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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.

Audited results for the year ended 31 March 2020

  • Continued robust execution of turnaround plan
  • Oversubscribed rights issue of R2 billion successfully concluded
  • Sustainable debt package finalised
  • Revenue stable at R18.7 billion (2019: R18.6 billion)
  • Operating profit increased to R789 million (2019: R24 million)
  • Profit after tax increased to R129 million (2019: R407 million loss)
  • Earnings per share of 99 cents (2019: 530 cents loss)
  • Headline earnings per share of 189 cents (2019: 97 cents loss)
  • EBITDA, excluding impairments, increased to R1.8 billion (2019: R979 million)
  • Net debt reduced to R1.88 billion (2019: R4.40 billion)
  • Net debt to EBITDA ratio, excluding impairments down to 1.0 (2019: 4.5)
  • Net working capital decreased to R3.9 billion (2019: R4.2 billion)


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Net asset value increased to R9.7 billion (2019: R7.2 billion)

No final dividend declared (2019: nil cents)

The Recordable Case Rate increased to 0.49 (2019: 0.36)

Level 3 B-BBEE rating


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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.