Omnia Holdings Limited. JSE: OMN

Omnia shares

Background of Omnia

  • Omnia Holdings is a diversified South African group which focuses on the provision of specialised chemical products and services, for use in the chemicals, agriculture and mining sectors. The group has a presence in 23 countries, with operations in 18 Africa countries and Australasia, China and Brazil. The group’s history stems back to 1953 when Omnia was established as a small family business.

  • Products for sale to the agriculture industry include granular, liquid and speciality fertilisers and ammonia gas. Services include laboratory work, risk management and research and development. The mining division is split into two companies – BME and Protea Mining Chemicals. BME offers bulk emulsion and blended bulk explosives formulations, along with detonators, packaged explosives and boosters. The Chemicals division’s main business is Protea Chemicals, which manufactures and distributes specialty, functional and effect chemicals and polymers.

  • Today, Omnia has around 3 000 employees and recorded revenue of R16.8 billion in the 2016 financial year. Omnia shares are available to buy on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) with a market cap of R11.5 billion. Omnia share price is recovering after a difficult spell on the bourse.

Omnia Shares Growth Driver

  • Omnia aims to differentiate itself by adding value at every stage of the chemical supply and service chain, by harnessing technological innovation and intellectual capital. Diversification across customers, geographies, products and commodities also underpins the group’s growth.

  • Performance in recent years has been hampered by the challenging conditions within South Africa’s agriculture, mining and manufacturing sectors. The group had a 25% decrease in profit for the 2016 financial year, totalling R702 million. The agriculture division has struggled due to the prevailing drought affecting the industry, but still managed to achieve 99% of the fertiliser sales volumes achieved in 2015. The international agriculture business was put under pressure by the strength of US Dollar against weak local currencies and depressed market conditions. The mining industry was hard hit by falling commodity market prices, and many miners were not able to buy as many explosives from BME as in the past. To secure sustainability, the division’s management team was restructured and costs were reduced.

  • Meanwhile, Protea Chemicals was impacted by the oil price crash and a steep fall in the value of most of its derivative chemical products. The company was reorganised in 2014, and improvements in gross margin helped to offset the 5% decline in volumes.

Omnia Group Investor Tip

  • Omnia shares have not been a prosperous buy for investors as the company faces a difficult trade conditions within the industries it serves. The live online stocks chart
    shows that Omnia share price fell from a high of R239.30 in September 2014, to R117 by the beginning of 2016. As the mining and manufacturing sectors start to recover slightly, the stocks have started to recover. The group’s balance sheet data is still healthy and free of debt, indicating that Omnia has weathered the storm well. Omnia is well-positioned to take advantage of improving trading conditions, making it a solid share to buy.

Omnia Major Shareholders

Government Employees Pension Fund, Foord Asset Managers, Coronation Fund Managers, Prudential Investment Managers, OMIGSA.

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    Specialty Chemicals

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