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Sokon Group reports Q1-Q3 net loss of RMB421 million

Abigail From Gasgoo| November 05 , 2019 09:51 BJT

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Sokon Group saw its revenue for the first nine months of 2019 slide 18.96% year on year to roughly 11.55 billion ($1.64 billion), the company said on October 30. The net loss attributable to parent company's shareholders was RMB421 million ($59.88 million), versus a net profit of around RMB 49.5 million ($7.04 million) in 2018.

Sokon Group reports Q1-Q3 net loss of RMB421 million

According to Sokon’s explanation, the revenue change was mainly linked to the industry’s destocking of vehicles to meet the China-Ⅵ emission standards. Besides, it attributed the profit decline to the year-on-year sales drop of vehicles and engines. The investment in new energy vehicles (NEV) was also one major factor.   

In the first three quarters, the vehicle sales of the Chongqing-based group fell 15.69% to 213,339 units and its engine sales decreased 17.33% compared with the year-ago period, according to the automaker’s sales report.

Sokon Group reports Q1-Q3 net loss of RMB421 million

Meanwhile, Sokon has made aggressive investment in the research and development of intelligent NEVs in recent years. In 2018, it spent RMB891 million ($127 million) on its NEV R&D with the investment accounting for 53.61% of the total R&D expenses.    

The company is expected to introduce its high-end electric vehicle the Jinkang SERES SF5, the Dongfeng Fengguang E3, and the affordable E1 to the market in the second half of 2019 (photo source: Sokon).  

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