KUALA LUMPUR: VS Trade Bhd‘s internet revenue within the second quarter ended Jan 31, 2020, fell to RM44.49mil from RM63.79mil within the earlier corresponding quarter on decrease orders from key clients and disruptions within the international provide chain.
For the quarter underneath overview, the electronics producer mentioned income was RM1.01bil, 1.5% increased than in the identical quarter within the earlier yr.
The board of administrators declared a dividend of 0.4 sen per share, with ex and cost dates on April 14 and April 29, 2022, respectively.
In response to VS Trade, its Malaysia enterprise posted a 5.8% year-on-year improve in income resulting from increased gross sales orders from key clients. Nevertheless, pre-tax revenue fell 32% over the identical interval.
“The lowered profitability was affected by a mix of things that included improve in labor and uncooked supplies prices, in addition to increased depreciation incurred from new amenities whereas mass manufacturing for a brand new key buyer has but to attain optimum degree.
“These, together with employee scarcity situation and disruptions to provide chain (particularly, part scarcity), had led to decrease operational effectivity,” mentioned the group.
In the meantime, its Indonesia and China markets additionally registered decrease revenues.
In China, the working loss was increased compared to the identical quarter of the previous yr because the income base was inadequate to cowl the fastened price, along with the challenges of the rising price construction and troublesome working panorama.
Transferring ahead, VS Trade mentioned general buyer demand stays sturdy and is predicted to maintain within the coming quarters.
“Mass manufacturing for the brand new key buyer is predicted to ramp up as soon as labor sufficiency situation is resolved,” it mentioned.
“On steadiness, the Board is cautiously optimistic on the outlook of the Group and opines that the monetary efficiency of the Group for the remaining quarters to be passable,” it added.