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27-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the Annual General Meeting (?AGM?) of Dis-Chem held on 27 July 2018, all the resolutions proposed at the AGM were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.
20-Jul-2018
(Media Comment)
According to Business Report health and beauty care retailer Dis-Chem Pharmacies' share price leapt by more than 7 per cent on the JSE after the group reported that its sales rose 11.1 percent to R7 billion for the four months to end June. Chief executive I van Saltzman said the continued market share gains in all key categories confirm the success and importance of the company's everyday low price strategy and the availability of choice for consumers. In the financial year 2018, Dis-Chem has added 21 new stores, which contributed R435 million to turnover in the four-month period under review.
19-Jul-2018
(Official Notice)
29-Jun-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the provisional reviewed annual condensed consolidated results for the year ended 28 February 2018 published on the SENS on 4 May 2018, Dis-Chem advises that its 2018 integrated annual report has been published on the Group?s website: www.dischemgroup.com.



The integrated annual report contains no modifications to the provisional reviewed annual condensed consolidated results for the year ended 28 February 2018 published on the SENS on 4 May 2018 or the independent external auditors report in respect thereof. The annual financial statements have been audited by Ernst - Young Inc. and their unmodified audit report is available for inspection at the Company?s office.



The Group?s 2018 audited annual financial statements, together with the notice of annual general meeting and proxy form, are today being posted or e-mailed to certificated and dematerialised shareowners that are registered as shareholders, as well as to dematerialised shareowners that are not registered as shareholders but have elected to receive such reports. The said audited annual financial statements and annual general meeting notice have also been published on the Group?s website.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Shareholders are advised that the annual general meeting of Dis-Chem?s shareholders is scheduled to be held at Standard Bank, 30 Baker Street, Rosebank, Johannesburg, on Friday, 27 July 2018 at 10:00, to transact the business set out in the notice of the meeting.



Only those shareholders listed in the shareholders? register as at the record date of Friday, 20 July 2018 will be eligible to vote at the annual general meeting. Accordingly, the last day to trade in Dis- Chem shares in order to be eligible to participate in and vote at the annual general meeting is Tuesday, 17 July 2018.



B-BBEE Annual Compliance Report

In compliance with paragraph 16.21(g) of the Listings Requirements of the JSE Ltd., shareholders are advised that Dis-Chem?s annual compliance report in terms of section 13G(2) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (?B-BBEE?) Act has been submitted to the B-BBEE Commission and is available on the Company?s website.
04-May-2018
(C)
Revenue for the year increased by 13.3% to R20.3 billion (2017: R17.9 billion), gross profit rose 13.3% to R4.8 billion (2017: R4.2 billion), operating profit decreased by 0.1% to R1.125 billion (2017: R1.127 billion), while profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was higher at R684.3 million (2017: R612.3 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share grew to 79.6 cents per share (2017: 74.7 cents per share).



Dividends declaration

A gross final cash dividend of 12.73600 cents per share, in respect of the year ended 28 February 2018 has been declared based on 40% of adjusted headline earnings.



Outlook

The Group expects that the consumer will continue to remain constrained despite improving sentiment. As was the case previously, the resilient markets in which the Group operates will offer protection against the weak environment; the Group is well positioned to benefit from additional consumer disposable income. For the eight weeks to 26 April 2018, Group turnover increased by 11% from the prior year.



The Group remains focussed on adding retail stores and scale to its base and leveraging off an invested cost base in both the Retail and Wholesale segments.
15-Feb-2018
(Official Notice)
The retail segment of Dis-Chem?s business (?Retail Business?) increased turnover by 14.2% for the 22 weeks to 2 February 2018 over the comparable period (?the period?). Comparable store growth and sales price inflation for the period were 5.5% and 2.5%, respectively.



Comparable store growth was heavily impacted by the extent of new space added in the current reporting period - an additional 30 stores were added in the 22 weeks to the 2 February 2018 relative to the comparable period as Dis-Chem grew its presence in underrepresented markets.



