KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia’s net profit rose 5.6% to RM49.48mil in the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 (Q2, FY15), from RM46.85mil a year ago due to improvement in performance from securities market, derivatives market, and others segment.
It said on Wednesday its revenue increased 3.14% to RM127.01mil from RM123.15mil a year ago due to a rise in trading revenue, listing and issuer revenue and depository services revenue. Earnings per share were 9.30 sen per share.
In the first half of FY15, its revenue was up 3.16% to RM254.11mil from RM246.31mil a year ago. Its net profit for the first half rose 4.9% to RM96.54mil, from RM91.99mil a year ago.
Despite global and domestic challenges, the stock exchange operator said its return of equity performance was up 2% to 25% compared to a year ago.
Bursa Malaysia chief executive officer Datuk Tajuddin Atan said although costs remained steady, its first half was positive due to continued growth seen from its Derivatives and Islamic Markets.
“Our crude palm oil futures contract continued to grow and has benefited from the increased volatility in commodity prices.
"On the Islamic Market, Bursa Suq Al-Sila has seen very high growth figures this year due to the conversion of bank deposits to Murabaha, and the introduction of Tenor Based Pricing early this year,” he added.
Moving forward, Tujuddin noted that the company would deepen its market engagements on sustainability to integrate environment, social and governance matters into all areas of business.
Tajuddin said the exchange remains positive domestically and expects the Malaysian economy to grow at 4.5% to 5.5% this year.