MTN Group said that it expects to report an improvement of at least 20 percent in headline earnings per share for 2018. MTN said in a trading statement it expects to post an increase of ZAR 0.36 and ZAR 0.49 respectively in both headline earnings per share (HEPS) and attributable earnings per share (EPS) for the 12-month period. This points to an increase in headline earnings per share from ZAR 1.82 to ZAR 2.18, and in attributable earnings per share from ZAR 2.46 to ZAR 2.95.
MTN will release its full results around 7 March. It will release an additional trading statement before this, once it obtains a reasonable degree of certainty as to the likely range of the final earnings figures.