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eTranzact Posts N118.25m Decline in PAT in Q2 2020 as COVID-19 Bites

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eTranzact’s PAT Declines By N118.25 Million in Q2 2020

eTranzact, Nigeria’s premier payment processing platform, on Thursday reported N118.250 million decline in Profit After Tax (PAT) for the second quarter (Q2) ended 30th June 2020.

The payment company revenue declined from N6.458 billion filed in the same period of 2019 to N5.769 billion in the second quarter of 2020.

This decline continues with gross profit as it declined by more than 50 percent from N553.428 million posted in the corresponding quarter of 2019 to N248.899 million in Q2 2020.

Selling and marketing costs surged during the period under review to N12.272 million, up from N7.397 million posted in Q2 2019.

However, despite eTranzact moderating its administrative expenses from N470.962 million achieved in Q2 2019 to N389.271 million in Q2 2020, operating profit plunged from N75.069 million in Q2 2019 to -152.644 million in Q2 2020.

Even finance cost rose from zero recorded in the corresponding quarter to N4.973 million while investment income declined from N66.246 million filed in Q2 2019 to N39.367 million in Q2 2020.

Profit after tax plunged from N96.094 million filed in the second quarter of 2019 to N118.250 million in the second quarter of 2020.

The company total assets increased to N6.9 billion, up from N6.767 billion posted in the same period of 2019.

Surprisingly the company’s liability also surged from N6.459 billion to N6.895 billion during the period under review.

Equity attributed to owners stood at N5.923 million, down from 306.702 million posted in the corresponding period of 2019.

A critical look into the company’s financial statements showed the COVID-19 pandemic broadly impacted the company’s revenue as cash receipt from customers during the period declined from N25.205 billion in Q2 2019 to N11.616 billion in Q2 2020, plunging cash generated from operations by 50 percent from N458.107 million to N227.012 million in Q2 2020, the peak of COVID-19 disruption.

Still, eTranzact up its investment by purchasing property, plant and equipment worth N288.952 million during the period.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Stocks on Nigerian Exchange Limited Sustains Gain on Tuesday

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Listed stocks on the Nigerian Exchange Limited gained N36 billion on Tuesday to sustain Monday’s positive momentum.

The bourse All-Share Index rose by 0.18 percent from 39,312.74 index points on Monday to close at 39,382.96 index points on Tuesday. While the market value of listed equities expanded by N36 billion to settle at N20.527 trillion, up from N20.491 trillion recorded on Monday.

Investors traded 296.596 million shares valued at N3.362 billion in 4,265 transactions during the trading hours of Tuesday.

Meyer led gainers with N0.05 or 9.62 percent gain to close at N0.57 per share. This was followed by Presco with N6.90 or 9.58 percent gain as shown below.

Stock Market Snapshot

ASI 39,382.96
DEALS 4,265.00
VOLUME 296,596,623.00
VALUE N 3,361,573,907.37
EQUITY CAP N 20,527,328,320,996.84
BOND CAP N 17,216,586,380,738.50
ETF CAP N 18,261,586,163.62

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
MEYER N0.52 N0.57 0.05 9.62%
PRESCO N72.00 N78.90 6.90 9.58%
UAC-PROP N0.76 N0.83 0.07 9.21%
AFRIPRUD N6.00 N6.55 0.55 9.17%
UNITYBNK N0.55 N0.60 0.05 9.09%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
REGALINS N0.34 N0.31 -0.03 -8.82%
HONYFLOUR N1.20 N1.13 -0.07 -5.83%
CUTIX N2.21 N2.10 -0.11 -4.98%
UCAP N6.00 N5.76 -0.24 -4.00%
WAPIC N0.53 N0.51 -0.02 -3.77%

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ACCESS 58,558,705.00 N494,147,223.85
UACN 38,274,061.00 N394,222,603.70
FIDELITYBK 27,150,533.00 N62,355,969.20
ZENITHBANK 26,421,735.00 N609,738,886.60
TRANSCORP 15,626,067.00 N14,179,618.10

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Global Sell-off Should be a Reality Check for Investors: deVere CEO

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Concerns about inflation that are rattling global stock markets on Tuesday should be used as a reality check for investors, says the CEO of one of the world’s largest financial advisory and fintech organizations.

The observation from Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group comes as the pan-European Stoxx 600 index dropped 2.3%, with London’s FTSE 100 falling 2.4%.

Losses in Europe follow those in the Asia Pacific region. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed more than 2% lower and Japan’s Nikkei 225 ended the Tokyo trading session having shed more than 3%.

Meanwhile, U.S. futures are down across the board ahead of the opening bell in New York.

Mr Green says: “It is to be expected that there would be a jump in prices and supply shortages, in goods like chips and some commodities, as economies re-open and pent-up demand is unleashed by households, businesses and entire industries.

“We’re at a point of major readjustment following an unprecedented economic shock and this is fuelling concerns that rising inflation will trigger central banks to tighten monetary policy which will hit asset prices.

“It is this scenario that is rattling markets and triggering a global sell-off.”

He continues: “Tech shares are bearing the brunt of the sell-off, but this will also be used as an opportunity.

“With our daily lives becoming ever more digitalized – and at a staggering pace – tech will remain one of the mega-trends for investors for the foreseeable future.

“Savvy investors will be drawn to the massive growth that tech offers and this sell-off will used as a buying opportunity.  Nobody seriously believes the future isn’t online.”

Therefore, says Mr Green, investors would be wise to be “selective” about the sell-off.

“With some of the heat being taken out of the markets, with some stocks way too high, they are likely to – perhaps more judiciously than before – move to capitalize on this dip.”

The deVere CEO concludes: “Of course, I don’t have a crystal ball, but history shows that stock markets typically rise over the longer-term.

“Therefore, in the near future, I predict many investors will be seeking out the buying opportunities that exist.”

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Investors Jump on Union Bank of Nigeria’s Shares Amid Acquisition Rumour

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Shares of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, a leading financial institution in Nigeria, rose by 50 kobo or 9.26 percent on Monday following reports that Atlas Mara Limited, a 49.7 percent owner in the bank has been talking to investors to sell its stake.

Investors King had reported that Bloomberg sources claimed Atlas Mara Limited, a London Stock Exchange-listed pan-African banking group started by Mr. Bob Diamond is in talks with Zenith Bank, Access Bank and other investors across Africa to sell its holding in the bank.

Since the report became public investors have been acquiring shares of Union Bank in case Zenith Bank or Access Bank, one of the leading banks in the country, acquire it. Even the bank’s CEO, Godson Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, purchased an additional 2,431,917 ordinary shares of the bank on Thursday, according to the bank’s latest disclosure filing.

Union Bank of Nigeria was the third-highest gainer on Monday.

The Nigerian Exchange Limited gained N59.4 billion on Monday to close at N20.491 trillion on Monday.

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