Eastern Housing recommends 22pc cash div

FE Online Report | Published: September 17, 2017 12:00:03 | Updated: October 22, 2017 03:01:53


The board of directors of Eastern Housing Limited (EHL) has recommended 22 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017, said an official disclosure on Sunday.

The final approval of dividend will come during the annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on November 8 at 10:30am at RAOWA Convention Hall-3 Mohakhali in Dhaka.

The record date for entitlement of dividend is on October 11, 2017.

The company has also reported earnings per share (EPS) 2.33 and net asset value per share (NAV) per share of Tk 58.87 and net operating cash flow per share (NOCFPS) of Tk 12.03 for the year ended on June 30, 2017 which was Tk 2.06 (restated), Tk 64.45 (restated) and Tk (1.53) (restated) for the 11 months period from August 2015 to June 2016.

In 2016, the company disbursed 15 per cent cash dividend and 5.0 per cent stock dividend.

There will be no price limit on the trading of the shares of the company on today (Sunday) following its corporate declaration. Each share of the company, which was listed on the Dhaka bourse in 1994, closed at Tk 48.80 on Thursday last at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE).

The company’s paid-up capital is Tk 933.45 million and authorized capital is Tk 2.0 billion while total number of securities is 93.34 million. The sponsor-directors own 50.09 per cent stake in the company, institutional investors own 26.51 per cent and the general public own 23.40 per cent as on August 31, 2017, the DSE data shows.

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