Massmart Annual Report 2008

Financial highlights


Further reading

More detail can be found in the Seven-year Review

SEVEN-YEAR REVIEW
  53 weeks 52 weeks  
  2008 2007 Change

Group summary*

Rm Rm %
Sales 39 783,6 34 807,6 14,3
EBITDA 2 387,6 1 940,5 23,0
Headline earnings – 53 weeks 1 319,4 1 083,3 21,8
Headline earnings – 52 weeks      
  1 261,8 1 083,3 16,5
Headline earnings before the BEE transaction** 1 409,0 1 146,5 22,9
Cash generated from operations 2 321,7 1 898,1 22,3
       
  Cents/ Cents/ Change

Ordinary share performance

share share %
Headline earnings – 53 weeks 663,0 540,4 22,7
Headline earnings – 52 weeks 634,1 540,4 17,3
Dividends 386,0 320,0 20,6
Net asset value 1 359,8 1 113,5 22,1

Financial statistics

% %  
Trading margin 5,3 4,9  
Return on capital employed 73,3 66,1  
Return on shareholders’ equity 53,0 52,3  
Debt: equity 9,8 18,0  
* See explanatory notes forming part of the Seven-year Review here.
** See note 10 in the annual financial statements for further details.