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About the company: Naspers Ltd [JSE:NPN]

by , 03 June 2015

Founded in 1915, Naspers is a multinational media group from South Africa. It's one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Top 40 companies…

Full name: Naspers Limited
Short name: Naspers-N
Ticker: NPN
Sector: Media – media

Five top facts about Naspers

Fact #1:
Naspers employs about 28,000 people and operates in 130 countries across the world. It specialises in three business areas:

  • Internet services;
  • Pay TV; and
  • Print media.

Fact #2:
Naspers has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under ticker NPN. The company listed in September 1994. Naspers has an ADR (American Depository Receipt) listing on the London Stock Exchange. The ADR listing allows Naspers to float on the LSE through its American Depository Shares. Investors can also buy these shares on the over the counter market in the States.

Fact #3:
Naspers provides TV services to over 8 million people in nearly 50 countries in Africa. It does this through its brands:

  • MultiChoice;
  • DStv;
  • GOtv.

Fact #4:
Naspers e-commerce side of the business includes classifieds, online shopping, payments and marketplaces. It also has a strong focus on communities, content, communication and games. Naspers also holds investments in social network platforms Tencent and Mail.ru.

Fact #5:
Print media is a large focus of Naspers. This is through Media24. This entity publishes 60 magazine titles and more than 50 newspaper titles.

Chart of Naspers’ share price

Chart of Naspers' share price

Financial information

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About the company: Naspers Ltd [JSE:NPN]
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