HONG KONG, Oct. 27, 2016 /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, 2016 (the "Period").
Under the China Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises, the Group's revenue for the Period amounted to RMB54.585 billion (corresponding period of 2015: RMB61.558 billion). It recorded an operating profit of RMB5.309 billion (corresponding period of 2015: RMB2.919 billion). Net profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company was RMB4.130 billion (corresponding period of 2015: RMB2.246 billion). Basic earnings per share amounted to RMB0.382 (corresponding period of 2015: RMB0.208).
Mr. Wang Zhiqing, Chairman of Shanghai Petrochemical, said, "In the first three quarters of 2016, the decrease in prices of the Company's products was smaller when compared with the decrease in the costs of the raw materials it procured, which led to an increase in gross profit. Of which, in the first quarter of 2016, the policy of "floor price" for domestic refined oil and the rebound of international crude oil prices provided support to the profit of the Company. Adhering to the foundation of safe and environmental-friendly production, the Group will continue to optimize the production and operation process, enhance the development quality and efficiency, adjust the product structure swiftly and strive for better profitability."
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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