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More facts have emerged from the recently released Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Whereas preliminary highlights of the result show the Group recorded a Turnover of ₦76.35 bn, Profit Before Tax (PBT) of ₦7.90bn and a Profit After Tax (PAT) of ₦3.71bn which showed drop in year-on-year financial performance, Transcorp retained a positive future revenue outlook with increase in Total Assets from ₦297.14 bn in FY 2018 to ₦313.13 bn representing 5% year-to-date growth.
Transcorp’s hospitality business, Transcorp Hotels Plc (THP), grew notably by 17% in its year-on-year revenue and had a gross profit increase of 19% 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 Center 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 vandalization 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 actualization of these steps, as well as improvement in market payment for electricity generation, will facilitate our 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-privatization monitoring in the outgoing year, further speaks to its operational excellence and top-line corporate governance.”