Sunday, December 25, 2016 7:00 AM / Proshare Markets
The financial services sector which houses the banking and the insurance sub-sectors is another major and critical sector of the Nigerian economy and duly represented on the NSE.
A cursory review of the EPS ratio of the financial services sector reveals that NESF tops based on EPS and closely followed by GUARANTY and ZENITHBANK while SKYEBANK and INTENEGINS lead otherwise with negative EPS.
NESF is an energy sector fund listed in the financial services sector in June 1999. The company latest result published is it March 2015 Audited Financials. It reported an interest income of N100.71 mln, up by 8.31% and a PAT of N35.73 mln which went down by 61.55%.
A review of the PE Ratio of the financial services sector revealed that RESORTSAL and ABBEYBDS top the table while UNHOMES and CORNERST lead otherwise with negative figures.
AIICO tops financial services sector on Return on Equity (RoE) ratio, while UNIC recorded the least ratio with a negative figure.
DEAPCAP tops financial services sector’s PAT Margin as AFRIPRUD follows on the ladder, while UNIC and EQUITYASUR recorded the least percentage figure.
Financial services sector records eight (8) gainers to twenty (20) losers in 2016 as at 23rd December, 2016. UCAP tops the gainers’ list with +112.98% while SKYEBANK tops the losers’ chart with -68.35% loss.
Out of the eight (8) gainers, banking sub-sector has four (4) stocks to dominate the list, OFIs has two (2) representations while Insurance and mortgage carrier sub-sectors have one (1) representation each.
Also, the banking subsector dominates the losers’ list with eight (8) stocks and closely followed by OFIs and the insurance sub-sector.
1. Nigeria’s Economic Indicators in 2016