KUALA LUMPUR: Glomac Bhd’s net profit rose year-on-year (y-o-y) to RM12.14 mil in the third quarter (3Q) ended Jan 31, 2020, on the back of more ongoing development phases and better performance by the property investment segment, complemented by overall administrative cost savings.

Revenue, however, trimmed to RM74.02 mil from RM79.03 mil previously, mainly derived from the property development segment, it said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia today.

In a separate statement, it said ongoing phases in Glomac’s development projects such as Lakeside Residences and Saujana Perdana have continued to be well taken up.

Glomac’s high-rise residential product offerings were launched with much success and have been well taken up by the market.

Plaza @ Kelana Jaya is an integrated freehold residential project with a gross development value (GDV) of RM347 mil.

As at Jan 31, 75% of its residential units have been sold, it said.

Continuing from the success of Plaza @ Kelana Jaya, the recently launched 121 Residences comprises two towers of serviced apartments and small office home office (SoHo) units in the Petaling Jaya-Damansara district with a total GDV of RM321 mil.

“The project has a take-up rate of 64%,” it added.

The group’s performance is expected to sustain, backed by unbilled sales of RM626 mil, driven by continuing sales from ongoing high-rise residential projects such as Plaza @ Kelana Jaya and 121 Residences.

On the domestic front, Glomac said the property market is likely to remain challenging and it will be adversely impacted by Covid-19 and the Movement Control Order.

“Notwithstanding the above, we have taken certain steps and will be taking further steps to circumvent and mitigate the challenges.

“The group will continue to strategise in introducing suitable products that will appeal to its market segment,” it added.

Glomac said in the longer term, it commands a strong development portfolio with a potential estimated GDV of RM8 bil to accelerate its development activities when market conditions improve. – March 25, 2020, Bernama

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