Sasfin Holdings Limited. JSE: SFN

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Background of Sasfin

  • Sasfin Holdings is the controlling company of commercial bank Sasfin Bank, offering a portfolio of financial services focused on the requirements of entrepreneurs and investors. The bank focuses mainly on large corporate clients and high net-worth individuals. The group’s comprehensive offerings are split into the Business Banking, Wealth Management, Capital, Commercial Solutions and Transactional Banking divisions.

  • Sasfin’s history stems back to 1951 with the establishment of a textile importing business, which grew and diversified quickly until Sasfin Holdings shares were first listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 1987. A banking licence was granted to the business, opening a path for Sasfin to raise capital and buy stockbroking firm Frankel Pollak (now known as Sasfin Securities), injecting a broad client-base of high net-worth individuals.

  • Sasfin Holdings has a JSE market cap of R2 billion, with Sasfin share price recording strong increases over the years, having more than doubled since 2011.

Sasfin Shares Growth Driver

  • Sasfin’s latest financial data shows that the group has managed to chart a profitable course through some very challenging economic conditions. Results for 2016 highlighted a 29% increase in headline earnings to R232 million, with headline earnings per share and dividends per share also both rising 29%.

  • Business banking constitutes the bulk of the group’s profits, and strong revenue generation in this and the Wealth division contributed to the group achieving total income growth of 25.1%. Key factors driving growth in the Business Banking divisions including integration benefits arising through Sasfin’s move to buy a Fintech company to enhance technological innovation and efficiency.

  • In the Wealth division, focus has been placed on increased distribution and enhanced system and operational capabilities, resulting in good performance across all units and an overall 18.6% increase in profitability. Assets under management increased by 11%, whilst the division also decided to buy a 14.3% stake of listed wealth and asset manager Efficient Group Limited. Meanwhile, the Capital division raised profitably by 60% to R20.3 million, supported by a turnaround from the corporate finance unit, which is benefitting from new investment banking services.

  • Still in its fledgling phases, the Transactional Banking division was the only question mark in the group’s financial results, having experienced lower-than-expected client acquisition.

Sasfin Group Investor Tip

  • Sasfin Holdings share price has risen steadily up the stocks chart, from R49 at the beginning of 2016 to R62.05 by October 2016. Investment analysts forecast that
    Sasfin Holdings shares still have potential for upside growth, particularly in light of strengthening economic conditions and rock solid financial results. The group has healthy capital on hand and a conservative strategy to protect investor returns, backed up by some interesting acquisitions in the pipeline. Sasfin Holdings shares look to be a solid purchase at present, with investment analysts predicting a rise up the JSE live online stocks chart.

Sasfin Major Shareholders

Unitas Enterprises Ltd, The Sassoon Children’s Trust and International Finance Corporation.

  • Sector


  • Industry

    Specialty Finance

  • Sub industry

    Commercial Finance

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