JOHANNESBURG - Steinhoff shares fell by 8-percent after the retailer announced a loss of nearly R20-billion.
This down from R65-billion, the previous year.
The company published its delayed 2018 audited earnings report late on Tuesday, after the close of the South African markets.
The group had delayed publishing its 2017 and 2018 earnings reports to give auditors PwC time to complete a 15-month forensic probe into its books.
The Stellenbosch-based retailer instituted the investigation after its CEO Markus Jooste resigned in December 2017, amid an accounting scandal.
The group's shares have fallen by over 90-percent since Jooste stepped down.