Fidson Healthcare seeks to boost N20 billion capital by means of share providing  


The shareholders of Fidson Healthcare Plc have accepted a decision which authorizes its administrators to boost N20 billion by means of a share providing programme throughout the annual normal assembly of the corporate that was held on July 4, 2024.

The decision reads, “The Administrators be and are hereby approved to boost further capital of as much as N20,000,000,000 (Twenty billion naira) or such quantity because the Administrators could deem match by means of an allotment of shares to be issued whether or not by means of a public providing, rights situation, strategic allotment, non-public/particular placement of shares or by means of a mix of strategies, topic to phrases and situations to be decided by the Administrators. 

The corporate’s determination represents the most recent in a sequence of initiatives by publicly traded companies to generate capital by means of share-offering applications. 

Pays shareholders N1.38 billion dividends for 2023 

On the Annual Common Assembly, the corporate’s shareholders accepted a proposed dividend of 60 kobos per share, totalling roughly N1.38 billion.  

This represents a 9.1% enhance from the 55 kobos per share distributed for FY 2022 when the corporate disbursed N1.26 billion in dividends. 

The dividend distribution for FY 2023 represents a dividend payout ratio of 38%, as the corporate posted a web earnings of N3.61 billion in 2023. It additionally marks a major appreciation from the 30% dividend payout ratio recorded by the corporate in 2022.    

Fidson’s financials 

In 2023, Fidson posted a web earnings of N3.61 billion, representing a 13.6% decline from the N4.21 billion posted in FY 2022. Through the {financial} yr, the corporate posted a income of N53.1 billion, representing a 31% development from the N40.6 billion income posted in 2022. 

The trajectory continued within the first quarter of 2024, as the corporate posted a pre-tax revenue of N1.55 billion, marking a 23% decline from the N2.02 billion posted in Q1 2023. Nevertheless, the corporate recorded a income of N18.9 billion, representing a 66% year-on-year development from the N11.4 billion income posted in Q1 2023.  

Throughout Q1 2024, Fidson’s present liabilities elevated by 12% to N36.7 billion, from N32.9 billion as of FYE 2023. Its commerce payables appreciated by 53% throughout the quarter, from N5.5 billion as of FYE 2023 to N8.5 billion as of the top of Q1 2024.  

To reinforce its working capital, Fidson Healthcare has been issuing industrial papers as a part of a N25 billion industrial paper issuance programme. In 2024, the corporate issued roughly N12.69 billion in industrial papers, comprising a N1.61 billion issuance at 19.85% for 180 days and an N11.08 billion issuance at 21.46% for 270 days. 

The initiative to boost N20 billion by means of a share providing underscores the corporate’s ongoing efforts to diversify its funding sources.

This transfer comes as companies more and more search financing from non-banking avenues in response to Nigeria’s excessive rates of interest. 


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