Net Profit Rises 445.51% to RMB895 Million
HONG KONG, April 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical 大发体育官网Company Limited ("Shanghai Petrochemical" or the "Company") (HKEx: 00338; SSE: 600688; NYSE: SHI) announced today the unaudited operating results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") for the three-month period ended March 31, 2010 (the "PerioAAAAAAAAAA> Under the China Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises, the Group's operating income for the Period amounted to RMB18.739 billion, representing an increase of 106.54% over the corresponding period of the previous year. Operating profit for the Period was RMB1.145 billion, up 683.44% year-on-year. Net profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company for the Period amounted to RMB895 million, an increase of 445.51% year-on-year. Basic earnings per share was RMB0.124 (1Q 2009: RMB0.023).
Mr. Rong Guangdao, Chairman of Shanghai Petrochemical, said, "In the first quarter of 2010, China's macroeconomic situation remained positive, leading to a continued growth in market demand for domestic petroleum and petrochemical products. The Group actively capitalized on market opportunities and maintained the operation of production plants for a long cycle and at full capacity. As such, sales volumes and sales prices increased significantly as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year which in turn led to a strong performance in operating results."
Shanghai Petrochemical is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the PRC and was one of the first Chinese companies to effect a global securities offering. Located at Jinshanwei in the southwest of Shanghai, it is a highly integrated petrochemical complex which processes crude oil into a broad range of products in synthetic fibres, plastics and resins, intermediate petrochemicals and refined oil products.
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Encl: Consolidated Income Statement (Unaudited) http://www.prnasia.com/sa/attachment/2010/04/20100428345479.pdf
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