Hong Kong-listed HC International reported revenues of US$98 million, a year-on-year growth of 56%. Profit attributable to equity holders in the nine-month period was US$16 million, a jump of 158% over the first nine months of 2012. Diluted earnings per share in the first nine months were RMB 0.1614 (US$0.026).
The company’s largest business segment, online services, generated more than 82% of total revenues (US$81 million) – an impressive growth of 73% over the first nine months in 2012. The seminars & other services segment generated about 13% of revenues (US$13 million) and increased 27% year-on-year. The remaining revenues were generated from the trade catalogues & yellow page directories business segment, which recorded a year-on-year decrease of 22%.
Business Strategies Group Hong Kong – www.bsgasia.com