As audited accounts start to trickle in companies will propose dividend payments to their shareholders as recommended by their respective board of directors. It is also important to track these announcements to know who is eligible to collect dividend, when it will be approved and when it will be paid. Dividend payment also affect share prices
Closure of Register – Only shareholders who own shares before this date will be paid dividend. If you sell before this date you won’t get dividend. If you sell after you will still get dividend but the new owner will not get.
Payment date – This is when dividend will be paid to you either via post (dividend warrants) or direct credit to your bank accounts (e-dividend).
|S/N||Company||Dividend||Bonus||Closure||AGM date||Payment Date|
|1||Niger Insurance||3 kobo||Nil||24th Dec – 2nd Jan 2014||14th January 2014||16th January 2014|
|2||NEM Insurance||6 kobo||Nil||10th – 15th January, 2014||30th January 2014||4th February, 2014|
|3||PZ Cussons (interim dividend)||19.91 kobo||Nil||3rd – 4th February 2014||N/A||12th February 2014|
|4||Vitafoam Nigeria||30 kobo||Nil||17th – 21st February 2014||6th March 2014||10th March, 2014|
|5||Neimeth Pharmaceuticals||Nil||1 for 5||12th February 2014||17th March 2014||N/A|
|6||PZ Cussons (Special Dividend)||N1.30||Nil||3rd – 4th March||13th March 2014||17th March 2014|
|7||Forte Oil||N4.00||Nil||10th – 12th March 2014||28th March 2014||4th April 2014|
|8||Nigerian Breweries||N4.50||Nil||6th – 12th March 2014||14th May 2014||15th May 2014|
|9||Mcnichols Consolidated||3 kobo||Nil||17th April 2014||17th July 2014||25th July 2014|
|10||Africa Prudential Registrars||35 kobo||Nil||17th – 21st March 2014||3rd April 2014||4th April 2014|
|11||Nestle Nigeria||N24.00||Nil||28th April 2014||12th May 2014||13th May 2014|
|12||Transcorp||5 kobo||Nil||10th – 14th March 2014||31st March 2014||1st April 2014|
|13||Union Homes REITS||N2.41||Nil||17th – 21st March 2014||27th March 2014||3rd April 2014|
|14||GSK Nigeria||N1.30||Nil||16th – 22nd May 2014||11th June 2014||12th June 2014|
|15||Zenith Bank||N1.75||Nil||24th – 28th March 2014||2nd April 2014||4th April 2014|
|16||GTBank||N1.45||Nil||28th March 2014||14th April 2014||14th April 2014|
|17||Okomu||N1.00||Nil||13th – 16th May 2014||11th June 2014||16th June 2014|
|18||Cadbury||N1.30||Nil||9th – 11th April 2014||13th May 2014||14th May 2014|
|19||Airline Services & Logistics||12 kobo||Nil||19th – 23rd May 2014||12th June 2014||13th June 2014|
|20||Berger Paints||70 kobo||Nil||2nd – 6th June 2014||17th July, 2014||22nd July 2014|
|21||Julius Berger||N2.70||1 for 10||2nd – 6th June 2014||19th June 2014||21st June 2014|
|22||CAP||N1.00||Nil||20th – 23rd May 2014||19th June 2014||20th June 2014|
|23||Lafarge Cement Wapco||N3.30||Nil||28th April – 2nd May 2014||9th July, 2014||10th July 2014|
|24||Paints & Coatings Manufacturers||8 kobo||Nil||3rd – 4th April 2014||21st May 2014||7th July 2014|
|25||UACN||N1.75||Nil||5th – 9th May 2014||25th June 2014||26th June 2014|
|26||CCNN||70 kobo||Nil||4th – 6th August 2014||14th August 2014||20th August 2014|
|27||Total||N9.00||Nil||22nd – 28th April, 2014||13th June, 2014||16th June, 2014|
|28||UBA||50 kobo||Nil||14th April, 2014||25th April, 2014||28th April, 2014|
|29||Trans Nationwide Express||10 kobo||Nil||21st – 25th July, 2014||31th July, 2014||14th August, 2014|
|30||NAHCO||30 kobo||Nil||19th – 23rd May 2014||27th June 2014||27th June 2014|
