In compliance with the requirements of the Securities Act No. 41 of 2016and the Listing Rules of the Lusaka Securities Exchange, ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM-IH) announces the interim unaudited financial results of the Company and its Subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the Group) for the six months’ period ended 30th September 2018.
The Group recorded a turnover of K67.5 million for the six-month period ended 30th September 2018 which represents 80% over the turnover of K37.5 million reported during the six months to 30th September 2017. The increase is mostly on account of the consolidation of Investrust Bank following the Group’s increase in the Bank’s shareholding to 71.4%. The Group recorded an operating loss of K222 million (Sept 2017: loss K123 million) and received dividends of K44.8 million from Kansanshi Mining Plc (September 2017: Nil).
The Group’s share of profit in associate companies was K437.5 million (September 2017: K227.3 million). The performance of the associate companies has continued to improve due to continued increase in demand for copper on the world market resulting in increased copper prices. Overall the Group recorded an after-tax profit of K510 million (September 2017: K87.8 million).