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Dnipropetrovs’k Arrow Plant increased its net profit by 52% and will pay UAH 440 in dividends per share

24 February , 2024  

According to preliminary data, Dnipro Arrow Plant JSC (DnSZ, Dnipro) ended 2023 with a net profit of UAH 510.86 million, up 52% year-on-year in 2022.

According to the information published in the NSSMC’s information disclosure system on the agenda of the general meeting of shareholders of DnSZ on March 25, retained earnings at the beginning of this year amounted to UAH 1 billion 682 million, compared to UAH 1 billion 810 million a year earlier. Net income per ordinary share (par value UAH 10.5) amounted to UAH 2 (UAH 1.32 a year earlier).

The agenda of the meeting includes the issue of distribution of the net profit: according to the draft decision, UAH 112.006 million (or about 22% of the profit) is to be allocated to the dividend fund at the rate of UAH 440 per share, while the remaining profit of UAH 398.08 million is to be left undistributed.

As reported, based on the results of its activities in 2022, SESP allocated UAH 140.008 million, or 42% of the net profit at the rate of UAH 550 per share, leaving UAH 195.78 million undistributed.

At the same time, the planned shareholders’ meeting on March 25 intends to amend the distribution of profits for 2022, stipulating that UAH 101.82 million of retained earnings (UAH 195.78 million) will be allocated to the dividend fund to pay UAH 400 per share, and UAH 93.96 million will be left undistributed.

According to the publication, the shareholders at the meeting, in particular, intend to rename the company into Dnipro Switch Plant JSC (instead of Dnipropetrovs’k) and amend its internal regulations.

According to DnSZ, in 2023, its current liabilities increased by 89% to UAH 344.79 million, while its long-term liabilities increased by 73.8% to UAH 170.05 million.

Total accounts receivable for the year increased by 92% to UAH 427.96 million, inventories by 24% to UAH 484.65 million, and total assets by 27% to UAH 2 billion 656 million. DnSZ produces various types of turnouts for mainline and industrial transport and subways.

According to the NSSMC, as of the third quarter of 2023, 20.154% of DnSZ shares are owned by Johnen Capital Limited (Cyprus), 5% are owned by Dnipro City Council member Zahid Krasnov, his sons Ruslan and Artem own 10% and 11.228% of shares, respectively, and another 18.2959% are owned by Israeli citizen Victoria Korban (sister of businessman Gennadiy Korban – IF).

Among the shareholders who own more than 5% of the shares of DnSZ JSC are also the chairman of the board Sergiy Taranenko (almost 10%), Iryna Taranenko (8.658%), and CFO Valeriy Kryachko (7.3%).

As reported, in 2022, the plant slightly reduced its net profit by 2021 to UAH 335.8 million, while net income fell by a third to UAH 1 billion.

In the first half of 2023, the plant reduced its net profit by 13.7% compared to the same period in 2022 to UAH 72.48 million, while net income increased by 47.6% to UAH 564.6 million.

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