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Diverse Income Trust (the) Plc LSE:DIVI London Ordinary Share GB00B65TLW28 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  2.00 1.69% 120.00 118.00 119.50 122.00 117.50 118.00 260,918 16:35:28
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Equity Investment Instruments 15.5 13.9 3.7 32.2 461

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TOTAL: Dividend Declaration 30/10/2020 7:37am UK Regulatory (RNS & others) TIDMTTA Total Maintains the Third 2020 Interim Dividend At EUR0.66/share Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT): The Board of Directors met on October 29, 2020, and declared the distribution of the third 2020 interim dividend at EUR0.66/share, stable compared to the first and second 2020 interim dividends. This interim dividend will be paid in cash exclusively, according to the following timetable: Shareholders ADS holders Ex-dividend date March 25, 2021 March 23, 2021 Payment date April 1, 2021 April 19, 2021
The Hague, October 29, 2020 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS" or the "Company") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the third quarter of 2020 of US$ 0.1665 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"). Chair of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell, Chad Holliday commented: "The Board has reviewed Shell's recent performance and its plans to grow its businesses of the future, and we are confident that Shell can sustainably grow its shareholder distributions as well as invest for growth. As a result, the Board has decided to increase the dividend per share to 16.65 US cents for the third quarter 2020. The Board has additionally approved a cash allocation framework for Shell which, on reducing its net debt to $65 billion, will target total shareholder distributions of 20-30% of cash flow from operations."
Orange said Thursday that revenue for the third quarter increased as growth in France and Africa and the Middle East offset a decline in the other segments, and it raised its interim dividend to be paid out in December. The French telecommunications company said revenue rose to 10.58 billion euros ($12.43 billion) on a comparable basis from EUR10.50 billion a year earlier. Analysts had expected revenue of EUR10.54 billion for the quarter, according to FactSet. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization after leasing, or Ebitdaal, fell slightly to EUR3.58 billion from EUR3.60 billion on a comparable basis. The company began using Ebitdaal as a financial indicator in January 2019 to account for the adoption of the IFRS 16 accounting standard. Orange said its board of directors backed the return to a 2020 dividend of EUR0.70 a share, adding the company would pay an interim dividend of EUR0.40 a share on Dec. 9, representing an increase of EUR0.10 from the amount it announced in July. The company will make a final proposal at its annual general meeting of in May 2021, it said. Orange said it continues to expect a slight decline in 2020 Ebitdaal of about 1%, including all the effects linked to the coronavirus pandemic. Write to Mauro Orru at mauro.orru@wsj.com; @MauroOrru94 (END) Dow Jones Newswires October 29, 2020 03:09 ET (07:09 GMT)
Oil major Shell increases dividend as third-quarter earnings beat forecasts Published Thu, Oct 29 20203:16 AM EDT Sam Meredith @smeredith19 LONDON — Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings and announced plans to increase its dividend to shareholders. The Anglo-Dutch company reported adjusted earnings of $955 million for the three months through to the end of September. That compared with a net profit of $4.77 billion over the same period a year earlier, and adjusted earnings of $638 million for the second quarter of 2020. Analysts at Refinitiv had expected third-quarter net profit to come in at $594 million for the third quarter. Shares of Shell are down more than 61% year-to-date. It had previously warned that post-tax impairment charges in the range of $1 billion to $1.5 billion were to be expected in the third quarter.
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23 September 2020 Anglo Asian Mining plc / Ticker: AAZ / Index: AIM / Sector: Mining Interim Results for the six-months to 30 June 2020 ("H1 2020"). Profit before tax increased to $11.8 million FY 2020 guidance maintained with stronger performance expected in H2 2020 Interim dividend for 2020 increased to US 4.5 cents per ordinary share and the directors will consider a special dividend in Q1 2021 The Company also announces its interim dividend in respect of the year ending 31 December 2020 of US 4.5 cents per ordinary share payable on 5 November 2020 to shareholders on record on 9 October 2020. The 2020 interim dividend is a 29 per cent. increase on the interim dividend for 2019. The directors will also consider a special dividend in Q1 2021 due to the on-going strong cash generation.
