The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) listed at the DSE secondary market under the ticker “DSE” on July 12th 2016.
Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange History
In 1996, the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee (a non-profit making body) and became operational in 1998.
Currently (2016), there are 24 listed companies at the DSE, 10 licensed brokers and 3 custodian banks.
The first company to list at DSE was Tanzania Oxygen Limited (DSE:TOL) in 1998, which was also the first state-owned company selected for privatization through the capital markets.
This was followed by Tanzania Breweries Limited (DSE:TBL), Tanzania Cigarette Company (DSE:TCC), Swissport (DSE:SWIS), Tanzania Portland Cement Company (DSE:TPCC), Tanga Cement Company Limited (DSE:TCCL) and National Microfinance Bank (NMB).
Following these first state-driven listings, other private companies decided to list at DSE as a part of their corporate growth strategy to raise capital.
These include TATEPA, CRDB Bank, DCB Commercial Bank, and Precision Air that listed at the DSE during 1999–2011.
The latest company to list at DSE is Mucoba Bank (DSE:MUCOBA), after raising a capital of more than TZS2b during its IPO in June 2016.
In 2013, the DSE launched a second tier market, the Enterprise Growth Market (EGM) with lower listing requirements.
The EGM is designed to attract small and medium companies with high growth potential.
So far, the EGM has attracted 5 companies, including YETU Microfinance Bank, Mkombozi Commercial Bank, Maendeleo Commercial Bank, Mwalimu Commercial Bank, and Swala Oil & Gas.
In 2015, the DSE was demutualized, i.e. it changed its registration status from being limited by guarantee to being limited by shares.
Moremi Marwa, CEO of DSE, explained that the bourse aims at maximizing the value of investment through the process of demutualization.
The DSE is the third Exchange in Africa to demutualize after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
In May 2016, the DSE launched its own IPO of 15m ordinary shares at TZS500 per share.
The Tanzanian bourse raised TZS35.8b from more than 3,000 investors, which is equivalent to 377% in excess of the targeted capital.
Following the oversubscribed IPO, the bourse exercised the green shoe option of 35% to take up an additional TZS2.6b.
After exercising the option, the total capital raised from the DSE IPO is TZS10.1b. In July 2016, following the successful DSE IPO, the Tanzanian bourse listed itself at the secondary market under the ticker “DSE”.
Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange Performances
The DSE market capitalization grew at a rate of 110% per year over the past 5 years, reaching TZS21tn in 2016 from less than TZS6tn in 2010.
The DSE liquidity grew at a rate of 56% annually since 2010, reaching an average turnover of over TZS800b per year.
The DSE All Share Index (DSEI), which comprises all listed companies at DSE, has risen to 2,479.78 points on July 1st 2016, compared to 1588.45 on the corresponding date in 2013. This represents an increase of 56%.
The total amount of corporate bonds issued since the DSE‘s inception is over TZS477b.
An increase in the amount of government bonds traded in the secondary market has been recorded at almost 94% since 2011.
The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) closed on Friday July 15th 2016 with a total equity turnover of TZS947.99m from 898,346 shares traded in 152 deals. Total market capitalization was TZS22,930b.
The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) recently joined the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative for sustainability and transparency.
The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) closed on Friday July 8th 2016 with a total equity turnover of TZS308.87m from 867,919 shares traded in 65 deals. Total market capitalization was TZS23,395.20b.
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The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) closed on Friday July 1st 2016 with a total equity turnover of TZS872.18m from 276,459 shares traded in 48 deals. Total market capitalization was TZS21,711.20b.
The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) closed on Friday June 24th 2016 with a total equity turnover of TZS10.67m from 8,880 shares traded in 53 deals. Total market capitalization was TZS21,845.1b.
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The Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) closed on Friday June 17th 2016 with a total equity turnover of TZS118.52m from 39,640 shares traded in 34 deals. Total market capitalization was TZS21,336.30b.