Property developer Vingroup was honoured by Forbes magazine in its list of Asia’s top 50 enterprises (Asia’s Fab 50 2018) on Thursday for its rapid growth, vision and high performance for many years.
An image of Vingroup’s Landmark 81 in HCM City, the tallest building in Viet Nam and the 11th tallest building in the world. — Photo Vingroup
The 50 Best Companies in Asia – ‘Fab 50’ – were selected from 1,744 regional companies including China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and Viet Nam. The companies must meet strict criteria such as: reaching the minimum market capitalisation of US$2 billion on the stock market, not having more than 50 per cent of shares owned by the State, a debt ratio not exceeding 50 per cent and ensuring steady revenue growth over the last five years.
Forbes also examines the financial strength of companies through a variety of analytical and measurement methods in order to honour the best listed performing companies among firms in the region.
With a market capitalisation of $14.1 billion on the stock market and multidisciplinary operations in key areas such as real estate, tourism-entertainment, retail, agriculture, education, health and technology, Vingroup has overtaken nearly 1,700 other bright companies to appear in the ‘Fab 50’.
According to the consolidated financial statement for the second quarter of 2018, Vingroup had total consolidated revenue of VND32.7 trillion ($1.40 million), marking an increase of 63.3 per cent over the same period of 2017. Pre-tax profit in Q2 this year was VND3.6 trillion, up 90.3 per cent year-on-year.
By June 30, Vingroup had total assets worth VND242.17 trillion and owner’s equity of VND86.8 trillion, up 13.3 per cent and 65.2 per cent, respectively.
Earlier, Vingroup was recognised by the international community as in the top 40 most valuable brand names of Viet Nam in 2018 (Forbes), the top 300 most dynamic businesses in Asia (Nikkei Asia ) and Top 50 Brands in Viet Nam (Brand Finance). — VNS