South Korea’s Grand Korea Leisure Co Ltd (GKL), an operator of foreigner-only casinos in that country, said its fourth-quarter net income fell by 51.8 percent year-on-year to approximately KRW6.85 billion (US$6.1 million).
The firm stated net income for full calendar-year 2018 declined by 3.5 percent to KRW77.74 billion.
Aggregate revenue for the final three months of 2018 stood at KRW111.84 billion, down 12.4 percent from the prior-year period. The firm’s operating income in the period was KRW8.09 billion, representing a 55.9 percent year-on-year decrease.
The firm did not give commentary on the quarterly results filed with the Korea Exchange on Monday.
GKL is a subsidiary of the Korea Tourism Organization, which in turn is affiliated to South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The casino operating entity runs three foreigner-only casinos in South Korea under the Seven Luck brand: two in the capital Seoul and one in the southern port city of Busan.
GKL appointed in June Yoo Tae-Yeol as its new chief executive.
Last week the firm said it had recorded for last month casino sales of approximately KRW34.71 billion, down 23.7 percent from the prior-year period. Judged month-on-month, January casino sales declined 3.8 percent compared to December.
The year-on-year decrease in casino sales was largely due to a 26.1-percent decline in table game sales during the month of January, to nearly KRW29.95 billion. Machine game sales also decreased, by 4.4 percent year-on-year, to about KRW4.77 billion, the firm said in a filing to the Korea Exchange.
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