Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergySeptember 29, 2019

CEC Zambia Plc and ZESCO Limited in arbitration over debt
Mining and export Power utility, CEC Zambia Plc, has informed its stakeholders that it has received notice of intention to arbitrate from ZESCO Limited over failure to liquidate debt it owes its main supplier and wheeler of power, according to a statement from the company.   “In accordance with Section 3.4(b) of the Lusaka Securities […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergySeptember 22, 2019

CEC Africa set for another weak 6 month performance on account of low Nigerian electricity tariffs
CEC Africa’s woes are poised to continue as the company reports another half-year of weak financial performance from their Nigerian operations.   “In accordance with Section 3.4(b) of the Lusaka Securities Exchange Listings Requirements the Board of Directors of CEC Africa Investments Limited hereby advises the Shareholders of the Company that the Earnings Per Share […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergySeptember 9, 2019

Adjusting to new mining tax regime hurting CEC customers; CEC 2019 Half year Report
Zambia’s largest supplier of power to the mining companies, CEC Zambia Plc, has reported a 10% reduction in consumption of energy by its clients due to protraction in the making adjustments to the new mining tax regime, according to the company in its half-year performance review for 2019.   “Our customers consumed about 10% less […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergyAugust 27, 2019

CEC posts lower earnings per share on account of defaulting customer
Electricity supply company, CEC Zambia Plc., expects to post weaker results at half year 2019 due to weaker collections caused by delayed payments from one of its customers. “In accordance with the Lusaka Securities Exchange Limited (“LuSE”) Listings Requirements, the Board of Directors advises the shareholders of CEC (“the Company”) that for the six months […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergyMarch 12, 2019

CEC Zambia – Analysis of 2018 Performance
Corporate Bio The core business of CEC Zambia is to supply power to copper producing mines on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia and other related mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in conjunction with SNEL that country’s state utility company. CEC has two incorporated subsidiaries namely CEC-Kabompo Hydro Power Limited (CEC-KHPL)  and […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, Energy, ZCCM-Investment Holdings PlcFebruary 6, 2019

CEC Investors in “Liquid” Windfall with ZCCM IH a Big Winner
Following Copperbelt Energy (CEC Plc) disposing off its 50% shareholding in CEC Liquid Telecommunication Limited (CEC Liquid Telecom) to pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecommunication Holdings Limited (Liquid Telecom) in October 2018, investors in the company waited with baited breath for the CFO through his subcommittee on the board to conclude deliberations for the submission of […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, Energy, TelecomOctober 16, 2018

CEC sheds fat
When we published “New Board Members at CEC? Interesting..“, we decoded the signal from the management team that they had brought on board an investments expert and a private equity specialists. When boards make decisions such as this one, it means that they are looking at improving the investment profile of the company. Many companies […]

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc, EnergySeptember 3, 2018

New Board Members at CEC? Interesting..
It came as quite a curious surprise that following the failure of the CDC acquisition of CEC, energy maestro, Hanson Sindowe was retiring at Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEC Plc. Hanson has enjoyed an illustrious career in the energy sector. Some would even say that he is one of the most important […]

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 […]