09/16/2020 | 06:22am BST By Mauro Orru Eni SpA said late Tuesday that it has agreed to give out an interim dividend for 2020. The Italian oil-and-gas major said its board of directors settled for 12 European cents a share ($0.14), payable on Sept. 23. The company paid out an interim dividend of 43 European cents in 2019. Eni said shareholders who own an American depositary receipt--a certificate issued by a U.S. bank representing shares in foreign stock--would receive EUR0.24 per ADR, payable on Oct. 8. The company revealed proposals at the end of July to distribute an interim dividend. Write to Mauro Orru at mauro.orru@wsj.com; @MauroOrru94
Second quarter interim dividend for 2020 Payments of dividends in sterling On 4 August 2020, the Directors of BP p.l.c. announced that the interim dividend for the second quarter 2020 would be US$0.0525 per ordinary share (US$0.315 per ADS). This interim dividend is to be paid on 25 September 2020 to shareholders on the share register on 14 August 2020. The dividend is payable in cash in sterling to holders of ordinary shares and in US dollars to holders of ADSs. The board has decided not to offer a scrip dividend alternative in respect of the second quarter 2020 dividend. Dividend reinvestment plans have been made available for this dividend for ordinary shareholders and ADS holders (subject to certain exceptions) to receive additional BP shares. Sterling dividends payable in cash will be converted from US dollars at an average of the market exchange rate over the four dealing days from 8 to 11 September 2020 (GBP1 = US$1.29846). Accordingly, the amount of sterling dividend payable in cash on 25 September 2020 will be: 4.0433 pence per share. Details of the second quarter dividend and timetable are available at bp.com/dividends. For further information on your dividend payment options visit bp.com/drip. This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com. RNS may use your IP address to confirm compliance with the terms and conditions, to analyse how you engage with the information contained in this communication, and to share such analysis on an anonymised basis with others as part of our commercial services. For further information about how RNS and the London Stock Exchange use the personal data you provide us, please see our Privacy Policy. END DIVGZGMLLDMGGZG (END) Dow Jones Newswires September 14, 2020 05:05 ET (09:05 GMT)
Royal Dutch Shell plc Royal Dutch Shell Plc Second Quarter 2020 Euro And Gbp Equivalent Dividend Payments 08 September 2020 - 07:30AM Dow Jones News Print Share On Facebook TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB The Hague, September 8, 2020 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the second quarter 2020 interim dividend, which was announced on July 30, 2020 at US$0.16 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"). Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euros at the rate of EUR0.1353 per A Share. Holders of A Shares who have validly submitted US dollars or pounds sterling currency elections by August 28, 2020 will be entitled to a dividend of US$0.16 or 12.09p per A Share, respectively. Dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling at the rate of 12.09p per B Share. Holders of B Shares who have validly submitted US dollars or euros currency elections by August 28, 2020 will be entitled to a dividend of US$0.16 or EUR0.1353 per B Share, respectively. Euro and pounds sterling dividends payable in cash have been converted from US dollars based on an average of market exchange rates over the three dealing days from 3 to 7 September 2020. This dividend will be payable on September 21, 2020 to those members whose names were on the Register of Members on August 14, 2020. Taxation - cash dividend Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Dutch dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in certain circumstances. Non-Dutch resident shareholders, depending on their particular circumstances, may be entitled to a full or partial refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax. If you are uncertain as to the tax treatment of any dividends you should consult your tax advisor. Royal Dutch Shell plc ENQUIRIES: Media: International +44 (0) 207 934 5550 Americas +1 832 337 4355
