ASD Unitholders Get 6.5 sen Dividend for 2011


Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) announced dividend of 6.50 sen per unit for Amanah Saham Didik (ASD) for the financial year ending 30th June 2011. The payout for 2010 was 6.35 sen per unit. Browse “Historical Amanah Saham Didik (ASD) Dividend Rate” for previous dividend rate since 2001.

The dividend would involve a total payment of RM256.73 million, an increase of 25.19 per cent compare to last year. It will benefit a total of 344,655 unitholders who collectively owned 3.99 billion units of the ASD.

As of 9th June 2011,  ASD has recorded a gross income of RM332.94 million. Profit from the sale of shares contributed RM180.23 million or 54.13 per cent and dividend income from investee companies contributed RM113.63 million or 34.13 per cent.

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ASG Unitholders Get Higher Dividend for 2011


Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), announced higher dividend rates for all the three funds under Amanah Saham Gemilang (ASG), ASG-Pendidikan, ASG-Kesihatan and ASG-Persaraan for the financial year ended 31st March 2011.

Unitholders of ASG-Pendidikan will receive an income distribution of 5.60 sen per unit, ASG-Kesihatan will receive 6.10 sen per unit, and ASG-Persaraan will receive 5.10 sen per unit. Kindly refer to “Historical ASG Dividend Rate” for previous years dividend.

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ASW2020 Stock Market Portfolio & Unitholder Distributions for 2010


For financial end of 31st August 2010, ASW 2020 declared 6.35 sen dividend to the unitholders. In the same period,  892,670  peoples subscribe to ASW 2020 up from 872,599 in 2009. The total fund size was RM13.1 billion up from RM11 billion in 2009. At the time of writing,  ASW 2020 is fully subscribed with total fund size of RM14 billion.

In summary, ASW 2020  invest 64.85 percent of the total funds size in Malaysia Stock Market up from 59.71 percent in 2009. The remaining was invested in money market and others.

The following table show 20 largest stock portfolio held ASW 2020, unitholder distribution and investment income for financial end of 31st August 2010.

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ASNB Announced ASG Dividends for 2010


Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) has maintained the rates of income distribution for all three Amanah Saham Gemilang (ASG) funds for the financial year ending March 31, 2010.

ASG-Pendidikan investors will receive 5.5 sen per unit while ASG-Kesihatan and ASG-Persaraan unitholders 6.0 sen and 5.0 sen per unit respectively.

Based on the net asset value (NAV) on March 23, the income distribution translated to a yield of 5.81 per cent for ASG-Pendidikan, 6.12 per cent for ASG-Kesihatan and 5.05 per cent for ASG-Persaraan.

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Comparison Between Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad Funds


Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). At the time of writing, ASNB managed nine funds. The latest fund is Amanah Saham 1Malaysia which was launched in August 2009.

If you intend to invest in ASNB funds and find it difficult which fund to choose, you may look at the comparison tables below for a quick comparison. Table 1 is showing fixed price funds while table 2 is showing variable price funds. Bear in mind that ASG consists of 3 different funds, namely ASG-Pendidikan, ASG-Kesihatan and ASG-Persaraan.

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