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27-Aug-2018
(C)
Revenue for the interim period went up 16.1% to R1.5 billion (R1.3 billion) whilst operating profit was 14.4% higher at R374 million (R327 million). In addition, profit and total comprehensive income for the period jumped 16.1% to R260 million (R224 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share rose by 14.7% to 249.6 cents per share (217.7 cents per share).



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that the board of directors has declared an interim gross cash dividend of 95.0000 cents (76.0000 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per ordinary share for the six-month period ended 30 June 2018. The dividend has been declared from income reserves.



Company outlook

The group is continuing to position itself strongly for ongoing growth. Innovative Retail and Financial Services product ranges will appeal to our existing loyal customers and attract new customers to the group. The rapidly increasing digital engagement by our customers and development of our omni-channel offering further enhance this growth trajectory.



Whilst investing for the future, the group remains cognisant of the tough trading environment. Consumers remain under severe pressure, unemployment is at record highs and there is a prevailing climate of political and labour uncertainty. Exchange rate volatility, as well as strike action, and particularly the recent postal strike, have the ability to negatively impact on the business.



In this environment tight credit policies, robust cash collections and cost control will remain key management priorities. We will continue to position ourselves as a leading digital player in the mass market, with an omni-channel offering that provides an attractive and seamless retailing experience across all channels.
13-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
The group experienced continued good demand in the first three months of the 2018 financial year. Group revenue for the quarter increased by 14.1% to R720.0 million, relative to the comparable period in 2017.



Retail revenue for the same period increased by 12.5% to R540.8 million, driven by retail sales growth of 16.4% to R397.5 million. Retail customers continue to respond well to the Group?s innovative products and expanded brands offering. Strong growth in loan disbursements and an increasing contribution from the insurance business resulted in the Financial Services division revenue growing by 19.1% to R179.2 million.



The rapid adoption among customers of the Group?s mobile channels enhances their shopping experience and convenience and endorses the Group?s strategy of becoming a leading digital department store and favourite digital financial services partner to its customers.



Outlook

The Group continues to see good demand for its products and is well positioned to take advantage of improving economic conditions, as well as to capitalise on the growing digital adoption by customers. Interim results for the six months ending 30 June 2018 will be released on SENS on or about 27 August 2018.



Shareholders are advised that this update has not been reviewed or reported on by the Group?s external auditors and does not constitute an earnings forecast.
11-Apr-2018
(Official Notice)
At the AGM of the shareholders of Homechoice held today, 11 April 2018, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
29-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
With regard to the audited results for the year ended 31 December 2017, shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report and annual financial statements are available on the Company?s website www.homechoiceinternational.com and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on 8 March 2018. We further confirm that there have been no changes to the auditor?s report which was referenced in the audited results and made available to shareholders at the Company?s registered office on the same date as the release of the audited results.



Availability of BEE Compliance Report

Shareholders are advised that the annual compliance report in terms of Section 13G(2) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act No.46 of 2013, is available on the company?s website www.homechoiceinternational.com
19-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that the company is hosting results roadshows for interested investors on 19 - 20 March in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. An investor presentation, which will form the basis of the engagement, is available on HIL?s website, at www.homechoiceinternational.com.

08-Mar-2018
(C)
Revenue for the year increased 12.7% to R3 billion (2016: R2.7 billion), operating profit climbed 16% to R751.9 million (2016: R648.1 million), profit and total comprehensive income for the year grew 22.3% to R519.7 million (2016: R424.8 million), while headline earnings per share was higher at 509.4 cents per share (2016: 414.6 cents per share).



Dividend

The board of directors has declared a final gross cash dividend of 109 cents per share (87.2000 cents net of dividend withholding tax) for the year ended 31 December 2017.



Company outlook

Recent political developments have provided improved consumer and business confidence, as well as cautious optimism for growth within the South African economy.



We are continuing to see good demand across the group. The group is well positioned to take advantage of any improvement in economic conditions over the next year.



The group will continue to maintain tight credit policies, with cash collections and cost control remaining management priorities, while taking advantage of trading opportunities when they arise.



