Business news from Ukraine

Pivdenkoks reduced its net loss by 95%

In 2023, Pivdenkoks (Kamianske, Dnipropetrovska oblast) reduced its net loss by 95.2% year-on-year to UAH 58 million 25.2 thousand.

According to the agenda of the annual meeting of shareholders, which will be held remotely, voting will begin on April 12 this year and end on April 30.

The shareholders intend to summarize the results of work in 2023 and approve the reports, as well as agree to repay the loss for the year at the expense of future periods’ profits.

In addition, the shareholders will approve significant transactions made in 2021-2023, as well as preliminary approve transactions for a year from the date of their approval, i.e. for 2024 and early 2025.

The meeting will decide on the sale of the company’s own shares, which were bought back from shareholders or acquired in any other way.

As reported, Pivdenkoks ended 2022 with a net loss of UAH 1 billion 206.942 million, while in 2021 it made a net profit of UAH 1 billion 292.672 million.

According to the third quarter of 2023, Dashuria Ltd. (Cyprus) owns 94.9565% of the company’s shares.

Metinvest B.V. (Netherlands) reported in its 2018 report that the company acquired a 23.71% stake in Pivdenkoks for $30 million.

The authorized capital of Pivdenkoks is UAH 171.918 million, with a share price of UAH 0.25.


Odesa Cognac Factory ended 2023 with loss

PrJSC Odesa Cognac Factory, one of the largest cognac producers in Ukraine, reduced its loss to UAH 6.658 million in 2023 compared to a net loss of UAH 44.434 million in 2022.

According to the company’s report in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NSSMC), its assets decreased by 2.7% to UAH 989.587 million over the year, while total receivables decreased by 7.9% to UAH 575.267 million.

At the same time, the company increased its revenue by 22.8% year-on-year to UAH 1.166 billion. At the same time, the staff of Odesa Cognac Factory PJSC decreased by 45 people over the year to 300 employees.

According to the report, at the annual shareholders’ meeting on April 29, it is planned to terminate the powers of the supervisory board and make a number of changes to the company’s charter, and then delegate the powers of the current chairman of the supervisory board to sign contractual relations with the newly elected members of the board.

According to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities and Individual Entrepreneurs, Odesa Cognac Factory PrJSC is owned by Ukrainian businessman and owner of the Global Spirits alcohol holding Yevhen Cherniak.

Global Spirits is a large international alcohol holding company that unites Khortytsia Distillery (Zaporizhzhia), Odesa Cognac Factory (Odesa) and Ukrainian Distribution Company. The central office is located in New York (USA).

The holding owns more than 15 local, regional and international brands: “Khortytsia, Pervak, Shustov, Morosha, Oreanda, San Marino, Mikado, Medovukha, etc.

Global Spirits products are exported to more than 87 countries.

On February 24, 2022, Global Spirits revoked its license to manufacture and distribute its products in the Russian market due to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.

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Stalkanat-Silur reduced its loss by 92.4%

PrJSC “Production Association “Stalkanat-Silur” (Odesa) ended 2023 with a net loss of UAH 720 thousand, while in 2022 it amounted to UAH 9.494 million.

According to the information for the annual general meeting of shareholders scheduled for April 18 this year, which will be held remotely, the company’s retained earnings at the end of last year amounted to UAH 102.193 million.

The shareholders will summarize the results of the year 2023, including reports from the CEO, the Supervisory Board and the auditor, and decide on covering losses from future periods’ profits. The company’s charter and bylaws will also be amended, and the election of members of the supervisory board will be held.

As reported earlier, the general meeting of shareholders held on September 3, 2021, decided to spin off Stalkanat-Silur and establish a new company, Stalkanat, with the transfer of some property, rights and obligations to it in accordance with the approved distribution balance sheet.

Stalkanat-Silur CEO Sergey Lavrinenko previously explained to Interfax-Ukraine that all shares in the newly created PrJSC Stalkanat are to be distributed among all shareholders of PrJSC Stalkanat-Silur. The shareholders agreed to spin off Stalkanat, which will take over the Odesa industrial site. In turn, Stalkanat-Silur will also be retained, with Silur located in the temporarily uncontrolled territory (Khartsyzsk, Donetsk Oblast) on its balance sheet.

PJSC PA “Stalkanat-Silur” (Odesa) previously had two branches – in Odesa and in Khartsyzsk, Donetsk region, on the oil and gas pipeline. On December 1, 2016, the company’s management officially announced the closure of the company’s branch in Khartsyzsk – the relevant announcement was published in the newspaper Uriadovyi Kurier. Later, the management of PJSC “PA “Stalkanat-Silur” announced the seizure of the company’s branch in Khartsyzsk on the tubing and sent a statement to the National Police.

According to the third quarter of 2023, David Nemyrovsky (Ukraine) owns 50.0001% of the shares of PJSC PAO Stalkanat-Silur, Anton Mikhalenko (Israel) owns 23.7%, and Maria Kondratyuk (Ukraine) owns 23.1%.

The authorized capital of PJSC Stalkanat-Silur currently amounts to UAH 8.346 million.


