Tesla’s Market Value Rises Over $460bn
The coronavirus outbreak has affected many industries, but the automotive industry is among the hardest hit. After carmakers stopped production and dealerships closed showrooms amid COVID-19 lockdown, global car sales slumped worse than ever before.
However, the luxury car market was generally less affected by the financial downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data presented by Stock Apps, the market capitalization of the world’s most valuable car company, Tesla, hit over $460bn this week, almost seven times more than Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin combined.
Tesla Market Cap Soared 513% Since January
The 2020 has been a fantastic year for Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), despite the COVID-19 effects on the global automotive industry. The company’s stock price surged by nearly 200% in the last three months and they’re up about 500% on the year, despite a 4.9% revenue drop in the second quarter of 2020.
One of the reasons for such a premium valuation is Tesla’s ability to convince investors that it’s much more than just an automaker, and plans to make its vehicles capable of deploying into an autonomous “robotaxi” ride-sharing service prove that.
In December 2019, the market cap of the world’s most valuable car company stood at $75.7bn, revealed the YCharts data. By the end of the first quarter of 2020, this figure rose to $96.9bn, despite the COVID-19 crisis. Statistics show Tesla market cap surged by 107% in the next three months reaching $200.8bn value at the end of June. At the beginning of this week, it jumped over $460bn, which is four times the IBM market cap. Since the beginning of the year, the Tesla market cap has soared by 513%.
Ferrari Market Capitalization Rose by $7.1bn in 2020
The disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic caused a substantial hit to the Italian supercar maker Ferrari (NYSE: RACE), who was forced to close its factories for seven weeks. The Q2 2020 financial report revealed a 42% plunge in revenue year-on-year and halved shipment of vehicles due to both production and delivery suspensions.
The company also narrowed the range of its full-year profit guidance with the estimated revenue of more than €3.4bn, compared to previous guidance of €3.4bn to €3.6bn, and the adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of between €1.07bn and €1.12bn.
Nevertheless, the Italian luxury carmaker has performed better than most other car manufacturers and remains confident of a bounce-back in the second half of 2020 thanks to its strong order book.
In December 2019, the market capitalization of the Italian luxury carmaker touched nearly $41.2bn. After the Black Monday crash in March, this figure dropped to $38.7bn. However, the second quarter of 2020 witnessed an increasing trend, with the Ferrari market cap rising to $42.3bn in June. Statistics show the company’s market capitalization stood at $48.3bn at the beginning of this week, a 17% increase since January.
Porsche and Aston Martin Market Cap Plunged in 2020
While Tesla and Ferrari’s stocks performed well amid the coronavirus crisis, other leading luxury sports car manufacturers witnessed a plunge in their market capitalization since the beginning of the year.
Statistics show the combined value of shares of Porsche dropped by 19% in the last eight months, with the figure falling from $23.1bn in January to $18.7bn this week.
The financial results for the first half of the year revealed the German automaker’s sales decreased by 7.3% year-on-year to €12.42bn. The company recorded an operating profit of €1.2bn, while deliveries in the first six months of 2020 dropped by 12.4% globally to under 117,000 vehicles.
Statistics show Aston Martin (LON: AML) more than quadrupled its operating loss for the first six months of 2020 after a sharp fall in sales and revenue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The British sports car manufacturer sold just 1,770 vehicles in the first half of the year, while total retail sales stumbled to £1.77bn, a 41% plunge year-on-year.
Moreover, the company’s market capitalization halved in 2020, with the combined value of stocks falling from $1.6bn in January to $760.2 million in August.
Nestlé S.A. Up Stake in Nestle Nigeria Plc to 66.3%
Nestlé S.A. Switzerland Increased Stake in Nestle Nigeria Plc to 66.3%
Despite growing economic uncertainties amid a decline in economic productivity, Nestlé S.A, Switzerland, the parent company of Nestlé Nigeria Plc, has continued to up its ownership percentage in Nestle Nigeria.
