Issue 4 ebook

Profile's Stock Exchange Handbook

by Profile Media


Essential reference information

on every listed share,

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Five year trends
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Sector overview at a glance
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Sector charts
see which sectors are trending up and trending down

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Some of the questions you can answer in a matter of seconds if you have the Stock Exchange Handbook in your pocket…

  • What's the share price done over the last five years?
  • How liquid is the share? Will it be hard to offload again if a I buy it?
  • What's the turnover of the business?
  • How much profit do they make?
  • How much debt are they carrying?
  • What was the last dividend they paid?
  • When is their financial year end?
Contents of each issue include:
  • Abbreviations and definitions
  • JSE dealing costs
  • Beta values for major market cap shares
  • Charts round-up of major indices and markets
  • Complete list of JSE Approved Stockbrokers
  • Complete list of JSE Approved Sponsors
  • Contact details for transfer secretaries
  • Companies are organised alphabetically by name
  • All JSE listed companies covered in detail, plus notes on companies that delisted, merged, or changed name in the last two years
Information provided for each company includes, where available:
  • Nature of business
  • Sector
  • Number of employees
  • Directors
  • Major shareholders
  • Controlling shareholder(s)
  • Important subsidiary and associate companies
  • Full contact details (addresses, telephone, fax)
  • Contribution by activity (where applicable)
  • Important subsidiary and associate companies
  • Capital structure
  • Dividend distributions
  • Liquidity figures
Comparative summarised income statements and balance sheets for up to five years are provided for every company (five different financial models are used for industrial, mining, insurance, banking, and property companies).
  • Per share statistics include EPS, DPS and NAV.
  • Standardised ratios include Return on Shareholders’ Funds, Operating Profit Margin, Debt-Equity Ratio, Interest Cover, and Dividend Cover.
  • A closing price graph (five years where available) and relative strength chart are included for each listed company.
  • The ebook is fully indexed, making it easy to locate companies by long name or short name.