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MAINBOARD-LISTED pawnbroker ValueMax Group saw its net profit attributable to shareholders fall 43.9 per cent year on year to S$1.69 million for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2014.
This, despite its revenue climbing 7.5 per cent to S$87.58 million, from the year before.
The group said its overall gross profit had decreased by S$0.8 million in the quarter just ended compared to a year ago, while its gross profit margin declined from 8.5 per cent in Q3 2013 to 7 per cent in Q3 2014.
Its expenses were up, while its share of results of associates decreased to S$0.3 million, from S$1 million the year before.
Its earnings per share were down to 0.32 cents for the quarter, from 0.80 cents the year before.
ValueMax shares last traded at S$0.435.