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Lewis Group Limited is a credit retailer selling household furniture and electrical appliances. The Company's segments include Lewis, Best Home and Electric, and Beares. The Company's Lewis brand has approximately 530 stores, including over 70 stores in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland; Best Home and Electric brand has over 130 stores, and Beares brand has over 110 stores. Best Home and Electric is a retailer of electrical appliances, sound and vision equipment and selected furniture lines. Beares is focused on offering a range of aspirational furniture. The Company's products are sourced from a range of local and international suppliers. The Company's retail chains are supported by Monarch Insurance Company Limited, the Company's short-term insurer that offers a range of optional short-term insurance products to customers purchasing merchandise on credit. The Company's other subsidiary is Lewis Stores Proprietary Limited, which offers a range of furniture and appliances.

Sales Analysis. Lewis Group Ltd reported sales of 5.79 billion South African Rands (US$460.31 million) for the fiscal year ending March of 2016. This represents a very small increase of 1.4% versus 2015, when the company's sales were 5.70 billion South African Rands. Sales at Lewis Group Ltd have increased during each of the previous five years (and since 2011, sales have increased a total of 26%). Sales of My Home saw an increase that was more than double the company's growth rate: sales were up 100.3% in 2016, from 213.20 million South African Rands to 427.00 million South African Rands. Not all segments of Lewis Group Ltd experienced an increase in sales in 2016: sales of Lewis fell 2.6% to 4.56 billion South African Rands. Lewis Group Ltd also experienced decreases in sales in Best Home and Electric (down 1.0% to 793.30 million South African Rands) .
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Lewis Group Ltd
  Stock Performance Chart for Lewis Group Ltd
  Stock Data: Recent Stock Performance:
  Current Price (3/24/2017): 43.70
(Figures in South African Rands)
1 Week -2.8%   13 Weeks 4.0%  
4 Weeks 6.2%   52 Weeks -8.4%  
Lewis Group Ltd Key Data:
  Ticker: LEW Country: South Africa
  Exchanges: JNB Major Industry: Consumer Durables & Apparel
    Sub Industry: Furniture
  2016 Sales 5,785,000,000
(Year Ending Jan 2017).
Employees: 8,409
  Currency: South African Rands Market Cap: 3,880,123,000
  Fiscal Yr Ends: March Shares Outstanding: 88,790,000
  Share Type: Ordinary Closely Held Shares: 817,184
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