Elworthy, major Ukrainian manufacturer of agricultural machinery, ended 2023 with loss of UAH 85 mln

According to preliminary data, a large Ukrainian manufacturer of sowing and tillage machinery Elworthy JSC (formerly Chervona Zirka, Kropivnitsky) has completed 2023 with a loss of UAH 85.85 mln, which is 81.6% more than the same indicator of 2022.

The corresponding information is contained in the agenda of the general meeting of shareholders of the company, scheduled for April 25, published in the disclosure system of the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market (NCSSM).

According to the draft decision of the meeting, the losses are planned to be repaid at the expense of retained earnings of previous years.

According to the Clarity-project resource, the company’s retained earnings amounted to UAH 611.039 million by the beginning of this year.

The meeting also intends, in particular, to re-elect the Supervisory Board.

JSC “Elworthy”, which is part of the group of enterprises “Elworthy Group” of businessman Pavel Shtutman, specializes in the production of seeding and tillage equipment: seeders for sowing grain and row crops, cultivators for continuous and inter-row tillage, disc harrows for resource-saving tillage.

As reported, in January-September 2023, the company has received UAH 59.17 million loss against net profit of UAH 29.3 million for the same period of 2022, with net income falling by 35% to UAH 422.93 million.

According to Clarity-project, net income for the whole of 2023 fell by 34.3% to UAH 490.7m.

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“Metinvest” ended last year with loss of $194 mln, revenue down 11%

In 2023, the consolidated net loss of Metinvest B.V. (Netherlands), the parent company of Metinvest Mining and Metallurgical Group, amounted to $194 million, while in 2022 it reached $2.193 billion (down 11 times).

According to the group’s annual report, its revenue fell by 11% from $8.288 billion to $7.397 billion in 2022, and EBITDA fell by 54% to $861 from $1.873 billion.

It is specified that the revenue of the metallurgical sector decreased by 15.2% to $4.846 billion, and the mining segment – by 0.8% to $2.551 billion.

At the same time, adjusted EBITDA of the group’s steel division decreased by 40.4% to $159 million and mining segment by 50.2% to $770 million.

Metinvest’s operating profit in 2023 amounted to $445 million against an operating loss of $1.426 billion in 2022.

In addition, free cash and cash equivalents increased to $646 million from $349 million at the end of 2022.

As reported, Metinvest B.V.’s consolidated net loss in 2022 amounted to $2.193 billion compared to a profit of $4.765 billion in 2021. At the same time, revenues fell by almost 2.2 times to $8.288 billion from $18.005 billion in 2021, and EBITDA fell by 3.4 times to $1.769 billion.

Revenue of the steel sector decreased by 2.5 times to $5.803 billion, the mining segment – by 1.8 times to $3.473 billion, adjusted EBITDA of the steel division fell by 11.1 times to $0.262 billion, and the mining segment – by 2.5 times to $1.448 billion. Metinvest’s operating loss in 2022 amounted to $1.426 billion, compared to a profit of $4.933 billion in 2021.

Taking into account asset write-downs of $1.283 billion and foreign exchange losses of $1.154 billion, the group’s total loss for 2022 amounted to $4.1 billion, compared to a total profit of $5.023 billion in 2021. Free cash flows decreased by 3.3 times to $0.349 billion.

“Metinvest is a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies. Its enterprises are located in Ukraine – in Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions, as well as in Europe.

The main shareholders of the holding are SCM Group (71.24%) and Smart Holding (23.76%), which jointly manage it.

Metinvest Holding LLC is the management company of Metinvest Group.


Zaporizhzhia Ferroalloy Plant suffered loss of UAH 677.9 mln

Zaporizhzhia Ferroalloy Plant (ZZF) ended January-September 2023 with a net loss of UAH 677.9 million, while in the same period of 2022 it made a net profit of UAH 1 billion 1.283 million.

According to the interim financial results report for January-September 2023, which is available to Interfax-Ukraine, the company reduced its net income by 68.7% to UAH 1 billion 347.930 million over the period.

Retained earnings as of the end of September 2023 amounted to UAH 3 billion 879.020 million.

As reported, in 2022, ZZF made a profit of UAH 523 million 27.621 thousand, in 2021 – a net profit of UAH 2 billion 402 million 251.119 thousand, in 2020 – a net profit of UAH 682.297 million, while it ended 2019 with a net loss of UAH 600.607 million.

As reported, Pokrovsky Mining and Processing Plant (PGOK, formerly Ordzhonikidze Mining and Processing Plant) and Marganetsky Mining and Processing Plant (MGOK, both in Dnipropetrovska oblast), both part of the group, stopped mining and processing crude manganese ore in late October and early November 2023, while NFP and ZFP stopped smelting ferroalloys.

Prior to nationalization, the business of ZZF, NFP, Stakhanovsky ZF (which is on the tubing line), Pokrovske (formerly Ordzhonikidze) and Marganetsky mining and processing plants was organized by Privatbank.

Zaporizhzhia Ferroalloy Plant is one of the two main Ukrainian producers of these products.

According to the third quarter of 2023, Matrimax Limited and Soltex Limited own 22.4486% of the company’s shares, Tapesta Limited – 18.8903%, Walltron Limited (all Cyprus) – 18.642%, and Halefield Holdings Limited (Belize) – 7.7508%.

The authorized capital of ZZF is UAH 227.955 million, with a par value of UAH 0.1 per share.