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MTNN- Need to Boost Performance Indices, to Maintain High Valuation

Coy: MTN-NIGERIA Plc (MTNN)
Rating: Hold
Current Market Price: N132.55
Year High: N159.30
Year Low: N99.00
Fair Value: See Valuation Analysis Below
By: Jeariogbe Tunde Segun (Equity Analyst)

Key Financial Ratio

  • In this report, we observed the full year financial performance indices of MTN-Nigeria Plc for the full year ended 31st December 2018, compare same with the full year statistics of 2017 for the purpose of establishing growth.
  • The report also compared five (5) years full year performance indices and ratios
  • Since the results observed in this report were all posted before the listing of MTNN’s shares on the floor of the exchange, shares outstanding used in estimating the ratios is 407,090,263 as against the new shares outstanding of 20,354,513,050
  • Thus, to establish the possible picture of investments ratios after listing, we tested the new shares outstanding on the old financial indices as if 2018 and 2017 financials were posted after listing. See the Investment Ratios column below for our findings
  • On the strength of the above, our valuation model explored ratios calculated with both old and new shares outstanding.
  • We finally concluded on the need for the management of MTNN to improve its next earnings by at least 90% over 2018’s to maintain valuation in the range of N150.00 and above. See below for our findings.
MTN NIG
Bourse Nigerian Stock Exchange
Code Name MTNN
Sector Telecommunications Services
Market Classification Premium Board
Nature of Business Telecommunication Services
Date of Incorporation November 8th 2000
Date Listed May 16th 2019
End of Accounting Year 31st December
Website www.ntnonline.com
Registrar United Securities Limited
Auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers
Share Price@Relsd (N)                                                                145.00
Earnings per Share                                                                357.87
Intrinsic Value(N)                                                               See Valuation analysis below
Share Outstanding 20,354,513,050
Market Capitalisation                                             2,951,404,392,250

Company Figures

  • Between year 2018 and 2017, total Turnover value improved by 17.13%, moving from N887.18 billion to N1.03 trillion
  • Direct Network Operating Cost stood at N305.51 billion as against N268.35 billion posted in comparable year of 2017
  • Operating Profit was estimated at N266.11 billion after growing by 36.40% from the N195.10 billion of the previous year
  • Operating Expenses stood at N309.85 billion as against N268.35 billion in 2017
  • Finance Cost reduced appreciably by 60.75% to stand at N67.33 billion from N131.54 billion posted in similar year of 2017
  • Profit before Tax soared by 106.74% to stand at N221.34 billion compared to the N107.06 billion achieved through 2017
  • After considering the tax expenses, a total of N145.68 billion was reported as profit for the year, this is 80.96% improvement over 2017 profit
MTN NIG
Statement of Comprehensive Income
  2018(Mill) 2017(Mill) %CHG
Turnover    1,039,117                  887,180 17.13
Direct Netwk Operating Cost       305,519                  268,358 13.85
Operating Profit       266,113                  195,100 36.40
Opex       309,853                  272,472 13.72
DEPRECIATION       141,162                     24,001 488.15
AMORTISATION          48,604                  123,817 60.75
Finance Cost         67,339                  131,542 48.81
PBT       221,342                  107,060 106.74
TAX         75,656                     26,551 184.94
PAT       145,685                     80,509 80.96
TOTAL COMP INCOME       145,195                     81,241 78.72
Statement of Financial Position
Current Asset       195,854                  241,416 18.87
Non-Current Assets       745,884                  728,191 2.43
Total Assets       941,739                  969,607 2.87
Current Liabilities       580,948                  541,652 7.25
Non-Current Liabilities       141,439                  315,103 55.11
Total Liabilities       722,387                  856,755 15.68
Net Debt       219,352                  112,851 94.37
Retained Earnings       154,201                     43,207 256.88
Property Plant & Equipment       607,023                  582,438 4.22
Cash & Cash Equivalents         53,011                     89,564 40.81
Net Assets       219,352                  112,851 94.37
  • Current Assets between the two years dropped by 18.87% to stand at N195.85 billion as against the previously reported N241.41 billion
  • Non-Current Assets inched up by 2.43% to stand at N745.88 billion as against N728.19 billion of 2017 financial year
  • Current Liability for the period equally builds by marginal 7.25% at the current estimate of N580.94 billion compared to the N541.65 billion estimate at the end of 2017 financial year
  • Non-Current liabilities dropped appreciably by 55.11%, from the previously reported N315.10 billion to N141.43 billion
  • Thus, Net Debt for the period is N219.35 billion as against the N112.85 billion achieved at the end of the comparable year-2017
  • Property Plant and Equipment stood at N607.02 billion, this is 4.22% above the 2017 estimate of N582.43 billion
  • Due to the large dropped in the Non-Current Liabilities, Net Assets soared by 94.37% to stand at N219.35 billion as against N112.85 billion reported in 2017 financial year

