Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

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Nairobi Securities Exchange Listed Companies

Founded in 1954, The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has 66 publicly traded companies in its list. Here is a comprehensive list of those companies based on their sector:

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Source: Nairobi Securities Exchange

Agricultural Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

1) Eaagads Ltd.

2) Kapchorua Tea Co. Ltd.

3) Kakuzi

4) Limuru Tea Co. Ltd.

5) Rea Vipingo Plantations Ltd.

6) Sasini Ltd.

7) Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd.

Automobiles & Accessories Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

8) Car & General (K) Ltd.

9) Sameer Africa Ltd.

10) Marshalls (E.A) Ltd.

Banking Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

11) Barclays Bank Ltd.

12) CFC Stanbic Holdings Ltd.

13) I & M Holdings Ltd.

14) Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Ltd

15) HF Group Ltd.

16) KCB Group Ltd.

17) National Bank of Kenya Ltd.

18) NIC Bank Ltd

19) Standard Chartered Bank Ltd.

20) Equity Group Holdings

21) Co-operative Bank Ltd

Commercial &Services Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

22) Express Ltd

23) Kenya Airways Ltd.

24) Nation Media Group

25) Standard Group Ltd.

26) TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Ltd.

27) Scangroup Ltd.

28) Uchumi Supermarkets Ltd.

29) Hutchings Biemer Ltd.

30) Longhorn Publishers Ltd.

31) Atlas Development and Support Services

32) Deacons (East Africa) Plc

33) Nairobi Business Ventures Ltd.

Construction &Allied Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

34) Athi River Mining

35) Bamburi Cement Ltd.

36) Crown Berger Ltd

37) E.A Cables Ltd.

38) E.A Portland Cement Ltd.

Energy &Petroleum

39) Kenol Kobil Ltd.

40) Total Kenya Ltd.

41) KenGen Ltd.

42) Kenya Power & Lighting Co. Ltd.

43) Umeme Ltd

Insurance Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

44) Jubilee Holdings Ltd

45) Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Ltd.

46) Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Ltd.

47) Liberty Kenya Holdings

48) Britam Holdings Ltd.

49) CIC Insurance Group Ltd.

Investment Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

50) Olympia Capital Holdings

51) Centum Investment Co. Ltd.

52) Trans- Century ltd.

53) Home Afrika Ltd

54) Kurwitu Ventures

55) Nairobi Securities Exchange Ltd.

Manufacturing & Allied Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

56) B.O.C Kenya Ltd

57) British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd.

58) Carbacid Investments Ltd

59) East African Breweries Ltd.

60) Mumias Sugar Co. Ltd

61) Unga Group Ltd.

62) Eveready East Africa Ltd.

63) Kenya Orchards Ltd.

64) A. Baumann Co. Ltd

65) Flame Tree Group Holdings Ltd.

Telecommunication &Technology Listed Companies in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

66) Safaricom Ltd.

TOP 10 Blue Chip Companies In Kenya Listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange

A blue-chip company is a mature company in the stock market that yields good returns for its investors consistently. These companies are hardly affected in case of economic downturns.

Here is a list of the top 10 blue-chip companies in Kenya:  

1) Safaricom

Safaricom PLC is the biggest telecommunication company in East and Central Africa.

The company offers voice, data, mobile money transfer, consumer electronics, e-commerce, cloud computing, music streaming, and fiber optic services.

In its financial year 2019, it paid Kshs 74.92 billion in dividends payout to its shareholders. This was an increase from its FY 2018 when it paid shareholders a total of Kshs 44.07 billion, making it the most profitable company on the Nairobi Bourse

2) KCB

KCB is a financial service provider licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya. It is the largest bank in Kenya with its assets standing at USD 8.8 billion.

It has its shares listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), Uganda Securities Exchange (USE), the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE), and the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE).

In its FY 2019, it announced a dividend of KES 2.5 per share.

3) Equity

It started in 1984 as a building society, and in 2004 it converted into a fully-fledged commercial bank rebranding to Equity Bank Limited (EBL).

Two years later in 2006, it was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, and become the largest bank by market capitalization.

Today, the bank has grown into a solid partner in the social-economic transformation of the country and the East Africa region.

For the year ended 31st December 2019, it reported a 14% growth in profit after tax to Kshs 22.6 billion from Kshs 19.8 billion in 2018. 

4) EABL 

East African Breweries Limited( EABL), is a Kenyan based manufacture of branded beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages.

It set shop in 1922 and then it was called Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL). 

Today, its largest shareholder is Diageo Plc and has its shares traded on the Nairobi Stock Exchange, Uganda Securities Exchange, and Dar es Salaam Stock Exchanges. 

It posted Sh11.5 billion profit after tax for its 2018/2019 FY ended 30th June 2019.

5) British American Tobacco Kenya

BAT Kenya is part of the British American Tobacco Group (BAT Group), one of the world’s leading tobacco companies.

Their main brand Sportsman has been in the market for over 85 years and is sold in Kenya, Uganda, and Somalia. Its other iconic brands in its portfolio include Embassy, SM, Rooster, and Safari. 

The company was listed on the NSE in 1966, and for the financial year ended 31st December 2019, it posted a profit of Ksh 3.9 billion a drop from net profits of KSh4.1 billion in 2018.

This drop was caused by the newly introduced excise tax on tobacco.

6) Standard Chartered Bank Kenya

 It is a subsidiary of the British multinational financial conglomerate Standard Chartered. The bank is the fourth largest by assets in Kenya. When it was listed in 1989, it offered 21 million shares to the public, which was the largest number of shares ever floated in the NSE at the time.

In the year 2019, it reported a profit of 12.2 billion.

7) Co-operative Bank

Co-op bank was started in 1965 as a cooperative society. However, it was up until 1989, when the bank became a fully-fledged commercial bank. Later, in 2008, the bank listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

By the close of the financial year ended 31st December 2019, it posted a net profit of KSh 14.3 billion.

8) NMG

The Nation Media Group is the largest media house in Kenya and has its operations in print, broadcast and digital media.

It was started by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959, and on 1st January 1978, it was listed on the NSE. T

And even though its profits have declined as a result of the shift from print to digital media, it remains a profitable blue chip company on the NSE.

9) I&M

Part of the I&M Holdings Limited (IMHL), I&M Group and was incorporated into the NSE on August 16, 1950. This makes it one of the oldest companies trading in the bourse. It is one of the profitable blue-chip companies on the stock exchange, and for its year ended 2018, it had a net profit of Sh8.5 billion. 

10) KenGen

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is the largest power producing company in Kenya. It produces 69% of the electricity consumed in Kenya.

And in 2006, it was listed on the NSE, through an Initial Public Offer (IPO) where the government of Kenya sold 30% of its stake. 

For the six months ending December 31, the company net profit hit Sh8.17 billion.

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