Nexgram expects to turn around in FY19 [NST – 28 Dec 2017]

KUALA LUMPUR: Nexgram Holdings Bhd is optimistic about turning around in the financial year ending July 31, 2019 (FY19), following the recent government’s initiative to promote more affordable houses.

Chairman Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai said Nexgram did not expect to perform better in the current financial year, after suffering financial losses in FY17.

“However, we are confident that for the FY19 2019, we should be able to move forward in a better direction,” he told reporters after the company’s annual general meeting here, today.

Lim said Nexgram was on the lookout to find ways to improve its cashflow, by banking on its three core businesses in information,communications and technology (ICT), property and logistics.

“At this moment, the company’s focus is on ICT, which is very competitive,” he added.

Nexgram has changed its financial year end from April 30 to July 31.

Its revenue in the year ended July 31, 2017 was RM53.16 million, while net loss was recorded at RM16.19 million.

Executive director Mazru Mat Yusof said the company would focus on ICT software development next year.

“We will be more focused on one of our subsidiaries, Sensorlink Sdn Bhd, in the ICT security,” he said.

He expects the ICT business to contribute about 70 per cent of Nexgram’s revenue in FY18, with the remaining from its logistics services.

“Our ICT security service will be mainly in the local banking (ATM kiosk) and residential security installation system,” Mazru said.