Over the same period, the Group?s wholesale segment increased turnover by 19.0%.



Total Group turnover, grew by 13.1% to R8.5 billion.



For further information, contact our Investor Relations on investorrelations@dischem.co.za.
12-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on Monday, 11 December 2017 regarding the launch of an accelerated bookbuild (the ?Bookbuild?).



Dis-Chem is pleased to announce that the Bookbuild has now closed. Following strong demand Ivan Saltzman, Stan Goetsch and Niall Hegarty (together the ?Selling Shareholders?) through their respective shareholding vehicles, Ivlyn (Pty) Ltd. (?Ivlyn?), Stansh (Pty) Ltd. (?Stansh?) and Niajul (Pty) Ltd. (?Niajul?), have raised a total of R1 120 million through the sale of 32 000 000 Dis-Chem ordinary shares (?Bookbuild Shares?) at a price of R35.00 per share (?Bookbuild Price?). Post the Bookbuild, Ivan Saltzman, Stan Goetsch and Niall Hegarty own 52.7%, 6.0% and 3.2% respectively of Dis-Chem?s issued share capital.



The Bookbuild Price represents a 9.3% discount to the pre-launch closing price of R38.58 per share on Monday, 11 December 2017.



Settlement is expected to commence at 09h00 on 15 December 2017.
11-Dec-2017
(Official Notice)
Members of Dis-Chem?s senior management team, Ivan Saltzman, Stan Goetsch and Niall Hegarty (together the ?Selling Shareholders?), have elected to sell a portion of their current shareholding through their respective shareholding vehicles, Ivlyn (Pty) Ltd. (?Ivlyn?), Stansh (Pty) Ltd. (?Stansh?) and Niajul (Pty) Ltd. (?Niajul?). Subject to acceptable pricing being achieved, Ivlyn, Stansh and Niajul will sell up to 3 million, 20 million and 8 million Dis-Chem ordinary shares, respectively (?Bookbuild Shares?) via an accelerated bookbuild offering (the ?Bookbuild?). Assuming such sale, Ivan Saltzman, Stan Goetsch and Niall Hegarty will own approximately 52.8%, 6.0% and 3.2% respectively of Dis-Chem?s issued share capital. The selling shareholders have agreed to a lock up of 90 days on their remaining holdings, subject to customary exceptions.



The Bookbuild is being offered to qualifying investors only (as set out in greater detail in the disclaimer below) and will not be offered to the public in any jurisdiction.



Pricing and allocations will be announced as soon as is reasonably practicable following the closing of the Bookbuild.



The Bookbuild of up to 31million bookbuild shares is now open and the selling shareholders reserve the right to close it at any time.



Participation in the Bookbuild is reserved for invited investors only and subject to the terms and conditions provided to the invited investors.



Pursuant to a placement agreement entered into with the selling shareholders; Investec Bank Ltd., Goldman Sachs International and The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd., are acting as joint bookrunners (the ?Joint Bookrunners?) in relation to the Bookbuild.

20-Oct-2017
(C)
The following results are the maiden interim results of the company since listing therefore are incomparable. Revenue came in at R10.0 billion whilst gross profit was R2.4 billion. Operating profit of R650.9 million was recorded. Profit attributable to equity holders was R402.8 million. Furthermore, headline earnings per share were 46.8 cents per share.



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that a gross interim cash dividend of 18.73035 cents per share, in respect of the interim ended 31 August 2017 has been declared based on 40% of adjusted headline earnings.



Company outlook

For the six weeks up until 15 October 2017, Group and retail turnover increased by 13% and 14% respectively, relative to the prior comparative period. It is expected that the weak consumer spending environment will continue into the second half of the financial year with low economic growth and an increase in taxes constraining consumers.



