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PCS - Revenue decreased in 2Q2018 and 1H2018. Weaker revenue in 2Q2018 was impacted by the absence of new mobile handset launches. Against 1H2018, there were lower prepaid and fulfillment revenue and lower channel sales.
ICT - Revenue increased in 2Q2018 and 1H2018 mainly due to higher software revenue.
Engineering - Revenue increased in 2Q2018 from the Singapore operations, partially offset by lower revenue from the Indonesia operations. In 1H2018, all operations reported lower revenue except for the Philippines and Singapore operations.
PCS - PBT decreased in 2Q2018 and 1H2018 from the Singapore operations. The lower PBT from Singapore operations was due to the lower revenue from the loss of the StarHub Logistics Contract, which was not renewed upon its expiry on 30 June 2017.
ICT - Higher PBT in 2Q2018 was from higher gross profit. Lower losses in 1H2018 was due to lower operating expenses. There was also a higher share of profit from an associate.
Engineering - PBT increased in 1H2018 mainly due to higher profit contribution from the Philippines and Singapore operations.
Based on the current outlook and barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Group expects operating performance for 2H2018 to be better than 1H2018. However, operating environment continues to be challenging. Overall, the Group expects full year operating performance to be lower than that of last year. The Group will continue to explore strategic initiatives to further enhance the business operating performance.
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