Press Releases

NETCARE LIMITED ("NETCARE") AND CLICKS GROUP LIMITED ("CLICKS")

2016/11/11

Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal give green light to Netcare outsourcing agreement with Clicks

CLICKS GROUP GROWS SHAREHOLDER VALUE BY R33 BN IN 20 YEARS OF JSE LISTING

2016/11/02

Health and beauty retailer Clicks Group today marked the 20th year of its listing on the JSE, with the group generating shareholder value of R33 billion since its debut on the stock market in 1996.

CLICKS GROUP EARNINGS UP 14% ON STRONG RETAIL TRADING

2016/10/27

Cape Town – Clicks Group delivered another strong trading performance in the year to August 2016 as retail turnover increased by 12.8%, again highlighting the resilience of the group’s business model and the health and beauty markets in which it trades.

NETCARE IN RETAIL PHARMACY OUTSOURCING AGREEMENT WITH CLICKS

2016/06/08

Healthcare group Netcare today announced a long-term agreement to outsource its 37 retail pharmacies in Medicross medical and dental clinics and 51 Netcare hospital retail front shop operations to Clicks.

STRONG RETAIL SALES DRIVE 15% EARNINGS GROWTH IN CLICKS GROUP

2016/04/21

Cape Town - Clicks Group performed well in an environment of constrained consumer spending and increasing financial pressure in the six months to February 2016, with group turnover up 13.4% to R12.1 billion and diluted headline earnings per share increasing 15.1% to 204.4 cents.

CLICKS GROUP SALES UP 15% AND DIVIDEND RAISED BY 24%

2015/10/22

Cape Town – Clicks Group delivered another good trading performance in the year to August 2015 as turnover increased by 15.3% to R22.1 billion and diluted headline earnings per share grew by 14% to 384 cents.

CLICKS GROUP SALES UP 14% AS ALL BUSINESSES GAIN MARKET SHARE

2015/04/23

Cape Town – Clicks Group has continued to trade well in the depressed consumer environment, increasing group turnover by 14.1% and growing diluted headline earnings per share by 12.8% to 177.6 cents for the six months to February 2015.

CLICKS GROUP EARNINGS UP 12.9% AND RATED TOP HEALTH AND BEAUTY RETAILER

2014/10/23

Cape Town – Clicks Group has reported a 12.9% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 336.8 cents in an environment of continued economic pressure and fragile consumer confidence.

CLICKS AND MUSICA REMAIN THE 'COOLEST' BRANDS AMONG SA'S YOUTH

2014/06/02

For the fifth year in a row, Clicks and Musica have scooped the Coolest Specialist Health and Beauty Store and the Coolest Music Retailer Awards in the annual Sunday Times Generation Next Awards – ample proof that these two stores continue to resonate with South Africa's youth market.

CLICKS GROUP EARNINGS UP 10% AS SPENDING REMAINS CONSTRAINED

2014/04/24

Cape Town – Clicks Group today reported a 10.3% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 157.4 cents for the six months to February 2014 as consumer spending in the country remains constrained.

CLICKS LAUNCHES GLOBAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS RETAILER IN SA

2014/02/12

Cape Town – US-based General Nutrition Corporation (GNC), the largest global specialty health and wellness retailer, will launch in South Africa later this month through an exclusive franchise agreement with the Clicks Group.

CLICKS GROUP LIFTS EARNINGS 9% IN CHALLENGING RETAIL ENVIRONMENT

2013/10/24 Cape Town – Clicks Group today reported a 13.6% increase in turnover to R17.5 billion for the year to August 2013 while the group’s return on equity remains the highest in the retail sector at 55.6%.

KEITH WARBURTON APPOINTED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF CLICKS

2013/04/25 Cape Town – Keith Warburton has been appointed to the newly-created position of chief operating officer of the Clicks chain. Warburton, 55, is a highly experienced retail executive who served as chief financial officer of the Clicks Group from 2005 to 2011. He resigned...

CLICKS GROUP TURNOVER UP 11% IN TOUGH TRADING CONDITIONS

2013/04/25 Cape Town – Clicks Group today reported turnover growth of 11.4% to R8.5 billion for the six months to February 2013, with headline earnings increasing by 10.0% to R366 million. The interim dividend was increased by 10.0% to 48.5 cents per share, while the gr...

