Unaudited Preliminary Group Results for the year ended 31 August 2006
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  Year to   Year to      
  31 August   31 August      
  2006   2005   %  
R’000 (unaudited)   (restated audited)   change  
Revenue 10 461 712   9 108 141   14.9  
Turnover 10 000 621   8 714 338   14.8  
Cost of merchandise 8 047 045   6 935 760   16.0  
Gross profit 1 953 576   1 778 578   9.8  
Other income 449 721   385 925   16.5  
Expenses 2 015 950   1 859 156   8.4  
   Operating expenses 2 010 328   1 835 929   9.5  
   Impairment of property, plant and equipment 3 159   6 143      
   Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment 1 209   270      
   Goodwill impairment 1 254   16 814      
             
Operating profit before financing costs 387 347   305 347   26.9  
Net financing costs (57 219)   (49 086)   16.6  
   Financial income 11 370   7 878   44.3  
   Financial expenses (68 589)   (56 964)   20.4  
             
Profit before tax 330 128   256 261   28.8  
Income tax expense 84 138   77 098   9.1  
Profit for the year 245 990   179 163   37.3  
Undiluted earnings per share (cents) 71.4   52.7   35.5  
Diluted earnings per share (cents) 69.4   51.3   35.3  
Distributions per share (cents)            
– interim paid 11.2   11.2      
– final declared/paid 22.0   18.5      
  33.2   29.7   11.8  

  Year to   Year to      
  31 August   31 August      
  2006   2005   %  
R’000 (unaudited)   (restated audited)   change  
Profit for the year 245 990   179 163      
Adjustments for            
   Impairment of property, plant and equipment 3 159   4 362      
   Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment 1 209   191      
   Goodwill impairment 1 254   16 814      
Headline earnings 251 612   200 530   25.5  
Undiluted headline earnings per share (cents) 73.1   59.0   23.9  
Diluted headline earnings per share (cents) 71.0   57.4   23.7