“Rossiyskaya Gazeta” asked to create a scheme of sale of histiography

The structure of the “Russian newspaper” wants to develop an optimal scheme of privatization of state printing houses under its control. Authorities have already tried to sell these assets, but to no avail

JSC “Russian newspaper” has declared bankruptcy expert assessment of financial and economic activities of the state printing houses, which are in his control. The winner of the contest must develop a financial model of modernization and enterprise development up to 2021 and to propose the optimal scheme of allocating their property to a separate legal entity for subsequent privatization. The information concerning the tender published on the public procurement portal.

In 2008, ZAO “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” (at that time it was called the JSC “Information-publishing concern “Russian newspaper”) has received in trust management of Rosimushchestvo of 26 printers. As reported by “Kommersant”, JSC was supposed to perform the functions of the sole Executive body, while the enterprise retains the status of independent legal entities. In the specifications of this contest mentioned by only 12 plants. All of them are still on the balance sheet of the Federal property management Agency, although previously they have tried to privatize.

In mid-2015, the government put up for sale Yekaterinburg, OJSC IPP “Ural worker”. For the building of a former printing press, which is the object of cultural heritage, Lenin str., 49B, it was supposed to help out 690,8 million rubles. For the money the buyer would have received the monument of constructivism Sverdlovsk area of 6.9 thousand square meters and land area of 0.8 hectares under him. Those wishing to purchase asset on such conditions, however, was not found.

In the fall of 2016 became aware of an unsuccessful attempt to sell JSC “Publishing and printing company “Voronezh” — at the auction there were no bids. Now information on the sale of shares of JSC “IPF “Voronezh” contains on the website of the Russian auction house. The company owns six land plots in the Northern district of the Voronezh on Prospekt Revolyutsii, 39, a total area of approximately 26 thousand square meters, as well as the right to lease a land plot with an area of 48 thousand square meters for the period until 2062. Owned by the printing house also has nine buildings (newspaper shop, dining hall, warehouse) a total area of 13.9 thousand square meters and leasehold administrative buildings. The initial value of this property is 276,7 million rubles. it is Expected that the auction will be held in the fall, and the minimum price will be 138,35 million rubles. Applications to participate are accepted till March 7.

Also in the plan for privatization in the years 2017-2019 is Perm JSC IPK “the Star”. The city’s largest printing complex on Druzhby St., 34, is estimated at 200-220 million rubles, wrote “Kommersant” in February. On the balance sheet — property with an area of 13 thousand square meters and a plot of 2 hectares, from information published in the public cadastral map. To sell IPK “Zvezda”, the state planned in 2004-2006.

The price at which the government wanted to sell the printing corresponds to, or even below market. So, the building of Perm “Stars” can cost 200 million rubles, Yekaterinburg printing house “Ural worker” — about 1 billion roubles, and assets “IPF “Voronezh” — 825 mln (of which 700 million – the cost of buildings, the rest – land), calculated for RBC Deputy Director of the Department of evaluation and consulting Swiss Appraisal in Russia and the CIS Yuri Pankov. Thus, according to the opinion of the consultant, the location of the production site in Voronezh it is advisable to build residential or leisure complexes, and in Perm – cheap offices. The building in Yekaterinburg is to carry will not work because it is a monument of architecture.

According to SPARK, the total revenue 12 printers mentioned in the tender document, at the end of 2015 amounted to RUB 3.4 bln profit of 162 million rubles. At the same time, ZAO “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” has ended the year with a net loss of 9.37 million rubles (almost the same as it was in 2014). The company’s revenue in 2015 decreased by 5% to RUB 25 million Data for 2016 is not published.

ZAO “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” directly or through subsidiaries 88% owned by the state organization “Editorial “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, which also owns JSC “Publishing house “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” (produces the same newspaper). In turn, the state organization “Editorial “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” is owned by Rospechat.

Director General of state budgetary institution “Editorial “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” Pavel Negoita not answered the call RBC. To contact the CEO of JSC “Russian newspaper” Sergey Vlasov on Friday evening failed. Chief editor of “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” Vladislav Fronin said that not aware of the situation with the regional press.

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