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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mah Sing earnings up on existing projects

PETALING JAYA: Mah Sing Group Bhd's net profit jumped 47.6% to RM41.1mil for the first quarter ended March 31 due to progressive recognition of development revenue and contribution from its property projects in the Klang Valley, Penang and Johor Bahru.

The company said in a statement yesterday that revenue for the quarter rose to RM311.7mil against RM238.3mil a year ago. Earnings per share stood at 4.95 sen.

Mah Sing said projects that contributed to the group's profit and revenue included Perdana Residence 2 in Selayang, Garden Residence in Cyberjaya as well as Hijauan Residence and One Legenda in Cheras.

“Also contributing are projects such as Residence @ Southbay and Legenda @ Southbay in Penang as well as Sierra Perdana, Sri Pulai Perdana 2 and Austin Perdana in Johor Bahru.

“Our plastics division also contributed positively to revenue and profit,” it said.

The developer added that its balance sheets remained healthy with net gearing ratio at 0.32 as at March 31.

“The group has 22 ongoing projects and another seven in the pipeline for continued earnings growth in the near and medium term,” it said.

As at May 13, Mah Sing achieved RM975mil in sales, meeting 49% of its full-year sales target of about RM2bil. The group has unbilled sales of about RM1.6bil as at March 31.

By The Star

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