Massmart Annual Report 2008

Massmart highlights and achievements

Staff meeting at the new Makro in Silver Lakes in Pretoria before the day’s trading begins. The store opened in October 2007, and set a new opening-day sales record.
Total SalesR39,8bn
an increase of 14 percent 
operating profitR2,1bn
an increase of 25 percent 
Return on Equity 53,0%
an increase of 52,3 percent 


Massmart ranked first in FM’s 2008 Top Companies survey

Massmart ranked top of JSE Retail sector in the FM/Empowerdex 2008 Top Empowerment Companies Survey

Massmart only company to achieve Top Performer Status in 2007 JSE SRI-Index medium environmental impact category

Massmart ranked fourth in Ernst & Young 2008 Excellence in Corporate Reporting Awards

Winner of the Best Sustainability Report, Non-extractive Industries, in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants 2008 sustainability reporting awards


Sales and operating margin


Market capitalisation

  Sales and operating margin   Market capitalisation  
   Sales   – Operating Margin