Friday, March 14, 2014

Global Sources’ revenues down, profits up in 2013

News this week: Yesterday, NASDAQ-listed Global Sources released its year-end 2013 results. Revenues in the year were US$198 million, down 15% from the previous year. However, net profit in 2013 grew moderately by 1.6%, to US$33 million using the IFRS accounting standard. Diluted earnings per share in the year were US$0.91.

More than 46% of Global Sources’ revenues were generated from its online services (US$91 million) – a drop of 23% compared with 2012. Exhibitions revenues in the year were down 3.5%, to US$86 million and that figure represents 43% of total revenues. Print services (US$13 million) continue to shrink accounting for just 6.7% of total revenues, a 23% year-on-year decrease.

Global Sources also provided guidance for the first half of 2014. The company’s management forecasts revenues in the period to be between US$88 million and US$90 million. This represents a decrease of 3% to 5% compared to the first half of 2013 which generated revenues of US$92.7 million.

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