Rába shareholders decide retaining all 2012 profit


The annual general meeting of Hungarian vehicle and vehicle parts maker Rába on Friday approved the management's proposal to pay no dividend and place all of last year's HUF 699 million profit in profit reserves. The state of Hungary holds 73.7% of Rába shares and 76.79% of the voting rights.  Speaking about new projects, chairman-CEO István Pintér told the meeting that Rába will produce 200-300 buses at its base in Gyor starting next year under a joint project with Volvo. Bus production will generate HUF 15 billion - HUF 20 billion annual revenue, he said. Shareholders approved the company's 2012 consolidated IFRS report showing total comprehensive income for the year of HUF 1.35 billion after a loss of HUF 350m in 2011, on revenues of HUF 42.3 billion, up from HUF 39.38 billion in 2011. Last year, Rába also put after-tax profit into reserves and did not pay dividend. The AGM unanimously reelected Pintér as member of the board of directors for another five years. The transparent operations of Rába are important for the company's international clientele, and the buyers are not interested in changing this, Pinter told the AGM when asked about an eventual delisting of Rába shares. The shares are undervalued, he said in answer to another question.


Business confidence falls slightly in June Analysis

Business confidence falls slightly in June

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget Parliament

Lawmakers approve 2022 budget

Duncan Graham reelected as BCCH president Appointments

Duncan Graham reelected as BCCH president

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors City

Budapest launches revamped coupon card for visitors


Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.