August 19, 2014 / 7:15 AM / in 3 years

BRIEF-Shoprite Holdings says FY HEPS rises 3.3 pct

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Aug 19 (Reuters) - Shoprite Holdings Ltd

* FY trading profit was up 6 pct to r5.714 billion.

* FY EBITDA increased by 8.7 pct to r7.406 billion (2013: r6.811 billion)

* Headline EPS rose 3.3 pct to 697.6 cents (2013: 675.4 cents)

* Plan to open 30 new supermarkets by june 2015

* With economic growth expected to remain below 3 pct in new financial year there is not much relief in sight for beleaguered South African consumer

* To retain present levels of profitability would require strict discipline and cost control. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bangalore)

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