VIS to up foreign ownership

Posted on 06 March 2018

Source: Viet Nam News

The Vietnam-Italy Steel JSC (VIS) plans to lift the cap of foreign ownership in the company from the current limit of 49 per cent.

The plan aims to attract more capital, improve the liquidity for the firm shares on the stock market and serve further business development.

The company’s management board will propose shareholders at the coming annual shareholders’ meeting approve the company’s request to withdraw from some of the business sectors involved in national security and safety such as transportation. 

In 2017, VIS earned VNĐ6.1 trillion (US$271 million) in net revenue, a yearly increase of 64 per cent and equal to 98 per cent of its full-year targeted figure.

The company recorded VNĐ55.3 billion in pre-tax profit, a decrease of 26 per cent year on year and equal to 36 per cent of the target for 2017.

VIS also plans to pay VNĐ36.9 billion in dividend for shareholders, equal to a 5 per cent dividend payout ratio.

The company targets its revenue will increase by 16 per cent annually to VNĐ7.09 trillion this year and its pre-tax profit will rise 64 per cent to VNĐ90.4 billion.


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