For 2019 year overview, the company had the income growth of 19.9% and the net profit from the operation grew 29.9% when compared to the previous year, with the company's net profit margin at 37.7% which increased slightly increased from the percentages of 33.5%. Investing in non-performing assets purchasing in 2019, the company successfully increased management of non-performing assets by 13,906 million Baht
Mr. Wutisak Lapcharoensap
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Suksan Yasasin
Chief Executive Officer
2017 is the start of the company's journey in becoming a new member of Stock Exchange of Thailand. We prepared to enter Stock Exchange since 2014, starting by appointing Price waterhouse Coopers ABAS Co., Ltd as company's auditor. Consultant was hired to lay down the control system. Internal audit was engaged to evaluate internal control system, as well as on company's capital increase and restructuring of shareholding during late of 2015. Further, new management team was hired to reinforce the company's strength in 2016. Later, on 19th September 2017, the company filed form 69-1to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Being approved by SEC, the company has been registered as listed company in Stock Exchange of Thailand in February 2018, firstly traded in M arch 2018.
Apart from being the starting year of our journey, 2017 was also our challenging year. The challenges are varied in many aspects such as to achieve goal of receivables collections during the economic recovery period, capital raising to support the business expansion, and even on more investment in secured non-performing loans. From 20-year experiences in debt collection service, we have achieved and generated total revenue of more than 205 million baht in 2017. Together with our success during previous years, financial institutions provided more funds and loans supporting our business expansion. As a result, we could expand our investment in the secured non-performing loans in a great extent in 2017. By end of 2017, the company had operated secured and unsecured non-performing loans, which was worth around 29,136 million baht.
In 2018, we have unlocked all the limitations on business expansion given that we have already entered into stock market which in turn resolving our restraints, even we used to have limitations on the capital acquisition in the past. We have planned to expand the funds in both secured and unsecured non-performing loans, which we expect that we will achieve a leap growth in 2018.
For this opportunity, Chayo would like to thank our shareholders, customers, partners, business partners, directors, management team, and all staff, who have supported strong fundamental growth of the business. We aim to be parts of society to drive the economic growth, to reduce numbers of non-performing loans, to provide creditability back to customer sand not relying on the loan shark, and to stand with the country to build strong economy and society.
For 2019 year overview, the company had the income growth of 19.9% and the net profit from the operation grew 29.9% when compared to the previous year, with the company's net profit margin at 37.7% which increased slightly increased from the percentages of 33.5%. Investing in non-performing assets purchasing in 2019, the company successfully increased management of non-performing assets by 13,906 million Baht which will affect on the end of the 2019 year. The company has owned non-performing asset portfolios to manage more than 50,427 million Baht, at the end of 2019, with a total investment in non-performing assets approximately 1,131.3 million Baht.
For 2019 performance, the company had total revenue of 314.71 million Baht (including profit from the sale of foreclosed assets) increased by 19.9% compared to the previous year at 262.38 million Baht, with the proportion of revenue from the main business which include interest income to non-performing loan was 79.9% (including profit from sales of foreclosed assets), income from debt collection services was 19.50%, and credit lending 0.60% of total revenue in 2019.
Meanwhile, the gross profit of 2019 year was 190.00 million Baht which increasing 15.9% when comparing to the previous year at 163.95 million Baht and the net profit for the year of operation was 111.05 million Baht, which increasing 29.9% when comparing to the previous year at 85.44 million Baht. In this year, the company has Net Profit Margin at 37.7%
The Direction of 2020 Operation, the company has a plan of net income growth strategies to increase the revenue not less than 20%. The company believes that the trend of bad debt in 2020 will increasing continually. Non-performing loans (NPLs) are expected to remain in many systems. In addition, the new accounting standards or TFRS 9 which may result in financial institutions having to set aside a provision. We expected that the total bad dept will be around 500 billion Baht and the dept which financial institution will be released for sale at approximately 2.0-3 billion Baht. Therefore, in 2020, the company plans to expand the main business, which is the non-performing asset management business, By targeting in the non-performing loans purchase for additional management is approximately 10,000 million Baht and the investment budget of approximately 1,000 million Baht. Likewise, for the service and debt collection business which targeting in continuously growth by focusing on seeking for new customers consecutively. As for the lending business has set a budget approximately 200 million Baht. However, the process will be gradually and carefully due to economic conditions which tend to shrink.
Finally, on behalf of the Board of Directors, all executives and employees, thank you to all business partners for consistently trust and support of. Please rest assured that company will devote in operation with utmost efforts and operating business in accordance with the principles of good governance awareness of every stakeholder including responsible for society and environment to step towards steady growth and sustainable compensation.