|State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) expects to make a pre-tax profit of VNĐ6.6 trillion (US$290.5 million) in 2017, posting a 33 per cent year-on-year increase.— Photo sggp.org.vn
HÀ NỘI — State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) expects to make a pre-tax profit of VNĐ6.6 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 Hà Nội that it posted revenue of VNĐ7.38 trillion and after-tax profit of VNĐ6.3 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 VNĐ932 billion from its divestments, 2.2 times higher than their cost prices.
By selling a 5.4 per cent stake in Việt Nam Dairy Product JSC (Vinamilk), which was directly paid to the State budget, SCIC collected VNĐ21.2 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 VNĐ28 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 VNĐ186,000 per share in a deal worth a total of VNĐ9 trillion.
By the end of last year, SCIC was managing State capital worth VNĐ19.1 trillion in book value at 133 enterprises. SCIC plans to step up the handover of State capital ownership, strengthen management and continue restructuring as well as speed up the sale of State capital. Its financial investment activities will also be increased.
Nguyễn Chí Thành, SCIC’s deputy general director, said SCIC met the set targets. It was not in a hurry to sell stakes in State-owned capital in 2017 as it forecast the VN-Index would be higher this year.
“We keep assets to sell them when the VN-Index increases, thus creating higher value for divestments,” Thành said. — VNS