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.
ASB pay 8.75% in dividend and bonus for financial end 2010. This comprise of 7.5 sen dividend and 1.25 sen bonus. In the same period, a total of 7.0 million peoples subscribe to ASB with total fund size of more than RM82.7 billion. At this size, ASB is the biggest funds that manage by ASNB.
In summary, ASB invest 80% of the total funds size in Malaysia Stock Market. The remaining is in cash or other income instrument.
The following table show 20 largest stock portfolio held ASB, unitholder distribution and investment income for financial end of 31st December 2010.
Pelaburan Hartanah Bhd (PHB), has announced its first interim dividend of 2.17 sen per unit for Amanah Hartanah Bumiputera Unit Trust Fund (AHB) for the period ending 31st March 2011.
The income distribution is for the period of 4 months. If the subsequent dividend payment is at similar rate, it would translate to 6.51 percent return per year. The figure is comparable with funds managed by Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad.
The dividend will involved a total payment of RM19 million. It is tax-exempted and will be credited into the unit holders’ accounts on 18th April 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.
Economists predict that Employees Provident Fund (EPF) dividend payment to ease to around 4 to 5 percent for 2011 from 5.8 percent in 2010. Among the economists that expect this are from Malaysia Rating Corp Bhd (MARC), RAM Holdings Group and Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd.
For the past 10 years, EPF’s dividend ranged from 4.25 to 5.8 percent with an average of 5 percent. For previous year dividend, kindly refer to “Historical EPF Dividend Rate” page.
The reasons for lower dividend payments are,