DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amen Properties, Inc. (Pink Sheets: AMEN) today announced financial results for its fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $611 thousand and net income of $1.2 million, or $23.18 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $315 thousand and net income of $2.0 million, or $38.42 per diluted share, for the same quarter last year. The increase in revenue was driven by changes in commodity prices and production. The Company recognized gains in connection with the sale of leasehold interests of $1.2 million and $1.9 million in the fourth quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively; the large gain recognized in 2016 led to the decrease in profitability.
Amen also announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has approved the payment of a quarterly dividend of $10 per share and tithing dividend of $4.23 per share, to be paid on March 30, 2018 to shareholders of record as of March 23, 2018.
Finally, Amen reiterated that its Board has approved a plan whereby the Company will no longer hedge the revenue stream associated with its oil and gas royalties. “Shareholders of Amen need to understand that they hold an un-hedged long oil and gas position and should pursue their own hedging strategy if they are uncomfortable with that risk,” said Kris Oliver, Amen’s Chief Executive Officer.
The Company’s 2017 fourth quarter report is available for viewing or download from the company’s web site – www.amenproperties.com.
About Amen Properties:
Amen Properties owns a portfolio of cash-producing properties including real estate and oil and gas interests.
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