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United Power emerges largest market cap co in power sector

United Power Generation and Distribution Company Limited emerged as the largest market capitalisation entity among the listed power-sector companies on the Dhaka bourse.

The power generation company’s total market cap crossed US$ 1.0 billion milestone for the first time on Tuesday last and stood at Tk 88.67 billion on Thursday.

“United Power is among the few companies in Bangladesh which crossed the U$ 1.0 billion market-cap milestone. It will enhance the prospect of company’s business and shareholders’ assets,” said a press release.

Now, United Power is the sixth highest listed company in terms of market capitalisation on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) after Grameenphone, Square Pharmaceuticals, BATBC, BRAC Bank and ICB as of Thursday.

Each share of United Power, which was listed on the DSE in 2015, closed at Tk 220 on Thursday, losing 0.95 per cent over the previous day.

The company disbursed 90 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017. In 2016, the company paid 125 per cent cash dividend.

United Power has reported earnings per share (EPS) of Tk 2.88 for January-March 2018 as against Tk 2.77 for January-March 2017.

In nine months for July 2017-March 2018, EPS was Tk 8.41 as against Tk 8.05 for July 2016-March 2017.

The net operating cash flow per share (NOCFPS) was Tk 8.00 for July 2017-March 2018 as against Tk 8.60 for July 2016-March 2017. The net asset value (NAV) per share was Tk 37.71 as on March 31, 2018 and Tk. 37.47 as on June 30, 2017.

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