NSE grows 2017 income by 86% to N8.3bn

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, at its 57th Annual General Meeting in Lagos, announced a growth of 86 per cent to N8.3bn for the 2017 full year.

The Exchange reported a total income of N8.3bn for the group and N3.82bn surplus before tax for the year ended 31 December 2017. This represents an 86 per cent increase in gross earnings when compared to the N4.46bn achieved in 2016.

Surplus before tax grew by 5,629 per cent in the same period.

The Exchange group comprises four subsidiary companies namely; Naira Properties Limited, Coral

Properties Plc., NSE Consult Limited and NSE Nominees Limited. The Exchange also has interests in NG Clearing Limited and Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc as joint venture and associate company, respectively.

Commenting on the results, the Chief Executive Officer, NSE.  Oscar Onyema, said, “This positive performance, after the significant headwinds witnessed over the past two years, affirms the resilience of our market and its potential as a catalyst of economic growth in Nigeria and the hub for Africa.

“Focus on executing our robust strategy of cost efficiency, products and revenue diversification, as well as innovative and improved operational delivery, underpins this strong performance.”

According to the President, National Council of NSE, Abimbola Ogunbanjo,  “We have deployed a new four-year corporate strategy that will reposition us as a more investor friendly and customer centric exchange hub in Africa.

“With this new strategy, we are poised to deliver superior performance for our multi-faceted stakeholders especially issuers and investors who continue to access our market to raise and save capital

Respectively.”

Key achievements for the Exchange in 2017 include but are not limited to:

 Market capitalisation at N22,917,906,741,966.20 grew by 41.59 per cent when compared to

N16,185,729,639,209.90 in full year 2016

 All Share Index appreciated by 42.30 per cent from 26,874.62 to 38,243.19

 Achieved new listings across diversified product classes – 41 Bonds, 19 equities, 5 Exchange Traded Funds and 15 Memorandum Listings

 Rated 3rd best performing stock exchange in 2017 by CNN, awarded CSR Company of the Year by

Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry, named Employer of The Year by HR People’s Magazine

 In partnership with the Debt Management Office, launched FGN Savings Bond, Green Bond and

Sukuk to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria

 Commissioned Tier 3 designed data centre with cloud computing capabilities

At the AGM, members of the Exchange approved the Audited Financial Statement of the exchange for theyear ended 31 December 2017, and the reports of the National Council and the Auditors thereon.

Also, the following were re-elected to the National Council: Mr. Abubakar B. Mahmoud, SAN, OON; Erelu Angela Adebayo; Chartwell Securities Limited (Represented by Mr. Oluwole Adeosun) and Equity Capital Solutions Limited (Represented by Mr. Kamarudeen Oladosu

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