Apr. 20, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Nanning Sugar Industry Co Ltd<000911
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Basic earnings per share were RMB 0.30 in 2011, down 53.13% year on year.
The sugar maker said the significant decrease in net profit was a result of a sharp decline in sugar prices in the fourth quarter, rising raw material costs and the most severe power shortage in 20 years.
The company's revenue rose 9% year on year to RMB 4.24 billion in 2011.
Nanning Sugar also said that it suffered a loss of RMB 51.60 million in the first quarter of this year, whereas it earned RMB 42.68 billion in the same period of 2011. Operating revenue fell 18.63% year on year to RMB 732 million in the first three months.