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MENAFN - Arab Times - 30/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab Times) Wait city april 29 (kuna): kuwait petrochemical industries company (pic) tuesday posted kd 353 million in net profits for the fiscal year 2013/2014 ending on 31 march. this is a remarkable leap compared with the expected profits and that of the previous year estimated at kd 197 million and kd 229 million respectively pic's chief executive officer asaad al-saad said in a press conference. he went on to say that this leap has placed pic at the top of the most profit-making non-oil affiliates of the kuwait petroleum corporation. he attributed the profits growth to the company's outcome increase reduction of the operating costs and surge of petrochemical products prices. he pointed out that pic continued to apply many cost reducing bids including six sigma which resulted in successfully implementing 420 projects making cumulative financial surplus estimated at 140 million over seven years. ammonia and urea production jumped to 660000 metric tons and 1.3 million metric ton respectively compared with 599000 metric tons and 875000 metric ton a year earlier al-saad unveiled.

kuwait petroleum corporation (kpc) the state-owned entity responsible for kuwait's hydrocarbon interests throughout the world has signed a contract with indonesia's pt. yosomulyo jajag to supply the indonesian market with petroleum coke. kpc fuel oil sales chief sheikh salah al-sabah said in a press statement that the agreement was concluded during his meeting with a visiting delegation of pt. yosomulyo jajag which is a leading petroleum coke supplier in indonesia.

the kuwait stock exchange company announces that the board of directors of the al-themar international holding co. met on monday april 28 2014 and approved the annual financial statements of the company for the year ended march 312014 as follows:

particulars    31/3/14    31/3/2013

profit (loss) (kd)    5745439    1392341

eps (fils)    5.68    1.38

total current assets:    13398204     11753683

total assets:    189660317    156900423

total current liabilities:    60384223    60373422

total liabilities:    60554338    60505040

total shareholders' equity:    129105979    96395383

the board of directors to distribute cash dividend of 5% of the nominal value of shares i.e. 5 fils per share for the year ended 31.3.2014

note that these recommendations are subject to approval by the general assembly and the competent authorities.

the kuwait stock exchange announces that the board of directors of aqar real estate investments co. met on monday april 28 2014 and approved the interim financial statements of the company for the period ended 31/3/2014 as follows:

particulars for 3 months ended 31/3/2014 and 3 months ended 31/3/2013

profit (kd)    151436    152553

eps (fils)    0.66    0.67

total current assets:    9871184    6432526

total assets:    26646835    24412618

total current liabilities:    1574178    454768

total liabilities:    1601246    468008

total shareholders' equity:     25044625    23918251


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