SHENZHEN, China, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- X Financial (NYSE: XYF) (the "Company" or "we"), a leading technology-driven personal finance company in China, today announced the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") has approved an annual cash dividend policy for fiscal year 2018.
The amount of cash dividends to be distributed for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018 is US$0.10 per American Depositary Share ("ADS") (or US$0.05 per ordinary share), equivalent to approximately US$15.0 million in total. The dividends are expected to be paid on April 26, 2019 to the holders of the Company's ordinary shares of record as of the close of business on April 5, 2019.
The determination to declare and pay the annual dividend and the amount of dividend in any year will be made at the discretion of the Board and will be based upon the Company's operations and earnings, cash flow, financial condition and other relevant factors that the Board may deem appropriate.
As of December 31, 2018, the Company had approximately RMB860.0million (US$125.1 million) in cash and cash equivalents.
Mr. Justin Tang, Chairman and CEO of X Financial, said: "We are glad to announce our first dividend distribution as a listed company. We believe the dividend policy demonstrates our confidence in the strong growth potential of our business and future business prospects. We will continue to heavily invest in our R&D, risk control and new business sectors, to drive long term growth of our business and reward our shareholders."
About X Financial
X Financial (NYSE: XYF) (the "Company") is a leading technology-driven personal finance company in China focused on meeting the huge demand for credit from individuals and small-to-medium-sized enterprise owners. The Company's proprietary big data-driven risk control system, WinSAFE, builds risk profiles of prospective borrowers using a variety data-driven credit assessment methodology to accurately evaluate a borrower's value, payment capability, payment attitude and overall creditworthiness. X Financial has established a strategic partnership with ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd. in multiple areas of its business operations to directly complement its cutting-edge risk management and credit assessment capabilities. ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd. provides credit insurance on X Financial's investment products which significantly enhances investor confidence and allows the Company to attract a diversified and low-cost funding base from individuals, enterprises and financial institutions to support its growth. X Financial leverages financial technology to provide convenient, efficient, and secure investment services to a wide range of high-quality borrowers and mass affluent investors which complements traditional financial institutions and helps to promote the development of inclusive finance in China.
For more information, please visit: http://ir.xiaoyinggroup.com.
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Ms. Jennifer Zhang
Mr. Christian Arnell
Ms. Linda Bergkamp
SOURCE X Financial