Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgAcademy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Academy Press Plc (ACADEM.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileAcademy Press Plc is an established printing company in Nigeria offering services for the printing of labels, calendars, company annual reports, books, magazines and marketing material. The company offers additional printing related services which include supply of graphic material, layout design, typesetting, artwork, photography, colour separation and binding. The Commercial printing division produces calendars, annual reports, labels, insertions, posters, handbills, invoices, waybills, deposit/withdrawal forms, account opening forms, receipts and point of sales material. Periodicals printed by Academy Press include magazines, journals, reports and seminar papers. Publications printed include educational and religious books, biographies, maps and diaries. Computer stationary printed includes listing papers, customer statements, utility bills and pay slips. Academy Press has two major subsidiaries; Academy Press Specialised Print Services, which prints documents with high security risks such as tickets, coupons, vouchers, letterheads, receipts, invoices and continuous forms for computer usage as well as bank statements, pay-in slips and bank notes; West African Book Publishers (WABP) prints high-end publications for the discerning reader. The company has offices in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria and in Accra in Ghana. Academy Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgGhana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE.tz)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileDar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) is a stock exchange in Tanzania where stock brokers and traders can buy and sell securities such as shares of stock and bonds and other financial instruments. It was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee in 1996 and started operating in 1998. It is a member of the African Stock Exchanges Association with 24 listed companies, 10 licensed brokers and 3 custodian banks. The DSE launched a second-tier market in 2013, the Enterprise Growth Market (EGM), with lower listing requirements; designed to attract small and medium companies with high growth potential. In 2015, the DSE changed its registration status from being limited by guarantee to being limited by shares. It is the third Exchange in Africa to demutualise after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). The DSE operates in close association with the Nairobi Securities Exchange in Kenya and the Uganda Securities Exchange in Uganda. Plans are underway to integrate the three to form a single East African bourse. DSE is based in Dar es Salaam which is the commercial capital and largest city in Tanzania.last_img read more

Sameer Africa Limited (FIRE.ke) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgSameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSameer Africa Limited manufactures and imports tyres and automotive products and sells them through distribution outlets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Products in its range sold under the Yana brand name include passenger textile and steel-belted radials, light truck radial and bias and tyres for trucks, buses, agricultural, industrial and off-road vehicles. Sameer Africa also produce a range of tube and tubeless tyres as well as flaps which are sold under the Bridgestone brand. It services the retail sector, large fleets and government sectors through wholly-owned and branded tyre centres found in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Sameer Africa has interests in property investment and manages a property letting agency. Formerly known as Firestone East Africa (1969), the company changed its name to Sameer Africa Limited in 2005. Sameer Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Sameer Investments Limited. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Sameer Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgTelekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileTelekom Networks Malawi Limited is the major provider of telecommunication services in Malawi; offering a range of products that include post- and pre-paid airtime, interconnections, international incoming and roaming, handsets, equipment and accessories. Additional products and services include smart data packages, a mobile money wallet called Mpamba, Yanga Internet bundles; as well as voice services which include caller tune, call conference and mobile directory services. Value-added services include Me2U which allows customers to share airtime, Pasavute airtime services, and multimedia messaging services. Innovations include the introduction of 3.5g broadband services and high-speed wireless Internet access, voice and data connectivity, and video and music streaming. Telekom Networks Malawi Limited was the first mobile network operator in Malawi and was established as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the then government-owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM and the telecommunication enterprise is now a wholly-owned Malawi company. Telekom Networks Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

