A summary of the results of the Group from FY2014 to FY2017:

Income Statement

  2017 HKD'000 2016 HKD'000 2015 HKD'000 2014 HKD'000
Revenue 4,183,786 3,499,762 2,869,846 2,683,408
Gross Profit 829,197 821,512 787,476 736,384
Profit before tax 58,242 110,978 244,439 246,867
Profit for the year 50,785 100,452 184,676 202,947
Earning per share (HK cent) 2.27 5.92 10.09 12.37

Balance Sheet

  2017 HKD'000 2016 HKD'000 2015 HKD'000 2014 HKD'000
Bank balances and cash equivalent 155,485 131,848 328,790 254,020
Bank borrowings 736,054 476,896 160,541 233,016
Total assets 2,883,172 2,537,083 1,809,711 1,621,266
Total liabilites 1,573,706 1,322,987 713,022 708,153
Equity 1,309,466 1,214,096 1,096,689 913,113

Financial Ratios

  2017 2016 2015 2014
Gross Profit Margin (1) 19.8% 23.5% 27.4% 27.4%
Net Profit Margin (2) 1.2% 2.9% 6.4% 7.6%
Return on total assets (3) 1.7% 10.2% 12.5% 10.2%
Return on Equity (4) 8.3% 16.8% 22.2% 25.2%
Gearing ratio (5) 56.2% 39.3% 25.5% 28.3%
Debt to Equity Ratio (6) 44.3% 28.4% n/a (7) n/a (7)
  1. Profit before tax divided by revenue
  2. Profit for the year divided by revenue
  3. Being profit for the year divided by total assets at the end of the year
  4. Being profit for the year divided by total equity at the end of the year
  5. Total bank borrowings divided by total equity at the end of the year
  6. Bank borrowings net of bank balances and cash equivalent, dividend by total total equity
  7. The Group had a net cash position as at 31 December 2014 and 2015, and therefore, debt to equity ratio was not applicable.