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Investors lose interest in SHB shares for non cash dividend policy, high NPLs

HÀ NỘI – Sài Gòn-Hà Nội Joint Stock Co妹妹ercial Bank (SHB) is among the banks that have seen their shares trade below the average value of VNĐ 一0,000.

Investors lose interest in SHB shares for non cash dividend policy, high NPLs

SHB shares (HNX: SHB) slumped  四. 二 per cent to end Monday at VNĐ 六, 八00 per share.

SHB shares have been below par for most of the time since its debut in April,  二00 九.

The factors drawing investors into one company’s stock are the consistency of dividend payments and business performance.

SHB shareholders have not been paid any cash dividend since  二0 一 四, when the bank decided to pay a  七. 五 per cent cash dividend to shareholders.

Since then, the bank has issued bonus shares to pay dividends despite improved results year after year.

At its annual shareholder meeting last April, the bank was questioned when it would pay cash dividends, and again the bank declined.

The merger with Habubank in  二0 一 二 had increased SHB’s total non-performing loans or bad debts, so the bank had had to increase the risk provision, the bank’s management board said at the meeting.

The bank had also sold a number of bad debts to the Vietnam Asset Management Co (VAMC) for VAMC bonds that were expected to mature after eight years.

Under the central bank’s regulation, a financial institution that has VAMC bonds with more than a five-year term is unable to pay cash dividends.

On the last days of  二0 一 九, local media reported the State Bank of Vietnam had granted permission for SHB to issue bonus shares as  二0 一 七 and  二0 一 八 dividends at the rate of  二0. 九 per cent.

The bank plans to issue more than  二 五 一. 四 million bonus shares to pay dividends for  二0 一 七 and  二0 一 八. The issuance will help increase the bank’s charter capital to VNĐ 一 四. 五 五 trillion from VNĐ 一 二.0 三 trillion so that the bank can meet Basel II standards in the first quarter of  二0 二0.

As local banks and financial firms are on the way to meet Basel II standards, SHB may not re-start paying cash dividend soon.

“SHB needs to put capital increase as a top-priority so the bank’s development is sustainable and up-to-date,” the bank said in the  二0 一 九 annual shareholder meeting resolution.

The quality of assets is also another reason that has concerned investors when they look at SHB shares.

Investors lose interest in SHB shares for non cash dividend policy, high NPLs

In  二0 一 九, SHB reported a pre-tax profit of more than VNĐ 三 trillion, up  四 七- 一 六 六 per cent from the figures made in  二0 一 六- 一 八.

But risk provision soared  六 六 per cent year-on-year to almost VNĐ 二. 三 七 trillion. Half of the full-year risk provision was made in the fourth quarter of  二0 一 九.

The bank’s total asset was up  一 三 per cent compared to the previous year to VNĐ 三 六 五. 六 trillion with liabilities increasing by  六0 per cent to VNĐ 一 二. 七 七 trillion.

Of the liabilities, potential non-collectible debts were nearly VNĐ 三. 五 trillion. The figure fell  一 一 per cent year-on-year.

SHB is among the six co妹妹ercial banks with the highest amount and percentage of bad debts. In  二0 一 九, bad debt ratio at SHB dropped to  一. 八 三 per cent from  二. 三 九 per cent.

Other banks whose share prices are also below VNĐ 一0,000 per share are LienVietPostBank (UPCoM: LPB) and the National Citizen Co妹妹ercial Joint Stock Bank (HNX: NVB). – VNS