Apr. 18, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Shanxi
Coking Co Ltd<600740
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In the first quarter of 2011, the company's net profit attributed to shareholders reached RMB 86.63 million, and basic earnings per share were RMB 0.15.
The coke producer said in a statement filed with the Shanghai Stock Exchange
that the sharp decrease in net profit was due to the sluggish coke market in China.
Last year, Shanxi
Coking Coal saw its operation revenue increased 21.03% year on year to RMB 7.75 billion. However, its net profit decreased 17.02% than a year earlier to RMB 53.28 million in 2011, sources reported.