Aug. 23, 2012 (China Knowledge) - Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd<0175
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Earnings per share were nearly RMB 0.14 during the period, up 8.5% YoY. No interim dividend was declared.
The company's revenue reached RMB 11.18 billion in the first six months, up 6% from the same period of last year.
The auto maker sold 222,000 vehicles in H1, having achieving 48.3% of its sales target for this year. The company saw its auto exports surge 210% YoY in the period, a growth much higher than the national average.