Vivant explores potential power, other industries

By: Irene R. Sino Cruz June 20,2019 - 04:36 PM

Vivant Corp. executive vice president Arlo Sarmiento (extreme left) speaks at the corporations annual stockholders meeting. Also in photo are President Ramontito Garcia, Chairman Dennis Garcia, Corporate Secretary Jess Garcia and Vivant Energy Corp. Executive Vice President Emil Andre Garcia.| Contributed photo

CEBU CITY — As Vivant Corp. posts P1.7-billion income in 2018, the company eyes growing potential in energy and other industries.

Arlo Sarmiento, executive vice president of the publicly-listed Vivant Corp., said the company reported the highest income in 2018 although it was a challenging year.

“For 2018, we declared an income of P1.7 billion, resulting in ROE of 15 percent, Sarmiento reported during the annual stockholder’s meeting held Thursday.

After removing the one-off items, the core net income amounted to P1.3 billion for generation and P720 million for distribution, he added.

Vivant’s assets grew by nine percent in 2018 when compared to that of 2017.

The growth resulted from the additional investments in joint venture projects.

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 “It was a good year. But along with success comes the need to come up with long-term strategies to keep the ball rolling,” Sarmiento said.

He added that Vivant’s business outlook had remained positive so the company had intended to play an active role in the many opportunities.

During the stockholders meeting, Vivant launched Vivant Energy Corp., it’s holding company for all energy-related interests.

“Activating Vivant Energy will allow us to focus on where we are strongest – power,” Vivant Energy executive vice president and chief operating officer Emil Andre Garcia. “The Vivant Energy team will explore the many opportunities coming up in an ever-changing field in even greater depth.” 

Vivant sees opportunities in the growing demand for power and energy solutions as the economy country’s to grow.

Vivant Energy aims to grow its renewable energy portfolio to 10 percent by 2023.

With Vivant Energy focusing on its core business, Vivant Corp. will become an incubator for new companies in other industries. 

Vivant Corp. owns 35 percent of Visayan Electric Company (Veco), the country’s second largest power distribution utility.

It also has shares in conventional, renewable and hybrid power generation assets in different areas in the country./dbs

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