Jul. 31, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Hang Lung Properties Ltd<0101
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Basic earnings per share were 82 HK cents in the first six months and an interim dividend of 17 HK cents was declared.
The developer's underlying profit increased 72% to HK$2.52 billion in H1.
Hang Lung Properties saw its revenue soar 60% YoY to HK$4.23 billion in the period. Revenue from property leasing operations in mainland China rose 22% YoY to HK$1.48 billion, taking its total rental revenue to HK$2.96 billion in H1.
Earnings from the rental sector rose 14% to HK$2.42 billion.