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PCS – Revenue decreased by $1.8M in 3Q2017 mainly due to lower prepaid sales and lower revenue from Malaysia partially mitigated by sales of Samsung Note 8 and iPhone 8/8+. In 9M2017, there were higher revenue from Singapore but lower revenue from Malaysia.
ICT – Revenue decreased by $4.1M in 3Q2017 and $9M in 9M2017 mainly due to lower equipment sales, lower enterprise solutions sales and lower wholesale voice revenue.
Engineering – Revenue increased by $1.2M and $6.7M in 3Q2017 and 9M2017 respectively. The higher revenue in 3Q2017 was mainly from Indonesia and Philippines operations. In 9M2017, all operations reported higher revenue.
PCS – PBT decreased by $0.4M and $0.9M in 3Q2017 and 9M2017 respectively mainly due to lower profit contribution from the Malaysian operations partially mitigated by the higher profit contribution from the Singapore operations.
ICT – PBT decreased by $0.6M in 3Q2017 and maintained at loss of $1.1 in 9M2017 was mainly due to lower revenue mitigated by lower operating expenses.
Engineering – PBT decreased by $0.3M and $0.4M in 3Q2017 and 9M2017 respectively mainly due to increase in operating expenses to support overseas operations.
Based on the current outlook and barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Group expects operating performance for 4Q2017 and full year 2017 to be lower than the corresponding periods of 2016.
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