Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering of South Korea has seen its earnings for the first quarter this year plunged compared to the same period last year.
According to Daewoo's regulatory filing on May 30, its Q1 operating profit, on K-IFRS consolidated basis, plummeted by 58.2% to KRW 181.2bn ($153m) from KRW 434.1bn on the same quarter last year.
Net profit and turnover also decreased by 68.0% and 7.8% to KRW 84.2bn and KRW 3.646trn.
Operating profit, during the same period, on stand-alone basis, stood at KRW 183.7bn, down by 56.3% from KRW 420.5bn. Net profit and revenue dropped by 67% and 2.9% to KRW 78.6bn and KRW 2.962trn.
Daewoo's such profit figures seem to be caused by increased reflection of low-marginal ships into revenue, which represents similar profitability flow of overall shipbuilding industries.