Apr. 24, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Shandong
Gold Mining Co<600547
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Operating revenue surged 63.17% from a year earlier to RMB 12.9 billion. Earnings per share were RMB 0.43, up 38.71% year on year. The Shanghai-listed
firm attributed the profit and revenue growth to increased gold output and decreased operating costs.
At the end of last month, the Chinese gold giant had RMB 13.3 billion in total assets, whereas it had RMB 12.66 billion as of Mar. 31, 2011. Shandong
Gold Mining's net profit reached RMB 1.9 billion in 2011, up 55.55% from a year earlier, and its operating revenue grew 25.07% year on year to RMB 39.42 billion last year.
The company expects to reap RMB 2.9 billion in profit and RMB 45 billion in revenue in 2012, and its gold output is expected to reach 25 tons this year.