Guan Chong Bhd. said its third-quarter normalized net income amounted to 2 Malaysian sen per share, a decline of 28.5% from 3 sen per share in the year-earlier period.
Normalized net income, which excludes unusual gains or losses on a pre- and after-tax basis, was 10.9 million ringgits, a decline of 28.3% from 15.2 million ringgits in the prior-year period.
The normalized profit margin declined to 1.8% from 2.2% in the year-earlier period.
Total revenue fell 15.7% year over year to 597.5 million ringgits from 708.8 million ringgits, and total operating expenses declined 15.6% from the prior-year period to 574.7 million ringgits from 680.8 million ringgits.
Reported net income fell 28.5% year over year to 15.5 million ringgits, or 3 sen per share, from 21.7 million ringgits, or 5 sen per share.
As of Nov. 18, US$1 was equivalent to 4.41 ringgits.