Financial/Solvency Ratio

  • Estimated Debt Ratio confirmed that Total Debt reported for the period is 0.77x or 77% of Total Assets, this is a drop from the 0.88x/ 88% estimated from the 2017 financials
  • As shown in the below table, Total Debt value for the period can swiftly replicate Equity 3.29x this is better that the 7.59x replicate of 2017 financial year. Please understand that the company used less debt in the current year
  • Also tested is the Equity Ratio that confirmed that total Equity is only 23% of the company’s total Assets as against the 12% Equity contribution to Total Assets in the comparable year. This is encouraged by the improvement achieved in the Net Assets between the two years under comparison
Financial Strength/Solvency Ratio
TICKERS 2018 2017 %CHG
Debt Ratio                   0.77                                     0.88 13.19
Total Debt to Equity Ratio (MRQ)                         3.29                                          7.59 56.62
Equity Ratio                               0.23                                          0.12 100.12

Profitability Ratios

  • EBITDA Margin is estimated at 25.61% for the current year, this is same as 16.45% growth over the 2017 estimate of 21.99%. Two things can be established from this; the firm is able to report profit after settling its operating expenses and also improved in profitability within the two years compared in this report
  • Pre-tax Margin builds outstandingly within the two financial years, as it is currently estimated at 21.30% as against the 12.07% estimate in 2017
  • Likewise, Profit Margin doubled by 54.50% at the current estimate of 14.02% against 9.07% estimate in 2017
  • Direct Network Operating Cost is same as 29.40% of the Turnover figure, this is a marginal decrease of 2.80% from the 30.25% of 2017. We are of the opinion that the company may have achieved its lowest level of Direct operating cost
  • Return on Average Equity stood at 87.71%, same as 4.05% improvement over the previous estimate of 84.29%. This in our rating is very commendable
  • Meanwhile, Return on Average Assets stood at 15.24% up above the 8.07% estimate in 2017
PROFITABILITY RATIOS
TICKERS 2018 2017 %CHG
EBITDA MARGIN 25.61% 21.99% 16.45
PRE-TAX MARGIN 21.30% 12.07% 76.51
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 51.93% 32.98% 57.47
PROFIT MARGIN 14.02% 9.07% 54.50
DI to TO 29.40% 30.25% 2.80
ROAE 87.71% 84.29% 4.05
ROAA 15.24% 8.07% 89.01

Efficiency Ratios

  • Operating Expenses is estimated at 29.82% of Turnover figure as against the 30.71% in 2017, the 2.91% depreciation is fair and shows that the communication firm is effectively gauging its Operating Expenses per time
  • Turnover fairly overruns the Total Assets Value as it is currently estimated to be 110.34% of the Total Asset at the end of the 2018 financial year. Nevertheless, this is 20.59% improvement over the 91.50% estimated in the comparable year
  • Working Capital Ratio is currently above unity at 1.38x up from the 0.77x achieved in similar year of 2017. Please note that, a working capital ratio of less than 1.0 is a strong indicator that there will be liquidity problems in the future, while a ratio in the vicinity of 2.0 is considered to represent good short-term liquidity
EFFICIENCY RATIOS
  2018 2017  
OPEX TO TO 29.82% 30.71% 2.91
TO to TA 110.34% 91.50% 20.59
Working Capital Ratio                               1.38                                          0.77 80.74

