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  Unaudited
For the six months ended
30 September
 
2017
RMB’000

2016
RMB’000
(Restated)
Change
in percentage


Sales 1,637,877 1,580,110 +3.7%
Gross profit 1,067,291 1,028,926 +3.7%
Gross profit margin 65.2% 65.1% -
Operating profit 605,259 563,013 +7.5%
EBITDA margin 43.0% 42.4% -
EBIT margin 37.0% 35.6% -
Profit before income tax 650,729 583,358 +11.5%
Profit for the Period 503,979 464,556 +8.5%
Profit attributable to the equity
holders of the Company
456,894 473,956 -3.6%
Adjusted profit attributable to the
equity holders of the Company #
474,894 473,956 +0.2%
Earnings per share (RMB cents)
- Basic
- Diluted

14.70
14.70

15.26
15.26

–3.7%
–3.7%
Adjusted basic earnings per share#
(RMB cents)
15.28 15.26 +0.1%
Inteirm dividend per share (HK cents)
Special dividend per share (HK cents)
10.30
5.70
-
-
 




  Unaudited
As at
30 September
2017
RMB’000
Audited
As at
31 March
2017
RMB’000
 
Net Cash+ 4,880,220 4,826,455  




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

# Excluding provision for impairment on other non-current assets of RMB18,000,000.

+ “Net Cash” means “Short-term time deposits” and “Cash and cash equivalents” minus “Borrowings”.