Companies had started reporting their financial results for the quarter covering 1 Jan to 31 March 2012 (First Quarter 2012).
The following table provides information on net profit attributable to shareholders and year-on-year change between current period in 2012 against corresponding period of 2011.
|Net Profits||Y-o-Y Change||Dividend|
|Sembcorp Industries||$176 m||+ 10.5%||Nil|
|Keppel Corp||$751 m||+141.0%||Nil|
|SBS Transit||$4.8 m||– 59.2%||Nil|
|SMRT||$13.9 m||– 59.0%||5.7 cents|
Sembcorp Industries increased net profit by 10.5% to $176 million. When compared with Keppel Corporation, Sembcorp Industries did not do as well. Its results was dragged down by Sembcorp Marine which had a reduction in profit of 24.9% for the same quarter.
Net profit of SBS Transit (that operates SBS buses, North-East MRT Line and LRT) was reduced by 59.2%. SMRT too had its net profit reduced by 59.0%. Manpower cost, fuel cost and maintenance cost were major expenses that reduce operating profits. Without any fare increases, operating results will continue to suffer in the future.
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