Red Sea Housing records highest net profit in past 3 years, amounting SR120.42m for 2012
- Saudi Arabia: Sunday, January 20 - 2013 at 13:53
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Red Sea Housing Services has announced its interim financial results for the period ending September 30, 2012, marking an increase of 201% in the company's Net Income for the fourth quarter of 2012, reaching SR32.87m compared to SR10.89m in the corresponding period of 2011.
During the twelve months of 2012, Red Sea Housing Services recorded a Net Income of SR120.42m, which is the highest in the past 3 years, reflecting a growth rate of 54.60% from SR77.89m during the same period in 2011 due to the significant increase in Revenues reaching to SR864.84, which is the 2nd highest Revenue achieved in the company's history.
Earnings per Share for the twelve-month period reached SR3.01 compared to SR1.94 for the corresponding period in 2011. Another highlight in the report is the 57.23% increase in Operating Income for the twelve months of 2012, growing from SR85.31m during the same period in 2011 to SR134.14m While it recorded an increase of 205.99% in Operating Profit to SR37.27m during the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to SR12.18m same period of 2011, These strong results have positively contributed to the company's Gross Profit, which grew by 49.38% during last year of 2012 to hit SR221.37m over SR148.19m during the same period in 2011.
Gross Profit of the fourth quarter of 2012 reached SR61.41m compared to SR21.63m in 2011, an increase of 183.91%. Accordingly, the Board of Directors of Red Sea Housing Services Company recommended the distribution of SR60m as cash dividends for 2012, or SR1.5 per share, which represents 15% of the company's share capital.
"The decision of distributing dividends comes in line with the efforts of the Board of Directors in order to enhance shareholder returns. This decision was originated subsequent to the strong financial results of Year 2012, which will be implemented immediately after completing and the necessary procedures and acquiring approvals from relevant official bodies. Dividends distribution will be given to registered shareholders during the upcoming general assembly, which will be announced in due course," said Mohammed Othman Mallawi, Investor Relations Manager, Red Sea Housing Services.
"The Year 2012 has seen remarkable financial results, which reflect our commitment to the growth strategy of Red Sea Housing Services to reinforce our presence across local markets and access new promising markets, which will enable us to help satisfy the housing needs of the country by leveraging the huge growth potential and strong investment prospects," he added.
"We will remain steadfast in our efforts to expand our activities across local, regional and international housing markets. We are expecting to witness a qualitative leap and a recognised advantage of the various industrial projects that will commence during the current year, especially in the western region due to the government support for all industries especially the oil sector, the mining and industrial sectors as well," concluded Mallawi.
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