Jan. 19, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co Ltd<600688
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and Hong Kong-listed
firm attributed the profit plunge principally to higher international crude oil prices.
Weak demand for petrochemical products in the fourth quarter of 2011 also resulted in the profit drop of last year, said the company.
In 2010, the ethylene producer's net profit attributable to shareholders stood at RMB 2.77 billion under the International Financial Reporting Standards and the firm's earnings per share were RMB 0.385.
Under the China Accounting Standards and System, the company earned RMB 2.7 billion in net profit attributable to shareholders in 2010 with EPS of RMB 0.376.
Detailed fiscal figures will be disclosed in the 2011 annual report of the company.