Financial Summary
 
For the six months ended
30 June (in HK$'000)
For the year ended
31 December (in HK$'000)
  1H2017 1H2016 +/(-) 2016 2015 +/(-)
Revenue 1,605,699 1,332,715 +20.5% 2,914,842 2,870,794 +1.5%
Gross profit 669,792 581,558 +15.2% 1,261,994 1,092,490 +15.5%
EBITDA 305,729 358,369 -14.7% 699,477 662,977 +5.5%
Profit attributable to owners of the company 264,942 310,569 -14.7% 600,908 620,736 -3.2%
Research and development expenses
(included in administrative expenses)
(119,290) (62,105) +92.1% (183,614) (157,734) +16.4%
Per share (in HK$)
Earnings per share
         
- Basic 0.238 0.279 -14.7% 0.539 0.560 -3.8%
- Diluted 0.237 0.276 -14.1% 0.535 0.551 -2.9%
Proposed final dividend (in HK$) 0.04 0.04 +0% 0.04 0.02 +100%
Financial ratios          
Gross profit margin 41.7% 43.6%   43.3% 38.1%  
Net profit margin 15.8% 23.3%   20.7% 21.6%  
Current ratio 4.9 5.4   4.6 4.1  
Return on equity1 14.0%* 17.7%*   17.2% 20.1%*  
Return on assets2 11.3%* 13.2%*   13.6% 15.2%*  

Notes:
1 Return on equity = Profit attributable to owners of the company/Equity as at year end
2 Return on assets = Profit attributable to owners of the company/Total assets as at year end
* Annualised figure

  As at 30 June 2017
(in HK$'000)
As at 31 December 2016
(in HK$'000)
+/(-) As at 31 December 2015
(in HK$'000)
Total assets 4,700,344 4,433,063 +6.0% 4,080,199
Total liabilities 902,560 931,780 -3.1% 989,600
Total equity 3,797,784 3,501,283 +8.5% 3,090,599
Net current assets 3,457,835 3,295,002 +4.9% 3,033,042