Neo Group half-year net profit soars four times to $2.8 million
A jump in catering orders and better cost management led events caterer Neo Group to report a large rise in net profit for the six months ended July 31.
Earnings soared four times over a year ago to $2.8 million for the period, said the group, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange's Catalist board.
Neo Group's revenue rose 23.2 per cent from the same period last year to $23.1 million, mainly due to contributions from its food catering business. The company saw an increase in social catering events as well as contributions from the corporate and government sectors, it said in a filing to the SGX.
Revenue for the group's food retail business segment also grew by 11 per cent to $5.9 million. This was boosted by more delivery sales since the launch of the group's new online order system in January, as well as higher sales at most of its existing 18 "umisushi" outlets.