25 October 2019

Clicks in fine health

Market share gains have helped the pharmacy, health and beauty retailer deliver double-digit earnings growth.

Altron on track with 2022 goals

The ICT and electronics group is ahead of its target to double EBITDA by the end of its 2022 financial year.

Life Healthcare benefits from healthier second half

The private healthcare group has reported strong revenue growth at its local and international operations.

Who’s doing what this week in the South African M&A space?

Description: Weekly summary of Merger & Acquisition activity by South African companies

Who’s doing what in the African M&A space?

Weekly summary of all Merger & Acquisition activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Quantum Foods hit by lower egg prices

The poultry and feeds group has warned of lower earnings due to a decline in egg prices and higher feed input costs.

Blue Label CEOs depart Cell C board

The founders of the company have nominated new members to the Cell C board as they focus on their core business.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies

24 October 2019

Cartrack racks up over 1 million customers

The vehicle telematics group expects double-digit growth in subscription revenue for the foreseeable future.

Distell in reasonable spirits

The wine and spirits group has grown first-quarter revenue in the single digits as it leverages current trends.

Quilter grows assets despite investment manager departures

The wealth manager says assets under management have grown for the year despite big client outflows after a team of managers left the firm.

Ingham Analytics issues a note on Sanlam entitled “Digital driver”.

Since Ingham Analytics issued their previous note on Sanlam the share price has soared by 12% to R81.

Stonehage Fleming-Trying to wrap their arms around the family.

Stonehage Fleming is one of the largest family office firms in the world and offers a bespoke service to its global clients.

Trans Hex to go ahead with buyout meeting

The diamond miner says it will not oppose the liquidation of West Coast Resources and will proceed with its general meeting next week.

23 October 2019

Prosus in hostile bid to devour Just Eat

The newly-listed group has trumped a rival bid from Takeaway.Com with its 710p per share offer.

Pick n Pay rallies on results

The retailer has lifted its interim dividend by 9.5 percent after a strong first half, sending its shares as much as 13 percent higher.

Minas-Rio ramp-up cushions Anglo

The diversified miner has raised its production target for the Brazilian iron ore mine after it bounced back from its suspension last year.

Ascendis continues its descent

The pharmaceuticals and healthcare group has impaired its businesses due to adverse trading conditions in SA and Europe.

CMH overtakes the market

The automotive group has managed to grow earnings in a declining market for new and used vehicles.

Oasis Crescent eyes logistics growth

The fund believes demand for logistics and data centres is likely to grow in the digital economy.

22 October 2019

Candy gets sweet on Capco

The central London property owner says it has not yet been approached by Candy Ventures with a possible cash offer for the group.

Balwin pays interim dividend as sales perk up

Despite its focus on cash preservation, the housing developer has declared an interim payout after selling almost a quarter more apartments.

Calgro M3 downscales as losses mount

The affordable housing and memorial parks developer had suspended some of its projects to preserve cash due to the tough economic climate.

Optimistic leaders are what the world needs

Purposeful optimism is not easy, especially in a time of pervasive negativity.

The Week Ahead 21 October 2019

Uncertainty on global equity markets remains.

Cashbuild reports a flat start to the year

The building materials retailer has reported a small rise in first-quarter revenue, supported by new store openings.

Phumelela hobbled on the home straight

The sports betting and horse racing group already warned it would not be in a position to pay a final dividend.

There's never been a better time to invest in a better world

It is possible to yield good returns and help combat climate change in the process.

21 October 2019

Finbond expects SASSA-induced earnings slump

Loans extended to SASSA clients declined by close to 95 percent following the switchover to the SA Post Office card.

Tiso Blackstar warns of wider loss

Full-year headline earnings per share will be as much as 166 percent lower due to the treatment of loans to liquidated steelmaker Robor.

Long4Life completes share buyback

The lifestyle investment group bought 50 million of its own shares last week in a move that will boost shareholder returns.

Sasol: When mega-projects turn into mega-challenges this share still has value...

Sasol shares have been under pressure since 22 May. Find out more here.

Stenprop boosts multi-let portfolio

The property investor plans to have 60 percent of its portfolio in multi-let industrial properties by the end of March.

Sekunjalo firms seek new auditors

Three companies linked to Sekunjalo are looking for new auditors after BDO South Africa said it would not seek reappointment.

There's never been a better time to invest in a better world

It is possible to yield good returns and help combat climate change in the process.

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