Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization

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If a cashed-up billionaire like Warren Buffett goes on a shopping spree, he might evaluate a takeover target by comparing its share price to its core earnings.

Wednesday, 10 August, 2011, 12:00am

VIP tables pour in cash for Galaxy

Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group saw net profit drop 21.8 per cent last year on accounting charges, while underlying cash flow nearly doubled.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

View of Disneyland profits minus flimflam still a picture of loss

Record revenues of HK$3 billion helped Disneyland report positive earnings before deducting interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (ebitda) for the first time: it reversed from a loss of HK$70 million last year to earnings of HK$221 million. SCMP, January 19

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Theme is upbeat as Disneyland eyes a good year

Five years after opening, Hong Kong Disneyland is expected to record one of its best years, with higher attendance and greater profitability.

Buoyed by an upsurge in mainland and overseas visitors and their increased spending, the theme park has probably welcomed far more visitors than the 4.57 million reported a year ago, park insiders said.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Second-best attendance predicted for Disney

Attendance at Hong Kong Disneyland this year is expected to edge up slightly to about 4.5 million, its second-highest so far, despite the global downturn and swine flu fears, according to sources familiar with the theme park's operation.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Costs, competition eat into Galaxy earnings

Rising costs and cut-throat competition in Macau's booming gaming industry weighed heavily on Macau casino developer Galaxy Entertainment during the first quarter.

31 May 2008 - 12:00am

Xinhua Finance to focus on Greater China after bureau sales

Xinhua Finance, a Tokyo-listed mainland business news wire service provider, will focus on covering the Greater China market after selling its seven Asia-Pacific news bureaus to Canadian-based peer Thomson Financial, according to an announcement on Thursday.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

China Mobile's rural push pays off while rival sees slow progress

China Mobile, the nation's largest mobile-telephone operator, said first-quarter profit jumped 22 per cent as it expanded into the lower-margin rural areas, while fixed-line rival China Telecom Corp reported a slower 3.9 per cent growth.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

China Telecom on the recovery

Fixed-line giant adds 2.64 million new users and books net profit of 5.9b yuan

China Telecom showed signs of halting the slide of market share to mobile operators, adding 2.64 million fixed lines in the three months ending last month and booking a net profit of 5.91 billion yuan.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

PCCW sees turnaround as fixed-line fall bottoms

The decline of PCCW's core fixed-line business has bottomed and the signing up of new customers last month for the first time in more than two years indicated a turnaround, the company said yesterday.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

CSL earnings rise despite revenue drop

CSL, Hong Kong's No 2 mobile operator, has reported higher interim earnings despite a drop in revenue and average customer spending.

For the six months ended December 31, the Telstra-owned subsidiary reported earnings before interest and tax of HK$253 million, up 9.05 per cent from the corresponding period in 2001.

28 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

CSL'S FIRST-HALF EARNINGS SHOW SUBSTANTIAL RISE DESPITE A DROP IN REVENUE

CSL, Hong Kong's No 2 mobile operator, has reported higher interim earnings despite a drop in revenue and average customer spending.

For the six months ended December 31, the Telstra-owned subsidiary reported earnings before interest and tax of HK$253 million, up 9.05 per cent from the corresponding period in 2001.

28 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Appealing job pays well for doing nothing

Top barrister John Griffiths has pulled off an amazing feat that most of us only dream about - getting paid for doing nothing.

He is being paid HK$400,000 a year to chair the Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board. Telecoms companies can lodge appeals with the board against decisions by Ofta (Office of the Telecommunications Authority).

12 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Caution on mainland outdoor ad market

A 'reduce' recommendation on Clear Media from UBS Warburg analyst Joe Zhang has sent a warning signal on the mainland's outdoor advertising sector before counterparts MediaNation and Media Partners International Holdings list on the Growth Enterprise Market this month.

In a report on Thursday, UBS issued a reduce rating on Clear Media, with a target price of HK$5.01.

12 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

High-valuations warning for two GEM listing candidates

Fund managers have warned of the high valuations for two mainland outdoor advertising agencies that are due to list on the Growth Enterprise Market this month.

MediaNation plans to raise up to HK$1.03 billion and Media Partners International Holdings up to HK$368 million following the mainboard debut last month of counterpart Clear Media.

10 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

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