by TMR / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
BToto’s 1Q21 earnings impacted by lockdowns
BERJAYA Sports Toto Bhd’s (BToto) revenue fell 40.7% to RM797.6 million in the first quarter 2021 (1Q21) compared to RM1.35 billion recorded last year. This was mainly due to the 88.7% drop in revenue recorded by Sports Toto Malaysia Sdn Bhd, its principal subsidiary, as there were only eight draws conducted in the current quarter compared to 42 draws in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The drop in the results was primarily due to the cancelled draws and fixed operating expenses incurred in the current quarter under review that led to the group posting a pre-tax loss of RM12.4 million compared to a pre-tax profit of RM101.4 million in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
NCT Alliance records a 6-fold YoY net profit
NCT Alliance Bhd registered a net profit of RM8 million for its third quarter ended Sept 30, 2021 (3Q21), with a significant improvement from RM1.2 million in 3Q20. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia yesterday, the company said this was achieved on the back of an improved revenue of RM26.3 million, a 31% jump from RM20.1 million in the previous year’s corresponding quarter. Cumulatively for the first nine months of the financial year, the group’s net profit grew to RM17.6 million from RM0.9 million in last year’s corresponding period, marking a substantial increase of 1,948%. Revenue for the nine-month period rose to RM91 million, up by 120% from RM41.4 million in the same period last year.
Duopharma Biotech posts RM16.9m net profit
DUOPHARMA Biotech Bhd posted net profit of RM16.96 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2021, bolstered by higher demand from consumer healthcare and the public health sector. For the quarter the company also recorded revenue of RM171.8 million. Cumulatively, net profit jumped 18% in the first nine months this year to RM49.97 million, on the back of a 13% increase in revenue totalling RM493.73 million, the company said in a filing to Bursa Malaysia yesterday.
Govt extends Datasonic’s passport contract
DATASONIC Group Bhd has received letter of extensions from the Home Ministry yesterday for the supply of the Malaysian passport chips, documents and polycarbonate biodata pages for a period of 24 months from Dec 1, 2021. In a statement yesterday, the company said the contract extension will give earnings visibility for the next 24 months.