Compared to last quarter and a year ago, since February, the portfolio is down 12% while the NSE 20 share index is up 2% this quarter. Compared to last May, the portfolio is up 17%.
Bralirwa (Rwanda) ↑
Centum (ICDCI) ↑
Diamond Trust ↑
East African Portland Cement ↑
Kenya Airways ↑
Kenya Oil ↑
Stanbic (Uganda) ↓
- In: None
- Out: Equity Bank
- Increase: Kenya Airways
- Decrease: None
- Best performers: Unga (up 46% this quarter), Portland Cement, 32%, Safaricom 10%
- Worst performer: Scangroup (down 0.4% this quarter)
- Barclays cutting back globally and re-aligning around four pillars, one of which is Africa growth.
- Bralirwa profit dip (due to economic downturn and new taxes in the DRC)
- Safaricom’s super profits despite another challenging year, but which they ended with $1.7 billion in revenue and and $270 million in profits. The company chairman said that have been Kenya’s largest taxpayer for six straight years (paying $3.6 billion in taxes and fees in ten years) and you can be sure the government will support them, no matter how much the (floundering) competition complains.
|Safaricom Academy student performs at the results|
Looking Forward To
- Kenya Airways getting four more Dreamliners from Boeing this year.
- More M&A deals that involve listed companies like Centum who are still battling for control of Rea Vipingo.