EasyJet grounds entire fleet. Should you invest in airline stocks in this market crash?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! As Covid-19 continues to lead countries around the world to place restrictions on international travel, air traffic has dried up. This spells disaster for airline stocks listed in the FTSE 100.As a result, budget airline operator easyJet (LSE: EZJ) took the decision to ground its entire fleet on Monday. Inevitably, the company’s share price took another hit as markets digested the news. This now amounts to around a 60% plummet in the share price since the start of the year.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…Other airline stocks such as International Consolidated Airlines Group (LSE: IAG), Ryanair, Wizz Air, and TUI AG have followed a similar path. Does this monumental price decrease signal that now is a good time to buy in?A solemn warningLast week The Financial Times reported that, according to the head of IAG, there’s no guarantee that many European airlines will survive this crisis.Income streams are beginning to dry up and more pressure is being placed on already strained cash flows to ensure survival. Companies will soon be in need of government support. In fact, Virgin Atlantic has already asked the government for a bailout.IATA, the industry association of the world’s airlines, has forecasted revenues will drop to nearly half in 2020. As a result of the unfolding pandemic, governments around the world will be called upon to save their crisis-hit airlines.With that in mind, no investor wants to pile into a company that’s about to go under. It’s for this reason that I’d exercise extreme caution when it comes to investing in airline stocks at the moment.Hope for the futureThe dirt-cheap valuations that the easyJet and IAG are trading on right now is an inviting prospect for value investors.Price-to-earnings ratios are at all-time lows in the FTSE 100 among the airline stocks. EasyJet is trading with a P/E ratio of 6.29, IAG is at 2.71, and Wizz Air at 5.85. This suggests moving forward with caution. But it also reveals that there’s certainly some value there.Last week, easyJet reported £1.65bn in net cash and a $500m revolving credit line. What’s more, in a group statement released last Monday, the company stated that it maintains a strong balance sheet, with no debt refinancing due until 2022.With the group in ongoing discussions with liquidity providers, I think if there’s a way out of this storm, shares in easyJet promise rewarding returns for investors confident enough to stand by the company.As for IAG, I think its high levels of liquidity put it in a stronger position than some of its peers. As of 12 March, the company reported €7.35bn of cash and cash equivalents on its balance sheet. However, nobody can honestly say whether this will suffice given the uncertainty that surrounds the future of air travel.Undoubtedly, the hit to earnings will be ugly for all airlines over the coming months. That said, I believe those companies with healthy balance sheets and strong enough cash flows are in a position to make it out to the other side.If so, expect investors to be rewarded with attractive returns as airline companies set themselves back on track once passenger travel resumes. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares EasyJet grounds entire fleet. Should you invest in airline stocks in this market crash?center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Matthew Dumigan | Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 | More on: EZJ IAG “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

£2,000 to invest? Here’s my best UK share to buy now!

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Monday, 22nd June, 2020 | More on: JD Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. £2,000 to invest? Here’s my best UK share to buy now!center_img When I saw a stock that had doubled in price since March, I was excited. After doing some research, it’s become my best UK share to buy now. After all, stories about doubling your money from investing don’t have to remain in the realm of dubious penny stocks. There are legitimate FTSE 250 and FTSE 100 stocks with high growth potential. Of course, having the ideas is one thing, but you also need the funds to make it a reality. If you have £2,000 liquid to invest at the moment, then read on. Yet even if you have a smaller amount to invest, or soon will have funds, this is relevant to you. Triple-digit returnsThe stock I’m talking about is JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD). Since the aggressive market sell-off in March led to a share price slump to circa 275p, the stock has rallied hard. It currently trades around 650p, well over a 100% return in three months. So what’s the story here?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…Firstly, some of this return is simply a factor of the broader market bounce-back. In the FTSE 100, only seven out of the 100 constituents have recorded a negative price performance in the past three months. So naturally JD has benefited from investors buying up all kinds of FTSE 100 stocks as they felt the sell-off had been overdone.But to rally over 100% in this period indicates to me that there’s more than just positive sentiment at play here.Covid-19 consolidationJD was recently hit with the news that the buyout of Footasylum was to be blocked. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that the two firms were very similar, with a survey showing that customers saw either firm as their next best alternative for specific items. JD will appeal the decision. Irrespective of the result, I think the acquisition strategy it is pursuing is key to the recent rally in the share price.In justification of the deal, JD notes that the Covid-19 pandemic has hit Footasylum hard. This is also true of many other sports/outdoors retailers. Even Go Outdoors (owned by JD) is speculated to be heading into administration. So even if the CMA doesn’t overturn its Footasylum decision, there are many other firms for JD to look to buy. Boohoo is currently pursuing such a strategy too.I think this could lead to JD being able to buy up or merge with various smaller retailers in the coming year or so. Given the financial difficulties, it should be able to buy up firms at a discount. In the long term, this could strengthen its position in the marketplace as the largest player. Given that the CMA won’t allow mergers with a very similar competitor, this may force JD to diversify its offering further, buying into firms that operate in an identifiably different part of the sector.Can the JD sports share price rally further?Given the above reasoning, I still think there’s plenty of room for the share price to rally higher. The share price is still 20% lower than where it sat in January, as a rough barometer. With £2,000, this provides a tangible potential of over £400 profit if it bounces back. From there, I think the extent of the rally depends on which firm JD might target to buy, and what discount it’s able to buy it at. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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These shares have cut their dividends but I think they could come back stronger

