13 November 2020

MultiChoice tops 20 million households

Growth in subscribers and a lid on costs helped the video entertainment group grow first-half earnings as advertising came under pressure.

Novus impacted by magazine closures

The printing and packaging group has taken steps to right-size its business, with the benefits expected next year and beyond.

Growthpoint falls after bookbuild

The real estate investment trust raised gross proceeds of R4.3 billion from the share placement with institutional investors.

Mediclinic still cautious about Covid-19

The private hospital group says after recovering, its Swiss and Middle East operations will be affected by a second wave of Covid-19.

Gold Fields settles into new normal

The two mines most affected by Covid-19, South Deep and Cerro Corona, have shown a strong recovery.

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These stocks sold off heavily this week on regulatory concerns. Ingham Analytics highlight in this note the relevant implications.

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)

No jackpot for Tsogo Sun Gaming

The casino operator will report an interim loss due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on its operations.

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

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

Thorts - The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on company valuations

Significantly more scenario and sensitivity analyses will need to be performed and mechanisms like earn-outs used to reduce the risks around the volatility of earnings and...



12 November 2020

Growthpoint sells shares to trim debt

The real estate investment trust wants to reduce leverage and maintain a strong balance sheet due to Covid-19.

Afrox prepares for Linde buyout vote

If the transaction proceeds, the gases and equipment group expects to delist from the JSE around the middle of January.

PPC remains cautious despite rising sales

The cement producer says it is on track to test investor appetite for the recapitalisation of its international operations by year end.

The Development and Importance of Financial Technology in South Africa

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Primeserv to report lower earnings due to Covid-19

The company says the lockdown impacted first-quarter sales as many of its clients were compelled to shut their businesses.

Spanjaard flags return to profitability

The lubricants and chemical products group reported a first-half loss last year due to distribution problems.

11 November 2020

Telkom rings up more mobile customers

Growth in its mobile business has placed it holiday as the third largest operator in the country.

US bounce

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Omnia flags explosive results

The chemicals, fertiliser and explosives group has benefitted from a restructuring and rights issue last year.

Life Healthcare says procedures are normalising

The private hospital group will report a decline in earnings after procedures were postponed as a result of Covid-19.

Sun International draws punters back

Following the reopening of Sun City in September, the hotel and casino group has reported a strong recovery in gaming revenue.

DealMakers South Africa M&A Analysis Q1-Q3 2020

Round up of South African M&A activity for the period Q1-Q3 2020 plus the M&A and GCF league tables

CSG turnaround pays off

The services group will return to profitability following a turnaround at its security division.

Metair hires Riaz Haffejee to replace retiring CEO

The energy solutions and auto components group says Haffejee has extensive knowledge and experience in the the automotive sector.


10 November 2020

MultiChoice broadcasts higher earnings

The video entertainment business says a narrower loss from its Rest of Africa business is behind the improvement.

Harmony benefits from higher gold as production recovers

At current prices and levels of production, the gold producer expects to be in a net cash position by the end of March.

Spur to dish up lower earnings

The restaurant group has booked impairments and is preparing for credit losses as a result of Covid-19.

Imperial mulls options for its international operations

The logistics group says the impact of Covid-19 has required it to priorities its capital allocation.

Optimistic Raubex declares interim dividend

After holding back on a final dividend last year, the group has gained confidence due to higher cash balances and a growing order book.

Luxe says sales are recovering

The luxury goods group has also reported a rise in robberies at its stores following the easing of the lockdown.

09 November 2020

Richemont targets China with new JV

The luxury goods group is part of a new joint venture with Farfetch as it tries to increase Chinese sales through digital channels.

Pepkor claims more market share

The retailer says trading conditions have favoured its defensive discount and value positioning in the market.

Motus motors ahead on trading update

The automotive group has projected a possible rise in first-half earnings.

Pan African rallies on possible tailings deal

The tailings pretreatment specialist says the acquisition is subject to the positive outcome of a lengthy due diligence.

The Week Ahead

Joe Biden wins the US presidency but the Democrats fail to win the senate.

Argent shielded by offshore businesses

The steel manufacturer and trader is not paying an interim dividend as it continues to buy back its own shares.

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