CLICKS GROUP EARNINGS UP 9.5% AS OPERATING PROFIT PASSES R1 BILLION

2012/10/18 Cape Town – Clicks Group today reported a 9.5% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 273.4 cents for the year to August 2012 as operating profit exceeded R1 billion for the first time. The total dividend was increased by 21.6% to 152.0 cents per sha...

CLICKS GROUP GROWS MARKET SHARE IN TOUGH ENVIRONMENT

2012/04/26 Cape Town – Clicks Group today reported a 7.6% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 131.5 cents for the six months to February 2012 and increased its share of the total health and beauty market. The interim dividend was increased by 19.2% to 44.1 cents per ...

STRONG TRADING IN CLICKS LIFTS GROUP EARNINGS BY 18%

2011/10/20 Cape Town – Clicks Group today reported an 18.1% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 249.7 cents for the year to August 2011 as the Clicks chain continued its strong performance. A final distribution of 88.0 cents per share was declared, bringing th...

EARNINGS UP 22% ON STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM CLICKS CHAIN

2011/04/14 Cape Town – Clicks Group, the listed health and beauty retail and supply group, today reported a 22.2% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 122.2 cents for the six months to February 2011, driven by the strong performance from the Clicks chain and the benefits of...

CLICKS GROUP WELCOMES NEW DISPENSING FEE REGULATIONS

2010/11/22 Cape Town – Clicks Group has welcomed the dispensing fee regulations published by the Department of Health on Friday which set a maximum dispensing fee which may be charged by retail pharmacists. Clicks Group chief executive, David Kneale, said the new four-tier fee st...

CLICKS GROUP EARNINGS UP 27% ON STRONG RETAIL TRADING

2010/10/21 Cape Town – Clicks Group today reported a 27.4% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 211.4 cents for the year to 31 August 2010, driven largely by continued strong retail trading and efficient margin m...

EMPLOYEES TO ACQUIRE 10% OF SHARES IN CLICKS GROUP

2010/10/21 Cape Town - Clicks Group today announced a broad-based employee share ownership scheme which will see 10% of the group’s shares issued to employees. The transaction is valued at R1.2 billion, based on the group...

STRONG RETAIL TRADING LIFTS CLICKS GROUP EARNINGS

2010/04/22 Cape Town – Clicks Group today announced a 24.5% increase in diluted headline earnings per share to 100 cents for the six months to end February 2010, boosted by the continued strong trading results from the Clic...

CLICKS GROUP EARNINGS UP 26% ON STRONG RETAIL TRADING

2009/10/22 Cape Town – Healthcare retail and supply group Clicks Group increased diluted headline earnings per share by 26.2% to 165.9 cents per share in the year to 31 August 2009, driven by strong trading from the flagship Clicks chain and efficient cash and capital management....

NEW CLICKS DIVIDEND UP 30% ON STRONG TRADING PERFORMANCE

2009/04/30 Cape Town – Healthcare retail group New Clicks Holdings today reported strong trading and financial results for the six months to February 2009, with diluted headline earnings per share increasing 18.8% to 80.3 cents. The interim distribution was increased by 30.3% to 24.5...

TRADING UPDATE FOR THE FOUR MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 2008

2009/02/03 HIGHLIGHTS Clicks turnover up 13.1% Retail sales up 11.1% RETAIL TRADING Retail sales increased by 11.1% for the four months ended December 2008, with a particula...

STRONG REAL SALES GROWTH AS NEW CLICKS EARNINGS UP 28%

2008/10/23 Cape Town - New Clicks Holdings continued to experience resilient trading in a slowing consumer economy and generated strong real sales growth in the year ended 31 August 2008. Diluted headline earnings per share for the period increased by 28.1% to 131.9 cents. Group ...

NEW CLICKS ACQUIRES 60% STAKE IN DIRECT MEDICINES

2008/08/11 New Clicks has acquired a 60% stake in leading courier pharmacy business, Direct Medicines, for a cash payment of R13.2 million. David Kneale, group chief executive of New Clicks, said the acquisition will enable Clicks to broaden its coverage in the retail pharmacy ma...

