Apr. 26, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Shandong
Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd<000488
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The paper maker said that the significant drop in net profit was a result of low paper prices and falling gross profit margin.
The company's operating revenue increased 12.73% year on year to RMB 4.75 billion in the first quarter.
Chenming Paper said earlier that its net profit fell 47.71% year on year to RMB 608 million last year. The company booked RMB 17.75 billion in operating revenue in 2011, 3.16% more than in the previous year, according to an earlier report
from China Knowledge.