Business news from Ukraine

AGROLIGA GROUP OF COMPANIES RECEIVES NET PROFIT OF EUR1.175 MLN

Agroliga group of companies (Kharkiv region) received a net profit of EUR1.175 million in January-June 2018, which is 30% more than in the same period of 2017.
According to the company’s report on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, its revenue for the period decreased by 2.1%, to EUR11.913 million, operating profit by 34.1%, to EUR928,000, gross profit by 9.6%, to EUR1.235 million. The total assets of Agroliga as of June 30, 2018 amounted to EUR28.5 million against EUR25.33 million as of December 31, 2017.
Agroliga has been operating on the Ukrainian agricultural market since 1992. Its enterprises are engaged in growing grain crops, processing sunflower seeds, and dairy farming.
The group cultivates about 10,000 hectares of land.
The majority shareholders of the group are Oleksandr Berdnyk with a share of 41.66%, and Iryna Poplavska with 41.66%.

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CITIBANK-UKRAINE SEES NET PROFIT RISE

PJSC Citibank (Kyiv) in January-June 2018 received a net profit of UAH 627.989 million, which is 4.9% more than for the same period in 2017 (UAH 598.313 million).
According to the bank’s quarterly financial report, net interest income for the six months was UAH 657.974 million, which is 5.3% more than for the corresponding period of 2017 (UAH 625.030 million).
Excluding expenses for the formation of reserves, net interest income was UAH 683.345 million, which is 10.8% more than for the corresponding period of the previous year (UAH 616.736 million).
In addition, the bank posted a commission income of UAH 89.948 million (an increase of 86.5% over the same period in 2017).
The assets of the bank for the six months rose by 5.8%, to UAH 20.119 billion, in particular loans and customers’ debts decreased by 7.9%, to UAH 5.104 billion.
Charter capital by the end of June 2018 remained at the same level, at UAH 200 million, while net worth rose by 35.4%, to UAH 2.490 billion.
Citibank was founded in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Citibank NA (the United States).

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UKRNAFTA SEES PROFIT RISE BY 54%

Ukrnafta saw net profit rise by 54.3% in January-June 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, to UAH 2.061 billion.
According to a company report in the information disclosure system of the National Commission on Securities and the Stock Market, its net income grew by 21.6%, to UAH 16.762 billion, gross profit by 40.8%, to UAH 9.675 billion.
In January-June 2018 Ukrnafta sold 712,800 tonnes of oil with gas condensate for UAH 9.398 billion, 117.8 million cubic meters of natural gas for UAH 889.635 million, 174,200 tonnes of fertilizers and nitrogen compounds for UAH 831.937 million, 53,000 tonnes of liquefied gas for UAH 639.321 million.
Ukrnafta has not indicated data on the sales of petroleum products for the first half of the year.
Naftogaz Ukrainy owns a 50% plus one share stake of Ukrnafta, the former shareholders of PrivatBank (Kyiv) hold about 42% of the shares.

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KYIV-BASED LAVINA MALL SEES UAH 184 MLN OF NET PROFIT IN H1

Kyiv-based Lavina Mall LLC, the owner of the Lavina Mall shopping and entertainment center, in January-June 2018 saw UAH 184.2 million of net profit compared with net loss of UAH 83 million a year ago. According to a company’s report, net revenue grew 2.3-fold, to UAH 316.7 million.
Gross profit quintupled, to UAH 196 million, and the company saw a 3.7-fold rise in operating profit, to UAH 256.7 million.
Uncovered loss in H1 2018 fell by 47%, to UAH 164.8 million.
Total bills receivable over the period grew by 31%, to UAH 671 million.
Noncurrent liabilities grew by 5%, to UAH 1..73 billion, and current liabilities fell by 17%, to UAH 833.8 million.
Lavina Mall was opened early December 2016.
Developer of Lavina Mall was Megaline (Kyiv).

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UKRAINIAN RAIFFEISEN BANK RISES NET PROFIT 0.5% IN H1 2018

The net profit of Raiffeisen Bank Aval (Kyiv) in January-June 2018 totaled UAH 2.72 billion, which is 0.5% more than a year ago (UAH 2.738 billion).
According to a financial report on the bank’s website, net profit in Q2 2018 accounted for UAH 1.371 billion, which is 6.4% more than in Q2 2017.
Net interest-bearing income in H1 2018 grew by 24.3%, to UAH 3.404 billion.
The loan profit of the bank fell by 48.2%, to UAH 510.006 million, and non-interest income – by 15.3%, to UAH 233.123 million.
Non-interest expenses grew by 12.7%, to UAH 1.927 billion.
The bank’s assets rose by 3.2% in H1 2018, reaching UAH 68.411 billion, including loans issued to clients rose by 12.3%, to UAH 41.393 billion.
The charter capital decreased 0.02%, to UAH 6.153 billion and net worth – by 14.9%, to UAH 9.285 billion.
Raiffeisen Bank Aval was founded in 1992. According to its data, as of January 1, 2018 Raiffeisen Bank International owned 68.28% of the charter capital of the financial institution, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) some 30%.
Raiffeisen Bank Aval ranked fifth among 84 operating banks in terms of assets as of June 1, 2018 (UAH 69.317 billion), according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

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KAN DEVELOPER HAS 10.5-FOLD RISE IN PROFIT IN Q2 2018

KAN LLC, part of KAN Development Group (both based in Kyiv), saw a 10.5-fold rise in net profit in Q2 2018, to UAH 24.8 million. According to an annual report of the company posted in the information disclosure system of the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market, net revenue in H1 2018 grew 1.6-fold, to UAH 79.4 million, and uncovered loss fell by 6%, to UAH 385.9 million.
Noncurrent liabilities fell by 1.6%, to UAH 579.2 million, and current liabilities decreased 32%, to UAH 277.9 million, total bills receivable narrowed by 42.4%, to UAH 39.9 million.
KAN Development LLC was established in 2001. As of July 2018, the participant of the limited liability company was Deverte Holding GmbH (Austria, 100%).

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