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SCIC, Viettel sell Vinaconex stake

Update: November, 23/2018 - 09:00
A Vinaconex construction project on repairing downgraded apartment buildings on Hà Nội’s Láng Hạ Street. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) on Thursday sold its complete ownership in the Vietnam Construction and Import-Export JSC (Vinaconex) for VNĐ7.36 trillion (US$327.4 million).

SCIC sold all of its more than 254.9 million shares for VNĐ28,900 ($1.28) per share.

The successful bid price for Vinaconex shares was 35.7 per cent higher than the starting bid price of VNĐ21,300 per share set for the auction.

SCIC had earlier expected it would receive at least VNĐ5.43 trillion from the Thursday deal.

Vinaconex is listing more than 441.7 million shares on the Hà Nội Stock Exchange with code VCG.

The company shares closed Thursday flat at VNĐ18,500 per share, a gain of 7.5 per cent in the last week.

SCIC had tried to offload 96.3 million Vinaconex shares in December 2017 but could only sell 5.3 million shares. The deal was considered “unsuccessful” to market analysts.

Viettel’s flat sale

The military telecommunication group Viettel on Thursday also offloaded its 94 million Vinaconex shares for VNĐ2 trillion.

Viettel had earlier expected it would earn some VNĐ2 trillion from the deal.

Vinaconex owns and manages 3.2 million square metres of land, covering its 16 construction projects. Of the total land area, the company is renting three million square metres of land to construct seven projects.

The largest project, covering 2.7 million square metres, is located at the Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park in Hà Nội.

Other large projects included the Bắc An Khánh Urban Area (Splendora) in Hà Nội’s Hoài Đức District and two buildings with investment capital of VNĐ1.25 trillion.

Vinaconex is also repairing some downgraded apartment buildings on Hà Nội’s Láng Hạ Street, which costs the firm total VNĐ1.56 trillion.

The company had announced it would lock the foreign ownership cap at zero per cent. According to the company’s management board, the firm had operated in labour and drug export sectors, in which foreign capital is now allowed.

In the third quarter of 2018, Vinaconex recorded VNĐ2.22 trillion in net revenue, down 8.7 per cent year on year, and VNĐ185.4 billion in post-tax profit, a yearly decline of 29 per cent.

After nine months, the company’s post-tax profit fell 40 per cent year on year to VNĐ368 billion. The value of total asset reached more than VNĐ20 trillion and its total loan was VNĐ4 trillion. — VNS


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