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wesfarmers ltd (WES) Details

Wesfarmers Limited is engaged in the retail; coal mining and production; gas processing and distribution; industrial and safety product distribution; chemicals and fertilizers manufacturing; and investment businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. The company operates 762 Coles and Bi-Lo supermarkets; 831 liquor stores under the Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, and First Choice Liquor brand names; 90 hotels; 642 fuel and convenience stores under the Coles Express name; and an online supermarket. It also offers home improvement and outdoor living products through 223 large warehouse stores, 64 smaller format stores, and 33 trade centers under the Bunnings name; office products and solutions through Officeworks stores; apparel and general merchandise through 192 Kmart stores and 300 Target stores; and automotive services, repairs, and tires through 243 Kmart Tyre & Auto Service centers, as well as is involved in the retail of building materials, and office and technology products. In addition, the company is engaged in property business; and supplying and distributing maintenance, repair, and operating products. Further, it manufactures and markets industrial gases and equipment; and extracts, markets, and distributes LPG and LNG. Additionally, the company offers chemicals for industry, mining, and mineral processing activities; broadacre and horticultural fertilizers; and industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as holds interests in the Curragh and Bengalla cola mines in Australia. Wesfarmers Limited was founded in 1914 and is based in Perth, Australia.

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wesfarmers ltd (WES) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director an...
Total Annual Compensation: A$6.8M
Finance Director and Director
Total Annual Compensation: A$3.5M
Managing Director of Home Improvement & Offic...
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.7M
Managing Director of Kmart Division
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.3M
Managing Director of Wesfarmers Chemicals, En...
Total Annual Compensation: A$1.9M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

wesfarmers ltd (WES) Key Developments

Wesfarmers Limited Announces Final Fully Franked Dividend, Payable on September 30, 2015

Wesfarmers Limited announced final dividend (fully franked) of $1.11 per share taking full-year ordinary dividend to $2.00 per share, an increase of 5.3% on last year. The dividend is payable on September 30, 2015, with record date of August 27, 2015.

Wesfarmers Limited Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2016

Wesfarmers Limited reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended June 30, 2015. For the year, the company reported revenue of AUD 62,447 million compared to AUD 62,348 million a year ago. EBITDA was AUD 4,978 million compared to AUD 5,273 million a year ago. EBIT was AUD 3,759 million compared to AUD 4,150 million a year ago. EBIT (excluding NTIs) was AUD 3,759 million compared to AUD 3,566 million a year ago. Net profit after tax was AUD 2,440 million compared to AUD 2,689 million a year ago. Net profit after tax (excluding NTIs) was AUD 2,440 million compared to AUD 2,253 million a year ago. Profit from continuing operations was AUD 2,440 million or 215.7 cents per diluted share compared to AUD 1,510 million or 131.5 cents per diluted share a year ago. Profit attributable to members of the parent was AUD 2,440 million or 215.7 cents per diluted share compared to AUD 2,689 million or 234.2 cents per diluted share a year ago. Operating cash flow was AUD 3,791 million compared to AUD 3,226 a year ago. Earnings per share (excluding NTIs) were AUD 216.1 compared to AUD 196.6 a year ago. Operating cash flow per share was AUD 335.1 compared to AUD 281.0 a year ago. Payments for property, plant and equipment and intangibles were AUD 2,239 million compared to AUD 2,233 million a year ago. Return on equity was 9.8% compared to 10.5% a year ago. Return on equity (excl. NTIs) was 9.8% compared to 9.4% a year ago. Net capital expenditure was AUD 1,552 million compared to AUD 1,216 million a year ago. Net debt at the end of the year was AUD 6,209 million compared to AUD 3,401 million a year ago. For the fiscal year 2016, the company expects net capital expenditure of AUD 1.5 billion to AUD 1.9 billion, subject to net property investment.

Wesfarmers Limited Announces Senior Management Changes

Wesfarmers Limited Wesfarmers has announced an organizational restructure and senior management changes that will streamline the Group’s management and better position it for future growth. Wesfarmers’ three industrial businesses – Chemicals, Energy and Fertilisers (WesCEF), Resources, and Industrial and Safety (WIS) - will be clustered under a new Industrials Division of which Rob Scott will be Managing Director. Former Insurance Division Managing Director Anthony Gianotti has been appointed Finance Director of the new Industrials Division. Olivier Chretien, who has been WIS Managing Director since 2008, will now lead the Group’s Business Development and Corporate Planning functions. Tim Bult moves from Business Development to a new role where he will oversee Wesfarmers’ associated businesses and further develop the Group’s offshore business development networks. Resources Managing Director Stewart Butel and WesCEF Managing Director Tom O’Leary will report to Mr. Scott, who will also have day-to-day responsibility for WIS. Mr. Chretien and Mr. Bult will report to Wesfarmers Finance Director Terry Bowen. As part of these changes, Rob Scott’s responsibilities for Financial Services will transition to Coles Digital Director Roger Sniezek. Wesfarmers’ other retail divisions – Home Improvement and Office Supplies, Kmart and Target - are not affected by the changes.


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