Torre Industries Limited. JSE: TOR

Torre Industrial shares

Background of Torre Industries

  • Torre Industries is a black-empowered industrial holding company headquartered in South Africa, with a history of distributing branded capital equipment and other industrial products, along with trade and foreign exchange solutions. Established in 2012,the group today provides products to customers in 12 African countries.

  • Through a number of subsidiaries, operations are conducted through three distinct segments – Capital Equipment, Parts and Components and Analytical Services.

  • Torre Industries shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) with a market cap of around R900 million. The group recorded revenue of R2 billion in 2016, but Torre Industries share price has suffered due to challenging trade conditions.

Torre Industries Shares Growth Driver

  • Torre has a business model which involves value-added sale and rental of capital equipment, distribution of high quality aftermarket parts and delivery of support services to the group’s customer expansion programme. The company seeks to buy into targeted sectors such as engineering, agriculture, automotive, construction, mining, earthmoving, manufacturing and condition monitoring. The group provides support for its numerous subsidiaries, while centralising certain functions where high capacity and expertise levels are required.

  • The group’s performance and Torre Industries share price have been negatively impacted by the difficult economic conditions, which have particularly affected Africa’s industrial sector and prompted the group to put some divisions up for sale. The group recorded a net profit of R37 million for 2016, down from R102 million in 2015. This saw headline earnings per share dropping from R30.26 cents to R16.61 cents, and dividends being slashed from 4 cents per share to 2 cents.

  • Revenue grew substantially from R691 million to R2 billion, due to the group’s moves to buy Elephant Lifting and the Sea Point Group. The once-off costs associated with integrating these companies into the business also affected profitability for the year.

  • The Capital Equipment segment experienced mixed results, with African operations recording good aggregated performance, but South African units trading below expectation. Going forward, the segment will buy into cost containment to withstand the subdued trading conditions, but continue to invest in bolt-on acquisitions and geographic expansion. The Parts and Components segment had a difficult year, as segment, battling against headwinds in all key markets. Focus will be placed on cost containment and strengthening distribution channels, with better results forecast for the future.

  • Analytical Services enjoyed a slightly better performance, but depressed levels of mining exploration activity are expected to continue impacting on profitability.

Torre Industries Group Investor Tip

  • Torre Industries shares have been on a steady downward slide on the live online stocks chart, falling from R5 in September 2015 to R1.71 by November 2016, as the company grapples with the dire economic environment in South Africa. Torre Industries shares have dropped significantly more than the group’s competitors, and investors will be likely to buy these other industrial stocks. Earnings per share are expected to decrease further going forward, making Torre Industries shares an unattractive buy.

Torre Industries Major Shareholders

Stellar Capital Partners Ltd.

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