GT Bank reported earning growth of 1.2 % (N 110.3 billion)

April 24, 2019 by  
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GT bank is listed on the Nigeria Stock Exchange and on the London Stock exchange. The bank has branches all over Africa and in some European countries. The bank is being led by Segun Agbaje. He is the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank. He is also a Director on MasterCard Advisory Board Middle East and Africa.

Guaranty Trust Bank plc became a publicly listed on the Nigeria Stock exchange in September 1996.

GT bank’s one year return was down -16.07 percent, with a 30 moving average of 18,239.840.  It’s paying 7.95 dividends.  The earning period of q2/2019 will be due on  July 24, 2019.

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its unaudited Financial Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.

The Bank recorded positive performance across all financial metrics with gross earnings for the period growing by 1.2% to ₦110.3billion from ₦109.0billion posted in March 2018. Profit before tax improved to ₦57.0billion from ₦52.6billion recorded in the corresponding period of March 2018, representing a growth of 8.3%. Customers’ deposits also rose by 6.0% to ₦2.410trillion in March 2019 from ₦2.274trillion in December 2018, whilst the Bank’s Loan book grew by 1.6% from ₦1.262trillion as at December 2018 to ₦1.282trillion in March 2019.

Balance sheet remained strong with the Bank closing the quarter ended March 31, 2019 with Total Assets of ₦3.556trillion and Shareholders’ Funds of ₦627.2Billion. In terms of Assets quality, NPL ratio and Cost of Risk closed 7.03% and 0.05% in March 2019 from 7.30% and 0.34% in December 2018 respectively. In addition, coverage for NPL stood at 90.12% while Full Impact Capital adequacy ratio remained very strong, closing at 22.25%. On the backdrop of this result, Post Tax Return on Equity (ROAE) and Return on Assets (ROAA) closed at 32.79% and 5.76% respectively. These indices are pointer to GTBank’s strategic positioning in Nigeria and other Countries where the Group operates.

Commenting on the first quarter results, the Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Mr Segun Agbaje, said; “Going into 2019, we knew that it would be a challenging year, but our strategy and unwavering focus on delivering value for our customers and shareholders continues to underpin our ability to consistently deliver solid results despite changing market variables. We carried on the momentum of the previous year, posting strong growth in earnings, effectively managing costs and leveraging our digital-first customer-centric strategy to deliver world-class services that are simple, cheap and easily accessible.”

He further stated that; “Whilst ensuring the long-term growth of our business is the greatest value that we can create for our communities, we are also leveraging our resources, expertise and network to help people thrive. That’s why, from April 28 to May 1, 2019, we are organizing the biggest food and drink festival in Africa to give small businesses in the food industry the platform, network and access to the markets that they need to grow.”

GTBank has continued to be best in class in terms of Profitability, Efficiency and Capital among Peers and other Financial Institutions in Nigeria. This is evidenced by its Earnings per Share of ₦1.74, Return on Equity (ROAE) of 32.79%, Cost to Income Ratio of 38.64% and Capital Adequacy of 22.25%. These metrics are a testament to the efficient management of the Bank. In recognition of the Bank’s bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service delivery and innovation, GTBank has been a recipient of numerous awards over the years. Some of the Bank’s recent awards include 2018 Bank of the Year – Nigeria from the Banker Magazine and 2018 Best Banking Group and Best Retail Bank Nigeria from World Finance Magazine.

Shell plans to Invest $15 Billion in the next 5 Years

April 24, 2019 by  
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Shell cooperation said it would invest $15 billion in Nigeria in Oil and Gas project across Nigeria over 5 years.  And the fund will be disbursed to help with projects around Nigeria.

Shell’s managing director for the Nigeria zone, Nosa Okunbor revealed the plan at the Nigeria Oil And Gas Opportunity Fair (NOGOF).

Shell is gearing up to position itself to be able to compete with Dangote refinery.  Dangote is building a refinery and the refinery set to begin operation very soon.

The 15 billion investments will make Shell a competitor in the Nigeria crude and refinery business. 

“These remain exciting times for Nigeria as Shell along with its partners will be maturing several projects in support of Nigeria’s growth ambition,” Okunbor told the fair attendees. He added that Shell will create thousands of jobs that will directly benefit the Nigeria economy.

He said that the Assa North Ohaji (Anoh) gas project in Imo State is expected to generate 300 million standard cubic feet of gas per day. The plant will supply gas for domestic use to meet 70 percent of the public demand.

“Benchmark for all these projects is to meet and where possible surpass the 70 percent Nigerian Content target. Employment opportunities are huge, not to mention the spin-off in allied services,” Okunbor added.

SAHCO to list shares on Nigeria Stock Exchange following IPO plan

April 15, 2019 by  
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Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) is expected to go public in other to raise funds from investors and it will list on the Nigeria Stock Exchange no earlier than this week.

Proposed deal IPO offer by SAHCO



by way of an Offer for Sale Of


Ordinary shares of 50 k obo each
N4.65 per share

Payable in full on Application

Following the completion of its initial public offering (IPO), Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc, will this week list its shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

What does Sahco Nigeria do ?

“Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) is 100% owned by the Sifax Group and incorporated as an Aviation Ground Handling Service Provider under the Nigerian Company & Allied Matters Act of 1990.

SAHCOL which was formerly known as Skypower Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO), before it was privatized and handed over to the Sifax Group on the 23rd of December 2009,was carved out of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited as part of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation’s reform of 1996.

Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO), with its new private sector management composition and orientation has kicked off the development of business models geared towards ushering in efficient service delivery. Hence, SAHCO has invested in personnel development, state-of-the-art fleet replacement and massive infrastructural development, to ensure efficient and speedy service delivery.

Our duties in SAHCO involve all the actions that take place from the time an aircraft touches down on the tarmac to the time it is airborne. We also ensure that the right assignment is carried out in an efficient, speedy and safe manner, deploying the right tools.

SAHCO is significantly present in all the commercially operated airports in Nigeria, where excellent and speedy services are offered in the following areas: Ramp handling, Passsenger handling and Cargo handling”

43 Nigeria Stock Exchange companies released important information about dividend payments

April 12, 2019 by  
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43 listed companies on the Nigeria stock Exchange have released important dates on Dividends.

This information is important to the shareholder. It includes dividend declaration dates, dividend pay amount, qualification date, closure date, and payment date.

Notable companies are Transcorp, Zenith Bank, Dangote Cement, UBA bank, FCMB bank.

First Bank bans its stock selling and meets to decide when to release their financial report

April 11, 2019 by  
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First bank board members meet ahead of the earnings A1 2019 report. The Board member is scheduled to meet on April 25, 2019, and more information will be available to the shareholders and the public after the meeting. 

The company is currently working on the earnings report for the term that ended on March 31, 2019.  April 25 meeting will focus on discussing the financial report before the firm approves the financial statements to be released to the public.

“This is to inform the public and our stakeholders that the board of directors of FBN Holdings Plc will be meeting to consider the Q1 2019 Accounts, on Thursday, April 25, 2019,” the statement said.

As a result of this development, the board has announced the commencement of a closed period, prohibiting the trading of its shares on the NSE by some set of people.

“Consequently, there will be a closed period from Thursday, April 11, 2019, till 24 hours after the accounts are filed with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), in line with rule 17.18 of Part 2 (Issuer’s Rules) of the NSE’s Rule Book (2015),” the firm stated.

Jumia is preparing to list on New York Stock Exchange for $1.1 Billion locking out Nigerian Investors

April 10, 2019 by  
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The company is expected to go public to raise about $250 million to fund its business. The company is a market hub for online selling and buying. They started in Nigeria and they can be compared to Amazon and Alibaba. Jumia is the place to go to buy household products like technology devices, sneakers, home goods, toilet papers, sneakers and they offer services like hotel bookings, food deliveries, and other things.  

The company is valued at $1.1 billion dollars. ” The filing documents show that the company‘s operating losses increased from $173-million in 2017 to $190-million in 2018. On the other hand, turnover increased at a faster rate, suggesting the company is heading in the direction of profitability” – MSN. 

If the company lists on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), it will lock out Nigerian investors because only American citizens are allowed to invest in any stocks listed on NYSE

FCMB stock nears worrisome price level

April 9, 2019 by  
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FCMB stock has unperformed recently despite reporting better than expected profit for last year. The stock closed at 1.87 Naira on April 8, 2019. 52 weeks price range was 1.32 N – 2.73 N. The stock was down – 18.11 percent on the 1-year return. FCMB stock pay 7.49 percent dividends.

Q1 earnings report for the year 2019 is due on 29/04/2019. 

FCMB is a financial service company, their business include micro-lending, asset management, stock broking, trusteeship and custodial services.   

Managing Director Adam Nuru is in charge of the company and he may have to make some tough decisions to make the stock attractive to investors.  

The company reported 44.0 billion Naira revenue with Net income of 4 billion and the company reported that profit margin rose 13.16 %.

However, these fantastic result didn’t reflect in the stock price.  FCMB stock continues to plummet and shareholders are losing money.

Ebenezer Onyeagwu appointed as the new GMD/CEO of Zenith Bank of Nigeria

April 8, 2019 by  
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The Nigeria bank industry is going through a revamp. Most banks in Nigeria are struggling to survive due to poor economy and lack of growth. As a result, most banks considered merging with another bank in other to strengthen their balance sheet while other banks seek new leadership.

In Zenith’s case, they appointed a new leader Ebenezer Onyeagwu to lead the bank. His appointment will become effective on June 1st, 2019. Mr. Onyeagwu Ebenezer has over 17 years of professional experience with Zenith bank, he will succeed Mr. Peter Amangbo who is expected to leave the company on May 31, 2019. The salary package was not revealed to the public.

Mr. Onyeagwu served as the Deputy Managing Director of Zenith bank since October 28, 2016. He was appointed Zenith bank’s board members on April 8th, 3019.

Prior to his appointment, Onyeagwu was the Deputy Managing Director of the bank since October 28, 2016 and has close to 30 years cognate banking experience of which 17 years has been with Zenith Bank.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the new governor of Lagos State elect spend time with Nigeria Billionaires

April 6, 2019 by  
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Nigeria billionaires gathered to spend time with the New Governor of Lagos state, Nigeria.

These guys will enjoy Lagos more than the rest of us. @aliko_dangotegcon @femiotedola@jidesanwoolu and others. #Dangote#FemiOtedola #Otedola #investment#investing #africa #Nigeria #forteoil

GT bank was down 20% for the year

April 6, 2019 by  
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This is GT Bank stock performance for the past year. It was down 20 % for the year 2018 – 2019 and they pay 7.8 Percent Dividend.

What do you guys expect from GT bank for the year 2019 GTBank

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