CEO, Koos Bekker said Naspers would maintain a focus on growing its pay television business and would focus heavily on ramping up its development spend on e-commerce in emerging markets - which he said would become one of the biggest sectors in economies as consumers made more of their purchases online.
"Quite soon the internet will be the largest contributor to the managed revenue base‚" Bekker said. Internet operations have been the group's major driver of revenue growth‚ and over the period contributed towards 41% of revenue‚ just behind pay-TV at 42%. Print operations accounted for only 17% of revenue."Very solid" set of results
The R1bn development spending on e-commerce resulted in a trading loss of R767m‚ although senior analyst of Avior Research Kevin Mattison said yesterday the division was probably "a couple of years away from profitability".
Mattison said Naspers had reported a "very solid" set of results‚ with good growth of both the pay TV and internet businesses. "They have grown it up very quickly over the past 10 years and clearly their largest investments are going into e-commerce‚" he said.
"Naspers has acquired a very good long term growth outfit in countries where e-commerce is at a very early stage of its lifecycle‚" he said. The aim was clearly to become "influential players as the sector starts to mature".
For more than two decades, I-Net Bridge has been one of South Africa’s preferred electronic providers of innovative solutions, data of the highest calibre, reliable platforms and excellent supporting systems. Our products include workstations, web applications and data feeds packaged with in-depth news and powerful analytical tools empowering clients to make meaningful decisions.
We pride ourselves on our wide variety of in-house skills, encompassing multiple platforms and applications. These skills enable us to not only function as a first class facility, but also design, implement and support all our client needs at a level that confirms I-Net Bridge a leader in its field.
Go to: http://www.inet.co.za