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Mr Price Group Limited- Results for the year ended 1 April 2023 and cash dividend declaration

  • Group revenue increased by 17.0% to R32.9 billion, aided by the acquisition of 70% of the Studio 88 Group.
  • EBITDA increased by 5.4% to R7.2 billion, impacted by loadshedding during the festive trading months.
  • Basic and headline earnings per share were down by 6.8% and 6.0% respectively.
  • A final dividend of 447.1 cents per share was declared, maintaining a 63% payout ratio.
  • Loadshedding heavily impacted the group's core trading divisions, resulting in a loss of approximately R1 billion in revenue.
  • Group retail sales grew by 18.0% to R31.5 billion, with comparable stores decreasing by 3.4%.
  • Total store sales increased by 18.5%, and online sales grew by 3.2%.
  • The gross profit margin declined by 150 basis points to 39.5% due to higher markdowns and increased input prices.
  • Total expenses increased by 21.2%, driven by the inclusion of Studio 88.
  • The Apparel segment performed well, while the Homeware segment faced challenges from increased competition.
  • The Telecoms segment and Financial Services segment showed revenue growth.
  • Inventory growth was higher than planned due to trade disruption factors.
  • The group ended the period with available cash of R1.4 billion and plans to invest in new stores and back-up power solutions.

STADIO Holdings Limited

  • Distance Learning: 35 822 students, showing a 10% growth compared to the previous year.
  • Contact Learning: 5 762 students, showing a 2% growth compared to the previous year.
  • Total: 41 584 students, showing an overall growth of 8%.

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