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4-Traders Homepage  >  Shares  >  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 : 28 368 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20132014Delta
ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%
Food17,46949.6%19,69449.6% +11.3%
Clothing and General Merchandise10,76430.6%11,50529% +6.44%
Country Road6,43318.3%8,09020.4% +20.48%
Logistics561.001.6%418.001.1% -34.21%
Woolworths Financial Services-----
Woolworths Treasury-----
Woolworths-----
Eliminations-----
Sales per Regions
20132014Delta
ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%
South Africa28,85381.9%31,40579.1% +8.13%
Australasia5,76616.4%7,24718.3% +20.44%
Rest of Africa and Middle East350.001%702.001.8% +50.14%
Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland258.000.7%353.000.9% +26.91%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Ian Moir, MBA562000Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Simon Norman Susman651982Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Samuel D. Ngumeni, MBA472011Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
Reeza Isaacs462013Executive Director & Group Finance Director
Zyda Rylands501996Executive Director & MD-Food Segment
Peter D. Bacon672006Independent Non-Executive Director
Michael John Leeming702004Independent Non-Executive Director
Thomas Andrew Boardman, CA662010Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Namhla Thina Yvonne Siwendu472009Independent Non-Executive Director
Stuart Alan Ransom Rose652011Independent Non-Executive Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
Public Investment Corporation Ltd. 143,018,253 14.1%
Woolworths Holdings Ltd. 84,261,465 8.29%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 26,166,881 2.57%
Lazard Asset Management LLC 24,958,844 2.46%
T. Rowe Price International Ltd. 19,335,931 1.90%
FIL Investments International 17,129,075 1.69%
JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd. 14,728,268 1.45%
Norges Bank Investment Management 12,897,792 1.27%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 10,685,390 1.05%
Sasol Pension Fund 9,791,136 0.96%
Holdings
NameShares%Valuation
Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHLJ) 84,261,4658.29%684,491,270 USD
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Woolworths Holdings Limite : Connections
National Urban Reconstruction & Housing Agency
South African Law Reform Commission
Open Society Foundation of South Africa
World Wildlife Fund South Africa
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StyleMania Ltd.
Centre for Justice & Crime Prevention
Trauma Centre For Survivors of Violence & Torture
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Business Against Crime South Africa
National Sea Rescue Institute
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The Elgin Wine Co. (Pty) Ltd.
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Intercontinental Group of Department Stores
Peace Parks Foundation
The Oasis Healthcare Group Ltd.
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Fat Face Group Ltd.
The Mobile Money Network Ltd.
Conservation South Africa
Oasis Dental Care Ltd.
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The David Rattray Foundation
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Company contact information
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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