Marks the fifth consecutive year of dividend declarations
SHANGHAI, March 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- FinVolution Group ("FinVolution," or the "Company") (NYSE: FINV), a leading fintech platform, today announced that its board of directors (the "Board") has approved a cash dividend of US$0.215 per American Depositary Share for fiscal year 2022, which represents a payout ratio of approximately 18.5% of the Company's net income for fiscal year 2022. The dividend is expected to be distributed on or around May 5, 2023 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 13, 2023.
The decision to distribute dividends as well as the amount of any such dividend payments is made at the Board's discretion, based on the Company's operations, earnings, cash flows, financial condition and other relevant factors.
The Company's average dividend payout ratio for fiscal years 2018 to 2021 was approximately 15% of the Company's net income in the same period. The Company's current annual cash dividend policy states that the Company will declare and distribute a recurring cash dividend at an amount of no less than 10% of the Company's net income after tax in the previous fiscal year.
Mr. Shaofeng Gu, Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer of the Company, commented, "Despite a very challenging 2022, we remained committed to returning value to our shareholders with a fifth consecutive year of both dividend payouts and share repurchases. Our successful transition to better-quality borrowers and stable, consistent performance in the domestic market have empowered us to pursue high-quality growth and explore international markets while also sharing our profits with our shareholders."
About FinVolution Group
FinVolution Group is a leading fintech platform in China and internationally connecting underserved borrowers with financial institutions. Established in 2007, the Company is a pioneer in China's online consumer finance industry and has developed innovative technologies and has accumulated in-depth experience in the core areas of credit risk assessment, fraud detection, big data and artificial intelligence. The Company's platform, empowered by proprietary cutting-edge technologies, features a highly automated loan transaction process, which enables a superior user experience. As of December, 31, 2022, the Company had over 159.4 million cumulative registered users.
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