Those Clicks numbers then that they hinted at a couple weeks ago, but have now been revealed to a waiting world in all their glory. Just, wow: Group revenue up +7.7% to R33.37bn for the year, with gross profits up +8.5% at R6.7bn, and something they’re calling total profit up +16% at R1.7bn. And if you happened to have a couple of shares squirreled away under the mattress, good for you: the cash-flush business has declared a dividend of R1.2bn, having forked over R2.8bn in February to staff as its successful broad-based black economic empowerment share ownership scheme was vested. Some other numbers: 8.1 million, the number of members of the venerable but still successful ClubCard programme, which accounts for 78% of sales, and +10.5%, the amount by which retail health and beauty sales increased. 27%: the market share of pharma distributor UPD, up from 26% last year. And 300, the number of locations Clicks have identified for potential stores, which would bring the total to over 1,000. For more numbers and insights, visit our Results One Pager here.
Comment: A business that continues to deliver, to shoppers and shareholders alike, year after year.