Unaudited and Unreviewed Interim Results and Dividend Declaration for the 6 months ended 30 September 2023
ARGENT INDUSTRIAL LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1993/002054/06)
Share code: ART
("Argent" or "the company")
UNAUDITED AND UNREVIEWED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED RESULTS AND DIVIDEND
DECLARATION FOR THE 6 MONTHS ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2023
SUMMARISED GROUP FINANCIAL 30 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2022 % change
Revenue R 000 1,307,477 1,203,401 8.6%
EBITDA R 000 199,065 170,044 17.1%
Operating profit R 000 172,540 142,899 20.7%
Profit for the period R 000 129,603 103,618 25.1%
Statement of financial position
Total assets R 000 2,291,832 1,939,845 18.1%
Total liabilities R 000 671,398 574,621 16.8%
Total shareholders' funds R 000 1,620,434 1,365,224 18.7%
Net asset value per share cents 2,879.2 2,438.0 18.1%
Shares in issue
At end of period excluding treasury 000 55,420 55,298 0.2%
Weighted average 000 55,571 55,684 -0.2%
Diluted weighted average 000 55,571 55,684 -0.2%
Earnings and dividends per share
Basic earnings per share cents 224.2 182.7 22.7%
Diluted earnings per share cents 224.2 182.7 22.7%
Headline earnings per share cents 222.7 181.2 22.9%
Diluted headline earnings per share cents 222.7 181.2 22.9%
Dividends per share cents 55.0 45.0 22.2%
The directors of the company have declared and approved an interim gross dividend of 55 cents per
share for the six-month period ended 30 September 2023 from income reserves.
The following dates will apply to the abovementioned interim dividend:
Publication of declaration data: Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Last day to trade cum dividend: Monday, 11 December 2023
Trading ex-dividend commences: Tuesday, 12 December 2023
Record date: Thursday, 14 December 2023
Dividend payment date: Monday, 18 December 2023
Share certificates may not be dematerialised or re-materialised between Tuesday, 12 December 2023
and Thursday, 14 December 2023, both days inclusive.
In determining the dividends tax of 20% to be withheld in terms of the Income Tax Act (No 58 of 1962),
those shareholders who are not exempt from the dividend tax will therefore receive a dividend of
44 cents per share net of dividend tax. The company has 55 420 340 ordinary shares in issue as at
21 November 2023 and its income tax reference number is 9096/002/71/3.
Ordinary shareholders who hold dematerialised shares will have their accounts at their CSDP or broker
credited/updated on Monday, 18 December 2023.
SHORT FORM ANNOUNCEMENT
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21 November 2023
Date: 21-11-2023 10:30:00
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