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4-Traders Homepage  >  Equities  >  Johannesburg Stock Exchange  >  Woolworths Holdings Limited    WHLJ   ZAE000063863

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Business Summary
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Operates as an investment holding company with interest in providing retail and financial services

Woolworths Holdings Ltd. operates as an investment holding company.

Its core business focus is the provision of retail and financial services to upper and middle income groups mainly in South Africa; and also in Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The company currently consists of three operating subsidiaries: Woolworths Proprietary Ltd., Country Road Ltd. and David Jones Ltd., which was acquired on August 1, 2014.

Woolworths Proprietary operates a chain of retail stores, including franchise stores, and offers a selected range of clothing, food, homeware, beauty and financial services under its own brand name in South Africa, Africa and the Middle East.

Country Road offers apparel and homeware in its own retail stores and through concessions in major Australian department stores.

David Jones operates retail Internet departmental stores and also provides financial services.

It operates through the following segments: Woolworths Clothing & General Merchandise; Woolworths Food; Country Road; Woolworths Financial Services; and Woolworths Treasury.

The Woolworths Clothing & General Merchandise segment includes clothing, home ware, beauty and other lifestyle products.

The Woolworths Food segment focuses on offering customers food products.

The Country Road segment operates the retail chain of stores and concession retail outlets offering a range of clothing and home ware under its own brand.

The Woolworths Financial Services segment provides financial product and services to customers, including a credit offering to assist them to purchase merchandise in its Woolworths stores.

The Woolworths Treasury segment engages in cash management activities.

Woolworths Holdings was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

Number of employees : 43 140 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20152016Delta
ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%
Food22,35239.6%24,95638.4% +11.65%
Clothing and General Merchandise12,49922.1%13,70121.1% +9.62%
David Jones12,13021.5%15,18523.4% +25.19%
Country Road Group9,08116.1%10,64716.4% +17.24%
Logistics444.000.8%515.000.8% +15.99%
Sales per Regions
20152016Delta
ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%
South Africa35,08362.1%38,46159.2% +9.63%
Australasia20,20735.8%24,95638.4% +23.5%
Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland703.001.2%---
Rest of Africa and Middle East513.000.9%---
Rest of Africa--1,5872.4%-
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Ian Moir, MBA572000Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Simon Norman Susman671982Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Samuel D. Ngumeni, MBA482011Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
Reeza Isaacs472010Executive Director & Group Finance Director
Zyda Rylands511996Executive Director & MD-Food Segment
Peter Douglas St. John Bacon712006Independent Non-Executive Director
Thomas Andrew Boardman, CA682010Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Namhla Thina Yvonne Siwendu502009Independent Non-Executive Director
Stuart Alan Ransom Rose652011Independent Non-Executive Director
Zarina Bibi Mohamed Bassa502011Independent Non-Executive Director
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 1,047,355,308 1,040,721,022 99.4% 362,215 0.0% 99.4%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
Public Investment Corp. Ltd. 166,282,654 15.9%
Woolworths Holdings Ltd. 84,261,465 8.05%
GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management) 52,574,195 5.02%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 29,424,145 2.81%
T. Rowe Price International Ltd. 27,001,997 2.58%
JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd. 26,742,469 2.55%
Lazard Asset Management LLC 22,865,382 2.18%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 12,748,810 1.22%
Norges Bank Investment Management 11,573,515 1.11%
Sasol Pension Fund 10,518,372 1.00%
Holdings
NameEquities%Valuation
Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHLJ) 84,261,4658.05%437,605,178 USD
Sector
Consumer Cyclical
Retailers
 Diversified Retail
  Department Stores
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Sector Department Stores - NEC
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
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J C PENNEY COMPANY INC-18.65%2 084
LIFESTYLE INTERNATIONA..-1.99%2 034
ROBINSON DEPARTMENT ST..--.--%1 905
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GROUPE FNAC-5.01%1 696
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Sector Department Stores - NEC
Woolworths Holdings Limite : Connections
Woolworths Holdings Ltd.
Woolworths House
93 Longmarket Street
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Phone : +27.21.407.9111
Web : www.woolworthsholdings.co.za
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