Transcorp declares N3.7bn PAT in 2019

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) has announced the release of its Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2019. Highlights of the result show the Group recorded a Turnover of N76.35 billion, Profit Before Tax of N7.90 billion and a Profit After Tax of N3.71 billion.

Despite the dropin year-on-year financial performance, Transcorp retained a positive future revenue outlook with increase in Total Assets from N297.14 billion in FY 2018 to N313.13 billion representing five per cent year-to-date growth.

Transcorp’s hospitality business, Transcorp Hotels Plc (THP), grew notably by 17 per cent in its year-on-year revenue and had a gross profit increase of 19 per cent in comparison with FY 2018.

Revenue from power business, Transcorp Power Limited (TPL), however, declined during the period due to gas supply, transmission, commercial and technical issues.

Commenting on the result, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp, Valentine Ozigbo, stated:“Our FY 2019 result attests to our resilience and long term commitment to the sectors in which we play as we have had to focus on creating value for our shareholders while contending with significant operational challenges including severe gas shortages, mandated reduction in generation from the National Control Centre and importantly, revenue exposures from delayed payment of receivables in our power business.

“On our part, we have taken several actions aimed at proactively and sustainably addressing these issues. These include the activation of our Gas Supply and Aggregation Agreement, guaranteeing gas supply to our power plant in Ughelli; proactive engagement with our gas transporter to prevent further vandalisation of gas pipelines; engagement with regulatory agencies to review regulatory actions negatively impacting power evacuation from our plant; and preventive maintenance of our turbines,”he further explained.

Mr Ozigbo pointed out that the actualisation of these steps, as well as improvement in market payment for electricity generation, would facilitate projected revenue expansion in FY 2020 and in coming years.

“This is in addition to even more significant contributions from our hospitality business, which is expected to benefit from the planned introduction of new service offerings. The discharge of the hotel from the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) post-privatisation monitoring in the outgoing year, further speaks to its operational excellence and top-line corporate governance,” he added.

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