50c dividend for Berger

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The board of Berger Paints Jamaica approved a Special Dividend of Twenty Cents and a final of Thirty Cents per ordinary stock unit to be recommended to shareholders at the 2017 annual general meeting.
The payment is expected to be on August 4, to shareholders on the Company’s register at the close of business July 21, 2017. The ex-dividend date is set for July 19.
The proposed payment is exactly in line with IC Insider.com’s forecast. IC Insider forecasted earnings of $1.30 per share for 2016 and $1.90 for 2018 and suggested that the results equated to dividend of approximately 50 cents per share for 2016 and around 70 cents for 2018.
In 2016, the company made net profit of $122 million compared to $67 million in 2015 and earnings per stock unit 57 cents in 2016 and 31 cents in 2015. A dividend of 20 cents per share amounting to $42.86 million and representing 35 percent of profit for the year ended March 2016 was paid on July 14, 2016 and a dividend of 12 cents per share amounting to $25.7 million or 38.35 percent of 2015 profit was paid in 2015.
The stock traded on the main market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange at $16.51.

$1.5B for NCB Group shareholders

NCBFG paying 60C in dividend in May.


NCB Financial Group approved an interim dividend of 60 cents per ordinary stock unit at its board of directors meeting on April 27. The dividend will result in a total payment of $1.48 billion.
The dividend is payable on May 29, 2017 to stockholders on record as at May 12, 2017. In 2016, NCB paid a dividend in December of 90 cents per share, that brought the full year payment to $2.40 for a pay-out of 38 percent of profit. In January this year, a dividend of 60 cent was paid to shareholders. On May 27, last year, an interim dividend of 50 cents per share was paid to the group’s shareholders. This year’s payments come against a 58 percent jump in profit over the prior year to March to $9.5 billion.
In trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the group’s stock traded at $63.75 and at TT$3.99 on the Trinidad Stock Market.

Dolphin Cove another 2017 dividend

Dolphin Cove shareholders are in for another early 2017 dividend, as the company’s directors at a meeting held on April 25, approved an interim dividend of Twenty Cents per share payable on Tuesday, May 30, to shareholders on record on May 10.
The upcoming payment brings the payment for 2017 to 40 cents as the company paid an interim dividend of 20 cents per share on April 4, 2017. Based on the latest proposed payment, the stock will trade ex-dividend on May 8.
The company paid dividends of 20 cents per stock unit in May, August and November last year. The stock last traded at $20.08 on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and is up from $15.50 at the start of 2017.

Dividend consideration for Berger

The audited financial statements for Berger Paints Jamaica will be considered at a meeting of the company’s Board of Directors at a meeting scheduled for Friday, April 28.
The board is expected to approve the audited statements for the year ended March 31 and to consider payment of a Dividend.
In 2016 the company made net profit of $122 million compared to $67 million in 2015 and earnings per stock unit 57 cents in 2016 and 31 cents in 2015. A dividend of 20 cents per share amounting to $42.86 million and representing 35 percent of profit for the year ended March 2016 was paid on July 14, 2016 and a dividend of 12 cents per share amounting to $25.7 million or 38.35 percent of 2015 profit was paid in 2015. IC Insider.com forecast is for earnings of $1.30 per share for 2016 and $1.90 for 2018 that should result in dividend of approximately 50 cents per share for 2016 and around 70 cents for 2018.

$190m JSE dividends for 2016

The Jamaica Stock Exchange announced the payment a final dividend for 2016 of 3.56 cents per share in May, bringing the for 2016 profits and $190.2 million, Mrs. Marlene Street-Forrest, newly promoted Managing Director of Stock Exchange informed IC Insider.com.
In 2015 we paid $140.2 million, representing 80 percent of consolidated profit and $190.2 million of the 2016 profits a total of 85 percent of group profits Street-Forrest stated. The payments over the last two years is in contrast with the stated dividend policy is no less 20 percent of profits to be paid in each year.
The payment was approved at a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors held on April 25 and is payable on May 31, 2017 to shareholders of record on May 11. The stock will start trading ex-dividend on May 9, 2017.
Last year, the JSE paid a dividend of 12.96 cents per share in December and a dividend of 53 cents per share, on May 6, 2016 based on number of shares in issue at the time. The JSE later in the year split their issued shares into 5 for each one.
The JSE will need to enjoy another big break in 2017, if they are to beat the results of $224 million made in 2016 from revenues of $921 million. In the first quarter of 2016, the JSE earned one off income estimated by IC Insider.com around $110 million from the sales of the Desnoes and Geddes shares to Heineken after the latter acquired majority shares in the local company.

