South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore's FY profit falls 66 pct - CNBC Africa

South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore's FY profit falls 66 pct

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South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore's FY profit falls 66 pct. PHOTO: Wikipedia

South Africa's Kumba Iron Ore's reported a 66 percent drop in annual profit, in line with its own forecast, as it battled slumping prices for the steel-making ingredient.

Kumba, a unit of Anglo American, said headline earnings per share (EPS) totalled 11.8 rand in the year to end December compared with 34.3 rand a year earlier.

Headline EPS is the main gauge of profit in South Africa and strips out certain one-off items.

Iron ore prices fell about 35 percent in 2015 due to a supply glut and growth concerns in top consumer China, forcing Kumba to cut jobs and restructure its main mine, Sishen.

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