ARM Cement Limited (ARM.ke) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileAthi River Mining Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products through distribution outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. The company was originally founded to produce lime for the agricultural sector and today, is the largest manufacture of cement in East Africa with other interests in fertilisers, quicklime, hydrated lime, sodium silicate and industrial minerals. The company mines and processes industrial minerals and chemicals, sells building products, extracts and processes limestone and manufactures and sells fertilisers and silicate liquid. Cement products are sold under the brand name Rhino, and fertilisers under the brand name Mavuno. Known today in trading circles as ARM, the company was formerly known as Athi River Mining Limited when it was founded in 1974. Its name was changed to ARM Cement Plc in 2012. ARM Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Border Timbers Limited HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgBorder Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Border Timbers Limited (BRDR.zw)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBorder Timbers is a forestry and sawmilling company in Zimbabwe, with a long history in Manicaland. The company operates five forest estates and three sawmills; with the principal products being pine and eucalyptus. Established in 1979, Border Timbers is the amalgamation of three organisations; Border Eastern Forest Estates, Renfee Timbers (Pvt) Limited and Forestry Management Services. The company is a subsidiary of the Rift Valley Corporation, boasting a plantation size of 47 800 hectares. The forest estates are in Sheba, Charter and Tilbury; with a combined annual output of over 160 000 cubic metres, 95% of that is pine. Rough sawn timber is processed at factories in Mutare, and sold directly to the public. The Paulington Factory manufactures products for the veneer, plywood and blockboard market, and the Nyakamete Factory produces doors, shelves and other timber products for export. Border Timbers is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

The HSBC (HSBA) share price falls on profit slump. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) share price fell 5% Tuesday morning after the bank revealed at 33% profit fall for 2019. That’s helped push the shares down 16% in the past 12 months, and down 25% since a high in January 2018.Pre-tax profit, at $13.3bn, was a third lower than the 2018 figure of $19.9bn. And it’s even 22% below 2017’s figure of $17.2bn. The global banking giant put the shortfall down mainly to a $7.3bn in writedowns at its Global Banking and Markets and Commercial Banking arms in Europe. And that’s due, in part, to the bank having lowered its long-term economic growth rate assumptions for the region.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…There are further one-off charges amounting to $2.8bn, including expected credit losses, up $1.1bn from similar charges a year previously.Overall revenue actually rose by 5.9% to $55.4bn, which HSBC said reflected “good revenue growth in Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Global Private Banking  and Commercial Banking.“New bossSince his appointment as interim CEO in August 2019, Noel Quinn has been shaking things up quite dramatically. His restructuring plans are targeting “more than $100bn of gross risk-weighted asset reductions, a reduced cost base of $31bn or lower, and a group return on average tangible equity of 10% to 12% in 2022.”Cost cutting is going hit the headcount, with a likely loss of around 35,000 jobs from the bank’s worldwide total of 235,000 over the next three years. Job losses had been widely expected, but the scale of the cuts is far bigger than feared.Should we have expected the extent of the planned restructuring for HSBC? Well, whenever a new CEO takes over at a company that’s under pressure, it’s perhaps wise to expect something drastic. A change of leadership can be a perfect time for a good spring clean, and a new boss can expose the full extent of a company’s problems without shouldering the blame.Invest?HSBC’s size and global reach are strengths in some ways, but they can count against it when changes are needed. The sheer inertia encountered when trying to redirect a company this big must be immense.But it has to be done, and Quinn is doing it. But is HSBC back into a good enough shape to make its shares a buy?The bank has reported earnings of 30 cents per share and declared a dividend of 51 cents per share. That’s a yield of 7%, and forecasts suggest the same for 2020 and 2021. With the 2019 dividend not covered by stated earnings, there must be fears that future payments could come under pressure. DividendGlobal economic weakness could last for some time, and I think HSBC’s transformation is likely to take a few years to produce results. Just remember that inertia. My first instinct is to see HSBC as one to stand back and watch, but I come back to that dividend.I can’t help feeling the board will do its utmost to keep the dividend going, even if it’s inadequately covered by earnings for a couple of years. If it is maintained, HSBC could be a top income investment, even now. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img The HSBC (HSBA) share price falls on profit slump. Here’s what I’d do now Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 | More on: HSBA See all posts by Alan Oscroft I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

Are these 2 crashing stocks unmissable buys, or falling knives to avoid?

