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  • IHC's robust performance in Q1 2024 led to a Profit after Tax margin of 41.6 percent and earnings per share of AED 2.17.
  • This growth was propelled by strong performances across IHC’s core sectors of Real Estate & Construction, Technology, Marine & Dredging, Food, and Services & Others.

Abu Dhabi, UAE — International Holding Company (IHC) announced an 87.6 percent growth for the first quarter of 2024 (Q1 2024), with AED8 billion ($2.17bn) in net profit, compared to AED 4.3 billion in Q1 2023.

This growth was propelled by strong performances across IHC’s core sectors (Real Estate & Construction, Technology, Marine & Dredging, Food, and Services & Others), resulting in a 22.5 percent increase in Revenue to AED 19.3 billion, compared to AED 15.7 billion in Q1 2023.

The strategic consolidation of assets from Q Holding with Modon, ADNEC, Miza Investment, and other entities in February 2024 significantly boosted the real estate segment. Additionally, the marine and dredging sector saw continued positive momentum from NMDC, carrying forward the success from FY23.

IHC’s robust performance in Q1 2024 led to a Profit after Tax margin of 41.6 percent and earnings per share of AED 2.17.

Syed Basar Shueb, CEO of IHC, said, “This quarter’s record revenues underscore our ongoing resilience and strategic focus on growth through selective acquisitions that enhance operational synergies and solidify our standing as a global industry leader.”

During the first quarter Board Meeting, the Group approved a Share Buyback Programme, totaling up to AED 5 billion. This initiative, slated for execution over a one-year timeframe, is designed to cancel the shares bought back in adherence to the trading regulations stipulated by the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, subject to determinations by the Board of Directors.

The rationale behind this decision is driven by IHC’s robust financial standing, characterised by significant cash flow and a strong balance sheet, the company said.

The Buyback Programme will be carried out post general assembly meeting approval and requisite regulatory authorizations, including those from the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. The Buyback Programme is intended to enhance shareholder value through increased earnings per share.