Mar. 20, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China Merchants Property Development Co Ltd<000024
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China Merchants Group, yesterday reported a net profit of RMB 2.59 billion for last year, reflecting a growth of 29% year on year.
The company realized RMB 15.1 billion in operating revenue in 2011, 9.64% more than in the previous year.
China Merchants Property, with a focus on high-end properties, saw its contracted sales surge 44% year on year to RMB 21 billion and sales area rise 26% to 1.2 million square meters.
Despite the government's control on the real estate market, the company's average sales price rose to RMB 17,500 per sq m 2011 from RMB 15,367 per sq m in 2010, and gross profit margin at property development business increase by 14 percentage points to 56%, much higher than the 29% of China Vanke Co Ltd<000002
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In 2012, the company aims to sell 1.24 million sq m of properties and reap RMB 21 billion in contracted sales.