Headline earnings per share (cents)
Distribution per share (cents)
In line with the recently introduced accounting standard, AC102, the group has changed its accounting policy and has raised a deferred tax asset relating to trademarks. Had this change not taken place the profit after tax would have been R9,3 million higher, headline earnings 3,0 cents per share higher and diluted earnings 3,0 cents per share higher. The comparative figures for the year to August 1999 have been restated, in accordance with the foregoing accounting standard.

2000
R'000

1999
R'000
Restated
%
Change
Turnover
3 997 525
3 394 426
17.8
Operating Profit
240 541
178 082
35.1
Net interest paid
11 271
7 461
51.1
Profit before tax
229 270
170 621
34.4
Tax
69 049
52 511
31.5
Profit after tax
160 221
118 110
35.7
  Undiluted
55.8
41.6
34.1
  Diluted
52.5
40.4
30.0
  - Interim
7.6
6.1
24.6
  - Final
10.4
8.1
28.4
  - Total
18.0
14.2
26.8