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Habeco to list on UPCom on October 28

Update: October, 27/2016 - 10:17
Hanoi Beer, a brand name of Habeco. The company will list shares on UPCoM on October 28. — Photo

HÀ NỘI – Hà Nội Beer Alcohol and Beverage Joint Stock Corporation (Habeco) will start its first trading day on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) on October 28, eight years after its initial public offering in March 2008.

Almost 232 million shares of the beverage company will be traded under the stock code BHN at the reference price of VNĐ39,000 (US$1.75) per share on its first trading date.

Habeco, headquartered in Hà Nội with charter capital of over VNĐ2.3 trillion, is the third largest beer company in Vietnam with popular brands Hanoi Beer and Trúc Bạch Beer. It owns 17 subsidiary and nine affiliated companies with total production capacity of over 800 million litres of beer a year.

The company has 623 shareholders, of which the Ministry of Industry and Trade is the biggest stakeholder with a 81.79-per-cent capital, followed by Carlsberg Group with a 17.08 per cent stake.

The brewery has stable performance thanks to large consumption in the country. Việt Nam was among top five Asian beer-drinking countries in 2015, consuming 31.7 billion litres a year.

Habeco reported total revenues of over VNĐ9.7 trillion and net profits of VNĐ951 billion in 2015. It has targeted product sales of VNĐ7.9 trillion with 525 million litres of beer, and profits of VNĐ848 billion in 2016.

Dividend payment this year is expected at 15 per cent, up from 10 per cent in 2015.

Total production of beer nation-wide reached nearly 2.7 billion litres in the first nine months of this year, up 9 per cent year-on-year. Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) is the largest producer with over 1.2 billion litres and Habeco 541 million litres, a recent report of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) showed.

The Prime Minister has requested both Habeco and Sabeco to list stocks on the stock exchange before selling State capital to ensure transparency.

The State is expected to sell its entire holdings in these two companies next year. – VNS

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