Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), recently announced 5.50 sen dividend per unit for Amanah Saham Nasional 2 (ASN 2) for the financial year ended 30 June 2011. For previous year dividend, refer to “Historical ASN2 Dividend Rate” page.

The figure is 0.3 sen higher when compared with the dividend of 5.20 sen per unit in 2010. Based on the net asset value (NAV) growth of ASN 2 from RM1.0267 per unit on 30 June 2010 to RM1.2246 per unit on 23 June 2011, the total returns for the fund is 19.27%.

The dividend involve a total payment of RM10.8 million and would benefit 8,832 unit holders who collectively owned 196 million units of ASN 2.

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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 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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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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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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