ALi Corporation (3041 TT) today held its 2018 third quarter earnings conference call. Its third-quarter revenue reached NT$672 million, representing an increase of 12% quarter-over-quarter. The quarter-over-quarter growth was mainly due to contribution from Pay-TV operator segment. The gross profit was NT$87 million. Compared to the previous quarter, the consolidated gross margin was down thirty-two percentage point due to inventory provision. The operating expense was NT$360 million, representing a decrease of 2% quarter-over-quarter. As a result, the operating loss was NT$273 million, net loss NT$206 million, and basic earnings per share NT$-0.7.
In the third quarter, free-to-air STB, Pay-TV operator STB and others (non-STB) accounted for 25-30%, 65-70%, and 0-5% of the total consolidated revenue, respectively.