The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has announced its full-year 2021 financial results, reporting its net income increased to $110 billion, compared to $49 billion in 2020.
The increase in net income reflects higher crude oil prices, stronger refining and chemicals margins, and the consolidation of SABIC’s full-year results.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Aramco also declared a fourth quarter dividend of $18.8 billion, to be paid in the first quarter of 2022.
Aramco declared a dividend of $18.8 billion for the fourth quarter, to be paid in the first quarter of 2022.
The Board of Directors also recommended that $4 billion in retained earnings be capitalised and bonus shares be distributed to shareholders, subject to required Extraordinary General Assembly and regulatory approvals. Under the recommendation, shareholders would be granted one bonus share for every ten shares owned. As a result, the total dividend for 2021 is $75 billion in cash, in addition to bonus shares.