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Famous Brands Says Difficult Trading Conditions Persisted In South Africa And UK
Famous Brands Ltd's FY Revenue Rose By 2%
Famous Brands Says FY HEPS Seen Between 265 Cents To 329 Cents
Famous Brands Limited is a holding company. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in branded food services franchisor business. The Company's segments include Franchising and Development, Manufacturing and Logistics. The Manufacturing and Logistics segments are grouped together within a total Supply Chain business. The global operations of the Company are divided into two geographical areas, which include South Africa and International. The South African segment includes the South African operations of the Company and the International segment includes the operations in the United Kingdom and the Rest of Africa. The International segment represents franchising operations. Its portfolio consists of over 30 brands represented by a franchise network of approximately 2,620 restaurants. Its brands include Wimpy, Mugg & Bean, Europa, Fego Caffe, tashas, Vovo Telo, KEG, Turn 'n Tender, Steers, Debonairs Pizza, Fishaways and Mr Bigg's, among others.
478 James Crescent
Halfway House Midrand
Santie Louise Botha
Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board
Darren Paul Hele
Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Celeste D. Appollis
Norman J. Adami
Independent Non-Executive Director
Christopher Hardy Boulle
Independent Non-Executive Director
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South Africa's Famous Brands <FBRJ.J> said on Tuesday its UK-based unit Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has closed 14 out of 17 under-performing stores following the approval of a restructuring plan by creditors.
UK Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), owned by South African fast-food chain owner Famous Brands, has decided to initiate a company voluntary arrangement (CVA), Famous Brands said on Wednesday.
South African fast-food chain owner Famous Brands <FBRJ.J>, which owns Wimpy, Steers and Debonairs pizza said on Monday it will take a pre-tax impairment charge of 874 million rand ($60 million), sending its shares down 7 percent.
South African fast-food chain owner Famous Brands said on Thursday that annual earnings would be hit by impairment charges amounting up to 400 million rand ($33.7 million) on its Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) business.
* IN RELATION TO INVESTMENT IN GBK RESTAURANTS RECORDS IMPAIRMENT OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS AT GROUP, ESTIMATED TO BE ZAR241 MILLION - ZAR322 MILLION
South African fast food chain owner Famous Brands said on Monday it was recalling ready-to-eat meat products from menus across its outlets following the listeria scare.
South African fast food chain owner Famous Brands reported a 59 percent drop in half-year earnings on Monday after its British business weighed on profits in the wake of the United Kingdom's decision to exit the European Union.
* FOR SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 AUGUST 2017, HEPS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE TO WITHIN RANGE OF 153 CENTS PER SHARE TO 187 CENTS PER SHARE
Famous Brands, South Africa's biggest fast-food restaurant chain, on Wednesday warned of lower half-year results and cut its margin forecast, sending its shares down more than 8 percent.
* AS AT JULY 31, 2017, GROUP'S ENTIRE NETWORK COMPRISED 2,801 RESTAURANTS
* Shares fall more than 3 pct (Adds CEO comment, results details)
South African fast food group Famous Brands scrapped its dividend on Monday for the first time in 13 years, seeking to conserve capital after debt levels rose following seven acquisitions, which include Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
* Sees FY HEPS between 15 pct and 25 pct lower than year ago, at between 460 cents per share and 408 cents per share
* Six-Month revenue up 23 pct to r2.45 billion 2015: r1.9 billion
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