Par Value: 5/-
Closing Price: 24.50
Total Shares Issued: 40103308.00
Market Capitalization: 982,531,046
Franchise holder for leading automotive and engineering products.
FY Revenue 9.635150b vs. 9.735788b -1.034%
FY Cost of Sales [8.184936b] vs. [8.152768b] +0.395%
FY Gross profit 1.450214b vs. 1.583020b -8.389%
FY Other income 257.508m vs. 32.506b +692.186%
FY Gain in fair value of investment properties 229.496m vs. 153.761m
FY Selling and distribution costs [622.406m] vs. [614.235m] +1.330%
FY Administrative Expenses [739.836m] vs. [621.259m] +19.087%
FY Finance costs [407.625m] vs. [392.655m] +3.813%
FY Net FX [Losses]/ gains [61.878m] vs. 9.140m -777.002%
FY PBT 98.305m vs. 150.278m -34.585%
FY Profit for the year 79.841m vs. 88.872m -10.162%
FY Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent 107.907m vs.
Basic and diluted EPS 1.71 vs. 2.22 -22.973%
Total Assets 9.400007b vs. 9.705198b -3.145%
Total Equity 3.357807b vs. 3.238539b +3.683%
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of year 258.353m vs. 88.919m
Final dividend 0.60 vs.
Overall the Year has been extremely challenging.
Profit 10% lower decline was largely attributable to the following
1. Weaker performance of the Equipment business [Generators, construction
equipment, tractors and forklifts] contraction in these specific markets
due to constrained liquidity conditions, drought and uncertainty during the
2. Increased debtor provisions [specifically in the retail sector] and
inventory write downs. Majority are non recurrent.
In kenya highlight was growth in volume in our consumer business. This was
partially driven by the launch of new models of 2 wheelers and three
We entered the finance business relating to these products
We signed a JV agreement with Cummins to form a partnership.
Tanzania Margins remain low. we maintain strong market share in our 3
Uganda has performed reasonably.
Rwanda is small and as grown marginally.
Poultry operations in Tanzania continued to perform poorly.
Objective is to embark on two small property developments in 2018 and
liquidate some non core property.
Trading conditions this financial year look positive now that political
stability has returned.
Final Dividend 60cents a share
Poised to resume growth. I met Vijay over Christmas and he was singularly
optimistic about 2018
Total Assets 9.065850b vs. 9.308668b -2.609%
Total Equity 3.206091b vs. 3.065784b +4.577%
H1 Revenue 5.187895b vs. 4.801107b +8.056%
H1 Cost of sales [4.432614b] vs. [4.056433b] +9.274%
H1 Gross profit 755.281m vs. 744.674m +1.424%
H1 Selling and distribution costs [325.532m] vs. [289.962m] +12.267%
H1 Operating expenses 227.272m vs. 246.322m -7.734%
H1 Interest expense [206.160m] vs. [189.903m] +8.561%
H1 Net foreign exchange [Losses] gains [54.211m] vs. 28.510m -290.147%
H1 [Loss] profit before taxation [33.099m] vs. 84.929m -138.973%
H1 [Loss] profit for the period [37.058m] vs. 41.831m -188.590%
Basic and diluted EPS [0.91] vs. 1.05 -186.667%
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 96.739m vs. 69.924m +38.349%
No interim dividend
We continue to invest heavily in 5 new businesses, mainly Doosan construction equipment, Kubota Tractors, Toyota forklifts, MRF and TVS motorcycles in Tanzania.
due to devaluations across the region, were was an adverse forex movement of 83m.
due to restriction on bank financing resulting from the interest rate cap, volumes in our equipment businesses [generators, construction equipment, tractors and forklifts] declined.
In Tanzania the economy is extremely challenging given current government reforms.
Exiting the Poultry business in due course.
