Founded in 1968, the group is a leader in the healthcare market in South Africa, where Clicks is the leading health and beauty retailer and UPD is the country’s largest full-range national pharmaceutical wholesaler.
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value in 2019
Group turnover up
Health and beauty turnover up
Operating margin up 40 bps to
Cash generated by operations
Diluted HEPS up
Total dividend up
Clicks Group is a retail-led healthcare group which is listed in the Food and Drug Retailers sector on the JSE.
Founded over 51 years ago in 1968, the group has been listed on the JSE since 1996. Following changes in South African legislation in 2003 to allow corporate pharmacy ownership, the group entered the retail pharmacy market with the opening of the first Clicks pharmacy in 2004. Today the group is a leader in the healthcare market, in both retail pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaling.Read full report >>
The anchor brand, Clicks, is South Africa’s leading health and beauty retailer, offering value for money in convenient locations and appealing formats.
UPD is South Africa’s leading full-range pharmaceutical wholesaler and the only one with a national presence. UPD was acquired in 2003 to provide the distribution capability for the group’s healthcare strategy.
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Clicks Group overcame extremely challenging retail trading conditions – marked by muted economic growth, fragile consumer confidence, increasing pressure on financially stressed consumers and unemployment at decade high levels in the country – to deliver continued strong growth in shareholder value.Read full report >>
Chief Executive's Report
It is a pleasure to report to shareholders for the first time following my appointment as chief executive officer of the Clicks Group in January this year.Read full report >>
Chief Financial Officer's Report
In an environment of muted economic growth and low selling price inflation, Clicks Group delivered another year of strong growth with good margin management, tight expense control, efficient operating leverage, sound working capital management and enhanced returns to shareholders.Read full report >>