Coal India dividend 2021: State-owned miner announces 35 per cent dividend per equity share

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Coal India to pay Rs 3.50 final dividend 

Coal India Dividend, Coal India Dividend Record Date 2021: Coal India Limited has announced an additional final dividend of Rs 3.50 which translates into 35 per cent per equity share of face value Rs 10 each for the financial year ending March 31. The Central government will receive Rs 1,426 crore as a dividend from Coal India.

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After this announcement, the total dividend payout for the financial year 2020-21 stood at Rs 16 per share or 160 per cent, the company said in a regulatory filing on Monday. The final dividend is subject to approval of the members at the ensuing annual general meeting of the company.

Coal India is the world’s largest miner. The Central government is the largest shareholder with 66.1 per cent in the company. The government’s shareholding in the company has reduced from 71 per cent due to continuous dilution in small tranches since March 2019.

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Meanwhile, the state-owned company has reported a marginal 1.1 per cent decline in its consolidated profit at Rs 4,586.78 crore for the quarter ended March 2021 on the back of lower sales. The coal behemoth had posted a consolidated profit of Rs 4,637.95 crore in the same period a year ago. Its consolidated sales in the January-March period declined to Rs 24,510.80 crore, from Rs 25,597.43 crore in the March quarter of 2019-20.

The expenses during the January-March 2021 quarter dropped to Rs 21,565.15 crore from Rs 22,373.046 crore in the year-ago period.

Coal India accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output. The company is eyeing one billion tonnes of output by 2023-24.

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