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DCP - Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

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Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited is a leading retail pharmacy group in South Africa that operates a chain of pharmacy stores with a “Pharmacy First” approach, meaning all stores have a dispensary. The company offers medicines, beauty care, supplements, toiletries, and other health care products. Dis-Chem has 129 stores across the country, with its predominant exposure in Gauteng, including three stores in Namibia. Additionally, Dis-Chem serves dispensaries, family clinics, and self-medication centers in South Africa.

Dis-Chem operates two main divisions namely Retail and Wholesale. The retail division contributes the majority share to turnover and operating profit. It consists of our store base, clinic services, the courier business known as Dis-Chem Direct, our online business and our ancillary services which include our beauty and hair salons. The wholesale division operates a fine picking wholesale business. It has three contributors to turnover, namely, Dis-Chem, Independent Pharmacies, and TLC.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Dis-Chem Pharmacies is traded on the JSE under the ticker symbol “DCP”. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of JSE:DCP is ZAE000227831. Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited is currently the 75th most valuable stock on the JSE with a market capitalization of ZAR 19.5 billion, which makes about 0.103% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange equity market.

DCP22.87 ▴ 0.17 (0.75%)
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Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price22.41
Day’s High Price22.90
Traded Volume757,661
Number of Deals774
Gross Turnover17.2M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share1.1650
Price/Earning Ratio19.48
Dividend Per Share0.47
Dividend Yield2.07%
Shares Outstanding860M
Market Capitalization19.5B
Monetary values are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) unless otherwise stated

DCP Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited (DCP) is ZAR 22.87. DCP closed its last trading day (Thursday, June 1, 2023) at 22.70 ZAR per share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), recording a 3.4% gain over its previous closing price of 21.96 ZAR. Dis-Chem Pharmacies began the year with a share price of 28.75 ZAR but has since lost 21% off that price valuation, ranking it 343rd on the JSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders’ worries are compounded by the fact that DCP has lost 13% of the stock’s value from May 4th to date.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is the 56th most traded stock on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange over the past three months (Feb 28 - Jun 1, 2023). DCP has traded a total volume of 93.2 million shares—in 46,606 deals—valued at ZAR 2.32 billion over the period, with an average of 1.48 million traded shares per session. A volume high of 9.72 million was achieved on May 10th, and a low of 192,099 on March 31st, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Dis-Chem Pharmacies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.


Profile of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited was founded on March 18, 2005 and operates in the Consumer Services sector, specifically, the Food & Drug Retailers industry. Dis-Chem Pharmacies contracts an estimated total number of 13,500 employees.

Factsheet of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Consumer Services
Food & Drug Retailers
23 Stag Road, Midrand, Gauteng, 1682, South Africa

DCP Industrial Market Competitors

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited, issuers of the DCP stock on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, have a number of market competitors who are also engaged in the Consumer Services sector and/or Food & Drug Retailers industry. The table below presents an overview of the market standing of the top 10 by year-to-date performance.

Index of African Stock Exchanges:

  1. Botswana Stock Exchange
  2. BRVM Stock Exchange
  3. Ghana Stock Exchange
  4. Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  5. Lusaka Securities Exchange
  6. Malawi Stock Exchange
  7. Nairobi Securities Exchange
  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
  9. Uganda Securities Exchange
  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

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