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Vallianz, Hiap Tong warn of FY2020 loss on asset impairments

OFFSHORE support vessel provider Vallianz Holdings and crane specialist Hiap Tong Corporation on Thursday warned of losses for their 12 months ended March 31.

Catalist-listed Vallianz said it is expecting to record non-cash impairment expenses for certain assets in FY2020, comprising fixed assets and recoverability of prepayments, following an in-depth evaluation of the carrying value of these assets.

The evaluation was conducted "in light of the continued challenges and slow recovery in the offshore and marine market", it said.

The group also expects to record a compensation expense for late delivery of vessels, it added. As a result, it expects to "continue to post a significant net loss" for FY2020.

Vallianz reported a US$128.2 million loss for fiscal 2019, against a profit of US$16.7 million for 2018. It will release its results on July 29.

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Meanwhile, Hiap Tong said it expects to sink into the red for FY2020, mainly due to the need to make a provision for an impairment loss on its fixed assets.

The Catalist-listed company reported a profit of S$2.25 million for fiscal 2019, from S$1.18 million the year before. It will release its results on or before July 29.

Shares of Vallianz Holdings were trading at 5.5 Singapore cents as at 9.41am on Friday, down 0.3 cent or 5.8 per cent. Shares of Hiap Tong were trading flat at 5.8 cents.

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