Salient Features

Lost time injury frequency rate improved to 0.82 (December 2012: 0.85), but regrettably two fatal incidents (December 2012: 0) were reported
Revenue from continuing operations improved to R19 billion (December 2012: R16,3 billion)
Attributable earnings improved to R724 million (December 2012: R262 million)
Diluted HEPS from continuing operations improved by 41% to 62 cents (December 2012: 44 cents), diluted HEPS improved by 25% to 86 cents (December 2012: 69 cents)
Robust order book of R44,9 billion (December 2012: R48,3 billion)
Improved net cash position of R2 billion (December 2012: R1,1 billion)
Acquisition of Clough minority shares and delisting
Sale of Construction Products businesses nearing conclusion

A New Strategic Future

Murray & Roberts is in the final year of its three-year Recovery & Growth strategy, which returned the Group to profitability and established a foundation for growth. The Group successfully delivered its Recovery Year and has substantially achieved all of the strategic objectives that were set for its two Growth Years. Profitability in the South African operations continues to be a priority.

The Recovery & Growth plan created a stronger financial basis and returned focus to the Group’s core competency of engineering and construction, with increased emphasis on the natural resources markets of oil & gas and metals & minerals, which have been identified as the sectors presenting the best sustainable growth potential in the medium-to long term.

The Group is now developing its next strategic phase; A New Strategic Future. The prime objective of this strategy is to optimise shareholder return by investing in specific growth market sectors and to expand the Group’s business into more profitable segments of the engineering and construction value chain.






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Murray & Roberts Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number: 1948/029826/06
JSE Share Code: MUR
ISIN: ZAE000073441
(“Murray & Roberts” or “Group” or “Company”)
Registered office:
Douglas Roberts Centre,
22 Skeen Boulevard,
Bedfordview 2007.

PO Box 1000 Bedfordview 2008
Link Market Services South Africa Proprietary Limited
13th Floor, Rennie House,
19 Ameshoff Street
Braamfontein 2001

PO Box 4844, Johannesburg, 2000
Deutsche Securities
(SA) Proprietary Limited

L Kok

M Sello* (Chairman) HJ Laas (Managing and Chief Executive) DD Barber*
AJ Bester NB Langa-Royds*
JM McMahon1* WA Nairn* RT Vice*

1British *Non-executive



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