[FiinPro Data] 672 companies (accounting for nearly 90% of capitalization) reported 2018 profits with a 18% growth
According to statistics from FiinPro Platform, as of January 31, 2019, a total of 672 companies (accounting for 88.4% of market capitalization on 3 stock exchanges) announced Q4/2018 financial statements. The updated 2018 business results changed significantly compared to our January 24 statistics, specifically:
- Total 2018 announced net profit was at about VND243 trillion, up 18.0% compared to 2017. However, if excluding the extraordinary profit of VHM (up nearly VND13,000 billion), the total net profit only grew 11.8%. Overall ROE of the market reached 14.0%, down from 14.5% in 2017; while ROA edged up from 2.5% to 2.7%.
- 557 companies reported profits in 2018, accounting for 83% of businesses that announced Q4/2018 financial statements. Some notable companies with the largest profits were VCB (VND 14,641 billion), VHM (VND14,223 billion), GAS (VND12,102 billion) and VNM (VND10,227 billion).
- 307 companies achieved their planned profits, accounting for only 45.7% of businesses that announced Q4/2018 financial statements, including GAS (188.3%), MSN (158.4%) and VEA (144.1%).
- Companies with the strongest growth in 2018 included VHM (909.7%), ACB (142.5%), ANV (321.5%) and MSR (222.3%).
- Real Estate sector led the profit growth with an increase of 78%, mainly due to the sudden profit from VHM. Excluding VHM, profit of the whole industry only rose 15.6%. Total profit announced by 54 companies reached about VND36 trillion, equivalent to 83% of the sector’s profit plan.
- In Q4/2018, total sector’s profit reached VND11,915 billion, growing 103.7% compared to Q4/2017. Companies with the highest Q4 profits were VHM (VND2,347 billion), NVL (VND1,859 billion) and VIC (VND 1,638 billion).
- In 2018, the Real Estate sector saw a fairly equal growth among segments with 65% in Industrial Real Estate Development, 88% in Residential Real Estate Development and 84% in Office Real Estate Development. The sector’s ROE was improved from 9.7% to 11.3% while ROA rose from 3.2% to 4.4%.
- Despite some signs of deceleration, Banking sector showed profit growth of 32% in 2018, the second highest among sector groups. So far 16/17 listed banks have published data with a total profit of VND65.8 trillion, hitting 102.1% of the planned figure.
- In Q4/2018, many banks reported loss or negative growth such as CTG (VND687 billion loss), EIB (VND247 billion loss), BID (down 36% yoy), LPB (down 45% yoy). Total Q4/2018 profit hit VND16,916 billion, up only 13% compared to Q4/2017.
- In Q4/2018, the sector’s net interest income reached VND44,587 billion, up 3.2% compared from Q4/2017 and down 6.2% from Q3/2018. During the period, CTG’s net interest income was only VND572.5 billion, down sharply from VND7,507 billion in Q3/2018.
- Loans and advances to customers of 16 above-mentioned banks hit VND4,160 trillion, up 13.5% from the beginning of the year but only 1.7% from the end of Q3/2018.
- Oil & Gas and Construction & Materials were the two sectors with the strongest decline in 2018. Specifically:
- Oil & Gas only gained a total profit of VND5,185 billion, down 43% compared to 2017. The main reason was the reduction in profit of 53% and 28% for BSR and OIL respectively. These are 2 tickers with IPO in 2018. Excluding them, the sector’s profit grew 35% with the contribution of PVD (up 315%) and PVS (up 28%). The sector’s ROE declined from 12.6% in 2017 to 7.5% in 2018. Similarly, ROA also dropped from 6.6% to 4.3%.
- Construction & Materials achieved a total profit of VND10,683 billion, down 26% compared to 2017 and reaching only 79% of the year’s plan. ROS and CII led the decline in profit with of 78% and 94% reduction respectively. In 2018, ROS only achieved VND186 billion profit compared to VND849 billion in 2017, while CII only earned VND86 billion compared to VND1,514 billion last year.
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