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Last 1,250
Change Today +48.00 / 3.99%
Volume 116.6K
AFX On Other Exchanges
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Berlin
Johannesburg
OTC US
As of 12:30 PM 08/28/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

african oxygen ltd (AFX) Snapshot

Open
$1,205
Previous Close
$1,202
Day High
$1,265
Day Low
$1,205
52 Week High
09/15/14 - $2,064
52 Week Low
07/15/15 - $1,164
Market Cap
4.3B
Average Volume 10 Days
141.3K
EPS TTM
$0.24
Shares Outstanding
342.9M
EX-Date
10/5/15
P/E TM
51.9x
Dividend
$18.00
Dividend Yield
1.92%
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african oxygen ltd (AFX) Details

African Oxygen Limited, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes atmospheric gases, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and hard goods in South Africa and other African countries. The company offers atmospheric gases to industrial consumers, merchant customers, and end users; LPG under the Handigas brand name; and hard goods, such as electrodes and welding equipment. It offers packaged gas to customers in the mining, commercial, domestic, scientific, and medical applications. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. African Oxygen Limited is a subsidiary of BOC Holdings.

Founded in 1927

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african oxygen ltd (AFX) Key Developments

Afrox Retains Contract with the De Beers Group of Companies for Supply of Industrial and Medical Gases, Welding Consumables and Bulk LPG for Next Five Years

Afrox retained the De Beers Group of Companies contract for the supply of industrial and medical gases, welding consumables and bulk LPG for the next five years. The contract comes at the time when De Beers has invested ZAR 20 billion in building an underground mine beneath the operating open pit Venetia operation. The underground operation will begin production in 2021 continuing well into the 2040, which will present Afrox with opportunities to grow the current portfolio.

African Oxygen Ltd. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Half Year Ended June 30, 2015

African Oxygen Ltd. announced consolidated earnings results for the first half year ended June 30, 2015. For the period, the company reported revenue of ZAR 2,679 million compared to ZAR 2,866 million for the same period a year ago. Positive effects of the turnaround are already evident with Afrox growing EBITDA by 10% or ZAR 46 million to ZAR 486 million in the first 6 months of 2015. This growth was achieved against a background of significant headwinds from the South African economy which has impacted volumes. The underlying business performance improved, the ZAR 126 million provision resulted in headline earnings per share reducing by 24.4% to 37.4 cents (2014: 49.5 cents) and earnings per share reducing by 33.7% to 35.0 cents compared to 52.8 cents for the same period a year ago. Revenue declined by 6.5% mainly due to the effect of lower LPG prices. Revenue, excluding the effects of reduced LPG pricing in South Africa was marginally below the prior year. Capital expenditure was ZAR 149 million compared to ZAR 209 million for the same period a year ago. Net debt reduced by ZAR 323 million to ZAR 354 million compared to ZAR 677 million for the same period a year ago. Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) improved to 16.6% from 12.8% for the same period a year ago.

African Oxygen Ltd. Declares Gross Interim Cash Dividend for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2015 Payable on October 12, 2015

African Oxygen Ltd. announced that the board of directors have declared a gross interim cash dividend of 18.0 cents per share for the six months ended June 30, 2015 against 24.0 cents last year. The dividend is covered two times by headline earnings per share. Last day to trade ordinary shares 'cum' dividend is October 2, 2015, ordinary shares trade 'ex' the dividend is October 5, 2015, record date is October 9, 2015 and payment date is October 12, 2015. The local dividends tax rate is 15%, subject to double tax agreement.

 

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