Salient features

 

  • Trading profit up 4,6%, to R6,0 billion, SA operations up 6,4%
  • Strong improvements in associate companies
  • Five of the seven divisions recorded commendable increases in trading profit despite challenging economic conditions
  • R773 million from non-core asset disposals
  • Basic earnings per share up 107% to 1 430,3 cents
  • Headline earnings increased by 6,2% to R3,7 billion
  • HEPS increased by 5,1% to 1 108,2 cents
  • Tight asset management
  • Strong balance sheet maintained. Net debt/EBITDA <1 times
  • Final dividend declared of 264 cents per share
  • Cash generation of R6,9 billion, after significant investment in South Africa
  • Acquisition of Irish and UK-based facility management services leader, Noonan