Santander lifts profitability goal to 15-17%, pay-out to 50% in 3-year strategy

A Santander workplace constructing in London.

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MADRID, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Spain’s Santander mentioned on Tuesday it intends to lift its return on tangible fairness ratio (ROTE) for the interval 2023-2025 to between 15%-17% from a present 13.37% on the again of upper revenues and rates of interest in a few of its core markets in Europe, comparable to Spain, and in South America.

The lender additionally unveiled in a presentation to the Spanish supervisor a brand new dividend pay-out coverage for the interval of fifty% of consolidated strange revenue, in comparison with the earlier coverage of 40%.

Santander proposed a ultimate money dividend of 0.0595 euros per share. In consequence, the whole money dividend per share for 2022 will rise to 0.1178 euros, an increase of 18% in comparison with 2021. It additionally introduced a further share buy-back programme of 921 million euros ($974.79 million) after acquiring regulatory authorization.

The financial institution’s shareholder remuneration towards 2022 outcomes would rise to three.84 billion euros, cut up in equal components in money dividend and share buy-backs.

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