FLC lost $9.6 million due to H.A.I stock

May 06, 2019 | 16:01
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In its first quarter consolidated financial report, FLC has to set aside a provision of VND220 billion ($9.6 million) for the investment of VND261 billion ($11.35 million) in H.A.I as the stock has been plummeting.
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FLC lost $9.6 million due to H.A.I stock

In the last four months of 2017, FLC was strongly buying the stocks of H.A.I. Agrochem JSC. So far, FLC has invested VND261 billion ($11.35 million) in H.A.I. by buying 23 million H.A.I. shares, accounting for 12.65 per cent, and is the company's largest shareholder.

However, FLC also has to set aside a provision of VND220 billion ($9.6 million), which reduced the value of its investment in H.A.I to only VND41 billion ($1.78 million).

Since FLC bought H.A.I stock at the end of 2017, the price plunged from the peak of VND22,000 ($0.96) to VND7,000 ($0.34) per share and has been below VND5,000 ($0.22) ever since February 2018. The stock ended the session on May 2 at only VND1,670 ($0.07). This continuous plunge forced FLC to set aside sizeable provisions.

The firm's financial statement also reported total short-term and long-term loans of VND5.2 trillion ($227.22 million).

Recently, on April 12, FLC announced Resolution No.45/2019/NQ-HDQT-FLC on issuing nearly 300 million shares at the unit price of VND10,000 ($0.43). At the end of May 2, the FLC stock was only at VND4,810 ($0.21) per share.

The financial report also showed that the net revenue of FLC in the first quarter reached VND2.98 trillion ($129.56 million), an increase of 35 per cent compared to 2018. However, after-tax profit was only VND8 billion ($347,826), down 92 per cent, because the cost of sales increased sharply.

Criteria First quarter, 2019 (unit: million dollar)

First quarter 2018

(unit: million dollar)
Increase/Decrease (per cent)
Net revenue 129.56 95.96 35
Cost of goods sales 125.87 86 46
Gross profit 3.65 9.91 -63
Gross profit margin 2.8 per cent 10.3 per cent
Financial revenue 13.56 5.78


Financial expenses 4.87 3.43 42
Interest expenses 3.78 3.43 10
Sales expenses 4.2 2 111
Enterprise cost management 6.8 4.2 62
Other profit 1.8 -0.08
After-tax profit 0.35 4.3 -92

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