University Press (UPL.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgUniversity Press (UPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about University Press (UPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press (UPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (UPL.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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ART Holdings Limited HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ART Holdings Limited (ARTD.zw)  2018 interim results for the half year.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileAmalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited (ART) manufactures and distributes products in three key categories paper products, stationary and batteries. Its product portfolio is diverse; ranging from tissue paper, sanitary ware and disposable napkins to writing pens and automotive, solar and standby batteries. Its products fall under the brand names Exide, Eversharp, Softex and Chloride. The company also has substantial interests in timber plantations and offers forestry resources management services. ART has a southern African footprint, with a strong presence in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Formerly known as Beachmont Trading Limited, its name changed to Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited in 2001. The company is a subsidiary of Taesung Chemical Company Limited and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgJubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jubilee Holdings Limited (JHL.ug)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJubilee Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in all classes of general and long-term insurance. The company underwrites life and non-life insurance risks associated with death, disability, health, property and liability as well as general insurance products covering engineering, fire, marine, motor, personal accident, theft workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability, and miscellaneous insurance products. Its medical insurance division covers medical and surgical expenses; the Ordinary & Group Life division covers life assurance and superannuation business and business incidentals. Jubilee Holdings Limited issues a portfolio of investment contracts to provide asset management solutions for savings and retirement needs. The company has subsidiaries in Burundi, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan. Jubilee Holdings Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgHarel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Harel Mallac Limited (HML.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHarel Mallac and Co. Limited is involved in the manufacturing and trading, business service as well as asset management businesses. The company operates through investment, corporate and property business services and manufacturing and trading segments.  Harel Mallac and Co. Limited also engages in the blending, trading, and selling of chemicals, fertilizers, and general goods, the provision of agro industrial, engineering, refrigeration, and electrical products, as well as air conditioning and fire protection, and waterproofing activities. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited has operations in Mauritius, Burundi, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. The company is based in Port Louis, Mauritius. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is a subsidiary of Société de Lerca. Harel Mallac and Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

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PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgPZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC.gh)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a consumer goods company in Ghana which manufactures, distributes and sells electrical appliances and healthcare products such as soaps, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The company operates in 4 categories: personal care, home care, food and nutrition and electrical appliances. Personal care brands include Camel, Carex, Cussons Baby, Imperial Leather, Premier and Premier Cool and Robb. Brands in the electrical appliance range include Thermocool; the nutritional range includes Nunu and the home care range includes Morning Fresh. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons (Holdings) Limited. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget gold! I’d do this to make a million starting with £20k in 2020

first_img Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! There are many investors who swear by the shiny stuff and they propose you stash a portion of your portfolio in a vehicle that tracks the price of gold. Many consider such a move to add to the diversification of asset classes you own if you also hold things such as shares, bonds, property, and cash.In fairness, the price of gold has done well over the first 20 years of this millennium and is up by just over 450%, as I write. And it tends to rise in times of economic uncertainty, which is something we’ve seen loads of over the period.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Gold is a poor substitute for sharesHowever, betting on the price of gold is a poor substitute for holding the shares of companies backed by good-quality, growing businesses. Companies can generate value while you hold their stock. They can increase their cash inflow, assets, and shareholder dividends, all of which could lead to a rising share price.Gold, on the other hand, can’t do any of that. It just sits there and looks at you, to paraphrase super-investor Warren Buffett. Those tracking the price of gold have enjoyed a good run over the past couple of decades but there’s no telling where gold will be 20 years from now – it could even go down in price!Rather than following the gold price directly, I’d rather invest in gold mining companies if I believe that the price of gold will rise. Mining companies can add value through their operations and, in many cases, pay me a handsome dividend along the way, which will gradually compensate me for taking the risk of holding the shares in the first place.Likewise, with other commodities such as silver, platinum, copper, and coal. Instead of betting on commodity prices I’d look for shares backed by an underlying company dealing in the stuff.But commodity mining companies represent just one sector of the market and a highly cyclical one at that. So, with £20k to invest in 2020, I’d aim to invest in the most compelling opportunities represented by company shares that I can find, regardless of their sector.A triangle of factors to search for in stocksMy search would start by looking for strong quality indicators such as high profit margins and returns on capital. A good trading record of revenue, earnings, cash flow, and shareholder dividends, all rising a bit each year would indicate decent operational momentum.  Then, after establishing the quality of the enterprise, I’d aim to buy the shares as cheaply as possible and check out the strength of the balance sheet, so the focus would be on valuation. Finally, I’d look for a catalyst or a good reason to believe that the business will improve in the months and years ahead.Indeed, searching for quality, operational momentum, and good value strikes me as a powerful triangle of factors to turbocharge my investments through 2020 and beyond. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget gold! I’d do this to make a million starting with £20k in 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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Important! I think this step could help investors reach financial independence faster

