Business news from Ukraine

BASHTANKA CHEESE FACTORY SEES UAH 46 MLN OF NET PROFIT IN 2017

Public joint-stock company Bashtanka Cheese Factory (Mykolaiv region), a large cheese producers in Ukraine, saw UAH 46.007 million of net profit in 2017, and this is 4.7% more than a year ago.
According to a company report in the information disclosure system of the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market, its net revenue last year grew by 27.4%, to UAH 846.92 million.
Gross profit rose by 17.7% in a year, to UAH 165.21 million, and operating profit – by 4.7%, to UAH 74.06 million.
Hard cheese sales in money terms grew by 28.4%, to UAH 427.9 million, and slightly rose in kind, to 4,360 tonnes.
Bashtanka Cheese Factory is part of the Milk Alliance created in June 2006 as a holding company with the charter capital of UAH 23.5 million and a balance sheet, 99.9% of which consists of long-term financial investments.

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LAVINA MALL IN KYIV POSTS UAH 120 MLN OF NET PROFIT IN Q1

Lavina Mall LLC (Kyiv), the owner of Lavina Mall in Kyiv, posted UAH 119.9 million of net profit in January-March 2018 compared with net loss of UAH 114 million year-over-year.
According to a financial report of the company in the information disclosure system of the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market, net revenue grew 2.6-fold, to UAH 154.9 million.
Gross profit soared 11-fold, reaching UAH 98.4 million, and operating profit – 19-fold, to UAH 154.9 million.
Uncovered loss in Q1 2018 fell by 34%, to UAH 229 million.
Total bills receivable over the period rose by 6.8%, to UAH 546.8 million.
Non-current liabilities increased 5%, to UAH 1.72 billion, and current liabilities decreased 18%, to UAH 820 million.
Lavina Mall was opened early December 2016.
Megaline LLC (Kyiv) was the developer of the mall.
Lavina Mall LLC was founded in 2013. Its core business is leasing and operation of own and leased property.
According to the unified public register of companies, the only participant of Lavina Mall LLC as of April 2018 was Iksoria Business Limited (Nicosia, Cyprus). The ultimate beneficiary is Toms Per Andres (Sweden), while as of Q3 2017 Vagif Aliyev was the ultimate beneficiary.

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OTP BANK SEES 2.3-FOLD RISE IN PROFIT IN Q1

OTP Bank (Kyiv) in January-March 2018 saw UAH 670.493 million of net profit, which is a 2.3-fold rise year-over-year.
According to a financial report posted on the bank’s website, its net interest income grew by 21%, to UAH 584.507 million, and non-interest income increased 3.24-fold, to UAH 395.402 million, including a rise of 26.8% in net commission income, to UAH 255.924 million.
Operating expenses grew by 8%, to UAH 351.757 million.
The bank’s assets rose by 5.1%, to UAH 30.9 million, including a 6.1% rise in loans issued to clients, to UAH 18.08 billion.
Funds of clients grew by 2.9%, to UAH 26.4 million.
OTP Bank was founded in 1998. Its sole shareholder is Hungary’s OTP Bank Plc. OTP Bank is part of OPT banking group, which also includes OTP Factoring Ukraine LLC, AMC OTP Capital, OTP Leasing LLC, and OTP Credit LLC.
OTP Bank ranked 12th among 84 banks operating in the country on January 1, 2018 by total assets (UAH 29.822 billion), according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

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UKRAINIAN TAX SERVICE STATES RISE IN NUMBER OF MILLIONAIRES, 44% OF THEM ARE REGISTERED IN KYIV

Some 4,063 taxpayers declared income in the amount of more than UAH 1 million received in 2017, the youngest millionaire living in Cherkasy is seven years old, the State Fiscal Service has said. “Compared with the corresponding period last year, the number of millionaires this year increased by 559 citizens or by 16%. One citizen declared income exceeding UAH 1 billion,” the press service of the agency said, citing acting head of the service Myroslav Prodan.
The largest number of millionaires, some 2,270 taxpayers, are citizens aged 45 and older, whereas 1,605 citizens at the age of 30 to 45 years declared income exceeding UAH 1 million, and 188 citizens under 30 years. The oldest millionaire is 99 years old (Kyiv).
According to the agency, millionaires received UAH 9.8 billion income mainly at the expense of the item “other income” (additional benefit, interest accrued on deposit accounts at the bank, dividends, etc.), UAH 6.3 billion of foreign income, UAH 3.6 billion of income from operations for the sale or exchange of movable and immovable property, and UAH 2.5 billion of inheritance or received as a gift.
“Almost 44% of the total number of millionaires are registered in Kyiv (1,816 people). Among the leaders are also Kharkiv region with 299 people, Dnipropetrovsk region with 269 people, Kyiv region with 275 people, and Odesa region with 207 people,” Prodan said.
At the same time, according to the agency, the average annual income of one millionaire in Ukraine is UAH 8.2 million.

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UKRAINE EXPORTS ELECTRICITY FOR $109 MLN IN 2018, HUNGARY BUYS FOR $69 MLN

Ukraine in January-April this year exported electricity for $109.331 million, in particular in April for $28.86 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, in January-April electricity was supplied to Hungary for the amount of $69.146 million, Poland for $26.466 million, Moldova for $10.939 million and other countries for $2.779 million.
Thus, in monetary terms exports of Ukrainian electricity in January-April 2018 increased by 33.5% compared to the same period in 2017 ($81.899 million).
In addition, Ukraine in January-April 2018 imported electricity for $562,000 (from Russia for $539,000, from Belarus for $22,000 and Moldova for $1,000).

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UKRAINE SEES 47% RISE IN CRUDE OIL IMPORTS IN JAN-APR, IMPORTS IS USD156 MLN

Ukraine increased imports of crude oil (foreign trade code 2709) by 47.4% or 95,986 tonnes in January-April 2018 year-over-year, to 298,340 tonnes. The State Fiscal Service reported that oil for $156.302 million was imported, which is 68.8% more than in January-April 2017 ($92.615 million).
Ukraine in January-April 2018 imported crude oil for $146.022 million from Azerbaijan, $7.176 million from Algeria, $1.844 million from Iran and $1.259 million from other countries.
The country did not export crude oil in January-April.
As reported, Ukraine in 2011 imported 5.826 million tonnes of oil for $4.384 billion, in 2012 – 1.544 million tonnes for $1.233 billion, in 2013 – 761,058 tonnes for $630.282 million, in 2014 – 178,613 tonnes for $146.533 million, in 2015 – 248,158 tonnes for $89.039 million, in 2016 – 515,954 tonnes for $173.835 million, in 2017 – 1.013 million tonnes of oil for $442.219 million.

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