Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing’s said its third-quarter net profit fell 9.6% on year, due to lower revenue from trading and listing fees.
Net profit for the quarter ended September was 2.21 billion Hong Kong dollars (US$282.1 million) compared with HK$2.44 billion a year earlier, the stock market operator 388, +0.32% said Wednesday.
The net profit was below a consensus estimate of HK$2.43 billion in a FactSet poll.
Revenue and other income also declined to HK$3.99 billion from HK$4.10 billion a year earlier, mainly dragged by lower trading fees and tariffs as well as a drop in listing fees.
The company said it was disappointed not to proceed with a firm offer for the London Stock Exchange LSE, -1.25% .
For the first nine months of the year, the company’s reported a 2% increase in revenue and other income to HK$12.57 billion, but net profit declined 1% to HK$7.41 billion.