PLS Plantations profits surge by 411.5% to RM13.3 million

PLS Plantations profits surge by 411.5% to RM13.3 million

KUALA LUMPUR, May 31, 2022 – – PLS Plantations Bhd announced a 411.5% jump in their net profit for their third quarter financial performance for the period ended March 31, 2022 (Q3FY2022).

The Company recorded a net PBT of RM16.1 million, 455.1% higher compared to RM2.9 million recorded in the corresponding quarter for the period ended 31 March 2021 (Q4FY2021). PLS Plantations’ PATMI in Q3FY2022 came in at RM12.4 million, 416.7% higher than RM2.4 million in Q4FY2021.

Total revenue climbed to RM32.1 million, an increase of 169.8% from RM 18.9 million in Q4FY2021.

The increase in revenue and PBT were mainly attributed to the improved contribution made from the sales of fresh fruit bunches, and frozen durian products from international markets, especially China, as well as the collection of progress payment monies generated under the construction arm.

PLS Plantations’ PATMI for the quarter stood at RM12.4 million, 67.6% higher than RM7.4 million recorded in the preceding quarter ended December 31, 2021 (Q2FY2022).

However, total revenue recorded in Q3FY2022 saw a drop of 44% to RM32.1 million, compared to RM57.3 million in Q2FY2022.

PLS Plantations lower revenue

The lower revenue for the period was attributed to the off-peak durian cycle that resulted in lower harvest numbers. Earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter stood at 2.88 sen (fully diluted) compared to 0.58 sen in Q4FY2021.

PLS Plantations’ Executive Vice Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Lim Kang Hoo says, “PLS is working hard to continue the strong execution of our turnaround plan in order to meet our targets and aspirations.

“In addition to diversifying our revenue streams and improving our operational mechanisms, we have been building the organisation’s bench strength by bringing onboard experienced talent from the industry as well as promoting from within, capable members of the company to senior management positions.

“Growing our staff strength is crucial – to which PLS has been prioritising the hiring of bright, local talent as the Company ventures into other agricultural and cash crops segments.”

Tan Sri Dato’ Lim says in addition, the company have also set the baseline for our sustainability journey and will be working towards rolling out a sustainability framework to guide our business and operations.

“Since our Silver3 rating from RAM Sustainability, we have established a ESG working committee to further develop and refine our processes and structures as we continue our progress towards becoming the nation’s leading sustainable agrofood company.

“We remain guided by ESG values as we move towards future proofing the Company whilst supporting our country’s food security goals.” (ACN Newswire)

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