Investor relations

Discovery Group provides detailed information about financial and nonfinancial performance.

Get a comprehensive view of strategic priorities, results, how the Group performed, sustainability, and issues that are material to Discovery.

What you will find

Webcasts of Financial Results

Calendar for the year

The Discovery Limited financial year end is on 30 June.
The investor calendar shows the important dates for the year.

20 February 2018

Interim financial results presentation

4 September 2018

Annual results presentation

26 November 2018

Discovery Limited Annual General Meeting

Discovery Ltd listing information

Country: South Africa

Country code: ZA

Registration number: 1999/007789/06

ISIN: ZAE000022331

Share code: DSY

Segment: Financial services

Market: Listed on Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE)

Financial results, reports and announcements

Discovery makes a number of reports and publications
available to all stakeholders.

Read more about Discovery's performance in the interim and annual results documents.

Reports

Integrated annual report and sustainable development report

Discovery’s Integrated Annual Report covers the operations of Discovery Limited, including Discovery Health, Discovery Vitality, Discovery Life, Discovery Invest, Discovery Insure, Vitality UK, and Vitality Group.

Announcements

View all announcements for Discovery

Institution name Contact name Telephone Email
UBS Michael Christelis +27 11 322 7320 michael.christelis@ubs.com
Deutsche Bank Larissa van Deventer +27 11 775 7049 larissa.van-deventer@db.com
Avior Capital Markets Warwick Bam +27 21 440 5561 warwick@avior.co.za
JP Morgan Cazenove John Storey +27 11 507 0783 john.s.storey@jpmorgan.com
Bernstein Linda Sun-Mattison +44 207 170 5051 Linda.Sun-Mattison@bernstein.com
Renaissance Capital Francois du Toit +27 11 750 1162 FDuToit@rencap.com
On 15 August 2011, Discovery issued 8 000 000 non-cumulative, non-participating, non-convertible, voluntarily redeemable, no par value B Preference Shares at an issue price of R100 per share by way of private placement. The B preference shares were listed on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa under the abbreviated short name “DSY B PREF” with alpha code “DSBP” in the “Specialist Securities”– Preference Share sector of the market.

Salient terms of the Discovery Perpetual Preference Share issue

Salient terms of Discovery Perpetual Preference Share issue (142 kb)

Note: Investors are advised to refer to the Circular attached below for the full terms of the Perpetual Preference Shares as the above is a summary.

Circular to Discovery shareholders

Discovery Circular 2011 (142 kb)

A historical view of preference dividends per share for the year ended 30 June:

Gross cash dividend (Cents per share) 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
Preference share dividend March 529.31507 480.06849 465.0 428.49315 431.23288 289.23
Preference share dividend September 520.68493 514.24658 458.699 442.19178 421.50685 414.73973

Circular to Discovery shareholders

Note: The Circular has the full terms of the Perpetual Preference Shares.

Final dividends paid

The following final dividends were paid during the current period:

  • B preference share dividend of 520.68493 cents per share (416.54794 cents net of dividend withholding tax), paid on
    18 September 2017.
  • Ordinary share dividend of 98 cents per share (78.4 cents net of dividend withholding tax), paid on 9 October 2017.

Interim dividend declaration

B preference share cash dividend declaration:

On 15 February 2018, the directors declared an interim gross cash dividend of 518.15068 cents (414.52054 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per B preference share for period 1 July 2017 to 31 December 2017, payable from the income reserves of the Company. A dividend withholding tax of 20% will be applicable to all shareholders who are not exempt.

The issued preference share capital at the declaration date is 8 million B preference shares.

The salient dates for the dividend will be as follows:

Last day of trade to receive a dividend

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Shares commence trading "ex" dividend  

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Record date

Friday, 9 March 2018

Payment date

Monday, 12 March 2018

 

B preference share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 7 March 2018 and Friday, 9 March 2018, both days inclusive.

Ordinary share cash dividend declaration:

Notice is hereby given that the directors have declared an interim gross cash dividend of 101 cents (80.8 cents net of dividend withholding tax) per ordinary share, out of income reserves for the six-month period ended 31 December 2017. A dividend withholding tax of 20% will be applicable to all shareholders who are not exempt.

The issued ordinary share capital at the declaration date is 646 844 992 ordinary shares.

The salient dates for the dividend will be as follows:

Last day of trade to receive a dividend

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Shares commence trading "ex" dividend

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Record date

Friday, 16 March 2018

Payment date

Monday, 19 March 2018

 

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday, 14 March 2018 and Friday, 16 March 2018, both days inclusive.

Our commitment to BEE

Discovery Ltd has completed the Group’s broad-based BEE verification for 2017. The Group regards BEE targets as the minimum and ensures that transformation and sustainability remain key components of the overall business strategy. View the BEE certificate and the Annexure to the BEE certificate here.

View the 2017 BEE compliance report here

Working with regulators

Discovery complies with legislative requirements that govern our business. We share regulators' commitment to protect the interests of our stakeholders and support the vision of bringing about economic and social transformation.

Discovery is accountable to various regulatory bodies in South Africa and in other countries where we operate.

Investor questions

If you have any questions about Discovery Limited, please get in touch with us.

Secretary and registered office

Mr MJ Botha

1 Discovery Place
Sandton
2146

PO Box 786722
Sandton
2146

Telephone 011 529 2888
Fax 011 539 2958

Chief Financial Officer
email
AskTheCFO@discovery.co.za

Auditors

PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.

Statutory Actuary

A Rayner

Transfer secretaries

Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited
(Registration number 2004/003647/07)
Rosebank Towers
15 Biermann Ave
Rosebank
Johannesburg
2196

PO Box 61051
Marshalltown
2017

Sponsors

(In terms of JSE Limited Listings Requirements)
RMB Corporate Finance
1 Merchant Place
Cnr Fredman Drive and Rivonia Road
Sandton
2196

Investor and analyst meetings

Nicola Wisbey (PA to Chief Financial Officer)

Email: Nicolaw@discovery.co.za

PR enquiries

Email:  media_relations_team@discovery.co.za

Discovery Limited

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) (Registration number 1999/007789/06)
JSE share code: DSY ISIN: ZAE000022331

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