Guangzhou Shipyard expects 50% plunge in profit
Thursday, 26 July 2012 | 00:00
Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has warned of an expected 50% plunge in first half net profit over the same period last year.
The Hong Kong-listed company blamed the decline of the shipbuilding market in the first half of 2012 when prices of newbuildings dropped sharply, causing a decrease in profits for the company.
“Moreover, in order to maintain normal production and operation, the company secured a batch of six vessels in the first half of the year 2012, and could make an impairment loss for these vessels,” GSI said.
GSI posted a net profit of RMB263.39m ($41.23m) in the first half of 2011.
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