• Centum Investment Company Ltd
  • XUGA:CENT KAMPALA/Uganda
  • 1388.00 UGX
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  • As of 2017/05/26
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  • About the Company
  • Centum Investment is a leading Pan-African investment company established in 1967, and cross-listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Involved in private equity, real estate, listed equity investments across sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Centum Investment Company Plc, formerly Centum Investment Company Limited, is a Kenya-based investment holding company.

    The Company is engaged in investment activities. The Company’s segments include Real Estate, Energy, Financial Services, Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and Marketable Securities. It operates in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

    The Company invests in a range of sectors, including real estate, fast moving consumer goods, financial services, power, education, agribusiness, healthcare, and information and communication technology. Its real estate portfolio includes Two Rivers development, which includes a mall, office blocks, hotel, apartments, trunk infrastructure and waterfront. Its interest in the financial services sector ranges from asset management to banking and microfinance.

    Its activity in the FMCG sector is in the beverages segment. It has investments in the development of projects, including Amu Power and Akiira One Geothermal.

    Website

    Address
    International House
    Mama Ngina Street,
    P.O. Box 10518
    Nairobi, 00100
    Kenya
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After a low of $149m in net revenues in 2013, net revenues have grown 7.7% this year slower than last year when they grew at 10%. With this growth they have not recovered to their 5-year peak of £170m
Revenue per year in US $ The higher, the better.
Profits have increased for the last 3 years $47.3m but have not recovered to peak of $51.8m in 2012
Profits per year in US $ The higher, the better.
Profit margins have remained below 30% despite increase in profits indicating a struggle to keep control of costs.
Profit Margin compared to competitors The higher, the better.
Stanbic has maintained return on assets above 3% which is double the global average but is still below the local average.
Management of Assets compared to competitors The higher, the better.
Costs as a percentage of revenue is at 62.82% significantly lower than its peak of 69.85% in 2013. This cost percentage is a lot better than the local average but worse than African average.
Management of Costs compared to competitors The lower, the better.
Cash generation by Stanbic has halved since 2012 but better than 2013 when cash generation was negative due to increased losses in government securities.
Cash Generation compared to competitors The higher, the better.
Assets are currently 90% financed by banks, this may seem high but is similar for both local and African banks. This dependence on debt has reduced slightly over the last few years
Level of Debt compared to competitors The lower, the better.
Stanbic Bank can comfortably cover its immediate debts similar to all local banks. The margin between the liquid assets and current liabilities for Stanbic is lower than other local banks but this has been driven by a drastic increase in customer deposits.
Ability to pay debt compared to competitors The higher, the better.
The available cash (working capital) has increased by 70% over the last 5 years from $112m to $191m. This shows that Stanbic has become more efficient and healthier. This enables that Stanbic to invest more money within the business.
Liquidity/Cash Availability compared to competitors The higher, the better.
Revenues have grown slower than other local banks but the growth in profits has been faster than its local peers. In 2013, Stanbic experienced a 12% drop in profits and 33% drop in revenues, similar to other local banks - this drop in earnings was due to slowdown following the 2011 Ugandan election.
Revenue Growth compared to competitors The higher, the better.
Profit Growth compared to competitors The higher, the better.
Stanbic continues to have pay out the highest level of dividends in Uganda and Africa. Currently Stanbic pays out 3% of its share price but this is half of what it paid out the previous year. This is different from other local banks where dividends have gone back.
Despite Stanbic having high levels of dividend, this drop in dividend yield raises concern about how long this will be sustained.
Return on Equity compared to competitors The higher, the better.
Dividend Yield compared to competitors The higher, the better.
Stanbic Uganda has increased the investment in the business since 2011, and is doing it at the highsest levels both locally and in Africa.
Level of Investment per year in US $ The higher, the better.
Investment Ratio compared to competitors The higher, the better.

