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ContentsAbout....................................................................................................................................................2Impact of COVID-19..............................................................................................................................2Latest company dividends for Wesfarmers Limited (WES)...................................................................3Evaluation of WES Dividend pay-out policy..........................................................................................4From a dividend perspective, should investors buy or avoid Wesfarmers?.........................................5Historic Trend of WES Capital structure................................................................................................7WES Capital Structure...........................................................................................................................7Outlook for Wesfarmers.....................................................................................................................10
AboutWesfarmers limited is associate Australian conglomerate headquartered in Perth, WesternAustralia. he's primarily inquisitive about Australia and New Zealand and works within the retail,chemical, fertilizer, industrial and security industries. With revenues of A$40.8 billion in financial2020, the corporate is one in all the biggest in Australia by revenue. Wesfarmers is additionallyone of Australia' largest non-public employers with just about 109,000 employees. Wesfarmerswas supported in 1915 as a cooperative providing services and product to farmers in WesternAustralia. it absolutely was listed on the Australian exchange in 1985 and has mature into aserious retail conglomerate.Impact of COVID-19Throughout the year, COVID-19 continued to impact the group' operational and money results.The cluster maintained many of the necessary measures it took within the previous year to guardthe health and safety of its customers, team members, and suppliers and continued to supportefforts to contain the unfold of COVID-19. several changes created to make sure safe operationsand answer ever-changing searching habits are progressively being incorporated into commonbusiness practices.The team continued to supply paid epidemic leave to its team members, and obtained all regularand lots of temporary team members throughout extended quarantine periods, even thoughnothing important happened. additionally to supporting the immunisation efforts of teammembers conjointly the} community, the cluster is committed to providing paid immunizationleave to any or all permanent team members.Wesfarmers failed to receive any support from the Australian Government Job Keeper program.Customers who pay longer at work, school, and at home, partly because of travel restrictions,continued to keep up robust demand sure enough product categories. Government incentives,together with measures to support house and business incomes, in conjunction with measures tostimulate housing construction, also had a positive impact on the group' retail sales throughoutthe year. Burnings, Officeworks, and Catch began to cyclically management the bulls since mid-March last year, and sales growth slowed. The erratic flow of shoppers to stores involvinggovernment restrictions and physical removal needs conjointly contributed to sales growth.The group' investment in digital capabilities has oxyacetylene online penetration for shops inrecent years. However, online sales growth slowed within the half as customers came to stores,and also the company began to vary sporadically during the net securities industry in theprevious year. demand. Interruptions in world offer chains and capability shortages have resulted

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