03 November 2020

Aspen jumps on Covid-19 vaccine deal

The pharmaceuticals company has invested R3 billion in the Port Elizabeth facility where it can produce more than 300 million doses a year of the vaccine.

AngloGold Ashanti to double dividend ratio

The gold mining company has benefitted from a rising gold price as it continues to reduce debt.

Buckle up?

Top trader Andrew Kinsey has sage words for investors in the light of the pandemic lockdowns in Europe and the US presidential elections.

Sibanye-Stillwater plans odd-lot offer

The number of shareholders on its registers has jumped by 60 percent following the acquisition of Lonmin last year.

Altron to proceed with Bytes UK listing

Shareholders will end up with 3 Bytes shares for every 8 Altron shares they hold plus some cash.

Tiger Brands claws back some earnings

The company says its operating performance was better than expected towards the end of the year, with few supply chain disruptions.

enX warns of full-year loss

The industrial group has been impacted by Covid-19-related costs and a number of impairments.




02 November 2020

Prosus plans $5 billion share buyback

The consumer internet company will buy its own shares as well as those of Naspers in a further attempt to narrow its discount to NAV.

MTN rises on growing subscriber base

The network operator has also completed the sale of its Jumia stake for net proceeds of R2.3 billion.

Glencore cuts coal guidance as strike continues

The commodities mining and trading giant has maintained guidance for other metals and minerals following a third-quarter recovery.

MC Mining makes progress with Makhado funding

The coal group expects to conclude debt and equity funding for the project by the end of this year or the first quarter of 2021.

Your retirement funds could be more flexible than you realize

Most South Africans, who can afford to, invest in a retirement fund. This is primarily due to the tax rebate given.

The Week Ahead

US economy looking better but the acid test will be the fourth quarter. So with hindsight, it appears that GDP growth is improving in the developed...

Texton rallies on mandatory offer

The property fund says a buyout consortium does not intend to apply for its delisting from the JSE.

30 October 2020

Nedbank says loan demand is recovering

The bank is still guiding for full-year earnings to be more than 20 percent down from last year.

Bulk commodities save Afrimat

A firmer iron ore price offset reduced demand for its industrial minerals and construction materials.

Sibanye-Stillwater pledges superior returns for shareholders

The precious metals group has used its strong cash flow to reduce debt as it benefits from rising commodity prices.

AB InBev says cheers to dividend due to Covid-19

The brewer is sticking to its commitment to pay down debt, which has been impacted by the pandemic.

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)

AH-Vest dishes up a maiden dividend

Despite significant Covid-19 disruptions to its supply chain, the food group grew full-year earnings by more than a third.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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




29 October 2020

Mboweni grapples with fiscal decline

Failure to address the deterioration in the fiscal position could lead to a sovereign debt default, eroding gains made since 1994.

WBHO to report a loss as Probuild sale proceeds

The construction and engineering group has been hampered by Covid-19 and loss-making projects in Australia.

Ant’s away

Ant and Tencent's WeChat Pay are formidable competitors. Ingham Analytics believe that Tencent has been positively affected by the Ant buzz.

MTN Nigeria reports strong subscriber growth

The network operator says operating conditions remain challenging despite the relaxation of lockdown restrictions.

Kibo secures third UK site

The energy group plans to list its UK subsidiary this year as it builds a portfolio of flexible power projects across the UK.

A2X: 37 listings and over R200m of available savings in just three years

A2X offers an additional platform for companies or issuers of exchange traded products to secondary list their shares or units for trade. Find out more...

Etion may dispose of underlying businesses

Shares in the digital technology group rallied after it said it planned to unlock value for investors.

28 October 2020

Santova buoyed by global expansion

The trade solutions and logistics group grew first-half earnings despite losses in its home market.

Value Group motors its way through Covid-19

The logistics group has increased its interim dividend after growing its customer base and cutting costs.

DRDGOLD plans interim dividend

Barring any unforeseen events, the gold producer plans to pay an interim payout as it benefits from rising production and a higher gold price.

Stadio moves ahead with single brand strategy

The higher education group has merged four of its brands into a single multiversity in a move that will result in efficiencies.

Will Big Tech stocks sink under a tsunami of new regulation?

Since the start of the 21st century, the tech sector has been responsible for much of the growth in stock valuations. As a result, we now...

The Finance Challenge for SMEs in South Africa

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are frequently referred to as the backbone of the South African economy, accounting for around 91% of formal business entities and...

RH Bophelo flags strong first-half performance

The healthcare investment group will report a big increase in earnings and an improvement in its net asset value.

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