A message from our Chairman & C.E.O

The year 2017 was challenging, characterised by depressed economic activity due to drought and low activity at the bourse as the country entered an electioneering period, prolonging to the third quarter of the year. For CDSC, the year turned out to be a fairly stable one with the Group posting a pre-tax profit of Kshs. 86.2 million compared to Ksh. 21.5* million recorded in 2016.

2017 Financial Highlights

KShs. 86.2m

Pre-tax profit


Deals Settled


Active CDS accounts.

KShs. 276.9m

Transaction Levies.
25% increase.

KShs. 335.6m

Total revenues collected.
15% increase.

KShs. 494.7m

Capital base.
12% increase.

KShs. 310m

Retained earnings.
16.1% increase.

KShs. 171.4b

Equity turnover
17% increase.

KShs. 429.4b

Corporate bonds turnover.
1.2% decrease.