Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcDecember 10, 2018

Ah! Restatement in Zambeef’s 2018 Financials
Wait a minute! Just when we thought Zambeef could not come in any stronger in 2018, the company issued a SENS announcement on 5 December that signaled a restatement of their full year results. But before one gets excited that more money has been generated from revaluation of assets, it is important to understand what […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcNovember 27, 2018

Zambeef 2018 Strategic and Financial Performance
Francis Grogan could well be on his way to retaining the top slot that everyone has known to be one of the most powerful companies on the Lusaka Securities Exchange (luSE). CEO Francis’ dual listed company (Zambeef has an AIM listing in the UK) recently posted its final audited results and they were impressive. Not […]

Agriculture, Zambia Sugar PlcNovember 16, 2018

Financial Analysis of Zambia Sugar’s 2018 Annual Report
In her opening remarks at a recent event held by her company, Chief Financial officer Faith Misozi Mukutu was candid enough to advise shareholders that comparing the 2018 results with the 2017 results would be difficult because of the change in financial year that had been implemented by the sugar company. Her firm felt it […]

Agriculture, Zambia Sugar PlcNovember 15, 2018

ZAMBIA SUGAR 2018 FY Analysis: Finding Sweetness in Harsh Times
When an annual report is presented to us, our primary focus is the audited financials. Whether they are financial statements audited by KPMG or HLB, they provide us with an ability to compare the performance of a company across years. In the case of ZamSugar’s 2018 AR, we knew we had a small matter of […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcNovember 6, 2018

Zambeef to come in stronger in 2018
It is mid-summer and temperatures are sweltering in Zambia. Perfect weather for a BBQ no doubt. A dash to a Zambeef macro outlet is definitely a must as the company recently announced that the Group year, which ends 30 September 2018, would post an adjusted Profit Before Tax (PBT) of around circa US$ 5 million, […]

Agriculture, Zambia Sugar PlcOctober 19, 2018

Zambia Sugar Signals “Higher EPS”
Zambia Sugar Plc recently notified shareholders through SENS Announcement that the Earnings per Share (EPS) for the financial year ended 31 August 2018 is expected to be approximately 65% higher than that for financial year ended 31 August 2017. Now before stakeholders get excited by a prospectively higher bottom line when they publish their financials […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcSeptember 22, 2018

Zambeef Operational Report – Francis Writes to Carl (Parody)
The following parody is based on Zambeef’s recent operational announcement published on LuSe. Dear Carl, It has been a couple of months since we last worked together. Life has not been the same since you left. Life at Zambeef has not been the same since you left. We had a beautiful adventure. We knew it […]

Agriculture, Zambeef Products PlcAugust 3, 2018

CDC Takes “Hold” of Zambeef Board
Zambeef, the fully integrated cold chain foods and retail business with operations in Zambia, Nigeria and Ghana, on 27th July 2018 announced the appointment of Frank Braeken to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Now this was no ordinary appointment. According to SENS announcement published on LuSE, “Frank is being appointed as […]

Agriculture, Zambia Sugar PlcJuly 11, 2018

Zambia Sugar to Reduce Work Force
When Zambia Sugar’s Corporate Affairs Manager Sally Namutowe made the July 2018 press statement that her company was engaging employees in effecting a voluntary separation program, we were not surprised that the sweetest company in Zambia was considering a cost reduction strategy to save its position. According to an extract from her statement, Sally indicated […]

Zambeef Products PlcJune 9, 2018

The Exit of Tim Pollock. Why leave when you are winning?
When the UK’s development finance institution, the CDC Group, announced its acquisition of a 17.5% equity stake in Zambeef Products for $65 million in 2016, the local food industry was taken by storm. Not only did this investment show the confidence in the Zambian local food industry, it showed that Zambeef was ready to scale […]