The Africa Prudential Plc, has posted gross earnings of N4.1 billion in 2022 financial year against N3.5 billion in the comparative period of 2021.
Mrs Eniola Fadayomi, the Chairman of the company, said the feat was achieved in spite of the challenging operating environment in 2022.
Fadayomi said the company also recorded a Profit Before Tax PBT, of N2.1 billion during the review period against N2 billion in 2021.
She said that the figure represented a year-on-year increase of eight per cent compared to the previous year.
The chairman said notwithstanding the Central Bank of Nigeria projection of a slower economy growth, the company was well positioned with its brand software portfolio to drive sustainable growth.
Mr Obong Idiong, the Managing Director of the company, said they were working with various regulators to address issues of unclaimed dividends.
Idiong said the company had adopted several approaches to tackle the unclaimed dividends challenge.
He added that the company had engaged the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System, the Central Securities Clearing System and stockbrokers to collate legacy data of investors to tackle the unclaimed dividend scourge.
“We also conducted roadshows in various states across the country, where our representatives are physical present to create awareness and engage investors.
“In addition, we launched media campaigns to engage and connect with shareholders.
“We remain committed to exploring new strategies to provide value and support our shareholders.
”During the year, we achieved a total dividend payout of N200,313,678,173.00 which reflected a 98 per cent payout ratio within the initial four days, surpassing the 94 per cent payout ratio of the previous year.
”Our digital technology services have achieved remarkable revenue growth since their launch in 2019 with an exponential increase of 21.48 per cent from 2019 to 2022.
”In 2022, our digital technology services generated revenue of over N1.3 billion surpassing the one billion naira threshold,” Idiong said.
He said the company’s total assets stood at N19.2 billion, representing a 22 per cent growth over the 2021 financial year of N15.7 billion.