Investment Ratios

  • Since the company- MTN-Nigeria is a newly listed equity on the floor of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, we have divided our investment ratios into two parts.
  • The first part observed the ratios by the old shares outstanding (407,090,263) as at the time the result was made available to its then shareholders; while
  • The second part tested the same results with the new shares outstanding (20,354,513,050) at listing.

Investment Ratios at Old Shares Outstanding

  • Earnings per Shares stood at N357.87 as against the N197.77 earned at the end of 2017 financial year, this is same as 80.96% improvement
  • Thus, Total Comprehensive Income builds by 78.72% to stand at N356.67 against N199.57
  • Book Value per unit share of MTNN shares stood at N538.83 up from N277.22 in 2017
  • Capital Expenditure per share is N407.15 lower than the N562.36 in 2017 financials
  • Please note that some investment ratios were excluded since MTNN was not listed on NSE as at this time
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Tickers 2018 2017 %Chg
EPS 357.87 197.77 80.96
TCIP/SHARE 356.67 199.57 78.72
BV/Share 538.83 277.22 94.37
CAPEX/SHARE 407.15 562.36 27.60

Investment Ratios at New Shares Outstanding

  • Please understand that this is not real, it’s only a test done to picture what the position would have looked like with the new shares outstanding
  • The amount earned per unit shares of MTNN will be N7.16 an 80.96% upbeat from the N3.96 supposed earnings per shares in 2017
  • Book Value per shares will stand at N10.78 as against N5.54 in corresponding year
  • Capital Expenditure per share will be N8.14 as against N5.62 in comparable year
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Tickers 2018 2017 %Chg
EPS 7.16 3.96 80.96
TCIP/SHARE 7.13 3.99 78.72
BV/Share 10.78 5.54 94.37
CAPEX/SHARE 8.14 5.62 44.86

Valuation

  • While attempting to rightly placed each unit of MTNN shares, we adopted two valuation models; the first is Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE) and General 2-Stage Dividend Discount Model. We placed our fair value at the average of the two valuation models.
  • When we valued with the current interim dividend of N94.85, on FCFE, we arrived at N298.42 while on 2-Stage DDM we arrived at N1,826.18, thus the average of these two valuation model outcome resulted is N1,062.30
  • Meanwhile, at our test approach, we re-valued with our test ratio outcomes using the new shares outstanding as noted above. We arrived at the dividend paid by relying on the company stated dividend policy in its first quarter financial where it said it target 80% pay-out ratio in its subsequent performance. In other words our presumed Dividend per share is N5.73. On this strength, FCFE valued each unit of MTNN shares at N23.30 while 2-Stage DDM placed the shares at N110.24. In line with the above approach, we settled for the average of the two valuation approach at 77.
  • In other to further establish our valuation approach, we did valuation by comparison, and so compared few high cap listed equities financial indices to that of MTNN as shown below;
Coy PAT TOTAL ASSETS SHARES OUTSTANDING NET ASSETS LATEST EPS LATEST DIV PAY OUT RATIO UNIT PRICE
DANGOTE CEM 390,325 1,694,463 17,040,507,405 986,613 22.91 16.50 72.03% 201.60 
NESTLE FOODS 43,008 162,33 792,656,252 50,220 54.26 38.50 70.96% 1,450.00 
TOTAL NIG PLC 7,960 132,520 339,521,837 30,730 23.45 14.00 59.71% 162.00 
11 PLC             9,328                70,660                 360,595,262     33,772 25.87 8.25 31.89% 175.00 
MTNN         145,685             941,739          20,354,513,050 219,352 7.16 0.00% 132.55 
  • In our opinion, MNT-Nigeria compared better with Dangote Cement in financials (See above table for details). We are of the opinion, that for MTNN to maintain higher valuation it will have to improve its Earnings for the on-going financial year by at least 90% YoY. If this is achieved it will be able to take care of the over bloated shares outstanding and build its valuation metrics over the year.
  • In other words, we await subsequent performance indices from this firm for proper valuation.

