Feb. 22, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Alibaba.com Ltd<1688
>, China's top e-commerce operator, reaped RMB 1.71 billion in net profit attributable to shareholders last year, reflecting a year-on-year increase of 16.6% from RMB 1.47 billion.
In 2011, the Hong Kong-listed
firm's revenue increased 15.5% year on year from RMB 5.56 billion to RMB 6.42 billion. Earnings before interest, taxes and amortization or EBITA reached RMB 1.94 billion, up 21.9% year on year from RMB 1.59 billion.
Basic earnings per share for last year were 41 RMB cents, 22.8% more than 33.4 RMB cents in 2010.
However, the company's net profit attributable to shareholders for the fourth quarter of 2011 declined 6% year on year to RMB 385.9 million, and its revenue grew by 9% from a year earlier to RMB 1.66 billion in the period.
As of Dec. 31, 2011, Alibaba.com had 76.33 million registered users, 23.5% or 14.5 million more than 61.8 million registered users it had at the end of 2010. Of the total users last year, 50.82 million from the domestic market, while the remaining 25.52 million from the international market.