It’s difficult not to love Woolworths (WHL) as both a company and as a stock. As a company that caters to our basic human needs. It feeds us, it clothes us and if you’d invested in its stock, it would have also made you rich…
Nedbank Group Ltd is a South Africa-based holding company. The company, through its subsidiaries, offers various banking and financial solutions. Old Mutual Plc is its majority shareholder, with a 54.0% ownership of the group.
FirstRand Limited (FirstRand) is a South African-based integrated financial services company consisting of banking, insurance and asset management operations. Continue reading Stock Focus: First Rand (FSR)
Barclays Africa Group Limited, formerly Absa Group Limited, is a South African-based financial services organization offering a range of retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking, financial services and wealth management products and services. The company also provides products and services to selected markets in the United Kingdom, Mozambique, Tanzania, Namibia, Nigeria and Botswana.
Anglo American PLC (Anglo American) is one of the worlds largest diversified mining companies. It’s portfolio includes bulk commodities, which consist of iron and manganese, metallurgical and thermal coal; base metals, which consist of copper, nickel and niobium; precious metals and minerals, which include platinum and diamonds. The company operates in Africa, Brazil, Chile, North and South America, Australia, China, India, Japan and Europe.
Foschini Group Limited, is a South African-based fashion retail company. The company’s stores offer ladies wear, footwear, accessories, fine jewellery, cosmetics and fragrances, as well as kidswear. The company operates in departmental retailer of cosmetics in South Africa, representing brands including Clarins, Clinique, Revlon, Elizabeth Arden, Yardley and L’Oreal.
Spur Corporation is a growing multi-brand restaurant franchisor, head-quartered in Cape Town, and listed in the travel and leisure sector of the JSE Ltd. Spur Group consists of Spur International, Spur Steak Ranches, Panarottis Pizza Pasta, John Dory’s Fish, Grill & Sushi, Captain DoRegos and The Hussar Grill.
It currently has 490 outlets worldwide, with restaurants in various parts of Africa, Mauritius, the UK and Australia. These can be broken down into 318 Spur Steak Ranches, 79 Panarottis Pizza Pasta outlets, 33 John Dory’s restaurants, 63 Captain DoRegos outlets and 8 franchises of The Hussar Grill.
The group has demonstrated consistently strong organic revenue and operating profit growth, efficient capital management and a stable, generous dividend policy.
Although the company has a broad base of shareholders, in excess of 70% of shares are held by institutional shareholders.