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The Omnia spirit underpins its service ethic, brings innovation to the fore, creates value for its customers and ensures integrity in all that it does.

The Omnia Group comprises a balanced and diversified range of complementary chemical services businesses with a broad geographic spread. The Group extracts operational synergies and efficiencies across its businesses. It has been in business since 1953 and is listed in the Chemicals sector of the Johannesburg Securities Exchange.

Unaudited results for the six months ended 30 September 2020

  • Revenue stable Continuing operations: R8.2bn (HY2020: R8.3bn)
  • Operating profit increased Continuing operations: R341m (HY2020: R273m)
  • Net interest decreased Continuing operations: R136m (HY2020: R280m)
  • Profit after tax increased Continuing operations: R239m (HY2020: R26m)
  • Earnings per share increased Continuing operations: 143 cents (HY2020: 33 cents)
  • Headline earnings per share increased Continuing operations: 141 cents (HY2020: 43 cents)
  • EBITDA increased Continuing operations: R742m (HY2020: R669m) (excluding impairment)
  • Net working capital decreased to R3.7bn (HY2020: R4.6bn)


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Net debt decreased to R1.9bn (HY2020: R3.3bn)

Net debt to EBITDA ratio down (EBITDA 12-month rolling) Continuing operations: 1.2 (HY2020: 2.9)

Net asset value increased to R9.6bn (HY2020: R9.1bn)


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Omnia's Agriculture division, Omnia Nutriology, is the market leader in southern Africa and comprises Omnia Fertilizer and Omnia Specialities.

The division produces granular, liquid and speciality fertilisers for a broad customer base of farmers, co-operatives and wholesalers throughout southern and East Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.


BME is the leading supplier of explosives to the South African open pit mining and quarrying industry. It offers ground breaking solutions to all its customers and has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mali, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Malawi, Senegal and Zambia. It also trades into Mozambique and the DRC.

Protea Mining Chemicals offers value-added services to complement a wide range of chemical products.


Protea Chemicals is a well-established manufacturer and distributor of speciality, functional and effect chemicals and polymers, with a major presence in every sector of the broader chemical distribution market. Operating throughout South Africa and widely across the African continent, the company represents a large number of domestic and international principals, counting among its suppliers many of the world's leading chemical producers.