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LankaBangla Finance to issue Tk 3.0b bond

The company's Q1 earnings per share shed 73pc

FE Report | May 16, 2018 00:00:00

The board of directors of LankaBangla Finance has approved issuance of subordinated bond of Tk 3.0 billion, said an official disclosure on Tuesday.

The non-bank financial institution is going to issue the subordinated bond to improve the capital base (Tier-II) of the company.

The issuance of the bond is, however, still subject to compliance with relevant laws and regulatory approval like Bangladesh Bank and Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC).

The company also disclosed the first quarter (Q1) earnings results on Tuesday.

As per Q1 financial statement, the company's consolidated earnings per share (EPS) slumped more than 73 per cent to Tk 0.16 for January-March 2018 quarter as against Tk 0.60 for January-March 2017.

The consolidated net operating cash flow per share (NOCFPS) was minus Tk 1.28 for January-March 2018 as against minus Tk 4.39 for January-March 2017. The consolidated net asset value (NAV) per share was Tk 18.45 as on March 31, 2018 and Tk 16.23 as on December 31, 2017.

Following the disappointing quarterly earnings results, the company's share price fell 2.90 per cent to close at Tk 26.80 on Tuesday at Dhaka bourse. It was also the lowest closing price in the last one year. The company's share was traded between Tk 26.50 and Tk 69.70 in last one year.

LankaBangla Finance, which was listed on the Dhaka bourse in 2006, paid 7.50 per cent cash and 7.50 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017. In 2016, the company disbursed 15 per cent cash and 15 per cent stock dividend.

The company's paid-up capital is Tk 5.13 billion, authorised capital is Tk 10 billion and the total number of securities is 513.17 million.

Sponsor-directors own 33.56 per cent stake in the company while institutional investors 22.55 per cent, foreign investors 1.92 per cent and general public 41.97 per cent as on March 31, 2018.


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