Business news from Ukraine

CITIBANK GETS UAH 768 MLN OF NET PROFIT IN UKRAINE IN H1

Net profit of Citibank (Kyiv) amounted in the first half of 2021 to UAH 768.7 million, which is 14.2% more than in the same period in 2020, according to the bank’s report in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission.
According to it, the bank’s net interest income decreased over the first six months by 23.4%, to UAH 596.5 million, while the net commission income – by 0.9%, to UAH 125.1 million.
At the same time, the result from transactions with financial instruments recorded at fair value increased 4.8 times, to UAH 112.9 million. Profit from transactions with foreign currency amounted to UAH 117 million versus loss of UAH 52.5 million in the first half of last year.
In addition, Citibank also decreased reserves for the depreciation of securities in the portfolio for sale by UAH 75.7 million, while in the same period last year they had to be increased by UAH 102.4 million.
The bank’s assets decreased in January-June 2021 by 3.4%, to UAH 26.9 billion, although loans and customer debt increased by 49.6%, to UAH 3.74 billion. The bank’s liabilities since the beginning of this year have decreased by 1.4%, to UAH 25.01 billion, including customer funds – by 2.2%, to UAH 24.52 billion.
The bank’s equity capital decreased in the first half of 2021 by 23.9%, to UAH 1.89 billion.
Citibank was established in 1998 and is a subsidiary bank of American Citibank NA.
According to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), as of May 1, 2021, Citibank ranked 15th among 73 banks operating in the country in terms of total assets (UAH 27.92 billion).

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STATE-OWNED ARTYOMSOL POSTS NET PROFIT IN H1

The state-owned enterprise Artyomsol (Donetsk region) in January-June 2021 saw UAH 11.9 million in net profit versus UAH 19.4 million in net loss in January-June 2020, the growth was driven by an increase in salt production by 70%, to 782,000 tonnes, the enterprise has reported on its website on Wednesday.
“An increase in production and financial indicators is the success of the entire team and a sign of the enterprise’s recovery from the crisis of past years. Our plans are aimed at continuing work to improve production efficiency, reduce production costs, increase the profitability of the enterprise and increase the social protection of workers,” the report said, citing Head of Artyomsol Viktoria Lutsenko.
In the first half of 2021, Artyomsol produced and shipped 782,000 tonnes of salt to consumers, which is almost 70% more than in 2020, as well as 5% more than the company’s internal targets.
According to the company, the export of salt over the specified period amounted to 37% of the total production – 291,000 tonnes, the volume of supplies increased to Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. At the same time, shipments of salt across Ukraine in the first half of 2021 increased by 34% compared to the same period in 2020, to 491,000 tonnes.
In addition, in 2021, Artyomsol opened an excursion route Secrets of the Underground Salt World, and in the near future, it is planned to open a second tourist facility.
Artyomsol is one of the largest enterprises for the extraction and sale of sodium chloride (NaCl) in Central and Eastern Europe. The production facilities of Artyomsol are located in Soledar, Donetsk region.

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STATE-RUN ENERGOATOM POSTS UAH 1.124 BLN NET PROFIT IN H1

Energoatom in the first half of 2021 received UAH 1.124 billion of net profit against UAH 2.651 billion of net loss in January-June 2020.
According to the company’s financial statement for the first half of 2021, its net income from product sales decreased by 9.4% compared to the same period in 2020, to UAH 24.011 billion, gross profit – by 2.8 times, to UAH 2.734 billion.
As follows from the notes to the interim financial statements of Energoatom, as of June 30, the total amount of accumulated losses of the company stood at UAH 43.511 billion, having decreased since the beginning of the year by 1.5% (by UAH 638.570 million).
The positive net worth of Energoatom as of the indicated date increased by 8%, to UAH 130.554 billion.
The document lists a number of positive factors that contributed to the improvement of the company’s financial indicators in the first half of the year. One of them is an increase from January 1, 2021 of the ceiling price at which Energoatom sells electricity to state-owned company Guaranteed Buyer for the needs of the population from UAH 10 to UAH 150/MWh.
In addition, from February 1 to April 9, Guaranteed Buyer repaid UAH 4.125 billion of debt to Energoatom by attracting loans from state banks to Ukrenergo.
Another positive factor is the forecast electricity balance for 2021 approved by the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine. It provides for an increase in the production of electricity by nuclear power plants by 2.08% (by 1.533 billion kWh) compared to 2020, to 75.233 billion kWh.

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FUIB GETS NET PROFIT IN Q1

The net profit of First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB, Kyiv) in January-March 2021 amounted to UAH 1 billion, which is 23.3% more than in the same period in 2020 (UAH 810.9 million), the bank said on its website. According to the report, the bank’s net interest income in the first quarter increased by 20.7% compared to the same period a year earlier, to UAH 2.03 billion, and commission fees – by 5%, to UAH 439 million.
FUIB’s assets in the first three months of the year increased by 12.8%, to UAH 84.877 billion, in particular loans to customers – by 5.5%, to UAH 39.6 billion, and cash and cash equivalents – by 1.5 times, to UAH 21.26 billion.
The bank’s liabilities increased by 15%, to UAH 75.456 billion, in particular, customer funds – by 17%, to UAH 67.3 billion, and debt to other banks – by 35.7%, to UAH 1.84 billion.
The bank’s net worth decreased by 2.7% in three months, to UAH 9.42 billion. The charter capital remained at the level of UAH 4.78 billion.
FUIB was founded in 1991. Rinat Akhmetov is the owner of a significant stake in the bank (indirect participation is 99.9%).
According to the National Bank of Ukraine, as of March 1, 2021, in terms of total assets (UAH 85.516 billion) FUIB ranked seventh among 73 banks operating in the country.

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STATE-RUN NAFTOGAZ RECEIVES UAH 12.6 BLN OF NET PROFIT IN Q1

According to the results of January-March 2021, NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy received a net profit of UAH 12.6 billion, which is almost four times more than in the first quarter of last year (UAH 3.2 billion), said the Group’s Chief Financial Officer Peter van Driel. “We previously stated that we expect Naftogaz to be profitable in the first quarter. I am pleased to announce that net profit in the first quarter of 2021 is UAH 12.6 billion (unaudited preliminary result, which is subject to further verification),” he wrote on his Facebook page.
The business environment is showing clear signs of recovery with higher prices and greater demand than last year, he said.
“The expected result shows our resilience: profitability has improved for three quarters in a row. Our transformation efforts are paying off. The Naftogaz team has stepped up this quarter and showed an outstanding result! I want to thank everyone for their great contribution,” he said.

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KSG AGRO REDUCES NET PROFIT BY 3.2 TIMES IN 2020

In 2020, the KSG Agro agricultural holding reduced its net profit by 3.2 times compared to 2019 – to $1.27 million, while increasing EBITDA by 3.1 times – $6.532.
According to an unaudited report of the holding on the website of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, its revenue over the past year decreased by 11% – to $21.34 million.
At the end of 2020, KSG Agro increased its gross profit by 2.6 times – up to $6.59 million, and operating profit by 11.8 times – up to $4.87 million.

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