Despite a slower and only marginal improvement in business conditions around the world, to the tune of Dh29 billion in cash dividends for 2020 have been proposed to date by 38 companies listed in the UAE capital markets, according to data released by the listed firms.
Banks are the largest distributors of profits, with eight Emirati banks reported to disburse up to Dh15.13 billion to their stockholders, with 10 banks yet to disclose their recommendations on dividend distributions.
The telecommunications sector comes second with Dh7.63 billion in dividends, excluding the profits proposed by Etisalat board following their declaration that trading in its shares had been stopped.
Other sectors that announced dividend payouts include, transport, real estate, investment, financing, energy, medical services, insurance, transport and construction. — Wam