Five years financial performance

 

Statement of Comprehensive Income
  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Turnover 1,039,117 885,440 793,672 807,448 824,806
Cost of Sales 305,519 268,358 176,901 125,801 107,630
operating Profit 266,113, 195,100 232,349 18,439 328,930
Opex 309,853 272,472 261,227 521,540 232,384
Depreciation 141,162 123,817 116,842 122,354 134,566
Amortisation 26,700 26,648 26,896 18,052 329,930
Finance Cost 67,339 131,542 145,829 70,362 66,354
PBT 221,342 107,060 126,651 -12,334 290,606
TAX 75,656 26,551 37,850 67,954 81,579
PAT 145,685 80,509 88,800 -80,289 209,026
Total Comp Inc. 145,195 80,680 89,126 -80,289 209,026
Statement of Financial Position
Retained Earnings 154,201 43,207 12,698 -76,101 160,016
Cash & Cash Equivalents 53,011 89,564 146,369 200,584 207,654
Property Plant & Equip. 607,023 582,438 494,670 450,873 513,908
Current Assets 195,854 241,416 363,784 385,998 401,804
Non-Current Assets 745,884 750,433 663,021 613,478 575,272
Total Assets 941,739 991,849 1,026,806 999,477 977,077
Current Liabilities 580,948 542,243 487,429 447,768 355,127
Non-Current Liabilities 141,439 340,757 461,207 562,665 450,788
Total Liabilities 722,387 883,000 948,637 1,010,434 805,915
Net Assets 219,352 108,849 78,169 -10,956 171,161

 

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Earnings ReportFeatured

MTNN- Need to Boost Performance Indices, to Maintain High Valuation

Coy: MTN-NIGERIA Plc (MTNN)
Rating: Hold
Current Market Price: N132.55
Year High: N159.30
Year Low: N99.00
Fair Value: See Valuation Analysis Below
By: Jeariogbe Tunde Segun (Equity Analyst)

Key Financial Ratio

  • In this report, we observed the full year financial performance indices of MTN-Nigeria Plc for the full year ended 31st December 2018, compare same with the full year statistics of 2017 for the purpose of establishing growth.
  • The report also compared five (5) years full year performance indices and ratios
  • Since the results observed in this report were all posted before the listing of MTNN’s shares on the floor of the exchange, shares outstanding used in estimating the ratios is 407,090,263 as against the new shares outstanding of 20,354,513,050
  • Thus, to establish the possible picture of investments ratios after listing, we tested the new shares outstanding on the old financial indices as if 2018 and 2017 financials were posted after listing. See the Investment Ratios column below for our findings
  • On the strength of the above, our valuation model explored ratios calculated with both old and new shares outstanding.
  • We finally concluded on the need for the management of MTNN to improve its next earnings by at least 90% over 2018’s to maintain valuation in the range of N150.00 and above. See below for our findings.
MTN NIG
Bourse Nigerian Stock Exchange
Code Name MTNN
Sector Telecommunications Services
Market Classification Premium Board
Nature of Business Telecommunication Services
Date of Incorporation November 8th 2000
Date Listed May 16th 2019
End of Accounting Year 31st December
Website www.ntnonline.com
Registrar United Securities Limited
Auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers
Share Price@Relsd (N)                                                                145.00
Earnings per Share                                                                357.87
Intrinsic Value(N)                                                               See Valuation analysis below
Share Outstanding 20,354,513,050
Market Capitalisation                                             2,951,404,392,250

