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(LEAD) Samsung Engineering's Q3 net profit down 15.9 pct on one-off losses

All News 16:49 October 29, 2020

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SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Engineering Co., a construction affiliate of Samsung Group, said Thursday that its net profit fell 15.9 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier due to one-off losses from its overseas projects.

The company posted a net profit of 59.6 billion won (US$52.6 million) in the July-September period, compared with a net profit of 70.8 billion won a year earlier, the plant builder said in a regulatory filing.

Samsung Engineering said the decline of net profit in the third quarter is blamed on one-off losses from its overseas joint ventures with foreign partners.

(LEAD) Samsung Engineering's Q3 net profit down 15.9 pct on one-off losses - 1

The company said its operating profit edged up 0.3 percent on-year to 100 billion won in the third quarter.

The operating profit was 27.9 percent higher than the market consensus, according to the survey by Yonhap Infomax, the financial data firm of Yonhap News Agency.

Still, sales fell 2 percent to 1.6 trillion won from 1.63 trillion won over the cited period, according to the company.

Shares in Samsung Engineering fell 2.35 percent to 10,400 won, underperforming the broader KOSPI's 0.79 percent loss.

entropy@yna.co.kr
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