The Directors of Edgars Stores Limited are pleased to announce the release of the Group’s 2011 full year results and presentation for the 52 weeks ended 7 January 2012. Below are financial highlights and a brief extract from the Commentary section of the results.
Retail sales up 44% to $51m
No of debtors accounts increase 43% to 158 901
Trade & other receivables up 23% to $19,5m
Trading profit up 77% to $7,5m
Cash flows from operating activities improve $12,8m
Earnings per share up 120% to 1.37cents
The steady growth in accounts, improved merchandise assortments and improved cost management together with the successful re-branding of Express to Jet in November ensured that targets were met.
On the back of credit, Edgars Chain units grew 23% whilst margins were slightly up at 53.1%. Chain trading profit grew 37.3% as a result of improved profitability and the sale of higher value branded items…
Accounts grew by 42.9%. The active book stood at 81%. Collection rates and other key indicators have remained satisfactory. Bad and doubtful debts are fully provided for while net handovers for the year averaged 0.4% of lagged debtors.
On behalf of the board I wish to congratulate the management and staff of Edgars for working as a team to achieve a sterling set of results.
The recent liquidity crisis in the banking sector and economy is of concern. Our focus will be on steady growth, albeit at a slower rate, improved merchandise assortments and customer shopping experience. Low cost store improvements and opening of new sites will be carried out as resources permit…
By order of the board
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