KPLC-P4 - Kenya Power 4% Preference Shares
The Kenya Power and Lighting Co. Plc 4% Preference Shares (KPLC-P4) are the 4% cumulative preference shares issued by KPLC at a nominal value of KSh 20 per share. Shareholders of the KPLC preference shares enjoy a fixed-rate dividend whose payment takes priority over ordinary shareholders as the company has a contractual obligation to pay preference dividends on the shares. As cumulative preference shares, if the dividend cannot be paid in any year, it accrues until the accumulated dividend is paid out. Additionally, preferred shareholders are paid before owners of common (ordinary) stock in case of liquidation.
Kenya Power is engaged in the transmission, distribution, and retail of electricity purchased from Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen), Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), and Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO). KPLC operates primarily in four regions, namely, Nairobi, Coast, West Kenya, and Mount Kenya. Its interconnected network of transmission and distribution lines covers about 47,035 kilometers. The national grid is operated as an integral network linked by a 220 kilowatts and 132 kilowatts transmission network.
Kenya Power 4% Preference Shares is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Kenya Power 4% Preference Shares is traded on the NSE under the ticker symbol “KPLC-P4”. Kenya Power 4% Preference Shares is currently the 64th most valuable stock on the NSE with a market capitalization of KES 7.4 million, which makes about 0.0003% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.
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KPLC-P4 Stock Market Performance
The current share price of Kenya Power 4% Preference Shares (KPLC-P4) is KES 4.11. KPLC-P4 closed its last trading day (Friday, February 11, 2022) at 4.11 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 0.2% gain over its previous closing price of 4.10 KES. Kenya Power 4% Preference Shares began the year with a share price of 4.53 KES but has since lost 9.27% off that price valuation, ranking it 46th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Kenya Power 4% Preference Shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.
Profile of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc
Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc was founded on January 6, 1922 and operates in the Utilities sector, specifically, the Conventional Electricity industry. Kenya Power and Lighting Company contracts an estimated total number of 10,480 employees.
Factsheet of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc
- Conventional Electricity
- Stima Plaza, Kolobot Road, Parklands, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
- +254-202-21-251, +254-703-070-707, +254-732-170-170
KPLC-P4 Industrial Market Competitors
Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc, issuers of the KPLC-P4, Kenya Power 7% Preference Shares and Kenya Power & Lighting Company (-14.29%) stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, have two market competitors who are also engaged in the Utilities sector and/or Conventional Electricity industry. The table below presents an overview of their market standing.