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The Palestine Exchange (PEX) received reviewed interim consolidated financial statements from Palestinian Distribution & Logistices Services (WASSEL). The PEX disclosure rules in place give all of the PEX listed companies a period of 45 days to report their first half interim financial statements as reviewed by their independent external auditor. Their disclosure has been published on the PEX website (www.pex.ps) and emailed to PEX member securities firms in conjunction with this press release.
The disclosed information includes: Independent Accountants" Review Report, the Statement of Financial Position, a Statement of Income and Comprehensive Income, Changes in Equity Ownership, the Statement of Cash Flows and Notes to the interim financial statements (8 notes). The company also provided its interim financial statements via the approved electronic form of disclosure applicable to the Service Sector. The interim report also includes the additional information required by Article (38/2) of the PEX disclosure rules in place concerning management, issued shares, material changes and significant events that may have affected financial performance during the first half of the year.
According to company data for the first half of this year, net loss reached (653,649) JOD, compared with a net profit of 469,971 JOD from the first half of 2010. Total assets of the company have reached 11,442,824 JOD as of June 30th, 2011, compared to total assets of 11,886,946 JOD as of December 31st, 2010, a net decrease of 3.7%. Total liabilities of the company have reached 5,589,834 JOD as of June 30, 2011, compared to total liabilities of 5,347,580 JOD as of December 31st, 2010, a net increase of 4.5%. Net ownership equity of the company has reached 5,852,990 JOD (including a deficit of (19,470) in minority rights) as of June 30th, 2011, compared with a net ownership equity of 6,539,366 JOD (including 45,968 in minority rights) as of December 31st, 2010, a net decrease of 10.5% in the last six months.
Within the conclusion in the Independent Auditors’ Review Report (Ernst & Young), the following was conveyed: Based on our limited review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the accompanying interim consolidated financial statements are not, in all material respects, presented in accordance with International Accounting Standard No. (34) . An additional paragraph, “Emphasis of a Matter”, was included and mentioned note #6, which explains that one of WASSEL’s subsidiaries did not have tax clearance for payable VAT.