SPUR CORPORATION LIMITED - Summarised Consolidated Audited Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2023 and Cash Dividend
22 August 2023 9:00
Summarised Consolidated Audited Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2023 and Cash Dividend

 (Incorporated in the Republic of South
 (Registration number 1998/000828/06)
 Share Code: SUR
 ISIN: ZAE000022653

 (“Spur Corporation”, “the company” or “the group”)


Shareholders of Spur Corporation are advised that the group’s Summary Financial Statements and
consolidated audited annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2023, were published on
the websites of the JSE Limited and the group, today, 22 August 2023.


Franchised restaurant turnovers up 23.0% to R9.520 billion
Earnings per share up 80.2% to 260.03 cents
Diluted headline earnings per share up 81.0% to 260.01 cents
Revenue up 27.4% to R3.045 billion
Diluted earnings per share up 80.0% to 258.86 cents
Dividend per share 192 cents (2022: 127 cents)
Profit before income tax up 51.9% to R318.4 million
Headline earnings per share up 81.1% to 261.18 cents
Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents for the year up 28.9% to R374.8 million
Net gearing - Nil


The group achieved a strong trading performance with franchised restaurant sales increasing by 23.0%
over the prior financial year.

In the first half of the 2023 financial year, franchised restaurant sales grew by 31.5% over the
comparable period of the prior financial year. Although economic conditions remain challenging in
the face of higher inflation and severe pressure on consumer disposable income, the group’s business
model continues to demonstrate its resilience. In the second half of the financial year, restaurant sales
increased by 15.1% over the comparable period of the prior financial year. Customer loyalty
programmes have gained significant traction as consumers seek added value.

In South Africa, volume growth was mainly driven by the Spur brand, which increased restaurant sales
by 24.9%. The Spur brand has been well positioned to meet customers’ needs during load shedding
hours, with the grills remaining on, offering a safe place for kids to eat and play, and for parents when
they are unable to feed their families at home. The brand has delivered a high level of marketing
activity this year, including driving value-added campaigns, engaging the Springbok rugby sponsorship
and creating strong outdoor advertising exposure.

International franchised restaurant sales increased by 27.6% following improved trading conditions in
the rest of Africa. Africa (excluding Mauritius) represents 71% of the international portfolio with solid
performances in Zambia, Namibia, Kenya and Nigeria. Mauritius represents 21% of international
franchised restaurant sales. The Spur brand represents 42% of the group’s international restaurant
sales, followed by Panarottis at 33% and RocoMamas at 23%.

At year end, the group trades through 639 restaurants and in 14 countries. In South Africa, 22
restaurants were opened during the year, and 20 restaurants closed. Ten restaurants opened
internationally and four closed.


The improved trading performance led to a continued strong growth in both group revenue and profit.

Group revenue increased by 27.4% to R3.0 billion (2022: R2.4 billion).

The revenue growth was supported by higher sales in the retail company stores (+37.7%), increased
sales from the manufacturing and distribution division (+23.5%) and improved global franchised
restaurant turnovers.

Group profit before income tax increased by 51.9% to R318.4 million (2022: R209.7 million).

The prior year included a material once-off charge against earnings of R22.0 million following the
resolution of a dispute with SARS in respect of tax deductions claimed for the group’s 2004-2009 share
incentive scheme as reported on SENS on 18 October 2021. Of this charge, R14.0 million was reflected
as an income tax expense and R8.0 million as an interest expense.

Group diluted headline earnings per share is 81.0% higher at 260.01 cents (2022: 143.68 cents) with
diluted earnings per share 80.0% higher at 258.86 cents (2022: 143.80 cents).

The balance sheet remains ungeared with unrestricted cash of R374.8 million at 30 June 2023.


Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of the company has, on Monday, 21 August 2023,
resolved to declare a final gross cash dividend for the year ended 30 June 2023 of R100.1 million, which
equates to 110.0 cents per share for each of the 90 996 932 shares in issue, subject to the applicable
tax levied in terms of the Income Tax Act (Act No. 58 of 1962), as amended (dividend withholding tax).

The dividend has been declared from income reserves. The dividend withholding tax is 20% and a net
dividend of 88.0 cents per share will be paid to those shareholders who are not exempt from dividend
withholding tax.

The company’s income tax reference number is 9695015033. The company has 90 996 932 shares in
issue at the date of declaration.

In accordance with the provisions of Strate, the electronic settlement and custody system used by the
JSE Limited, the relevant dates for the dividend are as follows:
Event                                              Date

Last day to trade “cum dividend”                   Tuesday, 12 September 2023
Shares commence trading “ex dividend”              Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Record date                                        Friday, 15 September 2023
Payment date                                       Monday, 18 September 2023

Those shareholders of the company who are recorded in the company’s register as at the record date
will be entitled to the dividend.

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 13 September
2023 and Friday, 15 September 2023, both days inclusive.


Brands will continue to Lead the Experience with menu enhancement and product innovation in key
strategic categories. In addition, the group will continue to optimise the supply chain across core
categories. Technology and innovation will be employed to ensure the franchise model of the future
remains resilient and sustainable for profitable growth.

While trading conditions will remain challenging owing to pressure on consumer spending in the weak
macroeconomic climate, the group remains positive on its prospects and will continue to work closely
with stakeholders in responding to the changing environment with a re-invention ethos and growth

The group plans to open 41 new restaurants in South Africa and 12 internationally in the new financial

For and on behalf of the board

Mike Bosman                                             Val Nichas
Chairman                                                Group chief executive officer

22 August 2023

This short-form announcement is a summary of the information contained in the Summary Financial
Statements, which are available at
https://senspdf.jse.co.za/documents/2023/jse/isse/SUR/YE2023.pdf and on the company’s website

The detailed Summary Financial Statements are available for inspection, at no charge, at the
company’s registered office and at the offices of the company’s sponsor, Questco Corporate Advisory
Proprietary Limited (Ground Floor, Block C, Investment Place, 10th Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg),
and electronic copies can be requested from the company secretary at
companysecretary@spurcorp.com and from the sponsor at sponsor@questco.co.za, during business
Any investment decision in relation to the company’s shares should be based on consideration of the
detailed Summary Financial Statements. This short-form announcement is the responsibility of the
board of directors and has been prepared under the supervision of the chief financial officer, Cristina
Teixeira CA(SA).

The consolidated annual financial statements have been audited by the group’s auditors,
PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., who expressed an unmodified audit opinion thereon. This auditor’s
report, along with the consolidated annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2023, can
be downloaded from https://spurcorporation.com/investor-hub/financial-results/. The integrated
annual report and notice of annual general meeting is expected to be published on or before 31
October 2023.


Independent non-executive:
M Bosman (chair), S Zinn (lead independent), C Fernandez, J Boggenpoel, L Molebatsi, A Parker

V Nichas (CEO), C Teixeira (CFO), K Robertson (COO)

Company secretary:
D Meyer

Registered office:
14 Edison Way, Century Gate Business Park, Century City, 7441

Transfer secretaries:
Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Ltd, Rosebank Towers,
15 Biermann Avenue, Rosebank, 2196

Questco Corporate Advisory Proprietary Limited

Date: 22-08-2023 09:00:00
Produced by the JSE SENS Department. The SENS service is an information dissemination service administered by the JSE Limited ('JSE'). 
The JSE does not, whether expressly, tacitly or implicitly, represent, warrant or in any way guarantee the truth, accuracy or completeness of
 the information published on SENS. The JSE, their officers, employees and agents accept no liability for (or in respect of) any direct, 
indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage of any kind or nature, howsoever arising, from the use of SENS or the use of, or reliance on,
 information disseminated through SENS.

 Powered by ProfileData