From L-R- Members of eTranzact International PLC Board: Mr Sullivan Akala, ED, Business development, eTranzact; Mr Wole Abegunde, Omowunmi Adedurotimi, Company Secretary; Mr Felix Ohiwerei, Chairman; Mr Valentine Obi, MD/CEO; Mr Tony Egbuna; Mr Victor Etuokwu; Mr Rasheed Mumuni and Mr Ike Eze, ED, Strategy and Corporate Development
23rd June, 2015, Lagos. The Board of Directors of eTranzact International PLC has approved the payment of 5 kobo per share to its shareholders for year 2014.
The Board gave the approval during the company’s 11th annual general meeting held on Friday in Lagos.
The company’s 2014 annual report and financial statement showed that eTranzact generated record revenues, operating profits and cash flows which transformed the company’s accumulated deficit to a retained surplus.
The report showed that gross revenue for the year 2014 was N7.1 billion which represents a 51 per cent growth compared to 2013. Operating profit on the other hand grew from N188.7 million in 2013 to N388 million in 2014, representing a 101 per cent annual growth. Meanwhile, profit before tax grew by 145 per cent from 2013 performance while profit after tax grew by 112 per cent compared to 2013.
eTranzact said the growth were inspired by some key growth drivers including:
“Strengthened collaboration with partner banks in driving mobile banking business, strategic alliances with International money transfer operators which is driving growth of remittance business, alliances with government agencies, parastatals and educational institutions which is driving bulk payments, central collection and transaction switching and processing business.”
It added that it has taken steps to consolidate on profitability with new relationships, enhancing and deepening existing ones and exploring new partnerships locally and internationally.
Speaking on the growth, the Chairman of the Board, Mr Felix Ohiwerei, who appreciated the management for its innovation, drive and resources, said that eTranzact will continue to strive to grow “to become regional and global leader in the electronic and mobile payments industry, and with our performance in the period under review and indicators from the current period, we believe that the period ahead will be even more glorious.”
He added: “We are happy with the results that we saw today. We see it as the beginning of new level of growth for eTranzact. The potential out there is great. For some time now, we have been preparing to take advantage of full opportunities out there and the strategies we have in place are beginning to pay off. We are optimistic that in the years ahead, things will get much better.”
Also speaking, the MD/CEO, eTranzact International Plc, Mr. Valentine Obi said:
“We have been encouraged by our performance in the period under review. We have experienced consistent growth in revenue and profitability over the past ten years with transaction activity value, volumes and partnerships also experiencing significant growth in the last three years. Key to our growth has been setting key performance indexes around user experience, platform stability and technology development, and we plan to continue to do this.
“It is new level for us indeed and this shows that the strategies we have in place are working and it will continue to work. Going forward, Nigerians will be seeing new products that eTranzact will be introducing to help the industry grow and increase our profitability as well for the benefit for our shareholders and other partners.”