Definitions

 

Capital expenditure

Maintenance capital expenditure

Capital expenditure incurred in replacing existing capital expenditure or capital expenditure with a return below the group’s required return.

Growth capital expenditure

Capital expenditure that is not maintenance capital expenditure.

 

Cash flow

Financing activities

Activities that result in changes to the capital and funding structure of the group.

Investing activities

Activities relating to the acquisition, holding and disposal of capital assets and long-term investments.

Operating activities

Activities that are not financing or investing activities that arise from the operations conducted by the group.

 

Comparable stores’ turnover growth

Turnover growth expressed as a percentage of growth for stores that have been operating for the full period during the current and previous financial years.

 

Current ratio

Current assets at year-end divided by current liabilities at year-end.

 

Distribution cover

Undiluted headline earnings per share for the year divided by the ordinary distribution per share for the year.

 

Distribution per share

Distribution per share is the actual interim cash dividend and/or capital distribution paid and the final cash dividend and/or capital distribution declared, expressed as cents per share.

 

Earnings per share

Earnings per share

Profit for the year divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue for the year.

Diluted earnings per share

Profit for the year divided by the weighted average diluted number of shares in issue for the year.

Headline earnings per share

Headline earnings divided by the weighted average number of shares in issue for the year.

Diluted headline earnings per share

Headline earnings divided by the weighted average diluted number of shares in issue for the year.

 

Effective tax rate

The tax charge in the income statement as a percentage of profit before tax.

 

Free float

The number of ordinary shares that are freely tradable on the JSE Limited, excluding treasury shares and shares held by directors and employee share schemes.

 

Gross profit margin

Gross profit expressed as a percentage of turnover.

 

Headline earnings

Profit for the year adjusted for the after-tax effect of goodwill impairment and certain other capital items.

 

IFRS

International Financial Reporting Standards, as adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), and interpretations issued by the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (“IFRIC”) of the IASB.

Clicks Group’s consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with IFRS.

 

Interest-bearing debt, including cash, to shareholders’ interest at year-end

Interest-bearing debt (including bank overdraft), net of cash balances, at the end of the year divided by shareholders’ interest at the end of the year.

 

Inventory days

Closing inventory at year-end divided by the cost of merchandise sold during the year, multiplied by 365 days.

 

Issued shares

Ordinary shares and unlisted “A” shares having a par value of one cent each in the authorised share capital of Clicks Group Limited.

 

King III

The revised King Code and Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, released in 2009, which sets out principles of good corporate governance for South African companies.

 

Living Standards Measure (LSM)

The South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) LSM is a widely used marketing research tool in South Africa and a unique means of segmenting the market. It divides the population into 10 LSM groups, 10 (highest) to 1 (lowest), grouping people according to their living standards using criteria such as ownership of major appliances and access to services.

 

Market capitalisation

The closing market price per share at year-end multiplied by the number of ordinary shares in issue at year-end.

 

Net asset value per share

Net assets at year-end divided by the number of ordinary shares in issue at year-end (net of treasury shares).

 

Net tangible asset value per share

Net assets at year-end, less intangible assets (such as goodwill and trademarks), divided by the number of ordinary shares in issue at year-end (net of treasury shares).

 

Operating profit

Operating profit before financing costs, as reported in the group consolidated statement of comprehensive income, adjusted to exclude goodwill impairment, impairment of property, plant and equipment, profit on disposal of businesses and profit/loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment.

 

Operating profit margin

Operating profit expressed as a percentage of turnover.

 

Percentage of ordinary shares traded

The number of ordinary shares traded on the JSE Limited during the year as a percentage of the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (net of treasury shares).

 

Price earnings ratio

The closing market price per share at year-end divided by diluted headline earnings per share for the year.

 

Return on shareholders’ interest (ROE)

Headline earnings expressed as a percentage of the average shareholders’ interest for the year.

 

Return on total assets (ROA)

Headline earnings expressed as a percentage of the average total assets for the year.

 

Return on net assets (RONA)

Operating profit as defined for RONA divided by average net assets for the year as defined for RONA.

Operating profit as defined for RONA is the reported operating profit for the group inclusive of capital gains and losses relating to continuing operations of the business and excluding the employee short-term bonus.

Net assets as defined for RONA are the average assets less liabilities for the year excluding taxation and financial-related assets and liabilities (cash, overdrafts, loans receivable, interest-bearing borrowings, deferred tax and taxation payable).

 

Segmental reporting

Business unit segment

A distinguishable trading brand or component of the group.

 

Selling price inflation

The change in the weighted average selling price of a sample of products for the year relative to the previous year expressed as a percentage of the weighted average selling price of the same sample of products for the previous year. Only products sold in both the current and previous years are included in the sample.

 

Shareholders’ interest

Share capital and share premium (reduced by the cost of treasury shares) and other reserves comprising equity.

 

Shareholders’ interest to total assets

The shareholders’ interest divided by the total assets at the year-end.

 

Total income

Gross profit plus other income.

 

Total income margin

Total income expressed as a percentage of turnover.

 

Trade creditor days

Closing trade creditors at year-end (adjusted to exclude VAT) divided by the cost of merchandise sold during the year, multiplied by 365 days.

 

Trade debtor days

Closing trade debtors at year-end (adjusted to exclude VAT) divided by sales for the year, multiplied by 365 days.

 

Treasury shares

Issued shares in Clicks Group Limited held by a group company in terms of an approved share repurchase programme, the New Clicks Holdings Share Trust and the Clicks Group Employee Share Ownership Trust.

 

Weighted average number of shares

The number of ordinary shares in issue, increased by shares issued during the year and reduced by treasury shares purchased or shares cancelled during the year, weighted on a time basis for the period during which they have participated in the income of the group.

 

Weighted average diluted number of shares

The weighted average number of ordinary shares adjusted for the effects of all dilutive potential shares.