Https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/orange-ceo-pledges-to-boost-dividend-with-focus-on-cost-cuts-1.1487255 Orange CEO Pledges to Boost Dividend With Focus on Cost Cuts Helene Fouquet and Geraldine Amiel, Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) -- Orange SA, France’s biggest telecommunications company, pledged to restore the dividend to its pre-pandemic level as soon as this year and to be “ambitious” on cost savings. Orange had cut its 2019 dividend to 50 cents from a target of 70 cents per share in April. It told investors in July that they would be informed by the end of the year if the payout goal would return to the previous level for 2020. Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard said in an interview Sunday he would “personally” ensure a return to the target. “My objective is to return to 70 cents a share as soon as this year, and we totally have the means to do it.” More broadly, he will continue to pare costs at the company. “We’re totally determined to be more ambitious on the matter, on cost optimization.” A price war in France and weakness in Spain, its two biggest markets, and the need to continue investment in its networks has been weighing on the company’s shares for years. Orange started a program in December to monetize its infrastructure and cut costs. When asked if Orange was planning job cuts, Richard said there is a constant plan to reduce staff in France, and referred to its broader strategy. The company has been making few replacements for staff that are retiring, and Richard said “is this going to continue? Yes.” Personnel reductions would focus on support and non-operational units, he said. He declined to give a target on headcount, but reiterated that the company’s December plan would still achieve 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) of planned savings by 2023. “We have a job to do on that,” he said. “It’s part of the transformation.” Orange has tended to say little on actions to reduce headcount as it faced a criminal trial linked to a wave of employee suicides more than a decade ago. Ex-CEO Didier Lombard was found guilty of harassment and using “forbidden” methods to carry out staff cuts. The 28% slump in Orange shares this year, under performing peers, raised questions among analysts on whether the company will retain its place in the Stoxx 50 index. The company’s second-quarter results presented a mixed picture. While Orange added a record number of fiber broadband customers in the period, a reflection of its heavy investment, travel bans hit revenue from roaming fees and store closures weighed on equipment sales. Meanwhile, it faces competition from domestic rivals Altice Europe NV’s SFR, Iliad SA and Bouygues SA as they catch up on fiber. “There is some speculation that Orange could be excluded from the Stoxx50 and it weighs on the stock’s performance. But it’s not just that,” Alexandre Iatrides, an analyst at Oddo BHF, said Friday. “Orange benefited in the past two to three years from its advance in fiber. But its competitors caught up and very clearly accelerated.” Infrastructure Opportunities Richard took the CEO role at the company in 2011. A removal from the benchmark would be a blow as it could result in substantial selling pressure from investors and exchange-traded funds that track the index. “We make money, we hand out dividends, we produce cash flow, we have sales that are holding up, as we are massacred on the stock market,” said Richard, speaking in his office in Paris. “The economic reality of the company is totally forgotten.” He said Orange wants to capitalize on opportunities to monetize its infrastructure. It’s selling mobile phone towers in Spain to Cellnex Telecom SA, and will set up separate companies to house its other cellular towers while looking for partners to help with network rollouts in France and elsewhere in Europe. December’s five-year plan indicated the Spanish tower company would be created this year. Richard said Sunday that it would be created and operational by the end of 2021. He also said he envisioned more combinations in this sector in the future. “There is going to be some sort of consolidation on tower companies in Europe,” including between operators, and Orange has had some discussions about this. “We had exchanges with Deutsche Telekom AG and Vodafone Group Plc at some points, but they are not advanced at all.” The virus-related confinement in France before the summer has delayed Orange Concessions, the project to monetize its French fiber infrastructure. Richard said Orange plans to find its financial partner for the dedicated vehicle in 2021, later than the end-2020 planned deadline. He said there is “a lot of appetite for these assets,” and said there could be two investors. Investor Disaffection Amid the activity to make more out of Orange’s assets, he said the company’s share performance reflects a “disaffection” that has developed among investors regarding the industry. They also have a “a sentiment that the short operational perspectives of Orange are under performing other operators, and this comes essentially from two markets: France and Spain.” He said there was reason for “optimism” for the company’s Spanish business in the third quarter. It remains under pressure from competitors including Masmovil on prices, though with its new management starting on Tuesday it can turn around the situation in the next 18 months, Richard said. However, the levels also reflect that hedge funds have “played on an Orange exit,” he said. “They are massively shorting the stock.” “‘I am violently opposed to these practices,” he said. “This isn’t the way financial markets should work because the economic reality of companies is totally forgotten.”
