Despite the disruptions which occurred in October 2018 and January 2019, the Group had a reasonable half year, benefitting from an increased footprint, increased product range and, therefore, an increased market share in a difficult market. We are relentless in our efforts to continuously improve our customer experience in all of our stores. The steady growth in customer base and throughput, gives us confidence that we are getting things right.
The confusion that surrounds our various currencies and exchange rates make reliable financial reporting difficult. However, we believe that the information presented gives the best possible indication of our financial performance. All figures are presented in RTGS$.
Given the uncertainty in the economy and the cost of processing a dividend, the Board has considered it prudent not to declare an interim dividend for the half year ended 31 March 2019. However, barring any dramatic unforeseen circumstances, we are confident that we should be in a position to declare a dividend at the end of this financial year, as we did last year.
By Order of the Board
Group Company Secretary