BAT Q2 earnings up to RM73mil

The dividend amounted to RM71mil and will be paid on Aug 18.

KUALA LUMPUR: British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT), which saw its net profit climb to RM73.25mil in the second quarter (Q2) ended June 30, has declared a second interim dividend of 25 sen per share.

The dividend amounted to RM71mil and will be paid on Aug 18.

Revenue for the period rose 7% to RM637.46mil against RM595.8mil a year ago while earnings per share climbed to 25.70 sen per share from 25.10 sen previously.

For the first half to June 30, BAT recorded revenue of RM1.16bil, which is flat against the same period last year. Its profit from operations stood at RM191mil compared with RM193mil previously.

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