Bidvest
The Bidvest Group Limited
Annual report 2008
 
 
Financial highlights and results  
 
 
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Revenue

up 15,5%

to R110,5 billion

   
   

Headline earnings per share

up 10,1%

to 1 068,0 cents

 

Operating profit

up 18,8%

to R5,3 billion

   

Distributions per share

up 10,9%

to 495,0 cents

 

Basic earnings per share

up 19,3%

to 1 073,0 cents

 

Consolidated results

   
  2008
R'000
2007
R'000
Revenue 110 477 551 95 655 509
Gross income 21 691 786 18 324 691
Operating profit 5 343 907 4 496 570
Profi t for the year 3 334 869 2 787 156
Headline earnings per share (cents) 1 068,0 970,0
Distributions per share (cents) 495,0 446,4
 

Share price performance

 Bidvest relative to adjusted financial and industrial index
 Bidvest relative to adjusted industrial index

The graph represents Bidvest’s share price performance relativeomparison to that of itsto indices which have been peer group. A major constituent of the indices, Richemont Securities AG, has been excluded from the adjusted indices as its business is off shore and in completely diff erent markets.

Market capitalisation as at June 30 2008 was R32,6 billion (2007: R29,6 billion) net of treasury shares.
R1 000 invested at the start of Bidvest with capital and dividend distributions re-invested, would have been worth an estimated R326 500, a compound return of 34% per year.