Highlights of the day: 14 November

April 17, 2024

FinMeUp highlights of the day


South Africa

Vodacom Group Limited- Interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2022

  • Group revenue grew 7.7% to R53.7 billion.
  • Financial services customers grew by 10.2% to 63.1 million.
  • Net profit fell 9% to R8.07 million.
  • EPS fell 9.3% to 457 cents per share.
  • The company declared a gross interim dividend of 340 cents per ordinary share which will be paid on Monday 5 December 2022.

Telkom SA SOC Limited- Trading Statement for the six months ended 30 September 2022

  • Basic EPS is expected to decrease by between 45% and 55% to between 124.6 and 152.2 cents per share.

Brait PLC- Results for the six-month period ended 30 September 2022

  • Premier Group Limited has announced its intention to list on the main board of the JSE.
  • The listing will raise $4.6 billion and significantly improve Braits balance sheet.
  • Virgin Active membership has grown by 20% YTD.
  • Virgin Active completed the acquisition of the Real Foods nutrition assets (Kauai and Nü).
  • Braits NAV per share grew 0.4% to R8.40.

Purple Group Limited- Summary Consolidated Results for the year ended 31 August 2022

  • Group revenue increased by 33.8% to R274 million.
  • Group operating expenses increased by 38.1% to R213 million.
  • Profit before fair value adjustments and tax increased by 55.2% to R40.3 million.
  • Group basic EPS decreased by 16.8% to 3.71 cents per share.
  • Purple group acquired the remaining 49% shareholding interest in EasyCrypto for R61 million.
  • EasyEquities acquired the remaining 49% shareholding interest in EasyProperties for R25 million.
  • EasyEquities acquired the remaining 50% shareholding interest in RISE for R60 million.

Shoprite Holdings Limited- Operational update for the quarter ended September 2022

  • Group sales grew by 18.6%.
  • Group sales, excluding RSA LiquorShop, grew by 15.9%.

RFG Holdings Limited- Trading statement for the year ended 2 October 2022

  • EPS is expected to be between 64% and 69% higher, resulting in an EPS of between 135.5c and 139.6c.

Barloworld Limited- Trading statement

  • Basic EPS is expected to decrease by between 22% and 26% to between 1 026.2 cents per share and 1 078.2 cents per share.


The U.S.


  • Amazon aims to make all operations 100% renewable by 2025.


  • Elon Musk says that making a much more affordable car makes sense and that Tesla should do it.


  • SpaceX has just bought a big ad campaign on Twitter for Starlink.


  • Meta entered 2022 with 72 000 employees.
  • So far in 2022, they've hired 15,300 more workers before just laying off 11,000 of them last week.


  • Amazons devices unit, which includes Alexa products, runs at an operating loss of more than $5 billion a year.


  • Black Panther Wakanda Forever just had the 3rd largest domestic opening weekend since the start of the pandemic.
  • Spider-Man No Way Home: $260M
  • Doctor Strange 2: $187M
  • Black Panther 2: $180M

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