Electricity Generating Public Company Limited or EGCO Group approved the interim dividend payment of THB 3.25 per share from the first-half performance of 2023. The company has capability to consistently pay dividend because of its solid business fundamental based on strong cash flow.
Mr. Thepparat Theppitak, EGCO Group’s President, said that to confirm the company’s commitment to regular dividend payment policy, the Board of Directors approved the interim dividend payment for the first six-month operating results of 2023 at THB 3.25 per share totaling THB 1,711 million, which is similar to the same period last year. The record date to entitle rightful shareholders who may receive the dividend will be on 15 September 2023, and the payment date will be on 28 September 2023.
EGCO Group’s capability to pay interim dividends was contributed by its outstanding
performance in the first six months of 2023. The company posted THB 30,718 million gross income, a 7% increase year on year and THB 3,482 million net profit, a 4% increase year on year. For the first half-year period, EGCO Group had continued to maintain high efficiency of all power plant portfolio and fuel cost management at all power plants, especially the big ones in Thailand and overseas, enabling the company to generate more income from sales of electricity. In addition, the company has ensured that all projects under construction have continued as planned, enabling the company to generate more income in the future.
For the second half of 2023, EGCO Group expected to benefit from income recognition from new investment projects, hydropower plants in Lao PDR, RISEC Power Plant in the USA and Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan which has gradually started to transmit electricity to the grid once the wind turbine generators are completely installed. We will also recognize income from the Extension of Petroleum Pipeline System in Northeastern Project (TPN) which is expected to commence its commercial operation within Q3/2023.
“EGCO Group is strongly committed to consistent dividend payment to shareholders as a dividend stock with continuous yield. With over 31 years experience in the power and energy industry, EGCO Group is driving business growth in line with the energy industry’s transition towards clean energy. The company, therefore, sets a new goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050 to promote low carbon society together with to sustainably create values for shareholders,” said Mr. Thepparat.
About EGCO Group
EGCO Group has currently a total equity capacity of 6,317 MWe (including both power plants that already started commercial operations, and projects under construction). Total equity capacity from renewable energy is as high as 1,363 MWe (or 22% of the total power capacity), which includes biomass, hydropower, solar power, wind power, fuel cells, and battery storage. Its power plants and other projects are located in eight countries, namely Thailand, Laos PDR, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan and USA. In addition, its energy-related businesses include the Extension of Petroleum Pipeline System in Northeastern Project (TPN), “EGCO Rayong” Industrial Estate Development Project, the license to source and supply natural gas in Thailand, the “Peer Power” financial technology company, the “Innopower” innovation research and development company. EGCO Group has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for three consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.egco.com and our official facebook page at www.facebook.com/EGCOGroup.