financial highlights

      2007   2006   % change
Turnover R’m   11 204.9   10 000.6   12.0
Comparable stores turnover growth %   13.2   9.9    
Gross profit margin %   19.8   19.5    
Operating profit R’m   533.8   393.0   35.8
Operating profit margin %   4.8   3.9    
Headline earnings R’m   356.9   251.6   41.9
Diluted headline earnings per share cents   103.0   71.0   45.1
Distribution per share cents   48.2   33.2   45.2
Inventory days days   57   66    
Return on total assets %   9.3   7.2    
Return on shareholders’ interest (ROE) %   24.7   16.7    
Net asset value per share cents   410   459   (10.7)
Cash inflow from operating activities before distributions to shareholders R’m   1 144.3   220.0   420.2

New clicks closing share price 2001-2007 (cents)

headline earnings and distributions (cents)