Implementing the "cash is king" strategy, many listed companies have "collected" hundreds of billions waiting for opportunities

Businesses are "collecting money" from the sale of treasury shares, divestment in investments and issuing shares...
One expert said, "If you consider a business as a body, then cash is like the blood that feeds that body". The amount of money available at the business always carries a certain meaning at certain times, especially at sensitive times of the market, of the business. Cash is King is always the leading principle, cash flow is always the blood vessel in the business body.

For example, at a difficult time due to the Covid-19 epidemic spreading everywhere, a unit decided to find a partner to transfer a large plot of land with clear legality, waiting for money to carry out the project. to deal with immediate financial problems. Immediately a series of other partners embarked on research and negotiation. Company A promises to pay in 1-2 years, company B promises to pay 50% and the remaining 50% after completing the project... And company C makes a request for a discount. 10% discount, pay immediately – company C has cash available. It is true that Cash is King – Company C will be the first priority to buy the above land at a cheap price.

Businesses are actively "collecting" money waiting for opportunities

Currently, when the Covid-19 epidemic is gradually being controlled, it is also the time when businesses are ready to face new challenges and opportunities. Therefore, preparing a stable and abundant cash flow is also a way for businesses to seize the fastest opportunities.

Enterprises on the stock exchange are also constantly making cash-raising moves, such as selling long-held treasury shares, or divesting capital from profit-taking investments. The business chooses to issue shares to raise new money...

The biggest gain from the sale of treasury shares is Vinhomes (VHM) - the enterprise has just sold all 60 million treasury shares, earning VND 6,500 billion. Compared to the amount of money spent since 2019 when the company bought it, it has temporarily "taken profit" of about VND 1,000 billion, not to mention the significant addition of cash for the business.

Consolidated financial statements of the second quarter of 2021, as of June 30, 2021, total cash and cash equivalents of Vinhomes reached more than VND 8,400 billion, of which cash equivalents of more than VND 6,000 billion are period deposits. term from 1 month to 3 months at the bank and investment in corporate bonds. The company also has more than 5,000 billion VND as a term deposit from 3 months to 12 months at the bank.

Khang Dien House (KDH) also sold nearly 20 million treasury shares to supplement capital for business activities in the context that KDH's stock price has skyrocketed by about 55% since the beginning of 2021. In just a few weeks, Khang Dien House sold out all registered treasury shares with an average selling price of 40,866 VND/share, earning more than 800 billion VND. This is the number of treasury shares purchased by the company from April and May of 2020 with a total investment value of VND 419 billion. After more than 1 year of investment, Khang Dien House sold, "temporarily collecting profit" approximately 400 billion VND.

Currently, Khang Dien recorded in the consolidated financial statements for the first 6 months of 2021, there are more than 1,800 billion VND in cash and cash equivalents, of which more than 1,000 billion VND in cash equivalents are deposits at banks. The company also has a total inventory value of more than VND 7,300 billion which is unfinished construction real estate, mainly the value of the land fund that has been compensated, the cost of ground leveling, construction costs, expenses. interest, capitalization and other development costs for ongoing real estate projects.

In July 2021, Sacombank (STB) also sold all more than 81.5 million treasury shares with the average selling price of 29,899 VND/share, earning more than 2,400 billion VND. The purpose of the bank is to comply with the restructuring project of Sacombank after the merger approved by the SBV and at the same time to increase its own capital and supplement the bank's business capital.

These treasury shares were bought by Sacombank nearly ten years ago. The value recorded in the consolidated financial statements of the second quarter of 2021 is more than 750 billion dong, equivalent to a difference of about 1,650 billion dong.

The group of enterprises that have just received a large amount of cash from the sale of treasury shares also includes Petrolimex (PLX) with the sale of nearly 1.8 million treasury shares out of a total of 8 million registered shares with the average selling price of 53,740. VND/share – while the "cost" of these treasury shares is only VND 10,000/share.

Nam Kim Steel (NKG) sold all 10 million treasury shares for sale, earning VND 340 billion in the context of a hot increase in the price of steel stocks. This is the number of treasury shares purchased by the company from the third quarter of 2020 with a value of more than 78 billion dong. Petrosetco (PET) also successfully sold 2.4 million treasury shares, earning about VND60 billion.

Other businesses are also taking advantage of the sale of treasury shares, earning a large amount of cash such as Hai An Transport (HAH); Vinaconex (VCG) sold more than 3 million treasury shares; Tien Len Steel (TLH) registered to sell nearly 1.5 million treasury shares; IPA Group (IPA) has sold more than 1.8 million treasury shares and VnDirect Securities (VND) has also registered to sell nearly 6 million treasury shares.

