Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc has posted profit after tax (PAT) of N7, 780,519 for the year ended December 31,2020.
The figure is 40 per cent better than the N5, 049,637 tally of 2019. On account of the impressive scorecard amid the CCOVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors has approved a N7 dividend for every 50k ordinary share payable from May 26,2021 to shareholders whose names appear on the register of members at the close of business on Thursday, May 13,2021.
According to the audited financial report, the firm’s equity and liabilities (assets) rose from N43, 595,792 in 2019 to N55, 011,848 during the year under review.
A further breakdown showed profit before tax (PBT) of N8, 845,550 and tax charge of N1, 065,031 for 2020 as against the N7, 523,187 PBT and N2, 473,550 taxation recorded the preceding the year.
Moreover, total revenue for the year increased significantly to N23.4 billion compared to the N18.9 billion achieved in 2019.
Addressing the company’s 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lagos, the Chairman, Gbenga Oyebode, admitted that the novel coronavirus impacted businesses and the global economy adversely, but was happy that the organisation was able to pull through and still attain sound results.