Aradel Holdings Shareholders Approve N170 Final Dividend at AGM

June 10, 2024
Aradel Holdings 29th AGM

By Aduragbemi Omiyale

The N170 per share final dividend proposed by the board of Aradel Holdings Plc has been approved by shareholders at the 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos.

The foremost integrated energy firm held its yearly shareholders’ gathering and some resolutions brought by the board were authorised.

Aradel Holdings trades its securities at the NASD Over-the-Counter (OTC) Securities Exchange and a unit of its stock sells above N4,500.

In the 2023 financial year, the company posted a revenue growth of 234.5 per cent at N221.1 billion versus the N66.1 billion achieved in the previous year, with the post-tax profit rising by 254.9 per cent to N53.7 billion from N15.1 billion.

Addressing shareholders at the AGM, the Chairman of Aradel Holdings, Mr Ladi Jadesimi, said, “In 2023, Aradel Holdings’ performance was characterised by unprecedented growth, underpinned by the sound strategic initiatives we implemented in 2022, in addition to the year’s new initiatives.”

“We increased our overall crude production volumes and enhanced our well delivery performance and potential.

“The Alternative Crude Evacuation (ACE) system completed in 2022 was subsequently optimised further during the year under review, facilitating the safe evacuation of crude with the impact being a significant reduction in crude loss compared to levels experienced in prior years,” he added.

On his part, the chief executive of the organisation, Mr Adegbite Falade, said, “The dogged pursuit of multiple initiatives, guided by the visionary wisdom of a most experienced board, fuelled by an extremely hard-working, passionate and dedicated workforce created mutually assuring outcomes that enabled the outstanding growth in the operational performance seen in 2023.”

“The credibility of our theme Unleashing Growth takes its root firmly from the record 2023 results and the fledgling and sustainable outlook for 2024 and beyond.

“Our published Q1 2024 unaudited accounts provide a clear indication of what lies ahead for Aradel Holdings Plc. Our accounts show, that at both operational and financial levels, our Company is not letting off from where we ended in 2023.

“Crude oil production was 13,250 bbls/day, up by 36% from the average for the FY2023 numbers, Gas production was 36.8 mmscf/d up by 36 per cent from the average FY2023 numbers, and Refined petroleum products was 722 Kltrs/d slightly down by 1.6 per cent from the average FY2023 numbers. In comparison to the same period in 2023, Q1 2024 revenues are up by 90%, and PBT is up by 62 per cent in Functional USD.

“Last week, we witnessed two important milestone events in the exciting journey of our company. The first was on May 29, when we joined the elite rank of companies in Nigeria that attained a N1 trillion market capitalisation as we closed at N4,882 per share at the end of the day’s trading.

“Secondly, on May 31, 2024, we achieved the first oil production from the Omerelu Field upon the successful re-entry of the 2ST Well. These two milestones among others provide a clear indication of the solid foundation and bright future that we see and are relentlessly pursuing,” he added.

Aduragbemi Omiyale

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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