CLICKS CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMENTUM AS 150TH PHARMACY OPENS

2008/07/31 Health and beauty retail specialist Clicks continues to entrench its position as the country’s largest retail pharmacy chain and opened its 150th pharmacy at the Hyde Park shopping centre in Johannesburg today. Following the opening of South Africa’s first corporate re...

RESILIENT TRADING FROM NEW CLICKS AS EARNINGS RISE 26%

2008/04/24 Cape Town – Specialist retail group New Clicks Holdings increased diluted headline earnings per share by 25.8% to 67.8 cents in the six months to end February 2008, as the group experienced resilient trading and benefited from its share buy-back programme.

NEW CLICKS INTERIM DIL HEPS UP 25.8% TO 67.8C

2008/04/24 Johannesburg, Apr 24 (INET BFA) South African specialist retail group New Clicks (NCL) on Thursday reported a 25.8% rise in diluted headline earnings per share to 67.8 cents for the six months ended February from 53.9 cents previously.

NEW CLICKS STRENGTHENS BOARD AND ENHANCES DIVERSITY

2008/02/05 Cape Town - New Clicks Holdings has strengthened its board of directors and enhanced transformation with the appointment of three black female directors with effect from 1 March 2008. The group has appointed Professor Fatima Abrahams and Fatima Jakoet as independent no...

RETAILER GETS SWITCHED ON TO PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT

2007/11/13 November 07, 2007 Edition 2 JOHANNESBURG: A major retailer announced yesterday that it had crushed more than 56 000 of the conventional light bulbs it stocked and was only selling energy-efficient bulbs. While this ca...

NEW CLICKS SELLS DISCOM TO EDCON FOR R369 MILLION

2007/06/01 Cape Town – Specialist retail group New Clicks Holdings is to sell retail business Discom to Edcon for R369 million. Discom is an ethnic hair care and beauty retailer serving the lower to middle income customer market. Group chief executive, David Kneale, said the core exp...

SHAREHOLDERS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

2006/12/21 The board of directors has approved a distribution of 22 cents per share (2005: 18.5 cents per share) comprising a final cash dividend of 6.8 cents per share and a distribution out of share premium of 15.2 cents per share in lieu of a dividend (co...

NEW CLICKS CALLS FOR STRICTER LICENCING OF WHOLESALERS

2006/12/21 Cape Town – Health and beauty retailer, New Clicks, says the proliferation of quasi-wholesalers in the pharmaceutical sector is inflating the cost of medicine to consumers and the group has called on the country’s healthcare regulators to apply stricter criteria for licensing ...

NEW CLICKS WELCOMES NEW PHARMACY REGULATIONS

2006/10/31 Cape Town – New Clicks has welcomed the pharmacy dispensing fee regulations announced by the Department of Health today, saying the new four-tiered pricing structure will bring much-needed stability to retail pharmacists and clarity to consumers. New Clicks chief execu...

MUSICA MEGASTORES LAUNCHED

2006/10/25 Cape Town – South Africa’s largest music and entertainment retailer, Musica, has launched Musica Megastores which will offer customers over 30 000 CD and DVD titles in its large format stores. The first four Musica Megastores have been converted from CD Wherehouse, th...

CLICKS LAUNCHES CREDIT CARD

2006/09/26 Cape Town – Health and beauty retailer Clicks has introduced a branded credit card as an extension of its successful Clicks ClubCard loyalty programme. David Kneale, chief executive of Clicks parent New Clicks Holdings, said a Clicks-branded credit card is a logical...

NEW CLICKS APPOINTS GROUP HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

2006/06/02 Cape Town – Specialist retail group New Clicks Holdings continues to strengthen its senior management team with the appointment of Bertina Engelbrecht as group director for human resources and organisational development with effect from 1 July 2006. An experie...

DAVID KNEALE APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE

2006/01/23 Cape Town - David Kneale has been appointed chief executive officer of New Clicks Holdings to succeed Trevor Honneysett who will be taking early retirement from the group. Mr Kneale (51) was appointed deputy chief executive officer of the group in Oc...

