The Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) share price is up 4.8% in afternoon trade on Friday. Shares are currently swapping hands for $4.69 apiece.
This comes following a 5.1% gain yesterday for the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) lithium stock.
Investors are bidding up the Pilbara Mineral share price following some very strong half-year results, released after market close yesterday.
Here's what's drawing investor interest.
What did the ASX 200 lithium stock report?
Pilbara Minerals reported growth across all the major financial metrics.
The miner's spodumene concentrate production increased 83% from the first half of the 2022 financial year. This helped drive a 305% increase in revenue, which reached $2.2 billion.
And the company strengthened its balance sheet to the tune of $1.6 billion, reporting a 31 December cash position of $2.2 billion.
"The stage is set for Pilbara Minerals to take massive growth steps in the months and years ahead. This is just the beginning," a clearly pleased CEO, Dale Henderson said.
Pilbara Minerals shares trade ex-dividend on 2 March. If you own shares before then, you can expect payment on 24 March. At the current share price, the maiden dividend gives the company a trailing yield of 2.4%.
Pilbara Minerals share price snapshot
With today's intraday gains factored in the Pilbara Minerals share price – pictured below – is up 79% over the past 12 months.