,0%
Normalised EBITDA margin 2,5% 5,1%
ROCE (1,2%) 10,9%
ROE (19,8%) 9,3%
ROA (0,6%) 6,4%
RONA (0,7%) 9,9%
Current ratio 1,3:1 1,3:1
Acid test ratio 1,2:1 1:1

Definitions:
Contract fulfilment costs
Contract fulfilment costs include hardware, fitment, commissions and other costs directly attributable to the
negotiation and conclusion of customer service contracts. These costs are expensed over the expected period of
the customer service contract.

MESSAGE TO SHAREHOLDERS

The Altron annual results for the year ended 29 February 2016 are reported in an integrated manner in
accordance with the G4 Guidelines prepared by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Integrated
Reporting Framework (Version 1) developed by the International Integrated Reporting Council
(IIRC), reflecting those issues that are applicable and which materially affect or contribute to the
sustainable development of Altron in terms of its financial and non-financial performance.

While Altron has made progress on its stated aim of repositioning the group in the Telecommunications,
Multimedia and Technology ("TMT") space, this process is taking longer than anticipated and in the
meantime the financial results have been materially impacted by difficult trading conditions as well as
the process itself. In order to provide shareholders with a clearer understanding of the impact of the
discontinued operations on the group, the income statement for the current year has been split between
continuing and discontinued operations. The continuing operations comprise the information
technology and telecommunications businesses of the group, while discontinued operations include the
whole of Powertech, Altech Autopage, Altech Node and Altech Multimedia in accordance with the
requirements of IFRS.

The various initiatives and actions taken by management in order to achieve its revised strategy have
been well documented in various SENS announcements released since April 2015.

On a more positive note, the Bytes operations delivered pleasing results, performing ahead of
expectations. However, these results were impacted by a decline in profitability in the Altech Netstar
operation as well as by certain restructuring costs associated with right-sizing the corporate overheads.

Overall trading conditions remained extremely challenging, which negatively affected the group's
performance especially in the discontinued operations. In addition to the four areas previously
identified as having a material impact on Altron's results, Aberdare Cables also experienced a marked
decline in its results. All of the manufacturing operations, with the exception of Powertech Batteries,
experienced very low demand levels as well as depressed margins, leading to substantial losses.

From a total operations perspective, Altron's revenue for the year under review declined by 4% to
R26.6 billion and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) reduced by
73% to R376 million. Basic earnings per share (EPS) reduced to a loss of 259 cents from the loss of 3
cents reported in the prior year. Headline earnings per share (HEPS) declined to a loss of 145 cents
from the profit of 94 cents posted in the prior year.

As a result of the difficult trading conditions being experienced by the Altron group, and the current level
of debt, the main focus is to strengthen the financial position and to reduce debt. As a result, the
directors have decided not to declare a dividend for the financial year ended 29 February 2016.

Financial overview

Income

Continuing operations

Revenue increased by 20% to R14.4 billion from R12.0 billion in the prior year, while EBITDA declined
by 11% from R993 million to R888 million. The EBITDA margin declined to 6.2% compared to the prior
year's 8.3%. While margin decline was evident in a number of operations, this was magnified by the
inclusion of certain once-off charges and, with the exception of Powertech, all corporate overheads in
continuing operations, which will be reduced by approximately R100 million for the year ahead.
Depreciation and amortisation charges increased from R166 million to R186 million, resulting in
operating profit decreasing by 15%. Operating margins decreased from 6.9% to 4.9%.

Capital items have increased from the prior year primarily due to the impairment of R51 million of
goodwill and R22 million of intangible assets in the Bytes Universal Systems business unit on
acquisitions made in previous periods. This resulted in a profit of R633 million from operating activities,
significantly lower than last year's profit of R850 million. Net finance costs have increased from R133
million to R161 million as average borrowings remain high and interest rates have increased over the
prior year.

The effective tax rate of 24% reflects the benefits of lower tax rates in some of the international
operations as well as some utilisation of assessed losses. These factors resulted in a profit from
continuing operations for the period of R360 million compared to a profit of R496 million during the prior
year.

Discontinued operations

The results of the discontinued operations showed a significant decline from the previous year with
revenue declining by 22% on reduced demand, and EBITDA dropping from a profit of R390 million to a
loss of R512 million. This reflects the significant challenges which each of these operations faced
during the year under review as well as the costs of various initiatives implemented to reduce the
losses being incurred.

