SCIC’s pre-tax profit rises 33%

State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) expects to make a pre-tax profit of VND6.6 trillion (US$290.5 million) in 2017, posting a 33 per cent year-on-year increase.— Photo sggp.org.vn State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) expects to make a pre-tax profit of VND6.6 trillion (US$290.5 million) in 2017, posting a 33 per cent year-on-year increase. The corporation said at a meeting on Wednesday in Ha Noi that it posted revenue of VND7.38 trillion and after-tax profit of VND6.3 trillion, up 36 per cent from the set targets. Last year, it successfully sold its stakes in 38 firms, including total share sales at 36 units and a part of shares at two others. SCIC collected VND932 billion from its divestments, 2.2 times higher than their cost prices. By selling a 5.4 per cent stake in Viet Nam Dairy Product JSC (Vinamilk), which was directly paid to the State budget, SCIC collected VND21.2 trillion, which was 19.1 times higher than cost prices. So far, the corporation has sold State capital in 986 companies since its establishment in 2005, collecting VND28 trillion, 3.5 times higher than cost prices. In November, SCIC successfully sold its 48.3 million shares of Vinamilk, equal to 3.33 per cent of the dairy firm’s capital, to Singaporean firm Jardine Cycle & Carriage for VND186,000 per share in a deal worth a total of VND9 trillion. By the end of last year, SCIC was managing State capital worth VND19.1 trillion in book value at 133 enterprises. SCIC plans to step up the handover… [Read full story]

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