Company Figures

  • Between year 2018 and 2017, total Turnover value improved by 17.13%, moving from N887.18 billion to N1.03 trillion
  • Direct Network Operating Cost stood at N305.51 billion as against N268.35 billion posted in comparable year of 2017
  • Operating Profit was estimated at N266.11 billion after growing by 36.40% from the N195.10 billion of the previous year
  • Operating Expenses stood at N309.85 billion as against N268.35 billion in 2017
  • Finance Cost reduced appreciably by 60.75% to stand at N67.33 billion from N131.54 billion posted in similar year of 2017
  • Profit before Tax soared by 106.74% to stand at N221.34 billion compared to the N107.06 billion achieved through 2017
  • After considering the tax expenses, a total of N145.68 billion was reported as profit for the year, this is 80.96% improvement over 2017 profit
MTN NIG
Statement of Comprehensive Income
  2018(Mill) 2017(Mill) %CHG
Turnover    1,039,117                  887,180 17.13
Direct Netwk Operating Cost       305,519                  268,358 13.85
Operating Profit       266,113                  195,100 36.40
Opex       309,853                  272,472 13.72
DEPRECIATION       141,162                     24,001 488.15
AMORTISATION          48,604                  123,817 60.75
Finance Cost         67,339                  131,542 48.81
PBT       221,342                  107,060 106.74
TAX         75,656                     26,551 184.94
PAT       145,685                     80,509 80.96
TOTAL COMP INCOME       145,195                     81,241 78.72
Statement of Financial Position
Current Asset       195,854                  241,416 18.87
Non-Current Assets       745,884                  728,191 2.43
Total Assets       941,739                  969,607 2.87
Current Liabilities       580,948                  541,652 7.25
Non-Current Liabilities       141,439                  315,103 55.11
Total Liabilities       722,387                  856,755 15.68
Net Debt       219,352                  112,851 94.37
Retained Earnings       154,201                     43,207 256.88
Property Plant & Equipment       607,023                  582,438 4.22
Cash & Cash Equivalents         53,011                     89,564 40.81
Net Assets       219,352                  112,851 94.37
  • Current Assets between the two years dropped by 18.87% to stand at N195.85 billion as against the previously reported N241.41 billion
  • Non-Current Assets inched up by 2.43% to stand at N745.88 billion as against N728.19 billion of 2017 financial year
  • Current Liability for the period equally builds by marginal 7.25% at the current estimate of N580.94 billion compared to the N541.65 billion estimate at the end of 2017 financial year
  • Non-Current liabilities dropped appreciably by 55.11%, from the previously reported N315.10 billion to N141.43 billion
  • Thus, Net Debt for the period is N219.35 billion as against the N112.85 billion achieved at the end of the comparable year-2017
  • Property Plant and Equipment stood at N607.02 billion, this is 4.22% above the 2017 estimate of N582.43 billion
  • Due to the large dropped in the Non-Current Liabilities, Net Assets soared by 94.37% to stand at N219.35 billion as against N112.85 billion reported in 2017 financial year

Financial/Solvency Ratio

  • Estimated Debt Ratio confirmed that Total Debt reported for the period is 0.77x or 77% of Total Assets, this is a drop from the 0.88x/ 88% estimated from the 2017 financials
  • As shown in the below table, Total Debt value for the period can swiftly replicate Equity 3.29x this is better that the 7.59x replicate of 2017 financial year. Please understand that the company used less debt in the current year
  • Also tested is the Equity Ratio that confirmed that total Equity is only 23% of the company’s total Assets as against the 12% Equity contribution to Total Assets in the comparable year. This is encouraged by the improvement achieved in the Net Assets between the two years under comparison
Financial Strength/Solvency Ratio
TICKERS 2018 2017 %CHG
Debt Ratio                   0.77                                     0.88 13.19
Total Debt to Equity Ratio (MRQ)                         3.29                                          7.59 56.62
Equity Ratio                               0.23                                          0.12 100.12

