WATER solutions firm Hyflux posted a net profit of S$5.6 million for its first quarter ended March 31, 2015, down 85 per cent from S$37.9 million a year ago.
Revenue was down 32 per cent to S$60.4 million from S$88.3 million a year ago, mainly due to lower engineering, procurement and construction activities.
Lower net profit was due to other income falling 53 per cent to S$27 million from S$56.9 million a year ago. Included in other income a year ago was a S$54.1 million gain after the group sold its investments in a joint venture and an associate.
Hyflux closed Thursday trading at 86.5 cents, down 1.5 cents or 1.7 per cent, before the results were released.