Annual report 2020

Building leading
companies
that improve people's lives

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Who we are

Prosus is a top 10 global consumer internet company and Europe's largest listed consumer internet company.

We focus on building great consumer internet companies by successfully identifying and partnering with local tech entrepreneurs to make everyday life better for billions of people.

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Covid-19 update

The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges and uncertainties for everyone around the world. Find out how we are responding to this evolving situation.

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How we've performed

Group performance

Through Prosus, we focus on building global consumer internet businesses. We have investments in classifieds, food delivery, payments and fintech, education, health and etail, as well as ventures, and social and internet platforms.

Note

  • (1) On an economic-interest basis. Growth in local currency, excluding acquisitions and disposals.

REVENUE

us$21.5bn

up 23%(1)

TRADING PROFIT

us$3.8bn

up 16%(1)

EMPLOYEES

20 524

Classifieds

Our brands, OLX and Avito, including 15 other brands, hold leading market positions in more than 22 countries.

Note

  • (1) Presented on an economic-interest basis. Growth in local currency excluding acquisitions and disposals.

REVENUE

us$1 281m

up 37% (1)

TRADING PROFIT

us$34m

up >100% (1)

EMPLOYEES

8 449

Food Delivery

Our portfolio consists of food-delivery businesses, including iFood, Delivery Hero and Swiggy, that lead in 38 markets globally.

Note

  • (1) Presented on an economic-interest basis. Growth in local currency excluding acquisitions and disposals.

REVENUE

us$751m

up >100% (1)

TRADING LOSS

us$624m

up >(100)% (1)

EMPLOYEES

2 612

Payments and Fintech

PayU is one of the largest online payment services platforms in the world, with operations in 20 markets across Africa and the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, India, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Included in this segment are the group's fintech and credit associates Remitly and ZestMoney.

Note

  • (1) Presented on an economic-interest basis. Growth in local currency excluding acquisitions and disposals.

REVENUE

us$428m

up 21% (1)

TRADING LOSS

us$67m

up (32)% (1)

EMPLOYEES

2 817

Etail

eMAG is an ecommerce leader in Central and Eastern Europe.

Note

  • (1) Presented on an economic-interest basis. Growth in local currency excluding acquisitions and disposals.

REVENUE

us$1 363m

up 16% (1)

TRADING LOSS

us$20m

up 48% (1)

EMPLOYEES

5 330

Ventures

Our Ventures arm partners with entrepreneurs to build leading technology companies, with the ambition to fuel the next wave of growth for the group.

Note

  • (1) Presented on an economic-interest basis. Growth in local currency excluding acquisitions and disposals.

REVENUE

us$99m

up 44% (1)

TRADING LOSS

us$57m

up 11% (1)

Social and internet platforms

Prosus also holds investments in two listed internet companies: Tencent (31%), China's largest and most-used internet services platform, and Mail.ru Group (27.9%), the leading internet company in Russian-speaking markets.

Note

  • (1) Presented on an economic-interest basis. Growth in local currency excluding acquisitions and disposals.

REVENUE

us$17 189m

up 21% (1)

TRADING PROFIT

us$4 699m

up 22% (1)

At heart, we are entrepreneurs who want to make a positive impact on the world.

Koos Bekker, chair

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Koos Becker

The listing of Prosus presents a new opportunity for global investors to access our unique portfolio of high-growth international internet assets.

Bob van Dijk, chief executive

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Bob van Dijk

Delivering sustainable value throughout the year

We report on the six capitals that together provide a true picture of value across the group

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Focusing on sustainability

At our core we strive to have a lasting positive impact on people's lives around the world - empowering people and enriching their communities long term.

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