Jamaican Teas ex split Thursday

Shareholders of Jamaican Teas will consider a 2 for 1 stock split at their Annual General Meeting scheduled for tomorrow April 12, to be held at the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Kingston.
The resolution which will be considered will see a recommendation being put forth, for the authorized shares to be increased to 1 billion units from 500 million units.
The issued shares will move from 337,416,730 units at the end of September last year, to 678,833,460 shares of no par value. Subsequent to the 2016 year end, directors exercised the option to acquire 2 million new shares under a share option plan, thus increasing the number of issued shares prior to the record date of April 19. The stock is slated to start trading ex-split on Thursday April 13. in 2016, the company also approved a 2 for 1 stock split as well.
The shares traded on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market at $7.75 on Tuesday.

NCB scores a first for Jamaican companies

For the time ever, a company listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange has provided investors with a time table for release of important information.
NCB Financial Group recently advised the Jamaica Stock Exchange and the Trinidad Exchange, that of the dates on which NCBFG’s Board of Directors intends to consider the payment of interim dividends to stockholders in 2017. By extension the dates also signifies the dates of release of the quarterly results. Historically, the dates of dividend announcements have usually been the same dates on which their interim results are released.
For the rest of 2017 the group states that the dates for release of announcements will be April 27, 2017July 27, 2017 and November 9, 2017. The announcement is an enhancement of good corporate governance and good investor relations.

Sagicor Group ups dividend

Sagicor Group Kingston head quarters.

Shareholders of Sagicor Group Jamaica are set to enjoyed an increase in the dividend for 2017 as the group has just announced an increase of 4 cents over the amount paid for the similar period in 2016.
The group in declaring the first dividend of 2016 has set a later date for payment than in 2016 with the a payment of Seventy Cents per share, payable on May 5, to shareholders on record as at April 24. The ex-dividend date will be April 20.
Last year Sagicor paid an interim dividend of sixty-six cents per share on April 19 and on November 25, 2016 an interim dividend of Forty-five Cents was paid, for a total for the year of one dollar and one cent or just under 35 percent of the profits.
Last year the company reported profit attributable to stockholders of $11.26 billion up 15 percent from the $9.79 billion earned in 2015, with earnings per share ending at $2.90 for 2016. Total revenue for 2016 amounted to $59.7 billion up from $55 billion in 2015.
The company’s shares closed trading on the Jamaica Stock Exchange on Thursday at $34, and is up from $23.10 at the same time last year, for a gain of 47 percent, just below the movement in the all Jamaica index of 47.5 percent, over the similar period.

2 for 1 stock Kingston Properties stock split

Gary Sinclair chairman of Kingston Properties

Shareholders of (KPREIT) will see the number of shares owned doubling when they voted to split the existing shares into two units at the Annual General Meeting scheduled for May 16, 2017.
The company’s Board of Directors took the decision on March 31, to recommend to the shareholders of that each of the 500,000,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company be subdivided into two ordinary shares each thereby making a total share capital 1,000,000,000 ordinary shares.
On March 6, the directors reported to the Jamaica Stock Exchange that they would be recommending a stock split to shareholders. The stock traded before the announcement at $11 moved up after to a record $16.35 on March 16 and remain sat that price on April 3.
The directors at the same meeting approved a dividend to shareholders on record as at April 18 in the amount of US$0.00124 per unit. The payment date is May 9 and the X-dividend date is April 12.

Dolphin Cove late dividend

Dolphin Cove.

The Board of Directors of Dolphin Cove is just announcing that they declared an interim dividend of 20 cents per share that is payable on April 4, 2017.
The only problem is that the public was not made aware of it until late on Monday when it was posted on the stock exchange website. Investors in the stock would not have benefited from the announcement as the record date has long gone from March 16, 2017. The ex-dividend date was March 14, 2017.
The company paid dividends of 20 cents per stock unit in May, August and November last year. The stock last traded at $18 on the junior market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and is up from $15.50 at the start of 2017.