Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Minh Phú Seafood Corporation (MPC) recorded a post-tax profit of VNĐ101.4 billion (US$4.54 million) in the second quarter of this year, 34 times higher than the same period last year and the highest level in the last eight quarters, online newspaper Infonet.vn reported.
During the reviewed period, MPC’s net revenue reached VNĐ3.6 trillion, up 37.3 per cent year-on-year. The company’s cost of goods sold (COGS) on net revenue dropped sharply from nearly 93 per cent to 89 per cent, bringing gross profit to VNĐ398.2 billion, double the same period last year.
Thanks to a 26.4 per cent decrease in loan interest, financial expenses were lower than the same period last year. Corporate governance cost also declined sharply by 41 per cent to over VNĐ40 billion. Sales costs increased by 29 per cent to nearly VNĐ182 billion, resulting in a pre-tax profit of VNĐ134.4 billion.
Earning per share (EPS) reached VNĐ1,480, much higher than last year’s figure of VNĐ469.
In the first six months of 2017, MPC’s net revenue reached VNĐ6.34 billion, up 34.5 per cent year-on-year while its post-tax profit totalled VNĐ144 billion, seven times higher than the same period last year. EPS reached VNĐ2,104.
In 2017, MPC targets consolidated net profit of VNĐ841.28 billion. With the results achieved in the second quarter, the company has just completed about 17 per cent of the target.
At the end of Q2, MPC’s total assets reached VNĐ8.3 trillion, of which inventories accounted for nearly VNĐ4.4 trillion.
The company’s liabilities at the end of Q2 amounted to VNĐ5.9 trillion, accounting for 71 per cent of total capital. Of the estimated amount, short-term loans touched VNĐ3.3 trillion, up nearly two times compared to the beginning of this year, while long-term loans were over VNĐ2 trillion, down 41.3 per cent from the beginning of this year.
MPC recently approved the plan of its subsidiary Minh Phú Import and Export of Food Co Ltd to reduce its charter capital from a registered VNĐ40.8 billion down to the actual capital of VNĐ2 billion.
In addition, the Board of Directors approved additional investment into two shrimp farming areas for MPC’s shrimp farming development strategy.
Accordingly, it will add some VNĐ70 billion to increase charter capital of Minh Phú - KG Seafood Co Ltd to VNĐ220 billion, investing more VNĐ30 billion in Minh Phú–Lộc An Aquaculture Co to raise its chartered capital to VNĐ180 billion. — VNS