Aug. 28, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China State Construction Engineering Corp Ltd<601668
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Basic earnings per share were RMB 0.22 during the period, according to the firm's interim report.
Operating revenue grew 14.8% YoY to RMB 218.27 billion in the first six months. Revenue from housing construction segment increased 17.4% to RMB 199.7 billion in H1, 14.8% more than in the same period of last year, and the sector's gross profit margin rose 0.8 percentage points to 8.5%, boosting the firm's overall gross profit margin to 12.1% in the six-month period.
Revenue from infrastructure business climbed only 4.2%; YoY to RMB 27.1 billion in H1, and gross profit margin in the segment fell 0.7 percentage points to 10.0%.
The property business generated RMB 21.5 billion of revenue in the period, reflecting a growth of 4.5% YoY, and the gross profit margin fell 2 percentage points to 44.6%. The company's property sales hit a record RMB 60.3 billion in H1, up 25.6% YoY.