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National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgNational Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img

Why I think this is one of the best FTSE 100 stocks around right now!

first_img Enter Your Email Address Why I think this is one of the best FTSE 100 stocks around right now! Image source: Getty Images. If I were to list my top FTSE 100 stocks right now GVC Holdings (LSE:GVC) would definitely make the cut. GVC has seen its sales increase during the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.GVC is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, with operations online and in the retail sector. It operates in more than 20 countries with approximately 24,000 employees. GVC’s brands include bwin, Coral, Ladbrokes, Gala, and Foxy Bingo to name a few. It also provides third-party services to customers on a B2B basis.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 championGVC has grown tremendously over the past decade or so. It has strategically acquired many smaller contemporaries across Europe and beyond. Acquisitions show me a business is thriving, progressing, and ultimately has the ambition to grow.When the market crash occurred, GVC lost approximately 65% of its share price value. In mid-February, shares were trading for 930p per share. Fast-forward a month and GVC was a FTSE 100 bargain with shares trading at 325p per share.At the time of writing, GVC’s share price has made an excellent recovery and shares are trading for over 1,000p per share. This has surpassed pre-crash levels. Based on its current price, shares are trading at a PEG ratio of just 0.5. In my opinion this means the stock offers a healthy margin of safety.Recent performanceGVC released a Q3 trading update earlier in October that showed positive results despite the economic downturn. Group gaming revenue rose by 12%. Online activity rose by 26%, which would have offset the slight decline in the UK retail market which fell by 5%. EU retail actually rose but by a marginal 2%. This was the 19th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth for GVC. Not many FTSE 100 firms can claim they have achieved such a feat. In addition to this, it reported market share gains in all major territories too.GVC has recently entered the US market with a new venture and I believe this could be key to further growth. In the update, GVC confirmed that it had now gone live in eight states and US revenue is expected to surpass initial expectations. It also announced another acquisition in the form of a major online gambling operator in Portugal that will further enhance its market share. Despite the pandemic affecting its retail business, GVC confirmed that all of its retail outlets were now open and volumes were within 10% of pre-Covid-19 levels.Growth to continue?One of the key questions that GVC may face is whether it can keep up its rapid growth. I honestly believe it can. Some may consider its current price slightly expensive, however, I  believe GVC is a still great opportunity right now at its current price.One of my Foolish colleagues wrote about GVC a few months ago. He noted how GVC’s stock has produced an average annual return of 27.2% for investors over the past decade, which is seriously impressive. If you compare this to the FTSE 100 as a whole, the average total return is 5.8% across the same period. 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Double Trouble: Users of both alcohol and marijuana (not even at…

first_imgNote: Percentages include responses of “a few times,” “fairly often,” or “regularly.”* DUI refers to self-reported driving under the influence, not being charged with a DUI by law enforcement Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Table 2. Prevalence of Self-Reported Risky Driving Behaviors in Relation to Alcohol and Marijuana Use in a Sample of 2,710 U.S. Drivers, Weighted to Represent U.S. Driving Population Ages 16 and Older. Total Respondents1,4341,036103137 Aggressive driving a21%28%41%52% Please enter your comment! DUI – MarijuanaN/AN/A37%52% Type/send text b16%21%24%40% The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Read text b24%30%31%53% Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Drowsy driving21%25%22%35% Running a red light a28%32%38%48%center_img Speed-highway b34%43%46%55% Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate DUI* – AlcoholN/A14%N/A39% Riding w/ intoxicated driver5%12%13%37% Speed – residential b28%35%46%55% No Alcohol or Marijuana UseAlcohol Use OnlyMarijuana Use OnlyBoth Alcohol and Marijuana Use a Percentages include responses of “a few times,” “fairly often,” or “regularly.”b Percentages include responses of “just once,” “a few times,” “fairly often,” or “regularly.” TAGSAAAAccidentAlcoholBehaviorCrashDrivingMarijuanaResearchRisksStatistics Previous articleHow the Pandemic Transformed Business Education NeedsNext articleMarch’s dry weather is good reminder why April is Water Conservation Month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply As 4/20 looms, AAA survey finds users of both admit variety of dangerous driving behaviorsFrom AAAWith 4/20 rapidly approaching, AAA is issuing a warning about the dangers of driving impaired. New AAA research suggests that users of both alcohol and marijuana (not necessarily at the same time) are often some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. According to the research, drivers who consumed marijuana and alcohol within a 30 day period were more likely to engage in risky behavior like speeding, texting, intentionally running red lights, and aggressive driving.“Regardless of whether marijuana is legal or prescribed, driving under the influence of the drug is illegal and extremely dangerous,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Although some drivers think marijuana makes them a better driver, research shows it can inhibit concentration, slow reaction times, and cloud judgment. That judgement is even more compromised by a marijuana user who also drinks alcohol. It’s important that drivers know the risk that comes with these two drugs and never drive impaired.”The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index found that drivers who use both marijuana and alcohol were significantly more prone to driving under the influence of alcohol (Table 1) versus those who only drink alcohol but do not use marijuana. These motorists identified as someone who consumed alcohol and used marijuana in the past 30 days, and in some cases, they may have used both at the same time. They also engage in various other dangerous driving behaviors far more than drivers who consume either just alcohol or abstain from either drinking alcohol or using marijuana.Driving Habits of Marijuana and Alcohol Users vs. Users of Alcohol onlyCompared to alcohol-only users, drivers who admitted to using both drugs were more likely to report such behaviors as:Speeding on residential streets (55%) vs. alcohol-only (35%)Aggressive driving (52%) vs. alcohol-only (28%)Intentional red-light running (48%) vs alcohol-only (32%)Texting while driving (40%) vs. alcohol-only (21%)Unsurprisingly, the study found drivers who neither drink alcohol nor use marijuana were considerably less likely to engage in the sorts of risky driving behaviors examined. This Foundation research was published in January 2021 in the peer-reviewed journal Transportation Research Record. (See abstract)Drug Use by the NumbersPrevious research suggests that users who drive high are at least twice as likely to be involved in a crash.According to government data, alcohol and marijuana are the most widely used drugs in the United States – 139.8 million people aged 12 or older reported drinking alcohol in the past month, and 43.5 million reported using marijuana in the past year.  As of today, 16 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana for recreational use. And in 2021, 15 state legislatures are considering medical or adult-use marijuana legalization bills.AAA is committed to educating the public about the dangers of substance-impaired driving. Through AAA Foundation research, AAA is working to improve understanding of the topic and work collaboratively with safety stakeholders to reduce the impact of substance-impaired driving-related crashes.AAA Analysis of Self-Reported Driving BehaviorsTable 1. Prevalence of Self-Reported Impaired Driving Behaviors in Relation to Alcohol and Marijuana Use in a Sample of 2,710 U.S. Drivers, Weighted to Represent U.S. Driving Population Ages 16 and Older. DUI – Prescription Drugs4%4%14%25% Total Respondents1,4341,036103137 Drive w/o seatbelt b11%11%16%18% No Alcohol or Marijuana UseAlcohol Use OnlyMarijuana Use OnlyBoth Alcohol and Marijuana Uselast_img

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