first_imgAre these 2 crashing stocks unmissable buys, or falling knives to avoid? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Daily stock movements can be dramatic these days, mostly dominated by fallers. As of early afternoon, these two crashing stocks were heading Wednesday’s losers.Rentokil Initial (LSE: RTO) fell 17% on the back of a trading update. As is becoming universal these days, a trading update is pretty much synonymous with a profit warning.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Unable to provide us with actual outlook estimates, the business services firm said it is “impossible to predict with any degree of certainty the impact this will have, however, we do now expect a much more significant impact on our operations and performance in Q2 and beyond.”Rentokil is the kind of ‘picks and shovels’ company that I think should be in big demand once we get out of this crisis, providing it can survive long enough. For that question, the balance sheet is critical, and the firm is taking drastic steps.Too much debt?Measures, which include pay cuts, scrapping bonuses, and scaling back marketing budgets should cut operating costs by around £100m in 2020. On top of that, discretionary capex has been suspended, as has the firm’s M&A programme. Oh, and dividends have been stopped too.The firm reckons the net result will be a cash conservation of over £500m during the year. Will that be enough?At 31 December, Rentokil’s net debt to EBITDA ratio stood at 1.8 times, which is getting into territory that sets me twitching. Anything over about 1.5 times makes me a little uncomfortable. The firm says its covenants would allow it to raise that as high as 4.0 times in certain circumstances, so it should be safe.I did see Rentokil shares as overpriced, but perhaps not so much now.Plunging stockWaste disposal firm Biffa (LSE: BIFF) also released an update Wednesday. And it’s covering pretty much the same things.Biffa’s fiscal year ends in March 2020, so the year just ending should be largely unaffected by the virus outbreak. But the firm said: “Given the rapidly changing dynamics in the external environment, it is extremely difficult to predict with any accuracy what the impact of COVID-19 will be on Biffa in FY21. It is however clear that the impact will be material and as such the group is not providing guidance at the current time.“It went on to stress its move towards cost reduction and capital preservation. Again, that includes putting a stop on non-essential capex, reviewing all areas of operating costs, and suspending the dividend.LiquidityOn the liquidity front, Biffa has a recently renewed £350m revolving credit facility (RCF), which extends to March 2025. It says it expects to have combined available cash and RCF headroom of over £150m at the 2020 year-end this month. That’s close to a year’s underlying EBITDA, and it should hopefully be enough to see the firm through the crisis.But at the halfway stage, net debt stood at £449.8m (albeit inflated by IFRS 16 rules). The firm reckoned that’s a pre-IFRS 16 net debt to underlying EBITDA ratio of 2.0 times, which sets my nerves on edge again.I reckon both these companies will survive, and could come out of this as solid recovery candidates. But please listen up, company bosses. I’ve been banging on about the perils of debt for ages. This is why. Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 | More on: BIFF RTO See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

Sam Underhill’s flawless tackle technique when compared to other sports

first_imgThursday Dec 3, 2020 Sam Underhill’s flawless tackle technique when compared to other sports In this guest post we take a closer look at England flanker Sam Underhill’s tackle process and how the basic fundamentals and set up compare with other sports, all following a similar structure for maximum output and impact.ADVERTISEMENTWe recently looked at how goal-line defence can be very similar to Sumo Wrestling, and today Craig Wilson, of thecontactcoach.com, talks about textbook tackle technique as he strives to learn new things about rugby, particularly from other sports.An effective rugby tackle can be a very complex part of the game to coach, particularly when working with less experienced players.The tackle has many facets such as: approach, when to drop body-height, footwork, head positioning, wrap, and leg-drive. These movements all need to align to ensure the tackle is executed as safely as possible for both the tackler and ball carrier.A quick search on YouTube for ‘rugby tackle’ will lead you to videos of huge rugby collisions. The type of video that starts with ‘Here Comes the Boom’ by Nelly, followed by clips of players smashing into each other, often demonstrates bad technique.This can lead to players and coaches alike falling into the trap of thinking that the bigger the ‘hit’, the more effective the tackle. Personally, I do not think that is the case.Let’s take Sam Underhill as an example. In recent years, Underhill has improved his technique to demonstrate great form whilst remaining aggressive. In this video, I analyze Underhill’s technique and take inspiration from other athletic movements in weight-lifting, wrestling, and sprinting.ADVERTISEMENTAs a coach, I like to explore different ways to bring the facet of the game I am working on to life. Imagery is a powerful tool to help players visualize the movements required.Hopefully this video will give you another perspective on tackling when watching, and indeed playing, the sport we all love. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Coaching Related Articles 62 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leinster S&C coach gives some handy… 125 WEEKS AGO The Art of the Offload: Brian O’Driscoll… 140 WEEKS AGO Eddie Jones gives fascinating insight into… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Student magazine offers donated banner ads

Howard Lake | 23 May 2000 | News Oilzine.com, the student and youth online magazine, has launched a free banner space for charities on its Web site. The Terrence Higgins Trust is one of the first to take up the offer, since it is keen to raise awareness of the charity among the student/youth market.Visit Oilzine.com. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Student magazine offers donated banner ads Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

