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Annual Report 2017

Consolidated Statement of Income

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

Year ended 31 December
Note 2017 2016
Revenue 6 274,829 274,197
Interconnection charges (12,617) (12,739)
Depreciation and amortisation (77,492) (76,805)
Network, operation and support expenses 7 (54,507) (51,167)
Employee benefit expenses 8 (42,471) (36,907)
Costs of telecommunications products sold 9 (26,643) (39,301)
Other operating expenses 10 (57,166) (54,585)
Finance costs 11 (5,734) (5,017)
Interest income 1,647 1,160
Share of net profit of associates 893 204
Share of net profit of joint ventures 574 153
Other income - net 12 1,280 1,591
Profit before income tax 2,593 784
Income tax expenses 13 (743) (154)
Profit for the year 1,850 630
Profit attributable to:
   Equity shareholders of the Company 1,828 625
   Non-controlling interests 22 5
Earnings per share for profit attributable to equity shareholders
   of the Company during the year:


Basic earnings per share (RMB)
14 0.07 0.03
Diluted earnings per share (RMB) 14 0.07 0.03

Details of dividends attributable to equity shareholders of the Company for the years ended 31 December 2017 and 2016 are set out in Note 30.

The notes on pages 111 to 187 are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.