NEWS ARCHIVES


03 December 2020

Sasol prepares to bank Lake Charles proceeds

The energy and chemicals group says it has also successfully concluded talks with its lenders to keep its amended debt covenant in place.

EOH stages big turnaround

The technology services group is still trying to sell its IP businesses as it reduces debt while refinancing talks continue.

Froth back

Ingham Analytics have updated their assessment of Capitec in "Froth back?" in which they analyse the financial situation and flesh out the valuation metrics.

Tongaat soars as it returns to profitability

The sugar producer and landowner has also made progress in reducing debt in line with its commitment to lenders.

PPC reports solid improvement

The cement producer says after a difficult start to the year due to Covid-19, sales recovered strongly in the second quarter.

Nedbank to stick with SARB dividend guidance

The bank has reported a continued improvement since August but says a dividend is unlikely this year.

Remgro mops up illiquid RCL stock

The investment holding company says an offer to buy up to 100 million shares should not be seen as a takeover.

Altron raises price for Bytes listing

The technology group is planning to demerge and list its Bytes UK business on the London Stock Exchange before Christmas.

Redefine postpones dividend as it reduces debt

The real estate investment trust says offshore dividends were withheld and Covid-19 had a big impact on its local portfolio.

Equites to develop new Amazon centre

The distribution centre is the second development deal to arise from its partnership with UK property developer Newlands.

Ascendis well positioned for Covid-19

The pharmaceuticals group says its drugs and hospital equipment should offset the negative commercial impact of the pandemic.

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02 December 2020

Magic Markets Ep3: Touch my junk (bonds)

In the third episode of Magic Markets, we ask you to touch our junk.

Nampak unpacks full-year loss due to Covid-19

The packaging group was impacted by lockdowns, the ban on alcohol sales in SA and hefty impairments.

Sygnia rallies on upbeat forecast

After a good first-half, the fund manager says it will report strong full-year earnings growth.

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Altron raises price for Bytes listing

The technology group is planning to demerge and list its Bytes UK business on the London Stock Exchange before Christmas.

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Redefine postpones dividend as it reduces debt

The real estate investment trust says offshore dividends were withheld and Covid-19 had a big impact on its local portfolio.

Equites to develop new Amazon centre

The distribution centre is the second development deal to arise from its partnership with UK property developer Newlands.

Ascendis well positioned for Covid-19

The pharmaceuticals group says its drugs and hospital equipment should offset the negative commercial impact of the pandemic.




01 December 2020

Standard Bank says dividend remains uncertain

After holding back on an interim payout, the bank says a final dividend will depend on a host of factors including regulatory guidance.

Magic Markets Ep3: Touch my junk (bonds)

In the third episode of Magic Markets, we ask you to touch our junk. Well, our junk bonds.

BHP scopes up

ESG, short for environmental, social, governance may seem touchy-feely say Ingham Analytics but fund managers and even private investors are taking it seriously.

Invicta recovers following clean up

The investment holding and management company has sold businesses to strengthen its balance sheet while keeping a lid on costs.

Barloworld in a loss over Covid

The industrial group says it managed to maintain a strong balance sheet and cash balance, positioning it for the long-term.

The Week Ahead

Britain's forecast GDP contraction the worst in 300 years.

Vukile expects a better second half

The property fund has held back on an interim dividend and says its full-year distribution will be based on a 75 percent payout ratio.

Tharisa overcomes Covid challenges

The platinum and chrome producer has benefitted from an improved operational performance and higher PGM prices.

Aveng makes some progress despite Covid-19

The engineering and infrastructure group says it is focused on restructuring its balance sheet and reducing debt

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30 November 2020

EasyEquities propels Purple to profit

The online share trading and investment platform has scaled up significantly and entered new partnerships over the past year.

Resilient Bidvest says it is future fit

The industrial group says revenue and trading profit are in line with last year despite the impact of Covid-19 on growth and confidence.

Barloworld swings to a loss due to pandemic

The industrial group has faced a number of additional expenses and write-downs.

L2D warns of lower dividend

The property group says trading at its shopping centres has recovered but vacancies are also on the rise.

Delta sinks on results delay

Its shares slumped after it postponed the release of its interim results while it figures out the impact of fraud on its accounts.

Raubex seals Beitbridge contract

The public-private partnership includes a major upgrade of roads at the busiest inland border post in the country.




27 November 2020

Mr Price powers up with acquisition

The value retailer is also adding baby, school uniform and gifting lines to its offering.

Quantum sells more eggs during lockdown bake off

The poultry group says egg prices were supported by the lockdown but have since dipped following the easing of restrictions.

Kaap Agri brings back dividend

The group says footfall has returned to its retail fuel outlets and revenue has recovered - but not quite to pre-Covid-19 levels.

Nampak prepares investors for a loss

The packaging group has been impacted by Covid-19, impairments and volatile currencies.

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

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)

Murray and Roberts boosts its book

The engineering and construction group says new project awards are only likely to contribute to its second-half performance.

Stefanutti focused on restructuring

The beleaguered construction group is reducing loss-making projects so it can return to profitability.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - A BEE deal pandemic?

A key area of concern for companies where BEE deals are currently underwater is that their BEE status may be impacted.

Thorts - Unintended tax consequences for some non-residents after lockdown

Some non-residents who were unable to leave the country after March 2020 could become tax resident as a result of the lockdown rules

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