New report on charity sector from Mintel

first_imgThis upward trend will be encouraged by growing proportions of ABs in the population, as well as by growing proportions of older age groups, both having a higher propensity to give. However, the report finds that today’s young households are less likely to give than today’s middle-aged were when they were young. There is thus a possibility that the number of donors could fall in aggregate with passing time. Younger age groups are increasingly being directly addressed with specifically tailored messages or with different campaigning activities by charities. Fundraising events, which offer the possibility of participation, also attract younger age groups. For instance the London Marathon has around 75% of its runners running for charity. Another possible pointer for generating funds in future may be through CRM activity, which attracts above-average levels of participation from younger and less affluent groups.The rise in tax-efficient giving might also bring other additional benefits, according to the report. For instance some evidence suggests that payroll giving helps to bring more non-traditional donors, namely those that are younger and less affluent.Mintel’s report concludes that charities must still do more to publicise planned giving in all its varieties, both in order to maximise income and also to foster assured income streams.The report’s table of contents consists of:Market Background External Market Drivers Internal Market Drivers Market Size and Trends Market Segmentation The Supply Structure Advertising and Promotion The Consumer The Future The Mintel Charities Report 2003 can be purchased and downloaded online. It costs £545 although there is a discount available to registered charities.For more information on Mintel’s Charities report, contact Emily Measor. New report on charity sector from Mintel Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics  54 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Consumer intelligence supplier Mintel’s latest charities report confirms that the changes in tax-efficient giving legislation in 2000 have been successful in increasing charities’ income.Mintel’s latest report on the charities sector reveals that the amount donated to charity through payroll giving reached £73 million in 2001/02 and an estimated £86 million in 2002/03.The report’s coverage is wide-ranging. According to Mintel, apparent trends in giving vary, with data showing that the percentage of households giving to charity has fallen over a 20-year period by over 5 per cent, although the average donation has risen such that total household donations have gone up in real terms. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 September 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Simon wins national fundraising award

first_img The Simon Communities of Ireland has won the 2009 ‘Fundraising Campaign of the Year Award’ at the recent National Fundraising Awards.The homelessness charity won the award for its work with CRH on the CRH Simon Safety Challenge. The CRH Safety Challenge is an all-island initiative which is based on an incentive scheme where the company provides a sum of money for every accident free quarter (3 months) achieved at any CRH company location across the island of Ireland.The challenge raised €777,022 in 2008 and €842,355 in 2009. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 9 November 2009 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Simon wins national fundraising award Tagged with: Awards Ireland Funding to Simon is allocated on a regional basis where individuals units of Simon are located. CRH locations which achieved a full accident-free year donated an additional 25% bonus payment on top of the four combined quarterly donations.Simon Communities in Dublin, Dundalk, Cork, Galway, the South East, the Midlands, the Mid West, the Northwest and Simon Community Northern Ireland have all benefited from the Challenge to date.Patrick Burke, CEO of the Simon Communities of Ireland, said: “As well as significantly improving the safety of their workplace, CRH staff are making a real difference to the lives of people who are experiencing homelessness”.Mr Burke said it was particularly noteworthy in the current economic climate that CRH had set themselves even more ambitious targets for year three of the partnership.Jim Rea, CRH Safety Challenge spokesperson, said one of the major challenges for their business is keeping the issue of health and safety front of mind for their employees and it is encouraging to see continuous improvements in this regard.He added that they are firmly committed to demonstrating leadership in the national campaign to end homelessness and initiatives like the CRH Simon Safety Challenge have proven to be an excellent vehicle to move closer towards this ambitious goal.www.simon.ielast_img read more

Gardai do not suspect foul play after man’s body discovered in…

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHear This: Lost Boys – ‘Sunrise’ #MusicLimerickNext articleTreaty United Draw Munster Rivals in FAI Cup David Raleigh WhatsApp Print LimerickNewsGardai do not suspect foul play after man’s body discovered in Co LimerickBy David Raleigh – October 12, 2020 918 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live GARDAÍ are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in Co Limerick, but do not suspect the man met a violent death.The body was discovered at a property in Bruree around 9am Sunday morning.A Garda spokesman said: “Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man, aged in his 40s, which occurred on Saturday, 10th October 2020.”“The man was discovered deceased in a residence in Bruree, Co. Limerick. His body was removed from the scene and taken to Limerick University Hospital where a post-mortem will be carried out in the coming days.”“The results of the post-mortem will determine the course of the investigation.“Gardai said their investigations were “continuing“ however sources said foul play is not suspected.center_img Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisementlast_img read more