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Barloworld forestalls huge hedge in earnings for the year

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Barloworld, a manufacturer of industrial brands, expects a considerable improvement in its financial results for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021.

Barloworld said in a trade statement on Wednesday that its basic earnings per share will be between 1 202 and 1 442 cents per share, up from a loss of 1 236 cents in 2020.

The company’s basic headline profits per share are expected to increase from 268 cents in 2020 to between 1 091 cents and 1 309 cents in 2021. The corporation credited the increase to the performance of its equipment business in Southern Africa and Euroasia, which is due to be released on November 22.

Through its equipment division, Barloworld is a licenced dealer for Caterpillar earthmoving equipment. Ingrain, which it purchased from Tongaat Hulett in 2020, also contributed to the firm’s performance, according to the industrial brands company.

It also praised its better car rental and leasing sector, as well as the implementation of austerity measures. The epidemic, which ravaged the transportation industry, had a toll on Barloworld’s automobile rental company, as Fin4 previously reported.

It also sold its motor retail business to NMI Durban South Motors, a firm in which it owns a 50% ownership, as part of its aim to leave vehicle retail. However, its starch and equipment industries aided in mitigating the effects of Covid-19.

Story by : Norvisi Mawunyegah