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Dangote Cement backs the SWOOT to increase its market capitalization to N590.07 billion


The aggregate market capitalisation of equities worth more than one trillion naira (SWOOT) increased by 4.26 percent to N14.43 trillion, up from N13.84 trillion the previous week, a gain of N590.07 billion.

AIRTELAFRICA, BUA CEMENT, DANGOTE CEMENT, NESTLE, and MTNN Plc are among the stocks covered in this classification.

5 companies under the SWOOT classification, 4 stocks changed in market value and share prices. Their performances are summarized below.

1. Dangote Cement Plc – N280.00

Dangote Cement Plc’s share price appreciated by 14.3% from N245.00 to N280.00 at the end of the trading week while the company’s market capitalization grew by N596.42 billion to stand at N4.77 trillion. The company now has a total market capitalization of N4.77 trillion.

Dangote Cement Plc is currently the most valued company quoted on the exchange and makes up 30% of the total market capitalization of all stocks worth over one trillion.
The Q2 2021 financial result revealed that revenue grew by 57.20% while net income for the period appreciated by 55.48% from N65.55 billion in Q2 2020 to N101.92 billion in the current period.

2. BUA Cement Plc – N66.00

BUA Cement Plc share price declined by 2.9% from N68.00 per share to N66.00 per share, with the market capitalization replicating the depreciation from N2.30 trillion to N2.24 trillion.

The company released its financial report for Q2 2021, reporting a revenue of N63.09 billion, reflecting a growth of 33.41% from N47.29 billion in 2020.
Similarly, net income increased by N6.16 billion, reflecting a 41.43% increase from N14.87 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2020 to N21.03 billion in the current period.

3. Nestle Nig Plc – N1,480.00

Nestle Nigeria Plc’s share price grew from N1,400.00 at the start of the week to N1,480.00 as the trading week ended. The Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company currently has a market capitalization of N1.17 trillion. Nestle Nigeria Plc is the only company under the NGX Consumer goods Index to be worth over a trillion.
The Board of Nestle Nigeria Plc approved a final dividend payment of N28.14 billion representing N35.50 per share which was paid to existing shareholders for the 2020 financial year.
The Q2 2021 financial result revealed a 19.07% growth in revenue from N70.7 billion recorded in Q2 2020 to N84.18 billion.

The consumer goods company, reported a profit after tax of N9.33 billion, reflecting a decline of 12.23% from N10.63 billion in the corresponding quarter of 2020.

4. MTNN Plc – N174.90

MTNN Plc’ share price depreciated slightly by 0.1% from N175.00 to N174.90 per share, taking its market capitalization to N3.560 trillion from N3.562 trillion at the end of the trading week. The communications company has a total market capitalization of N3.560 trillion, N873 billion higher than Airtel Africa’s current market value.
The company is the second highest in market value on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), right after Dangote Cement Plc.

MTNN Plc released its Q2 2021 financial result, reflecting a 24.01% growth in revenue for the period, while profit after tax grew by 49.48% from N94.88 billion in Q2 2020 to N141.83 billion in the current period. The company approved an interim dividend of N4.55kobo to existing shareholders, which was paid on the 27th of August, 2021.

5. Airtel Africa Plc – N715.00

Airtel Africa Plc ended the trading week with a market capitalization of N2.69 trillion at N715.00 per share as the share price remained unchanged from the previous week.
The company’s share price stood at N715.00 at the end of the week.

The company’s Q2 2021 unaudited results for the period ended June 30th, 2021 shows a profit before tax of 133 per cent to $259 million while profit after tax went up by 149 per cent to $142 million. Airtel Africa Plc announced a revenue growth of nearly 31%, to $1.1 billion.

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