The Group continues to remain focused on adding retail stores to its base and growing market share. In addition, the Group will focus on leveraging off an invested cost base associated with a relatively young store base. As proven to be the case in the first half of the financial year, resilient markets in which the group operates will offer some protection against the relatively weak consumer environment.
10-Oct-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that in respect of the six months ended 31 August 2017, the Company is expecting to announce earnings per share (?EPS?) of between 45.7c and 47.3c being an increase of between 34.8% and 39.5% compared to EPS of 33.9c for the corresponding interim period and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) of between 45.7c and 47.3c, being an increase of between 34.8% and 39.5% compared to the corresponding period being 33.9c.



The above is based on the weighted average number of shares in issue (?WANOS?) as at 31 August 2017 being 860 062 450 compared to the WANOS of 794 446 200 for the corresponding period. The increase in the WANOS is as a result of the listing of the Group on the JSE on 18 November 2016.



The following is based on the actual August 2017 and August 2016

2016 Reported cents - Growth Range % - 2017 Expected Range cents

* EPS : 33.9 - 34.8% to 39.5% - 45.7 to 47.3

* HEPS : 33.9 - 34.8% to 39.5% - 45.7 to 47.3



The Group?s results for the six months ended 31 August 2017 are schedule to be released on 20 October 2017.
28-Jul-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, at the Annual General Meeting (?AGM?) of Dis-Chem held on 28 July 2017, all the resolutions proposed at the AGM were passed by the requisite majority of shareholders.
30-Jun-2017
(Official Notice)
Further to the provisional reviewed annual condensed consolidated results published on the SENS on 17 May 2017 in respect of the Group's results for the 12 month period ended 28 February 2017, Dis-Chem advises that its 2017 integrated annual report has been published on the Group?s website: www.dischemgroup.com.



The Group?s 2017 audited annual financial statements, together with the notice of the Company?s annual general meeting and proxy form, are today being posted or e-mailed to certificated and dematerialised shareowners that are registered as shareholders, as well as to dematerialised shareowners that are not registered as shareholders but have elected to receive such reports. The said audited annual financial statements and annual general meeting notice have also been published on the Group?s website.



Non-Publication of Abridged Report

As the audited 2017 annual financial statements contain no changes relative to the information that was contained in the provisional reviewed annual condensed consolidated results published on SENS (including the nature of the auditor?s report), the Group is not required to publish an abridged report as contemplated in paragraph 3.16 of the Listings Requirements of the JSE.



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Shareholders are advised that the annual general meeting of Dis-Chem?s shareholders is scheduled to be held at Investec, 100 Grayston Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday, 28 July 2017 at 10:00, to transact the business set out in the notice of the meeting. Only those shareholders listed in the shareholders? register as at the record date of Friday, 21 July 2017 will be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting. Accordingly, the last day to trade in Dis-Chem shares in order to be eligible to participate in and vote at the Annual General Meeting is Tuesday, 18 July 2017.
17-May-2017
(C)
Dis-Chem released their maiden final results since listing on the JSE. Revenue came in at R17.9 billion, gross profit was R4.2 billion, operating profit was recorded at R1.1 billion, while profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was R612.3 million. Furthermore, headline earnings per share was 74.7 cents per share.



Dividend declaration

A gross final cash dividend of 7.34879 cents per share, in respect of the year ended 28 February 2017 has been declared based on 40% of adjusted headline earnings weighted by the amount of time the company was listed.



Outlook

For the eight weeks to 30 April 2017, group turnover increased by 15.2% relative to the prior year and comparable retail turnover by 9.7%. Despite the strong start to the new financial year it is expected that the weak consumer spending environment will continue in 2017 with the ongoing political uncertainty, low economic growth and increase in taxes constraining consumers.



The Group remains focused on adding retail stores to its base and leveraging off an invested cost base associated with a relatively young store base. Resilient markets in which the Group operates will offer some protection against the relatively weak consumer environment.
05-May-2017
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that in respect of the 12 months ended 28 February 2017, the company is expecting to announce earnings per share (?EPS?) of between 72.8c and 76.0c being a decrease of between 64% and 66% compared to EPS of 212c for the corresponding period and headline earnings per share (?HEPS?) of between 72.6c and 75.7c, being a decrease of between 63% and 65% compared to the corresponding period being 206c.



