About Barloworld

Barloworld is a distributor of leading international brands providing integrated rental, fleet management, product support and logistics solutions. The core divisions of the group comprise Equipment (earthmoving equipment and power systems), Automotive (car rental, motor retail, fleet services, used vehicles and disposal solutions) and Logistics (logistics management and supply chain optimisation). We offer flexible, value adding, innovative business solutions to our customers backed by leading global brands. The brands we represent on behalf of our principals include Caterpillar, Avis, Budget, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Ford, Mazda, and others.


Detailed commentary

Salient features

“Khula Sizwe” B-BBEE transaction, approved by shareholders and launched successfully

Equipment southern Africa generates strong results

Automotive division generates good operating performance in a weak local market

Equipment Russia remains resilient

Strategy implementation well on track

Group return on invested capital of 11.3% (1H’18: 11.0%)

Normalised headline earnings per share at 521.4 cents up 14.1% (1H’18: 457.1 cents)*

Interim dividend per share of 165 cents up 13.8% (1H’18: 145 cents)

Detailed Salient features

Chief executive’s report

Dominic Sewela, CE of Barloworld, said:

“The group delivered pleasing results for the six months ended 31 March 2019 in challenging trading conditions with normalised headline earnings per share up 14.1% on the prior period*. The execution of our optimisation strategy is well on track, with Equipment southern Africa and Motor Retail positively contributing to our performance. The group is currently in negotiations and due diligence to acquire a contiguous Equipment territory. We are very pleased with the successful launch of the Barloworld “Khula Sizwe” B-BBEE transaction that in time should benefit the broad-based public.”

20 May 2019
Chief executive’s report