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DCP - Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

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Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited operates a chain of pharmacy stores. The Company offers medicines, beauty care, supplements, toiletries, and other health care products. Dis-Chem Pharmacies serves dispensaries, family clinics, and self-medication centers in South Africa.

Dis-Chem is a leading retail pharmacy group in South Africa with a 'Pharmacy First' approach meaning that ALL stores have a dispensary. 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: 1) Dis-Chem, 2) Independent pharmacies and 3) TLC.

Dis-Chem has 129 stores across the country, with its predominant exposure in Gauteng, including three stores in Namibia. The group operates from three store formats: 1) Big box format, 2) Alternative format and 3) Dis-Chem The Local Choice. Dis-Chem is positioned to be a destination store, where consumers can shop a full basket of products from our dispensary, personal care and beauty, healthcare and nutrition, baby care and other categories.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Ltd is a pharmaceutical company based in South Africa. Its product portfolio includes personal care products, beauty products, healthcare and nutrition products, and dispensary and baby care products. The operating segments of the...

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 78th most valuable stock on the JSE with a market capitalization of ZAR 29.1 billion, which makes about 0.146% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange equity market.

DCP33.82 ▾ 0.19 (0.56%)
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price33.56
Day’s High Price34.27
Traded Volume264,863
Number of Deals261
Gross Turnover9M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share0.9920
Price/Earning Ratio34.09
Dividend Per Share0.40
Dividend Yield1.18%
Shares Outstanding860M
Market Capitalization29.1B
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 33.82. DCP closed its last trading day (Friday, August 12, 2022) at 33.82 ZAR per share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), recording a 0.6% drop from its previous closing price of 34.01 ZAR. Dis-Chem Pharmacies began the year with a share price of 35.42 ZAR but has since lost 4.52% off that price valuation, ranking it 216th on the JSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders’ fears may be allayed by the 8% increase of DCP share price since July 14th, which is 141st best on JSE.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies is the 96th most traded stock on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange over the past three months (May 16 - Aug 12, 2022). DCP has traded a total volume of 44 million shares—in 46,234 deals—valued at ZAR 1.47 billion over the period, with an average of 698,558 traded shares per session. A volume high of 2.76 million was achieved on May 31st, and a low of 189,751 on June 21st, 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.

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SHPShoprite Holdings Ltd145B244.91+17.3%
PIKPick n Pay Stores Ltd29.8B60.31+14.9%
BIDBID Corporation Ltd109B324.66-0.54%
CLSClicks Group Ltd73.4B301.06-4.59%
SPPThe Spar Group Ltd29.5B153.13-8.37%
CHPChoppies Enterprises Limited834M0.64-18%
AONAfrican & Overseas Enterprises N-Shares143M12.50+78.6%
RTNRex Trueform Group -N-304M14.00+12%
TFGFoschini Group Limited44.4B134.23+8.34%
AMEAfrican Media Ent Ltd297M37.80+7.85%

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