Caribbean Financial RoundUP – July 28, 2018

CVI’s Caribbean Financial RoundUP : Week of July 20-27 2018

Making the News

These were the Top Stories of the Week for Caribbean Value Investor.



Dominican Republic




Trinidad and Tobago




Financial Deep Dive:  

NCBFG Nine Months Report

TOP 10 Listed Companies - Caribbean Value Investor - NCB

For the nine months ending June 30th 2018, NCBFG (JSE: #NCBFG; TTSE: NCBFG) made $55.9 billion in revenues which was a 26.6% increase over the same period last year. From this, $20.9 billion in profits was made which is a 42 % increase over the same period in 2017. However, it should be noted that of this $4.4 billion was as a result of negative goodwill on acquisition of subsidiary; this subsidiary being Clarien Bank in Bermuda. In December of 2017, NCBFG completed its acquisition of the majority holdings in the financially troubled institution. Minus this gain, the nine months change from the previous year would have been 12.5 %. Nonetheless, the quarter showed a stellar performance with net profits increasing 33 % over the same quarter last year. Earings per Share (EPS) for the nine months ending June 30th 2018 was $8.42. NCBFG ended trading on the JSE at J$ 100.01 up J$ 3.10 from the previous trading day.


TTECH showed improved results for six months ending June 30th 2018. Revenues were up 34.7 % and net profits were up 44.5 % over the same period last year.This the management attributed to gains from marketing activities during the quarter.This led to an increase in business in most of the company’s major service categories.


In The Markets

Here are the changes in the major Caribbean Stock Markets for the week ended July 27, 2018. Changes referenced are in respect to the previous week ended July 20, 2018.


BSE Index - Caribbean Financial RoundUP
BSE Index Changes July 27 vs June 22 – Caribbean Value Investor
  • The Changes in the The Barbados Stock Exchange (BSE) were as follows:
    The Barbados Stock Exchange Local Index rose by 2.21 points to end 0.07% higher than the previous week.
  • The BSE Cross-Listed Index recorded no changes and ended Firm at 1442.80 points.
  • The BSE Composite Index rose by 0.48 points, ending 0.07% higher.
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Jamaica :

JSE Index Changes - Caribbean Financial RoundUP
JSE Changes July 27 vs June 22 – Caribbean Value Investor

Changes in the The Jamaica Stock Exchange (#JSE) Indices were as follows:

  • The  Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market Index rose by 0.38% or 1,166.12 Points to 310,174.71 points.
  • The JSE Junior Market Index also rose. The Junior Index rose by 1.39% from the July 20, 2018 level to close at 3,093.10 points on July 27, 2018.
  • The JSE Combined Index rose by 0.48 % to close out the week at 318,935.60 points.
  • Finally, the JSE Select Index fell by 4.83 points to close at 9,275 points. A 0.12% loss.


Trinidad and Tobago :

TTSE Index - Caribbean Financial RoundUP
TTSE Index Changes July 27 vs June 22 – Caribbean Value Investor

These were the changes recorded in the The Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (#TTSE)

  • The All T&T Index fell by 0.61% from 1,719.82 points on July 20 to close at 1,709.30 points on July 27th.
  • The Composite Index also fell. The TTSE Composite Totals fell by 0.52% to 1,220.05 points.
  • The Cross Listed Totals also suffered a loss, falling by 0.30% to 98.16 points
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Overseas –

Facebook share price fell 19% wiping off US $119 billion in a single day, after sales and user growth numbers disappointed investors. Chief Financial Officer David Wehner blamed the fall in users as a result of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) the EU passed into law. However European lawmakers blame Facebook’s woes on its scandal with Cambridge Analytica. This is seen by other companies not seeing an impact on profits since the law being passed.

Twitter is also blaming GDPR on its woes after share price plunge 20% at the close of Friday’s trading. This resulted in US $ 6 billion being wiped off from the company’s market value. This is after the company reported that the number of active users fell by 1 million.


Be sure to check the Caribbean Financial RoundUP tab on  this and every Sunday for Week-over-Week changes in the major Stock Market Indices in the Caribbean.



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