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WHS - The Warehouse Group Limited

The Warehouse Group brand

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The Warehouse Group Limited


NZX code: WHS
Short name: The Warehouse
Legal name: The Warehouse Group Limited
Industry sector: Retail
NZX50 rank: 49 of 50
Head office address: BDO Auckland, Level 4, 4 Graham Street, Auckland
Chairman: Joan Withers
Chief executive: Nick Grayston
Financial year ended: August
Locations: New Zealand, China, India
Auditor: PWC
Bankers: [not disclosed]

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The Warehouse Group

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Financial statement history

A. Recent trading and performance summary:

NPAT Earnings
per share
fye July bln mln cents
2018 $2.995 $23.1 6.6
2019 $3.071 $65.5 18.9
2020 $3.173 $43.7 12.9
2021 $3.415 $107.9 31.7
2022 $3.294 $87.1 25.9
2023 $3.400 $37.5 8.6

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B. Recent financial position summary:

fye July bln mln %
2018 $1.050 $0.569 45.8
2019 $1.051 $0.569 45.9
2020 $1.855 $1.479 20.3
2021 $1.866 $1.442 23.7
2022 $1.860 $1.439 22.6
2023 $1.770 $1.370 22.7

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C. Recent cash flows and positions:

Cash and equiv. 
at year end
fye July mln mln mln
2018 $107.9 $129.0 $26.5
2019 $198.0 $175.2 $49.3
2020 $408.0 $289.2 $168.1
2021 $226.0 $223.5 $160.5
2022 $105.4 $241.0 $25.0
2023 $214.19 $210.9 $28.3

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D. Recent key ratio analysis:

per share
NTA/share Dividend
fye July cents annual avg dollars annual avg %
2018 6.6 30.8 1.06 5.39
2019 18.9 12.1 1.03 7.42
2020 12.9 16.0 (1.54) N/A
2021 31.7 10.9 (1.27) 10.32
2022 25.9 12.5 (1.17) 6.15
2023 .086 21.18 0.68 6.1

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Description of trading activities 

The Warehouse Group (TWG) consists of six core brands: The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming, Torpedo7, 1-Day, and TheMarket. Overall, TWG has 260+ stores around Āotearoa, New Zealand. TWG has a commitment to create ‘better-living’ for Kiwi’s whilst wanting to have the reputation of being a sustainable retail store. 

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CEO profile

Nick Grayston was appointed CEO of The Warehouse Group (TWG) in January, 2016. Moving to New Zealand from Chicago (United States of America) he brings experience in the retail industry having been a leader for Sears Holdings where he was a President of footwear, home, fine jewellery, and apparel. Grayston also previously held a role as a senior executive in the well known retailer ‘Foot Locker Inc’. 

“For us, retailing is all about people. Our Team Members know that working for The Warehouse Group means putting our customers at the heart of all that we do, and making a positive difference within our local communities.” Nick Grayston

Chairman profile

Joan Withers has been the Chair of The Warehouse Group since the 23rd of September, 2016. Wither was appointed with a plethora of experience in similar roles. Withers, has been a professional director for over 20 years, having worked in the media sector where she previously was the CEO for The Radio Network, and Fairfax media. Withers is also a director of ANZ Bank NZ Limited, Sky Network television, previously Television New Zealand Limited and Auckland International Airport.


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