UCS is anticipating a growth of 27,6% in revenue to R725-million over the comparative period for the six months ended 31 March 2009, of which 11% is organic and the balance mainly from Computer Software Consultant, which was brought to account from 1 September 2008.
Normalised EBITDA, excluding foreign exchange translation differences and the R8 million income realised in the prior period on the conclusion of the Aquitec acquisition, grew by 6,5% over the prior-year comparative period.
Headline earnings per share are expected to be between 55% and 65% lower for the interim period ended 31 March 2009 than the headline earnings per share for the previous corresponding period while earnings per share are expected to be between 95% and 105% lower.
The difference between the earnings per share and headline earnings per share relates to the impairment of goodwill and intangible assets associated with certain business units, totalling some R14,9-million (5.1 cents per share) for the period under review.
The results should be published on about 19 May 2009.
UCS has also published a cautionary announcement, stating that it has entered into negotiations which, if successfully concluded, may have an effect on the price of the company's securities.