The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd., NGPTC, one of its subsidiary companies, has declared a profit after tax of N15.81 billion ($44 million) in 2016.
The NNPC disclosed this in Abuja on Sunday in a statement by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu.
Mr. Ughamadu explained that the profit was due to the write-back of deferred tax of N8.05 billion in 2015 and part of the dividends of the ongoing transformation.
The Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of NGPTC, Saidu Mohammed, disclosed that the profit before tax for the year ended December 31, 2016 was N24.4 billion as against N20.9 billion in 2015.
“This represents an increment of 16.8 percent, while the profit after tax reduced from N22.6 billion in 2015 to N15.81 billion in 2016.
“Also, earnings per share reduced from N4,510 in 2015 to N3,163 for 2016.
“The total revenue generated from gas sold and transmitted during 2016 amounted to N219.5 billion as against N155.5 billion in 2015, representing a 41 percent increase over the previous year,” he said.