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EARNINGS REVIEW: UNION BANK PLC, ONCE BIG, ONCE STRONG, ONCE UNRELIABLE..?

Union Bank Released its half year earnings last week about 3months after the end of the period or just at the close of business...

GUINNESS NIGERIA 2012 FY REVIEW: PROFITS CURRENTLY LACKING GREATNESS

Guinness Plc released its Full Year Financials with bottom line pointing south when compared to the same period last year. The company is one...

H1 REVIEW: NIGERIAN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY, HIGH ON DEBTS LOW ON MARGINS

As an Investor looking to diversify portfolio in the vastly shallow Nigerian Stock Exchange, the pharmaceutical industry is one that an outsider will look...

IS THE NEW N5K NOTE A PRELUDE TO $1=N200? FOR NOW ITS A RUMOR...

On a faithful day on the 3rd of December 2008 Nigerians woke up to a 6.58% depreciation of the Naira sending the value of...

Earnings Review Q3: Afromedia Looking Outdoor

Competition most consumers agree is good in a market economy. Prices are steadily driven down, innovation is encouraged  and product quality is nearly guaranteed....

Guess How Much Multichoice Made Last Financial Year?

Multichoice, the owners of Dstv, Supersports and majority shareholders of Multichoice Nigeria are a dominant force in the operation of pay-television and internet subscriber platforms...

THE NEW N5,000 NOTE, A “CURE” FOR A DYING NAIRA…?

Yesterday, the CBN announced yet another plan to coin lower denominations, introduce higher denominations and enhance the quality and appearance of some notes. This has...

ARE WE GETTING BROKE?? NIGERIAN DOMESTIC DEBT CROSSES THE N6TR MARK

Nigeria's debt debacle is no more news at least on this blog, however whenever a landmark is reached in our borrowing spree it calls...

Oil Industry Review H1: Despite Jump In Revenue, Oil & Gas Majors All Trade...

The Oil and Gas industry has had its fair share of troubles over the last six months. From the removal and partial reinstatement of...

Earnings Review H1: Forte Oil Thin On Profits, Thin On Cash

In a year where "oil subsidy" has dominated both the political and economic discussions, earnings expectations for oil majors in the downstream sector has...

Earnings Review H1: Uacn Properties Bogged Down By Costs

Investments in Real Estate are always thought to be safe bets considering that they mostly appreciate in value over time. This helps mitigate against...

Earnings Review H1: Dangote Sugar’s Result Is Sweet But….

Dangote Sugar, one of the prized asset of the famed Dangote Group released its Half Year Earnings report to mostly positive reviews. But is...

Earnings Review H1: Lafarge Cementing Its No 2 Position

Lafarge the dominant Cement Company released its 2012 Half Year results and true to its Q1 showing may have impressed yet again. Revenue Turnover rose 57%...

Earnings Review H1: Utc Is Back Yes, But May Be Back In Decline!

UTC or United Trading Company as they were once called was a house hold name back in the days Nigeria. After years of inactivity...

Earnings Review H1: Zenith Bank Earnings Don’t Add Up But Still Beat Estimates

Zenith Bank released H1 earnings report at the end of last week and didn't fall behind in earnings and revenue expectations. However, we didn't...

Earnings Review H1: Nigerian Breweries Shares Make Me Thirsty !!!

Nigerian Breweries has in recent years remained one of the most consistent performers in the Nigerian Stock Market. It has continued to improve on...

Earnings Review H1: Thanks To Tb’s, First Bank Earns In 6 Months, 31% More...

First Bank has been under pressure to boost earnings and bottom line this year following their less than impressive 2011 financials which put them...

Oando Q2 Results Fails To Impress Me, What About You??

On the 24th of July, Oando hosts its Investors Conference Call in Edingburg Scotland with the hope of giving Investors an insight into the...

Earnings Review H1: Transcorp Result Bouyed By Interest Income

Transnational Corporation, Transcorp released its Q2 results with profit after tax rising 71% to N939m when compared to the same period last year. This...

SKYE BANK 2012 Q2 REVIEW, TIME TO BUY THIS STOCK?

Skye Bank released its Q2 earnings and gladly did not disappoint. The bank kept up with impressive results recently released by Diamond Bank, UBA growing...

IS DIAMOND BANK COMING BACK FROM THE BRINK? OVER 400% RISE IN Q2 PROFITS

Continuing with my reports for the earnings season, Diamond Bank released its financial results for Q2 2012 and is widely hailed as a possible...

UBA 2012 Q2 PROFITS GROWS BY 162.7%

  UBA Plc just released their 2012 Q2 Financials and shows a 162% increase in profits after taxation. They made a profit after tax of...

Stock Picks – Top Ten Bank Stocks That May Rise 49% By Year End

I find the recent top ten Banking Stock Review by StanbicIBTC Stock Brokers quite instructive. They highlight the risk the banks face if the Naira...

PRESCO SHARES, A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO BUY?

  INTRO Presco Oil is a leading Oil Palm Producer in Nigeria. The company is into oil palm cultivation, extraction, refining and fractionation of...

How Unilag can loose billions of Naira due to name change

      "If this business were split up, I would give you the land and bricks and mortar, and I would take the brands and trade...

Q1 Review: IS CHAMS PLC LOOSING IT’S CHARM?

Lately the Nigerian economic landscape has been blanketted with several technological initiatives. The National ID card scheme, the ever increasing use of the ATM...

Q1 REVIEW: DANGOTE SUGAR PLC, A MUST BUY?

Dangote Sugar released its Q1 financials and as expected was impressive. See below;   Revenue The Company made a revenue of N26.7b for the first quarter (Q1)...

Q1 REVIEW: UNILEVER PLC, STRUGGLING TO LEVEL UP

  Unilever Plc is one of Nigeria's oldest company. They are the owners of household brands like Lipton, Vaseline, Knorr, Blue Band, Close Up etc....

Is ABC Transport Company on a slippery slide to Financial Oblivion?

Five years ago, just after my wedding, my wife and I decided to spend our honeymoon in the Gold Coast popularly called Ghana. At...

Financial Match up – FCMB vs Access Bank: Who did better?

FCMB and Access bank are both banks you want to categorize as medium sized banks. Well, that probably was a few years ago as...
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