Geographical Split
  The geographical split of turnover and profit is as follows:
    6 months to
28 February
2002
R’000
6 months to
28 February
2001
R’000
%
change
  Turnover
  Clicks
  Discom
  Music division
  The Body Shop

Southern African operations

  Priceline
  House

Australian operations

Total

Operating profit before interest and tax
  Clicks
  Discom
  Music division
  The Body Shop

Southern African operations

  Priceline
  House

Australian operations

Total

1 360 728
368 063
242 278
12 056

1 983 125

799 050
10 239

809 289

2 792 414


138 317
(13 394)
14 761
965

140 649

32 145
4 240

36 385

177 034

1 206 699
333 722
191 347


1 731 768

535 362
1 206

536 568

2 268 336


111 657
4 904
6 334


122 895

21 233
2 327

23 560

146 455

12.8
10.3
26.6


14.5

49.3


50.8

23.1


23.9

133.0


14.5

51.4
82.2

54.4

20.9
  Impact of foreign currency fluctuations
The rand, relative to the Australian dollar, depreciated significantly during the period under review. The rates of exchange applied are reflected below (rands to the Australian dollar).
    28 February
2002
28 February
2001
 
  Income statement items – average rate
for the period
Balance sheet items – rate at 28 February

5.33
5.74

4.10
3.93
 
  The impact of the exchange rate movement on the group's performance is reflected below by restating the turnover and operating profit for the Australian operations for the current period at the rate applied for the period ended February 2001.
    6 months to
28 February
2002
R’000
6 months to
28 February
2001
R’000
%
change
  Turnover
  Southern Africa
  Australia



Operating profit before interest and tax
  Southern Africa
  Australia

1 983 125
622 208

2 605 333


140 649
27 975

168 624

1 731 768
536 568

2 268 336


122 895
23 560

146 455

14.5
16.0

14.9


14.5
18.7

15.1

 
Registration Number 1996/000645/06
Share Code: NCL
ISIN: ZAE000014585