Financial Highlights

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Income

(All amounts in RMB millions, except per share data)

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  Six months ended 30 June
  Note 2016 2017
Revenue 5 140,255 138,160
Interconnection charges (6,366) (6,331)
Depreciation and amortisation (37,915) (38,874)
Network, operation and support expenses 6 (25,624) (26,365)
Employee benefit expenses 7 (18,271) (20,074)
Costs of telecommunications products sold 8 (21,753) (14,638)
Other operating expenses 9 (26,957) (27,193)
Finance costs 10 (2,468) (3,130)
Interest income 441 703
Share of net profit/(loss) of associates (150) 487
Share of net profit of joint ventures 56 261
Other income – net 11 576 411
Profit before income tax   1,824 3,417
Income tax expenses 12 (395) (994)
Profit for the period   1,429 2,423
Profit attributable to:
Equity shareholders of the Company   1,429 2,415
Non-controlling interests   8
Earnings per share for profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company during the period:
Basic earnings per share (RMB) 13 0.06 0.10
Diluted earnings per share (RMB) 13 0.06 0.10

The notes on pages 14 to 40 are an integral part of this unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information.