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Operating Results

(i) Overview

According to the audited consolidated financial statements for 2017, the Group’s net profit for the year was RMB1,105 million, representing an increase of 70.7% as compared with 2016, of which the profit attributable to the equity holders of the Group was RMB940 million, representing an increase of 73.4% as compared with 2016, mainly due to a significant increase in realized revenue from the wind power business of the Group as compared with last year.

(ii) Revenue

In 2017, the Group recorded revenue of RMB7,058 million, representing an increase of 61.0% as compared with 2016, of which:

1. Natural gas business recorded revenue of RMB3,957 million, representing an increase of 64.8% as compared with 2016. This was mainly attributable to the increase in revenue as a result of the increase in sales volume of natural gas in the year 2017.

2. Wind power business achieved revenue of RMB3,101 million, representing an increase of 56.4% as compared with 2016. This was mainly due to an increase in installed capacity and utilization hours of operational equipment, which resulted in an increase in sales volume of electricity and revenue of electricity sales.

(iii) Other income and net gains

During the reporting period, the Group recorded other income and net gains of RMB81 million, representing a decrease of 16.5% as compared with 2016. This was mainly due to the substantial decrease in the foreign exchange gains resulting from fluctuations of exchange rates denominated in Hong Kong Dollar.