Conoil Plc, has reported gross earnings of N145.8 billion for the 2022 financial year.
The amount represents an increase of 5.3 per cent against N138.2 billion in the corresponding period of 2021.
The major oil marketer in a statement at the weekend on its audited results for the year ending December 31, 2022, said despite the massive developmental challenges in the country and the tough operating environment, its Profit Before Tax (PBT) grew by 60.1 per cent to N6.13 billion in 2022 from N3.83 billion in 2021, while Profit After Tax (PAT) increased by 60.1 per cent from N3.08 billion to N4.96 billion in the same period.
With the significant improvement in profitability in the petroleum-marketing subsector, Conoil’s earnings per share rose to N7.14, representing a 60.8 percent increase over the N4.44 earned in 2021.
The company also recorded an increase of 22 per cent in net from N53.98 billion to N65.91 billion.
Thrilled by the impressive all-round performance, shareholders at the company’s 53rd Annual General Meeting at the weekend unanimously approved the proposed final dividend payout of N1.734 billion, which translates to N2.50 per share, for the 2022 financial year.
Conoil had assured the shareholders of its commitment to continue to deliver strong and sustainable performance that would enhance returns to its shareholders.
The Chairman, Conoil Plc, Dr. Mike Adenuga (jnr), in his address to the shareholders at the meeting, said that company remained motivated in creating excellent value for its shareholders, while also ensuring that its share price remained on the rise.
He said, “We have shown a consistent ability to improve our operating margin and grow our volumes across all our locations. We have a great brand portfolio with energized and talented personnel with a reach pan-Nigerian. Our overriding goal is to ensure the continued delivery of excellent services to our customers and ultimately ensuring that our shareholders are
Looking ahead, the Conoil Chairman noted that while there might be challenges posed by the rapidly changing geopolitical and socio-economic environment, Conoil would, however, concentrate on the strategies that have given it the greatest dividend.