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Unique Hotel's EPS jumps 270pc as pandemic wanes

FE REPORT | January 26, 2023 00:00:00

Unique Hotel & Resorts has reported a robust growth in its earnings per share (EPS) for October-December (Q2), FY23 compared to the same quarter of the previous year.

The EPS rose 270 per cent to Tk 1 for the quarter from Tk 0.27 a year ago.

In a disclosure, the company said its EPS rose on the back of an increase in revenue earnings.

For the six months through December 2022, the company's EPS rose 463 per cent year-on-year to Tk 1.52.

It has also seen a steep growth in the operating cash flow per share for July-December, FY23, compared to the same period of the previous year. The NOCFPS jumped to Tk 2.24 for July-December, FY23, up from Tk 0.47 for July-December, FY22.

According to a disclosure, the NOCFPS increased due to a rise in revenue and improvement of COVID-19 situation.

The company's share had big swings between September and November, 2022. The stock closed at Tk 74.90 on September 29, at Tk 55.90 on October 24, and at Tk 72.60 on November 3 this year.

The share price closed at Tk 68 each on Wednesday.

The sponsor-directors hold 46.03 per cent shares, institutes 24.63 per cent, foreigners 0.64 per cent and general investors 28.70 per cent, according to data until the end of 2022.

The company distributed 15 per cent cash dividend for the FY22, 10 per cent for FY21, 10 per cent for the FY20 and 20 per cent for the FY19.

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