National Bank of Malawi 2002 Annual Report

first_imgNational Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (NBM.mw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) Q12010 Interim Report

CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange read more

Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc 2010 Abridged Report

first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bank of Kigali(BK) (BOK.rw) 2011 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BOK.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BOK.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BOK.rw)  2011 presentation Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgFan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) Q12012 Interim Report

first_imgStarwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Starwin Products Limited (SPL.gh)  2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileStarwin Products Limited manufactures and markets generic pharmaceutical and consumer health products for the local Ghana market and for export. The company produces a range of analgesics, antacids/laxatives, anti-allergies, multivitamins and haematinics. Its analgesic range includes Rapiriol, Paracetemol and Painoff; anti-allergics include Asmadrin and Star Cold tablets; antacids include Starwins Milk of Magnesia and Starwins Liver Salt; syrups include Paraking, Expectolyn and Starprovite. The company was founded in 1960 and was formerly known as Sterling Pharmaceuticals Ghana Limited; its name was changed in 1993. Dannex Limited is a majority shareholder (71.3%) in the business. Starwin Products Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgFidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFidson Healthcare Limited manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products in Nigeria including over-the-counter, ethical and consumer products. The company produces various drug classes for antacid and ulcer care, anti-diabetic, anti-malaria, anti-diarrhea, anti-psychotic as well as osteo-care, pain relief, colds and flu, thrombo-prophylactics and cardio-vascular products. Fidson Healthcare Limited also produces a range of nutraceuticals (health) products. The company was incorporated in 1995 and its head office is in Shomolu, Nigeria. Fidson Healthcare Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgLaw Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Law Union And Rock Insurance Plc (LAWUNI.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileLaw Union & Rock Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of insurance business. The company provides non-life insurance policies which includes cover for motor, fire, burglary, general household and home owners comprehensive, group personal accident, all risks, workmen’s compensation, general third party liability, marine, professional indemnity, goods-in-transit, money, fidelity guarantee, engineering, oil and gas, cargo, onshore property, legal liability, construction erection, business interruption, and bonds insurance policies. The company was founded in 1951. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgPowerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe OTC under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileIMPORTANT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS HELD ON 14 DECEMBER 2020 RESOLVED TO DELIST FROM THE ZIMBABWE STOCK EXCHANGE. OTC TRADING OF SHARES IS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION. READ MORE >> Powerspeed Electrical is a leading supplier of electrical, hardware, building and home improvement products and services; trading through its own chain of hardware retail outlets known as Electrosales Hardware. The company supplies electrical products and solutions to the painting, plumbing, electrical, building, hand and power tools, outdoor and gardening, and automotive industries in Zimbabwe. Powerspeed Engineering is a subsidiary company involved in rewinding electric motors, supplying industrial fans and ducting for commercial and industrial applications, fabrication of non-standard steel products and structures, and commercial and industrial light fittings, heating elements, distribution boards and domestic irons. The engineering division is the amalgamation of three leading industrial engineering companies; Airflo, Relmo and ELS.last_img read more

Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KQ.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya operating domestic, regional and international flights to destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 1977 after the dissolution of East African Airways and was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 after which it was privatised. Kenya Airways is a public-private partnership where the largest shareholder is the government of Kenya (48.9%). Kenya Airways wholly-owns Jambojet, a low-cost carrier which was created in 2013; and African Cargo Handling Limited. Companies partly owned by Kenya Airways include Kenya Airfreight Handling Limited (51%) which handles perishable goods cargo; and Precision Air (41.23%) which is a Tanzanian carrier operation. Kenya Airways head office is in Nairobi, Kenya with its main operations based in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgSwan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwan Life Limited (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Limited) offers services such as life assurance, pensions, actuarial, and investment businesses in Mauritius. The company also provides life, car, home, health, travel, and boat insurance products, education and retirement plans, investment plans, wealth management, and stockbroking services for individuals. Swan Life Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Swan Life Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgCim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cim Financial Services Ltd (CIM.mu)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCim Financial Services Limited (Cim Group) is headquartered in Mauritius that is regulated by the bank of Mauritius as a non-banking deposit taking institution and licenced by the Financial Services Commission as a credit financing institution offering a range of credit.  The company avails individual consumers, SMEs and large corporates with financial services such as consumer finance, crediLimited t card, forex, leasing and factoring. Cim Financial Services is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgMutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc (MBENEF.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileMutual Benefits Assurance Plc is a general and life insurance company in Nigeria providing services for underwriting and risk management as well as retail and microfinance banking. General insurance covers the protection of assets and indemnification of other parties; and Life insurance covers risk of premature death, disability, critical illness and other accidents. The company also offers property insurance, fire and special perils insurance, professional indemnity, liability/bond insurance, goods-in-transit insurance, personal insurance, keyman assurance and mortgage protection. Mutual Benefits Assurance has business interests in real estate development and management and operates a Microfinance Bank which provides retail and microfinance banking services at a community level. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgChemco Limited (CHEM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemco Limited (CHEM.mu)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileChemco Limited specialises in the formulation, manufacturing, blending and trading of chemicals. The company operates as one of the subsidiaries of Harel Mallac & Co. Ltd. Chemco Limited company engages in the production and sale of agro chemicals, specialty chemicals and consumer goods.  Chemco Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Chemco Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) 2018 Prospectus

