PORT operator Shenzhen Chiwan Wharf Holdings has announced after-tax profit of 112.47 million yuan (about HK$103.13 million) for last year. The figure was up 24.04 per cent from 90.67 million yuan in 1993. Earnings per share were 32.9 fen, up 17.92 per cent from 27.9 fen in 1993. A final dividend of 1.97 yuan per 10 shares was recommended by the management, subject to approval at an annual general meeting on April 29. Considering the mainland austerity programme, the company said it was satisfied with the results and predicted further profit growth this year as new facilities came into service. While concentrating on its core port operation business, the company will also invest in port-related industries. Such investments, such as the plants of Shenzhen Southsea Grain Industry and Shenzhen Nantian Oilmill Industry, are expected to generate about 700,000 to one million tonnes of cargo throughput annually.