Wuliangye Yibin reports 2013 net earnings of 7.97B yuan, down 19.8% from year-ago period; revenue falls 9.1% year-over-year to 24.72B yuan
April 18, 2014
– Net profits of Chinese liquor giant Wuliangye Yibin Co Ltd dropped 19.75 percent to 7.97 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) last year, the latest data showed.
In 2013, business revenues of the market leader totaled 24.72 billion yuan, falling 9.13 percent from a year earlier, the company said in its annual report filed with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The slower profit growth came as China's liquor industry undergoes a restructuring period following wild growth in the past decade. The ongoing nationwide campaign to curb extravagance has also dealt a blow to high-end liquor brands such as Wuliangye.
Wuliangye said the industry will remain in an adjustment period, and the company will aim to realize positive growth of business revenues for 2014.
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