SPUR CORPORATION LIMITED - Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Group Interim Results for the Six Month Ended 31 December 2023 and Cash Dividend
29 February 2024 9:00
Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Group Interim Results for the Six Month Ended 31 December 2023 and Cash Dividend

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

("Spur Corporation", "the company" or "the group")




Franchised restaurant turnovers up 10.4% to R5.386 billion (up 9.0% excluding Doppio Collection)

Earnings per share up 16.3% to 159.53 cents

Diluted headline earnings per share up 14.8% to 156.85 cents

Revenue up 15.2% to R1.766 billion (up 13.5% excluding Doppio Collection)

Diluted earnings per share up 14.7% to 156.79 cents

Interim dividend per share 95 cents (2023: 82 cents)

Profit before income tax up 13.9% to R191.8 million (up 12.1% excluding Doppio Collection)

Headline earnings per share up 16.4% to 159.59 cents

Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents at 31 December 2023 is R288.0 million (31 December 2022:
R293.5 million)

Net gearing - Nil


Trading conditions remained challenging, owing to pressure on consumer spending in the weak
macroeconomic climate. Lower- and middle-income consumers are diverting a greater share of their
wallets to fund the increasing cost of food, housing, energy and transport.

Despite the mounting pressure on disposable income, the group continued to attract customers into
restaurants with its distinct and differentiated value proposition. The group enjoys the support of its
loyal customers, evident in the Spur Family Club loyalty voucher redemption rate of 76%.
The first quarter of the reporting period delivered a strong performance off a high base which
translated to increased customer foot traffic. While the second quarter was marked by slower trading
patterns, restaurant turnovers were boosted by strong trading in December 2023.

High tourism numbers in the Western Cape enabled the group to deliver double-digit growth for the
festive season trading period. The group's brands also performed well in KwaZulu-Natal in December

The group traded through 687 restaurants in 14 countries at the end of December 2023 (June 2023:
639). In South Africa, 14 new restaurants were opened during the period and four closed. Two new
restaurants opened internationally and one closed. 37 restaurants were added to the group's
restaurant profile with the acquisition of a majority share in the Doppio Collection, as previously
reported, effective from 1 December 2023.


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

The revenue growth was supported by higher sales in the retail company stores (+47.4%) (excluding
Doppio Collection, +0.3%), increased sales from the manufacturing and distribution division (+12.4%)
(excluding Doppio Collection, +12.2%) and improved franchised restaurant turnovers.

Group profit before income tax increased by 13.9% to R191.8 million (H1 2023: R168.4 million).

Group headline earnings increased by 15.4% to R129.5 million (H1 2023: R112.2 million), with diluted
headline earnings per share 14.8% higher at 156.85 cents (H1 2023: 136.65 cents).

The balance sheet remains ungeared. The allocation of the group's capital remains a key focus area of
the directors.


Shareholders are advised that the board of directors of the company has, on 27 February 2024,
resolved to declare an interim gross cash dividend for the six months ended 31 December 2023 of
R86.447 million, which equates to 95.0 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 76.0 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"                                      Monday, 18 March 2024
Shares commence trading "ex dividend"                                 Tuesday, 19 March 2024
Record date                                                             Friday, 22 March 2024
Payment date                                                          Monday, 25 March 2024

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 Tuesday, 19 March 2024
and Friday, 22 March 2024, both days inclusive.


While South Africa's GDP growth is forecast by some to double in the year ahead, this is unlikely to
translate into improved trading conditions.

Supported by a portfolio of ten distinctive restaurant brands, Spur Corporation is well positioned to
gain market share in various categories, regions and countries.

The group plans to open 41 new restaurants in South Africa and 12 internationally by the end of
financial year.

For and on behalf of the board

Mike Bosman                                             Val Nichas
Independent non-executive chairman                      Group chief executive officer

29 February 2024

Independent non-executive:
M Bosman (chairman), Dr 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

This short-form announcement is a summary of the information contained in the detailed interim results
announcement which is available at https://senspdf.jse.co.za/documents/2024/jse/isse/SUR/H12024.pdf and
on the company's website at https://spurcorporation.com/investor-hub/financial-results/. The full
announcement is available for inspection, at no charge, at the company's registered office and at the offices of
Questco Corporate Advisory (and copies may be requested from the company's registered office during
business hours at companysecretary@spur.co.za). Any investment decision in relation to the company's shares
should be based on consideration of the full announcement. This short-form announcement is the
responsibility of the board of directors and has been prepared under the supervision of the group chief
financial officer, Cristina Teixeira CA (SA).


The interim results presentation webcast will be broadcast live at 11:00 today via a live video feed at
the following link: https://www.corpcam.com/SPUR29022024

A recording of the webcast will be available shortly afterwards on the company's website:

The interim results investor presentation slide deck will be available from 11:00 today at the following
link: https://spurcorporation.com/investor-hub/presentations/

Date: 29-02-2024 09:00:00
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