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Results

Results
For the year
Note 2018
HK$M
2017
HK$M
Change
in %
Revenue 14,719 18,558 -21%
Operating profit 29,365 34,930 -16%
Profit attributable to the Company’s shareholders  
Underlying (a), (b) 10,148 7,834 +30%
Recurring underlying (b) 7,521 7,813 -4%
Reported 28,666 33,957 -16%
Cash generated from operations 11,619 13,680 -15%
Net cash inflow before financing 10,144 4,869 +108%

HK$

HK$
Earnings per share  
Underlying (c) 1.74 1.34 +30%
Recurring underlying (c) 1.29 1.34 -4%
Reported (c) 4.90 5.80 -16%
Dividends per share  
First interim 0.27 0.25 +8%
Second interim 0.57 0.52 +10%

Financial Position

Financial Position
At 31st December
Note 2018
HK$M
2017
HK$M
Change
in %
Total equity (including non-controlling interests) 281,291 259,378 +8%
Net debt 29,905 35,347 -15%
Gearing ratio (a) 10.6% 13.6% -3.0%pt.

HK$

HK$
Equity attributable to the Company's shareholders per share (a) 47.74 44.00 +9%
(a) Refer to glossary on page 181 for definition.
(b) A reconciliation between reported profit and underlying profit attributable to the Company’s shareholders is provided on page 15.
(c) Refer to note 14 in the financial statements for the weighted average number of shares.

Underlying profit / (loss) by segment

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