SAO PAULO - Embraer (IW 1000/654) reported a 19% fall in third-quarter profit Thursday from a year ago, due to deliveries of less profitable jets.
Net income reached $52.9 million in the third quarter, down from $65 million during the same period of last year.
Net income was $5.3 million in the second quarter due to the depreciating real and reached an accumulated $77.5 million for the year.
Embraer said it delivered a total of 19 commercial and 25 executive aircraft in the third quarter, for a cumulative total of 58 commercial and 66 executive jets for the first nine months of 2013.
During the same period last year, a total of 83 commercial and 46 executive aircraft were delivered.
Third-quarter revenues totaled $1.28 billion, down 8.1% from the same period a year earlier.
Embraer attributed the decline in revenue to "lower commercial aviation deliveries in 3Q13 compared to last year, combined with a mix shift toward the smaller E-Jets E170 and E175 aircraft models."
"The lower revenues and product mix shift in the quarter were the principal drivers of a decline in gross margin to 19.2% in 3Q13 compared to the 25.2% reported in 3Q12," Embraer said.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2013