Dubai: Dubai Investments PJSC [DFM: DIC], the leading, diversified investments conglomerate listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced net profit of AED 289 million in the first quarter of 2017, compared to AED 298 million for the same period last year.
Total income for the period was AED 697 million as compared to AED 715 million in Q1 2016. Total assets rose to AED 16.76 billion, compared to AED 16.11 billion as at December 31, 2016; while net worth grew to AED 11.65 billion as at March 31, 2017, compared to AED 11.36 billion as at December 31, 2016.
The annualized return on equity achieved for the period was 9.9%.
Khalid Bin Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Investments, said: “In Q1 2016, Dubai Investments reported a gain of AED 187 million on exits from subsidiaries – Marmum Dairy Farm LLC and its distribution arm United Sales Partners LLC. Excluding this one-off item, the net profit for Q1 2017 has increased by AED 178 million. This has been driven by growth in rental income which has contributed to increase in underlying cash flows of investment properties, thereby, resulting in gain on fair valuation.”
Kalban added: “The Company’s outlook for the remaining of 2017 is positive with various real estate developments in the pipeline. The Company is in the process of finalizing its participation in infrastructure development similar to Dubai Investments Park in Riyadh – KSA and is also evaluating proposals for similar opportunities being offered in Africa.”
Dubai Investments is targeting promising growth markets and is diversifying in sectors such as education and healthcare with focus on increasing asset base, strengthening bottom line and improving efficiency.
Dubai Investments currently owns nearly 40 subsidiaries and joint ventures across a diverse range of sectors and continues to seek new investment opportunities, locally and internationally, as part of its strategic roadmap.
About Dubai Investments PJSC:
Dubai Investments PJSC is a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market with over 19,800 shareholders and a paid-up capital of AED 4 billion. Incorporated in 1995, the company has grown exponentially with investments in a number of businesses across three core sectors – real estate, manufacturing & industrial and financial investments across the UAE and the Middle East.
Since inception, Dubai Investments has challenged the norms and introduced cutting-edge technologies, pioneering business models, unique investment strategies and innovative concepts across its diversified portfolio spanning different sectors and markets across the globe. Dubai Investments currently has over 40 subsidiaries & joint ventures under its portfolio, across a wide array of industries and continues to seek new investment opportunities in new sectors, locally and internationally, as part of its strategic expansion plans.