The Group registered net profit of RM1.1 million in Q1 2015 as compared to RM3.2 million in Q1 2014, while its earnings before interests, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (“EBITDA”) in Q1 2015 were RM4.9 million as compared to RM7.5 million in Q1 2014.
- Revenue grew by 18 per cent in Q1 2015 as compared to Q1 2014
- Trade Facilitation business remains strong
Kuala Lumpur, 15 May 2015 – Dagang NeXchange Berhad (formerly known as TIME Engineering Berhad) today announced that it posted revenue of RM22.0 million in the first quarter of financial year 2015 (“Q1 2015”) or 18 per cent increase as compared to revenue of RM18.6 million in the first quarter of financial year 2014 (“Q1 2014”). The Group registered net profit of RM1.1 million in Q1 2015 as compared to RM3.2 million in Q1 2014, while its earnings before interests, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (“EBITDA”) in Q1 2015 were RM4.9 million as compared to RM7.5 million in Q1 2014. Its profit and EBITDA in Q1 2015 were affected by a one-off payment of RM5.6 million to undertake a staffing rationalisation exercise aimed at achieving organisational effectiveness for more efficient operations. Moving forward, the rationalisation exercise is expected to contribute positively to long-term sustainable operational efficiency for the Group in years ahead.
DNeX’s results were attributed to a strong performance of its Trade Facilitation business, where the Group is committed to provide end-to-end, comprehensive e-commerce services for Business-to-Government (“B2G”) to Business-to-Business (“B2B”) segments locally as well as regionally. In line with this direction, the Group had in Q1 2015 introduced myCargo2U, an all-in-one solution for cargo and trade management. Targeted at forwarding agents, freight forwarders, exporters and importers, myCargo2U offers end-to-end services for cargo and trade management from the point of data entry to Pre-Declaration, Declaration and Post-Declaration services.
myCargo2U enables real time visibility, analytics and management of cargo, its data and related cross-border B2G documentation within the supply and fulfillment chain. With myCargo2U, users will have the ease of an all-in-one solution for cargo and trade management, and data reusability across applications thus eliminating multiple data entry of trade information, allowing users to save time and reduce error associated with multiple data entry. “We will leverage on such services, meant to help companies and organisations improve their productivity and operational efficiencies, to further grow our business in Trade Facilitation. While this remain our core business, we are at the same time pursuing strategic diversification in oil and gas and power, which will serve as another revenue pillar for the Group in the near future,” said En Zainal Abidin Jalll, DNeX’s Group Managing Director. “The strategic diversification is critical to improve earning resiliency as well as create long-term sustainable growth for the Group,” he added.