|S/N||Company||Dividend||Bonus||Closure of Register||AGM date||Payment Date|
|31||Unilever||N1.25||Nil||14th – 22nd April 2014||15th May 2014||16th May 2014|
|32||UACN Property Dev. Co. Plc||70 kobo||1 for 4||Dividend: 6th May 2014||4th June 2014||5th June 2014|
|Bonus: 13th May 2014|
|33||Diamond Bank||30 kobo||Nil||17th – 18th April 2014||24th April 2014||28th April 2014|
|34||Courteville Business Solutions Plc||2 kobo||Nil||13th May 2014||27th May 2014||11th June 2014|
|35||Sterling Bank||25 kobo||Nil||14th – 18th April 2014||30th April 2014||30th April 2014|
|36||ABC Transport||6 kobo||1 for 10||11th – 15th August 2014||29th August 2014||12th Sept. 2014|
|37||Mansard Insurance||4 kobo||Nil||11th April 2014||24th April 2014||24th April 2014|
|38||MRS Oil||74.96 kobo||Nil||14th – 18th July 2014||7th August 2014||8th August 2014|
|39||Mobil Oil||N6.00||Nil||29th – 30th April 2014||28th May 2014||4th June 2014|
|40||FCMB Group||30 kobo||Nil||19th – 23rd May, 2014||6th June, 2014||9th June, 2014|
|41||UBA Capital||25 kobo||Nil||22nd – 25th April 2014||29th April 2014||6th May 2014|
|42||Fidelity Bank||14 kobo||Nil||14th – 18th April 2014||2nd May 2014||2nd May 2014|
|43||Custodian & Allied Plc||11 kobo||Nil||7th – 11th April 2014||8th May 2014||9th May 2014|
|44||Ashaka Cement||42 kobo||Nil||28th April – 2nd May 2014||17th June 2014||18th June, 2014|
|45||Stanbic IBTC Holdings||10 kobo||Nil||17th April 2014||21st August, 2014||26th August 2014|
|46||Learn Africa||12 kobo||Nil||12th – 16th May 2014||5th June 2014||6th June 2014|
|47||Access Bank||35 kobo||Nil||17th April 2014||30th April 2014||30th April 2014|
|48||Dangote Cement||N7.00||Nil||22nd – 25th April 2014||2nd May 2014||5th May 2014|
|49||Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank||3 kobo||Nil||16th April 2014||13th May 2014||15th May 2014|
|50||Computer Warehouse Group||8 kobo||Nil||17th April 2014||19th June 2014||19th June 2014|
|51||BOC Gases Nigeria||10 kobo||Nil||27th – 30th May 2014||26th June 2014||7th July 2014|
|52||Skye Bank||30 kobo||Nil||15th May 2014||28th May 2014||29th May 2013|
|53||Greif Nigeria||60 kobo||Nil||28th – 30th April 2014||14th May 2014||19th May 2014|
|54||FBN Holdings||N1.10||Nil||5th May 2014||22nd May 2014||26th May 2014|
|55||NPF Microfinance Bank||10 kobo||Nil||9th – 13th June 2014||26th June 2014||27th June 2014|
|56||Capital Hotel||5 kobo||Nil||9th – 13th June 2014||24th June 2014||8th July, 2014|
|57||Beta Glass||38 kobo||Nil||5th – 9th May 2014||8th July 2014||9th July 2014|
|58||A.G. Leventis||16 kobo||Nil||5th – 9th May 2014||18th September 2014||19th September 2014|
|59||Presco||10 kobo||Nil||7th – 9th July 2014||22nd July 2014||24th July 2014|
|60||Fidson||10 kobo||Nil||7th – 11th July 2014||17th July 2014||18th July 2014|
|61||Dangote Sugar||60 kobo||Nil||2nd May 2014||23rd May 2014||29th May 2014|
|62||Japaul||2 kobo||Nil||16th – 20th June 2014||27th June 2014||7th July 2014|
|63||Aluminium Extrusion||7.5 kobo||Nil||28th July 2014||8th August 2014||11th August 2014|
|64||National Salt Company of Nig||90 kobo||Nil||10th – 11th June 2014||19th June 2014||22nd June 2014|
|65||SCOA||15 kobo||Nil||17th – 20th June 2014||3rd July 2014||24th July 2014|
|66||Triple Gee||2 kobo||Nil||25th September 2014||22nd – 24th Sept 2014||10th October 2014|
|67||Redstar Express||35 kobo||Nil||28th – 31st July 2014||14th August 2014||25th August 2014|
