Massmart warns profit fall
The parent company of Game has warned that its profit could fall.
31 July 2018 | Business
It expects headline earning per share (HEPS) excluding costs for restructuring at Massdiscounters and Masscash of 124.7-141.5 cents per share for the six months to June 30, down from a restated 168.5 cents a year earlier.
HEPS strips out certain one-off items and is the main profit measure in South Africa.
Massmart this month reported a 1.9% rise in sales while comparable store sales rose just 0.2% for the 26 weeks to July 1.
Its Massdiscounters unit includes general merchandise discounter Game and high-tech retailer DionWired. Its Masscash unit comprises CBW, Jumbo and Shield.