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Last 9,493
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Lewis Group Limited operates as a credit retailer of household furniture, electrical appliances, and home electronics in South Africa and internationally. The company offers its products to the lower and middle income markets under the Lewis, Best Home and Electric, and My Home brand names. It also provides short-term insurance to customers purchasing merchandise on credit. The company offers its products through 494 Lewis stores, including 57 stores in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland; 129 Best Home and Electric stores; and 13 My Home stores. Lewis Group Limited was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

7,534 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/10/14
Founded in 1934

lewis group ltd (LEW) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, ...
Total Annual Compensation: R4.6M
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, ...
Total Annual Compensation: R3.6M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

lewis group ltd (LEW) Key Developments

Lewis Group Limited Announces Revenue Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended December 31, 2014

Lewis Group Limited announced revenue results for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company announced revenue for the quarter increased by 8% and merchandise sales by 12%. For the nine months, the company announced revenue for the nine month period grew by 4% and merchandise sales by 3%. This is an improvement on the revenue growth of 1.6% and merchandise sales decline of 3.5% reported for the six months ended September 2014. The improved trading for the quarter ended December 2014 was driven by higher levels of promotional activity and the contribution from the newly acquired Beares stores during December.

Lewis Group Limited Declares Interim Dividend for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2014, Payable on 26 January 2015

Lewis Group Limited declares interim dividend of 215 cents per share for the six months ended September 30, 2014. The following dates are applicable to this declaration: Last date to trade "cum" dividend is 16 January 2015; Date trading commences "ex" dividend is 19 January 2015; Record date is 23 January 2015; and Date of payment is 26 January 2015.

Lewis Group Limited Reports Unaudited Group Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2014

Lewis Group Limited reported unaudited group earnings results for the six months ended September 30, 2014. For the period, the company's revenue was ZAR 2,579.5 million compared with ZAR 2,538.9 million a year ago. Operating profit was ZAR 471.5 million compared with ZAR 523.4 million a year ago. Profit before taxation was ZAR 478.1 million compared with ZAR 533.7 million a year ago. Net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders was ZAR 340.2 million or 378.9 cents per diluted share compared with ZAR 380.0 million or 426.3 cents per diluted share a year ago. Headline earnings were ZAR 330.1 million or 367.6 cents per diluted share compared with ZAR 372.1 million or 417.4 cents per diluted share a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was ZAR 253.2 million compared with ZAR 268.2 million a year ago. Acquisition of property, plant and equipment was ZAR 38.9 million compared with ZAR 40.5 million a year ago. Return on average equity (after-tax) was 12.6% compared with 15.4% a year ago. Return on average assets managed (pre-tax) was 13.4% compared with 15.6% a year ago. Revenue for the period increased by 1.6% supported by increased financial services income owing to the higher proportion of longer term contracts settling in the base and higher levels of credit sales in the previous financial years.


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