Leading the change from chemicals to green chemicals, biotech and biomolecular solutions, offering network-created,innovative technologies that protect life.


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 2022

  • Revenue
    increased to
    R21 437m (FY2021: R16 436m)
  • Operating profit 1
    increased to
    R1 597m (FY2021: R1 138m)
  • Operating profit excluding Zimbabwe 1
    increased to
    R1 726m (FY2021: R774m)
  • Operating profit margin excluding Zimbabwe
    increased by
    8.2% (FY2021: 4.9%)
  • Profit after tax 1
    increased to
    R1 093m (FY2021: R607m)
  • Earnings per share 1 increased to
    653 cents (FY2021: 364 cents)
  • Headline earnings per share 1 increased to
    672 cents (FY2021: 361 cents)
  • EBITDA1,2 increased to
    R2 352m (FY2021: R1 942m)
  • Cash position
    increased to
    R2 404m (FY2021: R1 833m)
  • Net working capital
    increased to
    R3 335m (FY2021: R2 820m)
  • Net asset value
    increased to
    R10 018m (FY2021: R9 739m)
  • Net cash
    increased to
    R719m (HY2021: R1.9bn net debt)
  • Ordinary dividend declared 275 cents per ordinary share (FY2021: 200 cents per ordinary share)
  • Special dividend declared 525 cents per ordinary share (FY2021: 400 cents per ordinary share)


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Global credit rating

  • Long term A with a stable outlook (FY2021: BBB+)
  • Short term A1 with a stable outlook (FY2021: A2)

Disciplined strategy execution enhanced operating performance

Optimised supply chain and integrated manufacturing facilities improved reliability and throughput

Disciplined cash management in a rising commodity price cycle underpinned strong financial position

Prudent capital management resulted in value creation for stakeholders

1 From continuing operations.
2 Excludes impairments of R29 million.


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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.