first_imgGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 prospectus For more information about Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu)  2018 prospectus Company ProfileGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited is a property investment company that is particularly interested in African real estate assets. The company mainly deals with US dollar and Euro denominated medium to long term leases with high quality global graded tenants. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited also operates in Morocco. Mozambique, Mauritius, Kenya and Zambia. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and a secondary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sam Woode Limited (SWL.gh)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSam Wood Limited is a publishing company in Ghana responsible for printing educational textbooks, story books and non-book materials primarily for the pre-school and primary school sectors. Publishing categories include agency books, agricultural science, basic design and technology, citizenship education, handwriting, information and communication technology, integrated science, social studies, mathematics and religious and moral education. Products published by Sam Wood Limited are available to purchase online. The company also has the exclusive distribution rights for West Africa sub-regions for titles by foreign publishers listed on the Company’s Agency lists. Sam Wood Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Goldman Sachs warns of oil price reversal! Should you buy these FTSE 100 oil stocks for your ISA?

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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Goldman Sachs warns of oil price reversal! Should you buy these FTSE 100 oil stocks for your ISA? Enter Your Email Address One oilie that has posted some monster gains in recent sessions is Royal Dutch Shell. The FTSE 100 colossus has barged through £23 per share and to two-and-a-half-month highs at the start of this week, propelled by the Brent benchmark rising through $70 per barrel for the first time since last May.And blue-chip rival BP just moved through the 500p marker and to levels not seen since the middle of November, too.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…It hasn’t exactly been a shock to see shares in the oil majors rising in the wake of rising tensions in the Middle East, as markets gear up for possible disruption in the supply of the black stuff. And further oil price gains could be just around the corner with this psychologically-critical milestone now fallen and signs that tensions in the politically-sensitive region are escalating.State of playNeither US President Donald Trump nor the Iranian authorities are showing any signs of dialling down the rhetoric at present. It’s clear that the Middle East is becoming an increasingly volatile powder keg that threatens world peace and that could also have severe implications for the global flow of oil. But are investor expectations of oil reaching ever higher highs because of this unrealistic? Well, the boffins at Goldman Sachs certainly suggest so.In a report released today, its analysts are suggesting that black gold prices may struggle to remain around current levels unless a significant disruption to supplies from the region transpires. The bank pointed out that recent trouble at the US Embassy in Baghdad took place away from nearby oil fields and that any Iranian actions may not take the form of moves on oil-producing assets.Goldman Sachs said that prices were already looking toppy following “an over-enthusiastic December risk-on rally in the face of limited evidence of a material acceleration in global growth,” and that prices now sit at a chunky premium to its “fundamental fair value” of $63 per barrel.This underlines the importance of investing in companies you believe in for the long term and not reacting to short-term price spikes (and we all hope this situation is short term and that some sense can prevail).What should you do?But with the political situation moving hour by hour it’s clear that no scenario can be ruled out, and that oil prices could defy the warnings of Goldman Sachs and keep shooting through the roof for a while. Still, I for one am not tempted to load up on the likes of BP or Shell right now.Those warnings from the investment bank add to my existing sense of unease as a slowing global economy, allied with rising oil production from non-OPEC nations, already casts a shadow over crude price forecasts. So despite the monster dividend yields offered by these Footsie oilies, I would rather use my hard-earned cash to invest elsewhere. 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.last_img read more

Forget buy-to-let! Here’s how I’d invest £10k to get rich

first_imgForget buy-to-let! Here’s how I’d invest £10k to get rich Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 16th February, 2020 Rupert Hargreaves owns no 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. Investing in buy-to-let property used to be an easy way to save for the future and generate a passive income.However, recent government changes to the tax regime, rising house prices and additional regulation for landlords have made it harder than ever to earn a passive income from rental property.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…Selling upThis explains why so many landlords are now selling up. According to HMRC, the number of buy-to-let landlords with multiple properties fell by 1.3% in the 2017/18 tax year. That’s the first decline since the financial crisis.The number of landlords with multiple properties has fallen even though it is cheaper than ever to borrow.Lenders are fighting over each other to offer the best rates, with a five-year fixed-rate mortgage now available with a rate of just 3.2%. That’s the lowest level since the financial crisis.The problem is, landlords are now no longer allowed to deduct all of their interest expenses from rental income, and that’s increased their costs.Therefore, the economics of buy-to-let investing have changed dramatically over the past three or four years. Consequently, it no longer makes sense for the average investor to own rental property.The stock marketWith this being the case, if you have £10,000 to invest, the stock market could be a better home for your money.Stock market investors have one advantage available to them that buy-to-let investors don’t. They can open a Stocks and Shares ISA.These products allow you to invest £20,000 a year in the stock market, with no tax obligations. Income and capital gains earned on investments inside a Stocks and Shares ISA do not attract either income tax or capital gains tax, however much money you make on your investments.What’s more, the stock market has the potential to produce much better returns than buy-to-let property over the next few decades.Over the past few decades, the FTSE 250 has produced an average annual return in the region of 12%. It is unlikely that this sort of performance will continue going forward, but it is not unrealistic to suggest that the index could produce high-single-digit per annum returns for the foreseeable future through a combination of income and capital growth.Achieving the same sort of returns from rental property is not impossible, but with the cost of doing business increasing, it’s going to be difficult for the average landlord to hit this target.Anyone can invest in the stock market. Indeed, most Stocks and Shares ISA providers will allow you to open an account with a nominal sum.Plenty of optionsA low-cost index tracker fund, tracking an index like the FTSE 250, is one way to invest in the market. You can also buy real estate investment trusts (REITs).These trusts invest in property on your behalf. As a result, you don’t have to worry about managing the properties or paying any additional tax. All you need to do is sit back and collect the income stream.Some of these trusts offer a dividend yield of 5% or more. This allows investors to build a ‘synthetic’ real estate portfolio with just a few clicks.When held in a Stocks and Shares ISA, there’s also no additional tax to pay, of course. That dramatically increases the appeal of owning REITs instead of physical property.  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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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! 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. 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3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’m buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA

