Estonian car safety equipment maker Norma reported a 53% drop in third quarter net profits to €1.8 million ($US2.1 million) on Wednesday, below analyst forecasts after lower Russian sales, Reuters reported, adding that Norma, which supplies safety belts and other car components, said in an unaudited statement that net sales in the three months to end September shrank to €14.2 million from 15.3 million in the same period last year.