Financial Highlights

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For the year ended 31 March
2017
RMB’000
2016
RMB’000
(Restated)
Change
in percentage
Sales 3,482,894 3,200,436 +8.8%
Gross profit 2,270,823 2,203,988 +3.0%
Gross profit margin 65.2% 68.9% -
Operating profit 1,339,522 1,424,232 -5.9%
EBITDA margin 44.7% 50.1% -
EBIT margin 38.5% 44.5% -
Profit before income tax 1,409,112 1,493,331 -5.6%
Profit attributable to the equity
holders of the Company
1,065,424 1,181,562 -9.8%
Adjusted profit attributable to the
equity holders of the Company #
1,097,184 1,181,562 -7.1%
Net cash+ 4,826,455 2,919,463 +65.3%
Earnings per share
- Basic
- Diluted

RMB34.29 cents
RMB34.29 cents

RMB38.04 cents
RMB38.01 cents

-9.9%
-9.8%
Adjusted basic earnings per share# RMB35.31 cents RMB38.04 cents -7.2%
Final dividend per share (note 7) HK22.00 cents - -




+ “Net Cash” means “Restricted bank deposits” plus “short-term time deposits” and “cash
    and cash equivalents” and minus “Borrowings”.

* For identification purpose only

“EBITDA margin” means “Earnings before taxes, interest, depreciation, and amortization” divided by Sales”.

# Excluding provision for impairment of goodwill of VMR Products, LLC and its subsidiaries (“VMR”) of RMB22,710,000 and expenses directly related to spin-off of RMB9,050,000 attributable to the equity holders of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2017.