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Novus Holdings Limited. JSE: NVS

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Background of Novus

  • Novus Holdings, formerly Paarl Media Group, is a diversified South African commercial printing and manufacturing group with a history stretching back to 2000.

  • Headquartered in Cape Town, the group’s assets today include specialised printing and manufacturing plants servicing customers in South Africa and 13 other African countries. Divisions include Novus Print, Novus Label and Novus Tissue. Services comprise printing of magazines, books, newspapers, catalogues, work documents, labels and educational materials, as well as the manufacture of tissue products. Facilities are situated in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Free State. The group also has an accredited training institution called the Nova Academy.

  • Media24 commands a 62% stake in the group. Novus Holdings recorded revenue of R4.1 billion for the financial year ended 31 March 2016. Novus Holdings shares are for sale on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Novus Shares Growth Driver

  • After changing its name from Paarl Media Group to Novus Holdings and listing on the JSE in 2015, the group diversified into digital print by a move to buy Digital Print Solutions, which boosted the overall portfolio and brought digital and sheet-fed printing together under one roof.

  • Diversification is one of the keys to the group’s performance, with no single product or service contributing more than 30% of revenue. To ensure that products are delivered efficiently, the group tries wherever possible to buy into digital integration between departments, quality control, production risk management and comprehensive logistics solutions that allow for local and international distribution of products and services. Novus focuses on segments of print media that have high barriers to entry and require specialised skills sets. Particular emphasis has been placed on the growing retail industry, flexible packaging, and education linked to literacy and democracy programmes.

  • The devaluation of the rand has sharply affected the local market, resulting in less frequent print runs and reduced page counts. The magazine, newspaper and book industries are under threat, and paper price increases are accelerating. Growth in tissues and labels is however in excess of the GDP forecast for South Africa, making this an area which Novus will increasingly buy into going forward.

  • Despite difficult trading conditions, Novus has managed to increase market share and business offerings. The financial data for 2016 indicated an impressive rise in operating profit, from R561 million to R648 million.

Novus Group Investor Tip

  • The live online stocks chart shows that Novus Holdings share price has yet to impress on the JSE in line with the difficult trade conditions. The company has proven to be highly cash generative and profitable, and whilst the board is remaining cautious about the forecast of subdued market conditions, Novus remains in a stronger position than its competitors due to its size, good capital structure and market-leading status. Whilst stocks in the print industry will continue to be viewed with warranted scepticism, Novus Holdings shares are a solid buy for investors looking to enter the market.

Novus Major Shareholders

Media24, Novus Holdings Share Trust, Adbait, Allan Gray.

  • Sector

    Consumer Discretionary

  • Industry

    Commercial Services

  • Sub industry

    Printing Services

How to buy Novus Group Shares

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    1. Start by Filling in the BUY THIS SHARE form.
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