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Equity Group Holdings Plc (EQTY)

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43.20   -0.10 (-0.23%)
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Corporate Actions Outlook

Payment of KES 4.00 final dividend Jun 28 2024
Book closure KES 4.00 final dividend May 24 2024
Announced a KES 4.00 final dividend Mar 27 2024

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The financial sector has evolved over the years with new technologies being introduced in the industry. In Kenya competition on who comes up with the next best application is changing our view of banks.
Equity bank is the largest bank in Kenya by customer deposits and the best bank in the world in terms of return on assets. Its success came from strategy to go for the bottom of the pyramid. The greatest threat to equity Bank is poor customer service, but it still is a strong investment destination
For the longest time the Kenyan banks have been the port of call for investors; they were profitable, resilient, and stable and the price gains were attractive. This was especially true for the 6 leading banks. However, for the last three years it seems the fellowship of the gold standard has been haunted by new demons. Have the Kenyan banks lost their shine?
Equity Bank Group operates in five geographical markets: Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its intrinsic value ranges between KES 49.46 to of KES 55.32. Its achievements, leadership and strategies continue to propel it as a bank worth investing in
According to research carried out by various investment analysts, the intrinsic value of the Safaricom share ranges between KES 18.67 to KES 20.69. A consensus forecast survey carried out by 16 polled investment analysts covering Safaricom Limited concluded that the company may outperform the market.
We're all familiar with the term "sleeping well at night." It's a broad phrase that can have many different meanings for different people.
Equity Bank reported its first quarter results for 2014 which showed a 20.8% rise in profits before tax to KES 5.4 billion from KES 4.47 billion recorded in a similar period in 2013 owing to improved lending as a result of drop in lending rates
Continued investments in technology-based service delivery channels such as mobile and internet banking services has enabled banks to cut on operational costs and boost efficiency.
KCB group reported a profit of 15 billion Kenya shillings for the year 2013 marking a 17% increase in profit before tax. The bank has maintained its position as the most profitable bank in the region.
Britam reported a profit of KES 3.2 billion up from 2.8 billion in the previous year, heralding a growth of 12.2% in the year. The good news was translated into dividends as the company announced a dividend of KES 0.25 per share.

Brief Company Profile

Market Segment: Main Investment Segment
Sector: Banking

Equity Group Holdings Limited offers retail banking, microfinance and related services. The bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania with its shares listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange and the Uganda Securities Exchange.  Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored on access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan African footprint. Equity Group holdings. The bank has invested in growing agency banking which has led to a steady increase in the transactions at agents overtaking Branch and ATM. The bank is diversifying the target market by focusing on both SME's and Corporates.

The company operates through three segments: Consumer, Small & Medium Enterprises and Corporate. The Consumer segment targets salaried customers or customers receiving other regular remittances like pension. The Small and Medium Enterprises segment provides working capital needs, property development or acquisition of assets. The Corporate segment comprises large enterprises, which offers working capital needs, large scale development, property acquisition, large investments and acquisition of assets.

Equity group holdings has differentiated itself as a market leader in innovation and adoption of technology in the running of it's operations. The recent launch of the thin sim technology (Equitel)  has been a game changer as it enhances convinience and lowers transaction costs for Equity customers. Equitel combines both banking and telecom services including voice, data and SMS services on a single SIM card.The bank is also active in CSR through Equity Group foundation that supports Education and Leadership Development among other programs.

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