Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex BSC reports profit of BD6.4m for 2012
- Bahrain: Saturday, February 23 - 2013 at 15:31
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Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex BSC (BDFS) reported a net profit attributable to its equity shareholders of BD6.4m for the year ended 31 Dec 2012. This represents an increase of 17.4% over 2011. Total revenue grew by 2.7% for the year 2012 amounting to BD27.5m compared to BD26.8m in 2011.
Investment income of BD2.2m was recorded giving an increase of 8% on prior year. Impairment on investments reduced by 53% amounting to BD0.4m compared to 2011. The investment portfolio at yearend 2012 had a value of BD18.3m, which grew by 36.6% over last year driven mainly by new investments. Return on average equity for the year stood at 17.4%, an increase of 13.7% over 2011. Earnings per share were 65.4 fills, a growth of 18.3% year on year.
The Board of Directors has recommended a cash dividend 50 fils per share (2011: 50 fils) of which 20 fils was distributed in 2012. A bonus ordinary share issue of 10% (2011: 10%), is also recommended to augment the share capital.
Despite the continuing difficulties faced in 2012, our financial results above demonstrate the resilience of Company to return another strong financial performance. 2013 is expected to be a challenging year and the Company remains focused to achieve another exceptional performance.
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