Voluntary trading update
HomeChoice International PLC
(Incorporated in the Republic of Malta)
(Registration number C66099)
Share code: HIL
VOLUNTARY TRADING UPDATE
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
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.
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
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.
Qormi, Republic of Malta
13 April 2018
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
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