NSE Listed Companies with over 70% Foreign Ownership

Market Analysis

As at March 2016 the following companies had over 70% foreign ownership:

Total Kenya

Foreign Shareholders – 94.19%. Total Outre – Mer owns over 90% of Total Kenya

Local Individual Investors – 4.75%

Local Institutions – 1.06%

For the Year ending 31 December 2015. Total made a profit before tax of KES 2.62Bn an increase of about 14.9% compared to KES 2.28 Bn. made in 2014. Net profit stood at KES 1.62Bn.

Price/Book: 1.53

Return on Equity: 9.18%

Total’s share price is currently at 18.40. The share price began the year at 18.25, the prices later slumped towards February where almost every counter on the NSE took a hit. The lowest price recorded was 16.20 end January then rebounded back by 13.6% to the current price.

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Source: FT

British American Tobacco

Foreign Shareholders – 83.33%

Local Individuals – 5.98%

Local Institutions – 10.70%

Molensteegh INVEST BV from Netherlands owns 60% of BAT Kenya.

Other Notable Institutional shareholders include the following:

Insitutional Holders BAT.JPG

Source: FT

For the year ended 31 December 2015, BAT’s revenues increased 6% to KES22.26B. Net income increased 17% to KES4.98B. Dividend per share increased from KES42.50 to KES49.50. Basic Earnings per Share excluding Extraordinary Items increased from KES42.55 to KES49.76.

Price/Book: 9.6

Return on Equity: 58.6%

Return on Assets: 27%

On the share price, BAT has appreciated by 8.28% since the beginning of the year from KES 758.00 to 850.00. Have a look at the YTD chart below.

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Source: FT

CFC Stanbic of Kenya Holdings

Foreign Shareholders – 79.06%

Local Individuals – 4.67%

Local Institutions – 16.27%

CFC Stanbic Kenya is majority owned by Stanbic Africa Holdings.

Other notable Institutional shareholders include:

  1. Norges Bank Investment Management
  2. Coronation Asset Management (Pty) Ltd.
  3. Ashmore Equities Investment Management (US) LLC
  4. ICEA Lion Asset Management Ltd.

Have a look at the institutional movement in the chart below:

Institutional Movers CFC.JPG

Source: FT

In the markets CFC gained 10.43% YTD from KES 81.50 in January to a current KES 90.00/share. A dip to KES 71.00 was also spotted in February this represented an interesting buying point. An investor should always spot for those dips!


Source: FT

B.O.C Kenya

Foreign Shareholders – 76.31%

Local Individuals – 14.19%

Local Institutions – 9.50%

The parent Company of BOC Kenya Limited is BOC Holdings (65%) and the ultimate holding Company is Linde AG. The Linde Group (Linde) is incorporated in Germany and is listed on the German Stock Exchange (where it forms part of the DAX 30 share index).

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Source: Investing.com

For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2015, BOC Kenya Limited revenues decreased 9% to KES1.19B. Net income decreased 35% to KES148.6M. Dividend per share remained flat at KES5.47. Basic Earnings per Share excluding Extraordinary Items decreased from KES11.76 to KES7.61.

In the markets BOC dropped from 102 since the beginning of the year to KES 98/share. This represents a drop of 3.92% YTD (Year to Date).


Source: FT

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya

Foreign Shareholders – 74.91%

Local Individuals – 10.53%

Local Institutions – 14.56%

Standard Chartered Holdings (Africa) BV is the parent company and owns 73.89% of Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya.

Some Notable Institutional Investors are shown below:

Institutional Holders SCBK.JPG

Source: FT

Year to Date Standard Chartered has lost 1.46%. Its current price is KES 202/share. Something to note is that Standard Chartered rallied by 21% in the close of March and a better part of April before falling. The reason for the rally might be that investors were seeking to lock in on that 1:9 bonus issue that was declared.

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Source: FT

Barclays Bank of Kenya

Foreign Shareholders – 72.49%

Local Individuals – 15.40%

Local Institutions – 12.10%

Barclays Africa Group owns 68.5% of Barclays Bank of Kenya and is the parent company.

Some notable institutional investors in BBK are:

  • LGM Investments Ltd
  • Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC
  • Danske Bank A/S
  • Russell Investments Ltd
  • JPMorgan Asset Management Corp
  • Drakens Capital Pty Ltd
  • Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV
  • Trustus Capital Management BV

Also we noticed that some notable foreign institutional investors such as Goldman Sachs Asset Management have fully liquidated their positions in BBK as shown below:

Institutional Movers BBK.JPG

Source: FT

For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2015, Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited interest income increased 10% to KES 25.29B.

Net interest income after loan loss provision increased 2% to KES 18.64B. Net income increased less than 1% to KES8.4B.

Net interest income after loan loss provision reflects Loans and advances to customer’s increase of 4% to KES18.84B, Government securities increase of 12% to KES5.14B.

BBK’s share price has been moving one direction, down! It began the year at KES 13.25 and has since dropped by 20% to KES 10.60.

Recently Barclays Plc sold a 12.2% stake in Barclays Africa Group.

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Source: FT

Sources: (CMA Q1 2016 Statistical Bulletin, Company Annual Reports, Financial Times, Reuters, Kenyan WallStreet, Investing.com, Factset)


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