Analyst: “The NBU’s move casts a shadow on other firms that have been audited by PwC, including Oschadbank, Ukreximbank, DTEK and Metinvest.”


ANALYTICAL REPORT: by Oleg Ustenko, Julia Segura, Valentyn Povroznyuk, Edilberto L. Segura for SigmaBleyzer multinational private equity firm & The Bleyzer Foundation (TBF), Kyiv, Ukraine


Published by the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C., Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Ukraine harvested 2.86 mln tonnes of winter barley throughout 807.5 thsd ha (91%), with the yield of 3.55 t/ha. Also, agrarians harvested 1.48 mln tonnes of spring barley throughout 557.1 thsd ha (34%), with the yield at 2.66 t/ha.


Raiffeisen Bank Aval (BAVL UK) advances 3.7%, extending its hot streak to four sessions with an aggregate gain of 10.9%


It said the reason for the decision was PwC's "verification of misrepresented financial information in the financial statements" of PrivatBank, concerning information on credit exposure and regulatory capital reported by the bank.

Analyst: “Astarta remains one of the least leveraged companies in the Ukrainian investment universe, with end-1Q17 debt of EUR 115 mln and a net debt-to-LTM EBITDA ratio of 0.5x. All this allows us to maintain a positive view on Astarta stock.”

Analyst: “We note that the company’s land bank expansion may improve significantly its profit from farming operations in the next financial year. We retain our Buy recommendation on Kernel stock, with a neutral view of its bond.”


In the first half of the 2017, Ukraine imported 7 billion cubic metres of gas from Europe and produced 10.3 billion cubic metres. 


Raiffeisen Bank Aval (BAVL UK) increases 4.4%, or 6.9% in three sessions. 


Analyst: “…the absence of a solution to the company’s tax debt and licensing trouble adds uncertainty to the company’s future. We remain pessimistic about Ukrnafta’s value growth prospects.”

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