2.5pc cash dividend declared by Peninsula Chittagong
The Peninsula Chittagong Limited has declared a 2.5pc cash dividend for its shareholders for the year ended on June 30, 2022.
The dividend payout was declared at the company’s board of directors meeting, said the company in a filing with the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on Tuesday, 18 October.
Hence, final approval regarding the dividend will come during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for December 19, 2022, on digital platform.
The company has stated EPS of Tk 0.19 and consolidated NAV per share of Tk 29.47 during the period.
The record date for the distribution of the declared dividend among the shareholders has been fixed as November 14, 2022.
The company has also informed that during this year revenue has been increasing significantly by 22.65pc from last year due to improvements in the Covid situation.
The administrative expenditure, cost of goods sold and selling expenditure also went up by 27.93pc, 45.45pc and 37.47pc respectively.
They also said that subsequent to the improvement of the pandemic Covid situation all product prices were hiked worldwide. But the management could not raise the selling price of food, accommodation, and services.
As a result, net profit dropped by 52.55pc, which caused a significant deviation in EPS.
Index Hikes, Turnover Drops on DSE
Dhaka Stock Exchange DSE, Bourses on the first working day of the week, April 2, ended with price index hikes & turnover drops.
This information is known from DSE sources.
666 crores 83 lakh shares were traded in DSE on this day. 531 crores 83 lakhs more trading was done in DSE today compared to the previous workday, 30 March, Shares worth Tk 666 crores 83 lakh shares were traded in DSE last time, Thursday.
Of the issues traded, 83 advanced, 46 declined, and 195 remained unchanged.
On the other hand, Miracle Industries Ltd ranked top loser on the DSE, the share price dropped by Tk 1.5 paisa or 5.38 percent. On this day, the share was last traded at Tk 26.40 paisa.
DSE topped on trade Genex Infosys Limtied 36 crores 98 lakh 2 thousand takas of shares of the company have been traded.
A total of 53 companies’ shares were traded in the Block on Dhaka Stock Exchange, 61 lakh 34 thousand 273 shares of the companies were traded. The financial value of which is 30 crore 30 lakh taka.
Standard Ceramic releases its Financial Reports
One of the listed companies, Standard Ceramic Industries Limited, discloses its financial reports for the second quarter, (October-December 22). This source is known from DSE.
The company’s earnings per share (EPS) was loss Tk 1.33 paisa in Q2 of the current financial year. EPS was loss Tk 4.33 paisa during the same period last year. As of December 31, 2022, net asset value (NAVPS) was Tk 2.33 paisa.
The company reported EPS has been decreased due to reduction in sales and gross profit.
South Asian Stock hikes on the outgoing week
South Asian Bourse or Stock Markets saw growth last week. Among them, the hike was in the stock markets of India and Pakistan.
A review of South Asian markets shows that India’s Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) index BSE Sensex has hiked 1,464 points during the week. At the end of the week, the index stood at 58,991 points. On the other hand, the Nifty-50 index of the country’s National Stock Exchange rose by 414 points last week. At the end of the week, the index stood at 17,359 points.
Pakistan Stock Exchange Index ‘KSE 100’ earned 58 points last week. After a week of gaining, the index settled at 40,000 points.
On the hand The Sri Lankan stock market hiked, the Colombo Stock Exchange index ‘ASPI’ lost 118 points in a week. After a week the index settled at 9,301 points.
Bhutan’s stock market index ‘BSI’ hiked by 68 point and the index stood at 1,195 points throughout the whole week. Nepal’s ‘NEPSE’ lost 7 points last week, as the index stands at 1,908 points.
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