Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Great Wall 2012 Profit Surges to Record on Rising SUV Sales

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

March 21 (Bloomberg) -- Great Wall Motor Co., China’s biggest maker of SUVs and pickup trucks, reported profit surged to a record last year, helped by demand for its Haval vehicles.

Net income rose 66 percent to 5.69 billion yuan ($916 million), from 3.4 billion yuan, Great Wall, which disclosed preliminary earnings in January, said in a statement filed to the Hong Kong stock exchange today. Revenue rose 43 percent to 43 billion yuan.

SUV sales jumped 90 percent as the Baoding-based company led Chinese companies in the fastest-growing segment of the nation’s auto market last year. Great Wall also benefited after tensions flared over the ownership of a group of uninhabited islands -- known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China -- which drove down demand for Honda Motor Co.’s CRV and Toyota Motor Corp.’s RAV4 in China.

Great Wall, whose shares more than doubled last year, closed unchanged at HK$28.40 in Hong Kong before the earnings announcement.

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: Tian Ying in Beijing at ytian@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Young-Sam Cho at ycho2@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.