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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.

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Stock Market Sustains Gain as Investors Pocketed N1.668 Billion Last Week

The Exchange year-to-date return jumped by 172.36% from the 4.16% it closed in the previous week to 11.33% last week

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The Nigerian stock market extended gains last week after posting a N292 billion gain in the previous week as more investors jumped on oversold stocks with strong fundamentals.

During the week, activity rose with a total of 711.618 million shares worth N15.338 billion traded in 16,662 deals, against a total of 694.376 million shares valued at N8.667 billion that exchanged hands in 15,418 deals in the previous.

The financial services industry led the activity chart with 461.230 million shares valued at N3.697 billion traded in 7,653 deals. Therefore, contributed 64.81% and 24.10% to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The Conglomerates Industry followed with 99.881 million shares worth N139.213 million in 582 deals. In third
place was the ICT Industry, with a turnover of 37.953 million shares worth N7.577 billion in 1,050 deals.

Transnational Corporation Plc, AIICO Insurance Plc and Zenith Bank Plc were the three most traded equities during the week. The three accounted for 194.600 million shares worth N1.191 billion in 1,974 deals and contributed 27.35% and 7.76% to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) All-Share Index appreciated by 6.88% or 3,061.61 index points to close at 47,554.34 index points last week, up from 44,492.73 index points recorded in the previous week.

Market value of all listed equities improved by N1.668 billion from N24.234 trillion posted in the previous week to N25.902 trillion last week.

Similarly, all other indices finished higher with the exception of NGX Oil & Gas and NGX Sovereign Bond, which depreciated by 1.29% and 0.32% respectively, while the NGX ASeM and NGX Growth indices closed flat.

Forty-nine equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than thirty-one equities in the previous week. Nineteen equities depreciated in price lower than thirty-three in the previous week, while eighty-nine equities remained unchanged, lower than ninety-three equities recorded in the previous week.

The Exchange year-to-date return jumped by 172.36% from the 4.16% it closed in the previous week to 11.33% last week, Investors King research has shown. See the details of the top gainers and losers below.

 

 

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Stock Investors Gained N292 Billion Last Week

A total of 694.376 million shares worth N8.667 billion exchanged hands in 15,418 deals, in contrast to a total of 1.101 billion shares valued at N11.714 billion that exchanged hands in 15,697 deals in the previous week.

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Investors in the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) gained N292 billion last week as thirty-one equities led by Axamansard Insurance closed in the red.

During the week, a total of 694.376 million shares worth N8.667 billion exchanged hands in 15,418 deals, in contrast to a total of 1.101 billion shares valued at N11.714 billion that exchanged hands in 15,697 deals in the previous week.

The Financial Services Industry led the activity chart with 487.150 million shares valued at N4.229 billion traded in 7,527 deals. Therefore, contributing 70.16% and 48.80% to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The Conglomerates Industry followed with 61.896 million shares worth N77.471 million in 396 deals. The third place was the Consumer Goods Industry, with a turnover of 40.042 million shares worth N1.243 billion in 2,713 deals.

Access Holdings Plc, Transnational Corporation Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc accounted for 232.923 million shares worth N1.237 billion in 1,316 deals and contributed a combined 33.54% and 14.27% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The NGX-All Share Index appreciated by 1.22%, or 535.97 index points from 43,956.76 index points recorded in the previous week to 44,492.73 index points last week

Market Capitalization of all listed equities also rose by 1.22% to close the week at N24.234 trillion, up from the N23.942 trillion it closed in the previous week.

Similarly, all other indices finished higher with the exception of NGX Insurance, NGX Consumer Goods, NGX Oil & Gas, NGX Lotus II and NGX Industrial Good, which depreciated by 1.34%, 1.05%, 0.84%, 0.19% and 0.66% respectively, while the NGX ASeM, NGX Growth and NGX Sovereign Bond indices closed flat.

Thirty-one equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than twenty-seven equities in the previous week. Thirty-three equities depreciated in price lower than thirty-six in the previous week, while ninety-three equities remained unchanged, lower than ninety-four equities recorded in the previous week.

The year-to-date gain improved to 4.16%. See the details of top gainers and losers below.

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Nigerian Breweries Shareholders May Receive N85 Billion in Bonus Shares

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Nigerian Breweries shareholders have been recommended to receive bonus shares worth approximately N85 billion from the company. 

This was revealed following a regulatory filing over the weekend. The board of NB stated that in order to comply with the Corporate Affairs Commission’s directive for companies to remove unissued shares from their books, a bonus issue of one ordinary share of 50 kobo each will be issued to shareholders in the register of members at the close of business on Tuesday, December 06, 2022. 

It also stated that the bonus shares with a nominal value of N1.03 billion will be issued from the company’s share premium account, which had a balance of N77.5 billion and N84 billion as of October 31, 2022, according to the 2021 audited report and accounts. 

Investors King gathered that NB’s share price rose by N3.75 to N41.25 during last week’s trading session, according to the Nigerian Exchange Group Limited

Shareholders are expected to consider and approve an increase in the company’s share capital from N5 billion to N5.138 billion through the issuance of an additional 276.132 million ordinary shares of 50 kobo each, with such new shares ranking equally with the existing ordinary shares in the company’s share capital. 

The Extraordinary General Meeting is also expected to direct the board to amend the company’s Memorandum of Association in accordance with the resolutions, as well as to give the board the authority to carry out any other acts, deeds, or things they deem necessary to give effect to the resolutions, such as signing or authorizing the signing of all relevant documents and appointing any necessary professional adviser; and that all previous actions taken by the director be reversed.

A resolution authorising the capitalization of N1.028 billion from the share premium account for the payment of bonus shares of 2.055 billion shares to be distributed among members in the proportion of one new share for every four shares held is also expected to be approved by shareholders in accordance with Article 129 of the company’s Articles of Association.

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