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H1 2018 Results: Lafarge Africa Plc records N3.9 billion loss after tax

Lafarge Africa Plc has released its H1 2018 financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2018.

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Lafarge Africa Plc, today, released its H1 2018 financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2018.

Here are the key highlights of the reports:

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Revenue

The company reported revenue of ₦162.29 billion for the period ended June 2018 compared to ₦154.84 billion reported for the period ended June 2017. This represents a 5% increase for the comparative period in 2017.

Profit/Loss Before Tax

Loss before tax was ₦6.35 billion for the period ended June 2018 as against profit before tax of ₦18.16 billion reported for the period ended June 2017.

Profit/Loss After Tax

The company’s loss after tax for the half year ended 30th June 2018 was ₦3.9 billion as against profit after tax of ₦19.7 billion recorded in H1 2017.

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Earnings/Loss Per Share

Lafarge also reported loss per share of 45 kobo for the period ended June 2018 as against earnings per share of 368 kobo reported for the comparative period in 2017.

Current Share Price

Lafarge Plc is currently trading at 29.30, down 9.85%

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Mudeerat Olawunmi is a graduate of Business Administration with over 5 years experience in online data gathering and analysis. Wunmi is a data analysts at Nairametrics and helps ensure that our readers get some of the most important macro and micro economic data required to help make investing decisions.

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  1. Oladele Ebenezer

    July 24, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I think the Profit/Loss before and after tax should be properly checked. Profit after tax in 2017 can’t be higher than profit before tax. It doesn’t look right

    • mudeerat olawunmi

      July 24, 2018 at 1:54 pm

      Good Afternoon,

      The company was given a tax credit of N1.57 billion in 2017. You can check the link in the article to confirm.

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NSIA records total comprehensive income of N36.15 billion in 2019

The NSIA recorded an increase in total assets to N649.84 billion at the end of the financial year.

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NSIA records total comprehensive income of N36.15 billion in 2019

The Executive Director, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli, announced in a virtual briefing to newsmen on Friday that the NSIA recorded a Total Comprehensive Income (TCI) of N36.1 5 billion in 2019.

She revealed that the 2019 income was less than the TCI for 2018, which was N44.34 billion. However, the NSIA recorded an increase in total assets to N649.84 billion at the end of the financial year, as opposed to that of 2018 which closed at N617.70 billion.

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Ms Ojekwe-Onyejeli said that TCI income for 2019 included foreign exchange gains at N1.26 billion compared to N18.05 billion in 2018, noting that the gain in forex was due to changes in Nigeria’s official exchange rate from N305 to a dollar to N325.

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As of year-end 2019, NSIA’s core capital remained at 1.5 billion dollars.” She said. “The Authority continues to manage 3rd party funds on behalf of some government institutions. We currently manage funds for the Debt Management Office (DMO) and the Ministry of Finance.

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“For DMO, the current value of Assets under Management (AuM) is 124.03 million dollars. For 2018, this fund stood at 122.60 million dollars in AuM.

“For the Nigeria Stabilisation Fund, managed on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, the Fund Balance was N33.365 billion. As of 2018, this balance increased to N20.814 billion.”

“However, the National Economic Council voted for an additional capital contribution of 250 million dollars in 2019, which was received on April 8,” she explained.

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She added that the group’s strategy to invest in diversified products across the yield curve provided returns and that the Stabilisation Fund (SF), which had been fully invested by the end of 2019, returned 5.81%, outperforming its benchmark by 381 basis points.

She also stated that the Future Generations Fund (FGF), deployed by the NSIA across multiple global equities, hedge funds and other diversifiers, returned 6.45% at the end of 2019, outperforming its benchmark of 6.43%.

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“As of year-end 2019, we had deployed over 90 percent of the capital in the Future Generations Fund,” she said.

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Sterling Bank’s earnings to remain pressured but valuations still attractive

We project Pre-tax Profit of N9.0bn (down 15% y/y) and we estimate ROAE of 6.9% in 2020e (FY 2019; 9.8%).

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Sterling Bank

Sterling Bank’s Q1 2020 numbers were largely impacted by the regulatory-induced fee cut on e-banking transactions resulting in a decline in Net Fee and Commission (down 16% y/y) and weak operating efficiency given the higher growth in OPEX (up 8% y/y) compared with the increase in operating income (up 3% y/y). Net Interest Margin (NIM) however improved to 7.7% in Q1 2020 (Q1 2019; 7.4%) on the back of lower funding cost (5.1% in Q1 2020 compared with 6.6% in Q1 2019).

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Sterling bank’s NPL ratio declined to 2.0% in Q1 2020 from 8.9% in Q1 2019 following the declassification of exposures in stressed sectors. We do not expect asset quality issues to crystallise in the short term, as we expect the bulk of the loans in the Oil and gas upstream/midstream (c.27% of gross loan) to be restructured. We however expect earnings to weaken in 2020, due to low asset yields amidst weak loan creation and the downward adjustment in fees on e-banking transactions. We Project Pre-tax Profit of N9.0bn (down 15% y/y) and we estimate ROAE of 6.9% in 2020e (FY 2019; 9.8%).

Following the downward revision to our 2020 earnings forecast, we have revised our target price downwards to N1.67/s from N2.84/s previously. We however maintain our BUY recommendation due to attractive valuations (P/E; 3.7x and P/B; 0.3x) and the 34% upside from the last closing price of N1.25/s. We note that the steep decline in the stock price (down c.37% since the start of the year) presents an attractive entry point.

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Covid-19: Guinness Nigeria warns investors its results will be bad

Guinness’ financing cost rose by 97 % to N3.582 billion compared to N1.817 billion recorded in 2019.

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Guinness Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Announces Material Circumstances That Will Impact FY 2020

Guinness Nigeria Plc, on Wednesday, informed the public in a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, about the material circumstances that will impact its full-year financial results for 2020.

Excerpts of the report are as follows;

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  • The adverse impact of the sharp contraction in economic activities and the knock-on effect of the COVID-19 lockdown took a toll on the on-trade segment of the business across all our markets. Production and revenues have thus been negatively affected.
  • Guinness Nigeria carried out a comprehensive review of its asset base and made a strategic decision to impair a certain category of assets, which were generating suboptimal returns. This is in line with the company’s long-term strategy of delivering value to shareholders.
  • Due to a combination of the impact of COVID-19 and the asset impairment, we expect the profitability of the Company for the Financial Year to 30th June 2020 to be impacted. The Company’s balance sheet however remains strong, and this gives the Board the confidence that the Company has the right resources to continue to deliver the strategy.

Recall that Guinness Nigeria Plc reported revenue of N96.08 billion for the nine months that ended March 31, 2020, showing a fall of 5.3% compared with N101.40 billion recorded in the corresponding year of 2019.

In addition, financing cost rose by 97% to N3.582 billion compared to N1.817 billion recorded in 2019. Guinness Nigeria PLC ended the period with a profit after tax of N1.672 billion, plunging by 60% from N4.252 billion recorded in 2019.

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This report has further dampened investors’ moral as its share price plunged to an all-time low of N14.20. As at the time this report was drafted, the company’s market capitalization was N32.199billion, with earnings per share standing at 1.18.

However, its price to book ratio, which is valued at 0.3571 and a dividend yield valued of 10.38% showed the stock was highly undervalued and had great potential in the long term.

You may download Guinness Nigeria’s notification of material circumstances by clicking here.

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