MTN Nigeria Now Valued More Than Financial Institutions

MTN Nigeria Now Valued More Than Nigerian Financial Institutions
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A recent market forcast has put MTN Nigeria as being worth an estimated ₦5 trillion which has skyrocketed its value and made it much valuable than all banks, insurance companies, and the entire financial services companies in Nigeria.

Nigeria’s telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria is now worth ₦5 trillion making it more valuable than all banks, insurance companies, and the entire financial services companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange combined. This is according to market valuation data as of May 20th, 2022, tracked and compiled by Nairametrics from the Nigerian Exchange.

As of Friday, MTN Nigeria closed with a total market capitalization of ₦5.068 trillion making it the third most capitalized stock on the Nigerian Exchange. MTN Nigeria now joining Airtel and Dangote Cement, all members of the SWOOT to be worth more than the financial services sector.

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MTN was briefly the most capitalized stock two weeks ago when the share price was trading at ₦264 per share valuing it at ₦5.3 trillion. However, Airtel and Dangote Cement prices have since risen while MTN shed some of its gains.

MTN Nigeria belongs to a category of companies termed SWOOTs by Nairametrics which means Stocks Worth Over One Trillion Naira. Other members of the group include Airtel Africa (₦5.5 trillion) Dangote Cement (₦5.1 trillion), BUA Cement (₦2.5 trillion), Nestle (₦1.1 trillion), and BUA Food (₦1 trillion).

Shares of MTN have been on the rise since the beginning of the year starting from about ₦197 to as high as ₦270 last week.

The share spike which is also largely driven by MTN’s blistering 2021 FY results and 2022 first-quarter results took it past ₦5 trillion during the week joining Airtel and Dangote Cement as the only three stocks worth over N5 trillion in Nigeria.

The entire Nigerian Financial Services sector which includes banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions is valued at a combined ₦4 trillion. With an over 1 trillion gap between MTN’s valuation and that of Financial services companies, the telecom giant is now firmly more valued than all of them and will have to experience a 20% dip in share price to fall below.
MTN’s share price has risen 51.38% in the last year.

 

Africa Daily News, New York

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