Passengers check in at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport in HCM City. — VNS Photo Tiến Lực
HÀ NỘI — The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) posted a record loss of over VNĐ856 billion (US$37.3 million) in post-tax profit in the third quarter, blaming the poor performance on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the biggest quarterly loss since the firm’s initial public offering in 2016. That compared to the loss of over VNĐ356 billion in Q2 last year, when airlines had to suspend their entire networks.
The net revenue from sales and service provision stood at around VNĐ370 billion in Q3, down 74.3 per cent year on year. The firm suffered from a loss of more than VNĐ1 trillion in core business activities, according to its consolidated financial statement.
Although its net revenue dropped strongly under COVID-19 impacts, the ACV has still had to carry out policies supporting airlines.
The ACV earned nearly VNĐ500 billion in profit in the first nine months of 2021, but the sum plunged by three times from 2020.
By September 30, its total asset value had dropped by over VNĐ1.5 trillion from the start of this year to VNĐ55.36 trillion.
The corporation looks to gain more than VNĐ10.56 trillion in revenue and VNĐ2.36 trillion in pre-tax profit in 2021. However, after nine months, it had fulfilled just almost 36 per cent and 26 per cent of the respective targets. — VNS