Cambria Africa Shares Jump on 1H Post-Tax Profit Surge

By Ian Walker

Shares of Cambria Africa PLC rose 17% Wednesday after the company reported a near-threefold rise in post-tax profit for the first half of fiscal 2021 due mainly to lower taxes, and said that it doesn’t believe the latest coronavirus-related lockdown in Zimbabwe will hurt its operations in the short term.

The London-listed investment company said the lockdown could in fact boost sales of its sanitizer-products joint-venture partner, Merken (Pvt) Ltd.

The London-listed investment company made a profit after tax of $95,000 for the half year ended Feb. 28 compared with $36,000 for the same period a year earlier. Revenue fell to $526,000, from $1.3 million.

Shares at 1437 GMT were up 0.06 pence (0.08 U.S. cents) at 0.39 pence.

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