Actively divest from investments

Not only focusing cash flow from treasury stock investments, businesses also actively divested from investments. Vinaconex (VCG) sold 30% of capital at Construction No. 11 (V11), earning more than 2 billion dong.

VnDirect not only put treasury shares for sale, but before the end of August 2021, it sold 3 million C4G shares of Cienco4 Group, no longer a major shareholder. Total revenue is more than 30 billion VND.

Enterprise "family" Louis - Louis capital (TGG) registered to sell all 838,000 AGM shares of An Giang Import Export Joint Stock Company to restructure its investment portfolio. Temporarily calculated at the current market price, these shares are worth about 30 billion dong. Thuduc House (TDH) sold nearly 3.5 million FDC shares of Fideco, earning approximately 43 billion dong. Song Da Hoang Long continuously divested from Northwestern Power (NED).

Raising money from stock issuance

Issuing shares to increase charter capital is also a way for businesses to raise money. A book company – Hanoi Book and School Equipment JSC (Habook – stock code HAB) will issue 10 million shares and offer to existing shareholders to increase its charter capital to 6 times the current one. The offering price is 75,000 VND/share, expected to mobilize 750 billion VND. The list of shareholders will be closed on October 12 here.

Licogi 16 (LCG) approved the plan to issue 50 million shares to existing shareholders at the price of 10,000 VND/share, expected to mobilize 500 billion VND.

Can Tho Agriculture (TSC) is implementing a plan to offer 49 million shares to existing shareholders at a ratio of 3.1. The money raised will be used to raise capital for its subsidiary - FIT Consumer JSC - 160 billion dong and more than 332 billion dong to supplement working capital for business activities.

Indochina Import-Export Industry Investment Joint Stock Company (DDG) decided to offer 28.5 million shares at the price of 10,000 VND/share, mobilized 285 billion VND.

Thang Long Investment Group Joint Stock Company (Thanglong Invest – stock code TIG) has approved the issuance of shares to offer 30 million shares to existing shareholders. Offering price 10,000 VND/share, expected to mobilize 300 billion VND.

Already have a business that quickly has a place to use money right away

The timely mobilization and use of money in the context of opportunities arising after Covid-19 is also in the enterprise's expectation.

Recently, Khang Dien House announced the acquisition of a subsidiary with a charter capital of 400 billion VND. Specifically, Nam Phu Real Estate Development Company Limited (Nam Phu) has completed the transfer of shares from shareholders of Nguyen Thu Real Estate Development JSC. After the transaction, Nam Phu owned 99.9% of charter capital at Nguyen Thu Company. Information shows that Nguyen Thu is a company with a charter capital of 400 billion VND, operating mainly in the field of real estate, land use rights of owners, users or tenants. Currently, Khang Dien owns 99% of the charter capital in Nam Phu, equivalent to indirectly owning 99.9% of the charter capital at Nguyen Thu.

Habook said that the money raised from the issuance will be used for real estate projects. Details will use more than 220 billion VND to invest in the development of the project at 45B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi - this is a land area with an area of ​​​​over 1,000m2, currently located the company's headquarters. In addition, VND 478 billion will be used for investment and development of the project at No. 2 Cua Bac and the remaining VND 51 billion to supplement working capital and invest in development and expansion of production and business activities. Habook is also not an "anonymous" book business. T&T Group of elected Hien owns 28.55% of the capital and Mr. Do Vinh Quang, the youngest son of Mr. Hien is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of this company.

Licogi 16 said that the total proceeds from the offering of 500 billion VND will be used in the following order: Using 150 billion VND to invest in building infrastructure of Long Tan residential area; used 146 billion dong to contribute capital to Licogi 16 Gia Lai Renewable Energy Investment JSC to implement phase 2 of Chu Ngoc Solar Power Plant project and used 204 billion dong to pay off loans.

Meanwhile, Indochina Import-Export (DDG) said that the money raised from the offering will be used to invest in buying machinery and equipment, expanding factories, buying ownership of companies in the same industry and supplementing working capital for the company. The company. DDG currently operates in the main business of renewable energy, waste treatment, wholesale of combustion materials, mechanical production, other installation equipment...

Thanglong Invest said that the proceeds from the offering will be used to invest in the Vuon King resort and eco-villa project (more than 219 billion dong) and nearly 81 billion dong to supplement working capital.


People often say "Cash is King - Cash is King". From our observations, it seems that many listed companies have been implementing the strategy of collecting cash to wait and look for new business opportunities. This is a point that investors need to observe carefully to choose the right stocks for their portfolio in the coming time.

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