TOP NEWS: BHP Lowers Dividend As Revenue Falls Short Of Consensus Tue, 18th Aug 2020 05:15 Alliance News (Alliance News) - Anglo-Australian mining firm BHP Group PLC said Tuesday it lowered its annual dividend, as profit and revenue declined on lower prices and an increase in the closure of mines and rehabilitation provisions, as a result of Covid-19. For the year to the end of June, pretax profit dropped by 10% to USD13.51 billion from USD15.05 billion the year before, as revenue declined by 4.3% to USD42.39 billion from USD44.29 billion. BHP's revenue performance came in short of company-compiled expectations, which stood at USD43.07 billion. Profit from operations decreased by 11% to USD14.42 billion from USD16.11 billion the prior year, while underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation slipped by 5% to USD22.07 billion from USD23.16 billion. The underlying Ebitda was just ahead of consensus expectations, which had the figure at USD22.01 billion. BHP said its performance was hurt by lower prices, particularly in coal, copper and petroleum, lower volumes including a decline in copper grades and petroleum fields, and a rise in the closure and rehabilitation provisions for closed mines. BHP declared an annual dividend of 120 US cents, down 10% from 130 cents the year before, as net debt as at June 30 was USD12.04 billion, up 28% year-on-year from USD9.45 billion. Looking ahead, BHP said it expects petroleum output for its current financial year to be in the range of 95 million to 102 million barrels of oil equivalent, reflecting a 6% to 13% fall from 109 million barrels of oil equivalent produced for the 2020 financial year. Copper production is set to be between 1.48 million and 1.65 million tonnes, a 5% to 14% drop from 1.72 million tonnes. Iron ore output is expected to be between 244 million and 253 million tonnes, reflecting a 2% drop to 2% rise from 248 million tonnes produced in the 2020 financial year. The metallurgical coal forecast is between 40 million and 44 million tonnes, marking a 3% fall to 7% increase from 41 million tonnes. Finally, energy coal is expected to be between 22 million to 24 million tonnes, reflecting a 5% drop to 4% increase from 23 million tonnes. "BHP delivered a strong set of results for the 2020 financial year that reflect the strength, resilience and quality of our people and our portfolio. In a year marked by the challenges of the global Covid-19 pandemic, social unrest in Chile and commodity price volatility, we were safer, more reliable and lower cost," said Chief Executive Officer Mike Henry. "We are moving to concentrate our coal portfolio on high quality coking coals, with greatest potential upside for quality premiums as steel makers seek to improve blast furnace utilisation and reduce emissions intensity. In oil and gas, we will continue to invest in opportunities that are resilient under a range of price scenarios, and which are aligned to our strengths. We will seek to divest oil and gas assets that are mature or which are likely to realise greater value under different ownership," Henry added. Shares in BHP were marginally higher at AUD39.87 on Tuesday in Sydney. By Dayo Laniyan; dayolaniyan@alliancenews.com
As flagged by me back in June (post 424) Phoenix (PHNX) have just confirmed they are maintaining their dividend of 23.4p per half-year (shares are currently 720p, yield 6.3%) Legacy life insurance acquirer. No staff furloughed. Chairman's wife recently bought £117k worth.
BP's prized dividend faces chop after Covid triggers £5.2bn loss BP is scheduled to unveil half-year figures on Tuesday City analysts said BP could cut or shelve its payout alongside the figures By Ben Harrington For The Mail On Sunday Published: 22:31 BST, 1 August 2020 | Updated: 23:02 BST, 1 August 2020 BP is being widely tipped to slash its £6.7billion dividend this week. The FTSE 100-listed oil giant, which is run by Bernard Looney, is scheduled to unveil half-year figures on Tuesday. City analysts said BP could cut or shelve its payout alongside the figures, which have been forecast to show a $6.8billion (£5.2billion) loss in the second quarter of this year. City analysts said BP could cut or shelve its payout alongside its half year figures on Tuesday Colin Smith, an analyst at Panmure Gordon, said: 'We now expect BP to cut its dividend... with the second quarter results.' Analysts at Quest, the cash flow specialist division of Canaccord Genuity, have also placed BP on its 'dividend at risk' list. BP generates the largest dividend payments amongst the FTSE 100 blue chip stocks. Both private investors and big City pension funds and institutions would be upset by the cut. Small shareholders in particular rely on companies such as BP for income in retirement – especially as bank savings accounts now generate almost zero returns. The potential reduction of BP's dividend comes after Royal Dutch Shell cut its payout for the first time since the Second World War. Shell's dividend was slashed by 66 per cent – from $15billion last year to $5billion this year. The move came after the oil price crashed following a massive row between Saudi Arabia and Russia. At one point in April, the oil price in the US fell below zero for the first time in history. Ben van Beurden, Shell's chief executive, said the 'monumental' decision to reset the company's dividend earlier this year was difficult but necessary to preserve the financial resilience of the company against the crisis of 'uncertainty'. BP, though, opted not to cut its dividend, which at the time surprised many City analysts and investors. Analysts expect BP will next week unveil a $6.8billion loss for the second quarter. During the same period last year, it generated a $2.8billion profit. Experts also expect BP to reveal that it will take between $13billion and $17.5billion of non-cash charges following financial blows and exploration write-offs. The latter could total between $8billion and $10billion. Aside from BP, other FTSE 100 dividends could be at risk this week. Diageo, the Johnny Walker to Smirnoff drinks giant, is also scheduled to announce full-year results which may include a cut in its shareholder payout. Royal Dutch Shell cut its payout for the first time since the Second World War The company will come under pressure to reduce the dividend after the closure of pubs and hospitality venues for months due to lockdown hammered its sales. Last year, Diageo handed shareholders £1.6billion in dividends. The total amount of dividends paid out by British firms is expected to halve this year as companies look to preserve cash. Some of the most reliable dividend payers including BT and HSBC have slashed their payouts. Research by investment firm Octopus Investments found many income-focused fund managers have already removed BP from their portfolios over fears for the dividend. The proportion of equity income funds that include BP dived from 61 per cent in January to 43 per cent by the end of May.
