BSR posts after-tax profit of over 1.25 trillion VND in Q4 2020 hinh anh 1BSR is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and operator of the Dung Quat Oil Refinery, the first oil refinery in the country. (Photo
Hanoi (VNA) - The Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Joint Stock Company (BSR) posted over 1.25 trillion VND (54.14 million USD) in after-tax profit in the fourth quarter of 2020, up 1.08 trillion VND over the previous quarter, reflecting its better business performance.

According to its financial report for 2020, though it posted negative growth for the year as a whole, its indications in cash flow for payments and operations remained stable.

As of the end of 2020, its total property was worth 54.53 trillion VND, an increase of 2.31 trillion VND against 2019.

The company basically completed all of its targets in 2020. It operated the Dung Quat Oil Refinery in a safe and stable manner, with average operational capacity standing at 105 percent and total output at about 5.95 million tonnes, surpassing the target by 7 percent.

Total revenue hit more than 57.89 trillion VND last year, while State budget contributions totalled 6.24 trillion VND. It cut costs by about 1.8 trillion VND (excluding costs for crude oil).

The negative growth in revenue was due to COVID-19 as well as the slump in the oil price. It managed, however, to minimise its losses and keep negative growth at the lowest possible level.

According to the company, a number of drastic and flexible measures were applied to keep the Dung Quat Oil Refinery operating at optimal capacity.

Thanks to such efforts, though the refinery was closed for 51 days for maintenance, it still ensured supply to customers. From the third quarter of 2020, it began to turn a profit.

It expects to recover quickly in 2021 as the global oil price rises./.