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Last $27.82 USD
Change Today -0.07 / -0.25%
Volume 200.7K
As of 8:04 PM 05/5/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

westpac banking corp-sp adr (WBK) Key Developments

Westpac Banking Corporation Declares Interim Ordinary Dividend for the Half Year Ended March 31, 2015, Payable on July 2, 2015; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2015

The Board of Westpac Banking Corporation has determined an interim ordinary dividend of 93 cents per share, fully franked, up 1 cent or 1% on the 2014 final ordinary dividend. The interim ordinary dividend for first half 2015 represents a payout ratio of 76.8% and a dividend yield of 4.7%. The interim ordinary dividend will be paid on 2 July 2015 with the record date 15 May 2015. Ex-dividend date for interim dividend is 13 May 2015. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the six months ended March 31, 2015. For the period, the company’s interest income was AUD 16,531 million against AUD 15,864 million a year ago. Net interest income was AUD 6,984 million against AUD 6,639 million a year ago. Profit before income tax was AUD 5,246 million against AUD 5,254 million a year ago. Net profit attributable to owners of the company was AUD 3,609 million against AUD 3,622 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were 114.5 cents against 124.0 cents a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was AUD 10,513 million against net cash provided by operating activities of AUD 13,969 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was AUD 275 million against AUD 358 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was AUD 261 million against AUD 157 million a year ago. Cash return on equity (ROE) was 15.8%, down 67 basis points. Cash earnings were AUD 3,778 million, in line with the prior corresponding period. Cash earnings per share were 121.3 cents, in line with the prior corresponding period.

Westpac Banking Corporation Appoints Craig Dunn as Board Member, Effective 1 June 2015

Westpac Banking Corporation has announced the appointment of Craig Dunn to the Westpac Board from 1 June 2015. Mr. Dunn has more than 20 years' experience in financial services, including as Chief Executive Officer of AMP Limited (AMP) from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Dunn was also recently appointed Chairman of Sydney's new financial technology hub, Stone and Chalk. Prior to his CEO role, Mr. Dunn held a number of senior executive roles at AMP, including Managing Director, AMP Financial Services, Managing Director of AMP Banking, and Director, Office of the CEO. He is a current Board member of The Australian Ballet and the Australian Government's Financial Literacy Board.

Westpac Banking Corporation, H1 2015 Earnings Call, May 04, 2015

Westpac Banking Corporation, H1 2015 Earnings Call, May 04, 2015

St George Banking Group Presents at Informa Australia Pty Ltd. - AFR Banking & Wealth Summit, Apr-28-2015 03:55 PM

St George Banking Group Presents at Informa Australia Pty Ltd. - AFR Banking & Wealth Summit, Apr-28-2015 03:55 PM. Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Sydney, 117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW, Australia. Speakers: George Frazis, CEO.

Westpac Banking Corporation Presents at Informa Australia Pty Ltd. - AFR Banking & Wealth Summit, Apr-28-2015 10:50 AM

Westpac Banking Corporation Presents at Informa Australia Pty Ltd. - AFR Banking & Wealth Summit, Apr-28-2015 10:50 AM. Venue: InterContinental Hotel, Sydney, 117 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW, Australia. Speakers: Philip Matthew Coffey, Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

 

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