2018 Pearl Awards To Hold On 25th November, 2018

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Friday, October 19, 2018 9.05PM / Bukola Akinyele, Proshare WebTV


Nigeria’s leading capital market awards ceremony “The Pearl Awards” will hold its 2018 edition on Sunday November 25th at Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos. 

This was disclosed at the press conference today with a cross-section of market correspondents. 

In his opening remarks, the Chairman of the PEARL Awards Board Dr. Faruk Umar said the press conference was to formally give a briefing on the Nominees for the 2018 PEARL Awards. 

The President and CEO of the Pearl Awards Mr Tayo Orekoya FCA, said the event marked the second time that the media will be invited for PEARL Awards related activities. 

He said it was another opportunity to  recognize & reward outstanding corporate performances, in continuation of its selfless service to the Nigerian Capital Market and the national economy over the past 23 years. 

Instituted in May, 1995 PEARL Awards according to him has over the years organized with finesse the Awards Nite annually as part of its contribution to the growth of the capital market in Nigeria. 

“Since inception and to date, we have been guided by the principles of fairness, transparency and objectivity in our selection process while our scientific approach in determining nominee companies remains unassailable” Orekoya said.

 The theme for this 2018 edition is “Sustaining the Winning Edge”. This is in realization of the need to recognize and reward companies that, in spite of the challenges in the operating environment, local and international, have continued on the winning edge, outperforming others and emerging leaders, deserving of honour in our capital market. 

The Pearl Awards President & CEO shared that the theme for the 2018 edition was “Sustaining the Winning Edge” and said it is in realization of the need to recognize and reward companies that, in spite of the challenges in the operating environment, local and international, have continued on the winning edge, outperforming others and emerging leaders, deserving of honour in the capital market. 

He was convinced that this will go a long way to compliment the efforts of the regulatory authorities towards returning the market to the desired path of sustainable growth and market development. 

Speaking further Orekoya said the PEARL Awards remains the only Awards in this part of the world that identifies and rewards quoted companies based on empirical data. This is the uniqueness of the Awards, which earned it the endorsement 15 years ago, precisely in 2003 by the apex capital market regulatory authority, the Securities & Exchange Commission. 

For the 2018 PEARL Awards, recognitions, honours and Awards shall be in three main categories as listed below:


Main competitive Awards Category

  • Sectoral Leadership Awards
  • Market Excellence Awards
  • Overall Highest Award [The PEARL of the Nigerian Stock Market]

Honourary Awards Category

  • PEARL Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of the Year Award
  • Outstanding Honourary Award for the Capital Market Development
  • Capital Market journalist of the Year Award
  • Media Award for the Capital Market Reporting

Special Recognition Awards Category

  • Issuing House of the Year Award
  • Stockbroking Firm of the Year Award
  • Good Corporate Governance Award

The 2018 Awards Nite, promises to be as much a glamorous edition in the line of previous editions. The event is being packaged with special features and innovations to be a remarkable night of excellence and glamour, where captains of commerce and industries and major stakeholders of our economy will savour the joy of rewarding excellent operational performance of quoted companies and other capital market players in Nigeria.


The nominees for the 2018 PEARL Awards in no particular order are as follows:

Sectorial Leadership Awards


  • Livestock Feeds Plc
  • Okomu Oil Palm Plc
  • Presco Plc


  • Transnational Corporation Plc
  • Chellarams Plc
  • UACN Plc

REAL ESTATE (Investment Trust)

  • Union Homs Real Estate Plc
  • UPDC Real Estate Investment Trust Plc
  • Sky Shelter Fund Plc


  • Guinness Nigeria Plc
  • Champion Breweries Plc
  • Nigerian Brewies Plc

CONSUMER GOODS [Food Prod & Bev]

  • Nestle Nigeria Plc
  • Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc
  • National Salt Co.Nig.Plc

CONSUMER GOODS [Household Prod.]

  • P.Z. Cussons Nigeria Plc
  • Unilever Nigeria Plc
  • Vitafoam Nigeria Plc


  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • Guarantee Trust Bank Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc


  • Continental Reinsurance Plc
  • NEM Insurance Plc
  • Linkage Assurance Plc

FINANCIAL SERVICES (Other Financial Institutions)

  • Africa Prudential Registrars Plc
  • Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc
  • United Capital Plc

HEALTHCARE (Pharmaceuticals)

  • PharmaDeko Plc
  • May & Baker Plc
  • Fidson Healthcare Plc

INDUSTRIAL GOODS (Building Material)

  • Lafarge Africa Plc
  • Dangote Cement Plc
  • Cement Co. of Northern Nig. Plc

HEALTHCARE (Providers/Suppliers)

  • Ekocorp Plc
  • Union Diag. & Clinical Services Plc
  • Morison Industries Plc

ICT (Computers/Services)

  • NCR [Nigeria] Plc
  • Courteville Business Solution Plc
  • Tripple Gee & Company Plc

OIL AND GAS (Petroleum Product)

  • 11Plc
  • Total Nigeria Plc
  • Seplat Petroleum Dev. Co.Plc

SERVICES (Printing & Publishing)

  • Academy Press Plc
  • University Press Plc
  • Learn Africa Plc


  • Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc
  • Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc
  • Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc

SERVICES [Hotels/Lodging]

  • Ikeja Hotel Plc
  • Capital Hotel Plc
  • Transcorp Hotel Plc


Nominees For Market Excellence Awards

1.       Turnover Growth

·         Fidson Healthcare Plc

·         Seplat Petroleum Dev. Co. Plc

·         Northern Nig. Flour Mills Plc

2.      Earning Yield

·         C & I Leasing Plc

·         Chellarams Plc

·         Rak Unity Petroleum Plc

3.      Return On Equity

·         Nestle NigeriaPlc

·         Tantalizers Plc

·         CAP Plc

4.      Dividend Yield

·         NPF Micro-Finance Bank Plc

·         Cement Co. of Northern Nig. Plc

·         Learn Africa Plc

5.      Dividend Growth

·         Unilever Nigeria Plc

·         Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc

·         Fidson Healthcare Plc

6.      Dividend Cover

·         Sterling Bank Plc

·         Presco Plc

·         Dangote Flour Plc

7.      Net Asset Ratio

·         Skye Shelter Fund Plc

·         MRS Oil Nigeria Plc

·         Seplat Petroleum Dev. Co. Plc

8.     Profit Margin Ratio

·         Universal Insurance Plc

·         UPDC Real Est Investment Plc

·         Skye Shelter Fund Plc

9.      Share Price Appreciation

·         Fidelity Bank Plc

·         Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc

·         International Breweries Plc

Nominees For The Special Recognition Awards Category

1.       Stockbroking Firm Of the Year Award

·         CSL Stockbrokers Limited

·         United Capital Securities Limited

·         Meristem Securities Limited


2.      Good Corporate Governance Award

·         Linkage Assurance Plc

·         Nestle Nigeria Plc

·         Stanbic IBTC Holding Plc


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