|68||Smart Products||22.5 kobo||Nil||3rd – 10th July 2014||30th July, 2014||11th August 2014|
|69||Seven-Up Bottling Co.||N2.50||Nil||14th – 25th July 2014||24th September 2014||30th September 2014|
|70||Continental Re-insurance||11 kobo||Nil||4th – 8th August 2014||12th August 2014||13th August 2014|
|71||University Press||35 kobo||Nil||1st – 4th September 2014||25th September 2014||25th September 2014|
|72||Niger Insurance||3.5 kobo||Nil||21st – 25th July 2014||31st July 2014||4th August 2014|
|73||International Breweries||32 kobo||Nil||11th – 15th August 2014||2nd September 2014||3rd September 2014|
|74||Stanbic IBTC Holdings||N1.10||Nil||5th August 2014||21st August 2014||26th August 2014|
|75||C & I Leasing||4 kobo||Nil||11th – 15th August 2014||14th August 2014||18th August 2014|
|76||Honeywell Flour Mills||17 kobo||Nil||8th – 12th September 2014||16th September 2014||17th September 2014|
|77||Custodian & Allied (Interim)||6 kobo||Nil||11th – 15th August 2014||N/A||12th September 2014|
|78||Roads Nigeria||60 kobo||1 for 4||19th – 25th Sept. 2014||25th September 2014||6th October 2014|
|79||Flour Mills of Nigeria||N2.10||1 for 10||18th – 22nd August 2014||10th September 2014||15th September 2014|
|80||Northern Nigeria Flour Mills||40 kobo||Nil||18th – 22nd August 2014||9th September 2014||18th September 2014|
|81||Conoil||N4.00||Nil||1st – 5th September 2014||30th September 2014||13th October 2014|
|82||Cutix||12 kobo||Nil||20th – 24th October 2014||31st October 2014||17th November 2014|
|83||Royal Exchange||5 kobo||Nil||15th – 19th September, 2014||24th September, 2014||29th September ,2014|
|84||PZ Cussons||61 kobo||Nil||22nd – 26th September 2014||9th October 2014||13th October 2014|
|85||Academy Press||8 kobo||Nil||30th Sept – 9th Oct 2014||16th October, 2014||3rd November, 2014|
|86||Guaranty Trust Bank||25 kobo||Nil||4th September 2014||N/A||18th September 2014|
|87||Access Bank (Interim)||25 kobo||Nil||9th September 2014||N/A||23rd September 2014|
|88||Guinness Nigeria||N3.20||Nil||13th – 17th October 2014||13th November 2014||14th November 2014|
|89||Oando||30 kobo||Nil||2nd October 2014||To be advised||17th November 2014|
|90||Oando (Interim)||70 kobo||Nil||18th November 2014||N/A||15th December 2014|
|91||Daar Communications||Nil||1 for 2||7th November 2014||20th November 2014||N/A|
|92||CAP (Interim)||N1.50||NIL||4th – 6th November 2014||N/A||19th November 2014|
|93||Nigerian Breweries||N1.25||Nil||13th – 19th November 2014||N/A||20th November 2014|
|94||NEM Insurance||6 kobo||Nil||18th - 21st November, 2014||27th November, 2014||4th December, 2014|
|95||Nestle Nigeria (Interim)||N10.00||Nil||24th – 28th November 2014||N/A||8th December 2014|
|96||Seplat Petroleum (Interim)||N9.30||Nil||7th November 2014||N/A||24th November 2014|
|97||Total Nigeria (Interim)||N2.00||Nil||1st – 5th December 2014||N/A||15th December 2014|
|98||Nigeria Energy Sector Fund||N92.00||Nil||1st December 2014||N/A||3rd December 2014|
|99||Nigeria Enamelware||45 kobo||Nil||8th – 12th December 2014||18th December 2014||19th December 2014|
|100||SIM Capital Alliance Value Fund||N10.00||Nil||22nd December 2014||23rd December 2014||30th December 2014|
Last updated November 6th, 2014
Source: NSE / Nairametrics Data
O3 Capital donates prepaid cards to Lagos State COVID-19 Response Team
O3 Cards align with the NCDC guidelines which emphasize less contact with cash and e-commerce and physical distancing.
