Ukrzaliznytsia sees profit rise by 20 times in Q1, 2018
PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia received UAH 271 million of net profit in January-March 2018, which is 20 times more than in the first quarter of 2017, acting chairman of the company Yevhen Kravtsov has said, when presenting the report of the company's work for the first quarter of 2018 at a government meeting in Kyiv.
"For the first quarter of 2018, all the main financial and economic indicators of Ukrzaliznytsia were fulfilled and overfulfilled in accordance with the financial plan. In terms of net profit, in the first quarter we received UAH 271 million of net profit, which is 20 times more than in the first quarter of 2017 and 2.5 times more than for the entire 2017. Revenues grew by almost 20%, by UAH 2.5 billion. Capital investments were 20% overfulfilled. Capital investments in the first quarter were three times more than in the first quarter of 2017," he said.
According to Kravtsov, in the first quarter Ukrzaliznytsia paid UAH 1 billion more taxes than for the same period of 2017.
He also said that 62% of capital investments were used for rolling stock renewal, another 13% for the program of priority capital projects in infrastructure. In January-March 2018 more than 3,000 wagons were repaired, including 1,230 purchased and newly built and 1,892 overhauled cars.
In general, according to Kravtsov, over the first quarter more than 12% of the Ukrzaliznytsia car fleet was updated. Also, the number of freight locomotives was increased by 25 units, while 29 passenger carriages underwent capital modernization.