Monday, December 31, 2012

Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN) pays 6.30 sen dividend in 2012

Dividend and bonus for ASB in 2012 has been announced at 8.90 sen per unit. How about ASN?

All seem rosy for unit holders of this government-controlled Trust Fund this year, as ASN pays 6.30 sen for each unit as at 31st December 2012. Unit holders will be able to update their ASN accounts beginning 2 January 2013 at any ASNB offices or ASNB agents nationwide.

Historical dividend for the past 12 years is as follow:

2000    - 8.00
2001    - 5.00
2002    - 5.00
2003    - 5.30
2004    - 5.60
2005    - 5.50
2006    - 5.50
2007    - 6.25
2008    - 5.50
2009    - 5.20
2010    - 6.00
2011    - 6.05
2012  -  6.30

The dividend from 1991 onwards are not fixed (unlike ASB) and the actual return maybe higher or lower as reflected by its Net Assets Value (NAV). There are elements of capital appreciation or depreciation. Taking the NAV into account, the actual return for the past 5 years are:

Source: Laportan Interim ASNB bagi tempoh berakhir 20 Jun 2012

2007      -     28.03%
2008      -  (-34.04)%
2009      -    43.41%
2010      -    18.73%
2011      -      5.33%
2012     -    ?

Highest payout for the last 12 years!

Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad (ASNB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PNB has announced an income distribution of 6.30 sen per unit for Sekim Amanah Saham Nasional (ASN) for the financial year ended 31 December 2012.

This is an increase of 0.25 sen per unit compared to the dividend paid out last year (2011: 6.05 sen per unit). In fact, this is the highest payout for the past 12 years since 2001 until 2012 (2001 to 2011 : around 5.00 sen per unit to 6.25 sen per unit).

The income distribution portion will involve a total payout of RM92.18 million compared to RM89.5 million paid in 2011.

The income distribution is calculated based on the units held on the last day of the ASN financial year ended 31 December 2012. The income distribution payment will be re-invested into additional units of ASN and will be automatically credited into the unit holders' accounts based on the net asset value of ASN as at 31 December 2012.

All transactions for ASN at the ASNB headquarters, ASNB offices and agents have been suspended beginning 26 December 2012 until 1 January 2013 to facilitate the calculation of income distribution.

Source: ASNB


LifeRamblings said...

glad i made this investment. the dividends are so much higher than the current fixed deposit rates.

Happy 2013!

Angie said...

thanks for sharing this information. It is good to know though I only invest on ASB of which the yields looks quite good compared to previous years. May it continue to yield good dividends in the years ahead and not only because may election sudah hehehe..

Happy New Year to you and family.

tehr said...

hujung tahun macam ni
memang senyum lebar orang yang banyak melabur