The substantial capital items are related to the closure of the Altech Node business and the impairment
of the various business units, now classified as held-for-sale, down to fair value. Impairments were
taken on Powertech Transformers during the first half, while Altron also had to take impairments in
respect of Aberdare's local operations, Powertech Batteries and the investment in the associate
company, Battech. Net finance costs have also increased significantly, primarily due to an increase in
the factoring costs associated with the Altech Autopage handset receivables book, as well as the
increase in interest rates.

These factors resulted in a loss from discontinued operations of R1.5 billion compared to a loss of R556
million in the prior year.

The Altron group believes there is a high probability of disposing of these operations in the 2016/2017 financial year.

Cash management

Total operations

Cash generated by operations of R528 million was 69% down on the prior year, while R1.4 billion was
released from working capital, which represented a significant improvement on the R330 million
released in the prior year. The significant increase in the net finance expense was more than offset by
reduced tax payments as well as a significantly lower dividend. These factors resulted in cash flows
from operating activities being marginally higher than the previous year.

Investing activities remained high at R1.1 billion. Capital expenditure relating to property, plant and
equipment as well as intangible assets amounted to R469 million, which was 28% lower than the prior
year. However, the investment in contract fulfilment costs increased to R634 million as Altron
continued to focus on preserving its subscriber bases at Altech Autopage, and to a lesser extent, Altech
Netstar. This is expected to reduce significantly following the disposal of Altech Autopage.

The R117 million of cash utilised in financing activities is predominantly due to the repayment of the
amortising loan funding of R125 million which occurred in March 2015 - the August payment was
deferred for six months and has been settled post the balance sheet date.

Given the current cash flow position of the group, the focus remains on reducing the amount of debt.
To this end, the proceeds from the disposal of Altech Autopage and Aberdare Cables, as well as the
other potential disposals, will be used to reduce the group's debt.

SUBSIDIARY REVIEW

Subsidiary income and growth

Continuing operations

Telecommunications

Altech Netstar reported a marginal increase in revenue but posted a 19% decline in EBITDA. The
decline in profitability primarily arose as a result of the increased cost of acquiring subscribers - both in
terms of commission, and in the cost of funding units. The stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) side of the
business contracted due to increased churn as consumers came under pressure. However, fleet
management continues to see favourable growth as a result of several contract wins and now
represents some 35% of the business. Pinpoint Communications, the Australian acquisition concluded
in March 2015, performed in line with expectations and has facilitated access to new fleet and asset
management markets in Australia.

Bytes Systems Integration saw a marginal decline in revenue, but a significant reduction in EBITDA.
Although the international side of the business performed well off the back of successful projects in
Africa, the local business declined with the non-recurrence of some large sales during the prior period
and a reduction in gross margins, particularly in the hardware business. A cost reduction process has
been initiated in the local operation and much focus is on converting a healthy order pipeline, despite
continual delays in the adjudication and awarding of tenders.

Altech Radio Holdings performed exceptionally well, growing revenue by 31% and EBITDA by 14%,
primarily as a result of the Gauteng Broadband Network project which is being implemented on
schedule with the scope being enhanced in the process. Its subsidiaries, Altech Radio Distributors and
Altech Fleetcall, are finding conditions more challenging in the current economic climate.

Multimedia

Arrow Altech Distribution is performing exceptionally well. While revenue is up 13%, margins have
remained stable and EBITDA is also up 13%. The business has successfully increased its market
penetration, which has also reduced its dependency on intra-group business.

Technology (IT)

The Technology division had a good year with a 14% uplift in revenue, with much of the growth coming
from the UK operations, although Bytes People Solutions and Bytes Secure Transaction Solutions each
achieved good growth in the domestic market. EBITDA has increased by 9%, with the EBITDA margin
moving from 7.4% to 7.1%. The reduced margin is primarily due to margin reductions at Bytes
Universal Systems and Bytes People Solutions and an increased contribution from the Bytes UK
operations.

The South African operations increased revenue by 3% but maintained EBITDA, resulting in the
EBITDA margins moving from 9.7% to 9.4%. The international operations grew revenue by 36% and
EBITDA by 29% - assisted by the depreciation of the Rand, but also growing in local currency terms.

Bytes UK again produced excellent results. The local currency results exceeded expectations as the
business expanded its higher margin operations.