O3 Capital Nigeria Ltd has donated prepaid cards to Lagos state COVID-19 response team in appreciation of their dedication and sacrifice at the forefront of the COVID -19 Pandemic.
These cards would further augment the allowances they received from the Lagos State Government and cushion the socio-economic effect of the pandemic. Since Lagos State became the epicenter of the COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria, the Lagos state COVID-19 response team has executed the aggressive response plan put together by the Lagos State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The Head of Corporate Communication of the company, Mrs. Temitayo Balogun, said the gesture is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) during this pandemic.
She said that the response team has shown a level of expertise and patriotism most people do not possess hence the prepaid cards are a symbolic exhibition of O3 Capital expertise in their honor. O3 Cards align with the NCDC guidelines which emphasize less contact with cash and e-commerce and physical distancing.
She encourages other members of the private sector to contribute in whatever capacity to this fight against the Covid-19 pandemic as it is our collective effort as a people that would guarantee the eradication of the virus in the State and country as a whole.
O3 Capital is the first non-bank credit and prepaid card issuer in Nigeria that offers various consumer loans using the credit card as its delivery channel. The cards, popularly known as O3 Cards, can be used on all ATMs, POS, and internet payment sites in Nigeria.
The mission of O3 Capital is to ensure there is an 03 card in every wallet” so Nigerians can access funds 24/7/365 to meet everyday consumption requirements. The O3 Card allows you to purchase all forms of goods and services whenever and wherever you want, without ready cash.
BUA Cement Plc Releases audited Financial Results for 2019; Revenue Increased by 47.5% to N175.52 billion
BUA Cement’s Profit before Tax (PBT) for the period rose 69.1% (y/y) from N39.17 billion in 2018 to N66.23 billion.
Lagos, Nigeria ~ BUA Cement Plc, Nigeria’s second-largest cement company, has recorded a 47.5% increase in revenues of N175.52 billion in its just-released Full-year results for the 2019 Financial Year on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The company’s Profits also increased by 69.1% from N39.17 billion in 2018 to N66.24 billion in 2019. BUA Cement Plc in its current form is a business combination between CCNN Plc (Sokoto Cement) and BUA Cement Manufacturing Company’s Obu Cement Company which was completed in January 2020 and is currently listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), with a market capitalisation of N1.18 trillion ($3.3 billion), making it the third most capitalised company on the floor of the Exchange.
Speaking on the result, Managing Director of BUA Cement, Yusuf Binji said, “Through the adoption of a focused and disciplined approach, we continue to record strong revenue growth, even as we derive revenue and cost synergies from the merger across: pricing, scale, and operational efficiencies; all supported by a sustainable business model and a value-oriented strategy, which have translated to growing market acceptance and is reflective in our margins. This is Despite the complexities and uncertainty that trailed the economic environment in 2019. We delivered on important strategic priorities, such as: the commissioning of our 3mmtpa Line-2 at our Obu Plant in March 2019; the merger completion between CCNN Plc and Obu Cement Company Limited and commenced the listing process of BUA Cement Plc, the resultant entity of the merger on the floor of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), with the eventual delisting of CCNN Plc.
“Going forward, our focus is to further harness the full benefits of the merger while making further in-roads to “new markets” both locally and outside Nigeria. We understand that the local and indeed the global economy would experience more uncertainties, yet we expect continued strong showing across the business, spurred-on by continued recovery across the global economy”.
