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African Oxygen Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes atmospheric gases, welding and safety products, and liquefied petroleum gas in South Africa and other African countries. It operates in four segments: Atmospheric Gases; Liquefied Petroleum Gas; Hard Goods; and Rest of Africa. It offers bulk liquefied gas products, including liquefied nitrogen, oxygen, argon, and CO2; and packaged gases, such as dissolved acetylene, scientific gases, refrigerants, helium, argon, oxygen, nitrogen, welding shielding gases, propellants, and packaged chemicals for use in industrial, mining, commercial, domestic, scientific, and medical applications. The company also provides medical gases for state and private medical facilities, and home-based care; and distributes liquefied petroleum gas under the Handigas brand. In addition, it supplies welding electrodes, MIG wire, and welding equipment for gas and arc welding requirements; and regulators, torches, and safety equipment. African Oxygen Limited serves customers in the mining, manufacturing, heavy industry, healthcare, and hospitality industries. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. African Oxygen Limited is a subsidiary of BOC Holdings Limited.

2,930 Employees
Last Reported Date: 04/10/14
Founded in 1927

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Total Annual Compensation: R3.8M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

african oxygen ltd (AFX) Key Developments

African Oxygen Ltd. Provides Consolidated Earnings Guidance for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

African Oxygen Ltd. provided consolidated earnings guidance for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the year, the company’s revenue is expected to be in line with the revenue earned in the previous financial year of ZAR 5,825 million. The ongoing impact of inflation and reduced volumes affected the Group's EBITDA before any restructuring costs is expected to be between 5% and 10% below that of the previous year of ZAR 792 million to ZAR 836 million. Earnings per share are expected to be between 68% and 78% lower than earnings per share of the prior year 2014 of 22.0 cents per share to 32.0 cents per share. Headline earnings per share are expected to be between 57% and 67% lower when compared to the headline earnings as reported for the 2013 financial year after taking into account both the provision made and impairment costs related to the restructure.

African Oxygen Announces Executive Changes

African Oxygen announced the resignation of Mr. Brett Kimber as the Managing Director of the Company, effective 12 January 2015. Mr. Kimber has decided to leave the Company to pursue other career opportunities. Afrox Chairman, Mr. Mike Huggon, will assume transitional responsibility for the executive management of the Company until a successor is identified.

African Oxygen Announces Interim Dividend, Payable on October 13, 2014

African Oxygen Ltd. announced an interim dividend of 24.0 cents per share. The ex dividend date is October 06, 2014 and the record date is October 10, 2014 and it is payable on October 13, 2014.


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