READ IN FULL | Sunday Times Top 100 Companies 2020

See which listed companies made the cut this year and read more about these businesses and their management

18 November 2020 - 20:14
Read the full listing of the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies below.
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The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies awards, futured by BCX and which were presented online in November this year, acknowledge those listed companies that have generated shareholder returns that outperformed their listed peers.

The methodology for the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies was changed in 2019 to focus on larger enterprises. Companies with a minimum market capitalisation of R5bn at August 31 2020 and a track record of five years’ trading from September 1 2015 were included.

Selected companies that met the aforementioned criteria but are no longer listed on the JSE or whose share is suspended at August 31 2020 were excluded from the analysis. The executive management of Arena Holdings has also considered certain subjective qualifying criteria relating to the Top 100 Companies’ perceived compliance with good governance and ethical conduct.

The share performance analysis assumes an initial investment of R10,000 at the closing price on August 31 2015, held for a period of five years from September 1 2015 to August 31 2020, and the companies are ranked based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the five-year period.

This analysis assumes that a fraction of a share can be purchased.

Corporate actions during the review period were adjusted for as follows:

  • Ordinary and special dividends: the gross dividend per share is assumed to be reinvested in the company on the dividend payment date at that date’s closing share price.
  • Scrip dividends: assumed that the cash option was elected and that the gross dividend is reinvested in the company as described above.
  • Capitalisation issue: shares received are held until the end of the review period.
  • Unbundling: the shares in NewCo received are assumed to be received on the last date to trade and are tracked separately. The compound annual growth rate is calculated based on the basket of shares held at the end of the period as a result of the original R10,000 investment.
  • Share split/consolidation: share price data was adjusted for these corporate events. Companies that undertook this corporate action and declared dividends in the review period were adjusted accordingly.
  • Rights issue: assumed that rights are not taken up and lapse, therefore no adjustment made.

The results were compiled by Vestra Advisory and have been evaluated by Deloitte

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