Total maintains dividend despite net losses of £6.5bn, celebrates major oil discovery off Suriname by Mark Lammey 30/07/2020, 7:54 am French energy giant Total this morning announced first-half net losses of £6.5 billion, but provided some cheer by maintaining its dividend and celebrating a major discovery off Suriname. Paris-headquartered Total had enjoyed net income of £4.5bn in the first six months of 2019. But the firm’s first half 2020 figures were hit by a £6.3bn impairment on its assets, with most of that sum tied to its high-cost, high-carbon Canadian oil sands business. ENERGYVOICE
Https://www.marketscreener.com/GTT-GAZTRANSPORT-ET-TEC-15821825/news/GTT-H1-2020-results-Revenue-and-earnings-up-sharply-annual-targets-confirmed-31013536/ Outlook for 2020 The Group has good visibility on its royalty revenues4 from now to 2023 thanks in particular to the order book for its core business as at the end of June 2020. This corresponds to revenues of 832 million euros over the 2020-20235 period (374 million euros in 20206, 266 million euros in 2021, 151 million euros in 2022 and 41 million euros in 2023). Given the size of the backlog, and assuming there are no major delays or cancellations of orders, GTT confirms its targets for revenues and EBITDA for the 2020 financial year, i.e.: 2020 consolidated revenues of between €375 million and €405 million, 2020 consolidated EBITDA of between €235 million and €255 million Additionally, the Group is confirming its dividend distribution policy, i.e. for the 2020 and 2021 financial years a minimum distribution rate of 80% of consolidated net income. Interim dividend payment The Board of Directors meeting of July 29, 2020 decided the distribution of an interim dividend of 2.50 euro per share for the 2020 financial year, to be paid in cash according to the following schedule: November 3, 2020: Ex-dividend date November 5, 2020: Payment date Covid-19 Health of GTT employees and their families Although no severe cases have been identified, the Group continues to implement the recommendations of the health authorities and to update them regularly as the situation evolves. How the Group operates Registered office: except for employees at risk or close to a person at risk, all staff have returned to work on site. Subsidiaries and seconded employees: same policy as the registered office, subject to local directives. Main risks For GTT, the main risk of the coronavirus epidemic consists of possible delays to the timetable for the construction of vessels, which may lead to a shift in the recognition of revenue from one financial year to another. On the date of this press release, GTT notes some delays, but without significant impact on revenues for 2020. The risks related to the impact of the epidemic on the worldwide economy, and particularly on the market for LNG, are currently difficult to assess. The Group nevertheless reiterates that the LNG market is mainly based on long-term prospects and financing. GTT's activities are therefore functioning normally, despite a particularly difficult environment. The Group closely monitors any changes that could affect the markets in which it operates. Presentation of H1 2020 results Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Marc Haestier, Chief Financial Officer, will comment on GTT's results, and answer questions from the financial community during a conference call in English on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. Paris Time. To participate in the conference call, please dial one of the following numbers five to ten minutes before the start of the conference: France: +33 1 76 70 07 94; United Kingdom: +44 207 192 8000; United States of America: +1 631 510 7495. Confirmation code: 4064836 This conference will also be broadcast live on GTT's website (www.gtt.fr/finance). The presentation document will be available on the website. Financial agenda Payment of an interim dividend of €2.50 per share for the 2020 financial year: November 5, 2020 Publication of the Q3 2020 revenue: October 28, 2020 (after closing)
Https://www.marketscreener.com/ORANGE-4649/news/Orange-Financial-results-at-30-June-2020-31017933/ Outlook For the financial year 2020, Orange confirms that it does not foresee any significant deviation with respect to its financial objectives: Given current information and currently anticipated trajectories, the Group now expects a slight decline in 2020 EBITDAaL of about 1% including all the effects linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. It should be noted that, excluding the Covid-19 impact, EBITDAaL would have been 'flat positive' as expected. Given delays in investments to date, eCAPEX will be lower, offsetting the decline in EBITDAaL. Therefore, the Group's EBITDAaL less eCAPEX will be stable in 2020. The Group's commitment to exceed 2.3 billion euros in organic cash flow from telecoms activities remains unchanged. The objective for a net debt to EBITDAaL ratio for telecoms