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Group results at a glance

For the year ended 31 December 2008

Highlights

  • Revenue from continuing operations increased by 48 per cent
  • Operating profit on continuing businesses improved by 39 per cent
  • Headline earnings per share totalled 412 cents, 16 per cent more than in 2007
  • The dividend for the year was 231 cents, compared with 213 cents in 2007

For the year ended 31 December 2008*

    2008   2007   % change  
  Revenue (R millions) 14 340   11 328   27  
  Profit from operations (R millions) 1 190   807   47  
  Headline earnings (R millions) 443   392   13  
  Net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders (R millions) 385   455   (15)  
  Headline earnings per ordinary share (cents) 412   355   16  
  Dividends declared per ordinary share (cents) 231   213   8  
  Market capitalisation at 31 December (R millions) 6 060   9 537   (36)  
  Trading margin (%) 8,3   7,1      
  Return on net assets (%) 20,3   16,5      
  Return on invested capital (ROIC) (%) 16,4   13,2      
  Net borrowings as a percentage of shareholders' interest (%) 59   25      

* Includes results of discontinued operations.

 
     
Return on invested capital (%)   Headline earnings and dividends per ordinary share (cents)

 
Return on net assets

 
Return on shareholders' interest

 
Net working capital to revenue

 
Net borrowings and gearing