Apr. 25, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Huaneng Power International Inc<600011
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The power producer said in a statement that the strong growth in net profit was due to an increase in domestic on-grid power prices and higher earnings from its Singapore power business.
The company's revenue rose 13% year on year or 1.93% quarter on quarter to RMB 34.26 billion during the period.
Gross profit margin rose 4.14 percentage points to 13.06% in the first quarter.
The company earlier reported a net profit of RMB 1.27 billion for 2011, 64.2% less than in 2010. Operating revenue jumped 27.9% year on year to RMB 133.42 billion last year.