Nigerian Breweries, NB Plc, has announced a profit after tax of N19.4 billion for the 2018 financial year.
According to the audited financial results released to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE yesterday the Company also made revenue of N324.4 billion during the period.
The statement from the company stated that the Board of Directors will be recommending to the company’s shareholders at the annual general meeting coming up on the 17th of May, 2019, the declaration of a total dividend of N19.4 billion, that is, N2.43k per share representing a hundred percent dividend pay-out ratio.
The Company had earlier, in 2018, paid an interim dividend of N4.8 billion which translated to N0.60 kobo per share; thus, the final dividend will be N14.6 billion, that is, N1.83kobo per share. If the proposed final dividend is approved, this will become payable on the 20th of May, 2019 to all shareholders whose names appear on the company’s register of members, at the close of business on the 6th of March, 2019.
In the statement signed by the Company Secretary/Legal Director, Uaboi Agbebaku, the 2018 profit after tax was lower than the N31.6 billion recorded in 2017 representing a forty one percent decline, while the revenue also dipped from the N344.5 billion recorded in 2017, a six percent decline.