Masan Group receives recognition at 'Vietnam’s 50 Best Performing Companies'

September 18, 2023 | 17:11
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On September 16, Masan Group achieved distinction in two notable categories namely “Vietnam’s 50 Best Performing Companies” and "Billion Dollar Enterprise 2023," as recognised by Nhip Cau Dau Tu magazine.
Masan Group receives recognition at 'Vietnam’s 50 Best Performing Companies'

The “Vietnam’s 50 Best Performing Companies” ranking is highly regarded annual assessment undertaken by Nhip Cau Dau Tu in partnership with Thien Viet Securities Company.

It is guided by the insights of leading economic and business experts from Harvard Business School. The aim of this ranking is to identify and commend companies operating on the Vietnamese stock market that exhibit remarkable effectiveness and performance.

The Top 50 ranking methodology involves a comprehensive assessment of companies' performance over a three-year period, focusing on three key growth indicators: revenue, return on equity (ROE), and return on shares. These measurements are designed to provide an objective evaluation of the management capabilities of each enterprise.

Over the course of 12 successful years (2010-2023), the ranking has consistently conducted surveys and rankings. The 2023 announcement ceremony stands as a distinguished event dedicated to honouring companies with significant scale, substantial capitalisation, and impressive growth rates.

10 years in “Vietnam’s 50 Best Performing Companies”

In this year's ranking, entities have demonstrated their prowess across a spectrum of vital economic domains, including but not limited to retail, consumer goods, banking, manufacturing, and export.

As an illustrative case, the Masan Group has garnered accolades in two distinguished categories: “Vietnam’s 50 Best Performing Companies” and "Billion Dollar Enterprise 2023." Remarkably, this marks the 10th occasion that Masan Group has earned a spot since 2011.

With more than 27 years of growth, Masan Group stands as the leading enterprise in Vietnam's consumer and retail sector. Currently, Masan operates a network exceeding 3,500 sales outlets' quality, catering to vital consumer requirements.

The group further champions inventive strategies and technological investments, fostering the creation of diverse, top-tier products to meet domestic demands and facilitate exports to key markets including the United States, Japan, Australia, Korea, and Canada.

Masan Group receives recognition at 'Vietnam’s 50 Best Performing Companies'

In the first half of 2023, Masan recorded total assets of around VND140.85 trillion ($5.8 billion), with total equity amounting to VND37.52 trillion ($1.55 billion). Notably, cash and cash equivalents totalled $554.29 million. Furthermore, during the second quarter of 2023, the company's free cash flow displayed consistent improvement, surging to $68.41 million in comparison to a mere $6.6 million during the same period in 2022.

During the initial six months of 2023, Masan demonstrated resilience in its business performance, navigating through the challenging macroeconomic landscape. Masan achieved a net revenue of $1.54 billion during this period, reflecting a remarkable 3.6 per cent surge from the $1.48 billion achieved in the corresponding span of 2022.

The operating profit of The CrownX (TCX), Masan's integrated retail consumer platform, which Masan Consolidated WinCommerce (WCM) and Masan Consumer Holdings (MCH), experienced a remarkable year-year-year growth of 38.8 per cent. This exceptional progress was underpinned by the robust underpinnings of its consumer goods enterprise.

Held in high regard by top global institutions

In a recent development, J.P. Morgan, a venerable and globally renowned firm specialising in financial services, investment banking, and asset management, has provided a forward-looking projection for the growth prospects of Masan shares.

J.P. Morgan's forecast indicates that the target price for MSN shares in the year 2024 is anticipated to be at VND102,000 per share. Furthermore, they anticipate an average annual compound EPS growth of 36 per cent from 2023 to 2025.

Masan Group receives recognition at 'Vietnam’s 50 Best Performing Companies'

"Vietnam stands out as the most captivating and extraordinary narrative of consumer growth within the Asian region," said J.P. Morgan in a recent report.

Furthermore, J.P. Morgan offered an optimistic perspective on Vietnamese consumer stocks over the next twelve months. According to their evaluation, the consumer retail market in Vietnam is poised for substantial growth, propelled by the nation's rapidly expanding economy, the burgeoning middle-class population, and the accelerating trend of urbanisation.

As per J.P. Morgan's analysis, Masan shares have assumed a prominent role in representing Vietnam's alluring consumption narrative, owing to their prominent standing in a substantial and promising retail market.

Masan's strategic capital allocation efforts, which prioritise key areas of consumption, retail, and the advancement of the existing consumer market, further bolster their position as a standout example of Vietnam's compelling consumption narrative.

Despite a demanding macroeconomic environment and sluggish domestic consumption, Masan managed to attain growth and secured its place within the esteemed "Top 50 Most Effective Companies in Vietnam" list, earning accolades from prominent global organisations.

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Since 2022, Masan has consistently advanced its strategic initiatives across the business spectrum, further cementing its solid position. Its dedicated efforts have garnered recognition both domestically and internationally.

By Thanh Van

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