Drake & Scull International plans assets sale in wake of financial hit

Dubai news
Dubai news

Engineering and construction company Drake & Scull International said it will sell non-core assets in a bid to battle faltering financials.

The Dubai-based firm confirmed a 877.8million-dirham ($239million) attributable net loss in the three months through September.

The figure is a steep drop from last year’s profit of 21.4million dirhams for the same period.

The company’s contract revenue suffered a more than 100% blow – down to 434 million dirhams from last year’s 1.24 billion dirhams.

A company spokesperson said: “The company has initiated a cost-cutting program to improve operational efficiency and reduce SG&A.

“The company is also taking a number of measures to boost working capital, reduce debt levels and improve the capital structure by selling non-core assets to generate cash and improve liquidity.”

Drake & Scull’s shares are currently at an all-time low, falling 10% to 41 fils.

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