Ainsworth’s profits down 53 per cent

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by Anna Napoli

Poker machine company Ainsworth Game Technology (ASX:AGI) has reported its net profit after tax (NPAT) fell about 53 per cent to $9.7 million for the half year to December 2017.

Total revenue for the half year was also down, falling 2 per cent on the same time last year to $120 million.

Its earnings before interest and tax (EBITDA) decreased by 23 per, to $25 million dollars.

The company declared a fully franked dividend of 1.5 cents per share to be paid on the 8th of May 2018.

Ainsworth says the fall in net profit is due to a $8.6 million dollar adjustment in the prior period attributable the reversal of previously recognized deferred taxes.

Shares in Ainsworth Gaming Technology (ASX:AGI) closed about 1.39 per cent higher yesterday to $2.19.

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