first_imgThese shares have cut their dividends but I think they could come back stronger Andy Ross | Monday, 29th June, 2020 | More on: AV BT-A LLOY “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! It’s clear investors face challenges when it comes to getting dividends. About half of the FTSE 100’s companies have now cut or suspended shareholder rewards. However, despite the doom and gloom, I think these three shares could come back stronger once conditions return to a more normal state.A banking share forced to cut its dividendsThe first is Lloyds (LSE: LLOY). The share price has fallen nearly 50% over the last six months alone. The shares are now lower than they were five years ago. But the mandated, or strongly encouraged, suspension of bank dividends during the crisis could help Lloyds further strengthen its balance sheet. It already has a tight control on costs and has further scope for digitisation. 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…The dividend suspension could also help it to partially offset the expected uptick in bad loans that will result from customers losing jobs and generally being less financially secure.Overall, I think the shares, on a P/E of nine, look too cheap to ignore right now. Yes, interest rates are very low and it’s a difficult time for banks. But I expect Lloyds, with its low costs and relatively simple business model, to come back stronger post-Covid-19.Room for improvement at this FTSE 100 giant Aviva (LSE: AV) is another share that has potential in the long term. The shares are dirt-cheap on a P/E of only a little more than four. Management also took the decision to cut the dividend, which will free up a lot of cash for the group.Again, the operating environment is difficult for Aviva. Back in May it said it expected to pay a net £160m of claims related to the coronavirus shutdown with the majority of payments being in business interruption, travel insurance and commercial lines.The UK’s biggest insurer said the crisis posed challenges to meeting its 2022 targets, warning that second-quarter sales had already been hit.UK insurers have also been ordered to offer payment holidays to customers. It’s clear that regulators are applying a lot of pressure to companies like Aviva and it’s unclear when things might improve.Yet for all these downsides, I do think Aviva can bounce back. Over the long term, I think the business can be made leaner and grow in annuities like rival Legal & General is doing.A riskier FTSE 100 shareMy third share is a more risky one and it’s BT (LSE: BT). It has suspended its dividend for the first time since its 1984 privatisation. The cut was far from unexpected though.It could be argued that management had already tried to delay a cut for too long. Now coronavirus has given it a clear excuse to suspend the dividend. I’m optimistic about the shares because the dividend frees up cash for BT to invest. It should also give it a little more leeway with the regulator, with which, under the previous CEO, it was locking horns.I do expect BT shares to come back stronger. I’m reassured that the professional investors at Merchants Trust think the situation in the telecoms industry is improving. They bought shares back in March, which I think is a good sign. Andy Ross owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group, Merchants Trust and Legal & General. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Have £1,000 to invest? Here are two top FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy right now

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. If you have £1,000 to invest but are struggling to find the right stocks, here are two top FTSE 100 stocks that I think might take your fancy.Informed investingRight now the Informa (LSE: INF) share price looks like a bargain, sitting 45% below where it was a year ago. Why? The coronavirus crisis shut down Informa’s events business and events deliver about 65% of revenues, explaining why the shares are trading at just 456p.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…However, subscription-linked businesses account for 35% of Informa’s revenues and these have continued to trade well. They have provided an anchor for Informa, buying time for its events business to get back on track. Clearly, to get its share price moving upwards, Informa needs to start holding physical events again and it is working hard here. The company is heavily focused on the highest standards of hygiene and safety and that should help in getting permissions from authorities to run events when the time is right. Part of the business is already back in action. This month should see a number of major events held in China. Other markets like the US are further behind. However, events there have been rescheduled, and some will be held digitally. Encouragingly, the amount of rebates requested remains low. Informa’s balance sheet looks healthy following a £1bn equity raise, and so far, the company has not had to ask its debt holders for favours. So there is time for the events business to get going again. Obviously, the quicker the pandemic is dealt with, the faster Informa’s share price will rise, and a coronavirus vaccine would certainly jolt it into life. Its prospects seem good in the long term and 90% of the 20 analysts covering Informa rate it as a buy. Since the share price is so low at present, they reckon investors could make 70%+ over the next 12 months by investing in this top FTSE 100 share. Backing the FTSE 100 GVC Holdings (LSE: GVC) did not suffer as much as Informa did in the market crash. Its shares now trade 19.7% above where they were this time last year, although that is still below their pre-crash highs. Nevertheless, 89% of the 19 analysts covering GVC rate it as a buy, and think its shares could make gains of 50%+ over the next year.GVC bought Ladbrokes Coral in 2018 to form one of the largest sports betting and gaming companies in the world. Gambling revenues dropped by up to 60% when lockdowns started. But they bounced back quickly as sports fixtures started to return in Europe and betting shops reopened in the UK. As a result, GVC’s share price has started to rebound, and revenues should pick up further once spectators start getting back into grounds.Any negatives? The gambling industry has come under fire from governments and regulators, but many of the points raised in a recent report on gambling’s dark side are enshrined as principles in GVC’s safer gambling strategy. I think GVC is ahead of the regulatory curve and should be able to benefit from the continuing industry growth, particularly online.Analysts think it will generate lower revenue and profits in 2020, but 2021 should see healthy growth returning, and pre-crisis-level dividend payments. GVC looks to me like a top FTSE 100 stock to invest in only a month after being readmitted to the index. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares James J. McCombie | Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 | More on: ENT INF center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Have £1,000 to invest? Here are two top FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by James J. McCombielast_img read more