Perenti reports strong FY20 H1 earnings as it delivers against 2025 strategy Posted on February 26, 2020March 9, 2020 by admin Perenti has delivered a strong result in HY20, with the Company on track to meet its most recent FY20 earnings guidance. Perenti Managing Director Mark Norwell said the HY20 results demonstrated the diversity and resilience of the expanded Group. “At a Group level our underlying earnings were strong, which was an impressive achievement, given the challenges in African Mining Services (AMS), demonstrating the breadth of Perenti’s portfolio,” Mr Norwell said. “Perenti’s underground mining business, across Australia and Africa, performed exceptionally well, with earnings growing by more than one-third over the prior corresponding period as we successfully integrated Barminco into the Perenti group. “Meanwhile, in our surface mining business, our Ausdrill operations in Australia performed in line with expectations but our AMS operations in Africa delivered an unsatisfactory result that impacted Group earnings. “A key focus of our 2025 Group strategy has been on the transformation of AMS, with a range of initiatives underway including enhanced earnings, cash conversion, and efficient capital management. “In addition to the AMS transformation initiative, a strategic review of AMS has now commenced that will thoroughly assess the business more broadly. “In November, 19 of our employees tragically lost their lives and a further 26 were injured as a result of an unprecedented terrorist attack in Burkina Faso. In response, we reassessed where and how we operate, with Perenti ceasing operations in Burkina Faso’s higher risk locations given the current security situation. We also continue to do everything possible to ensure that all injured employees, work colleagues and impacted families are receiving the best possible care and support.” To see the full FY20 H1 results please visit the Investor Section of our website.