Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation plans to make its initial public offering (IPO) of shares on December 9 and get listed at the Hochiminh Stock Exchange after that.

The State Securities Commission allowed the new company, a synthetic fiber manufacturer, to issue three million shares at a reference price of 18,000 VND (0.85 USD) each.

The company and its major shareholder, Red River Holding, held a roadshow on November 26 to introduce the potential of the stock.

After holding the IPO and issuing its audited financial report for this year, Century Synthetic Fiber will file for the listing of its shares at the Hochiminh Stock Exchange sometime in the second quarter of 2015.

The IPO aims to raise funds for the company's 729-billion VND (34.3-million USD) factory expansion plan which began last May at Trang Bang in Tay Ninh province, company officials said.

The company also plans to put 50 percent of the factory's capacity to commercial use in the third quarter of next year.

According to Dang Trieu Hoa, chairman of the company's board of directors, Century Synthetic Fiber had to enhance capacity because of the increasing demand of its clients, all suppliers of large brands such as Nike, Adidas and Uniqlo, as well as Zara and The North Face.

From 2008 to 2013, the company's revenues increased by 39 percent and its profits, by 65 percent. It expects the expansion to help increase by about 20 percent its revenues, to 2.3 trillion VND (108.4 million USD), and its profits, to 132 billion VND (6.2 million USD), in 2016.

In the first nine months of 2014, its revenues reached more than 1 trillion VND (47.1 million USD) and its profits, 82 billion VND (3.8 million USD).-VNA