The ratification of establishment of the stock market stabilization fund by the government led to the market activists’ satisfaction with the run of the long-expected fund to back the market at times of extreme price swings in the stock exchange, that would most likely end in grabbing investors and shareholders’ attraction to the market and secure their stakes there at periods of large market pressures as panicked investors were hit dramatically in China with shocking devaluations on their stock prices as this country did not entertain the necessary and the sufficient ammunition to tackle the inevitable slowdown in its respective economy.
Holding 2,420 IRR bn capital, Bahman Investment Company earned 2238.5 IRR bn out of its investment return and sales for the H1 of the fiscal year, ending June 21, 2015. After subtracting the SG&A cost, it realized 98.5 IRR bn operating profit, resulting in about 99 IRR bn net profit and 41 IRR EPS. At the end of the first half, this company managed to make about 625 IRR bn retained capital.
Esfahan Oil Refining Company released its unaudited financial statements for the first quarter of the FY ending June 21, 2015. This company has made around 56,000 IRR bn income, peaking its gross profit level to stand at about 1,500 IRR bn. Subtracting selling, general and administrative expense(SG&A) from this amount plus adding the realized operating income, about 1,500 IRR bn operating profit was recognized. In conclusion, applying tax rules, around 1,900 IRR bn net profit was made, causing the allocation of 93 IRR earnings per share.
Khark Petrochemical Company announced 2902 IRR EPS for FY2015 (ending March 20, 2016), recognizing 25% of the estimated EPS for the fiscal year. Gross profit margin both for the first quarter of the year and the financial year stood at 58% and 61% respectively. The company improved its production capacity up to just 1 % compared with the prior year, but sales amount and price each fell by 5% and 25% in the same period.
According to market analysts, until its actual implementation, JCPA would exert no net effect on market improvement or recession exit; however, short-term and temporary positive shocks will be experienced in mid-September whether due to the agreement’s approval or its veto by President Obama. As these professionals continue, the mere approval cannot export the market’s way out of the current slowdown and it should be accompanied by the entrance of capital to the country, the implementation of the government’s expansionary policies, Swift sanction removal, and the realization of profit in companies’ balance sheets. They also believe that the market has reached its bottom line and no more slump can be predicted, relying their logic on the economy minister’s promises to support the market. In conclusion, along with other market experts, they also think that the real and tangible effects of the nuclear deal will be felt from 2016 onwards.
“Optimally manufacturing steel is of the most important goal of Khuzestan Steel Company (Fakhooz)” said the company’s development officer. Ahmadian continues: “now that steel consumption, due to economic growth slide, has hit the bottom, investing in this field can be highly economical and profitable”. According to him, this company has manufactured around 4 mn tons of steel which might whether increase or decrease. The lack of market pull, export reduction, excess inventory, power supply limitations and market volatility have all been announced as the causes to such probable fluctuations. This authority concluded that specific plans and standards have been formulated for each and every manufacturing unit, such as raw materials, iron ore, and Ferro-alloys based on their capacities, taking into consideration their energy consumption ratio aiming to witness a drop in the final costs in all sections. After sanction removal and global prices’ improvements, those who have planted their seeds in these cloudy days will harvest the most.
Bargh Mapna Company is a subsidiary of MAPNA Group companies involved in construction and installation of energy production machinery, including boilers, gas and steam turbines, electrical generators, as well as industrial. This company, BMAZ, was highly favored and thus traded in today’s market and about 5 million shares of BMAZ’s equities changed hands in Iran Fara Bourse (IFB).
As TSE officials have announced, the number of foreign investors, both individual and institutional, in Iran’s capital market has exceeded 400. Recently, investors from countries such as Italy, Australia, Belgium, Sweden, and England have completed the required process to receive a trading license which is the first step of investment in Iran’s high potential markets.
Kosar Insurance Company’s stock market launch took place on Iran Fara Bourse secondary market on August 26, 2015 through Agah Brokerage Firm. The share’s price was discovered at 1750 IRR, with more than 5 percent of the company’s stocks being offered, amounting to 70,000,000 equities. This ticker was promoted from Base Market to secondary market of Fara Bourse, an over-the -counter market, and categorized in insurance and pension funds sector, with 1400 IRR bn worth of capital.
Petrochemical Industries Investment Company’s CEO officially announced “capital raise, administrative structure correction, establishing professional and analytical units to specialize processes, and entering new work fields” as the most important aims and goals of the company. Fereidoon Fadaee also added that generating higher profit margin for technical companies such as Technical Inspection and Corrosion Control Company (Techinco) is also another important goal. Besides, he stated that the Petrochemical Industries Investment Company is intended to offer stocks of some of the group’s firms such as Firmco into the market. According to him, Techinco Company looks for more revenue and profit margin; therefore, based on the conducted research on newly-established petrochemical companies, it is investigating the opportunities to export technology to the neighboring countries such as Iraq and Oman.