In his comments Acting CFO, Chike Ajaero said, “In 2019 we reported a decline in Profit after Tax (PAT) from N64.07 billion in 2018 to N60.61 billion which was due to income tax credit of N26.76 billion in 2018 from the reversal of previous tax provision made on Obu Line 1 and deferred tax credit on securing approval for tax exemptions under pioneer status incentive in 2019. Net deferred tax charge of N5.15 billion was provided for in the current year and actual tax payable of N475.29 million. Obu Line-1 and Kalambaina Line -2 are both on pioneer status approved in February 2020 for 2-years (extension) and 3-years respectively. The computation of Earnings per Share (EPS) for 2018 has been re-stated, to reflect a business combination under common control, as at January 2018”.
It should be noted that BUA Cement Plc is Nigeria’s second-largest cement producer and the largest producer in its North-West, South-South and South-East regions; with a combined installed capacity of 8 mmtpa and with plans underway to increase existing capacity to 11 mmtpa, through the commissioning of a new 3 mmtpa plant by the first half of 2021 in Sokoto State, Nigeria. BUA Cement operates strategically from Okpella, Edo State and Kalambaina, Sokoto State and is committed to quality – a differentiating attribute, driven by its people, innovation and technology; and positioned to solving Nigeria and Africa’s challenges while driving economic growth and development.
I. Financial Highlights
- Revenue increases by 47.5% from N119.01 billion in 2018 to N175.52 billion in 2019
- EBITDA rises 47.2% from N55.70 billion in 2018 to N81.99 billion in 2019
- EBITDA margin flat at 47.0%, arising from entry into ‘new markets’
- Operating margin (EBIT) is up 4.71% points from 36.0% in 2018 to 40.7% in 2019
- Profit before Tax (PBT), up 69.1% from N39.17 billion in 2018 to N66.24 billion in 2019
- Profit after Tax (PAT), down 5.40% from N64.07 billion in 2018 to N60.61 billion in 2019, due to a tax credit of N26.76 billion in 2018 from pioneer status incentive( 3 years) granted on Obu line-1 in 2019, reversing previous tax provision for the years
II. Operational Highlights
- Cement volume dispatched was up 53.2% from 2,940 kt in 2018 to 4,501 kt, as at 2019; arising from increased capacity
- Merger between CCNN Plc and Obu Cement Company Limited, yielding revenue and cost synergies
- Kalambaina plant, Sokoto State (Line 2) goes online for first full year in 2019; Obu Cement Plant, Edo State (Line 2) commissioned in March 2019
- Return on Asset (ROA) up from 16.7% (2018) to 17.7% (2019)
- Entry into new markets aided by a value-oriented strategy
III. Key Developments
- The appointment of Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, CON as the Chairman of the Board, effective December 23, 2019
- The Board appointed Engr. Yusuf Binji as managing director/chief executive officer on December 23, 2019
- Mr. Finn Arnoldsen appointed as a non-executive director, effective April 9, 2019
- Alhaji Shehu Abubakar and Senator Khairat Gwadabe appointed as independent non-executive directors, effective December 23, 2019
IV. Strategic Priorities
- Completion of Kalambaina Line-3 (3mmtpa) by H1, 2021. Project execution on schedule
- Drive further cost and revenue synergies from merger
- Build on gains recorded from current footholds in “new markets”
V. Financial Review
Revenue: Revenue increased by 47.5% (y/y) to N175.52 billion in 2019 (2018; N119.01 billion), underpinned by two (2) drivers namely:
- The merger led to capacity increase(s), from 2mmtpa in 2018 to 8mmtpa in 2019.
- Our differentiation strategy has translated to an increased appreciation of the ‘value’ imbued in the product offering. Hence, the growing market acceptance. Consequently, cement sales was up 47.5% to N175.52 billion.
Cost of Sales: Cost of sales was up by 57.6% (y/y) to N93.1 billion in 2019, resulting from increased production volumes. Moreover, energy cost rose 75.6% (y/y) from N20.67 billion to N36.29 billion from enhanced capacity, though energy per ton of cement produced increase by 14% (y/y); the result of slight increase in energy cost.
