Business news from Ukraine

COUNTRY’S LARGEST GAS PRODUCING COMPANY UKRGAZVYDOBUVANNIA SEES 11% FALL IN NET PROFIT

JSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia saw an 11% fall in net profit in 2018, to UAH 27.135 billion (around $1 billion).
According to the financial statements audited by Deloitte and posted on the company’s website, net revenue in 2018 grew by 5.2%, to UAH 78.97 billion, while gross profit fell by 8.8%, to UAH 38.368 billion.
In 2018, the company saw revenue from sale of natural gas and oil in the amount of UAH 69.825 billion (a rise of 3.7% on 2017), from sale of refined petroleum products – UAH 8.465 billion (a rise of 21.4%), fossil fuel extraction and preparation services – UAH 220.216 million (a fall of 31.6%), and other goods and services – UAH 459.661 million (a rise of 3%).
The royalty for the use of subsoil and other taxes in 2018 was UAH 25.268 billion (a rise of 13.4% year-over-year), depreciation totaled UAH 9.84 billion (a rise of 47.7%), staff costs and social payments came to UAH 3.007 billion (a rise of 34.4%), and other costs – UAH 2.487 billion (a rise of 35.2%).
As reported, Ukrgazvydobuvannia increased production by 1.2% (by 176.2 million cubic meters), to 15.42 billion cubic meters in 2018.
Ukrgazvydobuvannia, fully owned by Naftogaz Ukrainy, is the country’s largest gas producing company, providing about 75% of the country’s total gas production.

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RUTA BUSES PRODUCER DOUBLES NET PROFIT IN 2018

JSC Chasiv Yar Bus Plant (Donetsk region), which produces Ruta buses, saw UAH 14.6 million in net profit in 2018, which is two times more than in 2017. According to the agenda of a shareholders’ meeting due to on April 26 posted in the media, the company’s retained earnings was UAH 131.18 million at the beginning of 2019 (UAH 239.37 million in 2018).
The agenda includes the distribution of the earning received last year. According to the draft resolution of the meeting, the earnings would be retained.
In 2018, the plant increased its current liabilities by 27.3%, to UAH 4.62 million, while long-term liabilities were not formed.
Total accounts receivable of the company increased by five times, to UAH 11.76 million, while its assets in general decreased by 43.7%, to UAH 138.61 million.
Chasiv Yar Bus Plant was founded in 1958.

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JKX SEES $15.3 MLN IN NET PROFIT IN 2018

JKX Oil & Gas with assets in Ukraine and Russia in 2018 saw $15.26 million in net profit compared with net loss of $17.66 million in 2017. This is the first profit of the company since 2013.
According to unaudited preliminary results of the company posted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Friday, its revenue grew by 24.4%, to $92.87 million benefitting from high sales prices in Ukraine.
Average price of gas in 2018 was 29.6% higher than in 2017, being $307.80 per 1,000 cubic meters, that for oil – 15.1% more ($74 per barrel), and LPG – 16.5% more ($544 per tonne).
According to the document, the company moved into to net cash position of $8.2 million ($9.7 million net debt position in 2017).
Last year the company’s capital expenditure totaled $11.8 million, including $11.1 million related to Ukraine.
In 2018, group average production was 8,937 boepd (2017: 8,657 boepd), an overall increase in production of 3.2%. In Ukraine the figure grew by 4.8%, to 3,677 boepd, in Russia by 2.9%, to 5,169 boepd and in Hungary it fell by 30.5%, to 91 boepd.
JKX Oil & Gas is engaged in exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Ukraine, Russia, Hungary, and Slovakia.
The largest shareholders of JKX are Eclairs Group of Ihor Kolomoisky and Hennadiy Boholiubov with 27.47% of the shares, Keyhall Holding with 11.42%, Neptune Invest & Finance Corp with 12.95%, and Interneft Ltd with 6.6%.

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JTI HAS 2.4-RISE IN NET PROFIT IN UKRAINE IN 2018

Private joint-stock company JT International Company Ukraine, a large tobacco company in Ukraine, in 2018 saw UAH 400.3 million in net profit, which is 2.4 times more than in 2017.
According to a company report on holding the annual general meeting of shareholders scheduled for April 26, the retained earnings in 2018 doubled, to UAH 773.6 million.
The current liabilities of JT International Company Ukraine last year decreased 20%, to UAH 2.7 billion, the company has no noncurrent liabilities. Total receivables increased 2%, to UAH 879 million.
According to the draft decision of the meeting, the company intends to send profits to the development of the enterprise and the financing of its activities, payment of dividends is not planned.
The company also intends to obtain permission from shareholders to purchase tobacco products in 2019 from JT International Ukraine PJSC (the factory belongs to this company) for UAH 18 billion. In addition, the company wants to agree on the conclusion of supply contracts for the sale of tobacco products for UAH 21 billion in 2019.
JT International Company Ukraine is part of Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI).
In Ukraine, it owns Kremenchuk tobacco factory (Poltava region).

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AVK CONFECTIONARY FACTORY SEES UAH 42,000 IN NET PROFIT IN 2018

The net profit of private joint-stock company AVK confectionary factory (Dnipro), the large confectionary producer in Ukraine, fell to UAH 42,000 in 2018 from UAH 330,000 in 2017.
According to a company’s announcement in the information disclosure system of the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market on holding the general meeting of shareholders on April 26, its assets last year fell by 1.2%, to UAH 565.72 million.
The retained earnings grew by 6.1%, to UAH 110.97 million.
Current liabilities fell by 2.3%, to UAH 311.38 million, and total receivables decreased 6.25, to UAH 307.34 million.
The company plans to send its net profit for 2018 to replenish working capital to cover losses for the previous periods.
AVK group of companies was founded in 1991. Now it produces goods at a confectionery factory in Dnipro. It also owned factories in Donetsk and Luhansk, control over which was lost.

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PHILIP MORRIS UKRAINE SEES 3.4-FOLD RISE IN NET PROFIT IN 2018

Private joint-stock company Philip Morris Ukraine, a large tobacco company in Ukraine, saw a 3.4-fold rise in net profit in 2018 compared with 2017, to UAH 2.147 billion.
According to a company report in the information disclosure system of the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market on holding the general meeting of shareholders on April 26, its assets last year grew by 5.7%, to UAH 10.51 billion.
The retained earnings soared eightfold, to UAH 2.374 billion. Total receivables grew by 10.4%, to UAH 7.475 billion.
The company plans to leave profit for 2018 in the company until the shareholders made a decision to pay dividends.
As reported, Philip Morris International Inc. cut shipments of cigarettes in Ukraine by 8.8% in 2018.
Philip Morris International is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of tobacco products. It produces cigarettes in more than 50 factories, sells them in 180 countries.
In Ukraine, it has been working for more than 20 years. Its production facilities are based in Kharkiv region.

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