The above is based on the weighted average number of shares in issue (?WANOS?) as at 28 February 2017 being 816,617,238 compared to the WANOS of 241,830,821 for the corresponding period. It is important to note that the increase in the WANOS is as a result of the group restructure and the subsequent listing of the Group on the JSE on 16 November 2016. The shares in question were issued in January and February 2016 and therefore included in the determination of WANOS for 12 months in the current year versus less than 2 months in the comparative period.



The following is based on the actual 2016 and 2017 WANOS

2016 reported (cents), 2017 expected growth range %, 2017 expected range (cents)

EPS - 212.0; -66% to -64%; 72.8 to 76.0

HEPS - 206.0; -65% to -63%; 72.6 to 75.7



The Group?s results for the 12 months ended 28 February 2017 are schedule to be released on 17 May 2017.
04-May-2017
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Dis-Chem (?the board?) hereby advises that Mr Mahomed Gani has, with effect from 3 May 2017, been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. He will be a member of the Audit and Risk Committee as well as the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
10-Feb-2017
(Official Notice)
*Retail turnover up 14.3% to R6.71 billion

*Group turnover up 13.0% to R7.32 billion



The retail segment of Dis-Chem?s business (?Retail Business?) increased turnover by 14.3% for the 22 weeks to 29 January 2017 over the comparable period (?the period?). Comparable store growth and sales price inflation for the period were 9.1% and 6.5%, respectively.



Over the same period, CJ Distribution, the Group?s wholesale segment, increased turnover by 15.2% against sales price inflation averaged 4.8%.



Total Group Turnover, grew by 13.0% to R7.32 billion.



Segmental Turnover Analysis below:

Total Turnover Growth (%); Sales price inflation for the period (%)

*Retail Business - 14.3; 6.5

*Wholesale - 15.2; 4.8

*Intragroup - 18.0

*Total Group - 13.0



The financial information in this trading update has not been reviewed or reported on by the Group?s independent auditor.



08-Dec-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that, as set out in Dis-Chem?s Pre-Listing Statement dated 28 October, 2016 in relation to the listing of Dis-Chem on the main board of the JSE Ltd., Ivlyn (Pty) Ltd. (the ?Major Shareholder?) granted The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd., as stabilisation manager (the ?Stabilisation Manager?) a put option pursuant to which the Stabilisation Manager would be able to require the Major Shareholder to purchase up to 31,096,339 Dis-Chem shares as a result of stabilisation transactions at or below the offer price for a period of 30 calendar days post listing.



The Company would like to inform shareholders that no stabilisation transactions have been required to be made as Dis-Chem shares have traded consistently above the offer price since listing. Accordingly, the put option will be terminated by mutual consent between the Stabilisation Manager and the Major Shareholder with the result that no future stabilisation tfransactions will be effected
26-Jul-2018
(X)
Dis-Chem is a leading retail pharmacy group in South Africa with a "Pharmacy First" approach meaning that ALL stores have a dispensary. Dis-Chem operates two main divisions namely Retail and Wholesale. The retail division contributes the majority share to turnover and operating profit. It consists of our store base, clinic services, the courier business known as Dis-Chem Direct, our online business and our ancillary services which include our beauty and hair salons. The wholesale division operates a fine picking wholesale business. It has three contributors to turnover: 1) Dis-Chem, 2) Independent pharmacies and 3) TLC.



Dis-Chem has 129 stores across the country, with its predominant exposure in Gauteng, including three stores in Namibia. The group operates from three store formats: 1) Big box format, 2) Alternative format and 3) Dis-Chem The Local Choice. Dis-Chem is positioned to be a destination store, where consumers can shop a full basket of products from our dispensary, personal care and beauty, healthcare and nutrition, baby care and other categories.


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