Dubai's Union Properties Q1 net profit slips 2.2%

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Dubai developer Union Properties reported a 2.2 percent drop in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday due to a slump in housing sales.

The Dubai-listed firm made a first quarter net profit of Dh21.9 million ($5.96m), it said in a bourse statement, slightly lower than Dh22.4m it posted in the corresponding period last year.


Revenue from sales of homes and property management plunged to Dh25.8m from Dh159.8m in the prior-year period.

However expenses reduced to Dh24.6m from Dh35.1m in the year ago period.

The company was one of many property firms in Dubai that were hit by a property market collapse in 2009-2010, which saw home prices plunging by more than half and a large number of projects being put on hold.

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