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Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (NSE: OCH)

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 5 May 2022

Overview of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited is a Kenya-based holding company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) that mainly invests in companies that manufacture and sell products used in the construction industry.  Subsidiaries and affiliated companies include Dunlop Industries Limited, Olympia Capital Corporation (Proprietary) Limited, Kalahari Floor Tiles (Proprietary) Limited, Gaborone Enterprises (Proprietary) Limited, Avon Rubber Company Ltd and Mather & Platt (Kenya) Ltd.

Today, Olympia Capital Holdings Limited’s portfolio of products and services are diversified in more sectors of the Industrials value chain and include the manufacturing and sales of products for home restoration, building and construction, PVC windows and door frames, cleaning chemicals, adhesives as well as fire prevention equipment and water pumps.

The history of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited goes back to 1968, when the company was founded to manufacture vinyl floor tiles, adhesives and sports equipment. It was listed on 1 January 1974.

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited has its head offices at Addis Ababa Road, Off Enterprise Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi, Kenya.

The current acting CEO of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited is Gladys Kamau-Juma.

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited’s equity stocks are for sale online on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) under the stock symbol OCH.

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited forms part of the Construction – Supplies & Fixtures Industry and the Industrials Sector of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).


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Olympia Capital Holdings Limited Stock Performance

The current price for Olympia Capital Holdings Limited stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is 2.00 Kenyan Shilling (KES).

An analysis of financial data of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 80 Million KES, with a Price/Earning ratio of 18.18 and earnings per share of 0.11 KES. A total of 40 Million shares were outstanding.

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited showed increased profits for the 2021 period that ended in February. Revenues increased slightly from 232 million KES in August 2020 to 242.85 million KES during the period. Operating loss for the period was 1.48 million KES, down from the 15 million KES during the previous period.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell Olympia Capital Holdings Limited stocks can look forward to more profitable dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited, analysts forecast further improved performance for the Industrials sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

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Highlights of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited in 2021

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 2.20 Kenyan Shilling (KES) on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), and it has lost 9.09 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 49th on the NSE where its year-to-date performance is concerned.

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited is currently the 44th most-traded stock on the NSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 245,500 shares, which were finalised in 173 deals and were valued at a total of 500,467 Kenyan Shilling (KES) over the recent three month period from July to October 2021, with an average of 3,897 shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 32,200 was achieved on 14 September.

How to buy Olympia Capital Holdings Limited stocks – Step by Step

The stock market is one of the most attractive financial markets that sees millions of retail investors and traders participating daily. To buy, sell or trade Olympia Capital Holdings Limited stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), traders and investors can follow a few simple steps:

  1. Find the share that you want to buy, in this case, “OCH”.
  2. Select a forex broker that offers access to the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
  3. Review the broker's trading conditions, fees, deposit and withdrawal methods, trading platform, customer support, regulation, and other components to ensure that they are aligned with your trading plan.
  4. Open a live trading account with the broker by completing the online application form and providing the necessary documentation to verify the trading account.
  5. Once your account has been activated, you are ready to make your first share purchase through the broker.
  6. From here you can start to build and diversify your portfolio by buying more shares.

FAQs

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)was established in 1954 as the leading stock exchange in East Africa and offers world class trading facilities for local and foreign investors looking to gain exposure to the country’s rising economy.

The bourse is based in the capital of Kenya, one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The NSE operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya and is overseen by a board of directors. In 2014, the NSE demutualised and became listed on the main board of its own exchange.

In 2011, the NSE introduced the FTSE NSE Kenya 15 and FTSE NSE Kenya 25 indices for the creation of index tracking funds and derivative products and as performance benchmarks.

Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.