first_img Enter Your Email Address If you have just opened up an ISA, you will be walking a path thousands of others have taken.Being a prudent individual, no doubt you’ll be looking at the historical returns of the funds you may wish to invest in. You’ll be delving into what companies it has a position in, the size of the fund, and any dividends it may offer.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…If you’re taking the DIY stock-picking route, you’ll be doing your own due diligence. Financial ratios, company news, investigations into its competitors, and reading about the management will all probably be necessary steps when you choose a business to buy a part of.These are all important steps. A business or fund should have a lot of boxes to tick before you part with any of your hard-earned cash.But I think this step – maximising returns – often takes precedence over something much simpler, and arguably more important, for investors just starting out.SavingFor simplicity, let’s imagine an investor has chosen to invest in a FTSE 100 index fund.In this example, our imaginary investor has started with a lump sum of £1,000. Last year, the FTSE 100 increased by 11%. This means your £1,000 would have grown to £110 before any fees or dividends are added to the equation.That may sound impressive. And it is.But what I think we often overlook is how much we save in our ISAs. In the first few years, this can really ramp up the size of your portfolio, allowing it to compound over the years.If you invest £96.15 a week, you would have put away £5,000 in a year. Suddenly that initial figure of £1,000 has increased by five times, without any investment growth, dividends, or fees.That figure may seem unachievable for some people, especially those starting out in their careers. However, with a few sacrifices, I really think it could be realistic for most of us.Making the cutHow can we save this amount each week? Let’s take a look at our imaginary person’s spending habits, and how we might make a few tweaks to hit a savings goal of £96.15 a week.According to a survey by bar operator The Deltic Group of 2,300 people in July last year, the average cost of a night out is £70.56. It’s not unreasonable to suggest some people spend this amount at least once a week. For now, our imaginary person is going to prioritise financial independence, so they’re cutting down on one night out a week.Then consider that buying lunch can cost £5 per day, or £25 a week. Let’s say it costs £2 to make a sandwich at home. This would be a saving of £15 a week.And then there is the gym membership they might have, rather than doing home-workouts. A gym membership can easily cost £40 per month, or £10 a week.Let’s cut out driving for shorter journeys, too, by walking instead. Saving £1 a week in petrol costs.Overall, this saves them £96.56 a week, hitting just over £5,000 a year.Investment returns are clearly important. But initially, I think we should put more emphasis on ramping up the amount going into our ISAs and investment vehicles.Then we can let compound interest work its magic. Important! I think this step could help investors reach financial independence faster “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” T Sligo | Wednesday, 29th January, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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The oil price goes negative! Here’s why I’d buy BP and Royal Dutch Shell shares now

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Sometimes very strange things happen in the financial markets. Yesterday was one such time. It was not do to with the stock market, but rather the oil price.Oil is split into two main varieties, Brent and WTI. The latter stands for West Texas Intermediate, and is extracted from oil fields in the US. In order to buy and sell oil, people use futures contracts. These basically mean buyers pay a price now for delivery of oil at a date in the future.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Yesterday was the last day in which anyone could buy or sell the WTI future for delivery in May. Now, as the Covid-19 pandemic has ground industries to a halt, it is logical to think not many people would need to buy oil. Think of airlines such as EasyJet and Ryanair which have seen fleets grounded and share prices plummeting. Usually these firms buy huge quantities of oil, but not at the moment.So believe it or not, the price of the May WTI future dropped to negative $37 per barrel. That’s right — if you wanted a barrel of oil you would be paid to take it!How does the oil price impact companies?I mentioned this briefly above, but many sectors rely on oil in some way. Airlines need it for planes. Supermarkets need it for petrol garages. In an indirect way, any firm with a large distribution network (think Royal Mail, Eddie Stobart, Ocado) will also be impacted due to the demand for petrol.Obviously, it can be good and bad depending on which company you are looking to invest in. For a moment, consider oil extraction and trading firms BP and Royal Dutch Shell.Slippery slopeThe fall in the oil price over the past few months has hurt the share price of both firms. The BP share price has fallen 31% since early March, Royal Dutch Shell has fallen 29%. This puts both firms at multi-year lows. It should come as no suprise that this has happened given the high correlation between the oil price and the business operations of the two firms.Simply put, a lower oil price reduces the profit margins for both businesses. Yet with the move yesterday, I actually think this could make oil firms a buy for investors.This is because previously the price of oil was low, but not at such a painful level. Large oil exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia could still be profitable with oil around $25 a barrel. So the oil governing body (OPEC) only went for limited intervention. Now, however, the move is so severe that action has to be taken. OPEC will likely insist on a large cut in production in order to boost the price of oil.Further, this is only a temporary glitch in the oil price, as companies are not demanding oil for May. As soon as the global lockdown is lifted, and people return to flying, driving and generally trading, demand for oil will bounce back. This should be reflected in a bounce in the share price for firms such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell.Therefore, buying the shares now could be a very smart move if you are prepared to wait for OPEC intervention to cut supply and a post Covid-19 demand surge. Image source: Getty Images. Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jonathan Smithcenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The oil price goes negative! Here’s why I’d buy BP and Royal Dutch Shell shares now I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

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