Transcorp records N13.5bn profit after tax for 2021 third quarter

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) has returned to profitability amid the Covid-19 pandemic, declaring profit after tax (PAT) of N13.5billion.

The unaudited results for the third quarter (Q3) ended September 30, 2021, indicated sustained growth in 2021 as seen in the first two quarters of the year.

With strategic investments in the power, hospitality, and energy sectors, the conglomerate’s PAT rose by 617 per cent up from N1.75billion recorded in the previous year.

Revenue rose by 57 per cent, from N54.4bn in Q3 2020 to N85.6bn in the period under consideration. Gross profit grew by 74 per cent, from N22.7bn in Q3 2020 to N39.4bn in Q3 2021.

Profit before tax accelerated by 671% from N1.75bn in Q3 2020 to a significant N13.5b in Q3 2021.

Commenting on the performance, President/Group CEO of Transcorp Owen Omogiafo said, “The results reflect the continued commitment by the group to improve performance across all the sectors in which we operate. Our power business increased by 49 per cent year on year, while our hospitality business increased by 115 per cent.”

Mrs Omogiafo indicated that the company intends to complete the year with another quarter of excellent year-over-year growth, thanks to its scalability and sustainability strategy.

Omogiafo said, “Our outlook for the rest of the year remains positive despite some macro-economic issues. We are particularly excited by the performance of our hospitality business and its recovery following the impact of the Covid pandemic. We have remained on track regarding our capacity recovery plan in our power business and despite the systemic challenges in the power sector, Transcorp remains a strong contributor to the power generated in the country.

“We will continue to drive operational efficiency and focused on delivering value to all stakeholders as we work towards building a long-lasting institution that would deliver on our purpose of improving lives and transforming Nigeria.”