consolidated income sheet
for the year ended 31 August 2007

      2007   2006
  Notes   R’000   R’000
Continuing operations          
Revenue 1   10 529 632   9 338 713
Turnover 1   10 051 373   8 922 939
Cost of merchandise sold     8 153 049   7 267 010
Gross profit     1 898 324   1 655 929
Other income 1   462 393   404 404
Expenses     1 866 889   1 701 269
      Depreciation and amortisation 2   81 587   83 612
      Occupancy costs 3   284 605   261 924
      Employment costs 4   891 262   805 603
      Other costs 5   609 435   550 130
Impairment of property, plant and equipment       (3 159)
Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment     29 402   483
Goodwill impairment 12   (250)   (1 254)
           
Operating profit before financing costs     522 980   355 134
Net financing costs     (38 827)   (57 219)
      Financial income 1   15 866   11 370
      Financial expense     (54 693)   (68 589)
           
Profit before tax     484 153   297 915
Income tax expense 7   129 965   74 796
Profit for the year from continuing operations     354 188   223 119
Discontinued operations          
Profit for the year from discontinued operations 6   26 320   22 871
Total profit for the year     380 508   245 990
Basic earnings per share (cents)          
   Continuing operations 8   105.4   64.8
   Discontinued operations     7.8   6.6
   Total profit     113.2   71.4
Diluted earnings per share (cents)          
   Continuing operations 8   102.3   63.0
   Discontinued operations     7.6   6.4
   Total profit     109.9   69.4