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CTUM - Centum Investment Company

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Centum Investment Company Plc is East Africa’s leading investment firm providing investors with access to a portfolio of inaccessible, diversified investments. Headquartered in Kenya, but also operating in Uganda and Tanzania, the company invests in sectors including real estate, fast-moving consumer goods, and financial services. Centum’s business model currently focuses on companies in sectors with (1) growing domestic and regional markets targeted at households and private businesses; (2) basic goods and services whose demand increase as purchasing power increases; and (3) products and services with limited scope for import substitution.

Centum operates through four major segments: (1) The Growth Segment represents the trading subsidiaries or investments that have progressed to the cash generative stage. (2) The Real Estate Segment comprises all the group companies involved in real estate development such as Two Rivers, Vipingo, and Pearl Marina. (3) The Development Segment includes all companies whose business are still in the establishment, and ramp up phase such as those in the power, education, and agribusiness sectors. (4) The Marketable Securities Segment focuses on investment of funds in quoted equity and fixed income securities.

CTUM17.40 ▴ 0.05 (0.29%)
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Opening Price17.50
Day’s Low Price17.40
Day’s High Price17.50
Traded Volume37,000
Number of Deals18
Gross Turnover647,360.00
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share-0.93
Price/Earning Ratio-18.66
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding665M
Market Capitalization11.5B
Monetary values are quoted in Kenyan Shilling (KES) unless otherwise stated

CTUM Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Centum Investment Company (CTUM) is KES 17.40. CTUM closed its last trading day (Monday, September 27, 2021) at 17.35 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 1.8% gain over its previous closing price of 17.05 KES. Centum began the year with a share price of 16.05 KES and has since gained 8.1% on that price valuation, ranking it 24th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance.

Centum Investment Company is the 20th most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Jun 30 - Sep 27, 2021). CTUM has traded a total volume of 5.78 million shares—in 1,601 deals—valued at KES 96.4 million over the period, with an average of 91,706 traded shares per session. A volume high of 667,900 was achieved on September 3rd, and a low of 2,500 on July 12th, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Centum Investment on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.


Profile of Centum Investment Company Plc

Centum Investment Company Plc was founded on March 31, 1967 and operates in the Financials sector, specifically, the Investment Services industry. Centum Investment Company contracts an estimated total number of 1,082 employees. The company is led by James Mwirigi Mworia (43) as its Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, since 2008. The company's board of directors, chaired by Dr. Donald Kaberuka (69), is composed of 10 members whose names are listed below.

  1. Kaberuka, Donald (Dr.)
    Independent Non-Executive Chairman
  2. Mworia, James Mwirigi
    Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
  3. Byaruhanga, William (Hon.)
    Non-Executive Director
  4. Macharia, Laila (Dr.)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  5. Igathe, Catherine
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  6. Ngige, Mary G. W. (Mrs.)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  7. Ikiara, Moses (Dr.)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  8. Githuku, Susan (Mrs.)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  9. Musangi, Andrew Mukite
    Non-Executive Director (Significant Shareholder)
  10. Haggai, William
    Representative of ICDC
Factsheet of Centum Investment Company Plc
Investment Services
Two Rivers Office Towers, South Tower, Limuru Road, 8th and 9th Floor, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya
+254-20-223-0518, +254-737-095-124, +254-726-971-599

CTUM Industrial Market Competitors

Centum Investment Company Plc, issuers of the CTUM stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, have a number of market competitors who are also engaged in the Financials sector and/or Investment Services industry. The table below presents an overview of the market standing of the top 10 by year-to-date performance.

Index of African Stock Exchanges:

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

Comments (18)

  1. SusanSusan
    Jun 1, 2020 12:03 GMT

    If I wanted to buy Centum shares, how would I go about it?

    1. OnyekuruOnyekuru
      Jul 29, 2020 10:04 GMT

      Go to the NSE webpage at You will see a list of trading participants who are stockbrokers. Register a brokerage account with one of them and then you can start buying and/or selling shares of any of the listed equities on the stock exchange including those of Centum as well. All the best!

  2. 247Bandit247Bandit
    Aug 11, 2020 05:26 GMT

    Investing in Centum doesn’t make sense -at 455 Ksh per share in 2006 and a drop to 23 Ksh in 2020 -does not make sense!Someone convince me.

    1. nelsonnelson
      Oct 8, 2020 22:03 GMT

      You see a huge share price drop as alarming, i see it as an oportunity to buy a piece of the company at a discount.

  3. NyayoNyayo
    Jul 3, 2020 01:22 GMT

    Where do i go in regards to Centum shares?
    Kindly answer me in inbox.

  4. CatherineCatherine
    Jun 26, 2021 15:40 GMT

    Please explain to me how to acquire shares from centum.
    Thanks in advance

  5. Kenneth NyangenaKenneth Nyangena
    Jun 6, 2021 16:40 GMT

    On behalf of the family. I am trying to have Mum get her dividends which our late Dad had invested in your org.
    Do you have offices other than Nairobi i.e branches?

    1. Oliver KevOliver Kev
      Jun 7, 2021 09:53 GMT

      Log onto or visit the bank/brokerage firm which is holding the deceased CDS account. Success in your quest.

  6. JoelJoel
    Feb 22, 2021 10:51 GMT

    Is Centum a good buy or wait ?

    1. nelsonnelson
      Mar 12, 2021 22:57 GMT

      Buy only if you intend to hold long term, i.e over 5 years. We still have elections coming up next year which is usually bad new for many business. However, this also means its a perfect opportunity to buy low and ride the wave up as the economy rebounds thereafter. So the question is, can you hold your nerves for the long-term hold?

  7. kundu moseskundu moses
    Mar 3, 2020 14:41 GMT

    if someone had shares and he died .how do you get along with his shares.

    1. DaikieDaikie
      Mar 12, 2020 10:26 GMT

      Get all relevant documents such as death certificate, next-of-kin declaration, etc. and go to the NSE office for further assistance.

  8. Beth NgugiBeth Ngugi
    Sep 21, 2016 06:11 GMT

    shares for Beth wanjiru what abut it

    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Sep 21, 2016 07:31 GMT

      Could you come again? I don't think I understand what you're saying.

  9. BethBeth
    Sep 13, 2016 18:41 GMT

    what abaut beth wanjiru ngugi

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