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Vietnam Airlines listed on HoSE

Nguyen Hoang Anh, Chairman of the State Capital Management Committee (CMSC), rings the gong to open the first trading session for HVN shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange. Photo Vietnam Airlines
The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) today officially opened the first trading session for more than 1.4 billion shares of Vietnam Airlines Corporation, listed with code HVN.

According to Decision No 115/QĐ-SGDHCM dated April 11, 2019, HoSE approved the listing of HVN stocks with a total value of nearly VND14.13 trillion.

With the reference price on the first trading day set at VND40,600 per share, the fluctuation range is ± 20 per cent. The capitalisation value was estimated at VND57 trillion (US$2.5 billion).

Nguyen Hoang Anh, Chairman of the State Capital Management Committee (CMSC), said Vietnam Airlines had become the largest capitalised company listed on the HoSE from the beginning of this year and one of the two companies among 19 State-owned corporations, which are represented by CMSE, with shares listed on the bourse.

“This is the result of the effective business strategy that Vietnam Airlines' Board of Directors has enforced," Anh said. "From the perspective of State owner, we assess that the State capital at Vietnam Airlines is an effective investment, bringing practical benefits to the State, shareholders and employees."

Chairman of Vietnam Airlines' Board of Directors Pham Ngoc Minh said the listing was an important step to help Vietnam Airlines improve its reputation, increase transparency, standardise operations and access new investment sources.

On April 23 this year, all HVN shares listed on the UPCoM stock exchange were cancelled. For more than two years of listing at UPCoM, HVN was among the top five most traded stocks with an average of more than 800,000 shares traded per session, equivalent to value of VND30.6 billion (based on the average HVN share price in 2018).

Officially operating as a joint stock company from April 1, 2015, Vietnam Airlines has maintained a strong growth rate with revenue and profit targets higher than the previous year.

In the first quarter of 2019, Vietnam Airlines made consolidated revenue of nearly VND26 trillion and consolidated pre-tax profit of nearly VND1.58 trillion, equal to 45 per cent of the 2019 plan.