ELECTRONIC translator maker Group Sense (International) saw profits slump in the first half of its financial year. Net profits for the six months to September 30 were $34.83 million against $58.13 million in the previous period. Turnover fell from $252.51 million to $243.96 million. Earnings per share dropped from a fully diluted 6.3 cents to 4.1 cents. A dividend of 1.5 cents a share was declared. Operating profit was hammered down from $69.17 million last time to $20.82 million. Net profit was boosted by a $13.31 million exceptional item from the disposal of property.