Utusan’s sales and profits slide

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124
CURRENT
YEAR QUARTER
PRECEDING YR
CORRESPONDING
QUARTER
CURRENT
YEAR TO
DATE
PRECEDING YR
CORRESPONDING
PERIOD
31/12/2008
31/12/2007
31/12/2008
31/12/2007
RM’000
RM’000
RM’000
RM’000
1 Revenue
96,953
102,340
373,324
385,565
2 Profit before tax
5,612
23,992
7,821
44,179
3 Profit for the period
2,153
18,786
3,171
36,445

Source: Utusan’s fourth quarter 2008 unaudited results as submitted to Bursa

Utusan workers are demanding better terms from their employer. But the firm’s revenue shows a drop from the previous period.

Fourth quarter unaudited profits dropped substantially as “other operating expenses” soared to RM17.3 million from RM1.9 million for the same period in 2007.

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karma

Only those who are ignorant read the Utusan. It insults one’s intelligence.

NoMSM

Serve them right…

oneworldmaybenot

Ummmm, Utusan has always been an underperformer….a loser, so whats new

AMNO

Don’t Touch That C…
Whoever buys it buys C…

Antares

Putusan Malaysia deserves to sink quietly & ignominiously into the stinking cesspool in which it has wallowed since the evil Mahathir era.

Jimbeam

Serves them right! this racist newspaper has been feeding the malay ppulations with…!

vengai

mut on is right.They not only giving to cawangan umno but (apparently) goverment expecially sekolah kebangsaan getting it free every monday beb

sink umno

utusan akhbar yang memperbodohkan ….

noeyesee

The paper is for members only..so the revenue is soon to be
family size unless someone pump in $$$ to make it looks good.

mut

Yeah, and minus the forced sale to those cawangan2 UMNO er… government departments and what do you get? I bet only half of the sales.

apapunboleh

Utusan will never die….they just shrink and let’s hope it becomes the opposition media together with Star,NST and so on.

Andrew

Utusan today is a far cry from the Utusan of the pre-Independence and early years of nationhood. UMNO destroyed Utusan and the hardworking independent-minded Utusan journos like Said Zahari etc. back in 1961. In those days the journos had brains and had principles. They lived and fought for the principles they believed in. The Utusan journos these days don’t have it in them to fight or to even think through any self-respecting strategy. They only grovel before UMNO and beg for crumbs from the table. How times have changed. And Utusan still talks about the Malay agenda? What agenda? An… Read more »

dragon

THat show only umno people read this paper and now we know not all bumi supports umno. You very correct Paloi….they might get triple bonus by the stimulus package…

qunimade

All MSM in Bolehland are controlled by who?

So to all those who are the employees of MSM, you people don’t have to worry.

This is the most secure sector and its business will not be influenced by the economy slow down, unlike the other SMIs.

Fat bonuses and salary increments will still be paid in 2009, I guess.

To other people in the streets, sorrylah, please take care.

Ganesh

The Malays I know, most of them highly educated, besides TheSun, prefer also Harian Metro. They prefer the content there.

DrGiGi

doom is near for all the cronies….winds of change is picking up its velocity…malaysians will be liberated… once the perfect storm is over, then we shall all participate in rebuilding a harmonious nation…

sharath

Anil, How come cut and paste master Rockey and Samad r so silent on Zaid request to agong regarding malaysia`s next PM.

zztop

This media deserved it. A suit has already been filed against this race biased media. The rakyat hope that they will not only pay $$$$$ compensation but also requst to close down after the court case.
But, alas, in Bolehland, with UMNO behind it, anything is possible.

Ganesh

My Malay friends have stopped buying Utusan. They have switched to The Sun.

robeh

serve them right. racist media.

paloi

dont worry umno will bail out their media … hehehe. their staff will get bonus too.

Jed Yoong

numbers don’t add up?
what’s other operating expenses? …