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Centum Investment Co Plc (NSE: CTUM)

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 28 May 2024

Overview of Centum Investment Co Plc

Centum Investment Co Plc is a Kenya-based investment holding company and equity firm, East Africa’s leading investment company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Centum Investment Co Plc invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors.

In the beverage sector, Centum Investment Co Plc invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks.

Centum Investment Co Plc currently focuses on companies in sectors with growing domestic and regional markets targeted at households and private businesses; basic goods and services whose demand increase as purchasing power increases; and products and services with limited scope for import substitution.

Today, Centum Investment Co Plc’s portfolio of products and services are diversified in more sectors of the financial value chain and include the following: a real estate portfolio which includes a mall, office blocks, hotel, apartments, trunk infrastructure and waterfront, asset management and banking and microfinance.

The history of Centum Investment Co Plc goes back to 1967 when it was founded. It was listed on 1 January 1977.

Centum Investment Co Plc has its head offices at South Tower, Two Rivers, Nairobi, Kenya.

Centum Investment Co Plc has a staff complement of more than 175 and renders its services in areas like Uganda and Tanzania.

The current CEO and Managing Director of Centum Investment Co Plc is James Mworia.

Centum Investment Co Plc’s equity stocks are for sale online on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) under the stock symbol CTUM.

Centum Investment Co Plc forms part of the Investment Services Industry and the Financials Sector of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

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Centum Investment Co Plc Stock Performance

The current price for Centum Investment Co Plc stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is 17.50 Kenyan Shilling (KES).

An analysis of financial data of Centum Investment Co Plc showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 11.6 Billion KES, with a Price/Earning ratio of -18.82 and earnings per share of -0.93 KES. A total of 665 Million shares were outstanding.

Centum Investment Co Plc showed stable profits for the 2021 mid-year period that ended in June, with revenue increased from 2,599 million KES to 4,201 million KES.

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

According to an analysis on the live chart of Centum Investment Co Plc, analysts forecast further improved performance for the financial sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.


Highlights of Centum Investment Co Plc in 2021

Centum Investment Co Plc started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 16.05 Kenyan Shilling (KES) on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), and it has gained 9.03 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 18th on the NSE where its year-to-date performance is concerned.

Centum Investment Co Plc is currently the 15th most-traded stock on the NSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 10.1 million shares, which were finalised in 1,688 deals and were valued at a total of 174 million Kenyan Shilling (KES) over the recent three month period from July to October 2021, with an average of 160,829 shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 2.05 million was achieved on 19 October and a low of 5,100 on 8 October.

How to buy Centum Investment Co Plc 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 Centum Investment Co Plc 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, “CTUM”.
  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.


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.

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.