Nestle India Announces Stock Split and Interim Dividend Plans, Shares Surge

Nestle India Announces Stock Split and Interim Dividend Plans, Shares Surge Image/Mint
Nestle India Announces Stock Split and Interim Dividend Plans, Shares Surge Image/Mint
Nestle India Announces Stock Split and Interim Dividend Plans, Shares Surge Image/Mint
Nestle India Announces Stock Split and Interim Dividend Plans, Shares Surge Image/Mint

Nestle India Announces Stock Split and Interim Dividend Plans, Shares Surge

Nestle India Announces Stock Split and Interim Dividend Plans, Shares Surge

Nestle India Announces Stock Split and Interim Dividend Plans, Shares Surge

Nestle India shares witnessed a significant surge, jumping over 4% during early trade on Wednesday. The surge followed the company’s announcement of considering a stock split and interim dividend in its upcoming board meeting, boosting investor enthusiasm.

Board’s Proposal for Stock Split and Interim Dividend

Nestle India, known for its popular Maggi noodles, revealed that its board of directors will evaluate the proposal for a sub-division of shares, each with a face value of ₹10, during a meeting scheduled for October 19. Additionally, the company’s board will deliberate on the recommendation of a second interim dividend for the year 2023.

Meeting to Discuss Financial Results and Dividend Record Date

These crucial proposals will be on the agenda during the board of directors’ meeting, which is set to consider the financial results of the company for the September quarter. If approved by the board and the shareholders, the record date for the second interim dividend will be November 1, as announced by Nestle India.

“Second interim dividend for the year 2023, in case declared, shall be paid on and from 16th November 2023,” the company further stated. This move signifies Nestle India’s commitment to providing value to its shareholders.

Benefits of Stock Sub-Division

A sub-division or split of existing equity shares is a strategy that rewards shareholders and enhances liquidity in the stock. It makes the shares more accessible to a broader range of investors.

Nestle India has been performing strongly, reporting a net profit of ₹698.3 crore for the quarter ending June 2023, marking a remarkable growth of 35.6% compared to ₹515 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The company’s revenue in Q2CY24 witnessed a growth of 15.4%, reaching ₹4,658.5 crore from ₹4,036.6 crore year-on-year (YoY). In addition, the FMCG giant achieved domestic sales growth of 14.6%.

Market Response and Share Performance

Nestle India’s share price has experienced a substantial rally throughout the year, recording a 16% gain year-to-date (YTD). Over the past month alone, Nestle India shares have risen by more than 4%. As of 10:20 am, Nestle India shares were trading 1.46% higher at ₹22,664.25 apiece on the BSE, indicating positive market sentiment towards the company’s plans and strong financial performance.

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