Driving digital engagement with customers continues to be a key strategic focus as the group looks to expand digital penetration in its target customer market, particularly via the mobile phone. The Financial Services business will continue to pursue the diversification of income earned from insurance and value-added products and services.
08-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
Further to the HomeChoice summarised group financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2017 released on SENS, notice was given that the annual general meeting of HomeChoice shareholders will be held at 78 Mill Street, Qormi, Republic of Malta, on Wednesday, 11 April 2018, at 09:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice posted to shareholders on 8 March 2018, which is available on the Company?s website at: homechoiceinternational.com
02-Mar-2018
(Official Notice)
HomeChoice is currently finalising its results for the year ended 31 December 2017.



In this regard, shareholders are advised that earnings per share and headline earnings per share are likely to be in the ranges as indicated in the table below:



Reported 31/12/2016 cents - Expected 31/12/2017 cents - Change

* Headline earnings per share : 414.6 - 498 - 518 - 20%-25%

* Earnings per share : 414.8 - 498 - 518 - 20%-25%



The Retail division produced robust sales growth. This is largely attributable to new customer acquisition of more than 20 000 customers per month, the launch of a broad range of external brands which were well-received by our customers, as well as further innovation in our core categories. Financial services achieved pleasing growth in both loan disbursements and the newly launched insurance products, as well as a strong credit performance. The group experienced a strong uptake in its digital offerings, with digital Retail sales growing by 48% and more than R1 billion of digital credit being extended during 2017.



The group?s results for the year ended 31 December 2017 will be released on SENS on or about 8 March 2018.
28-Aug-2017
(C)
Revenue for the interim period rose by 14% to R1.3 billion (R1.2 billion). Operating profit was 17.2% higher at R328.6 million (R280.4 million). Profit and total comprehensive income for the period grew by 17.1% to R224.6 million (R191.8 million). In addition, headline earnings per share jumped to 218.1 cents per share (188.2 cents per share).



Dividend

Notice is hereby given that the board of directors has declared an interim gross cash dividend of 82.0 cents (65.6000 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per ordinary share for the six-month period ended 30 June 2017. The dividend has been declared from income reserves.



Outlook

The trading environment is expected to remain difficult with continued financial pressure on consumers. In this environment, tight credit policies will be maintained, with cash collections and stringent cost control being management priorities. The group will also continue to mitigate the impact of the annualisation of reduced interest rates by growing other revenue streams. Driving digital engagement with customers remains a key strategic focus as the group looks to expand digital penetration in its target customer market, particularly via the mobile phone. Both the Retail and Financial Services businesses have experienced good demand during subsequent trading, although at lower growth levels compared to the very strong performance in the second half of 2016. Management believes that the group's clear strategy and proven business model position it well to deliver returns to shareholders. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the group's external auditor.
04-May-2017
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of the shareholders of HomeChoice held today, 4 May 2017, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.

29-Mar-2017
(Official Notice)
With regard to the audited results for the year ended 31 December 2016, shareholders are advised that the annual financial statements will be distributed to shareholders on 29 March 2017 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on 14 March 2017. The integrated annual report will be made available on Homchoice?s website on Friday 7 April 2017.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of Homchoice shareholders will be held at 78 Mill Street, Qormi, Republic of Malta on Thursday 4 May 2017 at 09:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates

The notice of the Company?s annual general meeting has been sent to its shareholders who were recorded as such in the Company?s securities register on Friday 24 March 2017 being the notice record date set by the Board of the Company determining which shareholders are entitled to receive notice of the annual general meeting.



The record date on which shareholders of the Company must be registered as such in the Company?s securities register in order to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday 28 April 2017 being the voting record date set by the Board of the Company determining which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the annual general meeting will therefore be Monday 24 April 2017. Proxy forms must be lodged by no later than 09:00 on Tuesday 2 May 2017. Any forms of proxy not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairperson of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.
14-Mar-2017
(C)
Revenue for the year grew 19.3% to R2.7 billion (R2.2 billion). Operating profit was 11.7% higher at R648.2 million (R580.4 million). Profit and total comprehensive income for the year rose by 7.7% to R424.9 million (R394.6 million). In addition, headline earnings per share increased by 6.6% to 414.6 cents per share (389.1 cents per share).



Dividend declaration

Notice is hereby given that the board of directors have declared a final gross cash dividend of 87.0 cents (69.6000 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per ordinary share for the year ended 31 December 2016.



Outlook

The trading environment is expected to remain difficult and the unsecured credit markets constrained.



The group's credit strategy remains unchanged with the focus on driving improvements in cash collections while maintaining current lending criteria. The group will look to mitigate the impact of the annualisation of reduced interest rates by growing other streams of income, including developing the insurance business and driving cost-efficiencies. Customers continue to respond well to the innovative merchandise ranges and the new credit facility offer.



