KUALA LUMPUR: Supermax Corp Bhd reported a strong set of earnings in its fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2009, with net profit surging nearly 30 times to RM44.11 million from only RM1.48 million a year ago as it benefitted from higher margins for its rubber gloves and contributions from its associates.
It said on Friday, Feb 19 that revenue rose 7.4% to RM196.42 million from RM182.82 million a year ago. Earnings per share were 16.55 sen versus 0.56 sen. It proposed a tax exempt final dividend of 8% per share of 50 sen for FY09 and special tax exempt dividend of 9%.
Supermax said revenue benefited from strong global demand, increased output from refurbished lines and higher prices commanded for rubber gloves sold.