Car & General (K) Ltd.

Company Overview;

Car & General is a leading supplier of generators, motorbikes, tuktuks, laundry equipment, lawn mowers, scooters, marine engines, construction equipment and a wide range of power generation, automotive and engineering products in East Africa for 75 years. Car & General is headquartered in Nairobi with branches in Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kitengela and Eldoret. It has subsidiaries in Uganda (Kampala) with a branch in Ndeeba, Mbarara, Tanzania (Dar-es-Salaam) with branches in Arusha, Mwanza and Zanzibar and Rwanda in Kigali. As part of Tanzania´s operation, Car & General operates Kibo Poultry Products Limited one of the oldest chicken broiler farms on the African continent, situated at Moshi.

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Shares Issued:                        40.10M

Trading Year End:                September 30


Car & General Top Shareholders (%)

NameOwnership (%)
Fincom Limited32.47
Betrin Limited15.93
Monyaka Investments Limited12.51
Primaco Limited9.10
Paul Wanderi Ndung’u7.91
Vapa Limited4.59
Nairobi Commercial Continental Limited1.35
Cannon Assurance (K) Limited1.20
Chandan Jethanand Gidoomal1.10
Rakesh Prakash Gadani1.06

Car & General Financials

Gross Revenue (M):4,801 (+0.17%)9,6398,3037,0565,712
Sales (M):9,9298,2997,0565,712
Cost of Sales (M):4,056 (+0.94%)8,3056,8215,8624,696
Gross Profit (M):744 (-3.8%)1,3341,4831,1941,016
Profit Before Tax (M):84 (+157%)81420459355
Tax (M):46(142)(143)(88)
Net Profit (M):42 (+150%)127278316267
EPS (KShs):1.05 (+144%)0.766.578.837.48
DPS (KShs):Nil0.600.800.55


Dividend History;

Final dividend Payment of Ksh. 0.60 in March 2015

Final dividend Payment of Ksh. 0.80 in March 2014

Final dividend Payment of Ksh. 0.55 in March 2013

Final dividend Payment of Ksh. 0.80 in March 2012

Final dividend Payment of Ksh. 0.80 in March 2011


Share Splits/Bonus:

1:5 Bonus in March 2014

1:2 Bonus in March 2011


Rights Issues;

No previous rights issue.