activities of around 2x in the medium term is maintained. For the 2021-2023 period, Orange confirms its financial objectives as announced during the investor day on December 4, 2019. Orange will pay an interim dividend of 0.30 euros in cash on December 9, 2020. The decision on the final amount of the 2020 dividend will be announced between the results publication dates for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2020. A distribution of 0.70 euros per share remains the Group's objective, including for the 2020 fiscal year, the final decision will be taken at a later date, depending on the situation. Commenting on the publication of the 1st half 2020 results, Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of the Orange Group, said: 'Orange has shown a remarkable level of resistance in the first half of the year, despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a 0.3% increase in revenues and a contained decrease in EBITDAaL of 0.8%. These results bear witness to our business' resilience and its capacity for collective mobilisation in the face of this crisis. In France, in spite of the restrictions due to the pandemic, our commercial dynamic is good, in particular in fiber: indeed we delivered a second-quarter record of 238,000 net additions. Our customers' appetite for fiber confirms the validity of our investment strategy and we are continuing our deployment with a view to building as many connection points in 2020 as we did in 2019 notwithstanding the unprecedented health context. In Spain, where the situation remains challenging given the market's slide towards low cost, we have adapted our positioning and enlarged the range of our offers: a strategy that is now showing its first results. In Africa and in the Middle East, revenues grew 3.8% in the first half and EBITDAaL rose by more than 7%: an excellent performance driven by mobile data (with a 40% increase in 4G customers year on year), by broadband and by Orange Money, that will be further strengthened by last week's launch of Orange Bank Africa. Even though Orange has proven to be more vital than ever to its business customers over these past months, the health crisis has impacted our results in B2B. I would, however, point to the very good performance of Orange Cyberdefense and Orange Cloud for Business where revenues grew by 11% and 8% in the first half. This crisis has revealed the strategic nature of telecoms networks for our economies and even society as a whole. While impacted, we are comforted in the strategic choices we made with Engage 2025, the roll-out of which we will be accelerating, whether this be through mastering our carbon footprint, the deployment and optimisation of our infrastructures or the development of our growth territories. I'd like to conclude by extending my warm thanks to all of Orange's teams who have been fully mobilised throughout the crisis to serve our customers.'
announcement Jul 30, 2020 The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“RDS” or the “Company”;) today announced an interim dividend in respect of the second quarter of 2020 of US$ 0.16 per A ordinary share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B Share”).
FTSE100 Q2 dividends down 45%. FTSE 250 Q2 dividends down 76%. Https://www.linkassetservices.com/our-thinking/uk-dividend-monitor-q2-2020 Not just me then.
Rough Q2 reports ahead for Big Oil names; BP dividend cut seen likely Jul. 22, 2020 6:57 PM ET|About: BP PLC (BP)|By: Carl Surran, SA News Editor For the first time since at least he early 2000s, all five Big Oil supermajors - BP, Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Exxon (NYSE:XOM), Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) and Total (NYSE:TOT) - are poised to post a quarterly loss, analysts say. "Worst-in-a-generation oil prices combined with OPEC production cuts, collapsing refining margins and millions of barrels of unsold crude mean no facet of Big Oil's business has emerged unscathed," Bloomberg writes. For BP, several analysts anticipate a cut in the dividend payout of 30%-65%, a historic move for a company that has been a cornerstone dividend payer. Exxon, Chevron and Total are not expected to follow suit, although Goldman analysts believe a cut at Exxon "could enable a financially healthier company." Shell already cut its dividend for the first time since World War II earlier this year. Exxon's borrowing is rising rapidly and eventually will become a cause for concern, according to Morgan Stanley and Goldman, which says the company's net debt increased $8.8B in Q2 and will surge to $78B by year-end 2022. Chevron's agreement to acquire Noble Energy this week includes the assumption of $8B of additional debt, but CEO Mike Wirth says the company remains well-placed to pay its dividend. "Our team has forecasted earnings for 72 quarters and Q2 2020 seems the most difficult of them," says Jefferies' Jason Gammel.
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