first_img 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. Investors have rushed to sell FTSE 100 stocks over the past few weeks. However, some companies are now starting to look oversold.With that in mind, here are three FTSE 100 dividend stocks, which appear to have fallen too far too fast, that I’m buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA today.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…FTSE 100 income championShares in FTSE 100 income champion Phoenix Group Holdings (LSE: PHNX) have fallen by around 20% over the past few weeks. It is difficult to see why.The company is one of the largest pensions consolidators in Europe. It buys pension policies from other businesses and then manages them on behalf of retirees.Phoenix can use its economies of scale to reduce costs and earn better returns for savers.As the company is managing these assets with a multi-decade time horizon in mind, it is unlikely to be affected by any near-term economic uncertainty. That suggests the business is well placed to generate healthy profits for shareholders in the long run.Management seems to agree. Over the past few weeks, managers and directors have spent nearly half a million pounds boosting their stakes in this FTSE 100 dividend champion.With the company’s dividend yield currently standing at 7.6%, now could be a good time for income investors to follow suit.Pensions championFTSE 100 dividend leader Aviva (LSE: AV) operates a similar business model to that of Phoenix.The company manages pensions for millions of people across the UK. It also provides insurance services.Both of these are relatively defensive businesses. While the demand for pension planning and insurance might drop in the near term, over the long term, the need for these services is only likely to expand.Aviva is well-placed to weather the storm and come out stronger on the other side.A few weeks ago, the organisation announced that its solvency ratio as of 13 March was 175%, even after taking into account the final dividend payment for 2019. The company had a net cash position of £2.4bn.As such, now could be a great time to snap up a share in this FTSE 100 stalwart. The shares are currently dealing at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 4.7. They also offer a dividend yield of 12.4%. That seems too good to pass up in the current interest rate environment.Global diversificationInternational FTSE 100 financial services company Prudential (LSE: PRU) has also seen heavy selling by investors over the past few weeks.Earlier last week, management came out to reassure investors by saying that the organisation remains “financially resilient.” Even after the recent market turmoil, the group’s capital ratios are still well within management guidelines.What’s more, Prudential’s international diversification gives it a level of protection against business uncertainty in the US and UK. Management is so optimistic about the company’s prospects, the group recently bought out the minority partner of its Thai joint venture.With a dividend yield of 3.4% on offer, Prudential looks attractive as an income investment after the recent declines.The stock is also trading at a P/E of 6.4, its lowest valuation in more than five years. That is a discount of around 30% to the rest of the financial services sector.Considering the company’s financial strength, now might be a great time to buy this FTSE 100 growth and income champion. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 28th March, 2020 | More on: AV PHNX PRU 3 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’m buying for my Stocks and Shares ISAlast_img read more

No savings at 50? I’d start by investing £5k in cheap FTSE 100 shares today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. No savings at 50? I’d start by investing £5k in cheap FTSE 100 shares today Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Harvey Jones | Monday, 25th May, 2020 See all posts by Harvey Jones Here are some share tips to get you started. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images 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 Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares 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. If you have no savings at 50, you can’t afford to waste more time. Retirement is closer than you think, and you don’t have long to get ready for it.At Motley Fool, we believe the best way for most people to build long-term wealth is by investing in the FTSE 100. In our view, the index offers an unbeatable combination of capital growth from rising share prices, and income from dividends.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…You’ll need to invest more than £5k to build enough for retirement at age 50, of course. When you’ve more money, you should look to invest that in a mix of FTSE 100 shares in order to continue to build up your retirement pot.No savings at 50? Don’t panicAfter investing your initial £5k, or whatever sum, you could either pay in more lump sums, or set up a regular monthly investment. Whichever option you choose, it’s vital you get the maximum amount of money growing in the market for the longest possible time.The stock market is a great way to build retirement wealth, but it isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes time to work its magic. Most of the money you’ll make from investing in shares will come from compounding your returns over the years. In other words, taking all those dividends and reinvesting them back into your portfolio, to buy more stock.That’s why we encourage people to invest their money in the market whenever they have funds to spare. Don’t try to time the perfect entry point, because you’ll never find it. There’s no time to lose. If you have no savings at 50, you don’t want to be in the same position at 51, 52, 53…I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares todayMany will be worried about starting to invest during the current market. Share prices have been volatile since Covid-19 struck, and that may continue. The economic shock is intense, and the recovery could be slow.This shouldn’t put you off from investing in FTSE 100 shares. At Motley Fool, we encourage readers to be active at times like these. That’s because all the stocks we know and love are suddenly that much cheaper to buy. The index is still trading 20% lower than it was in mid-January.By the time you retire, this year’s pandemic will hopefully be a bad memory. But, with a bit of good fortune, the stocks you buy today will have grown to make retirement something to enjoy after all.When investing in stocks and shares, you need to spread risk. So don’t put your entire £5k into one company. Spread the money around. That way, if one stock underperforms, the others may compensate by rising strongly.Accept that, in the shorter run, they may fall in value. Keep your nerve and hold on for the long run. You’ll get there. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Can you afford to miss these cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks after the stock market crash?