Profitability Ratios

  • EBITDA Margin is estimated at 25.61% for the current year, this is same as 16.45% growth over the 2017 estimate of 21.99%. Two things can be established from this; the firm is able to report profit after settling its operating expenses and also improved in profitability within the two years compared in this report
  • Pre-tax Margin builds outstandingly within the two financial years, as it is currently estimated at 21.30% as against the 12.07% estimate in 2017
  • Likewise, Profit Margin doubled by 54.50% at the current estimate of 14.02% against 9.07% estimate in 2017
  • Direct Network Operating Cost is same as 29.40% of the Turnover figure, this is a marginal decrease of 2.80% from the 30.25% of 2017. We are of the opinion that the company may have achieved its lowest level of Direct operating cost
  • Return on Average Equity stood at 87.71%, same as 4.05% improvement over the previous estimate of 84.29%. This in our rating is very commendable
  • Meanwhile, Return on Average Assets stood at 15.24% up above the 8.07% estimate in 2017
PROFITABILITY RATIOS
TICKERS 2018 2017 %CHG
EBITDA MARGIN 25.61% 21.99% 16.45
PRE-TAX MARGIN 21.30% 12.07% 76.51
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE 51.93% 32.98% 57.47
PROFIT MARGIN 14.02% 9.07% 54.50
DI to TO 29.40% 30.25% 2.80
ROAE 87.71% 84.29% 4.05
ROAA 15.24% 8.07% 89.01

Efficiency Ratios

  • Operating Expenses is estimated at 29.82% of Turnover figure as against the 30.71% in 2017, the 2.91% depreciation is fair and shows that the communication firm is effectively gauging its Operating Expenses per time
  • Turnover fairly overruns the Total Assets Value as it is currently estimated to be 110.34% of the Total Asset at the end of the 2018 financial year. Nevertheless, this is 20.59% improvement over the 91.50% estimated in the comparable year
  • Working Capital Ratio is currently above unity at 1.38x up from the 0.77x achieved in similar year of 2017. Please note that, a working capital ratio of less than 1.0 is a strong indicator that there will be liquidity problems in the future, while a ratio in the vicinity of 2.0 is considered to represent good short-term liquidity
EFFICIENCY RATIOS
  2018 2017  
OPEX TO TO 29.82% 30.71% 2.91
TO to TA 110.34% 91.50% 20.59
Working Capital Ratio                               1.38                                          0.77 80.74

Investment Ratios

  • Since the company- MTN-Nigeria is a newly listed equity on the floor of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, we have divided our investment ratios into two parts.
  • The first part observed the ratios by the old shares outstanding (407,090,263) as at the time the result was made available to its then shareholders; while
  • The second part tested the same results with the new shares outstanding (20,354,513,050) at listing.

Investment Ratios at Old Shares Outstanding

  • Earnings per Shares stood at N357.87 as against the N197.77 earned at the end of 2017 financial year, this is same as 80.96% improvement
  • Thus, Total Comprehensive Income builds by 78.72% to stand at N356.67 against N199.57
  • Book Value per unit share of MTNN shares stood at N538.83 up from N277.22 in 2017
  • Capital Expenditure per share is N407.15 lower than the N562.36 in 2017 financials
  • Please note that some investment ratios were excluded since MTNN was not listed on NSE as at this time
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Tickers 2018 2017 %Chg
EPS 357.87 197.77 80.96
TCIP/SHARE 356.67 199.57 78.72
BV/Share 538.83 277.22 94.37
CAPEX/SHARE 407.15 562.36 27.60

Investment Ratios at New Shares Outstanding

  • Please understand that this is not real, it’s only a test done to picture what the position would have looked like with the new shares outstanding
  • The amount earned per unit shares of MTNN will be N7.16 an 80.96% upbeat from the N3.96 supposed earnings per shares in 2017
  • Book Value per shares will stand at N10.78 as against N5.54 in corresponding year
  • Capital Expenditure per share will be N8.14 as against N5.62 in comparable year
Investment/Valuation Ratios
Tickers 2018 2017 %Chg
EPS 7.16 3.96 80.96
TCIP/SHARE 7.13 3.99 78.72
BV/Share 10.78 5.54 94.37
CAPEX/SHARE 8.14 5.62 44.86

