|A Vietjet representative (centre) receives the Forbes award. — VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company (HOSE code: VJC) was recognised as one of Việt Nam’s 50 best listed companies in 2019 by Forbes Magazine during an award ceremony in HCM City on Thursday.
This year's list also including other leading companies on the HCM Stock Exchange (HOSE) and Hà Nội Stock Exchange (HNX) such as dairy firm Vietnamilk, beer maker Sabeco, IT giant FPT Corp, DHG Pharmaceutical, insurance-finance group Bảo Việt, digital retailer Mobile World and realty developer Vingroup.
Honoured companies this year were rated on the basis of compound annual growth, profit, return on equity, earnings per share growth between 2013 and 2018, branding, quality of corporate management, source of profit and the prospect of sustainable development.
According to Forbes, the total capitalisation of the 50 companies reached US$94 billion, accounting for 63 per cent of the total market capitalisation on the two bourses.
|Representatives from Việt Nam’s 50 best listed companies in 2019 pose for a photo. — VNS Photo|
Vietjet has been recognised for the third consecutive year since its official listing on HOSE in February 2017. VJC shares quickly attracted investors’ attention and the company was added to the VN30 basket for the 30 largest listed firms in its first year of trading.
Vietjet’s revenue from air transport saw a yearly increase of 22 per cent to more than VNĐ20.14 trillion (US$865 million) in the first half of this year. The company also saw a year-on-year rise of 16 per cent in its six month pre-tax profit to more than VNĐ1.56 trillion ($67 million).
From January to June, Vietjet operated more than 68,820 flights, equivalent to 45 per cent of all flights operated by Vietnamese carriers, and transported 13.5 million passengers. These figures helped the airline maintain its leading position in domestic air transportation with a 44 per cent market share. VNS