The Retail and Financial Services businesses are focused on expanding their digital capabilities and driving customer engagement, particularly via the mobile phone. HomeChoice will focus on growing the digital acquisition of new customers, origination of loans and its customer self-service options to empower its customers to manage more of their relationship with them online.
08-Nov-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the board of directors of Homechoice has declared an interim gross cash dividend of 71 cents (60.35 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per ordinary share for the 6 months ended 30 June 2016.



The dividend has been declared from income reserves. Homechoice is resident in the Republic of Malta and the dividend is a foreign dividend. A dividend withholding tax of 15% will be applicable to all South African resident shareholders who are not exempt. The issued share capital at the declaration date is 103,500,901 ordinary shares.



The salient dates for the dividend will be as follows:

*Last day to trade Tuesday, 22 November 2016

*Shares commence trading ex dividend Wednesday, 23 November 2016

*Record date Friday, 25 November 2016

*Payment date Monday, 28 November 2016
11-Oct-2016
(Official Notice)
At an extraordinary meeting of the shareholders of Homechoice held on 11 October 2016, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
16-Sep-2016
(Official Notice)
Shareholders are advised that a circular to the company?s shareholders regarding proposed changes to the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company, and incorporating a notice of extraordinary meeting and a form of proxy, has been posted today, Friday, 16 September 2016 (?the Circular?).



Shareholders are advised that the circular is immediately available on company?s website: www.homechoiceinternational.com



Notice of the extraordinary meeting

Notice is hereby given that the extraordinary meeting of shareholders will be held at 78 Mill Street, Qormi, Republic of Malta, on Tuesday, 11 October 2016, at 09:00 to transact the business as stated in the meeting notice forming part of the Circular (?the Notice of Extraordinary Meeting?).



Salient dates

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to receive the Notice of Extraordinary Meeting - Friday, 9 September 2016

*Last day to trade in order to be eligible to attend and vote at the Extraordinary Meeting - Tuesday, 27 September 2016

*Record date to determine which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the Extraordinary Meeting - Friday, 30 September 2016

*Forms of proxy for the General Meeting to be lodged by 9am on* - Friday, 7 October 2016



*any proxies not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairperson of the Extraordinary Meeting immediately prior to the Extraordinary Meeting.



30-Aug-2016
(C)
Revenue for the interim period rose by 15.8% to R1.2 billion (R995.2 million). Operating profit was 9.8% higher at R280.4 million (R255.4 million). Profit and total comprehensive income for the period grew by 11.6% to R191.8 million (R171.9 million). In addition, headline earnings per share jumped to 188.2 cents per share (169.8 cents per share).



Dividend

The directors intend to declare an interim dividend payable in November 2016 of 71 cents per share (64 cents per share), which represents a dividend cover of 2.6 times. The details of the declaration will be communicated on SENS in due course.



Outlook

The trading environment is expected to remain largely unchanged for the remainder of the financial year, with continued financial pressure on consumers and increasing compliance headwinds in the changing regulatory landscape. In this environment tight credit policies will be maintained, with cash collections and cost control remaining key focus areas.



The Retail business has experienced good demand during the first eight weeks of trading, with customers responding well to the new revolving credit facility. The Financial Services business is continuing to streamline the impact of the affordability regulations on customers. The group will also continue to mitigate the impact of the reduction in maximum interest rates on credit contracts which came into effect from May 2016.



The group's experienced management team and focused strategies for growth continue to position the business to take advantage of opportunities in both the South African and pan-African markets.
14-Jun-2016
(Official Notice)
HomeChoice wishes to advise bondholders that the annual financial statements of HomeChoice and its guarantors for the period ended 31 December 2015 are available for inspection at the registered office of the company.



HomeChoice?s annual financial statements are available electronically at http://www.homechoiceinternational.com/investor/domestic.asp.



13-May-2016
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the board of directors of Homechoice has declared a final gross cash dividend of 84 cents (71.40000 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per ordinary share for the 12 months ended 31 December 2015.



The dividend has been declared from income reserves. Homechoice is resident in the Republic of Malta and the dividend is a foreign dividend. A dividend withholding tax of 15% will be applicable to all South African resident shareholders who are not exempt.



The issued share capital at the declaration date is 102,466,101 ordinary shares.



