Albeit inflation still fetching high in some key export markets, seafood producers aspire to rosier business in the rest of the year, leveraging sound performance in the year to date and resumed demand at year-end period.
The third-quarter financial statements of many seafood firms have mirrored stellar figures.
Accordingly, Vinh Hoan Corporation, Vietnam’s largest basa fish exporter, eyed $141.7 million in third-quarter consolidated revenue and $20 million in consolidated post-tax profit, equal 46 per cent and 79 per cent jumps on-year respectively.
Vinh Hoan has attributed the strong revenue and profit growth to a spiking export price.
|Vietnam raked in $9.5 billion in seafood export value in the first 10 months, up 34 per cent on-year |
In the first three quarters, the company counted a total $467.6 million in cumulative revenue and $78.9 million in cumulative post-tax profit, showing increases of 69 per cent and 180 per cent on-year respectively.
With such figures, the company has reached 83 per cent of the full-year revenue target and exceeded its full-year profit target by over 13 per cent.
Meanwhile, in the first nine months this year, Sao Ta Food JSC (FMC) posted a 20 per cent jump in cumulative revenue and 36 per cent jump in cumulative post-tax profit on-year, counting $195.2 million in revenue and $10.4 million in post-tax profit.
|The third-quarter financial statements of many seafood firms have mirrored stellar figures. |
This means, by the end of September, FMC has reached 85 per cent of full-year revenue target and 77 per cent of the full-year profit target.
In Q3, Nam Viet Seafood JSC raked in $53.8 million in consolidated revenue, equal 89 per cent jump on-year, and $5.17 million in post-tax profit compared to loss level surpassing $565,000 one year ago when it was hardly hit by COVID-19.
In the first three quarters, the company eyed $163.1 million in cumulative revenue and $24.6 million in cumulative post-tax profit, equal increases of 54 per cent and 660 per cent on-year, respectively.
Minh Phu Corporation, Vietnam’s major shrimp exporter, however witnessed a less upbeat Q3 when the company’s revenue shed 9 per cent on-year to $105.3 million, and post-tax profit fell by 14.7 per cent to $8.56 million.
Thanks to buoyant business results in the first half this year, the company still posted $315.5 million in cumulative revenue in the first three quarters, a slight increase on-year, whereas its cumulative post-tax profit rose 4.4-fold to reach $21.2 million.
According to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters ad Producers (VASEP), businesses in the seafood sector would encounter a host of difficulties in the last quarter this year.
Rising expenses would push up the production cost and adversely affect the competitiveness of made-in-Vietnam seafood items in the global market.
VASEP, however, reported that many seafood businesses aspire to a healthy growth in the last quarter, leveraging spiking demand for seafood products at year-end festive season.
By the end of October, Vietnam’s seafood export generated $9.5 billion, showing a 34 per cent jump on-year.
With such figure, the country became the third-largest seafood exporter worldwide, just behind China and Norway.
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