Trading statement for the 52 weeks ending 27 June 2021
Woolworths Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number 1929/001986/06
Share code: WHL
Share ISIN: ZAE000063863
Bond code: WHLI
('WHL' or 'the Group')
TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE 52 WEEKS ENDING 27 JUNE 2021
In accordance with the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, shareholders and noteholders are advised
that the earnings per share ('EPS') and headline earnings per share ('HEPS') for the 52-week period
ending 27 June 2021 ('current period') are expected to be more than 20% (more than 11.64 cents and
more than 23.96 cents respectively) higher than the reported EPS and HEPS for the prior year of 58.2
cents and 119.8 cents respectively.
This is as a result of the sale of the Elizabeth Street and Bourke Street Mens properties in Australia,
which were previously announced on the Stock Exchange News Service ('SENS'), an improved trading
performance compared to the 52-week period ended 28 June 2020 ('prior year'), as well the lease exit
and modifications gains reported for the 26 weeks ended 27 December 2020.
A further trading statement will be issued in July 2021 providing specific guidance.
WHL's results for the current period are scheduled to be announced on SENS on or about
26 August 2021.
The forecast financial information on which this trading statement is based has not been audited,
reviewed or reported on by WHL's external auditors.
ReezaIsaacs@woolworths.co.za (Group Finance Director)
JeanineWomersley@woolworths.co.za (Investor Relations)
20 May 2021
Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
Date: 20-05-2021 07:05:00
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