8 MAY 2013
INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT
For the 13 weeks to 28 April 2013, like-for-like sales increased by 6.3% and total sales increased by 9.3%. In the year to date (39 weeks to 28 April 2013), like-for-like sales increased by 6.7%, and total sales increased by 10.1%. We expect lower like-for-like sales in the final quarter of this financial year than for the year so far, given last year’s final quarter like-for-like sales of 6.1%.
The operating margin, in the 13 weeks to 28 April 2013, was 8.5%, compared with 8.3% in the first half of the current financial year. In the year-to-date (39 weeks to 28 April 2013) the operating margin was 8.4%.
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