The paper and packaging group declared a final dividend of 29.75 euro cents per share for 2019 alongside an interim distribution of 19 euro cents per share for the six months to June.
Looking at the remainder of 2020, the firm said pricing across key pulp and paper grades is below or in line with the average of the first half, while demand for packaging daily essentials remains robust but there is weakness in certain industrial end-uses.
Uncoated fine paper order books have picked up from the lows seen in the second quarter but it will take a while before a recovery to pre-pandemic levels.
Revenue slipped 8%to €3.4bn in the six months to June 30, with profit before tax down 26% to €466mln. Net debt was 14% lower at €2bn.
Shares added 4% to 1,486p on Thursday morning.
Published at Thu, 06 Aug 2020 08:16:00 +0000-Mondi resumes dividend despite profits slide