YUKOS will not pay dividends in the near future, UFG analysts said in their survey. The main reason is the uncertainty of the situation around the termination of the YUKOS-Sibneft merger and possible claims of Russian tax agencies, experts believe.
Moreover, current dividend policies of YUKOS need to be specified, they noted. This concerns interim dividends for a six-month period and a constant bringing of dividend payments and a dividend yield to the level of major international oil companies depending on four major factors: the demand to upgrade equipment, oil prices, tax expenses of shareholders and the accessibility of sources of financing in Russia, analysts stressed in the survey.
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