Increased cost pulls down WordCall Telecom’s semi-annual profits by 90%

WorldCall Telecom Limited reported a 90.7% drop in annual profits for the half year ended June 30th 2018, mainly due to higher direct cost and a 91% drop in other income.

The company conducted its Board of Directors meeting on August 31st 2018, to discuss the financial earnings for the half year ended on June 30th 2018.

The company further compared these results to the earnings made during the half year ended on June 30 2017.

On year-on-year basis, WordCall’s direct cost increased by 44%, while other income dropped from Rs.8 billion to Rs.694.8 million.

This led to an 83% drop in profit before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization.

The company’s overall half yearly profit for the period dropped from Rs.6.8 billion to Rs.639.8 million.

Apart from this, the company’s basic and diluted earnings per share dropped considerably from Rs.15.7 per share to Rs.0.18 per share.

Financial Results for the Half Year Ended June 30th 2018 ('000 Rupees)

 

Jun-18

Jun-17

% Change

Revenue – net

                         2,290,709

                         1,090,914

109.98%

Direct cost (excluding Depreciation and Amortization)

                       (1,313,780)

                           (912,311)

44.01%

Operating cost

                           (379,675)

                           (300,006)

26.56%

Other income/(expense) – net

                             694,836

                         8,098,250

-91.42%

Profit/(Loss) before interest, Taxation, Depreciation and Amortization

                         1,292,090

                         7,976,847

-83.80%

Depreciation and amortization

                           (519,726)

                           (539,193)

-3.61%

Finance costs

                           (114,825)

                           (244,366)

-53.01%

Profit/(loss) before Taxation

                             657,539

                         7,193,288

-90.86%

Taxation

                             (17,709)

                           (319,445)

-94.46%

Net profit/(loss) for the period

                             639,830

                         6,873,843

-90.69%

Basic and diluted profit/(loss) per share (Rupees)

                                    0.18

                                  15.70

-98.85%

 

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Posted on: 2018-09-03T09:47:00+05:00

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