CMA approves Saudi Ceramic Co's capital increase request

The Capital Market Authority has approved the company's request to increase capital by $53.3mln by issuing bonus shares

  
Saudi traders monitor stock information at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia August 25, 2020.

Saudi traders monitor stock information at the Saudi stock market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia August 25, 2020.

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Saudi Arabia’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) has approved Saudi Ceramic Company’s request to increase its capital to SAR 800 million ($233 million).

The Riyadh-based company requested to increase capital from SAR 600 million by issuing one bonus share for every three existing shares.

The increase will be paid by transferring SAR 200 million from the retained earnings account of the company’s capital.

This will increase outstanding shares from 60 million to 80 million, the company said in a statement to the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul).

The company posted a net profit of SAR 70.5 million in 2020 up from SAR 2.47 million in 2019, which was attributed to higher revenue due to increased sales.

(Writing by Imogen Lillywhite; editing by Daniel Luiz)

(imogen.lillywhite@refinitiv.com)

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