Equity turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) rose to 13 million U.S. dollars on a volume of 73 million shares from the previous session’s 7.9 million worth 1.4 million dollars, boosted by foreign investors trading of Safaricom.

The leading telecom moved a record 42 million shares at an unchanged price of 0.20 dollars. Monday, Safaricom traded 2.1 million shares as foreign investors kept off trading.

Electricity generator KenGen was the second best traded stock after moving 10 million shares at a high of 0.06 dollars.

Kenya Commercial Bank came third with 7.7 million shares that traded at 0.36 dollars, an increase of 3 percent.

At number four was Kenya Power with 4.4 million shares while Mumias Sugar closed the list of the top traded stocks with 3.3 million shares.

Most of the large stocks, however, went down or remained flat therefore pulling down the NSE 20 Share Index. Standard Chartered Bank, Centum Investment and East African Breweries are some of the top 20 stocks that declined.The index declined 8.11 points Tuesday to end the day at 3,221.19 down from 3,229.30 in the previous session. Monday, the index dropped 15 points from a high of 3,244.72. 

Centum Investment Company Plc, formerly Centum Investment Company Limited, is a Kenya-based investment holding company.

The Company is engaged in investment activities. The Company’s segments include Real Estate, Energy, Financial Services, Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and Marketable Securities. It operates in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The Company invests in a range of sectors, including real estate, fast moving consumer goods, financial services, power, education, agribusiness, healthcare, and information and communication technology. Its real estate portfolio includes Two Rivers development, which includes a mall, office blocks, hotel, apartments, trunk infrastructure and waterfront. Its interest in the financial services sector ranges from asset management to banking and microfinance.

Its activity in the FMCG sector is in the beverages segment. It has investments in the development of projects, including Amu Power and Akiira One Geothermal.

Website

Address
International House
Mama Ngina Street,
P.O. Box 10518
Nairobi, 00100
Kenya

Kampala — The interconnectedness of the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) to the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has a lot to do with the dismal market performance in 2016.

The market had started the year with a capitalisation of Shs24.5 trillion but by Wednesday December 28, with only two days left to trading, it had fallen to Shs20.3 trillion.

The USE has eight cross-listed firms from the NSE, especially on account of commercial banks in Kenya losing value in their shareholding. Kenya Airways, Jubilee Holdings, Centum Investments, KCB Group, Equity Group, UCHUMI, Nation Media Group and East African Breweries are the eight cross-listed companies.

Cross-listing refers to where company shares are floated on a different stock exchange – in this case, a foreign country – after being listed on the primary stock exchange. In this case, the eight Kenyan companies are listed on the primary market (NSE) but cross-listed on the secondary market (USE).

These companies do have subsidiaries that do business in Uganda.

Capping interest rates On August 24, 2016 president Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a law that allows Kenya to cap interest rates.The following day, listed Kenyan banks saw the value of their shares tumbled sending the stock markets in Kenya […]

Construction of the 520km overhead electricity transmission line from Lamu on Kenya’s Coast to Nairobi is expected to cost about $3.5 million.

Building of the Lamu-Nairobi East transmission line is expected to start this year subject to the National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) granting approval and the African Development Bank (AfDB) finalising the funds deal.

The 400 kilovolt (kV) facility of the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company will transfer 1,000MW to Nairobi from the Lamu coal power plant, to be built by a consortium of firms.

The consortium, led by Kenya’s Centum Investment and Gulf Energy, was awarded the contract to build the Lamu power plant, which will initially use coal imported from South Africa. China’s Sichuan Electric Power Design and Consulting Company Ltd, Sichuan Power Construction Company and China Huadian Corporation Power Operation Company are also part of the consortium.

Reliable power

The Draft Energy Policy of 2014 recognises coal as a source of reliable and competitively priced electricity. The policy sets out to exploit coal to provide 1,900MW of electricity by 2016 and 4,500MW by 2030.“The procurement of various goods and services and contracting of the […]