Sep. 3, 2012 (China Knowledge) - GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Ltd<0493
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Basic loss per share for the period was RMB 0.03, while its basic earnings per share for the first half of last year were RMB 0.07. No dividend was declared.
According to a statement filed with Hong Kong Stock Exchange
, revenue for the six-month period decreased 22.4% YoY to RMB 23.13 billion.
In the first six months of 2012, the appliance retailer's gross margin was 16.37%, 1.97 percentage points lower than in the corresponding period of last year.
As of the end of Jun 30, 2012, the company had a total of 1,740 outlets in mainland China.