The State will divest all its capital at Hapro by selling 65 per cent of Hapro’s stake to strategic investors.
For investors, the main appeal of Hapro is the firm’s access to prime land plots in central Ha Noi. With the initial offer price of VND12,800 (US$0.56), the strategic investor will have to spend nearly VND1,900 billion to purchase 65 per cent of Hapro’s stake.
In addition, 1,074,000 preferential shares will be sold to Hapro’s employees, accounting for 0.5 per cent of charter capital; The remaining 75,926,000 shares (34.5 per cent of charter capital) will be offered in a public auction.
As of June 2017, Hapro had a total asset of VND3,986 billion (US$175,75 million) and equity of VND1,976 billion (US$87,12million). In the first half of this year, the company obtained revenue of VND1,898 billion (US$83.68 million) and pretax profit of VND13.4 billion (US$590,828).
Hapro is currently operating supermarkets, Hapromart convenient stores, and Unimart-Seika co-branded supermarkets. In addition, the company's revenue is earned mainly from export of agricultural products such as rice, cashew nuts, coffee and handicrafts.
Last year, exports accounted for VND3,545 billion (US$156.3 million) out of total revenue of more than VND4,100 billion (US$180,77 million). In the first half of this year, export turnover reached US$59 million, a 19 per cent year-on-year decline.
Hapro is renting land from the State and pays land rental fee based on the land use plan approved by the competent authority and the law on land management and use. Under the equitization plan recently approved, Hapro must settle any problem regarding house and land (if any) before being officially transformed into a joint-stock company.