Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results and Dividend Declaration

Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results and Dividend Declaration

Karooooo Ltd.
(a public company incorporated and registered in the Republic of Singapore)
(Unique Entity Number: 201817157Z)
JSE share code: KRO NASDAQ share code: KARO
ISIN: SGXZ19450089

Short-form Announcement: Unaudited Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results and Dividend
Karooooo, that owns 100% of Cartrack Holdings Limited (“Cartrack”), issued a press release announcing its
unaudited fourth quarter and full year results for the 12 months ended 28 February 2023 and included such
press release as an exhibit to its form 6-K (the “Report on Form 6-K”) dated 8 May 2023 furnished to the
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Investors are referred to the full press release
as published and available on the Karooooo website at

Fourth Quarter 2023 Highlights:
(Comparisons are relative to the Fourth Quarter 2022, unless otherwise stated)


    -    1,717,077 Cartrack subscribers at February 28, 2023, up 13% (Q4 2022: 1,525,972)

    -    Net Cartrack subscriber additions of 38,471, down 31% (Q4 2022: 55,587)

We faced challenging trading conditions in South Africa predominately due to unprecedented national power
outages in Q4 2023. However, net subscriber additions (connected vehicles and equipment on our platform)
in Q1 2024 are in line with our expectations, with demand coming from both small and large enterprises.


    -    Total revenue increased 24% to ZAR916 million (Q4 2022: ZAR742 million)

    -    Total revenue increased 22% on a constant currency basis (a non-IFRS measure)

    -    Subscription revenue increased 18% to ZAR794 million (Q4 2022: ZAR671 million)

    -    Subscription revenue increased 16% on a constant currency basis (a non-IFRS measure)

Full Year 2023 Highlights:
(Comparisons are relative to the Full Year 2022, unless otherwise stated)


    -    1,717,077 Cartrack subscribers at February 28, 2023, up 13% (FY 2022: 1,525,972)

    -    Net Cartrack subscriber additions of 191,105, down 13% (FY 2022: 219,972)

We faced challenging trading conditions in South Africa in Q1 and Q4 2023. However, we are seeing strong
net subscriber additions in Q1 2024, as businesses seek to digitally transform to become more efficient and
competitive, and improve their compliance functions.


    -    Total revenue increased 28% to ZAR3,507 million (FY 2022: ZAR2,746 million)

    -    Total revenue increased 27% on a constant currency basis (a non-IFRS measure)

    -    Subscription revenue increased 17% to ZAR3,010 million (FY 2022: ZAR2,568 million)

    -    Subscription revenue increased 16% on a constant currency basis (a non-IFRS measure)

Operating Profit and Earnings per share

Karooooo grew operating profit by 26% to ZAR882 million (FY 2022: ZAR699 million) and earnings per share
by 27% to ZAR19.29 in FY 2023 (FY 2022: ZAR15.24). The dividend paid from our subsidiaries bolstered
the group’s retained earnings as a stand-alone entity but resulted in dividend withholding taxes of ZAR27
million, which negatively impacted earnings per share. A dividend of 85 U.S. cents per share will be paid to
shareholders from retained earnings in July 2023.

Cartrack delivered operating profit of ZAR915 million, up 28%, in FY 2023 (FY 2022: ZAR715 million). It
expanded its gross profit margin to 72% (FY 2022: 68%) and its operating profit margin to 30% (FY 2022:

Carzuka’s operating loss was ZAR38 million in FY 2023 (FY 2022: ZAR13 million) operating loss.

Karooooo Logistics delivered an operating profit of ZAR5 million in FY 2023 (FY 2022: ZAR3 million operating


Our mission is to be a leading on-the-ground Operations Cloud service provider.

We believe Karooooo is well positioned for growth. We operate in a growing and largely underpenetrated
market, with strong demand from customers across diverse industries.

Our proven, robust and consistently profitable business model, underpinned by a strong balance sheet and
healthy cash position, gives us multiple levers for expansion. We expect our investment in marketing and sales,
and the realization of economies of scale across our business segments, to generate robust results in the

We remain confident that our track record of success, specifically our ability to generate healthy cash flows, is

Actual results may differ materially from Karooooo’s outlook due to various factors, including those described
under “Forward-Looking Statements” below and described under “Risk Factors” in our latest Annual Report on
Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

With Cartrack’s revenue making up the majority of group revenue, and Carzuka and Karooooo Logistics being
built for scale, the outlook below relates to Cartrack only.

