Consolidated Income statement
for the year ended 31 August 2008

      2008 2007
  Notes   R’000 R’000
         
Continuing operations        
Revenue 1   11 799 096 10 529 632
Turnover 1   11 281 156 10 051 373
Cost of merchandise sold     (9 070 132) (8 153 049)
Gross profit     2 211 024 1 898 324
Other income 1   499 209 462 393
Expenses     (2 118 071) (1 866 889)
   Depreciation and amortisation 3   (95 378) (81 587)
   Occupancy costs 4   (306 488) (284 605)
   Employment costs 5   (986 128) (891 262)
   Other costs 6   (730 077) (609 435)
         
Operating profit     592 162 493 828
Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment     13 925 29 402
Profit on disposal of business     1 244
Goodwill impairment 12   (250)
Profit before financing costs     607 331 522 980
Net financing costs 2   (51 184) (38 827)
   Financial income 1   18 731 15 866
   Financial expense     (69 915) (54 693)
         
Profit before taxation     556 147 484 153
Income tax expense 8   (147 377) (129 965)
Profit for the year from continuing operations     408 770 354 188
Discontinued operations        
Profit for the year from discontinued operations 7   33 538 26 320
Total profit for the year     442 308 380 508
Attributable to:        
Equity holders of the parent     442 435 380 508
Minority interest     (127)
      442 308 380 508
Earnings per share (cents)        
   Continuing operations 9   137.1 105.4
   Discontinued operations 9   11.3 7.8
   Total 9   148.4 113.2
Diluted earnings per share (cents)        
   Continuing operations 9   134.6 102.3
   Discontinued operations 9   11.0 7.6
   Total 9   145.6 109.9