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Pomina Steel Corporation (POM)
Strengths

Weaknesses

Top construction steel producer with a domestic


market share of 20%.
Large production capacity and well-established
distribution network.

Higher competition between current companies


and new joiners, coupled with higher financial
expenses, put pressure on gross margins.

Rolling mills use leading technology from Italy and


Germany, thus driving competitive advantage.
Opportunities

Threats
Imports over 80% of its raw materials, hence
fluctuation of exchange rate will affect profits.

Vietnam has just emerged its industrialisation


process, thus there is vast growth potential for
new steel projects.

Glut in steel supply, cheap Chinese imports and


declining prices curbed many construction
projects.

Hoa Sen Group (HSG)


Strengths

Weaknesses

Number one position in manufacturing and trading


coated steel sheet in Vietnam.

Fluctuations in interest expenses due to volatile


interest rate and stock market.

Leading coated steel sheet exporter in ASEAN


with export sales exceeding USD 100mn.
Average growth rate of net sales is over 55% per
annum over the last decade.

Highly volatile raw materials costs and exchange


rate, coupled with sinking selling prices exert
pressure on gross margins.

Opportunities

Threats

Aggressive in expanding its retail distribution


branches to increase selling capability and
competitive advantage

Oversupply of steel, cheap Chinese imports and


unfavourable global economic conditions caused
domestic companies to fall into bad situations
and brought many to the verge of bankruptcy.

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Thai Nguyen Iron and Steel JSC (TISCO)


Strengths

Weaknesses

Sole industrial complex in Vietnam having a


complete metallurgical production line to turn iron
ore into pig iron, steel billet and rolling steel.
Extensive product distribution network
penetration into international markets.

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Intense competition and higher interest expenses


exert downward pressure on operating margins.

Significant contribution to national construction


and development projects with the use of its steel
products in hydropower plants, bridges and
transmission lines.
Opportunities

Threats

Huge growth potential for new steel projects in


Vietnam in line with the industrialisation process.

Volatile steel prices and oversupply, coupled with


increasing cheap imports from China, curbed
many construction projects.

Dai Thien Loc Corporation (DTL)


Strengths

Weaknesses

One of the leading manufacturers in Vietnams


steel industry, specialising in a broad spectrum of
products.
Lowest net debt compared to its major peers.

Production and trade targets still face a lot of


difficulties, especially the consumption of
products in increasingly competitive markets.

Won a few awards in recent years like ASEAN


Typical Enterprise and Vietnam Gold Star
award.
Opportunities

Threats

Embarking on capacity expansions to increase


production line of galvanised steel and steel pipes
and tubes.

Oversupply situation, increasing cheap imports


from China and falling steel prices led to
dwindling margins.

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