As of June 2023 Malawi companies possess the highest market capitalisation, totaling US$5.1bn. They are followed by Botswana with US$2.01bn, Namibia with US$1.97bn, Zimbabwe with US$1.67bn, and Zambia with US$1.45bn.
South Central Africa’s companies are the smallest in Sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa with the largest company ranking number 22 of the Top 30 companies in Sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa.
2022-23 full year US$ earnings for the 19 companies that have reported have decreased by 18%.
3 of the 5 countries represented in the report had positive US$ returns (YTD):
- Malawi 67.6%
- Namibia 18.1%
- Zambia 15.5%
Fundamental valuation outliers
NOTE: Valuations figures are listed as at 30 June 2023. Please click on the company name for an updated share price.
Companies with the highest and lowest Return on Equity
- Airtel Malawi 97.7% with a share price at 100.06 MWK
- TNM Malawi -3.8% with a share price at 29.97 MWK
Companies with the highest and lowest Price to Earnings Ratio
- Zambian Breweries Plc 38.5x with share prices at 7.00 ZMK
- Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited and TNM Malawi are loss making with a share prices at 881.42 ZWL and 29.97 MWK respectively.
Companies with the highest and lowest Dividend Yield
- BIHL 13.3% with a share price at 19.21 BWP
- Namibian Breweries, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited, TNM Malawi, and Zambian Breweries are currently not paying dividends.
Companies with the highest and lowest Price to Book Value Ratio
- Airtel Malawi 29.12x with a share price at 100.06 MWK
- Standard Bank Namibia 0.71x with a share price at 6.50 NAD
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