first_imgCan you afford to miss these cheap FTSE 100 dividend stocks after the stock market crash? Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild | Sunday, 5th July, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Royston Wild Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Buying low and selling high. It’s a critical investment strategy that seems blindingly obvious to most of us. But it’s one that many share investors seem to be forgetting right now. It’s why there are mountains of top FTSE 100 dividend stocks that remain left on the shelf despite their rock-bottom prices.Economic downturns and stock market crashes are nothing new. They’re frightening and they take a bite out of our investment returns. However, studies show us that most share investors tend to make great returns even accounting for bouts of market volatility. Those that buy and hold stocks for the long run make an average annual return of between 8% and 10%.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…Snapping up cheap shares following the 2020 market crash gives us all a chance to maximise those returns. And the opportunities to buy some choice dividend shares remains strong despite some high-profile payout cuts in recent months.A 7%-yielding dividend stockFTSE 100 share Babcock International is one dividend share that’s attracting my attention today. At current prices the defence contractor carries a forward yield just shy of 7%. It trades on an ultra-low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of six times as well.Global defence spend has spiked in recent years and recent news flow suggests that this trend is set to continue. Sure, the economic consequences of Covid-19 will cause governments to scale back spending. But souring global diplomacy among major nations and a growing terrorist threat mean that arms-related expenditure will likely keep on rising. As an important supplier to Western militaries, Babcock International can therefore expect profits to keep racing ahead for some many years yet.Another FTSE 100 bargainI’d also pile into DS Smith at current prices. I bought into this FTSE 100 share a couple of years ago because it appealed to me as both an exciting growth and dividend stock. And fresh financials released last week reinforced my positivity.Then, the packaging giant said that soaring e-commerce sales continued to drive adjusted profits higher, as did rising demand for packaging made from sustainable sources. And the future remains very bright. As the business said, “the core market growth drivers of e-commerce, consumer and retail channel evolution and plastic substitution are more relevant than ever in the post-Covid-19 environment.”At current prices DS Smith trades on a forward P/E ratio of 11 times. It carries a bulky 4.6% dividend yield, too. And so I’d use recent price weakness as an opportunity to buy this FTSE 100 star.A 9% FTSE 100 yieldDirect Line Insurance Group also looks too good to miss at current prices. Today it can be snapped up on a forward P/E multiple of 11 times for 2020, though admittedly this isn’t why it catches my eye. Its 9% dividend yield makes it one of the best FTSE 100 income stocks to buy today.Even nervous investors can afford to buy Direct Line today. Even when people’s spending power falls during tough economic times like these their demand for general insurance remains robust. Sales of car insurance products, a specialty of this FTSE 100 insurer, stay particularly strong owing to its legal requirements. In my opinion the company’s cheap valuation doesn’t reflect its rock-hard defensive qualities and this makes it a top buy today. Image source: Getty Images. 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. Royston Wild owns shares of DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith. 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. 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. 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.last_img read more

The Tesco share price: I’d take this action right now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. At 214p, the Tesco (LSE: TSCO) share price is back down near its spring, coronavirus-crash low. Meanwhile, City analysts have pencilled in a robust double-digit percentage rebound in earnings for the trading year to February 2022.If this happens, earnings will then be within a whisker of what the company achieved in the year to February 2020. And that was before Covid-19 hit the economy.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…Does the Tesco share price undervalue the company?In an update near the end of June, chief executive Dave Lewis explained the costs of adapting the business for Covid-19 “have been significant.”  Meanwhile, business rates relief and increased sales volumes only partially offset those costs. Nevertheless, he expects operating profit for the retail operation to come in around flat this year compared to last year.However, Tesco will likely report a loss for its bank of between £175m and £200m in the current trading year. The directors think a surge in bad debts is coming because of fallen GDP and rising levels of unemployment. Overall profitability is “impacted in the short term,” the directors reckon. And the working assumption City analysts have is for a decline in overall earnings near 20% for the current trading year.Between the mid-March low and mid-May, the share price rebounded by around 20%. But now it’s dropped back again. Does that combination of circumstances make the stock attractive now? Not to me. I’ve been arguing for a while the business looks over-valued.In an article in April, for example, I said Tesco is “a low-margin, high-volume business operating in a cutthroat sector with disruptive competition nipping at its heels.” Indeed, the rise of agile competition from Aldi, Lidl and others appeared to blindside the entire established supermarket sector a few years ago. Tesco saw the collapse of its fragile profits and reducing turnover — factors that pulled the rug from under the share price.A challenging sectorLewis executed a masterful turnaround. And, for a while, we saw double-digit increases in annual earnings. But I reckon the stock market became too excited about those figures, and the valuation overshot to the upside. However, stripping out costs and improving efficiency can only go so far. And those tasty earnings rises were never going to continue.I reckon we’re now seeing the gradual unwinding of the over-valuation. To me, that’s one reason the shares are weak. And there isn’t much prospect of steady growth on the horizon. Instead, Tesco seems to be retreating from its global ambitions and aiming to build its defences against the onslaught from domestic competition.Meanwhile, the forward-looking dividend yield is just above 4% for next year. That’s insufficient compensation for the risks I’d be taking with an investment in Tesco. I’d want a yield above 5% at least.After all, the operating margin is running below 4%, which means the firm has little ammunition to fight back. I see the most likely outcome for Tesco’s business as a managed decline in the coming years, so I’m avoiding the shares. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. The Tesco share price: I’d take this action right 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. 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.center_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 Kevin Godbold | Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 | More on: TSCO Image source: Tesco Bank. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Here’s how I’d invest £20k in 2021 to make a million

