Malaysia: Tasek Corp suffers third quarter earnings drop

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Updated Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:15:04 GMT

Tasek Corp reported a 7.1% drop in earnings to US$6.4m in the third quarter of 2014 amid stiff competition. Earnings declined despite a 3.3% rise in revenue to US$44.4m during the three month period. Tasek said that it suffered lower margins from the cement segment due to intense price competition on the market. For the nine months to the end of September 2014, earning were 16.3% higher at US$23.2m, with revenue climbing by 14.5% to US$144m. Tasek said that the outlook for the fourth quarter of 2014 was expected to remain positive.