The operating profit declined from SAR 74.3 Mn in 2018 to SAR 42.1 Mn in 2019, a decline of 43.3%. This was the combined impact of the gross profit declining by 6.7% from SAR 284.8 Mn in 2018 to SAR 265.6 Mn in 2019, and the general and administration expenses increasing by 6.1% from SAR 210.6 Mn to SAR 223.5 Mn during the year. The decrease in gross profit was mainly due to decreases in trading commission and income from securities depository services. Over the same periods, non-operating profit increased by 50.5% from SAR 73.9 Mn to SAR 111.2 Mn as a result of a growth in investment and other incomes. Consequently, the net profit for the year rose by 3.4% from SAR 148.2 Mn in 2018 to SAR 153.3 Mn in 2019.