The salient dates for the dividend will be as follows:

* Last day to trade: Friday 27 May 2016

*Shares commence trading ?ex? dividend: Monday, 30 May 2016

*Record date: Friday, 3 June 2016

*Payment date: Monday, 6 June 2016



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 30 May 2016 and Friday 3 June 2016, both days inclusive.



12-May-2016
(Official Notice)
At the annual general meeting (?AGM?) of the shareholders of Homechoice held today, 12 May 2016, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
31-Mar-2016
(Official Notice)
With regard to the audited results for the year ended 31 December 2015, shareholders are advised that the annual financial statements will be distributed to shareholders on 31 March 2016 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on 15 March 2016. The integrated annual report will be made available on HomeChoice?s website on Monday 11 April 2016.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice is hereby given that the annual general meeting of HomeChoice shareholders will be held at 78 Mill Street, Qormi, Republic of Malta on Thursday 12 May 2016 at 09:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates

The notice of the Company?s annual general meeting has been sent to its shareholders who were recorded as such in the Company?s securities register on Thursday 24 March 2016 being the notice record date set by the Board of the Company determining which shareholders are entitled to receive notice of the annual general meeting.



The record date on which shareholders of the Company must be registered as such in the Company?s securities register in order to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Friday 6 May 2016 being the voting record date set by the Board of the Company determining which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the annual general meeting will therefore be Friday 29 April 2016. Proxy forms must be lodged by no later than 09:00 on Wednesday 11 May 2016. Any forms of proxy not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairperson of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.
15-Mar-2016
(C)
Revenue for the year grew by 14% to R2.2 billion (2014: R2.0 billion). Operating profit increased by 11.3% to R580.4 million (2014: R521.5 million). Profit and total comprehensive income for the year rose by 11% to R394.6 million (2014: R355.3 million). Furthermore, headline earnings per share grew to 389.1 cents per share (2014: 352.8 cents per share).



Outlook

Although the credit health of South African consumers appears to be showing early signs of improvement, customers in the group's target market remain financially constrained and this will continue to impact on demand for the group's products and services. Management continues to focus on cost control, cash generation and on sustaining the quality of the debtors' books. We will maintain a cautious approach to credit.



HomeChoice aims to drive customer and revenue growth through its omni-channel retail model and digital customer engagement strategy, supported by the extension of product ranges and new categories. The benefits of the first ?bricks and mortar? showroom and the new call centre will start to be realised in the 2016 financial year. FinChoice continues to be a niche financial services provider focused on technology-based customer engagement.



The group remains committed to the mass market consumer segment which is expected to continue to migrate up the LSM spectrum. The group's proven business model, positioning in a growth sector and focused expansion strategies should ensure sustainable returns to shareholders.





06-Nov-2015
(Official Notice)
The board of directors of Homechoice have declared an interim gross cash dividend of 64 cents (54.40000 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per ordinary share for the 6 months ended 30 June 2015.



The dividend has been declared from income reserves. Homechoice is resident in the Republic of Malta and the dividend is a foreign dividend. A dividend withholding tax of 15% will however be applicable to all South African resident shareholders who are not exempt.



The issued share capital at the declaration date is 102,466,101 ordinary shares.



The salient dates for the dividend will be as follows:

*Last day to trade: Friday, 20 November

*Shares commence trading ?ex? dividend: Monday, 23 November

*Record date: Friday, 27 November

*Payment date: Monday, 30 November



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 23 November 2015 and Friday 27 November 2015, both days inclusive.



24-Aug-2015
(C)
Homechoice have released maiden interim results, as a result there are no comparatives Revenue of R995.2 million was recorded while operating profit came in at R255.4 million. Profit for the period was R171.9 million. Furthermore, headline earnings per share came in at 169.8cps.



Dividend

The directors intend to declare an interim dividend payable in November 2015 of 64 cents per share, which represents a dividend cover of 2.6 times. A formal dividend declaration will be made on SENS in due course.



Outlook

Macroeconomic conditions remain challenging. Although consumer credit health appears to be improving, customers remain constrained and this will continue to impact on demand. Tight credit policies will be maintained, with cash collections and cost control remaining key focus areas.



HomeChoice aims to drive customer and revenue growth through its omni-channel retail model and digital strategy, combined with further expansion into Africa, supported by the extension of product ranges and new categories. FinChoice continues to be a niche financial services provider focused on technology-based customer engagement. FinChoice is expanding its product range to include insurance products in 2015.



