Woolworths (WOW)

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Woolworths Limited (WOW) is an Australian-based retail group specialising in the general merchandise, food and specialty retailing through its operations in different chain stores. This company has a widespread operation in Australia and New Zealand managing around 3,000 stores located in the two countries. Included in these 3,000 stores are the 965 supermarkets solely operated and managed by the Woolworths and Safeway brands in Australia. Stores under the brands Foodtown, Woolworths and Countdown in New Zealand are also under the activities and operations of Woolworths Limited.

Woolworths $1.15b Profit up 19.4% 1H2013 #WOW

Grocery retailing company, Woolworths (ASX:WOW) have announced its half year financial results for 2013 to its shareholders and investors on the Australian stockmarket.

  • Woolworths have reported a Net Profit of $1.15 billion, up 19.4 percent on the prior corresponding period.
  • WOW revenue from ordinary activities up 3.2 percent, year-on-year, to $30.8753 billion.
  • Woolworths sales from continuing operations up 4.8 percent to $30 billion.

Woolworths 1H Sales $30.7bn up 3.2%

Australian grocery retailer, Woolworths (ASX:WOW), have reported their first half results for 2012-2013.

  • Woolworths reported $30.7 billion in sales for the first half, up 3.2 percent on the previous corresponding period. (27 weeks to December 30)
  • "This solid first-half result is a reflection of the sharpened focus on our core businesses and better meeting our customers needs," said Woolworths Chief executive Grant O'Brien.

Australian Supermarket Update 2013

Here is an update on the Australian supermarket retail landscape for 2013. Including: Woolworths, Wesfarmers (Coles), Metcash (IGA), Costco and Aldi.


  • Costco is an American big-box retail store with a club membership business model.
  • Costco is listed on the Nasdaq: COST
  • Costco has three warehouse stores in Australia: Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. With Melbourne’s Docklands store first opening in 2009.
  • Australian Costco revenue for 2012 is at $609.5 million

Woolworths Sells Dick Smith Electronics

Australian retail giant, Woolworths (ASX:WOW) has sold Dick Smith Electronic to Anchorage Capital Partners for $20 million.

  • In the ASX stockmarket announcement, Woolworths said that it had signed a share sale agreement for 100 percent of the Dick Smith Electronics subsidiary to Sydney based Anchorage Capital Partners.
  • Dick Smith electronics has 325 stores with 4,500 employees.

Woolworths Full Year Financial Report 2012

Australian retailer, Woolworths (ASX:WOW) have released their full year financial results for FY 2012 to the ASX stockmarket.

  • Woolworths net profit was $1.8 billion, down 14.5 percent from $2.14 billion the previous year.
  • Dick Smith value was written down to only $20 million. The company's downsizing cost Woolworths $366 million in losses.
  • Sales revenue increased to $55.1 billion, up 4.8 percent.

Best and Worst Traded Stocks for Dec. 5-9

The list below is a record of the top ten best and worst traded stocks in the ASX100, ASX200, and All Ordinaries of the Australian Stock Exchange in the 49th week of 2011, from December 5 to 9, 2011.

Best Performing Trade Stocks ASX100 (XTO)


  1. BlueScope Steel (BSL) closed its price at 43 cents adding $0.05 or 13.16%

Woolies Chief Warns for a Downbeat Christmas

Christmas wouldn't be so merry after all for retailers, according to Woolworths (WOW) yesterday during their annual general meeting as Woolies Chief Grant O'Brien describes the condition of the industry as the worst he has ever seen.

Sharemarket Dividends, EGMs and AGMs

No floats are scheduled tomorrow Thursday, November 24, 2011. Meanwhile, an ex-dividend, two Extraordinary General Meeting and a lot of Annual General Meetings are scheduled in the sharemarket world.


The Stock Market Events for Next Monday

For September 12, 2011, there is only company scheduled to float and another one to hold their extraordinary general meeting, but traders have a lot to look forward to. There are 30 stocks that are scheduled to go on ex-dividend.


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