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First Resources records 20.7% increase in full year net profit

Published on Feb 27, 2013 8:25 PM

PALM oil and plantation company First Resources' full-year numbers were boosted by higher sales of palm-based products, but fourth quarter numbers were more muted.

The Indonesian firm recorded a net profit of US$237.1 million (S$291.6 million) for the 12 months ended Dec 31, an increase of 20.7 per cent against the previous year.

For the three months ended Dec 31, the group recorded net profit of US$73.1 million, a 6.1 per cent decrease over the same period the previous year.

Sales in the fourth quarter decreased by 15.2 per cent to US$134.1 million, mainly due to reduced sales volume from refinery and processing, as well as lower palm oil prices.

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