Ferrexpo announces interim dividends of $0.132 per share
The board of directors of Ferrexpo on January 5 announced special interim dividends of $0.132 per share, bringing the total amount of dividends already declared for the 2020 fiscal year (FY) to $0.33, from $0.198 in the 2019 fiscal year.
"The special interim dividend announced today reflects the strong operational and financial performance of the group in 2020, and strong balance sheet," the company said in a statement on the stock exchange.
"To date, total dividends declared in respect of the 2020 financial year amount to 33 U.S. cents (FY2019: 19.8 cents). The board of Ferrexpo will consider the final dividend for the 2020 financial year ahead of the group's full year results announcement on March 17, 2021," the report says.
"The special interim dividend announced today will be paid on January 28, 2021 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on January 15, 2021. It will be paid in UK Pounds Sterling, with an election to receive in U.S. Dollars," it stated.
Ferrexpo is an iron ore company with assets in Ukraine. In the first half of 2020, Ferrexpo received $249.91 million in net profit, which is 7.6% less than in the first half of 2019, and its revenue decreased by 1.4%, to $775.83 million with an increase in production and sales of pellets by 5% and 22% respectively.