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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ASB Stock Market Portfolio & Unitholder Distributions for 2010


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.

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Comparison Between Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), 2011


Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) becoming popular in Malaysia due to high dividend yield paid by the management company. Currently, there are 14 REITs approved by Security Commission (SC) and listed in Bursa Malaysia.

The main advantage of (REIT) when compare with actual property investment is the investors earn better liquidity and cash flow.

How do they performed? The table below shows the comparison between the 14 REIT available in Malaysia in terms of Market Capitalization, Earnings per Share (EPS) and Dividend Yield for the past 1 year.

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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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ASM Unitholders Get 6.38 sen Dividend for 2011


On 17th March 2010, Amanah Saham Nasional Bhd (ASNB) announced 6.38 sen dividend per unit of Amanah Saham Malaysia (ASM) for the financial year ended 31st March 2011. It was 0.08 sen higher than 2010 dividend. The highest dividend given was 7.8 sen in 2001. Refer to “Historical ASM Dividend Rate” page for previous year dividend.

ASM had a capacity to distribute 7.7 sen per unit but the board of directors decided to give the only 6.38 sen per unit. The balance will be carried forward to next year.

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