Friday, May 22, 2015
News this week: Last week, Hong Kong-listed HC International announced its results for the quarter ended 31st March 2015. Revenues were US$34 million, a decrease of 5.5% compared with the same quarter last year. Profit in the quarter also recorded a drop falling 41% down to US$4.0 million. Diluted earnings per share in the period were RMB 0.0365 (US$0.0059).
Almost 80% of the Beijing-based company’s revenues were generated from online services amounting to US$27 million. This represents a year-on-year decrease of 12%. The second largest business segment was seminars and other services, which increased by 8.7% to US$4.4 million and accounted for 13% of total revenues. The remaining revenues were generated from the newly acquired “digital identity management business”, anti-counterfeiting products and services (US$1.8 million), and the trade catalogues and yellow page directories segment (US$718,000).