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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 : 31 196 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20142015Delta
ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%
Food19,69449.6%22,35239.6% +13.5%
Clothing and General Merchandise11,50529%12,49922.1% +8.64%
Country Road Group8,09020.4%9,08116.1% +12.25%
Logistics418.001.1%444.000.8% +6.22%
David Jones--12,13021.5%-
Sales per Regions
20142015Delta
ZAR (in Million)%ZAR (in Million)%
South Africa31,40579.1%35,08362.1% +11.71%
Australasia7,24718.3%20,20735.8% +178.83%
Rest of Africa and Middle East702.001.8%513.000.9% -26.92%
Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland353.000.9%703.001.2% +99.15%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Ian Moir, MBA562000Group Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Simon Norman Susman661982Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Samuel D. Ngumeni, MBA472011Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director
Reeza Isaacs462010Executive Director & Group Finance Director
Zyda Rylands501996Executive Director & MD-Food Segment
Peter Douglas St. John Bacon702006Independent Non-Executive Director
Thomas Andrew Boardman652010Lead Independent Non-Executive Director
Namhla Thina Yvonne Siwendu492009Independent Non-Executive Director
Stuart Alan Ransom Rose652011Independent Non-Executive Director
Zarina Bibi Mohamed Bassa512011Independent Non-Executive Director
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 1,045,899,645 1,032,946,300 98.8% 256,743 0.0% 98.8%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
Public Investment Corporation Ltd. 166,282,654 15.9%
Woolworths Holdings Ltd. 84,261,465 8.06%
GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management) 52,574,195 5.03%
Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors) 33,058,000 3.16%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 27,372,394 2.62%
T. Rowe Price International Ltd. 25,685,650 2.46%
FIL Investment Advisors (UK) Ltd 24,097,100 2.30%
JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd. 22,732,086 2.17%
Lazard Asset Management LLC 21,789,731 2.08%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 12,119,417 1.16%
Holdings
NameEquities%Valuation
Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHLJ) 84,261,4658.06%544,343,388 USD
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Woolworths Holdings Limite : Connections
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Centre for Justice & Crime Prevention
National Sea Rescue Institute
Trauma Centre For Survivors of Violence & Torture
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National Urban Reconstruction & Housing Agency
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The David Rattray Foundation
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Open Society Foundation of South Africa
Jumo (South Africa)
The Oasis Healthcare Group Ltd.
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Fat Face Group Ltd.
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StyleMania Ltd.
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Business Against Crime South Africa
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National Business Initiative
Soak & Sleep Ltd.
Conservation South Africa
Zarina Bassa Investments Pty Ltd.
Nedbank Private Wealth International
Songhai Capital Pty Ltd.
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Virgin Active Ltd.
South African Law Reform Commission
World Wildlife Fund South Africa
Financial Services Board
Peace Parks Foundation
Accounting Standards Board (South Africa)
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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