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SHUAA Capital announces Q2 2019 results and calls Shareholders’ General Meeting to change name to ADFG

08 August 2019

Q3 2019 will see release of first consolidated earnings of significantly enlarged Group

  • Quarterly revenues increased by 54.4% to AED 47.5 million (Q2 2018: AED 30.8 million)
  • H1 2019 Group revenues increased by 60.9% to AED 102.9 million (H1 2018: AED 64.0 million)
  • Q2 2019 saw AED 31.6 million loss (Q2 2018: profit of AED 14.6 million)
  • Losses reflect one-off transaction costs relating to transformational merger with ADFG and final legacy-related provisions
  • Announces appointment of Masood M. Sharif Mahmood as new Board member
  • Calls General Meeting to change name to ADFG

SHUAA Capital psc (SHUAA or the Company) today announces its second quarter 2019 financial results. Revenues for the quarter increased to AED 47.5 million, up from AED 30.8 million from the corresponding 2018 quarter and representing an increase of 54.4%. The second quarter saw SHUAA register AED 31.6 million in losses (Q2 2018: AED 14.6 million profits), with an H1 2019 loss of AED 56.5 million compared to a profit of AED 26.3 million in H1 2018 reflecting the one-off transaction costs relating to the combination with ADFG as well as final provisions of c. AED 13.5 million towards exposure to legacy investments.

The second quarter financial results will be the final set of earnings that SHUAA releases as a stand-alone entity, with third quarter results to combine the earnings of the new and enlarged financial group of companies.

The Company also announced the appointment of Masood M. Sharif Mahmood to the Board of Directors. Masood currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat and previously worked in Mubadala’s Information and Communications Technology unit.

Fawad Tariq-Khan, Chief Executive Officer of SHUAA Capital, said, “SHUAA’s final set of quarterly earnings reflect the completion of expenses and provisions relating to the merger as well as legacy investments. More importantly, our operating lines continue to grow in revenue and these will continue to serve as crucial elements for the new and enlarged entity well into the future. Following completion of the merger, the various teams at SHUAA and ADFG are now investing considerable joint efforts building a solid long-term road map for this newly created regional financial powerhouse. We look forward to announcing our Q3 and Q4 results.”

As of 30 June 2019, SHUAA’s balance sheet and total assets were AED 2.2 billion, with net assets at AED 762.2 million.

With the final regulatory approvals for the merger now obtained and SHUAA having increased its share capital, the Company will be calling for a general assembly meeting with shareholders, subject to regulatory approvals, to increase the number of its Board members as well as approve the transitioning of the SHUAA Capital name and brand to ADFG, as previously disclosed.

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SHUAA Capital psc (‘SHUAA’) offers client-centric, fully integrated financial services. SHUAA, headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, services corporate and institutional clients as well as family businesses and high-net-worth-individuals with expertise in the areas of asset management, investment banking advisory services, capital markets and credit. SHUAA was established in 1979 by Emiri decree No. 6. SHUAA is a public shareholding company, regulated as a financial investment company by the UAE Central Bank, and its stocks are listed on the Dubai Financial Market.  www.shuaa.com 

For more information, please contact SHUAA Capital’s Corporate Communications department at:

+971 4 3651 872
ccdesk@SHUAA.com , www.SHUAA.com

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