Dangote's Brother Sayyu Dantata's Oil Firm Posts $3 Million Profit in Half-Year
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Business - August 9, 2023

Dangote’s Brother Sayyu Dantata’s Oil Firm Posts $3 Million Profit in Half-Year

MRS Oil Nigeria Plc, a Nigerian firm focused on oil marketing and predominantly owned by the affluent entrepreneur Sayyu Dantata, has unveiled its financial outcomes for the initial six months of 2023. The results showcase a remarkable ascent in profits, with the company’s earnings skyrocketing to unparalleled levels.

Engaging in diverse sectors such as retail, commercial and industrial operations, aviation services, and lubricant production, the company declared a remarkable surge in profits exceeding an astounding 550 percent during the first half of the year. This surge propelled the company’s profits beyond the impressive milestone of $3 million.

MRS oil remarkable increase in profit

Based on the recently disclosed financial results, MRS experienced a remarkable surge in its profit metrics, surging from N351.8 million ($458,000) during the initial half of 2022 to an impressive N2.31 billion ($3.004 million) in the same duration of this year. This accomplishment was realized despite a challenging business environment.

The upswing in profitability can be attributed to the substantial expansion in the company’s revenue. MRS unveiled a notable 39.8-percent upturn in revenue, escalating from N42.66 billion ($55.48 million) in the first half of 2022 to N59.65 billion ($77.57 million) in the corresponding timeframe of 2023.

MRS Oil Nigeria holds operations across multiple West African nations including Benin, Togo, Cameroon, and Cote d’Ivoire, and is currently positioned as the 45th most valuable stock listed on the Nigerian Exchange. Sayyu Dantata, a wealthy entrepreneur and half-sibling to Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, commands the predominant ownership stake in MRS Oil Nigeria.

Through his investment firm, MRS Africa Holdings, Dantata possesses a substantial 60 percent ownership in the company, equivalent to 205,730,806 ordinary shares. This considerable stake elevates his standing as one of the most affluent investors within the Nigerian Exchange (NGX).

Fueled by its remarkable financial achievements, MRS has experienced notable expansion in its overall assets. These assets surged from an initial N40.52 billion ($52.7 million) at the commencement of the year to a substantial N51.35 billion ($66.78 million) as of June 30th.

Moreover, the company’s retained earnings underwent significant expansion, ascending from N18.33 billion ($23.84 million) to N20.64 billion ($26.8 million). These impressive outcomes underscore MRS’s position as one of the most lucrative oil enterprises in Nigeria.

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