EBITDA up 17.7%
US$206.4 million

(FY14: US$175.3 million)


    “A key part of the sustainability of our strategy is developing our people to enable them to realise their full potential and build a sustainable skills pool for the benefit of Datatec.”

    Stephen Davidson
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    “The Group’s scale and global diversity positions us well to take advantage of key markets and high-growth opportunities.”

    Jens Montanana CEO
    Jurgens Myburgh CFO
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    Group revenue up 13.3%
    US$6.4 billion

    (FY14: US$5.7 billion)

    Gross profit at
    US$932.9 million

    (FY14: US$841.4 million)

    EBITDA up 17.7%
    US$206.4 million

    (FY14: US$175.3 million)

    Underlying* earnings
    per share up 17.1% to
    41.8 US cents

    (FY14: 35.7 US cents)

    Scrip distribution with cash dividend alternative maintained at
    17 US cents

    per share for the full year


Datatec is an international ICT solutions and services group operating in more than 60 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The Group’s service offering spans the technology, integration and consulting sectors of the ICT market. Datatec operates through three core divisions: Technology Distribution – Westcon; Integration – Logicalis; Consulting Services – Analysys Mason, Mason Advisory and The Via Group.

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    Westcon Group (“Westcon”) is a value-added distributor of categoryleading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre, and security solutions, with a global network of specialty resellers.

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    Logicalis Group (“Logicalis”) is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in IT infrastructure and networking solutions, communications and collaboration, data centre and cloud solutions, and managed services.

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    The Consulting Services division, comprising the majority-owned businesses Analysys Mason, Mason Advisory and The Via Group, accounted for 1% of Group revenues (FY14: 1%) and 1% of EBITDA (FY14: 1%).

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Datatec’s strategy is to deliver long-term, sustainable and above-average returns to shareholders through portfolio management and the development of its principal subsidiaries in technology solutions and services to targeted customers in identified markets.

The Group offers strategic direction to its divisions and provides central services which include portfolio oversight, mergers and acquisitions, capital and financing, management support, market and sector intelligence and geographical expertise. In addition, the Group is continually seeking to expand its portfolio through targeted investments aimed at capitalising on sector-focused opportunities.

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Our business philosophy has its roots in an entrepreneurial culture. We are committed to being ethical, honest, socially responsible corporate citizens and strive to be an employer of choice: attracting, developing and retaining talented people.

We value business partnerships and we work towards creating shareholder value by developing a best-in-class portfolio of actively managed businesses operating in the high-value, fast-growing sectors of the ICT market.



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Our People

Datatec employs over 8 000 employees across more than 60 countries. The Group strives to attract and retain employees of the highest calibre to uphold performance and build sustainability, and in parallel prioritises optimal working conditions and opportunities for development. The Group seeks to develop skills and talent inherent in its workforce.

Safety, Health and Environment

Datatec has a Group-wide SHE policy, which is complemented by individual policies at each subsidiary to ensure compliance with local regulations. Management at each subsidiary is responsible for implementing and maintaining the policy throughout the organisation, and ensuring that health and safety considerations are given priority in planning and day-to-day supervision of work.

Community Development

Datatec’s Corporate Social Investment (“CSI”) endeavours are central to the Group’s belief that a good education is at the heart of a successful economy. The Datatec Educational and Technology Trust (“the Trust”) remains focused on supporting educational organisations with a specific focus on uplifting the standard and talent in the fields of mathematics, science and technology (“MST”) within underprivileged communities in South Africa.

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