Salient features

         %  
   2008   2007   change  
  HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE –         
    excluding non-recurring portion of BEE costs 1 700.7c   1 453.6c   17  
  HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE 1 692.8c   1 453.6c   16.5  
  EARNINGS PER SHARE 2 095.7c   1 464.2c   43.1  
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  HEADLINE EARNINGS –         
    excluding non-recurring portion of BEE costs R8 028m   R6 892m   16.5  
  HEADLINE EARNINGS R7 991m   R6 892m   15.9  
  EARNINGS – net profit for the year R9 893m   R6 942m   42.5  
       
  Dividends per share         
  Ordinary 510.00c   434.00c   17.5  
  – Interim 180.00c   153.00c   17.6  
  – Final 330.00c   281.00c   17.4  
       
  Net asset value per share           
  (attributable to own members)         
  – at intrinsic value R253.67   R221.00   14.8  
  Tobacco interests R146.07   R110.56   32.1  
  Other investments R107.60   R110.44   (2.6) 
       
  Exchange rates           
  SA rand/pound sterling exchange rate         
  – weighted average for the financial year 14.2882   13.2898     
  – at 31 March 16.029   14.3449     
       
  Stock exchange prices           
  Closing price per share at 31 March R195.93   R181.00   8.2  

 

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