Shareholders endorse Stanbic IBTC’s N15.36 billion dividend payout for 2018


Shareholders of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc yesterday approved a dividend payment of N15.36 billion for the 2018 financial year.

The dividend declaration translates to N1.50 for every ordinary share of 50 kobo held by the company’s shareholders whose names appeared on the register of members at the close of business on May 20th, 2019.

The announcement was made during the company’s 7th Annual General Meeting which held in Lagos on Wednesday. During the meeting, some key details of the company’s full-year 2018 financial results were discussed.

Note that the payment date for the dividends was fixed for Thursday, June 20th, 2019.

Breakdown of the results: The Chairman, Mr Basil Omiyi, who presided over the meeting, noted that the company witnessed significant improvement in its key performance indicators as can be seen below:

Total Assets grew by 20% from N1.386 trillion in 2017 to N1.664 trillion in 2018.
Gross Earnings surged by 5% to N222.360 billion up from N212.434 billion the year before.
Profit After Tax rose astronomically by 54%, leaping from N48.381 billion recorded in 2017 to N78.440 billion in 2018.

Stanbic IBTC Dividend 2018

Reasons for Improvements: Mr Omiyi affirmed that the Stanbic IBTC Holding’s commitment to creating investments for its shareholders impacted positively on the bottom line.

He specifically identified the following major growth lines in total assets to be key factors that impacted the group’s performance:

Investment of N83.36 billion in financial securities.
Cash and cash equivalents of N54.43 billion
Pledged assets of N99.30 billion
Loans and Advances of N60.63 billion for 2018, altogether closing at N432.71 billion

CEO Allays Fear of NPL: Yinka Sanni, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, said shareholders should not worry about the bank’s loans because the loans are performing well.

He gave the assurance in response to a shareholder who warned that the board should be wary of the bank’s increasing loan portfolio in order to avoid any incident of writing off debts if loans went bad.

The CEO acknowledged that there was a rise in the group’s penalties and fine owing to the N1.886 billion fine the Central Bank of Nigeria levied on it for the irregular Certificates of Capital Importation issued to MTN Nigeria Communications Plc between 2007 and 2015. He promised that a similar incident would not repeat itself.

It should be noted that the group’s Non-Performing Loans nosedived from 8.6% in 2017 to 3.97% in 2018.

Stanbic IBTC Holdings’s shares traded at N41.9 per share on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Previous articleNigeria’s mobility startup raises $7m to scale moto-taxi transportation in Africa
Next articleScaling Up Your Business Now Made Easy with Diamond Business Advantage (DBA)
Samson Gbenga Salau [Editorial Board Adviser] Gbenga Samuel Salau is a professional journalist with over 17 years experience in journalism, he is a graduate of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan. On completion of his youth service, he joined The Guardian as a freelance journalist and was later absorbed as a staff. While in the University, he was a campus journalist reporting for the Independence Hall and Faculty of Arts Press Clubs. As a campus journalist, he won the following awards; Independence Hall Press Best News writer; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best News Reporter/Writer; First Runner-up, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism; Association of Faculty of Arts Students’ Press Best Reporter; University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Political Writer; Winner, Reuben Abati Award for Investigative Journalism, and University of Ibadan Union of Campus Journalists’ Best Interviewer. He served the Association of Communication and Language Arts Students, as the Public Relation Officer, the same year he was appointed the News Editor of the Association of Faculty of Arts Students Press. The following session, he was made the General Editor, and a member of the 13-man University of Ibadan Students’ Union Transition Committee. As a reporter in The Guardian, in 2014, he won the Promasidor Quill Award Best Report on Nutrition and DAME Business Reporting category. In the 2015 edition of the Promasidor Quill Award, he won the best Report on Nutrition and Brand Advocate Categories, while in 2016, he won the NMMA Print Journalist of the Year, first runner-up Golden Pen Reporter of the Year and SERAs CSR Awards. Gbenga Salau loves traveling, reading, and listening to songs with good lyrics no matter the genre.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.