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Pepkor Holdings Limited (JSE: PPH)

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 24 May 2024

What is Pepkor Holdings Limited

Pepkor Holdings Limited is a retail company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) that has the largest retail store footprint in southern Africa.

Pepkor Holdings Limited was previously known as Steinhoff Africa Retail Limited (STAR) and operated in sub-Saharan Africa.  Some of STAR’s well-known brands include Pep and Pep Africa, Ackermans, Bradlows and Incredible Connection.

Pepkor Holdings Limited offers value-for-money products and services at the lowest prices, and at customers’ convenience through 4 retail segments: Clothing and General Merchandise, Furniture, Appliances and Electronics, Building Materials and FinTech.

All the retail brands within the segments focus on discount, value and specialised goods.

Pepkor Holdings Limited

The history of Pepkor Holdings Limited can be traced back to 1965 when it was founded. Today, Pepkor Holdings Limited has a diversified portfolio of products and services in more sectors of the Consumer Services value chain across sectors including apparel, footwear, household goods, furniture, appliances, consumer electronics and building materials, as well as providing financial and mobile services.

Pepkor Holdings Limited's equity stocks are for sale online on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the stock symbol PPH.

Pepkor Holdings

Pepkor Holdings Limited has its headquarters at 36 Stellenberg Road, Parow Industria, 7493.

The company currently serves clients from more than 5 400 stores operating across 11 African countries including Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Pepkor Holdings Limited also has business interests in Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and New Zealand.

The current CEO of Pepkor Holdings Limited is Leon Lourens.

Pepkor Holdings Limited forms part of the General Retailers Industry and the Consumer Services Sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Pepkor Holdings Limited Stock Performance

The most recent or current price for Pepkor Holdings Limited stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was 22.59 ZAR at the time of writing.

An analysis of financial data of Pepkor Holdings Limited showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 83.5 Billion ZAR, with a Price/Earning ratio of 16.68 and earnings per share of 1.3540 ZAR.

The dividend per share of PPH was 0.44 ZAR and its dividend yield was 1.95 %. A total of 3.7 Billion shares were outstanding.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell Pepkor Holdings Limited stocks can be hopeful for lucrative dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of Pepkor Holdings Limited, analysts forecast a possible further improved performance for the Consumer Services sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

Highlights of Pepkor Holdings Limited in 2021

Pepkor Holdings Limited started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 13.63 ZAR on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and it has gained 65.7 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 70th on the JSE with its year-to-date performance.

Pepkor Holdings Limited is currently the second most-traded stock on the JSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 1.37 billion shares, which were finalised in 221,263 deals and were valued at a total of 29.3 billion ZAR over a recent three month period from September to December 2021, with an average of 21.7 million shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 549 million was achieved on September 14 and a low of .26 million on September 9.

Pepkor Holdings - How To Trade

How to buy Pepkor Holdings Limited stocks – Step by Step

The stock market is one of the most attractive financial markets that sees millions of retail investors and traders' participating daily. To buy, sell or trade Pepkor Holdings Limited stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), traders and investors can follow a few simple steps:

  1. Find the share that you want to buy, in this case, “PPH”.
  2. Select a forex broker that offers access to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
  3. Review the broker's trading conditions, fees, deposit and withdrawal methods, trading platform, customer support, regulation, and other components to ensure that they are aligned with your trading plan.
  4. Open a live trading account with the broker by completing the online application form and providing the necessary documentation to verify the trading account.
  5. You are now ready to make your first share purchase through the broker.
  6. You can further start to build and diversify your portfolio by buying more shares.


The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was founded in 1887 during the first South African gold rush. Today it is the principal stock exchange of South Africa and the largest exchange on the continent.

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is located in Sandton, Johannesburg and is described as the engine room of the South African economy, with the main purpose of facilitating the raising of primary capital for listed companies while improving job opportunities and wealth creation by providing an orderly market for dealing in securities for investors.

The JSE upgraded to electronic trading in 1996, and in 2005, demutualized and listed on its own exchange.

Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.