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Sunday, 28 August 2016


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USD CBE auction (Tuesday, 23 Aug): 8.78 (unchanged since Wednesday, 16 March)
USD parallel market (Saturday, 27 Aug): 12.70 (sell) (up from 12.30 buy and 12.50 sell on Wednesday, 24 Aug, Fagr, Al Mal)

EGX30 (Thursday): 8,131.5 (-1.1%)
Turnover: EGP 419.6 mn (4% below the 90-day average)
EGX 30 year-to-date: +16.1%

Foreigners: Net Short | EGP -58.1 mn
Regional: Net Long | EGP +1.6 mn
Domestic: Net Long | EGP +56.5 mn

Retail: 58.8% of total trades | 63.5% of buyers | 54.1% of sellers
Institutions: 41.2% of total trades | 36.5% of buyers | 45.9% of sellers

Foreign: 23.0% of total | 16.0% of buyers | 29.9% of sellers
Regional: 3.6% of total | 3.9% of buyers | xx% of sellers
Domestic: 73.4% of total | 80.1% of buyers | xx% of sellers


Orascom Construction 2Q16: Stable earnings and profitability; Awards and net cash position a positive surprise; “Add” on FV of USD7.60

Strong backlog addition is the key positive highlight this quarter for Orascom Construction, where consolidated backlog grew 4.8% (USD2.2 billion) to USD 7.5 billion. Tap here to read the full research note, highlights of which include:

  • Awards; cash management and lower leverage are key positives
  • Healthy executions reflect on revenue; margins lifted by MENA region
  • Net cash position improved on debt reduction; CFO turns positive on WC management
  • No further losses expected from IFCo; Debt might increase towards year end
  • We recommend an “Add” on FV of USD7.60; Devaluation is your upside
  • Orascom Construction is a play on infrastructure spending and devaluation in Egypt
  • Our fundamental FV is c. USD7.60; Official exchange rate is your upside
  • Our assumptions are conservative on backlog and margin fronts
  • Stock is trading at discounted multiples compared to peers; Cash is 37% of market cap


WTI: USD 47.64 (+0.65%)
Brent: USD 49.92 (+0.50%)
Natural Gas (Nymex, futures prices) USD 2.87 MMBtu, (+0.88%, Sep 2016 contract)
Gold: USD 1,324.0 / troy ounce (-0.14%)

TASI: 5,976.9 (-0.9%) (YTD: -13.5%)
ADX: 4,519.8 (+0.2%) (YTD: +4.9%)
DFM: 3,492.2 (+0.3%) (YTD: +10.8%)
KSE Weighted Index: 348.4 (-0.2%) (YTD: -8.7%)
QE: 11,134.8 (-0.5%) (YTD: +6.8%)
MSM: 5,823.0 (-0.5%) (YTD: +7.7%)
BB: 1,146.4 (-0.6%) (YTD: -5.7%)

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