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SAP - Sappi Ltd

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Sappi is a global company with operations in North America, Europe and Southern Africa and is focused on providing dissolving wood pulp, packaging and speciality papers, printing and writing papers as well as biomaterials and biochemicals to Sappi's direct and indirect customer base across more than 150 countries.

The group’s dissolving wood pulp products are used worldwide mainly by converters to create viscose fibre for fashionable clothing and textiles, as well as other consumer products; quality packaging and speciality papers are used in the manufacture of such products as soup sachets, luxury carry bags, cosmetic and confectionery packaging, boxes for agricultural products for export, tissue wadding for household tissue products and casting release papers used by suppliers to the fashion, textiles, automobile and household industries; our market-leading range of printing and writing papers are used by printers in the production of books, brochures, magazines, catalogues, direct mail and many other print applications; biomaterials include nanocellulose, fibre composites and lignosulphonate; biochemicals include second generation sugars.

Sappi Ltd produces and sells a variety of paper and paper-related products. The two categories of products are specialized cellulose and paper. Specialized cellulose, which is dissolved wood pulp, is used in the production of...

Sappi Ltd is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Sappi is traded on the JSE under the ticker symbol “SAP”. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of JSE:SAP is ZAE000006284. Sappi Ltd is currently the 69th most valuable stock on the JSE with a market capitalization of ZAR 24.9 billion, which is about 0.12% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange equity market.

SAP43.52 ▾ 1.51 (3.35%)
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price42.71
Day’s High Price46.50
Traded Volume2.26M
Number of Deals2,040
Gross Turnover98.3M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share21.3763
Price/Earning Ratio2.04
Dividend Per Share2.67
Dividend Yield6.14%
Shares Outstanding572M
Market Capitalization24.9B
Monetary values are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) unless otherwise stated

SAP Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Sappi Ltd (SAP) is ZAR 43.52. SAP closed its last trading day (Friday, March 24, 2023) at 43.52 ZAR per share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), recording a 3.4% drop from its previous closing price of 45.03 ZAR. Sappi began the year with a share price of 49.24 ZAR but has since lost 11.6% off that price valuation, ranking it 318th on the JSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders’ worries are compounded by the fact that SAP has lost 11% of the stock’s value from February 23rd to date.

Sappi is the 35th most traded stock on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange over the past three months (Dec 22, 2022 - Mar 24, 2023). SAP has traded a total volume of 131 million shares—in 115,068 deals—valued at ZAR 6.44 billion over the period, with an average of 2.07 million traded shares per session. A volume high of 9.14 million was achieved on February 8th, and a low of 179,803 on December 23rd, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Sappi on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.


Profile of Sappi Ltd.

Sappi Ltd. operates in the Basic Materials sector, specifically, the Forestry & Paper industry.

Factsheet of Sappi Ltd.

Basic Materials
Forestry & Paper
108 Oxford Road, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, 2198
011 407-8111

SAP Industrial Market Competitors

Sappi Ltd., issuers of the SAP stock on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, have a number of market competitors who are also engaged in the Basic Materials sector and/or Forestry & Paper industry. The table below presents an overview of the market standing of the top 10 by year-to-date performance.

CodeNameM. Cap.CloseYTD
YRKYork Timber Holdings Ltd1.02B2.15+6.44%
MNPMondi plc139B285.59-1.86%
DRDDRD Gold Ltd14.6B16.84+37.6%
GFIGold Fields Ltd207B231.23+31.3%
HARHarmony GM Co Ltd46.2B74.73+27.1%
ANGAnglogold Ashanti Ltd169B402.70+22.3%
SLGSalungano Group Ltd567M1.35+12.5%
EUZEuropa Metals Limited61.2M0.65+12.1%
THATharisa plc6.64B21.93+9.6%
WEZWesizwe Platinum Ltd1.87B1.15+9.52%

Index of African Stock Exchanges:

  1. Botswana Stock Exchange
  2. BRVM Stock Exchange
  3. Ghana Stock Exchange
  4. Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  5. Lusaka Securities Exchange
  6. Malawi Stock Exchange
  7. Nairobi Securities Exchange
  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
  9. Uganda Securities Exchange
  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

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