The ADvTECH Group (JSE: ADH) is one of the largest diversified education, training and placement groups in South Africa. The group’s shares are listed for sale in the Specialised Consumer Services sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), where AdvTech share price has achieved solid returns.
In recent history, ADvTECH has expanded its portfolio through the purchase of Centurus Colleges, Maravest Group, Gaborone International School, Kathstan College, and Boleng which was rebranded as Trinityhouse Northriding.
The group has also managed to buy a majority stake in Contract Accountants Dividend. ADvTECH has increased its student recruitment by 43% and they have maintained a worthy reputation for academic excellence.
The group was one of the first to introduce new technology-enabled blended learning solutions, which supports both face-to-face and distance learning through live online applications, while also expanding into the mid-fee markets and the rest of Africa.
ADvTECH Shares Growth Driver
ADvTECH‘s expansion strategy, involving acquisitions and organic expansion, saw revenueup by 40% to R2.7 billion in the latest financial year,with operating profit increasing 75% to R448 million. Its operating margins improved from 13% to 17%. In line with this good financial data, ADvTECH share price has held firm over.
There has been a strong performance from the group’s existing schools. These great performances combined with the new savings and acquisitions; saw a positive shift in momentum the Schools division. The Resourcing division managed to increase market share and built on their solid first half performance by increasing operating profits further in the second half of the year. While the Group is still focused on its core businesses, and continues to invest capital in growing its leading market position, the plan has been extended to include more use of digitally enabled learning in traditional contact classrooms, as well as in distance education.
After securing good capital resources, ADvTECH is intending to lessen and reorganize debt, as well as fund capital projects and make acquisitions. Last year, ADvTECH clinched the purchase of sizeable private school operations Maravest and Centurus. There was already R1.5bn worth of uniquely approved capital projects where the board of directorsapproved new investments. Another R1.2bn was earmarked for project phases at existing operations, and a further R1bn of new projects still have to be brought to the ADvTECH board for approval.
ADvTECH Investor Tip
AdvTECH has enjoyed strong buy in from investors, and ADvTECH share price has benefitted from a continuing growth in market share across most divisions. The company managed to withstand a takeover bid instigated by private education group Curro Holdings, and has emerged as a strong competitor in the sector. Although the live online stocks chart shows that ADvTECH share price has been stagnant lately, the forecast looks good for long-term growth for investors who buy and trade in ADvTECH shares.
ADvTECH Major Shareholders
Coronation Fund Managers, Vision Capital Management, Public Investment Corporation.
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