FY Revenue 9.735788b vs. 9.929190b -1.948%
FY Cost of sales [8.152768b] vs. [8.304772b] -1.830%
FY Gross profit 1.583020b vs. 1.624418b -2.548%
FY Gain in fair value of investment properties 153.761m vs. 339.022m -54.646%
FY Selling & distribution costs [614.235m] vs. [631.512m] -2.736%
FY Administrative expenses [621.259m] vs. [619.130m] +0.344%
FY Finance costs [392.655m] vs. [369.172m] +6.361%
PBT 150.278m vs. 81.069m +85.370%
Taxation [61.406m] vs. 46.078m -233.265%
Profit for the year 88.872m vs. 127.147m -30.103%
Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent 89.057m vs. 30.628m +190.770%
Profit for the year attributable to Non controlling interests [0.185m] vs. 96.519m -100.192%
EPS 2.22 vs. 0.76 +192.105%
Total equity 3.238539b vs. 3.021113b +7.197%
Cash & cash equivalents at the end of the year 88.919m vs. 68.443m +29.917%
H1 Revenue 4.801107b vs. 4.792813b +0.173%
H1 Cost of sales [4.056433b] vs. [4.018730b] +0.938%
H1 Gross profit 744.674m vs. 774.083m -3.799%
H1 Selling & distribution costs [289.962m] vs. [306.800m] -5.488%
H1 Net foreign exchange [loss]/ gains 28.510m vs. [77.159m] +136.950%
H1 PBT 84.929m vs. 32.952m +157.735%
H1 Profit for the period 41.831m vs. 16.691m +150.620%
EPS 1.05 vs. 0.43 +144.186%
Total equity 3.065784b vs. 2.805171b +9.290%
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 69.924m vs. 190.887m -63.369%
The Period has been very challenging
cites the December devaluation of the South Sudan Pound
Much better outcome notwithstanding a very realistic Company Commentary See here
FY Revenue 9.929190b vs. 8.298564b +19.649%
FY Cost of sales [8.304772b] vs. [6.820713b] +21.758%
FY Gross profit 1.624418b vs. 1.477851b +9.918%
FY Other income 27.914m vs. 58.686m -52.435%
FY Gain in fair value of investment properties 339.022m vs. 293.250m +15.609%
FY Selling and distribution costs [631.512m] vs. [574.817m] +9.863%
FY Administrative expenses [619.130m] vs. [561.916m] +10.182%
FY Interest expense [369.172m] vs. [277.590m] +32.992%
FY Net foreign exchange [Losses]/ Gains [290.471m] vs. 4.803m -6,147.699%
FY Profit before taxation 81.069m vs. 420.267m -80.710%
FY Taxation credit/ [Charge] 46.078m vs. [141.904m] -132.471%
FY Profit for the year 127.147m vs. 278.363m -54.323%
FY Revaluation surplus on property 126.838m vs. 93.101m +36.237%
FY Exchange differences arising on translation of foreign operations [23.307m] vs. [0.503m] +4,533.598%
FY Total comprehensive income for the year 212.777m vs. 354.956m -40.055%
FY EPS 0.76 vs. 6.57 -88.432%
Total assets 8.988047b vs. 8.152812b +10.245%
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year 68.443m vs. 57.243m +10.83%
In the accompanying commentary the Company said The year to September 2015 proved extremely challenging A Common theme running through various Profits Warnings has been FX and Car and General was no exception and I quote resulted in substantial foreign exchange losses [realised and unrealised] of Kenya Shillings 300m Car and General skipped a full Year Dividend
Serious margin compression.
First Half Earnings through 31st March 2015 versus through 31st March 2014
First Half Revenue 4.792813b versus 3.892525b +23.12%
H1 Cost of Sales [4.018730b] versus [3.217562b]
H1 Gross Profit 774.083m versus 674.963m
Gain in Fair Value of investment properties [306.800m] versus [270.705m]
H1 Administrative Expenses [227.454m] versus [195.586m]
H1 Intest Expenses [146.120m] versus [119.589m]
Net Foreign Exchange [Loss]/Gains [77.159m] versus 1.208m
H1 Profit Before Tax 32.952m versus 106.991m -69.20%
H1 Profit after Tax 16.691m versus 72.603m -77.01%
H1 EPS 0.43 versus 1.82 -76.37%
No Interim Dividend.
The Period has been extremely challenging
Profitability has been negatively impacted by the recent devaluation of the Kenya Shilling against the Dollar from Kshs 90 to Kshs 96.00 which resulted in significant losses on dollar loan exposures
In Tanzania, the foreign exchange devaluation has been much more severe
Investment Property business continues to perform satisfactorily objective is to realise gainson at least one investment property this calendar year.
Tough times. Currency impact.
