Việt Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) wants to sell all the assets of its finance subsidiary Post and Telecommunication Finance Company Limited (PTF) for at least VNĐ500 billion (US$21.9 million).
|Việt Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group planned its equitisation in 2019. - VNA Photo Minh Tú
The public auction for PTF will be held on February 1, 2018. Participating investors must pay a deposit of VNĐ50 billion.
Withdrawal from PTF is part of the VNPT’s plan to divest from non-core businesses.
Founded in 1998, PTF is Việt Nam’s first finance company, wholly owned by VNPT, with charter capital of VNĐ500 billion.
In the first half of this year, PFT reported modest profit of VNĐ2.79 billion. Its assets until the end of the June 2016 were only equal to VNĐ384 billion.
The company reported profits of VNĐ19 billion in 2014, VNĐ21 trillion in 2015 and VNĐ19 trillion in 2016.
Prepare for equitisation
At a conference on Friday, Trần Mạnh Hùng, chairman of VNPT, said the group expected its restructuring plan and development strategy would get the Prime Minister’s approval early, which was the base for equitising the group in 2019.
Hùng said its development strategy in the 2018-2025 period with a vision to 2030 is aimed at renovating its growth model towards improving productivity and competitiveness.
It report revealed that the group earned revenue of VNĐ144.7 trillion in 20017, rising by 7 per cent over the previous year. Its pre-tax profit reached VNĐ5.1 trillion, up by 21 per cent.
VNPT paid an estimated sum of more than VNĐ4 trillion to the State budget in 2017, up by 9.3 per cent.
It has 34.1 million mobile subscribers and 4.6 million Internet broadband subscribers until the end of 2017.