Ha Noi to divest a 46.9 per cent stake worth US$12.5 million in Vinawind

By Nga Vu - Mar 08, 2018 | 08:24 AM GMT+7

TheLEADERHanoi People's Committee has announced that it will sell the entire 46.9 per cent of stake, equivalent to 6.7 million shares, in Thong Nhat Electromechanical Joint Stock Company (abbreviated as Vinawind) at the starting price of VND42,400 (US$1.78) per share.

Ha Noi to divest a 46.9 per cent stake worth US$12.5 million in Vinawind
Vinawind's factory. Photo: Vinawind

The auction will be held on March 30 at Hanoi Stock Exchange (HXN). Foreign investors are allowed to purchase all of these shares.

At the starting price of VND42,400 (US$1.78) per share, it is expected that Hanoi will obtain at least VND284.3 billion (US$12.5 million) if the auction is successfully conducted.

In addition to the Hanoi People's Committee, two other major shareholders of Vinawind include Saigon - Hanoi Insurance Joint Stock Corporation (BSH) with the shareholding of 20.98 per cent and Vietnam Aviation Insurance Joint Stock Company (VNI) with a 19.24 per cent stake.

Vinawind was established in early 1965. It is one of the largest electric fans manufacturers in Vietnam.

Previously, this state-owned enterprise conducted the equitization and IPO (initial public offering) successfully in March 2015.

Vinawind has a charter capital of VND143 billion (US$6.3 million), equivalent to 14.3 million shares, of which three domestic organizations hold 87.12 per cent and 834 domestic individuals hold 12.88 per cent.

In 2017, Vinawind’s revenue reached VND938 billion (US$41.3 million), up 3 per cent compared to same period of 2016. After deducting expenses, the company earned a net profit of VND67 billion (US$2.9 million) and a cumulative profit of VND74 billion (US$3.2 million).

In 2018, Vinawind has targeted the revenue of VND998 billion (US$43.9 million) and after-tax profit over VND67 billion (US$2.9 million).