first_img Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown and Micro Focus. 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. 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. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Here’s how I’d invest £20k in 2021 to make a million I think the best way to invest £20k is in the stock market, particularly if I hope to make a million. I like to follow in the footsteps of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. Both he and his friend and colleague, Charlie Munger, advocate a buy and hold approach to investing. This is a tried and tested method first made famous by value investor Benjamin Graham in his 1934 book, The Intelligent Investor.Deciding where and how to invest £20k£20k is a lot of money, so to put it to work I need to consider my options. I’d begin by deciding where to buy my stocks. I think a Stocks and Shares ISA or Self-invested Personal Pension (SIPP), through a reputable broker such as Hargreaves Lansdown or AJ Bell, is the best starting point.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…There will be fees incurred on each transaction, but fees on funds are lower than on individual equities. I’d probably allocate £3,000 to five individual stocks and the remaining £5k I’d split into five funds. If I hope to make a million, these need to be held for a minimum of five years, preferably many more.Make a millionIf I could guarantee a 12% effective annual return on my investment, I could invest £20k, leave it for 35 years and I’d be a millionaire, with a total sum of £1,055,992 accumulated. However, 12% every year for 35 years is pretty difficult to achieve. Therefore, if I could afford to top up my initial £20k investment, with a regular monthly sum, then I could achieve the millionaire mark at a lower interest rate.With a 9% effective annual rate, £230 a month deposit for 30 years, on top of my initial £20k investment, would result in a final sum of £1,032,282. Or, by upping the timeline and monthly amount to 43 years at £450 respectively, I’d bring the interest rate right down to a very achievable 5% and the final sum would be £1,008,775.While time, patience, and cash are a given, this goes to show it’s possible for ordinary people to become ISA millionaires.What stocks should I buy in 2021?With the likelihood of a vaccine rollout and normality returning in 2021, there may be less volatility in the UK stock markets. However, I don’t think that will be the case until later in the year. I believe the best way to invest £20k is to diversify my portfolio with a mixture of sectors and possibly countries, which may mean choosing an emerging markets fund or solid US stock. But with Brexit out of the way, the UK government wants to focus its efforts on ensuring the UK remains a financial hub of excellence. For this it will encourage investment in technology and financial stocks.Micro Focus is a tech company that helps companies upgrade and secure their systems. Security is a big issue as cyber attacks have massively increased during the pandemic and I think this will continue to be an area of growth next year. Augmentum Fintech is a venture capital company investing in fast growing fintech businesses. So, I might consider one of these.It can be difficult to know the best UK shares to buy now on my quest to make a million. I’d probably choose to invest £20k across fintech, oil, pharmaceuticals and emerging markets to ensure diversified exposure to several areas of growth. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Enter Your Email Address Kirsteen Mackay | Saturday, 5th December, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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.last_img read more

Should I back the IAG and easyJet share prices in 2021?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! If I had to pick out the worst-performing investments of 2020, the IAG (LSE: IAG) share price and easyJet (LSE: EZJ) share price would have to be strong contenders.In a year in which global air travel came to a virtual standstill, these two firms saw their sales and net income plunge. Both companies, which were formally some of the most fiscally healthy airlines in Europe, have had to rush to raise funds from investors to keep the lights on and planes in the sky.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…However, as the world starts to move on from the pandemic, I think these investments may begin to shine again in 2021. And with that being the case, I’m beginning to wonder if I should back the IAG share price and that of its smaller peer in the new year.Major headwinds Before the pandemic, easyJet was considered to be one of Europe’s best-run airlines. Now it’s not so clear.Nevertheless, what is clear is the fact that the group has managed to maintain its brand reputation. When the air travel market opened briefly over the summer, consumers flocked to the company. This helped support the easyJet share price, as it bought in some much-needed cash.Based on this, I think that if the business does manage to weather the storm, it could be a good investment in 2021. The company has claimed it has enough funding to get it through the pandemic in the near term. That’s incredibly positive. If true, when sales start to pick up again in the new year, easyJet could achieve a faster recovery than its peers.By comparison, I don’t think the IAG share price presents such an attractive proposition. The owner of the British Airways brand doesn’t have the same level of flexibility as its smaller peer. That’s something that concerns me.IAG share price concernsIAG’s flagship BA brand harvests the majority of its revenues from the lucrative Atlantic market between London and New York. The company controls most of the landing slots on this route in the UK, which gives it a strong competitive advantage.But in other markets, it doesn’t have a similar advantage. This could prove to be a problem over the next few years as other airlines fight each other for customers. Speaking from personal experience, I know that the BA offering is more expensive than that of easyJet across Europe, with the same level of comfort. In an economic recovery, consumers are unlikely to want to pay more for a similar product.As such, while I do believe the IAG share price could yield positive total returns for investors in the long run, I’d rather own the easyJet share price. In my opinion, the latter’s product should appeal to consumers much more in economic recovery. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Should I back the IAG and easyJet share prices in 2021? 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. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares 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.center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 25th December, 2020 | More on: EZJ IAG 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

