AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad reported revenue of RM401.47 million for the third quarter ended Nov 30 (“Q3FYE21”) compared to the RM402.46 million recorded in the preceding year’s corresponding quarter ended Nov 30 (“Q3FYE20”) while total transaction and financing volume for the quarter under review stood at RM1.22 billion.
Gross financing receivables in Q3FYE21 increased by 1.9 percent to RM10.22 billion as compared to the RM10.03 billion recorded in Q3FYE20. The Non-performing loans (“NPL”) ratio stood at 2.88 percent as at 30 November 2020 compared to 1.93 percent as at Nov 30, 2019. Other income comprising mainly bad debts recovered and insurance commissions saw rising of 27.1 percent to RM39.59 million for Q3FYE21 compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
Total transaction and financing volume and revenue for Q3FYE21 improved by 27.2 percent and 10.3 percent respectively compared to Q2FYE21. The operations of the Company are recovering as the economic activities in third quarter improved. Profit before tax (“PBT”) for Q3FYE21 recorded at RM57.71 million compared to RM76.49 million registered in the immediate preceding quarter largely due to higher impairment losses on financing receivables of RM156.91 million recorded in the current quarter compared to RM112.01 million for the immediate preceding quarter.
For the nine-month period (“9MFYE21”), the Company posted a revenue of RM1.16 billion, a decrease of 2.5 percent compared to the RM1.19 billion recorded in the same period of the previous year “9MFYE20” mainly due to a decrease in interest income resulting from the Day-One net modification loss related to AEON Relief Programme and lower fee income in line with weaker transaction and financing volume for the financial period-to-date of RM2.97 billion.
PBT for 9MFYE21 registered a decrease of 37.1 percent to RM171.28 million compared to the RM272.41 million of the corresponding period of the previous year mainly attributable to lower fee income of RM30.26 million and increased impairment losses on financing receivables of RM80.79 million occasioned by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decrease in PBT was mitigated by the lower other operating expenses of RM51.99 million. As a result, profit after tax for 9MFYE21 recorded at RM120.24 million, a decrease of 41.0 percent compared to the RM203.66 million recorded in 9MFYE20.
The ratio of total operating expenses excluding impairment loss provision against total income recorded for 9MFYE21 stood at 29.1 percent compared to 32.1 percemt for 9MFYE20 as a result of lower personnel expenses and advertising expenses translating into improved operational efficiency.