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Against COVID-19 headwinds, Okomu Oil records N4 billion profit in H1 2020

The stocks has recorded impressive returns to its investors especially in 2020.

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Okomu Oil records N4 billion profit in H1 2020

Nigeria’s agriculture firm, Okomu Oil Palm Plc, has recorded N4.007 billion as profit after tax in H1, 2020. This is an increase when compared to the N2.529 billion posted by the firm during the corresponding period of 2019.

Okomu oil, in its H1 2020 unaudited financial statements which was released via the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s website, revealed a  total turnover of N13.527 billion. This is a 57.92% increase compared to N8.566 billion recorded during the same period in 2019.

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Meanwhile, the company’s cost of sales reduced in H1, 2020 as the market cost for oil palm stood at N996.342 million as against N1.405 million in 2019. Similarly, the marketing cost for rubber during the period was N86.639 million, compared to N286.571 million. Altogether, the total cost of sales for the period was N1.082 billion compared to N1.692 billion recorded in 2019.

However, Okomu Oil’s operating expenses rose by  67.44% year on year. In numerical terms, it rose from N3.962 billion in H1,2019 to N6.634 billion H1,2020.

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Quick Facts: Okomu Oil’s stock has recorded impressive returns to its investors, especially in 2020. The share price is currently trading at N74.95, close to its 52 weeks high of N77.40. Its market capitalization at the time this report was drafted stood at N71.496 billion. Also, the stock’s present dividend yield stands at 2.75% and earnings per share at 7.33.

Also, recall that Nairametrics had reported that Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc proposed a final dividend of N2 per 50 kobo share on its audited financial result for the period that ended December 31, 2019.

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You may download the company’s H1 financial statements by clicking here.

Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment Trading. Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society. University of Pennsylvania: Power of Markets, IBM Enterprise Design Thinking. You can follow Olumide on twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected]

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SET Plc recorded N14.4m post-tax loss in Q3 2020

Secure Electronic Technology Plc (SET Plc) recorded a post-tax loss of N14.4 million in Q3 2020.

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Secure Electronic Technology Plc (SET Plc) recorded a post-tax loss of N14.4M in Q3 2020, triggered by a high dealer’s commission. 

A cursory analysis of the Q3 2020 results of Secure Electronic Technology Plc (SET Plc) indicates that the Q3 2020 post-tax loss reduced by 33.7% from N21.7M in the same quarter last year. 

READ: For SET Plc, failure in lottery shifts focus to online gaming

Highlights 

  • Revenue increased by 1.0% 
  • Prizes/winnings increased by 0.52% 
  • Dealers commission increased by 3.42%    
  • Net income decreased by 14.71% 
  • Administrative expenses decreased by 21.21%  
  • Operating loss decreased by 34.62% 
  • Financial charges increased by 68.23% 

READ: MTN: Data subscriptions triggered surge in Q2 2020 Revenues

What you should know

  • A cursory analysis of the latest results of the company reveals that revenues generated from lottery sales and gaming products increased by 1% in Q3 2020 relative to Q3 2019despite COVID-19 pandemic disruptions that have affected revenues of most businesses worldwide.
  • YoY, revenue decreased by 2.15% from N3.18B in 2019 (9-months) relative to N3.11B in 2020 (9-months) – indicating that COVID-19 might have impacted the activities of the company, when considered on a yearly basis.   
  • While the company was able to increase revenues by 1%, reduce its operating loss by 34.62%, and reduce its administrative expenses by 21.21%; high dealers commission and administrative expenses as well as finance charges which increased by 68.23% contributed to the post-tax loss recorded.  
  • Dealers commission and administrative expenses constitute a drag on the company’s profitability. Dealer’s commission was 36.12% of revenues in the period under consideration while prizes/winnings were 60.35%. Administrative expenses was 137.16% of net income in the quarter under consideration. 
  • The post-tax loss is an indication that there was no distributable profit. Thus, the Earnings Per Share (EPS) of the company would be a deficit; so that Q3 2020 EPS was –0.26 kobo.  

READ: Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc suffers 2.21% drop in Q3 revenues

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The shares currently trade at N0.20 per unit. The highest price for a unit of share in 52 weeks was N0.20 and the lowest N0.20, indicating that the share price of the company has been stable. A total of 20,212 units was sold in the last seven days trades. Shares outstanding is 5.63 billion units and its market capitalization as at close of business Friday 16th October 2020 was N1.13 billion. 