How to make passive income from dividends in 2021

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Paul Summers | Sunday, 27th December, 2020 See all posts by Paul Summerscenter_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. 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. How to make passive income from dividends in 2021 Setting up a passive income stream with whatever savings one has could be a very wise way to begin 2021. With the Covid-19 continuing to hold businesses back and unemployment levels likely to rise, having a second source of cash coming in never made more sense.Here’s how I’d get started.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…Passive income 101The first thing to sort before buying anything whatsoever is to open up a Stocks and Shares ISA. By doing so, I know that any dividends I receive won’t be taxed. That might mean saving only a few pence in the beginning, but it could amount to an awful lot of pounds as the years pass.As an aside, sheltering my investments in an ISA will also protect me from paying capital gains tax further down the line when I come to sell. Again, why would anyone want to hand back money to the government if they can legally avoid doing so?Buy the bestOnce an investor has an ISA ready to go, it’s time to buy some shares. Rather than dive in indiscriminately however, I’d look for the best of the best. The first thing I’d check for is whether a firm is actually paying dividends. Unfortunately, a lot of previously great dividend stocks are not currently giving anything back due to the coronavirus. This may be because they’d rather not or, more worryingly, because they simply can’t. Assuming a company is still providing holders with a passive income stream however, the next thing to check is whether the dividends are sustainable. The key thing to look at here is the dividend yield.As a rough rule of thumb, a yield greater than 6% usually requires further investigation. It suggests the market suspects this cash may not be returned. Since a yield can look massive when a share price has fallen heavily, it’s vital to check how a company is faring before buying its shares.  Another ratio to look at is the dividend cover. This is the extent to which dividends are covered by profits. A cover of two is ideal here. Anything less than one is best avoided. It means a company is tapping into its reserves to pay shareholders.A final thing to note is whether dividends have been/are increasing. A regularly-hiked payout suggests a business is growing and management is confident about the future. Stagnant dividends can point to a company treading water.Plan BIf picking individual stocks feels too risky, there’s another way of generating passive income. This involves buying what’s known as an exchange-traded fund. These cheap funds simply track a basket of shares rather than a single company. The iShares Core FTSE 100 UCITS ETF, for example, generates the same return as the FTSE 100 index. Most importantly, buying a product like the one above pays dividends. At the time of writing, the iShares ETF yields a very respectable 3.1%. That’s a lot more than I’d get from a Cash ISA!One last thingAlthough spending any dividends I receive from shares is tempting, I’m also aware that reinvesting this cash will make me considerably richer in time thanks to the brilliance of compound interest. While generating a second income in 2021 is wise, throwing whatever I receive back into the market is an even better plan.Receive, reinvest, repeat. That’s the Foolish way. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Forget gold! I’d buy dirt-cheap shares now and hold them forever

first_imgForget gold! I’d buy dirt-cheap shares now and hold them forever 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. 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” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Buying gold today may seem to be a better idea than investing money in dirt-cheap shares. After all, the world economy faces an uncertain outlook in 2021. The coronavirus pandemic may cause further disruption, while political challenges may have a negative impact on GDP growth.However, buying undervalued stocks and holding them for the long run could be a more profitable move versus holding the precious metal. Their recovery prospects, low prices and track record of performance suggest that they could outperform gold in the coming years.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’s uncertain futureWhile gold may outperform dirt-cheap shares in the short run due to the aforementioned risks to global economic growth, its long-term prospects may be less impressive. Since global GDP growth has always returned to relatively high levels in the past, it seems likely that investor sentiment will strengthen in future. This may mean that demand for defensive assets, such as gold, weakens to some degree in the coming years. The end result may be a poor performance from the precious metal on a relative basis.Furthermore, gold may not offer good value for money at the present time. It has traded higher in 2020, while many high-quality companies continue to offer wide margins of safety. Its current price may fully factor-in threats to the world economy. Therefore, even if there is a period of further uncertainty for investors, the gold price may lack scope to make further gains.Buying dirt-cheap shares for the long runBy contrast, buying dirt-cheap shares today could be a profitable long-term move. The stock market has a long track record of recovering from its various challenges to post new record highs. In doing so, stock valuations have historically reverted to their long-term averages. This means that today’s undervalued stocks could make gains as investors become more upbeat about their operating environments in a growing world economic environment.Investors who have purchased cheap shares in high-quality businesses have generally benefited from market cycles. In other words, buying equities at low prices and holding them for the long run allows an investor to capitalise on the ups and downs of the stock market. Over time, this may mean they can outperform the returns of indices such as the S&P 500 and FTSE 100.Opportunities to buy cheap stocks todayEven though many of 2020’s dirt-cheap shares have enjoyed strong recoveries, a number of companies continue to offer good value for money. Investors are concerned about the prospects for a number of sectors in 2021, including industries such as banking, hospitality and energy. As such, there may be opportunities to buy undervalued stocks in those, and other, sectors at the present time.Over time, a diverse portfolio of such companies can deliver high returns that outperform other assets such as gold. In doing so, they could provide an investor with an improving financial outlook. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

