The board of directors of IDLC Finance Ltd has approved the issuance of a Tk500 crore zero-coupon bond for a tenure of 2 years.
The nature of the bond is unsecured and non-convertible, stated the company disclosure on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) website on Tuesday.
Now, the bond issuance is subject to the approval of the regulatory authorities – the Bangladesh Bank and the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC).
A zero-coupon bond is simply a discount bond that is originally sold at a discount from its face value instead of periodic dividend payments or interests. Face value is the amount paid to the bondholders at maturity.
IDLC Finance reported a consolidated net profit of Tk91.87 crore during the first half of this year, which was 11% lower compared to the same period of the previous year.
The non-bank financial institution, in its financial disclosure, said the decrease in net profit was due to declines in investment income and income from commission, exchange, and brokerage.
In the first half of 2022, the company’s consolidated earnings per share (EPS) stood at Tk2.21 and the consolidated net asset value (NAV) per share was Tk41.17.
Last year, its net profit was Tk211.60 crore and EPS was Tk5.34.
IDLC Finance paid 15% cash and 5% stock dividends to its shareholders for the financial year 2020.
The company listed with the DSE in 1992. Its paid-up capital is Tk415.69 crore.
Of the total shares of IDLC Finance, sponsors and directors jointly own 56.66%, institutional investors 26.62%, foreign investors 2.40%, and general investors 14.32%.
The closing price of each company share was Tk49.90 on Tuesday at the DSE.
DSE Records Lowest Trade in 70 Working Days
Dhaka Stock Exchange DSE, Bourse on the third working day of the week, November 28, ended with price Index & turnover drops. This information is known from DSE sources.
297 crore 20 lakh shares were traded on this day. 179 crore 14 lakh less trading was done in DSE today compared to the previous workday, 27 November, Shares worth Tk 369 crores 96 lakh shares were traded last time, Monday. From the DSE website, the lowest trade was done on 17 August, which was around 299 crore taka, which means after 70 working days the stock market hit its lowest today.
The benchmark DSEX lost 6.62 points or 6,202 The Shariah-based index DSES dropped 0.72 points or 1,346, and the blue-chip index DS30 decreased by 1.98 points or 2,099.
Of the issues traded, 17 advanced, 134 declined and 139 remained unchanged.
Ambee Pharmaceuticals PLC ranked top gainer on DSE, the share price increased by Tk 53.60 paisa or 6.83 percent. On this day, the share was last traded at Tk 838.40 paisa.
Bd. Thai Aluminium Limited ranked top loser on the DSE, the share price dropped by Tk 1.40 paisa or 7.73 percent. On this day, the share was last traded at Tk 16.70 paisa.
DSE topped on trade is Central Pharmaceuticals Limited 15 crore 96 lakh takas of shares of the company have been traded.
A total of 52 companies’ shares were traded in the Block on the Dhaka Stock Exchange, 60 lakh 14 thousand 277 shares of the companies were traded. The financial value of which is 29 crore 84 lakh taka.
Ring Shine Textiles reveals Null Dividend
One of the Listed companies, Ring Shine Textiles Limited has recommended no Dividend for the year ended June 30, 2023.
In terms of financial performance, The Company has further informed EPS loss of Tk. 2.53 for the year ended June 30, 2023. The Company has also reported NAV per share loss of Tk. 4.97 paisa.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the company will be taking place on January 20, through the digital platform. The record date for this has been fixed at December 17.
Bd. Thai Aluminium releases Q1 Financials
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The company’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) loss of Tk 0.19 paisa in Q1 of the current financial year (July-September 23). EPS loss of Tk 0.12 paisa during the same period last year. NAV per share was of Tk. 27.66 paisa as of September 30, 2023.
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