Interlinked Technologies Plc operates in the same sub-sector as SET Plc – SpecialityIts share price is N2.91. The highest price for a unit of share in 52 weeks was N2.91 and the lowest N2.91 – indicating that the share price of the company has been stable. A total of 141,020 units was sold in the last seven days trades. Shares outstanding is 236.7 million units and its market capitalization as at close of business Friday 16th October 2020 was N688.80 million 

READ: Pharmaceuticals: Pharma-Deko’s revenue declines by 49.4% in H1 2020

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Background

Secure Electronic Technology Plc (SET Plc), formerly known as National Sports Lottery was incorporated in 2000 with an exclusive 30-year license granted by the FG to operate the National Lottery in Nigeria.

SET Plc started out as a gaming/lottery company. While online gaming remains a major part of its operationsAside from lottery and gaming, the company now explores other business areas within the ambit of technology and data management. 

READ: SAHCO suffers 92% decline in profit, as travel restrictions bite harder

Today, the company is involved in the vending of airtime, provision of card payment solutions, trivia promo syndication, provision of central database and information processing services, as well as treasury/asset management services 

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Presco Plc projects N24.53 billion turnover in Q4 2020

Presco’s forecast is coming amid the negative economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Presco Plc has projected an 82.03% rise in Profit after Tax to N6.99 billion in Q4 2020, up from N3.84 billion in Q4 2019. Also, its projected turnover of N24.53 billion indicates a 24.39% increase when compared to the N19.72 billion made in Q4 2019.

The Earnings Forecast sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) today, estimated the Gross Profit to be N14.18 billion and the Profit before Tax to be N9.13 billion.

This forecast is coming amid the negative economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. It is generally expected that the firm should have downgraded their earnings and profitability forecasts, but renewed optimism based on the reopening of the economy and growing demands for consumer goods have been factors that influenced the projections.

Backstory

Presco Plc had earlier held its Annual General Meeting, with the unaudited accounts for the tQ3 2020 ended September 30, 2020, were deliberated upon among other resolutions.

What you should know

Presco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial establishment with oil palm plantations, palm oil mill, palm kernel crushing plant, and vegetable oil refining plant. They produce specialty oil and fats.

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Regency Alliance Insurance Plc forecast N730.72 million profit for Q4 2020

Regency Alliance Insurance Plc released its earnings forecast for Q4 2020, with a projected profit after tax of N730.72 million.  

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Regency Alliance Insurance Plc, a major player in Nigeria’s insurance industry has released its earnings forecast for Q4 2020 to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), with a profit after tax of N730.72 million 

While awaiting its Q3 2020 financials, the projected profit after tax figures is up by 32.75%, from N550.46 million recorded in Q2 2020 to a projected figure of N730.72 million for the last quarter of the year. 

READ: Nigeria’s GDP grew by 2.28% in Q3 2019, as border closure hits trade sector

Other key projected financial metrics which recorded an increase are: 

  • Profit before tax recorded a 28.3% increase from N670.11 million recorded in Q2 2020 to a projected sum of N859.67 million. 
  • Taxation grew by 7.8% from N119.65million recorded in Q2 2020 to a projected sum of N128.95 million 

READ: COVID-19 boosts Fidson Healthcare Plc’s Q2 2020 performance

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Other key figures in the forecast for Q4 2020 include; the projected sums of N4.28 billion for Gross premium earned, N2.82 billion for Net premium, N855.9 million for Net claims incurred, N928.65 million for Underwriting/Management Expenses, and N487.3 million for Net cash generated from operating activities. 

READ: Credit to households increases in Q2 2020 – CBN

Backstory 

Regency Alliance Insurance Plc had earlier announced 28th October 2020, as the date for its board meeting, to consider its Q3 2020 financials for the period ended 30th September 2020. In lieu of this, its closed period will be from October 13, 2020. 

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On this basis, the projected key financial metrics were compared with the last reported financials in Q2 2020.  

READ: Non-Performing loans in Nigerian Banks rise to N1.21 trillion in H1 2020

What this means 

The increase in projected Q4 2020 might be connected to the drive to meet up with recapitalization requirements for insurance firms in Nigeria. Recall that Nairametrics had earlier reported on how the aforementioned firm had planned to raise more capital through various strategic means including issuing a N10 billion additional ordinary shares at N0.50K each. 

READ: PZ Cussons Nigeria drops to 10 year low this week

Theoretically, the projected increase in profit is realizable when a number of factors such as optimization of underwriting skills, lower claims ratio, higher gross premium, and efficient optimization of technology, amongst others are satisfied. 

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What you should know

Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria with its headquarters in Lagos. It is licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking, and vehicle tracking and fleet management services.  

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