Tropicana Posts 25% Revenue Jump With Profit Before Tax Increases Five Fold –

Press Release: Tropicana Posts 25% Revenue Jump With Profit Before Tax Increases Five Fold

– The Group recorded revenue of RM402.8 million, which was RM81.1 million or 25.2% higher when  compared to the corresponding quarter in the preceding year (Q3 2022: RM321.6 million).

– The Group recorded a profit before tax (“PBT”) of RM24 million, almost a five-fold increase  compared to the corresponding quarter in the preceding year. 

– The Group’s unbilled sales stood at RM2.3 billion placing the Company in a comfortable position to  deliver sustainable earnings in the coming years and will continue to unlock its landbank offering 4 new developments with an estimated total GDV of RM1.2 billion. 

Petaling Jaya – In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, property developer Tropicana  Corporation Berhad (“Tropicana” or “The Group”) reported its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2023. For the quarter under review, the Group recorded revenue of  RM402.8 million which was RM81.1 million or 25.2% higher when compared to the corresponding  quarter in the preceding year (Q3 2022: RM321.6 million). The Group recorded a profit before tax  (“PBT”) of RM24 million, an almost five-fold increase as compared to RM5 million in the corresponding  quarter in the preceding year. The significant increase was mainly attributed to the completion of the  disposals of two parcels of freehold development land in Kajang and Genting Highlands for a total  consideration of RM71 million as well as the Group’s continuous cost rationalisation exercise to reduce  overall expenses. In addition, the recent divestment of equity interests held in two subsidiaries namely  Tropicana Education Management Sdn Bhd and Tropicana SJII Education Management Sdn Bhd helped  strengthen the Group’s PBT. 

The management cited that the Group’s focus and continued commitment demonstrated positive  results across its key business segments, “Building townships since 1979, Tropicana has broadened its  position from a resort-style developer to a sustainable community planner anchored on its 8  development DNAs and 3 ESG pillars. Our approach focuses on future-proofing our businesses through  our constant engagement with our stakeholders, especially our loyal property purchasers as well as  our marketing and sales amplification through various online and offline initiatives. We aim to provide  the best value, make a difference to the community and contribute to a sustainable future.” 

“Since early 2023, we have reported a string of positive news, from our successful sukuk redemption,  multiple award triumphs to positive take-up of our properties across Malaysia. We are confident that  Tropicana will continue to strengthen its market presence and contribute to its future earnings supported by our high unbilled sales of RM2.3 billion and strong RM1.3 billion property bookings  recorded across Malaysia. This is complemented by our 4 newly launched or upcoming developments  worth an estimated GDV of RM1.2 billion in 2023,” the management emphasised.

For the financial period ended 30 September 2023, the Group recorded a revenue of RM1.1 billion,  which was RM367.6 million or 48.6% higher when compared to the preceding year. The significant  increase in revenue was attributed to higher progress billings across key projects in the Klang Valley,  Southern and Northern Regions coupled with the completion of the disposals of land in Kota Kemuning,  Kajang and Genting Highlands for a total consideration of RM205.6 million. The Group’s PBT was  recorded at RM26.6 million as compared to a loss before tax of RM92.0 million which was mainly due  to the completion of the divestment of equity interests held in two subsidiaries. The Group’s property  investment, recreation and resort segment has also seen a significant improvement which is evidenced  by the increase in the occupancy rates of the hotels owned by the Group. 

The Group remains optimistic and is confident that there will still be demand for properties in prime  locations in Tropicana’s established, matured, and developing townships. Tropicana’s ongoing or new developments recorded excellent take-up such as: 

1. 95% take-up | SouthPlace Residences, Tropicana Metropark @ Subang Jaya 2. 80% take-up | Hana Residences, Tropicana Aman @ Kota Kemuning 

3. 100% take-up | Shop Offices, Tropicana Aman @ Kota Kemuning 

4. 87% take-up | Edelweiss SOFO & Serviced Residences, Tropicana Gardens @ Tropicana Indah 5. 90% take-up | Tower A TwinPines Serviced Suites, Tropicana Grandhill, Genting Highlands @  Pahang  

6. 90% take-up | Assana Serviced Suites, Tropicana Cenang @ Langkawi 

Spurred by the positive track record, the Group is positive that its new or upcoming developments in  2023 will continue to gain traction in the market: 

1. SouthPlace 2 Shoppes & Serviced Residences, Tropicana Metropark @ Subang Jaya 2. Phase 1 Terrace Homes, Tropicana Alam @ Puncak Alam  

3. Tropicana Paradise Villa Lots & Landed Homes, Genting Highlands @ Pahang  4. Retail Shoppes, Tropicana Avalon, Genting Highlands @ Pahang 

Overall, Tropicana’s total landbank spans 1,842 acres, with a total potential GDV of approximately  RM120 billion, placing the Group in a good position to unlock the value of its strategic landbank and  deliver sustainable performance in the next few years. 

Tropicana Paradise Villa Lots are nestled amongst lush forest greens, pristine waterfalls and  gentle creeks on the iconic hills of Tropicana WindCity, Genting Highlands

Tropicana Cenang is making a splash at Langkawi with 90% take-up for its first phase, Assana  Serviced Suites and following the success, Tropicana rolled out Merissa Serviced Suites with  60 beachfront homes in a low-rise serviced suites tower

Attracting over 600 visitors during its opening weekend, Tropicana saw the grand opening of  its Tropicana Alam new property gallery at Puncak Alam


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