Valuation

  • While attempting to rightly placed each unit of MTNN shares, we adopted two valuation models; the first is Free Cash Flow to Equity (FCFE) and General 2-Stage Dividend Discount Model. We placed our fair value at the average of the two valuation models.
  • When we valued with the current interim dividend of N94.85, on FCFE, we arrived at N298.42 while on 2-Stage DDM we arrived at N1,826.18, thus the average of these two valuation model outcome resulted is N1,062.30
  • Meanwhile, at our test approach, we re-valued with our test ratio outcomes using the new shares outstanding as noted above. We arrived at the dividend paid by relying on the company stated dividend policy in its first quarter financial where it said it target 80% pay-out ratio in its subsequent performance. In other words our presumed Dividend per share is N5.73. On this strength, FCFE valued each unit of MTNN shares at N23.30 while 2-Stage DDM placed the shares at N110.24. In line with the above approach, we settled for the average of the two valuation approach at 77.
  • In other to further establish our valuation approach, we did valuation by comparison, and so compared few high cap listed equities financial indices to that of MTNN as shown below;
Coy PAT TOTAL ASSETS SHARES OUTSTANDING NET ASSETS LATEST EPS LATEST DIV PAY OUT RATIO UNIT PRICE
DANGOTE CEM 390,325 1,694,463 17,040,507,405 986,613 22.91 16.50 72.03% 201.60 
NESTLE FOODS 43,008 162,33 792,656,252 50,220 54.26 38.50 70.96% 1,450.00 
TOTAL NIG PLC 7,960 132,520 339,521,837 30,730 23.45 14.00 59.71% 162.00 
11 PLC             9,328                70,660                 360,595,262     33,772 25.87 8.25 31.89% 175.00 
MTNN         145,685             941,739          20,354,513,050 219,352 7.16 0.00% 132.55 
  • In our opinion, MNT-Nigeria compared better with Dangote Cement in financials (See above table for details). We are of the opinion, that for MTNN to maintain higher valuation it will have to improve its Earnings for the on-going financial year by at least 90% YoY. If this is achieved it will be able to take care of the over bloated shares outstanding and build its valuation metrics over the year.
  • In other words, we await subsequent performance indices from this firm for proper valuation.

Five years financial performance

 

Statement of Comprehensive Income
  2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
Turnover 1,039,117 885,440 793,672 807,448 824,806
Cost of Sales 305,519 268,358 176,901 125,801 107,630
operating Profit 266,113, 195,100 232,349 18,439 328,930
Opex 309,853 272,472 261,227 521,540 232,384
Depreciation 141,162 123,817 116,842 122,354 134,566
Amortisation 26,700 26,648 26,896 18,052 329,930
Finance Cost 67,339 131,542 145,829 70,362 66,354
PBT 221,342 107,060 126,651 -12,334 290,606
TAX 75,656 26,551 37,850 67,954 81,579
PAT 145,685 80,509 88,800 -80,289 209,026
Total Comp Inc. 145,195 80,680 89,126 -80,289 209,026
Statement of Financial Position
Retained Earnings 154,201 43,207 12,698 -76,101 160,016
Cash & Cash Equivalents 53,011 89,564 146,369 200,584 207,654
Property Plant & Equip. 607,023 582,438 494,670 450,873 513,908
Current Assets 195,854 241,416 363,784 385,998 401,804
Non-Current Assets 745,884 750,433 663,021 613,478 575,272
Total Assets 941,739 991,849 1,026,806 999,477 977,077
Current Liabilities 580,948 542,243 487,429 447,768 355,127
Non-Current Liabilities 141,439 340,757 461,207 562,665 450,788
Total Liabilities 722,387 883,000 948,637 1,010,434 805,915
Net Assets 219,352 108,849 78,169 -10,956 171,161

 

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