Dividend Policy & Payment
The Company has a policy to pay dividends to the shareholders at the rate of not less than 40% of the net profit after corporate income tax and accumulated loss brought forward (if any) from the separate financial statements. However, the Board of Directors may set the rate of dividend payout less than the one mentioned above depending on the operating performance, financial position, liquidity and the need to expand its operations as well as the working capital requirements.
The subsidiaries have policies to pay dividends to the shareholders at the rate of not less than 20% of the net profit after corporate income tax of their financial statements depending on the investment plan and the expanding of the business of the subsidiaries well as other necessity and propriety.
Table: The comparison of dividend payment over the past 5 years was as follows.
|Dividend Per Share (Baht)||0.42||0.55||0.42||0.34||0.32|
|Earnings Per Share (Consolidation Account) (Baht)||0.30||0.31||0.41||0.48||0.35|
|Dividend Payout Ratio (%)||141||175||102||71||86|