CLICKS STORES CONTINUE TO TRADE

2005/10/10 Cape Town – Retail chain Clicks was on Monday trading out of all its stores, as the SACCAWU-led strike over wage demands entered its fourth day. Michael Harvey, brand leader of Clicks, said a few sporadic labour incidents were reported on Friday and over the w...

ALL CLICKS STORES TRADING DESPITE STRIKE

2005/10/07Cape Town – Retail chain Clicks was trading out of all its 290 stores across the country today, despite a strike called by trade union SACCAWU after the parties failed to reach agreement on the annual wage increase. Clicks has offered a wage increase of R225 per month ...

NEW CLICKS TO APPEAL COURT JUDGMENT ON PRICING REGULATIONS

2004/08/31 New Clicks Holdings is to appeal the Cape High Court’s judgment to dismiss its application to have the medicine pricing regulations overturned. On Friday 27 August the court dismissed the application by New Clicks and others to overturn the medicine pricing regulations...

NEW CLICKS HOLDINGS IS TO APPEAL THE CAPE HIGH COURT’S JUDGMENT TO DISMISS ITS APPLICATION TO HAVE THE MEDICINE PRICING REGULATIONS OVERTURNED.

2004/07/07 The incidence of skin cancer in South Africa is amongst the highest in the world and is on the increase, with more than 10 000 new cases being diagnosed annually. However, skin cancer is preventable and, if detected early, is highly curable. 80% of skin damage that ca...

NEW CLICKS LAUNCHES STYLE STUDIO

2004/06/01 New Clicks has launched a pilot project for a new brand, Style Studio, which combines a retail store selling professional hair care products with a hair salon. The store format is unique in South Africa, with stores carrying a comprehensive range of hair care products and rela...

NEW CLICKS HEALTHCARE STRATEGY

2004/05/16 Cape Town – Specialist retail group, New Clicks Holdings, today outlined the plans for the implementation of its healthcare strategy in response to the far-reaching changes to legislation governing pharmacy ownership which were announced late last month. Addressing an ...

NEW CLICKS HEADLINE EARNINGS UP 36% AS CORE BRANDS RECOVER

2004/04/22 Cape Town – Listed retail group New Clicks Holdings increased headline earnings from continuing operations by 36% to R137,8 million in the six months to 29 February 2004. Diluted headline earnings per share from continuing operations rose by 26,1% to 38,2 cents per share....

DISPOSAL OF NEW CLICKS AUSTRALIA PROPRIETARY LIMITED ("NCA")

2004/02/17 Further to the announcement dated 5 January 2004, Investec Bank Limited is authorised to announce that the conditions precedent to the agreement, in terms of which NCH and its wholly owned subsidiary, New Clicks International Holdings NV (together “New Clicks”), agreed to disp...

NEW CLICKS LAUNCHES PHARMACY TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR STATE HOSPITALS IN THE FREE STATE

2004/02/04 National retail group New Clicks Holdings, which will soon be opening pharmacies in several of its Clicks stores around the country, today launched a training programme for state hospitals in the Free State to provide courses for pharmacists’ assistants, assessors and also con...

NEW CLICKS HOLDINGS BOOSTED BY ACQUISITION

2003/10/16 Cape Town – Multi-brand retail group, New Clicks Holdings, has increased turnover by 34% to R7,4 billion in the year to end August 2003, bolstered by the acquisition of New United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD) during the period. The growth in turnover, excluding t...

COMPETITION TRIBUNAL APPROVES NEW CLICKS ACQUISITION

2003/10/16 Cape Town – The Competition Tribunal today granted unconditional approval for New Clicks Holdings to acquire four companies, namely Purchase Milton & Associates (Pty) Ltd, Milton & Associates (Pty) Ltd, J&G Purchase (Pty) Ltd and Leon Katz (Pty) Ltd. These companies are colle...

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NEW CLICKS HOLDINGS RESIGNS

2003/06/17Cape Town - New Clicks Holdings today announced that Peter Green, an executive director and head of group finance, had resigned from the group with immediate effect. Green has been with the group for 25 years and was appointed to the board of directors in 1996.