APT 2015 Annual Results Announcement
On 22 March 2016, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of APT Satellite Holdings Limited (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the audited financial results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Group”) in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2015.
In 2015, the Group’s revenue amounted to HK$1,194,411,000 (2014: HK$1,247,518,000), representing a decrease of 4.3% amounting to HK$53,107,000 as compared to 2014.
Profit before taxation
In 2015, the Group’s profit before taxation amounted to HK$626,135,000 (2014: HK$618,789,000), representing an increase of 1.2% amounting to HK$7,346,000 as compared to 2014.
Profit attributable to equity shareholders
In 2015, the Group’s profit attributable to equity shareholders amounted to HK$513,831,000 (2014: HK$508,045,000). Basic earnings per share and dilute earnings per share were HK 55.09 cents (2014(Restated): HK54.47cents).
During the year, the Company has declared and paid an interim dividend in cash of HK3.50 cents per share. The Board has resolved to declare a final dividend in cash of HK5.00 cents per share for the financial year ended 31 December 2015 (2014(Restated): HK4.67 cents). The final dividend is conditional, upon the passing of the relevant resolution at the forthcoming annual general meeting which will be held on Monday, 30 May 2016. The final dividend will be paid on or about Thursday, 23 June 2016 to shareholders whose names appear on the register of members at the close of business on Tuesday, 7 June 2016.