As described above, in Q4 FY 2023 Cartrack expensed a larger proportion of the Costs of Acquiring a
Subscriber. Of the total Costs of Acquiring a Subscriber, amounting to ZAR2,148, we capitalized 56%, versus
ZAR2,118 in Q4 FY 2022 of which 66% was capitalized. While this has no impact on Free Cash Flow, it affects
adjusted EBITDA. We expect to continue this trend and have therefore opted to provide operating profit

Our guidance for FY 2024 is:

    -   Number of subscribers between 1,900,000 and 2,100,000

    -   Subscription revenue between ZAR3,400 million and ZAR3,600 million

    -   Cartrack’s Operating Profit margin between 28% and 31%

Balance Sheet, Liquidity, cash flow and dividend declaration
Our capital allocation approach supports Karooooo’s strong growth at scale, profitability and high cash-
generation. Given our balanced capital structure and healthy operating profit margins, we have ample runway
to accelerate our revenue growth while remaining profitable.

As of February 28, 2023, the increase in Karooooo’s property, plant and equipment is primarily as a result of
an increase in-vehicle capitalized telematic devices by ZAR105 million to ZAR876 million (February 28, 2022:
ZAR771 million) and the development cost of ZAR72 million in the new South African central office in
Rosebank, Johannesburg (February 28, 2022: ZAR4 million). Karooooo’s property, plant and equipment of
uninstalled telematic devices for future sales was ZAR307 million (February 28, 2022L ZAR312 million).

Overall, trade receivables increased in line with increased revenue, with debtor’s collection days improving to
31 days (February 28, 2022: 34 days).

The group’s capital allocation committee has adopted a cash management policy whereby Karooooo’s excess
cash reserves on hand will be held in US Dollars. This will be translated into ZAR for reporting purposes.

Cash and cash equivalents at February 28, 2023

Karooooo reported a strong net cash and cash equivalents balance of ZAR966 million at February 28, 2023
(February 28, 2022: ZAR718 million).

At February 28, 2023, the group had bank facilities for growth initiatives and other general corporate purposes
of ZAR925 million with The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited and ZAR75 million with Capitec Bank

Free Cash Flow (a non-IFRS measure)

Karooooo generated record cash from operating activities of ZAR1,127 million for the year ended February
28, 2023 (February 2022: ZAR932 million). Similarly, the group generated record Free Cash Flow (a non-IFRS
measure) of ZAR547 million for the period, compared to ZAR379 million a year before.

This result was achieved notwithstanding the group’s strategic investment in expansion, brand building and
customer acquisition for long-term, sustainable growth.

Events subsequent to the end of the Fourth Quarter 2023

In March 2023, for strategic reasons, the group acquired 76% of Cartrack Swaziland (Proprietary) Limited,
from its existing franchisees for a purchase consideration of ZAR 9.1 million. We expect earnings for
Cartrack Swaziland (Proprietary) Limited to be over ZAR2 million for FY 2024.

Dividend Policy

The Board recognizes the importance to the group of investment in achieving growth at scale, and endeavors
to avoid swings in dividend profile.

However, the payment and timing of dividends in cash or other distributions (such as a return of capital to
shareholders through share buy-backs, for example) are determined by the Board after considering factors
that include: earnings and free cash flow; current and anticipated capital requirements; economic conditions;
contractual, legal, tax and regulatory restrictions (including covenants contained in any financing agreements);
the ability of group subsidiaries to distribute funds to Karooooo; and such other factors the Board may deem

Karooooo aims to reinvest retained earnings to the extent that it aligns with the group’s required return on
incrementally reinvested capital, return on equity, and short- to medium-term growth strategy.

Subject to Karooooo’s constitution and in accordance with the Singapore Companies Act, the Board may,
without the approval of shareholders, declare and pay interim dividends. Any final dividends must be approved
by an ordinary resolution at a general meeting of shareholders.

