KIM Vietnam Becomes a Major Shareholder of Nam Kim Steel

KIM Vietnam Becomes a Major Shareholder of Nam Kim Steel

Steel NewsDate: 20-12-2023 by: Nhu Quynh

On December 4th, the member fund KITMC Worldwide Vietnam RSP Balanced Fund under Kim Vietnam Fund Management purchased 1 million shares of Nam Kim Steel Joint Stock Company. As a result, the fund group's ownership increased to 13.7 million shares, equivalent to 5.2% of the capital, becoming a major shareholder of NKG, accounting for 1.52% of the capital.

The transaction took place on December 4th and based on the closing price of December 4th, the share volume is valued at around 24 billion VND. As of now, Nam Kim Steel has four major shareholders: Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ho Minh Quang (14.2% of capital), Unicoh Specialty Chemicals (5.03% of capital), SMC Trading Investment Joint Stock Company (5% of capital), and the Kim Vietnam Fund Management group.

According to information from DSC Securities, Nam Kim Steel has planned to expand into a higher-grade galvanized steel segment through its new project, the Nam Kim Phu My plant in the My Xuan B1-Dai Duong Industrial Zone (Ba Ria-Vung Tau). This plant is expected to have an annual capacity of 1.2 million tons and a total investment capital of 4,500 billion VND.

At present, Nam Kim Steel operates three plants with a combined designed capacity of 1 million tons per year, specializing in producing cold-rolled steel, color-coated steel, galvanized steel and steel pipes. Upon completion of the new plant, the overall capacity of the entire system will more than double to reach 2.2 million tons per year.

The construction of the new plant will commence in 2024 and span across three phases (each producing 400,000 tons) until the end of 2026. The new product will be galvanized steel used in household electrical appliances, requiring higher manufacturing technology than Nam Kim Steel’s current galvanized steel products, primarily used in construction.

DSC believes this project will contribute to enhancing Nam Kim's competitiveness and revenue in the future by leveraging the advantage of low steel production costs domestically, thereby stabilizing profit margins.

According to the business operations, Nam Kim Steel reported a revenue of 4,262.06 billion VND, a decrease of 3.7% compared to the same period. However, the after-tax profit recorded a gain of 23.66 billion VND compared to a loss of 418.69 billion VND in the same period, marking an increase of 442.35 billion VND. Notably, the gross profit margin shifted from a negative 3.6% to a positive 4.8%.

Over the first nine months of 2023, Nam Kim Steel recorded a revenue of 14,136.76 billion VND, marking a 24.7% decrease compared to the same period, while the after-tax profit amounted to 109.74 billion VND, showing a 62.1% decrease from the corresponding period.

It's known that in 2023, Nam Kim Steel set its business plan with a total revenue target of 20,000 billion VND, a 13.5% increase compared to the same period, and an estimated pre-tax profit of 400 billion VND compared to a loss of 106.91 billion VND in the same period, amounting to an additional 506.91 billion VND. Therefore, by the end of the first nine months of 2023, with a pre-tax profit of 146.97 billion VND, Nam Kim Steel had achieved 36.7% of the annual profit plan.