HONG KONG, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited ("Shanghai Petrochemical" or the "Company") (HKEx: 00338; SSE: 600688; NYSE: SHI) today announced the unaudited operating results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2015 (the "Period").
Under the China Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises, the Group's revenue for the Period amounted to RMB61.558 billion (corresponding period of 2014: RMB76.719 billion). It recorded an operating profit of RMB2.919 billion (corresponding period of 2014: an operating loss of RMB252 million). Net profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company was RMB2.246 billion (corresponding period of 2014: net loss attributable to equity shareholders of the Company of RMB152 million). Basic earnings per share amounted to RMB0.208 (corresponding period of 2014: basic loss per share of RMB0.014).
Mr. Wang Zhiqing, Chairman of Shanghai Petrochemical, said, "In the first three quarters of 2015, international crude oil prices continued to fluctuate at low levels, leading to a significant decrease in the Group's cost of major raw materials and an increase in gross profit of its products. The Group recorded profit for the first three quarters ended 30 September 2015 as opposed to the loss recorded for the same period last year. The Group will continue to ramp up its efforts in structure optimization, cost-saving and profit-increasing, and will enhance efforts in safety and environmental protection, production and operations, as well as intensification of its management. The Group will continue to endeavor to maximize economic benefits for sustainable growth, and to maintain a good momentum in its operations."
Shanghai Petrochemical is one of the largest petrochemical companies in China in terms of sales revenue and was one of the first Chinese companies to complete a global securities offering. Located at Jinshanwei in southwest Shanghai, the Group is a highly integrated petrochemicals enterprise which processes crude oil into a broad range of products such as synthetic fibres, resins and plastics, intermediate petrochemicals and petroleum products.
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Encl: Consolidated Income Statement (Unaudited): http://photos.prnasia.com/prnk/20151022/8521507115
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