I’m looking at these investment themes to build wealth in 2021

first_imgI’m looking at these investment themes to build wealth in 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Recently, I wrote about three big investment themes that I am looking to invest in for 2021. In this article, I’ll talk about another two that I am looking at for the coming year and beyond. Environmental, social, and corporate governance2020 was a big year for the ESG or sustainable investing theme. Huge amounts of money flowed into stocks and funds that scored well across the three central factors for measuring the sustainability and societal impact of investing. The pandemic’s imminent threat seems to have sharpened focus on longer-term issues like climate change. Questions surrounding the fair treatment of workers, both before and after hiring are growing louder.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…There are now requirements for fund managers to disclose how they incorporate ESG factors into their investment decisions. Also, individual companies are starting to report more on how they perform across the environmental, social, and corporate governance axis. ESG investing does appear to be coming of age.One way to play the ESG trend might be to exclude companies that don’t score well. As examples, think of oil & gas companies that are not transitioning to a renewable future, or perhaps fast fashion companies that score poorly for sustainability. Trying to buy companies that do well on ESG measures is the more obvious path. However, defining what falls under the umbrella of ESG and how to score companies is tricky. Instead, I prefer to buy sustainable funds, that have the resources and expertise to develop a robust framework for selecting ethical investments, to play this trend. As examples, Royal London Sustainable leaders and Liontrust Sustainable Future Growth are two funds that have performed strongly over the last 10 years.5G investment themeThe fifth-generation (5G) technology standard for broadband cellular networks means faster mobile (wireless) data speeds and greater capacity. Buying into telecommunications stocks might seem like the natural way to play the 5G investment theme. I am not so sure.The most bandwidth-taxing activities of your average mobile network Internet connection user are streaming music and video. 4G is enough for the average user for now. The average user will likely transition to 5G-capable devices when they need to upgrade their mobile phone, rather than because they want a 5G device. Yet Telecoms companies have, and will continue to bid for 5G bandwidth in auctions. They have to do this to stay with the rest of the pack.But, for some users now and an increasing number in the future, 5G does enable mobile online gaming, connected devices, crystal clear video conferencing from anywhere and augmented reality. I prefer to play the 5G trend by focusing on companies serving customers who want 5G right now.IQE makes compound semiconductor wafers that end up in integrated circuits. It sees market growth opportunities in 5G handset applications and 5G infrastructure. Concurrent Technologies makes embedded computer products for use in many applications. Communications with and between embedded devices is something that 5G is beneficial for. Smart cities and homes, or the Internet of Things will rely on embedded devices and speedy communication between them. Spirent Communications helps businesses develop and test their 5G networks and 5G capable devices, among other things. This is how I would look to play the 5G investment trend: looking for companies that benefit from incremental adoption of 5G technologies. 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. 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 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by James J. McCombie Enter Your Email Address James J. McCombie owns shares in Spirent Communications. 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. James J. McCombie | Friday, 15th January, 2021 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

The prospect of rocketing earnings ahead tempts me into this FTSE share today

first_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The release of today’s full-year results report has sent shares in Kenmar Resources (LSE: KMR) higher today.The mining company produces titanium minerals and zircon from its operations in Mozambique. And it supplies customers operating from more than 15 countries. The raw materials end up in finished products such as paints, plastics and ceramic tiles.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…Strong demand and rising pricesManaging director Michael Carvill said demand for the company’s main product, ilmenite, was “strong” in 2020. He explained that ilmenite is undersupplied across the world. And that’s happened because of depleting ore bodies in Africa, mine closures in Australia, and ongoing restrictions in India.One consequence is average prices rose by 9% in 2020. And Carvill said that momentum “accelerated” in the past few months. And it’s a similar story with many commodities. Prices have been shooting higher and mining companies have been making more money. Many mining stocks are a lot higher today than they were at the beginning of 2020.At 403p, Kenmar’s share price has risen by around 70% since the beginning of January last year. However, today’s figures have mostly moved in the ‘wrong’ direction compared to the outcome in 2019. Ilmenite production declined by 15% and total shipments of the finished product fell by 17%. The company said that outcome arose because of poor sea conditions, and works to upgrade transhipment capacity, on top of the lower production volumes.Revenue declined by 10%. Although higher average selling prices partially offset reduced volumes. But cash operating costs shot up by 19% because of those lower production volumes. The effect overall was a massive squeeze on profits after tax, which plummeted by 63%. Nevertheless, the directors pushed up the total shareholder dividend for the year by 22%. Why? Because it’s all about looking ahead.Development projects to boost productionCity analysts expect earnings to rocket more than 400% higher in 2021. The company has been investing in development projects that look set to improve operations ahead. Better production looks like it could combine with higher commodity prices to produce the elevated earnings outcome.Forward-looking valuation measures make the stock look cheap against those earnings projections. The earnings multiple for 2012 is around six and the anticipated dividend yield is close to 3.5%. However, I’m being careful never to forget the inherent cyclicality in the business. Only around four years ago, the company was loss-making. And there’s a long history of volatile earnings.Kenmare and other mining outfits can do all the development projects they like to improve production. But if the prices of the commodities they deal in plunge, the economics of their businesses may fall apart. And that’s why we see such volatile lurches in earnings, dividends and share prices in the mining sector.It’s a big risk for investors. And with Kenmare having made decent profits for a number of years already, I have to wonder how close the business is to its next cyclical plunge. Nevertheless, I’m tempted to jump into a few of the company’s shares now while keeping one hand on the ejector seat handle. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 | More on: KMR center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. The prospect of rocketing earnings ahead tempts me into this FTSE share today 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.last_img read more

