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Kapchorua Tea Company Ltd (KAPC)

  
End of day - Apr 18, 2017
79.00
+6.50 (+8.97%)
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79.00   +6.50 (+8.97%)
End of day - Apr 18, 2017
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Listed tea companies have faced a tough operating environment in the recent past. Unpredictable weather, uncertain market demand and falling tea prices have significantly affected sales and profitability. Nevertheless their respective market prices have continued to defy the odds to register market beating returns.
Kapchorua Tea posted an 18.9% jump in profitability in 2013 to stand at KES 180 million from KES 78 million. Sales dropped marginally to KES 1.35 billion from KES 1.4 billion due to declining tea prices and increasing production in the period. Its stock price has remained robust, up 28% year-to-date and 132% since 2008.

Brief Company Profile

Market Segment: Alternative Investment Segment
Sector: Agricultural

Kapchorua Tea Company Limited is engaged in the cultivation, manufacture and sale of tea. As at March 31st 2002, the Company's mature planted area was 661.75 hectares and immature planted area was 23 hectares. During the fiscal year ended March 31st 2002, Kapchorua Tea Company Limited's tea production was 3,465 kilograms, of which 1,789 kilograms was from its own estate and 1,676 kilograms was bought leaf. This company's strategy includes higher sales volumes, improved net realisations boosted by a weakening shilling against trading currencies and implementation of rigorous cost control measures. Its performance heavily relies on tea prices, foreign exchange rate and prevailing weather conditions.

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