The group remains committed to the mass market consumer segment, which is expected to continue to migrate up the LSM spectrum. The group's proven business model, positioning in a growth sector and focused strategies for growth should ensure sustainable returns to shareholders. The above information has not been reviewed or reported on by the group's external auditor.



02-Jun-2015
(Official Notice)
HomeChoice wishes to advise bondholders that the annual financial statements of HomeChoice and of the guarantors for the period ended 31 December 2014 are available for inspection at the registered office of the Company.



HomeChoice?s annual financial statements are also available on its website at http://www.homechoiceinternational.com/investor/domestic.asp.
12-May-2015
(Official Notice)
Notice is hereby given that the directors have declared a final gross cash dividend of 161 cents (136.85000 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per ordinary share for the 12 months ended 31 December 2014.



The dividend has been declared from income reserves.



A dividend withholding tax of 15% will be applicable to all South African resident shareholders who are not exempt.



The issued share capital at the declaration date is 101,790,951 ordinary shares.



The salient dates for the dividend will be as follows:

*Last day of trade to receive a dividend - Friday 29 May

*Shares commence trading ?ex? dividend - Monday, 1 June

*Record date - Friday, 5 June

*Payment date - Monday, 8 June



Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Monday 1 June 2015 and Friday 5 June 2015, both days inclusive.
12-May-2015
(Official Notice)
At the first (1st) annual general meeting (?AGM?) of the shareholders of HomeChoice held on 12 May 2015, all the ordinary and special resolutions proposed at the meeting were approved by the requisite majority of votes.
30-Mar-2015
(Official Notice)
With regard to the audited results for the year ended 31 December 2014, shareholders are advised that the integrated annual report and summary annual financial statements will be distributed to shareholders on 30 March 2015 and contain no modifications to the audited results which were published on SENS on 20 March 2015.



Notice of the annual general meeting

Notice was given that the annual general meeting of HIL shareholders will be held at 78 Mill Street, Qormi, Republic of Malta on 12 May 2015 at 09:00 to transact the business as stated in the annual general meeting notice forming part of the integrated annual report.



Salient dates

The notice of the Company?s annual general meeting has been sent to its shareholders who were recorded as such in the Company?s securities register on Friday 20 March 2015 being the notice record date set by the Board of the Company determining which shareholders are entitled to receive notice of the annual general meeting.



The record date on which shareholders of the Company must be registered as such in the Company?s securities register in order to attend and vote at the annual general meeting is Thursday 30 April 2015 being the voting record date set by the Board of the Company determining which shareholders are entitled to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The last day to trade in order to be entitled to vote at the annual general meeting will therefore be Wednesday 22 April 2015. Proxy forms must be lodged by no later than 09:00 on Monday 11 May 2015. Any forms of proxy not lodged by this time must be handed to the chairperson of the annual general meeting immediately prior to the annual general meeting.
20-Mar-2015
(C)
The following results are the maiden final results for company. Revenue of R2.0 billion was recorded while operating profit came in at R521.2 million. Profit for the year was R355.3 million. Furthermore, headline earnings per share were 352.8cps.



Outlook

The trading environment is not expected to show any marked improvement in the year ahead as the outlook for economic growth in the country is muted. Customers are likely to be under financial strain as pressures on disposable income continue and the unsecured lending market remains constrained.



The group's credit strategy remains unchanged in the stabilising credit environment and current lending practices will be maintained. The devaluation of the Rand will place pressure on margins and pricing in the retail business.



The group will continue to focus on its digital strategy and expanding its customer base in Africa. The retail product range will be extended and expanded into new categories, while HomeChoice will be launching an insurance business.



Capital expenditure of R169 million has been committed for 2015. The group anticipates investing approximately R110 million for the building of a new 1 000 seat call centre and retail showroom and R60 million for information technology to drive operating efficiencies and the group's online strategy.
27-Aug-2018
(X)
HomeChoice International plc is an investment holding company listed on the JSE Ltd. The group is a leading provider of retail and financial services to the mass market in southern Africa through two trading operations, HomeChoice (Retail) and FinChoice (Financial Services). The Retail business is an omni-channel retailer offering a broad range of homeware textiles and related products, as well as electronics, home appliances, apparel and footwear through online channels, showrooms, sales agent networks and mail order catalogues. FinChoice is a fully fledged FinTech business offering personal loans, value-added services and insurance products on a digital platform.


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