Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) is an empowered investment holding company based in Cape Town and listed under the financial sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), with a diverse portfolio of investments including hotel and leisure, media and broadcasting, interactive gaming, mining, transport, clothing and properties.
Subsidiaries and companies in which Hosken has investments include Tsogo Sun, Vukani Gaming Corporation, Galaxy Bingo, eMedia Holdings, Golden Arrow Bus Service, Niveus Investments, Deneb Investments, HCI Coal, HCI Properties, Gallagher Estate, KWV Holdings, Formex, Business Systems Group and Syntell. The company has assets totalling more than R64 billion.
Although most of its investments are based in South Africa, HCI’s footprint extends throughout the rest of Africa, as well as Australia and the United Kingdom. The group has a JSE market cap of R12.3 billion, with HCI share price performing just below theJSE All Share Index average for the past five years.
HCI Shares Growth Driver
HCI has an investment strategy focused on pursuing significant equity and capital participation investments in entrepreneurial companies with strong growth potential. The diversified nature of HCI’s portfolio gives it come cushion from declines in any particular market.
The company’s financial data for the 2015 financial year highlighted a 90% increase in revenue, with the main contributors being non-casino gaming (up 25%), transport (up 19%), branded products and manufacturing (up 24%) and mining (up 27%). Media and broadcasting had more subdued revenue growth of 2%, due to advertising revenue at eMedia being under pressure. Investments in offshore media interests, natural gas and retail all recorded losses, but the group still enjoyed an overall net profit of R4.5 billion, up from R1.2 billion the previous year.
During the 2016 financial year, HCI share price took a plunge from R161 to R98.1, and net profit declined to R2.1 billion. This was due to continuing poor performance from the media businesses, as well as losses in branded products, manufacturing and offshore investments. This was largely offset by gains in HCI’s other key focus areas, and HCI share price is likely to benefit from non-performing assets being held for sale.
HCI Group Investor Tip
Following the HCI share price plunge, the live online stocks chart shows a steadily recovering share price in 2016, with investors more willing to buy the shares. Core investments in transport, gaming and properties are yielding strong returns and have contributed greatly to keeping HCI profitable. The company would probably be best served by exiting the increasingly under performing eMedia Holdings, whilst reviewing its other investments and streamlining its portfolio.
Notwithstanding this, investment analysts forecast that HCI shares will outperform the market and produce some upside growth. HCI share price is down 17.3% from July 2015 to July 2016, but a potential upward trajectory is cause for optimism and could encourage investors to buy the shares at their current low price.
HCI Major Shareholders
SACTWU, MJA Golding.
Apparel & Textile Products
Apparel, Footwear & Acc Design
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