Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergyJuly 19, 2018

CDC walks away from CEC Deal
Over the last couple of months, the team at Financial Insight Zambia has been watching the CDC acquisition of CEC unfold. We published “CEC Conditions Precedents to the CDC Deal” which indicated the progress of the deal and the status of the deal. However, yesterday we received this email from the CDC press office and […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergyApril 23, 2018

CEC Conditions Precedents to the CDC Deal
On 30 January 2018, CDC and A P Moller Capital announced that they had made a bid to acquire Copperbelt Energy Corporation. According to the CEC website, the company is majority owned by Zambian Energy Corporation (“Ireland”) Limited (“ZECI”) which holds 52% shareholding whilst the balance of 48% is held by various institutional and retail […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergyMarch 21, 2018

CEC 2017 Review
Chairman of CEC Mr. Hanson Sindowe has every right to be a proud man. His company is in the spotlight following an approach from CDC for a substantial stake in the company. However, that’s not the only reason. The Company recently recorded a profit after tax of ZMW534 million compared to a loss of ZMW1,161 […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation PlcJanuary 30, 2018

CEC Enters Transfer Market
While many pundits were busy looking at the English premier league transfer window, FiZ had its eyes set on another transfer of significant importance. Through SENS announcement of 30th January 2018, news broke out regarding a firm intention to make a binding offer for all of the ordinary shares of Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC for […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergySeptember 25, 2017

CEC Africa Investments Limited (CECA) at half year in 2017
The board of CECA is having an interesting time in Nigeria. Although they pledged to investors that they would ensure a return on investment, the market Nigeria is proving to be perilous. In the board’s statement to shareholders published 7 September 2017, they cited the following as some of the challenges in that market: Volatility […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, Energy, TelecomApril 6, 2017

Many Faces of Premier Companies – How To Not Be Myopic
In his famous Harvard Business Review article, Theodore Levitt told stories of how the US railway industry forgot what business they were in and were fast overtaken but road and air transportation. We have been reviewing some of the behaviors of certain premier companies and it’s clear to us that some of them chose to […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, Energy, FinanceMarch 9, 2017

CEC PLC – Not so Impaired Value
From the moment we published “CEC’s quest for Naira destroying value in the medium term” last year, we knew that the 2016 CEC PLC annual report would be an exciting read. Investors in CEC would be anxious to see how their company performed in 2016. In his statement to shareholders, Chairman Hanson Sindowe acknowledged the […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergyMarch 6, 2017

CEC’s quest for Naira destroying value in the medium term
Copperbelt Energy Group’s 2014 and 2015 results show a company gradually making strides to create more shareholder value by seeking foreign markets. According to its CEO, the exportation of energy to the DRC was key in ensuring a consistently improved revenue stream. However, liquidity shortages on the back on the global financial crisis and below […]