eMedia Holdings Limited. JSE:EMN

eMedia shares

Background of eMedia

  • eMedia Holdings is a holding company with its only investment being a 67.7% stake of South African media group eMedia Investments, which has a variety of interests in the broadcasting, production and media content businesses.

  • eMedia Investments history was kick-started by the success of South Africa’s first private commercial free-to-air broadcaster, e.tv, which was established in 1998 and today broadcasts to more than 80% of the country’s population. In 2008, eMedia launched eNCA, the country’s first 24-hour news channel. After significant success, the channel grew to incorporate a news website.

  • Other subsidiaries in the group’s portfolio include radio station YFM and other media-related businesses such as Cape Town Film Studios, Jacana Media, Platco Digital, Strika Entertainment, Silverline 360 and Sasani Television Studios, as well as Lalela – a music publishing business based in Cape Town and Los Angeles.

  • eMedia shares are available to buy on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The live online stocks chart shows a declining eMedia share price.

eMedia Group Shares Growth Driver

  • For the 2016 year, eMedia Holdings decided to buy an increased stake in eMedia Investments, from 63.9% to 67.7%, through the purchase of shares held by minority shareholders.

  • The group recorded a loss of R63.6 million, compared to profit of R124.8 million for the previous year. This was largely reflective of a R144.8 million loss from discontinued operations as the group put non-core assets up for sale, as well as deferred tax charges due to capital gains tax.

  • Revenue for the group’s core asset, e.tv, was placed under pressure, particularly due to a drop in advertising revenue caused by a sharp drop in market share. Management had to review the e.tv schedule and implement changes to correct this. Market share has since been recovered, and e.tv once again became the most watched English television channel in South Africa. Recovery came at the cost of considerable investment, with cost of sales totalling R1.09 billion compared to R983 million the previous year.

  • The group is investing a total of R261.9 million in its multi-channel, OpenView HD and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) offerings. Investment in more channels has been identified as a good growth prospect once DTT rollout in South Africa eventually ramps up. Meanwhile, eNCA continue to be the most watched news channel on DSTV, with a market share of over 50%.

  • The group’s other assets mostly had strong performance. eMedia has decided to exit any non-core and non-profitable assets, and exited from all offshore investments to focus on core South African assets.

eMedia Group Investor Tip

  • eMedia believes that most of the factors hampering performance and eMedia share price were once-off events which have now been stabilised. With e.tv stabilising its market share, continued investment in multi-channel platforms and continued demand for content, the group has forecast better results going forward.

  • In line with the company’s mediocre financial data, eMedia share price has fallen considerably, from R31 in 2014 to R9 by July 2016. Competition in the media business is stiff, so success will hinge on whether the company can successfully compete in the multi-channel arena. Currently, eMedia shares are not the most tempting prospect for investors to purchase.

eMedia Major Shareholders

Fulela Trade and Invest 81 (Pty) Ltd

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    Internet Media

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