Science Group’s share price hits record highs after trading update

first_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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Science Group’s share price hits record highs after trading update Market appetite for UK shares remains quite sickly, as worries over rising inflation dominate investor thinking. Both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are in the red in Wednesday trading, though not all British stocks are struggling for grip. The Science Group (LSE: SAG) share price, for instance, has soared following the release of fresh financials.Prices of the consultancy group soared to fresh record peaks of 399p per share earlier in mid-week trading. They’ve settled lower but, at 390p, the Science Group share price remains 11% higher from Tuesday’s close.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…Strong trading across Science GroupIn today’s update, Science Group, which describes itself as “an international consulting services group supporting the entire product innovation lifecycle,” said all three of its divisions have enjoyed “a good start to the year.”At its Services businesses, Science Group said its R&D Consultancy division — a unit responsible for around 44% of group revenues — “has seen particularly strong momentum in the Medical sector.” Growth here was strong in 2020, thanks to its participation in the UK government’s ventilator acquisition drive.Elsewhere, Science Group said “the Regulatory & Compliance division has continued the progress demonstrated in 2020.” Finally, it added that its Frontier product division “continues to perform well with material supply constraints likely to be the biggest risk in the current year.”On the back of this strong start, Science Group said it believes adjusted operating profit will grow 30% year-on-year in the first half of 2021. The company described it as “a particularly notable performance,” given the record profits it generated between January and June last year and the significant currency exchange headwinds it faces this time around.Asset sale ruled outScience Group also noted: “While it is still early in the year and the board is closely monitoring the impact of a strengthening sterling currency, this excellent start to 2021 provides a platform for the year as a whole and empowers the group management teams to continue to invest in future growth opportunities with confidence.”Additionally, Science Group said it has decided to retain its Frontier division after floating the idea of a sale earlier in the year. The company said ongoing review of the unit “not only confirmed the strategic position of Frontier but also identified a number of opportunities to further enhance and develop the business which are currently being evaluated.”Gross cash at Science Group stood at £29.5m as of 30 April, the firm said, while net funds clocked in at £13.3m. The company said added: “[Our] strong balance sheet and free cash flow generation enable [us] to continue to evaluate corporate opportunities to increase the scale and/or development of the Group in parallel with the organic investment activities.”City analysts think annual earnings at Science Group will rise 2% in 2021. This leaves the company trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.7 times. Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 | More on: SAG Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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.last_img read more

FTSE 100 shares I’d buy for large and growing dividends

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Andy Ross | Sunday, 23rd May, 2021 | More on: ADM RIO We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Andy Ross 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. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. FTSE 100 shares I’d buy for large and growing dividends Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… FTSE 100 shares are arguably still undervalued. It’s often argued UK companies remain cheap when compared to other regions of the world. A spate of recent purchases of UK-listed companies gives some credibility to this argument. A combination of value, as well as income from dividends as they recover and grow post pandemic, have brought these two FTSE 100 shares onto my radar.Cheap FTSE 100 minerRio Tinto (LSE: RIO) is one of the world’s leading mining companies. It certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea on ESG grounds, but if I look past that, it’s a FTSE 100 share that strikes me as being good for income.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…The dividend payout has been particularly strong in recent years, with consecutive special dividends pushing up the yield. The current dividend yield is 5.2%, far above the average for the FTSE 100. Projections are the dividend could end up being more like 10%. A weaker than expected start to 2021 is a risk I’ll keep an eye on. I think expectations for miners are high as economies reopen following the pandemic. Underperformance will likely hit the share price. Another risk is around the reputational damage caused by blowing up sacred caves in Australia. The incident has had political recriminations and led to executive replacements and a pay revolt from shareholders.Rio Tinto is certainly not a buy and forget share. The mining industry is too cyclical for that. However, for the next few years it could be a sector that produces strong and growing dividends. More evidence of a commodities supercycle, where commodities do well for an extended period of time, might encourage me to buy the shares.Steady, defensive companyThe insurance company Admiral (LSE: ADM) is a more defensive high-yielding FTSE 100 share. In that way, it would potentially complement the more adventurous Rio Tinto in my portfolio.Admiral has a dividend yield of 4%, slightly above the FTSE 100 average, but more importantly than that it raised its dividend by just under 44% between 2019 and 2020. That’s an impressive rate of growth for a FTSE 100-listed company. It is a strong sign of confidence from management.The insurer has a business model that provides it with income no matter what the economic backdrop is. That’s why I believe it will be able to keep paying a large, but also growing, dividend.Since lockdown, it has performed particularly well financially. The share price has also done well over at the same time. In the year to 31 December 2020, pre-tax profit from continuing operations pushed up 20% to £608.2m. The insurer also gained more customers.With earnings per share also growing year-on-year, I’m confident that Admiral is a well run company with a profitable future.Both Rio Tinto and Admiral are FTSE 100 shares that I think could perform well over the coming years. I also happen to think in my portfolio the cyclical miner and the defensive insurer could make a complementary pairing.last_img read more