Nestlé S.A, Switzerland now owned 66.3 percent of the Nigerian subsidiary.
This was after the company purchased additional shares of 229,697 units in Nestle Nigeria to bring the company’s total purchase from August 20 to date to 977,744 units.
Nestlé S.A has now spent a total sum of N1.17 billion to buy shares in three transactions in its Nigerian subsidiary in 22 days.
A break down of the transactions revealed that the purchase consideration for the 229,697 additional units of Nestlé Nigeria shares at an average price of N1,249.65 per unit is put at N287 million.
Experts said Nigerian shareholders were willing to sell because of the ongoing economic hardships being witnessed in the country.
The National Coordinator, PSAN, Boniface Okezie, said, “It is expected for the foreigners to take the holdings since Nigerian shareholders are offering to sell and no domestic investor has the ability to purchase.
“I don’t see it as a mission to take over the company; I believe it is a morale booster to the Nigerian company. The regulators are watching and they will react if they are crossing the threshold.”
Nigerian Stock Exchange to Benefit From Low Valuations – Experts
Stock Market to Benefit From Low Valuations – Experts
Investment experts have said the Nigerian Stock Exchange would benefit from low stock valuations despite the present mixed performance following sell pressure in banking stocks.
The experts hinged their analysis on the usual investors’ search for undervalued yields with strong fundamentals.
The NSE market capitalisation expanded by N14 billion last week but the All Share Index declined by 0.08 percent 25,572.57 basis points, highlighting the mixed performance of the Exchange amid growing economic uncertainties.
The analysts at Cordros Capital, in the review of the week performance, said the bourse could see a positive performance in the long run over compelling valuations while advising investors to exercise cautions when buying given current uncertainties.
They stated: “In the absence of a positive catalyst, and given the still uninspiring macro story, we guide investors to trade cautiously in the short term.
“However, we expect the market might benefit over the longer term on compelling valuations and as investors seek alpha-yielding opportunities in the face of negative real returns in the fixed income market.”
Experts at Afrinvest Securities, another Lagos-based investment banking company, said the new week would see investors taking profit, a situation they said could weigh on the Exchange and plunge stock value.
Stock Market Cap Appreciates by N14 Billion this week as NSE All-Share Index Dips
Stock Market Gained by N14 Billion this week Amid Economic Uncertainties
The market value of the Nigerian Stock Exchange expanded by N14 billion this week despite weak market sentiment amid growing economic uncertainties.
Investors traded a total turnover of 1.139 billion shares worth N12.692 billion in 17,109 deals during the week, against a total of 1.226 billion shares valued at N10.842 billion that exchanged hands in 19,529 deals in the previous week.
The sectoral performance showed the Financial Services industry led activity chart in terms of volume traded with 870.300 million shares valued at N7.863 billion traded in 9,427 deals, therefore, contributing 76.43 percent and 61.95 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The Industrial Goods industry followed with 62.689 million shares worth N1.162 billion in 1,557 deals. The third place was the ICT industry, with a turnover of 50.859 million shares worth N2.552 billion in 619 deals.
Trading in the top three equities namely FBN Holdings Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc. (measured by volume) accounted for 353.048 million shares worth N4.018 billion in 3,095 deals, contributing 31.00% and 31.66% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
A break down of the week activities showed investors traded 257,027,926 shares valued at N3,320,061,770 in 3,567 deals on Monday, September 14, 2020. While 245,139,497 shares worth N3,013,027,933 exchanged hands in 3,597 transactions on Tuesday of the same week.
Investors traded 211,816,446 shares valued at N2,417,710,834; 231,201,739 shares worth N2,095,227,478 and 193,495,274 shares valued at N1,845,658,982 in 3,651, 3,360 and 2,934 deals on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively.
The market capitalisation of listed equities appreciated by 0.10 percent or N14 billion from N13.351 trillion last week to N13.365 trillion this week.
While NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 0.08 percent or 19.38 basis points from 25,591.95bps last week to 25,572.57bps this week.
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