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SWOOTs capitalization depreciates as Dangota Cement’s market value drops N477 billion

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Dangote Cement’s market value drops N477 billion, to weigh down the SWOOTs capitalization further

The combined market capitalization of the stocks worth over one trillion (SWOOTs) depreciated by 2.11% to close at N15.06 trillion from N15.39 trillion the previous week, reflecting a loss of N324.48 billion. Stocks included in this classification are AIRTELAFRICA, BUA CEMENT, DANGOTE CEMENT, NESTLE and MTNN Plc.

Dangote Cement Plc – N252.00

Dangote Cement Plc’s share price declined by 10.00% to close at N252.00 at the end of the trading week as the company’s market capitalization stood at N4.29 trillion. The company, which is a competitor with Bua Cement Plc and Wapco Plc, has a total Market capitalization of N4.29 trillion.

Dangote Cement Plc is currently the most valued company quoted on the exchange and makes up roughly 30% of the total market capitalization of all stocks worth over one trillion.

The Q3 2021 financial result revealed that revenue grew by 16.53% while net income for the period appreciated by 4.94% from N82.54 billion in Q3 2020 to N86.62 billion in the current period.

MTNN Plc – N167.00

MTNN Plc’s share price, at the end of the trading week, closed at N174.50 per share, to appreciate by 4.50%, taking its market capitalization to N3.55 trillion at the end of the five trading sessions of the week. The communications company, a competitor with Airtel Nig Plc, has a total market capitalization of N3.55 trillion, N37 billion lower than Airtel Africa’s current market value.

MTNN Plc is the third-highest in market value on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX). The MTN group had last week commenced the sale of 575 million units of its Nigerian subsidiary shares to retail investors at a fixed price of N169 per share with an incentive of 1 free share per every 20 units of shares purchased, subject to the condition to hold for 12 months.

The company released its Q3 2021 financial result, reflecting a 22.89% growth in Revenue for the period, while profit after tax grew significantly by 58.99% from N49.36 billion in Q3 2020 to N78.48 billion in the current period.

Other companies under the SWOOT classification remained unchanged in share prices and their performances are summarized below:

Airtel Africa Plc – N955.00

Airtel Africa Plc’s share price closed the week to stand at N955.00 per share at the end of the trading week with a market capitalization of N3.59 trillion. The price increase took the company’s market value up by N18.79 billion.

The telecommunications company has initiated a process under which it seeks to buy back the 8.27% minority shareholdings at an offer price of NGN 55.81 per share. This trigged a buy interest in the company shares.

Airtel’s HY 2021 unaudited results for the period ended September 30th, 2021 revealed that Revenue grew by 20.21% from $965mn in the previous year to $1.16bn in the current period. In the same vein, Operating profit showed impressive growth to record a 45% increase from $262mn to $380mn.

Net Profit surged significantly by 118.18% from $88m to $192m. Airtel Africa Plc has an Earnings per share of 4.3 cents.

Nestle Nig Plc – N1,395.00

Nestle Nigeria Plc’s share price remained unchanged to close the week at N1,395.00 amidst sell-offs and buy-interests during the trading week. The Fast-Moving Consumer goods company currently has a market capitalization of N1.11 trillion. Nestle Nigeria Plc is the only company under the NGX Consumer goods Index to be worth over a trillion.

The Q3 2021 financial result revealed a 25.72% growth in revenue from N71.70 billion recorded in Q3 2020 to N90.15 billion. The consumer goods company reported a profit after tax of N11.85 billion, reflecting a growth of 17.2% from N10.11 billion in the corresponding quarter of 2020.

The FMCG announced an interim dividend of N25.00 to be paid to existing shareholders on December 6, 2021.

BUA Cement Plc – N74.50

Bua Cement Plc’s share price stood unchanged to close at N74.50, with the market capitalization standing at N2.52 trillion at the end of the trading week.

The company’s Q3 2021 financial report released during the week revealed a revenue of N62.63 billion, reflecting a growth of 13.27% from N55.29 billion in 2020. Similarly, net income increased by N3.76 billion, reflecting a 20.07% increase from N18.75 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2020, to N22.51 billion in the current period.

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