Vijay Valecha, Special to The National February 11, 2022
Dubai: One of the UAE’s biggest listed companies, IHC generated a 303 per cent increase in revenues to Dh28.38 billion for 2021, while net income weighed in with Dh11.30 billion from a staggering 275 per cent year-on-year increase. The results should be enough for IHC – which stands for International Holding Co. – shares to go in for another sharp upturn.
IHC has in these two years grown through a series of acquisitions or stake buys, with group entities such as Alpha Dhabi among the stellar performers. It’s on the asset side that IHC has done exceptionally well, integrating all the purchases it made during the year. Assets ended 2021 at Dh87.98 billion – all the way from Dh14.01 billion a year ago.
The stock was up 2.13 per cent to Dh167.50 to close the week. “The Group witnessed significant increase in revenues, profits and assets, which is mainly driven from the strategic acquisitions in addition to the improvement in line with management’s strategic vision for the Group,” IHC said in a statement.