May 4, 2018 / 5:09 AM / 22 days ago

BRIEF-Dis-Chem Pharmacies Says FY Adjusted Headline Earnings Up 19.7 Pct

May 4 (Reuters) - Dis-Chem Pharmacies Ltd:

* FY TURNOVER UP 13.3%, FY ADJUSTED HEADLINE EARNINGS UP 19.7%

* FY RETURN ON EQUITY 50%, FY DIVIDENDS 31.5 CPS

* FY GROUP TURNOVER INCREASED BY 13.3% TO R19.6 BILLION FROM PRIOR YEAR

* GROUP IS EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN OVERALL WORKING CAPITAL POSITION BETWEEN 35 AND 40 DAYS GOING FORWARD

* EXPECTS CONSUMER WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN CONSTRAINED DESPITE IMPROVING SENTIMENT

* FY HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE 79.6 CENTS PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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