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Delong warns of lower Q1 profit on lower selling prices, higher costs

CHINESE steelmaker Delong Holdings said on Thursday morning that it expects to report a lower first-quarter net profit for the three months ended March 31, mainly due to a decrease in the average selling prices of products as well as higher cost of sales per tonne.

The profit guidance was issued after a preliminary review of Delong's unaudited results for the first quarter.

The mainboard-listed company will announce its first-quarter financial results on May 8.

Delong shares closed at S$6.11 on Tuesday, up 29 Singapore cents from Monday’s close at S$5.82.

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