The Hour Glass profits drops 14 per cent

Citing challenging business conditions and weakening consumer confidence, luxury-watch retailer The Hour Glass reports that its net profit for the second quarter ended September 30 fell 14 per cent year-on-year to S$8.32 million (US$5.88 million).

Revenue declined 7 per cent to S$163.11 million for the period.

For the six months to September 30, The Hour Glass profit slumped 18 per cent to $16.51 million and revenue was down 7 per cent at $311.3 million.

The group says the death of the King of Thailand will have an impact on the performance of the group’s Thai associates as the country enters a prolonged period of mourning.

While the retailer believes market conditions will continue to be challenging, it expects to remain profitable for the rest of the financial year.

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