FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Financial Highlights
* Turnover of continuing operations, excluding intragroup sales elimination of R856 million
** Operating profit of continuing operations, excluding intragroup operating profit elimination of R3.7 million

2008 2007 % change
Continuing operations      
   Turnover R’m 11 281 10 051 12.2
   Comparable stores turnover growth % 9.2 13.7  
   Gross profit margin % 19.6 18.9  
   Operating profit R’m 592 494 19.9
   Operating profit margin % 5.2 4.9  
   Inventory days 55 53  
Total group      
   Turnover R’m 11 331 11 205 1.1
   Operating profit R’m 599 534 12.3
   Headline earnings R’m 401 357 12.3
   Diluted headline earnings per share cents 131.9 103.0 28.1
   Distribution per share cents 61.1 48.2 26.8
   Return on total assets % 10.6 9.3  
   Return on shareholders’ interest (ROE) % 32.8 24.7  
   Net asset value per share cents 394 410 (3.9)

New Clicks share price performance vs General Retailers Index

New Clicks share price performance vs General Retailers Index