Full Year Earnings through 30th September 2014 versus through 30th September 2013
Full Year Revenue 8.298564b versus 7.056021b +17.6096%
FY Cost of Sales [6.818603b] versus [5.861852b] +16.321%
FY Gross Profit 1.479961b versus 1.194169b
FY Gain in Fair Value of Investment Properties 293.250m versus 292.500m
FY Selling and Distribution Costs [584.817m] versus [362.448m] +61.351%
FY Administrative Expenses [561.916m] versus [473.181m] +18.752%
FY Interest Expense [277.590m] versus [213.827m] +29.8199%
Full Year Profit before Taxation 420.627m versus 458.969m -8.353%
Full Year Profit after Tax 278.363m versus 315.790m -11.851%
FY Earnings Per Share 6.57 versus 7.35 -10.61%
Final Dividend 60cents a share
The year to September 2014 proved positive, though extremely challenging
Gradual depreciation of Shilling from 86 to 90 versus the Dollar put pressure on margins
investments in additional branches and new business lines namely Doosan, Kubola, Toyota and MRF
slowdown in the 2 wheeler market due to introduction of VAT
We nowe need to achieve volume on an efficient base
Played a more expansive Game and therefore trimmed Profits. Headline Turnover was +17.6096%. Its well managed and is an interesting medium Term Play.
FY Earnings through Sep 2013 versus Sep 2012
FY Profit Before Tax 458.969m versus 354.518m
FY Profit After Tax 315.790m versus 266.556m +18.47%
FY Turnover 7.1b versus 5.711529b
Final Dividend of 80cents a share
Creating 7,000,000 additional Ordinary shares
Bonus Share of 1 share for Every 5 held
Car and General trades on a PE of 3.888 and that is cheap.
FY Earnings through Sep 2012 versus Sep 2011
Turnover 5.711529b versus 6.086106b -5.459%
Profit Before Tax 354.518m versus 427.926m -17.154%
Gain in Fair Value of Investment Property 196.750m versus 292.578m
Profit on Sale of Share in Subsidiary Company 119.755m
Interest Expense [261.716m] versus [186.652m] +38.729%
FY Profit After Tax 266.556m versus 288.706m -7.67%
Earnings Per Share 7.48 versus 7.79 -3.979%
Dividend 0.55 unchanged
The Year to September 2012 proved extremely challenging. Rapid and Steep Devaluation of Shilling and then Revaluation had a significant negative impact.
Substantial Increase in Interest Rates.
Distribution Businesses faced extreme Challenges.
Growth of Cummins Businesses.
Entry into the MRF Tyre Business.
Establishment of Branch in South Sudan
On PE Ratio of 3.3422 I cannot see the Price going any lower.
The Full Results were strengthened via Profit on Sale of Share in Subsidiary Company 119.755m.
Its probably a Buy.
Swot Analysis 6 Months through March 2012 versus 6 Months through March 2011
Turnover 2.787764b versus 2.764696b
Interest Expense -142.923 versus -75.048m
Profit Before Tax PBT 163.473m versus 106.245m +53.8641%
Profit After Tax PAT 142.703m versus 72.739m
Exchange Difference Translation of Foreign Operations -46.08m versus +11.071m
Total Comprehensive Income 96.623m versus 83.81m
Earnings Per Share 4.27 versus 2.18 +95.871%
Well Managed and undervalued.
FY Results to Sep 2011 versus FY to Sep 2010
Turnover 6.086106b versus 4.779318b +27.34%
Profit Before Fair Value Gains 326.978m versus 412.561m
FV Gains Investment Property 292.578m versus 61.625m.
PAT 288.706m versus 238.234m +21.18%
EPS 7.78 versus 7.12 +9.269%
Final Dividend 0.55 versus 0.80 -31.25%
Company cites Adverse Foreign Exchange Movements as the biggest Challenge.
On a Trailing PE of 3.2133, Cargen looks compelling. They have grown their Regional Footprint and will surely perform in a Environment of reduced Currency Volatility.
Full Year Sep 2010 versus Full Year Sep 2009
Turnover 4.779318b versus 4.349489b
PBT 329.175m versus 279.39m
PAT 238.234m versus 197.984m
Revaluation Surplus on Property 58.87m versus 26.031m
EPS 10.7 versus 8.8
Dividend 0.80 versus 0.67
Share Capital of the Company is to be increased from 115,000,000 to 170,000,000
By Creation of 11,000,000 New Ordinary shares
Bonus Issue 1 for every 2 Held
Profitability of Kenya Tanzania Businesses.
Growth of TVS Two Wheelers in Kenya
sustained market share in three wheeler Business
Citing Growth of Cummins brand Streamlining of Ethiopia Djibouti Seychelles
Better representation in Mining Sector in Tanzania
Strong Results and on a PE of 4.672 It looks attractive The Share
Price is +49.957% ex Dividends on a 1 Year Basis