United Development Company announces financial results for year 2012
- Qatar: Thursday, February 07 - 2013 at 09:21
- PRESS RELEASE
United Development Company, a leading Qatari public shareholding company, announced another strong performance with reported revenue of QR2.73bn for the year 2012, compared to QR1.91bn in 2011, prompting the company to propose a dividend payment of QR1 per share.
The company, which targets investment and joint venture opportunities in infrastructure, real estate, urban development, utilities, hospitality, retail and other service oriented businesses also reported a gross profit of QR1.08bn, compared to QR783m for the same year. Total assets climbed to QR19.466bn, marking a healthy increase over 2011's reported assets of QR19.056bn.
UDC Chairman Hussein Al Fardan attributed the Company's continued success to Qatar's solid economic position and the expanding opportunities made possible by the stability and growth seen in the country.
"We are fortunate to be operating in a rapidly developing country, and are therefore able to report solid operating results in 2012."
Ebrahim Al-Sulaiti, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, said that the Company's focus in 2012 has been twofold: to attract investors to purchase plots of land available for investment at The Pearl-Qatar and to encourage more retailers to make the Island their primary location.
"The Pearl-Qatar represents a unique investment opportunity for investors and retailers looking to maximize their returns and diversify their investment portfolios," Al-Sulaiti said.
"The overwhelming sales and retail leasing response we've seen in 2012 shows how The Pearl-Qatar has captured investors' imaginations, and its unique positioning makes it an ideal place for local and global retailers looking for the perfect location for their shops.".
He added, "We are on the right track to diversify our revenue stream further in 2013 by launching new precincts in The Pearl-Qatar, attracting new hospitality and retail outlets, selling more plots, improving our margins and, ultimately, increasing profitability."
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