Operating expenses: Operating expenses recorded a 20.2% rise from N18.60 billion in 2018 to N22.36 billion in 2019, resulting from the following;
- Administrative expenses was down 16.0% to N10.52 billion (2018; N12.52 billion) due to a 45.6% decline in management and technical support expenses to N1.90 billion in 2019 (2018; N3.49 billion).
- Conversely, distribution and selling expenses increased by 94.8% (y/y) to N11.84 billion, supportive of higher sales volume from the route-to-new market strategy.
Net finance cost: Net finance cost was up 41.3% to N5.19 billion (2018; N3.67 billion) due to increased working capital requirement, which rose from N3.90 billion in 2018 to N21.36 billion in 2019, necessitated by capacity enhancement.
Profit before Tax and Profit after Tax: Profit before Tax (PBT) rose 69.1% (y/y) from N39.17 billion in 2018 to N66.23 billion; Profit after Tax (PAT) was down from N64.10 billion to N60.61 billion in 2019, due to deferred tax credit in 2018. However, approvals for the extension of pioneer status on Obu line-1 and Kalambaina line-2 were granted in February, 2020 for 2-years and 3-years respectively.
Cash and cash equivalent: Cash and cash equivalent balances rose from N2.71 billion in 2018 to N15.02 billion in 2019, arising from a 69.16% increase in net cash flow from operations to N26.48 billion (2018; N15.66 billion) along with a net borrowing of N16.8 billion.
About BUA Cement Plc
BUA Cement Plc (Bloomberg; BUACEMENT:NL) is Nigeria’s second-largest cement producer and the largest producer in its North-West, South-South and South-East regions; with a combined installed capacity of 8 mmtpa and with plans underway to increase existing capacity to 11 mmtpa, through the commissioning of a new 3 mmtpa plant by the first half of 2021 in Sokoto State, Nigeria. BUA Cement operates strategically from Okpella, Edo State and Kalambaina, Sokoto State.
BUA Cement Plc is a business combination between CCNN Plc (Sokoto Cement) and BUA Cement Manufacturing Company’s Obu Cement Company. Currently listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), with a market capitalisation of N1.18 trillion ($3.3 billion), making it the third most capitalised company on the floor of the Exchange.
BUA Cement is committed to quality – a differentiating attribute, driven by its people, innovation, and technology; and positioned to solving Nigeria and Africa’s challenges while driving economic growth and development.
More information can be found here.
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MTN’s Investment In Infrastructure to Deliver Best Customer Experience
MTN’s 4G network currently covers approximately 40% of its coverage locations, which translates to about 65 million data customers.
MTN Nigeria has said it will prioritise the expansion of the 4G network with an estimated N600 billion on technical infrastructure over the next three years as it looks to increase 4G network across the country from the existing 40% coverage.
Speaking at the company’s first public Annual General Meeting which held in Lagos on Friday, 15th May 2020, Ferdi Moolman, CEO, MTN Nigeria said:
“Due to the nature of our business, we are committed to innovating new technology and delivering the best customer experience which can be capital intensive, our target is to have coverage across the country and a minimum of 4G network service across all locations.
“Cash collateralized Letters of Credit, Forwards contracts, and favourable credit rating with major partners and vendors will make funding relatively easy for us, but we will also be cautious in our approach to limit foreign currency exposure.”
Presently, the company’s 4G network covers approximately 40% of its coverage locations which translates to about 65 million data customers. A significant amount of investment would be made to not just extend the 4G network but to also cover more rural locations in Nigeria. The company expressed excitement on the possibilities that the transition to digital platforms presents to the company as growth in voice revenue is also expected to remain healthy.
“We closed the year with 132 cities covered by 4G and became the first mobile network operator in West Africa to demonstrate the capability of 5G technology. We are excited about its potential for our customers and the country’s national development plans.
“We maintained our leadership position in network net promoter score (NPS) as we continue to invest to improve service quality and drive expansion and innovation,” Moolman said.
This investment in infrastructure will enable the company to accelerate its 4G network expansion, deepen population coverage, and support the Federal Government’s broadband initiatives.
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