The Board may review and amend the dividend policy from time to time.
Dividend Declaration

Considering the strong earnings and free cash flow in FY 2023 and in accordance with the dividend policy set
out above, an interim dividend of 85 U.S. cents per ordinary share, pertaining to the first quarter of Karooooo’s
2024 financial year, will be paid on July 3, 2023, to shareholders on record as at the close of business on June
23, 2023. Although Karooooo’s reporting currency is ZAR, its statutory filings in Singapore are reported in
USD, as a result of which dividends are declared in USD. The details with respect to the dividends declared
for holders of our ordinary shares are as follows:

                                                 NASDAQ                             JSE

 Declaration date                                Monday, May 8, 2023                Tuesday, May 9, 2023

 Finalisation announcement, date of              Thursday, June 8, 2023             Friday, June 9, 2023
 currency conversion and confirmation of
 record date

 Last date to trade cum dividend                 Wednesday, June 21, 2023           Tuesday, June 20, 2023

 Shares commence trading Ex-dividend             Thursday, June 22, 2023            Wednesday, June 21, 2023

 Record date                                     Friday, June 23, 2023              Friday, June 23, 2023

 Dividend payment date                           Monday, July 3, 2023               Monday, July 3, 2023

Shareholders registered on the South African section of the share register will not be allowed to dematerialise
or rematerialise their shareholdings between Wednesday, June 21, 2023 and Friday, June 23, 2023, both
dates inclusive, and transfers between the NASDAQ and South African register will not be permitted between
Friday, June 9, 2023 and Friday June 23, 2023, both days inclusive.

A summary of the tax considerations applicable to South African shareholders will be included in finalisation
announcement which is expected to be published on Friday, June 9, 2023.

Short-form Announcement

This short-form announcement is the responsibility of the directors of Karooooo. This short-form
announcement is only a summary of the information in the full announcement (defined below) and does not
contain full or complete details. Any investment decision by investors and/or shareholders should be based on
consideration of, inter alia, the full announcement.

The full announcement (“full announcement”) includes the contents of the Report on Form 6-K as furnished to
the SEC dated 8 May 2023, being the press release incorporating the unaudited condensed consolidated and
combined financial statements of Karooooo for the fourth quarter and full year ended 28 February 2023.

The full announcement has been released on SENS today, 9 May 2023 and is available for viewing on the
Company’s website ( and at the following address:

The full announcement is available for inspection at the offices of the Company (17 Kallang Junction #06-
05/06 Singapore 339274) at no charge during normal office hours on business days from Tuesday, 9 May
2023 to Tuesday, 16 May 2023. Copies of the full announcement may also be requested from the sponsor by

Webinar Information

Karooooo management will host a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, May 09, 2023 at 08:00 a.m. Eastern Time
(02:00 p.m. South African time; 08:00 p.m. Singaporean time).

Investors are invited to join the Zoom at:

Webinar ID: 812 2997 4883


    -   US (New York) Toll-free: +1 646 558 8656

    -   South Africa Toll-free: +27 87 551 7702

A replay will be available at approximately three hours after the conclusion of the live

About Karooooo

Karooooo, headquartered in Singapore, assists thousands of enterprise customers to digitally transform their
on-the-ground operations. We are a leading global provider of an on-the-ground operational IoT SaaS cloud
that maximizes the value of transportation, operations and workflow data by providing insightful real-time data
analytics to over 1,700,000 connected vehicles and equipment.

The Cartrack (wholly owned by Karooooo) SaaS platform provides customers with differentiated insights and
data analytics to optimize their business operations and workforce, increase efficiency, decrease costs,
improve safety, monitor environmental impact, assist with regulatory compliance and manage risk.

For Carzuka, our vast and growing cloud-based data assets, data contextualization, and machine learning
capabilities facilitate the buying and selling of vehicles at a fair price on an efficient platform. It also offers
visibility on vehicle performance and health, customer de-fleeting and customer profiling to understand market
demand and enhance lead generation. High-quality leads, robust buying parameters and adaptability to market
movements support healthy stock turnover rates and increased demand.

Leveraging Cartrack’s technology, subscriber base, distribution network, digital marketing capabilities and
ability to execute, Carzuka is expected to achieve strong growth at scale, providing buyers and sellers with a
large volume and variety of affordable used vehicles.

The integration of Karooooo Logistics’ technology stack into the Cartrack platform will enable our customers
to manage and enhance their logistics capacity with ease. Cartrack customers will be able to augment their
own fleet capacity using Cartrack’s API architecture for third-party courier and long-distance logistics, with
crowd-sourced drivers doing last mile deliveries. This solution will be charged on a subscription-based model.

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Media Contact           

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Merrill Lynch South Africa Proprietary Limited
t/a BofA Securities

Date: 09-05-2023 07:05:00
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