Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited announced the unaudited financial results for the six months period ended June 30, 2018. The BVI company reported 9.29% increase of revenues from approximately US$8,707,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 to approximately US$9,516,000 in the same period of this year. During this period, revenues from trading activities increased by US$264,000, and from manufacturing activities they increased by US$545,000.
In 1H 2018, Euro Tech’s gross profits made approximately US$1,460,000, which is 23% decrease as compared to approximately US$1,895,000 for the first half of the previous year. The reason of the decrease was mainly the fall of the gross profit margin percentage of contract in the highly competitive market circumstances.
Selling and administrative expenses made approximately US$2,437,000 in the first six months of 2018, compared to approximately US$2,491,000 for 1H 2017. Net profit was approximately US$878,000 in the reported period, as compared to net loss of approximately US$92,000 in the same period of 2017.
The BVI company declared and paid dividend of US$0.70 per share. It is expected that the economic slowdown in China will adversely affect the performance of Euro Tech in the second half of 2018.