Casino operator Genting Hong Kong Ltd expects to post a net profit of more than US$180 million for the first half of this year. That compares with a consolidated net profit of US$23 million for the same period a year before, the company said in a filing.
The increase in net profit is mainly attributable to the gain from the disposal of a stake of 3.7 percent in Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd in March, in the sum of US$153 million. Hong Kong-listed Genting Hong Kong is still the majority shareholder in the company, with a 27.7-percent stake.
Also helping to push up the results from Genting Hong Kong was a fair value gain in the sum of approximately US$15 million arising from a revaluation of some financial assets, the company told the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Saturday in a positive profit alert.
The company’s unaudited consolidated results for the first half of 2014 are expected to be announced in August.
Genting Hong Kong is a joint venture partner in the Resorts World Manila casino resort (pictured) in the Philippines. The company, which also operates casino cruise ships under the Star Cruises brand, is a subsidiary of Malaysian conglomerate Genting Bhd.
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